If you’ve stayed in a major hotel in the past several years, you know the drill for connecting to the hotel wireless network: connect to their wifi, try to connect somewhere with your browser, and the hotel wifi network login splash page will show up, so that you can agree to their terms of service, enter a password, etc.. But what if you can connect to the hotel wifi but you can’t get the login splash screen? Here’s what may be going on, and how to fix it so that you can connect to the hotel wifi network and get out to the internet.
Mac users have found themselves on the receiving end of a special sort of profiling: class profiling. By tracking what browser an Orbitz user used to visit the Orbitz site, Orbitz was able to determine the spending habits of those who were using Macs, and compare them to the spending habits of those who use a Windows PC machine. And what Orbitz found was that, on average, Mac users spend as much as $30.00 a night more on hotels. So, Orbitz has started serving up different options for those visiting Orbitz on a Mac than they do for those using the site from a PC.