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by HzMeister
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queues and bandwidth sharing
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Queues and bandwidth sharing

Yeah it's pretty easy to do. Mark each subnet (with separate packet marks for upload and download) in mangle. You could mark connections before packet marking like a lot of guides recommend, but I don't since I've found it unnecessary and if you're not maxing out the cpu. Ex: /ip firewall mangle add...
by HzMeister
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.5 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 73
Views: 11107

Re: v6.44.5 [long-term] is released!

Upgraded from 6.44.3 on rb750gr3 without issue. Everything works great.
by HzMeister
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: One queue or hundred queues [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: One queue or hundred queues [SOLVED]

The easiest would be to use pcq.
Make one queue that encompases all of the hosts and set the pcq-rate to 10M.
There is no queue limit in mikrotik - you can have thousands of queues(both simple and in queue tree).
by HzMeister
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Confused with PASSTHROUGH YES/NO in Mangle
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Confused with PASSTHROUGH YES/NO in Mangle

Passthrough only matters if a packet matches a rule. It basically asks the question: "If a packet matches this rule, should I continue scanning?" So, if a packet matches a rule and passthrough=no then it stops at that rule and uses that packet mark. If it matches a rule and passthrough=yes then it c...
by HzMeister
Sat May 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1

No. You come here with a configuration that does not work, I give you a configuration of which I am sure it works, but I don't have experience with configs that leave lots of fields blank. Maybe they should work, apparently they don't. My queue tree and mangle configuration is 100% on point. If it ...
by HzMeister
Sat May 11, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1

Additionally, setting a limit-at for the heavy-upload child queue would only be useful if I wanted to guarantee 900k to it, essentially cutting the available bandwidth for other queues in half - I want queues with a higher priority to get 100% of the available bandwidth of the parent max-limit if n...
by HzMeister
Fri May 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1

You should put the limits on the child queues, that is where they are evaluated. In this case I would put a limit-at of 900k at the heavy-up queue and set max-limit to like 2 M everywhere. Don't child queues borrow tokens from their parent queue? If so, that would mean that the child max-limit cann...
by HzMeister
Fri May 10, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Queue tree upload max-limit stops working when parent=ether1

This morning I thought my isp was having problems because none of my client devices had connectivity even though all of my network devices reported no issues. It turns out that an iOS device was running a backup, saturating the upload and taking everything down. When I went to check why the queue tr...
by HzMeister
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Force Users to Use Specific DNS Server
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Force Users to Use Specific DNS Server

You've got to setup hairpin nat for the pihole. Change 192.168.1.2 to your pihole ip. /ip firewall nat add chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=192.168.1.2 protocol=udp src-address=!192.168.1.2 dst-address=!192.168.1.2 dst-port=53 in-interface=!ether1 add chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses...
by HzMeister
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NAT problems - Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: NAT problems - Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

The tplink router might be the second nat. If they didn't configure the rb750gr3 in a way that would prevent it, you could just use that as your router and use the tplink as a switch+ap. Unplug the wire going into the WAN port of the tplink and plug into into any LAN port.Then you must be sure that ...
by HzMeister
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help: very very simple way/command to prioritize one IP address
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Help: very very simple way/command to prioritize one IP address

Delete your simple queue rules and copy/paste this into terminal: /queue simple add max-limit=2M/20M name=parent target=192.168.1.0/24 add name=doorbell parent=parent priority=1/1 queue=default/default target=192.168.1.251/32 add name=iptv parent=parent priority=2/2 queue=default/default target=192....
by HzMeister
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CoDel support?
Replies: 45
Views: 13032

Re: CoDel support?

I just spent this past weekend comparing fq_codel(smart queue) on a ubiquiti edgerouter with sfq on mikrotik. With all this talk of how great codel is I expected the performance difference to be huge. After doing extensive testing with various configs in different scenarios, I didn't find one system...
by HzMeister
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where is dtim and beacon interval??
Replies: 5
Views: 510

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.... n...
by HzMeister
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where is dtim and beacon interval??
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Where is dtim and beacon interval??

I'm looking for the dtim and beacon interval settings, and can't find them anywhere. Anyone know how to modify them? Is it only in cli or something? Thanks.
by HzMeister
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 86
Views: 17113

Re: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!

Wireless clients are getting disconnected after this update.
6.44 was fine, so downgraded back to it.
by HzMeister
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New standard 802.11ax
Replies: 25
Views: 6090

Re: New standard 802.11ax

is there even any AC pci cards we could test on a routerboard? There is hardware: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/List_of_802.11ax_Hardware But you need to convince MT to build a driver. Nobody builds their own drivers. The majority of the driver and software stack for the chipset is from qualcomm and ev...
by HzMeister
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Dynu.com script for dynamic DNS
Replies: 4
Views: 3114

Re: Dynu.com script for dynamic DNS

I just add the mikrotik ddns to "dns records" in dynu. No scripting necessary.
by HzMeister
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: PROTOCOL QUIC PLEASE & QUICkly ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: PROTOCOL QUIC PLEASE & QUICkly ;-)

QUIC appears to look like udp in winbox, but doesn't have the same behavior. I found this out the hard way after realizing that it doesn't work with rules like connection-rate when marking traffic. There was a bug with connection-rate in the past, are you still having issues? At the moment, I mark ...
by HzMeister
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: PROTOCOL QUIC PLEASE & QUICkly ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: PROTOCOL QUIC PLEASE & QUICkly ;-)

Quic is coming!! Really? Can someone share how much of their current traffic is QUIC, please? I have the impression, that QUIC was feeler by google and will soon be repaced by BBR with TCP-TLS. Quic is more than just a feeler. Youtube uses quic when possible and there are plenty of other services a...
by HzMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remote access to router in offsite office
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Remote access to router in offsite office

I setup an l2tp vpn server to gain remote access to my network and set an input firewall rule to accept tcp port 8291(winbox) from LAN. If you don't want to setup a vpn for whatever reason, and you have a strong enough password, you can just make an input firewall rule to accept all connections. The...
by HzMeister
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why hAP ac² and CRS3xx boot significantly longer than "other" routerboards?
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Why hAP ac² and CRS3xx boot significantly longer than "other" routerboards?

One thing I like about routerboards is the fast boot-up - my rb750gr3 takes exactly 30 seconds to log into winbox from power up.
I was thinking about picking up a hap ac2 and this is obviously not a deal breaker, but It would be nice if someone from mikrotik could chime in as to why this is the case?
by HzMeister
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What are some other ways to mangle dns traffic?
Replies: 1
Views: 346

What are some other ways to mangle dns traffic?

I'm trying to mangle dns traffic in order to give it priority in the queue tree. However, clients occasionally connect to their vpn using udp port 53 which is getting marked too. Aside from using the protocol, port, and packet size what are some other ways that dns traffic can be isolated from other...
by HzMeister
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.7 [stable] is released!
Replies: 53
Views: 11220

Re: v6.43.7 [stable] is released!

Today I wanted to upgrade some production routers to 6.43.4 after having tested it at some less critical sites and found that the stable version has just been updated to 6.43.7 Normally I do not want to upgrade production routers to a version released an hour ago. I know it is possible to upload an...
by HzMeister
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Vibration Sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Vibration Sensor

Wouldn't it be fairly obvious without it?
If one side is mounted to a building and the other to a 20ft pole, which side do you think is most likely the problem?
And if both sides are equally janky, I don't think you need something to tell you that...
by HzMeister
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 750Gr3 Private Internet Access PPTP
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: 750Gr3 Private Internet Access PPTP

Here's what I use to route a set of ips through a vpn. You just need to change the login and network details to yours. Btw, I wouldn't route ALL your traffic through a vpn as a lot of sites don't work well with them and it adds some latency.. /interface pptp-client add allow=mschap2 connect-to=vpn.c...
by HzMeister
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mounting routers to boards - magnets?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Mounting routers to boards - magnets?

A weak magnetic field won't have any tangible effect on the operation of the router.
But don't many Ethernet interfaces have transformer isolation that can be disrupted by magnetic fields?
I personally wouldn't mount it with magnets if at all possible..
by HzMeister
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Crowd Funding of v7
Replies: 32
Views: 4960

Re: Crowd Funding of v7

Mikrotik isn't a startup...
by HzMeister
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

I'm leaving some reserved bandwidth for dns and some other small packets, and also downloads get grouped under another parent which has limit a bit below my total download speed, this way it doesn't saturate download and gives time for queues to drop packets so everything works smooth. If u like i ...
by HzMeister
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

add action=mark-connection chain=postrouting comment=DOWNLOADS_5+MB connection-bytes=\ 5000000-0 new-connection-mark=HTTP_DOWNLOADS_5+_2 passthrough=yes port=80,443,8080 protocol=\ tcp add action=mark-packet chain=postrouting connection-mark=DOWNLOADS_5+_2 new-packet-mark=\ HTTP_DOWNLOADS_5+ passth...
by HzMeister
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

You using that download manager of theirs? I downloaded alot from mega thru browser directly this days and goes properly thru my queue for large downloads, simple mangle of ports 443,80,8080 and bytes set to 5+mb. No, it's through the browser only. Occasionally through the chrome plugin. Sometimes ...
by HzMeister
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

1. Don't know mega downloads: is it using tcp? udp can't be controlled as its connectionless 2. Is mega downloading in chunks? what granuarity is pcq setup with? /ip or also /port. => with multiple chunks with different connections from different ports and /port balancing for pcq a single user can ...
by HzMeister
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

Do you have FastTrack enabled? It bypasses simple queues... Fasttrack is disabled. I know it looks like user error, but it's not. Try downloading a file from megaupload to see for yourself. Any file will work, but if you can't find one, google "bmw tools download" or "megalinks" for some to test. T...
by HzMeister
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

without your config no
It doesn't seem to work regardless of the config - once someone starts downloading from megaupload they take up all the bandwidth. I've tried numerous variations of every parameter in both simple queues and the queue tree without success.
by HzMeister
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload
Replies: 16
Views: 969

QOS not working with file hosting sites like Megaupload

Whenever clients on the network are downloading from hosting sites (particularly megaupload) qos completely stops functioning but otherwise works perfectly for normal downloads. Not sure what's going on. For example, the basic config below works perfectly to distribute bandwidth equally among client...
by HzMeister
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VPN for Beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: VPN for Beginner

This method routes ALL of the traffic via the VPN? What is you only want to route traffic destine JUST for that remote subnet? What do you mean? This is NOT how to connect to an outside vpn(ie your workplace or a commercial vpn like nordvpn). This is how remote users can vpn INTO your network. All ...
by HzMeister
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VPN for Beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: VPN for Beginner

Yeah it's definitely possible. I access my home network via vpn all the time. There's a lot of different tutorials and conflicting info out there, but for a basic vpn config, the wiki is best: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/L2TP#Basic_L2TP.2FIpSec_setup Here's a run down with a few ...
by HzMeister
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.5 [current]
Replies: 124
Views: 21312

Re: v6.42.5 [current]

It was already explained above. Please read entire topic.
Where is it "explained" exactly??
by HzMeister
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.5 [current]
Replies: 124
Views: 21312

Re: v6.42.5 [current]

I upgraded to 6.42.5 on my rb750gr3 without any apparent problems.

Does this affect all devices or is it limited to specific ones?
by HzMeister
Sun May 13, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What can be improved in hEX (RB750Gr3)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: What can be improved in hEX (RB750Gr3)?

I honestly wouldn't change a thing. The great thing about the 750gr3 is the price... op: adding more ports will increase the price adding poe will increase heat/lower reliability and cost more metal casing would be nice, but not necessary - and making it also act as a heatsink requires tight toleran...
by HzMeister
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking an IP range from accessing IPsec
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Blocking an IP range from accessing IPsec

Add this rule for each ip you want to block:

/ip firewall filter add chain=input src-address=[ip-address] action=drop

Be sure to put it above all other rules that would accept it otherwise.
by HzMeister
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: .mynetname.net
Replies: 6
Views: 3712

Re: .mynetname.net

You can't change it.
However, what I do is add it to the dns records of my dns manager, effectively having the ip update automatically while using the domain of my choosing.
by HzMeister
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: winbox x64 version, please???
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: winbox x64 version, please???

In my humble opinion i‘d expect a company the size of Mikrotik to deploy their management tools x-plattform. There are way smaller companies that don‘t forget about their apple and linux community. As administrators we are on call 24/7 and on the road most of the time. There should clearly be offic...
by HzMeister
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox x64 version, please???
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: winbox x64 version, please???

what linux distro are you running?
by HzMeister
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?

There doesn't have to be 2 separate apps, Mikrotik can abandon WinBox, it's UI looks a little archaic anyway and release a cross-platform Qt app :) Having only a console/terminal interface is less convenient for many people, same as having only GUI app. If it was OpenWrt, I'd go with SSH but Router...
by HzMeister
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Queue tree beginner's question
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Queue tree beginner's question

You're trying to do qos on download, right? If so, Set passthrough=yes on the connection marks. Set chain=prerouting on all mangle rules. Set parent=LAN in the queue tree. Keep everything else the same. btw, your limit settings aren't setup correctly - I'd remove everything but the max limit on the ...
by HzMeister
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?

I'd much rather have one really good windows app than have the winbox team spread out across multiple platforms. Besides, there's not a single scenario where you'd absolutely need to have winbox on another platform anyway. If wine doesn't work for whatever reason, there's dual booting, VMs, or even...
by HzMeister
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?

I'd much rather have one really good windows app than have the winbox team spread out across multiple platforms. Besides, there's not a single scenario where you'd absolutely need to have winbox on another platform anyway. If wine doesn't work for whatever reason, there's dual booting, VMs, or even...
by HzMeister
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DNS dynamic servers
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: DNS dynamic servers

in /ip dns servers, press the ^ arrow where you have 192.168.0.1 to remove it and add the dns servers you want.
by HzMeister
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?
Replies: 33
Views: 2731

Re: Any plans to make cross-platform WinBox?

I'd much rather have one really good windows app than have the winbox team spread out across multiple platforms. Besides, there's not a single scenario where you'd absolutely need to have winbox on another platform anyway. If wine doesn't work for whatever reason, there's dual booting, VMs, or even ...
by HzMeister
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP set up to connect VPN from WIN10 over IPhone
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: L2TP set up to connect VPN from WIN10 over IPhone

I literally just setup an l2tp vpn server today. There's a lot of different tutorials and conflicting info out there, but for the simplest config, the wiki is best: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/L2TP#Basic_L2TP.2FIpSec_setup This worked for me: [add ip pool for vpn clients] /ip poo...
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