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Have Dell Inspirion laptop.  Has wireless.  Wireless works great in my house which is a secure wireless setup.  When connecting to it, at least for the first time, user will have to input security key.

When I take laptop on trips, and happen to be staying in a hotel that has free Wi-Fi, yet must still enter in security key in some fashion, it is often done a different way.  An actual browser window auto launches when initially trying to connect.  You enter the credentials via the browser along with answering a few questions such as room number, etc.

My issue is that at public hotels with Wi-Fi, my laptop will NEVER launch the browser window.  It's like there is something preventing it from launching or it just doesn't know to launch.  

Like I said, Wi-Fi works great in my house, friends house where you are just connecting to say a Linksys Wi-Fi router.  But it won't even launch the standard browser a person would get when staying in say the Hilton.
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by:Darr247
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Assuming Internet Explorer is the default browser, in Internet Options, on the Security tab, highlight Local intranet then click Custom level...

Scroll all the way to the bottom - which option is User Authentication->Logon set to use?
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by:akdreaming
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Automatic logon only in intranet zone
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Try changing that to Prompt for user name and password.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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Also local firewall or antivirus might be blocking it?
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I'll take a look.  Didn't think about that.
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