VI. Feature Setup

Setting up Hotspot Web Portal with Facebook / Google Authentication

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Setting up Hotspot Web Portal with Facebook & Google Authentication

DrayTek's Hotspot Web Portal feature provides a way to control access to the Internet, through the router's built-in wireless networks, or VLANs if using separate VigorAP Access Points.

Hotspot Web Portal displays the portal page to end users accessing the Internet through the router. Depending on configuration, it can allow access immediately, or require identity verification to proceed to the Internet.

It supports full customisation of the interface displayed to users, so that users connecting to the Hotspot network can be shown branding and details of the company providing the network, with terms and conditions or an acceptable use policy.

The Hotspot Web Portal feature in firmware version and later, provides authentication of users through the use of these methods:

Click Through Display branding for the network with a welcome message and terms and conditions
Social Media Login Users can authenticate with Google or Facebook
SIM PIN Code Users can authenticate with a unique PIN code by sending a text message to their phone


This setup guide will demonstrate how to configure the Hotspot Web Portal to allow authentication through the user's social network accounts.

Users will be prompted with the Hotspot welcome page when accessing HTTP websites. This works through modification of DNS requests; when accessing a website before authentication has occurred, the router will modify the DNS response to point to the router's "" hostname, which then requests authentication.

The router's Hotspot Web Portal functionality can be configured to perform this DNS modification for HTTPS sites; the issues this can cause are explained in the HTTPS Redirection section of the Hotspot Web Portal tab.

The Social Media login method does not support Captive Portal, which would guide users to the Hotspot Web Portal's welcome page.

Facebook and Google are currently supported for authentication; the Hotspot Web Portal interface can be configured to allow Facebook only, Google only, or both.


  • Google Account to configure a Google App for use with Hotspot Web Portal with an App ID

    and / or

  • Facebook Developer Account to configure a Facebook App for use with Hotspot Web Portal with an App ID

  • Internet access for the router

The Hotspot Web Portal requires an interface to Facebook or Google to allow for authentication of users's through the social media network's systems. This App will be unique to your company and can be customised to display the name of the Hotspot or company.

The setup of a Google or Facebook account to create this App with the App ID that must be entered during the Hotspot Web Portal profile configuration to use that method of authentication.

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