I can connect to a hotel or library wireless network using the standard Windows 7 WiFi connection and I can acquire the IP address. However when I start a web browser session I'm unable to see the hotel or library login screen. The login screen where you put in a code of some sort on a ticket that they give you and you continue.
In one place I was able to go to the gateway IP address directly and continue. However other place that tactic doesn't work.
This behavior is the same for IE, FF and Chrome. Windows 7. It started doing this a while back and I can't recall what setting, if any, I would've changed back then.
My Kobo Vox Android tablet has no problems seeing the login screens in it's browser so it's something in my laptop.