Provisioning Sputnik-Powered Devices with Sputnik Instant Setup
How to use Sputnik Instant Setup to subscribe a Sputnik-Powered device to your SputnikNet Account, and provision it automatically.
What is Sputnik Instant Setup?
Sputnik Instant Setup is a web service that enables you to assign a Sputnik-Powered device to a specific SputnikNet Account, and to set the device's Sputnik Agent mode. Once you've done this, you can use your SputnikNet Account to manage the device from anywhere over the web.
Subscribe your Sputnik-Powered device to your SputnikNet Account.
Associate with your Sputnik-powered device, open a web browser and browse to any page (other than SputnikNet or sputnik.com).
You will be redirected to Sputnik Instant Setup (SIS).
First, enter your Sputnik Account ID, as follows: [account name]@[scc number].wifi.sputnik.com.
- A SputnikNet Account found at https://scc01.wifi.sputnik.com/mywifi would be: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IMPORTANT: double-check to be sure your Account ID is typed correctly
Second, select the Sputnik Agent mode.
- Leave Standard/Pro selected if you want to use the device as a regular Sputnik-powered router (for subscriber authentication and device management)
- Select NMS ("network management system") if you want to use the device as a managed range extender (device management only, pass-through authentication)
Confirm that Sputnik Instant Setup settings took effect.
WARNING: a typo here can screw things up.
A common error people first trying out Sputnik make is to enter an email address or some other bogus SputnikNet ID. For example, if you mistype "wif.sputnik.com" instead of "wifi.sputnik.com" your Sputnik-powered device will attempt to find the non-existent SputnikNet site.
Unfortunately, the Sputnik Instant Setup server doesn't know whether the ID is valid or not, and the invalid entry sticks in our database. This renders your Sputnik-Powered device useless until we reset it to a valid SputnikNet ID.
To recover from this error see Changing or Correcting your Device's SputnikNet Subscription.
Check to see that your Sputnik-powered device connects to your SputnikNet Account.
Log in to your SputnikNet Account and look for the Sputnik-powered device to show up on the Router List.
NOTE: If you're using SputnikNet Express, you'll be redirected to the SputnikNet Express configuration pages automatically. See "Creating a new SputnikNet Express Account" for more information.
Troubleshooting: check to be sure the Sputnik Agent is running.
If you don't get the Sputnik Instant Setup page, log into the local web interface on the Sputnik-Powered device. The Sputnik default is http://192.168.180.1 with username root, password admin.
Select Status > Sputnik Agent.
"State" should show "Running normally - Managed". If it shows a different message, refer to "Sputnik Agent Error Messages" in Troubleshooting documentation.