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by elbob2002
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What is the Always On setting for PPPoE Client?
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: What is the Always On setting for PPPoE Client?

In the Dial Out settings tab for the PPPoE interface just make sure Dial On Demand isn't checked.
by elbob2002
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Policy Routing/FIB
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Policy Routing/FIB

That is indeed the right place. Here's an example of mine. First is my default routes. You can see I have some of them duplicated with a routing mark: 1.PNG At the moment I only have two routes with a policy applied (marked as 4G and UBNT) and you can see how I set the source: 2.PNG Here's what it l...
by elbob2002
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 17994

Re: v6.48.2 [stable] is released!

Facing issues with ospf. It keeps flapping.

Had the same. Either downgrade the router you updated to 6.48.2 to 6.48.1 or upgrade all the others to 6.48.2
by elbob2002
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hyper-V Loading Error
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: CHR Hyper-V Loading Error

There was an issue with the 6.48.1 image. I think it's in the release thread somewhere.

Use 6.48.2 if you're going to deploy OVA
by elbob2002
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 121
Views: 17994

Re: v6.48.2 [stable] is released!

Upgraded an RB3011 to 6.48.2 and log started filling up with OSPF errors and no OSPF routes were being distributed. Ignoring Link State Acknowledgment packet: wrong peer state state=2-Way Other OSPF routers distributing routes on the same backbone include 3 CHRs and an RB750Gr3. I wasn't planning to...
by elbob2002
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta5 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 34793

Re: v7.1beta5 [development] is released!

My HAP Lite got hard bricked updating via Winbox from v7.1b4 to v7.1b5. The router does not boot any more - the the Power-LED and Ether2 are lit, while Ether1 and Ether4 glow faintly. I tried to install various versions via Netinstall, but even after successfully flashing, the router will not boot....
by elbob2002
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Bandwidth not crossing 2.4Gbps in Mikrotik CHR
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Bandwidth not crossing 2.4Gbps in Mikrotik CHR

What Level CHR license are you using?

P1 License allows only for 1GB per interface.
by elbob2002
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bridge Mikrotik Routers through SFP
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Bridge Mikrotik Routers through SFP

So you want to connect your router to your switch using a GPON SFP module to another GPON SFP module?

I don't think that will work as GPON is a little more complicated than a couple of regular fibre SFPs.

Buy a couple of cheap MM or SM SFPs instead.
by elbob2002
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Chateau LTE12 - dropping LTE interface/connection
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Chateau LTE12 - dropping LTE interface/connection

The firmware upgrade definitely seems to be worth it.

My CA interface was constantly up and down and seems a lot more stable since the upgrade. As a result my bandwidth seems to doubled from 30 to 60Mb
by elbob2002
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 7 - Bought P1 portts still 10Mb
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: CHR 7 - Bought P1 portts still 10Mb

I'd double check the NIC driver the VM is using. Make sure it's VMXNET3
by elbob2002
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 7 - Bought P1 portts still 10Mb
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: CHR 7 - Bought P1 portts still 10Mb

What hypervisor are you running and what version of CHR?

RouterOS 7.x while called a Beta is really alpha quality and no where near production ready.
by elbob2002
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Carrier Aggregation Mikrotik Chateau LTE12
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: Carrier Aggregation Mikrotik Chateau LTE12

What is the output of /interface/lte/monitor lte1

You should see something there like:
primary-band: B3@20Mhz earfcn: 1700 phy-cellid: 292
ca-band: B20@10Mhz earfcn: 6300 phy-cellid: 85

If you don't then it's very likely your provider doesn't support carrier aggregation.
by elbob2002
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR on VMware Fusion 12
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: CHR on VMware Fusion 12

Your issue is most likely with VMware Fusion or MacOS rather than the CHR.

Are you running an intel Mac or a new one with Apple's own CPU?
by elbob2002
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48 [stable] is released!
Replies: 324
Views: 68728

Re: v6.48 [stable] is released!

After upgrading on RB3011 ports in switch group 1 (ether1-5) started flapping every 5 minutes. Rolled back on 6.47.8 and all seems ok. So 3011 users, install with care! ;) My RB3011 has flapping ports on both switch groups (1-5) and (6-10), going to roll back now... if I can work out how!! IF YOU H...
by elbob2002
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48 [stable] is released!
Replies: 324
Views: 68728

Re: v6.48 [stable] is released!

After upgrading on RB3011 ports in switch group 1 (ether1-5) started flapping every 5 minutes. Rolled back on 6.47.8 and all seems ok. So 3011 users, install with care! ;) Same here on my RB3011. My WAN port was on ether 2 and kept flapping. Moved it to ether10 and now have a stable WAN connection ...
by elbob2002
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Home LAN setup & Management
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Home LAN setup & Management

If the Draytek is anything like the Huawei and Zyxel DSL modems we get her in Ireland then you can configure them to bridge your connection and then have the RB3011 handle PPPoE. On my old setup I used to do just this. Huawei Modem bridged, port 1 of the Huawei connected to Port 1 of the RB3011 and ...
by elbob2002
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

but distributions cannot be the same: CHR should contain only virtual device drivers and VMware tools. x86 should contain a large number of real device drivers. CHRs need the same drivers as the x86 versions because not all CHR installations will use vNICs. Some will use PCI Passthrough devices to ...
by elbob2002
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Because they use the same architecture.
by elbob2002
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4
Replies: 19
Views: 16313

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4

Very interesting!

Mine has been behaving itself with all recent updates.. The nosiest things in my room now are a couple of HP Proliants. Not much I can do about them though!
by elbob2002
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!
Replies: 387
Views: 101327

Re: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!

I still consider 7.x as a pre-Beta as it just reboots you touch someting that is untouchable. You only will know it was untouchable because, after the reboot the change was lost. I went back to a stable Beta within minutes after walking into reboot walls. Yeah. I wasn't expecting too much but I fou...
by elbob2002
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!
Replies: 387
Views: 101327

Re: v7.1beta2 [development] is released!

Upgraded my RB3011 this morning to 7.1beta 2. I reset the router before upgrading and only configured it with a WAN connection to upgrade to Beta2. Upgrade seemed to go okay so I set about configuring it correctly. First issue was renaming an interface (ether1 renamed to WAN) would result in a reboo...
by elbob2002
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4
Replies: 19
Views: 16313

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4

Hey - Could I ask how you accessed those graphs ? Is it within the RouterOS Software or some other 3rd party?
Sure - I'm using LibreNMS. SNMP monitoring of RouterOS.

Unfortunately if you're using SwOS then SNMP is quite a bit neutered.
by elbob2002
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: full cone NAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: full cone NAT

Then you as a customer, together with other customers, should say "no" and demand IPv6, or you'll go elsewhere. The tricky part is how to increase your numbers above around five people. And then there's the tough decision, if you're really prepared to live without internet, when ISP also ...
by elbob2002
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR + KVM problem - low upload.
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: CHR + KVM problem - low upload.

What make are your physical NICs? There are severe issues with some Intel NICs with some Linux Kernels. Specifically Intel i218/i219 using the e1000 driver in kernels from 4.15 https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/b10effb92e272051dd1ec0d7be56bf9ca85ab927 you can turn off TCP segmentation offload...
by elbob2002
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS - Throughput Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3414

Re: CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS - Throughput Question

I don't know many routers that can route at the speed of all ports combined, so this CCR2004 is no exception. In most situations this is not a problem. Indeed but if there's intense traffic across 4 interfaces could completely choke up the router. Tile CCRs while only 1Gb can router wirespeed acros...
by elbob2002
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS vs CRS317-1G-16S+RM
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS vs CRS317-1G-16S+RM

CCR is a router without a switch chip so switching performance would be terrible as it's not designed to be a switch. CRS is a switch and has terrible routing performance as the CPU, while fine for managing a switch is not really suited for routing. I believe the hardware acceleration you're referri...
by elbob2002
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS - Throughput Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3414

CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS - Throughput Question

Looking at the CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS. So it has 12 SFP+ ports and 2 25G SFP 28 ports. However looking at the block diagram there's a PIPE connecting to the CPU with 2 x 25G for a total of 50G throughput. Does this mean it has a maximum throughput of 50Gb? The test results show routing with fastpath at ...
by elbob2002
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: new free tier CHR instances refuse login
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: new free tier CHR instances refuse login

Free tier does not need any kind of activation or renewal. Trial mode of any paid tier lasts for 60 days. And even after that it will still let you log in. So your problem has nothing to do with CHR licensing. You are wrong. 60 day trial requires an account on Mikrotik.com and you need to login to ...
by elbob2002
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: new free tier CHR instances refuse login
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: new free tier CHR instances refuse login

I believe you have to activate them. Once they evaluation period lapses they enter the "free tier"

You won't be able to update them though.

However you should still be able to access them sa I believe if they haven't been activated they revert to a 1Mb limit on the interfaces.
by elbob2002
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3467

Re: > 10 gigabit

Your license is probably restricting you.

While with a P10 license will restrict you to 10Gb per interface this probably includes your LAG interface too.
by elbob2002
Mon May 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hypervisor recommenadtion please (Hyper V?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: CHR Hypervisor recommenadtion please (Hyper V?)

It's a matter of preference. I think Hyper-V is crap and that VMware is the best hypervisor for CHR. In all seriousness, there are pros and cons of each. If you already have Hyper-V in your environment then use that. If you have a VMware environment - use that. Keep in mind BGP is single threaded so...
by elbob2002
Mon May 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Could not transfer license
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Could not transfer license

Contact Mikrotik Support I'd say but first hide your keys!
by elbob2002
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 3 routers, OSPF not working on 1 of them [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Re: 3 routers, OSPF not working on 1 of them [SOLVED]

We've all been there. Sometimes it's easy to go blind and oversee the obvious.
by elbob2002
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 3 routers, OSPF not working on 1 of them [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Re: 3 routers, OSPF not working on 1 of them [SOLVED]

Isn't there an incorrect IP address? If you're using /30 that gives you a maximum of 2 hosts. On R2-161 you have 10.39.255.4/30 and 10.39.255.2/30 10.39.255.2/30 is fine because your network is 10.39.255.0 and broadcast is 10.39.255.3 10.39.255.4/30 is wrong because your network should be 10.39.255....
by elbob2002
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: what is your most stable CHR release, share your stat!
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: what is your most stable CHR release, share your stat!

I have three CHRs in production. Spanning two locations in two countries via EOIP tunnels. One runs on ESXi 6.7 (AMD Opteron 6344) and two are on 6.0 (Intel i7 7700) I've never had a problem with any of them and they're upgraded regularly as you can see by the near identical uptimes. CHR-Uptime.PNG
by elbob2002
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: limit ether chr in vmware
Replies: 1
Views: 2345

Re: limit ether chr in vmware

There is a limit of 10 NICs per VM in ESXi.

So unfortunately it can't be done.

https://configmax.vmware.com/guest?vmwa ... gories=1-0
by elbob2002
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Best way to keep system clock up-to-date [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

Re: Best way to keep system clock up-to-date [SOLVED]

Run your own NTP server?

My DNS servers also double as my NTP servers.
by elbob2002
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Strange RB3011 Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Strange RB3011 Issue

What version of RouterOS are you running?

There was an issue previously with port flapping when an 100Mb devices were connected.
by elbob2002
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4
Replies: 19
Views: 16313

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM installation of fan3 and fan4

To be honest if you're running RouterOS then make sure you're running the latest version and you won't have to swap out any fans. Whatever changes they made means mine is practically silent with fans running at 270RPM instead of 4000RPM. Of course this is at the expense of temperature which is now 5...
by elbob2002
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 54
Views: 28420

Re: v6.45.5 [stable] is released!

*) crs328 - adjust fan speed based on SFP and CPU temperature;
*) health - improved fan control on CRS3xx and CCR1016-12S-1S+r2;

Yes indeed. I should have known better than to upgrade. Edit: This is a CRS328-24P-4S+
SW-TEMP.PNG
by elbob2002
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR bandwidth test questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2732

Re: CHR bandwidth test questions

The Hypervisor is the obvious difference. There are a few here who swear HyperV is better for hosting CHR and others (myself included) swear by VMware. But I'm biased slightly as I used to work for VMware. I'm assuming you are using the P unlimited license as on my ProLiant DL385p G8 I only get 9.2G...
by elbob2002
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HW recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: HW recommendation

Do you need 4 SFP ports? For almost the same price you could get more ports albeit with two SFP instead of 4.The CRS326 has SFP+ ports. More ports are always handy if you want to add cameras etc. mtikswitches.PNG (I have no involvement with the reseller above other than I buy my devices from them!)
by elbob2002
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!
Replies: 90
Views: 41074

Re: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!

v6.45.3 is released! but when I tried to update my system then it shows an error windows defender error 577 , I really have no idea how to remove this error. if you have any idea about it then please share with me. How are you updating? The device itself downloads the updates if you do it through W...
by elbob2002
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP

Yeah. I understand the NAT side of it. it would be nice to have something like Carp from the BSDs. I know that the features of Carp aren't fully achievable on routerOS but I was seeing how close I could get.

Thanks again for you help!
by elbob2002
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP

Thanks Sindy,

I've made those changes but they don't seem to have resolved my issue. I'll investigate further today.
by elbob2002
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

VRRP Masquerade Out on Virtual IP

Hi all, I'm tearing my hair out with this one. I'm trying to set up VRRP and have two CHRs (6.44.5) configured successfully with External VRRP interface (EXT) and internal (INT) VRRP interface Everything on LAN is configured to use the virtual IP on INT as their gateway (192.168.80.254) and can ping...
by elbob2002
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IPSEC Routing Help
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: IPSEC Routing Help

Glad to hear you got sorted.
by elbob2002
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IPSEC Routing Help
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: IPSEC Routing Help

Use a SRC-NAT rule on the IPsec interface (out interface). That way all traffic from your IP pool or corporate LAN should appear to come from the IP address of your IPSec Interface.
by elbob2002
Sat May 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ Unscheduled Reboot after 13 days
Replies: 0
Views: 869

CRS328-24P-4S+ Unscheduled Reboot after 13 days

After 13 days and 18 hours following an upgrade to 6.44.3 my core switch had an unscheduled reboot. The switch is a CRS328-24P-4S+ running RouterOS as SwOS was causing so many issues. As this is a coreswitch, several devices powered by PoE also rebooted from loss of power resulting in considerable d...
by elbob2002
Mon May 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ESXi 6.5 U2 - Kernel panic on disk resize [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: ESXi 6.5 U2 - Kernel panic on disk resize

You need to resize the disk before powering on the VM for the first time.

It should automatically resize on the first boot.
by elbob2002
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?
Replies: 64
Views: 20630

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?

Can you check please the fan speed too?
Sure! From LibreNMS:
CRS328.png
by elbob2002
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?
Replies: 64
Views: 20630

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?

Sounds good! One more question: does this also mean that if I have only a limited POE power request (8 devices with max 7 Watt/port) then my device won't turn on the fans? How it goes in your case? I only have 4 PoE devices connected to mine: ether1 ether2 ether11 ether24 poe-out: auto-on auto-on a...
by elbob2002
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?
Replies: 64
Views: 20630

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM - 24x7 fans or temperature sensitive?

I had the same issue and changed from SwOS to RouterOS which resolved the fan issue I was having. I had a thread here somewhere about it.

At the moment it's running perfectly on 6.44. as it's a core switch I haven't had a chance to update it in a while.
by elbob2002
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Centralized Management Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 3125

Re: Centralized Management Mikrotik

Most likely the firewall configuration prevents you from connecting on the public IP address:

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:T ... r_settings
by elbob2002
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?
Replies: 21
Views: 8669

Re: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?

I just did a test between two CHR on one of my ESXi 6.0 servers. From a CHR with a P1 license to one with a P10 license: status: done time-remaining: 0s ping-min-avg-max: 57us / 106us / 264us jitter-min-avg-max: 0s / 30us / 168us loss: 0% (0/200) tcp-download: 11.1Gbps local-cpu-load:37% udp-upload:...
by elbob2002
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?
Replies: 21
Views: 8669

Re: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?

You seem to have consistent results with and without hyperthreading (with the exception of the last MTU setting) . I'm wondering if you're not hitting a limitation elsewhere?

You could try using iperf on a couple of VMs?
by elbob2002
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Can run OSPF on CRS326-24G-2S+RM
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: Can run OSPF on CRS326-24G-2S+RM

Yes you can. With RouterOS only though.
by elbob2002
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?
Replies: 21
Views: 8669

Re: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?

I'd be curious to see what performance you would get with hyperthreading disabled on the hosts.
by elbob2002
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wisp Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: Wisp Insurance

It would be helpful to know where you are.

I could make a recommendation but I doubt my Irish insurer would cover you if you are based in another country!
by elbob2002
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox v3.18 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 147941

Re: Winbox v3.18 released!

can someone confirm this... try double clicking on top right field "cpu or memory or uptime" after that you cant terminate winbox, menu and windows inside winbox are inaccesible. you have to right click many times random inside winbox to make menu and windows accesible. when you double cl...
by elbob2002
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bad CRS328-24P-4S+RM out of the box?
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: Bad CRS328-24P-4S+RM out of the box?

I had the exact same issue with the same model. I have a thread on it here somewhere. Turned out there was nothing wrong with the unit. It was SwOS. I changed over to RouterOS and it's been running fine since. SwOS 2.9 has been released since but unfortunately mine is in production now so I can't ma...
by elbob2002
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Can SwOS be upgraded to RouterOS
Replies: 6
Views: 4203

Re: Can SwOS be upgraded to RouterOS

There is a setting in the swOS web admin to boot to RouterOS. I can't recall exactly where it is but it is there as I used it on my CRS328. License should be there automatically so you won't need to install one. It shouldn't void your warranty either. I would recommend changing from SwOS to RouterOS...
by elbob2002
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Can’t factory reset SwOS on CRS328-24P-4S+
Replies: 10
Views: 6793

Re: Can’t factory reset SwOS on CRS328-24P-4S+

A SwOS device will appear in the neighbor list in Winbox but you cannot connect to it using winbox. Double click on the SwOS device in the list and it will open your default browser to the device's web page. However if it doesn't have an IP address then of course you will not be able to connect. As ...
by elbob2002
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS on a CRS-125
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Re: SwOS on a CRS-125

I'm open to correction on this but I'm pretty sure there is no hardware offload for the wlan interface. At least not on mine: # INTERFACE BRIDGE HW PVID PRIORITY PATH-COST INTERNAL-PATH-COST HORIZON 0 H ether1 LAB yes 1 0x80 10 10 none 1 I H ether2 LAB yes 1 0x80 10 10 none 2 I H ether3 LAB yes 1 0x...
by elbob2002
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS on a CRS-125
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Re: SwOS on a CRS-125

A reset should do it for you. Quickset as WISP AP and make sure Bridge All LAN Ports is ticked.
by elbob2002
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS on a CRS-125
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Re: SwOS on a CRS-125

SwOS isn't available for the CRS125.

To ensure it's in switch mode simply create a single bridge and have all ports (interfaces) as members of that bridge.

edit - I forgot mention you need to be running 6.41 or higher I think for that to work.
by elbob2002
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS with OSPF unable to get Router 2 to work with Internet
Replies: 11
Views: 2274

Re: MPLS with OSPF unable to get Router 2 to work with Internet

I ran in to similar issue in my lab setup.

Reducing the MTU on the MPLS interface from 1508 to something lower (1472) worked for me. Had to do it on all MPLS devices.
by elbob2002
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Vmware chr issues - what exactly is broken with mpls?
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: Vmware chr issues - what exactly is broken with mpls?

You will have to enable promiscuous mode on the vswitch or vswitches the CHR is connected to. On VMware that is.
by elbob2002
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM POE Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM POE Problems

are you using SwOS or RouterOS? Which verison? I did have an issue with one port not powering a device and just plugged it into another port and it worked. I thought maybe I hadn't pushed in the connector properly. I'm running RouterOS 6.43.7 on mine. Routerboard firmware is 6.43.4 because I can't r...
by elbob2002
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is http://www.mikrotik-routeros.net a legit site?
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Is http://www.mikrotik-routeros.net a legit site?

After seeing this thread yesterday I bought two CHR P10 licenses. Seamless order processing, outstanding value and I had the keys in my Mikrotik.com account this morning.

I'm based in the E.U. though so not sure if being outside the E.U. would make much of a difference.
by elbob2002
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

I gave up on SwOS in the end. Booted to RouterOS and haven't had any issues since.
by elbob2002
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

Mine says 2.8 (built at Fri Jul 13 2018 12:37:17 GMT+0100 (IST))

However I see there is now an update available:

Latest Available Version 2.8 (built at Wed Oct 03 2018 07:02:09 GMT+0100 (IST))

Will upgrade later this evening and see how it goes.
by elbob2002
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

The only thing that worked for me was to reboot the switch.

I had a power failure here recently and since the power came back I've had no issues since. It's very strange.
by elbob2002
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Vlans on ESXi
Replies: 2
Views: 3861

Re: CHR Vlans on ESXi

The only way I got traffic across VPLS tunnels was to set the vSwitch to promiscuous mode anyway. Also had to change the MPLS MTU to 1478 on ESXi 6.7. Before making these changes I was only able to ping, traceroute etc. Transferring large data would stall. Also because of my own VLAN requirements I ...
by elbob2002
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 35
Views: 17913

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

What is the CPU usage? How many cores have you assigned to CHR?

Finally have you enabled FastTrack?

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:IP/Fasttrack
by elbob2002
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

Forced a reboot of the switch and fans are working again!

CPU Temperature 39C
Board Temperature 35C
FAN1 4440 RPM
FAN2 4410 RPM
by elbob2002
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

I’m out of the office now but thanks! I’ll try reinstalling the update and post my results here.
by elbob2002
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR EULA?
Replies: 6
Views: 3185

Re: CHR EULA?

Buy a CHR license. It's only $45
by elbob2002
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 8342

CRS328-24P-4S+ - Insane Temperatures [SOLVED]

Upgraded to SwOS 2.8. Now getting this: CPU Temperature 67C Board Temperature 0C FAN1 0 RPM FAN2 0 RPM PSU1 526mA @ 26.65V Fans aren't spinning. Were before and were quite noisy. SwOS 2.7 reported temperature in and around 30 to 38 degrees and fan speed around 4000rpm. RB3011 sitting on top of the 3...
by elbob2002
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-4S-20S-4S+ First Day Fail?
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

Re: CRS328-4S-20S-4S+ First Day Fail?

SwOS 2.8 was released this morning and has several fixes for SFP. Time to upgrade and see?
by elbob2002
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS 2.8 for CRS328 [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 4483

Re: SwOS 2.8 for CRS328 [SOLVED]

I jumped the gun! The download links for the CRS328 are now on the download page.
by elbob2002
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS 2.8 for CRS328 [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 4483

SwOS 2.8 for CRS328 [SOLVED]

I have a CRS328-24P-4S+ and I just noticed that on the download page that SwOS 2.8 is released. However there seems to be no version for the CRS328. Is one of the other firmware compatible? I can't use the auto upgrade feature as the switch can't access the internet as i can't specify a gateway to u...
by elbob2002
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CRS328-4S-20S-4S+ First Day Fail?
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

Re: CRS328-4S-20S-4S+ First Day Fail?

When it was in RouterOS did you update it? if in RouterOS try upgrading the firmware too. I bought exactly the same model just last week and it's been running fine. I do believe there is an issue with SFPs. There's a thread here about it: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=126274 I ...
by elbob2002
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bugfix vs Current
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Bugfix vs Current

From: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Upgrading_RouterOS Bugfixed-only version is the most stable release without new features, just most important fixes. Updated rarely, only when a critical issue is found in a bugfixes-only release. Current includes the same fixes plus improvements and new f...
by elbob2002
Wed May 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I can install the config from RB951G-2HnD go to RB3011UiAS-RM ?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: I can install the config from RB951G-2HnD go to RB3011UiAS-RM ?

You probably could but you may need to rename or remap interfaces and adjust firewall rules etc.

Also the RB3011 does not have a wireless card.