[Q] How can I make Captive Portal only affect a certain group of IPs
I use IPs 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.254 for my network, but my Windows server only assigns DHCP addresses to machines between 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.150 How can I make it so that only machines in the DHCP range have to deal with Captive Portal? The idea is to present a warning that requires them to accept monitoring (via lightsquid/bandwidthd) before using the network.
PS: That DHCP range is an alias in the Firewall if that helps.
"Allowed IP addresses" or "Pass-Through MAC", perhaps
Adding allowed IP addresses will allow IP access to/from these addresses through the captive portal without being taken to the portal page. This can be used for a web server serving images for the portal page or a DNS server on another network, for example. By specifying from addresses, it may be used to always allow pass-through access from a client behind the captive portal.
Adding MAC addresses as pass-through MACs allows them access through the captive portal automatically without being taken to the portal page.
Thanks. Can I use aliases for that or do I have to manually add each address?
Aliases, i think No, please check the Docs / Search the forum…
You can use aliases.