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.

Deployment preparation

  • 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)

  1. download sample config for HSG1-SingleLAN
  2. follow this video guide to deploy HSG by restoring from sample config
  3. 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)