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TheBrothersWISP 24 – The lame one without Greg

Published on September 4, 2015, by in Uncategorized.

Quote the Mike Hammett:
“I apologize for the mess. It took us an hour to get started due to hangups on Greg’s end… enough to where he used up all of his time. Then I realized I had to manually control the camera (maybe at my own direction?).

Tom Smyth, Justin Miller, Alex Hart and Mike Hammett discuss:

Cloud Hosted Router
AF3x\AF2x
Ignitenet MetroLinq
EdgeSwitch
TP-Link switches
UBNT DFS
WISPAPALOOZA and UBNT NEXT
RVA-IX and Midwest-IX
Tom’s singing and facial hair”

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TheBrothersWISP 23 – CCR1072, airfiberx, UBNT Gear, Mikrotik

Mike(Mom), Tom, Tomas(over achiever brother), Andrew Thrift(good looking brother), JJ(mad scientist brother), Alex(the normal one), and Greg(so bald it hurts) talk about life, love, and routers…mostly routers.

Some of the things discussed:
CCR1072
Mikrotik bugs
Mikrotik new revision system with incremental bug fixes
AirfiberX
Unifi AC
Mikrotik Cloud Hosted Router

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TheBrothersWISP 22 – 2015 MUMs

Published on May 28, 2015, by in Hardware, Mikrotik.

Mike, Miller, Tom and Greg went to the US MUM(well, Mike didn’t) and we have a little chat about it.

Some of the things discussed:
New MUM Hardware. Greg’s thoughts on said hardware.
Mike’s IX midwest-ix
Miller’s IX rva-ix
OpenBGPd – openbsd bgp routing.
BIRD – linux routing.
FastTrack – fastpath with connection tracking.
Greg’s MUM Presentation – using BGP to build QoS.
RoMon – MTK layer 2ish management protocol.
Lots-o-random things inbetween.

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

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TheBrothersWISP 21 – WISPAmerica 2015

Published on May 15, 2015, by in Networking.

Mike and Wilson went to WISPAmerica 2015 and did a quick live event talking about everything new they saw. Quick input from Scott.

Some of the things discussed:
Telrad
Mimosa
Mike is giving away SFPs lulz.
Lots-o-random things inbetween.

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

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TheBrothersWISP 20 – 2014 Wispapalooza

Mike and Wilson went to Wispapalooza and did a quick live event talking about everything new they saw. Joining in on the call was myself(Greg), Miller, Tom and JJ.

Some of the things discussed:
RF Elements Antennas
New Unifi Controlling everything
Ubiquiti Rocket X5
Lots-o-random things inbetween.

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TheBrothersWISP 19 – US MUM 2014, New Gear, Impressions

Published on September 16, 2014, by in Hardware, Mikrotik.

So juuuust after the 2014 US MUM, Greg Sowell, Justin Wilson, Mike Hammett, Tom Smyth, JJ Boyd, and special guests Thomas, Wayne, Gabe, Drew, and Brian join us.

Thomas is a genius engineer/instructor from Slovakia who currently works for RF Elements.

The audio is a little wacky since we recorded from Tom’s phone, but hopefully I’ve cleaned it up enough to be tolerable…if not, suffer in silence 😉

Some of the things discussed:
Mimosa gear
CCR 1072
CCR Status Update
New Gear – FTC media converter, New CRS, cAP, mAP
The Dude
NetXMS monitoring system – Latvian monitoring system
CAPsMAN – centralized management
Mikrotik Partitions

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

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TheBrothersWISP 18 – GPON, GAON, AirFiber, New Mikrotik, New Ubiquiti, Mimosa

It’s been ages since we’ve gotten together, but we had a pretty good showing. Greg Sowell, Tom Smyth, Justin Miller, Mike Hammet, and JJ Boyd talk shop.

Some of the things discussed:
GPON
airFiber/New Ubiquiti Gear
New Mikrotik gear – Thanks for assembling everything Andrew Cox!
New Mimosa gear
Observium monitoring tools
Cacti monitoring tools
A little about IPTV and content rights.

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TheBrothersWISP 17 – MUM Venice, BGP, RIPE, AirFiber5

This one was somewhat spur of the moment, so we didn’t have the whole crew. JJ, Tom Smyth(obviously Irish), and myself(Greg).

Some of the things discussed:
New MTK Gear(CCR109, mAP, CCR1016-12S-1S+, CCR1072, CAPs Manager)
AirFiber5
RIPE
ARIN

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TheBrothersWISP 16 – Ham Radio, WISP Business Ideas, SDRs

We had the whole crew! JJ, Justin, Andrew, myself(Greg), and a special guest Bryon Jeffers from Missouri. Bryon did radio work for years, and now owns and operates a WISP. He is also heavy into Ham(I prefer bacon).

Some of the things discussed:
School E-Rate Program
JJ’s Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Codec2
FDMDV
FreeDV
BGP Community Strings
Mikrotik RB260GS switch – SFP port on back
My homemade fiber tester.
Unifi API 1, 2, and 3.
Callmanager express, 6 analog ports, elastix VM on the cheap.
Upcoming Mikrotik MUM
Upcoming WISPAPALOOZA

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TheBrothersWISP 15 – New UBNT, Tools, Catching Up

Published on June 27, 2013, by in Mikrotik, Networking, Ubiquiti.

It has been ages since we have casted, so it was obvious that we had a lot to say…over 2 hours worth of stuff to say. We covered a lot of ground, so hang on to your britches. This episode we had Andrew Cox, Justin Wilson, Mike Hammett, and myself Greg Sowell.

Topics include:

  • Thoughts on version 6.1 of Mikrotik ROS
  • Just a little about ISPAmerica
  • Ubiquiti AirVision
  • Ubiquiti Unifi
  • 802.11AC
  • Bitlomat
  • Andrews Terminal Health Script
  • TamoGraph Site Survey
  • Mike is looking at multiple element antennas in the same/different frequencies
  • Here’s the video:(if you don’t see it, hit refresh)