How to configure your SputnikNet network.
SputnikNet ID and Site Name.
Send Router Inactive SNMP Traps.
Session Monitor Logo.
If you leave this field blank, the default Sputnik logo will be displayed on session monitors.
If you enter a URL to your logo, session monitors will display that instead. You can access your logo from a remote server, or you can upload it to SputnikNet.
Enter "none" if you do not want a logo to appear.
For more information about how the session monitor works, see this chapter.
Session Idle Timeout.
Session Idle Timeout is the amount of time, in seconds, before a user's session is ended if no traffic is sent or received. The default is 900 seconds, or 15 minutes. In this case, if a user were to leave a hotspot without terminating their session using the Session Monitor window, their session would end within 15 minutes, after which they would have to re-log in to access the internet. The minimum value is 5 minutes (300 seconds).
NOTE: if MAC authentication is enabled (for example, in the case of paid Wi-Fi access), their device will re-log in automatically when they re-associate with your hotspot.
For accounting purposes, user sessions end when they are terminated, either by the user via the Session Monitor Window, or by idle timeout.
Note that the idle timeout value should be lower than the Sputnik-Powered device's DHCP lease period in order to be effective (for devices that utilize DHCP). This is because a DHCP lease renewal generates network traffic and restarts the idle timeout clock.
Disable Router Provisioning.
If you don't want to allow any new APs to be able to subscribe to your SputnikNet account, select this. This is used in cases where you have unused Subscriptions that you do not want to make available to anybody who subscribes their Sputnik-Powered device to your SputnikNet Account. However, we recommend against doing this in most cases because, in certain cases, if a router goes inactive and tries to re-connect, it is possible that it might not be allowed back onto your network.
Active Session/Inactive AP Handling.
This setting controls what happens to sessions on Sputnik-powered devices that have lost contact with SputnikNet once they regain connectivity. In other words, it defines how to handle idle timeout in the event that a Sputnik-Powered device temporarily loses contact with SputnikNet. Options are:
- Terminate when AP/Router goes inactive - client sessions are terminated when the router goes inactive (a router is deemed inactive 300seconds/5 minutes after its last contact with SputnikNet
- Terminate after DHCP lease expires - client sessions are terminated when the DHCP lease expires
- Terminate 15 minutes after DHCP lease expires - client sessions are terminated 15 minutes after the DHCP lease expires
- Terminate 1 hour after DHCP lease expires - client sessions are terminated 1 hour after the DHCP lease expires