How to connect GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) router to free Wi-Fi as a repeater with added confirmation for the free Wi-Fi

Hi everyone:

I purchased the GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) router for the purpose of using it as a VPN thru my home NAS while I travel. So I tried it yesterday and encountered an issue.

(I need to preface this by saying that I set it up for the VPN connection via WireGuard.)

To test it, I went to a local business that provides free Wi-Fi. I had my laptop and the GL-MT3000 (Beryl AX) router with me. I was able to log in to its interface and went to “Internet” to set up the WiFi. The setup page could see the free Wi-Fi’s SSID, but when I tried to connect to it, it was telling me that there’s no internet. So it didn’t work.

If I tried to connect to that free Wi-Fi directly from my laptop it would pop up a webpage where they wanted me to click (acknowledge) their terms of service and then the connection would proceed.

My question is - how do I do that from the Beryl AX router interface when I’m setting it up in a repeater mode?

I think if you want control your Nas at home to outside network. Have you try Tailscale or ZeroTier?
Sometime your Nas does have ddns if you open port in router.

Thanks. But this is not what I’m asking.

Again, I need to know how to log in to a free Wi-Fi that is used for the Beryl AX router in the “repeater” mode when that Wi-Fi requires confirmation via their webpage.

The answer is easy: It depends.

There’s too damn many methods, that is, no standardization in how hotspots authenticate so… “it depends.”

I’d just get in the habit of first attempting authentication by a phone or other device then cloning that device’s MAC address into the Beryl AX.

@bring.fringe18 Hmm. Interesting. I didn’t think about it. Thanks. Let’s say I’m on an iPhone, how do I “clone” the MAC address into the Beryl AX?

See the link to the approp. doc already ITT. IDK how you’d go about finding the iPhone’s MAC though. Someone probably has a little video on YT, I’d bet.

Guess you have to disable the MAC randomization first: Use private Wi-Fi addresses on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch - Apple Support

Maybe… but there’s no way in Hell would I be associating my real MACs to an untrusted (read: hostile) network. YMMV, of course.