You shouldn't be concerned if your machine starts acting up while attempting to link to a public WiFi network. Your machine is in perfect working order. This is due to the fact that resolving the issue is easy. The following are some pointers that will assist you in getting up and running.

Even after successfully connecting, a number of these public wifi networks require users to log in with an email or other credentials, watch advertisements, and/or consent to usage limits before accessing the internet. It's a time-consuming extra step, but it's made worse when these login pages don't appear at all. You may be linked to a wifi network, but the amount of data you'll be getting is equal to turning your computer off.

Fix 1. Changing your DNS settings

In most cases, your computer should be able to detect the DNS server of any network you are connected to automatically. In most cases, this is sufficient to cause the automatic opening of a Public WiFi website.

If you change your DNS settings, however, you'll have a problem. This is particularly true if you use a third-party DNS server. As a result, if you've added some third-party DNS, such as OpenDNS or Google DNS, your machine could struggle to open the log-in page.

All you have to do to fix this issue is disable the third-party DNS servers. It's possible that you'll need to restart your WiFi to get the log-in page to load.

Fix 2: Restart Your PC

  • This workaround may be all that's needed to fix the problem. To get started, disconnect from the network and turn off your Wi-Fi.

•     Shut down your computer after logging out of your user account.

•     Restart the machine and log into your user account.

•     Reconnect to the network by turning on your Wi-Fi. Check to see if the login page has appeared in your browser.

Fix 3: Use a Different Browser

If the problem persists after restarting your device, the next best choice is to update your default browser to Microsoft Edge or Firefox. Maybe the captive portal will appear now.

What are the steps to take:

  • Pick Start from the Start menu (press the Windows logo key on your keyboard).
  • In the search window, type ‘Control Panel.' Best Match will appear as an option. Pick it by clicking on it.
  • Under the ‘View-by' drop-down, select ‘Category.'
  • Look for the word "Programs" and click on it.
  • Next, choose Default Programs.
  • Select ‘Set your default programs' from the drop-down menu.

Permit a couple of seconds for the page to stack. After that, select the browser you want to use and then click the ‘Set this program as default' button. Click the OK button.

You can reconnect to the Wi-Fi network at this time. Check to see if the login page appears in the current default browser.

Fix 4: Reset the Network Connection

This is what you would do:

  • In the left corner of your taskbar, click the Wi-Fi button.
  • To disable Wi-Fi, go to the Wi-Fi page.
  • Press the Wi-Fi icon and the Wi-Fi tab again to re-enable the network link.
  • Start your browser and go to www.google.com. It's likely that the login page will now appear.

Don't worry if the problem continues after you've tried all four of the above solutions. It isn't going to take long. Proceed to the next step in the process, which is mentioned below.

Can’t see a public Wi-Fi login page? Try these solutions

• Restart your computer

• Switch to a new tab

• Turn off pop-up blocking

• Reset your network connection

• Go to the router's default page

• Disable third-party DNS servers Enable incognito mode

• Use Command Prompt to flush the DNS cache

• Renew the DHCP lease

• Temporarily disable Firewall

• Update the driver for your network adapter

We recommend that you try these solutions in the order they are presented. You are, however, free to do it in any order you want.

Let's get this party started, shall we?

Here are the means by which to acquire the associated switch's IP address:

  • Open the Run dialogue box. By pressing the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard, you can do this.
  • To open the Command Prompt window, type ‘CMD' in the text field and press Enter or click the Ok button.
  • Type the command ‘config (without the inverted commas) and press Enter.
  • Under ‘Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:,' look for the IPv4 address.
  • Now, copy and paste the address into the URL bar of your browser and hit Enter. After that, you'll be able to access the internet without any problems.

So here’s what you have to do:

Open a new incognito window in your browser (click the Menu icon and pick ‘New incognito window'). Simply click Ctrl + Shift + N on your keyboard to do this easily in Chrome.

Type the address of a non-HTTPS website (com, for example) into the URL bar and click Enter.

The login page will be forced to appear after you've completed these measures.

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