Want to know how to reset Xfinity Router Password? It is common if you come across this dilemma. Many people do, and if you are part of that demographic, this guide is for you!
Routers protect your web interfaces by acting as a hardware firewall which functions as a barrier between the Internet and devices on your household or business.
This way, only people who have the passphrase can connect to your web connection.
If you disregard your wireless connectivity and leave it unprotected, other people can take advantage of the opportunity to use your connection.
They can hack their way onto accessing your files on your devices and even finding out private information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
How to Reset Xfinity Router Password
We also know that it is easy to forget what credentials go with what account.
Therefore, resetting your credentials can allow you to log into your network and make changes to settings and preferences as needed.
Whether you just forgot your Xfinity Router Password, you are just trying to help out a friend, or you just want your internet connection to be more private.
There are three ways on how to reset the Xfinity Router Username and Password:
- Logging to through the Admin Tool
- With the Xfinity My Account app
- Online (through the website)
Let us know tackle the problem by troubleshooting through the followings means:
Logging in through the Admin Tool
Step 1. Open any Browsers on your Computer or Device
After opening a web browser, access the Admin Facility (type in http://10.0.0.1 on your web browser).
Please take note that the access information of your admin tool is different from your Wi-Fi access and passcode.
If you have not personalized or changed it, then you can log in with the default credentials, which is “admin” for its username and “password” for its password.
Note: In case you forgot the credentials; may you have it changed or personalized, worry not because you just need to do the following:
- Look for the tiny little button at the back of the hardware
- Look for a long and thin object that is enough to press the little button. You may use the tip of a paper clip or hairpin.
- Press and hold the button for 15-20 seconds until the Led lights will blink in the process
Now, that we have resolved this issue, we may now proceed to our next step.
Step 2. Click “LOGIN”
Once you log in, the page will immediately ask you to set up a new ID and security code for the Admin Tool.
You need to do this first to protect your data privacy through your Xfinity router since all of its modems have the same default access and passcode.
After this, you may change your credentials.
Step 3. Change It Using the Admin Tool
You can also change it at the top right corner of the website and enter your new passcode for your web community.
Please make sure that the new one you’ll nominate has at least eight (8) characters, both uppercase and lowercase letters, and has at least one number.
Type your new nominated passcode again in the Re-enter New Password field. Then click, “SAVE.”
Congratulations! You now know how to use the utilize it next time, in case you forgot your Xfinity router
Now that we have covered the Admin Tool, there are still two ways on how to reset the Xfinity router password!
Change Your Access Information Using the MyAccount App
Step 1. Download the Application in Your Mobile Device
- Go to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android)
- Search for the Xfinity My Account on the search bar
- Press Download or Get and wait for the installation to finish
- Once done, it’ll ask you for your login; input your credentials to be able to log in
Take note that the access information are the same credentials you use to access your Mobile account.
Furthermore, it can also be your email address, mobile number, or an access you may have set up previously.
Step 2. Tap the Internet Icon
After successfully logging in the application, you will see an Internet Icon with Internet as its label on the bottom of your screen.
For devices that are run by the Android OS, click on the menu icon in the left side corner of the screen, then hit on the option that says Internet.
Step 3. Tap on the Wireless Gateway or Modem Option
Upon accessing the internet icon, you will see your Wi-Fi identification and on its right is an image of your wireless gateway or your hardware.
Tap on the option that gives you access to the hardware and you will be directed to the settings of your web device.
Step 4. Select the “Change WiFi Settings” Option
Enter and save your new access and passcode. Easy, right? Now your gateway will only take a few minutes to update your settings!
Step 5. Reconnect Your Wireless Devices to Your Wi-Fi Network
You have reached the end of your voyage! Good job! You may now connect to your hardware using your new title and passcode.
How to Reset Your Xfinity Gateway Security Online
- Open your browser and type in the website
- Log in your Xfinity username and password and select Settings
- After this, you will be directed to the Settings portion of the website and you will need to select the Internet section under XFINITY Services.
Access WiFi Credentials
Once you have clicked the Internet Section, you may go to WiFi credentials.
Now, you need to hit on Edit to modify your WiFi identification or your passcode. Enter your new WiFi Name or passcode and select Save.
Reconnect Your Wireless Devices to Your Wi-Fi Network
After reaching the end of this article, you now know how to modify the network protection of your switch.
By doing this prep work, you are now ready to rebound the next time you need to change your credentials for your hardware.
If you need help resetting, you can refer this Xfinity Cable box Reset Guide for more details.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.