Charter Communications has been expanding its services in America ever since the merger between Bright House Networks & Time Warner Cable. Internet connectivity is one of the services that you can now get from Spectrum. It is available in 44 states with the greatest coverage in Texas, New York, California, and New York.
You have two options: hire a technician or do it yourself if you are in search of an internet provider. Installing the service yourself is possible if you don’t want anyone in your home.
Spectrum is one of the few home internet providers that offer easy to install packages for clients who prefer DIY router setup.
Setup a Spectrum wifi router DIY guide
As part of the Spectrum kit, you will receive a simple-to-follow guide manual.
It is recommended to order the Spectrum kit self-install kit when ordering. This kit is specially designed to assist in DIY router setup projects. After receiving the kit, you will need to ensure that every component is in the box.
You should include:
- Wifi router
- Ethernet cable
- Power cables (2)
- Coaxial cable
- Instructions and welcome guide
How to set up a Spectrum WiFi router
Connect the modem
Connect the coax cable to one end of the outlet and the other to the modem. The power cable connects the modem to the power source. Make sure the power source is close to the location you want to place the modem. The modem will connect to the network in about 2-3 minutes.
To indicate a successful connection to the network, the modem’s front light will blink to stabilize.
Connect the modem and the router to wifi
Connect the Ethernet cable to your modem, and then connect the other end to the router’s internet port. Verify that the router cable is properly connected to a power source. The wifi status light will turn blue after a while. This means that the wifi router has been successfully connected.
Connect your device to the wireless network
After the process is completed successfully, you can connect your device to the network and set up your account. Navigate to wifi settings and choose your SSID/network. A sticker is placed on the router’s back to indicate the network name.
For better security, make sure to change your network name and password. Change the password and name:
- Use the default username/password to connect the device to the network.
- Input the IP address in a browser
- Use the default login details from the router to sign in to your account
- For your network, create a new username/password.
- Do not save the changes.
Activate internet equipment
You will receive a self-help guide and an activation website to activate the Spectrum service. You can dial 877 if you cannot reach the internet to access the site. To speak with a representative of the company, dial 309.5869
What to do if the self-installation process is not working?
Although following these steps is more likely to result in positive results, there are times when the connection does not work. Spectrum support can be reached for assistance if you have any problems with the self-installation process. The technician will visit your place to resolve the problem. This service is not free.
They also check for:
- Fault with the modem, wifi router, or wiring cables
- This is the reason for the failure of the installation.
- There are possible errors in the installation process.
The company will replace any defective equipment if the installation fails and you are not charged for it.
Self-installation vs. professional installation
Although it is easy to set up Spectrum wifi routers, it is important to think about whether you would prefer to have a professional troubleshoot it.
You can set up your network easily if you are comfortable with troubleshooting. Spectrum can send a technician if you are not comfortable with the process. Spectrum charges an installation fee of $49.95. It may take Spectrum up to three hours to send a technician to you.