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To help you easily understand and enjoy the Facebook Portal feature, this configuration guide introduces in detail what Facebook Portal is and how to configure Facebook Portal.
1.1 Facebook Portal Introduction
In Facebook Portal authentication, when customers connect to your Wi-Fi, they will be redirected to your Facebook Page. To access the internet, customers need to pass the authentication on the Page.
The following introduces the main advantages of Facebook Portal, which may help you determine whether you should choose Facebook Portal on your network.
- Advertising Business
Users connected to your Facebook Wi-Fi will be redirected to your Facebook Page where displays the desired information, such as pictures, videos, announcements and your phone number for customer feedback. Additionally, users can log in with their Facebook accounts, check in on your Facebook Page and leave a record in the Timeline, which may help advertise your business.
- Simple Network Access Authentication
Some countries and regions require network service providers to authenticate users. For example, Russia requires all users to be authenticated before accessing the public Wi-Fi. Facebook Portal is a simple and effective access authentication method. With Facebook Portal, your customers only need to connect to your SSID and log in to their Facebook accounts or skip check-in to get authenticated.
- Feedback Collection
On your Facebook Page, you can collect the customers’ comments, likes and feedback, which are very helpful for your service quality improvement.
1.2 Network Topology for Facebook Portal
The following figure shows the network topology for Facebook Portal.
1.3 Facebook Authentication Process
The process of accessing the internet via Facebook Portal authentication is as follows:
- Users connect to the SSID for Facebook Portal and obtain the Facebook authentication page.
- On the authentication page, there are two available authentication modes:
• Facebook Login Mode: Users need to log in to their Facebook accounts and check in on your Facebook Page.
• Skip Mode: Users needn’t log in to their Facebook accounts. To get authenticated, they only need to enter a Wi-Fi code or simply skip the sign link.
3 After authenticated, users will be redirected to the authentication result page. They can continue to visit your Facebook Page.
2 Configure Facebook Portal
This chapter introduces how to configure Facebook Portal. The configuration overview is as follows:
- Upgrade EAPs and Omada Controller.
- Configure Facebook Page.
- Adopt EAPs and create SSID in Omada Controller.
- Configure Facebook Portal in Omada Controller.
2.1 Upgrade EAPs and Omada Controller To get the newly developed Facebook Portal feature, make sure that both of your EAPs and Omada Controller are upgraded to the latest versions:
- EAP: The version which supports V2.6.0 or above.
- Omada Controller: V2.6.0 or above.
Go to the download center https://www.tp-link.com/download-center.html and search your EAP models and Omada Controller. Then download the latest upgrade files one by one and upgrade the EAPs and Omada Controller using the proper downloaded files.
2.2 Configure Facebook Page
If you already have a Facebook Page, you can skip this section. If not, follow the steps below to create a Facebook Page:
1)Go to the Facebook official website https://www.facebook.com and create a new account with your email or phone number.
2)Log in with your new account.
3)Click Create in the top bar and then click Page in the pop-up window.
4)The following window will appear. Based on the Page type to be created, click Get Started.
5)Specify a category, enter the required information and click Continue to create your Page.
6)Customize your Facebook Page according to your actual needs.
8)Go to Settings > Page Info and scroll down to Location to check the Facebook Page has a valid address. If not, fill in the location, drag the map to reposition and click Save Changes.