Hotspot WiFi login vs. Bluetooth
Has anyone else encountered the issue where WiFi Hotspot logins divert through Bluetooth? This has happened to me at two different locations. Clicking the WiFi icon loads a webpage and goes directly to http://www.blackberry.com/select/wifiloginsuccess/EN/ without giving me the chance to login to the Hotspot.
I have to turn off Bluetooth before I attempt to login to the Hotspot. Then I can authenticate and the BlackBerry link above is loaded. At this point I can re-enable Bluetooth.
Last edited by MPG Vancouver; 02-29-12 at 02:59 PM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-01-12, 04:42 PM #4
- 210 Posts
You just saved me a post
MPG, I was about to post the same issue to see if anyone has the solution. Since my 2.0 upgrade, I'm also unable to login to a wi-fi hotspot. When trying to connect my browser goes straight to the connected confirmation page without actually letting me accept the terms and submit to connect. If I turn Bluetooth off, I'm able to connect as expected but this means that my bridge connection is now off and I can't see my BB 9850's email coming in on my Playbook.
- 03-01-12, 09:48 PM #6
You are correct. Please check out these other threads about the same issue.
If you turn the BlueTooth off from the PB, sign on to the wifi and connect. You can turn BT back on and you will stay connected to the WiFI. A good way to know the Playbook is using the WiFI is if the icon on the top right of the Playbook is green.
Wi-Fi and Bridge running 2.0
Hotspot Wi-Fi Login
- CrackBerry Addict
03-01-12, 10:45 PM #7
- 761 Posts
I'm on the same ship here, I was at a hotel roaming and it was a bit frustrating to not be able to accept the terms of the wifi hotpot without disconnecting Bluetooth. At the same time I was using roaming data when I didn't intend to. I hope they fix this soon.
- CrackBerry Genius
03-03-12, 10:14 AM #13
- 2,270 Posts
I went to Starbucks with my bridged pb & 9800. The PB immediately prompted me to see if I wanted to login to the hotspot. I tapped OK, then the PB opened the browser and after a couple of seconds it displayed a message saying you're now connected to the internet. But the PB wifi symbol was white with the red asterisk, indicating that wifi was not being used.
If anyone thinks this is proper operation, you should realize that anybody going thru this process would normally assume that wifi was being used. Those of us trying to conserve our mobile phone data usage would prefer to use free wifi when it is available. Just having tapped "ok" in response to a pb prompt asking if I wanted to login to the hotspot, I expect that the device will login to said hotspot and not continue to use my phone. My pb was already bridged to my phone so my pb was already connected to the Internet. It is nonsense to (1) ask me if I want to login to a wifi hotspot and then (2) after I tap "ok", it just continues to use the bluetooth (bt) bridge to my phone. To then tell me the solution is to turn off the bt bridge is ridiculous. I wanted to use the "open on pb" feature while I was in the coffee shop. Can't do that if the bt is off.
When I turned the bt off, sure enough, the PB wifi symbol immediately turned green. BUT, when I put the bt back on, the PB wifi symbol went back to white with the red asterisk. WTF.
This is definitely a bug and should not work this way.
If the decision is to connect me to the fastest signal, then perhaps after I tap "ok" to the request whether to login to the hotspot, then there should a second prompt saying "your bridge connection is faster, are you sure you want to use the Internet over the slower hotspot?"
- 03-03-12, 12:28 PM #14
Workaround to avoid astronomic bills if you're not unlimited (or in a foreign country) and keep bridged mail etc. :
Do not join the wifi on the PB but on the phone, then stay bridged on the PB. You can even shut down the cellular service if you're anxious about your $.
This is only a workaround ... the problem must be fixed by RIM, I fully agree.
- 05-09-12, 04:27 PM #15
the splash page to login isnt coming up when i'm trying to connect to the wifi at work...
usually when i'm at work on my phone.. i connect. then when i open a webpage, the splash page to join the network would load up (i have to type in a password on the splash page for it to work) Then i'm properly connected...
that splash page isnt loading on my playbook.. is there something else i should be doing??
my bluetooth isnt on neither