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 From:  "Bobert, Tyler" <tyler dot bobert at uwc dot edu>
 To:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal
 Date:  Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:19:40 -0500
I will take a look at that article, thank you.  As for the mac
filtering, yes I know that you need some kind of web traffic, but for
whatever reason some laptops with vista on wireless do no even bring up
the captive portal page until I do pass through IP.  This is separate
from the problem with the bad IP address in Vista.  Hopefully that
article helps find and fix the issue when I have people coming down to
my office to fix it.  I have just been setting a static ip on their
computers, and manually adding the WINS servers in order to make it
work.  Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Sharp [mailto:leesharp at hal dash pc dot org] 
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:43 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal

You have several issues here, all mixed togeather.  Let me break them

Bad IP Address on Vista.

This is a known issue for lots of people...
"Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from
certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers"

Passthru MAC does not work.

You MUST first do web traffic before it opens.  Not e-mail.  Not DNS 
lookup.  Not VPN.  Not p2p...  It is kind of a pre-approval, but you 
still must log in without actually seeing the login.  Allowed IPs bypass

this totally.

Captive portal does not work.

This can be MAC address rewrites by cheap APs or it can be some type of 
Link Checker not allowing you to go to the login page until it verifies 
that it is not spam, which it can not do until you log in...

Each issue is worthy of it's own thread, and has spawned several.


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