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Blocked from connecting to Free Bus Wifi

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by RogerBu, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. RogerBu

    RogerBu Lurker
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    I have a Moto g 4g running lollipop on O2. I live in Edinburgh.

    Up until 2 weeks ago when travelling on the local Lothian bus network I have been able to connect and sign in to their Free Bus Wi-Fi with absolutely no problems.

    However since 2 weeks ago their Wi-Fi is provided by LetsJoin

    LetsJoin is a WiFi based infotainment network designed specifically for distribution on public transport nationally and since then although I can connect I am blocked from signing in. I get a white screen with a padlock inside a red circle. No amount of forgetting the network, switching on and off helps.

    I have asked Lothian buses to investigate which they have agreed to do. I have no problem with other free Wi-Fi like M&S, Starbucks and others. My son's iPhone connects with no problems and I have checked with others using other manufacturer's phones. It appears to be a Moto issue.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might resolve this?



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Padlock with a red circle....are you seeing things that look like this...



    See this thread....sounds like the same problem with "free" WiFi..

    Try a different browser, that's all I can suggest. And be aware of your online privacy when using open "free" WiFi. Using a secure VPN is a good idea.

    It's quite possible that iOS is oblivious to what's happening here. That's why it seems to work OK. "free" WiFi on public transport, "free" WiFi in hotels, and they (LetsJoin, Lothian Buses, Arqiva, Premier Inn, etc.) are monetizing it through inserting ads and data mining, and the browser is red-flagging that data packets are being intercepted and modified.
    #2 mikedt, Aug 5, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2015
  3. JJMon

    JJMon Lurker

    I've just added a new post to the thread mentioned above, my daughter had a similar problem and we found a way round it that worked for us.

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