Public Wi-Fi is a boon to the person whose data have exhausted and needs to access the internet to finish the work started by him or her. We often see a lot of people with their heads down using their devices also the free internet provided by Public Wi-Fi.
The Android device connects successfully from an open Wi-Fi network, to use the free internet. But sometimes, despite being connected, you are not able to access any site or web page when you start browsing on your Android device.
Most of the time the device alerts us with a notification, and we have to go through the login (authentication) page of the Wi-Fi provider to get the Wi-Fi connection. For accessing the free public Wi-Fi, the person has to go through a two-step process. First, the selection of the Wi-Fi network is to be performed from your phone and the usually the one that is free probably has the best connection speed.
Then you have to go to the authentication page that will ask you the password, and after this, you will be able to browse the internet with full speed. The second step is the most common place where people get stuck as the authentication page doesn’t load up entirely. Due to this, you are unable to get the Wi-Fi access that you desperately need.
Android devices, the primary cause of the problem lies in the bug that the mobile operating system inherits making the second process unable to complete. Here is a small guide aiding you to resolve the issue and access the Wi-Fi network.
Step1: Connect Free Wi-Fi with Android Phone
First of all, you perform a same and usual steps to connect to the Wi-Fi, by going to Settings > Wi-Fi > Tap on the Public Wi-Fi network to select as well as to connect. Usually, the authentication page comes at once as soon as you connect with the network.
If you are not redirected towards the authentication page, then you might have to get the authorization page manually.
Step2: Get Gateway Number from Network Screen
To load the Wi-Fi hotspot authorization page, you can type the IP address manually in the browser to load the page. 192.168.1.1 is the most common default IP Address that you can try in the browser to load the authorization page. Sometimes this IP might be different and we will explain how to find put the IP address.
Step3: Load the Authentication/Login Page manually
After you wait for a bit to load the authentication page, now tap on the right arrow next to the Wi-Fi name on your phone. This will guide you to the next Wi-Fi Network details windows where you can find out the Gateway IP Address.
Copy this gateway/router IP address in the address bar of your browser and hit enter to load the page as per the screen shot.
Voila, you will be on the login page, just fill out the details with the needed information, and you will be good to go.
After the submission, the provider will authenticate and you will be able to access the free Wi-Fi that you needed for so long.
Alternative Solution to Load Login Page
You can try most common IP address manually before going and finding out the gateway IP addresses as described in step 2. Most of the routers have the gateway IP addresses like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, and you can try any one of these before going to Wi-Fi details page.
The method is applicable on every public Wi-Fi that tends to show the same situation and makes you unable to use the Wi-Fi network.