WiFi routers enable you to connect devices like your laptop, tablet, and phone to the Internet wirelessly. Your Shaw modem acts as a router for your home, but if you would prefer to use your own third party router, you can.

How to connect your router and Shaw modem

First, you will need to disable WiFi capability on your Shaw modem before you can set up your router. This process is referred to as setting your modem to "bridge" mode. To do this, read How To: Change your wireless modem to Bridge Mode.

Once your Shaw modem is in bridge mode:

  1. Unplug the power cable from the back of your Shaw modem.
  2. Connect an Ethernet cable between "port 1" on the back of your Shaw modem to the port labeled "Internet" on the back of your WiFi router. The name of this port may vary, but it should be the only open Ethernet port not labeled with a number.
  3. Plug the power cable back into your Shaw modem and wait for the modem to come online.
  4. Connect the power cable to your WiFi router and wait for it to come online.

Once your router is online and operational you will need to connect to your new WiFi network. For instructions, visit your router manufacturer’s support website.

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