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How to set up your TalkTalk TV and broadband service

Ordered a new broadband and TV bundle from TalkTalk? The service is very easy to set up at home. We explain everything you need to do to get started with your TalkTalk Plus TV bundle.

By on August 24, 2017 at 00:00 AM
How to set up your TalkTalk TV and broadband service

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 running.

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 wall.
  • 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 website:   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 service.

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 wires
  • 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 issue
  • Try  changing the channel on your TalkTalk router to avoid wireless congestion

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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