Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Ricky Beam jfbeam at
Thu Dec 11 22:54:44 UTC 2014

On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:26:37 -0500, Josh Luthman  
<josh at> wrote:
> Not correct.  If it's on one radio it's using the same RF space it was
> before, just with a virtual SSID.  Just like the atheros or Ruckus stuff  
> it's the same RF space with an additional BSSID bridged to a different
> software bridge or pseudo interface.

It's an either/or... they have their own radio, thus adding to an already  
congested RF arena, or they ride the same channel as the customer, thus  
consuming (degrading) their wifi bandwidth. (bring an 802.11b device to  
the part if you want to see just how ugly that can get.)

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