I found this device in a trash bin with SN:M40646NGH579. Sticker says property of Comcast. I talked to Comcast and they said they don't use the equipment anymore. What is the purpose of this device and can I keep it legally?
This device was used by Comcast to deliver digital television to its customers. If the device still works, you can use it with your TV to enjoy certain features a tv cable may offer. For a complete diagram on how to configure it, you can look on the official start guide.