Canadian Amazon Store front:www.amazon.ca/shop/mactelecomnetworks USA Amazon store front:this video I show y. The guys over at Unifi Athena have actually come up with a way to find your router password through some very simple and easy steps, check out their tutorial here. Unifi Passwords at the Kopitiam Well, for the most part, in about 80% of the kopitiams and cafes I visit that offer Free Wifi, I always log onto the default gateway and try the. For UniFi Network Controller, version 6.0.41 and higher: Locate your credentials by going to Settings System Settings Controller Configuration Device SSH Authorization. If these have never been set by an admin, there are two possible combinations of default credentials for UniFi devices: ubnt / ubnt or root / ubnt. However, if you went.
Most of the time the Unifi gear is really easy to manage or adopt it in your network. But sometimes it just won’t work. I also had an Unifi Switch which I just couldn’t get adopted in the controller. A factory reset is then the best option, but how do you reset an Unifi Switch?
Just pressing the reset button doesn’t always work, especially with switches that have PoE ports, for example, the US-8-60W. Below you will find the correct way to reset an Unifi Switch and also a couple of tips for when the adoption won’t succeed.
Resetting an Unifi Switch
Each Unifi Switch will have a reset button on the back. With a small paperclip, you will need to press to the button for 5 seconds to factory reset the switch. But there is more to it:
- Power off the device
Just unplug the power cable
- Forget the device in the controller
Open your controller, select the device, click settings and scroll down to forget
- Unplug all network cables
A PoE enabled switch won’t factory reset when it’s providing PoE to connected devices
- Plug power back in
Plug the power back in and let the device boot, don’t press the reset button yet!
- Wait until the led turns dark blue
Wait for the device to fully boot, the led will turn dark blue (or stay white if it wasn’t adopted before, approximately 5 minutes max)
- Press the reset button for 5 seconds
Use a paperclip to press the button for 5 seconds to initiate the factory reset
- Adopt the device in the controller
When the reboot is completed the led will turn pale blue. You can now adopt the switch in the controller
Other tips for solving Unifi Device Adoption Issues
I have been working a lot with Unifi devices and sometimes you just got one of those devices that just won’t adopt. You may get an error that a firmware update is required or you can’t simply find the device in the controller.
There are a couple of things you can try:
Firmware update required
So when you get an error that a firmware update is required you can try two things. Manually install the firmware on the device or cache it in the controller. Sometimes the downloading of the firmware is what causing the problems.
To cache the firmware in your controller you open your controller and go to the settings (lower left gear icon). Search for Firmware and select Device Firmware Cache (or select Updates > Firmware in the settings menu)
Cache the firmware for the device you are trying to adopt. When the firmware is downloaded, initiate the adoption again.
Installing Firmware Manually on Unifi Device
If you keep having problems with the installation of the firmware you can also try to install it your self directly on the device. To do this we are going to access the device using SSH.
- Open Putty
- Enter the IP Address of the device (you might find it in the Unifi Controller under devices)
- Leave the port on 22 and click on open (you can ignore the warning)
- If the device is factory reset, then the login is ubnt / ubnt
- Find the latest Firmware on the Download page at ui.com
- Click on Download, accept the terms and you will get a direct download url
- Now use the following command in Putty to upgrade the firmware
Unifi Default Admin Password
The device will download and install the firmware and reboot once it’s complete. You can now try to factory reset the device (the new firmware won’t be lost 😉 ) and adopt it again. Just follow the sets above.
Set the inform URL
If you don’t see the device in the Unifi Controller you can also double-check the inform URL. Follow the steps above to login with SSH.
Type the following command to set the inform URL to the IP Address of your Unifi Controller. Change 192.168.1.100 to the correct Ip of you controller of course 😉
I hope you got your Unifi Switch up and running with these tips. If you have any questions or suggestions, just drop a comment below! If you want to receive Unifi tips in your mailbox, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter below.
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Thanks to LYN memberOreomambo for advising how to setup this device for UniFi !
Also thanks to Soliton SG's technical staff Neb for his remote support !
Initial setup was posted here.
- This 2-in-1 device has vlan tagging (500 for Internet & 600 for IPTV) and router functions, it does not have wifi
- This device has lots of advance features and functions (honestly I still not fully understand all yet!), advance user will appreciate and like this device
- User may need to setup a wifi router
- Since I'm not technical enough to use codes to program the device, I personally prefer to use the WinBox (window base) to configure the unit
- You may download the WinBox here or visit http://www.mikrotik.com/download.html and select 'Winbox configuration tool' under 'Tools / Utilities' section to download
- Default IP is 192.168.88.1 user ID is 'admin' with blank password
- You need to set your PC/laptop with static IP 192.168.88.x subnet 255.255.255.0 to access the device
- This setup for UniFi is just basic to connect internet & IPTV only, you may need to refer the following links for further setup on:
Setup for UniFi:
Hard reset the unit first!
Go to MikroTik download section, download the latest WinBox Tool to your computer
Connect your computer to either Port 2/3/4 of the RB750/750G
Then run the WinBox.exe
Click the radio button to search & select the RB750/750G device
Enter default login: admin with blank password
Ubiquiti Unifi Default Username Password
Go to 'Interfaces' select 'VLAN' tab, add the following vlan 500 & 600, click 'OK' when done
Select 'Ethernet' tab, select 'ether5' and setup 'Master Port' as none, click 'OK' when done
Go to 'Bridge' and select 'Bridge' tab, create a bridge called 'UniFi-IPTV', click 'OK' when done
Click on 'Ports' tab, create 2 ports as follow for IPTV, click 'OK' when done
Go to 'PPP' and select 'Interface' tab, add and choose 'PPPoE Client'
Enter the following at 'General' tab
Enter your UniFi user ID & password at 'Dial Out' tab, click 'OK' when done
Go to 'IP --> Firewall'
Click on 'NAT' tab, add/change the NAT as follow, click 'OK' when done
23Apr2011 Update - Thanks Rizvanrp for highlighting the Out-Interface setting in order for the port forward to work properly!
Go to 'IP --> DHCP Server'
Select 'Network' tab, enter Google DNS (or your preferred DNS) as follows, click 'OK' when done
Can also consider OpenDNS = 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124
Go to 'IP --> DNS'
Enter Google DNS (or your preferred DNS) at 'Settings' tab, click 'OK' when done
Can also consider OpenDNS = 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52
Setup completed, connect cables per following connection diagram.
BTU[Port1] --> [Port1]RB750/750G[Port2/3/4] --> <computer / laptop/ wifi AP>
BTU[Port5] --> [LAN]Set-Top-Box IPTV