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#1 Tweener

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop. OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with IE9. When I am at my adult education classes I can connect to the facility's wireless guest hotspot, but IE9 doesn't open with the login page that asks for acceptance of the user agreement. The wireless notification icon shows connected with no internet access. The first time I connected to the hotspot I was presented with a public or private choice by Windows and I made it public of course.

Any ideas on fixing this situation?
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#2 noknojon

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hi -
Were you ever able to fully connect to the guest hotspot when you started there ?
If you were, have you changed / added / or had problems with anything since you last connected ?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

SOLVED

Here is the workaround. Connect to the hotspot and ignore "no internet access". If the balloon pops up informing authentication is required click it to open IE, if not just open IE manually. It will try to load a page but fail. Open the favorites list and click on any favorited link - this will trigger the hotspot's login page.

In answer to the question in the last post: No, I had never successfully connected to it with anything but my Kindle, which worked flawlessly BTW. Ah Windows - gotta love it.
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