Setting up a router for use with Comcast Internet services involves connecting the modem to the router and the router to the computer. It is a simple task that requires one extra Ethernet cable and a few minutes to configure the router.
While a single user may not need a router, a household or business where multiple users need to access the Internet will benefit from its use. The most common type of router is a wireless router that creates a Wi-Fi network accessible in the immediate area. Users can choose to leave the network open or password protect it to prevent unauthorized access. The following steps explain how to connect a router to an existing Comcast modem.
- Users should uninstall an older router completely if it exists.
- An Ethernet cable is used to connect the Internet port of the router to the modem.
- A computer can be connected directly to the router using another Ethernet cable.
- A computer can be connected wirelessly by locating the router's Wi-Fi network through the network connections interface and connecting to it.
Users should refer to the router's documentation to configure details including the SSID, or network name, and wireless security. Comcast maintains a list of supported routers, gateways and adapters on their official website. If users are connecting an unlisted device, they may encounter issues.