How to Connect Comcast Internet to a WiFi Modem

By Greyson Ferguson

Comcast is one of the nation's largest providers of cable television and high-speed Internet. Although it is possible to obtain wireless Internet from the company, you may want to set the service up yourself. If you already have DSL-based Internet through Comcast, you can install your own wireless router, saving you the money of a monthly wireless router fee and preventing you from waiting hours for the Comcast technician to stop by.

Things You'll Need

  • DSL modem
  • Ethernet cable

Step 1

Connect the power cord into the wireless router, and plug the cord into a power outlet near the DSL modem.

Step 2

Remove the Ethernet cable running from the DSL modem and plug in a new Ethernet cable (or just remove the cable from the computer and use it). The cable needs to be inserted into one of the "Out" ports on the back of the modem.

Step 3

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the Wi-Fi router. Power on the router if it is not on.

Step 4

Plug a second Ethernet cable into one of the Wi-Fi's "Out" ports and connect it to a computer. Connect the Wi-Fi router to a computer to activate it.

Step 5

Launch the Internet browser on your computer and type in the "http" address found on the bottom of the Wi-Fi router. This brings up the activation page for the router. Here you can enter your desired password for the account, select how many computers are going to use the Wi-Fi service along with several other options.

Step 6

Click "OK" to apply the settings, and you can disconnect the Wi-Fi router from the computer.

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