Configure Xfinity Router Firewall Settings

Setting up the firewall on your Xfinity router makes your device highly secure from unwanted threats. It blocks spam sites from installing unwanted programs on your device and protects your system data. If you are looking up for the quick steps to configure Xfinity router firewall settings, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Xfinity Router Firewall Settings

  • First, connect your Xfinity router to a computer using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Next, connect the Xfinity router to an electrical outlet with the help of a power cord.
  • Ensure that you have firmly plugged the Ethernet cable into the router's LAN port and the computer's network port.
  • Power up your computer and check whether it detects the network.
  • Open the default browser and enter the router's IP address in the URL field.
  • Press the Enter key to open the Xfinity router's login portal.
  • You can identify the router's IP address on the label attached to the backside of the router. 
  • If you have connected a computer that is running on Windows OS, identify the IP address with the help of the Command Prompt app.
  • Click the Start menu and type 'cmd' in the search panel to configure Xfinity router firewall settings.
  • Hit the Enter key and give a right-click on the Command Prompt app.
  • From the pop-up menu, select the Run as administrator option.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type 'ipconfig' and press the Enter key.
  • Navigate to the Default Gateway field and note down the router's IP address.
  • If you have connected a Mac computer to the Xfinity router, click the Apple menu at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu and click on Network.
  • In the Network window, click the Advanced button at the bottom-right corner of the window and note down the router's IP address.
  • After opening the router's login portal in the browser window, enter 'admin' in the Username field and type 'password' in the Password field.
  • If you have already changed the router's default password, enter the new login credentials and click the Submit button to access the router's settings page.
  • Click the Gateway tab and select the Firewall option in the Gateway section.
  • Select either IPv4 or IPv6 and choose the security level among the Maximum Security (High), Typical Security (Medium), Minimum Security (Low), or Custom Security based on your wish.
  • After selecting your desired firewall settings, click the Save Settings button.
  • Now, you successfully configured Xfinity router firewall settings.

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