UBNT Unifi upgrade issues

Recently my best friend installed some unifi access points in his home.  We had ordered a 60W unifi switch, a couple of AP-LR, and a couple of AC-Lites.  These were ordered and sat for several months until we could get around to installing them.  Upon installation, the AC Lites were adopted and had to go through the normal upgrades to bring them up to the latest version.

However, the AP-LRs were used and had very old firmware on them and would not upgrade properly. They would adopt but not upgrade.  We fixed this in the following ways.
1. We Factory reset the APs. At this point, they grabbed DHCP from the local network. Quick ssh into the AP verified it had internet connectivity.

2. I was able to find some old firmware on the UBNT web-site.  We issued the following command to each LR AP

upgrade http://dl.ubnt.com/unifi/firmware/BZ2/3.7.58.6385/BZ.ar7240.v3.7.58.6385.170508.0942.bin

the “HTTP” is important to note.  If you copy the link directly from the UBNT website it has https in it.  The older firmware blows an error due to invalid certs (fixed in newer versions).

Once it came back we were able to upgrade from the controller.

AirFiber 4.10 is out

Important notes
  • Please update far end of a link before the near end
  • Please refresh browser cache when logging into a v4.1.0 unit for the first time
  • UNMS cannot upgrade airFiber firmware loaded with pre-beta8 firmware (i.e. -beta7, etc.)
  • If you are upgrading from pre-v4.0 software, your password (after upgrade) will be the first 8 characters of your pre v4.0 password. If you chose to downgrade, please ensure that your password is no longer than 8 characters or you will be locked out of your unit.
Features
  • Added additional modulation rates (3x, 5x, 7x, 9x, 11x)
  • Improved throughput capacity (improved modulation performance)
  • Added support for UNMS
  • Added telemetry reporting (optional)
  • Changes to support Apple SSL certificate location rules
  • Updated default https certificates validity for 18 years
  • Added Paraguay and Swaziland country codes
  • Telnet Server port number now displayed on Services tab when using default number (23)
  • Added alert box when Receive Target Power is enabled
  • Build number now shown in system tab
  • Firmware version now displayed with product ID (i.e AF11 vs AF09)
  • Assorted web changes to colors, initial login screens, updated EULA
Improvements
  • Manual browser refresh not required when upgrading FROM 4.1.0
  • Updated SNMP MIB
Bugfixes
  • Detect and recover from OTA management traffic lockup
  • Detect and recover from user traffic lockup
  • Fixed issue where capacity graph showed 2x capacity when there was no GPS signal at the timing master
  • Fixed issue where GPS process would use 100% of the CPU
  • Fixed issue where RF link would repeatedly reset if Ethernet port was disabled
  • Addressed issue with moving (jittery) labels around signal strength graph
  • Corrected conducted power reading when using Receive Target Power
  • Fixed issue with Carrier Drop Operation where unit would not come back if Block Data After Pulse was enabled
  • Fixed issue where disabling Management VLAN after upgrade from pre v4.0 could corrupt networking configuration
  • Fixed SNMP reporting of frequency (SNMP now reports frequencies in MHz)
  • Fixed Static IP gateway address usage (was ignored if configured with v4.0.x)
  • Fixed GUI issue where deleting link name and pasting in a replacement would not work
Known issues
  • If you are upgrading from pre-v4.0 software, your password (after upgrade) will be the first 8 characters of your pre v4.0 password. If you chose to downgrade, please ensure that your password is no longer than 8 characters or you will be locked out of your unit.

Official Page and Download links here

Compliance Test for LTU and AC gear

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Preseem releases access point paper

https://www.preseem.com/2019/06/wireless-access-point-market-insights/

Unlike spec sheets from manufacturers, Preseem collects real-world data from access points in all kinds of deployments and analyzes statistics at a top level to offer valuable insights. So, as part of our Fixed Wireless Network Report, we calculated wireless access point market insights on market share, connected subscriber count, performance on QoE metrics like latency and much more…

Ubiquiti releases EdgeMAX EdgeSwitch software 1.8.2

From their announcement

A new software release for EdgeSwitch (all current models) is available here:

EdgeSwitch 1G switch models: ES-48-750W, ES-48-500W, ES-24-500W, ES-24-250W, ES-48-Lite, ES-24-Lite, ES-16-150W, ES-12F,ES-8-150W, EP-S16.

Normal version:
https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-eswh.v1.8.2.5192445.stk
(SHA1: b1f66416276ef7de9abd5d2c50fa79b75d1bfe49) (GPL archive)

LITE version:
https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-eswh.v1.8.2-lite.5192445.stk

(SHA1: 47c11f3ce06d77e450a480877e06d2e72a6c6192)

Mib files:

https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-eswh.v1.8.2.5192445-mibs.tar.gz

(SHA1: 85b3acb15923b94f25bc965a98f72d24a4dac1f1)

EdgeSwitch 10G switch model: ES-16-XG
Normal version:

https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-esgh.v1.8.2.5192445.stk
(SHA1: 4aa6412e4736e9a1314700af3c7d05c61500d20b) (GPL archive)

LITE version:

https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-esgh.v1.8.2-lite.5192445.stk
(SHA1: 0e627ec330e3ec38feca97a2564be701f40ae246)

Mib files:

https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/EdgeSwitch/v1.8.2/ES-esgh.v1.8.2.5192445-mibs.tar.gz

(SHA1: cb726e10689de0004d08ccc6d26beeec5a9f3f60)

Bug fixes and enhancements

  • [VLAN] reduce maximum VLAN number from 4093 to 256 (Only in Lite version).
  • [SECURITY] fix some issues in the Legacy UI.
  • [SECURITY] fix injection issue in CLI command.
  • [SYSTEM][ESWH] improve system stability.
  • [SYSTEM][ESWH] improve compatibility with SFP+ module (UF-SM-10G-S).
  • [SYSTEM] fix bugs with some specific cases in config checker.
  • [SYSTEM] fix time range multi entries issue.
  • [SYSTEM] add CLI command ‘show mbuf detail’.
  • [SYSTEM] add check for memory tuning.
  • [SYSTEM] reduce the memory usage in firmware upgrade.
  • [DHCP_RELAY] check invalid VLAN value.
  • [DNS] synchronize the static ip-host in system.
  • [CLI][Legacy UI] update copyright for 2019.

Ubiquiti recalls EdgeRouter firmware v2.0.1 for ER-X/ER-X-SFP and EP-R6

Much of the below is from an e-mail sent by UBNT. Always test your updates in a controlled environment. The problem is crashes and hwnat offloading.

We received a lot of crash reports of ER-X, ER-X-SFP and EP-R6 with latest firmware v2.0.1 when hwnat offloading is enabled.

Discussion can found on community forum here -> https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeRouter/EdgeMAX-EdgeRouter-software-version-v2-0-1-has-been-released/td-p/2730981

Actions
We removed v2.0.1 for ER-X, ER-X-SFP and EP-R6 from http://download.ubnt.com portal, now latest stable version for those models is v1.10.9 We removed v2.0.1 for ER-X, ER-X-SFP and EP-R6 from UNMS portal and new instances of UNMS will not be able to download this firmware anymore. However this firmware will still be available in local UNMS cache if it was updated before April 10th, 2019

Suggestions for ER-X, ER-X-SFP and EP-R6 users:
If you don’t use hwnat offloading and don’t experience random reboots then you safe to keep using v2.0.1 firmware If you use hwnat offloading then you are adviced to roll back to previous stable version v1.10.9 firmware If router has been bricked after random reboot and factory reset does not help then you have following options: If router is still on warranty then you can RMA bricked router here -> https://rma.ui.com/ Or if router is out of warranty then you can try restoring v1.10.9 firmware via console as described here -> https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018189493-EdgeRouter-Manual-TFTP-Recovery (You can find console instructions here)