The hotspot shipped with the Endian UTM Appliance is a highly flexible and customisable solution to provide secure and reliable wireless connection as well as for wired LAN connections. The key features implemented in the hotspot include:
New in version 2.5-20130516: SmartLogin functionality and cyclic tickets.
In the Endian UTM Appliance, the BLUE zone is dedicated to the wireless devices, therefore the hotspot does not work if the BLUE zone is disabled. The connections from the BLUE zone to the RED one (uplink, i.e., the Internet) are governed by the outgoing firewall, hence to selectively allow access to the Internet, appropriate rules shall be defined there.
Upon entering the Hotspot, a page will open that contains three items in the left-hand side sub-menu, an Enable hotspot switch, and the first configuration option: The operating role of the hotspot.
The left-hand side menu items give access to various configuration and management options for the Hotspot Settings, Administration Interface, and Hotspot User respectively:
Moreover, Client Access to the Hotspot is a guide that drives clients through the process of accessing the hotspot and then to connect to the Internet.
On the website help.endian.com, there are some tutorials available, that should prove useful to the administrator’s needs: