There are lots of stuffs for VHF and UHF data radios, serial, modbus,
ethernet, etc. Like Cambium's cnReach, but it isn't cheap and doesn't go
You can put an LTE stick in a MikroTik, but if the router locks up,
you're kinda screwed. Which is why I haven't bothered with that. If you
screw up a firewall rule or something, it's easy enough to mac-telnet in
from an adjacent router.
SiteMonitor AutoCycle is usually good nuf for lockups. I think Forrest
said he'll be giving us more options with the RackInjector and next
revision of base unit. Like pinging more than one IP. Or rulesets or
something like that.
On 4/8/2018 3:02 PM, Adam Moffett wrote:
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 ERP.
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto: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 phone....
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 <mailto:losguyswirel...@gmail.com>> wrote:
I have zero issues with Cradlepoint Aer1600... T-MOBILE ,
Wi-Fi and LAN connections....I can use two SIM cards if I
On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 6:40 PM Steve Jones
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