Originally Posted by callmecrazy
My marina also uses Beacon wifi. I'd like to setup a router to connect to it (linksys with ddwrt) so I can share my connection throughout my boat. But I'm stuck because they use a browser based login screen
. I can't find any information about bypassing the splash screen
and logging directly to their routers with my username+password via ddwrt (or any type of router).
As per mrm's answer... some 'public' access points (eg restaurants, marinas) would like you to complete a web login before you get full access. This is presented for a few reasons - control (eg password required on the web page), a chance to display some advertising, or simply to make you aware of who's giving you free internet
Sometimes there's also a timer, a usage cap, or some other form of user restriction. Internet
access is not always an infinite resource, so in some cases it's reasonable to let users check their email
and the weather
and browse some web, but not download 10 movies from Netflicks.
Anyway, the starting point is to set up your boat network to receive the marina wifi and to share that connection on your boat. It may be the case that only one active browser per marina connection is possible... or you might be able to make multiple connections.