How to Connect to a Mediacom Router

Mediacom cable company offers broadband internet services in over 22 U.S. states. They also provide routers to their customers, and these routers can be managed and configured through Mediacom Home Network Manager. You just need to know or have access to your Mediacom username and password to access this manager.

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Access Mediacom Router Login

Your Mediacom router is managed by the Mediacom cable company, so you must use their Home Network Manager software to access your router's settings. You can change the WiFi network name or password, set up port forwarding for devices, change DHCP server settings, set up a firewall and configure other common router settings for your home network. Go to homewifi.mediacomcable.com on any computer connected to your network and sign in with your Mediacom username and password. You can click the "Forgot Your Passphrase?" link to reset your password if you've forgotten it. Click the "WiFi" option in the panel to change WiFi settings or click "Port Forwards" to set up port forwarding.

Reset Mediacom Router

If you're experiencing issues with your Mediacom router not working, then you may want to perform either a soft or hard reset. A soft reset will reboot the router but won't change any of the router settings such as the WiFi network name or password. You can perform a soft reset of your Mediacom router by removing the power cable from the router and leaving it unplugged for a minute. Plug the power cable back in and wait for the router to reboot. This may take from five to 10 minutes. Try browsing the internet again with your device to see if the router is working.

You may want to try a hard reset if you want to reset all of your WiFi and router settings. This can sometimes fix problems that a soft reset can't. Perform a hard reset by removing the coaxial cable from the back of the router and then push and hold down the "Reset" button for at least 30 seconds. The lights on your Mediacom router will start flashing. Reconnect the coaxial cable to the router and wait for the router to fully reset.

Connect Devices to Mediacom Router

You can connect devices to your Mediacom router in the same way that you connect to any other WiFi network. On Windows computers, click the "Network" icon in the bottom right corner and then select the Mediacom WiFi network. Click the "Connect" button and type in the WiFi network password. Hit the "Next" button to connect to the Mediacom router. On Mac computers, click the "Network" icon in the top right corner and then select your Mediacom network. Type in your WiFi password and click "Join" to connect.

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