Friday, May 27, 2011

Fixing Unifi!

Alright here's the deal... I just got unifi installed and got all excited over it! Epic!! Went on installing the wireless settings for my laptop, uncle's laptop, brothers laptop... and when it came to my dad's laptop, we couldn't detect the unifi network! After trying and trying and restarting and restarting... things didn't get better... especially it being an old underpowered machine, the startup time takes about 5 to 10 minutes, which frustrated me even more!! Hence...
Yeah... I wish...
Anyway I went ahead and did some research which brought me over to this dude's blog, which reveals some security flaws with unifi. Check it out here! This dude knows all the shit about unifi! Except when it comes to the latest firmware 7.09 for the D-Link router. 
Like seriously I spent 3 hours medaling with the shit trying to use it as a bridge to my previous router, but naaaahhhhh... doesnt work with the latest firmware. REMEMBER: ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR SETTINGS BEFORE TRYING ANYTHING!

Well let's cut to the chase... I noticed this on my dad's laptop wireless network center 

- The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of the network

I figured that it's probably my the computer's network adapter just ain't "canggig" enough to handle N-wireless settings and that I had to buy an external network adapter. Luckily, I'm a cheapskate and don't want to give the tenants of digital mall that hundred bucks or so, therefore I gave it one last search before giving up and I came across this in LYN!
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1) Login to via a LAN cable.
Username: admin
Password: telekom (the password could be blank)

2) Click "Wireless Setup" on the left-hand menu.

3) Click "Manual Wireless Connection Setup" button.

4) Go to "Wireless Network Global Settings" section.

5) Untick "Enable Auto Channel Selection" checkbox.

6) Set the "Wireless Channel" number to 11.

7) Click "Save Settings" button.

Your router will reboot and it'll take a while, i.e., 2 to 3 minutes.

Once it has come back online, you should be able to detect the wifi and connect to it.
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And Waaa-LAaaa!! It works! My dad's computer can now use Unifi!!

For those who faces a similar problem! Do not fear, salvation is just 2 minutes away!



  1. SUPER THANKS A LOT DUDE!!!! I spent a looong time reading forums to search for the answer but all led me to dead ends. And then I came to your blog here and voila!! My wife is a happy unifi user now finally. Kekeke, thanks for caring enough to share this with others! :)

  2. Hey Daryl! 

    Glad you found it useful! Will continue to share other tips if I come across any! Enjoy your Unifi!