Ubiquiti’s New WIFI 6 ONU

Ubiquiti’s New WIFI 6 ONU


 Ubiquiti is expanding its WIFI 6 technology and now is including its ONU devices. The UF-WIFI6 is the latest generation ONU for the GPON UFiber Family and is only compatible with Ubiquiti’s UFiber OLTs.

It includes a USB-C power adapter, but it can also be powered by Passive 24V PoE (injector not included) for ease of installation at any part of the building or house.

This device offers decent WI-Fi Coverage, mainly in 5GHz due to its 3dBi antenna gain.

Physical Specifications

Installation Diagram:




Technical Specifications: 

Dimensions 140.8 x 141.5 x 31.65 mm (5.54 x 5.57 x 1.25″)
Weight 415 g (0.99 lb)
Enclosure material UV-stabilized polycarbonate
Processor Dual-core MIPS 1004 Kc at 900 MHz
Memory 256 MB RAM
Total non-blocking line rate 2.488 Gbps downstream
1.244 Gbps upstream
Networking interfaces (1) SC/APC, ITU-G.984 GPON WAN port
(4) GbE RJ45 LAN ports

WiFi 802.11ax 5/2.4 GHz channels

PoE interface (1) PoE in, 24V passive PoE
Management interface Ethernet in-band
Button Factory-reset
Max. power consumption 11W
Power method USB-C 5VDC, 3A
24V passive PoE, 0.5A
Power supply 5VDC, 3A power adapter, 1.5 m cord (included)
Passive PoE 2-pair (4, 5+; 7, 😎
Supported voltage range 10 to 30VDC passive PoE
5VDC adapter
Normal TX range of optical module 0.5 to 5 dBm
Normal RX range of optical module -8 to -28 dBm
Max. WiFi TX power
2.4 Ghz
5 Ghz
20 dBm
20 dBm
2.4 Ghz
5 Ghz
2 x 2
2 x 2
Max. WiFi radio rate
2.4 Ghz
5 Ghz
300 Mbps
1.2 Gbps
Antenna Gain
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
1 dBi
3 dBi
Operating temperature -15 to 45° C (5 to 113° F)
Operating humidity 10 to 90% noncondensing
Certifications FCC, IC, CE


PON status (3) signal LEDs
All-OFF: bootup
1x orange: signal too low (< -28 db)
1x white: signal low (>= -28 db)
2x white: signal good (>= -25 db)
3x white: signal strong (>= -11 db)
1x orange + 2x white: signal too strong (>= -8 db)
3x orange: no signal
LEDs alternate between orange + white + orange and a signal strength indicator: No authority
Ethernet Steady white: link up
Blinking white: activity
OFF: link down
Power White: ON
Mode ONU/ONT layer 2/3 Ethernet switch
Services Web server, telnet, NAT, bridging and routing, firewall features, and application passthrough features
Utilities Dashboard, monitoring, alarms, and logs
Other Remote reset, remote reboot, remote firmware upgrade, VLAN support
Security GEM Port Encryption
Ubiquiti specific features UBNT Discovery and UISP Mobile app
WiFi standards 802.11 b/g
WiFi 4/WiFi 5/WiFi 6
Wireless security WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2/WPA3, TKIP/AES)
Minimum software requirements Any modern web browser (Google Chrome™ recommended)
Operating wavelength 1310 nm TX/1490 nm RX
Optical interface downstream nominal bit rate 2488.32 Mbit/s
Optical interface upstream nominal bit rate 1244.16 Mbit/s
Physical reach 20 km
Supported Data Rates
802.11b 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n (WiFi 4) 6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps (MCS0 – MCS15, HT 20/40)
802.11ac (WiFi 5) 6.5 Mbps to 866.7 Mbps (MCS0 – MCS9 NSS1/2, VHT 20/40/80)
802.11ax (WiFi 6) 8.6 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps (MCS0 – MCS11 NSS1/2, HE 20/40/80)