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I (Oneplus 3) and my girlfriend (iPhone) arrived in a hotel yesterday with open networks for us to use. So no splash screen or log in. The problem that I am facing is that I am able to connect to the network but I can’t seem to use Google to search for things. It gives me “You’re offline” without any additional information. However, I am able to receive WhatsApp messages and use some other apps like Facebook.
I have tried everything that I can think of and have been using mobile data to Google that problem for a few hours but no result. The weird thing is that when I connect to like a restaurant WiFi, everything works like it’s supposed to. In the hotel, everyone can use WiFi except me.
- Make sure if it is a DNS resolution issue, Just use the IP of Google to check if we can connect.
- We can see the IP configuration of the network in our mobile. In Android, (I don’t know what is yours, only in mine),
Open settings-> wireless network-> click the ! of the wireless you connect-> network information, we will see DNS, Gateway, IP address, mask, and so on. Check if they are all correct.
- Then you can check if you have static settings in the
static IPin the
as network information.
- We can also try to set up a static IP to see if it works.
- Finally, we can also try to clear the network and re-connect again.
I’m not sure your problem is related to DNS, some networks will not let you forward DNS to an outside network. You may have to point it to the gateway device on the network.
Open the Settings on the device.
Long press your current network, then select “Modify network”.
Mark “Show advanced options” check box.
Change “IP settings” to “Static”
Add the DNS servers IPs to the “DNS 1”, and “DNS 2” fields.
I had the same problem many times, after hours I finally tried the browser called “browser “. After selecting the wifi that you want to hook to, open “browser”, then try a random search. Click ok (except) past all the warnings. Hope this helps someone.
Use a different browser besides Chrome and that should help. That’s what works for me. Something about Chrome on Android, I guess.