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Sat, Oct 10, 2020 1:00 PM

router security settings

The xfinity router changed to a weak security WPA/WPA2(TKIP).  How do I configure the router to use WPA2(AES) OR WPA3 security type?

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2 m ago

I have the same question, and can find no information about this anywhere.

EG

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2 m ago

See if this still works. YMMV;

To change the Comcast router security level to WPA2 you can follow these steps:

1. Connect to your WiFi network and go to http://10.0.0.1, and sign in.
Note: If you haven't changed it, the default username is admin and the default password is password.
2. Once logged in, you can go to Gateway > Connection > Wi-Fi.
3. To change your Security Mode, select Edit next to Security Mode, then select your WPA2 mode.
4. Once your desired option is selected, hit Save Settings and you should be all set.

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Where do I connect to my WiFi network? Do you mean through Xfinity or within my computer? (I have a Mac) Really looking for help.

My apps on my iPhone won’t stream because of the weak security on my WiFi and I pay for Discovery+ and the shows can’t stream due to this. 

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2 m ago

I followed the steps described by EG, but it would not let me edit the settings.  Instead it had a message at the top saying: 

"Wi-Fi Mode, Security Mode, Channel Selection, Channel Mode, and Channel Bandwidth are being managed automatically to help optimize your home Wi-Fi network and improve Wi-Fi coverage. To edit your Wi-Fi Network Name & Network password, please download the Xfinity xFi app or visit xfinity.com/myxfi."

I tried to change the settings through the xFi app, but couldn't find anyplace to do that.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!

UPDATE: I found a thread that had the solution for my situation:

https://forums.xfinity.com/conversations/your-home-network/weak-security-from-internet-to-phone/602db0a3c5375f08cd34c637

"I used the xfinity.com/myxFi > Connect > See Network > edit (pencil top right on iphone) 

under security mode - change from WPA/WP2 to WPA2 (only)"

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25 d ago

Where do I sign in? On my computer or to Xfinity? 

EG

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@aprilannabella 

Browse to http://10.0.0.1

 

The default username is admin and the default password is password

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