Spectrum is one of the biggest cables and internet provider in the United States that offer its services to over 41 states. If you use the network, you already know how awesome their services are. However, being a subscriber to Spectrum Internet is not enough. You will also need to invest in a good router as the efficiency of the internet connection will depend on it. Also, an inefficacious router will disrupt your online experience by limiting the usage and quality of the service you avail. Therefore, you need to know how to access your router and its settings so you may configure it to get the most out of the device.
How to Set Up Your Router
Spectrum uses a variety of routers from different manufacturers such as Askey or Netgear. However, their configuration process is almost similar despite what router you use. Here are a few simple and easy steps to set up your router quickly.
#1. Connect Your Router to the Power Source
To start, you will need to connect your router to the modem and a power source. If you don’t know how to connect your router with the modem then it is advised to read the instructional manual.
#2. Plug in Cable Outlet in the Modem via Coaxial Cable
If you want to operate your Spectrum TV with a receiver then you can do it by using a splitter. This splitter you would have received in the self-installation kit of Spectrum. All you need to do is hold the coaxial cable that is shorter and plug in the splitter’s IN end to the wall outlet. Now, the Spectrum receiver and modem will be connected to the splitter’s OUT end. However, if you just want to use Spectrum internet then simply use the coaxial cable to connect the cable outlet with the modem.
#3. Connect the A/C Power Cable to the Modem
You are now required to connect the modem with the A/C power cable and then into the electrical outlet. Turn the modem on. This will switch on the modem and a connection with the network will soon establish. However, you will have to wait till the light of the ‘online’ indictor is switched on without blinking.
#4. Use Ethernet Cable to Connect the Router to the Modem
Now, you need to connect your modem to the router. You can do this by plugging the ethernet cable into the modem from one end and the router’s internet port through the other.
#5. Connect Your Wireless Device to Wi-Fi
The next is step is to connect to the Wi-Fi. For this, look at your router’s backside. You’ll see SSD (the default name) and a password. You can use these credentials to enable Spectrum internet. However, if you have a router that’s dual-band then there will be two SSID, two separate network names, but only a single password. It will then be your choice to assign two separate network names and fix two separate passwords for each of the bands or just one for both of them. You can then go to Wi-Fi settings, select the band that you prefer. It will then be your choice to connect through the 5 GHz band or the 2.4 GHz. Now, save the new settings and you can use your internet connection.
#6. Create Your Spectrum Account
Now that you have connected to the Wi-Fi, it is time to activate the service. You will then be guided on how you can successfully activate your very own Spectrum internet service. After that, you can easily make your Spectrum account. This will help you to manage your Wi-Fi usage.
Logging in to a Spectrum Router
Before you log into a Spectrum router, make sure that you have a solid internet connection. Now, simply open your favorite web browser and enter the IP address of the Spectrum router. It will be located on the device’s back. You will be directed to a new page. Since you’ve logged in for the first time, just use the default credentials.
After you have logged in successfully, you can alter the password to secure the connection even more. Now, you’ll see the web interface of the router. You will find different menus that will enable you to change the settings of the router. Logging into your Spectrum router will give you the authority of running your Wi-Fi according to how you want it.
You can also track how much data was consumed by your Spectrum TV. Once you have made the desired changes to the settings of the router, you can save them and then log out safely. Viola! You have done it. Logging into your Spectrum router will now be as simple as ABC for you.
Sometimes, it is not the internet provider who is at fault for providing you with crappy service, it is your router. This is why it is necessary to access your router to configure it properly and according to your needs. Now that you know how to log into your Spectrum router, you will be able to use the internet to its full potential. Happy surfing!