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by dfwair
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.21.1 Hotspot stops DNS query
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: v6.21.1 Hotspot stops DNS query

Disabling hotspot and reenabling it does fix the problem temporarily. I rolled back to 6.20 and didn't give 6.22 a shot yet since the changelog doesn't indicate specifically that this issue has been resolved.
by dfwair
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.21.1 Hotspot stops DNS query
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: v6.21.1 Hotspot stops DNS query

Confirmed, I am seeing this exact issue on mine as well. Upgraded a site from 6.11 to 6.21.1 and DNS queries work fine for a while, then start timing out.
by dfwair
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: x86 release to be 64 bit?
Replies: 14
Views: 7517

Re: x86 release to be 64 bit?

Along with x86_64 would hopefully be the ability to unlock more than 2GB of memory which sure would be helpful with KVM on x86 hardware. I understand it's not a virtualization platform, but we could use more memory which would allow us to spread out our authoritative DNS servers and cache our offsit...
by dfwair
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Novatel USB727 Verizon not being recognized
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Novatel USB727 Verizon not being recognized

I made a mistake. usb2 is the interface for you.
by dfwair
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Novatel USB727 Verizon not being recognized
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Novatel USB727 Verizon not being recognized

The issue is that you must use it as a serial/ppp connection. Set up a PPP Client with the interface being usb0, set phone number to #777, and for username and password leave them blank. On my 720 I would set the username and password to web and it worked like that too. I forgot why I did that even....
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Request for change in Hotspot settings

I am going to play with this and see what I can pull out of this information. The problem that I am running in to is that we have different service levels based on different prices, and the package set in the billing system sets those parameters. Where it gets even more confusing is that we have gra...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Request for change in Hotspot settings

For Hotspot RADIUS logins Mikrotik-Group selects a Hotspot User Profile and applies it to the user. I do use that and it works fine, the only caveat is that the login fails if you specify a profile that doesn't exist on the router. I do not send rate limit attributes, and the rate limit of the prof...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Request for change in Hotspot settings

Are you able to use Mikrotik-Group as a RADIUS attribute instead? That should work around that particular issue as long as the value is a User Profile set up in the way dssmiktik describes, and no simple queues should be created. Per the Mikrotik RADIUS Client wiki... Mikrotik-Group - Router local ...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Request for change in Hotspot settings

This interests me. I'm still in the process of testing Mikrotik as a Hotspot platform and haven't exceeded a few hundred users. Does anyone have any numbers on an RB1000 and how it performs with very large numbers of users taking out the simple queues as described above and replacing them with a qu...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Request for change in Hotspot settings

I think you're on the right track with too many queues. As each client authenticates, a new simple queue is created. Mikrotik says it's better to create a queue-tree queues instead of simple ones, as it's more efficient with multiple queues (I'll have to search where I found this). If there was a w...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Request for change in Hotspot settings
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Request for change in Hotspot settings

In our deployment of hotspots, I have found something that is really awkward. We have a PC-based MT box running 4.2 (Pentium 4/3GHz, single-core but with hyperthreading, Intel PRO/100 and Via ethernet) and we noticed that when the hotspot started getting 200-300 customers on it, we could run a ping ...
by dfwair
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Confirmed problem with Vonage V-Portal and Hotspot in 4.2
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Confirmed problem with Vonage V-Portal and Hotspot in 4.2

I need some help with this problem. I have a very large deployment (10000 customers) that we are outfitting with MAC-authenticated Hotspot (Radius), MPLS/VPLS to a head end running the hotspot, and customers who have Vonage phone service with the new V-Portal device. I have had 3 complaints in a sec...
by dfwair
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Show us your map
Replies: 60
Views: 46187

Re: Show us your map

This isn't fully completed yet, but will be soon. It's pretty cool with the inverted map behind it. The actual resolution is 5000x4000 for the map, but this has (obviously) been cut down a lot. The entire map has the whole coverage area on it that we cover and has probably another 40-50 tower locati...
by dfwair
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Showing status of submaps under submaps...?
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Showing status of submaps under submaps...?

I'm pretty sure this has to be a feature that exists, but I can't find it. We have locations in our network where placing submaps under submaps make sense. For example, you have an overview which is the whole network, then you have Market A which has 3 towers as part of that market. Instead of tryin...
by dfwair
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RouterOS Dude won't restore backup...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: RouterOS Dude won't restore backup...?

Okay, I take back the earlier comment. It did end up restoring. 2 hours later the backup was restored to the RB1000 and started probing devices. It was amazing that it eventually started working. The RB433AH started rebooting on its own for no reason -- maybe the CPU was getting too hot? It continue...
by dfwair
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RouterOS Dude won't restore backup...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

RouterOS Dude won't restore backup...?

At least the web server is working in this version... Now the bigger problem (which I didn't have before with 3.1 that I can remember). I tried taking a backup of our Windows-based Dude and restoring it on both an RB1000 and RB433AH board with Dude, and on both platforms the backup is taken, but the...
by dfwair
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RouterOS + Dude Web Interface problems...
Replies: 33
Views: 24925

Re: RouterOS + Dude Web Interface problems...

I just thought I would bump this and see if we could get an acknowledgment from the Mikrotik guys directly.

I have tried the Dude 3.1 package on both x86 (what I started this post with) and mipsbe and both have the same results.
by dfwair
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RouterOS + Dude Web Interface problems...
Replies: 33
Views: 24925

RouterOS + Dude Web Interface problems...

I set up Dude 3.1 on RouterOS 3.19 and I am getting problems accessing the web interface. It is set by default on port 81 and is unchangeable. On 3.0 we didn't have the problems with the web interface. The problem that is being experienced is when we try to log in to the web interface it locks once ...
by dfwair
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP and 4 byte ASN support
Replies: 15
Views: 3390

BGP and 4 byte ASN support

Is there already support for 4 byte ASN? Since we received the email from ARIN I have done a little research and I see nothing stating that Mikrotik is already compatible with 4 byte ASNs. If it is not supported, is there any future version that is being planned to support this, and will it be relea...
by dfwair
Fri May 02, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dynamic queues for wireless clients (RADIUS)
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Dynamic queues for wireless clients (RADIUS)

I know that currently the main limitation appears to be that you cannot build a bandwidth management queue based on a MAC address. This would help tremendously for authenticating wireless clients and assigning so much bandwidth to their radio, compared to DHCP authentication. Since we are using a co...
by dfwair
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link

Well this is certainly strange. Upon doing the upgrade to 3.0rc13 and looking at the CPU Usage graphs, the system was running at 100% CPU utilization. I did the downgrade to 2.9.50 and disabled all the unnecessary packages, and now we're running 99.995% throughput end-to-end on the link, greater tha...
by dfwair
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link

I'm not here to argue, but it seems that based on XR specs if you are running a maximum of 2A (really 1.6A I believe) at 3.3v, that's only like 400mA @ 18V, with still plenty of power to run the board. It's just hard to find an 18V 2A power supply laying around. Especially when I have 20V 600mA powe...
by dfwair
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link

I don't believe my problem is with wireless PPS. We are running NStreme on the link and that has cleared up the link itself. It's just the handoff on the remote end from the Mikrotik RB532 board with the wireless cards to the Mikrotik RB532 router. We're doing these as separate boards so that each s...
by dfwair
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link

One more thing to note is that I just tried turning on IP Packing on the routers on each end of the link and the packet count dropped by about 50%, as well causing total dropped packets on a ping test to drop significantly. The problem with this is that now the routers on both ends of the link (also...
by dfwair
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

3.0rc13 - Ethernet packet drops on point-to-point link

I have been having some issues with packet loss on a point-to-point link so we replaced the RB532r5 board, replaced the radio cards, replaced power supplies, and numerous other things, then I found the nifty monitor-traffic command handy under 3.0rc13 since we were having the same problems under 2.9...
by dfwair
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using v3 for CALEA
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Using v3 for CALEA

Is there anything else I need to configure? Am I overlooking something? I read your instructions a few times, and I don't think I'm missing anything. Most likely you either have the wrong ethernet connection configured or you have the wrong subnet mask so it's not broadcasting correctly. Just my 2 ...
by dfwair
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another BGP question - route priority on equal AS paths?
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Another BGP question - route priority on equal AS paths?

If I am reading from the wiki correctly ( http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/BGP_Best_Path_Selection_Algorithm ) the router ID is one of the algorithms used to determine the best path. The problem that I am running in to is that paths with equal hops are going over the most expensive path for me to carry...
by dfwair
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?

What version of MT are you using ?
2.9.43
by dfwair
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?

Well, I figured it out and sure enough changeip was right -- but there was a trick. My setup is that I have a single head-end router that runs our BGP out to the Internet and then we have the rest of our network as a static IP from that. I have an out-filter for both of my connections and that filte...
by dfwair
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?

yes, you can use routing filters to prepend. Just specify the number of prepends you want. I am curious if the upstream upstream will merge the two or if each will show with a different as path. Sam When I use a prepend on an out-filter, does that modify the BGP announcements to show as a prepend? ...
by dfwair
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?

I dont understand the problem. Do you prepend only incoming Announcements and not the outgoing? When you prepend outgoing traffic on the bad line it should work. Stefan I guess I should lay out the problem a little better. I have 2 providers that I am linked to. Both of these providers give me a 10...
by dfwair
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

BGP Question -- prepend outgoing routes?

I have a problem with having uplinks to 2 providers which both have links to one provider that is the same. I am sending out the amount of traffic I would normally expect (adjusted via prepend) but my incoming traffic on the lower-quality link is getting hammered. What I am trying to accomplish is t...
by dfwair
Sat May 05, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: I cannot get 20 feet from the unit before I lose signal
Replies: 12
Views: 2324

Nothing but problems with 8602...

I have had nothing but problems on the 8602 and RB112. I have had better luck with the RB532, but it was always providing a very weak signal level. Switched to SR2 cards and it works MUCH better.
by dfwair
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serious problem with static routing in 2.9.31
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

I just put it on a test box and it does appear to be working correctly, just didn't make it into the changelog.
by dfwair
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serious problem with static routing in 2.9.31
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

I ran into this and posted it last week. The conversation contained nothing of value, but here it is:

http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=11241
by dfwair
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.31 static routing bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Ahh. I will have to run the .31 upgrade then. As far as the existing issue, any Mikrotik developers looking into this? Any other reports? Any idea when it will be fixed?
by dfwair
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.31 static routing bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

I have another bug altogether with BGP. I did an upgrade from 2.9.24 which was working well to 2.9.30, and then my BGP links, when built to provide full redundancy through a 3-tower loop, would cause a massive flood of traffic (6000-7000pkt/sec) on the network, which would make the watchdog on the u...
by dfwair
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.31 static routing bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

I am glad that I am not the only one going crazy with this. :)
by dfwair
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.31 static routing bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

2.9.31 static routing bug?

I have a 2.9.31 system that was just put into production and I ran into what I believe is a critical bug in WinBox. I am running Ethernet in, Ethernet out of the box and when I was building the routes, through the box I was wondering why they were not coming up at Active/Static. After implementing t...
by dfwair
Wed May 10, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Better simple queue management
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

It does look very interesting. So I guess you would add a user profile to the system and make sure they had a [LevelA], [LevelB], or [LevelC] marking on their queue name?
by dfwair
Wed May 10, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Better simple queue management
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Better simple queue management

When dealing with tons of simple queues, it would be nice to have a couple of additions to the simple queues including: - Profiles: The ability to create specific speed combinations that are given a common name, either after a service package that is being purchased, or a common set of rules, for ex...
by dfwair
Sat May 06, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test for MIPS
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Wow. Had it been a snake, it would have bit me.
by dfwair
Sat May 06, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test for MIPS
Replies: 2
Views: 660

routing-test for MIPS

When can we expect to see the routing-test package available for the MIPS architecture so we can run it on our RB532s?
by dfwair
Fri May 05, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT - voip gateway
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

I think you're trying to make a tree from a rock.

This will not work.
by dfwair
Fri May 05, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth limiting...need some good examples
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Are you using RADIUS to authenticate clients and PPPoE? You can set the bandwidth limiting preferences through the RADIUS controls. If they are static, a simple queue per user will suffice. As far as firewalling goes, it is going to be best to firewall the whole box. I am not sure how to do dynamic ...
by dfwair
Fri May 05, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE Topology
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

It's really dependent on the current topology of the network. If you currently have a single router at the head end of your network and everybody is bridged back to that, that is where you want to put it at. If you have the traffic routed all the way out to each tower/AP, then you want to put the AC...
by dfwair
Wed May 03, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB564 packet loss problem
Replies: 0
Views: 593

RB564 packet loss problem

I know this should probably go on the Routerboard forum, but instead I thought more people here would know what was going wrong. I have an RB532 with RB564 on it. It has no wireless cards -- strictly Ethernet. Currently I have 4 devices plugged into it. It seems that all of the Ethernet ports except...
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Sam,

Tried to call, but got the voicemail system. Will try again in a few. Working with my field techs on finalizing some installations right now.
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20 - the good and bad
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

In my config, I am using: add chain=bgp-out prefix=63.249.32.0/20 prefix-length=20 invert-match=yes action=discard set-nexthop=206.123.65.81 comment="" disabled=no Using the invert and discard, I am only getting that block to announce now. The setup I have done to test this, I set up other blocks wi...
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

I have confirmed that it works at both locations. I just have it set at the peer in this case.
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

I am guessing you are probably in the US. I would like to speak to you as you seem to be more knowledgable at this stuff than I am. Any way to call you?
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to distribute /19 with new route package
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

That does seem to work just fine in standard BGP cases, just not in multihop cases. I know I am probably the only one running multihop and running into this issue. :)
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20 - the good and bad
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

I seem to have no troubles with the BGP out filtering in my lab setup. Have you tested in both a lab setup and production and getting the same results?
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to distribute /19 with new route package
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Magic, The only way I have found to do this so far is to put another router at the head end, and set BGP to statically route the full /19 to the router that you are currently distributing the subnets from. You will need to get another block that you are not announcing from your current ISP. This is,...
by dfwair
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

In my testing, I had to use action=discard and use the invert-match on the outbound. Trying to phrase it correctly: IF Prefix IS NOT EQUAL TO 63.249.32.0/20 THEN DISCARD And then apply that to the outgoing filter. Does that clear up why I did it that way? In my test situation here, that did work cor...
by dfwair
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik v2.9.20 as core router
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

BGP stability is not an issue with Mikrotik. The configuration options are the problem! :D I will tell you, as a user that has been running our edge router since 2.8, and now we are at the point where BGP is necessary for us since we need to find another provider for reliability purposes, we are hav...
by dfwair
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Here is the config I am running: / routing filter add chain=bgp-out prefix=63.249.32.0/20 prefix-length=20 invert-match=yes action=discard set-nexthop=206.123.65.81 comment="" disabled=no / routing bgp instance set default name="default" as=32931 router-id=206.123.65.84 redistribute-static=yes redis...
by dfwair
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

routing-test 2.9.20, multihop BGP, and connected routes

I have noticed that when running multihop BGP, connected routes are not passed on. Perhaps I am not configuring it correctly? I think this is one more reason to have the network command. Aside from that, our ISP doesn't like the fact that we are announcing so many /28s and /29s now with the current ...
by dfwair
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cannot connect BGP using routing-test MT 2.9.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

I wish I had the lab setup done still. I will put it together again quickly and see what we get out of it. Then I will post the config I am using.
by dfwair
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cannot connect BGP using routing-test MT 2.9.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

I am just really getting frustrated with it. I put together a lab setup with 4 routers last night trying to prove my theory and it didn't work, and I keep trying to no avail. I have spent more time (money) on this than if I had just bought a Cisco to do the same functionality. Of course I will admit...
by dfwair
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: cannot connect BGP using routing-test MT 2.9.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Check the status of each peer and see if its established. Please enlighten me on how exactly this is done on the routing-test package. I have spent hours tonight working on this and I cannot get it to show that a BGP session is even established. Not only that but on my lab setup I cannot get a mult...
by dfwair
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: BETA Testing and Feature Suggestions for next routeros
Replies: 329
Views: 79636

one tiny suggestion...

Maybe a java version of the winbox? It would be great for Apple!
by dfwair
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP with multihop on one link, no multihop on secondary
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

I tried the routing-test package (2.9.8, btw) and I was unable to make any announcements. I got it set up to the best of my knowledge and didn't get anything out of it. Any more information you could share to help out?
by dfwair
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP with multihop on one link, no multihop on secondary
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

So much for the love of the GUI I suppose. I will try to do this tonight. Ugh.
by dfwair
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP reboots mikrotik & prefix-list doesn't work
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

What are the specs of your machine? It sounds like either you don't have enough processing power or enough memory. We are using a P4 2.4 with 512 megs of ram, accepting routes from 2 providers (172000+ each) and using about 130 megs of ram for BGP. Although people say it can be done on 256 megs of r...
by dfwair
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP with multihop on one link, no multihop on secondary
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

BGP with multihop on one link, no multihop on secondary

We have 2 providers for our network, one that requires multihop, and another that doesn't. The one that does not require multihop is taking priority over the other one. In the routing table with only the multihop provider I am seeing all the route propogating with unknown listed for the interface. W...
by dfwair
Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot network running DHCP, one client hogging all IPs
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Hotspot network running DHCP, one client hogging all IPs

We are running a hotspot network with DHCP running, handing out public IP addresses, and it appears that one client is grabbing all of our IPs. The awkward thing is that all of the addresses in the Leases show the MAC address as 00:00:00:00:00:00, so there is truly no way to block this it looks like...
by dfwair
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot problems with complex bridging network
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

No hotspot login page, fom my experience, indicates no connection to the internet (specifically a dns server failure). PPPoE users stay online. We have PPPoE running for people with routers as well. No data to authenticated users probably confirms this. I completely agree, but PPPoE working kills t...
by dfwair
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot problems with complex bridging network
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Hotspot problems with complex bridging network

We have set up numerous hotspots now that all appear to be working, but we are having troubles with one network that is very complex. Here is a layout of what we have running: (1) Mikrotik w/ Hotspot, 1 WAN connection, 1 LAN connection, both Ethernet, and 1 remote PPP connection to our data center f...
by dfwair
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Probelms with RB532 on Ether1
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

The testing was done using the MT bandwidth tester for my results. It was done after noticing slower than expected speeds on the link.
by dfwair
Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Probelms with RB532 on Ether1
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

I am having an issue that is similar, but not exact. I have a switch and a hub connected to each other. The switch is where all MTs get connected to and we achieve a max of 6Mbps from the MT on Ether1, but on Ether2 and Ether3, we achieve as high as 90Mbps. Tried connecting directly to a PC and got ...
by dfwair
Thu May 05, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [2.9rc1] Web-proxy lockup and still using assigned port.
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

You should make a supout file and send it to support@mikrotik.com
Unfortunately I had to reboot the system as well so I don't have that data. :(
by dfwair
Thu May 05, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [2.9rc1] Web-proxy lockup and still using assigned port.
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

[2.9rc1] Web-proxy lockup and still using assigned port.

Yesterday we implemented a MT 2.9rc1 box on one of our high traffic networks and we noticed all was running fine for about 5 hours and then the system rebooted. After it rebooted everything was fine, however, about 10 hours after that, the web proxy quit from a signal 11. It said it could not restar...
by dfwair
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox problem with Beta18
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

My Winbox comes up fine, but when I try to bring up the PPPoE Configuration, it crashes out with the same error message.
by dfwair
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent ARP timeouts (2.9beta16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Problem solved!

Problem was related to the Tut Systems' Expresso MDU system, not the Mikrotik. For future reference, when configuring ports on any Expresso MDU from Tut, make sure that Block Downstream Broadcast is set to No. While it works set to Yes on Cisco routers, MT does not work well with it.
by dfwair
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent ARP timeouts (2.9beta16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

I just updated the software to 2.9b18 and I am waiting to see how it goes.
by dfwair
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frequent ARP timeouts (2.9beta16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Frequent ARP timeouts (2.9beta16)

I just put a 2.9b16 unit in service today and I am experiencing the same issue that I have had on a couple 2.8.2x units as well. The ARP data for the end users will time out frequently. People will be surfing, and then just go offline. Looking at the ARP data, it always disappears as soon as they sa...
by dfwair
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Senao-Prism 2.5 not found w/routerboard 532
Replies: 22
Views: 6694

I tried mine with an Atheros 5212 and it works fine. Don't have a mpci senao to test, though.