CableWiFi SSID in Washington DC?

Shawn Wilson at
Mon Aug 26 11:28:09 UTC 2013

There are indeed "FreePublicWiFi" nodes in some areas like Dupont Circle but it's not very convenient most of the time (signal strength or speed issues). IIRC there's a Commotion mesh around Columbia Heights which should be much faster. Personally, I just use a Mifi and never have any issues. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Buie <alex.buie at>
To: Drew Linsalata <drew.linsalata at>
Cc: NANOG list <nanog at>
Sent: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:12
Subject: Re: CableWiFi SSID in Washington DC?

I haven't tried it in DC, but I can confirm that my parents' XFINITY and
grandparents' OO logins both work on the CableWiFi SSIDs in San Francisco,
and friends in DC with XFINITY say theirs work there. I assume it will also
for you.



On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Drew Linsalata <drew.linsalata at>wrote:

> What?  Free?  Public?  How can I NOT connect to that?    ;-)
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM, chris <tknchris at> wrote:
> > Why don't you try a rogue ad hoc FreePublicWifi ? :)
> >
> >
> >

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