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 From:  Josh Hyles <josh dot maillists at gmail dot com>
 To:  Tarun Kundhi <tkundhi at inebraska dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal Breaking
 Date:  Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:49:21 -0400
Thanks Tarun for the help. I did as you suggested and turned captive
portal to my LAN in stead of my OPT1 (wifi) and it worked flawless. I
had a feeling it was the linksys, but I have no idea what
configuration to use in place of what I have. I actully have the WAN
disabled opposed to looking for a dhcp server, and there is a cable
going from the switch portion of the linksys to the OPT1 card on the

Ok, i give up. In order to rule out more and more things I decided I
would plug my laptop into a wire on the switch of the OPT1 interface,
but before I did that I wanted to make sure it was still broken from
before. Well, it wasnt. and I have no idea what I did lol. I tried
putting any settings back to the way I had them before... on the
linksys, but no luck. The only thing enabled is "Disable mac filter"

Just unchecked "disable mac filtering" and it stopped working again,
and then re-enabled it and it started working again. It didnt do that
before so i must have not saved the setting or whatever, its working
fine now though. I'd still like to know some good PCI-PCMCIA +
wireless card setups so i can ditch the linksys or use it for WDS

Thanks again for everyones help.

On 10/25/05, Tarun Kundhi <tkundhi at inebraska dot com> wrote:
> I think your issues are coming from the LinkSys device. I don't think it is
> operating like a switch should. Recheck the physical connections and the
> device configuration. I just setup my m0n0wall to do exactly what you are
> attempting with a Netgear wireless router acting as an AP & switch. I've
> been meaning to try this so it was excuse to get it done, now.
> Here is my configuration:
> m0n0wall 1.2 on PII, 400MHz, 3 NICs (1 3Com built in, 2 D-Link (realteck
> PCI))
> WAN (rl0)
> --- LAN (rl1) --- switch - clients
>         |-------netgear MR314 (static ip)- wired & wireless clients (nothing
> plugged into the WAN port)
> --- DMZ (xl0) --- switch - HTTP server
> Regarding captive portal configuration:
> Enable captive portal
> interface = LAN
> Idle timeout 60 minutes
> Hard timeout 120 minutes
> Authentication: local
> Portal Page: I used the HTML code Angel give you.
> Note, I did configure several pass-through MAC addresses so those machines
> wouldn't see the portal page. Currently, I have 6 computers on the LAN
> interface and only 1 gets the portal page as intended.
> To determine if the problem is the LinkSys, bypass it. Plug your laptop
> directly into the m0n0wall (you may need a crossover cable). See what happen
> on the portal.
> t.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Josh Hyles" <josh dot maillists at gmail dot com>
> Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal Breaking
> I havent changed anything now and the unit is no long timing out. But
> when I type in a good username and password, it just refreshes like i
> was going to it for the first time. The URL in the address bar is in
> fact the redirect address from the monowall config. I'm at a total
> loss here. Could someone please tell me what a good PCI adapter + wifi
> card that the monowall supports? I would like to run an external
> antenna from the PCMCIA card to an omni antenna or something in my
> room so i'm not just using the small built on antenna.
> Thanks in advance.