Authenticates through portal or use mac pass through before an ip address

  • Hi,

    is there a work around with this scenario, client will be connecting to wireless device, upon connecting client can authenticate or will read from the portal if the mac is given an authority to gain access from the network. If the client does not have both it will never give an ip address to the connecting client ?

    Does anyone tried this ? TIA

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That is better handled inside your Access Point.

    Your Access Point may have a way to do authentication via RADIUS or similar (802.1x, WPA2 Enterprise) that would require a password from the AP to associate and get an IP address.

    Otherwise there is no way to get someone a portal login without an IP address (which you already asked in another thread) and at that point they're already on the local network, but AP isolation can prevent them from reaching other wireless clients.