Aerohive Networks

This guide shows how to configure an Aerohive Networks HiveManager NG in order to use it as External Splash Page provider with Amplespot. 

Please note that this guide assumes that you have experience working with Aerohive


This article applies to the following models:

  • AP121
  • AP130
  • AP141
  • AP230
  • AP330
  • AP350
  • AP370
  • AP390

Important note:

For all RADIUS and Captive Portal, configuration settings visit R ADIUS SETTINGS CONFIGURATION PAGE

1. Add your Aerohive Access Points to Amplespot WiFi Admin Portal

Head to your Amplespot Dashboard and if you haven't already, create a Captive Portal Zone for your Access Points. Or you can use the default Zone that was created automatically and change the settings later.

Once you created all necessary Zones, note the MAC Address(es) of your Aerohive Access Points together with their names. You can find the MAC addresses in the MONITOR tab of your HiveManager account.

Now head to Amplespot Admin Dashboard, click on Access Points in the left-hand menu and then on Add new Unmanaged Access Point

Select the Access Point's make and model, type in MAC Address and Name, Select the Country and the Captive Portal Zone where you would like to add this Access Point. You will be able to move your access point to other Zones later.

Make sure that the name of the SSID used by the Captive Portal Zone you are selecting exactly corresponds to the name of SSID configured on Aerohive.

Repeat this step for all Access Points you want to use with Amplespot.

2. Create new Network Policy in HiveManager

In order to create a new configuration, log in to HiveManager web interface, select the CONFIGURE tab and then click New Network Policy.

Give your network policy a Name, set it to apply to Wireless and click 

You will be redirected to the Configure Network Policy section. Here you have to create a new SSID.  You can also edit your existing SSID instead of creating a new one. Create a standard SSID

Give your SSID (which will be your Guest SSID) a Name, Broadcast Name and SSID Authentication Open

Enable Captive Web Portal and tick the checkbox next to User Auth on Captive Web Portal option. Choose Authentication Type: Redirect to External URL, then click ADD

Create new Captive Web Portal

And give it a good memorable name

Scroll down to configure Captive Web Portal Settings and set: 

Login URL:
Password Encryption: UAM Basic
Authentication Method: CHAP
Success Page: OFF
--- Redirect clients after a successful login attempt
-------- To a specified URL:
Failure Page: OFF

Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and add Walled Garden.

You can find the list of Walled Garden domains for Amplespot Captive Portal as well as for Social Logins in this documentation article. Please note this list might change from time to time as third-parties (Google, Facebook etc) may update their services.

Click Save

You will be redirected back to SSID configuration

4. Create a new RADIUS Server configuration

Scroll down the page to Authentication Settings and click on + sign next to Default RADIUS Server Group to create a new RADIUS server group.

New RADIUS Server Group configuration page will open. Give your new RADIUS server group a name (e.g. amplespot), click ADD and select External RADIUS Server

On the subsequent screen, create External RADIUS Server. Use the following configuration:

  • Name: e.g. amplespot-radius1
  • Server Type: RADIUS Authentication; port 1812
  • Server Type: RADIUS Accounting; port 1813
  • IP or hostname: (see doc here)
  • Password: (see doc here)

Click Save and repeat this step to create the second RADIUS server:

  • Name: e.g. amplespot-radius2
  • Server Type: RADIUS Authentication; port 1812
  • Server Type: RADIUS Accounting; port 1813
  • IP or hostname: (see doc here)
  • Password: (see doc here)

Click Save again and you will be presented with the following RADIUS Server Group summary page. 

Save your new RADIUS Server Group

You will be back to your Policy summary page. Save the policy.

Click Deploy Policy at the top of the page, select your devices and upload the policy.

You are finally done! Test by connecting to your SSID!