Setting up your TalkTalk wireless router
When you receive a package from TalkTalk in the post, here's
what you are going to find inside:
You don't need anything else to get the service up and
Getting your new broadband and TV package up and running
Follow these quick and easy instructions and you will start
browsing the web in no time:
- Look at your master socket. That's the one which usually
provides the home phone line to your household. Is there anything
plugged in currently? If so, unplug it and plug in the microfilter
instead. The microfilter helps to seperate home phone signals from
broadband signals so that that two services can work simultaneously
without interfering with each other.
- You will find that the microfilter has two ports: one is a
regular home phone line whereas the other is for the new broadband
cable supplied in the box.
- Time to connect your devices. Connect one end of the broadband
cable (it's the grey one) into the microfilter and the other into
your wireless router.
- Plug your power adaptor into the router and turn it on at the
- Make sure you switch on the power for the wireless router,
you'll find the small switch at the back.
- If you want a wired connection rather than wireless, simply
take the yellow cable and connect it to the wireless router and
your device for example a laptop or desktop computer.
That's all there is to it - you are now ready to browse away and
enjoy your broadband service from TalkTalk.
How do I set up my TalkTalk TV service?
Setting up your TalkTalk TV service should take no more than ten
mintues. If you have any doubts, you can call TalkTalk's support
line on 0870 444 1820 at any point.
The Speedy Install kit from TalkTalk will have everything you
need to get started:
For a step-by-stel guide, TalkTalk have a handy guide on their
How to set up TalkTalk TV
How can I make my TalkTalk broadband faster?
First, check the current speed of your connection using the free TalkTalk speed checker tool. You have to
do this from home, when connected to your TalkTalk service. If the
speeds you're receiving are consistently a lot lower than the 'up
to' speeds quoted for your chosen TalkTalk package, there may be a
technical problem or a few simple settings that need tweaking. You
can check to see if there are any current reported issues with the TalkTalk broadband
Fibre broadband is a great choice if you need speedy internet -
check out TalkTalk's most popular fibre deal:
TalkTalk has a handy
broadband troubleshooter tool that may help you fix any
intermittent issues with your internet connection. Here are our top
tips for making your broadband faster:
- Make sure your wireless router is in a good position, away from
your TV, any concrete walls, floors and not tangled up in
- Turn it off and on again. It might sound simple but a quick
reset will often solve technical issues.
- If you experience Wi-Fi issues, try connecting an ethernet
cable to see if it's an internet service problem or a Wi-Fi signal
changing the channel on your TalkTalk router to avoid wireless
For more help and advice managing your TalkTalk broadband
service, please contact the ISP directly. You can find TalkTalk's
contact details on our Provider contact numbers page.
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