Compatibility

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

Omada Software Controller

  • version 4.1.5 and above

1. Access the administration panel

This guide assumes using the web based UI of the controller, which you can access by entering the IP address of the device in your browser. E.g. if the controller is installed on a local machine, enter: http://127.0.0.1:8088. The screenshots are based on controller version 4.4.3.

Alternatively, if your device is managed from Omada Cloud, you can access the management UI from there.

2. Wireless network configuration

If you don’t have a wireless network configured yet, go to Settings → Wireless Networks and click the Create New Wireless Network button.

Use the following settings:

Network Name (SSID) e.g. “Social WiFi” (or any name that you want)
Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz (or only one of them, if you prefer)
Guest Network Enable
Security None (preferred for guest WiFi)

When finished, press Apply.

3. RADIUS configuration

Go to Settings → Authentication → RADIUS Profile and click the Create New RADIUS Profile button.

Use the following settings:

Name socialwifi
Authentication Server IP 35.205.62.147
Authentication Port 31812
Authentication Password RADIUS Secret is available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel
RADIUS Accounting Enable
Interim Update Enable
Accounting Server IP 35.205.62.147
Accounting Port 31813
Accounting Password: RADIUS Secret is available in Access Points tab of the Social WiFi Panel

When finished, press Save.

4. Portal configuration

Go to Settings → Authentication → Portal and click the Create New Portal button.

Use the following settings:

Name Social WiFi
Portal Enable
SSID & Network Social WiFi
Authentication Type External RADIUS Server
Authentication Timeout 8 hours (change it, if you want to kick people sooner or later)
RADIUS Profile socialwifi
NAS ID Can be anything, you can leave the default value
Disconnect Requests Not Enabled
Authentication Mode PAP
External Web Portal: http://login.socialwifi.com
HTTPS Redirection Not Enabled (recommended)
Landing Page The Original URL

When finished, press Apply.

5. Access control configuration

Go to Settings → Authentication → Portal and click the Access Control tab at the top. Click Enable next to Pre-Authentication Access. Click the (+) Add button.

Now you’ll need to add the following domains. Change IP Range to URL and for each domain add an entry. You can add more entries by clicking the (+) Add New Pre-Authentication Access Entry button.

Mandatory

  • 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

Not supported, because TP-Link Omada controller does not support wildcards in URLs.

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
  • accounts.youtube.com
  • content.googleapis.com
  • apis.google.com

Facebook login

  • www.facebook.com
  • facebook.com
  • static.xx.fbcdn.net
  • external-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net

Twitter login

  • twitter.com
  • api.twitter.com
  • pbs.twimg.com
  • abs-0.twimg.com
  • abs.twimg.com

LinkedIn login

  • www.linkedin.com
  • static-exp1.licdn.com
  • media-exp1.licdn.com
  • static.licdn.com

When finished, press Save and then Apply.

6. 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 Devices in the menu on the left. We need to display the MAC address for each device. In order to do that, click on the three dots icon, just next to the Actions column. Click on the checkbox next to MAC Address. The MAC ADDRESS column will be added. You will need those MAC addresses in the next step.

Now, switch to Social WiFi Panel, go to Access Points tab, click the Add button and paste the MAC addresses of all of your access points controller by the Omada controller. Click Create.

7. 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 authorizations in the Social WiFi Panel’s statistics section.

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