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JasonRountree
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I have recently moved into student accommodation and am trying to connect my WiFi at the accomodation. Apparently it is not supported if You are trying to connect to a network that you need to sign in for.

 

I am currently trying to use ethernet cable directly but there is no setup for ethernet only. 

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Byteguy
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert
As you've discovered, Chromecast doesn't support 2-step (also called "captive portal") logins like that where you connect and then have to go to a web-page to finish authorization.
 
If you do a google search for "use Chromecast in hotels" (they do the same thing) you'll find how people have worked around this using phone hotspots and (my preference) travel routers.
 
Keep in mind that neither solution is officially supported and most shared networks like that are grossly overloaded so streaming may not be a smooth experience.
 
Also, you don't really WANT to get connected to a big shared network like that.  If you did, your Chromecast would be visible to everyone else on the network and they could cast to it at any time.  Using a travel router makes a private network of your own and then nobody else will be able to see your Chromecast or cast to it.

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Byteguy
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert
As you've discovered, Chromecast doesn't support 2-step (also called "captive portal") logins like that where you connect and then have to go to a web-page to finish authorization.
 
If you do a google search for "use Chromecast in hotels" (they do the same thing) you'll find how people have worked around this using phone hotspots and (my preference) travel routers.
 
Keep in mind that neither solution is officially supported and most shared networks like that are grossly overloaded so streaming may not be a smooth experience.
 
Also, you don't really WANT to get connected to a big shared network like that.  If you did, your Chromecast would be visible to everyone else on the network and they could cast to it at any time.  Using a travel router makes a private network of your own and then nobody else will be able to see your Chromecast or cast to it.

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Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock up this thread in 24 hours.

Just checking up,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there!

We haven't heard back from JasonRountree, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help, Byteguy!

Best regards,
Jeran