How to Set up a Windstream Modem

By Diana Bailey

Windstream's broadband connection gives you the ability to access the Internet and receive incoming calls at the same time. Setting up your Windstream modem will provide you with access to all the Internet information you need at much faster speeds, making browsing online much more time efficient. When you choose Windstream as your Internet service provide, you will be sent a start up kit for getting your modem installed. With just a few easy steps, you will be ready to surf the Internet in no time.

Step 1

Insert the installation CD. A CD with all of the necessary modem drivers comes with your Windstream modem. If you have misplaced it, call Windstream or go into one of their stores and request another. Once it is entered into the CD drive, an installer will pop up on the screen.

Step 2

Choose the Internet service provider. If Windstream is your Internet provider, choose it from the list and click "Next." If you have chosen a different provider, select "Other ISP" and click on the "Next" button.

Step 3

Agree to the terms. Under the Software License Agreement, read the information in the box, click the "I have read the license agreement" option and click on the "Accept" button.

Step 4

Close all open applications. The Windstream Installer changes some system settings when it is installing Windstream broadband. Once all other applications are closed, click on the "Next" button.

Step 5

Enter your account information. Input the user name and password that you created, when signing up for Windstream service, into the boxes provided. Choose an email domain from the drop down list and click on the "Next" button.

Step 6

Select a filter type and install them. There are two types of microfilters to choose from, including two plug filters or wall mount filters. Select the type you have by clicking on it. Locate the phone jack closest to your computer. Unplug the phone cord and insert the filter into the jack. Plug the DSL router into the slot labeled "DSL" and then plug all other devices into the filter slot labeled "Phone."

Step 7

Connect your modem. To complete the modem setup, connect the phone cable from the DSL filter to the slot on the back of the modem labeled "DSL." Then connect the Ethernet cable to the slot in the back of the modem and into the Ethernet port on your computer. Finally plug in the modem power cord and the activity lights will begin to flash. Click the "Next" button and the Windstream Broadband Installer will complete the installation.