Updating your router

While the Fire TV Stick currently cannot be rooted, staying on an old software version gives you the most flexibility for future rooting and mods.This method works on Fire TV Stick’s running the oldest software version, which is version you probably here because you want to know how to log into your Comcast Xfinity Router.

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You probably want an explanation – in Layman’s terms. Probably one of the burning questions you have right now is: “I thought this thing was plug and play!

Why do I have to log into my Comcast Xfinity router?

Routers both modern and antiquated allow users to set static IP addresses for devices on the network, but what’s the practical use of static IP addresses for a home user?

Read on as we explore when you should, and shouldn’t, assign a static IP.

You need reliable name resolution on your network for computers that need to be consistently and accurately found.

Although networking protocols have advanced over the years, and the majority of the time using a more abstract protocol like SMB (Server Message Block) to visit computers and shared folders on your network using the familiar //officecomputer/shared_music/ style address works just fine, for some applications it falls apart.

RELATED: Imagine that a friend visits with their i Pad.

They want to get on your network and update some apps on the i Pad.

If that doesn’t work, check out the box your router came in with or on the router itself—the router’s IP address is usually printed on a sticker, along with the username and password.

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