Turn Bridge Mode On and Off on Your Wireless Gateway
Typically, two pieces of equipment are required to connect to the Internet and the WiFi network in your home:
Amodemconnects your home to an Internet Service Provider's (e.g. Comcast's) network.
Arouterconnects your wired and wireless devices to your modem.
The Wireless Gateway from XFINITY puts the technology of a modem and router into one piece of equipment, creating the fastest, most reliable in-home WiFi.
We understand, however, that there may be times when you may want to use your own router.
To do this on our network, you will have to enable the Bridge Mode feature on the Wireless Gateway, which turns off its routing capabilities while leaving the modem capabilities on. Then, you may connect and use your own router.When Bridge Mode is enabled, you will not be able to use Xfinity xFi and xFi Pods (Learn the advantages of xFi).
Using a device connected to your home network, open a web browser and go to theAdmin Toolathttp://10.0.0.1. If you are disabling bridge mode, this device must be connected to your Gateway with an Ethernet cable.
Enter the default username and password:
Note: If you previously changed yourAdmin Toolpassword, use the new password to log in.
From the left-hand column, selectGateway > At a Glance.
Next toBridge Mode, clickEnable.
A message appears stating "WARNING: Enabling Bridge Mode will disable Router functionality of Gateway and turn off the private Wi-Fi network. Are you sure you want to continue?" ClickOKto confirm.
Note: Your Wireless Gateway may reboot/restart.
You can now use your own router in place of the Wireless Gateway's router capabilities. ClickLogoutat the top right. Connect your personal router to any of the Ethernetportson the Xfinity Wireless Gateway.
If you would like to use your Gateway's router capabilities in the future, log into theAdmin Tooland navigate toGateway > At a Glance. Set theBridge Modefield toDisable.