Cradlepoint

Access Point Instructions for Cradlepoint

This page explains the Captive Portal configuration for Cradlepoint and authentication with IronWifi.

IronWifi Console Configuration

  1. Log into the IronWifi console or register for free
  2. Create a new network
  3. After that, create a new captive portal, with vendor Cradlepoint

Access Point Configuration

Please log in to your Cradlepoint Router

At the top, click on Network Settings and choose WiFi / Local Networks

At the bottom of the page, select which Wireless Profile you wish to use and click Edit.

Configure with:

  • WiFi Name (SSID) - Guest WiFi (or whatever you wish)
  • Hidden - Unticked
  • Isolate - Ticked
  • WMM - Ticked
  • Enabled - Ticked
  • Security Mode - Open

Click Submit to save

Next, on the same page, above the Wireless Profiles, tick the box beside the Guest LAN network and click Edit.

Configure with:

IPv4 Settings tab:

  • IPv4 Routing Mode - Hotspot

IPv6 Settings tab:

  • IPv6 Address Source - None

Interfaces tab:

  • WiFi - Guest WiFi: Click the + to move it to the Selected list

IPv4 DHCP tab:

  • DHCP Server - Ticked

Click Submit to save

Next, click on System Settings at the top and choose Hotspot Services. Configure with:

Under Hotspot Settings:

  • Hotspot Mode - RADIUS/UAM
  • Local IP Network - Guest LAN
  • Allow Service on 3G/4G modems - Ticked
  • Redirect HTTPS Requests - Unticked
  • Hotspot/UAM Auhentication Port - 8000

Under RADIUS Settings:

  • Server Address 1 - get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Server Address 2 - get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Authentication Port - get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Accounting Port - get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Shared Secret -get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Confirm Secret - as above
  • Redirect Successful Authentication - Select To an administrator-defined URL and enter: get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Session Timeout - 240 Mins
  • Idle Timeout - 30 Mins

Under UAM Settings:

  • Login URL -get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Splash Page URL - leave empty
  • Shared Secret -get this value from the IronWifi console
  • Confirm Secret -get this value from the IronWifi console

Next, under Allowed Hosts/Domains Prior to Authentication click the Add button and add - 107.178.250.42

! You must also install a valid SSL certificate on your controller/AP, in order to avoid authentication issues !

Follow this instructions to enable SSL on your Access Points - https://customer.cradlepoint.com/s/article/Enabling-Secure-Captive-Portal-UAM-Transactions