Add headend

This screen serves for adding a new headend (for connection via cable distribution) to a selected router. Headends appear in router body.


Headend name Add your own name of the device, e.g. “Cisco_Prague”.
Headend IP address IP address, through which the headend will communicate with ISPadmin server.
Headend type Select one of the headends supported by the system.
MAC headend In most cases, you don´t have to enter it. Enter it mainly for Arris 1xxx headend, which is an old device and you have to enter a MAC address for boot image from DHCP to be downloaded.
Name over WAP

Here you specify name of the headend, which will then appear on the site during the access via WAP.

This functionality must be installed. Then you enter ISPadmin address +/ wap, e.g. to see individual channels on your mobile via wap. This is an ideal solution for technicians. While being physically present at a headend and setting channel frequencies, they can verify the current value via wap on their mobile. The page is refreshed automatically every second.

Boot of DHCP If you check this option, router configuration will be downloaded via DHCP from ISPadmin. You have to store the configuration images on ISPadmin server. This is mainly used for Arris 1xxx headend, which hasn´t got its own booting image.
Headend is active

If the headend is active, ping is periodically sent to it and communication is ongoing.

If the headend is not active, no communication is ongoing and and the headend is in ISPadmin just for accounting purposes till it becomes active.


Needed for login to headend. Username must be created in headend. ISPadmin will use it for connection to headend - loading/reading data and configuration.

Enable password This password is used for administrative access to the headend, to write and change the headend configuration.
Superior device (for Nagios)  
Router Used for determination of logical topology for the Nagios system.
Device Used for determination of logical topology for the Nagios system. E.g. external device connected to the monitored router. You can connect a switch to such device.
Report outages for Nagios Check the box to monitor the device for Nagios outages. Also, select group to be used for outage reporting (Settings Code lists Nagios Contacts).

Tips on how to use this documentation



Searching required information is possible either via structured menu which is divided into sections, or via full-text search of the entire contents of this on-line documentation.

This aid will make it possible for you to find out where exactly you are at the moment.

If, for example, the following appears beneath the main menu - ISPadmin Wiki / ENG / Client management / Menu - CLIENTS / Clients / Message Board / Groups - it means that you are:


  • in the Wiki documentation of the ISPadmin system
  • in its English localization
  • in the Client management section
  • in the Clients tab
  • in the Message board subtab
  • in the Groups sub-subtab


It contains newly added functionalities and modifications of the system which are displayed by versions and issue date. Changelog articles are also displayed in individual sections / pages of the documentation which relate to new functionality or modification. 

Basic orientation

You will find a welcoming menu with basic instruction on trying / implementing / using below. 


Frequently asked questions along with most important procedures and settings are listed in FAQ section. 


Items which refer to real system menu are highlighted in corresponding colour, including their graphical background. Eg. Invoicing Settings Templates Reminders. This is also a working reference to an article. 


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