For SSID-type Guest, WLAN administrator to configure only MAC Authentication using internal server without having splash page.
Before 4.2, when WLAN administrator disables splash page, IAP would not provide an option to configure MAC authentication. Hence splash page had to be enabled to make use of MAC authentication even though there was no need for splash page. Starting 4.2, WLAN administrator can have the splash page disabled and still make use of MAC authentication.
Before disabling Splash page
After disabling Splash page
MAC authentication shows up even with splash page disabled.
show running-config | begin ssid-profile wlan ssid-profile Test enable index 2 type guest ----------> SSID Type is guest essid Test opmode opensystem max-authentication-failures 0 vlan guest auth-server InternalServer rf-band all captive-portal disable ----------> Splash page disabled mac-authentication ----------> MAC authentication enabled. mac-authentication-delimiter : dtim-period 1 inactivity-timeout 1000 broadcast-filter arp dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90 local-probe-req-thresh 0 max-clients-threshold 64