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Setup My Own Wifi in Hotel Room?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by clintjames77, May 8, 2012.

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  1. clintjames77

    clintjames77 Thread Starter

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    Hello! I am getting married in 4 days & then we're flying to Playa del Carmen for our honeymoon. The hotel has free high speed internet in the rooms, but no wifi. Is it possible to set up my own wifi network in our room using their LAN connection? Can we do this with just a wifi router & our iPhones or would we need to bring a laptop &/or other equiptment with us? Thanks for your help!! If I've left out any info that will help you answer this more fully, please don't hesitate to ask.

    ~Clint James
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Can't speak to your ability nor the particular hotel's network, but in general the answer is 'yes' you can. It's certainly possible to do any needed router configuration with an iPhone, but I suggest you practice before the trip if you have not done so.
     
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    Most hotels that I've been to have a login screen that pops up as soon as you open your browser. If my hotel in Mexico requires such a login, even though it's free, could this impede my ability to set up the wifi network?
     
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    Yes, it will. You may be able to get around that by using your router only as a wireless access point (disable its Dhcp server and connect to a LAN port instead of the WAN port).
     
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