SputnikNet 3.4.0

SputnikNet version 3.4.0 is a major update. New features and enhancements include:

Enhanced User Interface

  • Faster, easier access to useful information and controls
  • Enhanced views for routers, captive portals, authentication systems, network policies, clients and sessions data
  • Quick MAC lookup to see what kind of devices are on your network

Better Remote Device Management

  • New Provisioning mode allows you to add Wi-Fi routers to your SputnikNet account without requiring subscriptions in advance
  • New Pro subscription level enables you to add advanced features to any or all routers on your network
  • Device subscription level can be changed from SputnikNet (instead of the router’s user interface)
  • Network policy view shows which network policies are applied to Wi-Fi clients before and after authentication
  • Radio scheduling allows you to turn Wi-Fi off at defined intervals

Per-User Bandwidth Controls

  • Set maximum upload rate and download rate per client
  • Improved bandwidth accounting

Content Caching

  • Improve network performance and save bandwidth by storing frequently accessed web content locally (requires Pro subscription, router with USB port, Sputnik USB flash drive)
  • Content caching reports enable you to view bandwidth saving and speedup statistics in real time

SMS Authentication

  • Enables you to text login codes to user cell phones (requires Essendex subscription)
  • Users simply enter cell phone number in captive portal and are sent a text with the login code
  • Sputnik charges no fees for SMS messages

Session Queueing

  • Set a maximum number of Wi-Fi sessions on a router; users who log in after the maximum is reached are given a place in line, with an estimate of when they’ll make it to the front of the queue and get online (requires Pro subscription)

Updated Reports

  • Revamped session reports, enabling session time and bandwidth summaries by router, client, authentication system and captive portal

Captive Portal and Authentication System Improvements

  • Disable Welcome Screen option, enabling you to immediately redirect the user to the web site of your choice, after login
  • User Authentication System: CSV export of harvested emails
  • PayPal Authentication System: updated list of PayPal’s affiliate server IPs