How To Activate a New Router with Xfinity

How To Activate a New Router with Xfinity

What is Router?

A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Routers perform the traffic directing functions between networks and on the global Internet. Data sent through a network, such as a web page or email, is in the form of data packets.

How To Activate a New Router with Xfinity

  1. Download the Xfinity app for free from Google Play or the App Store.
  2. Sign in using your Xfinity ID and password.
  3. Once you’re signed in, select the Account tab from the bottom right of the Xfinity app.
  4. Select Activate xFi Gateway or Modem under the Devices section.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I setup my new Xfinity wireless router?

1 Connecting the Xfinity modem/router

Find the coax cable contained in your kit. Plug into the gateway at the location marked Cable/RF in. Plug the other end of the coax into the cable wall outlet. Connect your power cable found in your kit to the designated area on the back of your gateway.

How long does it take Xfinity to activate new router?

about 20 minutes

Select Get Started to begin the process of setting up your gateway. Activation should only take about 20 minutes.

How do I connect my Xfinity home to a new router?

Connect Xfinity Home to a New Wireless Gateway

  1. Tap the gear icon, then tap Devices.
  2. Enter your Master Keypad Code.
  3. Tap Advanced Settings.
  4. Tap Connectivity.
  5. Tap Connect to New Gateway Now.
  6. Tap Yes to start the process.

What is the number to set up Xfinity router?

Try calling 1-855-652-3446. That is their device activation line.

How does Xfinity router work?

The router connects to your modem and then to your devices (laptops, smart TVs, printers, etc.) via either an Ethernet cable or, in the case of a wireless router, WiFi signal. The router creates a local area network (LAN) within your house, allowing your devices to share files and peripherals like printers.

Does Xfinity WiFi start immediately?

Living in a WiFi Ready apartment means that you can sign up for Xfinity Internet service and activate it right away, without waiting for a tech visit or Getting Started kit. WiFi Ready apartments have pre-installed, ready-to-use xFi Gateways that can be activated immediately, once you subscribe to Xfinity Internet.

How do I setup my Xfinity router without the app?

There’s another way you can activate Xfinity Internet without the app: you can do so online. This also works if you’re activating Xfinity TV. All you need to do is turn on your equipment and go to There you’ll find easy instructions for how to activate your devices.

Which Xfinity app do I need for WiFi?

Download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots App to Optimize Your WiFi Connection. Learn how to install the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app for Android or Apple devices. The app will help you install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile enabling your device to automatically connect to secure (XFINITY) Xfinity WiFi networks.

Why won t my new Xfinity router connect?

Confirm the equipment cables are plugged in and the coaxial cable has been tightened as much as possible using your fingers to both the wall outlet and your equipment. Unplug your equipment, wait one minute, and then plug it back in. This method, known as powercycling or restarting, can fix many connection problems.

How do I access my Xfinity home router?

Open a web browser, type in to go to the Admin Tool, and sign in.

  1. The Username and Password is not the same as your WiFi name and password.
  2. If you haven’t changed your Admin Tool login, the default settings are: Username: admin. Password: password (case sensitive)