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Connecting the Cable Modem

Cable Modem 900A

  1. Connect one end of the coax cable to the cable outlet or splitter, and the other end to the Cable Modem’s Cable connector (C). Tighten the connections by hand, then tighten an additional 1/8 turn with a wrench. Note: For best performance, use high-quality RG-6 type coax cable and minimize or eliminate splitters between the cable jack and the Cable Modem.
  2. Insert the plug from the power cord into the Power connector on the Cable Modem (D) and insert the power cord into an AC outlet. The Power light on the front of the Cable Modem lights up, then flashes once.
  3. Connect one end of the yellow Ethernet cable to the yellow port on the back of the Cable Modem labeled “Ethernet 10/100/1000” (A), and the other end to the Ethernet port on a computer, hub, or broadband router.

Note: The cable modem provided by University IT provides internet service through a wired Ethernet connection. If you want to have wireless internet access, purchase a broadband router and connect that router to the cable modem through the Ethernet port.

Last modified February 27, 2018