Description:

This document describes how you set up a Public Spot scenario with a local subdomain for one or more guest networks, and then how to send a link to the login page of the Public Spot together with the login credentials via SMS or e-mail.
  • Read about how to configure a Public Spot scenario where the login credentials are sent via e-mail in the following Knowledge Base article .
  • Read about how to configure a Public Spot scenario where the login credentials are sent via SMS in the following Knowledge Base article .


Requirements:



Scenario:

1) A company provides its guests with two Public Spot wireless networks, which are configured as a subdomain.

2) The main domain of this company is office.internal, the management LAN & WLAN are accessible via this main domain.

3) The guest networks are to be available as the subdomain guest.office.internal.

4) When guests use e-mail or SMS to login to the Public Spot WLAN, a link to the login page should be included in the sent credentials and used in the subdomain name.



Procedure:

1) Create the subdomain for the guest network:

1.1) In LANconfig, open the configuration dialog for the LANCOM and switch to the menu item Configuration -> IPv4 -> DNS.

In the field Own domain, enter the domain name to be used for the company network. In this example, this is office.internal.

1.2) Click the button Subdomain and configure a domain name for the guest network.



1.3) In this example, the first guest network has the network name HOTSPOT_1 and the second guest network has the network name HOTSPOT_2. Since than subdomain should be guest.office.internal, enter guest into the the subdomain field.



1.4) Close the dialogs with the OK button and write the configuration back to the LANCOM.


2) Insert the link to the Public Spot login page into the message along with the login credentials:

2.1) Change to the menu Public Spot -> E-mail or Public Spot -> SMS.

2.2) Click the E-mail body button.



2.3) Supplement the predefined text with the link to the login page of the Public Spot network for guests.
    Example 2: Sending login data via SMS

    Your login information for the Public Spot
    Link to login page: https://guest.office.intern/authen
    User name: $PSpotUserMobileNr
    Password: $PSpotPasswd $PSpotLogoutLink



2.4) Close the dialogs with the OK button and write the configuration back to the LANCOM.