So then what's a reasonable workaround? I can't be the only one,... If I try to use http: it flips it to https: which I expect is what it's supposed to do. Explanations aside, it's [making DDG my start page] isn't working for me. What are others doing?

posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 2 months ago Link

Interesting... I had a rare opportunity to use public wifi yesterday and had trouble connecting to it, which brought this thread to mind. I then realized that the sites i was trying to visit were all secure (https) sites, so I went to a random non-secure site and got the wifi login screen.

Try using as your home page. It's a redirector to, but since it's non-secure it may be enough to get you to the wifi login screen.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link