HSG1 - Single LAN hotspot deployment
This sample scenario represents the simplest HSG deployment, using HSG as a hotspot gateway and any type of wireless AP at LAN side.
- Can use any type of AP at LAN side
- All users and AP management IP are in the same flat network
- Single landing page is used (can have multiple login methods on the same landing page for different user group access control)
Common use cases
- Small hotels, using simple network setup, especially with existing 3rd-party AP with basic features (eg. don't support VLAN)
- Large F&B & retail outlets, with existing APs.
- Connect HSG eth0 (WAN) to Internet (ISP link ONT or modem)
- Connect HSG eth1 (LAN) to LAN switch
- Connect HSG eth2 to management PC (configure PC with DHCP, then connect to mbox GUI using http://10.10.10.1, login with mboxadmin/Letthem0ut7&)
- HSG eth3 is reserved for private LAN. It's pre-configured to issue DHCP IP.
- Connect AP to LAN PoE switch (if AP has its own power source, just use normal non-PoE switch)
- keep switch default config (flat network, no VLAN settings)
- configure AP to broadcast desired SSID and do not need to assign to any VLAN. (please refer to respective vendor doc for configuring AP)
- For AP management IPs, please use reserved address from 172.16.0.2 - 172.16.0.125, netmask 255.255.0.0
3-Step deployment from sample config
NOTE: please upgrade your box to firmware version 20190401-2200, and above (follow this guide to upgrade firmware)
- download sample config for HSG1-SingleLAN
- follow this video guide to deploy HSG by restoring from sample config
- follow this video guide to customize landing page and login options and create schedule reports. NOTE: make sure the portal name remains as "portal".
Sample config default settings
- the eth0(WAN) port is pre-configured to get dhcp IP from ISP ONT/modem (or upstream router). If you need to change interface IP/route, please follow this guide.
- syslog server (user access logging) is enabled to collect DNS access logs and storing data up to last 5 days (see more details on DNS logging)
- user access records are stored up to last 90 days
- user info (username and profile data) is kept unlimited
- monthly auto backup is configured, keeping the last 3 backup files (see details on backup & restore)