Cradlepoint Configuration

This article describes installation and configuration steps for Cradlepoint access point


Configuring Cradlepoint with your Start Hotspot account - step by step instructions

Connecting

Please reset Cradlepoint access point to factory settings to avoid problems with some previous configuration.
Connect your computer using LAN cable from the Ethernet port on your Laptop / PC to the PoE In port on the access point.
Set static IP address in 192.168.0.x range.
Open a web browser and enter IP address 192.168.0.10.
Use default password provided on the back of your access point model.
From Main menu go to Network Settings and from drop down menu choose WiFi/Local networks.
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Scroll down to Local Network Interfaces and check the box next to the SSID you want to configure and click on Edit button.
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Rename the SSID and set the Security Mode as Open.
Save this setting by clicking on Submit.
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From Local IP Networks, check the object to configure and click the Edit button.
This will open the Local Network Editor.
From General Settings section set network Name for easy identification.
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From IPv4 Settings section set the IP address and Netmask for your network and from drop-down IPv4 Routing Mode selectHotspot.
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From Interfaces section add the SSID which you created earlier as available for Hotspot mode.
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You can make other changes as needed for your network and then click Submit to Save all these settings.
Next step is configuration of Cradlepoint access point hotspot service for redirection to the StartHotSpot.com portal.
From Main menu go to System Settings and from drop down menu choose HotSpot Services.
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Please enter following values:
Hotspot Mode: RADIUS/UAM
Local IP Network: Select network Interface set from General Settings
Sever Address 1: 23.99.80.107
Authentication Port: 1812
Accounting Port:: 1813
Timeout: 3000
Secret: secret
Redirection On Successfull Authentication: To the UAM server
Login URL: http://cloud.starthotspot.com
The NAS ID should match the value entered as Identifier in the Admin Panel.

Click Apply to save these settings.
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Scroll down to Allowed hosts/domains prior to Authentication and enter the domain names as required.
Cradlepoint supports “ *.domain.com” format for walled garden.
Add the following one by one
*.starthotspot.com
www.starthotspot.com
cloud.starthotspot.com
Please note that all the sites / urls that need to be whitelisted need to be added here.
For example in the case the lodge will be taking payments using paypal then the PayPal website will have to add here as well.
The hotel may also wish for their homepage to be added to this list.

NOTE: Any sites added here will be accessible without passing through the Antamedia data counters, but will still be billed by your ISP
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Configuring parameters

Start your browser and in URL field type “http://router:8089”
In our example it is 192.168.45.1:8089
Username : admin
Password : admin
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Press Login button to access to Status tab.
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On Status page you will see a MAC address of your router which will be used in the SignUp process.
After selecting your HotSpot name, select as HotSpot model UAM, and add your MAC address from Status tab.
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From Setup page configure your router.
Be sure that you set Autostart option. This option is not active by default.
When you finish with the settings press Save button on bottom of the page.
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