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How to change password on Xfinity's Arris TG1682G router. Not the wifi password!

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How to change password on Xfinity's Arris TG1682G router. Not the wifi password!

Hello, I read that the FBI is suggesting that people change the password on their routers. (Apparently about 500k routers are vulnerable to a malware attack.) I have an Xfinity TG1682G router. I have the password that is printed on the sticker on the side of the router/modem combo black box.  I called Xfinity support and they would only help me change my wifi password.  This was not helpful. (Since I am paying for a service support contract and to rent the Xfinity router, I would like Xfinity to answer this question.)

I want to change the router password.  My question is how do I do I change the router password on the Xfinity Arris TG1682G router?  Then, once I change the password, do I need to change any of my other Xfinity account settings in order to still connect to the internet?

Thank you.

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Re: How to change password on Xfinity's Arris TG1682G router. Not the wifi password!

Log into the administration tool. (Go to 10.0.0.1 via your web browser.)

Default user: admin

Default password: password

 

Once you are logged in, you can then change the password for the device.