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As it is, internet plans are expensive and when you factor in the additional costs that prop up?like equipment rental, taxes, and other fees, it racks up quite a bill. If you want to stay in your budget then you’ll have to cut down on non-essentials. So, what can you do?
Well, short of downgrading your choice of plan you can save your hard-earned cash by doing a bit of labor and installing the internet connection yourself. Getting professional installation saves effort on your part, and if you can afford it that’s great. However, if you’re planning on subscribing to WOW! Internet, we suggest you get the WOW! self-install kit and do it yourself. It’s really easy. To give you an idea of what you’re getting into, here’s what you’ll need to do once you get the kit.
When you subscribe to a WOW! Internet plan, you will have the option to choose professional installation or order the WOW! self-install kit. Choose the latter and you’ll save $75. Interested? Well, you should be. The technicians would have done the wiring work outside your home?the difficult bit?so doing the rest should be easy enough.
The WOW! self-install kit is not shipped to your home separately. Rather, the technician who visits your premises to disconnect service from a previous provider and make your home ready for WOW! Internet will drop the kit off. Once received, the first step is to confirm if all the bits and bobs are in there. So, as soon as the goods are delivered, check if the box contains these items:
Once you know everything is there as expected, and the technician has completed outside work, you can get to the process of installing the equipment.
To set up the system for a wired modem, here’s what you have to do:
Now, if you have opted for a wired modem from WOW! and want to use your own Wi-Fi router in conjunction with it, all that you need to do is to connect your modem to the router via an Ethernet cable.
With WOW!, you get the choice to either use your own router or lease an advanced Home Networking modem or Whole-Home Wi-Fi for a small monthly charge. So, if you have chosen to stick with the WOW! provided wireless modem for standard in-home Wi-Fi coverage, the self-install kit you receive will contain the same items as listed earlier. The only difference would be the type of modem included.
Once you’ve ascertained you have the right equipment, here’s what you have to do:
Now that your wireless modem is connected to the WOW! network, let’s get your Wi-Fi-enabled devices to access the in-home WOW! network.
Do you know your account number? Well, not many do, but given the last 4 digits of your account number are needed for activation, make sure you have it with you. You can find it in the welcome email, on a sticker on the package you’ve received, or on the door tag left at the time of kit delivery. Once you have the account number handy, here’s what you have to do next:
It is always a good idea to customize the network info and change the default network name and password provided with your wireless modem or router. The process is not too complicated at all?and it is necessary to save you from your WOW! Wi-Fi network from intrusions.
WOW! Internet self-install is easy. Once you’ve got it set up, you’ll be wondering why anyone ever pays for professional installation. The best part though is you don’t have to wait for the technician to arrive. You can do it in your free time without having to put anything on hold. So, go ahead and ask for the self-installation kit at the time of placing your order.
And, if its the savings you’re looking for, go ahead and bundle your internet with WOW! Cable when you subscribe. WOW! Internet packages are packed with value. If you want pro advice and assistance with fetching WOW! offers available at your address, contact WOW! Customer Service at 1-844-343-1373.
Wide Open West or WOW!, provides cable internet, digital TV, and home phone services in 19 markets across 9 states in the US. WOW! Internet is delivered over a hybrid Fiber-Coaxial network and download speeds max out at 1 Gig. For more information call 1-844-343-1373.
Yes. WOW! does offer free installation from time to time. If you subscribe to WOW! Internet plans at such a time you can save $75 which is the amount WOW! charges for pro installation.
WOW! Internet offers are no contract. If you want, you can cancel the service anytime after the promotional period is over.
WOW! Internet packages offer speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
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