Before Buying: About AmpliFi

Which AmpliFi model is best for my home?

AmpliFi offers several model options to meet each home's different networking needs. The AmpliFi kits offer a more robust solution, but many times the powerful standalone router (AFI-R) will be enough to provide internet to all corners of the home. Additionally you can build your own system with our standalone products, customizing AmpliFi to fit your specific needs. See the Compatibility Guide below for the combinations that are possible. To select which model to purchase, consider each product's specifications.

Note This article includes a brief description of the AmpliFi models, but please visit each model's product page (linked in the model names below) to see more information, or check out the full specifications tables in the product Datasheets. The ranges provided below are free of obstructions. If obstructions or interference are present in the deployment, ranges can vary.

AmpliFi Kits

  • AmpliFi HD System (AFI-HD): this kit includes a router base station and two wireless super mesh points for maximum Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Range: 20,000 Sq Ft.
  • AmpliFi Instant Wi-Fi System (AFI-INS): includes a router with an easy-to-use touchscreen display, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, a WAN port, an Ethernet cable, and one MeshPoint with an Ethernet port to maximize coverage and eliminate dead zones in your home. Range : 4,000 Sq Ft.
  • AmpliFi HD Gamer’s Edition (AFI-G): this kit is equipped with a GeForce NOW QoS mode, developed by Ubiquiti with NVIDIA’s support to quickly adjust networks for optimal game-streaming performance. Range: 20,000 Sq Ft.
  • AmpliFi Teleport Kit (AFi-RT): this kit includes an AmpliFi HD Router that runs your home network and Wi-Fi, and an AmpliFi Teleport: a portable hardware extension to the router, that makes the home network and its internet connection available from a different location. Range: 10,000 Sq Ft.

Important The hardware found in our AmpliFi HD and Gamers edition kits (router and two mesh points) are hardware coded to one another. Thos two kits cannot be added to one another. After purchasing an AmpliFi HD System or Gamer's Edition kit, only use our three standalone products to expand your AmpliFi mesh system (AFI-R, AFI-P-HD, and AFI-INS-R). The mesh system is capable of handling as many standalone mesh units as needed.

AmpliFi Standalone Devices

  • Standalone HD Mesh Router (AFI-R) is great for powerful coverage in an average sized space. Additionally, the standalone mesh router can be a powerful tool when added to existing AmpliFi hardware. Range: 10,000 Sq Ft.
  • Standalone MeshPoint HD (AFI-P-HD) is a fantastic solution for not only adding distance and coverage to existing AmpliFi units, but also works with third party routing solutions. Please note that the MeshPoint will not provide internet on its own, it must be paired to a router. Range: 5,000 Sq Ft.
  • AmpliFi Instant (AFI-INS-R) is a simple and quick setup solution designed for ease of use, while still packing that AmpliFi punch for long range needs. Range: 2,000 Sq Ft.
  • AmpliFi Teleport (AFi-T) is a portable hardware extension of an AmpliFi Router that can be taken anymore to create an encrypted connection to your home network, expanding it wherever you go. Please note that the Teleport will not provide internet on its own, it must be paired to a router.

Compatibility Guide

This compatibility guide illustrates which models are compatible for meshing and pairing; check marks indicate compatibility. For example, the AFI-HD is owned and another AFI-HD is wanting to be purchased. According to the table, you will not be able to pair those two.

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Does AmpliFi have a web interface?

AmpliFi's web interface can be used on MacOS and Windows to perform initial configuration of the network and manage advanced options. See how to perform initial setup on the web interface in the AmpliFi User Guide, Chapter 4: Installing Without the App. The AmpliFi Router is meant to be managed from a smart phone or tablet.

To access AmpliFi's web interface you must be connected to the AmpliFi network on your device. Open a web browser and in the URL type in either http://amplifi.lan/ or the router IP address. (To obtain the router IP address look for the screen below on your AmpliFi router by tapping on the LCD screen)

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Important This screen shows the router IP address

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Can AmpliFi be used outdoors?

AmpliFi and the MeshPoints are intended for indoor use. The operating temperature is between 14 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit and the operating humidity levels are between 5% and 95% non-condensing. 

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Will AmpliFi replace my modem?

AmpliFi will not replace your cable, DSL, or fiber modem. You need a modem in order to operate the AmpliFi. To find a modem that will work with the network please contact your service provider. If you have a fiber optic service and a modem from the service provider, AmpliFi will also be compatible. 

 

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Can I use AmpliFi with third party routers?

Yes, the standalone AmpliFi mesh points can be paired with third party routers. And the AmpliFi kits can be paired with 3rd party routers as long as one of the routers (the third party one, or the AmpliFi one) is set in bridge mode. See our compatibility table to see other ways to expand your AmpliFi network.

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Can I use third-party chargers with the router?

No, it's not recommended to use third-party chargers with your AmpliFi router. The AmpliFi router requires more power than what a typical USB-C charger supports. The AmpliFi charger was specifically designed to power the AmpliFi router, whereas a third-party charger might provide insufficient power which could lead to getting an "Adapter error", random restarts, or even damage your device.

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Setting Up AmpliFi

Selecting Router and Mesh Point Placement

For best performance, place the AmpliFi router at the center of the home or as close to the center as possible. It is recommended to place an AmpliFi mesh point on each side of the router, halfway between the AmpliFi router and an area in the home where there is poor connectivity. 

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If placing the AmpliFi router near the center of the home is not possible, "daisy chaining" is the next best solution. That means that the signal will jump from one mesh point to the next.

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Once placed, if the signal is not ideal, move the mesh points around a bit, trying to keep the face of the mesh point toward the router for best reception. Observe the mesh points' LEDs to verify where they are receiving the best signal.

Tip The LEDs on the AmpliFi mesh points indicate signal strength. All five of the LEDs on a mesh point will light up when it is receiving 100% signal. See other LED statuses in this article.

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Viewing AmpliFi Firmware Information

The AmpliFi device's firmware version is in the About section of the AmpliFi app. Follow these steps to find it:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router. 

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3. Scroll down to the Information section of general settings and select About.

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4. View the version information. 

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Tip For help updating the AmpliFi router click here.

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Updating the AmpliFi Firmware

To update the AmpliFi firmware or view its current version please follow the steps below. This article contains the release notes for the different firmware versions.

Viewing Current Version

To find the AmpliFi device's current version please follow these steps.

1. Launch the AmpliFi app and select the device. 

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 2. Select the About section. 

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3. The version is displayed under the Device Information header.

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Updating to Current Version

1. Launch the AmpliFi app. 

2. Select the AmpliFi router icon. 

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3. Navigate to Update in the information subsection. 

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4. AmpliFi will check for the newest firmware and you will be prompted to upgrade if there is one available. 

Warning During the upgrade the AmpliFi router will reboot and connection may be briefly lost.

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Changing the Wi-Fi Network Name and Password

By default, the AmpliFi Wi-Fi and administrator password (device password) match. You can change the admin password following this article. To change the Wi-Fi password, follow these steps:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router. 

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3. Tap Wireless.    

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4. Under Wireless Settings you can change the Wireless SSID Name, which is the name that devices wanting to connect to your network will see. You can also change the Wireless Password, which is the password those devices will have to provide in order to connect to your network.

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5. Tap the check mark in the top right hand to save your new settings.

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Changing the Admin Password

The admin password is the password needed to access and manage AmpliFi from the mobile app. By default, this password and the Wi-Fi network password is the same, but they can both be changed in the app. To learn how to change the Wi-Fi password, see this article. To change the administration password of the AmpliFi router please perform the following steps.

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.

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3. Tap General

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4. Scroll down to the Actions section and tap Change password.

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5. Save your changes by tapping the check mark in the upper right hand corner.

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Configuring Mesh Mode

The AmpliFi Mesh Points can be used in "Mesh Mode" to create a mesh network with other routers. The AmpliFi Mesh Points can be used with third-party routers, but it is recommended to use them with AmpliFi routers for optimal performance. Follow the steps to configure Mesh Mode based on the router used in your network:

• For Existing AmpliFi Networks: Log in to your router using the app with Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone. The option to "Set Up an Additional Mesh" will appear on the screen. Click Add and you will be prompted to name the device. After you've named the device, it will be configured and integrated into your mesh network. 

• For Third-Party Routers: Launch the AmpliFi app and tap "Set Up AmpliFi Standalone Mesh Point". This will configure the device for your current network and add the mesh functionality to your existing network

Note You will still be able to manage the Mesh Point with the AmpliFi app.

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Customizing AmpliFi

Changing The MeshPoints Backhaul Frequency

The MeshPoint can utilize either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequencies. For applications that require long range coverage it is recommended to use 2.4Ghz. If the MeshPoint has a low signal strength using 2.4Ghz can improve signal.

 

To change the frequency of a MeshPoint please follow these steps.

 

1. Launch the AmpliFi app. 

2. Tap the MeshPoint you wish to configure. 

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3. Select the drop down menu and choose the frequency desired. 

 

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4. Select the check mark to save the configuration. 

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Setting your network type

Switching the network type may be necessary in some instances. This article will walk through how to switch the network type. It can be done through the AmpliFi app or the web UI.

Through the app

1. Navigate to the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap on the main router.

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3. Tap on Internet

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4. Select the preferred network type (DHCP,PPPoE, or static)

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5. Enter in the correct credentials where prompted.

Through the web UI

1. Navigate to the web UI. For info on how to do that click here.

2. Once in the web UI designate the network type. (DHCP, Static, PPPoe, Bridge mode)

3. Enter in the correct credentials where prompted.

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Enabling Remote Access

Access the AmpliFi from outside the local internet connection by enabling remote access. Follow these steps to enable this feature:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app. 

2. Select the upper, left hand menu (three horizontal lines).

3. Select the G or F to enable remote access using Google/Facebook. Remote access is only available if you have an account on either one of these platforms.

4. If you have already linked an account with the AmpliFi you will see the remote access menu option.

Note If you select Google or Facebook you will be asked to link your account with the app.

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4. Tap "YES, ADD THIS AMPLIFI".

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5. Wait for the setting to finish applying. You can now access your AmpliFi from outside the local network.

Note You must have an internet connection to connect to the AmpliFi router via remote access.

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Configuring a Guest Network

When you set up your new AmpliFi router, you may also want to set up a guest network for friends and family. For initial setup see this article: Enabling a Guest Network. This article covers the settings that can be configured once the guest network has been enabled.

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the Guest tab.

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3. On the Guest screen, you can configure the following:

    • Guest Wi-Fi: You can enable or disable the guest network.
    • Guest Number: You can change the number of guests to allow at one time.
    • Time Limit: You can set a time limit for guest access.

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4. Tap Settings.

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5. The Wireless screen appears. Scroll down to the Guest section. You can configure the following:

    • SSID: You can change the name of your guest network. This is the name users will see on the Wireless Networks list on their devices.
    • Security: Select the type of wireless security you use: None, WPA PSK, or WPA2 PSK. None is the default and won't request a password to allow users to connect. WPA PSK and WPA2 PSK will request for a password before allowing users to connect to your guest network.
    • Password: If you selected WPA PSK or WPA2 PSK security, provide the password your guests will have to input to connect.
    • Verify Password: Enter the guest password you just created to verify it.
    • Show Password: Tap the control to display or hide the password on this screen.
    • Hide SSID: Tap the control to display or hide the SSID (name of the guest network) from device Wireless Network lists. This allows you to create a guest network but only show it when you have guests, and hide it when you don't want anyone connecting to your network. Learn more about hiding your SSID in this article.

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6. Tap ✓ to save your settings.

7. To share a password select the share option, and choose a method to share the password. 

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Adding AmpliFi Standalone Devices as Mesh Points

It is possible to add AmpliFi standalone devices such as the HD MeshPoint, HD Router or Instant Router as a mesh point to expand an existing AmpliFi network, either wirelessly or via ethernet backhaul. There is virtually no limit to the amount of standalone units that can be added as access points to the AmpliFi network. This article includes the following instructions:

Warning Adding devices to networks can only be done with standalone units. Mesh points from AmpliFi kit systems cannot be paired to any router other than the one they came bundled with.

Add an AmpliFi HD MeshPoint to an AmpliFi Network

1.Ensure the MeshPoint you wish to add is plugged in and powered on: the three middle LED lights on the MeshPoint should be flashing.

2. Option 1: Launch the AmpliFi app, and select Add to network to add the MeshPoint the app has discovered. Note it may take up to two minutes to fully adopt a new device.

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3. Option 2: Alternatively you can manually add the MeshPoint using the AmpliFi router's LCD screen. When prompted, select Add to Mesh and wait for adoption to complete.

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Add an AmpliFi HD Mesh Router or Instant Router to an AmpliFi Network

This process will show how to add a standalone router or AmpliFi Instant wirelessly to the mesh. To learn how to configure an ethernet wired backhaul see this article. Both the HD and the Instant routers are added using the same method described in this section.

1. Ensure that the router is plugged in and displaying the screen shown below. This will mean it is ready for adoption.

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2. Option 1: Launch the AmpliFi app and select Add to network to add the router discovered to the mesh network. Note it may take up to two minutes to fully adopt new device.

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Option 2: Alternatively, manually add the new router using the currently configured router's LCD screen. When prompted, select Add to Mesh and wait for adoption to complete.

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How to Add an AmpliFi HD MeshPoint to a Third Party Router's Network

The standalone AmpliFi HD MeshPoint can be set up as an access point with a 3rd party router by following this procedure:

1. Ensure that the MeshPoint is plugged in and that the 3 middle LEDs are flashing, indicating that the MeshPoint is ready to be added.

2. Setup can be performed using the AmpliFi app or by connecting to the MeshPoint's Setup wireless network on a computer or mobile device.

Setup through the setup network

1. Connect to the MeshPoint's setup network, it should have the model name of the device and several letters and numbers after.

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2. A setup window will pop up, select the network that the MeshPoint will extend (the local network).

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3. Enter the password for the network you selected.

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4. The MeshPoint will then connect to the selected network.

Setup using the AmpliFi app

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select Setup AmpliFi Standalone MeshPoint

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3. Select the standalone MeshPoint to be set up.

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4.Select a local network for it to extend and enter the password for that network.

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4. After entering the password the MeshPoint will connect to the selected network.

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Enabling QoS

QoS or "Quality of Service" is a feature that gives users the ability to prioritize bandwidth to certain clients or devices on the network based on what they are being used on. AmpliFi prioritizes into three categories: Gaming, Streaming and Normal. Gaming will have the highest priority, followed by Streaming and then Normal. The following steps describe how to enable QoS for your network and optimize your router.

Note If you cannot see these options, check and see if you are on Bridge Mode. When on Bridge Mode you will not have access to features such as QoS and Guest Network.

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Locate and select the Family tab. On Android devices the menu bar is located on the top of the page as shown, for iOS devices the menu bar is located on the bottom of the page.

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3. From your list of connected clients, slide your finger from right to left on any given wireless client to open QoS options.

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4. Select one of the three options: Gaming, Streaming or Normal. For this example, Streaming will be selected prioritizing this device for streaming use.

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5. A small icon will appear below the device title confirming the QoS setting was successful. If there is no icon then the device is on normal priority. 

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Advanced Configuration

Creating a Static Lease

Assigning your devices a static IP address ensures they will always have that same IP. Static IP addresses are necessary for services such as remote access and creating port forwarding rules; and can also be useful to keep track of the IP addresses of key devices that are commonly connected to a network. Follow the steps below to assign a static IP to a device.

Tip We recommend connecting the device to the AmpliFi network before proceeding, as it will simplify the process. But instructions for both scenarios will be shown below: New Devices and Known Devices.

Assigning a Static IP Address to a New Device

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the image of the AmpliFi router to open the Configuration page.

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3. Select DHCP Server.

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4. Select Static Leases.

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5. Tap the plus sign in the top right corner to create a new static lease.

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6. Give the static lease a name to identify it later on, input your device's and assign an IP address from the list. Tap on the check in the top right corner to save the static lease.

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Note You will still need to assign this IP address to your device for it to connect to the AmpliFi network.

If you use an android device, you will manually enter the IP address instead of selecting from a list.

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Assigning a Static IP to a Known Device

1.Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the Family section to view devices connected to the network.

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3. Select Create Static Lease.

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4. The Name and MAC Address will already be filled out, now select the IP address for the device and tap the check mark to save.

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Setting Up IPv6

Before proceeding to follow these instructions, please verify that your AmpliFi system is running the latest firmware and the mobile app is running the latest software.

Note It is recommended to always upgrade to the newest release available. In the case of IPv6 configuration, it is necessary to be using as a minimum the following versions: AmpliFi router firmware v2.2.0 or later, iOS and Android App v1.6.0 or later.

Please follow these steps to locate and enable IPv6.

1. Open your AmpliFi smartphone app. 

2. Tap the image of the router to open the router's settings.

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3. Select the "Internet".

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4. Scroll down to "IPv6" and toggle this On. Once it is enabled it will be blue and have a drop down menu for further configuration.

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5. Verify corresponding Network Type.

  • DHCPv6: This mode should be used in most cases. It requires native IPv6 connectivity from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The "Client ID" field is used with the DHCPv6 protocol, but this is not a required field. If you need a Client ID, please contact your ISP in order to receive an IPv6 address.
  • 6to4: This mode can be used when your ISP does not provide native IPv6 connectivity.

6. Tap the check mark on the top right corner to save your settings. If you encounter issues after following this guide, please see our Troubleshooting article.

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Enabling Hardware NAT

The Hardware NAT feature is specifically designed for gigabit users who are experiencing slower throughput via their AmpliFi's LAN ports. It is only recommend to enable this feature if you are experiencing slower "hardwired" speeds out of the back of the AmpliFi unit. Follow the steps below to enable this feature:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the image of the AmpliFi router to open the Configuration page.

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3. Under Settings, select the Internet subsection.

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4. Scroll down to the "Other" subsection and toggle the Hardware NAT to the On position.

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5. Once enabled, tap the check mark found in the top, right corner of the page to save your settings.

6. The router will perform a very quick reboot and Hardware NAT should now be enabled. If you wish to verify, launch the AmpliFi again and make your way to the Internet settings to verify Hardware NAT is on (enabled features will have blue toggles with the circle switch to the right).

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Configuring Port Forwarding

Port forwarding allows a device to get through your firewall through a specific port. This allows a device outside your network to connect to a device inside your network. For example, port forwarding can allow you to check on a camera at home while you are away.

To set up port forwarding, perform these steps:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.

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3.Tap Port Forwarding.

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4. Tap + to create a new port forwarding rule.

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5. Enter a descriptive name for the rule.

  • Enter the IP address of the device which will be allowed access through this port forwarding rule.
  • Enter the appropriate port number in the Source Port field.
  • Enter the appropriate port number in the Destination Port field.
  • Select the appropriate protocol. This is typically TCP (Transmission Control Protocol); however, some services may require UDP (User Datagram Protocol) or both.

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You can also define a range of ports when creating a port forwarding rule, instead of individual ports. In the source and destination port fields, format your port ranges as follows *****-*****, ranges can be set from 1023-65535. In this example ranges are set from 7700-7800.

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Tip You can usually find the port number and protocol for your service in your device documentation or during an online search. Be sure that there is a static lease assigned to your device before port forwarding.

6. Tap the check mark on the upper, right hand corner to save these settings.

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Changing the Network's DNS Address

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the image of the router to open its settings.

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3. Select "Internet" from the Settings menu.

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4. Under Internet Settings, locate "Primary DNS" and "Secondary DNS". Tap on the DNS field(s) to change the DNS to the desired addresses.

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5. Tap the check mark in the upper right corner of the screen to save these changes.

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Configuring the DHCP Server Settings

To manage the DHCP server settings, perform these steps:

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the AmpliFi router icon. 

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3. Select DHCP Server under the advanced subhead.

4. The following may be configured:

    • Range: Select the IP address range to use.
    • Subnet: Select the subnet mask to use. (IOS App only)
    • Start: Enter the starting IP address of the available range.
    • End: Enter the ending IP address of the available range.
    • Lease Validity: Select the duration of time for which IP addresses are valid.
    • Static Leases: Through DHCP, AmpliFi assigns IP addresses automatically. For certain devices, it can be advantageous for your to assign a static IP address keeping each device on a specific IP address. See this article to learn how to assign static leases.

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Troubleshooting

AmpliFi App Speed Test

The AmpliFi router has a built-in speed test feature that will check the speed between the internet service provider (ISP) and AmpliFi when you perform the following steps:

1. Launch the AmpliFi app.

2. Select the performance tab. 

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3. On the bottom right of the page tap the orange speedometer button to begin the test.

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4. The speed test results are displayed after the test completes, notice that the latest test will be highlighted in green. AmpliFi will store the results and record the date and time of the test to provide you a record of performance. 

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Troubleshooting: Device Can't See or Connect to Network

In the event a device cannot see or connect to the AmpliFi network please follow these steps to identify and resolve the issue. 

1. Place the device within one foot of the AmpliFi router and attempt connection. If the device connects to the wireless network and then loses signal as the device is moved away from the AmpliFi router, you my have an interference issue. For help identifying interference please see this article.

2. Verify if there are any devices currently connected to the AmpliFi network. In the event a device is connected but other devices cannot see the network, the SSID may be hidden. Manually type in the wireless information via the device to join the network. Or unhide the SSID, as described in this article.

3. If step 1 and 2 did not resolve the issue, perform a factory reset and complete the set up process. Click here for steps to perform a reset. 

4. If after performing a factory reset, the device still cannot see the AmpliFi network or connect to it, please contact our support team and let them know you have followed this article but the issue persists.

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Troubleshooting: Power Adapter Error and Replacement

In the event that the AmpliFi router displays a "Adapter error" on the LCD screen please perform the following steps.

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1. Make sure the adapter is fully plugged in to the USB C port.

2. Try unplugging the adapter from power and plugging it back in.

3. Fully unplug the USB C end from the AmpliFi and plug it back in.

4. Try using a different outlet.

If the AmpliFi router still displays the "Adapter error" message, the adapter might have been compromised. Please visit the AmpliFi store for replacement options. Please note that currently the only adapter model which is sold separately is the USB C model.

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Troubleshooting: IPv6 Issues

The IPv6 feature can be enabled with the AmpliFi app, to learn how to enable IPv6 please see this article. In the event of an issue with IPv6 please perform the following steps to resolve the issue:

Issue: IPv6 is turned on but resulting in the No IP Address error

  1. Ensure that your ISP provides IPv6 addresses and that you can receive them. Contacting the ISP may be necessary to get this information.
  2. In the AmpliFi app, run a diagnostics test to see if there are any errors occurring. The diagnostics test is available in the AmpliFi app on the utility bar. (Located on the top of the page for Android and the bottom of the page for iOS)

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  • If there is an IPv6 address error, connect a computer directly to the ISP modem and see if it can get an IPv6 address.
  • It may be necessary to unplug your router from the modem to connect the computer to the modem.
  • There are 3rd party websites that will run IPv6 tests.

IPv6 is turned on and is working properly, but presenting slow/unstable speeds

  1. IPv6 may not be provided as the native protocol and the IPv6 option may need to be configured from DHCPv6 to 6to4. For instructions on how to do this see this article.
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Troubleshooting: Slow Throughput on a Mesh Point

If slow speeds are experienced while connected to the internet via the Mesh Points please follow these steps to solve the issue. Please note that you may be facing external factors such as interference; to troubleshoot interference please click here.  

Signal Levels

Ensure that the Mesh Point has adequate signal levels by following these steps:

  1. On the front of the Mesh Point are five LEDs, they display the current signal level. Five lit LEDs indicate 100% signal level. You should have at least 80% signal, or three or more LEDs lit.
  2. Improve signal by ensuring the Mesh Point's front is facing in direction of the AmpliFi router. It is recommended to place Mesh Points in open areas free of thick walls or metal obstructions. 
  3. Try moving the Mesh Point to different locations of the area being covered. Note that the Mesh Points should not normally be within 30 feet of each other. 

Backhaul Band

Change the wireless backhaul bands to improve speeds by following these steps:

  1. Launch the AmpliFi app. 
  2. Select the Mesh Point.

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  3. Select the drop down menu underneath the "Mesh Point backbone band".     DISCON_MESH.jpg

  4. Choose either 5GHz for close range, but high performance or 2.4GHz for longer range.

Other Considerations

If you are using the Mesh Point in a noisy radio frequency area the performance will be effected. If the walls are metal or thick, more Mesh Points could be needed to properly cover the area, note that if the Mesh Points are feeding through another Mesh Point performance can be slightly degraded.

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Not getting gigabit speeds out of AmpliFi

Gigabit speeds ARE supported by the AmpliFi mesh router, however, there is an option called Hardware NAT that needs to be enabled in order to achieve those speeds. Navigate to this article to understand what it is and how to enable it: https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360014557014-Hardware-NAT-What-is-it-and-how-do-I-enable-it-

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Documentation

Firmware Release Notes

This article includes most important details of each AmpliFi firmware release along with its date of release.

v2.9.5 (13-Mar-19)

  • Improved multicast IPTV performance
  • Band steering enhancements
  • Security updates
  • Guest network enhancements
  • Firmware rollback feature added to web portal
  • Additional minor improvements

v2.9.3 (19-Dec-18)

  • Performance improvements
  • Enhancements for AmpliFi Gamer's Edition

v2.9.2 (27-Nov-18)

  • A-MSDU functionality added for improved wireless throughput (enabled via web portal)
  • Configuration backup and restore functionality added to web portal
  • Web portal security improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • Additional minor improvements

v2.8.9 (02-Oct-18)

  • Enhanced Wi-Fi performance and improved stability
  • Updated router LAN port mapping in AmpliFi app
  • Wi-Fi regulatory rules update
  • Improved auto channel selection

v2.8.5 (10-Sep-18)

  • Improved Wi-Fi stability and performance
  • Enhanced automatic Wi-Fi channel selection algorithm
  • Increased robustness of internet connectivity checker
  • Improved web portal
  • Additional bug fixes and enhancements

v2.7.1 (11-Jun-18)

  • Resolved issue when creating an additional Wi-Fi network if special characters are used

v2.7.0 (06-Jun-18)

  • Ability to create an additional Wi-Fi network with a custom name and band on any node
  • Improved band steering
  • Improved Wi-Fi and Ethernet performance
  • Stability improvements

v2.6.3 (03-Apr-18)

  • Added hardware NAT acceleration for tagged WAN VLAN connections
  • Improved stability
  • Band steering enhancement
  • Added special character support in wireless password for Teleport
  • Resolved wired Teleport access point wireless band switching issue

v2.6.2 (20-Feb-18)

  • Improved VPN traffic handling
  • Added web portal option to define external port for Teleport
  • Automatic disabling of hardware NAT when WAN connection uses VLAN
  • Support info improvements

v2.6.1 (05-Feb-18)

  • Resolved stability issue with some third-party routers
  • Added ability to pair standalone Teleport using AmpliFi Router's LCD
  • Temporarily removed 802.11r (available in beta)

v2.6.0 (26-Jan-18)

  • Full gigabit speeds for wired connections (enable Hardware NAT option in mobile app)
  • Wi-Fi client compatibility improvements
  • AmpliFi mesh stability improvements
  • Improved Wi-Fi client roaming between MeshPoints
  • Added AmpliFi Teleport support
  • Added option to bypass DNS cache (enable in web UI)
  • Added fast roaming (enable 802.11 r/k/v options in web UI)
  • Fixed issues with GRE-based VPN connection over AmpliFi network
  • Guest network improvements

Known issue: Apple Watch Series 3 loses Wi-Fi connection when 802.11r option is enabled

v2.4.3 (16-Oct-17)

  • WiFi security improvements (fixed several WPA key management vulnerabilities)

v2.4.2 (02-Oct-17)

  • Corrected DNS resolution issue after upgrading to v2.4.0

v2.4.0 (26-Sep-17)

  • Added WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) support
  • Updated parental controls with improved internet blocking features

v2.2.2 (25-Jul-17)

  • Minor compatibility improvements

v2.2.0 (15-Jun-17)

  • Corrected configuration issue with third-party router setup
  • Internet connectivity status now appears correctly when VLAN settings are used

v2.2.0 (15-Jun-17)

  • IPv6 support (DHCP and 6to4 Tunnel)
  • Enhanced Web UI and added IPv6 configuration support
  • Corrected display of Wi-Fi clients in mobile app in unique scenarios
  • Added number of paused clients to the Router LCD

v2.1.1 (14-Apr-17)

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Security enhancement

v2.1.0 (03-Apr-17)

  • Added QoS options for Wi-Fi client prioritization based on gaming, streaming, or normal Internet usage
  • Touchscreen performance enhancement

v2.0.0 (24-Feb-17)

  • Remote management using your Facebook or Google profile
  • Improved automatic band selection
  • Touchscreen performance enhancement

v1.6.8 (01-Feb-17)

  • Parental controls (Family Profiles)
  • Router's touchscreen can now be used to upgrade firmware and add Mesh Points
  • LAN port status available through the Router's touchscreen
  • Automatic band selection for Wi-Fi Mesh links (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Improved Wi-Fi channel selection
  • Improved interoperability with Plex Media Server
  • Improved NAT throughput for some usage scenarios
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

v1.5.2 (02-Dec-16)

  • Enhanced support for legacy Wi-Fi devices

v1.5.1 (22-Nov-16)

  • Mesh functionality enhancements
  • UPnP fix
  • LCD improvements
  • Wi-Fi legacy mode optimization

v1.4.2 (27-Oct-16)

  • Improved Internet connectivity checking
  • Improved NAT performance
  • Added port forwarding range feature
  • Added Mesh Point pause feature
  • Resolved a DHCP configuration issue
  • Wi-Fi stability and compatibility improvements

Use the AmpliFi app to update the firmware for your devices.

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User Guide

Shipping and Warranty

AmpliFi Returns and Warranty

If after contacting the AmpliFi support team to attempt resolve the issue with your hardware, it has been diagnosed as having a hardware related issue, please go to the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form and fill it out completely. 

On newer models you can scan the QR code on the devices using the camera of your smartphone or table to see the MAC ID.

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Device MAC ID Addresses can also be found on the product box, or on stickers on the devices themselves, when they do not have the QR code available.

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The form will have a drop down with the model names for each product. Your devices packaging will have the model name, or you can search for the correct model in the device's Quick Start Guide.

  • AFi: Base AmpliFi kit
  • AFi-HD: HD AmpliFi kit
  • AFi-LR: LR AmpliFi kit
  • AFi-R: Standalone HD Router, White
  • AFi-R-BK: Standalone HD Router, Black
  • AFi-P-HD: Standalone HD Mesh Point
  • AFI-T: Standalone Teleport
  • AFI-TR: AmpliFi HD Router, Teleport Kit

The RMA process time frame can vary depending on processing and shipping. Please allow 5-7 business days for this process to finalize. To get information on the RMA process please feel free to email the RMA team for updates regarding your replacement here: rma@ui.com.

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Purchasing AmpliFi Outside of USA

Currently AmpliFi is sold in several geographies including: Europe, China, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Find more information in our Store and Distributor pages. Because AmpliFi is manufactured for specific locations respecting local band restrictions, please make sure you select the correct version when purchasing your next AmpliFi system.

Country Codes:

'AR' - Argentina

'BR' - Brazil

'CN' - China

'EU' - Europe

'AU' - Australia & New Zealand

'INT' - Most other countries, selectable upon configuration.

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