Note: This guide is for airMAX radios, the steps to configure non-airMAX radios (Legacy) are different and not included in this article.
- These instructions assume that your radio is set to FACTORY DEFAULT values. Please restore to factory defaults before proceeding. This is critical, especially if you are troubleshooting a problem.
- With your Windows 7 PC or Mac computer configured to the 192.168.1.x subnet, connect it to the radio using an Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port is auto-sensing. You are not required to use a cross-over cable.
- Using a web browser, enter 192.168.1.20 as the "URL" to gain access to the radio's management console.
- Enter "ubnt" as the administration account and "ubnt" as the password.
Configuration Instructions (change ONLY the items shown, leaving others at default values):
A. Choose the |Network| tab
- Network Mode: Router
- WAN Network Settings > NAT: [X] Enable
- LAN Network Settings > DHCP Server> (*) Enabled
- Press [Change] button
DONE with initial configuration
B. In order to use this radio as your new Wi-Fi adapter, you must:
- Disable your devices internal Wi-Fi radio
- Set your computer to "Obtain IP Address Automatically"
- Plug the Ubiquiti radio into your device's Ethernet port
- Power-up your Ubiquiti radio, using Ubituiti ToughCable (shielded Ethernet cable) and the included Power over Ethernet (PoE) adapter. Note: Shielded Ethernet cable reduces the possibility of static electrical damage to the radio. It is particularly important when mounting in RV's and boats.
C. Attach (as a client) to an Access Point
- Log in to the radio's management console at 192.168.1.1
- Select the |Wireless| tab
- SSID: [Select...] and choose the AP that you wish to attach to
NOTE: Think of "Signal" as a temperature. The "more negative" the "colder" or "weaker" the signal. Choose the most appropriate AP, with the strongest signal level as shown in this column of the "Site Survey" widow. Additionally, a signal that is "warmer" than -45 is "too hot" and may cause poor performance.
NOTE2: Please note that support for WPA-TKIP/WPA2-TKIP and WEP was removed in 5.6.1. In order to connect to APs running older/insecure encryption, please downgrade to 5.5.11 (XM/Ti) or 5.5.10u2 (XW).
- If it is protected with a Preshared Key, you will be prompted to enter it (and do so)
- Press [Change]
- Press [Apply]
Within approximately 10 seconds, you will have a connection to your selected Access Point
- Close your browser (it is probable that its IP address has changed and you can no longer "Logout").
You are DONE.