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Connecting Your Own Modem to Your Computer

To connect your modem to your computer:

  1. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment to establish your connection:
  2. Shut down your computer and unplug it from the power source.
  3. Connect the coaxial cable to your cable outlet.
  4. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the Cable connector on your modem.
  5. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port (or network adapter) on your computer.
  6. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the modem.

    Ethernet Port

  7. Insert the power adapter cord into the power port on the back of the modem.
  8. Plug in the modem. The modem begins an automatic search to locate and sign on to the broadband or wideband data network. This process can take 3 to 5 minutes. The modem is ready for use when the appropriate LED indicator on the front panel stops blinking and is solid. The LED is usually labeled Cable, Online, Link, Cable Link or Link Status.

    Modem Connection

  9. Turn on your computer.

Did You Know?

If you can't connect to the internet after moving your modem to another outlet, you need to Contact Us to restore your connection.

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