Introduction

The Nokia WiFi Home Console is part of the Nokia WiFi portfolio when Beacons are purchased from select service providers.


User Guide

The user/agent must go to their web browser and go to the appropriate URL for the Home Console. Once you reach the login screen the user/agent must enter their credentials.

The “eye” icon will toggle visibility for your password

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Home screen
The Home screen layout contains an overview of the Nokia home WiFi network. This screen is divided into multiple tiles that show different information about the network and account.  In the sections below we will talk about each section and what the information is displayed.

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 Run Diagnostic
(top right corner) will update the Current Channel information and Band Score.

Speed Tile
The speed tile displays broadband uploaded and download speed from the root device (e.g. Beacon 1 connected to your modem). You can refresh the results through the refresh button in the top right side of the tile.
Ookla Speedtest disclosure.

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Band Score Tile
The Band Score tile shows the quality of the WiFi spectrum around your network. The score takes into account the number of Access Points in the vicinity, interference, usage etc. The goal of this tile is to provide the user/care agent with a quick glance at the network health.

Values: - Good, Fair, Bad

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Devices Tile

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The devices tile displays the number of connected devices (both ethernet or WiFi connected). The arrow icon on the top right will direct you to the Devices Detail screen.

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The Device Detail view displays Device Name, Connected Node, SSID, Wi-Fi Standard, Wi-Fi Band, Signal Strength, Tx Rate, Rx Rate, MAC Address, IP Address (some are hidden by default and all can be toggled on/off).

You can also see offline devices by clicking the eye icon, as well as filtering at the drop-down list

 

Support Tile

The support tile shows the user’s email address, name and provides several commands that can be issued to the network. 

  • Run Diagnostic (top right corner) will update the Current Channel information and Band Score.
  • Reboot beacon – This will reboot all your beacons.
  • Factory reset root beacon – This will perform a factory reset on your root beacon.
  • Factory reset extender beacon – This will perform a factory reset on your extender beacons.
  • Reset main Wi-Fi password – This will reset to the factory default Wi-Fi password for your network. The default is printed on your root beacon’s bottom label.
  • Reset admin password – This will reset your admin password to login.

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Menu
The menu bar allows you to access specific screens containing more information about your network.

  • Dashboard
  • Beacons
  • Speed test
  • Network history
  • Broadband usage

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 Dashboard

The dashboard displays a heatmap of your WiFi network and provides you with options to view the entire network or individual frequency bands.

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The drop-down button in the tile will allow you to view individual SSIDs (including guest network) and each band on its own heatmap.

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Example showing the separate bands option

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Example showing the combined bands option

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Beacons
 
This provides a view of the status of connected Beacons and each Beacon’s backhaul status.  

The central map shows the topology of the network and how each Beacon is connected. Between each Becaon is a line representing the backhaul.  On the lines you will see an icon representing the type of backhaul connection.

  • E – Ethernet
  • 5 – 5GHz
  • 4 – 2.4GHz

You can also hover your mouse on each of these icons to show the live PHY rate, DATA rate and RSSI value.

The right side bar shows each Beacon and the current status of the internet connection.  Clicking on each Beacon will provide a more detailed view on the connections for this Beacon.

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Clicking on any of the Beacon icons will open a new page that contains detailed information about the status of the Beacon and the RF environment around it.

The root Beacon detail page will show you an RF scan of your network airspace and all the other networks surrounding it.  It will also show which of the client devices are actually connected to it.

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The extender Beacons detail pages will show a history of the backhaul connection and its RSSI level along with the client devices that are connected to that Beacon.

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Speed Test
The speed test displays a history and details of the speed tests performed on the network. 

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 Note: The time shown is the local time as captured by the browser. 


Interference

The interference page shows

  • Interference view per channel by band. This can be broken down into WiFi and non-WiFi sources.
  • Channel recommendation shows what current channel the Beacons are operating on. It also provides the user with the option to disable auto management and go into manual channel selection (not recommended).
  • Interference data shows a historic log of interference sources and their impact on the network.

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Network History

The network history displays the log of events recorded on the network.

Select the drop-down box to filter for a specific date/time range

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Broadband Usage

The broadband usage page shows an overview of the network WAN usage for both downstream and upstream. 

Selecting the drop-down box will allow you to specific either 24hours, 7 days or 30 days.

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Options to view upstream and downstream usage by last 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days.

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