Passenger WiFi

Introduction

Software Image with Captive Portal

Since the login page itself must be presented to the client, either that login page is locally stored in the gateway, or the web server hosting that page must be “whitelisted” via a walled garden to bypass the authentication process. Multiple web servers can be whitelisted.

Partners for Passenger WiFi operation:

NetModule provides two Wifi portal software images:

The first one is compatible with a backend solution, here provided from our partner Hotsplots. The latter, as the name implies, is a standalone solution and does not require a service provider.

Configuration

user-config-hotsplots.cfg
config.version=1.5
config.product=2700
config.info=user-config-hotsplots
network.hostname=NB2700
autorun.status=0
wlan.0.status=1
wlan.0.mode=access-point
wlan.0.regdom=DE
wlan.0.settings.channel=1
wlan.0.vss.0.status=1
wlan.0.vss.0.ssid=Hotsplots
wlan.0.vss.0.secmode=none
cliphp.status=0
network.wlan.0.mode=routed
network.dhcp.4.mode=0
network.dhcp.200.mode=0
admin.area=mobile
http.port=8080
sdk.status=1
sdk.size=8
sdk.trigger.0.name=sdkStartup
sdk.trigger.0.event=sdk-startup
sdk.script.0.name=logger
sdk.script.1.name=uploader
sdk.job.0.name=LoggingJob
sdk.job.0.trigger=0
sdk.job.0.script=0

Sample Packages for Rail & Tram

PassengerWiFi Base Package

This package contains the main router including all antennas. Every train car or tramway needs such a packages.

Amount Description Part Number
1 LTE router with integrated WiFi access point NB3701-LWac-G
1 MIMO LTE roof antenna Antenna-Railway-2LG
1 MIMO WiFi indoor antenna Antenna-Railway-Indoor-2W

PassengerWiFi Standard Package

This package contains the main router including all antennas. Every train car or tramway needs such a packages.

Amount Description Part Number
1 Dual LTE router with integrated WiFi access point NB3711-2LWac-G
1/2 MIMO LTE roof antenna Antenna-Railway-2LG
1 MIMO WiFi indoor antenna Antenna-Railway-Indoor-2W

PassengerWiFi Pro Package

This package contains the main router with two access points including all antennas.

Amount Description Part Number
1 Quad LTE router with integrated Dual WiFi access point NB3800-4L2W-G
2/4 MIMO LTE roof antenna Antenna-Railway-2LG
1/2 MIMO WiFi indoor antenna Antenna-Railway-Indoor-2W

Testing

Connection Statistics

Please find a SDK script for connection statistics here.

WiFi Range and Signal Strength

Use google to find a WiFi heatmap tool to make pictures like this: One Access Point  Siemens Desiro  Alstom Lint 41 Two Access Points

Trains running with NetModule Routers

Alstom
  • BR ET423
  • BR ET430
  • Lint 41
Siemens
  • VT 642
  • ICE 3
Stadler
  • FLIRT
  • GTW 2/8
  • KISS / Dosto
  • Regio-Shuttle RS1

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