Ubiquiti Unifi Cloud Controller on Ubuntu Part1

Ubiquiti make great wireless access points and controllers for the enterprise. We have been looking to condense all our controllers in to a single controller for all of our clients. This makes management far easier, as well as providing additional revenue streams.

This is a step by step guide on how to configure your own cloud controller for unifi products on Ubuntu.

  1. Grab a vps from somewhere like AWS, Rackspace, our download the free VMWare ESXi and host it yourself
  2. Install Ubuntu
  3. Log in to Ubuntu and edit your source files and add (/etc/apt/sources.list)
    deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/precise precise ubiquiti
  4. Type apt-get update
  5. Type apt-get install unifi-beta
  6. Once this has finished installing, go to the web address @ https://hostname:8443
  7. You should see the following information. Fill it in, then login with your username and password
  8. Now you need to point your APs to your hostname and publish it externally. That’s a bit too hard to go in this article, but leave a comment if you get stuck here. Follow this Youtube link on how to configure your APs to an external address.
  9. In part two, I will show you how to connect the clients and create client groups.
  10. Your done. leave any comments below 🙂


Toshiba WT200 and Windows8 Wifi Drivers

Long time no see! I’ve been busy! (http://www.layer3.net.nz/category/blog/).

I’ve recently picked up a Toshiba WT200 as I wanted to install Windows8 Preview to show customers Microsofts Next Gen operating system. However, I had real issues getting drivers going on this device. Here are some simple instructions to save you a boat load of time.

Download and install the wifi driver from Toshiba’s Australia driver page. Download Atheros Wireless LAN Driver. This driver will install, but your wireless will not be active. This is how you fix it. After the driver has finished installing, do the following:

Update: I’ve added the drivers to a zip file for easy access. Click here to download and follow the instructions.

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%appdatalocaltemp and search the folder by date modified
  2. You will see a directoy that ends in 400a or something similar. Note the full path down
  3. Local device manager and you will see an unknown device called Network Controller
  4. Right click on this and select Update Driver
  5. Point the location to the folder you down under the appdata path and click next.
  6. Your driver should install

You can do this with a bunch of the drivers on the Toshiba website as the installer does not install them correctly.