Guest access via cell phones



  • I have a network dedicated to guest access and they can only gain access using a voucher through captive portal. If a guest wants to connect their cell phone to the guest network. Will apps that access the internet work at all? Will they work without a voucher? Or do they have to open a browser and enter the voucher and then they will have internet access for all their apps?

    Thanks!



  • @broncoBrad:

    If a guest wants to connect their cell phone to the guest network. Will apps that access the internet work at all?

    Yes, if the are permitted by the captive portal.

    @broncoBrad:

    Will they work without a voucher?

    Yes, if they access a IP address configured in the captive portal bypass list.

    @broncoBrad:

    Or do they have to open a browser and enter the voucher and then they will have internet access for all their apps?

    Yes.



  • So if I don't have any IPs in the bypass list, then all will be required to enter a voucher before being able to use the internet for apps or browsers?

    Is there a setting in captive portal that I have to set to allow apps?

    Thanks!!



  • For the network, the apps just do HTTP/HTTPS requests and such things, pfSense doesn't know what's app (see what I did there ;)) or browser.



  • If you know where all those apps are, yes.  You allow the app server IP in captive portal.  I alwayse stick the popular update servers in mine…  (windows Update, Symantic and McAfee)  Problem is they keep moving them.


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