02-04-2018 11:02 AM
Hi all i have a dought about the UniFi Mesh, can i use it as a standalone wireless router with a fixed IP?
The ideai is to use this unit indoor or outdoor in Music Festivals where i will have to control the system using (Ipad, Ipod Touch, ANdroid Phone, and a couple of Laptops Windows and Mac) so i will conect the system with a RJ45 cable to my AP and everything eles will be on Wi-Fi, for outdoor aplications i will need to do no more then 160 meters of distence.
02-04-2018 12:36 PM
It is not a router. Can not be used as one. It can be an AP with a static address, but it will not assign IP addresses to clients that connect to it.
02-04-2018 01:34 PM
Sorry for the long post but i am a bit in a dead end i am also start to consider other brands as well but my situation is a bit different from most cases and i am not an IT guy just a sound engineer if you can point me in the right direction will be must appreciated.
Thank you for your help
02-04-2018 03:43 PM
I regulary use the UAP-AC-M for remote functions at events & festivals.
Initially I had one setup with a single SSID as an access point into the network. I configured the AP with an install of the Unifi Controller on my laptop.
I would just assign my ipad a static IP, and everything worked great. Range was perfect for what I needed. I have a desktop mic stand I use for it & it all collapses down nice and tight for travel.
Towards the end of last year, I deciced to upgrade my system a bit, and now I have (2) UAP-AC-M, a cloud key, and USG. I've started to put one AP at FOH, and one onstage/at dimmers.
02-04-2018 03:55 PM
Do i have to be fiscally connected (cat5 from the laptop to the AP) because i don't just use my Ipad to VNC my Laptop i also grab my MS Surface pro to tune the system.
02-04-2018 04:19 PM
Here's how I made it work...
Install the Unifi Controller software on your laptop.
Connect your laptop and AP to a switch.
Give your laptop a static IP in order to access the default IP on the UAP-AC-M.
Adopt the UAP-AC-M into the controller.
Setup your SSID and settings on the AP.
Keep the controller software installed to handle firmware and settings upgrades on the AP.
When its time to connect a computer or iPad to the AP:
Connect the AP to your wired network/switch
Connect to your SSID on your device.
On your device, assgin it a static IP in your network range.
On an iPad/iPhone, setting a static IP on a wireless network will be remembered, so next time you connect to it, you won't need to go back to those settings.
It also looks like you can setup the AP's from the mobile app, but I haven't tried that yet.
02-04-2018 04:42 PM
Thank you for your help i will buy the UniFi AC Mesh AP and give at go.
Cheers man if you need anything from the AV world in Portugal just send me an email
02-13-2018 11:19 AM
So my Unifi AC Mesh arrives today and i have followed the instructions that you have said and i realize that i can only have wifi if the AP is connected to my laptop through Cat5.
Is there another way?
02-26-2018 01:44 PM
What's not working with it?
I also forgot I had to turn off "Enable connectivity monitor and wireless uplink" in the controller software. That might fix your issues.