EdgeRouter - How to Access the EdgeRouter


Overview


Readers will learn how to access the EdgeRouter's management interface using different operating systems and tools.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS: Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices and products used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Establishing Initial Connectivity
  2. Accessing the EdgeRouter using the Discovery Tool
  3. Accessing the EdgeRouter on Windows
  4. Accessing the EdgeRouter on macOS
  5. Related Articles

Establishing Initial Connectivity


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In the factory default state, the EdgeRouter is accessible on the 192.168.1.1 IP address on the eth0 interface. Refer to the sections below for more information on how access the EdgeRouter using either the Web UI, CLI or Console connection on different operating systems.

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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).

NOTE: There is more information on configuring static IP addresses on your computer in the Beginners Guide to EdgeRouter article.

ubiquiti_logo.png  Accessing the EdgeRouter using the Discovery Tool


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The Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool automatically discovers nearby EdgeRouters (and other Ubiquiti products) on the local network. The tool allows you to conveniently open the Web UI of the EdgeRouter and also provides recovery features such as the Rescue Web UI and SSH Recovery service.

NOTE: The Rescue Web UI and SSH Recovery services are supported starting from the v1.10.0 EdgeOS firmware release. 

1. Download the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool from the official Download section.

2. Wait for the tool to finish discovering your devices.

3. Double click on the discovered EdgeRouter to see the device details and open the Web UI in a separate browser session.

NOTE: There is more information on using the Rescue Web UI and SSH Recovery features in our How to Use SSH Recovery article.

windows.png  Accessing the EdgeRouter on Windows


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There are three options to access the EdgeRouter from a Windows computer:

  • Use the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool in the section above to automatically open a session to the Web UI.
  • Access the Web UI manually by navigating to https://192.168.1.1 in your favorite browser.
  • Access the EdgeRouter's Command Line Interface (CLI) using either SSH or the Console port.

In this example, we are using PuTTY as the SSH client:

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NOTE: There is more information about connecting to the EdgeRouter Console port in the How to Connect to Serial Console article.

macos.png  Accessing the EdgeRouter on macOS


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There are three options to access the EdgeRouter from a macOS computer:

  • Use the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool in the section above to automatically open a session to the Web UI.
  • Access the Web UI manually by navigating to https://192.168.1.1 in your favorite browser.
  • Access the EdgeRouter's Command Line Interface (CLI) using either SSH or the Console port.

In this example, we are using the macOS Terminal as the SSH/Serial client. For SSH access, run the command below:

ssh username@192.168.1.1
NOTE: There is more information about connecting to the EdgeRouter Console port in the How to Connect to Serial Console article.

Related Articles


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EdgeRouter - How to Use SSH Recovery

EdgeRouter - How to Find Device MAC Address

EdgeRouter - Beginners Guide to EdgeRouter

EdgeRouter - Ubiquiti Device Discovery


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