Configuring Cambium Access Points

Purpose of this document

  • This document should be used in conjunction with cnMaestro user guide for configuring your Cambium APs  in WiOS. Please refer to WiOS administrator guide and cnMaestro user guide for detail information.It assumes that the user has basic knowledge of networking including configuring subnet mask, RADIUS setting, default gateway and DNS configuration.
  • In order to configure Cambium AP you will need a public IP address, Subnet mask, default gateway and DNS information given to you by your Internet Service Provider. Please keep this information handy while setting up your gateway.
  • Configuring WiOS you will need the WAN public IP address, MAC address, RADIUS secret and serial number  of your Cambium AP.
  • You need an active WiOS account. Please contact Wifi-soft sales to create your WiOS account.

WiOS Setup

Add New Network:

  1. Open a web browser and type and press Enter. Welcome screen of WiOS Cloud appears.

  2. Click the Networks link under Network Administration section.

  3. Click on the + sign in the top right corner tab. The New Network page appears.


Fields and Buttons


Network Name

Enter the name of your network/hotspot

Device Type

Select the device type (Cambium) of your hotspot gateway or controller


Select the type of venue


Displays the address of the network. You need to use the map to locate your address on the map. If you know the address, type the address in the search box on the map and click on search button. The map will display the marker for the address. If you unable to find the exact address, drag the map so the marker is pointing to correct location on the map.


The country where the hotspot is located.


The latitude of the network location


The longitude of the network location


Click Submit button to save the changes.

Once the network is added, go back to the List Network page and locate the network that you have recently added.

Then, click on the edit button for the given network.

At the bottom of the page, you will find the Enable hotspot option.

Check this option to enable hotspot for this network. The hotspot settings appear below the form.


Fields & Buttons


Enable hotspot

Check this option if you want to enable hotspot service for this network.


Enable autologin for this location. Autologin helps end users connect to hotspot automatically without having to login each time. The MAC address of the device is used to identify the device on the network and system automatically validates the MAC address of the device and authenticates it. Please note that you need to enable Mac Authentication feature in the Mikrotik settings.

Validity Period

The time period for autologin to remain active. After the given period, the autologin entry is deleted and user will have to relogin.

Auto MAC Capture

Instructs the system to capture the user's MAC address automatically during first login. This option will ensure that user will remain online even if he has disconnected on the network for some time.


Auto generated NAS ID for the gateway. This NAS Id should be added to the gateway so it can authenticate with the system. You need to copy the NAD ID and enter it in the gateway settings.


Shared secret between gateway and RADIUS server. You need to add the secret to the gateway. The secret is used to encrypt the communication between gateway and RADIUS server. You need to copy the shared secret and enter it in the RADIUS settings of the gateway.

IP Address

Enter the Public IP address of the gateway if you know it. Otherwise use the default one.


Select the plan based on your requirements. The plan will restrict the number of concurrent devices allowed on the network.

Interim Interval

Enter the interim interval for the accounting packets in seconds. Sometime this setting needs to be done on the gateway.

Once the hotspot is enabled, WiOS will be ready to start accepting AAA requests from the gateway/controller. When the hotspot is added, WiOS will automatically add a default captive portal for the hotspot. You may go an edit the captive portal and customize it as per your requirements.

Now you will need to design a captive portal for your hotspot and generate a URL that can be configured in the gateway/controller's settings.

Please refer to the captive portal design guide for steps to design your custom captive portal.


 cnMaestro Setup

We have assumed that you have properly connected your Cambium AP to a broadband connection that has a static or dynamic public IP address. Additionally, your cnMaestro admin panel is accessible to you to configure the settings for the access points. 

Please follow the steps below to configure your cnMaestro admin panel :

  1. Log into cnMaestro. You will get the dashboard and menu as shown below. Go to the settings icon and click on the WLAN and AP Groups options


 2. The page will display the WLAN and AP groups configured. You need to select the appropriate group. For hotspot settings, you need to select the "Enterprise Wi-Fi" group settings. Click on the name field to edit the settings of the group.


3. On clicking on the Enterprise WiFi group settings, you will get the configuration page with multiple tab. On the WLAN tab, you need to enter the name of group and edit the SSID name for the WLAN network. Enter the other parameters as per the requirements of your network.



4. Next click on the AAA Servers tab to edit the RADIUS server settings. You need to enter the Authentication and Accounting Server settings. 

For authentication server, enter the IP address of the server : You need to copy the Secret from the WiOS edit gateway page. Lastly the port number should be set to 1812.

For accounting server, enter the IP address of the RADIUS server: Again, you need to enter the secret from the WiOS edit gateway page. The port number for accounting server should be 1813.


Scroll below to enter the RADIUS server timeout. Set the value to 10 seconds and Attempt value to 2 times.

Set the Accounting Mode to Start-Interim-Stop option. Lastly set the Interim Update interval to 300 seconds as shown below.


Next expand the Advanced Settings option to view the configuration. 

You need to select the NAS-Identifier option as Custom. In the text field, you need to copy the NAS ID from the Edit Network section in WiOS. The randomly generated NAS ID should exactly match.

Also the Called-Station-Id should be set the AP MAC address. 


5. The next step, you need to click on the Guest Access tab to view the settings of the portal URL.

You need to enter the external captive portal URL. You will get the URL for the external captive portal from the WiOS captive portal section. To copy the URL, click on Authentication menu and then on Captive Portal submenu in WiOS application. Search for your network name and copy the URL from the list.

6. You need to expand the Whitelist section to add the following whitelist URLs:


Set the redirect URL to any URL you want the user to view after successful login.


7. Save all the settings for the Enterprise Wi-Fi group. Once the settings are saved, cnMaestro will automatically upload the new settings on the respective Cambium APs. The whole process takes around 1-2 minutes to complete. The APs will automatically load the new configuration and will display the login page once any user is connected to the AP.

8. The AP will start broadcasting the new SSID and will enable hotspot for the end user. The user can confirm whether the newly configured captive portal is displayed and the user is able to authenticate via the AP.



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