AP Hosted Splash Page with Click-through

A click-through splash page is a splash page on which authentication is not required. The portal pages are hosted and served by the AP. The portal page can be used to display the terms and conditions for guest network usage and any other information required.

The steps involved in this type of access are:

  1. Wi-Fi user connects to the guest SSID and opens a URL from any web browser using the HTTP protocol.
  2. AP intercepts this request and presents a portal page hosted on the AP to the guest user.
  3. Guest user accepts and submits the terms and condition on the portal page.
  4. AP allows client access, and the client is redirected to a redirect URL (if any) or to the originally requested URL.

You must create a .zip file of the portal page including any other files, such as images and style sheets, and upload this file. The .zip file must meet these requirements for the portal to work correctly:

  • The .zip file must contain a file named “index.html” at the root level (outside of any other folder). This is the main portal page. The file can contain other files and folders at the root level, and folders within folders, that are referenced by the index.html file.
  • The total unzipped size of the files in the bundle must be less than 100 KB.  If large images or other content are displayed on the page, put that content on an external web server with references from the index.html file. The IP address of the external web server must be included in the list of exempt hosts (see below).
  • The index.html file must contain these HTML tags for the portal to work correctly:
  • A form element with the exact starting tag: <form method="POST" action="$action">
  • A submit button inside the form element with the name “mode_login”. For example: <input type=”image” name=”mode_login” src=”images/login.gif”>. The exact tag: <input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="$redirect"> inside the form element.

To configure AP hosted splash page for click-through access:

  • Click Download Sample to download the factory default portal bundle file and use it as a template to create a custom portal bundle.
  • Click Choose File following Upload Bundle to upload the bundle.
  • Click Open to upload the portal bundle.
  • To restore the portal bundle to the factory default files, click Restore Default.