I believe that you are referring to deploying a captive web portal; if that is the case, if you navigate to your SSID settings on your network profile, tick the checkbox for "Enable Captive Web Portal, then click save.
You can then click on the <Captive Web Portal> link that should have appeared on your Network Policy, then click New. From this page you can configure anything from the default, pre-built Aerohive CWPs, customize those to your liking or even upload completely custom HTML code of your own creation. For more information on our implementation of CWP, I would recommend reading our help system's topic on this subject as it goes into significant detail.
Link to the help system record for CWPs:
If you want more detail on what each setting in the CWP page does, then take a look at this help page:
Hope this helps
When using a captive portal with smartphones and tablets it is always worth testing the captive portal with multiple devices; iOS, Android, etc; to see how they react.
For example, Android devices commonly just display an icon in their status bar showing that a wireless "login" is required. This icon is shown in the Android status bar below as the second icon from the left:
If the user is not used to connecting to captive portals they will not be looking for the icon, think that the wireless connection is not working, and ask for help.
By testing and documenting the expected user experience you can save yourself some hassle later.
If you are looking at testing with multiple versions of web browsers then I strongly recommend the PortableApps suite. PortableApps are "self contained" versions of applications that you can extract into a folder and then, generally, don't install any files outside that folder or change your registry. This means that you can have multiple versions of the same web browsers accessible (but you can't run two different versions of the same web browser at the same time).
If you are interested in having a look the following web browsers are currently available at http://portableapps.com/apps:
- Google Chrome Portable
Mozilla Firefox Portable
Once you have finished testing with a specific web browser then just delete the folder containing it.