I tried Fewi’s suggestions and it works but I seem to be experiencing a few other problems which I think are basically configuration problems.
Actually I did try my hands on setting up this scenario with RB450G using the example under Hairpin NAT and this http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... web+server
. It seems to work fine when the public interface as well as the local are all up. However, when the public interface is down, the hotspot page does not come up automatically on the local side. I am logged directly into my local applications without authentication irrespective of whether I try to log in by IP or www. Sometimes I get the login page and it takes me through authentication but after that am not directed to the requested application. I get page not found.
I will really appreciate it if any of you seasoned programmers would suggest alternatives to get my setup up and running fully with hotspot working as it should.
Fewi had mentioned that I needed to make all pictures, scripts, style sheets etc. that make up the login page to be available without Internet access. How do I make this?