Hello Good People,
After reading the forum threads for a week I decided to become a member with the hope of sharing and exchanging of ideas.
I just received my MT300N v2 and getting ready for a road trip with several seniors that now have smart tablets.
Is there a startup script that can be added to the MT300N to connect to any new nearby open Wifi Hotspot automatically? I hope my senior guest will not have to go inside coffee shops, and department stores to get online if the MT300N can pickup a strong enough signal.
Back in my DD-WRT days this startup script did the deed nvram set wl_ssid=“”
Someone mentioned installing Psiphon as an option?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I’m pretty sure that when you connect to a network via WISP mode and “Save network” then the next time the network is “available” then it should auto connect so I guess you could either preconnect to the networks before the road trip and save the network if feasible or if you know the name of the open hotspot then you could manually add the hotspot details to the file that contains the “saved networks” (sorry I don’t know what it is )
I’m not sure if that’s a handy feature or a potentially dangerous feature of DD-WRT. I personally wouldn’t just attach to any old open hot spot and start surfing.
I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.
Although it is easy to tell these routers to scan and pick any available Router Access Point and to have it remember it, it would be great if these routers had an option for automatically connecting to any open AP (Access Point - router).
I have been researching this after reading your post, and there is a script called “AutoAP” available.
I do not know the best way to install and activate this script in these routers using Linux LuCI, but it might be in the link I provided. I would also like to know how to do this in a safe way that does not mess up my router.
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