Getting Started

Router and Teleport Kit Setup (AFi-RT)

To begin, you will need to configure the AmpliFi Router HD as the primary router on the network. If you already have an existing AmpliFi Network, then you will likely want to unpair the router and teleport from the kit so you can pair them with your existing network (Unpairing Documentation Coming Soon).

*If you are going to configure the Teleport device at home for testing or any other purposes, the Teleport will need to be connected to an Internet Source that is not being used by the AmpliFi Network. The Teleport and AmpliFi Network will need to have different Public IPs. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a Mobile Hotspot for the Teleport's connection.

*IMPORTANT* Remote Access will need to be enabled on the Router (via out smartphone app) that the Teleport is paired with to be able to accept pairing requests.

1. Download and install the AmpliFi App then launch it. Select the first option: "Setup AmpliFi Mesh System".

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2. Follow the instructions in the app to complete the setup and configuration of the router and AmpliFi Network.

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3. Next, if you are configuring the Teleport device at home for any reason, it will need to be connected to a different internet source than the router. We recommend a mobile hotspot to configure for testing the first time or if possible, a friend or family members home. If you are configuring the Teleport while away from home, the following steps are correct as well, just connect to the internet source you have available to you. Plug in and power on the Teleport device.

4. Once the Teleport has booted up, connect to the WiFi SSID that it is broadcasting "Teleport XXXXXX" where the last 6 characters match the last 6 characters of the Teleport's MAC ID.

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5. Once connected, the Teleport Setup Window should appear. If it does not, open a web browser and navigate to http://amplifi.lan/ to continue setup.

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6. The first step will be to name the Wireless Network that the Teleport will broadcast and secure it with a password.

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7. Now select the internet source for the Teleport to use. Enter the password for the selected network.

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8. Once connected, the Teleport will restart to continue setup.

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9. Connect to the wireless network name you've created that Teleport is now broadcasting. The setup window should automatically open and continue.

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10. Next, open the AmpliFi App. Once connected, you should receive a pairing prompt in the app. Tap on "Yes, Pair this Teleport" to continue.

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11. It will take some time for the setup to complete. Once finished, you should see the Teleport Device online in the app as well.

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If you have any questions or need assistance during this process, feel free to reach out to our support channels HERE: help.amplifi.com

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Ethernet Wired Backhaul: How To

You requested and we listened.  Ethernet wired backhaul is here and fully supported!

What it is:

Backhaul is the behind-the-scenes communication between your AmpliFi WiFi hardware.  If you have an AmpliFi router serving as your primary router and an AmpliFi Standalone Mesh Router (AFi-R) serving as a mesh point, those two have been talking to each other wirelessly.  If that connection is weak due to dense walls, or if you wish it could reach a greater distance, you can now connect them via an ethernet cable for a perfect and reliable connection regardless of obstructions.  This can be useful when trying to extend your network to a nearby guest house or to the opposite side of a dense wall.

How to do it:

For these steps, we will be using the example of hardwiring a factory reset Standalone Mesh Router (AFi-R) to a previously configured AFi-HD kit.

1. Make sure your AmpliFi app is up to date and open the app.

2. Connect to the network broadcast by your AFi-HD kit.

3. Plug in your Standalone Mesh Router (AFi-R) and wait for the hardware to complete the boot cycle.

4. In the System / Overview page of the app, wait for the "New Mesh Point Detected - Add to Network" pairing message to appear.  Follow these setup steps and first wirelessly pair the AFi-R to your AFi-HD kit.

5. Once the AFi-R has wirelessly paired, select the new wirelessly meshed AFi-R icon from the System / Overview page to open the settings.

6. From these settings, locate the "Ethernet Backbone" toggle. Before toggling this on, connect your ethernet cable from any of the 4 LAN output ports on the back of the primary AmpliFi router to the blue WAN input port on the back of the wirelessly meshed secondary router (AFi-R).

7. Once the hardwire has been connected, go ahead and toggle on the "Ethernet Backbone".

8. Make sure to save your settings by selecting the check mark at the top right corner.  Once the settings have been saved, allow the router a moment to apply the new settings, then you are all set!

If you encounter any issues when trying to setup ethernet backhaul, please feel free to reach out to our 24/7 chat support team for additional assistance.

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Mesh Mode

The AmpliFi AFi-P-HD Mesh Points can be used in "Mesh Mode" to create a mesh network with other routers (use AmpliFi routers for optimal performance). Follow the steps to configure Mesh Mode based on the type of existing router on your network:

• For Third-Party Routers: Launch the 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

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• 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.

 

 

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How do I change my network name and password?

By default, the AmpliFi administrator password (or device password) and the Wi-Fi password match. During initial setup of the AmpliFi router, you have the option to change your administrator password. To change the Wi-Fi password, follow these steps:

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.

    

3. Tap Wireless.

     

4. Here you can change your password and SSID (wireless network name).

    

5. Tap the check mark in the top right hand corner of the Wireless page to save your new settings.

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How do I set up and configure a guest network?

Follow these steps:

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap Guest.

3. Select how many guests, up to a maximum of 100, you want to allow.

4. Set a time limit for how long you want them to have access.

5. Tap Start. Your guest network is now active.

    

Tip: Around the Start button, you can share your guest network with friends and family. You can toggle your guest network to be infinitely turned on by selecting Always on. Also, you can view and customize the guest network under Settings.

Note: If the router is in bridge mode it will not be able to create a guest network. Read more about it here.

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Where should I place my AmpliFi router and mesh points for best performance?

If possible, place the AmpliFi router at the center of the home or as close to the center as possible. We recommend placing an AmpliFi mesh point on each side of the router, halfway between the AmpliFi router and an area in the home where you have 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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Tip The LEDs on the AmpliFi mesh points indicate signal strength. All of the LEDs on a mesh point will light up when it is receiving a strong signal.

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Documentation

Quick Start Guides
AmpliFi LR Quick Start Guide
AmpliFi LR
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AmpliFi HD Quick Start Guide
AmpliFi HD
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AmpliFi HD Mesh Router Quick Start Guide
AmpliFi HD Mesh Router
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AmpliFi HD MeshPoint Quick Start Guide
AmpliFi HD MeshPoint
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AmpliFi Instant Mesh System
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AmpliFi Instant Router
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AmpliFi Datasheet
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AmpliFi Teleport Datasheet
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Troubleshooting

How do I reset my router to the factory default settings?

Use the AmpliFi app on your smartphone or tablet device to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the AmpliFi app.
  2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.

         

     3.Tap General.

          

     4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Factory Reset.

         

The AmpliFi app will proceed to reset the router and all online mesh points.

Alternative method:

You can manually reset each device to the factory defaults. Use a straightened paperclip or similar object to press the Reset button located on the bottom of AmpliFi for 3 seconds or until the screen shows rebooting then release.

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My mesh points are not connecting.

The pairing and setup of your mesh points should be simple and quick for your convenience. Your mesh point has multiple stages:

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In the event that your mesh points are acting up or are having difficulty pairing, please follow these few steps to troubleshoot this issue:

  • Make sure that the face of the Mesh point is directed towards the base router.
  • Unplug the mesh point and move it to an outlet that is physically closer to the base router.
  • Reboot the base router.
  • Factory reset the Mesh point (leave plugged in)

To factory reset the mesh hold in the reset button located on the side of the power adapter.

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If these troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue or you notice that the blue LED's on your mesh point/points have turned off altogether, this can mean more intense troubleshooting steps need to be taken. Before considering a factory reset or before hard-resetting your AmpliFi system, please contact us through our 24/7 chat support or call us Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm MST at +1(855) 906-8585.

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My Internet is down; what do I do?

Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the AmpliFi router is properly plugged into a power source.
  2. Ensure that the modem and the AmpliFi router are both connected to each other via an Ethernet cable.
  3. Disconnect power from the modem and AmpliFi router.
  4. Wait one minute and then connect power to the AmpliFi router.
  5. Wait one more minute and then connect power to the modem.
  6. If there is no Internet connection, contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to find out if there are any outages on their end or if your account information has changed.
  7. If there is still no Internet connection, please click Chat with us at the bottom of the screen for help.

 

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The router display doesn't respond; what do I do?

The new AmpliFi router features a smart LCD touchscreen display.

If the display becomes unresponsive or freezes in any way, follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect power from the AmpliFi router.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Connect power to the AmpliFi router.
  4. If there is still no Internet connection, please click Chat with us at the bottom of the screen for help.
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The router display has a lighting issue; what do I do?

Perform these steps:

  1. Check the lighting settings and your brightness level in your AmpliFi app. See the FAQ: How do I adjust or turn off the lights on my AmpliFi router?
  2. If the lighting issue persists, reset your AmpliFi router to its factory default settings. See the FAQ: How do I reset my router to the factory default settings? 

If the issue still persists, please click Chat with us at the bottom of the screen for help.

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What do I do if I can’t see the router in the AmpliFi app?

The AmpliFi app is meant to be accessed when either connected to the local AmpliFi network or via remote access (if enabled).

Once connected, if the AmpliFi app says 'unable to locate device', tap the top left drop down menu and select 'start wizard' or 'switch AmpliFi'.

This is an example of what the screen should show.

From there select your AmpliFi router and enter the credentials if prompted.

If problems arise and the router is not visible or is showing offline go to help.amplifi.com for 24/7 chat and email support; or call 1-855-906-8585 for phone support. 

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FAQs

AmpliFi: Firewall Information

Does AmpliFi have a firewall?

     A: Yes, AmpliFi is protected by a built-in firewall. 

 

How does AmpliFi's firewall protect me and my data?

A: AmpliFi's firewall serves as a barricade between the outside internet and your home network. Only information requested by devices within your home network is allowed in or out.

 

Please note: UPnP and port forwarding are supported features that can be used to configure your firewall for specific devices or applications. 

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IPv6: How To

Before beginning the IPv6 setup process, please make sure that your AmpliFi is running the latest firmware and that your smartphone app is up to date.

     Firmware: v2.2.0 (or later)

     iOS App: v1.6.0 (or later)

     Android App: v1.6.0 (or later)

 

Please follow these steps to locate and enable IPv6.

     1. Open your AmpliFi smartphone app. 

     2. Next, tap the picture of the router to open the router's settings.

     3. Select the "Internet" tab to open internet settings.

     4. Scroll down to "IPv6" and toggle this on.

     5. Verify corresponding Network Type.

  • DHCPv6 - This mode should be used in most cases. It requires native IPv6 connectivity from your ISP. The "Client ID" field is used with the DHCPv6 protocol and may need to be populated with an ISP provided string in order to receive IPv6 address.
  • 6to4 - This mode can be used when your ISP does not provide native IPv6 connectivity.

     6. Select the checkmark to save your settings.

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How do I replace my AmpliFi through warranty?

Do you need a warranty replacement of your AmpliFi hardware?

Please read the following article to assist you with this process.  If you haven't already, please utilize the AmpliFi support team via 24/7 chat, daytime phone, or email to attempt resolving the issues with your existing hardware.  If support has diagnosed your issue as hardware related, please use the following AmpliFi "Return Merchandise Authorization" Request Form to begin this process.

https://rma.ubnt.com/

Tip: When filling out the form, double check all your information to ensure the form can be processed.

 

Common questions about the RMA form and process:

Q: How long does the RMA process usually take?

A: The replacement process can vary depending on processing and shipping. Please allow 5-7 business days for this process to finalize.

 

Q: Where can I find the "Date Code" and "MAC Address"?

A: The "Date Code" and "MAC Address" can be located in multiple locations. Please see the images below for examples:

On Box

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On Mesh Points

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Q: How can I get an update on my replacement status?

A: Please feel free to email the RMA team for updates regarding your replacement HERE: rma@ubnt.com

Q: Which product do I choose on the replacement form?

A: Product Code Translation:

  • 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

 

Our 24/7 chat support agents are always available to help. Please contact us with any additional questions that you may have.

 

 

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QoS: How To

QoS or "Quality of Service" is our newest feature that we have introduced to our AmpliFi app (available for Android and iOS devices). This feature gives the user the ability to prioritize bandwidth to certain clients or devices on your network based on how they are used. AmpliFi prioritizes into three categories: Gaming, Streaming and Normal. Gaming will have the highest priority, followed by Streaming and then Normal. See the below steps to learn how to enable QoS for your network and optimize your router to its full potential.

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Locate and select the Family tab.

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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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1. Select a device from your client list.

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2. Slide the selected client from right to left. This will make the QoS menu appear.

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3. For this example, streaming will be selected prioritizing the iPhone for streaming use.

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4. A small icon will appear below the device title confirming the QoS setting was successful.

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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.

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Remote Access: How To

Remote access has come to AmpliFi! We are proud to introduce the ability to access your AmpliFi router from anywhere at any time. Using our AmpliFi application, this is possible. Please follow these steps to setup remote access on your AmpliFi:

INITIAL NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
  • Before remote access can be used, we need to make sure that your router and app are fully up to date. Please check that your firmware is updated to 2.0.0 or newer. Android app 1.3 or newer.
  • Remote Access doesn't use a specific group of ports each time. It relies on UPnP to automatically open up ports that are chosen at random. So if you haven't already, make sure to enable UPnP on your firewall/router that is upstream from AmpliFi.

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. A pop-up message will appear introducing remote access. It will give you the option to sign in with either your Facebook or Google's credentials. Signing in to either of these platforms is required for remote access setup. (If this pop-up does not appear, see additional steps located after step 3.)

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Ex. Google sign in procedure. Login with the email address and password of the Google account you would like to use.

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* Tap continue once the setup procedure has completed.

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3. To check that remote access has been enabled, turn off the Wi-Fi on your device. You can now access the AmpliFi router and its settings outside of the network.

 

*Additional Steps - If you did not receive the pop-up message to begin the remote access setup, you can access these steps from the side-menu of the app.

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Where do I find firmware/OS information?

To find your firmware/software version, etc. follow the following steps:

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Tap the picture of the AmpliFi router.

    

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

    

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Advanced

How do I hide my WiFi SSID?

Need to hide your AmpliFi WiFi SSID name? Follow the steps below. These steps will require the AmpliFi smartphone app. (Available for iOS and Android devices)

  1. Open the AmpliFi smartphone app.
  2. From the "System" tab, select the image of the router to open the router's settings.
  3. Select "Wireless" to open the wireless settings of the AmpliFi router.
  4. Under the "General" section of the wireless settings, toggle ON "Hidden SSID".
  5. IMPORTANT: Select the check mark to save your settings.

You're AmpliFi WiFi SSID should now be hidden. To unhide the same network, reverse the above steps using the smartphone app.

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Additional SSID: How To

How To: Additional SSID

The ability to create an additional SSID is one of the many great features that AmpliFi brings to your house. Additional SSID give's you the ability to create additional SSID's to connect to besides your main AmpliFi network. Enabling the Additional SSID will create 2 separate SSID, a 2.4 GHz and a 5 GHz network (there is an option to have one or the other)

To enable Additional SSID:

  1. Open the AmpliFi app
  2. Tap on your main router to enter it's settings
  3. Tap on 'wireless'
  4. Scroll down until you see 'Additional SSID' and enable it
  5. Name your Additional SSID 
  6. Tap the checkmark in the top right to confirm settings

To switch Additional SSID band from both to 2.4 or 5 GHz:

  1. Follow steps above until step 5.
  2. Notice 'Additional SSID band' underneath the name.
  3. Tap on it to bring up a drop down menu
  4. Select the band you wish to be enabled (both, 2.4 or 5 GHz)

 

 

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Changing DNS: How To

Need to change your network DNS? AmpliFi makes this easy. Using the smartphone app (available for Android and iOS), follow the steps below:

  1. Open the AmpliFi smartphone app.
  2. Once open, select the picture of the router to open it's settings.
  3. Select "Internet" from the main menu.
  4. Under the "Internet" settings, locate "Primary DNS" and "Secondary DNS". Tap on the DNS field(s) to change the DNS to desired address(s).
  5. Make sure to select the "check mark" to save the settings.

 

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How can I enable WPS on my AmpliFi?

WPS is a great feature that has been implemented into AmpliFi in a very cool way.

What is WPS? WPS, or Wireless Protected Setup, allows users to easily connect devices which support WPS to your AmpliFi Mesh.

Follow the instructions below to enable WPS on your AmpliFi AFI-R unit:

  1. In the AmpliFi smartphone app, WPS will need to be toggled on before it can be accessed. Select the image of your AmpliFi router in the smartphone application to open the overall settings. Halfway down this page you will find a "LCD and LED" settings section.
  2. Toggle ON "WPS on LCD".

To use WPS:

  1. Long press on the AmpliFi LCD to enable WPS for 2 minutes.
  2. You can disable from the from LCD screen as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our support channels HERE: help.amplifi.com

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Band and Channel Selection

As the number of devices in the connected home continues to grow, understanding band and channel selection can help you maximize your connected experience. To learn how to set up your network to provide each device with the best signal, you need to know how band and channel selection works and how your Wi-Fi signal operates.

Band and channel selection are important when you want to have the most efficient network possible. Your wireless data communicates using a band of frequencies. Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz).

Our AmpliFi routers and mesh points use two of these frequencies; 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Most devices can use either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. The difference between these frequencies varies depending on your location and distance to the router. The 2.4 GHz frequency has a longer range but slower speeds; its signal can penetrate many walls. The 5 GHz has a shorter range but faster speeds; its signal is strong but is better suited to open spaces.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • In-home use: If your home has many walls, then you should use the 2.4 GHz frequency to cover the entire home.
  • Open-office use: If you have no walls between the AmpliFi router and your devices, then use the 5 GHz frequency, which is more efficient and provides a stronger signal with less range.

There is no need to select a frequency for your router in the AmpliFi app because your AmpliFi router uses both frequencies automatically. Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz will be available for your devices. On each of your devices, access the Wi-Fi settings if you want to select the frequency to use. (This is available only if your device supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz; some devices may support only one frequency.)

You can select the frequency used by your AmpliFi mesh points in the AmpliFi app. The mesh points use the default frequency, 5 GHz, but can use 2.4 GHz instead if longer range is needed. We highly recommend keeping the mesh points close enough to the router so the mesh points use the 5 GHz frequency with more power.

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Data Monitoring and Performance

Use the AmpliFi app to examine up-to-date, second-by-second performance so you know how your router and mesh points are communicating with your devices.

Data monitoring is the ability to keep track of the statistics of your router, moment by moment. The AmpliFi router never stops conveying this data unless it is interrupted by a reset or if the router is unplugged. You will be able to view how your router is currently performing.

Having access to your router’s data is useful if your network has issues or if you make changes to your network.

There are two ways to access your router’s data.

Once your AmpliFi router has been set up, use its touchscreen display to view the following:

  • Date and time
  • Live bandwidth usage
  • Daily data download and upload totals
  • Internet (WAN or Wide Area Network) and router IP addresses
  • LAN diagram displaying what ports are being used currently

You can also view this data using the AmpliFi App on your smartphone or tablet. Perform these steps:

  1. Open the AmpliFi app.
  2. Tap Continue.
  3. Tap Already have a configured AmpliFi?
  4. Select the AmpliFi router.
  5. Select Performance at the bottom of the screen.
  6. The following are displayed:
    • Throughput: The dynamic graphs convey the download and upload speeds.
    • Speed Test: You can click Start Test to initiate a speed test that will analyze download and upload speeds and ping test results, testing the wired connection between AmpliFi and the Internet. Every time you initiate a speed test, it will record the date, time, and results for your network.
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