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The Device modules is use for configure, manage and provision NAS ( network access system ) such as wifi controller , access point  and others equipment that is connected within your network and KIWIRE system . NAS are edge network equipment that will connect user to network and utilise kiwire as management and radius server (AAA).

5.1 NAS

A NAS are network equipment that control user access to network, Kiwire is an Advance intelligent AAA with captive portal management platform, NAS will be managed by Kiwire to perform network authentications for users. Kiwire are compatible with following popular NAS equipment brands such as

  • Mikrotik
  • Ruckus Scz/Zone director
  • Motorolla / Zebbra
  • Ubiquity
  • Fortigate
  • WifiDog
  • Xirrus
  • Ruijie wireless network range
  • and other radius compliant NAS

Kiwire is able to manage with unlimited of nas devices as well interconnect with different nas equipment. To access nas go to Device > NAS , for instruction on adding respective nas to Kiwire please refer to Device/Equipment setup guide.


Note : the number of allowed NAS to connect with Kiwire is depending on your license key given and purchased


 

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Column detail

  • NAS ID : Identity of the NAS equipment
  • IP ADDR :Ip address of the NAS equipment
  • Type : Model of the NAS equipment
  • Location : Location of NAS equipment
  • Description : Remark or description of NAS equipment.

5.1.1 : Add / Edit NAS

use the add / edit nas function to add or edit the NAS equipment.

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Field Function
Nas ID A unique name to identify the NAS equipment.
IP Address Ip address of the NAS devices
*Note its important to put in the correct
IP Address of the NAS as it use it as part of authentication . Kiwire will reject unknown ip NAS device ip address
Device Type Select the relevant NAS device type , if unsure please select the default “mikrotik” as device type
Login Page Template Select the Template / Login Page , that the NAS device will load as default login page via captive portal
Shared Secret Key The Secret password that the NAS will use to communicate with Kiwire.
COA Port The change of authority ( COA ) listening port of the nas device, this is use for sending disconnect user command or change profile on the fly for user. Default port is 3799.
Nas Username The administrator username that is use to manage and monitor the NAS
NAS password The password for the administrator username used.
Address The postal address of the NAS equipment is located, this is use for
Map monitoring function as well
Description The Description of the NAS equipment

 

Video example

Add mikrotik NAS

add Ruijie AP

5.2 Device

The Device module let you add additional devices or equipment that reside within your network, devices added will be included in kiwire network monitoring system. Some devices or equipment added will enable you to use additional device/equipment functionality such as external , egress or gateway traffic management device or network load balancer which will integrate tightly with kiwire platform.

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5.2.1 Add/Edit Device

To add device click on  Add Device  to add new device

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Field Function
Device Type Select the relevant device type for your equipment or device
Name A unique name or alias for  the equipment,
e.g. if the equipment is a wifi access point in 3rd floor , left wing , you may want to call it “lvl3L-wifi” .
IP address The Ip address of the equipment
Mac address The Mac address of the equipment
Monitoring method How is the device being monitored

  • Ping : kiwire will use simple ICMP ping to determind if the device is online or offline
  • Agent : A software agent or compatible agent is installed into the devices.Kiwire will poll the agent or agent will send updates information to Kiwire platform.
Address The Address of the equipment.
Device username The username use to access the equipment remotely
Device password The password used by the username to access the equipment
Description The Description for the device/equipment
Enabled Enabled or disable the monitoring function of this device

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5.3 Monitoring

Kiwire have a built in simple network monitoring platform.The monitoring module will display all the equipment health status and its last reported time.

5.3.1 Zone

The Listing Zone tab will list the health status of the devices/equipment group by the zone created, this give you an overall health status of the zone.

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5.3.2 Device

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The List Device tab will list all the devices added to system and its current status, The default listing will list by Nas ID and device name ,click on relevant header bar to sort it .


Note : click on
icon_globe button to view the device location or placement in map

icon_viewbutton to view the device historic health status , eg when it was offline and when it was online.


5.3.3 MAP

The Map tab let you view all device/equipment placement on the map as well as an icon representing the health status of the devices. this is useful if you wish to monitor by map.

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5.3.4 Wifi

The Wifi tab let you view a wifi device and its wireless detail this include the no of user connected to the wireless and packet being transmitted and received. Note: only supported wifi equipment will support this feature. Click on Info  button to view detail on the wifi devices

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5.4 Alarm

The Alarm module will list all nas or device that need attention. The alarm module page will auto refresh every 1 minutes.


Note : click on
icon_globe button to view the device location or placement in map

icon_viewbutton to view the device historic health status


 

5.5 Zone

Zones allow you break up your networks in to logical groups. Each zone can contain any number of Nas or devices. A zone is created by grouping of Nas Id , Ip address , vlan  and wifi ssid.  A zone can mix ssid with other zone to create a sub zone or you can add more rules to create a master zone such as multiple vlan , multiple ssid.  Zone allow you to easily manage your network or integrate kiwire platform into your deployment.  Kiwire Zone platform also allow you to limit a zone maximum allowed concurrent login this is useful if you have limited bandwidth in the zone and only allow the zone to be able to accept a certain connected number of users.

How it work

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Zone are define by mixture of SSID , User’s ip address , NAS device and VLAN, it can be a mixture of any of the item, if a user traffic is define by the zone , it will go thru the specific zone policy created prior to connect to internet.

Column listing

Name : Zone name
Rules : The rules that define the zone
Link to users : if the zone is associated with a users.
Limit Connected users: the policy to define max concurrent login for the zone.

5.5.1 Add Zone

To create a zone , click on the  create zone  button. this will create a zone container , you will still need to edit the the zone to add the zone definitions.

Field Function
Zone name A unique name to identify the zone
Link to user  if you wish to link a zone to user , this is used for zone autologin feature

NOTE : only 1 zone per users.

Limit connected users if you wish to limit a zone with a maximum no of user login , put in the value here. its useful if the zone have a limited network bandwidth .
Status Enable or disable the zone

5.5.2 Add/manage zone definition

To add or edit zone definition , please create a zone first, upon completion of zone creation click on the edit icon to add or edit the zone tagging to ip address , vlan , ssid or nasid. To change the zone option such as Zone name , limit users and status click on the “update” button.

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A zone is a dynamic grouping of vlan , ssid , or ip address use the add button to add each entry. The format for zone definition are :

VLAN : the vlan id in numeric format eg :vlan 100  will be 100
SSID : the ssid of the interface , eg : ssid wifi1 , will be wifi1
NASID : the nas identity of the nas devices , eg : mynas1 will be mynas1
IP : the ip address of user device it can be single ip such as 192.168.0.58/32 for single ip or 192.168.0.0/24 for entire subnet.

 

 


Note : Example zone definition

Zone VLAN  IP Address  SSID  NASID 
Zone A 100
Zone B 100  wifi1
Zone C  192.168.1.0/24
Zone C  mynas1
  • A traffic that is vlan 100 will be classified as Zone A
  • A traffic that is vlan 100 and have SSID “wifi1” will be Zone B
  • A traffic that source ip is 192.168.1.x subnet or is from NAS ID mynas 1 will be Zone C

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