How to Convert a Cable Modem to Wireless

By Greyson Ferguson

Cable modems connect to a cable Internet source and filter the information via Ethernet cable to your computer, allowing the Mac- or PC-based system the ability to connect to the Internet. However, if you want to free your computer from the wires tethering your system, it is possible to convert your cable modem to a wireless Internet source. This opens up the number of computers with which you are able to connect to the Internet.

Things You'll Need

  • Ethernet cable
  • Wireless router

Step 1

Insert the Ethernet cable into one of the "Out" ports on the cable modem.

Step 2

Plug the other end of the cable into the "In" port on the wireless router.

Step 3

Power on both the cable modem and the wireless router. Look on the rear of the router to find the hardware's HTTP address. Type this full address into the URL bar on your Internet browser and press "Enter." This loads the activation page for the wireless router.

Step 4

Type in a username and password, then select that you are connecting it to a cable modem and click "Save." This activates the wireless router, turning your cable modem into a wireless Internet source.