System Requirements

In order to control wireless users, Hotspot software has to be set up on a gateway computer in your network.
For minimal Hotspot configuration you need 3 devices:
Hotspot gateway PC
Internet modem/router
Wi-Fi device for providing access to users (Wi-Fi router or access point)

Minimum system requirements for Hotspot gateway PC:
CPU: 3 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB)
NIC: 2 PCI network interface cards, for maximum performance we recommend using Intel PRO/1000 (EXPI9400PTBLK) network adapters
OS: Windows Server 2012, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
(for stable performance, please use some of the supported Windows OS by Microsoft)

We recommend Windows Server OS with DHCP and RRAS roles configured within OS.

We strongly encourage you to install HotSpot on an SSD drive because it can significantly improve software performance.

Most modern computers have one network card built-in, the other one you will need to purchase and install to computer’s PCI slot.

Please connect one network card to the Internet router and another one to a Wi-Fi device that your customers will use to access Hotspot. If you plan to use a Wi-Fi router to provide access for customers, please connect it to the Hotspot server PC using LAN (not WAN) port.

Please note that the Hotspot server network cards cannot be bridged. Hotspot (Internal) network should work in a different IP range than the External network.

Updated on September 25, 2023

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