How to Get WiFi With Cable Internet

By Greyson Ferguson

When using an Internet connection through a cable provider you usually receive your Internet through the same cable as your television programming. However, if you want you can obtain a Wi-Fi connection through the same company. Although many companies now provide these service for free, if your company doesn't, you can either request the additional Wi-Fi connection (at an additional monthly fee) or install your own Wi-Fi router.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet service
  • Wireless router
  • Ethernet cable(s)

Step 1

Contact your Internet service provider and see how much the service costs (if it does). A wireless router can range around $100, so take that into consideration if you are thinking about connecting your own Wi-Fi.

Step 2

Set up a day and time frame for when an Internet service technician can stop by and install the Wi-Fi router.

Step 3

Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the "Out" ports on the Internet modem, then connect the other end into the "Internet" port on the Wi-Fi router. If you have requested the Wi-Fi service through the Internet company the technician takes care of this.

Step 4

Connect a second Ethernet cable into one of the "Out" ports of the Wi-Fi router and connect it into an Ethernet port on your computer. Look around the Wi-Fi router for an "http" address number. Type this number into the Web browser on your computer. The wireless activation page appears

Step 5

Type in the default username and password (admin for both), then select the kind of location you are using the Wi-Fi in, change the password, and adjust any other settings you want. Click "OK" and the Wi-Fi activates.

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