Service Provider Tools

All Service Providers and especially smaller Private Cable Operators (PCO’s) that support Multi-family housing are challenged when monitoring their access networks proactively. There is a new product on the market offered by Diablo Data Networks…

DOCSIS mini-CMTS Info

I have had the pleasure of working with Private Cable Operators recently on DOCSIS 3.0 deployments using various mini-CMTS systems. Sometimes the documentation is hard to find. Below are links to the published documents that…

Pi3 Adds a Twist

I guess I was overly optimistic that the Raspbian system image I had crafted for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B would just work when I plugged in the MicroSD card and powered it up.…

Pi at Work

While it has been a while since I posted an article here, that is about to change. I have a special Raspberry Pi image which is an ongoing effort for over a year now. The…

Display Modes for RPi

Your Raspberry Pi will attempt to detect the modes supported by your monitor and make a choice for what is feels is the best option for the display mode. If you operate in a “headless”…

BananaPro WiFi Access Point

The BananaPro has built-in WiFi which you can use as a WiFi Client or as a WiFi Access Point. Having spent a lot of time working with Raspberry Pi systems that operate as access points,…

Banana Pro

I just received a new Banana Pi – actually a Banana Pro model. I needed a small, portable host like the Raspberry Pi that had a Gigabit Ethernet port and the Banana Pro delivers that…

Pi2 Finally Arrived!

Yay! I got my new Pi-2 and today I am creating the good ‘ol WAP build which I use as the basis for all my other builds. So far it does seem a bit snappier,…

DXpedition Build – Part 2

Anytime you need a computer to do many things, there are challenges. The Pi Collector doesn’t have to scale to support a high connection volume or stream video, or handle high transaction rates. It just…