I ran some captive portal monowall v. pfsense tests a few months back.
I came to the conclusion that pfsense has a few more problems than
monowall. The most obvious of these was the lag in displaying the
captive portal page. On monowall it was pretty much as you'd expect
(maybe a couple of seconds) whereas on pfsense it could take between 10
and 15 seconds. Never really got to the bottom of why this was occurring
but it wasn't my setup as other people had encountered the same issue.
I've been running a monowall captive portal setup for about a month now
(just upgraded to 1.3x) without a hitch.
Donovan R. Palmer wrote:
> I don't think a side by side comparison comparison exists. I am new to
> m0n0wall and it seems that PFSense is a bit more feature rich and bigger
> as a result. m0n0wall is more lean and is better suited to embedded
> installations. The documentation to PFSense is not as developed as
> m0n0wall's either.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "ATM Logic" <atmlogic at kmts dot ca>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 8:28 AM
> Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall vrs. pfSense
>> For a basic Wireless "Captive Portal" just wondering is their any
>> point to
>> going with pfSence (never heard if it till it was mentioned on the list)
>> vrs. m0n0wall?
>> I only looked around at the site for a few mins.... anyone know (or
>> have a
>> site) what the side by side diff's are?
>> Thanks, and sorry ... bit of a newbie, however... I was very happy to see
>> the Captive Portal work.... now I am 'not' looking forward to trying
>> to get
>> it to work with a little radius box I have.
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