Console Servers & Cellular Providers

David Hubbard dhubbard at
Wed Feb 7 16:46:48 UTC 2018

Going to depend entirely on the data center.  I've got OpenGear boxes deployed in a variety of places, using Verizon LTE with static IP.  One Level 3 colo I'm in I had to buy a high gain directional antenna to get the signal strength up above -80, where below that you're lucky to get a reasonable SSH experience, but then I'm in a Switch colo in Vegas that has dramatically more customers and equipment,  and I get almost double that signal strength, inside a rack, inside a metal heat chamber, with the built-in antennas.  Just depends on the structure and proximity to a tower I'm guessing.

On 2/7/18, 11:39 AM, "NANOG on behalf of James Milko" <nanog-bounces at on behalf of jmilko at> wrote:

     How is cell reception in multi-story data centers/carrier hotels?  Good
    enough for remote management?

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