Anyway I'm trying to connect but can't seem to get to the landing/login page.
I am able to connect and it doesn't require a password initially, however browsing doesn't immediately work so I guess it is a network which needs you to put in a dummy email address and some basic details before you can begin. So I need to find the page to put those details into. NOWHERE on the internet (through searching while on wired connections that work) can I find and kind of instructions for connecting to this wifi, plenty of news stories recount the day it was set up but nothing says how to use it. I guess that for many people their device automatically loads the landing page, mine doesn't.
So as far as I can tell I need to know the IP address for this landing page so I can type it into the browser, then log into the wifi and get browsing. hence I've tried to "ping google.co.uk" and to "traceroute google.co.uk" but both give "unknown host", I've also tried setting my DNS to be google's 188.8.131.52 but this hasn't helped either. At this point I'm a bit at a loss for how to make any further progress in working out where the login page might be found.
I'm working from linux mint.
What other ways can I use to try to work out what this address would be, I expected ping and traceroute to fail but give me a list of the servers they COULD get to along the way, and by typing in the IP address of one of these servers I would guess I could easily get to the login page (that has worked before for me on other networks I've tried connecting to). However each failed without giving such a list. Also if anyone is familiar with CityConnect wifi and knows the address of the landing page anyway that could be a solution for me too, seems a bit absurd that in all their effort to say that the wifi exists no-one has thought to post connection and setup instructions online anywhere.
EDIT: I've just tried visiting any of 192.168.1.1, 127.1.1.1, 184.108.40.206, and http://localhost, no success with any of them, All fail to give any pages!
EDIT2: also just tried "ip route | grep default" in the terminal and visiting the IP address which was shown, no success. Another thing which has failed to connect to any kind of login portal is visiting each and every IP address shown by right clicking on the connection icon and going to "connection information" and looking down that list.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may be able to give
Edited by rp88, 25 September 2017 - 03:34 PM.