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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Robin Masters, Dec 26, 2021.

  1. Robin Masters

    Robin Masters Lurker
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    Hey there friendly people.

    I have a chromecast and am trying to connect to a hotel wifi. The problem I've encountered is the chromecast won't connect to the hotel wifi even though my devises have connected.

    Is there a simple way to connect to the hotels wifi on the chromecast.

    Thanks so much

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Does it see the hotel wifi? What happens when you try to connect?
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Call the front desk and get the credentials for wifi from them.
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  4. Robin Masters

    Robin Masters Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It says on the chromecast it can't connect and to reset the modem. It's a guest wifi that had a login for guests
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Most hotels use a captive portal system where you can connect to their network but won't route to the internet until you accept an EULA in a web page. Try connecting to the hotel's wifi then immediately opening a browser. You should be redirected to their portal page. You may have to do this on Chromecast, too.
  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If your hotel TV is a smart TV I'd just use the integrated TV apps, setting up your own Chromecast onto a public WiFi network is a security and a privacy nightmare. You'll be intentionally adding your Chromecast to open access on an unsecured network. Think back to when you needed to first set up your Chromecast, it has its own unsecured mini-web server that you temporarily access to then pair up the device to your home network. It's the pairing up/connection process that's going to be a problem. Then it's a matter of having your Chromecast connected to an unsecured public WiFi network, a much different environment than your presumably secured home network.

    If you travel a lot, it might be worth investing in a portable router/hotspot device. Then instead of relying upon risky public WiFi services you'll always have your own personal, mobile WiFi network. You can setup your portable WiFi network at home and configure whatever mobile devices you'll be bringing with you so everything is already set up to use.

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