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by macsrwe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connect Mikrotik Device to Ubiquiti AP via 802.1x [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Connect Mikrotik Device to Ubiquiti AP via 802.1x [SOLVED]

That's sweet, but for the cases where the UBNT network is not under control of the person who owns the MikroTik, is there any way to configure the MikroTik to "unoptimize" the connection enough to authenticate to the UBNT? I'm stuck in a situation where my smartphone and laptop can connect to the AP...
by macsrwe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

I just don't get it. If I connect to another MikroTik on our WAN, I see a normal throughput graph, but if I connect to this one, it's a 0 flat-line like a patient in asystole. What am I missing? Sorry for what may be an obvious question, but are you connecting to it with the bandwidth test tool, or...
by macsrwe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

I would like to ask for some feedback if you don't mind … --- Who and where-are-you to those who use the btest server ? I've used it perhaps a dozen times over the past 18 months from the region surrounding Wickenburg, Arizona, to ensure periodically that WAN providers are (still) offering the spee...
by macsrwe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: One queue or hundred queues [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: One queue or hundred queues [SOLVED]

I'm asking because some of the MikroTik devices has queue limit, for example "20 simple queues".
Those aren't limits, they are just one of the configurations that are tested and reported in the device's performance matrix for the brochure.


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by macsrwe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Queues lie

Have you tried to generate a supout.rif file when the client experiences the issues and send it to support@mikrotik.com? Sadly, no. As I mentioned, I have corrected for this bug only three times in all of 12 years. Each time, it was a Hail Mary attempt: "I'm totally buffaloed... let's try this, it ...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Queues lie

First, your bandwidth test exception rule at the beginning will not work as expected. One thing that I have found with simple queues is that if it is set for no limit on upload and download, it behaves as though that queue is not there. If you wish to try this for yourself it is easy to reproduce -...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Queues lie

1-POE-Host is port 1 on the PowerBox, which would normally supply the host's own service, except the property is vacant currently so there's no connection.

Here is a partial printout of the queue, the rest of the rules are identical except for address.

sqcli.jpg
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Queues lie

It's pretty difficult to misconfigure simple queues. Queue, queue, queue, that's the one that matches this customer, we're done. There are no other queues. Removing them and putting exactly the same queues back should not fix a bandwidth problem like this... and yet it does. To bypass the queues, I ...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Queues lie

Sure. Let me give you the most recent instance. Subscriber calls me. "My internet is slow." I run the standard BTest, and he has headroom up the wazoo, 3x contract rate. (On our network, the ports used by MT BTest avoid the queues so we can measure true available headroom, not just the max contract ...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac² as switch + ap
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: hAP ac² as switch + ap

Thanks a lot for all the help and information. I just needed to know that it's possible but you've given me plenty more than just that info. As long as it's doable I'm sure I can make it work (eventually). I'm going to go ahead and place my order. I can guarantee you right off the bat that it's doa...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues lie
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Queues lie

This isn't a question, it's a warning. There is a bug of long standing in RouterOS that causes invisible, internal queue corruption. I have experienced it with both tree queues and simple queues, over a period of something like eight years, and have incontrovertibly proved it is happening. The sympt...
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Warrany where in USA?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Mikrotik Warrany where in USA?

Most US dealers have RMA forms on their websites that you can fill out and email in to them to make an RMA claim. Some require you to return the faulty unit, though in cases where the damage is apparent (e.g., delamination problems with some DISC units) a photo will suffice.
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whats happening?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Whats happening?

Hi guys, I have a trouble with Mikrotik hap mini. I plugin 3 devices, all working fine, but when i add one more device - fourth! Mikrotik crushed down. It's the fourth device that's left without the Internet. Then I reboot the Microbe. After that, I can't go to its settings. I reboot several times,...
by macsrwe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP Server problem
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: DHCP Server problem

You bridged interfaces and then put addresses on them? Bridged interfaces can't have individual addresses, all the addresses must belong to the bridge. This can cause a raft of addressing gremlins. Fix this issue first, and perhaps the DHCP issue will disappear.


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by macsrwe
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: enable-nstreme does what?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

enable-nstreme does what?

I see a box for enable-nstreme in the Nstreme tab of Wireless. I don't know what it's supposed to do. If I set the bridge side of a PTP link to nstreme in "Wireless Protocol", it looks like I get nstreme regardless of whether or not this switch is checked, so what difference does the switch make? Th...
by macsrwe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 3798

Re: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]

I think maybe I didn't state this entirely clearly. If you have a :local in a script outside ALL curly brackets, its behavior is nondeterministic. For deterministic behavior, put one set of curly brackets around the entire text of the script. And yes, once you have a nicely deterministic variable, i...
by macsrwe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 3798

Re: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]

Figured out that, for whatever reason, on RouterOS 6.43.7 on an RB4011, it will fail that way if run in verbose mode. If I don't run in verbose mode it works fine. If anyone has an explanation that would be great. I've seen weird things happen in verbose mode that didn't happen when not in verbose ...
by macsrwe
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 3798

Re: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]

set full name=full policy=local,telnet,ssh,ftp,reboot,read,write,policy,test,winbox,password,web,sniff,sensitive,api,romon,dude,tikapp skin=default it does not depend on what user(s) exist. It just make sure that "full" group is really full, create new "full" user and delete every single user excep...
by macsrwe
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 3798

Re: Can't change username on ROS 6.43 [SOLVED]

@man: You can always create completely new user and disable/delete original "admin". +1 I agree. Deleting "admin", even if it has a pwd from hell is that much more secure. And for those of us who have already been doing that for years with an initialization script, MikroTik has just made that even ...
by macsrwe
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB911G-5HPacD not showing Tx Power in winbox [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 3527

Re: RB911G-5HPacD not showing Tx Power in winbox [SOLVED]

Somehow, this doesn't feel "solved"... :( I'm trying to use the MikroTik link calculator on a pair of existing QRT 5 ac units, to make sure the results agree with current reality before doing the calculations for a planned upgrade. The configurator says the radio power is 27 (and won't let me change...
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: netinstall install button fails (found: dongle chipset problem)
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: netinstall install button fails

It looks like I'm going to have to walk the greater part of this complaint back. Although the problem occurs sporadically on other USB/Ethernet adapters, it seems my particular problem was caused by one containing the AX88179 chip. Testing has shown that this dongle ALWAYS fails in this manner with ...
by macsrwe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: netinstall install button fails (found: dongle chipset problem)
Replies: 1
Views: 324

netinstall install button fails (found: dongle chipset problem)

I see a particular failure mode in netinstall very often. The router model comes up, I select it, I select the packages to load, I hit the install button. A fast message blips on the bottom line and immediately disappears, words to the effect of "sending proposal to router" (sorry, I don't remember ...
by macsrwe
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]

The NATting shouldn’t make a difference one way or the other. In a home network, any device can choose to use any DNS server; they all go through NAT, and it all works. The only difference in your configuration is that you have a device that needs to be fed a custom DNS value instead of having an op...
by macsrwe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A strange issue with rb 921 access point
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: A strange issue with rb 921 access point

The registration strength information you published is for the AP side I believe, from the board ID in the window header. What is the same information from the CPE? If you have 15 users on Nanostations and only one exhibiting this misbehavior, change out the CPE. It's not worth beating yourself up o...
by macsrwe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A strange issue with rb 921 access point
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: A strange issue with rb 921 access point

Yes, I understood all that. You have a lovely layer-2 connection with no layer-3 connection at all. That’s why you should look at your routing. I would treat the frequency thing as a red herring unless I made double sure that the CPE was connecting with the same AP in both cases. Sent from my iPhone...
by macsrwe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]

Very cool solution, if it works reliably. The wiki doesn’t even hint that this is a possibility, or that the networks will necessarily be matched in order of specificity. But I will certainly remember it.


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by macsrwe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: alternate DNS for specific IP on LAN, is it possible? [SOLVED]

I haven’t personally tried this, but I think the cleanest way to do it is to obtain the MAC address of your IPTV box, assign it a static IP address in /ip dhcp-server lease, and set the DHCP-options field according to the IANA standard (link provided in wiki) to denote a custom DNS server for that d...
by macsrwe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A strange issue with rb 921 access point
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

A strange issue with rb 921 access point

How strange. When I read your symptom, my first thought was that you just had an incorrect routing table in the CPE that was causing ping responses to get lost. But the information about frequency ranges complicates this diagnosis. I see that you have WDS active. Is there any possibility that changi...
by macsrwe
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?
Replies: 5
Views: 5087

Re: ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?

I purchased 20 PowerBox Pro's and on my taller towers I am having problems with POE output on them when I get above 2 ports powered by the box. Why has Mikrotik not commented on this? Sorry, I didn't see this earlier... I have verified that if you are going to power multiple higher-current devices ...
by macsrwe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-out failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: POE-out failure?

Resolution: I replaced the 100' armored CAT5 POE cable carrying 24VDC with 12ga armored "parking deck" cable fed into the barrel power connector. System health now reports 23.8V and port 5 problem is now gone.
by macsrwe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

I do see it is trying to connect - but no btest is starting ... Hmmm , Try updating the ROS version of your Mikrotik to the latest. I am currently running 6.42.7 I think you might need to be on the same version After you upgrade - give it a try again and let me know North idaho Tom Jones I upgraded...
by macsrwe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

What IP address are you testing from ? I can look at the fw logs and see if your IP address shows up in there.

North Idaho Tom Jones (207.32.194.24 btest admin)
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by macsrwe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

(my btest server is 207.32.194.24 btest/btest) Can't get connected to this any longer. Haven't used it previously, so it's not a hog timeout. Last time I used it, you had a different name and password, so it's been some time. Now I just get a long "connecting" and a "can't connect." Screen Shot 201...
by macsrwe
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Firewall: accept established/related... in forward chain?
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Firewall: accept established/related... in forward chain?

I've been using the recommended "accept established," "accept related" firewall rules for years at the top of the input chain on my routers. Today, while debugging a problem caused by my errantly dropping all incoming traffic (including replies!) to the NTP port on my gateway router, it occurred to ...
by macsrwe
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bridge Fast Path Packets not counting
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Bridge Fast Path Packets not counting

Strange, I found out, if I disable fast forward then fast path packets are counting. I suspect this is hardware related. I see the same behavior on my PTP links that are DynaDishes or QRT-5's, but on my LHG 5ac links, the fast path packets count whether fast forward is enabled or not. In your origi...
by macsrwe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-out failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: POE-out failure?

With low voltage poe there is a limit - 1A (1000mA) thru ethernet port/cable. If you power your power-box from another poe-out device, than this limit clearly apply to your case. Also I see that you have only 20.6 volts on poe-out-voltage. Do you use stock power adapter (24v @ 2.5A, you should see ...
by macsrwe
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-out failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: POE-out failure?

That's a good question. I think it's via port 1, but there were some cabling changes about five months ago and it's possible we switched to the jack. I'm about 75% sure it's still the ethernet POE in.

I'm not sure why this would make a difference, so please enlighten me as to why you asked.
by macsrwe
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-out failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

POE-out failure?

Last night, I had a short-haul link go out (SXT lite5 ac, powered by a PowerBox Pro) that's been running fine for about a year. I found that it came back if I forced POE on, but I don't understand why. It is, in fact, on the last interface on the PowerBox, suggesting power budget triage, but I can't...
by macsrwe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 84
Views: 26926

Re: New IP cloud is coming.

@janisk: I have multiple Clients with IKEv2 Server with RSA (Certificates). Those Certificates are made with ddns hostname (7dgfdghgssaa1.sn.mynetname.net) from IP Cloud.will the hostname remain the same. If not I have a big problem since I have to reissue all certificates to users on multiple site...
by macsrwe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 16462

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

The only bootloop possible is one caused by the new bootloader not being properly written. Which didn't happen to me on 30-40 RC updates. MikroTik put out a release about six months ago where the "new available firmware" field always showed up as blank. Boot loop. I use a more cautious approach in ...
by macsrwe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Options for hosting Dude Server

It is equally "stupid" to assume that he is claiming that a routable IP is not available at his edge router, else remote maintenance of his network would be problematic. If he can administer it, he can install Dude hardware inside it. You have a nice day, too.
by macsrwe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Options for hosting Dude Server

"Lack of public IP" is an ambiguous phrase. Sometimes it is used to mean "RFC-1918 address." Other times it is used to mean "addressable but not static." /ip cloud solves the latter problem; if your public IP can change at whim, you cannot solve this problem using only port forwarding. My suggestion...
by macsrwe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Options for hosting Dude Server

It solves the "lack of public IP" problem. Solving the NAT problem is simply a port forwarding rule. I run systems configured just this way, it's not difficult.
by macsrwe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Options for hosting Dude Server

/ip cloud is usually used to solve this need; set up once and forget.


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by macsrwe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Options for hosting Dude Server

Maybe it’s just me, but for 55 bucks I would just buy a dedicated MikroTik hEX to run Dude on, and avoid all the invented-here hassle. Thanks for the feedback, tell me where would you place the dedicated MikroTik hEX to run Dude on to avoid all the invented here hassle ? Nik Is there some subtlety ...
by macsrwe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Options for hosting Dude Server
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Options for hosting Dude Server

Maybe it’s just me, but for 55 bucks I would just buy a dedicated MikroTik hEX to run Dude on, and avoid all the invented-here hassle.


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by macsrwe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 84
Views: 26926

Re: New IP cloud is coming.

> I use this feature only to locate MikroTik routers I have installed that don’t have static IP addresses. this is the intended use - you are our target audience for the IP-cloud's DDNS feature OK... so, as I don't really care about using it for NTP or on IPV6, does this new implementation give me ...
by macsrwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 84
Views: 26926

Re: New IP cloud is coming.

It has improvements in security, responsiveness and expandability.
Maybe a little elaboration on this, so I can decide if I care? I use this feature only to locate MikroTik routers I have installed that don’t have static IP addresses.


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by macsrwe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Feeling overwhelmed setting up hap ac2
Replies: 11
Views: 2016

Re: Feeling overwhelmed setting up hap ac2

What I want is to publish a SSID for them to connect to, (max 10 concurrently) the hap ac2 to hand out DHCPaddresses that are a subset of my main pool (192.168.1.180-190), and then the clients to have all web traffic blocked apart from one web address for the H&S It seems to me that the most straig...
by macsrwe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik bridge infected by conficker? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Mikrotik bridge infected by conficker? [SOLVED]

Are you sure it’s not a customer machine downstream somewhere that is infected? If you are NATting, your ISP is just going to see it coming from your MikroTik device, and he will have no way to realize that it’s coming from somewhere else inside your network.


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by macsrwe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth without queues
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Bandwidth without queues

How is bandwidth allocated if I don't explicitly use some sort of a queue? Let's say my router has 10 Mbps available to it (provided by my ISP), and 5 computers are connected to it, and all five are downloading files from a source that is capable of serving more than 10 Mbps (i.e. enough to saturat...
by macsrwe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2237

Re: Unable to upgrade

Tried everything you suggest. Didn't help..
After you download, the packages should appear in /files. Verify this. After you reboot, are those packages still in /files, or are they gone?
by macsrwe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: log disabled... How to enable it?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: log disabled... How to enable it?

I have seen this happen if the NTP server is returning funky values or if there are multiple alternate servers that are not synced.


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by macsrwe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik hAP lite As Wifi Extender with different SSID and WPA
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Mikrotik hAP lite As Wifi Extender with different SSID and WPA

Hi to all, I've been puzzling hours now to setup a mikrotik that i bought today. I'd like to ask if it is even possible to do what i want to do. I want to connect my mikrotik hAP lite to my Router wirelessly and then make mikrotik repeat the router with different ssid and passphrase. I've been read...
by macsrwe
Tue May 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet

Yesterday our admin at the office told me, i have to switch the wireless mode to "station pseudobridge" and that worked perfectly, even without any IP-adresse, DHCP-Relay or something else. But he couldn't explain why to do that. This is the "wireless bridging problem" explained at 802.11 limitatio...
by macsrwe
Mon May 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet

i am no longer confident I understand what the OP is trying to do, or that he understood the technical implications of agreeing with my statement that he was "trying to add an RB 912 to his current SOHO router as a wireless access point." In particular, he has not made clear whether he is attaching ...
by macsrwe
Mon May 28, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet

If he’s trying to create a wireless access point, as he agreed, setting the wireless interface to station mode isn’t going to help him.
by macsrwe
Mon May 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet

Don’t expect to ping anything or get anywhere from inside the 912. Like I said, it’s a dumb bridge, it doesn’t have any routes, and it doesn’t know how to get anywhere. But everything that connects to its wireless service will find its way out to its ethernet, and that’s all you need. Certainly ther...
by macsrwe
Sun May 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Wirelesse Client Station does not route to ethernet

Let me restate your problem to make sure I understand it. You’re trying to add an RB 912 to your current SOHO router as a wireless access point. If this is true, you are just overthinking the problem. Configure the 912 with its wireless and ethernet ports bridged together. Don’t configure any routin...
by macsrwe
Sun May 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 2237

Re: Unable to upgrade

First, I assume you mean OS version, not firmware. Given that you have provided absolutely no details, file names, or screenshots, I have to take a stab in the dark. Are you loading upgrade packages for the correct CPU architecture of your router? If you load packages for the wrong CPU, they will ju...
by macsrwe
Sun May 27, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LHG 5 ac - two wlans?
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: LHG 5 ac - two wlans?

No one? I was hoping for some advice :( I have no idea where you’re getting that second interface from. I have only two LHG 5 AC units on my network, and both of them show only one wireless interface, only one IRQ, and so on. I don’t see anything in the marketing literature that says there was ever...
by macsrwe
Fri May 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77477

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Can somebody please tell me what this log information is (in dark red below containing warning denied winbox/dude connect from ? ** Is this log indicating remote IP addresses trying to get into my CHR via a potential vulnerability which has been discussed many times here ? ** This is from my public...
by macsrwe
Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?

A month later, still crickets. Is anybody working this problem at all? Here's today's mailbox, as much would fit on a single screen... Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 12.48.35 PM.jpg I don't even believe I ever visited "LHG 60 project in Hawaii," so I don't know why I'm even getting mail for that. But tha...
by macsrwe
Thu May 24, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Terminal - not permitted (9) ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6485

Re: Terminal - not permitted (9) ?

User might not have "Telnet" permissions in the group the user belongs to
Is there a way to see group permissions? What do i need to look in? I haven't seen anything that appears obvious.
Assuming you are using winbox, system/users/groups tab.


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by macsrwe
Wed May 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.13 released!
Replies: 61
Views: 21772

Re: Winbox 3.13 released!

I'll have to give it a try to see how it works out... in my experience, layouts are sometimes even lost when doing updates of RouterOS (when a column is added to some list everything falls back to defaults) so it is to be tried how well this works in a network mixed of bugfix/stable/testing version...
by macsrwe
Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.13 released!
Replies: 61
Views: 21772

Re: Winbox 3.13 released!

I have all my windows, columns, etc set in my session profile, and have that session profile set for all 100 or so of my Mikrotik devices. Is it possible to share a single session profile for all different devices even when you have many windows open to different devices at the same time? How does ...
by macsrwe
Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: hAP lite
Replies: 389
Views: 164041

Re: hAP lite

Just got one, I haven't tested it out yet but I like the form factor a lot. It's great for temp. use / live event / field testing or troubleshooting. No need to worry whether there's spare outlet, great for IoT. If there's a USB port it will work. I did think about mAP but this has just enough RJ45...
by macsrwe
Mon May 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where is my memory going?
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Where is my memory going?

Since installing 6.42.1, a number of my CPEs have been regularly supouting for "out of memory" (also kernel error and watchdogs, but that's another problem entirely). It would be nice to know where the memory is going -- what portion of the system is using how much. I've never been able to find any ...
by macsrwe
Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

I think ROS 6.42.1 i VERY buggy version :( Many,many things not working or working randomly. For instance - next NOT working: Intel i350 miniPCIe cards at x86, working "randomly" Queues. Today I have had NOT working Simple Queues at one x86 machine. I was looking for a problem long time, and..... a...
by macsrwe
Mon May 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

13:31:55 system,info router rebooted 13:31:56 system,error,critical router rebooted because some critical program crashed ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 causes after upgrade to 6.42.1 ( CCR1036-8G-2S+ with 60-...
by macsrwe
Fri May 11, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #82 (May 2018)
Replies: 38
Views: 11372

Re: Newsletter #82 (May 2018)

Powerline communication is absolutely worst use of radio spectrum ever. While pretending it's only wire line communication, reality is that entire house wiring becomes one large antenna, creating jammer that can be heard for miles. These low frequency bands have very special properties (global cove...
by macsrwe
Sun May 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

The message I got is: "backup,critical error creating backup file: could not read all configuration files" I saw the same on three devices. Contacted support, they told me to netinstall. I did and restored the backup. Everything was there except system note and setting for auto-upgrade (which chang...
by macsrwe
Wed May 02, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

What issues will be addressed ? WIll Netwatch be put back ? Netwatch is available as always. What has been removed is the capability of Netwatch to call scripts that perform actions that require write permission. I use Netwatch with scripts that do only a /log action and it still works. I've run in...
by macsrwe
Wed May 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

6.42.1 killed my metal2..package was updated and every time I upgrade the routerboard to current version, the rb simply stops and doesn't reboot anymore...will just go back to 6.41.3 and forget 6.42..it broke everything My experience indicates that this release does not get along well with single-p...
by macsrwe
Wed May 02, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

Downgrading a RB1100AHx2 from 6.42.1 to 6.40.8 bricked it. Will have to make a trip to the mountain to fix that one. At least I had a backup router in place! Indeed, every router I have attempted to downgrade from 6.42.1 to 6.39.3 (what we were running fine two weeks ago) gets bricked, regardless o...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

@Xymox Ive spent the morning downgrading all my clients from 6.42.1 to 6.41.4.. Over the last few days ive seen a number of weird things on client systems that are previously reported on this thread. I do not consider 42.1 "stable"... The other BIG deciding factor to revert to 41.4 is Netwatch. Sho...
by macsrwe
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 35
Views: 17132

Re: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!

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by macsrwe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

Im not sure what happened last night, but, somehow none of my scripts would run from scheduler. I could run them manually. Its like scheduler somehow was not running, or did not have permissions to run scripts.. I always use 2 partitions and flipped back to 41.3 and all was well. You know, I’ve bee...
by macsrwe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

Im not sure what happened last night, but, somehow none of my scripts would run from scheduler. I could run them manually. Its like scheduler somehow was not running, or did not have permissions to run scripts.. I always use 2 partitions and flipped back to 41.3 and all was well. You know, I’ve bee...
by macsrwe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hide-ssid works weirdly
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: hide-ssid works weirdly

I think I found the secret, although I have no idea whether it is a bug or expected operation. You can reliably connect with a hidden SSID if you specify the SSID directly in the main /interface wireless configuration. If you instead use the connect list to contain the SSIDs, and leave the /interfac...
by macsrwe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

ARM upgrade from 6.42 to 6.42.1 will fail if another architecture package is also found on the flash... sometimes required to upgrade caps... in the past it would upgrade correctly and just ignored the extra architecture packages. Is this a bug or just intentional now? I haven't worked with caps, b...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 161084

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

@MT devs: I'd love to see new feature/button in Winbox (in wireless > registration table) which would mass upgrade all clients currently connected to AP to (let's say) latest version from current channel.
Not likely to get added to Winbox, as it's already in Dude.
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.1 [current]
Replies: 272
Views: 45522

Re: v6.42.1 [current]

LED problems: [admin@911-1] > system leds set interface=wlan1 type=wireless-signal-strength input does not match any value of type [admin@911-1] > system leds set interface=wlan1 type=wireless-status input does not match any value of type [admin@911-1] > Maybe your problem is that you haven't speci...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 161084

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

6.42.1 is "newer" than 6.42rcNN, right? It's an upgrade, not a downgrade?
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?

PHPBB has no settings that control this. Either you get notified about every new reply, every time, or you turn it off. Sorry, normis, this is patently false. This worked fine in the past. If you take the time to read the text of the email message, it even says so: You are receiving this notificati...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?

No changes to forum settings in last weeks. When did this start ?
I first complained about this January 25 [Ticket#2018012522004794]. I got a couple of suggestions that didn't improve anything, then the ticket has been dead since the 31st.
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hide-ssid works weirdly
Replies: 1
Views: 382

hide-ssid works weirdly

Got two MikroTiks. Set up an AP on one with hide-ssid. Set up a station-bridge on the other, with that SSID in the connect list. The second one CANNOT find the first one... until I make the SSID on the AP visible. Then the station finds it immediately. If I now hide the SSID on the AP again, the sta...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Anyone else getting flooded by this forum?

This forum used to handle subscriptions by sending ONE notification if someone had updated a topic since you saw it, and wouldn't bother you again no matter how many more updates occurred until you had gone to that topic to catch up. (It's still advertised to do this.) As of about two months ago, it...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please

If you were doing this on an 2011 or even a hEX, I'd be less concerned. But a 750 is low-end and EOL, so I would watch my resource consumption carefully. That's true. But as always, all depends on the specific requirements and dancell didn't say what kind of equipment is using. Actually, he did... ...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 161084

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

This is not acceptable. Netinstall requires local travel to each individual router. Also, many routers are already installed in hard-to-access locations, such as towers and customer premises. Then what do you consider acceptable? A way to wipe the entire router erasing all traces of previous action...
by macsrwe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 161084

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

Mikrotik SHOULD PUBLISH a how to scrub the unit clean so it gets rid of whatever that virus planted or send you a new unit. netinstall without previous configuration .... This is not acceptable. Netinstall requires local travel to each individual router. Also, many routers are already installed in ...
by macsrwe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 161084

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

Hello please tell me how I will update my 3000 mikrotiks again quickly and easily is already the second time that this happens ... The critical need is to update the ones that directly touch external gateways. Routers within your own network are much less at risk (assuming you don't serve an unusua...
by macsrwe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please

The Metarouter configuration shown should handle the problem admirably. My sole concern is this: Each Metarouter instance uses the same amount of resources as a stand-alone RouterOS installation. If you were doing this on an 2011 or even a hEX, I'd be less concerned. But a 750 is low-end and EOL, so...
by macsrwe
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please

Seriously, the solution that will cause you the least headache will be to browse to the modem's configuration page, change its default LAN range, and make the problem go away. Is it absolutely impossible for you to do that? I would tell the property owner that it's a lot cheaper for him to let me ma...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Please Help: Multiple Networks set Up on Mikrotik [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Please Help: Multiple Networks set Up on Mikrotik [SOLVED]

I agree with other posters, I don’t see that the interface-list definitions do anything useful. They’re certainly not necessary to the configuration as given, and should probably just be removed. What puzzles me is the statement in your original posting about “if I am connected on ether1 I should be...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: 2 WAN same ip to 2 LAN help please

What kind of bizarro ISP gives a person two WANs with the same WANIP? Confused? Is that even legal? This sounds like a situation I encountered at a recreational trailer park that had redundant DSL gateways in buildings at each end of the park. The most straightforward solution was just to reconfigu...
by macsrwe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photos of towers and masts
Replies: 55
Views: 15584

Re: Photos of towers and masts

In the outback, towers are anything you can get permission to use...
(RB912s in ITElite sectors, with a PowerBox Pro at the base)

Image
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using WDS to wirelessly connect an airport express router (secondary) to a Mikrotik (primary) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Using WDS to wirelessly connect an airport express router (secondary) to a Mikrotik (primary) [SOLVED]

Ironically, if the equipment had been reversed you could have done this -- not using WDS, but by using the MikroTik's ability to configure any unit's radio as both a station and an AP . You take a performance hit, but if flexibility is your goal, it works really well. Since your guy seems to be marr...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Way too open-ended a question. Last (and only) time I used PBR was seven years ago, when I was transitioning (hot) from a bridged to a routed network. It worked OK for me because the policy was local to each tower (a very small number) and the CPEs connected to it, what I might term a shallow policy...
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Using WDS to wirelessly connect an airport express router (secondary) to a Mikrotik (primary) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Using WDS to wirelessly connect an airport express router (secondary) to a Mikrotik (primary) [SOLVED]

I have a customer who wants to extend their wireless coverage without having to physically plug in an ethernet between the primary (Mikrotik) and secondary (airport express) routers, with the second one getting its ip address via dhcp from the primary one. This suggests it is possible: https://www....
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Would policy routing do what you want?


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by macsrwe
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.7 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 33
Views: 9623

Re: v6.40.7 [bugfix] is released!

*) netinstall - sign Netinstall executable with an Extended Validation Code Signing Certificate;
Finally! Now the Dude, please!
by macsrwe
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Urgent security advisory
Replies: 110
Views: 89610

Re: Urgent security advisory

@Mikrotik - Netinstall is hard work. Pressing that stiff button on 500 devices and uploading a default config can be hit and miss. Lots of tutorials out there bout disabling network cards and such just to make it work, can we improve this ? Hopefully, you are aware that on a working router you can ...
by macsrwe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Urgent security advisory
Replies: 110
Views: 89610

Re: Urgent security advisory

Also, the MikroTik standard process doesn’t load NPKs in a safe order. Nothing is as much fun as when a CPE loads the system package first, then gets interrupted before downloading wireless. When it next comes up, it’s running the new system, but nobody can talk to It and you have to send out a tru...
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Urgent security advisory
Replies: 110
Views: 89610

Re: Urgent security advisory

Ah, and breaking connections is of course a common occurrence when all routers in the network decide at 03:00 to fetch and upgrade their RouterOS.... I already thought of that problem. There should be some randomness in the schedule time, probably. And indeed a recovery when a transfer fails. Off-l...
by macsrwe
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Urgent security advisory
Replies: 110
Views: 89610

Re: Urgent security advisory

There is also the "/system upgrade" command which allows downloads from local location, but it is not clear to me if this is a recommended mechanism for new use, as it is mentioned very little. It dates from before the Internet-enabled /system package update facility. MikroTik would much rather you...
by macsrwe
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall: recent versions fail
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Netinstall: recent versions fail

Nope, renaming it doesn't solve this. What does seem to solve it when it occurs is to restart Windows. Less than deluxe, and not a permanent solution.
by macsrwe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall: recent versions fail
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Netinstall: recent versions fail

Hah! This is not the first time I've run into netinstall problems that were fixed by renaming the exe. And yes, I did go back to using the original name at about the same time this problem occurred. I'll try renaming the exe before the next time I use it. Thanks!
by macsrwe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall: recent versions fail
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Netinstall: recent versions fail

I'm having a problem with netinstall in the past couple weeks, coinciding with upgrading to more recent releases (I am currently running netinstall 6.42rc49, and still see it). The syndrome is this: the router shows up in the window as "Ready," I select it, choose the software, and click Install. Ne...
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)
Replies: 65
Views: 17056

Re: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)

Love the POE switch. Is it really that much additional engineering expense to offer an additional version of these devices in a weatherproof case like the PowerBox? Do you believe there is no market? Outdoor equipment is the norm where we are. I see UBNT announced an outdoor weatherproof gigabit Na...
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Netinstall-related USB/Ethernet dongle problems
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Netinstall-related USB/Ethernet dongle problems

I posted this here because it's a hardware and netinstall issue, though not exactly RouterBoard hardware. For years, I have been using a USB2/Ethernet adapter as a separate interface for performing netinstalls, and for cabled access to routers (since my computer has no ethernet jack). It uses an ASI...
by macsrwe
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)
Replies: 65
Views: 17056

Re: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)

Love the POE switch. Is it really that much additional engineering expense to offer an additional version of these devices in a weatherproof case like the PowerBox? Do you believe there is no market? Outdoor equipment is the norm where we are. I see UBNT announced an outdoor weatherproof gigabit Na...
by macsrwe
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: webfig
Replies: 17
Views: 31449

Re: webfig

yes, firewall rules can be moved How, please? I can’t find any way to do this in webfig. make sure they are sorted by ID (first column). if they are sorted by something else, you can't drag them around. Ah, I see the problem now. The drag thing doesn't work on an iPhone, which is the only situation...
by macsrwe
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: webfig
Replies: 17
Views: 31449

Re: webfig

yes, firewall rules can be moved
How, please? I can’t find any way to do this in webfig.
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Dates aren't times...?
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Dates aren't times...?

I'm trying to write a script that does something if the current date is before (or after) some specified date. If there's a way to compare dates in RouterOS scripting language without resorting to table lookups and string/numeric conversions, I'm not seeing it. The scripting guide says that the data...
by macsrwe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #81 (March 2018)
Replies: 23
Views: 11249

Re: Newsletter #81 (March 2018)

nothing about LHG60G????
FCC Certification https://fccid.io/TV7LHGG60AD
LOL! Complete with a “purchase on Amazon” link that doesn’t work. :-)
by macsrwe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter #81 (March 2018)
Replies: 23
Views: 11249

Re: Newsletter #81 (March 2018)

UserManager can be run on ARM now. What ROS is needed to run it, or is it a separate package?
User manager has always been a separate NPK. So when one shows up in the ARM flavor, you’ll know it works.
by macsrwe
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTIK POE out works only if forced-on
Replies: 0
Views: 373

OmniTIK POE out works only if forced-on

I thought I'd post this problem and its resolution here in case anybody else encounters it. I was configuring an OmniTIK UPA-5HnD with a single outboard SXT as a feed link. I couldn't get the SXT to power up unless I forced the port's POE-out on. The problem turned out to be that the cable I had ins...
by macsrwe
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?
Replies: 5
Views: 5087

Re: ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?

I just stumbled upon this problem too. is the /interface ethernet poe settings set ether1-poe-in-long-cable=yes command not necessary now? did the powerbox worked well to you? Apparently, the new gigabit-capable units of this type are also 802.3af capable, and whatever changes were made to the POE-...
by macsrwe
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!

Sorry for the dump question, but where i find this command, on terminal ?
i cant find it
thanks
The command to update firmware is /system routerboard upgrade

If you are asking about some other command, please be more specific what command you are asking about.
by macsrwe
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.2 [current]
Replies: 125
Views: 28742

Re: v6.41.2 [current]

Again - we strongly recommend to NOT use this feature if you are not aware about how it works. If you will not know min/max settings, then you will not be able to recover device in any way. I suspect there are many routers out there where this value is set to arbitrary garbage due to recent (still ...
by macsrwe
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.1 [current]
Replies: 106
Views: 15497

Re: v6.41.1 [current]

After update 6.41.1 my RB951Ui 2HnD has alway reboot, and i cant winbox to interface address. How can I fix this?
Can you winbox to MAC address?
by macsrwe
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.1 [current]
Replies: 106
Views: 15497

Re: v6.41.1 [current]

I just noticed that a number of my devices lost their system note.
Weird, since /system note doesn't actually do anything but create or edit a physical file named sys-note.txt ... so you must have lost the file.
by macsrwe
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?

For many years I was routinely using nv2 in my layer 2 (bridge/station-bridge) point-to-point links. I assumed that given its proprietary nature, it would offer enhanced thruput, and it allowed me to avoid exposing multiple SSIDs in public that were useless to end-users. Some time ago, a consultant ...
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)
Replies: 65
Views: 17056

Re: MikroTik News February 2018 (Issue #80)

Love the POE switch. Is it really that much additional engineering expense to offer an additional version of these devices in a weatherproof case like the PowerBox? Do you believe there is no market? Outdoor equipment is the norm where we are.
by macsrwe
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 77777

Re: v6.41 [current]

You mean a DHCP client with default-route-distance=0 was adding a route with distance=0? That must have been a bug that has been fixed... Yep, that's exactly what happened. And that change could introduce some other bug, for example :) What is that "other bug"? I still don't get why you would want ...
by macsrwe
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!

The same script, just set to restart automatically, so I do not have to click manually. Yeah, I'm extremely wary of automatically scheduling anything that may result in a boot loop that I can't interrupt. For example, just this week or so a change in 6.41 renumbered firmware to match the RouterOS r...
by macsrwe
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!
Replies: 18
Views: 11132

Re: RouterBOOT "auto-upgrade"!

As many other features, also this one is only in rc state and is still work on progress. At the moment it only executes "/system routerboad upgrade" feature after RouterOS upgrade if "auto-upgrade=yes". After reboot latest firmware is applied. I don't mind to wait for 2 reboot instead of one, if it...
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 77777

Re: v6.41 [current]

Can you please explain, when Mikrotik will amend the CRS3xx releases, so that the supout.rif not gets written to volatile memory, but onto flash instead ?
When you type the command to take the supout, begin the file name with flash/.
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: mAP 2n blinking
Replies: 25
Views: 9437

Re: mAP 2n blinking

I know this is an old thread, but my question somewhat relates. Once I give my Map 2nd power the USR and PWR lights come on and stay solid. I cant find a wireless network and the ethernet ports dont work (no lights when I connect a cable or any detection on winbox) I have tried to get to net instal...
by macsrwe
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 32607

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

The beauty of RouterOS is that you can give each interface two SSIDs -- an identical one shared by the 2.4 and 5G interfaces, and a unique one for each interface (e.g., Network2, Network 5, and Network). That way, the end user can decide whether he wants ignorant-bliss convenience or total control o...
by macsrwe
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 77777

Re: v6.41 [current]

e-mail - do not show errors when sending e-mail from script;

But still appears in the log, I hope?
by macsrwe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 79 (MUM EUROPE ANNOUNCED!)
Replies: 33
Views: 12374

Re: Newsletter 79 (MUM EUROPE ANNOUNCED!)

Regarding RBM33G, is it possible to use 2 wireless cards on the 2 miniPCIe slots if someone does not need any 3G/LTE?

It's not clear from the PDF and product page.
+1, I am interested in this configuration as well.
by macsrwe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: /tool fetch failure: poll err
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: /tool fetch failure: poll err

HI guys; i believe for some problem, but i solved to inroduce: upload = "yes" in the syntax, informing to "fetch" what you should do, "send a file" If you neglect to specify the proper transfer direction, and the source-path does not exist on the (intended) target router, then this is simply a spec...
by macsrwe
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39.3 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 47
Views: 16258

Re: v6.39.3 [bugfix] is released!

One release note: Upgrading older boards (such as 711s) to this release but not immediately updating the board firmware with a second reboot can lead to adverse behavior, such as the boards dropping off wireless connections for short periods for no apparent reason. This happened to us network-wide -...
by macsrwe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Cannot Reset SXT
Replies: 11
Views: 20030

Re: Cannot Reset SXT

hi , i have sort of the same problem , my RB SXT 5hpnd r2 is sort of bricked and i can't access it from down here and i need help ASAP . \netinstall didn't help "Down here?" Is your SXT up in a tower? Netinstall isn't going to do anything for a bricked device unless you hold the reset button on pow...
by macsrwe
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have neighbors problem
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: I have neighbors problem

Why do you have IP addresses on ether1 and wlan1 while those interfaces are part of a bridge? When interfaces are in a bridge you only add addresses to the bridge.
Yup, I've already explained this to him twice. I think we may have a language translation issue.
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have neighbors problem
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: I have neighbors problem

Sounds like you have determined that your "Client Netmetal 922" is faulty.

Without the ip address / routes / bridge-ports configs for the two netmetal devices, there's little more I can do for you.
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic
Replies: 15
Views: 13494

Re: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic

Either hold the reset button in as you apply power, and keep it in for 20 seconds, or set the System / Routerboard / Settings / Boot Protocol to try-ethernet-once-then-nand before rebooting. MikroTIk has Wiki pages that describe all this.
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic
Replies: 15
Views: 13494

Re: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic

netinstall completely formats your router.
Yeah, but I want to save my config... And have protection from last wpa exploit
In Files, perform a back up. Drag the back up out of winbox onto your PC. Perform a netinstall. Drag the back up back onto your router, and restore it.
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic
Replies: 15
Views: 13494

Re: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic

Use winbox to drag and drop the packages into the Files window, in the blank space outside the flash folder. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I've already tried - same error. That would imply that your memory is also nearly full. Does winbox indicate that? (You can right click on the top bar and ...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Netinstall Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Netinstall Problem

If you look at the software download page at routerboard.com, you will see that RouterOS comes in a number of different processor flavors: MIPSBE, ARM, TILE, SMIPS, etc. The HAP mini is (I believe) a SMIPS device. You must download that version of the packages and put those in your Windows folder. N...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have neighbors problem
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: I have neighbors problem

I give the ip address to the correct ethernet but can not ping it. When you make a statement such as this, it implies that you may not understand what I have already explained. If the ethernet is part of a bridge, directing your ping directly to the ethernet interface will never work because it has...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Routing Question

I can’t claim much familiarity with the default configuration, because I never use it.

If tools IP scan is finding your devices, then Ping ought to find them too, as long as you have a compatible address and address range assigned to your LAN interface.
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Routing Question

From the description of your experiment on ether2, I’m going to assume that the 10. devices are inside your LAN. If ether2 through 5 are bridged, as opposed to switched, then you need to put the 10. address on the bridge, not on the individual hardware interface. You need to use an unused address, a...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Routing Question

Let me see if I can ask the question more clearly.

Through what interfaces are the 10. devices accessible? Are they on the far side of your WAN, or are they inside your LAN?
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic
Replies: 15
Views: 13494

Re: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic

Use winbox to drag and drop the packages into the Files window, in the blank space outside the flash folder.


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by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to Check MikroTik with SN in Web
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: How to Check MikroTik with SN in Web

You can obtain the license code for any unit either as described above, or from the /IP neighbors display of any neighboring unit. Whenever I receive a new unit, I log into my account at MikroTik.com and assign that license code to myself. The web interface tells me who the license was originally is...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Netinstall Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Netinstall Problem

I hope this is truly as simple as it sounds Create a Windows folder containing the RouterOS modules that you wish to install. When the name of your unit appears in the netinstall window, click the unit name, then click the browse button to browse to that Windows folder and then select the packages y...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic
Replies: 15
Views: 13494

Re: Unable to download an update - not enough space, hAP lite classic

The free measurement only describes the amount of non-volatile storage (“flash/“) that is free. However you can also place files outside of the flash folder. Those will be resident in memory, so they will be volatile when the unit is rebooted, but there is much more space available there. That is wh...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question on bridged interfaces and broadcast traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Question on bridged interfaces and broadcast traffic

Maybe I misunderstand your question, but it seems obvious to me that if the three interfaces have different address ranges, they will not share broadcast traffic, whereas if they share the same address range through a bridge or switch, they will all share the broadcast traffic. The switch can’t make...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: RX Drop on ether1 (RB850gx2)
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: RX Drop on ether1 (RB850gx2)

So what is your traffic speed and what is your CPU usage? It sounds like the bandwidth of your traffic may be overwhelming the CPU, whereas when it is offloaded through the switch chip, it works fine.


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by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bridge mode
Replies: 9
Views: 12209

Bridge mode

Bridge mode on most SOHO routers just means that there is no NAT or DHCP server active, and all ports are simply bridged together, allowing the device behind it to provide routing services such as NAT and DHCP. You would want to do this, for example, if you wanted to add a wireless access point to a...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have neighbors problem
Replies: 9
Views: 897

I have neighbors problem

I’m not 100% sure you have a problem without some more detail. When the bridge is active, you should be trying to ping your ethernet connected devices by specifying the bridge as the target, not the ethernet port. You don’t say whether or not you did that, so I can’t tell. Also, the IP address has t...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Routing Question

I have to make a lot of assumptions about how these things are connected port wise, because you don’t describe it… but you shouldn’t need any routing rule at all. Just define a 10.0.0.x address on whatever port of your 750 leads to that other network.


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by macsrwe
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROMON / multiple secrets?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: ROMON / multiple secrets?

Litella.jpg
Works much better when you don't misspell the secret!

All that's necessary is to add a ROMON port for the LAN ether interface with the internal LAN secret, and every device shows up on the external network. Lovely!
by macsrwe
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROMON / multiple secrets?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

ROMON / multiple secrets?

ROMON allows multiple secrets. The wiki doesn't say anything about how to use more than one secret, except in the case where one or the other is blank (for seamlessly transitioning from a non-ROMON to a ROMON network). Our entire network is set up with ROMON enabled (what a blessing for disaster rec...
by macsrwe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: windows dude client 6.40.4 VIRUS
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: windows dude client 6.40.4 VIRUS

Yup, seeing that on two machines, and reported it when it happened (no response yet).

I found the screen in Defender where I could tell it to ignore anything in the Dude folder, but it was a race to beat Defender itself, which was deleting the Dude exe as fast as I could reinstall it.
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 32607

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

Yes, we understand novices users too, but MikroTik coders need to think on experimental users too, so from my opinion, out of box can come with Quickset but also can be an option to can remove it too if an experimental user prefer to work as "old school" :P In conclusion I will love if Quickset wil...
by macsrwe
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?
Replies: 5
Views: 5087

ether1-poe-in-long-cable went away?

I just got in a shipment of PowerBox Pros to replace the PowerBoxes on several of my towers. I exported the config on one of the original PowerBoxes, and tried importing it into the PowerBox Pro. It puked on this sequence: /interface ethernet poe settings set ether1-poe-in-long-cable=yes Here's what...
by macsrwe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum bug: huge trainer rank image
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: Forum bug: huge trainer rank image

Looks like ALT+CMD+R causes "reload from origin" in macOS Safari (not shift). F5 adjusts keyboard brightness. Actually, it is shift-command-R that used to do this, but apparently no longer does in Sierra. Option (there is no alt) command-R now "enters responsive design mode," which is entirely unre...
by macsrwe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum bug: huge trainer rank image
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: Forum bug: huge trainer rank image

macs do not even have F5 ;)
Shift command R.


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by macsrwe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Keep terminal session alive after disconnecting winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Keep terminal session alive after disconnecting winbox

Yeah, OK... if the command you are running has even the potential of ever reading stuff from user-input, it won't be allowed.

See this posting for my own bugaboo related to this topic.
by macsrwe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PowerBox Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: PowerBox Pro

+1 on more ports. Four POE-out ports give you a PTP in, a PTP out, and two sectors, not quite enough. If MikroTik offered a weatherproofed POE out switch, I could make do if I had to, but one box is always handier.


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by macsrwe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Keep terminal session alive after disconnecting winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Keep terminal session alive after disconnecting winbox

Whatever command you want to be persistent, instead of typing it into the terminal, type it into a script and then run the script. It will keep running even after you disconnect winbox.


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by macsrwe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request and comment
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Feature request and comment

Feature request: It would be nice to be able to specify a default for the "other side" of a Dude bandwidth test. Right now, it always defaults to the alphabetically first host defined, EVERY time you open the panel. Since my gateway machine is practically at the bottom of the list, and the list is l...
by macsrwe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Will the Basebox attach to UBNT antennas?
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: Will the Basebox attach to UBNT antennas?

Anyone know if the bracket that comes with the basebox will attach directly to UBNT style antennas? You can mount the basebox on the pole that the sectoral is mounted on. Unfortunately, not on the omnis. The Ubiquiti pigtails are only 4" long, so your BaseBox either goes where the mounting plate is...
by macsrwe
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Wireless link calculator updated
Replies: 67
Views: 31442

Re: Wireless link calculator updated

Maybe I'm using this wrong, but it appears to me that if I select a product the calculator fills in the maximum power of that product, and then doesn't let me edit that figure if the maximum power is more than I can use legally in my area.
by macsrwe
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: /tool fetch failure: poll err
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: /tool fetch failure: poll err

Ran into this error again today. It was not a policy error. Turned out to be a typo in the source path.

"Poll error" is a pretty obscure diagnostic for this situation. :(
by macsrwe
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Very Basic Firewall Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Very Basic Firewall Question

I guess my mind is not working well this week. My eyes saw SB 750 and my mind thought RB 711, a radio board. So it looks like none of my advice was applicable at all. Apologies.


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by macsrwe
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Very Basic Firewall Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Very Basic Firewall Question

How would the OP set this up using his Picostation M2 AP, if the AP has no support for multiple SSIDs? To be honest, I'm not sure I understood the OP's existing architecture. He said he had an SB 750, which I assumed was a typo for an RB 750 because otherwise I don't know what that is. If he does i...
by macsrwe
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Very Basic Firewall Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Very Basic Firewall Question

Let me suggest a totally different approach, one that obviates the firewall entirely. Number one, you don't need a second physical AP – you can create a second virtual AP and get the same behavior. Virtual APs share the hardware characteristics of the master AP (frequency, protocol), but can have a ...
by macsrwe
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Allow shutdowns and reboots
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Allow shutdowns and reboots

Feature request: Fix the Dude client to honor requests to shutdown or reboot the host OS without having to manually shutdown the Dude first. Often when some automated process attempts to shut down the host OS (e.g., Parallels updating to a new version or installing a new Toolbox), the shutdown reque...
by macsrwe
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powerbox Pro: USB...?
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Powerbox Pro: USB...?

Website data for Powerbox Pro says there is a "USB Power Reset" feature. But images I can find for Powerbox Pro don't show a USB port. Is there one inside perhaps? This product line could really use storage that doesn't disappear every time tower power fails. Existing flash is just a bit too small ...
by macsrwe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Phantom AP in my hAP lite!
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Phantom AP in my hAP lite!

Thanks for the pointer to hwaddress.com. My two go-to websites for decoding MAC addresses showed fc:a6:67:0e:81:96 as "not found," so I assumed that it was a private address made up out of whole cloth. Looks like it's time to switch reference sites. I've never played with a Chromecast, but from the ...
by macsrwe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Phantom AP in my hAP lite!
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Phantom AP in my hAP lite!

This is weirding me out. Subscriber called to complain home devices weren't performing properly. Remotely examined his hAP lite WiFi AP. Saw two devices registered, each showing signal varying wildly and quickly in the range from -60 to -90. I suspected wireless interference, so I ran a background s...
by macsrwe
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10
Replies: 32
Views: 8867

Re: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10

Your configuration just sounds fundamentally wrong. If you bridge all ten ports, you are essentially operating a switch, not a router. Traffic into any port is going to find its way out any other port without intermediation. If you bridge your WAN port to your PC port, you are essentially bypassing ...
by macsrwe
Tue May 16, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 207321

Re: Feature requests

/ip firewall address-list has a creation-time field that is read only, although it appears in the add box. It would be quite handy if that were writeable at add time, such that the entry would take effect at whatever date and time is entered. This would allow us to schedule changes in account behavi...
by macsrwe
Tue May 09, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New features in Dude RC
Replies: 22
Views: 9744

Re: New features in Dude RC

Just making sure you are aware that you cannot run the new Dude server on MIPSBE. You can run it on a TILE based machine, an x86, or on a hEX (not a hEX POE or any other variant). Given the price point of a hEX, I simply added one to my network, stuffed a memory card in it, and dedicated it to doing...
by macsrwe
Mon May 08, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New features in Dude RC
Replies: 22
Views: 9744

Re: New features in Dude RC

Hi, Is the "Backup Confirguration" option working? or store the config file on MicroSD/internal Storage? Thanks I hope I have interpreted your question correctly... The /dude backup-db command will back up your current Dude database. You can use parameters to /dude import-db to create the active Du...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 207321

Re: Feature requests

I've been waiting over five years for /system upgrade upgrade-package-source to allow specification of its password parameter on the command line instead of demanding it interactively. This one deficiency makes Flashfig entirely useless to us and makes initializing every one of our MikroTik CPEs a m...
by macsrwe
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 207321

Re: Feature requests

Please add some kind of "find router" feature. I often take over projects from other people and have to search for bunch of devices sometimes in many rooms even buildings. A simple "beep constantly" feature could save me a lot of time. You wouldn't believe where people put their routers and wifi ac...
by macsrwe
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 207321

Re: Feature requests

Please make it possible to change the comment associated with a connection without it restarting said connection. This would be good for both /int wireless access and /int wireless connection; also the "add to access list" and "add to connection list" operations, where you already know that the res...
by macsrwe
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 207321

Re: Feature requests (DNS names input instead of IP address)

Hi, Please add feature that will allow me to add DNS name instead of exact IP address. I need this to connect 2 or more MKT routers (PPTP connection) if they are connected to internet thru ADSL and theirs IP addresses are dynamic. I hope that you understand what I am saying and that we can expect t...
by macsrwe
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

Changes in v6.39rc17: macsrwe - If you can repeat the problem in rc17, please write to support@mikrotik.com Reset all the "wrong challenge" units yesterday by manually Reconnecting. Upgraded to rc17 last night. Tonight, I see I have two CPEs again stuck in the "wrong challenge (not requested)(4)" s...
by macsrwe
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

it's not a big problem. just copy your device to Clipboard and paste to Notepad - here's the password even without calling WinBox :) Unbelievable. :shock: There are two aspects to this: 1. It's too easy to for any user without advanced credentials to get any password through this or a similar (CSV)...
by macsrwe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News May 2016 (Issue #72)
Replies: 26
Views: 21730

Re: MikroTik News May 2016 (Issue #72)

Cannt find "wireless product selection guide"where was it published?
Open the newsletter, check last page.
Note that this link is now dead, and I cannot find the full-size illustration anywhere.
by macsrwe
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cant get to local Webserver
Replies: 25
Views: 2491

Re: Cant get to local Webserver

No worries. If you are using the DNS Cache / Resolver on the MikroTik (It comes on by default I believe). You can add a static entry for your web-site like: For cmrk.net at the local IP of 10.1.1.99: /ip dns static add address=10.1.1.99 name=cmrk.net You may want http://www.cmrk.net to work as well...
by macsrwe
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: hAP lite
Replies: 389
Views: 164041

Re: hAP lite

Regardless of the arguments for its desirability, none exists as far as I know. There is a unified guide available across models as far as radio signal strength and distance, but none that I know of for routing power. The only cross model indicator I know of in that regard is the unit price tag. Som...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: hAP lite
Replies: 389
Views: 164041

Re: hAP lite

is there a chart for the various models that compares/ shows WAN to LAN throughout performance so people may choose appropriate device? Not all in one place, I think, but at routerboard.com every device has a data sheet that shows bit and packet throughput for various configurations. In general, yo...
by macsrwe
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question about devices - HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Question about devices - HELP!

Good day all. :) We are looking to set up a 12,7Km P2P link and I was just wondering if the MikroTik Light Head Grid 24.5dBi Dual Chain (RB-LHG5) would suit our purposes. Or are there any better cheaper products that will cover the 12,7Km distance. This is a pretty long link for this unit. Success ...
by macsrwe
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: hAP lite
Replies: 389
Views: 164041

Re: hAP lite

If possible to do the above, I'd love to partake in this as well. Thanks. Can anyone send me an functional export of a harp lite with 2 wan a lan in bridge wit the wifi and the loadbalance and failover functional? The bridge is trivial, the fail over is not difficult, but multi WAN is a thorny issu...
by macsrwe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM Europe 2017 Live!
Replies: 64
Views: 12498

Re: MUM Europe 2017 Live!

I guess I'm in the minority... the newly announced product I crave most is the Powerbox Pro. At last, gigabit link performance on remote outdoor towers without needing to fight with annoying third-party metallic enclosure boxes and POE manifolds. I was right on the edge of deploying hEX POEs (with a...
by macsrwe
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mAntBox15s vs OmniTik
Replies: 3
Views: 692

mAntBox15s vs OmniTik

What would be my consideration between the SXT, LHG or DISC? From what I can tell, it seems the DISC and LHG are about the same and the SXT seems to be more powerful than the other two. What gave you this impression? Do you mean radio power or CPU power? I'm not sure either is true. LHG has narrow ...
by macsrwe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

Apparently, I cannot vacuum the database. I'm running on a hEX, which has limited "RAMdisk" storage. A number of references claim that vacuum uses the same store as the Dude DB, but either that isn't true or it has gotten broken since -- I have tons of space on that drive, but when I run vacuum, I w...
by macsrwe
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

Since putting up 6.39rc13, a large portion of my network got stuck in this state: wrong challenge (not requested)(4) whatever that means. I can't see link status or do bandwidth tests to those devices until I call each one up by hand and do a manual Reconnect. They're still green and all, but Dude ...
by macsrwe
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Feature request: USB networking
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Feature request: USB networking

The request you made looks like: hey, build into all devices the adaptor I am using now in order I do not need to cary it with me. And everyone will buy those devices for higher price just because of that? Will even you buy that new device again? Nothing offending, just thinking loudly about this.....
by macsrwe
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10
Replies: 32
Views: 8867

Re: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10

Think about QuickSet as simple initial setup wizard. The only problem is that it may look as something more, which it isn't. Indeed. Quickset is a configurator specifically designed for people who understand only how to configure standard SOHO routers like Belkin, Netgear, etc. On those routers, yo...
by macsrwe
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10
Replies: 32
Views: 8867

Re: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10

s limitation in the feature set = bad software design Not always, as a glance at Microsoft word will bear out. Sometimes, limits to a features set are good design when the purpose of the interface is to enable an untrained user (such as a person who buys a router for his home use) to make simple ch...
by macsrwe
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10
Replies: 32
Views: 8867

Re: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10

Also imagine that the whole group of ports 6-10 share one single 100mbit line to cpu. Maybe it is not wasting to use one of gigabits as wan even it is 70 mbits. In fairness, he did want to use the POE out feature on port 10. still, this is basically a design quibble over what features he thinks sho...
by macsrwe
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10
Replies: 32
Views: 8867

Re: Change WAN port in RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN from ether1 to ether10

No, it is not a bug, it is a limitation in the feature set. Quickset is designed to do a very limited set of simple alterations to a standard configuration for the benefit of people who understand little if anything about routing. What you want to do is not in the"Simple" class of alterations that t...
by macsrwe
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2011, blank white LCD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: 2011, blank white LCD?

I did a full netinstall, no difference. I guess I'll just run it without the LCD. Thanks for the information.
by macsrwe
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors

If you google

"denied for unknown reason" mikrotik

this is the post that comes up, so ten years old or not, people having this problem are going to come here.
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors

I came to the forum looking for an answer to the "unknown reason" problem. This was the most relevant posting, but there was no answer. When I found the answer myself, I left it here. It's a work habit from 20 years spent in customer service positions. It won't help the original poster, but it will ...
by macsrwe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: RB112 CPE connecting to RB532 AP errors

Link not very helpful -- webpage says absolutely nothing about "unknown reason" reason.

Turns out a lot of time this is a problem with "default authenticate" needing to be on, or an entry needed in the wireless Access List.
by macsrwe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2011, blank white LCD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: 2011, blank white LCD?

Yes, that's what I meant by "playing with the connector socket in case the flat cable was misaligned." At one point (out of desperation despite the damage potential) I did it with the router powered up, up just to see if anything recognizable flashed by. The only results I got in any position were w...
by macsrwe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2011, blank white LCD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

2011, blank white LCD?

I won an RB2011 as a door prize at a MUM a couple years back. It turned out to be an uncased bare board with the LCD mounted on standoffs. Why the vendor had taken the case off, I have no idea. I couldn't use it bare, so I stored it in its box in my shop. Recently, I had a need for a 2011 and someon...
by macsrwe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 45486

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

Alternatively, have an option to remove management capability from the internal web server so it has no access to ROS and config, leaving all management to Winbox and CLI. You can limit the IP addresses for defined users. Just make sure that any user IDs that have anything more than read capability...
by macsrwe
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 45486

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

We will continue to strengthen RouterOS services and have already released RouterOS version 6.38.4 which removes any malicious files in devices that have been compromised.
The obvious question is: does it report the presence of such files if any are detected?
by macsrwe
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 391
Views: 82246

Re: v6.39rc [release candidate] is released

Version 6.39rc40 has been released.
No dude client on the MikroTik website for this release, and auto-update attempt from older dude gives error: bad http response from cloud. Help!
by macsrwe
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phantom drives
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Phantom drives

I recently purchased a hEX to run the Dude, which required me to add flash/microSD storage, the first time I have done this on a MikroTik. When I added the devices, they came up named disk2, disk3, etc. as expected. To make it clearer which one was what when I was moving files around, I renamed them...
by macsrwe
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT router + MT APs setup at home: HW question
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: MT router + MT APs setup at home: HW question

Well, yes, that is my experience base, and that's where I'm coming from. But even on a house by house basis, when I sign up a new subscriber, I put a MikroTik CPE on his roof, and (if possible) a MikroTik Wi-Fi access point in his house, because I can diagnose problems all the way to his end-user de...
by macsrwe
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT router + MT APs setup at home: HW question
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: MT router + MT APs setup at home: HW question

I maybe have enough time in my life to be proficient in one product line. If I had to handle two, I'd just be a dilettante in each of them. An all-MikroTik network gives you a lot of capabilities that you don't otherwise have. With ROMON, you can examine any device on the network from any place insi...
by macsrwe
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13011

Re: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue

That's interesting information. It wouldn't be applicable to my own experiences because we use a lease time of four hours (so we can have a reasonably close indication at any time of how many devices are likely to be connected in the household). One other curiosity we have noticed is that the device...
by macsrwe
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13011

Re: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue

Thanks -- this is a valuable data point. You should send a report outlining these findings to support@mikrotik.com. I'm fairly certain they have no idea what is going on here, as we have never received an explanation for or an acknowledgement of this syndrome.


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by macsrwe
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13011

Re: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue

I have literally replaced everything in the path, with the exception of a handful of structured cable runs connecting random remote hosts. With brand new cables, tested and verified, plugged directly into the RB I see the same behavior. I'm curious-- have you replaced the Routerboard? A bad or inte...
by macsrwe
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue
Replies: 38
Views: 13011

Re: Yet another "dhcp,warning offering lease without success" issue

I've encountered this problem at a number of subscriber installations, and never heard a good explanation of why it was happening. The only time I ever actually solved it was when it started occurring at a new installation and then several days later the service went out – I found that indeed, the o...
by macsrwe
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: v6.39rc [release candidate] is released

There's been this display bug that's been in Dude since the old version of years ago: that is that the background image entirely disappears at some resolutions. It used to be that at resolution 200%, the background turned to white. Every other resolution (including 100% and 400%) showed the backgrou...
by macsrwe
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

Changes in v6.39rc17: macsrwe - If you can repeat the problem in rc17, please write to support@mikrotik.com Reset all the "wrong challenge" units yesterday by manually Reconnecting. Upgraded to rc17 last night. Tonight, I see I have two CPEs again stuck in the "wrong challenge (not requested)(4)" s...
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

Since putting up 6.39rc13, a large portion of my network got stuck in this state: wrong challenge (not requested)(4) whatever that means. I can't see link status or do bandwidth tests to those devices until I call each one up by hand and do a manual Reconnect. They're still green and all, but Dude c...
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude client v6.35 connection timeout
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Dude client v6.35 connection timeout

In the older versions of Dude, you did import and export through the client. This function has been removed. Now you have to move the database source to the router running the Dude server and use /dude import_db and export_db on that machine. Hope this is what you were asking.
by macsrwe
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude client v6.35 connection timeout
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Dude client v6.35 connection timeout

Error message says that dude server is not running at the address provided. Have you checked to make sure it is?


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by macsrwe
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.
Replies: 121
Views: 28515

Re: The Dude, v6.39rc test builds.

In 6.39rc13, opening Link / General always shows "Interface" field in blue as if it has been changed and not saved. Hitting Apply turns it black, then immediately blue again. A really minor bug (I hope). Originally, I thought it was causing link coloring to fail, but upon further examination, I beli...
by macsrwe
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pictures of devics
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Pictures of devics

Didn't think I had a Google Disk, but apparently I do...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_VjU ... DBZVW9CeVU
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.9 released!
Replies: 35
Views: 15575

Re: Winbox 3.9 released!

Also, WinBox needs a way to allow the possibility of a template to be used (and modified) so that the same columns are displayed on any MikroTik router that is connected to - especially new ones, so that we don't have to go through all the column options on each and every router we connect to. That...
by macsrwe
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude fails for "not an error"...??
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

Re: Dude fails for "not an error"...??

No I had not. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. It isn't referenced by any of the literature I received when I bought the product. So the solution to this problem is, "The RB750Gr3 has insufficient storage to run the Dude out of the box, and unless the purchaser adds some of his own, when h...
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pictures of devics
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Pictures of devics

I tried attaching them in the forum, but 3.5MB is too big. Any online repository I make will be non-permanent. Do you have a suggestion?
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38.1 [current]
Replies: 73
Views: 24038

Re: v6.38.1 [current]

Latest for Mac hasn't been done yet... http://joshaven.com/resources/tools/winbox-for-mac/ Still stuck on 3.7.. Just upgrade from within winbox using the check for updates under tools. Works fine for me, although I am using my own wrapped version. It's pretty easy to do yourself if you want to lear...
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Roku fails to register to WPA in 6.38?
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Roku fails to register to WPA in 6.38?

Subscriber called me today saying his two Roku units wouldn't attach to his wireless network. WiFi AP is a hAP lite tower running 6.38 (may be significant, as my current standard release is 6.37.3); it's nothing but a stupid AP unit that bridges all traffic to the SXT router on the rooftop. I have o...
by macsrwe
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.8 released!
Replies: 47
Views: 18148

Re: Winbox 3.8 released!

In 3.8, the "disable" (X) button in system schedule does nothing. Writearound: If one double-clicks the desired schedule, the "Disable" box works.
by macsrwe
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pictures of devics
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Pictures of devics

If you provide a repository URL or an email address, I will be glad to share a few dozen custom images I have created of more contemporary MikroTik devices.


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by macsrwe
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Newbie Home User - Connect Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Newbie Home User - Connect Failed

I should add: if you're serious about wanting to use the Dude on your home network, probably the most cost-efficient way to do that would be to buy a MikroTik hEX (the plain hEX, none of the lite or POE variants) and add it to your existing network as a wired in device. This is the most inexpensive ...
by macsrwe
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Newbie Home User - Connect Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Newbie Home User - Connect Failed

The Dude has two components: a client and a server. Prior to 2016, both would run on the same Windows box. The current version of Dude requires the server to run on a MikroTik device – not just any MikroTik, but a very limited number of architectures. The server has to be set up and installed there ...
by macsrwe
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude fails for "not an error"...??
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

Dude fails for "not an error"...??

I just bought a hEX to allow me to offload the Dude server from my CCR, so I can get and use all the Dude fixes in the "experimental" releases without compromising my production edge router. I did an export-db on the CCR, FTPed the file to the hEX, and did an import-db, with no errors. When I try to...
by macsrwe
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 417205

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Thank you! Discovered my go-to speed-test servers were both out of service, just as I needed to use them to test and accept a speed upgrade cutover. Found yours in the nick of time. I need a good external speed-test server for about three minutes a half dozen times a year. Really, really hope you ar...
by macsrwe
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: destination vs target address for bandwidth queues
Replies: 6
Views: 3603

Re: destination vs target address for bandwidth queues

So if I specify the address (range) of my NOC equipment in the destination field, and the entire address range of the AP's subscribers in the target field, and unlimited speed, and put the rule up top, will that let me ship files from the NOC to the customer's CPE faster than his contract bandwidth ...
by macsrwe
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.
Replies: 189
Views: 39460

Re: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.

Also please make sure, that all custom files are stored in dude/files directory only , as it is stated in the manual: Your custom uploaded mibs/images/etc need to be stored in: "(data-path)/files/" directory. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:The_Dude_v6/Files#Starting_with_v6.37_release Thanks,...
by macsrwe
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.
Replies: 189
Views: 39460

Re: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.

I can confirm our map background images randomly disappear from disk, too. We are on 6.38rc40 and have had to replace a background image twice and it ultimately disappears from disk. It is missing again now. 1. Please update your Dude server to the latest - 6.38rc version 2. If you can reproduce th...
by macsrwe
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Exclude traffic from Simple Queue
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Exclude traffic from Simple Queue

Did you not understand Chupaka's advice? It is correct. Create a simple queue entry that specifies the target of dodear.com and has unlimited bandwidth. Put it first in the simple queue list. Then create your bandwidth limiting rule, and place it after that rule, so that it applies to everything tha...
by macsrwe
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 22205

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

It's nice that the OmniTik is updated, but I'm still waiting for the 2.4GHz model with POE-out so I can service local trailer parks and outdoor hotspots with a single power cable on a post. 5GHz OmniTik is fine for a neighborhood tower when individual CPEs are involved, but to serve individual PCs, ...
by macsrwe
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New hardware - mAP
Replies: 154
Views: 51233

Re: New hardware - mAP

I understand the comment was old -- but both the Winbox resilts and the marketing literature at routerboard.com are absolutely current, they don't agree, and it would be nice for whichever is wrong to get corrected.
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New hardware - mAP
Replies: 154
Views: 51233

Re: New hardware - mAP

no, it will not have voltage monitor.
Routerboard.com says mAP has voltage monitor (click box under "Features"). mAP product page says mAP has voltage monitor. Winbox says mAP has no voltage monitor. Wish I knew whether this was a Winbox bug or a marketing bug.
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supported UPS`s
Replies: 49
Views: 32185

Re: Supported UPS`s

Witch UPS models are suppoprted by RouterOS? I have sucefully connected and installed Cyberpower Value 600E.other upses are not recognized by MT. Elsewhere , a post claimed that CyberPower UPS devices work with MikroTik because they emulate APC Smart protocol. I purchased several BRG1350AVRLCD unit...
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall install button fails
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Netinstall install button fails

Don't have another PC, don't use Linux (not sure where you got that impression), and a firewall wouldn't interfere with one launch of a program but not another. Thanks for responding.
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V6.2 Winbox from cant drag and drop files
Replies: 9
Views: 5393

Re: V6.2 Winbox from cant drag and drop files

No that's demonstrably not the case. As the steps showed, once the drag-and-drop prohibition is broken, I can sometimes return the filename to a value that didn't work previously, and it will work now. Except for the value winbox.exe, which seems to absolutely fail every time. I know this sounds lik...
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: V6.2 Winbox from cant drag and drop files
Replies: 9
Views: 5393

Re: V6.2 Winbox from cant drag and drop files

I'm sorry, but the voodoo is just getting deeper. I updated Winbox yesterday. When Windows Firewall complained about it at first launch, I told it to run on all types of network (I'm pretty confident I did). Drag-and-drop into the router stopped working. I made sure to set it as "run as administrato...
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: drag and drop files
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: drag and drop files

Longer discussion here: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=75490 . Problem still occurs, haven't found any answers yet.
by macsrwe
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox file manager drag and drop problem
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: Winbox file manager drag and drop problem

I originally misread your question -- you were talking about downloading, not uploading. I've never seen that failure. However, in dire circumstances you could always use tool/e-mail to email the file to yourself. As far as upload goes, Files does have a "paste" option -- it's the brown icon in the ...
by macsrwe
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall install button fails
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Netinstall install button fails

Every model that comes through here. 911s, SXTs, 912s, mAPs, hAP lites, old 711s. Yesterday it happened to me on an LHG.