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 below 220.

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 <mailto:losguyswirel...@gmail.com>>
To: "Animal Farm" <af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.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....

Jaime Solorza

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 9:36 PM Steve Jones <thatoneguyst...@gmail.com <mailto:thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Cradlepoint is what we are looking toward for sites. Is it as
    versatile as mikrotik for fieldwork? I need easy changes without
    reboot

    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
        need....

        Jaime Solorza

        On Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 6:40 PM Steve Jones
        <thatoneguyst...@gmail.com
        <mailto:thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>> wrote:

            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


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