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Xiaomi Mi Router 3C Setup – Step By Step Guide

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Mi Router 3C is a smart wireless router from Xiaomi that comes with a dedicated app called Mi WiFi to set up and control the router. Setting up the router is very easy and it will take hardly 10 minutes. You can also set up the router manually by using the web-based interface. Download the Mi WiFi app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. This App is compatible with Android smartphones running Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS devices running iOS 7.0 or later.

Mi Router 3C Setup

Mi Router 3C Setup

Before starting with the setup, connect your router to the power source and plug in the Ethernet cable. Once the router powers up, open the MiWiFi app and select Set up a new router from the welcome screen. The app automatically detects the new router. The router name will be Xiaomi_XXXX where XXXX is your router’s id. Tap on Connect and select Primary base station.

Setting UP Xiaomi Mi Router 3C

Now enter the PPPoE Username and Password (Given by the internet service provider). Tap on Next which establishes the connection between your router and the internet service provider.

Mi Router 3c Setup 1.2

Enter the Network Name and Password. Select the option Set as router admin as well so that you don’t need to remember multiple passwords. This password will be your WiFi password and it can also be used for logging into the Web-based interface. Both passwords can be changed whenever required. Tap on Finish. Now, enter Mi Account ID and Password. Log in using your existing Mi account credentials or create a new account. Once you have successfully signed in, connect your devices to the router. All connected devices will show up on the app home screen.

Mi Router 3c Setup 1.3

This router is tested on ACT Fibernet and it works well without any issues. Do let us know in the comments if you need any help.


  1. I have issue like connection drop.
    Every few hours the router does not login and internet on wifi is down.
    The mode was set auto earlier. Then 11 then 6. Still connection drops in periodic fashion.

    The firmware is latest too.

    • Hi,

      I have been using this repeater from past two years and never experienced such issues. Reset and set up your repeater using the method mentioned in the post.

  2. Hi, we’ve just installed the router few days back but I forgot the admin password is there any way by which I can get that back? Thanks in advance!

  3. Hi Satwik,

    How to setup the MI Router 3C as a wired amplifier with ACT Fibrenet? My problem is that the ACT (earlier Beam Cable) provided a device in our apartment that supports only speeds up to 20Mbps (as mentioned to me by an ACT support guy) and where as my package supports speed of about 40Mbps. I called up the Act customer support and the guy said I can use a Ethernet cable to connect my ACT router to the new MI Router and use it as an extender. But I’m not sure how to do it.

    Can you please let me know how to configure the MI Router as a wired amplifier?

    Thanks in advance

    • Hi Sashi,

      First of all, you can directly connect the ACT Cable to Mi Router 3C and use it as a primary device. If you want to use it as a Wired Repeater, Follow the below instructions.

      -> If the Router is already in use, Reset it.
      -> Now the connect your Mi Router 3C to ACT router using the Ethernet cable.
      -> Open the MiWiFi app on your smartphone.
      -> In the setup screen, Select ‘Wired Repeater Mode’.
      -> Follow the on-screen instructions. Input the Username and Password.

    • Hi Zeeshan, Mi Router 3C is compatible with Tikona Broadband. Follow the same method as mentioned in the tutorial. Make sure you have connected the RJ45 cable to WAN Port (the port with Blue color).

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