CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question

Livingood, Jason Jason_Livingood at cable.comcast.com
Fri May 30 13:00:03 UTC 2014


If folks have questions - happy to assist - my team manages the
engineering of our WiFi network (in home & out of home). Just send me a
note off-list.


Jason Livingood
Comcast 




On 5/29/14, 11:27 PM, "Frank Bulk" <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

>Interesting, I may need to open a ticket with Moto to ask how that¹s done.
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>Frank
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>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
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>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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>Scott Helms 
>Vice President of Technology
>ZCorum 
>(678) 507-5000 
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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:
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>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.
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>Frank
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>-----Original Message-----
>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
>To: NANOG
>Subject: CMTS/Public Wifi provisioning question
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>I expect Frank Bulk to have an opinion on this, all others welcome.
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>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
>as well).
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>This has led me to a point of curiosity:
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>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.
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>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.
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>But the question is: is that public wifi service *also* on a separate
>bandwidth-limited channel out of the cablemodem?
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>Offline replies fine, unless you think it's of sufficiently general
>interest; I expect it's implementation dependent.
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>Cheers,
>-- jra
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