My home wifi network has been up and operating well for a number of years. Recently, Portland started installing public wifi all over the city (MetroFi). At work, i connect with my laptop to the wifi network with no problem, but at home it's a different story. I'll connect to my home network, with an excellent connection - but the public wifi will "take over" my system. It takes me to its home page where I would have to sign up for their service - it doesn't let me do anything else. Sometimes, if I repair the wireless connection, it will solve the problem for a while - but later, usually, their signal will take over again, rendering my connection worthless.
I honestly have no idea how or why this is happening. I've removed this public network from my preferred list in my wireless setup; sometimes clearing my cache helps temporarily. What could this be? So far their support has not been able to help me. They say they transmit on channels 6 and 11, so I made sure and changed my router to a different channel - same result.
Please help! Doug