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Forgot Xfinity Router Admin Password – What Can I Do?

by stacy

This is the place to go if you have forgotten your Xfinity router administrator username password.

It is possible to forget administrator credentials for your router.

Because they are required to access the administrator panel where you can make all changes to router settings.

Please let us know if you have experienced this and what you can do to prevent it happening again.

To reset your router, use the Reset button

There are two types of people involved in Wi-Fi networks at home: those who do not take extra precautions and those who leave everything the way it is. The first group is more susceptible to hacker attacks but they will not have any issues if they forget their administrator password. They can simply look at the sticker on router’s backside, or search Google for ‘Xfinity default admin credentials’ to find the answer.

Username: admin
Password: password

Xfinity default administrator credentials

Here’s the solution if you belong to this user group. They can be left on default so that anyone can access the internet browser to control their router and home network.

It is therefore important to make changes as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure, we will explain how it works later in this article.

Users who have changed the default username and password of the router will have more difficulty fixing the problem.

If you are one of them, you will need to reset your router to factory settings and then log in using default administrator credentials. Once you log in, you will need to create a new wireless network.

It is easy to reset. You will need a paperclip or another sturdy object of similar size and shape. To make a straight section, fold the paperclip in half. Next, insert the piece in the RESET hole of the router. Press down until you hear or feel the click. Hold it for approximately 10 to 15 seconds before releasing. This video will show you how to properly do it if you don’t know how to.

How to Reset Xfinity Modm Router to Factory Default Settings

Voila! Voila! Unfortunately, everything was also restored to its original state. You’ll need to setup your wireless network, create a new administrator username, and password.

Let’s see how it works.

Log in using default credentials

The router can now be connected via Wi-Fi and cable. The factory values for the SSID (SSID), and Wi-Fi password were restored. These can be found on the sticker at the back. Open an internet browser and enter the default Wireless settings as well as the administrator credentials to connect to the router.

You will need an Ethernet cable and a laptop with an ethernet port if you decide to use the cable. First, connect one end of your ethernet cable to the router and then plug the other into the router’s ethernet port. Next, turn on your router and open an internet browser using the connected computer. To continue, you will need to enter your administrator credentials as well as the default IP address (

Logging into the admin panel or admin tool will prompt you to answer a few questions. This is a different name for the exact same thing. It allows you to modify the default administrator credentials. The password must contain at least eight (8) characters.

For example – P4ssw0rd

Don’t leave administrator credentials on default for your safety. Make sure you keep the password and username that you have created in a safe place.

Establish a Wi-Fi network

Ok. Now that you’re inside the admin panel, you’ll need to set up your Wi-Fi networks. You may have either one or multiple-band wireless routers depending on which router you choose.

Whatever the reason, take a look at the left side and click on connections. Then, click Wi Fi.

You will see your 2,4GHz wireless network and, if applicable, your 5GHz wireless network in the main area of the screen.

To change the name or SSID of your wireless network, click on the. EDIT The button is next to the current screen. You’ll see a new screen. Here you can change the SSID, password, and other settings. After you’re done, click SAVE ALL SETTINGS Log out from your router.

IMPORTANT: Don’t use the same password for the admin panel and wireless network!

Reconnect all Devices

Once you have created wireless networks, it’s time to connect all of your devices. You can take them one at a while, scan for Wi-Fi networks available, then choose the one you created, and connect using your wireless network password.

That’s all. Now you are done with the setup of the wireless networks and the restoration of administrator credentials. It’s all back to normal now, so give yourself an extra tap on the shoulder.


You won’t have the ability to modify any settings if you forget your xFi gateway administrator passcode. This can lead to problems. Don’t panic. You can return the xFi Gateway back to its factory settings. You will need a paperclip, or a simcard removal tool to accomplish this.

Find the RESET button on your xFi gateway. Once the click occurs, insert the tool into the hole. To restore factory settings, press the button for approximately 10-15 seconds. After that, you will be able to use your default username and password for accessing the admin panel.


I tried to reset, but my administrator username and password did not change. What should I do?

If the xFi gateway doesn’t return to factory settings after pressing reset, there could be two things going on.

1. The reset button wasn’t pressed long enough, so you only powered cycled the gateway. While power cycling can clear the cash, it will not restore factory settings.

2. The reset button has been damaged and you cannot perform a reset.

I did a reset. I am able to use my default administrator username/password, but I cannot connect to Wi-Fi. This is why it’s happening.

After you have restored factory settings, the old password will no longer be able to access the Wi-Fi networks. A new Wi-Fi network must be created and a new password. Be aware that administrator username and password, Wi Fi name (SSID), password and Wi-Fi password are different. Don’t set them up to be the same.

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