wifi hotspot problem w Maverick

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 15:24:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 9:57 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/01/2011 16:36, Tom H wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:41 AM, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On 07/01/2011 10:32, Tom H wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:22 AM, O. Sinclair<o.sinclair at gmail.com>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>> Running 10.10 I have a, to me, new problem with connecting to a wifi
>>>>> hotspot system that have worked in earlier versions.
>>>>> I connect to the unsecured router w/o problems. Normally you then open
>>>>> a
>>>>> browser, try to go to any site and gets redirected to a login page from
>>>>> the
>>>>> provider. This worked in 9.10 and 10.04, though come to think of it I
>>>>> had
>>>>> another computer last time I was here.
>>>>> In any case it works in Windows 7 with same computer and wifichips
>>>>> (Broadcomm, sadly). In Kubuntu I connect, try to open a page and it
>>>>> hangs
>>>>> nicely on "looking up whatever.com". No activity on the network can be
>>>>> seen, nothing in logs. Have tried using Networkmanager and Wicd, no
>>>>> difference.
>>>> Are you using the hotspot's DNS server(s)?
>>> yes, they get set when I connect
>> Can you ping or traceroute to the hotspot's DHCP and DNS servers?
>> If you know the login page's url, can you access it with
>> "http://ip_address/..."?
> I can ping the dhcp but not anything outside the LAN address segment. I can
> not nslookup, traceroute or go direct to any "http://...."

Can anyone else use the hotspot?!

Does "netstat -r" show that you have a gateway?

Check the DNS servers in your DHCP lease file (hopefully they're the
same as in "/etc/resolv.conf") and "dig @..." for a well-known site.

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