I never had an issue with this with my old laptop but my new laptop with Windows 8 often times has issues connecting to wi-fi at McDonalds. I am hopeful that someone can provide some insight on what is going on.
When the connection works without issues, I first get a prompt asking me yes or no, if I want to turn on sharing or not. I select no. Next, a webpage pops up from McDonalds and the top has a big button to click "connect". Once I do that, I have decent speeds on whichever websites I go to.
However, usually when I click to connect to a wifi here, it will say "connected" almost immediately. It does NOT ask if I want to turn on sharing and it does NOT pop up a website to click "connect" on the McDonalds webpage. I do have super super super slow speed on Facebook, unable to access my gmail (maybe due to being a secure site) and most Google searches and other pages do not even load.
I sometimes try for 30-60 minutes to get this to work with no success. I restart my laptop, I try reconnected numerous times and not sure why it sometimes randomly works. Other people here seem to have no issue with the internet.
Mod edit. Moved to Web-browsing, e-mail and other internet applications. Chris Cosgrove
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 19 February 2014 - 07:53 PM.