forcing presentation of GWR Wifi Login/Registration

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
I am quite techie, but this one defeated me. The laptop in question is a DELL Windows 7 with usual corporate security

On the GWR train home, I connect OK to the GWR Wifi, but it shows up as limited internet connectivity. I know at this point I need to register to activate the connectivity, but whatever I did (rebooting, IE, Chrome) I just couldn't get to the login page (even reusing previous logins was not successful). Just so annoying as I needed to be online to do work which I had to do at home in the end. Also it worked fine in the morning

Using my smartphone the internet told me it might be to do with DNS cache, Proxy settings etc - buit none of those seemed to work.

Any help out there? Will be going into London again on Tuesday so can try out any suggestions then
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
Weight 29/07/2021:96kg - YTD: -0.5kg, Trips to tip: 06/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - JulSteps (L:Av:H):(589:4602:20372)
Debt 01/01/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£4.5k - Mortgage Neutral:£13.5K/£93.3K - EF:£3K/£10K
Debt Reduction 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(29/07/21): £26K = (St:£107.5-(M:93.3k+CC:4.5k-MF:13.5k-EF:3k))

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  • bod1467bod1467
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    Did you try typing in the address of the login page directly? (If you knew the address).
  • GunJackGunJack Forumite
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    I have to say, a lot of these free wifi setups are pretty unreliable IMHO. You may never know why it wouldn't connect, and have to put it down to experience - like you said, it worked again in the morning, implying it was their system that was at fault...
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  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    GunJack wrote: »
    I have to say, a lot of these free wifi setups are pretty unreliable IMHO. You may never know why it wouldn't connect, and have to put it down to experience - like you said, it worked again in the morning, implying it was their system that was at fault...
    Annoying though - being a warrior of the rails and roads is made a bit easier when things work

    bod1467 wrote: »
    Did you try typing in the address of the login page directly? (If you knew the address).
    I have done that and it has worked, but not this time. So completely frustrated


    Next time I will sync my laptop up at the McDonalds on Platform 1 and just work off line !!
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 29/07/2021:96kg - YTD: -0.5kg, Trips to tip: 06/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - JulSteps (L:Av:H):(589:4602:20372)
    Debt 01/01/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£4.5k - Mortgage Neutral:£13.5K/£93.3K - EF:£3K/£10K
    Debt Reduction 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(29/07/21): £26K = (St:£107.5-(M:93.3k+CC:4.5k-MF:13.5k-EF:3k))
  • Fixed DNS (e.g. Google DNS entries) in your wifi IP settings can stop the automatic browser redirect to the login page, I know this is the case with Fon as I bought a Fonera the other week.

    HTTPS sites may also miss the redirector, whereas HTTP sites such as http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ or http://www.bbc.co.uk/ will get picked up and redirected.
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    OK going in again tomorrow - will try all these - but not sure so will sync up first then pop into McD's for a cheeky egg mcwifi
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 29/07/2021:96kg - YTD: -0.5kg, Trips to tip: 06/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - JulSteps (L:Av:H):(589:4602:20372)
    Debt 01/01/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£4.5k - Mortgage Neutral:£13.5K/£93.3K - EF:£3K/£10K
    Debt Reduction 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(29/07/21): £26K = (St:£107.5-(M:93.3k+CC:4.5k-MF:13.5k-EF:3k))
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    This morning it just worked - go figure

    Plus I actually got a decent download rate - must be sitting too close to first class
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 29/07/2021:96kg - YTD: -0.5kg, Trips to tip: 06/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - JulSteps (L:Av:H):(589:4602:20372)
    Debt 01/01/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£4.5k - Mortgage Neutral:£13.5K/£93.3K - EF:£3K/£10K
    Debt Reduction 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(29/07/21): £26K = (St:£107.5-(M:93.3k+CC:4.5k-MF:13.5k-EF:3k))
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