Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE Wi-Fi Access Point Setup (using Controller)


Hello in this video I’m going to talk about setting up Unifi It’s the AP AC Lite access point so In a previous video I set up the controller software So if you aren’t familiar a lot of times when you buy say like an Asus router it’ll have a web interface to configure the router the Ubiquity Unifi products don’t have like web interfaces on the actual hardware you use a UniFi controller to Configure all those pieces once you have it configured you can shut down the UniFi controller But for certain features, you may need to leave the UniFi controller up. So and if you have used Apple’s You know Airport Access points you had to use like external software to configure those It’s kind of similar to that not exactly the same But one thing you can do is you can go to the Ubiquiti website. You can download the controller Here you can download it for Mac or Windows or Debian.

I chose to install it on my Synology disc station and In a Docker Which is like a virtual machine thing and it will I can just leave it running there So I’ve made another video with how I did this. I used the instructions.

I found online on this website and You know, there are may be other instructions on how to do this. Just just what I did I made the other video just so you have a reference to how I’m starting out. So I left that video off at this page I Installed the UniFi controller and I access the web interface So the first thing you may see here is it says the browser is not supported. So what I’ll do is I’ll just copy this URL and it does work in Safari But I’ll go over to Chrome Which is supported so I’ll open up Chrome here Let’s see, this is my first time opening Chrome on this user account. I’ll paste in the URL And it will say the connection is not private I’ll hit advanced and proceed to the site this is because it’s a The certificate is not a signed certificate Okay, so let me see I’ll make this full screen Okay, so it’s gonna ask for my country ask for my timezone.

It’s gonna say I do want to enable auto Backup, and this is all correct it knew my timezone for some reason, but you can change those if you need to and I’ll hit next and I’ve plugged in the UniFi AC AP Lite Access point so it has an IP address using DHCP. So I want to select that saying I want to configure it. So I’ll do that and I’ll hit next and Then it says configure Wi-Fi. This is you may skip this step if you’re not setting up any access points Well, that’s what I am doing. So I’ll call this Saucer is it kind of look like a flying saucer and then I’ll change it set the security key I’ll change it to saucer pass and I’ll be changing this later.

This is just for the video tutorial So so as optionally you may create an open wireless network for your guest so you could click this and do a guest SSID I’m not going to be doing that right now. I’m just doing a basic setup So this video is kind of tailored for people that bought one of these access points and they want to You know extend their wireless network and they may not have all the Ubiquiti stuff yet. This might be their first equipment so then I’ll hit next here and It wants me to type an admin name. So I will Type my name once an admin email address, so I’ll Type an email address here and then it wants a password. I’ll fill this out and I’m going to swap this Before so, I don’t let me untie my password on the screen so Okay, so it has this device authentication and it says the device password must be different from super admin password For security reasons, so this will have this password here So we can copy this And I’ll put that in let’s see I’ll just put it in a note file for right now, okay Close this out.

Okay, and I have my username password. So now hit next Now it’s going to say, please review the settings once finished you’ll be redirected to the management interface so The country says United States timezone is America Chicago secure SSID a saucer No guest ID admin name is Rick device. Admin name is admin and I’ll hit finish here and now it’s Asking me to enter my ubnt.com account So this is if you have an account on Ubiquiti’s website, which I do not so I’ll hit.

Skip And this is going to take me to the dashboard so Right now you’ll see I have one access point which is what we just configured here If I click on that it will bring this up.

It says it’s provisioning it. So this is it’s not ready yet It now it says connected So if we click on this it’ll bring up the properties over here on the right side I Think we can click this double arrow to make it go away If you hit locate here it will I think flash the light on top of it So if you have like 20 of these things you want to know which one you’re accessing you can use that feature Or you can hit restart here Let’s go back Like we hit this button up here we can get back into the properties so this has all sorts of information about The access point You know the frequencies the memory usage things like that if you want to configure it, you can click over here on configure and when give it an alias you can say Turn the LED light off You know if this was in a bedroom or something you might want to do that You can change the radios things like that.

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So the configuration is over On this tab, so this actually took me a second to figure out because it was on details and you know You can’t change anything here So you have to click over on config then has tools here this RF environment You can scan from frequencies and stats so let me Connect to this Access point I’m going to connect on my iPad and won’t you won’t see this here But I’m gonna go into my settings and go to my Wi-Fi on my iPad I’m gonna pick saucer and I’m going to type in my password which was saucer pass so Okay, so I’ve connected up my IPad you’ll see here now clients been updated to one if we look at clients here, we’ll see it has my iPad on here and Has information about the iPad IP address All sorts of stuff, of course, I just got on so it’s not gonna show very much but and I think let’s see.

What can we do here we can This okay with a block this iPad. We can reconnect it.

You can undock the property panel, or we can close it So I’ll close this So so that’s kind of the basic of setting up the access point We can there’s other things on here there’s a statistics Which will show statistics on your devices? There’s a map feature where you can I guess draw a map and put your access points on there This shows the devices itself The clients shows everyone connected to the devices insight shows like other Wi-Fi access points in your area If we go down to the bottom, there’s a like release notes there’s a Events alerts live chat support and then settings.

So settings is somewhere you may want to go You can You know set all these features here Some reasons this is a interface is acting a little odd see if I can get that to go away. There we go You can set up like automatic upgrades I mean there there’s a lot of features on here, you know change your password admin password So if we click on like wireless networks here it’ll show the wireless network.

We have set up if I hit edit here Let’s see.

We can change the security on it Advanced Options Look see it says we can block lan to LAN multicast and broadcast data. We can set up a VLAN enable fast roaming Hide the SSID things like that so But I’m not going to go over all this my main thing in this video is just to go through the basics of setting this Up, so if you were to buy one of these access points, you know, the first thing you need to do is Install a UniFi controller.

So I installed it on my NAS device. You could install this on a Mac a PC or Linux a machine You don’t have to have the controller on Once you configure it, but for certain features like if you have this guest policy It says apply guest polities captive portal I think if you have all that set up you have to have the controller Set up to do that. So But it was, you know, pretty basic really to get this access point set up Once you give it a an SSID and a password It configures itself and then you can connect to it and you’re on line as long as you’re you know network is on line So this is a pretty good option to add Wi-Fi to an existing network or to extend Wi-Fi to an existing network, so If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments if you liked this video, please click like as I said before I’ll put links in the description to some playlists on this stuff My Synology playlists and my Ubiquiti playlists and I’ll put a link to the products.

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