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Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

jj59
I Plan to Stick Around

How to enable guest mode on new rogers Ignite TV modem/router?

 

 

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Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

jj59
I Plan to Stick Around
Yes! My building just installed Bell fibre to my unit and I’m seriously considering switching.

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

Don_Ca
I'm a Reliable Contributor
It has not changed. However Covid has, so I suspect your need for Guest wifi has dropped at bit with fewer guests.

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

CrimsonTiger
I've Been Here Awhile
Not really... I mean, yes COVID means fewer guests. But it won't last forever, and restrictions will eventually ease. Even if we just keep our group to inlaws and family visiting, there are still tweens and teens visiting I'd prefer to keep out of my network files. Not that they're malicious, but generally curiousity overcomes respect for privacy...

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

jj59
I Plan to Stick Around
Of course I don’t have guests now but that doesn’t mean I don’t need the functionality. An acceptable alternative would also simply be for them to fully deactivate wifi so that I can use my own router without signal or other compatibility issues. Currently signals remain active even if you place it into bridge mode.

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

FYI, we do not have Guest WiFi on the XB6 because Comcast implemented a different solution for their customers: Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspots

The advantage with their approach is that guests' network traffic goes out on a different logical connection from the customer's Internet traffic, so Comcast can track it separately and guest traffic does not get counted in a customer's data usage.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/help-guests-get-online

 

It is also possible that something might be changing in Comcast-land because come December 17, 2020, Xfinity WiFi On Demand passes will no longer be available for purchase.   That would mean no guest WiFi for non-Comcast customers.

 

I don't know why they are doing this.  Perhaps the WiFi passes were not the cash cow that they had hoped it would be... or... they are just closing a loophole where Comcast customers started using free Xfinity WiFi passes when they hit their data caps... or... perhaps Comcast has buckled from all the pressure and will FINALLY allow their users (and their Cable Co customers' customers) to just simply configure a separate Guest WiFi network.