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SB6183: Installation Setup

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Question
What is the basic installation process for my SB6183 Cable Modem?
Answer
This document describes the installation process for the SB6183 Cable Modem.
 
Before Installation
 
Before beginning the installation, check that the following items were included with the SB6183 Cable Modem.

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System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, or Linux operating system with the latest service packs and patches must be installed on the computer.
  • Pentium class or better processor installed on the computer.
  • 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet adapter with proper driver software installed on the computer.
  • TCP/IP Setting is setup to Obtain IP Automatically on the computer.
Other Requirements
  • 75-ohm coaxial cable with F-type connectors is required to connect the SB6183 to the nearest cable outlet.If a TV is connected to the cable outlet, 5 to 900 MHz RF splitter and two additional coaxial cables are required to use both the TV and the SB6183.
  • Cable service must be activated with an Internet Service provider to access the Internet and other online services.
Precautions
  • To avoid damaging the cable modem with static electricity, always first connect the coaxial cable to the grounded cable TV wall outlet.
  • Before connecting or disconnecting the Ethernet cable from the cable modem or PC, always touch the coaxial cable connector on the cable modem to release any static charges.
  • Postpone SB6183 installation until there is no risk of thunderstorm or lighting activity in the area.
  • To avoid potential shock, always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet or other power source before disconnecting it from the SB6183 rear panel.
  • To prevent overheating the SB6183, do not open the unit or block the ventilation holes on the sides of the unit.
  • Wipe the cable modem with a clean, dry cloth. Never use cleaning fluid or similar chemicals. Do not spray cleaners directly on the unit or use forced air to remove dust.


To Install SB6183

  1. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the cable outlet or splitter.
  2. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the cable connector on the SB6183.  Hand-tighten the connectors to avoid damaging them.
  3. Plug the power cord into the power connector on the SB6183.
  4. Plug the power cord into the electrical outlet.  This turns on the SB6183.
     
    NOTE 1: Allow the modem five to thirty minutes to find and lock on the appropriate communications channels after the modem is on.
     
    NOTE 2: The power cord does not need to be unplugged when the modem is not in use.
     
  5. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the SB6183.
  6. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the computer.
     
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