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Hotel WiFi checks every GET and POST to see if you're a registered guest.
xampl9 (Moto phone)
February 7th, 2018 6:43pm
Of course. These local wifis have to do something to block non logged in users.
I wonder if an encrypted VPN would get through the wifi symbol with the question mark next to it. I should try that next time at McDonald's or Starbucks.
How does it differentiate guest from non guest? Where I have stayed, only the password was needed. I'm sure that the houses right next to the hotel knew the password which never changed.
> How does it differentiate guest from non guest? Where I have stayed, only the password was needed.
If you mean how does the wifi hardware determine who is a guest once they're logged in, it's probably the MAC address of each user's network interface.
If you mean how does a commonly known password be regarded as private and secure for guests only, then - lulz.