If you’re tired of paying Comcast’s monthly rental fee for their modem and router combo, you can purchase your own modem and router and set them up instead. In this post, we’ll show you how to set up your own modem with Comcast.
First, purchase a modem router combo that is compatible with Comcast’s network. We recommend the Netgear Cable Modem Router AC 1900, also known as the C7000 V2.
Once you have your new modem, begin by unplugging the power from Comcast’s rental modem. Then, disconnect the coaxial cable and record or take pictures of the default access info, including the network name and password.
Connect the coaxial cable to your new modem and power it up. Look for the network name that was printed on the new modem. The Netgear C7000 V2 is dual-band, so there are two networks. Pick any one of the networks and sign in with the default Wi-Fi password that was also printed on the new modem.
After logging into the Wi-Fi network, a screen may pop up asking you to download an app. If you don’t want to download an app, click on the link at the bottom of the screen for a Wi-Fi ready apartment pre-installed gateway. Sign in with your Comcast password, and a screen will pop up to verify your home address. The next screen will warn you not to unplug your gateway, which is another name for your modem/router. The last screen will say that within 10 minutes, you’ll be able to connect to the internet.
There is never any confirmation that it is finished doing its thing, so after 20 minutes, try to connect to the internet to ensure that everything is working properly. If you’re satisfied that your new modem/router is working correctly, return Comcast’s rental modem/router and make sure you get a receipt.
By following these simple steps, you can save yourself the monthly rental fee and set up your own modem with Comcast. We hope you found this post helpful!