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A hotspot is a network node that provides internet connectivity using a Wi-Fi device such as a wireless router. Hotspots are typically used to provide guest access in public areas. When you add an interface to a hotspot, the associated access points act as hotspots. Hotspots support a full suite of protection features and authentication methods.

When you add a hotspot, the firewall creates a corresponding firewall rule. Using this rule, you can enforce policies and scan traffic.


In some locations, public hotspots are subject to content and usage restrictions. You may also be required to register your hotspot. Before you set up a hotspot, check the applicable legislation.

You can redirect users to a captive portal or sign-in page where users must accept terms of usage or authenticate themselves using a generated password or voucher. After sign-in, you can redirect users to a specific URL, for example, your company page.

General settings

Redirect to HTTPS

Redirect traffic over HTTPS using the default IP address or the specified hostname.

Redirect to URL after login

Redirect users to the specified page (for example, your company page) after logging on.


Users are redirected after the default 60 seconds. You can lower it up to seven seconds. See Reduce the URL redirection time.

Enable customization

Provide a custom sign-in page or voucher.

More resources

Deploy a hotspot with a custom sign-in page