To connect our gadgets like smartphones, tablets, or laptops to the internet, we need a modem and a Wi-Fi router.
These two equipment are used to connect our devices to the internet wirelessly. If we use a router that is not efficient, then there are chances that you have to limit your internet usage.
However, there are many routers that are very efficient in terms of the service they provide. Spectrum routers are very durable and provide fast internet service.
They come with pre-configuration systems so that it doesn’t require manual configuration. However, in some cases, we need to do it manually in some devices because the given configuration may not be supported.
Setting Up Your Spectrum Router
It is mandatory to set up the router after its installation. If you need to set up the router manually to save money, then follow the below steps.
However, if you want to make the process stressful free just go through the components received.
Step 1: if you are using Spectrum Internet then you just need to connect the outlet of the wall to the modem via a coaxial cable. For cable TV service we can use the spitter from the given kit.
Step 2: Now plug in the Power cable to the outlet and wait for a few minutes. If the modem is connected, then the light will glow stable.
Step 3: Take the Ethernet cable and connect one of its ends to the modem and another end to the router.
Step 4: Power the router by using the AC cable. Now, wait until it became stable.
Step 5: you will find the details of SSIDs and passwords on the router’s backside. Use these details to connect to the internet. For doing so check WIFI settings in your smart device.
However, if you have a dual-band router then it is your choice whether you want to allocate two networks or one. although if you want to set up 2 networks there is one password for 2 SSIDs.
Step 6: Now the final step in setting up your router was to activate the internet service and create an account.
To activate your service, open your browser, it automatically leads to the activation page. There follow the instructions given. And finally, you can create an account now.
Login to Spectrum Router
After successfully setting up the router we need to login into the router in order to access the internet.
So, first, make sure you connected your device to the internet with a spectrum router and also the user’s name and password must be also of spectrum router’s.
Step 1: Connect the Router to Your Home Network
Prior to the login process, we are required to connect the router to the wireless network. Additionally, it is necessary to connect the router to a smart device from which we have to login.
If you are not able to connect the router wirelessly, then you can employ an Ethernet cable to connect them. Now, attach one end of the cable to your smart device and the other end to the router for the Ethernet cable port.
Step 2: Insert the Router IP Address
To login, open the browser in your device and type the IP address that is present on the back of the router in the address bar of the browser. After opening, it asks for a username and password.
Step 3: Enter the Default ID and Password
For first time users, some standard user names and passwords are provided by default.
Now try one of the credentials based on your Router brand name. If the details given by you are correct then it will lead you to administer page.
In case it doesn’t open then you are advised to restart your router and try all the above steps sequentially.
Step to Reset Your Spectrum Router
If you are facing frequent issues related to your router then it is mandatory to resetting Spectrum Router. Instructions to reset your router are as follows.
Step 1: On the backside of the router, you would probably find the reset button.
Step 2: Press and hold the button slowly with the help of a pen. However, don’t use sharp objects to press the button. Hold until the router turns off. This is indicated by a power light.
Step 3: Wait until light flickering and completion of restarting of the router.
Step 4: If the restart process is completed then the light will be continuously glowing.
In this way, we can restart the router.
How to Change your Router Password?
For the first time, we logged in to the router by using default credentials. However, it is unsafe to use them further.
They may risk your privacy and security. Others may use your Wi-Fi. So, we need to change our username and password as soon as possible.
By following the given steps, we can change the credentials.
Step 1: After login of router using default credentials, click on the advanced option situated on the top right of the desktop. If you do not find this option, skip the step.
Step 2: Click on the menu option and go to the wireless option.
Step 3: now choose the frequency network (2.4HZ or 5HZ) of your router type and click it.
Step 4: Enter the desired user name (SSID) and the password (WPA pre-shared key) securely which is difficult to track.
Step 5: Now click on apply. Your router user name and password are changed. This is to ensure the safety of intruders.
Setting up the router and login process is a little time-consuming. If you are doing it for the first time, be patient and attentive.
Remember that if you are connecting any device to the Wi-Fi and you changed the login details this will automatically log your device out. You have to login again with renewed details.