Wifi issueat airports

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  1. Coladog

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    Over the last weeks I have been traveling alot. My Iconia's wifi works great at home but at four different airports I had issues with their free wifi. My Acer would connect and show a strong signal but I would have problems getting onto any websites (very slow and random disconnect - lost of signal). The signal would come back but getting onto any website was useless. Anyone have an idea what is happening with the airports free wifi? I was using the stock browser and Dolpin HD browser. Both had the same problems.
     
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    The last two airports I was at (which claimed to have free wifi) actually routed you to a pay service and though I got great signal, until I agreed to pay I wasn't going anywhere. Did it by chance send you to a strange sign-in page? Do you use these particular airports often enough where you know they're still free?
     
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    The airports: Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Burbank all had welcome screens where you would agree to there terms and then free wifi. No option to pay for service. I had no problems surfing the w.w.w. on my iPhone or my wife's Blackberry.
     
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    What about other free wifis? Have you tested coffee shops and Laundromats? I've had no trouble with public wifi... although I do have to click agree on the browser redirect before anything works.
     
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    No, I have not tried other free wifi spots yet. I will check a nearby McDonalds which I believe has free AT&T wifi. I will let you know the results when I get back. Thanks
     
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    I just got back from McDonalds and had no problems getting onto their free wifi. I checked out a few websites and everything ran fast. The issue seems to be at airports.
     
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    my problem is that the locations homepage doesnt come up automatically where i can click to begin using at hotel, airport, etc. the galaxys defaultbrowser just tries to open my home page... any ideas?
     

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