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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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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LinITX Up and Coming 2015

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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

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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Ubiquiti announce Training course updates

linitx product Ubiquiti airMAX Certified Admin Course main image.Ubiquiti have renamed the existing UACA (Ubiquiti AirMAX-Certified Admin) and UUCA (Ubiquiti UniFi-Certified Admin) training courses. But this is not just about a simple re-branding.  Ubiquiti have announced that instead of the training being equipment specific, it will be more orientated towards the typical roles encountered in ‘Enterprises’ and ‘Carriers’.  Therefore with immediate effect the UACA becomes the UCWA (Ubiquiti Carrier Wireless Admin) and the UUCA becomes the UEWA (Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Admin). Enterprise training will therefore be based upon UniFi, AirVision etc. Carrier will be for example, more on AirMAX and AirFiber etc.
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HowTo: IPv6 over PPPoE on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port EdgeMAX Router

The new 1.2.0beta2 version of the EdgeMAX software on the EdgeRouter Lite has the following entry in its changelog:

[PPPoE] Add IPv6 settings for PPPoE client interfaces, which allows a PPPoE client interface to work with IPv6 address

So how does that work and how can we use it ?
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Our ISP, Andrews & Arnold, provides native IPv6 over PPPoE, so we thought we would test it.
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