WiFi issue

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MNKent
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WiFi issue

Post by MNKent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:02 pm

I can no longer connect at Google Starbucks. This started about a month ago. The problem is ONLY at Google Starbucks. Those Starbucks that are not Google do not cause the problem. I upgraded to 19 but it did not solve the problem, so went back to 18.3. I looked at Ask Ubuntu but the answers look awful iffy. Any ideas?

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Re: WiFi issue

Post by trytip » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:59 pm

what's Google Starbucks is that some service or is it that you can't connect to google at starbucks
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Re: WiFi issue

Post by MNKent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:34 pm

Google and Starbucks work together to put wifi in Starbucks stores.

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Re: WiFi issue

Post by MNKent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:07 pm

See these posts. https://askubuntu.com/questions/1023429 ... untu-17-10 It is not really a newbie issue. It is more of a networking screw up between ubuntu/linux mint and google-starbucks. I do not know networking enough to parse it out.

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Re: WiFi issue

Post by trytip » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:51 pm

have you tried it with a live distro? not much info to go on. could be the store has a set firewall rules, could be an issue with your dhcp. don't know what to ask for since i never connect in public, except with android and even that sometimes can't connect.

from what i gather in the link you provide is that it's a DNS issue. change your DNS to google, restart your networking and try it again

ps: this means that GOOGLE wants to track whoever is using their product or they don't get in.
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Re: WiFi issue

Post by MNKent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:54 pm

It is a problem at all Starbucks that use Google-Starbucks. I have been using linux for a very long time. This is a very recent development.

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Re: WiFi issue

Post by MNKent » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:00 pm

I do have a copy of syslog for this issue if it would help anybody know what is going on.

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