Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Javier J javier at
Fri Dec 12 06:33:38 UTC 2014

Jason, I hope you are Livin' Good.

On a serious note.
What stops someone from going down to the center of town, launching a
little wifi SSID named xfinitywifi and collecting your customers usernames
and passwords?

Also, don't you think there is something just morally wrong with the fact
that your customers don't know they are providing a public access point out
of their homes by just being comcast HSI customers? I am all for wifi
everywhere, but this isn't the way to do it.

Pic is related, one of those access points isn't owned by Comcast.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 7:32 PM, Livingood, Jason <
Jason_Livingood at> wrote:

> On 12/11/14, 4:37 PM, "Tim Upthegrove" <tim.upthegrove at> wrote:
> >I received an email from Comcast that they were offering a free upgraded
> >wifi router for my home.
> Yes, since the main service tier doubled from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps (some
> went to 105 Mbps) that means DOCSIS 2.0 devices were no longer up to the
> task. If you got an email like that you had a D2.0 device and needed a
> D3.0 device. A side benefit is the device either now or very soon supports
> native dual stack.
> Jason

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