Sputnik Quick Start Guide
Follow these steps to set up a pre-provisioned router shipped to you from Sputnik. Your pre-tested Sputnik-powered device is ready for cloud management and can be set up in minutes.
Plug your Sputnik-powered device into power and broadband.
Your Sputnik is configured to get its network address via DHCP. You can change that from the device’s web management interface (see below for login information).
TIP: If using a Power over Ethernet (PoE), plug both power and Ethernet into the PoE injector; use the PoE splitter to re-separate power and Ethernet if needed.
TIP: on the Sputnik 750, the Eth1 port is WAN (Internet) and Eth2 is LAN.
Connect to your Sputnik-powered device.
Connect wirelessly at SSID “Sputnik-Managed”, or via Ethernet.
Sputnik default settings are:
- SSID: Sputnik-Managed
- WAN: DHCP
- Gateway address: http://192.168.180.1
- Default username/password: root/admin
- Sputnik Agent enabled—this is software that communicates with SputnikNet
The first time you log into the Sputnik-powered device’s web interface at http://192.168.180.1 it will prompt you to reset your password. Be sure to do this to keep your router secure.
TIP: If you forget your password or want to change it later, you can do it from SputnikNet > MANAGE > Routers > Your Router > Settings.
Subscribe your device to your SputnikNet account.
If you have a SputnikNet account already, your Sputnik-powered device is pre-provisioned, and will connect automatically. (Give it about five minutes to complete its handshake with your account.)
If you don’t have a SputnikNet account, purchase one at http://store.sputnik.com. Then, the first time you connect to the device, you’ll simply enter your SputnikNet account name into the Sputnik Instant Setup page.
TIP: For more information, see Provisioning Sputnik-Powered Devices with Sputnik Instant Setup: http://sput.me/J8Kdah.
Make sure your device is active in SputnikNet.
Log into SputnikNet, and set up your device.
Create captive portals.
Create authentication systems.
Authentication systems are how your clients log onto the Internet. To create them, click on MANAGE > Authentication, and then on the + sign. Sputnik provides a wide range of options—Guest, Prepaid, PayPal/Credit Card, SMS, User, RADIUS, device and more.
Put it all together.
Apply your captive portal to one or more routers (MANAGE > Routers > Settings).
Apply one or more authentication systems to your captive portals (MANAGE > Portals > Authentication).
Now your routers display the portal and authentication. You can have as many routers, portals and authentication systems as you need.
Grow your network.
When you’re ready to add more routers to your network, you can add more device subscriptions from SputnikNet > ACCOUNT > Settings > Device Subscriptions.
There’s so much more you can do. Network and subscriber management from one interface. Complete control over the Wi-Fi customer experience and branding. Quality of service and network policies. Security and content filtering. Reporting and alerts. Online surveys and usage tracking.