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Cannot disable captive portal detection in FF ESR 52

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I'm connecting to Internet through a local public WiFi network that require login. Well, actually it's not a regular login with a username and password, but a simple captive portal where I just have to click a single "Connect" button, whereafter I will have a continious Internet access session for 8 hours before the session expire.

In FF ESR 52, when the session has expired as mentioned above, I get the captive portal detection message in FF saying that I must log in to the network before accessing Internet.

However, the local WiFi network provider have configured their system in a manner that whenever I try to browse to a web site after the previous session has expired, the captive portal login page is automatically and immediately shown, i.e. I don't need the captive portal detection function in FF at all.

According to another support article, I found that captive portal detection on FF can be disabled by changing the following setting on the about:config page: network.captive-portal-service.enabled = false

However, this doesn't work as intened as I still get the captive portal detection message in FF. In fact, the captive portal detection in FF even pop-up when I already have got the local WiFi network providers captive portal login page...

I'm connecting to Internet through a local public WiFi network that require login. Well, actually it's not a regular login with a username and password, but a simple captive portal where I just have to click a single "Connect" button, whereafter I will have a continious Internet access session for 8 hours before the session expire. In FF ESR 52, when the session has expired as mentioned above, I get the captive portal detection message in FF saying that I must log in to the network before accessing Internet. However, the local WiFi network provider have configured their system in a manner that whenever I try to browse to a web site after the previous session has expired, the captive portal login page is automatically and immediately shown, i.e. I don't need the captive portal detection function in FF at all. According to another support article, I found that captive portal detection on FF can be disabled by changing the following setting on the about:config page: network.captive-portal-service.enabled = false However, this doesn't work as intened as I still get the captive portal detection message in FF. In fact, the captive portal detection in FF even pop-up when I already have got the local WiFi network providers captive portal login page...

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i had something similar so i downloaded the free version of revo uninstaller, i t has a lot more tools than just uninstall, however that is what i wanted it do i could not get new drivers or update printers i had to get rid of the printer i had listed i could not uninstall it thru control panel so thats when i got that program it took care of the issue now all is well;. as i said it has more tools its a free download just do a google search for revo unistaller . i am keeping it as it does so much more that that . give it a try, it wont hurt and it just may solve your problem also go thru all the tools and options first david execchef1959@gmai.com

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davidspriggs said

i had something similar so i downloaded the free version of revo uninstaller, i t has a lot more tools than just uninstall, however that is what i wanted it do i could not get new drivers or update printers i had to get rid of the printer i had listed i could not uninstall it thru control panel so thats when i got that program it took care of the issue now all is well;. as i said it has more tools its a free download just do a google search for revo unistaller . i am keeping it as it does so much more that that . give it a try, it wont hurt and it just may solve your problem also go thru all the tools and options first david execchef1959@gmai.com

I don't find this relevant to my problem, as captive portal detection is a new feature that I got with the last upgrade of FF to ESR 52.