Capture and redirect all connecting devices on a purely local network

  • Hello forums,

    first of all forgive me if I may sound as a newbie, I am not too deep into pfsense and trying to figure out how to get something working that I would really need. So far I was thinking pfsense is my best bet to achieve it but I have yet to find out how.

    What I want to do:

    Create a local WiFi network on an event clients can connect to via smartphone or tablet to then be automatically redirected to a local server (in this case a Mac Mini hosting a photo website that is already working).

    I have tried numerous things already and thought that Captive Portal is the way to go but I never got Captive Portal on pfsense running (probably because I have no WAN access so that Android is not getting a DNS resolve and so decides not to cooperate) und when I actually bought a business access point with built in captive portal it did redirect but that redirection happened apparently inside an own app called network connect or sth. like that and is not handed off to the browser. After you click okay and get past captive portal this small app is immediately closed and that's it.

    I don't know if that applies to pfsense, too, but I wanted to get that out of the way first.

    So probably what I am looking for is something different, maybe a port forward for all HTTP traffic, maybe a combination. Actually I don't know where to start and would like someone in the know to chime an and give me a hand before I begin pulling my hair out.