Captive Portal Bug

  • Anyone experienced after rebooting the machine, Captive portals User session doesnt work? from the user view it says that it is already connected but theres no connection. I need to force disconnect all users in Status > Captive Portal for users to reconnect.

    pfsense details below:
    2.4.4-RELEASE-p3 (amd64)
    built on Wed May 15 18:53:44 EDT 2019
    FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p10

    issue was also found in previous version.

  • Yep.
    A very known issue - and it has a lot of coverage on the forum.
    A temporary solution, called a patch (to be used with the Patch package) was proposed last year.

    edit : the most easy solution is : do ot edit captive portal settings while user are connected.
    Like : do not repair the engine of your car while it's running ^^
    If you have to, stop it first (disconnect manually all users).

    These are the patch settings :


    You don't have to enter the "Patch contents", it will be read in automatically.
    Use the URL :
    Give it some title.
    Do a Fetch.
    Do a Test - it should mark that the patch can be applied cleanly.
    Do a Apply - you'll be seeing a "Patch applied succesfully".

    Btw : I'm on 2.4.5-RC (amd64) - latest version from yesterday/today - and it works.

  • @Gertjan said in Captive Portal Bug:

    Btw : I'm on 2.4.5-RC (amd64) - latest version from yesterday/today - and it works

    @Gertjan do you mean this patch works for 2.4.5-RC or does 2.4.5-RC no need to patch.

  • See

    2.4.5 RC and the upcoming 2.4.5 Release will/still have this "issue".

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