I have a Ubiquiti AP Pro that went down randomly last night. It was blinking white very slowly. After plugging/unplugging, it shows no sign of life at all.
I have not investigated it yet. Going to look at it after work today. Just wanted to see if anyone had any tips for troubleshooting. I know several people here use Ubiquiti gear. I have several APs in various places and have never had one go down before.
My first thought is to check the POE. Then hardware reset… Not sure what to do after that.
I’ll go to the Ubiquiti forums if I can’t figure it out, but they are generally pretty slow there, so I thought I’d ask here first.
When I first got mine (original ac one) it did that a couple of times and I think it was just a bad PoE injector as I was using one that I already had rather than the one that came with it. After replacing it I stopped having problems, so you’re probably right about the PoE switch dying.
I have an ER-Pro that currently has a failover bond to a switch. Bonding in EdgeOS kills the hardware acceleration and spams the log with errors. So obviously, I don’t want to do that, but I’d still like to have link redundancy for the LAN (router on a stick config).
Is there another way to establish link redundancy to the LAN that won’t cause these problems?
Long answer: If you want redundancy, you don’t have it with a single router, which in and of itself is a single point of failure. And based on this thread, I’m losing faith in Ubuquiti’s hardware. Me, personally, I’ve only been interested in their access points. I’ve never been impressed by their routers or other hardware. I’ll stick with the usual suspects for that stuff.
Unfortunately i only have light experience with the AP’s and pfsense, though pfsense and ubiquiti AP’s play well and i can imagine setting up some sort of failover shouldnt be very difficult in that setup
Yeah, the only substantive response I’ve gotten on the Ubiquiti forum was to get another router and configure VRRP. That’s way overkill, especially since I only have one WAN uplink anyway. I just want the redundant link because it’s in a shared colo rack (different location than the POE situation) and I don’t trust people… The management interfaces on all of my servers are failover bonds.
I bought into Ubiquiti a few years ago when I was less experienced. If I was starting today, I’d go with pfsense for the routing. That said, it’s mostly fine. Vyatta will do most things well and the hardware offloading is nice.
What switches do you like? Ubiquiti offers a good price for 10GbE, but I haven’t looked at competitors recently. I did have a Supermicro Switch at one point that was decent.