Thank You - This answers my question and provides an easy test to confirm.
Running the netflix app on the X1 box has no impact on data flow through the separate modem/wifi.
Now I'll go down into the dungeon and install the last XiD ugrade box in the land of no WiFi.
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I replaced my older set top box with the new XiD box that XFinity sent giving full access to the Netflix app. It works fine on my X1 DVR and my new set top box .. NICE. MY QUESTION IS - what path does the new appliance take to get at the internet-hosted Netflix content? Using the Netflix trouble shooting window that's visible during the intial setup after we enter the user account login, I can see verification of the internet connections and the various Netflix servers. WHERE is that content linked into my home system? Does it go directly upstream through the CABLE connection (and deals with Netflix externally)? OR does it use my local internet hardware as the gateway to make this connection (internet modem-ethernet or wifi which is what a 3rd party appliance like a stand alone DVD plays does). Thinking that it was using in-house Comcast-WiFi, I was concerned that it didn't ask me for the secure password ... a hint, I guess. I am asking this because there are places in my house where there IS a set top box but WiFi is marginal. It's 'working' so far, I just want to know the path of that data so that I can consider the impact of any changes I might do to the house network.
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