Backhaul upgrade and new border gateway router

Submitted by tarvid on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:52

Today's event was an upgrade from 50Mbps to 100Mbps on our border gateway. That required a new router and programming at four points. The installer had to reprovision the new router through his home office. then get the router talking to his equipment. Then  I had to get support to reprovision static IP addresses and finally get a technician to push those down to the border gateway router. Installer had the right address which is also the address of the police station. I informed the Communications officer of our location and we finally connected.

"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Walt Kelly (1972)

Submitted by tarvid on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:04

As you are painfully aware, LS.Net has not been the model of stability for several weeks. I thought things were under control when I returned to Fairfax after spending the first half of the month at the homestead in Grayson County. My daughter had bought tickets to the Eagles concert in Baltimore on Monday the 20th. The network went down while we on the way to the concert and I managed to get the TWR side working by "bouncing" power to the router serving fiber and wireless customers when I got back.

UPS again

Submitted by tarvid on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:02

My thought was that a UPS would act before the TWR LP generator and make the switch more graceful. In retrospect, I think we are better off without the UPS. The APC PDU is now plugged directly into the mains and the UPS is headed for the trash.

Internet outage

Submitted by tarvid on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:12

Wireless and fiber customers (including me) experienced an outage Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. That disabled my VOIP phone and my cellphone is unreliable at the farm.