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Connecting a Cable Modem With an Ethernet Connection
Last Updated: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 > Related Articles
Learn how to install a cable modem with an Ethernet connection.
There are two ways to connect a computer to a cable modem for Cox High Speed Internet service: an Ethernet cable modem to an Ethernet port in a computer or a USB cable modem to a USB port in a computer.
Items Needed for an Ethernet Installation
- Operating System CD
- Cable Modem
- Ethernet Cable
- Coaxial Cable
- Verify that the cable modem and computer are disconnected from the power source.
- Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet.
- Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the cable modem.
Plug the cable modem power adapter into a wall outlet.
Most cable modems are "on" all the time and do not have a switch. If the modem has a power switch, turn on the modem and wait for the modem to synch with the cable network. This may take up to five minutes.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the back of the modem.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the back of the computer.
- Connect the power to the computer and turn on the computer.
- Check the modem lights for proper status. Most modem lights operate similarly. Some blink at start-up, then become steady, except for the “activity” light, which may blink continuously.
Note: If the modem lights do not come on, turn off the computer, unplug the modem, wait 30 seconds, plug the modem back in, then restart the computer.
Result: The modem is now connected and ready for Cox High Speed Internet software installation.