how can i connect to hotspots with WRT54GS ? Vs. Chillispot

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by kittycat, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. kittycat

    kittycat Network Guru Member

    Hi, i want to do the contrary (well... not exactly) than Chillispot :)

    i want to be able to use my wrt54gs with dd-wrt to connect to a few hotspots that i have around my house.

    is it possible ? can anyone point me in the right direction ?
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Do these hotspots display a splash page and require that you enter a username before you can access the internet when connecting to them? If so then you're going to have a hard time getting your WRT establish a usable internet connection with them. (I'm sure it could be done with some kind of script running on the router but that increases the complexity greatly.)

    If there's no splash page when you connect to these hotspots then you'll probably want to try searching for "Client Mode". ;)
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    either client mode or wds i think will work.
  4. kittycat

    kittycat Network Guru Member

    2 of them have a splash page, and 4 or 5 are just out right open.
    I tried setting up client mode, with no success. :sad:
    could you give me a few pointers as to the procedure ?
    also, i believe that for wds, i would need their mac addresses, which i don t have
  5. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Re: how can i connect to hotspots with WRT54GS ? Vs. Chillis

    It looks like you have some security concious network neighbors..

    If the hotspots are running Chillispot - they are most likely using authentication servers. Without an account, you will be unable to access their services. As for the open hotspots, if they are running any wireless security (WEP or WPA) or simply have MAC filtering, you are not going to get in without their permission
  6. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    dellsweig is right. The simple solution is to use a laptop/PDA etc and connect with these "open" AP's and see if you can access the internet. If you can then your WRT should be able to connect to them in Client Mode.

    Note that it would be a good idea to get permission before bumming off someone else's internet connection...

    Regarding finding the MAC address of the APs: NetStumbler will definitely work but often you can gather that info right from your wireless client software.
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  8. pasys

    pasys Network Guru Member

    btw , its not good to steal other ppl's connection (people have done that to me and I have done that to other people)

    BTW , if they have 3 layers of security..Hotspot , Mac Filter and're pretty much dead

    but its WEP..You might able to crack it using Linux..only takes a couple of mins to crack in..but its ligeal , I usually do that on my own network to see how secure it is

    thats all
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