Avoiding HTTPS redirection for going through the ""click through" agreement/notice page or the like" in order to connect to WiFi :
"Captive portal" Wi-Fi usually doesn't redirect HTTPS so trying to navigate
to google.com won't work as Google defaults to HTTPS. Chris is probably
running into the same thing with Yahoo.
Yes, that's why I explicitly gave http://www.google.com/
and not https://www.google.com/
If one reaches the above and isn't ensnared by a captive portal, and