What can I do to keep my iPhone logged in to hospital wifi?

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  1. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    The hospital I work at has notoriously poor AT&T reception, but has wifi everywhere I go. The problem is, every time I put my iPhone to sleep and wake it up again, i get an annoying popup on my screen that asks me to "accept" the terms of their free wifi. Is there any way to just keep the iPhone connected via wifi even while asleep, or have the hospital wifi "remember" to keep my iPhone authorized?

    Thanks!
     
  2. LFSimon macrumors regular

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    sounds to me like this is more of an issue with the hospital system that apparently wants the confirmation of terms every time a device logs in. Is there someone in tech services there you can ask about this?
     
  3. bid2ask77 macrumors regular

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    Its the hospitals system. They do it not to keep the wifi all tied up.
     
  4. SnowDX macrumors 6502

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    Talk to your IT department and see if they can add your MAC address an an exception on the network. It's the same where I work, but employees can get their iPhones (and likely other smartphones) added to the exception list so that they don't get prompted every time to log in.
     
  5. spencers macrumors 68020

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    I have poor AT&T reception inside the hospital I work at as well.

    I recommend talking to your IT department about that issue. I'm sure you're aware, but there are stiff privacy and legal issues that may not let you bypass a login or accept screen at a hospital.
     
  6. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

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    Correct. Your servers keep refreshing the IP address. The Mac Address exception would work for this. That way you would never have to sign in again.
     
  7. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    this is a two part issue

    a) the iPhone will turn off it's wifi antenna in sleep mode
    b) network protocols

    our old wifi network use to require a log in each time too , but now it stays logged unblock longer, but still requires a relogin I think every few hours
     
  8. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Just for the records there is an App on the Jailbreak side that can keep your wife on even when the phone is on sleep mode so you don't get disconnected, as a trade off your battery life will suffer a bit, but not really anything big. Just an FYI
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Great, my wife turns off all the time.
     
  10. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps you should do the dishes more often or give her a backrub when you get home from work.
     
  11. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    That's one of the best 'autocorrect' slip-ups I've seen in a while!
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Well you gotta turn her on:D
     
  13. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    Same thing here at school, except that it's only my iPhone 4 and not others'. Theirs work great, but I have to put in my username/password every time. Tried a restore from backup and a "reset all network settings", but didn't help. I don't want to lose all of my contacts, texts, etc. so a "complete" restore is really not an option for me.
     
  14. deenybird macrumors regular

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    It would be great to get a solution to this.
    This is so ridiculous. There should be laws requiring 'open' networks to remain 'open'
    Let's hack the crap out of these guys please
    ...they make their lives easier by making our lives harder?... Not cool
     
  15. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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