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Xfinity Free Installation

Save some money by installing Xfinity service yourself.

Save money and time with a free Xfinity installation kit

Don’t like waiting for a cable installer to show up for an appointment “sometime between noon and 5 p.m.?” Good news: You can do it yourself with an Xfinity free installation kit—and save $89.99 in the process. You don’t even have to be tech-savvy to set up Xfinity internet and Wi-Fi.

Who qualifies for a free Xfinity installation kit

New Xfinity cable TV subscribers are eligible for a free installation kit when they bundle internet service with television. Current Xfinity TV customers are also eligible if they add an internet bundle. The only real requirement is having a functioning Xfinity cable line to your home.

You may be denied a free installation kit for the following reasons:

  • Your residence has never had Xfinity service before, meaning a technician will need to install a cable line.
  • Your residence hasn’t had active Xfinity service for 12 months or longer. To determine if the cable line still carries a signal, a technician will need to check it.
  • Your residence requires a more complicated setup or four or more pieces of Xfinity equipment.

What you get with an Xfinity free installation kit

After you sign up for Xfinity internet service, you’ll receive a Getting Started kit. Setting up the equipment won’t require any extra tools, and you should be able to complete the installation in under 30 minutes. We cover the step-by-step process in our Xfinity installation guide.

What’s included with the Xfinity internet Getting Started kit:

  • An envelope containing a Comcast Customer Privacy Notice and Agreement for Residential Services
  • A Getting Started guide
  • An xFi Wireless Gateway (modem/router)
  • A coaxial cable (to connect xFi to incoming cable)
  • An Ethernet cable (to connect directly to xFi)
  • An xFi power cord

Buy your own: You don’t have to use Xfinity’s modem/router—read our recommendations for purchasing your own gear in our Best Xfinity-Compatible Modems review.

If you’re bundling with TV service, you’ll also receive the following:

  • An Xfinity cable box with remote
  • A second coaxial cable
  • A cable splitter (to send separate lines to xFi and cable box)

Opting for professional installation

If you’d rather have an Xfinity technician install your internet service, there’s a one-time fee of $89.99. Contact Xfinity to set up an appointment.

Xfinity Free Installation FAQ

How much does Xfinity charge for installation?

Xfinity charges $89.99 for a professional installation. That can vary depending on where you live, but that is the average price, and it is subject to change at the provider’s discretion.

Can I install Xfinity internet myself?

Xfinity does offer a self-installation kit. Though it is cheaper than going the professional installation route, it does come with a $15 charge for shipping and handling. Selecting priority shipping costs you $29.95.

What do I need for Xfinity installation?

No extra tools are required to install Xfinity yourself. Once you sign up for service, you will receive a Getting Started kit that includes a step-by-step how-to guide to walk you through the process.

All of the materials you will need are in the package, including the modem/router, cables, and power cords.