The Hotspot Menu. The Hotspot Menu. Hotspot
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It’s only necessary to uplink the “main” access point to the GD Blue interface. You can connect additional access points to the main one to expand the wireless coverage using technologies like WDS or meshing (or even hard-wired).
In the GD eSeries appliance, the BLUE zone is dedicated to the wireless devices, therefore the hotspot does not work if the BLUE zone is disabled.
The connections from the BLUE zone to the RED zone (uplink, i.e., the Internet) are managed by the outgoing firewall, hence to selectively allow access to the Internet the appropriate rules will have to be defined there.
Upon entering the Hotspot, a page will open that contains three items in the left-hand side sub-menu, an Enable hotspot switch, and the first configuration option: The operating role of the hotspot.
Hotspot Settings is the starting hotspot’s page, e.g., the you are currently in, and allows to choose the modality of the hotspot.
Administration Interface is the main part of the hotspot, where all the administrative tasks can be accomplished.
Hotspot User allows the management of hotspot super users (for administrative tasks).
The first thing you need to do is to create the tickets that will manually be associated to users or selected by them during registration. These can be time-based or usage-based (bandwidth) and you can have as many or as few as you need. From the hotspot administration interface, select Tickets > Rates > Add Rate and you will be presented with a ticket creation form.
Fromthe GD eSeries UI accesstheHotspotmenuselecttheAdministration Interface, and thenselectAdd MAC-basedAccount, associatethe new accountwiththeGeneric ticket created.