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Beginner’s SETUP GUIDE for NANOSTATION-2 as receiver
and other Ubiquity devices using AirOS firmware V3.6


This guide is primarily intended for mobile users (boaters, campers and truckers) who often
change access points. Fixed users can also use it, although there might be other more suitable
configurations for them.
Make sure the Nanostation 2 (Nano for short) isconnected to your computer’s network card
with network cables, via the power injector (supplied with 12V either from the included wall-wart or
another 12VDC source). There should then be at least one LED lit on the back of the Nanostation.
On the original Nanostation shipping box, find and write down the default IP address (we assume:, the user name and password (should both be “ubnt”).Do not loose this information!
1) Set your computer to communicate with Nanostation
1a) Windows
1b) Mac OS X
2) Program Nanostation as receiver (station) and router
3) Choose and connect to a WIFI signal


Windows XP

• Open Start/ Control panel/ Network Connections.
• Or in Classic Start menu: Start/ Settings/ Control panel/ Network Connections.

Windows Vista

• Open Start,right-click on Network and then Properties (or Start/Control Panel).
• Double click Network and Sharing Center, click Manage network connections.
Network Connections window will appear:

Windows 7

• Open the Start orb, click on Control Panel,
• Click View Network Status and Tasks, then Change adapter settings:

Page 1

• Enable your network card: right-click on Local Area Connectionand select Enable (if it’s
already enabled, the option would be “Disable” and just leave it as is).
• If there is a built in WIFI card, it should be disabled (right click and choose “Disable” if not
already so).
• Right click on Local Area Connection
and select Properties:
• If you do not need to share files or a printer on
your local network you should disable (un-tick)
“Client...” and“File and...”
for added security.
• WinXP: double click on Internet Protocol:
• Vista and Win7: double click on
Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4):

• Fill in as pictured here:

We’re entering a static (fixed) IP address
This will be your computer’s IP *
This is always so
This is the IP of the Nano


Nano IP here too
(The Nano will be acting
as a DNS server)

* Note: The lastnumber can be any number

from 1 to 254 except 20 which is taken.

• Click OK twice. There should be 2 LEDs lit on the Nanostation (power + network cable).
• Go to page 5.

Page 2


Mac OS X
If the AirPort is on, best to turn it off:

Mac OS X 10.4
• Click on the Apple icon then System Peferences:

• Click on Network:

• Select the Built-in Ethernet:
• then click on Configure.(Option: create a new Location configuration
named Nano to quickly return to
these settings in the future)

• Fill in as pictured here:

(= default gateway)

• Click on Apply.
• There should now be 2 LEDs lit on the Nanostation (power + network cable).
• Goto page 5.
Page 3

AC OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
• Click on the Apple icon then System Peferences
• Click on Network:

(Option:create a
Location configuration
named Nano to quickly
return to these settings
in the future)

• Select Ethernet:

• Fill in like like this:

• Click on Apply:

• There should now be 2 LEDs lit on the Nanostation (power + network cable).
NOTE for other Mac versions: if you have two TCP/IP settings, then choose IPv4.


• AirOS firmware versions (firmware on a device islike the operating system on a
computer): the current version is AirOS 3.6 as pictured here in the screen shots. If you
receive a unit with a later firmware (or if you update it later), additional settings may be
• Directional antenna: The built in antenna points to the front of unit (LEDs are on back)
with a horizontal beam width of about 60 degrees.
• Resetting device: Should...
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