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by bpwl
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)

I have WMM enabled. Should check the WMM info in the beacon.... just will do it ... WMM is clearly in the Routerboard (hAP ac2) beacon. . Klembord-3.jpg . And I see the normal values for "CW min" etc. . Klembord-2.jpg . But the QBSS is missing, as can be seen from any other AP, Like the Dr...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP^2 how extract firewall rules from an unencrypted backup?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: hAP^2 how extract firewall rules from an unencrypted backup?

The clue is ... use export/import for major upgrades. With no action or backup/restore use smaller upgrade steps. Only SMIPS devices have memory problems AFAIK. There has been a patch to mitigate that problem. https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=175735#p861577 If it is the default se...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAP^2 how extract firewall rules from an unencrypted backup?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: hAP^2 how extract firewall rules from an unencrypted backup?

My workaround would be ... make and save backup ... downgrade ROS ... restore the backup with firewall ... "export" as terminal command ... upgrade ROS ... restore saved backup The default firewall rules are available on the internet, but they are also in the default config of the hAP ac2 ...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)

The hAp ac2 is on release 6.47.10 , and there is no change in behavior compared to 6.45.6.. QBSS is not there with MT. Even if I try hard to create "laboratory conditions", this is not really the case. It is my home installation, with ISP modem, Draytek and hAp Lite in the garage, hAP ac2 ...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAP AC2 Wifi fault
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: hAP AC2 Wifi fault

"i'm watching their device's (iPhone 12) rssi switching from -64 to -88 over and over" Just asking: is it seen at the AP or is the RSSI really seen at the iPhone12? Normally the transmission "client to AP" is the weakest link. If that one does not get through the AP->client will...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs

For this method add all WLAN to the one bridge with also ether1, and fill in the VLAN id to tag in the Wireless setup of the WLAN where needed. Set VLAN mode to "use tag". All done, this works immediately, until you want to have 2 WLAN (eg one 2.4GHz and one 5 GHz) connected to the same V...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Configuration Restore from RB3011 to RB4011
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Configuration Restore from RB3011 to RB4011

Tried 100 times to use "import verbose" as there is "export verbose". Oh no! It is "verbose=yes".
by bpwl
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: wAP AC Basic Connection failure
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: wAP AC Basic Connection failure

Depending on what wAP ac you have there is or there is no ether2. If there is ether2, then OK this is a LAN port and should be OK for configuration access. If there is no ether2 (MIPSBE older version, RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD, not RBwAPG-5HacD2HnD) , then you have to enter via wifi, and "add ether1 to ...
by bpwl
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless backbone stability
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Wireless backbone stability

Check the size (diameter) of your network. Old STP is 7 hops, we all know. RSTP can go up to 40 hops, but the default set is 20 (max-message-age) ! As is the case for MSTP (max-hops)

viewtopic.php?t=169122#p829283
by bpwl
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac

MT wifi looks excellent. (The HW retransmits are part of the interface rate selector, and invisible (!) to iperf3.) The Retr counter here is the TCP retransmit decided by the TCP stack and its congestion avoidance protocol used, and its congestion window, in the clients Finding what caused these ret...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac

I have seen serious problems in this forum with the ARM hardware for wifi, cases of some years ago. (I just started late enough with MT to not been hit by that issue). On wifi retransmits the exact numbers are in the "registration table" . Packets versus HW packets, Frames versus HW Frames...
by bpwl
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac

OK. Now we can talk technically. So you retransmits are at the payload level from perf3. I still assume this is a UDP test, as normally TCP would reduce the speed to avoid lost packages (congestion avoidance) I don't know the region you are in, but isn't the "a" for FCC regulated regions, ...
by bpwl
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: hAp ac2 - large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/ac

Most of us know the limitations of the MT wifi implementation. But I look at it from a very technical point of view. Some claims correspond to those limitations, some don't seem to be related. So technically, what do you mean with "large number of packet retransmissions on 2ghz-g/n and 5ghz-n/a...
by bpwl
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Confused about chains
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Confused about chains

It is from IP 190.6.38.79 towards what? An IP on another network, or just local to the router where this rule is defined? Missing the "deny-" in any log line. Local acces to the router is the "input" chain, not the "forward" chain. Access to an IP address in the same su...
by bpwl
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP Relay configuration [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: DHCP Relay configuration [SOLVED]

DHCP relay is when the DHCP server itself is not reachable by the client, is on another (routed) network.
Klembord-2.jpg
Here DHCP server and clients are all on the same (bridged/switched) L2 network.
by bpwl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment

He then proceeds on telling me that this is only applicable if there are networks not controlled by us using same spectrum. Since we manage the whole building then only our networks have to use the spectrum. If we had other people's networks using the spectrum, then 40 MHz would not work well. Plea...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment

Honestly I don't see how you could possibly win this argument. He is obviously very confident about his own knowledge (so he won't take any technical arguments) and he is senior to you (so you can't force your view on him). Well what would you do in my place? Should I just leave it configured as is...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Using 40 Mhz wide channels in a 2.4 Ghz wireless network deployment

I can feel the stress. It will be very difficult to convince your senior, even if you do find enough scientific studies and peer-reviewed publications that say the opposite. Problem is , the wifi standards have evolved, and where an ac (wifi 5) system would gracefully make optimal use of the spectru...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP Relay configuration [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: DHCP Relay configuration [SOLVED]

Changing relay to switched network. Fixed IP and DHCP-client, both = lazy implementation (route and DNS will come with DHCP lease.) Clean up RB4011. Switch port setting, what for ??? Use either SWITCH or BRIDGE, not both. No DHCP relay needed . Bridge MAIN and Ether10 will not route between each oth...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3 routerboards bricked this week
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

Re: 3 routerboards bricked this week

The Netinstall process works correctly as observed from the output of the tool as well as the RB4011 serial console. Remember my routers were working fine *until* I flashed them with Netinstall. Should Netinstall encounter any error it would be presented in the output. I can't follow this. correctl...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3 routerboards bricked this week
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

Re: 3 routerboards bricked this week

When I check installation at stops at 69% saying the image is damaged. ERROR: no system package found! I would suspect the downloaded files. What happened to them? Some virus crippling the content? Network errors? Wrong files? Anti-virus software action (inoculation)? Memory bit error (non-ECC memo...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Questions about TKIP
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Questions about TKIP

I know, ... still have 3 sets of ink for my Canon, just replaced the printhead with a Chinese import at the cost of 1/2 ink set (but already bought Canon Megatank M3520) Still it is a personal balance ... old stuff ... security ... cost. How bad is TKIP ? Some sunday afternoon reading ... https://ww...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I have a dedicated FW that I wish to keep, but demote from being the Gateway placing a Mikrotik Router there in stead
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: I have a dedicated FW that I wish to keep, but demote from being the Gateway placing a Mikrotik Router there in stea

A bit difficult to comment on this, as it all depends ... on what functions are used, how complex the LAN network is, on what is desired as new functionality. Many setups are completely valid. Choosing the best might be a challenge. Even more , I never configured a Zyxel Firewall, so I don't know al...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Questions about TKIP
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Questions about TKIP

the main go "mad" and do not work as expected Some strong statements here on TKIP, and difficult to verify what of these are relevant with a specific (MT) implementation. It feels unpleasant as RouterOS lets you tick TKIP and AES, and also WPA and WPA2, and the ac models support different...
by bpwl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 136
Views: 11004

Re: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!

I've used the on-line package upgrade, but I would like to remember, that to upload the upgrade package, you must to upload the npk outside the /flash directory
... and that's not possible with SMIPS, as it is with the others.
by bpwl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Guest network doesn't have internet
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Guest network doesn't have internet

On the cAP config (without going through all lines one by one), some important concepts to remember: 1. When an interface is added to a bridge port, it becomes a slave interface. "IP address", "interface list membership" becomes irrelevant on the interface, as the setting of the ...
by bpwl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't access network [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Can't access network [SOLVED]

yes with gotchas (like DHCP leases)

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=175769#p860749
by bpwl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple "extention" type wifi station, how?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Simple "extention" type wifi station, how?

Do not expect great results as using wifi to extend traffic often leads to disappointment. "Extend traffic using wifi" indeed gets a performance hit. The classical "repeater" setup using only one radio is at least halving the bandwidth and more than doubles the delay. Using the ...
by bpwl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: For all you Mikrotik Geeks out there
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: For all you Mikrotik Geeks out there

... who is also mind reader ("optimal setup for me") If you want better performance: cut the trees ! 150 Mbps is a rather poor performance. But, who knows, as you missed the most interesting information: values in the registration table: TX/RX rate , CCQ If you want to safe/optimize energy...
by bpwl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Minor issue with login interface and a pwd manager
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Minor issue with login interface and a pwd manager

I'm not using a password manager plug-in, just standard Chrome. And username/password is filled in automatically (default settings). Just have to click login.
Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: while waiting for program 20
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: while waiting for program 20

by bpwl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple "extention" type wifi station, how?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Simple "extention" type wifi station, how?

If I understand well .... The Huawei is the main gateway and DHCP server. It is the main wifi AP. The wAP is used to connect via wifi to the Huawei AP, and to deliver connectivity via ethernet to the wired camera's. The wAP is not used as a wifi AP for other clients that connect to the wifi of the w...
by bpwl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 136
Views: 11004

Re: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!

*) poe - do not perform PoE firmware upgrade procedure on RB960 and OmniTik devices without PoE out;
Can you elaborate a bit ?
Could it be related to this? viewtopic.php?f=21&t=169553&p=831920#p831920
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 136
Views: 11004

Re: v6.47.10 [long-term] is released!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5rdQp3oKvA MikroTik Tutorial 97 - How to fix hAP Lite upgrade error "Not enough disk space" remember: start with the minimal package set, and then add the needed ones later. Never tried: "uninstall" ( not "disable" ) packages not needed ...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hEXlite can't ping public DNS server, but host on LAN can
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: hEXlite can't ping public DNS server, but host on LAN can

To see the reason we need the full config. But to give one possible hint: a router routes or switches traffic for the clients. Those clients probably get their needed information from a DHCP server. (IP address, default gateway (route), DNS server). The router (but sometimes another gateway) also do...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: RoMON can ping but not connect

"Clear cache" in WinBOX? (under tools menu)
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS Lite version 2.14 released!
Replies: 18
Views: 4116

Re: SwOS Lite version 2.14 released!

Changelog header has been added to RouterOS /Changelogs/ Stable release .
Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: RoMON can ping but not connect

Looks a bit like a WinBox immediate disconnect?. WinBox version mismatch? Sorry no experience on such disconnects, only this .... viewtopic.php?f=13&t=138905#p767826
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs

WLAN15 and WLAN25 are untagged interfaces. By putting pvid=15 and pvid=25 on the ports , for tagging the traffic from the WLAN interfaces you implicitly added WLAN15 and WLAN25 to the corresponding VLAN to send untagged traffic to the interfaces (see comment: "# egress behavior, handled automat...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Connection to wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Connection to wifi

Always optimistic :-) , but this was what I did read in OP's request ... "in order to connect devices to hAP's ethernet ports" . OP might think something else, but the text was "wifi uplink, ethernet downlink". So I only commented based on that information. Using "station&qu...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connection to wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Connection to wifi

establish a wireless connection between my hAP lite and my home wifi in order to connect devices to hAP's ethernet ports This is not a (half speed) repeater setup, but a simple station setup. I expect the speed to be as for any other 2S client wifi connection. Interface rate (and 1S versus 2S) can ...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Connection to wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Connection to wifi

don't ask soo much... :))
Wireless "Registration table" . Is there a wifi connection active ... or not ?
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: RoMON can ping but not connect

MAC Telnet? MAC SSH ? from Tools in CHR. Even Telnet or SSH from Tools in CHR.
Via Web-proxy on CHR and using HTTP from PC?
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs

Should work. But disable STP on bridge and potentially on other end of cable as well. (Have run into cases where HP Procurve switches saw a loop when VLAN's were used, as it counted each VLAN as a direct path)
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: RoMON can ping but not connect

Sorry, I was referring tot the WAPR for the "Firewall" and "MAC Server" settings. Masquerade on the CHR to allow all clients (PC) to have the same IP address on the wAPR for the response. (This is instead of the RoMON hop on the CHR) "MAC server" , is under Tools, and s...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: RoMON can ping but not connect

Firewall setting? MAC server setting? EoiP-tunnel is member of what "Interface list" ? And heh .... , I use a similar setup. Use CHR as IP default gateway for PC, SSTP is used with masquerade, but No EoIP, nor RoMON (MAC based access ?) but Winbox, with normal IP based access. The CHR used...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs

these requests do not show up on ether1 How do you check? If it is tagged on the bridge, it should be tagged on ether1. (Unless STP/RSTP is blocking the transfer) We have not defined a VLAN interface here that can read/write in the VLAN 15 or 25. Should not be needed for normal traffic. You did not...
by bpwl
Mon May 31, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: WLAN SSIDs attached to VLANs

There is a first must read, if you want to understand the current way of handling VLAN in Routeros (aka "bridge method".) See link above. However to take a shortcut , I use 2 ways to handlel this in the AP. 1. Also old style (when VLAN's were handled via Switch, or just handled with a non-...
by bpwl
Sun May 30, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB2011 wireless speed very low?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: RB2011 wireless speed very low?

OP did not give information on the wireless connection. What is the "interface rate" found in the "Registration tabel" ? Could be 144Mbps/2S/SG , but also 72Mbps/1S/SGI what are the best possible values for 20 MHz bandwidth. Could also be much less. The "data rate" is o...
by bpwl
Sun May 30, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?
Replies: 19
Views: 5291

Re: Has Mikrotik finally solved port flapping issue in the newer hardware?

Just thinking remotely ... you never know it helps, or triggers ideas - what happens if the AVM box is connected to the 2nd switch chip of the RB4011 (ether6-ether10) ? - are you using an UPS for one of the devices or both? UPS (when they generate just square waves instead of pure sine waves) can in...
by bpwl
Fri May 28, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Short but periodic packet loss on 2xSXTSq AC link
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Short but periodic packet loss on 2xSXTSq AC link

"Interface change" as cause ?
Maybe other forum entries might help with ideas ... like: viewtopic.php?t=105456
by bpwl
Fri May 28, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router mikrotik hexpoe
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Router mikrotik hexpoe

Your PoE port on your MT have to be passive I hope HEX PoE (= Powerbox Pro) is even better than most other MT and really supports 802.3 af/at with the correct power supply. (Pin layout mode B only? Never tried it with a camera) Note: Some MikroTik devices support all of the described standards (e.g...
by bpwl
Thu May 27, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router mikrotik hexpoe
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Router mikrotik hexpoe

Check your camera PoE in requirements (passive, 802.3 af/at , voltage). For 48V you will need another power supply (something like https://mikrotik.com/product/48POW )

On the hEX poE , set/check poE out
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by bpwl
Thu May 27, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Short but periodic packet loss on 2xSXTSq AC link
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Short but periodic packet loss on 2xSXTSq AC link

What's in the LOG about those hiccups? (/system logging topics=wireless) . EG: Disconnect, reassociation, sending station leaving reason (1,3,8), excessive data loss, received deauth, group key exchange ..... etc etc etc If it not the wireless, next thing to check is the spanning tree. (STP,RSTP ......
by bpwl
Thu May 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: WAP AC marked as "NEW"
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: WAP AC marked as "NEW"

MT did not change the "wAP ac" name. So be careful when you order the device: check the product code: RBwAPG-5HacD2HnD (ARM processor version) to be certain it is the new one..
The old product code is RBwAPG-5HacT2HnD, T not D, because of the triple 5 GHz chain in the old mipsbe.revision.
by bpwl
Wed May 26, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't ping, no TCP/IP, how to debug?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Can't ping, no TCP/IP, how to debug?

OK, focus on "route" now.
Pinging from or to same subnet ? Then there is no routing needed if subnetmasks are correctly defined.
by bpwl
Wed May 26, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't ping, no TCP/IP, how to debug?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Can't ping, no TCP/IP, how to debug?

Looks like something is wrong with TCP/IP config. As further test I removed all entries in ARP list: this solved issue. ARP should be a very dynamic list, of IP-address/MAC address tuples, based on ARP requests and responses. Is the ARP setting on the interfaces anything other than "enabled&quo...
by bpwl
Mon May 24, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DISC Lite5 ac PtP NV2 Hickups and generally disapointing performance
Replies: 19
Views: 8245

Re: DISC Lite5 ac PtP NV2 Hickups and generally disapointing performance

Thanks @mkx. I only knew formulas about "free air" losses. Things like this : https://semfionetworks.com/blog/free-sp ... -diagrams/
Always interested to learn more.
by bpwl
Mon May 24, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DISC Lite5 ac PtP NV2 Hickups and generally disapointing performance
Replies: 19
Views: 8245

Re: DISC Lite5 ac PtP NV2 Hickups and generally disapointing performance

@mkx. Very nice, clear and correct documentation on EIRP, and on the real benefits of antenna gain when regulation limits the EIRP. To dot the i's and cross the t's (and sorry for that) (more or less proportional to more or less third power of distance) I thought the received power reduces with the ...
by bpwl
Mon May 24, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Add +1 here if you liked "white brick" mikrotik design
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Add +1 here if you liked "white brick" mikrotik design

+1

Had to remove several hAP ac2 black boxes because they are perceived as UGLY and did not match in any way with the interior.

Personally I don't like anything painted with "rubber like" paint. Experience learns that this paint becomes sticky after some years.
by bpwl
Sun May 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

Yep, there are 2 options. Two dedicated routing tables , or using the main table and one dedicated routing table.(@ZeroByte s way of doing)

So far there were no dedicated routing tables yet .... but it changes fast
by bpwl
Sun May 23, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

For working without the need for mangle rules to set routing marks .... Still missing the ISP2 routing table, with ISP2 distance =1 (and if you want failover ISP1 distance=2) Main routing table with ISP1 distance=1 and ISP2 distance=2 is OK Remark: you can change the distance of the DHCP-client inhe...
by bpwl
Sun May 23, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

Dear OP. I think you have almost all possible combinations (routing rules, routing marks, bridges, VLAN). All configurations (both posts) can work. (On the VLAN: study the complex theory in Mikrotik as @anav mentioned (documents the bridge method). Normally you bring all involved ethernet interfaces...
by bpwl
Sun May 23, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

Is there a reason that I don't see right now to use pppoe and pptp , and not just 2 times pppoe-out (1&2) . Or is "pptp-client" just a typo ? Aaaarg, never used PPPoE on Mikrotik or 2 PPPoE to the same provider. I see the problem, and the workaround is not so easy: https://forum.mikro...
by bpwl
Sun May 23, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

I'll try to understand .... and eliminate what I can (there is no need for a VLAN, nor for a second bridge as there is only ether3 connected) ether1-rds : ethernet connection to your ISP ppoe-rds-home: your first account interface ppoe-rds-work: your second account interface ether3 : ethernet to you...
by bpwl
Sat May 22, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

@anav : coincidence or not? I see two times in a short time an example with 2 ppp interfaces : ppoe-out1 and pptp-out1 (your example, and the referenced text from Chupaka on "Routing failover without scripting") Let's suppose that we have two uplinks: GW1, GW2. It can be addresses of ADSL ...
by bpwl
Sat May 22, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Setting two ISP connections on 2 vlans, same ISP cable [SOLVED]

I assume you can use a simple setup .... - you have one ISP ethernet cable (this will support the PPPoE connections) - you have 2 independent PPPoe client interfaces, one each for your ISP PPPoE accounts - This is your WAN side, with 2 interfaces. WAN and LAN normally are not bridged. So this ethern...
by bpwl
Fri May 21, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Proxy detected
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Problem with Proxy detected

What I see on your screen is that the IP mentioned (is it yours?) is in the list of the "bad guys", like there are many blacklists for spamming or open mail servers, that list can be checked before you accept the mail. 1. If it is your IP address, then you will have to get your address rem...
by bpwl
Fri May 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with Proxy detected
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Problem with Proxy detected

My 5cent on this .... - use of a proxy is a decision of the browser. Browser can select one through settings, or can get the information from DHCP or via the PAC file (proxy.pac, wspad.dat) (https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-do-i-find-my-proxy-server-address). PAC files are used by your IT depa...
by bpwl
Thu May 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with MikroTik mAp lite reset to default settings.
Replies: 6
Views: 8689

Re: Help with MikroTik mAp lite reset to default settings.

From the mAP Lite user manual: https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/UM/mAP+lite Buttons and jumpers RouterBOOT reset button has the following functions: Hold the button before powering on the device, and at power-up, the button will force load the backup boot loader. Continue holding the button fo...
by bpwl
Mon May 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow speed with Cap AC
Replies: 30
Views: 2570

Re: Slow speed with Cap AC

Buying stuff is off-topic here, but I do know @anav how to buy on-line (And CA is not on my shops-list). NL,DE,CN is. UK has been dropped now because of Brexit and the new import duties) To be a bit more on topic: I'm very pleased with the control I have with RouterOS and DUDE. (90 units 1200km from...
by bpwl
Sun May 16, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mikrotik sxt lte kit (R11e_lte) works well with PC win 10 but does'nt work with router tp_ link Archer vr 400 WAN port .
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: mikrotik sxt lte kit (R11e_lte) works well with PC win 10 but does'nt work with router tp_ link Archer vr 400 WAN po

Study your Archer vr400. (DSL & LAN-WAN connection !?). What is that "vlan" doing there? Windows10 was using Vlan also ???
by bpwl
Sun May 16, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Connecting 2nd MikroTik AP via ethernet cable
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Connecting 2nd MikroTik AP via ethernet cable

Fairly easy if you understand how it works. (You may lose connection while doing it. Winbox MAC access to the rescue) On 2nd AP add ALL ethernet ports (and WLAN) to the bridge. (There is no WAN function needed in the 2nd AP.) On the 2nd AP add or move a DHCP client on the bridge, and remove the DHCP...
by bpwl
Sat May 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow speed with Cap AC
Replies: 30
Views: 2570

Re: Slow speed with Cap AC

( you are getting ripped off in europe for this one)
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I saw dramatic differences with Ruckus as well ...
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Amazing, do the same with hAP ac2 or any other Mikrotik device (Amazon.ca<->Amazon.de). " You are getting ripped off @anav in Canada for this one"
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by bpwl
Sat May 15, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: DFS is making me nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: DFS is making me nuts

Quite some times there is no radar around. "False positive" radar detections are quite common. They come from other (MT) AP's that are close by, or the AP just sees its own signal reflected and distorted as a typical radar signal. Sometimes you even see "phantom" MT AP with Snoop...
by bpwl
Thu May 13, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems with streaming media over local network after moving to hAp ac2
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Problems with streaming media over local network after moving to hAp ac2

And this will set DSCP for all TCP packets, I presume? This was only the first example ... Klembord-2.jpg The firewall rules have many filters (https://rickfreyconsulting.com/basic-traffic-priorities-rev-3-1/) (https://rickfreyconsulting.com/explanation-of-mikrotik-firewall-pattern-matchers/) Like ...
by bpwl
Thu May 13, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A specific WiFi problem with hAP ac^3
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: A specific WiFi problem with hAP ac^3

DSCP must be set before, e.g. my streaming NAS does this, if not either set priority yourselves based on firewall rule selection, or set DSCP.
Maybe this helps: https://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/ ... 103908.pdf
by bpwl
Thu May 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems with streaming media over local network after moving to hAp ac2
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Problems with streaming media over local network after moving to hAp ac2

From that I gather that that mangle rule doesn't work because there is nothing for it to work on, since DSCP is not set. DSCP must be set before, e.g. my streaming NAS does this, if not either set priority yourselves based on firewall rule selection, or set DSCP. Maybe this helps: https://mum.mikro...
by bpwl
Wed May 12, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: LTE failover - am I going crazy?
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: LTE failover - am I going crazy?

Have a look at this ... viewtopic.php?f=23&t=157048

If there is no incoming traffic, then you don't even need the routing marks : viewtopic.php?f=23&t=157048#p827694
by bpwl
Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Too many address in /ip dns static
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Too many address in /ip dns static

Rings a bell, or is unknown ???
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by bpwl
Tue May 11, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Suspect hAP ac lite wasn't new

Never seen . It's not from Mikrotik afaik.

Isn't the System->Resources-> Total Sector writes , an indication of usage and wear that survives reboots and upgrades ?
6.45.9 ROS version in your discovery ... is this the same as in "Factory Software" on the same Resources page?.
by bpwl
Tue May 11, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow google drive upload speed when passing trought Mikrotik Board.
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Slow google drive upload speed when passing trought Mikrotik Board.

Keep looking ... Mikrotik has some information for you in the interface status and stats. Check the values and compare the RB850Gx2 and the HAP Lite. 1. Are you using the same cable for the connection tests? 2. RB850Gx2 has gigabit ports, the hAp Lite has only 100 megabit ports. The negotiation outc...
by bpwl
Mon May 10, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MIKROTIK RB911G-2HPND, Maximum speed possible
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: MIKROTIK RB911G-2HPND, Maximum speed possible

https://mikrotik.com/product/RB911G-2HPnD Wireless specification. 300Mbps is the "interface rate" ! See http://mcsindex.com/ , yellow field, 40 MHz bandwidth (use only if you are alone there!), dual stream, MCS15, SGI=short guard interval of 0.4µs) Practical throughput could be 200Mbps for...
by bpwl
Sun May 09, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow speed with Cap AC
Replies: 30
Views: 2570

Re: Slow speed with Cap AC

Data speed in wifi comes in 2 different definitions: 1. Interface rate. The rate at which data is leaving the interface. This is theoretically defined, and Mikrotik is no exception. List of attainable interface rates can be found here: http://mcsindex.com/ . You just have to understand the Spatial s...
by bpwl
Thu May 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A specific WiFi problem with hAP ac^3
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: A specific WiFi problem with hAP ac^3

What causes the interrupts? Probably other signal interfering. Take control of your setup: check your environment (Freq Usage, Snooper) and avoid other traffic. Activate WMM priority based on DSCP for multimedia. - Frequency = auto : you have no idea what you will get! Other brand may select other f...
by bpwl
Wed May 05, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Locked out of router
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Locked out of router

".... allowed passwordless use of the wifi but then I wanted to allow my devices alone without setting a password and so I used the user access list .... I removed myself from the user access list before I could disable to option to use user access list. Now I cannot connect to it wirelessly an...
by bpwl
Wed May 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)

I would like to know if this is a general performance problem. I do see issues with 6.47.9 @home (my test bed), but I'm not sure if it is related to MT. The issues are non-specific and different for all devices, (like a relative old laptop with only a 802.11n interface , that sees the wAP ac 1/2 of ...
by bpwl
Mon May 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)

So it seems not to be the wifi connection. Difficult but very interesting case. Looking forward for more information on your experiments. Maybe look into more information (like CPU load, Profile, Sniffer or Wireshark dump to see the packet timing (what side is delayed?) ....).
by bpwl
Mon May 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: 802.11ac severe speed degradation with ROS above 6.45.9 (LTS)

Difficult one. Just some hints (0. My favorite ROS version is 6.45.6 , yes stable, but really stable) 1. With channel on "auto" and "XXXX" sideband you leave quite some variation in your setup that is not related to the performance of a certain release, but dependent on the chann...
by bpwl
Mon May 03, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Locked out of router
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Locked out of router

If not all MAC addresses are removed from the access list ... and you know what that MAC address is ...
... Take a MT router (hAP Lite, mAP Lite, ... any other that you can apply power to), set the WLAN MAC address to the known value, set "station" mode, scan for the SSID and connect.
by bpwl
Mon May 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.13 released!
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: SwOS version 2.13 released!

It could all be time-dependent, as the problem was visible in the download or end of download , after contacting "upgrade.mikrotik.com". Even the local "Upgrade" button contacted the server and failed. There is indeed almost a day difference between the trial to upgrade. So maybe...
by bpwl
Sun May 02, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.13 released!
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: SwOS version 2.13 released!

So we can add this one: for upgrading from 2.12 to 2.13 make sure to turn RSTP on. With RSTP off the upgrade fails. On-line "download&upgrade" worked fine with RSTP turned on. https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=163657&p=848903#p819200 I didn't care to do any test a...
by bpwl
Sun May 02, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.13 released!
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: SwOS version 2.13 released!

In SwOS 2.12 on the Upgrade tab page the buttons "Download & Upgrade" and the "Upgrade" button seem to execute exactly the same code. (Where the "Upgrade" button is supposed to use the local file, as indicated with "File for Upgrade", it just seems to igno...
by bpwl
Sat May 01, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tree's obstructing CPE LOS to AP ~ bandwidth!
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: Tree's obstructing CPE LOS to AP ~ bandwidth!

The information to be compared between daytime and evening is in the "Registration" table. Detailed view (or print) of the connection shows values for CCQ and the resulting RX/TX interface rates. NV2 does not give the ratio Frames/HW Frames, so HW retransmits are hidden (I don't even know ...
by bpwl
Sat May 01, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.13 released!
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: SwOS version 2.13 released!

I had the same experience. In the second attempt (manually downloaded file) the browser still mentioned "Waiting for upgrade.mikrotik.com" after pressing the upgrade button. The file was already local, and the reference to it was entered, so what is the connection to upgrade.mikrotik.com f...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SwOS version 2.13 released!
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: SwOS version 2.13 released!

uploading firmware to the CSS106 also fails, device reboots into factory firmware. after powercycle the swith is back in 2.12 ... Did You get the switch to download and install? Or did You download the file and installed manually? I have one CSS106-1G-4P-1S, and the upgrade went fine. The switch do...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Dark Mode for Winbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Dark Mode for Winbox

Workaround ? Windows "high contrast" mode ????
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by bpwl
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP WIFI max distance and how to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: wAP WIFI max distance and how to improve

Yes. I hope the iPhone does handle it.
And the "play dead" time for the weather channels (5600-5640) is a full 10 minutes, after every change or startup. Selecting "10min CAC" for DFS Skip can avoid those.
by bpwl
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP WIFI max distance and how to improve
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: wAP WIFI max distance and how to improve

Well to be a bit more technical , I would like to suggest some steps. - First; don't use the data speed as diagnostic test. It's too indirect as indicator for improving the range of the wAP. It is OK as end-result test, but not precise enough as a diagnostic tool. - What is the speed you mention? St...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Access Point and station at the same time on wAP LTE RBwAPR-2nD 2
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: WiFi Access Point and station at the same time on wAP LTE RBwAPR-2nD 2

Is the master interface set to the same channel and channel width as the house wifi? (Channel cannot be auto on the house wifi, because that is non-deterministic). Never tried it myself if it connects or not, but this is certainly a prerequisite for connection.
by bpwl
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RBSXTG-5HPacD-SA as a client
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: RBSXTG-5HPacD-SA as a client

You can use the RBSXTG-5HPacD as a client. Just set it to "station bridge" or any other client method. It will still have the wide angle. However normally you don't need that level 4 RouterOS license to be a client. There is no specific client model in that hardware family (anymore, the RB...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz -not visible
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: 5GHz -not visible

Any time you touch a 5 GHz WLAN that is using the DFS channels as AP, you have to wait the DFS radar check time (Radar check start event is in the LOG). For channels 100 (freq 5500) and up that check time is 1 full minute. For the weather radar channels 120-128 (5600-5640 MHz) that radar check time ...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC + capsman performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: hAP AC + capsman performance

Some more reading .... https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=174113#p851770 But here you have no MSS/MTU nor interface speed mismatch. Still TCP congestion control plays a major role. That rabbit hole is very deep ... things we can do, things Mikrotik can do, but also Linux and even the...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC + capsman performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: hAP AC + capsman performance

You should get 360Mbps, or even 400Mbps unidirectional in UDP. (=without TCP ack answers, and no TCP congestion control) My test was even with devices on different floors. No CAPsMAN used. (Should be the same as with local offloading. However I have seen default settings by CAPsMAN like A-MSDU=2048 ...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction

MTU is OK, if MSS/MTU discovery works well. What happens if the ethernet MTU is 1500 and the tunnel MTU is 1400 , and the MTU discover did not work. In other equipment (Juniper, Netscape, Fortinet, ...) there was the option to re-write the MSS in the TCP discover, so the sender would learn the small...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC + capsman performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: hAP AC + capsman performance

OK. TX-power is no issue here, it was just that odd -30dBm. But you have more AP's and clients around. So using "Freq usage" and "Snooper" is a must to find out what is near your test devices. Beware that a low signal level is enough for co-channel interference avoidance (mutex w...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC + capsman performance
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: hAP AC + capsman performance

channel.tx-power= -30: that is almost dead, you probably wanted +30 dBm 17 dBm: common practice in 2.4 GHz band to reduce the power in the hope to reduce the interference with others, but this not done that often in 5 GHz as the walls tend to attenuate the signal more. Lower TX-power is also related...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is CAP AC wifi speed always lower than half of spec? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Why is CAP AC wifi speed always lower than half of spec? [SOLVED]

One can calculate what the performance can be. Indeed it is possible to do better buffer management than the current RouterOS implementation. The 400-500 Mbps is not about the half duplex nature of wifi, it is about the wifi overhead, which is very important at high interface rates. Bi-directional w...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

We can only speculate how it works. All those other brands that talk in 100%,90%, 75%,50%,25%,10% TX power setting, how do they implement it? Over all MCS encodings, or is that wishful thinking (again)? Indeed we can only guess. Unless somebody with some professional measurement gear can do some me...
by bpwl
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb

Without the details of your setup, it's difficult what you are doing to claim this low performance. So , weekend with rain, and covid-19 lockdown, plenty of time for a little experiment. I have no 2nd hAp ac2 or ac3, so I have to do it with a free Omnitik ac (single CPU, weaker in performance than a...
by bpwl
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb

Buyer beware. Marketing numbers are a list of performances that once where tested in a lab. Numbers are correct in ideal conditions and not achievable at the same time (eg. interface rate versus range). The load does not correspond to real life protocols. (AC1200 ; sum of multiple wifi interfaces). ...
by bpwl
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Not a problem with pre-ac hardware which can show exact values used. I think that is the major frustration, not to have that information on ac-type interfaces (not even on n-type interface of the hAp ac2). Having that information would solve it (I know the new chipset is not returning that informat...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: ac2 vs ac3 wifi not over 200Mb

Closely look at what the wireless registration tells you. You already saw the TX and RX rate, and CCQ. But check the full line like "866Mbps-80MHz/2S/SGI" , and the signal strength (must be lower than -35dBm) as well. In the best conditions with 866Mbps, you can expect 400Mbps payload data...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.38 serious DHCP server problem
Replies: 115
Views: 48242

Re: ROS 6.38 serious DHCP server problem

That DHCP problem over pseudo-bridges seems to be everywhere!??? Still having an almost useless TP-link RE450 v2 "repeater" on my desk , I saw the OpenWRT reference, and implemented it. (the original firmware needs too much DHCP server manipulation and it selects the wrong channels and ba...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Well learned something here (like why the TX power is really limited for higher MCS encoding), but as I always want to find an experiment to check theories, also learned that: - the hAP ac Lite is quite comfortable in use with the TX power setting with "all rates fixed" ----- the decline i...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?
Replies: 30
Views: 2164

Re: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?

Pfff ... if you want a switch, config it as a switch, not as a router please. /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] supplicant-identity=MikroTik Wireless ???? No need for wireless. /ip pool add name=vpn ranges=192.168.89.2-192.168.89.255 add name=pool1 ranges=10.10.0.60-10....
by bpwl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?
Replies: 30
Views: 2164

Re: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?

I prefer to avoid that "internet detect". It changes your configuration. There is absolutely no need for "internet detect".

If the connected ether ports remain disabled with the cable in, something is wrong with the cable or connector. (Did it snap in?).
by bpwl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?
Replies: 30
Views: 2164

Re: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?

Remove "WAN" from /interface list "interface=ether1 list=WAN" - - - Change this to LAN. Yes. OR Add ether1 to the bridge. Make sure the bridge is in the LAN interface list. The "interface list" where the (slave) interface belongs to doesn't matter, if they are ports of...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?
Replies: 30
Views: 2164

Re: Mikrotik Switch - it is not a switch?

So I go for option two: Use it with the default bridge setup. I just choose defaults and it says "all ports are switched". Great! :) That sounds exactly like I need. I connect my WAN and my LAN-cable at the datacenter to the switch - and nothing happens. No internet - there appears to be ...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powerbox Pro - no POE
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Powerbox Pro - no POE

Just thinking: is this RouterOS/firmware related ???? The PowerboxPro identifying as hEX PoE appeared from a certain RouterOS version onward AFAIK. Powerbox Pro's here are OK. Running RoS 6.45.6, but announcing as "hEX PoE (mipsbe)".also. WinBox used is v3.24. PoE tab on ethernet interface...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ghost snooper records / 20dB signal loss
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: ghost snooper records / 20dB signal loss

Simple example: Omnitik looking at ISP modem in other room. One AP, one station being the AP itself, 3 xxxx from neighbors All view (remark: frequency= AP= stations in traffic) Freq sees 1 network and 4 stations in the same freq network sees 1 station in that network (the 3 neighbors are silent now)...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ghost snooper records / 20dB signal loss
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: ghost snooper records / 20dB signal loss

What do you mean without data? - sometimes SSID is missing (hidden SSID network, not well decoded SSID, non-802.11 based device (nv2 will be recognized by snooper as it is also MT) but other protocols will not be decoded. - sometimes power reading is missing or is also missing - signal that is not c...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction

How would you recommend to tune MSS in RouterOS to best adapt it for tunnel performance? MSS should be set to have no fragmentation (introduced by the tunnel encapsulation and UDP overhead). It is typical lower than the ethernet MSS. TCP should discover the max MSS size, but does not always. It saf...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction

Is it possible that Mikrotik updated the TCP congestion control algorithm (I doubt it)? No idea. The TCP congestion plays at the end-points. If 2 devices communicate over the MT, is the TCP session terminated at the MT or not? With a webproxy it is, normal routed traffic is not, even NAT is not. In...
by bpwl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction

I'll see if I can wireshark the tunnel an look for retransmissions. ... also look at the timing of the packets. Which side is introducing the delay? Be aware of the fact that some TCP implementations only ACK every other packet. (There is a delay of 120ms for a burst of uneven number of packets for...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

It all depends ... on your case at hand. Sometimes you want weak clients off ASAP (when you have other AP that will pick it up). Sometimes you just want optimal MCS rate (low noise), but do not want to lose connection (there is no other better AP, or the disconnect is disturbing, and/or is due to th...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Well if "antenna gain" works the same way, there indeed is no difference, but there is an OFI here (OFI= opportunity for improvement). The max TX power in the Atheros list per MCS rate has indeed more to do with the required linearity of the amplifier for higher MCS rate, than the more com...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

What do you mean "none is true?"
What does antenna gain do with your RF spectrum , other than raising it ?
Klembord-1.jpg
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

This way you make an AP that is performing way below par, that is interfering more than any other other AP, that looses connection easily, since the chipset with 6-7dBm variation in allowed TX power according MCSrate is in use. With the old 18-16dBm chipset the difference in handling was within the ...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Which means that even though beacon power is reduced and thus coverage shrinks, area covered with MCS7 will stay the same. I know this, or let's say I think it is indeed the implementation with MT. Unfortunately so. By doing it this way (just cap on the max power) the power curve gets flattened. Th...
by bpwl
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 64
Views: 7106

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

Yes, you can always drive in 1st gear with your car to reduce the max speed you are driving .... Relative setting and absolute setting is not the same: - you have to find the max values for the regulatory domain (CLI) , and the values vary with the frequency or channel - you have to find somewhere t...
by bpwl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Indoor PTP links without line of sight
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Indoor PTP links without line of sight

Putting another Disc5 in place of the Audience would obviously give more bandwidth Not my expectation. Antenna gain is reciproque. The gain at reception if often of more value than the gain while transmitting, because the legal EIRP limit will reduce the TX power for high gain antenna. So a Disc5 w...
by bpwl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Indoor PTP links without line of sight
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Indoor PTP links without line of sight

My personal experience is that Omnidirectional performs better than directional. eg. hAp ac2 and hAP ac Lite, perform better than Omnitik ac, and even better than SXTsq 5 ac. In my indoor situation! Units on different floors, path has to pass several brick walls also. The only explanation I have is...
by bpwl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Access Point and station at the same time on wAP LTE RBwAPR-2nD 2
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: WiFi Access Point and station at the same time on wAP LTE RBwAPR-2nD 2

What I would try .... (I haven't done it yet): swap WLAN functions between master WLAN and virtual WLAN. -normally your wifi WLAN setup is using the master/physical WLAN as "station bridge", and a virtual WLAN as "AP bridge". The "station bridge" will search for your ho...
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can the RB260GSP Switch power both the Hex Router and the hap ac lite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Can the RB260GSP Switch power both the Hex Router and the hap ac lite?

hAP Lite (2.4GHz only, very low cost, powered by USB or USB/powerline) and hAp ac Lite (very versatile 2.4+5GHz router, with PoE in and one PoE out) are 2 different devices.

Powering hAP ac Lite, hAP ac2, wAP ac, SXTsq 5ac, Omnitik 5 ac, hEX, ..... no problem with RB260GSP
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why is there "Current Tag" & "Current Untagged" in each VLAN
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Why is there "Current Tag" & "Current Untagged" in each VLAN

I would expect there is a general overview, telling me, on which port is which traffic, tagged or untagged. I think you have the information you need, be it not in the table-design you wish. This table is VLAN by VLAN, listing all the interfaces that use that VLAN. You can add the columns "tag...
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Slow VPN speed with single TCP stream in one direction

Any pointers? OK. Slow transfer over a long distance? This sounds like "TCP congestion avoidance" kicking in. Windows has moved on from the initial RENO and TAHOE and other algoritmes, to the default "compound". But now you can also set CUBIC. https://msandbu.org/windows-10-and-s...
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Point to Point with upload greater than download
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Point to Point with upload greater than download

It's not easy to solve a problem with just this data. (Physical placement, neighbor transmitters, TX power set (regulatory domain), etc is missing) But even with that it would be difficult. Just what I see ... from the status screenshot. - The bandwidth tests are 100% in line with the status informa...
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Last octet bit of of IP address
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Last octet bit of of IP address

Some Eastern thinking .... - Your remark on the zero value for the network, was correct (a long time ago). This was correct for a class C network in the 1980's , when Unix computers used the null address (000) for broadcast, where others used 255 as broadcast. The Unix variant disappeared and the nu...
by bpwl
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issues Turing Off DHCP Server in RouterOS 6.47.9
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Issues Turing Off DHCP Server in RouterOS 6.47.9

Unfortunately when I disable the DHCP (IP >> DHCP Server >> DHCP tab), it takes out the router. I am not able to access it or anything else on my network. I can not even hook the router directly up to my laptop and access it. I have to do a factory reset first. When you disable the DHCP server on t...
by bpwl
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ghost snooper records / 20dB signal loss
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: 20dB drop overnight

I performed a wireless snoop and I am confused by the number of records that have no data and report a large number of stations. (attached). In Snooper, you have frequencies (channels), networks and stations. Frequencies do not report MAC addresses, they are in the network and station lines. Either...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP

Thank you for your reply. Played around with settings, did not give any improvements. Changed the location of cAP to more open space in house, now the 5Ghz speed is more acceptable (getting around 150 Mbps) , 2.4Ghz speed still is really slow (around 6Mbps). Placement of the AP is very important in...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected

(MKX is faster in typing than me. I will post it anyway .... :-) ) I'd be disappointed if you didn't. It's always pleasure to read your highly skilled and very informative posts, I always learn something new. Well sometimes it takes a while to formulate the answer. And then somebody was quicker. I ...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected

I got a slightly different result Yes I did cut off the output. a-turbo mode ???? Don't know what that is. Actually mode "a" is not used in European continent, AFAIK. On the more recent RoS versions, you have the ability to select "skip DFS" on a 5 GHz WLAN interface , skip ALL ...
by bpwl
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP

Changed my home setup, now also able to test (ISP modem and downlink to hAPac2, wAP ac, Draytek Vigor). All have 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi. Inter MT test on cable is OK, traffic passing through the ISP modem switch.. (Saw slow start of speedtest.net on hAP ac2 with 6.47.9 LT, only got 8 Mbps download). Dow...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: hap ac2 selects outdoor 5ghz frequency by default when indoor is selected

There is some special interpretation of indoor/outdoor freq by Mikrotik.. In some of their country tables they tag the outdoor freq as "outdoor". In some other they don't tag the outdoor freq (what is correct in MHO). Then they have installation "indoor/outdoor/any". Installation...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP

These are good wifi numbers. Almost perfect signal and interface rate. If the channel is free to transmit (other devices around in the neighborhood may consume the airtime) , then half of the interface rate should be possible as data rate. (If D8:F1:5B:C6:AE:2B is not very active, because that one i...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP

You are fairly alone, so channel 8 is Ok in that case (only). Otherwise use channel 1, 6 or 11, and 20 MHz bandwidth. The problem does not seem interference, so we have to look elsewhere. 1. What are the "registrations" telling about the connection of the client devices? 2. For 5GHz the sa...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHGG LTE6 kit internet dropping and slower than with a cheap 4G router
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: LHGG LTE6 kit internet dropping and slower than with a cheap 4G router

Don't get it. Huawei B535-232 gets RSRP of -100 dBm, and LHG is lower (-101, -105, -111, -117) ????? At least gets -95dBm in the scan. But still.
Should jump to -80 dBm and higher for the same signal. [Unless the LHG is indoor ;-( ]
by bpwl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is there a way to increase range/signal of cAP AC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Is there a way to increase range/signal of cAP AC?

In most cases the transmit power of the client is the limiting factor, not the transmit power of the AP. Mostly AP's transmit near the max allowed power (20 dBm/30 dBm), however laptops, tablets and smartphones have a lower (14 dBm) to much lower (10 dBm) transmit power. Klembord-5.jpg The (real phy...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: 2.4Ghz speed became super slow on cAP

Maybe you should reconsider the 802.11 basics and apply them to your case. What I see, without having enough information to give the steps needed to improve this installation ... Basics: - 802.11 is all about waiting for each other (how weak the signal is doesn't matter) , to share the scarce resour...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Three Subnets in one ethernet interface [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Three Subnets in one ethernet interface [SOLVED]

Even with the static IP addresses (or reserved DHCP leases), as this works when the router has the 3 IP addresses, and all clients use that router on the corresponding IP address, there might be a problem with RouterOS sending ICMP redirects. I did NOT experience this myself, just have read it in th...
by bpwl
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success
Replies: 82
Views: 48311

Re: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success

Sorry , that test was a long time ago. But I see it was the DHCPOffer not reaching the client; https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116963#p734225 I did not build that test setup again, as using a different DHCP server was already a workaround, and since then all repeaters were replace...
by bpwl
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success
Replies: 82
Views: 48311

Re: DHCP Offering Lease Without Success

I'm not surprised that our WiFi guru @bpwl did not trip over it, after all this setting has nothing to do with wireless per se. The wireless connection did establish for @OP, it's wireless client which freaked out because it didn't get IP address in timely fashion (due to reasons unrelated to wirel...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible ICMP redirect bug / change in behavior?
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: Possible ICMP redirect bug / change in behavior?

Yup - that's what I disabled. Still getting them. If i check what Cisco does, the redirect would not be sent, even with redirect enabled. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/routing-information-protocol-rip/13714-43.html When Are ICMP Redirects Sent? Cisco routers send ICMP redirects when...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connect two subnets
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Connect two subnets

Yes, easy, if you agree that it then is one network . (Else see answer MKX) Easiest steps ... on the Mikrotik while connected to the 192.168.88.0/24 network - backup the current config - give a 192.168.2.x/24 address to the bridge (for later management access) - assign a new or move the DHCP client...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No internet connection with MikroTik HAP ac lite 500Mbit/s
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: No internet connection with MikroTik HAP ac lite 500Mbit/s

Yes, correct. Well done.
Having the same IP address on both sides (LAN and WAN) will block any communication with the WAN (ether1) link.
192.168.88.0/24 is typical for Mikrotik. I didn't expect to have that IP range on the ISP (WAN) side.
by bpwl
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cheapest possible ROS device for wifi extender
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Cheapest possible ROS device for wifi extender

You did not mention what that "some distance" was. For short ranges you could indeed try the omnidirectional devices for that link, it's far from ideal, but it could work. If that distance is more than 20 meter (outdoor), you better go for a directional device for that link. One low cost s...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No internet connection with MikroTik HAP ac lite 500Mbit/s
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: No internet connection with MikroTik HAP ac lite 500Mbit/s

That configuration is fairly correct (can be improved a little (IP address on bridge, no "auto" freq on wifi) , but that is not the problem here) Problem cannot be seen from the configuration. It's in the operation status. It seems that you just have no connection on ether1. Ether1 is your...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers

Well to be honest ... it's complicated. The script can do it, (extended LTELIMITER script) but the statement is currently disabled. For the SXT with both SIM's there is only that remote connection available, and all management is done remotely.. I do not want to fail-over to the other SIM when that ...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers

Just another example: one with 2 SIM's inserted, 2 providers Klembord-1.jpg . . [Device.Name] IP: [Device.AddressesCommaList] [device_performance()][Device.ServicesDown]SINR: [round(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.16.1.1.7.1"))] RSRP: [round(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.16.1.1.4.1"))] R...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers

Sure. I searched for interesting counters with SNMPwalk. (There could already be some more with recent RouterOS releases) [Device.Name] IP: [Device.AddressesCommaList] [device_performance()][Device.ServicesDown]SINR: [round(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.16.1.1.7.1"))] RSRP: [round(oid("1...
by bpwl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: radar detected problems
Replies: 63
Views: 43271

Re: radar detected problems

100m is enough for having false positive radar detects or not. Even swapping the role: AP versus client can mitigate the false positive radar detect in a P2P. (Only the AP does the radar detect check) The SXT is directional, so a different direction will influence the radar detection. The signal rec...
by bpwl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wlan connection loss every 10 minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Wlan connection loss every 10 minutes

FYI: release notes 6.46.7 LT says: *) wireless - changed "station-roaming" default setting from "enabled" to "disabled";
by bpwl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Remote monitoring of 4g RB SXT LTE6 routers

DUDE used here.(on hEX) May need (SSTP) tunnel to bypass NAT and Firewalls. Just an illustration on what it looks like ... SNMP data + script with local quota counter stored in local file on SXT, file read with RouterOS command. DUDE has SYSLOG server with filter rules . Klembord-1.jpg Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 5GHZ Best Conf HELP! bad wifi performance [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: WIFI 5GHZ Best Conf HELP! bad wifi performance [SOLVED]

Well ... your config seems OK. Even it it is locked to channel 36-40-44-48 (with 48 as control channel). This is the only possible range without DFS, and 80 MHz wide, when set to "indoor". [admin@hAPac2] > interface wireless info country-info switzerland ranges: 5730-5790/a,an20,an40,ac20,...
by bpwl
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

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

(Still trying to find that slide with the SXT and LHG antenna gain. Gain which varies with the frequency. Sometimes SXT is even better than LHG.) #FUN and OFF TOPIC I propose we send him a SXT LTE KIT, for at home. (Story was on national TV also) 'Top student' must climb high tree to take online cla...
by bpwl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 98
Views: 69787

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

Getting off topic (dissasoc station leaving (8)) so I keep it short. - real and virtual channel share the same radio (so they can only send in turn, one by one, think as 3 input queue's feeding one output queue) - co-channel interference (cooperation) is for all radio's on the same channel. They alw...
by bpwl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

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

The "Cube" is on my shopping list for better backbone connection towards the SXT SA5's based distribution points, once my internet uplink is faster than 100Mbps.( Today internet via multiple loadbalanced SXT LTE, maybe Starlink (SpaceX) added later this year.) But maybe by then we have wif...
by bpwl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 98
Views: 69787

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

What I would try ... add action=accept allow-signal-out-of-range=30s disabled=no interface=any signal-range=-86..120 ssid-regexp="" add action=reject allow-signal-out-of-range=3s disabled=no interface=any signal-range=-120..-87 ssid-regexp="" . If you want to push off slow connec...
by bpwl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

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

Of course I disagree with the master bpwl, but only because I expect to learn something!! ;-) (1) , show me how sxt gets one 1gigabit connection like the cube does. (2) also, why would you expect the wapac to outperform the omintik poe 5ac Hi Anav ! (1) SXT can't do that. Was there a need for this?...
by bpwl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 98
Views: 69787

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

(3) is different from (8) as reason. (8) is the client who disconnects, (3) is because you kicked the client out ! https://aboutcher.co.uk/2012/07/linux-wifi-deauthenticated-reason-codes/ This rejected and disconnected ..... 08:45:11 192.xx.xx.xx caps,info XX:XX:XX:XX:07:F6@cap66 rejected, forbidden...
by bpwl
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

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: 98
Views: 69787

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: 1133

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: 971

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: 971

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: 971

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: 551

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: 857

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: 551

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: 971

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: 406

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: 121
Views: 31447

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: 589

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: 5017

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: 994

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: 994

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: 994

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: 857

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: 857

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: 328

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: 1067

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: 995

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: 862

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: 402

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: 995

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: 995

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: 971

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: 995

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: 971

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: 971

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: 971

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: 694

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: 694

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: 6393

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: 6393

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: 485

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: 485

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: 915

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: 721

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: 6393

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: 781

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: 15368

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: 915

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: 631

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: 565

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: 1219

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: 927

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: 631

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: 936

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: 1397

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: 1016

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 1154

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: 866

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: 1154

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: 1397

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: 1154

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: 15118

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: 992

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: 1031

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: 1031

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: 571

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: 1016

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: 4
Views: 749

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: 961

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: 961

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: 4
Views: 749

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: 527

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: 1707

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. ...