Add a hotspot
- Go to Wireless > Hotspots and click Add.
- Enter a name.
- In Interfaces, click Add new item and select the interfaces for the hotspot.
Select policies as required.
Option Description 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.
Specify the settings.
Option Description Redirect to HTTPS Redirect traffic over HTTPS using the default IP address or the specified hostname.
Select the hotspot type.
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.
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.
Specify the settings.
Option Description Redirect to URL after login Redirect users to the specified page (for example, your company page) after logging on.
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.
Option Description 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.
A corresponding firewall rule is automatically created. Review the rule position on 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. The policies and actions of the rule at the top will apply, which may lead to unplanned outcomes, such as failure in mail delivery or tunnels not being established, when matching criteria for the new and existing rules overlap.