How to Move Your Modem to Another Room

How to Move a Modem to Another Room Turn the modem off, or unplug it. Disconnect the modem from your router or other hardware. Move the modem to the new location. Reconnect your modem to a coaxial connector or phone jack, and plug back in any other equipment like your router. More items... •

Moving your modem to another room in your house can seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually a relatively simple process. In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to make it happen.

First, locate where the cable wires are coming through the outside of your house. The black wire is typically the one bringing the internet to your house. If you want to move your modem to another room, you’ll need to cut the wire that’s currently connected to it. This is usually done with wire cutters or a pocket knife.

Next, purchase a 50-foot coax cable (RG-6). This should be long enough to run to the other side of your house. Connect one end of the cable to the wire you just cut, and run the other end to the room where you want your modem to be.

You’ll need to drill a hole through your floor and subfloor to run the cable up to the room above. Once you’ve done that, connect the cable to the back of your modem.

It’s that simple! You may need to purchase additional fittings to connect the coax cables together if the 50-foot cable isn’t long enough. Once you’ve connected everything, turn on your modem and you should be good to go.

While this process may sound intimidating, it’s actually quite easy to do. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment below.


Can I move my modem myself?
Can I take my modem to another house? You can take your modem to another house so long as it works with the same internet connection type you have in your new home. It also has to be certified to work on your new internet provider's network. Otherwise, you'll need to get a new modem or rent one from your provider.
Can you move Xfinity modem to another room?
Can I move my cable modem to a different room or do i need to contact Xfinity? Yes, if you have an active cable coaxial outlet in the other room, you can move the modem yourself. If not, you'd need to get the coaxial connection moved/extended to the other room.
Does modem have to be in same room as router?
Your modem's location doesn't matter as much as your router. A modem usually hangs out near your main network jack. Most people keep their modem and router near each other for convenience, but that doesn't have to be the case.
Can I unplug my WiFi router and move it to another house?
Can I move my Wi-Fi router from one house to another? Yes. You can unplug your router in one house and plug it back in at another house. You don't need a professional installation to move a router, you just need to make sure there's an active internet connection in your new home.