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The Hotspot Menu

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:

  • Three roles for the hotspot: it can work as a standalone hotspot, in a master-satellite configuration, or relying on an external authentication servers.
  • Three types of users: hotspot administrators (full administration access), account-editors (some user management), and normal users (only Internet navigation).
  • Different types of tickets: time-based vs. data-based, pre-paid vs. post-paid access, cyclic.
  • Three different access portals for users: normal mode, no-JavaScript, and mobile.
  • Customisation of the login background image and of the user interface language.
  • a SmartConnect™ option to allow a user to buy access with credit card
  • Smart Login to avoid identification upon user’s reconnection.
  • Social Network integration.
  • User creation and activation via SMS.
  • Option to allow certain web sites to be accessed even without tickets.

New in version 5.0: External LDAP/AD authentication servers, social networks integration.

New in version 5.0: Instagram and Twitter social logins.

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 to the RED zone can be filtered with appropriate rules in the outgoing firewall

The left-hand side menu items give access to various configuration and management options for the Hotspot Settings, Administration Interface, and Hotspot User respectively:

  • Hotspot Settings is the starting hotspot’s page, in which to choose the modality of the hotspot and the authentication server.
  • Administration Interface is the main part of the hotspot, where all the administrative tasks can be accomplished.
  • Hotspot User allows the management of the hotspot’s superusers.

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.

See also

On Endian portal there is a category dedicated to Hotspot’s how-tos.

Additionally, there are four video tutorials available in the dedicated section of the portal.

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