While EnGenius can support limited captive portal capability in the Neutron™ system using the Guest Network feature, this feature is only appropriate for single AP network deployments (e.g. retail shops, cafes, fast food restaurants, etc.) where users are not roaming between access points. Architecturally, the functions of captive portal and bandwidth limitations per user should be performed at the router for the site with a network controller, which integrates Layer 3 routing capabilities.

 

EnGenius does not manufacture enterprise routers or network controllers for applications requiring captive portals and/or bandwidth tracking per user. There are various third party vendors that provide such equipment as well as network installation, network support, and/or customer support services from Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). EnGenius switches and access points have been successfully deployed in numerous environments with such appliances.

 

While EnGenius does not recommend a particular third party vendor, a (non-comprehensive) listing of applicable third party routers and network controllers, along with their basic capabilities, is provided in the table below for reference.

 

If you need a referral for provisioning, installation, and ongoing support services, please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

Router

 

Network Size

 

VLANs

supported

 

Captive Portal

Integrated Content Filter

Paypal / Credit Card

Email / Social Media Logins

PMS

Integration (Hotels)

 

 

Market Niche

SonicWALL

http://www.sonicwall.com/

Yes

Small – Large

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Assorted MDU, Large Venues

Guest Internet Soltuions (GIS)

http://www.guest-internet.com

Yes

Small

No

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

No

Assorted MDU

Valuepoint

http://www.valuepointnet.com

Yes

Small – Large

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Assorted MDU, Large Venues

Cloud4Wi

http://www.cloud4wi.com

Cloud

Small – Medium

N/A

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

No

Retail, Restaurants, Hotels, etc.

Iron Wi-Fi

http://www.ironwifi.com

Cloud

Small – Medium

N/A

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

No

Retail, Restaurants, Hotels, etc.

Purple Wi-Fi

http://www.purplewifi.net

Cloud

Small

N/A

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Retail, Social Media focused

Wavespot

http://www.wavespot.net

Yes

Small

Yes

Yes

No*

No

Yes

No

Retail, Social Media focused

ÜberWi

http://www.uberwi.com

Yes

Small – Medium

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Small networks, easy to manage

WiDirect

http://www.allcitywireless.com

Yes

Medium – Large

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Assorted MDU, Large Venues

NetProfit

http://www.themeshnetworks.com/netprofit.php

Yes

Medium

Yes

Yes

No*

Yes

No

No

Assorted MDU

RGNets

http://www.rgnets.com

Yes

Medium – Large

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

??

Assorted MDU, Large Venues

Nomadix

http://www.nomadix.com

Yes

Medium – Large

Yes

Yes

No*

Yes

No

Yes

Hotels (integration with PMS)