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Public WiFi hotspot access via web based login broken

asked 2019-01-27 14:21:14 +0200

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updated 2019-01-28 10:39:43 +0200

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This has been dealt with before but I can't see that it has ever been addressed.

Inability to connect to public WiFi hostspots that require a web based login to access makes SFOS complete useless as a traveling device!

Some security warning is generated and access doesn't happen. The OS keeps trying to connect and the browser keeps opening tabs in the background and suddenly there are 200 tabs to manually close.

For me it is even worse, because the WiFi is a shared connection in one of my apartments and the only way to access it via WiFi is through such a login. Interestingly, my Libreelec box there connects fine via ethernet to the router, but it fails with WiFi in a similar manner ... is it a Linux thing?

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It happens for a tons of sites, sailfish browser is useless, the only solution for now is to use android browser ... If you can ... And it's a little bit ridiculus, we can just hope on new qt version on next release, cross fingers

brotholo ( 2019-01-27 15:06:08 +0200 )edit

I use hotspots that require a login web page regularly and have no big issues. Sometimes the sailfish browser fails, but then I just use firefox instead. It might be helpful to bookmark the login page and if you can't find it out on your Jolla get it from another device.

cg ( 2019-01-27 15:09:14 +0200 )edit

WebCat works well so no even need to use android stack...

pemek ( 2019-01-28 01:18:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-01-27 17:24:10 +0200

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updated 2019-01-27 17:26:06 +0200

Such a login happens by detecting captive portal while trying to access a predefined url (which I think would point to Mozilla servers). Obviously Mozilla doesn't want third party clients to access its service, that's why it is broken in SFOS browser.

For our browser to work, Jolla needs to implement and provide this service using its own servers.

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answered 2019-02-06 15:58:03 +0200

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Same problem for me on my xa2 with 3.0.1.14 The very first verification/connection in the network was working,but since then no more automatic appearance of the login-window. Same behaviour in native browser as in Firefox.

Manual selection of the login-page works, however!

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