Hotspot Configuration on RutOS firmware

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This chapter is a guide on configuring provider hotspot instance on RUTX routers. This setup is also applicable to RUT series devices.

Step 1: configuration

If you're having trouble finding this page or some of the parameters described here on your cobot account, you should turn on "Admin" mode. You can do that by clicking the "Admin" button at the top-right corner of the cobot website.



First, go to and log into your account (LOG IN in the top right corner). If you don't have a registered account, then you will need to create one - click Try Cobot.


Sign Up

After clicking Try Cobot you will be redirected to the registration page. Enter you account information and click Next.


Next step is to enter further information of your account. After entering it click Add Space.


Set Up new radius server

In the opened window click SETUP icon, then - Wifi Integration. You will be prompted to Radius Wifi Integration window. Click the Set up Radius Server.


Network details

You will be given your Radius server configuration data that you will need in the next step.


Add Wifi Guest Accounts

Click Wifi Guest Accounts in the bottom of the page to add accounts to let users access your WiFi.


Type user account information and click Add Account.


At the bottom of the page you can see all your created users.


Step 2: Router configuration

If you're having trouble finding any page or some of the parameters described here on your device's WebUI, you should turn on "Advanced WebUI" mode. You can do that by clicking the "Basic" button under "Mode," which is located at the top-right corner of the WebUI.

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Creating wireless access point

If you have already set up your wireless access point - skip this step.

  • Login to your router's WebUI. You can do this by entering the router's LAN IP address ( by default) into the URL field of your web browser.
  • Go to the Network → Wireless page.
  • Click 'Add' to create a new Wireless Access Point. Depending on your needs, choose a 2.4 GHz (1) or 5 GHz (2) Access Point.
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Edit your new Access Point as below:

  1. Check Enable;
  2. Mode - Access Point;
  3. ESSID - Your desired Extended Service Set Identifier name;
  4. Network - Choose the network you want to attach to this wireless interface or fill out the create field to define a new network.
Cobot WiFi interface.png

Navigate to Wireless Security tab and choose your

  1. Encryption method
  2. Cipher
  3. Password
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Set up hotspot

Navigate to ServicesHotspot and add a new Hotspot Instance. To do so, find the Add New Instance section and select your Wireless AP in the interface list, then press Add.

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Hotspot configuration

In the General tab do the following steps:

  1. Check Enable;
  2. Authentication mode - Radius.
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Then go to Radius tab and enter the Radius server configuration details from cobot:

  1. RADIUS Servers -,;
  2. Authentication port - 13143;
  3. Radius secret key

Then Save & Apply configuration.

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Test your Hotspot

Try connecting to your router using a computer or mobile phone.

  • Select the newly created hotspot;
  • After a successful connection, visit any website, and you will be redirected to the hotspot login page. Type your username and password;
  • Click Login;
  • You should see a message Authorization Successful;

See also Hotspot Configuration on Legacy firmware