Meraki supports credit card billing through splash page partners including Cloud4Wi, Cloudifi, Eleven Wireless, Purple, SOCIFI, and Splash Access. Each of these vendors works with Meraki customers to provide a billing gateway as well as many additional features. The partner processes end user credit card transactions so that IT administrators do not have to configure or maintain a credit card payment gateway. This article will provide guidance from our technology partners to allow you to configure billing splash pages to accept payments from credit cards. Cisco’s splash page partners provide billing with credit cards and additional features.

Technology Partners:

Splash Access

Splash Access offers credit card billing with zero transaction fees and supports PayPal Standard, Express, and Stripe. Splash Access allows you to automatically provision a custom splash page solution that integrates into the Meraki cloud instantly. Splash Access also collects data (name, email addresses etc.) and integrates into an API such as Mailchimp, icontact or a CSV file. Once collected, you can then create, manage and implement targeted campaigns to wireless visitors. Splash Access is ideally suited for hotels, retail outlets, shopping Centres, outdoor wireless events, exhibitions, concerts and any other visitor based Wi-Fi hotspots. Ormit Solutions Ltd is an Information Technology Company based in the UK.

Sign-up for Splash Access

To sign-up with SplashAccess, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Follow this link to sign up for a Splash Access account: http://www.splashaccess.net/csaa-cm-pp/
  2. Fill out the registration form with your information.
  3. Select the type of payments.
    • PayPal Standard – PayPal Standard is common for existing Meraki billing customers and easiest to setup.
    • PayPal Express – Customers can upgrade their PayPal Standard account from to PayPal Express for free to get a better end user experience.
    • Stripe – Stripe is a great option for customers who do not like PayPal.
  4. Check your email and save your Login URL and Admin URL and login credentials.

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Configure Dashboard

  1. Login to your Meraki Dashboard and browse to Wireless > SSIDs
  2. Create a new SSID to prevent any impact to existing customers or select edit settings for your existing SSID.
  3. In the Splash page settings select Click-Thru splash page.
  4. Enable the Walled Garden
  5. Add the following IPs to the Walled Garden Ranges:

*.paypal.com
*.paypalobjects.com
*.stripe.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.akamaihd.net
*.connect.facebook.net
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.net
*.licdn.com
*.instagram.com

  1. If you receive an error that the walled garden entry is invalid, please open support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case to enable walled garden domains on your account.
  2. Go to  Wireless > Splash page and select Custom splash URL  
  3. In the Custom Splash URL field, paste the Login URL: https://www.splashaccess.net/accounts/AccountName/
  4. Configure your Splash frequency to Everyday or a select your preferred setting.

Configure Splash Access

For more Splash Access support visit http://support.splashaccess.com/

  1. Log into your SplashAccess Admin Portal using the Admin URL sent to your email.

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  1. In The Splash Access portal select Access Point Location(s).
  2. Enter your Meraki AP’s MAC address and a location or reference for the access point, and click Add.

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  1. In The Splash Access portal select Payment Options.
  2. If you select PayPal Standard, enter your PayPal Email.

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PayPal Express is recommended by Splash Access. To upgrade from PayPal Standard to Express, visit PayPal’s website at https://www.paypal.com/us/merchantsi…pgradeDecision

  1. If you have PayPal Express, login to Paypal’s website, go to My Profile > My selling tools > API access > View API Signature or click this link to view your API signature.

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  1. Enter your PayPal API Username, API Password, and API Signature.

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  1. For Stripe, enter your Stripe Secret Key and Stripe Publishable Key.

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Cloud4Wi

Cloud4Wi supports PayPal Express and offers free credit card billing with 20% transaction fees and also offers zero transaction fees with a license. Cloud4Wi is the world’s first open Wi-Fi engagement platform that enhances Guest Wi-Fi access at venues including retail stores, restaurants and coffee shops among other places. Utilizing a cloud platform and matching web applications, businesses are able to provide an enriched Guest Wi-Fi experience, engage with customers in real time and increase customer loyalty and retention. Leveraging powerful analytics, businesses can also design a fully customizable user journey to push marketing and advertising messages. Powered by the comprehensive SDK, Cloud4Wi enables businesses to build their own web applications to optimize their operations and provide customers with a seamless digital experience while they are on site.

Sign-up for Cloud4Wi

To set-up Cloud4Wi to work with your Access Point please follow the instructions below. For more  support visit the Cloud4Wi support website.

  1. Sign up for Cloud4Wi using this URL: http://www.cloud4wi.com/cisco-meraki-cloud4wi/
  2. Check your email and save your Login URL and Admin URL and login credentials.

Configure Dashboard

  1. Login to your Meraki Dashboard.
    1. Browse to Wireless > SSIDs
    2. Create a new SSID to prevent any impact to existing customers or select edit settings for your existing SSID.
  2. In the Splash page settings select Sign on with my RADIUS server.
  3. Configure the RADIUS servers with port 1812
  4. Enable RADIUS accounting with port 1813. Note, if you do not see the option to set up the RADIUS accounting. If this is the case open a support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case requesting RADIUS accounting on your account.
  5. Enable the Walled Garden
  6. Add the following IPs to the Walled Garden Ranges:

*.cloud4wi.com
*.paypal.com
*.paypalobjects.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.akamaihd.net
*.connect.facebook.net
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.net
*.licdn.com
*.instagram.com

  1. If you receive an error that the walled garden entry is invalid, please open support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case to enable walled garden domains on your account.
  2. Go to  Wireless > Splash page and select Custom splash URL
  3. In the Custom Splash URL field, paste the Login URL sent to you by Cloud4Wi: https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/
  4. Configure your Splash frequency to Everyday or a select your preferred setting.
  5. Make sure at the bottom, you are also adding the splash portal redirect URL (same as above) https://splashportal.cloud4wi.com/
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Configure Cloud4Wi

  1. Log into your SplashAccess Admin Portal using the Admin URL sent to your email.

For example, admin URL should begin with https://controlpanel.cloud4wi.com

  1. Create a new Splash portal

Open the Splash Portals page on the quick access bar and hitting create new on the page.

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  1. Set up a new venue:

The first step requires you to enter general information such the unique name for the Venue, a short description, its location, its business category (such as hotel, bar, etc.) and the name of its owner.

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  1. Setup the basic provisioning configuration

The next step requires the basic configuration of the Service package, Access template,  On-Net option, splash portal and default Internet plan, and Internet timezone. Please note that there are two Access templates available by default:

  • Click-through access: if this access template is assigned to a Venue, then the end-user can log in to the Splash Portal without entering his own access credentials.
  • Username and password: if this access template is assigned to a Venue, then the end-user must provide his own access credentials before logging in to the Splash Portal.

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  1. Add the first Hotspot

Enter a Name and description for your hotspot. Choose the vendor from the drop-down and enter the MAC address and Identifier (if needed). It is mandatory to enter the location details for the hotspot to be able to monitor it on the map. How to add a Hotspot. Please wait for the success message before navigating away from the Venue wizard.

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  1. Set the Internet Plans

Once the users have authenticated through the splash page, they need to be assigned to an Internet plan, which controls the access parameters in terms of duration, payment and bandwidth. Clicking on ‘Internet’ option in the navigation pane can set these options. You can choose from one of the pre-existing plans or create a custom one.

  • One Shot: These are one stretch plans that expire after a defined period of time.
  • Recurrent: These plans can be set as recurring on a timely basis
  1. Add Optional Features

All pre-existing splash page models include an App Bar and you need to assign apps to this bar before making the splash page available to end user. By default, the App Bar is managed at the Tenant level, but can be delegated to Venue, by clicking on Settings right below the App Bar in Marketplace. To add apps to the App Bar, go to Marketplace from the side bar and click on the App Bar icon. Now you can drag application from the collection and drop them on the App Bar.

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Each of the apps in the App Bar can be configured individually by clicking on their respective icons in Marketplace. For details on customizing your App Bar, please read App Bar: The apps container for your Splash Portal.

SOCIFI

SOCIFI offers credit card billing with zero transaction fees and enables additional revenue through advertising with payouts via PayPal. SOCIFI provides free public 3G/4G & WiFi monetization, promotion and advertising platform. Improve customer engagement, understand your customers better and promote your brand. The SOCIFI platform allows you to monetize free public WiFi networks through promotion and advertising, and today we would like to tell you how it works. Whether you are a Network Service Provider, advertiser or visitor connecting to a public WiFi network, our solution is a win-win-win. Network Service Providers benefit by monetizing their free public WiFi. Advertisers gain access to a unique and highly effective ad format for their campaigns. And visitors get streamlined access to a greater number of free WiFi networks.

Sign-up for SOCIFI

To set-up Socifi to work with your Access Point, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Follow this link to sign up for a Socifi account: http://meraki.socifi.com
  2. Complete the form to create your account:

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Configure Dashboard

  1. Login to your Meraki Dashboard.
    1. Browse to Wireless > SSIDs
    2. Create a new SSID to prevent any impact to existing customers or select edit settings for your existing SSID.
  2. In the Splash page settings select Sign on with my RADIUS server.
  3. Configure the RADIUS servers with port 1812
  4. Enable RADIUS accounting with port 1813. Note, if you do not see the option to set up the RADIUS accounting, please reach out to support.
  5. Enable the Walled Garden
  6. Add the following IPs to the Walled Garden Ranges:

*. socifi.com
*.paypal.com
*.paypalobjects.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.akamaihd.net
*.connect.facebook.net
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.net
*.licdn.com
*.instagram.com

  1. If you receive an error that the walled garden entry is invalid, please open support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case to enable walled garden domains on your account.
  2. Go to  Wireless > Splash page and select Custom splash URL
  3. In the Custom Splash URL field, paste the Login URL: http://connect.socifi.com
  4. Configure your Splash frequency to Everyday or a select your preferred setting.

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4. Get the MAC addresses you’ll need later for the SOCIFI dashboard administration. Go to Wireless > Access points and select the access point you wish to add to SOCIFI.  The MAC address is Configuration details (as pictured). For a list of all MAC addresses, go to the  Wireless > Access points and add MAC Address to the table. Then select CSV in the top right corner.

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Configure SOCIFI

This section provides step by step instructions to setup SOCIFI with your Meraki AP. If you need additional assistance, please visit the General SOCIFI Support website.

  1. To start configuring SOCIFI go to www.socifi.com and login:

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  1. Once logged in, Go to “Hotspots” menu tab. where you will be prompted to create a hotspot (MAC address or serial number of your access points will be required):

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  1. Click on the “Add a new hotspot” button located on the top right corner.

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  1. Select Cisco Meraki as the hardware manufacturer.
  2. To set Network location, click on the input. The location is essential for correct ad targeting.  In the pop-up window type the mailing address or just move the marker on the map and click on Save button to confirm the selection.
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  1. Enter the MAC address of your equipment. You can add multiple hotspots at once.

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  1. Click the Save button.

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  1. The new hotspot is marked as Recently added. After the first user connects to the hotspot via SOCIFI, status get automatically changed into Active in an hour.

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Purple WiFi

Purple offers credit card billing with Stripe and only 10% transaction fees. Purple WiFi is fully integrated into the Meraki Cloud platform and is able to offer Social WiFi, Reporting and Analytics, turning the guest access into an easy process whilst gathering invaluable customer insights. A cloud-based solution built on the Amazon EC2 platform, it is scalable, robust and easy to use. Purple Tiered Bandwidth Features are very similar to what you have been used to on the Meraki ‘Billing for Wireless Access’ Product. You can bill guests for their use of the WiFi after a period of free time, or bill them for superior bandwidth. You’ll also get access to Purple’s extra features, more on that later. Purple currently support billing customers in the following currencies:

  • United States Dollar (USD)
  • British Pound (GBP)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)

Sign-up for Purple

To sign up for Purple, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Follow this link to sign up for a Purple account: http://purple.ai/cisco-meraki-payment-gateway-offer/
  2. After you sign up at the bottom of the page, one of Purple’s account managers will phone you.

Configure Dashboard

  1. Login to your Meraki Dashboard.
    1. Browse to Wireless > SSIDs
    2. Create a new SSID to prevent any impact to existing customers or select edit settings for your existing SSID.
  2. In the Splash page settings select Sign on with my RADIUS server.
  3. Configure the RADIUS servers with port 1812
  4. Enable RADIUS accounting with port 1813. Note, if you do not see the option to set up the RADIUS accounting. If this is the case open a support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case requesting RADIUS accounting on your account.
  5. Enable the Walled Garden
  6. Add the following IPs to the Walled Garden Ranges:

*.meraki.com
www.google.com
www.google.co.uk
*.venuewifi.com
*.openweathermap.org
*.cloudfront.net
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.akamaihd.net
*.connect.facebook.net
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.linkedin.com
*.licdn.net
*.licdn.com
*.instagram.com

  1. If you receive an error that the walled garden entry is invalid, please open support case via Help -> Cases -> New Case to enable walled garden domains on your account.
  2. Go to  Wireless > Splash page and select Custom splash URL
  3. In the Custom Splash URL field, paste the Login URL: http://connect.socifi.com
  4. Configure your Splash frequency to Everyday or a select your preferred setting.

Configure Purple

For assistance with configuring your Purple WiFi portal with a Meraki network, please visit Purple’s support website.