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You don’t always have to opt for a technician to come home to install your wireless router. The whole reason behind buying your own best router for Spectrum is to avoid unnecessary charges and fees that usually accompany any device that is sent by Spectrum.

Before you go about installing your own router for Spectrum, check that you have the following equipment:

  • A self install kit that Spectrum can ship directly to you at your request
  • An internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • All the components that come with your router – power cable, Ethernet cable.

 

Self-Installation Guide For Spectrum Router

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This step by step process will get you connected in no time, without anybody’s support.

Step1: Take your coax cable and attached one end to the modem, and the other end to the wall outlet

Step 2: Plug power cord into the modem and switch it on. Give it two minutes to get fully activated

Step 3: Connect your Ethernet cable to your modem and to your router’s yellow coloured internet port

Step 4: Take your power cord and connect one end to your router, and the other end to the wall outlet. A green colour will indicate that your router is ready to be used. At this time, your indicators for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band should light up. Ensure that the power button is in the ON position

Step 5: Connect a wireless device to your wireless network

  • Ensure WiFi is ON
  • Go to your device’s wireless settings
  • Choose the SSID given on your router
  • Input the password, also mentioned on your router
  • Check if you are connected to the internet by opening a browser

Each login name and password is unique to each individual router – so what works for one will not work for another. This information is usually located on the back of your router. After you have self-installed your router, change the WiFi login name and password for security. You can do this by:

  • Get your device connected to the network through the given login name and password
  • Enter the IP address on a browser
  • Sign in by using the same login and password mentioned on your router
  • Now customize your router’s name and password
  • Save your changes and note down all network information for future reference

 

What To Do If The Self-Installation Fails

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If, for any reason, you find yourself unable to successfully complete a self-installation of your Spectrum wireless router, call Spectrum customer support. A technician will be sent to help you, and you will be charged a service fee. The technician will check:

  • If the equipment is at fault
  • Reasons why the self-installation failed
  • Errors causing in failure of installation

If the equipment was faulty, you do not have to pay a service fee or installation fee.

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