Anyone who has ever rented an XFINITY Gateway, a.k.a., WiFi Modem, knows all too well the problems that come along with it. Whether you are leasing the XB6 / TG3482G, or another modem provided by Comcast, it seems the WiFi is repeatably disconnecting. For me, every time I opened my Chromebook and connected to WiFi, the XFINITY Gateway WiFi shut off. Others just have many problems with the WiFi altogether. Regardless of your situation, you can use your own router with any gateway by putting the router into bridge mode.
Enable XFINITY Bridge Mode
Enabling bridge mode on your XFINITY rented modem will allow you to use your own WiFi router. Just give up on using the WiFi portion of the XFINITY modem. You are not the only one, everyone has problems with the gateways. Follow these easy steps to use your own router.
- In your mobile or PC browser visit http://10.0.0.1 to access the settings of your XFINITY gateway. Once you are there, you will be asked for your user name and password. The default user name is “admin” and the password is “password”. These credentials will only work if you have reset the gateway to its original settings. This is done by pushing the reset button and holding it in for at least 10 seconds. Obviously, these credentials will not work either if you have already changed them, which you will be asked to do after you log in for the first time.
2. Next, go to Gateway – At a Glance, on the left-hand menu. Here, you will see the enable/disable bridge mode on the XFINITY gateway in the middle of the screen. Click the enable button. It will then ask you to confirm your selection. Here you can also disable bridge mode as well.
3. Now you may set up your new router by connecting ethernet port 1 on the back of the gateway to the WAN port on your new router. Set up your new router by following the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.