How to Set Up Cable Internet With a PC

By Iam Jaebi

Setting up a PC to a high speed Internet connection is simple.
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Cable Internet brings high speed Internet, or broadband, into the home at speeds more than 10 times faster than dial-up. When your cable Internet service begins, a technician comes to wire your home with a cable line and install a cable modem. It is often the subscriber's responsibility to connect and set up computers in the home for Internet access. If you have more than one computer in your home, you can use a router to provide an Internet connection to several PC's.

Step 1

Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the port on the cable modem labeled, "Internet" or "Ethernet."

Step 2

Insert the Ethernet cable to the network port on your computer. The port is located on the back of PC. If you are using a router, this end of the cable connects to the first port from the left on the wireless router. Verify that the green light on the other side of the router comes on.

Step 3

Insert another Ethernet cable into the next available port on the router and connect the second end to a computer's network port. Repeat this step for each PC that needs an Internet connection.

Step 4

Press the power button on the computer to boot Windows. Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel".

Step 5

Type "Network" in the search box and then click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 6

Click "Set up a new connection or network" and then double-click "Connect to Internet." Windows will take a few seconds to connect your PC to the Internet.

Step 7

Click "Start" and then click "Programs" and next click "Internet Explorer" to test the Internet connection. Type a URL in the address bar and press "Enter."