Quick Tip: neverssl.com
Quick Tip – neverssl.com
Ever have trouble getting to the login page for an open wireless internet connection? The problem might be you are attempting to use encrypted connections. Try this website neverssl.com.
What is neverssl.com?
From their website – the how:
neverssl.com will never use SSL (also known as TLS). No encryption, no strong authentication, no HSTS, no HTTP/2.0, just plain old unencrypted HTTP and forever stuck in the dark ages of internet security.
Secure browsers and websites using https make it impossible for those wifi networks to send you to a login or payment page. Basically, those networks can't tap into your connection just like attackers can't.
The short version is that web browsers are ‘too’ smart so you need a dumb website that doesn’t support SSL. That will allow the wireless network to capture your session so you can check the box to get to the internet.