Setting Up Spectrum WiFi

Tips

To get the best WiFi coverage, place the WiFi router in a central location in your home. Also, avoid placing the device in the basement, a desk drawer or other enclosed area, as this can affect your signal strength.

Place the WiFi router away from household electronics like baby monitors, microwaves and wireless headsets. These can sometimes interfere with your signal

WiFi connection diagram. WiFi connection diagram
  1. Make sure the modem is connected and activated before installing the router.
  2. Unplug the modem, and then plug it back in.
  3. Wait for the WiFi light on the front panel of the WiFi router to turn on. If no light turns on, press the Power ON/OFF button on the rear panel of the router.
  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the modem and the other end to the yellow internet port on the WiFi router.
  2. Plug the power cord into the WiFi router, and then plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
  3. Wait for the WiFi light on the front panel of the WiFi router to turn on. If no light turns on, press the Power ON/OFF button on the rear panel of the router.

*If you have a WiFi router connected to the modem during activation, please restart the WiFi router after the modem is activated.

  1. Open the WiFi connections on your device.
  2. Select your unique network name (SSID), which you can find on the bottom of the router and on the enclosed stickers. If you see the name ending in "5G," the router is 5 GHz-capable. Connecting to the "5G" network may provide a better experience.
  3. Enter the password printed on the WiFi router. This password is also printed on the stickers included with the router.
  4. Follow steps A-C to connect other devices.
  1. To start your service to go to https://activate.spectrum.net on your desktop or mobile device.

Click here to download Setting Up Spectrum WiFi Instructions (PDF).

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