What brand are those WiFi routers?

June 14, 2017 at 14:04:13
Specs: several
In the list of WiFi names (SSIDs) that my tablet detects are
many that begin with "HOME-" followed by four characters,
then often "-2.4" on the end. I take it that they are the default
SSIDs assigned by the manufacturer of those routers.
What brand are they?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
June 14, 2017 at 14:11:36
The 2.4 is probably Ghz. The "Home" name is the name of the network. Without knocking on doors and asking people, I don't think there's any way you can determine the type of router being used.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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#2
June 14, 2017 at 16:05:36
Many of the SSIDs start with or include the brand name, such as
CenturyLink and HP. I recorded nine WiFi transmitters near me
whose SSIDs are "HOME-****", and there were more I didn't make
note of. It's pretty obvious that they are all the default SSIDs of
routers made by the same company, and whatever company that
is is a familiar one.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
June 14, 2017 at 16:21:50
They are Comcast/Xfinity routers, they always set up the SSID starting with "Home. If it's an older router you will just see 2.4 in the name. The newer ones will have 2.4 an d 5 in the name referring to the speed.

Or are you asking what brand they use?


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#4
June 14, 2017 at 17:49:36
I'm not sure what I'm asking. Knowing that they are Comcast/Xfinity
seems sufficient. I might ask at the local Comcast office to learn more.
Thank you!

If anyone wants to add any related factoids, go for it....

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
June 15, 2017 at 04:35:03
Not uncommon (in the UK certainly - and I suspect in Canada.USA too) for an isp to supply a rebadged router; one made by any one of the usual manufacturers. Occasionally they may tweak the firmware too so as to disallow some functions...

So some of the Comcast, Infinity etc. supplied routers might well be made by Netgear, D-link, Cisco-Linksys and so on?


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#6
June 16, 2017 at 08:10:25
I did a little more searching, they use an Arris modem/router.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...


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#7
June 18, 2017 at 08:25:06
The newer ones will have 2.4 an d 5 in the name referring to the speed.

Not to split hairs but 2.4 and 5 refer to the frequency (in GHz) of the radio's built into the device. Also, "speed" is incorrect terminology to use with regard to networks. Networks are rated in bandwidth

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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#8
June 18, 2017 at 12:20:05
Curt R, right you are, had a little brain fart on that one. Was at the pub when typing that one and not in my full capacity.

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#9
June 28, 2017 at 05:33:08
Arris Xfinity for example a TG862G/CT router

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