How can I add authentication on home network?

Chinmay S October 7, 2014
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Many colleges use Cyberoam to add login system so that everyone connected to network must supply username and password first and Cyberoam can also be used to block websites. I also want to add such kind of system. Suggest some free alternatives.

  1. DalSan M
    October 12, 2014 at 6:39 am

    You can also setup a RADIUS server to add authentication, though it means using a dedicated machine/computer that all devices connect to fit networking and internet access. http://www.nowiressecurity.com/articles/radius_8021x_wireless_authentication_servers.htm

  2. Jan F.
    October 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    PacketFence is a free Network Access Control solution
    http://www.packetfence.org/

    The easiest way to realize this is probably the inline installation (as a gateway) which means you need a Linux machine with PacketFence installed that has two network interfaces, one connecting your network (switch, router, access points) and the other connecting to the internet.

    If you have a router-modem combo then this won't be possible as the modem needs to be connected directly. It does offer other deployment options (via VLANs) for such cases but I haven't looked at them so I can't give you more details on how this would work or which requirements need to be met ~ looking into it's Documentation should answer that.

    Another option for DD-WRT compatible routers is it's Captive Portal feature
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Captive_Portal