And there are tons of standard wireless routers that do the same thing, usually easier, better, and without risking your online security the way this does. I'm just saying, do the research on the downsides of what this could mean. If your login details get out for xfinity in any way (share with family, friends, log in from an unsecure location when traveling for streampix, lose phone, people come to your house and get it somehow, whatever way), you have just lost 100% of your security for good. Anyone could now log in remotely, change yoru passwords, disable your firewall, and open up any ports they want, possibly without you even noticing. Then they will always have free reign over your computer, can see what you do, remote control it, do whatever insidious things they want behind the scenes. This is a bad idea.
A personal modem and router are physical and staionary. You log into it directly from a direct connection.
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Is it me, or does this whole thing sound SUPER dangerous? An ability to take full control of your home wifi and firewall. The ability to log in, change your passwords, open up ports, and basically have full control of your private in home modem and wifi. All they need is your xfinity login details, or someone that happens to lose their phone that has the app installed. I'm just not understanding how this is actually a good thing to have. From a security standpoint, this seems like a nightmare that people should avoid. It's also one of the reasons I recomment people purchase their own DOCSIS modem and router. From a network security standpoint this just seems foolish for anyone to have. If I'm wrong, please tell me why.
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