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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
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

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

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: 284

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: 116005

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: 16
Views: 2493

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
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

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

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
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

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

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
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

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

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: 13
Views: 3060

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: 13
Views: 3060

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: 13
Views: 3060

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: 16
Views: 2493

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: 748

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: 2947

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: 1339

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: 1660

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: 2651

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: 4058

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: 702

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: 8
Views: 1959

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: 1361

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: 5119

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: 1142

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: 1898

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: 5987

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: 5987

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: 33064

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: 2773

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: 2773

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: 2773

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: 2950

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: 8
Views: 2300

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: 1893

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: 699

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: 2481

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: 116005

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: 1667

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: 116005

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: 1755

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: 137
Views: 40508

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: 3374

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: 1755

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: 1667

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: 1182

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: 1245

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: 705

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: 6995

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: 103
Views: 16769

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: 6995

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: 22828

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: 6995

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: 2416

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 6995

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: 31154

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: 31154

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: 2729

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: 31154

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: 6033

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: 31154

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 2423

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: 926

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: 2411

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: 47
Views: 18051

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: 93
Views: 18081

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 189
Views: 33714

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: 740

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: 740

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: 1864

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: 12576

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: 1939

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: 771

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: 10406

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: 23411

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: 1845

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: 604

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: 9
Views: 3420

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: 3511

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: 3511

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: 686

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: 178933

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: 3511

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: 34056

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: 558

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: 30942

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: 1898

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: 2689

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: 2650

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: 12576

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: 1273

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: 1297

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: 497

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: 358

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: 1510

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: 2172

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: 7642

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: 1551

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: 5371

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: 5371

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: 1845

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: 926

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: 926

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: 1772

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: 1182

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: 2276

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: 2276

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: 2215

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: 2215

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: 10385

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: 2154

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: 10
Views: 4683

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: 1338

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: 2036

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: 10385

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: 1338

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: 1998

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: 1998

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: 59033

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: 4677

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: 5019

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: 1697

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: 2241

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: 1196

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: 4941

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: 17147

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: 2427

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: 2427

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: 650

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: 6673

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: 625

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 586

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: 6673

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 57
Views: 18209

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: 6673

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: 5223

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: 53796

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: 2671

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: 3160

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: 886

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
Replies: 36
Views: 7354

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

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
Replies: 36
Views: 7354

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

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
Replies: 36
Views: 7354

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

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: 3033

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: 3033

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: 3160

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: 5223

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: 8652

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: 1950

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: 38080

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: 981

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: 1435

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: 1281

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: 890

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: 890

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: 10
Views: 3443

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: 13
Views: 5574

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: 792

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: 30942

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: 5701

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: 1710

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: 936

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: 23674

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: 23674

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: 1244

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: 706

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: 4
Views: 1610

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: 47854

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: 919

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: 2147

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: 47854

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: 47854

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: 607

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: 771

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: 509

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: 680

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: 628

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: 998

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: 39
Views: 14121

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: 1374

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: 1374

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: 1412

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: 1694

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: 1495

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
Views: 16164

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: 1736

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: 1736

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...
by r00t
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
Views: 16164

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

Nice. Now bring two GigE LAN ports to all 60GHz gear. WAP ltAC shows how it can be done.
by r00t
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ATAQUE Firmware 3.41
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: ATAQUE Firmware 3.41

Firmware version is not same as ROS version. There are no known vulnerabilities in firmware. Also you don't have to update it if everything is running fine, it's normal to run firmware with version different to ROS system version.
by r00t
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSTP over 1 Gbps link bad performance
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: SSTP over 1 Gbps link bad performance

Also running tunnels over TCP is bad for performance and latency. Try IPSEC and results should be much better... hardware crypto offload will work and there will be no TCP to cause issues.
by r00t
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: 951Ui-2nD MetaRouter [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2905

Re: 951Ui-2nD MetaRouter [SOLVED]

It might be fun exercise to netboot metarouter from network, loading only small PXE client locally...
by r00t
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [ETA] new wireless driver?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: [ETA] new wireless driver?

beta of ROS might be released by end of the year... but no one knows what boards or hardware it will support (could even be CHRlike test with no wireless), so answer is "some time in the future", no official ETA was ever given
by r00t
Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No interfaces - RouterOS x86 10G SFP+ Intel 82599EB
Replies: 4
Views: 1551

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

Many recent drivers aren't included in x86 ROS, it haven't been updated for a long time and I don't expect this to change. Buying hardware that is supported is like playing Russian roulette, there isn't even official list of supported hardware. There is small hope that ROS 7.x will use more modern k...
by r00t
Wed May 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard SXT 5HPnD Boot Looping issue
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: RouterBoard SXT 5HPnD Boot Looping issue

Use netinstall to recover it. That should help unless it's some hardware damage (failed nand chip etc.)
by r00t
Tue May 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request : USB wifi support
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

Re: Feature request : USB wifi support

Limited support was in ROS v5 (or was it v4?), but that was removed. And I don't expect it to ever return. There's so many usb wifi devices and Mikrotik insists on writing their own drivers. I would rather see them focus and spend all their time on hardware they are selling (RB4011 5G WIFI fix when?...
by r00t
Sat May 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera

interesting idea... few points: 1) when looking for rotator, you have to deal with wind loading as well, so unless it's quite small dish, usual PTZ mounts will not do (they might work for <0.5m dish, but not more) 2) heavy-duty az/el rotators are quite expensive (google "SPID rotator" and you will s...
by r00t
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do i reinstall mikrotik license in new X86 VM
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

Re: How do i reinstall mikrotik license in new X86 VM

Often for VMs, disk serial numbers aren't really unique, so if you are lucky, newly created one will be same as the old one. You can try imaging complete old disk (some part of license is stored somewhere on disk as well, it must match the disk) and then restoring it into exactly same new one (boot ...
by r00t
Thu May 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OpenVPN SHA256 + UDP
Replies: 61
Views: 31836

Re: OpenVPN SHA256 + UDP

State of OpenVPN in ROS 6.x is pretty much WONTFIX and other long OpenVPN UDP thread got locked up.
For any new features we have to wait for ROS 7.x (who knows how long) or just buy other hardware that does what you need today...
by r00t
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: plz help my radios damages after rain
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: plz help my radios damages after rain

60ft tower will be picking up static electricity from all around, especially if there are no other tall buildings around. Basic steps are making sure radio is grounded, use shielded cables (STP) and antennas that are electrically shorted. If you search "grounding" here on forum, you will find some o...
by r00t
Mon May 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik as XModem transmitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Mikrotik as XModem transmitter?

For routerboards, it's only used when updating BIOS and only on some models that do have HW RS232 port. Many recent boards do have UART pins on PCB, but no BIOS and doesn't even spawn console on it, so it's completely useless... And you are correct, AFAIK you can't upload files to ROS (like update p...
by r00t
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: SR-IOV PCI bypass
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Re: SR-IOV PCI bypass

New drivers haven't been added to x86 ROS for ages. Yes, there's a lot of hardware that simply doesn't work.
I don't expect this to change in any way for ROS 6.x, only hope is that 7.x will have better drivers, but who knows when that will be released...
by r00t
Mon May 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik as XModem transmitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Mikrotik as XModem transmitter?

Set up serial tcp server in Mikrotik, then you can use any terminal that can do XMODEM and other transfers, like terraterm, to connect and do the job... It's even possible to create virtual COM port on windows PC that forwards all traffic to/from the Mikrotik box, very handy if you have to use some ...
by r00t
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance
Replies: 47
Views: 8424

Re: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Spatial stream perfomance issue

You'd be in much better position with an (overkill) RB4011 WiFi and RouterOS 6.45, which enables all four chains correctly.
RB4011 have it's own set of quirks and issues, 5GHz WIFI is very much broken as you can see here: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself
by r00t
Sat May 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Got fq_codel yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 12413

Re: Got fq_codel yet?

Is fq_codel implemented in MikroTik RouterOS? no, it's not And answer to all problems and current issues is still exactly the same, like it was in the year 2015: thanks for the suggestion, we are looking into it for v7. currently you can use SFQ, which is also very good Four years later and we are ...
by r00t
Tue May 07, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN replacement

RB4011 is best matching device for your requirements, at least on the paper. However as written above, make sure you check all the specifications as there are some small details that may break your config completely, like the switch chip capabilities. Also state of 5GHz WIFI on RB4011 is still bugge...
by r00t
Sat May 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Access to the SFPs A0h Pages
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Access to the SFPs A0h Pages

monitor command can only hex-dump eeprom addresses 0000 - 00ff
by r00t
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2525

Re: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?

Native CHR would be great and all they need to do is to build CHR with full Linux kernel with all modules that are available. Yes, it will make it much bigger, but we aren't talking embedded here. It's perfectly fine to have big fat kernel or thousands of modules. This would enable support for all m...
by r00t
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]
Replies: 302
Views: 59033

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]

if i'll change the original 2.4ghz minipcie adapter with, let's say, an intel 7260... will ROS recognize it? No, Intel wlan chipsets are unsupported in ROS. Only Atheros may work. Re same MACs: While this is probably another bug in RB4011, it's not the culprit for 5GHz WLAN troubles, because they h...
by r00t
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]
Replies: 302
Views: 59033

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]

This should have been fixed long time ago. Bug like this just kills entire product. Meanwhile MK is still selling RB4011 WIFI version that's clearly flawed and part of it (5GHz WLAN) is completely unusable. It's easy to just say "if you don't like it, just RMA it and you get your money back"... yeah...
by r00t
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]
Replies: 302
Views: 59033

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]

If it's really the antenna gain setting, then manually lowering tx power would fix it as well. Antenna gain just limits maximum power to obey regulatory domain.
by r00t
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: /tool sniffer Code: 3 (Port unreachable)
Replies: 15
Views: 1808

Re: /tool sniffer Code: 3 (Port unreachable)

Yes, this is the problem with TZSP and UDP. Often some packets get lost, meaning IDS can't inspect all of them. Also wireshark doesn't like it and some filters apply to the UDP TZSP stream instead of sniffed packets. It would be better to have an option to do port mirroring for bridges in ROS, where...
by r00t
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 750 gr3 bin bios file
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: 750 gr3 bin bios file

I think your only hope is to read it out from other device. Mikrotik BIOSes can be downloaded as .fwf files and they are also stored in flash as such, but what you probably need is the "bios loader" code that loads these. Flash/NAND can be fully dumped from LEDE/OpenWRT and that can be booted of net...
by r00t
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Problem with Reset button on a Groove board !
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Problem with Reset button on a Groove board !

Just short these two pads sticking out from the damaged button base, it should work. Make sure you don't touch anything around.
by r00t
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 565
Views: 88544

Re: LHG 60G experience

All Mikrotik 60G hardware is so far compatible, so you can mix LHGs and WAPs as you like. But don't expect it to work with other vendors, even if it uses common 802.11ad platform. Everyone is playing on it's own playground, there is no intercompatibility due to customized protocols and different ven...
by r00t
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: place SIM cards 50m away from the modem
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: place SIM cards 50m away from the modem

Can't guarantee this to work, but it should as SIM card usually uses very low rate (kilobits/s) to communicate: add extension between the socket and SIM card, just wire them together over 50m of STP cable. Get two SIM card extension cables from China, then solder cable between them to make them long...
by r00t
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6 RC and v7 BETA
Replies: 126
Views: 29647

Re: v6 RC and v7 BETA

I really hope they use v4 kernel, but MIkrotik is still selling devices with 16MB of flash (WHYYYYYYY you do this?!!!!)... so it's not looking good.
by r00t
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: RB433

If you only do the bridging, no CPU will be a bottleneck. Both groove and rb433 can do more than 50mbit/s in a bridge setup like this.
by r00t
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: transfer Jumbo Packets with two RBwAP-60ad
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: transfer Jumbo Packets with two RBwAP-60ad

According to the https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Maximum_Transmission_Unit_on_RouterBoards ethernet can handle jumbo frames, but wireless can't. So you can't just bridge them, that will not work. You have to create PPPoE server on one side and client on the other, configured to pass the jumbo ...
by r00t
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6 RC and v7 BETA
Replies: 126
Views: 29647

Re: v6 RC and v7 BETA

Nice to see at least some reply regarding v7. Just want to say when it's ready enough to release some alpha version, please do so. Even if it's missing some features or doesn't work on some hardware, it would still be great to get some real world testing results. I can imagine wireless and various e...
by r00t
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Best VPN for Mikrotik / RouterOS
Replies: 12
Views: 6722

Re: Best VPN for Mikrotik / RouterOS

Best VPN is one you make yourself, host CHR somewhere and use native Mikrotik protocols (EoIP,IPIP,etc.) Generally avoid TCP based protocols (SSTP,OpenVPN) for performance reasons (single TCP connection), always prefer UDP ones (PPTP,L2TP,...). Obviously it all depends on what you are trying to do, ...
by r00t
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 123
Views: 38080

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

For 802.11ax, there should be no need for any custom TDMA protocol, because standard itself already have what you can call NV2 on steroids: Not only it's TDMA, it can also assign different parts of spectrum to a different users for each timeslot... over multiple MIMO beams. And all this is handled b...
by r00t
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How To Mount Mikrotik LDF 5
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: How To Mount Mikrotik LDF 5

For ground links it's often easier to mount the dish upside down.
Searching for "inverted dish wifi" on google images will give you some good results.
One example with diagrams and good read: https://www.ab9il.net/wlan-projects/wifi3.html
by r00t
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raw disk image(img) - inpossible to booting from flash
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Raw disk image(img) - inpossible to booting from flash

It's likely CHR doesn't have drivers for your hardware (disk) so it can't find root filesystem and fails to boot. Sadly there are no kernel messages so you don't really know what's happening.
by r00t
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New standard 802.11ax
Replies: 25
Views: 8560

Re: New standard 802.11ax

Dev boards and dev kits are always super expensive, the BOM cost is probably closer to $188 than $1888. No one expects Mikrotik to have this hardware ready and selling right now. But at least to acknowledge 802.11ax exists and that they are working on it... maybe have a board like this running ROS a...
by r00t
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running IPv6 on Mikrotik? You're out of business in 12 days time
Replies: 32
Views: 18480

Re: Running IPv6 on Mikrotik? You're out of business in 12 days time

Mikrotik have known about this for a year and have done nothing to fix it.
If this is true, then WTF are they even thinking?!
This only sends all the bad messaging: If you want a bug to be fixed, release it as zero day exploit. Doing it nice and proper way gets you nowhere...
by r00t
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cloud IPs need to be blocked
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Cloud IPs need to be blocked

Disable everything cloud and use NTP Client for clock updating instead.
by r00t
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS x86 Supported Hardware and Drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: RouterOS x86 Supported Hardware and Drivers

Sadly there is no official list of supported hardware or list of drivers, or their versions, included in various ROS releases. Drivers/kernel modules differ even between platforms. You can try to unpack the main package (7zip does the job) and look for the kernel modules of interest. They usually ha...
by r00t
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP 60Gx3 AP - anyone already tested it?
Replies: 12
Views: 4395

Re: wAP 60Gx3 AP - anyone already tested it?

For WAPs and mesh targeted hardware, it's not that important, but LHGs should have had 5GHz backup from the beginning! It's a shame LHGs still doesn't have backup radio. There is even place for all the RF chips on the board, but it's not populated. It probably failed to pass FCC tests or there is so...
by r00t
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wAP 60Gx3 AP - anyone already tested it?
Replies: 12
Views: 4395

Re: wAP 60Gx3 AP - anyone already tested it?

Also "CH0 5G" - 5GHz backup, unpopulated again
by r00t
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Separate the firmware(bootloader) and routeros version number
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Feature Request: Separate the firmware(bootloader) and routeros version number

That's how it was, not that long ago. Routerboot had own version number and it was easy to tell if you have to update it or not. Also most routerboards had working serial console you could easily use to enter routerboot menus, check version, update it using xmodem... Then someone though: "Let's make...
by r00t
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB as serial console
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Re: RB as serial console

Yes, so far I had no issues with FTDI usb to serial converters. They just work and while usually costing bit more, they have all RS232 signals for full hardware handshaking that some equipment may require. Sadly it's sometimes hard to find what chipset cable uses before you buy it (often same lookin...
by r00t
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where is dtim and beacon interval??
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: Where is dtim and beacon interval??

Beacon interval is 100ms, not sure about DTIM
by r00t
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where is dtim and beacon interval??
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: Where is dtim and beacon interval??

If you search the forum you will find these can't be set and have been requested for a long time... yet Mikrotik doesn't seems to be listening or there is some hidden reason why these can't be changed (their own wireless drivers?). Especially beacon interval would be handy to modify, but NOPE.... no...
by r00t
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik smartphone app (ex Tik-App)
Replies: 435
Views: 169171

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

I can't care less about kid control or internet detect, these are just taking space.
BTW, I found that enabling Internet detect shows graphs of your WAN interfaces =)
I would rather not have to join the botnet just for the privilege of seeing interface graphs...
by r00t
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik smartphone app (ex Tik-App)
Replies: 435
Views: 169171

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

Please make initial screen after connect (dashboard?) configurable. I can't care less about kid control or internet detect, these are just taking space. Instead, having last 10 log entries, graph of traffic on selected interfaces, list of registered wifi clients, or DHCP clients... or simply shortcu...
by r00t
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 565
Views: 88544

Re: LHG 60G experience

While Terragraph sounds interesting, it certainly can't replace P2P links (whitepaper says range is about 250m, using small antennas).
by r00t
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 565
Views: 88544

Re: LHG 60G experience

On 60GHz WAP radio PCB, there is place for 5GHz radio chips, but it was never used. Mikrotik appears to be just sleeping, while competition is creeping closer and closer and may beat them at their own 60GHz game... Hopefully this will be a wakeup call and we will see some new 60GHz gear soon. They m...
by r00t
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: transfer Jumbo Packets with two RBwAP-60ad
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: transfer Jumbo Packets with two RBwAP-60ad

I haven't tried it with jumbo frames, but PPPoE can pass bigger packets over link with smaller MTU. See https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:M ... iple_links
PPP is only link that can do this, AFAIK no other tunnel can reassemble/unfragment packets.
by r00t
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 66
Views: 19226

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

The powerline adapter is basically entirely new powerline modem, with it's own CPU. There is no magic "microusb" that can forward powerline signal to the mAP, that's impossible. The external box would probably appear as a USB device when plugged into phone or PC (existence of drivers to actually use...
by r00t
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 66
Views: 19226

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

It seems like Mikrotik is expanding into new technologies lately (LTE,Powerline,GPEN,...). Which would be great, but it feels like it's at the expense of "traditional products" like WISP wireless. Yes, we got 60GHz stuff that's really great, but just look at the state of the WIFI on RB4011... or eve...
by r00t
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New standard 802.11ax
Replies: 25
Views: 8560

Re: New standard 802.11ax

It's only about the software and that's what will take a lot of time for Mikrotik to get working, lagging behind competition probably by 1-2 years. Hardware wise, Qualcomm/Atheros provides reference design boards, some APs are just that in a custom box, for example: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Compex_...
by r00t
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik User Meeting 2019 Vienna report - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: Mikrotik User Meeting 2019 Vienna report - ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Good to see the miniPCI LORA card to be offered standalone, hopefully it will not be priced with premium compared to wAP with lora built in.
There is already RAK833 LORAWAN miniPCI card on the market, with price around $100, hoping Mikrotik version will be competitive...
by r00t
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 66
Views: 19226

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

Silence around 802.11ax is deafening... and disappointing.
I guess in the end we will be happy if 160MHz channels are actually fixed and working on RB4011 year after it launched... wave2 is already lost cause... 802.11ax not even planned :(
by r00t
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Woobm - Not working
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Woobm - Not working

Do a quick check of the USB voltage coming from hEX. If you have one of these USB power meters, check that it doesn't drop when loaded. The Woobm WIFI part should boot and work even when plugged in power-only port (like USB power-bank). So if that's not even working correctly on hEX, it looks like i...
by r00t
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB as serial console
Replies: 11
Views: 3554

Re: RB as serial console

Maybe try a different USB2Serial cable with different (non Prolific) chip. I have had very bad experience with pl2302 based cables, they often stopped working for no reason and were very sensitive.. for example, when connecting it to the managed switch, USB stopped working every time switch was powe...
by r00t
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 7172

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

If it can be abused, it WILL be abused by bad ISPs. It's simple as that. They can smell money from every slide of that presentation. "Hi Dave, looks like you just connected another phone to your home WIFI! For just $5/mo, it will be able to access internet" This is going back 20 years, when you had ...
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