XFINITY WiFi FAQs
With millions of hotspots nationwide, it’s easier than ever to stay connected at all your favorite places.
XFINITY WiFi is a network of hotspots that allows you to connect to the Internet at fast WiFi speeds around town all while saving on your wireless data plan.
When in range of a hotspot, look for the “xfinitywifi” SSID (network name) in the list of available networks on your device.
There are two easy ways to find a WiFi hotspot:
- Check the hotspot location map.
- Download the Xfinity WiFi app.
secure profile on your device. You will not be able to access the secure “XFINITY” network by selecting “XFINITY” from the list of networks and entering a username and password. Xfinity WiFi hotspots broadcast in 2.4 and/or 5 GHz bands; your device capability determines whether you can see the SSID that is broadcasting.
To connect automatically at XFINITY WiFi hotspots and get the best WiFi experience, install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile on your device.
To sign in manually when you are at a hotspot:
- Enable WiFi access on your WiFi-enabled device.
- Find and select the Xfinity WiFi network (network name: “xfinitywifi”) and launch your browser. You will be redirected to the Xfinity WiFi sign in page. If the page doesn’t automatically redirect, type a different address in your web browser – such as www.google.com – to be redirected to the Xfinity WiFi sign in page.
You may also see the secure “XFINITY” SSID on your list of available networks. To access the “XFINITY” SSID, you must install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile on your device. You will not be able to access the secure “XFINITY” network by selecting “XFINITY” from the list of networks and entering a username and password.
- Sign in using your Xfinity username and password and start browsing, streaming and more.
Note: If you change your account password, the Xfinity WiFi secure profile will need to be re-installed.
A great feature of Xfinity WiFi is automatic sign in. After the first time you’ve signed in, your device will automatically connect to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Click here for detailed instructions on how to connect.
Recovering your email or username and password is easy.
Xfinity Internet customers:
Comcast Business Internet customers:
Comcast is committed to making your WiFi experience as fast, fun and safe as possible. Whenever you sign in, we help protect your privacy and safety by providing 128-bit encryption on the sign in page. This is the same standard used by thousands of online banking and financial services sites around the world to protect your critical transactions.
In addition, we are rolling out new security features at select hotspots across the nation. A limited number of our hotspots have this technology, but more are being added daily. In order to take advantage of this feature, install the security profile to your device.
Tips for keeping your WiFi experience safe:
- Get the XFINITY WiFi security profile. Learn more.
- Turn off file sharing when using your computer or handheld on a network, at home or on the road.
- Keep your anti-virus programs up-to-date and perform regular system scans to detect any problems early.
To access the secure “XFINITY” SSID, you must install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile on your device. You will not be able to access the secure “XFINITY” network by selecting “XFINITY” from the list of networks and entering a username and password. If you change your account username or password, the Xfinity WiFi secure profile will need to be re-installed.For Android:
Setup Secure Connection -
- Download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app.
- Sign in using your Comcast username and password.
- The app will download and install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile automatically.
- You should now be able to browse the internet under a secure connection.
Setup Secure Connection -
- Download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app.
- Sign in using your Comcast username and password.
- Follow on-screen prompts to install the Xfinity WiFi secure profile. The profile will download to your phone.
Note: It is critical to perform the next step within 8 minutes of downloading the profile. If you do not perform this step, you will not be able to connect to the secure network (XFINITY) and will have to start the download procedure over.
- Once profile has downloaded – navigate to phone Settings -> Profile Downloaded -> Install, and install the profile. Please Note: You might be prompted for your device passcode.
- You should now have access to a secure connection (XFINITY).
Setup Secure Connection -
- From Settings -> Wi-Fi -> select "XFINITY"
- Enter your Comcast username and password to join/connect
- Re-enter username and/or password. You may also name your device.
- Follow on screen prompts to install profile. Please Note: You will be prompted for your device passcode.
Setup Secure Connection -
- From Settings -> Network & Internet -> select "XFINITY"
- Enter your Comcast username and password to join/connect
- Select 'Connect' to connect to the network
XFINITY Internet and Comcast Business Internet customers with a qualifying tier of service* can enjoy XFINITY WiFi included with their subscriptions at no additional cost.
If you are a new customer, you can begin using XFINITY WiFi right away; even before your XFINITY Internet service has been installed at home.
If you are an Internet Essentials customer, please visit the Internet Essentials site for details.
If you are a Prepaid Instant TV customer, please visit the Prepaid site for details.
If you’re not yet an XFINITY Internet customer, you can access XFINITY WiFi hotspots three ways:
- Limited complimentary trial: At select XFINITY WiFi hotspot locations, visitors are allowed to try XFINITY WiFi for free on a limited basis.
- XFINITY WiFi On Demand Pass: Use XFINITY WiFi for an hour, two hours, a day, a week, or a month by purchasing a WiFi On Demand Pass. Only available in select hotspot locations.
- Featured hotspots: These locations are marked with special icons on the hotspot locator map online and in the XFINITY WiFi app. These locations offer complimentary XFINITY WiFi access to all users.
Interested in XFINITY Internet and getting instant access to millions of XFINITY WiFi hotspots? Learn more about special deals here.
When you initially connect to “xfinitywifi,” a sign-in page will appear. If a sign-in page does not appear automatically, open your browser and navigate to a website such as www.xfinity.com. You will be redirected to the sign-in page.
- On the sign in page, look for the “I don’t have an XFINITY account” section. (Please note that not all locations offer guest access.)
- Follow the on-screen prompts.
Check to make sure you are in range of an XFINITY WiFi hotspot. If "xfinitywifi" is not in the list of available networks, then you are not at an XFINITY WiFi hotspot.
If you are using an Android device, download the latest version of the XFINITY WiFi app to ensure you get connected to a strong XFINITY WiFi signal when available.
If you still cannot get online and your XFINITY username and password are correct, it is possible that we are having a service issue. Please visit us for support - xfinity.com/contactus
On certain devices the web browser may serve a default start page, such as google.com, from the cache on your device instead of from the Web. Please try refreshing your browser page, or try going to a new website, and you should get redirected to the XFINITY WiFi sign-in page.
If the problem persists, please check your device’s DNS settings are set to obtain the DNS server address automatically (typically found where your network or WiFi connections are located).
Devices can be managed by the primary account holder or by a secondary account holder with Bill Pay privileges. Twenty devices are eligible to be registered for Xfinity WiFi access at one time. This may vary based on your tier of service. An authorized account holder can manage devices by selecting the My Services tab, selecting Xfinity Internet within My Account or by clicking here. If the maximum device limit has been reached, the authorized account holder may be asked to remove devices from the account to allow additional devices Xfinity WiFi access.
XFINITY WiFi App FAQ
You should download the app for the best XFINITY WiFi experience. The app will give you access to the newest security features (where available) in addition to helping you find hotspots.
Plus, on Android devices, the app will manage your WiFi connections, ensuring you are connected to the best WiFi signal at home, at work, or on the go.
If you are using iOS, you should complete the download of a security profile to connect to the best WiFi signal at home, at work or on the go.
It is easy. Go to the app tab and choose your device type.
For the best, most secure experience your device must be at least:
- iOS 10.0 or higher
- Android 4.4 or higher
In order to take advantage of XFINITY WiFi security features a screen lock is required on the device. Pin or Password locks are the most compatible options. Swipe is not compatible. Pattern and Fingerprint (if available) locks are also supported except on the following:
- Patterns not compatible:
- Samsung G5 with Android 5.0.0
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4.2
- Sharp 304SH with Android 4.4.2
- ZTE N9518 running Android 5.0.2
- Fingerprint not compatible:
- Motorolo MOTO G with Android 4.4.4
- Samsung GS5 with Android 5.0.0
The XFINITY WiFi app is now exclusively available to XFINITY Internet customers, since it contains special security features only available for our customers. By signing in, the app will make sure you only connect to genuine XFINITY WiFi hotspots.
In order to make sure your device connects to a genuine XFINITY WiFi hotspot, a personalized security profile was installed on your WiFi-enabled device. This will ensure that your data is encrypted on secure XFINITY WiFi hotspots when available and works with connection management technology to prioritize secure hotspot connections.
On Android devices the security profile will be removed if you uninstall the app, and you will no longer be connected to secure XFINITY WiFi hotspots.
On iOS devices the security profile will remain. If you wish to uninstall the profile and therefore not take advantage of secure XFINITY WiFi hotspots, go to Settings → General → Profiles → XFINITY WiFi → Delete Profile.
Yes, once initially selected, your favorite network will be prioritized and connected upon login.
Because there are so many XFINITY WiFi hotspots, searches are performed using a 10-mile radius from the center of the search term. Try including a city name or ZIP code for better results. You can also use the GPS location symbol adjacent to the search feature in the Android and iOS apps to locate XFINITY WiFi hotspots near you.
The "Near Me" search button isn't working in the Android or iOS app, or I see the message "Geo-location services are not available." How do I resolve this?
You can modify your device’s location permissions by adjusting your general device settings. Follow these steps:
- iOS 7:
Go to Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Set XFINITY WiFi to "On"
- iOS 8:
Go to Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Set XFINITY WiFi to "On" → "Always"
Go to Settings → Location Services → Check the boxes for "Google location services" and "GPS Satellites"
Please note, if you have enabled location services and are still experiencing this issue, your device may not currently be able to identify your location (e.g., if you are on an iPod touch with no GPS functionality, and WiFi is disabled, the device will not be able to determine your location).
First, please make sure you have installed the latest version of the app.
If you are still having trouble, please contact our customer care team via email.
In order to improve your experience with the app, we collect some anonymous information about page views, search locations and general app usage. No personal or location information is stored. Understanding what customers do on our networks helps us ensure that the network is operating properly. Privacy of usage data is our priority (refer to our Privacy Statement here).
On Android devices, you will be prompted to accept the Phone permission to enable this data collection. The app does not make or manage any phone calls.
If you prefer that we don’t collect this information from you, it is possible to disable the feature within the Settings menu.
If you have installed an offline dataset (available on Android and iOS), i.e. a list of hotspots, you will be able to make searches without an Internet connection.
To install an offline dataset, simply visit the Settings menu and select the Manage Offline Datasets option when you do have an Internet connection. From here you can select which datasets you would like to install. Please note that any locations outside of the area that you have datasets installed for will not be searchable when your device is offline.
Yes, the Android app helps you save data and maximize performance by turning on WiFi when you are in range of your saved WiFi networks or XFINITY WiFi. To manage your connection preferences go to Settings; Manage Connections.
The app does not delete any of your existing WiFi networks. It will seamlessly connect your device to XFINITY WiFi and any of your saved networks.
Home Hotspot FAQ
Your XFINITY Wireless Gateway broadcasts an additional “xfinitywifi” network signal, creating an extension of the XFINITY WiFi network right in your home. This service is completely separate from your secure, private home WiFi network and allows guests to sign in and connect without sharing your secure network password. Your Home Hotspot is included with your service at no additional charge.
Note: Residential Wireless Gateways with the Home Hotspot feature turned on will display the XFINITY secure SSID in the near future.
From your guest’s device, simply select the WiFi network labeled “xfinitywifi” and open a Web browser to get started. If additional help is required, please visit our connection guides.
We recommend using your own private WiFi network when you are at home and using XFINITY WiFi when you are visiting a friend or traveling around town. Learn how to configure your device to connect to your private network at home. Also installing a security profile will help your device to prioritize your private WiFi network at home.
The Home Hotspot is designed to work on a separate network so that your home network remains entirely secure. By enabling guests to use XFINITY WiFi, you increase your network security because you won’t need to provide your private home WiFi network password to guests.
The broadband connection to your home will be unaffected by the new feature. For your in-home WiFi network, we have provisioned the XFINITY WiFi feature to support robust usage, and therefore anticipate minimal impact to the in-home WiFi network. WiFi uses shared wireless spectrum, and as with any shared medium, there can be some impact as more devices share the network.
Also, the usage and activities of visiting users are associated with the visitors’ accounts and therefore do not impact the homeowner.
We encourage all customers to keep this feature enabled as it allows more people to enjoy the benefits of XFINITY WiFi, but you will always have the ability to disable the XFINITY WiFi feature on your Wireless Gateway. Click here to manage your preferences.
Yes. The Home Hotspot feature will continue to be available even when your device is in bridge mode, conveniently allowing your guests to connect to XFINITY WiFi when visiting. If you wish to disable or enable the Home Hotspot feature, please visit My Account.
My WiFi-enabled devices are connecting to the “xfinitywifi” signal when I am home – how do I return my default network to my private home network?
Some mobile devices and tablets automatically connect to your private home network by default, while others will connect to the last successfully connected network. Check your device’s WiFi settings to make sure you are connected to your private home network. You may need to select it manually if your device has connected to “xfinitywifi” in your own home. You can find additional information on how to prioritize your networks within our connection guides. If the problem persists you can always choose to “forget the network” from your WiFi devices WiFi settings menu. Also, installing the security profile will help your device to prioritize your private WiFi network at home.
Using a WiFi-enabled device, verify that the "xfinitywifi" signal is available and that the device is connected. Open a Web browser and you should be directed to the XFINITY WiFi sign-in page. Additional connection help is available here. If the issue persists, please visit us for support - xfinity.com/contactus
Is there a limit to the number of devices that can connect to the XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot at one time?
Up to five devices can connect to the “xfinitywifi” signal simultaneously.
We do not list residential customers’ addresses on the hotspot location map or in the XFINITY WiFi app. Small business locations are listed on the map as a feature of the Comcast Business WiFi service. Businesses can learn more about managing their Comcast Business WiFi Hotspot directory information here.
This new feature enhancement is not available on all XFINITY Wireless Gateways or supported with all XFINITY Internet products. Wireless routers purchased at retail outlets don’t support the XFINITY WiFi service.
XFINITY WiFi On Demand FAQ
Xfinity WiFi On Demand provides access to millions of Xfinity hotspots across the United States for varying periods of time, anywhere from 1 hour to 30 days. Users can also get free trial access to the network each month (every 30 days).
Access to the WiFi On Demand experience requires the creation of an Xfinity account, if you do not already have one.
Passes can be purchased via credit card, debit card, or cash by connecting to an XFINITY WiFi hotspot. Visit our Map for a list of hotspots, or simply look for “xfinitywifi” in your list of available networks. Passes cannot be purchased by calling customer service.
You will also need a WiFi-enabled device with a browser. On Android devices we recommend using a full browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox to complete your transaction. You may need to manually launch the full browser to navigate to the sign-in screen. Supported device types and OS are available in our Guides.
Select retail locations nationwide may also sell Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift cards that can be used to purchase Week passes. Simply select the “Have a Xfinity WiFi gift card or a promo code?” link to enter the card details to activate the pass.
Yes. We now accept cash for WiFi pass purchased via a service called PayNearMe.
PayNearMe is an electronic payment network that allows customers to pay for services in cash at third party locations such as gas stations and convenience stores. Xfinity WiFi on Demand has partnered with PayNearMe to allow customers more flexibility in payment options.
Passes may be used at any of the millions of XFINITY WiFi hotspots. You can find a listing of XFINITY WiFi hotspots on our Map. Passes are valid only on hotspots with the network name “xfinitywifi”. They are not available by connecting to the “XFINITY” network name. You can find the network name by clicking on a hotspot on the map or in the list of results.
A pass is valid only on the device it is purchased on.
No. A pass is valid only on the device it is purchased on.
No, the pass is activated at time of purchase and expires based on the duration indicated. For example:
- One hour pass – valid for 60 consecutive minutes from time of purchase
- Two hour pass - valid for two consecutive hours from time of purchase
- Day Pass - valid for 24 consecutive hours from time of purchase
- Week Pass - valid for 7 consecutive days from time of purchase
- 30 Day Pass - valid for 30 consecutive days from time of purchase
Can I use a pass on my gaming console or Amazon Fire TV stick? What devices do WiFi passes work with?
WiFi passes work best on iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X (Mac) devices with fully featured browsers Some USB sticks and gaming consoles may not have full browsers.
You can change both your username and password by visiting your WiFi On Demand account.
24/7 telephone support is available from our customer service team. Call 1-866-489-0919.
You can also see your past pass purchases and manage auto-renew preferences by logging into your WiFi On Demand account.
If you have XFINITY Internet service of Performance Tier or higher then XFINITY WiFi is included in your subscription* . Simply sign in to your XFINITY account when prompted at a hotspot or download the XFINITY WiFi app to sign in automatically next time you’re at a hotspot.
Otherwise, you can use your existing XFINITY username and password to log in to XFINITY WiFi, but you will need to select an access pass to get connected.
To access your WiFi On Demand activity please go to your WiFi On Demand account.
Have an existing XFINITY account but don’t have an XFINITY login? Create one here.
You can choose to renew select passes automatically at time of purchase. You can modify your renewal preferences by logging into your WiFi On Demand account. Auto-renewal is only available for weekly and 30-day passes at this time.
You can get a copy of your WiFi On Demand receipts by logging into your WiFi On Demand account.
When you create a WiFi On Demand account we ask you to validate your email address by responding to a validation email we send you. An email address that is not validated within 72 hours is removed from an account. To add or edit an email address go to your WiFi On Demand account.
If you purchased a pass with a credit or debit card and are unable to use it due to connectivity issues, you may request a refund for the time you were unable to use by calling 1-866-489-0919. Depending on the type of pass purchased, you may be offered a WiFi pass credit to your account or a refund back to your credit or debit card. Each user is limited to three refunds per month.
A pass purchased with cash via PayNearMe is not eligible for monetary refunds.
No, passes purchased using cash are not eligible for monetary refunds.
Data usage is only available for the previous 90 days.
My pass has not expired, and I am at a hotspot. However, I do not have Internet access. What should I do?
- Turn off WiFi on your device
- Wait 5 minutes and turn WiFi back on
- Reselect “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks if your device does not automatically reconnect
- You should be able to browse the Internet successfully
WiFi access passes rely on connectivity to nearby hotspots. Connectivity issues are typically due to not being close enough to a hotspot. In some cases, your device may see the hotspot but not be close enough to get a good connection. If that happens, you can try to change locations until you receive a strong signal.
Different devices and operating systems use different logic to determine which hotspots to connect to. If you do not want your device to connect to XFINITY WiFi go into your WiFi settings and remove it from the saved networks (select “forget this network” or other similar option).
PayNearMe services are available at thousands of convenient locations nationwide, at CVS, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, Ace Cash Express, and Casey’s General Store locations. To find a location near you, please visit https://home.paynearme.com/locations/.
- On the “Confirm Order” page select “Pay with Cash at a Participating Location”
- Enter your phone number or email to receive a text/email with a link to PayNearMe
- Click on the URL link and select a store. You will receive a barcode to complete you payment in-store
- Visit the store you selected to make your payment in cash
- Connect to “xfinitywifi” and sign into your account using your Xfinity username and password. You will see a pass in your list of available passes. Select the pass you wish to use, select continue, and confirm to activate the pass
At an xfinitywifi hotspot, log into your account. You will see an “Available Passes” section with a list of your purchased passes. Select the pass you wish to activate, click confirm. Please remember that passes are only active on the device it is activated on.
Yes, there is a $1.25 fee associated with using the PayNearMe service.
Yes, you can select your preferred payment option each time you purchase a pass.
If your barcode expires, you will need to login to your Xfinity WiFi on Demand Account, re-select the pass you wish to purchase, and resubmit your purchase request to receive another barcode URL by text/email.
XFINITY WIFI ON DEMAND - PAY PER USE PASS PRICING & OTHER INFORMATION
Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots included with Xfinity Performance Internet and above. Limited access available to Performance Starter through 40 1 hour passes every 30 days.
An Xfinity WiFi On Demand Pass provides access to the Xfinity WiFi network for a limited time period, depending on which Pass is purchased. Xfinity Passes provide access to Xfinity WiFi for a fixed period of time which begins at the time of pass activation. For example, if you purchase and immediately activate a Two Hour Pass at 3:00 p.m. it will expire at 5:00 p.m. on the same day, regardless of how much time is spent using it. Unused time does not carryover.
An Xfinity WiFi On Demand Pass can only be used on the device (smart phone, laptop, etc.) on which the pass was activated. A maximum of up to 20 devices may be registered to a single Xfinity WiFi On Demand account. Purchases will appear on your credit card statement as Xfinity WiFi.
An XFINITY WiFi On Demand Pass can only be used on Comcast owned and operated hotspots. Passes cannot be purchased or used on other companies' hotspots including those that offer Xfinity WiFi access. Some Xfinity WiFi hotspots offer complimentary access where you will not need an Access Pass.
Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. Availability and locations of hotspots are subject to change. Requires compatible WiFi-enabled device. Hotspots available in select locations only. May not be combined with other offers. No partial redemptions. Not redeemable for cash, except to the extent required by applicable law. Pricing, services, and offer subject to change. Subject to the Xfinity Web Services Terms of Service. For help or more information, call 1-866-489-0919 or visit wifi.xfinity.com"
Gift Card Terms
Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card is only redeemable for one Xfinity WiFi On Demand Pass, which entitles you to access Xfinity hotspots for a fixed period of time (depending on which Pass is purchased) beginning when you redeem the card. There are no carryovers. To redeem the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card in order to activate the applicable Xfinity WiFi On Demand Pass, connect to an Xfinity hotspot and follow the on-screen prompts to enter the required information from the back of the card (e.g., 16-digit card number, valid thru date, etc.). This is a single-use card such that the entire face value of the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card will be deducted upon redemption. No partial redemption is permitted. Your use of the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card is not reloadable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by applicable law. Xfinity is not responsible for any Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift cards that are lost, stolen, destroyed or used without your permission. The funds on the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift cards do not expire and are not subject to dormancy, inactivity or maintenance fees. If the valid through date on your card has passed, please call the customer service number (below) for a new card. Please note that there may be a delay from the time you purchase the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card and the funds on the card being available for redemption. For balance inquiries or any other customer service questions or concerns regarding the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card, please call 1-866-294-6806.
Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift cards are issued by MetaBank ®, Member FDIC. Your use of the Xfinity WiFi On Demand Pass and related Xfinity services is subject to the Xfinity Wifi On Demand Pay Per Use Pass Pricing & Other Information (set forth above)and the Xfinity Web Services Terms of Service.
Xfinity may suspend or terminate your right to use the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card, with or without cause, or otherwise modify any of the terms and conditions governing use of the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift cards at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable laws. The most current version of the Xfinity WiFi On Demand gift card terms will be available on this site and will supersede all prior versions of these terms.