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How to Self-Install Spectrum Internet Service – Step-By-Step Guide

Installing Spectrum WiFi, Internet, or TV service on your own can seem like a challenge. But, it actually is very easy. Whether you love to DIY, or if you’re a newbie, the process is easy. All you have to do to self-install Spectrum internet service is follow the steps.

Let’s go through this guide, and by the end, you will hopefully know how to install the service by yourself. 

Pros and Cons of Self-Installation

Before you install the service you need to know about the benefits and disadvantages of self-installation. If you’re worried that the process is a headache, then you shouldn’t. The Spectrum self-installation process is super easy to use. 

So, here are the complete pros and cons of Spectrum self-installation service.

Pros of Self-Installation:

  • Get all equipment delivered to you
  • You won’t have to free up time for a professional to come and install the service
  • You won’t have to pay installation fees. 

Cons of Self-Installation:

  • You won’t have any professional help in case things go wrong.
  • You may not have the right space in your home to install the services. 
  • Some basic troubleshooting is needed. 

What’s Included with Spectrum Self-Installation Kit?

When you opt for a self-installation service, you’ll get an installation kit. The installation kit includes:

  • Instructions on how to install the service
  • Modem
  • Coax cables
  • Ethernet cable
  • Coax splitter

How to Self-Install Spectrum Internet Service?

When you install the Spectrum internet service, you’ll be asked whether you want to install the service yourself, or you want a professional to do it for you. If you want to try Spectrum internet self-install, then you need to opt-in for the self-installation kit. 

Follow these steps to install your Spectrum internet service:

  1. Connect Your Modem

Take the coaxial cable that’s suitable according to the space available to you. Connect one end of the cable to the cable outlet and the other end to the Spectrum modem. Plug the modem into the power outlet using the power cord. Wait for your online status light to turn a solid blue. 

If you’ve signed up for a spectrum TV bundle, then you’ll have to use the coax splitter that comes in the kit. 

  1. Set Up Ethernet Cable

Now, take the Ethernet cable that’s provided. Connect one end of it to the modem and the other end to your device. If you’re setting up a WiFi network with a Spectrum router, then you should connect the Ethernet cable to the router instead.

  1. Activate your Spectrum Modem

That’s it. You’ve installed your Spectrum internet service. Now you just have to activate the service. You can use your smartphone or any other internet-enabled device to activate your Spectrum internet service. 

Go to https://activate.spectrum.net/ on any device. Once the page opens, click on “Get Started”. You’ll need to sign in to your Spectrum account. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up your spectrum internet service. 

Once you’ve activated the service, you will need to create a username and password. This will help you manage your equipment and internet service. 

How to Self-Install Spectrum TV?

If you’ve opted for self-install for Spectrum TV service, then you will receive a self-install kit. Here’s everything included in the kit:

  • Spectrum cable box/cable receiver
  • Power cord
  • Two coaxial cables
  • HDMI cable
  • Remote with 2 batteries
  • Coaxial cable splitter
  • Instructions

With this equipment in hand, follow these steps to self-install your Spectrum TV service. 

  1. Connect Your Spectrum Cable Box

Plug one end of the coaxial cable into the outlet on your wall. Connect the other side of the cable to the cable receiver box. Plug in the cable box using the power cord.

Connect your TV to the cable box using the HDMI cable you’ve received with the kit. Put the batteries into your remote control and control the TV.

  1. Turn on Spectrum Cable Box

Press the power button on your Spectrum remote to turn on the receiver and cable box. Press the input or source button on your television or television remote to find the ideal input.

Choose the input for the port number in which you’ve plugged the HDMI cable in. 

  1. Activate your TV Service

Visit https://activate.spectrum.net/ on your smartphone or other internet-enabled devices. 

Click on Get Started and then follow the directions to activate your Spectrum TV service. 

When You Should Look for Professional Installation?

Spectrum has made it really easy for customers to install their cable or internet without any issues. Fortunately, there are some cases where you may want to reach out to Charter Spectrum’s professionals for installing the service.

Here’s when to seek out professional help:

  • If the cable outlet in your wall is damaged or missing.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable following the self-installation process. 
  • If you’ve tried out self-installation and it hasn’t worked. 
  • If you’re trying to install service devices in a large home or small business.