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How to Install a

Modem

You may have just signed up for a new internet service, only to be faced with a huge installation fee. Or you burn money every month, leasing a modem from your service provider. You can avoid all of these by installing your own modem without the help of a technician as long as you have all the necessary components. Now to do this, check out these steps:

1. Ensure the modem can work with your service

provider.

 Although rare, you may sometimes face a situation where your new modem is incompatible with the internet service available in your area. To solve this, call your internet provide or visit their website for more information. The modem you need will be dependent on the type of internet connection you have. If you are using a DSL for instance, you will need a DSL modem. If it’s a cable, a cable modem will be the fit. Modems are not required in fibre optic connections

2. Check if the modem is compatible with your

operating system.

You need to ensure the modem you buy is one that works with your operating system. Whether it is a windows PC, Mac or both. Many modems work virtually on all operating systems and some on a single OS, however, if you use a router, you don’t have to bother about compatibility as it works with all operating systems.

3. Research modem brands.

With the very many available modem brands in the market, you will find out that only few have great shelf life. To get these types, read reviews by customers who have tried them out and try to find the best cost-to- performance modems. Uninstall drivers associated with your old modem and restart your pc before installing the new one. Carefully read your modem instructions before installing.

4. Set the modem up.

 Place the modem away from any interference with other devices as well as in a well aerated area. Follow the provided instructions to connect modem to cable or DSL line in your house. You will need filters installed on a phone line before using DSL.

5. Power the modem on. 

Plug and press the modem power on button to turn on. Wait for the device to boot up completely. The connection will keep blinking as long as the modem isn’t activated yet while the power button is on.

6. Connect your computer to the modem.

Connect to your PC to the internet or WAN port behind your modem.  This connects you directly to the internet. 7. Start the activation process. You may have to run a setup program, depending on your type of modem or service provider. In other cases you will follow the onscreen options on a web browser to activate your device. If your modem isn’t turning on, you may check the power cable or the modem itself. If a modem won’t connect, power cycle it. That means, unplugging from power source and plugging back after some 30 to 45 seconds. Contact your service provider if the problem persists. Sometimes troubleshooting may not give you a tough time but if you find you are spending too much time on an issue, then seek the help of an expert. If you contact the modem manufacturer. ISP or a tech savvy friend, you may get the help you need. There are also online communities like forums where a lot of free information and resources that can be of help are shared among members.  You can use these free resources to get your modem up and running which means you don’t have to spend money on that.

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How to Install a

Modem

You may have just signed up for a new internet service, only to be faced with a huge installation fee. Or you burn money every month, leasing a modem from your service provider. You can avoid all of these by installing your own modem without the help of a technician as long as you have all the necessary components. Now to do this, check out these steps:

1. Ensure the modem can work with

your service provider.

 Although rare, you may sometimes face a situation where your new modem is incompatible with the internet service available in your area. To solve this, call your internet provide or visit their website for more information. The modem you need will be dependent on the type of internet connection you have. If you are using a DSL for instance, you will need a DSL modem. If it’s a cable, a cable modem will be the fit. Modems are not required in fibre optic connections

2. Check if the modem is compatible

with your operating system.

You need to ensure the modem you buy is one that works with your operating system. Whether it is a windows PC, Mac or both. Many modems work virtually on all operating systems and some on a single OS, however, if you use a router, you don’t have to bother about compatibility as it works with all operating systems.

3. Research modem brands.

With the very many available modem brands in the market, you will find out that only few have great shelf life. To get these types, read reviews by customers who have tried them out and try to find the best cost-to-performance modems. Uninstall drivers associated with your old modem and restart your pc before installing the new one. Carefully read your modem instructions before installing.

4. Set the modem up.

 Place the modem away from any interference with other devices as well as in a well aerated area. Follow the provided instructions to connect modem to cable or DSL line in your house. You will need filters installed on a phone line before using DSL.

5. Power the modem on. 

Plug and press the modem power on button to turn on. Wait for the device to boot up completely. The connection will keep blinking as long as the modem isn’t activated yet while the power button is on.

6. Connect your computer to the

modem.

Connect to your PC to the internet or WAN port behind your modem.  This connects you directly to the internet. 7. Start the activation process. You may have to run a setup program, depending on your type of modem or service provider. In other cases you will follow the onscreen options on a web browser to activate your device. If your modem isn’t turning on, you may check the power cable or the modem itself. If a modem won’t connect, power cycle it. That means, unplugging from power source and plugging back after some 30 to 45 seconds. Contact your service provider if the problem persists. Sometimes troubleshooting may not give you a tough time but if you find you are spending too much time on an issue, then seek the help of an expert. If you contact the modem manufacturer. ISP or a tech savvy friend, you may get the help you need. There are also online communities like forums where a lot of free information and resources that can be of help are shared among members.  You can use these free resources to get your modem up and running which means you don’t have to spend money on that.

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