The COVID-19 pandemic has pressed the pause button in the United States and across the globe. The World Health Organization has encouraged the practice of social distancing as a way to break the chain of the pandemic. The virus doesn’t move; humans move. If we stop moving, the virus also stops moving. There has been massive panic because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the unpredictable nature of the virus.
It is no news that working and studying from home is the only life-line. This means employees need a good internet connection to work efficiently and effectively from home. Charter Communications (Spectrum) is one of the companies that has been helping people during this trying time by providing internet service to customers.
Spectrum is one of the largest cable TV and internet service providers in the United States. Since the COVID-19 virus hit the United States, people have been practicing social distancing, making it difficult for some people to get their internet installed.
Self-installation of Spectrum internet service helps prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This article will also provide a step by step guide on how you can do self-installation of Spectrum Internet.
Self-installation of the Spectrum Internet service is to prevent spreading the Covid-19 virus
The importance of social distancing and lockdown during this period cannot be overemphasized. Due to the delicacy of the current situation, Spectrum feels it is safer for you to do self-installation of your internet service when there is an existing cable connected to your home. If you don’t install the Spectrum internet yourself, you would need to hire a technician to come to help you install it at home. Inviting the technician into your home increases the risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus. With the complete step-by-step guide, you can do self-installation (it will save you the cost of hiring a technician and also save you from being exposed to the virus).
Additionally, self-installation of Spectrum internet is convenient, and you can choose to do it anytime you want.
Many people think they need the assistance of a technician to install Spectrum high speed internet. The truth is that it might be a little tricky, but it can be done. With a little knowledge, you will find it easy to install Spectrum internet.
How to install Spectrum internet
You can choose to install Spectrum internet at any convenient time, and if you get stuck along the line, you can contact the company’s customer care line for assistance. Below are the contents of the installation kit:
- The instruction manual
- Two Power cables
- Ethernet Cable
- Coaxial cable
- Wi-Fi router
The step by step process of installing Spectrum internet:
Examine the self-installation kit
This is the first and essential step in the self-installation process. Check to make sure you have all the supplies necessary. This will make the installation process easier, and it will also prevent any problem during the process of installing your internet service. If you find any of the supplies are missing, you can quickly notify Spectrum so they can provide it.
Connect the modem
This is the first technical step. Do you remember the coaxial cable that is part of the supplies?
- Connect one side of the coaxial cable to the modem, and connect the other side to the cable outlet.
- Pick one of the power cables and connect one end to the modem and the other to the electric socket.
Note: After a successful connection, it will take about 5 minutes before the network connection is established. The light in front of the modem will come on as a sign that it has been connected.
Link the connected modem to the router
Do you remember the Ethernet cable and Wi-Fi router mentioned earlier? This is where you will make use of it.
- Insert one end of the Ethernet cable to the modem and the other end to the internet port of the Wi-Fi router.
- Use the second power cable to power the router (one end is connected to the router, and the other end is connected to the electrical output).
Note: After ten minutes, you will notice the Wi-Fi light on the router changes to green.
Activate the internet
After connecting the modem to the router, the next step is to connect any device (Laptop, PC or your mobile phone) to the Wi-Fi. After connecting, start activating the internet. Check the back of your router for the details (IP address, login ID and password) you will need.
Connect your device to the new Wi-Fi network, then click on any web browser. The web browser will automatically direct you to the Spectrum Internet activation page. Input the login details on the back of the router. After a successful login, you can choose your required network settings to follow the steps for activation. At this stage, you can access the Wi-Fi router setting to change the username and password to what you prefer.
Find the perfect location to keep the router
After you have activated your Spectrum internet service, you need to find the perfect place (a central place) to keep the Wi-F router, so it gives the maximum signal. After getting the ideal router location, start using your Spectrum internet to watch streaming videos, to surf the web, connect with your workmates on zoom, work from home and do everything you need the internet for during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to self-install your Spectrum internet. Wash your hands and stay safe.