To use a Picostation with UniFi, you have to load a new firmware onto it. From that point on it will work as a UniFi access point. This is considred to be a ONE WAY procedure – but Ubiquiti has instructions on the page linked below on how to bring it back to the stock firmware.
Step 1 – Download the Pico to UniFi firmware
The firmware to do this is found on the Ubiquiti forums in a ‘sticky’ post with the current release software.
Step 2 – Log into your Picostation
Log into your Picostations webgui as usual:
Click on the System tab:
Click “Choose File”, select the airos2unifi.bin file you downloaded earlier, click Upload, and the Pico will install the new firmware and reboot.
Step 3 – check that your Picostation shows up in UniFi Controller
Now the Pico is a UniFi access point. Start up your UniFi Controller software and make sure it shows up in the list of Access Points as Pending Approval
(note the icon on the far left – it reflects that the new AP is a Picostation and not a UAP)
Step 4 – Adopt the Picostation into your UniFi Controller
From this point you will want to log into your UniFi Controller and adopt this Picostation to become part of your UniFi system:
Click the Adopt button and the Pico’s ‘Status’ should change to Adopting