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Setting up your UniFi Controller with UniHosted

This guide is designed to assist you in setting up your UniFi controller on UniHosted. Using this guide, you will have your controller up and running quickly. From configuring your controller name to setting up local access, we cover everything you need to start.

This tutorial is about when you deploy your controller. You have your controller online in our UniHosted Dashboard and want to do the Setup.

Let’s dive in!

Table of Contents

Log into UniHosted Dashboard

Access your UniHosted Dashboard. You will see your deployed controllers here. For security reasons, commence the setup process as soon as possible to prevent unauthorized access.

Go to UniFi Dashboard

Go to UniFi Dashboard

Open Controller Details

Click on your controller to view its details. In this case, we'll use my m1010.UniFi.UniHosted.com as an example. With a brand new deployment, you will note it has zero devices and is in setup mode.

From the UniHosted controller details, visit the UniFi Dashboard for your controller to start the setup process.

Select Controller

Select Controller

Name your Controller

Choose a descriptive name for your controller. This is especially important if you manage multiple controllers. Agree with the terms and proceed by clicking 'Next.'

Choose Name

Choose Name

Accessing Controller with UniFi Cloud

It's important to name your network application for easy identification later. You can then proceed to log in.

Access to your controller through your UniFi or Ubiquiti account is recommended. However, you can disable the Ubiquiti account for local access by going to 'Advanced Setup.'

For the 'Local Setup,' you'd have to disable remote and local access. Note that you can still access the controller remotely via the domain provided by UniHosted.

Advanced Login

Advanced Login

Backups

You can enable the backup on the next screen. It's good to know that UniHosted also automates backups. So, in the case of an emergency, we can always restore your controller. But if you want to do it yourself, you can enable the backup.

SSID and Password Configuration

Configure your SSID, the name of your Wi-Fi Network, and set a password. It is recommended to enable the 'Combine 2 GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi network names into one' feature. This way, the access point can autonomously select the best frequency for your device.

Wi-Fi setup

Wi-Fi setup

Setting up the Country of Operation

Choose the country in which the controller is active. This is an essential step due to varying transmission power regulations across countries. For instance, the US allows a higher transmission power than The Netherlands.

In my case, let's choose The Netherlands.

Country Selection

Country Selection

Finishing the Setup

Proceed to 'Finish' to complete the setup process.

UniHosted controller live.jpg

UniHosted controller live.jpg

Your controller is all set and ready for use! This is a significant first step towards excellent and easy management of your Wi-Fi networks.

Remember, the process you've just completed ensures you bridge the gap between security and efficient network management.

Keeping your UniFi Controller updated and regularly reviewing your set up is crucial to maintain a high level of security and efficiency. That’s what we do for you at UniHosted.