Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot

"Your XFINITY Wireless Gateway broadcasts an additional ?xfinitywifi?
network signal for use with XFINITY WiFi. This creates an extension of
the XFINITY WiFi network right in your home that any XFINITY Internet
subscriber can use to sign in and connect. This XFINITY WiFi service is
completely separate from your secure WiFi home network."
Do you believe that last sentence???
Does giving access to the network with the SSID "xfinitywifi" put one's
private network at risk?
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Juan Wei
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It is theoretically possible to build a an access point that would indeed do this securely, however, no software is bug free, and security is hard enough to do right in the first place. Do they supply source code? :-p
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Anything is possible, but this is pretty bog standard networking stuff, so I really wouldn't expect any significant issues.
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Source code? They barely provide service!! :-P
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Juan Wei
I saw news on this yesterday. My first thought was "what nerve." You have to call up Comcast to opt out of the program. That is an energy barrier. Get on phone, mess with the stupid automated call robot, find a live human to read a script that they don't really understand, etc.
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Unnecessary. See
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