This past Sunday I spent the day with Xarion and Hooligan at the Jawug Highsite (HS) at Grand Central.
We replaced the current Mikrotik RB133 which served a dish antenna link to TrustBank HS, Panel to me! (LSD) and grid to Pretoria PWP network (jankemp). For some reason the GC-TB radio was faulty and had to be replaced, and we were never able to scan PWP.
The replacement was a Pentium-3 PC with PCI riser card which now holds 4 radios. GC-TB, GC-LSD (new sector), GC-PWP (24dbi grid) and GC-PTAWUG (27dbi grid).
All went well except for the PTAWUG connection as we were unable to scan them. We will do more realignment and check again. We however did manage to scan PWP, so Jawug offically joins PWP (Pretoria).
On an extra sad note, the system ran for about 3 hours and Xarion rebooted it and it didnt come back up. We hope to go though to GC today and see if we can see the problem. Hopefully just needs another reboot.
As far as lessons learnt, I would def recommend putting the radio's in the PC and enabling them before dragging the PC up the tower!
Thanks to Hooligan and Xarion for the hard work keeping jawug up and running!
So it looks like finally Xarion, Silver and myself are heading to Grand Central (GC).
My routerboard is still broken, and keeps rebooting, gonna take it back to Miro tomorrow.
My scan of GC side shows
Flags: A - active, B - bss, P - privacy, R - routeros-network, N - nstreme
ADDRESS SSID BAND FREQ SIG NF SNR RADIO-NAME
AB R 00:0B:6B:80:A3:7C 5ghz 5180 -89 -10 15
AB R 00:0B:6B:37:46:CC fire-castle-pp 5ghz 5240 -82 -10 22 castle
AB R 00:0B:6B:35:FE:5F 5ghz 5240 -67 -10 37 Midrand4
AB R 00:02:6F:23:11:CE castle-midrand-pp 5ghz 5260 -89 -10 15 midrand1
AB R 00:0B:6B:35:FE:65 5ghz 5300 -91 -10 13 Midrand4
ABPR 00:80:48:47:63:6E Main1 5ghz 5320 -92 -10 12 00804847636E
AB RN 00:0C:42:0C:08:1A Matumi_Link 5ghz 5805 -86 -10 18 iJuice_Wireless_
Rumor has it though Midrand4 is on the same tower where jawug should be. So i've kinda aligned for that.
Guess we'll see later.