A Captive Portal is a website that directs users who have joined the wifi network to authenticate themselves in order to access the Internet or another network.
This is a common solution, for example, at airports, cafes and hotels, where the user has to enter their e-mail address or a username and password previously shared with them to use the network.
Prior to successful authentication, access to the Internet is restricted, usually only the company's website can be viewed. For example, at airports it is possible to watch outbound and inbound flights, but users cannot access their e-mail or news portals.
3KGroup offers a very convenient Captive Portal solution for companies, where the user is automatically directed to the company's website or some other desired address by logging in to WiFi. After the page is displayed to the user, the rest of the network opens automatically after a freely selectable period of time, the user does not have to enter anything or click. This ensures a pleasant user experience and does not burden the company with network administration.
We have already launched such a solution in the Natural History Museum. When connecting to the public network of the Museum of Natural History, the user is first shown the audio guide page of the Museum of Natural History within 30 seconds of joining the network, when the rest of the network traffic is closed. After 30 seconds, the restrictions disappear and the network is open for normal use. The aim of the Natural History Museum was for all users to know and see the audio guide solution. This solution fulfills this goal perfectly.
Below is a brief video of how the solution works. First of all, you can see the opening of the Captive Portal with the audio guide page after joining the "LM_avalik" network. Then, during the first 30 seconds of using the web, he is redirected back to the audio guide page. Finally, after 30 seconds, the network is unrestricted and other websites open.