CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question
jra at baylink.com
Wed May 28 14:00:59 UTC 2014
I expect Frank Bulk to have an opinion on this, all others welcome.
Hat tip to Bright House -- I've noticed lately that I don't have to go
through their captive portal when using their public wifi hotspots (they
participate in the CableWifi consortium, using WAPs built into their
6580 and other cablemodems, and offer a carrier-specific connection SSID
This has led me to a point of curiosity:
If I'm the subscriber, and I've paid for 15 mb/s down, then my wired
connection and my private wireless (if provisioned, and they charge
$10/mo, so I'll do that myself, thanks) are using one ... DOCSIS path?
back to the CMTS.
I assume that cableco provided voice is on a separate path, and I'm sure
the TV service is -- if it's even IP at all.
But the question is: is that public wifi service *also* on a separate
bandwidth-limited channel out of the cablemodem?
Offline replies fine, unless you think it's of sufficiently general
interest; I expect it's implementation dependent.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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