Easy HotSpot User Manager

Easy HotSpot is a very simple and easy to use WiFi Hotspot user management utility by Team Zetozone.

It can be used with a Mikrotik Hardware Router or a PC installed with Mikrotik RouterOS for managing WiFi hotspots.  It is suitable for hotspots of any size and capacity like small internet caffes to Hotels and Resorts and Educational institutions like Universities, or Giant corporate houses employing 1000’s of simultaneous users in each site.


Why this Utility?

Eventhough the interface provided by mikrotik is very powerful, is not suitable for an ordinary user manager performing only the very basic activities like managing the guest users and profiles with very little effort and in an easily manageable way.  Here comes the Easy HotSpot as an assistant to serve.


Major Features:

Adding Single Guest User Accounts

Adding Multiple Guest User Accounts as a single lot

Listing Active Users

Listing inactive Users

Remove Selected/All User Accounts

Remove all validity expired User Accounts

Server Log of Recent Activities

Removal of uninitiated guest accounts.  Accounts created earlier but no one has started using it yet.

Voucher Management and Printing.  Different Voucher Printing options are available suiting needs of all.

Management of System user Accounts who are in charge of managing the guest user accounts with this utility. 3 levels of System users are there from the Super power Admin to Unit heads and normal users. There is no limit on the number of system users of any level.

Hotspot User Profiles Management:  Creation of User profiles to changing options like Session Timeout, MAC Cookie Timeout, Keepalive Timeout, Download and Upload Speed Limits, Number of simultaneous user logins allowed per user account etc.


 

Single User Creation

Creation of a single guest user account done here

Give Username, Password, Time limit in days, Maximum data usage allowed, Bandwidth profile (Download/Upload rate limit Profile)

Click Issue to create User Account or Back Button to cancel the operation.

 

Creation of Multiple guest user accounts

Creation of Multiple guest user accounts done here

Give the required number of Guest user accounts to create, Username prefix if any,  Password length (4 to 10 characters), Time limit in days, Maximum data usage allowed, Bandwidth profile (Download/Upload rate limit Profile) and select the option whether we need same username and password or different username and password.

Click Issue to create the required number of Guest User Accounts or Back Button to cancel the operation.

Creation of Multiple guest user accounts Success

Creation of Multiple guest user accounts Success

After clicking the Issue Button in the Add Multiple User creation option, a popup window pops-up on successful creation showing that  xx number of guest user accounts created successfully.

For printing the multiple guest accounts vouchers, use the Voucher printing menu option in the main menu.

Last single user accounts created also can be printed using the  Voucher printing menu option, but before any other guest user accounts are generated.

Removal of Selected Guest User Accounts

Removal of Selected Guest User Accounts done here.

Select Remove Selected Users menu option for removing guest user accounts selectively.

By choosing this option we are presented with a list of Inactive user accounts(at the moment), which can be removed.

We may either use the Remove button against each row to remove them individually or tick the selection boxes in each row and finally clicking the Remove Selected Button at the bottom of the window to remove the selected accounts all along at once.

Press back button to cancel/go back to main menu.

Removal of Validity Expired Guest User Accounts

Removal of Validity expired Guest User Accounts done here

Click Remove all Expired menu option to reach this list.

All user accounts having expired their validity either by using the full quota of data allowed or time limit allowed exceeded are listed in this option can be removed at once by clicking Remove All button.

This is a kind of cleanup option, which removes all validity expired guest user accounts irrespective of the age of accounts.

Press back button to go back to main menu.

Guest User Voucher Printing

Guest User Voucher Printing options are available from the Voucher Printing menu option.

The LAST voucher/vouchers generated through the Add Single User/Add Multiple Users option can be printed using this option.

There are about 6 different voucher format choices available in the menu, which has to be clicked to get the printout of the voucher/List of Guest accounts in the selected format.

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  3. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  4. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  5. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)
  6. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Click Main menu option to go back to Main menu and Reset Option to Refresh the Voucher Printing Page.

Voucher printing – Single account per row list

Voucher printing – Single account per row list

Other Options are:

  1. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  3. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  4. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)
  5. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Voucher printing – Two accounts per row list

Voucher printing – Two accounts per row list

Other Options are:

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  3. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  4. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)
  5. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Voucher printing – Three accounts per row list

Voucher printing – Three accounts per row list

This is for printing as a compressed list to save space, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only

Other Options are:

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  3. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  4. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)
  5. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Voucher Printing – Single account in 2 rows

Voucher Printing – Single account in 2 rows

Other options are

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  3. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  4. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)
  5. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Voucher Printing – Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format

shot14eaVoucher Printing – Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format

Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  3. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  4. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  5. Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option)

Voucher printing – Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format

shot14faVoucher printing – Three accounts per row and as formatted slip/ID card like format

Adjust the paper size while printing to adjust the size of the output slip, normally A4/like paper sizes are selected with this option

Other Printing options are:

  1. Single account per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  2. Two accounts per row list (Plain list  for printing as a list)
  3. Three accounts per row list(Plain list  for printing as a list, but remember this should be used for SAME PASSWORD/USERNAME accounts only)
  4. Single account in 2 rows(Plain list  for printing as a list)
  5. Single Voucher as a formatted slip/ID card like format(Adjust the paper size while printing to get a neat output, normally Envelope type paper sizes are selected with this option)

Managing System Users

Managing System Users

When clicked the System users menu option, will present a list of all System users available in the system whether active or not.  Active/Inactive users are listed in different colors to easily recognize the System user account status.

System users are the in-house persons authorized to manage the activities of the WiFi Hotspot setup. They only operate this utility and is required to login with their username and password to gain access to this utility.  So it is required to create those system user accounts by the Super user of this setup, the Admin user.  Only Admin user(s) are permitted to manage system user accounts.

System user management is activated by clicking the System Users menu option.

System users can be created, edited and deleted by the admin.  He/she can reset their passwords also.

Wshot16hen created all system user accounts will be having a default password of ‘password’, which can be changed by themselves after logging in and through the System Users menu option.

There are 3 levels of System users, viz Admin User, Unit heads and System Users.

There is no limit on the number of users in each level.

Admin level users only can manage other system user’s accounts.  He/She can deactivate/Activate any System user on will.

Managing System User Accounts by Admins

System user account Management By Admin

System users are the in-house persons authorized to manage the activities of the WiFi Hotspot setup. They only operate this utility and is required to login with their username and password to gain access to this utility.  So it is required to create those system user accounts by the Super user of this setup, the Admin user.  Only Admin user(s) are permitted to manage system user accounts.

System user management is activated by clicking the System Users menu option.

System users can be created, edited and deleted by the admin.  He/she can reset their passwords also.

When created all system user accounts will be having a default password of ‘password’, which can be changed by themselves after logging in and through the System Users menu option.

There are 3 levels of System users, viz Admin User, Unit heads and System Users.

There is no limit on the number of users in each level.

Admin level users only can manage other system user’s accounts.  He/She can deactivate/Activate any System user on will.

Removal of Uninitiated Guest User Accounts

Removal of Uninitiated Guest User Accounts done here

Click Remove all Uninitiated menu option to reach this list.

All user accounts having not yet initiated any activities from creation are listed in this option can be removed at once by clicking Remove button.

This is a kind of cleanup option, which removes all uninitiated guest user accounts irrespective of the age of accounts.

Press back button to go back to main menu.

Managing Hotspot User profiles

Managing Hotspot User profiles

When clicked the User Profiles menu option, will present a list of all user profiles available in the hotspot along with a few of its specifications.

Hotspot User Profiles are created and stored in the Hotspot server and is used for managing the guest users’ activities in the hotspot.   Only Admin user(s) and to a certain extend unithead users are also permitted to manage system hotspot user profiles.

Hotspot User Profiles management is activated by clicking the Hotspot User profiles menu option.

Hotspot User Profiles can be created, edited and deleted by the admin level accounts and to a certain level unit head level system users also.

When creating Hotspot User Profiles if not supplied all options those will be defaulted to some safe values, which can be changed later by admin level users.

The options available are the Session Timeout values, MAC Cookie timeout, Keepalive Timeout and Download/Upload Rate limits and the number of concurrent users allowed for this profile.

There is no limit on the number of profiles created in the server.

Admin level users only can manage Hotspot user profiles.  He/She can edit/remove any User profile on will.

To create a new profile,  click the MORE OPTIONS Button of any profile row and click the Add New button after changing the Name of the Profile.  Change the required options as per the choice and save the profile.  The created profiles will be available to the guest user accounts when creating them to select with to control Speed Limit etc.

Managing Hotspot User profiles – By Administrative level System Users

Managing Hotspot User profiles – By Administrative level System Users

When clicked the User Profiles menu option, will present a list of all user profiles available in the hotspot along with a few of its specifications.

Hotspot User Profiles are created and stored in the Hotspot server and is used for managing the guest users’ activities in the hotspot.   Only Admin user(s) and to a certain extend unithead users are also permitted to manage system hotspot user profiles.

Hotspot User Profiles management is activated by clicking the Hotspot User profiles menu option.

Hotspot User Profiles can be created, edited and deleted by the admin level accounts and to a certain level unit head level system users also.

When creating Hotspot User Profiles if not supplied all options those will be defaulted to some safe values, which can be changed later by admin level users.

The options available are the Session Timeout values, MAC Cookie timeout, Keepalive Timeout and Download/Upload Rate limits and the number of concurrent users allowed for this profile.

There is no limit on the number of profiles created in the server.

Admin level users only can manage Hotspot user profiles.  He/She can edit/remove any User profile on will.

To create a new profile,  click the MORE OPTIONS Button of any profile row and click the Add New button after changing the Name of the Profile.  Change the required options as per the choice and save the profile.  The created profiles will be available to the guest user accounts when creating them to select with to control Speed Limit etc.

Why there is a REFRESH Menu option?

Why there is a REFRESH Menu button?

The Easy HotSpot utility is designed to perform like an SPA Application to speed up and secure the activities.  It acts immediately to every System user actions but not immediately updates the screen in order to have maximum speed and performance.  In most cases this is not required also.

In cases where we want to show the updated lists/status of items/activities, please use REFRESH button shown in the main menu.