How To Hook Up Cox Cable Box And Internet

How To Hook Up Cox Cable Box And Internet – 2 Easy Ways

Do you want to stream content on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, or other services from your Cox cable box but don’t know how to hook it up to the modem for internet access?

Below, we’ll show you how this process works and also answer what a Cox cable box does and whether you need one for every TV in your home. 

How do I connect my Cox cable box to the Internet?

1. Using the Cox Cable Box Settings

You can use the Network Settings menu on your Cox cable box to connect to the modem to it. Here’s how:

  • Make sure your modem is powered on.
  • Connect your Cox Contour Stream player to the main power supply and press the Power button on the remote to turn it on.
  • Turn on your TV and connect it to your Cox cable box using an HDMI cable.
  • Press the Source or Input button on the TV remote and select HDMI to get input from your Cox cable box.
  • Press Settings on the remote supplied with your Cox Contour Stream player.
  • Select Network.
  • Choose your wireless network from the list on the TV screen.
  • Next, enter your Wi-Fi modem password.
  • Select Done.

2. Using a Wired Connection

If your Cox cable box has an active Ethernet port, you can use the Ethernet cable to connect it to the modem. To do this:

  • Ensure that your modem is turned on.
  • Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Out/Ethernet port at the back of your Cox cable box.
  • Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your modem.
  • Turn on your TV and use an HDMI cable to connect it to your Cox cable box.
  • Afterward, turn on the Cox cable box, and it will automatically detect the Ethernet connection.

What does a Cox cable box do?

A Cox cable box lets you access live network TV, premium channels, and on-demand content for a monthly fee. The box provides 4K streaming quality and access to over 275,000 shows and movies, including new movie releases. 

Cox cable box also supports online streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+, HBO Max, and Discovery+. This means you can watch your favorite shows and movies from multiple streaming platforms all in one place.

Does Cox require cable box for every TV?

Cox requires a cable box for each TV to access its streaming packages. When you subscribe to their services, the first Contour box with a voice remote is included in your TV package and will be installed for free at your home.

After subscription to a service, you can sign in to your Cox account on the app or you can do this on their website to stream content online from any device, even before their free professional installation due date.

Do I need both modem and router for Cox?

You do not necessarily need both a modem and router for Cox internet service because Cox’s Panoramic Wi-Fi Gateway serves as both a modem and a router to provide faster speeds by reducing interference.

However, if you want to use your own equipment instead of Cox’s Panoramic Wi-Fi Gateway, you’ll need both a modem and router. 

Does Cox provide free modem?

Cox does not provide a free modem, but you can rent a Panoramic Wi-Fi Gateway for a monthly fee or purchase your own modem and router to use with Cox Internet services.

By renting the Panoramic Wi-Fi Gateway, you can benefit from:

  • Regular software and firmware updates
  • Device protection
  • Management for devices connected to the network.

You can also swap for upgraded equipment every three years without extra charge.


In this article, we’ve discussed how to hook up your Cox cable box and internet. We’ve also answered other queries to help you better understand Cox’s network services.

Hopefully, you can now access all your favorite apps, shows, movies, and other online content on your Cox cable box without further connectivity issues.