Customizing a Network by Profile

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The WiDirect allows you to customize the user's interface and access plan choices based on where they are located in the network. This is done by creating multiple SSIDs on the network.


Specifying which Profile a user should be in

To see the default profile that users are placed on when connecting can be seen in the firewall configuration file. To view the firewall configuration file, click on "Firewall" under Services in the WiDirect's web menu. The following shows the default configuration for a profile to apply to users who are not assigned a profile anywhere else:

profile {
name AllCity-Wireless-default
start 0.0.0.0
end 0.0.0.0
}

You can specify a different range to put people from a different subnet into a different profile:

profile {
name Baltimore-Wireless
start 10.8.1.0
end 10.8.1.254
}

If your access points are supported then you can use get the user's profile from the access point using RADIUS by changing the getssidfromradius value to be 1 in the firewall configuration file.


Branding

To change the branding for the profiles you will need to first click on the "Profiles" menu item under System Configuration. After a profile is added you can change the branding by clicking on the "Profile Branding" menu option.


Access Plans

Users can be given a different choice of access plan based on which profile they are in. When creating an access plan, specify the profile in the profile field to show that access to users registering on that profile. If the default option is set to yes then the access plan will be shown to all users. The access plan may also be marked as restricted which allows them to only sign in on that profile.