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Bug 5029 - Dropping sign-in status on Satellite connection
Dropping sign-in status on Satellite connection
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-18 01:53 UTC by Cindy Glass
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Cindy Glass 2006-02-18 01:53:39 UTC
I have no problem signing in to Wikipedia and staying signed in when I am at work.

However, at home we have a Satellite connection (DirecWay) and after I sign in, as soon as I go to 
the next page, it drops my logged in status.  I even got a static IP recently and it STILL can't 
keep me signed in long enough to do anything.  Irritating.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-02-18 02:15:55 UTC
You have cookies enabled on the home machine?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-02-18 02:18:26 UTC
This may be a problem with the proxy system that DirecWay uses; googling about I 
see several sites recommending that users disable the proxy in order to access the 
sites properly.

If you're using Internet Explorer, try following the directions for this site to 
add an exception to the proxy (but for Wikipedia's URL instead of that site, of 
Comment 3 Cindy Glass 2006-02-18 05:05:21 UTC
Yes - cookies are enabled.

At work I have proxies set on - but I don't have a problem there.

At home (same computer) I uncheck the proxy option so that I do not use proxies (all the options on Lan Settings are 
deselected).  Note that I am using a wireless network

Any other ideas?

Comment 4 Melancholie 2006-02-19 01:14:02 UTC
If you are working in two different networks (at work - at home) with the same 
computer, then you maybe have to clear your browser cache before logging in!?
Comment 5 Melancholie 2006-02-19 01:22:20 UTC
I think you already have, but: Have you tried the option "Remember me" at login? 
This normally permits a permanent login.
Comment 6 ajo 2006-03-09 22:25:04 UTC
When I log in as "Poondu" Wikipedia returns a page:
Login successful
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

You have successfully signed in to Wikipedia as "Poondu". 

However as soon as I try to change user preferences or go to any page I am
logged out and invited to log in again. ...You must be logged in to do...

I am also on a Direcway satellite and using Mozilla browser.

Comment 7 DieBuche 2010-12-04 11:22:43 UTC
There's not really anything that can be done on mw's side

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