The Social Wi-Fi Network
Massimo Ciuffreda, Michele di Mauro

Company Details


wiMAN is a start-up company established for the purpose of simplifying wifi access and op- eration.

How that is done? By making wifi network access "social", which eliminates lengthy registration procedures (the kind associated with traditional hotspots), as well as access with shared keys or, worse yet, without a password. With our service, authentication for access is carried by means of Face- book credentials (social media login), and only then can the user navigate freely.

How it works? Everything takes place through our router:

1. You have an adsl line and you wish to create a hotspot for your clients, so you request our router

2. The router is a plug&play device: you simply connect it to your adsl, register the router on our portal, and in just a few minutes the hotspot is ready (no technical support is needed for installation, and the creation of the infrastructure is a low-cost operation)

3. The router generates a private network with a wpa2 key (for internal use) and an open public network with the name FREEwiMAN@venue

4. Users who connect to the public network are redirected to the customized authentication portal created for each establishment. Once users carry out the authentication process, they are part of the wiMAN community. This allows us to keep track of the connections made and to offer users a series of additional services (information/promotions from the operators of the establishments, above and be- yond standard social-media services, such as the sharing of messages, photos etc).

5. No registration is needed for authentication: users are authenticated through Facebook Login

Current Team (6)


Past Team (2)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • wiMAN Office

    Via Barberia, 19

    Bologna, 40123


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