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Packets Down Range #3: October 27 ISP News & More

For this edition, I am posting it a day early. Depending on how traffic goes, Thursday may be the new day for this newsletter. Since we are still new, expect some changes like this until things work out. If you are a supporter, don’t forget about the Patreon edition, which has even more news.

Fall is in full force here in Indiana. The leaves are changing, Halloween is approaching, and computer geeks are starting to spend even more time indoors. In this issue, we touch on updates, security, and a few other topics. It is also 3rd quarter of investor relations for many publicly traded companies. This newsletter is sponsored by Fiber Data Internet Exchange and Atheral.

Data Center News

•Many data centers are preparing to go into the holiday moratorium for changes. This means major changes will not be made to critical systems. This is usually done because of vacations and such for the holiday season, lasting from Thanksgiving until after the new year.

•Sabey Data centers are building a hyper-scale data center in Austin. Each cabinet can have 100KW of power. This is enough to power 25 to 50 average homes.

Netrality expands 210 North tucker in St. Louis.


Backbone News
Cogent investor Call November 3rd, 2022

Consolidated Communications Investor call on November 1st, 2022


ISP News
•Call of Duty Modern Warfare is coming. Prepare for spikes in network traffic if you are an ISP.

•Starry nixes Fixed Wireless expansion and lays off 500 workers. Article 1 Article 2

•Speaking of tech layoffs. Microsoft, Meta, and others are laying off workers and cutting down on spending. Cox and Zayo also impose layoffs.

Utility companies are taking on the telecom companies in force. Companies like HoosierNet are forming, across the country, to conquer the middle mile as a response.

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Investor call on November 2nd, 2022.

•TDS Telecom announced 3rd quarter results.

Cox announces edge location in Nebraska. We are seeing a push to get content closer and closer to the “eyeball” users. As data demands increase, even 100 gig pipes will begin to fill.


Podcasts
Heavy Networking #652 from the Packet Pushers folks

•Network Chuck talks about hacking using a photo.

•Art of network engineering Episode 103

•The Brothers WISP #172


Other Industry News
•You have 15 minutes to secure your network. Kinda

Labels are coming to consumer electronics rating them on how insecure or secure they are.

•Zoom to hold an investor day on November 8th, 2022

Senet closes a $16 million funding round.
The funding positions Senet to meet increasing global demand for LoRaWAN™ network deployment and carrier-grade connectivity services as organizations adopt digital solutions for mission critical infrastructure improvements, process optimization, safety and security, and contactless data collection.


Industry Events

Let’s Talk broadband event on November 9th, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Several vendors, folks from WISPA, and others are slated to attend.

H5 Data Centers has an event in Cleveland on November 4th, 2022, at Top Golf.


Tech Items
Came across the neat little USB-c multimeter device. Have you ever wondered if your laptop is charging and how much voltage is drawing?

Check out this tech tip from ISP Supplies on Wireless Equipment grounding.

Scan your RouterOS devices for vulnerabilities with RouterOS Scanner.

Cambium epmp firmware 5.3 is out. This is for the AX platform, which is mainly the Force 400 and Force 425 line.


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Friday fun

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Something new from Cambium

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.

#packetsdownrange

Important Cambium Upgrade by July 1, 2021

UPDATE: Cambium has extended this to January, 31 2022.

Updated Bulletin
https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/support/field-service-bulletins/fsb9083/?fbclid=IwAR0rhizW7jkovSvBFQnUTWyqEKL41nMEceEyfGaeFMAIOIiWNGZTVU0HmTE

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.
https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/support/field-service-bulletins/fsb9083/

https://community.cambiumnetworks.com/t/notice-need-for-epmp-upgrade/74457

As of the bulletin the minimum softwar versions to support the new certificate are:

Family Model Version
cnMatrix cnMatrix EX2K 2.1-r5

cnPilot
cnPilot R200, R200P 4.6-R16
cnPilot R201, R201P 4.6-R16
cnPilot R190V, R190W 4.6-R16
cnPilot e400/e500 3.11.4.1-r3
cnPilot e410/e430w/e600 3.11.4.1-r3
cnPilot R195P 4.7-R6
cnPilot R195W 4.6-R16
cnPilot e501S/e502S 3.11.4.1-r3
cnPilot e700 3.11.4.1-r3
cnPilot e425/e505 4.1-r3
cnPilot e510 3.11.4.1-r3

cnRanger
Sierra 800 1.1-r3
Tyndall 101 1.1-r3

cnReach N500 5.2.18h

Enterprise WiFi 6
XV3-8 6.1-r5
XV2-2 6.1-r5

ePMP 1000
Hotspot ePMP 1000 Hotspot 3.3.1.2-r1

ePMP
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
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
PTP 650 650-01-50
PTP 670 (650 Emulation) 670-01-50,
670-03-12
PTP 670, PTP 700 700-03-11

Photo Sunday

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@j2sw

Wireless ISP Tower
This tower has a Cambium 820 in a 4+0 configuration as well assume Baiscells and Radwin Point to Multipoint gear.

PTP Backhaul Complete link kit #1

I have been asked a few times on what I would pick for a PTP link. here is what I would recommend as option #1.  You can use the RF Elements link planner to judge how far you can go. If you want to dive deeper you can use the Cambium LinkPlanner, which is a download. This is an unlicensed 5GH link. if you want some real-world data on this link you can visit https://blog.j2sw.com/xisp/the-addition-of-rf-elements-horns-to-a-ptp550-link/

2x Cambium PTP 550
https://www.ispsupplies.com/Cambium-Networks-C050055H001A
PTP 550 Data Sheet

 

 

 

2x RF Elements Ultrahorn
https://www.ispsupplies.com/RF-Elements-UH-CC-5-24
Ultrahorn Data Sheet

 

 

4x LMR Jumpers
https://www.ispsupplies.com/NM-NM-L4-36

 

 

 

8x Cold Shrink
https://www.ispsupplies.com/COLDSHRINK-12MDN

 

 

There are several other distributors to buy from as well. I choose ISP supplies because they refer business to me and do not have a consulting program that competes with my services.