Traveling on the train – wifi works fine on my iPhone but not on my laptop.

Windows 10 detects the irish-rail hotspot, connects but won’t load up the captive portal; – Pinging the gateway yields a reply. [ ]

A quick ping of

Ping request could not find host  Please check the name and try again.

Followed by ipconfig /all – yep, using Google’s DNS servers [ ]

Quickest fix is to set your DNS to automatic when using the irish-rail hotspot or add the following to your host file: