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Re: firefox does not redirect to login page




On Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 09:44:49 (-0500), Dan Ritter wrote:
> Flo wrote: 
> > Dear All,
> > 
> > I have an old laptop which I set up yesterday. And since it's old I only
> > install the packages I need.
> > 
> > Today I realized that I cannot login into an public hotspot.
> > 
> > Up to now it worked in a way that I got redirected to the login page
> > where I had to click on the connect button. This does not happen now.
> > 
> > It just says it cannot find the webpage.
> > 
> > What package is necessary to make firefox able to redirect me to the
> > login page? What do I need to install?
> > 
> 
> Try going to http://192.168.1.1

I don't think one can assume that that's the correct address.
You're better off trying to connect to the router, so look
at the output of   ip r   for the appropriate address (default).

> It's not your browser; it's the public hotspot, which is trying
> to subvert https, and no longer can.

Cheers,
David.