Ubiquiti Unifi

Hello, I recently purchased a few Unifi AP units that I wanted to deploy at my house. I have connected the unit to my network with the POE adapter to test configuring one unit. I installed the software from: downloads.ubnt.com/unifi and have run the Ubiquiti UniFi - Discovery Utility per the instructions. It just sits there on the page "Discovering UniFI access points..." The AP never shows up. I have even tried swapping the unit.

Any hints?

After this step, I am trying to figure out how to configure it for Ubiquiti cloud management so if I like the solution, I can begin deploying out to several customer sites.
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Have u disabled the firewall on the pc before running discover? I've seen that causing this issue before. Especially if its a 3rd party product...

Do you have a DHCP-server running? This is a requirement for the automatic discovery to work.

The Discovery Utililty does not have an DHCP server in it as far as I know.

The default IP address of the access-points is normally, maybe it is colliding with something else on your network?

Here is a lot of information on these devices: http://wiki.ubnt.com/UniFi_FAQ
Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
make sure you connect the poe adapter to your network before you plug it into the ap as it needs to see the network when it's starting up.
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tc6atimAuthor Commented:

I have it plugged into a DHCP network, I do see it pulls at IP from the router and I tested by pinging the device... Unplugging it and seeing that the new IP stops responding. The computer has no 3 party firewall and in addition... The Windows Firewall is disabled.

I have the POE adapter plugged into the network prior to plugging the AP in.
If you know the IP of the unit already then simplest way to get this moving is these steps...

1) Use Putty to SSH into the access point - http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
2) Login to the access point with username/password - ubnt/ubnt
3) At the prompt type - 'set-inform http://ip-of-controller:8080/inform'
4) On the controller webpage you'll see the access point show up in the Pending section - click on it and select Adopt
5) At the prompt again type - 'set-inform http://ip-of-controller:8080/inform' like previously

Now the controller should get the access point and you should be good to go...

I rarely use the discover tool due to the times it doesn't work...the above steps always work for me...

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tc6atimAuthor Commented:
Great, that got the AP to show up into the pending state!

Now for the second part of my question:

I want to be able to deploy the devices out to different "Sites" and control them from the ubnt cloud. Is there a website where I sign up for an account and get the proper url to send the "set-inform" command to?
Tanaza i think is one
I havent used them but they support Unifi stuff so might be worth a look...
Yes...just to add to my post last night(was late so didn't go into detail) I've not used Tanaza...we run a cloud controller using DigitalOcean -



So this costs very little per year and I can host multiple sites on it as well...just another way to get running
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