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Connect Device to Public Xfinitywifi


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#1 connect2comp

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:55 PM

I am trying to connect a device (sensor) to a xfinitywifi public wifi. The xfinitywifi requires a username and password which I have and I can access it from my tablet however in order to connect this device (the sensor) to the internet I need a key/passphrase which is usually found on a modem but in this case it’s a public hotspot. So is there a work around in order to connect the sensor?



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#2 Trikein

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 07:14 PM

Can you give any information on the sensor? Model number? Specs? If it is hardcoded to require a password, it might be designed to only connect to secure networks for security reasons. 

 

Besides that, you could use a wireless adapter as a intermediary between the sensor and the public wifi. You would need to register on the Hotspot with your tablet and then clone it's MAC address to replace the adapters. This is assuming the Hotspot uses MAC addresses and not token cookies on your computer to register the connection.



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 07:45 PM

It is a wifi sensor that is designed to connect to a wifi source that is either open (no security) or if it has security it needs a key/passphrase.



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:43 AM

No model number? If not, then I think you have answered your own question; won't work.






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