How to Load Netflix to a TV Without a Router Using Comcast

By Anthony Bonesarelli

Comcast High-Speed Internet service provides users with the ability to stream video from a variety of websites and other services by either connecting directly to a Comcast cable modem or connecting through a wired or wireless router. The Netflix instant streaming feature requires an Internet connection, but you can stream Netflix movies and TV shows from your computer to your TV without a router -- as long as your computer is connected directly to the modem.

Things You'll Need

  • High-definition television
  • Microsoft Silverlight

Step 1

Examine the external video outputs on your computer. You can also check the hardware specifications in the computer's manual.

Step 2

Inspect your television's inputs. You need to match the appropriate video/monitor output from your computer with an input on your television set. Many computers can send a video signal through an HDMI or VGA input, which are both compatible with the HDMI and VGA inputs found on many contemporary television sets.

Step 3

Purchase the appropriate cable for your home video setup. You may want to measure the distance from your computer to the television set, in order to determine an appropriate length for the cable you will buy.

Step 4

Connect the computer directly to your Comcast modem with an Ethernet cable.

Step 5

Connect the computer to your television set with the correct cable. Turn on the television set and use the "Input" button on your remote control to select the correct input source. You should see a mirrored image of your computer monitor on the screen, or the television will act as a second monitor, to which you can drag browser windows to view on the external screen.

Step 6

Log in to your Netflix account and select an "Watch Instantly" title. You will be prompted to install the Microsoft Silverlight platform if you have not already done so. The Netflix video will display on your TV.