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by SweetSunday
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: If you have a RB133C, read here please.
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: If you have a RB133C, read here please.

we need some other user with rb133c and ros 3.11 installed to verify if also in his routerboard logs,
I've several 133Cs and I won't let any v.3 OS anywhere near any of them yet. In my experience they just can't cope with it.
by SweetSunday
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Interim-Update ..?!
Replies: 12
Views: 13037

Re: Interim-Update ..?!

Cheque-book out and pen poised...
Cheque-book still out and pen still poised....
by SweetSunday
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532
Replies: 17
Views: 3811

Re: RB532

what's wrong with RB333? it's performance is better than RB532, so there can be no reason it can't do the same as RB532 ... Moreover I'm using several 532s with 400MHz CPUs (faster than the 333's 333MHz) and 128MB onboard memory, twice what the 333 offers. I would continue to buy the 532 if it was ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager. Silence is not golden.
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: User-Manager. Silence is not golden.

it seems Mikrotik programmers are spending way more time on the Hotspot functionality of UM and not the ISP side. I agree totally. With infinite regret I'm ditching User-Manager and having to look at buying Radius Manager for the functionality User-Manager could and should provide, and probably wou...
by SweetSunday
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: how to downgrade from 3.10 to 2.9.51 on 133
Replies: 17
Views: 6583

Re: how to downgrade from 3.10 to 2.9.51 on 133

My oppinion is that if don't need any function which is only in 3.x then use 2.9.51 for rb1xx series router boards. I agree. At this moment, we will not deploy another RB133/RB133C running anything other than 2.9.51... And I am in absolutely no hurry to upgrade any more of our RB532's beyond 2.9.51...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532
Replies: 17
Views: 3811

Re: RB532

what's wrong with RB333? it's performance is better than RB532, so there can be no reason it can't do the same as RB532 ... The 333 won't fit inside the Pacific Wireless 14/15dB Rootenna, which is an antenna and weatherproof enclosure combined, which cuts costs, greatly aids installation and allows...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Failed to find user database or disk is full.
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Failed to find user database or disk is full.

I hope the new user-manager has a better way of erasing sessions/logs -Jordan I agree. I was faced with deleting over 200,000 session log entries when the hdd was crammed to a standstill - quite ridiculous. Calling up entries 1,000 to a page and then deleting them was taking nearly two minutes per ...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE "Only one"
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: PPPoE "Only one"

I have noticed that User-Manager and the RouterOS radius client don't always seem to handle this situation well. My subscribers need unlimited permanent access but for a number of reasons - power-outages, manual power-downs of their CPEs, connection-dropping, etc - seemed to be creating multiple act...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: User Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: User Manager

Try helping yourself first - enough to at least get you started is at:

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/User_Manager
by SweetSunday
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: POE is it nessecary ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: POE is it nessecary ???

While I use PoE in certain situations I prefer to avoid it. I will use it where the cable-run is 'out of harm's way' - that is, it's not likely to be interfered with, usually the subscriber's premises - as it's undeniably easier than having a second cable to the jack-plug. But where it's vulnerable,...
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What are you going to replace now?
Replies: 16
Views: 3279

Re: What are you going to replace now?

I canvassed many of the points made in this thread in my earlier 'R.I.P. 532' thread, and would say again that I would still be buying the 532 if it was available as 1. it was reliable, 2. it fitted the boxes I use, 3. with daughterboards it was incrementally expandable, 4. it was fast enough and ha...
by SweetSunday
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

According to the log it's stopped - there hasn't been an outage since June 14th when I instituted the change to long preamble and switched in Nstream with polling. However just to confuse matters I did have an SR5 card fail on a different link - it just went down with no warning and didn't come back...
by SweetSunday
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: TX powers, with picture
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: TX powers, with picture

That is manual, not default. I'd selected manual to get the 'readings' but not applied it so the card was still set to default and I'd assumed these were the 'default' settings. But what does it *mean*? What is the 'Tx powers' table showing everything at 17dBM indicating? What's the relevance of 'c...
by SweetSunday
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: TX powers, with picture
Replies: 2
Views: 981

TX powers, with picture

Attached is a snapshot of the TX powers tab of a wireless interface, with 'default' selected.

Could someone explain what I'm looking at here?
TX.jpg
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager and System Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: User-Manager and System Time

by default to take time from router and when different timezone is necessary, then configure it with timezone option.
I'd vote for that.

And making their system password accessible to the logged-on user?
by SweetSunday
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager and System Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: User-Manager and System Time

For User Manager you need to use 'time-zone' for the customer, it doesn't work correctly without it.l Thanks sergejs, I know that now having found out the hard way. I'm just baffled as to why. Why does User-Manager assume a different time setting to the system it's running on? Surely RADIUS packets...
by SweetSunday
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Nstream for Dummies
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Nstream for Dummies

Good place to start.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSMA/CA http://www.erg.abdn.ac.uk/users/gorry/course/lan-pages/csma-cd.html Ethernet-In-The-Air... using NSTREME might not require this "CSMA" as a lot (most of) the processing "discussions" between the ends are handed off to the CPU.... short ve...
by SweetSunday
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem - solved?

Well, finger's crossed and inviting disaster, I might just have solved the problem. It hasn't occurred now for three days, according to the log. Not since I did two things:- 1. Switched on Nstream with polling, and 2. Switched from short to long preamble. Whether it is truly solved only time will te...
by SweetSunday
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Nstream for Dummies
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Nstream for Dummies

Thanks guys. More than good enough for me.

Now, where's that book on CSMA for Dummies?
by SweetSunday
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: a very minor bug, i think
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: a very minor bug, i think

does 'MiB' stands for 'Mega Byte(s)'? No. MiB stands for "MibiBytes" to differentiate them from Megabytes. MegaBytes are decimal (base-10), ie 1,000 KB, (1,000,000 bytes) but MibiBytes are the binary (base-2) equivalent, ie 1,024 KiB. (KiB = KibiByte = 1,024 bytes so 1 MiB = 1,048,576 bytes) Likewi...
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Nstream for Dummies
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Nstream for Dummies

MT documentation is rather coy about Nstream, so can someone tell me: 1. Can/would you use it in point-to-multipoint links and if so under what circumstances? 2. Is there any reason to use polling on a point-to-point link? 3. Is Nstream2 better than simply having a second wireless link with or witho...
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: M3P packing - any experience with this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Re: M3P packing - any experience with this?

Doesn't anybody know?
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager and System Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

User-Manager and System Time

I have a small, simple network. Subscribers pay a set fee per month for a data limit and a higher rate if they go over it. All I - and they - need is a way to check their monthly usage, and I need a way to reset the counters to zero at the beginning of each month without losing the history for previ...
by SweetSunday
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPPoE fundamentals
Replies: 0
Views: 885

PPPoE fundamentals

I've set up several PPPoE connections over ethernet from a subscriber's PC running Windows XP to a MT CPE which seemed to work, but one I tried to set up yesterday refused to work and I'm baffled as to what was happening. Can anyone put me right? I create a PPPoE server on the CPE's ethernet interfa...
by SweetSunday
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager. Silence is not golden.
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

User-Manager. Silence is not golden.

I have User-Manager working on an RB532 running OS 2-9.51, authenticating and accounting two RADIUS servers also running on 532s also with OS 2.9.x. I have been trying for several days to have backup accounting on two other machines, one a 532 and the other a x86 server, and have completely failed -...
by SweetSunday
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Interim-Update ..?!
Replies: 12
Views: 13037

Re: Interim-Update ..?!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, SweetSunday! I'll keep you posted on my progress. Hi krigevr, how's it going? My attempt to start everyone off afresh again on 1 June has already turned to incomprehensible custard - some subscribers have only two-days worth of sessions recorded against their name...
by SweetSunday
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

I'd be SO pissed of by this time - but that's just me... No, it's me too. I would also - RESET - EVERYTHING...!!!! Yeah, but it can go hours and hours and hours without missing a beat, which suggest either a hardware problem or something sporadic interfering. We went for a couple of years enduring ...
by SweetSunday
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Just had two two-minute+ outages in an hour. During the second I ran 'scan' twice on the station's interface and the AP was registering at -66dB. It would be really, really nice if a Miktrotik tech would tell me what 'failed to join recently' actually means, and why an AP that meets all the requirem...
by SweetSunday
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33172

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

you can use the wireless align mode with the beeper. Well I just tried /interface wireless align monitor on an RB133C running v3.9 and it immediately rammed the CPU usage to 100% and produced no results for over a minute. Closed the console and the CPU rate remained at 100% for several more minutes...
by SweetSunday
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to downgrade RouterOS
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Re: How to downgrade RouterOS

and WHY do you have to do that? you will have plenty of problems using an old version.
I can't speak for levis but I've just spend four hours downgrading a 112 from 3.10 to 2.9.51 because however many problems that version causes it does at least give me a working router again.
by SweetSunday
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Steak Tenderiser??????? Not really. And ---- err... watching cricket is waaaay better than watching paint dry..!!! Paint doesn't suddenly break the silence by yelling "Owzat" every couple of hours, and wake you up! Below is the log of a 12-second outage today - I've restricted the scan list just to...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Like I said... Change the LMR.... T You mean that black, snakey thing I had to take the steak-tenderiser to before it would bend enough to reach the antenna, and I had to super-glue to the radio thingy to stop it popping off? I think mine's an LLC-400. Is that the same thing? Well, OK I'll order an...
by SweetSunday
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33172

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

G'day Cmit.

If you have any left could you mail me a copy at:

tony@clovabay.net.nz

Vielen Dank.
by SweetSunday
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using B/G
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Using B/G

Thanks. Three follow-on questions; 1. Is it OK to change the card rates while it's running or should it be disabled first? 2. Having changed the rate (down to 12, disabling it first)) I noticed on the status tab that the Rx/CCQ seemed rock solid on 100% but the Tx/CCQ rate was jumping around 46 - 54...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 31, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using B/G
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Using B/G

You can go below 17... Yes, but *how*? Do I manually alter the number in the Tx Powers window? If so, what do I alter it to? What am I actually looking at in this window? In what way is it supposed to be useful, if it is? Is there a dB setting at which I could still get 5.5Mbps but not get 11Mbps a...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

If it’s still happening than it must come down to either a card, Pigtail, Cable, or Antenna Issue! Except that while it's happening the station appears to be picking up the AP's beacons as strongly as ever. But for some reason it's not associating it with the AP specified in the Connect list. I'm s...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using B/G
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Using B/G

You want to aim between -64 and -72 for signal. I think in this case less signal is just performing better than more if that makes and sense. Fine, but how do I turn the signal down? Is it just a case of deliberately misaligning the antenna or can it be done by twiddling a knob on the card - the 'T...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

I don’t think I had this problem until I started using Hide SSID and VAP! Well it's still happening even though I turned off encryption AND changed from short to long premable, there's no VAP and I haven't hidden the SSID. WHAT can be causing the station to report: 19:39:46 wireless,debug 00:80:48:...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using B/G
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Using B/G

I guess this is covered in Wireless Networking 101 but I didn't get to Wireless College so I beg you bear with me: I've a small network with one client just at the edge of the AP's transmission lobe and not a clear line of sight so his TX/RX readings have always been low (eg -85/-88) and his PPPoE l...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

cmon69, I did of course have two VAPs on this link, one for each VLAN. Took them off last night and now have a simple station to ap-bridge link over a wlan but the problem continues, with three minute outages. Had one this morning with station interface reporting 'searching for network'. Did a scan ...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 30, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Firmware upgrade failure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Firmware upgrade failure.

u are connecting from winbox by mac or ip? Tried it all. Winbox by IP says it's connecting, then I get the 'connection refused message' on port 8921. Winbox by MAC just timesout. I was able to MAC telnet into it this am but it was very sluggish. Will shortly be trying an ethernet connection and wil...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Combine 2 adsl lines
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: Combine 2 adsl lines

this is also call Load Balancing... I think other threads and my own enquiries in this direction have established that "load balancing" as applied in this situation is not what the submitter wants. I believe he wants to combine two DSL modems to deliver one connection at their combined speed - ie t...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Firmware upgrade failure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Firmware upgrade failure.

to load new bios/firmware u have to reboot.... I know you have to reboot for an OS upgrade but I'm sure that with firmware upgrades they've gone through previously without one. Tried it anyway. The router's come up again in that I can ping it and it appears in MNDP but if I try to connect to it wit...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Firmware upgrade failure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Firmware upgrade failure.

You forgot to power cycle your router. Oh. Right. So "firmware upgraded successfully" doesn't mean "firmware upgraded successfully". Still, I suppose Mikrotik would have to pay licence fees to Microsoft if they used the well-worn phrase, "You may have to restart your computer after the update."
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Firmware upgrade failure.
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Firmware upgrade failure.

Can anybody throw any light on the following? [admin@some router] > system routerboard print routerboard: yes model: "112" serial-number: "0EF001DADAA1" current-firmware: "1.13" upgrade-firmware: "2.12" [admin@some router] > system routerboard upgrade Do you really want to upgrade firmware? [y/n] y ...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can't access to web interface of Dude 3.0b7 on ROS 3.6
Replies: 8
Views: 11477

Re: Can't access to web interface of Dude 3.0b7 on ROS 3.6

Write '/dude' after the ip adress/hostname in browser
Doh!

Thanks sytex.

Lesson = "Always try the obvious first."
by SweetSunday
Thu May 29, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

It's all about balancing heat production against heat loss. Agreed. Unless you're going to fit vents and/or fans with all the resulting problems of dust, insects, internal condensation etc, there isn't much you can do about heat build-up inside the enclosure(*) but there are things you can do to he...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

If this heat is greater than the other components in the enclosure it will be the max heat at which thet TOTAL enclosure will operate. T Nice pics. If you're saying what I think you're saying then yes, on paper x cards will eventually heat up the interior of an enclosure to the same degree however ...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: M3P packing - any experience with this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

M3P packing - any experience with this?

A forum search for M3P (Mikrotik Packet Packing Protocol) brings up surprisingly few hits, and none that I saw really commented on its use, or otherwise. So is it widely used? Is it worth using? Who uses what levels of compression? How much processor use does it generate? Would you use it at CPE<>AP...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Can't access to web interface of Dude 3.0b7 on ROS 3.6
Replies: 8
Views: 11477

Re: Can't access to web interface of Dude 3.0b7 on ROS 3.6

I'm in much the same boat as ArtKZ. I have RouterOS v3.9 for x86 running on a PC (demo licence) on the same network as my 'work' PC. I can access RouterOS via Winbox and Dude with a Windows client (3.0beta8) on my 'work PC. But web access doesn't work. In Dude settings I've allowed remote and web ac...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Does all your MikroTik stuff have Routerboard package enabled in the packages list?
Yes. Both ends are 532s. The AP is running OS 2.9.49. Firmware is 2.11. The station is running OS 2.9.51, Firmware 2.12.
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Sorry, just re-read post, if you don’t have any V-AP's or V-Wlan's then I'm not sure what could be going on with your network. I just hope that my observations help. They probably don’t though! No VAPs, but two VLANs, viz: [admin@Mt-Kiwi] interface> vlan print Flags: X - disabled, R - running # NAM...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A basic proxy server caching question
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: A basic proxy server caching question

If only proxy was to be used, without caching, I wouldn't expect any speed improvement on bad links. The data is not stored I believe, only processed by the proxy. So if packages are being lost in your network they still have to be send again from the originating server. I actually even wonder if y...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A basic proxy server caching question
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: A basic proxy server caching question

Anybody?
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

" There seem to be a list that one can setup where you can say “connect to “A” and if you find another place “B” or “C” that has a stronger signal connected to the one that has the strongest signal. If one of them go’s down, scan again starting with “A” The station has only one entry on its connect...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 28, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OMG ..corrupted nand
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Re: OMG ..corrupted nand

addendum: this board doesn't do this all the time, it will boot properly perhaps 1 out of 10 times on applied power.
If the device is an RB333 you won't be the first with this problem.
by SweetSunday
Tue May 27, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

MT is not that stupid that they would put something together while it would definitely give major problems. Combination of XR+R52+XR works good and there are no heat or RF issues. We tested a RB333 with 3 XR radios, 2 XR5's and an XR2. With an infared thermometer, we measured the heat at 2m and aft...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 27, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3.10 is out
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

Re: 3.10 is out

I count 8 new features and 15 bug-fixes.

Think I'll stick with 2.9.51 for the moment.
by SweetSunday
Tue May 27, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

I'll have to give that a try! Did you change setting in AP from antenna A to B also? Do I detect a hint of tongue-in-cheek here? No, it's still happening - actually changing the card in the particular location is such a major operation that at present the problem doesn't justify it. Moreover if is ...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Usermanager transfer-limit
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Usermanager transfer-limit

Is there any way to add the transfer limit in anything but bytes?

I have made several mistakes by omitting a '0',
Or in my case adding an extra one, giving all the customers 1GB instead of 100MB!
by SweetSunday
Mon May 26, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

It's nice to get expert confirmation of something that seemed simple common sense. I might use the 433 with only two cards, especially where one is b/g and the other is a, but never with three - which means that in situations where I need three I now require two boards. Unlike the position with the ...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 26, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1000mW mpci
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: 1000mW mpci

Haven't seen them. Not sure I'd be enthusiastic about a manufacturer that sticks a paper label on a heat-sink as a matter of course.
by SweetSunday
Sun May 25, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is this possible with ROS
Replies: 22
Views: 3388

Re: Is this possible with ROS

Another option, set up a proxy,
I'm guessing too that a proxy would get around the TTL problem, as it initiates a new request.
by SweetSunday
Sun May 25, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is mikrotik DNS stable?
Replies: 22
Views: 2607

Re: Is mikrotik DNS stable?

Seems like a waste to me. Sam Rudy's approach appeals to me. Most subscribers tend to visit the same sites regularly and if the DNS request has to go no further than their CPE it's quick and easy on the network. However despite this I don't utilise the intervening routers for DNS as they're busy en...
by SweetSunday
Sun May 25, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Point-to-point or multipoint?
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: Point-to-point or multipoint?

If you have the tower space use two PTP's. You'll get better speeds and more resilience to noise.
I have the space but as the links are limited by the DSL's speed anyway (6.5MBps down and 750kBps up) how relevant is wireless speed?

In what way "more resilience to noise"?
by SweetSunday
Sun May 25, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13624

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

Bill - that's an interesting image. Could you; 1. Tell me where you got it? It looks like something out of Winbox but I can't find it's equivalent in any Winbox of mine. Is it related to a particular Board or RouterOS version? 2. Interpret it for the amateur/thicko class (eg. me). It seems counter-i...
by SweetSunday
Sun May 25, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Point-to-point or multipoint?
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: Point-to-point or multipoint?

G'day Tanker - I was careless in my terminology. W is (and E will be) access points for clients local to them but in station mode for the link to G, which is in ap-bridge. (W and E is/will be RB532s with two cards in, running 2.4GHz for the 'local' connections but 5.8GHz for the backhaul to G.) So I...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 24, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

As an RF engineer, why would you LOAD up a single router with more than 2 Radios to begin with. You can take the stance of power consumption, but we all know the real consumption is with the cards themselves and not in fact the routers. Real performance is realized when one, loads up as few cards a...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 24, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Point-to-point or multipoint?
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: Point-to-point or multipoint?

Thanks SurferTim My primary concern was whether either approach offered particular advantages or problems when it came to throughput, traffic control or administration. Fortunately the FCC have no jurisdiction here and I've never heard of a "3dB-for-1dB" antenna rule. Is that just something your bur...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 23, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Point-to-point or multipoint?
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Point-to-point or multipoint?

I'm going to be facing a scenario shortly where two APs are linked to a single gateway for Internet connectivity thus: .....W............E. .......\.........../.. .........\......./.... ...........\.../...... ............G........ The links WG and EG will be around 17km and the angle described by WG...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 23, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: more gateways?
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: more gateways?

by SweetSunday
Thu May 22, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

when the RB532 was the actual product, everyone was crying for RB230 and said that RB532 was bad and unreliable :D That's how product evolution works. *I* certainly wasn't crying for the 230. I thought the 532 was great. Of course *that* might be because I only came in when any problems with the 53...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 22, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot on 2 Interfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Hotspot on 2 Interfaces

I have exactly this configuration - a hotspot on ether 1 and a hotspot on WLAN 1 - but haven't bridged them, just set up two hotspots on the router each with its own profile. The ethernet hotspot and the wireless hotspot are very different functionally and I found it easier to treat them that way - ...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 22, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Faillure Rate Continues
Replies: 65
Views: 13624

Re: R52H Faillure Rate Continues

Sometimes a single card will prevent the routerboard from booting. As reported elsewhere on this forum I've just returned my first and last RB333 to my distributor because of booting problems. Interestingly it gave no trouble when I took it from the envelope, sat it on the testbench and connected t...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 22, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

Re: A hotspot logout button?

keepalive timeout for authorized clients. Used to detect, that the computer of the client is alive and reachable. when user is switched off computer [shutdown, sleep, etc.], data is not coming anymore, keepalive timeout forces client to logout. So if Windows is set to go into system stand-by after,...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 21, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

What if you want to put it into the cener of Death Valley? I'm saying that the cards don't cause much extra heat, and the Fans are there if you have too much heat combined from all factors. OK. No doubt it's better to have them and not need them than vice versa. But I'll bet you don't have a mains ...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 21, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

there are no heat or RF issues. If you are working in a hot environment, you can install fans inside the box, there are Fan headers on the board. If there are no heat issues, why are there fan headers? In any case installing fans inside the box is a great idea when you're sitting around a table som...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 21, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: connecting RB333 directly to battery
Replies: 25
Views: 3131

Re: connecting RB333 directly to battery

I can't quote pages of computations but I've been running a solar site now for 18-months. It's running two RB532s each with two cards, an SR5 and three x 100mw. We have two 80w panels set at 45% (we're latitude 41'S) and two 12v 125A/hr deep cycle wet-cell batteries with a Xantrex C35 solar controll...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 21, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: R.I.P. 532

3 cards work fine without issues, even XRs and other high power ones. Is this on a testbench in a nice air-conditioned workshop in a Latvian winter or in something like a nice white airtight DCE Die Cast Aluminum Enclosure from Pacific Wireless mounted on the sunny side of a pole in midsummer anywh...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 20, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. 532
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

R.I.P. 532

I've just had to return my first (and last) RB333 to my distributor as although the board powered up every time it failed to boot three times out of four, regardless of whether I was using PoE or jack - tho' in truth I was unhappy with the design which piled three radio cards on top of each other (C...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 19, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2038

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

Anyone tried 900MHz for links like this?
by SweetSunday
Sat May 17, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Card id allocation rules.
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Card id allocation rules.

I will shortly be installing my first RB333 with all three card slots occupied. Does anyone know/can anyone guess how RouterOS allocates wan1, wan2 and wan3 settings to the slots, ie. is wan1 the 'bottom' card or the 'top' one? I kinda' think it might be useful to know which card is connected to whi...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 17, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: connecting RB333 directly to battery
Replies: 25
Views: 3131

Re: connecting RB333 directly to battery

We run several RBs off 12v batteries and boost the voltage with one of those laptop power adapters that takes 12v from a car cigarette lighter and boosts it to a selectable voltage from 15 to 24v. The one we use can deliver 3.5A at 20v, 3.3A at 24v but there is a 'bigger' one that can deliver 6A at ...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 17, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anybody Can Tell Me Range of RoutOS With Pci Wireless Card..
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Anybody Can Tell Me Range of RoutOS With Pci Wireless Card..

The theoretical answer depends upon the power (and quality) of the wireless cards and what you set them to (are you willing to risk running them flat out?), local regulations as to what maximum power you can use (and whether you can ignore them), the strength of the antennas and the accuracy with wh...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPOE SETING!!?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: PPPOE SETING!!?

by SweetSunday
Thu May 15, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 17 km wireless link
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: 17 km wireless link

router OS 3.0rc10 ! yukk :o upgrade :) Why? Would it improve the link? This is my gateway router and if it goes down so does the entire network's Internet connection. And it's a 2.5hr, very expensive, drive each way for me to access it by ether or serial. So far my attempts to upgrade anything v3 h...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 15, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Documentation
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Missing Documentation

Documentation is under development. When it's done, we will publish it.
That's good news.
by SweetSunday
Wed May 14, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 17 km wireless link
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: 17 km wireless link

CCQ isn't great and a stronger antenna would probably help, but it suffices. That CCQ has been bothering me as I don't recall seeing it that low before and the last couple of times I checked it has been up around where I expected it - Tx/rx CCQ 80/75. The link runs NE-SW and the time the above read...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 14, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 17 km wireless link
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: 17 km wireless link

I have a backhaul link of exactly 17.19km using RB532s with sr5s and 22dB parabolic antennas at each end. An interface monitor report at the station end reads: status: connected-to-ess band: 5ghz frequency: 5200MHz tx-rate: 6Mbps rx-rate: 6Mbps ssid: "ccct" bssid: 00:15:XX:xx:xx:xx radio-name: "Jill...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 13, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Documentation
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: Missing Documentation

Mikrotik, please, please update your documentation Glen Here here! MT's documentation, or rather the lack of it, is a huge downside to an excellent product. The only 'documentation' relating to v3. seems to be the Wiki for which MT absolves itself of all responsibility: "Note that MikroTik is not r...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 12, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Interim-Update ..?!
Replies: 12
Views: 13037

Re: Interim-Update ..?!

I've also looked at using Radius Manager, but I'm enjoying the challenge of developing my entre system myself - Perhaps even sell it, or sell access to the package on my own hosting environment. Who knows. -Krige Cheque-book out and pen poised... I tried Radius Manager. Couldn't get on with it.
by SweetSunday
Sun May 11, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the RB1000 noisy?
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Is the RB1000 noisy?

Can anyone tell me if the RB1000 in its enclosure with both fans going is noisy? I'm looking for something like this for an office, where the kind of whistly-whine these things can make would become a nuisance after while, so something with a faster CPU that wouldn't be working so hard in an airier,...
by SweetSunday
Sun May 11, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3.9 THANK YOU
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: ROS v3.9 THANK YOU

Do immediate upgrade only if you are experiencing issues with that version of ROS, You could even ONLY upgrade if you are experiencing issues, or need a new feature. I've been upgrading faithfully since my first MT router but suspect I could still be running 2.9.27 on it without any problems and no...
by SweetSunday
Sun May 11, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

Re: A hotspot logout button?

Sweetsunday, keepalive timeout is checking, whether there are any data coming from that host. In fact when PC is turned on and user is logged on, user will not be logged out until [wire unplugged, computer switch off]. Hi Sergejs. Now you've confused me. I had thought that keepalive timeout logged ...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 10, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash

Thank you Sergejs.
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash

I guess you need to disable that script and ask author, how you can fix it. Do you think it's the script? As far as I can tell the script does its job when I run it as admin, in that it removes all the log entries relating to admin's users. But it doesn't remove ALL the log entries - those relating...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

Re: A hotspot logout button?

It is possible to set keepalive-timeout like 30 seconds, but user should turn off computer, whether time goes up. 30 seconds would be too short, people just catching up on their mail could be logged out. Maybe a device I can hide under the seat of the chair that triggers a logout when the user stan...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

Peace Like... yeah man. Actually Normis might have been wrong when he told me "if the names mean nothing to you, you won't need them". I've been looking at ways to set up a virtual sub-net just for VoIP routed to a trixbox, with m3p, no encryption and minimum delays, and it looks as though MPLS mig...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dial-up from MT router?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Dial-up from MT router?

Thanks Kevin.
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

Re: A hotspot logout button?

Hi, I think by default they lose 5 minutes if don't make manual logout They should reconnect to hotspot, but if you accept cokies login.. it will work fine for your need. Martín. Hi Martin. This hotspot is running on a PC in a common-room at a backpacker's lodge. Guests buy 30 minutes uptime valid ...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 09, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

Search is a great invention of the computer age. Yes it is. And wouldn't Googling 'multicast' be an informative exercise! And I did Google 'calea' and knew it didn't apply to me, but 'mpls' when associated with a package for a mipsle processor sounds like it might be important. My point, though, No...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

I wouldn't let anyone except an administrator touch your routers ... it's a security risk after all In this we agree totally, Normis. Problem is, I AM the system administrator. We had an experienced administrator help us set up our network and he recommended Mikrotik because he said it was the best...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash

However although I deleted the 43MB log-txt file, userman still shows there are 167,151 log entries for the event And the log.txt file was back again this morning, like a fat and unwelcome visitor hogging all the bar. I removed a few thousand log entries manually a page at a time but to get rid of ...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unpowered wireless relay
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Unpowered wireless relay

I established some QSO's at 2m at distance of more than 200 km using one of the forest covered hill as passive reflector. I had about 10 watts TX and small yagi.
That sounds very impressive. 200km?
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

We've had 5" of rain in the last week which has made it impossible for me to get up the mountain to the AP and change the card, and it's still happening. During a 2-minute outage this morning while the station was "searching for network" I ran a scan from it and the AP was coming in as clear as a be...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

Re: A hotspot logout button?

Hi, the user can leave the hotspot in http://HOTSPOT_IP/logout Yes, but the user has to know that. And you know how dumb some people are, especially if they're paying for a service. I've added a note to the vouchers issued that says: "When you've finished and want to logout click 'favourites' and h...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 08, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

.... probably more - I'd suggest that even if 'hundreds of thousands' of routers have been successfully upgraded this was done by a few professional, full-time network administrators - tho' I'd put my money on most of the hundreds of thousands of Mikrotik routers out there still running an upgraded...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 07, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash

OK, the fault here seems to have been a silly one of mine but as I've learned a lesson from it and it's the kind of thing that could happen to anyone I'll report it here on a 'here be dragons' basis. About a month ago an RB532 crashed because log and session reporting in a hotspot/User-manager set-u...
by SweetSunday
Wed May 07, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

well it does work in my firefox, and all the others around here ... You're absolutely right, it does work. It only works if you click on the ' content ' part of it and there's no underlining as there is on the other clickable links nor change of cursor style to indicate that it is a clickable link ...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 06, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

if the names mean nothing to you, you won't need them Likely, but then again if I knew what they were maybe I'd think, 'Hey, that's just what I need.' Any reason for the secrecy? click on "content" next to the all-packages download link, and it will show you what's inside. I did actually say that c...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 06, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

RB532A + hotspot + User-manager = crash

Just over a month ago I had a problem with an RB532A as a CPE which was running User-Manager and hotspot for the user. It had become almost totally unresponsive but before it crashed altogether I saw that it had tens of thousands of log and session entries despite having been up for only five weeks,...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 05, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 34353

A hotspot logout button?

I've only one working hotspot, on a 'public' PC connected by ethernet to a RB532 running User-Manager for use by guests at a backpacker's lodge. The guests purchase a ticket entitling them to 30 minutes 'up-time' on the machine within a week of purchase - if they can get onto it. Hotspot and User-Ma...
by SweetSunday
Mon May 05, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A basic proxy server caching question
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: A basic proxy server caching question

Coupling another couple of basic questions to the one above: 2. If you're running a proxy web-server without caching, does the server download the entire web-page before 'retransmitting' it to the requesting client or does it start passing it on as soon as it starts receiving it? 3. If no caching is...
by SweetSunday
Sun May 04, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

Okaaaay. More clarification please? Have just downloaded my first v3.7 all-packages for the RB100 series - mipsle apparently. I won't ask why -ns- on the v2-9 packages is now -mpsle- as I don't want to know, but can anyone tell me: 1. what the mpls.npk package does. Is it essential? 2. what does the...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 03, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A basic proxy server caching question
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

A basic proxy server caching question

As some of the 'last mile' CCQ's on our networks are around the 70% mark or under I presume it's the case that a lot of packets are being lost or corrupted just at the end of their journey across the Internet and having to be resent, some of which are in their turn being lost or corrupted &tc. So a ...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 03, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-manager - the nightmare continues.
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: User-manager - the nightmare continues.

Thanks jordantrx. Thanks krigevr. The automated billing scripts did work on my testbench, an i386 running v3.4, but not out in the field on a 532 running 2.9.46 and I'm loath both to upgrade the 532 to v3 yet, or start experimenting on what is one of my main backbone routers. I've just shifted User-...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 03, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - mistifying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: User-Manager - mistifying?

G'day krigevr.

Sorry I didn't respond to your Jan 3rd post, but after wrestling with User-Manager for a while had to go contemplate my navel on a mountaintop for a while to restore my sense of proportion.
by SweetSunday
Sat May 03, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

Why are you downloading 23mb files? Dunno. It was off the top of my head that the most recent download I did was 23MB, but on checking see that was Mikrotik-3.4.iso which came in at 24.5MB. I agree that all_packages-mipsle-3.7.zip is a mere 16.3MB. And even with the wonders of ADSL brought to me by...
by SweetSunday
Sat May 03, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

the second post in this thread says that there are many boards which use the same packages. I think we've established that. What I'm still trying to get across to you is that YOUR system of downloads requires ME to either download exactly the same >23MB file twice - once for my RB100s and once for ...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

It's very intermittent, lasts only a couple of seconds and in between the signal is as good as you could want. The attached file is a screen-shot pasted to Word with the log of an outage tonight and an interface monitor of only a minute or so later - RX/TX -63/-65, signal to noise 36dB, tx/rx ccq 10...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-manager - the nightmare continues.
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: User-manager - the nightmare continues.

No. Excuse me while I kick the dog, but it doesn't work. Removing a session - removing it PERMANENTLY, as you are warned - doesn't remove it from the user's tally. Although all the user's sessions in the May User-Manager now begin neatly in May as I've removed the ones going back into April and reco...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 1:1 mapping
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: 1:1 mapping

In the 'Port forrward' thread below someone suggested using net-mapping for port forwarding which I thought made sense but couldn't get it to work, ie. ip firewall nat add chain=dstnat action=netmap protocol=tcp dst-port=5555 dst-address=[your client address here] to-ports=5555 Anyone care to pick u...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

if the package is the same for like 10 products, what will it be like? routerboard-3.7-rb112-rb133-rb150-rb153-rb500.npk ? routerboard-3.7-rb1xx/5xx.npk ? As for when you have a lot more products, what are YOU going to do when you have mipsl processors in you RB1200 range and your RB800 range? noth...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-manager - the nightmare continues.
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: User-manager - the nightmare continues.

whats wrong on your end>? -Jordan We've a subscriber who runs a back-packers and another who runs a few holiday cottages. I've set up hotspot and User-Manager for them and it works really well. But they along with all our other subscribers pay for an always-on Internet connection with a monthly dat...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

and what do you suggest, that we put all the router model names in the filename? and how will it work when we have lots more new products? Well, yes. I suppose I am suggesting that. After all, what's the difference between: routerboard-3.7-mipsle.npk and routerboard-3.7-RB500.npk apart from the fac...
by SweetSunday
Fri May 02, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-manager - the nightmare continues.
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

User-manager - the nightmare continues.

Withdrawn for shortening.
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

the ref manual3.0 does not mention all options of the ros while earlier versions can be found that do. But it doesn't mean therefore these functions are not there any more in the ros3.x! Rudy I didn't even know there was a ref 3 manual until I read this. I'm on the MT mailing list and receive the n...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dial-up from MT router?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Dial-up from MT router?

Anyone?

I've a vague idea that it is possible via ISDN provided, a) that I can find an ISDN modem for which RouterOS has the driver and b) my local exchange is ISDN capable. I'll check on the second and come back if there's any point pursuing the first.
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

The router can't load packages from another routerboard version. That's good to know. I did wonder if it was the case but as the only way to find out is to deliberately upload the wrong set of packages to a board and reboot it I thought it might be better to remain in ignorance. The Mikrotik docume...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Still happening every now and then.
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router os v3
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Router os v3

i need sys log file to save the log by web not by winbox sys log file is a program ?? if it was a program how can i get it or download to save the log? i need ur replay ASAP.. regards kareem soliman You can download the Mikrotik System Log Daemon from: http://www.mikrotik.com/download/MT_Syslog.exe...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: End-to-end encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: End-to-end encryption

I don't believe so. You should be able to combine all of your user's traffic over the one tunnel. Could you explain how, as this is out of my league? I have, say, five subscribers each with their own PPPoE link by wireless to the same wlan interface on an AP. So their addresses are issued dynamical...
by SweetSunday
Thu May 01, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

Normunds, But there's a simple solution for that: Make folders on your hard disk name something like "RB100_500" and put the files for that architecture in there. Another folder "RB200_x86" for the x86 type files, ... Thank you cmit. I was beginning to think I was the only one who couldn't see the ...
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

you have that for v3 (i already said that). I've only downloaded one v3 set. I selected RB100 series on the download page. It gave me a set of packages called all_packages-mipsle-3.7.zip. I used it to upgrade an RB133C and it went to pieces - as I've reported in another thread. I had to spend a cou...
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133c upgraded and crashed.
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

Re: RB133c upgraded and crashed.

OK, using the few seconds or so between logging on to the beast and it crashing on me I managed to get rid of some of the 3.7 packages and eventually it stabilised, with just system, routerboard and security left on. Interestingly the file list was still telling me that I had 4294.9GB of 4294.9GB fr...
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: End-to-end encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: End-to-end encryption

Yes, I believe it is doing what you suspect. I'm not sure how it couldn't be doing it that way. A good alternative would be to create an EoIP tunnel between to 2 end routers, that way it's encrypted along the whole path and only decrypted at the ends. But that means setting up a unique tunnel for e...
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

PLUS you use the System Selector to get the correct ones. Yes you do. It's almost idiot proof so there's a sporting chance even I might be able to get that part of it right. But once I've installed my first RB600 in the network I'm going to be downloading updates for the RB100/500, the RB600 and th...
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: problems
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: problems

i have an account and an mac address from my isp. bye It is not likely that your ISP will have given you a mac address. A mac address is a unique and fixed identifier of certain equipment inside the wireless equipment you bought or were given and which is necessary for the proper working of the sys...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

RB600 and 1000 doesn't even support 2.9. You are supposed to download current version, not the old one. Use v3 Normis, YOU might know that for some arcane reason 'ns' is the code for the processor in the 100/500 series for v2, and 'mipsl' is the code for v3, and 'ccp' appears to be some sort of cod...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133c upgraded and crashed.
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

Re: RB133c upgraded and crashed.

OK, I got into it via Winbox and took all configuration off apart from the ethernet. I'm running the resources page only and it tells me I have Free memory=3852.1KiB from 13.5MiB total, Free HDD of 23.3MiB from a total of 61.4MiB and I'm watching the CPU flick from 100% for 1 second to around 3% for...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

look at the package names. they correspond to the CPU type.
Normis I've just downloaded "all_packages-ns-2.9.51.zip". Unzipped it contains packages like "ntp-2.9.51-ns.npk"

What in that tells me if it's for an RB100 or an RB600?
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unpowered wireless relay
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Unpowered wireless relay

Passive reflector works. You will get lower looses if one link is much shorter than the other. Which is my case. A--B would be around 5,900m but B--C only 800. However the passive reflectors used by Valmont are, as jwcn observed, like big mirrors - very big mirrors! Moreover they have to be very pr...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133c upgraded and crashed.
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

RB133c upgraded and crashed.

I'd a 133C with OS 2.9.46 which had worked perfectly for a couple of months since new, but upgrading it to 2.9.51 seemed to cause it problems as it became very sluggish when responding to Winbox or even PUTTY and the processor seemed stuck at 99% for a long time. So I tried an upgrade to OS 3.7 and ...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly VLAN question
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Silly VLAN question

Im no expert Me neither, despite the fact I've wrestling with RouterOS for over 18 months! Hope this might help! Yes, it worked. That was how I thought it worked, so I don't know why it hasn't been this past 18 months! I used to get some sort of error message about not being able to do IP matching,...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Re: Silly RouterOS download question

To not confuse people, we don't make them learn processor revisions - just choose the product name. Thanks for that. So when I add a RB600 to the network and download the update for the RB600 there will be a way of distinguishing it from the updates for the RB100/500? Ps, love the "To not confuse p...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly RouterOS download question
Replies: 40
Views: 4744

Silly RouterOS download question

When you go to the Mikrotik software download page you seem to be asked to select a particular router series for the download. Does this actually matter? ie. whether you select RB100 series or RB500 series you seem to get the same files, so as I have both RB100s and RB500s it's easier to just downlo...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Silly VLAN question
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Silly VLAN question

When creating VLANs on the same interface is it necessary that they have IP addresses from different networks? Ones I've created with addresses from the same network - ie VLAN1 192.168.0.10/24, VLAN2 192.168.0.20/24 seem to work quite happily and it makes routing a lot easier. However it seems to ru...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: End-to-end encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 964

End-to-end encryption

Between my CPE and the Internet gateway I have three wireless hops via three MT routers. These three routers plus the CPE (a RB133C) all the have the same security profile, WPA2-PSK with aes-ccm, and key. Is it the case that the two intermediate routers decrypt each packet as it arrives, routes it a...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?

Hi Again ; if you see that this article gave you what you are looking for and that no need for more replies please write to forum to lock this article . with best regards . I would like confirmation of what it seems I've learned from this thread, which is - 1) if you put a security profile on a WLA...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

Frequency change didn't help. Log of a 12s outage last night pasted below. I'm puzzled by the comment "no network that satisfies connect-list, by default do not connect". Yes, default authentication is turned off but the AP is correctly listed in the station's connect-list. The AP appears on all the...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router os v3
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Router os v3

Thanks Normis. Looks like I'll have to embark on a conquest of Dude when I've a free couple of months.
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?

Hi ;
I think i told you to create more than security profile to use them with VAP .
with best regards.
:)
Thank you Ahmed, you did.
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router os v3
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Router os v3

you can't download the log file from the router directly, you have to set it to save log to "remote IP" and there run a Syslog Program that will get your file. Questions: MT Syslog Daemon is a Windows application. I only have my Windows XP desktop running in 'office hours' but run an i386 with Rout...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rebooting problem with RB532 APs
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Rebooting problem with RB532 APs

I've a number of 532As in similar situations and had no problems like this. The longest has been running for 148 days solid. Are you using PoE to them or the power jack? I'm using 12v up to a couple via the power jack and did have a problem in the early days with (I think) the plugs not being solid ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dial-up from MT router?
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Dial-up from MT router?

Not being an expert can I check that I understand this? We've a MT Router connected to an ADSL modem as our Internet gateway. The telephone line we're using has of course the capacity to carry simultaneous voice calls and, I'm guessing, standard 56k dial-up modem traffic. If we connected the serial ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port Forrward
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: Port Forrward

What I was missing was action=netmap. Thanks bdr. Mind you it would have been helpful had the Mikrotik manual explained it properly. No, I still can't get it to work - or understand it properly. Here's the scenario. On the roof an RB133c as CPE/station. wlan is 10.0.10.10/24 src-nat=masq. ether1 is...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

I'll give it a try and let you know. Thanks.
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: "joint timout" problem

No good. Upgraded both ends of the link to 2.9.51 last night but saw this again this morning: 11:29:15 wireless,info 00:80:48:3D:5A:60@wlan1: lost connection, no beacons 11:29:17 wireless,info 00:80:48:3D:5A:60@wlan1 established connection on 2452, SSID Clova 11:30:26 wireless,info 00:80:48:3D:5A:60...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port Forrward
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: Port Forrward

I'm baffled by MT's approach to port forwarding, too. My DSL modem enables me to forward a specific port to any internal IP address, so that I can set something like 'PublicIP:1234' to point to any internalIP:port I want eg 192.168.10.10:23 giving me telnet access from the Internet to any Internal ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?

Thanks Michal. That works.
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can Router OS Aggregate ADSL links for load balancing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Can Router OS Aggregate ADSL links for load balancing?

hi,

i suspect if you use PPPOE on each line and let the RB do the client end then apply load balancing via the usual ways at the router.

cheers
Hi Kijomabb,

Can you enlarge on this? PPPoE is used on each DSL line (I assume) but this (the client end) is handled by the DSL modem.
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

"joint timout" problem

Help with any pointers towards the trouble underlying the following wireless debug log would be appreciated. The router is an RB532A running RouterOS 2.9.46. The WLAN card is an Atheros AR5212 In sation mode. It is a point-to-point backbone link with the AP identified in the connect list and this cl...
by SweetSunday
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unpowered wireless relay
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Unpowered wireless relay

Thanks. Yes, it was 'passive repeater' referred to by the WISP rep when he was telling me why I'd have to cough up $25,000 for a solar-powered relay if we wanted a wireless connection! We ended up building our own solar-powered site for under $7,000 - and in fact ended up as our own WISP - but if I ...
by SweetSunday
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unpowered wireless relay
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Unpowered wireless relay

I think this has a technical name but I don't know what it is so can't search, sorry. I'm told it is sometimes possible to get around or over an obstruction to a wireless line-of-sight by simply coupling two antennas back to back to 'bend' the signal around it. I'm sure it isn't ideal, but as provid...
by SweetSunday
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: moving usermanager from Rb532 to RB600, help, lots of help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: moving usermanager from Rb532 to RB600, help, lots of help!

I have a rb532 with user manager on it over the last few months it has begun to show signs of not being able to handle the traffic What 'signs' is it showing? I've just had a 532 stop responding with zero space left on the HDD. It had been running a hotspot on a public PC in a backpackers for about...
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Port forwarding to User-Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 6256

Re: Port forwarding to User-Manager

User-Manager is using standard RADIUS ports, 1812 for authentication and 1813 for accounting. However you need to consider about choosing public routable IP address for User-Manager[RADIUS] router. Yes, but it's not the standard RADIUS ports I want to forward. It's the port User-Manager listens to....
by SweetSunday
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Clear counters from WEB?
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Clear counters from WEB?

Agreed. I and several others have been banging away at MT for a while on this - we have permanent users who purchase a monthly datacap, so we only need; 1. a way to reset user's counters to zero at the beginning of each month without losing their month-by-month history. This requires a way of closin...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UM & hotspot works, but no management
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: UM & hotspot works, but no management

Great ideas are nice but if you have to spend a ton of time to maybe get them to work they are worse than nothing - thats when its time to look for other solutions. Yeah, you shouldn't have to. But until Mikrotik gets its act together and finds the time, money and personnel to provide extensive, co...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port Forrward
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: Port Forrward

I'm baffled by MT's approach to port forwarding, too. My DSL modem enables me to forward a specific port to any internal IP address, so that I can set something like 'PublicIP:1234' to point to any internalIP:port I want eg 192.168.10.10:23 giving me telnet access from the Internet to any Internal M...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is this possible with ROS
Replies: 22
Views: 3388

Re: Is this possible with ROS

No you should care like us , if everyone in your area took one connection and split it to 3 or more pc's then you will lose , but if each house or office take from you connections refer to the number of pc's they have you will gain more and increase your profits. :o While this is true, is it justif...
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager upload limit from client not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: User Manager upload limit from client not working

HOWEVER in the MonthEnd script the parser won't accept the script after the line: :global found and it paints the 'found' in a darker green. Commenting out this line clears the rest of the script, but of course the global value is required and the whole exercise is dependent on it. I can't find any...
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager upload limit from client not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: User Manager upload limit from client not working

Hey Krige. Great scripting - just what I need. But can't get it to work. Running RouterOS v3.0rc6 + Usermanager. Located the following errors in your Wiki scripts, but don't have Wiki access to note them there: Billing Script: line under 'uncapped services should read :if ([$poolname] = "usagebased"...
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: PPPOE, Interim Updates, Usermanager
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

Re: PPPOE, Interim Updates, Usermanager

I'm no expert but could you not simply route all 172.16.160.0/24 traffic over the 172 wireless interface and then 0.0.0.0/0 over the PPPoE interface? I have a similar-sounding system whereby all the wlans are on a 10.0.0.0/16 network and all intranet traffic uses a 10.0.x.x address, but all user's C...
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UM & hotspot works, but no management
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: UM & hotspot works, but no management

Sounds weird to me. Don't know if there's something odd in 3.7 but previously you couldn't create any users in UM until you had created a Customer, who isn't a user and is your webpage login id. Try using Winbox to create a new Customer, and then use the Customer id and password to access the userma...
by SweetSunday
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager and NTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: User-Manager and NTP

OK. Thanks. Obvious, really. It's not obvious to me why a User-Manager customer should want to set a different time zone to the local one, and I don't even want to start wondering what would happen if a customer set a different time zone to his subscriber, or two customers with access to the same da...
by SweetSunday
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?

Thank you Ahmed. No, it's a standardised security profile across the network. It works on every other link. The only difference in this case is the dual AP - one encrypted and one not. So it would seem that you can't have one VAP running encryption and one not, or presumably you can't have two diffe...
by SweetSunday
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager and NTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

User-Manager and NTP

The MT Router User-Manager is running on, the client router and the user's CPE are all set to local time (presently GMT+13) by NTP but User-Manager's session times all seem to be GMT. Given that I need to close off the month's records at midnight tonight in order to avoid March's sessions running ov...
by SweetSunday
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Encryption on one VAP but not the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Encryption on one VAP but not the other?

I have one WLAN running an AP and a VAP - one as a hotspot and one for permanent connections. Clearly I can't have encryption on the Hotspot but want encryption for the permanent customers to prevent their being snooped. However it seems that I can't have both - any attempt to connect to the permane...
by SweetSunday
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Port forwarding to User-Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 6256

Port forwarding to User-Manager

I'm running User-Manager on a router on an intranet. How (if possible) do I set up port-forwarding to the U-M router's customer web-page (/router-IP/userman) through the gateway (an RB532) from OUTSIDE the network? dst-natting to /router-IP:80 just brings up the Mikrotik web-box login? I know I coul...
by SweetSunday
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connecting simultaneously to two APs
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Connecting simultaneously to two APs

It's the way wireless works.
OK. Thanks. I'll have to work on the WDS approach.
by SweetSunday
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connecting simultaneously to two APs
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Connecting simultaneously to two APs

Makes sense. Can't be done.
Ah well. The quick and easy usually can't.

Anyone care to tell me why? Is it a matter of frequency synchronicity?
by SweetSunday
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connecting simultaneously to two APs
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Connecting simultaneously to two APs

Sorry if this is obvious to the expert, or has been answered before. I've a station able to connect to either of two APs if I change its configuration appropriately. Question. If I re-configured the APs to have the same SSDs, frequency and security profiles but different networks could I use WLANs o...
by SweetSunday
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Cross log-ins
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Cross log-ins

In partial answer to my question it seems you can partially prevent cross-hotspot log-ins by making sure the user is issued an IP address for one or the other hotspot. A PublicPC voucher user can still log-on to the wireless hotspot if his laptop connects to it but it's given the 'wrong' IP address ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Cross log-ins
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Cross log-ins

Successfully set up and left running my first Mikrotik Hotspots a couple of days ago, but the owner has just telephoned me with a minor but puzzling problem. I can't access his system to check the settings and won't be able to get back to his place for a couple of days. I think I know what might be ...
by SweetSunday
Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - mistifying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

User-Manager - mistifying?

I'm baffled by the user-manager user page. Our subscribers are always on-line - if they want to be - and pay for a monthly data cap. All they - and I - want to know is how their usage from time to time relates to that cap. This is the summary from a user's page:- Prepaid Time: unlimited Total price:...
by SweetSunday
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB532 to DSL - down to a crawl
Replies: 0
Views: 416

RB532 to DSL - down to a crawl

I have a RB532 acting as an AP to a remote network connected by ethernet to a Nokia M1122 DSL modem as an Internet gateway. A local PC is also connected to the same (4 x ethernet port) modem. The modem reports a DSL sync rate of 5920 kbps down and 835 kbps up, which should give us at least 4 Mbps do...
by SweetSunday
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

G'day Krigevr. Have now come back to this after a short hiatus - rampaging cows not involved! I've loaded three of your four scripts onto RouterOS 3.0rc6 on an i386 - oversight, monthend and usagewarnings, but the last two are marked as invalid for reasons that escape me. In 'monthend' the script-pa...
by SweetSunday
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager - incomprehensible
Replies: 0
Views: 1182

User Manager - incomprehensible

As RouterOS 2.4.42 lost all my User-Manager records when I did a backup - restore on the router I had to start again, and promised myself I'd try to make sense of it this time. I have User-Manager running on an i386 machine. The RouterOS version is 3.0rc6. This is what User-Manager reports on 'my' p...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Just one more thing - What is written in the Address field of the Routers entryin /tool/user-manager/routers? And how is /radius/incoming set up? This is from the 'gateway' machine running User-manager: [admin@Saddle-Low] tool user-manager router> print Flags: X - disabled 0 subscriber=admin name="...
by SweetSunday
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Well, have you explored using IP/Router users instead of PPPoE users? No. Our network was set up by an expert in a flying visit which was all we could afford. I've spend most of the last year trying to work out what he did and why. However as it works I'm reluctant to interfere too deeply as gettin...
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

The Keepalive Timeout is only a delay that you set for ping timeouts before connection gets terminated. If server pings client, client doesn't respond, server will keep pinging it as usual, but if the client doesn't respond within 10 seconds of last ping, the connection is terminated, along with it...
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Client and Server on one RB
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Client and Server on one RB

Thanks Krigevr. Given our situation a remote server is a luxury we don't need. Presently we've two access concentrators both using our mountaintop gateway (all 532s) as the RADIUS/User-Manager server but getting the two APs to do their own AAA for their own networks would reduce the load on the gate...
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

OK. The above script only works IF users are limited to only one connection (tick) AND they all have an active session (!tick). If any user has been de-activated by an idle-timeout and has not activated a new one ( a possible scenario at 2.00 am) the script tries to close a session that isn't open a...
by SweetSunday
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Here she is! Hmmm. I'm sure you're right, but it uses commands Mikrotik don't bother to declare in the manual so I'm afraid I can't follow it. [EDIT: It doesn't. My apologies, MT.] And as I don't have a pppoe server on my test-bench I can't see it in action anyway. I think I've got there using a di...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

I've been experimenting with the month-end re-set part of the script, and at the moment I'm baffled. Running what I have in the script appears to simply re-set the up-time, upload and download fields to nil but the session remains active. As the client is presumably unaware of the 'reset-counters' r...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Auto-email usage reports to time-unlimited users
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Auto-email usage reports to time-unlimited users

A generalised grizzle about a perceived shortcoming in User-Manager has developed into a fully-fledged scripting session to overcome the problem. Probably the thread now properly belongs on this forum now but it will have to stay where it is. Anyone interested is cordially invited to join us at: htt...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

G’day krigevr. Hope the consequences of the rugby haven’t been too hard on the brain-cells. Your previous post crossed with mine but I’ve plundered your ideas shamelessly and come up with a script that (fingers crossed!) works for me. Our set-up is a lot less complex than yours. Our Trust buys a sin...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Does that help a little? -K Hugely, thank you, but I would query some of what you say. Having played with FreeRadius on a PC with a little utility called NTRadPing running under Windows on another acting as a fake Radius client I have built some idea of how RADIUS works, and NTRadPing works with Ro...
by SweetSunday
Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Warning - terminal crash in 3.0
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Warning - terminal crash in 3.0

Just as a warning, I have twice today crashed the terminal and lost work on some long scripts by attempting to edit a line that extended beyond the edge of the terminal window - and had to reboot the router with the CPU stuck at 100% before I could get the terminal back. So the moral is - keep your ...
by SweetSunday
Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

However I am quite a perfectionist. I need my mails and Accounts notifications be done and dusted by the time the new month strikes. But that's just me. I can live with that cheat, but I'm perfectionist enough to be offended by the lower-case initial letter of the month returned by $date. I think i...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Client and Server on one RB
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Client and Server on one RB

Is is possible to have User-Manager functioning as a PPP radius client and server on the same box, ie access requests being authenticated and accounting being maintained on the same MT router? All the MT documentation (as far as I can see) refers to AAA against a remote server. If it can be done, an...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr. I solved the problem of my little "Not the First" script - eventually. The :if statement needed to be in parenthesis, the do/else statements in curly brackets. This works: :local day :set day [:pick [/system clock get date] 4 6] :put $day :if ($day=01) do={:put "The First"} else={:put "N...
by SweetSunday
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

routers are not for computer beginners. you should remember that users of routers are educated computer network administrators. No. This is MT deciding unilaterally that 'their' routers are only for educated network administrators, and they're gonna keep it that way. IBM and the Unix crew chose to ...
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

supout.rif sent to support this morning.

The routing package is installed - in fact to try to solve the problem I installed all the packages, except the legacy ones.

Another small oddity - Winbox displays two buttons for 'Bridge', one above and one below 'PPP'. Both of them work.
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Not sure why you can't set up a default gateway on the 532 running rc6... I just did mine in the /setup. No, it's fine on the 532. It just refuses to accept any gateway at all under /ip route on the i386 with 3.0rc 5/6 ('cept that it's an i586 - an AMD-K6 -2 - but I didn't have this problem running...
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr. Well, the following script based on yours works beautifully from 3.0rc6 on an RB532. I get emails from the router back back from our mail server in Auckland with the required information just as I wanted. :local disabled :local clientname :local cap :local bytesin :local Mbytesin :local ...
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

Not quite fair IMHO - 3.0RC is not yet in "release" status: one has to accept that status - caveat emptor - and just like previously with 2.9, there was no real online documentation until release version was out. Quite right: MT should put the effort into making the code stable, rather than writing...
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?


Would you like me to submit the supout file?
Well?
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

i just wanted to point out, that MT is not substituting manual with MUM - these are completely different things. While in manual you can read how to use on or another feature in MUM you can actually see how people are using those features together in a real environment, what challenges they have ov...
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Division and remainder
Replies: 6
Views: 3874

Re: Division and remainder

I've a similar problem - In a script I'm setting a user's data usage pulled from User-Manager and would like to divide it by his monthly data cap in an automated email saying something like "You have used [[$usage / $datacap]*100] % of your monthly allowance to date." But all I can get is an integer...
by SweetSunday
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Traffic Counting possible bug
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Traffic Counting possible bug

OK, I think I understand what's going on - in my case, anyway. Rather than the radius client wiping the slate after each Interim-Update and sending only incremental accounting to U-M on the server leaving the server to keep the cumulative total for the session - which is what I was expecting - the r...
by SweetSunday
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

What do you think about Bali. Isn't it easy for Australians and Kiwis to get there? Depends who's paying for the trip. If, as may be, you lived in the States and your wife came home one day with a brand-new Fisher & Paykel washing-machine with a control panel like something out of a USAF fighter co...
by SweetSunday
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

If Australia isn't big/important enough for Mikrotik to grace it with its presence what chance do we Kiwis have? Not that I'd go even if they held a MUM in Auckland - awful place! And how many Kiwi's can afford to visit Queenstown these days? Personally I'd settle for good, up-to-date documentation ...
by SweetSunday
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Traffic Counting possible bug
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Traffic Counting possible bug

I too am harbouring deep suspicions that User-Manager simply isn't up to the task of handling real situations with real customers being asked to pay real money for services rendered. In an attempt to get to the bottom of the almost completely undocumented accounting features of User-Manager I've bee...
by SweetSunday
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

the only bar with demo license is 24 hour uptime limit, so, this is not a bar. but i cannot recreate problem, i can set up default gateway with no prolbems /ip route add gateway=<gw address> tested using rc6 on x86 RB500 and RB300 This is what I get, on a headless Presario 1200-XL103 with an AMD - ...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

Tried using > setup instead, having noticed it for the first time while browsing idly through the various menus to see what is actually there in v3. .... x - exit menu your choice [press Enter to setup default gateway]: g gateway: 10.3.2.1 #Adding default route /ip route add dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 ga...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

Is that deliberate, ie do I have to download the full 3.0rc6 i386 iso? Well I did it anyway and the bug or bar is still there. I cannot set any gateways in 3.0rc6 i386 running on an AMD-K6, viz:- [admin@MikroTik] /ip route> print Flags: X - disabled, A - active, D - dynamic, C - connect, S - static...
by SweetSunday
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Is that a bug, perhaps in that particular release for that particular board or system type? Dunno. I raised it in the Beta forum and it seems someone else had the problem with 3.rc5 on i386 but says it's fixed with 3.0rc6. The crappy thing about 2.9.46 not being able to :put stuff, is that I can't ...
by SweetSunday
Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

I have been to both of the USA MUM's, and I never got the feeling they were trying to plunder my pockets, rather the opposite... I felt they were trying to offer a truly benificial event, and treated us as if they honestly valued our business as customers. I felt the event was put together as a tha...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

I can't get the :put hello script to work on a RB532 running 2.9.46!

I've had to give up with 3.0rc5 release on a i386 because although the :put script ran OK it refused to accept any input of any kind under /ip route which meant I couldn't set up a gateway!

Dang!
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

Even more interestingly I've just installed the demo version I had of 2.9.35 for i386 on the same machine and found that /ip route set up the network gateway as soon as I allocated the ip address to ether1, so adding the gateway for 0.0.0.0/0 was easy. In this regard 3.0rc5 seems retrograde. Unless,...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

R3.0rc5 - ip gateway, bug or bar?

Just loaded the demo i386 version of r3.0rc5. Everything seems OK, allocated IP address to ether1 and can Winbox to it, but any attempt to create a 0.0.0.0/0 gateway in Winbox ip route fails while using /ip route in terminal just times out. An attempt to use /ip route add gateway=ether1 triggered a ...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi. OK, I loaded RouterOS 3.0rc5 onto an i386 machine and the hello/bye script runs OK. But it won't work for me on a 532 running 2.9.46, or 2.9.40. I can't test it on my own CPE, a 112 with 2.9.46, as the 'new terminal' from Winbox won't fire up - reckons the console has crashed or the system is co...
by SweetSunday
Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Doesn't do it for me. Viz:- MikroTik RouterOS 2.9.46 (c) 1999-2007 http://www.mikrotik.com/ Terminal vt102 detected, using multiline input mode [admin@St. Omer] > system script [admin@St. Omer] system script> print 0 name="test" owner="admin" policy=ftp,read,write,policy,test,winbox,sniff last-start...
by SweetSunday
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr That didn't work either, but I haven't been able to get :put to work in any script and had assumed it required a target for its output whenever it wasn't being called from the console itself. However I've just found out it still doesn't work even when using a terminal within Winbox or cal...
by SweetSunday
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

G'day Krigevr. No go. It wouldn't even run for me - see below. However the email sent from the command-line worked perfectly. I'm using 2.9.46. ************************************* [admin@St. Omer] > tool user-manager user print Flags: X - disabled, A - active, I - incomplete 0 subscriber=admin nam...
by SweetSunday
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr. Well, I have failed totally. Even trying to get a cut-down version of your script running on our spare 532 has failed. I can send emails from it by command-line, but not from script. Can you see why this doesn't work, 'cos I'm damned if I can? *********************** [admin@St. Omer] > s...
by SweetSunday
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.

Sorry, Virolan, I don't understand. Is that rule to be added in addition to the one you've already proposed or in substitution? And I don't understand "try to setting ip addresses form the same network to all interfaces". Please understand that I'm trying to reverse-engineer a network I didn't set u...
by SweetSunday
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Just disable and re-enable your /interface/pppoe-server/server entry, or type "/interface print" and remove all PPPoE entries. That will kill the session, and force the CPEs to reconnect - Assuming that they are capable of auto-reconnecting when the connection gets dropped, but judging from what yo...
by SweetSunday
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Your Monthly TX/RX report can be done in User Manager - It has that function. Click on Reports, tick Unlimited Only, tick Amount, tick the two dropdown fields, select This and Month from the two fields, and click Generate. Thanks k. To deal with one question at a time:- The problem with generated r...
by SweetSunday
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

You're about Halfway there. Local users/AAA does everything dependent on the local MT box. Cannot be run from elsewhere. OK but "by does everything" I assume you mean uptime and data accounting kept in databases on the router itself. But where are they? When I do a > tool/userman/database print all...
by SweetSunday
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr. Thanks, I'll give it a try - however I haven't done any programming since playing around with BASIC on my good old Amstrad CP64! One question - does 're-set counters' wipe the history so that it's no longer possible to check usage for previous months? (In which case I'd better save it so...
by SweetSunday
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.

Greetings Viroslash, and thanks. No joy, though. I can ping 10.0.10.10 from my PC but a Windows tracert= C:\Documents and Settings\Tony>tracert 10.0.10.10 Tracing route to elaine [10.0.10.10] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms (CPE) [10.3.2.1] 2 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms (AP) [10.0.3.1] 3 * * * Requ...
by SweetSunday
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

Re: User-Manager - shortcomings?

Hi Krigevr. Yes, I'd like to see the script. Why don't you put it up on the scripts section of the Wiki for everyone? My real headache at the moment is keeping subscribers informed of their usage. Billing them excess charges if they go over their monthly limit when they have no way of knowing what t...
by SweetSunday
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Port forwarding - an idiot's guide required.

Could someone help this idiot with what I think is a port forwarding problem. The scenario - I have a device that monitors battery voltage at a remote solar-powered AP site. It has the address 10.0.10.10 and uses port 12341. It has an ethernet connection to the router (RB532) at eth0 = 10.0.10.1 My ...
by SweetSunday
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User-Manager - shortcomings?
Replies: 51
Views: 16225

User-Manager - shortcomings?

A userman-generated admin report of: Users: Unlimited only Type: Amount Period: September 1 - 30 for my personal use = tony Sep/08/2007 21:29:16 Sep/28/2007 03:33:10 1w:3d:1h:57m:50s 32.0 MiB 622.0 MiB A personal user?=tony generated report = 882 Aug/21/2007 10:23:36 Sep/17/2007 22:54:44 3w:6d:12h:3...
by SweetSunday
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 54001

Re: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?

Hi Giepie.

I would find even this script useful. Could you post it in the 'Scripts' collection in the Wiki, or pm me with it please?

Thanks,

SS
by SweetSunday
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: AP Outages
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: AP Outages

In your case I assume you have L4 license, so you cann't get Superchannel than you have to have 'regulatory domain'. default tx power I think is 17 DB. Level 4 licence, yes, but superchannel seems to be a valid option in the drop-down menu. As, however, I've no idea what 'superchannel' is and it ap...
by SweetSunday
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: AP Outages
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

Re: AP Outages

Newbie question, but as I'm also suffering short drop-outs as per above and this is a forum for newbies anyway I'll ask it: Running a card with an Atheros AR5212 chipset on an RB532. In the Winbox wireless tab it's set as: Band: 2.4GHz-only-G Frequency Mode: manual txpower Country: No_country set. O...
by SweetSunday
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 54001

Re: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?

The facility to trigger warning emails when usage hits, say, 70%, 90% and 100% of the cap would earn you my vote for a Nobel Prize. Not just a Nobel Prize from me - the girls on the switchboard who have to take the calls from customers annoyed because they've been billed for exceeding their limit w...
by SweetSunday
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 54001

Re: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?

I second Giepie - my users are permanent via PPPoE and pay a monthly fee for a data cap and a penalty rate for MBs over the cap. Something similar to the report generator in userman which they can use to check their usage for the current month and so not incur excess MBs unless they choose to would ...
by SweetSunday
Tue May 08, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: automated system update
Replies: 9
Views: 14257

Nevermind, I figured out something else.

Thanks,
-Russ
Care to share it with us?
by SweetSunday
Wed May 02, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Page conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

You should not use any of the user description to get this page, use link as it is, http://router_ip_address/user?=CCCT Do not use any tony or other user. At last! Thanks sergejs. There was me thinking that as you substituted the actual IP address for "router_ip_address" and the actual PublicID for...
by SweetSunday
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Page conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

You have to use the particular link http://router_ip_address/user?=...
instead of http://router_ip_address/user?tony?=....
Sorry, sergejs, that's as clear as mud.

http://10.0.0.33/tony?=CCCT also results in page 404 not found.

Given the info in my original post, what should the address be?
by SweetSunday
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Page conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Anyone?

If there's a fee to be let into the secret I'll pay it.
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24v to routerboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: 24v to routerboard

edit: duplication
by SweetSunday
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24v to routerboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

24v to routerboard

I've two RB532s in a remote location where the only power is by battery and solar power. I have two 12v 125A/hr batteries so I can either deliver 12v to the RB532s or 24v, except that when the batteries are fully charged it's 2 x 13.5v but early morning in mid-winter after a spell of bad weather it ...