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by bradg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 86
Views: 17055

Re: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!

Unable to upgrade from v6.43.2 to v6.44.1 on wAP 60G (arm). Log output after reboot shows: jan/01 18:13:50 system,info installed system-6.44.1 jan/01 18:13:50 system,info installed (disabled) tr069-client-6.44.1 jan/01 18:13:50 system,info installed wireless@-6.44.1 jan/01 18:13:50 system,info insta...
by bradg
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6.33rc release candidate (final testing)
Replies: 203
Views: 36045

Re: v6.33rc release candidate (final testing)

I updated a factory-fresh hEX PoE lite last night, going from 6.30.2 to 6.33rc37 and experienced an instant reboot loop. A netinstall down to 6.33rc36 resolved the issue. FYI. --Brad
by bradg
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.32 released [version temporarily removed]
Replies: 116
Views: 29097

Re: v6.32 released

As for issue with RB911/912 with ac cards - we are working on fix for this issue. It is reproduce in our lab. tri, bradg, neophyte, robertkjonesjr, patrick7 - can you please write to support@mikrotik.com and send your supout.rif file? Please refer to this forum post and we will try to reproduce thi...
by bradg
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.32 released [version temporarily removed]
Replies: 116
Views: 29097

Re: v6.32 released

There were numerous complaints about this in the v6.31 topic. I have not written to support, because I have only 1 affected device. It is not reachable (can't login to make supout) and I can not powercycle it. I am waiting for some power outage so I can log in and upload older or newer fixed router...
by bradg
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411AH power circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: RB411AH power circuit

It'll be a resistor, fairly low Ohm value. I don't have a RB411AH immediately at hand right now, but if I happen across one tonite at the bench, I'll try to get you a more exact answer. But, if you're in a hurry, I'd probably consider replacing it with something in the 5-10 Ohm range. That resistor ...
by bradg
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...
Replies: 61
Views: 19257

Re: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...

Sadly the answer is always a "no" from mikrotik about this most requested feature. On the other hand, in every RouterOS release with new features, I wonder who the hell requests those new features which are useless at all like SMB. WTF ? Who uses it on a router ? And think about fastpath now for ex...
by bradg
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...
Replies: 61
Views: 19257

Re: OVPN on new versoins ROS 6.0 and 5.1...

Do not you think that there are firewalls? ovpn and is the only solution The top two reasons I use it between sites, as well as for remote access: UDP transport - stateless, with very few (if any) issues passing through a firewall Basic routing support - ability to push routes to clients or other s...
by bradg
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5.9 released
Replies: 166
Views: 41372

Re: RouterOS v5.9 released

Too short? Since when can a cable be too short? This is new to me... :o Actually, the National Semiconductor DP83815 and DP838156 Ethernet silicon had hardware related issues with short cables. There is a setting specifically for those cards in ROS - see http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interfa...
by bradg
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router board model selection new Wireless ISP
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Router board model selection new Wireless ISP

I would agree that a RB1000 is overkill for the bandwidth you need to process for a satellite connection. I would consider looking at a RB450G or RB600A as cheaper, capable alternatives. You mention that up to 50 clients would be connected for the primary purpose of VoIP service over a satellite con...
by bradg
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Device Information RouterOS bug?
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Device Information RouterOS bug?

I don't have another install to check this on, but I just ran into a strange issue with Dude. If I open a Mikrotik Device from the device tree (properly configured with both RouterOS password and SNMP), go to the RouterOS tab, and then go to either the ARP or Neighbor tabs, the IP is shown with a re...
by bradg
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Print Server
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Print Server

This is a function that could be added via MetaRouter running a third-party image such as OpenWRT. However, it would require that other hardware interfaces (serial, parallel, USB endpoints) be allowed to be attached or exposed to the MetaRouter virtual machine. That could be the real issue, and I ha...
by bradg
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8281

Re: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!

Agreed, it isn't a substitution for WiFi, but it is a suitable alternative to a wired USB or serial connection. The most obvious example I can think of is using Bluetooth to link (tether) a cell phone to a RouterOS box allowing the phone to be used as a modem "wirelessly". In this mode, the function...
by bradg
Fri May 08, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G, v3.23, and Metarouter
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: RB450G, v3.23, and Metarouter

This is beginning to look a lot like a RouterOS bug. I setup a MetaROUTER instance under v3.23 and waited (and waited and waited) for it to start - it didn't. I tried to manually enable/start it - no joy. So, I deleted the MetaROUTER instance and downgraded my RB450G to v3.22. Once booted into v3.22...
by bradg
Fri May 08, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G, v3.23, and Metarouter
Replies: 5
Views: 674

RB450G, v3.23, and Metarouter

OK, I could use some help here, either I'm missing something, or MetaROUTER, v3.23, and a RB450G is broken. I have a fresh RB450G that came with v3.22, and was just upgraded via the "all packages" method to v3.23. Packages gps, ipv6, mpls, multicast, ups, and wireless are disabled - all other packag...
by bradg
Mon May 04, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 U22 DISCONTINUED !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: RB532 U22 DISCONTINUED !!

HI, Im Charles from Argentina Country, since 2 years ago im working here in my country repairing boards like, RB600, RB333, RB133, RB532 and so on... in the last week i ´ve recibed 5 board RB532 with a Failed U22 (ISL6402IVZ) so i went to Intersil website to buy some pcs of this chip and i ve notic...
by bradg
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem: two AP in one box
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: Problem: two AP in one box

What is "current-ofdm-errors" and "current-cck-errors" ? Basically, CCK errors = 802.11b mode data rate errors, OFDM errors = 802.11g mode data rate errors Reducing the allowable data rates in both b and g mode may help your situation some, but the card proximity issues can only be fixed by increas...
by bradg
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem: two AP in one box
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: Problem: two AP in one box

Howto solve problem with link degradation?
Don't run two radios in the same frequency band (2.4GHz) in the same enclosure or on the same board.
by bradg
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB616
Replies: 17
Views: 6691

Re: RB616

If you've been at this awhile (or intend to be), sooner or later you will find that having multiple (same frequency band) radios in the same board/enclosure isn't the pancea you thought it would be. I could see a PPC based 16 ethernet port RouterBoard being fairly useful in a MTU application, howeve...
by bradg
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question about using AirCard from cell carrier
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Question about using AirCard from cell carrier

Well, to start with, ROS *is* the OS generally speaking. You could run ROS inside a virtual machine running on Windows, but why? Search the forums for CDMA and EVDO, as well as the hardware compatibility list, and you'll find quite a bit of information. One topic to browse is http://forum.mikrotik.c...
by bradg
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 133c & v3.17/3.16/3.14 Firewall NAT Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2956

Re: 133c & v3.17/3.16/3.14 Firewall NAT Failure

To MT Support: Guys, listen up - when you have a confirmed issue with something as basic and widely used as NAT, it would behoove you to put out a new release - even if as jcremin said was the ONLY fix in it. I read the changelogs, and have noticed that this has been done many times before, so it's ...
by bradg
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: 133c & v3.17/3.16/3.14 Firewall NAT Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 2956

Re: 133c & v3.17/3.16/3.14 Firewall NAT Failure

We've run into this as well - the unit is associated, can be accessed from either wireless or ethernet, but absolutely no traffic passes through the NAT rule. All thus far have been RB133C units - we've not logged any calls from clients with RB411's. My counterpart swears that rebooting the unit fro...
by bradg
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall of 3.11 on x86 (WRAP) - can't MAC Telnet in?
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Netinstall of 3.11 on x86 (WRAP) - can't MAC Telnet in?

Hello. Last night, I had to do a fresh install of v3.11 x86 on a Compact Flash card (WRAP board). It installed fine, and I could see the unit as a neighbor in Neighbor Viewer on WinXP, as well as from another MT unit on the same LAN. However, when I went to MAC Telnet in (from WinXP or MT), I was pr...
by bradg
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can Karlnet SEC client talk to Mikrotik AP
Replies: 12
Views: 2803

Re: Can Karlnet SEC client talk to Mikrotik AP

Connect Kn-50 / Kn-51 Turbocell with MT? No, that's not quite what was being dicussed here. SEC stands for "Super Ethernet Converter", and essentially acts like a wireless ethernet bridge - similar to the Senao CB3 units work. It was only available as a software load (under separate license) for WP...
by bradg
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?

Another possibility is a bad SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) being presented to the output of the card. Meaning that there may be a problem somewhere from the RF connector of the card up to and possibly including the antenna itself.... eg: bad pigtail, connector, coax or antenna. True, this is possible a...
by bradg
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?

I am talking about the onboard amplifier on the wlan-card. I really doubt this is an "amplifier" failure. My money is on the diversity switch getting damaged - most likely due to ESD. I've had that happen to quite a few CM9's for various reasons - all more than likely due to improper or missing Ear...
by bradg
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unpowered wireless relay
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Unpowered wireless relay

What you're seeking is a "passive repeater" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_Radio_Link_Deflection I've seen it discussed before, but never heard solid confirmation of it successfully implemented for 2.4GHz or 5GHz applications. I've personally tried a back-to-back antenna arrangement on a ver...
by bradg
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: tranzeo cpq drop connections with sr2
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

Re: tranzeo cpq drop connections with sr2

Incorrect, hardware retries are set to 15 by default. This is an old issue. The issue lies with Tranzeo or more specifically the Zcom radios they use although they deny it. Mikrotik attempted to make a bandaid fix with the hardware retries but it is really a fix Tranzeo needs to implement. Actually...
by bradg
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routing Package disabled?
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Routing Package disabled?

The "routing" package enables autonomous routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, BGP. Static routing is always available in any functional scenario. If you don't need automated routing on your network, it's safe (and I would say even recommended) to disable it. Brad What does the routing package do spe...
by bradg
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitored Device Hardware Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Monitored Device Hardware Upgrade

Hello, All. I have a question regarding hardware upgrades on devices monitored by Dude. I'm running Dude 3.0Beta7 to monitor about 40 infrastructure points in my network. I recently did a hardware upgrade at one end point that was a RB133, and upgraded to a RB411. My question is how to informe Dude ...
by bradg
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I route public IP's to my clients without 1:1 NAT?
Replies: 15
Views: 4720

Re: How can I route public IP's to my clients without 1:1 NAT?

Can you give a hypothetical routing example? I'll give a not so hypothetical example - I'll give some details on the routing from my main gateway (behind the Cisco), to the external IP of the NAT'ed machine I'm posting this from, we have (all MT gear listed): xxx.xxx.28.76/29 - ether1, main gateway...
by bradg
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I route public IP's to my clients without 1:1 NAT?
Replies: 15
Views: 4720

Re: How can I route public IP's to my clients without 1:1 NAT?

Discussed many times. Not possible. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding your reply, but if I understand Alex's question properly, I believe I am doing nearly exactly what he is wanting to do already. My infrastructure is fully routed, completely addressed with private IP's (172.16.0.0/16 address sp...
by bradg
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Re: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500

Ping. Anyone have anything to report on this issue? My only remaining boards to be upgraded to v3.3 are RB532's, all of them are in fairly important places in my network, and only one of them is "easy" to access physically. I'm impressed so far with the increase in wireless performance (mainly CCQ),...
by bradg
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apparently simple routing thats driving me CRAZY
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Apparently simple routing thats driving me CRAZY

Ok here is what i have: AP1-----------------------------------------------------------AP2-------------------------------------------------AP3 10.50.20.11/24><10.7.2.2/24----wifi-----10.7.2.1/24><10.7.1.1/24------wifi-------10.7.1.2/24><172.16.160.26/16 I have set up all the static routes so that al...
by bradg
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Re: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500

A question to MT - has this issue been narrowed to a RB532 BIOS (firmware) issue, or is this triggered by something in the upgrade process itself? I did notice that the small number of RB532's I have in key places were running ancient BIOS (firmware) revisions, so I upgraded them and rebooted during...
by bradg
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.3 OSPF Redistibute Default Route
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: 3.3 OSPF Redistibute Default Route

Anyone have a followup to this report? I'm actually seriously impressed with v3.x wireless improvements so far, but all I've upgraded are either CPE's (about 50 RB112/133 units), or a couple AP's (WRAP's serving 900MHz and 2.4GHz clients) that are _not_ running OSPF (all running 2.9.50 right now). I...
by bradg
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB 133c with UBNT SR5
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: RB 133c with UBNT SR5

To bridge wireless to another interface, you need to use WDS. Alright, Thanks for the info. I'll try this in the office tomorrow, one more question on the client side, and if set to station mode: 1. Do I need to set an IP address for the wireless iface? 2. Or, I set an IP on the Ethernet side only a...
by bradg
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 133c with UBNT SR5
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: RB 133c with UBNT SR5

Ok, I have upgraded to Lever 4. Now I have AP enabled, how do I maximize my SR5 output power? I'm getting an extreme low signal indoor with 23dbi antenna, so I'm guessing I'm running on a low power tx dbm. You have something very, very wrong to be getting an "extreme low signal" with a potential of...
by bradg
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1
Replies: 13
Views: 3019

Re: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1

I think we're gonna see 3.45 before 4.0 , unlike the mathematic fact that after 3.9 should be 4.0 If you think in terms of only two significant digits, yes. No one ever said it stopped at 3.9, did they? The software world in general is *far* too hung-up on version numbering in general. When I do em...
by bradg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 600 with Telecom power (-48v)
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: RB 600 with Telecom power (-48v)

do you have a volt meter ? connect the volt meter in reverse and see if you get +48. I would assume that as long as there is enough amps and you get +48 it should be fine. The only problem might be that if the negative wire is really fat and the positive wire is really thin, but if they are the sam...
by bradg
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: tranzeo cpq drop connections with sr2
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

Re: tranzeo cpq drop connections with sr2

have you tried doing ONLY b mode or only g mode? what is the chipset in tranzeo cpq? FYI - Tranzeo CPQ's are Atheros based mPCI radios (early units were CM9's - and advertised as 200mW output, which was basically a marketing lie, not sure what the new ones are), and use a custom (Tranzeo) Ubicom IP...
by bradg
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ACK problem on 2,4GHz
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: ACK problem on 2,4GHz

I have exactly the same problem one one AP with five clients that I've been watching. All units are Mikrotik based - the AP is a WRAP with an SR2 radio on an omni, all clients are either RB112 or RB133c units with CM9 or WLM54G radios - 2.4GHz access obviously, full channel width at the moment, 802....
by bradg
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB192?
Replies: 1
Views: 986

RB192?

Taken from the RouterBoard BIOS v2.9 changelog from http://www.routerboard.com/files/rb-2.9/CHANGELOG:
What's new in 2.9:

*) added support for RB192;
So, what's a RB192, or is that a typo?