I want to use my Hotspot based on vouchers where I can force a number of clients to automatically skip entering a voucher key.
Running v18.0.4 I see an option in 'Hotspot settins' named 'Walled Garden' where help section tells me:
To specify networks that can be accessed by users who do not pass authentication, click Add new item, select networks or hosts, and click Apply.
I tried with fixed MAC-Adress and fixed IP-Adress (while reserved this on the DHCP for a specific client), but after connecting to the hotspot the voucher still needs to be entered before accessing desired network ressources.
After a deeper research on this case I figured out a misunderstanding of walled garden function.
in 'walled garden' you are able to specify hosts or networks that can be accessed from hosts connecting…
in 'walled garden' you are able to specify hosts or networks that can be accessed from hosts connecting to the hotspot without entering a voucher/password or accept agreement.My understanding was: You can add specific hosts by giving e.g. MAC-addresses which are still able to reach any desired network ressource (WAN) without entering the voucher/...
In addition to this I found out: If you have devices connected to a hotspot wifi they will be able to connect to each other, no matter if they even entering the captive portal site or not - this feels logical to me because they are connected to the same subnet. If you have the client-isolation on the wifi'ssettings enabled this won't work!
Hello, do you have a solution? I'm also on XG 18.04 and the exclusions hosts or networks in walled garden do not work
can you quick describe your goal in your scenario, please?
I have a Wi-Fi network and I have guests and residents. The guests use the voucher and I made a DHCP reservation for the residents. I added residents' IPs in Walled garden so that it goes over the captive portal and can connect directly to the Internet.