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How do captive portal network connections work?

Internet access at hotels, airports cafes is often gated by a captive portal which forces you to a particular web page on first use, for example a payment page or some page to accept a terms of ...
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Inexpensive, Reliable Captive Portal [closed]

I do some wifi hotspot installations, and a new client recently asked me if it would be possible to force users to his website when they first open their browsers. After some Googling I figured out ...
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Free Wi-Fi hotspot management software for school

I'm working in a high school and I'd like to put in place a public Wi-Fi network with a captive portal that asks for authentication but also keeps track of user information, like the amount of data ...
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Redirecting all WiFi requests to my server (like captive portal)

I'm actually trying to develop a public wireless network (not business, just for educational purposes, I am studying computer science...). But I am lacking the required knowledge to acheive this goal (...
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Do all captive portal solutions work the same way? (cookie, vs MAC address, vs other?)

While traveling and having to interact with a number of broken captive portal implementations I've overheard other passengers having usability issues with iPads, Phones, computers depending on the ...
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IpTables rules for captive portal

I am trying to make a captive portal and I use the following iptables rules. IPTABLES="/sbin/iptables" EBTABLES="/sbin/ebtables" DHCP="67:68" SSH="22" WWW="80" $IPTABLES -t mangle -F $IPTABLES -F $...