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how to boost signal of public wifi which demand user and password

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  1. joe6398

    joe6398 Thread Starter

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    hello everyone,

    my problem is how to boost the signal of public wifi
    which demands user name and password (web authentication ),
    like in hotels, or even from Iphone hotspot.

    Right now i am using acess point TP-LINK WA801ND,
    which in universal REPEATER mood increase signal of private wifi,
    but failed to do so when needed web authentication.
    To be more exact, the connection is made but the page with user name and password never comes.
    my question so would be : is there a way to overcome this problem using this device,
    or is there any other device like maybe strong antenna which will make the work for me ??

    thank you in advance
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Have you checked with the hotel personnel? In some cases they have a poorly designed wireless network, but in other cases the Wi-Fi is meant for only part of the hotel and they supply ethernet connections to the other rooms.
     
  3. joe6398

    joe6398 Thread Starter

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    Thank you , but my question was general , not any particular hotel. In many hotels the signal is strong at the corridor , but poor inside rooms. i had been trying to connect with the AP in many hotels and also to wifi services of big mobile companies, always the same. the laptop alone manage to connect and get internet if i go where signal is strong. when use the AP i manage to boost the signal inside the room very strongly, but cannot get internet coz page with user name and password fails to come.
     
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    A more powerful antenna always has promise, especially if it can be placed several feet away from the computer. Otherwise, I know no answer to your general question.
     
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    A "Rube Goldberg" solution that may work, at least in some situations, is to connect to the network with a computer and then use ICS to share that connection with an ethernet or second Wi-Fi connection to communicate with the computer(s) you actually use.
     
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