Connection Profiles

Use the Configuration > System > Connection Profiles page to configure profiles based on IP address, device type, client application, or any combination of these. Once you have created a connection profile, you can reference it on the Configuration > System > Authentication page. Authentication profiles determine how connection profiles are authenticated.

For instance, you could:

  • Set up a connection profile for iOS devices, and then create an authentication profile that requires authentication for web browsing using the Captive Portal feature.
  • Create a connection profile for client applications (not including web browsers) that access the internet (for example, iTunes), and then exempt them from authentication.
  • Create a connection profile of the IP range provided on your "guest" wireless network, and exempt that IP range from authentication.