This article explains the features available when deploying the UFiber WiFi ONU (UF-WIFI).
NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the v3.1.0 and higher UFiber firmware releases on the UFiber OLT models. Router Mode support for the UFiber WiFi ONU is available starting from the v3.1.2 OLT firmware. Please see our Related Articles for more information.
Devices and products used in this article:
The UFiber WiFi ONU
The UFiber WiFi ONU (UF-WIFI) is able to provide both wired and wireless connectivity to connected clients. The ONU supports four GigabitEthernet RJ45 ports for wired connectivity and provides wireless connectivity using the 802.11n standard.
ATTENTION: The UFiber WiFi ONU is supported in the OLT configuration starting from the v3.1.0 OLT firmware release.
The UFiber OLT assigns a bridged mode ONU profile and the wireless SSID configuration options to the UFiber WiFi.
Many different devices can be connected to an ONU to provide connectivity and features for users. See the Getting Started article for more details.
In the example setup above, the UF-WIFI will be used to provide both wired and wireless connectivity to several clients. The OLT will assign a bridged mode ONU Profile and provides the wireless SSID options to the ONU. See the ONU Router Mode article for more information on how to create a router mode ONU profile. Follow the steps below to provision the UFiber WiFi ONU:
GUI: Access the UFiber OLT Web UI.
1. Navigate to the ONU Profiles tab and add a new profile.
ONU Profiles > + Add Profile
Name: Bridge Profile
Admin Password: <secret>
Native VLAN: 4063
NOTE: The VLANs set here must also be included on the SFP+ uplink port.
2. Navigate to the ONU List tab to assign the profile to one of the connected ONUs.
ONU List > Select ONU > Actions > Config
Profile: Bridge Profile
3. Define the wireless SSID settings on the OLT.
ONU List > Select ONU > Actions > WiFi
Provision WiFi: Checked
Hide SSID: <optional>
Security WPA2: Checked
Password: <wifi password>
Channel: auto | custom
Channel width: 20/40 Mhz | 20 Mhz
Tx power: 100% | 50% | 25% | 12% | 6%
Country: <selected in GPON tab>
NOTE: The wireless functionality is disabled by default. The WiFi country selection can be configured in the GPON tab.
4. Configure the WiFi country option in the GPON tab.
GPON > ONU > Country
NOTE: The selected country will apply to all connected UF-WIFI ONUs. It is not possible to combine different countries on the same OLT.
To view the MAC addresses of all connected (wired) devices, navigate to the menu below:
Actions > Get Connected Devices
To view the MAC addresses, connection time, Tx/Rx rates and signal strength of all connected (wireless) devices, navigate to the menu below:
Actions > Get WiFi Clients
Our WiFiman app is a handy tool to discover nearby SSIDs and run performance tests. The app is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices.