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by stuartkoh
Fri May 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 10056

Re: Audience vs Eero?

That seems to be the product its built to compete with. Anyone done the comparisons yet? In the Mesh world and for busy home networks, based on my field experiences nobody beats Netgear RBKxx systems -- NOBODY period FULL Stop Ruckus --- The only manufacturer that has successfully exploited Spatial...
by stuartkoh
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

A ruckus R710 is a pretty dated unit. An R510 or R610 is newer and I would take a R610 over the R710 anyday. Now lets also skip the B--L$h!+. Ruckus has been on Promo for nearly 2 years. The $650 R510 is readily available on Amazon for ~$250. AND STOMPS ALL OVER THE AUDIENCE. I have an R500 that I ...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

If you are just using default setting, you are most probably using 5G1, and it's managed by CAPsMAN, 5G1 is slower + CAPsMAN is slower, result in much slower is reasonable. Set the wlan3 to AP bridge, set basic rate to 12mbps and 24mbps, supported rate from 12bmps to 54mbps and connect to it, you w...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac² + Linux + Wi-Fi card with two antennas = very low ccq and low download
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: hAP ac² + Linux + Wi-Fi card with two antennas = very low ccq and low download

You can check this wiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_configuration/Wireless#iwlwifi I'll have to try this too. I had trouble with a couple of different Intel wifi cards and wound up replacing them with old cards with Qualcomm Atheros chipsets that I had sitting around. I assum...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz
Replies: 26
Views: 7018

Re: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz

Glad to see that more people recommend multiple accesspoints, having a single accesspoint in a house really makes no sense! Besides, MikroTik wireless is incredibly stable. But...you have to do a lot of tweaking and need some knowledge about WiFi. @TS: expectations are incorrect (in my opinion) and...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz
Replies: 26
Views: 7018

Re: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz

There is a LOT of misunderstanding in the wifi world. On-line shops still claim they have the more powerfull, very strong signal, APs. Far above the legal and usefull limits (26dBm( radio)+8dBm (antenna gain)+3dBm (2 antennas)). It does only give you a 5-bar signal reading on your smartphone, but n...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz
Replies: 26
Views: 7018

Re: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz

https://images90.fotosik.pl/270/368017c2c1e8a107med.jpg Your wifi signal might improve if you use the device in vertical orientation, it's always worth a try. That plastic foot actually "clicks" in the bottom of the hAP ac2. The current position of this acryllic plate is for wall mounting. From: ht...
by stuartkoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Recommend way to block Ads with Mikrotik
Replies: 30
Views: 16401

Re: Recommend way to block Ads with Mikrotik

I have actually switched to using a Raspberry Pi 3 b+ for Pi-hole. I wanted to do DNS over HTTPS, and I used the cloudflare proxy for this. Cloudflare has dropped support for old Raspberry Pis, so the Zero W was only able to run an older version of cloudflared. I ran into some problems with that ol...
by stuartkoh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 55
Views: 17663

Re: Audience

Look at some news from CES, pretty much every network equipment manufacturer there is presenting their own mesh wifi solution. With WIFI6, 4x4 beams, dual radios and latest hardware. Competition will be really strong in this segment and prices will have to come down as well. Meanwhile Mikrotik is s...
by stuartkoh
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Recommend way to block Ads with Mikrotik
Replies: 30
Views: 16401

Re: Recommend way to block Ads with Mikrotik

I use Pi-hole and find that it works quite well. It doesn't slow anything down. In fact, it speeds up browsing because I'm not pulling in as many ads. I had it running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W and the performance was excellent. I saw far fewer ads on all of my devices, and not just via web browser. ...
by stuartkoh
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 10056

Re: Audience vs Eero?

I found an Audience at a very good price recently and got it to replace an hAP ac2 because my wife said she likes the way the Audience looks. I don't really need a mesh network or multiple APs in my house, so I switched the Audience from mesh mode to straight AP mode. (This turns off the CAPSMAN man...
by stuartkoh
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Torrent client
Replies: 40
Views: 13574

Re: Torrent client

But one should never do a network wide upgrade: it should be staged - at least to minimize the convergence time of routes and everything else. I don't want to imagine 10k routers rebooting a few minutes apart one from another. ok, further info about the upgrade process - something that was ingeniou...
by stuartkoh
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Torrent client
Replies: 40
Views: 13574

Re: Torrent client

but i do support the exile of QuickSet. in my opinion quickset could be replaced by an IOS/Android app, that is solely dedicated for regular home users. I guess I'm not a regular home user, because I found QuickSet to be quite useful when I first bought my hAP ac² and would have been upset if I had...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

For me it then sounds like you have a time problem. Its important that all clock is synced by using NTP. Look at time on your router and on Splunk server. It should be within the same second. Yes! What Jotne said! :-) It is extremely important to make sure the clocks on your devices and your Splunk...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

See if your prefix is correct at section 2b. On wrong characters and it break all. You can also do a search with only a start * and set it to last 24 hour and see what data you get. Yes it's correct, if I do that search last packet is 2 ours ago now while the counter is increasing Sometimes Splunk ...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

BTW, Packt is giving away a free copy of a decent book on Splunk today. https://www.packtpub.com/free-learning Implementing Splunk 7 - Third Edition James D. Miller Mar 2018 576 pages What will you learn Enrich machine-generated data and transform it into useful, meaningful insights Perform search o...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

After I posted this reply I realized that I goofed. I didn't read the post I replied to very well. I looked at the event you posted and just looked at the timestamp at the beginning of it and completely missed that it was a Splunk internal log. So you can probably ignore what I had posted shown belo...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm sure Mikrotik has a legit response to this...
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: I'm sure Mikrotik has a legit response to this...

The response that Normis gave is equivalent to saying, "I don't have AIDS" when he should be able to be saying, "I don't have AIDS and I always wear a condom too." We don't just want Mikrotik to be looking for and fixing vulnerabilities, we also want modern development and design practices that pre...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm sure Mikrotik has a legit response to this...
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: I'm sure Mikrotik has a legit response to this...

What is he even referring to? Is it a reply to some paper discussing number of vulnerabilities in router products? Where is it to be found? I found an article here: https://securityledger.com/2019/08/huge-survey-of-firmware-finds-no-security-gains-in-15-years/ I also looked at the website of the or...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A serious issue on RB4011 after upgrade to RouterOS version 6.45.2
Replies: 11
Views: 3213

Re: A serious issue on RB4011 after upgrade to RouterOS version 6.45.2

I prefer to stay on 6.45.1 until Mikrotik team stops this storm of bugs and lets the community know we can safely update avoiding significant issues. Otherwise will have to think twice if it's worth using Mikrotik hardware once you may quite unexpectedly get a swarm of bugs and issues. They do warn...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

I also wanted to note that I'm not advocating that anyone switch from rsyslog or whatever they're currently using to syslog-ng unless they have good reason to do so. I don't even really have an opinion on how they compare. I've been working with syslog-ng a bit so that's what I'm familiar with. I'm ...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

If any is interested, I have a rather complex rsyslog to handle non standard syslog packed that also add time stamp if that is missing on incoming packets. I think that syslog-ng has an option that can be used to do this. keep-timestamp() Description: Specifies whether syslog-ng should accept the t...
by stuartkoh
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Tool: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.9 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved
Replies: 287
Views: 108980

Re: Using Splunk to analyse MikroTik logs 2.7 (Graphing everything) Topic is solved

It need to be UDP/514. Its there Router OS sends its syslog. But: If you use UDP/514, you need to run Splunk as root user. (allow ports below 1024 need root permission) If you can not do that, there are two workaround. 1. Send syslog to other port above 1023, like 1514 for UDP syslog. 2. Set up a l...
by stuartkoh
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC, Hap AC2 or UniFi?
Replies: 38
Views: 15644

Re: Cap AC, Hap AC2 or UniFi?

I'm actually very happy with the hAP ac2. My home is of wood construction, is single story, and about 185 m^2. We have a couple of tablets, a couple of smartphones, a couple of laptops, and an Amazon Fire stick on the TV. We occasionally have house guests that add another 1 or 2 phones and perhaps a...