Learn how to set up your UniFi Access Point in Standalone Mode using the UniFi Network app without a UniFi Network Controller. See FAQs below to learn the difference between using Standalone and Controller modes.
If you wish to adopt the device into an existing UniFi Network Controller, see the Device Adoption article.
1. Prepare your UniFi AP for setup
Prepare your UniFi AP for setup by following the steps outlined in the Quick Start Guide (QSG) of the device.
The AP should be powered on and connected to the network, the LED indicator should be steady white.
2. Download the UniFi Network app from App Store or Google Play
3. Connect to your AP via Account > Standalone Devices
Select Standalone Devices from the Account area to begin the device discovery process.
If you don't have a network yet, select Connect to AP to connect to your access point manually.
4. Scan the QR code on the back of your AP
You will need to scan the QR code on the back side of your device to connect to it.
You can also specify the MAC ID of the device manually by clicking Enter ID manually.
5. Complete the connection process
Click Join to allow UniFi Network to connect to your new access point.
This will allow you to manage your new device from the Standalone Devices screen.
6. Change the credentials for your access point
You will now see your new AP on the Standalone Devices screen.
Start configuring it by changing the default device credentials—you will use these to manage the device.
7. Finish the configuration of your Standalone AP
Now, select Configure to configure your access point in Standalone mode.
You can set up your new Wi-Fi network under WLANs, change the name of your device and adjust other settings.