Making a captive Portal for 1000 users



  • Hi Forum

    My team and I have come to the conclusion that we need to implement a captive portal on one of our networks.

    The portal needs the user to fill out a form that they are living on "this address" then press submit.
    We then need to be able to extract the mac address from this entry.

    Does anyone have any experiences with something similar?

    Obviously we'd like the easiest, most manageable solution, but since this is our first time implementing something like this, any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!



  • @opticalx
    please what kind of form are talking about or you want to create for the users?



  • Hypotheticaly, this non existing captive portal, would forward the user to a "login" -page with a form to be filled out with an address(home address).

    Example:

    "Welcome to the login page

    Please type in your address in the field below and press submit"

    Address field here

    Submit button here

    *end of example

    Does that make sense?


  • Rebel Alliance

    I guess that a captive portal using "don't authenticate users" auth method, and using a custom html/php login page could do the trick.

    where would you like to save the mac address / address of your users? in an external database?



  • Perfect!

    We overlooked this option, we've testet it and it works.

    Thanks a bunch.


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