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Another possible fix for hotel wireless issues
Authored by: darkpila on Aug 17, '07 07:56:29AM

silly hint.
If the network is a 192.168.255.x you have left the hotel without find it.

Better method:

1- open the terminal
2- type "sudo tcpdump -n -i en1" (en1 or whatever is your wireless card)
3- type your password
4- wait for a broadcast
5- now you have the broadcast address. So it's simple to retain both network and subnet mask
6- assign to yourself an address on that network
7- ping all host in that network (with hping o nmap -sP)
8- one of the responding host should be the gateway (usually lower or upper ones)

Bye



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Another possible fix for hotel wireless issues
Authored by: meall on Aug 17, '07 08:18:43AM

You have the hint here. The original is a try and retry until... Not very useful!

Best then, would be to ask the front desk on which address they use, you can try the original hint!

Thanks



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Another possible fix for hotel wireless issues
Authored by: foilpan on Aug 17, '07 11:45:46AM
your method requires nmap, which most people won't have installed.

use "ping 192.168.1.255" to find the available hosts on your subnet.

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Another possible fix for hotel wireless issues
Authored by: tofergregg on Aug 17, '07 04:07:12PM

Again: there wasn't any subnet, as the router wouldn't give my mac an IP address or a router address.



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Another possible fix for hotel wireless issues
Authored by: expanderz on Aug 21, '07 07:21:03AM

darkpila, could you further explain ( give more details, step-by-step) of how to do this?

I would appreciate it, thanks.



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