Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at
Thu Dec 11 21:45:39 UTC 2014

Mr Livingood:

Out of curiosity, had Comcast decided to use an "opt-in" instead of
"opt-out" method, did your marketing dept have any idea of percentage of
customer base who would have opted in ?

Secondly, at a more technical level:

In a MDU with a whole bunch of Comcast subscribers, could one router be
able to detect existence of strong Xfinity signals and not enable its
own ? This would reduce crowding of Wi-Fi spectrum.

I take it such a feature would require special programming/firmware by
modem/router manufacturer ?

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