So I’m a Uni student living on campus at WSU Australia, and they have a login system for the WiFi which it asks me for 2 things, my Identification (student number) and password (student password) - This rules me out from using so many devices. I have got work arounds for most of these, but it’s annoying - in general by default I cannot connect the following -
My smart watch (Gear S3 Frontier) (not too big of an issue as it's usually just paired with my phone)
My PlayStation 4/Xbox
My Google home Mini
My printer (Wouldn't connect it on an open network anyway)
My Dyson Pure Cool tower
and some other devices here and there, but not as important.
My current work around is setting up my Windows Surface laptop as a portable hotspot, but this has several setbacks, such as -
I am constantly removing my laptop from my room, whenever I do these devices lose connection,
The laptop doesn't carry over much of the Uni Wifi’s exceptional speed and can't handle many devices
SO MUCH LAG WHEN IM ONLINE GAMING WITH MY PS4
So what I'm looking for is recommendations for a WiFi Extender/WAP, (Netgear preferred) that can connect to the Uni's portal asking for student login and password. There is an ethernet port in my room, but the student accommodation has decided to pull the plug on those so you can't access any form of connection if you plug something in. So it would have to be able to connect to the captive login and only on a wireless connection. I obviously do not have the option to link the Uni WAP with my own extender, but I do have access to the WAP in the common room of my apt.