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Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

I have seen several reviews mentioning the that the UniFi AP's need java installed to configure them. This seems almost unbelieveable as off the shelf junk doesn't, so why these would seems almost insane.

 

So can these be configured without java?

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

The controller requires Java to run.

You can configure the APs standalone with the Unifi App (on Android or iOS).

If you want to run the Unifi controller, then yes, you need Java for the machine that runs the controller.
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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

You can also get the Cloud Key device instead if you don't want to deal with running the software on a local computer. 

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

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Junk (cheap AP with build-in GUI) stuff difficult to manage. Controller based solution much easier and efficient

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLyq--WMBac

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

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For a minute the Cloud Key idea seemed like an option then I realised the added cost and headach.

 

I think I'll go find a better brand. The fact that they use java at all just plain scares me.

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

get AWS instance on demand. You will pay little £££ if you do not want to buy CK.
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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

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you don't need java on the client/as a browser plugin. you just need java on the server running the controller software. which is absolutely no problem at all and not much different than requring node oder php or whatever.

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?


Krik_ wrote:

 

I think I'll go find a better brand. The fact that they use java at all just plain scares me.


@Krik_ This just makes me laugh.  Java is used in TONS of ENTERPRISE IT equipment.  While the client version admittedly is a bit of a mess from a security standpoint, how UniFi uses it (and other ENTERPRISE products), it's much more secure than you realize.  Out of curiosity, what do you consider "better"?

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?


cainmp wrote:

Krik_ wrote:

 

I think I'll go find a better brand. The fact that they use java at all just plain scares me.


@Krik_ This just makes me laugh.  Java is used in TONS of ENTERPRISE IT equipment.  While the client version admittedly is a bit of a mess from a security standpoint, how UniFi uses it (and other ENTERPRISE products), it's much more secure than you realize.  Out of curiosity, what do you consider "better"?


Iagree

Lots of FUD out there, and lots of reasons not to use Java, but this isn't one of them...

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Re: Do the UniFi AP's require Java?

Who wants to take bets on whether or not Krik_ is rocking an Android phone in a sweet belt holster? ;-)
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