Comcast offers new home Wi-Fi experience

Comcast has launched Xfinity xFi, a new and personalized Wi-Fi experience that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime, the company said.

xFi gives customers unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.

The xFi experience can be controlled via a mobile app, website and on the TV with the X1 voice remote.

As part of the xFi launch, Comcast is renaming its most popular wireless gateway device. The xFi-enabled device that is in 10 million homes today will now be called the “xFi Wireless Gateway.”

The company is also introducing a new “xFi Advanced Gateway” to customers on the fastest speed tiers. The xFi Advanced Gateway will be the primary device Comcast uses to provide one-gig speeds to customers — it is capable of delivering gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi and supports Xfinity Voice, home security and automation applications.

Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.