Upgrade Your Owned Modem
If you want to enjoy our faster internet speeds, such as Blast!, a DOCSIS 3.0 or above modem is required. You can rent one of our DOCSIS 3.0 Xfinity xFi Gateways, or you can buy an approved modem at a retail outlet near you. If you own your equipment, be sure to check mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com to find out if your equipment is compatible with your internet speed.
If you rent equipment through Comcast and have been notified that you are eligible for an equipment upgrade, please visit www.xfinity.com/equipmentupdate.
Before purchasing a new modem, be sure to check mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com for compatible devices.
Benefits of Renting From Us
One advantage of renting an Xfinity xFi Gateway is that we regularly update our firmware automatically, so you don't have to check for new updates. Gateways also support the fastest internet speeds over WiFi to ensure you're getting optimal performance and coverage throughout your home. Learn more about the benefits of renting an xFi Gateway.
Replacing Your Equipment FAQs
Why am I being asked to replace my equipment?
Over time, Internet and TV equipment must be updated to keep up with the latest technology. If you rent equipment from Comcast, you can get an update - on us!
Learn more about the importance of upgrading your equipment.
How much will my new equipment cost?
If you rent equipment and install the new TV Box and/or modem yourself, there's no charge for exchanging. We can also schedule a professional installation, but an additional fee may apply.
What do I need to do with the old equipment once I receive my new device(s)?
There are three options for returning your rented equipment:
- By mail: Use the return label in your Getting Started kit.
- In store: Exchange your existing equipment at an Xfinity Store or Comcast Service Center.
- By appointment: If your new equipment is professionally installed, your technician takes your existing equipment.
Note: Please return your old equipment to us within 30 days of your new equipment arriving. There is a charge for unreturned equipment.
How quickly will I get my new equipment?
If you choose to have your equipment mailed to you, you should receive your new equipment in three to five business days. When confirm an email address with you, you'll receive a tracking number.
If you have any additional questions, contact us and mention "equipment update."
Updating Your TV Box FAQS
What happens if I don't replace my TV Box?
If you don't replace your TV Box, you start losing HD channels, or in some cases, all channels.
I have more than one TV Box - how do I know which one(s) must be replaced?
Tune to channel 1995 on each of your TVs and follow the instructions. It lets you know if a TV Box is compatible with the upcoming changes or needs to be replaced. (TV Adapters - devices that are approximately the size of a deck of cards - don't need to be replaced.)
If you're eligible for X1, we'll replace all of your TV Boxes for a "whole home" update.
What happens if I have a DVR?
If you have a non-X1 TV Box, saved recordings will not transfer over and recordings for future programs will need to be reset on your new TV Box. Learn more about setting show recordings.
If you have an X1 TV Box, the recordings that are physically stored on your TV Box and on the cloud will be transferred during your move; however, any recordings not available in the Cloud will be lost. These include:
- Recordings older than a year.
- Recordings deleted from the Cloud because they exceeded the current Cloud capacity of 60 hours (150 in some locations*) Cloud capacity.
- Recordings on adult programming and pay per view events.
- Recordings that failed in the Cloud
*X1 Cloud DVR storage hours are increasing from 60 to 150. We began launching this update at the end of April 2020 and expect it to be complete by June 2020.
Updating Your Modem FAQ
What happens if I don't replace my modem?
If you don't replace your modem, you won't get the latest security updates and not experience the fastest in-home WiFi. Plus, You might experience service interruptions or slow Internet speeds.