Learn how to install broadband the right way!

Internet both at workspace and at your home has become a necessity. A broadband connection helps you to access the internet provided by an Internet Service Provider. You can get a broadband connection from any of the ISPs in your area. Talk to your neighbours and people in your locality to find out which connection gives the best speed and robust customer support. You can also conduct a Google search of broadband connection near me to know more.

After you have decided on an ISP, contact them, and set a date to get the broadband installed. Usually, the ISP’s agent will come and assist you with the installation. In case, such assistance is not provided, you can follow the below mentioned steps to install the broadband by yourself.

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Step by step guide to install broadband

Follow the below steps to complete your broadband installation in no time!

Unpack your broadband package

The first and foremost step is to check if you have everything required for the installation. Your broadband package delivered by your ISP should include the following:

  • A modem or a router along with a power adapter
  • Internet cable
  • Telephone cable
  • 1 ADSL splitter
  • Phone filters

Quickly check your package to see if all the above items are present or not.

Connecting your telephone to ADSL

Given that most of the broadband providers still give a telephone connection, you need to take the landline connection. The rental cost for the landline is almost non-existent these days and calls are mostly free. Check with your ISP to understand more.

In case you already have a telephone connection, you need to connect the telephone line to the ADSL splitter. Since broadband works on digital signals and telephones work on analog, the ADSL splitter helps to split both the signals to avoid mix up.

You can start by taking out your telephone from the wall socket. Connect the ADSL splitter there.

Use the phone filters for other telephone connections

If you have multiple telephone connections, you can use phone filters. You need to connect the same between your phone and the wall socket. The phone filter doesn’t split the signals, rather it filters out the digital signals.

Connect your phone to ADSL port

In this step, you need to use the telephone port that came with the package. Connect the same to the DSL port labeled ‘Tel’ on the splitter.

Connect the telephone cable to modem/router

Now take the other end of the telephone cable and connect it to the router/modem. You will be able to easily identify the right port for the cable on the modem.

Connect the internet cable

Use the internet cables provided in the package to connect to the internet. Plug one end of the cable in the modem/router and the other end to the internet port in your computer.

The internet port is located at the back of the computer near the speaker ports in a PC whereas the port is located on sides in a laptop.

Switch on the modem/router

Connect the router/modem using the adapter to a power outlet. Switch it on and press the power button.

The lights in the modem/router will start blinking. It means the device is booting up. Once the light steadies, it identifies that you are connected to the internet.

Now just turn on your computer or laptop, open your web browser, and start using the connection. You will be able to see ‘connected to internet’ or internet access notification on your task bar.

Conclusion

If you don’t want to install your new broadband connection alone, you can go for ISPs like Airtel and others. These operators will install the broadband connection for you.

John R. Wright
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