MGM Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Captive Portal problem

Recently stayed at the MGM Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with my GL.iNet GL-AXT1800 (Slate AX) and nothing I did worked. Followed official instructions.

When using my laptop I’m redirected to a simple page I must click the checkbox and submit. Then a new page is show with an advertisement. After that the networking works.

With the MAC address cloned and recommended setting disabled the Slate AX never connects fully. Notice the DNS server never gets set.

Hopefully someone else can figure this out. I’m no longer staying at the hotel. The portal is using Mobilite, which was acquired by BAI Communications a few years ago.

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The captive portal page your laptop or mobile will need to click and submit.

Whether you can manually configure DNS( to work properly?

We are yet to hear of any official or reliable explanation as to why MAC cloning is even required in the first place. You will hear folks talking about hotels possibly somehow blocking these routers by using some voodoo or magic against their original MAC but there is no solid evidence whatsoever that this is the case nor has anyone been able to explain why other makes of travel routers that I have tried (like Huawei, Netgear or TP-LINK) or other devices that can be used as hotspots have worked straight away (and are not being blocked in a similar way despite being more popular and widely used) when GL.iNET has miserably failed. There is undoubtedly something fundamentally wrong with GL.iNET’s implementation of this function and one can only hope that developers are having a serious look at this issue after all these years.