What to do when the wifi login page doesn’t pop up

Many wifi networks are open to the public to connect, but then use a pop up web page to authorize access to the internet. This is common in hotels, cafes, airports, etc.

The problem is that sometimes the pop up web page doesn’t pop up.  When this happens, you can’t access the internet.  What to do?

Solution

Simply enter this into your browser’s address bar: neverssl.com

I’ve had several chances recently to try this out and it worked every time.  I used it successfully with my laptop multiple times in hotels, and once on my iPhone during a flight that offered Gogo internet.  Obviously I can’t guarantee that it will work every time, but hopefully it will.

Add it to your tool bars, or better yet, memorize it.  It’s easy: neverssl.com

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Kadels
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Kadels

You are my HERO! This happens to me all the time with Gogo and Marriott, and I can never use WiFi. I can’t wait to try it!

Matt
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Matt

Another good one is http://httpforever.com. Works great whenever i connect to a Wifi but the login page doesn’t pop up.

Lea
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Lea

Nice to know. I don’t have that issue with my phone much but it’s a frequent problem with my tablet. I enter IP address 1.1.1.1 and that usually works. Currently at a hotel where that did not work and instead of using my preferred Chrome browser I opened the basic Samsung browser, then opened a new tab and that finally let me sign in.

Grant
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Grant

Strange as it is, if you type abc.com into your browser, it will quickly redirect you to the login page. If you are flying, you can usually type gogoair.com to get the login page.

rich
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rich

You might want to read this (especially if using an apple product), in case your solution doesn’t work.
https://mashtips.com/solve-wifi-login-page-not-loading-issue-ios/

The bottom line is that you need to get your computer to talk to the device that displays the portal. That is the router and almost always ends with a “.1” address.

Matthew@airsicktravel
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Matthew@airsicktravel

Great tip! At a hospital, I ended up typing in 192.168.1.1 or 0.1 and it sent me to the login page on my phone. Will try this next time (somewhere else hopefully, not at a hospital)

Andy Tilley
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Andy Tilley

you can just enter 1.1.1.1

Bill
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Bill

Here’s the explanation found at neverssl.com…..
What?

This website is for when you try to open Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc on a wifi network, and nothing happens. Type “http://neverssl.com” into your browser’s url bar, and you’ll be able to log on.

How?

neverssl.com will never use SSL (also known as TLS). No encryption, no strong authentication, no HSTS, no HTTP/2.0, just plain old unencrypted HTTP and forever stuck in the dark ages of internet security.

Why?

Normally, that’s a bad idea. You should always use SSL and secure encryption when possible. In fact, it’s such a bad idea that most websites are now using https by default.

And that’s great, but it also means that if you’re relying on poorly-behaved wifi networks, it can be hard to get online. Secure browsers and websites using https make it impossible for those wifi networks to send you to a login or payment page. Basically, those networks can’t tap into your connection just like attackers can’t. Modern browsers are so good that they can remember when a website supports encryption and even if you type in the website name, they’ll use https.

And if the network never redirects you to this page, well as you can see, you’re not missing much.

CaveDweller
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CaveDweller

I learned to many people get hacked @ airports .I use my Skyroam and put it in BP no one knows nothing ..
If u run into trouble take the running LT down to the front desk usually a 20 second fix no ph calls.

AlexL
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AlexL

Good to know. Thank you for sharing. I was struggling to use starbucks wifi in Spain as no popup for instruction.

craig
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craig

sounds like an easy way to do it personally for me I just type in the website of the free wifi for example if I am at starbucks using their free internet I will type in starbucks.com and it will bring up the page to accept their conditions but this should be good in case something like that doesn’t work.

Tim A.
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Tim A.

Always wondered why someone didn’t create an app to do this. I guess a URL is about as good.

Gary
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Gary

An airport lounge concierge once have me the tip of going to cnn.com. It almost always brings up the login page. I assume that they include some kind of header on their homepage, which tells the browser to request a fresh version of the page, rather than trying to get it from cache.
As far as the previous suggestion of going to the company’s own website (such as starbucks.com) goes, this has never worked for me at Marriott. I still had to go to cnn.com.
I also very recently found out about neverssl.com. On the handful of occasions I’ve needed to use it in the meantime, it hasn’t worked for me.

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