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enable business public wifi

wildherre
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enable business public wifi

Im a new business customer and own my own equipment.. I am using a sb6141 modem and a Netgear r6400 modem . I want to offer xfinty wifi at my business. Is this possibe with this equipment? Thanks, Ken

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Re: enable business public wifi

No. The only devices capable of Comcast's "xfinitywifi" scheme are the rented wireless gateways (Cisco DPC3939B or DPC3941B).

 

However, your R6400 does have a "guest network" feature that you can enable. This will allow you to offer free WiFi, with the added benefit of NOT having to be a Comcast customer to use it. (The "xfinitywifi" offers free wifi IF you are a Comcast subscriber; if not, then it is free for 30 minutes at a time, with payment required after that.)

wildherre
New Member

Re: enable business public wifi

Thanks for quick reply... You answer is what I was expecting.. I have the guest  wifi enabled on the r6400 now but it doesnt have a good way of limiting  bandwidth & was thinking the xfinity wifi may be a better way to go..Thanks again, wildherre

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Re: enable business public wifi

Yeah, you may need a more advanced router to be able to limit guest bandwidth. I believe the ASUS RT-xxxx line can do this (if the stock firmware can't, then certainly DD-WRT or Tomato aftermarket firmwares could. Your Netgear might even be compatible with those firmwares too)