NOTICE: THIS INSTALLATION TUTORIAL HAS BEEN REWRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE HOTSPOTINSIDE WIFI NETWORK MANGEMENT AND HOTSPOT BILLING SYSTEM. IF YOU ARE RUNNING A PRO-MESH MX SERVER, ALOT OF THIS WILL STILL APPLY AND YOU MAY LEARN SOME VALUABLE TIPS BY READING THIS.
How To Build A WiFi HotSpot Or Entire WiFi Network Using A HOTSPOTINSIDE Server
If you have a HOTSPOTINSIDE Single Dashboard & Billing Account, skip down to step 6.
Hotspotinside ; email@example.com
HOW TO SETUP YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS
You should already have a PayPal Account setup, but if you do not, then do so now.. Once you have a PayPal Account, login to that account and click on “Profile”…. Once in your profile, click on “Website Payment Preferences”…..
Once inside the Website Payment Preferences page, turn on “Auto Return” and enter the appropriate Return URL for your pro-mesh server.. This is the same URL that you just setup with Network Solutions.. Just add the http:// in front and the /confirmation.php on the end… (Note: This URL does not actually get used in a wifi paypal transaction.. Rather, the customer is automatically sent back to /wifi-1.1.1/success.php , so you can use this URL to autoreturn from and entireley different paypal payment page that you might have.. If you have no other paypal payment pages, just set it up the way I show here…)
Next you will turn on “Payment Data Transfer”… The Identity Token will not be displayed for you yet, most likely.. That will happen when you save everything at the bottom of the page after making these changes.. Once you do click save settings, come back and get this Identity token and copy and paste it into a Notepad file or something on your desktop so you can access here shortly, as we continue this tutorial… That token will need to be set into the HOTSPOTINSIDE server, and we will cover that further down..
Turn on “PayPal Account Optional, so people can pay with credit cards, and not just PayPal.. Set the other settings I show here also…
Once all of that is done and you have copied your “Identity Token” to a Notepad file in your windows machine, then you can click save settings, apply, and logout from PayPal… That should all be set to go to receive money from the WiFi customers…