The situation: No problems connecting to wireless at home, and "some" open networks. What I mean by open is at hotels, motels, hospitals etc. Fairly recently I have connected to the wireless networks at Hampton Inns under linux. My wife is now in the hospital which has "open network for guests." I can connect to it with WinXP after choosing their network which has no WEP or WPA. After opening my browser, (firefox with WinXP) a terms of service window opens which I must agree to, after which I can do anything I can do on my home network. Under PCLOS, I can see the network and connect to it, but opening my browser does not show the terms of service agreement, so I am hung up with no access to the internet.
My browser shows a 404 window which has a mention of Microsoft IIS (ISS?) I suspect the system may be locked down the the Microsoft way. At the Hampton inns I was able to see the TOS and get on to the internet with PCLOS.
Anybody have any suggestions?