A system for providing a dynamic and interactive wireless local area network access to guest users (i.e., onboarding) may include at least a network authenticator (or host device), a network access requestor (or guest device), and an access point. A request to access the wireless network by a guest device is received by the access point. The access point prompts the guest device to provide identifying information (e.g., passcode, username, key, pin, etc.) which is then routed to the network authenticator. The network authenticator either rejects the request or approves the request and establishes a connection policy for the guest device. An example connection policy may impose a limit on data usage by the guest device or restrict access to certain blacklisted websites.
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Liu, Steven and Zhang, Ning, "Dynamic and Interactive Wireless Local Area Network Onboarding", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 10, 2020)