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HowTo: Ubiquiti mFi mPower

Ubiquiti recently made their 3 port mFi mPower (EU plug only) available in Europe. It provides 3 plug sockets that can be controlled via WiFi using their freely downloadable mFi controller software. Setup is fairly straight forward.

mPower Initial config

In the first instance the mPower becomes an access point that you can connect your PC/Laptop or in my case my mobile phone to. The access point will have the name of mFi followed by the last 3 octets of its MAC address. There’s no encryption of password required to connect at this point.
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Portable POE power source

The Smart PowerBank PoE 16V is a really handy device for wireless installers and surveyors, in fact anyone who needs POE power and isn’t near mains power:

Smart PowerBank PoE 16V main image

Simply a nicely packaged battery pack which supplies 16V DC @ 600mA to your POE device, you can connect it up like this:

linitx product Smart PowerBank PoE 16V Overview image.

It’s ideal for use with Ubiquiti Networks AirMax products and MikroTik RouterBoards and being portable (it fits into your coat pocket) you don’t need to trail around a mains cable when you’re working out the best position for signal strength for your CPE installation 🙂
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