Configuration for DD-WRT Firmware

[alert style=”danger”]Since DD-WRT is an open source package and there are MANY different nuances and variances, our support team does not provide any additional support beyond this document. Please refer to DD-WRT forums for additional configuration help.[/alert]

[alert style=”info”]Before configuring your device, please be sure that you have added the Gateway to the Smart WiFi Platform and associated it with a Hotspot.
ADD HOSPOT[/alert]

The Smart WIFi Platform integrates with hardware that is flashed with openWRT firmware.

Please CHECK HERE for a list of supported hardware.

The following screenshots were taken to demonstrate the process to flash DD-WRT firmware onto a Linksys e1200v2 router that was out of the box.

[alert style=”info”]Not all devices will follow these steps exactly. You should search for the correct instructions for your specific device on the DD-WRT forums. You will need the “STD” or “MEGA” version for your router which contains the features required for the Marketing4WiFi Platform.[/alert]

First. we read on the support forums about this model specifically. We’re following the exact instructions that are on this Wiki:

We’ve downloaded the 2 bin files that they listed and have now logged into the original Linksys firmware image:

Next, we’re installing the first file (as instructed on the wiki site) to the device. Go to Administration>Firmware Upgrade.

Once the first file has been copied to the device, you will see this message while the router reboots itself.

After the router reboots, login to the router using and you’ll see the new DD-WRT Image.

Next, we logged in (root/admin) and went directly to the ‘Administration’ tab. Now, we selected the second bin file that we were instructed to use. We uploaded the second file and waited for the router to reboot again.

At this point, we had to power cycle the router as the newly-flashed interface did not appear. Once the router rebooted we were able to access the newly-flashed interface. We can notice that it’s the larger version because it shows “MEGA” instead of the original “MINI”. The “MINI” flash version of DD-WRT does NOT contain the options needed to configure the device for the Smart WiFi Dashboard. The “FULL” and “MEGA” versions do offer the options needed.

Once this is done we went to the Services>Hotspot menu and filled in the information from the Smart WiFi Dashboard:

Primary RADIUS Server

Backup RADIUS Server

DNS Server IP

Redirect URL

(From the Smart WiFi Dashboard>Hotspot>Edit)

Shared Key
[alert]Paste from the Smart WiFi Dashboard  {RADIUS Secret} (MUST BE EXACT!!)[/alert]

[alert]Paste from the Smart WiFi Dashboard  {NAS-ID} (MUST BE EXACT!!)[/alert]


Walled Garden (UAM Domains)
IMPORTANT: If you have your own White Label domains, BE SURE TO ADD THOSE to the walled garden list as well.

Once you’ve pasted the data in the proper fields then you’ll need to click “Save”, then “Apply Settings”

Give the router a minute or so and then power-cycle it. Be sure the router is connected to an Internet connection now on the WAN port on the back of the router. When it’s finished rebooting, you should be able to connect the the SSID you chose and then it should display the splash page corresponding to the Hotspot in the Smart WiFi Dashboard.




Updated on February 19, 2019

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