“Lately I’ve been running into a lot of trouble with folks who’ve joined a Comcast ‘xfinitywifi’ network,” Melissa Holt reports for The Mac Observer.
“These nationwide Wi-Fi hotspots are provided by Comcast through the use of its customers’ modems, which I suppose is all right if you’re a Comcast subscriber who’s out and about and desperate for network connectivity,” Holt reports. “The issue starts, however, when computers begin auto-joining that open network after they’ve connected to it that first time.”
“If you’re able to enter your Comcast credentials and access the Internet, great. But if you’re at home and should be on your own Wi-Fi instead — you know, the one with access to your printers, say — this can cause all sorts of frustrating issues that aren’t always easy for people to figure out,” Holt reports. “So if you need to stop the auto-joining madness on your own Mac or on someone else’s, here’s how.”
Directions with screenshots in the full article here.
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