How to Upgrade Your Spectrum Router to Wi-Fi 6

Are you tired of slow internet speeds in your home? Did you know that you can upgrade your old Wi-Fi 5 Spectrum router to a new Wi-Fi 6 router almost for free? If you have Spectrum internet, you are likely paying a monthly fee for your router unless you bought your own. Most people don’t buy routers, though, so you may be paying more than you realize.

Before we start, it’s important to note that this upgrade is only available to Spectrum customers. If you’re not a customer, you’ll need to contact your internet provider to see if they offer a similar program.

The first step to upgrading your Spectrum router is to visit your local Spectrum store and ask if they have Wi-Fi 6 routers available. If they do, bring your old router for an exchange. It’s essential to check first because sometimes they don’t have the routers in stock, and it can take a while to get one.

Once you confirm that the router is available, disconnect your old router from the power source and Ethernet cable. You only need to return the router and power cable. Take it back to your local Spectrum store, and they’ll exchange it for a new one. There won’t be any fees associated with this upgrade, and you’ll continue to pay the usual monthly fee.

Now that you have your new router, it’s time to connect it. Place the router where you want it and disconnect the power cable from your modem. Then connect the new router to the power source and your modem to the power source. Connect the Ethernet cable to your new router, and a red light will start flashing. After a few minutes, the light will turn into a solid blue light, indicating that you have a Wi-Fi connection.

It’s critical to disconnect the modem first from the power source so that it resets. If you don’t reset it, it won’t send the signal to your new router, and you won’t get a Wi-Fi connection.

After upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6 router, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your Wi-Fi speed. Plus, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of having a Wi-Fi 6 router, such as faster speeds, increased reliability, and better coverage.

In conclusion, upgrading your Spectrum router to Wi-Fi 6 is an easy and almost free way to improve your internet experience. Visit your local Spectrum store today to see if you’re eligible for an upgrade and start enjoying faster internet speeds.


How do I know if my Spectrum router needs an update?
Visit the website of your manufacturer and look up your router's model number to find out if firmware updates are still available, if they're not, it's time to upgrade now.
Does Spectrum automatically update routers?
Our modem/routers are updated automatically through our system as needed.
How do I upgrade my Spectrum router?
Step 1: Disconnect Your Old Modem. Identify the modem that's currently connected to your computer or WiFi router by an Ethernet cable. ... Step 2: Connect Your Replacement Modem. Connect the coax cable and Ethernet cables to your replacement modem. ... Step 3: Activate the Modem.
How do I update my router to the latest version?
Get your router's IP address through the ipconfig command. ... Get your router's IP address in Windows. ... Sign into your router. ... Look for firmware update setting. ... Check for an update. ... Let the update install.