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Topic: Captive Portal

Why Should Your Business Offer a Captive Portal to Your Guests?

Why Should Your Business Offer a Captive Portal to Your Guests?

Over the past decade, the hospitality industry has become technology-driven. Deloitte’s 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook reveals “just how much technology has shaped the travel and hospitality industry in such a relatively short time. In 2009, the first hotel and airline apps were just hitting the market. Instagram and iPads didn’t exist.”

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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design
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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale. Reliable, secure airport WiFi is crucial for your users, so before you upgrade your wireless network or start a new design, consider these 4 common airport WiFi problems:

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5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Can Make or Break Your Retail Chain

5 Ways Guest WiFi Service Can Make or Break Your Retail Chain

As anyone in retail will tell you, its getting harder to get customers in the door. Online shopping provides a level of convenience that is hard to match, but don't lose heart. The discerning consumer is more interested now than ever in experiences, and providing a solid, safe, reliable guest WiFi service is one major way to create the experience your customers are looking for.   Here are 5 ways WiFi can transform your space:

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Going Social: Offering Social Media Sign-on for Your Guest WiFi Network

Going Social: Offering Social Media Sign-on for Your Guest WiFi Network

Today’s consumers don’t leave home without their smartphones, and they expect robust WiFi wherever they go—stores, coffee shops, restaurants, heck, even the waiting room at the vet’s office. And when they snap a pic of their huevos rancheros or a selfie with their labradoodle and sign into your guest WiFi network to share on social media, there is an opportunity for your business to harness that social media moment.

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Captive Portal for Retail: Your Store’s WiFi Bouncer

Captive Portal for Retail: Your Store’s WiFi Bouncer

When you offer Guest WiFi at your retail location, you are creating a bridge between your brand and your customers. This bridge allows for give-and-take, a mutually beneficial exchange: You provide free WiFi access for your customers, and in return, your customers provide some information about themselves (for example, their email address) to help you better understand and serve them.

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Why is a Captive Portal Important for Wireless Guest Access?
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Why is a Captive Portal Important for Wireless Guest Access?

Have you logged onto a public Wi-Fi network in a Starbucks or Panera Bread recently? If you have, you’ve seen a log on page otherwise known as a “captive portal” page. It looks like a standard webpage and most people click through the log on process without giving it much thought. But there are some really important things captive portal pages do that you need to understand if you’re the one offering free wireless guest access.

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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network
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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network

Many businesses today are scrambling to support the increasing demand for safer and faster guest wireless access to their networks. Wifi users today expect a certain level of access, you can't just throw up some access points anymore and call it a day, you need to deliver an experience to your users that enables mobility and security for both them and your organization.

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5 Lesser-Known Benefits Captive Portals Offer Your Guest Wi-Fi Network
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5 Lesser-Known Benefits Captive Portals Offer Your Guest Wi-Fi Network

Castles have moats. Subways have turnstiles. Even houses have doors. When you have something people want, you need to control who has access to it. For many businesses and organizations offering guest wireless access, having a captive portal can play a major role in your overall mobility strategy, not only for network security reasons but for many other lesser-known benefits as well.

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