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JJose21
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Is there a way to connect an Intel Edison to a Captive-Portal WiFi?

Captive Portal WiFi such as hotels or restaurants. Those that redirect the browser to a web page to login or to accept terms...

Ideas?

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Pablo_M_Intel
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JJose21
New Contributor I
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Hi Pablo,

As far as I understand, captive portal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal see here) is different from a proxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server see here)

An example of a captive portal is the web page that shows up before WIFI in an Hotel becomes usable. You have to accept the policy of the hotel before it unlocks your wifi connection to the WAN.

The link you provided is not about capite-portal hotspots.

--jn

Pablo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi crmakers,

We are still investigating this, as soon as we have an answer to your question we'll post it here. Thank you for your patience.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

Pablo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi crmakers,

I haven't tested this before, but it's worth trying with a text-based browser like Lynx. In case you haven't heard of it, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser) here's some general info on the browser. Apparently, if you access a network using Captive portal you should be able to enter the necessary information to start browsing normally. I also read somewhere else that these "portals" remains open for several hours after a successful login, so you would be using the text-based browser once in a while.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

JJose21
New Contributor I
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I will give it a try soon and report out results.

Thanks

Naoyuki_T_Intel
Employee
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I am interested in hearing this result!

AWain1
Novice
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This is what I am thinking too. I have a Mikrotik metal 2hspn, though this mikrotik has integrated a radius billing manager, but I want to have a better manager and thus I want to use my intel edison. Other billing manager requires a pc-server or else opt to cloud radius billing and that will cost much. I do hope you can help us

AWain1
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Update:

 

Oh I misunderstood your question, sorry.

You only want to have your edison connect to a captive portal. What I am thinking is the other way, my intel edison will act as a server

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