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Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

I just received my Bullet M2 HP and POE15 and my antenna from UPS and all I need now are instructions for setting it up.

Like any guy, I tried to just 'wing' it by connecting it all up and trying to access 192.168.1.20 but nothing happened.

Searching for help, I ran across this page, and, surprisingly, I didn't find the manual googling for "Ubuquity Bullet M2 HP owners manual". (That search actually brings me here!). :manhappy:

All I'm asking is a pointer to how to set up the radio given these details:

  • - My WISP providers incoming antenna is line-of-sight about 1,000 feet away
  • - My 19 dBi planar antenna (N-female) is aimed at the WISP antenna (wireless b signal)
  • - My Buller M2 HP (N-male) is connected directly to the antenna
  • - The other end (RJ45) is connected to 15 feet of outdoor cat5 cable
  • - The outdoor cat5 cable connects to the POE port of the UBI-POE-15-8
  • - The LAN port of the UBI-POE-15-8 connects to the eth0 port of the Linux laptop (for now ... later it will connect to the home router)



  • Both cat5 cables are known to be good (multiple cables tested).
  • POE LED lights up and connectors are tight
  • Bullet M2 HP lights bottom two rectangles
  • Bullet-M2-HP was left in whatever mode factory shipped it to me as


I'm having the most basic problem which is how to connect to the radio via the web interface.

When I bring my browser (Firefox 3.6.16) to 192.168.1.20, I get:
- Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.20.

Where do I go from here to find basic setup instructions?
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

I just received my Bullet M2 HP and POE15 and my antenna from UPS and all I need now are instructions for setting it up.

Like any guy, I tried to just 'wing' it by connecting it all up and trying to access 192.168.1.20 but nothing happened.

Searching for help, I ran across this page, and, surprisingly, I didn't find the manual googling for "Ubuquity Bullet M2 HP owners manual". (That search actually brings me here!). :manhappy:

All I'm asking is a pointer to how to set up the radio given these details:

  • - My WISP providers incoming antenna is line-of-sight about 1,000 feet away
  • - My 19 dBi planar antenna (N-female) is aimed at the WISP antenna (wireless b signal)
  • - My Buller M2 HP (N-male) is connected directly to the antenna
  • - The other end (RJ45) is connected to 15 feet of outdoor cat5 cable
  • - The outdoor cat5 cable connects to the POE port of the UBI-POE-15-8
  • - The LAN port of the UBI-POE-15-8 connects to the eth0 port of the Linux laptop (for now ... later it will connect to the home router)



  • Both cat5 cables are known to be good (multiple cables tested).
  • POE LED lights up and connectors are tight
  • Bullet M2 HP lights bottom two rectangles
  • Bullet-M2-HP was left in whatever mode factory shipped it to me as


I'm having the most basic problem which is how to connect to the radio via the web interface.

When I bring my browser (Firefox 3.6.16) to 192.168.1.20, I get:
- Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.20.

Where do I go from here to find basic setup instructions?

You need to set the computer to static IP range to log in the Bullet at 192.168.1.20 then log in with username = ubnt password =ubnt
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

You need to set the computer to static IP range


I appreciate the help but I don't understand the words (static range).

What does that mean to a laptop computer?

The laptop computer doesn't have an IP range (to my knowledge). It's a single Ubuntu Linux laptop. It just boots. Then it uses either the ethernet port (eth0) or the wireless card (wlan0) to 'connect' to the router. Right?

What 'static range' setting is needed on the laptop computer just to go to a web page?
I'm sorry - but I don't understand.

For example, I can easily connect by wire to my home router (WRT54G) simply by powering up that router, connecting the lan out RJ45 to the ethernet port on my laptop, and when I go to 192.168.0.1, I immediately get the Linksys login page.

That doesn't work with the Ubuntu router. Could you kindly elaborate on what has to be done to a laptop computer in order to connect by wire to a Ubiquity router?

log in the Bullet at 192.168.1.20 then log in with username = ubnt password =ubnt


This part comes AFTER I get the login prompt so I'm not there yet! :manhappy:
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

You need to configure your laptop to use a static ip range, if you are not familiar with linux please do it on a windows machine through the network connections.
Tell me if you have access to a windows machine and I will show you how to..
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)



Where do I go from here to find basic setup instructions?


www.ubnt.com/wiki/AirOS_5.3
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

Tell me if you have access to a windows machine and I will show you how to..


Thank you for helping me. I do very much appreciate your effort.

Yes. I have a Windows XP laptop also. I would LOVE the instructions as, for some reason, they forgot to ship setup instructions with the Ubiquity Rocket M2 HP radio! :mansad:
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

www.ubnt.com/wiki/AirOS_5.3


Hi,
I was already on that page.
Nowhere did I see what the steps are to connect for the first time to the Bullet M2 HP radio from the Linux (or Windows) laptop.

Here's what I am doing:
1. I test the setup (laptop & cable) with a Linksys WRT54G
- I power down the laptop & the router (in this case, the Linksys WRT54G)
- I connect the cat5 cable from one of the four router LAN ports to the laptop
- I power up the laptop (in this case, it's Linux)
- I bring up Firefox on the laptop & go to the router's home page (192.168.1.1)
- In the case of the Linksys WRT54G, that just works (and I can log in with a blank username and a password of "admin")

2. Now I try to connect to the Ubiquity Bullet M2 HP
- I power down the laptop & POE to the router (in this case, to the Ubiquity Bullet M2 HP)
- I connect the cat5 cable from the POE "POE" port to the Ubiquity Bullet M2 HP radio
- The Bullet M2 HP radio has two lights on
- I connect the cat5 cable from the POE "LAN" port to the laptop RJ45 connector
- I power up the laptop (in this case, it's Linux; but I have Win XP on another laptop)
- I bring up Firefox on the laptop & go to the router's home page (192.168.1.20)
- In the case of the Ubiquity Rocket M2 HP, it won't connect to the router (so I never even get a chance to log in as username ubnt and password ubnt)

I must be doing something wrong ... but what?
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

Thank you for helping me. I do very much appreciate your effort.

Yes. I have a Windows XP laptop also. I would LOVE the instructions as, for some reason, they forgot to ship setup instructions with the Ubiquity Rocket M2 HP radio! :mansad:


Sorry but manual is online, guess the device is inexpensive already, nosense adding cost with printing manuals.
Anyway read below:

Click the connection you want to configure, Basically your Local Area Connection, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.

3.


Do one of the following:


If the connection is a local area connection, on the General tab, under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

4.

Click Use the following IP address, and in IP address, type the IP address.

ip Address 192.168.1.25

Subnet 255.255.255.0

Gateway 192.168.1.1

Save settings

Power up device and plug the LAN of the POE to the laptop


and open webbrowser and point it to 192.168.1.20


Then login :
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

ip Address 192.168.1.25, Subnet 255.255.255.0, Gateway 192.168.1.1


You are so right! Thank you for the kind help!

The reason changing the IP address of the ethernet network card didn't dawn on me was because, for years, I've been logging into D-Link and Linksys routers and hotspots and other access points so I never needed to be on the same network as they were on (because I already was due to DHCP from them).

I guess the Ubiquity router is different (in that the DHCP is disabled, I guess, from the default settings).

So, as you said, once I set my IP address to be on the same subnet as the Ubiquity router, then the 192.168.1.20 worked as it's supposed to work! Whew!

So now, since my WISP performs MAC address filtering, the only task I have left is to figure out how to change the MAC address to the one the WISP has in their records, and I'll be finally back on the Internet with the antenna working again (the older router busted after 5 years outside).

I hope the instructions for changing the MAC address of the radio are here:
- AirOS 5.3
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Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

open webbrowser and point it to 192.168.1.20

Now I understand!
For the past five years (or so), I've been 'connecting' with my computer (Windows up until now) simply by going to the web address of the router (e.g., for Linksys, 192.168.0.1).
And that worked.
However, 'all' those cases, that's because, I now realize, the router I was connecting to was configured as a DHCP server. So 'it' was giving me an IP address on the same subnet as it was on.
However, I guess, in the case of the Bullet M2 HP, it's not (by default anyway) configured as a DHCP server. So, I am not on 'any' subnet when I try to connect to it (I guess).
By manually putting myself on that subnet that the router is on, 'then' I can log into it. Right?
I ended up doing that, which, on Linux, is so simple (now that I know it) as to be 'intuitive' (using that word only in the sense of hindsight).

$ ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.11

Once I put the ethernet card on the same subnet as the router, the connection worked.
Belatedly, I found the 'instructions' printed on the side of the box that the bullet arrived in!
Software Instructions:

  • Verify host machine is physically connected to Bullet device.
  • Configure host system for static IP on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
  • From a web browser access 192.168.1.20 (default Bullet IP address).
  • When login window appears enter "ubnt" in both the username and password fields.
  • For further operation instructions please visit the support site at 222.ubnt.com

    Ubiquiti 408-924-1153 9am to 5pm PST

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    Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

    Use the following IP address ...192.168.1.25

    I should report back, as a courtesy to all who helped me that I'm up and running.
    I now realize, albeit belatedly, that the Ubiquiti Bullet M2 HP radio is not configured, by default, as a DHCP server - so the 'only' way to connect is to be on the same class C subnet as it is on, namely 192.168.1.something (but not the special addresses 1.0, 1.255, and 1.20).
    Luckily, on Linux, the command to set the ethernet card IP address is simple (as root):
    $ ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.25
    My next problem, was 'how' to configure the BM2HP radio as a bridge with a cloned MAC address for WISP authentication.
    Unfortunately, after days of trying (and researching), I found out (much to my dismay) that the Bullet M2 HP does 'not' have a Mac cloning feature in Station/Bridge mode.
    Luckily, Ubiquiti technical support came to my rescue by providing the following procedure that allowed my Bullet M2 radio to be functional finally as a WISP receiver:

  • Plug a 15vdc or 24vdc POE power + data cat5 cable into the Bullet M2 HP
  • Hold the Bullet M2 HP "reset" button for about 15 seconds (until lights flash)
  • Connect the data cable of the POE to the RJ45 port of the laptop computer

    • Note: Tested on Firmware Version: XM.v5.3 Build Number: 7782

  • Set the IP address of the laptop computer's NIC to 192.168.1.10

    • Note, on Linux, as root, use: $ ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10

  • Open a web browser to http://192.168.1.20 (username=ubnt, password=ubnt)
  • Navigate to the Bullet M2 HP "Wireless" tab

    • Note: The link is titled the "rb411routerboard: - Setup Link"

  • On that tab, set the Bullet M2 HP "Wireless Mode" to "Station".
  • For "SSID", click "Select" & choose a WISP AP of at least -55dBm to -75dBm

    • Note: My WISP was -30dBm which was a great signal (100% CCQ)!
    • Note: I had to hit "Select", "Change", & "Apply", in sequence, to effect the change.

  • Navigate to the Bullet M2 HP "Network" tab

    • Note: The link is titled the "rb411routerboard: - Network Setup"

  • Set the Bullet M2 HP "Network Mode" to "Router"
  • Set the incoming "WLAN Network Settings" "WLAN IP Address" to "DHCP"
  • Click the "Change MAC Address" checkbox & set the MAC address to that which your WISP authenticates upon
  • In the outgoing "LAN Network Settings" section, set the "IP address" & "Netmask" to something like "192.168.10.20" & "255.255.255.0" respectively
  • Check the outgoing LAN "Enable NAT" checkbox
  • Check the outgoing LAN "Enable DHCP Server" checkbox
  • Set the outgoing LAN "Range Start" and "Range End" to something like "192.168.10.100" & "192.168.10.200" respectively
  • Hit "Change" and "Apply" in sequence to effect changes

    That sequence should get your single laptop PC on the Internet, with the radio MAC authenticated by your WISP. To complete your network, disconnect the cat5 cable from the RJ45 port of your laptop and connect it to the incoming "Internet" port of the home Linksys WRT54G router and configure that router as desired.
    Note the new address of your Bullet M2 HP will be, in this example, http://192.168.10.20 (and not http://192.168.1.20 as it was originally configured).
    Good luck!

  • I'm still confused about the implications of double NAT and double DHCP; but at least my WISP connection is now authorized and working well.
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    Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

    For the record, I recently had to change WISP providers because my old WISP switched from the 802.11b protocol to NV2 which necessitates Microtik equipment.
    My only choices were:

    • Buy the Microtik RB411 routerboard to be compatible with my WISP
    • Or switch to a WISP who allows Ubiquiti equipment

    Since I like Ubiquiti products, I called around and found a WISP who would allow me to use my own equipment.
    Now the Bullet M2 is set up in bridge mode, and it's all working fine.
    Here are some sample figures (the IP addresses are changed slightly):

    • Bullet M2:

      • Signal strength -65dbm (about 400 picowatts)
      • Transmit CCQ bounces between about 67% to 98%
      • TX/RX Rate: 11.0 Mbps / 11.0 Mbps
      • Network Mode: Bridge, Wireless Mode: Station
      • Bridge IP address: static, 10.0.67.7
      • Gateway IP: 10.0.67.1
      • Primary & secondary DNS IP: 192.168.200.1, 8.8.8.8
      • etc.

    • Linksys WRT54G

      • Internet Connection Type: Static IP
      • Internet IP Address: 10.0.67.8
      • Gateway: 10.0.67.1
      • Static DNS 1, 2, 3: 192.168.200.1, 8.8.8.8, 4.2.2.2
      • Local IP Address: 10.20.30.40
      • DHCP Server: enabled, starting IP address 10.20.30.41
      • etc.


    It's working just fine; but I need to switch the radio from bridge mode to router mode in the future to add NAT protection.
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    Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

    Radio > Network mode: Router
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    I was able to switch from Bridge mode to Router mode

    Radio > Network mode: Router

    Well, it turned out to be quite a lot of changes! :manhappy:
    But, I'm up and running in router mode with NAT now.
    It was very very very difficult to just keep the connection to the bullet (it kept dropping it time and time and time again); but once it was set up, it worked just fine (I think there is a bad bug either in the Bullet M2 or in Ubuntu which rears its ugly head when setting up the radio).
    Here are the relevant Bullet M2 settings:

    • WLAN Network Settings

      • Network Mode = Router
      • WLAN IP Address = Static = 10.0.67.7
      • Gateway IP = 10.0.67.1
      • Primary DNS = 192.168.200.1
      • Secondary DNS = 4.2.2.2

    • LAN Network Settings

      • IP Address = 192.168.100.1 <==this becomes the Bullet M2 login address
      • Enable NAT =
      • Range Start = 192.168.100.2
      • Range End = 192.168.100.4

    • Wireless Mode = Station

      • SSID = WISP_PROVIDER_SSID
      • Speeds = See screenshot below


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    Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

    Besides the connection to the Bullet taking hours upon hours to make (even with the right IP address and login/password), and after having to reset the Bullet M2 twice ... I also had to change the GATEWAY on the Linux laptop in order to TEST the connection with 'just' a laptop and the radio/antenna.
    Starting with an /etc/network/interfaces file of the form:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    I had to add the gateway line and then reboot:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    gateway 10.0.67.1
    After doing the above, I was able to connect the laptop for test purposes, by ethernet cable to the LAN port of the POE, to the radio to the Internet (wholly bypassing the home broadband router in the process).
    Note: For some strange reason, the connection to the Bullet M2 sometimes just doesn't work. You just have to keep trying, maybe a dozen or more times - and then, suddenly, the same commands start working. This must be a bug. It isn't helpful that Ubuntu constantly loses its IP assignment during this process, so you have to constantly run the commands:

    $ sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.21
    $ ifconfig
    (Which reports the IP address of the ethernet adatpter wlan0)
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    Re: Just received BULLET-M2-HP & POE15 in the mail (need setup instructions)

    Hi Rock,

    From what you posted in #11 you have the LAN port on the 192.168.100.1 network but you are then adding 192.168.1.21 to eth0 on you laptop, these are on two different IP subnets (if I assume they have network masks of 255.255.255.0)

    Try putting this into the terminal instead.

     sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.100.3 


    When you type
     sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.100.3 
    into the terminal you will loose this config each time the machine is restarted or the networking process is restarted, if you want to make the change permanent then add the config to the file /etc/network/interfaces file. You might find this link helpful.

    I hope this is helpful, if not then keep posting and I'm sure someone will be able to help.
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    Subnet masks or prefix CIDR notations (/24 etc) should be included when posting IP addresses

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