Cox Easy Connect lets you install your new Cox services anytime, anywhere in your home. As a leading cable and internet provider, millions of Americans rely fully on Cox Communications to connect to the digital world.
The company only operates in a few states, just like other similar companies. It can be very stressful when one changes location. But with Cox, selecting an internet plan and getting your wifi router and another equipment setup is very easy.
Cox Easy Connect
Installing Cox Internet is much easier than ever, with the newly launched service. The company launched its Easy Connect self-installation kits. With these self-installation kits, you can install Cox Internet in less than 30 minutes. Here’s what you need to know to get started with self-installing Cox services.
However, once you choose your preferred Internet package and purchase your service, you have two options for installing your Internet and/or cable service. The options are
- Cox Easy Connect
- Cox Pro Connect
Cox Easy Connect (Self-installation) vs Pro Connect ( Professional installation)
Cox Easy Connect is a free self-installation kit. It comes with everything you need to set up your Internet services by yourself. The kit includes all necessary cables, an easy-to-use smartphone app and a wealth of online tools.
While Cox Pro Connect has to do with a trained technician. The technician will come to your home during a specified block of time. This technician will handle the entire installation process for you. Unlike the self-installation kit, the Cox Pro Connect service isn’t free. And the Internet installation fees can vary by package and location.
Over the years, professionals are the ones who handled installations, but Cox has gone to the extent of providing a library of manuals, instructions and online guidance for self-installation. If you don’t know how to install the cox package yourself read the section under.
The Cox Communications easy connect self-installation kit
Technician holding modem
That’s everything you need to perform an installation. Remember, you can still purchase (or rent) an upgraded modem or gateway from Cox or third-party sellers. When you are ready to get started, make sure you have your smartphone handy, the Cox app is extremely useful.
Their virtual assistant, Oliver, can provide tips during installation. You may also need the app during the final installation step. The app is not necessary for the installation, but it is helpful. We also recommend checking your speed using the Cox speed test. This will help you identify any issues. If your speed is significantly lower than advertised, be sure to reach out to support.
Bundle of multicoloured cables
What Does the Self-Install Internet Kit Include
Every Cox Easy Connect self-installation kit is embedded with the following:
- A Coaxial cable sometimes referred to as a Coax
- Power cord
- An Ethernet cable
- A Gateway device
- Instruction manual
- Cable filter
- Telephone cord (possibly)
How to Self-Install Cox Communications
The Cox Self-Install Kit can be set up in these easy steps.
- By Connecting Modem
- Connecting Modem to Computer or Wi-Fi Router
- Activate Modem Online
To Connect Modem: Link one end of your coax cable to your Modem and the other end to your cable outlet. Then, connect the power cord to your Modem and plug the other end to the electrical outlet. Lastly, Wait for the Modem to connect to the network. When the ‘Online Status’ light is solid, that means it has connected.
Connect Modem to Computer or Wi-Fi Router: After setting up your Modem, you can connect the Ethernet Cable from the Modem to your computer. However, if you are using Wi-Fi, connect the other end of the Ethernet Cable to your wireless router
ActivatIng Modem Online
To activate the modem online, do this
- Go to Spectrum.net/selfinstall from your computer or mobile phone browser
- Tap on the ‘Get Started’ and follow the instructions
- After activating, don’t forget to create a username and manage your account on Spectrum.net
How to Self-Install Cox Communications
Below are a step-by-step guide to installing Cox Communications
- Identify your equipment
- Turn off Internet-connected devices
- Find the right spot for your gateway/modem
- Plugin your modem/gateway
With the above steps, you are good to go.
How To Identify Your Equipment
You can pick order your Cox Easy Connect kit up online or pick it up at a nearby store. If you order it online, you may have to pay for shipping costs. Once you have the kit, take the equipment out of the box and double-check to make sure you have the required materials. In the kit, you should see tools like;
If any of the tools are missing Kindly reach out to Cox support or revisit the store to ask for help.