School's WiFi login page

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by imisplacedmine, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009
    Hey guys, my university recently switched their wifi networks from a VPN login to a web-based login. When you connect to the network and open a browser you are supposed to be redirected to a login page where you input your school ID/Password. This works great on my iPhone, but it doesn't even show up on my macbook. The browser just give me the old "address not found" "server not found business."

    This is on a new aluminum macbook (2Ghz) with the latest OSX and updates. I have tried resetting my airport settings all to default and even deleting the connection and creating a new one. I'm at a loss with this one, so help would be great.
  2. macrumors 604


    Have you tried using both FireFox and Safari?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009
    Yes, with no difference.
  4. macrumors 604


    Then you should talk to your school's IT department. That is what they are there for. ;)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    Exactly. OP, why do you think we could answer this question better than your network administrator?
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009
    They looked at my macbook like it was an alien creation. No one in the IT department/help desk knew what to do with my Mac. That's why I'm asking y'all.
  7. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    First thing's first. Does your MacBook get an IP address?
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    I'm assuming that your network is using a system called Bluesocket here. My fix for this was to turn my airport card off for like 10 secs and then turning it back on. It does wonders.

    Also, google Nimblesocket.

    Source: My College uses Bluesocket and one of our building has this exact problem with my Macbook but my Touch works fine with the bluesocket app.
  9. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Try with new user account.
  10. macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2007
    Ok you nubs try helping a guy or zip the lip

    1) Are you able to successfully connect to any other wireless networks?
    2) Do you have any manual entered IP or DNS information
    3) What is your patch level of your OS? All 10.5.x.x updates installed?

    Let me know and we can take the next step
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    I think you have to type in the login address into the URL on your macbook book. For some reason it is not redirecting you to your schools bluesocket page.

    Since your getting in from your iPhone, just take that login URL and use that on your Macbook, then log in.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    Oh, well, that seems reasonable. That IT department must suck. Actually, I find most of them suck.....

    What are nubs? Are you trying to say noobs, you n00b. :p

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