I’ve been coming to this coffee shop with this same network and same laptop for almost 2 years now. Today, for some reason, my laptop decided it didn’t want to play nicely with the network. I could connect to both the 2.4 and 5GHz networks but I couldn’t ping anything… DNS issue?
The first thing I tried was setting my connection to use Google’s DNS:
Next step? Restart my computer.
I look around and see that there’s
XFINITY networks, and I’m reminded that I can connect
and that the
XFINITY has a secure connection capability. Some googlin’ brings me to this support
page. Well shit, Linux
isn’t supported. I decide to give it a go anyway, and I’m presented with this screen:
I filled in those values based on the suggestions for Android from.
Well, initially I had
No CA certificate is required but that didn’t feel right, so, more googlin’ and I
found this AskUbuntu answer that suggested the
Lo and behold, it worked!
Now, am I 100% certain this is the same security level as what XFINITY is claiming on other platforms? No, but I’m like 95% and that’s good enough for the next few hours.- Jesse