Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi

Update/Release notes: *** Updated 4/25/2019 – Updated Step 18 to use OpenJDK-8 instead of Oracle’s Java 8. This is the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi.  In this guide, we will set up a hosted server using Vultr (I have confirmed that all of these steps work fine on Digital Ocean as well, but Vultr will be our example in this …

UniFi Controller Installation on Vultr

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- Vultr is a great hosting platform that is very similar to Digital Ocean.  I have heard a lot of really good reviews from folks who use Vultr for their production systems, so I …

Let’s Encrypt UniFi

How To Install a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on UniFi *** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- Let’s Encrypt allows you to have a FREE signed SSL certificate on your UniFi Controller without having to spend any money.  When done …

Secure UniFi Controller

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UniFi Video User Guide

UniFi Video User Guide

To log into UniFi Video, you will need the IP address (example: 192.168.1.100) or Fully Qualified Domain Name (aka FQDN, example:  cameras.companyname.com).   Open up Google Chrome and enter in the following: https://[IP or FQDN]:7443 For example, if your IP address is 192.168.1.100, you would use: https://192.168.1.100:7443 If your FQDN is cameras.companyname.com, you would use: https://cameras.companyname.com:7443 ***NOTE:  The IP address …

15 Minute Hosted UniFi Controller Setup

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- UniFi is a spectacular networking platform – typically, the controller is on the LAN, but it can really be hosted anywhere. This guide will show you how to set up a Digital Ocean …

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How to Create a Wireless Bridge

In this video, I unbox and configure a wireless bridge using a pair of Ubiquiti Nanostation loco M2’s.  These are great little devices for extending a network wireless-ly over long distances.

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Ubiquiti AP adoption

In this video, I discuss how to perform Ubiquiti AP adoption to an Amazon EC2-based Unifi Controller.