Portal / Acknowledgment Wi-Fi Network Access for devices without an interface

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IP address
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My office is in a building where Wi-Fi is provided. In order to access the Wi-Fi there is a portal / acknowledgment page where I click to agree to the terms. The IP lease must be renewed every 7 days (internet stops working and the portal / acknowledgment page presents again). This is not an issue for my computer, however I now have several internet-capable devices that do not have a web interface that will allow me to acknowledge (IP-phone, printer, Amazon Echo, credit-card reader). The process I use currently for the IP-phone is to renew an IP address on my iPhone and then manually input that IP address into the IP-phone.  I believe I can do something similar with the Echo.  But even this is a hassle. The Wi-Fi provider will “white-list” one or two of my computers (they use the MAC address so that the device no longer requires authentication). My question is: Is there some hardware / combination of hardware that will allow me to connect to the existing Wifi network and then create my own network that shares a white-listed IP address so that everything on my network will connect without authentication? I currently have a TP-Link device (access point I believe) that will connect to the Building Wifi and then provide an ethernet and my own private Wifi… only the IP addresses are still distributed by the building wifi and still require authentication even though they are on “my private network”.  The TP-Link did not have an integrated router, so I added a Linksys router after the TP-Link AP which had the same effect.  When I changed the function of the router from “bridge” to “router” it stopped working. There MUST be a way to do this, right???? Thank you very much!

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  • Subhendu Sen
    There are several accessories/hardware which helps to do the job. But you have to obey your company's policy. Why did not you ask your IT department of your company for help? Did you inform them that you have asked? If you asked what were their replies?
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