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For the record, I have never used wireless and never will.
The concept is a good idea
I assume from the context that Lame_Wolf specifically meant meant Wi-Fi.I am, and sorry if I wasn't clear.
I can see his point about the potential problems if somebody used your connection to download illegal material.My ISP front line people try and try to sell you wi-fi, but they won't listen to anything but what they've been programmed to say. However, when I speak to the security guys there, none of them will touch wi-fi with a bargepole.
I wouldn't be concerned over the power usage as the router is likely to be turned on.
However, putting things into context, most people are unlikely to be attacked/hacked through their personal WiFi as there are many other more important and financially beneficial targets, and many other schemes (malware) out there presenting soft targets. Not using WiFi is reducing your risk.My gardener was forever piggybacking onto other people's network as he wanted to listen to music whilst he worked. You'll be surprised how many do it.
You will always have the ability to disable the XFINITY WiFi feature on your Wireless Gateway by calling 1-800-XFINITY. You can also visit My Account at [customer.comcast.com...] click on “Users & Preferences”, and then select “Manage XFINITY WiFi.”
FWIW, it's no different IMO than having a PC infected with a botnet that the bot herder rents out to 3rd parties which is clearly illegal.
The phone company doesn't need to go beyond the modem.