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					                                                          Chillifire Hotspot Router Installation Guide                                                              Version 09.10 
 

This guide is for La Fonera 2201 (Fon+) and supported EnGenius Routers


Contents 
Firmware Installation .............................................................................................................................................................. 2 
       Prerequisite ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2 
       Installation ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2 
Router Registration ................................................................................................................................................................. 4 
       Setting your timezone ..................................................................................................................................................... 4 
       Link your router to your Chillifire account ...................................................................................................................... 4 
Router Configuration .............................................................................................................................................................. 6 
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       Define a “Walled Garden”  .............................................................................................................................................. 6 
       Define your custom splash page / homepage ................................................................................................................ 6 
       Change your router’s password ...................................................................................................................................... 7 
       Change your router’s SSID (name of the hotspot the end‐user will see) ....................................................................... 7 
       Add devices to the Whitelist to bypass hotspot authentication .................................................................................... 8 
       Change the wireless channel the Hotspot is sending on ................................................................................................ 8 
       Assign the Ethernet LAN connections to either Hotspot or Free Access ........................................................................ 9 
       Change wireless transmission settings ........................................................................................................................... 9 
       Establish Quality of Service (QoS) and establish maximum throughput rates ............................................................. 10 
       Chillifire Status, Add‐ons  and Upgrades....................................................................................................................... 10 
       Additional Configuration ............................................................................................................................................... 11 
       Show Active Hotspot Connections ................................................................................................................................ 11 
 

 
                                   Chillifire Hotspot Router Installation Guide                    Version 09.10 
Firmware Installation 
This guide assumes you are attempting this load from Windows.

Fon Flash is currently one of the easiest methods for installing Gargoyle firmware on compatible routers.

Prerequisite 
On Windows you will need to first download and install WinPcap (download latest version here) . Vista
users may also need to download and install MSVC++ (download latest version here).

Download the Chillifire zip file from our forum containing the firmware and all utility files. Unzip all files
into the same directory as you installed WinPcap into.

Installation 
Connect the Ethernet cable from the router to your
computer. Connect the WAN or a LAN port to the computer.
Do not connect the router to the internet.

Power off the router (unplug)

Double click ‘fon-flash-gui.exe’ which you unzipped in the
previous step to start the program
Note: Vista users may need to run the program as
administrator.

Select Firmware Type: For Chillifire select
‘OpenWRT/Gargoyle’

Select Network Interface: Select the network interface card
which is plugged into your gargoyle router

Select Rootfs file: chillifire-atheros-root.squashfs

Select Kernel file: chillifire-atheros-vmlinux.lzma

Hit the Start button

Wait 5 seconds

Power on the router

Wait 10 minutes - 30 minutes, until FonFlash reports that the router
has been flashed.

Wait another 5 minutes while the router reboots. It will process the
new image, reboot three times, yes, three times and configure itself.

Note: If for some reason the Gargoyle firmware loader cannot
install the Chillifire firmware, you will have to replace the
standard boot loader with a replacement one.
Please refer to the Appendix: Error! Reference source not found..
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It is now save to connect the router to the internet via the WAN port.

On Windows Vista (maybe also on XP and Windows 7)
computers the system may not obtain an IP address
automatically. This can be easily fixed by Windows’
own Repair process. Right click on the network icon in
the system tray or in the Network manager, click
repair network. The diagnostics offers you three
choices. Go for ‘Automatically get new IP settings for
the Network adapter <Network connection name>’.
You may have to confirm a security authorization
prompt. The system will request a new IP from the
router and you are done.




Open a new browser window. Type in the address
http://192.168.12.1 into the address bar of your
browser and press ‘Enter’.

You will be presented with the firmware’s logon
screen.

Enter ‘root’ as user and ‘shae-4’ as password.
(You can change the password later to anything you
like.)


You will see the initial System Info screen, giving
you details about version and status of the
firmware.
You were Successful!

Next Step is to register the router.
                                   Chillifire Hotspot Router Installation Guide             Version 09.10 
Router Registration 
Please note: For the registration process to work your router MUST be connected to the internet and
have a valid connection. If you cannot access the internet from the computer connected to the router, you
are most likely not connected to the internet and this registration process will fail.



Setting your timezone 

Log in to your router with your username and
password. Please select the timezone that is
relevant for you or the one closest to you.
Selecting the timezone will automatically
reschedule the daily reboot to between 3-4am of
your local time. It will also determine the most
appropriate Chillifire server to connect to so that
your users have the fastest possible online
connection facility.

Press the ‘Save and Apply’ button.




Link your router to your Chillifire account 

On the menu move your mouse over ‘Chillifire’,
then press ‘Router Registration’.

You now need to press the ‘Register Router’
button.




2. Next you will see the Chillifire login screen. If
you already have an account created on our
website or you are adding another router to your
existing account, please type in your account
name and password and press the ‘Login’
button.

If you do not have an account yet, please press
the ‘Signup Now’ button and create a new
account (see step 3).
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3. (Only if you had not yet created a Chillifire account) If you pressed the ‘Sign up now’ button, you will
the Chillifire Control Panel Login screen. Choose an account name (up to 10 characters), enter the billing
address details of your account (can be different to the physical address of the router(s), choose the
default currency for your router(s) and finally, enter an affiliate code, if you have been given one
(otherwise, leave empty).

Press the ‘Register’ button on the screen and you will see a success message.




4. The system will direct you automatically to a screen
that allows you to register the router against your
account (regardless whether you pressed the ‘Login’ or
the ‘Sign up now’ button in step 3.

IMPORTANT: If you just Signed Up Now as described in
step 8 be sure you activate your account first via the
activation email you will receive. You cannot logon before
you activated the account!



Enter the router location and press ‘Insert’.




The system will return a message
to confirm the successful
registration of the router.




DONE!
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Router Configuration 
This section describes how to change some configuration settings of the Chillifire Hotspot. While this list of
configuration options is by no means exhaustive, it gives guidance to the most popular configuration
options.

All the configuration options described in this guide occur on the router. Please open your favorite
browser, type http://192.168.12.1 into the browser’s address bar and press enter. You will need to log in
with your user name admin and the password. The standard password is ‘shae-4’.

Define a “Walled Garden” 

A ‘walled garden’ is a facility that allows hotspot
users access to selected sites without having to
be logged on. This makes sense if you want to
give access to your own website, i.e. your hotel’s
or café’s information pages.

The sites the users are allowed to have access to
can be defined by entering them into the allowed
sites filed and pressing the green button next to
the entry field. You can remove allowed sites by
pressing the red removal button next to the
allowed site.

On the Pages tab you can allow complete
websites like, say, www.google.com. On the
domains tab you can allow entire domains like
.google.com (including www.google.com,
maps.google.com, mail .google.com etc.)

Press the ‘Save and Apply’ button.


 
Define your custom splash page / homepage 

In standard mode the Chillifire system will bring
up a login page for users who have connected to
the hotspot, open a browser, but are not yet
logged in. However, this behavior can be changed
with the Custom ‘Splash Page’ setting.

Go to Chillifire->Custom Splash Page
Enter your home page with the leading protocol
http:// or https:// for example
http://www.yourdomain.com/yourstartpage.html
or
https://www.yourdomain.com/yourstartpage.html

You MUST include a link
https://192.168.182.1:3990/prelogin into your home page. This link leads to the Login Page (if the user is
connected to the hotspot network) so the hotspot user can buy tickets and can login.

Press the ‘Save & Apply’ button
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Change your router’s password 

Go to System->Admin Password

The system will prompt you to enter a new password
(twice identical) for the user ‘root’. Press Subimt to save
and continue.




Change your router’s SSID (name of the hotspot the end‐user will see) 

Go to Network->Wireless

Change the SSID to any value you like. Allowed
characters are large and small letters [A…Z], [a…z],
[numbers [1…9], underscores and dashes [_-].
Please do use not any other characters and spaces,
as this can cause issues.

We recommend leaving all other settings as is,
unless you really know what you are doing. To
change channels, please see point 2 below.

Press the ‘Save’ button
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Add devices to the Whitelist to bypass hotspot authentication 

Devices that have been put on the whitelist will
bypass the login procedure completely and have
straight and unlimited access to the internet. The
devices that are on the whitelist are defined by
their MAC Address, which can be entered on the
Chillifire Configuration Screen.

Note: The MAC address of a device (laptop etc.)
can be found on the bottom of the Chillifire login
screen.

Just enter the MAC address in the field and press the green ‘add’ button. Confirm your settings by
pressing ‘Save &Apply’.

To remove a device press the red ‘remove’ button next to it and press ‘Save & Apply’.

 
Change the wireless channel the Hotspot is sending on 

In an area with a number of wireless networks
present it can be beneficial not to allow the router
to select a channel by itself, but to look for other
networks present in the area, and to select a
channel that is not yet used. This will avoid
interference and improve signal range and clarity
for the receiving clients. In a wireless extender
scenario, sending and receiving on the same
channels between routers is essential.

Go to Network->Wifi
Press the ‘Scan’ button

After scanning the environment for other networks
the system will give you all the other networks it
found and their channels.

You can now select a channel that is not yet used
in your specific environment.

Press the ‘Save’ button


To set more sophisticated Wifi settings refer to
‘Change wireless transmission settings’ below.
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Assign the Ethernet LAN connections to either Hotspot or Free Access 

Go to the Administration section.
Go to Network->Switch

You can now assign the 4 LAN ports at the back of
the router either to free internet access (VLAN0)
or to Hotspot controlled paid internet access
(VLAN2). The standard configuration has the inner
two ports 2 and 3 assigned to the Hotspot, while
ports 1 and 4 are guaranteed free internet access.
We strongly recommend granting always free
internet access to at least one port,
preferably port 1, in case more significant
repairs are required.



Please observer the following rules, or you may break either specific ports or even the entire Hotspot
configuration.
     The Internet port must always be assigned to VLAN1
     Do not assign ports 1 through to 4 to VLAN1
     All VLANs must have port 5 assigned
     VLAN eth0.0 must have a star against it.
Violating any of these rules may cause the router to stop functioning.

Press the ‘Save Settings’ button and confirm your settings by pressing ‘Save & Apply’
We recommend you reboot your router and also unplug the connected devices for at least 10
seconds before plugging them in again. This will enforce that the lease for a new IP address is
enforced and that the tunnel for the chillispot connection is built up.

We recommend you reboot your router.


Change wireless transmission settings 

Go to the Administration portal to Network->Wifi-
>Wl0.
There you can set transmission power and other
transmission and antenna settings. The settings
will depend on the router’s capabilities and
drivers.

Recommended standard transmission power is
20dB equating to 100mW. Please take local
health and transmission regulations into account
when setting this value.

Press the ‘Save & Apply’ button
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Establish Quality of Service (QoS) and establish maximum throughput rates 

Go to Network->QoS

You can set Q0S to 'Enabled' at the top of the
Options section. Once that is done you have the
option to set a maximum WAN upload and
download speed. This will limit the speed for any
connection regardless of settings you may choose
as part of the Hotspot package setup.

We do not recommend you manipulate the QoS
firewall settings unless you have a thorough
understanding of IP networking. The standard is
configured to favor basic services like DNS traffic
and SSH, treat web traffic as ‘Normal’ use, and
treat P2P and other data intensive services as least
priority.



Press the ‘Save Settings’ button
and confirm your settings by pressing ‘Apply
Settings’



Chillifire Status, Add‐ons  and Upgrades 

Click on ‘Chillifire’

Here you can see the status of the Chillifire
Hotspot, Restart your remote connection, force
the upgrade of your router, and install additional
modules. The list of add-on modules will be
extended over time as requested by our client
base.
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Additional Configuration 
Go to the Administration section. Got to Chillifire-
>Additional Configuration

Here you can set the default Idle Time-out period
(the period of time an inactive user session on the
hotspot is ended by the router) defined in seconds.
The default is set to 2600 seconds which is one
hour.

Clicking the anonymous button will disable the
Chillifire logon during logon.

The Time of daily reboot define when during the
day (in local time) the daily reboot is performed. Default is 4am in the morning.

Show Active Hotspot Connections 
Got to Chillifire->Connections

The system shows active usr connections and
connected WDS routers. If users are logged in,
there will be a ‘Disconnect’ link at the right hand
side of the screen next to the logged in user. This
button can be used to force a disconnection.

				
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