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How to setup captive portal with my linksys router
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:14:23 pm »
Hi guys.

Please help me. I want to setup captive portal on my linksys router,
I already connect my linksys router in pfsense, opt port.

current router config,

disable dhcp and set it to bridge mode.
so far its working fine.

but when i tried to setup captive portal, it doesnt work.

how do i setup it?

please help me.

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Re: How to setup captive portal with my linksys router
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 04:39:28 pm »
I guess I can help.

I'm using a portal network with 4 Linksys devices like some WRT54GS.... and several E1200.
The minute I open the box, I blow away the original firmware, and replace it with this : https://dd-wrt.com/site/index - but I guess the original firmware works just fine.

Reset them complete.
If your OPT1 interface has 192.168.2.1, use
192.168.2.2 for the first AP
192.168.2.3 for the second.
etc
Exclude this range from the pfsense OPT1 DHCP pool.

For each AP :
DNS = IP-OPT
Gateway = IP-OPT.
Shut down all other services, firewall's ... DHCP server, DNS server, whatever.
(all this will take 60 - maybe 120 seconds).
And hoppa, they will all work just fine. At least, some of mine work already for nearly a decade like that.

Never-ever use the RJ45 port labeled WAN on these devices (they could work, but some special settings are needed).
Use one of the four LAN ports to connect to a switch or directly to pfsense.

But, as, always, RESET them, and then describe exactly EACH step** you took to a not working situation.
We, on the forum, will tell you then immediately what you shouldn't do ;)

** omit a step and you'll be in for a hard time.

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Re: How to setup captive portal with my linksys router
« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:27:13 am »
Hi Sorry for the late reply.

this what i did for linksys router: I set Internet Settings to Bridged mode with static IP 192.168.100.2
connected to my OPT1 with IP 192.168.100.1.

in router wireless setup should I disable the security mode?