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by macsrwe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 557
Views: 383776

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: 557
Views: 383776

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: 254

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: 507

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: 507

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: 507

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: 507

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: 507

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: 591

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: 507

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: 276

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: 328

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: 278

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: 264

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: 3337

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: 3337

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: 3337

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: 3337

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: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: RB911G-5HPacD not showing Tx Power in winbox [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

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: 277

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: 277

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: 1500

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 1194

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: 4387

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: 795

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: 557
Views: 383776

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: 557
Views: 383776

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: 557
Views: 383776

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: 1546

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: 637

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: 795

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: 795

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: 795

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: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 82
Views: 23893

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: 15472

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 82
Views: 23893

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: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: New IP cloud is coming.
Replies: 82
Views: 23893

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: 1769

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: 1301

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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