Re: [WISPA] Inexpensive alarm monitor

2012-03-27 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
.pdf --- Paul Gerstenberger Communications Specialist Hood River Electric Cooperative Communications Access Cooperative On Mar 27, 2012, at 6:05 AM, Greg Ihnen wrote: I use a ControlByWeb X301(two inputs, two outputs) for remote control and monitoring. It can do SNMP as well as email alerts

Re: [WISPA] RB1100

2010-08-31 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
I have the RB1000 and 1100s in production here as core routers (450G, 750G, 493AH's as tower-site routers, OSPF back to the core RB1x00s). Transitioning all our customers to them (about half done). Been stable so far, aside from my configuration screw-ups. Our only x86 device is running our

Re: [WISPA] UPS with IP

2010-08-31 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
I second this. We had been using Belkin consumer UPS' because of their physical dimensions, but we've been changing them out for APC 750 and 1500s with SNMP where ever we reasonably can. Get ours new through Ingram Micro. -Paul On Aug 18, 2010, at 3:43 PM, Mark Nash wrote: I usually buy APC

Re: [WISPA] netflix/hulu IP's

2010-08-31 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Our TOS is written in such that we can regulate them if they are interfering with other customers. Our problem isn't upstream bandwidth, but the wireless network (in places). We need to use Trango 900s in places, hard to educate people that their using netflix ruins the internet for X number of

Re: [WISPA] netflix/hulu IP's

2010-08-31 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
When I googled the issue some months back, I saw a post about blocking the IP for the netflix DRM server. That would resolve most the issues by preventing the DRM authentication, and as a result, the movie from streaming. But I couldn't get it didn't work reliably. Maybe time to revisit that

Re: [WISPA] Generators

2010-07-29 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Ours is a 35kW from Cummins Power Generation. We chose to run ours on propane so as to require little maintenance and full independence from other utilities (Natural Gas). We sized our tank so as to have plenty of runtime and the propane co is just down the road in case we need an emergency

Re: [WISPA] Pole-mounted base stations

2010-07-28 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Our APs are generally on dedicated poles. We did work a deal with a neighbor PUD to mount some equipment on their primary poles, in which case we had to maintain proper clearances from the power and communication space. Mounts depend on the radio. Sometimes we just use a radio shack offset

[WISPA] Mikrotik User Meeting

2010-07-28 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Has anyone attended the MUM's? What were your impressions? I'm thinking of going this year, curious what to expect. I've integrated mikrotik into our production network and so far it's working well, be nice to have a little official training though. -Paul

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Meeting

2010-07-28 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
. If you want training I'd suggest Butch Evans' classes. I found the basic class to be very informative even knowing quite a bit of the material. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Paul

Re: [WISPA] Pole-mounted base stations

2010-07-27 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We ourselves are an electric co-op and ISP, most of our towers are 65ft poles. If your local co-op is friendly, it's a good way to go. -Paul On Jul 19, 2010, at 1:23 PM, Fred R. Goldstein wrote: A design I'm working on is in a hilly wooded rural/resort area, not farmland. It will need a

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
manager box but I know that box would be an improvement over the RB anything. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Paul Gerstenberger pa...@hrec.coop wrote: So you think an Atom based x86 server

Re: [WISPA] Trango Fox 5580 and 5300 SUs For Sale

2010-07-17 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Curious, what PtMP platform are you using to replace Trango? -Paul On Jul 15, 2010, at 12:52 PM, Steven McGehee wrote: Apologies if this is the wrong outlet to send this to, but would anyone be interested in purchasing used Trango Fox M5580 (5.8Ghz) and/or Trango 5300 (5.3Ghz) subscriber

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-13 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Paul Gerstenberger pa...@hrec.coop wrote: So you think an Atom based x86 server with an SSD will do pretty well for a dedicated User Manager box? Something like

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-12 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
: Not a bunch of CPU there ... -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Paul Gerstenberger Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 5:59 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-12 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
and external radius like freeradius and use a database like mysql. David Blood -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Paul Gerstenberger Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Mikrotik

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-12 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Paul Gerstenberger pa...@hrec.coop wrote: I'd be very interested in something like this. I attempted a freeradius install once, but gave up when I found

[WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-09 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We've started out using the Mikrotik User Manager package on an RB1000 for our PPPoE authentication and accounting, but the interface is slowing down now that we've got a few hundred customers on it and a few months of accounting info. And we're only about a quarter of the way into our current

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik User Manager Limitations and Alternatives

2010-07-09 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Running on an RB1000. -Paul On Jul 9, 2010, at 12:12 PM, Josh Luthman wrote: What kind of hardware are you running this on? Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Paul Gerstenberger pa

Re: [WISPA] Powercode WAS: Overage thresholds and penalties

2010-05-04 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
How does the PowerCode network management... work? I've already started down the Mikrotik PPPoE/Radius path, would it be interoperable? Is it a modular package? We do billing alongside the electric utility billing (which has it's pros and cons), but I'd really like something that could handle

[WISPA] Overage thresholds and penalties

2010-04-30 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We have about 15% of our existing subscribers running PPPoE through Mikrotik now, using the User Manager package. I'm astounded by the usage I'm seeing from some accounts. We do cite acceptable use in our terms of service, but we've rarely enforced it. I'm curious what approach other WISPs

Re: [WISPA] Overage thresholds and penalties

2010-04-30 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
% of the customer base get GREAT service at a reasonable price and are very happy. We also catch a LOT of infected machines or open wifi routers this way. Most customers appreciate that we're watching out for them. marlon - Original Message - From: Paul Gerstenberger pa

Re: [WISPA] Overage thresholds and penalties

2010-04-30 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
That was backwards actually, about one third exceeds 10GB. Still have nine hundred customers to convert to PPPoE, one by one... Oh joy. -Paul On Apr 30, 2010, at 11:28 AM, Paul Gerstenberger wrote: This isn't totally accurate as it's a monthly report and some users have been converted mid

Re: [WISPA] When to route?

2010-04-19 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We have 1000 customers, split on switched VLANs between three geographic regions. I'd say we have half of the customers on one of those VLANs. We do supply consumer routers with our service, but as was mentioned, they get plugged in backwards, people bypass them, install their own, etc. It's

Re: [WISPA] how to protect your kids

2010-04-19 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
I have not done this (don't have kids), but there was some discussion at a workshop I was at recently. How about using an IDS/IPS on your home network. The brand that was discussed at the workshop was fortinet. Should let you intercept all those sorts of things. -Paul On Apr 13, 2010, at

[WISPA] Mikrotik and OSPF multi-area configuration

2010-03-26 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
The best way to transition from our switched network to routed that I can figure is to set up the existing VLANs for our geographic areas as OSPF areas and start dividing off our existing tower sites with mikrotiks on-site. I've had a backbone area set up between our Riverstone (ASBR) and

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik and OSPF multi-area configuration

2010-03-26 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
? Thanks. -Paul On Mar 26, 2010, at 2:06 PM, Patrick Cole wrote: Paul, Are you redistributing any other routes into OSPF? When you do this it will make your router an ASBR. Pat Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:05:25AM -0700, Paul Gerstenberger wrote: The best way to transition from our

Re: [WISPA] signal too hot!

2010-03-04 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We're just starting with WiFi using a Wavion AP and Nanostation CPE, now encountering the quirks. We're having this issue at some sites. Is the only solution to introduce attenuation? I just installed an NS2 at my house which is about a half mile from the AP. With everything at default

Re: [WISPA] Regulators may drop broadband line-sharing bombshell

2010-02-16 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Our direct competitor is buying from us. Fiber, build it and they will come. -Paul David Hulsebus wrote: Not sure it would be good, maybe. It made me think of a post last year where the president of a cable company discussed providing middle mile to their competitors. I paraphrase We

[WISPA] Best Practices for WiFi/Mikrotik deployment

2010-02-15 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Now that I grok OSPF (yeah, not really), I must now move on to everything else... We're rolling out our first WiFi based system (Wavion Beam-forming) with Mikrotik routers on the backend. I have ideas how I can set it up, but before I get started down my own path I'm hoping to glean some

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-12 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
) and it works perfect. I don't know exactly what it was, but whatever was amiss is in that RB450, not the Riverstone. Thanks for the responses. I'm glad it's finally working, but irritated that it took me this long to figure it out... -Paul On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:22 PM, Paul Gerstenberger wrote

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-11 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
.1 (yyy.yyy.yyy.1) 0.673 ms 0.132 ms 0.165 ms 2 10.0.4.1 (10.0.4.1) 0.406 ms 0.365 ms 0.358 ms 3 * * * -Paul On Feb 11, 2010, at 3:57 AM, Bret Clark wrote: Paul Gerstenberger wrote: There are a number of blackhole routes and ACL lines for unallocated IPs, that's why it's so long

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-11 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
to the riverstone, everything works. That's why I though it was an internal routing misconfiguration. -Paul On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Data Technology wrote: Could it be a firewall rule? Paul Gerstenberger wrote: Same story, I disabled OSPF on both devices (but both are still on the 10.0.4.0

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-11 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
it be a firewall rule? Paul Gerstenberger wrote: Same story, I disabled OSPF on both devices (but both are still on the 10.0.4.0 network) put this route in the riverstone: ip add route yyy.yyy..0/24 gateway 10.0.4.3 and this in the mikrotik: ip route add dst-address

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-11 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
, Paul Gerstenberger wrote: I have public IPs, the 10.0.4.0 network is my OSPF backbone network. I'm not trying to go out with those addresses. What I've put down as yyy.yyy.yyy.0/24 signifies my new public IPs. I'm using one of the new public IPs right now, but I had to attach

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-11 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
It's an RS3000 running ROS 9.1.2.8. I did try disabling OSPF and set up static routes. The behavior was exactly the same. I had inbound connectivity, but not outbound. So our ISP is routing those IPs to our gateway, and the riverstone knows where to go with them from there - to the mikrotik.

[WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-10 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
ACLs, etc. Can anyone offer me some tips and suggestions? I've worn myself out troubleshooting it, I just don't know what else to look for! Thanks! --- Paul Gerstenberger Hood River Electric Cooperative Communications Access Cooperative [provider] - We have three Class-C networks of Public IPs

Re: [WISPA] is Google our next competitor?

2010-02-10 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
Google said it will offer network access to between 50,000 and 500,000 people at a competitive prices. I like how they are estimating by a whole order of magnitude. My company is likely to hook up between 20 and 200 new customers this month. -Paul On Feb 10, 2010, at 2:11 PM, RickG wrote:

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-10 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
add interface WISP-201 to-area backbone 368 : ospf start -Paul On Feb 10, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Bret Clark wrote: Paul Gerstenberger wrote: I'm having a heck of a time setting up OSPF for my network. We've been running a switched network with a Riverstone router on the border, but we've long

Re: [WISPA] Routing Help [Default Route to OSPF]

2010-02-10 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
yyy.yyy.yyy.0/24 zzz.zzz.zzz.1 ether2-local 0 44 ADo xxx.xxx.xxx.24/30 -10.0.4.1 110 -Paul On Feb 10, 2010, at 5:40 PM, Bret Clark wrote: Paul Gerstenberger wrote: {provider} ---[ static 0.0.0.0/0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ]--- {riverstone ASBR

Re: [WISPA] Utility Pole cell

2010-02-09 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
We ourselves are a rural electric coop and put equipment on utility poles. Since we ARE the utility we can put some devices up in the power space (PUC still hassles us on inspections, even though it's legit), where you may need to maintain a certain clearance. Our fiber for example, is

Re: [WISPA] Temporarily replace Atlas 5010 with Ubiquity Bullet

2010-02-05 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
What was the issue with the Trango? Our 5010s and Link-45s have been solid, with the exception of the latest set I put out. Bad seal or something, was cooking the ethernet connector. -Paul Jerry Richardson wrote: that's what I though thanks on my way. -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] Network Gigabit Switch Recommendations

2010-01-12 Thread Paul Gerstenberger
All our core switching is done with World Wide Packets gear (now Ciena). WWP/Ciena makes carrier grade equipment, but carries a price tag near Cisco. And also mostly geared towards fiber. The newest switches we got are the CN3940, 24-port 10/100/1000 that will take copper or SPF modules.