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 From:  "Yiannis Maglaras" <ym at untopic dot com>
 To:  <jw at ib dash wellhausen dot de>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal and WRT54G
 Date:  Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:37:59 +0100
Hi there,

I have exactly the same issue with you.
I have flashed 1.2b8 (tried also the latest 1.2b9) on a soekris 4501 board
and using a linksys wrt54gs as an access point. I am also using alchemy
firmware for WDS reasons too. Unfortunately captive portal authenticates the
IP/MAC of the router.

What I found wierd is that this very setup was working with 1.2b7 m0n0wall
which is based on freebsd 5.3 unlike the 4.8 of 1.2b8 and so on.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jens Wellhausen" <jw at ib dash wellhausen dot de>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>; <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal and WRT54G

> >> Hi there,
> >>
> >> I have installed m0n0wall 1.2b8 on a wrap box, configured the captive
> >> portal for radius authentication and everything worked very fine
> when >> I
> >> had an D-Link 2000AP+ accesspoint attached to the m0n0wall.
> >>
> >> Now I would like to use a Linksys WRT54G as accesspoint (with 
> >>  >>sveasoft
> >> alchemy firmware), because it would be nice to extend the wireless 
> >> range
> >> using WDS. Unfortunately, the authentication does not work anymore,
> >> because the IP and MAC address of the accesspoint are authenticated, 
> >> and
> >> not the client...
> >>
> >> As I have read before, it is not possible to use an IP routed network
> >> behind the captiveportal, but how can I disable the router in the 
> >> WRT54G
> >> in that way that it acts like a simple accesspoint? Using WDS later
> >> should not be any problem because it is a MAC-layer protocol, am I 
> >> right
> >> here?
> >>
> >In 1.2b8 you can do authentication based on IP only.
> >
> >I don't know about the Sveasoft firmware, but with the Linksys
> >firmware you just have to plug one of the LAN ports into the m0n0wall,
> >not the WAN port, and it briges the wireless over to the LAN port.
> >
> >-Chris
> So far I think I am doing right. I have connected the WRT54G using a LAN 
> port, switched off the WAN port, but no success. The next step could be to 
> flash back the original Linksys firmware. But it would be very nice to use 
> the WDS, so are there any other ideas (for example, other accesspoint 
> hardware)?
> Jens
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