Hehe, solved my own issue. I searched through the mailist list, but it
didn't dong on me to try the newest release with the big bold changelog
notes of "fixed captive portal issues", so I applied the newest 1.233
version, did another test, and it worked like a charm.
So, the simple solution was "upgrade".
Hope this aids the other old timers that are using the older versions of
the rock solid m0n0wall :-P
Michael Brown wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have m0n0wall 1.231 in which one LAN interface is for inside company
> related stuff and the second LAN2 (or option, whatever you like to
> call it) uses the captive portal. Captive Portal works like it should.
> I'm using the local user management since it's only a few users to
> worry about. The problem we have is that someone hits the captive
> portal, authenticates, it all works great. Then they shutoff their
> computer long enough that their DHCP lease runs out (2 hours or so).
> They power the computer back up, and it gets a new (or most of the
> time) same IP address. They try to web surf and it's blocked as though
> they have not been authenticated by the captive portal. They never get
> a screen to authenticate, it's just like all access is blocked and
> nothing happens. When I check the captive portal status page, it says
> they are logged in, even has the matching IP address and Mac address.
> But I have to use the status page to "disconnect" them and then all of
> a sudden, the captive portal page comes up again, they authenticate
> and everything works fine again.
> Any ideas why the captive portal "forgets" about their computer after
> a few hours of inactivity? Currently, captive portal is set to keep
> them authenticated for at least 1 day and if no activity, it logs them
> out. That all seems to work fine as far as the login expiring like it
> should. It's just the idle time in between the captive portal seems go
> weird on things.
> Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.
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