EnGenius devices (Captive Portal ready) and Cloud4Wi

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Purpose

This guide shows how to configure an EnGenius access point, in order to use each Access Point as Hotspot.

Prerequisites

In order to correctly integrate an EnGenius access point, it is necessary that:

  • The device is connected to the Internet
  • WAN and LAN interfaces are correctly configured
  • You have the package labelled "Captive Portal Ready", pre-configured for Cloud4Wi

Configuring the device

The device is the package labelled "Captive Portal Ready" is already configured for the usage in Cloud4Wi and no additional steps are required.
The only manual step to perform, if needed, is configuring the walled garden, that is the list of web sites that can be visited by end-users in pre-authentication mode.

Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is the list of web sites that can be visited by end-users in pre-authentication mode. You should include websites dealing with the purpose of your Venue, or related to particular Cloud4Wi features that you wish to use (for example: Social Log in or online payments).
In order to configure the walled garden it is necessary to enter the System > Hotspot Configuration page and then insert a whitespace-separated list of domains enclosed by quotation mark characters (" ") in the row where "HS_UAMALLOW" and "HS_UAMDOMAINS" attributes are.
Then you have to click Submit and reboot the device in menu System > Reboot.

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Entering the device to the Control Panel

In order to integrate the controller with the Solution, it is necessary to enter its details into the Control Panel.
To get further information on how to do that, please see How to add a Hotspot: it is necessary to select "EnGenius" as Router Type and enter the MAC address of your device.

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