Adding a new network

Add New Network:

  1. Open a web browser and type and press Enter. Welcome screen of WiOS Cloud appears.

  2. To create new Auth Group click on Network Management>>Profiles>>Auth Profilesmceclip5.png
  3. Click on the + sign in the top right corner tab. The new Auth Group page appears as below


4. After creating New Auth Group, one default Hotspot Auth profile is created with the same name as       Auth Group.Click on View Profiles icon to see the default Auth profile. You cannot delete this default profile.



5. Admin can add multiple Auth Profiles under single Auth Group. Click on + sign in the top right corner.

    A popup window will appear like below. Admin can view, Edit and Delete this profile.


6. Click the Venues link under Network Management section.mceclip0.png

7. Click on the + sign in the top right corner tab. The New Venues page appears.



Fields and Buttons


Venue Name

Enter the name of your venue/location

Authentication Gateway

Select the device type (UniBox) of your hotspot gateway or controller

Auth Group

Select the Auth group for venue


Select the type of site/location


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


Click Submit button to save the changes.

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

8. Click on Configure icon from the toolbar of Venue name. The network is created with name as         "Venue Name-Auth Group Name"


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.


Fields & Buttons


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.

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.

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