UFiber GPON - ONU Router Mode


Overview


This article explains the features available when enabling Router Mode for UFiber ONUs.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest UFiber firmware on the UFiber OLT on ONU models. The Router Mode feature is available starting from OLT firmware v1.1.0 and ONU firmware v2.0.1. Please see our Related Articles for more information.
 
Devices and products used in this article:

How to Enable the Router Mode


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Enabling Router mode will allow the UFiber ONU to perform NAT and DHCP services, eliminating the need for a separate router connected to the LAN port of the ONU. The current firmware release supports IPv4 NAT (IPv6 support will be added in a future release).

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The UFiber OLT assigns a Router Mode profile to the UFiber Nano G.


Many different devices can be connected to an ONU to provide connectivity and features for users. See the Getting Started article for more details.

GUI: Access the UFiber OLT Web UI.

1. Add a new profile in the ONU Profiles tab.

ONU Profiles > +Add Profile 

An example configuration is added below:

  • Any ONU assigned with this profile will be configured for Routing Mode.
  • The ONU will obtain an address via DHCP in VLAN4063.
  • The ONU will be provisioned so that a device connected to the LAN obtains a DHCP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 range.
Name: Router Profile
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Router
WAN VLAN: 4063
WAN mode: DHCP client
Primary DNS: 198.51.100.1
Secondary DNS: 192.0.2.1
Provision LAN: Checked
LAN address: 192.168.1.1/24
DHCP server: <enabled> 
DHCP pool start: 192.168.1.38
DHCP pool stop: 192.168.1.243
Lease time: 86400
DNS proxy: Unchecked
NOTE: The VLAN set here must also be included on the SFP+ uplink port. See the Initial Configuration Guide for more information.

2. Navigate to the ONU List tab to assign the profile to one of the connected ONUs.

ONU List > Select ONU > Actions > Config

Name: UF-Nano
Enable:
Checked
Profile: Router Profile

To add a Router Mode profile using the Ubiquiti Network Management System (UNMS), follow the steps below:

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GUI: Access the UNMS Controller Web Portal.

1. Navigate to the Devices  devices.png  and select the UFiber OLT.

2. Select ONU Profiles  onu-profiles.png  and add a new Router Mode profile.

ONU Profiles > + ADD ONU PROFILE

An example configuration is added below:

  • Any ONU assigned with this profile will be configured for Routing Mode.
  • The ONU will obtain an address via DHCP in VLAN4063.
  • The ONU will be provisioned so that a device connected to the LAN obtains a DHCP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 range.
Name: Router Profile
Admin Password: <secret>
Mode: Router
WAN VLAN: 4063
WAN mode: DHCP client
Primary DNS: 198.51.100.1
Secondary DNS: 192.0.2.1
Provision LAN: Checked
LAN address: 192.168.1.1/24
DHCP server: <enabled> 
DHCP pool start: 192.168.1.38
DHCP pool stop: 192.168.1.243
Lease time: 86400
DNS proxy: Unchecked

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NOTE: The VLAN set here must also be included on the SFP+ uplink port. See the Initial Configuration Guide for more information.

3. Navigate to the ONUs  onus.png  and select one of the connected ONUs.

4. Navigate to the Configuration  configuration.png  settings of the ONU and assign the newly created profile.

ONUs > Select ONU > Configuration > Basic settings

Name: UF-Nano
Profile:
Router Profile
Enable:
Checked

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5. Apply the changes.


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