Networking & Wireless forum


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 to 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.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How to find Modified Gateway on Public Wifi for Internet
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How to find Modified Gateway on Public Wifi for Internet
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
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?

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!