Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Meraki Facebook Wifi

Just got a chance to test out an interesting Meraki feature – Facebook wifi.  That is basically used for say for example a wireless hotspot, instead of showing a boring, standard splash page, now you are redirected to a Facebook page and you are required to "Check-in" before you can access Internet.  Meraki's management portal is very easy to use, basically you don't need any guides / manual to set things up.

This is the Facebook Wifi help page, currently only Meraki and CMX supports this type of integration:

On the Facebook side, you need to make your page in the "Local Business" category, and provide a street address so that people can Check in to your place.  You can also configure the bypass mode, so that for people who do not have Facebook account, or don't want to use their Facebook account to check in, to either use a pre-shared code or even click through the splash page.

On Meraki you need to choose the splash page of your SSID to use Facebook Wifi:
Then it is all done!  You can now try to access Internet, you will be redirected to the Facebook check-in page before you can continue browsing the Internet.

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