Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/195762/ask-htg-how-can-i-use-my-google-chromecast-in-a-hotel-room/
If you’ve gotten a wee bit addicted to your Chromecast (and we hardly blame you, it’s a fantastic little device) you might want to take it on the road with you. If you’re headed to a friend’s house, you shouldn’t have any issues. If you’re headed to a hotel, however, there are plenty of pitfalls. Read on as we show you how to use the Chromecast in a hotel room.
My HP laptop has the ability to create it's own hotspot, so once I was in a hotel, I hooked my laptop up to the wired network in the hotel, and then I created a hotspot, and connected my Chromecast to that newly created hotspot. worked pretty well.
Love the Router solution and I've used it with the HooToo Router. Keep it in a box with a 3' foot ethernet cable.
The problem with not using a travel router or a personal hotspot, either from your computer or phone is that anyone can broadcast to your Chromecast who is -also- on that network. Of course this is given AP isolation is off, which is necessary anyway. It might be a small problem, but it is still not ideal.
As apperault writes, using his computer as a hotspot works well, but that relies on you having a ethernet port to then use your wifi as a hotspot, which you should just use a travel router in that case. If you do not have ethernet, use your wifi, and share your internet with your ethernet port which outputs to the travel router. So you never have to change your configuration for the Chromecast, or other devices.
... Untill your router gets detected as a "rogue AP" and gets blocked
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