Xfinity Internet Not Working? Here’s What to Do.
Your Xfinity internet isn’t working, and you need to fix it STAT! Because, of course, you need to finish your work, get back to your video game, or scroll on social media.
We’ve all been there. And it’s the twenty-first century. The world might feel like it’s going to end if we don’t have our internet connection.
Well, stop your fretting. We hopefully have the solution to your problem.
Although Xfinity ensures their network can handle usage spikes and heavy traffic, everything isn’t always perfect. So here are a few ways to get your internet up and going again.
Restart your modem.
If you’re experiencing slow speeds and problems connecting to your Wi-Fi, restarting your modem just might fix it. There are two easy ways to do this.
- Through My Account online, go to the Internet Service Tab, scroll down to Devices, select Restart Modem, and then Start Troubleshooting. It can take up to ten minutes to restart.
- In the Xfinity My Account app, scroll down and select Internet, select your modem, and Restart This Device if you’re accessing the app on an Apple device or Troubleshoot if you’re on an Android. Troubleshooting will take up to ten minutes.
After you’ve troubleshot your modem through the app, you’ll be asked if it worked. If you select No, you’ll be prompted to schedule a call or tweet at Comcast.
Or you can try our other solutions below.
Check the power and connections for your devices.
Sometimes the problem can be the device itself. So, first and foremost for this section: restart or unplug and replug the device you’re using.
When rebooted, make sure you’re connected to the correct network.
If that didn’t make a difference to your internet connection, try these steps:
- Check if all equipment cables are plugged in.
- Make sure the plugs for the device you’re using haven’t come loose.
- Make sure the outlets are working correctly.
Make sure your account is up to date.
Another reason your internet service could be down is that your account information isn’t up to date.
In My Account, go to the billing tab to see if your payments are successfully going through.
Move closer to the router.
Sometimes you’ll notice that you have a better internet connection as you move closer to your router. This may mean your workspace or bedroom where you’re trying to connect is an area of limited to no internet access.
Xfinity suggests xFi pods if this is your problem.
A two-pack for $199 will help with Wi-Fi connectivity issues in three bedrooms or if you are two stories above your router.
Check for Comcast outages.
If none of these steps are solving your internet connectivity issues, check for local Comcast outages. (Comcast owns Xfinity.)
If the problem is an outage in your area, there won’t be much you can do except wait for the network to come back again.
But like Xfinity said: they have a team of engineers and technicians who are working 24/7 to keep the network running smoothly. It should only be a matter of time before they fix the problem.
So remember, this is what you need to do when your internet connection is weak (other than remembering to take a deep breath *wink*):
- Restart your modem.
- Check the power and connections of your devices.
- Make sure your account is up to date.
- Move closer to your router.
- Check for Comcast outages.
If you want to learn more about Xfinity internet, check out our full review. If you’re shopping for a new internet provider, check out our reviews for CenturyLink, Verizon Fios, and best internet providers.