Configuring hotspot settings

Step 1 - Creating Hotspots in Network

a. Login with Customer credentials in WIOS

b. Navigate to Network Management>>Networks


Once the network is added, go back to the List Network page and locate the network that you have recently added.

Then, click on the edit button for the given network.

At the bottom of the page, you will find the Enable hotspot option.

Check this option to enable hotspot for this network. The hotspot settings appear below the form.

All Network configurations will apply on connected devices under selected Hotspot Network.



Fields and Buttons


Network Name Enter the name of your network/hotspot

Device Type

Select the device type of your hotspot gateway or controller


Select the type of venue


Displays the address of the network. You need to use the map to locate your address on the map. If you know the address, type the address in the search box on the map and click on search button. The map will display the marker for the address. If you unable to find the exact address, drag the map so the marker is pointing to correct location on the map.


The country where the hotspot is located.


The latitude of the network location


The longitude of the network location


Enable hotspot

Check this option if you want to enable hotspot service for this network.


Enable autologin for this location. Autologin helps end users connect to hotspot automatically without having to login each time. The MAC address of the device is used to identify the device on the network and system automatically validates the MAC address of the device and authenticates it. Please note that you need to enable Mac Authentication feature in the UniBox settings.

Validity Period

The time period for autologin to remain active. After the given period, the autologin entry is deleted and user will have to relogin.

Auto MAC Capture

Instructs the system to capture the user's MAC address automatically during first login. This option will ensure that user will remain online even if he has disconnected on the network for some time.


Auto generated NAS ID for the gateway. This NAS Id should be added to the gateway so it can authenticate with the system. You need to copy the NAD ID and enter it in the gateway settings.


Shared secret between gateway and RADIUS server. You need to add the secret to the gateway. The secret is used to encrypt the communication between gateway and RADIUS server. You need to copy the shared secret and enter it in the RADIUS settings of the gateway.

IP Address

Enter the Public IP address of the gateway if you know it. Otherwise use the default one.


Select the plan based on your requirements. The plan will restrict the number of concurrent devices allowed on the network.

Interim Interval

Enter the interim interval for the accounting packets in seconds. Sometime this setting needs to be done on the gateway.

Once the hotspot is enabled, WiOS will be ready to start accepting AAA requests from the gateway/controller. When the hotspot is added, WiOS will automatically add a default captive portal for the hotspot. You may go an edit the captive portal and customize it as per your requirements.

Step 2 - Creating SSID Hotspot with Authentication

2.1 Go to Network Management > Profiles WLAN Profiles

2.2 Select  WLAN Profile and click on view SSID

2.3 Click on Add Button to Add SSID 




Fields and Buttons


WLAN Profile Select WLAN Profile
SSID Name Enter the name for the SSID
Security Select security like open/WPA/WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK-802.1x
WPA/WPA2-PSK Key Enter the WPA/WPA2-PSK key
Enable Hotspot Enable the Hotspot mode


Click Submit button to save the changes.

3.Once the SSID created ,The hotspot is available after a few seconds in wifi Network


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