Solved

using Linksys WRT54G behind Guestgate Captive Portal

Posted on 2008-10-27
8
474 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
On the advice of a "Master" here I bought a GuestGate captive portal. It looks like exactly what I need and I am thankful for the reccomendation but I am having trouble getting it to work the way I want. Guestgate will only support the device itself so they are not much help on this.

I know the device issues it's own range of IPs in a random fashion to ensure isolation between clients. When I plug directly into the device thats exactly what happens. But I need wireless connections to do the same thing. How do I force the linksys wrt54g to simply pass through the IPs given by the guestgate? The Linksys issues it's own DHCP but if I turn that off the the clients get nothing!
 I just want the Linksys to act like a wire. How?
0
Comment
Question by:Salad-Dodger
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kutyi
ID: 22819095
Turn off DHCP on the WRT54G, and if you using the the WRT54G as your router then that should be it, other then making sure the lan IP is on the same network as the GuestGate.  If you are using it only for WIFI access the do not connect anything the WAN port and only use the LAN port turning into essentially an Access Point only.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Salad-Dodger
ID: 22819115
Isn't the Lan IP of the router a moving target since that comes from the captive portal? That thing throws out a 192.xxx IP one second and a 10.xxx IP the next to isolate the clients.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kutyi
ID: 22819132
Well in that case the IP of the WRT54G won't matter (only for managing the unit anyway), so long as the DHCP is shut off it won't interfer with the GuestGate device.  Keep in mind I have not used GuestGate, I us ip4net which does not randomize the IPs yet still isolates the traffic.
0
Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Salad-Dodger
ID: 22819156
OK that was just too simple! It looks like it works! I was fighting to get it to work through the router instead of "around" it. Thank you.
I'll have a couple people try it tomorrow and then I'll give you the points.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kutyi
ID: 22819300
Glad to hear it's working.....:)
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Kutyi earned 500 total points
ID: 22847508
Hi Salad-Dodger:
Did you have success, if yes please close the question or state what issues you may still be having.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Salad-Dodger
ID: 31510625
I feel silly for how easy that was. It may not have been a 500 point question, but it was worth that to me! Thank you again.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kutyi
ID: 22851123
Don't worry.  I have asked some in the past.  Sometimes we need a second opinion......:)
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
IPv6 question 1 71
Public Printing Options 3 87
Routers to buy for MDT Multitasking 6 70
Cisco WAP551 and Guest Users 5 11
Working settings for French ISP Orange "Prêt à Surfer" SIM cards for data connections only. Can't be found anywhere else !
I recently attended Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, a conference that boasted over 28,000 techies in attendance, and a week of hands-on learning hosted by a solid partner with which Concerto goes to market.  Every year, Cisco displays cutting-edge technol…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question