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Jul 25, 2017



You probably can find an ethernet over coax adapter.

Ralph Grabowski

I have ordered just such an adapter, and so I am waiting to see if it works!

Ralph Grabowski

Good luck!

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:19 AM Ralph Grabowski <grabowski@telus.net> wrote:

I have ordered just such an adapter, and so I am waiting to see if it works!

Shirley Hicks

Thanks for documenting your Ubiquiti installation. Am adding a link to your writeup for my CompTIA A+ students.

Pascal Dornier

I have one of these as well to replace crap wifi in the Icotera router I got from my ISP. Good news - very stable wifi. Bad news - JAVA based config software. For home use a simple web interface would be easier. Ask Toolbar, anyone ?


You put the access point in a closet and a repeater in the basement? No wonder you have such terrible Wi-Fi access.

Ralph Grabowski

No choice: the ADSL line arrives in the basement, at one corner of the two-story house.


Thanks for sharing your experience. Although it's a year and a half late for your purpose, readers arriving here might be interested to know that *most* Wifi routers - even across different vendors - *can* be configured to share a single SSID and even smoothly hand off devices between them. Of course setting up routers like this (as true "access points") can be just as challenging as picking out the right hardware for a job. It's a different type of work: lots of research, googling, re-configuring device settings, and a steep learning for the novice. Still - it's worth trying if you don't mind using those tiny pin-hole reset buttons a lot and want to save some money (but not time). +1 for Android WiFi analyzer app. Love it.


You had 4 APs with 4 different SSIDs, AND wireless repeaters for a single floor 50-foot home?? No wonder your WiFi was shit before.

Ralph Grabowski

Four WiFi points for a 1/5 of an acre of land and to handle a house with central heating consisting of large galvanized steel ducts that like to block the signal.
Hence I am very pleased with the power of the commercial-grade Wifi.


Hello, like the other person said you could try a coax converter, but that aside in case you haven't found out how to set the channel manually, you do this from the controller software devices>select the ap>config>radios

The reason why it switched to a different channel upon restart is because those APs are set to automatic by default, but does the channel picking on startup only.

You can even analyze the rf environment from the controller as well in order to choose the best channel for both 2.4 and 5ghz.


One little known fact about unifi access points is you can run a basic unifi co figuration via the unifi app on any smartphone/tablet. It's totally simple. You open the app and to add/manage the AP you simply scan the qr code on the bottom of the AP. Easy Peasy

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