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by muetzekoeln
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Make ICMP replies from ingress interface
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Make ICMP replies from ingress interface

# echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_errors_use_inbound_ifaddr
+1 to make this an configurable option!
by muetzekoeln
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: About CPU Usage High when disconnect a single user
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: About CPU Usage High when disconnect a single user

If "disconnect some user" involves an interface going down, this is normal while using masquerade or dynamic routing protocols.

See also
viewtopic.php?t=117958


Have a look where your CPU cycles are used with profiler tool of ROS.
by muetzekoeln
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why channel 50 isn't selectable in the 160Mhz band?
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Why channel 50 isn't selectable in the 160Mhz band?

This is only about naming conventions! https://support.metageek.com/hc/en-us/articles/203532644-802-11ac-Channels Mikrotik does not use the AC channel naming but gives you control where your 20MHz control channel is positioned. E.g.: AC 160Mhz "channel" 50 can be set on Mikrotik by specifying channe...
by muetzekoeln
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.16 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 12
Views: 6551

Re: v6.43.16 [long-term] is released!

... please provide recommended Firewall filter rules.

Please see also:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=149425&hilit=CVE+2019+11477#p735645
by muetzekoeln
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 36
Views: 7689

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

Could the new LtAP be used as GPS-based stratum-1 NTP server? I know previous devices didn't support 1PPS but perhaps you did route that one additional signal from the GPS module to CPU GPIO this time? Or do we still have to use a Raspberry Pi for that? +1 I like this idea. Stratum 1 server by Mikt...
by muetzekoeln
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Slowly turn on 5GHz band
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: CAPsMAN Slowly turn on 5GHz band

Search for topics DFS and Radar detection.
by muetzekoeln
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming
Replies: 78
Views: 21394

Re: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming

Great news! In which version of ROS6? Is that only announcement of the development or some builds are available as of now? Don't get me wrong! I was hopeful when dot1x and ike2 features were released in 6.45beta, that developement of often reqested features was sped up. So I brought up my favorites...
by muetzekoeln
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p without VLAN tag?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: 802.1p without VLAN tag?

Some postings in this forum suggest, that VLAN-ID of 1 is used internally by ROS as the default when no VLAN-ID is set. Setting VLAN-ID=0 is nowhere allowed (as far as I know) in ROS. I would like a different aproach: Make VLAN-ID of 0 the internal default when no VLAN-ID is set and allow for settin...
by muetzekoeln
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p without VLAN tag?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: 802.1p without VLAN tag?

Ah you have also been looking for it

Indeed. And I must admit, that I did not try sebastias suggestion: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=143940&p=708698#p708634
Maybe we should start a formal feature request, so that it has a chance for ROSv7 ;-)
by muetzekoeln
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1511

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

Yes. See here: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=142967&p=704556#p704556 Can you provide a link to these phase coupling devices as an example? https://www.eichhoff.de/produktuebersicht/plc/phasenkoppler https://www.allnet.de/en/allnet-brand/produkte/powerline/powerline-zubehoer/p/alln...
by muetzekoeln
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1511

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

aren't there a special devices to overcome these automatic fuses problem?
Yes. See here:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=142967&p=704556#p704556
by muetzekoeln
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Apartment, no Ethernet
Replies: 28
Views: 1511

Re: Large Apartment, no Ethernet

I have connected two appartements by POTS (plain old telephone system) wires using a pair of G.HN modems giving about 500Mbit/s combined up+down. Formerly I used a pair of VDSL modems for this giving 100/100 with profile 30a.

Unfortunately none of this hardware is made by MT.
by muetzekoeln
Sun May 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: [idea] cAP ax
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: [idea] cAP ax

What task do you have for your s10 for about 1Gbps?
ax is not only about higher peak thruput. It will give you improved coverage and less interference in crowded environments. And there is more, e.g. lower latency.
by muetzekoeln
Fri May 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: NS in static DNS
Replies: 34
Views: 8961

Re: Feature request: NS in static DNS

+1 for NS records in DNS static cache, but also I would like to have SVR records there.
by muetzekoeln
Sat May 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

Why use SSID for this? This may bring compatibilty problems. Wouldn't a preferred list of AP's (e.g. by address instead of SSID) on the client alone help with your issues? So no change on the AP side necessary.
by muetzekoeln
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik! Please, make G(E)PON ONU!
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: MikroTik! Please, make G(E)PON ONU!

Mikrotik had a GPON/ONU SFP module, to make any Mikrotik device with SFP slot an ONU:
https://mikrotik.com/product/SFPONU

It is discontinued. Don't know why.
by muetzekoeln
Sun May 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: Feature Request: IPv6 NAT66 Support
Replies: 24
Views: 6483

Re: Feature Request: IPv6 NAT66 Support

It would be really nice to add NAT66 support for IPv6 ...
+1

I am dual-homed residential customer and both my ISPs support IPv6.
by muetzekoeln
Fri May 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

Dear Mikrotik, what about automatic sertificates from Let's Encrypt?

Someone wrote a lightweight ACMEv2 client in C:
https://github.com/ndilieto/uacme

So it should be possible to implement as ROS package.
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

I would like to have an option to select and enable DFS (in the variants ETSI, FCC and JP) when using 5GHz superchannel/no_country_set setting.
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik for Large Warehouses scenarios
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Mikrotik for Large Warehouses scenarios

Maybe you can learn about problems from this thread or contact it's poster:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=146457
by muetzekoeln
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems
Replies: 30
Views: 2287

Re: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems

If not already done, try "cts-to-self" or "rts-cts" hw-protection-mode. Well, this was too quick. You can try if enabling RTS/CTS on your ROS APs helps, but most of all, you should try to enable it on your Motorola devices. Also, when enabling RTS/CTS you have to specify a minimum frame size for RT...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

When improving PPPoE, please look also into RFC4938. The link metrics extensions make sense with wireless links as well as with DSL, where bandwidth can change for an up-state interface. PADQ information could be applied to QoS/queue parameters if made available by PPP event scripts (new events nece...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Latency Adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Latency Adjustments

Maybe you would like to suggest an improved ping client and server to Mikrotik as a feature request. Like here: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=20448 https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=110083 Feature request for improved time sync are already there. E.g.: https://forum.mikrotik.co...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DynDNS entries by PPP event scripts?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

DynDNS entries by PPP event scripts?

Can PPP event scripts be used for adding/deleting entries in DynDNS like services? I have my own domain name from Strato.de and a DynDNS service came with it. I would like up/down events of my PPPoE WAN uplink to trigger ROS-scripts for registering the current public ipv4 address to this service (AP...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems
Replies: 30
Views: 2287

Re: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems

With this configuration, ping times to the local gateway IP are better than before, but still not great. Sorry, I just read your thread. Little late I guess.... I think you still have some interference between your APs, but you also may have a severe hidden node problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by muetzekoeln
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Latency Adjustments
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Latency Adjustments

When both parties support type 13 ICMP echo request it can be done. But as mkx pointed out clocks of both parties should be in good sync.

See also:
http://www.networksorcery.com/enp/proto ... /msg13.htm
by muetzekoeln
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IS-IS
Replies: 42
Views: 12808

Re: IS-IS

They would have to invent an ISO-protocol stack with CLNS, ISO addressing and all that in order to make it work. There are no such implementations for Linux, so they would have to engineer it from the bottom. There now is a Linux implementation of IS-IS (and multithreaded BGP) and it was suggested ...
by muetzekoeln
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming
Replies: 78
Views: 21394

Re: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming

Since lately there is some developement in ROS6 features regarding long awaited features, I would like to bump this ones: - dot11k/r/v based roaming / AP steering in CAPsManager - dot11k/r/v based band steering (also without CAPsManager) - option for airtime fairness Also from other threads: - suppo...
by muetzekoeln
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 305
Views: 66023

Re: v6.45beta [testing] is released!

Version 6.45beta31 has been released.

*) wireless - improved wireless country settings for EU countries;

Please explain!
by muetzekoeln
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WPA3 on existing Mikrotik routers/APs [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 7598

Re: WPA3 and EAP-PWD on existing Mikrotik routers/APs [SOLVED]

+1 for WPA3
and EAP-PWD (RFC5931) for WPA2 would be very useful also.

Of course both with the latest patches against dragonblood attack.

OpenWRT has both, implemented in software!
by muetzekoeln
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

IEEE1588 and SyncE would be great, but requires specific support in hardware level IEEE1588 works without hardware support, but performance is not so good. It even works over WLAN: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wu_Chen9/publication/276305251_An_implementation_of_IEEE_1588_protocol_for_IEEE_8...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

Dear Mikrotik, what about automatic sertificates from Let's Encrypt?
+1 again ;-)

viewtopic.php?t=92673
by muetzekoeln
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IEEE 802.3ah/IEEE 802.3ag
Replies: 21
Views: 7798

Re: IEEE 802.3ah/IEEE 802.3ag

+1 for EFM and other features for carrier ethernet

viewtopic.php?t=92278
viewtopic.php?t=146191#p719993
by muetzekoeln
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IPv6, VPLS, VSI, Xconnect, E-VPN e VX-Lan
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: IPv6, VPLS, VSI, Xconnect, E-VPN e VX-Lan

Any updates about e-vpn for kernel v7 on mikrotik? :)
Don't ask on april fool's day!
by muetzekoeln
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Single SSID multiple passwords
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Single SSID multiple passwords

Please read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=142154
by muetzekoeln
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How do you turn on hEX's DMZ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: How do you turn on hEX's DMZ?

That is not DMZ. That is just forwarding.
DMZ by definition should be separated from LAN.

Right. But "normal routers" concept of "DMZ" is really nothing different than an "exposed host".
by muetzekoeln
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Priority range and order
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Priority range and order

Is Priority ... range 0-7?

To me it looks like any other label. Any string seems to be allowed. I already asked the forum about it:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=142252&p=701712#p701712
by muetzekoeln
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: pw48v-12v150w
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: pw48v-12v150w

Can pw48v-12v150w power supply charge external batteries ? For charging batteries, supplied voltage must be higher than battery nominal voltage. For 48V lead-acid batteries this is about 54V (at room temperature). Don't know about voltage output of "pw48v-12v150w". Charging other battery types like...
by muetzekoeln
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac and Verizon Gigabit
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: hAP ac and Verizon Gigabit

... maybe one or two OS updates and eventually one firmware update for the routerboard ...
Try to downgrade.
by muetzekoeln
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192090

Re: Feature requests

Can we get standard 802.11s support? +1 802.11s would be useful to mesh for example with OpenWRT based devices (some of which may be routerboards ;-) But to mesh RouterOS with coming commercial devices it would need Wi-Fi EasyMesh: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-easymesh Please implemen...
by muetzekoeln
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Topology for cotteges
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Topology for cotteges

You really should build a ring topology by connecting the last cottage switch back to the router. This way you have some redundancy for your "backbone". Of course you have to run some kind of dynamic routing protocol to make good use of it and prevent loops. For layer 2 infrastructure this would be ...
by muetzekoeln
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik as HUB (configuration)
Replies: 16
Views: 902

Re: Mikrotik as HUB (configuration)

configure device as a HUB
A hub is a multiport repeater working on layer 1. It will span a big collision domain. If THIS is needed for what reason ever, you cannot use any switch/bridge (layer 2) device.
by muetzekoeln
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9706

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

Ethernet over 1,5km? The big cost of fiber optic access is not the fiber and fiber hardware. Civil engineering is the most expensive, so why copper laying on the ground? I wished Mikrotik had jumped the G.hn bandwagon for power-line as well as long-reach ethernet. So already installed wires (power-...
by muetzekoeln
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9706

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

About "GPEN": do Mikrotik has plans for OAM like 802.1ag or ITU-T Y.1731?

OAM would also be useful if you once build a PWR-Line with Ethernet (instead of USB) connectivity to manage powerline modem.
OAM-Winbox would also be great ;-)
by muetzekoeln
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-OUT short circuit on RB960PGS [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: POE-OUT short circuit on RB960PGS [SOLVED]

You are welcome.

I think it's some weird case of inrush currents detected by the HEX.
by muetzekoeln
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: POE-OUT short circuit on RB960PGS [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: POE-OUT short circuit on RB960PGS [SOLVED]

For your "overload" problem: if you are using a short ethernet cable, try using a longer one, eg 10m. This helped me to power a hAP AC by a HEX POE. It will "flicker" a few times thou before it is stable.