EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)
Ubiquiti EdgeMAX EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)

The Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) router has No WiFi, 8 N/A ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the Ubiquiti Networks Ubiquiti EdgeMAX EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12).

The EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) is featured in our
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Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions

EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: 1 GHz
RAM: 1024 MiB
Flash: 4096 MiB + 8 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
WiFi: No ()
WiFi bands: n/a
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: 2 x N/A ports
ETH: 8 x N/A ports
USB-ports: 0

Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter review (quick overview)

Here is the quick comparison of how the Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter compares to other routers on our site:

Average 55/100
Editor 82/100
WiFi 2/100
Hardware 83/100
Current price $169.00

For a full list of routers and how they compare to the EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12), check the Router Buying Guide which will help you buy the most price-competitive router.

Hard reset instructions for Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)

If your EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting. If that doesn't work be sure to check out the questions and answers incase someone else has had similar problems resetting their router.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.

Default factory settings for Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)

If you have performed a reset of your EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Gateway IP: Ubiquiti Networks login instructions
Default username: ubnt Ubiquiti Networks router default password list
Default password: ubnt 
Default subnet mask:
Default DNS server:
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)

To login to the Ubiquiti EdgeMAX EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: ubnt and the password ubnt
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common Ubiquiti Networks credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.

EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12):

Ubiquiti Networks stock firmware for the EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)

Stock firmwares for the EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12) are available under the download section on the modem's support page. You can also refer to the router's manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.

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