The next step that comes after purchasing every gadget is the setup. While there is the option of getting the services of professionals to set it up for you, you may decide against it because of the possibility of attracting extra charges, also known as the “Installation charges.” So often, you choose the “Self Installation” option, which means you don’t get the professionals to go home with you to help you set up some of these devices. So what do you do?
Self-Installation could be very easy if you take the time to follow the instructions step by step and take your time to understand what goes where and how?
Are you planning to purchase a spectrum Wi-Fi soon? Or do you have it, and you are yet to get it up and running? Sit back and read on as you learn straightforward steps to set up your Spectrum Wi-Fi by yourself.
- The Spectrum Wi-Fi Self-Installation Package
- 3 Steps To Set Up Your Spectrum Wi-Fi
- What To Do in Case There Is Another Connected Spectrum Receiver?
- Changing Login Credentials on Your Spectrum Wi-Fi
- Frequently Asked Questions
The Spectrum Wi-Fi Self-Installation Package
After you must have purchased your spectrum Wi-Fi, the first thing to do is to go through the package to be sure you have all the items you need in the box. When checking the self-install box, look out for the following items:
- The welcome and manual guide
- Modem’s power cord
- Modem’s coaxial cable
- Wi-Fi router
- Router’s power cord
- Ethernet cable
You are to make sure the above-listed items are complete because there would be a default in the process of setting it up without any of them.
3 Steps To Set Up Your Spectrum Wi-Fi
Yes! You read right. We have three steps to help you set up your Spectrum Wi-Fi. They are:
- Hooking up the modem.
- Hooking up the router to the modem.
- Hooking up a device to a Wi-Fi network.
Now let’s go through each step in the order in which they are listed.
Hooking Up the Modem
- First things first, you are to plug in the coaxial cable to your modem and the other end to the coax wall plate or cable outlet.
- Up next is the connection of one end of the power cord to the modem and plugging in the other end to the power outlet.
- Now power on your computer. It may take 2 minutes to 5 minutes maximum for the spectrum modem to be connected.
And that’s it for the first step; connecting the spectrum modem.
Hooking Up the Router to the Modem
- Pick the Ethernet cable, plug in one end to the spectrum modem, and plug in the other end to the yellow port behind the spectrum Wi-Fi router.
- The connection of the power cord comes next. Plug in one end to the Wi-Fi router and the other one to the wall socket.
- Switch on the router and wait for some minutes for the router’s Wi-Fi light to come on. As soon as the light comes on, it indicates that the router and the modem are now connected, and there you have it! The second step is done.
Hooking Up a Device to Wi-Fi Network
This is the final lap. You are now getting closer to setting up your Spectrum Wi-Fi. A few more steps, and you are good to go!
- Check the list of Wi-Fi connections on the device you intend to connect your Spectrum Wi-Fi to.
- Choose your Spectrum Wi-Fi on the list, and check for the username/SSID and the password located at the back of your Spectrum Wi-Fi router. Enter the username and password in their required fields.
- Activate your modem by using this link – https://activate.spectrum.net/.
- After completing the above steps, you will be all set and connected. This means you can now start using your Spectrum Wi-Fi like other Wi-Fi networks.
What To Do in Case There Is Another Connected Spectrum Receiver?
In a situation like this, you will need to get a short coaxial cable and a splitter that has a single input and double outputs. With these two items available, follow the steps below:
- Remove the coaxial receiver cord from the power socket.
- Now plug in one end of the short coaxial cable you got to the wall socket.
- Plug in the other end to the splitter’s input.
- Again, pick up the coaxial cord you earlier disconnected from the wall and plug it into either of the splitter outputs. Ensure to connect the end of the cable to the receiver.
- Now you will plug in one end of the modem’s cable to the other splitter output and plug in the other end to the modem itself.
- Again! You have completed this process. Now your receiver and modem can work on the same internet connection.
Changing Login Credentials on Your Spectrum Wi-Fi
Recall that the username and password you used to set up your Wi-Fi router are the ones you found on the router. For security reasons, it is advisable to change these details to what no third-party can easily use to access your Spectrum Wi-Fi without your permission.
- Enter your IP address into the search field on your internet browser.
- Login using the default details on the spectrum login menu.
- Click on the “advanced” button on your screen. Or proceed to the next step.
- You will find the connectivity page. You will be required to pick a frequency band Wi-Fi 5.0GHz is a better option.
- Now select the “basic” tab and input the new name you want to use in the SSID field provided.
- You can change the password in “security settings.” Re-enter your new password in the field provided to confirm it.
- Tap “apply” to save.
After carefully going through all these steps, you will find out that setting up a Spectrum Wi-Fi is one of the easiest things you can do; we hope that you will find this article very helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
You shouldn’t panic if this happens, as it can be a bit overwhelming following the steps. Simply reach out to the spectrum support team, and they will rectify your situation and guide you back on track.
Often, the problem could be a loose cable. Ensure your Ethernet and router cables are correctly plugged in. You can also try turning off your router and turning it on again.