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Connecting to wifi with a webbased portal login?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by compscidev, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. compscidev

    compscidev Well-Known Member
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    At my college we have this annoying web based login and my android phone doesn't like it. It connects easily but when I go to either browser or opera mobile it doesn't load the login page the browser still thinks it has no connection. Is there anyway to approach this in a better way or bypass the login or at least save it to automatically do it each time.
    I need a wifi connection! every building has it. annoying this is once you move to a different building the settings are changed(probably because of the routers) and I have to redo it. of course it never works
     

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  2. sitlet

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    There is no way to bypass it. If you are having trouble with it, you should probably contact your school's IT department. They will be able to help you with it.
     
  3. compscidev

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    well how come the androids browsers cant redirect to the login page
     
  4. Martimus

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    Two days a week my company has me working at a local major university. That university has a web based login portal for their WiFi network. My Droid X seems to handle this fine. I manually direct my web browser to go to it's home page (ie., Google) and the browser brings up the web portal allowing me to sign in.
     
  5. compscidev

    compscidev Well-Known Member
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    mine must have some weird certificate or something
     
  6. Martimus

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    Part of the problem could be how your schools IT department implemented the solution. Based on your original post it sounds like there may be some issues with the implementation.
     
  7. sitlet

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    Mine works fine with any wifi login I've encountered, including my schools.

    Which is exactly why I told you, you need to contact your own school's IT department. They can troubleshoot it with you.
     
  8. Jethro10

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    I've also been ok with web based login, Village Hotels chain in the UK I think it was.

    Maybe that wont help......

    Jeff
     
  9. alextop30

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    Certificate problems usually show up at handshake part of the connection. Once you have connected i suggest use the default browser to get the redirected to the correct page. I had problems with my phone with the dolphin hd browser. Just use the default android browser to connect and after that you can use opera. Don't forget that you have to actually try to load a page in the default browser in order for redirect to work.
     

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