Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway USG Setup


Hello in this video I’m going to be going through the basic setup of a Ubiquiti USG or UniFi Security Gateway so I’ve done a previous video where I unbox this I’ll put like the description to my Ubiquiti playlist and you can look that up there and I’ll also put a link in the description to this product on Amazon and I’ll have my affiliate link down there and if you use That link it helps me out a little bit. It doesn’t cost you anything extra. So I really appreciate that so what I have is I have the Ubiquiti USG router plugged in and I have an Ethernet cable going from my DSL modem into the WAN port and I have the Ethernet on the LAN port plugged into my laptop so which I’m doing a screen recording on so what I’ve done ahead of time is I downloaded the UniFi package. So to install this you need a controller and I’ll be putting their control on my laptop I have another video where I talk about setting up a controller on a Synology NAS You can also buy a separate controller hardware from Ubiquiti or you can just put it on a computer you have sitting around But for this demonstration, I’m going to put it on the laptop. I’ve downloaded UniFi you can Google for that. It’s on there Ubiquiti’s website (ubnt.com) I can’t show you the website because I’m not online right now. So I’ll hit continue. I’ll get this installed So my setup process may be different from your internet This will give you an idea of what it takes so So I’ve installed the the UniFi controller and I’ll open it up And it is starting it right now And while that’s running I’m going to plug in the USG to power And you see an option here it says launch a browser to manage the network, so I’ll hit this button This It says the connection is not private because this uses a self-signed certificate, but I’m going to copy this URL It gives you a message that it doesn’t like Safari. So I’m if you’re in I think it can work in Firefox and Chrome I’m not sure about edge, but I’m just gonna paste this into Chrome just to make it easier It seems to work pretty good in Safari from what I’ve done, but I’ll do this anyway So it gives you another error message here. I’ll click on Advanced and I’ll say proceed to localhost And I’ll have the UniFi setup wizard and it says connect your country then select your time zone and I will hit Next on that And it says please select the devices you would like to configure. So I just plug this in so it might take a minute for This to show up I’ll open up a terminal here and we’ll Watch and see when it’s connected So I may speed the video up at this point Okay, it looks like I didn’t take too long so I’ll refresh this page. Although yeah, it’s gonna take me back to the first page, but I’ll hit next again and It has not shown up yet, so it’s still loading Okay, so that took a minute You’ll see here. It is listing the unified security gateway 3p So I will check that And it’s asking us what devices we want to configure. So I’ll hit next and this is where you configure Wi-Fi So if you have a Wi-Fi access point you can plug that in here I’ll have separate videos on that and I’ll put that link in the plot put those in the playlist. So I’m going to skip this right now and Then it wants an admin name And an admin email And a password And Then it also has this device authentication admin username and password if you click the little eye icon here, it will show you that password But for now, I’ll just hit next and I’ll hit finish and Now it’s asking me to Enter the cloud login credentials, which I don’t have setup. So I’ll hit skip there And this place is on us on the unified dashboard so If you are familiar with other Like Small office/home office routers a lot of times. I’ll have like a wizard when you login and this does not have a wizard so You are set to the dashboard To set this up we’ll want to go to Down here to the bottom I get if you have a bigger monitor this may just show the icons, but I have these three dots and I’ll go to settings here and I’ll go to Let’s see, we’re on site I’ll go down to networks and you’ll see it has LAN and WAN and I’ll start with Wynn and I’ll hit edit and Here you’re going to set up your Wynn type how it connects to the internet. So connection type here says use DHCP you can also static IP and pppoe so typically DHCP is very common, but my system uses pppoe so You’ll want to configure that here. I’m going to hit save here. Then I’m going to come back and enter my pppoe information offline and then we’ll continue so one second Okay, so I’ve saved my Wynn network with the pppoe And then you can go to LAN here and this somewhat works out of the box you can go in it sets up a network of 192.168.1.1 and it has a DHCP server range of 6 to 254 So if you’re replacing a previous router, you may want to put the same settings in here You can go down. Let’s see, what do we have here? Advanced Options and Configure ipv6 so I don’t think there was anything else here to setup So, let’s go to let’s go back to the dashboard and I’m gonna see if a ping comes through like if this is set up yet. Okay, so When I finish the LAN configuration it gave me it I’m up online now, so I should be able to go to a website Yep, that works so I can I Can say Ubiquiti UniFi Download So this is the software I downloaded you go to downloads here You’ll see the Well, that’s the m-phy Let’s see UniFi Here we go, so I’ll take it to download the software I’m using this unified controller you’ll go here and Go down to software here and You’ll see the controllers here for Mac OS Windows and Linux So it should work the same so That’s the basic setup of the USG, so it’s a little different in that doesn’t have that wizard that pops right up But just remember go down to settings win and then you can setup your internet access there From what I understand Some systems need what you might call ran MAC address cloning And I don’t know that there’s a place in the interface here if you know that let me know in the comments But you can google that and there’s a way to go through the command line to set that up So that’s a little bit more involved if you need to do that kind of thing, so I want to go over here to show a couple things Here if we go to clients will see that this computer I’m on is Listed here. So if we click on this We can go down to we can go to configuration here and go to network and you’ll see where it says use fixed IP address so Here we can well it set six we can leave six or give it a different IP address and we can save that So that’s often used for like servers and such where you want to have DHCP issue a fixed IP address to a client so This is already on the network this computer because I’m using it right now But if you have a server you haven’t plugged in yet. You can go to add client here up at the top and you can type in the The MAC address here and give it an alias and a fixed IP and type that in here so that way Gives that same IP address all the time. A lot of systems will have that Configuration within like the DHCP configuration. This is kind of a separate thing. It’s under clients over here. So Let’s see if there’s other configurations here We want to look at so I want to go over the basics of setting up internet Once you get internet going you can tweak some other things here You one thing let’s see if I can find it here Okay routing in firewall if you have any static routes or firewall you can do that here another thing port forwarding which is pretty common Not pretty alien coming to some people in home networks you can click on writing in firewall quick port forwarding here and add a new port forward so you could say I have a website you could say it’s on port 80 and You know that needs to go to one nine two one six eight dot one dot six on to port 80 and that will forward the port through from the public Internet to the private machine, so That’s something else that’s pretty common that people do You have intrusion intrusion prevention Deep packet inspection. I’m not going to go over all these things right away Okay, I had to look this up. I I passed over it the first time so If you go to the site under settings, which is the first option and you scroll down you’ll see this provider capabilities and you can hit pre-populate here and it will run a speed test and then I will populate with that and then the capacity on the Dashboard will show how much of your internet capacity you’re using based upon that speed test so this is testing right now my latency, then it will test the download speed and then the upload speed and It will store that Alternatively you can just enter these values in the system manually, like if you’re expected if you’re supposed to have a certain, um, you know, Download and upload speed you can put that in there Okay, so I’ll hit close here and you’ll see it has these values here and I can hit apply changes And Now I’ll go back to the dashboard here And It should show This let’s see, I Think that’s going to show up right here it will show I think it limit shows the cap here About how much you have bandwidth? I’m using so oh In this Internet capacity also should show so this is zero percent. So if we start utilizing this let’s See if that does anything That doesn’t seem to be doing anything right here, I don’t know um When that will show up so See if I refresh if it Yeah, now it’s saying it’s using three percent of my internet capacity so I don’t know if that’s supposed to update automatically or not. But Okay, so that’s the basics of setting up the Ubiquiti USG. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments If you like this video, please click like and I’ll put a link in description to my playlist with other videos And thanks for watching. Goodbye

6 thoughts on “Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway USG Setup

  1. Hi There can the controller be used on an android os instead of Mac windows or Linux?? I won't have a PC running all the time but I will have an Android device running all the time

  2. We have 2 static IP's – Do I need to setup a pfSense router ahead of the USG- or is the WAN2 port pictured on the device robust enough for NAT routing to our two web servers?

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