CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question
frnkblk at iname.com
Fri May 30 03:27:22 UTC 2014
Interesting, I may need to open a ticket with Moto to ask how that’s done.
From: Scott Helms [mailto:khelms at zcorum.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 7:58 AM
To: Frank Bulk
Cc: Jay Ashworth; NANOG
Subject: Re: CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question
>From talking to folks involved with http://www.cablewifi.com/ and Comcast support there is a separate service flow for the public SSID. I have yet to configure that in the lab, but it sounds like a good project :)
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On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com <mailto:frnkblk at iname.com> > wrote:
It's my understanding that the public Wi-Fi uses the same data flow as the subcriber's data flow. I've seen nothing in the release notes for ARRIS or Moto that suggest one can tie an SSID to a specific service flow.
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org <mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org> ] On Behalf Of Jay Ashworth
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:01 AM
Subject: CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question
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.
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