Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless How To

Captive Portal Management

Once the Captive Portal is set up, there is little to do in the way of ongoing management. You can keep an eye on how many clients and who have connected via the Status -> Captive Portal page. You can also forcibly disconnect clients, though there is no way of permanently barring them from the Portal.

Captive Portal Status

Figure 8: Captive Portal Status
(click on the image for a larger view)

If you really had a problem client, you could attempt to stop them from using the Portal by statically allocating an IP address to their MAC address and then blocking this IP address with a firewall rule. Not elegant, but it could work with someone with little technical knowledge. However, this is easily circumvented by somebody either manually configuring a valid static IP in the same range and connecting with that, or 'spooifng' the MAC address of their wireless interface so they appeared to the portal to be another client, something relatively simple to do under MS Windows 2000 and XP.

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I'm looking at upgrading to the DS918+ from my DS413 due to the failure of a third power supply giving out in the 6+ years I've owned it, however, thi...
Let's start with the firmware question. I don't have a lot of experience with routers but I've read that some custom firmwares can limit certain route...
Hi all,I'd like to hear if any of you do have a "best" to do around Wireless settings on router ASUS RT-AC88U.Have installed Asuswrt Merlin newest ver...
I sadly found that my device is no longer supported (although it is not so old). I tried to build a new build from source codes (mainline branch), and...
I have a "Dark fighter" Hikvision camera and watch it through Open VPN with VPN server on an Asus 68u with asuswrt-merlin latest version. And before t...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3