OpenWiFi Release 2.0

Telecom Infra Project OpenWiFi

What is OpenWiFi?

TIP OpenWiFi is an open source community project that believes in democratizing premium Wi-Fi experiences for multiple market use cases. The TIP approach to OpenWiFi creates an open source disaggregated technology stack without any vendor lock in. OpenWiFi offers premium managed Wi-Fi features, local break-out design, cloud native open source controller, and an open source AP firmware operating system tested nightly.

Open Technology Stack - Many Platforms - Many Service Options

TIP OpenWiFi is the industry's first CI/CD open source Wi-Fi eco-system. Built nightly with a strong community of Wi-Fi leaders, new features are unit tested in automated RF chambers and checked from cloud to ground for Wi-Fi performance and conformance.

OpenWiFi 2.0 introduces management and telemetry based on uCentral offering expanded selection of managed devices including smaller APs and PoE access switches.

High Level Features

Each OpenWiFi AP offers:

  • Multiple topologies including :

    • Bridging, Virtual LAN, VxLAN, NAT Gateway, Local Breakout, Overlay (PPPoE, L2oGRE, L2TP), Mesh, WDS

  • Multiple authentications including WPA, WPA2, WPA3, Enterprise Radius models, M-PSK

  • Passpoint R1 and R2 Mobile Offload

  • Encrypted Zero Touch Provisioning and Cloud Discovery

  • Autonomous RRM and Channel Control

  • Captive Portal & ExpressWiFi

Each OpenWiFi PoE Switch offers:

  • IEEE802.1Q Virtual LAN

  • VxLAN

  • DHCP Snooping & Relay

  • Multicast

  • PoE

  • IEEE802.1x Access Control

Cloud SDK in OpenWiFi offers:

  • Zero Touch Provisioning

  • Firmware Management

  • Integration Northbound Interface (NBI) RESTful

  • Data model driven API

  • Enterprise Message Bus data access

OpenWiFi AP Detail List:

  • Wi-Fi 4 (n) Wi-Fi 5 (ac) Wi-Fi 6 (ax)

  • Dual Bank Bootloader

  • Multi-SSID per Radio

  • SSID Authentications: WPA/WPA2/WPA3 - Mixed, Personal, Enterprise

  • 802.1Q VLAN per SSID

  • 802.1d Bridge Mode per SSID

  • RADIUS Accounting, Interim-Accounting, NAS-IP, CUI

  • Network Address Translation Gateway Mode Operation

  • Network Time Protocol Client

  • Management VLAN

  • Wi-Fi 6 (ax) Specific

    • BSS Coloring

    • UL/DL OFDMA sub-carrier allocation

    • Channel Switch Announcement

  • Wi-Fi General Features

    • WMM® - Wi-Fi Multi Media

      • UAPSD Procedures (Unscheduled Power Save)

      • Upstream/Downstream Queues & L3 DSCP

      • Over The Air QoS EDCH Procedures

  • WMM-Admission Control (AC)

  • WMM-Power Save (PS)

  • Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity

    • (ai) Fast Initial Link Support

  • Wi-Fi Agile Multiband

    • (k) Client Radio Resource Management - Directed Steering

    • (v) Network Assisted Roaming

    • (r) Fast BSS Transition

  • Protected Management Frames (PMF)

    • (w) Management Frame Encryption

  • Channel Switch Announcement (CSA)

  • Dynamic Frequency Selection & Transmit Power Control (DFS/TPC)

  • Beacon Rate

  • Min Client Noise Immunity

  • Basic Rate Control

  • De-Auth RSSI Control

  • Burst Beacon Support

  • Per SSID Client Rate Limiting

  • Promiscuous Mode Support

  • Additional TIP AP NOS Features

    • ISP WAN Profiles ( PPPoE, L2TP, L2oGRE )

    • Embedded Captive Portal (Local Splash non-auth)

    • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

    • Dynamic Airtime Fairness

    • Service Flow QoS

    • Wireline & Wireless Tracing (PCAP Cloud Remote Troubleshooting)

    • Health Check Reports

    • Local Provisioning over SSID (when Cloud or WAN down)

    • Multimedia Heuristics (Detection of Unified Communication Sessions)

    • SSID Rate Limiting

    • GPS Reporting

    • Autonomous RRM Client Steering

    • Client / AP / Network Metric Telemetry

Cloud SDK additional features

  • Provisioning

    • Device Identity (Model, MAC, Serial Number)

    • Device Software Upgrade

    • Multiple SSID Configuration

    • Bandwidth Rate Control per SSID

    • Multi-Radio 2.4/5/6GHz control

    • AP Network Mode Control (Bridge/NAT mode)

    • Security (WPA-Personal/WPA & WPA2/3 Personal Mixed/WPA & WPA2/3 Enterprise Mixed/WPA2/3 Personal/WPA2/3 Enterprise/WEP)

    • VLAN per SSID

    • VxLAN port configuration

    • NTP Enable/Disable

    • RTLS (Location Services) Enable/Disable

  • RF Control

    • IEEE802.11r Fast BSS Transition per Radio Control

    • IEEE802.11k RRM Radio Information per Radio Control

    • IEEE802.11v Network Assisted Roaming per Radio Control

    • RRM Location AP Channel (uChannel) Provisioning

    • RRM Location Client Steering (uSteer) Threshold Provisioning

  • Remote Troubleshooting and Service Assurance

    • Syslog

    • Health Check Reports

      • Remote DHCP, RADIUS, UE Network Analysis

    • Remote TTY Shell

    • Remote Packet Capture Analysis

How to contribute

If you or your company are interested in contributing to TIP Open Wi-Fi, please join the Wi-Fi Product Group by visiting Telecom Infra Project to become a member.