Repeater Will Not Connect - Stuck with "Getting..." Notification

I have been using my router for 6+ months now and I have connected to dozens of hotels with no issues.

While traveling in Europe, I have been encountering a recurring issue with my router at select hotels. These hotels do not require an active portal. I am able to connect my phone directly to the wifi, and obtain a strong connection, by simply inputting the password.

However, when I attempt to connect via my router using the repeater function, I am unable to retrieve the IP Address, Gateway and DNS Server. Per the image below, it shows “Getting…” indefinitely.

I’ve tried rebooting my router, restarting my computer, phones etc. At some hotels, after attempting these actions 40+ times (yes I will try again and again for hours) I will all of a sudden connect with no explanation but I will need to repeat that process again the next day as the connection will eventually be lost.

I was also able to avoid the issue in one location by connecting my ethernet cord directly into the wall but thats rarely an option.

Does anyone know what’s happening here? It maybe occurs in 10% of locations where I use my router.

*If its not already obvious, I am not technical, so if you have any ideas on a fix, I’d really appreciate it if are able to break it down into very basic steps :slight_smile:

Router Type: AX3000 WIFI 6 ROUTER (GL-MT3000).

Welcome to this forum. This sort of issue has been reported umpteen times on these fora (I have lost count) with multiple suggestions and workarounds mentioned and suggested but with no solid solution or explanation ever given as to why it affect the GL.iNET routers but not appear to occur with other travel routers or wifi devices and client that are also being used during people’s travels to these hotels. I wish someone from GL.iNET could come up with one sensible and reasonable explanation and ultimately with some solution. I have stopped wasting my time trying different settings and tweaks to try and get this to work and have been using TP-Link travel routers instead when travelling.

Have you looked at this (I know you said no captive portal but check the settings):

Yeah & to build off your comment: just because they don’t have a portal doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t lock a device’s MAC/user. Sometimes I think I’m a broken record but I again wonder if cloning the phone’s MAC, that ‘known good device,’ would do it.

There’s just so many different ways a Wi-Fi network can be configured it can be rather maddening.