I have trouble using Panera WiFi, and I finally tracked down the problem:
Every time I reboot, Windows resets my TCP/IP settings for my wireless adapter to use a specific DNS server, instead of letting DHCP discover one.
How can I stop this from happening over and over again?
I have a suspicion that Tor/Vidalia/Polipo is doing this, but I their system tray GUIs are not set to run at startup.
Update: Specifically, my DNS settings are changed upon reboot to the following
Preferred DNS server: 127.0.0.1 Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52
This appears to be
archon.gmu.edu, a service of George Mason University, where I reside. Assuming this is just a persistent Windows setting and not spyware from their intrusive captive portal software (don't ask), how would I go about deleting this Windows setting?
I'm going to try a harsher resetting of the TCP/IP settings.