How to set up Purple WiFi as an external Hotspot Portal Server (For VigorAP 1060C/960C/AP912C/903)

Similar to the article - Use Purple WiFi as the External Hotspot Portal Server(For Router), clients can get Internet access from VigorAP after being authenticated by Purple WiFi server. Additionally, administrators will be able to manage the login users on the page of Purple WiFi. This article will demonstrate how to set up Purple WiFi as the external Hotspot Portal server for VigorAP (1060C/ 960C/ AP912C/ 903).

Setup on Purple WiFi

1. Go to Purple WiFi and log in

a screenshot of Purplw wifi login

2. Go to Management >> Locations

a screenshot of Purplw wifi Management page

3. Click Venues and Groups, then select the group

a screenshot of Purplw wifi group page

4. In the Group page,

  1. Tap Hardware
  2. Click Add hardware
a screenshot of Purplw wifi Hardware list

5. On the hardware setup page,

  1. Enter the device Name
  2. Select Vigor 2862 Series as Hardware type
  3. Enter the MAC Address of the device
  4. Click View Manual Online or Download Manual to get the detailed information (Server IP Address, Shared Secret…)
  5. Click Save details
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Setup on VigorAP

1. Go to LAN >> Hotspot Web Portal, click an available profile.

a screenshot of Hotspot Web Portal

2. On the Hotspot Web Portal settings page,

  1. Enable this profile
  2. Enter comments
  3. Enter the Captive Portal URL which is provided by Purple WiFi (Manual)
  4. Enter the Fixed URL to make the clients visit a specific website after authentication succeed
  5. Select interfaces to apply this profile
  6. Click Next
a screenshot of Hotspot Web Portal settings page

3. On the Radius Settings page,

  1. Enable RADIUS Setup
  2. Enter comments
  3. Enter the RADIUS server address which is provided by Purple WiFi(Manual)
  4. Enter the secret which is provided by Purple WiFi (Manual)
  5. (Optional) Edit the amount of retry attempt
  6. Click Next
    1. a screenshot of Radius Settings page

      4. On the Whitelist Settings page,

      1. Add the entries which are provided by Purple WiFi (Manual)
      2. Click Finish
      a screenshot of Whitelist Settings page

      5. Once clients connect to the selected interfaces of the VigorAP, they need to use one of the authentications to access the Internet.

      Authentications on Login Page

      1. Sign in via Social Media

      a screenshot of Purple WiFi Social Media

      2. Sign in with the Form

      a screenshot of Purple WiFi Form

Published On:2021-02-01 

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