Re: viewing users on wifi


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi, Carolyn.

Xfinity is the consumer brand from Comcast. The products include TV, Internet, home security, home phone and mobile phone services and they all use the name Xfinity, such as Xfinity TV, Xfinity Internet, etc.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 11/21/2018 7:33 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Thanks. I never heard of XFinity, don't know what that is. 

Best regards,

Carolyn 


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This feature has nothing to do with the person's account who
uses the modem for his personal use.  It allows another user
to log onto the XFinity network.  The user provides
information to log into XFinity.  He uses his own username
and password.  This feature allows any user to log into
XFinity using any XFinity router in his range.  This gives
him access to XFinity, not in any way to the owner's private
network.
 
Gene.  
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How can that happen, when we always have to put in the code
to get anything on Wi-Fi? 

Best regards,

Carolyn 


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It will use any XFinity router.  It connects to the WiFi but
not to the users' network.  I don't know what you would see
in the devices list.
 
Gene
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I wonder how it works with Comcast xfinity? I use wifi all
around town. When out of range of my home wifi network
xfinity will use any router that is close by. So on my home
network it is secured but on xfinity it is not. I often use
it to listen to a news program when out and about. I also
often use it when out of town using xfinity routers.
 
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I just did it to refresh my memory of just how it can be
done with my router.  It's reasonably fast and efficient
unless it is a measure you want to take so often that you
might want something like a utility, that might be faster.
 
If you go to your Router's web page, then book mark it, you
can get the information quickly.  My router's home page
shows the information in a table on the home page so, once
I'm on the page, if you use control home to make sure you
are at the top of the page, then type t once, you are at the
beginning of the table.  
 
And a feature you may find useful is that it doesn't just
show what is connected, it shows what has connected in the
past even if its not connected now.  So you can see if a
connection has been made that is not legitimate.  I haven't
looked at this to any extent, but I seem to remember there
is some way of disabling an unwanted device or connection,
I'm not sure just what it is.
 
Gene
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] viewing users on wifi
 
I can see all who are connected to my router in any way by
looking at information on the web page the router displays
if I use a browser to look at the proper page.  The router
web pages are standard web pages and you likely have such
web pages available as well.  There may be other faster
ways, but that's probably one way you can get the
information.
 
Gene
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Subject: [TechTalk] viewing users on wifi
 

Hi,

Is there a program I can use to view who is all using my
wifi that is jaws accessible?

Thanks

 











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