“There are a lot of Comcast cable modems leased by residential and business customers. Millions, in fact,” Peter Cohen writes for iMore. “In 2014 Comcast created a public network on many of them called ‘xfinitywifi.’ If you’re a Comcast customers, you can use this public hotspot to sign in — using your own comcast.net e-mail address — to access the Internet. The network has confused and worried some of our readers, however. If you’re one of them, here’s what you need to know.”
“The bandwidth used by the network doesn’t count against your own bill; it’s a free service for Comcast customers,” Cohen writes. “If you rent your modem from Comcast, chances are your modem is broadcasting an ‘xfinitywifi’ network.”
“That in and of itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It means that other Comcast customers can come over to your house and log on to Wi-Fi without accessing your personal network at all. So if the presence of ‘xfinitywifi’ doesn’t bother you in the list of available networks, feel free to ignore it,” Cohen writes. “If you’re having trouble with xfinitywifi…”
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