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airFiber - Troubleshooting an Inaccessible Device


This article guides the reader through the most common issues that can cause access to an airFiber device to be lost.

Steps to Troubleshoot

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Please check each of the following items:

1. In-Band Management versus Out-of-Band Management

  • If you are using the Management port, make sure that the airFiber is configured with the correct subnet for the interface the Management Port is plugged into.
  • The Management Port is not bridged to the Data interface. Management frames will not traverse the wireless link.
    • If you plan to use Out-of-Band Management, you will need a cable plugged into the Management Port of each airFiber.
  • If you are using In-Band Management, make sure to leave In-Band Management enabled during the initial configuration.
    ATTENTION:If there is no cable running to the Management Port and In-Band Management is disabled, there will be no way to gain access to the device without factory resetting or running a cable to the Management Port.

2. Are you using a Management VLAN?

  • Make sure that you have your router and switch ports configured correctly, tagging the interface that the airFiber is plugged into.

3. Service Ports

  • Is there a firewall between you and the unreachable device?
    • Allow or forward ports:
      • SSH: 22.
      • Web UI: 80, 443.
      • Telnet: 23.
  • Did you configure a non-standard port for the services?
    • For Web UI: Append :<port> to the URL.
      • For example if the Web Server port is configured as 8080:
    • For SSH: Append -p <port> to your command line.
      • For example if the SSH Server port is configured as 2022: ssh -l ubnt -p 2022
    • For Telnet: Append <port> to your command line.
      • For example if the Telnet Server port is configured as 2323: telnet 2323

4. IP Conflict

  • Ensure no other device on the network is sharing the same IP address.

5. Subnet

  • Ensure your current device is routed to the subnet that the inaccessible device is configured in.


  • Was the device configured to receive a DHCP address?
    • Ensure the DHCP server successfully leased an IP address.
    • Try to access the device through the DHCP fallback address. 

7. WiFiman

  • Ubiquiti's WiFiman may be helpful to find the correct IP address.
  • Ensure port 10001 is not blocked in the network.

Related Articles

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