Script or code to check if hotel uses a signon page
Posted on 2007-10-10
Some hotels require that the user signs on to the network before they can access anything on the internet
Our company uses a proxy server, which means that users that wish to get on the internet at a hotel, have to first connect to our VPN. They are unable to do this most of the time since they have not yet signed on.
Currently our solution requires that the user accesses a fake address ie ("220.127.116.11") which we configure in the network settings to bypass the proxy server. When the address is called upon the hotel signon screen appears since the hotel sees the computer trying to access the internet. They can then signon and continue to log onto VPN. We want to automate this process. Is there anyway to script a program that will check to see if a signon page is required?