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Old 10-07-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
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Default WiFi sign-on craziness

Long story, short version: I'm spending time with a patient in the hospital. Lots of time. Patient's ok, but long rehab. Been there before, done that. Hospital's got decent wifi but you have to connect to it, open a browser and try to navigate. Then it redirects you to a page where you accept the hospital's terms of use. Click the accept button and you're on.

Only problem is that browsers or Windows hang on to some data or other that prevents this from working. Sometimes you can get to the terms page, sometimes it just won't fly.

I've run into the same problem in hotels. Probably happens in airports and suchlike too, though that's never bit me.

There are all sorta weird tricks you can run through to sort it out; I've never yet found a situation where any one of them is 100% reliable every time, but if I throw enough stuff at it, sooner or later it knocks a hole in the digiwall and I can get in.

Simplest is to open a new browser and go to http://www.google.com (NOT https and you'll have to slap the browser's ittle hands if it insists on "helping").

There's a whole slew of other bits and pieces. If anybody's interested, I'll post some more.

Otherwise, I'll just end-rant here. ;-)

   
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