Shaw is committed to delivering Canadians access to the best network experience possible. We are on a mission to be Canada’s leading connectivity company and are always working to expand our network to meet the growing data needs of our customers.
As part of this expansion, we have begun leveraging a feature on the Fibre+ Gateway (XB6 & XB7) and Hitron modems that provides the ability to broadcast a secondary WiFi network from a single home modem. This secondary WiFi network is accessible by Shaw and Freedom Mobile customers to keep them better connected.
Shaw Hotspot can be turned on or off for eligible modems by logging into the web version of My Shaw. This feature is not available through the My Shaw app.
What is the ShawMobileHotspot WiFi network?
Why is Shaw enabling this secondary WiFi network?
Who has access to this secondary WiFi network?
Why don’t Shaw customers have access to this network?
Which modems are now broadcasting this secondary WiFi network?
Will my home’s location be shown on a location map for hotspots?
Will broadcasting the secondary WiFi network impact the security of the modem in my home?
Will broadcasting a secondary WiFi network impact my modem’s power consumption?
Will the operation of this secondary WiFi network impact my broadband connection or data usage?
Will the operation of this secondary WiFi network impact my private WiFi network speeds?
Will I be responsible for the activities and data usage of others using this secondary WiFi network?
Does Shaw Hotspot use the same channel as my home WiFi? Will there be increased band utilization?
Will I be compensated for having this feature enabled on my modem?