I go into a local coffee shop with public wifi and try to connect. The connection shows up in network manager so I click on it and it says it is connected. Apparently the next thing I should do is open a browser and accept the acceptable use policy. However when I open Firefox it just shows the start page which I'm assuming is local and if I try to go anyplace on the internet says "connecting" and never goes anyplace. How am I supposed to get to the "Acceptable Use" page?
The network manager is set to Automatic for everthing and when I sit down and click connect on the indicator icon, after it says connected, it appears to be ready to go. If I edit things in the connection properties that I know will cause it to fail the browser shows the "server not found" page when I try to access the internet, but if I leave everthing set to automatic and get the connection shown below it just freezes at "connecting".
I have tried firefox and chromium and they both act the same, but could there be something in the way I have my browsers configured that aren't allowing them to re-direct to the "acceptable use" page? Are there other tools that might help diagnose what is going on?
State: connected (global) - Device: wlan0 [TimHortons-US-Staging] --------------------------------------- Type: 802.11 WiFi Driver: iwl3945 State: connected Default: yes HW Address: <MAC address removed> Capabilities: Speed: 54 Mb/s Wireless Properties WEP Encryption: yes WPA Encryption: yes WPA2 Encryption: yes Wireless Access Points (* = current AP) *TimHortons-US-Staging: Infra, <MAC address removed>, Freq 2437 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 67 IPv4 Settings: Address: 10.2.242.244 Prefix: 16 (255.255.0.0) Gateway: 10.2.1.1 DNS: 126.96.36.199 DNS: 188.8.131.52