How To Bypass Wifi Login Page On Windows

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As a tech enthusiast and frequent traveler, I’ve come across many situations where I needed to connect to public Wi-Fi networks. One common annoyance is encountering those pesky login pages that require you to enter your credentials or accept terms and conditions before accessing the internet. In this article, I’ll share some methods I’ve discovered over time to bypass these login pages on a Windows computer.

Method 1: Clearing the DNS Cache

The first method I found to be quite effective is clearing the DNS cache. This cache stores the IP addresses of websites you visit frequently, and sometimes it can get corrupted, causing internet connection issues. By clearing the DNS cache, you can often bypass the Wi-Fi login page. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key + R and typing “cmd” in the “Run” dialog box.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /flushdns
  3. Once the DNS cache is cleared, try loading a webpage in your browser. With any luck, you’ll be able to bypass the Wi-Fi login page.

Method 2: Changing the MAC Address

If clearing the DNS cache doesn’t work, another method you can try is changing your MAC address. The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to your network adapter, and by changing it, you can trick the Wi-Fi network into thinking you’re a new device. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Device Manager by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Device Manager” from the menu.
  2. Expand the “Network adapters” category and locate your Wi-Fi adapter. Right-click on it and select “Properties.”
  3. In the Properties window, go to the “Advanced” tab and look for the “Network Address” or “MAC Address” option. Select it and choose the “Value” or “Locally Administered Address” option.
  4. Enter a new MAC address in the provided field (you can generate a random one or use a MAC address from another device).
  5. Click “OK” to save the changes.

Method 3: Use a Captive Portal Bypass App

If the previous methods don’t work or you prefer a more automated solution, you can try using a captive portal bypass app. These apps are specifically designed to handle Wi-Fi login pages and automate the login process for you. They often have features like saving credentials for multiple networks and automatically reconnecting to known networks. Some popular options include Connectify Hotspot, WiFox, and Wi-Fi Web Login.


No one enjoys dealing with Wi-Fi login pages, especially when you’re in a hurry to get online. Fortunately, by following the methods outlined in this article, you can bypass these login pages on a Windows computer. Remember, it’s important to respect the policies of the network you’re connecting to and only use these methods when necessary. Happy browsing!