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WinME- Can't access public wifi hotspot


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#1 shawzy

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:14 AM

Posted a problem I am having accessing external web sites at a wifi 802.11 cafe.

Thought I would drop it on this forum too in order to increase my chances at reply.

Tricky issue - I can't find anyone that can figure it out.

Basically when on a public wifi network at a cafe near my appartment, my browser is not directed to their local portal in order to allow me to login and access external sites. It's supposed to automatically go there to allow login as soon as one tries to pull-up a site like google etc.

I was told that my problem was WindowsME but I find that hard to believe.

Here's my initial post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2772/public-hotspot-wlan-uam-login-not-available/

Any help very appreciated, I'm stuck and this cafe is my only avail link to the net from home base.

Thanks

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:15 PM

Are you using IE or firefox?

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:03 AM

ie6

Just thought of something - wonder if my Norton antivirus is an issue...don't think so

Edited by shawzy, 21 September 2004 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:11 AM

When you start internet explorer, click on Tools then Internet Options. Then click on the Connections tab and then click on Lan Settings. Put a checkmark in Automatically Detect Settings and see if that fixes the problem

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:41 AM

Already tried that, no luck I'm afraid.

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 11:42 AM

Do you have any programs like spywareguard, ad-aware, or spybot installed?

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:28 AM

nope




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