If your Internet runs slowly or you’re experiencing other connectivity issues with your Comcast router or modem. In that case, it’s a good idea to either reset your gateway to factory defaults or restart it. The correct method for resetting your Xfinity router or modem can vary slightly by model. For Xfinity modem/router combos, resetting the router to its factory settings will also reset the modem. Resetting your modem will clear all prior router configurations, like WiFi network name, password, login information, etc. Thus, returning the router to its factory defaults is far distinct from restarting your Xfinity router, as it does not clear any settings and brings your network down and back up. Here is how do you reset a Xfinity Router in detail.
Steps to Reset Xfinity Router
To restart the Xfinity router without removing any of its settings, just unplug it from power and wait for 30 seconds, and plug it back in. Here are the quick methods to reset the Xfinity modem.
- Using Their Website
You can perform this method by yourself via their website. To go back to its default settings, you can follow these instructions.
- Launch a tab in any of your browser and search type 10.0.0.1 in the address bar.
- Now, you will be driven to a Xfinity site. To correctly reboot your modem, log in by Xfinity modem default login, i.e., “admin” as your username and “password” for the password.
- Then, on the left side panel, click “Troubleshooting,” a drop-down menu will appear, and choose “Reset/Restore Gateway.
- After selecting the option, find the button that says “Restore Factory Settings.” All of your previous settings will be lost and go back to their default setup by clicking this.
- Now, you are successfully done with the Xfinity modem reset. This will improve your internet connection.
2. Using the Pinhole Method
For this, take a paperclip or any object similar to it. Here are the steps:
- Find the reset pinhole at the back of your router. The button is usually tiny, but it should have a different color than other buttons, so it’s easier to identify.
- By pin, gently press and hold this button for at least 30 seconds. Hold it until the lights in front of the modem are turned off.
- After 30 seconds, you’ll see that the lights in front of the modem will turn off. Release the button, and the router will start to reboot.
- Wait for it to turn back on. After several minutes, the lights will appear again, but you’ll need to configure your settings again.
- If you see the orange light is blinking, don’t power off the router. It means the firmware is upgrading. Wait till the firmware upgrade completes. Another reason for the Xfinity orange blinking light can be a damaged or malfunctioning splitter.
- Since it will go back to its default settings, you can change your password again to be more secure.
Doing a Xfinity modem reset is one of the ways to solve internet connection problems like the Xfinity slow upload problem. You can seek technical support directly from Comcast, or you can do it yourself.