In order for you to use your existing WiFi network name and password, you'll first need to log into your cable modem and disable WiFi.
Instructions below are for users that have a cable modem with built in wireless and do not have a wireless router.
What you'll need:
- Access to your Cable Modem interface, via an IP address
- Cable Modem username and password
- Instructions for disabling wireless
How to log into your cable modem
In the instructions below, we'll be using the Arris DG1670A cable modem as an example. Since there are hundreds of cable modems, we've provided detailed instructions on how to find the information you need to log into your cable modem.
1. Enter your Cable Modem's IP address
Open a web browser and enter your cable modem's IP address. Entering your cable modem's make and model into a Google search will provide you with this information.
Our Arris DG1670A cable modem IP is http://192.168.0.1
2. Enter your login credentials
You'll be prompted to enter your cable modem's username and password. Please note this is not the same thing as your WiFI username and password (SSID). Sometimes, cable or phone company technicians will set up a username and password during the installation. Otherwise, you can use the default log in credentials easily found by a quick Google search.
For example: We searched Google by typing in "what is my Arris cable modem login." and quickly found the Arris default username is admin and password is password (case sensitive).
Note: if you do not see the log in page, and your browser just spins, the IP address you entered is incorrect.
3. Disable your wireless
Typically, each cable modem interface will have a "wireless" tab or "set up" tab where you can disable the wireless signal. Most of the time you'll see a section for wireless that will have a checkbox next to the word "Enable." Just uncheck that box and save your changes.
In Arris' cable modem interface, we clicked on "basic set up" and then unchecked the box next to "enable wireless" and clicked "Apply."