Series 3: How do I set a schedule for a network on my CradlePoint router?

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This article is based upon the 5.0.0 firmware and is valid for firmwares from 3.5.0 to 5.0.0.

Description:

By default the CradlePoint router networks are available at all times for client computers.  It may be desirable to set the primary or guest networks to only be available during specific hours.  For example, a coffee shop that would like to provide free internet access to its customers during business hours, but prevent access during closed hours.

Directions:

This feature was added on CradlePoint firmware version 3.5.0.  If not on firmware version 3.5.0 or greater update your routers firmware, Firmware Update Instructions.  Before creating schedules verify that the CradlePoint routers time is correct.  The time can be verified through the router administration console; click System Settings > Administration, then click the System Clock tab, then check Enable NTP.

Note: If you are using earlier than firmware version 5.0.0, the links may appear along the top instead of along the left side

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This example, creates a schedule for Guest Network availability from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
 

  1. Log into the setup pages. The default location is http://192.168.0.1  Click here if you are not sure how to access the setup pages.
  2. Click on the Network Settings tab then select Wi-Fi/Local Networks.    User-added image
  3. Place a check mark next to the network you would like to add a schedule to then click Edit.                                User-added image             User-added image
  4. In the Local Network Editor screen, click the Schedule tab and check Schedule ServiceUser-added image
  5. Set the schedule for your network to use.  Dark blocks indicate the times that your network will not be available.  Light blocks indicate when your network will be available.  The default schedule provides network availability from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  This example, illustrates the modified schedule so availability will be Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.                                                                                                                                                       User-added image
  6. Click Submit to save the schedule.

 
After applying the save the affected network will only be available when scheduled.
 
Note:  It is not required to have the scheduled times in a single block, see figure below.

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Category: Cradlepoint Series 3

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