OpenWiFi

Telecom Infra Project Open WiFi

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.

TIP Open Wi-Fi 1.x Solution

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.

High Level Features

Cloud SDK in OpenWiFi offers:

  • Zero Touch Provisioning

  • Firmware Management

  • Integration Northbound Interface (NBI) RESTful

  • Data model driven API

  • Template based device provisioning with RADIUS profile management

  • Advanced RF control with RRM

Each OpenWiFi AP offers:

  • Multiple topologies including Bridging, Virtual LAN, NAT Gateway, Local Breakout, Overlay

  • Multiple authentications WPA2, WPA3, Enterprise Radius models

  • Passpoint® Release 2 and above

  • Zero Touch Provisioning

  • Captive Portal

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

  • Un-Authorized Device Control

  • 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

    • Embedded Captive Portal (Local Splash non-auth)

    • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

    • Airtime Fairness

    • Wireline & Wireless Tracing (PCAP Cloud Remote Troubleshooting)

    • Synthetic Client (Cloud Remote Troubleshooting)

    • Flight Recorder (Stack Remote Collection)

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

    • Multimedia Heuristics (Detection of Unified Communication Sessions)

    • SSID Rate Limiting

    • Inter-AP Communication (Client - Session Signalling)

    • Client / AP / Network Metric Telemetry (MQTT)

Cloud SDK additional features

  • Provisioning

    • Device Identity (Model, MAC, Serial Number)

    • AP Software Upgrade

    • Profile Provisioning Templates

    • Multiple SSID Configuration

    • Bandwidth Rate Control per SSID

    • Multi-Radio 2.4/5GHz control

    • AP Network Mode Control (Bridge/NAT mode)

    • Basic Captive Portal (Local Splash Page admin from Controller)

    • Security (WPA2/WPA3 Personal/Enterprise Mixed)

    • VLAN per SSID

    • NTP Enable/Disable

    • RTLS (Location Services) Enable/Disable

  • RF Control

    • Wi-Fi Agile Multiband

      • (k) Client Radio Resource Management - Directed Steering

      • (v) Network Assisted Roaming

      • (r) Fast BSS Transition

    • RRM Location AP Channel Table Provisioning

    • RRM Location AP Cell Size Table Provisioning

    • RRM Location Client Steering Threshold Table Provisioning

  • Remote Troubleshooting and Service Assurance

    • Syslog

    • Synthetic Client

      • Remote DHCP, RADIUS, UE Network Analysis

    • Remote 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.