How To Make Wifi Login Page Appear Mac

As a Mac user, one of the things I often encounter is the frustration of not having the login page for a public WiFi network automatically appear when I connect. It can be quite a hassle to manually open a browser and type in the login page URL every time I connect to a new network. Fortunately, there are a few tricks I’ve learned along the way to make the WiFi login page appear on my Mac without any extra effort.

1. Disable Auto-Join for Known Networks

By default, macOS remembers the networks you connect to and automatically joins them whenever they are in range. This can sometimes prevent the WiFi login page from appearing because your Mac is trying to automatically connect to a network it has previously joined. To disable auto-join for known networks:

  1. Go to System Preferences by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “Network”.
  3. Choose “Wi-Fi” from the list on the left.
  4. Click on the “Advanced” button.
  5. In the list of Preferred Networks, select the network you want to disable auto-join for.
  6. Click on the “-” button to remove the network from the list.
  7. Repeat this process for all the networks you want to disable auto-join for.
  8. Click “OK” to save the changes.

2. Clear Safari Cache

Another reason why the WiFi login page may not appear on your Mac is due to caching issues in your web browser, specifically Safari. Clearing the cache can help resolve this problem. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on “Safari” in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select “Preferences”.
  4. Go to the “Advanced” tab.
  5. Check the box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.
  6. Close the Preferences window.
  7. Click on “Develop” in the menu bar.
  8. Select “Empty Caches”.

3. Manually Open the Login Page

If the above methods don’t work, you can manually open the WiFi login page by following these steps:

  1. Connect to the WiFi network.
  2. Open Safari or any other web browser.
  3. Type in the login page URL (usually provided on a sign or by the network administrator) and hit Enter.

By following these steps, you should be able to make the WiFi login page appear on your Mac without any issues. Remember to re-enable auto-join for known networks once you have successfully logged in.


Having the WiFi login page automatically appear on your Mac can save you time and frustration when connecting to public networks. By disabling auto-join for known networks, clearing the Safari cache, and manually opening the login page when necessary, you can ensure a smooth and seamless WiFi login experience on your Mac.