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 Simply having a radio with out-of-date firmware and having its HTTP (port 80)/HTTPS (port 443) interface exposed to the Internet is enough to get infected.”
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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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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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Ubiquiti UBWA Training with LinITX

ubwaWe will be holding another Ubiquiti UBWA (Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Admin) training course very soon and we still have a few places left, so why not come along to our Air Conditioned Head Office Training Suite in Needham Market (between Ipswich and Stowmarket in Suffolk) on Tuesday 7th July 2015 and over the two days learn a mix of Wireless and RF theory with practical labs to re-enforce the learning plus detailed Ubiquiti supplied documentation designed to help you with deploying Ubiquiti AirMax and AirFibre point to point links:
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Mikrotik QRT Perfect for PTP Wisp applications

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The Mikrotik QRT is an all in one wireless device similar to the SXT range but much more powerful. The QRT boasts a powerful 24dBi antenna combined with an internal RB911 with a transmit power of 30dBm giving a potential output of 54dbm or 250W which far exceed’s the UK power restriction for wireless networks set by Ofcom. 4W or 36dBm is the current maximum allowed power out in the UK on Band C which the QRT can manage effortlessly.
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HowTo: Building to Building PTP links using MikroTik Wireless Products

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We are often asked how to make building to building or ‘point to point’ wireless links. As the MikroTik interface does not change between models this ‘How To’ can apply to any MikroTik Wireless based device. For this How To I will be using a pair of the new MikroTik SXT AC’s, to create a L2 transparent wireless bridge in a simple point to point mode (PtP).  This How To can also apply to point to multi point scenarios (PtMP). One SXT will be set up in ‘Bridge’ mode (effectively an AP) and the other as ‘Station Bridge’ (i.e. the ‘client’), to ensure best performance the link will be created and secured using the Mikrotik NV2 TDMA based protocol.
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Ubiquiti NanoBeam 16dbi Short Link PtP

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Ubiquiti’s new 16dbi version of the NanoBeam is now in stock. This new creation is half the size and half the weight of its counterpart the NanoBeam 19dbi and contains all the same features and same design that stands the NanoBeams apart from the rest of the Ubiquiti range. Unlike the NanoStations more spread out beam (to help the NanoStations serve as access point) the NanoBeams however are directional devices more suited for Point to Point links and this new one is no exception.
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New Product: Ubiquiti PowerBeam AC

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The Latest in Ubiquiti AC devices is here, the PowerBeam PBE-5AC-500 is the latest in the PowerBeam range and now boasting the new 802.11 AC technology to deliver higher throughput over wireless links (up to 3x faster than previous PowerBeam models).

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Not only is the new PowerBeam faster and capable of handling more traffic it comes as standard with a Ubiquiti radome cover to shield to keep the PowerBeam running no matter what mother nature throws at it. The new AC PowerBeam come with as standard with all the equipment to get it up and going all you do is supply the pole.
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New Product: MikroTik mAP 2n

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MikroTik’s new mAP 2n is now in and ready to go!

The tiny innovation is ideal for WISP’s (Wireless Internet Service Providers) and even home business users. This smart ‘mAP‘ is a fully Router OS capable device and comes equipped with POE Pass through on port 2, this is ideal for WISP’s as an all in one solution can now be made using the ‘mAP‘ to providing wireless to the house whilst simultaneously powering your Wireless internet link (typically a MikroTik SXT). The reverse can also be applied here with the ‘mAP‘ powering a second AP whilst serving reliable internet from your Cabled ISP.
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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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