Open-Mesh (4xx firmware,CloudTrax version 3)

The following conditions are required:

  • Open Mesh is connected to the Internet
  • The WiFi interface is enabled
  • Open Mesh (nodes) are added to the network
     

5xx firmware is not supported due to CoovaChilli missing compatibility. Do not upgrade to 5xx and use 4xx firmware to have SOCIFI compatible device.
In case you've got OM with 5xx on it, you can try to downgrade it to 4xx: https://help.cloudtrax.com/hc/en-us/articles/202210960-How-to-manually-flash-firmware-on-a-CloudTrax-enabled-access-point

How to do this?

 Follow Cloudtrax quick start guide (PDF). 

1. Log into CloudTrax dashboard

and connect your device to the Internet.

Go to CloudTrax website and log in with your CloudTrax account. If you don't have an account, create a new one. After you log in choose Edit Network from upper right corner.

2. Click on the SSID 1 tab and fill out the following information:

Network name: Your Wireless Network SSID (name)
Captive Portals: Chillispot AAA and select Manual from the drop-down menu


We recommend to use this set of RADIUS servers:
 


 List of RADIUS according to your location:
 For North America

RADIUS Server 1

rad-1-use-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.7.148.174, Radius shared secret: socifi

RADIUS Server 2

rad-2-euw-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.50.155.202, Radius shared secret: socifi

 For Europe and Africa

RADIUS Server 1

rad-1-euw-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.209.184.212, Radius shared secret: socifi

RADIUS Server 2

rad-2-euw-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.50.155.202, Radius shared secret: socifi

 For Asia-Pacific

RADIUS Server 1

rad-1-aps-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.220.93.217, Radius shared secret: socifi

RADIUS Server 2

rad-2-euw-1.socifi.com or IP address: 52.50.155.202, Radius shared secret: socifi

In order to have the Radius communication working fine, the IP addresses (above) and the ports 1812 Auth and 1813 Acc must be accessible.

RADIUS Secret: socifi

UAM Server:  http://connect.socifi.com


 Allowed Domains:


If you are a customer with White Label solution, please add your custom domain (for example mycustomdomain.com) to the Walled Garden list.

socifi.com,facebook.com,akamaihd.net,akamai.net,edgecastcdn.net,twitter.com,twimg.com,fastly.net,li-cdn.net,cloudfront.net,fbcdn.net,instagram.com,cdninstagram.com,linkedin.com,licdn.com
 Want to Allow Google+ login ?

The new Allow login through social networks does not include the Google login. The reason is that some Android based devices are not redirected to the Captive Portal when the user gets connected to WiFi network. In case you'd like to add it you need to do following:
  1. Check if your hotspot allows DNS names in the Walled garden. Some hotspots can use IP addresses only. See: Why DNS-based Walled Garden (and not IP-based)
  2. Allow Google+ login: Settings > Brand > Authentication > Allow login through social networks > Set on Allow Google login
  3. Add these walled garden domain into existing list:

Google+ Login DNS's

Please adopt same format your Walled garden is already using e.g. with or without the asterisk, separated by comma or space etc.

 For Cisco Meraki, Ruckus, Xirrus
*.googleapis.com
*.googleusercontent.com
*.gstatic.com
*.accounts.youtube.com
*.apis.google.com
*.accounts.google.com
*.l.google.com

The local accounts.google.XX domain must be added into the Walled Garden list. For example accounts.google.co.uk for United Kingdom, accounts.google.com.sg for Singapore, accounts.google.de for Germany etc. Google domains list you can find at https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Google_domains.html

 For Open Mesh
googleapis.com,googleusercontent.com,gstatic.com,accounts.youtube.com,apis.google.com,accounts.google.com,l.google.com

The local accounts.google.XX domain must be added into the Walled Garden list. For example accounts.google.co.uk for United Kingdom, accounts.google.com.sg for Singapore, accounts.google.de for Germany etc. Google domains list you can find at https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Google_domains.html

 For Mikrotik
/ip hotspot walled-garden
add dst-host=*.googleapis.com
add dst-host=*.googleusercontent.com
add dst-host=*.gstatic.com
add dst-host=*.accounts.youtube.com
add dst-host=*.apis.google.com
add dst-host=*.accounts.google.com
add dst-host=*.l.google.com
add dst-host=accounts.google.com

The local accounts.google.XX domain must be added into the Walled Garden list. For example accounts.google.co.uk for United Kingdom, accounts.google.com.sg for Singapore, accounts.google.de for Germany etc. Google domains list you can find at https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Google_domains.html

 For DD-WRT
googleapis.com googleusercontent.com gstatic.com accounts.youtube.com apis.google.com accounts.google.com l.google.com

The local accounts.google.XX domain must be added into the Walled Garden list. For example accounts.google.co.uk for United Kingdom, accounts.google.com.sg for Singapore, accounts.google.de for Germany etc. Google domains list you can find at https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_Google_domains.html

Related pages:

The Splash Page is not triggered when Android devices connect to WiFi

3. Add a new hotspot to SOCIFI Dashboard

In a hardware manufacturer selection use OpenMesh 4x.

Follow the instructions. For Open-Mesh please use MAC address.

Step 1: Login to SOCIFI Dashboard

Step 2: Click on the "Hotspots" tab on the left sidebar

Step 3: Click on the “Add a new hotspot” button located on the top right corner on the screen (pictured below)

Note: A pop-up window will appear (below)

Step 4: Select the Wi-Fi hardware manufacturer from the drop down menu

Step 5: Enter the serial number or MAC address (depending on the specific equipment manual) of your equipment. You can add multiple hotspots at once.

Step 6: Set your Network location (this step is essential for correct ad targeting)

Step 7: In the pop-up window type your location or just move the marker on the map and click on the save button to confirm the selection. This address is used for ad GEO targeting.

Step 7: Click Save

Note: Newly added hotspot are marked as  (Hotspot pending). After the first user connects to the hotspot via SOCIFI, the status will automatically change and appear as  (Active) within an hour. Get your first connections to test if it works properly.