Cable Internet is a form of high-speed Internet access. One of the advantages of cable Internet is that you can connect multiple computers to a network at once through a router. It remains only to find out how to set up the connection correctly.
- - computer;
- - modem;
- - Ethernet cable;
- - wireless router (optional).
Connect one end of the Ethernet wire to the appropriate connector on the back of the modem. Connect the other end to your computer. When the modem is plugged into the network, a green indicator should start blinking on its front panel. Click on the "Connect to the network" icon and enter your registration information. Double click on the shortcut of your Internet browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari on your computer desktop to end the connection.
Establish a wireless connection (if your ISP provides this service).
To do this, plug the Ethernet cable into the appropriate jack on the back of the cable modem. Connect the other end to your wireless router. Make sure the router and modem power supplies are plugged in and working properly. Wait until the devices are alerted by the green LEDs.
Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the desktop of your computer if it is wireless and you want to connect using it. Most laptop computers ship with this feature already. On a Windows PC, notice the small antenna icon with small green waves around it in the lower right corner of the screen. On Mac OS X, notice the small icon in the upper right corner of the screen, which is a series of small, curved lines.
Select "Turn on Wi-Fi" or "Connect to a wireless network" from the options menu that appears when you click on the icon. Windows users can right click on this icon.
Enter the name of your router in the list of available wireless networks and click on it. By default, it can be his trademark, for example, Cisco or Linksys. Enter the password to access the secured network and click the "Connect" button.