Complete list of supported APs, access devices and firmwares


[Please note that this article refers to an older version of the product and may be outdated. You can find the most recent guide here]

Here's a list of quick user guides for each Access Point vendor we support to help with configuration.


Supported access network architecture

The platform supports many different access network architectures. The most common scenarios:
  • Standalone: in this case a single AP can be used as a Hotspot, without the need to use other access devices.
  • Network managed by a controller: some vendors and products support a distributed architecture where each single AP is managed and controlled by a centralized Controller / Gateway.

Common configuration parameters

Independently from the vendor and the configuration used, in order to use a device as the Hotspot for the platform, you need to configure the following basic parameters:
  • RADIUS IP address: the IP address of the RADIUS server, for authentication and accounting phases. It is strongly recommended to configure both the primary and the secondary RADIUS server.
  • Shared secret: the secret key shared between the RADIUS client and server.
  • Splash Portal URL: the URL of the external login page where the end-user is redirected to.
Another important parameter is the Identifier. The platform uses this to identify the specific Hotspot. You must set this value when creating the Hotspot in the Control Panel. For further information see article: How to add a Hotspot.
Each product uses different conventions to set this parameter; in some case you can set this parameter manually, in other cases it is imposed by the device according to a well known convention.
You must ensure this parameter is unique for your network (it is common to use the MAC address when the parameter can be manually set).
The default parameters are listed below. In case of any variation you will receive the list of new parameters during the setup of the platform.
  • Primary RADIUS Server (IP address):
  • Secondary RADIUS Server (IP address):
  • Shared secret: (it will be communicated by Cloud4Wi)
  • Splash portal URL:
Other useful parameters:
  • Authentication port: 1812
  • Accounting port: 1813

Walled Garden for Social Login/PayPal payments

Here are additional settings to configure the Walled Garden of your device:

UAM secret configuration for Chillispot/CoovaChilli-based devices

For particular configurations and particular devices, you can set a not empty UAM secret field.
See the following article for details on this: Adding UAM secret configuration for Chillispot/CoovaChilli-based devices.

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