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by ibeeby
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.10 - some issues - possibly user error?
Replies: 1
Views: 485

6.10 - some issues - possibly user error?

Folks, I have upgraded my routers from 5.xx to 6.10 - much working smoothly except: a) UPnP does not seem to work anymore - the previously working configuration, which was not complicated in any way, is now not working. No errors, no reports, just not working; and b) OpenVPN does not seem to be work...
by ibeeby
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request - DNSCrypt support...
Replies: 157
Views: 45592

Feature request - DNSCrypt support...

I'd be grateful if Mikrotik could consider adding DNSCrypt _urgently_ to the current and future versions of ROS. DNSCrypt has been released by DYNDNS.org as open-source code and allows users to effectively wrap DNS requests to DYNDNS servers in an SSL layer. This significantly improves security for ...
by ibeeby
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G hangs after upgrade to OS 5.4
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: RB450G hangs after upgrade to OS 5.4

Yup - that seems to have worked - many thanks.

I have grave concerns about 5.4 if it is going to run my RB433 router flat out - normal CPU occupancy is around 2%.

Any thoughts as to what the issue is?

Cheers

Ian
by ibeeby
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G hangs after upgrade to OS 5.4
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: RB450G hangs after upgrade to OS 5.4

I have an RB433 and a 493 that both perform uselessly after upgrade to 5.4 - 100% CPU and essentially no operation - with winbox all devices appear to be absent - wireless will accept a connection on the 433 but then drops it. Basic ip routing appears to be working but very poor and laggardly. Any s...
by ibeeby
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?

Its working. I don't know quite what I did but I now have a Nortel 1535 SIP phone working on my MT network - it works with the external sipgate provider too. I have documented the settings if anyone wants to see what they were.

Ian
by ibeeby
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN issue - probably generic - errored link - HELP!
Replies: 0
Views: 465

VPN issue - probably generic - errored link - HELP!

Folks, I am running an x86 server at head office (now running 4.16) and a number of RB433 remote offices 'dial-in' via OpenVPN. One link is perpetual. It seems to stay up all of the time. _very_ occasionally it dies and has to be manually re-started. It is running over ADSL 2+. The second link is ve...
by ibeeby
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?

I think I need more help - I am now confused. The good news seems to be that I am now seeing a better error message from the phone than 'Registration Failed' which was all I was getting before. I am now getting '504 Server Timeout'. I have tried varying the NAT timeout on the phone - between 30s (mi...
by ibeeby
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?

Thanks for these helpful comments. Thus far I have had problems with registration, rather more fundamental than not being able to receive and/or make calls. Sipgate has a stun service which can be enabled or disabled on the phone - I get the same result either way. Also, numeric address or fqdn make...
by ibeeby
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Anyone had any experience with SIP phones?

Folks, I've recently purchased a Nortel 1535 SIP phone and have not had any success in using it through my Mikrotik based network. Has anyone had any experience with SIP devices and in particular whether NAT is a problem or what firewall ports need to be opened and any other special configurations n...
by ibeeby
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OpenVPN through firewall - not working...
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: OpenVPN through firewall - not working...

DISREGARD THIS SUBJECT My bad - the problem was user error - the chain for the required command was entered wrongly so that the command to drop all remaining packets was invoked before earlier filters. Solution: Check carefully the chain designation of EACH filter entry and re-check the order in whi...
by ibeeby
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Certificate does not install...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Certificate does not install...

I can now report that Fraise is an appropriate (and FREE) programmers' editor for OS X - tested on my iMac (Intel) under OS X 10.6.4

Ian
by ibeeby
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: OpenVPN through firewall - not working...
Replies: 1
Views: 540

OpenVPN through firewall - not working...

Folks, I've successfully configured OpenVPN links between a number of Mikrotik routers (with firewalls disabled) BUT once I put the firewall back in place the connections fail. The firewalls are set to pass, per widely available documentation, tcp to ports 1194 and 5000 and udp to ports 1194 and 500...
by ibeeby
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Certificate does not install...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Certificate does not install...

SORTED No sooner had I posted the above than it dawned on me that there may be a problem with the editor used to save the certificate. I had used TextEdit, the standard OS X text and programming editor - but I do remember having to use, for instance, BBEdit when editing .html files in order to prese...
by ibeeby
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Certificate does not install...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Certificate does not install...

I do hope that this is not an FAQ... I created a certificate using my account at CACert and tried to install it using clear instructions here: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/OpenVPN It does not install. I _can_ and have installed the CACert Root CA - no problem - but for some reason I get no error wh...
by ibeeby
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?

Interesting - it might be possible to load OpenWRT in a MetaRouter - I'll keep reading - thanks for the input.

Ian
by ibeeby
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?

Thanks for that - now follows a lenghty break while I try to get my head around the FON documentation and put it into a Mikrotik context. I was rather hoping to avoid having to do this ;-)

Ian
by ibeeby
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

You are probably right here - the position is certainly not well documented and this applies to both Mikrotik and Apple. On the other hand, security concerns have been raised about using uPnP in any case. What does concern me is the difference between x86 and MIPS based Mikrotiks. I have seen this i...
by ibeeby
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF with MD5
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: OSPF with MD5

A further observation on this: Recently an (ex-) ISP has had problems and we were getting very high packet loss intermittently at one site. The packet loss exceeded 70% at its worst but built up gradually over typically 10 minutes or so. The reason that they are now an ex-supplier is that over five ...
by ibeeby
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

See my report above - set dummy rule = NO should do the trick - it did with my setup.

The second machine that is not passing uPnP is an x86 based router - not sure whether that makes any difference.

Regards

Ian
by ibeeby
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?

I'm trying to avoid using a FON router on my network to support FON service for visitors to the area - I want to have FON functionality WITHIN the Mikrotik (I presume that this includes access to their radius server for authentication etc and suitable partitioning of the traffic to avoid risk to my ...
by ibeeby
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

Its working - on one of my sites at least:

Set allow to disable external interface to NO and set show dummt rule to NO and hey presto!

The other site is not working with the same rules but it has a different ISP.

Ian
by ibeeby
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?

Yes - DNS servers are set to OpenDNS on both (indeed, all) routers in my network.

Ian
by ibeeby
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?

Actually its just a script to update OpenDNS via DNSoMatic - there is a published on on the forum which did not work and which I fixed (and posted the fixed version). That version is working happily on an RB411U under RouterOS 4.9 but the same version will not run on the x86 router which is also run...
by ibeeby
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?

omega-00 is correct - I added an 'info, !firewall' logging stream at one stage and left 'info' in place. With regard to the suggestion from changeip, I have to say that I am struggling to work out how to quote the script when some parts of it are already quoted by necessity. An example for a scripti...
by ibeeby
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

Sorry for the delay. Its still not working on 4.9 with RouterBoard (RB433UAH) or x86 units. uPNP configuration for each are identical - here is the x86 exported configuration: # jun/05/2010 15:45:28 by RouterOS 4.9 # software id = H96A- 414P # /ip upnp set allow-disable-external-interface=no enabled...
by ibeeby
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Differences between scripting for MIPS and x86 routers?

Folks, I have a script which works just fine on a MIPS based RouterBoard (RB411U) but does NOT work on my x86 router. Both routers are running 4.9. I can get a simple script to run on the x86 but it appears to run twice. :log info "Hello World" results in: Hello World Hello World Also, the script th...
by ibeeby
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 3G Modem info scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 8224

Re: 3G Modem info scripting

Anyone still working on this? My contribution is (so far): i/ The 3G cards have different USB sub-channels on which they communicate - for instance, my Huawei E220 card has only 2 USB sub-channels whereas the Sierra Wireless 8775 PCI-e card has three sub-channels; ii/ It is possible to open a serial...
by ibeeby
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: opendns with dynamic ip
Replies: 30
Views: 13168

Re: opendns with dynamic ip

Ah yes - thanks janisk - I've added the line: :delay 300s before the line: } else={ which _should_ delay termination of the script for 5 minutes - BUT it does not prevent the scheduler from ploughing ahead with the next execution after 2 minutes. However, on a quick test, this does seem to have work...
by ibeeby
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: opendns with dynamic ip
Replies: 30
Views: 13168

Re: opendns with dynamic ip

The above script did most but not all of the work needed - the :global previousIP was not retained by 4.9 so I put in some additional code, using the same variables as the similar section to parse the result gathered from the web. This script _does_ work for me using 4.9 - the remaining issue is tha...
by ibeeby
Sun May 30, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sierra Wireless 8775 PCI-e 3G card does not always start...
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Sierra Wireless 8775 PCI-e 3G card does not always start...

Folks, I acquired a Sierra Wireless 3G card (from eBay - very reasonable price) and have installed it in a Mikrotik RB411U. It worked first time - took the same PPP parameters as the USB 3G card that had preceded it, all I needed to do was to change the interface over in winbox. BUT - sometimes when...
by ibeeby
Sat May 15, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Anyone using a Mikrotik router with FON?

I'd like to be able to add a FON virtual AP to one of my routers - has anyone any experience of doing this?

The reason is not to make money but to enable public access without having to go to the trouble of controlling the public.

Any thoughts and constructive suggestions very welcome...

Ian
by ibeeby
Thu May 13, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless disconnection messages explained!
Replies: 85
Views: 77707

Re: Wireless disconnection messages explained!

Very helpful and well written article - exceptionally useful for those with wireless issues to resolve.

A link to this article should be made sticky in the Forum imho as I suspect that it will answer a lot of faqs immediately.

Thanks Normis!
by ibeeby
Mon May 10, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any support for Bluetooth (for GPS)?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Any support for Bluetooth (for GPS)?

I bought a cheap (relatively) USB GPS from Maplin (Type MT100) and it works just fine - now I need to figure out whether I can record the location parameters in a log file triggered by an event (such as loss-of link etc)... Thanks for the guidance - a Bluetooth GPS would have been easier (since I al...
by ibeeby
Wed May 05, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any support for Bluetooth (for GPS)?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Any support for Bluetooth (for GPS)?

Folks - this might seem to be a dumb question but I was wondering if there is any support for the small USB Bluetooth devices built in to RouterOS? I have an x86 box, an RB411 with USB and an RB433 with USB. I was wondering if a bluetooth capable GPS receiver could be used to provide reference time ...
by ibeeby
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF with MD5
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: OSPF with MD5

I read that adding MD5 (or any authentication for that matter) improves security in your network because it will prevent an intruder from getting free unfettered access to your network without having to do at least some further work - as such I implemented it in my network recently. As I understand ...
by ibeeby
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

thaak, You may be right but my system has now been up for 10 days with no problems - no heavy CPU occupancy or anything like that. The PPTP tunnel occasionally drops as one site is wirelessly connected but then all gets restored automatically and with no mess and no fuss once the link is reestablish...
by ibeeby
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

Its been up for a week now with no problems - so I think that the issue has been resolved. To recap: The inter-router pptp links started to fail shortly after the implementation of ospf to broadcast routes from the hub router to the peripheral routers. The ospf sessions had been implemented hastily....
by ibeeby
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

Well, I should say that 24 hours is too short to be certain but I am optimistic. The remote office was still logged on (is, I should say) this evening after a whole day and night. Of course this was not too scientific a fix (because I needed a fix sooner rather than later) and I ended up doing two t...
by ibeeby
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

Well, nor am I save that the router unreliability started almost as soon as I implemented OSPF to establish routing within the network. Since my last post I have ensured that the OSPF 'interfaces' only operate on the PPTP channels and not on the default 'all' - this _appears_ to have improved stabil...
by ibeeby
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

An update: In case this problem is caused by OSPF getting confused by getting odd inputs from interfaces where OSPF should not be running, I have created an interface specific OSPF 'interface' on the hub router (ie one for each PPTP dial-in session) and put in a fixed equivalent on the dial-in route...
by ibeeby
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

Interesting thought - I am not sure whether the OSPF is running on one interface or all - it seems to settle on the PPTP link in any event so I am not sure that this is the complete issue - but if I can work out how to constrain the OSPF to the PPTP link from the outset I'll give it a go. It takes t...
by ibeeby
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

...I forgot to mention - all devices are using RouterOS 4.6 with the same release...

Ian
by ibeeby
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

OSPF up, Router reliability DOWN :-(

I have a small business network comprising (today) a main office, a remote office and a mobile unit. Each has a RouterOS powered router - the main office has an x86 platform, the remote office has an RB433 and the mobile uses an RB411 over 3G. As only the main office has a fixed ip address, VPN is e...
by ibeeby
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

Thanks for this - Before I capture packets, it might help to know how it should be set up so that I can first be sure that I did not screw that much up - then I'll be happy to capture as many packets as I can!

Best Regards

Ian
by ibeeby
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Apple Back to My Mac and Mikrotic uPnP implementation...

Folks, Sorry if this is a dumb question but I need your help.. I'm trying to set up Back to My Mac on my Mikrotik based network and I gather that this requires uPnP to be enabled which I have done in accordance with the Mikrotik manual, such as it is. I have an internal and an external interface def...