Setting up NMS nodes
How to add managed range extenders to your wireless network.
1. Set up SputnikNet subscription
If you have an extra Standard subscription in your account, you can use it to provision your device to your account. Please see: Provisioning Sputnik-Powered Devices with Sputnik Instant Setup: http://sput.me/J8Kdah for more information on how to do this.
If you don't, open a case with Sputnik at http://www.sputnik.com/support/request_support/ and include the MAC addresses of the routers you want to assign as NMS nodes to your account. The reason this is necessary is that NMS nodes don't display captive portals, so you will bypass the Sputnik Instant Setup process. And it doesn't require you to temporarily add a Standard subscription. (We're going to make this better, but these are the current constraints of our system.)
2. Set up WAN
Disconnect your range extender from the internet. Connect to the device wirelessly or wired. Browse to the local web management interface at http://192.168.180.1. (We'll assume that you are using Sputnik defaults; if not modify the IPs accordingly.)
Browse to Setup > Basic Setup. Make the following changes:
- WAN Connection Type > Connection Type: Disabled
- Network Setup > Local IP address: set to 192.168.180.X where X relates to the number of your range extender. In this case, 192.168.180.2 would indicate the first range extender. The second would be 192.168.180.3, and so on. Do not reuse the gateway's IP.
- Network Setup > Gateway: set to 192.168.180.1
- Network Setup > Local DNS: set to 192.168.180.1
Click Save but do not Apply Settings yet (as you will lose your connection to the device).