Moving can be an exciting new step in our lives, but at the same time, nothing is quite so exhausting.
The experience is always worse than we think it’s going to be. Packing takes longer. Sometimes we underestimate the size of the truck we’ll need. The movers make snarky comments about how many books you have (or maybe that’s just me).
Fortunately, setting up your internet doesn’t have to be difficult.
Here are a few tips for getting it right.
Talk to Your Neighbors
If you’re our neighbor here in Utah, give us a call or shoot us an email. Utah Broadband, is a local company that’s provided neighborhoods and businesses with excellent broadband service for almost 20 years and we’d be delighted to help you. With neighborhood customer service in your area, you don’t have to worry about long hold times or apathetic customer service representatives. We provide excellent internet service to our neighbors in Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Tooele, Weber, Summit and Wasatch counties.
If you’re not in Utah, talk to your new neighbors in your area and find out who their internet providers are. Make sure to ask who’s happy with their service and who’s counting the days until their contract ends.
Usually, it’s best to have the pros install the equipment for your new service. Most internet providers will be able to set up your new service fairly quickly, and if any alterations need to be made to your property, they can take care of it.
Have everything out and ready for them. If you’re using your own modem, make sure it’s unpacked. Don’t block any areas they’ll need to be able to get to.
If you’re good with electronics and DYI-ing, you can do self-installation. At least you won’t have to wait around for the technician to show up.
According to move.org, here’s how you tackle the process:
-Order your self-installation kit.
-Set up your modem and plug it into your internet connection.
-Connect your power cable.
Your self-installation kit typically includes your modem and router (often one device, also known as a “wireless gateway”), a power cable, an Ethernet cable, and a cable to connect to the outlet (the type of cable depends on the type of connection you have). Make sure your kit has all the necessary parts before starting installation.
Most ISPs give you a single device to serve as both modem and router, but if you have a separate router, connect it to your modem with an Ethernet cable.
After you plug it in, the online connection lights should turn on one by one. This takes less than a minute with most devices, though in some cases it can take up to twenty minutes.
Once the lights stop flashing, congratulations! Your home now has an internet connection. Now you just have to make it usable.
Once you get to this point, you can follow PC Mag’s step-by-step guide to accessing your WIFI.
Enjoy your new internet service and your new home!