Cisco Meraki


Social WiFi has been tested and is proven to work on the following configurations:

Cisco MR firmware

  • Tested up to MR 29.5.1

An example of a working setup consists of the Cisco Meraki MR42 with a firmware version MR 29.4.1 set up in the Meraki coud controller.

Accessing the device’s administration panel

  • Log in to the administration panel with root permissions and go to Network.

  • Go to Wireless → Configure SSID → Edit settings.

Configuration of Access control

Basic info

SSID (name)

Your SSID name

SSID (status)



Leave unchecked


Leave default - Open (no encryption).

Splash Page

Check the "Sign-on with" option and from the dropdown menu select my RADIUS server.

In the "Advanced splash settings":

Captive portal strength

Block all access until sign-on is complete

Walled garden

Enabled (Walled garden ranges below)

Simultaneous logins

Allow simultaneous devices per user

Controller disconnection behavior


Walled garden ranges

You must also add your regional domain for*, for example “” if you are in the UK.



Click on "Add server" and an Authentication server:

Host IP or FQDN




Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel

If you want to you can also add an Accounting Server but it's not necessary for the Service to work. In order to add the Accounting server, please contact the Cisco Meraki Support, otherwise, you won't see the RADIUS Accounting section.

Configuring RADIUS Accounting server:

Host IP or FQDN




Radius Secret available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel

If data-carrier detect is enabled, sessions will be revoked and accounted for whenever a client disassociates from a network. To allow clients to reassociate to the network without re-authorization, do not enable data-carrier detect. Data-carrier detect needs to be disabled if your SSID is broadcasted by more than one AP.

Leave rest as of this section as default.

Press Save on the box in the bottom right.

Configuration of Captive Portal

Go to Wireless → Configure Splash page.

  • Custom splash URL: Check “Or provide a URL where user will be redirected”:

  • Splash behaviour: Where should users go after the splash page? Check “The URL they were trying to fetch”

Press Save changes to save the settings.

Adding the device to Social WiFi platform

  • Go to Wireless → Monitor → Access Points.

  • Copy the MAC addresses of the Access Points you would like to add to Social WiFi platform.

  • Choose the place to which you would like to add the device.

  • In the “Access Points” tab, press “Add” (upper right corner), paste the MAC address you copied into the form (adding a name is optional) and click “Create”.

You're good to test the configuration on your Access Point.

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