curious if they collecting/scanning APs and sending that data for datacollection, marketing?
I can look into this for you to get some information. To clarify, are you referring to the public Shaw Go WiFi hot spots?
no i am talking about peoples individual routers.. like at home and stuff. .
If you're worried about this, have Shaw place their modem/router into bridged mode and use your own wireless router / access point setup. It'll provide you with much better reception and speeds in most cases as well.
not worried at all. i dont even use the shaw low range wi-fi modem and its limited range . i am just curious i like to learn .
i had another account on here my questions got me banned about 5 years ago .. i guess shaw people are mroe friendly now
Wouldn't be surprised if they collect information from their "free" Shaw Wi-Fi. I doubt they'd stoop as low as collecting information from their residential units.
That said, even if they do they won't make that information available to anyone that will respond to you here. It will be way above the customer service/social media folks that answer questions on these boards.
Good question, but not realistic to expect an honest response. Wouldn't be able to trust a denial anyway... Even if one of the Shaw staff that frequents these boards asked about it, I expect they would be told "no" by their superiors, regardless of what the truth is.
good points .. i guess less people will be paying for internet sharing their go accounts............
its only 5/down and doesnt provide a real ip address its a private one and cant really use vpn. oh well for the bloggers and the hipsters they dont care
Yeah, I finally disabled the ShawOpen on my phone, not enough coverage, just enough to disconnect whatever I was doing on my phone while moving around (In Calgary, working on the train, get disconnected every time pulling into Chinook station for example )
good point maven , i cant remember which station it was but i would pick up westnet city wifi open in 5ghz holly it was fast .....................
In Calgary, one of the Saddledome stations has WestNet I think. It failed for me when I was playing with it
i remember the westnet saddledome one it worked very well at a game maybe where i was sitting . idont think there was shaw go at the time
Any "customer WiFi router" also is a "firewall" -- blocking all "unsolicited" incoming traffic, e.g., "port-scans" from hackers (and, if they try it, from Shaw employees). So, the only information that a "port-scan" would show would be the IP-address assigned by Shaw to the router, and the MAC-address of the network interface on the 'WAN' ("Internet" or "upload") side of the router. Everything else, e.g., "private" IP-addresses handed-out by the router to its wired/wireless clients, stays "private".
mdk, I believe the OP was asking if Shaw uses their provided wireless router/modem units to sniff the SSIDs and other publicly available WiFi information from the area around them. This is something they could accomplish without breaching customer privacy.
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