Which Software for Unifi AC Mesh (UAP-AC-M)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 21:21    Post subject: Which Software for Unifi AC Mesh (UAP-AC-M) Reply with quote
Hi,

I want to convert my Ubiquity Unifi AC Mesh (UAP-AC-M) to dd-wrt.

Unfortunately its not clear for me which software needs to be flashed and if an activation is required

which one of these two possibilites is the correct one?

https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=Unifi%20AP%20AC%20Outdoor_- (Activation required)

or the latest beta e.g.:
https://dd-wrt.com/support/other-downloads/?path=betas%2F2021%2F03-21-2021-r46130%2Fubnt_UAP-AC-MESH%2F -- is there an activation required?

Thanks in advance!
BR

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 21:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
Supported devices and router database are not updated, but assume ubnt_UAP-AC-MESH folder is correct.

It appears all Ubiquiti need a professional activation license. I would contact them to confirm the model.

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2021/ - https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2021/

https://dd-wrt.com/shop/ - https://dd-wrt.com/contact
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 14:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, will contact them via email

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 14:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt wrote:
Supported devices and router database are not updated, but assume ubnt_UAP-AC-MESH folder is correct.

It appears all Ubiquiti need a professional activation license. I would contact them to confirm the model.

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2021/ - https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2021/

https://dd-wrt.com/shop/ - https://dd-wrt.com/contact



According to the openWRT Wiki the UAP-AC-M uses a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 CPU wheras the this https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=Unifi%20AP%20AC%20Outdoor_- uses a BCM4706

yeah need definately a confirmation which on is the right FW

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 15:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
The router database is pointing to a different folder, ubnt_UAP-AC, assume those pages are outdated.

Folder ubnt_UAP-AC-MESH is likely to be what you need, but always good to confirm.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 15:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't know why you are comparing different models. The UAP-AC Outdoor is not the UAP-AC-M.

https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ubiquiti_Networks_UniFi_AP_AC_(UAP-AC)

https://www.ui.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-outdoor/

https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-ac-mesh-ap

EDIT: There is obviously some confusion, and not sure if the Mesh is the 'v2' or what. This is why I don't generally do custom firmware on Ubitquiti.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 16:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
I don't know why you are comparing different models. The UAP-AC Outdoor is not the UAP-AC-M.

https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ubiquiti_Networks_UniFi_AP_AC_(UAP-AC)

https://www.ui.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-outdoor/

https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-ac-mesh-ap

EDIT: There is obviously some confusion, and not sure if the Mesh is the 'v2' or what. This is why I don't generally do custom firmware on Ubitquiti.


because they are often sold as Unifi AC Outdoor, this Model is pretty confusing
but its now evident that my model is UAP-AC-M

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 16:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not your fault, assume router database and supported devices are old models and defining term is M for Mesh.

I would still contact to confirm because the ubnt_UAP-AC-MESH folder has two installer binaries and text files.

Both similar yet different and upgrade files are the installers, very confusing so have to ask a full explanation.

Once installed correctly with the hardware version you have, upgrade file is UAP-AC-M-webflash-firmware.bin.
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