I often use my Windows 7.5 phone at places with free Wifi, e.g. Starbucks. These often have a confirmation screen such that simply makes you check a check box and press a button to accept their terms, and then you're connected.
Most of the time, when connecting, the screen switches to the browser window and brings up the confirmation screen. That is good. But occasionally, it doesn't bring up the confirmation screen, but still says "connected". But no, I'm not connected.
I then can see no way of disconnecting and reconnecting to get the confirmation screen to come up. I've turned Wifi off to disconnect and waited 20 seconds. But when I turn Wifi on again, it simply connects without the confirmation screen ... and I still have no connection.
Is there any way to force the confirmation screen to open up, or otherwise connect?
Update: I just purchased a Windows 8 Phone. The same thing happens. For two sites in particular (Starbucks and MTS hot spots), the Wifi "connects" but 40% of the time the browser does not pop up with a confirmation screen. Because of that the Wifi is not really connected.
Nothing I do at that point (turn off wifi and then on again, turn off phone and on again, disconnect by attempting to connect to a different wifi and then coming back) will allow me to login to that wifi. However, the next day, I may come back and it may work.
This is infuriating. Anyone else having the problem? Any more ideas?