Ignitenet AP Socifi Captive Portal Integration Guide

Using the Cloud Add-on (preferred)


  • Confirm the activation.
  • You can manage Add-on settings by clicking on the gear in the right-top corner of the activated  Add-on.


  • Select the nearest RADIUS set to optimize the performance of your hotspot.


Using the Web Interface or the Ignitenet Cloud Controller

Hotspot and RADIUS Servers Setup  We recommend to use this set of RADIUS servers:

100%RADIUS Servers in Europe.


Domain:rad-1-euw-1.socifi.com rad-2-euw-1.socifi.com 

IP address: 

Radius shared   secret:socifisocifi

34%RADIUS Servers in North America.



IP address:

Radius shared   secret:socifisocifi

27%RADIUS Servers in Asia-Pacific.



IP address:

Radius shared   secret:socifisocifi

25%RADIUS Servers in South America.


Domain:rad-1-sae-1.socifi.com rad-2-sae-1-socifi.com

IP address: 

Radius shared   secret:socifisocifi

List of RADIUS according to your location:

 For North America

RADIUS Server 1

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

RADIUS Server 2

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

 For South America

RADIUS Server 1

rad-1-sae-1.socifi.com or IP address: shared secret: socifi

RADIUS Server 2

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

 For Europe and Africa

RADIUS Server 1

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

RADIUS Server 2

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

 For Asia-Pacific

RADIUS Server 1

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

RADIUS Server 2

rad-2-euw-1.socifi.com or IP address: 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.

Set up of hotspots, RADIUS servers and captive portal all together in menu NETWORK / Hotspot Settings. Check Enable Hotspot Service ONconfigure NETWORK SETTINGS section and RADIUS SETTINGS section as follows. 

Eanble Hotspot   ServiceOn
Network IP
Network mask
DHCP StartThe first IP Address assigned by   the DHCP Server
DHCP EndThe last IP Address assigned   by the DHCP Server
DHCP Lease TimeLease Time of IP Address in   seconds
DNS 1IP Address of   the Primary DNS Server
DNS 2IP Address of   the Secondary DNS Server
DNS Domain NameYou can leave empty or enter any   desired name
Radius Server 1 (obligatory entry)
Radius Server 2 (obligatory entry)
Radius Shared Secretsocifi (obligatory entry)
Radius Auth Port1812 (obligatory entry)
Radius Acct Port1813 (obligatory entry)
Enable RadSecOff (obligatory entry)
Radius Auth MethodCHAP (obligatory entry)
Local ID
Local Name
NAS IDIN_xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx where   the xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx is the MAC address. It's the same one as used in   chapter below.


Captive Portal and Walled Garden Setup

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

socifi.com   facebook.comakamaihd.netakamai.netedgecastcdn.nettwitter.comtwimg.com   fastly.netlicdn.netcloudfront.netfbcdn.netinstagram.comcdninstagram.com   linkedin.comlicdn.com

 Want to Allow Google+ login ?

Captive Portal URLhttp://connect.socifi.com
Walled Garden


Wi-Fi Setup

Set up a Hotspot function with SOCIFI service in WIRELESS / Wireless Settings section. Set up Wi-Fi for each AP radio (Radio #0  5 GHz and Radio #1 2.4 GHz). Settings is set according to the standard and your needs.


The Hotspot function with SOCIFI service is added in sub-settings WIRELESS NETWORKS at each Wi-Fi radios. In NETWORK SETTINGS part set Network Behavior to entry Hotspot Controlled. An option Limit Upload / Download leave unchecked, it is automatically set from SOCIFI Dashboard Settings. The option Limit Upload is not set automatically from SOCIFI Dashboard Settings for device with firmware version 1.1.3.

Configure Time Settings

The length of each session is ruled by the time and date stamp, therefore you need to check Network Time (NTP) synchronization in SYSTEM / Services. Timezone needs to be set as your location timezone and timeserver set according to the information below.

Please set servers that are as close to your location as possible. You can find NTP list here: http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/

Add device at SOCIFI Dashboard

MAC address, which must be entered into the SOCIFI Dashboard / Hotspot settings, can be found as BSSID entry in menu DASHBOARD / WIRELESS STATUS. During testing the device, this MAC address was set in SOCIFI Dashboard / Hotspot settings according to BSSID entry at Wireless Radio #1 (2.4 GHz) interface and identification at SOCIFI system of both Radios was equal to entry at Wireless Radio #1 (2.4 GHz). 

As equipment under the Hardware setting select the IgniteNet.

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 https://socifi-doc.atlassian.net/wiki/download/thumbnails/3440686/image2016-9-26%2016:54:44.png?version=1&modificationDate=1476259712317&cacheVersion=1&api=v2&width=32&height=32 (Hotspot pending). After the first user connects to the hotspot via SOCIFI, the status will automatically change and appear as https://socifi-doc.atlassian.net/wiki/download/thumbnails/3440686/image2016-9-26%2016:54:54.png?version=1&modificationDate=1476259712569&cacheVersion=1&api=v2&width=32&height=32 (Active) within an hour.Get your first connections to test if it works properly.