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I have a Ubiquiti Picostation HP. It is the...

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8 Mar 2013

I have a Ubiquiti Picostation HP. It is the one cyberguys sells for around $80. I need to know the url to get into the unit. I do know the password, just not the url. Second: How do I force this unit to connect ONLY with N ?
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8 Mar 2013

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8 Mar 2013
DrKlahn
DrKlahn
Principal Systems Engineer
I'm assuming that you have the M2-HP. Ubiquiti has deleted the manuals for this model from their web site. (This may be related to Cyberguys remaindering out the unit; they may not want to provide support.) Note that the device must be initially connected on the hardwired network to configure it. I recommend that you download and run the Discovery Tool from the Ubiquiti web site: http://www.ubnt.com/support/downloads/utilities This should locate the Picostation on the hardwired network. When the Picostation has been located, you should be able to get into it using the procedure at the Afrikanet web site: http://www.afrikanet.net/help/d2/WLAN/ubiquiti/picostations/User-Guide-Pico%20station.pdf Once the IP address of the Picostation is known, the URL to access the administration page is simply http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the Picostation. A useful reference: The Ubiquiti forums; see particularly this posting: http://forum.ubnt.com/showthread.php?t=42857 Without the user manual, is not clear whether the Picostation can be restricted to use N only. However, once you get into the administration pages this will be evident. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or something is not clear. I'll do my best to find the answer.
8 Mar 2013
Customer reply
8 Mar 2013
I cannot get the first utility you mention to do anything. I get a .jar file and a batch file. jar will not run due to this computer not having "whatever it takes" to run it. The batch file said it was creating a program. if it did, I can't find it. HOWEVER
8 Mar 2013
Customer reply
8 Mar 2013
I COMMEND you on your information so far. I am sure I'll get to the bottom of this with your assistance PicoStation M2-HP Hi-Power 802.11n Outdoor AP, 2.4GHz, Ubiquiti, PICO2M-HP is the exact model that I own.
8 Mar 2013
Computer technician's response
8 Mar 2013
DrKlahn
DrKlahn
Principal Systems Engineer
A .JAR file is a Java container file. I assumed, incorrectly in this case, that Ubiquiti would supply a Windows executable for this purpose. Given the security issues with Java, even if the application worked I would not recommend using it. There is an alternate program for searching the network for the Picostation. The Angry IP Scanner should be able to find it. I've packaged up the Angry IP Scanner in a ZIP file and uploaded it to a public storage site. You can obtain it at the link below: http://www.tempfiles.net/download/201303/289254/AngryIPScan.html See the attached image of the Angry IP Scanner running on my system. In this case it is searching the range 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.11.255, which is the most likely region for the Picostation to reside. Any IP address with a blue dot has something "connected" to it; any address with a red dot is inactive. Run the scanner on your system and note which addresses are active. Then reduce the list by checking off the known IP addresses of the router, your own system, and anything else connected to the network. The result should be exactly one unknown device on the network; that will be the Picostation. At that point you can check this by attempting to attach to the administrator page as shown in the Afrikanet document.
8 Mar 2013
Customer reply
9 Mar 2013
Hi. I have found out the URL for the Picostation. I don't see any obvious area that would tell me if it is in g or n mode or how to force it to be so. I really have little idea what I am looking at. I have written to Ubiquiti and they autoresponded with "we will answer when we have time. Is there any particular few pages you want me to go to and send you the screenshots of?
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9 Mar 2013
Computer technician's response
10 Mar 2013
DrKlahn
DrKlahn
Principal Systems Engineer
The "Wireless", "Network" and "Advanced" pages are the ones most likely have something useful. If you can take screenshots of those, it may suggest how to discover what mode the unit is in. Ubiquiti's disappointing response seems to confirm that they don't want to support these remaindered-out units, so the only support available is probably going to be from the internet at large.
10 Mar 2013
Customer reply
11 Mar 2013
Hi. I finally got a fairly complete response from the manufacturer.There is NO WAY to set this unit to N only they say. Automatic only. I did get into the unit and changed a few settings and, SO FAR, all is working as it should. I have not done a distance check yet. No time. If my distance is not reasonable I will ask another question for you since connectivity was the main issue on this question and distance is a different problem as I see it. Just respond once again so I can award the 5 stars. Thanks again!!
11 Mar 2013
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11 Mar 2013
DrKlahn
DrKlahn
Glad to help -- and I'm extremely glad to hear that the manufacturer responded, given the lack of a manual. If distance does turn out to be an issue, there are several different possibilities that might help; a directional antenna or a WiFi amplifier come to mind. I'll mark this response as an Answer so that you can rate this question. Don't hesitate to follow up in this session if there are any other questions.
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