The cool kids keep talking about putting stuff in the Cloud. Please try and ignore their turtle necks and NHS glasses for a moment, because a cloud managed Wi-Fi service is useful for everyone – not just the geeks.
Your Wi-Fi service is the bit that turns your everyday router into a clever Wi-Fi access point that you can control.
In the old days – most of the information to manage your Wi-Fi service was stored in your Wi-Fi router. This meant there wasn’t much room to do anything clever with your Wi-Fi.
With cloud based Wi-Fi, your Wi-Fi access point looks up to the cloud to get the information it needs. It’s a leaner, meaner, more reliable way of managing your Wi-Fi hotspot.
When you sign up to the PolkaSpots service you’ll have access to a cloud based dashboard (like a website) where you can customise your Wi-Fi settings.
Because your Wi-Fi service is in the cloud, you can change your Wi-Fi settings from anywhere in the world. Just log onto the management website. You’ll see all your Wi-Fi access points working away. If something goes wrong you’ll be able to see which wireless access point is causing trouble and fix it quick.
And, there’s now room to do fancy stuff – like design login pages and restrict Wi-Fi users. All from your Wi-Fi cloud.
A cloud managed Wi-Fi service puts you in control of your Wi-Fi hotspot. You choose how to moderate guest access, not your Wi-Fi provider or your users. It’s your Wi-Fi connection after all.