Rear Panel and Hardware Connection
This chapter describes the proper steps for connecting your cable modem. Please
be sure to follow
the steps in the sequence outlined below. Failure to do so could result in improper
operation or failure
of your cable modem.
Connect a cable by feeding the F-connector on the back of the cable modem.
Ensure the center
conductor of the 75 ohm coaxial cable is inserted directly into the center of the F-
the coaxial cable by carefully threading the outer shell of the coaxial cable connector
F-connector in a clockwise direction until tight. Be careful not to over-tighten the
connector or you may
damage either the connector or the cable modem.
Step2: Connect the cable modem to an IEEE 802.3 10BaseT / 802.3u 100Base-TX
Network using a
RJ-45 male-terminated Ethernet cable or an USB cable to the PC. This cable
modem equips with two
Ethernet ports, you can connect two PCs to the cable modem at the same time if
Step 3: Connect the telephone sets to TEL1 and TEL2. Use RJ-11 telephone line to
TEL1/TEL2 port on the cable modem and telephone socket on telephone.
Step 4: Connect the AC Adapter to the cable modem by inserting the barrel-shaped
connector into the
mating power connector on the back of the cable modem. Exercise carefully to
ensure the connectors
are properly aligned prior to insertion and ensure the two connectors engage
completely. The cable
modem is shipped with an AC adapter. Remember to use only power adapter that
came with the cable
modem. Other power adapters might have voltages that are not correct for your