How can I add authentication on home network?

Chinmay S October 7, 2014

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.

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

    PacketFence is a free Network Access Control solution

    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