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Having Home Internet Installed? Be Prepared To Do These 3 Things

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Are you scheduled to have internet installed in your home? You may be wondering if there is anything special that you need to do to help the internet installation go as smoothly as possible. Make sure to follow these tips so you are prepared for the installation.

Have The Modem's Spot Ready

The technician that comes to your house will need to place the modem in a place where you want it. It is a good idea to have the spot ready for the modem so that it does not delay the installation. For example, if the modem is going into a cabinet with other electronic devices, make sure to have the cabinet pulled away from the wall and a spot ready for the equipment. If the modem is going into the basement, make sure there is a clear path for the cable to be run to the modem's installation spot

Have Your Router Ready

Many home Internet providers just provide a cable modem when you have the service installed. If you need any special equipment, such as a wireless router, you likely need to supply it yourself. Make sure that you have your router purchased, set up, and ready to go for the installation day. You'll want to make sure all of the equipment works before the installer leaves. All you should need to do on the installation day is plug in a cable from the modem to the router and test out your internet connection. Many people do not realize that a lot of the setup process, such as creating the network, naming it, and selecting a password, can be done without an Internet connection.

Have Your Devices Ready

Don't make the mistake of having the Internet service turned on without testing it on your computer devices. If you have a wired desktop computer, smart phones, or tablet devices, you'll want to test the internet connection on these devices before the installer leaves.

For example, if you are paying extra to have an ethernet cable run to a desktop computer, you'll want to have the computer ready to go to test the connection. Even if you just moved in and are not fully unpacked, have devices ready to test the internet connection. 

Reach out to your Internet service provider for more tips on how to prepare for your installation date. After all, you do not want the installer to leave your home and have things set up incorrectly.