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I tried looking at similar questions, but I couldn't find an answer that offered any help for my situation.

When I connect to public WiFI that requires that I accept the TOS (Barnes and Nobles, Borders), my connection drops every minute or so and I have to reload the TOS page and sign in again.

I seem to still have the cookies stored... I don't know what else to check.

My wireless works fine otherwise. I can connect to public WiFi that doesn't require a sign in (hospital). Any ideas?

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It might be they have a very short "idle" period.

You can try to run something like this in a terminal to keep the connection busy

while true ; do wget 2> /dev/null; sleep 20; done

It connects to google every 20 seconds and throws away the data, type Ctrl+c to quit.

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I'll give it a try. I didn't have problems in the past using my boss's Windows XP machine, but hopefully this will work. – pinchyfingers Jan 20 '11 at 21:51
This solution worked great. – pinchyfingers Jan 22 '11 at 8:31

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