The Captive Portal module is called “NoCatSplash”. Older versions were named “NoCatAuth”.
Captive Portal is ideal for public/semi-public networks to remind end users of the legal responsibilities linked to Internet access. The requirements are simple. That means it can also be useful in when you simply want people to know whose network they are using. (Default: Disabled).
Enable function: Checking this (and Save) makes FreshTomato users see a Welcome banner when they try to access the Internet.
Interface: Selects one of the bridge interfaces on which Captive Portal will listen for connections.
Gateway Name: Here, specify the name of the gateway that will appear in the Welcome banner.
Captive Site Forwarding: Forces the “homepage” (see definition below) to appear until the user agrees to the Welcome Banner terms.
Home page: This is the URL that will appear after the user agrees to the Welcome Banner terms.
Welcome html Path: This is the path to the location of the Welcome banner .html page.
Logged Timeout: The time period (seconds) during which no Welcome banner appears when you access the device. (Default: 3600s).
Idle Timeout: The period, in seconds, before the client sees the splash screen again, and must agree to the terms again to regain network access.
Max Missed ARP: How many times a client can be missing from the ARP cache before the connection is closed. (Default: 5).
Log Info Level: How much detail will be included in log messages from this module.
Gateway Port: This is the port to be used by the Captive Portal for page redirection. (Ports 1 to 65534). (Default: 5280).
Excluded/Included ports to be redirected: Here, enter the port numbers you wish to be:
Leave blank spaces between port numbers when configuring them.
Using Included and Excluded ports at the same time is not recommended. It can cause conflicts relating to whether ports are allowed or not.
URL excluded from the portal: Here, enter URLs/links that can be accessed without the Welcome screen appearing.
URLs entries must be separated by spaces.
MAC address whitelist: Here, enter the MAC addresses of clients to be excluded from Portal functions.
These devices will have no barriers to Internet access. MAC Addresses must be separated by spaces.
Customized Splash File Path: Here you can upload a personal Welcome banner which will override the default one.
WARNING: If Login Time expires, you must return to the splash page to regain network access.
After you click “OK, I Agree!”, nothing indicates when your usage period will expire.
You may lose Internet Access without warning.