Meraki Hotspot Configuration

If not done already, install spotipo on your sever by following tutorial available here.

Make sure you have enabled ports 1812 and 1813 in your firewall for UDP traffic.

Add a Client

Client accounts have read only access only to sites allocated to them.

Its used for providing clients with access to stats.

Get started by adding a client , go to Dashboard -> Clients -> Add New Client and provide the necessary details.

Add a Site

Each location is represented by a Site. A site can have multiple routers (of the same type)

After adding the client add a new site by clicking on the Add New Site button in the drop down menu on top right.

Select the client you have just created, Site type as Meraki and configure the correct timezone and Save

Get IP of Accesspoint from Meraki Dashboard

Login to Meraki dashboard by going to https://account.meraki.com/login/dashboard_login

Select your network, then go to Wireless -> Access points and click on the required access point.

From access point details note down Public IP/External IP

Add a Meraki Access point to Spotipo

Go the site you have created in step 2. You can navigate to the site from drop down menu on upper right corner.

From toolbar tab select Meraki APs option.

Create a new Access point for configuring your Meraki network.

Once added, remember to note down the details created by spotipo for your access point.

Enable a Custom-Hosted Splash page on the Meraki Cloud

Go back to meraki dashboard again and select your network, then navigate to Wireless -> Splash page

Select the SSID you want to configure from the SSID drop-down.

Save Changes.

Configure Access Control

Go to Wireless -> Access control

In Splash section, enable sign-on with ‘my RADIUS Server’.

Add following domains to walled garden. Remember to replace with your spotipo server IP/FQDN

<YOURSERVER NAME/IP>
facebook.com
akamaihd.net
akamai.net
edgecastcdn.net
licdn.net
cloudfront.net
fbcdn.net
instagram.com
cdninstagram.com

Save and Wait

Remember to press Save so that all the settings will be saved in the cloud. Please wait for 1-2 minutes for those settings to be active on the AP.

If everything is configured properly, you should be able to see Spotipo landing page when connecting to Guest WiFi network.


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