[DIY] Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point Setup in a Home!


So this is the remodel it’s complete and this is the hole and the mount where the axis pointed, and if I go up this ladder here pool I actually punch down a key son Jack up here. So I can just connect the short cable to the access point and tuck it up in. There may not be the ideal place, but I didn’t want to really crimp a. I mean I just had an extra connected to be honest and I didn’t have any ends to crimp the direct ends of the cable. So I just couldn’t icky sound Jacqueline thread, the cable up through this hole here and then mount the access point and I’ll show you the access point here.

I have the access point and you see the short cable I was talking about tied sleeve is connected and throw it up through that little hole you see you saw so what I’m doing right now is I’m using tomato. I USB as firmware on the AC router that we have set up and I’m going to be resetting this and figuring it with the software that comes with the unit, the access point. So I’m going to go ahead and reset the access point itself pressing that button and then I’m going to be configuring, the access point, Wireless and channels and password whatnot, the software, and I will continue the video once it’s complete. So here is the access point mom making video. So here’s the access point.

As you can see, the light is blinking yellow, which means that the access point itself is actually not provisioned. So what we’re going to do is use software on a computer to and figure it. As you can see, I’m writing down information. I’M going to put the access point on channel 11 and then the Asus router here on channel 5 and I’m going to make it n only and then on the another note, this is the networking closet. As you can see, I’ve patched all the most of the ports and then here is the power over ethernet adapter right now.

It’S to connect it directly to the the access point for obvious reasons, but this is going to be then connected to the which port. Is it this one port number 10, which is actually the ceiling port in the living room? So here is the unify software. On my macbook, as you can see, it’s running actually in a browser, it’s its own web web server. So we go ahead next, because the access point is actually not provisioned.

It’S going to show up here it’s waiting to be configured. If you don’t see it here, disable your firewall on your computer, it might be blocking the web server or the communication ports that the software uses to communicate with the access point and also, if this doesn’t show up you’ll, see an error message or a suggestion to Connect the access point to the same layer or switch device, which is what I mentioned in the previous video once you configure. However, you don’t need to have it on the same switch. I believe either way to avoid problems with configuring. The access point you want it on the same wired network and it will even tell you here, but with this reset here you should be good.

I mean I can disconnect it just connect back this point and I’ll show that message again, but just trust me. It says you need to be on the same layer to switch or layer to harder device, I’m going to hit next and then come on up input, the SSID and then the security gate around to block that up. I do not want to name the test access. The admin name is admin arbitrary, really. Ok.

I figured that oops alright, so it’s going to confirm one confirm the configuration ha ha all right typing in my password. Alright, sorry, I’m getting it. So this is kind of just thing: you can upload or yeah save your house blueprints and you can just, I think, drag where the access point is so living room. I think here just arbitrarily alright. So then we hit the this.

This exceeds provisioning and it should eventually become fully provisioned after the configuration is saved so I’ll go ahead, get to the video once it’s time all right, continuing on it says connected now, and you can see there’s information regarding the access point itself. So what I’m gon na do actually is configure the specifics. I’M just going to look through here, because I also you don’t remember where some things are are alias. Don’T really when you set that channel I’m going to go ahead and set this 11 because I’m going to be running, multiple access points or the ACS router is going to be technically an access point as well, and I want to have the same SSID. So you need to separate the two access points by as many channels possible, so I’m going to go ahead and chop the channel 11 on the access point itself and then channel 5 on the on the AC, use, access, point, transit power and not believe this is Channel width, so if you’re in a high, highly congested area where there’s a lot of access points, so if you’re in an apartment, building our condo complex, there’s a lot of access points everywhere, you want to narrow the channel down.

I think, because it’s a little it’s a little, it allows you to get better reception, but I think a wider channel. I honestly don’t know the benefit, I’m not going to try to pretend I do, but if you’re not highly congested network, I believe you want to have a 20 channel with my Hertz channel width. So there’s less overlap. Ok! So right now it’s producing a doctor SSID.

I set to the software it’s automatic a holomap reconfigured do not want to do they forget so alright. So this is mainly what I want channel 11 make sure I apply it setting saved and then I think I don’t need to restart it, but why not restart alright? So this is kind of the enterprise aspect going over the enterprise features. You can have multiple access points associated with the network and use a single computer like this macbook to configure all whenever an access point is configured through the software or provisioned. It’S gon na automatically produce the SSID you configure and all the necessary settings, I’m not sure.

If it’s smart enough to change channels, it says Auto, I’m assuming software is capable of determining which access point is operating at what channel, and you know I adjust them accordingly, but just for the sake of demonstration, I’m going to force a explicit channel. So I don’t know if this is actually gon na come back up. Should I close it, it’s probably still rebooting all right. Let’S go back and see what the icons point is doing thing that we want to. I forgot a set is, and only all devices in our household are all and capable anyway, anything that isn’t is going to be hardwired in.

So I think I can save it here and then once the software sees a pop up again, that’s going to go ahead and push the settings to the access point. It still says disconnected, so I’m not sure there’s a way to refresh make sure it’s ok there. We go so those are fresh going on up here now. The access point is live again, so I’m just going to go ahead and verify the configuration provisioning. I guess it’s now that it sees the exit point just going to make sure the settings are all saved.

All right, so that’s done and I’m going to go ahead and go back to the Asus configuration running tomato USB again so go to the basic I’m going to go ahead and verify the settings here. So right now it’s operating on channel 11. I want to go to five because the access point is occupying 11 channel. I’M go ahead and say that you want to make sure the security is exactly the same on the access point and the router slash access point that you’re using so wpa2 personal with AES encryption and the share key is the same as well. So it literally has to be the same exact thing channel everything the same but the channel.

So once you hit say on there it should be reconfiguring itself, so that’s about it I’ll go ahead and test it. A little bit make sure I’m getting good reception throughout the house, but this is just kind of a basic overview on how to set up a multi access point network in your home. Alright, thanks for watching is installed. As you can see, the green light indicates that it’s active and has a gateway to connect to if it doesn’t have a gateway. It’S going to stay green, but it’s going to blink occasionally.

But if it’s a steady, green and it’s producing the widest network that you can figure it, you should be good to go. You know, zoom out or step down. You can see it’s a pretty clean installation kind of not obtrusive. You can turn off the light to to the software. If it’s a little too annoying there, you go.

That’S the enterprise access point by ubiquity installed in a home,

You May Also Like