BEAM iSERIES WebUI - Hotspot




Summary

Wireless Hotspots are essentially Wireless Access Points - they provide network and/or internet access to other Wi-Fi devices. The difference is that Hotspots are a lot more versatile when it comes to managing, monitoring and authenticating the wireless network's users. For example, while Wireless APs can be password protected, with Hotspots you can configure different users with different names, passwords, even data limits and data speeds and more. This chapter is an overview of the Wireless Hotspot function in BEAM iSERIES routers.

General

The General tab is where most of the Hotspot configurations take place. This section will be divided into six sub-sections - one for each Authentication mode, since the chosen Authentication mode will define how the Hotspot will be configured in general.

External Radius

External Radius authentication mode uses an external Radius server, to which you have to provide an address to, instead of using the router's internal Radius server.

 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP  ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24  Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Logout address  host | ip; Default: 1.1.1.1  An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session
 Authentication mode  External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius  Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Authentication protocol  PAP | CHAP; Default: PAP  Authentication protocol used to authenticate new connections on the Hotspot
 Terms of service  yes | no; Default: no  If enabled, users have to agree to the Terms of service before logging in. Custom Terms of service can be defined in the Landing Page section
 RADIUS server #1 | RADIUS server #2  ip; Default: " "  The IP address of the RADIUS server that is to be used for Authenticating your wireless clients
 Authentication port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 1812  RADIUS server authentication port
 Accounting port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 1813  RADIUS server accounting port
 Radius secret key  string; Default: " "  The secret key is a password used for authentication with the RADIUS server
 UAM port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 4990  Port to bind for authenticating clients
 UAM UI port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 4990  UAM User Interface port
 UAM secret  string; Default: " "  Shared secret between the UAM server and the Hotspot
 NAS identifier  string; Default: " "  NAS-Identifier is one of the basic RADIUS attributes
 Swap octets  yes | no; Default: no  Swaps the meaning of input octets and output as it relates to RADIUS attributes
 Location name  string; Default: " "  Custom location name for your Hotspot
 External landing page  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of an external landing page
 Protocol  HTTP | HTTPS; Default: HTTP  Connection protocol of your Hotspot
 HTTPS redirect  yes | no; Default: no  Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " "  SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " "  SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2   ip; Default: " "  Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

Internal Radius

Internal Radius is Authentication mode that uses the router's internal RADIUS server for authentication. Teltonika routers' RADIUS server has RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting and RFC 2869 RADIUS Extensions implemented


 Field Name  Value  Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP  ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24  Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Logout address  host | ip; Default: 1.1.1.1  An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session
 Authentication mode  External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius  Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Terms of service  yes | no; Default: no  If enabled, users have to agree to the Terms of service before logging in. Custom Terms of service can be defined in the Landing Page section
 External landing page  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of an external landing page
 Protocol  HTTP | HTTPS; Default: HTTP  Connection protocol of your Hotspot
 HTTPS redirect  yes | no; Default: no  Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " "  SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " "  SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2  ip; Default: " "  Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

Without Radius

Without Radius Authentication doesn't use a Radius server to authenticate users connecting to the Hotspot, instead it gives you the possibility to configure different users with different password and session parameters.


 Field Name  Value  Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP  ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24  Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Logout address  host | ip; Default: 1.1.1.1  An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session
 Authentication mode  External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius  Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Terms of service  yes | no; Default: no  If enabled, users have to agree to the Terms of service before logging in. Custom Terms of service can be defined in the Landing Page section
 External landing page  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of an external landing page
 Protocol  HTTP | HTTPS; Default: HTTP  Connection protocol of your Hotspot
 HTTPS redirect   yes | no; Default: no  Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " "  SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " "  SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2   ip; Default: " "  Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

Users Configuration

The Users Configuration tab is used to create new, unique users that can connect to the Hotspot.


 Field Name  Value  Description
 Username  string; Default: " "  A custom username used to authenticate clients connecting to the Hotspot
 Password  string; Default: " "  A custom password for the specified user name
 Session Template  string; Default: unlimited  Session templates define session settings for different users. The unlimited Session Template is a default template with no restrictions. More on Session Template in the next section

Session Templates

A Session Template is a set of rules that can be prescribed to a Hotspot user. A default template named unlimited is present in the router, but it has no configured restrictions. You can edit the default template or you can create a custom template and configure it.


 Field Name  Value  Description
 Idle timeout  integer; Default: " "  A timeout in seconds after which idle users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. 0 means unlimited
 Session timeout  integer; Default: " "  A timeout in seconds after users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. The timeout countdown begins when a user is authenticated to the Hotspot and, after an amount of time specified in this field, the user gets disconnected from the Hotspot. 0 means unlimited
 Download bandwidth  integer; Default: " "  Maximum download bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s
 Upload bandwidth  integer; Default: " "  Maximum upload bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s
 Download limit  integer; Default: " "  A received data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Download limit is specified in MB
 Upload limit  integer; Default: " "  A sent data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Upload limit is specified in MB
 Period  Month | Week | Day; Default: Month  The beginning of the period during which the restriction specified in this section will apply. After the period is over, all specified limits are reset
 Start day | Start hour  integer [1..31] | Monday..Sunday | integer [1..24]; Default: day 1  Specifies which day of the month, week or hour of the day the limits will be reset

Advertisement

The Advertisement Authentication mode doesn't use any kind of actual authentication. Instead when a user connects to the Hotspot he first gets redirected to a specified advertisement page. After that the user is free to use the Hotspot.


 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Configuration profile Custom | Cloud4wi | Hotspotsystem; Default: Custom  If not set to Custom, Configuration profile selections will automatically fill all the fields in accordance with the chosen profile. It also automatically adds an exception for the chosen service in the Walled Garden section. Used only with External radius Authentication mode.
 Enable yes | no; Default: no Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24 Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Authentication mode External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Advertisement address  host | ip; Default: " " The address of the advertisement page that newly connected users will be redirected to
 HTTPS redirect  yes | no; Default: no Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " " SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " " SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no  Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2  ip; Default: " " Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

MAC auth

MAC auth Authentication mode authenticates users by their MAC address. A list of accepted or unaccepted MAC addresses can be configured in the router's WebUI's Wireless section under Interface Configuration->MAC Filter


 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Configuration profile  Custom | Cloud4wi | Hotspotsystem; Default: Custom If not set to Custom, Configuration profile selections will automatically fill all the fields in accordance with the chosen profile. It also automatically adds an exception for the chosen service in the Walled Garden section. Used only with External radius Authentication mode.
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP  ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24 Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Logout address
 host | ip; Default: 1.1.1.1 An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session
 Authentication mode External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Terms of service
 yes | no; Default: no If enabled, users have to agree to the Terms of service before logging in. Custom Terms of service can be defined in the Landing Page section
 Password protection  yes | no; Default: no Enables Hotspot password protection
 Password
 string; Default: " " A password used to authenticate connecting clients to the Hotspot
 Website access link  Link | Auto redirect | Custom address; Default: no Requested website access mode
 Protocol  HTTP | HTTPS; Default: HTTP Connection protocol of your Hotspot
 HTTPS redirect  yes | no; Default: no Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " " SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " " SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2  ip; Default: " " Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

SMS OTP

With SMS OTP Authentication mode connecting users are prompted to enter their phone number. After that, the router sends and SMS message containing a code to the specified number. Users then authenticate themselves to the Hotspot using this code.


 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Configuration profile  Custom | Cloud4wi | Hotspotsystem; Default: Custom If not set to Custom, Configuration profile selections will automatically fill all the fields in accordance with the chosen profile. It also automatically adds an exception for the chosen service in the Walled Garden section. Used only with External radius Authentication mode.
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no Toggles Wi-Fi Hotspot ON or OFF
 AP IP  ip; Default: 192.168.2.254/24 Access Point IP address defines the IP address of your Hotspot's network
 Authentication mode External radius | Internal radius | Without radius | Advertisement | MAC auth | SMS OTP; Default: Without radius Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot
 Protocol  HTTP | HTTPS; Default: HTTP Connection protocol of your Hotspot
 HTTPS redirect  yes | no; Default: no Redirects HTTP pages to landing page
 SSL key file  .key file; Default: " " SSL key file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 SSL certificate file  .crt file; Default: " " SSL certificate file used for authentication. This field becomes visible only if HTTPS redirect is enabled
 Use custom DNS  yes | no; Default: no Enables the use of custom DNS servers instead of your regular DNS
 DNS server 1 | DNS server 2  ip; Default: " " Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot. These fields become visible only if Use custom DNS is enabled

Walled Garden

You can configure a list of addresses that users connected to the Hotspot will be able to reach without any authentication. By default this list is empty. Click the Add button to add a new address.

 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Enable yes | no; Default: no Enables or disables an entry of the list
 Address host | ip; Default: " " An address that users connected to the Hotspot can reach without authentication
 Port integer [0..65535]; Default: " " Specifies the port through which the user can connect to the provided address. This field becomes visible only if Allow subdomains is disabled
 Allow subdomains yes | no; Default: no If checked, users can connect to the specified address and all of its subdomains


Restricted Internet Access

The Restricted Internet Access page provides you with the possibility to restrict internet access on Hotspot on specified hours. Blue squares represent restricted access, white squares - allowed access. Bellow is an example of a configuration that restricts internet access outside of working hours.


Logging

The Hotspot Logging section is used to periodically send Hotspot information to an FTP server.


 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles logging to FTP ON or OFF
 Server address  host | ip; Default: your.ftp.server  FTP server address.
 Username  string; Default: username  User name used for authentication when logging into an FTP server
 Password  string; Default: " "  Password used for authentication when logging into an FTP server
 Port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 21  FTP server port
 File name extras  No extra information | MAC address | Serial number | Custom string; Default: No extra information  Extra information to be added to the log filename

FTP Upload Settings

Here you can configure your timing settings for the log upload via FTP feature.


 Field Name
Value
Description
 Mode  Fixed | Interval; Default: Fixed  The scheduling mode to be used for uploading to FTP server
 Hours | Minutes | Days  time; Default: 8 hours 15 minutes  Time interval when the uploads will take place

Wifi Log/SMS OTP Log

WiFi and SMS OTP logs show information about connections to your WiFi Hotspot. FTP logging has to be enabled.

Landing Page

This section is used to define how your Hotspot's Landing Page will look like.


Template

This is a template based on the default landing page. You can edit its HTML code to make it look however you want!


Radius Server

This section is used to configure your Radius Server for use with Internal radius Authentication mode


 Field Name
Value
Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Radius Server ON or OFF
 Remote access  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles remote access to the Radius Server ON or OFF.
 Authentication port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 1812  Radius server authentication port
 Accounting port  integer [0..65535]; Default: 1813  Radius server accounting port

Session Settings

A Session Template is a set of rules that can be prescribed to a Hotspot user. A default template named unlimited is present in the router, but it has no configured restriction. You can edit the default template or you can create a custom template and configure it.


 Field Name  Value  Description
 Idle timeout  integer; Default: " "  A timeout in seconds after which idle users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. 0 means unlimited
 Session timeout  integer; Default: " "  A timeout in seconds after users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. The timeout countdown begins when a user is authenticated to the Hotspot and, after an amount of time specified in this field, the user gets disconnected from the Hotspot. 0 means unlimited
 Download bandwidth  integer; Default: " "  Maximum download bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s
 Upload bandwidth  integer; Default: " "  Maximum upload bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Kbit/s or Mbit/s
 Download limit  integer; Default: " "  A received data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Download limit is specified in MB
 Upload limit  integer; Default: " "  A sent data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Upload limit is specified in MB
 Period  Month | Week | Day; Default: Month  The beginning of the period during which the restriction specified in this section will apply. After the period is over, all specified limits are reset
 Start day | Start hour  integer [1..31] | Monday..Sunday | integer [1..24]; Default: day 1  Specifies which day of the month, week or hour of the day the limits will be reset

Users Configuration Settings

The Users Configuration tab is used to create new, unique users that can connect to the Hotspot.


 Field Name
 Value Description
 Username  string; Default: " "  A custom user name used to authenticate clients connecting to the Hotspot
 Password  string; Default: " "  A custom password for the specified user name
 Session Template  string; Default: unlimited  Session templates define session settings for different users. The unlimited Session Template is a default template with no restrictions. More on Session Template in the next section

Clients Configuration Settings


 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Enable  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Clients Configuration ON or OFF
 Client name  string; Default: " "  A custom user name used to authenticate clients connecting to the Hotspot
 IP Address
 ip; Default: " "  The IP address of the client
 Netmask  integer [0..32]; Default: " "  The netmask of the client
 Radius shared secret  string; Default: " "  Radius shared secret used for communication between the client/NAS and the radius server


Statistics

The Statistics page shows statistics about connections to the hotspot.


Manage

With the help of the Manage page you manage the users that are connected to your Hotspot. To reach the Manage window, go to Services->Hotspot. The Manage button will be located next to your Hotspot instance.