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Configuration for Cisco Meraki

Before configuring your device, please be sure that you have added the Gateway to the Smart WiFi Platform and associated it with a Hotspot.
ADD GATEWAY
ADD HOSPOT

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The following instructions outline how to setup a Cisco Meraki for the Smart WIFi Platform. Additional Cisco options may need to be enabled before you’re able to configure completely.

  1. In Cisco Meraki Dashboard, navigate to Wireless > Configure > Access Control.
  2. Select the SSID to be configured to the Smart WiFi Platform.
  3. Association Requirements: ‘Open (No encryption)’
  4. Splash Page: ‘Sign-on with ‘my RADIUS server’
  5. RADIUS for splash page: 
    Host 1: 52.23.46.139
    Port: 1812
    Secret: Use the Hotspot RADIUS Secret that is in the Smart WiFi Dashboard for this Hotspot
    Host 2: 52.207.192.243
    Port: 1812
    Secret: Use the Hotspot RADIUS Secret that is in the Smart WiFi Dashboard for this Hotspot

  6. RADIUS Accounting: ‘RADIUS accounting is enabled’

    NOTE: If you do NOT see this menu option then you will need to open a case with Meraki support and ask them to enable this feature for you. Simply ask, “Please enable RADIUS Accounting for this network.”

  7. RADIUS accounting servers:
    Host 1: 52.23.46.139
    Port: 1813
    Secret: Use the Hotspot RADIUS Secret that is in the Smart WiFi Dashboard for this Hotspot
    Host 2: 52.207.192.243
    Port: 1813
    Secret: Use the Hotspot RADIUS Secret that is in the Smart WiFi Dashboard for this Hotspot 

  8. Enable Data Carrier Detected: DCD is Disabled
  9. Captive Portal Strength: Block all access until sign-on is complete.
  10. Walled Garden Ranges: Please enter all the wildcard Default Walled Garden entries.
    BE SURE TO APPEND THE WALLED GARDEN TO INCLUDE ANY OTHER DOMAINS THAT YOU WANT TO BE DISPLAYED AS WELL. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CNAMES FOR SPLASH.SMARTWIFIPLATFOM.COM CREATED YOU WILL NEED TO ADD THAT DOMAIN (splash.<yourCNAME.com>
  11.  Go to Wireless>Splash Page – Then select the SSID you just configured access control for.
  12. Custom Splash URL: Enabled- Use: https://splash.4wifi.net/hotspotlogin.php

    If you’re a white label client and you have your own splash domain, enter it such as: http://splash.<Your_Splash_URL>/hotspotlogin.php

  13. Splash Behavior:
    A Different URL: Enabled- Use: https://splash.4wifi.net/hotspotlogin.php?res=success

    If you’re a white label Client, use http://splash.<Your Splash URL>/hotspotlogin.php?res=success

  14. Then ‘Save changes”The additional steps below are OPTIONAL. If you don;t perform these extra steps then you may get a notification in your e-mail everyday from Cisco. We recommend not performing these extra steps and just turning off the notification by following these steps (from Cisco support dept): If you do not want to open the path to your RADIUS server from the Meraki cloud address (x.x.x.x), you could just turn off notifications. The way to do this would be to remove your email address from the notification section of Network-wide > General > Network alerts > Send alerts via email to:
  15. You may also need to create some firewall rules in the Meraki Dashboard (To stop some alerts from coming into your e-mail) although this is not required for the Smart WiFi Services and splash pages to function:
    firewall_2
  16. Add the following entries to this area:
    Allow UDP: 52.23.46.139/32 Port 1812
    Allow UDP: 52.23.46.139/32 Port 1813
    Allow UDP: 52.207.192.243/32 Port 1812
    Allow UDP: 52.207.192.243/32 Port 1813
  17. You will need those ports open from your primary ISP router as well.
Updated on January 13, 2020

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