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What wireless products do I need to connect Oculus Go to hotel wifi regarded as captive portal

VIPfrVIPfr Posts: 3
NerveGear
edited May 2 in General
I'm staying in a hotel and their Wi-Fi doesn't support the Oculus Go "Initial" set up. What wireless product(s) will be successful in setting the headset up? 
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,547 Volunteer Moderator
    You could try making a hotspot with your phone.
  • VIPfrVIPfr Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Thanks Kojack, I attempted with my Samsung S6 and SJ7 and for whatever reason it didn't work either. Any other suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Checking out youtube I may have to invest in a range extender "TP AC1900" touch screen router and possibly a laptop. I believe I will need to create a new private network with password to successfully link the Oculus Go onto.


  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 2,390 Valuable Player
    I have not been anywhere where my Go has not been able to connect with any WIFI as long as I had the right password.  Sometimes there are restrictions as to what sites they will allow you to go to though, lol!

    Custom built gaming desktop; i9 9900k (water cooled) oc to 5ghz, gtx 1080 ti, 32 gb 3000hz ram, 1 tb ssd, 4 tb hdd.  Asus  ROG Maximus xi hero wifi mb, StarTech 4 port/4 controller sata powered usb3.0 pcie card, PCI-E PCI Express to USB 3.1 Gen 2 card, Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz gaming monitor, Oculus Rift cv1 w/2x sensors, Vive Pro w/2.0 base stations/controllers, Quest w/Link and VD wireless (good/close 5Ghz wifi and PC with Ethernet cable to my Router).

  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 334
    Trinity
    edited May 3
    Any low cost travel router from Amazon will do; so long as:
    • It supports one of, or both, 2.4ghz and 5ghz WiFi bands.  5ghz WiFi channels tend to have less interference, and higher bandwidth.
    • The ability to use a wired connection is a "nice to have," as some hotels support, or only offer, wired Internet access.    Wired connections tend to be faster.
    • It supports "captive portal" authentication.  A captive portal is when, after connecting the travel router to an access point, you must then use a web browser (like on your phone) to finish establishing the connection.
    • The capability to switch DNS servers, after establishing a connection; in case the hotel decides to block certain Internet domains; like the one(s) used by your favorite apps/games.
    • A Google search reveals the typical maximum measured WiFi bandwidth of the Quest is about 900mbps.  For maximum "happiness," the travel router should try to support something "close" to this number.
    • A physical size that you can live with; without accidentally leaving it behind, when you checkout.
  • VIPfrVIPfr Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Thanks for your info bro, going to check that out.
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