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Welcome to Open Mesh!

Facebook WiFi for Open Mesh at Marino's Bistro

Connect your customers with
Facebook WiFi for Open Mesh

Use Facebook WiFi to let your customers check in
on Facebook and use the web for free.

A new way to connect and grow your business.

1. Connect an Open Mesh access point

Facebook WiFi works with any new or existing* Open Mesh network. Select the access point that meets your performance needs and install in the enclosure that best fits your physical environment. Use CloudTrax—a free, cloud-based network controller—to build, manage and monitor your wireless network in minutes.

Open Mesh Access Points

2. Turn your business into a WiFi hotspot

Enable the Facebook WiFi option in CloudTrax and link to your Facebook Page. Customers simply check in to your location on Facebook to connect to free WiFi. People will also have the option of liking your Facebook Page. WiFi codes aren't necessary and there are no new accounts to create. Customers can manually check in or choose a setting that lets them automatically check in whenever they visit your location.

Facebook WiFi video

See how Facebook WiFi works

3. Reach more people

When customers check in to use your WiFi, their friends can discover your business by seeing the story in their News Feed. After checking in, people will be asked if they also want to like your Page so you can continue to connect with them on Facebook.

Check-ins after Facebook WiFi installed

*Results will vary.

4. Help people find your business

More check-ins and engagement with your Page will improve how it ranks in search and the Nearby tab on the Facebook mobile app.

Facebook nearby

5. Gain insight into your customers

Access aggregate demographics data—such as age and gender—from check-ins and understand peak traffic times. You’ll also be able to reach customers who check-in with Facebook ads.

Facebook Check-In Insights

It’s easy to get started.

Facebook WiFi is free to use and can be installed on any network running 5xx (or later) firmware.

If you already have an Open Mesh network, make sure you've upgraded to 5xx firmware (in Cloudtrax, navigate to Edit Network > Advanced) and learn how to set up Facebook Wi-Fi for your business.

If you’re new to Open Mesh, start by planning a network and purchasing Open Mesh products.

*Works with 5xx series or later firmware. Not supported for OM1P or MR500 access points.

Facebook WiFi checkin on a laptop