The USG, or Unifi Security Gateway, is a router/firewall combination that sits in front of your network (or close to it). Its job is to provide your “gateway” to the internet- hence the name. One of the many features the USG has is its “speed test” feature. When paired with a controller such as the Cloud Key, the USG will provide some neat periodic stats about your network speed.
Unfortunately it seems after a recent update 1around 5/11/19 this functionality stopped. I hadn’t noticed for quite some time, myself, since I rarely ever check on it. Earlier today, however, I took a quick look at our speed graph and saw this:
You’ll notice the uptick at the end, which is where I fixed the problem. Thankfully, it wasn’t that difficult. Let’s dive in!
I pulled out some quick Google-Fu for this hat trick and picked up on a few threads. One of them had some recent responses, and one of those from a Ubiquiti employee. Simply put, you need to SSH into 2Using SSH keys, perhaps? the USG 3NOT the controller and use these commands:
sudo su curl -O https://dl.ubnt-ut.com/cmb/unifi-util_0.1.61-speedtestport_mips.deb dpkg -i unifi-util_0.1.61-speedtestport_mips.deb reboot
Now the question is, “will this particular set of commands hold up in the future?” To that, I don’t know. I assume the library will have a new version out in the future. I hope Ubiquiti will solve this particular issue permanently. Who knows?
Either way, it seems that this works for now. I’ve gotten my speed tests back (although still capped at 400Mbps down max) and maybe you will, as well. If this did help you out, let me know! Leave a comment or something. I don’t bite much, promise.