Passpoint

無縫、安全地連接到Wi-Fi®熱點網路

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint®是一種全行業解決方案,可在Wi-Fi熱點之間簡化網路接入,使使用者無需在每次連接時都去發現和驗證網路。在不支援Passpoint®的Wi-Fi網路中,使用者必須搜索並選擇網路、請求連接到接入點(AP)並在每次訪問時重新輸入驗證證書,以接入不同地點的熱點,例如餐館、體育館、機場或酒店。Passpoint實現了全部流程的自動化,支援Wi-Fi熱點網路和移動設備之間的無縫連接,同時提供企業級安全性。

Passpoint的功能

Passpoint通過以下功能,改善了移動用戶的體驗:

  • 自動發現和選擇網路;
  • 簡化線上註冊 和即時帳戶配置;
  • 無縫的網路接入和熱點間漫遊;
  • Enhanced WPA2™-Enterprise和WPA3™。

今天市場上大多數企業級AP都支援Passpoint,Passpoint還獲得了Android、iOS、macOS、Windows 10等主要移動作業系統的原生支援。Passpoint設備和網路不僅提供與Wi-Fi熱點可靠、安全和自動的連接體驗,還為運營商、服務提供者和企業級網路提供了更大價值,並支持或提供:

  • 移動資料卸載;
  • 橫跨運營商和服務提供者的Wi-Fi漫遊協議;
  • 吸引使用者並從網路提取更大價值的機會; 
  • 諸如Wi-Fi通話等基於Wi-Fi的業務;
  • 面向企業和其他私有網路的、簡化的企業級設備配置和證書管理。

Passpoint基於Hotspot 2.0技術,是全球Wi-Fi漫遊標準的基礎組成部分,作為一種面向最終使用者、網路運營商和設備廠商的理想解決方案,它反映出了協作的深度和廣度。

Passpoint是Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™的關鍵元件,Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage是一套在運營商Wi-Fi網路中顯著改善使用者體驗的技術。Wi-Fi Vantage™設備融合了Passpoint無縫靈巧的身份驗證、更好的資源管理、企業級安全性和高性能Wi-Fi的優勢,在富有挑戰性的網路環境中提供了更好的用戶體驗。

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How does Passpoint support service provider branding and customer relationships?

    Passpoint enabled mobile devices can choose networks based on a list of preferred (direct or partner) providers, specific services and/or the best performance characteristics. For service providers offering a managed experience, seamless authentication is a valuable element, and Passpoint networks also support deployments where a click-through screen is essential for acceptance of terms and conditions or branding.

  • How does Passpoint equipment support Wi-Fi roaming?

    Passpoint devices use industry-agreed uniform mechanisms for discovering and creating secured connections to hotspots. This allows a subscriber to experience seamless Wi-Fi connectivity to a hotspot anywhere in the world a user’s provider has roaming agreements. Passpoint is specified as a requirement for the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s industry work on Wi-Fi roaming.

  • What standards does Passpoint draw on?

    Passpoint is based on Hotspot 2.0 technology and makes use of elements of IEEE 802.1X, 802.11u, 802.11i, WPA2-Enterprise and WPA3™-Enterprise security, as well as some Wi-Fi Alliance defined mechanisms.

  • Who created the Passpoint program?

    Members of Wi-Fi Alliance created the program. The group which developed Passpoint includes service providers, mobile operators, fixed line operators, and makers of mobile devices and infrastructure equipment.

  • What does Passpoint mean for end users?

    In short, Passpoint provides a better Wi-Fi user experience while mobile. Users with certified Passpoint devices can enjoy the benefits of streamlined network selection and secure connectivity at Passpoint enabled hotspots. Passpoint-enabled devices operate based on user preference.

  • What does Passpoint bring to hospitality?

    Hospitality chains may own many brands but a single consolidated rewards program. Without Passpoint, either the rewards program SSID needs to be added at every hotel or users’ phones must be configured with several SSIDs. Passpoint can function with a single profile that identifies the rewards program instead of a hotel SSID. When a user visits an associated property, their device will automatically identify the access point and connect.

  • Can existing equipment be upgraded for Passpoint?

    The hardware and software platform of a given device determines whether it can be upgraded in the field. Equipment that has previously undergone certification testing can be updated and resubmitted for Passpoint certification.

  • Can legacy clients join a network with Passpoint access points?

    Legacy mobile devices can connect to Passpoint access points configured for open system authentication, although they will not enjoy Passpoint features for network selection, automatic authentication or expanded security. A user connecting to an open network with a legacy mobile device will manually find the available networks and then select and connect to the preferred network.

    The access points used in hotspot and enterprise networks are often configured to support multiple SSIDs (networks) on the same equipment; a configuration that offers a Passpoint-certified network and a separate open network allows Passpoint mobile devices to enjoy the full benefits while supporting legacy clients.

  • Does Passpoint support voice over Wi-Fi?

    The scope of Passpoint testing is to ensure that the mechanisms for seamless discovery and creation of a secured link are implemented correctly. It is application-agnostic.

  • What types of equipment are tested for Passpoint?

    Infrastructure equipment such as access points, and mobile and portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks have been certified. Passpoint is available on both SIM and non-SIM Wi-Fi devices.

  • Are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products protected by security?

    Yes. All Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products are tested for WPA2 or WPA3. The only way to be sure that a product meets the latest security standards is to purchase only Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products.

     

  • How does Wi-Fi Alliance help ensure product compatibility and a good user experience for certified products?

    Compatibility and quality are achieved through testing of Wi-Fi products. Consumers should always look for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo to ensure the best user experience possible.