Posted 17 September 2004 - 10:24 AM
Need some support on connecting to a public 802.11 wi-fi network.
There is a cafe I am attempting to surf at via wi-fi.
When on their wireless network, I can access the host site only (www.hotcafe.fr), no external sites. Apparently, when I open my browser (IE6) and attempt to access an external site (eg. google) I should be automatically directed to their local portal and asked for my login info.
Trouble is, this doesn't happen.
I am not being directed to their portal and therefore can not login to access external sites.
They have provided the url for this portal- no luck.
This method of access control I believe is considered "UAM" (otherwise known as 'browser hijack method')
Because I can browse their site I know my wireless connection is ok.
I am on WindowsME - which I have been told is not the best for WLAN but I have no issues on my own personal wireless router. Tech support of the provider tells me the issue I am experiencing is typical to WindowsME but I have trouble buying that as 98SE is not a problem.
Is this an IE security deal?
Anyone have an idea?
Searched high and low and have not found anything on this.