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by DSK
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with WiFi in Apartments/Flats
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Need help with WiFi in Apartments/Flats

https://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/ ... 286214.pdf

Above link should be of immense help in solving the WiFi issues.
by DSK
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 43304

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

Mpesa mobile payment.
by DSK
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
Views: 10120

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

When should we expect the 16 port reverse PoE switches?
by DSK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: [IDEA] Mikrotik entry into GPON ONU
Replies: 0
Views: 288

[IDEA] Mikrotik entry into GPON ONU

We all wish Mikrotik to produce xPON low cost ONU. A quick, easy and cheap way would come in handy. This should save Mikrotik R&D resources. How about if they produced a PoE injector that has two ports. Port 1 - xPON fiber in(from operator) Port 2 - Power+Data out(To customer routerboard device) Thi...
by DSK
Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik! Please, make G(E)PON ONU!
Replies: 5
Views: 714

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

Most importantly, pricing has to be competitive as the Chinese manufacturers.
by DSK
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Backyard WiFi Coverage
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Backyard WiFi Coverage

wAP ac is omni directional. sxt2 is better than basebox (if in the basebox you mount the omnidirectional antennas). I would suggest trying one of the cAP ac mounted in the same place the wAP is. From my experience cAP ac is far better than the wAP. Also what is the area of your backyard? What are y...
by DSK
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: internet usage leaking in hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: internet usage leaking in hotspot

Try disabling fast tracking.
by DSK
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2783

Re: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems

I believe the reason you want to have different configurations per cAP is so that you can assign frequencies. This may not be the best move.
Create the four channels or more on CAPsMAN, then set channel reselect interval to 15 minutes. This way, cAPs shall select the best channel amongst the preset.
by DSK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2783

Re: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems

Add access list rule on CAPsMAN to drop connections weaker that -65 or -70 depending on usage. This enables roaming of gadgets. Please implement above tweaks then give feedback.
by DSK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2783

Re: cAP-ac Throughput & High Ping Problems

Looks like some serious interference. Enable reselect interval on CAPsMAN to 15 minutes.
Reduce Tx power.
Install the cAPs in a zigzag format, not rows.
Possibly add more cAPs.
Local forwading.
Control channel- auto
Consider 10 MHz channels
by DSK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance
Replies: 47
Views: 5055

Re: CAPsMAN poor wireless speed

Could you post a screenshot of winbox CAPSMAN-Channels?
MAIN2.png

CAPsMAN-Channel. Control Channel under CAPsMAN is what I need to see it should be in auto mode.
by DSK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLANs v Port Isolation
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: VLANs v Port Isolation

VLAN- Scalable
by DSK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WLAN & CAPsMAN - Bad download perfomance
Replies: 47
Views: 5055

Re: CAPsMAN poor wireless speed

Could you post a screenshot of winbox CAPSMAN-Channels?
by DSK
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CAP AC & RB1100AHx4 dude capabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: CAP AC & RB1100AHx4 dude capabilities

Yes to everything. I would go for a RB4011 and have access list rule on the cAPs based on signal strength not weaker than -67. A pair RB750 for CAPsMAN would also be included for redundancy. Play well with frequencies to avoid interference in adjacent classrooms.
by DSK
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSMAN - Upgrade Policy - Require same version - should always work - suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: CAPSMAN - Upgrade Policy - Require same version - should always work - suggestion

You can download and upload the latest release of RouterOS in the files section of your CHR then point cAPs via CAPsMAN to pickup the latest ROS from there and update. Could be MIPSBE or any other.
by DSK
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN - different IP POOLs for 2 WLANs
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: CAPsMAN - different IP POOLs for 2 WLANs

For only one AP, I personally wouldnt touch capsman with a 10 foot pole.
Why wouldn't you?
by DSK
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Capsman question
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Capsman question

Yes cAPs do support redundant setups. Simply configure a second CAPsMAN exactly as the primary then in your cAPs, add the IP or name of the redundant CAPsMAN under the primary. Any changes to primary CAPsMAN have to be manually duplicated in redundant CAPsMAN.
by DSK
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 twin-tray 1U
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: RB4011 twin-tray 1U

+1 For this. Rack space is quite pricey.
by DSK
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 113
Views: 16201

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

+1 for this. Normis and colleagues at Mikrotik, we need a roadmap for wireless LAN products development for the near future. Mikrotik is my favorite and default goto device, but one can barely plan for the future as you guys hardly talk of what's in store for the future! It's by guesswork and keepin...
by DSK
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions requested: general hotspot controller improvements in functionality
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Suggestions requested: general hotspot controller improvements in functionality

Just to emphasize on Failover and redundancy. Implement proper synchronization so that if master hotspot server goes offline, the redundant one doesn't cause users to login again.
Do this for Capsman too so that when performing changes on CapsMan, one doesn't have to configure two routers.
by DSK
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot MAC Cookie vs HTTP Cookie
Replies: 3
Views: 3975

Re: Hotspot MAC Cookie vs HTTP Cookie

Sorry to bother, but I'm not that knowledgeable. Guests at our B&B sometimes complain that they have to login again, after the have logged off. They need to fill in again username/password. Do I understand correct that in the server profile "cookies" must be marked to avoid this "problem . See atta...
by DSK
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: cAP ac, vertial vs horizontal installation?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: cAP ac, vertial vs horizontal installation?

Your installation site matters. Check out the beam formation pattern of the devices and compare to your installation case. You risk having a weak signal on one side while it goes to waste on the other.
by DSK
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ltap mini usb power LTE interface off
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: ltap mini usb power LTE interface off

USB power is 5 volts. This is not enough to power LTE, WLAN, GPS and other internal functions concurrently. This is known and a thread about the same exists on this forum. GPS misbehaves without an external antennae. Of course you have to download the GPS package for it to work.
by DSK
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What to do with used MikroTik equipment?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: What to do with used MikroTik equipment?

Would be glad if you considered my WISP that I'm looking to launch in three months time. Geared mainly towards affordable WiFi for college students in Kenya.
by DSK
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Counterfeit CCR1036?
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Counterfeit CCR1036?

Explaining your source would assist Mtik guys trace the supply chain and do a proper investigation. You probably purchased a used and/or refurbished item.
by DSK
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LTE access point or wireless system with gigabit Ethernet?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: LTE access point or wireless system with gigabit Ethernet?

R52HnD + RB433AH + R11e-LTE + CA433U.
by DSK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 84
Views: 18972

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

1. CAT6+ 2. Carrier Aggregation- Band 3, 20 and more 3. 3G or 2G - Both. For devices with GPS, this is a must. 4. Region - Kenya, Eastern Africa. 5. Which LTE carrier providers? Safaricom, MTN, Vodafone, KTRN. 6. Support dude remote monitoring just like RMS for Teltonika. Monitoring 100s of units is...
by DSK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor LtAP mini LTE kit
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Monitor LtAP mini LTE kit

+1. Monitoring 100s of mobile and geographically spread out units is a big hassle.
by DSK
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inaccurate bandwidth accounting
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Inaccurate bandwidth accounting

I'm experiencing this exact problem with Antamedia Hotspot. Could you kindly help with a step by step procedure on how you resolved this. Disabling fastrack just wont happen.