Alright, after more testing and more frustration, I finally fixed the
problem. Completely this time. The router had a version of SVEASOFT's
third part firmware and is what was causing my problem. I found that
the wired connection to the linksys directly had no captive portal
problems, but then the wireless did. So i went back to the official
firmware and it started working almost instantly. So if anyone else
has any problems sveasoft, i can almost bet that is the reason for it.
Thanks again everyone.
On 10/25/05, Josh Hyles <josh dot maillists at gmail dot com> wrote:
> 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.