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RUTX11 Hotspot

Summary #

Hotspot is a service that provides authentication, authorization and accounting for a network.

RUTX11 devices are able to create Hotspot on either Wireless or LAN interface.

Wireless Hotspots are essentially Wireless Access Points – they provide network and/or internet access to other WiFi 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 RUTX11 routers. In Services > Hotspot > General tab first choose interface on which you want Hotspot to operate, press Add and after new hotspot instance appears click on  to start configuration.

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General Settings #

The General Settings window is where most of the Hotspot configurations take place. This section will be divided into sub-sections because configuration for Local authentication and with Radius Server are almost identical, just when Radius is chosen extra tab appears.

General #

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Field NameValueDescription
Enableoff | on; default: onToggles WiFi Hotspot instance ON or OFF.
Hotspot NetworkIP; default: 192.168.2.0/24Defines IP and subnet of Hotspot Network.
IP Adressip; default: 192.168.2.254Defines the IP address of your Hotspot router in network.
Authentication modeRadius | Local user | SMS OTP | MAC auth ; default: Local usersAuthentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot.
Allow signupoff | on; default: offAllows users to sign up to hotspot via landing page.
Landing PageInternal | External; default: InternalIf external Landing Page is chosen, new section, to enter website address, will appear, e.g. http://www.example.com
UAM Portinteger; default: 3990Port to bind for authenticating clients.
UAM Secretstring; default: noneShared secret between uamserver and hotspot.
Success pageSuccess Page | Original URL | Custom; default: Success pageLocation to return to after successful authentication.

Advanced #

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Additional interfacesAvailable interfaces; default: noneShows additional interfaces that can be attached to hotspot instance.
Logout addressip; default: 1.0.0.0An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session.
ProtocolHTTP | HTTPS; default: HTTPProtocol to be used for landing page.
Enable TOSoff | on; default: offEnables Terms of Service (ToS) requirement. Cient device will be able to access the Internet only after agreeing ToS.
Trial accessoff | on; default: offEnables trial internet access for a specific group.
Trial access: GroupUser group; default: defaultGroup of trial users.
HTTPS to landing page redirectoff | on; default: offRedirect initial pre-landing page HTTPS requests to hotspot landing page.
DNS server 1ip; default: 8.8.8.8Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot.
DNS server 2ip; default: 8.8.4.4Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot.

Radius #

Radius authentication mode uses an external Radius servers, to which you have to provide an address to, instead of using the router’s Local Authentication. If you are using Local authentication, you can skip straight to Walled Garden.

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RADIUS server #1ip; default: noneThe IP address of the RADIUS server #1 that is to be used for Authenticating your wireless clients.
RADIUS server #2ip; default: noneThe IP address of the RADIUS server #2 that is to be used for Authenticating your wireless clients.
Authentication portinteger [0..65535]; default: 1812RADIUS server authentication port.
Accounting portinteger [0..65535]; default: 1813RADIUS server accounting port.
NAS identifierstring; default: noneNAS-Identifier is one of the basic RADIUS attributes.
Radius secret keystring; default: noneThe secret key is a password used for authentication with the RADIUS server.
Swap octetsoff | on; default: offSwaps the meaning of input octets and output as it relates to RADIUS attributes.
Location namestring; default: noneCustom location name for your Hotspot.
Location IDstring; default: noneCustom location ID for your Hotspot.

Walled Garden #

You can add a list of addresses that users connected to the Hotspot will be able to reach without any authentication. By default this list is empty. Simply write addresses in to Address List.

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User Scripts #

In this tab you can add Scripts that will be executed after a session is authorized in Session up section, after session has moved from authorized state to unauthorized in Session down section and after a new user has been signed up in User signup section.

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Local Users #

The Users Configuration tab is used to create new, unique users that can connect to the Hotspot.

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Field NameValueDescription
Namestring; default: noneA custom user name used to authenticate clients connecting to the Hotspot.
Passwordstring; default: noneA custom password for the specified user name.
Groupstring; default: defaultAfter adding user select group that it will be assigned to. Group describes connection speeds anddowload/upload limits. The default group settings have no restrictions. More on User Groups in thenext section.

User Groups #

User Groups lets set different connection limits for different users. Group default is already created and does not have any limitations set. To create new group simply enter the name and press Add.

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After adding a group it will not have any limits set, so press edit . In following window you will be able to configure yours User Group.

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Field NameValueDescription
Idle timeoutinteger; default: noneA timeout in seconds after which idle users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. (0 means unlimited)
Time limitinteger; default: noneDisables hotspot user after time limit in sec is reached. (0, meaning unlimited)
Download bandwidthinteger; default: noneMaximum download bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s.
Upload bandwidthinteger; default: noneMaximum upload bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s.
Download limitinteger; default: noneA received data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Download limit is specified in MB.
Upload limitinteger; default: noneA sent data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Upload limit is specified in MB.
PeriodMonth | Week | Day; default: MonthThe beginning of the period during which the restriction specified in this section will apply. After the period is over, all specified limits are reset.
Start dayinteger [1..31] | Monday..Sunday | integer [1..24]; default: 1Choices changes depending on what Period was chosen. Specifies which day of the month, week or hour of the day the limits will be reset.
Expiration timeinteger; default: 0Expiration time in sec (0 means unlimited). Only for dynamically created users.

Landing Page #

This section is used to define how your Hotspot’s Landing Page will look like.

General Settings #

General Settings section lets you choose authentication protocol that will be used in Landing Page.

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Themes #

The Themes section shows all available landing page themes and allows you to edit them.

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Images #

The Images section allows you to upload custom images to different objects.

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Style settings #

Pressing edit button  next to style settings lets you edit how your landing page will look visually using CSS syntax.

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View settings #

In view settings you can access and modify default templates for various parts of landing page and edit their HTML code.

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User management #

The User management section allows you to manage currently logged in users.

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