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  #523283 19-Sep-2011 22:06
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Hi - I've had a similar problem with an iPhone & it's inability to join certain networks that use a login page. This seemed to arrive & then be resolved when changing versions of iOS... but certain of my Jailbreak apps could have caused a conflict. You could check that you've got the latest software version, perhaps try a restore through iTunes (I guess you've done a restart), but it's also worth a 'network reset' (settings > general > reset > network settings).
Good luck.



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  #523305 19-Sep-2011 22:59
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Geems: Yeah I tried it at Changi airport and it wouldn't connect there either )-:

Have you tried a FULL reboot of the iPad? You hold the power button AND the home button simultaneously until the apple symbol reappears, ignoring the slide to turn off prompt. About a 10-15 second button hold.

Then once you get to the connect to network page, select network then WAIT, the web password prompt should hopefully appear then type in pass phrase...


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  #523351 20-Sep-2011 07:49
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try connecting the wifi first.
then turn off YOUR ipad wifi.
then turn on ipad wifi.
wait 1 min ...

worked for me. stupid ipad ....

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #523355 20-Sep-2011 08:11

cyril7: Sound to me like you have got a layer2 connection via the WiFi but not been challenged with a HotSpot login from the Hotel router, I also assume you have your WiFi TCP interface set to DHCP.


Thats what I'm thinking, like how my iPhone never worked at uni.

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  #523417 20-Sep-2011 10:25

Thanks for all your suggestions.  Have tried the full reboot, also tried switching on and off the WiFi - nothing seems to work so I'm figuring it could be the layer connection problem as suggested.  I am going to have to ring Apple from Thailand I guess as I can't see how I can prove there was a problem once I get back to NZ. I wonder how I can get them to pay for the call - I've logged a request for a phonecall but 12 hours later haven't heard anything.

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  #523459 20-Sep-2011 11:40

Hi all - just thought I'd let you know that finally - after being here 24 hours, the WiFi has miraculously started working.  I just switched it on now and it prompted me for the hotel password for the first time. I didn't do anything differently than before.  All very strange - and hopefully it will keep working.

Thank you all for your comments - they made the hassles all the more bearable. (-:

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