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Xfinity Wifi Hotspot Question

223 71 September 21, 2016 at 10:26 AM
Hello,

So I am look for a way to boost a xfinity wifi hotspot signal.

I am currently paying for xfinity internet at my parents house but instead of paying for twice at my apt, I wanted to see if theres a way to create a more stable connection based off of the xfinity wifi in my place.

The xfinity wifi connection is pretty good at my apt but only in 1 room, is there something I need to buy in order to extend that range into the rest of my rooms? I've looked into travel routers as being a solution through WISP mode but I also need to connect 1 device via LAN since it doesnt have wifi capabilities.

Can anyone help me with my dilemma?

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try dd-wrt repeater
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try dd-wrt repeater
How do you login comcrap wifi hotspot on a router?
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I'm doing something similar in my apartment right now. I have a laptop running 24/7 with Connectify installed (it turns your laptop into a router), as well as a USB high gain antenna. So the laptop is connected to 'xfinitywifi', while Connectify shares this connection and makes a virtual router with a wifi name of your choosing, which I can then connect to on another device. The speed isn't great (wifi hotspots top out at 16mbps and I rarely reach that speed), but it has been fine for watching videos and such. Once you are signed in on the router-laptop, it never seems to disconnect me or force me to log in again either.
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I'm doing something similar in my apartment right now. I have a laptop running 24/7 with Connectify installed (it turns your laptop into a router), as well as a USB high gain antenna. So the laptop is connected to 'xfinitywifi', while Connectify shares this connection and makes a virtual router with a wifi name of your choosing, which I can then connect to on another device. The speed isn't great (wifi hotspots top out at 16mbps and I rarely reach that speed), but it has been fine for watching videos and such. Once you are signed in on the router-laptop, it never seems to disconnect me or force me to log in again either.
Thanks for the reply i was thinking the same thing as a last resort, dont have a spare laptop to run 24/7 all day. Anyone have any any other suggestions?
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Thanks for the reply i was thinking the same thing as a last resort, dont have a spare laptop to run 24/7 all day. Anyone have any any other suggestions?
You might be able to do it with a cheap Windows tablet (Check Walmart...I picked one up for like $60 and it has a USB port, but I use that for other things and I haven't attempted it yet). You can also try using a device like this: https://www.amazon.com/urlhasbeen...7ADGY555DW. There were instructions on the web for setting it up so you can use a service that you have to sign in to (the video used hotel WiFi as an example, but I don't see why it wouldn't work the same with xfinity). I was going to go that route but I use the laptop as sort of a ghetto media center hooked up to my living room TV.
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You might be able to do it with a cheap Windows tablet (Check Walmart...I picked one up for like $60 and it has a USB port, but I use that for other things and I haven't attempted it yet). You can also try using a device like this: https://www.amazon.com/urlhasbeen...7ADGY555DW. There were instructions on the web for setting it up so you can use a service that you have to sign in to (the video used hotel WiFi as an example, but I don't see why it wouldn't work the same with xfinity). I was going to go that route but I use the laptop as sort of a ghetto media center hooked up to my living room TV.
Interesting.
Didn't know wireless travel router has a webpage to login Comcast.
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a review said that shit doesn't have MAC clone, so it's a deal killer, and it only has 1 antenna, 2.4ghz.

try to use 5ghz, because 2.4g maybe very slow, it's already too much interference,
some still use wireless G to slow down everyone.

dd-wrt forum some say they will ban MAC if connected 24/7 for a week, need to change MAC,
use ISP's pre/auto Authentication to avoid the login page.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=175024
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Hello,

So I am look for a way to boost a xfinity wifi hotspot signal.

I am currently paying for xfinity internet at my parents house but instead of paying for twice at my apt, I wanted to see if theres a way to create a more stable connection based off of the xfinity wifi in my place.

The xfinity wifi connection is pretty good at my apt but only in 1 room, is there something I need to buy in order to extend that range into the rest of my rooms? I've looked into travel routers as being a solution through WISP mode but I also need to connect 1 device via LAN since it doesnt have wifi capabilities.

Can anyone help me with my dilemma?
You could probably pickup the XFINITY WIFI hotspot from a closer neighbor. XFINITY free public wifi is on by default with a ComCast supplied router. I strongly advise turning this off. nod
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You could probably pickup the XFINITY WIFI hotspot from a closer neighbor. XFINITY free public wifi is on by default with a ComCast supplied router. I strongly advise turning this off. nod
I think this is what OP is doing...
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I think this is what OP is doing...
Yeah, can read so many ways given ComCast creates so much confusion. XFINITY public WIFI is seldom stable, practically useless in the evening, and VPN performance is atrocious as well.
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You could probably pickup the XFINITY WIFI hotspot from a closer neighbor. XFINITY free public wifi is on by default with a ComCast supplied router. I strongly advise turning this off. nod
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I think this is what OP is doing...

There is no XFINITY public WIFI.
You need to have a Comcast Internet service to use their WiFi hotspot.
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You need to have a Comcast Internet service to use their WiFi hotspot.
You have to have Comcast Internet service at a specific speed level (or above) - not all internet plans qualify
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There is no XFINITY public WIFI.
You need to have a Comcast Internet service to use their WiFi hotspot.
That is correct, subscribed tier of service will allow for use of that 'infrastructure'. Worth mentioning that if level of service does not allow access, people will (unknowingly) host that service by default if using ComCast's equipment.
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You have to have Comcast Internet service at a specific speed level (or above) - not all internet plans qualify
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That is correct, subscribed tier of service will allow for use of that 'infrastructure'. Worth mentioning that if level of service does not allow access, people will (unknowingly) host that service by default if using ComCast's equipment.
Is there a limit of how many devices can use XFINITY hotspot at a same time?
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