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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 19:02
nin
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 19:02
Jun 10, 2014, 19:02
nin
 
Comcast turns Houston home routers into 150,000 public hotspots.

Paygate. What the fuck is that about? And as someone on /. says:

So does this mean that charges for copyright infringement (or other such activities) will no longer be brought against people based on IP Address evidence alone? Because this certainly gives a lot of people a lot of plausible deniability.


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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 20:03
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 20:03
Jun 10, 2014, 20:03
 
Great, now pedos, pirates and everyone else can use your Comcast home router! What could go wrong?
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 20:09
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 20:09
Jun 10, 2014, 20:09
 
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 19:02:
Comcast turns Houston home routers into 150,000 public hotspots.

Paygate. What the fuck is that about? And as someone on /. says:

So does this mean that charges for copyright infringement (or other such activities) will no longer be brought against people based on IP Address evidence alone? Because this certainly gives a lot of people a lot of plausible deniability.

That was my first thought. Maybe they've figured out a new way to track infringers based on MAC address?

Still I love the idea of having access to 50000 wifi routers practically wherever I go.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 20:10
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 20:10
Jun 10, 2014, 20:10
 
Julio wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 20:03:
Great, now pedos, pirates and everyone else can use your Comcast home router! What could go wrong?

HEY! Don't use "pedos" and "pirates" in the same sentence as "Comcast." You're insulting the pedos and pirates!
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 20:15
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 20:15
Jun 10, 2014, 20:15
 
So they are going to default 50,000 to 150,000 home routers in to becoming public hotspots. The question that immediately comes to mind is what are they going to do to the issue of bandwidth caps and whether the public traffic is counted towards the paying consumer? It would be pretty shady to force share a paying user's connection and make them suffer through congestion and usage. The other elephant in the room is how are they going to secure the consumers LAN against public traffic.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 21:40
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 21:40
Jun 10, 2014, 21:40
 
I would want to know why the fuck I should suffer random people hogging any of my bandwidth...
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 10, 2014, 23:30
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 10, 2014, 23:30
Jun 10, 2014, 23:30
 
That is going to be one hilarious lawsuit after another.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 01:12
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 01:12
Jun 11, 2014, 01:12
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 21:40:
I would want to know why the fuck I should suffer random people hogging any of my bandwidth...

And do they even have the right? Could people opt-out? What's the angle here? Can anyone access the wi-fi or only Comcast subscribers? What's the resulting health effects here? How much more electromagnetic radiation are they dumping into Houston with that?
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 02:01
Jaxx
 
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 02:01
Jun 11, 2014, 02:01
 Jaxx
 
The way it works is the routers themselves (dorys) will have two provisioned states. One is your private network and the other is the public wifi. Each is segmented from each other, will not see each other, and provide different IPs.

Each provisioned state has it's own bandwidth. It will NOT impact the subscribers data usage, bandwidth, etc.

To use teh public wifi, you must login with your comcast.net email address. If you have a valid account, it's free. if you do not have an active internet account, you can pay by the hour.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 02:25
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 02:25
Jun 11, 2014, 02:25
 
Jaxx wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 02:01:
The way it works is the routers themselves (dorys) will have two provisioned states. One is your private network and the other is the public wifi. Each is segmented from each other, will not see each other, and provide different IPs.

Each provisioned state has it's own bandwidth. It will NOT impact the subscribers data usage, bandwidth, etc.

To use teh public wifi, you must login with your comcast.net email address. If you have a valid account, it's free. if you do not have an active internet account, you can pay by the hour.

Yup, yup, and yup.
And, since no additional signal, no additional health effects, though it's horrifying to see people on this board claiming wifi damages you.

I don't think this will be much used, and I dislike that Comcast does it but still charges you a "rental" fee. There's one in my building now, recently added, and I don't know if it's a neighbor or some firmware pushed to mine. There's something like 180 apartments in this building, so I guess it could be either easily, but...
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 02:37
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 02:37
Jun 11, 2014, 02:37
 
Well, having to log in will certainly deter the pedos and pirates.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 03:09
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 03:09
Jun 11, 2014, 03:09
 
Apple Is Banning Apps That Reward Social Sharing and App Promotion

Apple should have banned IAPs instead. Those have become a cancer out of control, especially the >$3/pay-to-win ones.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 04:46
Ant
 
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 04:46
Jun 11, 2014, 04:46
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jacobvandy wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 21:40:
I would want to know why the fuck I should suffer random people hogging any of my bandwidth...
All your bandwidth are belong to me.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 07:24
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 07:24
Jun 11, 2014, 07:24
 
I wonder if those customers are allowed to switch to using their own cable modem and router (as I do with Comcast). It seems to me the only way this can be working is if all those customers are using Comcast devices in their homes.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 11:59
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 11:59
Jun 11, 2014, 11:59
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 20:15:
So they are going to default 50,000 to 150,000 home routers in to becoming public hotspots. The question that immediately comes to mind is 1) what are they going to do to the issue of bandwidth caps and 2) whether the public traffic is counted towards the paying consumer? 3) It would be pretty shady to force share a paying user's connection and make them suffer through congestion and usage. 4) The other elephant in the room is how are they going to secure the consumers LAN against public traffic.

Comcast Wanker:

1) Nothing. Your bandwith caps will stay in place.
2) Yes, it is.
3) *crickets*
4) We're not. Nor will we safeguard you against people using your involuntary hotspot to download child pornography.

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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 14:54
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 14:54
Jun 11, 2014, 14:54
 
Or you could actually read how it works instead of just constantly dumping on every single thing posted on this site.

Your schtick is old, wanker
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 18:40
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 18:40
Jun 11, 2014, 18:40
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 02:25:
Jaxx wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 02:01:
The way it works is the routers themselves (dorys) will have two provisioned states. One is your private network and the other is the public wifi. Each is segmented from each other, will not see each other, and provide different IPs.

Each provisioned state has it's own bandwidth. It will NOT impact the subscribers data usage, bandwidth, etc.

To use teh public wifi, you must login with your comcast.net email address. If you have a valid account, it's free. if you do not have an active internet account, you can pay by the hour.

Yup, yup, and yup.
And, since no additional signal, no additional health effects, though it's horrifying to see people on this board claiming wifi damages you.


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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2014, 18:42
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 18:42
Jun 11, 2014, 18:42
 
Nadool wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 14:54:
Or you could actually read how it works instead of just constantly dumping on every single thing posted on this site.

Your schtick is old, wanker

Go fuck yourself and learn to recognize a joke about your terrible customer service, Brian L Roberts.
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