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Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeater

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Hi,

So, as I mentioned on the title, I have a Mikrotik router to manage WAN and LAN connections with a DHCP Server.

 

I am using the Unifi AP-AC-LR for wireless connections of my costumers and a hotspot with Facebook Wi-Fi so people can check-in if they want free internet.

 

The issue is that one Unifi AP isn't enough. I am using a linksys with dd-wrt so I can extend the Wifi signal until I buy another Unifi AP. But I can't seem to manage to make people connect via hotspot. Basically I don't know how to configure the dd-wrt so when a customer connects to it, it shows the log-in/check-in page of Facebook and then enables the traffic. I have a cable from Mikrotik that goes to dd-wrt so I believe this makes it more easier and better?

 

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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

@drenukmataIt will not work!!!Ihih Icon Wink

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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

@drenukmata Welcome to these forums.

 

Adding the Linksys and expecting it to extend your UniFi network with the captive portal is never going to work. For this you will need to add another UniFi access point.

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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

Thank you for replying.

Well, it's a shame to not be able to somehow make this as a workaround until getting another AP Man Happy
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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

yeah, wds bridging is one of those things that tends to be "vendor specific"... 

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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

yeah, but I also have a cable that goes from mikrotik to dd-wrt, so basically it can be a wired connection...

But, if by any chance WDS bridging works, should I just connect to the open SSID that redirects to the hotspot and that would be it?
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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

@drenukmataIt will not work!!!Ihih Icon Wink

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Re: Mikrotik as DHCP and WAN router, Unifi AP-AC-LR as a main AP and hotspot and dd-wrt as a repeate

Damnit! Man Tongue
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