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Last Modified: We have an old server running unifi 2. Installed 4. So I thought I'd get a mid version - 3. But can't see where to get old versions of unifi controller. Start Free Trial. View Solution Only. Commented: Ubiquity tend to remove previous versions of firmware and software quite quickly. They want everyone to run on latest and greatest. If you are interested I can have look at what version we have. And then upload it for you to download?
Author Commented: Trying to know what version s i need to upgrade in steps from 2. But anything you have, I'll take :. This one is on us! Can you import the backup? It asked if I wanted to upgrade the existing install of 2 to 3. I said yes. Then on the old machine I installed 4. Put that file on a thumb drive, and restored to the new machine's 4.
That worked, but the access points say adoption failed. I have to read up what I have to do if you change the PC you are using for management.Currently i run version 4. X version to be able to Adopt new APs as their base Firmware version is 3. I've backed up the settings for the UniFi Controller but in order to upgrade the software do i just simply install the new version and log in and do I have to import all the settings from the backup?
Also while i am upgrading the Controller would the Ubiquiti APs kick everyone off or go offline, i'd assume this is something best done after hours. It's pretty seamless to be honest with you. Even jumping two or three update versions. Just click update and it will do the rest. Depending on what hardware it's on, don't panic when it reboots.
We had all kinds of fun upgrading the controller from 2. X because of some MongoDB related problems that had to be resolved first, so we're not really eager to upgrade. I hope that is not an issue in making the jump from 3. I feel like 3. X is working really well for us managing about 25 APs across several sites. I will say version 4. X of the controller isn't bad but takes a little adjustment to get used to using.
We had a new site whose IT is primarily outsourced get connected back to ours on site-to-site VPN recently, but we chose to deploy a separate controller for that site on 4. X so the MSP could manage it. I walked a guy who had never used Ubiquiti before through the install and setup in 15 minutes. He had 2 APs provisioned with clients connected and has not had an issue since that time. As long as you have plenty of free disk space on your server you should have no issue upgrading.
Take a backup of your settings just in case like you would with any other system and you can install the update overtop of the existing installation. It really is as simple as that. If you only have APs you get some bug and stability fixes and a pretty new interface out of the update.
I recommend you update, because if you don't you may have issues going from 3 to 5 whenever 5 happens. It's always best to stay up to date unless you have a reason not to. I recently upgraded my controller software. It was quick and painless.There is no right or wrong answer to these questions as m uch of it comes down to the specific s of the job. If you a re installing UniFi equipment for your end users then a cloud based solution is a great answer. Y ou can manage multiple sites for multiple customers all in one place.
Some distributors and resellers even offer their own cloud- hosted options, but these carry an annual cost as well as admin fees.
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I t is n o t as hard to host your own Controller as you might think, and you can get t he software for free from the Ubiquiti website. If you are a home or small office user then you may want to opt for a local solution.
This could be installed on a PC on site or hosted on a Cloud Key more on these later. The blog post will cover a few typical use cases for the UniFi Controller as well as our recommended solutions. Although the UniFi range is aimed at the enterprise market, their compact and minimalistic design means they do not look out of place in the home. Typically we would suggest either running the software once on a local machine such as your latop or PC to get everything running then simply close the software.
You can do the same with the phone App and set them up in standalone mode.
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If you want to keep your access points up-to-date and use the guest features at home, then this is where the Cloud Key comes in. For SMEs you most likely already have the infrastructure in place which you could use to run the controller software on.
You can download the software here for free. There are no licencing fees or support costs with Ubiquiti software. This will allow you to control and manage your own network, giving you plenty of flexibility. If you do not have the on-site facilities to accommodate this solution then renting space on a cloud service such as AWS is a good alternative.
A Cloud Key could also be used with the option of upgrading to a Gen 2 model should you need to manage a larger number of UniFi devices. If you regularly install Unifi solutions for end users, you could use any of the aforementioned solutions; a popular choice is one Cloud Key per customer per site.
However, w e would strongly reocmmend us ing a single, centrally manage d, Controller instance. This way y ou can remotely adopt Unifi devices to your Controller via SSH or by using the Discovery Tool, you can find details on the process here. This would enable you to allocate each physical install to a separate S ite within the C onroller softwarethereby keeping management and user data seperate between installations. If your customer would like to manage their own network, you can create a n admin account that only allows access to their specific S ite.
H opefully, this information will help you decide the most efficient solution for your installation. Tags cloud controller cloud hosted controller cloud or hardware cloud service cloudkey controller service manage controller remote adoption ubiquiti unifi controller ubnt controller ubnt home ubnt SME uc-ck ui controller unifi cloud unifi elite unifi SME using controller software what controller. I am in the business of providing widespread outdoor wireless video surveillance camera networks in the US that are custom designed for P2P connections back to as centralized NVR.
We want to explore utilizing wireless mesh to connect our wireless cameras to the centralized NVR location in a county, city or a large property. My question is, do you have experience with outdoor video carriage over Ubiquiti wireless mesh technology? And, either way, would you be able to assist us with this research project? Your email address will not be published. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
Updating Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi
This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.We installed the Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Piso updating might be a little different then you are used to on a Windows machine. This guide will help you getting through the few steps to update every part of you Unifi Network. This is really simple, just log in to your controller, click on More Options the 3 dots, right in the top bar and click on About.
If we take a look at the Ubiquiti Download page, we see that the latest version is 5. Before you update any device, always make sure you have a backup of the configuration. There are many reasons why things can break and create a backup is just a few clicks. Go to the settings page in the Unifi Controller lower-left cornerselect Backup, and download the last backup in the list.
In case the upgrade goes wrong, we can re-install the Unifi Controller and simply load the configuration back into the controller. Saving us a lot of time figuring out all the optimized settings that we made before.
We are logged in to the Pi and with a single command, we can now update the Unifi Controller and the rest of the software on the Raspberry Pi. All the package that needs to be updated will be processed and updated.
You will receive a notice with the question if you have a backup of the Unifi Configuration. Click Yes, because we did that a few steps ago. During the installation of the update the Pi will reboot.
A blue screen with a grey dialog box will appear, asking if you have make a backup file. Click yes, we did that in step 1, and the installation will continue. With Linux the change you run into an error during an installation or update is pretty high. Below I have listed some of the error I ran into during the update of the Unifi Controller. If we are performing an update to the next major version, for example, from 5. But we can run the following two commands to fix this:.
The fix for this is in the message, just run the command to correct the problem. The above error happened on me last time I updated to the new Unifi Controller version. If you get this error, then one of the packages is broken, the line above the error will tell you which package is causing the error. So there are a few ways to fix the error, what worked for me was to reconfigure the package database. It got probably corrupted while installing a package. Reconfiguring solves this issue most of the time:.
If you get a blank screen after updating to 5. Rasbian is shipped with an older version of Java, and for 5. You can follow this guide to update your Java version. After you updated the controller, you can also update the Unifi devices. After you log back into the controller you probably will see a notice that there is a new firmware version available.
Just go to the Devices page and hit the upgrade button on the right side of each device.Centralized configuration, backups and firmware upgrades. Performance charts with real-time graphs. Device discovery. Antenna alignment. Configuration backup and sharing. Offline firmware upgrades. Capacity and signal level calculations based on geographic coordinates. No need for client-side plug-ins — an intuitive and quick interface features a responsive design for mobile use.
Device Analyzer WiFiman scans the whole network subnet and shows you all of the available devices. Network Speed Test You can test the speed of your internet connection. Intuitive and robust configuration. Control and monitoring. Local and cloud access. Seamlessly adopt UniFi devices on offsite controllers. Easily access local and cloud controllers.
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Device discovery Antenna alignment Configuration backup and sharing Offline firmware upgrades. WiFiman is ideal for analyzing nearby Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth LE devices, device discovery, and network speed tests.
Intuitive and robust configuration Control and monitoring Local and cloud access Try Online. Scalable, plug-and-play network camera system. View your live video and recordings anywhere with free cloud access and mobile applications. Highly Scalable Add 20 cameras to your system to cover every angle Performance Powerful optics, high power night vision, and sharp, full HD video streaming No Monthly Fees Free cloud access for streaming and viewing your recordings Control your data Your video is stored on your own secure hardware, not a cloud server Learn More.This last one is not a true separate product family: it will have a mixture of other lines.
They are displayed in a separate table because they are intended for specific cases and not really comparable to the regular, general-use APs. At the end of the article the UniFi Dream Machine is also listed because one of its features is to provide internet connectivity, but it is not strictly an access point.
Back to Top. The UniFi Finally, take advantage of the unlimited scalability: build wireless networks as big or small as needed. The UniFi AC AP family is comprised of the three access points shown in the table below as well as the specialty in-wall models and mesh models. The UniFi AP SHD was released for high-density scenarios where data security must be monitored constantly, like banks and hospitals for example.
The nanoHD joined this line to provide a smaller footprint solution with the same high-density goal in mind. When you use the 2. When using the 5 GHz band, the option is available to deploy smaller cells coverage areasso you can support more clients in an area that requires the deployment of more than one AP. With flexible mounting options, the Flex HD can be deployed on tabletops, walls, poles, and ceilings. Just plug it into a wall outlet, the UniFi Network Controller discovers it automatically, adopt it and you're done.
UniFi HD Datasheet. This is Ubiquiti's latest product line and what the future looks like. The specialty models shown below are devices that perform a very specific function not usually found in other products.
The In-Wall access points are the perfect size to replace an ethernet wall jack, blending in seamlessly with offices or hotel rooms, perfect for new installations or for upgrades of existing ones. With its functional ports, it is not only an access point but can serve as a gigabit switch and a PoE power passthrough. The Mesh line with a multi-hop uplink technology allows for an expanded network wirelessly perfect for large outdoor installations with little infrastructure. The UAP-AC-M is particularly useful for quick and easy temporary setups with its different mounting options, and small and sleek shape.
It works with an intuitive mobile app or can be configured as a SIP endpoint for phone systems. For those environments where public address capabilities are needed, the AC-EDU joins two not-so-attractive devices into one sleek addition to your campus. AC Mesh Datasheet.
Take a look at the Datasheet to see all specifications and how each of these four capabilities are performed on the UDM. UniFi - Switch Model Comparison. To see any device's full characteristics list, please use the Specifications section of its Datasheet. Find the right ones by selecting the product line on the top bar, and filtering down to the specific product using the left hand menu.
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