[talk] Optimum provided home router madness

Mark Saad mark.saad at ymail.com
Mon Feb 2 09:38:41 EST 2015

> On Feb 2, 2015, at 9:25 AM, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Nick Danger:
>> One of the WiFi's is layer 2 back to "HQ" so they can let everyone on
>> the same company/brand surf the modem at your house without knowing your
>> wifi username and password.
> (top-posting is bad http://www.nycbug.org/index.cgi?action=lists)
> Ha.
> I was under the impression that Comcast and TWC got rid of residential
> users providing free wifi to their customers.  Wasn't that some /. story
> a while back?

I remember this , it was like 6months ago . I can't find any references . 

> It's sort of a funny issue.  On the one hand, residential users are
> powering the cable company's wifi for their other customers with no
> compensation.  

I don't event think customer knows it's enabled nor what the impact is .

> On the other hand, a lot of their customers using others
> wifi are likely to come under the sights of the RIAA/MPAA and their
> racketeering cohorts.  No?

So as a optimum wifi user ( while waiting in my lirr station for the train to leave ) I noticed they do two thinks . 1 they inject a bit of JavaScript into your browser to show you a floating html element that has you monthly wifi usage. 2 they don't really keep good tabs on what devices are on this network . I forked it a while back and found hp wireless printers , and random wifi desktops ,lots of crud . 

I would think they scrape everything they can for advertising purposes and they make to much money from that to even care about mpaa issues . 

Mark saad | mark.saad at ymail.com 
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