4 Benefits of a Captive Portal

Captive Portal is a technology utilized by businesses all around the world, and understandably so, it brings many benefits for the owner, as well as management. Captive Portal can be used in several different ways to support marketing, security and customer satisfaction. Here are 4 reasons your business should invest in and utilize a Captive Portal for more accelerated growth.

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Captive Portal vs WPA Enterprise

What is the difference? Which one is suitable for my business? Which one is more secure? How does the setup process differ? Both Captive Portal and WPA Enterprise authentication have their advantages and disadvantages, however, simply understanding the difference should be enough to make an informed decision when securing your wifi network. Captive Portal A …

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Everything you need to know about attributes

Attributes are a major feature on our platform. They allow you to manage access to your network by limiting users’ session time, bandwidth, number of devices…etc. Radius attributes are an industry standard created by hardware vendors, therefore, we do not have power over creating new attributes or modifying existing ones. Each access point vendor supports …

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Staying up to date with IronWifi

There are a couple options if you want to stay up to date with the newest features on our platform. We have recently began using social media to stay in touch with our customers, the links can be found below. Be sure to follow us for the latest tips and tricks, as well as news …

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2-Factor Authentication rollout

As of yesterday, we have released a new update allowing you to enable 2-factor authentication for you ironwifi account. After enabling it in the account section of our console, you will be prompted to provide a temporary pin that's sent to your email address every time you try to log in. You also have the …

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Zapier Integration in public beta

What is Zapier? Zapier is an amazing tool that allows for simple automation which requires zero programming skills. We have now integrated Zapier with IronWifi which means that from now on you are able to automate (initially) certain tasks very easily with little effort. For the time being, you can use this integration through the …

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Enabling 802.1x Security on Verizon FiOS

In this post, we will explain how to configure your Verizon FiOS service to use IronWifi Radius server. We used the Actiontec MI424WR Rev I Wireless-N Router. First, you have to access the router administration page. By default, the web interface is available on http://192.168.1.1 To authenticate to the web interface, use credentials printed on …

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SSH Authentication Using IronWifi RADIUS Servers

In this post, we will show how simple it is to configure your Linux server to use credentials stored in the IronWifi Cloud RADIUS. Firstly, install necessary development tools to compile the authentication module. CentOS: yum install gcc pam pam-devel make -y Ubuntu: apt-get install make libpam0g-dev   After it's finished, download the source code of the …

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3 Simple Steps To Secure WiFi

In this short guide, we’re going to go through 5 steps to secure a home wireless network. Step #1 – Change router’s default password A) If you’ve never logged into your wireless router, look up the make and model of the router, and find the default IP Address, username, and password, then log in. B) …

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Solving Access-Reject Issues

This article provides some tips if you are seeing authentication requests being rejected by the RADIUS server. On Windows platform, one useful tool is NTRadPing Test Utility which can by downloaded from the authors website. This handy tool produces a simple Authentication Request which will be sent to defined RADIUS server with defined connection parameters and credentials. In the RADIUS Server reply …

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