Hotspot (WLAN Hot Spot)
General information about Hotspot
A hotspot can be described as a public access point for internet access. You can find Hotspots in hotels, restaurants,
bars, beer gardens, companies, firms, congress centers, fairs, meetings, buss stops, stations, airports, motorway
service stations, housing estates, camp sites, parks and beaches. ...
Most Hotspots are run by the big providers, like in Germany: T-mobile/T-Com, Vodafone, 1&1, AOL, Swisscom and some others.
It is usually so that the Hotspot provider supplies the hardware for free, but the billing including profits are
processed by the company running the hotspot. The company, where the Hotspot is situated has none or next to no
earnings at all.
This way of billing has the advantage that customers of hotel chains (service station chains) for example, can access
the internet in every hotel with the same account, and do not have to register each time.
This method is however inflexible in that tarifs cannot be adjusted to local sites, are generally expensive because
of additional admin costs and the inefficient use of Hotspot sites (co-financing). Such installations,
often with one access point are not able to cover all rooms.
Sylbek Hardware & Software Hotspot solutions
Sylbek as a family business, has been offering since 2005 Hotspot Servers as well as bandwidth management solutions and
firewall platforms. Our Hotspot solutions described above, distinguish themselves apart from other big suppliers.
Having bought a hotpot solution (circa 200-800 EUR depending on type of device) there are no further running costs
(excluding your internet access).
You can offer your customers/guests professional internet access, even for free as your service.
The Hotspot Server is installed between your router and customers (access point or switch).
You can connect as many access points as needed to the Hotspot Server in order to achieve 100% coverage in
every room (see diagram below).
During the installation/setup phase you will receive support over the telephone (included in the price).
You will also receive information about supplied access points and their network specifics.
After that you will have complete control and be able to decide who has network access and how
the welcome/login page looks.
Creating customer accounts will be an ongoing process. This can be however made easier when you setup a
If you prepare users in an excel table you can import these into the hotspot server.
It is easy and professional to provide access in the form of a business card of your own design with access data,
password/username, clearly readable on them. For this purpose we have supplied for many years a
that supports the production of access cards in business card format. This application is available for
every Hotspot device 5 years long (without charge) as one of three methods to allow internet access.
Many companies have chosen our solutions, possibly in your area. Have a look the extract from our
hotspot reference list.
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Hotspot network with multiple access points - DualSSID
Hotspot hardware comparison