how to connect hotel WIFI to macbook pro retina

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  1. asian1980nl, May 20, 2014
    Last edited: May 20, 2014

    asian1980nl macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    hi guys,
    I am a Apple macbook newbie. How do i connect my hotel wifi to my macbook pro retina? It showed connected to the hotel wifi but how or where to enter the hotel wifi password??
    Please advice. Many thanks.
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    Usually, a pop-up will appear or a new browser tab will ask for your room number and password.

    You can always call the front desk and see if they know.

    Also, if it says you are connected, can you still browse? If so, you don't need the room number and password then.
  3. asian1980nl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    nope...i cant browse and nothing pop up on the screen. The wifi icon showed connected on the top right screen.
    I have no problem connecting the hotel wifi on my samsung galaxy note 3 phone.
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Turn the wifi on/off and keep opening and closing Safari. Sometimes, for whatever reason, the network login doesn't want to show up. I always have this issue at Starbucks.
  5. asian1980nl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    just did but still nothing pop up whatsoever.. :(
  6. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

    Mar 17, 2012
    Did you select a network to join ?

    If not click on the the little wifi symbol in the top bar and choose the hotel network
  7. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Really? Asking here is better than just picking up the phone to reception :confused:

    Normally hotel WiFi is designed to be super-easy to connect to AND they have guides in the rooms, people to help etc etc etc....
  8. meson macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2014
    Over the years, I've noticed that Safari doesn't always redirect to the login page. Try clearing your Safari cache to see if that helps.

    I usually keep a second browser, such as Firefox for the rare occasion where Safari has issues, and find it to redirect just fine.
  9. asian1980nl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
  10. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    I keep Firefox installed pretty much for this purpose. Safari often doesn't offer the login pages but FF seems to every time.
  11. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Sometimes the pop up safari screen does not appear. I will open Safari up manually and type in a website "" or anything else, when the network brings up the login page.
  12. Md9333 macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    I found the solution and it is soooo easy!!! Don't open the Internet with chrome or Firefox or anything except safari. Just connect to the guest wifi then open safari and the log in page will pop up. It has to be safari or it won't work.

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