I need help with wi-fi and sharing an internet connection.
Situation: I am around several guys with laptops (many of these guys have Macbooks and Macbook Pros) all of which connect to a local hotspot. The hotspot uses some protocols that my precious Newton cannot directly negotiate for the initial login and connection (but could once login credentials have been validated).
My Evil Desire: I want to piggyback my internet connection off one of the many laptops in order to get around the security protocols that my Newton cannot negotiate. Were the laptops using a wired connection, I would simply add my WiFi card's MAC Address and set the laptop as a base station. Since all of these laptops are connected to the internet wirelessly, I do not know if or how to do this. I do know that several would allow me to do this if a way was known.
So, can I accomplish this?
I have thought about setting up a dumb Airport base station (using one of the Macbooks to do this) and then use the Airport but I do not have one available to me right now.