Big Changes Coming to Ubiquiti Certification Classes

In this video, I will be discussing some exciting updates for our Ubiquiti certification classes, specifically for the UEWA and the UNS. We are transitioning to a new approach where we will provide each student with a dream machine instead of relying on software installations on their computers. I will explain the benefits of this new paradigm and cover various routing, switching, and application capabilities introduced in the UNIFI line. Additionally, we will explore UNIFI Protect, camera systems, door access, UNIFI Talk, and UNIFI Connect. Lastly, I will introduce the new Wi-Fi MAN tool and request that you bring your own device to class.



An interesting update on the percentage of users in the three different spectrums

When 802.11ac was introduced in 2013, some Wi-Fi engineers predicted that the Wi-Fi industry would quickly move away from 2.4GHz and start using the 5GHz spectrum, and, although there has been a steady transition, 2.4GHz still holds a rather large portion of the pie.

Remember, there are only three 20MHz non-overlapping channels in 2.4; channels 1,6 and 11, while 5GHz has 25 channels to choose from.

6GHz offers even more channels to choose from, but the FCC only allowed for it’s use in 2020. It looks like the early adopters have jumped in, but what will happen to the 35% of users still using 2.4?  It seems like we will be supporting it for a long time to come.

Exploring UDM Pro Console Settings

Hey there! In this video, I’ll be walking you through the console settings for the UDM Pro. We’ll cover everything from application tabs to admin roles and even console controls. I’ll also show you how to create backups, set time zones, and enable remote access. Stick around till the end for a quick overview of the map tool and system logs. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive in! 🎥


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)


New Series of Training Videos by Kevin Houser

Kevin Houser is full-time Ubiquiti trainer, and member of wifi-U team, living in Southern California. He has been a trainer for over 35 years, a devoted to Ubiquiti Instruction for many years and holds certification in many disciplines, including CWNA, MCSE, and CCNA. He is the author of “The Unauthorized Guide to Ubiquiti Routing and Switching”, which is a companion book for the Ubiquiti UBRSS course and “The Unauthorized Ubiquiti Radio and Access Point Handbook: Deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Ubiquiti Radios and Access Points”.


Webinar: What’s New with UniFi APs, and How Do I Choose?

The “What’s New with UniFi APs, and How Do I Choose?” webinar was hosted by DoubleRadius on Nov. 30th, 2022. The presentation was made by wifi-U as special guest. A review of security gateways, controllers, and switches is followed by an AP comparison including AC Wave 1 & 2, ceiling mount, in-wall, mesh, HD & XG models. WiFI-6 802.11ax is covered towards the end, and the primary improvement of OFDMA.


Broadband Training at Microseismic

Recently I got a chance to teach the Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless course to a group of engineers down in Houston, Texas. MicroSeismic deploys a type of underground radio probe that helps oil companies find oil deposits fractures. Their technology relies on very low frequency radio waves that penetrate the earth’s core for many miles.

They use the Ubiquiti Airmax AP’s to create a large grid that connects multiple probes and allows them to manage all the devices throughout a deployment area.

The probes go down approx. 200’ in the ground and then have a control box that can connect into a switch that the Airmax AP is also connected to.

We spent two days reviewing the AirMax AC devices and the M series AirMax APs. The company uses both, as sometimes they need to use 2.4GHz devices in their large territory deployments. We went through how to do Point to Point and Point to Multipoint connections with both technologies and worked on how to have the clearest signals on long distance connections.

For Microseismic, the data they are transferring isn’t very intensive, so we talked about the advantages of smaller channels and how they are less prone to interference. We had a great time testing all their different equipment and making it work. The guys were real easy to work with and I felt like we accomplished a lot, and I had a great time learning about their underground wireless technology!