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TP-Link Omada Controller Configuration Guide

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 GATEWAY
ADD HOSPOT

The following instructions outline how to setup a TP-Link Omada Controller network for the Marketing4WiFi Platform. This guide assumes that your Omada controller is already operational and on a live network with adopted Access Points. Please make sure any firewall rules, web content filters, and other security measures have been configured to interface with the platform.

  1. Login to your Omada controller
  2. Open the site you want to configure
  3. Click the settings cog in the bottom left corner
  4. Using the menu to the left, open the Authentication section and click RADIUS Profile
  5. Click the + Create New RADIUS Profile button and configure with
    • Name: Smart WiFi
    • RADIUS Accounting: Enabled
    • Press the Add New Authentication Server and Add New Accounting Server buttons once so your profile contains two Authentication and two Accounting Server options
    • Authentication Server 1-
      • Authentication Server IP: Select one
      • Authentication Port: 1812
      • Authentication Password: Available in the Edit Hotspot page in the Marketing4WiFi dashboard, called RADIUS Secret in the dashboard.
    • Authentication Server 2-
      • Authentication Server IP: Select one
      • Authentication Port: 1812
      • Authentication Password: Available in the Edit Hotspot page in the Marketing4WiFi dashboard, called RADIUS Secret in the dashboard.
    • Accounting Server 1-
      • Accounting Server IP: Select one
      • Accounting Port: 1813
      • Accounting Password: Available in the Edit Hotspot page in the Marketing4WiFi dashboard, called RADIUS Secret in the dashboard.
    • Accounting Server 2-
      • Accounting Server IP: Select one
      • Accounting Port: 1813
      • Accounting Password: Available in the Edit Hotspot page in the Marketing4WiFi dashboard, called RADIUS Secret in the dashboard.
    • Press Save
  6. Using the menu to the left, open the Authentication section and click Portal
  7. Click the + Create New Portal button and configure with
    • Portal Name: Smart WiFi
    • Portal: Enabled
    • SSID & Network: Select the SSID you want to enable Guest WiFi on
    • Authentication Type: External RADIUS Server
    • RADIUS Profile: SmartWiFi
    • NAS ID: Available in the Edit Hotspot page in the Marketing4WiFi dashboard, called SWS/Hotspot/NAS-ID
    • Authentication Mode: PAP
    • Portal Customization- External Web Portal
      • http:// or https://- Use http if you host your own controller and have not uploaded a trusted certificate to your Omada controller. Use https if your controller is provided through the Omada Cloud subscription service or if you have uploaded your own trusted certificate to your self hosted Omada controller.
      • Select one
    • HTTPS Redirection: Disabled
    • Landing Page- The Promotional URL: Use https:// and select one
    • Press Apply
  8. Back on the Portal page, click the Access Control tab at the top
    • Pre-Authentication Access: Enabled
    • Pre-Authentication List: Click the +Add button
      • Type: URL
      • URL: smartwifiplatform.com
      • Click the +Add New Pre-Authentication Access Entry button to add all of the platform default walled garden entries

        Operators must include an entry for the domain of their branded splash page. Example: splash.mydomain.com

      • Press Save to submit the list
  9. Press Apply
  10. The configuration is complete

Disclaimer on hardware configuration guides in the KB:

This equipment has been integrated and tested in our labs with the Marketing4WiFi platform using the firmware versions below.

Omada Controller Version 5.9.31
EAP Version 5.1.0 Build 20220926 Rel. 62456

LIMITED HARDWARE SUPPORT: Hardware manufacturers frequently make changes to firmware, controllers and GUI’s. The information below may be out of date or images may be different and is to be used as a general reference guide. We do offer additional limited support to help with trouble-shooting and we highly recommend that you have a hardware support agreement and/or access to a hardware support engineering representative from the manufacturer.

Updated on January 31, 2024

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