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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

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The Brothers WISP 167 – Vilo Sponsor Introduction and Highlight

 
This week we have Tommy, Jared T., Zach Biles, Man Zheng and Amie Hsu. Man and Amie are with Vilo who we are doing a sponsor highlight with.

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

This week we talk about:

0:00:22 Introductions
0:01:36 Vilo’s Product
0:08:10 Zach Experience
0:09:20 Security Issues and Solution
0:10:50 Setup Steps
0:15:00 Online Dashboard
0:22:10 Jared’s Experience
0:27:00 Zach Complaint
0:29:40 Where are they made and inventory?
0:31:30 Exciting Features on the Roadmap
0:34:17 What does connectivity look like (Static IP, DHCP, PPoE?)
0:37:10 Other Advanced Features
0:40:10 Parental Control Vision
0:41:30 Web Portal Features (Cost)
0:43:30 Software/Hardware Support
0:45:20 Cost?
0:47:00 Vocal Vilo Customers
0:49:30 New Features Coming Out at WISPAPALOZA 2022! (Come and visit)
0:50:40 Integrations with Billing Systems?
0:52:10 Hardware Questions
0:54:00 IF YOU HAVE A TRADE SHOW, LET US KNOW AND WE WILL GIVE YOU FREE ADVERTIZING!!!
0:54:50 How to Contact Vilo
0:56:20 How to Contact Jared
0:57:00 How to Contact Zach (ZachBiles.net)

[email protected]
https://store.viloliving.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vilolivingisp
https://cdn-store.viloliving.com/pdf/Vilo+ISP+Data+Sheet+.pdf
https://www.ispsupplies.com/brands/vilo
https://tdlcanada.ca/search?type=product&q=vilo
https://www.flyteccomputers.com/brand/Vilo-Living

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The Brothers WISP 166 – Shows, New Ubiquiti Products, VLAN Trunking, Slack Solutions Will Kill Tommy

 
This week we have Tommy, Justin Miller, Tomas Kirnak, Alex Hart and Jake Campbell (Also a working mic, thank you for your patience!)

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

This Week we talk about:

00:04:00 Shows and New WISPA Chair
00:07:35 New Ubiquiti Gear, complaints and Drama.
00:12:10 Cambium Snow Shovel
00:14:55 Wispstock.com, stockpiling
00:16:50 CRS354 PoE will boot Ubiquiti AC Gear without passive setting.
00:19:40 Cool Ruckus Switch
00:21:05 Ruckus and MDU Wireless Thoughts.
00:27:50 What is Trunking? Best Practices.
00:34:00 Wispapalooza Oct. 3-6
00:35:40 Slack going to 90 days of messages, future of TBW Messaging?
00:49:05 The Solution to the above problem. (Hilarious, this almost killed me.)
00:55:15 EP-48 Replacements? General Power Discussion.
01:14:45 988 is the USA National Suicide Hotline
01:23:20 Wrapping up. How to reach people.

https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/wispa-hires-david-zumwalt-ceo
Also something I intended to mention during the cast. A good letter that David wrote:
http://wispa.org/news_manager.php?page=25974

New Ubiquiti Products:
https://uisp.com/wireless
https://uisp.com/wired/ufiber

WISPAPALOOZA 2022

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988
https://www.fcc.gov/988-suicide-and-crisis-lifeline