10-29-2012 10:35 PM
Is it possible to redirect users who associate with a WPA2 PSK SSID to a URL without using captive portal? I have an upcoming event that is going to have about 2000 users on the WLAN and the customer wants to have a password protected SSID, but wants to have users redirected to a URL after they associate with the SSID.
I don't think our 3600 controllers running 220.127.116.11 code can handle that many users with the built-in CP on the controller. I know I can create a CP page with username/password as hidden fields and redirect, but it is still using the controllers CP resources.
Any suggestions, would be most appreciated. If ClearPass is the answer, what ClearPass products do I need to accomplish this? I don't need any crazy policies, just need something that can handle that many users if I have to use a Captive Portal to accomplish the URL redirect. They key thing is that the users don't have to click anything or enter any additional information after associating with the SSID.
10-30-2012 06:51 PM
Now when someone attaches to the captive portal, the redirect is practically simultaneous and require no user interaction. No graphics or text on the page and white background, just a blip in the browser when they attach to the SSID of the captive portal and then on to the redirected URL for the customer. It was the best I could do, if anyone has any other suggestions I would love to hear from you.
Here is my code:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC"-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<title>Public wireless Internet access</title>
<body style="background-color: #FFFFFF">
<form name="form1" method="post" action="/auth/index.html/u">
<input type="hidden" name="user" id="user" type="text" value="user1" class="text" accesskey="u" />
<input type="hidden" id="password" name="password" type="password" size="25" value="abc123" class="text" accesskey="p" />
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="authenticate" />
<input type="submit" name="Login" value="" class="auto-style1" />
11-13-2012 04:16 AM
You really think the 3600 Controller can handle that many captive portal sessions? Everything I've seen suggests 65-100 people max (concurrently).
do you have a source for that number? would like to see it.
and is that 65-100 people at the same time on the guest wireless or really getting the page for the first time and providing credentials?