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Social WiFi has been tested and is proven to work on the following configurations:
Access point firmware
  • and newer

Access device administration panel

This guide assumes that the device is already configured and you know how to access it’s configuration interface. If in doubt, please consult the Quick Installation Guide: https://www.grandstream.com/hubfs/Product_Documentation/GWN7600-quick_installation_guide.pdf.
If the device is cloud-managed, you can access its configuration interface with GWN Cloud: https://www.gwn.cloud and follow another guide: GWN Cloud installation.

Captive Portal Policy

Go to Captive Portal → Policy List in the menu on the left. Click the Add button.
Use the following settings:
Social WiFi
Splash Page
External Splash page URL
RADIUS Server Address
RADIUS Server Port
RADIUS Server Secret
RADIUS Secret is available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
Secondary RADIUS Server
(leave unchecked)
RADIUS Accounting Server
RADIUS Accounting Server Port
RADIUS Accounting Server Secret
(the same as above, in RADIUS Server Secret)
Accounting Update Interval
600 seconds
(leave empty)
Redirect URL
Enable HTTPS Redirection
(leave unchecked)
Enable Secure Portal
(leave unchecked)
When finished, switch to the Auth Rule tab at the top. Now you’ll need to add the following domains in the Pre Authentication section.
Each domain needs to be added separately. For each one, click the Choose Destination dropdown and select Hostname. Use the domain as the value for the field next to the dropdown. Click the Choose Service dropdown and select Web.
You can add more entries by clicking the Add new item button.
  • login.socialwifi.com
  • sw-login.com
Facebook remarketing pixel
  • connect.facebook.net
  • www.facebook.com
Google remarketing tag
  • www.googletagmanager.com
  • www.googleadservices.com
  • googleads.g.doubleclick.net
YouTube widget on login pages
  • youtube.com
  • ytimg.com
  • googlevideo.com
  • yt3.ggpht.com
Google login
  • accounts.google.com
  • accounts.google.co.uk – example regional domain
    • You must also add your regional domain for “accounts.google.com”, for example “accounts.google.co.uk” if you are in the UK
  • ssl.gstatic.com
  • fonts.gstatic.com
  • fonts.google.com
  • accounts.youtube.com
  • googleapis.com
  • apis.google.com
Facebook login
  • facebook.com
  • fbcdn.net
Twitter login
  • twitter.com
  • twimg.com
LinkedIn login
  • linkedin.com
  • licdn.com
When finished, press Save at the bottom.

Enable Captive Portal on SSID

Go to SSIDs in the menu on the left. Click the Edit icon (if you already have a working WiFi network) or the Add button (if you need to create a new WiFi network).
In the Access Security section use the following settings:
Enable Captive Portal
(set to checked)
Captive Portal Policy
(pick “Social WiFi” from the dropdown list)

Apply configuration changes

At the top of the page, find a message box saying “You have X changes not applied”. Click the Apply button to save the configuration.

Add the access points to Social WiFi panel

The setup of the controller is now finished. The last step is to add all access points to the Social WiFi platform.
Go to Access Points → Status in the menu on the left. You’ll find the list of all connected access points. One of the columns should be “MAC”. You’ll need to copy the MAC address and paste it into Social WiFi panel.
To do that, switch to Social WiFi Panel, go to Access Points tab, click the Add button and paste the MAC address of the access point.
Click Create. Repeat this step for each access point.

Test the solution

Connect with the WiFi network. You should see a login page. Go through the login process and, once finished, you should have internet access. You should see first connections and authorisations in the Social WiFi Panel’s statistics section.