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by bpwl
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Point-to-point between directional and omni?

Actually OP knows the correct solution. Bridge link with 2 SXTsq ac's. and locally distribute the wifi with another AP. But for me there is no need for the PowerBox Pro if only the SXTsq ac and another AP is used. E.G. I would go for the SXTsq ac link and the new wAP ac (new= 2 ethernet ports !). Th...
by bpwl
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 92
Views: 64887

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

... look in the LOG for the reason mentioned there. (enable System >logging > Topics:wireless to see more information). Is it "station leaving (8)" ... or something else ?
by bpwl
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP ac only has 1 tx chain, but 2 rx chains [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: cAP ac only has 1 tx chain, but 2 rx chains [SOLVED]

Hmmm ... I'm late ? Actually the PHY speed used is dynamic, and depends on the sequence of failed transmissions. Every time the transmission fails (after hw_retries attempts) the PHY rate is stepped down. The current PHY is always visible in the "Registration" of the MKT AP. It reads like ...
by bpwl
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS

I connected my laptop and CCQ is good (93%) but fast.com shows only 20Mbps download and it doesn't go faster than that (I have a 100Mbps link) ;;; Steiners-MBP interface=wlan-2.4GHz mac-address=F8:FF:C2:6A:8D:78 ap=no wds=no bridge=no rx-rate="144.4Mbps-20MHz/2S/SGI" tx-rate="117Mbps...
by bpwl
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS

I never used this, but i assumed noise-floor-threshold=-85 to stay above the levels seen. (Noise floor is only -103, so -115 will not help). Everything below -85dBm would then just be seen as noise, and not as competing 802.11 senders. I have been reading many things on the internet. (And following ...
by bpwl
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS

OK. Let me try to explain what I see in your numbers.A busy to very busy 2.4GHz environment. THE basic principle of wifi (802.11) is that every device waits for any other device that transmits on the same channel. The high signal strength or being closer to the AP gives NO priority. After the channe...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Maximum speed between 2x SXTsq 5 ac
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Maximum speed between 2x SXTsq 5 ac

Don't forget there is always a 1 minute (and that's a long time if you have to wait for it) before the AP will start. (With frequencies 5600 -5620 -5640 it is 10 minutes !) That wait time is there at startup and any time you change something to the interface. With what I see as results, maybe you sh...
by bpwl
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]

What annoyed me the most was the fact that many other much simpler and cheaper routers has this feature/mode working out of the box. But meanwhile I couldn't find a solution for RouterOS to make the same setup working. IMHO this mode should be one of the default modes on the Quickset page, because ...
by bpwl
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Maximum speed between 2x SXTsq 5 ac
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Maximum speed between 2x SXTsq 5 ac

Well ... using "auto" frequency means not going for a tuned environment. The AP picked 5520/Ceee (it could have been even worse) , but still it's setting the 80MHz channel somewhere in the middle of that band with only 2 (sometimes up to 3) 80 MHz wide channels. Better use of that band wit...
by bpwl
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: WiFi 2.4 Ghz terrible ping and throughput on RB4011iGS

You should check the 2.4GHz wifi connection and RF area. - connection: see in "Wireless" "Registrations" what the values are for that connection . TX rate, RX rate, SNR, Signal strength, CCQ, TX frames versus TX hw frames. I expect CCQ far below 90%. -area: do a check on free 2.4...
by bpwl
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WinBox shrink size on a device [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: WinBox shrink size on a device [SOLVED]

Delete the line in WinBox "Managed" devices for that IP address. (Use Tools-> Advanced Mode to see the session used)

Or if it doesn't work "Tools -> Clear Cache" .
by bpwl
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.48.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 99
Views: 18808

Re: v6.48.1 [stable] is released!

"Stable" . What's in a name? Pure convention, even vendor specific. This one might be inspired by Linux distributions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_ ... le_release

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:U ... ase_chains
by bpwl
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquity to Mikrotik at a caravan park
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Ubiquity to Mikrotik at a caravan park

Just some general thoughts. Good description of the existing installation, and some constraints for the new installation. However the service you want to deliver needs more details. What should the users be able of doing, and how many simultaneously? (video watching, uploading tiktok, gaming, simple...
by bpwl
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: DHCP lease over wireless bridge does not work for Ethernet clients [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 3993

Re: DHCP lease over wireless bridge does not work for Ethernet clients [SOLVED]

This happens because DHCP server replies using broadcast destination address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF), and MikroTik in pseudobridge mode replaces this to its own MAC, therefore the DHCP client doesn't receive the DHCP reply. This can be solved by using a simple Bridge NAT rule, which replaces DHCP reply...
by bpwl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase Output TX-power
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Increase Output TX-power

FCC is indeed not my world. (Hard enough to learn and live with ETSI.) So maybe FCC users are free to use 53dBm , so go ahead. No intention to study the FCC regulations, just reading some vulgarization , like https://www.air802.com/fcc-rules-and-regulations.html , what assigns high power to 2.4 GHz ...
by bpwl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase Output TX-power
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Increase Output TX-power

Increasing the TX power so that "TX Power + antenna gain" is above the regulatory domain EIRP level is illegal, or is and should be made impossible. Wifi communication is bi-directional. (Both directions need to be possible). So the TX power needs to be balanced on both sides. Good news is...
by bpwl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase Output TX-power
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Increase Output TX-power

Be careful ! QRT has antenna gain of 24 dBi , with TX power on 27 dBm you have a beam with energy density of 51 dBm , this is a beam with the power density like a 100 Watt omnidirectional transmitter (EIRP). (Your microwave oven is 57 to 59 dBm omnidirectional inside). Legal limits are usually aroun...
by bpwl
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]

You triggered my "Virtual WLAN" response, because you said "repeater". A one wifi radio device can be a "repeater", accepting a wifi connection from a network, and have clients at the same time by using two functions on the same radio. (hAp ac2 has 2 radio's, one in the...
by bpwl
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Can Hap ac2 repeat and create a private wireless network at the same time? [SOLVED]

1. Quickset CPE comes close to what you want. But Quickset does not have enough flexibility to complete the setup. 2. Needed building blocks are: -WLAN as station, in the WAN interface lis (this triggers protection and NAT with the default firewall), with DHCP client , not connected to bridge - Brid...
by bpwl
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sensors - How to make a door or other type of a sensor to monitor things such as open doors ...
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Sensors - How to make a door or other type of a sensor to monitor things such as open doors ...

Nice hack to make a sensor out of network hardware. But saving hundreds or thousands on environmental monitors is not valid anymore in 2021. Your UTP cable could cost more than the modern 5$ monitors which handle tens of contacts and environment sensors (cost less than 1 $). And programming is as d...
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Web cache proxy for Isp
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Web cache proxy for Isp

Multi session download method of Download manager might not be compatible with just any webproxy cache.

http://squid-web-proxy-cache.1019090.n4 ... 07564.html
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Still no luck with simple Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Still no luck with simple Bridge

/system logging add topics=DHCP
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Is hEX PoE capable to power up hAP ac2 via PoE In?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Is hEX PoE capable to power up hAP ac2 via PoE In?

hEX PoE with 24V adaptor 2.5 A

MAX output per port: 1A
MAX output : 2A

hAP ac2 with 24V adaptor 0.8 A or PoE.
MAX power =21W (16W without USB) = 0.875A (0.66A without USB)
I see here 3.5W = 150mA with idle hAP ac2 via PoE (from RB260GSP with 24V adaptor)

So your setup is valid.
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High latency from wireless ping
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: High latency from wireless ping

"auto" selection of frequency is usually a bad idea. The AP spends some short time in analyzing the RF spectrum around and then takes the channel with lowest traffic or energy at that moment. Might be a fully wrong selection, that is not corrected later. Do the analysis yourselves. You hav...
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Still no luck with simple Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Still no luck with simple Bridge

Yes normal config (and even LAN & WAN list is not used) Would do the same, except for the bridge port learning. For wireless this is a delicate matter. My best results with DHCP and wifi connections is when it's left on "auto". /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge1 interface=ether1...
by bpwl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Still no luck with simple Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Still no luck with simple Bridge

OP did not explain the wAP config. If you want the wAP to be transparant between ISP and hAP, then "pseudo-bridge-clone" should be used. From the wiki: Mode station-pseudobridge-clone This mode is the same as station-pseudobridge mode, except that it connects to AP using "cloned"...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]

Little symbols indicate stations/AP-networks/frequencies. Stations and AP have MAC addresses, frequencies (channels) have not. How can they be there if no stations or AP are visible? Either their signal cannot be decoded (too weak to decode, to much distorted, non 802.11 protocol, just noise) Non 80...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Still no luck with simple Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Still no luck with simple Bridge

The preferred setup is indeed to have the NAT/Firewall/DHCP server in the wAP, not in the hAP. (https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=171945#p840919) Then you just work with "station" to the ISP, not pseudo bridge. DHCP works in theory with pseudo bridge, but the Mikrotik brid...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]

Thanks. OK lots of information. With the hw-frames TX count much higher than the frames counter, and (based on that) a TX-CCQ of 36%, no wonder you drop to the lowest speed possible (MCS 0) , 13Mbps interface rate, giving 13 / 2 * 0.36 = 2.34 Mbps data rate if you are the only user. And the next low...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]

Thanks for the information. It will not be an easy task to tune this setup. It is the wifi radio spectrum that is giving bad throughput. The idle numbers are for a very short association time (58s) and without sufficient traffic interface rates get low (there are more slow beacons than fast data fra...
by bpwl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Slow wlan and high CPU usage on hAP lite [SOLVED]

Ok for not using 6.48. Lets go back to the wifi problem. (there is better information in the hAP Lite , in the wireless table, under registration. You might need to make some columns wider (RX rate, TX rate) and add some columns : TX/RX signal strength, TX/RX CCQ, With the laptop information (most c...
by bpwl
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Send email if router rejects someone to my wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Send email if router rejects someone to my wifi

Yes this filter feature is missing. I use DUDE's syslog filters to reduce the number of messages (but email is not one of my actions so far)
(Not trying to master the RegExp syntax yet, just adding many simple rules)
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by bpwl
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Send email if router rejects someone to my wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Send email if router rejects someone to my wifi

System/Logging , new action, action type = email ?

Didn't try it yet.
by bpwl
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Subnet mask and swos
Replies: 12
Views: 5524

Re: Subnet mask and swos

I admit the "upgrade" check puzzled me too. (Maybe the switch had router discovery methods ?) But as you stated it , I started having a little check. There is no IP session originating from the switch at my edge gateway/firewall. (There should have been an open NAT session) So where does i...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Subnet mask and swos
Replies: 12
Views: 5524

Re: Subnet mask and swos

The only thing with this "answer with src IP and src MAC as destination" mechanism is that the switch cannot initiate a connection to something outside the own subnet, as it does not have a clue on the gateway to use. But I see no process that initiates a connection from the switch (like S...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Stop weak-signal neighor attempting to connect
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Stop weak-signal neighor attempting to connect

Yes can be very confusing ... :-) Here just an example I use. (Roaming mobile users between multiple AP, rule for WLAN1 only). Once you understand you can define your own combinations. Allow everything on WLAN1 that has a signal above -87dBm (eg, signal between -86 and+120 dBm) , and allow even that...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Stop weak-signal neighor attempting to connect
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Stop weak-signal neighor attempting to connect

Firewall is too late in the process. Stop them at the wifi level with the wireless "access list". You can either allow/deny on MAC address, or less precise but covering more cases by allow/deny on signal level. But how did they connect to begin with ? They know the SSID and password? SSID ...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wifi WDS / Mesh setup - RB4011 and hAP ac [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Wifi WDS / Mesh setup - RB4011 and hAP ac [SOLVED]

Yes hAP is L2 only here.
by bpwl
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac2 Google Home issue
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: hAP ac2 Google Home issue

Double post entry? This one was solved ? viewtopic.php?f=13&t=171668
by bpwl
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Subnet mask and swos
Replies: 12
Views: 5524

Re: Subnet mask and swos

There should be no need for the web proxy. The SwOS will answer with the original src IP as dst IP, and the MAC address of the router (the src MAC address in the received request) . The router will forward according its routing tables.
by bpwl
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CSS106 SwOS Subnet
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: CSS106 SwOS Subnet

by bpwl
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.46.8 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 38
Views: 13869

Re: v6.46.8 [long-term] is released!

DDOS? Some addresses triggered your port-scan-blocker on 192.172.100.225. And now you log any further attempt from those blocked IP address. add action=drop chain=forward log=yes protocol=tcp src-address-list=\ PortscanAttacker This is not related to an upgrade. This is related to what "happens...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wifi WDS / Mesh setup - RB4011 and hAP ac [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Wifi WDS / Mesh setup - RB4011 and hAP ac [SOLVED]

You want the simple setup. OK But don't be surprised .... The RB4011 is set as your router with all the functions needed as if it was stand-alone. Both WLAN interfaces are set as "AP bridge", with frequency (channel) set for optimal working. The hAP ac2 will be set up as a very simple swit...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Transparent Bridge

You can do it :-) One device has the router/NAT/DHCPserver role, the other is just a switch. Now you have the hAP as router, but it can be the wAP. Just swap the configuration as needed. If you use ethernet, you have 3 "AP bridges" for clients If you use wifi connection, you loose one WLAN...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MT-60GHz level 3 license
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: MT-60GHz level 3 license

Level 3 limits you to "bridge" versus "AP bridge", that is one client versus many clients. I have not seen any limitation on power with level 3. So level 4 should make no difference. In the hardware list, not all 60 GHz devices can handle 800 meter. (And "up to" usually...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Laptop disconnects from wifi once an hour
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Laptop disconnects from wifi once an hour

add action=reject allow-signal-out-of-range=10s disabled=no interface=any ssid-regexp="" A lockout of 10 seconds might be too long if the roaming back happens faster. I use 1s for the reject line, even 30s for the accept line. All that should be based on own experience and preference of c...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPs still reassociating..
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: CAPs still reassociating..

Some problems that trigger this: - wrong authentication password - wrong security profile: e.g. missing TKIP or AES when needed. - the client remembers an old and different security profile, with different characteristics (Delete known network (SSID) on the client to re-learn) - client does not rece...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Transparent Bridge

So... Ive installed a HAP in the RV, works great. Currently i have it setup to grab internet on the 2.4 interface, using a connect list, so depending what office i am at, or my verizon portable hotspot if im on the road....it will connect in the order i like. The 5ghz is in ap mode for all my devic...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to conquer random mac address?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: how to conquer random mac address?

This is a 'similar' problem with changing MAC addresses. Maybe the MAC/"mask" principle can be used somewhere for DHCP as well for this Lenovo case.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=168682
by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: decrease transmit power
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: decrease transmit power

Audience: The 5GHz radio's are hardware (separation filter?) bound to a subset of the 5 GHz band each, so as not to create interference within the box.

https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_files/audience_200200.pdf
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by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

The LOG will tell you why it didn't upgrade I learned something new today in the MT model name/numbers. Inmy SXT SA5 ac (also called model SXT G-5HPacD) , by adding 2 new devices I saw more recent factory firmware but the "r2" version number was gone. So with MT , version numbers go like: ...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2

Was still reading these rather complex configs. :-) Even if R2 was not using almost any of the settings (all is bridged). Cleaned up version: R2 has the DHCP server enabled. Should not. R2 Ether1 has the DHCP-client (and is not on the bridge). OK if you are NOT using ether1. IP route missing in R2. ...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2

Check the firewall filters in R1. If interfaces are not in the LAN list then there are no rules to allow access to R1 with the default firewall . Your discover interface list is not the LAN list! The words "LAN" and "WAN" are used in the default config ! (extract from default con...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2

IP address 192.168.0.253/30 should be 192.168.0.253/24 Netmask defines what's local and what is remote. It's better to have them equal in the subnet. R1 DHCP server also should distribute network 192.168.0.0/24 for the clients, and some range in that subnet. (That would be seen as remote by R2 with ...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: 2 Mikrotiks on same layer 2

There is no problem with an IP address on the R2 bridge. It is even very useful. Just add all interfaces of R2 to the R2 bridge. Remove the DHCP server from the R2 bridge. Add a DHCP client to the R2 bridge, or set it all static yourselves (unique IP address in the R1 subnet range, R1 address as def...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slower performance when connected directly to router!
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Slower performance when connected directly to router!

I hope somebody else can analyse your firewall settings. (I don't understand the active role of the detect-ddos chain in this) In your initial description it was clear the only difference was the connection to the router. (if the ASUS is acting as a bridge/switch) PC-wifi-ethernet-ethernet is fast P...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coax to RJ45 - is a MoCA adapter required? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Coax to RJ45 - is a MoCA adapter required? [SOLVED]

Never heard about MoCA as name before. (We do have cablemodem/router devices form TV+internet ISP, maybe it is the same) The cables you are referring to are only either coax+cat6 in parallel, or impedance balun (balanced-unbalanced) adaptors for sending the coax signal over cat6 cables. (Like the ve...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slower performance when connected directly to router!
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Slower performance when connected directly to router!

In terminal: /export hide-sensitive file=yourfilename "yourfilename" is a name you choose. The file will be in RAM under menu "Files" as "yourfilename.rsc" and can be downloaded. The content of the file is pure TXT (text), and can be edited with a simple editor. Passwor...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: decrease transmit power
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: decrease transmit power

I tried the antena-gain setting in the CLI, and it's gone there, too. What RouterOS version ? I still have it in CLI. "Antenna gain" is the relative parameter for TX power. (Relative to the math done in de router based on chipset, calibrated power, regulatory limits, and antenna gain ente...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slower performance when connected directly to router!
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Slower performance when connected directly to router!

This is only half of the config file, and your'e going through routing and the firewall. Who knows if there is something special? Is there a reason to set the switch parameters? (vlan-id=0) RouterOS uses vlan-id=1 as default. Is the PC or AP using any VLAN setting? What do the statistic counters of ...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Urgent: EXTENSIVE DATA LOSS!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 13847

Re: Urgent: EXTENSIVE DATA LOSS!!!

To avoid guesswork, just look at the wireless table "Registration". You will see the signal strength, the SN ratio, the TX rate and RX rate (speed-bandwidth/streams/guard), the CCQuality, the frames/hwframes ratio retransmits needed, ...... . Signal above -30 dBm is too strong, signal belo...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off

The wiki https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Winbox says via broadcast. So computer and router need to be in the same (L2) broadcast domain.
by bpwl
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)

See my links before. I do it with adding my smartphone hotspot, Woobm and MQS wifi's to the connect list. Any of these 3 will immediately give a stable master+slave , so I can then connect and add the needed entry in the connect list for the public wifi at that spot. (Just power up the Woobm or MQS ...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: wlan slave down when wlan master disconnects (station bridge)

disable-running-check (yes | no; Default: no) When set to yes interface will always have running flag. If value is set to no', the router determines whether the card is up and running - for AP one or more clients have to be registered to it, for station, it should be connected to an AP. Using this ...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Dividing one routerboard making it two separate wan routers
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Dividing one routerboard making it two separate wan routers

WAN / LAN differentiation is only in the configuration (interface list membership) Don't mind the print on the box, that's just the default configuration. Every and all interfaces can be WAN or LAN. The RB4011 is nice to split in 2 separate routers, as it has 2 switches (https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

Just to come back on your brand new SXT G-5HPacD. The letters after that should be "r2" or "HG". (Your column is just too small to see the rest. But if there is anything the name would end on "..." when the column is too small in Windows.) So it is just nothing else ? M...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VPNs over LTE?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: VPNs over LTE?

by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]

The log information is really minimal ... jan/18 04:44:25 wireless,info 00:F6:20:F2:89:00@wlan2: connected, signal strength -40 jan/18 04:44:26 dhcp,info dhcp1 assigned 10.0.10.3 to 00:F6:20:F2:89:00 02:22:57 wireless,info 00:F6:20:F2:89:00@wlan2: disconnected, extensive data loss Combined with the ...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]

First a general reaction to your config file. "All Roads lead to Rome" ... there a many ways to config the MT router. There is not one perfect way, but let me tell what I would have done differently. I extracted the relevant parts. Your config is OK, it are just some details. WLAN1 is your...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VPNs over LTE?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: VPNs over LTE?

Yes can be done! https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=155583&hilit=sstp+server#p768638 Use the hAP at the office as SSTP server. It may be behind a NAT router (but then you have to forward the port) and it may be on a dynamic IP address. (As we use the Mikrotik DDNS to connect to ...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS .backup to .rsc/text
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: RouterOS .backup to .rsc/text

Restore to a MT router with USB and access via https://mikrotik.com/product/woobm ???
Restore to CHR virtual router ?
Restore to MT router with serial console ?

"Safe mode" is a nice feature to avoid this kind of accidents.
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: Bridge Joiner
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Feature Request: Bridge Joiner

@mkx: What RouterOS do you have that it lets you do that? :) Didn't see the hierarchical bridge solution as I only tried with the GUI. There, interfaces are a drop-down list , and the bridges are not in that list. Maybe making a interface list with the lower bridges would make it GUI configurable. ...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to set wlan for work with two different networks?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: How to set wlan for work with two different networks?

Multiple Wifi networks can easily be done in one hAP. Create (add, blue +) a virtual WLAN , with own SSID and security. To separate the 2 Wifi networks you can either use VLAN's , or just start a second bridge with it's own DHCP server. (DHCP server on that extra WLAN might be a problem, not sure, b...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: hAP ac2 w/ Google Home issue [SOLVED]

We need more information to help you. 1; What is in the LOG when the Google Home disconnects? What is in the wireless->registration when the Google Home is connected. You may need to add the wireless logging (https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=171609#p839843 ) 2. all depends on your...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

Download MIPSBE image. Drag it in "Files" window on the SXT and reboot.
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi limitations
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: WiFi limitations

Check the log in the AP.
You must enable the wireless log to see more:
/system logging add topics=wireless action=memory
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

Connect by clicking on the MAC address, or hardware reset the device (preferred) as mentioned in the documents in the previous post. Brand New??? With version 6.28 as factory default ????? Software 6.28 release note "What's new in 6.28 (2015-Apr-15 15:18)": You might need to learn the &quo...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

192.168.15.9 tells me that you are connected on another network than the SXTsq 5 ac network. Plug the cable of your laptop in the PoE injector of the SXTsq ! And use "Neighbors" tab, not the Managed tab, to be able to connect even when the IP settings are wrong. Klembord-1.jpg https://help...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: Bridge Joiner
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Feature Request: Bridge Joiner

I understand the need for 2 or more bridges. One can set many different things in the two bridges. The separation is clean, and the link can be specific for protocol or speed. I know we moved away from this multi-bridge model for VLAN separation, as the bridge/switch handles the VLAN now. But there ...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Cannot contact a brand new SXT G-5HPacD

192.168.88.1 (182?)

With WinBox, what is under "Neighbors" tab ? If there is a line, Click on the MAC address there, and connect via MAC address.
by bpwl
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXTsq G-5acD sorely needing more FLASH
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: SXTsq G-5acD sorely needing more FLASH

memory above 80% is not a good thing I agree that RAM above 80% is not a good thing. But what is the flash used for ? Not much (persistent data needs to be in the flash, such as the config file and some data). Mostly data (and even update *.npk files) are written to RAM. It is preferred to minimise...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to set wlan for work with two different networks?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: How to set wlan for work with two different networks?

Using a connect list with all the networks you want to connect to, might be an easy workaround.

See viewtopic.php?f=13&t=169032&hilit=map#p833474 (used for a mAP Lite that is used in many locations)
by bpwl
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I tried to move ether2 out of bridge1 and somehow broke IPv4 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: I tried to move ether2 out of bridge1 and somehow broke IPv4 [SOLVED]

Swapping ether1 and ether2 is quite simple. (if you are connected through another path: wifi or different ethernet port) Check your full config file, and note every place where ether1 and ether2 is mentioned . (ether1 is on many lines: DHCP client, WAN interface list) That interface list is very imp...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Accessing an hAP ac2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Accessing an hAP ac2 [SOLVED]

Does this mean that I must add an explicit route to 192.168.88.1? Why should you have to set an IP route if directly connected to the hAp ac2 ? Directly connect to the hAP ac2, either through wifi, or through one of the ethernet ports 2 to 5 (do not use ether1, that is the WAN port by default, it d...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI - Poor Performance on RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: WIFI - Poor Performance on RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD

After much struggle in changing cables, configs and ISPs trying to find out where's the issue is the only logical conclusion is - THIS IS SHITTY WAP! I've placed different ISPs with up to 300Mbit/s speeds, this AP will not go over 65Mbits on 5Ghz and over 40 on 2.4Ghz regardless of the config, ISP ...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi limitations
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: WiFi limitations

Let me filter this to the directly speed related values, and tell what I see on this output. (Other information like distance, type of device, etc will help you further to interpret those results.) [e.g.: Smartphones have a weak TX power , and usually have only one chain (1S) ] # jan/14/2021 9:12:43...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi limitations
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: WiFi limitations

Normally you can add attachments, and then "Place inline". But some users did not get this possibility. Don't know why. The same text information is in the terminal with: "/ interface wireless registration print stats" 1S is single spatial stream, is single transmission and recei...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi limitations
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: WiFi limitations

Some questions, many possible answers ... I don't know what detail you are looking for. 1. PHY rate. You already looked at the TX/RX signal strength , but more information is in the TX rate, RX rate and CCQ (found under "registration" per connected device) That TX rate is your current (dyn...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi not connecting to WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: WiFi not connecting to WAN

Well, Rob, there is a need for a lot more information to be able to help ... like .. -what MT router ? -what is the configuration? Gateway (Home AP) or just access point ? It depends on details, so the file yourfilename.rsc created with "/export hide-sensitive file=yourfilename" should be ...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are correct basic rates for 5GHz?
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: What are correct basic rates for 5GHz?

Gedetailleerde hoofdoorzaak: 802.11-verbinding is mislukt door statuscode 18: de koppeling is geweigerd omdat het aanvragende station niet alle gegevenssnelheden in de parameter BSSBasicRateSet ondersteunt (Deepl.com translation:) Detailed root cause: 802.11 connection failed due to status code 18:...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AP using 40Mhz but not find on the AP on the Ubiquiti station??
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Mikrotik AP using 40Mhz but not find on the AP on the Ubiquiti station??

@erlinden. This must indeed have been the way they built it. But not very useful here ... Taking mid-channel numbers for 40 MHz channel width (those are not used by MT) Taking 20 MHz steps in the frequency column in each UNII list, where it should have been 40 MHz steps (they took the wrong column t...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AP using 40Mhz but not find on the AP on the Ubiquiti station??
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Mikrotik AP using 40Mhz but not find on the AP on the Ubiquiti station??

@erlinden. Very special 802.11ah table . Does not correspond to other tables I think. (46-5200, 54-5260, 102-5500)? Only about some updated channels? @OP. "like 5800" , "country USA", is not precise enough to diagnose. There are multiple USA country settings, UNII-3 channels are ...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test

My guess was the setting of the hEX was done with : https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Switch_Chip_Features#Switch_All_Ports_Feature But the device is NOT listed in that wiki setting, it's for other chip sets. So I had it wrong. Can't find the setting in the wiki. The other reference I find aroun...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test

OK. WAN-LAN. Flow to ether2 or ether5, or both? Have no clue for the performance hit, just trying to think of some reason. You mention a switch on ether2. Could that switch be applying "backpressure"? Is there any indication in the interface counters of the hEX for this or for any other no...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: RB750Gr3 difference between workstation speedtest vs bandwitch test

Is this connection a "gateway" connection. (LAN-WAN with NAT) or just a LAN-LAN passthrough ? There a 2 switch settings in the hEXr3, so that setting and the used ethernet port may play a role here. https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_files/RB750Gr3-dsw_161117.png https://i.mt.lv/cdn/product_files...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Maybe some people are not able to think they could do something contra-productive, just by refusing to undo it , they think they are right, even if many people ask for it.to be undone. - That "antenna gain" parameter (not the antenna gain physical characteristic) is a relative power adjust...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

I would like to repeat the main issue with this. Antenna gain is a fixed physical parameter of an antenna. Like weight. If antenna is fixed and permanently attached, why would you need to edit this value? MKT,Normis, trying to justify what they did. Removing a parameter called "antenna gain&qu...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP ac poor performance
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: hAP ac poor performance

Many other suggestions, that always fall in the same list of settings to take. 1. What is your second connection? The one to the client, I assume it is wireless, not ethernet? If it is ethernet then forget what follows. 2. What is your connection & quality. Is it to the 2.5 GHz WLAN1 or to the 5...
by bpwl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best point to point protocol
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Best point to point protocol

It depends on the RF signals around. With clean Line-of-sight and no interference 802.11ac will outperform nv2. It's easy to prepare the setup to be able to switch between protocols. Set the "station bridge" side to protocol "802.11 nstreme nv2" and prepare all security passwords...
by bpwl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP ac2 slow speed between wlan and ethernet
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: hAP ac2 slow speed between wlan and ethernet

Well OP might need to do a wifi RF check, and do a better channel selection or even physical placement.(Freq usage & Snooper tool) 520Mbps does not indicate a clean connection. A lot of distortion and interference is suspected to make the PHY step down 4 times from MCS9 till MCS5. MCS step down ...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: User Manager and EAP-authentication
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: User Manager and EAP-authentication

Wireless EAP (802.11x) authentication RADIUS service is only in the new User Manager of RouterOS 7.
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help with specific configuration on mAP lite
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Need help with specific configuration on mAP lite

Well a bit confused with your basic rate settings. Why did you change this? And the supported rates in your config are only for 802.11b . (No a/g rates, or default a/g rates ???) Please reset to default. (a/g basic rate =6 Mbps, supported rates = 6 till 54). If you need b-rates (when very poor signa...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Unexpected WiFi SSID broadcasting?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Unexpected WiFi SSID broadcasting?

You broadcast one SSID only per WLAN interface set as AP.
Your client device may still list "old" SSID's, that actually are not there anymore. Trying to connect to them will remove them from that list.
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: User Manager and EAP-authentication
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: User Manager and EAP-authentication

EAP authentication is only in RouterOS 7.
Works well. (Just had problems with Windows clients, don't know if it is solved yet. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=154677#p766734)
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac2 5Ghz wireless connection problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 2558

Re: hAP ac2 5Ghz wireless connection problem.

wlan2: disconnected, received deauth: class 3 frame received (7)
https://aboutcher.co.uk/2012/07/linux-w ... son-codes/
7 Class 3 frame received from nonassociated STA Client attempted to transfer data before it was associated.
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Configuring AP on 2GHz channel and wireless client on 5GHz channel [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Configuring AP on 2GHz channel and wireless client on 5GHz channel [SOLVED]

In the default configuration of the hAP ac2, ether1 is your WAN port (for the uplink) , all the rest are LAN ports bridged together. You need to modify the default config so that ether1 and WLAN2 are switched in the configuration. Connect via ether2-3-4-5 (or WLAN1 if configured already). Make the c...
by bpwl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: configuration changes
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: configuration changes

Comparing export files (*.rsc) is perfect for seeing all differences in configurations.
You cannot detect changes that have been un-done however.
But even then, the fact that something changed is in the log file.
by bpwl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Improving inhouse speed
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Improving inhouse speed

my antennas are 3x dipole omni. On one box I have them in line, mounted on the back of mikrotik box, several cm apart. On the other they are in triangle pattern, 10cm apart. I keep them vertical ATM. Setting gain between 3 to 7 gives me the same performance. That's OK then. You know that by setting...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Improving inhouse speed
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Improving inhouse speed

Good job ! Interesting is that the average throughput fluctuates from run to run (iperf3) from 300 to 380-390 without me changing anything. This is huge variation. See the screenshots bellow. Your RF spectrum around might be fluctuating. (The other radio's around). That 300-390 Mbps is not a bad num...
by bpwl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: travel router
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: travel router

/interface wireless set disable-running-check=yes numbers: 1 (don't understand the question but guess it is the number of the wlan adapter?) WLAN1 (the first WLAN interface) is number "0" it would be nice if i was able to manage the router from the home network. i can connect to devices o...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Improving inhouse speed
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Improving inhouse speed

OK. It is difficult to make major progress if the conditions are not ideal. We are almost at the end of possibilities. Just some more .... - surprised by the 5500MHz long latency. Have you checked with "Freq usage" and "Snooper" , to analyse the existing environment? (Scan only s...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Improving inhouse speed
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Improving inhouse speed

Not easy to suggest settings if not all physical elements are known. So just some thoughts and experience. - Directional antenna in 5 GHz to connect between 2 indoor rooms was not an improvement in my house. wAP ac was better than Omnitik ac and that was even better than SXTsq ac. (My guess: Lower g...
by bpwl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Enable 5Ghz band for wifi
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Enable 5Ghz band for wifi

About your VLAN on Mikrotik. If the only intention is to have a wireless SSID (e.g. for guests) over VLAN, then just add it to the wireless setting of that (extra virtual) WLAN interface. use "Advanced mode" to see ALL fields. Fill in: VLAN Mode: "use tags" Fill in: VLAN ID: your...
by bpwl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?

FYI only.

I just saw here a lot of unspecified(1) errors, because someone used the wrong password for a WPA2/EAP/AES-ccm (Radius) protected SSID.
When also enabling tkip (not recommended for high speed) the error changes to "802.1x authentication failed".
by bpwl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ptp v.s p2mp
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Ptp v.s p2mp

1. Is it possible to use routing instead of bridge for ether and wireless? Routing to for preventing L2 broadcast ? Yes , it would even make the setup simpler and more flexible. You wouldn't need the wifi bridge connection. It can be disabled on either the AP or station side, or on both sides. On t...
by bpwl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ptp v.s p2mp
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Ptp v.s p2mp

1.You said that we can setup p2p with ap bridge. Could you tell more about it. . https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Wireless_Station_Modes . Mode station-bridge This mode is safe to use for L2 bridging and is the preferred mode unless there are specific reasons to use station-wds mode. . The set...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ptp v.s p2mp
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Ptp v.s p2mp

PtP and PtMP is the same technology in 2.4GHz and 5 GHz. You have an AP and one or more stations. There is a license difference between PtP and PtMP. As for PtP there is only one client (station) , and a special mode "bridge" for the AP side exists. "Bridge" only requires license...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi connection disconnect and desapear for a while
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Wi-Fi connection disconnect and desapear for a while

ARP on reply-only? Can be tricky. Android, IOS, and lately Windows10 (64 bit) started to connect with random local administered MAC addresses. To capture these you need "ARP=enabled" on the wireless interfaces.
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi connection disconnect and desapear for a while
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Wi-Fi connection disconnect and desapear for a while

N is the "best" transmission capability of 2.4Ghz (in Wifi 5 and 6 you have additional ones). This is perfectly fine for GOOD conditions. BUT in bad conditions those modulation rates (N rates) won't make it from the AP to the station and vice versa. For such situation you also need B/G ra...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

No panic. Nothing wrong so far. The missing "I" is no problem. My Omnitik I use to make screenshots has nothing connected to the other ethernet ports. Therefor "I" from "Inactive" WLAN2 must also be a port on the bridge. (WISP AP and Home AP did not know about a WLAN2) ...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Please show the bridge "ports" and the interface "interface list" of the hAP ac Or much better do an export in the terminal of the hAP: "/export hide-sensitive file=your_file_name. Download from "Files" and attach the "your_file_name.rsc" file to your pos...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Every time you open Quick Set you change the ether1 to WAN again. Don't use or even open Quick Set !!! It modifies/destroys your configuration. The only menus you need are "Interfaces" "Wireless" "Bridge" and "IP" Is ether1 still on the bridge port? Is "b...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP mini windows shared network
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: hAP mini windows shared network

What RouterOS version? Don't use Stable 6.48 !
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

You could tools/telnet from you Metal 52 :-) to the hAP Lite to add the route there

" ip route add dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 distance=1 gateway=192.168.1.1 "
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

hAP Lite must have the correct IP route gateway to answer for remote devices. Local devices (192.168.1.0/24 subnet) don't need the gateway as they send directly to the device. Remote devices (other subnets and internet) need to use the gateway to connect. See my 192.168.2.21 example ... use IP -> Ro...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP mini windows shared network
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: hAP mini windows shared network

Configurations do not change over time. There is no need to reconfigure the hAP mini. Nothing has changed. But you lost your internet connection on the hAP mini. Seek to find where it changed. Check the "Log" for any hint on what happened. Check if you still have an IP address on ether1 (I...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

There is no need for a VPN. Add ether1 as bridge port, and it will be a LAN just as ether2-ether3-ether4-ether5. Select menu "Bridge" Select tab page "Ports" push bleu + select "ether1" as interface push OK all done This way the hAP is just a "switch" between ...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

MUCHAS GRACIAS bpwl
de nada :-) . you're welcome
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

OK. I also learn. "WISP AP" for Mikrotik is just a better "Home AP" setting. Not a wireless connection to Internet (mikrotik calls this CPE). I had it wrong. But you did not need to use the Quick Set. Just start from the default configuration, add all interfaces to the bridge, se...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Explain what the connection with BinBox is.(Is that another SSID you want to connect to ?) For MacBook check the firewall settings of the MacBook. You might need to allow broadcast/multicast. I hate those unknown Quick Set configurations. What does it do, what does is mean? (WISP is something else f...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

I have seen WISP AP on your Metal ... but I don't understand your setup, as I also see cables to the Metal and to the hAP ac in your schema. (cable #4 from to router to the hAP, cable #2 from the router over switch 3 to the Metal) Why do you need the wireless link for ? WISP is wireless-ISP , is for...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Extension Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: WiFi Extension Recommendations

There are many things that can influence your decision. This is an outdoor connection, how "free" is the 2.4GHz spectrum there? SIgnal that is very low indoors, might be there and interfere outdoor. What are the requirements for speed? Essential characteristic in the wireless PtP solution ...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Sorry for the trouble. But this is a damned simple config that is needed here. Start from default config. Add all ports to the bridge (ether1,ether2,ether3,ether4,ether5,wlan1,wlan2) / ( in default config only ether1 is missing) Add an "IP Address" to the bridge : 192.168.1.2/24 Add an &qu...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

The Neighbors and MAC access does not travel over the Router in the Garaje. From there at the hAP you cannot see the Metal 52 in (broadcast) discover mode.
But you should discover the hAP. (Something with a MacBook Firewall?)
Try the IP address 192.168.1.2
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

If your MacBook also has a fixed IP then all should be OK, with PING and Winbox to 192.168.1.2 in this connection setup.

Your bridge MAC address is certainly different from the MAC of ether1! IP should work, otherwise only use "Neighbors" MAC addresses.
by bpwl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Did you get that MAC address from the "Neighbors" tab ?
Because I see (parts of) the MAC address of ether1. That cannot be used !!!
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

OK for WinBox and MAcBook. Remove the "cable coming from the router port #4 " from the port 1 /ether1 from the hAP. Plug the cable of the MacBook and the cable from the router in the ether2,3,4 or 5 of the hAP (That is in the port used by Alexa or TV, or Sonos, or Mylt... ) Do not plug any...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

You can only use ether1 if you connect ether1 to the bridge port. (Then it is also a LAN connection). Bridge -> Port --> +(add) ether1 (To make this change with WinBox plug the cable in the port for the TV, Alexa, Sonos or that other device. Once the change is made port 1 is usable) Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

You should enter the hAP via the SSID (WLAN) of the hAP if you use wireless. But with the successful PING to 192.168.1.2 Winbox should work. 192.168.1.2 is your local network as seen in the Quick set screenshot. Quick set allows everything from the local network. (Or you must have done something els...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

What is in " IP-> Neighbors" on the Metal 52 ? Your WinBox starts from your PC, not from the Metal 52 if you connect to the hAP. So PING should be tested from the PC to know if you can reach the hAP with IP. You can Telnet from the PC (Putty) or from the Metal 52 (Tools->Telnet). Opening ...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

Nothing appears in the "neighbors" tab, it is empty, but I know the router's "MAC address" You need to see the MAC address in neighbors. You don't know what the MAC address on the bridge will be (normally first operational interface, so it could be ether2 also), unless you have ...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?

Same reason in the LOG "unspecified(1)" ? Question is, is it the MKT, or the esp8266 that fails in the connection process ? Or is it triggered by other RF signals? Are there frequent disconnects? In Registration check: Uptime, TX rate (xxxMbps-yyMHz/nS/.GI) , the TX/RX CCQ and the ratio (T...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

If you are connected, can you see the router in the "Neighbors" tab of WinBox ? Double click on the MAC address to connect.

For the IP connectivity... can you PING, Telnet or SSH to the router? Is the PC and router IP address in the same subnet?
by bpwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]
Replies: 64
Views: 2649

Re: No web, no Winbox; “Home AP Dual” con “Quit Set” [SOLVED]

How do you connect to the hAP after the "Home AP Dual" configuration ? Wireless or via ethernet ?
Don't use ether1 , because that is the WAN connection, and incoming access is blocked by the firewall. The wireless WLAN1 and WLAN2 and other ethernet ports should be OK to connect.
by bpwl
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

The power is absolute in dBm. However the antenna gain must be added for the emitted power (EIRP). So the signal of the hAP ac2 is 1.5dBm stonger than from the hAP Lite if you set the TX power=12. I think we are missing something in this investigation. If the hAP Lite is bogged with interference so ...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

Thank you very much for sharing your experiments. Unfortunately it did not solve your problem. But you are in a rather crowded 2.4GHz area. And that changes the tuning of every AP considerably. All you can find to optimize your AP throughput could be contra-productive in this situation. Actually jus...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High Latency every 10 minutes, dfs problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: High Latency every 10 minutes, dfs problem?

DFS radar detect gives a downtime of 1 full minute on a DFS channel or for the DFS weather radar channels (5,600- to 5,650-MHz) the downtime is 10 full minutes. So 100ms is something else. Is the "Station Roaming" enabled on the device in station mode ? The station mode device will scan fo...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless in 2.4 and out via 5gha in hAP ac²
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Wireless in 2.4 and out via 5gha in hAP ac²

They are separate radio's. If there are 2 WLAN interfaces then WLAN1 usually is the 2.4GHz and WLAN2 is the 5 GHz. One WLAN can be set as "station-bridge" (to connect to the AP with internet access) , the other as "Ap bridge" (to serve the clients). All interfaces connected to th...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

OK Fine. Please also consider reducing the TX power of the AP. (It might be disturbed by its own reflected signal). I did not see what country (regulatory domain) you are in. For FCC (US,Canada, no-country-set) the max power is 30 dBm, for ETSI and most other places it is 20 dBm. You can see the use...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

Many things at once .... - A-MSDU is reduced for lower packet delay. Increasing it will help rise the max throughput. Normal (non CAPsMAN) value is 8192.The standard defined 7935 byte size is used then. But this will not help much here. You are so far away from the normal expected throughput, that t...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

Just as additional information, my hAP Lite connection. - Its used for SSTP tunnels to Mikrotik sites that must be managed, so speed never was an issue. -The Internet ISP link is VDSL 30Mbps download, 6 Mbps upload -Old Dell laptop, only has 2.4 GHz also. -hAP Lite is in the garage near other AP , 3...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

Hi, don't misunderstand me. I cannot explain that low performance with the information given. And I have no intend to start tests (I do have here a hAP Lite, mAP Lite, hAP ac Lite and HAP ac2) Being very technical I just react on technical statements where I could be more specific about. So again, d...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

To soften a bit the sadness about the hAP Lite. The 300 Mbps is the PHY rate of the interface. It is never the payload, the data throughput, of a 802.11 wifi connection, whatever brand or model of AP.. The wifi overhead is known to be a very important part of the airtime available. With large packet...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

Re: Inconsistent speed HAP AC2 vs HAP Lite

I cannot explain the speed difference. (CPU load on the SMIPS processor ????) What is in the wireless registration table of the AP? Looks like : TX rate= 144Mbps/40Mhz/1s/SGI But still some general remarks. All your AP's will delay transmission as long as it sees wifi transmissions above "noise...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Info at the bottom of the WLAN Interface? [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Info at the bottom of the WLAN Interface? [SOLVED]

"slave" is mostly when your WLAN is a port on the bridge. The bridge is the master interface. IP settings must be set on the master. A virtual WLAN will be slave to the physical WLAN. The WLAN interface stops "running" when there is no client connected. It will be "running&q...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help in configuring SXT-LTE6 4G
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Need help in configuring SXT-LTE6 4G

I see rsrp rsrq sinr cqi (SXT LTE kit) when connected in the status or in the info printout. SXT LTE6 seems to show RSSI. (You had -71dBm) I have no RSSI so was not surprised to see none in the SCAN. (and there is no rsrp nor rsrq in the GUI table on SXT LTE). I don't know WHY . Getting RSRP and RSR...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Need help in configuring SXT-LTE6 4G
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Need help in configuring SXT-LTE6 4G

registration-status: registered Don't understand your question. You are 'registered' to the I TIM network. You not only have signal, you are fully connected AFAIK. So you are up and running. Scan not seeing other networks? .... make sure you are not connected. (e;g. use default or other APN) while ...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?

Well OK. I'm just looking on the Internet for guidance. But I do like to learn from those really large installations to understand what the limits are, and then from that information project the relevant part on a large installation design. Here the more practical documents referenced in the Theory ...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: HAP AC2 wireless client banned?

No idea where to find the "banned list", nor how long it remains active (30 sec? 1 min ? ....) You get in the banned list because of the repeated previous error. Unfortunately "unspecified(1)= undefined reason" is not very helpful in knowing how to avoid the error. (Linux wifi re...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?

I indeed can only give some theoretical concepts and thoughts here. Too much depends on the local situation and on the real use case, like needed capacity per client. If it goes above the estimated 10% simultaneous active users competing for bandwidth then Mikrotik indeed misses the bells and whistl...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: area with 700 wifi users. mANTBox ? WapAC? other?

To handle it from the theoretical approach .... and trying to do it with Mikrotik, ... some thoughts - The angle in the specs is about the -3 dBm strength point. In practice the usable angle is much wider. So is the interference domain wider also. - The antenna gain of the AP is very important. Not ...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - router OS login to device from dude
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Dude - router OS login to device from dude

If you use "Tools" (right hand side menu in your screenshots) and use "Terminal" , are you connecting to the correct Mikrotik device from DUDE? Thanks for your suggestion. If i try to use tools/ winbox it connects to right device. E.g. device with ip 10.129.6.13. But RouterOS ta...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slow wifi speed via 5Ghz - RBcAPGi-5acD2nD
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: slow wifi speed via 5Ghz - RBcAPGi-5acD2nD

Speedtest is the payload data rate , the indicated 867Mbps is the PHY, the physical rate of the wifi interface. You have to take the 802.11 overhead into account, and that can be from 40 till even 75%. (450Mbps till 240 Mbps), based on packet size and the level of aggregation. (A-MSDU, A-MPDU) Furth...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ok, that's weird, like a quantum paradox...
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Ok, that's weird, like a quantum paradox...

If you use TCP as protocol then the reverse direction malfunction (with the ACK on the IP level) will influence the transmit data speed. (Should not influence PHY, but the TCP congestion control used (Reno, Vegas, new vegas, cubic ....) will reduce the transmission throughput.) If that extra loaded ...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ok, that's weird, like a quantum paradox...
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Ok, that's weird, like a quantum paradox...

What you are looking at is the PHY rate, the interface rate, the MCS encoding. http://mcsindex.com/ In the wiki FAQ we learn: What is hw-retries setting? Number of times sending frame is retried without considering it a transmission failure. The data rate is decreased upon failure and frame is sent ...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: travel router
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: travel router

@bpwl The connectionlist is a great part. this means i can add the "most used" networks to the list. the part with the hotspot is better then nothing. however not perfect. This means i need to set my phone to an hotspot, get my wifes phone and connect to the "lan" wifi. to chang...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: How to connect the ether to a running ISP automatically?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: How to connect the ether to a running ISP automatically?

Just for your information. I use a subset of that advanced load balancing setup (as I need no load balancing, only failover and only outgoing connections) The explanation is in that advanced load balancing setup without scripting. Scope plays an important role, to be able to ping-check a remote serv...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: problem with arp
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: problem with arp

Are the other Mikrotik AP's using DHCP client on their bridge, or have you set a static IP address and a static default route, and a static DNS server on them ? Changing MAC addresses in the ARP table should normally not be a problem, unless set static/fixed. If the "Admin. MAC address" is...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - router OS login to device from dude
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Dude - router OS login to device from dude

If you use "Tools" (right hand side menu in your screenshots) and use "Terminal", are you connecting to the correct Mikrotik device from DUDE? Unfortunately this may be a different connection than DUDE/Winbox. I know no equivalent way to do exactly that from DUDE. So using "...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: which book to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: which book to buy

I have this one, and do like it. (Do hope next edition has more on configuring VLAN with bridge/switch, but the basics are included already)
https://www.amazon.com/RouterOS-Example ... 692777903/
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet dropping?
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Internet dropping?

What was not working was the internet, on any device. I couldn't connect to hulu on my tv, I couldn't connect to facebook on my pc. Everything on the network was connected to the network, but nothing would connect to the internet outside of it. I think its the modem because it was doing the same th...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: How to connect the ether to a running ISP automatically?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: How to connect the ether to a running ISP automatically?

The simplest script for failover I know, (for outgoing connections only) is just setting a different route distance for the default route for both ISP. If you get an IP address by DHCP from the ISP or from the modem, you can set the default route distance in the DHCP client of the interface. The adv...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Internet dropping?
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Internet dropping?

the modem lights were on, but the internet was down. I used MTR ping prior to rebooting anything, and the results were: | Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last | | 192.168.1.1 - 17 | 537 | 449 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 0 | | 142.254.148.41 - 11 | 497 | 447 | 6 | 11 | 244 | 10 | | agg63.ldtsoh0101h...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 10 second reset does not put CapAC into CAP mode!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: 10 second reset does not put CapAC into CAP mode!!

.... or add ether1 to the bridge. You will get in from there.
by bpwl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MIkroTik Metal 52 ac cannot find network
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: MIkroTik Metal 52 ac cannot find network

CPE quickset can only handle devices with one WLAN interface. The script gets confused when there are more WLAN interfaces. (e.g. setting parameters on one interface and using another interface while scanning). Webfig or WinBox are not difficult at all to correctly set up or adjust a CPE configurati...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

So hardcoding antenna gain for "permanently attached" antennae is the correct way of doing it, Actually the "minimum antenna gain" is hard coded when regulatory domain is used for built-in antenna. So hiding this from the GUI was not really needed to be compliant. with RF certif...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Outdoor Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Outdoor Repeater

Please clarify "Along the route there will be some clients(7 max)" , as there is no wifi route, only 3 AP's so far. So a client could be at 75m from an AP? In any direction ? Crowded area or deserted? Line-of-sight between the AP's ? Many possible ways to tackle this, and separating the de...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connections shouldnt be there
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Connections shouldnt be there

Maybe "Sniffer" can tell what is actually sent.

Any connection or business with South Korea from Ravenna Italy?
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: have time for a quick review of wifi on cap ac?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: have time for a quick review of wifi on cap ac?

Some thoughts .... - higher upload than download: How do you test? It happens quite often if measured via internet speed servers. It's not OK that it happens, but the test chain is too long to differentiate causes. - using "channel-width=20/40mhz-XX" and "frequency=2437" gives yo...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: travel router
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: travel router

I use this very often. Had the same problem, and hated the "config reset" workaround to get in wirelessly to set the host SSID & security. With the "connect list" with all your known SSID's that you ever use or used its 100% automatic. Just in case of a new situation one of t...
by bpwl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!
Replies: 262
Views: 42937

Re: v7.1beta3 [development] is released!

It can be check by installing WinFi Lite from https://www.helge-keck.com/ in windows.
Thanks for that link @heidarren. WinFi Lite = Nice tool ! (Now I can trash inSIDDer, Netspot, Netsurveyor .... )
by bpwl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Message column disappeared in WinBox Log window [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Message column disappeared in WinBox Log window [SOLVED]

Thanks cacafaca for your persistence.
by bpwl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tracking down the source of jitter.
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Tracking down the source of jitter.

@bpwl ...In wireless "registration" all information can be found. Compare the number of frames with the number of HW frames. How stable is the interface data rate for RX and TX? (Failing 3 times the number of HW_retries will step down the interface rate one step.)... I have attached scree...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase performance of home WiFi
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: Increase performance of home WiFi

Yes. Correct. PHY is always low without traffic (and CCQ is quite bad).. But usually it stays high for a while when it gets at higher rates with traffic. I assumed " rx-rate="6.5Mbps-20MHz/1S" rx-signal=-39 uptime=3m2s770ms packets=8562,7125 bytes=6121590,2016848 " had enough tra...
by bpwl
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase performance of home WiFi
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: Increase performance of home WiFi

Not so much to see. I don't know where the rest of the CAPsMAN information can be found. frames/hw-frames don't point to extreme interference on the RB2011. However you own SUSHI channels do overlap. This will introduce co-channel wait times. The adaptive-noise-immunity, very good for weak backgroun...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 56
Views: 13185

Re: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!

Don't even know if it is calculated from actual antenna gain, as you describe, or just hard-coded from the default antenna gain. Changes with the antenna gain are OK, but does not reflect the manual tx-power set. That's why I mentioned ' "some" information.' And ... the wireless interface...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 56
Views: 13185

Re: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!

Txs @XVO, my answer was delayed :-) Wanted to point to this, but you explained already. https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/Wireless Transmit Power representation on 802.11n and 802.11ac 802.11n wireless chipsets represent power per chain and the 802.11ac wireless chipsets represent the ...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2
Replies: 17
Views: 1527

Re: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2

CPE Quickset is by no means what you are looking for. It would rather be WISP AP, but this again is for devices with one WLAN interface. "Home AP dual" and "Home mesh" are the only quicksets that handle a 2 WLAN configuration, but they have no WISP (or CPE) functionality. Not a s...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 56
Views: 13185

Re: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!

You have "some" information in the status of the interface. Here 17dBm. Klembord-1.jpg . What is 3dBi antenna gain subtracted from the allowed strength. [admin@hAPac2] > interface wireless info country-info country: etsi ranges: 2402-2482/b,g,gn20,gn40(20dBm) 5170-5250/a,an20,an40,ac20,ac4...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2
Replies: 17
Views: 1527

Re: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2

what I wanted: an example of a setup that connects to "My5GHzAP" and shares that connection with its own Ethernet clients. Looking at https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Quickset, CPE is EXACTLY what I need. No, it's not because CPE Quickset does not offer che choice of WLAN interface t...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2
Replies: 17
Views: 1527

Re: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2

Also, the more advanced options ARE, in fact, "difficult to manage" for someone not already proficient, when you don't get to see a working example (created by quickset) as a point of reference, and experimenting costs time because you will often lose connection and not learn a thing (e.g...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2
Replies: 17
Views: 1527

Re: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2

The hAp ac2 is not buggy nor difficult to manage. Hi, We must be using different definitions of "buggy" ;) As I wrote before, the "Starting point", Quickset, fails at logic: "Band" ONLY allows displaying of 5GHz networks (bug 1, card supports 2.4 too) But DESPITE the &...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't exceed 200mbps on WiFi cAP ac
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Can't exceed 200mbps on WiFi cAP ac

"But the actual performance of the wifi is in the "Registration" table . Look at TX-rate, RX-rate and TX/RX-CCQ (or compare frames with hw-frames), and check "Freq Usage". Rate should be something like 867Mbps-80Hz/2S/SGI " Check the values in the registration table. Y...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase performance of home WiFi
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: Increase performance of home WiFi

I see all sorts of "indirect" measurements, good enough to test if all is working fine, but not specific enough to identify the cause why it is working OK or not. The information is in the Mikrotik, very easy to access and gives a very clear indication what is going on with every wifi conn...
by bpwl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2
Replies: 17
Views: 1527

Re: Issues with Mikrotik hAP AC2

The hAp ac2 is not buggy nor difficult to manage.Only "Quickset" is just a starting point. The number of options are very limited. The real thing is the Winbox or webfig connect. Never go back to Quickset when Winbox or Webfig has been used to configure. You want to connect to your Wifi. S...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

+1!
by bpwl
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

"Antenna gain" It is not the only way, but it was the "better" and "easier" way to do it. "Better" because it correctly calculates the max TX power for every MCS to comply with the EIRP emission requirements. (Higher MCS'es have broader RF sidelobes and need t...
by bpwl
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Seeing current antenna-gain value ?

Use CLI:
/ interface wireless export verbose
/ interface wireless print advanced
by bpwl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSTP VPN routing question
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: SSTP VPN routing question

I use this setup with the mAP Lite as road warrior as well. Because it is only meant for management tasks the routing is solved by using NAT masquerade on all the SSTP connections. No extra routes need to be defined at the remote sites. All site devices are directly reachable as long as the sites ha...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Possible Setup? Point-to-Point WiFi Bridge - NetBox 5 - VPN Encrypted
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Possible Setup? Point-to-Point WiFi Bridge - NetBox 5 - VPN Encrypted

Can be done with "AP-bridge" + "station-bridge" for the wifi modes without or with VPN. As you require VPN as extra security, any VPN that creates an extra interface will do the trick. That VPN client-server will start automatically. Connect the client bridges to those interfaces...
by bpwl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Server update OS
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Dude Server update OS

Thank you for your answer, it makes sense what you say but if this is the case why all other devices are connected just fine with 6.47.8 latest version??????
.
No idea. In my cases it was consistent with the release notes. (6.44.5 versus 6.46.8)
by bpwl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite

In the hAP-Lite ...
/system logging
add action=memory topics=wireless
by bpwl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite

Wow , only that information in the log ? Expected something like this (just copied some part from my log, and edited MAC and SSID, at the station side (SXTsq 5GHz), it just gives an idea what to expect). The station reconnects within 5 seconds. nov/06 00:01:01 wireless,info B8::...9@wlan1: lost conn...
by bpwl
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 56
Views: 13185

Re: v6.47.8 [stable] is released!

Don't remember ever seeing this on a Omnitik 5 ac (RBOmniTIKG-5HacD) before 6.47.8
Failed to upgrade poe FW on /dev/poe, diag code 80
This device has no PoE Out, only PoE in.
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Point-to-Point link hAP ac2 - hAP lite

Most of the information for reconnecting should be found at the hAP Lite /system logging add action=memory topics=wireless Once the connection is made check the "Registration" detail values. RX rate, TX rate, TX/RX signal strength, RX/TX CCQ .... you might be at the edge of range, or there...
by bpwl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Server update OS
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Dude Server update OS

Check if "netmgr" has "winbox" rights .... new requirement.
by bpwl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Server update OS
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Dude Server update OS

DUDE 6.45.7 cannot connect to 6.46 RouterOS, or the RouterOS with the new login. Upgrade to DUDE 6.46.8 , it works fine . (I had 3 installations upgraded from 6.44.5 to 6.46.8 (LT), 2 weeks ago, no problems) From the changelog ... What's new in 6.46.7 (2020-Sep-07 07:38): Important note!!! - The Dud...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Only wifi with guest-network, not with the "regular"2.4 and 5GHz channels
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Only wifi with guest-network, not with the "regular"2.4 and 5GHz channels

We need a long chat to clean this up ... I just can't connect to the "normal" Wi-Fi channels. I think you point to WLAN1 and WLAN2 ? ( wlan-2.4GHz, wlan-5GHz ) /interface wireless set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] band=2ghz-g/n country=netherlands disabled=no \ frequency=2442 installation=in...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Super-Easy script to create dir
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Super-Easy script to create dir

Make and delete a backup, in the wanted directory.?
by bpwl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN AP network.
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: WLAN AP network.

So little information. Very difficult to have some good hints that are relevant for this unknown request. We already learn that it's about 60 connections. 60 connections to one AP? They can not be all close to the AP. All clients in one band ? e.g. all in 2.4 GHz, or can you split them up and move m...
by bpwl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: Wifi MPSK?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Feature Request: Wifi MPSK?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169231

Repeat post ?????
by bpwl
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Lockout after default bridge deletion?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Lockout after default bridge deletion?

Many things can cause this. Configuration can be anything. Please share the config (" /export hide-sensitive file=yourfilename" and attach the *rsc file in your post) Just to start: a default hAP ac2 has ether1 as WAN and other interfaces connected to the bridge. The bridge is in the "...
by bpwl
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: aAP ac2 uses only a 2.4GHz radio ...
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: aAP ac2 uses only a 2.4GHz radio ...

The number of possibilities is endless, and there is no "best" setup for all situations. With 2 hAP-ac2's you have 4 radio's. (each radio has 2 streams/chains/antenna, doubling the throughput if connected to another 2x2 device, but chains cannot do different functions at the same time). On...
by bpwl
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Loop caused by faulty port?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Loop caused by faulty port?

Whatever is at the other end of that cable can cause this. (a loop) If there is NO DIFFERENCE between the ether3 and ether4 port settings or filters, then the only difference is the MAC address of the ports. The bridge may take the MAC address from the first active port. So it can change when you mo...
by bpwl
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: aAP ac2 uses only a 2.4GHz radio ...
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: aAP ac2 uses only a 2.4GHz radio ...

Please document your full setup and network design between the 2 hAP ac2's.. (And share your config files "/export hide-sensitive file=yourfilenamehere" of both devices.) Particular attention goes to your repeater setup. You must chose which WLAN will be used as station, connecting to the ...
by bpwl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding IP from Mac Address
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Finding IP from Mac Address

Or just a client device in the same (L2) network might have seen the arp request and answer.

"arp -a" shows the ARP table in cmd-box on a Windows PC.
Other protocols may also use a MAC table, like the old Netbios over TCP/IP ("nbtstat -c")
by bpwl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: TL-WA850RE wont connect to Mikrotik hap ac
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: TL-WA850RE wont connect to Mikrotik hap ac

You are very strict on basic-rates. Basic-rate is needed to make and maintain the connection. 36Mbps is high for broadcasted traffic, not all devices support such a high basic rate. Having supported rates at 18 and 24 Mbps does not help at all in this. Start with basic rate 6 Mbps set. Later you can...
by bpwl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SIgnal strength
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: SIgnal strength

It depends, 8 meters can be close or far away. Is this in the same room, or are there wall's, objects, disturbing the signal? Having enough signal on the client side, is just one of the prerequisites for making a connection. The AP must also have a good enough signal from the client, the Smart TV. I...
by bpwl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Wireless devices on hAPs usually have no internet/network access (DHCP issue?)
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Wireless devices on hAPs usually have no internet/network access (DHCP issue?)

DHCP and interface lists need a cleanup. Your logs show changes over time, so it is confusing information, and it would take time to find the relevant lines. The router should have:- DHCP client on ether1, ether1 in the WAN interface list, DHCP-server on bridge, bridge in the LAN interface list All ...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: My device got wrong ip address on wifi not from dhcp server range
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: My device got wrong ip address on wifi not from dhcp server range

The TP-link repeaters do have a DHCP server that is by default set on "auto". If it sees a DHCP server traffic it will not intervene. If it does not it will act as DHCP server. However for me the combination of Mikrotik and a TP-link RE450 (different but similar model) was problematic with...
by bpwl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange behaviour on 5 GHz radio with 6.46.x RouterOS?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Strange behaviour on 5 GHz radio with 6.46.x RouterOS?

In 5 GHz DFS starts at 5500 MHz (channel 100) upward till 5700. Channel 120-128 (5600-5640 MHz) are the weather channels. DFS has to be silent for 1 minute , after every change to the WLAN setting, and by any radar signal detected (what forces a freq change). The same for the weather channels, only ...
by bpwl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't exceed 200mbps on WiFi cAP ac
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Can't exceed 200mbps on WiFi cAP ac

But the actual performance of the wifi is in the "Registration" table . Look at TX-rate, RX-rate and TX/RX-CCQ (or compare frames with hw-frames), and check "Freq Usage". Rate should be something like 867Mbps-80Hz/2S/SGI , for the best rate. If only 40 MHz bandwidth is selected ...
by bpwl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD - WiFi repeater on both frequencies
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD - WiFi repeater on both frequencies

Let me ask the basic question: is the 2.4GHz network and the 5 GHz network a different/separated network, or is it 2 ways into the same network? You bridge them all together , so it is normally intended to be one network with multiple entries. The "normal" way of setting up a repeater is t...
by bpwl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Internet access not available
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Internet access not available

@aesmith : very interesting map. All ID numbers are there for me and do match the SXT values.
However the location on the map itself is wrong (5 km) , compared to the ANFR and other maps in France.

But for OP, the Current Cell ID 53777928 is not on the map.
by bpwl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Reduced noise floor frequencies when using R11e 5HacD + M11G miniPCIe
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Reduced noise floor

Check with "Snooper" (that other tool besides Freq Usage) , and if used with "Multiple channels" and "Receive errors" enabled under "Settings", it might even show more 'sources' of the signal. Does Snooper (with "Receive errors " allowed) reveal any ...
by bpwl
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Reduced noise floor frequencies when using R11e 5HacD + M11G miniPCIe
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Reduced noise floor

What is noise in wifi? Noise is a RF signal that cannot be decoded as 802.11. NOISE is any signal (interference) that is not WiFi traffic such as cordless phones, microwaves, radar, etc. This means there is a transmitter using that freq, but is not using one of the 802.11 understood encodings. NV2 o...
by bpwl
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Internet access not available
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Internet access not available

HI. I have no solution, and can only share my experience. (4 SXT LTE kits in France , 3 on SFR, 1 on Bouygues, given up on Free) What your screenshots learn me: MCC 222/ MNC 88 = Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA has a 4G / LTE / (Evolved 3G) band , and probably the next in the list is a 3G band. You are c...
by bpwl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Internet access not available
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Internet access not available

Ping test is good to know "if" something is wrong, but gives no hint to "what" is wrong. So what is the Cellular information of the LTE interface. And what is in the log as connection information? Klembord-1.jpg Your timeouts look more as for a 3G connection. (Did you disable 3G?)
by bpwl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60G Aiming Methods
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: 60G Aiming Methods

I just hoped the information was useful. What I understood was that due to beamforming aiming is facilitated (should not be precise, as the beam will correct deviation).So the beam needs not be centered precisely. Due to beam correction aiming based on the signal strength is imprecise if beam-formin...
by bpwl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60G Aiming Methods
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: 60G Aiming Methods

by bpwl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: Wifi MPSK
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Feature Request: Wifi MPSK

Can probably be done already with "Access List"

private-pre-shared-key (string; Default: "") Used in WPA PSK mode.
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General problem
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: General problem

Mikrotik or client? If mikrotik OK, but client impossible and reset 5 minutes before IP lease expire. Wtf My Lease is set on 10 minutes so if half expiration time lease time is renewed it is 5 minutes for me :) missunderstand? Let Google be your friend ... https://www.google.com/search?q=lease+rene...
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to upgrade RouterOS and config in one step?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: How to upgrade RouterOS and config in one step?

Upload the *.npk file, upload the new *.rsc file.
Reset configuration with "Run After Reset" (including some delay inserted in the *.rsc), this will include the needed reboot.

WARNING: To be tested !!!!
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General problem
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: General problem

It is very common in DHCP leases to renew the lease when the lease time is halfway the lease period. It is not 5 minutes before expiration, it is a lease renewal halfway the lease period. Lease timeout is a time you can set as parameter in the DHCP server. The default lease time is indeed 10 minutes...
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik DNS missing features
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: Mikrotik DNS missing features

For me the DNS server of Mikrotik is only a DNS forwarder
A DNS forwarder only has a subset of the DNS server capabilities.
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: disabling RSTP - good idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: disabling RSTP - good idea?

What I learned about STP and RSTP was in a large Cisco switch network. I don't know if all applies to Mikrotik STP and RSTP or still applies today. But I have some concerns on limitations about using RSTP and certainly about the older STP. We built a fully redundant industrial switched network with ...
by bpwl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: which is good for access point (AP) LHG5 or SXT 5HnD ?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: which is good for access point (AP) LHG5 or SXT 5HnD ?

Device type doesn't matter when deciding which one to set up as AP and which one client. It's the amount of interference each can suffer and the one with more interference should be configured as AP. Most of vital tasks (such as channel selection, flow control, etc) is performed by AP, client just ...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps

Once had to install "a 100Mb hub / year 2000" to connect a PC on the 7th floor, with a shielded (!) cable coming from the basement and actually a little bit over the allowed length. The hub did better than the desktop PC ethernet card as there was also an impedance mismatch. This could tod...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off

If MAC access didn't work ....

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... n_US&gl=US

seems api based. But no experience with it.

EDIT: Tested on old Android tablet. Works OK with ROS 6.47.7 via api. 7 days free trial.
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps

Amazing ! No? So the port advertises 1000M , but drops to advertising 100M when that cable is plugged in. Tried the AR8327 switch chip data sheets, but the 394 pages didn't help much. (Did somebody set : Half Power Mode for Cable length less than 30m (for home installations) ??? ) We are not alone w...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps

If you remove the 1000M in the GUI, this is shown in the config export. /interface ethernet set [ find default-name=ether4 ] advertise=10M-half,10M-full,100M-half,100M-full That's what I don't understand. The hAP ac2 NOT advertising 1000M without config setting ? Even setting a MAC address is with O...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: MikroTik HAP AC2 fails to link 1Gbps

Huh? Why is advertising limited to 100Mbps? There is nothing in the config. RouterOS reacting on cable? (Not all 4 wire-pairs connected?) Just checked my hAP ac2: 1000M here with or without cable. Partner on ether3 is even only 100Mbps. Check cable with "/interface ethernet cable-test ether1 on...
by bpwl
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Is there a way to log into admin panel if service on port 80 was accidentially turned off

Telnet, SSH, Winbox are 3 other ways to connect.
Telnet and SSH from any standalone program like Putty,
Winbox as Windows program or Mikrotik APP on tablet or Smartphone.
by bpwl
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude - Winbox
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: The Dude - Winbox

I want to remote access all AccessPoints and Routerboards via winbox over the Dude. What do you mean with "over the Dude"? AFAIK DUDE has no access forwarding for Winbox as part of its functions. Some tools use the DUDE RouterOS as source, like Ping, Traceroute, Snmpwalk, Terminal, Torch....
by bpwl
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless download mostly very slow [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: wireless download mostly very slow [SOLVED]

Looking at your IP addresses, somewhat strange things here ... 1 IP route default gateway for the hAP ac is 192.168.88.1 2. This hAP ac has IP address 192.168.88.21 3. IP gateway for the client devices is 192.168.88.21 (but hAP ac is not a router for them!). They should also go directly to the defau...