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TheBrothersWISP 79 – Ubiquiti Financing, MUM Austin, Slack Catchup



This week Greg and Mike do an after Thanksgiving update.

This cast we talk about:
Ubiquiti 0% financing
Mikrotik newsletter 85
MUM USA in Austin April 4th-5th
Mikrotik BGP Tests?
Happy Birthday to Miller
IBM picks up RedHat
Airspan acquires Mimosa

*Slack Updates*
Jeff – Huawei US distribution raised prices and documentation is behind paywall.
Discussion of running fiber along with copper in MDUs
10Gb to the desk for standard office users
Mikrotik btest results and observations
Invalid packets – runts(smaller than 64 bytes), packets not in connection table, session closes and packets show up
Tomas – modern version of ROS do MSS adjustment directly in the PPP driver to allow a packet to stay in the fast path
CCR terminating a couple thousand PPPoE clients choking when 20-30 drop and reestablish at once
Packetloss on dispirate switched network connected by Mikrotik EoIP tunnel
Mike is looking for a whitebox switch that can take a massive amount of ACLs
What do you use for T1s – Greg uses Cisco 2621s with a T1 card(about $30 total)
Tunnels from a Mikrotik exit the “Output” chain, thus routing marks must be made in the output chain, not prerouting

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TheBrothersWISP 78 – MTK Grey Hat, RF E Asymmetric Horns, Supermicro HW Hack?

Published on October 28, 2018, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week Greg, Andrew Cox, Andrew Thrift, Dave, and Nick Arellano choot the chit.

This cast we talk about:
Generate ACLs for country based filtering
Route filter for North America
Mikrotik grey hat hacker asking for donations.
New logo challenge…what do you guys like?
Don’t use RB1100 ports 11-13; on pcie interface which causes errors and slowness
Ken had to downgrade to 6.40 to get his LTE card working
RF Elements asymmetric horns
RB4011 vs CCR1009 BGP load time
Optimizing throughput for CCR1072 – bgp / route filtering / queues / firewall rules – accept known first etc
Bloomberg Supermicro report rebuttal
Thoughts on Cisco IOS-XR “first impressions”
Play AM radio using your web browser
Libssh authentication bypass on Cisco
Protecting customers from themselves: what do you block?
IPv6 channel is active – Did the internet birth trolls?

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TheBrothersWISP 77 – Cambium Cat5, 4011 BGP, All-In-One or Nah?



This week Greg, Dave, and Mike (Déjà vu) yarn for a bit; stay a while, and listen.

This cast we talk about:
IPv6 follow-up: enable ipv6 in MTK, then issue “/system default-configuration print” to see default ipv6 firewall rules
Steve’s IPv4/IPv6 Network Aggregator
Cambium is going to sell outdoor cat5
Greg’s USB boost converter 5V to 24V for PoE
RB4011\RB1100AHx4 BGP?
Highlights from Mikrotik slack:
Check CPUs in system resources cpu to see utilizaton on all cores.
Jeremy says to check if scripts are still running head to system scripts jobs.
Ole says 1036 takes 45 seconds to reboot and start passing traffic.
Thrift says Tilera MDE (Multicore Development Environment) only supports up to the 3.3 kernel, so they are stuck there moving forward.
Jason Wilson shared that the Russian MUM has opened up an iPhone app.
Dan discovered that once customers connected to a remote network with the Cisco anyconnect client they pulled a new DNS server and it caused issues.
VoIP Phone IPSec
Tomas’ Thoughts: At what point does having services separated out bring benifit vs the all-in-one solution?

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TheBrothersWISP 76 – New Mikrotik Kit, UBNT CPE Mystery, S3 Buckets vs Dropbox



This week Greg, Dave, and Mike (Déjà vu) yarn for a bit; stay a while, and listen.

This cast we talk about:
Mikrotik renames release channels
DHCP Snooping
Ubiquiti CPEs with public IPs stop responding to admin access, but pass traffic…why?
Tool to aggregate IPv4/IPv6 routes – thanks Steve!
Mikrotik newsletter 84
RB4011
RB4011 Wireless
Mikrotik 60 GHz SXT
BaseBox 6
WISPApalooza
Amazon S3 bucket vs dropbox or box

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TheBrothersWISP 75 – VoIP Acquisitions, Unifi XG, A Hashing Story



This week Greg, Dave, and Mike do a quick cast to kick off the Labor day weekend…it sure feels like working trying to listen to these things, though…

This cast we talk about:
SECURE YOUR ROUTERS!!!!!!!!!
Ignite net new firmware
TBW IPv6 podcast
Nicks notes on IPv6
All of the pickles
Sangoma acquires Digium Inc
Unifi super high density deployment radios – Arena / Conference Hall
Tracking down TCP resets, a hashing story
Tower training over at ISPSupplies
Issabel Asterisk GUI Dave said is horrible…so why am I linking it?

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TheBrothersWISP – Why Should I Use IPv6?

Published on August 30, 2018, by in Mikrotik, Networking.

Nick, John, Miller, Tommy, Mike, and Greg talk about the various reasons to do IPv6 or not, some of the hurdles to implement, and use cases.

We also discuss:
Business case for IPv6
Islands of knowledge
Consumer vs Enterprise
Dual stacking
P2P addressing
Subnet sizes
Subnet sizes to deliver to customers
Prefix delegation via DHCP
AAAA and IPv6 DNS
Hotspots and IPv6
SLAAC
Various address types
Neighbor tables
ICMP in IPv6

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TheBrothersWISP 74 – Protect your tik, Ciena Metro E, Unresponsive Customers

Published on August 19, 2018, by in Mikrotik, Networking.



This week Greg, Dave, Mike, Miller and Andrew Cox totally bro out and talk about manly things…and at the end Greg feels all the feels, so use caution if that’s not your thing 😉

This cast we talk about:
Dragonwav’s annoucement
Bare minimum to protect your Mikrotik
Greg Trains on Ciena Metro E Kit
Ciena 3930
Ciena 8700
Monitoring customers with overlapping subnets?
Working with unresponsive customers

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TheBrothersWISP 73 – Mikrotik 4011, security, MTU, cheap fiber tools



This week Greg, Dave, and Mike trade our favorite recipes.

This cast we talk about:
Mikrotik 4011 first look
Mikrotik 4011 second look
Wireless Wire MTU Issue – regular wireless l2mtu of 1600
Mikrotik selling CWDM muxes and optics
Mikrotik coinhive crytpojacking
More botnets taking advantage of winbox holes up to version 6.42
Mikrotik has a security blog
Locating fiber in the field – VFL
ST to LC adapter for a VFL
Ubiquiti Fiber PoE – tranciever with passive PoE out (McAfee)

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TBW 71: Where oh were could Greg be?



This cast we talk about:
NEWS: Cambium launches the e700 outdoor WiFi AP
NEWS: RF Elements gets hornier
Mikrotik have found a bit of focus on LTE, HOORAY!
NEWS: Mikrotik: RB450Gx4 and hEX S new products + discuss the inevitable refresh of Omnitik AC, Dynadish, Netmetal
Mikrotik switching – State of Play 1H2018
Ham Stuff

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TheBrothersWISP 70 – LHG60g, Vendor Stagnation, Why Ham?



This week Greg, Dave, and Mike get jazzy. Can you notice the better audio?

This cast we talk about:
Mikrotik LHG60 available around 15th of this month
stagnation in vendors vs wireless in emerging markets
Caching on https
USAC – FCC subsidized telecom costs for govn’t organizations
UBNT starts looking into AirMax MPLS issues
Project Fi
Mike asks what fiber tools do you find essential (non termination tools)
ham radio license / topics / legally buy Mikrotik intl versions
Amature radio bands
Tytera (TYT) MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio

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