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Requirements For Logging Into Wireless Captive Portals With IE11? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are some laptops that we are going to set up to very locked down. The users will be restricted to only using VPN and RDP on these systems. 

    However, the users need the ability to join free and paid public wireless hot spots that have captive portals (Starbuck, McDonalds's, GoGo etc.) so they can get online to connect to VPN remotely when travelling without a portable hot spot.

    The Internet Zone in IE on these laptops will be set to High instead of default Medium-High.

    Is there any reason captive portal logins would not work with IE Security set to high?

    If that could cause login to fail, are there any dedicated wireless-joining apps that would allow users to sign into captive portals without using a full-featured browser?


    Monday, November 17, 2014 5:17 AM

Answers

  • Hello MyGposts,

    Please explain a bit about the following questions:
    1. What period does this issue occur? Can you open the Captive Portals? or the Captive Portals can’t help access the Internet?
    2. Does it work properly when we use the medium high level?

    Here is the differences between the High and Medium-high IE security level.
    Internet Explorer security levels compared
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/steriley/archive/2008/09/16/internet-explorer-security-levels-compared.aspx

    Please check which period does this issue occur, and it can help use locate the corresponding settings.

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:59 AM
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