Trouble connecting MBA to public wifi with authentication page

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by knmlee, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 28, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    I've been having trouble connecting my Macbook Air to public wifi in several airports (Denver, San Diego most recently). I select the SSID and get the signal just fine. When I launch Safari or Firefox, I see a redirect to an authentication page - but it never comes up - it just hangs.

    Using my iPhone and Safari, I can connect just fine. When the iPhone browser gets to the redirect screen, it comes up with a dialog box asking to accept a security certificate.

    On the Macbook, I never get asked about a certificate. I can't find any settings that change this behavior. I am not blocking pop up windows blocked and I am accepting cookies.

    Any ideas on how to resolve this? I see lot's of other Macbooks in the airport browsing away so I know I must be doing something wrong.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #2
    No ideas other than to reboot and try again. I had this exact same problem when I was traveling two months ago. I believed the browser was the problem because the WiFi signal would be fine but I couldn't get past the acceptance page within either FireFox or Safari. It almost seemed like the page was hanging? I hadn't ever had that problem before. I rebooted and it properly displayed the acceptance page and it worked. Wasn't in Denver, but it was at an airport. I have noticed several airports use the same system for WiFi. I have no clue why one would have to reboot or how that would change anything at all, but it worked.
     

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