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by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max clients per Sector
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: Max clients per Sector

I agree, I think that when there is some one whom is marginal on the A.P. that the poller seems to "trip" on their link, although generally it does very well to distribute the access to the whole sector.

Got to keep the LOS clear and the interference away...

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max clients per Sector
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: Max clients per Sector

Hummm... I did see that interference drastically exacerbates the problem; in our quiet neighborhoods deep in the forrest, our latency figures are fantastic with 30 clients on the A.P.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max clients per Sector
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: Max clients per Sector

What is the repeatable max ping time that you guys see on a sector that is fully loaded at forty clients per A.P.?

Rephrased, what do you think that the latency threshold is identified as?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Relationship between CCQ and NStreme Polling in PtMP
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Relationship between CCQ and NStreme Polling in PtMP

Hi Guys, I'd like to ask our collective what the relationship is between CCQ values of individual clients on an Access Point and the Polling Setup that NStreme uses. If I have three clients on an A.P., with CCQ values of 80%, 75% and 100% respectively. If I sell each of these users 1 mbps of through...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

We don't install or set up a site with out at the VERY LEAST an 8 pole band pass filter on the antenna leads, sometimes a band pass filter with a notch depending on what we are working with. We are very conscious about co-location with other services and the facts of life of doing so in an RF hot en...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Here is what we are dealing with: Five years ago, someone would come home from work and check their email, then go and sit in front of the TV for the rest of the night. Now, people come home from work, they turn on the computer and expect to watch streaming video, be it movies or television shows. T...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What does a polling frame look like?
Replies: 0
Views: 472

What does a polling frame look like?

Hi RouterOS fans, Does anyone here know what a polling frame looks like? I'd like to find out more about how polling handles clients with varying signal strengths and CCQ values; does it take more time to check in with the clients whom are softer than it does the people with better sigs? How does a ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Thank you Znet for the information. I have one problematic site that did not take well to the polling mode, I think that this is causal to the site being very close to several cellular sites in a very rural area. From the Access Point location I can see with my eye at least four commercial cell site...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Ah, yes. If GPS sync was implemented across the board as suggested (like many other types of carrier grade eqpt), it would go a long way for stability. This would be especially true for cell-sites that have many radios transmitting in the same band, e.g. 12 APs and 6 backhauls in the same band on t...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Please post some results with your test setup; I would be very enthusiastic to hear what you find.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max clients per Sector
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: Max clients per Sector

We try and limit our stuff to 40 clients per sector MAX, but.. the most important aspect seems to be their behavior. If everyone comes home from work and wants to stream television and movies, well, you're going to have a whole 'nuther ball of wax on your hands.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

One thing we would like to see and is on the top of the MT wish list (wiki) is gps syncing. While it is not a fix all it seems to be on the surface it would help a lot at densely packed sites and keep cost down as few filters would be needed, in wide open areas where were an omni can be seen from a...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

This is some wonderful feedback and a great discussion; just what I was looking for. We limit our client signals to -75; if they can't make this threshold then we don't install them. We find that this levels the playing field dramatically. We don't see bittorrent as much as we have problems with use...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Hi 16MC, That is ideally what I am trying to do; I need to implement the polling set up to alleviate the hidden node problems that we are seeing AND the streaming video factor of our Netflix addicts. Need to do something to balance the load between all of the users and make sure that no one gets shu...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 9359

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Thank you Normis, I will try this this afternoon and see what happens.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Hi Medianet,

Wonderful! Can you elaborate on what edition of RouterOS your clients are using? Also, what are your particular Nstreme settings?

This is with polling enabled at the Access Point, right?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WR: 304km with RouterOS + XR5 + handmade antenna
Replies: 77
Views: 65063

Re: WR: 304km with RouterOS + XR5 + handmade antenna

I'd like to tip my hat to you guys, congratulations from a fellow UHF Ham

Adam KD6POC / K6KPH
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 9359

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Has anyone had any great success using Nstreme in point to multipoint with the later editions? Several of our tower sites are chock full of the classic hidden node situation so we were looking to the polling component to ease the congestion.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Looking for a GOOD example of Nstreme in multipoint

Hello RouterOS fans, I am looking for a good example of a multipoint network where Nstreme w/ polling has been used successfully. We have several access points that have very large view sheds where clients may be ten miles away from each other, thus causing the classic "hidden node" problem. We are ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 9359

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

We too are tinkering with the Nstreme setting in a point to multi point setup and having some unexpected results. We would have down graded to 3.30 but that usually changes many configuration settings in the device. Our observation is that when an A.P. with 30-35 clients are associated and Nstreme i...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

What I eventually did was to "add a device" and then let the Dude auto discover the device details. Seems as though if the Dude was allowed to discover the details, then everything would be OK. If you specified what you wanted to watch, then there were problems. Don't ask me why this is, but it seem...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Fundamental Graphing Problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 7627

Re: Fundamental Graphing Problem?

Hey NateDogg,

Drop me your email address!! I want to get a hold of you!

adam |at| pogowave |dot| com

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hot Spot for Dummies??
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Hot Spot for Dummies??

Howdy Everyone, Has anyone here successfully set up HotSpot in a public place as a "for pay" service to function autonomously? I.E. Stranger comes in to the HotSpot location, connects their notebook to the Public Hotspot, and then pays $1 to you for 24 hours, and then surfs for the next day without ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

Thanks router pimp. I will give it a shot tonight when I get back from working in the field.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

Hmmm.... Could.

I'll give it a shot.

Thank you!!

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

I too have discovered that if you delete the device and then add it back in when you want to look at something, the Dude doesn't crash. (Or it crashes less frequently) I would like to try and avoid discovering the device capabilities, because we use it merely to watch for stations dropping out or be...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Page Editing
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: HotSpot Page Editing

Hey Scott, Well, thanks again. I will do some experimenting on Thursday when I get back to the shop with your suggestions - this is what I was looking for. Some of the info on the forum has been very valuable, I will agree. On the other hand, I think that perhaps for the size of our user base, that ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Page Editing
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: HotSpot Page Editing

Scott, Thank you for the example!! THe script here is exactly what I was looking for; it ought to be a great "getting started" suggestion. All I am really interested in doing is to show people our company web page; that's all. My application should be much simpler than what you've done, but your exa...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Page Editing
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: HotSpot Page Editing

Dear Scott,

Can you elaborate on the mechanics of this?

I.E. How do I instruct the MikroTik A.P. to use this external page, or any specific page for that matter, to show to the clients?

I have a feeling that whatever it is, it's very simple and I am over looking it easily.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Page Editing
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: HotSpot Page Editing

So that Reset HTML button will be helpful should I make a mistake... Thanks.

Do you remember specifically what the exact HTML page is that is created for the HotSpot log in?

I keep trying this, but I keep getting Error 404 on all of my attempts.

Thanks,

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Page Editing
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

HotSpot Page Editing

Hi Everyone, What files specifically need to be edited on the MikroTik RouterOS directories to change the default log in page? I.E. We MAC authenticate all of our clients, but to those whom are unknown to our system, we want to show them our web page.. So, I made an auto -redirect page to display, a...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

The other issue that I seem to be having is the fact that the graphs aren't behaving well. I tried to follow the "recipe" for making The Dude graph client signal strengths here, but The Dude seems to lack the stability to be able to graph the functions. It rejects the "data sources" as created by th...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Fundamental Graphing Problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 7627

Fundamental Graphing Problem?

Hey Everyone, I am trying to graph signal strengths of clients around the network, etc, but I am experiencing a problem when I try to add the data to the chart. The error message that I keep seeing says "Unknown Type".. And this is odd because I even tried it with well known things, such as Pings, e...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

My server reboots perhaps twice per year. The Dude runs on a machine that does DNS lookups, as well as Mail Server work. That's all. The server is a ProLiant ML570. I too have discovered that if I am to remove a device, and then add it back in I may be able to work around the crashing glitch. Kind o...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

I don't know if that would do us any good; we use the Dude as an early warning system to notify us when a station goes off line. This is why we need to keep the Ping service running on all of the devices; it is really important to make certain that someone is watching the store when we are out in th...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues

We have had fantastic success with the SR9 units out here in the heavily forested Joy Woods. They seem to be able to work through dense thick red woods like nothing else. We deployed them because at that time, there was nothing else available. They seem to have worked very well, with one strange qui...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues

That is some good information to have. We have been exploring the idea of deploying the XR9 in our next Access Point - our there in the beach. Some preliminary tests with our SR9 have shown very desirable noise floors, some figures close to -100 or -98. Since we are thinking about XR9s in the next r...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to direct UnAuthorized users straight to the Walled Gard
Replies: 1
Views: 776

How to direct UnAuthorized users straight to the Walled Gard

Hey Everyone, What is your favorite method for directing un-authorized users straight to the Walled Garden pages? In our HotSpot, we MAC authenticate people. We would like to direct people whom are not known via MAC address straight to the Walled Garden pages. What is the easiest way to do this, via...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal walled garden
Replies: 4
Views: 9588

Re: Paypal walled garden

Dear Nate,

Hmm... Sounds good. I might try that...

Although I am unsure how to make our splash page work well with the HotSpot f(x), since there are some images in it, but I can try and see what happens when I start to tinker.

Thanks for the help - hope everything is working well with you.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal walled garden
Replies: 4
Views: 9588

Re: Paypal walled garden

Hey Nathan, This here is Adam from MikroTik class. How do you set up the Proxy to enable the people without authentication to see the web page? I am trying to set up HotSpot on our Access Points to show them to our web site if their MAC address is not known. The users are normally Authenticated via ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS

Yah, I think that we might just have to bite the bullet, and get the SNMPWEBCARDS for each of the TipppLite UPS units that we use out here. I think our units are the SMART3000RM* or something. We have the adjunct battery backup units as well, these are additional cases full of 48 Volt batteries desi...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

CPU utilization seems to idle at less than 10% on the A.P. The A.P. is a RB532 w. R52 in it. Pretty simple. Does nothing but work as an A.P.

This is making me tear my hair out, and really limiting growth....

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS

Yah, what we ended up doing was to order the SNMPWEBCARD for the Triplite Smart UPS. Cost $288 Plus tax and shipping, but if it emails us when the UPS switched off of utility power, then I have some kind of advance warning that the battery life is now powering the A.P. and this is finite. Seems to b...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

You know what - after I posted that I started to look the bandwidth of the channels up myself. I even doubted that as I typed it! :-) I have a point to point link running seven miles between one tower and another out here. This operated in 802.11B. I can see 5.4 to 5.3 mbps on BTest, but then again ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

Thank you for the reply!! I could use all of the heads I could in tracking down this problem. Please allow me to address your questions as they are presented: A. Everything here is just 2.4b mode. The clients are working at 11 mbps when I see this low ceiling. I believe that I am married to the B mo...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

Hey Everyone, I am noticing a bizarre problem with our MikroTik gear that I can't seem to nail down.. So I am hoping that someone here can suggest something for me to check to fix this. Problem here is that I can't seem to get above about 1.5 mbps on the channel while serving clients. Can't figure o...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Getting Access When Using UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 7503

Re: Getting Access When Using UPS

I too am having problems working the serial port with the Smart UPS.

How can I change the port configuration information on the RouterBoard to match what the UPS is looking for?

Yes, I disabled console first. Still thinks that this port is in use.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS

Hey Everyone,

How do I change the configuration of the Serial0 port for use with a UPS device?? I need to do some config change so the UPS will talk to the RB through this port....

When I try to change this, Winbox tells me that this is not possible.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

Same EXACT thing here.

Since it is raining this morning, and there are no installs to do, I will be experimenting with putting it on another server and seeing what that does.

This can be a major headache when we are trying to rely on it.

Otherwise, it's great!!

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Re: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

I have the program running on the local "C" drive of the Proliant Server. (Actually four drives working in RAID 5) I use it by remote-desktoping over there and looking at it when I want to see what's going on. Darn thing wants to freeze when I look at the device details of something in the network. ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?
Replies: 23
Views: 8134

Why does the Dude crash when I try to read Device Details?

Hey Everyone, Just like the title suggests; when I try to open Device Details with the Dude 2.2, it often crashes, thus requiring me to close the program, and re-open. This seems to happen somewhat frequently, which is annoying for what is ostensibly a very good piece of network management software....
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A script to watch the battery voltage?
Replies: 15
Views: 6985

Re: A script to watch the battery voltage?

I am very interested in this; as we have several Routerboards out there mounted in solar powered installations with batteries.

Please post what you have; I am quite interested!!

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Interestingly enough, this week I am at a MikroTik training class. I showed the situation to the instructors, and solicited their advice. They told me that the problem might lie in the internal address of the mail server; they figured that 10.0.10.255/16 is not a valid address that can be addresses ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Ah, Ok. I see where some of this confusion may be coming from. No client machine was ever configured manually, EVER. (Not sure how people got that idea; I might not have been clear somewhere or I thought something was explicit when it really wasn't) All clients are addressed via DHCP from the Rb133C...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Dear Randy, Howdy there. Nice to meet someone else whom is somewhat local. The clients computers are Dynamically addressed from the Rb133C. If I open up a CMD prompt, and then issue a Ping command, I / they can ping the mail server without a problem with either the name, or the ip-address. Let's loo...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

The Rb133C is doing the routing, as these are client addresses.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Dear Andrew, The funny thing about this is that if the subscriber were to get an Engenius CB5 or Senao CB3 , we would not have this problem at all. Those units operate in simple bridge, and hand the subscriber a 10.0.10.XXX/16 address from the PogoWave ISA server. They never have any problems gettin...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Follow up information: I can ping the mail.pogowave.com from the Client radio, but if I try to ping mail.pogowave.com from one of the dynamically addressed client I.P.s (172.16.0.X), I cannot get through. Agh... Can anyone suggest why this might be? Is this a MikroTik firewall issue? I just tried to...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Dear Andrew, OK. Here is the information that you are requesting. M.T. client unit is a R52-350 w/ Rb133C. wlan1 is 10.0.14.29/16 network 10.0.0.0 broadcast 10.0.255.255 ether1 is 172.16.0.1/24 network 172.16.0.0 broadcast 172.16.0.255 DHCP enabled for the ether1. Pool is 172.16.0.2-172.16.0.10 netw...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Dear Andrew,

Yes, all three of those statements are correct.

I will publish the rest of the information in a few minutes.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Dear Andrew, I don't know what a "flat 2 layer network" means.... Between the clients and the mail server, I have a RB532 in bridge mode. I think this is a MikroTik client issue because on my Senao client units, they don't have this problem. It is only with the MikroTik units. So... What did I do wr...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

No, my clients are not using a Proxy Server for web browsing. And... They can do whatever they want while online, they're just having problems getting their mail software to talk to my mail server. This problem is causing me to tear my hair out!! The subnets for all of the addresses that I have ment...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Why can't my clients talk to the mail server??

Hey Everyone, I have a problem here that is causing me to tear my hair out. I have ever chatted with M.T. support on the issue without any resolve. My clients are all addressed at: 10.0.15.XXX My mail server is addressed at: 10.0.10.255 I am also using the mail server to run DNS lookups: 10.0.10.255...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput

Thank you sir!!

Now I can calculate what my actual capabilities are in real time.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput

Thank you Sergejs for explaining CCQ values to me.

Now... What is the theoretical maximum throughput of a 2.4 Ghz Channel at 20 Mhz wide operating in B mode?

If I knew that I could calculate what the capabilities are.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Overall CCQ of a channel and Max Throughput

Hey Everyone, Does anyone know what the correlation is between the overall Channel CCQ and the Max Throughput capabilities of that channel? Example: If I see an overall CCQ on the channel with 20 clients at 90, how much throughput can I push through the channel? If I see an overall CCQ on the channe...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Yes, I will agree. It is something that has to do with the Atheros cards and a prism based network.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

I think it has to do with the atheros drivers for the Router OS system.

Or, that is what I have gathered.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

What is ROS??

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Yeah, that is weird. I will vouch that I have discovered that if you use a MikroTik radio at the A.P., then things seem to work the best. I have also seen this in client applications as well. Today I pulled an SR2 out of a Rb133c and installed a R52-350 to solve a poor CCQ problem. Worked like a cha...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Now for some good news: Let me say this: Once you get the wlan device to register all clients, it is as solid as a Ford truck. The thing never hiccups, always is there, available, and on. I couldn't be happier with the RB532 and R52 or SR2 units that we use for A.P.s I am just scared to make an adju...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

When you say Spoofed Mac, what do you mean? Are you talking about Virtual AP? Or, are you changing the MAC address of the A.P. wlan card as it appears to the outside world? What are your client radio consisting of? I see the problem with Prism client units. MikroTik units like Rb133 and Rb133C doen'...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rb133C reset functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Re: Rb133C reset functions

Ok. I will try that config change this week when back at the shop.

Do you think this is why the computer freezes with the Rb133c, but now with the Rb522?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rb133C reset functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Re: Rb133C reset functions

I found that when I started the Hyperterminal in Windows to talk to the RouterBoard, the computer frequently froze when I tried to communicate it. I didn't understand that, as I use the same hardware and configuration equipment to talk to the Rb532s. What is different about the Rb133s? I wish that t...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

I understand completely. I see the association problem with the prism clients most notably. I have seen the issue with the R52, as well as the SR2, and XR2. From our other discussions and other experiences; it seems to be happening everywhere. I just got in a new batch of R52H on the shelf; I will s...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Oh, OK. I see.

No, we are not using WPA. MAC address filtering only out here in the sticks...

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

What is WPA??

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

I tried the 3.0 Beta versions without any success. I actually had some other strange issues, like random deauth conditions between the A.P. and the clients. I'll stick with the 2.9.XX series for now, and hope that with each successive upgrade we get closer to acknowledging the problem and fixing it....
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

RouterOS 2.9.44 and Re-Associate Problem

Does anyone know if RouterOS 2.9.44 made any progress regarding the problem of Prism Clients Associating on Atheros based A.P. radios?

I see this with my SR2, R52, etc...

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz
Replies: 33
Views: 5659

Re: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz

I have a unique situation myself. I setup a client with an EOC-3220 a few months back when the A.P. was a Prism card in a BriLan board. Everything was fine and dandy, all rosy until I went and swapped out that A.P. with a RB532 / 564 with a XR2. Now, the client's CCQ is about 15 to 18, and he can ba...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 Config in a RB133C
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: SR9 Config in a RB133C

Oh.... That I did not see.

Thank you for your help on this one. I would still be scratching my head over this one if you didn't come along.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz
Replies: 33
Views: 5659

Re: SR9 distance 5MHz vs 10MHz

When you guys tried to configure this card with your RB133C, did the Wlan1 interface look just like a R52?

I put a SR9 into my RB133C, and I see nothing that would indicate 900 Mhz operation...

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 Config in a RB133C
Replies: 2
Views: 810

SR9 Config in a RB133C

Hey Everyone, I am installing my first 900 Mhz link out in the field next week. So, I began by setting up the client RB133C with a SR9. Funny thing is, when I go to set-up the wireless radio, it looks like a R52. Even shows me all of the bands, and the corresponding frequencies of a R52. I don't see...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rb133C reset functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Re: Rb133C reset functions

That's encouraging.

Now, If I can talk to my Rb532 without any problems, why does Hyperterminal decide to freeze when I try to talk to the Rb133c?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rb133C reset functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Rb133C reset functions

Hey Guys... I accidentally disabled the ether1 interface on my Rb133C, and now I can't get into the serial connection to restore it. How do I reset this? I tried to put the reset jumper on, and then put the reset jumper on while pushing the button, powering up with the reset jumper on, powering up w...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I read your post before it was erased. I thought it was good. Ha ha ha. Can anyone explain WHY Atheros and Prism cards don't like each other under all circumstances? We recently swapped out the BriLan stuff which used Prism cards for MikroTik units in our A.P., and discovered a few new issues that a...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Not a bad idea, really considering how so many people are going through the same thing.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I did try making the client radios R52s in RB133c, and I still had the same problem.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

We rolled out a new repeater operating in WDS this afternoon. R52 on the station WDS side, and an SR2 on the client AP BRIDGE side. The R52 synced right up to the WDS back at the pole... But the SR2 side, which had six clients on it, took forty or so enable / disable swaps before it would start to p...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Identical Situation here as well.

We too are out in the country, there is nothing around, noise floor is near -102, and yet the problem persists. I see it with my XR2, SR2 and R52.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Same thing here too. Seems as though we know almost instantly.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Same thing here.

Let's not forget that the problem is prevalent with the R52s as well.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Rb133C config for a client

I will give it a shot tonight. I can concur, troubleshooting something that is as unproductive as that is such a bear. It doesn't follow logical thought and reason, and is located NO where in the manuals. PITA, really. I'll check the packages tonight on some client units. Does anyone remember what t...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Rb133C config for a client

Yes, I am certain that both devices are enabled. When I bridge ether1 and wlan1, then AND add a masquerade rule, then it work just fine. If I just bridge ether1 and wlan1, then the IP address is assigned from the A.P. through the CPE,but no traffic can go through. Strange. I tried to keep it simple,...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Static Clients and Dynamic Clients on the same Wlan via a DH
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Static Clients and Dynamic Clients on the same Wlan via a DH

Hi Everyone, How would I enable clients with static addresses to co-exist with clients whom are addresses dynamically when the MikroTik RouterOS is doing the addressing for the dynamics? Let me explain further. In the beginning, all dynamic clients were addressed in the 10.0.10.xxx range. This was d...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

If you could solve this one, I think you might be in the running for hero of the year.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Specifications on a Masquerade Firewall
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: Port Specifications on a Masquerade Firewall

No, it is out of the box stock with the exception of it being configured with that src-nat masuqerade rule across the two devices.

Any other ideas?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I too am happy to see you, Normis!!

The problem that we see can be triggered by anything simple, such as using the wlan card to sniff, and then returning it to duty.

Anything that causes it to change it's operation state will cause it to go haywire.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Specifications on a Masquerade Firewall
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Port Specifications on a Masquerade Firewall

Hey Guys, Simple question really. After I get a NAT firewall setup in the common way using masquerading, what do I have to do to enable all traffic through all ports? Clients can't check their mail, they can only surf the web, etc. with the example NAT method. Any suggestions? I think it ought to be...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

This is good. I think our thread is really going somewhere now.... I will see if I can make some experiments this weekend with one of the seldom used legs of our WISP.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I am actually quite interested to see that no other people from MikroTik have stepped in and posted something about the topic.

The problem exists with the R52 as well.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I am all 2.9.43 or 2.9.38 here.....

And, since I followed the advice of M.T. to upgrade to the latest version to see if it fixes the problem, I don't have anything to help out here on the shelf.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I don't have any experimental A.P. units to test this on... But I could throw together a RB532 an a SR2 and look around the web for a package of software older than 2.9.38 if necessary.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I have tried the Beta versions with disastrous results.

With the Beta running on my A.P., the thing would randomly drop everyone off, and force them to re-associate, which we all know they never did on their own.

And, of course, everyone got all mad....

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

When I setup a wireless log named debug, and made the logging lines really long, I found that the clients were being sent Deauth packets, but not all twenty five of them.

The clients that were being sent the Deauth packets were the five or so that could register, but were toggling in and out.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I have a nice lab spectrum analyzer; I doubt dragging it out and setting it up would shed any light on this.

My gut feeling is that we have a firmware / software interaction issue, and it is terribly annoying and difficult to deal with.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I see the problem across ALL of my A.P. units, operating even in simple bridges. For these simple bridges, the only RF in the air is the RF generated by the SR2, XR2, etc. The backhaul is a piece of Cat5E on the network switch. This really makes me think that the problem is firmware or hardware rela...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A script to watch the battery voltage?
Replies: 15
Views: 6985

Re: A script to watch the battery voltage?

The Rb133 installation does have a battery monitor gadget that looks at the solar panel, and has a cut off function.

I would like to put together some kind of early warning, or status script to look this over.

May I see your scripts as an example when configured through the U.P.S. packet?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

yeah, we need to get to the bottom of this one.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I have some with amps, some without. In both cases, the problem persists.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Across my nodes, I see noise floors of -95 when they are by themselves, and -88 when the radios have pre-amps in front of them.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

To the best of my knowledge, I thought that the minimum noise floor figure was a minimum threshold for connectivity; if the client was coming below the threshold, then they would not be served. Alright... What is the next idea? BY the way, I swapped out my SR2 for an R52 and am having the same probl...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

Please do post what you find!!

I have been battling this thing across our network since implementation.

I can start to raise the minimum noise floor and see what happens... Can anyone verify this on an AP with more than twenty clients?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Rb133C config for a client

That only worked when I also setup a bridge between wlan1 and ether1. Why would this be? If I just bridged them, there would be NO connectivity across the ports. If I bridged them and then made a NAT rule for Masquerade, it would work. If I did not bridge ether1 and wlan1, AND setup the masquerade r...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 29, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A script to watch the battery voltage?
Replies: 15
Views: 6985

A script to watch the battery voltage?

Hi Everyone,

I would like to have a RB133C watch it's input voltage, and then let me know what's going on.

This particular Rb1333C is solar powered, so keeping it in a happy state is very important for me. Has anyone tried making a script for this?

Thanks in advance,

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun May 27, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Rb133C config for a client

Thank you for the suggestion, Fran.

How would I implement the Masquerade instruction to the Rb133C to allow the client to go online?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun May 27, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

I am seeing the problem on every A.P. that I use the R52 or SR2 on.

My A.P. configs are as follows:

24 clients:

RB532
SR2
Router OS 2.9.43

25 clients PLUS WDS:

RB532
R52
Router OS 2.9.43

And yes, I have the same problem on both of these units. It is both disturbing and annoying.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sun May 27, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Re: Rb133C config for a client

Someone has to have been through this one before. I can get the RB133C to check in with the A.P., and the RB133C does get an assigned in-network address, but I can't get through to the outside world using it from the computer. I can talk to the RB133C using the Winbox tool, and from the Winbox tool,...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat May 26, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lock in ther corner of Winbox
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: lock in ther corner of Winbox

Oh -- OK.

Thank you.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat May 26, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rb133C config for a client
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Rb133C config for a client

Hey Everyone, A question about the R133C setups. I have been messing with one for three hours now, with not success. I think I may have done something fundamentally wrong, OR mine is broken. I configure the thing with an I.P. address for the ethe1, a default gateway to the outside world, and setup t...
by Adam McLaughlin
Sat May 26, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lock in ther corner of Winbox
Replies: 2
Views: 902

lock in ther corner of Winbox

Hey Everyone,

Simple question really, but something that I have been unable to find in the manual.

What does the lock in the upper right hand corner of the Winbox screen mean? Sometimes I see it there with a little red minus on it. Not sure what it represents.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri May 25, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to block other routers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: How to block other routers?

Dear Rob,

That's it?? OK...

I will start to run through the nodes turning that off to each client. Wonderful!!

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri May 25, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Re: SR2 re-associate problem

This is exactly what I am seeing too. I am about to roll out one of the RB133Cs in the field on Monday. I hope this doesn't make the situation any worse. In the mean time, I wish that someone from MikroTik would help us address this. I do concur, the problem happens when the A.P. sees more than fift...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri May 25, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

When I had sent this complaint to Serjegs, with the corresponding Supout file, AND the log, Serjegs told me that I needed to get better clients; suggesting the Rb133C. Come on MikroTik.... There are more people with this problem than I. We need some support from either M.T. or Ubiquity Networks. Kee...
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri May 25, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Registering Clients
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

WDS or NO WDS, there is no difference in the problem I see.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Fri May 25, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

I have it on every one of my RB532 boards. Makes me VERY wary of making any changes to anything, for fear of dumping everyone off and having them not come back.

Why does this happen??

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

I use 2.9.43 at the A.P. I need to get the RB133 running for Monday's install. It should be the first one I have out in the field for the clients. - Wish me luck!! I will connect to it using WinBox and see how it goes. I am trying to get some more compatibility out of the system, and I think that if...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Funny you suggest that; I am about to roll out my first Rb133C client on Monday. All of my clients are Engenius radios presently. When you program your RB133C, do you do this via the serial cable, or by using the Winbox? When I set-up my Rb133C units to talk via serial cable, the computer freezes an...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Yeah- now.... Why does this happen? Are we the only ones to see this? Can't be....

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to block other routers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

I have the A.P. configured as dumb bridges. Clients on the Wlan side, and the network on the Ethernet side of the RB532. Clients are addressed in the 10.0.10.xxx/16 range. Bridges are addressed in the 10.0.18.X/16 range. I am managing each client by the Wlan device = bandwidth management, etc. all g...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

Yeah, but in the mean time, the phone starts to ring, and then people are offline.

When it works good, everyone pops in almost immediately.

Why is this? Doesn't Mike at Ubiquity surf these forums? Maybe he can shed some light on the subject...

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 24, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Registering Clients
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Oh good. That means that I am not the only person experiencing this. I have found a way to negate it, half of the time. A: Disable the wireless device B: Disable the wireless side of the bridge C: Re-enable the wireless device D: Re-enable the wireless side of the bridge As long as another bridging ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed May 23, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to block other routers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Is the L2 network a configuration with the VLAN command?

Can you please go into more depth on this issue?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed May 23, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to block other routers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Is the L2 network a configuration with the VLAN command?

Can you please go into more depth on this issue?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 22, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to block other routers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

How to block other routers?

Hey Everyone,

Can someone explain how to use the RouterOS to stop customer's mis-configured routers from addressing our clients?

I think there is a way to do this... but I am unsure of how to enable this feature.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 22, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with Registering Clients
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Problem with Registering Clients

Ok guys - I have an annoying and serious problem here. I am having a hell of a time making the A.P. units register all clients, consistently. Clients are Engenius EOC-3220 or 2611 (CB5 format). I am using a RB532, with an R52 radio. I also have this same problem when using the SR2 radio, although to...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 22, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is this WDS link performing so poorly?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

We did order some backhaul gear for 5 Ghz... It is on back-order from streakwave. As soon as the backhaul gear shows, then we can get away from this WDS station stuff. I swapped out the SR2 at the AP for a R52. I will do the same thing out at the remote station, see if this makes it any better. Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 22, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is this WDS link performing so poorly?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Why is this WDS link performing so poorly?

Hey Everyone, Why would a WDS link have such a hard time performing when the signal levels are at -64?? My TX/RX speeds are at 5.5 mbps, and 1 mpbs respectively. My CCQ values are at 55/13 for TX / RX. The AP is a MikroTik RB 532 with a SR2... The WDS station is a RB532/564 with two SR2s and two XR2...
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 22, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wds?
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

What are the pros and cons of each, AND can someone explain the WDS cost for us?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 17, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Many card Bridging??
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Tom, Thank you very much for the help regarding this project. I have invested many hours staring at the manual, as well as two aborted installations from the inability to get this working. The manual is less than clear on the policy and procedure to make this play.... I really appreciate your help. ...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 17, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Many card Bridging??
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Tom, Thank you for the reply!! That explanation has helped me a lot. I have a question for you in regards to WDS mode of the repeater I am trying to set up: Can I put the wlan1 (backhaul link) of the repeater into station-WDS, and expect it to connect to another RB532 back at the tower that is opera...
by Adam McLaughlin
Thu May 17, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Many card Bridging??
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Yeah... I have that done, but Sergejs explained to me that you can't put one wlan1 is station mode, and then bridge that to the other wlan devices. Says that you need to have the wlan1 (backhaul) in WDS mode to allow bridging to the other wlan clients for AP bridge work. And that's why a simple brid...
by Adam McLaughlin
Wed May 16, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Network Repeater Address Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Thank you Sergejs!!

I will be trying this out on Wednesday.

I'll address the entire bridge for the management purposes, and then see what happens when this thing rolls out into the field.

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Tue May 15, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

I run mine from a 15 VDC power supply.

Mine is simple, a RB532 operating in a simple bridge mode with one SR2 on the RB532 board.

Any ideas?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon May 14, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple AP Addressing
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Good Morning Chris,

I will make the changes you suggest now.

Thank you for your input!!

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon May 14, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Network Repeater Address Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Network Repeater Address Scheme

Hello Everyone, As you can probably guess, I am trying to learn the best way to address a RB532 for use in network. Here is what I am working on now. I have an RB532, and an RB564 setup with four wlan cards in it. I would like to duplicate an existing BriLan network configuration. Here is what I wou...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon May 14, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple AP Addressing
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Simple AP Addressing

Hello Everyone, I am a MikroTik convert moving away from our current hardware of BriLan. I have a simple question about a basic setup. I am running an RB532 with an SR2 as one of our accesspoints. The RB532 has a piece of Cat5E on ether1 connecting it to the network switch as backhaul, and the wlan1...
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon May 14, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Many card Bridging??
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

I too would like to know this one.

I would like to bridge four cards, one being the station mode, and the other three being A.P. units for clients on different channels.

I tried to create a bridge across all; does anyone know if this works?

Adam
by Adam McLaughlin
Mon May 14, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 re-associate problem
Replies: 163
Views: 17913

I too have observed the same problem. I am running an RB532, with an SR2. The backhaul is the Ether1, connected directly to the network switch in the equipment shelter. When I do something to promp the A.P. to ask the clients to re-register, they usually don't unless I toggle something else, like th...