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Games Meister
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Jun 27, 2014, 05:59 PM
 
So I'm at an open wi-fi spot that brings up a login screen when you join the network, which works on my iPhone, but when I join on my mac, nothing happens. Please god, help me, I can't handle browsing on my phone any longer.
     
Clinically Insane
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Jun 27, 2014, 06:51 PM
 
username: guest
PW: <blank> (or maybe) "guest" (no parentheses)
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
Games Meister
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Jun 27, 2014, 06:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
username: guest
PW: <blank> (or maybe) "guest"
There's nowhere to enter that. On my iPhone safari forwards to a login screen. I have the credentials, just no opportunity to enter them.
     
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Jun 27, 2014, 06:58 PM
 
Check your settings. Do you have a proxy set?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
Games Meister
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Jun 27, 2014, 07:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Check your settings. Do you have a proxy set?
No, nothing checked under system prefs > network > proxies
     
Games Meister
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Jun 27, 2014, 07:51 PM
 
Good lord, I managed it fussing around with the network assistant. Not sure I could do it again if I tried. It popped up in some odd pseudo page and not in the browser.
     
Clinically Insane
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Jun 27, 2014, 08:09 PM
 
Every such situation I've had (hotels, cruise ships), attempting to open any page in the browser will immediately redirect to the login page that the iOS devices display when you connect to the Wi-Fi.
     
Games Meister
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Jun 27, 2014, 08:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Every such situation I've had (hotels, cruise ships), attempting to open any page in the browser will immediately redirect to the login page that the iOS devices display when you connect to the Wi-Fi.
I guess I'm just that special.
     
Clinically Insane
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Jun 27, 2014, 08:42 PM
 
You didn't mention having simply tried to access a website.

I thought it was a subtle way of suggesting something that may have been obvious, and maybe not.

You apparently found an entirely different way of seeing it as insulting.
Meh. I give up.
     
Posting Junkie
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Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
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Jun 30, 2014, 09:38 AM
 
You could connect to wifi on the iPhone then USB tether to the Mac.

Or when the iPhone pops up with a login screen, see if you can take note of any kind of address. Sometimes if the computer won't automatically redirect to the wifi login screen, if you can find the login screen address, you can type it in and that will work (something like "webauthentication.youareatahotel.com"). It's happened to me at hotels before.
     
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Jun 30, 2014, 10:05 AM
 
Another idea... turn on developer tools, set the agent to iPhone. Log in. Set the agent back to desktop.
     
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Jun 30, 2014, 10:11 AM
 
It's also worth pointing out that most such redirection software appears to live at level 3 of the OSI model. This means that you have to try to open a web page with a domain name that the local DNS can resolve. My work laptop is set to a corporate intranet homepage (and is restored t that if you try to change it), which means that the login page doesn't come up if you open the browser. You have to actually type Apple or something into the location bar to trigger the login page.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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