Originally Posted by un-midas touch
I still see a problem. What's to stop someone from aggregating the public network with their own and just hogging all the bandwidth for themselves?
Originally Posted by Rayleyne
I'm sorry what? That's ludicrous, It's a terrible idea, The customer has to pay for electrical costs, It'll put more strain on the nodes, Plug up the wireless channels, Ontop of wich make everything slower, Routers have a limited amount of processing power and throughput, If two people are trying to get 10MB/sec out of something that can only do 10MB/sec total throughput over the whole device then both people end up with 5MB/sec
that's just retarded.
Happy to be australian here.
The wireless frequency congestion is really the main issue. The power usage is pretty minimal
The routers are capable of doing at least a 100mb/s connection, since comcast offers one... that's really expensive though so most people don't have it. They should easily be able to handle you with 50 and a few guests at 10 each... remember that people connecting to you won't be that common in most cases. Only people who can login have a comcast internet plan, so would be using their home connection day to day, not yours.
Since you have to login with your Comcast account, any abuse can be tracked and that persons usage restricted.