Configuring Valuepoint gateways

Purpose of this document

  • This document should be used in conjunction with Valuepoint user guide for configuring your Valuepoint gateways in WiFiLAN. Please refer to WiFiLAN administrator guide and Valuepoint user guide for detail information.
  • It is assumed that the user has basic knowledge of networking including configuring subnet mask, RADIUS setting, default gateway and DNS configuration.
  • In order to configure Valuepoint you will need a static IP address, Subnet mask, default gateway and DNS information given to you by your Internet Service Provider. Please keep this information handy while setting up your gateway.
  • Configuring WiFiLan you will need the WAN public IP address, AP MAC address, RADIUS secret, serial number and public IP address of your VALUEPOINT gateway.
  • You need an active WiFiLan account. Please contact Wifi-soft sales to create your WiFiLan account.

 

WiFiLAN Setup

Add Hotspot:

  1. Open a web browser and type http://w1.wifi-soft.net/wifilan/ and press Enter. Welcome screen of WiFiLan appears.
  2. Click the Hotspot link under Authentication section.
  3. Click the Add New Hotspot tab. The New Hotspot page appears.

Fields and Buttons

Description

Hotspot Plan

Select the plan for the hotspot based on number of concurrent users.

Hotspot Name

Enter the name of the hotspot in the Hotspot Name field.

Address

Enter the address of the location in the Address field.

City

Enter the name of the city of the location in the City field.

State

Select the name of the state from the State drop down list.

Zip Code

Enter the zip code of the location in the Zip Code field.

Latitude

Enter the Latitude of the location in the Latitude field.

Longitude

Enter the Longitude of the location in the Longitude field.

Type

Select the type of location from the Type drop down menu.

Is Paid

Click Is Paid check box if the location is charged.

Auto MAC Register

Select Auto MAC Register check box to enable the auto login feature in WiFiLan.

Submit

Click Submit button to save the changes.


Then, enter the details of the gateway

Fields & Buttons

Description

Device Type

Select Valuepoint from the Device Type drop down menu.

Public IP Address

Enter Public IP Address of the gateway in the IP Address field.

Secret

Enter the RADIUS secret configured in the gateway in the Secret field.

NAS ID

Enter an Unique NAS Identifier for the device in the NAS ID field.

MAC Address

Enter the MAC address of the WAN port in the MAC Address field.

Description

Enter a short description for the device

Once the hotspot is added, WiFiLAN will be ready to start accepting AAA requests from the gateway/controller. When the hotspot is added, WiFiLAN will automatically add a user group for that hotspot. The space in the hotspot name is replaced with underscore for the user group name.

Now you will need to design a captive portal for your hotspot and generate a URL that can be configured in the gateway/controller's settings.

Please refer to the captive portal design guide for steps to design your custom captive portal.

 

Valuepoint Setup

To setup Valuepoint

  1. Open web browser, and enter Valuepoint web address in the address bar, and press Enter.
  2. Enter Username, and Password.
  3. Enter the captcha in the given field.
  4. Click Login. Valuepoint welcome appears.
  5. Click Customization link (in the left pane).

Fields & Buttons

Description

Login User Text

Enter username in the Login User Text fied.

Login Password Text

Enter password in the Login Password Text field.

Portal Page URL

Enter the portal page URL of wifi-soft in the Portal Page URL field.

Include Subscriber Information in redirect

Select Include Subscriber Information in redirect check box to include subscriber information.

Internal Portal

Select Internal Portal radio button to select the internal portal page.

Click Security link (in the left pane)

Select Radius Server radio button.

Fields & Buttons

Description

Primary RADIUS Server

Server IP address

Enter server IP address as 166.78.136.12 in the Server IP address field.

Authentication Port

Enter authentication port number 1812 in Authentication Port field.

Accounting Port

Enter accounting port number 1813 in Accounting Port field.

Shared Secret

Enter shared secret in the Shared Secret field. Shared secret should match the secret in WiFiLan.

Secondary RADIUS Server

Server IP address

Enter server IP address as 74.208.78.152 in the Server IP address field.

Authentication Port

Enter authentication port number 1812 in Authentication Port field.

Accounting Port

Enter accounting port number 1813 in Accounting Port field.

Shared Secret

Enter shared secret in the Shared Secret field. Shared secret should match the secret in WiFiLan.

Setup Wallgarden URL

Under URL (Wall Garden) table

  1. Enter wifi-soft.com in the URL link field. Enter Wifisoft under Prompt.
  2. Enter wifi-soft.com in the URL link field. Enter Wifilan under Prompt.
  3. Enter wifi-soft.com in the URL link field. Enter webportal under Prompt.
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