[CoovaChilli] Can't get VLAN assignment to work with MAC authentication

Giovanni Lovato giovanni at lova.to
Fri Feb 2 12:02:22 GMT 2018

Hello, before opening an issue on GitHub I’d like to make sure my configuration is right.

I’m trying to setup CoovaChilli with MAC authentication and VLAN assignment, but I cannot get it to work.

This is my configuration:


# plus RADIUS configuration

Client requests come from eth0 and are successfully authenticated by RADIUS which replies with a "CoovaChilli-VLAN-Id” attribute based on the authenticate MAC address, e.g.

Request from: 00:11:22:33:44:55 => CoovaChilli-VLAN-Id := 100, CoovaChilli-DHCP-Gateway :=
Request from: aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff => CoovaChilli-VLAN-Id := 200, CoovaChilli-DHCP-Gateway :=

I would expect then to see packets from 00:11:22:33:44:55 be forwarded to eth1 with VLAN tag 100 (thus receiving DHCP address from, and from aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff to eth1 with VLAN tag 200 (thus receiving DHCP address from

Is this doable with CoovaChilli or is my scenario not supported?

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