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How to find Modified Gateway on Public Wifi for Internet

by BroskiInNeed / April 15, 2018 10:27 PM PDT

Okay, so there's an open wifi available. You're connected to it, as it's open, but it has no internet connection. The only way to get internet connection is to find its modified Gateway Address, modify and match it on your device. Now finding the Gateway from let's say 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.250 or sth like that takes a long time. Is there a way or a software to do that for you? A software where it will check all possible gateway addresses and find the one with the internet connectivity? Please help.

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Re: gateway address
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2018 12:44 AM PDT

Why not ask the owner of the public WiFi for the correct address?

Where did you get the idea that an access point can have 2 gateways: one to connect without Internet access, and a secret one with Internet access?

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Owned by the school
by BroskiInNeed / April 16, 2018 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: gateway address

It's a school open WiFi. They just trick some of the students to think they're opening it to the public for them to use it for academic purposes. Someof the students are able to have access by finding it manually. And they keep it to themselves.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2018 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Owned by the school

Go and follow a programming course, and make this program your project. You'll learn a lot.

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Kees is correct
by itsdigger / April 16, 2018 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Owned by the school

Ask the school why they won't let you connect if other students can ....

Post was last edited on April 16, 2018 5:42 AM PDT

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