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Why is there Xfinity WiFi everywhere?

Comcast uses its customers’ modems to broadcast a secondary access point it calls an Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot. This is a public, unsecured network always called “xfinitywifi.” Because Comcast uses both business and residential customer modems to broadcast this network, you see it very frequently.

How do I get free Xfinity WiFi everywhere?

To sign up to Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, go to http://www.internetessentials.com. Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will also be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit http://www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Can I use my Xfinity WiFi at another house?

The Xfinity WiFi service is designed to work on a separate network so that your home network remains entirely secure. By allowing guests to use the Xfinity WiFi network you won’t need to share your private home WiFi network password and bandwidth with guests.

Can you have Xfinity WiFi at two different locations?

Yes, you can have two accounts. It sounds like two different addresses, so this is not a problem. If the account is already in his name he would need to take steps to close the account and then you could open a new one in your name. Or he can change ownership of the account and put it in your name.

Why does my phone always connect to XFINITY WiFi?

Turn off auto-connect on Android phones Here’s how to stop your Samsung phone from auto-connecting to Xfinity WiFi hotspots: Go to Settings > Connections > WiFi > XFINITY > Settings > Auto Connect. Set Auto Connect to off.

Is XFINITY public WiFi safe?

Secure Xfinity WiFi (XFINITY) encrypts the traffic passing between a user’s device and the hotspot. The encryption continuously scrambles and decodes the traffic, helping to protect users from the risk of wireless eavesdropping.

Can you use Xfinity WiFi without paying?

Enjoy Xfinity WiFi at no additional cost ” it’s included with your internet service. Plus get access to security features at millions of hotspots across the country.

What is the range of Xfinity WiFi hotspots?

I noticed I can be in a parking lot pretty far away (500+ feet?) from any hotspot listed in the xfinity wifi app, and still have about 1 Mbps connection. Typically wifi doesn’t get much further than a 50-100 feet, particularly in residential locations.

How long will Xfinity WiFi be free?

Today, the company announced it will extend free access to its 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them, including non-customers, through the end of 2020.

Can I use my home WiFi away from home?

You can be thousands of miles away and still use your network to full advantage. Three simple rules apply: Your network and its devices have to be powered on, the network has to be connected to the Internet, and you must have Internet access wherever you are.

Why can’t I stream Xfinity away from home?

The reason for this error could be that: You are away from home. If you have a VPN enabled in your system and the default route goes to the VPN. You are accessing Xfinity Stream using a proxy server or an Internet connection that is different from that Xfinity recognizes.

Can I add Xfinity service to another address?

We can help you transfer your Xfinity services to a new address. Just tell us a bit about your move at xfinity.com/moving, and we’ll take care of the rest. You can even use Xfinity WiFi Hotspots to stay connected while you’re moving.

How many people can use a Comcast account?

If you want to give other members of your household access to your master Xfinity account, you can create up to six distinct users online.

What’s the difference between XFINITY and xfinitywifi?

The first SSID is called xfinitywifi and is open for public use. The second is called XFINITY and is used to provide secure, encrypted connections to customers who have downloaded and installed the Xfinity WiFi secure profile on their device(s).

How do I stop my iPhone from connecting to XFINITY?

Go to Settings > WiFi. Click the “i” icons next to the XFINITY and xfinitywifi networks. Toggle off auto-join.

How do I stop my phone from automatically connecting to WiFi?

On Android To stop your Android device from auto-connecting to open networks: Open the Android settings and go to Network & Internet. Select Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi preferences. Turn off the Connect to public networks toggle switch.

How does XFINITY public WiFi work?

You’re good to automatically connect to secure Xfinity WiFi hotspots as soon as you turn on your phone. To auto-connect to unsecure public xfinitywifi, it just takes one click to access hotspots within range. Go to Settings > WiFi, then from the list of in-range networks, select “xfinitywifi.”

How do I watch XFINITY away from home?

Over 250+ channels can be live streamed when you’re not home using the Xfinity Stream app and portal. You can also watch on the Xfinity Stream Beta app for Amazon Fire TV devices, as well as cast it to supported Chromecast devices.

How do I make my Xfinity WiFi secure?

Navigate to Gateway > Connection > Wi-Fi, then select Edit to change the security mode. To complete the change, click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.

Can I just buy Xfinity hotspot?

Xfinity hotspots are available for free to Xfinity customers and non-Xfinity internet customers as well. They are available at out-of-the-home locations. Can I Just Buy Xfinity Hotspot? All Xfinity Mobile subscribers, as well as qualified Xfinity Internet customers, receive complimentary Xfinity WiFi.