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Things you can do when gogo in flight doesn't work

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Okay, I’ve been on this flight for 30 minutes now, and I’m still trying to figure out what is going on.

dig gogoinflight.com
# No response

iconfig en0
# Nothing interesting, was trying to find the router.

Open up your wireless settings in macOS, find the router. For example, if your IP address is, it should look like

# dy>
Questa pagina dovrebbe rinviarvi subito verso il sito di autenticazione.<p>
curl: (56) Recv failure: Connection reset by peer
Se la ridirezione non avviene, <a href="http://airborne.gogoinflight.com/abp/page/abpDefault.do?REP="

Okay, now lets try going to that website.

open http://airborne.gogoinflight.com/abp/page/abpDefault.do?REP=
open http://airborne.gogoinflight.com/abp/page/abpDefault.do?REP=

It’s not working! Why?? Let’s try flushing the dns cache.

dscacheutil -flushcache

dig airborne.gogoinflight.com



Okay, something is wrong with DNS. Let’s remove DNS server ( from the DNS tab within the wireless settings. Turns out I had it set to manually to avoid my ISPs weird default 404 page rife with advertisements.

Once I removed the default DNS server I started getting that sweet, delicious internet!

So I guess the lesson learned is that DNS goes FIRST. Get DNS working first. If dig airborne.gogoinflight.com is returning nothing, you’re gonna have a bad time.

I probably could’ve diagnosed that by looking closer at my sudo tcpdump -i en0 -v command, and now that I have internet it all makes sense. But, if you have problems with gogoinflight, some of those commands may help you!

Also something to note, is that now I am able to dig.

The return value is, so if you want to browse to that IP to try and see if DNS is the problem more power to you!