wiki:Routers/Ubiquiti/RocketM2
Last modified 2 years ago Last modified on 10/27/2014 09:19:02 PM

Rocket M2

is a outdoor Ubiquiti 2x2 Mimo router, it is usually paired with Ubiquiti AMO2G-10 antenna that makes great AP with great coverage.

Install firmware

While creating new node choose "Ubiquiti Bullet M" as router type. When flashing firmware from Ubiquiti web interface use firmware that has "-fct-" in it's filename.

Enable WAN port

Rocket M2 has only one ethernet port and by default it is configured to be LAN port and not WAN port. If need to use Rocket M2 hotspot with direct connection to Internet then change it's network configuration so it user it's eth0 port as WAN.

Here is how network config looks by default:

# cat /etc/config/network 

config interface loopback
        option ifname   lo
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   127.0.0.1
        option netmask  255.0.0.0

config interface mesh
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.65
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface clients
        option ifname   eth0
        option type     bridge
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.65
        option netmask  255.255.255.192

config alias
        option interface  clients
        option proto      static
        option ipaddr     10.254.241.65
        option netmask    255.255.0.0

config interface digger0
        option ifname   digger0
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.66
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface digger1
        option ifname   digger1
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.67
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface wan
        option ifname   eth1
        option proto    dhcp

And just change places of eth0 and eth1 so it looks like this:

# cat /etc/config/network 

config interface loopback
        option ifname   lo
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   127.0.0.1
        option netmask  255.0.0.0

config interface mesh
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.65
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface clients
        option ifname   eth1
        option type     bridge
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.65
        option netmask  255.255.255.192

config alias
        option interface  clients
        option proto      static
        option ipaddr     10.254.241.65
        option netmask    255.255.0.0

config interface digger0
        option ifname   digger0
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.66
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface digger1
        option ifname   digger1
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   10.254.241.67
        option netmask  255.255.0.0

config interface wan
        option ifname   eth0
        option proto    dhcp

Reflashing firmware

Don't use mtr command to flash/reflash Rocket M2 firmware because that will brick your device!

Use sysupgrade command to upgrade firmware on your Rocket M2 if it is already running OpenWrt or wlan-si firemware.

You must use only firmware with "-sys-" in its filename.

Example how to reflash firmware:

ssh root@10.254.241.XX
cd /tmp
wget http://bindist.wlan-si.net/images/test-node-ubbullet-git_3fb97c2-sys-cIWaqIfZybnl8FbIq0H-jg.bin
sysupgrade -n test-node-ubbullet-git_3fb97c2-sys-cIWaqIfZybnl8FbIq0H-jg.bin