The path to an Ubiquiti home network Part 3
Create A Wireless Network
Posted: 05 April 2019
Last Modified: 05 April 2019
The path to an Ubiquiti home network Part 1 Unifi Cloud Key
The path to an Ubiquiti home network Part 2 Unifi Access Point
The path to an Ubiquiti home network Part 3 Create Wireless Network (this post)
Add a Wireless Network
Using your web browser, login to your ubnt.unfi.com account and click launch on your cloud key or login to the CloudKey/Unifi SDN Controller via its ip address in a web browser.
On the left menu bar click settings denoted by the image
Click create new wireless network
Enter the details for the new wireless network
- Name/SSID enter the name for your wireless network. This is the name that will appear on your device when viewing the available wireless networks available to connect with.
- Enabled leave this ticked/checked.
no securityat all and should not be used for the home and would allow anyone to connect to your network.
WEPhas many well documented attacks and is less secure than WPA Personal, please DO NOT use
- WPA Personal This one is best for personal/the home, use which is more secure than
- WPA Enterprise is for corporate use.
- Security Key this wants to be easy to remeber as a human but
HARD TO GUESSby a computer or another human. The eff has a nice guide for or doing this with a dice (diceware method). The length for this should be between 8 and 63 characters. Please use more than 8 characters, 3 or more words (chosen using the diceware method) should suffice.
- Guest Policy leave this unchecked.
Once the details have been entered click to create the network.
You should now see your newly created network displayed. In the example below I used NicksWirelessNetwork as the Name/SSID.
Add a Guest Wireless Network
This is the same process as above but this time use a different security key, network name and tick/check the Guest Policy box. With the default Guest Control settings users who connect to networks with Guest Policy enabled will only be able to connect to the internet and none of the devices on your network.
More information can be found in the UniFi - Guest Network, Guest Portal and Hotspot System article.