Hardware and Internet Setup
High Speed Cable Modem
The back panel provides the connections and buttons shown the following figure.
Power adapter input
LAN Gigabit Ethernet port
Coaxial cable connector
Power On/Off button
Figure 4. Cable modem back panel
Install and Activate Your Cable Modem
The cable modem provides a connection between your cable Internet provider’s network and
your computer, router, or WiFi router.
Connect Your Cable Modem to a Computer
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 (see
Connect Your Cable Modem to a Router After Installation and Activation on page 11).
Figure 5. Connect the cable modem directly to a computer