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Posted: 08/07/14 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm guessing that the VERIZON JET PACK or the Millenicom will give you a WIFI HOT SPOT and you can do whatever you want with that using up to 10 of your WIFI ready devices...

Of course it isn't free WIFI...

We give up chasing down FREE WIFI years ago...

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Why did you log off? Open is open. You are welcome. If McDonald's had been next door would you have logged off of that connection?


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Why did you log off? Open is open. You are welcome. If McDonald's had been next door would you have logged off of that connection?


Hackers look for free WiFi to infect others.

If your movies are locally stored it would be possible to use Chromecast Screen Cast to send movies to the TV. All Cast app is another option. My latest gadget allows Chromecast anywhere from stored media. The HooToo TripMate also has directions for logging in to public WiFi with registration page. HooToo can also be used to bridge or relay weak WiFi.

http://www.amazon.com/Arrival-HooToo%C2%AE-TripMate-Versatile-Wireless/dp/B00IMYMG12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407467423&sr=8-1&keywords=hootoo+tripmate

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If your movies are locally stored it would be possible to use Chromecast Screen Cast to send movies to the TV. All Cast app is another option. My latest gadget allows Chromecast anywhere from stored media. The HooToo TripMate also has directions for logging in to public WiFi with registration page. HooToo can also be used to bridge or relay weak WiFi.

http://www.amazon.com/Arrival-HooToo%C2%AE-TripMate-Versatile-Wireless/dp/B00IMYMG12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407467423&sr=8-1&keywords=hootoo+tripmate


So can you connect to WiFi (versus wired as in the product description) with the HooToo, connect the Chromecast to the HooToo network and stream (bad form, slow bandwith, etc. aside)?


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I have a Sony TV box and tried to use it at the RV Resort. The WiFi is provided by Tengo and you have to access a webpage from your browser to activate the WiFi. There was no way to get the Sony TV to access a webpage before it had internet access. Couldn't use it.
Get a Cradlepoint or similar router. They will allow you to access the webpage to get signed on then attach your Sony to the Cradlepoint.


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turbojimmy wrote:

wcjeep wrote:

If your movies are locally stored it would be possible to use Chromecast Screen Cast to send movies to the TV. All Cast app is another option. My latest gadget allows Chromecast anywhere from stored media. The HooToo TripMate also has directions for logging in to public WiFi with registration page. HooToo can also be used to bridge or relay weak WiFi.

http://www.amazon.com/Arrival-HooToo%C2%AE-TripMate-Versatile-Wireless/dp/B00IMYMG12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407467423&sr=8-1&keywords=hootoo+tripmate


So can you connect to WiFi (versus wired as in the product description) with the HooToo, connect the Chromecast to the HooToo network and stream (bad form, slow bandwith, etc. aside)?



I think so. It sounds like you want to stream from public wifi through the Hootoo to the Chromecast. The Hootoo supports b/g/n wireless. I bought it to stream movies locally stored on my device. It is also handy to download data from Apple devices straight to memory stick. No PC or Mac required. I'm also interested in Bridge mode (repeater). Have not tested that yet.

Should also work with Roku. I don't own one. Also, many mobile devices can either directly connect to your TV or do so with an adapter.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Why did you log off? Open is open. You are welcome. If McDonald's had been next door would you have logged off of that connection?


McDonald's provides the wifi for the use of their customers. "Bill Smith", the private citizen does not. "Bill" contracts with an ISP for the benefit of his household and nobody else (that will be in the ISP's terms of service). next door neighbors and others who may detect his signal are not part of his household. sure, "Bill" should lock down his wifi signal but if "Bill" left his garage door open would you feel entitled to borrow his lawnmower, tools, etc?


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wcjeep wrote:

I think so. It sounds like you want to stream from public wifi through the Hootoo to the Chromecast.


Yes. I would also need it for what you do - providing a network for the Chromecast so I can stream stored media.

Thanks for the info.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Why did you log off? Open is open. You are welcome. If McDonald's had been next door would you have logged off of that connection?


I have NEVER seen an network that says it is OPEN to the public. I have seen networks that are privately owned that say "secured" or "unsecured". Unsecured does not mean that it is open to every person that is too cheap to pay for their own private network. McDonalds has their own log on page so you know that you are using their network, and not the network of some private individual.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Even the parks that have reasonably fast speeds often specifically block those kinds of streaming activities as they will pull the whole system down. Many actually block access to sites like YouTube and Netflix.


Yes, I've noticed the same thing. Some parks are putting a notice on their WiFi info that excessive use will cause a suspension in service so I mostly use my Verizon tethering for large doneloads.


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