Bypass initial wifi set up?Support


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  1. pathymo

    pathymo New Member

    Hey everyone! I received my nexus 10 today, and am working on a tour so I'm in a hotel where the wifi requires a log in. On trying to set up my nexus 10, it doesn't load the log-in screen for the hotel's wifi-- instead, it just says the webpage is unavailable. I'm going to be here for a while, so I'm wondering if anyone out there knows if there is a way I can bypass this initial setup? Thanks!

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forums pathymo :hello:

    Unfortunately there isn't a possible way I know of without unlocking and rooting your device.
  3. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Well-Known Member

    Weird. I'm currently staying in a Sheraton for business, and they have free wifi that requires logging in by clicking the button on a browser. ( why? I don't know). I haven't had a problem with it
  4. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

    Does your nexus 10 show as connected to the wifi? in the wifi setting menu? If not that is most likely the problem try entering in the password again you might also try another browser
  5. pathymo

    pathymo New Member

    I think part of the problem is just that it won't connect fully to the hotel WiFi. It says 'this tablet is connecting to wifi' and then instead of going to the screen where I would accept the hotels terms and conditions and complete the connection , it goes to a screen that just says it's unable to load the page. I unfortunately can't try another browser because this is happening in the initial setup; I cannot access the home screen.

    I also decided to call Google play support and ask today, and they confirmed that I could not bypass the WiFi setup. Guess I'll have to wait to get to a Starbucks Monday!
  6. idic

    idic Well-Known Member

    You used to be able to tap the for corners of the screen to bypass the setup screen. I think it was top left, then top right, then bottom right, then bottom left.

    This was true on the GNex on 4.1 at least as I bypassed the setup in order to wipe and root and didn't want to waste time as I needed to unlock the bootloader. Haven't honestly tried it on n7 or n10 on 4.2 but it might be worth a try...
  7. pathymo

    pathymo New Member

    This unfortunately also does not work. Alas!
  8. MDbandit

    MDbandit Well-Known Member

    wow simply random place to bein at the time of the initial setup
    i have no clue why you MUST enter wifi to setup

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