Adtran n-Command AOS Configuration Templates

Adtran n-Command MSP is a true game changer for deploying and administering Adtran products quickly. While getting n-Command was a journey in itself, I had a difficult ordering process; it was very difficult to get any info from their sales team ( they never really returned any of my voicemails, inquiries or emails over ~18Continue reading “Adtran n-Command AOS Configuration Templates”

T1 and PRI Troubleshooting and Fun At Layers 1 and 2

Believe it or not in 2021 T1 lines are still fairly common in many enterprise and rural settings. T1s can be used for both voice and data, the most common circuit these days is a PRI for voice. I’ve found support for these circuits are often non-existent at the lower levels of carrier and vendorContinue reading “T1 and PRI Troubleshooting and Fun At Layers 1 and 2”

daloRADIUS on Ubuntu 20.04 for Captive Portal

DaloRADIUS is an open source RADIUS client and server implementation for Unix-like systems, and it can be used as a frontend or backend to authenticate remote users against FreeRADIUS. Today I am going to be installing daloRADIUS on Ubuntu 20.04. My end goal is to use this as a radius based captive portal for Mikrotik,Continue reading “daloRADIUS on Ubuntu 20.04 for Captive Portal”

UNIFI Controller API to Automate Repetitive Tasks

Keeping many sites consistent is the key to quality and quick network support. Ubiquiti’s software defined controller presented unique challenges when implementing and keeping up with changes. With a few thousand UNIFI devices managed a task as small as adding a new admin to every site could take hours. I wanted to share this asContinue reading “UNIFI Controller API to Automate Repetitive Tasks”

Reset Password on Adtran Total Access

A lot of my telecom projects involve the Adtran Total Access series. Today I’m going to do an overview of the easiest way I’ve found to reset the password after I’ve forgotten it or locked myself out. For this you are going to need console access; a standard DB9 to USB cord was used. UsingContinue reading “Reset Password on Adtran Total Access”

Unifi WebSocket Connection Error Unifi Controller 5.12.66

Today I ran into an error after upgrading my Unifi controller that I really wasn’t able to find much online about. What I could find online was simply saying to update my controller or turn off websocket connections. This turned out to be something very simple. But here is how this all started; my controllerContinue reading “Unifi WebSocket Connection Error Unifi Controller 5.12.66”

PD Overload Error on ICX Switches

Recently I was asked to take a look at an issue where POE devices kept rebooting. Upon looking at the device errors like PD Overload and random ports having POE disabled kept appearing. Doing a show inline power command returned the below output Everything looked good at a glance; we had 124 watts budget totalContinue reading “PD Overload Error on ICX Switches”