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Package Contents

EdgePoint Router
Wall-Mount Bracket
Metal Straps (Qty. 2)
Cable Sleeve
Cable Ties (Qty. 20)
S2 Hex Wrench
Wall-Mount Screws (Qty. 4)
Wall-Mount Anchors (Qty. 4)
Phillips Bolts (Qty. 2)
Gigabit PoE (54V, 1.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord
PoE Screws (Qty. 2)
PoE Anchors (Qty. 2)

Installation Requirements

Power Options

Either the VDC or PoE input type is used at any one time. If both are connected, only the input type with the highest voltage will be used; the other can be used as a backup.

Both PoE inputs can be used at the same time. If there is a voltage difference, the higher-voltage source will be used first. The voltage from the initial source will drop as the load increases. When the voltage drops to the same level as the lower-voltage source, then the lower-voltage source will also start providing power.

Power Input Options

Power Output Options

The number of devices that can be powered depends on the power consumption of the specific devices and the power input option. Example: If you provide 54VDC, 1.5A, then you have 81W of power. If the EdgePoint uses 40W (Max. Power Consumption), then you have 41W available for passive PoE output. Check product specifications for the power consumption values to use in your calculations.

Hardware Overview

Reset Button

Click here to learn how to reset the EdgePoint to factory defaults.

Console Port

RJ45 serial console port for Command Line Interface (CLI) management.

Note: Remove the protective plug from the Console port before use.

DC Input

Terminal block connector uses auto-polarity detection and accepts +42 to +56VDC, 6A input (including the Ubiquiti EdgePower™, model EP-54V-150W) to power the EdgePoint and passive PoE output. -48V is NOT supported.

PoE In Port

RJ45 port accepts 54V, 1.5A PoE input from a secondary PoE adapter (not included) to power the EdgePoint and passive PoE output.

PoE In / eth0 Port

RJ45 port supports a 10/100/1000 Ethernet connection and accepts data and 54V, 1.5A PoE input from the included Gigabit PoE Adapter to power the EdgePoint and passive PoE output.

eth1 - eth2 Ports (54/24V PoE Out)

RJ45 ports support 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and passive 54/24V, 4-pair PoE output for airFiber® devices.

eth3 - eth7 Ports (24V PoE Out)

RJ45 ports support 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and passive 24V, 2-pair PoE output for airMAX® devices.

RJ45 port eth6 and SFP 1 port are combination ports; eth6 is active only if the SFP 1 port is empty.

RJ45 port eth7 and SFP 2 port are combination ports; eth7 is active only if the SFP 2 port is empty.

USB Port

Reserved for future use.

SFP 1 - 2 Ports

SFP ports are hot-swappable and support 100 Mbps or Gigabit fiber SFP modules.

If an SFP module is plugged into the SFP 1 port, then the SFP port is active, and the RJ45 port eth6 is deactivated.

If an SFP module is plugged into the SFP 2 port, then the SFP port is active, and the RJ45 port eth7 is deactivated.

Note: For installations with extreme temperatures, please use industrial-grade fiber SFP modules.

Speed/Link/Activity LED (eth0 - eth7 Ports)

Off

No Link

Amber

10/100 Mbps Link
Flashing Indicates Activity

Green

1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) Link
Flashing Indicates Activity

Power LED

Green

EdgePoint Powered On

PoE Output LED (eth1 - eth2 Ports)

Off

No PoE

Amber

54V, 4-Pair Passive

Green

24V, 4-Pair Passive

PoE Output LED (eth3 - eth7 Ports)

Off

No PoE

Green

24V, 2-Pair Passive

Speed/Link/Activity LED (SFP 1 - 2 Ports)

Off

No Link

Amber

100 Mbps Link
Flashing Indicates Activity

Green

1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) Link
Flashing Indicates Activity

Lanyard Loop

Used for temporary support during installation.

Pole-Mount Bracket

Used for pole-mounting or in combination with the included Wall-Mount Bracket for wall-mounting.

PicoStation®M2HP Slot

Used for mounting an optional PicoStationM2HP (not included) to the back of the EdgePoint. (You can use the PicoStationM2HP for wireless management of the EdgePoint.)

Ground Bonding Point

Used to secure a ground wire (not included).

Attaching the Cable Sleeve

Note: You have two options for using a 2.0-inch NPT (National Pipe Thread) male conduit (not included):

  • Use the conduit instead of the Cable Sleeve.
  • Use the conduit to extend the Cable Sleeve.

Hardware Installation

Mount the EdgePoint on a pole or to a wall:

Pole-Mounting

  1. Proceed to "Grounding the EdgePoint".

Wall-Mounting

Note: The Wall-Mount Bracket must be anchored directly to a stud or other structurally stable surface.

Grounding the EdgePoint

Connecting Ethernet

  1.  
  2. Note: PoE is disabled by default.

Connecting SFP

For information about compatible fiber SFP modules, visit: ubnt.link/SFP_DAC_Compatibility

  1. Note: The corresponding RJ45 port will be deactivated.

Connecting Power

Proceed to the appropriate section:

WARNING: -48V is NOT supported.

Connecting to the VDC Input

Connecting Power Using PoE

The following instructions show the PoE In / eth0 port; however, you can use the PoE In port above eth0 instead.

  1. Optional

Accessing the EdgeOS Configuration Interface

The EdgeOS® configuration interface can be accessed via DHCP or static IP address assignment. By default, eth1 is set up as a DHCP client, while eth0 is assigned a static IP address of 192.168.1.1. To configure the EdgePoint, proceed to the appropriate section: DHCP or "Static IP Address".

DHCP

Use one of the following methods:

The EdgeOS Configuration Interface will appear, allowing you to customize your settings as needed. For more information, refer to the EdgeOS User Guide, which is available at ui.com/download/edgemax

For more information on PoE configuration, refer to "Configuring PoE Settings".

Static IP Address

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer to the port labeled eth0 on the EdgePoint. (If you are using PoE, connect your computer to the EdgePoint via a PoE switch, or to the adapter’s LAN port.)

  2. Configure the Ethernet adapter on your host system with a static IP address on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
  3. Launch your web browser. Type https://192.168.1.1 in the address field, and press enter (PC) or return (Mac).
  4. Enter ubnt in the Username and Password fields. Read the Ubiquiti License Agreement, and check the box next to I agree to the terms of this License Agreement to accept it. Click Login.

The EdgeOS Configuration Interface will appear, allowing you to customize your settings as needed. For more information, refer to the EdgeOS User Guide, which is available at ui.com/download/edgemax

For more information on PoE configuration, refer to "Configuring PoE Settings".

UNMS Management

You can manage your device using UNMS, which lets you configure, monitor, upgrade, and back up your devices using a single application. Get started at www.unms.com

Configuring PoE Settings

WARNING: Before activating 54V or 24V passive PoE, ensure that the connected device supports PoE and the supplied voltage.

  1. Go to Actions > PoE for the interface you want to configure.

  2. Configure the PoE setting:
    • For eth1-eth2, select Off, 24V-4pair, or 54V-4pair.
    • For eth3-eth7, select Off or 24V .

    Then click Save.

WARNING: Do NOT connect 4-pair PoE devices, such as airFiber devices, to ports eth3-eth7. They support 2-pair PoE only.

Note: If the PoE screen states that PoE is not supported, then there is insufficient power. You will need to increase the power input to the EdgePoint.

For more information, refer to the EdgeOS User Guide, which is available at ui.com/download/edgemax

Specifications

EP-R8

Dimensions

326.6 x 382.7 x 88.8 mm (12.86 x 15.07 x 3.50")

With Wall-Mount326.6 x 382.7 x 105.5 mm (12.86 x 15.07 x 4.15")

Weight

3.4 kg (7.50 lb)

With Wall-Mount3.8 kg (8.38 lb)

Max. Power Consumption

40W (Excludes PoE Output)

Power Input

(1) DC Terminal Block or (2) RJ45 (PoE In and eth0)

(Self-Correcting Polarity Protection on DC Terminal Block Only,
Diode ORed Protection on All Power Inputs)

Power Supply

Min. 54V / 0.8A (Excludes PoE Output Power)

VDC Input

54V / 6A

Passive PoE Input

(2) 54V / 1.5A, 4-Pair (+1, 2, 4, 5; -3, 6, 7, 8) Passive PoE, eth0 and PoE In (PoE In: DC Only)

Passive PoE Output

(2) 54V or 24V / 1.4A, 4-Pair (+1, 2, 4, 5; -3, 6, 7, 8) Passive PoE, eth1 to eth2

(5) 24V / 0.7A, 2-Pair (+4, 5; -7, 8) Passive PoE, eth3 to eth7

Power Monitoring

(1) DC Terminal Block, Input Power

(2) RJ45, PoE In and eth0, Input Power

Supported Voltage Range

+42 to +56VDC
(-48V is NOT Supported)

Button

Reset

LEDs

SystemPower
eth0Speed/Link/Activity
eth1 to eth7Speed/Link/Activity, PoE
SFPSpeed/Link/Activity

Ports

Serial Console Port(1) RJ45 Serial Port
PoE In Port(1) RJ45 Port
Data Ports(6) 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ports
(2) 10/100/1000 RJ45/SFP Combination Ports

Processor

Dual-Core 600 MHz, MIPS64 with Hardware Acceleration for Packet Processing

System Memory

2 GB DDR3-1600 RAM

Code Storage

4 GB

Certifications

CE, FCC, IC

Pole/Wall Mount

Yes

Operating Temperature

-40 to 65° C (-40 to 149° F)

Operating Humidity

10 - 90% Noncondensing