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The Brothers WISP – FCC 477/BDC Requirements and Tower Coverage

 

Today we have Tommy and Dennis Burgess

This is an unscheduled cast because I have been trying to make this happen for a couple months now and our two busy schedules have finally aligned. (And there’s enough useful information to work with)

We are talking about the new FCC 477 and BDC (Broadband Deployment Collection) requirements for ISPs and how Tower Coverage can help with those issues.

https://www.towercoverage.com/
https://www.linktechs.net/index.html

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The Brothers WISP 165 – Mikrotik L3 Offloading, New RB5009, CRS610, What is Broadband Similar to?

 

This week we just have Tommy (I am ordering echo stuff for my room because I have listened to this cast 3x now and hate the sound of my own voice…)

Also note: I guess I have been running my mic backwards for the last couple weeks like a moron. ( you can see the silver dot which is the front of the mic facing towards the camera. I have been informed of this particularly foolish mistake and I have been told I sound great now…) I apologize for the horrible audio quality and hope to do better in the future.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
Preseem.com
**/Sponsors**

This Week we talk about:

00:03:33 New FCC Proposed Speed Requirements
00:07:03 ROS 7.4rc2 and My seeing it working pretty well, check it out for yourself.
00:09:20 L3 HW Offload Experience
00:15:53 Unifi on Mikrotik Docker Link Below
00:17:10 FCC Clarification on Who Can Sign Off on Submissions for Broadband Deployment Data
00:21:48 What Can We Compare Internet Service With?
00:31:30 80km Bidi Optics and Diagnostics
00:38:10 Fiber To The Apartment Discussion
00:49:28 Mikrotik New Switches and Newsletter
00:52:14 Mikrotik RB5009 New Version, Note PoE is only on Copper Ports, No PoE on the SFP πŸ˜‰
01:01:04 How to Contact Me
01:03:53 Midwest Regional Broadband Operators Meeting – July 28, 2022 (Link Below)

Unifi on Docker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rq1Dnj2p8E
New Mikrotik Switch CRS610 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhEcesjxiw&t=6s
New Mikrotik Newsletter #106 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_QW_KZu7_M
New FCC Requirements 100/20 https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/07/fcc-chair-proposes-new-us-broadband-standard-of-100mbps-down-20mbps-up/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midwest-regional-broadband-operators-meeting-july-28-2022-tickets-367808143057?fbclid=IwAR1Mg9uAmqjdb9cJnQLAipGpu-sJvTHAX8nMzi4QpSuo5_dyid6RoBAdTHQ

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The Brother WISP 164 – Docker is back! Heartwarming stories and TCP Retransmission issues.

 

This week we have Tommy and Zach.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
Preseem.com
**/Sponsors**

This Week we talk about:

0:00:10 Intro
0:04:14 Be careful with lighting Season this year. Heartwarming story from Alex Robinson (Open Wireless), Ryan Reid (ROAMR Wireless & Broadband) and David Busch (ZipLink Systems) ?flite=scwspnss
00:06:35 Docker Support is coming back! Containers on x86
00:09:10 Getting Docker to Run has some Gotchas.
00:12:10 Consumer Privacy and minimizing your knowledge
00:15:00 Zach is waiting for NAT to work in VRFs
00:17:41 Communities on ROS v7 Filters is Great! Still is a bummer we don’t have a useful GUI
00:20:22 New Netwatch features (Don’t block ICMP)
00:22:35 Zach’s woes hunting down TCP retransmission issues.
00:30:00 Become Multi-Homed benefits and some diagnostics ideas.
00:33:58 New RouterOS Jailbreak attack from Margin Research
00:37:00 CloudFlare Outage report. Testing Methodologies
00:46:40 Open Source Network?
00:53:10 Juniper MX204s are heading towards EOL
00:55:19 Open Source Caching with QWILT
01:03:15 Wrap up.

Heartwarming WISP story: https://www.facebook.com/100003275926482/posts/5093997970719350/ (Requires Facebook, sorry)
Docker Support Link https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=84901929
New Netwatch Features: https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Netwatch
RouterOS Jailbreak from Margin Research: https://github.com/MarginResearch/FOISted
And from the same guys How RouterOS works: https://margin.re/blog/pulling-mikrotik-into-the-limelight.aspx
Cloudflare outage and report: (someone put the “Deny All” rule above important stuff.)
https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-outage-on-june-21-2022/
Open Source Caching with QWILT
https://www.qwilt.com/open-caching/
Zach’s Blog: https://zachbiles.net/

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The Brother WISP 163 – Preseem Sponsor Highlight

 

This week we have Tommy, John Osman, Greg Lipschitz, Jeremy Austin and Dan Siemon to talk about Preseem as our new sponsor

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
Preseem.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:

0:00:59 Introduction
0:05:30 Preseem elevator pitch
0:09:16 Tommy’s Story with Preseem
0:12:28 What is QOE?
0:15:35 Onboarding Time and what Preseem boxed look like (Hardware requirements)
0:19:50 Question “How many queues can you handle?”
0:22:40 CGNAT?
0:25:04 QOS is Bunk!
0:28:59 Is Preseem afraid of the availability of FQ_Codel/Cake in commodity (Mikrotik) hardware?
0:32:40 Is Preseem only for Wireless? What about other Tech? (DSL, Fiber, Cable, PTMP technologies)
0:34:29 The value of Preseem, our access networks need improvement. Why Preseem
0:50:30 Does not replace actually having sufficient bandwidth! But can help.
0:53:41 The classical solution of throwing bandwidth at all of the problems doesn’t help either.
0:57:40 Where does Preseem+ fit in?
0:59:48 What about when you have multiple ingress/egress paths? (diverse upstreams in your network)
1:04:30 What about when the Preseem box fails?
1:06:30 Is Docker an option?
1:08:50 What about integration with other platforms? (Billing software)
1:10:30 Can I just get Preseem+?
1:12:05 IPv6 support?
1:16:10 Multi-Queueing?
1:20:56 Transport Technologies beyond IPv4 and IPv6? (VLAN, VXLAN, MPLS)
1:20:20 Why the WISP Market and what’s the future look like for other technologies?
1:28:40 Goal is improving customer’s experience. (both you and your customer’s)
1:32:00 How to get ahold of Preseem.
1:36:45 How to get ahold of Greg
1:38:07 How to get ahold of John

https://www.youtube.com/c/Preseem
John’s site: https://www.miscreantsinaction.com/

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The Brother WISP 162 – Ubiquiti 60 GHz gear, Mikrotik V7, Flat network recommendations and more

 

This week we have Tommy and Jon

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
Ubiquiti 60 GHz gear announcements, various 60 GHz gear and a cool teardown video, AF60 and AF60LR are Class A Radios Use Caution when placing them!

1 Petabit per second per strand of Fiber

Ubiquiti Edgeswitch s16 Issues and Switch/Power Discussion.

Mikrotik ROS V7.3 RC1 & 2 and Comments on Cake Queues

Flat network woes and recommendations for avoiding annoying things 1:19:00 TCP Windowing issue?

Mimosa Announcements

Subscription Models and how unpopular they are.

Tom Smith BGP on BSD, X86 Routers

Relevant Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxC5R…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI9fv…

https://newatlas.com/telecommunicatio…

Fiber Store’s Mux ponder https://www.fs.com/products/148739.html

https://www.businesswire.com/news/hom…

Tom Smith did a presentation at BSDCan about BGP on BSD https://www.bsdcan.org/events/bsdcan_…

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

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The Brothers WISP 161 – Greg Retires From TBW, BEAD Program, No More Cake

Published on May 21, 2022, by in Mikrotik, Networking.

This week we have Greg, Tommy, and Nick.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
Greg retires from TBW podcast…bye everyone πŸ™‚
BEAD program
ROS 7.3 beta 40, CAKE disabled?, added BGP names, more verbosity on bridge loop detection. When do we get more STP info in logs?!?!
No CAKE for you; thanks Ole
magic SFP notes from Chad
Testing over a backup WAN link

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

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The Brothers WISP 160 – MaGiC-SFP, Dreamwall, Blocking Pirate Sites

Published on May 8, 2022, by in Networking, Ubiquiti.

This week we have Greg, Greg, and more Greg.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
MaGiC-SFP™ : Solving the Last Mile Bandwidth Challenge
Unifi Dreamwall
Every US ISP to block sites
Travel to Argentina

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

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The Brothers WISP 159 – UID, PoE Switches, Omada

This week we have Greg, Zach, and Collin Z travel there and back again.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
Little Brother Employment Advancement (Proof it’s not a static group!)
Ubiquiti identity management
PoE Switches Capable of Being Powered by PoE
Have we talked Omada yet?
What are we automating these days?
zachs links
collins links

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

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The Brothers WISP 158 – Git Usage, Mikrotik 100Gb Switch, USFA Testing

Published on April 8, 2022, by in Mikrotik, Networking.

This week we have Greg, Tommy C., and friendly new(almost Canadian) face Zach Biles!

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
Getting better at git
using git in your environment
batfish
SuzieQ
Arista ZTP blogpost
Mikrotik 100Gb switch CRS504-4XQ-IN
Mikrotik 7.2 stable release
CRS326 port extender mode; if extended switch gets a loop the main switch goes hard down.
Let’s say you wanted to make sure someone could use a cell phone for a video call in the middle of a concert where there is massive 5ghz and 2ghz interference and cell service is also overloaded. What would you do?
Universal Service Fund Administration Testing

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)

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The Brothers WISP 157 – ROS Updates, Arista ZTP, Russian Sanctions

Published on March 27, 2022, by in Mikrotik, Networking.

This week we have Greg and Nick Arellano. Zoom FTW bruh.

**Sponsors**
Sonar.Software
Towercoverage.com
**/Sponsors**

This week we talk about:
7.2RC5 *) bgp – added BGP advertisements display (requires output.keep-sent-attributes to be set);
Arista purchasing untangle
What is Greg automating – AWS inventory and Arista ZTP
ICANN refusal of services suspension Russia
Suspension of services for Russia LINX
Russian creates its own certificate authority
Cogent pulled out of russia – pulled IP space too
Lumen pulled out of russia
Govt sanction notes
Documentation written vs video

Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)