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Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

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Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Hi,

 

My work location does not provide wifi.  A business next door has an Xfinity wifi hotpsot signal that I can use with my phone from one side of the building, but the signal's too weak to reach my office.

 

Has anyone successfully used a wifi extender to boost the signal to be able to log in to their account and use the wifi?  I've set up extenders for home wifi for friends, but I don't know if it would be possible to access the Comcast login screen via the extender so you could tell it which SSID/network to repeat.

 

Thanks.

 

DISCLAIMER:  I'm pretty sure everyone here will know that I'm trying to access the "public" SSID for use by existing Comcast customers and not the modem owner's private network.  I asked this on another forum and people suggested I was illegally using the network as they didn't understand Xfinity's hotspot network for subscribers.

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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Hi gh1138, thank you for reaching out and welcome to our forums.  If I understand you correctly the business next door would have to be the ones to set up an extender and configure it to extend their signal.  Please let us know if you have any other questions.

 

Thank you 


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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Do a Google / YouTube search for "travel router".



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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Already have one, but unless I can somehow configure the travel router to automatically select that SSID and auto login, I don't see how it would work.

 

Or am I missing something?

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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

There are a couple of YouTube videos that suggest a particular travel router and method.



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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Guess I'll hit youtube.  Thanks for the lead.

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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

No prob ! Smiley Happy



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Re: Use range extender with Xfinity public hotspot?

Thank you for posting within the community gh1138, take care.


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