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We use a wifi network at my school in which you must login with your student account in the web brower. When I boot my laptop with Windows 7, it redirects me automatically to the login page.

But if I use Ubuntu 12.10 I can connect to the wifi network, but it doesn't show the login page. I tried with Chrome and Firefox, but both browsers won't show any page.

Is there a solution to this problem?

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This works for my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop without any special configuration. Have you tried refreshing the browser page? Can you add your Network Connection settings information by editing the question above? –  user68186 Dec 12 '12 at 18:33
    
I have the same problem. Just to confirm that we have the exact same problem: did you try to copy the IP of the login page you get in Windows 7, and use it on the Ubuntu firefox? I did that and it worked, so the only problem was the automatic redirection that was not working. Is that the case for you too? –  Ciro Santilli Jun 12 '13 at 17:55
    
Have you tried using a different browser such as chromium? I did this now and it worked. –  Ciro Santilli Dec 28 '13 at 7:16

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Your problem may be bug #1003842.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dnsmasq/+bug/1003842

To fix this, with root privileges edit the file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and comment out the line "dns=dnsmasq": that is, put a '#' at the beginning of the line. Save the file. Then restart network-manager.

sudo restart network-manager

Then reconnect to the Wi-Fi network.

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thanks for your answer, but the fix did not work for me –  Ciro Santilli May 30 '13 at 20:14

We also have this problem almost the same, but we get Connection trouble is when a user logs out eg testuser1 and then testuser2 logs in when they go to surf internet they are not taken to our login page and are al ready connected to internet with testuser1 login details.

we need to have so when ever user Changes they need to 1st go to internet secure login page and sign in with there own login detail.

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