Default [Q] Browser(s) not redirecting to web authentication site

Whenever I try to connect to an open wifi connection that has an authentication page where you enter in credentials before gaining access, the g tab does not get redirected and therefore never gets access to the network. I've tried other browsers and different settings, user agents, clearing data and cookies, etc all with no success. This is driving my mad and rendering my tablet useless. Has anyone else experienced and/or solved this major annoyance?