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Spectrum is known for its internet and TV services and is one of the largest providers in the U.S. Its coverage map extends out to 41 states, with millions of subscribers under its umbrella. Like many providers, Spectrum too offers an alternative to professional installation. The Spectrum self-install option is available to all new customers.

In this guide, learn how to opt for and set up Spectrum self-install. So let us jump right in!

Spectrum Self-Installation Guide – Convenience Guaranteed!

Although Spectrum has offered the self-install option for a long time, it was not until the Covid-19 pandemic that the trend really took off. People quarantined in their homes still needed a high-speed internet connection and Spectrum ensured easy access for its subscribers. The option to self-install allows people to set up the service at their homes all on their own, which is quite convenient and safe.

One of the best things about Spectrum Self Install is the fact that it costs quite lower than what you would pay for a professional installation. In fact, where Spectrum pro-install costs $59.99 as a one-time charge, the self-install kit is free; although you do have to pay a one-time service activation fee of $24.99. Even so, the self-install option helps you save a few bucks on the side, which is always a good thing!

Who Is Spectrum Self-Install Best For?

The accessibility that comes with the self-install option for Spectrum Internet is helpful on so many levels. Some of the families and people that may benefit the most from Spectrum Self-Install include:

  1. On a budget: Need new internet service but do not have a lot of money to spare? Set up your Spectrum internet yourself and save on the pro installation fee.
  2. Prioritizing safety: For people who live alone or do not feel comfortable having strangers in their homes, can get the self-install kit and set up the service on their own.
  3. Tech-savvy individuals: Those comfortable around technology and like to dabble in it can set up Spectrum Internet on their own while exploring all the different components of the system.
  4. Availability concerns: When you opt for professional installation, you would get an appointment date and time slot. People who usually work during the day may find it difficult to find a slot that works for them. With self-install, this is not an issue and you can set up the connection whenever you have the time for it.

 How to Self-Install Spectrum Home Internet

Once you have decided that self-install is the way you want to go, a few simple steps are what you need to complete your Spectrum setup. Here are all the steps you need to follow to set up Spectrum Wi-Fi in your home all by yourself.

Order Your Spectrum Self-Install Kit

The first order of business is to order your self-install kit from Spectrum. Depending on where you live, you might have it shipped to your address or pick it up from a nearby Spectrum store. Whatever the case, your self-install kit comes packed with everything you need to set up your Spectrum Internet.

Let us take a look at all the things that you can find in your Spectrum self-install kit:

After you have unboxed your self-install kit and made sure everything is available, you can move on to the next step.

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Set Up Spectrum Equipment

Now that you have everything in front of you, it is time to assemble your system. This part can feel a little tricky but it is not too difficult once you read the instructions. Here is what you need to do.

1.Set Up the Modem

2. Connect Modem to the Spectrum WiFi Router

 Activate Service and Connect To the Internet

Finally, once all the equipment is set up, it is now time to activate the service and connect to the internet. To do this,

And that just about concludes your Spectrum self-install setup. Everything runs smoothly from here on and you do not need anything else to get it going. You can now browse to your heart’s content, use social media, use your PS4 for gaming with Spectrum Internet, and more.

To Wrap Up...

Spectrum self-install allows you to conveniently set up the service on your own while saving you a little money. Plus, it is quite simple to do, and not to mention, you can use it for all your services. For instance, if you would like to subscribe to Spectrum TV or enjoy the limitless on-demand library, you can use the coax splitter to connect to a Spectrum Receiver (cable box) simultaneously. Plus, you can download the Spectrum App to keep an eye on everything that goes on in your network – and do a whole lot more!

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I install Spectrum Internet myself?

Yes, you can self-install Spectrum Internet in your home and it is quite easy too. All you have to do is choose the self-install option at the time of ordering your service.  A complete self-install kit will be mailed to you in a few working days. From here on, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the manual or read the blog above for a comprehensive summary of the steps.

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Does Spectrum offer free installation? 

Spectrum self-install kit comes free with the service, but there is a service activation fee. However, compared to professional installation, which sums up to $59.99, the service activation is only $24.99 as a one-time charge — so you do save on that front. Plus, if you are considering bundling with Spectrum, you may have your installation fee waived!

How can I activate Spectrum Internet service?

Open a browser window on any device and type in spectrum.net/selfinstall. Click on “Get Started” and follow all the on-screen prompts. Once your activation process is complete, you can create a username and account on Spectrum.net to manage your equipment and service.

Can you buy your own device with Spectrum?

Spectrum users can enjoy Spectrum equipment for a very reasonable monthly rental. However, if you want to use your own equipment, you can choose one from the Spectrum-approved router devices.

To learn more about Spectrum services, call 844-760-4220.