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by r00t
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 + mPCI-E to USB adapter card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

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: 202

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: 2728

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, soundcard,....
by r00t
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 30Mile PTP Link
Replies: 6
Views: 466

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: 145

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: 2578

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 22
Views: 1632

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: 85
Views: 13123

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: 217

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: 873

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: 12
Views: 2360

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: 43
Views: 9153

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: 9972

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: 345

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: 172

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: 476

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 "offset dish wi...
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: 7
Views: 2057

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: 288

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: 865

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: 4262

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: 865

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 required power fo...
by r00t
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox v3.24 released!
Replies: 106
Views: 57466

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: 68572

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: 1452

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: 10896

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: 57466

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: 244

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: 234

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: 967

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: 476

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: 6020

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: 511

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: 478

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: 1419

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 to use ci...
by r00t
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB5011
Replies: 40
Views: 10598

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: 975

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: 2027

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: 2027

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: 57
Views: 20472

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: 1135

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: 58431

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: 1186

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: 1301

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: 3
Views: 1332

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: 58431

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: 10896

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: 765

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: 96371

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 board, this po...
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: 1581

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: 4108

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: 4108

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: 528

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 install...
by r00t
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hex POE Bricked
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

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 is no BIO...
by r00t
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: new hardware Wireless Wire nRAY 60 ghz
Replies: 38
Views: 7023

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: 1471

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: 1471

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: 65057

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: 4888

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: 521

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: 125614

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: 4312

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: 4888

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: 4888

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: 4888

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: 15
Views: 7166

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: 15
Views: 7166

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: 15
Views: 7166

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: 4312

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: 962

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 be ...
by r00t
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product Request: Coax SFP
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

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
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

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: 1916

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: 4306

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: 4812

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" is to get rid of the dev...
by r00t
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Install MK on Slave HD with netinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 780

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: 2674

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: 1751

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: 5513

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: 1274

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: 2208

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: 22
Views: 7252

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: 22
Views: 7252

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: 35307

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: 3057

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: 3057

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: 3057

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: 3387

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: 3183

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: 2129

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 elements x 1d...
by r00t
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BOOTP Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 850

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: 2885

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: 125614

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: 1878

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: 125614

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: 1924

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: 156
Views: 49139

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: 3679

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: 1924

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: 1878

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: 1418

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: 1711

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: 836

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: 7792

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: 104
Views: 20049

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 finally s...
by r00t
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 7792

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: 24331

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 com...
by r00t
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 no ethernet connection
Replies: 48
Views: 7792

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: 3822

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: 21091

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: 7792

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: 34580

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 just check ...
by r00t
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 34580

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 and button ...
by r00t
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Recent batch PSU Failures
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

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: 34580

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: 6555

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: 34580

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 2664

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 connectors on both ...
by r00t
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and CVE-2020-0601
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

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: 3740

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: 54
Views: 21106

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: 156
Views: 31377

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: 21091

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: 192
Views: 38610

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: 894

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: 894

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: 2136

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: 13771

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: 2177

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: 904

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: 10863

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: 25543

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: 2098

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: 716

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: 3934

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: 20
Views: 3928

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: 20
Views: 3928

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: 828

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: 184727

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: 20
Views: 3928

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: 38820

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: 708

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: 32091

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: 2117

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: 3014

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: 2996

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: 13771

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: 1648

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 marketing it a...
by r00t
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik x86 compatible wireless
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

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: 611

Re: URI WinBOX

You can use simple CMD/BAT file that extracts the IP and port from URI and launches the winbox:

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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: 447

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: 1668

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: 2460

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 to USB Adapter W...
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: 10168

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: 4
Views: 1960

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: 7483

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: 7483

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: 2060

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: 1089

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: 1089

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 package, so most pe...
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: 2153

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: 1285

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: 2745

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: 2745

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: 2570

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: 2570

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: 48
Views: 11372

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: 2335

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: 5971

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, you...
by r00t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik with Dongle Support?
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

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: 2217

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: 48
Views: 11372

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: 1663

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: 2369

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: 2369

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: 302
Views: 70290

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: 4888

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: 6737

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: 1826

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: 2531

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: 1531

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: 5567

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 download li...
by r00t
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LoRaWAN support
Replies: 57
Views: 19035

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: 2651

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 station, tools a...
by r00t
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB711 LAN not working after a thunderstorm
Replies: 14
Views: 2651

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: 775

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: 7337

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: 764

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
Replies: 56
Views: 21091

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 ...
by r00t
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request (Higher QAM Modulations)
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Feature Request (Higher QAM Modulations)

Mikrotik doesn't use any custom radios (like Airfiber, custom FPGA based), doesn't even use enhanced versions of some radio chipsets like other manufacturers do (enhanced versions have features like spectrum scan and modulation phase plane display, also non-standard higher order modulations, custom ...
by r00t
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPER usage questions
Replies: 34
Views: 7337

Re: GPER usage questions

What chip is that? Marvell 88e8041? It's hard to read from the image... But that's a huge chip for such simple device, probably have like 4 ports or even MII interface... If it does have more ports, maybe there could be GPER version with more than two connectors? So you could branch off cable to the...
by r00t
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 21091

Re: Audience

that one USB port is dedicated for mPCIe card for LTE.
Fair point.

However:
  • SOC still also have one USB 2.0 port they could use
  • Or just add an USB 3.0 HUB chip... would probably cost $2 instead of $1...
  • And back to the RB 450Gx4, it doesn't even have mPCIe slot, so no excuses here
by r00t
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 21091

Re: Audience

Too bad Mikrotik again saved a $1 instead of giving us USB port. The huge price difference would have probably made this device completely overpriced... According to the datasheet , CPU have one USB 3.0 port . Just route it out to the connector.... but that's too much to ask for probably. Same CPU i...
by r00t
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 21091

Re: Audience

Interesting device!

Image
Hope the 5GHz behaves better than on RB4011, it uses same QCA9984 radio chipset...

Also interesting construction, with these inverted dishes creating sector "corner" antennas:
Image
by r00t
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPER usage questions
Replies: 34
Views: 7337

Re: GPER usage questions

Does it learn MAC addresses (SVL or IVL?), drop bad frames and add some delay (store and forward), auto-negotiate (possibly different speeds to both ends) like a switch? Or is it a true layer 1 repeater, nothing more? Also, does it allow 802.3af/at PoE detection/classification with the device at th...
by r00t
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request: FEC tunnel types
Replies: 29
Views: 5895

Re: Request: FEC tunnel types

I see two really good and interesting use cases: 1) VOIP over challenging links. Like from a car, driving in a country side, where LTE may not be available and drops down to 3G or GSM. This is challenging even for VoLTE and normal cellphone handovers. But it could be even as simple thing as trying t...
by r00t
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)
Replies: 203
Views: 62235

Re: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)

Wifi6/802.11ax have TDMA as a part of the specification, so there should be no need to implement any proprietary TDMA protocol for it. It can even do much more than what supposed NV3 would ever do, like splitting bandwidth into multiple streams for different clients at the same time (at OFDM carrier...
by r00t
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard and Memory
Replies: 8
Views: 2915

Re: Routerboard and Memory

It's not possible to see actual filesystem from MIkrotik itself and there is no tool that would tell you flash usage by different parts of the system either. Only way around this is to network boot OpenWRT and then you can mount the RouterOS filesystem to see what's actually going on... And no, sadl...
by r00t
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60 clone from ubiquti
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

Re: LHG 60 clone from ubiquti

Now that there will be multiple vendors selling 60G radios, probably huge numbers for quite cheap, important question is: Will you be able to scan and see them on the air? Or will past repeat again and just like years ago with AirMax, when these networks were completely invisible to normal WIFI gear...
by r00t
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Undocumented ethernet protocol???
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Undocumented ethernet protocol???

This is quite common for data acquisition, scientific computing, etc. where FPGA cards are used, to have custom ethernet protocols for minimal overhead and ease of implementation, just absolute minimum to make the ethernet frames switchable. Usually you configure source/destination MACs for the devi...
by r00t
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]
Replies: 39
Views: 8687

Re: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]

What do you recommend for an office for 20-25 people? (the question is not to holy war) now I have one new project (sample office 20-25 people, ~25-35 connections) and I don't want to make a mistake again, I had to pay for the last one out of my own pocket. I think about old solution hAP AC. Use 3-...
by r00t
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]
Replies: 39
Views: 8687

Re: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]

not until now; actually, it's a work in progress to obtain at least wlan1 stability... RB4011 have been available for a year and it still can't do what's written on the box and all the ads. I'd call it false advertising, you are buying device for the specs you need and it's not a cheap device eithe...
by r00t
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]
Replies: 39
Views: 8687

Re: Mikrotik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD and WiFi 802.11 AC 160mhz [SOLVED]

Has anybody actually managed to get 160MHz AC mode running, with all chains enabled, on RB4011?
And not just running empty AP, actually connect with phone/notebook so it shows in registration table it actually uses 160MHz x 4 chains?
Anyone?
by r00t
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why Mikrotik block google translate
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

Re: Why Mikrotik block google translate

All these topics about blocking this, blocking that, not blocking something else... No, you can't block websites selectively anymore. Get over it. If you really need to, you have to go the "total big brother" route: HTTPS proxy that decrypts and inspects all traffic, but then you have to have your o...
by r00t
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why Mikrotik block google translate
Replies: 10
Views: 3273

Re: Why Mikrotik block google translate

Sounds like very weird bug and something out of MIkrotik control... To debug, run sniffer on wlan interface in Mikrotik router, forwarding all packets to PC where you are running wireshark. Then try to use translate on a phone a see what's going on. Are packets blocked? do they reach google servers?...
by r00t
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60 clone from ubiquti
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

Re: LHG 60 clone from ubiquti

The MIkrotik PCB is actually 5GHz ready, just chips are not soldered in. They must have though about it being important enough to implement it, but then it never made it into final version (why? regulation? compliance tests?). Now Ubiquity have a product with a feature MIkrotik doesn't have... it's ...
by r00t
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request: FEC tunnel types
Replies: 29
Views: 5895

Re: Request: FEC tunnel types

tinyfecvpn is great and yes, I would love to see it in the ROS There are many scenarios where you may find it useful: VOIP, GSM/LTE, links with bit of interference and packet loss, mesh networking, AP handovers, link redundancy Used it to get live video from the portable sender as it was roaming acr...
by r00t
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Country Code [SOLVED]
Replies: 54
Views: 11530

Re: Country Code [SOLVED]

But main issue here is that without 802.11d you get problems with some devices to connect. And it can't be fixed in any other way, you can't just tell your clients to buy different notebook or phone. Good luck explaining to your boss why he can't connect to your WIFI with his macbook... 11d is stand...
by r00t
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UIAS-2HND-IN completely dead
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: RB2011UIAS-2HND-IN completely dead

Measure voltages on big capacitors, you should see 3.3V, 2.5V,1.8V etc. If these are not present, it's probably PSU/voltage regulators that failed. This can possibly be fixed by replacing mosfets and their controller chips... If all caps have good voltages and you still don't get any output on rs232...
by r00t
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 123
Views: 46355

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

Coming
Certainly good news... but would be nice to know if it's weeks, months or years before it's available... at least give us some timeframe, like Q1-2020 etc.
by r00t
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Tapatalk

At least all this "sent from blahphone using tapatalk" spam will be gone from the forum.
Good riddance.
by r00t
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme Dual FDX protocol
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: Nstreme Dual FDX protocol

yes, NSTREME needs some love, be it normal or dual version. For p2p links NV2 is just worse in all aspects, the latency is just unacceptable, throughput is lower. Now that LHG XL with dual radios was announced, it would be possible to have one made with two 5G radios for real full duplex link. Asyme...
by r00t
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: The best Mikrotik AP for 6 SSIDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: The best Mikrotik AP for 6 SSIDs?

You really don't want to have 6 SSIDs on a single radio, especially if you want many clients connected. Having them all on a single channel and single radio will create total mess. If you are covering some big hall or multiple rooms, it's always better to have multiple APs scattered over the place i...
by r00t
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the FT4232HL serial chipset supported?
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Is the FT4232HL serial chipset supported?

10 minutes freezes? You must be really patient person to keep using it...
At $160, it's not exactly cheap either. I would just use 4 port USB hub and 4x FT232 based cables that work.
by r00t
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the FT4232HL serial chipset supported?
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Is the FT4232HL serial chipset supported?

For XMODEM and better terminal features, you can use TCP port server (system/ports/remote access). Then connect with teraterm or any other terminal program you want to use. Or can even map the port as a virtual COM port on a client PC and using RFC2217 capable client, you can even remotely change ba...
by r00t
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB5011
Replies: 40
Views: 10598

Re: RB5011

make it more about proper implementation of existing features that needs to be fixed in hardware: SFP+ slot that's not picky and supports SFP/SFP+/passive DAC/GPON modules without any issues Switch chip that supports at least 8 ports at 0.01/0.1/1/2.5/5Gbit/s with hardware VLAN filtering and other f...
by r00t
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 high, uneven CPU load and a crash.
Replies: 20
Views: 8319

Re: RB4011 high, uneven CPU load and a crash.

After it crashes or reboots, generate and send supout to support@mikrotik.com - that's the ONLY way how to get any official support and to help them fix this issue.
Posting here on forum does nothing, except maybe informs other users about it.
by r00t
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Woobm work with devices other than Mikrotik?
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Does Woobm work with devices other than Mikrotik?

It's just USB to TTL UART converter connected to ESP8266 WIFI chip. So it will appear as USB serial adapter if you plug it in normal PC. In linux, you can easily enable console on it and use it same way as it works for mikrotik. But for Cisco, I don't think they have drivers even for simple USB seri...
by r00t
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supout.rif reader available
Replies: 34
Views: 32091

Re: Supout.rif reader available

Here are some offline scripts to decode supout.rif files: Perl: https://github.com/farseeker/go-mikrotik-rif/blob/master/unsup.pl Go: https://github.com/farseeker/go-mikrotik-rif/blob/master/main.go Much better than uploading it to some shady server for analysis... supout may contain various private...
by r00t
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Corrupted routerboard firmware prevents booting
Replies: 15
Views: 6683

Re: Corrupted routerboard firmware prevents booting

yes, if you will have license problem if you completely replace flash chip. License is probably locked to some CPU ID or other HW ID. It might be possible to read contents from the bad chip and copy over the hardware information block (with MAC addresses and other stuff, probably some license stuff ...
by r00t
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS compatibility with older routerboards
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: RouterOS compatibility with older routerboards

It's good to do netinstall instead of updating from the ROS when going from some old version.
Export the configuration and then reconfigure it again manually.
Updating the system as it is may result in invalid configuration and you may be locked out in some cases...
by r00t
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: unknow packets broadcasted
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: unknow packets broadcasted

You can use sniffer to actually sniff the packet and analyze it in wireshark, to see what it really is.
by r00t
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #90
Replies: 55
Views: 25237

Re: Newsletter #90

Really?? You probably mean that there is no need to send the ACK packets from a TCP connection over the same link, but does this solution also send the ACK packets at 802.11 level over the other link? It's Mikrotik proprietary protocol, it doesn't use 802.11 ACKs at all, only data frames with custo...
by r00t
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #90
Replies: 55
Views: 25237

Re: Newsletter #90

LHG XL 52 ac ... possible FDX download for 5Ghz interface & upload for 2,4Ghz interface ? Real FDX? Many places / towers don't have free spectrum for UPLOAD. That's what original NSTREME dual was used for. And it will probably work in this way too, you can use two different interfaces and set one t...
by r00t
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB952 - hard reset jumper
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: RB952 - hard reset jumper

Just connect the pads where button was with a short wire or end of the screwdriver...
by r00t
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Intel Wireless Cards for ROS
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Intel Wireless Cards for ROS

Probably not, ROS uses custom drivers and all hardware is Atheros. Many features like NV2 probably depend on HW specific functions so I see it very unlikely to ever have intel wireless support. Even in Linux they seems to be more "high level" then Atheros, allowing less custom modulation settings etc.
by r00t
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: HEX S RB760iGS → console mode...?

You can use USB to serial adapter for console, however console will not be spawned on it by default. So in case where you already have inaccessible device (like after FW misconfiguration) you can't just plug in USB to serial cable and get console, it has to be first configured to run like that. WOOB...
by r00t
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 206
Views: 52495

Re: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!

Is it that hard to just add a warning to a changelog about not working SFP on 4011? If you don't want to pull the release, at least do the absolute minimum? It will be week old soon and people are still installing it on their devices, breaking the functionality. These are your customers, that bought...
by r00t
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB433 - factory reset failing
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: RB433 - factory reset failing

Connect RS232 null modem cable to it and in bios boot menu select boot from LAN while running netinstall.
by r00t
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Cheapest router for home use with 1Gb
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Re: Cheapest router for home use with 1Gb

Before you buy RB4011, check the forum threads about 5GHz wifi issues and some SFP issues. Especially the 5GHz WIFI that just randomly stops working is still not fixed and no one knows when it will be. RB4011 hardware isn't bad, but the wired vs. wireless version price difference is big enough to ge...
by r00t
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 206
Views: 52495

Re: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!

Sysadmins that know Mikrotik well also know not to update anything for a few days after release or to do updates on non-critical test HW first. It's always nice to see a new release, but then I always have to check the forum to see how broken it actually is... that's the reality. But Mikrotik is als...
by r00t
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 206
Views: 52495

Re: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!

"Stable" ? More like "Totally untested". Glad I checked the thread before updating RB4011, I would have lost remote access by doing that. This really raises the questions... do Mikrotik actually test the release version in their lab before releasing it? If it was some exotic bug that happens when ru...
by r00t
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTP Server ... which interface?
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: NTP Server ... which interface?

NTP server seems to be listening on all interfaces. Have to use firewall to limit access...
by r00t
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: old hardware market
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: old hardware market

In most cases where Mikrotik HW failed, it have always been due to damage from thunderstorm or similar disastrous event. In remaining cases it was all due to bad capacitors on board that bulged and had to be replaced. This happens mostly on RB4xx series. After replacing them the board continues to w...
by r00t
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Extension ETH2 and ETH3
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Extension ETH2 and ETH3

Can't be easier: create bridge and add both ports to it. Just make sure you update other settings so it uses bridge interface instead of ETH2.
by r00t
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi powOS Wireless Chip Tx Power Tx Power (dBm) Total Tx Power (dBm) Antenna Gain Cer reduced after upgrade to RouterOS
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: WiFi powOS Wireless Chip Tx Power Tx Power (dBm) Total Tx Power (dBm) Antenna Gain Cer reduced after upgrade to Rout

Mikrotik started enforcing compliance and power levels for selected country. If you don't care about these limits, you have following options: 1) set country to no_country_set and then you are free to do anything you want with power and channels. But note that some clients will be unable to connect ...
by r00t
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT-RP (3 x mimo) with dual pol antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: RB953GS-5HnT-RP (3 x mimo) with dual pol antenna?

yes, you can disable the chains in wireless configuration. Also you can choose different combination for receiving and transmitting. Not 100% sure about connector numbering, but you can easily test that: select only one chain and then run Snooper on the interface - it only listens, not transmits, so...
by r00t
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powering the Groove via 12v direct by cutting the transformer off
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Powering the Groove via 12v direct by cutting the transformer off

12V is perfectly fine, even with some loss on the cables. Groove internally converts the voltage to 3.3V and lower, so it really doesn't need high voltage on POE input. But you have to make sure it's solid and doesn't drop when more current is drawn when transmitting etc. Datasheet for Groove says 1...
by r00t
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 57
Views: 20472

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

Nothing changed
by r00t
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Netinstall doens't work on RB951 that reboot every 9s
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Netinstall doens't work on RB951 that reboot every 9s

Here are the UART pins on the PCB (2x2 in the middle): .jpg They are labelled, so you know where to connect what: You need GND, RX, TX. Board RX ===> USB2TTL TXD Board TX ===> USB2TTL RXD Board GND ===> USB2TTL GND And you want to use USB 2 TTL adapter like this: a.jpg It should have a jumper to sel...
by r00t
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Netinstall doens't work on RB951 that reboot every 9s
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Netinstall doens't work on RB951 that reboot every 9s

I suppose you can't RMA them (it's too late), so it's time to open them and look inside: Inspect all electrolytic capacitors on board, closely (with magnifier). Any signs of bulging, leaking or discoloration of PCB around them means they have to be replaced. You can also try hooking up TTL UART to g...
by r00t
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What is the best outdoor wireless access point
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: What is the best outdoor wireless access point

Each container will work as it's own faraday cage, blocking all (or most of the) outside signals - which is ideal. Also for such short range, make sure you don't over-do it with tx power (you want to just fill the container, but not to be heard far outside). Frequencies can then be reused easily. Fo...
by r00t
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hEX (RB750Gr3) Serial Console
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Re: hEX (RB750Gr3) Serial Console

Sadly there is UART on the board (you could solder the connection) but it's not enabled in ROS and thus not usable by user.
So only way is to use usb to serial converter and after it appears in Ports, enable Console on it.
by r00t
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to releases memory
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Script to releases memory

There is no such command to magically free memory. If it's being used, it's probably needed for what router is doing. Memory might be used by some interfaces or functions (conntrack), so it's possible that disabling interfaces or some functions may free some memory, but that will also break what is ...
by r00t
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
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Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

16Mb Flash is maximum for QCA9531 Qualcomm CPU.
This really sucks.
Maybe look at the possibility of having microSD slot or moving ROS system partition to USB stick (and having USB port on the device itself in a first place...)?
by r00t
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems using AX8817X based USB-Ethernet adapters
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: Problems using AX8817X based USB-Ethernet adapters

yes, you never know what you are going to get. Same case might contain various types of PCB or even same design with various "compatible" chips. I have seen some online reviews of USB LAN adapters and some were REALLY bad (worked, but linked only at 10Mbit/s and actual speed was a few kilobits/sec):...
by r00t
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems using AX8817X based USB-Ethernet adapters
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: Problems using AX8817X based USB-Ethernet adapters

I have two adapters that do work (note: tested on x86 ROS, drivers on other platforms may vary): usb2eth.png The moschip one is Hama 00049244-V2 Hama USB-2.0, I bought years ago in a store and it wasn't cheap (30 euro?). You can still find it but it's expensive: hama.jpg Second one is very cheap usb...
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