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Re: [LUG] 20170207 Cafe/Library WiFi connecting?


On Thu, 16 Feb 2017, Eion MacDonald via list wrote:

On 15/02/2017 20:08, Tremayne, Steve via list wrote:
Just picking up on this ...

I used to use xkcd.com as my "start page" URL when trying to login to various hotel / 
cafà wifi systems, but as Simon pointed out, it's usually the http -> http*S* redirection that 
causes most captive portals to jam up (IMO)

So, now I use a well-known fake URL: http://example.com and that seems to trigger 
the captive portal in 99.24% of cases :)

I have found these two 'test sites'  example at dot com and dot org.
Thanks , I will try these.

http://wiringpi.com/ and http://moorbakes.co.uk/ both owned by me are not https, although the plan is to make them so - one day, but not for a while yet.

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