In my previous blog, I wrote about staying at Holiday Inn and attempting to use their wireless networks to give my girlfriends’ Nintendo Wii access to the Internet. Gateway access to the Internet is not typically granted until you click on a button that binds you to terms of usage.
Well, it turns out the Wii itself is causing quite a bit of mystery. Spoofing it’s MAC address, I was able to get the agreement page to re-appear on my laptop. But after shutting Backtrack down and trying again, the Wii still couldn’t gain access to the Internet for some odd reason.
I went ahead and contacted their IT department and within a couple minutes, they had granted the MAC address of the Wii access to the Internet. Yet it still doesn’t work. Which… doesn’t exactly surprise me, especially after the IT guy told me I was the first person to attempt to connect a Wii while staying at a Holiday Inn. We sat on the phone for about 15 minutes testing and testing, power cycling and testing again, but the Wii wasn’t doing anything except giving up. It would seem that the IT department and myself are both stumped about this. So for the time being, the spoofing tutorial is useless. But still, it was a fun experiment.
In the meantime, I’m going to sit down with Google and see if I can find an alternate solution. If I find one, I’ll be sure to write about it here.