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Tourist
Posts: 3

WiFi support for hotel using public WiFi and web browser authentication.

Hi GoPro team.

Here is feature request. Around the world, Hotel wifi connection usually have a level of indirection that prevent the current GoPro software to upload to the cloud. I discovered that this week. The hotel WiFi connection is open but a username/password must be provided using the web browser. This is not supported by the GoPro 7 black or any GoPro to the best of my knowledge. Can you look into it ? I think many GoPro users will be displease by this limitation.
Nomad
Posts: 888

Re: WiFi support for hotel using public WiFi and web browser authentication.

Your GoPro connects to your phone.  Your phone is capable of connecting to the hotel WiFi.  All you have to do is open the GoPro app, download the footage to the phone and upload it to whereever you want from the phone via the GoPro app.  

 

Also network authentication problems from the hotel WiFi are the sole problem of the Hotel.  All you have to do is ask the hotel for a direct connection login and they can set up a guest WiFi login, no browser authentication needed.  Of course it all depends on the hotel you stay in and how good they are at their job.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: WiFi support for hotel using public WiFi and web browser authentication.

I agree both workaround can work but the first option is time and CPU consuming, some hotel have proper IT expert on site.
GoPro software can also be enhanced to provide HTTP authentication or other authentication protocols layers. It's for best interest of there GoPro users...
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GoPro
Posts: 9,012

Re: WiFi support for hotel using public WiFi and web browser authentication.

Thanks @grandoasis18010

This has been raised to the team.

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