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by spire2z
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: nas powered on without intervention ???
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: nas powered on without intervention ???

Some kind of "wake on lan" function of the switch?

Just a guess.
by spire2z
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 82048

Re: v6.10 released

Obviously you can't be 100% sure with these things but on two routers within a few hours of upgrade suffered ethernet port flapping. Fixing the port speed from auto-negotiate seems to have solved it so far for a few days.
by spire2z
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 82048

Re: v6.10 released

I wonder about these issues. I think it's related to people editing via the GUI. Whenever I do that I seem to trash the config somehow. I have to delete everything and enter via the command line (copy and paste my settings). This might explain how users are having issues when MikroTik is not. I act...
by spire2z
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot login without to open any browser?
Replies: 14
Views: 3540

Re: Hotspot login without to open any browser?

You could do it so the first ever time they ever use the service they would need to create an account using the browser. That could capture mac address and create a database entry with the mac as username. Then you can use mac auth and mac cookie to login the users. Then they should login automatica...
by spire2z
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Incompatibility with ps4?
Replies: 24
Views: 15326

Re: Incompatibility with ps4?

@spire2z I disagree, doesn't really make sense. It's as easy to spoof with a bind as with a proxy... so there's no security gained. @dundy: I haven't been using the ps4 much lately. I think it works now, not sure because I changed the dns or because I made those stupid port forward (I sill can't be...
by spire2z
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple queue + PCQ now works for me
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Simple queue + PCQ now works for me

Do you know what happened when you left it without any limit?

Did pcq work dynamically as with the limit set? I'm never quite sure about that. The documentation seems to suggest it will do that without any limit set.
by spire2z
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot with Free Basic and Paid Premium
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Hotspot with Free Basic and Paid Premium

Or have a single signup page and login but have add on purchases that modify the database values.

That's how I do it. I have free trial and also users can purchase gigs and higher speed. Use paypal or some payment IPN to modify database values on successful purchase.
by spire2z
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Incompatibility with ps4?
Replies: 24
Views: 15326

Re: Incompatibility with ps4?

If you think about it it makes sense. The makers of the consoles are worried about spoofing of their update servers etc to find exploits so have ways to detect proxys. Any proxy will cause a problem. Its also the same for geographic video services from TV stations that are not allowed to be viewed o...
by spire2z
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Incompatibility with ps4?
Replies: 24
Views: 15326

Re: Incompatibility with ps4?

In order for PS3/4 to work correctly you must open the following ports. This is covered in a lot of posts about the play station and on there website. If you do not wish to open a port, the the PS will not work. TCP PORTS: 80; 443; 465; 983; 5223; 10070; 10080 UDP PORTS: 3478; 3479; 3658; 10070 If ...
by spire2z
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [feature request] Setting NTP servers using hostnames
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: [feature request] Setting NTP servers using hostnames

+1 for that.

Its annoying needing scripts to do that. ROS does have the functionality in other areas like the walled garden IP list.
by spire2z
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.7 released
Replies: 225
Views: 109109

Re: v6.7 released

Running full BGP on CCR. Seems to work well, nice and fast.

Only thing I have noticed is that CPU 9 often sits at 100% It doesn't seem to cause any problem or performance issues though.
by spire2z
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Incompatibility with ps4?
Replies: 24
Views: 15326

Re: Incompatibility with ps4?

I think you may find it's because the ps4 will not work when a DNS proxy is used. If you manually set a real DNS server like 8.8.8.8 then it will work. So go to custom setup. Use DHCP by all means but just set the DNS statically.
by spire2z
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Link, Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Wireless Link, Question

I think you need to use:

Station WDS on the client end, also remember to enable WDS Dynamic on the access point side too.

;-)
by spire2z
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: resetting configuration to solve weird issues
Replies: 0
Views: 433

resetting configuration to solve weird issues

I've often read around here and also I think I have seen support say to reset configuration and upgrade router in case of a problem. I have always wondered exactly what this means and if it is needed I have questions: 1/ What kind of problems can this solve and what should I look for? 2/ If you have...
by spire2z
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.6 to 6.7 CRS very slow LAN speed
Replies: 41
Views: 10796

Re: 6.6 to 6.7 CRS very slow LAN speed

I actually have this kind of problem but not with switch but bridge on a rb1100 ah x 2 there are 4 lan ports bridged. 2 are 1gig ports and two are 100meg ports. I find unless I fix all the port speeds to all the same ie: 100meg FD there is serious throughput issues on the bridge. For example with th...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue
Replies: 72
Views: 17862

Re: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue

I had This problem also but Lucky i had One stx left from my six pack. I chance the client site and after that no problems. There have not bin any issues after I put the new stx on. I have the old (old it is not only 20 days old) with me and all settings is is the same but wend I put the old on aga...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwith limited without my permission
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Bandwith limited without my permission

The hotspot puts a queue in automatically. Check you haven't specified a max TX RX rate in hotspot configuration.
by spire2z
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue
Replies: 72
Views: 17862

Re: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue

I think in my case this will work as it's a point to point backhaul link. 1) check it on stations not on APs (the registration table on station shows that only one or 2 modulations were used for long time - other modulation have high 'uptime') I did say both ends or change script to check tx and rx....
by spire2z
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue
Replies: 72
Views: 17862

Re: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue

I am creating a script to check this. I wont have time to test for a while it but if anybody can try this let me know if it works, the script would need to go both ends to work or change it to check rx-rate too on one end: { :local a [/in wi reg get number=0 tx-rate] :put $a :if ($a>=6.5Mbps) do={ /...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue
Replies: 72
Views: 17862

Re: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue

Ive had this problem. I can add just a few bits of info: 1/ When problem occurs, to resolve it no reboot is needed. Just disconnect the wireless client and when it reconnects it's solved till it happens again! 2/ Problem is not solved by not allowing 6.5mbps rate. It just locks on the higher rate as...
by spire2z
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP multihome dual setup
Replies: 0
Views: 761

BGP multihome dual setup

Hi, I hope somebody can advise? With two BGP border routers each peering with different providers/peers and peering internally transiting a /21 in a ring configuration. And with several internal routers on the ring each using a /24 from the main /21. Is it possible to use static routes from the BGP ...
by spire2z
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bonding rr - not using all available capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: bonding rr - not using all available capacity

Have you checked the CPU resources? Its possible that router is not powerful enough? Also you could check without bonding and see if the router was capable of moving the volume?

I don't have much experience with bonding so I don't know how well it works.
by spire2z
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPLS tunnel failing until wireless link restarted
Replies: 0
Views: 452

VPLS tunnel failing until wireless link restarted

Hi, I run VPLS tunnels using MPLS on wireless links so as not to use WDS I have been having the problem where very occasionally the tunnels will randomly stop connecting. The way to solve it is simply to disconnect and reconnect the wireless link and tunnel comes back up??? I have not tried any newe...
by spire2z
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: hwmp or ospf when GWs in totally different locations
Replies: 0
Views: 616

hwmp or ospf when GWs in totally different locations

Hi, I am trying to find the best way to configure a network for the best distribution of internal traffic when there are gateways at different ends of a network which is in a loop configuration. At the moment using rstp the traffic does not distribute very ideally internally to different gateways as...
by spire2z
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: station vs station bridge, can anybody confirm huge diff?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: station vs station bridge, can anybody confirm huge diff

Its not a huge difference. The ccq is only 5-10% better and the ping is much the same. It can just fluctuate like that a bit. There are reasons why each mode can perform differently: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Wireless_Station_Modes If you do a bandwidth test to see if there is actual diff...
by spire2z
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB/433GL - Low throughput over ethernet interface!!
Replies: 35
Views: 9961

Re: RB/433GL - Low throughput over ethernet interface!!

I'm not sure. If I btest tcp from the rb800 itself I get just under 100mbps. Only when I btest through the rb800 do i get 20mbps. Also I didn't mention to keep it simple but it actually goes via two wireless hops over 3 sxt's and they obviously don't have the issue. Just the rb800. And don't forget ...
by spire2z
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB/433GL - Low throughput over ethernet interface!!
Replies: 35
Views: 9961

Re: RB/433GL - Low throughput over ethernet interface!!

I have this same issue with a rb800. Link is: rb800 fibre connection via ethernet switch plugged into ether1 bridged to wireless nv2 linking to a remote SXT bridged to ethernet. I can do 97mbps tcp from the rb800 to my laptop behind the SXT I can do 97mbps from the internet to the rb800 But only 20m...
by spire2z
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 63
Views: 40457

Re: Point-to-point (/31) addresses

Yes that's what i'm saying. The OP's example IPs were not in same subnet!
by spire2z
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 63
Views: 40457

Re: Point-to-point (/31) addresses

If the subnet is /31 would you not need to use:

10.10.10.1/31 and 10.10.10.2/31

I have run into this because only two addresses are allowed it will expect the equal amount of Ips in the subnet 10.10.10.3/31 would belong with 10.10.10.4/31
by spire2z
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP peer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: BGP peer advice

Thanks for the help :-)
by spire2z
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP peer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: BGP peer advice

Hi, Thanks for the answer. They can't really have a dedicated link as they are at opposite ends of a 100km network. could do a VLAN over the link but then it wont really make any difference to bandwidth used, it would just allow the router to think it had a separate interface linking it. Unless ther...
by spire2z
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot login page problem v6.1
Replies: 0
Views: 446

hotspot login page problem v6.1

Since I updated to v6 I can't get hotpot login page to load. Weirdly enough if I unplug the WAN cable so the router has no internet access the page will redirect and load up just fine when I point to it in my browser? When cable is plugged back in the page just will not load and browser will just wa...
by spire2z
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP peer advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

BGP peer advice

Hi, I'm setting up a network with two border routers each connecting to different providers. I think i'm ok with the setup but have one question: When you peer a BGP router to another local peer on same LAN subnet is it actually necessary to have a dedicated link between the two routers if they are ...
by spire2z
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 6.1 released
Replies: 198
Views: 53658

Re: RouterOS 6.1 released

I'm using it and its fine.

From the looks of the forum there may be some small issue with Ipsec in 6.1 but looks like its very stable release overall.
by spire2z
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot - AP max capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 2508

Re: Hotspot - AP max capacity

You can do more with queues and PCQ. also I would drop HW retries to 4
by spire2z
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh with wds and hwmp+ unstable
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: Mesh with wds and hwmp+ unstable

I never used it properly in production but when I was testing I did have that but I found if I leave all mesh settings at default and just add the ports to the mesh. Also I did find that it was best to put the IP address on the mesh interface not the interface. I did have it working well but just in...
by spire2z
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16028

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

Very true about channel resource. I guess the only other way is that if you supply the client devices then you can just lock the installer out from the wireless and wpa settings etc then the ssid is not that important.But if your letting each provider buy an install their own kit then that wont work.
by spire2z
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16028

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

I can see some use for multi ssid but nothing that's essential for any of the tasks mentioned by the OP. I get the reason about changing cards over but your only saving a few mins if you do proper config exports. For the purpose of a multi provider network then it can look nice specially if you have...
by spire2z
Thu May 30, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Android APP (Winbox for android)
Replies: 5
Views: 10969

Re: New Android APP

£3.46 is not very expensive if it works well.
by spire2z
Fri May 17, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: anyone can set this? i can pay for it. 【URGENT 】
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: anyone can set this? i can pay for it. 【URGENT 】

I have created very good systems doing exactly what you want and possibly more :-) Not sure where your located or if that necessarily matters, but if you drop me a personal message on here I can let you know more detail and find out more about your requirements.
by spire2z
Thu May 16, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6rc14 released
Replies: 125
Views: 30450

Re: v6rc14 released

I seem to have a problem where the hotspot login page wont open. All I did was upgrade from 5.24 to 6.14 and the hotspot page wont open? No setting changed.
by spire2z
Thu May 16, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to group ports?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: How to group ports?

Or.. do the exact same thing with the vlan!
by spire2z
Sat May 04, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: NewCamd or CCCAM SERVER
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: NewCamd or CCCAM SERVER

I can't say I haven't thought about it :-) Would certainly make a good equivalent to a cable service! Maybe in some countrys you can get away with it :-)
by spire2z
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point to Point registered devices but no IP traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Point to Point registered devices but no IP traffic

I actually thought the same. When 5.24 was working it was slightly faster and more stable specially bi directional. But that bug kinda defeats that!! I couldn't replicate the problem on speedtesting but somehow real world traffic seemed to cause it. I was able to stop the support calls by reverting ...
by spire2z
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point to Point registered devices but no IP traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Point to Point registered devices but no IP traffic

I had that problem with 5.24. Since downgraded to 5.20 and it's no longer happening. I did contact support and was told to check frequency and try lowering tx power. Neither helped. We have rstp set BTW so I don't think it's that. I suspected its a software bug caused when you have a highish through...
by spire2z
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Security Issue - FTP port accessible with crafted packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Security Issue - FTP port accessible with crafted packet

I think the default firewall rules do block all input connections?
by spire2z
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 dual one antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: nv2 dual one antenna

Thanks for the ideas and info guys.
by spire2z
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 dual one antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: nv2 dual one antenna

I know what your saying and you may well be right. I suspect the same. But imagine if you could do 2 nv2 dual links on one antenna.

I think I may try it sometime :-)
by spire2z
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Offloading DNS for hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Offloading DNS for hotspot

I think it's ip firewall filter you need. Not nat.
by spire2z
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Integrating Facebook Connect with Hotspot Login / Authent ..
Replies: 132
Views: 274207

Re: Integrating Facebook Connect with Hotspot Login / Authen

Just put the dst host dst port and protocol into walled garden ip list. I think thats it!
by spire2z
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 dual one antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

nv2 dual one antenna

Is it possible using a splitter to run nv2 dual using only one antenna for tx and rx? Like a licensed microwave link would work with the different tx frequ each end but one antenna?
by spire2z
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless stops transmitting
Replies: 61
Views: 10768

Re: Wireless stops transmitting

I am pretty sure disabling the mcs 0-4 has not solved the problem but it has made the wireless disconnect and reconnect rather than hanging.

I guess that can only be done on strong links but it may help as a workaround. I am going to try downgrade back to 5.20 tonight when network is quiet.
by spire2z
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless stops transmitting
Replies: 61
Views: 10768

Re: Wireless stops transmitting

Has anybody tried disabling MCS 0-4 in configured rates? I just wondered if it would stop the link going bad as whenever I have seen it happen it's stuck on the low rates.

I would say it's traffic related. It seems to affect me when throughput is high 30-50mbps
by spire2z
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless stops transmitting
Replies: 61
Views: 10768

Re: Wireless stops transmitting

I am having this problem now and it is causing a bit of complaints. The link will just go to 6.5mbps on the TX side and won't pass traffic faster than about dial up speed. Reconnecting the client does solve the problem till it happens again. It is random. could take 3 days could happen after an hour...
by spire2z
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: A difficult problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: A difficult problem

Its probably ubnt devices that are set to dhcp but have not got a lease (thats the default ip of ubnt devices). If you setup dhcp server then restart the ubnt devices they should get a valid IP.
by spire2z
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24

Yes thanks. I did speak to a guy at a conference the other day who said he had seen stalls using an 1100ahx2 He did say his cpu had been at 80% though so maybe that was his prob and was running pppoe server on same box. I'm glad to hear you have it running well. I will have to give it a go myself in...
by spire2z
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.24 released!
Replies: 161
Views: 44051

Re: 5.24 released!

I have had the wireless stalls! Ping watchdog gets you out of the problem with a little outage obviously.

I am using point to point only and have sent my autosupouts to support.
by spire2z
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24

Thanks for the advice guys. We already use quite a few rb1200 does anybody think that could be up to the job with an additional 512M memory?
by spire2z
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik why not turn to new Cisco/Juniper?
Replies: 33
Views: 9980

Re: MikroTik why not turn to new Cisco/Juniper?

I guess it comes back to the age old question? Would you rather do a bit of extra work and save a large amount of cash. Or do you spend big bucks and make it a no brainer? In the business were in we go for the first one and we love Mikrotik for giving us that chance. After all that's actually their ...
by spire2z
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

suitable RB hardware for bgp multihoning a /24

Hi, Just wondered if anybody has experience what kind of RB board could handle BGP multihoning with up to three providers routing a /24 or possibly 2 x different /24 ? We have in use quite a few rb1200 and some rb450g on smaller sites which generally route a /24 each statically. Looking into BGP mul...
by spire2z
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.24 released!
Replies: 161
Views: 44051

Re: 5.24 released!

All updated fine on many devices and wireless has been solid for 2 days so far. I think we get slightly better more stable speeds (specially when running a both direction speed test) on this version nv2.
by spire2z
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mesh instead of rstp bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Mesh instead of rstp bridge

Yes the two provider ports are just bridged on one cisco router which is the gateway. They connect via ethernet to two independent rb800 with wireless cards which are the two main APs for the ring. The other hops are also rb800s with two wireless cards linking together in a ap-bridge station wds dai...
by spire2z
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mesh instead of rstp bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Mesh instead of rstp bridge

I have a backbone network that is basically a ring topology ap-bridge to station-wds with 6 hops. There are accesspoints located at the interconnect points around the ring. Currently it uses rstp bridge on each hop, and our providers cisco router provides us two ports joining the ring. They set the ...
by spire2z
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different RSTP root port based on src-ip
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Different RSTP root port based on src-ip

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to have a different rstp root port based on source address?
by spire2z
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."
Replies: 7
Views: 4657

Re: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."

Its got me out of some sticky situations once or twice ;-)
by spire2z
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."
Replies: 7
Views: 4657

Re: Winbox connection error - "roteros.dll is not valid .."

Mac telnet from another MT router?
by spire2z
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot 2.0 and 802.11U
Replies: 10
Views: 5377

Re: Hotspot 2.0 and 802.11U

Yes Yes.
by spire2z
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.21 released
Replies: 78
Views: 18920

Re: 5.21 released

cool, thanks.
by spire2z
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.21 released
Replies: 78
Views: 18920

Re: 5.21 released

I confirm, that 5.21 introduces some serious problems with interrupting traffic. I pointed this in other topic, but it seems i'm there only one and here looks i'm not alone. SO what can I say to Mikrotik team? 5.21 is buggy.... I think ive had this happen three times. Its odd though as we only real...
by spire2z
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 + 5.20 some CPE unreachable (??)
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: NV2 + 5.20 some CPE unreachable (??)

Well I dont use point to multipoint but point to point nv2 5.20 and have just in last two days had two MT AP bridged boards do something like that. I had one that stopped passing traffic and a reboot solved it. And just earlier another one also stopped passing traffic and and I couldn't reach it as ...
by spire2z
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Thanks :-)
by spire2z
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Hi, Got one more slight problem. DHCp is authing and assigning correct pool fine. But when the hotspot authenticates however because it sees Framed-Pool it assigns another IP on hotspot to-address so two IPs are used!! Do you know if there is a rule like above that can omit the radreply Framed-Pool ...
by spire2z
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Actually dont worry I figured out a rule that worked: if(NAS-Port-Type == Ethernet && NAS-Port && !Service-Type && Called-Station-Id =~ /^dhcp[0-9]+$/){ # Username is a MAC address and password is blank if(User-Name =~ /^([0-9A-F]{2}:?){6}$/ && User-Password == ''){ update control { Auth-Type := Acc...
by spire2z
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Hi, sorry but I think I need a little more help! I tried this but it's still failing to auth dhcp. The logs do show that this rule is matching DHCP requests but it still fails to auth. Can I just check something? # Set password to 'User-Name' to facilitate proper lookup in 'users' file or SQL radche...
by spire2z
Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: SIP behind Routerboard Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: SIP behind Routerboard Problem

Or first just try to disable firewall/service port sip
by spire2z
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Thank you very much. You saved me alot of time.
by spire2z
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Thanks that makes sense. Were using same database for hotspot auth so the database needs to remain with the password for it's primary use. The username is already a mac. So can I just clarify that your saying Freeradius can be setup to send access-accept when getting a dhcp request even if NAS is no...
by spire2z
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Does password file in database need to be blank for dhcp to auth with RADIUS?
by spire2z
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

RADIUS and DHCP PASSWORD

Hi, We use freeradius sql with mt hotspot and have no problems. Just recently we had a need to specify a different IP pool for certain mac addresses. With these certain users we hope to just add the extra field into the sql database framed-pool This works with hotspot and to-address is using an ip f...
by spire2z
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ, high ping
Replies: 44
Views: 12525

Re: PCQ, high ping

Try mangle on prerouting chain?
by spire2z
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CoDel support?
Replies: 45
Views: 13285

Re: CoDel support?

I actually thought that PCQ kinda did that? But I may have understood it wrong?

CoDel certainly sounds good for a wireless link when the bandwidth always varies a bit..
by spire2z
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nv2 killed an airspan
Replies: 6
Views: 791

nv2 killed an airspan

We have a couple of p2p dishes on a mast we share with a operator that has some airspan 5.8ghz wimax kit. We accidentally put nv2 using sr71 cards on same channel and we didn't notice any problems on our link in fact we were getting well over 100mbps but it killed out their wi-max service :-0
by spire2z
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 38028

Re: v5.20 released

The NV2 wireless on long distance is more stable now in my opinion giving much more reliable throughput and not dropping or giving poor performance occasionally. I think it may now have more issues on shorter distance links now though as I see our shortest links now having occasional disconnects whe...
by spire2z
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bonding 5 ADSL lines
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Re: Bonding 5 ADSL lines

I havent tried bonding for quite a few MT releases but I never found the speed to be exactly what you would expect. In the country where I live ADSL is quite heavily contented and bonding lines isnt always up to much because the contention at the exchange or higher in the network takes away the bene...
by spire2z
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb1200 port names
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: rb1200 port names

Oh so its not just me then :-)

Thanks for the info dude..
by spire2z
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb1200 port names
Replies: 3
Views: 822

rb1200 port names

Hello, I got a new rb1200ah and uploaded a config from a 450g and all the port names are screwed. Port 1 is port 5 etc. Its a real mess. Basically impossible to config with switch etc. Is this a problem copying config across from a 450. I haven't yet set one up as new unit?
by spire2z
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rstp between 2 mikrotik router
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Rstp between 2 mikrotik router

Set priority lower on internet gateway router.
by spire2z
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot dns redirect
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Re: hotspot dns redirect

Actually I figured it out. Just add address list to hotspot users and then add a rule on port 53 accept

I think now authenticated hotspot users bypass proxy if they want.
by spire2z
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot dns redirect
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

hotspot dns redirect

Does anybody know a way to configure so that when a user is authenticated in Hotspot that the DNS is not redirected via hotspot DNS proxy

The reason being that we have some users who use Open DNS and it dosent work when going via hotspot.
by spire2z
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serial to ethernet converters recommend?
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Serial to ethernet converters recommend?

Hello, Can anybody recommend a good serial to Ethernet converter that is reliable and doesn't crash?
by spire2z
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Volume Based Service
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Volume Based Service

I do that with mikrotik hotspot a radius server, mysql databse and a custom php driven website for customers to buy topups create accounts etc. The whole process is done by the user and they can see their gigs left and buy topups or subscribe to a monthly ammount from a user friendly control panel w...
by spire2z
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

increasing the cell radius beyond what is required for PTP link could also cause the link to pick up interference from other devices which could be inside this bigger cell radius. I don't think it will make any difference to interference. I suspect that it's just the timing window size for the tdma...
by spire2z
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

Difficult to say as the links over the sea are usually the longer ones we do. Have a feeling I may have done that on other links too.
by spire2z
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

Frezenel zone is OK. And yeah I would say with nv2 setting the distance longer helps with ducting for some reason.
by spire2z
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

On a 30 km link over sea I had to go to 43km to solve it. For some reason the links over sea seem to need this.
by spire2z
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

For me nv2 is the best protocol for point to point and apart from having to make the cell radius bigger in some links to eliminate the disconnect problem I have found it really stable even in noisy environments specially when under heavy load. I think the overall speed is not quite as fast as nstrea...
by spire2z
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.18 released
Replies: 92
Views: 25746

Re: v5.18 released

I do not believe that MikroTik will solve the problem of disconnection in NV2.
I'm changing my whole wireless network for 802.11 with dual ospf because I'm tired of waiting for a solution.

Dzieva.
excuse me for my english.
Try to increase your cell radius if you have disconnects.
by spire2z
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with caution!
Replies: 112
Views: 62531

Re: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with cauti

One way to not be woken by tech support is to never sleep!
by spire2z
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: dual WAN dual LAN no nat setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

dual WAN dual LAN no nat setup

Hello, I'm trying to route two lan subnets one to each different gateway without using NAT via one router using route rules but I cant seem to get it working. It's pretty simple setup so one lan subnet goes out via one gateway and the other goes out the other. The "main" route works fine and also th...
by spire2z
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange masquerade
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Strange masquerade

I've noticed the same thing before myself. I'm afraid I don't know the reason either but I am also interested to know the reason. I don't think it actually caused any probs though for us.
by spire2z
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot cookie
Replies: 0
Views: 284

hotspot cookie

Is there a way we can generate the same cookie from our web server that the hotspot uses when a user logs into our website so they would automatically be logged into hotspot as well to avoid having to log in twice?
by spire2z
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: weird problem
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: weird problem

Hi, Thanks for replying. The reason the ssid changes is that its a station and there is two different ap's it can connect to. Rather than using the connect list I find this a better way to control which AP it uses. It just changes back and forth in event of failure until it gets a connection. I can ...
by spire2z
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: weird problem
Replies: 3
Views: 921

weird problem

I have 2 different routerboards running same setup apart from the Ips and ssid. They are both rb600 with 5.14. Both run a netwatch which runs a script to change the ssid in case of link falure. Anyway this script works fine on one of the routers but on the other one it simply doesn't do anything whe...
by spire2z
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: advanced netwatch info?
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: advanced netwatch info?

So once the host is gone down the netwatch will do nothing until its back up again? Or would it run the command each time the ping times out?
by spire2z
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: advanced netwatch info?
Replies: 3
Views: 660

advanced netwatch info?

In netwatch when you have a command in the down and up options, does the command run every time at the specified interval if the netwatch state up or down does not change? Or does it only run the command when the netwatch state changes?
by spire2z
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: 450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw

Ha, I didn't even know you could set the cpu to 100mhz! I didn't have much time to test but i'm fairly sure I checked system resources and would have noticed if that said 100mhz? Not sure though.
by spire2z
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: 450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw

I downgraded to 5.11 and also downgraded firmware back to 2.38 to solve.
by spire2z
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

450g slow with 5.14 and 2.39fw

As title says. When i upgraded 450g to the newest softwares it ran very slow. My internet download dropped to 8meg and it normally can reach about 40meg I had to downgrade as its a live mast. As soon as downgrade download speed went back to normal?
by spire2z
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik
Replies: 25
Views: 4794

Re: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik

Well I don't really care if it works. I think the delay is fine for my purpose.

Now you've got me interested though. I only just started playing with the API today so used the examples on wiki and here I am a few hours later!

What are you using to handle the API connection?
by spire2z
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik
Replies: 25
Views: 4794

Re: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik

I figured it out and edited my post! Must have been at same time you replied!!
by spire2z
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik
Replies: 25
Views: 4794

Re: Problems with Centos 6 server and API Mikrotik

I think I am had and figured this problem out

I got the same behaviour/problem as the OP describes.

Its actually the php api class script is too fast for the hash.

To solve it edit the script and add:

sleep (2);

on a new line after line 85

Cheers.
by spire2z
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: a script to save an IP-List
Replies: 19
Views: 28823

Re: a script to save an IP-List

Would it be possible in above example as an additional step to read this file by ftp from another mikrotik router and then add the addresses to it's dynamic list?
by spire2z
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: scripting snmp/ssh/telnet
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: scripting snmp/ssh/telnet

Thanks. I thought that was the case. Looks like Expect scripting language will do the job easy though.

Cheers.
by spire2z
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: scripting snmp/ssh/telnet
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

scripting snmp/ssh/telnet

Can the mikrotik scripting language yet support gathering some variables via either snmp telnet or ssh and make some decisions based on the values?

In my searching it would seem not possible but i'm just checking in case new versions can or anybody has found a way?
by spire2z
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with 11n link of 32KM
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: Help with 11n link of 32KM

Sometimes probs like that are more obvious? Have you looked for any moisture in connectors or an obstruction appearing only at certain times? Also if uding N I found better to disable things like default calibration and interference resilience. And have you tried using advanced rates and NV2?
by spire2z
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best way to separate CPE management & subscriber traffic?
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Best way to separate CPE management & subscriber traffic

I don't know if I can help you but I'm interested in why you need to separate management and customer traffic? I guess when you say management traffic you mean when somebody changes a setting on a CPE or something? I just can't think of any reason why you would go to all that trouble and what the be...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 cell radius
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

Re: nv2 cell radius

about 38km but in testing nv2 I think I found it was a bit better to specify slightly longer so the AP is set at 43km. And it's a point to point.
by spire2z
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 cell radius
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

nv2 cell radius

Hi, On Nv2 links if you look at the client side status even when the AP side is set to a cellradius say 43km the client end always reports 30km I am not sure if it's a problem but on this link we do occasionally suffer wired perfomance on the upstream from the client which reports that value. I have...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ampdu priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 25555

Re: ampdu priorities

[/quote]Albeit the information is scattered among different places, it is a bit unfair to say that there is no documentation :).[/quote] :-) Well I think it was really the specific details about how the system works under the hood. Which you kind of need to know to use it properly! But I guess that ...
by spire2z
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ampdu priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 25555

Re: ampdu priorities

Well if anybody is interested I found some info in ubiquity forums and some cisco site about this and I would hope it's the same with MT. The packets are not marked automatically so it's up to us to mark them at source. Most VOIP units do it by default. But once done they should follow as below: amp...
by spire2z
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ampdu priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 25555

Re: ampdu priorities

Really! Nobody knows anything about this?
by spire2z
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ampdu priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 25555

ampdu priorities

Hello, Can anybody point me to the information about how protocols are classified into what ampdu types? I am also interested in how the packets are detected and or classified and if that is done automatically or if it's up to us to mark them? Basically I'm tuning links for best performance with rea...
by spire2z
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot problem with /26 on lan side
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: hotspot problem with /26 on lan side

I was just about to delete the post actually because it started working by itself mysteriously after just leaving it running for half an hour? Maybe just some routes propagation or something.

I will post more IP details if it is not reliable or seems to have further issues.

Thanks for replying BTW.
by spire2z
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot problem with /26 on lan side
Replies: 2
Views: 362

hotspot problem with /26 on lan side

Hi, I have a problem with the hotspot rb450g. I have a router setup with a bridge for the lan ports 2-5 and ether 1 as wan on the lan I have say a xxx.xxx.xxx.1/26 public IP and clients in that subnet pointing to it as gateway obviously. And on the wan i have say a xxx.xxx.xxx.200/24 public ip route...
by spire2z
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Qos where to apply
Replies: 20
Views: 4118

Re: Qos where to apply

Well I get what's been said but I don't totally agree :-) For example, I can understand that you cannot choose what packets hit your network, but what you do with them will still have an enormous effect on what bandwidth that is forwarded than if you don't have any QOS. In fact if you don't have any...
by spire2z
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interim update radius problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Interim update radius problem.

Hi, No it's actually some weird circumstance were one particular users accounting was not going through. In the hotspot logs you can see successful accounting responses so it's not a general problem. After I logged them out and back in it's working normally now. I didn't even reboot the hotspot. So ...
by spire2z
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interim update radius problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Interim update radius problem.

Thanks for the idea but it's not that. After more investigation it just seemed to happen with one user who called us saying their gigs were not showing used on account control panel but when we logged them off manually it updated. Maybe there is some weird circumstance when that can happen. I guess ...
by spire2z
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interim update radius problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Interim update radius problem.

Hello, I'm using hotspot and freeradius. I have an issue that the interim accounting update does not seem to be working. Its set at 00:10:00 It updates fine with logout but for some reason no interim updates are taking place? I am still using 3.30 on the board and wonderd if anyone had knew of or ex...
by spire2z
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Performance at Its Best
Replies: 12
Views: 1889

Re: Mikrotik Performance at Its Best

Try a simple queues for the customer bandwidth limit and then just use pcq rules to spread evenly across your service classes. Ive never had such high cpu useage. I do it that way and it should do what you want I think.
by spire2z
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router login changed unknown how?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Router login changed unknown how?

No it's nothing like that.

Its a remote site that has not had any settings changed for ages.

It just happened on it's own in the night! I haven't even tried rebooting it yet as I will have to go there and take a look?
by spire2z
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router login changed unknown how?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Router login changed unknown how?

Hi, This morning a rb433ah just refused login to winbox and telnet to the user login details we had setup. Its all working OK in it's job for routing etc but it's a little worrying we can't login today. Has anyone else ever has this? Like for example is it a crash/bug in the server software? Or some...
by spire2z
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wds bride rstp and dataloss
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: wds bride rstp and dataloss

I found that as well on our network some months ago. To be honest I stopped using it and never bothered to look into it. I would be interested if anyone had any ideas too.
by spire2z
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by itself
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by it

It could be months or years even. Its very rare but over like 6 years its happened 3-4 times at different sites. I use winbox to configure it normally? Don't have problem using terminal just seems to take me longer so generally use winbox. I usually setup manually with the settings not using the wiz...
by spire2z
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by itself
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by it

This was on a 450g but I've had it happen on 433ah as well before. The IP of the hotspot is set as well as the dns name in the hotspot settings and also in the dns settings the entry is there. I have only just noticed that when this problem happens if I use winbox to connect to the router and goto h...
by spire2z
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by itself
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by it

It happens very occasionally and I haven't been able to see anything in logs? When it happens the interface is still working. Its just the hotspot page does not load as I guess it can't forward to the correct IP? Not sure how MT sets the variable but if you look on the hotspot server settings in win...
by spire2z
Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by itself
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

hotspot (ip of dns name) goes to 0.0.0.0 sometimes by itself

Hi, Yes occasionally the ip of dns name appears as 0.0.0.0 and we have to restart the hotspot to resolve? I'm using 3.30 at the mo. I can upgrade to 4x but am a little orried to do that now as its a live setup but if someone confirms for example its a fixed issue then I will upgrade.
by spire2z
Wed May 12, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TDMA - what's ahead?
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: TDMA - what's ahead?

Personally I think you will be lucky to see compatibility between Airmax and Nstream. Although they are both based on Atheros reference I would imagine there is too much custom stuff between the two systems, not to mention the fact they are competing companies. But Nstream could support TDMA if it d...
by spire2z
Wed May 05, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You MUST Reboot RouterOS after license update!
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: You MUST Reboot RouterOS after license update!

Or could your connection have just dropped as an unrelated matter? I've done loads of upgrades remotely and it always says to reboot yes or no and the connection doesn't drop whenever I have done it?
by spire2z
Wed May 05, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik RouterOS version 4.9 released!
Replies: 32
Views: 11208

Re: MikroTik RouterOS version 4.9 released!

-tp[/quote] I guess you dont have customers on your network right ? :)))[/quote] Or you just run software updates the day they appear across a live network without testing in a beta environment or even waiting to read some feedback in a forum? I just read here for a few days first, if nothing crops ...
by spire2z
Tue May 04, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: version 3.31????????????
Replies: 2
Views: 484

version 3.31????????????

I got a routerboard new and it had software version 3.31 installed? I thought the latest 3 was 3.30 and cannot see this on the websites anywhere?

what's that all about?
by spire2z
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..

We don't have those issues. We pass averagely between 75 - 100 mbps TCP over our MT n links some of which are 20 miles long. I know the TCP bandwidth tests don't work very well in routerboards because the test itself tends to max out the cpu. I suspect alot of this is down to antenns used. Incidenta...
by spire2z
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n upload problems, R52N and Intel 5300
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: 802.11n upload problems, R52N and Intel 5300

Send support message to Intel?
by spire2z
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..

but why? do you have any problem in v4.6 that need to be fixed? Normis - are you kidding? 802.11n- does not working as expected nstreme + polling does not working under 802.11n wold you like more? it would be long list. You should look up to UBNT with "N" working perfect!! Come on Normis - could yo...
by spire2z
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.

Yeah good one. that is better.
by spire2z
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: To wait or not to continue ROS v4.x?..

but why? do you have any problem in v4.6 that need to be fixed? Normis - are you kidding? 802.11n- does not working as expected nstreme + polling does not working under 802.11n wold you like more? it would be long list. You should look up to UBNT with "N" working perfect!! All that stuff works fine...
by spire2z
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.

That's great, thanks. I guess I should have read the manual properly :-0 But you saved me having to do that, and for that I send my thanks :-)
by spire2z
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.

but just say someone just types into the browser address bar when they are logged in: hotspot.myhost.com Without any protocol info entered by default the page loads non ssl. I didn't know about anything in the html that controls that, surely it's the web server that does that? Or maybe you can enlig...
by spire2z
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Any way to make all hotspot pages SSL.

In testing only the login screen loads up with SSL, status page etc don't by default. Is there a way to force all hotspot pages to SSL?
by spire2z
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 4.6 testing
Replies: 1
Views: 538

4.6 testing

Has anyone tested version 4.6 yet with wireless and N stream in Nmode? I wondered if it was same, better or worse that 4.5 or even if MT had done any undocumented updates which they do sometimes? I'm always cautious to upgrade without reading here but no one seems to have commented on it yet? Any fe...
by spire2z
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IP packing possible on bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: IP packing possible on bridge

So does it have to be the gateway and dst address are Mikrotik.
by spire2z
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IP packing possible on bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

IP packing possible on bridge

Is IP packing possible on a bridge interface? The manual seems to say that will work but I read someone on here saying it only works in a routed interface scenario?
by spire2z
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Public IP behind Wireless Station Mode. Is it possible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Public IP behind Wireless Station Mode. Is it possible ?

Isn't the point of a public Ip to be reachable? If you are worried about security why not use a private IP. But if you want a public I would bridge your interfaces eth1-BR-wlan1-AP-BRIDGE ---- WDS-STATION-wlan1-BR-eth1 then just configure the Public IP on the device connected to the eth1 of the stat...
by spire2z
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Public IP behind Wireless Station Mode. Is it possible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Public IP behind Wireless Station Mode. Is it possible ?

Use WDS station for the client and WDS dynamic on the Ap or you have to run NAT on the station interface which would make difficult to use a public IP behind it
by spire2z
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6092

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

Nstreme work's fine uffff. What i do: RB 433 3.25 > 4.6 reboot upgrade reset reset (after 1st reset) reset cards N config from wiki (optimal) Nstreme is stable. When I upgreaded form 4.2>4.3>4.4 etc. without reset nstreme was unstable. I set up all mine from scratch, no upgrades but maybe there is ...
by spire2z
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS vs Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: WDS vs Tunnel

802.11n speed is limited over WDS bridges, this method doesn't have such limitations MT Wiki Try http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transparently_Bridge_two_Networks_using_MPLS Thanks my friend, that works out about right numbers wise by my stats. They say 60% more so 100 -160mbps is what I am getting c...
by spire2z
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS vs Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: WDS vs Tunnel

WDS works fine for us with N. But whether its giving us the best possible speed is what i'm asking. We get about 100 mbps tcp traffic on the average N links with WDS. The max rate I would imagine could possibly be something like 160mbps ideally so wonder if changing to an IP tunnel will give a littl...
by spire2z
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6092

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

Well I can say that MikroTiks 11N does work, and works great for us. But we've been a WISP for 10 years so we know what were doing ;-)
by spire2z
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6092

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

To be honest unless you have some traffic shaping setup your gonna have those results when downloading with bittorent. I think if thats a single chain link that speed is pretty good. The same thing would happen with a ethernet cable if your maxing it out. Your just flooding it with the torrents. Use...
by spire2z
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS vs Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: WDS vs Tunnel

Thanks I have read someone, possibly you saying that here.

Have you any idea how much faster in real life? I was looking for more detail?
by spire2z
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS vs Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

WDS vs Tunnel

Hello, I have read some users here saying that WDS is not as effective as IP tunnels for 11n links.

Is anyone able to confirm that and give any ideas on real world differences and examples in throughput?
by spire2z
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6092

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

Thats ridiculous? We have loads of Mikrotik 11N links from 30 km to 2 km all working great and alot quicker than 11a with no problems?

How are you managing to get such problems? There is a few bits of info like you must upgrade board firmware. Set HW retries to 15.
by spire2z
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n and MT Nstreme
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: 802.11n and MT Nstreme

were using MT N and nstream without problems?
by spire2z
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

Yup I use a radius server with mysql and have developed my own php code for the signup and crediting part externally via walled garden. And freeradius module to count data usage. When the payment is made the paypal IPN script updates the mysql database. It's much the same as usermanager but simpler ...
by spire2z
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

Yeah but maybe there is another way, everything else is there apart from php. And it would be a nice feature to fully lock down the hotspot.
by spire2z
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

Yes: http://www.stellarwebsolutions.com/en/articles/paypal_button_encryption_php.php I used it on paypal to stop anyone modifying the links to the shop. One problem is that a user can change the price value link and submit a link to paypal and change the price. Also i'm using mac addresses as userna...
by spire2z
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

Hi, I know how to use the SSL login page, but thats not what I mean! A SSL link is different. It's when the link within the page code is an encrypted block of text so the user has no idea where the link sends to and what it contains. An SSl page does not offer this function as the user of the browse...
by spire2z
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

I mean at the actual login button for the hotspot login. I don't want some information to be such as mac address revealed in the link if possible. I do it with a php page and open ssl on normal web servers so customers cant modify the http request with the links but I don't know a way to run that on...
by spire2z
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl encrypted buttons hotspot
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

ssl encrypted buttons hotspot

Has anyone figured out a way to use SSL encrypted links in the hotspot pages?
by spire2z
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR71-15 40mhz??
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: SR71-15 40mhz??

Thanks. I did try that in an earlier version of ros but could not establish a connection when it was enabled. Must try again now. By the way I take it that would that explain why Ive never seen a link rate above 130 mbps even with perfect signals?
by spire2z
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR71-15 40mhz??
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

SR71-15 40mhz??

Can the SR71-15 do turbo(40mhz) mode in the ROS? I know it's capable but I don't get the option available in any of my rb433ah boards.

TIAV :-)
by spire2z
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik.com site down?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

mikrotik.com site down?

Hi, I can't seem to access mikrotik.com website or do a licence update. Is anyone else having same issue? I can reach the forum though obviously.
by spire2z
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Well from my extensive testing so far, I would say 11n is very good if you have a strong signal. of -60 or above. But for low signals it's much worse than 11a right now performance wise. And becomes very instable. Im sure with a little more work it will be great. And reading after UBNT it's just the...
by spire2z
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Well it's not that bad I think! Actually its pretty reliable once you get the settings right and does perform much better than 11a.

When Nstream is properly sorted and a few other little things it will be awesome.
by spire2z
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi and 3G interference
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Wifi and 3G interference

I have experienced this as well although with a separate 3g router too close to the wlan. I think it's like if you hear on the tv or radio the sound interfierance if a mobile phone is close. I can only imagine the transmitter is too powerful in those to be that close even though they operate on a di...
by spire2z
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Got a good result with newest software version using 2 duel pol dishes a link of 20 miles aprox over sea is running at 80 mbps half duplex and actually does do 40/40 full duplex which we thought pretty good. It has a signal in the 50s and is using nstream which does bomb out ocasionally but works q...
by spire2z
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

It's not much different with small packets? I only see a 10-20 % difference with small packets?
by spire2z
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

The software has many bugs still. I am actually surprised the software is not labeled as beta as the problems with Nstream etc means we can't use it in production properly yet. I'm looking forward very much to more work from MT and it certainly looks promising with these results so far, but it shoul...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

and this:
by spire2z
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Heres the pics:
by spire2z
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Got a good result with newest software version using 2 duel pol dishes a link of 20 miles aprox over sea is running at 80 mbps half duplex and actually does do 40/40 full duplex which we thought pretty good. It has a signal in the 50s and is using nstream which does bomb out ocasionally but works qu...
by spire2z
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How do I set routerboard for end user equipments to use UDP
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: How do I set routerboard for end user equipments to use UDP

Sounds to me like they are using NAT and need to setup port forwards?
by spire2z
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 285974

Re: 802.11n

Hello, just to share my experiences of 802.11n MT flavour: I setup a 17 mile link between an island and mainland using dual pol 29db dishes. So far I have managed to get 80mbps real world traffic with around -61db signals , but I think I can improve soon but having so many association and privacy er...
by spire2z
Sat May 16, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with PPPoE??
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Can anyone help me with PPPoE??

Thanks, do you believe it to be the EoIPs, VPLS interfaces to the client that really help the PPPoE to work more effectively? Will have to try. Thanks again.
by spire2z
Fri May 15, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any example of this ?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Any example of this ?

Proxy-Arp ?
by spire2z
Fri May 15, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with PPPoE??
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Can anyone help me with PPPoE??

Hmm, thats a shame. Kinda answers my question though. How is everyone running large networks easily? I have a few hundred users now and we need some way to auth? Just planning a big expansion and no way can we have custom settings on any site now. It all has to be radius driven and so that any off t...
by spire2z
Thu May 14, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with PPPoE??
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Can anyone help me with PPPoE??

Hi, I have been testing PPPoE as follows. The PPPoE server runs on a wireless interface along with a hotspot. Users can login either with hotspot or PPPoE if they have a router. The problem in my testing has been the PPPoE sessions just aren't reliable enough for to go commercial on. For some reason...
by spire2z
Fri May 08, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Effective way to mark PPPoE traffic/connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Effective way to mark PPPoE traffic/connections

Or an easy way is to use the hotspot! PPPoE bypasses it when logged in.
by spire2z
Tue May 05, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with PPPoE
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Problems with PPPoE

**bump** Is nobody using PPPoE??
by spire2z
Sat May 02, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with PPPoE
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Problems with PPPoE

I am having some weird troubles with PPPoE testing. I have PPPoE server running along with hotspot on a bridge. I have tested with rstp stp and none with same results. The problem seems to be that in Mikrotik the error is: bridge1 terminating sessions: interface state changed (what does this mean??)...
by spire2z
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE and Hotspot!
Replies: 0
Views: 351

PPPoE and Hotspot!

Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows a way to make a PPPoE session terminate to the lan side of a hotspot. Usually when it auths it will bypass the hotspot. I want to and can, send an additional queerie from the radius server if a user has gone over their transfer limit so the PPPoE still loggs in ...
by spire2z
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: (ASK) Mikrotik Bridge as Internal Proxy (Un-Solved Mystery)
Replies: 26
Views: 3631

Re: (ASK URGENT) Mikrotik Bridge as Internal Proxy

I think because your gateway is behind the bridge you will have difficulty doing it transparently except by redirecting it back using a firewall rule on the gateway router. That seems a bit inefficiant since it's sat before the router from the clients perspective. For it to be transparant you will n...
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: itv.com wont stream with MT proxy!
Replies: 1
Views: 465

itv.com wont stream with MT proxy!

Hello, in the UK we have one of the big TV networks called ITV. They have launched a streaming service for all their shows that uses Microsoft silverlight as the viewer. I have found that this service cannot function via the MT web proxy. I suspect they have blocked access from proxys to stop other ...
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different Gateways depending on username...
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Different Gateways depending on username...

I'm not sure how to do this in MT yet but I would like to too soon as well for a project. I know here in UK our telecom wholesaler does it by domains names. The user login goes to the main NAS and the username@domain.com then the request is sent to the radius server with that domain. I wonder if thi...
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: dns to address lists scripts.
Replies: 7
Views: 9259

Re: dns to address lists scripts.

No it's OK I solved it.

:if ((([:find $cacheName "domain"] >= 0) gets the domains properly

:if ((([:find $cacheName "domain"] != 0) only grabs the *.domains
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: dns to address lists scripts.
Replies: 7
Views: 9259

Re: dns to address lists scripts.

Cheers, that helps with debug and now I know whats going in. I think the issue is that the script does not add ips whos domain is the fist level for example a domain like: stun.sipgate.net & www.sipgate.co.uk & gatway.tescointernetphone.com will go into the list but: sipgate.net & tescointernetphone...
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard RB411A Reboots Non Stop
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Routerboard RB411A Reboots Non Stop

I had this issue on a rb433ah and 1x xr5 and 2 x sr5. For me it was power consumption of the cards as lowering the TX power on the xr5 solved it for me.

Does the rb433ah have enough mini PCI power to supply those cards?

Also does anyone know a board that will take 4 of them?
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: dns to address lists scripts.
Replies: 7
Views: 9259

dns to address lists scripts.

Hello, I found this script on the forums somewhere see it below after this post, the question is that I can't seem to quite understand it's behaviour? It looks pretty simple from the code which I can understand except for the odd punctuation. Anyway as you can probably see it will find DNS names and...
by spire2z
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Network with large diameter getting unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Network with large diameter getting unstable

The steup i'm using two radios on each relay one wds station mode and one in AP mode to realy the network. Speed and latency is good. Usually 3 ms accross all the hops which actually goes possibly 60 miles. Just this little wds weird thing?
by spire2z
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Network with large diameter getting unstable
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Network with large diameter getting unstable

Hi, I too have had this problem. On the 5th hop of a long wds run I have this exact problem. The temp solution was to use PSudobridge mode which works OK with it's limitations, but also I have same prob. Can't make work with wds? any new info? I tried the different rstp protocols with no difference?
by spire2z
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireelss assosiation issues
Replies: 1
Views: 400

wireelss assosiation issues

Hello, I have 2 rb300 ppc running latest version of MT. Problem I am finding is that with one setup as station and one as AP both with same country settings etc for some reason the station will only associate on certain channels. For example it will only associate on high band 5.8 but not on low ban...
by spire2z
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPOE failed login pre hotspot sucessfull login bypass hotsp
Replies: 0
Views: 375

PPPOE failed login pre hotspot sucessfull login bypass hotsp

Hello! I am wondering if anyone has found a way to make a pppoe login that has failed from radius authenticate but pre hotspot login. And only a successfull pppoe login from radius will bypass the hotspot? If you didn't guess this is to streamline a billing setup.
by spire2z
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Crown Castle / CCI
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Crown Castle / CCI

Thats cheap from my knowledge, but have you checked the prices for maintanance. Here in UK they were a killer, they wanted £1000 for a tower climb!!!
by spire2z
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: mlppp ready for production environment?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: mlppp ready for production environment?

Thanks for the info. Thats pretty much what I gathered. I guess netwatch and some simple script can probably solve the above issue?
by spire2z
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mlppp ready for production environment?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

mlppp ready for production environment?

Hello, I have been reading the threads on MLPPP. From what I could dig up there does seems to be a couple of little glitches? But cant see much posts since the last release!!

Can anyone say if it's reliable enough to use a backbone for a live service?
by spire2z
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!

Well your idea will work with accounting and if you use a script to redirect users on each router from the accounting. But we wanted a fully RADIUS based setup so and NAS can use it with PPPoE and Hotspot from any of our AP's with no scrpits. Also we wanted an industry standard solution. You did kno...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPOE Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 4191

Re: PPPOE Problem

Yes I also have this problem and posted a message here a couple of weeks ago and didn't get much help!! Except one guy said to disable MSCHAP and CHAP authentication. This does actually just about give you a more stable connection but I feel it is still not perfect and also it's not a good fix but a...
by spire2z
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request - Basic Serial Interaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: Feature Request - Basic Serial Interaction

I am about to try this too for a solar unit stats. I read the actual docs page not the wiki? In fact it says it can dump data from the serial-terminal, so it should be a matter of a script to dump and send the email each hour or something? I am going to play with it shortly.
by spire2z
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE dificultys
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: PPPoE dificultys

Strangely yes that seems to work?

Who said that? Was is MT support? And what does this mean?

My guess is a bug with either MT or possibly microsoft? I was testing from an XP laptop?
by spire2z
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE dificultys
Replies: 2
Views: 645

PPPoE dificultys

Hello, I have a wireless AP on a rb500 board which has a Hotspot and PPPoe server on the same interface using latest version ROS. I want users to be able to login either by PPPoE or Hotspot page. This does work OK but with PPPoe there is a problem: After the PPPoE connection has been used for a few ...
by spire2z
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P2P Limiting pretty much useless on MT now...
Replies: 28
Views: 6318

Re: P2P Limiting pretty much useless on MT now...

Normis is right. There is now too much different traffic, I work in reverse, all traffic low priority unless told not to be. Obviously you can still try to block p2p anyway but I know it wont work fully. You see P2p programes are designed to get around ISP routers etc, they are maverick software :-)...
by spire2z
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Re: Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!

Yeah mine is similar to usermanager but with data instead of time purchased. The biggest problem I had was freeradius 2 gig limit on radius replys, but thats sorted now ;)
by spire2z
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3204

Gigs useage limit via radius with top up etc finally!!

I have finally finished a Freeradius based usage limiter with a PHP frontend for paypal payments for use with MT. Users can signup, login and buy Gigs, top up etc from a PHP interface and paypal and mysql database. The radius server can take any data limit and have a monthly limit and a top up bank....
by spire2z
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes

No because if you take a look you will see the ones I mentioned are not documented!!

Only Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit is documented and it only limits download. I was happy to find MT-Total-Limit :) as It limits both ways data not just download.
by spire2z
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes

You have to edit the dictionary manually and add lines at the bottom. I discovered it by accident when testing out datalimiting with radius. I didn't write them all down 16 was a dynamic wpa key and can't remember the others: ATTRIBUTE MT-didnt notel 16 string ATTRIBUTE MT-Total-Limit 17 integer ATT...
by spire2z
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Ha Ha.. found your hidden radius attributes

Radius attributes 17 - 21 anyone??? They are very useful and should be documented :)
by spire2z
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WISPs: Where?
Replies: 95
Views: 46031

Re: Mikrotik WISPs: Where?

IW / UK... we cover about half of this island 147 square miles approx all using MT boards and PC hardware for core routers.
by spire2z
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot random lockup
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: hotspot random lockup

No actually it's a problem weve always had very rarely with hotspot accross all versions of ROS. I must admit I have still running 3.14 on that one that crashed last week?
by spire2z
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot random lockup
Replies: 3
Views: 895

hotspot random lockup

Hello,

Sometimes not very often but once in a blue moon on RB500 units the hotspot will just crash and customers cannot access login screen but dhcp works and bridges clients work too. Rebooting the router restores hotspot login??

Any ideas?

Cheers...
by spire2z
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: worrying about the future of wifi
Replies: 22
Views: 4068

Re: worrying about the future of wifi

I don't see your problem! We are in exactly same position and here we compete with 8mbps services at $10 (£20)/ month. Actually I feel wireless is in an excellent position to compete! It costs us next to nothing to reach a customer when the DSL providers pay a wholesale fee to the telephone company ...
by spire2z
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: radius reply Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit-Gigawords
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: radius reply Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit-Gigawords

--BUMP--
by spire2z
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: radius reply Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit-Gigawords
Replies: 1
Views: 734

radius reply Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit-Gigawords

Hello, I am wondering if MT should work with a reply sent from Freeradius "Mikrotik-Xmit-Limit-Gigawords" It's being sent back after login. I can see it in the MT logs so I know the radius is sending it but the mikrotik router is not doing anything with it? I suspect it only accepts "Mikrotik-Xmit-L...
by spire2z
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help! scripts do nothing since upgrde 2.9.51 - 3.10 (solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Help! scripts do nothing since upgrde 2.9.51 - 3.10 (solved)

Hi, I have some scripts rerouting etc in event of losing one backhaul. Since upgrade they just dont work and give no errors either? Also I can find no documentation on scripting for version3?? Help please? script1 /ip route find comment Node4 /ip route enable Node4 /ip route find comment Zen_Main /i...
by spire2z
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: tcp mss mtu oddity since upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 598

tcp mss mtu oddity since upgrade

hello all, just to say I found since upgrading to 3.10 from 2.9.51 we had a problem accessing paypal etc and soem secure sites. We found that something has changed in mikrotik routing and we found to solve the problem we had to set the MTU on the actual interfaces at 1300 and then remove the old cha...
by spire2z
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2804

Re: PPPoE IP Addresses.

Thanks.. At least I know it's aparantly not possible! I can't quite see any reason why it's not possible though technically! As we are the ISP we ideally need to route our own block of IP's to customers not proxy arp them from the WAN! That really only makes sense if your using NAT and trying to use...
by spire2z
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2804

Re: PPPoE IP Addresses.

Hi, Thanks for your help but I'm sure it's not that! I already know what you mean but it's not this it's the way MT sets everything up after the PPPoE auth process takes place which we have no controll over. You see normally a LAN user simply uses a spare IP to connect with the subnet gateway and DN...
by spire2z
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2804

PPPoE IP Addresses.

Is it possible to get more control over what address gateway and dns settings are issued to PPPoE clients? We have it setup to use a DHCP pool address but due to the way it puts the dynamic route in and gives weird gateway we are finding some issues with incomming SIP calls. Ideally we would just us...
by spire2z
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??

Yeah sorry. nobody really replied quickly to that one so I made another post with a better heading!! Also were not planning on making dedicated speed. It's a contented service we plan like ADSL is here. To give you an idea ADSL providers here only go up to 8mbps @50:1 contention and thats even a lie...
by spire2z
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??

Thanks for all your infos. I guess it's up to us to come up with a way to see if it's possible with some testing. We would really like to beat the crappy and wildly variable speeds of ADSL 8mbps services here in our location. We think it's possible and will give us a real selling point! We were thin...
by spire2z
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??

Thanks for your reply, when you say 'undedicated no problem', I assume you mean a little contention? Do you already offer this? If so how many users do you find can be attached per AP and what minimum signal level is needed to ensure 20mbps is possible most of the time? Also what about hardware? Are...
by spire2z
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is 20mbps PTMP possible??
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Is 20mbps PTMP possible??

Hi there! we have the oportunity and want to try and offer a 20mbps service using all mikrotik hardware. We hope to use 5ghz bands and would be starting from scratch so we can use any hardware radio combination possible. Does anybody think this is possible or is it asking too much for this current w...
by spire2z
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is this possible??
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Is this possible??

Thanks for your feedback. We do already provide a service like you do in 2.4ghz mixed b/g mode with 5ghz backhauls no nstream or bonding duplex etc, and we currently get simmilar results as you mention with up to 20-30 custs per AP. 1/ Are you using 5ghz AP and getting these results in 54mbps mode? ...
by spire2z
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is this possible??
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Is this possible??

Were toying with the idea of offering a 20mbps contented service in 5ghz bands. Do you think this is really possible in a point to multipoint scenario? We have the oportunity to use all MT hardware and we hope to use 5.4ghz for backhauls and 5.8ghz for service provision. We know this is operating on...
by spire2z
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help!! hotspot problem!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Help!! hotspot problem!!!

No we have our own radius setup for that stuff.

Just a standard rb112 running:

dhcp, hotspot, system, wireless

with 2 radio cards 1 for 2.4ghz apbridge and one for wds station 5ghz backhaul.
by spire2z
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help!! hotspot problem!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Help!! hotspot problem!!!

I'm getting calls from customers about this error when logging into hotspot:

internal error: logion failed: failed to add queue: already have such name

The queue did not go when the user logged out? and has to be removed manually, Why? this is running a rb112 and MT version 2.9.46
by spire2z
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What exactly is HW retries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: What exactly is HW retries?

Thanks guys, you think much the same as me but I wonder why nobody from MT can say exactly what this is for real?
by spire2z
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: problem doing netinstall
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: problem doing netinstall

Thanks. But I have already tried that. I did just re download Netinstall but it made no difference. Also I have reformatted nand and upgraded bios to no avail. Do you know if any windows services are needed for running this function on the client or is it all contained inside the netinstall programm...
by spire2z
Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: problem doing netinstall
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

problem doing netinstall

I have a rb112 and it lost access to it.

I can access the device by serial cable and routerboot and is discovered by netinstall software. However when I try to reinstall mt the netinstall just quits after a second and the serial console just says waiting for upgrade server forever?
by spire2z
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Radius Reply Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Hotspot Radius Reply Issues

Could it be just some normal networking issue like MTU size or maybe source IP is wrong on NAS list if firewall is masquerading?
by spire2z
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What exactly is HW retries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: What exactly is HW retries?

Sorry to -bump- but I really do want to know this?
by spire2z
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What type of capacitor rb112 please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: What type of capacitor rb112 please?

Thanks, thats basically what I thought but I did not want to risk the stability of the device if there was a specific need.

Thanks for your help.
by spire2z
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What exactly is HW retries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

What exactly is HW retries?

Hi,

Just for my own information what exactly is "HW retries"? What is HW and what is it retrying?
by spire2z
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anyone know of a dual band omni 5ghz/2.4ghz with 2 radio fee
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Anyone know of a dual band omni 5ghz/2.4ghz with 2 radio fee

Looking for a dual band omni with 5ghz and 2.4ghz layers and two radio feeds one for each frequency to be used simultaneously. I want this for single pole masts where we want omnidirectional coverage in 5ghz and 2.4ghz on top of one single pole type mast. Has anybody seen such an antenna? I can't fi...
by spire2z
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What type of capacitor rb112 please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

What type of capacitor rb112 please?

Hi,

I got a second hand rb112 and one of the capacitors was broken off in shipping and I am capable of repair but wondered exactly what make it was to make sure the fix is good.

105 c
180 uf
63 v

Can anybody at MT say what brand etc and any further info as a suitable replacement?

Thanks all.
by spire2z
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: bridge filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: bridge filter

No but this did in chain order: / interface bridge filter add chain=forward in-interface=!ether1 out-interface=ether1 action=accept / interface bridge filter add chain=forward in-interface=ether1 out-interface=!ether1 action=accept / interface bridge filter add chain=forward action=drop The reason m...
by spire2z
Wed May 30, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bridge filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: bridge filter

No i'm not aware of print screen! Try not to use windows too much!! Not quite sure what you mean as the terminal is the same information as the info in winbox, here it is anyway and thanks again for your help: / interface bridge filter add chain=forward in-interface=wlan1 out-interface=wlan2 action=...
by spire2z
Wed May 30, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data
Replies: 15
Views: 3577

Re: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data

Yes, you have to use the same counters. There is no probs having two monthly counters. It's just that they reset monthly.
by spire2z
Wed May 30, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Preventing Banwidth Accelerator
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Preventing Banwidth Accelerator

I think he means that the additional connections used by the accelerators are giving him problems. A user can download one file in as many parts as he/she likes which can put strain on ptmp wireless ap's. If the user has a poor signal and uses one of these download managers they can wipe out service...
by spire2z
Tue May 29, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bridge filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: bridge filter

Here is a jpg of my rules in winbox:

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Thanks for your time my friend.. :)
by spire2z
Tue May 29, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data
Replies: 15
Views: 3577

Re: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data

I think it may be because you changed the countername. They are in built to freeradius and you need to use monthlycounter if you want the limit to reset monthly. So you can have a monthly limit or a once only limit or whatever.
by spire2z
Fri May 25, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data
Replies: 15
Views: 3577

Re: use of rlm_sqlcounter & rlm_counter for time & data

1. can I change dataunit from GB to KB I think so but you would have to fiddle with the math on the sql counter bit in radius.conf 2. If users data limit is full is it possible to send reply msg like " Your data download limit is full" I thought it did! You can modify the source code though to give ...
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