Can I use MikroTik hardware with Tanaza?
MikroTik hardware can sometimes be tricky and hard to handle if you are not skilled in managing complex configuration methods.
Do you have MikroTik hardware deployed and would like to have an alternative to manage other access point brands from a single platform? Then keep reading this article and learn how Tanaza can be the smartest alternative to manage your Mikrotik devices and multi-vendor access points from a single platform with no complexity in the middle.
Tanaza for MikroTik Hardware
Tanaza’s WiFi cloud management platform is a solution designed for IT professionals by Network Engineers. Deploy and control WiFi networks, access points, SSIDs, and connected devices from a single dashboard in the cloud.
Tanaza’s robust and reliable technology is based on a Linux-based Operating System compatible with a wide range of access points, from the most cost-effective to Enterprise high-performing ones.
Scale your networks
Manage unlimited networks and access points from the Tanaza dashboard, accessible from desktop, tablet, or smartphone, at no extra cost. With Tanaza, there is no cape on the number of networks and access points managed through the platform. Furthermore, Tanaza allows you to mix and match hardware devices and scale your networks when needed.
Avoid the costs associated with vendor lock-in. Tanaza provides users with unprecedented flexibility and higher operational levels. Thanks to its vendor-agnostic capabilities, users can select their hardware of choice.
Manage centralized networks
Tanaza’s user-friendly interface allows users to install the Tanaza firmware on compatible MikroTik hardware and cloud-managed all devices from a centralized dashboard effortlessly. The advantage of Tanaza is that users can deploy networks remotely, control and troubleshoot access points even if the networks are in different locations across the globe.
Provision APs with Zero-touch
Configure efficient and error-free networks. The zero-touch provisioning feature allows the remote configuration of hundreds of APs before they even go online. Send APs pre-configured to the customer’s premises for installation only. As soon as the device is connected, it automatically gets all the configurations set up in the platform.
Integrate your favorite apps
Tanaza’s rich marketplace enables users to integrate third-party applications from independent software vendors to meet any specific need. Enable applications like Cloud4Wi to empower the Guest WiFi experience or Express Wi-Fi by Facebook to monetize WiFi networks in emerging countries. We also have the Classic Hotspot by Tanaza to manage public WiFi hotspots from the cloud.
Enjoy a flexible subscription plan
Tanaza provides flexible subscription plans to fit any network deployment. Take advantage of monthly commitments if you are deploying seasonal networks. Alternatively, get on board with yearly, 3 or 5-year subscription plans for long-standing deployments. You can deploy multiple networks and have different subscription plans per network. We adapt to your deployment needs. Our monthly subscription starts at $3.50 per device. Alternatively, our annual plans start from $35 per AP (save 16%), $70 per AP for 3 years (save 45%), or $105 per AP for the 5-year plan (save 50%).
MikroTik hardware compatible with Tanaza
Tanaza currently supports the MikroTik RB951UI 2HnD and MikroTik wAP AC. It is also compatible with Ubiquiti, Comfast, DCN, LigoWave, Amer Networks, Intelbras, PowerCloud, and OpenMesh devices. We continuously keep adding new hardware to our compatible list. If you don’t find your device within our list, we can develop compatibility on-demand for large network deployments. Just fill out the “Request a device” form, and we will run a free-of-charge investigation to see if the device is supportable.
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Customize the free guest WiFi experience with a Splash Page
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What is Guest WiFi? - Understand the technology in 30 seconds
Enhance the free guest WiFi experience with a custom splash page.
Last May, we released the Splash Page Editor, an essential tool that allows Network Administrators to create a customized branding guest WiFi experience, using company logo and corporate colors in the authentication page of a public hotspot. The editor is at the core of the new Tanaza platform and is available to all customers at no extra cost.
Improve the free guest WiFi experience with a Hotspot Splash Page
The Splash Page Editor allows customers to create effortlessly internal splash pages, configure, and assign them to multiple SSIDs, thanks to a fully-responsive and more intuitive user interface. Additionally, every SSID can have its unique splash page.
Currently, the editor offers only a click-through authentication method for free guest WiFi. Therefore, network admins don’t need to store user-session data. More authentication methods, like Facebook login, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and VK, are on the way. Just remember, the splash page editor is the beginning, future developments will take our Splash Editor a new level.
Highly Customizable Splash Pages for Guest WiFi access
To build a mobile or desktop-ready splash page for guest WiFi access, it’s remarkably easy. The built-in Splash Page Editor allows users to customize the image, background, text, and login button. In terms of color, the palette available gently helps users to create their design system. In this way, users can keep brand consistency across their splash pages; the same applies to typography and buttons. Lastly, the editor allows users to set Terms and Conditions to have WiFi networks up-to-date and fully compliant with data privacy law.
Connect External and Custom Splash Pages
Alternatively, to customized splash pages, users can further connect external splash pages hosted with other providers like PurpleWiFi, Cloud4Wi or Aislelabs, to the new Tanaza platform.
Similarly, if users have a custom splash page in use, it is possible to connect it to the platform. Users should follow the Tanaza guidelines on how to enable the custom splash page, and it will be all set. However, it might require some coding skills.
The Slash Page Editor in the new Tanaza platform will keep evolving, we have just released the first edition, more is to come. The R&D team at Tanaza continuously develops more features and add-ons to the platform, so stay tuned and keep an eye on our blog for upcoming features. Alternatively, subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know when new features are added to the platform.
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Are you a MikroTik user? Are you looking for an easy solution to manage your deployments? You are in the right place then; keep reading the article to find out more about the most innovative alternative to manage your networks effortlessly.
MikroTik devices are incredibly flexible. They allow users to customize almost everything, but they also require a high level of technical skills to be correctly set. This sometimes results in quite complex configuration and management procedures.
The MikroTik management software, the Dude, allows you to customize a lot, but it can be hard to use if you’re not an expert. It doesn’t allow you to control everything from a single dashboard and to make changes quickly when you need to. On the soft side, the interface might not be that user-friendly at all.
However, Tanaza is the ideal solution to manage your MikroTik devices, mix and match other hardware vendors while still working everything from a single pane.
Manage MikroTik and multi-vendor access points from a single platform
Tanaza is a WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to manage and operate remotely WiFi access points and networks. The Tanaza platform allows MikroTik users to quickly install, configure and monitor their access points via the cloud through an intuitive web interface accessible from computers, tablets, and mobile.
MikroTik users can install the TanazaOS firmware on their devices and cloud-managed them from a centralized dashboard. The advantage of Tanaza is that users can deploy unlimited networks seamlessly with zero-touch provisioning on the Tanaza platform in a few clicks.
Furthermore, Tanaza’s vendor-agnostic capabilities allow users to mix and match access point brands. The platform works with the most popular networking brands like Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, TP-Link, and LigoWave. Thanks to partnerships with Hardware Manufacturers, users can buy selected Enterprise access points from Comfast, Amer Networks, Intelbras, and DCN, which comes with the Tanaza Operating System pre-installed, for a “plug&play” experience. With this high-performing line of devices, users can reduce the total cost of ownership by 80% compared to commercial enterprise devices.
Centralized network management for MikroTik users
Tanaza is ideal if you need a cloud-based system that lets you control remotely every aspect of your device configuration and network deployment, particularly when you need to deploy multiple access points in different locations from multi-vendors.
The Tanaza platform offers different features to facilitate the configuration and installation of small and medium to large and complex WiFi networks:
Centralized configuration of MikroTik access points
Users can increase efficiency with Tanaza by configuring, managing, and monitoring multiple organizations and networks, access points, SSIDs, and client devices from a single platform.
Tanaza lets users set the basic configurations of the network applied by default to all the same network access points. This feature ensures an issue-free, fast and easy provisioning of new access points, ideal for large-scale network deployments.
Additionally, in case of disconnection of an access point, the system will automatically restore the WiFi access point’s last working settings to avoid disruptions in the network.
It’s possible to monitor WiFi networks and control access points remotely. Tanaza enables users to monitor the WiFi network’s performance indicators thanks to real-time statistics at the WiFi network and access point level.
You can control how many client devices are currently associated with an SSID and how much bandwidth they are consuming. Also, you can identify possible bottlenecks in bandwidth demand and oversee the access points’ health status, mainly if the number of connections requested increases. Furthermore, with Tanaza, you can reboot WiFi access points at a specific hour and weekday or schedule WiFi network maintenance to minimize downtime and load peaks after a long uptime.
Tanaza takes care of many operations, including server maintenance, backup, security patches, and fixes, to ensure the system’s high availability for minimum downtime and productivity losses.
Network administrators can set the network’s basic configurations applied by default to all the cloud-managed access points in that network remotely. Thanks to the zero-touch feature, access points can be sent pre-configured to the customer’s site for installation.
Also, it is possible to reconfigure access points without rebooting them or restarting the services, all from the Tanaza dashboard.
Tanaza offers multi-tenant and role-based administration capabilities for WiFi cloud management. Tenants can monitor and manage multiple organizations and networks of access points based on their permission levels.
The role-based administration feature reduces the risk of malicious configuration and isolates other collaborators’ parts of the network. Tanaza’s multi-tenant structure allows an unlimited number of administrators and offers greater scalability and flexibility when managing multiple WiFi network deployments of hundreds of access points.
Tanaza keeps building its marketplace to offer a vast wide range of third-party software applications users can integrate with the platform for added-value services. You can enable any application at no extra cost.
The Tanaza platform integrates with the Classic Hotspot management system and Cloud4Wi to manage and monitor the guest WiFi experience and enable any captive portal on top of the platform.
Moreover, if you are a Service Provider deploying large networks in emerging countries, Express WiFi is ideal for generating revenues over WiFi. Tanaza is an Express WiFi Technology Partner. Therefore, the Tanaza WiFi cloud management software integrates seamlessly with the Express WiFi platform to enable Service Providers to use a fully integrated solution to manage their network deployments coupled with the best-in-class monetization tools offered by Express WiFi by Facebook. Learn more about Express WiFi to generate revenues over WiFi.
Are you ready to switch your networks and your MikroTik devices to the smartest alternative for network management?
What is MU-MIMO and why is needed it?
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MUMIMO: Multi-user, Multiple Input, Multiple Output
The goal of MU-MIMO is to use as many spatial streams as possible, whether the transmission is with one client device utilizing up to 4 spatial streams or with four client devices using one spatial stream each.
MU-MIMO technology explained in plain English.
Let’s assume you are experiencing congestion in the WiFi network. The devices connected run slower and your WiFi connection suffers from interruptions and delays. This could be due to an access point in the network serving only one client device at a time. With single-user access points, each device waits its turn to send and receive data from the internet.
Accordingly, when a new device tries to connect, the waiting time becomes longer. Enter MU-MIMO, a set of wireless technologies that enables multiple client devices simultaneously to communicate with each other. Let’s discover why MU-MIMO is so useful and how you can make the most of it.
What is MU-MIMO?
MU-MIMO – Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output – is a feature introduced within IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2. This technology allows a set of users or wireless terminals, respectively, with one or more antennas to communicate with each other. In this way, multiple WiFi devices can simultaneously receive multiple data streams.
MIMO – Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output -, which refers to the way internet bandwidth is broken up by an access point and pushed to the connected devices, has evolved over the years since the debut of the single-user mode (SU-MIMO) introduced with the 802.11n wireless standard. MIMO technology was created to increase the number of antennas on a wireless router or access point used to receive and transmit, improving wireless connections capacity.
MU-MIMO access points can be available in 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 variations. These variations refer to the number of streams (two, three, or four) that they can create for each device. This technology was developed to help in situations where multiple users are trying to access the wireless network at the same time, without interruption of the connectivity.
The 802.11ac (WiFi 5) standard introduced optional MU-MIMO in Wave 2 products. With the 802.11ax (WiFi 6) standard, we see even more progress to this new innovative technology.
How does MU-MIMO work?
This technology works with downlink wireless connections and allows access points to transmit data to multiple client devices simultaneously. To understand how MU-MIMO works, let’s explore how MIMO works in principle. For MIMO to work, both the client device and access point must have multiple radio antenna chains that are identical and physically separated.
For instance, an access point that can send radiofrequency on one stream and receive it on another would be 1×1. Then, a 2×2 device supports two streams in each direction, and a 3×3 device supports three, and so on. Any device that supports more streams will work with any device that supports fewer streams, but the lesser device will limit the overall performance.
A transmitting radio chain sends a data set (known as a spatial stream) that the receiver’s radio chain reconstructs. In MIMO, each radio/antenna chain transmits a spatial stream in the same frequency channel as the transmitter. Then, the receiver gets each stream on each of its identical radio/antenna chains. Because the receiver understands the phase offsets of its own antennas, it can reconstruct the original streams.
Another key feature to grasp to understand better how MU-MIMO works. Beamforming sends the same spatial stream on multiple antennas with determined timing offsets, thus increasing range.
MU-MIMO takes advantage of Beamforming —a feature of 11ac and 11ax that directs signals toward the intended wireless device instead of random directions. The signal is directed to the devices that are connected to it. Without Beamforming, a transmission would be sent in every possible direction. Since the signal is more efficiently used, MU-MIMO helps increase WiFi ranges and speeds.
It allows an antenna to send radio signals from one location to multiple specific endpoints, instead of transmitting around an entire area. This designated point-to-multipoint communication creates a stronger, better, faster wireless communication.
What are the benefits of MU-MIMO?
The signal remains constant
The main benefit of MU-MIMO is that instead of each stream being systematically interrupted, a MU-MIMO access point can keep its signal constant for the connected client devices and properly distribute the bandwidth to each of them without compromising any devices’ speed at the same time.
MU-MIMO helps increase network capacity
Both MU-MIMO and SU-MIMO devices operate fast because all network devices have less time to wait to get data from the WiFi access point. Still, MU-MIMO technology increases the network’s capacity and efficiency, allowing the access point to handle more WiFi-intensive activities such as streaming and gaming. Thus, MU-MIMO can help alleviate congestion on busy or dense networks, such as WiFi hotspots.
Any channel width is supported
Although your network uses narrower 20MHz- or 40MHz-wide channels, MU-MIMO can help it run faster by serving some clients simultaneously. How faster depends on how many supported devices are on the network and how many streams each of them supports. Using MU-MIMO even without implementing wide channels could double the downlink throughput of each device.
MU-MIMO improves performance
It reduces latency and improves performance for high-density activities such as video streaming, video calls, or webinars. The access point never interrupts its connection with the client device in order to communicate with other devices. MU-MIMO minimizes jitter, freezes, and buffering.
What is the future for MU-MIMO?
The technology only works for downlink connections at the moment, with a limit of four simultaneous streams in 802.11ac. Still, the 802.11ax standard also addresses the uplink portion of MU-MIMO.
In fact, with the upcoming WiFi 6 standard, MU-MIMO will work in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The access points can support up to twelve simultaneous streams, with four streams on 2.4 GHz band and eight streams on the 5GHz band. This can help speed up the communication process, both in download and upload.
Nowadays, MU-MIMO is still expanding its capabilities, and always more devices can get the benefits. Therefore, the possibilities of MU-MIMO are rapidly growing and could become endless, with considerable advantages for an even more performing internet network experience.
The ultimate variation available on the market with the new standard is the 8×8 MU-MIMO. This technology is also known as Massive MIMO. 8×8 devices can transmit data on eight radio chains to a single client, downloading and uploading at the same time.
Benefits of 8×8 compared to 4×4
An 8×8 AP is excellent for medium and large deployments, where many devices access the Internet simultaneously. This variation offers improved MU-MIMO performance for:
- Single-user data throughput
- MU-MIMO capacity – 8×8 devices support four simultaneous 2×2 MU-MIMO clients that support downlink MU-MIMO, with significant multiplications in network capacity.
- Larger WiFi coverage area, especially thanks to the Beamforming.
- WiFi reliability with fewer interruptions of the connection
- Possibility to deliver up to 1.2 Gbps of bandwidth to each of four 2×2 client devices. The total aggregate bandwidth will be then of 4.8 Gbps.
- Repeater Configuration, reducing the need for repeater/mesh over 4×4, thus representing the most economical deployment for service providers.
In summary, the deployment of 8×8 APs significantly increases the data rate over 4×4 AP deployments. Loss of connection goes down from almost 23% for a 4×4 deployment to 10% for 8×8 deployment resulting in a 60% decrease in disconnections.
Furthermore, MU-MIMO scales better with 8×8 rather than 4×4. While coverage can be improved by adding repeaters, network capacity goes down, ending in a lower capacity than using 8×8 APs in those deployments where an 8×8 AP provides sufficient coverage.
It seems that 8×8 MU-MIMO facilitates access points to manage traffic from different 802.11ax devices more efficiently than 4×4. Nevertheless, the debate on the pros and cons of 8×8 is still open.
The drawbacks of 8×8
As a first issue, we point out that 8×8 APs might require a significant power consumption. The power needed could not be covered by the standard PoE. The 8×8 APs may require 31 watts of power or more, so even PoE Plus power would not be enough.The 8×8 APs that use the standard 25 Watts provided by the PoE Plus often suffer from a downgrade in functionalities. This aspect implies that the power budget for deployment must be sometimes reviewed. These 8×8 APs could be very expensive and cause an enormous waste on any PoE power budget.
Moreover, MU-MIMO requires spatial diversity. Most of today’s WiFi enterprise deployments involve a high density of users and devices that are not compatible with MU-MIMO provisions. To make MU-MIMO technology perform, there must be a proper physical distance between all the clients and between the AP.
Almost all indoor WLANs are high-density environments because there are many users and devices. What’s more, most users want to connect with more than one wireless device, at the same time. Additionally, high-density environments expect multiple areas with roaming as a fundamental prerequisite. But, MU-MIMO hardly works well with mobile clients. So the necessary spatial diversity doesn’t exist within the majority of indoor enterprise WiFi high-density deployments.
In conclusion, even if MU-MIMO profits can appear more than the drawbacks, often, the reality is that the expensive 8×8 AP offers no substantial advantage over a less expensive 4×4 access point.
What kind of devices support MU-MIMO?
If you want to use MU-MIMO in your wireless network, both the client device and the access point must support 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO. Not all access points support MU-MIMO, which means having at least 802.11ac Wave 2 devices. Most modern devices already do, the older models, such as 802.11 a, b, g, n do not support it. Anyway, the equipment must specifically state that they can support MU-MIMO.
4×4 MU-MIMO Tanaza Powered Devices
Tanaza has a curated selection of access points that support 4×4 MU-MIMO. The cloud-managed access points come with the Tanaza software already installed to give customers a plug & play experience.
The Tanaza Powered access points are suitable for professional medium and large-scale deployments. Also, Tanaza gives customers the flexibility to choose the WiFi access points that meet their needs best from our list of compatible devices.
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Discover the line of Tanaza Powered Devices and enjoy an out-of-the-box experience with a full support of 4×4 MU-MIMO capabilities.
Comfast joins the Tanaza Powered Device family with cloud management ‘out-of-the-box’
Tanaza and Comfast have partnered to bring a new cloud-managed solution to the networking industry. The Tanaza software running over Comfast hardware ‘out-of-the-box’ provides the networking market with a smart alternative to cloud-based networking for a ‘plug and play’ experience. This partnership offers IT professionals a networking solution to provision, manage and deploy over thousands of WiFi access points from a single cloud-based platform.
This year, Tanaza is closing multiple partnerships with OEMs in the networking industry to bring a compelling alternative to network management. The operational model that Tanaza proposes offers a cost-effective, easy-to-use, and scalable solution on the market with unprecedented levels of flexibility and efficiency.
Tanaza’s modular software layer integrates on top with third-party applications to offer added-value services to suit specific customers’ needs. From Wi-Fi monetization applications like Express Wi-Fi by Facebook to Hotspot management, Tanaza can enable integrations seamlessly on any Comfast device powered by Tanaza.
The Comfast devices models powered by Tanaza
The Comfast CF-EW71 is an 802.11b/g/n 360-degree omnidirectional outdoor high-power WiFi coverage AP. It’s mostly suitable for spaces like schools, parks, shopping malls, and villages.
The outdoor IP66 rating provides the ability to handle severe outdoor environments. It is waterproof, dustproof, antifreeze, high-temperature resistant, and lighting-protected. Still,it also suits indoor wide range coverage.
It has a speed wireless transmission rate of 300 Mbps. Furthermore, CF-EW71 supports a 2.4Ghz frequency, 48V PoE, and can be wall or pole mounted. A single AP can handle 50 concurrent wireless devices and assures a stable, lag-free network experience.
Comfast CF-E320N V2
The Comfast CF-E320N V2 is an 802.11b/g/n wireless access point. It is suitable for high-density indoor long-range environments, like restaurants, hotels, exhibition centers, meeting rooms, and shopping malls. It can be ceiling or wall-mounted.
Speed wireless transmission rate is 300 Mbps, perfect for multi-user simultaneous access. In this way, it will be easier to avoid connectivity interruptions and breakdowns. CF-E320N V2 uses the typical power consumption and supports a 2.4Ghz frequency. Anti-thunder 365 days stabilization guaranteed. Additionally, It supports roaming seamlessly, and clients can move without any packet loss.
The Comfast EW72 is an 802.11b/g/n long-range outdoor AP. It is designed to provide WISP, CPE solutions, and long-range wireless network solutions for video surveillance and transmission. It provides a compelling performance solution with two omnidirectional antennas and strong transmit power of up to 500mW to deliver long-range coverage.
Ideal for small and growing businesses, it also provides an efficient way to pick up and maintain a stable signal for a wireless network connection from a long distance.
It supports dual-band speed up to 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps. Furthermore, EW72 has an IP66-rated weatherproof housing that ensures continued operation in harsh outdoor environments or climates of extreme cold, heat, or continuous moisture.
Comfast CF-E375AC V2
The Comfast CF-E375AC V2 is an 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless ceiling AP, which supports dual bands 2.4/5.8Ghz simultaneously. Also, it has a built-in dual-band anti-interference technology. It is ideal for high-density indoor environments like hotels, auditoriums, schools, convention halls, restaurants, and offices.
It supports MU-MIMO technology that allows optimizing the antenna array. The 2.4 GHz supports 3×3, which offers three spatial streams. A maximum of three clients can be simultaneously connected to the AP. The 5.8Ghz has 2×2, offering two spatial streams of wirelessly transmitting and receiving data on the same channel or frequency. A maximum of two clients can be simultaneously connected to the AP.
The Comfast CF-WA350 is an 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO, high power access point, ideal for outdoor long-distance transmission signals. Multiple concurrent users can connect online thanks to directional dual-polarized antennas and a powerful transmit power of up to 500mW. The AP is ideal for residential areas, parks, schools, commercial streets, villages, and more.
The CF-WA350 supports dual-frequency on 2.4/5.8Ghz. Thanks to it, 160 users can go online simultaneously. An estimated 50 users can access the Internet on the 2.4Ghz band and 110 users on the 5.8Ghz. Remember that the environment, the network, and any interference can influence the number of concurrent users.
Furthermore, the 1300 Mbps high-speed wireless transmission rate of the CF-WA350 makes WiFi signals stronger and more efficient. On the other hand, the two-gigabit ports support higher bandwidth while transmitting data in a more agile and smooth way.
The AP features an IP67-rated weatherproof enclosure to ensure continuous operation in harsh outdoor environments with extreme cold, hot, or humidity.
The Comfast CF-WA700 is an 802.11b/g/n high-power outdoor AP with 500W Engineering Signal Amplifier WiFi Signal Booster omnidirectional CPE. It is a larger area wifi coverage AP, particularly suitable for outdoor environments, like parks, schools, and squares.
It supports 48V PoE, ideal for outdoor power consumption, and a 2.4Ghz frequency, with a speed wireless transmission rate of up to 300 Mbps.
Tanaza, a compelling alternative solution for cloud-based network management
The Tanaza platform enables MSPs, ISPs, System Integrators, and Network Operators to enhance their networks’ performance by allowing them to manage all WiFi networks, access points, SSIDs, and clients from one single dashboard in the cloud.
The Tanaza platform also features:
- Auto rollback: when a wrong configuration is applied, the system restores the previous one
- A scheduled reboot of APs
- Enabling and disabling the hardware reset button
- Automatic channel distribution
- Centralized SSIDs, with up to 8 SSIDs per access point
- Client isolation
- Maximum concurrent clients
- Band selection
- Built-in Hotspot
- Per SSID and client bandwidth control
- 802.11r, 802.11k 802.11v support
- Integration with third-party applications like Express Wi-Fi by Facebook and Classic Hotspot.
Tanaza represents a smart alternative to manage network deployments from the cloud. The Comfast Tanaza Powered Devices can be deployed remotely with zero-touch provisioning thanks to the Tanaza WiFi cloud management platform. IT professionals can now access cost-effective, high-performing devices cloud-managed with Tanaza ‘out-of-the-box’.
Comfast + Tanaza = ‘plug & play‘ experience
Lower your WiFi networks TCO with Comfast Tanaza Powered Devices.
How to migrate my CloudTrax network to Tanaza?
If you are an Open Mesh user looking for an alternative to CloudTrax, then keep reading. This article is for you.
As you may know, the CloudTrax software that allows you to manage your Open Mesh devices is approaching the end of life in December 2021.
The alternatives for Open Mesh users are pretty much reduced down to three:
- Migrate all Open Mesh devices to Datto, the technology solutions provider that acquired Open Mesh. However, this comes with some high-stakes investment, and not all the line of devices will be supported.
- Dismantle your current Open Mesh networks and deploy from scratch brand new devices. Also, considered an expensive option with all the bearing costs of deploying new networks.
- Migrate to Tanaza, the smartest alternative that allows you to reduce costs by 60-70%, reuse your existing Open Mesh devices, add and manage multi-brand APs from a single dashboard. By switching to Tanaza, the cloud-based network management platform, you can manage unlimited APs and networks from the cloud, centralize all your networks in a single platform, and scale networks as needed.
Tanaza, the smartest alternative to CloudTrax for your Open Mesh networks
Tanaza is a WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to manage and operate WiFi networks remotely. The Tanaza platform allows users to quickly install, configure and monitor hundreds of access points via the cloud through an intuitive web interface accessible from computers, tablets, and smartphones.
How does Tanaza work?
The Tanaza platform has compatibility with the most commercial Open Mesh devices on the market. This allows IT professionals to avoid dismantling the entire network and deploy from scratch brand new devices. With Tanaza, IT professionals only need to install the Tanaza firmware on their existing Open Mesh devices and start managing them from the Tanaza cloud dashboard.
Thanks to Tanaza vendor-agnostic capability, IT professionals can mix and match devices from multiple brands like Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, TP-Link, and Ligowave. Also, deploy and manage unlimited access points.
Tanaza is always adding more devices and OEM vendors to the list of compatible devices with the platform. Now users can have the Tanaza Operating System running out-of-the-box in selected devices from Comfast, Amer Networks, Intelbras, and DCN. Discover Tanaza Powered Devices.
Open Mesh devices compatible with Tanaza
Tanaza is compatible with the Open Mesh A42, A62, OM2P, OM2P-HS, OM2P-LC, OM5P-AC, and MR1750.
Open Mesh users just need to download the specific TanazaOS firmware for the Open Mesh model that Tanaza has compatibility with. Afterward, start configuring networks by adding the device’s MAC address to the platform and set up SSIDs to start broadcasting the Internet. With Tanaza, you will manage multi-brand access points and networks from a centralized cloud-managed platform.
If you want to know more about the Tanaza firmware installation process on your Open Mesh device, please visit the page of the correspondent device:
What do you get if you switch from CloudTrax to Tanaza?
If you choose to migrate your Open Mesh devices from CloudTrax to Tanaza, you will enjoy:
- A single, centralized cloud-based configuration platform to manage all your Open Mesh access points.
- An intuitive user-friendly interface.
- Remote monitoring and control of APs’ performance.
- Zero-touch deployment and configuration of APs to avoid on-site travels.
- Users can enable email notifications to receive information about the status of the WiFi access points in real-time.
- The multi-brand compatibility for indoor and outdoor access points.
- Integration with third-party applications provided by official Tanaza Partners, such as Classic Hotspot and Express Wi-Fi by Facebook.
- Unexpected costs by extending Open Mesh devices’ life and avoiding dismantling the whole Open Mesh infrastructure.
- Scale WiFi networks by adding new access points compatible with the platform while still managing everything from a single dashboard.
- Get constant updates of the operating system to ensure security and stability.
- The most cost-effective network management platform in the market with flexible subscription plans (monthly, annual, every 3 years, every 5 years).