I was talking to Select Spectrum the other day. They can get you a
channel in 217-220mhz. The license is for a whole county. I think the
biggest size is 1mhz, but they'll also do a 100khz channel. They'll
price it by Mhz*population. A tenth of a mhz times the population of a
rural county could be pretty cheap. Oh and you can transmit at 50 Watts
So along these lines I was wondering how feasible it would be to build a
little low speed OOB management network. You might only get 100kbps,
but 217mhz at 50 Watts should really travel. It might be just the thing
to get you into your hung router.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Jaime Solorza" <losguyswirel...@gmail.com>
To: "Animal Farm" <email@example.com>
Sent: 4/6/2018 8:56:51 AM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Remote access and mobile data for tech
Does have a learning curve but great technical support with real folks
On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 9:36 PM Steve Jones <thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>
Cradlepoint is what we are looking toward for sites. Is it as
versatile as mikrotik for fieldwork? I need easy changes without
On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 8:35 PM Jaime Solorza <losguyswirel...@gmail.com>
I have zero issues with Cradlepoint Aer1600... T-MOBILE , Wi-Fi and
LAN connections....I can use two SIM cards if I need....
On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 6:40 PM Steve Jones <thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>
May be looking for two separate items here. And rehashing the site
remote acces questions.
I prefer a multicarrier option, that way if im in the tech van and
its verizon sim isnt getting quality id like to drop my att straight
talk sim in and get interwebs.
I prefer mikrotik. I currently use an air router for the install
truck and with ip aliases i can access all our radios directly from
a phone and our long test cable. Except not 169.254.1.1 because ubnt
chose to hardcode that. If the radio connects to our network then we
have access to our network from our phone. Having the cellular
option adds public side access. Plus google earth needs a live
connection to plot link paths onsite, i did it today on a 300k
hotspot from my workphone...aweful.
I would like external wifi and cellular antenna options so i dont
have to hang this out the window in a ziplock baggie, looks kind of
ghetto, but it also needs to be able to be made portable if im
testing where i cant get the van close enough to operate off the
test cables and have to operate off ac site power or out of radio
range of the van antenna.
Then, of course external remote site access. We had a site router
hang the other day and had to drive to the site with a subscriber to
connect from the ground and reboot the ups, otherwise we would have
had to climb or trip the breaker and wait for the battery to die