Template:TFTP Flashing Steps

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Enter Factory Reset Mode

  1. Unplug the ethernet from the antenna (This turns it off.)
  2. Use a paper clip to hold in the reset button
  3. Plug the ethernet back in to the antenna, holding the paperclip steady as you do
  4. Continue holding the paper clip until the light on the side of your UAP AC Mesh starts blinking OFF/WHITE/BLUE (should take about 30 seconds)

Set Up a Static IP Address

The next step is to assign your computer a static IP address of

  1. Windows: Setting a static IP address in Windows 10
  2. Mac: Setting a static IP address in OSX
  3. Linux: Setting a static IP address in Ubuntu 18.04 desktop

Downgrade Ubiquiti AirOS

Because we are "jailbreaking" the Ubiquiti router, we have to downgrade to an older version of their proprietary firmware first. Using a tool called TFTP, we can do this quite simply.

  1. Download version 3.7 of Ubiquiti's AirOS
  2. Rename the firmware file to firmware.bin, as the device will look for this file name
  3. Launch a command prompt/terminal, and enter the following, one line at a time:
tftp> connect {{{device_ip|<device_ip>}}}
tftp> binary
tftp> rexmt 1
tftp> timeout 60
tftp> put firmware.bin
Sent x bytes in x seconds