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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How do you configure a transparent Ubiquiti Point to Point bridge in AirOS 8?


There are a range of situations where running a cable from Point A to Point B is not possible typically due to physical constraints or cost. With a transparent wireless bridge you can link buildings across a street without digging up the road, connect a cowshed 2km's away from your house or even connect a remote camera to your network wirelessly and it will be as if they were simply plugged in using an Ethernet cable.

In this blog we will show you how to configure a transparent Ubiquiti Point to Point bridge in the current version (8.3.1) of AirOS 8 using a pair of the NanoBeam 5AC 19. This same configuration can be used for any of the AirMAX AC products (NanoBeam AC, PowerBeam AC, PowerBeam AC Iso, LiteBeam AC, IsoStation AC, PrismStation AC, Rocket Prism AC and Rocket AC series).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Adpoting a Ubiquiti USG to a UniFi Cloud Controllor (Layer 3)

This guide will show you how to move your controller from being locally based (on your PC), to an external (cloud/layer 3) controller.

Using the standard ‘set-inform’ method doesn’t seem to work if you have already adopted a Ubiquiti USG to a local controller. We're not sure why this is but this guide will help you get around it. This is all based off version 5.4.16



Friday, June 2, 2017

Is Licensed Backhaul an option you should be considering?

These days fibre optic cable is the ideal way to get guaranteed bandwidth from point A to point B. When this is not an option because of the high cost of a fibre run for a given distance, or the cost of running it in difficult terrain, licensed wireless microwave is the next best solution we have up our sleeves. WISPs (Wireless Internet Service Providers) are generally smaller and a lot more geographically diverse. The reason for their success is that they can overcome obstacles where traditional Internet providers deem it not feasible.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Did you know MikroTik supports Universal Repeating?

Need to extend Wireless coverage in your Home or Business but cabling isn't an option? MikroTik now has a solution that can work with existing Wireless Access Points to extend your network.

This blog will show you how to configure a basic MikroTik Router as a Universal Repeater, in our example the RB952Ui-5ac2nD has been used but any MikroTik Router with a Wireless interface will work. The WinBox application is recommended for configuration and can be downloaded here:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wireless Managed Cook off




5 Incredible Brands, peeled and revealed

Whether it be remote access, surveillance, auto managing teenagers internet time or even hotspot control for large hotel networks, we have something for everyone and there is no obvious winner - Let's compare ingredients!

Don’t count on the default login credentials




We live in a world where more and more things we buy are becoming connected to the Internet. Your computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, lightbulbs, doorbells and security cameras are, or soon will be,  Internet-enabled devices. You need to make these as secure as possible to prevent unwanted access from an attacker.


Monday, October 31, 2016

Regional Operators Ready for Rural Broadband Challenge


Photo by Chris Roberts - Amuri Net
Heartland Connectivity 
Taskforce Ltd

A large representative group of regional wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), electricity lines companies and interested organisations has expressed support for the government’s launch of the next round of the Rural Broadband Initiative.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

IP connectivity for Highlands Motor Sport ‘Race to the Sky’ track NZ


"We moved 67GB of data in 3 days for the event without failure"



Overview
IP connectivity coverage for the hill tops of the famous Highlands Motor Sport ‘Race to the Sky’ track in New Zealand

Requirements
Coverage of approximately 10km to deliver race timing, video, eftpos and more

Solution
Ubiquiti 802.11ac radios for the point-to-point and multipoint sections.

3x PTMP links (R5AC-PTMP)
9x CPE’s (NBE-5AC-19)
3x PTP Backhaul (PBE-5AC-500)
3x ARC Dual Pol 5GHz (ANT-178)


Friday, October 21, 2016

Upgrading UniFi Video to 3.1.5 and beyond using uvc-updater Script

Background:
With the latest release of Ubiquiti UniFi Video 3.2.0, Gen 1 airCam's are no longer supported. This includes the following models airCam, airCam-Dome and airCam-Mini. If you have any of these cameras on your network you will not want to upgrade to the latest UniFi Video 3.2.0 as these cameras will no longer work with the software. As a result I have added some options to a script I have previously created for streamlining the upgrade process from airVison2.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Setup an L2TP over IPSec VPN for remote access to your Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

Scenario:

As of Apple IOS 10 and Mac OSX Sierra, PPTP has been removed due to it being weak and vulnerable to attack. This means if you currently use PPTP as your VPN for remote access to your home router you will need to migrate to L2TP over IPSec. Here is how you can do this on the EdgeRouter.