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Solved Limited connectivity on public hotspot


Kwaz

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I'm trying to connect to a public open hotspot on my desktop that requires authentication by a web browser. I'm currently getting limited connectivity and I am not prompted that extra information is required (Like I am on this windows 7 laptop)

The windows8 drivers on my usb wireless adapter are all up to date. Troubleshooting says that I have a DNS problem, that the address doesn't exist. I've it with automatic and manual 1st 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 I've also tried disabling ipv6. I've been searching the net and can't seem to find a solution. Any ideas are appreciated. It's so easy to connect on any other device, first issues I've had with this wi-fi, so It's safe to say it's a issue my end.
 

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    Windows 8

sml156

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#2
1 Are you able to connect to web sites
2 don't disable ipv6 (trust me you will need it one day)

If it is an open wifi I think Windows will say It's a limited connection (someone correct me if I am wrong) and it is a good idea to turn off any sharing
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i3 2.53GHz

Kwaz

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#3
I can't connect to any websites and sharing is switched off. On this laptop running windows 7 I get limited connection but am prompted that additional information is required, where I have to sign into the network via web browser. On my desktop I do not get a prompt to sign into the network.
 

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Wullail

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Just out of interest , do you have a popup stopper installed in your browser on the PC?
 

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    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro

Kwaz

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Have turned off internet settings for block pop ups on chrome and IE. Plus I have no tools installed and temporarily don't have internet security.
 

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    Windows 8

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