Installation is a very easy procedure that does not even require
you to open the case of your computer. It is important to
note that you must have access to cable Internet service via
your local cable company in addition to having the cable modem
itself to access the Internet via a cable modem. Just having
cable TV does not mean you have access to the Internet via
your cable connection.
How to Install
Unpack your cable modem from the box and verify all package
contents are there.
Determine if you will be connecting your cable modem to your
computer via a USB cable or a CAT 5 network cable. Most new
computers come with network jacks from the manufacturer. A
CAT 5 network cable looks like a large telephone cable. Connecting
via USB or CAT 5 cable will do the same thing, however, connecting
via USB will consume system resources that using a CAT 5 cable
Plug your cable modem into the wall outlet and connect your
cable TV connection from the wall into the back of your modem.
The connector on the back of your modem for the TV cable looks
just like the TV cable connector on the back of a television.
Once you plug in your cable modem to the wall outlet and the
TV cable, you are ready to connect the modem to your computer
via either USB cable or CAT 5 cable. If using a USB cable
simply plug the USB cable into a vacant USB port on your computer.
If connecting via a CAT 5 cable, plug either end of the CAT
5 cable into your computer and the other end into the jack
on the cable modem that looks like a large telephone plug.
If you connect your cable modem to your computer via a CAT
5 cable, you are now ready to use your cable modem and browse
the Internet. If you are connecting your cable modem via a
USB cable, move on to step 6.
When connecting your cable modem to your computer via a USB
cable, you will need to install the USB drivers onto your
computer. The manual that came with your cable modem will
give details on how you should accomplish this. Be sure to
read the manual for installing the drivers. Again, it is preferable
to connect your cable modem to your computer via a CAT 5 cable.
If you run into problems disconnect all cables from your modem
and start over from the beginning. If you still have difficulty
with your modem, contact your cable modem manufacturer or
provided for further assistance.