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Android Chrome Google Internet Explorer Microsoft Mozilla Firefox

Hotspot WiFi Login page does not appear

Solution:
Open with the browser the following url

http://www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect

This time I’ve decided write first the solution and offer to the reader the option to read the full post or not.

Introduction:
Just recently I bought a Chinese Tablet with Android to my son Thomas and surprisingly I’ve faced this issue.
Well, how complicated could be connect a device to an Hotspot (Free Wifi) network for a person that has a degree in IT?
I tell you my list of attempts in order as I thought:

  1. Restart the device (favorite Microsoft solution)
  2. Open the default router page using the following IPs/URLs
    192.168.0.1 
    192.168.1.1 
    127.0.0.1 
    127.1.1.1 
    1.1.1.1
    http://localhost
  3. Assigned Google DNS
    8.8.8.8 
    8.8.4.4
  4. Open an HTTP website in Incognito
    http://example.com

After all those attempts failed I started thinking that probably the device was broken/not working properly but it was connected when we were at home…

Idea:
I should force the browser to do a refresh, I remembered that often appeared a page, I remembered that there was a combination of the two words Microsoft and Connect. Just I googled it and found the url

http://www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect

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Google Chrome extension – “Download was not a CRX”

When you try to install a Google Chrome extension show the following error message:

An error has occurred
Download was not a CRX
RELOAD CLOSE

Effect:
Not install the required extension.

Solution from your comments: (Prefered because it respects your privacy but not always works)
Open Google Chrome,
click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar then select New incognito window
or
press Ctrl+Shift+N
then open the page of extension in this mode, if you don’t know the url you can copy and paste in the incognito window the following:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
search the extension and click on ADD TO CHROME to install.

Note: If you chose this solution you have to repeat the above steps everytime you want to install a new extension because it will always appear the same error. Whenever, you have to open an incognito window.

My Solution:
Sign in into Google before to try to install an extension.

To Sign in or Sign up in to Google Chrome, open Google Chrome
click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar then select Sign in to Chrome
or
using the following link:
Google Accounts

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