How to Make Cable Internet Wireless

By Silvania Cochrine

Cable Internet is considered high-speed internet, meaning that it is fast enough to play games, stream videos and download files in a fast, efficient manner. If you live in a household or building with more than one computer, you can use a wireless router to split this internet signal up and allow multiple computers to take advantage of it.

Things You'll Need

  • Wireless router kit
  • Wireless network card

Step 1

Plug in your router in a location next to where your cable modem is located. Take the network cable that comes with the router kit and plug one end of it into the output jack on the cable modem and plug the other end into the "Internet" jack on the back of the router.

Step 2

Plug a computer into the router by way of a network cable and wait for the computer to be assigned an IP address from the router.

Step 3

Open a web page and navigate to the IP address of the router. This IP address is generally or something similar, but the exact IP address will be included in the manual with your router kit. You may need to enter a username and password to access the router. This information will also be included with your router kit since it differs from router to router.

Step 4

Open the "Wireless" section of the router's control panel and take note of the settings in this section. You will need to enter these settings into each wireless computer that you want to connect to the wireless router. Once you have written these settings down, open another web browser and verify that you can access the Internet through the router.

Step 5

Unplug your computer from the router. You are now ready to connect your computer to the wireless router and use the cable modem.