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by bpwl
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Devices unable to connect - client facing
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Devices unable to connect - client facing

Hi, let me comment on this setup. I'm just also trying to have my setups perform at best, and most is learned from theory and then tested with lots of trial and error. None of my settings are fully backed up with theoretical explanations but are always evolving as I get more experiences in. My backh...
by bpwl
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: New User Manager in RouterOS v7
Replies: 86
Views: 66015

Re: New User Manager in RouterOS v7

Does WPA2-Enterprise work with the new UM and radius for windows 10 WiFi clients in 7.1beta6? Best regards @bpwl @floaty Maybe maybe ....the Windows 10 problem is related to the special requirements for the certificates, as explained in the openSource FreeRadius https://wiki.freeradius.org/guide/ce...
by bpwl
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow speed with Cap AC
Replies: 35
Views: 3363

Re: Slow speed with Cap AC

After experimenting with the device, I found out that it works differently, depending on the frequency. 5785: 5785.jpg 5180: 5180.jpg Ridioether: efir.PNG Only changed the frequency, nothing more.... belive, or not :) . Looking at the scan list ... what region is set on this device? 5785 is not par...
by bpwl
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow speed with Cap AC
Replies: 35
Views: 3363

Re: Slow speed with Cap AC

5700MHz is the max freq in many regions (and even 5700 is already special)! If your tablet is set to such a region/country it will not scan for other channels than allowed for the region.
by bpwl
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 17
Views: 1371

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

hAP ac2 or cAP ac inside, wAP ac outside. (hAP ac2 desktop standing gives some better reach indoors, but not always accepted as "black" thing if on the wall.) SXTsq, hAP, wAP, cAP on CSS106 (RB260GSP) switch for clean installation and extra point of control (PoE). I do miss a log in the CS...
by bpwl
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SSTP problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: SSTP problem [SOLVED]

OK great! I would not use EoIP tunnel for the same network subnet in LOcal and Remote. This is quite strong integration and a totally different approach. For the same subnets: I would just change my local subnet to something unique. That's the most pratical way of working, and easy to manage. If tha...
by bpwl
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point between directional and omni?
Replies: 17
Views: 1371

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

All hints and suggestions are free, and you should implement them at your own risk. Too many parameters influence your success. The RF environment en clear LOS (Line Of Sight) in the Fresnel zone between the devices are of major importance. I can only comment on my own implementation. I have conside...
by bpwl
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SSTP problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: SSTP problem [SOLVED]

OK. Step by step. 1. You make your SSTP tunnel. Local MT has SSTP server. It will create a dynamic "SSTP-<username>" interface. The remote MT has the SSTP client and initiates the SSTP tunnel. It has a static interface "SSTP-out1" The direction of the tunnel has no influence on t...
by bpwl
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SSTP problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: SSTP problem [SOLVED]

I don't think you can set this both ways. Normally you access from your local network to the remote network with masquerade. You masquerade the local LAN addresses (192.168.0.202/24) to the SSTP_<binding> address. (Whatever that is) The remote site receives initiation requests from this SSTP_<bindin...
by bpwl
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SSTP problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: SSTP problem [SOLVED]

I solve this by using NAT/masquerade at the local and on the remote SSTP/Mikrotik for the interface going into the remote network. The problem is that the remote client devices otherwise have to know the path back to your local device. Normally they are not configured for that, and will route to the...
by bpwl
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: New User Manager in RouterOS v7
Replies: 86
Views: 66015

Re: New User Manager in RouterOS v7

Txs @anav.

:-) ... we need to be smart with MT ... :-) https://twitter.com/MarcelVervaeck/stat ... 6682123266
by bpwl
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?
Replies: 69
Views: 8483

Re: "antenna gain" missing in 6.46.8?

In status (our only remaining point to look at it), It's the power limit for leaving the radio, before the antenna gain, limited by the EIRP requirements. So 18dBm status+2dBi antenna gain = 20dBm (is the max for most regulatory domains). "n" and "ac" use a different reference, o...
by bpwl
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP, short circuit error
Replies: 28
Views: 1593

Re: RB260GSP, short circuit error

Nice laboratory checks @nagylzs. And happy end txs to @andiys suggestion. Not what one would expect by intuition ... :-) , but logical if compared to the experiments. (but not by the MT hint to prefer the DC plug) Port1 PoE In Long Cable If enabled, it will turn off short detection on all PoE out po...
by bpwl
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What packages are missing from SMIPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: What packages are missing from SMIPS?

any form of USB, is just for power-on the device but can be used as Powerline (ethernet over powerline). I do agree, if you can afford better (like hAP ac Lite), don't buy SMIPS, or maybe stick to an older ROS version. I do run it on 6.44.5 and 6.45.6 ... and it works great as my VPN and VPN-TURN s...
by bpwl
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What packages are missing from SMIPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: What packages are missing from SMIPS?

You can download "all packages" from the download site and open the zip file.
There are 13 packages in SMIPS, 21 in MIPSBE.
Question is also how many can you add after the "Main Package", probably not all of them.
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Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP, short circuit error
Replies: 28
Views: 1593

Re: RB260GSP, sort circuit error

edited, please check if is ok what you mean ;) The 1A max comes from the specs of the RB260GSP ( https://mikrotik.com/product/RB260GSP ) There is no power diagram, and no information on short burst overcurrent that is allowed. (What usually is the case.) I only was thinking on the non-linearity of ...
by bpwl
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP, short circuit error
Replies: 28
Views: 1593

Re: RB260GSP, sort circuit error

The cable from 1st RB260GSP to 2nd for Ohm effect drop Voltage again 0,8V as you wrote and is limited to 1A by the 1st RB260GSP PoE_out per port limit PoE-out Details PoE-out ports Ether2-Ether5 PoE out Passive PoE Max out per port output (input 18-30 V) 1 A Max total out (A) 2 A
by bpwl
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP, short circuit error
Replies: 28
Views: 1593

Re: RB260GSP, sort circuit error

Can second that cascading PoE with RB260GSP did not work for me. When powered with the power supply the RB260GSP did support mutiple SXTsq ac,wAP ac,hAP ac2 and cAP ac. When powered over PoE_in even just powering a single mAP lite failed. The PoE_in seems to be limited in total power input (PoE_in r...
by bpwl
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird admin account login
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Weird admin account login

Yes, maybe CAPsMAN is storing it differently. I don't use CAPsMAN , so for me this is very important as monitoring and tuning tool.
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Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird admin account login
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Weird admin account login

Yes DUDE is definitely logging in, when you indicate a device as RouterOS. Even without checking services or using SNMP on that device. DUDE is collecting a lot of information via 8291. See in RouterOS via WinBox, menu tab DUDE, "RouterOS info", you see all Resources, Routerboard, Addresse...
by bpwl
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird admin account login
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Weird admin account login

Log in to the NATting bridge router and check the connections (ROS= Firewall connections) until you find the source of this still running session. You are most probably seeing your own shadow.
by bpwl
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap ac2 5ghz poor speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Hap ac2 5ghz poor speeds

No. Maybe because we have a different ISP? Please ... if you want a helpful answer be very specific: 1. Your hAP ac2 is upgraded to what RouterOS version ? 2. When you connect to 5 GHz wifi, what is in the WLAN2 wifi status page and in the registration table about your connections. (TX rate, RX rate...
by bpwl
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter June 2021 (#100)
Replies: 54
Views: 15678

Re: Newsletter June 2021 (#100)

Is there a timeframe for the Cube60Pro ac ? Must have missed it somehow.
Klembord-2.jpg
by bpwl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Connecting RB2011 and cAP together
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Connecting RB2011 and cAP together

I can not use VLANS on cAP
Yes you can ... viewtopic.php?f=23&t=143620&p=862053&#p706999, and the posts preceding this one to have the full tutorial
by bpwl
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can I ues a SXT LTE 6 as an external antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Can I ues a SXT LTE 6 as an external antenna?

SXT LTE6 cannot be used as antenna (would rather be https://mikrotik.com/product/mant_lte_5o) , but the SXT LTE can be used in passthrough. Eg. all router functions are done in your ZTE. But then the sim card is out there in the SXT LTE6 (on the roof?). Maybe a physical eSIM could be used ... https:...
by bpwl
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WPA3 in September?
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: WPA3 in September?

So I'm gonna need it by then I assume. I'm not an Apple user, but many iPhones, iPad, Macbook and iWatches do connect to the MT AP's. So I'm curious on the "need" to have it. Looking at comments on the internet, this IOS 15 update seems to bring WPA3 to the "Personal Hotspot" of...
by bpwl
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Single router wifi coverage ac2 vs ac3 vs Audience
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: Single router wifi coverage ac2 vs ac3 vs Audience

I have seen these reviews as well. Nice information .... however I would have preferred to see the heat-map for the receive level at the AP, not at the client. It has to do with antenna gain. hAP ac3 and Audience have better antenna (higher gain) than the hAP ac2. This is nice for an outdoor (free f...
by bpwl
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Problem with Userman and Apple devices
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: Problem with Userman and Apple devices

Easy to check if an LAA (locally administered MAC address) is used or not. Look in your registration table or log. In the beginning Apple used a different LAA for every connect in privacy mode. Now it seems to hold the same LAA for 24h for the same SSID network. Android is doing the same already. My...
by bpwl
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hap ac3 bandwidth test to 127.0.0.1 TCP both direction utilises only 85% of CPU [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: hap ac3 bandwidth test to 127.0.0.1 TCP both direction utilises only 85% of CPU [SOLVED]

I have no hAP ac3, so cannot make the experiment. Multithreading processes is not easy, and this distribution over the 4 CPU's is not known. Sometimes there is some form of serialization of the overall process, what makes the CPU wait. Your CHR is normally a virtual machine, running on a larger host...
by bpwl
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PTP Poor Performance Using Two Metal AC
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: PTP Poor Performance Using Two Metal AC

Well you gave us some little details about your setup. But far from enough to give any comment on your results. Specifying MT device types is one thing already. But are old and new on the same ROS version? What antenna is used (a very important component to understand what you have as setup.) As you...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PTP Poor Performance Using Two Metal AC
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: PTP Poor Performance Using Two Metal AC

Major difference could be the physical antenna (gain), and the channel and channel width used. (Don't leave it on "auto" , don't use XXXX or XX) To find "why it is the case" start at the values in the "Registration table". Klembord-2.jpg Interesting values are TX/RX sig...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: ARP Ping
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: ARP Ping

Maybe it is not what it sounds like, but at least. ARP Ping from 192.168.2.21 (MT) to 192.168.2.25 (MT connected via wifi-ether-switch-ether) ... I see some things 1. The 192.168.2.25 is NOT in the ARP list (it only appears when I do a regular ping, it is not triggered by an ARP Ping) 2. My laptop o...
by bpwl
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ARP Ping
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: ARP Ping

is not the same with Amazon devices: The IP address based PING and ARP Ping .... I don't see the difference with Amazon Echo. MAC Ping was only there because OP wanted ARP Ping but used the MAC Ping syntax. the ARP table dropped the Completed status, so the ping now had to use the IP address, which...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ARP Ping
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: ARP Ping

Klembord-2.jpg is a regular ICMP PING, or is a normal ARP request (if ARP Ping is ticked) based on IP address. For the regular ICMP PING specifying the interface is not needed, normal routing is used. For the ARP Ping option, the interface is needed, as this is not normal IP traffic, but a supportin...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ARP Ping
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: ARP Ping

I have tried this both from the WinBox Ping tool window and also from a command line - /ping a4:da:22:34:a9:fd (with either all lower case and all upper case letters) Is this ARP ping or MAC ping ??? There is IP PING and MAC PING (not all interfaces are set to respond to MAC requests by default). B...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A lot of disconnections. [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: A lot of disconnections. [SOLVED]

/interface wireless set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] band=2ghz-b/g/n channel-width=20/40mhz-XX \ disabled=no disconnect-timeout=15s distance=indoors frequency=auto \ hw-retries=15 installation=outdoor mode=ap-bridge on-fail-retry-time=1s \ security-profile=NAF1 ssid=NAF1 wireless-protocol=802.11 wmm...
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: USB Battery to power routerboard
Replies: 21
Views: 5204

Re: USB Battery to power routerboard

Passthrough charging: https://www.powerbankexpert.com/can-pow ... taneously/

I use a RBMQS for converting USB powerbank power in PoE injection. (For smaller MT routers like hAP ac Lite, and for test setup only)
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: CAP AC Reset - How to?
Replies: 22
Views: 1569

Re: CAP AC Reset - How to?

Reset or mode button used ?

https://help.mikrotik.com/docs/display/UM/cAP+ac
Regardless of the above option used, the system will load the backup RouterBOOT loader if the button is pressed before power is applied to the device. Useful for RouterBOOT debugging and recovery.
by bpwl
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can Someone Explain this!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Can Someone Explain this!!!!

Just packet drop, (very normal in IP, even in a single UDP or TCP stream) ? (queue full or packet reached end-of-life/TTL value, device cannot handle volume, congestion, ...) RX packets number is off screen capture. But you actually hide almost everything. (What MT ? SFP speed, ether4 speed, routed/...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz wifi disappeared after power loss...
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: 5GHz wifi disappeared after power loss...

Please learn about DFS. DFS is mandatory for any AP according country regulations. (does not apply to the client) DFS will scan for radar for one full minute for frequencies from 5320 till 5700 for most countries. The fact that it is scanning IS IN THE LOG, when "wireless" has been added t...
by bpwl
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: New User Manager in RouterOS v7
Replies: 86
Views: 66015

Re: New User Manager in RouterOS v7

From my 18 months old example (I have no free MT at the moment to load ROS7) https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?p=864696#p764980 , that misses the certificate to be working. https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?p=864696#p765296 With just one user , named bpwl. This is the Usermanager part....
by bpwl
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: New User Manager in RouterOS v7
Replies: 86
Views: 66015

Re: New User Manager in RouterOS v7

RADIUS server side -> Usermanager=Radius server On the RADIUS client side (=AP) fill in the security profile (WPA2/EAP, Ciphers AES, EAP methods = passthrough, TLS Mode=don't verify, TLS Certificate= none) Under RADIUS define the connection to the RADIUS server : Tick 'Wireless', Correct 'called ID...
by bpwl
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: New User Manager in RouterOS v7
Replies: 86
Views: 66015

Re: New User Manager in RouterOS v7

I have stopped testing Usermanager in ROS7 for EAP. With the L4 license of 20 active sessions (or even the L5 license of 50 active sessions), this Radius server is not a practical solution in a network with 30 (L4) AP. Radius is not implemented with one instance per AP, but is central to a user comm...
by bpwl
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So why do I want to run ROS on a Switch when SWOS is just fine?
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: So why do I want to run ROS on a Switch when SWOS is just fine?

Missing the LOG in SwOS, and the ability to set RSTP parameters (path cost, diameter, port type), or L2 bridge parameters like "horizon"
Default diameter for RSTP is 20 in ROS, what is it for SwOS ?
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: 14
Views: 1873

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: 393

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: 393

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: 14
Views: 1873

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: 505

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: 1083

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: 1073

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: 301

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: 14
Views: 994

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: 1419

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: 1419

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: 1419

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: 1419

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: 1080

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: 838

Re: DHCP Relay configuration [SOLVED]

DHCP relay is when the DHCP server itself is not reachable by the client, is on another (routed) network.
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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: 10
Views: 1260

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: 10
Views: 1260

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: 10
Views: 1260

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: 838

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: 2346

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: 2346

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: 1077

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: 849

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: 1077

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: 145
Views: 20930

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: 682

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: 553

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: 941

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: 504

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: 1371

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.
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by bpwl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: while waiting for program 20
Replies: 2
Views: 344

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: 941

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: 145
Views: 20930

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: 145
Views: 20930

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: 334

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: 576

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: 21
Views: 10808

Re: SwOS Lite version 2.14 released!

Changelog header has been added to RouterOS /Changelogs/ Stable release .
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by bpwl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RoMON can ping but not connect
Replies: 10
Views: 576

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: 1083

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: 517

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: 517

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: 517

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: 576

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: 1083

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: 576

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: 576

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: 1083

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: 1083

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: 888

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: 6326

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: 6
Views: 1089

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: 688

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: 688

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: 6
Views: 1089

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: 890

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: 297

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: 297

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: 8765

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: 8765

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: 1109

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 600

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: 600

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: 9347

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: 35
Views: 3363

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: 439

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: 577

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: 35
Views: 3363

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: 560

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: 807

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: 696

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: 807

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: 481

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: 672

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: 747

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: 281

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: 805

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: 35
Views: 3363

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: 696

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: 9
Views: 1275

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: 14
Views: 1873

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: 14
Views: 1873

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: 14
Views: 1873

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: 9
Views: 1275

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: 47
Views: 19107

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: 47
Views: 19107

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: 47
Views: 19107

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: 1798

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: 47
Views: 19107

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: 47
Views: 19107

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: 1552

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: 816

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: 816

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: 525

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: 532

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: 566

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: 1574

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: 1574

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: 1138

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: 1574

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: 1574

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: 1059

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 1320

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: 118
Views: 49530

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2428

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: 2768

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: 619

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: 619

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: 1138

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: 1138

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: 1138

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 69
Views: 8483

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: 1378

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: 1378

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: 525

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: 1139

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: 726

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: 1138

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: 418

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: 658

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: 443

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: 619

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: 1768

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: 926

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: 926

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: 1768

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: 926

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1736

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: 1136

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: 1768

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: 877

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: 83
Views: 51840

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: 83
Views: 51840

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: 3238

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: 569

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: 778

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: 545

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: 778

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: 9
Views: 1660

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: 9
Views: 1660

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: 9
Views: 1660

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: 45007

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: 2395

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: 9
Views: 1660

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: 913

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: 17
Views: 1371

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: 71254

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: 17
Views: 1371

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: 71254

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: 17
Views: 1371

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: 71254

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: 17
Views: 1371

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: 71254

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: 1214

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 603

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: 889

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: 603

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: 1061

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: 430

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: 32843

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: 619

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: 5307

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 889

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: 889

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: 350

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: 1495

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: 1029

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: 897

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: 0
Views: 421

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1029

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...