[talk] Optimum provided home router madness

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Feb 2 10:19:34 EST 2015

On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 10:06:50AM -0500, Nick Danger wrote:
> On 02/02/2015 09:25 AM, George Rosamond wrote:
> > Nick Danger:
> I read that link and thought "Who the hell still uses PINE, or Mutt" and
> then remembered I just had to install Mutt on a new server I built for
> someone that has been at the school for almost 30 years now. *sigh*

Writing from mutt....

> > 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?
> No, its still there. I think they made it "opt in" now. The claim is
> that by offering a small bit of your bandwidth to other customers, that
> wont impact your overall speed promises from the ISP.
> I have the new Comcast modem sitting on my floor. I don't want to
> replace the one I have now with it because I don't want the built in
> WiFi. One of these days I'll scrape together some hardware and build a
> pfSense box and replace the whole current messy setup I have.

At some point, when changing my TWC modem, it wound up breaking my
network--there was a wifi router which I didn't want and it took a few
hours on the phone with them to get it to turn off.

Scott Robbins
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