With simple customisation and configurations, you can effortlessly set up a guest WiFi solution using the LigoWave Infinity Controller for NFT access points.

When we talk about guest wifi, we are reffering to providing network access for network guests. These are users not intended to use the internal network, but instead typically segregated into a seperated network that only allows the guests to access the Internet via a controlled means. How these guest networks are configured amongst different solutions do vary slightly, but the underlying concept is the same.

In this article we demonstrate how to provided different guest exeperiences using the Infinity Cloud Controller.

How to

Step 1: Login to the your LigoWave Controller’s management interface.

Step 2: Navigate to Networks in the side dashboard and press Create Network.

Step 3: Enter the Network name, select your Product series, pick the Guest Access network type and don't forget to select the Parent group. Press create network.

Step 4: Creating a Free Access scenario. Navigate to the Guest Access section in the side dashboard and press the Create portal button:

Step 5: Enter your portal name, enable Free Access, and press Create:

Step 6: After creating the Free Access portal, click on it.

Step 7: In the Free Access tab, you can see the connected clients.

Step 8: Creating the Private Access scenario. Navigate to the Guest Access in the side dashboard, enter your Portal name, enable Private access and press Create.

Step 9: After creating the Private Access portal, click on it.

Step 10: When you are in the Private Access portal section, navigate to the Private Access tab and press Create account

Step 11: Enter the client’s user name and password. Passwords can be generated by pressing the Random button. After filling out all of the required fields, press the Add button:

Step 12: Creating the Voucher scenario. Navigate to Guest Access in the side dashboard and press Create portal.

Step 13: Enter your portal name, enable Vouchers, and press Create.

Step 14: After creating the Vouchers portal, click on it:

Step 15: When you are in the Vouchers portal section, navigate to the Vouchers tab and press Generate vouchers.

Step 16: In this window you can create as many vouchers as you want. To create vouchers, enter the quantity of vouchers you want to create, enter the session duration. In this scenario, the session duration is set to 2 hours and 22 minutes. After filling out the required fields, press the Save button.

Step 17: The controller will generate voucher codes which you can give to your customers. Also, you can export codes to a CSV file by selecting the vouchers and clicking Export selected. In this tab, you can also see the voucher session duration, claimed time, and status if the voucher is available or claimed.

Step 18: You can have multiple access modes enabled in a single portal, if for example you want to offer Private Access accounts for a special client and vouchers for one-off visitors. To recreate the mentioned example, create a new portal, enter the portal name and enable your desired modes.

Step 19: The configuration of this portal is the same as of the other portals mentioned above.

Step 20: Guess Access has a feature called Splash Page. To configure your splash page, navigate to Guest Access in the side dashboard. Enter to one of your created portals. In the portal there is a tab named Splash Page. In there you can modify the page layout, page logo, title, description, terms & conditions, agreements, access, free access, login button or you can use our default Splash Page.

Step 21: To finish configuring Guest Access, navigate to Networks in the side dashboard and press on your created network.

Step 22: Once in the Networks section, navigate to the Wireless tab and select the SSID for which you want to enable Guest Access.

Step 23: When you are in the SSID configuration pop-up window, enter a user friendly SSID and select a security mode: Guest Access and one of the portals that you created before. Click Done.

Step 24: Save changes.

Step 25: Testing Guest Access. Get a device that could connect to your newly-created SSID with guest access enabled.

Step 26: Once you connect to the SSID, your created splash page should appear. Agree to terms & conditions and log in.

Step 27: A pop up message should appear that you have successfully logged in. After this, you can enjoy your Guest Access network.