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The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Self Install

Self Install

So you found the HDTV of your dreams, and it even fit your budget. Your buddies are joking about taking it for a spin when the big game comes on this weekend, but you have no idea if you can have an installer out before then… so what can you do?

While pro-install is always an option, these days a lot of us are well versed in setting up technology in our homes. If you’ve ever added gaming consoles or DVRs to your home theater or installed a wireless router to your Internet connection, you’re probably all set to install Cox services yourself.

Whichever option you pick, the first step is to give Cox a call to establish service. Your representative will ask about your preferred installation method and check the network signal to your address if you choose self install.


If self-install is your preferred choice for Cox High Speed Internet and your address is serviceable, you can use either your own high-speed modem (as long as it is Cox compatible) or get one of Cox’s modems delivered to your door.

Once you’re set up with a modem and an active connection, use the following diagrams to get up and running with a modem or a modem and wireless router:

Support: Self Install with a Modem

Support: Self Install with a Gateway (wireless router)


If you’re already a Cox High Speed Internet subscriber, it’s simple to bundle your telephone services by subscribing to Cox Digital Telephone. If you choose to self install, Cox will ship you an eMTA (a special digital telephone modem), all the necessary cables, a telephone base and two cordless telephone handsets.

Once you receive your kit, just follow these instructions to self install your Cox Digital Telephone service:

Support: Self Install your Cox Digital Telephone


Whether you bundle your services or just want Cox Advanced TV, we’re happy to ship you all the equipment you’ll need to turn your household television into an amazing home theater experience.

Once you receive your equipment from Cox, use the link below for instructions on getting your cable up and running:

Support: Cox Self Installation User Guides

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