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by ehbowen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Combining MAC and port-based VLANs on a network?
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Combining MAC and port-based VLANs on a network?

I'm looking at implementing VLANs on a small network; Mikrotik hAP-ac is the gateway and there are two RB2011s and an RB3011 in use as switches. One issue I have, though, is the need to run legacy OS on some of the machines to maintain compatibility with (now obsolete) analog video digitizing equipm...
by ehbowen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How Does the CRS328-24P-4S+RM Perform as a Router?
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Re: How Does the CRS328-24P-4S+RM Perform as a Router?

Again, I'm not experienced in interpreting these results. But it appears just from looking at the numbers that the CRS328 would be a step down from my present hAP-ac as a router. As a switch it looks fine, but if I'm going to have to purchase a separate router...well, I'll keep looking. I'm not in a...
by ehbowen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How Does the CRS328-24P-4S+RM Perform as a Router?
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

How Does the CRS328-24P-4S+RM Perform as a Router?

I'm looking to make a long-term upgrade to my network, including centralizing the WAN links in a dedicated data cabinet...not a rack, but a "connected home" cabinet mounted between drywall studs. So space is at a premium. I'm wanting to have PoE available, as well as the capability for fiber connect...
by ehbowen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did MikoTik ever fix DHCPv6?
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Did MikoTik ever fix DHCPv6?

I've been wanting to implement IPv6 on my home-based network, but my understanding from searching old threads is that as of that time MikroTik only had a partial implementation of DHCPv6 and that it was not reliable. Has this ever been corrected, or is it still the case in 2020?
by ehbowen
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't Access RB2011 after initial setup
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Can't Access RB2011 after initial setup

I recently purchased a secondhand RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN to replace a 5-port unmanaged switch on my home network. I have other MikroTik devices; the main home router is an hAP-ac and I have an RB3011 as a switch in an equipment rack with some specialty items, so I'm somewhat familiar with RouterOS and W...
by ehbowen
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Network Making for (almost) Beginners
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Re: Network Making for (almost) Beginners

Also, check YouTube. There are some very good video tutorials on setting up MikroTik routers for networking. A gentleman by the handle of 'TKSJa' has a very comprehensive set of tutorial videos, at no charge!
by ehbowen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

All right. It's kicking my you-know-what-but-I-can't-say-it-out-loud-in-church. My first uploaded effort was a miscarriage, to put it bluntly; I was trying to do things piecemeal through Winbox while keeping connectivity. I erased it and tried again in the terminal using the provided examples. My pr...
by ehbowen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

Once you have a fleshed out config, post it here for review /export hide-sensitive file=yourconfig17Aug Thanks for the assistance. Attached is where I'm at right now. Currently all Internet access is broken in and out, but I haven't yet configured the switch ports on the NetVanta for the VLANs. I h...
by ehbowen
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

Myself I wouldn't expose a NAS to the outside world - there have been several stories of buggy firmware allowing people access to things they shouldn't. Using one port for external traffic rather than sharing it with one for internal traffic makes little difference, a DoS attack on externally acces...
by ehbowen
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

Regarding DNS: Our primary server (a Synology RackStation) is running the DNS Server package and I'm planning to make it the authoritative master DNS record for our domain. What rules would I need to implement to have all devices on the network look to that unit as the DNS server, and then to force ...
by ehbowen
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

You haven't mentioned what WiFi system you are using, but as long as you can create multiple SSIDs and associate them with tagged VLANs they are just a counduit for the traffic from the client device to the Mikrotik. Thanks for the very helpful answer. I'm planning to spend some time working on the...
by ehbowen
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

First Attempt at VLANs; Need Help!

I run a network at my church as a volunteer and as a learning project. I'm trying to break up the various devices for security and to get familiar with subnetting and VLANs. Currently everything is on a /24 private IP address range. I have defined several subnets and, using the Wiki, have assigned i...
by ehbowen
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Implementing a Blacklist [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Implementing a Blacklist [SOLVED]

I'm getting persistent and repeated attacks on my home office network, mostly from similar IP ranges (which are well away from the main user base of my web site). I've got account protection on my server which cuts an IP address off after repeated unsuccessful connection attempts and I do use strong...
by ehbowen
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Temporarily disabling 5GHz wi-fi band on hAP ac router
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Temporarily disabling 5GHz wi-fi band on hAP ac router

I have an IoT device (weather station) which is not connecting to my router any longer (it worked properly for five months, but no more). I've attempted a reset to factory defaults and restarted it several times, but no joy. The manufacturer does not know how to support MikroTik but states that the ...
by ehbowen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Deploying IPv6 on a home/hobbyist/small business network?
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Re: Deploying IPv6 on a home/hobbyist/small business network?

All right. I have: Upgraded RouterOS to latest version (6.42.6). Enabled the IPv6 package. Set up a DHCP client entry on WAN1 requesting an address and prefix; it has received an address and prefix which correspond to what my ISP is showing in my Internet gateway. Set up a DHCP server entry on the b...
by ehbowen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Deploying IPv6 on a home/hobbyist/small business network?
Replies: 8
Views: 3709

Deploying IPv6 on a home/hobbyist/small business network?

I've got my home network set up and running fairly well with IPv4 using my hAP-AC router and RB3011 as a bridging switch for my home office equipment. I'd like to add IPv6 capability, but I'm cautious about exposing some devices (IoT stuff, mostly) which may not have a very robust firewall to access...
by ehbowen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]

And now it's working again. Why? Dunno. I didn't change a thing.
by ehbowen
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]

Open two more colon "To Address", "To Ports" and find to which local IP:port you translating your 76.212.90.etc It's going to the proper IP addresses and ports. As I said, it was working and I haven't changed that. And I can reach the second server from a browser on the LAN using the local IP addre...
by ehbowen
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 999

I've lost my hairpin NAT [SOLVED]

I have two externally accessible servers, each with primary and secondary LAN connections. I had hairpin NAT rules set up to allow all of the other computers and devices on the network to talk with/to them, and the rules were working. Earlier this morning, I upgraded my RouterOS packages to 6.42.3. ...
by ehbowen
Thu May 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting Up DDNS
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Re: Setting Up DDNS

That's the thing; I need the other commands in order to make it work. Like I said, I'm a newbie. While it's technically a dynamic IP, it really doesn't change much. I believe it's changed maybe one time in the six months since I opened the Internet account. And our church doesn't send a whole lot of...
by ehbowen
Thu May 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting Up DDNS
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Setting Up DDNS

I'm trying to move my master DNS records in-house. I have two Synology servers on public static IP addresses which run the Synology DNS Server package, which is a BIND variant. I also have another server at my church, on a dynamic IP address behind a MikroTik RB3011 router. According to the Wiki the...
by ehbowen
Sun May 13, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic Bridging for a Beginner?
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Basic Bridging for a Beginner?

What wifi devices do you have (Access Points) and where are they connected in the scheme of things?
My only wifi access point device at the present time is the 2-channel radio built into the hAP-AC.
by ehbowen
Sun May 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic Bridging for a Beginner?
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Basic Bridging for a Beginner?

I've been unable to get wireless devices to talk to wired devices in my home/office LAN and I suspect I've got the wireless bridging set up wrong. Or perhaps something else in my firewall rules, etc. My main router is an hAP-AC. WAN connection is on Ethernet port 1. Ethernet ports 2-5 go to the wire...
by ehbowen
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need to get outgoing IP addresses to match [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Need to get outgoing IP addresses to match [SOLVED]

Thanks; that was just what I needed!
by ehbowen
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need to get outgoing IP addresses to match [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Need to get outgoing IP addresses to match [SOLVED]

I have to admit, I'm still new at this. I've had an email server set up at home for a few years now, but I've always had difficulty getting it to send email and have it delivered unless I use a third-party service such as No-IP. I now have business class service, I've got port 25 unblocked, and I ha...
by ehbowen
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Protecting An Obsolete Computer
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Protecting An Obsolete Computer

I am doing some video work on the side, mainly conversion of old VHS video tapes to digital video. You may not realize this, but the best hardware and software for doing this was produced around the turn of the century for Win2000 and XP. Vista broke a lot of the drivers, and Windows 8 broke a whole...
by ehbowen
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]

Sounds like you have successfully reset it to factory default. Note in this config, it will not have an IP Address. Make sure you disable your firewall / anti virus on your pc as this can cause issues, then click on the "Neighbors" tab, next to the "Managed" tab. The 3011 should appear with the MAC...
by ehbowen
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]

Well, I attempted resetting to factory defaults a couple of times. It did no good. I disconnected everything from the router except a known good laptop (with wireless shut off and Ethernet IP set to 192.168.88.18) connected by a known good cable to RB3011 Port 2, powered up the router, and attempted...
by ehbowen
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]

These are the steps I will do first:

1. Reset to factory default
2. Connect to port 2 via MAC address
3. Update ROS and firmware
When I attempt to reset to factory default, it asks for a passcode. There was no documentation included with the unit. What passcode do I use?
by ehbowen
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Having Trouble Using RB3011 as a Switch [SOLVED]

I've had my home network working off an hAP-ac for a few months now. But I've just built out a rack of equipment which I plan to use in a home-based video business, and I'm trying to get it all hooked up. Right now there's a PC, a Synology RackStation NAS server, and an RB3011 which I want to use as...
by ehbowen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Trouble with Static IPs
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Trouble with Static IPs

SOLVED; it was AT&T's problem. I spent an hour on the line with AT&T tech support only to be told bluntly that I couldn't use my own router; I had to plug everything directly into their gateway if I wanted to use the additional IPs. Well, that wasn't acceptable as the only way I could access my serv...
by ehbowen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Trouble with Static IPs
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Trouble with Static IPs

Update: After playing around a little further, I strongly suspect it's a firewall issue within the ISPs gateway. Unfortunately they provide almost no documentation, so I'll probably have to sit in the "customer service" queue for an hour. Still soliciting suggestions for ways to make sure and isolat...
by ehbowen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Trouble with Static IPs
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Trouble with Static IPs

I have a block of 5 (/29) static IPs from my ISP. I have the base address (x.x.x.121) set up and working fine through my hAP AC. I just installed a second server, and I wanted to configure it to accept inbound traffic on the highest address (x.x.x.125). I copied the NAT and hairpin NAT rules from th...
by ehbowen
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems Accessing Server From Within LAN
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Problems Accessing Server From Within LAN

Thank you, that solved the issue.
by ehbowen
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems Accessing Server From Within LAN
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Problems Accessing Server From Within LAN

I've finally got my port forwarding configured to where I can access the relevant ports on my server from outside the network. When I enter the website address or management port from WAN it goes where it's supposed to. Good. But (there's always a 'but'!)...when I enter these addresses from INSIDE t...
by ehbowen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems

You just posted a question where you need to setup SRC and dst mating correctly.if you post up your static range I can help you setup corrdct translations.

Sent from my SUPER using Tapatalk
That will probably help. Here's the relevant screenshot:
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by ehbowen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems

At the present time I only have one physical server which I want to be globally accessible. But it's (going to be) hosting several websites, two or three of which may eventually be migrated to their own hardware on the same static IP subnet. I'd like to set it up now so that incoming traffic for tho...
by ehbowen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Multiple Static IPs; Port Forwarding Problems

I am fairly new to RouterOS and just purchased a hAP AC for my home network. I set it up largely with autoconfig; the wireless networks and guest network seem to be working fine and I have connectivity out. My problem is that I have been unable to get port forwarding from outside to work, whether th...
by ehbowen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting Up Port Forwarding
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Setting Up Port Forwarding

***Also doing it via dst-ip address is a good way to get yourself setup for hairpin NAT as you can't do that (easily) if you name interfaces the connections should be coming down as with LAN>LAN via host name the connections never leave the router. I'm afraid I'm going to need that one spelled out...
by ehbowen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP (cam), Phone Home!
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: IP (cam), Phone Home!

How can I block IPv6 access from WAN to some more vulnerable devices (IP cameras, IoT, maybe VoIP phones) while leaving it open to systems (server, computers) which have a firewall which can be readily configured and monitored?
by ehbowen
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP (cam), Phone Home!
Replies: 2
Views: 456

IP (cam), Phone Home!

As part of my new church network , I'm installing IP security cameras. So far I've picked out four HikVision PTZ cams, two for indoor and two for outdoor. One is already in and is working fine. My area of concern here is the many reports about low-end Chinese IP cameras "phoning home" to China witho...
by ehbowen
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting Up Port Forwarding
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Setting Up Port Forwarding

Good start, Steve, but at least as of the present I'm on a dynamic IP. Now, my ISP has been pretty good about not changing it capriciously, but...how would you suggest coping with that?
by ehbowen
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting Up Port Forwarding
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Setting Up Port Forwarding

Ok, I've got the beginnings of my church network up and running. The server is functional, as is one of the cameras and one of the access points. They're all talking together fine. I've got SafeDNS filtering set up at the router to protect the entire network. It's time to configure port forwarding. ...
by ehbowen
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is the CRS106 suitable as a router?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Is the CRS106 suitable as a router?

Note also that when I get everything up and running I will want the capability for dual WANs; my current ISP offers decent speed but their reliability has been less than stellar. The phone company can't match their speed, but when I was using their service I almost never, ever suffered an outage. P...
by ehbowen
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is the CRS106 suitable as a router?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Is the CRS106 suitable as a router?

Along with the church network mentioned elsewhere, I'm also in the process of preplanning a major upgrade to my home network. I'm planning to mount the components in a Leviton Structured Media Enclosure, not a rack, and I do want a lot of PoE ports for security cameras, access points, VoIP telephone...
by ehbowen
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Brand New to MikroTik
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: Brand New to MikroTik

Doing all of this on a new to you platform is going to involve a steep learning curve. That's great if you have the time. If you know how to do all of this with something else, you may want to go that direction, even if it costs more. If you have to learn how to do this for any platform you might u...
by ehbowen
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Brand New to MikroTik
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Brand New to MikroTik

In the "Lemons to Lemonade" department: I live in Houston, Texas...you may have heard of the recent unpleasantness...and currently my small church has the bottom 18" of wallboard cut out all through the property. I was struck by the notion that this would be an excellent opportunity to wire the 60+ ...