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[–] CIA_KILLED_JFK 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

The newer ones allows them to broadcast a 'xfinity wifi' option to everyone by default, so that you can be a node in their wireless network across the area. you can disable it sometimes, but sometimes the feature is 'locked' so you can't.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

So it boradcasts 2 WIFI signals?

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[–] KikeFree 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's also theft of your electricity.

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[–] mrnicegoy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

yes, but the question is whether there are 2 separate streams of internet or whether it shares one (i.e when some random guy fires up bittorrent on your wifi through xfinity do your speeds suffer)

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[–] squidicuz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah, with the secondary one being able to used by anyone with a comcastic account or something... either way, it uses your bandwidth.

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[–] JustinHeranus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd put a faraday cage over the modem and use an access point.

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[–] 11433799? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Put it in an old microwave... :) Faraday cage ha ha

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[–] ToTheMoonAlice 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It is theft of the bandwidth you are paying for.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah wish I knew this before I got mine replaced, we were having internet issues so I called Comcast they told me it was the modem that it wasn't connecting, I get it replaced and shit still doesn't work, it was a shitty connection in thier junction box on the street.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They will always blame the modem first if it's not one of their modems.