Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

John Peach john-nanog at
Thu Dec 11 14:30:47 UTC 2014

On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:24:10 -0500
Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:11:07 -0500, Jay Ashworth said:
> > I will give them their props: I only had to sign in *once*, last
> > year; their auth controller has recognized my MAC address at every
> > spot I've used since.
> Actually, that's sort of scary if you think about it too hard.
> Shared-secret authentication has its flaws, but it still beats
> shared-nonsecret auth.
> I really hope it's something on your laptop other than the mac
> address....

It's not - Cablevision allow you to register devices via their
website.... by mac address.
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