Readers will learn how to connect to and setup an EdgeRouter for the first time. There are many different environments where specific adjustments may need to be made. This article demonstrates a common setup scenario, but it is not necessary applicable in every network environment.
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Establishing Initial Connectivity
Follow the steps below to access the device via HTTPS using a web browser. Accessing the device requires you to configure a static IP address on the client machine (workstation). There are two examples below on how to do this on a Windows and macOS client.
Connecting an Ethernet cable between the EdgeRouter and a workstation that is configured with a static IP address.
1. Connect an Ethernet cable from a computer to the eth0 interface on the EdgeRouter.
2. Configure a static IP address on your computer in the 192.168.1.0/24 range (for example 192.168.1.11).
ATTENTION: If a wireless adapter is enabled and connected to another network it could conflict with the connection to the EdgeRouter. Disable the wireless adapter if necessary.
3. Open a Web Browser and enter https://192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
4. Log into the router using the default credentials.
5. Verify if the device is running the latest firmware from our Downloads page. Make sure to upgrade it before continuing on to the next section.
NOTE: There is more information about how to upgrade the EdgeRouter in the How to Upgrade the EdgeOS Firmware article.
Running the Basic Setup Wizard
The Basic Setup wizard which will accomplish all the necessary tasks to allow your router to connect to the Internet, including enabling the default firewall, setting up a Local Area Network and adding a DHCP Server. Each item is explained in more detail below.
NOTE: The current configuration will be replaced and a reboot is required when running the setup wizard.
1. Navigate to the Wizards tab and run the wizard.
Wizards > Basic Setup
2. Choose the interface that will connect to the ISP define the other router settings.
The available internet connection types are:
DHCPThe most common scenario. Use this option if your ISP is distributing IP addresses via DHCP.
Static IPUse this option if your ISP provided you with a static public IP address.
PPPoEUse this option if your ISP authenticates your internet connection using PPPoE.
NOTE: It is recommended to configure the ISP supplied modem/router in bridge mode. This setting will forward the public IP from the ISP modem/router to the EdgeRouter.
The other available options are:
VLANIt is becoming more common for ISPs to provide FTTH (Fiber to the Home) and require that the Internet be distributed using a VLAN to separate Internet from IPTV and Voice services. Use this option to tag the Internet connection with a VLAN ID.
FirewallEnabled by default. See the How to Create a WAN Firewall Rule article for more information on the default firewall policies.
DHCPv6If your ISP supports IPv6 using DHCPv6-PD, you will need to assign the supplied Prefix length given from the ISP, enable the default IPv6 firewall, and define the LAN interfaces that will need IPv6 connectivity.
LAN IP AddressSet to 192.168.1.1/24 by default. Change if necessary.
DHCP ServerEnabled by default.
UsernameSet to ubnt by default. We strongly recommend that you configure your own user account with a strong password.
3. Apply the changes and reboot the router when prompted.
4. Unplug and reconnect the interfaces so that eth0 is connected to the ISP and the other port(s) are connected to your LAN.
ATTENTION: The computer's Ethernet connection can be changed back to DHCP if the DHCP server was enabled in the wizard.