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  # 1659732 28-Oct-2016 13:10
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davidcole:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

davidcole:

 

I've just bought a single UAP-AC-Lite that I'm waiting to be delivered, and thinking about jumping on your server (if you please).  The backups, these are backups of the APs? 

 

 

Sure - I'll provision you now and give you a login.

 

 

Cheers.  I'm sure I'll have some questions.  I want 2 ssids, one for my house and one for guests, but if possible without being too painful, I want the guests to have no access to my local network, but the apple tv and maybe chromecast.  Anyway, once up and running I'll post a thread about that.

 

 

Really easy to do - just enable guest access and block access to your subnet in the controller.





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  # 1659795 28-Oct-2016 13:51
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michaelmurfy:

 

davidcole:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

davidcole:

 

I've just bought a single UAP-AC-Lite that I'm waiting to be delivered, and thinking about jumping on your server (if you please).  The backups, these are backups of the APs? 

 

 

Sure - I'll provision you now and give you a login.

 

 

Cheers.  I'm sure I'll have some questions.  I want 2 ssids, one for my house and one for guests, but if possible without being too painful, I want the guests to have no access to my local network, but the apple tv and maybe chromecast.  Anyway, once up and running I'll post a thread about that.

 

 

Really easy to do - just enable guest access and block access to your subnet in the controller.

 

 

 

 

Yup and you'll want to set a static IP on the Apple TV and Chromecast and then you can allow guest access to those specific IPs only.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1665643 8-Nov-2016 12:18
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@michaelmurfy Your very generous hosting services have popped up in my searches, and seeing as i've got a Unifi home network upgrade on the way I thought it worth asking a slightly (possibly) silly question...

 

I understand I need to use a local machine to setup the hardware, and don't need this hardware to even be on continuously, but is your cloud hosting service acting as an alternative to having this machine on all the time to manage the network? Or does it provide some other form of management over and above the locally hosted software?

 

 


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  # 1665644 8-Nov-2016 12:21
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Disrespective:

 

@michaelmurfy Your very generous hosting services have popped up in my searches, and seeing as i've got a Unifi home network upgrade on the way I thought it worth asking a slightly (possibly) silly question...

 

I understand I need to use a local machine to setup the hardware, and don't need this hardware to even be on continuously, but is your cloud hosting service acting as an alternative to having this machine on all the time to manage the network? Or does it provide some other form of management over and above the locally hosted software?

 

 

 

 

The hosted instance removes the need for a local server. Will also mean you avoid any of the issues related with controllers popping up on different IP addresses as it is always in the same place.




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  # 1665799 8-Nov-2016 15:33
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@Disrespective You don't even need a local machine to set them up - just SSH or use the discovery tool and setinform them to the cloud controller - from here, set up your networks and you're away.

 

Feel free to flick me a DM with your email address included and I'll set this up for you.







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  # 1687477 14-Dec-2016 03:09
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I've done a general cleanup of the controller tonight by removing sites that have not logged in or had any devices added in the last 60 days. This is a general reminder for those who want to adopt their devices to the controller to do so before you're pruned. If you've got an account that has been disabled because of this then PM me and I can re-add you (however again, if your account remains unused with no devices I'll just prune it again). I'm always available over DM if you need assistance with adopting your devices or if you trust me enough I may be nice enough to offer free assistance via Anydesk or Teamviewer.

 

Furthermore I've upgraded the server to the latest version of the UniFi software (v5.3.8) and all devices adopted to the controller have been successfully updated. All ports apart from port 443 (WebUI via the NGINX reverse proxy) are closed off to NZ IP addresses only as from tonight. I've enabled port 8443 to NZ only with the same Letsencrypt SSL certificate so you're able to login direct from a NZ IP. I've verified that all adopted devices have successfully connected back after this change.





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  # 1687510 14-Dec-2016 08:50
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Thanks Michael, really appreciate your assistance late last night getting my AP set up.  Will be doing some tinkering/testing over the next few days.  One quick question though - if I physically disconnect the AP (i.e. to move it to a different location) do I have to re-adopt it or will the controller remember and re-activate it?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1687714 14-Dec-2016 13:59
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Just FYI Ubiquiti are launching their own cloud controller offering which is scheduled for early 2017. This isn't going to be free however.

 

 




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  # 1687720 14-Dec-2016 14:07
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@Lizard1977 as long as it is moved within NZ only then nothing is needed from you to re-adopt it, it'll magically reconnect.

@sbiddle I'd still prefer to host it myself only since you have better control of who has your data.




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  # 1687752 14-Dec-2016 15:17
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@michaelmurfy Will you write a guide on how to create and install the letsencrypt cert on the unifi controller? :)




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  # 1687774 14-Dec-2016 15:59
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CYaBro:

 

@michaelmurfy Will you write a guide on how to create and install the letsencrypt cert on the unifi controller? :)

 

 

Sure. I did it at around 2am but essentially what happens is I have the certbot script that runs to updates the NGINX SSL certificate which invokes another script to put that same certificate into the Java cert store and restarts the UniFi controller. It was a script I found on Github Gist but was quite easy to get up and running.





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  # 1696042 29-Dec-2016 08:51
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Hi michaelmurfy,

 

thx for setting me up on your cloud controller.

 

just to get things up and running I used the android app - and it seemed to work well.

 

I can see the cloud controller would let me:

 

1. setup a guest network

 

2. setup a captive portal

 

3. remotely manage

 

4. some cool reports

 

I have an edgerouter which lets me do things like block devices etc so don't need to do that at the ap level.

 

Also includes traffic reporting (if I turn it on).

 

What other benefits are there - or is it overkill for me?


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  # 1696078 29-Dec-2016 10:15
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I think you will find traffic reports are only if you have ever the Ubiquiti USG. But I think your edgerouter has that same layer 7 dpi functionality built in.

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I have just jumped on board, thanks to @michaelmurfy

 

I've purchased a Unifi Security Gateway and a LR Unifi Access Point.. will add to the network as needed.   Retiring the Linksys E3000 which was performing poorly.

 

Have enabled the new failover feature to use failover between a UFB (BigPipe) and a Cable connection.

 

(Was away on holiday and had loss of service, which was a PITA as this took my LPFM station off the internet for a few days until manual intervention and a power-cycle resolved.  Hopefully this will now be a thing of the past!) :-)

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Grant

 

 

 

 





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  # 1699891 7-Jan-2017 15:23
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I've successfully completed a roll-out of the latest Ubiquiti UniFi software (5.3.11) - all devices were successfully updated last night. If your device for some reason isn't working give it a reboot and she'll be alright.





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