Knowledge Base - Social Info (How to see and meet others with similar interests)

Now that there are tens of thousands of WiFiRanger routers in use, we thought it would be a fun idea to use the Ranger itself as a means of meeting RVers with similar interests.

In this example, there are three SSIDs that belong to WiFiRanger owners all of whom are sharing information as indicated by the circled icons. If you then “mouse over” those SSIDs a popup box will appear that contains the information being shared by the other RVer. The icon will appear even if the Ranger’s owner has changed its SSID to be something other than the default one.

Furthermore, you aren’t connecting to his Ranger to get this information nor is anyone else connecting to your Ranger; it is available just by mousing over the entry. In this example, notice that the other RVer is using the “about me” section to provide information that would enable others to identify him. If you didn’t wish to provide such detailed information you could, as an alternative, provide your email address so you could exchange information and decide if you wished to meet the other person.

To do this all you need to do is access the WiFi tab of the Ranger’s Control Panel and look for the section labeled Social Info as shown in the next screenshot.

Entering info into any of these fields is optional. For example, you could fill out only the Website field with a link to your Facebook profile or blog, leaving Interests and Find Me blank. This means that only the Website info will be displayed to others on your own social icon. Find Me directions are used to give others a way to find your campsite or location so that you can easily make new friends. 

Of course, when you finish entering the information you will need to SAVE your changes using the box at the bottom of the page.

That’s all you must do to “activate” the process. Now when other RVers come to the campground and set up their WiFiRangers your SSID will be “flagged” with a small icon indicating that you are sharing social interest info.


Created : 2015-01-07 13:48:23, Last Modified : 2019-08-19 17:33:40

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