1. Wifi Integration

Overview

With our wifi integrations, your members will be asked to log in with their Cobot email/password in order to go online. This way only authorized members of your space can access the internet.

For members with limited plans/day passes, Cobot will automatically use a day pass every time a members goes online, prompting them to buy new time passes when they have been used up.

In addition, Cobot automatically tracks the usage/capacity of your space, which means that you will be able to see how many people are at your space and when they come in. This allows you to optimize your plans and the number of members.

How it works

After you set up the integration between your router and Cobot, when a member goes online, they will see a screen similiar to this:

(screenshot from Netbox captive portal)

After entering their Cobot email/password, they can either go online or see an error message (for example, if they do not have enough day passes left, in which case they can buy additional ones).

Members who go though the captive portal are automatically checked in on Cobot, which means you can see how many people come into your space in the analytics section, under Attendance.

When your member comes in the next day, they do not have to log in manually again. Cobot stores their computer's MAC address (a unique number that comes with each device) and recognizes the account, checking them in automatically. Of course your members can use more than one device (i.e phones, tablets).

Setup

In order to use this feature, you need one of two things:

  1. Our Netbox, which is a zero configuration device you just plug into your existing network. Here are the Netbox's setup instructions.

  2. Our Radius add-on, which allows you to use almost any router that supports a protocol called RADIUS. For more information, log in to Cobot and go to Setup > Wifi Integration.