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Main Page > RUT Routers > RUT955 > RUT955 Manual > RUT955 WebUI > RUT955 Services section > RUT955 Hotspot

The information in this page is updated in accordance with firmware version RUT9_R_00.07.01.1.
Note: click here for the old style WebUI (FW version RUT9XX_R_00.06.08.5 and earlier) user manual page.

Summary[edit source]

On Teltonika Networks devices a Hotspot is a service that provides authentication, authorization and accounting for a network. This chapter is an overview of the Hotspot section for RUT955 devices.

Note: Hotspot is additional software that can be installed from the Services → Package Manager page.

General[edit source]

Hotspot Instances[edit source]


The Hotspot Instances section displays the main parameters of your Hotspot. By default, a Hotspot instance does not exist on the device. To create a new instance and begin configuration:

  1. select an 'Interface';
  2. click the 'Add' button;

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After this, a new Hotspot configuration window will appear.

General Settings[edit source]


The General Settings window is where most of the Hotspot configuration takes place. Look to the sub-sections below for information on configuration fields found in the General Settings sections.

General[edit source]

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Field Value Description
Enable off | on; default: on Turns the Hotspot instance on or off.
Hotspot Network ip/netmask; default: 192.168.2.0/24 IP address and subnet of the Hotspot network.
IP Address ip; default: 192.168.2.254 Defines the IP address of your Hotspot router in network.
Authentication mode Radius | Local user | SMS OTP |MAC auth ; default: Local users Authentication mode defines how users will connect to the Hotspot.
Allow signup off | on; default: off Allows users to sign up to hotspot via landing page.
Expiration time integer; default: 0 User credential expiration time. Applies to users who signed up via landing page.
Users group user group; default: default The user group to which users signed up via landing page should be assigned to.
Landing Page Internal | External; default: Internal If external Landing Page is chosen, new section, to enter website address, will appear, e.g., http://www.example.com
UAM Port integer; default: 3990 Port to bind for authenticating clients.
UAM Secret string; default: none Shared secret between uamserver and hotspot.
Success page Success Page | Original URL | Custom; default: Success page Location to return to after successful authentication.
Advanced[edit source]

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Field Value Description
Additional interfaces Available interfaces; default: none Shows additional interfaces that can be attached to hotspot instance.
Logout address ip; default: 1.0.0.0 An address that can be used by users to logout from the Hotspot session.
Protocol HTTP | HTTPS; default: HTTP Protocol to be used for landing page.
Enable TOS off | on; default: off Enables Terms of Service (ToS) requirement. Client device will be able to access the Internet only after agreeing ToS.
Trial access off | on; default: off Enables trial internet access for a specific group.
Trial access: Group User group; default: default Group of trial users.
HTTPS to landing page redirect off | on; default: off Redirect initial pre-landing page HTTPS requests to hotspot landing page.
Certificate files from device off | on; default: off Specified whether to upload key & certificate files from computer or to use files generated on this device via the System → Administration → Certificates page.
SSL key file key file; default: none Upload/select SSL key.
SSL certificate file certificate file; default: none Upload/select SSL certificate.
DNS server 1 ip; default: 8.8.8.8 Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot.
DNS server 2 ip; default: 8.8.4.4 Additional DNS servers that are to be used by the Hotspot.
Radius[edit source]

Radius authentication mode uses an external RADIUS server, to which you have to provide an address to, instead of using the router's Local Authentication. If you are using Local authentication, this section is not visible.

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Field Value Description
RADIUS server #1 ip; default: none The IP address of the RADIUS server #1 that is to be used for Authenticating your wireless clients.
RADIUS server #2 ip; default: none The IP address of the RADIUS server #2 that is to be used for Authenticating your wireless clients.
Authentication port integer [0..65535]; default: 1812 RADIUS server authentication port.
Accounting port integer [0..65535]; default: 1813 RADIUS server accounting port.
NAS identifier string; default: none NAS-Identifier is one of the basic RADIUS attributes.
Radius secret key string; default: none The secret key is a password used for authentication with the RADIUS server.
Swap octets off | on; default: off Swaps the meaning of input octets and output as it relates to RADIUS attributes.
Location name string; default: none Custom location name for your Hotspot.
Location ID string; default: none Custom location ID for your Hotspot.
Walled Garden[edit source]

You can add a list of addresses that users connected to the Hotspot will be able to reach without any authentication. By default this list is empty. Simply write addresses into the Address List.

Format of address is website.com (does not include https://www).

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URL Parameters[edit source]

The URL parameters section becomes visible when Landing page is selected as External in General settings section.

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Field Value Description
UAM IP string; default: none The IP Address of the Captive Portal gateway.
UAM port string; default: none The port on which the Captive Portal will serve web content.
Called string; default: none The MAC address of the IP Address of the Captive Portal gateway.
MAC string; default: none The MAC address of the client trying to gain Internet access.
NAS id string; default: none An identification for the Captive Portal used in the RADIUS request.
Session id string; default: none The unique identifer for session.
User url string; default: none The URL which the user tried to access before he were redirected to the Captive Portal's URL's pages.
Challenge string; default: none A challenge that should be used together with the user's password to create an encrypted phrase used to log on.
Custom 1 string; default: none Add custom name and custom value which will be displayed in url parameters.
- SSID | Hostname | FW version | --Custom--; default: SSID -
Custom 2 string; default: none Add custom name and custom value which will be displayed in url parameters.
- SSID | Hostname | FW version | --Custom--; default: SSID -
User Scripts[edit source]

In this section you can add custom Scripts that will be executed after a session is authorized in the Session up section, after session has moved from authorized state to unauthorized in the Session down section and after a new user has been signed up in the User signup section.

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Local Users[edit source]

The Local Users section is used to create and manage users that can connect to the Hotspot. The elements comprising the Local Users page are explained in the list and figure below.

  1. Entering a Username, Password and clicking the 'Add' button creates a new user.
  2. The 'Group' dropdown menu assigns a user to another group.
  3. The 'Edit' button lets you change a user's password or assign the user to another group.
  4. The 'Delete[X]' button deletes a user.

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Landing Page[edit source]

This section is used to define how your Hotspot's Landing Page will look like to connecting users.

General Settings[edit source]


General Settings section lets you choose the authentication protocol and theme that will be used in the Landing Page. You can download more themes using the Package Manager

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Themes[edit source]


The Themes section displays all available Landing Page themes. In order to edit a theme, click the 'Edit' button next to it.

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Images[edit source]


The Images section allows you to upload custom images to different objects.

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Style Settings[edit source]


Pressing edit button Networking rutx manual edit button v1.png next to style settings lets you edit how your landing page will look visually using CSS syntax.

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View Settings[edit source]


In View Settings you can access and modify default templates for various parts of landing page and edit their HTML code.

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User Groups[edit source]

User Groups provides the possibility to set different connection limits for different users. A group called 'default' is already created and does not have any limitations set by default. You can

  1. create a new group by entering a custom Name and clicking 'Add'
  2. or configure the existing rule by clicking the 'Edit' button next to it.

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A group's settings page will look similar to this:

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Field Value Description
Idle timeout integer; default: none A timeout in seconds after which idle users are automatically disconnected from the Hotspot. (0 means unlimited.)
Time limit integer; default: none Disables hotspot user after time limit in sec is reached. (0, meaning unlimited)
Download bandwidth integer; default: none Maximum download bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Mbit/s.
Upload bandwidth integer; default: none Maximum upload bandwidth that the users assigned to this template can achieve. Bandwidth can be specified in Mbit/s.
Download limit integer; default: none A received data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Download limit is specified in MB.
Upload limit integer; default: none A sent data limit that the users assigned to this template can reach. After the data limit is reached, the user will lose data connection. Upload limit is specified in MB.
Warning integer; default: none Send an SMS warning to hotspot user after warning value of download or upload data in MB is reached. Only works with SMS OTP authentication.
Period Month | Week | Day; default: Month The beginning of the period during which the restriction specified in this section will apply. After the period is over, all specified limits are reset.
Start day integer [1..31] | Monday..Sunday | integer [1..24]; default: 1 Choices changes depending on what 'Period' was chosen. Specifies which day of the month, week or hour of the day the limits will be reset.

User Management[edit source]

The User management section displays the status and session statistics of currently logged in users. You can also "kick" (deauthenticate) a user by clicking the 'Logout' button next to it.

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