Installation Guide

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter for hotspot gateway

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STEP A - Connecting to the router

- At first you have to connect your PC to the port ethernet 0, and set static ip on the PC.

- We will set up the hotspot network on port ethernet 1.

- In this configuration the EdgeRouter will get its IP address automatically via DHCP from your existing uplink router on the port ethernet 2.

- Connect the router to the internet via ethernet 2 now, internet connection is needed for STEP C.

STEP B - Configuring the interfaces of the EdgeRouter

- Open a web browser on the connected PC and type into the adress bar. Enter the login name 'ubnt', and password 'ubnt'.

- Do not choose any wizard, go to the eth2 interface row on the bottom of the page and click Actions on the right and choose Config.

- Choose 'Use DHCP' and Save your setting.

- Next choose NAT on the left plane.

- Click on “Add Source NAT Rule”. Choose a description, that suits your case. Outbound Interface > eth2. Under Translation click 'Use Masquerade'. Under Protocol choose 'All protocols'. That's all here and you can click Save.

STEP C - Setting up the Hotspot

- Log in to the Control Center on our website, and go to the Locations page (Manage/Locations). Click on the location name for the hotspot information page. On the ROUTER SETUP COMMAND section select UBNT EdgeRouter, and copy the setup command.

- Paste the command from the Control Center into the EgdeRouter's command line interface CLI (Top righ corner username/password: ubnt/ubnt).


- If the paste is not working, you can connect with putty.exe (or in a terminal window: ssh on a MAC), and open an SSH session to

- Paste the setup command with SHIFT-INSERT and press ENTER. The setup command will install and configure Coovachilli on the Edgerouter.

- Wait for reboot. The hotspot network will be available on port ethernet 1.

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