Unifi Controller 5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

UniFi Controller is server application to manage UniFi Access Points by Ubiquiti Networks.

  • Download Controller 5 from Ubiquiti site
  • Install

    sudo gdebi unifi_sysvinit_all.deb

  • Start unifi service
    service unifi status
  • visit

Under the hood

  • compatible with Java 6, 7 & 8
  • MogoDB included
  • uses 8443, 8080, 8880, 8843, 27117, 3478, 8881, 8882

Some service that might uses the above ports

  • LXD – 8443
  • Apache2/httpd or Nginx – 8080

Make sure they are not running or not using the port before starting the unifi service.

Other resources

[fixed] Fail to insert dummy STA entry for the AP (error -17)


  • My linux couldn’t connect to WiFi
  • dmesg in terminal shows

      [ XXX.XXXXXX] wlan0: failed to insert Dummy STA entry for the AP (error -17)
  • same problem described here

Continue reading “[fixed] Fail to insert dummy STA entry for the AP (error -17)”

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