How you set up your in-home WiFi network matters. Your home Gateway (such as the Xfinity xFi Gateway) broadcasts two radio bands to ensure an optimal in-home WiFi experience— one band focused on speed, and one focused on coverage.
These bands work best when they’re operating on a simple, personalized network. Simplifying and customizing your network will make it more secure and provide your devices with better connectivity, and we can help you get there.
Understanding how xFi Gateways work
Xfinity xFi Gateways are all-in-one modem and router devices that connect your home to the Internet and provide WiFi to all of your connected devices. They have dual bands, and in the past, it was best practice to give each band its own WiFi name and password. But times have changed. Now, using the same WiFi name and password for both bands ensures the best connection. With one name and password, your devices can automatically switch between bands and connect to the one with the best connection so your devices work seamlessly throughout the home.
Changing your WiFi name and password
To get started using the same WiFi name and password across your entire home network, you can login to the Xfinity app or Website. Once you’re logged in, look for the Network menu. Once you’ve located it, select the Edit WiFi option. From there, you can update your WiFi name and password—it’s that simple.
Keep in mind, you may need to reconnect some of your devices when using these new settings. Once it’s all said and done, your devices can choose between the best in-home WiFi connection at all times.
You can also automatically simplify to one name and password by selecting the Simplify Your WiFi tile under the Just for You header in the Overview section of xFi.
Added benefits of using one WiFi name and password for your network include fewer connectivity issues, a more secure home WiFi experience, and less troubleshooting. If you’re ready to get the most out of nation’s fastest Internet, log in to xFi today and get started. This is Xfinity: simple, easy, awesome!