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Can't connect to college wifi(captive portal)

Post by splinuxmint » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:33 pm

Dual Boot :-Windows 10- College Wi-Fi get connected and firefox open quickly for sign in to captive portal..
:-Linux Mint :- College Wifi don't connect.If I try to manually enter IP in firefox ,It can't access that webpage,too.
Tried some solutions that didn't work for me.
Linux Mint can connect to my mobile's hotspot.

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Re: Can't connect to college wifi(captive portal)

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:43 pm

splinuxmint wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Tried some solutions that didn't work for me.
What were they? I'm asking so people don't waste their time by typing them down again.
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Re: Can't connect to college wifi(captive portal)

Post by splinuxmint » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 am

Moem wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:43 pm
splinuxmint wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Tried some solutions that didn't work for me.
What were they? I'm asking so people don't waste their time by typing them down again.
Solutions that I've tried:-
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1)To fix this, with root privileges edit the file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and comment out the line dns=dnsmasq: that is, put a # at the beginning of the line. Save the file. Then restart network-manager.

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sudo service network-manager restart
Then reconnect to the Wi-Fi network.Ref:-https://askubuntu.com/questions/228351/ ... 155#872155
2)I had the same problem with Ubuntu 16.04. The hint to solving this was when I ran

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sudo dhclient
and got the following message: /etc/resolvconf/update.d/libc: Warning: /etc/resolv.conf is not a symbolic link to /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf

The steps I took after that were from here: Resolvconf -u gives the error "resolvconf: Error: /etc/resolv.conf must be a symlink"


That is, running these steps solved the problem:

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sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf
sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
sudo resolvconf -u
Ref:-https://askubuntu.com/questions/228351/ ... 155#872155

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Re: Can't connect to college wifi(captive portal)

Post by cp21 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi,
I also have more or less same problem.. In Institute hostel we have a open unsecured network available. In windows I have to do nothing.. just select connect.. it gets connected.. no captive portal. Same in android phone also. But in Mint it shows it gets connected but no page will open. Otherwise if I connect to secured networks it connects pretty fine.. any solution to this?

I tried the above ones but of no help..

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