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How to establish WiFi connection in trains? [captive portal] [answered]

asked 2019-10-27 10:07:09 +0300

ds1979 gravatar image

updated 2020-01-28 22:29:43 +0300

rozgwi gravatar image

Dear Sailors,

I am very often using trains to move along, so I would like to use the WiFi connections on them. Unfortunately, I don't get them to work. In my special case, I have trouble with the WiFi on the trains of GoAgead in Baden-Württemberg. I can connect to the WiFi, but I am not rerouted to the splash page, to confirm that I will obey the law and regulations.

Do you have some tips, what to do?

Thank you in advance!

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Try a different browser, Sailfish Browser sucks balls.

Spam Hunter ( 2019-10-27 10:57:43 +0300 )edit

You are right about the browser, though, but I think that this is irrelevant. I can connect to the WiFi, but then nothing happens and no page is being opened, even not starting to load a page, where I can confirm the connection. This in mind, it seems to be a different problem.

ds1979 ( 2019-10-27 11:54:21 +0300 )edit

Oh, unfortunately @Edz is so right about the browser :(

And this is just a minor issue...

peterleinchen ( 2019-10-27 14:27:33 +0300 )edit

@Edz comment is relevant, it's up to the browser to redirect to the captive portal, and Sailfish browser often fail.

Last time I tried, even Firefox didn't manage to do it, but it worked nicely with Webcat.

I'll try to use http next time, as suggested by @Fuzzillogic 👍

Sthocs ( 2019-10-27 15:59:38 +0300 )edit

A train is fitted with a number of Wireless Access Points that can help boost coverage across the coaches TalkToWendys.

Somer5s ( 2020-01-30 12:00:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-10-27 11:55:42 +0300

Fuzzillogic gravatar image

updated 2020-01-27 23:13:32 +0300

ds1979 gravatar image

Try to manually navigate to a site, but make sure to use http, not https, as https will fail due to security. Use http://example.org, for example. Usually, you'll be redirected to the logon page.

However, last time I used public wifi, it just worked for me..

edited by ds1979:

Sometimes you have to delete the cache to make it work. ;-)

This here works in the terminal. Search for my idea to make an icon to write an e-mail to yourself and put it together:

rm -r ~/.mozilla/mozembed/cache2/
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Exactly this!

peterleinchen ( 2019-10-27 14:26:06 +0300 )edit

actually there's a nice site with the http-only (non ssl/https) url: http://neverssl.com I added rhis ro my bookmarks/favourites end vistit it whnenever our beloved bleeding-edge browser doesn't show the captive portal automatically.

jollajo ( 2019-10-27 16:31:38 +0300 )edit

Nice one, too.

I always use http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/ :D

peterleinchen ( 2019-10-27 17:05:18 +0300 )edit

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