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Do you trigger more captcha windows with mobile routers?

beneaththeocean

Casual Member
Hi all,

Just wanted to see what other users' experience is with their mobile routers.

Are you confronted with Google's captcha (and other providers' captchas) when online?

On our 4G home internet with a Huawei B618 on an EE mobile sim we seem to trip it every time when we go onto Google search and we then have to complete at least 2 rounds of clicking images. This is of course slightly annoying for the person using Google search (not me fortunately), but it happens on other websites as well.

I was wondering whether Google/others can detect it is from a 4G sim and then perhaps compares all our activity with that of a phone with 4G rather than a home network? I guess if other people are experiencing this as well I'm not too worried. The alternative thought I have is whether our network has been infected and one of our machines is perhaps sending out a lot of internet queries. I did notice in our 4G router logs that it warns about port scan attacks from two IP addresses, one an internal one (although I don't recognise which device?) and another external (109.249.185.229). However reading online people don't seem to be that alarmed by port scan attacks...

Any thoughts people can spare would be greatly appreciated.
 

Mr Choo

Regular Member
I use 3/smarty and do not see this.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Ive only ever seen them on older versions of chrome with vodafone. none with three and when I had asda and hotspotted from my phone (EE at the time, now vodafone) it was unusable. i used bing instead.
 
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beneaththeocean

Casual Member
Hi all,

Thanks a lot for all your responses! Makes me kind of think the alternative thought I had isn't valid, that's a relief!

And sounds like it may be an EE thing? Maybe they inherited a "bad" range of IP addresses? :p

Do you use a VPN by any chance?
Yes but on one machine only. The machine without a VPN (ever) has the same issue, more so actually as the VPN machine doesn't really use Google.. :)
 

dabigm

Top Member
Been using three as my main ISP since the end of January, I haven't seen a single captcha on google. But then, I am logged in on my browser (chrome)
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
Get it all the time on google searches on my phone using the wifi from the B535, I presume its because I have to use the three.co.uk APN, if I could use the 3internet APN it wouldn't happen.
 
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