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spectrum mafia...prepares to turn its modems/routers into wifi hotspots




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 2 months ago '09        #1
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spectrum mafia...prepares to turn its modems/routers into wifi hotspots
 

 
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Charter Spectrum is laying a foundation to convert company-supplied consumer/residential cable modems and routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots, helping the company offload Spectrum Mobile traffic from Verizon Wireless

Speaking at FierceWireless’ Next Gen Wireless Networks Summit in Dallas this week, Craig Cowden — senior vice president of wireless technology at Charter Communications, said Spectrum is considering converting over 10 million deployed cable modems and routers into shared hotspots, following Comcast’s lead. This would allow Spectrum Mobile and home internet customers to automatically connect to millions of Spectrum’s Wi-Fi hotspots when outside of their own homes.

“We already offload significant traffic onto Wi-Fi,” said Cowden. “Comcast has 19 million hotspots that are called home-as-a-hotspot, using the existing router in the home. We see a benefit of doing that.”

The technology change would activate a company-supplied router’s second Wi-Fi channel, available inside customer homes and accessible to any Charter Spectrum customer

If Charter is planning to adopt the same technology Comcast uses today, customers would continue to have exclusive access to their existing 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi channels, and any usage on the second (public) Wi-Fi channel would not affect the customer’s own internet speed. Spectrum Mobile devices automatically connect to Spectrum’s Wi-Fi network when signals are strong enough.

Customers that use their own independently purchased cable modem and router equipment will not be affected. Comcast allows their customers to opt out if they object, and Charter may also offer a similar option for Spectrum customers using company-supplied equipment
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 2 months ago '17        #2
Assassinjaffar 
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Honeypots and Honeynets
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 2 months ago '04        #3
JJH35 
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If I didn't already buy my own sh*t, something like this would have made me. I am a tech folk anyways, so I wanted my own sh*t where I (for the most part) have more control.

Granted what I bought doesn't really "pay itself off" considering I only save $5/month by avoiding the 'WIFI Fee', but I could afford what I consider a principle decision...I am simply not gonna be paying these mother fu*kers for wifi.

"We are recording these calls" - 'OK fu*k you' even if it's never recording at that particular point.
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 1 month ago '17        #4
yousabitch 
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 JJH35 said
If I didn't already buy my own sh*t, something like this would have made me. I am a tech folk anyways, so I wanted my own sh*t where I (for the most part) have more control.

Granted what I bought doesn't really "pay itself off" considering I only save $5/month by avoiding the 'WIFI Fee', but I could afford what I consider a principle decision...I am simply not gonna be paying these mother fu*kers for wifi.

"We are recording these calls" - 'OK fu*k you' even if it's never recording at that particular point.
So what’s the advantage ? And wait did you say you don’t
Pay for WiFi ? Put me on
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 1 month ago '15        #5
mourinho1 
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 yousabi*ch said
so what’s the advantage ? And wait did you say you don’t
pay for wifi ? Put me on
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 1 month ago '15        #6
mourinho1 
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 JJH35 said
If I didn't already buy my own sh*t, something like this would have made me. I am a tech folk anyways, so I wanted my own sh*t where I (for the most part) have more control.

Granted what I bought doesn't really "pay itself off" considering I only save $5/month by avoiding the 'WIFI Fee', but I could afford what I consider a principle decision...I am simply not gonna be paying these mother fu*kers for wifi.

"We are recording these calls" - 'OK fu*k you' even if it's never recording at that particular point.
not paying for wifi what are the alternatives that are save and affordable?
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 4 weeks ago '04        #7
JJH35 
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 yousabi*ch said
So what’s the advantage ? And wait did you say you don’t
Pay for WiFi ? Put me on
Charter/Spectrum charges you $5/month for "WIFI". So unless you run all hardwired stuff (or I guess ran to a 2nd router) you had to pay $5/month for that "feature" their bullsh*t gimmick work around to the other companies "modem fees".

The advantage for me of my own sh*t is the fact what I bought handles the streaming of a lot of devices that the combo modem/router they supplied me with couldn't anymore. Would overheat / reboot.

Also split tunneling with Always On VPN. I only use the Firestick 4K for things I want a VPN on. I can set this up on the router now, instead of opening the app on the Firestick to connect. Which also transfers some of the memory usage and overhead off the streaming device itself. Even though modern then Firesticks don't really have an issue with VPNs locally running.

Some weekends there is 2 TVs, a tablet and laptop streaming, and a 2K security running. The equipment they supplied me didn't like such.

Plus I'm paying the Cable Mafia a sliver less than I was.


Last edited by JJH35; 12-27-2019 at 07:32 PM..
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 4 weeks ago '04        #8
JJH35 
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 mourinho1 said
not paying for wifi what are the alternatives that are save and affordable?
I mean technically you could run a network cable from the cable co. supplied equipment to a second router that would supply the wifi. I chose to buy my own equipment.


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 4 weeks ago '05        #9
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I bought my own router also, i thought why pay them 5 dollars a month when I can just buy my own.



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