Are you a new Midco Internet subscriber? If you want to opt for Midco free installation to limit your expenses, you are on the right track. And don’t be bothered about the difficulty. You can do that yourself with no hassle as long as you know your way around browsers.
Stick to the article to set up Midco internet on your own. And if you want to save more money, you can avoid the $8 monthly rental fee for the ISP-supplied gateway. Just get your own modem and a dual-band or tri-band WiFi router. No matter what you choose, I’ve included the steps to activate your connection.
Get Midco Self-Install Kit!
The very first step of Midco internet setup is to order the self-installation kit. You can bundle it online while confirming the subscription. Once placed, the service provider will ship the self-installation kit to your home address.
What’s included in the Midco self install kit?
- Wireless gateway
- Power cord
- Coaxial cable
- Ethernet cable
Note: If you choose to buy your own Midco-supported modem, you need to return the ISP-supplied gateway. Contact Midco support to escalate the same.
How To Self Install Midco Internet?
We’ll get all the connections in place first before proceeding with the Midco activation.
1. Plug in the Connections
Step 1: Look for a coaxial wall outlet at your home. If you have multiple outlets, choose the one in the central location with easy access to power outlets.
Step 2: Plug in one end of the coaxial cable to the outlet and screw it in tight.
Step 3: The other end of the coaxial cable goes into the Midco gateway.
Step 4: Once you have plugged in the coaxial cable, take the power cord and plug it into the gateway device.
Step 5: The other end goes into the power outlet in the wall.
Step 6: Switch on the gateway. The LED lights will start to blink. Don’t interrupt the process.
Note: It takes 10-15 minutes for the LED indicator to stabilize. Be patient.
2. Activate Midco Modem/Connection
Step 1: Once the lights have stabilized, Use a smartphone to connect to WiFi.
Step 2: Login using the credentials given in the label.
Step 3: Once you are connected, open a browser and go to https://midco.com If your activation was successful, you will be to access the webpage.
Step 4: If you are using your modem and router, connect the router to your modem with an Ethernet cable and plug the router’s power cord into a power outlet.
You can find the details on the back side in the label or the modem box.
Step 5: Wait for the activation from the customer representative. Once the modem is mapped to your account, wait until the LED indicators turn stable.
Step 6: Once the internet LED is stable, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the laptop and the other end to the Ethernet port in the modem.
Step 7: Open the browser and key in https://midco.com, the page will load up on successful activation.
Don’t interrupt the process and contact Midco’s customer support, in case you are not able to access the web page.
3. Set Up Midco Router
Midco’s gateway is a combination of modem and router. If you’ve no idea, you can read the differences between modem router combos and separate devices.
Step 1: To set up your Midco router, you have to access the Midco router login using http://192.168.0.1
It will open up to a page where you can set a new admin password.
Step 2: Once the password is set, it will take you to the next page where you can set the SSID and password for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
Step 3: Fill in the details, click the next step and save the changes.
Step 4: If you are using your router, use the Ethernet cable to connect your WAN port to the modem. Wait until the router’s internet lights are stable.
Step 5: Connect to the WiFi using a smartphone or laptop and open a browser.
Step 6: Login into http://192.168.1.1 or the URL mentioned in your router label.
Step 7: Once you log in, go to the basic setup page, and click on wireless settings/ security. There you can set up your SSID and passphrase. Once the credentials are filled, click on Apply to save the settings.
4. Connect Devices & Test Internet
Step 1: Once you’re done with Midco installation, log in to WiFi using the new credentials.
Step 2: Open a browser and type http://speedtest.midco.net
Step 3: Click on Go, and you will find the status of your connection along with the download and upload speeds.
Midco Self-installation vs Professional Installation
- The professional installation is a costly affair. It will cost you $100. But if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get this done by yourself, it is not going to cost you anything.
- You have to book the technician, schedule the appointment, block your commitments and wait for the professional to arrive. With self-installation, you are free to finish the setup at your convenience.
- The only disadvantage of choosing to install by yourself, you’d miss out on the on-site support. You are left with the help of a customer executive over the phone. With a professional, you’d hardly have to do anything.
Frequently Asked Questions
Midco charges $100 for a professional installation. If you are ready to get the job done by yourself, you can complete the Midco free installation and activation at your own schedule.
Order the self-installation kit online and wait for the kit to be delivered home. Plug in the coaxial cable to the wall outlet and the gateway. Power up the device and wait for the lights to stabilize. Once the lights are stable, you can log in with WiFi and access the internet.
You can contact the Midco service executive at +1-800-888-1300.
Log in to the router admin portal via https://192.168.0.1 using the credentials given at the gateway label. Go to the wireless basic settings page. Here you’ll be able to change the SSID and password. Type the new credentials and save the changes. Alternatively, you can log in to the Midco portal, go to my account page and implement the changes.
For the network newbie, self-installing Midco internet at the outset might look intimidating. But if you follow the steps mentioned in this article and Midco self-activation instructions, you can complete the setup in less than 30 minutes.