Rather than self-signed certs, web-exposed controllers should have the ability to grab and automatically maintain a Let's Encrypt cert as a one-click solution.
Really the one feature that I consider makes it a "managed" solution. Would love it if the controller could automatically pick channels and power strength. Preferable on a regular basis to adapt to any new sources of interference or if adding in a new AP.
There should be away to provide controller redundancy - currently if the controller goes off line (hardware crash, or service shuts down), the access points go into autonomous mode. This means guest networks end up either being locked out, or if access is granted there are no limitations (other than restricted networks, etc).
Please consider implementing the ability to have redundant controllers - a primary and secondary source. So that if the primary is offline, the AP contacts the secondary. Synchronization of the primary and secondary controller should be easy enough to arrange.
When changes are made in the UniFi GUI, the AP's immediatly applies changes, causing a reboot/reprovision, usually of multiple access points. Most of the time I find that I need to make multiple changes, which results in multiple reboots, most of the reboots could be avoided.
I propose that configuration changes not be applied immediately but rather that the UI offer an APPLY CHANGES button. Or even an option to apply changes in a rolling fashion or on a per-device basis, much like the existing "Upgrade" firmware option. This would enable a minimum of disruption when configuring, especially in places where an AP client is covered by more than one AP.
The statistics page needs more useful, granular data. Specifically, I'd like to see this page graph bandwidth statistics instead of transfer amounts. This would enable admins to gauge saturation of uplinks, etc. Transferred amount seems significantly less relevant than bandwidth utilization.
The addition of bandwidth usage by access point, and by user to the statistics graphs would also seem very important.
I believe this would be a huge asset to the the unifi controller. CloudTrax / OpenMesh implementation of this is an excellent example:
I have an UniFi AP powered Wifi running here (with multiple devices) which was controlled by a Unifi controller installed on a Windows Server. However, the later one's purpose is solely to run as a controller for the UAP devices as the rest of the functionality was replaced by a Synology NAS device (particularly the 1513+ model).
Coincidentally, one of my small-business clients is in the same spot - thinking about replacing the existing, orphan Wifi infrastructure and NAS system and I would suggest Unifi's without hesitation to them and also clearly the Synology ones, but unfortunately there's no convenient way to combine the two - run the controller on the NAS. As the Synology Operating System is actually Linux and the SMB models are mostly x86 ones, it shouldn't (and apparently isn't) be too hard to provide an official Ubiquiti package for it.
Cheers and thanks,
Show me the approximate physical location of all connected clients on the map when in range of at least 3 APs. Other vendors are doing this.
Cloudflare recently published their DNS resolver openly under 184.108.40.206:
For fully preventing plaintext DNS queries over the public internet, one would require a DNS resolver to support DNS-over-TLS or DNS-over-HTTPS. As such, it would be great if USG could support DNS-over-TLS: https://developers.cloudflare.com/220.127.116.11/dns-over-tls/
It would be nice if you could schedule upgrades of your access points with Unifi.
VLAN assignment from a radius server.
This is where an SSID is advertised which connects users to different vlan's based on the response to their authentication on the radius server.
This is a must have feature for many organisations.
This post describes it further http://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi/Radius-controlled-VLANs/m-p/273783#U273783
Edit by @UBNT-Brandon
There is an beta of this firmware available. I just posted it in the UniFi Wireless Beta section.
Sign up for Beta:
Gen1 hardware (UAP, UAP-LR, UAP-OD, UAP-OD5, PicoM2, UAP-Pro, UAP-OD+):
Gen2 hardware (UAP-AC-PRO, UAP-AC-LR, UAP-AC-LITE):
Hi guys, is there any chance Ubnt can make a function similar to Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management or Ruckus's Channelfly? This could help people with dedicated UniFi Controller to have better performance and allows the UAPs to optimize themselves (controlling Transmit Power and choosing the best Channel) automatically preventing interference from each other without needing a IT. This could really help when it comes to large deployment in companies, saving their IT hours of walking around with WiFi Analyzer tweaking the WiFi. As we all know, as of now setting Transmit Power to Auto is essentially setting it to High and this problem has been known for years. I guess this is a change that benefits most people.
I have been using Aerohive Aps for quite a while now and 1 feature that is really nice is the ability to have a heatmap of the site in the online hive manager. Similar to the Ubiquiti implementation, but it recognises walls and other structures and adjusts the coverage radius accordingly. The user has to manually draw the walls locations and select what type of material (i.e. Concrete, Brick, Drywall, Wood...etc). Then you have a pretty accurate visual display of your coverage area taking into account the structure around it.
I hope that makes sense,
As the title says, would allow much greater flexibility in how customers deploy the UniFi AP's
Please don't store the passwords (admin/user/...) in clear text (if anybody manages to get into the machine hosting the controller, people will have a leak).
Passwords should be salted and hashed, and the password reset functionality could be done through a script that will simply set a new password in the database.
Cloudflare recently published their DNS resolver openly under 18.104.22.168:
For fully preventing plaintext DNS queries over the public internet, one would require a DNS resolver to support DNS-over-TLS or DNS-over-HTTPS. As such, it would be great if USG could support DNS-over-HTTPS: https://developers.cloudflare.com/22.214.171.124/dns-over-https/
I would like to see per SSID MAC filtering (Allow all, whitelist, blacklist etc), I realise MAC filtering provides a limited amount of security however it is an important tool in a layered security approach.
Ideally this could be implemented per SSID so that you can run a whitelist (allow only listed MACs) on the corporate network, and allow all (potentially with blacklist) on a guest network.
It would be really great if the UniFi backend portal could be integrated with a LDAP (or ActiveDirectory) infrastructure. Being able to assign sites and privileges based on LDAP/AD username or group membership would be amazing.
Almost every other software package we use has this ability and has greatly reduced the burdon on securing everything (Remembering to go through every package we use and deactive accounts when someone leaves), and it means the end user only needs to remember one username/password combination. Adding/removing a user from a system is in a centeralized place.
Organizing and changing like this the site names and in subcategories will give a big advantage even with thousands of devices and installations will be mush more fast and ofcourse no errors or meshing up diferent site confiqurations or no finding the correct site name .... example in the photo below
I've just come across Facebook Wifi, I know a few others have been doing 'like for internet' via facebook, how about Ubnt integrate this into Unifi?
- sanandreas on: Ability to remove default site when multiple sites available
- sanandreas on: list cloudkey on ubnt device liston controller not in client list
- sanandreas on: DCHP settings ability to reserve IP address to a device MAC address in controller
- sanandreas on: USG has too many limitations. Basic functions on most other routers are missing or not supported
- jmorgan_xx on: New Product: Unifi MoCa
- jprillhart on: Unifi Controller Refresh Rate Setting
- mnaz on: When using Unifi it would be nice to be able to force a backup, rather then wait for the autobackup.
- scott_thomson on: Multi-tenant UniFi controller
- Jardin_Espanol on: To be able to see a history of temperature and to be able to get over temp alerts
- Jardin_Espanol on: Switch Stats, allow LAG groups to show stats for the group
- [Request] Logging failed attempts for Network
- Allow access to the controller for Ubiquiti Live Support.
- Video NVR: Categorize , Label recorded Videos
- Notes field to record helpful info
- Better error msg when setting up controller password. Not clear enough
- Ability to remove default site when multiple sites available
- list cloudkey on ubnt device liston controller not in client list
- DCHP settings ability to reserve IP address to a device MAC address in controller
- Ability to set either WAN1 or WAN2 as primary on USG
- Port forwarding WAN2 on USG not supported on controller. Accepted 11/17/2016 still waiting