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OpenWiFi Release 2.1
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.
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