When you buy a new Comcast or Xfinity router and access the admin panel, you first need to connect to the router and open your browser.
Type in 10.0.0.1 or https://10.0.0.1 and press enter. This is the default way to access router settings —and is considered the gateway address (the local end of the router.)
Don’t type http://10.0.0.0.1, http://10.0.0.0.1, 10.0.01, or 184.108.40.206.1 because the addresses do not exist and will lead to an error.
Then, you are to enter a username and password on the login screen, which is different for every router manufacturer.
The login credentials for the router are often on the back of the router. Both Xfinity and Comcast routers have login credentials on the back of the device.
Once you’ve successfully logged in, you can change the default password to strengthen your network’s security.
First off, make sure that you buy a Comcast or Xfinity router that is up to date. Internet service providers usually provide budget routers that do not deliver excellent speeds and often lack basic features.
Next, you should choose the right channel and frequency when configuring your router to avoid any overlapping channel frequencies. The best ones to use are channels 1, 6, or 11 — but if you use a 5GHz router, there are no overlapping channels.
Make sure the router is placed high up and away from objects that could cause interference i.e., microwaves.
It’s essential to keep your Internet connection secure by changing default login credentials for your Xfinity or Comcast router.
We hope you now know how to set up a router – and the steps to follow – for better network security and fast connection speed.