Cisco has made many routers one of its finest routers is model DPC3941T router. Cisco DPC3941T router is wired and a wireless model that provides facility to create a network with ease. This router is suitable for a home network as well as small offices as it can be used to create a voice and networking gateway easily. It provides many features with the DPC3941T Xfinity router model like NAT support, MAC address filtering, IPv6 support, and Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support.
Cisco router DPC3941T supports wireless band 802.11b/g/n/ac. This router has 4 port switch and a USB port. The USP of this router is that it’s a residential voice gateway that can be used both as wired and as a wireless device.
Under this article, you will get to know about the ways to login to the router and do changes as per your requirement.
Before trying to login into this router you must make sure that you are equipped with the following things:
- It is recommended to keep the router box as it contains the default username and password which will help you to login
- You have a system properly connected to the router where you can access the web over a browser(Avoid using Tablet or Smartphone to login)
Login Steps for Cisco DPC3941T Router
Step 1: Enter the IP Address
The first thing that you will require to login is the IP address of your router. Open any local browser on your system and enter the login IP address 10.0.0.1 for Cisco DPC3941T in the URL box and hit enter.
You can simply copy-paste this address http://10.0.0.1
NOTE: Make sure that you are properly connected to your home wifi while doing this step. Also, enter the IP address with utmost care as adding extra zero or one less zero will cause an error.
Step 2: Enter Login Details on Default Gateway
As you enter the correct IP address of your router you will be prompted with a login page asking your username and password.
Since you are entering the router settings, you will have to enter the default username and password in case you are logging in for the first time or haven’t changed the default credentials.
You can find the default login details on the box of your router and can even use the following combination to log in:
- Default Username: Cisco/admin/none
- Default Password: Cisco/password/none
In case either of the above combinations doesn’t work then you might have changed the default details.
Or if you haven’t changed the default credentials then contact Cisco or Xfinity customer care.
If you didn’t remember the login details after changing then in such a case, you need to reset the router. For resetting, just press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds using a sharp object.
NOTE: It has been found that in 35% of the cases the above-given combination works.
Step 3: Change SSID
SSID is called a Service Set Identifier. SSID is basically the name of the network that is visible to you whenever you open the network tab for connecting to wi-fi. The name or SSID that appears is set as the brand name which manufactures the router by default.
It is highly recommended to change the default SSID as if it is left unchanged anyone can guess the default details and enter router settings.
- Make it short and simple yet hard to guess
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router as it can easily be guessed
Step 4: Setting up the Login Details
Only changing SSID doesn’t provide you all security you also need to change the default username and password so that your router becomes more secure from unknown attempts.
As you will login you will be directed to the dashboard of the router where you have to find the option of change username and password.
Following are the tips to change the default login details:
Tips to change your username and password:
- The password should be a mixture of alphanumeric characters
- The length of the password should be from 8 to16 characters, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for the router needs to be written down somewhere for future use
Step 5: Secure TC8305C router settings
When you will be directed to the default gateway of the router, search for the encryption settings of your network. It is suggested that you should set the encryption to WPA2-PSK which is the current industry standard. This ensures that your router operates at the best security level possible.
- Cisco DPC3941T Xfinity Password Doesn’t Work
In case you are logging in for the first time then the default password is the word “password” itself. In case it doesn’t work then most probably you might have changed the default password. In this case, go for the reset option. For resetting, press-and-hold reset button for 15 seconds.
- Forgot Password to Cisco DPC3941T Router
First of all, try hard to remember but if you can’t remember then you may try to contact the ISP or Cisco forums and see for a different set of default password to be used. If nothing works, go for the reset option and then use the default login details to log in. Make sure that whenever you change the password you keep a note of it for future use.
- How to Reset the Cisco DPC3941T Router To Default Settings
For resetting the router to default settings you have to reset the router which is quite simple. Just press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds using a pointed object like a pin or a clip.