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by robmaltsystems
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite

It got a strong signal when using the in-built Wi-Fi interface but low when using the USB-adapter. So the signal is clearly strong but something else is causing it to report/run low signal. It's very weird.
by robmaltsystems
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite

Hmm, sort of - it works fine with every other Wi-Fi access point and I live somewhere where there are lots of access points:

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It's perplexing but does seem to be a problem between the USB adaptor and the hAP lite alone.
by robmaltsystems
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite

I've just plugged the USB adaptor into my laptop and same problem. Use the laptop inbuilt Wi-Fi and totally strong signal. Use the USB Wi-Fi adaptor and very low signal. Can get a slightly better signal if I move the laptop right next to the router but still only one bar. So this particular USB Wi-F...
by robmaltsystems
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Low signal when using USB Wi-FI adaptor with hAP Lite

I've got a generic USB Wi-Fi connector that I occasionally plug into my PC so I can do "wireless" stuff. However, it's getting a very poor signal with a hap Lite. The router is currently 3m away from the PC/adaptor but this is the strengh: https://i.imgur.com/NNsf1aH.png So note how low the Mikrotik...
by robmaltsystems
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox v3.22 released!
Replies: 117
Views: 44930

Re: Winbox v3.22 released!

>added LegacyMode (disabled by default) to allow using older, less secure connections to RouterOS older than v6.43;

For the record, how has the security been improved in the later versions? Or maybe, why is the legacy mode insecure?
by robmaltsystems
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Option to duplicate rule....
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: Option to duplicate rule....

How very old school :-)

Which I actually love...
by robmaltsystems
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is this failover mechanism working??
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: How is this failover mechanism working??

Thanks for that heads-up. Sounds like there are many way to skin a cat here. Will check out this feature later.
by robmaltsystems
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is this failover mechanism working??
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: How is this failover mechanism working??

>Better than scheduled script is lease script for DHCP client, because it will run only when DHCP gets new address/gateway

Thanks for the heads up on that - yes, a script in the DHCP client is a more sensible location rather than scheduled script.
by robmaltsystems
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is this failover mechanism working??
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: How is this failover mechanism working??

I've just come onsite to test the fail over in a more accurate scenario, i.e. the WAN DHCP client is still up but there is no route to the internet. Unfortunately it doesn't work as covered in the original article. So I must be missing something. In my earlier tests, I was disconnecting the WAN conn...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is this failover mechanism working??
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: How is this failover mechanism working??

Thanks for the posts - will need to put aside a bit of time to digest them. >can you explain again how to deal with the dhcp interfaces ? Was that directed at me? If so, then this is the full script I have at the moment: # Failover: part of the ISP failover system. # Updates the route with the curre...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable hEX Ethernet port depending on which WAN port is active
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Disable hEX Ethernet port depending on which WAN port is active

Ahh good idea about looking at the firewall and blocking some paths. Later...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Routing ping traffic to laptop behind router
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Routing ping traffic to laptop behind router

Thanks for the reply - will digest later. It's a bit of a background project.
by robmaltsystems
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable hEX Ethernet port depending on which WAN port is active
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Disable hEX Ethernet port depending on which WAN port is active

In my previous post, I was asking about how a particular documented fail over method actually worked. This is an associated post. The scenario is a wedding barn where they take cashless payments, i.e. the card readers have to work if the main internet link fails - hence the fail over to a mobile pho...
by robmaltsystems
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How is this failover mechanism working??
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

How is this failover mechanism working??

There appears to be many, many ways to implement fail over between two ISP WAN connections on a hEX. Most of them are a combination of netwatch, script and scheduled scripts. I have a urgent job where the client wants to fail over to a mobile phone hot spot if the main VDSL2 line goes down. I solved...
by robmaltsystems
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Routing ping traffic to laptop behind router
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Routing ping traffic to laptop behind router

I've got an idea to restrict access to a printer that has no access controls and is connected connected to an unmanaged switch. The idea being to connect the router to a MikroTik HAP device in router mode. So I can walk before I run, I'm just learning about routing by trying to get a laptop that's a...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 10492

Re: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]

Quick follow-up, the default country is etis allows the auto setting to wander up into the DFS spectrum range. You can select status on the Wi-Fi interface and see what channel it's selected. It's picking 5640 for me right now. Neither my mobile or laptop can use this channel. But setting to United ...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 10492

Re: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]

Similar problem here in the UK. The default for frequency is auto and the 5GHz signal isn't visible on either my laptop or mobile. Changed the frequency to 5180 and it appears. It will be to do I suspect with the allowed channels - and the auto channel will be going too high. I need to read up on DF...
by robmaltsystems
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple AP Bridge setup
Replies: 12
Views: 19673

Re: Simple AP Bridge setup

The configuration script: # dec/04/2019 23:20:21 by RouterOS 6.42.11 # software id = V8LI-Q6E1 # # model = RB941-2nD # serial number = A1C50A2CBA7A /interface bridge add name=bridge1 /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] supplicant-identity=MikroTik add authentication-types=...
by robmaltsystems
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple AP Bridge setup
Replies: 12
Views: 19673

Re: Simple AP Bridge setup

And in the spirit of sharing, here is my process for the hAP lite but it's pretty generic: Plug router into network and connect laptop to router Run Winbox, find neighbours and connect to the router System/Reset Configuration: Reset router without no default configuration Reconnect to bridge System/...
by robmaltsystems
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple AP Bridge setup
Replies: 12
Views: 19673

Re: Simple AP Bridge setup

>Bit of a faff, hoping for plug-n-play, but thanks anyway. You're buying the wrong devices if you need wizards and plug-n-play :-) RouterOS is a very powerful and therefore complex beast - more of a professional device sold at consumers prices. Yes, I've had to document this process for when I have ...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik HAP ac wireless bridge/repeater
Replies: 8
Views: 17936

Re: Mikrotik HAP ac wireless bridge/repeater

This post is a couple of years old - going to assume it'll still work?
by robmaltsystems
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to set up a wireless signal repeater
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: How to set up a wireless signal repeater

I'd be interested in using HAP mini as a wireless repeater BUT I want to turn off the wireless access point bit, i.e. I want to connect via Wi-Fi to another access point and plug in a wired device. I have a client that only has Wi-Fi but a printer that's only got a wired connection. This device work...
by robmaltsystems
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can RouterOS do throttling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Can RouterOS do throttling ?

Thanks for that - it's a bit of an idle though about a site I manage whereby they have limited bandwidth shared with a lot of people and some are abusing streaming. I will also be looking at packet sniffing to see if one can throttle just the streaming services. But the throttling I mention might be...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can RouterOS do throttling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Can RouterOS do throttling ?

On Virgin Media, they have a fair use policy where if you download a certain amount of data, your connection is throttled back for a certain time period. Is RouterOS capable of anything similar? For example, if somebody downloaded 2GB, their bandwidth is throttled for an hour.
by robmaltsystems
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Can't run script - no such item
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

Re: Can't run script - no such item

When I try /import static.rsc, I also get "no such item"...
by robmaltsystems
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Option to duplicate rule....
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: Option to duplicate rule....

I agree. New to RouterOS and I expected a duplicate option on right-click - sort of a de facto standard. But at least there is a way to do it.
by robmaltsystems
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

>but honestly from the point of view of users I'm not sure if I can tell the difference. Whilst I personally agree, when you get above 50Mbps, only power users are going to really notice the difference. But, UK consumers are sometimes very, err, demanding and if they know their speed test is such-an...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

>If your ISP line is anything more than, say, 50Mbps, then you shouldn't be looking at hAP ac lite as your router ... realistically it's not capable of routing much faster than around 50Mbps ... So don't be so cheap and buy a vastly more capable device which is not so cheap, such as hAP ac2.. My con...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

>This Virgin Media operates in your country, while most of the other planet gets less than 100Mbit from their provider and 100Mbit is plenty enough. I agree for consumer use but MikroTik is also sold in the business space here where 100Mbit often isn't enough. I'm new to the MikroTik range and I'm s...
by robmaltsystems
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

I appreciate that real world wireless speeds are way less than the stated speeds of the raw connection. I'm guessing that the Wi-Fi 4 2-chain Mikrotik devices are labelled as 300Mbps but hence the reason I quoted that real-life speedtest rating of 70Mbps if you're a few metres away from the access p...
by robmaltsystems
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

PS. the hAP ac² I get because that does have 1Gbps Ethernet ports.
by robmaltsystems
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Bit confused by the existence of the hAP AC Lite?

The maximum one tends to get with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) with two chains (e..g many laptops) is ~70Mbps so it's a reasonable match for VDSL2 here in the UK where the internet link isn't much higher than that is many cases, often less. So having 100Mbps port for the internet connection is fine. One tends ...
by robmaltsystems
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Learning RouterOS

For anyone else hitting this topic later, there is a playlist of all the tutorial videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... zL3VrYtsKS
by robmaltsystems
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning about Dude
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Learning about Dude

Am I correct in saying that the Dude only runs on certain hardware but that includes the x86 environment? And if so, is it possible to run it in a VMware virtual environment? That would be a great way to experiment as you can set up multiple virtual networks for testing VLAN etc. But did I also see ...
by robmaltsystems
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Learning RouterOS

Yes, that is of course the problem with the printed form and why having the reference manual online is the right choice. I'm in same place as the author of the book - need a better grounding in the concepts behind a router. We have a phrase in the UK "All the gear and no idea" which means you've bou...
by robmaltsystems
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Learning RouterOS

Yes, those were the videos I linked to and they are very, very good. But I don't like just following blind instructions - or rather in this case I'd like to invest the time understanding exactly what I'm doing. RouterOS is incredibly powerful but it's also a darn complicated beast if you're not fami...
by robmaltsystems
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Learning RouterOS

Re-discovered how to search Amazon for books (so long since i bought a book) and I ended up at this book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/RouterOS-Example-2nd-Stephen-Discher/dp/0692777083/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=routeros&qid=1566152590&s=books&sr=1-1 The synopsis very much fits in what I've just written: From...
by robmaltsystems
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Learning RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Learning RouterOS

I've bought the tiny but very functional hAP mini because I was intrigued about the product and esp. the power of RouterOS. My knowledge of switchers, routers and firewalls is limited to the basic kind of set-up although I was pretty adept at Juniper Netscreen firewalls in my time. I recognise all t...
by robmaltsystems
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini

>Side question - it has internal antenna; does this make a big difference to range compared to external antenna?

Answering this question with some unscientific tests but the hAP mini does as well as any other similar device range wise.
by robmaltsystems
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Expose the device name on the upsteam network
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Expose the device name on the upsteam network

But I don't have entries for the other devices on there? When they establish DHCP, DNS is automatically updated. So this is some function of the DHCP client on RouterOS?
by robmaltsystems
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Expose the device name on the upsteam network
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Expose the device name on the upsteam network

In the upsteam DNS server (i.e. on my Windows server) or on the hAP?
by robmaltsystems
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Expose the device name on the upsteam network
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Expose the device name on the upsteam network

This is how my test hAP mini appears on the host network. What do I have to do to allow a name to be assigned to the device for easier identification? Like "Rivendell" and "Faramir" which are names of Windows servers on my network.

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by robmaltsystems
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini

>hAP ac^2 is very much in the same price range as hAP and offers 5MHz radio too. It was looking for AC access points that brought me to the Mikrotik range. Whilst the Wi-Fi 4 devices are competitively priced here in the UK, the Wi-Fi 5 (AC) variants are middle of the pack. For example the TP-Link Ar...
by robmaltsystems
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Limit Bandwith Wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 4547

Re: Limit Bandwith Wifi

I think one has to invest some time in learning RouterOS. This website/tutorial helped me:

http://tksja.com/qos-basics-one-simple- ... all-users/

The key "ah ha" is that if Fasttrack is enabled, queues are ignored.
by robmaltsystems
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Generic question about throttling
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Generic question about throttling

Thanks - yes, very impressed with RouterOS - even in this tiny hAP mini that's I'm working with. Couldn't get a simple rule working until I found a handy tutorial that mentioned queues are disabled is Fasttrack is enabled. Very useful website: http://tksja.com/qos-basics-one-simple-queue-for-all-use...
by robmaltsystems
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Limit Bandwith Wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 4547

Re: Limit Bandwith Wifi

I'm looking to do the same as well. I guess this is the hit you have to take for RouterOS being such a powerful system - you have to learn a little more than usual to carry out might be more simple through a GUI. I've created a simple queue on wlan1 but nothing appears to be throttled so I guess I'm...
by robmaltsystems
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What does it mean.. wireless with two chains ?
Replies: 4
Views: 22377

Re: What does it mean.. wireless with two chains ?

Very late to this thread, but is tiktube still available?
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Generic question about throttling
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Generic question about throttling

Hands up - never even installed or used a MikroTik device but I am very interested in the range due to what appears to be a very powerful Router OS - offering a level of control and configuration way beyond other devices in the same price bracket. I'm a sometimes programmer so have no problem with g...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini

>You install crappy TP Link wifi routers in small cafes and this is how you treat your customers LOL. I think you'll find the reason was also in my first sentence: cost-effective solution. Sure, the 4011iGS looks like a fine device but it's well over £200 compared to £25. And the only problem with t...
by robmaltsystems
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Number of Wi-Fi connections on hAP mini

I'm always on the look out for a cost-effective Wi-Fi 4 router/access point for small cafe installations and I came across the hAP mini at Broadbandbuyer. Lovely looking device. I normally install TP-LINK TL-WA801ND but these aren't the best devices IMO ;-) Specifically they struggle with stable DHC...