Hardware and Internet Setup
High Speed Cable Modem
Perform a Speed Test
To determine the accurate Internet speed, visit the speed test website of your cable Internet
provider and perform a speed test.
If your actual speed is lower than your subscribed speed, contact your cable Internet
Connect Your Cable Modem to a Router After Installation
and Activation
During the installation and activation, you must connect the cable modem directly to a
computer. After installation and activation, you can connect the cable modem to a router.
45° 45°
Ethernet cable
Computer connected
to the router over WiFi
or Ethernet
adapter modem
wall outlet
Figure 6. Connect the cable modem to a router
To connect your cable modem to a router after installation and activation:
1. Reboot the cable modem by unplugging the power cable from the cable modem and
plugging it back in.
Note: Do not disconnect the cable modem from the cable outlet.
When the startup procedure is completed, the Power LED lights green .
Wait for the Internet LED to stop blinking and light solid green .
2. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the Ethernet port on the cable modem to the WAN or
Internet port on the router.
3. Power on the router.
Wait until the router is ready.
4. Connect a computer to the router over a WiFi connection or through an Ethernet cable to a
LAN port on the router.
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