I think I understand the process to use my MT1300 at a hotel that has a custom wifi login screen where I have to enter my last name an room number to get access. I want to be sure I do understand it before I travel later this month to that hotel.
My understanding is that I can login through my Android phone browser like I normally do while I’m there. Then I note my phone’s MAC address. I go to the MT1300 admin screen then to More Settings > MAC Clone. Then I enter my phone’s MAC address into the Your Router (WAN) field. This makes the hotel’s system think my phone is what is accessing their system. Then I can use the MT1300 SSID for wireless access for all my devices including my phone. Correct?
I recall that occasionally at this hotel, I had to re-login into their system through their security screen. It acts like their system forgot me. After a couple of days their system would reset, or perhaps they would reboot it for maintenance or something else. I assume I just repeat the process of first logging into their system with my phone. Correct?
Note whether your phone will use a Randomised MAC Address by default. If it is enabled, your phone will provide a different MAC to the hotel AP and the MT1300. You will need to manually enter the MAC provided by your phone to the hotel AP in the MAC Clone page.
It is also recommended that you turn off your phone’s WiFi after completing MAC Clone and then use your computer or other device to access the MT1300’s administration page to configure repeater.
This is because with MAC Clone, some phones may respond to the hotel AP’s broadcast, causing repeater interference.
This is usually good. It protects your privacy. However, MAC Clone can be a little tricky to operate. You have to manually enter the MAC.
It depends on your phone and Hotel AP. Some phones will interfere with repeater when in MAC Clone. Each phone in the test performed differently.
In case it does, it might help to forget the SSID of the hotel AP and use a randomised MAC link to the MT1300.