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Omada Software Controller Windows V5.11.8 Beta (Released on Jun 25th, 2023)- [Thread Closed]
2023-06-25 02:11:20 - last edited 2023-10-20 06:34:51

This Article Applies to: Omada_Software Controller_v5.11.8 (Support Windows OS)

Update as of Aug 21, 2023:


Thank you all for your valuable feedback on the Omada Software Controller V5.11.8 Beta!


The newer Beta firmware has been released, check the following post for details.

Omada SDN Controller_V5.12.6_Windows (Released on Aug 18th, 2023)


Hello Everyone,


We are excited to announce that we now have the Omada Software Controller v5.11.8 Beta firmware for trial!



The Purpose Of The Beta Firmware


We hope to offer you with a chance to experience the new features added in the Omada SDN Controller v5.11 in advance, and also give us TP-Link the opportunity to fully test the firmware in your real network environment and scenarios before the official release.


Please be sure you have read the Beta Test Agreement before upgrading the Beta firmware!



Release Notes:


Notice : If you are using Web API, please note that Cookie name has been changed from TPEAP_SESSIONID to TPOMADA_SESSIONID.


New Features:


1. Facebook Wi-Fi Removal: Due to changes implemented by Facebook, the Facebook Wi-Fi function has been removed.

2. Managed Service Provider (MSP) Mode: The Omada Controller now includes an MSP mode, allowing you to monitor the overall status of your customers and manage customers within the Omada platform. To use this mode, enable it first in Global view > ⋮ icon in the top-right corner > Enable MSP mode, you can also disable it from the same location. In MSP mode, you could auto back up settings of all sites under one customer account.

3. Expanded Language Support: Added support for Deutsch, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Slovenčina and Magyar. Please note that the content of some pages has not yet been fully adapted to  العربية, and will be improved subsequently.

4. Open API: Omada Controller now supports Open API integration. You can access it through Global view > Settings > Platform Integration, which allows you to utilize the REST API of most Controller services. This feature enables you to develop custom applications, embed APIs, or combine your own applications. Refer to the Online API Document for guidance on usage, and view more by toggling the drop-down menu in the upper left corner.

5. Multi-language Voucher Code Print: Added support for printing voucher codes in multiple languages. You could choose your preferred language to be displayed on vouchers. The available language choices include English, Čeština, Deutsch, Français, Español, Nederlands, Italiano, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, العربية, 日本語, 中文(繁體), 한국어, Slovenčina and Magyar.

6. Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS): IDS/IPS feature has been introduced to monitor network intrusions. Firmware update is required to use this feature. Once updated, you could access it in Site view > Settings > Network Security. Please refer to the release note of the device firmware for details on which Omada devices support this feature.

7. MAC Group Export: Added support for exporting MAC groups, making it easier to migrate MAC groups or edit MAC addresses.

8. Account Permission Transfer: Added support for transferring account permissions. This feature is available in Global view > Account, and it allows you to change the Main Administrator account.

9. Multiple Upgrade Schedules: Added support for creating more schedules on upgrade plan.

10. Built-in RADIUS Server: A built-in RADIUS server has been added in Global > Settings > Server Settings, which can be used for WPA-Enterprise, PPSK with RADIUS, Portal RADIUS Server and 802.1X.

11. Public IP Address Display: Remotely managed devices now show their public IP addresses in Devices > PUBLIC IP ADDRESS column.

12. Voucher Group and Voucher Statistics: Introduced Voucher Group and Voucher Statistics in the Hotspot Manager, which enables you to manage and monitor vouchers by group.

13. Omada Gateway New Features: Several new features have been made to the Omada Gateway, requiring firmware update:

  • IPv6 Support in Gateway ACL: You could now block IPv6 traffic through Gateway ACLsettings.
  • IPv6 RA (Router Advertisement): Added support to configure IPv6 RA for the Omada Gateway.
  • MAC Filtering: Added support for MAC filter in Site view > Settings > Network Security > MAC Filtering.
  • Session Limit Monitoring: Introduced support for monitoring session limits in Site view > Insight. This feature displays the number of sessions being used by a single IP address.
  • MSS Clamping: Added support for MSS (Maximum Segment Size) clamping in Site view > Settings > Wired Networks > Internet > PPPoE > Advanced Settings. MSS Clamping allows you to specify the upper limit for the value of the MSS field negotiated during TPC connection establishment, preventing IP fragmentation.
  • DNS Cache: Added support for DNS cache in Site view > Settings > Services. DNS cache improves domain name resolution speed by handling recent address resolutions locally before sending request to Internet.
  • Gateway Tools: Added Ping, Traceroute and Terminal tools to the Gateway.
  • Device Info Download: Introduced the ability to download device info of the Gateway. To access the feature, open the sidebar of Gateway, navigate to Config > Manage Device, and click Download. Omada Controller uses TCP port 29815 to receive device info.
  • IPsec Algorithm Enhancements: Added support for AES256, dh 14, dh 15 of IPsec algorithms.
  • IPsec Client-to Site VPN: Added support for IP range of local network when using IPsec for Client-to Site VPN.
  • Internet VLAN: Added support for tagging the same VLAN ID on different Internet networks.
  • WAN IP Alias: Added support for WAN IP Alias in Site view > Settings > Wired Networks > Internet. This feature allows you to configure multiple IP addresses on a single WAN port and use these IP addresses for port forwarding.
  • Location Group in Gateway ACL: Introduced Location Group support in Gateway ACL, allowing you to block data from or to specific locations.
  • Log Enhancements: Logs now show the source IP address of TCP no-Flag /ping of death attacks and changes in ISP network during link backup. Besides, added support for more logs of Gateway, which helps to manage and maintain the network.
  • Flow Control: Added support for Flow Control in Devices > Ports of Omada Gateways.
  • Custom Update Interval for DDNS: Added support for changing update interval of DDNS to 1~60 minutes.


14. Client Idle Threshold: Added the Client Idle Threshold option in Global view > Settings > Controller Settings. This allows you to specify the interval after which Omada Controller will claim a client is disconnected if it fails to report its status within that timeframe.

15. Map Enhancements: Added support for exportation of topology, Heat Map report and search box in Map. Added display of RSSI of EAP in Heat Map.

16. Release Note Display: You can now view release note directly in Omada Controller when clicking the device upgrade mark. This provides easier access to information about changes in new firmware versions.

17. Wireless Mode Configuration: Added support for changing the wireless mode of EAP in Devices > Config > Radios, which allows you to select the desired 802.11 mode for Omada EAP.

18. Device search in Statistics: Introduced the ability to search for devices in Statistics. This feature enables you to quickly find statistical results of specific devices.

19. Cloud Access Data Export: Added support for exporting data through cloud access.

20. System Logging level: Added support for changing System Logging level in Global view > Settings > System Settings. This feature facilitates debug log collection by allowing you to set the Logging Level Type to "custom" and select the desired debug level for the logs you need.




1. Site Limit: Expanded the limit number of sites to 5, 000.

2. Voucher Usage Calculation: Voucher now could calculate the usage time based on the user's actual online time.

3. AI WLAN optimization: Improved algorithm for better optimization results.

4. Backup & Restore: Settings only backup will not include device information.

5. DHCP Reservation: Added support for search box and batch delete in DHCP reservation items, which helps you manage these items conveniently.

6. NTP Configuration: Moved NTP configuration from Global view to Site view, which makes you possible to manage sites with different timezones.

7. SMTP Server Location: Moved SMTP server from Global view > Settings > Controller Settings to Global view > Settings > Server Settings.

8. Alert E-mail: Added Controller and site name into title of alert e-mail.

9. Portal Profile Background: Background picture of portal profile could adapt to different screen sizes of laptops and mobiles.

10. Update Notification: Added choice of Controller/Device Update notification in Quick Setup process.

11. Client Page Illustration: Added illustration of icons in Clients Page, such as in Connection Type and Wireless Connection.


Firmware Download:


  • Direct Download:




1) This version of the Controller is fully applied to the Omada APP of version 4.8 or above.
2) Omada SDN Controller can only manage certain devices running the supported firmware. Please confirm that your device is compatible with the SDN Controller.
3) This Beta is for the Windows OS, Java 8 (or OpenJDK-8) and above are required.
How to install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Omada SDN Controller on Windows?

4) If you are upgrading from controller v3.x, it's highly recommended to upgrade 3.x to v4.1.5 first, then v4.1.5 to the latest 5.x. Please follow the Omada Controller Upgrade Guide in the installation package before upgrading.

5) Once upgraded to this version of Omada Controller, you will be NOT able to downgrade to version 3.2.17 or below.



Update as of Aug 21, 2023:


The newer Beta firmware has been released, check the following post for details.

Omada SDN Controller_V5.12.6_Windows (Released on Aug 18th, 2023)




 > Additional Notes < 


(1) The firmware upgrades for the wired products including Omada Controller, Router and Switch are universal, so you can download the firmware files from the global "EN" website or this forum to enjoy the new release. For wireless products such as Omada EAP, due to the limitation of local wireless laws and regulations, the firmware may be divided into different versions such as EU/US/CA/... , it's suggested to upgrade firmware from the local TP-Link official website accordingly.


(2) At present, only the new firmware release for the Omada Controller and Router will be continuously updated in this global "EN" forum. To get notified with the new release of Omada Controller, welcome to subscribe to topic 245226To get notified with the new release of Omada Routers, welcome to subscribe to Topic 255644. For other product lines, please check for updates via the Cloud or from the TP-Link official websites.




Any further feedback on the new firmware, please feel free to start a new thread from HERE.

To get better assistance, you may check Tips For Efficiently Reporting an Issue In The Community.


When reporting an issue, especially it's about firmware upgrade, it's suggested to include the following info:

-- Management mode (Controller or Standalone)

-- Device Model(s) and Hardware

-- Device Firmware (previous and current)


Thank you in advance for your great cooperation and support. See you in the forums soon!




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