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Authentication Gateway for wired/wireless networks.  200 concurrent user access database support, Wireless Hotspot gateway.  Captive portal control, Splash screen, DOS protection, Per-User bandwidth control, and authentication.

High Performance Network Controller

Authentication Gateway for wired/wireless networks.  200 concurrent user access database support, Wireless Hotspot gateway.  Captive portal control, Splash screen, DOS protection, Per-User bandwidth control, and authentication.



Valuepoint, NC-3550, NC3550 authenication gateway, hotspot controller, Authentication Gateway for wired/wireless networks.  200 concurrent user access database support, Wireless Hotspot gateway.  Captive portal control, Splash screen, DOS protection, Per-User bandwidth control, and authentication.

Part#: GNS-NC3550



Handle up to 200 concurrent users

Captive portal control

User based & global Bandwidth Control

User Authentication & Session Limiting

Denial of Service Protection

Stop P2P and file sharing on your network

Support 3 additional LAN subnets

View usage & times of each guest logon

Trunked VLAN for security and subscriber ID

Built-in Firewall



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Per-User Bandwidth Limiting Included!


If you are offering Free Wi-Fi at your Campground Hotspot, or Marina, RV Park, then you might want to consider installing a controller that will allow authorized users to log onto your network using a custom username and password.  This will prevent any un-authorized user from accessing your network, and further slowing down the connection with SPAM, or other malicious programs that can be used.  The Hotspot Gateway is easy to install, and can be pre-configured to work "out of the box" and customized to meet the look and feel of your particular campground or other Wi-Fi Venue.


This gateway is recommended to handle up to  200 consecutive users.


This NC3500 Network Controller provides high performance, authenticated, and seamless broadband connectivity to Public Access venues such as Hotels, Airports, Marinas, and Multi-tenant properties, The 3500 Controller will automatically adjust to almost any foreseeable subscriber configuration and adapt to support that subscriber automatically and transparently. Subscriber access can be authenticated via Local User Database or RADIUS Authentication. Web browsing, VPN, and Email are automatically configured and supported by the gateway as well.

Dynamic VPN provisioning automatically handles VPN clients at hotels and other public-access venues. This solves the problem VPN pass-through does not address, reducing your support calls dramatically.

Every user session can be logged and the log saved on a remove or local server or drive. This allows your network to be compliant with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The NC-3550 has become the leading choice for the hospitality market.  With advanced features such as bandwidth limiting and session limiting, your network runs efficiently and support-free.  For very large properties, multiple NC-3550's can be stacked to increase the overall number of users to 400 or more, and bandwidth can be shared over multiple WAN ports.

The 3500 has a powerful IXP 425/533 MHz CPU supporting 65 Mbps of throughput, 200 concurrent users, and User based Bandwidth limiting.   Create a local portal page or custom redirect at your discretion.

This gateway controller will allow you to create a "Captive Portal", which will allow you to control which webpage is viewed when users first log onto your wireless network.  The 3500 controller can handle up to 200 concurrent connections making it a fast and reliable authentication gateway.  Features like bandwidth control, user statistics, and walled garden make this gateway controller a great addition to control your wireless network.


VLAN & Static Routing: This feature will enable  you to use the NC-3500 at larger properties and those needing authentication and security based on VLAN ID.  You can also add a 3500 to an existing VLAN or subnetted network.  The gateway can handle up to 256 VLAN ID's, as well as port based VLAN, and supports standard static routes.


Control and Security:  Stop P2P and file sharing on the network.  This is useful in areas such as RV Parks, and Marinas, where user security and identity is important.  The NC3500 will allow you to enable session limiting, so users can not load down the network at anytime.  The built in firewall and Denial of Service protection add additional security to the network.  With the Valuepoint NC3550 gateway controller, you can stop and track file sharers and spammers, and remove them from the network.


Management: Web based management allows easy access to configuration.  Local or remote Syslog function are included, as well as port forwarding.  The access point monitor will allow you to enter the AP information which is on your network into the gateway for visual status of whether or not the AP is running, or not.  You can also use two of the NC3500's together in a stacking mode, to enable dual WAN connectivity and load balancing.  With dual NC3500 gateways you can also enable auto-failover and can handle up to 400 concurrent users on the network.






 Technical Specifications:


QTY 1: 10Base 802.3 / 100BaseT WAN port
QTY 4: 10Base 802.3 / 100BaseT LAN ports
19" 1U rack mount
12 x 7 x 2 In. / 5 Lbs.



Secure HTML Login Page (SSL)
Real-time session list
Remote Management filtering
gre tunneling


Network controller
200 concurrent users,
512 Local User Database
65 Mbps maximum throughput




Web-based Management via SSL
Sophisticated Syslog Logging
Backup, Import, and Export Configuration and Local User Database
Safe remote firmware upgrade from the NOC reduces site visits


User Authentication and Accounting

RADIUS-based authentication
Funk Steel Belted Radius
Free Radius
Captive Portal` Login Page Redirection
Local Branded Terms of Service
Advanced Local Authentication
User-accounts locked to MAC
Subscriber pass-through after single login
Detailed user statistics
Patent-Pending Cafe Account: Time and MAC limited free access
XML/SOAP OSS and Billing Provider Support
Hampton Inn HSIA
Authdirect (ICOA) Tollbooth
DataValet | Logisense | Thinwires | V-Link
Wandering Wi-Fi
White List: IP and MAC Pass-through
Blacklist: MAC Blocking



Auto IP: Supports any static IP configuration
Multiple VPN Support
Auto-Proxy supports any browser HTTP proxy
SMTP redirection supports most email configurations
TCP/IP Router
Dynamic DNS Support:
PPTP, IPSec, L2TP pass-through
DHCP Client, Server
PER User AND GLOBAL Bandwidth Limiting


Local Services and Branding

Walled Garden
Portal Page
One time or Time based Advertisement URLs
Standard or Customized Login, Welcome and Logout Pages


Certification and Approval

CE Mark
VCCI Class B




1 Year



Configuration Tips:


Unlimited PC’s login account

Most customers use the Local Authentication table (Security Bar > Local Authentication Radio Button > Add / Modify User or Set Auto Default).   If you create an account to be used by Unlimited PC’s, and you set the Subscriber Bandwidth Limit, this is the bandwidth limit for the entire account.   For example, if you set a bandwidth limit of 1 MB, everybody logged in with that account shares 1 MB of bandwidth. 


We recommend that you use the Global Bandwidth Limit instead (Networks > WAN/LAN tab).    The Global Bandwidth Limit will provide a bandwidth Cap limit for each user on the gateway.  For example, if you set the Global Bandwidth Limit to 1 MB, each user on the gateway will be able to use up to 1 MB max.


Login Page

When you are setting up the gateway, you normally set up the Login page right away.  You go to the Customization Bar, and then select a radio button for the type of page.  We recommend External Portal, Internal Portal or Custom.  These selections will create a full  HTML Login page rather than a Pop-up Login page that may be blocked by a pop-up blocker or a smart phone that does not support pop-ups.


IP Conflict Detection

This setting is also under the Security Bar menu.  We recommend that you disable Strict IP Conflict Detection for Login.  If you have a static client base with static IP addresses for each client, then you can enable this feature.  Most sites are configured for DHCP to hand out addresses to each client.  The Strict IP Conflict Detection for Login is a bit too strict for this configuration.


Browser Blocking Java Script

If you have a client that can’t get past  the login screen, look at the client's browser security settings.  Some browsers can be configured to block Java Script.  The login page runs Java Script to post the Username and Password to the NC-3550 so it has to be enabled in the browser for the page to work properly.  When in doubt, add the user's MAC Address to the MAC Pass Through table (Security Bar menu, Pass-through Tab).  For really stubborn cases, use IP Pass Through, which bypasses everything. 


Single Access Code

Have you been asked to provide a login page with a Single Access Code?   This is easy to do with a “hard coded” username or password embedded in the login page.  When the client hits submit, the info they enter in the Access Code field and the hard coded text posts to the gateway.    Please contact us for sample login pages that have this functionality if needed.



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