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Re: firefox does not redirect to login page




David Wright wrote: 
> 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 better if that is *not* a correct address. What we want is
for the browser to make a request that won't be https, so that
the router can hijack it to redirect to the login hotspot.

-dsr-