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There are times when you’re facing an internet issue on your network. However, since you’re a private user, someone accessing your network to fix that would need access somehow. This is done via port forwarding, and you’d need to understand how Xfinity port forwarding works so that you’re aware of your network’s workability.

Thankfully, we’re sharing some insights into Xfinity Internet settings that relate to Xfinity port forwarding. So, without further ado, let’s get started on how port forwarding works:

What is Xfinity Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding or port mapping is a technique that is used to access private networks. Networks are usually kept close to keep them safe from potential attacks.

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However, there are times when these private networks are accessed, and this is done using port forwarding. It’s like a potential guard, which allows only authorized users to pass through the gateway and enter the network.

How to Set Up Xfinity Port Forwarding?

Now that you know what port forwarding is, it’s time to check how to set up Xfinity port forwarding on your Xfinity network. Here are some of the ways that you can do this:

Using xFi Gateway

For setting up port forwarding on your xFi gateway, then you’d need to download the Xfinity App to do so. If you’re done downloading the app, then follow the steps below to enable port forwarding:

  • Sign in with your Xfinity app using your Xfinity account credentials.
  • Next, head to the ‘Connect Tab’ and choose your network.
  • Here, head to ‘Advanced Settings’ in the ‘More’ option.
  • Here, you’ll see ‘Port Forwarding’. Select it and choose a device from the list you want to enable the option for.
  • Next, you can choose a preset configuration or manual setup (you’ll need to enter port numbers, ranges, etc.).
  • Once done, simply select ‘Apply Changes’ for completing the port setup. The device for which the option has been enabled will now be able to use it.

Using Non-xFi Gateway

If you’re using any non-xFi gateway (Xfinity gateway), then you’ll need to set up port forwarding via the admin tool. Here’s how to do it:

  • You’ll need to access the settings through your gateway’s admin tool. Access it by typing the IP address on your search bar while connected to your gateway.
  • Access your Admin Tool by inputting username (usually admin) and password (usually a password).
  • Next, select Advanced Menu and choose Port Forwarding.
  • Here, you’ll select Enable and then select the ‘+Add Service’ in the box.
  • Here, you’ll have an ‘Add Service’ page, where you’ll need to add options from the ‘Common Service’ menu.
  • You can also add a ‘Service Name’ from ‘Other’ if there’s no service listed in the above menu.
  • Once the service name is chosen, you’ll need to choose the ‘Service Type’. Service Type is the standard protocol used for sending data on the internet. By default, it’s set to TCP/UDP.
  • Once done, click on ‘Connected Device’. You’ll need to enter information in the fields, including IPv4 address, etc.
  • Once done, click on save. Before exiting, note down the WAP IP of the Admin Tool. Do this by going to Gateway> Connection> Xfinity Network. The menu is located on the left pane.

You can also get more information on how to set up an Xfinity Wi-Fi router or contact customer support to know how you to proceed with this.

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Closing Thoughts

With this, you now know what Xfinity port forwarding is, how it works, and how you can enable it for your devices. Just make sure to follow the steps mentioned above to get the right results. In any case, contact Xfinity support to get assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Xfinity support IPv6?

Xfinity is currently offering support for IPv6 and will make sure to facilitate the users in terms of keeping the same Comcast devices even when their network shifts to the latest network.

Should I enable IPv6 or not?

You should keep IPv6 active with IPv4 to avoid any accessibility issues since only one-third of internet addresses support the former.

Should I enable IPv6 for gaming?

Since much of internet sources don’t support IPv6 internet addresses, it’s recommended not to keep it enabled while gaming and to keep using IPv4. You can keep both active to make sure that the accessibility issue is mitigated.