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by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A working dynamic bandwidth script. Test it!
Replies: 9
Views: 6601

Re: A working dynamic bandwidth script. Test it!

Do you know if this script will work with O/S V4.x or 5.x?

Cam
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A working dynamic bandwidth script. Test it!
Replies: 9
Views: 6601

Re: A working dynamic bandwidth script. Test it!

I like this idea! I'm just curious how this has been working for you now that you have had a couple months to test it?

Cam
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Differences in firewall rules between 2.9 and 3.14?
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Differences in firewall rules between 2.9 and 3.14?

I installed a new RB the other day that came with 3.14 installed. It replaced one running 2.9. We have several firewall rules in place that block ports 67 and 68 to keep clients on some bridged interfaces from getting an IP from the wrong subnet. It seems the old firewall forward rules aren't workin...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brouter setup
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Brouter setup

Hi, It seems the documentation of the brouter feature is very limited and the V3 manual on the MT web site has nothing about bridges. Does anyone have an application example of how to set this up? I have two LAN and one WAN interface. I just want to be able to bridge some of the /24 subnets (for man...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3G Wireless PCMCIA card support
Replies: 11
Views: 3689

I'm not sure I understand. This is RB230 running OS V2.9.39, which is supposed to support this card. Wouldn't the driver be part of the package-- or are you saying that possibly I need to install a driver on the RB?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3G Wireless PCMCIA card support
Replies: 11
Views: 3689

Thank you for your response Normis. The card doesn't appear on my list of serial ports. What package do I need?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3G Wireless PCMCIA card support
Replies: 11
Views: 3689

This thread is a bit old now but I wonder if someone could tell me about installing the Novatel S720 card in the RB230. I have Level 4 O/S V2.9.39 and the card seems to power up OK (LED looks normal) but it does not appear in the list of interfaces. Is there some documentation on initializing this c...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat May 13, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: MLPPP
Replies: 2
Views: 883

MLPPP

Does 2.9 support MLPPP protocol on Cycades T1/E1 interface?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adding interfaces without disrupting present LAN addresses
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

OK, thanks. I guess it's time to start visiting clients.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding interfaces without disrupting present LAN addresses
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Could it be accomplised with OSPF?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding interfaces without disrupting present LAN addresses
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Adding interfaces without disrupting present LAN addresses

My network has grown and I feel I should start segmenting my /22 LAN subnet. I bought a 4-port nic for my Mikrotik and plan to assign each nic its own subnet and DHCP pool. Problem is I have some clients with static addresses all on one /24 subnet that will now be spread among five nics. Is there a ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: webmail.aol.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

webmail.aol.com

Anybody having problems logging in to retreive aol mail from this page? We just helped a customer install a Mikrotik. No problem with his old soho router but they can't log in with the Mikrotik in place. I tried turning off the web proxy and no change. Other pages load fine. Any ideas would be great...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Priority rule
Replies: 1
Views: 668

I forgot to mention that I am also doing pcq. Maybe I should create a separate pcq rule for high-priority clients?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Priority rule
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Priority rule

If I want to give some users priority over others (according to their IP address) is it enough to do make a simple queue for each prioritized client, or do I also have to make separate rules for the other clients. Is it required to first mark the packets with a mangle rule?

Thanks,


Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Friendly Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 955

I agree 100%... and then they have the nerve to tell you to rtfm when it's written the way it is! It is slowly getting better though. I'd rather have the present situation than something that has great documentation but is not affordable, so let's count our blessings that MT exists at all.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1:1 Nat killing VoIP Service
Replies: 16
Views: 3462

Many of the phones and ATAs have two ports, so you can put the phone on the WAN side of the client's router. Even if you get it to work, QoS will be better if the VoIP doesn't have to pass through the client's router.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu May 12, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router Crash Serveral times a Week
Replies: 16
Views: 3268

Are you doing any pcq or p2p queues (using mangle)?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue May 10, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router Crash Serveral times a Week
Replies: 16
Views: 3268

Tulley, what is your preferred NIC? Ours seem to be Accton/SMC. Also, what about the integrated NIC on the PC motherboard? Should we avoid using it? I would be a happy man if this problem could be resolved by changing NICs.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue May 10, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Per address queuing
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Thanks Eugene. The explanations and examples here are much better than previous documentation. This is very similar to rules I was using already but I seemed to remember that in previous tests we found that each active connection was treated separately and that a user with many active connections co...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue May 10, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router Crash Serveral times a Week
Replies: 16
Views: 3268

I've been having this problem for weeks now with V 2.8.25 and find the problem goes away when I turn off pcq. I too have tried changing machines. I am now looking for another way to do traffic shaping. I am beginning to think Mikrotik O/S has become unstable but this is not a popular opinion to have...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon May 09, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Per address queuing
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Per address queuing

Is there a way to do queuing for individual IP or MAC addresses without making a separate simple queue rule for each address? PCQ does not seem to be a good solution as someone with several open connections easily circumvents the limits. Besides, this I find my MT frequently crashes with PCQ enabled...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon May 02, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Shutting Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

I still have web proxy running and no crashes since I disabled pcq. I have 1 GB RAM in this machine but I think maybe too many interrupts per second makes sense. My knowledge of this is limited but as I understand the problem actually gets worse as you add more memory. Maybe I would actually be bett...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun May 01, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Shutting Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

No reboots since I turned off pcq. Could there be something wrong with my configuration? Here are my mangle rules, mostly disabled now except for p2p. As you can see I have rules for p2p, pcq, voip and xbox. Am I just trying to do too much? 0 X in-interface=RoutedPublic p2p=!any action=accept mark-f...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: sucks as a stand alone router!
Replies: 13
Views: 3901

Why can't you just use dst-nat?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: sucks as a stand alone router!
Replies: 13
Views: 3901

Is it possible that you have a rogue DHCP server on the same subnet as your internal IPs? 192.168.0.x is the factory default on D-Link routers, I believe. Maybe one of your wireless clients mistakenly connected the radio to the LAN side of his router. We see this quite often.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Shutting Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

I get a kernel panic error. Like I said, the last router (that this one replaced) did this too. In fact, at this point it is my opinion that the legendary Linux reliability, at least as interpreted by Mikrotik, has become somewhat of a joke. I have eight Mikrotik routers running. Only one has run fo...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: sucks as a stand alone router!
Replies: 13
Views: 3901

I've got plenty of issues with Mikrotik reliability of late, but have never heard of the problem you describe. Are you sure you have your DHCP server set up properly? You haven't assigned IPs to the interfaces that are also being assigned by DHCP have you?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: QoS Rule Examples
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

That might be trued with some services such as Vonage. With my IP phones, which I run through my own Asterisk PBX, I see 80-90 Kbps on these ports whenever a call is in progress, so it must be more than just messaging.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: QoS Rule Examples
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Not sure if this is exactly right but it seems to work for me: ip firewall mangle> src-address=:5004-5065 protocol=udp p2p=!any action=accept mark-flow=VoIP-In mark-connection=VoIP-In set-tos=min-delay dst-address=:5004-5065 protocol=udp p2p=!any action=accept mark-flow=VoIP-Out mark-connection=VoIP...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT Shutting Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

MT Shutting Down

My Mikrotik server was shutting down about once every one or two weeks. I changed to a new PC, and still having the same problem. Anybody else seeing this? Version is 2.8.25. I am running pcq, web proxy and dns cache. Computer has AMD 1.4 GHz processor with 1024 MB of RAM. CPU load usually less than...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full bandwidth for cache!
Replies: 2
Views: 787

I remember seeing an example of this in the manual or possibly the "How To" Guide. Unfortunately, you'll have to spend some time searching for it because the documentation is poorlyl organized and there is no index.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Show all traffic from all the user
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Go to Torch, set interface to your LAN interface and check (tick) all boxes. Then press start. Once you isolate the offender you can type his address, i.e. 192.168.1.25/32 in the source address field and look at this traffic alone.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caching DNS Server time-out....
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

This is one of the more frustrating features of MT/OS. I use the MT web proxy and DNS cache but never fully trust them because of problems of this type. I am putting in a separate box (not MT) for DNS cache and we'll see if that fixes it.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Well, with all due respect, this is about the extent of details on connection limiting that I found in the manual. "connection-limit (integer; default: 0) - match the number of concurrent connections from each particular IP address" I think I could have guessed that. I agree that not a lot of explan...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

the number of simultaneous connections may be limited in firewall. please see the manual for the example. Seems you have better luck locating these things in the manual than I do. Perhaps if the manual were better organized or had an index? In any event, would you mind advising which section of the...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

My apologies to the Mikrotik folks. Turns out it was not the PCQ that was causing the problem but our own stupidity. We had a memory chip mismatch (one 512 MB and a 256 MB DDR) in the computer. Changed them both to 512 MB DDR and now cpu loading is only 4-6%. Regarding the pcq-limit, I find this a b...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

So then is it that pcq-limit is for the entire queue and pcq-rate is per client (actually per connection?)

Any idea why I get 100% cpu usage as soon as I turn pcq on? It is 1.4 GHz with 768MB of RAM, so should be powerful enough, don't you think?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Here they are. I'm not sure whether pcq-limit is set properly. Is this the number of simultaneous connections? 4 name="PCQ-Download" kind=pcq bfifo-limit=15000 pfifo-limit=50 red-limit=60 red-min-threshold=10 red-max-threshold=50 red-burst=20 sfq-perturb=5 sfq-allot=1514 pcq-rate=4000000 pcq-limit=3...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

PCQ

Finally got a pcq rulle working properly. I have two problems: 1. System resources show 100% cpu usage whenever pcq is running. M router is an Athalon 1.8 GHz with 768 MB RAM, and I have about 200 clients. Everything seems to be running fine though, with no noticeable lag when I log-in with Winbox. ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routing issue has me stumped
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Routing issue has me stumped

I had two separate networks feeding into the same T1. Because we have now installed a wireless link that allows us to connect them on the LAN side I decided to put them all onto the same subnet. When we switched the wireless link on I turned the DHCP server off on the second network, and had planned...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life of IDE Flash Module
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Life of IDE Flash Module

It's been reported that the IDE flash modules are only good for 300,000-500,000 rewrites or thereabouts. I have a MT that's been in service for only five months and the flash drive already has close to 400k writes on it. I just installed a new flash module last night and it already has 196k writes o...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: SIP Supported?
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

That's fine if you're just passing the IP traffic, but for connecting the calls to the PSTN with telephone cards the RouterOS needs to support SIP. In the V2.8 manual only H.323 compatibility is mentioned, but SIP is rapidly becoming the dominant format.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: SIP Supported?
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

SIP Supported?

I don't see that MT supports SIP protocol for VoIP yet. Anybody know whether this will change with 2.9?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking rogue DHCP servers
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Blocking rogue DHCP servers

Anyone know a good firewall rule to block rogue DHCP servers? I have made the MT authoriative but still have problems when one of my clients connects my cable to the LAN rather than the WAN side of their router. I've been trying various rules so far with no luck.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

In fact the numbers do match those under the statistics tab. I was just looking in the wrong place.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Queue Statistics

Looking at my simple queues with Winbox there are two numbers in the Bps column, such as 66.7kbps/445.6kbps for my download queue, and another set of two numbers for my upload queue. None of these numbers seems to relate to the number shown under the queue "statistics" tab. If in fact these are traf...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues or Queue Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

There is an example of how to do this near the bottom of this page:

http://www.mikrotik.com/docs/ros/2.8/root/queue.content
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Effect of Queues on Latency
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Yes, I can now see that it is definitely the queue doing this as the latency improves the instant I disable it. I guess it's just doing what its supposed to do.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Effect of Queues on Latency
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Effect of Queues on Latency

My network is getting much busier these days and I am seeing sometimes 200-300 ms difference in latency when pinging the local side of the router vs the public side. In other words, if I ping the side of the router I am on, the ping times are 200 ms or so less than when I ping through the router. I ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transferring Config to New Router
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Yes, the new MT must be properly licensed but you can move the backup from one box to another. I think the problem with everything being attached to the wrong interface is when you go between major revision levels only, but I could be wrong.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: router with web-proxy enabled crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

The web proxy is not stable in my opinion. I have started turning it off in most of my machines because I just can't trust it.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transferring Config to New Router
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

With Winbox you go into the files tab on the first MT and click backup . Then FTP into the file directory of the first MT, retrieve the backup file and load it via FTP into the same directory on the other MT. Reboot the second MT. Make sure both MT have the same major revision level, i.e. 2.8.x to 2...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redirecting to URL
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Redirecting to URL

I have a dst-nat rule to redirect non-paying customers to a web page that informs that their account has been temporarily suspended. It's very effective and I almost always get payment within 24 hours or enabling the rule. I'm redirecting to a particular IP address, but is it possible to also do thi...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any way around masquerade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

No, we have a static block assigned to us. I have reverse DNS entry in place for the mail server address but the problem was with masquerade it was the gateway address that was forwarded instead.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a DHCP issue again with 2.8.22?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

I think the problem was actually a rogue DHCP server on my network. I shut it down and the problems went away. It gave some weird results, like DNS address would be that of the rogue server's IP but the client IP would come from the Mikrotik.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Web proxy issues - now it's Yahoo mail!
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Web proxy issues - now it's Yahoo mail!

I upgraded a couple weeks ago to 2.8.22 for the hotmail web proxy fix. Now Yahoo mail pages won't load properly. If you try to reply to a message or the page won't load unless you switch the MT web proxy off. I'm beginning to think the web proxy is more trouble than it's worth.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any way around masquerade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Nobody responded, perhaps because this had partly already been covered in an earlier post, but I found the exact solution I needed by using in part what ASM had written in an earlier post: /ip firewall src-nat add src-address=192.168.1.0/24 action=nat to-dst-address=xxx.yyy.1.1 (xxx.yyy.1.1 being th...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a DHCP issue again with 2.8.22?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Is there a DHCP issue again with 2.8.22?

We have a wireless network with a mixture of Motorola Canopy and Tranzeo gear. We had occasional DHCP problems in past which seem to have been cured when we upgraded to 2.8.19 a few weeks ago. In the last five days we upgraded to 2.8.22 for the Hotmail fix and I'm beginning to think that the DHCP pr...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT - BGP - Border Router
Replies: 32
Views: 7599

I'm getting ready to add a second T1 from the same provider as the 1st. I now have a Cisco 1700 series router acting as the gateway and the MT behind it doing DHCP, firewall and web proxy duties for the LAN. The Cisco has a 2nd T1 interface. Do I need to ask my provider to bond the T1s or is it just...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any way around masquerade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Any way around masquerade?

I'm having trouble with my e-mail server being blacklisted by dsbl.org. My server has a public address via dst-nat, but because of masquerade it appears that everything leaving my Mikrotik, even the natted public addresses, look like they're coming from the gateway address. Thus, whenever one of my ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cyclades-PC300 T1 Serial Interface (Need Help)
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Here's how the Cyclades is set for our frame-relay: 0 R name="cyclades1" mtu=1500 line-protocol=frame-relay media-type=T1 clock-rate=64000 clock-source=external line-code=B8ZS framing-mode=ESF line-build-out=0dB rx-sensitivity=short-haul frame-relay-lmi-type=ansi frame-relay-dce=no chdlc-keepalive=1...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Web Proxy Problem - Only with Hotmail
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Same problem here with 2.8.19. Only with Hotmail, and it started just in the last few days. I have the default "cgi-bin \?" rule in place. I have turned the proxy off until I can find a solution.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web Proxy Woes (Again)
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Web Proxy Woes (Again)

After bad experiences with the MT web proxy in the past I had stayed away from using it, but recently I upgraded two routers to 2.8.19. so decided to try it again. It has been working flawlessly on both routers for over one month, but now one of the routers has developed the old problem where the pa...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using hotspot feature for general ISP authentication
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Using hotspot feature for general ISP authentication

Is anybody using the hotspot feature to do community-wide authentication on a large wireless network? I'm just wondering whether it is suitable for this. Can it handle a lot (hundreds) of clients or will it consume too many resources vs. using something like PPPoE? Thanks!
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonded ADSL
Replies: 16
Views: 16232

So, are you saying that the lines must be already bonded by the upstream service provider? If that's the case I don't understand why you would need two Mikrotiks.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonded ADSL
Replies: 16
Views: 16232

We'd like to do this for T1s. I wonder if it's possible to bond them if the T1s are in different locations (with one connected directly to the Mikrotik and the other connected via wireless). Anybody know about this?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any V2.8.18 Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

OK, I bit the bullet and upgraded to 2.8.19 last night. No problems so far and my DHCP problems seem to be fixed. Keep in mind that I have no wireless interfaces installed.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any V2.8.18 Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Hmmm... not encouraging. I am seeing some DHCP problems with 2.8.16 and since we're using Motorola Canopy for our wireless backhaul links I'd like to upgrade to get the Canopy DHCP fix made begininng 2.8.18. I don't want to trade one set of problems for another, however. Maybe better to go with the ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any V2.8.18 Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

OK... change that to 2.8.19. Anybody having problems with this latest release?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any V2.8.18 Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Any V2.8.18 Issues?

Anybody successfully using V2.8.18? I would like to upgrade but have read on one of the wireless forums of others having problems. Not sure, but perhaps these were just wireless related issues. I'm interested to learn whether it's safe for those of us not running wireless interfaces to upgrade. Than...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: motorola canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Based on problems I've heard others are having with 2.8.18 I've personally been reluctant to upgrade. I did find out the hard way today that if you have ARP enabled on your interface, and also select "add ARP for leases" to the DHCP server, it will work for several hours, and then the clients will s...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: motorola canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

We DHCP private addresses with the MT and do some bandwidth shaping, but not for all clients.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: motorola canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

I am using Canopy and Mikrotik without major issues, although I understand that there is a DHCP problem that is fixed with the latest MT firmware release. I do occasionally have problems with clients (mostly using Microsoft cable/DSL routers) obtaining IP address via DHCP but not sure if this is rel...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redirecting non-paying customers.
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Thanks! I just saw that in the archives too.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirecting non-paying customers.
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Redirecting non-paying customers.

I want to redirect customers whose accounts are not current to an on-line payment page. I am willing to make the filter entires manually when needed rather than with RADIUS. I tried making a simple dst-nat rule to re-direct specific IP or MAC addresses to my page, but no matter what address I redire...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web pages sometimes won't load
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

Looks like my problem was maybe a wireless link issue and not related to MT at all. Why it seemed to affect XP users only I don't know. Maybe it has something to do with the way XP constantly checks for network connectivity?
by Cameron Earnshaw
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Web pages sometimes won't load
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

The worst problems seems to be with customers behind the oldest MT in our network, running some version of 2.5. We're going to upgrade it in the next couple days. I think we can rule out customer computer problems, at least on some of them. I took the computer of one of my customers having the worst...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web pages sometimes won't load
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

Good suggestions. I've run into this before but had forgotten to check this. Turns out I'm not blocking any ports but did find that the destination ports in the NAT rules were set to zero instead of 0-65535. I've changed that now and we'll see if it makes any difference. It seems to me if this were ...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web pages sometimes won't load
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

The oldest is 2.5.14 but we're also seeing it with 2.8.10 and I think 2.8.11.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web pages sometimes won't load
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

Web pages sometimes won't load

We've been seeing an increased problem where pages won't load yet we can ping normally. DNS appears to be resolving OK. Rebooting the client's computer temporarily fixes it. This is happening more and more in several of our systems in different communities using different T1s from different provider...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic stops on PPPoE connections
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

We are not using PPOE but I had a severe problem with Tranzeo CPE on one occassion where they would work for a few minutes then stop passing traffic. I was installing 8 of them for a school campus. I was using Microsoft 4-port routers with the CPE but never sure if they were part of the problem. I w...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multiple harddrives web cache
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

I came to the forum because I could find nothing in the manual about it, despite what Normis says, but am glad to know that this can be done. Thanks!
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth management
Replies: 1
Views: 1902

Here's how we're doing it. One rule per IP for uploads and one for downloads. Not sure if it's the best way but it works for us. As you will see we are limiting downloads to 1.2 Mbps max but they get at least 10% of that at all times. [admin@MikroTik] queue simple> print Flags: X - disabled, I - inv...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to put LAN to use public IPs without bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 4979

Why not use just throttle bandwidth by IP address? I started routing public addresses recently using a bridged interface and limiting bandwidth in this way is working very well for us.
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using NetWatch to Execute Telnet Script
Replies: 1
Views: 1954

Using NetWatch to Execute Telnet Script

I've been trying to use NetWatch to execute a telnet script. The scripting function works fine when used solely to change the MT internal settings, but it does not seem to work when I try to run telnet. The manual says that to run a script the users must have telnet policy enabled in the /user group...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon May 31, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dst-nat rule
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

OK, I guess I misunderstood what you were doing. This is just the normal way of doing dst-nat in the Mikrotik. My problem is I find certain applications don't want to work behind nat (IP phones, for example) so I want to have actual public addresses on LAN side of my Mikrotik as well. Setting up a s...
by Cameron Earnshaw
Mon May 31, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrading IDE flash module to Level 4
Replies: 2
Views: 2552

Great... this was very easy to do and got the problem solved quickly. Thanks!
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun May 30, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Masquerade
Replies: 1
Views: 2452

Masquerade

Is there a way for the Mikrotik to work without masquerade?  I
think having it appear that all traffic is coming from one address may be
overloading the TCP/IP buffer on our satellite link.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun May 30, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limiting TCP/IP Connections
Replies: 1
Views: 2575

Limiting TCP/IP Connections

Is there a way in the Mikrotik to limit the number of TCP/IP connections on a per-client basis?

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun May 30, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dst-nat rule
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

I'd like to do this too, but have never been able to get it to work without dst-nat, which doesn't seem to work for certain aplications such as IP phones. Can you give an example of the route you added to get it to work? Did you have to add another NIC? Thanks.

Cameron
by Cameron Earnshaw
Sun May 30, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrading IDE flash module to Level 4
Replies: 2
Views: 2552

Upgrading IDE flash module to Level 4

I bought an IDE flash module with Level 3 and now realize I need Level 4 for a Cyclades card. Is there a way to upgrade the license key and just pay the differfence instead of waiting for a new flash module to arrive?

Cameron Earnshaw
Swift Wireless Internet