Charter Spectrum lies among the top three cable providers of the nation. The company offers internet services to around 102.7 million customers in 44 states with the greatest coverage in Texas, New York, and California.

In this particular guide, we will help you connect and log in to your router so you can make the most out of your Spectrum internet. So, without further ado, let us get started.

How to login to a Spectrum router?

Before we jump to the login section, you need to set up your equipment and activate the internet service. Follow the below-mentioned steps to install your internet service and then log in to your router.

1. Setup the Equipment

Firstly, you will have to install the internet service using the instructions that came along with your self-installation kit. Make sure that the kit includes all the components that you need to activate the connection. In case you do not know what should be present in the package, here is a quick checklist:

If the package is missing something, call Spectrum Customer Service and inform them about the issue right away. Now let us begin with the installation process:

Connect your modem to the cable outlet. In case you are using a receiver with your cable service, then use the splitter that came along with the self-installation kit. Connect the modem to the cable outlet using one of the coaxial wires with a splitter so you can use the receiver as well.

Connect the power cable to the modem. Insert the plug of your A/C power cable into a wall outlet to power up the device.

Use Ethernet cable to connect the modem to the router. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable to the modem and the second end to the internet port, which is located at the back of your router.

Connect the power cord to the router. Power up your router using the A/C cable and plug it into a wall outlet.

Power up your Spectrum router. The router will power up when you plug it into the wall outlet. Then wait for 10 minutes for the Wi-Fi indicator light to turn stable.

Connect your device to the internet. Locate the name and password of your network on the back of the router and connect a device to the internet.

Register your router and activate the service. After connecting the device to the internet, open the browser and the configuration system will automatically lead you to the activation window.

Create your Spectrum account. When you are done activating your service, create your account on Spectrum so you can easily monitor your online activities and internet usage.

2. Establish Connection with the Internet

You cannot log in to your Spectrum router without connecting to the internet. So, choose an internet-enabled device, and connect it to the internet using your Spectrum Wi-Fi.

3. Approach the Login Page

Open the internet browser on your internet-enabled device and type Spectrum router’s IP address in the address bar. The default IP address is mentioned at the back of the router. Spectrum routers usually work on two IP addresses, which are and

4. Enter the Router Credentials

Every Spectrum router has a standard username and password. Type in these credentials when logging in for the first time. You can change the username and password once you have logged in. depending on the router, your username and password will be one of the following:


Here is a complete list of all the credentials that are assigned to various Spectrum routers:

Spectrum Router Credentials
Router Brand/Model Default IP Address Default Username RDefault Password
Sagemcom admin admin
Askey admin admin
Arris admin admin
SMC admin password
admin password

If you are unable to figure out the credentials of your Spectrum router, then simply get in touch with Spectrum Customer Service and one of the professionals will help you get through the process.