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"xfinitywifi" vs "XFINITY" SSID's??? Phishing or Legit?

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"xfinitywifi" vs "XFINITY" SSID's??? Phishing or Legit?

I've sometimes seen a wifi network named "XFINITY" (all uppercase) appear on my network list in addition to the "xfinitywifi" (lowercase). The first time I saw it I tried to connect to it and it asked me for my password and login in a different type of window than I've ever seen. I because suspicious of it and later that day changed my Xfinity password, thinking that it might have been a phishing attempt to make it look like it was an Xfinity wifi hotspot, but that it might have just been a scam.

 

I see one now in my local area. The "xfinitywifi" hotspot seems worthless and I can't stay connected to it and when I am the signal is sooooo poor that my iPad can't connect to anything. The CableWIFI is also equally as bad. SO, is xfinity in the process or renaming or changing their  hotspot SSID names to XFINITY, or is this just someone being funny or trying to spoof others into logging into a false network?

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Re: "xfinitywifi" vs "XFINITY" SSID's??? Phishing or Legit?

The XFINITY network is the new secure wifi public network that needs a security profile on your device to connect securely.  The wifi site shows what you need to connect.

 

http://comcast.com/wifi

 

See the FAQ's for details.

 

http://wifi.xfinity.com/faq.php

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Re: "xfinitywifi" vs "XFINITY" SSID's??? Phishing or Legit?

Thank you so much! Profiles installed now.