Today we released airOS v8.5.4 for airMAX AC and airOS v6.1.7 for airMAX M. Over the past couple of months, the whole airMAX team and our community beta testers have put in a lot of time and effort to make sure these releases and all their great new features and fixes are ready to go. Without further ado, let’s dive right in and take a look at some of the most important ones.
For many years, ISPs both wireless and wired have been looking for a simple, cost-effective way of providing in-home Wi-Fi service to their residential customers. Rather than having the subscriber buy their own Wi-Fi router which ends up being a support nightmare, or providing a consumer-oriented off-the-shelf home Wi-Fi router themselves which are typically not any better, these ISPs need a quality solution that provides performance they can stand behind in addition to being easily manageable and inexpensive. So far, this has been hard to find.
WISPs and other network operators are changing. They’re getting bigger and dealing with more demanding customers every day. With airMAX, airFiber, EdgeMAX and now UFiber, they’ve got the hardware they need to satisfy their customers and grow their business. But what about software?
We proudly present the latest version of our product. The UNMS team prepared loads of changes and upgrades for you, so let’s have a look at them together. If you are not sure what UNMS is and you want to get acquainted please see this link. Maybe you already know UNMS and you would like to try it out? You can either try the demo or simply install it right away. Do you have questions? You’ll find lots of friendly people in our Community, ready to help you out or share some advice. From there you can also send us your feature requests.
We recently released airOS v8.5.1 for airMAX AC and airOS v6.1.6 for airMAX M. These versions have some cool new features, bug fixes and performance improvements that will make your airMAX devices better than ever. Let’s take a look at the main features of these releases.
UFiber, the first real Plug & Play GPON platform, allows building passive optical networks with virtually no previous experience, minimum effort, and at a low cost. Countless, successful UFiber deployments have occurred all over the world since our public release six months ago. Check out some UFiber Success Stories in our Community. We would love to see your story posted there as well!
As the UniFi Controller has evolved, it has been our goal to make it easy for administrators to get the tools they need to make their UniFi network perform as it should. In UniFi Controller version 5.6.x, we have introduced an additional statistics dashboard- Debugging Metrics. This new view presents administrators with a collection of data that we think should make it easier to identify and fix common performance issues.
Have you ever wondered why your WiFi system is slow, or who else is using the same channel as your system? UniFi’s newest Access Point, the UAP-AC-SHD, includes a number of new features that help network administrators better manage and understand their network. One of these exciting new features is airTime, which helps admins find out exactly this kind of information.
We are pleased to announce a new video series “Introduction to UniFi” is available on our YouTube channel. These videos were created by Troy Hunt, who in addition to being a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Regional Director, internet security expert and tech blogger, is a UniFi user and enthusiast.
We recently began shipping our newest product line of UniFi access points, the UniFi AC Mesh. Our UniFi AC Mesh line includes two models: the base UniFi AC Mesh (UAP-AC-M) and the UniFi AC Mesh Pro (UAP-AC-M-PRO). These access points offer benefits consistent with the rest of the UniFi AC products, but also add some new features that can help administrators better meet their network’s needs.
In UniFi Controller versions 5.3.X and later, we added a feature called Group Configuration. Group Configuration allows network administrators to configure entire groups of UniFi APs at once. This post will provide an overview of how this feature works and how it can be useful.
As proud as I am about the AmpliFi router, I believe the MeshPoint is the star of the platform. The design represents the ultimate example of form meeting function, powering complete ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage in any home, including multi-story homes. In other words, MeshPoints were designed to expand coverage in the horizontal plane (one floor) and in the vertical plane (across multiple floors) — achieving three-dimensional or “3-D Mesh” home Wi-Fi coverage.
Since the advent of the Internet, a number of technological improvements were necessary to facilitate the speeds that users have come to expect. From dial-up to DSL, from 802.11b to 802.11ac, to name a few- these changes have helped enrich Internet experience and accessibility. Similarly Wi-Fi brought much added convenience over wired connections but reduced speeds. To mitigate these limitations, Wi-Fi technology has evolved to increase speeds, as have wired standards (for example, from 10/100 to Gigabit Ethernet).