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by whatever
Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ax2 QCA8075 [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: hAP ax2 QCA8075 [SOLVED]

The hAP ax2 has a Gigabit QCA8075 switch chip. This chip isn't listed here: https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Switch+Chip+Features Hap ax2 is listed with "IPQ-PPE" switch chip. But not really a loss, since the bridge is not hardware accelerated to begin with It is if you disable ...
by whatever
Mon Apr 08, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: xz Backdoor CVE-2024-3094
Replies: 24
Views: 15398

Re: xz Backdoor CVE-2024-3094

That's scary. Doing security and crypto stuff from scratch is high risk, low reward.
by whatever
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.14.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 573
Views: 134750

Re: v7.14.1 [stable] is released!

where everyone are concerned the freeHDD space, mine is 924Kb
I guess you are not using the wifi-qcom-ac driver package.
by whatever
Thu Mar 21, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is it possible to install WiFi package on L009UiGS-RM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 3085

Re: Is it possible to install WiFi package on L009UiGS-RM? [SOLVED]

There is actually a valid usecase for installing wifi drivers on the capsman controller without own wifi interfaces: You can use it to update your caps if they share the same architecture.
by whatever
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 7.14 wifi-qcom no superchannel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: 7.14 wifi-qcom no superchannel?

Even if increasing tx power would solve your issues, you would have to increase in on both ends of the connection, i.e. also on your client device. Only increasing tx power on one end will make the signal look strong on the other, but actual performance will still suck.
by whatever
Tue Mar 19, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using Access Lists to have multiple PSKs
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Using Access Lists to have multiple PSKs

According to the docs, access lists should be sequentially tried until a match is found, but that doesn't seem to be working in this instance.
It is sequentially tried until the MAC address matches. In your case the first one always matches, it is working as designed.
by whatever
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+RM limited download speed because of CPU speed
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: RB4011iGS+RM limited download speed because of CPU speed

That's interesting. I think the RB4011 used to clock its CPU at a fixed 1400 MHz when running ROS 6 and old spec sheets still list it that way, e.g. https://www.getic.com/files/catalogue/mikrotik/rb4011igs_rm.pdf I wonder when Mikrotik decided to change the official specs to "auto (533 - 1900 )...
by whatever
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Finally success - 802.11r/k/v fast roaming works reliably with WifiWave2
Replies: 53
Views: 14884

Re: Finally success - 802.11r/k/v fast roaming works reliably with WifiWave2

let me rephrase that: The result _should_ be the same.
It it isn't, you may want to report a bug to Mikrotik support.
by whatever
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Finally success - 802.11r/k/v fast roaming works reliably with WifiWave2
Replies: 53
Views: 14884

Re: Finally success - 802.11r/k/v fast roaming works reliably with WifiWave2

Wondering why these parameters exist at two places - configuration and security. Interface > Configuration > security profile You can configure the parameters anywhere you like. Interface parameters overwrite everything else, if you are using a configuration profile you can overwrite specific setti...
by whatever
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cap AC upgrade to 7.14 failed [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 1799

Re: cap AC upgrade to 7.14 failed [SOLVED]

Try to boot into netinstall mode via backup RouterBOOT loader, see documentation at https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/Reset+Button
tl;dr: hold reset button while power is still off and keep it pressed until the led turns off (15+ seconds after power-on).
by whatever
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP ac always nearly always using 5180 when 5500 is the first channel
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: cAP ac always nearly always using 5180 when 5500 is the first channel

I think old wireless driver performed a scan of all candidate frequencies and selected the frequency with the lowest number of other access points. New wifi driver might behave similar.
by whatever
Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi-qcom-ac problem after upgraded to 7.13.4
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Wifi-qcom-ac problem after upgraded to 7.13.4

Try to deactivate protected management frames.
by whatever
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!

If you don't install it by default, you will have people complaining that the update broke their capsman setup. Even if capsman was inactive, people might want to retain their wireless config for future use.

Tl;dr: Some people will always complain, no matter how Mikrotik decides to handle the update.
by whatever
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!

wireless package was also present, eating away precious storage space. Why ? Because wireless was part of the main routeros package in 7.12. If wireless package wasn't installed by default during update to 7.13, you would lose features like legacy capsman. But now that it's a separate package, you ...
by whatever
Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: DFS and radar channels
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: DFS and radar channels

It doesn't now, it's just some heuristics inside the driver. False positives are possible and common.
by whatever
Tue Feb 20, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need for a passive 10G Switch with 10G baseT ports
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Need for a passive 10G Switch with 10G baseT ports

10GBase-T consumes ~4W of power per port, i.e. an 8-port switch will consume at least ~35W. This is too much for passive cooling.
by whatever
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Persistent Wi-Fi Disconnection Issues with Mikrotik ax2
Replies: 62
Views: 13830

Re: Persistent Wi-Fi Disconnection Issues with Mikrotik ax2

Well, from a networking point of view the interface is actually down like an unplugged cable. Unless you manually label it as edge port (or use ros 7.14+), it will even go through STP listening/learning before forwarding any traffic to the bridge once the first client connects.
by whatever
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Channel Width (wifi-qcom-ac)
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: Channel Width (wifi-qcom-ac)

Most likely LinSSID is wrong.
Your screenshot also shows "b" protocol on channel 100 and "ac" on channel 6. This is obviously incorrect.
by whatever
Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.14beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 510
Views: 154582

Re: v7.14beta [testing] is released!

I'd like to see this implemented for hap ax2 as well. Could get rid of that black tape...
by whatever
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.49.13 [stable] is released!
Replies: 28
Views: 31586

Re: v6.49.13 [stable] is released!

So devices with the old default firewall rule can potentially be used for DNS amplification attacks if the attacker uses these as source ports?
by whatever
Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSMAN Doesn't see AP in Radio Tab. HELP!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: CAPSMAN Doesn't see AP in Radio Tab. HELP!!!!

Set manager property to capsman on the cap in interface settings. Did you install wifi-qcom-ac on the cap?

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37aff6d14Xk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkBIQxi-VKs
by whatever
Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Access Point Steering
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Access Point Steering

Lower signal strength / tx-power to encourage roaming.
by whatever
Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: missing roaming in wifiwave2 and signal strength
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: missing roaming in wifiwave2 and signal strength

There's quite some BS included here. Roaming does NOT require interfaces to be managed by the same ROS instance, it does not even require APs from the same vendor. Just make sure that wifi interfaces use the same SSID and authentication settings and are bridged to the same layer 2 domain. That's it....
by whatever
Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue and Fasttrack
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Queue and Fasttrack

Queue Tree with only interfaces set as parents is compatible with fasttrack. This should work for your usecase, use one queue with wan as parent to shape upload and one with lan as parent to shape download.
by whatever
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Roaming/FT unexpected behaviour on 7.13.3
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: Roaming/FT unexpected behaviour on 7.13.3

at least on my experience, enabling FT does not allow to successfully roam (which is a bit counter-intuitive).
That shouldn't be the case. Wild guess: Are you maybe using different vlan configurations on your APs? In that case your issue might be related to ft-preserve-vlanid setting.
by whatever
Wed Jan 31, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Roaming/FT unexpected behaviour on 7.13.3
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: Roaming/FT unexpected behaviour on 7.13.3

I remember reading that some devices have issues with FT-over-DS. You may want to do some tests with FT-over-DS disabled and only FT (over the air) enabled. However, even if working correctly, the advantages of using FT with PSK authentication are marginal. Windows will not even attempt to use FT un...
by whatever
Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMANv2 with wifi-qcom-ac and vlans [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 6628

Re: CAPsMANv2 with wifi-qcom-ac and vlans [SOLVED]

Slaves-datapath is necessary if you want your slave interfaces automatically attached to a different bridge than the master interface. If it's unset, slaves will inherit datapath bridge from the master interface.
by whatever
Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi-qcom-ac, United Kingdom no Band C support
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Wifi-qcom-ac, United Kingdom no Band C support

SRD frequencies are available on AX wifi-qcom devices, they are only missing from AC devices with wifi-qcom-ac driver.
by whatever
Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP AX - CAPSMAN- no DHCP lease [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1912

Re: CAP AX - CAPSMAN- no DHCP lease

New Wifi capsman no longer supports traffic tunneling to the controller. It is always in local forwarding mode.
by whatever
Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.14beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 510
Views: 154582

Re: v7.14beta [testing] is released!

I don't know about new CAPsMAN, the old simply served packages from local storage. Not necessarily, see https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/CAPsMAN package-path (string |; Default: ) Folder location for the RouterOS packages. For example, use "/upgrade" to specify the upgrade folde...
by whatever
Sun Jan 21, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13.2 [stable] is released!

You just have to ensure that hardware acceleration is disabled, as it is still buggy on these switch chips. Enabling rstp is one possibility to do that
by whatever
Fri Jan 19, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAPac2 - Issues connecting to certain 5Ghz channels [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: HAPac2 - Issues connecting to certain 5Ghz channels [SOLVED]

AC devices with wifi-qcom-ac driver and a european country selected are currently missing the 5700-5800 SDR range from their regulation info. It is, however, available on AX devices with wifi-qcom driver. Theoretically it might be possible set country to Australia and tx-power to 14, but -- of cours...
by whatever
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with troubleshooting poor WiFi speed
Replies: 41
Views: 1963

Re: Help with troubleshooting poor WiFi speed

And speedtest.net goes up to 400+ mbps. This is quite good! It's probably the best you will get with the old wireless driver. If you want even faster 5GHz speed (500+ Mbps) you may want to test the new wifi driver, but this requires building a new, slightly different wifi configuration from scratch...
by whatever
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13.2 [stable] is released!

I guess MikroTik now must focus on the random reboots issue...
None of my devices is suffering from random reboots, so this is probably dependant on your specific configuration.
by whatever
Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with troubleshooting poor WiFi speed
Replies: 41
Views: 1963

Re: Help with troubleshooting poor WiFi speed

Wikipedia says 5Ghz should go to "at least gigabit speeds" so that's what I'm aiming for. Where exactly did you read that? In general this is not true. Should I increase the channel width? 9. why not use 20/40/80 Ceee Because I've read multiple times that I should not. Should I? If the si...
by whatever
Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: On 7.13.1 wifi capsman seems not to match Audience radios by band-supported [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: On 7.13.1 wifi capsman seems not to match Audience radios by band-supported [SOLVED]

You create a provisioning rule for ax devices and are complaining that it does not match non-ax devices? Works as designed.
by whatever
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Exceptionally high number of links down on hAP ax2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Exceptionally high number of links down on hAP ax2 [SOLVED]

AP wifi interfaces will go "down" when there is no client connected to them.
by whatever
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman upgrade strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Capsman upgrade strategy

Do you just want to update, or do you want to migrate to wifi(wave2) as well?
by whatever
Mon Jan 15, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: User poll about using Winbox
Replies: 102
Views: 73377

Re: User poll about using Winbox

1. Only the default session
2. Save/resume window configuration per device
3. Don't hide it in advanced
4. No
5. I did not know that sessions are device independent and can be switched on the fly
by whatever
Sun Jan 14, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Client Rejecting: Does Not Work
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Client Rejecting: Does Not Work

Is there a matching accept entry before your reject rule? Order matters.
by whatever
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: block IPv6 RA to specific devices on network
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: block IPv6 RA to specific devices on network

Put them on a separate vlan without IPv6!?
by whatever
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi connection issues on slave configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Wifi connection issues on slave configuration

You can use slaves-datapath in cap settings to set the bridge for slaves. If it's unset, slaves will inherit the bridge from master interface's "datapath.bridge" setting on the cap since ROS 7.13.
by whatever
Fri Jan 12, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CapsMan ROS 7.13.x , issues with adding local wifi interface [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: CapsMan ROS 7.13.x , issues with adding local wifi interface [SOLVED]

Unset manager on local interfaces, or set it to "local". Then go to the Radios tab, select your local radio and click the "Provision" button.
by whatever
Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hap ac2 and migrate to hap ax2 - problem with wifi 5GHz coverage
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: hap ac2 and migrate to hap ax2 - problem with wifi 5GHz coverage

I think this might be the result of the change from separate antennas to antennas integrated into the main PCB. If you are in Europe, you can increase signal strength by moving to channel 100-128, e.g. 5500 MHz, this made it usable for me.
by whatever
Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Defining the channel frequency on Wave2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Defining the channel frequency on Wave2 [SOLVED]

You can set frequency to the the central frequency of the desired 20MHz control channel. Extension channels are then automatically derived from this and the configured channel width.

I suggest using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels as reference.
by whatever
Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz channels disappeared on hAP ax2
Replies: 53
Views: 4568

Re: 5GHz channels disappeared on hAP ax2

If another frequency is available, then it should switch channels on DFS events, yes. That's why I was asking. Maybe just set channel to 5180 and check if it still disappears.
by whatever
Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Video/Audio calls hangs for 0.5-2 seconds each 5-15 min
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Re: Video/Audio calls hangs for 0.5-2 seconds each 5-15 min

I had similar symptoms with with flapping ethernet ports between RB4011 and the ISP's modem, but these showed up in the log.
by whatever
Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz channels disappeared on hAP ax2
Replies: 53
Views: 4568

Re: 5GHz channels disappeared on hAP ax2

Check log for radar detection / DFS events. Do you have non-DFS channels configured as well?
by whatever
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP ax 5GHz not working in CAPsMAN
Replies: 48
Views: 4918

Re: cAP ax 5GHz not working in CAPsMAN

It's not broken, you are using it wrong. First thing you should do is removing all the empty(!) authentication-types and encryption settings. Then start with a minimal configuration where anything but the SSID and security password is set to default. Once this is working you can start refining setti...
by whatever
Tue Jan 09, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [Feature Request] Option to disable 802.11b in wifi drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

[Feature Request] Option to disable 802.11b in wifi drivers

As it turns out (https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=203117#p1046670), wifi-qcom(-ac) drivers always enable 802.11b on 2.4 GHz interfaces: Basic rates are set to "1, 2, 5.5, 11" so beacons are sent at a mere 1 Mbps. I realize that making basic rates completely customizable with the ...
by whatever
Mon Jan 08, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.13 wireless package split question
Replies: 78
Views: 21052

Re: 7.13 wireless package split question

when an RB4011 (or any device) is upgraded from 7.12.1 to 7.13, an unusable WiFi menu is added.
It's not unusable, it is required for managing ax devices via capsman.
by whatever
Mon Jan 08, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi clients listed by security protocl/AP/DHCP/etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: WiFi clients listed by security protocl/AP/DHCP/etc?

Wifi clients and matching DHCP-lease: :foreach client in=[/interface/wifi/registration-table/find] do={ :local "client-mac" [/interface/wifi/registration-table/get $client value-name=mac-address]; /interface/wifi/registration-table/print stats where mac-address=$"client-mac"; /ip...
by whatever
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What's with the WiFi bands? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 3517

Re: What's with the WiFi bands? [SOLVED]

The lower standards (at least G/A and newer) are still included. I don't know if this also includes B, I hope not.
by whatever
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What's with the WiFi bands? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 3517

Re: What's with the WiFi bands? [SOLVED]

1. I think the only reasonable channel band setting is leaving it unset. Unless you have compatibility issues, defining this setting will only make things worse.
2. Unfortunately rates currently cannot be customized in new wifi drivers.
by whatever
Sat Jan 06, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RouterOS 7.13 and R11e-2HnD 2.4GHz chip [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: RouterOS 7.13 and R11e-2HnD 2.4GHz chip [SOLVED]

Well, then read the manual, uninstall wifi-qcom-ac and reinstall wireless.
by whatever
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AX and AC devices by same AP controller (CAPsMAN) [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: AX and AC devices by same AP controller (CAPsMAN) [SOLVED]

Yes, it will still run ax. You can verify it from your client.
by whatever
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AX and AC devices by same AP controller (CAPsMAN) [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: AX and AC devices by same AP controller (CAPsMAN) [SOLVED]

But does that mean the ax device run only on 802.11ac, so the hAP ax2 speed 'downgrade' to ac level ?
No, the provisioning setting only defines where a provisioning rule is used. Downgrading only happens if you set band in channel properties.
by whatever
Fri Jan 05, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi with Apple Products
Replies: 99
Views: 31785

Re: WiFi with Apple Products

Each dual-band wifi device has two master interface, one for 2 GHz and one for 5 GHz.
by whatever
Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN manager can't manage its own wireless [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 54642

Re: CAPsMAN manager can't manage its own wireless [SOLVED]

You can trigger provisioning on your local interfaces, no need to set configuration manually. In Winbox just select your local radio and hit the "provision" button, in cli run something like "/interface/wifi/radio/provision [find local]" etc. If I understand it correctly, I shoul...
by whatever
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi with Apple Products
Replies: 99
Views: 31785

Re: WiFi with Apple Products

You asked for a proposal: main interface instead of master interface.
That would be misleading as there can be multiple master interfaces. I think it should be kept as master/slave, from a technical perspective it's perfect naming and immediately clarifies the relation between these interfaces.
by whatever
Tue Jan 02, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN on v7.13 configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 5061

Re: CAPsMAN on v7.13 configuration

VLANS on datapath worked OK on ROS6, but now on ROS7.13 is this such a basic setting which does not exist. It still exists and still works exactly the same, as long as you stay on the "wireless" driver package. If the wifi-qcom-ac driver does not meet your requirements you should not use ...
by whatever
Tue Jan 02, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPs update logic since 7.13
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

Re: CAPs update logic since 7.13

It will install available updates from capsman and reboot the selected cap.
by whatever
Tue Jan 02, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Provision AP's in sequence
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Provision AP's in sequence

You can either set channels manually (which would require a provision rule per radio)
You could also provision static interfaces and then overwrite the channel directly in interface settings. This way you don't need too many provisioning rules.
by whatever
Tue Jan 02, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPs update logic since 7.13
Replies: 20
Views: 2922

Re: CAPs update logic since 7.13

You can set capsman upgrade-policy to none, then CAPs will only upgrade when you trigger it in remote cap tab.
by whatever
Sat Dec 30, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax lite
Replies: 86
Views: 17640

Re: hAP ax lite

Is it possible to wall mount hap ax lite?
by whatever
Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPax 2 SSIDS on 2 VLANs + 1MGT VLAN > I'm getting desperate
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: CAPax 2 SSIDS on 2 VLANs + 1MGT VLAN > I'm getting desperate

this is a mission critical network
[...]
Of course I have no backup of the config.
*cough*
by whatever
Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to configure WPA3 only not WPA2/WPA3 transitional mode (fixed)
Replies: 29
Views: 6837

Re: How to configure WPA3 only not WPA2/WPA3 transitional mode (fixed)

I wasted the whole afternoon trying to get down from 7.13 but there was no way, not even to 7.12.1
Issue on layer 8
by whatever
Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+ no power on PoE port 10
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: RB4011iGS+ no power on PoE port 10

Did you read the RB4011 specifications? It only supports passive poe out, standard 802.3af/at active poe is _not_ supported.
by whatever
Tue Dec 26, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 7.13 WiFi-CAPsMAN, Access list to assign VLANs and FT issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: 7.13 WiFi-CAPsMAN and Access list to assign VLANs [SOLVED]

Check ft-preserve-vlanid setting documentation, it defaults to yes. ft-preserve-vlanid (no | yes ) no - when a client connects to this AP via 802.11r fast BSS transition, it is assigned a VLAN ID according to the access and/or interface settings yes (default) - when a client connects to this AP via ...
by whatever
Tue Dec 26, 2023 12:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: migrating to wave2 capsman
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: migrating to wave2 capsman

The bridge has to be selected on the CAP itself in interface settings. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37aff6d14Xk .
However, if you need vlan tagging on AC devices, you may want to keep datapath bridge setting empty and do all the bridge/vlan config manually.
by whatever
Tue Dec 26, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP XL AC cannot exceed 350mb speed at 5Ghz
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: CAP XL AC cannot exceed 350mb speed at 5Ghz

Did you have a look at the official video guides?
New driver package: https://youtu.be/AkBIQxi-VKs
New capsman: https://youtu.be/37aff6d14Xk

Once you have migrated to new wifi driver, you can set the "manager" property to capsman on the cap interfaces.
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers

No, the reasonable thing to do would be checking the actual PoE specifications of your AP. If you keep guessing this discussion is useless.
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.49.11 [stable] is released!
Replies: 9
Views: 32032

Re: v6.49.11 [stable] is released!

I would assume that v6 stable will get promoted to v6 long-term in a few weeks.
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers

You might want to check the PoE specifications of your APs instead of making assumptions.
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers

Read the product page: https://mikrotik.com/product/RB960PGS Ethernet ports 2-5 can power other PoE capable devices with the same voltage as applied to the unit . [...] It can power at/af mode B (4,5+)(7,8-) compatible devices, if 48-57 input voltage is used . Unless your APs can be powered via 24V ...
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: POE not working on 2 Hex POE routers

Are you using a 48V power supply?
by whatever
Sat Dec 23, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Two WiFi bands mixed with one ssid
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Two WiFi bands mixed with one ssid

Just set the same SSID and authentication on both interfaces and join them to the same layer 2 domain.
by whatever
Fri Dec 22, 2023 8:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

by looking thru the Files, seems I can see any file on it so I still unable to install wireless package. Can you please show me some ways to check for any remain files ? Thanks Have a look at configurations like large IP address lists and/or the certificates stored in the device, especially CA cert...
by whatever
Thu Dec 21, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP XL AC cannot exceed 350mb speed at 5Ghz
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: CAP XL AC cannot exceed 350mb speed at 5Ghz

If you want faster speed you have to upgrade to 7.13+ and migrate to the new wifi-qcom-ac driver.
by whatever
Wed Dec 20, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

you "lose" the functionality of winbox remembering the window settings for your wireless menus... because apparently it confuses the old and new wireless menus,
I guess this is fixed in 7.14, changelog says menu was renamed.
by whatever
Wed Dec 20, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.14beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 510
Views: 154582

Re: v7.14beta [testing] is released!

*) bridge - try to set wireless bridge ports as edge ports automatically;
Nice, thank you!
by whatever
Mon Dec 18, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

they may have changed the address.
> :put ([/tool fetch url="http://upgrade.mikrotik.com/routeros/NEWESTa7.stable" as-value output=user]->"data")
7.13 1702545848
by whatever
Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Old ROS 7 versions don't need a separate wireless package, just uninstall wireless and downgrade the main routeros package.
by whatever
Sun Dec 17, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Why would you add a station mode interface to a bridge? This makes no sense at all and cannot produce any usable result.
by whatever
Sun Dec 17, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Station bridge mode - the radio does not connect
You can't use station bridge mode between old wireless and new wifi driver, it requires the same driver on both sides. This is documented in the manual.
by whatever
Sun Dec 17, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

It doesn't fit with any extra packages, you have to remove zerotier before installing wifi-qcom-ac.
by whatever
Sat Dec 16, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Why is that needed? In my WifiWave2/WiFi CAPsMAN setup I don't use this, and devices connect and roam successfully. At least with FT disabled, the default connect-priority setting delays roaming to a new AP until a client has disconnected from its previous AP. With my Android phone this caused seve...
by whatever
Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMANv2 with wifi-qcom-ac and vlans [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 6628

Re: CAPsMANv2 with wifi-qcom-ac and vlans [SOLVED]

In CAP settings you can select that slaves are created as static interfaces: slaves-static () Creates Static Virtual Interfaces, allows the possibility to assign IP configuration to those interfaces. MAC address is used to remember each static-interface when applying the configuration from the CAPsM...
by whatever
Sat Dec 16, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Updated 3x hap ac² 1x RB4011+RM all coming from ROS 6.49.10 long-term via 7.12.1 to 7.13 successfully. I replaced the wireless package with wifi-qcom-ac on all hap ac²s afterwards. 1x hap ax² update was also fine, but it obviously was on ROS 7 already. Finally made the move to ROS 7 everywhere, so I...
by whatever
Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

by whatever
Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

Bad config. Wifi-qcom-ac does not support vlan tagging, read the manual.
by whatever
Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: The CAPsMAN DHCP assigns a wrong address [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2314

Re: The CAPsMAN DHCP assigns a wrong address [SOLVED]

AX is always local forwarding
by whatever
Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

With wifi(wave2) capsman configuration is no longer separate from local wifi configuration. It's only confusing because it used to be different.
by whatever
Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13.5 [stable] is released!
Replies: 909
Views: 265560

Re: v7.13 [stable] is released!

WiFi is always there, but useless?
It's not useless, it can be used as Capsman to manage devices using new wifi driver.
by whatever
Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 178
Views: 51845

Re: v7.13rc [testing] is released!

no.
by whatever
Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 178
Views: 51845

Re: v7.13rc [testing] is released!

why would I use old wireless if I can use 7.12 with regular wave2 driver which allows benefits of wave2 and connect it to new capsman (CHR VM) and also all provisioning rules with SSID and VLANS's should still work without the need of manual setting up of VLAN's' per SSID Because you cannot do that...
by whatever
Wed Dec 13, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 178
Views: 51845

Re: v7.13rc [testing] is released!

I doesn't really matter, does it? Even if you were able to connect local wifi interfaces to local capsman, the end result would be identical to local interfaces provisioned using the same configuration. I don't get where you see additional manual effort.
by whatever
Wed Dec 13, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 178
Views: 51845

Re: v7.13rc [testing] is released!

Could someone confirm: - If using Hap AC3 with 7.13 have to use wifi-qcom-ac No, you don't have to use the new driver. You can stay on the legacy "wireless" driver and keep using old capsman with old features (and old performance). So if you run CapsMAN on a hAP AC3 the wireless interface...
by whatever
Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied

The triangle/arrow thing is not specific to ROS7, it is the same in ROS6.
by whatever
Tue Dec 12, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied

It's an abbreviation to use the same namespace(?) as the previous parameter. In your example ".width" is short for "channel.width", ".mode" is short for "configuration.mode", etc.
by whatever
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Authentication types on wireless profile not applied

See that little triangle on the left of authentication types? It is not for cosmetics, clicking it actually toggles between configured/non-configured. If you configure anything on the interface, you are overwriting whatever is configured for the same setting in the selected profile. tl;dr: You did n...
by whatever
Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP - no connections to CAPSMan
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: CAP - no connections to CAPSMan

I think with 7.13 you should be able to use new Capsman via /inteface/wifi config.
by whatever
Thu Dec 07, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Migrating a mesh of RB952Ui-5ac2nD to single C53UiG+5HPaxD2HPaxD
Replies: 43
Views: 5956

Re: Migrating a mesh of RB952Ui-5ac2nD to single C53UiG+5HPaxD2HPaxD

Nope, station-bridge requires the same driver on both sides of the connection.
by whatever
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi with Apple Products
Replies: 99
Views: 31785

Re: WiFi with Apple Products

I started noticing the interfaces in the wifi wifi tab, the ac radios showed a message in red "client was disconnected because could not assign vlan". Odd, I thought, because the ac configuration has no datapath set which would be trying to set the vlan. The ax radios did not have this me...
by whatever
Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spanning Tree on Access Point
Replies: 7
Views: 3086

Re: Spanning Tree on Access Point

From my experience the automatic edge port setting on wifi interfaces does not work and will cause roaming issues when (R)STP is enabled. I have therefore disabled any kind of spanning tree on hap ac2 as well as hap ax2 and so far have not noticed any issues caused by this on either of them. Why wou...
by whatever
Sun Dec 03, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E devices for an new project
Replies: 10
Views: 4205

Re: Wi-Fi 6E devices for an new project

  • Multiple SSID's minimum 10
This is not a good idea, 10 SSIDs on the same radio will waste a lot of airtime just for sending out beacons.
by whatever
Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ax3 has (weird) WiFi issues (5GHz)
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: hAP ax3 has (weird) WiFi issues (5GHz)

and/or security.connect-priority=0/1
by whatever
Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac3 - iPhone Hotspot Compatability [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2887

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac3 - iPhone Hotspot Compatability [SOLVED]

@whatever: Any recommendations for confirming the actual iPhone XS Max Hotspot 5Ghz frequency in use?
Use wifi analyzer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fianalyzer) on an Android phone or find a similar software for iphone.
by whatever
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac3 - iPhone Hotspot Compatability [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2887

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac3 - iPhone Hotspot Compatability [SOLVED]

Assuming iPhone is behaving like Android in Europe, the 5GHz hotspot is most likely located in the SRD range on channel 149. At least in Europe, this range is apparently not (yet?) supported by AC devices with wifi(wave2) drivers and proper country set. Check "/interface/wifiwave2/radio/print d...
by whatever
Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Understanding "mixed" 802.11r FT
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

Understanding "mixed" 802.11r FT

Hi there, I am kind of confused by the recent Youtube video where Mikrotik advertises their FT implementation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkWPlsuyuKE Apart from the incredible slow roaming times displayed there, at the end of the video it is suggested to enable FT even in what I call "mixe...
by whatever
Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi radar detected
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Wifi radar detected

I suffered from radar detections after upgrade from legacy wireless to wifi(wave2) and it looked like I could make them go away by moving the control channel. I ended up moving to a completely different channel, so I cannot provide long-term experience, but it appeared like switching from e.g. chann...
by whatever
Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

It's documented at https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ ... i-Benefits
400Mb/s maximum data rate in the 2.4GHz band for IPQ4019 interfaces
Probably some proprietary extension of the standard from qcom.
by whatever
Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.12.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 252
Views: 94760

Re: v7.12.1 [stable] is released!

Downgrade only works if you upload the old routeros packages before hitting the downgrade button.
by whatever
Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Wave2 interface not untagging frames when a station-bridge connects [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Re: WiFi Wave2 interface not untagging frames when a station-bridge connects [SOLVED]

I didn't go through your whole configuration, but as wave2 does no longer distinguish between "ap" and "ap-bridge" mode, this sounds like a huge security issue. If your observation is accurate, wireless clients could gain access to vlans they are not supposed to see, I suggest yo...
by whatever
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access RouterOS via SSH using key
Replies: 14
Views: 3367

Re: Access RouterOS via SSH using key

Try setting "PubkeyAcceptedAlgorithms +ssh-rsa" in ~/.ssh/config for your routeros hosts.
by whatever
Wed Nov 22, 2023 9:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can someone tell me how to make a Capsman guest network with new drivers? AX and AC devices
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: Can someone tell me how to make a Capsman guest network with new drivers? AX and AC devices

Assuming your guest network is your only wifi slave interface, you can setup a separate bridge for guest network and assign it with "/interface/wifi/cap/set slaves-datapath=bridge-guest" (before provisioning) on the CAP. Alternatively, it might be possible to provision static wifi interfac...
by whatever
Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

Unfortunately it has been like that in old capsman as well. It's the reason why I disable STP on all my APs.
by whatever
Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Config recommendation 5Ghz Wifi (multiple access points)
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Config recommendation 5Ghz Wifi (multiple access points)

You can just overwrite channels on the individual wifi interfaces.
by whatever
Mon Nov 20, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 DS Lite
Replies: 20
Views: 4474

Re: IPv6 DS Lite

there are actually several websites that will simply not load anything or take a loooooong time (and multiple attempts) loading.
Maybe try clamping TCPMSS in firewall?
by whatever
Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSMAN not add interfaces to the bridge [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: CAPSMAN not add interfaces to the bridge [SOLVED]

For new capsman you have to select the bridge directly on the CAP itself (datapath setting on the delegated master wifi interface), similar to local forwarding with old capsman where it was selected in CAP settings. For slave interfaces it still is configurable in CAP settings.
by whatever
Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using non-MT Access Points in a mesh config - does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Using non-MT Access Points in a mesh config - does it work?

"Mesh" is usually just a marketing buzzword. It can stand for whatever a vendor decides to call by that name, there is no proper definition.
by whatever
Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.12.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 252
Views: 94760

Re: v7.12 [stable] is released!

Hello, I am still facing the SA Query Timeout issue and some WIFi devices do not roam properly between the access points. The workaround /interface/wifiwave2/configuration> set [find] security.connect-priority=0/1 works, but I am not sure that this is the right approach. Thank you very much for tha...
by whatever
Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless roaming support
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

Re: Wireless roaming support

I read that wifiwawe2 is implementing 802.11r/k/v that can solve this problem Please note that 802.11r/k/v does not automatically solve all roaming problems. 802.11r accelerates re-authentication when roaming, i.e. this is mostly helpful when you are using EAP authentication. PSK authentication is ...
by whatever
Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridge filtering client-to-client traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Bridge filtering client-to-client traffic

Our APs are cAP AC which I don't think meet the requirements for that anyway.
Support is/was added in ROS 7.13.
by whatever
Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

You need to recreate everything from scratch.
by whatever
Thu Nov 16, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

although as you can see it has few RAM [ ... ] resources left
Due to the memory leak in beta2 you should keep your winbox connection closed whenever possible and maybe reboot to reclaim any leaked RAM.
by whatever
Tue Nov 14, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

Quick test of hap ac² (256MB RAM version) with wifi-qcom-ac driver. AP: Performance is great, download speed on ac clients is similar to the same client on hap ax². The only real issue is the lack of VLAN tagging without bridge filtering. Station: With the legacy driver I could set country to "...
by whatever
Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.13beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 467
Views: 92778

Re: v7.13beta [testing] is released!

Thank you very much, this is amazing. While I can work around the VLAN limitation on ac devices, I hope this limitation can be removed in later releases. Thanks to the wifi changes and IPv6 fixes, it may now finally be worth upgrading all my old devices from ROS 6 long-term to ROS 7. @evbocharov: th...
by whatever
Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.11.2 [stable] is released!
Replies: 348
Views: 165260

Re: v7.11.2 [stable] is released!

*) wifiwave2 - added "steering" parameters and menu to set up and monitor AP neighbor groups (CLI only); Is it possible to define custom lists of bssids to annouce via 802.11k with this? If yes, how does it work? I can see automatically created dynamic neighbor-groups, but cannot see how ...
by whatever
Fri Aug 25, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.12beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 263
Views: 125738

Re: v7.12beta [testing] is released!

maybe because is-is performans is a bit better
Betamax was better than VHS ;)
No it wasn't, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVVAQVdEOs ;)
by whatever
Mon Jul 17, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Handover wifiwave2 and legacy wifi ap
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Re: Handover wifiwave2 and legacy wifi ap

Why did you disable STP? Because an AP interface with no clients connected is disabled from bridge point of view. With STP enabled there is a delay between the time the first client connects to wifi and the time the AP interface enters forwarding state in the bridge. Keeping STP disabled allows imm...
by whatever
Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Handover wifiwave2 and legacy wifi ap
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Re: Handover wifiwave2 and legacy wifi ap

RRM enabled
Try to disable it.
My phone if roaming fine between hap ax2 and hap ac2. WPA2-only, 802.11r/k is disabled, spanning tree on bridge also disabled, no access list rules.
by whatever
Thu Jun 15, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.10, 7.10.1 and more [stable] are released!
Replies: 366
Views: 130415

Re: v7.10 [stable] is released!

Fix for WiFi will be in 7.11 so stay at 7.8
Fix for what issue?
by whatever
Thu May 25, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.7 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 11
Views: 27353

Re: v6.48.7 [long-term] is released!

Updated RB4011 (non-wifi) and hap ac2. No issues so far.
by whatever
Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ax³ hardware offloading and Oculus Quest 2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Re: hAP ax³ hardware offloading and Oculus Quest 2 [SOLVED]

I think hw offloading on the new IPQ-PPE switch chip is still buggy. Its features are very limited anyway, for example vlan filtering is not supported at all.
by whatever
Fri Apr 14, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 176
Views: 52157

Re: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack

Any news on this? Is it at least on the roadmap now?
by whatever
Fri Apr 14, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.9rc is released!
Replies: 253
Views: 76415

Re: v7.9rc is released!

ipv6 fasttrack support please
This feature would be nice to mitigate the removed route cache when upgrading from ROS 6.
by whatever
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman Problems [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: Capsman Problems [SOLVED]

Check all mac addresses of your bridges and wifi interfaces. They must be unique, you probably have duplicates.
by whatever
Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ax2 no WiFi client mode. removed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

Re: hAP ax2 no WiFi client mode. removed?

It's a known limitation of the wifiwave2 driver.
by whatever
Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman, data rate, winbox implicit problems
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Capsman, data rate, winbox implicit problems

So essentially it works as designed. You just did not know that the arrows toggle between defaults and custom configurations.
by whatever
Sun Feb 12, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with wireless printer with multiple caps and capsman
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Problem with wireless printer with multiple caps and capsman

You may want to enable multicast helper on the wifi interface where your printer is connected to. It will make the AP send discovery things like ARP- and mDNS-requests as unicast to the individual connected devices instead of broadcasting them at basic rates. At least for me, this helps too ensure w...
by whatever
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: mDNS repeater feature
Replies: 330
Views: 101272

Re: mDNS repeater feature

+1

While I currently don't need it myself, there are tons of valid use cases for a mDNS repeater. There are multiple ready-to-use open source implementations and required configuration is minimal, this really should be implemented as a feature in ROS.
by whatever
Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Airprint between two routers
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Airprint between two routers

It might be possible to leverage IGMP Proxy or PIM to make Airprint discovery possible across layer3 boundaries. But as already mentioned, the easiest and least error prone solution is to ensure that everything is within the same layer2 domain, i.e. change your secondary router's configuration from ...
by whatever
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax lite
Replies: 86
Views: 17640

Re: hAP ax lite

Let's see where prices end up nowadays with inflation, etc.
I think I paid ~65€ incl taxes for a hap ac2 some years ago, so $60 for a 2.4GHz only device does not appear that attractiv at first glance.
by whatever
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any chance hap ac2 + wifiwave2 ? [Fixed]
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Any chance hap ac2 + wifiwave2 ?

The stock wifiwave2 package will never work on hap ac2 due to storage constraints. I think theoretically Mt should be able to release a stripped down package which only includes the necessary drivers for this model. But even then, there is still the issue that most hap ac2 models only have 128MB RAM...
by whatever
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik cAP ax [cAPGi-5HaxD2HaxD] (r2)
Replies: 114
Views: 25349

Re: MikroTik cAP ax [cAPGi-5HaxD2HaxD] (r2)

Why can a hap ax2 with stronger cpu and new wifi fit into a 120x101 casing.
The hap ax2 case is completely open on one side, you are basically looking at the exposed black heatsink with only some hints of plastic casing around it.

But I agree that cap xl is not the prettiest thing.
by whatever
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman/7.6/ CAP AP XL not using the configured frequencies
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: Capsman/7.6/ CAP AP XL not using the configured frequencies

Unless you really _have_ to support 802.11b, you usually want to get rid of it. Use g/n or n-only mode.

Regarding your frequency question: As already mentioned you probably fcked up the extension channel config.
by whatever
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman performance degradation due to many clients?
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Capsman performance degradation due to many clients?

I don't think there is much you can do. Ensure multicast helper and keepalive is disabled, try setting basic rates to 6+12+24 instead of 6 only. If none of this helps: Go for another vendor.
by whatever
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac2 impossible 5GHz wifi
Replies: 9
Views: 2196

Re: hAP ac2 impossible 5GHz wifi

Depending on your location, DFS is mandatory on many channels. Did you try waiting 10 minutes? If a channel is really clean it will start working after the initial listening period.
by whatever
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: max 5g transfer speed with R11e-5HacT or hap ac2?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: max 5g transfer speed with R11e-5HacT or hap ac2?

mkx already explained the situation, what you are seeing is unfortunately expected behavior. I believe the lack of support for larger A-MPDU/A-MSDU values prevents the old driver from reaching high throughput. The old Mikrotik driver provides a lot of control, but lacks modern features and performan...
by whatever
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.6 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 126
Views: 275123

Re: v6.48.6 [long-term] is released!

You don't see an issue if credentials for a read-only account, e.g. for monitoring purposes, are sufficient to execute code?
by whatever
Wed Dec 07, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.6 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 126
Views: 275123

Re: v6.48.6 [long-term] is released!

Are there any noteworthy bugs in latest v6 versions?
Apparently it's vulnerable to CVE-2022-45313 and CVE-2022-45315
by whatever
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP AC + CAPsMAN - transmission speed not as high as it can be
Replies: 28
Views: 2816

Re: cAP AC + CAPsMAN - transmission speed not as high as it can be

I think there was a change for this setting not too long ago, which basically changed it from a deny- to an allow-list. Previously you had to pay very close attention to keep your infrastructure safe, now it's more reasonable.
by whatever
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

All LEDs off? most probable (hope so) Does this work for anyone? I set all-leds-off to "after-1h" several hours ago, but the green port leds in the front are still active. With hap ac2 this setting is working fine. Edit: https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/LEDs#LEDs-Indoordevices h...
by whatever
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ax² WiFi6 (802.11ax) Initial Tests, good news!
Replies: 53
Views: 10207

Re: hAP ax² WiFi6 (802.11ax) Initial Tests, good news!

How is hap ax2 performance with wifi5 (ac wave2) clients?
I can now answer my own question: Speedtest.net mobile app on 1x1 clients shows ~300 Mbps download speed, 2x2 client gets up to ~550 Mbps. 80MHz channel width on 5GHz.
by whatever
Tue Nov 08, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.7beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 322
Views: 124704

Re: v7.7beta [testing] is released!

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that it will change. What is preventing you from releasing a stripped down "wifiwave2-light" package for cAP ac + hAP ac² which contains only the drivers for their wifi chipset and fit the small storage? This would allow mixed deployments with old and new devi...
by whatever
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can you use station mode to tether an hAP ac² to Android?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Can you use station mode to tether an hAP ac² to Android?

Works fine. You don't even have to use wifi, you can use USB tethering as well and keep the wifi interface available for other purposes.
by whatever
Fri Oct 28, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

all your CAPsMAN network will have to consist of AX devices (or more specifically, any devices with wifiwave2.npk driver)
One more reason to provide a stripped down "wifiwave2-light" package for hAP ac²/cAP ac
by whatever
Tue Oct 25, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Remote CAP clients connected via EOIP/IPSEC access remote internet connection
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Remote CAP clients connected via EOIP/IPSEC access remote internet connection

Use local forwarding option in datapath to make APs dump their traffic to a local bridge (selected in CAP settings on the AP itself) instead of tunneling the traffic to the manager. Use vlan tags to keep traffic from different ssids separated.
by whatever
Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ax² WiFi6 (802.11ax) Initial Tests, good news!
Replies: 53
Views: 10207

Re: hAP ax² WiFi6 (802.11ax) Initial Tests, good news!

How is hap ax2 performance with wifi5 (ac wave2) clients?
by whatever
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: serial console
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: serial console

I have locked myself a couple of times when modifying network settings, and it is a bit annoying.
Do you know about Safe Mode?
by whatever
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Most retailers don't list a date, I've seen one targeting end of October.
by whatever
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN roaming features
Replies: 6
Views: 4584

Re: CAPsMAN roaming features

What wifi roaming features does CAPsMAN provide?
None
by whatever
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: possible to join Virtual AP to CapsMan, without its master wireless Interface?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: possible to join Virtual AP to CapsMan, without its master wireless Interface?

This is not possible, you hand over control to capsman on a per-(physical-)interface basis.
by whatever
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

And why is 2.4 GHz still listed as Wi-Fi 4 instead of Wi-Fi 6?
by whatever
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

What does a regular home owner need a usb port for ?? Just asking?
It's very handy to connect to a mobile network in case your wired internet connection is interrupted. No need to reconfigure your WiFi interface, just plug in an Android phone, enable USB tethering and you are good to go.
by whatever
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Replies: 287
Views: 67474

Re: hAP ax² dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Looks promising, 2.5GbE would been nice but probably didn't fit into the ~100€ (including VAT) price point. Let's hope it is stable, hap ac2 was a pita until MT fixed the 5GHz interface crashes.
by whatever
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.5beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 138
Views: 46978

Re: v7.5beta [testing] is released!

802.11k support How can configure that? It's added in the documentation: https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/ROS/WifiWave2 I only find an on/off switch for the feature. Isn't 802.11k supposed to provide the client with a list of neighboring APs? Where does this list come from? I suppose the list...
by whatever
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CapsMan on one of the APs?
Replies: 17
Views: 1971

Re: CapsMan on one of the APs?

Also for me excellent experience with CAPsMAN and wireless roaming, I have no falls during voip calls and switching from one cAP to another.
Capsman does _not_ offer any features related to roaming. The roaming experience with capsman is identical to roaming without capsman.
by whatever
Fri Jul 22, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi Wave2 on RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD
Replies: 44
Views: 12644

Re: Wifi Wave2 on RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD

I wouldn't count on it. The current status looks like you have to buy "new" (less old) hardware to benefit from wifiwave2, with rb4011 or hap ac2 you are stuck with the old driver. Unless MT releases stable, good performing WiFi-6(E) hardware, I will not spend any more money on their wifi ...
by whatever
Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Port flapping RB5009 + vodafone modem
Replies: 35
Views: 14020

Re: Port flapping RB5009 + vodafone modem

Same issue with direct connection between RB4011 and Fritzbox 6591. With hap ac^2 configured as switch in between everything is stable.
by whatever
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help: non RouterOS AP <-> wAP ac (2,4GHz client / 5Ghz PTP) <-> wAP ac (5Ghz PTP / 2,4GHz AP)
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: Help: non RouterOS AP <-> wAP ac (2,4GHz client / 5Ghz PTP) <-> wAP ac (5Ghz PTP / 2,4GHz AP)

While your initial idea is possible, it will most likely cause issues: Your non-ROS AP will see all traffic coming from the same MAC address (wap ac #1 2.4 GHz). This is known to cause problems with some DHCP Servers, you should look for a different solution.
by whatever
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firewall "Established" rule allowing more than I'd expect.
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Firewall "Established" rule allowing more than I'd expect.

You have to distinguish between the vpn/wireguard connection itself, which will always be established once it's established (hence the name), and the data tunneled through this connection which might hit the forward chain instead of input, depending on its destination address. Nothing in your forwar...
by whatever
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedtest.net stuck on Finding optimal server... [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 27246

Re: Speedtest.net stuck on Finding optimal server... [SOLVED]

so 8080 must be free for speedtest.net to work .
No. It doesn't matter what you do with incoming packages to port 8080, but your NAT rule applies to outgoing internet traffic as well.
You should limit your NAT rule's scope, e.g. by using in-interface parameter.
by whatever
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 176
Views: 52157

Re: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack

So the "normal use" will not be much slower, certainly not as much as "indicated" by the speed test. I consider large single stream downloads to be the "normal use" case for home use. And speed tests are perfectly fine at representing the transfer speed achievable for ...
by whatever
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.1 is released!
Replies: 785
Views: 226696

Re: v7.1 is released!

You should get full speed when they finally add fasttrack for IPv6 in RouterOS v7 - I'm sure this is in the pipeline. Last "official" info was that IPv6 fast track is in the backlog but not yet on the roadmap . See initial posting in this thread: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t...
by whatever
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v7.1 is released!
Replies: 785
Views: 226696

Re: v7.1 [testing] is released!

I really wish there was a wifiwave2 "light" package to be installed on early hap ac2 revisions with 256 MB RAM. Free disk space is the only thing preventing it.
by whatever
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB3011 Hack
Replies: 3
Views: 3800

Re: RB3011 Hack

Netinstall
by whatever
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac2 - 100 Mbit/s link slows down unrelated switch traffic [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 4614

Re: hAP ac2 - 100 Mbit/s link slows down unrelated switch traffic [SOLVED]

So simple, but looks good. /interface bridge add name=bridge-lan protocol-mode=none /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge-lan interface=ether1 add bridge=bridge-lan hw=no interface=ether2 add bridge=bridge-lan interface=ether3 add bridge=bridge-lan interface=ether4 add bridge=bridge-lan interface...
by whatever
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac2 - 100 Mbit/s link slows down unrelated switch traffic [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 4614

hAP ac2 - 100 Mbit/s link slows down unrelated switch traffic [SOLVED]

Hi there, I am running something like this: ┌──────────┐ ┌──────────┐ │ │ 1 Gb/s│ │ │ Internet ├───────┤ RB4011 │ │ │ │ │ └──────────┘ └───────┬──┘ │ │ VLAN Trunk │ 1 Gb/s │ ┌───────────────────────────┼──────────┐ │ │ │ │ ┌──────────────────┼────────┐ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ ┌───┴─────┐ │ │ │ │ │ ether1 │ ...
by whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: routeros 7 hAP ac2 wave2 special installer req
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Re: routeros 7 hAP ac2 wave2 special installer req

Storage is not an issue but RAM is, Qualcomm ath10k requires 256MB of RAM for two radios.
The old revisions of hap ac2 did ship with 256 MB RAM, the only thing preventing wave2 installation is the limited storage space.
by whatever
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r for hAP ac2?
Replies: 75
Views: 14188

Re: 802.11r for hAP ac2?

It's not implemented because MikroTik did not implement it.
by whatever
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: v7.1rc1 [development] is released!
Replies: 344
Views: 78042

Re: v7.1rc1 [development] is released!


!) added support for IPv6 NAT (CLI only);
[...]
*) added bridge HW offload support for vlan-filtering on RTL8367 switch chip (RB4011, RB1100AHx4);
Holy sh*t, these are pleasant surprises.
by whatever
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help a rookie to decicde what's the best hardware for him
Replies: 18
Views: 6084

Re: Help a rookie to decicde what's the best hardware for him

HEX S is too slow for gigabit routing with firewall, especially full duplex and if you want to use IPv6. RB4011 is fine for routing, but has very limited switch chips and some incompatibilities with its SFP+ port. Mikrotik WiFi is fine as long as you are not looking for max throughput or advanced fe...
by whatever
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5g WiFi is slow - cAP ac
Replies: 17
Views: 9017

Re: 5g WiFi is slow - cAP ac

I have Caps-man on RB4011 (Ros 6.47.10) and i can control without problem the wifi on Chateau with ROS 7.
But only with the standard wifi drivers, not with wifi-wave2 drivers.
by whatever
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5g WiFi is slow - cAP ac
Replies: 17
Views: 9017

Re: 5g WiFi is slow - cAP ac

My Wish is to see 400 - 700....
This is not going to happen, best case scenario with mikrotik 2x2 ac on 80Mhz channel is 300-400 Mbps.
by whatever
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: Wireguard - Unexpected Behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: Wireguard - Unexpected Behavior

Could be caused by MTU settings.
Is PMTUD working? Does modifying TCPMSS in SYN packets to 1300 fix HTTPS?
by whatever
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik RB5009UG+S+IN
Replies: 202
Views: 92958

Re: MikroTik RB5009UG+S+IN

That is not really a question here - the question is why 4011 "test results" in the video are not anywhere near what the official 4011 product page/brochure always stated. I guess the product page results were obtained with RouterOS 6 while the results from the video reflect RouterOS 7 pe...
by whatever
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WI-FI ROAMING 802.11r QUESTION
Replies: 41
Views: 28037

Re: WI-FI ROAMING 802.11r QUESTION

There is no "capsman roaming". Any client roaming is unrelated to capsman.
by whatever
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Going above 1Gbps - should I replace my router?
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Going above 1Gbps - should I replace my router?

Yep, connecting everything through a 10GbE switch and router-on-a-stick config on rb4011 sounds like the way to go.
by whatever
Sun May 30, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?
Replies: 24
Views: 15434

Re: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?

No UPS involved. I'm not even sure if Mikrotik is to blame, previous AVM boxes (6490) have a history of causing issues when specific switches are attached. It's probably an unfortunate combination of otherwise unnoticable issues on both ends. The workaround with an intermediate device is ugly, but a...
by whatever
Sun May 30, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?
Replies: 24
Views: 15434

Re: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?

Thanks for the hint, I took one of my hap ac²s, put two ports into an isolated vlan (via switch chip menu) and linked it between the AVM device and my RB4011 ether1. => No more flapping on ether1, no flapping on any of the hap ac² ports, stable connection. RB4011 ether2, which is still directly conn...
by whatever
Sat May 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?
Replies: 24
Views: 15434

Re: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?

My RB4011 + AVM 6591 setup is affected by the same issue in a similar configuration. I have ether1 connected to a public interface and ether2 to the internal FritzBox network. Flapping occurs on both ports, so it's highly unlikely that it's caused by faulty cables. I stumbled upon the problem in the...
by whatever
Wed May 26, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 176
Views: 52157

Re: Feature Request : IPv6 Fasttrack

+1

IPv6 adoption has already reached 40-50% in many countries as per Google statistics. It shouldn't be treated as second class citizen in RouterOS. People expect IPv6 to provide the same performance as IPv4, which is only possible with Fasttrack.
by whatever
Mon May 24, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: v7.1beta6 [development] is released!
Replies: 377
Views: 243368

Re: v7.1beta6 [development] is released!

Exactly. L3 HW for IPv6 is on the roadmap.
That is great news. Will this include IPv6 fasttrack to allow firewall usage?
by whatever
Sun May 23, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: v7.1beta6 [development] is released!
Replies: 377
Views: 243368

Re: v7.1beta6 [development] is released!

Isnt it a bit weird that now Mikrotik Switches can route and filter/nat much faster than actual Mikrotik Routers ? :)
Well, they are called Cloud Router Switch, after all.
It's a pity that L3 offloading is limited to IPv4 only, but it's impressive nevertheless.
by whatever
Thu May 20, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router OS higher than Long Term Release!
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Router OS higher than Long Term Release!

I don't think you can downgrade below factory firmware version.
by whatever
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: IPv6 SLAAC Bridging
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: IPv6 SLAAC Bridging

With /64 you are limited to a single slaac subnet which should correspond to a single vlan.
Ask your ISP for at least /56.
by whatever
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: does CAPsMAN need an DHCP Server on the device its running on?
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: does CAPsMAN need an DHCP Server on the device its running on?

As long as your datapath bridges your WiFi interfaces to a layer 2 domain with dhcp server it doesn't matter where the dhcp server is running. With local forwarding this bridging has to happen on the CAP, without local forwarding it has to take place on the manager.
by whatever
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 199
Views: 144462

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

And when I do go IPv6, I am convinced that will only be as far as my public IP and the rest of my internal lan will still be IPv4 based so not to worried.
That's not how IPv6 works.
by whatever
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS328 Switch Create Vlans issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: CRS328 Switch Create Vlans issue [SOLVED]

Currently, the switch have 3 bridges and each bridge have it own subnet. That sounds like you are doing a lot of switching in software on the slow cpu instead of using the device's powerful switch chip. You should have a look at the crs3xx switching manual, what you really want is a single bridge w...
by whatever
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2 antenna performance?
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: hAP AC2 antenna performance?

The cAP ac has separate antennas for 2 and 5 GHz, so it might have a slightly better signal than hAP ac2 with its shared antennas. But either way, if you want a good signal you shouldn't hide your APs behind drywall
by whatever
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAPsMAN Local Forward vs CAPsMAN Forwarding with VLANs [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: CAPsMAN Local Forward vs CAPsMAN Forwarding with VLANs [SOLVED]

If you configure it correctly it will work. I didn't check your whole config, but I don't see a bridge defined in /interface wireless cap.
by whatever
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAPsMAN Local Forward vs CAPsMAN Forwarding with VLANs [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: CAPsMAN Local Forward vs CAPsMAN Forwarding with VLANs [SOLVED]

Local forwarding attaches the wifi interface to a bridge on the CAP itself, not on the manager (the traffic stays local on the cap). The bridge to use is defined on the CAP in the same place where you tell it to use capsman.
by whatever
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Re: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)

Now, however, my new laptop does not have a wired nic.
Have you considered using a USB nic?
by whatever
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: decrease transmit power
Replies: 12
Views: 6781

Re: decrease transmit power

At least in long-term it still works via CLI.
See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=170014#p834666 for alternative options.
by whatever
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [SOLVED] => [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2
Replies: 85
Views: 47907

Re: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2

I just realized that my OpenWrt tests with hAP ac² were slowed down by not using irqbalance. With irqbalance the same iperf test reaches 400+ Mbps in both directions, sometimes even up to 500 Mbps, so it's definitely not worse than ROS. Testing towards the internet with speedtest.net still fails to ...
by whatever
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: List attached clients for CAP ac managed by CAPsMAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: List attached clients for CAP ac managed by CAPsMAN

/caps-man registration-table print
on the manager.
by whatever
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Force users to swap to 5Ghz
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Force users to swap to 5Ghz

If you don't want clients on 2.4 GHz you could disable the 2.4 GHz radio :).
Lowering tx power is a good way to encourage the client to use the other network, but the AP cannot force the client to do anything.
by whatever
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [SOLVED] => [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2
Replies: 85
Views: 47907

Re: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2

Well, it's only when the hap ac2 is on the receiving end and only in 1-stream iperf. I guess it's a best case scenario and I was testing at about 1m distance with clear line of sight. I just wanted to point out, that the current ROS 6 only appears to be bad at _sending_ wifi data at high speed (>300...
by whatever
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [SOLVED] => [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2
Replies: 85
Views: 47907

Re: [wifiwave2] for cAP ac, hAP ac2

I just performed some tests with netbooted OpenWRT on hAP ac²: Even with performance cpu governor it actually performed slightly worse than my RouterOS 6.46.8 setup with capsman + local forwarding and secondary ssid. The only real indication that there is unused potential on the hap ac² with RouterO...
by whatever
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hw-offload on RB4011 not working
Replies: 6
Views: 3292

Re: Hw-offload on RB4011 not working

The 4011 does not have Hardware Offloading
Yes, it does, but only with spanning tree disabled.
by whatever
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hw-offload on RB4011 not working
Replies: 6
Views: 3292

Re: Hw-offload on RB4011 not working

Disable RSTP in bridge settings.
by whatever
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAP AC2 5Ghz interface was not running 2 days
Replies: 9
Views: 7377

Re: HAP AC2 5Ghz interface was not running 2 days

In the first 1-2 years after hap ac2 release, there used to be a bug in routeros that caused the 5Ghz interface on arm hardware to crash with the symptoms you described. But it has been fixed for quite some time now, even in the long-term branch.
by whatever
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAP AC2 5Ghz interface was not running 2 days
Replies: 9
Views: 7377

Re: HAP AC2 5Ghz interface was not running 2 days

So, your are complaining that nobody wants to connect to your ap?
by whatever
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which router with NAT/Masquerading Performance > 1Gbps
Replies: 9
Views: 4102

Re: Which router with NAT/Masquerading Performance > 1Gbps

If you are using only IPv4 with fasttrack, hap ac2 will do the job. If you need fasttrack disabled and/or good IPv6 performance, rb4011 is the way to go.

RB450Gx4 is probably for some rare in between usecases, when hap ac2 cpu is fast enough but you need more RAM.
by whatever
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Seamless roaming
Replies: 13
Views: 6348

Re: Seamless roaming

True roaming like TPLINK Deco support(802.11r/v/k), where you roam between AP like being in GSM network and no single data interrupt is noticed as long u stay in range of any AP's. 802.11r/k/v is not seamless either and it's nothing like GSM. Wifi roaming always causes short interruptions, 802.11r/...
by whatever
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum Cap AC Combination
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Maximum Cap AC Combination

How about using poe injector every 2 device ?
It's not pretty, but should work just fine.
by whatever
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: Feature Request: Proper support for RTL8367
Replies: 5
Views: 3692

Re: Feature Request: Proper support for RTL8367

Am I to understand I should not be getting the RB4011 for this? RB4011 is completely fine for vlans as long as you don't need to do vlan filtering in hardware. You can either do vlan filtering in software on the CPU with all the features (but increased cpu usage), or get hardware switching by disab...
by whatever
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Static routing issue
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Static routing issue

How are your NAT rules configured? Pings from the left router towards the "right" direction have src IP 172.22.22.2. This is a private IPv4 address, without source NAT to a public IP it won't be able reach the Internet. And without an additional route covering 172.22.22.2 the "right&q...
by whatever
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum Cap AC Combination
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Maximum Cap AC Combination

I don't think anything after cap 3 will power on at all. Chaining more than two of them without additional power injection along the way seems pretty stupid.
by whatever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMan handling devices moving around a home
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: CAPsMan handling devices moving around a home

Is this because CAPsMAN automatically manages the connectivity and handoffs between my two cAPs at each end of the house when I move from one end of the house to the other?
No, CAPsMAN doesn't do any of this. Your client devices decide when and where to roam on their own.
by whatever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange behaviour with Sonos System
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Strange behaviour with Sonos System

If you don't know how basic rates are used you shouldn't be configuring them.
by whatever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Better home CAPsMAN setup?
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Better home CAPsMAN setup?

--Devices don't seem to drop off and pass on to other APs well enough. --Sometimes 2ghz seems to connect over 5ghz Well, there's not much you can do with CAPsMAN as these are basically client issues. The wifi client decides when to roam to another AP and the client decides which band it prefers and...
by whatever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New wapAC
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: New wapAC

It's literally a cAP ac in a weatherproof case, so that's what you should expect.
by whatever
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with IPv6 setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Help with IPv6 setup

Do not see ny filter rules in the ipv6 firewall filter rules. Default IPv6 firewall is only configured if the ipv6 package was active at the time of your last reset to defaults. If you don't want to reset, you have to create the firewall rules by yourself, Sob already explained how to access the ru...
by whatever
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: CAPsMan and dividing 2.4 and 5 Ghz channels across multiple AP's
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Re: CAPsMan and dividing 2.4 and 5 Ghz channels across multiple AP's

Each AP will pick one channel from the list of configured channels on its own, usually the least busy one. There is no automatic coordination between the APs, if you want a specific selection you have to assign specific channels separately to each radio.
by whatever
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 261
Views: 79823

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

a preview of the wireless driver and configuration interface being built for future products
So the hap ac² will never receive full wave2 support, not even the models with 256 MB RAM?
by whatever
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Block URL's in Router OS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: How to Block URL's in Router OS?

Could you block the DNS entries that those apps depend on? So people could download and install the apps, but they wouldn't work. DoH is a thing and even the hostname in SNI will become unreadable once TLS 1.3 is in broader use. Stop trying to block certain URLs on network level, it is impossible w...
by whatever
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WiFi password length
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: WiFi password length

63 characters
by whatever
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Re: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge

Yep, show us your settings. Datapath should be something like
/caps-man datapath add client-to-client-forwarding=yes local-forwarding=yes name=xyz vlan-id=10 vlan-mode=use-tag
by whatever
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Re: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge

In local-forwarding mode you select the bridge on the cap itself in
/interface wireless cap
set bridge=...
.
I don't think you are able to select multiple bridges, use tagged vlans in datapath instead.
by whatever
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Two CapaCs, Roaming Between them Optimized.
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Two CapaCs, Roaming Between them Optimized.

I agree, most clients should roam better without signal strength based access rules. Especially iPhones and newer Android devices have been optimized to do pretty good roaming decisions by themselves.
by whatever
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AMPDU with CAPSMAN
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: AMPDU with CAPSMAN

No.
by whatever
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLANs on WAN port
Replies: 10
Views: 5056

Re: VLANs on WAN port

Yes. All ports in one bridge, configure vlan settings for bridge ports, enable bridge vlan filtering, create WAN interface as vlan interface with id 99 on top of the bridge itself.
by whatever
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hap Ac2 CPU usage during speedtest.
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Hap Ac2 CPU usage during speedtest.

That still leaves you 82% of CPU totally unused.
Well, it's a 4-core CPU. A single-threaded load can cause 100% usage on one of these cores and you will only see 25% global CPU usage.
by whatever
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: DHCPv6 Server
Replies: 29
Views: 5655

Re: DHCPv6 Server

Can a Windows PC get an IPv6 DNS server by SLAAC, RAVD?
Yes, Windows 10 supports this since version 1703.
by whatever
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: RouterOS beta
Topic: DHCPv6 Server
Replies: 29
Views: 5655

Re: DHCPv6 Server

ipv6 is dead https://www.google.de/ipv6/statistics.html One third of Google's users already use IPv6. Several minor countries like USA, India, Germany, France, etc. have already exceeded 40% adoption rate and are approaching 50%. So yes, IPv6 is very dead. We should ignore it and continue to use IP...
by whatever
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 39
Views: 16401

Re: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack

I ended replacing my hap ac² router with rb4011, so MikroTik's decision not to provide IPv6 Fasttrack even earned them some money this time. Should have switched vendors, but getting my existing config up and running within minutes was just too tempting... :( Now that I've already spent this money: ...
by whatever
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik ROS and support for AC wave2 MU-MIMO?
Replies: 28
Views: 14057

Re: Mikrotik ROS and support for AC wave2 MU-MIMO?

I'm currently using OpenWRT on my AC2 with ath10k ct smallbuffers driver
That is interesting. Did you perform some benchmarks to compare WiFi Speed between RouterOS and OpenWRT?
Is it possible to revert to RouterOS with included license?
by whatever
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why Mikrotik puts only 16MB flash on many devices? (not enough space for upgrade)
Replies: 16
Views: 5567

Re: Why Mikrotik puts only 16MB flash on many devices? (not enough space for upgrade)

32/64MB chips are very very cheap, but Mikrotik puts only 16MB. Why???
I guess because it's even cheaper.
by whatever
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN with local forwarding - customer separation [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 5030

Re: CAPsMAN with local forwarding - customer separation [SOLVED]

You can use split horizon to isolate bridge ports. Be aware that this will disable hw acceleration on the bridge.
Why are you using local forwarding if you don't want to have local traffic?
by whatever
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433 Mbps on CAP AC using CAPSMAN
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: 433 Mbps on CAP AC using CAPSMAN

just clear the rates= parameter in your capsman configurations
by whatever
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433 Mbps on CAP AC using CAPSMAN
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: 433 Mbps on CAP AC using CAPSMAN

Why did you choose such an unconventional set of rates? Try the default rate-set instead.
by whatever
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2x Audience managed by CAPsMAN - Bad Wifi?
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Re: 2x Audience managed by CAPsMAN - Bad Wifi?

You should always use different frequencies unless both APs are at least more than twice the signal range apart from each other.
by whatever
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Upgrade from hAP ac²? (single core bottleneck)
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: Upgrade from hAP ac²? (single core bottleneck)

I went from hAP ac² to RB4011iGS+RM in order to achieve gigabit speed IPv6 routing with stateful firewall, which isn't possible on hAP ac² due to the lack of IPv6 fasttrack. My workaround for the lack of hardware switching with vlan filtering is to use one of the switch groups with vlan filtering co...
by whatever
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 184
Views: 115356

Re: v6.48beta [testing] is released!

*) arm - added support for automatic CPU frequency stepping for IPQ4018/IPQ4019 devices;
Is this comparable to "ondemand" scheduler from x86 linux? Any numbers on expected power savings when the device is idle?
by whatever
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High Battery usage with 6.47 stable
Replies: 14
Views: 6727

Re: High Battery usage with 6.47 stable

Multicast-helper causes higher battery usage. If battery life is a concern you might want to disable it.
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