can't access public wifi

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by newmacuser13, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. newmacuser13 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    We have WiFi in a public park across from my office that I am able to connect to with a laptop. No encryption. The iTouch see the access point, asks to connect to it, connects, but then once safari starts it says it cannot find the server. I suspect the problem is that when I connect on a laptop, it brings me to a first page where I have to agree to terms (no porn) and that intermediate step is somehow not displaying on the iTouch. Good strong signal.

    Anyone else experience this problem? Is there a workaround
  2. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
    make sure www is in the url bc the itouch does not put that prefix in sometimes.. or maybe ur not putting the prefix in.;)
  3. newmacuser13 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Nope, that's not the issue. For example, I try to access a bookmarked site and it doens't find the server, same bookmark on another access point works fine. I am able to use other access points, including home, just not this one particular free public site (and only unable with iTouch, access just fine with MacBook).
  4. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    maybe the website uses flash or something.
  5. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2007
    same problem here

    I get that message too in places where i have a full signal. It's not a www thing. It show i'm connected with a check mark yet i can't get into anything.

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