Admin Tool to Secure Your Wireless Network

Protect your wireless home network from unwanted outside users, viruses and other threats.If you are an XFINITY xFi user, please refer to the xFi section.

Overview

If you leave your wireless network unprotected, other people can use your Internet connection, access files on your computers, and even find out private information like passwords and credit card numbers.

What is the Admin Tool used for?
If you have a wireless gateway, you can customize your wireless gateway settings to fit how you use the Internet and your network. Changes you make while using the Admin Tool can only be made when you are on a device that is connected to your wireless gateway.

How can I access the Admin Tool?
From a computer or device connected to the wireless gateway, open an Internet browser and access the Admin Tool at http://10.0.0.1. You can customize settings including:

  • Your WiFi network name (sometimes called an SSID)
  • Your WiFi password (sometimes called a network key)
  • Your network settings, including your firewall and open/closed ports
  • Parental Controls

Logging in to the Admin Tool allows you to view or change your home network settings. Every wireless gateway comes with the same default Admin Tool username and password. Therefore, Comcast recommends changing the Admin Tool password to further secure your home network. Steps to achieve this are outlined below.

  • Default username (case sensitive): admin
  • Default password (case sensitive): password

Note: The username and password that you will use to log in to the Admin Tool is not the same as the WiFi name and password that you use to access your wireless network.

XFINITY xFi
If you have an xFi Gateway, you can access most of your settings and preferences created in the Admin Tool from anywhere with the xFi web portal and mobile app. You do not need to be on a device that is connected to your Wireless Gateway. Once you log in to xFi and adjust your settings and preferences, you’ll be unable to manage certain settings from the Admin Tool. xFi will be your go-to destination for managing your home network settings going forward.