[RndTbl] Anyone have any Captive Portal set-up experience?

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Wed Sep 21 06:50:45 CDT 2016

I believe all of their hardware routers come with at least a level 4 license.
Bandwidth should drive the decision.
Note also that Mikrotik sells routers with built-in WiFi quite cheaply, even their access points are technically routers IIRC.
There are a couple of Canadian resellers, I've had more luck with Xagyl but others have the opposite experience.
Even the cheaper models can likely do the job, but I would spring for one of the CCR models rather have have to replace it again soon.
Personally, I'm partial to a pfSense + Ubiquity solution instead, but all-Mikrotik should work well too.


On September 21, 2016 6:44:06 AM CDT, "Bradford C. Vokey" <brad at fsi.ca> wrote:
>Hello Andrew,
>I mentioned your request for Captive Portal recommendations at our last
>Manitoba Unix User Group general meeting.
>The consensus was to purchase a MikroTik router and use their HotSpot 
>Gateway software 
>(http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:License#License_Levels). Their 
>level 4 license (a one-time fee of only $45) gives you access to 200 
>active hotspot users at once and 15 days of initial config support.
>Here is a good article about setting it up: 
>Looks like a good solution to me!
>Anyone have any recommendation as to *which* model MikroTik router he 
>should get for this hotel?
>Bradford C. Vokey
>Manitoba Unix User Group
>On 2016-09-14 3:36 PM, Tech wrote:
>> Re: Anyone have any Captive Portal set-up experience?
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