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Internet Becomes "Limited" after starting up a Hotspot

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I have no idea how they have setup your shared service so really don't know what to ask them either other than are they blocking ad-hoc and/or hotspots somehow. The person at the front desk may not even know.
    Thanks for the help so far, I'll try asking them a few things. Hope you have a good day.

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  2. #12


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    If the place you are at is using the same type of Captive portal software that is used for hotel's, etc. There is going to be no way to use your computer as an Access Point.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If the place you are at is using the same type of Captive portal software that is used for hotel's, etc. There is going to be no way to use your computer as an Access Point.
    Even though I've made it happen hundreds of times?
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  4. #14


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    Again they most likely have made changes in the software that runs the system for the network, or updated it with new rules and/or policies. Mainly to make sure that people are not trying to setup a Mesh network, or extend the network through the use of a Virtual hotspot software.

    These networks are not setup to allow max speed available. They throttle each connection for each user connected to not allow them to bog the network down for others that wish to access it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Again they most likely have made changes in the software that runs the system for the network, or updated it with new rules and/or policies. Mainly to make sure that people are not trying to setup a Mesh network, or extend the network through the use of a Virtual hotspot software.

    These networks are not setup to allow max speed available. They throttle each connection for each user connected to not allow them to bog the network down for others that wish to access it.
    Already my thought process on it all, but thank you regardless. I'll try a MAC address method tomorrow. Have a good night Ma'am/Sir.
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    If you try changing your MAC address, the owners of that system, can look at it as a hack attempt and completely lock you out for violation of the TOS.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If you try changing your MAC address, the owners of that system, can look at it as a hack attempt and completely lock you out for violation of the TOS.
    No not that, I'm going to ask my front desk to put my MAC address in remote bridges MAC address thing under WDS in the wireless menu, it's worth a shot.
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    The front desk has no control or access to the system. The company that owns it, are the only ones that can make any changes. They will not do anything special for you. Again, it is looked at as someone wanting to bypass having to pay for each device connected to their network.

    I would suggest getting a Mobile Hotspot that will allow you to share your own connection to your devices while traveling.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    The front desk has no control or access to the system. The company that owns it, are the only ones that can make any changes. They will not do anything special for you. Again, it is looked at as someone wanting to bypass having to pay for each device connected to their network.

    I would suggest getting a Mobile Hotspot that will allow you to share your own connection to your devices while traveling.
    They can indeed do it, the question is, will they do it? Not good at explaining this kind of stuff. The staff here is pretty lenient so it's worth a shot but I'm not getting my hopes up. As for the hotspot, Mother ran through it on Netflix so lawl.
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  10. #20


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    Again the front desk has no control over the on site Internet. They contract it with a third party, which is spelled out in the Splash screen when you connect and the TOS you have to agree with.
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