Facebook WiFi Router from D-Link

D-Link today announced it is working with Facebook to deliver D-Link’s first wireless router with Facebook Wi-Fi. The Facebook Wi-Fi will redirect users to your Facebook page. Facebook Check In can be made optional, but redirection to the business Facebook page cannot.

The Facebook Wi-Fi 802.11ac router delivers advanced, connectivity for small businesses and their customers. It prompts customers to check in to their location on Facebook to connect to free Wi-Fi without the hassle of entering codes or creating new accounts.

Dlink says the features and benefits include:

  • Enhanced User Experience: Offers free Wi-Fi without the need for codes or special accounts
  • Expanded Customer Connections: Drives customer check-ins and interaction with business Facebook Pages
  • Increased Visibility: Allows small businesses to aggregate demographic data from customers who check in
  • Wi-Fi Performance: Up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac (1300ac + 450n) for a high-performance wireless experience
  • Secure Wi-Fi: Complete set of security features including an SPI firewall and WPA2 to protect business networks

The D-Link 11AC Router with Facebook Wi-Fi is available for $149.99.

Facebook Wi-Fi is available on Meraki wireless products, Cisco ISR G2 and ASR 1000 Series routers, NETGEAR R6300 Smart WiFi routers and the D-Link Facebook Wi-Fi AC1750 Router (DIR-865L).

Hotspot 2.0 is a new set of protocols to enable cellular-like roaming. A variety of partnerships are developing nationwide and world-wide, including:

Infrastructure providers are also enabling small businesses and organizations to “roll their own” Hotspot 2.0 network:

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