The Local Measure Wi-Fi integration allows your organisation to provide a free Wi-Fi service to your customers through Local Measure.

Local Measure hosts a splash page which your customers see when they attempt to access your Wi-Fi network. 

Your customers authenticate through any of the configured social providers (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or email to gain access to the Internet.

Once a customer is authenticated, you will be able to see their profile, entries and exits, and social media activity within the Customer Profiles tab in the Local Measure application.

Data on customers authenticating through the Wi-Fi service can be provided to you via an API to your CRM, or as a regular CSV export.

Prerequisites

In order to configure the Wi-Fi integration with Cisco Meraki, you will need:

  • Meraki integration enabled by your Local Measure Account Manager.
  • A Meraki geo-fence configured by your Account Manager for each Local Measure location.
  • A URL for your splash page, and optional success page URL (this is the page your customers will be directed to once they log in via social or email) is provided to you by Local Measure
  • Access to the Meraki Cloud Management Portal at https://dashboard.meraki.com.
  • Check that all of the AP's are placed on the map in the Meraki dashboard, according to where the APs are in that particular geofence location

Creating the Local Measure Splash Page

The Splash Page is where your customers will connect to your free Wi-Fi service.  It is configured by Local Measure; however, you have a number of customisation options to personalise the look and feel.

The information we provide about your customer is dictated by which network or email they sign in with. Some data captured may included:

  • First name, Last name
  • Social handle
  • Email (Facebook and Twitter only)
  • Age or DOB (Facebook only)
  • Hometown (Facebook and Twitter only)
  • Gender (Facebook only)
  • Location visited
  • Time of first visit

Setting up Wi-Fi Splash pages in Meraki:

Prerequisite

  • Check that all of the AP's are placed on the map in the Meraki dashboard, according to where the APs are in that particular geofence location. See below example for Local Measure:

Please take a screenshot and send to your Local Measure Account Manager to ensure they match.

Step 1

On navigation page, click network and choose office location 

Step 2: Go to Network Wide

Then select Configure/General

Step 3: Enable Location and Scanning Settings and make analytics and scanning API both set to enabled:

Step 4: 

Send the validator code to your team/ Local Measure Account Manager (anyone with access to app.getlocalmeasure.com). Ask them to go to app.getlocalmeasure.com - Settings / Plugins & Integrations and copy and paste the validator into the below:

From there, you will be given a post URL and secret passcode.

Step 5:

  • Once received, copy and paste the Post URL and secret passcode back into the Meraki dashboard and select the 2.0 API Version.
  • Click Validate and wait for the status circle to go green or yellow
  • Troubleshooting error: if the validator doesn’t go to green immediately, please wait 5- 10 minutes

Step 6:

Click on Wireless on the navigation pane, then Configure / SSIDs.  Find the Wi-Fi network you would like to use, and click ‘edit settings’.

Add or edit the following settings.

  1. Network access Association Requirements. Set this to Open (no encryption)
  2. Splash Page/  Set this to Click Through
  3. Captive Portal Strength.  Set this to Block all access until sign-on is complete
  4. Walled Garden.  Set this to Walled Garden is enabled
  5. Walled Garden Ranges: 
www.localmeasure.com
*.getlocalmeasure.com
*.facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net
*.facebook.net
*.akamaihd.net
*.instagram.com
*.twitter.com
*.twimg.com
*.typekit.net

Step 7: 

Click on Wireless on the navigation pane, then Configure / Splash Page. 

Select your SSID and add or edit the following settings:

  • Custom splash URL: <this is the URL provided to you by Local Measure>
  • Splash behaviour / frequency: Set this to Every 90 days
  • Where should users go after the splash page? Set this to your Local Measure WiFi success URL or your own re-direct URL. 
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