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The Brothers WISP 120 – Mikrotik Updates, Time Off In IT, One Tip For Students Heading Into IT



This week we have Greg, Mike, Tommy C., and Miller using some new video technology!

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This week we talk about:
Simon from Sonar will be a guest; what questions do you have?
Nvidia purchases ARM for $40B
Cradlepoint sells to Ericcson
H.266 video compression promisses to use 50% less bandwidth – thanks for the tip Mike
Major windows security hole plugged for AD; update ASAP if you haven’t already.
ROS 6.47.4 gives more u-nii-2 support, fixed CRS3xx IGMP and STP issues.
Thrift spotted in the newsletter the line “the network will be upgraded to a 100 Gbps data transfer rate, using MikroTik devices that will be released soon.”
Mikrotik hAP AC3 non LTE $99 – ARM based CPU, should we chance it? Bonus pirate video on the product page.
Mikrotik CSS610-8G-2S+IN Marvel Chipset $100 for 2x SFP+ ports!!!
Mikrotik 3011 has known switch chip issue where a mix of port speeds isn’t allowed. 1Gb devices with 100Mb devices result in port flaps.
Small indoor UPS that if drained requires no interaction to get it back online?
Ubiquiti asks for your input
Chad reminds us why fire code exists for our cabling; ” If your cabling, equipment or holes are listed in the fire investigation report, the ensuing insurance suits will do everything possible to have someone else pay.”
Time off in IT; different perspectives from around the world.
Looks like I’ll be mentoring some College Students.

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The Brothers WISP 119 – $1800 PTZ, 100% SLAs, Centurylink Split



This week we have Greg, Mike, and Tommy C. keeping you in the know.

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This week we talk about:
Nick A found a $1,800 PTZ camera in the beta store – 22x optical zoom full PTZ
Mikrotik Net Power Lite 7R – now with 100% more video
Mikrotik HA router scripts(heartbeat link with config sync and peer failure detection) – thanks for the link Landon
100% uptime to customers
Moving DCs…time to register for my ORG/ASN/IP
More Zhone complaining
In automation config pushing is so boring…what’s interesting?
Self Service troubleshooting.
Toilet potatos
Tommy’s failure story
Is Level 3 Down?

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The Brothers WISP 118 – Mikrotik Updates, Your Looking Glass, Our Biggest Failures

Published on August 30, 2020, by in Networking.



This week we have Greg, Mike, and Sean Scarfo talk about our greatest failures(PS, Greg has many more LOL).

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This week we talk about:
Mikrotik CRS3xx initial Bridge Port Extender support added – 802.1BR
Mikrotik CCR2004s – a few reports of lockups
Wireguard release in beta
More L3 HW offload
NLNOG Ring – shared shells to test from
Pretty looking glass server – hyper glass
FB WISP Talk Poll: Unexpected results – pole1pole2
Our failures: sharing stories about our biggest oopsies.

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The Brothers WISP 117 – Mike vs Zhone, VoIP APIs, Netonix and 4011 Bugs

Published on August 16, 2020, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week we have Greg and Mike; just like old times 🙂

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This week we talk about:
Mike’s Zhone Issues
College hacking contest – how fun would that be.
Using public resovlers 8.8.8.8, 4.2.2.2, 1.1.1.1. Should you have some language in your contracts?
VoIP system API – 3cx doesn’t have a native, but there are 3rd parties.
Yealink phones have a rest API
Yealink CAs
Cisco Devnet reserved labs have direct access only via anyconnect client *but why*
Do any of you use Cisco ACI?
Netonix 1.5.5 bug where you have to reapply over the top with the same firmware
The random 4011 lockups continue…*sigh*
Mikrotik V7 routing documentation…a bit more anyway

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The Brothers WISP 116 – Irish Politics, Finding A Job Now, Automation Story



This week we have Greg, Mike, Wilson, and Tom Smyth; our rebel brother has returned for the holidays and he’s back to his old shenanigans.

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This week we talk about:
Irish politics
Covid for the Irish – the pubs are still closed!
Are people equipped to work from home
Fresh out of college, how do I get an IT job right now; what will I be missing out on being remote
Learning how to troubleshoot and experience
Automated network troubleshooting with zabbix/ansible
Ansible Omnibus – Things I learned along the way
Zach Biles blog – tips on ansible as he learns
What is a compelling automation story?

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Greg Talks 15 – Technical Sales, Vulnerability In Selling, Selling Techniques

Published on July 27, 2020, by in Greg Talks.

Greg talks to Tony Owens a lifelong technical sales leader.

This week we talk about:
Technical sales
Consultitave selling
Learning to be a manager
Learning to be a leader
Age = respect
Pattern interrupt
Showing vulnerability in your job
People will rescue you, they want to save you
Upfront contracts
3 seconds of guts
Sandler training – seemed like you really liked it.
Sports and your relationship with them.
Sports is the only real thing on TV
Why do you drink so much water?

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The Brothers WISP 115 – WISP After Death, Unifi Video EOL, RPKI Basics

Published on July 19, 2020, by in Networking, Ubiquiti.



This week we have Greg, Mike Dave, and Wilson…all the familiar faces coming back!
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This week we talk about:
WISP Virtual Summit July 28th
Save Dave’s brain
RIP Ubiquiti Unifi Video – EOL 1/1/2021
zwift.com
Cloudflare DNS outage
David – Arduino, PHP programming, cycling and weight loss, new kid,
Wilson’s RPKI
Mike got some new hardware; a stent!
I’m done with my sales training – I’m a real boy.
WLED esp8266 library

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The Brothers WISP 114 – T-Mobile Outage, Hypervisor Routing, Edge/Core Flexibility

Published on July 5, 2020, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week we have Greg, Mike have a 4th of July blowout LOL
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This week we talk about:
FS Box
T-mobile voice outage.
Pedro figured out to have STP BPDUs filtered he had to STP on the switch LOL
Greg wrote an Ansible playbook to backup a router based Dude install.
Greg’s ansible role to backup network devices to git.
Zach made some playbooks that pull backup files to a folder and do diffs.
Hypervisor Comparison
More Hypervisor Stuff
FB LINX
FB Datacenter
Mikrotik RPKI
Pedro found out you shouldn’t delete link local addresses on your BGP peers
What do you do with two links when one doesn’t have capacity to carry load during failure?
WISP Virtual Summit July 28th
How to design the edge/core for maximum flexibility with Mikrotik…should I do X, Y, or Z.

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Greg Talks 14 – Nick Arellano – CI/CD, Software Dev, GIT

Published on June 22, 2020, by in Monitoring, Networking.

Greg talks to Nick Arellano, a consultant and software developer.

This week we talk about:
How a consultant looks at your network
CI/CD
Software dev
Some anxiety I think partially feeling trapped; little access to other humans.
ostriches are devil spawn
GIT

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BsdCAN2020 TomSmyth – OpenBSD And OpenBGPD As ISP Controlplane

Published on June 15, 2020, by in Networking.



Tom Smyth speaks about OpenBSD And OpenBGPD As the ISP Controlplane in is BSDCAN2020 presentation:
● High-level overview of our network
● Routing fundamental crash-course
● Route Servers in 60 seconds
● BGP in 60 seconds
● Recursive Routes in 120 seconds
● Control Plane vs Data Plane
● OpenBGD
● Hardware routers / Switches

SLIDES HERE

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