Wireless Gateway Quick Start Guide 112210.key

Wireless Gateway Quick Start Guide 112210.key
Quick Start Guide
Wireless Gateway
The XFINITY™ Wireless Gateway (Fig. 1) is an advanced
router, modem and WiFi Home Networking device. The
steps in this guide will help you:
‣ Connect to the Internet wirelessly
‣ Personalize your Wireless Gateway
‣ Set up and secure your wireless network
Fig. 1
Connecting to the Internet Wirelessly
If your computer is already connected to the Internet, go to Step 2.
A. Lift the Wireless Gateway (Fig. 2). Look for the
white label located on the underside of the
device (Fig. 3). Write down the Network Name
and Network Key. You will need this information
to complete your wireless connection.
Fig. 3
Network Name
Fig. 2
Network Key
B. On your computer, view the list of available wireless networks.
On Windows®
Operating Systems
(Fig. 4), click the
wireless connections
icon
from the task bar.
On Mac OS®
(Fig. 5), click
the wireless
connections
icon
from
the menu bar.
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
C. From the available wireless networks, select the Network Name you wrote down in Step 1A.
D. Enter the Network Key (case-sensitive) from Step 1A in the Network Security Key field (on Windows) or
Password field (on Macs).
E. Click OK or Connect. You should now be connected to the Internet.
F.Test your connection by opening a web browser and typing in a valid URL (www.xfinity.com).
Continue to the Home Network Wizard as described in Steps 2 and 3. In the Home Network Wizard, you’ll
personalize your Wireless Gateway, set up and secure your new WiFi network. Securing your WiFi network
will prevent unauthorized access and may give you faster data speeds.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Personalizing your Wireless Gateway
A. Log In
‣ Open a web browser. Type http://10.0.0.1 in the address
line. The Wireless Gateway Login page appears.
‣ Enter admin and password as shown in Fig. 6.
‣ Click Login. The Home Network Wizard-Step 1
page appears.
Fig. 6
Username cannot be changed
B. Wireless Gateway Name and Password
‣ Create a name for your Wireless Gateway.
‣ Enter password✴ as shown in Fig. 7.
‣ Create a new password of your choice; re-enter to confirm.
(Use this password to change settings in the future.)
‣ For future reference, write your Wireless Gateway password
here:
‣ Click Next Step. The Home Network Wizard-Step 2 page
appears.
Fig. 7
✴ Your password must be at least 8 characters.
It should contain both upper and lower case
letters and at least 1 number.
Setting Up and Securing Your WiFi Network
A. WiFi Network Name
‣ Change the name of the WiFi Network that appears in Fig. 8.
(The new name will appear in the list of available wireless networks.)
‣ For future reference, write your WiFi Network Name here:
Fig. 8
B. Encryption Method
The Encryption Method encrypts the data between your computer and your Wireless
Gateway. WPA-TKIP is the encryption method that is compatible with most computers.
‣ Select an encryption method.
WPA2-PSK (AES) provides better performance and security and should be selected, but
only if you are certain that your computer is compatible. Otherwise, select WPA-TKIP.
C. WiFi Network Password
‣ Create a Network Password✴. (This will be required by any computer to access your secure wireless network.)
‣ For future reference, write your WiFi Network Password here:
D. IMPORTANT Final Step in Setting Up Your Secure Network
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Click Finish. Since you changed the WiFi settings, your computer will not be connected to the Wireless Gateway.
View Available Wireless Networks and select the WiFi Network Name you created in step 3A.
Enter the WiFi Network Password (case-sensitive) you created in step 3C.
You should now be connected to the Internet.
Test your connection by opening a web browser and typing in a valid URL (www.xfinity.com).
To view or modify your Wireless Gateway settings in the future, go to http://10.0.0.1
Learn more about your Wireless Gateway at http://customer.comcast.com/userguides
For help with your XFINITY services and features, refer to the appropriate user guide or call 1-800-XFINITY.
D1QS 11/22/10
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