If you want to change the name and password of your WiFi network, there are several quick and easy ways to do it. One of the ways is to use the Admin Tool, which is the administration site of the Wireless Gateway (http://10.0.0.1). You can access the Admin Tool through the Xfinity My Account app or online. Using the Admin Tool, you can log in to your Wireless Gateway and personalize your settings such as usernames, passwords, parental controls, firewall, and open/closed ports. Your network name may also be referred to as an ‘SSID’ and your password as a ‘Network Key.’ If you’re familiar with using the Admin Tool, you can go directly to it without needing any further instructions.
Why is it important to change your network name and password?
Setting a unique network name and password helps protect your home network from unauthorized access, viruses, and other threats. Without proper protection, outsiders could potentially use your internet connection, access your files, and even obtain private information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
How to log in to the Admin Tool:
- Connect your laptop, phone, or tablet to your network and open a web browser. Navigate to the Admin Tool by typing http://10.0.0.1 into the address bar. If you have already changed your Admin Tool ID and password, log in using that information, and proceed to change your network name and password. Note: Your Admin Tool username and password are different from your WiFi network name and password.
- If you haven’t changed your username and password, log in with the default credentials:
- Click on the LOGIN button. The appearance of your screen may differ depending on your Gateway, but the process should remain the same.
- Once you have successfully logged in, you will be prompted to set up a new ID and password for the Admin Tool. Complete this step first before changing your network name and password.
- Click on the “Change Password” button located at the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter a new password with the following criteria: At least eight characters in length Containing both uppercase and lowercase letters Including at least one number.
- Re-enter your new password in the “Re-enter New Password” field, then click on the “SAVE” button. Change Your WiFi Network Name and Password Connect your laptop, phone, or tablet directly to your Gateway with hard-wired/Ethernet cable or connect wirelessly to your in-home WiFi network (not the “xfinitywifi” network).
If you haven’t changed your WiFi network name and password before, look for the default network name and password on the label on the side or bottom of your Wireless Gateway:
Then, if you want to change it:
- Log in to the Admin Tool at http://10.0.0.1.
- Go to the left-hand menu, and pick Gateway, then Connection, and then Wi-Fi.
- Under Private Wi-Fi Network, you’ll see the Name (SSID) of your WiFi network. Make a note of it. Click Edit on the right to change your network name. The option you see depends on your Gateway model. If you see two network names (one for the 2.4 GHz and one for the 5GHz band), click Edit on each one and enter a new name. (For best results, enter the same name for both.)
If you don’t see these options, you may need to change your WiFi network name a different way. See How to View and Change Your WiFi Network Name and Password on an Xfinity router login Gateway for details.
- To see your network password, check the box next to Show Network Password. Make a note of it.
To change your WiFi network information, type in the Network Name and/or Network Password field and click SAVE SETTINGS.
- All set! Now that you have your WiFi network name and password, you can connect your phone, laptop, tablet, and any other device to your network. You’ll need to sign back into your WiFi network on each device with your new network name and password.
Access the Admin Tool in the Xfinity router login My Account App
- Make sure you’re accessing the Xfinity router login My Account app from your home network.
- Open the app and sign in.
- Go to Internet > Change WiFi Settings > Other Settings.
- If you haven’t set a username and password yet, enter ‘admin’ and ‘password.’ Otherwise, use the ones you set.
- Tap Go to Admin Tool, then Advanced Settings.
Once you’re signed in, you can change your settings. Read more about using the admin tool for network security. Tips for Resetting Your Gateway If you don’t remember your network name and password and can’t get into the Admin Tool, you can reset your Gateway to its factory default settings. Note: You should only do this if all the other options haven’t worked. Here’s how:
Here are the steps to reset your Gateway and change your network name and password:
- Unplug your Gateway from the power source.
- Locate the Reset button on your Gateway and press and hold it down.
- While still holding the Reset button, plug the Gateway back into the power source.
- Keep holding the Reset button for another 30 seconds.
- Wait for the Gateway to restart.
- Use the password located on the label of your Gateway to log in.
- Change your network name and password to something that is easy for you to remember.
If you own your own modem, you can refer to the manufacturer’s website for more specific instructions on resetting your device.
The default security mode for all Wireless Gateways is WPA/WPA2, which provides optimal security and performance for newer devices.
However, this security mode may not be compatible with some older operating systems.
If you are not using a Wireless Gateway, refer to your router’s user manual or administration site to check your security mode.
Do you want to make other changes to your Wireless Gateway settings? You can learn how to adjust your firewall or set Parental Controls.
You can also configure open ports on your Gateway, which is useful for adding a game console to your home network. Keep in mind that port forwarding can affect your network performance and leave your network exposed to unwanted traffic.
Port triggering is a more secure alternative, as the inbound port is only open during a specific session and closed to any potential hacker after the session ends.
For additional assistance, please visit our Online Support Center to find common solutions and self-help options, troubleshoot or manage your account, and more.
You can also download the Xfinity router login app for free from Google Play or the App Store, or text “APP” to 266278 to easily manage and troubleshoot your Xfinity router login experience.
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