Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

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Hotel WiFi checks every GET and POST to see if you're a registered guest.
Permalink Send private email 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.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
February 7th, 2018 8:21pm
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.
Permalink Tristan 
February 7th, 2018 11:07pm
> 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.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
February 7th, 2018 11:58pm
Surely all semi-public wifi providers need to track who does what to protect themselves legally from illegal activity?
Permalink Rafael Sabatini 
February 8th, 2018 2:59am

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