captive portal requires login again from ptp end


  • Good day y'all,
    my pfsense captive portal runs very well, my devices connects good with vouchers, no problem..
    i decided to extend the internet to the building across, using M5s for point to point, the other end receives good signal and loads the login page.
    now the problem is, my devices connected at my home will require log in again from the other end of the point to point.
    when you look at the active voucher list, your device mac will not be registered, instead, the mac of the M5 will be registered.
    and you will be disconnected shortly and required to enter voucher again. but your entered voucher is still registered, unless you disconnect it, you cant log in.
    @Gertjan kindly help check and please tag other experts on this


  • @colleytech said in captive portal requires login again from ptp end:

    when you look at the active voucher list, your device mac will not be registered, instead, the mac of the M5 will be registered.

    Your "point to point" connection to the other side of the road introduced a router in the circuit.
    In that case, the portal only sees the IP and MAC of that router, not the IP and MAC of the connected client device.

    You're probable using some AP on the other side that is a client to your local Wifi acces point, and behaves as a router.

    I advise you to use AP's that use a Wifi distribuiton called "WDS".