How to setup your internet with a new modem?

Your internet service provider (ISP) provides you with a modem to access that internet service when you sign up for it. This article will show you how to set up your ISP modem and create a home network so you can get online.

How to setup your internet with a new modem?

Steps to Set Up a Modem

Different Internet service providers provide different modem models. All modems, on the other hand, include input connections for establishing an internet connection and output connectors for establishing a home network.

  • If you have cable internet, look for a cable port in your home to plug the modem into. You’ll need to plug the modem into your home’s phone port if you’ve acquired DSL phone internet service. Locate the port in the room where you want to install the modem.
  • In the TV wall jack, plug one end of the coaxial (or coax) cable that came with your modem. Connect the other end to your cable modem’s coax port on the rear. You’ll see a coax port where you may screw in the other end of the coax cable if you’re using a cable modem. If you have a DSL modem, the port will have a label that says “Phone In” or “Phone.”
  • After that, attach the power connector to the modem. Connect the plug end into a wall outlet.
  • When you put in the modem and turn it on, it will go through a startup routine. The ports on the front of the modem will blink and then go solid one by one as it cycles through.

The ports are as follows:

  1. Power Light: The modem is plugged in and powered.
  2. Online/Connected: The modem has established a connection to the Internet
  3. Internet: The modem has created an internet connection.
  4. Network: There is now a local area network (LAN).
  • You can begin attaching devices to the modem once all of the lights on the front of the modem are solid or blinking rapidly. When using your router to connect to the internet, you have numerous alternatives.
  • You’re ready to start connecting all of your computers and other devices once you’ve linked the WAN port on your modem to the WAN port on your wired or wireless router.

Connect Your Device

The procedure of connecting your devices to the network is generally the same whether you’ve installed a wired or wireless router to your modem.

In the wired instance, you’ll need to connect your computer network port to one of the LAN network ports using LAN network cables.

You won’t need to connect a router to your modem if it has a built-in wireless router. You can do the same thing with the wireless network by following the steps below.

  1. Connect a laptop or PC to one of the LAN ports on the router by connecting a network cable from your computer’s network port to a LAN port on the router.
  2. Choose the Start menu option.
  3. Under Command Prompt app, type cmd and select Open.
  4. Enter ipconfig in the Command Prompt and hit Enter.
  5. Open a web browser and type the IP address for the Default Gateway listed in the ipconfig results. The router’s login window will appear. If you’re login into the router for the first time, the administration ID is normally admin and the password is blank. The Wi-Fi SSID and passkey should be visible in the main router window or under the Wi-Fi menu.
  6. You may find the SSID from the list of accessible wireless networks by clicking the network icon in the taskbar on any computer in your home. For that network, click the Connect button.
  7. If you’re connecting to a new home wireless network for the first time, you’ll be prompted to enter the passkey network security key that you copied from your router’s Wi-Fi settings earlier. To continue, select Next.
  8. The Wi-Fi status will change to Connected after the connection is established.