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WFilter NG firewall added support of Facebook Wi-Fi.

Facebook Wi-Fi lets customers check in to participating businesses on Facebook for free Wi-Fi access. When people check in to your Page, you can share offers and other announcements with them. Official Facebook Wi-Fi guide can be found at here.

A recent update of WFilter NG firewall added support of “Facebook Wi-Fi”. Together with “wechat WiFi”, WFilter provides a solution for social network marketing of your business.

This post demonstrates the steps to enable “Facebook Wi-Fi”.

1. Add a local user for facebook checkin.

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2. Enable “Facebook Wi-Fi” in “Web Auth”->”Thirdparty Auth”.

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3. Click “Register Facebook Page” to associate WFilter with your business facebook page.

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4. Now client devices will be redirected to the login page.

On visits to http webpage, clients will be redirected.

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5. Click “check in“  to continue web browsing.

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A more detailed guide can be found at here: Webauth of WFilter NG Firewall.

 

Optimize bandwidth of your network with WFilter NG Firewall.

Sometimes you will come to the following solutions when your internet bandwidth is insufficient:

  1. Use more than one broadband connection.
  2. Block applications which consume much bandwidth. For example, you might use “WFilter Enterprise passby internet content filter windows software” to block downloading and online streaming.
  3. Limit the real-time bandwidth rate for clients. This can be done in your router of firewall.

However, these solutions have disadvantages:

  1. Without access control, using multiple broadband connections can not bring better experience. It because downloading and streaming can easily consume most of your bandwidth.
  2. “Application blocking” can save your bandwidth. However, users experience are impacted. Users will complain about no streaming or downloading.
  3. Rate limiting does not optimize your bandwidth. Users will still complain about slow internet speed.

WFilter NG Firewall brings total solutions for bandwidth optimization.

1. Powerful access control policy

With “Access Policy” modules, you can block p2p downloading, online streaming, streaming websites. Please check: Access Policy

2. Multi-WAN load balancing and routing

In case you have multiple broadband connections, WFilter NG Firewall’s “Multi-WAN” module can help you to:

  • Load balancing on multiple broadband connections.
  • Setup routing policies. For example, a). business servers are routed to a dedicated connection, b). video sites are routed to another connection.

For more details, please check: Muti-WAN

3. Bandwidth priority

With the “Priority” module, traffic with higher priority goes first. For example, you can set business servers traffic to the highest priority. So even the network is extremly busy, servers bandwidth won’t be influenced.

When installed, there are default rules: email > web > p2p and streaming. You also can customize your own rules.

For more details, please check: bandwidth priority

4. Bandwidth shaper

This module is for you to set bandwidth rate for clients. You can set the rate to ip ranges, user group or department.

Each group have a “maximum bandwidth rate” and “minimum bandwidth rate”. The minimum rate ensures the clients to have this bandwidth rate even the line is busy.

For more details, please check: bandwidth shaper
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