Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:31 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.
You have cookies enabled on the home machine?
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
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
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?
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!?
I think you already have, but: Have you tried the option "Remember me" at login?
This normally permits a permanent login.
When I log in as "Poondu" Wikipedia returns a page:
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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.
There's not really anything that can be done on mw's side