Captive Portal Automated Testing

wifi_captive_portalIf you’ve ever been to a coffee shop for free WiFi, and needed to sign-in for Internet access, you’ve used a Captive Portal. Are you developing one? How many stations can your portal controller authenticate simultaneously? Let’s do some automated testing of that with LANforge. This cookbook will guide you through how to use the portal-bot script.
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Pack a Gateworks Full of Radios

Candelatech strives to provide products that are flexible and quiet. The Gateworks Ventana platform provides a great opportunity to provide a high density virtual access point emulation platform. With a bit of shrewd of modification, this GW5400 model can provide 30 or more virtual WiFi access points.

Keeping that many radios cool is what is important. A bit of aluminium plate and heat conductive tape worked wonders for this platform. We’ve seen it run for a month straight without heat related issues. This is effectively a sealed system. It was warm to the touch, but nowhere near hot.

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