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Guest Network and Captive Portal on ezMaster
Guest Network and Captive Portal on ezMaster
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Guest Network: The Guest Network feature allows administrators to grant Internet connectivity to visitors or guests while keeping other networking devices and sensitive personal or company information private and secure.

Basic Setting

Enable SSID: Select to enable or disable the SSID broadcasting.

SSID: Enter the SSID for the current profile. This is the name that is visible to wireless clients on the network.

Hidden SSID: Enable this option if you do not want to broadcast this SSID. This can help to discourage wireless users from connecting to a particular SSID.

Client Isolation: When enabled, all communication between wireless clients connected to the same AP will be blocked.

Security: Select encryption method (WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK, or none) and encryption algorithm (AES or TKIP). WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK: WPA with PSK (Pre-shared key / Personal mode), designed for home and small office networks that don't require the complexity of an 802.1X authentication server.

  • Type: Select the WPA-PSK type to use. Available options are Mixed, WPA-PSK and WPA2PSK. Choose Mixed if your network has a mixture of older clients that only support WPA and TKIP, and newer client devices that support WPA2 and AES.

  • Encryption: Select the WPA encryption type you would like. Your available options are: Both, TKIP(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES(Advanced Encryption Standard). Note: Since TKIP is not permitted for 802.11n-based transmissions, setting the encryption algorithm to TKIP when you are using an 802.11n or 802.11ac AP will cause the network to operate in 802.11g mode.

  • WPA Passphrase: Enter the Passphrase you wish to use. If you are using the ASCII format, the Key must be between 8~64 characters in length.

  • Group Key Update Interval: Specify how often, in seconds, the Group Key changes.

Captive Portal: Enable/disable Captive Portal for Guest Network. Refer to Section: Hotspot Service > Captive Portal for more information. Profile: Select to apply an existing Captive Portal Profile to the Guest Network or Create a New Captive Portal Profile.

Manual IP Settings

  • IP Address: Enter the IP address for the default gateway of clients associated to the Guest Network.

  • Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet mask for the Guest Network.

Automatic DHCP Server Settings

  • Starting IP Address/Ending IP Address: Enter the pool range of IP addresses available for assignment.

  • WINS Server IP: Specify the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server address for the wireless network. WINS is a system that determines the IP address of a network computer with a dynamically assigned IP address, if applicable.

Advanced Settings

LED Control: In some environments, the blinking LEDs are not welcomed. This option allows you to enable or disable the devices LED indicators. Note that only indoor models support this feature.

Band Steering: When enabled, the AP detects whether or not the wireless client is dual-band capable, and if it is, it will force the client to connect to the less congested 5GHz network to relieve congestion and overcrowding on the mainstream 2.4GHz frequency. It does this by actively blocking the client's attempts to associate with the 2.4GHz network. Note: Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSIDs must have the same security settings.

RSSI Threshold: With this feature enabled, in order to minimize the time the wireless client spends to passively scanning for a new AP to connect to, the AP will send a disassociation request to the wireless client upon detecting the wireless client's RSSI value lower than specified. The RSSI value can be adjusted to allow for more clients to stay associated to this Access Point. Note that setting the RSSI value too low may cause wireless clients to reconnect frequently. It is recommended to disable this feature unless you deem it absolutely necessary.

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