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Accessing external WLAN captive portals when a company proxy is set

The client notebooks (Windows 10) of our company can only access the Internet using a proxy in our security infrastructure. When they are connected to an external (W)LAN, they use Citrix Netscaler VPN for connecting internal services and our secure proxy. That perfectly works.

If they try to access an external WLAN with a captive portal web page though (for example in a hotel), they have to disable the proxy first, so that the captive portal can be loaded.

If users are allowed to remove the proxy, users easily find out, that they can access the web bypassing our secure proxy.

Do you have any idea how to connect to a WLAN with a captive portal when a company proxy is mandantory? Is there maybe a WLAN-connection-client with an internal browser and individual proxy settings?

Best regards!
Chris
CitrixWireless NetworkingWindows OSSecurityLaptops Notebooks

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Christian Knell

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi Arne,

thanks a lot for your answer! Unfortunately the private proxy currently has to be set according to the security policy of our (governmental) data provider.

Also thanks for your idea concerning alternatives. We will suggest our data provider to think about solutions like Cisco Umbrella.

Have a nice weekend and best regards!
Chris
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Hi Michael,

that's a great idea! We'll try to implement such a warpper.

Best regards!
Chris
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