Main ssh commands for Unifi Access Point

I will put here the ssh commands for Ubiquiti WiFi AP that I use.

Connect to AP via ssh

Ubiquiti Device Discovery

If you don't know how to get the IP Address of your APs, you can use the Ubiquiti Device Discovery tool to find it.

Ubiquiti Device Discovery

Connect through ssh

user@host:~$ ssh -l ubnt
Ubiquiti ssh prompt

ssh password for already registered devices

I will show here how to get or set the ssh password for a Network Management Controller registered device.

ubiquiti manager dashboard ubiquiti manager Site menu ubiquiti manager Site menu, Device Authentication

Set temporary Network Configuration

To be able to download the latest firmware, it can be useful to know how to set networks parameters.

UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# ip addr add dev br0
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# ip route add default via
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf


Firmware Upgrade

If we want to upgrade firmware from ssh, first go to webpage. And get your firmware device URL.

Ubiquiti website url download
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.20# upgrade
Downloading firmware from ''.

Scheduling firmware upgrade...
Waiting for upgrade to start...


UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# info
Ubiquiti ssh informations.
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# restore-default
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# set-default
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# mca-cli
UniFi# set-inform http://your.unifi.controller:8080/inform
UBNT-BZ.v4.3.21# passwd
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