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The Brothers WISP 176 – Nutrition Labels, Ubiquiti Wave AP hitting GA and Preparing for Bad Weather

 

This week we have Tommy, Dennis Burgess, Chad Wachs and Andrew Horton.

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

00:00:00 Intro and Sponsors
00:08:05 FCC Nutrition Labels are official
00:16:30 Andrew’s going big and his story
00:27:30 Wave AP hitting GA
00:30:30 Battery Backup thougths
00:33:00 Tommy Needs a life
00:34:15 Getting ready for the Storm
00:41:00 Open Access Community Networks
00:53:45 Ubiquiti, 6GHz and WiFI 6/e
01:03:20 28% of Customer Support Story
01:08:45 BDC Challenges are a CF
01:17:30 Mikrotik 100G SFP for $350
01:24:40 BDC Round 2 hitting Jan 1st (Yeah, it’s a CF)
01:32:00 Signing off

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The Brothers WISP 175 – Installer Tools

 

This week we have Tommy, Jon Fernandez and Mark LaManna talking about installer tools. I am pushing the video version of the cast this week because we spent a lot of time looking at pictures of stuff.

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

00:00:00 Sponsors and Patreon
00:03:00 Introductions
00:06:00 Kinipex Scisors
00:08:18 Towels and Cleaning Supplies
00:10:35 RJ-45 Couplers and NIDs (Do as Tommy says, not as he does.)
00:17:00 Battery Powered PoE Injectors
00:22:30 Laptops and Installer Policy and Training (We really wandered around here on thoughts on installers)
00:42:20 Drill battery for PoE injection
00:44:30 Drill Bits and Hole Sizes
00:46:50 Installer Efficency
00:51:00 VFL Stuff
00:53:55 Mikrotik GPEN 21
00:55:40 Various PoE Injectors and Step up/down converters
00:56:20 Driver Bits, Pass Through Sockets and Labeling
01:01:40 Telephone Testing Tools
01:04:15 Wire Strippers and Snips (always have a good pair)
01:06:30 Mark’s Pro Tip (Tools in one area at a time and only go through one entrance)
01:08:10 Vibratory Tools are magical (not those ones)
01:09:45 Can Wrenches
01:10:35 VFL and Fiber Installer Tools (Pre-terminated is bad)
01:21:15 Preferred Tools and What Maybe making a favorite Tool list.
01:22:50 How to Get ahold of people

Knipex 95 05 155 SB Electrician’s Shears 6,1″ https://a.co/d/1rnzwUl
VCELINK Waterproof RJ45 Connector Shielded, Cat6/Cat5E/Cat5 Ethernet Coupler IP67, Outdoor Ethernet LAN Cable Extender Female to Female Adapter 5-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R3P2KRJ/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_5wHdNbKHJ6oPg
Mikrotik RouterBoard mAP RBmAP2nD micro Access Point wireless Dual-Chain https://a.co/d/gepUoon
Mini UPS Battery Backup Uninterruptible Power Supply for Router, Modem, Security Camera, Built-in 10000mAh with Input AC Output USB 5V DC 9V/12V 2A Gi https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0921SB3LJ/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_lNxIECUAIXC3g
Jon’s Preferred Laptop for his Peeps https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Display-Processor-Bluetooth-Enabled-NP930QCG-K01US/dp/B0892V5MHR/
The new model of what Tommy was running back in the day https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/latitude-3120-education/spd/latitude-11-3120-2-in-1-laptop
Power Wheel Adapter for Milwaukee M18 Battery 18v Dock Power Connector 14 Gauge Robotics,Good Power Convertor for DIY Ride On Truck, Robotics, RC Toys and Work Lights https://a.co/d/hhj06wk
toolant Four Spiral Flute Cobalt Step Drill Bit Set, 1/8″-7/8″(3pcs) Impact Ready Four-Flute Step Bit, 1/4″ Hex Shank Unibit Step Bit for Metal, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Wood, Plastic https://a.co/d/bg4u8A6
FC Male to LC Female UPC Fiber Optical Cable Connector Convertor Adapter Flange 2.5 1.25mm Single Mode Compatible with FTTH Optical Power Meter OPM Visual Fault Locator VFL 4pcs https://a.co/d/83fCT4A
Tycon Systems POE-INJ-1000-WT High PoE 4 Pair Injector https://a.co/d/7gitXs4
LEDMO 48V Step Down to DC 12V 20A 240W DC/DC Converter Regulator Reducer for Golf Cart Scooters Bicycles Club Car https://a.co/d/0BG1ZYb
MOFEEZ Bus Bar -3×1/4”Post,10x#8 Screw Terminal Power Distribution Block with Ring Terminals(Pair – Red & Black) https://a.co/d/89A7Id7
HOMELYLIFE DC Voltage Regulator Buck Converter DC 48V Step Down to 24V 10A 240W Reducer Power Converter Waterproof Module Transformer for Golf Cart Club Car https://a.co/d/b6eIIBh
ARES 70640-8-Piece Metric Magnetic Impact Nut Driver Bit Set – Impact Grade Nut Setters with Industrial Strength Magnets https://a.co/d/0JiH5pJ
Wiha 70486 | 6 Piece Color Coded Magnetic Nut Setter Set https://a.co/d/gXEZNZn
Fluke Networks 19800009 TS19 Telephone Test Set with Angled Bed-of-Nails Clips https://a.co/d/dv7exmu
KNIPEX Tools 13 72 8 Forged Wire Stripper, 8-Inch https://a.co/d/frOaYJV
KNIPEX 74 22 200 Comfort Grip High Leverage Angled Diagonal Cutter, 8-Inch, Angled, Comfort Grip https://a.co/d/gt8JGQS
TUFTA Electrical Box Cutout Saw for Oscillating Multitools, Drywall Cutting Tool for Single Gang Boxes, Drywall Cutter, Sheetrock & Dry https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TYV2H9B/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_ThCuQiep3dREQ
Anker USB C Charger, Anker 717 Charger (140W), PD 3.1 PPS Laptop Charger for MacBook Pro 16″, MacBook Air, iPad Pro, Galaxy S22/S21, Dell XPS 13, No https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09W2R6SHB/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_MC65HlZOhK2Th
4Pcs 1.5 Meter LC Cable 6 Strand SingleMode 9/125 LC-UPC Fiber Pigtail, 6 Color-Coded Fiber Optic LC Patch Cord with Ceramic Ferrule Plug for Fusion S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09H58SKV2/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_AFjk9Cfbt5ZWS
Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Portable Power Bank https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFHTGX3/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_o4HgCne7bRRZP
100 Pcs Lever Connectors Nuts 5 Conductor Combination Compact Wire Connectors Fast Connection Terminal 28-12 AWG Suitable for Multiple Types https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FT33Q19/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_yjvHDyiMuwo7M
Jonard Tools SSK-876 Star Key Can Wrench Kit, LC, LG, LB, & LS Patterns https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UFIH956/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_eErEfgntrMLqN
Visual Fault Locator 30mW 30KM, VFL Tester Kit Include Single Mode 9/125um FC Male to LC Female Adapter, Red Light Pen for Fiber Network Cable Test https://a.co/d/0hfl0id
https://www.channell.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/G5NX_Datasheet051421.pdf
Dymo 1755749 Rhino 5200 Industrial Label Maker, 5 Lines, 6-1/10W X 11-2/9D X 3-1/2H https://a.co/d/iSuyCM9
NOVOO USB C Hub 8 in 1 USB-C Dock with Hidden Cable, Ethernet 4K HDMI Multiport Adapter 100W USB C Dongle 3 USB 3.0, SD/TF Card Reader, Type C Hub for https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNXRX5T/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_F4kr6u8PsLD5 Works for Android Linux and OSX / iPadOS
https://mikrotik.com/product/gpen21

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The Brothers WISP 174 – Interview with David Zumwalt CEO of WISPA

 

This week we have Tommy and Jeremy Austin interviewing David Zumwalt CEO of WISPA.

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

Special thanks to Jeremy this week, to make these notes I basically just had to look to see where he spoke to make each chapter note 😉

00:00:00 Intro, ads and such
00:02:53 Introductions
00:04:45 David’s history
00:11:20 David’s Tasks
00:17:10 WISPA and Fiber
00:26:00 Difficulties for WISPs transitioning?
00:30:00 Communicating Bandwidth Requirements
00:38:25 Net neutrality and WISPs
00:42:00 FCC Wireless Policy and WISPA’s work there.
00:48:30 Vendor, WISPA and NTIA discussing why fixed wireless is reliable.
00:54:10 WISAP Outreach to non-WISPs/non-Members
00:59:29 Buying Bulk and why WISPA doesn’t do it.
01:01:00 Signing out
01:02:50 Women of WISPA

David Zumwalt
wispa.org
[email protected]

Jeremy Austin
[email protected]

patreon.com/thebrotherswisp

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The Brothers WISP 173 – IX Cast Number Two!

 

This week we have Tommy, Justin Wilson, Martin Weddle and John Osmon.

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

The Week we dive deeper into the actual operation of and joining an IX.

00:00:00 Sponsors
00:03:00 Introductions
00:04:20 Justin’s IX and how it’s built
00:09:10 Martin’s experience joining an IX
00:10:25 Security and Route Filtering Considerations
00:17:15 Route Servers Role
00:19:00 The Cheat Codes of IX Coolness (HE is pretty cool)
00:21:20 Why IXs have policies
00:25:00 Other Services that IXs Offer
00:27:30 Other places where IXs would be useful
00:34:00 Historical IXs using Non-Ethernet Tech
00:36:30 Rules most IXs have and Good Behavior
00:43:30 The Major Market Problem
00:51:30 Dr. Peering (Link Below)
00:54:05 Top Down ISP’s not wanting to Peer (Peering Policies)
00:59:45 Peering DB and having a IRR
01:05:00 Mutual Transit across an IX
01:07:00 Bill Woodcock and how IXs don’t want to get too big, they loose focus.
01:10:00 Why local IXs are beneficial
01:12:45 How IXs can benefit Cloud Computing Applications.
01:16:00 Other Thoughts and Removing Barriers to Entry
01:21:00 Having to be a Network Engineer
01:25:00 Network Operators Group Call Out
01:29:00 Packets Down Range and Signing Off

https://drpeering.net/index.php
https://www.peeringdb.com/

Justin’s Blog: https://j2sw.com/
Justin’s IX: https://fd-ix.com/
Justin’s News Blog:

Packets Down Range #4: Security, Streaming & rate hikes,ARM processor news


https://packetsdownrange.com/ (Link is broken at the moment)

John Osmon
https://www.miscreantsinaction.com/
[email protected]

Martin’s NOG Reccomendation.
https://www.usnua.com/
Some others that were mentioned:

CHI-NOG


https://www.nanog.org/

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The Brothers WISP 172 – Baltic Box, Valve company organization and other News

 

This week we have Tommy and Justin Miller.

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

The Week We discuss

00:02:00 Sponsors
00:07:30 Baltic Box (Also not at WISPAPallooza)
00:17:00 Mikrotik No More Tile Chips can be bought
00:19:45 Mikrotik only ARM will be able to do ZeroTier
00:24:30 Quad 9 is getting sued for resolving DNS
00:31:05 Law firms are billing people for useless paperwork
00:35:45 Cloudflare ISP Botnet Feed
00:44:00 Running your own email server and Justin’s history.
00:52:30 Doing VoIP not to your own ISP’s customers.
00:56:00 Discord, Justin and Tommy’s gaming habits.
01:00:45 Valve Employee Handbook and Managing People
01:12:30 VR Talk
01:17:20 Jeff Gurling Ansible Book. Justin’s wanting to build a new more efficient home server.
01:32:00 How to get ahold of people

https://www.balticnetworks.com/pages/box

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life of TILE-based CCR from mikrotik


https://www.quad9.net/news/blog/quad9-and-sony-music-german-injunction-status/
https://blog.cloudflare.com/botnet-threat-feed-for-isp/
https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/apps/valve/Valve_NewEmployeeHandbook.pdf
https://www.jeffgeerling.com/tags/books

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An update to the Mimosa A and B product line post we made Tuesday, October 4th.

 

Unfortunately, many of our other contacts at Mimosa have moved on to other endeavors in the last couple of years. While we did our best to verify what information we were given (by Airspan employees familiar with the development of the A6 and B6x product lines), we decided to post the information we had because Mimosa was advertising their A6 as a product people could invest their networks into actively at WISPAPalooza 2022. The information was from a trusted Airspan employee, and we confirmed that information with another Airspan employee and against public information available. At the time, we had considered that sufficient enough fact-checking to proceed.

Yesterday October the 10th, Tommy Croghan and Mike Hammett had a very frank phone conversation with Reni Ninan, who is head of Airspan’s Fixed Wireless Business. He has been in that position since August of 2022, and WISPAPalooza 2022 was his first experience in this industry. After much discussion, we have decided to post what he has told us to keep everyone informed.

Reni stated that he received confirmation from On Semiconductors (Onsemi) on Wednesday, the 5th of October, that Mimosa’s forecasted needs for Quantenna chipsets for the next three years would be met. He stated that what we had been told: “3,000 Quantenna chipsets from Onsemi per year for the next three years” was incorrect. Remi also stated that while Airspan does have some stock of Onsemi chipsets, the stockpiling of 100s of thousands of chips was not a business move Mimosa would ever have made and is completely untrue. Reni also was confident that Mimosa would be able to deliver a product based on a new chipset manufacturer on time to meet customer needs. While Mimosa is still deciding on what chipset they will be using in the future, they are in the process of evaluating their options at this time.

Reni also made it clear that support for existing and soon-to-be manufactured radios will be provided according to Mimosa’s warranty. He is very confident that the existing product lines will be able to be adapted to the new chipsets and that the support that Mimosa offers will continue for the lifetimes of their existing product lines. Finally, Mimosa has access to the underlying Quantenna chipset source code from Onsemi, so Remi is confident that Mimosa should be able to provide technical support into the future even after On Semi has finished closing down its WiFi chipset arm.

Since both of us are Mimosa fans, we hope that Reni can follow through with his statements and that Mimosa products will continue to be cost-effective and reliable hardware.

Note, I don’t know why I thought Airspan was spelled “airSpan” but for some reason, it was stuck on my phone’s keyboard. I apologize for the mess up on my part.

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The Brothers WISP 171 – WISPAPalooza 2022

 
This week we have Tommy, Adam Quinn, Jeremey Austin, Adair Winter, Justin Miller, Tomas Kirnak and Daniel Ponticello.

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

This week we discuss the fun at WISPAPalooza and all the other fun stuff in the industry.

Our Mimosa/airSpan Post:
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthebrotherswisp%2Fposts%2Fpfbid02kS4x1Tgsbh1CoA1qeZjLQx73QAy18tefjvPMQcW5iGjQbHXqZHS8w8jZUnbsfvDWl

An update to the post is here: https://thebrotherswisp.com/index.php/an-update-to-the-mimosa-a-and-b-product-line-post-we-made-tuesday-october-4th/

As I upload more content I recorded from the show I will link to it from here.

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The Brothers WISP 170 – Paying Attention to Regulations, EU Broadband Funding

 

This week we have Tommy, Tom Smyth, Nigle (a real lawyer), Nick Buraglio and John Osmon.

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

This week we are talking about changes to the EU’s rules about broadband funding for member countries.

How to reach people:
Tom Smyth
[email protected]
twitter @ogmaconnect1

https://competition-policy.ec.europa.eu/public-consultations/2021-broadband_en
Replys From industry (check Out Asso Provider submissions
https://competition-policy.ec.europa.eu/document/download/02427000-a0ab-46e7-95a6-aa48b0c38b17_en?filename=HT.5766_BBGL_contributions_0.zip

Nick Buraglio
https://forwardingplane.net/
twitter @forwardingplane
https://www.modem.show/ (A really great podcast that I highly recommend everyone checks out)

John Osmon
[email protected]
twitter @johnosmon

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The Brothers WISP 169 – New UI Stuff, ROS 7.5+ and Unimus Pricing Changes

 

This week we have Tommy, Tomas Kirnak, Robert Chacon and Jon Fernandez.

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

This week we talk about:

0:00:20 Introductions
0:03:15 Sponsors
0:05:00 Preseem Event in Vegas
0:08:15 Vilo WiFi 6 Models will be running WRT software.
0:09:00 What people run for their customer routers/WiFi
0:13:00 New Ubiquiti Products, WiFi scanner.
0:24:00 Ubiquiti Management WiFi vs Bluetooth
0:25:00 New Mikrotik Updates 7.5 and other Betas
0:34:00 Cogent Buys T-Mobile’s (Sprint’s) Wireline Network
0:36:30 Fiber experiences
0:39:00 BDC Deadline has been extended. *(You do still need to submit your 477)
0:47:20 No EU version of FCC 477
0:48:00 Unimus Price increases and why. (Programmers are expensive)
0:59:15 LibreQOS intro
1:03:10 How to Contact People

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/_JCZdbP0M9c

Preseem Event https://preseem.com/wispapalooza-2022/ (Bottom of the page, fill out the forum to register)
Ubiquiti’s announcements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTiry59nroU
Unimus Pricing Changes Forum Post: https://forum.unimus.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1571

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The Brothers WISP 168 – IX’s and how much we need them

 
This week we have Tommy, John Osmon, Mike Hammett and Martin Weddle. We will be discussing the need for expanding IX presence for both service providers and businesses.

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

This week we talk about:

0:00:45 Introductions
0:03:30 New Patrons
0:05:40 Sponsor Shout outs
0:08:00 The General Issue
0:13:20 How IXPs have evolved
0:16:20 Covid 19 and how things rapidly changed
0:20:00 How this has happened before
** More chapters to come when I have a quick minute **

You can watch the episode here:

Article by Jonathan Davidson:
https://blogs.cisco.com/news/expanding-the-internet-for-the-future-supporting-first-responders-and-society-at-large
John Osmon’s website
https://www.miscreantsinaction.com/
Tommy’s Site and Blog
lostcreek.tech