Losing my (free WiFi) connection
October 22, 2010 10:38 AM   Subscribe

When I start a wifi session (at a coffee shop for instance), the bubble will say "additional login may be required" which, when I open a web page, is just an "I accept" disclaimer. BUT, when I have to turn off the computer (reboot for windows update, go to the bathroom, etc) and then try to re-establish contact, it won't work. I can't get connected and I can't get the login screen. I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work but it just seems like I have to come back the next day. Any tricks to get me back on?
posted by CodeMonkey to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
Delete the connection from your list of remembered connections, and try it again?
posted by deezil at 10:54 AM on October 22, 2010


Open your web browser and open any web page, and you should be redirected to the login page, if necessary.
posted by Mwongozi at 11:51 AM on October 22, 2010


Typically, you'll be redirected to the login page but that screws up sometimes. In that case, I'd try clearing out the cache or using a different browser.
posted by damn dirty ape at 1:10 PM on October 22, 2010


I tried to delete and reconnect and that didn't help.
Opening the web page didn't help.

I'll try the clear cash / different browser and see....
posted by CodeMonkey at 11:03 AM on October 23, 2010


Using a different browser will often fix this. I've had this problem and simply opening up ie (shudder) lets me get back to the login screen.
posted by stoneweaver at 2:03 PM on October 23, 2010


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