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by r00t
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 80
Views: 41507

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

It's the same problem with Mikrotik over and over again. Nothing changed. You just don't know what is coming and when any new products will be released. No roadmaps, no planned products... and when some future product is announced, you don't get any date when it will be available (where's Terragraph...
by r00t
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox - Darkmode - For the love of God, Please. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Winbox - Darkmode - For the love of God, Please. [SOLVED]

Based on the above wine findings, I have tried to do the same on windows and it sort-of works, but it's not as good. I have injected DLL into winbox process that replaces GetSysColor API and instead of returning default windows colors, it returns colors from wine dark theme. This seems to be OK for ...
by r00t
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS on USB flash
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: RouterOS on USB flash

I always use VMWare for this, boot the ISO and have USB flash device shared with the VM and it will install nicely...
by r00t
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz
Replies: 68
Views: 10831

Re: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz

If Mikrotik had radios with multiple GigE ports, 2.5GbE or SFP+ slot, then it would be possible to really use entire 802.11ad channel. But with just single GbE it's a waste of channel bandwidth. So far 60GHz interference is not a big problem, but for how long? What will happen when Terragraph is wid...
by r00t
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox - Darkmode - For the love of God, Please. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Winbox - Darkmode - For the love of God, Please. [SOLVED]

Yeah, seriously this is LAST thing Mikrotik should be working on at the moment.
Just look around, there are serious bugs, memory leaks, ROS 7 issues, new wireless drivers problems...
by r00t
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.49beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 44
Views: 9066

Re: v6.49beta [testing] is released!

RATE SELECT is specific pin of the SFP slot interface that can be used to change operating rate of the SFP module.
Low/High are actual voltage levels Mikrotik sets this pin to.
If it actually does anything and what it does depends on the specific SFP.
So check your SFP module specification...
by r00t
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta4 [development] is released!
Replies: 184
Views: 23941

Re: v7.1beta4 [development] is released!

I think "stable" should not be used in any release name, because of the confusion between "stability of the system" and "stability of the version". This is a good point. Maybe "Testing/Preview" (currently beta) -> "Release candidate" (for a week) ->...
by r00t
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta4 [development] is released!
Replies: 184
Views: 23941

Re: v7.1beta4 [development] is released!

I think main problem is branch naming Mikrotik is using. Anyone who doesn't know how things go with Mikrotik expect beta to be something that's like 90% stable and in most cases can be used to get cool new features without risking much. That's how it usually is when it comes to testing beta releases...
by r00t
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which ROS devices do you expect the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: Which ROS devices do you expect the most?

60GHz radios with SFP slots - this should have happened long time ago, even if it's just SFP and not SFP+. Running fiber is cheaper then ever before and solves EMI issues. WIFI6 - Mikrotik is late to the game and competition is never sleeping And in general anything that doesn't have flapping ports ...
by r00t
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik smartphone app (ex Tik-App)
Replies: 448
Views: 186586

Re: MikroTik smartphone app (ex Tik-App)

The app doesn't stay connected to the router when you don't use it This is rather annoying, as you can't just use the app to monitor router for a longer time. Yesterday I wanted to watch log output, but App always froze after a minute (just stopped displaying new log entries) and then when I touche...
by r00t
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48 [stable] is released!
Replies: 324
Views: 62134

Re: v6.48 [stable] is released!

v6.49beta is out and it fixes 9 issues introduced in v6.48. Haven't tested it properly yet, but it can't be worse than 6.48.... right? Fingers crossed, hoping it will became actually "stable" ROS version for a change...
by r00t
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is strtbiz.site?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: What is strtbiz.site?

Best is to export all router configuration to a file and inspect it.
by r00t
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MT-60GHz level 3 license
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: MT-60GHz level 3 license

no, level 3 license only limits number of clients that can connect to the AP (ie. you can use bridge and not create AP for multiple clients). There is no difference in power limit or anything else. Your problem is probably too long distance for small antennas, inaccurate pointing or using channel wi...
by r00t
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to conquer random mac address?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: how to conquer random mac address?

The vendor class matcher that allows you to use specific 1-address addresslist for specific device class is probably most elegant solution that doesn't require mangling of all traffic. It will work as long as you have just one device with unique vendor class name on the network. Usually this is phon...
by r00t
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to conquer random mac address?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: how to conquer random mac address?

Maybe you can use vendor class matcher? see https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:I ... or_Classes
Or you can deal with this device in an direct way: create it's own virtual AP that serves just a single IP address.
by r00t
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coax to RJ45 - is a MoCA adapter required? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Coax to RJ45 - is a MoCA adapter required? [SOLVED]

As written above, most ISP MoCA devices are paired and even if replaced by a fully compatible MoCA alternative device, it may not work because of restrictions on the ISP side or frequency band incompatibility etc. Easiest way is to switch off all firewall and other unused features on the ISP modem, ...
by r00t
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz
Replies: 68
Views: 10831

Re: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz

All 60GHz stuff mikrotik released so far is compatible and you can connect them together as you like.
by r00t
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: B951Ui-2HnD Board repair
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: B951Ui-2HnD Board repair

Best way is to have both broken and working board on you desk at the same time, so you can measure on both and see what's working and what's not, comparing voltages at the various ICs. Then check all the voltages on capacitors. If one is missing, try to trace it on a PCB... if the trace is broken, y...
by r00t
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spectral scanning in dual band devices
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Spectral scanning in dual band devices

Actually, the wifiwave2 contains spectral scan kernel module - it's just not used for anything (yet?). But main limitation is the version of the radio chipset, AFAIK you have to pay more for advanced version that supports features like spectral scan, phase constellation view and TDMA/GPS timesync an...
by r00t
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 42982

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

I really hope will will see new beta with some fixes sooner than later... there's just so many bugs that make beta3 really hard to use, even for testing.
by r00t
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spectral scanning in dual band devices
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Spectral scanning in dual band devices

According to this block diagram it's single dual-band AC radio: https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_files/Metal_52_ac_190358.png For comparison, here is block diagram for wAP AC (which have very similar HW compared to Metal) and you can clearly see dual radios: https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_files/RBwAPG-5HacT...
by r00t
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spectral scanning in dual band devices
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Spectral scanning in dual band devices

Metal 52ac does have ac radio so it doesn't support spectrum scan.
by r00t
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best point to point protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Best point to point protocol

On 802.11n radios, nstreme seems to be best for p2p, high throughput and low latency. As long as channel is clean and without interference. "lost connection, not polled for too long" means you have some interference on the channel and this really causes problems for nstreme. nv2 is more ro...
by r00t
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coaxial Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Coaxial Adapter

Yeah, this will not work. What will happen is one of the radios will be transmitting while other one is receiving. They will probably survive this, but there is no amount of filtering on normal boards that can reject another transmitter on nearby frequency. To combine multiple radios like this, you ...
by r00t
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Quectel EC25-AF MBIM has internal error
Replies: 29
Views: 5214

Re: Quectel EC25-AF MBIM has internal error

Quectel is really PITA to work with. When I asked for firmware about a year ago, they told me to sign an NDA and mail it to them, otherwise they will give me nothing. Awesome... I just returned the module to the seller because I don't have time for such shenanigans. I guess they want sellers of prod...
by r00t
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Stealthy operation on LAN
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Stealthy operation on LAN

On bridge, set STP protocol to none.
Also disable auto time zone and cloud time sync and internet detect, as these are other sources of unwanted traffic.
by r00t
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using 2 chains to increase coverage?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Using 2 chains to increase coverage?

yes and best would be to use different polarization for each chain
if you have two antennas on both AP and client, simply rotate one 90 degrees to get different polarization.
by r00t
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 42982

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

I really hope there will be new v7 beta released soon (say in ~1 month) that fixes all these small bugs... it would be rather bad having to wait another 6 months for next version.
Right now this beta is too broken to be even tested properly...
by r00t
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QCA9984 not work on x86
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: QCA9984 not work on x86

wow, these are some really nice cards, for $17 this is real bargain!
Btw I just checked the routeros-x86-6.48.npk and it does have kernel modules for qca9984_pci.ko so not sure why it's not working. Maybe it wants different PCI ID? I guess only Mikrotik support will know what's going on...
by r00t
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: REST
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: REST

pe1chl: Completely agree. At minimum, there should be a first paragraph on every page listing versions of ROS each page is relevant to. With big differences between 6.x and 7.x it's quite important to know. But also for features added to 6.x there should always be note of minimum ROS version, differ...
by r00t
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN with TUN interface [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: VPN with TUN interface [SOLVED]

Haven't tried this myself, but OpenVPN can execute some commands on connection, so should be possible to use netsh.exe to create the firewall rule on connect.
Or telling windows the TAP interface is "home network" may also work.
by r00t
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: why single chain? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: why single chain? [SOLVED]

Yes, this is very annoying. Many notebooks have 802.11ac card that have only one chain. I actually replaced some NB cards to rather have two chains in 802.11n as that results in better signal and speeds in real world use than just single 802.11ac chain. Only recent notebook models with wave2 (or eve...
by r00t
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

So this means only difference is that with native ROS license you can use wireless package otherwise it's same as CHR ?
I can confirm routeros-7.1beta3.npk package contains all normal wireless drivers, thankfully they are still present.
by r00t
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2
Replies: 40
Views: 5352

Re: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2

I'm just trying to brainstorm some ways to get it running. Yes, I have analyzed the package quite a lot, so while I can't be sure about used compiler options, I can see some details that may not be normally visible, like that debug info. And I agree with you, removing any debug information will make...
by r00t
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2
Replies: 40
Views: 5352

Re: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2

You can't modify packages, they are digitally signed and will not install if you change them in any way. But I agree it's clearly possible to make much smaller new wifi package. Also the RAM requirement can be lowered by using smaller buffers. The default sizes are optimized to get absolute maximum ...
by r00t
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 replace 2.4Ghz board with Wave 2 capable PCIe?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: RB4011 replace 2.4Ghz board with Wave 2 capable PCIe?

You can unpack the wave2 wifi package with 7zip to see supported Qualcomm chipsets: IPQ4019 IPQ6018 IPQ8074 QCA9888 QCA9984 Now all the IPQ are integrated CPU with radio, so not what you want. So only QCA9888 QCA9984 are valid choices you should look for. This still doesn't guarantee you that any PC...
by r00t
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 42982

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

Stable has usage about 60Mb and this version is just raising up with no limits.
That looks like a memory leak. When it gets really high, make supout file and send it to the support. They should be able to find the culprit and fix it.
by r00t
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3318

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Reason is probably FCC or other similar regulator spotted "antenna gain" to be adjustable in one of the Mikrotik boxes with internal antennas and went full "YOU CAN'T LET USERS DO THAT!!!" and so Mikrotik removed/hidden it from GUI. I'm fine with that, as long as there is new fea...
by r00t
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering implementation?
Replies: 74
Views: 24442

Re: Band Steering implementation?

And on what devices will that be able to run? Only the ac2 devices? Or also the 'older' mipsbe Netmetals and RB922's? It's currently only for latest ARM devices with 256MB RAM and 128MB of flash. So only Audience and AC^3 and other newest products, nothing else. Devices with 16MB of flash will like...
by r00t
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Winbox over Serial Port?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Winbox over Serial Port?

Actually, it is possible to run IP over serial but it's quite an ugly hack: 1) Disable console on the serial port so port is unused 2) Setup PPP server on the serial port in null-modem mode, fully configure it 3) On windows PC you add a null-modem, then set up the new dial up connection (number does...
by r00t
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3318

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Altering "All rates fixed" power level is the wrong way to do this. That's why there was "Card rates" option instead, but that stopped working with 802.11ac hardware. Why is "All rates fixed" bad? Let me explain: 802.11 uses various modulations, from classic BPSK/QPSK t...
by r00t
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3318

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

i've been asking multiple times about Spectral scan, i want that features to be implemented on 5 mhz
Spectral scan is function of wireless radio chip. Mikrotik uses the cheapest versions of the chip that simply can't do it, no amount of software can fix that.
by r00t
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 42982

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

Looks like most 802.11ac products will never be able to run this new wireless package. Sad. I think it might be possible to port it to different architecture than ARM, but memory and especially flash requirements are most limiting. Getting it to work with 128MB RAM might be doable after some optimiz...
by r00t
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 141
Views: 54355

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

Beamforming is done by changing phase of the transmitted signal going into multiple antennas. That way it's possible to make all the transmitted copies of signal add exactly at the spot where client is receiving. This technology itself is antenna type agnostic. Patch antennas and arrays of phased pa...
by r00t
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Wireless Scan - help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Wireless Scan - help needed

You can try something like this: 1) read number of packets/bytes from interface stats 2) wait 10 s 3) read it again, compute difference 4) If lower than X (some threshold you will have to choose) run the scan But if your hardware can do it, use background scan. It can run in the background without a...
by r00t
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: how to mount pigtail antenna end on routerboard enclosure?

Just drill small hole for SMA there somewhere.
by r00t
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 60
Views: 23947

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

Nothing changed, it's still completely non-existent in Mikrotik universe...
by r00t
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 5G hardware ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: 5G hardware ideas?

Just a quick note regarding the NGFF to MiniPCIe converter board, make sure you buy and use one that does have SIM pins connected. Some cheap ones doesn't have them connected and so modem will see no SIM card, even if it's inserted in the routerboard. Pinouts for both connectors are available so you...
by r00t
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13804

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

But it's a valid point to have Cube with 1GbE and no 5GHz backup, because not every time you need it. Sure, it's nice to have backup but in the end price is also important and currently we have: Cube Lite60 $69 Cube 60G ac $124.00 That's quite a price increase if all you need is Gigabit port. Cube 6...
by r00t
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!
Replies: 387
Views: 97222

Re: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!

Yes, it's not intuitive at all since Mikrotik decided to use same version numbering for routerboot and ROS. Before that, routerboot had it's own version number so it was easy to see if something changed or not and if it's really worth updating it. But now they keep version numbers in sync with ROS, ...
by r00t
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain
Replies: 32
Views: 1866

Re: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain

While other vendors are adding 802.11ax and more chains, MIkrotik is proudly presenting AP with less chains that's not even wave2 compatible in 2020,
with added bonus of having same naming as original, so you will never know what you may get from the distributor.

great job, well done.
by r00t
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!
Replies: 387
Views: 97222

Re: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!

Yes. Don't block the release just because one platform can't boot. It's still in BETA stage so such things can be expected to happen. Release it so new features can be tested and debugged while you are working on the TILE to boot again.
by r00t
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac² reset button solder points
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: hAP ac² reset button solder points

Test the PCB pads with multimeter in continuity/resistance mode. They will be wired in pairs and one pair will be ground (the button pulls the GPIO to the ground).
On your photo pad 1 is very likely GPIO pin as I can see filtering capacitor on it. So my guess is switch connect 1,2 (gpio) to 3,4 (gnd).
by r00t
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13804

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

Re-using the name and model number when the hardware is so completely different is also not great. Now I have no idea if I order from a distributor if I get the old or new model, which is important if I want 3 chain 5 GHz, or want to run OpenWRT (the new model is likely unsupported for now). Exactl...
by r00t
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik as Spectrum Analyzer [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: MikroTik as Spectrum Analyzer [SOLVED]

That's just WIFI scanner, not spectrum analyzer. It can only see WIFI signals that are supported by your wlan card.
Spectrum analyzer can see interference like microwave ovens, alarms, Bluetooth and other devices that coexist with WIFI in ISM band.
by r00t
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik as Spectrum Analyzer [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: MikroTik as Spectrum Analyzer [SOLVED]

See this topic: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=167044 In shot, there is no spectral scan supported on all newer Mikrotik products, so you have to use either old Mikrotik 802.11n box or Ubiquity hw for the job. Other options are also available, but far too expensive (RF spectrum a...
by r00t
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bricked RBM33G
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Bricked RBM33G

Connect serial null-modem cable to see what's happening during boot.
by r00t
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.6 [stable] is released!
Replies: 39
Views: 7940

Re: v6.47.6 [stable] is released!

Make sure you also disable "time zone autodetect" in System/Clock, otherwise router will still contact cloud for that.
by r00t
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 + mPCI-E to USB adapter card?
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Re: RB4011 + mPCI-E to USB adapter card?

I see what you mean, just adapter that routes USB pins to USB connector, not actual USB controller. But I don't think these are connected in RB4011, it may only have the PCIe pins connected, not USB. Can you see the new device in system/resources/usb when plugged in? If yes, then it works but ROS do...
by r00t
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 damaged after upgrade to 6.47 stable
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: RB1200 damaged after upgrade to 6.47 stable

Once I updated 5.x to 6.x on RB600 and it worked but web interface stayed the same (with old brown-ish webpage) but not functional, webfig would not work, but winbox was fine and worked well. Still ended up netinstalling it just in case...
by r00t
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 + mPCI-E to USB adapter card?
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Re: RB4011 + mPCI-E to USB adapter card?

ROS doesn't have drivers for regular USB controllers, so it will see the pci-e device but will not be able to use it. I have used "mining" adapter from mini-PCIe to regular PCIe slot and tried various PCI-E cards I had on hand (usb controllers, wlans, serial port adapters, network cards, s...
by r00t
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 30Mile PTP Link
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: 30Mile PTP Link

You will need all the gain you can get... I'd use LDF with 1m offset dishes. it's cheaper solution than QRT or Dynadishes and you get much more gain and regulations-breaking power you may or may not care about...
by r00t
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HWMPplus / WDS mesh
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: HWMPplus / WDS mesh

First of all make sure you choose right hardware. The Groove is not a good choice, as it's single chain only, right from the start you have half the bandwidth of 2x2 link. In scenario you describe, I would not use WDS or meshing at all. Instead, build a high capacity backbone with 60GHz gear (wAPs c...
by r00t
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik 60ghz Terragraph
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

Re: Mikrotik 60ghz Terragraph

If there ever was reason to hack and run modified ROS firmware, this would be it!
by r00t
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What MT boxes can support spectral scan? - Cheap spectrum analyzer instead? [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: What MT boxes can support spectral scan? - Cheap spectrum analyzer instead? [SOLVED]

yes, connect the omni antenna or you can get some model with integrated antenna etc. Then POE injector and short cable and you are set. I haven't tried this myself, but there are 5V->12V boost modules, so it might be possible to even run it from power from single USB 3.0 port (probably not 500mA fro...
by r00t
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What MT boxes can support spectral scan? - Cheap spectrum analyzer instead? [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: What MT boxes can support spectral scan? - Cheap spectrum analyzer instead? [SOLVED]

Cheapest solution is to buy used ubiquity gear and use that. Something like M5 bullet with airview sw does everything you need and can be had very cheaply. As for these spectrum analyzers you linked, they are pretty much useless. Sweep rates are bad and sensitivity sucks. None of these is worth mone...
by r00t
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac³
Replies: 31
Views: 3842

Re: hAP ac³

Interesting. There doesn't seems to be missing many SMDs around mini-PciE slot, might be fun experiment to solder it in and see if it actually works. It may as it just needs power and pci-e lanes that should be coming directly from CPU.
by r00t
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 97 (September 2020)
Replies: 86
Views: 15791

Re: Newsletter 97 (September 2020)

hAP ac³ is not bad, but home AP market is really competitive and at $100 you can get more chains, working MU-MIMO or 2.5/5GbE ports. But nice to see more than 16MB of flash! Also bit disappointed by lack of 60GHz gear with SFP. I was hoping to see some new 60GHz gear announced. I see you are adding ...
by r00t
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CubeG-5ac60ad e Wireless Wire nRAY ETA?
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: CubeG-5ac60ad e Wireless Wire nRAY ETA?

Lessons learned when working with Mikrotik: Never plan to use any future/unreleased hardware that's just announced. It may take year(s) or more from when device is announced and before it's available for purchase. And it's getting even worse this year, be it COVID or something else. Also never trust...
by r00t
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60ghz link up/down several times a day
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: 60ghz link up/down several times a day

More importantly, what ROS version are you using? Try long-term or older stable version like 6.46.6
by r00t
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60ghz link unstable
Replies: 19
Views: 3822

Re: 60ghz link unstable

download latest stable ROS version and install it
if it doesn't help, download long-term release and install that one (have to enable downgrade)
if still having problems, try 6.45.9 mentioned above or 6.46.5
by r00t
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.7 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 45
Views: 11563

Re: v6.46.7 [long-term] is released!

Updated 5G gear, so far no issues. Not upgrading any 60G radios until it's confirmed to be safe and working without any issues. Currently don't have any spare hardware to do the testing either...
by r00t
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.3 [stable] is released!
Replies: 50
Views: 11397

Re: v6.47.3 [stable] is released!

Obvious questions perhaps: a) but should I downgrade? and b) if the consensus is yes, can some share a link instructions on the simplest way give Winbox won't let you No, you can't. Chateau requires ROS v7.x and can't be downgraded to 6.x. That's right, Mikrotik sells a device with beta (behaves mo...
by r00t
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433 Capacitors
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: RB433 Capacitors

c811 = 330uF 35V
c826,c830,c841 = 680uF 6.3V
by r00t
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBM11G pin headers
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: RBM11G pin headers

The pin header on the left is 3.3V UART.
Other header is probably JTAG debugging port for the CPU.
by r00t
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LDF LTE 6 worse or no signal when used with a dish
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: LDF LTE 6 worse or no signal when used with a dish

Yes, I mean BTS or cell tower antennas for LTE. It would be the same for WIFI, the pointing is the same for any signals, be it wifi/LTE/satellite. Azimuth is easy. For elevation, you either mount the dish normal way and point it "looking" to the ground or mount it upside down. Search "...
by r00t
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: REQUEST: Support i2c SFP/SFP+ Secuential SingleByte Reads to obtain transceiver details from EEPROM
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: REQUEST: Support i2c SFP/SFP+ Secuential SingleByte Reads to obtain transceiver details from EEPROM

This could be very useful to pull custom data from SFPs. It's clear Mikrotik can't just add support for statistics that every SFP on the market provides, so it's important to have a generic way of access. Memory dump is one way, but it's not script/automation friendly. Read command would be much bet...
by r00t
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cAP AC Bricked - Unsuccessful recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: cAP AC Bricked - Unsuccessful recovery

Are the LEDs blinking only when LAN port have a link or any time it powers up with just power? (if they blink even without a ethernet link, it might be HW failure... if it negotiates ethernet it's at least doing something and CPU should be running) When connected to a PC with direct cable, run wires...
by r00t
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 blinking
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: RB450 blinking

You can also check all power rails with multimeter if they are stable or even better with a scope (transients can be too short for a multimeter). Usually if power supply was faulty, it would not even try to boot (if one of the voltage is just missing, CPU will do nothing at all). Instead of removing...
by r00t
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: NetDuma
Replies: 10
Views: 4784

Re: NetDuma

Their upgrade instructions are quite weird: http://support.netduma.com/support/solu ... m-or-lower
Also firmware download link goes to dropbox. And yes, file is encrypted.
by r00t
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 blinking
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: RB450 blinking

Agree, years ago I fixed many RB450 (and RB4xx in general) by just replacing all caps. Even if they don't look bulging, it's worth a try. Weird flashing LEDs or "dim" looking LEDs are typical symptoms. Yours seems to be in a reset-loop, maybe because power supply just can't deliver require...
by r00t
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox v3.24 released!
Replies: 106
Views: 60515

Re: Winbox v3.24 released!

For ludvik:
The memory leak is probably happening only for one specific type of window/data. You can try to find which one it is by slowly increasing amount of winbox windows you have open until memory starts going up...
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wi-fi and Iphone = problem
Replies: 91
Views: 76867

Re: Mikrotik wi-fi and Iphone = problem

If someone has an AC2 you're better running OpenWRT, it works out of the box with all kinds of WiFi clients unlike ROS. Just a fair warning for anyone considering to try this: Flashing OpenWRT to NAND flash will wipe ROS license from the device and replace bootloader, so it will not be possible to ...
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT low wifi performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Re: RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT low wifi performance

You can give OpenWRT a try Just a fair warning if you try this: Flashing OpenWRT to NAND flash will wipe ROS license from the device and replace bootloader, so it will not be possible to go back. But it's possible to test it by loading it just to RAM, as long as you don't touch the flash memory it'...
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r/k, Band Steering
Replies: 49
Views: 12831

Re: 802.11r/k, Band Steering

Btw OpenWRT for the hAP ac2 already has MU-MIMO, MU-Beamforming, airtime fairness (AQL), 802.11r and 802.11k/v Meanwhile at Mikrotik: zzzZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz W A K E U P !! Also it seems like development have really slowed down over the summer. It's been over a month since...
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox v3.24 released!
Replies: 106
Views: 60515

Re: Winbox v3.24 released!

About the memory use, well, of course, if Winbox is displaying something, it will take up memory. I don't suggest use of Winbox for monitoring. It is a configuration tool, use SNMP for monitoring. Oh cmon.... there is clearly memory leak somewhere in winbox if it starts with 80MB and gets to 700MB ...
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 use on non-Mikrotik devices
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: NV2 use on non-Mikrotik devices

NV2 is proprietary to Mikrotik, so you can't use any other hardware.
But you can use mAP that's USB powered as network adapter (power it from USB port, connect to LAN) .That will work if your network is on 2.4GHz... if you need 5GHz, then dual-band hAP will do the job.
by r00t
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB411 reactivation...
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: RB411 reactivation...

Just netinstall latest ROS stable version to it. There is no reason why CPU should be too high, RB411 runs perfectly fine with latest ROS version. It may have been hacked, so always better to netinstall hardware you buy used. If you only use RB411 for bridge + wifi, it's fine for 100Mbit/s link. For...
by r00t
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Sharing my mkdir (make directory) method [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Sharing my mkdir (make directory) method [SOLVED]

How hard it could be for Mikrotik to just add "mkdir" command, even if just for console...?! Done in 5 minutes or less...
This functionality have been requested for years. Having to use above methods for something so trivial and basic is just sad.
by r00t
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LDF LTE 6 worse or no signal when used with a dish
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: LDF LTE 6 worse or no signal when used with a dish

When using large dish like this it's important to point it EXACTLY at the base station antenna. The beamwidth will be just a degree or two, so being off just a little bit will result in poor signal. Also the dish is a offset dish, so you have to account for that angle offset (for ground links you ha...
by r00t
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help on Restoring RouterOS on RB951G-2HnD
Replies: 31
Views: 6904

Re: Help on Restoring RouterOS on RB951G-2HnD

Your flash/NAND have been completely replaced, including bootloader. So you can't enter netinstall mode. The MTD layout on your kernel boot doesn't even include space for reserved mikrotik blocks that contain factory calibration and bootloader settings. They were wiped when you installed OpenWRT and...
by r00t
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LDF LTE6 100mbit ethernet port?
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: LDF LTE6 100mbit ethernet port?

Getting used Huawei outdoor modem like B2338 is not only cheaper, but it's also LTE CAT12 and powers over gigabit ethernet (50V passive POE over data lines).
Mikrotik LTE6 stuff is only good when your data plan is limited for <100Mbit/s or you don't need more.
by r00t
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LDF 6 .... Anybody find a reflector yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: LDF 6 .... Anybody find a reflector yet?

It's just generic "how to use" picture with generic white satellite tv dish... by the size it looks like 60cm. Any sat tv shop sells them...
by r00t
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any hands on experience - Net Metal 3x3 chain
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Any hands on experience - Net Metal 3x3 chain

3x3 antennas aren't common because it's hard to make them. For 2 chains it's easy, you have two polarizations. But for 3, adding another "slanted" element will not work well. There needs to be some difference between all chains, either by different polarizations or spatially. Proper way is...
by r00t
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB5011
Replies: 40
Views: 12244

Re: RB5011

I like your Design 2, would buy it, if price was right... Only thing I would add is at least one mini-pcie slot, it's about $1 in BOM cost and it would make it much more versatile (could add WIFI, LTE, LoRA, ...) Probably worth even for cheaper Design 1, cost is minimal... and then it can easily be ...
by r00t
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 backward compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: 802.11 backward compatibility

All 802.11n radios must also support 802.11b modulations, so they are backward compatible (can send and receive older modulation as well). As (de)modulator design uses quadrature mixer and all signals are generated/processed digitally (using FFT for OFDM), switching between modulations is done on-ch...
by r00t
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik RB4011 and a mini pci slot [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: MikroTik RB4011 and a mini pci slot [SOLVED]

If there are no USB pins connected, only pci-e, then that GLYN card will not work . Actually almost all LTE cards communicate over USB, so none will work. As RB4011 doesn't even have USB connector (WHY? CPU supports it!!!) you are completely out of luck. In theory you could still get mini pcie card ...
by r00t
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik RB4011 and a mini pci slot [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: MikroTik RB4011 and a mini pci slot [SOLVED]

For LTE you can use cheap $6 adapter from ebay (search for "ngff to mini pcie 4G sim") that turns M.2 modem into MiniPCI-E and does have SIM card slot on it. Using it in my notebook with Huawei ME906 and works flawlessly...
by r00t
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 60
Views: 23947

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

Remember the times when Mikrotik was innovating and using recent hardware and their best software expertise to introduce killer features like NSTREME or NSTREME dual? There was no competition at that time, being able to push 100MBit/s over wifi was just awesome. But then they probably started cuttin...
by r00t
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IPQ4000L firmware: Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: IPQ4000L firmware: Origin?

If you mean firmware as the bootloader, it's probably custom Mikrotik code with some OEM parts. And it only initializes the platform, things like memory timings, PCIe timings etc. Bootloader contains NO firmware for peripherals like LTE modem or WIFI chipset. Then there is WIFI and LTE chipset firmw...
by r00t
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 147
Views: 62381

Re: v6.47.1 [stable] is released!

Made big mistake by installing latest stable version on 60GHz link before installing it. It was completely impossible to point it correctly at 1100m link. Reported used sector kept jumping randomly around, MCS going up and down for no apparent reason as well, even without touching the LHG at all. Fi...
by r00t
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: this chip seems to be blown... what is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: this chip seems to be blown... what is it?

If it just failed open, you can replace it and the RB should work again. But if it failed shorted, sending POE voltage into CPU and other circuits that should run at 3.3V... RB is dead. As it's just DC-DC converter, you can simply desolder it, then find smoothing capacitor on it's output (see exampl...
by r00t
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help locating/identifying unknown Mikrotik device
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: help locating/identifying unknown Mikrotik device

Check the ip/neighbors on router for full details this device is sending: there should be name of the board, name of the device, assigned IPs, license ID, name of interface, uptime... If speedtest server is enabled on the device, you can try running speedtest and then locating it based on packet cou...
by r00t
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is/Would be there support for client roaming (802.11k,802.11r,802.11v,802.11w) ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Is/Would be there support for client roaming (802.11k,802.11r,802.11v,802.11w) ...

Don't buy Mikrotik if you need these features. Sadly it's that simple...
by r00t
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 147
Views: 62381

Re: v6.47.1 [stable] is released!

Because the Qualcomm system-on-a-chip designs used for many MT products which hardware limit of max 16 MB SPI flash. It's possible to use small boot SPI flash and then store main filesystem on bigger SPI flash accessed using linux SPI driver. But Mikrotik keeps doing the same stupid 16MB thing even...
by r00t
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r/k, Band Steering
Replies: 49
Views: 12831

Re: 802.11r/k, Band Steering

Mikrotik is not WIFI4EU compliant and they are likely losing a lot of money thanks to it. Competitors like Ubiquity are advertising hard they are compliant... it's clear advantage for them and they are making money on it. But Mikrotik doesn't seems to care... What's even worse is not a single Mikrot...
by r00t
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Used equipment and licensing question
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Used equipment and licensing question

Most importantly: Mikrotik licenses are bound to the hardware. For most devices this simply means device itself, but for x86 it's HDD, SSD or USB key where ROS was installed. You can replace original license by purchasing new one for the same hardware ID and when entered, it will replace old one. On...
by r00t
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47 [stable] is released!
Replies: 349
Views: 107646

Re: v6.47 [stable] is released!

*) port - removed serial console port on hEX S; - How can I re-enable the "serial console" manually on hEX S, if it has been disabled in 6.47 please? - Why has it been disabled in 6.47 on the hEX S? +1... there is NO GOOD REASON to do this. Same for all other boards with UART pins on boar...
by r00t
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Linux WOOBM - FTDI Chip, Null Modem Cable USB - USB NMC-2.5M - FT232RL
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Re: Linux WOOBM - FTDI Chip, Null Modem Cable USB - USB NMC-2.5M - FT232RL

"port - removed serial console port on hEX S" this is real shame (Why Mikrotik keeps preventing you from recovering devices using UART connection?!), but it ONLY affects on board UART pads. Not WOOBM or USB converters, they are still supported on all hardware with USB ports.
by r00t
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?

This should work, you are not doing anything wrong. Mikrotik can see the serial port but for some reason doesn't want to enable console on it... this never happened to me.
by r00t
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?

First make sure USB adapter is plugged in and visible in system/ports, you can also set baudrate and other options there.
Then go to system/console and add console on that port. This will be remembered as long as you plug in same USB adapter to the same USB port.
by r00t
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installation Blocker on using Mikrotik X86 (non CHR)
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Installation Blocker on using Mikrotik X86 (non CHR)

First try the latest v7 beta version, it does have Linux kernel that's current and should have drivers for latest hardware. See https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161980 As for installing ROS, I found it easiest to boot ISO in vmware where I also share host device where I want to ins...
by r00t
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hex POE Bricked
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Hex POE Bricked

"dim lights" usually mean voltage problems, in that case you will not get any link on LAN ports, so there is no way to fix this using software. There are UART pads on the PCB, you can connect 3.3V UART to USB adapter (or logic analyzer or scope) and see if you get anything on TX pin (there...
by r00t
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz
Replies: 68
Views: 10831

Re: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz

It's still 802.11ad, compatible with all other 60GHz products. Same frequency range. For $298.00.
by r00t
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hap AC2 bootloop
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Re: Hap AC2 bootloop

Sindy: Yes, that works but with some serious caveats: 1) You have to prepare it beforehand, insert the USB to serial adapter and spawn login console on it. If you don't do that and then lock yourself out, ROS will detect USB port but not spawn login on it. Only if you use (or spoof USB VID/PID of) W...
by r00t
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hap AC2 bootloop
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Re: Hap AC2 bootloop

In the days of RB4xx, you could easily hook up serial port and recover the board. But not anymore, when they released RB7xx, they purposefully disabled ANY UART access. No boot loader menu, no way to recover bricked RBs anymore. If netinstall doesn't work for some reason, you can throw it in the bin...
by r00t
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.0beta8 [development] is released!
Replies: 180
Views: 69104

Re: v7.0beta8 [development] is released!

Anyone seeing same increased amount of flash writes as seen for v6.47? Or does that not affect ROS 7?
My test results are kind of inconclusive... not sure if it's higher than before or not.
by r00t
Thu May 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 5993

Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]

If only ROS output normal Linux boot messages during startup, so you would actually know what's happening.... oh well...
by r00t
Thu May 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard RBM33G Wi-Fi mini PCI-E card
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Routerboard RBM33G Wi-Fi mini PCI-E card

Only Qualcomm / Atheros cards are supported (like AR93xx,AR94xx,AR95xx, QCA95xx, QCA98xx, QCA6300) but only original Mikrotik cards are officially supported.
If you find non-Mikrotik card with exactly same radio chipset as used in MIkrotik one, it will likely work....
by r00t
Tue May 19, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 269
Views: 130874

Re: v6.47beta [testing] is released!

By the way, I kind of gotten used to the new icon-set, but it appears terribly low quality. I think they made same mistake many software developers make when implementing high-DPI-aware application: They made a new icons once in much higher resolution and then simply scaled the bitmap to get smalle...
by r00t
Sat May 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: UI/UX On WinBox
Replies: 23
Views: 4807

Re: UI/UX On WinBox

Cha0s, this is pointless... There will always be someone trying to advocate for looks over functionality. But where things go really bad is when company prioritizes looks and doesn't listen to users at all. Just look at what's Microsoft doing, they completely wiped out all proper GUI design from the...
by r00t
Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 5993

Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]

Or You can download netinstall-7.0beta5 and install via PXE boot (feature added as of 7.0beta5).
PXE boot: That's really nice to have, it makes installing on remote system much more easier.
by r00t
Wed May 13, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 5993

Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]

I just tried and I was able to make bootable USB flash with beta5 like this: 1) Start mikrotik netinstall v7.0beta4 : http://www.mikrotik-software.de/downloads/netinstall-7.0beta4.zip 2) Then download beta5 npk, put it into new directory, select it in netinstall 3) Select USB flash drive in drive li...
by r00t
Fri May 08, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 5993

Re: Is it possible to install 7.0 beta on an x86 server [SOLVED]

You can try installing 6.x, then updating to 7.x beta. Doing this on USB flash drive or HDD hooked up to USB using SATA to USB adapter works well. And you can do it using any PC or notebook (which ROS 6.x will have drivers for and can boot from USB). Or using vmware, it will boot 6.x ISO to install ...
by r00t
Fri May 08, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Updated btest.exe available for download
Replies: 16
Views: 11311

Re: Updated btest.exe available for download

I have no firewall software, not even the windows one, double checked it's turned off and disabled on all interfaces. Also used process explorer to see what ports is btest.exe using and it does have no open or listening ports when it should be running. Never mind, found the culprit: Some other SW ha...
by r00t
Fri May 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Updated btest.exe available for download
Replies: 16
Views: 11311

Re: Updated btest.exe available for download

Small update: Local Tx and Remote Tx speeds just must not be grayed out. If you set them to 0 bps, btest will automatically ramp up the rate and now everything works. Also tried using the server feature in btest, but router can't connect to it, no matter if using UDP or TCP. Going to server tab, che...
by r00t
Fri May 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Updated btest.exe available for download
Replies: 16
Views: 11311

Re: Updated btest.exe available for download

Nice to see this tool updated, it's really handy! However after a quick test, it doesn't seems like it's working correctly: If local Tx/Remote Tx speeds are not set, it will just not do anything (if using direction=receive): 1.png If direction is set to send, it starts sending data but at very low r...
by r00t
Fri May 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: UI/UX On WinBox
Replies: 23
Views: 4807

Re: UI/UX On WinBox

Hello Dear,
This has to be a troll...

Or totally confused marketing person pushing their deadly ideas, trying to destroy yet another software that just works...
by r00t
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RBDisc-5nD - Broken lids
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: RBDisc-5nD - Broken lids

You are not alone with this issue. Seems like this is either bad batch with weak or damaged plastic or common problem for all Mikrotik Disc antennas. See this previous topic: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=134594 You can try to RMA them if they are still under warranty (but might...
by r00t
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product Request: Coax SFP
Replies: 6
Views: 3749

Re: Product Request: Coax SFP

MOCA SFP would be cool, often you have coax wires already installed in the buildings and being able to use them for gigabit LAN could save a lot of money, if price would be right. The DISH adapters are super cheap, but only 100Mbit/s. But existing gigabit MOCA hardware is quite expensive, it's still...
by r00t
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: 20km Point-to-Point 5HPacD2HPnD-XL or LHGXL52ac has 5dBi less gain due to antenna construction dual band design
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: 20km Point-to-Point 5HPacD2HPnD-XL or LHGXL52ac

It's not the voltage, these will happily work down to 12V...
by r00t
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: My Mikrotik RouterBOARD 433 doesn't work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: My Mikrotik RouterBOARD 433 doesn't work?

If the CPU is getting really hot, it's probably fried and not recoverable. This sometimes happen when switching PSU fails and puts full input voltage (12V) to the CPU. It may also have bad capacitors, you can try replacing all the big electrolytic ones for a test and then try using RS232 console cab...
by r00t
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB4011.......... How many Chains? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 4819

Re: RB4011.......... How many Chains? [SOLVED]

Chains = MIMO antennas They are all always connected to one radio and one wlan interface per band (4 for 5GHz radio, 2 for 2GHz radio). To use all the chains, you also need client that is capable of it (have same or higher number of MIMO antennas). And no, by creating virtual AP you can't split the ...
by r00t
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spontaneous reboots
Replies: 22
Views: 5360

Re: Spontaneous reboots

It might be hardware issue, software issue or a combination of both... no one knows, Mikrotik isn't telling us any details either. Sadly this is "business as usual" here. Some products are clear "lemons"... never ending RB4011 issues, flapping ports on RB3011, ... only "fix&...
by r00t
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Install MK on Slave HD with netinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: Install MK on Slave HD with netinstall

I used cheap USB 2 SATA adapter before and it worked. ROS can also be installed and booted from USB flash drive. If you can't boot it, it might be BIOS setting (UEFI vs. legacy, HDD controller being IDE/SATA/AHCI/...), or ROS not having driver for the disk controller or some required chipset device....
by r00t
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mini PC With Intel nic I211AT
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Mini PC With Intel nic I211AT

If the driver is not in ROS, your only option it to contact support and try to persuade them enough so it's added... good luck with that. There is also small possibility beta version of ROS 7 may have the driver, you can try installing it to USB key (so you don't mess up your existing SSD) and test ...
by r00t
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: invalid upgrade file id RB 1100AHX2
Replies: 1
Views: 1994

Re: invalid upgrade file id RB 1100AHX2

You want to boot over ethernet, not upgrade firmware. Firmware is like BIOS, that's not the ROS/netinstall.
In menu select boot device and change it to boot from ethernet only. Then do the netinstall and after it set it back to boot from NAND.
by r00t
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to raise "upgradeable to"?
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: How to raise "upgradeable to"?

Last ROS for mipsle is 6.33.5 released 2016-01-13: http://www.mikrotik-software.de/downloa ... 6.33.5.zip
by r00t
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPP Daemon exploit open for the last 17 years
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: PPP Daemon exploit open for the last 17 years

in other thread someone said Mikrotik doesn't support Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) for PPP so it should not be affected...
by r00t
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: Support of USB GPIO
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

Re: Feature request: Support of USB GPIO

It works as serial port over USB, so it can be used with ROS. You can send commands from scripts or start up TCP/telnet server that redirects commands to/from the USB serial so it can be used from remote PC. I'm using similar custom boards based on stm32 (which have usb cdc serial implemented in fir...
by r00t
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE out - why do most MikroTik products not follow the standards?
Replies: 24
Views: 9256

Re: POE out - why do most MikroTik products not follow the standards?

For POE injectors, Ubiquity makes a full range including gigabit passive poe at 48V and also 52V (for AirFiber). They are quite cheap and even cheaper second hand. TP-Link also makes some. Or use MikroTik RBGPOE, it is rated 9-48V (and works OK over 50V) and pair it with some decent industrial switc...
by r00t
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE out - why do most MikroTik products not follow the standards?
Replies: 24
Views: 9256

Re: POE out - why do most MikroTik products not follow the standards?

Active POE is mostly active from the power supply side. It first checks for specific resistance and then ramps up the current. That's required for higher power levels, because if other end would be shorted, wiring would be damaged. But the active POE client/powered device usually doesn't have any hi...
by r00t
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 36618

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Not a single Mikrotik hardware uses Cypress or Broadcom wireless chipset, so answer is clearly NO.
by r00t
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Re: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND

Most commonly they are CH340 nowadays (it's so cheap it's everywhere), then Prolific and followed by other brands like FTDI. I have a good experience with red FTDI boards... but just read the description properly and avoid any seller that doesn't clearly declare what chip they use. But they are so c...
by r00t
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Re: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND

yes, that will work. Either USB<>RS232<null-modem-cable>RS232<>USB or get cheap TTL UART modules and connect them together (they are like $1, connect RX to TX on the other one and vice versa).
by r00t
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Re: Use USB port as serial console port on RB851Ui-2ND

You can use any common USB to TTL (or RS232) serial adapter and then spawn console on this port to get console.
Almost all chipsets work (FTDI,Prolific,SiLabs) but from my experience Prolific chips tends to freeze, FTDI seems to be much more reliable.
by r00t
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VPN configuration bypass china firewall
Replies: 11
Views: 3791

Re: VPN configuration bypass china firewall

Bypassing China firewall is getting really hard, you can't use any standard VPN protocol. If traffic looks like SSH, it will be blocked. PPTP? Blocked. OpenVPN? Blocked. You can try running SSTP on HTTPS port to make it look like standard HTTPS, but even that may get blocked by some packet inspectio...
by r00t
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to pass WAN IPs from huawei e3372 to rb750gr3
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: how to pass WAN IPs from huawei e3372 to rb750gr3

You should have left the modems in PPP mode, that way you have more control over IPs and connection overall. Hilink sucks, you have to use modem web interface to set things and never have direct public IP, modem always does NAT.
by r00t
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60ghz products, some clarification?
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: 60ghz products, some clarification?

This is so called "phased array" antenna. Where multiple elements signal phase is adjusted so antenna can be electronically tilted and signal directed into different ways. Number of elements affects the beam width and overall gain, but it can't be directly mapped to a beam width (ie. 6 ele...
by r00t
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BOOTP Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: BOOTP Mikrotik

You only need BOOTP server that gives routerboard an IP. RB will then request file vmlinux from TFTP server (on router IP), downloads it and boots it from RAM. No special options are needed, but kernel must be in ELF format and if required, kernel commandline has to be embedded in ELF section. On wi...
by r00t
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Why to upgrade to V7?
Replies: 3
Views: 3040

Re: Why to upgrade to V7?

V7 is still in beta phase and it's still not known when it will be stable and what features it will have at that point.
So currently it's only good for testing on non-critical equipment and lab use. It does have newer kernel, but many things (like wireless) is still the same as in 6.xx...
by r00t
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 269
Views: 130874

Re: v6.47beta [testing] is released!

Not a fan of a new icons style. Reducing amount of colors and making them all blueish and more flat is IMHO step in a wrong direction. Now 15 icons out of 26 are looking very similar at a first glance. It would be better to have more accented colors so icons are more unique on a first glance... Icon...
by r00t
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS as a basic webserver
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

Re: RouterOS as a basic webserver

There is no webserver in ROS, only hotspot. That's it. Either figure out how to (ab)use it for your purpose or find some completely different solution outside of ROS.
by r00t
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 269
Views: 130874

Re: v6.47beta [testing] is released!

Setting frequency mode to regulatory-domain should not prevent you from changing TX power down (using tx power mode card rates and tx power value), regulatory domain setting should only limit maximum tx power. This is on AR92xx radio, so others may vary...
by r00t
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: x86 Hardware.?
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: x86 Hardware.?

no, license is directly bound to the hard drive. If you format it, it will be lost forever!
Cloning it to a new drive will also not work, that invalidates the license.
If you want to use new drive, you have to buy a new ROS license.
by r00t
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 163
Views: 54229

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

16MB FLASH?!........................................ FACEPALM Seriously, guys.... this is getting ridiculous. Mikrotik have problems fitting ROS into such small space (and it probably means less time is spent on actual development as a result) and yet it STILL releases new devices with such small fl...
by r00t
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik device has been hacked and the hack script disable many things. can't Netinstall. What should I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Re: Mikrotik device has been hacked and the hack script disable many things. can't Netinstall. What should I do?

After reformatting NAND memory, your router can only be neinstalled, all normal OS have been wiped in the process. Look in the documentation for your hardware to see which port you can use to netinstall and use just direct cable from router to your PC, with fixed IP set in windows etc... entire proc...
by r00t
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: x86 Hardware.?
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: x86 Hardware.?

You really have to experiment with different hardware to find cards that are natively supported by x86 version. Intel LAN/SFP+ cards seems to work, but one model may work and other slightly different may not. Have to experiment. No support for newer SATA or RAID controllers and many other stuff, gla...
by r00t
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS as a basic webserver
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

Re: RouterOS as a basic webserver

yes, you can use hotspot server for that, to serve static webpage.
You only have to enable it on selected interface where it should listen to requests and then modify/add required html pages.
It's all described in the wiki...
by r00t
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CVE-2019-3981
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: CVE-2019-3981

Sounds more like an compatibility issue where winbox currently silently downgrades the connection to DH so it can still work with older ROS versions. Solution is simple, release new winbox that warns you before doing so.
by r00t
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: HDMI extender kills Wi-Fi [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: HDMI extender kills Wi-Fi [SOLVED]

The extender probably sends out broadcast packets or some non-standard stuff that floods the LAN so much it's unusable. Solution is to put it into separate VLAN. You can use VLAN filtering rules to direct where these packets will be allowed to go (certainly not WIFI) and even if extender uses some v...
by r00t
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Install RouterOS on Dell PE R720
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Install RouterOS on Dell PE R720

Drivers in ROS are really limited... yes, you can use VM, but please annoy the support just a bit with requests to add the modern HW support in next ROS. It's important that they hear what customers want. Also try ROS 7 before giving up, it might have more drivers than ROS 6.... support for more dri...
by r00t
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 8536

Re: RB411 no ethernet connection

yes, you can use it as wireless extender, there is wizard for that in winbox, but you will lose connectivity in the process so it may not works well... probably good to export your current working configuration so it can be recalled quickly from console if you lose connection... Also this is a good ...
by r00t
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible fix for hAP ac2 rebooting randomly
Replies: 111
Views: 23149

Re: Possible fix for hAP ac2 rebooting randomly

What is the general state of this issue? Have it been officially confirmed to exist by Mikrotik? Or they are still playing the "can not reproduce" game? Maybe best would be to give them one of the rebooting hAPs on MUM (negotiate exchange for a new one... this should be doable) so they can...
by r00t
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 8536

Re: RB411 no ethernet connection

If I run /tool torch interface=ether1 it shows somwthing on TX and TX-PACKETS
If you see only TX increasing and zero for RX, LAN is probably fried...
by r00t
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter January 2020 (#93)
Replies: 26
Views: 24975

Re: MikroTik newsletter January 2020 (#93)

We need new Nstreme-dual protocol for DUAL radios like new netmetal V2 or RBLHGG-5HPacD2HPnD-XL. FULL DUPLEX & separate UL@2.4/DL@5Ghz I don't even try ask for p2mp protocol all know why :lol: but p2p nstreme dual should be possible i think . Yes! Full duplex p2p will be great. Just look at the...
by r00t
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 8536

Re: RB411 no ethernet connection

1) winbox should connect even without valid IP address using MAC protocol, it's enabled by default on RB after configuration reset 2) check that RB is receiving packets from LAN (counters are increasing) and when you try to send some data (like ping) tx counter is also increasing and you can see the...
by r00t
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Super Channel Information [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 4382

Re: Super Channel Information [SOLVED]

Yes, the wifi radio chipset usually supports much wider range of frequencies and can work outside of standard wifi bands. But note that rest of the receive/transmit path may not be optimized for these frequencies, so actual tx power and receive sensitivity may vary greatly... Also it should be clear...
by r00t
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 23053

Re: Audience

Audience uses hardware filters that split the band into lower and upper parts. That way both radios doesn't see each other and have great sensitivity even when both operating in 5GHz band... but you can't change this in any way, it's hard wired. Even if you somehow managed to set frequency outside o...
by r00t
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 8536

Re: RB411 no ethernet connection

you need null modem cable (where rx/tx pins are crossed, ground connected)
by r00t
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 36962

Re: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!

What to do, if I want to cancel upgrade? - Use "/system package update cancel" feature State of pending update with list of packages that will be updated on next reboot has to be clearly visible. Both in winbox and console, maybe even as a warning on user login. Because most admins will j...
by r00t
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 36962

Re: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!

Hopefully this package nonsense will be reverted and forgotten... But what bothers me is that Mikrotik is spending time to develop this feature instead of fixing some usability problems and other stuff that everyone hates for years. For example, why there is no "create directory" command a...
by r00t
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Recent batch PSU Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 3078

Re: Recent batch PSU Failures

Also putting that cap right next to it is quite stupid decision, caps don't like being heated and this one will fail rather quickly if diode next to it gets up to 90 degrees (yikes! that's almost fire hazard, hope the plastic case is not flammable, and in summer add 10-20 degrees more... that's pret...
by r00t
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 36962

Re: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!

Can anyone post reasonable reason why it's important? Verification that file is downloaded is plain strange. If you don't trust the auto-upgrade mechanism, use Fetch, or use other more reliable ways. On any device where reliability is important, auto-update can't be trusted. It will happily downloa...
by r00t
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n force 40mhz channel
Replies: 10
Views: 7040

Re: 802.11n force 40mhz channel

I have never seen any latency issues with 802.11n in 20+40MHz mode. There simply should be no difference between radio receiving/sending 20MHz or 40MHz frames. If you want low latency link, first of all NEVER use nv2 (TDMA it uses adds a lot of latency). For my p2p links in 802.11n I always use NSTR...
by r00t
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 36962

Re: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!

System files have always been hidden / not accessible for a user in RouterOS. Packages are now following the same principle. This is very bad idea! It's extremely important to check that all required packages were downloaded correctly before update. Missing packages may result in completely inacces...
by r00t
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is any alternative of Mikrotik Btest 0.1 for Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Is any alternative of Mikrotik Btest 0.1 for Windows

It's perfecly fine to do btests from router, as long as you keep watch on the router CPU usage to make sure you not limited by that. So btesting from each hop to the next, be it router, AP, outdoor link, etc. is always good practice. If router is used in SOHO environment then there simply is no othe...
by r00t
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is any alternative of Mikrotik Btest 0.1 for Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Is any alternative of Mikrotik Btest 0.1 for Windows

iperf is not a solution as there is no iperf server or client in ROS Mikrotik should release updated btest, it's really handy to be able to speedtest from windows without having to do all tests from hardware to hardware. If there is some reason why it can't be updated, then release just a simple com...
by r00t
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoards and DB9 serial port
Replies: 2
Views: 2769

Re: RouterBoards and DB9 serial port

Routeboard connector is same as on PC (ie. routerboard appears as another "PC", not a device, so you can't connect them directly). So connector on RB is same (male) as on your typical usb to serial adapter (USB to db9 male). What you need is "null modem cable" with two female db9...
by r00t
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and CVE-2020-0601
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Mikrotik and CVE-2020-0601

This only affects Windows 10 and certificate verification by crypt32.dll. So ROS is completely unaffected and only theoretical possibility would be stuff like verifying of automatic winbox updates. But all this is now moot point, it was already patched yesterday by Microsoft and it only impacted Win...
by r00t
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Lora -Internet [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 4209

Re: Lora -Internet [SOLVED]

In rural area, wifi bands are usually nice and clean and you can do long links without problems, just size of the dish (and curvature of the earth) is the limit. LDF units from Mikrotik are great, you can pair them with 2m dishes and make really long links. If terrain is a problem then look for 900M...
by r00t
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please add basic portScan tool ( port scanner scan )
Replies: 57
Views: 23728

Re: Please add basic portScan tool ( port scanner scan )

This should have been implemented long time ago, before adding stuff like Kid Control...
by r00t
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB4011 and RB1100 AHx4 "bricks" randomly
Replies: 198
Views: 39813

Re: RB4011 and RB1100 AHx4 "bricks" randomly

If router is still running, you could try to generate supout by watchdog script that: 1) checks if router can ping some IP that should normally be reachable at all times (gateway, some other LAN device) 2) if not (interfaces are frozen, down, IP not accessible) generate supout 3) reboot the router R...
by r00t
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 23053

Re: Audience

Look at some news from CES, pretty much every network equipment manufacturer there is presenting their own mesh wifi solution. With WIFI6, 4x4 beams, dual radios and latest hardware. Competition will be really strong in this segment and prices will have to come down as well. Meanwhile Mikrotik is st...
by r00t
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Severe port flapping on CRS328-24P-4S+ and CRS317-1G-16S+
Replies: 199
Views: 43814

Re: Severe port flapping on CRS328-24P-4S+ and CRS317-1G-16S+

This is interesting. So the port flapping might be just because of noisy PSU? Should be quite easy to verify, put CRS on external clean linear lab powersupply and see if it fixes the problem, or maybe try adding a few ferrites on the wires from original PSU if that would make a difference.... that i...
by r00t
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall works with any ethernet port ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Netinstall works with any ethernet port ?

Its a RB600A, to boot from a CF is only copy npk file into them ? Then you are really lucky. No, you can't just copy npk to card, you have to extract the netinstall kernel from netinstall.exe and directly write it to special partition on CF card. Here I documented entire process: http://www.r00t.cz...
by r00t
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall works with any ethernet port ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Netinstall works with any ethernet port ?

Routeboards can only netboot from network using ether1. This is limitation of board bios, not netinstall, but result is the same. You have to use ether1 and if it's defective, board is pretty much bricked. On one very specific case I manged to get around this by loading netinstall from CF card (on R...
by r00t
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience 5GHz - channel limitation
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Re: Audience 5GHz - channel limitation

I think band split is caused by hardware filters to make sure both 5GHz radios are well separated and not interfering each other. You can only use ch 36-64 on first radio and 100-165 on second. So 48 + 64 will not work. Max frequency is limited by used radio chipset, there is no specific reason to h...
by r00t
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)
Replies: 57
Views: 14708

Re: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)

Only one single developer from MikroTik "Reinis" knows when he will finish his own implementation of MU-MIMO ...
I really REALLY hope this is not true, that just one developer is responsible for all wireless drivers in ROS.
by r00t
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fine tuned Audience speed
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Fine tuned Audience speed

Interesting.... can you check if it's the AMSDU limit or AMPDU priorities that does it? or combination of both?
by r00t
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 60GHz CPE with a second ethernet port !!! (discussion)
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: 60GHz CPE with a second ethernet port !!! (discussion)

Having two GbE ports would be nice, also good for bonding. Because 60G channel capacity is more than what we can currently utilize (even 1Gb LAN speed is not enough). But instead Mikrotik is releasing products like this Cube with just 100Mb/s LAN... WHY?!! Difference is just a few $ in BOM cost, but...
by r00t
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless errors...
Replies: 27
Views: 11378

Re: Wireless errors...

What a stupid necro of a thread from 2013... like anyone would be running nstreme on his home AP in a first place...
by r00t
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many concurrent wireless users can support?
Replies: 18
Views: 26982

Re: How many concurrent wireless users can support?

Other companies have solutions to move devices that do support 5GHz but still connect to 2.4GHz up to 5GHz, so 2.4GHz is really used only by devices that need it. But there is nothing like this in Mikrotik ROS. It have been requested many times over and over, actual algorithms were presented for YEA...
by r00t
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know if a fully updated Mikrotik Device is going to be vulnerable to this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Re: Does anyone know if a fully updated Mikrotik Device is going to be vulnerable to this?

It's best to use VPN to manage your routers from outside, but if you don't want to, at least do these simple steps: 1) do not use default admin account, create new one with unique name and strong password and disable the original admin 2) change winbox port to a new one This will help you greatly ag...
by r00t
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: x86 bare metal support 10g internet
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: x86 bare metal support 10g internet

It really depends on LAN it uses. Look for some recent topics on Intel card support in ROS 7. There is a good chance these will be supported soon.
by r00t
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to add external antenna on hAP Light smips (RB-941-2nd)
Replies: 10
Views: 4370

Re: How to add external antenna on hAP Light smips (RB-941-2nd)

I would not solder cable directly to the pcb. Instead get u.fl PCB mount connector, remove the two SMDs that are in the way and solder connector there instead. Seems like there is footprint for it on the PCB (probably used during testing, then bridged by SMDs in production) so it should fit right in...
by r00t
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup
Replies: 21
Views: 4391

Re: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup

Maybe because the mikrotik 5 ghz is not able to do a true backup of a gigabit radio? No one is expecting to get same capacity from backup link. But even proper 802.11ac link running at 200-300Mbit/s would be perfectly fine and it would help when main link goes down due to weather. That may be just ...
by r00t
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup
Replies: 21
Views: 4391

Re: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup

Yes, you can install separate 5GHz link and handle the backup handover in various ways... but point here is that competition now offers all-in-one device that does it all out of the box. Just install the antenna and you are done. Having common antenna unit for both bands is the important part, you m...
by r00t
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless spectral scan file format [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Wireless spectral scan file format [SOLVED]

Check this older topic: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=84439 In short: file format is proprietary, but probably easily reverse engineered. People done so before, but sadly no one actually documented the format anywhere... Mikrotik wanted to make a viewer for it, but that never happened a...
by r00t
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: hAP lite
Replies: 392
Views: 189701

Re: hAP lite

Dim or flickering LEDs and rebooting are usually signs of bad capacitors on board, check all the electrolytic caps and possibly replace them.
I have fixed many routerboards that appeared bricked by just replacing all capacitors...
by r00t
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup
Replies: 21
Views: 4391

Re: LHG60 with 5Ghz Backup

Some 60GHz PCBs actually have space for 5GHz radio on them, so Mikrotik clearly planned to do it. But it was never released for some reason (compliance issues? 5GHz antenna issues? who knows...). But they knew about this UBNT stuff for some time and still haven't released anything... all we got is t...
by r00t
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46 [stable] is released!
Replies: 113
Views: 42496

Re: v6.46 [stable] is released!

Same situation for me with a USB hub and multiple USB-->RS232 adaptors - now seen as one usb port with multiple channels - these work OK but not optimal as you cannot choose separate baud rates etc. etc. for each one individually. @mikrotik can we revert to old behaviour? This is really bad, I need...
by r00t
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mikrotik trying to connect to 8.8.8.8 on port 5678
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: mikrotik trying to connect to 8.8.8.8 on port 5678

Disable auto updating, mikrotik cloud, internet detect and clock auto time zone and that should do it.
by r00t
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supout.rif reader available
Replies: 34
Views: 33201

Re: Supout.rif reader available

Make this clear please)! Not my github, but there is source code there. It's possible this is just a false positive but I would not trust any random EXE anyway. Just don't download the EXEs, download perl and go sources. You can look and inspect the source code as long as you want. I only used the ...
by r00t
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hap ac Singapore region lock
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: hap ac Singapore region lock

So there are multiple region locked devices but you can't even talk about it and list the affected countries? What a mess... This is rather annoying, it makes buying gear online quite risky, because getting wrong region locked device is often as close as having it bricked on arrival. There should be...
by r00t
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 5AC link throughput
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: LHG 5AC link throughput

currently ROS 7 still uses same wifi radio driver as 6.xx so there is no difference
by r00t
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Availability of RB433 or other Mini PCI boards? Alternative for 900 MHz radios?
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Re: Availability of RB433 or other Mini PCI boards? Alternative for 900 MHz radios?

Your best bet is to get these radios while they are still available, even if from ebay or 2nd hand sources... because soon there will be none left. Same for RB with minipci slots, they will be all EOLed sooner or later (probably sooner), but good thing here is you can find them really cheap used, as...
by r00t
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)
Replies: 57
Views: 14708

Re: IEEE 802.11ac (wave 2)

State of Mikrotik WIFI is always at least one generation behind (right now it's more like a two generations behind). When the wave2 hardware finally arrives, it will be marketed as best thing on earth, while competition will be selling 802.11ax gear like hot pancakes... If you want latest technology...
by r00t
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap APs & Routers to pair w low end Mikrotik hAPlite (N) Home/ SOHO setup for Wireless AC? (Non ubiquiti etc)
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: Cheap APs & Routers to pair w low end Mikrotik hAPlite (N) Home/ SOHO setup for Wireless AC? (Non ubiquiti etc)

You can find cheap 802.11ac routers starting around ~$15, some are even dual-band. Tenda is cheap and they can be flashed with OpenWRT. Example search ebay "AC5 1200 router" to get a few. Some cheap routers from China come with OpenWRT from factory, some sellers on aliexpress are even mark...
by r00t
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik x86 compatible wireless
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Mikrotik x86 compatible wireless

x86 does have following drivers:
AR5211
AR5212
AR5416
AR9300
AR9888
QCA9888
QCA9984
So cards with above radio chipsets should probably work...
There is zero support for any non-Qualcomm/Atheros radios, so forget about any common Intel/Realtek wlan cards.
by r00t
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: URI WinBOX
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: URI WinBOX

You can use simple CMD/BAT file that extracts the IP and port from URI and launches the winbox: FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=/" %%a in ("%~1") DO start "winbox" winbox.exe %%a running it as: test.bat "winbox://1.2.3.4:567/aaa" it starts "winbox.exe 1.2.3.4:567...
by r00t
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware Request [MAntBox Pro] AC radio with low cost N radio to do spectral-scan
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Hardware Request [MAntBox Pro] AC radio with low cost N radio to do spectral-scan

...or Mikrotik could finally start using advanced versions of the AC radio chips like Ubiquity does, with spectral scan, OFDM constellation display, impulse response measurements and more. It would certainly be cheaper than adding another radio just to do spectral scan. But seems like Mikrotik prior...
by r00t
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: new 60 ghz hw
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: new 60 ghz hw

100Mbit LAN? <FACEPALM>.... why you do this......
Congratulations, you just saved $2 or less in BOM cost. Plain stupid.
by r00t
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LTE mPCIe in RB4011
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Re: LTE mPCIe in RB4011

You could possibly use "Mini pci-e to usb3.0 adapter" (as found on ebay for $3, one with just USB 3.0 connector on it and few SMDs/switching powersupply chip, make sure it's really USB output and not pcie-1x signal as used for Pci-e riser cards), short USB cable and then "Mini PCI-E t...
by r00t
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G, 60.0% Bad Blocks!!! What should I do now? [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 11187

Re: RB493G, 60.0% Bad Blocks!!! What should I do now? [SOLVED]

Chip is ST NAND01GW382CN6 and this is regular NAND memory, it doesn't have any secure blocks or unique serial number. Just copy all contents from old chip to the new one and it should work just like before... EDIT: Seems like there is optional unique serial number option for this chip. If it's used ...
by r00t
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No interfaces - RouterOS x86 10G SFP+ Intel 82599EB
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

Re: No interfaces - RouterOS x86 10G SFP+ Intel 82599EB

Good, at least this one works.
Also in one other thread we got info from Mikrotik that even more Intel drivers will be added to the next ROS 7 beta version, so looks like there is some hope...
by r00t
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: [ROS 7.0b3] Kernel module 'igb' [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: [ROS 7.0b3] Kernel module 'igb' [SOLVED]

Support for more Intel cards should be added in the next v7.0beta build.
Glad to hear that... support for recent HW is badly needed
by r00t
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: [ROS 7.0b3] Kernel module 'igb' [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Re: [ROS 7.0b3] Kernel module 'igb' [SOLVED]

ROS includes only very small subset of drivers, mostly stuff needed for old routerboards and other old HW. Most of recent HW is completely unsupported, even when it's included in Linux kernel. It's unknown when (or if ever) we will see more HW supported by native x86/64 ROS. There is clear room for ...
by r00t
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 licensing? Do any android/iOS device support NV2?
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: NV2 licensing? Do any android/iOS device support NV2?

sadly no... only way to get mikrotik and your own code running on a single CPU is to use VM or go a different way and use RaspberryPI (or other similar board like even smaller OrangePI). It all together can be small enough, but it's not very power efficient... Also while ROS x86 and some other have ...
by r00t
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterBoot does not accept any key
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: RouterBoot does not accept any key

Depends on a board, download the PDF user manual for the routerboard. Sometimes it's an hole in PCB you have to short out to get backup routerboot to load. But some boards doesn't have it at all (mostly modern ones). For JTAG, you first have to find out if there are pins on board, then if CPU and NA...
by r00t
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterBoot does not accept any key
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: RouterBoot does not accept any key

If there is "backup RouterBoot" button on your board, try it. Usually this one is the original RouterBoot that came with the board and it doesn't have the "reformat-hold" limitations. So holding both buttons may work. Backup RouterBoot can also be updated, but it requires special...
by r00t
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik devices are constantly connecting to cloud.mikrotik.com - what for? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: Mikrotik devices are constantly connecting to cloud.mikrotik.com - what for? [SOLVED]

Welcome to the Mikrotik botnet...
If you don't like this "feature", make sure internet interface detection, cloud and auto time sync and timezone are all disabled.
That fixed it for me, have blocking firewall rule and it's been sitting there with 0 hits for months...
by r00t
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: GrooveA Channel Width
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: GrooveA Channel Width

Just checked on Groove 52HPn r2, it supports 5/10/20/40 MHz channels.
Only 802.11ac hw doesn't support 5/10 MHz, 802.11n should always be OK....
by r00t
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to Upgrade RouterBOARD Firmware / Bootloader?
Replies: 10
Views: 3252

Re: When to Upgrade RouterBOARD Firmware / Bootloader?

Maybe calling it bootloader, booter or just BIOS would be better, instead of firmware. On most RBs it's doing the boot loading, not much else.
Or if called BIOS, even if not exactly correct, it's well known term that people know from the PC world...
by r00t
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: When to Upgrade RouterBOARD Firmware / Bootloader?
Replies: 10
Views: 3252

Re: When to Upgrade RouterBOARD Firmware / Bootloader?

I only upgrade RB firmware if there is known vulnerability fix in it or it's explicitly required to get some new features or if it fixes some issue I have. I have never had any issues doing this for years across many different Mikrotik devices, there is no need to automatically upgrade firmware for ...
by r00t
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spectrum Analyzing
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: Spectrum Analyzing

So you mean that Ubiquity gives you a better spectrum analysis? In what way? Can you please tell me the disadvantages of MikroTik's specrum analyzer? On Mikrotik, spectrum scan only works on 802.11n devices. If your HW is AC, there is no spectrum scan. None. Not supported. And probably never will, ...
by r00t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spectrum Analyzing
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: Spectrum Analyzing

Even when installing Mikrotik, I always have older Ubiquity M5 with me for spectrum analysis needs... that pretty much tells you how well spectrum analysis works on Mikrotik.
by r00t
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New High Performance Routers ! ?
Replies: 82
Views: 15489

Re: New High Performance Routers ! ?

Main issue is that there is not even official list of hardware supported by x86/x64 ROS. If you have a lot of time and components laying around, you can probably find a combination that will work for you. But it's extremely inconvenient if you are planning to buy a new hardware and you need to know ...
by r00t
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100x4
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: RB1100x4

You just need a simple microcontroller that converts input levels (switch closed/open) to text and sends it over serial port to the RB. Cheap Arduino board will work, with very simple sketch, nothing complicated (wait for command, output pin states). ROS then can be scripted to talk with this device...
by r00t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik! Please, make G(E)PON ONU!
Replies: 11
Views: 7359

Re: MikroTik! Please, make G(E)PON ONU!

Hey Mikrotik, for a start, why not just buy OEM GPON SFP modules, certify they work with ROS, rebrand them and sell them, under Mikrotik brand? Look into this topic: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116364 You can get GPON SFP that will work with Mikrotik, but if you just need one,...
by r00t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik with Dongle Support?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: MikroTik with Dongle Support?

yes, the E3372 works well. I bough one that had the hi-link firmware (appears as network interface, with router giving IP over DHCP and web interface). But then found how-to reflash it to modem (appears as modem/serial port) so it can be used natively by ROS. So if you can get E3372, that one will w...
by r00t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LTE capable ARM Routers
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Re: LTE capable ARM Routers

The CPU does have USB port, but Mikrotik decided it's not worth to connect it anywhere... stupid decision.
Even if it was internal USB header (like you have on your motherboard) it would be useful. But no....
by r00t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New High Performance Routers ! ?
Replies: 82
Views: 15489

Re: New High Performance Routers ! ?

Releasing fully featured x64 ROS would be a good start. Not CHR, but native OS, with all recent drivers linux kernel supports. Who cares if it might be big (1GB?), this version would not be for some embedded boards with limited flash or ram. Just use full potential of current hardware, because right...
by r00t
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik with Dongle Support?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: MikroTik with Dongle Support?

It's very likely Huawei modem will work without any problems, they all use similar interface and are pretty much compatible. Note that some Huawei modems in HI-Link mode will appear as a USB network card in Mikrotik and you have to use modem web interface to configure it. It will auto-connect to LTE...
by r00t
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IN v6.45.6 L2TP not use MPPE 128 ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2806

Re: IN v6.45.6 L2TP not use MPPE 128 ? [SOLVED]

That looks like a bug, that field should say something.
Also if you switch it to Required, it will not connect unless encrypted.
by r00t
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IN v6.45.6 L2TP not use MPPE 128 ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 2806

Re: IN v6.45.6 L2TP not use MPPE 128 ? [SOLVED]

Use packet sniffer to sniff start of the PPP connection, then load it into Wireshark. There you will see what protocols and features are negotiated and how (if it's turning of the MPPE128, you will see why, if it's client or server that does that). But if your PPP profile requires encryption, link s...
by r00t
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]
Replies: 304
Views: 77640

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]

The new Mikrotik Audience uses same QCA radio for 2nd 5GHz WIFI (for inet distribution). Will be interesting to see if it also have problems. If it works on Audience but not on RB4011, it's clearly hardware issue of RB4011 design. Could be as small thing as missing capacitor somewhere or having too ...
by r00t
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Point to Point 10 routers [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 5095

Re: Point to Point 10 routers [SOLVED]

yes... at least in ideal world that would just work.... But in reality you will have to carefully adjust tx power on all APs to they only cover wanted rooms/parts of the building. Because often client doesn't want to roam and can hold on to signal that's from other end of the building, even if it's ...
by r00t
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP with 2 mini pci-e cards [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 7433

Re: LtAP with 2 mini pci-e cards [SOLVED]

Why use some weird USB switch solution instead of standard USB 2.0 hub chip?
I had good application for LtAP with two LTE cards (for main and a backup links) and USB for external sensors, but this switching totally kills it. Great!
Lately design choices for new Mikrotik devices are just plain weird...
by r00t
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Connect serial port with ups usb
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Re: Connect serial port with ups usb

no, that will not work. You would need some device that converts serial over USB into normal serial port. It can probably be done with with raspberryPI, but that's quite a overkill... Maybe even some small microcontroller would do the job, I remember Atmel have tech-note how to do something like thi...
by r00t
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless clients packet loss & high latency
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Wireless clients packet loss & high latency

-65 isn't that great, in many clients scenario weakest clients slow everyone down.
Also check the SNR, not just absolute signal level (and the noise floor). There might be some interference on the channel causing errors and client disconnects...
by r00t
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: USB UPS connected to RB4011 wifi version
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: USB UPS connected to RB4011 wifi version

Console port is serial/UART but if your UPS have USB cable, so it will not work... unless you can switch UPS into serial mode somehow. RB4011 is really missing the USB ports and sadly Mikrotik have not implemented them. Probably saved <$5 of the $200+ this device costs by not having USBs... it's a s...
by r00t
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: OpenWrt for ARM-based RB1100AHx4
Replies: 9
Views: 6070

Re: OpenWrt for ARM-based RB1100AHx4

You have to email MIkrotik support and request GPL code/patches. You even had to pay shipping fee because they insisted on sending you a CD/DVD. That seems to have changed, see: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=100803 But you have to directly ask support for it, there is no downloa...
by r00t
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LoRaWAN support
Replies: 57
Views: 20278

Re: LoRaWAN support

Is LoRA already supported in all versions of ROS or do I need specific beta one?
Is it supported on all platforms? Can I use mini-pcie to usb adapter and connect it to RB3011 or SXT USB port?
by r00t
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB711 LAN not working after a thunderstorm
Replies: 14
Views: 2888

Re: RB711 LAN not working after a thunderstorm

yes, I have replaced some chips on RBs before, usually it fixed the issue unless there was some other serious damage to board tracks. I can say that there are no other "gotchas" like on some other boards, if you replace CPU on RB711, it should work again. But you need hot air rework statio...
by r00t
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB711 LAN not working after a thunderstorm
Replies: 14
Views: 2888

Re: RB711 LAN not working after a thunderstorm

It's damaged, probably over-voltage or static on cable... usually rx path is dead and so it's ready for trash bin...
As there is no external ethernet phy, you would have to replace the CPU chip to fix it...
by r00t
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Licensing question, demo
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Licensing question, demo

Look for the used hardware, 4xx routerboards can be had for next to nothing (with L3 or L4 licenses), also often DOM modules or CF cards with Mikrotik license on them are available for cheap (they can even be used in modern server, using IDE to SATA adapter... it's the license that matters).
by r00t
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPER usage questions
Replies: 34
Views: 7968

Re: GPER usage questions

good stuff floaty, thx

Still would be good to identify the switch chip used so we can find the datasheet for it with exact specs...
by r00t
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Qotom PC with RouterOS?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Qotom PC with RouterOS?

If network interfaces are UP, they should respond to MAC telnet/MAC connection from winbox, even with no IP address on them. I had similar situation, but network interfaces were not up and I had no console or keyboard... solution was to use USB to lan adapter. After I plugged it in and ROS booted up...
by r00t
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
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Re: Audience

thanks for explanation doneware ... yes, form factor compatibility often sucks like this, been there, done that But really, for new hardware, please consider routing out as many interfaces as possible. USB is very handy, you even have the PLC box now, but there are many devices you can't connect it ...
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