【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?

【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
2021-01-04 08:29:23 - last edited Monday

【FAQ Update】

 

How to add an Omada Gateway to the network

Apply to: Omada Software Controller V4, Omada Software Controller V4, OC200, OC300, TL-ER7206, TL-R605

 

When you replace your existing router with an Omada Gateway to the working network, you may face some problems, such as IP conflict or adoption failure. This article will introduce the recommended configuration process and help sort out the configuration process, taking the below network as an example.

 

All existing devices in this network have obtained IP addresses in the subnet of 192.168.68.0/24. However, the default LAN IP address of Omada Gateway is 192.168.0.1, which is in a different subnet from the devices, and may cause adoption failure.

 

Note: In this article, all Italicized texts indicate the functions or options of the controller page.

 

Step 1. Set a static IP address for OC200

Before replacing the old router, please log into the Controller page, go to Settings –>  Controller, select “Static” for Network Settings, and enter the following item as shown in the figure, and click Save. Wait for several seconds, and you can replace the old router with your Omada Gateway.

Besides, we recommend connecting your PC to the second network port of your OC200 or OC300.

 

Step 2. Adopt the Omada Gateway

Input 192.168.0.100 to the address bar and you will visit the OC200 controller page. After logging into the page, go to Devices, there will be the Omada Gateway in Pending status. Please click the gateway and adopt it.

Besides, you may find the controller trying to connect the adopted devices but failed, which is normal because the controller’s IP address has been changed, please don’t worry about this.

 

Step 3. Change the LAN IP address

After adoption, the status of Omada Gateway will change to “Connected”, then please go to Settings –> Wired Networks –> LAN, edit LAN network, change the Gateway/Subnet to 192.168.68.1/24, “Update DHCP range”, and click Save.

Then switch back to Devices, and you will find the status of Omada Gateway change to “Configuring”, please wait here for about one minute.

 

Step 4. Change the IP address of OC200

Please go to Settings –> Controller, you may change the Static IP address to 192.168.68.253. Wait for several seconds, unplug the network cable of your PC and plug it back in to obtain a new IP address, then you can visit the controller page with 192.168.68.253, and find that all the devices are connected.

You can also change the network settings to DHCP. Then please visit 192.168.68.1, you will find the IP address of OC200 is displayed at the bottom of the web page. Here in the below image, the IP address of OC200 is 192.168.68.100.

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
2021-01-04 14:22:34 - last edited 2021-01-04 19:17:34

Why can't TP-LINK allow editing of the LAN interface before adopting the gateway ???? Then the problem is solved.

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
2021-01-07 14:38:55

@shberge I concur. Why not change the router's IP to 192.168.68.x before connecting it with Omada controller?

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
2021-01-26 06:30:24

@Fae 

 

it really helping a lot......

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
2021-01-27 06:04:20

Dear @shberge,

 

Why can't TP-LINK allow editing of the LAN interface before adopting the gateway ???? Then the problem is solved.

 

Thank you for the valued suggestion. This is planned to be supported on Omada Controller V5, hoping it comes soon.

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

The issue is the Gateway needs an edit on the LAN so it can adopt. You should roll out a quick patch to fix this issue on the Gateways urgently! Not wait for who knows how long for a the V5 version of the firmware on the controller and keep all customers in the dark!

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago

@Fae This process does not work if you're using a software controller that's on the original network, especially if it's in a docker container with a static IP. I've come up with a different workaround that does fix it despite being overly complicated.

 

But it's inexcusable that the gateway was released with such a major bug. I would wager that most of the networks of people buying prosumer gear are not on the 192.168.0.1/24 subnet. If the majority are, then it's likely a small majority.

When is V5 of the software controller coming out, and how involved will migration be?

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago
Could you shre with me what you did to get the Gateway adopted?
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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago

@pcsurgeon

 

  1. Configure the gateway in stand-alone mode with the correct subnet.
  2. Back up gateway settings.
  3. Adopt the gateway...
    1. While it is configuring, quickly go to Settings > Wired Networks > LAN > LAN and you will now be able to edit the settings.
    2. Input the correct values.
    3. Save settings.
    4. Adoption will fail.
  4. Factory reset the gateway.
  5. Restore gateway settings from step 2.
  6. Adopt the gateway. It will be successful.

 

HACKING!

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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago
Problem is: 3.1 Adopt the gateway... While it is configuring, quickly go to Settings > Wired Networks > LAN > LAN and you will now be able to edit the settings. I cannot edit the setting - nothing clickable
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Re:【FAQs Released】How to add an Omada Gateway to the network?
3 weeks ago

@pcsurgeon Once the gateway shows up as "configuring," it should be editable. You might be going too slow or fast.

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