UBNT Unifi AP Tutorial Part I – Hello! this is my first post, so please understand if there are still a lot of geeky or typo writing huehehe. First of all, thankyou for the admin who has accepted me to be content writter here, I hope my articles can be useful.
Ok, lets just go to the topic, in this first article I want to share a complete tutorial on the setting of the UBNT Access Point, Unifi AP series (AP, AP-LR, AP-AC, AP-AC-LR). For those of you who don’t know what Unifi AP is, you can read first on the UBNT official website here. Unifi AP is Ubiquiti’s indoor wireless (WiFi) transmitter. Its function? Just like any other access point, WiFi signal distribution for client devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices. Then if it’s the same, what are the advantages? Well, we will discuss some of the advantages of this AP Unifi on this article.
Actually Unifi AP is made in several types/versions, with their respective advantages. For example, AP LR (Long Range), as the name implies, offers a further distance of wifi, automatically extending the coverage area. There is also an AC AP, which has a higher speed rather than any other radios. It also support for dual bands (2.4 and 5 Ghz) with 2 radios that automatically increase user capacity. Unifi Mesh support interconnection between other Unifi Mesh, so each AP device can have more than one uplink. And many other types. But overall, the standard Unifi AP (AP LR, AP AC, AP AC PRO, AP AC LR) already has almost all the features needed. And for user capacity, all Unifi APs have been provided with quite a lot of user capacity, 20 to 30, or maybe more.
Here, we will only discuss about Unifi AP (LR) and AP AC (LR, Lite, PRO), which is commonly used world wide. Other reason is, i haven’t test the other versions before. Before we start, lets prepare all the required things first:
UBNT Unifi AP Setting – Requirements
- Unifi AP + PoE Adapter
- UTP cable, Min Cat5
- RJ45 Connectors and Crimping Tools (Pliers) Min Cat5
- Computer/Laptop (lets assume we uses Windows as an operating system, because I have never setup an Unifi Controller on an operating system other than Windows)
- Internet Gateway (modem or router)