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by randallr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router overloaded since starting daily bandwidth script
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Router overloaded since starting daily bandwidth script

Since one of our core routers started it's daily bandwidth usage script on simple queues at 7am this morning, it's seriously hungup-- -log files were not created -CPU load jumped from ~4% to sustained 40% -Winbox Queue List shows "90 items out of 207" on Simple Queues list -cli /que sim pr stops and...
by randallr
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 6.17 after power failure keeps rebooting
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: 6.17 after power failure keeps rebooting

I just had two SEXTANT G 5HPnD's do a similar thing. I have a 'config' file that I paste to term window when I'm setting up. Both were 5.2x. Worked fine after setup in the van. Once it was installed, all the led's blink in a repeated pattern. After second one did it, I checked CAT5 with a fluke test...
by randallr
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to tell SXT HG vs SXT SA after installed
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

How to tell SXT HG vs SXT SA after installed

Is there anyway to distinguish between the SXT SA and SXT HG after they are installed? I didn't realize that both show RB SXT G-5HPnD r2.
by randallr
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: x86, 5.24 random lockups
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

x86, 5.24 random lockups

In July, we replaced 5 of our core routers with faster models. Most of old ones were running 5.7, amd ~3ghz, and used IDE modules for storage. New ones were configured with SSD SATA drives for storage, and 5.24 was loaded. They run great, but occasionally (sometimes twice a week) might lock up in th...
by randallr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sextang G 5HnD with P2Multipoint.
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Sextang G 5HnD with P2Multipoint.

I've bought a level 4 license for several.
by randallr
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4beta3 released
Replies: 253
Views: 101064

Re: Dude v4beta3 released

I'd pay $100 just to be able to successfully backup my dude config. So close to being the perfect monitoring tool.
by randallr
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rb912 additional screw bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Rb912 additional screw bag?

I've also tried to figure this out. There's nothing about it on routerboard doc's.
by randallr
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!
Replies: 247
Views: 87261

Re: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!

I've been fighting ethernet issues for more than a year. I've got tons of 750's at towers, bridged. The problem I see is a port will drop to 10mbps. I can turn auto-neg off/on and it comes back up at 100, and runs fine. In fact, I put a script in every one to check every hour, and if it's rate is 10...
by randallr
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SEXTANT G-5HPnD Availability?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: SEXTANT G-5HPnD Availability?

Thanks for updating us. I've been checking almost daily, but have found few US sites that even have added them to their website.
The current Sextants just never seem to perform as well as the SXT's. Hoping that the 911 solves the problem, as the extra few DB would be helpful on some links.
by randallr
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: capacitor problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: capacitor problem

I've replaced the cap's in about 30 411 boards as well. The 'green' caps that were used only seem to fail in the heat of the summer...
by randallr
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Backup Dude on 4.17 on x86
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Backup Dude on 4.17 on x86

Whenever I try to backup Dude 4.0beta3, it reboots the box. I've seen references to the db files, but as it's running on x86 box running 4.17, all I see are usual files under /file menu. Is there another way to get to files? Or is the system crash a problem with MT 4.17 install? I have a pretty larg...
by randallr
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal vs Groove Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: Metal vs Groove Performance

Tower Equip @ 418'. Access points tested to included: -MT 411AH w/ R52 on Hyperlink 17dbi Vert Sector -MT 711GA-GHnD on UBNT 17dbi Sector -UBNT Rocket on UBNT 17dbi Sector Shop testing done with Hyperlink 27dbi grid, @30', 40' of LMR400 to testbench. Distance to Tower is 4 miles. Field testing done ...
by randallr
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal vs Groove Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Metal vs Groove Performance

I've been testing a new 'Metal' vs regular Groove for a couple of days. Connecting to various MT and UBNT AP's.
It always seems that the new Metal has significantly lower receive throughput. I've tried various settings under A, as well as N. Both are running 5.17...
Anyone else seeing any issues?
by randallr
Fri May 11, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB/SEXTANT Cable hole
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: RB/SEXTANT Cable hole

We've screwed up a couple of Sextants because of the angle to the socket, plus the small size of the path through the door. In addition to trying to leave some space between the jacket and connector, we've been taking a unibit on the drill and enlarging the Sextant's hole a bit at an angle in the ri...
by randallr
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auto-Negotiate Fails on 5.xx
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: Auto-Negotiate Fails on 5.xx

I moved to 5.14 and it works like it's supposed to. Maybe I missed this in the changelog....
by randallr
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Auto-Negotiate Fails on 5.xx
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Auto-Negotiate Fails on 5.xx

Occasionaly, we see ethernet issues from CAT5 etc., and a RB switch (450,493 etc) port gets switched to 10mbps. We have script that runs each hour that emails us if it happens. Many of them also have script scheduled that also will turn auto-negotiate off and back on, and usually the port resyncs ba...
by randallr
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4beta3 released
Replies: 253
Views: 101064

Re: Dude v4beta3 released

Running 4.0beta3 on ROS 4.17 on x86 57.6GB total HDD 57.4GB Free 2.6ghz AMD dual core, 6-10% cpu Backup restarts Dude service. I've seen reference to backup up dude files with file copy. Is this possible from Winbox or otherwise? Dude is awesome otherwise, and has become key piece of our operation. ...
by randallr
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to check Port Speed "Rate"
Replies: 6
Views: 7564

Re: Script to check Port Speed "Rate"

Nevermind- I figured it out....
by randallr
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to check Port Speed "Rate"
Replies: 6
Views: 7564

Re: Script to check Port Speed "Rate"

Thanks for the reply. My lack of scripting experience is now my problem- I started with a simple script to check a single interface and create a log entry if true, but it doesn't work. /int eth monitor ether2 once do={ :if ($"rate" = "10Mbps") :log info "Ether2 is 10Mbps" } It doesn't execute from t...
by randallr
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to check Port Speed "Rate"
Replies: 6
Views: 7564

Script to check Port Speed "Rate"

When a switch can't maintain 100mbps it drops a port to 10mbps. I'm trying to do a script that can email me if a Port is at 10mbps. The "Speed" shows what's configured when "Auto-Negotiate" is disabled The "Rate" shows what the Port is currently operating at. "Rate" is shown on winbox screen, but no...
by randallr
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP problem, V4.0 Beta3
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Re: SNMP problem, V4.0 Beta3

I'm seeing similar issues since moving to Beta3. Device labels and link labels will stop showing OID results. A reboot of our AMD based box will fix it. Not all devices. Seems to be only ones that have Charts also defined. History for those devices will be blank from the time that it begins until th...
by randallr
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Bridging with Vlan's
Replies: 2
Views: 2584

Bridging with Vlan's

I'm newbie when it comes to VLAN's and tagging. I know this should be easy, but I've worked on it for days.... We're needing to take two seperate, untagged ethernet networks, combine into single bridge (Trango Apex 375mbps), and then seperate back out on the other end. I'm working toward this layout...
by randallr
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP Problem reading 5.x devices?
Replies: 1
Views: 936

SNMP Problem reading 5.x devices?

We've just starting upgrading some 4.x BH's to 5.x.
Links in the dude (3.6) no longer can get SNMP off them.
I've noted that SNMP on 5.x has more options, including security and authentication.

Is there anyway for Dude 3.6 to read SNMP community public from 5.x clients?
by randallr
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor quality of the capacitors in RouterBoards
Replies: 38
Views: 14611

Re: Poor quality of the capacitors in RouterBoards

I've been replacing the caps during spare time in evenings. some of the boards had been in use for a long time. Can't help but to believe that it is temp related, as we've had a month of 100+ degree days, which we didn't have last summer.
by randallr
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor quality of the capacitors in RouterBoards
Replies: 38
Views: 14611

Re: Poor quality of the capacitors in RouterBoards

I had a different thread going about my dozen or more 411ah's that have failed. They all have the green capacitors that now have the tops swollen. (6.3V 660 uF. I noticed the new boards have black capacitors that are 680uf, and have one less. (the one on the side opposite the pair) Can someone give ...
by randallr
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rash of 411AH failures
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Rash of 411AH failures

Sorry for the delay in responding. I've got all of the 411AH boards laying in a drawer. It does look like the tops of capacitors (what I believe they are) are swollen and maybe have some goo on some of them. Although I pulled one from new inventory, and there is a little stuff on top of a few. Thank...
by randallr
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rash of 411AH failures
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Rash of 411AH failures

Yes, the serial cable connection works. Tested back and forth with good boards. Had another one fail yesterday. Bounced up and down for a few minutes, then dead. When we brought it in, four leds go solid immediately, and nothing out serial port. Tried powering both POE and DC jack. Powered by 24-26v...
by randallr
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rash of 411AH failures
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Rash of 411AH failures

I've had 6 BH's with 411AH that have failed in the last month. Every one has all the lights on board go solid when it powers up, and nothing even on serial port.

Any thoughts
by randallr
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Web Interface shows +5 hours offset
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Web Interface shows +5 hours offset

Let me clarify--- Our Dude server is running on x86 with 4.6. /sys clock shows correct timezone and time. On my desktop workstation, I can launch Dude 3.6 and connect to server and time is correct. I can open a browser on the same workstation, I can go in with browser to connect, and time is +5 hour...
by randallr
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Web Interface shows +5 hours offset
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Web Interface shows +5 hours offset

I've always had a problem that the web interface into Dude server shows +5 hours on logs and history. Example, outage shows Jul/09 11:44:52 on Dude login from Dude software, while Outage on Device screen on Web interface shows Jul/09 16:44:52. We've always known to subtract 5 hours, but is there any...
by randallr
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting STP Messages to LOG
Replies: 0
Views: 859

Getting STP Messages to LOG

I've been trying to monitor MT boxes running RSTP. I want to know when it changes an interface from "designated" to "alternate".

I've tried about every 'topic' on the list.

thanks,
Randall
by randallr
Tue May 25, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx

I moved several of the BH's to 4.9. The links would still drop at least once a day, often twice. I downgraded one to 3.30, and it's dropped once in 6 days. Downgraded another 3 days ago, and it hasn't dropped yet. Strange thing is that I have one that's not quite as good of signal, usually 85% - 90%...
by randallr
Fri May 07, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx

Forgot to include that in my post. I raised the links in question to 10 several weeks ago. I'll raise it to 14 and see what that does.

Thanks,
Randall
by randallr
Thu May 06, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Nstreme PTP links dropping since update to 4.xx

I've been trying to figure this one out for several weeks. Several PtP links that have always been stable will disconnect with "received deauth: class2 frame received (6)" They instantly reconnect. Most of them have great link. Main one has a 97-100 ccq both rx/tx, 55-59 dbm both rx/tx. Very rarely ...
by randallr
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dependency Direction (clarify)
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Dependency Direction (clarify)

Maybe I don't understand the purpose of dependencies.... I was wanting to eliminate notifications for every radio on a tower if the BH goes down etc... I first drew the dependencies from the AP's on a tower to the BH . I changed the IP on the BH to make it show down. Then I did this on one of the AP...
by randallr
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dependency Direction (clarify)
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Dependency Direction (clarify)

Wanted to make sure I do dependencies right before I get too far... Example: 4 devices on a tower A, B, C, D. If all go down, to only get one notification... I started doing it B -> A, C->A, D->A, but I see that "A" list's the others as parents. So, I assume I should draw from the top level device t...
by randallr
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ping History Graph - x 10?
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Ping History Graph - x 10?

I've just started using Dude- and noticed that the history on all of the devices seems to be wrong. I start ping running from server to device and it's 4-5ms, but the History in Dude shows 40-50 on graph.

Did I miss something somewhere?

Thanks
by randallr
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ping Statistics on The Device Page?
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Ping Statistics on The Device Page?

That would be great value!

Be real handy if you're trying to login and check with a smartphone- just scroll down the list....
by randallr
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How do i get a message to the clients web browser prompti...
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: How do i get a message to the clients web browser prompti...

I have a MT box as my backbone router, so I can use a NAT Rule under Firewall to redirect them to a webpage. NAT Rule: Chain - dstnat Protocol- tcp dst port- 1-200 (don't want email etc to work either) SRC Address List - Suspend Action - dst-nat To Address - xx.xx.xx.xx address that is page you want...
by randallr
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue List Problem in Winbox
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Queue List Problem in Winbox

I've upgraded core MT router from 3.xx to 4.3. We keep Queue List running in winbox at office to monitor simple queues, as well as Interface traffic graphs. Since upgrading, the Queue List will virtually die after a few hours. If you double-click on an entry, it will refresh it's line, but the rest ...
by randallr
Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue list in Winbox problem in 4.3
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Queue list in Winbox problem in 4.3

I've upgraded our backbone MT box, (AMD Athlon X2) to 4.3. I keep a winbox open remotely, showing Simple Queue list. Most of the entries never update unless you double-click on it. Seems like when I first open winbox, it's updating, but it gets slower and slower. I also keep traffic graph of backbon...
by randallr
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R5H problems
Replies: 72
Views: 17608

Re: R5H problems

Sound like exact same problems on R5H's as with R52H's. Client cards burned up a few times while AP was rebooting. Seemed to be related to scanning. We've had a few R5H's burn up. (could smell them outside of enclosure). Link would last for a few minutes while the card continued to get hotter. I thi...
by randallr
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Small Feature Request -
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Small Feature Request -

clear counters on /int OR make the columns wider? We pull queue stats with /queue simple print stats file=stats at midnight for bandwidth mgt, and also started running /interface print stats file=ether to compare total bandwidth on our backbone ether port Unfortunately, after a few days the stats on...
by randallr
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

Re: Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86

A few versions ago there was a bug with dual core processors that caused the clock to run much faster and the box would eventually crash. I think it was 2-3 times the speed though. That problem was corrected with the next release. I've always found occasional issues/incompatibilities with various mb...
by randallr
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Newbie question
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: BGP Newbie question

I'll ask. Don't know anything about BGP, so I appreciate any input!

Thanks,
Randall
by randallr
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Newbie question
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

BGP Newbie question

We have small network with 40mb upstream connection and /22 and couple of /24's from them. We have 3ghz x86 Box running MT, with one port in and 4 ports out with /24's and /26's assigned to each. We have a 'large' potential customer that wants us for backup for their 30mb fiber from local telecom. T...
by randallr
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless FAQ
Replies: 68
Views: 60568

Re: Wireless FAQ

I had never compared the frames / hw frames before. I'm noticing the TX comparision follows pretty close to what I expected 1.6 x on a good link, 2.1 x on a not so great link. However, the RX comparison is way, way out of whack. The RX HW is 2200 x higher on one that I looked at, but always way high...
by randallr
Fri May 15, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bug in 3.23
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Bug in 3.23

The problem was with policy. I created from command line, and it added this and it created file okay: policy=ftp,reboot,read,write,policy,test,winbox,password,sniff I created scheduler event from the command line and it add this and didn't create file: policy=read,write,test I changed the scheduler ...
by randallr
Fri May 15, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bug in 3.23
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Bug in 3.23

Sorry for the confusion. The scheduler executes , but the file does not show under files. I created a script which also shows to execute, but the file does not show under files. If I run the line from command line, the file appears under files. I don't think the problem is with the scheduler, I thin...
by randallr
Fri May 15, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bug in 3.23
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Bug in 3.23

I have a scheduler event that runs at midnight that's always worked on previous versions, but it will not create the file since upgrade to 3.23. /queue simple print stats file stats It works fine from the command line. I've tried executing a script instead, that contains the line, and it will not cr...
by randallr
Fri May 15, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scheduler debugging?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Scheduler debugging?

I'm wondering if this an issue with 3.23. (This is the first time I've tried on 3.23) I've also tried running script with the same command, and it will not execute either It only works from the command line on 3.23 I created scheduler event on several MT boxes with 3.22 and it works fine. /queue sim...
by randallr
Fri May 15, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scheduler debugging?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Scheduler debugging?

I had two scheduler events on old MT box, and one isn't working after moving to new box. Doesn't print file now: /queue simple print stats file stats Works fine still: /queue simple reset-counters-all I can execute the command from console and it makes the file, but not when scheduler executes. I've...
by randallr
Wed May 13, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Link / STP Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Wireless Link / STP Issue

The BH's are two seperate links, a pair of AP -> Station-WDS, going into a RB433 with RSTP running on the bridge. The main one is 5ghz Turbo, while the backup is 5ghz. It works great except when the main link bounces up and down. There is actually more redundant BH's and RSTP boxes on past this brid...
by randallr
Tue May 12, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Link / STP Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Wireless Link / STP Issue

I've got two redundant 35 mile MT BH's, with RSTP running on a MT box on one end. Occasionally, we will have fade issue on our 'main' link. The lower priority (slower) link remains stable. The problem seems that if the primary link keeps rapidly dropping/reassociating for a while, the STP will keep ...
by randallr
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bypass Simple Queue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Bypass Simple Queue?

I am too having issues with simple queues after upgrade from 2.9.xx to 3.13. (Actually went to 3.14 but AMD dual core issue with clock, and downgraded back to 3.13) We use data from simple queues for each customer IP to bandwidth stats. I've got at least one queue for a customer's IP that will seem ...
by randallr
Wed May 07, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rb600 reboot fix
Replies: 47
Views: 18296

Re: Rb600 reboot fix

When you uploaded the file, did you set type to binary?
by randallr
Fri May 02, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

So far, the only installs that the R52H's have failed in are Rootenna installs with the plastic standoffs. Don't think any of the ones that are better grounded enclosures have failed, but may just be coincedence. None of the regular R52's have failed, or SR5, XR5's. Most seem to just loose their sig...
by randallr
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

There is definately something up with them.. Since around the 1st of the year, the default tx power setting has been used, and the failure rate has increased. A problem that we never had with R52's or SR5's and XR5's. Sure, the one that failed on a tower after five months may very well have been att...
by randallr
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

Yes 398mw. But then again, that also depends on whether the card was actually transmitting at 100%. That's why when the radio is idle there is low power draw by the radio. In fact, at idle, there is close to 0 mw coming from the output. Having ###holes on the forum gets us NOWHERE. But then again, t...
by randallr
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

First off, it was unclear whether the default power setting actually worked in earlier versions of MT. However, we did start leaving it at default in later versions.. The cards STILL FAIL with default settings. Second, the power output rating on the R53H is 350mw... There YOU have it. I have not fou...
by randallr
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

I used to change them to fixed at 26, but more recently, I've left them at default.
by randallr
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

Up until this point, I've not really tested prior to install... When we first began working with MT, we tested setup's on the test bench with some small patch antenna's.. Then we developed the standard setup for AP's, Backhauls with WDS bridges, Client CPE's with NAT, and Client CPE's with WDS bridg...
by randallr
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

I've NEVER had issues before with MT hardware. Have any idea about warranty / RMA's?
by randallr
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13793

R52H Faillure Rate Continues

I'm really starting to get worried. R52H failed yesterday on a tower install. It had been running great for 5 months. Most of the failures have happened in a few days of install though. It looks like about 10% failure rate. Almost all of them are in Rootena (R2T58W-19) installs in RB133's. None are ...
by randallr
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme link scenario and questions
Replies: 27
Views: 5695

Re: Nstreme link scenario and questions

We have our fiber point 2 miles from our NOC, so we have a two seperate links, using OSPF for fallover.. Works flawlessly. The primary link (R52 cards in mini-itx system) holds 35mb tcp each way, simplex. About to switch to Nstreme dual to get full duplex. The backup link is two RB532's. Then an RB5...
by randallr
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 Overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: RB333 Overheating

We used to use the plastic dryer vent covers from Lowes, (not the one with the hose, just the plastic cover) The will get brittle after a couple of years and have had hail crack them. More recently, we've cut a small piece of sheet metal and some stips of wood for spacers on three sides, then silico...
by randallr
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth Accounting -- Traffic Counter?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Bandwidth Accounting -- Traffic Counter?

Several years ago, I wrote a foxpro DOS program to take the data from our core MT router with the Log Downloader program. Of late, my program has died and wanting a better solution to give accounting department for bandwidth usage per IP address. The traffic counter program seems quirky-- is that th...
by randallr
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Testing new MSI Mini-ITX - Ethernet no-show
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Testing new MSI Mini-ITX - Ethernet no-show

Got in the new MSI Fuzzy 945GM1 mini-itx.. MiniPCI plus 2 Intel Ethernet ports... The ethernet ports don't show up under interfaces in MT 2.9.35 The actual spec say"Supports Dual Intel® 10/100/1000 LAN by two Intel® 82541PI Giga- LAN controller" I find nothing in the Phoenic bios about the ports... ...
by randallr
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Bingo... that did it.. unchecked the port box and I see the stream...

Thanks!!!
by randallr
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

My router that I'm having this trouble on is actually 2.9.22

Went to a MT radio in-between though and monitored traffic on torch there and still didn't see it though.. It's 2.9.31

Randall
by randallr
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

I have all the boxes checked. I've looked at it on both the In interface and the out interface...

I ran the packet sniffer and found it there though...
by randallr
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN - GRE packet problem
Replies: 3
Views: 866

VPN - GRE packet problem

I've got a customer behind a MT router, that is saying that we are blocking GRE packets in his VPN tunnel. I'm blocking some basic ports, like 137, but I don't see where I'm blocking this.. He's running a juniper firewall on his end, and I think that's where the problem is... Any ideas or anything I...
by randallr
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Torch doesn't see some activity
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Torch doesn't see some activity

I've got a couple of customers that have been maxing out a simple queue on my main MT router, but when I go run torch, I can't see any activity.... Normally, I can locate the source (or destination) of the traffic that way. ...

any other ideas?
by randallr
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Redundant BH Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 871

We will be backhauling 15mb initially to this fiber point. I haven't done any routing on our network beyond our MT box that connects to our current ethernet handoff. (One ethernet up port on their IP, then 4 ethernet ports, each with a class C each that they point to us) I really want to do more sub...
by randallr
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Redundant BH Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Redundant BH Ideas

I've been using MT for backbone router for 4 years, and all bridged Karlnet and Canopy BH's and AP's. We've started replacing most BH's with MT radios using WDS. We're looking at a new backbone connection that would require a wireless link to Fiber location.. We will also have to re-number our IP sp...
by randallr
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB14 4 port Mini-PCI w/ multiple R52 or SR5
Replies: 2
Views: 750

RB14 4 port Mini-PCI w/ multiple R52 or SR5

I've found the pwr requirements: R52 400ma SR5 1300ma All I've found for the RB14 is: "Up to 2.5w of 3.3v power supplied to Mini PCI card" Anyone know if this is per slot, or total.. And also, my math is not my best ability.. is it .4 x 3.3 = 1.32 watts? 1.3 x 3.3 = 4.29 watts? If my math is correct...
by randallr
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

I changed the dns-name to blank.
Still didn't work.

I went through the 'setup' routine again.

Now it works.

Go figure....


Thanks everybody
by randallr
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Actually I'm on vacation.. RB112 has second card - acquiring Internet through hotel wireless and dhcp client. RB112 can ping and resolve dns. Hotspot assigns their dns addresses. Test laptop does have dns.... will resolve to ip.. I've tried typing in the gateway IP in the browser. Nothing. Question-...
by randallr
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Connection tracking is enabled.. that's not it.... My test is on a routerboard 112. straight out of the box. enabled dhcp and hotspot packages. Setup wlan1 and ip addresses, and ran hotspot setup. Again, laptop connects to rb112 and gets ip address per the pool assigned in hotspot setup. no pinging....
by randallr
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Problem is that I can't get to a login page on client computer... Can't ping hotspot. Browser can't get anything. Hotspot wlan1 ip is 192.168.100.1 pool1 is 192.168.100.100-192.168.100.150 test laptop get's 192.168.100.150 and gateway. I'm sure Im missing something basic. Do I need to setup web prox...
by randallr
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Setup Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Hotspot Setup Help

I've just tried my first Hotspot setup. Followed steps in wiki example.

Client laptop gets the ip address correctly from hotspot. Can't ping the gateway.
by randallr
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opening ports and forwarding (drives me crazy!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Added the ports on both ends for both rules...
Works great now.

Thanks
by randallr
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opening ports and forwarding (drives me crazy!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Here are the three rules... Masquerade, then the remote desktop, then finally one to allow me to get into router through winbox from outside. This is my home router..... 0 chain=srcnat out-interface=wlan1 action=masquerade 1 chain=dstnat dst-address=12.195.xx.xxx dst-port=3189 action=dst-nat to-addr...
by randallr
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bonding Wlan questions
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Bonding Wlan questions

The topic on Nstreme bonding has got me curious. I'd like to try using multiple wireless cards on each end and test bonding.

Is there any more wireless specific examples other than the Bonding section on manual that refers to Ethernet bonding between multiple ISP's?
by randallr
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DS3 Cards for MT?
Replies: 1
Views: 659

DS3 Cards for MT?

Wondering if there are any DS3 cards that are reliable under MT

Currently have an ethernet handoff from provider, but my have to switch to DS3 directly.

Thanks
by randallr
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opening ports and forwarding (drives me crazy!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

I have a similar issue - the 1st rule forwards great, but then I obviously can't get into router remotely, so I've tried adding rules to forward port 8291 (winbox) to the private side IP. I've setup according to example /ip firewall nat add chain=dstnat dst-address=10.5.8.200 action=dst-nat \ to-add...
by randallr
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB11 / Atheros R52
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Nevermind --- didn't realize demo key doesn't support wireless.

bought Key

Now it works...

Stupid me...
by randallr
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB11 / Atheros R52
Replies: 1
Views: 587

RB11 / Atheros R52

I was going to test Athlon Box - installed latest ISO on 64MB Diskmodule Demo Key Installed RB11 (older unit) and a new R52 MiniPCI The Atheros R52 does not show up under Interface, however, I do see it under /system/resources/pci Switched to another AMD box, same problem. Any ideas? I tested using ...
by randallr
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link Performance drops after several days, reboot AP fixes
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Link Performance drops after several days, reboot AP fixes

I've noticed that performance on some of my backhauls will be lousy after been up for several days, although the same SNR etc... I reboot the AP-Bridge and the rates are back to great.

We've seen similar issues in the past with other platforms like Karlnet.

Any ideas?
by randallr
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NAT Address to VPN Router, IPSec Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

I may have found my problem... The customer said he could ping the other side, but when he tried to transfer files, it would hang. I setup and tested a Ipip tunnel from two test radios. I noticed that when I transfered files, it was on port 445, which I had put a filter on our core router to block b...
by randallr
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NAT Address to VPN Router, IPSec Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

The customers' 'hot bricks' are actually using L2TP/IPSec. So does that mean it should be working. Again, the vpn tunnel is up, but crashes when they try to open files. I have RB112 in place at one end, and was planning on replacing Karlnet radio with RB112 on other end. Have thought about setting u...
by randallr
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mapping Network Drive Through VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

I guess what I was trying to do would require Netbios. I've got it to work, I have to type in the network address in the Add Network Place wizard in Winxp. What I've ended up with- Router1 address's wlan1 xx.xx.xx.189 ether1 192.168.254.1 Router2 address's wlan1 xx.xx.xx.181 ether1 192.168.1.1 I've ...
by randallr
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mapping Network Drive Through VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Mapping Network Drive Through VPN

Newbie question-
I've setup a ipip tunnel between two MT boxes, assigned ip's, routes etc and can ping between the two different internal networks.

I can't figure out how to get to the file server on the other end... i.e. the whole point of a vpn.

HELP!
by randallr
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NAT Address to VPN Router, IPSec Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

NAT Address to VPN Router, IPSec Problem

I have a customer that I have connected via RB112 with Src and Dst Nat and given his 'Hot Brick' VPN router a private address. On the other end, his 'Hot Brick' has a public IP. He has enabled IPsec and Netbios on his routers. Much to his dismay, the VPN established just fine. However, it drops the ...
by randallr
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Src Address 255.255.255.255 Port 5678(discovery) Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

Thanks... Haven't wondered that far down the /ip menu!
by randallr
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Src Address 255.255.255.255 Port 5678(discovery) Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

Src Address 255.255.255.255 Port 5678(discovery) Question

I've replaced a bunch of backhauls with MT setups and started adding MT Ap's, and have not noticed a lot more of these on the network. - src-255.255.255.255 port-5678(discovery) dst-MT board Ip address I thought those were DHCP clients trying to get dhcp, but I don't have DHCP clients on any of the ...
by randallr
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any Faster SBC recomendations
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Any Faster SBC recomendations

I've been testing RB112, RB153, and RB532. Performance is great on all, however, would like to test hardware for 'killer' backhaul. Would have to be fairly easy to build into outdoor enclosure. Any suggestions would be helpful!!! P.s. Only problem in testing is that RB153 will 'lock-up' often during...
by randallr
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth Test Locking Up Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 786

More info on this- when the RB153 locked up, it seems to take down everything plugged into the ethernet switch at the tower. Drops about 75% of the pings. Rebooted the power and everythings back to normal. I'm wondering if it's overloading the processor on RB153. I've setup graphing on resources. We...
by randallr
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth Test Locking Up Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Bandwidth Test Locking Up Boards

I've had this happen a bunch. Bandwith Server/Test between two RB153/SR5. Signal -63, 37 SNR, 18mb Data Rate. 150' POE w 49v 20 watt injector Bandwidth Test, especially when set to Both directions, radio will sometimes just drop link temp... but often the board set as server will have to be physical...
by randallr
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Problem over long CAT5
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

I've had bad CAT5 cable.. caused the exact same problem. Good enough quality for 10mb, but not for 100mb. Also, have had water get into CAT5 run, will do the exact same thing.. Will notice that upload speed goes to nothing. Will often find the port switching back and forth between 10/100 trying to l...
by randallr
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Link Keeps Locking Up
Replies: 1
Views: 603

WDS Link Keeps Locking Up

I've setup a test link between my office and a repeater site3 miles away RB153 with Atheros R52 on each end. A couple of workstations on each end doing constant ping to monitor link. Works great but locks up at least once a day. Can't ping either end. I can pwr cycle the AP side and then it comes ri...
by randallr
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT Wireless Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 803

I've repeated the setup a couple of times for WDS and it is pretty simple.

If I want to setup as AP with several wireless clients, is this also the recomended setup?
by randallr
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT Wireless Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 803

I'm getting there....

I followed the link from another post to
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transpare ... o_Networks

I now can ping from a laptop through to my wired network.

If there is an easier way to do this, please post!!!

Thanks
by randallr
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT Wireless Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 803

MT Wireless Newbie Question

I've been running MT for core router for 3 years and have pretty good understanding. Now I'm trying to use it for wireless bridge. My test setup- I have RB153 w/ R52 Atheros plugged into network switch on one side, and RB153 w/ R52 plugged into my laptop on the other side. No problem making link, bu...