Omada SDN nearly bricked my router

Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-11 13:55:55 - last edited 2022-04-14 12:26:51
Model: TL-ER6020
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.20

Hi there, i have my ER605 router all configured appropriately for my location using the built-in UI. When i went to my server where i had the Omada SDN installed, and went to Adopt the router, it kept switching between Adopting to Configuring, and it kept going back and forth. It got to a point where i couldn't access the router at all from my configured settings, and after watching it switch back and forth for 20mins, with my Internet being down the entire time, i had to do a factory reset of the router and reload my config file back in. I haven't tried to do the Omada setup again, because i would like to keep my pre-configured settings. Did i do something wrong, or does the Omada setup wipe all settings out of the router by default? Thanks

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2022-04-13 22:45:27 - last edited 2022-04-14 12:26:51

  @mknabster 

 

No sadly there is not

 

Generally there the controller is much easier to configure than the router GUI.   You should be able to open the 2 windows side by side and copy / compare the changes / passwords etc across.. done that before!

 

Once configured on controller, just adopt her and should be good

 

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Re:Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-11 19:49:08

  @mknabster 

 

Adopting the router will wipe/remove any locally configured settings and apply the settings you have supplied via the controller.   Others have experienced issues adopting a router that was heavily configured, its better to adopt the router when its factory reset / untouched.

 

On your controller, under settings > wired networks > internet    configure your router ISP setting there.   Then factory reset the router and adopt it via the controller, it will then configure the setting you have supplied to the controller.

 

 

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Re:Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-12 07:50:08

Hi  @mknabster 

 

To assist you efficiently, I've forwarded your case to the TP-Link support team who will contact you with your registered email address later.

Please pay attention to the email box for follow-up. Thank you so much for your cooperation and patience.

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Re:Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-12 13:21:41
Oh good to know on the router, i needed to pre-configure it for my network, because i was doing a live deploy of it but wasn't expecting the network to be down like this. Now what if i'm using the Omada Software Controller?
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Re:Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-12 21:42:36

  @mknabster 

 

If you are using a controller (hardware or software, they are the same) configure your Internet settings in admin / wired networks / internet then adopt the controller (ideally with no config on it)

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2022-04-13 19:19:30 - last edited 2022-04-14 12:26:58
Thanks, I'll mess around with the controller a bit then. I'm guessing there's no easy way to move the config from the router to the controller?
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2022-04-13 22:45:27 - last edited 2022-04-14 12:26:51

  @mknabster 

 

No sadly there is not

 

Generally there the controller is much easier to configure than the router GUI.   You should be able to open the 2 windows side by side and copy / compare the changes / passwords etc across.. done that before!

 

Once configured on controller, just adopt her and should be good

 

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Re:Omada SDN nearly bricked my router
2022-04-14 12:26:32
Thanks for all your help Phillbert, it has been really helpful! I'll need to try this again when i have a day that nobody needs to access the network. Thanks again
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