In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the world has temporarily pressed the pause button. The number one recommendation of the World Health Organization is to practice social distancing. This has been implemented worldwide as a precautionary measure. It is done in the hopes of breaking the transmission chain of the coronavirus as it is highly contagious and has so far infected around one million people around the globe, as of today. The rapid spread of the virus combined with its unpredictable nature has resulted in creating a massive panic. This has compelled many businesses and companies to work from home and Spectrum Internet is one company helping people at home during this crisis. Spectrum Internet prices are very affordable and Spectrum provides download speeds from 100Mbps up to 940 Mbps to customers in select areas.
What is Spectrum?
Charter Spectrum the second-largest cable TV and internet provider in the United States and offers its services in about 42 states. In 2016, Charter Communications merged with two companies, Bright House Networks, and Time Warner Cable. The mode of delivery of its services is through Hybrid-Fiber-Coaxial-Infrastructure. This has the added benefit of transferring the data using fiber lines for long distances to the users and for shorter distances within the locality, less-expensive coaxial cable lines are put to use. This makes it efficient and affordable for Spectrum to offer attractive pricing for their internet plans. Hence, it has become a top choice for Americans to connect to the internet.
How is Spectrum helping in the fight against coronavirus?
As social distancing has become very important and lockdowns have become inevitable. Certain situations compel people to step outside and or have people enter their homes. One situation is installing cable television and high-speed internet during the current lockdown. Many jobs have now shifted to working from home and a reliable high-speed internet service provider has become a dire necessity. Spectrum understands the delicacy of the current situation has come to the rescue. Charter Communications is encouraging their customers to do self-installation of Spectrum Internet in their homes, without the help of any technicians. This effort promotes social distancing and ensures that both, the workers and the users are protected from exposure to the novel coronavirus. Without the self-installation of the Spectrum Internet service, a technician would be required to visit your home. This increases the risk of contact as well as transmissibility of the virus from potential carriers. A complete step-by-step guide is provided by the company, making the self-installation process easier and removing costs that are incurred by hiring a technician.
Self-Installation of Spectrum Internet
With the added advantage of protection from potential carriers of the virus, self-installation of Spectrum Internet proves more convenient. It can be done at the preferred time of the user. If you are stuck at any step of the way, Spectrum customer service just a phone call away, ready to assist.
The installation kit contains the following:
- Instruction manual
- Wi-Fi router
- Ethernet Cable
- Two power cables
- Co-axial cable
Steps of Spectrum Internet Installation
- Examine the self-installation internet kit
In the first step of the process, it is necessary to make a check-list of the required materials and to tick off the available supplies. This will prevent any problems during the installation process. If by chance, anything is missing, you can contact Spectrum and notify them before you go too far.
- Connecting the Modem
First, one side of the coaxial cable should be connected to the modem and the other side to the cable outlet. Then take one of the power cables, connect one end to the modem and put the other end in the electrical socket. This will take 3-5 minutes to establish a network connection. Once connected, the light on the front of the modem will light up.
- Link the modem to the router
Once the connection light is on, it is time to connect the modem to the Wi-Fi router. Take the Ethernet cable and insert one end of the cable to the modem and the other end to the ‘internet port’ of the Wi-Fi router. Then make sure that the router is powered by using the second power cable; connect one end with the router and the other to the electrical output. The Wi-Fi-status light seen on the router will turn a solid green color after a while (i.e. 10 minutes.)
- Internet activation
When all that has been done, it is time to connect to the Wi-Fi with any device like mobile, laptop or PC and finally start the internet service activation process. Details like the IP address, login ID and password are all written on the back of the router.
Connect to the new Wi-Fi network, then by clicking on a web browser, you will be automatically be directed to the Spectrum Internet activation page. Enter the login details that are written on the back of the router. Once logged in, it is now time to choose your required network settings and follow through with all of the activation procedures on the page. At this point, you can also access the Wi-Fi router settings and you can change the name and the password as preferred.
- Router Location
Spectrum Internet has now been activated. You need to find the best place, usually centrally located, to keep your Wi-Fi router so that the signals are at maximum for the router as well as for the devices connected to the router. Now sit back and enjoy your Spectrum Internet.