So I have a question to all the PS4 fags out there: how do you connect the console to a WiFi that requires an in-browser login screen?
If you have ever been in hotels or anywhere that offers "free" WiFi, you are probably familiar with the kind of login I'm talking about.
The problem is, I have to spend a couple of months in a building that has the same kind of WiFi.
There is no password to connect to the WiFi itself, but there is a password to actually access the internet and you need to open your browser to type it, but the PS4 is apparently not able recognise such a thing and just stays offline without opening the login screen (which is what happens normally when you connect with a smartphone or a PC)
Any idea how to solve this problem?
A friend of mine lives in a dorm and had the same problem, he got it to work. I don't know how and he's asleep right so I can't ask him. But he's not an IT guy, so the solution can't be that complicated. Google it or something.
Similar question though: How the fuck do I get NAT type 1? It feels like the PS4 resets router settings or something because it never stays forwarded or in the DMZ
I tried to google it but I don't know how to search this particular problem, mainly I don't know what this kind of login is called.
All I can find is instructions on how to connect the PS4 the usual way, but nothing about this situation.
It's a public WiFi owned by the building, of course I will try to get in touch with the owners, but I was looking for a DIY solution before going for a string of phonecalls
My shitty laptop can't be both an hotspot and a receiver at the same time, either you connect to the WiFi or you use it as an hotspot and since I can't run a cable, it's useless.
I'll try googling a little bit more to see what I can find.
I had this problem in my halls at uni. You either have to rely on the IT Support not fucking up and adding your MAC Address to the whitelist, use Connectify on your laptop, or tether it to your phone.
The PS4 does not allow you to open the browser if you are not connected to the internet, pretty retarded feature if you ask me. The PS3 didn't have this stupid limit.
I think found the solution, once you are connected you go to settings > user guide and it opens up a browser page, which is then redirected by your connection to the login screen.
Thanks for the help anyway