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by babyface
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Are you using WPA or WPA2??
by babyface
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ares surpasses bandwidth rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Ares surpasses bandwidth rules

Limits are applied by ip. Works fine for all traffic, but I don't know how Ares can generate traffic that exceed the limit and pass through router. Try if you can.
by babyface
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ares surpasses bandwidth rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Ares surpasses bandwidth rules

Ares is a P2P software, like bittorrent or emule.
by babyface
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ares surpasses bandwidth rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Ares surpasses bandwidth rules

How can I control Ares traffic? I create one simple queue for each client, but Ares traffic pass the limit without problems.

Anyone knows??
by babyface
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0beta10 is out
Replies: 23
Views: 4651

Re: 3.0beta10 is out

I have updated a RB133 to 3.0 beta 10 without problems.
by babyface
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Realtek 8186 based CPEs
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Realtek 8186 based CPEs

Today I have resolved the problems with WPA/WPA2.

If the the security profile has WPA and WPA2 selected, only WPA TKIP PSK can be used in CPE. So I have created a WPA2 AES CCM only profile and works apparently wothput problems.

broken, do you use 8186 cpes for long distance links or only indoors?
by babyface
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Realtek 8186 based CPEs
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Realtek 8186 based CPEs

Let's go. I have two problems, at least are the only that I have detected for now. Routerboards are equiped with Compex WLM54AG23 and 17db/90º sector antennas. 1) WPA2 encryption doesn't work. Log shows handshake timeout constantly, so I must use WPA PSK. 2) Very low signal levels in the connections...
by babyface
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Realtek 8186 based CPEs
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Realtek 8186 based CPEs

I have opened this thread to discuss the issues about realtek 8186 based CPEs. Usually, firmwares of 8186 products are derivated from the open source driver published by Realtek, so much of these products shows the same behaviours. I expect that we can solve the questions related to 8186 and routerO...
by babyface
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.3af power and 532aR5
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: 802.3af power and 532aR5

Yes, there are two types of PoE devices, but both can work with a PoE switch without problems if they are 802.3af compliant.
by babyface
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43
Replies: 32
Views: 3534

Re: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43

What CPE equipment are you using?
by babyface
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 112 and 133 - problem with WPA codes
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: RB 112 and 133 - problem with WPA codes

Realtek CPEs and routerOS aren't best friends. I hope that MT solve it soon.

For now, use WPA PSK and 802.11b mode.
by babyface
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.3af power and 532aR5
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: 802.3af power and 532aR5

You only need a passive PoE inyector (about 9 euros) and a 48 power supply. MT has both products in her portfolio.
by babyface
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.3af power and 532aR5
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: 802.3af power and 532aR5

802.3af isn't fully supported in Routerboards. The power supply mentioned is useless with RB, because it must detect 802.3af device to work. I have the same problem with PoE switches and I have asked for a solution, but nobody seems to be interested. MT should think in give us a little solution, may...
by babyface
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to connect 2 antennas on same radio
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: I want to connect 2 antennas on same radio

RB532 has two mPCI slots, so you can put two radios on the same board without problems. The difference between use one or two radios in a system is less than 40 dolars and the benefits are a lot.
by babyface
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: upgrade from 2.9.42 to 2.9.43 problems ebay listings
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: upgrade from 2.9.42 to 2.9.43 problems ebay listings

It's not a problem with Mikrotik. Seems that ebay has problems today, because I can't enter and I'm using a FreeBSD gateway.
by babyface
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hacking Hotspot
Replies: 116
Views: 69164

Re: Hacking Hotspot

I think that you lost the point of view.

If you don't use encryption, all the data of the network can be intercepted easily. No matter the routes, no matter the gateway... nothing matters.

Use WPA/WPA2 PSK with at least 8 characters for your clients, and create a virtual AP opened for the demo.
by babyface
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2676

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

You can put two wireless interfaces on each node, and use one of them exclusively to interconnect the nodes (with WDS).
by babyface
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MT slows performance over 24 hours
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: MT slows performance over 24 hours

E-mule, bittorrent, ares...
by babyface
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rootenna mounting questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

I'm looking for a better method than drilling holes in the backplate.
Drill the holes in the backplate, put separating screws and assure it to the backplate with nuts. This is the best way and other solutions are botched jobs in my opinion.
by babyface
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: WebProxy for RB532 (2.9.43)
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: WebProxy for RB532 (2.9.43)

Use a proxy with a NAND storage media is not recommended. Never do it.
by babyface
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik & DD-WRT / Hotspot issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3706

Re: Mikrotik & DD-WRT / Hotspot issue

That's not true, DD-WRT can act as a true bridge. Just don't use the WAN port, or set the Internet Connection to disable and assign the WAN port to the br0 bridge. If you do the latter you'll essentially have a 5 port switch with added WiFi. That will solve your problem. At least in wireless client...
by babyface
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan usb 2.0 ar5523 software for windows vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: wlan usb 2.0 ar5523 software for windows vista

What performance do you expect for an usb adapter with dipole at 3 miles away? It isn't a problem of drivers.

I recommend you to use a 14db directional antenna with clear LOS.
by babyface
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik & DD-WRT / Hotspot issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3706

Re: Mikrotik & DD-WRT / Hotspot issue

I think you mean the clients connected to this router ?
You have to ensure that this device is acting as true bridge, then every user will be provided with login page.
This is the problem with DD-WRT. It's unable to act as a real bridge.
by babyface
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD 333 AND RouterBOARD 1000 - a preview ?
Replies: 78
Views: 24807

Re: RouterBOARD 333 AND RouterBOARD 1000 - a preview ?

MIMO is not outdoor oriented in my opinion. If you need high bandwidth, you can use Nstreme2 instead of MIMO.
by babyface
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Compex WLM54G23 support
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

Re: Compex WLM54G23 support

Albie, normis, can you confirm the good working of Compex WLM54AG23 or WLM54SAG23?
by babyface
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Compex WLM54G23 support
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

Re: Compex WLM54G23 support

I have old and new versions of the card, and they are different, this is sure. All my older version are broken (WRAP second mPCI slot fried all), so I only have newer version in active. In Compex webpage, the new version is named WLM54G 6A-23. In general, the newer cards seems cleaner than older, po...
by babyface
Tue May 29, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Preventing Banwidth Accelerator
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Preventing Banwidth Accelerator

Sorry, but... what's the problem with download accelerators?
by babyface
Sun May 27, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Compex WLM54G23 support
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

Re: Compex WLM54G23 support

Hi Albie. What card connector do you use? I use main with b antenna selected in routerOS, but some people says that is better use aux connector...
by babyface
Thu May 24, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Compex WLM54G23 support
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

Compex WLM54G23 support

For my previous experience with other platform (IkarusOS), I know that Compex WLM54G23 is a good card. I had 12 cards remaining from my other network, so I decided to put them in my MT nodes. But they don't work like was expected. First, in System/Resources/PCI, WLM54G23 appears as "unknow device (r...
by babyface
Thu May 24, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fine tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 915

-50 is a great signal
by babyface
Tue May 22, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is this WDS link performing so poorly?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

I'm not sure, but two 400mW and two 600mW cards in 2.4Ghz placed in the same box isn't the better way to do the things...
by babyface
Thu May 03, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 2.4Ghz radio module for hotspot
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Using 3 sectoral antenna 120-degree with 3-wireless radio like R52 or CM9 with tx-power=21-23dbm.
Can R52 work stable at 23dbm??? 23dbm is 200mW..
by babyface
Tue May 01, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 133 CASES??!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

I have seen 133 cases in cznet.cz
by babyface
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 133 with 18v POE , latency and RTOs
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Recently I had problems with the ethernet cable. My distributor send me a new brand and it's a total crap. It gave me a lot of headaches...

Buy quality ethernet cable and try.
by babyface
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5Ghz special cables
Replies: 1
Views: 735

5Ghz special cables

Now I can see a lot of marketing of 5Ghz special cables and pigtails, that doubles the price of standard coaxial cables.

I always have used HDF-400 NM-NM cables in the same way: 6 meter for base station and 1 meter NM-NM in CPE.

Do you think that the named 5Ghz cables are a good investment?
by babyface
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb133c loses time after plugging/unplugging?
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Use NTP client
by babyface
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik VS Trango battle.
Replies: 28
Views: 7479

have you seen any experiments that will make your statement solid? Of course... not :wink: This is basically the problem with Motorola Canopy, for example. When you use a propietary transmision protocol, your equipment is not 802.11. What happens? You are pure noise at the eyes of usual wireless eq...
by babyface
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik VS Trango battle.
Replies: 28
Views: 7479

Are you sure that will help?
It should do.
by babyface
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik VS Trango battle.
Replies: 28
Views: 7479

We started service in 2004 without supporting of local authorities. Now, with more than 200 customers, the municipal goverment (only for electoral intentions) has supported a big company to make a wireless network in our city. The company use 2.4 Canopy stuff, so we have a lot of troubles now. The c...
by babyface
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wimax is here what is the solution MT
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

What's the problem with Wi-max? So simple, Wi-max isn't a reality today. If you invest in WiMax in this moment, you are wasting your money. The products called WiMax are WiFi in other band with the addition of propietary protocols (if WiMax is an standard, can you explain to me why the products of e...
by babyface
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB112 + SR2 + 15db omni +48v POE .4a = bad pinging
Replies: 33
Views: 5309

The problem is that you think that more power means better connection. If you use high power cards, the nearest area suffer a lot from the noise created by the reflection of the signal in ground and walls. If you use an omni with standard cards, the area has less noise and you have the possibility o...
by babyface
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wimax is here what is the solution MT
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Better to say WI-MARK(eting)
by babyface
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Four R52 cards in RB532A+RB502
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Four R52 cards in RB532A+RB502

I'm planning the mounting of a node with 4x90º sector antennas. My first idea is use a RB532Ar5 with RB502 and four R52 cards. Are there known problems with this configuration? Another question. Now I'm using Gigabyte GN-WI01HT with IkarusOS, so I have an important stock of these cards. Over the pap...
by babyface
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Channel reuse on the same site
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

To reuse the same channel you can try canging the polarization
by babyface
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Physically mounting routerboard hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Put the board on the metal plate and mark the position of the board holes in it. Later, use a drill to make the holes in the plate and insert the screws on them. There are hexagonal screws from 5mm to 50mm in steps of 5mm. Use the adequate, but I recommend at least 15mm of separation between plate a...
by babyface
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Physically mounting routerboard hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

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by babyface
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Four sectors with same MAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Thanks to both for the answers.

Finally I'm going to use two RB532 with a total of 3 sector antennas and 1 omnidirectional. The radio with omni will sustitute the old AP and I will migrate clients to sectors bit a bit.

Thanks again!
by babyface
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Four sectors with same MAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Four sectors with same MAC

I have an access point (omni 10db antenna, 2.4Ghz band) with aproximately 30 users. Since one month I have problems with interferences and I have decided to change the AP, replacing it with two routerboards and two 17db sectors on each one. But our CPEs need SSID and MAC of the APs to make the assoc...
by babyface
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD 133/C
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

Hi. RB/133C only have RouterOS LEVEL 3 installed. LEVEL 3 is only for CPE.
by babyface
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: N-Streme PtMP Latency\Jitter
Replies: 36
Views: 4843

Or, I can use any other polling system that works with any volume of traffic. IMO, Protocols with polling like NStreme only have sense with high traffic. The latency in a good link raises when there are high loads, so low loads links don't need Nstreme or routerOS. You can try DD-WRT in WRT54GL :wi...
by babyface
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.8 signal degrades over time and replacing LMR fixes it
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

I always cover the connector with 3M self-bonding tape and 3M PVC tape. Is a good RF insulator and prevents oxide and degradation of metal connectors.
by babyface
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: N-Streme PtMP Latency\Jitter
Replies: 36
Views: 4843

One thing is sure, you don't need NStreme for 2 customers connected to an AP...
by babyface
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Routerboards?
Replies: 71
Views: 17984

What's the point of 3 ethernet and 3 mini PCI with only 175Mhz CPU? I am hard pressed to imagine any use for such a product. 175Mhz is plenty for a CPE, but a CPE doesn't need that many ports... so I am forced to ask 'wtf?' Oh, it has many sense to me. You can connect three clients to a RB133 based...
by babyface
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Doubts about planification of new network
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Doubts about planification of new network

We're going the planning of a new network and is the first time that we use mikrotik. http://www.lojawireless.com/Dibujo3.jpg We need six remote nodes to cover the area, and the main problem is that three nodes are behind mountains. Each remote node is based on RB532+RB502 and it has four radios: at...
by babyface
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan+sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

well if i mounted more sectors always there will be a limit ...what do you think if i reached 1000 users can i still service them through 60 degree for example sector antenna's ?? Everything in this world has a limit. If you want to serve 1000 clients with a computer and few antennas you have a ser...
by babyface
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan+sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

You should replace your 120º sectors by 90 or 60 degrees ones and connect an AP on each. This way the load is divided by four or six.
by babyface
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max clients on single radio RB with WDS..
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

One questions... is better WDS than AP-Client with multiple stations scenarios??
by babyface
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4727

In Spain, for example, 1W is the maximun allowed for 5.8Ghz

PD: 100mW maximun for 2.4Ghz
by babyface
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just another "how many users" question
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Do you think that 80 users/AP are possible?
by babyface
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 133
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

we have no control over distributor prices, but usually they are similar. OK. Has MT special prices for quantity orders? If the answer is "yes", is sales@mikrotik.com the way to go? I'm planing the new network, so I must buy aproximately 3000€ in MT products for the basic infraestructure. And like ...
by babyface
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan+sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Could also be congestion. And... where in the world can you legally run that kind of power?
He said one amp in each radio, so there is a total of 3 amps of 3W :shock: in the 2.4Ghz band...

And for sure, specifications is out of law if he isn't in Antartida :D
by babyface
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan+sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Try to remove the amps. Too much noise...
by babyface
Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS with dedicated radio
Replies: 0
Views: 587

WDS with dedicated radio

I want connect five remote nodes to my backbone. Till now I've used point to multipoint for this task (in IkarusOS). I think that WDS possibilities in routerOS are amazing, so I've decided to use it. Each remote node will be based in a RB532+RB502 boards, with one radio exclusively for WDS between n...
by babyface
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just another "how many users" question
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Just another "how many users" question

I know that the max number of users connected to an AP depends of some factors and every context is different, so here is my target system: - RB532A + 2 R52 + 2 sector antennas (2x180º 2.4Ghz Hor. polarization) - 512/128 kbps for each user (DL/UL) - Peer2Peer partially allowed (256/64 and 100 max. c...
by babyface
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 133
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Hi again. I have seen RB133 and RB133C products in CZNet (eshop.cznet.cz) with arrival dates of 7 and 14 of March. The price for RB133 is 63,60€ and for RB133C is 43,75€. In my opinion these prices are very good, but I'm not sure to see these prices in Spanish distributors. Can someone of the mikrot...
by babyface
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: if i change AP, but mantein SSID name... clients connect?
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

We are using Realtek CPE boards and the association depends of SSID and MAC.

Can routerOS make MAC spoofing in AP mode? If I change one of my old AP I will need this feature...
by babyface
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 133
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Routerboard 133

I have seen RB133 available in a online shop from Greece, but distributors in Spain haven't it yet. Can you say me the estimated arrival date of this product? I'm planing the migration from IkarusOS to RouterOS in my infraestructure and I think that RB133 cover the needs better than others CPE orien...
by babyface
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Transparent traffic shaper RB150
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

VIA Epia with mikrotik routerOS is a better option, I think...
by babyface
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Frequencies 2.3 - 2.5 Ghz
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Frequencies 2.3 - 2.5 Ghz

First of all, excuse my poor english.

Now I'm working with 2.372 Mhz frequency and IkarusOS.

I think it's moment to migrate to mikrotik platform, but I've heard that a special license must be paid to use this freqs. Is this true?