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Default Help. DM9 can't connect to Internet at places that have a sign-in page - 11-19-2010, 02:30 AM

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At Panera and at my local library there is a page that comes up when I try to connect to the Internet that is an agreement page. It comes up with my iPod Touch and with my MacBook. Using my DM9 that page does not come up for me to sign in so I can't get on the Internet. I have had Firefox and Chromium running at different times with the same results. When there is a WEP password or no password, it connects. What do I need to do to get connected to the Internet at Panera and the like? Thanks.
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Default 11-20-2010, 12:16 AM

Do you have a proxy server configured? What happens if you type in an IP address? What DO you get when you do this?

These pages work by intercepting the initial page request and redirecting to their signon page. I have seen an issue at one hotel where my iPhone would have this symptom but my Mini 9 (Win7) would not.

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Default Solved! - 11-20-2010, 06:11 PM

I believe I have the problem solved.
When I installed 10.04 UNR recently, after replacing the DM9's original 16GB SSD which died suddenly, I was faced with having to install one of two wifi card drivers. I chose the wrong one. Now I have removed it and installed the other one, 'Broadcom STA Wireless Driver' and it works.
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Default 11-23-2010, 01:16 AM

I'm glad you got it working.

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Default 11-23-2010, 02:05 AM

@JEBB, thanks for reporting back to us....hopefully it may help someone else in the same situation.....(if they bother to search the board..which most dont...but thank you again!!)

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