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Friday, August 16, 2019

Ubiquiti Unifi AP AC Educational Scheduled Pre-Recorded Broadcast using Grandstream PABX

In this guide we will show you how to create a scheduled pre-recorded broadcast using Grandstream UCM62XX PABX and Ubiquiti UAP Educational Access Point/Speakers.
We use this function to notify staff of the end of the day. We have customers who are using this same application for things like school bells to notify breaks, lunch etc.

Grandstream PABX and IP phones - Paging/Intercom and UAP-AC-EDU

In this blog we explain how to create a speed dial audio file broadcast with Grandstream UCM62XX PABX, Grandstream GXP2160 IP phone and Ubiquiti UAP Educational Access Point/Speakers. This function is great for notifying everyone in range of the Ubiquiti UAP Educational Access Point/Speakers of an emergency or something along those lines. There are multiple schools who are using a installation with the above equipment for emergency announcements.

Ubiquiti UAP Educational Registered as an Extension in a Grandstream PABX

In this guide we are going to walk through setting up a Ubiquiti UAP Educational Access Point/Speaker, registered as an Extension in a Grandstream UCM62XX PABX.
You will need to configure your Grandstream UCM PABX and Ubiquiti Unifi AP's with a base setup before you can follow this guide.

Monday, July 8, 2019


At the recent WISPA (Wireless Internet Service Providers Association) conference there was some debate over the new 5G technology and how it will fit in with what the Wireless ISPs or WISPs offer.

At the moment the mobile operators are well into their advertising campaigns on what 5G is and how it will improve our lives with things like connected robots, driverless cars, remote surgery, medical training with virtual reality and virtual retail outlets, to mention only a few.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to upgrade firmware on a Ubiquiti UniFi access point using SSH

How to upgrade firmware on a Ubiquiti UniFi access point using SSH

1 - Download PuTTY from
2 - Log into your Unifi controller and navigate to Site by clicking on the Settings gear wheel on the bottom left of the controller screen.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Cost Effective Analog Phone System Upgrade for Hotels

There are a lot of hotels looking to upgrade their legacy phone system as we move toward Voice over IP. Here are some reasons why you might be considering upgrading:
  1. Expensive analog phone line charges (especially for international calls and cell phones)
  2. Fibre internet upgrades that are forcing you to move off the legacy analog system
  3. Limited flexibility of your current system
When pairing the Grandstream UCM6200 Series IP/PBX and GXW42xx Series Analog Gateways, you can provide a cost-effective, powerful and easy to manage system with no ongoing licensing fees.

Here is an example of how you can upgrade your existing analog system to VoIP without replacing the analog phones in each room saving you on hardware, deployment and configuration costs.

Monday, June 25, 2018

4 Basic Steps to Improve your Home Network and Wireless Security

With the advent of the VPNFilter malware, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our home networks and what security measures we have in place to stop nefarious actors from breaking in and wrecking shop.

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions for Cambium Networks

So you've heard Cambium Networks is top in its class whether it was suggested by a friend or during an online search of your options. Cambium is indeed an enterprise solution and their cnPilot Wi-Fi range is ideal for hospitality, schools, medical, retail and general public Wi-Fi. Let's answer those vital questions to help you in your quest for better Wi-Fi with these top 5 frequently asked questions:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7 Reasons why you should attend the MikroTik User Meeting (MUM)

So you are a MikroTik user already or you want to become one, and the MikroTik User Meeting otherwise known as MUM, sounds like it's worth going to, and it is. Here are 7 great reasons you should consider attending the MUM. Have a read, share or even print them out and convince your boss to come along.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mikrotik Site-to-Site IPsec VPN

In this blog, we will look at how to establish a Site-to-Site VPN between two Mikrotik routers

Prerequisites: Each router can ping each their respective neighbour on their public-facing IP address (or have a route to reach it)