Router Setup Instructions


If purchased with our POE modem, these instructions should be completed before attempting to install and setup the modem/antenna.

Large print instructions can be found on our website at INSTYCONNECT.COM under the Help -> Install Guides menu.

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We recommend assembling and configuring the system on a table or desk before you permanently install any of the components.  Follow the steps in this document to ensure you have internet connectivity, and then plan your install.  

Unpack all components

  1. The Insty Connect 2.4g and 5g Wifi Router
  2. Power Adapter
  3. Ethernet Cable
  4. DC barrel to Molex 4 Power "Pigtail" 
  5. DC Direct Wire 12v Cable
  6. Wifi Antennas
  7. Mounting Hardware

Assemble the Router

Connect the Wifi Antennas to the rear of the router.  Make sure to attach the 2.4 and the 5.0 to the correct ports.

You can power the system with the included AC Wall adapter, or wiring it direct to 12-24v.  

If you will be wiring direct to 12v, use the included direct wire molex cable.  The RED end is (+) positive, Black end is (-) Negative

If you will be using the AC wall adapter, connect the dc barrel end of the adapter to the Molex 4 pigtail, then to the Router's molex 4 power connector.

After power is connected, wait for the lights on the front of the router. The red light is power indicator, the green lights are for LR and HS wifi.  The green lights can be steady on or flashing (showing activity). Once they are all lit, you can move on to the next step.

AC Adapter and "Pigtail"
Router Molex Connector

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Configure the Router

Prepare your computer and connect to insty_connect_setup

Go into your device Wifi settings and "Forget" all wifi networks that are around you. (Very Important!  We do not want your device linking to any other wifi networks while running the setup procedure

After you forget all networks, look for and connect to the insty_connect_setup network.  There is no password for this network, so your computer may say 'insecure' - but that is OK.  It may also say 'No Internet' while we are configuring the system.  This is normal.

The open network created by the router to configure

** It's important that you 'forget' other networks. **

During the setup process, your device may 'roam' away from the insty_connect_setup wifi network.  If this happens while we are saving settings, it may cause the router to freeze and require a factory reset.  

Open the Router Dashboard.

Open your phone, tablet or computer browser and type: http://my.insty or you can use the ip address in your address bar.

(You must include the http:// - not https)

Click the link in the "Welcome To Insty Connect" box. 

Create your Router Password

Once inside the wizard, the first step is to set your router password. Enter your password 2 times and then click the save button.

REMEMBER THIS PASSWORD!  You will want to write this down as it will be required any time you make a change to the system.

Set your WIFI Passwords.

Name and create passwords for the 2 wifi networks.  Do not use spaces in the names or passwords.  Click SAVE when complete.

This page will also describe the differences between the networks. You can use the same password as your router if you like.

** NOTE **

After saving your wifi passwords, the router has to re-start the wifi.  

Your device (laptop, phone, tablet) may lose connection to insty_connect_setup while it's being restarted.

During this time, go into your wifi settings and make sure you are still connected to insty_connect_setup, and then return to the dashboard.

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Verify Connection and Clean Up.

After you set your router and wifi passwords, head back to the Insty dashboard at http://my.insty -or-

It should now say "Please connect the modem module ot the Router" - so we can move on!

Now that we've configured your Wifi networks, we can connect to one of your created wifi networks and remove the open wifi network, insty_connect_setup.

  1. Disconnect from the insty_connect_setup network by connecting to one of your Wifi networks that you created in the steps above.
  2. On the dashboard, click 'Finish Wizard and Remove Open Wifi Network' to remove the insty_connect_setup network from your router.
  3. * IMPORTANT * - Click the 'software update' to get the latest software.
  4. Follow prompts and reboot if needed.

Remove open network, then run the update!


If you see a message about not being able to save settings, or the settings are rolling back, your device is not staying connected to insty_connect_setup.  Make sure you continually check your wifi settings to ensure you're still connected to insty_connect_setup.  You may have to check multiple times.

If you have any other issues, we've put together easy to follow articles in our knowledgebase to help with any issues that may arise:

If you run into something that you can't find in our knowledgebase, you can reach out to us by using the info below.

Our searchable Knowledgebase

Contact Us:

To contact us, visit the main website:
In the menu, click Help -> Contact Us.

From our family to yours.

Thank you so much for your purchase of an Insty Connect!  You are supporting a family-run small business and we really appreciate it!  We hope you love this device as much as we’ve loved putting it together for you.

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