I'm accessing my college network (which is protected via Cyberoam) via Wifi, and I need to authenticate to the network using my ID in the web browser. Once done, I can access internet with the browser (but, keeping the authentication tab opened).
But other web based apps in the computer can't access network (due to lack of authentication). For example, Windows Update is not working, chat clients can't connect (even on off days when social networking sites are allowed in the network).
Is there any way I can apply the authentication system-wide so that it works for every app installed? I'm looking for solution that works on both Windows and Ubuntu.