If your Android phone does connect to the hotel guest WiFi, but does not display the login prompt:
- Settings > Long press on WiFi
- Settings (cog icon) for connected WiFi access point
- Advanced settings (at bottom)
- Note gateway IP address
- Open gateway IP address in web browser
My desktop computer has a wired connection to the internet and so the built-in wifi card is normally not used. I decided to enable and use it as a wireless access point.
Unfortunately NetworkManager will only create an ad-hoc wifi network, and Android devices will only connect to infrastructure access points. Don’t ask why… A rooted Android phone or tablet can be configured to connect to an ad-hoc network, and if a separate program can configure a Linux box to act as an access point, NetworkManager should be able to do the same. As far as I can see, there are no good technical reasons for either of these deficiencies.
The solution is hostapd:
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