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The Brothers WISP 149 – Tom Smyth Talks EU Telecom Competition Policy

Published on December 5, 2021, by in Networking.

This is really geared toward EU ISPs. After about 30 minutes I start asking lots of questions because, as an American, I was LOST. It really comes down to huge differences between how the US and EU work.

This week we have Greg, Collin Z., and Tom Smyth(our Irish opera singer).

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This week we talk about:
EU Telecom Competition Policy

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The Brothers WISP 148 – MTK ZeroTier Arm Only, State Of ATAs, MOAR IPv4

*Audio quality improves after about 30 minutes*

This week we have Greg, Mike, and Andrew Horton(new face from a new place).

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This week we talk about:
Being in front of customers was exhilarating…finally, seeing humans again.
Bomb threat email frantech
FBI Email Hijack
Your Network Sucks Emails
ZeroTier on Mikrotik ARM only for now…
The USA is the largest market for Mikrotik…by almost double
Grandstream OpenVPN
Smart Thermostat – Line Voltage
cnMaestro Serial Upgrade
IETF 127.0.0.0/8

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The Brothers WISP 146 And A Half – DC Xconnects, CRS Troubleshooting, Travel Essentials

Published on November 7, 2021, by in Mikrotik, Networking.

This week we have Greg, Greg, and a little more Greg. It’s a solo cast due to time constraints…wasn’t my idea, file it with the complaint department.

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This week we talk about:
Datacenter xconnects; what I’ve learned over the years.
Troubleshooting issues on CRS3XX sucks
^^^Not to mention lack of switch config exporting
What are your travel essentials

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The Brothers WISP 146 – WISPAPALOOZA Wrap Up, MTK netFiber 9, LTE Thoughts

This week we have Greg, Tommy C, and Nick A. just over here feeling the love LOL.

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This week we talk about:
WISPAPalooza,
Mike got an award for TBW’s contribution to the WISP industry.
big note, No Ubiquiti
Mimosa A6x & C6x
Tarana – Several people say it’s good stuff
Everyone has 60GHz gear, even Adtran…
Mikrotik netfiber9 – 5 SFP and 4 SFP+. Barrel jack and poe in for power
Finally stable(ish) v7?

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The Brothers WISP 145 – Palooza New Vendors, Facebook Outage, MTK Newsletter 102

This week we have Greg, Greg L(https://www.linkedin.com/in/glipschitz/), Chad Wachs, and Mike Hammett…and yes, Pepperidge Farm remembers.

PS: Mike’s audio is bad for a few minutes, but we fix it up pretty quick.

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This week we talk about:
WISPAPALOOZA – Swag, LTE products
Selling phone service
Facebook outage, I didn’t get a single support call…and yes my phones are working again.
OOB mgmt methods
work from home during covid
Mtk newsletter 102
DPSK on Ruckus h500s
I had to replace more FS SFP+s in my MDU, and this time went with industrial SFPs
Got to eat lunch with Doug Eames, Colin Z. and Grumpy Old Matt in Dallas.

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The Brothers WISP 144 – voip.ms DDoS, Meris Botnet, Cloud Mitigation

This week we have Greg and Nick A. with this week’s after school special.

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This week we talk about:
Equipment lead times – seems slow, but moving.
voip.ms ddos
voip.ms ddos possibly extortion attack
bandwidth.com saw hours of outage today too…another victim?
Cloud based mitigation on services
Is your Mikrotik part of Meris botnet
Meris breakdown
Zach made a meric check playbook for ansible
Thrift reports some instability in the beta MLAG, but expects it to be sorted
6.49.rc1 *) winbox – added “interface-speed-100G” LED type to “System/LEDs” menu;

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The Brothers WISP 143 – ROS Docker, Zerotier, Cloud DNS

This week we have Greg, Nick A., and Alex Hart giving us the Hart to Heart.

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This week we talk about:
ROS V7.rc3 adds docker containers(additional package)
Colin’s blog shout out
ROS V7.rc3 adds docker containers(additional package)
Thrift says 7rc1 mlag seems stable, but Ole says wifi is not on some of the older hardware
Zerotier has some folks excited…or perhaps spicy is a better word for it LOLOL
Mikrotik IP cloud bricked for a day or so

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The Brothers WISP 142 – ROS V7 RC, Unifi Talk, dPSK In MDUs

This week we have Greg and Nick A. giving our annual fire side chat.

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This week we talk about:
Mikrotik ROS V7.1rc1 released
Unifi Talk
Satellite Azure deploy VM with AAP final config
dPSK vs SSID per resident in MDU
Aliexpress blackholes

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The Brothers WISP 141 – Mikrotik RB5009, CCR2004, Marvell Prestera

This week we have Greg, Mike, Tommy, and Andrew Thrift doing some hardware catchup.

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This week we talk about:
RB5009 video with Janis Megis!
RB5009 – 1GB RAM/Flash, 4 cour 1.4Ghz ARMv8, 7 gig ports, 1 2.5Gb, 1 SFP+ – $219 USD
RB5009 rack mount – 4 per 1U
New CCR2004 video with Pauls Jukonis
CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS – 16 copper gig ports, 2 SPF+, dual AC PSU, 2 switch chips each with 10Gb lane – $465 USD
V7.1 route filter updates
Thrift V7 testing CRS3XX
MCLAG/MLAG on CRS3XX testing
Marvell Acquiring Innovium for High-End Switch ASIC
Marvell Prestera 7k – 3 Chipsets. DX7312 300G (12x 25G SERDES), DX7325 1.2T (24x 50G SERDES), DX7335 1.6T (32x 50G SERDES) – MACSec, SRv6, 400G Optics
Speeduino

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The Brothers WISP – GPON vs Active Ethernet

Published on July 31, 2021, by in Networking, Ubiquiti.

This special cast has Greg, Tommy C, Ole, Brett, and Brad chat about the basics of GPON and how it compares to Active Ethernet. This is all about delivering fiber to the customer and there is a LOT of information in here. It is a longer episode, but we don’t finish everything, so let us know what we missed for the follow up episode.

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This week we talk about:
Define GPON
Define Active Ethernet
How does GPON work-splitters/oversubscription/ONT/OLT
How strong is vendor lock-in on GPON
Vendor cost vs support game
Who can you call for help
What is XGSPON
What is FEC
Cabinet types
Cabinet locations
GPON vs XGSPON speeds
GPON in the MDU vs copper cabling
ONT with wifi vs ONT with standard router
Distance from OLT to customers
Distance between customers
How TDMA works in GPON
Tools
Splicers
Cleavers
Locate kits
OTDRs
VFLs
Cleaners
Pigtails vs mechanical connections
Scopes
Live fiber monitoring
APC vs UPC connections

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