Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Livingood, Jason Jason_Livingood at
Thu Dec 11 18:10:45 UTC 2014

Here is how you disable it.

1 – Login to the customer portal

2 – Click the “Users & Preferences” tab
(see pic @

3 – Click “Manage XFINITY WiFi”
(see pic @

4 – Select “Disable XFINITY WiFi” and then click “Save"
(see pic @


On 12/11/14, 11:30 AM, "Jeff Shultz" <jeffshultz at<mailto:jeffshultz at>> wrote:

Or you can just call Comcast and ask them to turn it off. Or you could
in the past.

My in-laws did that when they got their new equipment. I don't know
exactly how they found out it was going to be done - possibly inside
info due to a relative working for Comcast.

On 12/11/2014 8:05 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at<mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:30:00 -0800, "Bob Evans" said:

However, I have not studied these new Docsis modems. So how do I shut the
xfinitywifi SSID?

Motorola Surfboard, Netgear WNDR3800, reflash the 3800 with cerowrt. Done.

And you get less bufferbloat in the bargain.

(Though the 3800 runs into CPU limits around 60mbits/sec - doesn't bother
me, as my 20/5 plan is plenty for me except when my cats decide to start
binging on funny people videos.  But if you've got leads on gear that will
still have CPU headroom in the 100-200mbit range, contact Dave Taht. :)

Jeff Shultz

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