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Public wi-fi and Mabinogi

LinisterLinister
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edited February 19, 2018 in Technical Support
recently had a problem at a hotel wifi, couldn't log in. the whole issue resolved with my new laptop as soon as I was home again. But one of the big reasons I got the new laptop was to be able to log in on the road. so that raises concerns that other public spots, like Starbucks or McDonalds and hotels require extra steps and such in order to be able to play Mabi. Is there already an existing thread or paper discussing logging from public wifis?

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  • CaissaCaissa
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    Usually you have to open a web browser first and press accept to get internet access once you connect to the public network. Sometimes though the network will be set up to block certain types of programs; if that is the case there isn't much you can do (that I know of, anyway) except go to a different place instead.
  • LinisterLinister
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    I don't know what the issue was, but there's no way the front desk staff would have known what to do to help me get on. It was a Fairfield Mariott, and once connected thru their Wi-Fi, the part after Launching Mabinogi, AFTER USING NEXON LAUNCHER (which was no problem), the (Mabi) screen asked for a dual field, account and password, of which nothing worked that I have. I haven't used it at a Starbucks or McDonalds, but I really don't want to get there to find out I cant get on. The 1st line of Nexon support people were totally not helpful, I guess I have to continue research on my own, will report back as info is gained.

    So Sbux and McD's no problem?
  • SaiSai
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    edited February 20, 2018
    Linister wrote: »
    the part after Launching Mabinogi, AFTER USING NEXON LAUNCHER (which was no problem), the (Mabi) screen asked for a dual field, account and password, of which nothing worked that I have.
    I cannot help you with the main issue as I've never used WIFI before, much less a public one. But, the part where the client is already loaded and asking for a ID and PW, will NOT work anymore.
    Typing your info into those fields will not let you login.

    All you can really do is close the game, and try relaunching it again. Maybe even try logging off and on the launcher.

    Maybe those public connections only allow for web browsing and block everything else? Just guessing at this point. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • LiyetaLiyeta
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    Linister wrote: »
    I don't know what the issue was, but there's no way the front desk staff would have known what to do to help me get on. It was a Fairfield Mariott, and once connected thru their Wi-Fi, the part after Launching Mabinogi, AFTER USING NEXON LAUNCHER (which was no problem), the (Mabi) screen asked for a dual field, account and password, of which nothing worked that I have. I haven't used it at a Starbucks or McDonalds, but I really don't want to get there to find out I cant get on. The 1st line of Nexon support people were totally not helpful, I guess I have to continue research on my own, will report back as info is gained.

    So Sbux and McD's no problem?

    ooh, i got this problem before. for me i can't access mabi website, can't update the game, and on game windows it ask for id and password but would not work.

    a few solution:
    1. change dns to 8.8.8.8 (work for me once, then not working again)
    2. use vpn. for windows and not for your browser (im too lazy to do this)
    3. call your internet provider and ask them to stop blocking mabinogi (this works for me).
  • LinisterLinister
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    edited February 27, 2018
    Thanks (again!) HM, you are a super person! Ok, today in a few hours is judgement day, as I gotta go on the road for work and would love to be able to stop by the McD's or Sbux for a little Mabi-time. I assume some users have successfully connected at either one of the two commonly public wi-fi spots? Will report back later...
    UPDATE: McDonalds wi-fi no issues at all !!!