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Let Facebook Put a “Like Gate” on Your Wifi?

FacebookIn case this news slipped through the cracks without you hearing it…

Facebook can help you make use of your location’s internet connection through Facebook Wi-Fi, which lets customers check in to your restaurant on Facebook in order to gain free Wi-Fi access.

If you’ve got an existing router in your restaurant, Facebook can help you turn that into a Wi-Fi hotspot, where guests who fire up their laptops will see it as an available connection.

When they do this, and then launch their browser, they’ll be automatically directed to your Facebook page, where, once they “Like” your page they can access the rest of the Web. You can edit the items you’d like to reward them with when they check in, the length of time they can stay on your Wi-Fi. You can even be the nice guy or gal and not require that they check in. All these settings are available from within your Facebook page.

Now…there’s one catch. And it may be a deal killer for you. You’ve got to have a supported router, and there are only three as of the time of this article: Cisco ISR G2 and ASR 1000 Series routers, Meraki wireless routers, and the Netgear R6300 Smart WiFi router.

To review the full FAQ on Facebook Wi-Fi click here.

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Brandon Hull

Brandon is the original founder of He has helped thousands of restaurants implement innovative marketing strategies, campaigns, and tactics by incorporating new technology, in order to attract loyal guests.