Ah, actually, I’m going to answer my own question here.
So, once I connected my son’s iPhone to the Koala network, I disconnected him from our home router. I did this by filtering his MAC address (as I’m not that keen on changing the home router wifi password). However, if I understand it correctly, Koalasafe just passes the MAC address through, unchanged. So… our home router was banning all traffic coming from his MAC address, including that which came via Koalasafe.
Luckily, it turns out, our router (provided by Virgin Media, Ireland) can be configured to do either of the following:
- Filter all traffic by MAC address (what I had done)
- Filter just WiFi traffic by MAC address (what I needed to do)
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