To get Wi-Fi access in an office, it’s similar to getting free wifi at say an airport
you click on their Wi-Fi and it sends you to a page where you have to put in your details for them to then grant you permission
we initially did this with my iPad which got Wi-Fi access then i looked at my iPhone and it's similarly automatically linked to the same Wi-Fi
we used google home app to get my Google nest and chromecast working
it goes through the motions on Google home with the matching code etc so the apple products are talking to the Google products
it then asks you to link tick the office Wi-Fi which I did
then it goes to connect to the wifi but then after 1 minute it fails to connect
it would appear that the Google nest and chromecast don't automatically connect like the Apple products and have problems getting through the firewall or whatever
Can't get to the stage with the Google products to get the permission page as we initially did with the Apple products
Google Nest and Google Home devices can not connect with a captive portal type WiFi network that requires a username and password on a login page. Google Pixel phones and other android mobile devices can connect with these network's the same as your Apple mobile devices do, using a web browser.
Other users have successfully used either a travel router or a shared connection from a mobile device or computer in this situation.
Hi Catha_S & Jeff,
Appreciate your assistance.
Good to confirm that the Google Nest and Google Home devices can not connect with a captive portal type WiFi network.
I tried to use a hotspot on an Apple IPhone; however it did not work saying that it was not connected to the same wfif. Is this a possible solution or will I need to buy a travel router & pay a mthly internet connection?
If you could create an open network that didn't need a login, sure, that would work to use it on the go and have it interact with your devices. I personally have used Chromecasts this way while traveling in hotels, but I haven't tried with a Nest Max. But again, as long as you could create an open network with no login portal, the devices should connect without issue. Just know that the network you create will be open to other devices as well if you don't create an SSID/password combo.