Auto login to WiFi with login page

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Cricketman, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Cricketman macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone,

    Have a question for you all. Is there any solution for both my iPhone and iPad to automatically login to Internet connections with a separate login page? I am not talking about a password protected Wifi with a encrypted password, but rather an open wifi that takes you to a separate page to login every time.

    In my university residential hall, I hate logging in every single time to use the Internet on my iOS devices, so much to the point that I barely use wifi on my iPhone (exhausting my monthly data) and almost never use my ipad. It is even more annoying that every time I put the device to sleep, I have to log in again.

    I feel that this really takes away from the wonderful "always on, always ready" capability of these devices. Any help?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So what does that login page have--what do you have to do to get through it and use WiFi? How often would you need to do it?
     
  3. Cricketman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I need to enter my university ID and pass. Have to login at start of every session... Basically every time iwake from sleep and doesn't automatically connect (so no push notifications)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The problem lies with the way your university has chosen to implement security for their Wi-Fi network. You cannot have your iPhone or iPad automatically log in to such a network.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So once a day or literally every time you launch Safari or another app that uses data (even if minutes or seconds after you closed the last app)?

    Any chance you can talk to the IT people there and see what they recommend for iOS devices or in general to avoid this kind of repetitive things (considering it's got to be something they would hear about all the time from students and faculty)?
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Is most of this use in your room? Do you have a computer in that room? If so, how is it connected (wired/wireless)?

    I'm thinking internet sharing via the computer, if it's possible.
     
  7. michaelgill macrumors newbie

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    The answer lies outwith iOS I'm afraid. I use Wi-Fi Web Login on my Nexus 4 which does the trick.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  8. jklinck macrumors newbie

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    This is a fairly common problem with public WiFi sites. Most have been designed assuming everyone is coming from a browser and can fill in the details. Its annoying to sit in an app that is not responding only to find out you've triggered one of these sign ons. For the most part they add no value or real security, usually they are there to satisfy a lawyer that you have agreed to their terms of services. There has to be a better way....
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It's a problem for the user but the provider could look at it as a usage-limiting feature.
     
  10. nitschi macrumors member

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    Sorry for the late reply and for digging out this old thread. ;)

    You could take a look at this iPhone app:
    http://subzero.eu/autowifi/AutoWiFi/Welcome.html

    You have to enter your login credentials once and the just have to start the app as soon as you're connected to the WiFi. The app then logs in automatically - it's not 100% automated or perfect (since you have to start the app yourself) but it's much much faster and easier IMO.
     
  11. LastOneToKnow macrumors member

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    I know someone that could really use something like this. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. drugrep macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar sort of situation/question. Found this thread searching for an answer.

    I work at a hospital with unsecured public Wi-Fi. There is no username/password but every single time iPhone/iPad goes off, and you turn back on, you have to "Agree" to terms before Wi-Fi connection is made.

    Drives me nuts. Any way I can hold connection.

    I am going to go to IT department and ask them if they'll register my MAC addresses to my devices but I doubt they will.
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    If it's obtrusive, then it discourages workplace distractions :D

    If you are on corp issued 'work' devices, then you are put on a different network segment and seamless.
     
  14. iThat macrumors member

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    AW-Open and its plugins might also be of some help if you don't mind your nose being open.
     
  15. xuancong84 macrumors newbie

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    The method I use is to install both AutoWifi and Activator. In the activator, set a trigger, I use "swipe status bar to the right", and I associate it with two actions: 1. activate Wifi; 2. launch AutoWifi.

    So far this is the most convenient solution to this problem in the world.:cool::D
     

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