Why do I need an WLH200?
The WLH200 simplifies
the network administrator’s installation and maintenance work associated
with the design and setup of a complex user authenticated public access
network. Embedded DHCP server, Authentication Server, User Data Base,
Network Address Translation, Web Based Remote Management and RADIUS
Client all integrated into one box makes configuration and maintenance
simple for a network administrator
The WLH200 is suitable
for deploying fee based Internet services to public users in hotels,
airports, and other hotspots, as well as, controlled network access to
campus resident housing, multi-dwelling units and corporate office
The WLH200 simplifies
the user’s experience when accessing high speed Internet services by
enabling instant plug and play without having to alter existing IP
configurations of the user’s PC. The WLH200 automatically accommodates
fixed IP, DHCP client, or private IP settings, and automatically
redirects a first time user to a log-in page for authenticating their
username and password. Once accepted, the user is allowed through to the
Where can you use the WLH200?
public network where USER AUTHENTICATION is a primary concern.
Authentication pages are presented to the end user via a web page so no
special authentication software needs to be installed on the end user’s
PC – all Internet access and authentication is done through the user’s
resorts, convention centers
Institutional facilities: primary schools, university campuses,
Healthcare facilities: clinics and labs, hospitals, medical group
Multi-dwelling / multi-tenant: apartments, condominiums, professional
buildings, strip malls
Hotspots: airports, cafes, public spaces (parks, malls, event
What benefits does the WLH200 bring to the
installation. The WLH200 integrates with a facility’s original network
architecture. The WLH200 supports wired or wireless Ethernet LAN
devices via a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. .
simple to maintain. Authentication features are integrated in one rack
mountable device cabinet. Remote Management also includes confidential
administrative login to browser based setup pages.
WLH200 can maintain thousands of authenticated users and provides RADIUS
client support for access to corporate database resources.
How does a PUBLIC user access Internet services
using the WLH200 system?
- Connect their PC to
the Ethernet LAN port (via a network, whether wired or wireless)
- Open an Internet
browser (i.e., MS Explorer, Netscape Navigator)
- Enter their username and password (provided to
Once the login is
authenticated, the end user may access network resources, including
Internet access, etc…
Can I install WLH200 on a legacy network
already setup and running ?
Yes. The WLH200
connects, typically on the LAN side of a facility router, in any
existing Ethernet network. After WLH200 is installed, all clients
connecting on the LAN side of the WLH200 will immediately require “first
time” authentication. Once authenticated, the WLH200 becomes
transparent to the network user.
I use wireless networks with the WLH200?
Yes. As long as the
network interface to the WLH200 is Ethernet, the structure of the LAN
network, whether wired or wireless, does not matter. The only
requirement is an Ethernet port interface.
What additional devices do I
need for WLH200 setup?
None. The device features and
functionality are completely integrated in the single rack mount
cabinet. A PC running a standard browser is used to access the
How many PC clients
(users) can be supported on the WLH200 network?
Up to 1024 clients can
be connected to the network simultaneously within the WLH200 network.
What is meant by "Plug and
Play" experience with the WLH200?
For mobile PC users,
the WLH200 provides instant Internet access by automatically
accommodating their current PC network settings and redirecting their
browser to available services. As a result, the end user simply plugs
into the network. The WLH200 discovers the presence of a new client and
automatically initiates the login process when the user opens their web
Can I control the user’s
connection time and account usage?
The WLH200 supports
both local authentication and server based RADIUS. RADIUS enables ISPs
to maintain large central databases of users (potentially in the
millions). WLH200 includes PMS support for local usage tracking to allow
time of use billing options.
How does an administrator
control the end user’s login authentication?
The WLH200 provides an
internal proprietary authentication server, which allows complete
administrative control over local LAN user login name and password
Does a dedicated PC
station have to be used to access the configuration pages?
No. The WLH200
configuration pages can be accessed from any PC using a Web browser,
whether on the same subnet or from a remote location on the Internet.
Rights to access the configuration pages are password protected.
Can I redirect the end
user’s browser homepage while connected to the WLH200’s network?
Yes. If it is desired
to have the client guest view a specific URL upon launching their
browser, the WLH200 can be configured to manage this experience. The
WLH200 redirects the browser to a “first page,” as may be desired to
show a facility orientation or services page, or for advertisement
Will the ISS2000 affect
Email functionality for the end user?
Yes. The WLH200 will rewrite a user's original
outbound message according to SMTP rules and send it via a specified
Email server. This function enables the sending of Email when, in many
cases, the user’s email server through their ISP is unavailable from a
different location. This requires the availability of a dedicating
Email server provided by the facility.