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Small footprint meets big Wi-Fi coverage

As the heart of the home, GigaBLAST Mini (u4) Wi-Fi is built to learn and optimize your space and devices to deliver reliable connections regardless of size or layout. Its clean and compact design compliments any room you place it in. Ask us about the GigaBLAST Mini today!

Ultimate Wi-Fi. Exceptional design.

The GigaSpire BLAST system now unlocks the 6 GHz capabilities of Wi-Fi 6E. Using the CommandIQ® app, you can tailor the 6E network for compatible devices to work more productively, stream content seamlessly, game without lag or connect your smart home devices without the frustration of network interference.

Key Features

Fully Secure
Flexible Mesh

"Plug & Play" with intelligent mesh. The latest intelligent mesh technology extends amazing Wi-Fi to the hard-to-reach corners of any residence.

The latest hardware and software security features for the industry are built in to ensure that your connection is always safe.

Lightning Fast

No lag and no downtime with Multi-user, Multi-input, Multi-output (MU-MIMO tech) with 8 streams of data simultaneously.

Fully Managed
Fit for You
Cutting Edge

Every GigaSpire BLAST system is managed by your service provider so they can fix issues before they occur and ensure a simple, amazing experience.

The GigaSpire BLAST Family is constantly growing to help ensure that your service provider can offer the Wi-Fi system that is right for you.

Experience a growing selection of applications enhancing everything for your connected life — from parental controls to the latest in network security and more.

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Fast, reliable home Wi-Fi — it’s what we all want, especially
for bandwidth-hungry applications, like streaming HD video, videoconferencing, and online gaming. But in today’s increasingly complicated smart homes, speed and coverage are just the beginning. If you want the ultimate Wi-Fi experience for all your online activities, you need more simplicity and more control at your fingertips.

Why shouldn’t your home Wi-Fi be all this and more?

The GigaBLAST Mini (u4) is a next-generation smart home system that’s ideal for smaller homes, apartments, and condos. Leveraging the latest advancements in Wi-Fi technology, including the Wi-Fi 6 standard (also known as 802.11ax ), the GigaBLAST Mini combines blazing-fast speeds with whole-home coverage to give you an unrivaled online experience. Whether you’re streaming HD video on multiple devices simultaneously, uploading a big presentation for work, or gaming online with friends, the GigaBLAST Mini has got you covered.

What’s more, the GigaBLAST Mini features a sleek tabletop design that will look and perform great on any bookshelf or kitchen counter.

GigaBLAST Mini Unboxing

GigaBLAST Mini (u4)
Technical Data

Key Attributes

Home Gateway
  • Layer 2 bridge and Layer 3 routing for High Speed Internet (HSI) data and IPTV
    video services

  • DHCP server options

  • DHCP (IPoE) and PPPoE network connections

  • Network Access Translation (NAT), public to private
    IP addressing

  • Configurable IP address schemes, subnets, static-IP addresses

  • DNS server

  • Bridge port assignment and data traffic mappings

  • Port forwarding

  • Firewall and security

  • Application and website filtering

  • Selectable forwarding and blocking policies

  • DMZ hosting

  • Parental controls, time of day usage

  • Denial of service (DoS) protection

  • MAC filtering

  • Time/Zone support

  • Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP)


1 gigabit ethernet (GE) WAN interface
  • 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet, auto-negotiating


  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, simultaneous dual-band

  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) certified, 802.11a/n/ac compatible

  • 4x4 streams (2x2 @ 2.4 GHz and 2x2 @ 5 GHz)

  • PA/WPA2/WPA3; WEP 64/128 bit encryption

  • PuF (Physical Unclonable Functions)

  • WPS push-button

  • 2x2 DL/UL MU-MIMO, implicit/ explicit high-power, dynamic beamforming (5 GHz radio)

  •  2x2 DL/UL MU-MIMO implicit/ explicit high-power, dynamic beamforming (2.4 GHz radio)

  • 1024 QAM; OFDMA; BSS Coloring

  • DCM (Dual Carrier Modulation)

  • TWT (Target Wake Time) for IoT clients


Wi-Fi redundant mesh
  • Self Managed: self configuration, Air time fairness

  • Dynamic Mesh: load balancing, band/node steering; interference management

  • Self Healing; diagnostics; events


Gigabit ethernet (GE) LAN interfaces
  • Two (2) ports of multi-rate 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet, auto-negotiating for residential IPTV and data services

USB port

• USB 2.0 - Type A host interface


Supports multiple data service profiles
Traffic management and quality of service (QoS)
  • 2.1Q VLANs

  • 802.1p service prioritization

  • Q-in-Q tagging

  • Multiple VLANs

  • DiffServ

  • Pre-defined QoS on service type • LAG of GE ports

  • MAP-T


IPTV, IGMPv2, future support of IGMPv3
  • GMP Snooping and Proxy

  • IGMP Fast Leaves


Gateway management
  • CSC (Calix Support Cloud)

  • TR-069

  • Local Home Gateway GUI, access provisional

  • Remote WAN side GUI access • Default username/password


AC to 12 V DC power adapter


  • Width: 5 in (12.7 cm)

  • Height: 1.6 in (4 cm)

  • Depth: 5 in (12.7 cm)

  • Weight: 10.6 oz. (0.3 kg)


WAN Interface
  • Interface: One Gigabit-Ethernet Port, RJ-45 connector

  • Wireless: 2.4 GHz 2x2 and 5 GHz 2x2 internal antennas

  • LAN Data/IPTV: Two (2) 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet port, RJ-45 connectors

  • WAN: One (1) 10/100/1000

  • USB: USB 2.0 Type A

  • Power: Single barrel connector

  • WPS Switch: Push-button actuator

  • Reset button for factory default


  • Drop length: 328 feet (100 m) maximum using Cat5/6 cable for GigE

  • Auto MDI/MDIX crossover for 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-TX

  • Traffic Management and QoS802.11Q VLAN; 802.11p voice, video, data and management priorities; Q-in-Q tagging


  • 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax

  • 5 GHz 802.11 a/n/ac/ax

  • 2x2 DL/UL MU-MIMO, implicit/ explicit high-power, dynamic beamforming (5 GHz radio)

  • 2x2 DL/UL MU-MIMO implicit/ explicit high-power, dynamic beamforming (2.4 GHz radio)

  • DCM, TWT, extended GI

  • Auto channel selecting and interference detection

  • WPS, WPS push button

  • Wi-Fi multimedia (WMM)

  • 802.11k,802.11v,802.11r

  • Supports up to 200 wireless clients

  • US Wi-Fi Output Power:

  • 30 dBm EU: ETSI Wi-Fi Output Power compliant


Remote Management
  • TR-069 remote management

  • TR-098 Internet Gateway Device Data Model


  • Operating temperature: Indoor ambient temperature, 0° to 40°C (32° to 104° F)

  • Operating and storage relative humidity: 10 to 90 % and 5 to 95% non-condensing respectively


Certification and Compliance
  • Emissions: FCC Part 15 Class B IC ICES-003 Class B CISPR-22

  • Safety: UL 60950 and UL 1697 approved

  • IEEE: 802.3, 802.3AB, 802.3U, 802.11p, 802.11Q

  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certified 802.11ax

  • USB-IF Compliance USB 2.0


Powering and Alarms
  • Single barrel connector

  • 12 V DC (nominal)

  • External Power Adapter: 12 V DC, 2 A


Ookla-based Performance Testing
  • Subscribers can run an Ookla- based performance test from within the Calix CommandIQ® mobile app

  • Symmetrical speed test results of 1 Gbps are possible with the GigaSpire BLAST u4 system (owing to the 1 GigE WAN port)

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