I often connect to a public wifi network. I find I have to use an alternate browser to get to the connection page because Firefox refuses to load it. Basically, I get the… (read more)
I often connect to a public wifi network. I find I have to use an alternate browser to get to the connection page because Firefox refuses to load it. Basically, I get the message that I have to login to the network; I click the "Connection" button, and a page loads that tells me the wifi login page isn't secure. I click the "Advanced" link, and I can then either 1) Cancel, 2) View the Certificate, or 3) Proceed at my own risk. I choose 3, and Firefox does nothing. I click the link, and the link seems to be dead ... it literally just does nothing.
This is really annoying. I connect to this network daily. I understand the network isn't configured properly, but I'm not the admin and I can't do anything about it. I resent FF for preventing me from connecting while seeming to give me the opportunity to connect. I've tried changing settings in about:config, but nothing works. I end up loading Chrome just to get to the login page for the network, where I then connect, and then immediately kill Chrome and go back to whatever I was trying to do. It's so annoying I have considered just abandoning Firefox, but I've been using it since 2005 and really don't want to use Chrome.
How can I get around this behaviour and connect to the wifi network using Firefox? Please let me know if you need screenshots or more information and I'll see what I can do.