Connect WiFi Extender to Xfinity Gateway

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Xfinity Gateway [2024]

February 14, 2024 | Jones Tremblay

WiFi range extenders are greatest options to consider when it comes to making the most of the existing WiFi network. These range extenders work best if you connect them to your Xfinity gateway. This particular blog will focus on the instructions describing the same process. Yes, what we are going to discuss now is how to connect WiFi extender to Xfinity gateway. So, are you ready? If not, then, let us make you aware of some prerequisites of the process.

Prior Connecting WiFi Extender to Xfinity Gateway

If you wish to connect your wireless range extender to an Xfinity gateway, the most vital factor is that your extender should be flaunting the default factory settings. It means you should reset your extender if it was previously set to work with another gateway. Given below are a few simple steps that will prepare you for further connection process:

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Find the RESET button on your WiFi extender. It is generally inside a hole with the same label. Using an oil pin or a similar sharp object, press the RESET button very carefully. After holding the button for 7-15 seconds, release it to terminate the factory default reset process.

That’s how you can reset your WiFi range extender and make it ready to share a connection with a new gateway; here, it is Xfinity. In addition to resetting the extender, we suggest you arrange an Ethernet cable and take notes of the default values of the range extender. FYI, if you are a Netgear extender owner, the default username will be admin, the default password will be password and the default web address will be (Windows) or mywifiext.local (Mac). The IP address, will serve the same purpose as the web address.

Moving forward with our guide focusing on how to connect WiFi extender to Xfinity gateway, let us get to the core topic of the post. Before that, you are required to power down your entire home network, especially, your Xfinity Xfi gateway and WiFi extender. The devices connected to their networks are also supposed to be powered down.

How to Connect WiFi Extender to Xfinity Gateway?

The steps mentioned below will help you know the detailed process of connecting a WiFi extender to an Xfinity gateway. You are supposed to begin it with the creation of physical connection between two devices. Here’s how:

  • Using a LAN cable, join the LAN1 port of the Xfinity Xfi gateway to the WiFi extender.
  • You must use the Internet port of the range extender.
  • Done with the connection process? Well, now you should power up the Xfinity gateway.
  • The second device you should be powering up is the WiFi extender.
  • If the lights on your extender are stable, you should head over to the PC.
  • Connect your PC to the default network of the extender.

Note: The default network name (SSID) plus the WiFi password (Network Key) of the extender is mentioned on its label. You can also check the user manual of your product.

  • As soon as your computer connects to the extender’s network, open command prompt.
  • The command prompt will let you know about the IP address of the range extender.
  • For this, you should type the command ipconfigall and hit Enter.
  • The IP value mentioned adjacent to the default gateway option will be your extender’s IP.
  • Open a web browser now and type that IP address into the address bar.
  • Upon hitting Enter, you will be greeted by the extender’s administrative portal.
  • Type the default username and password into their designated fields and select Log In.
  • The next window will demand you to choose the network to be extended.
  • Since you are connecting WiFi extender to Xfinity gateway, you should choose the same and enter its WiFi password.
  • Save the network settings and create separate or unified network for 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands.
  • Upgrade the extender’s firmware and configure other settings.
  • Finally, you will see a window conveying a message that the connection has become successful.

Wasn’t the process of connecting a WiFi extender to an Xfinity gateway easy? Just in case the IP of the extender doesn’t work, you are suggested to find its value from the list of devices connected to the Xfinity gateway network. Also, do not forget to change the location of your Netgear WiFi extender or the one you just connected to the router as it is now configured. Ensure that it is in the gateway’s WiFi signal range.

The Verdict

The process of connecting a WiFi extender to Xfinity gateway is not a hard nut to crack. You just need to walk through a few instructions very precisely. Consider yourself lucky if your Xfinity gateway supports WPS. You can complete the connection process just by pressing the WPS button on both devices. Once the connection completes, you will be able to add wireless clients to the extended network and enjoy the enhanced internet speed.

Disclaimer: is an information provider for extender-related issues. All logos, brand names, images and trademarks used in the website are for referential purpose only. provides its services to customers who approach us. Note that use of the website content and services is at user's discretion.