(especially for restaurants and establishment like Marinas, guest harbors, etc)
This is a special function developed by Facebook for restaurants and establishments with an own Facebookpage
Simply described as follows without going into the necessary hardware and configuration:
With all necessary prerequisite left aside your guests or visitors will be granted free access to your WiFi when simply connecting with mobile device or laptop and automatically redirected to your Facebook page and also ”checked-in” to the same. Of course with the option to skip the use of Facebook (for those without Facebook) and or check-in. With that option, however, you will still have access to WiFi.
For non-Facebook use, with the given hardware there is the possibility to do automatic redirection to any intended website or url link (usually called landingpage or splashpage)
This gives you in the hospitality industry good opportunities to use given technology to attract visitors and guests.
In summary, this can mean synergy effects that create much-needed ”rings on the water”.
For the Facebook purpose, this with the ”check-in procedure” gives a much-needed ”push” among friends and friends – friends, who can easily meet and or recommend a common meeting point, which of course will benefit you as a host in the hospitality industry.
This is how Facebook describes its function https://www.facebook.com/facebook-wifi
Of course, Facebook excessively simplifies the procedure in this guide
I have set up a couple of pilot projects here in Nerja and will summarily try to compile and convey the ”tribulations” both in terms of hardware and the installation itself – will come later
I prefer TP-Link as hardware provider. Take a look below to check for your needs
A turnkey system costs you
EUR 255, – Total compatible hardware
EUR 155, – Total installation
EUR 410, – Total
Then you just have to design a WiFi sticker to put up in front of your entrance and wait for the synergy effect and ”cash flow”