How to Install a Thomson Digital Broadband Cable Modem

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How to Install a Thomson Digital Broadband Cable Modem
It should only take you five minutes to set up your cable modem. (cable modem image by IKO from

The RCA Thomson Digital Cable Modem is a popular choice for broadband Internet modems for Internet service providers across the country. It's a small unit that can sit unobtrusively on your desktop and blend in with the rest of your home office equipment. If your ISP isn't installing the modem for you, it only takes a few minutes to connect your modem to the network, provided you already have Internet service from your cable company.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Appropriate cabling (coaxial and Ethernet or USB)

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  1. 1

    Save your work and shut down your PC.

  2. 2

    Connect the coaxial cable from the coaxial jack in your wall to the coaxial port on the rear of the modem. Turn the connector clockwise until the cable is firmly connected to the modem. Gently tug on it to make sure it is connected.

  3. 3

    Connect the appropriate cable, USB or Ethernet to the matching jack on the rear of the modem. Connect the other end of the cable to the appropriate port on your computer.

  4. 4

    Connect the modem's power adaptor to a surge suppressor or a dependable wall socket.

  5. 5

    Press the power switch on the front of the modem to turn it on. Power up your PC. If you opted to use the USB connection method, you may have to install the appropriate drivers. Check your owner's manual for specifics.

  6. 6

    Launch your web browser to verify Internet access.

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