Split Tunnel Provides You a More Flexible WLAN Deployment

Traditionally, enterprises prefer to tunnel all the wireless traffic from branch offices back to the central controller at the headquarters, in order to maintain unified security and access policies. However, this also increases bandwidth consumption and latency, decreasing overall network performance.

With 4ipnet’s solution, you now have a compromise. Different tunnel types can be configured independently for each SSID, providing maximum deployment flexibility. For instance, the employee SSID can continue to tunnel all the traffic back to the controller, while the guest SSID can be configured with split tunnel – tunneling only authentication, management, and accounting traffic back to the controller, and allowing user data traffic to exit locally to the Internet. With split tunnel, users get the best network experience, while the company can also reduce unnecessary bandwidth consumption from users that do not need such tight security policies.



In many layer 3 AP deployments, network administrators choose to tunnel all of the network traffic back to the central controller for security purposes. However, this can consume a lot of unnecessary bandwidth and induce additional latency. With the split tunnel architecture of 4ipnet’s solution, management, authentication, and accounting traffic are tunneled from the APs to the controller, while the user data traffic is forwarded out locally to the Internet. Users will get the best network experience, and the Wi-Fi provider will also minimize consumed bandwidth without sacrificing authentication and management functionality.


4ipnet Launches the EAP705, a Universal Wall-plate 11ac Wireless AP for an Optimal Hotel Wi-Fi Experience

4ipnet, a leading provider of competitive and comprehensive wireless LAN solutions for meeting the Wi-Fi demands of tomorrow, today announced the launch of its newest universal wall-plate 802.11ac indoor access point, the EAP705. In addition to its compact size and affordable price point, the EAP705 provides enterprise-grade performance and security that guarantees reliable, secure, and high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity.

The EAP705’s pearl white inconspicuous design is perfect for blending into everyday working or living environments, and is ideal for décor-sensitive settings such as hotel rooms. It is capable of being mounted on either US or EU standard size wall outlets, and supports 802.3af PoE with two additional Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. The expanded wired connectivity can be used for other in-room systems, such as IP phones or IPTVs. Along with a built-in USB charging port, the EAP705 provides a simple all-in-one solution for hotel guests.

On the performance end, the EAP705 comes with a two-stream 11ac design supporting up to 300 and 867 Mbps data rates in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, respectively. Features such as Multicast to Unicast conversion, Layer 2 Firewall, and Optimal Client Filtering ensure a smooth and uninterrupted multimedia experience, minimizing the number of packet retries while increasing overall network performance. With potentially more than 10 devices in a single hotel room, the EAP705 guarantees that all devices can simultaneously use bandwidth-hungry applications without any delays or interruptions.

When deployed with 4ipnet WHG-series controllers, the total solution provides a comprehensive set of security and management functionality, such as browser-based user authentication, role-based user access control, guest account registration, and virtual network segregation. Furthermore, multiple EAP705 can be easily managed by the central controller, which also facilitates seamless roaming, load balancing, and rogue AP detection. With 4ipnet’s solution, network operators can enable a high performance and secure wireless environment, reducing customer complaints and eliminating security risks.

“The EAP705 is the best-in-class 11ac access point for hotel Wi-Fi, from both the performance and price-point perspectives,” said Michael Lin, director of 4ipnet. “Combined with the WHG controller’s fine-grained user access control and built-in PMS interface, hotels can offer a reliable next-generation Wi-Fi network to increase customer satisfaction and keep guests returning.”


The EAP705 is available immediately.
Please visit http://www.4ipnet.com/purchase to make an inquiry.

About 4ipnet

Founded in 2002, 4ipnet offers an affordable all-in-one wireless LAN solution that combines AP management, user access control, social media login, multi-site cloud management, and network activity monitoring all within the same platform. With this design, many complexities of traditional WLAN deployments are simplified while simultaneously increasing cost-savings. 

Along with a complete suite of guest Wi-Fi functionality, enterprise-grade security, and wireless performance optimization features, 4ipnet delivers a comprehensive and reliable Wi-Fi architecture at only a fraction of the cost of traditional WLAN solutions.

For more information, please visit www.4ipnet.com



Headquarters Relocated!

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Hassle-free, Self-Registered Public Wi-Fi Access

4ipnet’s built-in guest Wi-Fi feature supports flexible usage options and self-registered account creation, which securely isolates guests from the internal network. Account self-registration can be done by Email, SMS, QR code, or on any web browser when integrated with Social Media Networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Check out this video to find out how 4ipnet delivers a hassle-free solution!



Next-Generation Wi-Fi at the Valencia Conference Centre

The Valencia Conference Centre is located near the international airport at Manises and is easily accessible from the city center. It is one of the greatest exhibition centers in the world, hosting numerous large events throughout the year. 4ipnet's local partner, Civired & Wifisafe , was responsible for the deployment which was completed in September 2014.

The Valencia Conference Centre is one of the most important congress venues in Europe. It was designed by Norman Foster and awarded the “World's Best Convention Centre” by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) in 2010. With a floor space of 5,900 m2 covering three auditoriums, a VIP lounge, and an exhibition area, the Valencia Conference Centre is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable customer services.

According to a survey conducted by the AIPC, Internet access was a primary demand of business professionals during exhibitions and conferences. Considering the increasing number of mobile devices used during these events, the management team at the venue recognized the necessity of providing a managed Wi-Fi network. However, providing wireless coverage to service more than 3,500 concurrent users spreading across 16 different areas in the premises was no easy task. To address this challenge, the Valencia Conference Centre turned to 4ipnet’s local partner, Civired & WifiSafe.

The requirements for the WLAN deployment were clarified. Coverage was the most primary concern, as there could not be any Wi-Fi dead spots across the vast floor space of the convention. Furthermore, user authentication was essential, as unauthorized access could potentially cause leaks of confidential information. Segregated virtual networks for different usage scenarios was also required to add another layer of security. Finally, given the high density of users and devices in auditoriums during events, the APs needed to be well-managed with advanced features that prevented overloading. Civired & WifiSafe’s technical expertise helped the Valencia Conference Centre realize that centralized AP and user management was a must-have for successful WLAN operation.

The proposed products included 4ipnet’s WHG711 wireless LAN controller, EAP757 concurrent dual-band access points, and SW1008 unified access switches. Civired & Wifisafe was responsible for all aspects of the deployment which was completed in September 2014.

Valencia Conference Centre was pleased with the results. Advanced AP management features on the WHG711 such as automatic AP discovery and provisioning, bulk AP configuration, and real-time status notifications simplified the deployment process. Once the APs went online, users could seamlessly roam between different APs without losing connectivity. Load balancing also prevented individual APs from being overly congested. With these functions, the Wi-Fi network was able to service thousands of simultaneous concurrent users, and the risk of potential downtime was reduced.

In addition to stable Wi-Fi connectivity, 4ipnet’s solution also allowed the conference center to provide flexible and secure user authentication through 802.1X or browser-based user authentication. After being authenticated on the network, each user could then be applied with schedule-based QoS, firewall, and routing profile according to their role. As a result, network administrators were able to prevent individual users from consuming the entire network bandwidth, ensuring that all users would receive an acceptable connection quality.

Valencia Conference Centre is a perfect example of how a public venue can successfully deploy a large-scale Wi-Fi network using 4ipnet’s solution. With high performance APs and comprehensive user and AP management features, the venue reaffirms its commitment to providing advanced facilities and services to business professionals worldwide. ##ShowAll##


4ipnet's Products Showcased at Hostelco in Barcelona!

4ipnet's partner, WifiSafe is exhibiting at this show from October 20 to 23. Please visit them at stand B283, Hall 2, Fira de Barcelona Gran Via!