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News: MikroTik and Ubiquiti fix WPA2 Client Vulnerability

For those unfamiliar with this latest WPA2 Security Vulnerability, please bear in mind the problem is on the client device, not the AP. Therefore rushing to patch your APs is not going to solve all the problems in your network from this vulnerability!

Of course, if you’re using WPA-TKIP (or using ‘both’ TKIP and AES), you DO have more problems than this attack. Therefore please ensure that any support for TKIP is disabled!  If you’re using WEP, this vulnerability will not affect you, but then again, you have even bigger problems anyway!
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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

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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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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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HowTo: Improved CAPsMAN Wireless Client Roaming

CAPsMAN is a very useful method of setting up a large number of APs (CAPs) in a building, but how can you help a client to roam better?  The problem is that clients can get “sticky”. They refuse to disconnect themselves from an AP, even though they have actually moved their location and are now much closer to another AP.  The client software seems to hang in there for dear life, despite having a very poor and low speed of connection, but it seems to decide, “some connection, no matter how bad, is better than none at all, but I will not check to see if there are any other APs that are stronger”. So they remain “stuck” to that distant AP, even though there is a better one nearby.  So what’s the solution?
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New Product: LinITX Embedded Controller

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About the Controller

The LinITX Embedded controller is simply an ALIX board with Linux embedded allowing the installation of various Debian packages. One such Debian package is the Ubiquiti UniFi controller which is available free from UBNT.com.

We get phone calls daily about setting up a UniFi controller. A lot of these phone calls come from installers with customers who do not want the Ubiquiti UniFi controller on their own computer and scenarios where it is not practical to have a dozen software controllers such as a UniFi install into a residential apartment complex.   This created a neat opportunity to test and build an embedded controller to bring the benefits of having an always-on hardware controller to the Ubiquiti range with no need to host it on a server or a personal computer.  Although we have now turned the UniFi Controller into a hardware solution the UniFi Web interface we all know will still be available for easy and quick configuration.
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News: WiFi consultancy at Stand Up To Cancer Event

Over the last year, we have been working with Makelight and Eskimo on a number of high density WiFi based projects for concerts by Bastille, Laura Mvula, Biffy Clyro and more. On this occasion Makelight were hired to create a stunning special effect for the Channel4 TV programme “Stand Up To Cancer” tonight.  Using up to nearly 1000 iPads to be held up by the audience in the TV Studio.  The effects created will include light patterns and scrolling text to show for example, the total amounts donated so far, in a ‘ticker tape’ style.
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New Product: MikroTik NetMetal5 and mANT30 The Perfect Combination

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MikroTik’s latest and greatest NetMetal 5 is here supporting the revolutionary 802.11AC technology to achieve modulation rates of up to 866Mbps over a wireless link which allows maximum data throughput of up to 540 Mbps.

The new NetMetal is completely new and designed from the ground up with performance in mind, a solid die cast aluminium enclosures ensures complete protection in any situation and doubles up as heat-sink allowing high power outputs and increased performance.
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News: Metronet-UK win Best Wireless category at the ISPAs

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) Awards is the UK’s longest running internet industry awards now in its 16th year.

This year LinITX sponsored the Best Wireless category, the finalists in the category were:

Metronet UK were presented the award by LinITX’s Managing Director Richard Gould.
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