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firefox works at mcdonalds with windows but not with linux

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I have Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I use firefox browser on both OS's. I am able to connect to internet when I use Windows OS and run firefox at McDonalds. But, when I try to use firefox and Ubuntu OS it will not connect while at McDonalds. Otherwise, the Ubuntu distro and firefox work fine everywhere else.

I have Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I use firefox browser on both OS's. I am able to connect to internet when I use Windows OS and run firefox at McDonalds. But, when I try to use firefox and Ubuntu OS it will not connect while at McDonalds. Otherwise, the Ubuntu distro and firefox work fine everywhere else.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Zoom Launcher
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

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FredMcD
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Check your WiFi. Is that McD listed? Open your WiFi control panel, and have it search for signals. Then okay McD's and set it to make an automatic connection. Note: a password may be needed. Ask the manager.

Check your WiFi. Is that McD listed? Open your WiFi control panel, and have it search for signals. Then okay McD's and set it to make an automatic connection. Note: a password may be needed. Ask the manager.

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bsluss said

I have Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I use firefox browser on both OS's. I am able to connect to internet when I use Windows OS and run firefox at McDonalds. But, when I try to use firefox and Ubuntu OS it will not connect while at McDonalds. Otherwise, the Ubuntu distro and firefox work fine everywhere else.

Thanks for the response. To narrow this down a bit more, the wireless makes the connection to their router, but, mozilla does not bring up the splash page that is needed to accept their connection. Again, it only happens when running firefox with Ubuntu; not when running firefox with Windows.

''bsluss [[#question-1051190|said]]'' <blockquote> I have Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I use firefox browser on both OS's. I am able to connect to internet when I use Windows OS and run firefox at McDonalds. But, when I try to use firefox and Ubuntu OS it will not connect while at McDonalds. Otherwise, the Ubuntu distro and firefox work fine everywhere else. </blockquote> Thanks for the response. To narrow this down a bit more, the wireless makes the connection to their router, but, mozilla does not bring up the splash page that is needed to accept their connection. Again, it only happens when running firefox with Ubuntu; not when running firefox with Windows.
FredMcD
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Hmmm, that is very odd. I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

Hmmm, that is very odd. I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.
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FredMcD
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Is Firefox your default browser?

Is Firefox your default browser?

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Yes - Firefox is my default browser.

Yes - Firefox is my default browser.