How to create captive portal on DWC‑1000 – FW.4.4.x

Network Configuration:
This example will use the following devices and setup:

Devices:
DWC-1000 – Unified Wireless Controller
DWL-6600AP - Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point

Firmware Used:
FW: 4.4.1.2 (DWC-1000 – Unified Wireless Controller)
FW.4.2.0.9 (DWL-6600AP - Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point)

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Topology Example:
 


Step 1 – Enter the web GUI interface of the DWC using its IP address in a web browser. In our example we have used the IP address of 192.168.1.158


 
Accept any certificate warnings you may see, this is perfectly normal and safe


 
Step 2 – Once logged into the interface go to “AP Profile”

Wireless > Access Point > AP Profile


 
Right-click over the default profile “dlink1” then click “Edit”


 
Step 3 – Create a SSID as follows:


 
Scroll-down to “Security” and set to “None”


 
Click “Save”


 
Step 4
– Create a Group

Security > Authentication User Database > Groups


 
Click “Add New Group”


 
Click “Save”

Step 5 – Save changes to AP

Wireless > Access Point > AP Profiles


 
When you make changes, you will see the above “Profile Status” as “Associated – Modified”. To transfer the new configuration to AP, right-click over the AP Profile and click “Apply”
 



 
Once complete, you should get the above status “Associated”

Step 6
– Create a User

Security > Authentication User Database > Users



 
Click “Add New User”


 
Click “Save”

Step 7 – Manage AP

Wireless > Access Point > Discovered AP List


 
In our example we are using the DWL-6600AP

Right-Click over the AP, then click “Manage”


 
Click “Save”

 

The AP should now be “Managed”, this is denoted by the colour change from “RED” to “GREEN”

Step 8 – Connect your wireless device to the SSID created in Step 2.

iPad Mini:                                                                                                Nokia Lumia 930


Result: The Captive Portal redirects to a particular website. In this example:

http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/


 

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