Routers have been at the center of the technological revolution that has taken place since the launch of the internet back in the 1990s. Routers provide the necessary framework for the functioning of the wireless services. So be it the HD Skype Calling, YouTube, Google Search, or your favorite shows on Netflix, routers are the oars to the boat of the internet.
Routers are used in different capacities, from personal home use to networked office use. Routers are also used to create a shared network by connecting a number of computers over a common network. Mediacom routers are designed for use in both personal and office spaces. They provide high-speed wireless internet connection to its users. They are both easy to install and set-up.
After buying a Mediacom Router, most people are faced with difficulty on how to set-up and start using the router. The instructions are provided on the leaflet but sometimes, they turn out to be very technical. So we are explaining the procedure in a simplified language.
Logging into a router basically means opening the web-interface of the router. Web-interface is like the control panel of your Mediacom Router from where different settings can be tweaked. Anyone who buys a Mediacom router needs to login to set a network name and password, in order to be able to use the internet. Following are the steps to log in to your Mediacom Router:
- First and foremost, ensure that the wires from the modem to the router, and from the router to the computer are properly connected according to the instructions in the manual. The connections are made using an Ethernet cable which is provided along with the router.
- After powering on the modem and the router, fire up your computer.
- Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and in the address bar, type in mediacomcable.com and press enter.
- This will bring up the control panel of your Mediacom router where you need to enter your Mediacom ID and the passphrase. It will be displayed like this:
Username: Your Mediacom ID
Passphrase: It is provided to you when you first got the Mediacom router
Alternatively, you can also use the following combination as default login credentials (Only in some models):
- Press Enter.
- Congratulations! You are logged in now.
- You will find “My Wireless Network” option on the left side
- Click on the Wi-Fi option, upon clicking you will see SSID (Service Set Identifier) and Passphrase option on the right side of the screen.
- Select the SSID option and key in the new Network Name. (SSID is the name which is displayed to everyone when they switch on the Wi-Fi on their device to connect to the internet)
- Click on the Passphrase option and key in the new password. It is advised to choose an alphanumeric password which is difficult to guess.
- Once done, select save changes and your changes will be updated.
- Congratulations! Your Mediacom router is now set-up and you are ready to browse the lightning fast internet.
- Your router will reboot for the changes to take effect.
Common issues faced during logging in and their solutions:
- If the Mediacom control panel doesn’t load after entering the ID and passphrase, or the login screen is not displayed altogether, ensure that you have made the wire connections properly and strictly according to instructions manual. Ensure that the router is connected to the power supply and powered on.
- In case you forgot the passphrase that was provided to you during purchase, you can click on the “Forgot Your Passphrase” and enter the email ID which you used while setting up the Mediacom account. Once verified, you will receive the new pass phrase on your e-mail ID, which can be used to log in.
- If still, you are unable to log in, you can reset the Mediacom router to factory settings by using a pin and pressing the reset button on the back side of the router.
Mediacom routers are designed to provide users a seamless experience. Once logged in and set-up, there is no need to keep on doing it again and again. However, if you think your security has been compromised, you can always change your password by logging in again. Happy Surfing!