I recently got a GL-MT300A. I updated it to firmware 2.25. Its great by the way I got it specifically to replace another travel router because of its openVPN features. My most common use will be connecting to wifi networks and using openVPN to secure my connection. For the first network I tried, everything worked perfectly. It was easy to use the GUI set up both the WISP repeater and the open VPN client. I am currently on the road and ran into a problem.
I am in a hotel that has free wifi, the kind you have to sign in via the web the first time you connect. It is IHG, a major chain of hotels, so probably not an uncommon setup. On all my devices (computer, tablet, phone), it shows up as an unsecured wifi. It is not MAC filtered. When I use the MT300A however, the wifi does not show up in the new connection repeater GUI. If I use the advanced settings (LuCI), I think I can see the network. What I see in LuCI is a series of hidden networks (6 or 7 total on channels 1, 6, and 11). I am assuming that these are the hotel network (mesh, all with the same SSID). My question is, why does this show up on all my devises with an SSID name (IHGConnect), but it is seen by the MT300A as a bunch of hidden networks? Is there a way to see these networks in the Repeater Manager GUI? If not, what is the procedure to replicate the same thing in LuCI or manually?
Thanks for the help!