Captive Portal client gateway



  • Hi all, i have question here, i setup pfsense for captive portal, pfsense is the default gateway of all clients, it works perfert, what if those clients gateway point to router, and the router next hop is pfsense, is captive portal still working in such situation? does client gateway must on pfsense?



  • Behind the "Captive Portal NIC", there shouldn't be any device that acts as a router.
    (Some special VLAN cases might be an exception here)

    'Router mode' should be deactivated on Wifi Access Points.

    I protect my AP's with a firewall, so no connection is accepted coming from clients on "Captive Portal OPT1", except those coming from pfSEnse, so I can manage my AP's.