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by transporter_ii
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?

I did find someone that actually answered my question: All wireless bridges in effect are pseudo bridges because 802.11 does NOT allow bridging a wireless CLIENT interface, that's the whole problem in a nut shell. You can bridge AP's all day long but not clients and still be in compliance with the s...
by transporter_ii
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?

If you would like the mikrotik to behave like a Deliberant or other client, then simply add a bridge, and add the wlan and ether interfaces to the bridge.
If you have that actually working, I would love to see it. I have yet to do that on a client and have it work.
by transporter_ii
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?

Ok, as stated, I know how to make a transparent bridge with WDS, and I know that RouterOS is very configurable. I just would like to know how I come I can take a Deliberant, in "bridge mode" and hit a Mikrotik AP in "AP bridge mode", and make a bridge with no WDS, and yet I can't do the same thing w...
by transporter_ii
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?

I have been playing around with some different setups with Mikrotik. I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask a bridge question like this, but I can't find an answer. Here is the setup. Mikrotik 2.4 AP, running in AP bridge mode. There is a bridge containing wlan1 and ether1, with a private IP addre...
by transporter_ii
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power-Offset SR5 and SR9
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Power-Offset SR5 and SR9

This is an aggravating subject for me, and I have posted about it before. If you really want to pull some hair, buy a good quality power meter that checks the power out straight from the card. We have a Berkeley Varitronics Systems Wi-Fi Power Analyzer called a Caterpillar. It is worth the money bec...
by transporter_ii
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bridged ports & IP addresses - prob. easy question
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Bridged ports & IP addresses - prob. easy question

A lot of RouterOS I just had to figure out on my own. When I bridged, say ether1 and wlan1, I put the IP address on wlan1. I figure they are actually bridged, so it shouldn't matter which one it goes on. But then I was looking at some examples here on Mikrotik, and I noticed they put the IP addresse...
by transporter_ii
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to dstnat to a server located on hotspot network
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: how to dstnat to a server located on hotspot network

Man, I had no idea that would be so convoluted. But if all you need to do is get to a management interface located on the private LAN of a Hotspot, it can be done much easier than that. All you have to do is a VPN using Putty. There is a lot of information on the internet about how to do that, so I'...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with OSPF "how to" guide.
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Help with OSPF "how to" guide.

I appreciate the reply. I know, if I'm thinking correctly, that Cisco just doesn't add a route like that to the routing table unless it has a better administrative distance. If the administrative distance is better, it will discard the route it had and add the new one. I just wanted to make sure I w...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with OSPF "how to" guide.
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Help with OSPF "how to" guide.

I'm putting together an OSPF lab for a Cisco gateway and Mikrotik APs. Here is a VERY rough draft of the first part (I did mention it was a ROUGH draft, didn't I?): http://www.inetwork-plus.com/ospf/lab-ospf.htm Everything seems to work. The setup is Cisco NAT gateway (1605) --> 5.8 main AP --> 5.8 ...
by transporter_ii
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Radius problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Hotspot Radius problem

Just use the MAC Address as the user name. And enable login by MAC in the hotspot server profile. It should work. I'm probably going to just figure this out by trial and error, as I finally got my freeradius server working...but when you enable login by MAC on a hotspot without a radius server, it ...
by transporter_ii
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic Advice on RouterOS hardware selection
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Basic Advice on RouterOS hardware selection

This may not exactly answer you question, but I found this link one time that I thought was a really fair look at RouterOS when used as a router in a corp. environment:

http://blog.firebright.com/2006/10/12/e ... ate-media/


Hope it helps you.

Thanks,
by transporter_ii
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: FreeRadius auth by MAC address
Replies: 1
Views: 4852

FreeRadius auth by MAC address

I've searched the Net over for this one. I have a working FreeRadius server, but only PAP & user name / password logins on a hotspot. When I follow the Mikrotik "how-to's" on authorizing by MAC, my auth attempts fail every time. The MT wiki states this: To authorize associations on an AP interface, ...
by transporter_ii
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Radius problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Hotspot Radius problem

Ok, once again will answer my own question. At least I put some useful information into the system for people to search for. :) Hey, this isn't documented very well and I have to figure it out by trial and error. If you have a radius server, don't add the user to the hotspot!. The radius server will...
by transporter_ii
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Radius problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Hotspot Radius problem

Might be something easy, but I have read every document I can find and feel I'm doing exactly as they say. I have a simple freeradius server running on FreeBSD and its working perfectly for PAP authentication, and I have used NtRadPing to verify it. On RouterOS Radius menu: Radius information is con...
by transporter_ii
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Quick winbox vs CLI hotspot setup question
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Re: Quick winbox vs CLI hotspot setup question

Yes it does. I was at home when I posted that and didn't have access to a RouterOS system. I was creating the hotspot by hitting the big red plus sign in IP hotspot. If you do that, it does not create everything. It will do it if you go through setup in winbox, though. Honestly, it didn't hit me tha...
by transporter_ii
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Quick winbox vs CLI hotspot setup question
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Quick winbox vs CLI hotspot setup question

Ok, I'm getting a better feel for what is going on now. I can do this from the CLI pretty easy, but would like to see if it can be done from Winbox...just to see if it can be done. 1) In the CLI hotspot setup, you can set masquerade=yes. If you create your hotspot in Winbox, is that set to default t...
by transporter_ii
Sun May 27, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

Re: RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?

>obviously, this is always the case. by using manual power, >you can damage the card and make the output power low. Well, I messed around with this for a couple of hours yesterday with no luck whatsoever. We have three different 200 mW cards, getting exactly 15 - 17 dBm, when they should be getting ...
by transporter_ii
Fri May 25, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

reply from support

For those following this, here is the reply from support: -=-=-=-=-=- Hello Jay, You have to use 'rate-set=configured' for the wireless interface and the lowest rate available for the interface, that will make to use maximum tx-power, run bandwidth test 'direction=transmit' for the wireless interfac...
by transporter_ii
Wed May 23, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

<i>Have you played with these settings?</i> No I haven't. When we got our first RotuerOS license, I e-mailed support about this same issue. The general reply was to leave the settings on default and the cards would put out the maximum power possible. Obviously, this isn't always the case. Right now ...
by transporter_ii
Wed May 23, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

RouterBoard / WRAP board radio card power levels?

We just purchased two RouterBoard 532s and two ubiquity SR-5s, as well having a test RouterOS/WRAP board AP up and running with a few customers on it (which works great, by the way). Anyway, we have a Berkeley Varitronics System's Wi-Fi Power Analyzer that does 2.4 - 2.5 & 5.1 - 5.9. When we use a R...
by transporter_ii
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS bridge-mode / hotspot question
Replies: 2
Views: 847

re: auth by mac address

Yes, I figured that out just this morning before reading your post. Thanks for the reply, though. I tested it and it works, but I do have a couple of questions on the subject. 1). When I added a user, I couldn't use that user account until I rebooted the AP. Is that normal. 2). Everything works fine...
by transporter_ii
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS bridge-mode / hotspot question
Replies: 2
Views: 847

RouterOS bridge-mode / hotspot question

I have been working on a RouterOS AP. So far I have got it to work in AP-bridge mode and as a "hotspot." Is it possible to have something in between the two? Is there a way to have hotspot-like controls but not have to log-in? What we need just needs to be an always on connection for the customer bu...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: STRANGE VOIP PERFORMANCE
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: STRANGE VOIP PERFORMANCE

We currently have around 30 clients using the system all sharing 4Mbit connection and limited to 128k/256k or less I have recently set up an asterisk box to be able to give voip service to our clients. Thanks David This is an old post and someone has already pointed out that 30 clients on 1 radio i...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Pros & Cons - Single radio APs vs. Multi-radio APs
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Have you tried running MT on the WRAPs? I haven't had any problems with a MT/WRAP combination. No, we have some an extra WRAP boards and I'm fixing to start some testing with it. Can you please expand on your setup just a little? Are you using MT backhaul and WRAP for an AP? Does your WRAP board ju...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Backbone and 2.4 Local
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

re: 2.4 backhauls

We have some 2.4 backhauls in a limited MESH setup, configured exactly as you are describing, and they have been very unstable, more so in the heat of a Texas summer. We are fixing to move to 5.8 backhauls for this very reason. In the Syngress book, "Wireless Hacking," SoCalFreeNet initially deploye...
by transporter_ii
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Pros & Cons - Single radio APs vs. Multi-radio APs
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Pros & Cons - Single radio APs vs. Multi-radio APs

We are looking at deploying some MT RB532s w/ SR5 cards in them. We are a small WISP with a legacy Canopy system & a Locustworld Mesh system running on dual interface PC WRAP boards. With the WRAP boards, we have had nothing but problems (rebooting, hangs, etc.,). They are dual interface with 2.4 ba...