Using Sputnik-Powered NexConnect Firmware
How to enable and use Sputnik Agent functions in NexConnect firmware, running on the NexAira NexConnect 3G Wireless Router.
Connect to the NexConnect control panel on the Sputnik-Powered device.
Check Sputnik Agent status.
Log into the NexConnect control panel.
Enable the Sputnik Agent.
Click "Enable" to enable the Sputnik Agent.
For "Control Center ID":
- "Sputnik Instant Setup" assigns the Sputnik-powered device to your SputnikNet Account.
- SputnikNet Express" uses Sputnik's free service for managing hotspots with branded, click-through captive portal authentication. For more information about SputnikNet Express, see the "SputnikNet Express" section.
For "Agent Mode":
Choose "Standard" to enable both remote management of the Sputnik-powered device and user authentication.
Choose "Bridge" to enable remote management of the router (running in bridge mode) only. (Elsewhere this is referred to as Sputnik Agent "NMS", for "Network Management System" only.)
For this example, we'll use Sputnik Instant Setup and run the Sputnik Agent in standard mode. Click "Save" to save your settings.
Subscribe your Sputnik-Powered device to your SputnikNet Account.
You will be redirected to the SputnikNet Express Account set-up page. For more information see "Creating a new SputnikNet Express Account".
NOTE: if the Sputnik Instant Setup page does not appear, power cycle your router by unplugging it and plugging it back in again.
Carefully enter your SputnikNet Account ID, as follows:
- a SputnikNet Account found at https://scc01.wifi.sputnik.com/mywifi would be: email@example.com
- every SputnikNet Express ID is the same: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: double-check to be sure your Account ID is typed correctly. Then click "Assign".
For more information see the chapter entitled "Subscribing Sputnik-Powered Devices to your SputnikNet Account with Sputnik Instant Setup".
Confirm that Sputnik Instant Setup settings took effect.
Be sure that the "SCC management ID" (otherwise known as the SputnikNet Account ID) is correct. If it isn't, you'll need to submit a support request to change it. For instructions on how to do this see the chapter entitled "Correcting or Changing your Device's SputnikNet Subscription".
Wait a few minutes to be sure that your Sputnik-powered device has successfully registered with your SputnikNet Account.
Check to be sure the Sputnik Agent is running.
TIP: Temporarily changing your SputnikNet Account ID.
If at some point you want to temporarily subscribe your Sputnik-powered device to a different SputnikNet Account, you can do that from the NexConnect control panel.
Click on the "Toolbox" tab underneath the "Administrator Options" tab, then select "Sputnik". Once you have successfully subscribed your Sputnik-powered device to a SputnikNet Account, you'll see a new "Use" field. Select it and enter the new SputnikNet Account ID. Click "Save".
IMPORTANT: your Sputnik-powered device will be subscribed to the new SputnikNet Account only until the device is power cycled or rebooted. Typically this is done for testing purposes.
For more detailed information about the NexAira router and NexConnect firmware, including how to flash upgrade the firmware, refer to the online documentation posted at www.nexaira.com.