Mikrotik Managed Mode
Captivnet is not a gateway on its own, it is wifi management platform for guest onboarding. It works with a wide range of vendors (wireless / gateway).
In order to have a consistent feature set, or to support incompatible networks we recommend using a Mikrotik.
The managed mikrotik mode was designed to make the highly flexible but complex gateway accessible to all. The M3 takes care off:
- Network configuration
- Security (firewall)
- Automatic walled garden
- Social (facebook/Twitter/…)
- Billing (paypal, …)
- Traffic Queues ((QoS)
- Hotspot configuration
The M3 (Mikrotik Managed Mode) uses a poll update scheme. It’s Mikrotik that will contact Captivnet on a regular interval to update it’s configuration.
- No public IP requirement
- No complex VPN requirement
- Auto healing
- When Captivnet is not reachable the gateway will fall back to no authentication
- Active/Active (using 2 LAN networks)
- N- node active/active