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Hotspot Management Software for Windows®

Frequently Asked Questions (click on the question to see the answer)

Using myWIFIzone as an internet access blocker? Click here to see our general FAQ page.

How do I set up my own hotspot?

How do I change the purchase options and prices for my hotspot?

How do I change the logo and message for the splash page on my hotspot?

What is the difference between a HotZone, a Free Zone and a Personal Zone?

Why do my visitors get the standard blocking page instead of my splash page?

I am testing the service on my laptop, but I stopped getting the splash page - why?

I am testing the service but I don't always get the splash page, sometimes I get the site I am requesting.

What is the cancellation policy for HotZone or Captive Portal Services?

Does myWIFIzone work with Vista?

How do I set up my own hotspot?

First, you need a wireless network. myWIFIzone works with any WIFI router or access point, so if you already have one, that part is done! Next, download and install myWIFIzone on any Windows PC (W2K or XP) connected to your wireless network. You will be asked to restart you computer at the end of the installation process. When you restart, myWIFIzone will display a message asking if you want to register this site. Click on the message and follow the instructions. When you restart myWIFIzone again, your site will be activated as a hotspot. You can operate your hotspot with myWIFIzone default settings, or change the settings by logging in to the Site Control Center.

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How do I change the purchase options and prices for my hotspot?

After you register your site (see above) you will receive an e-Mail from support@myWIFIzone.com. Click the link in the eMail to activate your new account. (Please check your SPAM filter does not block this e-Mail! - if it does, e-Mail us and we will activate your account for you.)

After your account has been activated, you can log into the Site Control Center and click on the Edit link beside your site on the site list. You can set up to four purchase options for your site including one-time purchase or monthly subscription options. You can also set the currency accepted for each option. 


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How do I change the logo and message for the splash page on my hotspot?

NOTE: You must subscribe to a HotZone Premium, Personal Zone, or Free Zone service to make changes to your splash page.

After you register your site (see above) you will receive an e-Mail from support@myWIFIzone.com. Click the link in the eMail to activate your new account. (Please check your SPAM filter does not block this e-Mail! - if it does, e-Mail us and we will activate your account for you.)

After your account has been activated, you can log into the Site Control Center and click on the Edit link beside your site on the site list. You can then set up purchase options as per above, upload your logo, and add message textto your splash page. You can also add links in your message so that your visitors can go to free sites.


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What is the difference between a HotZone, a FreeZone and a Personal Zone?

A HotZone is a hotspot that supports real-time visitor payments using PayPal. A HotZone Premium is a branded hotspot where you can edit the splash page and take advantage of other features.

A FreeZone is a free hotspot where your visitors don't have to pay to gain access. They do have to acknowledge the message on your splash page before being allowed access.

A Personal Zone is a hotspot where you can have a customized splash page, but all payments are handled by you and are not automated. You can set up user accounts and allow access to whoever you want.


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Why do my visitors get the standard blocking page instead of my splash page?

If your site has not added to your account or has not been activated, users will get the blocking page.

This also happens if you have not set up payment for your site, or your site has been disabled by our system administrator. You should still be able to preview the splash page through the Site Control Center.

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I am testing the service on my laptop, but I stopped getting the splash page - why?

You may have already logged in while you were testing. If you did, you will not see the splash page until the Session time you have set for the site expires, or you change your IP address.

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I am testing the service but I don't get the splash page. I get the site I am requesting.

If your test (visitor) laptop is running XP and it was running previously on the network, it may have two gateways in its DHCP settings. You can check this by typing "IPConfig/all" in a DOS box on the test PC. To get rid of the router's gateway entry type "IPConfig/release" and then "IPConfig/renew" in the DOS box. You should see only one gateway now and the laptop should get blocked. (A real intruder PC will not have this problem as it has not been on the network before) 

Some pages may be stored in your test machine's cache memory, so it is really not accessing the internet.

This also may happen if the computer myWIFIzone is running on is slow or very busy with other software. The faster this computer can respond to intruder requests, the more likely they will get the splash page.

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What is the cancellation policy for HotZone or Captive Portal Services?

You can cancel the service at any time by clicking the Cancel link beside the site listed in the Site Control Center. Your monthly payments will stop effective immediately after cancellation.

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Does myWIFIzone work with Vista?

Yes, but there are some things you need to do during the installation process. Click here to see instructions for installing and running myWIFIzone on Microsoft Vista.

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