This is a complete newbie question, but I can't seem to find the answer in any of the technical pages. We would like to set up a guest access point for visitors to our business, but we would like to require them to self register the first time they use the facility. I know that the WAP321 allows guest access and authenticated users, but can't discover if it will allow first time users to register for access.
Can anyone advise? If not, can you suggest a product that does?
Hi Peter, thank you for using our forum, my name is Luis I am part of the Small business Support community. I am glad to assist you with your configuration, but I don't understand so well what do you mean “self-register the first time they use the facility”?
Captive Portal allows you to block wireless clients from accessing the network until user verification has been established. You can configure CP verification to allow access for both guest and authenticated users. The database can be stored locally on the WAP device or on a RADIUS server. But this feature will always request the authentication, to provide access
You could see more details about Captive Portal in the admin guide in page 143.
Also here you will see some steps to configure it, if this feature works for you.
Please let me know if you find this answer useful,
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