Your Xfinity Wireless Gateway broadcasts an additional “xfinitywifi” network signal, creating an extension of the Xfinity WiFi network right in your home.
We designed this feature for you and this service is completely separate from your secure, private home WiFi network and allows guests to sign in and connect without sharing your secure network password. Your Home Hotspot is included with your service at no additional charge.
To learn how to enable or disable your Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot, please read the instructions below.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots are available at no extra charge if you rent an Xfinity Gateway, including the xFi Advanced Gateway (model numbers TG3482G, CGM4140COM), xFi Gateway (model numbers DPC3939, DPC3941T, TG1682G), and Xfinity Gateway 2 (model numbers Arris TG852G and TG862G, Technicolor TC8305C). Find your Gateway make and model by looking at the UPC seal located on the bottom or back of your device.
We encourage you to keep the Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot feature enabled, as it allows more people to enjoy the benefits of Xfinity WiFi.
Enable or Disable the Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot Feature in My Account
Sign in to your account using your Xfinity username and password.
ClickTurn OfforTurn Onto disable or enable your public hotspot. (Note:Your default hotspot status is enabled.)
Confirm your selection.
A confirmation message will appear.
**Note**:If you are presented with information about Xfinity WiFi but do not see the option toTurn OnorTurn Off, you have a device that is not eligible for the feature and is not broadcasting a public hotspot signal.
To learn more about the home hotspot feature, to find a hotspot near you, or to download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app, visitxfinity.com/wifi.
Hiding or Disabling Your In-Home WiFi Network in the Local Admin Tool
Begin by connecting to your WiFi network and accessing 10.0.0.1 from a web browser.
Navigate toGateway > Connection > Wi-Fi, where you will see your private WiFi network name(s) displayed.
If you would like to hide your WiFi network from broadcasting (this will prevent your WiFi name from being visible in a list of networks), uncheck theEnabledbox in theBroadcast Network Name (SSID)field at the bottom of the page. If you would like to disable the radio that transmits your WiFi network's signal (this will disable your WiFi), selectDisablein theWireless Networkfield. To complete either change, clickSave Settingsat the bottom of the page.
To complete either change, clickSAVE SETTINGSat the bottom of the page.
Hiding Your In-Home WiFi Network in Xfinity xFi
Visitwww.xfinity.com/myxFior open the Xfinity xFi app and sign in with your Xfinity username and password.
Navigate to theNetworksection, where you will see your WiFi name(s) displayed at the top of the page.
If you would like to hide your WiFi network from broadcasting, selectEditnext to yourWiFiname. A new dialog window will appear. UncheckBroadcast WiFi Nameand selectApply Changesat the bottom of the dialog window.
**Note**:You cannot disable your WiFi network in Xfinity xFi.
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