Part 4- Logging in and Changing the password.
1. Plug the power cord into the back of the router.
2. Plug a Cat5 or 6 cord into the Ethernet port labeled 0 on the front of the router. (You could probably use 1 or 2 as well, but let’s not get fancy).
3. Plug the other end of the aCat5/6 cable into your Ethernet adapter on your PC.
4. Open a web browser in the address bar type 192.168.1.1 and hit enter.
5. You should now be greeted with a log on screen, type “ubnt” without the quotes for username and password.
6. You should now be on the Dashboard screen of the EdgeOs at the top right is a tab called users. Click it
7. We should now be on the users screen where we can change the username and password. Let’s do that first. We have to add a new user then delete the old one. So click add user
8. Now we will fill in the Create New Local User Box. Fill in whatever you want for user name and password and hit save.
9. Now your back on the Users screen click the actions dropdown for the old default ubnt user and select delete.
Alright we are done with part 4, now we are going to load that config file from the nice folks at Small Net Builder.
Part 5- Loading a config, so we can use this thing
You are probably wondering why we are going to load an old configuration form an article in 2013. Well, when I tried this router initially I decided to update the router firmware from a local file using the EdgeOs web interface. Every time I tried it would give an error. So Naturally I googled the error and quite a few people had the issue as well. So I figured this method out as a workaround. You are more than welcome to just go ahead and try and update to the 1.9 firmware from the system screen and skip all this if you wish. It is basically the same as part 6.
1. From the dashboard screen (or any screen really), go to the bottom left corner and click “System”
You will be greeted with the system screen where you can change some stuff and update firmware and upload configuration files. So lets upload a configuration file that will make Ethernet port 0 the WAN port. In addition, it will make Ethernet port 1 a LAN port, and Ethernet port 2 a LAN port as well. Ports 1 and 2 will not be bridged they will be separate networks. You can bridge them later if you like through the wizards (keep in mind when you bridge them it will turn off hardware offload, and the router will max out around 200Mbps. If your internet connection is 200Mbps or less line that is fine, if it is higher though then leave them unbridged so this thing can fly.
2. Scroll down until you find the configuration and management part of the screen, under restore config select upload, point it to the ubnt_erl_2lan_w_dhcp.tar.gz
file we downloaded earlier from small net builder and click open. The router taks a few to update.
3. Ok now scroll down further until you see restart & shutdown router. Restart it.
4. OK, hopefully we did things right. So now we can change some plugs around and hook this up to the internet. Take the Cat5/6 cable from your modem and plug it into the Eth0 port on the front of the router (it is now the WAN port thanks to the config file we just loaded). Plug a Cat5/6 cable from the Eth1 port which is now a LAN port (you could probably use the Eth2 port if you wanted, but once again let’s keep it simple) and plug the other end into your network card on your PC.
5. Restart your pc and router, open your browser and you should have internet. You might get an error from windows, you can let it auto fix your net adapter or you can go back in and undo the static ip we set earlier from your pc. Windows has no problem doing this for you if you let it. If not, just make the adapter look like this and you should be fine.