Remote-access Guide

how to setup unifi router x for remote access

by Katharina Stracke Published 2 years ago Updated 1 year ago

  1. Go to System Preferences > Network > + .
  2. Select VPN in the Interface field.
  3. Select L2TP over IPsec in the VPN Type field.
  4. Enter l2tp as the Service Name. ...
  5. Route all traffic through the VPN by going to Options > Session Options and selecting Send all traffic over VPN connection.

Full Answer

Why can't I connect to Unifi with remote access?

There is a third-party firewall, gateway, or ISP modem blocking remote access traffic. Refer to UniFi - Ports Used to ensure all necessary ports are enabled. You may need to contact your ISP to assist with this configuration. There is a DNS issue preventing the resolution with our remote access servers.

How do I set up a VPN server with unifi?

To set up a VPN server, you must create a Pre-shared Key (UniFi generates a secure one automatically) and user credentials ( Username and Password) that are entered on clients to authenticate their remote network access. Note: Users are linked to the UniFi gateway’s internal RADIUS server.

How do I create a new network in the unifi controller?

Start the Unifi Controller Application and wait until it is loaded. Then start the browser. 2. Open the Settings menu from the Dashboard: 3. Navigate to Networks > Edit. If there is no network in the list, create one with the "Create New Network" button. 4. Set the following DHCP Name Server addresses: and 5.

How do I install and manage the unifi access point?

To install and manage the Unifi Access Point we need to download the controller. Go to the download page at and download the latest controller from Windows, Mac or Linux: After you installed the software, start the controller and hit “Launch a Browser to Manage a Network” or goto https://localhost:8443 in your browser.


How do I access my ubiquiti router remotely?

UniFi OS consoles can be accessed remotely at We recommend using our UniFi OS Consoles and Gateways for the most seamless remote access experience because it eliminates issues introduced by third party factors.

Does EdgeRouter X support VPN?

The EdgeRouter L2TP server provides VPN access to the LAN (192.168. 1.0/24) for authenticated L2TP clients.

Does Ubiquiti support OpenVPN?

As you may already noticed, somehow on Ubiquiti USGs, we don't have OpenVPN Server.

How do I connect to UniFi VPN?

Go to Settings > Network & internet > VPN > VPN connections > Add VPN and select L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key as your VPN type. Note: Your username, password, and pre-shared key are the same as those in your UniFi Network settings.

Which is better OpenVPN or PPTP?

Conclusion. PPTP has faster speeds and is easier to set up but offers a poorly secured connection. On the other hand, OpenVPN provides decent speeds and excellent security, plus it's great at circumventing geo-blocks and firewalls undetected.

What is the use of L2TP?

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) used by internet service providers (ISPs) to enable virtual private networks (VPNs).

What is PPTP remote access?

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol allows organizations to extend their own private network through private tunnels over the public Internet.

How do I add a Nordvpn to my home network?

To set up a VPN connection on such router, you usually should: Open the browser that is connected to your device's network. Enter your router's login credentials (username and password). Choose “Advanced,” “Advanced setup,” or a similarly named section and find and enable the VPN option there.


I have the Unifi Controller setup as a jail on my FreeNAS server that is controlling my AP-AC-Lite. I can use the app (iOS) for local connections to manage my network, but I can't access it outside of the network on my phone or computer. When I go to on my laptop, I can see my AP listed, but I cant manage it outside of the local IP.

Oshino Shinobu

You'd need to forward the port through to the local IP, just opening it won't work as the router won't know where to send it.

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