Galaxy S7 Could Help You Use Chromecast On Hotel Wi-Fi With Web-based Login

By 01:44 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments

You know this has happened to you before: You are going on a trip which involves staying overnight in a hotel so when you pack you are thinking to yourself: “I should pack my Chromecast too!” So you roll the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable up with your Chromecast and stuff it into a suitcase while you think about what a genius you are.

Next, you acquire to your hotel room, hopefully it has a TV with HDMI ports. Then you plug your Chromecast in and power it up, only to realize that you cannot utilize it becautilize in order to utilize your hotel’s Wi-Fi, you need to utilize a web-based login page to gain access to the internet.

You are like “Daaaamnnnn, I can’t utilize my Chromecast. UGH! Maybe I can tether to my phone.” But if you don’t have unlimited data, you might despise yourself.

But as it turns out, with the Galaxy S7, (In theory, as I haven’t tried this myself) you’d be able to log into the web-based hotel Wi-Fiwith your phone, accept the terms and blah blah blah (now here’s where it gets interesting). There’s a feature on the Galaxy S7 (and edge) called Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) sharing. It allows your phone to act as a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) repeater to retransmit the signal of another Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network.

All you have to do is the following:

  • Log into hotel Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) using phone

  • Turn on Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) tethering

  • Factory reset your Chromecast with the app

  • Set up Chromecast with phone’s hotspot

  • Mooch off hotel Wi-Fi

To turn the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) sharing feature off, you can go to Settings >> Mobile hotspot and tethering >> and tap on the MORE tab.

Now, I don’t have an S7 unit myself, so I cannot confirm if a secondary device is needed to control the Chromecast or if you can utilize the S7 to control the Chromecast directly. If you have an S7 and would like to try this out, let us know in the comments if you are able to tether your Chromecast to your S7 AND control the Chromecast WITH your S7.

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