Skip to comments.Amazon wants to share your Wi-Fi with neighbors. Here's how to opt out. ... The feature will launch on eligible Echo devices June 8
Posted on 06/08/2021 5:48:16 AM PDT by Red Badger
Amazon is working on a shared low-bandwidth network and it needs your help – specifically your Wi-Fi.
By pooling neighbor's Wi-Fi together, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant says its Amazon Sidewalk network can extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices, ultimately helping them stay better connected to the internet.
The shared network works off of Sidewalk Bridge devices – including select Echo and Ring devices – together.
Sidewalk launched on eligible Ring devices last year, but will launch on eligible Echo devices on June 8.
"These Bridge devices share a small portion of your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide these services to you and your neighbors," according to Amazon's website. "And when more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger."
For instance, Sidewalk allows users to continue to receive motion alerts from Ring Security Cams even if a device loses its Wi-Fi connection, an Amazon spokesperson told FOX Business. Additionally, Sidewalk can be used to control your Ring smart lights at the end of a driveway or to track down a lost pet, the spokesperson said.
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I notice that Jeff Bezos doesn’t share his wealth. He’s amassed quite a fortune.
But as a billion dollar Marxist he thinks you should share your wifi.
Comcast already does that. You can opt out.
From each according to ability, to each according to need.
I was a little surprised when the morning newsreader on our local NBC affiliate tv station editorialized on air after reading a story on this subject.
She actually cringed and said, “I don’t like this. Too creepy.”
= ZERO =
And I intend for it to stay that way. I don't need voice control spying on my life.
How does one OPT out???
I have ROKU and my husband wanted a Firestick to go on his TV. I ordered one and installed it. It was way too slow and complicated for him. It has the Alexa voice in the remote. I showed him how good my ROKU works and he said order one of those for him. He loves the ROKU so we gave the Firestick to the granddaughter, after deregistering it of course. I’m glad he made that choice because I don’t trust anything like that from Amazon. The ROKU has more free channels and shows and doesn’t buffer the way the Firestick did. He can also watch live news, weather, etc. on the ROKU without the buffering that he had with the Firestick. We have satellite Internet that has some latency and didn’t like the Firestick on it. I’m glad it worked out that way.
“ How do I disable/enable my Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspot feature? What happens if I choose to disable it?
We encourage you to keep your Home Hotspot enabled as it allows more people to enjoy the benefits of Xfinity WiFi, but you can always choose to disable it on your Wireless Gateway. Using the Xfinity app (available to download on Apple App Store or Google Play) or xFi site, navigate to Connect > See Network > Advanced Settings >Xfinity WiFi Hotspot Network and slide the toggle to enable/disable your Home Hotspot. Using My Account, navigate to Services > Internet to access the Xfinity WiFi Hotspot. Read more about turning the Home Hotspot off or on and for step-by-step instructions.”
Please, I want to give you money so you can spy on me...
get a small faraday cage.
My question would be encroachment. Would this tax the bandwidth of others and their devices? Such as one having tons of these devices in their home putting an unfair load on those who only have one device and almost no load?
Even those who have none of these devices? How does it keep the guy in between from having his WiFi tapped also creating unapproved access and burden on resources? Will they have the tech to steal resources even without a passkey?
Best option is to purchase your own cable modem.
Or an empty tomato juice can..................
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