If you don’t know how to hook up Arris modem to wireless router, this is exactly what we’re going to discuss in this post.
You will learn about the process in some easy steps, and we will make sure to warn you about all possible bumps that you might encounter.
First, you must get yourself an Ethernet cable or if you already have one, disconnect it from the back of your PC. Then, locate the Ethernet slot on the back of your modem and connect the Ethernet cable coming out of your router in that slot.
Now let’s review the process in more detail and inform you of anything you should expect while executing it.
To connect an Arris modem to your router, you must first pay attention to some basic preparation without which, you will be unable to complete the connection.
There are two major things to take care of, beforehand:
To check whether your Arris modem is compatible with the router, follow the steps we’ve provided down below:
- Turn on your computer and open your internet browser.
- Check for the specific Arris modem model.
- In the search field of your internet browser, type down “Is my Arris (Model) modem compatible with (Router type).
- Then, check for the results and ensure your Arris modem is compatible with the network router you’re willing to connect it with.
If your router turns out to be compatible with the Arris modem, then you may proceed further.
The next requirement you will be needing to connect both your router and an Arris modem is an Ethernet cable.
This type of cable is used in many network connections and usually provides the singular device with direct internet from the router.
In this case, you will want to connect your Arris modem and router with an Ethernet cable, as this is the only way of connecting both devices.
Note: If you already have an Ethernet cable connected to your PC, then you can unplug the cable from your computer and use it on the Arris modem.
You can have more than one Ethernet cable plugged into your router, so it is possible to connect both your Arris modem and computer to the router via Ethernet cable.
Once you have completed the preparation, it is now time to learn the essentials of connecting your Arris modem to the router.
For this purpose, we’ve created this little step-list down below to ease up things for you:
Locate the Ethernet cable connected to your Arris modem and unplug it at once.
Then, unplug its other end connected to your PC and disconnect the modem’s power adapter from the power source.
The thing is that the modem will be in between your PC and router. In the middle, we will install the Arris modem.
The coaxial cable should be connected to one of the Arris modems inputs. If you were previously using a modem you need to unscrew the coax cable, and carefully remove the MP (modem attenuator pad).
Once ready you need to install the coaxial cable onto the Arris modem and if applicable, also install the modem attenuator pad.
Once the Ethernet cable’s both ends are disconnected, plug the end that was initially connected to your PC into the router’s slot, labeled as the internet. Then, connect the other end to one of the ethernet ports of your Arris modem.
Now you should have the Ethernet cable running from the back of your router to the Arris modem.
Take another Ethernet cord and plug the first end to the available slot located on the back of your router and its other end into your PC.
Use the same port on your PC you were using earlier with the Modem to bypass the downloading of new drivers for the cable.
Power both your router and Arris modem by plugging them into a power source.
This is how to hook up Arris modem to wireless router and once the devices are ON, they should be connected and working as intended.
In the next steps, we’ll be establishing a new network and if you’re not aware of how it’s done we recommend you continue with the steps.
Since a large portion of users were wondering how to activate the modem once everything is connected, well, it is pretty easy.
- Hook up your computer to your router via Ethernet or WiFi.
- Open ANY web browser on your PC.
- You will be automatically redirected to the activation page.
- Follow the instructions to activate your modem.
If this does not work for you, ensure that the PC you are using is connected to your router’s WiFi or Ethernet cable.
If you are still unable to activate the device yourself, you can always contact your ISP for assistance.
Once you’re ready with the activation the very next thing you’ll stumble upon would be to establish a new network with your new configuration. The steps below will describe everything so good luck!
Once both devices are functional, on your PC, click the Windows button once, go to the control panel and select “Network and Sharing” > “Set Up A New Home Network”.
In the drop list that appeared on the screen of your PC, locate your router’s options and select it by pressing the left button on your mouse twice while aiming at it. Wait for the setup wizard to finish establishing your router for a couple of minutes.
Then keep following the on-screen guidance and create a password to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
Easy as that, you connect the router to your Arris modem and establish a network in a few easy steps.
To hook up an Arris modem to the router, first, confirm that both devices are compatible with each other and get an Ethernet cable. Connect the Ethernet cable’s one end into the Arris modem and the other onto the router.
Grab a second Ethernet cable, connect it to the available slot at the back of the router, and then into your PC.
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Now that you know how to hook up Arris modem to wireless router, with the guide above you shouldn’t have any troubleshooting performing the operation easily.
If there are any difficulties, you can always start over from Step #1. If nothing works, however, you can reach out to Arris customer service and ask for additional assistance.
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.