Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Andrew Jones aj at
Thu Dec 11 04:18:27 UTC 2014

It reads to me like it's not a separate Wi-Fi radio on a different 
channel, but just an additional SSID being broadcast:
ctrl+f "Does the new Home Hotspot impact my Internet speeds or data 

On 11.12.2014 14:55, Phil Bedard wrote:
> It won't overlap with the one you are using for yourself on the same 
> device.
> DOCSIS has service flows with different priorities.  I don't know if
> they are allocating specific channels for it or if it's just a
> different service flow, but either way it is a lower priority and
> should not cause contention with regular user traffic.
> Really it is just the power they seem to be complaining about.
> Phil
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Harald Koch" <chk at>
> Sent: ‎12/‎10/‎2014 10:21 PM
> To: "Mr Bugs" <bugs at>
> Cc: "NANOG list" <nanog at>
> Subject: Re: Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your 
> house
> On 10 December 2014 at 21:50, Mr Bugs <bugs at> wrote:
>> however they use a separate DOCSIS and 802.11 channel so if would 
>> follow
>> that it would be a separate IP tied to comcast corporate and not the
>> subscriber as well as not taking up your bandwidth.
> IIRC there are only three non-overlapping channels on 802.11g and six 
> on
> 802.11n; I can see more networks than that from my basement.
> I haven't been keeping up with the technology, but in the ancient of 
> days
> wasn't the uplink side of DOCSIS also a limited-bandwidth, shared 
> resource?

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