Wi-Next devices and Cloud4Wi



This guide shows how to configure a Wi-Next Access Point, in order to use it as a HotSpot.

Please note that the images contained in this article may contain outdated configuration data. Therefore, please check the data contained in the article "Parameters for the Solution" at the bottom of the page, as they are certainly up to date.


This article applies to all Naavigo series Access Points.

The configuration procedure has been performed and tested for the firmware version: NWSHSF-DEV-06779ce0.
Anyway we recommend you to update the device to the last firmware version.

In order to correctly integrate a Wi-Next Access Point with the Solution, it is necessary that:

  • Connect the device to the Internet
  • WAN and LAN interfaces are correctly configured

Secondly, you must configure at least one Wireless interface, with no encryption. The HotSpot settings will be applied to this interface.

Accessing the AP

Please allow access to the device through the web interface.

HotSpot configuration

In order to set up the HotSpot, it is necessary to access the Services > Hotspot page in the web interface. The configuration must be performed as follows:

Please note that:

  • In the Wireless LAN field it is necessary to specify the Wireless LAN that acts as a HotSpot.
  • The NAS ID parameter set in the device must be unique for all the HotSpots belonging to your network. Otherwise the HotSpot will be not correctly integrated with the Solution.
  • The Location field is not significant, and can be left as "Wi-Next".
  • The UAM Secret field must be left empty.

In order to configure the Walled Garden, please check the following articles:

Allowing free access to the CDN

As explained in the article Improving the performance of Control Panel and Splash Portal by enabling the CDN, it is necessary to add some IP addresses to the Walled Garden in order to support the access to the CDN.
The domains to add for this purpose are:

  • c4wstatic.cloud4wi.com
  • c4wstaticjs.cloud4wi.com

Retrieving the identifier for the Control Panel

In order to integrate the Access Point with the Solution, you must enter its details into the Control Panel.
To get further information on how to do that, please see How to add a HotSpot. Secondly, in the Control Panel, a field called Identifier will be required by the web interface. For Wi-Next products, as said before, it corresponds to the NAS ID value that has been configured in Services > Hotspot page.

Please note that this value must be unique for all the devices entered in the Control Panel. Otherwise the Hotspot will not be correctly integrated with the Solution.

Parameters for the Solution

The parameters indicated above for the Services > Hotspot page are mandatory for the proper functioning. The necessary parameters to integrate the device with the Solution are the following:

RADIUS 1 - Host:
RADIUS 2 - Host:
Authentication port: 1812
Accounting port: 1813
RADIUS secret: (it will be communicated by Cloud4Wi)
URL Home Page: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com
URL Login Page: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com
UAM secret: (empty)

Please note that it is necessary to enter the Splash Portal URL exactly as it is written above.
If you enter the Splash Portal URL in different formats (e.g. https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/c4wportal/mysplashportal), then the redirection to the Splash Portal will fail and the end-user will not be able to see the Splash Portal.

If these parameters change in the future, we will promptly inform you about new values.

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