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Cisco CMX Connect (Aug 24, 2016)

Automatically embed location name to portal content

When there are many locations/sites, maintain portals for all sites with site specific information is a tedious task. Now with this new feature, you just need to create one portal for all sites, and use placeholder "##LOCATION##" in text content when you design portal, the location (site) name will automatically show on your portal. With this feature, you only need to maintain one portal in case you need to change look and feel, Terms and Conditions, etc for one portal. The site specific information will be presented on the portal once client login on a specific site. 

Mac Filtering

Without Mac filtering, a client device needs to trigger HTTP request for web-auth passthrough redirection to obtain WiFi access. Even for repeated client, it needs to either trigger Captive portal browser or manually open a browser and initiate an HTTP request. With Mac filtering feature, for the first time client, it needs to open a browser to initiate HTTP request. But for repeated client, since this device MAC is in CMX database already, CMX will grand access to WLC for this MAC. Therefore for repeated client, it obtain WiFi access and client can use App accessing internet immediately without opening browser.

Enabling Mac filtering feature needs below steps:
1. install CMX AAA-Lite which is bounded with NMSP proxy OVA. Detailed steps please refer AAA-Lite installation guide
2. configure SSID layer2 and layer3, configure AAA server pointing to CMX AAA-Lite

Please visit Mac Filtering Configuration guide for detailed steps

Setup and Config Steps for Mac Filtering

Custom Policy

CMX Connect provides new ways to limit guest access through CMX Connect Custom Policy.  As an administrator, you can now customize policy plans with bandwidth and access duration limits. With custom policies, bandwidth and access duration limitations can be applied on a global or down to the Site level. Both bandwidth download and upload speeds can be configured in units of kbps (kilobits per second), and access duration in units of minutes.

Note: The CMX Connect Custom Policy feature can only be used with a properly configured Free Radius Server. Custom Policy feature will take a higher priority when used with Mac Filtering feature.

To access this feature, select Policy Plans tab.

 

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