I have a TG1682G and get comcast included with an HOA deal, so I am not paying for it. But I needed more features, so I installed my own router behind it, setting bridge mode. I also turned off the "xfinitywifi" and "XFINITY" feature (took about 30 hours to go away).
But both wifi ranges are still on, and offer a non-broadcast SSID protected with WPA2/802.1x. Actually looks like two under 5ghz and one under 2.4ghz.
What are these for?
Can they be turned off?
Even though I have set my channel well away from them, sitting 6" from my router having these active cannot be helpful.
I expected them to go away when I turned off the xfinitywifi/XFINITY ones.
Thanks for any insight.
PS. Yes, I could put in my own modem to get them to go away, but there's a certain advantage to using Comcast equipment for that, any arguments will not start with "you are not using approved equipment" and they will pay to fix it if it breaks.
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I have the Xfinity Wifi app on a Sony ZL, with the aim to connecting (only) to the encrypted Xfinity SSID's, not the clear xfinity ones that do not require it.
I rarely am in range, as there are no such near my house, but most of the times when I am near businesses which have it, it fails. It says "Authentication failure" and then requires that I log in again. I do -- always the same user/password, and it is always accepted. Afterwards, it never seems to connect, as though there are none in range (even though it shows several on the maps).
Then a day or few days later it does the same thing again, and it all happens again.
It never refuses to log me in when I enter my user/password, it accepts them. It is after sitting a few days it complains. The complaint invariably comes when I get near a hotspot and appears as an alert on the lock screen; it does not require me to go into the app. In fact I have yet to see anything I can actually DO from within the app other than browse the maps; I assume it's supposed to interact with the wifi manager and automatically connect.
Does this work reliably for anyone (on Android)?
Is there a trick or setting to make it remember the credentials?
I have internet only from Comcast by the way. And again -- I'm using the same credentials each time they are accepted -- this is not a case of them changing out from under the app.
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Did you ever make any progress on this. I put IPv6 on my router (DD-WRT) just yesterday and have been experimenting, and most things just work. Except outlook, sometimes.
I have two Windows 10 systems, and each has two different exchange accounts, one Office 365, one a corporate account. The corporate account is IPv4 only, and always works. Somewhat randomly, the Office 365 account goes into a disconnected state, but interestingly NOT at the same time on the two computers, but different times. Same account, same router, same DNS settings.
I haven't dug into it. I thought at first it was only happening when the router rebooted (I did that a lot at first getting it going), and I thought IPv6 connectivity was dropping. But much of today I was working on other (not network related) issues and noticed one computer working, the other would not.
Invariably rebooting the computer will fix it, at least for a while. Closing and opening outlook, ipconfig/flushdns does not fix it.
This note is the first time I had a hint it may be comcast related. I'm not exactly sure how, as I think i'm resolving against a local cache (in fact wouldn't you be also?).
I'll spend more time on it next time it acts up (it's been maybe a half dozen times between the two computers in two days), but if you found anything out would be curious.
So far that's the only thing that doesn't seem to be working correctly that shoul dbe using IPv6.
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