This guide covers how to install a local version of the UniFi Network Application on Windows 11 and macOS. This is mainly useful for adopting the USW Flex Mini in order to move to HostiFi.
How to install UniFi on Windows
First, go to Ubiquiti's download page: ui.com/download
Find the UniFi section and scroll down to the 'Software' section. Next, locate the Windows install version, and click the download icon
Next, click 'I Accept' on the EULA
Then, click 'Download File'
In your downloads folder, locate the 'UniFi-installer' file and run it
A new pop-up window will appear, click 'Yes' to allow UniFi to run
In the next window, click 'Install'
If Java is not installed on your machine, you'll be prompted to install it
If needed, install Java from java.com/download
Once Java is installed, run through the UniFi installer, which will proceed to install the UniFi Network Application on your PC
Once finished, click on 'Finish'
For around a minute, the UniFi application will be initializing
Once UniFi has started, click 'Launch a Browser' button start setting up UniFi
After a few seconds, you'll then be able to set up the UniFi controller. You may need to adjust Windows Firewall settings in order to adopt devices to the local controller.
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