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Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

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Member Since: ‎11-01-2013
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Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

I will like to disable the wireless on the DOCSIS modem and disable the public hotspot that seems to be enabled within the past week or so. I have called Comcast's public customer support phone numbers- and as it can probably guessed, their stellar customer support people have no idea what I am talking about- and are sometimes downright rude. Please help!
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Re: Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot


rchhe wrote:
I will like to disable the wireless on the DOCSIS modem and disable the public hotspot that seems to be enabled within the past week or so. I have called Comcast's public customer support phone numbers- and as it can probably guessed, their stellar customer support people have no idea what I am talking about- and are sometimes downright rude. Please help!

Try contacting them through the Support online chat. People seem to have better luck there that with the phone support reps:

 

https://www.comcastsupport.com/chatentry/

 

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Re: Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

Thanks. It worked. One chat session and I am good.

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Re: Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

I'm having no luck trying to do the same thing... did they have you change settings yourself?  I'm going nuts trying to opt-out of the publc broadcast, been on chat, been on customer service... spoken to 6 people who have no clue what I'm talking about.  Apparently the ability to toggle and thus disable this broadcasting was removed from the self-service features on my account page.  

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Re: Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

No, I did not do anything. Just asked them to change the modem into bridge mode- so that traffic passes through the modem to my router. That was all. They verified my account (duh!) and then bridged the Arris modem.

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Re: Turn DOCSIS modem into bridge mode and disable xfinitywireless public hotspot

Same here.  Chatted with support and they had me in bridge mode before I could even hook up my wireless router!  My old Linksys E2500 works a ton better than the built in wireless in the Arris Gateway.