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Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE and UAP-AC-LR now in stock

Introducing the new UniFi AC APs

AC Range

The UniFi AC Lite AP features a cleaner design in a reduced footprint – half the size compared to the standard UniFi AP.

Innovative Antenna Design

The innovative antenna design provides a long-range, symmetrical-link coverage area, and the antenna gain of the UniFi AC LR AP performs better than one-way, high transmit power does for connecting distant clients.
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News: Netonix range of intelligent PoE switches now in stock

We’ve recently received a delivery of Netonix switches. We thought we would blog about how amazing these things are, except one of our customers, Wessex Internet beat us to it!

If like those guys, you’re running your own WISP and need to power Ubiquiti or MikroTik radios, we have always advocated using batteries instead of a UPS as the site will stay up for longer when there is a mains failure. These switches make life much easier as they include within their range of products, PoE switches that can deliver 24v and 48V to radios from as little as a 9V DC supply!  We suggest your setup should consist of at least two leisure batteries wired in series, providing 24V or four batteries providing 48V.
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HowTo: Significantly improve slow throughput on EdgeRouter Lite PPPoE

When you add some rules into the firewall, it can be the case that Hardware Offloading is disabled without your knowledge! Before we re-enabled Hardware Offloading on the PPPoE client it was only able to handle about 140-150Mbps of throughput. After we re-enabled it, the throughput went up to 296Mbps on a 300Mbps BT Openreach FTTP circuit.

Try this from within the CLI to enable Hardware Offloading for the PPPoE Interface :
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News: Ubiquiti Fixes HTTP(S) vulnerability

Ubiquiti released new firmware three weeks ago for their AirMax and AirFiber radios to fix a serious vulnerability that allowed unauthenticated users to gain access.  In theory no one except internal support staff should be able to get access to any interface of your internal radio network. But just in case any one could get access from anywhere in the world you may wish to read this…
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News: MikroTik RouterOS 6.28 released

MikroTik have announced the availability of RouterOS v6.28

Here is the changelog:

  • email – increase server greeting timeout to 60s
  • lte – ZTE MF823 may loose configuration
  • userman – update paypal root certificate
  • timezone – updated timezone information to 2015b release
  • cm2 – fixed capsman v2 100% CPU and other stability improvements
  • route – using ldp could cause connected routes with invalid interface nexthop
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HowTo: Updating the LiniTX Controller and Unifi Software

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The LinITX embedded controller has proven popular since its launch with many units sold. All feedback has been taken on board and alterations have been made to the embedded OS and configuration to make the controller as easy to use as possible. All new controllers purchased in 2015 will include Webmin as standard which will provide a web Gui interface to the OS settings. The controller now includes automatic tasks, the most important of which automatically reboots the controller daily at midnight which frees up resources and reduces problems with Java.
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XClaim WiFi Launch



Xclaim delivers a new class of Wi-Fi with the performance and reliability your business can depend on. Xclaim’s new range of products is built upon the idea of making WiFi simple and reliable for small business and homes alike with unique app based control and now a powerful web based management tool.

We have been chosen by Xclaim to become one of a select few of distributors to stock their range of WiFi Access points. This range will consist of 3 indoor access point each with it’s own capabilities and 1 outdoor access point with the latest technology built in. We will be testing the range and providing feedback as they come into stock including some help full HowTo Blogs and other insights as the Xclaim range updates and develops in the upcoming months.
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Ubiquiti UVC Pro


The new Ubiquiti top of the range UVC Pro is here boasting some big features compared to the standard UVC products. Two of these big new features are full HD 1080p Recording at 30 frames per second and 3x optical zoom making this UVC perfect for outdoor use in area that might require long range surveillance. The UVC Pro is fully water tight and capable of standing up to a range of harsh weather conditions along with inbuilt IR mode enhancing the UVC Pro’s night time capability.
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News: CVE-2015-0235 RouterOS NOT affected by GHOST glibc security risk



MikroTik have confirmed that no version of RouterOS suffers from the security vulnerability CVE-2015-0235. See Mikrotik Forum for confirmation.




LinITX Up and Coming 2015



2015 is going to a big year for WiFi and Routing with the launch of Xclaim and 802.11 ac coming into its own and not to mention all the new products from Ubiquiti and MikroTik. Here’s what we are going to see early this year.


Xclaim is an up and coming wireless range of small easy to use and reliable wireless access points using Ruckus technology to ensure quality WiFi performance at low prices for all. Xclaim is due to launch here at LinITX within the next few weeks with all 4 models being stocked. There will be 3 indoor models each with different specifications including dual radio and the new ac technology, 1 outdoor model will also be stocked which includes the latest in wireless ac technology. Click here to see the range.
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