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MAC authentication Bypass with Guest Captive Portal

Is it possible to enable MAC authentication (filtering) on a zone/subnet that is configured for an external captive portal? We want to send MAC authentication requests to our RADIUS server and if it receives an Access-Accept back, the user should bypass the captive portal and be online, else, forward to the configured splash URL as configured.

Thanks,

James

Category: Mid Range Firewalls
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  • jw_pwjw_pw Newbie ✭

    I've spotted the Bypass option when enabling the Captive Portal, but the only option seems to be "All MAC addresses" or a MAC object. No way to use a RADIUS server for the list?

    Thanks,

    James

  • jw_pwjw_pw Newbie ✭

    Anyone got thoughts on this? Thanks

  • jw_pwjw_pw Newbie ✭

    Sorry to bump, but really hoping for an answer...

    Thanks

  • EnaBevEnaBev Administrator

    Hi @jw_pw,

    Thanks for reaching out to SonicWall Community.

    I ran your question by a Solutions Engineer and their response is as follows:

    "Yes – the MAC Filtering can be utilized on the respective Zones using the MAC address objects. Try enforcing the MAC filtering from the Zone that’s in question. "

    Let me know if that helps!

    Ena Bevrnja

    SonicWall Community Manager

  • jw_pwjw_pw Newbie ✭

    Hi @EnaBev

    Does that mean you can use a RADIUS server for MAC filtering (when using a captive portal on the same zone/WLAN) or is the filtering only a manual inputted list?

    Thanks

    James

  • EnaBevEnaBev Administrator

    Hi @jw_pw,

    Here is the response I received regarding your question:

    "Yes. You can enable the Guest Services for External Captive Portal with RADIUS Server has to be configured in the RADIUS Server tab as per below screenshot."


    Ena Bevrnja

    SonicWall Community Manager

  • jw_pwjw_pw Newbie ✭

    Hi @EnaBev This isn't quite what I'm asking. I know we can use RADIUS server for the captive portal, but what I need to know is can we use a RADIUS server for MAC filtering (which is before the captive portal at layer 2).

    Thanks

    James

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