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Optimum Cable TV & Internet Installation Guide

Installation Guide

Optimum Installation Guide Overview

If you’ve recently signed up for your Optimum by Altice USA cable TV or Internet connection, then you might be thinking about how to install and set up your services. Thankfully, all you need is the Optimum self-installation kit. With this kit and easy-to-follow guide, you'll be able to quickly set up your equipment and connect all of your wireless devices.

Installing Optimum is incredibly easy, and it involves connecting a few components and logging in to enjoy fast Internet and superior download speeds. You can make use of our Optimum self-installation guide to set up your cable TV and an Internet connection, and you will have blazing fast Internet speed and the chance to watch your favorite channels in no time at all.

This guide includes information about using the self-installation kit, setting up cable TV and Internet, and also tips to help you decide between buying and renting the equipment. Follow these steps, and you'll complete the activation process before you know it - without the hassle of someone coming into your home for professional installation.

Ways to Install TV & Internet from Optimum

When it comes to cable TV and Internet installation, there’s no one right way. Our useful guide and supplementary videos on Optimum’s website make setting up your connection a breeze.

There are two ways you can go about installing your cable TV and Internet connection from Optimum:

  • Calling an Optimum technician to install the connection
  • Using the self-installation guide to install the connection on your own

If you select the first option, a technician would make a home visit and complete the installation process. Otherwise, you can easily take care of the installation on your own by following our guide.

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Pros and Cons of Self-Install for Optimum

You might be intimidated by the idea of self-installation, especially if you have zero experience with cable TV connections, Internet, modems, and routers. Don’t worry at all, because we bring you a step-by-step guide that’s free from any complex or difficult steps. Moreover, there is no complicated wiring to take care of, and you can always contact Optimum’s help desk if you need any assistance.

Apart from this, there’s also a comprehensive checklist and instruction manual in the box, so that you know how to set up your new connection. With this information, you’ll no longer find it difficult to set up your cable TV and an Internet connection, and you’ll also save a lot of time.

Since you’re still contemplating whether to consult an expert or do it yourself, here’s a complete list of pros and cons to help you make the decision.

Pros of self-installation:

  • The equipment is delivered to your home
  • No clearing up your schedule for the technician
  • No installation charges
  • No need to let anyone enter your home

Cons of self-installation:

  • You may require more assistance than expected
  • It may take more time for some people
  • Assistance is only limited to phone or chat
  • Your home may not be eligible

How to Use Optimum Self-install Kit

Technician holding modem

For the self-installation process, you only need some introductory technical knowledge. The rest is taken care of by the self-installation kit. If you haven’t gotten your self-install kit already, you can sign up for it to be delivered within a few working days. The kit has all the required devices and peripherals you need to install your cable TV and Internet connection.

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What Does the Self-Install Internet Kit Include?

The self-installation kit consists of the following components:

  • Instruction manual
  • Cable Modem
  • Power cord
  • Coaxial cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Coaxial cable splitter

How to Self-Install Optimum Internet and Wi-Fi

Self-installing your Optimum Internet and Wi-Fi has become much easier, all thanks to the self-install kit and our self-installation guide. Keep reading to learn how you can install a new Internet connection and set up your Wi-Fi, whether you shift to a new home or get a new connection.

How to Self-Install Optimum Cable TV

The cable TV self-installation kit from Optimum brings you everything you require for setting up your cable TV connection. You won’t even have to wait for a technician to come and install it. With the self-installation kit, you can set up your services at any time. Plus, you also have Optimum’s technical support for assistance. Since the Optimum cable TV self-installation kit comes with its own equipment, you just have to follow two basic steps:

How to Set up Your Wireless Network

Connecting to your wireless network is stress-free. Once you activate your equipment (Modem and Wireless Router) follow these steps.

Renting vs Buying Equipment

When you opt for an Optimum connection, you can choose between buying or renting the devices and equipment. If you have another existing modem, it may or may not be compatible with Optimum. Let’s have a look at the rental fees associated with the equipment, so that you can make a better decision.

Device Fee
TV receiver with DVR & remote $11 / month
Self-install kit Included
Modem equipment rental $10 per month
Smart router Free with leased modem
Unreturned DVR $345
Unreturned wireless router $80

Optimum Cable Installation Guide Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your frequently asked questions about Optimum Cable and Internet.
How can I find out if Optimum is available in my area?
Optimum has services in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. If you are moving here, you can fill out the form on this link.
How can I get in touch with Optimum?
You can reach out to Optimum’s customer service department by calling +1-866-218-3259.
What is an Optimum Smart Router?
A smart router is provided to Optimum Online customers who have leased an Optimum modem. It’s a home networking router that helps you manage your router settings from anywhere.
Should I buy my own modem for Optimum?
You can use your own modem with Optimum, or you can buy it if you don’t have one. It’ll help you receive the high-speed Optimum Internet that’s promised by them. You also have the option of buying or renting the Optimum Internet modem.
Does Optimum offer new customer deals?
  • Free installation: If you order online, Optimum will waive the installation fee for select packages and bundles.
  • Pop-up deals: When you click on Optimum’s site, a page will appear offering $10 off your first monthly payment if you enter your email address and order online.

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