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by kalamaja
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Apple devices not reconnecting to wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Apple devices not reconnecting to wifi

Fixed with the macOS 10.15.7 and iOS 14.0.1.
by kalamaja
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Firewall setup for small office
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Firewall setup for small office

Trick about default fw rules is that they are cleverly written using interface lists. So to change or use non-standard WAN port, you just change interface list members.
by kalamaja
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: IPv6 NAT support
Replies: 18
Views: 5014

Re: Feature Request: IPv6 NAT support

THERE IS one specific need for NAT under IPv6: NAT64 aka most successful transition mechanism at the moment to get rid of IPv4 that adds double work of dual stacking and let IPv6-only networks to consume IPv4-only network resources: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42614 ABSOLUTELY no ...
by kalamaja
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Got my 1st Mikrotik device = hEX s 》》 How do I improve it's performance? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Got my 1st Mikrotik device = hEX s 》》 How do I improve it's performance? [SOLVED]

System -> Packages -> Upgrade to 6.47 System -> Reset Configuration Files -> Backup Now you are up to date, with default configuration and binary backup to return to. Do your initial measurements with default configuration, before even changing anything with QuickStart or messing up with configurati...
by kalamaja
Wed May 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 4k over wifi
Replies: 35
Views: 5585

Re: 4k over wifi

Let's start from the beginning:
1) Find the MAC-addresses for your TV and computer: IP -> DHCP Server -> Leases
2) Could you post the screenshot from Wireless -> Registration so we could see, which interfaces are used and connection metrics
by kalamaja
Sat May 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5588

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

Please, please, please, stop defending Mikrotik! If it works for you, so what's the point of mocking them, who have problems? Oh, please, be a man! You bought ONLY ONE product, you have a problem with unknown root cause yet with it, you've got many suggestion of how to exclude some of them and now ...
by kalamaja
Sat May 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

ksuuk, some pictures for you. cAP AC in wireless bridge mode, installed into ceiling of a room in a private house, no nearby wireless networks. All client devices situated ~5m from the router: iPhone11 (23:87), Lenovo T440p laptop(F7:D6) and old Samsung phone with Android 5.1.1 from 2016(F2:CC): htt...
by kalamaja
Mon May 04, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to set up Bridge Mode and have Webfig available at the same time?
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: How to set up Bridge Mode and have Webfig available at the same time?

Connect using winbox(64).exe and MAC-address, add dhcp-client to the bridge and here you go.
by kalamaja
Sun May 03, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

ksuuk, don’t rush with sharing suggestions before fully understanding the situation. Last test: take the cAP AC to some other connection and try out there to rule out your edge router’s jam.
by kalamaja
Sat May 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

You want to find a solution or just brag? It's not even clear yet if the problem is consistent (=Mikrotik) or a case with your 1-chain Android device. To continue on a right lane, what does Wireless -> Registration show for your Android's RX/TX rates. Have you tested the same WiFi from the same spot...
by kalamaja
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

Did you also do Huawei/MT comparison with your Android? Did you do speedtest with ISPs endpoint? There's no magic in access points and Mikrotik's speeds for me have been quite logical and approachable. What many people don't know is that most of the time culprit for slow speeds is client device's Wi...
by kalamaja
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

The Cap AC -s whole idea is disable 4G router -s wifi and use is as a LAN gateway only, as it's ISP owned device and I don't want them sneaking into my local network. :) And Cap AC, at least based specs, can be router and accespoint easily. cAP AC is basically modified hAP AC2, so it can easily als...
by kalamaja
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 11225

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

BTW, I have used Mikrotik products about 7 years, and with every new product I hope, that now all is OK. Last failure was hAP ac lite TC, same problem, low speed, bad 5GHz coverage. Seems nothing is improved. :( After 7 years of thinking MT does everything wrong, it would be right time to invest in...
by kalamaja
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CAT 12 Modem
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: CAT 12 Modem

Announced now in a fresh newsletter: https://mikrotik.com/product/chateau_lte12
by kalamaja
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cap AC vs Wap ac vs Omnitik AC? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 4113

Re: Cap AC vs Wap ac vs Omnitik AC? [SOLVED]

You must choose WiFi client devices very carefully to have real use of three-chain WiFi AP, because most of the WiFi devices, even iPhone11Pros and some of the latest MacbookPros have 2-chain WiFi: https://www.duckware.com/tech/wifi-in-the-us.html
by kalamaja
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is the solution of whole update Mikrotik without Not enough disk space?
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: What is the solution of whole update Mikrotik without Not enough disk space?

1. Download all_packages-mipsbe-6.46.2.zip
2. Unzip the package
3. Upload only those packages into router Files section that are enabled and needed in your setup
4. Reboot
by kalamaja
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: FW rules for begginers
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: FW rules for begginers

Hi, TomasNor, merry Xmas! As you said you are a beginner, so do yourself a favor and start slowly or you'll make yourself more harm than good. First: learn to backup (both textual and binary) and restore. This allows you to try out lots and lots of tricks and return easily to known good points. Ever...
by kalamaja
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP AC 802.11N Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3289

Re: cAP AC 802.11N Problem

cAP AC has extra Ethernet with PoE-out for extra cAP Lite in bridge mode.
by kalamaja
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic IPV6 set up help [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 3990

Re: Basic IPV6 set up help [SOLVED]

IPv6 is not difficult, but you must understand it. Basic knowledge is: a) address is 128 bits long, half of it is network (aka prefix), other half is for device b) Service Provider gives you prefix and length of it show you how many subnets can you create inside it. /48 gives you 64-48=16bits=65536 ...
by kalamaja
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NAT64 and DNS64
Replies: 86
Views: 31884

Re: NAT64 and DNS64

As I see from the forum, request for NAT64 support has been up for last 9 years already. Maybe the time wasn't right then, but it definitely is now. Adding NAT64 support would not be about NATing IPv6, but NATing the IPv4 hell out of the way to get rid of it faster, so it would definetly be engineer...
by kalamaja
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac2 drops Galaxy S10e!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: hAP ac2 drops Galaxy S10e!!!

You can try to upgrade to latest 6.46 beta which they say got some important WiFi fixes, to see if your situation gets better. You can downgrade later if needed.
by kalamaja
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Add second hAP lite as simple AP client & hub
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Add second hAP lite as simple AP client & hub

Without configuration you must use winbox.exe and connect using MAC address.
by kalamaja
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to enable Webfig access from internet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Re: How to enable Webfig access from internet?

Do NOT put WebFig directly into Internet. Instead, set up IPSec/L2TP VPN and enable access to WebFig through it. QuickSet can set it up for you, just enable VPN network from IP/Services. IPSec/L2TP is built into Win10/Android/iOS so no additional software is needed.
by kalamaja
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)
Replies: 203
Views: 61359

Re: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)

No other instructions was given. Heard hAP ac² and some other devices mentioned, so I guess there's no restrictions on 4G-5G devices only.
Drag NPK into Files, double reboot, done. Works well on hAP AC2, no visible difference atleast now. Linux kernel has upgraded from 3.3.5 to 4.14.131.
by kalamaja
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home
Replies: 11
Views: 2442

Re: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home

Yes, PWR-Line products are meant for the situations where cabling is not an option. As the description says: Simply plug this device directly into one of the LAN ports of your ISP router, and add another one somewhere further in your premises. They will link together through the power lines. You can...
by kalamaja
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems setting up cAP-ac as AP only
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Problems setting up cAP-ac as AP only

You cannot use webUI when you have IP-level problems. Connect ethernet cable between eth2 of cAP and your computer, download winbox.exe (and use wine if any other OS than windows) and on Discovery tab, connect to router using MAC-address.
by kalamaja
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 206
Views: 51605

Re: v6.45.2 [stable] is released!

hap lite, update with netinstall and backup config. because no free space with default packages( Best solution so far for hAP lite: download and extract all_packages-smips-6.45.2.zip, upload only those packages that are enabled in your router, reboot -> router is upgraded and disabled packages are ...
by kalamaja
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: help to set ipv6 / 48
Replies: 35
Views: 3695

Re: help to set ipv6 / 48

IPv6 has a different, more autoconfig logic. Having link-local address as default gw is completely OK and often used, so seeing the line "GW: fe80 :: 1" tells atleast to me that PROBABLY provider is communicating configuration wrong to customer. So I would try with usual DHCPv6 PD configuration: /ip...
by kalamaja
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and L2TP VPN
Replies: 5
Views: 3377

Re: IPv6 and L2TP VPN

Hello, IPv6 over IPSec/L2TP works well, it gives you prefix, but not address, so it's suitable for travel router that will share the prefix for you. The trick is in L2TP server's default IPv6 firewall rules: /ipv6 firewall filter ... add action=drop chain=input comment="defconf: drop everything else...
by kalamaja
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60adkit) - Not working. Appreciate the help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60adkit) - Not working. Appreciate the help!

They really "just work". You can see the link speed, alignment, signal, distance etc in Winbox from Wireless -> wlan60-1 -> Status tab or from command line: [admin@MikroTik] > /interface w60g align wlan60-1 connected: yes frequency: 58320 remote-address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX tx-mcs: 8 tx-phy-rate: 2.3G...
by kalamaja
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60adkit) - Not working. Appreciate the help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60adkit) - Not working. Appreciate the help!

Wireless Wire devices come in pair pre-configured to work as bridges, so you connect master instance to the router and anything you connect to the slave instance works as it would have connected directly to the router. Admin password is on the sticker inside the bottom lid. By default they do not ha...
by kalamaja
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS L2TP/IPSec server for OSX Mojave client
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: ROS L2TP/IPSec server for OSX Mojave client

I'm using Mikrotik L2TP/IPSec VPN with macOS Mojave/Win10/iOS12/Android9 and they all work like a charm with builtin functionality. My configuration: /ip pool add name=vpn-pool ranges=192.168.89.2-192.168.89.254 /ppp secret add name=VpnUser password=VpnPassword profile=default-encryption /ppp profil...
by kalamaja
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.11 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 42
Views: 15822

Re: v6.42.11 [long-term] is released!

2019 and MikroTik LTAP still only connects less than half the times it's rebooted or the LTE interface is disabled/enabled. Or after a full minute of waiting. My 10 year old Nokia phone connects to 2G/3G after 1-2 seconds. Every single time. I’ve seen exactly the same symptoms caused by faulty R11e...
by kalamaja
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna
Replies: 81
Views: 16948

Re: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna

Any solution anyone?
External antenna is mandatory with LTE card. You can add 1 GPS antenna and 1-2 LTE antennas, so external GPS-only (GPSANT) or GPS+LTE combined antenna is needed. You also need 1-3 U.fl Female / SMA Female pigtails to connect them.
by kalamaja
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 365
Views: 110955

Re: v6.44beta [testing] is released!

I really hope that the new iPhone Xs/XsMax 5GHz AC problem is resolved before the 6.44 production release. https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139608&sid=c812125039cd5699bb02c1cae5c96b71 Reading through the topic you've linked to makes me think it is an iPhone's problem, not Mikrotik's o...
by kalamaja
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Software upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Software upgrade

There's two kinds of software in Mikrotik: operating system and hardware specific firmware. Operating system's and firmware's versions are in sync, but it does not mean that firmware contains changes with every version bump. Operating system is upgraded using /system package update check-for-updates...
by kalamaja
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IPv6 delegation from one router to another
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: IPv6 delegation from one router to another

In IPv6 you think in prefixes which are basically networks that are divided into smaller subprefixes: first 64 bits are prefix, second 64 bits are client. Usually prefixes are shared and divided using Prefix Delegation. Process goes like this: you ask prefix from ISP using DHCPv6 Client and in this ...
by kalamaja
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna
Replies: 81
Views: 16948

Re: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna

In that case, remove the LTE card, and also try to mount it differently, with serial port pointing up I see no difference from disabling or removing LTE card: no luck. Tested with external MT GPS module: gets fix in seconds and 6-8 sattellites always visible. What I see on 6.43rc44 is that when ext...
by kalamaja
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna
Replies: 81
Views: 16948

Re: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna

Try external antenna, does it get a fix then? How soon? Are you guys using the LTE modem? GPS-data in the log is self-generated (GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV etc) so no actual traffic from sattellites. I've run it on internal antenna for tens of hours in open air, powered from USB while driving, subm...
by kalamaja
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna
Replies: 81
Views: 16948

Re: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna

Software and firmware 6.42.5, fresh default configuration. What I do: /system console disable 0 /system gps set port=serial0 enabled=yes Resulting in: /port set 0 baud-rate=auto data-bits=8 flow-control=none name=serial0 parity=none stop-bits=1 /port firmware set directory=firmware ignore-directip-m...
by kalamaja
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna
Replies: 81
Views: 16948

LtAP Mini GPS useless without antenna

Hello.

Is it an intended behaviour that LtAP Mini's internal GPS feature is useless without adding external antenna (= ACGPSA+ACSMAUFL)? I see GPS data running in the logs but have not been able to get any position lock. As USB port is for power only I'm also unable to add USB GPS module.