Add a hotspot

  1. Go to Wireless > Hotspots and click Add.
  2. Type a name.
  3. In Interfaces, click Add new item and select the interfaces for the hotspot.
  4. Select policies as required.
    OptionDescription
    Application filter policy Control access to applications using the selected policy.
    Web policy Control access to web content using the selected policy.
    IPS policy Protect your network from attacks using the selected policy.
    Traffic shaping policy Control traffic using the selected policy.
  5. Specify settings.
    OptionDescription
    Redirect to HTTPS Redirect traffic over HTTPS using the default IP address or the specified hostname.
  6. Select the hotspot type.
    OptionDescription
    Terms of use acceptance Allow users to access the internet after accepting the terms of use.

    You can define the session validity period. After expiration, users must accept the terms again.

    Type the terms of use in the field provided.

    Password of the day Allow users to access the internet using a generated password.

    The password is valid until a new password is generated according to the selected creation time. After a new password is generated, current sessions will be terminated and users must sign in using the new password.

    Users can find the password in the user portal. You also have the option of sending the password to the specified email addresses.

    When you synchronize the password with the PSK of the wireless networks of the selected interfaces, all corresponding access points will be reconfigured and restarted.

    Specify administrative users who can change the password.

    You can also require users to accept the terms of use. Type the terms of use in the field provided.

    Voucher Allow users to access the internet using the specified voucher definitions.

    Users obtain vouchers through the user portal.

    Specify the number of devices that can connect using a single voucher.

    Specify administrative users who can create vouchers.

    You can also require users to accept the terms of use. Type the terms of use in the field provided.

  7. Specify settings.
    OptionDescription
    Redirect to URL after login Redirect users to the specified page (for example, your company page) after logging on.
  8. If you want to provide a custom sign-in page or voucher, click the Enable customization on/off switch and specify a customization type.
    • Choose Full and upload a sign-in page template and stylesheet.
    • Choose Basic and specify settings. Basic customizations let you choose a logo and specify custom text to be displayed to users.
    OptionDescription
    Logo Image file to display on the sign-in page. Supported image file types are jpg, jpeg, png and gif. A maximum image width of 300 px and height of 100 px is recommended.
    Scale logo to recommended size Scale the logo to the recommended size if it exceeds the recommended size.
    Title Main (banner) heading on the sign-in page.
    Custom text Additional text to display on the sign-in page, for example, the network SSID. Simple HTML markup and hyperlinks are allowed.
    Voucher template Upload a voucher template.
    Note A corresponding firewall rule is automatically created. Review the rule position in the firewall rule list. Automatically created firewall rules, such as those for email MTA, IPsec connections, and hotspots, are placed at the top of the firewall rule list and are evaluated first. When matching criteria overlap for the new and existing rules, policies and actions of the new rule apply, leading to unplanned outcomes, such as failure in mail delivery or tunnels not being established.
  9. Click Save.