I often like to work from my local Starbucks, I love the smell of coffee and the relaxed working environment it provides.
Unfortunately, I can’t drink coffee due to a disagreement my stomach has with it, though that’s another story, and doesn’t stop me liking the aroma of coffee.
Whilst sipping my cup of tea, I use their Google sponsored WiFi connection, along with a secure VPN connection whilst there, though sometimes find that I am not redirected to their login page upon my laptop connecting to the Google
Now… there are no doubt multiple ways to fix this issue though for me I have found the simplest method is to open a web browser and pointing it to a non https URL.
Most reputable websites have an SSL certificate and an https address as their default (rather than an
I find entering in a basic http address (eg: http://techhead.co) does the trick and the WiFi session re-direct kicks in without any problems.
If this doesn’t work for you, make sure that you’re not using static DNS settings for your WiFi connection, ie: have your laptop/device get dynamic DNS addresses from the StarBucks router.