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Nico Schottelius, 05/31/2020 08:10 PM

How to configure ubiquiti network equipment

General steps

  • Reset the device
  • ssh into it (username: ubnt, password: ubnt)
  • Setup a password

Upgrading most ubiquiti access points

  • Dowload the latest firmware from
  • scp it to the device as /tmp/fwupdate.bin
  • ssh into the device, run upgrade2 & (seems to need to be backgrounded)

Enabling ssh access without a password

  • Add your public RSA (ed25519 don't work) to /etc/dropbear/authorized_keys

Configuring Wifi

  • Download the "unifi network" app
  • Go to account->standalone devices : wait for the aps to show up

Installing OpenWRT

Stock ubiquiti does not work in IPv6 only environments. So replacing the stock firmware with OpenWRT makes them usable.

Updated by Nico Schottelius almost 4 years ago · 3 revisions