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Verizon wireless (cdma/LTE) compatible ethernet connectable OOB access device.
We have one site using this type of OpeGear setup, but we use an LTE "MiFi"
with wireless to the OpenGear's "WAN", but also use a USB port on the open
gear to keep the MiFi powered.
From: Asaf Rapoport [mailto:arapoport at telepacific.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 6:10 PM
To: David Hubbard; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Verizon wireless (cdma/LTE) compatible ethernet connectable OOB
OpenGear does make good, low footprint, low power consumption console
I think they have an IPSec stack too.
Note: They make another type with just a modem (I don't know why they don't
make one with both 3G and dialup?), in case the cell coverage is so spotty
that you won't get what you really need.
Just my 2 cents.
On 11/7/12 3:02 PM, "David Hubbard" <dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com> wrote:
>OpenGear's stuff is awesome.
>We have the 5004G on Verizon, it has four serial ports, ethernet and
>USB running linux. We have a 5 gig plan from Verizon and static IP for
>$50/month minus our corporate discount. Since it's put on a 'machine'
>plan with them, you can get plans all the way down to I think $5/month
>with a few megabytes of included data; they treat it the same way you'd
>treat a cell backup for an alarm and similar devices.
>You can have the OpenGear unit keep the data portion of the cellular
>side always live, or for added security and lower risk of data
>consumption by drive by scans, you can have it turn the data off and on
>by sending it text messages to the associated phone number.
>You can ssh directly to serial ports by using different port numbers
>than standard, ssh in and then utilize the ports, there's a web-based
>serial interface too so they're really great for routers. On the
>ethernet/web side you can do things like vpn gateway, proxying, port
>mapping, etc like you'd find in a typical consumer type soho router, or
>you can lock it all down for whatever you don't need.
>My only complaint is no LTE version last I checked, which is fine for
>serial ports but an LTE would make it a lot nicer since then you could
>do more interactive things like remote desktop, heavy web traffic and
>other things that you might also want in a bind.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Eric J Esslinger [mailto:eesslinger at fpu-tn.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:47 PM
>> To: 'nanog at nanog.org'
>> Subject: Verizon wireless (cdma/LTE) compatible ethernet connectable
>> OOB access device.
>> We have Verizon Wireless as our provider of choice for our company,
>> and I've convinced those who are they that I need a completely OOB
>> method for getting back in the NOC, as we don't have a full time NOC
>> staff and internet coverage can be spotty around here in general, as
>> we're a small town.
>> The people who need the OOB management access are getting 4G Myfi
>> devices with static IP addresses. What I need at our NOC is a 3 or 4G
>> (our area only has 3G atm) Verizon compatible device with an wired
>> ethernet link. I'm looking at several but wondered if anyone has any
>> familiarity with such units. I just need a basic wwan-ethernet
>> modem/bridge, I will be handling vpn termination, firewalling, access
>> control, and such with my existing firewall.
>> Off-list is fine.
>> Eric Esslinger
>> Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
>> (931)433-1522 ext 165
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