Captive Portal for Wireless Hotspot

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    Hi all,

    I’m fairly new to Zero Shell, but with advice of a friend, I have everything routing and working well.

    However, with Captive Portal, I’m having some issues.

    Essentially, when the public connect to the unsecured wireless network and attempt to visit the web, they get caught by the captive portal (so far so good, as this currently happens), however, I want the users to fill in their name and email and agree to a set of terms and conditions – at that point I want them to be authenticated and allowed to browse the web.

    That makes life easy for them and also means there is no human interaction in terms of our staff to get them on the internet.

    I also want to collect the name/email as part of the condition of using the service will be that they are signed to our mailing list.

    Has anyone got any advice on how I should go about this, as it seems that out of the box, ZeroShell only has a client login to grant access and no way of registering unless you’re an admin.




    hello, you can try zerotruth …


    Thanks, I gave it a go, but it wasn’t for me.

    For reference and those searching in the future.

    I solved this by editing the main Captive Portal template. I added a meta refresh tag to forward to, which took the users information, and did everything I wanted in PHP. If the user was sucessful in inputting all the correct data they were then forwarded to this URL:

    This essentially logs them on with a standard user account. OK, so theres just one user account that everyone uses, that won’t work for everyone, but for my needs did the job. It’s particularly secure either, but doesn’t actually allow the user to do anything other than access the internet as long as you set ZeroShell up correctly.

    Once connected and ZeroShell had run the few pages it needed to, they’re sent back to the same, which using sessions knew they were connected to the internet so displayed their name and that they’re connected to the web.

    You do of course have to allow to be a “free” domain/IP in the Captive Portal settings.

    Hope this helps someone, someday.



    Can you tell me what you altered in the Captive Portal template to redirect to a seperate server.



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