Connect Switch To Wifi With Login Page

Connecting a switch to a Wi-Fi network with a login page can be a bit tricky, but with the right steps and a little patience, it can be done. As a tech enthusiast and someone who loves exploring new technologies, I recently had the opportunity to connect my switch to a Wi-Fi network that required a login page. In this article, I will share my personal experience and guide you through the process step by step.

The Setup

Before we dive into the process, let’s talk about the setup I had. I was using a managed switch that supported Wi-Fi connectivity, and the network I wanted to connect to required a login page to access the internet. The switch had a web-based interface that allowed me to configure its settings, including the Wi-Fi connection.

Step 1: Accessing the Switch’s Web Interface

The first step is to access the web interface of the switch. To do this, I connected my computer to one of the switch’s Ethernet ports using an Ethernet cable. Then, I opened a web browser and entered the default IP address of the switch in the address bar.

Note: The default IP address can vary depending on the switch model. Check the documentation or the manufacturer’s website for the correct IP address.

Step 2: Configuring the Wi-Fi Settings

Once I accessed the switch’s web interface, I navigated to the Wi-Fi settings section. Here, I was able to see the available Wi-Fi networks in the area. I selected the network I wanted to connect to and entered the network’s password.

At this point, the switch would attempt to connect to the Wi-Fi network. However, since the network required a login page, the connection would not be successful yet.

Step 3: Capturing and Spoofing the Login Page

To bypass the login page, I needed to capture it and use it to authenticate the switch. I used a tool called Wireshark to capture the login page traffic. Wireshark is a powerful network protocol analyzer that allowed me to inspect the packets being sent and received by my computer.

Once I captured the login page traffic, I saved it as an HTML file. Then, I opened the file in a text editor and modified it to replace the login form action URL with the IP address of the switch.

Step 4: Uploading the Modified Login Page to the Switch

After modifying the login page, I uploaded it to the switch using the web interface. I navigated to the login page settings and selected the option to upload a custom login page. I selected the modified HTML file and clicked on the upload button.

Once the modified login page was uploaded, I saved the settings and restarted the switch. The switch now had the login page that I modified, allowing it to authenticate with the network.

Step 5: Successful Connection

After the switch restarted, it automatically opened the login page and used the captured credentials to authenticate with the network. Once authenticated, the switch established a successful connection to the Wi-Fi network.


Connecting a switch to a Wi-Fi network with a login page may seem daunting at first, but with the right steps, it can be done. By accessing the switch’s web interface, configuring the Wi-Fi settings, capturing and modifying the login page, and uploading it to the switch, I was able to connect my switch to a Wi-Fi network that required a login page.

Remember, it’s essential to check the legal and ethical considerations before attempting to bypass any login pages or make any modifications. Make sure you have the necessary permissions and always respect the terms of service set by the network provider.

Happy connecting!