Recently I have been using the QoE solution from Cambium Networks on some networks. This software allows for the prioritization and shaping of traffic on a service provider’s network. We will go into the workings of this in some later posts. Here are some screenshots.
HOW TO. This article describes how DHCP works and how to troubleshoot common DHCP issues
While testing a new QoE platform from Cambium Networks the test device they sent had this hidden little Gem of a feature. The Power brick actually is housed in some unused space. More routers should follow this. if you notice there are even vent holes to bring in cool air from the cold aisle. #greatidea #packetsdownrange
Just a hint of some new topics for the blog coming soon. Can you say #QOE? Those of you who attended the Cambium presentations at #WISPAPALOOZA2021 probably know what this is. More details are on the way.
UPDATE: Cambium has extended this to January, 31 2022.
On July 1, 2021 Cambium will update the certificate for https://cloud.cambiumnetworks.com 14 to use a new Certificate Authority. All cnMaestro managed devices without the updated Root CA certificate will fail to connect to the cnMaestro Cloud service. Please see the following Field Service Bulletin (FSB) for ePMP upgrade instructions.
As of the bulletin the minimum softwar versions to support the new certificate are:
Family Model Version
cnMatrix cnMatrix EX2K 2.1-r5
cnPilot R200, R200P 4.6-R16
cnPilot R201, R201P 4.6-R16
cnPilot R190V, R190W 4.6-R16
cnPilot e400/e500 220.127.116.11-r3
cnPilot e410/e430w/e600 18.104.22.168-r3
cnPilot R195P 4.7-R6
cnPilot R195W 4.6-R16
cnPilot e501S/e502S 22.214.171.124-r3
cnPilot e700 126.96.36.199-r3
cnPilot e425/e505 4.1-r3
cnPilot e510 188.8.131.52-r3
Sierra 800 1.1-r3
Tyndall 101 1.1-r3
cnReach N500 5.2.18h
Enterprise WiFi 6
Hotspot ePMP 1000 Hotspot 184.108.40.206-r1
ePMP 1000, Force 180/200 4.5.0
ePMP 2000 4.5.0
ePMP Elevate XM/XW 4.5.0
ePMP Force 190 4.5.0
ePMP Force 300 4.5.0
ePMP PTP 550 4.5.0
ePMP MP 3000 4.5.0
ePMP PTP 550 E 4.5.0
ePMP Elevate SXGLITE5 4.5.0
ePMP Elevate LHG5 4.5.0
ePMP 3000 4.5.0
PMP 450i, PMP 450, PMP
450m, PMP 430 SM 20.0 Beta-6
PTP 450, PTP 450i, PMP 450
Retro 20.0 Beta-6
Micro-pop Omni/Sector 20.0 Beta-6
PTP 650 650-01-50
PTP 670 (650 Emulation) 670-01-50,
PTP 670, PTP 700 700-03-11
This “enclosure” was my first attempt at being a Wireless ISP with no budget. The problem I was trying to solve was putting a waverider Subscriber module on top of a 150 grain leg. The Waverider unit was designed for indoor use. You would mount the unit indoors and then run hardline out to your antenna. In our use case, the 160 foot run of hardline would have caused too much loss.
So before you is the solution. We put an APC battery backup, netgear dumb switch, and a few POEs inside a cooler. A hole was then drilled in the side to pass ethernet and power cables through. This hole was then foamed and further sealed with silicone. This lasted for many years.
The following link contains a huge list of cambium webinars that have been archived by Cambium.
I have been working on this list for a while. The following are vendors, manufacturers, and various companies I have dealt with in my career as an ISP owner and consultant. This is not a complete list by any means. These are companies I have dealt with personally and/or are sponsors of this site. Companies with the are ones that support this blog and I personally recommend. I don’t recommend them just because they support this blog, but because they provide a good product or service. If you would like to be included on this list please contact me as I am working on more detailed lists per category. This is a starting point for those looking to narrow down some focus of their research.
Texas-based distributor carrying a big number of product lines such as Cambium, Mikrotik, Airspan, and many others
Chicagoland based distributor carrying product lines such as Mikrotik, Cambium, and others.
Distributor of fixed wireless and telecommunications infrastructure for Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Cable Operators, Telephone Companies
Mature billing solution which can
manage all aspects of your ISP.
Modern Billing software with many backend automation
Automation and control of your WISP customers
More Billing providers can be found at xISP billing platforms
LTE and CBRS based solutions
Manufacturer of fixed wireless products such as EMP, 450, and cnPilot wireless.
Manufacturer of Mikrotik routers and RouterOS routing and switching products
Manufacturer of WISP and WIFI products. Product lines include AirFiber and Unifi.
Training and equipment to keep climbers and companies compliant and safe. Large selection of needed items such as Harnesses and rope related items for tower work.
True IP Solutions
Unified communications solutions integrated
with access and camera solutions.
mikrotik training and certification as well
as consulting and integrations solutions
Training on Mikrotik and distributor of related products
More info on training for the xISP
RF Mapping and Modeling for tower sites and customer pre-qualification
Radio Mapping, two-way radio, mark study information, and Municipal broadband.
Microwave and Millimeter Wavechannel procurement.
Organizations, web-sites, and groups
Trade Organization supporting Wireless Internet Service Providers=
Networking, ISP, and related topics
Did I forget you? Would you like to sponsor this blog and your name listed? Contact me for more information.