Sunday, March 4, 2012

On The road with my Roku

ColdFusion consulting has taken me from the land of ColderFusion (Minneapolis) to Maine. I am doing a month on site, then working remote.

The hotel has WiFi, but has a web page that intercepts requests & displays a web page that requests a password. How do you get around it?

The Roku finds the network but can not log in & displays the MAC address.

The MAC address is also on the back of the device.

With my MAC laptop, I opened a Terminal window & typed the following:

sudo bash 


ifconfig en1 | grep ether 

This displays the current MAC address. SAVE IT!

Now enter:

ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/sbin/airport 

airport -z 

Now enter the MAC address of the Roku

ifconfig en1 ether 00:0D:4B:4B:64:DD 

Open a browser, type in the password. The MAC address of the Roku is now accepted by the network! :)

Reset your MAC's MAC Address to the original address you saved:

airport -z 

ifconfig en1 ether 00:AA:BB::64:DD