Installing Optimum Online is easy. Simply follow three simple steps:
1. Connect Cable Modem To Cable Line
Be sure to split your cable at the earliest point of entry in your home using the cable adapter (splitter) we supply.
2. Connect Cable Modem To PC Using Ethernet Connection
Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of the modem. Then, connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the appropriate port on the back of the PC.
3. Activate Your Account
To set up your account and email, you'll need to access the internet through your Optimum Online modem at home. You will also need the phone number and last name associated with the account plus your Cablevision account number.
- Go to optimum.net
- Click "My Account" in upper right hand corner.
- Click "ID Center" and provide the information requested. If you already have a Primary ID, click on "Set up Additional ID's"
System Requirements and RecommendationsOptimum Online, Optimum Online Ultra 50 and Optimum Online Ultra 101
|Processor Speed||RAM Memory||HD Space|
|Minimum||1 GHz||1 GB||150 MB|
|Recommended||2 GHz||1 GB||1 GB|
|Minimum||800 MHz||512 MB||150 MB|
|Recommended||1 GHz||1 GB||1 GB|
|Windows XP (SP2)|
|Minimum||233 MHz||128 MB||150 MB|
|Recommended||2 GB||512 MB||1 GB|
|Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher|
|Minimum||1 GHz||256 MB||150 MB|
|Recommended||2 GHz||2 GB||1 GB|
|Mac OS 10.3.9 or earlier|
|Minimum||667 MHz||256 MB||150 MB|
|Recommended||1.5 GHz||1 GB||1 GB|
Optimum.net Browser Requirements
PC: IE 7 and up, Firefox 3 and up, Safari 3 and up
Mac: Safari 3 and up, Firefox 3 and up
Network Interface Requirements
10/100 NIC and 802.11g wireless for Optimum Online and Optimum Online Ultra 50
Gigabit (GigE) NIC and 802.11n wireless for Optimum Online Ultra 101
Please visit optimum.net/support for more details
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