Install Spectrum WiFi Profile on iOS & Android without the Spectrum App

I have an old Apple iPad4 and it’s running iOS 10.3.4, which is the last iOS update for this device. I tried to install the Spectrum WiFi Profile via the My Spectrum App and failed; the app requires iOS 12 or later. Here’s how to directly download the Spectrum WiFi Configuration Profile without the app.

Side Rant – The My Spectrum App is a really simple fucking app. Spectrum should have kept support for older devices and/or least provide instructions on how to install the Wifi Profile directly.

To install the Spectrum WiFi Profile on iOS and Android:

1. Use your phone browser and go to: https://wifiprofile.spectrum.net/?SourceApp=MSA

Note: This link works for both iOS and Android. The following instructions are for iOS.

2. Sign in with your Spectrum credentials

3. Tap “Allow” on the popup showing “This website is trying to open Settings to show you a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?”

4. This will open iOS settings showing the Spectrum WiFi Profile. Make sure “Signed by” has a green Verified ✓.

Tap “Install” at the upper right corner to install.

5. Enter your device Passcode to allow the installation.

6. At the “Install Profile” popup, tap “Install.”

7. Once the profile has installed, tap “Done” at the upper right corner.

Your Wifi profile can now be found in Settings > Profiles.

If you need to delete this or any configuration profiles in the future, go to Settings > Profiles, tap on the profile you wish to delete, and tap “Delete Profile.”

Home Webcam Captures Burglary in Action

TLDR: I chased some guy out of my garage with a knife and was featured on the local news.

Since I travel frequently and for extended periods to Tokyo, I have webcams installed so I can monitor my home while I’m away. On 8/15/2016 – My garage door was accidentally left open (Chamberlin Garage Keychain Remotes Suck) and at 11:58pm, I received notifications from my surveillance cameras of motion detected in the garage. My camera captured footage of a suspect rummaging through my car.

I went to the kitchen to grab a knife before going into the garage to confront the suspect. The suspect had taken an empty wallet from my car.

I chased the suspect out of my garage and he threw my wallet on the ground and was about to attack me. I started waving my knife at him while yelling “help” and “police.” – The suspect ran away on Overland Rd towards Rambling Rd.

My neighbor suggested I post the details of this incident on nextdoor.com. A day later, a reporter from 10news showed up at my door to do a segment on my story.

Thieves suck. I’m not sure why I used the word “gentleman” to describe the burglar.

Description of Suspect – Hair: Brown Hair, Top: Green sweatshirt, Bottom: Jeans, Age: 35-45, Build: Normal to heavy, Race: White, Sex: Male, Other details: Facial Hair: Goatee. Anyone with information should call the Encinitas Sheriff’s Department: (760) 966-3500 and reference the report number: CN 16141477.

Thought of the day:
Facial detection technology exists… couldn’t the authorities run facial detection on the photos I provided against the DMV database, then narrow down based on the description of the suspect? Also, everyone has a cell phone nowadays and telecom companies log location information (at minimum, which tower the device was connected to). Facebook can do it, why not the authorities?