Wireless Hotspots are essentially Wireless Access Points – they provide network and/or internet access to other Wi-Fi devices. The difference is that Hotspots are a lot more versatile when it comes to managing, monitoring and authenticating the wireless network’s users. For example, while Wireless APs can be password protected, with Hotspots you can configure different users with different names, passwords, even data limits and data speeds and more. This chapter is an overview of the Wireless Hotspot function in RUT routers.
The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUT2XX_R_00.01.12 firmware version.
The General tab is where most of the Hotspot configurations take place. This section will be divided into six sub-sections – one for each Authentication mode, since the chosen Authentication mode will define how the Hotspot will be configured in general.
External Radius authentication mode uses an external Radius server, to which you have to provide an address to, instead of using the router’s internal Radius server.
Internal Radius is Authentication mode that uses the router’s internal RADIUS server for authentication. Teltonika routers’ RADIUS server has RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting and RFC 2869 RADIUS Extensions implemented.
Without Radius Authentication doesn’t use a Radius server to authenticate users connecting to the Hotspot, instead it gives you the possibility to configure different users with different password and session parameters.
The Users Configuration tab is used to create new, unique users that can connect to the Hotspot.
A Session Template is a set of rules that can be prescribed to a Hotspot user. A default template named unlimited is present in the router, but it has no configured restrictions. You can edit the default template or you can create a custom template and configure it.
The Advertisement Authentication mode doesn’t use any kind of actual authentication. Instead when a user connects to the Hotspot he first gets redirected to a specified advertisement page. After that the user is free to use the Hotspot.
MAC auth Authentication mode authenticates users by their MAC address. A list of accepted or unaccepted MAC addresses can be configured in the router’s WebUI’s Wireless section under Interface Configuration->MAC Filter
With SMS OTP Authentication mode connecting users are prompted to enter their phone number. After that, the router sends and SMS message containing a code to the specified number. Users then authenticate themselves to the Hotspot using this code.
You can configure a list of addresses that users connected to the Hotspot will be able to reach without any authentication. By default this list is empty. Click the Add button to add a new address.
The Restricted Internet Access page provides you with the possibility to restrict internet access on Hotspot on specified hours. Blue squares represent restricted access, white squares – allowed access. Bellow is an example of a configuration that restricts internet access outside of working hours.
The Hotspot Logging section is used to periodically send Hotspot information to an FTP server.
Here you can configure your timing settings for the log upload via FTP feature.
WiFi and SMS OTP logs show information about connections to your WiFi Hotspot. FTP logging has to be enabled.
This section is used to define how your Hotspot’s Landing Page will look like.
This is a template based on the default landing page. You can edit its HTML code to make it look however you want!
This section is used to configure your Radius Server for use with Internal radius Authentication mode
A Session Template is a set of rules that can be prescribed to a Hotspot user. A default template named unlimited is present in the router, but it has no configured restriction. You can edit the default template or you can create a custom template and configure it.
The Statistics page shows statistics about connections to the hotspot.
With the help of the Manage page you manage the users that are connected to your Hotspot. To reach the Manage window, go to Services->Hotspot. The Manage button will be located next to your Hotspot instance.
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