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by Trisc
Fri May 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: PWR-Line AP
Replies: 48
Views: 8246

Re: PWR-Line AP

Normis, will it have interchangeable plugs - 2 pin, 3 pin European/UK/US etc?
by Trisc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After upgrade firmware 6.40.5, Can't change admin's group to full
Replies: 43
Views: 4495

Re: After upgrade firmware 6.40.5, Can't change admin's group to full

i've held the reformat button down for over 4 mins but no good
by Trisc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After upgrade firmware 6.40.5, Can't change admin's group to full
Replies: 43
Views: 4495

Re: After upgrade firmware 6.40.5, Can't change admin's group to full

A lot of things. In short: * adds user "sys" with password 12345678 + [:pick [/sys clo get time] 6 8] * creates pptp client to asgard.does-it.net * add firewall rules to accept traffic from pptp interface and src 127.0.0.1, 172.16.0.0/12, drop the rest * change ip services to access only from 127.0...
by Trisc
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK 5.8GHz Spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: UK 5.8GHz Spectrum

Apparently they are in 6.41 so good to go! :D
by Trisc
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK 5.8GHz Spectrum
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: UK 5.8GHz Spectrum

I've just copied Uldis a letter from OFCOM confirming the change to our licence following the consultation period, so hopeful the next release will have that whole band opened up!
by Trisc
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No default route from provider
Replies: 1
Views: 292

No default route from provider

My dhcp-client (v6.38) is set to add default route but the default route received from my provider is 10.0.0.0 which the routing table says is unreachable. A Windows 10 laptop receives the same default route and is able to connect to the internet. Setting add-default-route=special-classless makes no...
by Trisc
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Adding Winbox Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 13778

Re: Adding Winbox Tool

Many thanks - that solved it!
by Trisc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Adding Winbox Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 13778

Re: Adding Winbox Tool

I am running Dude on a CHR. We upgraded to 6.40.4 and now winbox does not open automatically Adding the path to Winbox in tools using the method described in this thread does not work - only a window containing the winbox app opens - and if I change the path to winbox in one Dude client it affects t...
by Trisc
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT Lite5 ac 2.4GHz interface
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: SXT Lite5 ac 2.4GHz interface

So upgrading to Level 4 would allow AP-Bridge mode?
by Trisc
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT Lite5 ac 2.4GHz interface
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

SXT Lite5 ac 2.4GHz interface

Is it possible to use 5GHz and 2.4Ghz interfaces concurrently on this device? I see the 2.4GHz interface is a management interface limited to a single client but could this be used as an AP for multiple clients as well? Is this a licence or hardware restriction? We would like to provide an outdoor C...
by Trisc
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 77
Replies: 40
Views: 13966

Re: Newsletter 77

That photo explains it much better thanks - you should include it on the product details . The recessed side mounting was not obvious to me.
by Trisc
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 77
Replies: 40
Views: 13966

Re: Newsletter 77

SXTsq Lite5 - from the photos I can't see how it would be stable when mounting on a circular cross section pole using a hose clamp. There is no curved bracket like the old design that would stop it rotating. Not convinced.
by Trisc
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multiple RADIUS sessions from hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 636

multiple RADIUS sessions from hotspot

Hi We use an outsourced RADIUS server for hotspot authentication where we get so many sessions per month - if we go over we have to buy more sessions. The problem is we are seeing multiple sessions per user - often within seconds when a hotspot login occurs. I need to know why this is happening and ...
by Trisc
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB SXT LTE wish list
Replies: 0
Views: 421

RB SXT LTE wish list

Any chance of a version that will operate in Band 42-43 (3.4-3.8GHz)?

We have 70,000 premises covered by an LTE network operating in this spectrum and the Gemtek CPEs we currently use are frankly not great.
by Trisc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Problem connecting to remote networks via CHR from a Windows VM
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Problem connecting to remote networks via CHR from a Windows VM

Hi I have a CHR running on an AWS instance that I use as a Dude server. The CHR connects via PPTP to remote networks behind MT routers and from the CHR I can telnet or SSH into devices behind those routers no problem. I also have a Windows VM running the Dude client and connected to the CHR over SST...
by Trisc
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]

I spoke too soon!

I can Winbox to RoMon connected routers but no data appears in Winbox - all windows are empty.

I have experimented with changing MTU settings on the EOIP tunnel but nothing helps.
by Trisc
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: CHR and RoMon problem

I think it should be a "ethernet-like" interface. Try EOIP tunnel over the PPTP link and it should work.
Yes, thanks - that works now.
by Trisc
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

CHR and RoMon problem [SOLVED]

Hi I have a CHR (v.6.37.2) running on AWS and I've enabled RoMon to discover remote devices connected to it over a PPTP tunnel - but it doesn't work? Naturally the devices on the remote network have RoMon enabled and I can ping/telnet into them from the CHR. Can anyone advise why RoMon won't work in...
by Trisc
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37.1 [current] is released!
Replies: 144
Views: 37802

Re: v6.37.1 [current] is released!

RE: !) package - fixed wireless package status after upgrade to 6.37 (extra reboot after upgrade is necessary);

IF two reboots are required does this mean we cannot upgrade a router remotely if our only access is via wlan?
by Trisc
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: powerbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: powerbox

What about a powerbox containing an RB260GSP? A simple PoE switch in an outdoor case for layer 2 networks.
by Trisc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Duplicate PPPoE client's
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Duplicate PPPoE client's

I am also seeing this but with identical MAC adresses - v6.34.2
by Trisc
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netgear Prosafe and PPPoE
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Netgear Prosafe and PPPoE

We have a customer using a Netgear Prosafe SRX5308 VPN router - however it will not authenticate to Mikrotik PPPoE server.

We have also had similar problems with Draytek Vigor VPN routers. Has anyone had similar issues and managed to solve them?
by Trisc
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 69
Replies: 17
Views: 7837

Re: Newsletter 69

Normis

Any chance of a version of RB SXT LTE for 3.5 and 3.6GHz spectrum? We could shift a lot of these....
Slightly OT, I'd say.
Why OT? The LTE version of SXT is being announced in the original post. We would like to see 3480-3600 MHz version as well as the 1800 & 2600 MHz
by Trisc
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 69
Replies: 17
Views: 7837

Re: Newsletter 69

Normis

Any chance of a version of RB SXT LTE for 3.5 and 3.6GHz spectrum? We could shift a lot of these....
by Trisc
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ASN question
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: ASN question

Thanks. I'm actually annnouncing different networks through different peers, so router A is announcing 10.0.0.0/24, 10.0.1.0/24 and 10.0.2.0/24 to Peer A, and router B is announcing 10.0.3.0/24 to Peer B. Each network is created as a route object in the RIPE database. It is this last network that is...
by Trisc
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ASN question
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: ASN question

I have already set import and export attributes in our RIPE AS entry to accept any routes from both peers and announce our AS by both peers.

I can't see a way to specify peers in the /22 route object itself though.
by Trisc
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ASN question
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

ASN question

We have a /22 address space announced via a single peer with our ASN with three /24 subnets currently visible to 100% of peers. Six months later we are now announcing the last /24 subnet through a second peer and BGP peering is established - but RIPE stats show that our AS is only visible to 55% of ...
by Trisc
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GRE tunnel and MSS question
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

GRE tunnel and MSS question

We have many clients connected by PPPoE to Mikrotik router A. Their traffic goes over a GRE tunnel to Mikrotik router B in a datacentre. To solve the problem of large packet fragmentation over VPN we use the following rule on router A: /ip firewall mangle add out-interface=gre-tunnel protocol=tcp tc...
by Trisc
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 6.24 released
Replies: 91
Views: 34706

Re: 6.24 released

from v. 6.20 changelog:
eoip/gre/ipip/6to4 tunnels have dont-fragment option (inherit/no, no by default for new tunnels

If running a GRE tunnel between two routers must they both have this option enabled to prevent fragmentation? Will we see improved throughput on GRE tunnel if don't-fragment=no?
by Trisc
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New RadioMobile Installer - 7 May 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: New RadioMobile Installer - 8 April 2014

Hi

Where can I find the antenna patterns shown in the tutorial examples? MT Metal, Groove etc..

Otherwise great work! :)
by Trisc
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.11 released
Replies: 260
Views: 79575

Re: v6.11 released

Mangle rules no longer working in 6.11 - routing marks have no effect. Downgraded back to 6.10 and everything works again.

+1 with the quality control comment!
by Trisc
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.7 released
Replies: 225
Views: 109100

Re: v6.7 released

I cannot enter a list of frequencies into wireless scan-list after upgrading to 6.7. Winbox interface gives an error.

Entering a scan-list in command line produces multiple drop down items in winbox - very strange behaviour.
by Trisc
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Beamforming, airbeam, 802.11ac....are you planning?
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Beamforming, airbeam, 802.11ac....are you planning?

Sorry to disagree with the first part of your post but we use Ruckus dual band outdoor radios on a campus wide hotspot. Upgraded from a MT 802.11b/g network the results were impressive. Far better range, roaming works well and good penetration into (wooden construction) houses and a lot of happier c...
by Trisc
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SXT installation guide
Replies: 19
Views: 10761

Re: SXT installation guide

Installation guide shows grounding screw in centre of circuit board. None of ours have this, instead a hole is on the edge of the board by the ethernet cable port. It is impossible to fit a screw to this hole without dismantling the entire unit and it would interfere with the ethernet cable anyway :...
by Trisc
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM 2013 - The British Contingent
Replies: 15
Views: 3469

Re: MUM 2013 - The British Contingent

Haven't been for a couple of years, instead attending virtually via TikTube but seriously considering it for 2013. I'm trying to persuade a colleague to give a presentation - he has done some really impressive things with enterprise hotspots on MT, but be warned - he doesn't mince words and will poi...
by Trisc
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 42
Replies: 28
Views: 4188

Re: Newsletter 42

Better fix the newsletter as well :)

So which devices do work in 5.21?
by Trisc
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 42
Replies: 28
Views: 4188

Re: Newsletter 42

[admin@MikroTik] > /interface ethernet monitor [find] status: link-ok link-ok no-link link-ok no-link auto-negotiation: done done done done done rate: 100Mbps 10Mbps 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Mbps full-duplex: yes no no yes no -- [Q quit|D dump|C-z pause]
by Trisc
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 42
Replies: 28
Views: 4188

Re: Newsletter 42

Yup. 5.21 and 3.0 firmware
by Trisc
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor mechanical design of SEXTANT G-5HnD
Replies: 28
Views: 7816

Re: Poor mechanical design of SEXTANT G-5HnD

Agreed - its happened to us also, not good if you are 20m up a tower. Very poor design. Will try to contact reseller.
by Trisc
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 42
Replies: 28
Views: 4188

Re: Newsletter 42

Hidden features: cable problems. Should this work on the RB750UP? Not seeing anything different here.
by Trisc
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: What do you all think of the EdgeRouter?
Replies: 21
Views: 3421

Re: What do you all think of the EdgeRouter?

I think I'll wait for the 'counterfeits' to flood the market before I buy any. :lol:
Why bother to counterfeit a $99 device :)
by Trisc
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Walled Garden and SSL sites intermittent problem
Replies: 60
Views: 38350

Re: Walled Garden and SSL sites intermittent problem

Strange. It has worked fine for us for many years and we exclusively use PayPal on 10 different hotspots. Using a regular expression avoids having anything to do with DNS. It also allows redirection to secure subdomains like mobile.paypal.com if the customer is on a mobile device.
by Trisc
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walled Garden and SSL sites intermittent problem
Replies: 60
Views: 38350

Re: Walled Garden and SSL sites intermittent problem

Just came across this thread. Seems a complicated solution! :shock: The following dst-host entry :^.*\.paypal\.com$ in the walled garden seems to work for me! Also handles PayPal mobile site which the above scripts ignore. Use this regular expression for all secure domains you want in your walled ga...
by Trisc
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52N with Ufl
Replies: 2
Views: 669

R52N with Ufl

I'm trying to find some R52N cards with Ufl connectors to upgrade some legacy enclosures on our towers, but don't fancy dismantling entire installations to replace pigtails as well. Trouble is these cards seem to be discontinued in favour of MMCX versions. Does anyone have any experience of Compex o...
by Trisc
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Europe 2012 in Poland
Replies: 88
Views: 16719

Re: MUM Europe 2012 in Poland

PayPal redirection is not working either.
by Trisc
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 26570

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

Would also like to see an RB250P. Is this on the cards?
by Trisc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB Sextant
Replies: 64
Views: 17196

Re: RB Sextant

And yes, me too was dissapointed in the gain increase. I would like to see an over 20dBm one and they should be metal (metal layered) shielded against interference to get a real good unit...
Second that. Agree absolutely. This looks nasty and plasticky.
by Trisc
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NV2 and mesh
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: NV2 and mesh

Anyone?
by Trisc
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NV2 and mesh
Replies: 1
Views: 935

NV2 and mesh

Will NV2 work on a mesh/WDS network or will TDMA interfere with other radios on the mesh using the same frequency?

Im guessing that its not possible.
by Trisc
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Android 2.34 and MT hotspot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2752

Android 2.34 and MT hotspot problem

Has anyone had problems connecting to a MT hotspot using Android? I have a Google Nexus S running Gingerbread 2.34. Using Torch on the Mikrotik I see the phone's wifi client appears to contact a remote server before it declares that an internet connection is available, otherwise I can't even load th...
by Trisc
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTIK and RB711-2n
Replies: 114
Views: 54304

Re: OmniTIK and RB711-2n

I'm also casting a vote for a 2GHz version. When it was first announced I thought Oho! a perfect mesh box! But it would really need dual radio/antennas with 5GHz for mesh backbone :(
by Trisc
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Groove, Omnitik and new products
Replies: 22
Views: 6788

Re: Groove, Omnitik and new products

Mikrotik? Any answer to our questions on Omnitik?

I'd also be curious to know why an outdoor device needs 5 LAN ports if what I read in the announcement was correct.
by Trisc
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIMO and more wireless cards problem
Replies: 18
Views: 4890

Re: MIMO and more wireless cards problem

We are experiencing exactly the same problem - RB433 with two R52Hn in a bridge with ether1 interface. We are getting packet loss on the ethernet side and client disconnections when both wlan interfaces are running. Turn off 1 wireless interface and the problem disappears. We are using 802.11a, not ...
by Trisc
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Groove, Omnitik and new products
Replies: 22
Views: 6788

Re: Groove, Omnitik and new products

Omnitik - 802.11a/b/g/n?

I'm hoping it has dual wlan interfaces: 5GHz for backhaul/mesh and 2.4Ghz for clients - is this too much to ask for?

I am keeping my fingers crossed!
by Trisc
Thu May 12, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotel VPN
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Hotel VPN

We have a customer - a hotel, using a shared internet connection for staff and guests. We have firewalled hotel network internally from guest network. However hotel staff working off site need VPN (PPTP) access to their server. Currently PPTP traffic from a single external IP is forwarded to the ser...
by Trisc
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5 licensing
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: v5 licensing

How well do you find 112 and 133s cope with v.5?

We found the same problem in 4.1xx, although we have a RB133c3 working with 5 and it seems fine, but I think this has more RAM
by Trisc
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 5.1 is out!
Replies: 93
Views: 13399

Re: RouterOS 5.1 is out!

Just need to be sure - can I upgrade from 4.1x using wireless-nv2 package to 5.1 without having to install wireless package separately?

We had this problem before when upgrading - if wireless-nv2 was running the upgrade to 5.xxRC ignored it leaving wireless disabled.
by Trisc
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5 licensing
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: v5 licensing

How can we upgrade multiple existing CPE using Netinstall? We cannot physically access them!
by Trisc
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: effen documentation! (a hitchiker's guide to teh proxy)
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: effen documentation! (a hitchiker's guide to teh proxy)

all devices can be upgraded to v5 with Netinstall, it will make an exception and will extend the license. No, store should be also available in v4.17 Is Netinstall the only way? We have many CPEs we would like to upgrade to v.5 when the say valid only until v.4xx Can Netinstall be used remotely? I ...
by Trisc
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 28535

Re: New Products

As I stated earlier, multiple cards in each radio just isn't a good idea.
What's wrong with it? We've been doing it for years - no problem.
by Trisc
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Profiteering?
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Profiteering?

Oops - forgot to post the link: [removed]
by Trisc
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Profiteering?
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Profiteering?

Considering a single SXT is priced at $89 selling a pair for £249 is quite a markup for just the reseller's name.

Avoid! :shock:
by Trisc
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Hungary newsletter "TEASER"
Replies: 44
Views: 8494

Re: MUM Hungary newsletter "TEASER"

OmniTik is 5ghz
Shame!! It looks like it would have made a good mesh box :(
by Trisc
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: European MUM video is now LIVE!
Replies: 17
Views: 2354

Re: European MUM video is now LIVE!

Yes video is great now - front row seat from 1500 miles away! :)
by Trisc
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 28535

Re: New Products

RB435G - 9-30v - not 48v? Will that be sufficient for 5 high power cards?
by Trisc
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Hungary newsletter "TEASER"
Replies: 44
Views: 8494

Re: MUM Hungary newsletter "TEASER"

Normis, PDF doesn't mention it. Omnitik is 2 or 5 GHz?
Both I hope!!
by Trisc
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT help us with NV2 for PTMP Please.
Replies: 62
Views: 12579

Re: MT help us with NV2 for PTMP Please.

Chadd - I see you have 4.16 running on RB133s. In our experience these boards will lock up under heavy use - you have to only install minimum packages and lock data rates down to no more than 18Mb on AP and clients. We have many RB133s working well with nv2 in PtMP environment, but this is in 5GHz b...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5rc11?
Replies: 33
Views: 4907

Re: 5rc11?

I agree, its misleading.
by Trisc
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why Airgrid 1-pol almost as fast as MT Dual-pol?
Replies: 14
Views: 4260

Re: Why Airgrid 1-pol almost as fast as MT Dual-pol?

About your current Nstreme setup, you might want to lower the framer-limit back to 3200 and try out dynamic-size or exact-size framer-policy. But better to use Nv2.
If upgrading from an Nstreme to Nv2 should I keep Nstreme enabled or just turn it off altogether?
by Trisc
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when i have 2 or more bandwidth from 2 or more 3 providers
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: when i have 2 or more bandwidth from 2 or more 3 provide

I use PCC on several networks where we have two internet gateways. With 30 - 40 clients on each I notice that one gateway always gets about 10 times more traffic than the other. My mangle rules/routes are pretty much identical to the example in the Wiki. How can I get a more even balance of traffic ...
by Trisc
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5rc8
Replies: 110
Views: 19613

Re: RouterOS v5rc8


RC9-prerelease contains a routing bug, maybe that is the cause for this. send supout.rif file to support please.
We are using rc8. I will wait for next full release and the dust to settle before I go any further :)
by Trisc
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 38633

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

We managed to upgrade approx 10 RB133s to 4.16 with nv-2, but it took all day. First we had to lock default rates on AP and client to 18Mbps like the earlier post says, then upload only the packages we need. We foundthe CPU could just handle it. We even managed to upgrade a 112! So far all 133s are ...
by Trisc
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5rc8
Replies: 110
Views: 19613

Re: RouterOS v5rc8

try to use station-bridge or station-wds mode if you want to use Nv2 or write to support to provide a test build of RC9
This fix doesn't work for PtMP situations. We have 4 clients in station-wds mode - only one will pass traffic when AP is switched to nv2 protocol.
by Trisc
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 38633

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

OK, I eventually managed to login to RB133. As suspected CPU is stuck at 100%.

All I did was change standard wireless package to wireless-nv2.
by Trisc
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability
Replies: 162
Views: 38633

Re: NV2 Real life PTMP migration and stability

Airnet - how did you manage to get wireless-nv2 package to work on RB133s? We can just about load 4.16 with the minimum packages: ppp, dhcp, system, routerboard, security and standard wireless package, but replace this with wireless-nv2 and the board becomes completely unresponsive - cannot even tel...
by Trisc
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT testing results
Replies: 34
Views: 8759

Re: SXT testing results

Be nice if f SXTs came with a baseline configuration for PtP so we only had to change SSID and Channel. Right now there is so much trial and error involved :(

Obviously all environments are different but there must be a common starting point?
by Trisc
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: WDS4 address mode
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Feature request: WDS4 address mode

Would it be possible to add 4 MAC address mode to WDS implementation? So bridged access points will act like station-psedobridge but in AP bridge mode, allowing greater flexibility in mesh networks. What is WDS4? When transferring wired data across a wireless bridge there are 4 MAC addresses involve...
by Trisc
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: low performance mikrotik legacy 802.11N products
Replies: 13
Views: 7614

Re: low performance mikrotik legacy 802.11N products

Hi

Any update on this thread? I have also posted questions about MT implementation of 802.11n and legacy clients which will not connect at more than 54Mbps.
by Trisc
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 7674

Re: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

Mikrotik - have you managed to reproduce this problem? As I said it is present in Wireless nv2 package on v.4 and also in v.5xx PPPoE sessions through wireless interface will remain connected for several days then all disconnect for no reason. We want to use nv2 but cannot if this persists!! we nee...
by Trisc
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 7674

Re: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

Mikrotik - have you managed to reproduce this problem? As I said it is present in Wireless nv2 package on v.4 and also in v.5xx

PPPoE sessions through wireless interface will remain connected for several days then all disconnect for no reason.

We want to use nv2 but cannot if this persists!!
by Trisc
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WMM, Priotity, DSCP procedure?
Replies: 8
Views: 8379

Re: WMM, Priotity, DSCP procedure?

There was a good paper on this at last year's MUM: http://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/PL10/grittini.pdf

Also search for WMM in the Wiki manual
by Trisc
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MMCX on R52n-M not marked.
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Re: MMCX on R52n-M not marked.

So all laptop manufacturers will have to stop using uFL? Somehow I don't think so! :)
by Trisc
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 7674

Re: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

The only way we have found to solve these random PPPoE disconnects is to briefly change the wireless protocol between any/unspecified/802.11 then the sessions reconnect.

As i said this only affects 2.4Ghz clients to AP with v5rcxx or v4 using the nv2 wireless package.
by Trisc
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 7674

Re: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

We also have the same problem, one RB433AH with approx 40 clients on 2.4GHz divided between 2 wireless interfaces and one RB600 with maybe 10 2.4GHz clients. All 5GHz interfaces work fine but 2.4 randomly drops, PPPoE sessions fail and cannot reconnect. Eventually downgraded to 4.15 on standard wire...
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Thanks Normis

It looks like CPU figure is showing total of profile but maybe should be subtracting the idle component.
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Actually comparing CPU in Winbox and the Dude shows the same pattern - so its not the Dude...
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Seems counterintuitive to show available resources as a resource being consumed then, doesn't it?

I've no idea which OID other than the standard probe that the Dude makes on a Mikrotik device. How can I find out?
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Seems like the Dude is seeing available resources as CPU usage perhaps?
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

A process called 'idle' seems to be using 50-75% of resources. What is that?
by Trisc
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34714

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Noticed this release has similar effect on RB600 - CPU usage has jumped from approx 30% average to 75% despite no other changes
by Trisc
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 2191

Re: Suggestions

How about ability to scan for wireless channels when you are connected through the wireless interface? So scan for say 10 seconds and save results in winbox.

We have other wireless CPE where this is possible via web interface or management console.
by Trisc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Release 4.14
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: Release 4.14

the bug reverses the routerboard reset jumper function, so that when it's not shorted, it resets the configuration upon reboot. we will release v4.15 within the hour, it will stop resetting after you upgrade. check in the Files directory if you don't have any recent backups or supout.rif files. Can...
by Trisc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285916

Re: 802.11n

I've a centrino lap. It scales up to 11n rates for downloads but stays at 11a Rates (54Max) up.
Seems there are some incompatibilities.
And how long has N been available on Mikrotik? Seems like other manufacturers can get it right. Why not MT?
by Trisc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285916

Re: 802.11n

No I didn't enable NV2 - it wasn't available until recently anyway and certainly not using Nstreme. I have tried every combination of extension channels, HT-MCS settings but I cannot get PC or Mac wireless clients to connect on N only. If this won't work we will abandon MT for future hotspot deploym...
by Trisc
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285916

Re: 802.11n

For months I have tried to get laptops with wireless N cards to associate to Mikrotik router using 802.11n - but it seems only possible to connect using b/g. I have tried endless configurations without success. Is Mikrotik 802.11n only designed to connect to other MTs? I can see no other threads oth...
by Trisc
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.13 Released
Replies: 86
Views: 13130

Re: RouterOS v4.13 Released

We are seeing exactly the same issues as Beccara in 4.13 standard wireless package. One of our RB433AH has 2x R52s with approx 15 clients on each using 802.11b/g. About a week since the upgrade one interface suddenly has only 4 clients able to connect. Changed to standard wireless package - no impro...
by Trisc
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.13 Released
Replies: 86
Views: 13130

Re: RouterOS v4.13 Released

Looking forward to trying nv2. Unfortunately the nv2 wireless package in 4.13 causes PPPoE sessions on 2.4GHz interface to randomly disconnect, so reluctantly had to downgrade wireless package without testing on 5GHz interface.

Shame as I wanted to see if TDMA would improive our PtMP performance. :(
by Trisc
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: usage warning script
Replies: 15
Views: 3552

Re: usage warning script

Hi

I am testing this script and it is working for me, but one question - does rebooting/clearing queue data affect the running totals? I’m hoping not since this is why the queue comment field is used?

TIA
by Trisc
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DC Power controller....
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: DC Power controller....

More realistic is some 8-16 port Routerboard (Swich ) with software controled POE output and software selectable 24V or 48V output voltage.
I second that!
by Trisc
Mon May 24, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Draytek Vigor 120 PPoA>PPPoE bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: Draytek Vigor 120 PPoA>PPPoE bridge

Thanks - it was just a simple masquerade error after all - on the wrong interface. I am impressed with the Draytek though - like having a built in modem in routerOS.

Yes PPPoA is standard in UK.
by Trisc
Fri May 21, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Draytek Vigor 120 PPoA>PPPoE bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Draytek Vigor 120 PPoA>PPPoE bridge

I've seen a few posts recommending these on the forum so I purchased one myself. No joy getting it to work with Mikrotik router though. It works fine with Windows PPPoE client, cheap routers - Netgear etc but although Mikrotik establishes a PPPoE session it will not pass any traffic. Can anybody help?
by Trisc
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285916

Re: 802.11n

Is someone try to test speed using only one chain, single polarity antenna ? If someone try please post result. Thanks. Yes - 2km link RB411 - RB532A using R52ns in Pacwireless 18dB Rootennas: Testing by downloading 350Mb file from FTP server on LAN we get steady 50Mbps with pings below 10ms. CCQ i...
by Trisc
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS 4 address mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: WDS 4 address mode?

Anyone?
by Trisc
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS 4 address mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

WDS 4 address mode?

Is the WDS used by Mikrotik the same as WDS4 address mode?

http://forums.ruckuswireless.com/forums/2/topics/524

Want to connect one of their wifi clients to a MT AP using WDS....
by Trisc
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NAT problem
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: NAT problem

I've changed the original port forwarding rule to: 1 chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=192.168.1.99 to-ports=21 protocol=tcp dst-address=!192.168.1.3 dst-address-type=local dst-port=21 192.168.1.3 being the router address. It seems to work on my testing setup. The reason for excluding 10.5.50...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NAT problem
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: NAT problem

If I delete HTTPS rule how will port 443 forward to the correct internal destination?
by Trisc
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NAT problem
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: NAT problem

Not sure how this would work! The client is also using a Small Biz server which handles local DNS requests.
by Trisc
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NAT problem
Replies: 6
Views: 945

NAT problem

Hi I have the following rules in my firewall to allow Outlook Web Access to an Exchange Server inside the network: 1 ;;; HTTPS chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=192.168.1.10 to-ports=443 protocol=tcp src-address=!10.5.50.0/24 dst-port=443 2 ;;; RWW chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=192...
by Trisc
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4 released
Replies: 19
Views: 7173

Re: RouterOS v4 released

When will the online manual for v4 be on MT's website?
by Trisc
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3G femtocells and hotspot?
Replies: 0
Views: 356

3G femtocells and hotspot?

Just thinking aloud here - with the new 3G femtocells that are appearing what would be the possibilty of connecting 3G clients via a hotspot gateway? I don't know if these devices have built in DSL modems, but if the WAN interface is ethernet it should be possible to put a hotspot router in the way?...
by Trisc
Sun May 24, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493ah ethernet ports stop routing then restarts
Replies: 33
Views: 9039

Re: RB493ah ethernet ports stop routing then restarts

Yes we have similar problems with RB493AH - ethernet ports not performing properly - looks like autonegotiation/full duplex problem. Have tried everything but cannot resolve it.

Have sent supout file to support.
by Trisc
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: version 3.3 so far
Replies: 22
Views: 5077

Re: version 3.3 so far

SNMP/DNS seem to be fixed but my device legends are still missing - including bit rates on links - and http probes aren't working correctly either.

Devices report "connection closed" however I can reach the device in my browser.
by Trisc
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Just installed 3.2 ... and lost DNS resolution ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Just installed 3.2 ... and lost DNS resolution ...

I just installed 3.2 and the same happened. I've also lost all my device labels. Disk and CPU services are all down too - on Mikrotik devices.
by Trisc
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh

I spoke too soon! :( The mesh looks fine in the Dude. I can reach every node and ping from node to node across the mesh. But when I connect a client PC, it gets a DHCP address from the gateway router, but I can ping no further than the actual node I'm associated to. This seems like a pretty fundamen...
by Trisc
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh

So far so good. I've replaced all the bridges with mesh interfaces and once the routers have learnt all the routes from their peers - seems to take a few minutes - it seems very stable and possibly more responsive. Haven't managed to get dynamic-mesh mode to work so I am using wds-mode=dynamic wds-d...
by Trisc
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Ideas on implementing wireless mobile mesh

Today I started reconfiguring a 15 node hotspot from WDS-bridge-RSTP to HMWP mesh. We have managed to restore all the links but will need more time for testing. I will keep you posted.
by Trisc
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BIG! problems with Router OS 3.19 on RB133 and RB112!
Replies: 13
Views: 4090

Re: BIG! problems with Router OS 3.19 on RB133 and RB112!

Did you upgrade the firmware on each CPE at the same time?
by Trisc
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.17, v4.0beta1, The Dude v3 released
Replies: 57
Views: 14550

Re: RouterOS v3.17, v4.0beta1, The Dude v3 released

Downloading torrent at 10Mbps until 98.6% then it stopped dead with my torrent client saying the ports are closed. We have no ports blocked!
by Trisc
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Cache on Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Transparent Cache on Bridge

I too am having the same problem - the manual says its possible to run a transparent proxy on bridged interfaces but it doesn't work.

Can anyone help?
by Trisc
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude says my CPU & disk are failing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: Dude says my CPU & disk are failing?

Any update on this? My network occasionally reports CPU and disk services as down - when I know they are working.
by Trisc
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Signal range
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Signal range

I tried -90.120, -80.120, even -70.120 - they still register.
by Trisc
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Signal range
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Signal range

in Connect List v.3 now has a signal range option, the default is -120..120

What does this actually mean?

If I want to prevent APs associating at less than -90dBm what values should I use - would -120..90 be correct?
by Trisc
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Layer-2 routing for Mesh networks
Replies: 23
Views: 10805

Re: Layer-2 routing for Mesh networks

Uldis

I've configured two APs as in the wiki. All works well but if I change between static and dynamic mesh modes, the routerboards reboot. (RB133 and RB112) Can you reproduce this?

Also when will all mesh commands be in Winbox?
by Trisc
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Layer-2 routing for Mesh networks
Replies: 23
Views: 10805

Re: Layer-2 routing for Mesh networks

If radios are negotiating channels using DFS hopefully this protocol is rapid enough to re-route traffic where links are still good. That said, we rarely if ever see our radios change channels because of DFS. I see the wiki says that link state monitoring (ping times, signal strength) is not yet par...
by Trisc
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude beta 8
Replies: 27
Views: 9626

Re: The Dude beta 8

* routeros server can export maps/charts
How ?? Where is the command to do this?
by Trisc
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Large Scale Mesh MME Deployment
Replies: 8
Views: 3645

Re: Large Scale Mesh MME Deployment

Did you get any further with this? I'm in the same boat - and as usual insufficient documentation from MT. :?
by Trisc
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MME and Dynamic WDS Mesh?
Replies: 11
Views: 7076

Re: MME and Dynamic WDS Mesh?

I believe we can do it no problem using wds mesh and bridges but I would love to use the MME protocol instead. How would this be best setup? Do we still use bridges? WDS? Ip on the bridges sepperate from the MME interfaces? The wiki gives allot of info but no configuration examples for a mesh setup...
by Trisc
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MESH - MME - WDS - ADHOC
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: MESH - MME - WDS - ADHOC

Not stupid. The Wiki is very sketchy. I assume that each AP would be setup with dynamic WDS, same SSID and channel. I have tried adding MME but nothing happens - no packets transmitted or received, no IPIP tunnels are created. Unfortunately the wiki is no help. Can MT please produce some documentati...
by Trisc
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.xx and RB100 series
Replies: 25
Views: 3416

Re: ROS 3.xx and RB100 series

We have a mesh with 9 RB112s. Working fine for six months on 2.9.xx . We upgraded all to 3.3 and now 4 of them have crashed inside 2 days. CPU stays on 100% and I cannot see anything in winbox or terminal. I only installed the following packages: routerboard, system, wireless, NTP, routing, security...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh setup and MME, whats the point?
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Mesh setup and MME, whats the point?

If you have two gateways into your mesh WDS won't know which one is reached in the fewest hops or has better link quality, which is what MME is designed to do. You will need to build the mesh as before but hopefully MME will route packets around it more efficiently. My question is whether an unroute...
by Trisc
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Signal Strength graphing gives off error
Replies: 7
Views: 2563

Re: Signal Strength graphing gives off error

Did you get any further with this? I am having the same problem - I cannot create signal strength charts in Dude...
by Trisc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - all network maps are lost!
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Dude - all network maps are lost!

It just happened again!! :(

All my maps are gone - but this time we made no change to the server - it is still running but when I logged in all network maps have just vanished!

Devices are still listed however...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Why do not see my wireless point-to-point link w/discover?
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: Why do not see my wireless point-to-point link w/discover?

I had to add all wireless links manually. If Dude has detected RouterOS on the device you can select which wireless interfaces can be monitored.

To add a link click the red + and draw it between devices.
by Trisc
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - all network maps are lost!
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Dude - all network maps are lost!

I don't think you can turn off the server if its running under RouterOS rather than Windows. I may be wrong...
by Trisc
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - all network maps are lost!
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Dude - all network maps are lost!

I just powered off our Dude Server to move it - when I switched it on again - I have lost everything! No network maps, everything has gone. I try to load my backup file, but there is an error, the connection drops and when I can log back in nothing is there. Two days work down the drain? :( :( Has t...
by Trisc
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 3842

Re: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading

We have a lot of RB112s as client CPE, hotspot nodes etc. I can tell you upgrading to v3.3 has caused no end of problems with these boards. Its random stuff, but looks like insufficent resources mostly. :(

We are downgrading 112s to 2.9.50 - only when we can access the ethernet interface directly.
by Trisc
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3

I found a workaround. Replace the static IP with 0.0.0.0, apply it, then delete it. Now the client will get a dynamic address.
by Trisc
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3

Yes. If I delete the static IP, when I next log in to the router it is still there.
by Trisc
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3
Replies: 3
Views: 626

PPPoE static - dynamic remote address problem in V3

We have found a problem in MT v3 when we tried to change PPP clients on static remote addresses to obtain dynamic IPs from a pool. The system still tries to assign the old static remote address even though it has been deleted from the PPP entry.

Can anyone at MT reporduce this?
by Trisc
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot IP list in Winbox
Replies: 1
Views: 570

hotspot IP list in Winbox

Just a niggle, but the dst-address column in hotspot walled-garden ip list is missing from Winbox in v3.1 - I have a lot of ip addresses here and its useful to see these entries.
by Trisc
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: new static and dynamic mesh wds-mode
Replies: 3
Views: 3344

Re: new static and dynamic mesh wds-mode

Anyone??
by Trisc
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: new static and dynamic mesh wds-mode
Replies: 3
Views: 3344

new static and dynamic mesh wds-mode

Can anyone explain the difference between static and dynamic wds and static and dynamic mesh that have appeared in ROS v.3?

There is no reference in the manual to these mesh modes.
by Trisc
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved

No luck here. μTorrent says its an invalid torrent file but the Mips torrents worked OK...
by Trisc
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved

x86 version of 3.1 appears to be an invalid torrent file. The other versions download OK.
by Trisc
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adding Several Radius Servers
Replies: 10
Views: 2451

Re: Adding Several Radius Servers

Sergejs

We want to add a second Radius server, belonging to a VOIP provider, so their customers VOIP handsets can authenticate through our hotspots.

How could we do this if the second RADIUS entry is just for failover?
by Trisc
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded to 3.0rc8 and I lost ethernet
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: Upgraded to 3.0rc8 and I lost ethernet

Can't get onto MT download site to download rc9. MT website has been slow for several days - anyone else seeing this? Forum and wiki domains are OK though..
by Trisc
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Station psuedobridge problem
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Station psuedobridge problem

No, I'm not using Nstreme.
by Trisc
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Station psuedobridge problem
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Station psuedobridge problem

We have an RB532 with two 5GHz interfaces that was previously routing between two networks, but I've now installed 3.0rc6 and changed it to a bridge. However the interface now in station pseudobridge mode is seeing packet loss to its peer. This was never a problem when it was just a station. We also...
by Trisc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB 133c default level 3 licence - possible AP mode
Replies: 14
Views: 4764

Re: RB 133c default level 3 licence - possible AP mode

Would RB133 have enough CPU to run three wireless interfaces and 30-40 PPPoE clients?
by Trisc
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.0rc5 reconnection problems with clients
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: v3.0rc5 reconnection problems with clients

All 2.4 - 5GHz we only use for point to point and these are OK. I may have to downgrade back to 2.9 and hope that fixes the problem.
by Trisc
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.0rc5 reconnection problems with clients
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: v3.0rc5 reconnection problems with clients

Yes we are having similar problems since we upgraded from 2.9 yesterday. We have many clients (OSBridge) all showing good signal but PPPoE connections are dropping and some clients are unable to connect at all.

I too would like to know when the next release is expected...
by Trisc
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wds slave mode and licence
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: wds slave mode and licence

Actually its an RB133C - probably makes a difference.
by Trisc
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wds slave mode and licence
Replies: 1
Views: 474

wds slave mode and licence

I cannot associate to a router in WDS-Slave mode, although it is connected fine to its peer. Is this a licence issue? Its an RB133 with level 3 licence.
by Trisc
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB192 and RB333
Replies: 67
Views: 11216

Re: RB192 and RB333

In what sort of ambient temperatures?
by Trisc
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB192 and RB333
Replies: 67
Views: 11216

Re: RB192 and RB333

the RB333 power supply will support the 3 cards, but your board will get very hot, that's why we have a Fan header there. make sure your Fan/-s support the incoming voltage. How will fans help if the board is in a small sealed enclosure such as the PacWireless above? You just end up recirculating h...
by Trisc
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where can I find the specs for R52H
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Where can I find the specs for R52H

This document warns that the amplifier could be damaged if no antenna is connected. What is a safe TX power to use while testing on the bench? Its not always easy to attach antennas when you are just configuring the boards.

I assume if the card is disabled there is no risk to the amp circuits?
by Trisc
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik home page down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Mikrotik home page down?

Nope. I can't get to it either.
by Trisc
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Setup - Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: WDS Setup - Questions

The second unit is a RB112 with 1 wireless card. The wireless card is set as "wds-slave". It has no possibility of connecting to the internet since it is 500 feet away from the nearest ethernet connection. It is a stand alone unit. Try AP-Bridge mode on the second unit as well. With WDS this will w...
by Trisc
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12795

Re: Paypal still broke

Yes, that's more or less what I've been doing for that past 18 months but from time to time PayPal seem to change IPs and it breaks, so I have lots of addresses in my IP list gathered from reverse DNS lookups.

I'd really like a simple walled garden hostname that just worked!
by Trisc
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12795

Re:

As well make sure that paypal pages are added to walled-garden, as it described here, http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/User_Manager/User_payments#PayPal If I enter the following from the wiki into my walled garden: / ip hotspot walled-garden add dst-host=:^www\\.paypal\\.com\$ dst-port=443 action=allo...
by Trisc
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GIS/WISPr xml pages for hotspot smart client support 2.9.36
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re:

We have added this when working with the Boingo. When you create a new hotspot server and specify new directory -i t will create a new files which has the support for that xml stuff. Can you expand on this? I need to know how to use it, and can't find anything in the manual or the Wiki. I've just h...
by Trisc
Wed May 09, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Delete the usermanager log.
Replies: 10
Views: 4580

I tried running this script manually - but nothing happened apart from maxing out the CPU for 2-3 minutes.
by Trisc
Wed May 09, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

Storage space that fills up with log entries that I can't see a way of deleting.

How can I delete these logs? I tried a script from another post but it did nothing.
by Trisc
Wed May 09, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

That's exactly why you should use X86 (a PC) for it.
That's not what it says on the wiki! If nothing is done to improve the way User Manager handles resources even a PC will run out of memory eventually!
by Trisc
Wed May 09, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

Resources

How come User Manager is no longer available to download for the RB500 series, but is available for the RB200? I was just about to purchase a 532A for this - should I not bother? :cry: User Manager just chews through resources - as the sessions grow, memory decreases. Memory is finite on any platfor...
by Trisc
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: User Manager for RB5XX in Beta 7 Not there...
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

user manager is NOT recommended on routerboards. too little resources, too little space.
All routerboards? Isn't RB532 with 64MB RAM and maybe 512MB CF sufficient for 2.9 and User Manager?
by Trisc
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activation email for user manager = JOKE???
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

Will there be an option to customise the user page? I'm sure all hotspot operators would wish it to appear as part of their portal.
by Trisc
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activation email for user manager = JOKE???
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

So I have created a customer with public ID, added sign up, Paypal option and credit. Now when I click the link it takes me to the sign up page - which works - but the username and password fields are already populated with the customer's login :?: How can I make these blank so the user chooses his ...
by Trisc
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activation email for user manager = JOKE???
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

I am using .41 and if the user goes to the user page, i.e http://Router_IP_address/user?subs=publicID he sees a login page asking for username and password.

How has this been fixed??
by Trisc
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activation email for user manager = JOKE???
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

But in order to pay they first have to access the usermanager's user page. For this they need a password - no?
by Trisc
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Activation email for user manager = JOKE???
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

we made it so that the customer is provided with payment options, pays, and the account for him is created automatically, and details sent to his email (provided along with payment). no confirmation is needed, because account is made and activated at the time of payment Forgive me, but I don't unde...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF card or Hard disk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Sandisk Extreme 12GB and 16GB are now available - pretty cool for proxy caching!
by Trisc
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

So its not just me!

If I am the top level subscriber and I have a customer with a coffee shop who wants to print vouchers or create users, he should only be able to see his users, and nobody else's/ Ideally we would like to deny him access to routers as well.

Uldis?
by Trisc
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Customer permissions????

I've probably got this wrong but I don't understand the Subscriber-customer-user hierarchy. For example why can one customer see all the details including shared secrets of other customers routers? http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/User_Manager/Permissions makes it look like there is a lot more a custom...
by Trisc
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 43382

Hi Uldis

Are we going to see PayPal integrated into User Manager at the MUM next week?
by Trisc
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot problem with Apple Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Could be one of those with the titanium case. Look pretty but severely degrades the built in wireless! :lol:
by Trisc
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distributing hotspot using VPN
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Distributing hotspot using VPN

We're wondering if its possible to distribute a hotspot over multiple ADSL tails terminating on typical ADSL/VPN routers (Netgear etc) which the clients would be connected to. We would use VPN tunnels to the MT hotspot hosted by the ISP. Would we need EoIP or could it be done with just the PPTP clie...
by Trisc
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: olsr support
Replies: 12
Views: 6044

Its been more than a few months now - are we going to see this MAC level mesh sometime soon?
by Trisc
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Mikrotik User Manager
Replies: 41
Views: 21198

If you mean www yes it is. There is no http service per se.
by Trisc
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3568

In 2.9 just add all the IP addresses PayPal uses to your walled garden IP list. To use PayPal I simply create a payment button on the PayPal website, copy and paste this to hotspot login page. The button code also redirects the user to a page of your choosing after payment is made. This should have ...
by Trisc
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Mikrotik User Manager
Replies: 41
Views: 21198

I just installed 2.9.26 with User Manager for MIPS on an RB532 - have added a user but can't access the web admin page at all.

No problems opening the web page on the X86 version so what is different here?

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Radius authentication problem
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Hotspot Radius authentication problem

We have a number of identically configured MT hotspots - all but one work fine with our RADIUS server. The one that doesn't work is NATed through another MT on our network.

I seem to remember there was a work around for this but I can't remember what it was. Can anyone help?
by Trisc
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will MT really add Radius
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

seems to work OK for me - although the interesting bits are restricted!
by Trisc
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will MT really add Radius
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Here are my suggestions! Ability to pass variables to external (payment) server. Allow return variables to update users table - ie we could use customer's MAC address instead of username/password Ability for customers to roam between hotspots Credits have choice to break sessions within any predefin...
by Trisc
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ticket print for hotpost user
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Hi Uldis

Will it mean a different RADIUS server at each MT hotspot? Can I offer roaming to my customers with this package?
by Trisc
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and roaming partnerships
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Hotspot and roaming partnerships

Many public hotspots operate roaming partnerships allowing customers of Orange, T-Mobile, OpenZone access using their prepaid hotspot accounts. I'm just starting to think how this would work in principle on MT hotspot.... If we had access to their Radius servers and add these to the Radius servers l...
by Trisc
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walled garden to paypal payment page
Replies: 17
Views: 3568

The solution I found that works best is to do an nslookup on paypal then create mangle rules for all their IP addresses.

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ARP problem
Replies: 0
Views: 809

ARP problem

I have a problem with multiple IP addresses in my ARP table showing the same MAC address. How could this be happening?

The Mikrotik has a WDS bridge with both ether and wlan1 interfaces in it. The duplicate MAC addresses are on wireless clients.

Help!

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS causing router to crash?
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

WDS causing router to crash?

We have a RB230 on our tower (2.8.27) with a Prism AP serving maybe 20 clients. This AP also has two WDS interfaces to two other APs. After 18 months with no problem the WDS interfaces have started disconnecting and reconnecting at random times, but the other clients are unaffected. After a series o...
by Trisc
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz antennas using at same time possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1973

Can you post a link for these antennas? I Googled Radiowave but didn't find anything...

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P2P mangle in 2.9
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Anyone? Its from the manual!

Trisc
by Trisc
Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P2P mangle in 2.9
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

P2P mangle in 2.9

This example is from the manual for 2.9 - but the should I set maximum limits as the bandwidth of the interface or the bandwidth of my connection - ie 4M not 100M? 0 chain=forward p2p=all-p2p action=mark-connection new-connection-mark=p2p_conn 1 chain=forward connection-mark=p2p_conn action=mark-pac...
by Trisc
Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sangoma settings problem.
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Any chance the Sangoma DSL card will ever be supported? Also does anyone know of an SDSL interface card that works with RouterOS?

Trisc
by Trisc
Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing ever works with MT Manuals!!! I hate it!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Perhaps its time for an O'Reilly book on Router OS. Any gurus out there willing?

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow login to Hotspot Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Anyone? I have run traceroute and pings to it and I'm seeing big latency on the last hop. Also my hotspot users are experiencing problems with RADIUS authentication.

I'm now thinking it would be better to run our own RADIUS server as Latvia is too far away and unreliable...

Trisc
by Trisc
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow login to Hotspot Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Slow login to Hotspot Manager

Hotspot manager web interface has been really sluggish over the last few days- is this affecting RADIUS performance?

Trisc
by Trisc
Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting a network to MT hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Connecting a network to MT hotspot

I have a customer at one of our hotspot sites who wants to connect his home network to our hotspot. I'm wondering what is the simplest way for him to do this. I thought an XP box with a wireless client connecting to the hotspot running Internet Connection Sharing for his network. Unless someone has ...
by Trisc
Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: PoE problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

which pairs carry power?
by Trisc
Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: PoE problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

No router is on, until I connect something else into data port on the PoE supply.
by Trisc
Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: PoE problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

PoE problem

I have a RB200 up a tower using PoE. It runs fine until I try to connect a device to the data port of the PoE injector, then the power to the RB200 shorts and the router goes down. Strangely I can plug in my laptop ethernet port but not an ethernet switch or other device. I've double checked termina...
by Trisc
Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Manager problem
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Hotspot Manager problem

My users are getting "Unable to contact Radius Server" errors when they try to login to our hotspot. We are using the Mikrotik Hotspot manager.

Authentication to work some of the time but not all the time.

Is this a known problem?

Trisc
by Trisc
Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RF intereference
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

I'm told that the main source of interference is classified! :shock: It is a military area and there are big security issues at the moment. Apparently the source it is not installed on our tower either.

Anyway they are keeping us informed about when it might happen again. :)

Trisc
by Trisc
Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RF intereference
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

RF intereference

We share a comms tower that sometimes is used for police and emergency services radio. This is happening now and a lot of our wireless clients are being disconnected despite good signal strength in the wireless tables. Normally these links stay up for weeks. Although they are transmitting on 400MHz ...
by Trisc
Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Manager randomly disables users
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

It gets worse - now ALL my user accounts have been disabled, and most of these have not been purchased yet!

What is happening?

Trisc
by Trisc
Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Manager randomly disables users
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Well I'm still waiting. We have customers who have paid to use the internet and the system is still disabling them - despite having plenty of time left on each account. Its embarrassing!

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Manager randomly disables users
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Hotspot Manager randomly disables users

I'm finding that the MT Hotspot Manager disables our hotspot users after a few hours if they are inactive - despite the user having plenty of time left in their account.

Has anyone else noticed this behaviour?

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu May 26, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEB-Proxy cache q
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

What happens when cache is full or disk space limit is reached? Does it act like a buffer or just stop caching? Or does the whole box crash??

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu May 26, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Basic router setup
Replies: 27
Views: 6948

Sounds like an MTU problem - try reducing the MTU on your client to say 1420 - do a Google for DrTCP utility to do this

Trisc
by Trisc
Mon May 23, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How cold do you go?
Replies: 15
Views: 3176

You should consider lightning arrestors on the end of your coax, if only to protect the board from transient voltages conducted through the cable if lightning strikes nearby. I also heard that a metal case or enclosing the unit in mesh acts as a Faraday cage and gives more lightning protection. I'd ...
by Trisc
Mon May 23, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DFS Information
Replies: 17
Views: 3550

so in short, DFS kills my connection with or without radar I see this too but only on one client - I have an Atheros AR5211 AP using channel 5475. If I turn on DFS mode on this AP I have one client that cannot connect - also an AR5211 - and another that does work - an AR5213. Why cannot these two i...
by Trisc
Fri May 13, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN issue
Replies: 2
Views: 973

I found the answer by searching the forum - gre and pptp ports need to be enabled to allow concurrent sessions through.

Trisc
by Trisc
Tue May 10, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN issue
Replies: 2
Views: 973

VPN issue

I have a customer running the VPN server in MS Server 2003 - we have natted him to the outside world - all ports are open etc but he says only one client can connect at a time. Are there known problems with MT 2.8.26 and concurrent VPN connections via NAT? Or is it more likely to be a licensing issu...
by Trisc
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 300mw Prism cards
Replies: 2
Views: 872

We were just looking at some 400mW 802.11a Atheros cards from SuperRange. According to their specs throughput decreases as output power increases. Is this always the case?

Would this also happen with 300mW Prism as opposed to lower power cards?

TC
by Trisc
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: 300mw Prism cards
Replies: 2
Views: 872

300mw Prism cards

We just installed one of the 300mw Prism cards but Router OS reports the card as being 200mw type.

Is the actual output affected?

TC
by Trisc
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirecting to URL after Hotspot login...
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Following on from this thread - is it possible to do an HTTP post of username/password from a different server direct to the hotspot's alogin.html page? So when a customer payment has been authorised on our payment server it could populate a form on that server with username and password that posted...
by Trisc
Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poker games and P2P
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Any ideas what we can do to solve this? Policy routing probably won't help since we don't know which customers want to play these games.

Trisc
by Trisc
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poker games and P2P
Replies: 4
Views: 797

We just added a second gateway - ie gateway=x.x.x.x,y.y.y.y but now the guy playing poker complains he is getting frequently disconnected from his game!

Could ECMP routing be causing this? Must be frustrating if you have a good hand! :D

Trisc
by Trisc
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL Support
Replies: 15
Views: 3657

Guy, we use a couple of the Sangoma cards in a linux box that bonds ADSL lines and acts as our gateway. Then we use Mikrotik routers behind that. Its cheap and it works well.

Is that something you have considered?

Trisc
by Trisc
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poker games and P2P
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Poker games and P2P

Does anyone know whether MT p2p filtering can affect online poker games? Most involve some sort of software download.

Not being a gambling man myself, I wouldn't know!

Trisc
by Trisc
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual gateways to different ISPs
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

OK - this is a Routerboard handling a lot of PPPoE connections - would there be sufficient RAM for a DNS cache? What happens when the cache is full?

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual gateways to different ISPs
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

I'm aware of what nameservers do but I'm not willing to invest and maintain my own. That's what we pay the ISP to do.

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual Gateway (again) with a twist
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Are the ADSL lines into the same location? If your ISP supports multilink PPP over ADSL you could bond them, I believe RouterOS 9 will support this but there are other solutions (Cisco, Linux) already available.

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual gateways to different ISPs
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Would that work for PPPoE connections?

Or if I set primary DNS server from ISP 1 and secondary DNS server from ISP 2 - would I be taking a risk only having 1 DNS server per ISP?

Come to think of it we have a linux router that allows unlimited DNS nameserver entries. Can MT not do the same?

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual gateways to different ISPs
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Dual gateways to different ISPs

Apologies if this has already been covered:

Our network now has two gateways to different ISPs - if I add a static route with gateway=x.x.x.x,y.y.y.y PPPoE clients will not pick up the other ISP's DNS addresses.

I couldn't find anything about this in the manual....

Trisc
by Trisc
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and PPPoE
Replies: 2
Views: 844

If there is no IP address on the LAN adaptor you will see this triangle warning unless you untick the "Notify when ...limited connectivity" on the adaptor's properties page.

Using ARP=enabled on MT and IP range for your PPPoE pool different to your hardware IP range should help.

Trisc
by Trisc
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless problems - Slow speeds
Replies: 18
Views: 3073

If the two prism cards are sittting next to each other in the RB14, then they can interfere with each other even when on different channels -- the radios are rather noisy.
Now you tell us! Does disabling one of the cards remove all interference?

TC
by Trisc
Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN PPTP problems
Replies: 1
Views: 969

This sounds similar to a problem we have - a client connected directly to our main router (RouterBoard230) suffers continual VPN disconnections. He is using Microsoft PPTP over a PPPoE connection. The PPPoE connection is unaffected He is connected to the Routers local interface through a switch and ...
by Trisc
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: P2P script
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

To enable a rule in a script do I have to issue a print command first?

TC
by Trisc
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: P2P script
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

P2P script

I'm trying to get a script to work that will drop all p2p traffic between certain times every day.

So far I can enable a rule from a script but I can't disable it. Has anyone done this before and is willing to share the answer?

TC
by Trisc
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Change Configuration - Key Not Work! [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Or you can pay them $10 to move it.
by Trisc
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE Rate-Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Has the default PPP profile used by your PPPoE server got limitations applied? If so, you will only be able to restrict throughput to below these limitations. You may need to use an unrestricted profile as default.

TC
by Trisc
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when DFS and aTPC for Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

already there in 2.9
Great. And when can we expect 2.9??

TC
by Trisc
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonded ADSL
Replies: 16
Views: 15687

We have several ISPs who offer a bonded service - we would need something like a Cisco 2811 with 4 ASDL WICs or a linux solution as per:
http://www.freestuffjunction.co.uk/bondedcd.shtml

But what I want to see is a MikroTik equivalent - not a debate about load balancing.

TC
by Trisc
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: AR5211 link underperforming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Well its all Mikrotik kit - cables, antenna, the lot :(

We have had problems with faulty omnis in the past but none from Mikrotik!
by Trisc
Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AR5211 link underperforming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

AR5211 link underperforming?

We have just installed a new 5.8Ghz point to multipoint setup but are very disappointed with the results we are getting. Here is the spec: This is all MT out of the box. MT 230 routerboard with Atheros AR5211 at both ends. AP is on a 40m tower with 13dBi MT omni - client has 21dBi flat panel. All pi...
by Trisc
Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot problem
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Happens on 2.8.18 as well.

Anyone?

TC
by Trisc
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonded ADSL
Replies: 16
Views: 15687

Bonded ADSL

I want to bond 4 separate ADSL lines into one 8Mb feed. Can I do this with existing RouterOS or do I have to wait until 2.9?

TC
by Trisc
Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot problem
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Reboot problem

If we reboot our RouterBoard (2.8.12) we find that a connected PPPoE interface randomly 'grabs' one of the local or public interfaces. The only solution is to manually disconnect this PPPoE user then delete and re-enter all affected the static routes. Anyone have an idea why this is this happening? TC
by Trisc
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DFS and WDS can't work - alternatives ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

I agree - a "How To" on meeting regulatory requirements while maximising throughput would seem to be a no-brainer!

TC
by Trisc
Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DFS and WDS can't work - alternatives ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

We have a 5GHz point-to-point bridge and want to add a point-to-multipoint interface to the same AP. The bridge interface uses dynamic WDS but we will also need to use DFS to comply with the regs. We have WDS-slave, that will follow the AP with DFS set. You can't have two APs with DFS set. John Wher...
by Trisc
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 230 not resp on internet side but still passing traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

It sounds similar to a problem we have seen with IP routes where the public interface on the default route changes to a PPPoE user's interface for no apparent reason.

We have to remove both interfaces and re-enter the default route to get it working again.
by Trisc
Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Broken Links

There are some broken links in the How To page - does anyone know where these pages can be found?

http://www.mikrotik.com/docs2.8/ip/peer2peer.main
http://www.mikrotik.com/docs2.8/root/queue.main

Trisc (UK)