Integrate your Open Mesh CloudTrax devices with your MyWiFi account and enable your guests to connect to the internet while keeping full control of your Open Mesh access points within your CloudTrax account.
You can also use the API integration to set up your devices.
- Active MyWiFi subscription.
- Active location set up within your dashboard.
- A campaign assigned to the location.
You will first need to set up your CloudTrax network and then retrieve the device's MAC address from your Open Mesh CloudTrax control panel before you can begin adding your device to MyWiFi.
- Log in to your CloudTrax control panel.
- Navigate to Manage -> Access Points.
- Locate the access point you want to add to MyWiFi.
- Copy the MAC address.
Copy this process for each device that you want to add to your dashboard.
To add your access point to your dashboard, you need a location with an assigned campaign. If you already have the location and campaign set up, skip these steps.
- Log in to your MyWiFi dashboard.
- Select Locations from the main menu.
- Select an existing location with no assigned campaign.
- Select Settings within the location menu, and then set a campaign as the Default Campaign by using the drop-down menu.
If you do not already have a campaign created, first create one.
Now that the location has a default campaign assigned, you can continue to add your device.
- Select Back to Admin.
This will return you back to the admin dashboard.
Now that you have the MAC addresses of your Open Mesh devices and a location with an assigned campaign, you can begin to add a new device
- Select Devices from the main menu.
- Click Add New Device.
- Select the Location, choose a Device Name, and choose Open Mesh.
- Select Manual Setup.
- Provide the MAC Address of your device.
If you do not have the MAC address, set up
- Click Proceed when ready.
You will be prompted to confirm the information & selections you entered.
- Save your device's NasID -- you'll need it later on!
- Click Confirm Setup.
Edit your device configuration in CloudTrax.
- Log in again to your Open Mesh CloudTrax account.
- Go to Configure and select the SSID you want to use for this location.
- Enter these Common options:
SSID Name: This should be the SSID you want the campaign to publish.
- Enter these Captive Portal options:
Splash page: ON
Splash page type: Hosted remotely
Splash page URL: https://securewifilogin.com*
Splash page secret: mywifi
Splash page authentication type: RADIUS
Server address 1: radius1.mywifi.io
Server address 2: radius2.mywifi.io
Server secret: mywifi
NAS ID: [NasID Provided from MyWiFi System]
Block unauthenticated users: ON
NOTE: If you have a Custom Social Portal URL associated with your MyWiFi account, enter it in the Splash page URL field instead of “http://securewifilogin.com”.
NOTE: You may use the same NAS ID to identify multiple access points and networks assigned to the same location within MyWiFi.
- Configure your walled garden Hosts/Domains:
- NOTE: If you have a Custom Social Portal URL associated with your MyWiFi account, it is necessary to add it to the Allowed Hosts/Domains Whitelist. Replace the first line (*.) with that full URL.
Complete list of domains that need to be whitelisted:
Add into the Your Allowed Hosts/Domains Prior to Authentication list.
- Click Save Changes.
Unable to access captive portal
If you are not able to access the captive portal after connecting to WiFi, or if you are entered in a loop when you attempt to access any specific URL, please make sure that your Custom Social Portal URL that you entered in the Custom splash URL field, is included in your Allow Hosts/Domains Whitelist.
"Hotspot login cannot open the page..." Error
If you are receiving the "Hotspot login cannot open the page because it could not establish a secure connection to the server." error on iOS devices, adjust your whitelist based on the guidelines established by Open Mesh here: https://help.cloudtrax.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000453364-How-to-fix-iOS-Hotspot-login-cannot-open-the-page-Error
NOTE: We DO NOT recommend adding google.com to your whitelist as it will prevent the Android Captive Portal Assistant from working.
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