Dot11 is Excell's managed Wi-Fi service. This article will help you begin creating your user accounts.
How Dot11 accounts are managed.
In order for users to access the Dot11 Wi-Fi network, you will need to create an account for each user. The number of user accounts that you can create is usually determined by the size of the room that you occupy (larger rooms have more users).
Each user account you create will be able to login with up to three devices simultaneously (using the same username and password).
Users' passwords will be sent directly to the users' mobile phone numbers and email addresses. You can choose if users have full access to your company network, or if they have access just to the internet, from almost anywhere in the building.
Users will also be given internet access anywhere that the Dot11 network is available (even in other buildings where you do not occupy a room). Once configured, devices will connect automatically each time they re-enter the building and stay connected as you roam around the building.
Step-by-step instructions: Creating a Dot11 user account.
To get started you will need your administrator login credentials. These are the username and password that we sent to the nominated administrator user when you signed up for Dot11 Wi-Fi. If you don't have these please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 3176 1030.
You will also need the name, email address and mobile phone number of the person you wish to create an account for.
- Log in to the Wi-Fi admin portal at the Dot11 website.
- Click on manage accounts - here you need to make sure you have at least one 'Available User' (see image below for where to see this information):
- Once you have checked you have some available users, hit the 'Create User Account' button. This will bring you to the following page:
Now you need to enter the user's details in the dialogue boxes supplied. Leave the password blank for the system to generate a secure password for that user.
We would also recommend leaving the Username checkbox ticked so that the username is the same as the user's email address.
Finally, you need to select the access required. You can choose whether this person has full LAN access (and can see your whole network) or if they should just have internet access. You can also set the account to expire after 24 hours or 6 days if this user is not permanent.
- Once these details have been entered, hit the 'Create' button. The user will receive their logon details by SMS and by email, along with connection guides.
That's it - you're done! Now the user just needs to connect their devices to the Dot11 SSID wherever they see it and they will get super fast, super secure Wi-Fi. Your next step may be to head over to the third article in the series: