Login to SputnikNet, select "Control Center" and enter the number of APs, gateways and range extenders that you want to manage.
Provision with plug ‘n play ease.
Provision Sputnik-powered devices simply by plugging them into broadband and "subscribing" them to your SputnikNet account. The device creates a secure connection to SputnikNet, receives its provisioning information and is ready to go. If the device ever loses power or is reset for any reason, no worries—it will automatically reconnect to your SputnikNet account.
Access points behind firewalls? No problem.
Sputnik-powered devices can be provisioned behind firewalls and multiple levels of NAT (network address translation). SputnikNet uses “name services”, similar to the way a web browser contacts a named web site such as www.google.com. That means that as long as the device has access to the Internet, it can be instantly provisioned and managed by SputnikNet.
Gain complete control.
Remotely manage all of your Sputnik-powered Wi-FI APs using SputnikNet. Change SSID (the Wi-Fi network’s name), change Wi-Fi channel, modify power output from anywhere, over a secure Web interface.
Reboot or ping APs over the web. Quickly view active Wi-Fi sessions and network policies applied to any device. You can even remotely terminate any user on your network.
Run commands on APs in the field
Remotely execute commands on any AP. For example, check out DHCP leases, DNS setup, WAN interface configuration details—whatever you need to know. Sputnik comes with lots of useful pre-built commands, or you can issue virtually any Linux shell command to any AP across the Internet, without ever leaving your web browser. SputnikNet makes remote diagnostics and configuration a snap.
Burnish your brand.
You work hard to give your customers a great experience. With SputnikNet, you can easily offer Wi-Fi services that engage customers with your brand.
If you are a service provider, show your venue customers how they can deliver branded or co-branded Wi-Fi services that meet their business and marketing goals.
Multiple captive portals
Create as many captive portals as you need. Customize redirect pages, walled gardens, and session monitor windows. You can the same portal across your entire network or assign specific captive portals to certain locations.
Web 2.0 goodness
Create a compelling customer experience.
SputnikNet gives you complete control over customer experience, access limits and Wi-Fi business models. Offer free, branded, ad-supported or paid Wi-Fi services—or a mixture of these and other approaches—across your network or even on a single access point.
Multiple authentication methods
Enable users to authenticate via simple clickthrough, access code, or username/password. SputnikNet can generate random access codes for you, or you can easily upload your own.
Enable devices—printers, security cameras or VoIP phones—to authenticate onto your network automatically via MAC address. Or enable approved customers to skip captive portal login altogether.
Flexible time or bandwidth limits
SputnikNet makes it easy to set time or bandwidth limits. You can also stop users from abusing your bandwidth by blocking peer-to-peer file sharing applications.
Powerful payment options
Set up your own rate plans, and accept PayPal or credit card payments in more than 144 world currencies. Keep all of your revenues—Sputnik doesn't take a cut.
Simple network security
Allow employees to use Wi-Fi for access to internal networks, but block guest users from private networks. If you need more fine-grained control over network security, Sputnik provides the ability to design and apply allow, deny, port-forwarding and destination NAT policies.
SputnikNet makes it easy to build family-friendly hotspots. You can apply OpenDNS to any or all of the access points on your network to block inappropriate content and phishing scams.
See what’s going on.
You need to stay on top of the status of your Wi-Fi network. SputnikNet comes with a variety of powerful reporting tools that will let you track the status of your network in real time. You can have reports regularly emailed to you, or download them for analyzing in a spreadsheet.
Track usage by Wi-Fi client or by access point. Use the information for capacity planning or blocking bandwidth abusers.
Get updates automatically emailed to you if an AP on your network goes down for any reason.
Add custom reports as you need them.
You can even have custom-branded user access reports emailed to your venue customers. For example, if you are providing Wi-Fi to a coffee shop or chain of hotels, each could receive daily, weekly or monthly access reports for the access points on their networks.
SputnikNet is the super-flexible, web-based management system for Wi-Fi hotspots and hotzones. Click on the post-it icons below to see more details about SputnikNet's key features.