Saved: How to hack your hotel's finicky wi-fi to stream shows

How to hack your hotel's finicky wi-fi to stream shows

By Bloomberg





















How do even five-star hotel rooms have such utterly inadequate cable TV setups?Do they really need multiple house channels to loop videos on the hotel happy hour and spa specials? If only you could stream just Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO.



But streaming devices such as those made by Roku, Apple, Amazon.com, and Google require internet access, and hotel W-Fi networks are infamously finicky. Most require users to navigate web-based log-in pages that prompt you for your name and room number (and push those spa specials). Those log-in pages—their technical name is, somewhat ominously, “captive portals”—can seem impenetrable barriers to streaming. Read more...



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November 1, 2016 at 12:00PM

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