In these testing times, we heavily rely on our internet services to keep us connected. Especially students, who have to take classes and assignments online. And the employees too who are working from home. Now that there is a sharp increase in the COVID-19 cases and death toll, the residents of the United States are more conscious than ever. So it is advisable to practice social distancing and go in self-quarantine more strictly.
Internet service providers are also aware that people are struggling with the limitations of social distancing. So, to make life more functional and keeping people connected, several ISPs have stepped up. They are offering short-term, free internet access. Among those, Spectrum also fully realized that their contribution is incredibly important. Especially, in this crisis. To that end, it is offering high-speed Spectrum Internet only for two months to K-12 and other eligible households.
Worrying About a Technician Visiting?
Spectrum is offering free 60-day internet to families with school and college-going students. Also, the offer applies even if they are not Spectrum subscribers already. What’s more, it is also offering a series of heavy concessions. They also announced waivers for existing subscribers. It has also opened its Wi-Fi hotspots to the general public.
But everywhere people are practicing social distancing. Some states are in a state of curfew too. In the given circumstances, it is only logical not to invite a technician at home. So, if you are a new subscriber, you don’t have to call a rep to visit you.
Spectrum has facilitated its new subscribers with easy and convenient self-installation methods. You can set up your internet from home and have it activated in no time. And don’t worry, there are no Internet security threats involved in setting up your internet yourself. Let us help you with the self-installation process.
The Self-Install Kit
Here’s a quick checklist of what the Spectrum kit has for you:
- Instruction manual.
- Coaxial splitter.
- Coaxial cable.
- Ethernet cable.
- Modem along with power cord.
- Wi-Fi Router along with power cord.
Stepwise Guide to Self-Install Charter Internet and Home Wi-Fi
Take advantage of the following step-by-step guidelines to effortlessly install your Spectrum internet.
Connecting Your Modem
- Connect one end of your coaxial cable to the cable outlet and the other to the modem.
- Now connect the power cable and the modem.
- Plug the modem into an electrical socket.
- Make sure the socket is somewhere close to the intended location of your modem.
- Within 2-5 minutes, the modem should connect to the internet network.
- Check the light on the front of your modem indicating online status.
The Wi-Fi needs to be activated to disperse the internet signals. So, to have all your devices connected.
- From the self-install kit, take the Ethernet cable.
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the modem.
- Locate the internet port behind the Wi-Fi router.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to this port.
Make sure that both ends of the power cable are connected to the router and the electrical outlet. After that, the light on the router will turn blue which means that the router is connected. Now, connect a computer or a tablet with Wi-Fi and go to the Wi-Fi settings.
The name of your network is there on the back of the router so choose a new name for your network (SSID).
Activate Your Internet Equipment
In the self-install kit, you will find the activation website. Simply complete all the steps to begin Spectrum service smoothly.
If you face any other issue with the internet connection, or if the website is not available, contact Spectrum customer support. Ask the representative to help you with the activation process. Or, you can take help from the images added on its official site which will assist you with the self-installation process.