[Mikrotik] Fiber card for MT- REPORT OF THE OUTCOME

Chuck Hogg chuck at shelbybb.com
Sat Mar 5 22:00:58 CST 2011


That's some expensive roof rent if it's $15/mb...seeing as Cogent is
<800/mth for 100mb on a month to month term.

Regards,

Chuck


On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM, rwf <ralphlists at bsrg.org> wrote:

> This is what we are doing, Rick-
>
> We decided to begin offering Metro Ethernet as well as wireless in our
> market.
>
> The Metro E drop in our data center was only available as a fiber
> connection.
> The Internet connection is currently a 1 Gb Ethernet, so we needed
> something
> to mate them.
> We were thinking about just using a media converter, but really wanted an
> "Edge Router" here.
> So I decided to try the MT and came across this fiber card.  The MT is
> loaded on a Dell SC1425 (I think that's what it is)
>
> Currently we have only one other drop on the Metro E, so we didn't need the
> router part yet.
> The drop is going to a City Hall in another town and feeds their Municipal
> WiFi network (which we also installed and maintain).
>
> It is pretty awesome. The ping time from the router at the remote customer
> to the Internet at our Data Center is 2 mS!
> The speed test (to Speedtest.net) is 49 Mb/S each way.
>
> We can now offer high speed service (via fiber) to almost any address in
> our
> metro area.
>
>
> I posted a different message about carving up a /24.
> That doesn't have anything to do with this- it is another location where we
> have 100 Mb Cogent fiber in a building and a Rocket Dish on the roof
> sending
> the bandwidth to our main tower far outside Cogent's service area.
> It is nice to get that bandwidth out there, because with the roof rent and
> the Cogent, it is still comes to only 15.00 per Mb.
>
> Now if we could only get a decent sales guy to sell it!  Anyone need a job?
>
> Ralph
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com
> [mailto:mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com] On Behalf Of RickG
> Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 9:46 PM
> To: Mikrotik discussions
> Subject: Re: [Mikrotik] Fiber card for MT- REPORT OF THE OUTCOME
>
> Nice! What are you using this for?
>
> On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM, rwf <ralphlists at bsrg.org> wrote:
>
> > This card was recognized by the server and ROS and now I have a
> > Mikrotik router with a $150.00 fiber interface.
> > It is working great.
> > Someone should add it to the list of MT supported cards.
> >
> > Ralph
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com
> > [mailto:mikrotik-bounces at mail.butchevans.com] On Behalf Of rwf
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:45 PM
> > To: 'Mikrotik discussions'
> > Cc: fwatts at brightlan.net
> > Subject: [Mikrotik] Fiber card for MT (this time with link)
> >
> > I need to terminate a new fiber upstream provider in a Dell server we
> > are running MT on.
> > This is the card I have selected, so far.
> > Does anyone know for sure that this card will be recognized by ROS and
> > work for what I need.
> > I heard that ROS is a bit picky when it comes to this.
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/4sgkstr
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ralph
> >
> >
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