When I try to login to public wifi, I always get,

chrome screen

Which reads,

This site can’t be reached secure-login.attwifi.com’s server IP address could not be found. Try:

 Checking the connection
 Checking the proxy, firewall, and DNS configuration

I get this any time I try to connect to an att-commerical wifi spot, like the crap they likely traded for a happy meal to McDonalds,

McDonalds Wifi

  • I get the same message, doesn't look like it's a regular accessible site. The first google hit is my-attwifi.attwifi.com does that work instead? Why do you have to access that specific site anyway? McD's shows you the initial "get connected" page but then fails if you click connect? Their DHCP doesn't give a working nameserver?
    – Xen2050
    Mar 21, 2018 at 1:54
  • @Xen2050 right on all accounts. the nameserver redirects to attwifi.attwifi.com on all http (non-https), and shits out when you hit connect becuase it can't reach the https site requested and my local cache doesn't have it (where as facebook just works) Mar 21, 2018 at 3:45
  • ATT making the worst networks ever, forever. Mar 21, 2018 at 3:46

1 Answer 1


So if you're getting this error, it's likely because you have something like this set in your /etc/resolve.conf,

search att.net

For whatever reasons, hitting connect on the portal screen can't get you to the next step to resolve the process,

You may want to change the name servers to so your /etc/resolve.conf looks like,


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