How Sputnik Works
How to get started with Sputnik.
Sign up for a SputnikNet Account.
Purchase a SputnikNet Account from Sputnik's online store. There is a $49.95 setup fee. Name your account after your business.
Sputnik will email you login and password information so that you can start using your new SputnikNet account.
Design captive portals.
Reinforce your brand experience with walled garden sites (web sites that can be viewed before customers log in), welcome pages (pages that customers see after they log in), session monitor windows (optional popup windows that display time online to users and enable them to log out), and more.
Set up authentication systems, network policies, and media (beta).
Plug Sputnik-powered devices into broadband internet.
The first time you plug a Sputnik-powered device into broadband, and associate with it, it displays a page asking for the name of your SputnikNet account. Once entered, your Sputnik-powered device connects to your SputnikNet account over the internet, downloads its provisioning information, and is ready to go.
Apply captive portals, authentication systems, and policies to Sputnik-powered devices.
Apply your captive portals to one or many Sputnik-powered devices across your network. Apply one or more authentication systems, network policies, and media systems to your captive portals and Sputnik-powered devices. You have full control over the user experience and business models, which you can vary by site. No other system comes close to offering SputnikNet's flexibility and control.