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.
> 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
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