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Need some basic info please

I run Win10 and Win7  using  Bullet M2 , The wifi switch on the laptops is shutdown.

I type into Chrome 192.168.10.20, Up comes the Ubiquiti page--> fill in Login + PW, than I am connected  to the  free wifi AP,  Signal strenght is showing as -53dBm.

Both graphs on the bottom of the MAIN page are showing jagged red and blue lines.

 

My question is  "HOW do i get into the website" ?

On opening a new tab and typing in the wifi address eg www.eol...etc . I get a notice "No Internet" try checking cables etc...  

What am i missing?


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Re: Need some basic info please

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Those are all commercial WiFi services, that require you to

accept terms of service and probably some ads before they

release the Internet to you.

 

A basic WiFi service is like the one you may have at home;

it requires a WiFi [radio] user name and password, but not

any interaction with a Web site to allow Internet access.

 

If a marina simply puts up a 'home style ' WiFi access point,

it will provide that basic service.   Dave


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I'll try to interpret this:

 

You 'run Win10 and Win7 using Bullet M2': The wifi switch on

the laptops is shutdown.' apparently means you have two laptops

and instead of using their internal WiFi devices, you choose to

use an external Bullet M2 for WiFi instead.

 

'I type into Chrome....etc...' means you access the Bullet M2

internal Website via your Internet browser and are able to login

to the Bullet. From there, you access the Bullet's Wireless tab

and enter the logon credentials for a WiFi service of some kind.

You are then able to connect to the WiFi access point.

 

A WiFi connection may have two elements; one is the login to

the access point radio--which you apparently succeeded in doing.

But then there may be a login to a Website behind the access

point. This is common for business WiFi service, and it is there

so WiFi users can only connect one device--and not use their

service for an entire household, for example. It does that by

finding the MAC address of the WiFi device; it will not permit a

login to the MAC address of any other device.

 

In this case, the company Website login finds the MAC address

of the Bullet radio--not the one for your laptop. It will not permit

you to login. You need to use the WiFi device in your laptop.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
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     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
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Thanks Dave,

 

The laptop WIFI barely registers the AP, hence I bought the bullet so that i can have a bigger distance bwtween me and the AP and this works as shown by the current signal strenght.

So HOW do I set up the bullet in order to access the AP?(using a laptop)

I travel a lot on a yacht and wish to connect to the various  free  AP's around 

 

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If the access point requires a Website login, you can't.

You can only use an external radio like this for sites

that only require link authorization--which seems to

be working.

 

Your only other option for Website logins is to use an

external WiFi radio that is directly connected to a

Windows application and provides a MAC address.

Most USB external radios will do this, and some of

them will permit an external antenna as well.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
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     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
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I understand what you write. It seems that the bullet is useless for what i want to connect to.

Can you possibly give me a idea what to buy eg brandname, web link.....  for a 

 

"external WiFi radio that is directly connected to a

Windows application and provides a MAC address.

Most USB external radios will do this, and some of

them will permit an external antenna as well"

 

And can the "external antenna"  be the Bullet with allround antenna?

Thanks

 

 

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You should be able to find a 'long-range USB WiFi radio

easily on an electronics Website. It's typically supplied

with a whip antenna of some sort. Some of these may

have an RP-SMA antenna jack, so you could possibly

use an accessory antenna.

 

Bullet uses a type-N connector, which is much larger.

If you have antenna that fits the Bullet, it's possible to

find an extension coax cable to adapt to RP-SMA.

But you should not use a long extension; it loses signal.

 

Don't blame the Bullet for this; it's really designed for

a different application. This question has been asked

dozens of times on the forums--often by boaters. If

the WiFi setup doesn't require a Web signup--and

basic ones do not--it will work well.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
> Ubiquiti Certified Trainer [UCT] for:
     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
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Re: Need some basic info please

I am not blaming the bullet, just my own stupidity for not checking it out beforehand, but I did spend many days looking around and did not ever come accross the info you gave me.. Anyway..

You write : 

 

if the WiFi setup doesn't require a Web signup--and

basic ones do not--it will work well

OK. I tried this out earlier today.

I took a laptop. bullet, POE adapter and cables

I went to our local library, McDonalds & Starbucks (all have free wifi)

All require a signup. So it seems there is no free login anywhere or McDonalds & starbucks are not basic enough??

I am now left wondering what you mean  by  "basic" ones.

 

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[ Edited ]

Those are all commercial WiFi services, that require you to

accept terms of service and probably some ads before they

release the Internet to you.

 

A basic WiFi service is like the one you may have at home;

it requires a WiFi [radio] user name and password, but not

any interaction with a Web site to allow Internet access.

 

If a marina simply puts up a 'home style ' WiFi access point,

it will provide that basic service.   Dave


> HQ in Seacoast region New Hampshire U.S.A.
> Ubiquiti Certified Trainer [UCT] for:
     UBWA [AirMax] / UEWA [UniFi] / UBRSS [routers]
UBNT.NH@gmail.com
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Re: Need some basic info please

Ok, I got the message

 

Many thanks for all your answers Dave

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