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News: Latest Ubiquiti vulnerability info

As many of you are probably aware, a lot of Ubiquiti devices running old firmware are under a new wave of attack taking advantage of an old vulnerability that was fixed a year ago.

In response to this latest wave of problems for some WISPs, Ubiquiti have thoughtfully emailed everyone on their mailing lists with their latest advice, namely:

“In recent days, we’ve seen virus activity taking network devices offline. In most cases, devices are reset to factory defaults. In other cases, devices are still operational, but inaccessible. The virus is using an HTTP/HTTPS exploit that doesn’t require authentication. Simply having a radio with out-of-date firmware and having its HTTP (port 80)/HTTPS (port 443) interface exposed to the Internet is enough to get infected.”
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HowTo: MikroTik Secure VPN Part 1.5 MikroTik to MikroTik with IPSec

This is a short HowTo which will cover the set-up of Mikrotik to Mikrotik VPN but secured with IPsec. The use of IPsec can be very CPU intensive and it is recommended that the VPN server be set up on a Mikrotik which supports hardware based AES/IPsec encryption such as the Mikrotik RB850Gx2RB3011 or any CCR series router.

I will be using a RB850Gx2 as my VPN server and a Mikrotik mAP as my VPN clients, all the heavy IPsec processing will be done on the RB850Gx2 which has AES hardware for offloading IPsec calculations. ROS 6.33.3 or higher on the client side is required in order to make use of the ‘easy IPsec connect’ feature.
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New UAP AC Range

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The UAP-AC-Lite

The AC-Lite is the entry-level product for Ubiquiti’s new range of AC access points. As the name suggests it is both the smallest and lightest of the UAPs measuring just 160 x 160 x 31.45 mm and weighing in at 170g (185g with the mounting kit). It boasts speeds of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5Ghz band, and a maximum range of 125m (400ft).
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Ubiquiti NEXT Announcements

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The Ubiquiti NEXT Conference has concluded in Wynn, Las Vegas with a host of new products and upgrades for existing UBNT products. Ubqiuti’s conference has 4 main Themes, Spectrum Utilisation, Network Management, Tower Defensibility and WISP Market expansion. Each will be outlined below.

Spectrum Utilisation

In this section UBNT announced 2 new additions to the airMAX AC range.
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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.
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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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