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 Help protect your computer with Norton Security Online. Xfinity is committed to keeping you and your family safe online. Available at no extra cost to Xfinity Internet customers, Norton Security Online helps protect your PC, Mac and mobile device from online threats.   Download Norton Security Online on your PC Downloading Norton's suite of software on your PC is a breeze. Just follow these steps: Have your   Xfinity username   and   password   ready. If you don't know your Xfinity username, you can find it using the   online Xfinity username recovery lookup tool. Forgot or lost your password? Reset it now with our   password reset tool. Uninstall any existing security software from your computer, including previous versions of Norton. Directly   download Norton Security Online. Enter your Xfinity username and password if prompted. Create or log in to your Norton account and then follow Norton's installation steps. Questions on installation?   View additional information on PC installation. Looking to install on a   Mac   or   mobile device? Install instructions for Mac and mobile are also available. Learn more about other Internet security products and services and take full advantage of security benefits on our   site.   Features If you're already a paying Norton subscriber and would like to switch to our complimentary subscription included with Xfinity Internet,   follow these steps. **Note**:   If you discontinue your Xfinity Internet subscription, your complimentary Norton Security Online license will also be discontinued. If you've never used the suite of Norton security software before, check out what it does: Helps secure multiple PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets with a single subscription. Helps safeguard your private and financial information. Manages protection for your devices with an easy-to-use web portal. Remembers, helps secure and automatically enters your usernames and passwords. Alerts you about risky Android apps before you download them. Is easy to install and use.   Norton Security Online System Requirements **Note**:   Norton Security Online can be downloaded and activated on up to five devices.   Check out the latest system requirements.   Operating Systems Supported Windows Mac Mobile device   I have a Windows computer Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 10 (All versions except Windows 10 S) Microsoft Windows 8.1 or later (32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or later Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or later (Note:   New features are no longer supported on Windows Vista operating systems) Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (Note:   New features are no longer supported on Windows XP operating systems.)   Hardware Processor For Windows 10/8/7/Vista: 1 GHz For Windows XP: 300 MHz RAM For Windows 10: 2 GB (minimum of 512 MB RAM required for Recovery Tool) For Windows 8/7: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) (minimum of 512 MB RAM required for Recovery Tool) For Windows Vista: 512 MB For Windows XP: 256 MB Hard disk space 300 MB of available hard disk space   Browser Support for Vulnerability Protection The following browsers are supported for Vulnerability Protection. Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher (32-bit and 64-bit) 1,2 Mozilla Firefox (32-bit and 64-bit) 2 Google Chrome (32-bit and 64-bit) 2   Browser Support for Phishing Protection, Safe Search and Password Management The following browsers are supported for Phishing Protection, Safe Search, and Password Management. Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher (32-bit and 64-bit) 1,2 Mozilla Firefox (32-bit and 64-bit) 2 Google Chrome (32-bit and 64-bit) 2 Microsoft Edge 3   Email Clients Norton Security supports email scanning on all POP3 compatible email clients. Support for Antispam The following email client is supported for Antispam: Microsoft Outlook 2003 and later 1  Some protection features are not available in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or later. 2  As made available by Symantec within your service period. 3  Norton Identity Safe support for Microsoft Edge browser is currently available in English only. I have a Mac Operating system updates contain critical security-related updates and it is a security best practice to always update to the latest version of the operating system. We encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X. Operating systems Norton Security for Mac OS X will only support the latest and two previous versions of the Mac OS X operating system. Hardware Mac computer with Intel Core 2 Duo, core i3, Core i5, core i7, or Xeon processor 2 GB of RAM 300 MB of available hard disk space Internet connection for LiveUpdate   Browsers Supported Safari 1,2 Mozilla Firefox 1,2 Google Chrome 1 1   As made available by Symantec within your service period. 2   Supports current and the most recent previous 32-bit major releases. I have a Mobile device To successfully install Norton Mobile Security, your device must meet the following minimum requirements: System requirements for Android Operating systems Android 4.0.3 or later Device requirements Android tablet or Phone with 15 MB storage space Browser Support for Web Protection ​Android standard Internet browser Google Chrome 18 for Android, or later Mozilla Firefox for Android 37.0.2 or later Opera 8.0 or later Samsung standard browser 1.0 or later Requires an active Internet connection for device registration and to use the web-based Anti-Theft features.   System requirements for iOS Operating systems iOS 8.0 or later   System requirements for Windows Norton Mobile Security is not compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile.   For more information about Norton Security Online, check the Norton website here: https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security/current/info?abproduct=Norton+Security&abversion...   If you have any questions/comments, please let us know by starting a new thread.
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Question   Need to turn off the 5gz Wifi network and only run the 2.4gz so I can install my security cameras (Zmodo), how do I do this?   Answer   You can restore the separation of your 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands. To do so, you will need to give the two bands separate names, and even separate passwords if you want. Once you have completed that in the xFi portal, you can then connect your computer to this 2.4 Ghz band to install your cameras.    Changing xFi Network Settings:   To access network settings from the xFi web portal, select Network from the top navigation. From the Xfinity xFi app, select Network. Select Edit next to your WiFi network to update your WiFi name and password or set a WiFi name and password for each radio band (i.e., 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). You can give each radio band the same name and password to make it easier to remember. Selecting Edit also allows you to change your security settings and choose whether you hide or broadcast your WiFi name.
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To better protect email and Xfinity credentials from being compromised, customers who use a third party email application (Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc.) through a POP connection are now required to use a secure mail server and can no longer utilize POP Port 110. While POP will still be supported, customers should ensure that their email application is set up through the secure Port 995. If your application is configured through Port 110, you’ll need to make a few updates to continue to using your Xfinity email. Please locate your email application below for instructions on changing your port settings.   Updating Third Party Email Application POP Port Settings Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 Open Outlook. Click the   File   menu (Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016) or   Tools   menu (Outlook 2007). Click the   Account Settings   button. Select your Xfinity email address and click   Change. Verify that the account type says   POP. If the account type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Click   More Settings   in the lower right. Click the   Advanced   tab. Change the   Incoming Server   to   995. Ensure that   SSL   is selected or checked as the encrypted connection. Click   OK   to save your settings. Mac (Apple) Mail Open Mac Mail. Click the   Mail   menu. Click   Preferences. Click   Accounts. Select your Xfinity email address. Verify that the account type says   POP. If the account type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Click the   Advanced   button to the right. Change the   Incoming Server   to   995. Ensure that   SSL   is selected or checked as the encrypted connection. Windows 10 Open Windows 10. Select the   cog   icon in the bottom left-hand corner, then select   Manage Accounts   from the right sidebar. Select your email account from the list. Select the   Change mailbox sync settings   option at the bottom of the page. Scroll down, then select   Advanced mailbox settings. Verify that the account type says   POP. If the account type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Change the   Incoming Server   to   995. Ensure that   SSL   is selected or checked as the encrypted connection. Select   Done   and   Save. Outlook Express Open Outlook Express. Click   Tools. Click   Accounts. Select your Xfinity email address, then click   Properties. Click   Servers. Verify that the account type says   POP3. If the account type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Click the   Advanced   tab. Change the   Incoming Server   to   995. Ensure that   SSL   is selected or checked as the encrypted connection. Click   OK   to save your settings. Windows Live Mail Open Windows Live Mail. Right-click on the account at left, then click   Properties. In the   Properties   window, click on the   Servers   tab to verify that the incoming mail server type is set to   POP. If the account type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Click the   Advanced   tab. Change the   Incoming Server   to   995. Ensure that   SSL   is selected or checked as the encrypted connection. Click   OK   to save your settings. Thunderbird Open Thunderbird. Click   Tools. Click   View settings for this account. Click   Server Settings. Verify that the server type says   POP. If the server type says   IMAP, no changes are needed. Change the port to   995. Ensure   SSL/TLS   is selected under   Connection Security. Click   OK. Other Port settings can generally be found in your email application's   Account Settings,   Properties   or   Preferences   section. If your email application is not listed above, please consult your email application developer for instructions on changing your POP account settings. Frequently Asked Questions Why is access to email through Port 110 being blocked? We are blocking this port because it is not encrypted and may leave your email account information vulnerable to being compromised. No accounts have been compromised; however, this change will help to provide you and your personal information with the best level of protection possible. Can I still access my email through POP? Yes. Port 995 with SSL is secure and is the recommended port for POP. You can update your Incoming Mail Server Port to 995 with SSL to continue to receive mail without any change to your experience. Will changing the email settings affect how I receive emails or manage my mailbox? We recommend that you switch from POP Port 110 to Port 995, which will not affect how you receive emails or manage your mailbox. If you wish to change from POP to IMAP, please move any emails or folders that you wish to save into your new IMAP account   before   deleting the POP account to prevent any impact to your experience. Please see   Switching from POP to IMAP   for additional details. What will happen if I do not update my port settings? After access to the port is blocked, you will receive an error message in your third party email application when attempting to access your Xfinity email. You will continue to be able to access your email through Xfinity Connect webmail, the Xfinity Connect app or any email application without any impact. When do I need to make these updates? Please update your settings prior to November 2018 to ensure that you can continue using email with your third party email application after Port 110 is blocked. If you update your settings after port access has been blocked, any email received while blocked will appear in your inbox once you have updated your port settings.
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How to find a compatible modem with your Xfinity Internet service
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      Xfinity Forums Troubleshooting page:   https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Xfinity-Internet-Connection-Troubleshooting-Tips/td-... Reddit: r/Comcast_Xfinity   https://www.reddit.com/r/Comcast_Xfinity/wiki/knowledgebase/troubleshooting/internet-checklist https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/ Cat 6 cables:   https://amzn.to/2MISue0 https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/get-my-account-app Video:   How to install coax connectors. Video:   How to check power levels and event logs.
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 Xfinity Internet customers can receive a special discount on LifeLock memberships. Xfinity Internet customers can sign up for a membership to LifeLock at a special discounted price through   internetsecurity.xfinity.com   Frequently Asked Questions:   What is identity theft? Identity theft can impact more than just your credit cards. Identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen in order to take over or open new accounts, file fake tax returns, rent or buy properties or do other criminal activities in your name – for their gain and your loss.   What is LifeLock? LifeLock is a leading provider of comprehensive identity theft protection.   What is identity theft? Identity theft can impact more than just your credit cards. Identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen in order to take over or open new accounts, file fake tax returns, rent or buy properties or do other criminal activities in your name – for their gain and your loss.   What is LifeLock? LifeLock is a leading provider of comprehensive identity theft protection.   How does LifeLock work? LifeLock helps protect your identity with three layers of protection: •   Detect & Alert   – LifeLock helps detect a wide range of threats and will alert you by phone2, email and text if they find potentially suspicious activity.1 •   Restore   – If you become a victim of identity theft while you’re a LifeLock member, LifeLock’s dedicated Identity Restoration Specialist will work with you from start to finish to help fix the issue. •   Reimburse   – If you’re a victim of identity theft, LifeLock helps protect you with their Million Dollar Protection™ Package3, including reimbursement for stolen funds—based on the limits of your plan.   What is the advantage of signing up for LifeLock through Xfinity? Xfinity Internet customers can receive a special discount on a LifeLock membership. Visit internetsecurity.xfinity.com to learn more about LifeLock and take advantage of the special discount.   Why should I choose LifeLock? Obviously, no one can prevent identity theft or monitor all transactions at every business, but LifeLock has been providing identity protection services since 2005. They use unique data and patented technology to provide identity threat detection, identity alerts1 and restoration services.   Doesn’t my bank already protect my accounts? Keep in mind that identity theft can be more than your existing accounts. Identity theft is when your personal information is stolen and used to commit crimes, file fake tax returns, get medical procedures, open new accounts, buy or rent properties and more in your name. If you are a victim of identity theft while a LifeLock member, you’ll have an Identity Restoration Specialist on your side.     LifeLock Disclaimers: No one can prevent all identity theft. 1. LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses. 2. Phone alerts made during normal local business hours. 3. Reimbursement and Expense Compensation, each with limits of up to $25,000 for Standard, up to $100,000 for Advantage and up to $1 million for Ultimate Plus. And up to $1 million for coverage for lawyers and experts if needed, for all plans. Benefits provided by Master Policy issued by United Specialty Insurance Company (State National Insurance Company, Inc. for NY State members). Policy terms, conditions and exclusions at:   LifeLock.com/legal. 
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This article provides information on how to complete your XFINITY Wireless Gateway Self Install and Activation
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This article provides you with some tips for troubleshooting your XFINITY Internet connection
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 This article provides details on the personalization and control features available with XFINITY xFi. For more information on the xFi web portal and app for mobile devices, see our   xFi portal and app overview article. For xFi troubleshooting tips, see   troubleshooting WiFi connectivity.   Devices     In the  Devices  section, you can view all devices that are currently or were previously connected to your home network, as well as devices that have WiFi access currently paused.   Identifying Devices When a device first connects to your home network, the default name of the device, which is either the manufacturer-set name (i.e., hostname or MAC address) or the one you gave your device when you first set it up, will be displayed. Devices connected to the public Xfinity WiFi hotspot,  xfinitywifi , will not appear in your  Devices   list; hotspots are separate from your personal home network. If you do not recognize a device: Go to the   Devices   section. Select the device from the list, then select   Device Details   to see the manufacturer. If the device is connected to your home network, there should be a green dot indicating that it's online, which may also help with identifying what device it is. Access the hostname or MAC address in your device's settings. If the default name displayed is a long string of numbers and letters, it's likely the MAC address. For more information on recognizing devices or accessing the hostname or MAC address from your device settings, see our  xFi Frequently Asked Questions .     Personalizing and Organizing Devices You can personalize a device name for easier reference. Select the device to give it a nickname and choose an icon, then assign the device to a profile. If you have devices connected to your home network that still need to be personalized, you'll see that indicated at the top of the  Devices  section. Simply select  Personalize  to give the device a nickname and assign it to a profile.       Device Indicators   A   green dot   indicates the device is currently connected to your home network.   A   pause symbol   indicates the device is currently paused and cannot access your home network.   A   crescent moon symbol   indicates the device is currently in Bedtime Mode and cannot access your home network.   A   grayed-out device   icon means the device is not currently connected to your home network.     Removing Devices You can remove a device that is not connected from the  Devices  section by selecting the name of the device either from the  Devices   section or from the profile where the device is assigned, then select  Device Details > Forget Device . This will remove the device from the  Devices  section and unassign it from the profile it was associated with, if applicable. It will also permanently delete all historical network activity of this device. If the device reconnects to your home network, it will appear as a new device.     Pausing Devices Pausing a device blocks it from accessing the Internet when connected to your home network. In-progress activity might not stop immediately. Access to local network devices (like printers) and connections that use cellular data or other WiFi networks won't be paused. To pause an individual device, simply select the unpaused device and then select  Pause Device . You can either pause the device for a specific amount of time (for example, 30 minutes, one hour or two hours) or indefinitely until you choose to unpause the device. The  Pause   function only pauses WiFi access on your home network and does not impact access to using cellular data, a public Xfinity WiFi hotspot or other available WiFi networks. When attempting to access the Internet on a paused device, the user will see the device's default message that the site cannot be reached or that it is not connected to the Internet. To unpause a device (if the device is individually paused), select the paused device under  Paused   in the  Devices   section, then select  Unpause Device . If the device is assigned to a profile that is paused, select that profile, then select  Unpause All Devices . If the device is paused by Bedtime Mode, select the profile where the device is assigned, then select  Wake Up . This will unpause   all   devices assigned to the profile until the next scheduled bedtime.   **Note**:  If you've previously set up a device block from your Gateway's Admin Tool (http://10.0.0.1), you should see the device listed with a pause icon in xFi indicating WiFi access over your home network is already paused. Once you Pause/Unpause a device or access Bedtime Mode or Port Forwarding through xFi, you will no longer be able to access similar features (block, scheduled block or port forwarding) through the Gateway's Admin Tool (http://10.0.0.1).   People       In the  People  section, you can organize all of your connected devices by the people who use them. Once you've created profiles, you'll be able to access additional features to manage your home network, including the ability to set Parental Controls.   Creating Profiles You can manage devices connected to your home network more efficiently by assigning them to a profile. Create a profile for an individual (e.g., John, Mom) or group (e.g., Kids), then assign their devices to that profile. You can create profiles from the  People  section by selecting  Create Profile , or during the process of naming a device in the  Devices section. After you create a profile, it will appear in the  People  section. For all the devices assigned to that profile, you can view how active they are on your home network, see which devices are online, instantly pause WiFi access, set a bedtime, and enable Parental Controls. For your convenience, in addition to the custom profiles you can create, we've created two profiles to help you get started: Household profile:   This profile is intended for smart home devices used by all family members (e.g., Smart TV, thermostat, security system and door locks). Guest profile:   This profile is intended for visitors' devices that you'd like to keep track of. These profiles will only appear in the   People   section if a device is assigned to them and cannot be deleted.   Pause All Devices You can block a profile or group of devices from accessing the Internet when connected to your home network by selecting  Pause All . You can either pause the devices for a specific amount of time (for example, 30 minutes, one hour or two hours) or indefinitely until you choose to unpause the devices. Once a profile is paused, any new device assigned to that profile will be paused. Please note that any in-progress activity might not stop immediately.  Learn more about pausing a device .     Active Time Alerts An Active Time Alert provides awareness of how long a profile is active on your home network, to help your family promote healthy Internet usage habits. When enabled, the  Xfinity primary user  will be notified when a profile’s devices have been active on the home network for the amount of time you specify. When the active time limit is close to being reached, you will receive a text message, email and/or push notification, depending on your xFi notification preferences. You can then decide if you want to take action and pause the profile’s WiFi access using your home network. The profile will not be automatically paused once the time limit is reached. To set up an Active Time Alert, visit the profile you'd like to set an alert for, select  Edit   next to  Active Time Alert , then choose  Weekdays   or  Weekends   and adjust the bar to set the active time limit. This will be the daily limit for the profile, starting at 12am each day. Be sure you have Network Activity notifications turned on to receive these alerts.  Learn about notification preferences . Activities such as streaming music or videos, surfing, shopping, gaming and downloading books, pictures and videos, count towards "active time." Applications that you may not be actively using, but are running in the background (for example, an app downloading an update) may count towards active time. Access using cellular data, a public Xfinity WiFi hotspot, or other available WiFi networks will not count toward active time. For more information on what counts towards active time see our  xFi Frequently Asked Questions .     Bedtime Mode Bedtime Mode allows you to automatically pause WiFi access over your home network during scheduled times for all devices assigned to a profile. For example, you can pause kids' WiFi access during dinnertime or bedtime. Different schedules can be set for school nights (Sunday - Thursday) and weekends (Friday - Saturday). To set Bedtime Mode, select a profile, then select  Edit  next to  Bedtime Mode . Select the desired nights for Bedtime Mode and the  sleep  and  wake  times for all devices that are assigned to that profile. All devices assigned to that profile will then be paused during the sleep times selected. If you have a single device you'd like to set Bedtime Mode for, first assign it to a profile. Once assigned, select that Profile, and then  Edit   next to  Bedtime Mode . If any device assigned to that profile attempts to access a website, app or service outside a web browser (e.g., mobile email app) during a scheduled Bedtime Mode, the user will see the device’s default message that the website cannot be reached or that it is not connected to the Internet. Note:  If you've previously set up a scheduled block for a device(s) from your Gateway's Admin Tool ( http://10.0.0.1 ), you should be alerted when you attempt to set up Bedtime Mode that your prior settings will be cleared. Once you access Bedtime Mode, Pause/Unpause a device or access Port Forwarding through xFi, you will no longer be able to access similar features (scheduled block, block or port forwarding) through the Gateway's Admin Tool ( http://10.0.0.1 ).     Parental Controls Parental Controls help reduce the risk of children accessing content that is generally deemed inappropriate. To set Parental Controls, you'll need to first create a Profile and assign your child's devices to it. Once created, select that profile, then select  Edit  next to  Parental Controls . Next, select  On  to only allow access to content deemed appropriate for all ages. If you have a single device you'd like to set controls for, first assign it to a profile. Once assigned, select that Profile, then select  Edit   next to  Parental Controls  and choose  On . Content should be blocked fairly quickly once parental controls are enabled; however, content that was already accessed on a device may be cached and, therefore, may still be accessible on that device for up to 24 hours. Parental Controls only restrict access for devices connected to your personal home network. The following third-party settings are applied to profiles that have xFi Parental Controls enabled: Google SafeSearch:   On Bing SafeSearch:   Strict YouTube Restricted Mode:   On When Parental Controls are turned on, these services' protective settings help limit exposure to potentially explicit content for the associated websites as well as the Google and YouTube apps. If a device assigned to that profile attempts to access a website or app known to host inappropriate content for that level, a block page will be displayed. In the case of secure websites or mobile applications, the block page may not be displayed, but access is still prevented.   Home Network Activity In addition to viewing aggregate network activity for all profiles and devices on your home network in the   Overview   section, you can view activity for individual devices and profiles. Simply select a device or profile to view network activity over the past 24 hours and the past 30 days.
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Once you have WiFi in your home, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your connection. Older equipment and poor network configuration can slow down the speed of your WiFi connection in your home, which could lead to slower downloads, lagging online games and streaming video, and overall slower Internet performance. What else can impact the speed or performance of your network? Number of WiFi devices on your home network Interference from neighboring WiFi networks Limitations of individual WiFi devices Distance between the wireless gateway and your WiFi-enabled device (i.e. mobile phone, tablets, laptop, etc.) Physical factors (i.e. home construction, apartment vs. single home) Here are a few ways to improve your WiFi network. Wireless Gateway Placement Place your Gateway, modem or router in the most central location of your home, preferably on the main floor instead of the attic or basement. Make sure it is at least a couple of feet off of the floor and confirm that the coax cable connection is finger tight. Avoid putting your Gateway or router in cramped spaces or next to anything that can block the WiFi signal. The best position is in an open space away from thick surfaces (e.g., concrete walls) and other household electronics that may cause interference with the WiFi signal, such as baby monitors, cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and Bluetooth-connected devices. **Note**:  Consider adding Xfinity xFi Pods to help extend your home WiFi coverage throughout your home. To learn more and purchase, go to  xfinity.com/xfipods .   Minimize Interference For the best WiFi reception and the least interference from nearby wireless networks, place your wireless gateway in an open area, away from: Walls Furniture Metal surfaces (including computer cases) Halogen/fluorescent lighting Microwaves and refrigerators TVs and computer monitors Cordless phones (excluding DECT or 900MHz models) Baby monitors Large amounts of water (like aquariums and water heaters) Keep in mind that the WiFi-capable devices you connect to your in-home network play as important a role as the wireless gateway when it comes to range and speed issues. Additionally, locations that tend to have high WiFi usage, such as crowded neighborhoods and apartments, may affect your speeds, especially during peak hours.   Regularly Reboot Your Equipment Rebooting (or restarting) your Gateway, modem or router is good for the device's health and for your home WiFi performance. Doing this allows the device to update its software, if necessary, which can help optimize your connection and speed. Learn how to restart your WiFi equipment.   Confirm Your WiFi Network Sometimes you may be connected to your Gateway's public WiFi hotspot network ( xfinitywifi ) or secure hotspot network ( XFINITY ), which can limit your WiFi speed. Go to the WiFi settings of your device to make sure you're connected to your personal in-home WiFi network.   Connect High-Bandwidth Devices via Ethernet Whenever possible, plugging stationary devices directly into your Gateway or router using an Ethernet cable may provide optimal connectivity. For example, it's ideal for desktop computers, gaming consoles and video streaming devices to be connected with an Ethernet cable instead of connecting wirelessly, since activities on those devices use a lot of bandwidth (e.g., graphic-rich online gaming, movies or TV shows).   Check Bridge Mode and Antennae for Third-Party Routers If you use your own router along with your Gateway, make sure the Gateway is in bridge mode. Learn more about  bridge mode . You'll also want to position the antennae of your router so that one is pointing vertically (12 o'clock), and the other one is pointing horizontally (either 3 or 9 o'clock) to broadcast the strongest signal.   Consider a Different Speed Option If many devices access your home WiFi network at the same time, you may want to consider a higher speed tier to improve your network's performance. We offer several speed options to serve your needs. Visit My Account to see which level of Internet service you have and the upgrade options that are available.   Other Considerations If you use a separate router along with the wireless gateway, make sure the wireless gateway is in bridge mode. (See   Enable or Disable Bridge Mode on a Wireless Gateway.) To find out more about wireless networking, please see   What is WiFi?   to find out what WiFi is and how it works. For information on home networking and how to set up a home network, see   What is Home Networking?   Upgrading Your Modem Comcast provides several levels of Internet service offering different speeds, such as Performance, Blast! and Extreme 105 or Extreme 150. Your level of service is listed on your billing statement. Because some older modems and gateways can’t adequately support higher levels of Internet service, you may still be accessing the Internet at slower speeds, even if you’ve upgraded your plan. If you lease a modem/gateway from Comcast, you’ll want to upgrade your modem/gateway to make sure you’re getting the fastest network speeds possible. You can find a list of Comcast-approved modems and their specifications at the   DOCSIS Device Information Center. To find out more about upgrading your equipment, see   Upgrade Your Wireless Network Equipment.   For more information, see https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/internet/improve-your-wireless-home-network/   Other Factors That May Impact WiFi Connectivity: Technical limitations of personal devices (e.g., an older phone that can't handle faster speeds, out of date operating systems, etc.) The distance between personal devices and your Gateway/modem/router Older devices which could be consuming bandwidth and slowing down your network
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How to connect to an Xfinity WiFi Hotspot
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How to turn Bridge Mode on and off on Xfinity modem
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  This article outlines how to activate your Xfinity Internet/Xfinity Voice service if you rent an Xfinity xFi Gateway (Arris 1682G, Cisco 3941T, Arris 3482G, Technicolor CGM4140COM or Cisco DPC3939). To determine the type of Gateway you have, check the make and model information located on the bottom of your device. You can also log in to  My Account  and select  Devices  to view the make and model of your Gateway.   If you do not have an xFi-compatible Gateway, please see the activation instructions for other Wireless Gateway devices.     Activation Instructions Before you start: Download the Xfinity xFi app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Launch the Xfinity xFi app and sign in using your Xfinity username and password. (You must be the primary or an unrestricted secondary user to access.) Select   I'm setting up my Wireless Gateway. After activation you can continue to use the Xfinity xFi app to manage your home network. Select   Get Started   to begin the process of setting up your Gateway. The entire process should not take longer than 20 minutes.   Select   Use Camera   to scan the QR code on the side or back of the device. The QR code should contain all of the information needed to begin activation. You may also be prompted to grant the Xfinity xFi app permission to access your smartphone's camera.   Note:   If your device does not have a QR code to scan, you will need to enter the 12-digit CM MAC number found on the side or back of the Gateway. Select   Enter Code Manually   and follow the on-screen prompts. You may also be prompted to enter the CM MAC number even if your device has a QR code if we need additional information. Your smartphone's camera will open within the Xfinity xFi app. Find the QR code and focus the camera on it. Once the QR code has been successfully scanned, you will see a green check mark. Note:   Keep your smartphone as steady as possible. If the camera has trouble focusing on the QR code, try slowly moving your smartphone away from and towards the QR code. The app will then take you through the necessary steps to set up your Gateway (modem/router) and activate your Xfinity Internet/Xfinity Voice service. For the best WiFi coverage, set up the device in the most centrally located place in your home where there is also a cable outlet. Also, avoid placing the device in your basement or attic as this can interfere with your WiFi signal. Keep it out of cabinets or closets, and make sure it is off of the floor. Select   Next   to proceed through these tips. Once you've found the best spot for your Gateway, follow the instructions to connect the coaxial cable and power cord. The lights on the front of your Gateway will flash and blink as the device prepares for activation. Select   Ready to Go!   to continue.   Now that your Gateway is connected, it's time to personalize your home WiFi network name and password. Enter a WiFi name and password that is easy to remember and secure. Select   Next. Confirm the WiFi name and password you entered are correct. If you need to make changes, simply select the back arrow in the top left-hand corner of the screen. If you are also activating Xfinity Voice, you will see your phone number on this screen. Select   Confirm and Finish Up. Note:   For customers swapping an existing xFi Gateway with a new one, you may be presented with the WiFi name and password associated with your previous device. You can choose to keep them the same, or create a new WiFi name and password. If you change the name/password, you'll need to reconnect all your devices using the new information. Your home network setup will now begin. This can take up to 10 minutes to complete. You will also be prompted to enable push notifications to be alerted when activation is complete. Once your Gateway is activated and your WiFi is ready to go, you'll be presented with instructions on how to connect to your new WiFi network. Two shortcuts are provided to make this process even easier. Simply copy your WiFi password to your clipboard by selecting   Copy   and then   Go to Settings. From there, go to the WiFi settings on your device, wait for your new WiFi name to show in the list of available networks, join the network and then paste your password to connect. Remember, you'll need to connect all of your WiFi-enabled devices using the WiFi name and password you created. Select   Continue to XFINITY xFi   to access home network personalization and control features, for example the ability to see who's most active on your network, troubleshoot any connection issues, and block inappropriate content and network threats. To learn more about xFi features, see the   overview for Xfinity xFi Web Portal and Mobile App.
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 I have no Internet access and  the US and DS buttons on the modem are blinking. How do I solve this?
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This article explains how to clear your Internet browser history on Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and EDGE
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    1) Directly connect to your modem via ethernet.  Restart your modem everytime you plug in a new device. It's a good time to replace your Ethernet cables; Cat6 preferred. If your speeds are good, concentrate on router/networking issues. If the speeds are still poor, concentrate on modem/signal issues. Do not test speeds over WiFi. 2) Test your speeds on Xfinity's network. Use   http://speedtest.xfinity.com/   as your primary speed test. This means you'll be testing on Xfinity's network exclusively. This eliminates routing or internet congestion as potential problem sources. 3) Verify that your modem is approved for gigabit speeds See   Approved Xfinity modems and gateways. Or   My Device Info. 4) Verify that your modem is provisioned for gigabit speeds.  To find your speed tier v isit My Device Info . After you log into your account, your speed tier will be displayed on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can   view the speed tier to which you are subscribed here . Sign in and scroll down to the data usage graph area. If your modem displays a bootfile it should look something like this: d11_m_xxx_gigabit_c01.cm 5) Verify that you have 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) network adapters.  No USB adapters. Verify that the adapter is set for Gigabit speeds, full duplex. 6) Verify that you meet the minimum system requirements.   Xfinity Internet Minimum System Requirements   -   For Speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second Operating System Windows 10 (64 bit) or newer or Mac   OSX   10.8 or newer. Visit the   Microsoft Windows lifecycle fact sheet or   Mac OS X Support overview   for their latest operating system information. Browser Google Chrome 56.0.2924, Microsoft Edge (64-bit), Mozilla Firefox 52 (64-bit) or Safari 8 or newer. For more information about different browsers or to download a new one, visit   whatbrowser.org. Ethernet Cable Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable. Note:   Due to Ethernet overhead, actual download speeds are limited to 940 Mbps over a hardwired connection. Ethernet 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet interface or adapter for wired connection CPU/Processor Intel Dual Core i5 or better or AMD Ryzen 5 or better Memory 8 GB of RAM minimum Hard Drive / Space 64 GB or larger SSD recommended to achieve maximum download speeds   7) Make sure your signal levels meet specifications. See   the troubleshooting guide. And/or watch a how-to video. The video is also available at the bottom of this post.  8) Turn off security software briefly and test speeds. Antivirus and malware software can significantly impact speeds if they are too restrictive. Do not run multiple antivirus programs. Your operating system may also have overly restrictive security settings. 9) Boot into safe mode with networking and test speeds. If your speeds are good, concentrate on software issues. If your speeds are poor, concentrate on hardware issues. For   Windows 10:  Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power   > Restart. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart. After your PC restarts, you'll see a list of options. Select  5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking. To load your   Mac   in Safe Mode (aka Safe Boot), press and hold the   Shift   key while it boots. You can stop holding the   Shift   key when you see an Apple logo and progress bar. To leave Safe Mode, just reboot your Mac. 10) Ask for help on the forums. The community will often be able to offer you sage advice. An employee can check your modem/node health and review current and historical reports related to your modem.  11) Request a tech visit. If all else fails, schedule a tech visit. Techs have specialized testing equipment such as the XMT, an ODROID-based device designed specifically to test speeds.  They can determine definitively if it's an Xfinity issue or a wiring/home networking issue.  
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 I am sure that people will run into this.  On the canon image CLASS MF8300C also known as mf8380cdw, it took me some time to figure out how to get scan to email working.  Summary is to change the SMTP port to 587 and use your smtp auth set to your Comcast login.  The default port 25 won't work and port 465 won't work.   Here is how:   configure the management name/pin. login as management to the the web UI browser, http://printer-ip/ change the SMTP TX port to 587, find it at System Settings -> Network Settings -> TCP/IP Settings -> Port Number Settings Enter the info in E-Mails Settings System Settings -> Network Settings -> E-Mail Setting SMTP Server Addess: smtp.comcast.net E-Mail Address: your@address Check Use SMTP Auth Enter your username: your@comcast.net Check Set/Change Password Password: Your password.      5. Instruction says to power cycle for the new settings, do it.   Good Luck!
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This article helps explains how to tell when a "Comcast" email is real or fraud
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Congressional Review Act (CRA) Bill- Comcast Consumer Privacy
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