Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 9 months ago

Why does hotel free wifi not connect to a video game console?

free wifi at a hotel works just fine on my phone or computer, but when connecting to a ps4, xbox or switch, it won't connect.

Is their a reason for it?

Since it's free wifi, I kind of figured it would but nope.

7 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    Not made to, it connects to their router and then to the internet.

  • 9 months ago

    probably so you don't use up all their Wi-Fi data

  • John S
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Does the Hotel have a pay wall or what's called a 'Capture Portal' when you 1st connect? It may be that the console can't load the capture portal and accept the license agreement. 

    Try seeing if the Hotel has a hard wire connection in the room - some do.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    They block it for an unknown reason.

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  • Lv 7
    9 months ago

    they probably block it. have you called the hotel front desk for help?

  • 9 months ago

    Some hotels prohibit gaming consuls as it takes up too much bandwidth. You can test this out by hooking up a laptop as the bandwidth will be limited to stuff like, surfing the net and youtube. More expensive places tend to not restrict/limit the internet.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I suggest you ask hotel front desk

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