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    Load balancer/wan failover

    It will be L2 for backhaul purpose. There will be no way I can route at this point in the network. My sector APs are set as routers with different public IPs on the wan vs lan side. I'm gonna dig some info on LACP
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    Load balancer/wan failover

    I've recently replaced one of my backhauls (2 sets of 2 nanobridge m5 25dbi units) and have a direct PTP to my main site now (2x 30dbi RocketDishes). Since the old link is still sturdy for up to 30megs, and the new link is hitting the mid 90s; I'd like to be able to plug both into a device...
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    Who, besides Cisco, for enterprise access switches?

    HP's lifetime guarantee is amazing! Some people buy old HP switches off ebay, try and find an issue with it, and send it in to HP for a new switch. Since they don't make some models anymore, they send their newer, and better, switches out as a replacement. Maybe that's why they have jacked...
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    Managed ATT Router

    By link IP do you mean Serial IP (ATTs IP for the WAN and LAN, 12.x.y.z)? I have a total of 11 gateways but 9 of them are routed on my end of things. I only have traffic (at the router) from a /27 and a /24. Behind those 2 subnets some of my old APs are in router mode with their WAN and LAN IPs...
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    Managed ATT Router

    I'm pretty sure we are leasing the router and the Ciena box is NOT ours. What all is involved in that Cisco router? Just static routes? Something ATT could tell me without getting fussy? You guys have been a lot of help!
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    Managed ATT Router

    No, it is being leased as is the router in this 'managed' package. $2,000 a month. I understand a lot more now that you have went into some detail. My only thing is the fiber never seems to glitch. Is it still worth keeping the managed service in the long run?
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    Managed ATT Router

    thanks bds1904 Lots of info. They did say I could back out of the managed service and that I would have to supply my own equipment and they would not support troubleshooting. Do you think that means they would still want the ciena on my premises as an in-between to their network? If my...
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    Managed ATT Router

    It is a business line. Dark fiber is fixing to be brought directly to our main head end (rather than current PTP hops). The reason I ask is when the Eelectric company runs dark fiber ... I'm looking to try and pay as little as possible to ATT. I have no idea how fiber transports or how to get...
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    Managed ATT Router

    I currently have a 'managed' ATT Router as ATT provides a fiber link to our head end. I'm trying to alleviate this expensive 'managed' service which simply means that ATT can check if our circuit is down, which it rarely is. I'm not sure what to say/ask for being able to simply hook up a...
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    Managed Router vs unmanaged

    I currently have a 2 30dbi rocketdish m5s setup to deliver a main backhaul of 70mbit atm which is fantastic. The other has been cut off at town B since the link is renewed and no failover is manageable. Air Fiber is not in the question at the moment due to weight distribution on main tower. I...
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    Managed Router vs unmanaged

    You are correct. It is in our contract and breaking the contract is a killer. As far as our backhauls, 50mb for a dense foliage southern small down is pretty good for a 12 mile link. We do have another link going 7 miles (smaller dish) pushing nearly 40. So technically we get almost all of...
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    Managed Router vs unmanaged

    I run a small town ISP (~200 users) and our closest fiber tap is nearly 16 miles away. We have backhaul links setup with decent signal but obviously there is still a loss on some speed as it goes from one area to another; Basically we pay for a 100mb connection but can only utilize ~40mb by the...
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    recommended routers that would block torrents

    http://www.badips.com is a new haven for hackers worldwide. Their is also an easy to use API. Not a direct answer but definately worth a check. If you have linux machine you can sync the firewall setting to read from the site realtively easily. A nice built in solution if you consider the...
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    dual source feed backhaul

    I've been dealing with a midpoint hop across 2 towns to reach my destination town and now that possibilities have expanded I was able to directly feed internet a few towns away without the need for a midpoint. My problem is that I have about 50megs pumping through the direct connection and 30...
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    Web Content monitor

    netequalizer was a dream a few years ago and monitored many things. With new technology it (looking back) lacked features people like today and of course the cost is not for shallow pockets. I second untangle. I've yet to deploy this but smoothwall has free and paid versions, just need 2 nics...
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    (new?) Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch

    I have to say their software is extremely easy to use, GUI friendly and easy to deploy in any environment. The unique aspect is that they all run the same front/backend AirOS software so their is no relearning from one unit to another (on APs and CPEs that is). The products can be used as APs...
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    WiFi PCI Card/USB

    I've used these as a means to both ends (ubiquiti has a fine range of products that all work as an AP or station or bridge). It does require POE but works well: http://www.ubnt.com/airmax#picostationm You can always try the aluminum foil/strainer trick lol
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    WiFi PCI Card/USB

    @boss99 a larger antenna won't increase coverage if there is not additional power for the larger antenna.
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    4G LTE for internet in rural area?

    I think your view of WISPs is tainted from previous experience but don't let it define them, they are generally to busy to plot subscriber point to points ... but the market today has extremely affordable ways to profit from even a single user on a PTP The guy at the barn, if he simply allows...
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    4G LTE for internet in rural area?

    Cell towers that utilize 900mhz spectrum are not going to give you good ping times period. Unfortunately rural access is hard for ISPs to hit because of the long range necessity to get enough customers. ISPs will generally frown on gaming and will not condone its excess usage. Your best bet is...
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    Advice for building an Atom based router

    I agree with firedrow. Ubiquiti has a nice line of affordable products with cutting edge software perks. I have used a lot of their products over the last 2 years and I am more than pleased. I am currently using a ubiquiti nanostation as a small firewall. With a 400mhz CPU it processes more...
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    Advice on Computer Security

    I have seen avast and panda mentioned as free alternatives and both seem alright. I personally use and recommend the following free products: Super AntiSpyware MalwareBytes MS Security Essentials HiJackThis is sometimes still helpful. If anything can't be removed from control panel or the...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    schizrade: 1) I have no physical tie with the school network. They sign government contracts. 2) There is no NAT, it is a bridged network from end to end on the school's side. 3) No one is being paid anything, this is so the football team can watch recorded HD video stored on the server. 4)...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    @SRTie4k I have team viewer but I can not use the internet. Does it work via LAN only? @schizrade I can not have internet at the location ... period. I understand it is over complicated, but no means no. No public internet access to anyone period. Perhaps I should enforce a new policy to the...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    I'm not breaking any laws or rules. I run an ISP. Internet connections on school premises is not allowed because the students may want to look up (or download) sketchy stuff. So, I have a backhaul bridge in place in which they will use a fake IP address. The laptop(s) hard wired with this fake...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    I don't have pro or server. I don't want to use an actual hack. The end user will be hard wired with a private IP. Multiple laptops will be used but none at the same time (so they will have the same static private IP). The laptops will be running W7 and up while the server is a simple W7...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    I need a solution to a LOCAL network desktop viewer. I'm currently using the built-in server ability from UltraVNC so a LAN only PC can go to http://ip:port (of a dual network card PC) and view the desktop, then use that PC to get online. The reason being there is no internet allowed on...
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    Trying to make use of a ip camera that generates jpg

    Look at ubiquiti's Aircams. IP cameras with built in software that monitors realtime as well as let you mark spots as polygonal territory and even notify you based on placement. It's not a solution but for the price you couldn't buy another decent cam, buy software that competes or match the...
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    Splitting bandwidth

    this isn't ideal but you could put a bridge on the network (split the physical wires behind it) and shape it side to a max of 50mb... For example: I use a UBNT NS and bridge the NICs for firewall use before going into a switch. I could seperate the traffic before hitting the first switch and...
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    Trying to catch Bittorrent users with Wireshark...

    If your behind a router it doesn't matter how many switches you have (assuming a bridged network). You can watch backhaul private IPs or your lan's public ips since they are local to YOUR network.
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    Trying to make use of a ip camera that generates jpg

    If your camera supports live streaming why do you want to convert jpgs into another video? Are you wanting a continuous recording for backup/security purpose? Scripting that would be CPU and RAM intensive bc of a non native language and any error means it will throw the program off course...it...
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    using backhaul bridge for firewall

    I've got a Ubiquiti Nanostation that I've bridged connections on and I want to restrict some subnets. I'd like to keep it on my private LAN so that I can use it anywhere on the network. If I use a public IP I won't be able to pass traffic if the nanostation is after my first private IP address...
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    Verizon co-locating on tower ... need a dark fiber tap

    I have asked on the UBNT forums a while back, but I want another take from someone that has done it. I am in west Tennessee. Apparently ATT has access to the lines that the electric company is utilizing. I'm not sure who verizon is going through to lay cable to the nearest tap or where the...
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    Wireless bridge with POE?

    Same here. I'm just telling any readers that I do this daily, and it is one of the most cost efficient solutions with added features, ease and able to be device agnostic. Other ideas brought up are not wrong but they are not made for this application. A wireless bridge is more prone to...
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    Wireless bridge with POE?

    That's what injectors are for. Wizdum is spot on accurate. If you want to overpay for low range and less features there are alternatives no doubt. With that said, I do this every day with units 300 feet up and 8 mile backhauls used as bridges ... but I don't like to complicate things.
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    Wireless bridge with POE?

    A Nanostation can do passthru POE and still acts like a bridge (same exact configuration as a locostation). Just plug the POE into port 2, and the camera into port 1 and voila power and data to both ports. If you start trying to want everything in one your going to get over your head in...
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    Wireless bridge with POE?

    Yes, this is fairly easy. Ubiquiti makes a fine range of products to do what your looking for. I would recommend a Loco: http://www.ubnt.com/nanostationloco You set it up to lock onto your router with the usual credentials that a laptop would use and plug the LAN cable into your camera...simple...
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    550 with Barracuda Spam& Virus Firewall

    If you can receive mail then your DNS is working properly from the WAN side as it can forward to your local network. What address are you sending mail to/from...for example I see ccc.com as the host and I'm pretty sure you don't own ccc.com. Can you send mail directly from yourself to...
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    Verizon co-locating on tower ... need a dark fiber tap

    I have a 200mb circuit over 2 sets of PTPs. Each PTP is just over 7 miles (this is as close as fiber ran ~10 years ago to this day). A few weeks ago Verizon was able to tap into some dark fiber distributed by the electric company. Verizon is putting equipment on our tower. Since they are...
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