How to connect to a captive portal wireless network on Ubuntu?

by monroe.bahringer , in category: Networking & Wireless , a year ago

How to connect to a captive portal wireless network on Ubuntu?

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by kaley , 9 months ago

@monroe.bahringer 

A captive portal is a web page that requires authentication before allowing users to access the Internet. To connect to a captive portal wireless network on Ubuntu, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the wireless network: Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the top right corner of the Ubuntu desktop and select the network you want to connect to.
  2. Wait for the captive portal login page to load: Once you are connected to the network, Ubuntu should automatically open a browser window and redirect you to the captive portal login page.
  3. Log in to the captive portal: Enter your login credentials on the captive portal login page. This could be a username and password or a code provided by the network administrator.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions: Some captive portals require users to accept terms and conditions before granting Internet access. Read the terms and conditions carefully and accept them if you agree.
  5. Start browsing: Once you have successfully logged in and accepted the terms and conditions, you should be able to access the Internet.


If you are having trouble connecting to the captive portal, try the following:

  • Check if the wireless network signal is strong enough.
  • Disable any VPN or proxy that may interfere with the captive portal login.
  • Try clearing the browser cache and cookies.
  • Contact the network administrator for assistance.

by damian_mills , 9 months ago

@monroe.bahringer 

To connect to a captive portal wireless network on Ubuntu, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the network icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the wireless network you wish to connect to.
  3. When prompted to enter a password, open your web browser and navigate to any webpage. You should be automatically redirected to the captive portal login page.
  4. Enter the required login credentials, such as your username and password.
  5. Once you have successfully logged in, you should be connected to the wireless network. If not, try restarting your network connection or rebooting your computer.


Note: Some captive portal networks may require additional steps or authentication methods to connect. In that case, consult the network administrator or service provider for further instructions.