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by wirelesswaves
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driverless LAN (ethernet) to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Driverless LAN (ethernet) to USB

Hi, Nope, not this time, its not even related to any MT products. Just thought that with such a gathering of networking gurus around, that someone might be able to point me in the direction. Its actually to interface a "HP Back-up" type drive to a "ADSL Home modem/router". The Backup drive which I a...
by wirelesswaves
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driverless LAN (ethernet) to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Driverless LAN (ethernet) to USB

does anyone know of a "truly" driverless adaptor to attach to USB device that does not have windows or linux and convert to Ethernet (LAN)
by wirelesswaves
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple queues with parent
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

simple queues with parent

Can someone please reaffirm before I go mad, simple queues are fine in "simple" distribution type situations and for limit top the client,, But surely a parent is still required to cap the limit on the interface and then distribute evenly ( if required) Eg. If I had 20M input and every customer was ...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

they are back at the default. Have you forgotten these are "established" tcp connections with a default 1day timeout. They have gone through the 4 way handshake protocol but remain "unreplied" I do not see how any alterations to the tracking values will change anything without also affecting assured...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

currently anything between 30 minutes and 23.40 hrs

curiously my filter is inverted.

I have to filter>

Unreplied is no........................... not yes as would be expected!
by wirelesswaves
Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

v5.25 does not have a time out setting for "unreplied" !
by wirelesswaves
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

yes. no difference.
by wirelesswaves
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

It happens periodically, usually after a night of heavy p2p traffic... The connection tracking table grows to around 5000 connections and 4000 of those are "unreplied". It wouldn't bother me but there does seem to be a link to customers complaints for 24 hours afterwards (until the connections drop)...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

oh crap!

Cant we use the flags "unreplied" or "!assured"
by wirelesswaves
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

Re: remove unreplied tcp connections

anyone?

need help here with a script to run every 5 minutes to delete from tracking table all connections that meet the following criteria.

1: tcp+(!SA)+(!local network ip's)+established

where !SA = assured

Or maybe it just cannot be done!
by wirelesswaves
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: remove unreplied tcp connections
Replies: 14
Views: 5363

remove unreplied tcp connections

Did anyone ever manage to write a script to periodically remove "unreplied" connections from the firewall tracking table. In the last few months I have seen an increase in this problem, today over 2500 unreplied connections, and whilst these may seem innocent at first, they do seem to stop new conne...
by wirelesswaves
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: I want the best settings a distance of 30 km p2p
Replies: 15
Views: 5998

Re: I want the best settings a distance of 30 km p2p

you are using single chain, (1 antenna).. You will not get what you want to achieve until you change your equipment to use 2 chains at both ends!!
by wirelesswaves
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to calculate a wireless link with formulas
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: how to calculate a wireless link with formulas

forget the formulae for now. For 5500Mhz use path loss for 1km = 106dB. That is the only number you need to know. The rest is simple. The formulae is a square law, so: each time you double the distance at another 6dB of loss. To calculate your setup. Add all the components in "system gain" (includin...
by wirelesswaves
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: I want the best settings a distance of 30 km p2p
Replies: 15
Views: 5998

Re: I want the best settings a distance of 30 km p2p

You want 80MB but you only use single chain product !
by wirelesswaves
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environment
Replies: 8
Views: 3432

Re: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environm

ok.. all seems ok.. I use preamble "long" at both ends. If you get the ocassional drop, then enter 2484 in the cpe scan list and make sure that 80211 is set for mode at both ends. I avoid using "any" or "nv2,nstream,80211" as it causes longer time for reconnect. I have some cpe's that disconnect sev...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environment
Replies: 8
Views: 3432

Re: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environm

Hi,, thanks for the karma increase. Swop back to 20Mhz channel... Use Japan and 2484 (just as a temporary solution) Ditch nv2 until link is stable. Try 80211 Advanced settings. Fiddle with CPE only!! HW retries = 10 HW protection mode = rts/cts HW protection threshold = 512 ANI = ap+client All else ...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environment
Replies: 8
Views: 3432

Re: Creating stable PTP connection in Noisy 2.4 GHz environm

You may have a problem because the received signal is just too high. ( both ends) add 18 dB attenuation to both sides of the link. Wireless>>Advanced>AntennaGain put 18 in that field, do both ends. Then ping from tools menu and report back to forum.. Check distance Go to registration page, right cli...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude still graphs even while module is down
Replies: 15
Views: 3859

Re: Dude still graphs even while module is down

thanks.. I got it right later after I posted.. And now I see that the first half checks to see if the OID exists in the first place.

So everything is working fine and has been for a few weeks,, however I did not get an answer to the 10,5 entry at the tail end.

What is the significance of 10,5 ?

S
by wirelesswaves
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rssi probe in v4.03 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: rssi probe in v4.03 not working

Wow, I managed to contribute and solve my own thread in its entirety!! The answer is in the last paragraph: "When you get some time read some of the probe thread but also look closely at this probe since it is the model of a well designed probe and all your probes in my opinion should be based on th...
by wirelesswaves
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rssi probe in v4.03 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: rssi probe in v4.03 not working

ok.. I got it to work... I changed line: if(oid_column("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.1.1.4.3", 10 ,5),oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.1.1.4.3", 10 ,5),"False") to: if(oid_column("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1. 1.1.4", 10 , 5),oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.1.1.4.3", 10 ,5),"False") Now, please tell me why? Where ha...
by wirelesswaves
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rssi probe in v4.03 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: rssi probe in v4.03 not working

Example from Lebowski: Right so you will want to find the OID for MikroTik and replace the string in the function... So the function does all the work; First the if in the function determines if the oid exists, if it does then it returns the value in the 2nd oid. Otherwise it returns false if the 1s...
by wirelesswaves
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rssi probe in v4.03 not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

rssi probe in v4.03 not working

Hi Can someone point me to a working RSSI probe example for v4.03. I have read " Getting started with functions and probes", "quick guide to a good probe" But to no avail, just cant get a working probe/function. Through copying and modifying other examples, I have managed to get "low signal" display...
by wirelesswaves
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude still graphs even while module is down
Replies: 15
Views: 3859

Re: Dude still graphs even while module is down

hi whats up with the probes and functions in ver4.0beta3. I have followed wiki and lots of examples and cant get a probe of rssi to work. Either it is showing signal low or not available. I went back to basics and changed the mikrotik oid for my station for the example above and I still get nothing....
by wirelesswaves
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: cant add second map 4.0b3
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: cant add second map 4.0b3

thanks, yeah got it yesterday..

Seems the facility to add from the left control panel does not work, but a simple right click on the map gives the option to add with the same results.

Minor bug.


Thanks

Simon
by wirelesswaves
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: cant add second map 4.0b3
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

cant add second map 4.0b3

Is it me? I wanted to add a second map, so I went to the control panel, left column and navigated to "Network Maps" I click add and give it a title. It then appears in the panel under my local map. But when I go back and double click the new entry, it just keeps saying "Loading..." and seems to be s...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: route marks not working in ros5.21
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: route marks not working in ros5.21

Still not found the solution.. Anyone else having routing problems using Route Mark?
by wirelesswaves
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: route marks not working in ros5.21
Replies: 1
Views: 860

route marks not working in ros5.21

Can someone please confirm yes or no whether the route mark function is working properly in 5.21. I am using src address list to lookup and mark routing with separate gateway on an RB750 running 5.25 and everything is working fine. But when I try the same code on an RB1100ah and ros5.21, I just cann...
by wirelesswaves
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Payment Reminder working but want to block Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Payment Reminder working but want to block Skype

ok, I understand.. I suppose none of your clients have the standalone type phones.. Without those its difficult to do, since there is no certainty when you try and catch the chatter with the skype PC softphone app. maybe you could mark connections in range 15kB - 30kB, I also used that as a filter t...
by wirelesswaves
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Payment Reminder working but want to block Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Payment Reminder working but want to block Skype

well yes, I guess so.. Who were you asking. I found the chatter picked up between "standalone" skype products back and forth to skype servers, was 99% accurate for identifying skype based on dst-ip's added into an address list dynamically. No layer 7 required, and infact I found that layer 7 was not...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover

jesus I didn't know that ( manually setting cost), cos i struggled with that the other night when I took a glance at it. I was trying to find a way of setting the default cost value up higher, somewhere around the 120, then at least I have got headroom above and below to steer the traffic. Nice one....
by wirelesswaves
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover

hi,

Thanks for input,, again sound advice... I took a quick look at BGP and it nearly gave me a migrane!

I have been looking at the route filters and head scratching a way to filter specific IP's and change their cost.

Think it might be the way to go, rather than learn yet another routing protocol.
by wirelesswaves
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover

mmm 3 hours of reading and its still looking too complex for me. Are there any simple examples to follow anywhere, particularly relating to either ospf filtering examples or BGP on top of ospf. see attached The ring is currently configured as 1 network back to 2 seperate interfaces on RB1100ah, Now,...
by wirelesswaves
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover

thanks for that, good timing too, the link was finally activated yesterday... So last night I was taking a look at configuring the OSPF ring to now have 2 border gateway routers. And I was considering messing around with route filters to somehow change the distance on certain groups of clients. I wi...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

different traffic/clients to different gateways+failover

Can someone recommend what would be their optimum flavour of routing for the following scenario, bearing in mind that the present setup is a large network ring topology, with the main gateway rb1100h having 1 eth facing public and 2 further interfaces ether2 going anticlockwise and ether3 going cloc...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.2 released
Replies: 247
Views: 89131

Re: v6.2 released

I have several omnitiks and a few sextants on 6.1 and my phone customers are not complaining.. I put 6.1 on a couple of months ago to cure some ospf irregularities in that part of the network.

I didn't "uncheck" any service settings and all my Voip ATA's, registration and quality are good!
by wirelesswaves
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Good news, Dude under Wine together with Ntop
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

Good news, Dude under Wine together with Ntop

Just for your interest. I have so far tried 4 different flavours of Linux OS.. Puppy Lucid Puppy Precise Antix Puppy Slacko There seems to be nothing wrong with the Dude compilation, however there are issues between The Linux OS and Wine when using Dude. Dude seems to work fine when used within WINE...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 5SHPn uptime for 2 x 12V 6800mah battery...
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

Re: Metal 5SHPn uptime for 2 x 12V 6800mah battery...

Roughly, the metal will be 500mA. We could argue day and night about the exact consumption, but we will have to consider an acceptable value considering it may only be transmitting periodically and even less during the night. If both batteries are wired in parallel, then the Volts remain 12V and the...
by wirelesswaves
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 3140

Dude Alternatives

I suppose I wont be thanked by MT for raising the question, but,, in view of the apparent incompatibility between WINE and AntiX (debian wheezy type), and the same issue of "unable to ping"... Are there any other members who have researched an alternative FREE product that runs in a Linux environment.
by wirelesswaves
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude 3.6 doesn't work under wine
Replies: 2
Views: 3203

Re: The Dude 3.6 doesn't work under wine

+1 almost a snapshot image of your problem.

Not working using wine on AntiX OS

Please let us know if you find the cure!
by wirelesswaves
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic Flow graphing with Ntop (RRD) + Drraw
Replies: 0
Views: 848

Traffic Flow graphing with Ntop (RRD) + Drraw

Hi Having trawled through forums and spent a week messing around with Ntop to graph the Traffic Flows from my gateway, I realised that there are some short falls with Ntops ability to Graph. I spotted a nice little tool for Graphing using the RRD's from Ntop, its called "Drraw" available http://web....
by wirelesswaves
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAM radio interference from RB-s
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: HAM radio interference from RB-s

but you say that you supply the MT routers with battery power. 1: what is charging the battery? 2: You say you see 20khz noise, are you using scope to see that, its clear that the 20khz noise is from an smps. Sollution Feed the equipment on top of tower from a linear regulated supply, not a switcher...
by wirelesswaves
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAM radio interference from RB-s
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: HAM radio interference from RB-s

I am a HAM too, I used to have all my equipment at the top of my 12M tower, just under my rotator for my 50Mhz beam. Also connected to the tower was HF wire antennas. I had NO rfi problems what so ever. I made sure that I used a linear regulated 24V supply for the MT equipment and fed the whole lot ...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAM radio interference from RB-s
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: HAM radio interference from RB-s

mm


About the frequency as an smps.

So what is keeping up the charge across the battery? Not an smps?
by wirelesswaves
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Groove power fluctuations
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Groove power fluctuations

New groove R52HpN "out the box" Saturday.. Plugged up to 21dB mesh, readying for install. (2.4g) -75/-76 from loooong distance AP (used for testing).. This morning checked it out before I install it later. Signal changed to -75/-87... (this appears to be a drop in output power) as reported by the di...
by wirelesswaves
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client

for anyone interested. Dude V4 (latest version) beta works fine using Linux Puppy within the WINE environment on a 4Mb SSD with 2Mb RAM, Atom processor. Also tinkered with the Linux start directory, so that Dude automatically starts from boot-up. The FX170 can be held in the palm of your hand and us...
by wirelesswaves
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client

Ok, so nobody?

Alright, scratch the Dell.

ANY THIN CLIENT?
by wirelesswaves
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Dude on Dell Optiplex Fx170 thin client

Anyone out there had any success using dude on a Fx170 thin client (windows 7 embeded) 4G ram only.
by wirelesswaves
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Omnitik nv2 setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: Omnitik nv2 setup

wds with NV2 ???????????????????????? As far as I am aware NV2 is incompatible with WDS , maybe I am out of touch. 80211 mode In advanced tab on CLIENTS ONLY HW retries 10 try rts/cts = self Hw. Protection threshold 512 aNi = ap and client Preamble long I do not know what your solution is if you hav...
by wirelesswaves
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: problem for working with queue in mikrotik rb951-2n [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: problem for working with queue in mikrotik rb951-2n [SOLVED]

Add a mangle "packet mark" to mark all packets with mark "all" Leave passthrough rule untouched Add mangle rule directly beneath to mark port 80 traffic as "web" Then make a simple queue "parent" wth the total of your upload/download as you have already before. Then make 2 child queues each associat...
by wirelesswaves
Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point to Point bad CCQ
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Point to Point bad CCQ

furuka wrote:
Ok, I solved the problem... we adjust some features in MCS and now we have 99/98 CCQ with 102/94 mb


Nothing about aling and all that stuff....


+1

Intrigued ???????
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