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by heidarren
Sun May 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)

The only way I can reproduce the same speed drop in ap bridge mode is set AMSDU to 2048, which is far lower than standard, not sure if CAPsMAN is using this value as default.
by heidarren
Sun May 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 36
Views: 4097

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

I was incredibly excited when caps-man first came out. I spent months tweaking and coming up with some really neat stuff. Mimicking features found in wireless systems costing 10-20 times more. But... I was wasting a TREMENDOUS amount of time on some pretty bad radios. You can tweak Mikrotik wireles...
by heidarren
Sun May 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

I got an R510, IPQ4019/4029(not sure which) based, got average 500mbps+ and 600mbps max speed of download, coverage is wider than Audience too, makes my Audience looks like an k12 student.
by heidarren
Sun May 17, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)

I have updated the first post with the local forwarding config.....

If the AP is doing all the traffic related work, why is there still such a significant drop in performance?
No idea why, but why do you need CAPsMAN? How many CAPs you need to manage?
by heidarren
Tue May 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig
Replies: 105
Views: 9761

Re: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig

How does one relate to another? :) You can use 20MHz channel and still use MIMO. All those spatial streams operate in the same channel(s). I did not state that you could not use 20MHz channel with MIMO .... I did state that if you want PERFORMANCE you must use 40Mhz ... performance means speed........
by heidarren
Tue May 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

Why would CAPsMAN produce slower speeds? Not sure, I suspect they are using 2048 in AMSDU, I got the exactly same speed by setting it to 2048 in wireless interface. If that is really the reason, why doesn't mikrotik "fix" it? I'm just guessing maybe this causes the problem, so I did email them and ...
by heidarren
Tue May 12, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig
Replies: 105
Views: 9761

Re: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig

This already gives more than 100's different combinations of settings. Trial and error would never try them all. Systematic stepping forward could help. (I got my wAP ac - hAP ac2 connection over 5GHz through 2 walls and one ceiling stable (no more flapping) just by at the end setting hw_retry=3 an...
by heidarren
Mon May 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig
Replies: 105
Views: 9761

Re: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig

[/quote] How did you get these speeds, what configuration do you use? [/quote] Mostly like @bpwl advised, he is a very helpful guy, you should listen to him. I changed rates setting to basic rate 12 and 24, supported rate 12 to 54 too. Wireless speed depends on client device, all my test was done on...
by heidarren
Sun May 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig
Replies: 105
Views: 9761

Re: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig

I got an Audience which based on the same wireless chipset with RB4011, in 2x2 the max speed I got is about 470mbps, pretty good I must say, same speed with those IPQ4018/4019 based products like hAP ac2/cAP ac, and ping respond is best among all the APs I got (Aruba IAP-225/315, Ruckus R510, Ubiqui...
by heidarren
Sun May 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig
Replies: 105
Views: 9761

Re: Wi-Fi performance bad on RB4011 - possible misconfig

Mikrotik fannboys are going to slander me, but trust me, You have two options: 1) Return/sell Mikrotik and buy some other, less configurable, but better working wifi router. 2) Disable wireless and buy some other, less configurable, but better working wifi accesspoint and connect it to Mikrotik rou...
by heidarren
Sun May 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

Why would CAPsMAN produce slower speeds?
Not sure, I suspect they are using 2048 in AMSDU, I got the exactly same speed by setting it to 2048 in wireless interface.

My speed test with Audience 5GHz
Wlan = 470mbps
CAPsMAN = 405mbps
Wlan+AMSDU 2048 = 405mbps
by heidarren
Sun May 10, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

I really want to like MikroTik WiFi, but I'm regularly disappointed. I realize I can't compare a $200 MikroTik to a $600 Ruckus, but why does Mikrotik Advertise unrealistic specifications. The Audience 5Ghz QCA9984 Radio is rated at 1733Mbs (I don't think half of that can be attained in a vacuum). ...
by heidarren
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering implementation?
Replies: 53
Views: 18072

Re: Band Steering implementation?

Can't understand, why not to introduce 1 simple setting: if 5Ghz signal level is over 70 (for example), do not move client device to 2.4Ghz, even it has much better signal level? The AP does not move any client devices. The client devices decide themselves how to connect, when to roam, what band et...
by heidarren
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home

RB450x4 and hAP ac2 has the same processor (can anyone tell me what's the different between IPQ4018 and IPQ4019?), I wonder if you will see any performance changes. Anyone here who's using RB4011 or above and using CAPsMAN forwarding? Can share with us the result?
by heidarren
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience speed without mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Audience speed without mesh

interesting insight, thanks. i, with my hap/wap ac have limited experience, but can you compare audience to anything else in terms of signal coverage, random drops.... or perhaps, since it uses 2 5ghz interfaces, can you see difference between them in speed or coverage? I understand also the second...
by heidarren
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.
Replies: 80
Views: 9308

Re: Cap AC wifi speed is terrible bad.

For 2.4GHz, try use only 20MHz instead of 20/40, use wpa2 aes only, set indoor, basic rate 12/24, supported rate 12~54, enable WMM. I got a pretty good speed like about 80~95mbps, but it really depends on your environment and client
by heidarren
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience features [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Audience features [SOLVED]

5.5 - 5.85 GHz is standard wifi channel, it equals to channel 100 to 165.
by heidarren
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience features [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Audience features [SOLVED]

Depends on your region, some region do channel 100 while some do 149
by heidarren
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience features [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Audience features [SOLVED]

Hi, yes it can do it both way, just set it to ap bridge mode and it can use as 3rd wifi connection for all clients.
by heidarren
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience speed without mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Audience speed without mesh

Hi, I can share my experience for this Audience device, it doesn’t have MU-MIMO support yet but it has tri-band, it’s better for capacity than MU-MIMO for me, I see it as hardware MU-MIMO lol. When talking about 2x2 devices(most device are 2x2) both 5G band can do around 470mbps and 2G band around 1...
by heidarren
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home

I think something to do with the bridge, I would try to make both hAP's can cAP's bridge as the same name, then remove all wireless bridge port of both APs from bridge and let CAPsMAN add it dynamically, don't forget to select bridge in CAPsMAN's datapath
by heidarren
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]

You are running 5765 Ceee, this is wrong, should be 5745 Ceee or 5765 eCee heidarren , could you please direct me to some sources on how to choose correctly the Ceee...eeeC for each channel? Or maybe there's a table of correct association.. In OPs situation, he defaulted this settings to XXXX and r...
by heidarren
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]

You are running 5765 Ceee, this is wrong, should be 5745 Ceee or 5765 eCee Can You suggest me for 2.4 also. It also has same issue rec.PNG Hi, there is nothing much we can do for 2.4G, as it usually crowded and full of noise, the only suggestion is don’t use 20/40, use only 20, and stick with chann...
by heidarren
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: Query about 5GHz maximum speed RBD52G-5HacD2HnD [SOLVED]

You are running 5765 Ceee, this is wrong, should be 5745 Ceee or 5765 eCee
by heidarren
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC

What about rates setting? Some android devices will draw back to 802.11b rate when sleeping, it will drop connection if your AP doesn't do 802.11b rate
by heidarren
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC

Regarding the battery drain, did you set "Multicast Helper" to full? I noticed if I have this enabled, my client will wake up every second as the "Last Activity (s)" shows in "Registration" will always below 1.00, this may indicated that clients are awaken in every second, and that's drained my batt...
by heidarren
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: CAPsMAN HAP AC2 and CAP AC

Your log seems weird, the client will decide to connect the far AP which has almost -90dBm instead of keeping connection with the closer AP which is about -45dBm, I can imagine you were holding your phone just beside the AP and it was keep jumping between both AP, it happens sometimes but only when ...
by heidarren
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PoE Injectors
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: PoE Injectors

Why don’t you add a female-to-female adaptor?
by heidarren
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC
Replies: 23
Views: 6346

Re: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC

There is only one SoC on the board, with a RAM chip and a switch chip, without any other wireless chipset, it should be IPQ4019
by heidarren
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 offload needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

IPv6 offload needed

I'm using hAP ac2 as main router with an Audience to cover my house, due to current internet traffic IPv4 is really slow in my country so I decided to try IPv6, my ISP speed is 800mbps/200mbps, with IPv4 I have no problem to max out my ISP speed as 839mbps/220mbps with 10% CPU usage, but with IPv6 i...
by heidarren
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IP traffic on all connected clients freeze when other client roams between CAPs when CAPsMAN is used
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: IP traffic on all connected clients freeze when other client roams between CAPs when CAPsMAN is used

I have this issue before, found that I had double bridge port for each wlan, in CAPsMAN I can see the wlan is Slave, Master, Bound, solved by remove the wlan bridge port in local CAPs and let the CAPsMAN add the bridge port for me, now I'm seeing only Master, Bound, no more Slave, and I no longer ha...
by heidarren
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 22
Views: 6280

Re: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack

People are not going to be happy if they are switched to IPv6 and suddenly they don't have fasttrack anymore.
True, but I have no choice since recently ipv4 traffic is really jam in my country, switched to ipv6 and much better now, ping plotter also show lower ping to facebook youtube and so.
by heidarren
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 22
Views: 6280

Re: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack

hAP ac2 (and all new IPQ401x based gear) happily can do up to 1Gbps. i test this regularly with the on-board speedtest (tool speedtest) command. I can only get 600mbps+- without firewall, with firewall it maxed at 350mbps, what did you do with hAP ac2 to get it run at 1gbps in ipv6? Can share to us?
by heidarren
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: please help configuring a hap ac2
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: please help configuring a hap ac2

AMSDU 3839 for both, 802.11b/g/n for 2.4GHz and 802.11a/n/ac for 5GHz, basic rates 12mbps and 24mbps, supported rates from 12mbps to 54mbps
by heidarren
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

If you are just using default setting, you are most probably using 5G1, and it's managed by CAPsMAN, 5G1 is slower + CAPsMAN is slower, result in much slower is reasonable. Set the wlan3 to AP bridge, set basic rate to 12mbps and 24mbps, supported rate from 12bmps to 54mbps and connect to it, you wi...
by heidarren
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

Re: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd

The limitation is 5G1 can only use channel 36~64 and 5G2 can only use channel 100~165, this is very common limitation for tri-band AP, is to avoid user accidentally choose the same channel for both 5G wifi, there are no such thing as "locked for backhaul only", you can use all tree bands for connec...
by heidarren
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

Re: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd

The thing I don't like about the audience is some of the channels are locked for use only by wireless backhaul with another audience, these should be unlocked for those not using it in this way. The limitation is 5G1 can only use channel 36~64 and 5G2 can only use channel 100~165, this is very comm...
by heidarren
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

Re: Mikrotik Audience vs Ubiquiti Flex hd

I don't have any experience with Flex HD, but I got nanoHD and Audience in hand, since Flex HD and nanoHD has almost identical hardware, this might be a good reference. All tested with my 11 pro Max Comparing nanoHD and Audience 5G2, both channel 149 and 80MHz Speed : nanoHD 445mbps vs Audience 480m...
by heidarren
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP AC^2 Wifi performance (almost solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 2599

Re: hAP AC^2 Wifi performance (almost solved)

I think your speed is normal. My ISP speed is 840/220, with hAP ac2 I got 470mbps speedtest and 270mbps iperf3 in 5GHz, actual transfer movie file from my NAS to phone is about 48MB/s, all tested with my iPhone 11 Pro Max
by heidarren
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 15924

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

Hello, Seamless roaming is mostly related to network design like: proper Tx power level, proper frequency and channel width, activated datarates, activated chains, activated technologies and adjusted rest parameters available on MT ROS. Also distance between CAPs should be adjusted. Interference fr...
by heidarren
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another customer rejects MT solution
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Another customer rejects MT solution

Did he give any reasoning behind the k/v/r roaming support, or just asked for the feature "to have it"? From experience, some contracts ask for things without really giving reason why. Nope, I didn’t ask him, but I think it’s normal, ppl always look for better bang for bucks and future proof is alw...
by heidarren
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another customer rejects MT solution
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Another customer rejects MT solution

Just to tell my experience in this morning meeting up a customer who looking for network solution for his office, about 25 APs required, my initial proposal was using 22 cAP AC and 3 hAP AC2 at desk, with some switches and RB4011i for routing since no crazy VLAN things are needed, everything was smo...
by heidarren
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Audience Family control.??
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Audience Family control.??

Nope, MikroTik is still struggling in wifi driver, I don't think they are able to add those features.
by heidarren
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 55
Views: 17663

Re: Audience

Look at some news from CES, pretty much every network equipment manufacturer there is presenting their own mesh wifi solution. With WIFI6, 4x4 beams, dual radios and latest hardware. Competition will be really strong in this segment and prices will have to come down as well. Meanwhile Mikrotik is s...
by heidarren
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 55
Views: 17663

Re: Audience

does anyone know if MU-MIMO coming for Audience and RB4011 ?
By the time Wi-Fi 6 Wave 2 finalized, MT will proudly announce we now have MU-MIMO, band steering and k/v/r available in our Wi-Fi 5 products!
by heidarren
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP ac 2.4Ghz Spatial Streams
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: cAP ac 2.4Ghz Spatial Streams

70mbps+ is not bad result for 2x2 20MHz 2.4GHz, due to interference and so, and most Vivo Oppo phones has only 1x1 antenna design, as people only care about processor RAM ROM in specs, wifi specs are barely noticeable. Also, most phones will limit the wifi antennas to 1x1 if power saving mode is on,...
by heidarren
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r/k, Band Steering
Replies: 19
Views: 5709

Re: 802.11r/k, Band Steering

All networks manufacturers created a group chat
Topic: 802.11k/v/r
“Admin added MikroTik to the chat group”
“MikroTik has left the group chat”

Topic: 802.11ac wave2
“Admin added MikroTik to the chat group”
“MikroTik has left the group chat”
by heidarren
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience 5GHz - channel limitation
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: Audience 5GHz - channel limitation

The Audience do have 2 5GHz band, 5GHz1 which is 2x2:2 support channel 36~64, 5GHz2 is 4x4:4 support channel 100~165
by heidarren
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP AC and beginner troubleshooting wifi speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: wAP AC and beginner troubleshooting wifi speed

I don't have a wAP AC in hand, but I can share my experience with you. If you have only one or two AP, don't use CAPsMAN, due to it offers less options for tuning. I was facing low speed of wifi ever since I moved to MikroTik solution, and did purchased UAP-AC-LR and nanoHD to replace my hAP AC2 + c...
by heidarren
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fine tuned Audience speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Fine tuned Audience speed

Interesting.... can you check if it's the AMSDU limit or AMPDU priorities that does it? or combination of both? I think is AMSDU does it most. Recently I read a doc from Cisco regarding optimization for iOS devices, I made some changes according to it, and it really helps my Wi-Fi getting much bett...
by heidarren
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fine tuned Audience speed
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Fine tuned Audience speed

Today I try to fine tune my Audience Wi-Fi speed, set the basic rate to 12mbps and 24mbps, AMSDU limit/threshold to 3839 (according to my Aruba AP's default) and AMPDU Priorities to 0,1,2, my speed went up from 410mbps+ to 480mbps+, very happy for the result. Setting https://pictr.com/images/2019/12...
by heidarren
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP AC WiFi throughput
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Re: CAP AC WiFi throughput

hAP AC2 + cAP AC, running ROS 6.46.1 on both packages and routerboard, ISP 800mbps/200mbps. Both devices can go up to 410mbps in CAPsMAN local forwarding mode, average is about 380mbps, sometimes 200mbps+. Client is iPhone 11 Pro Max. I found 2 setting that makes speed different, one is the rates se...
by heidarren
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience + CAPsMAN always 160MHz [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Re: Audience + CAPsMAN always 160MHz [SOLVED]

Solved, by setting secondary frequency to 0
by heidarren
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience + CAPsMAN always 160MHz [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Audience + CAPsMAN always 160MHz [SOLVED]

My Audience just arrived today, tried to set it up in CAPsMAN but found the 2nd 5GHz radio always do 160MHz, I just wanna use 80MHz but impossible to do so, in the channel setting I selected Ceee but no luck, and CAPsMAN has no setting like Ceeeeeee for 160MHz as normal wireless tab do. Is CAPsMAN n...
by heidarren
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can we request for 2 types of firmware? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

Re: Can we request for 2 types of firmware? [SOLVED]

Actually that is the plan for the future, yes. Can't say when or where, but the general idea is similar.
Thrilled to hear that!! Thanks Normis
by heidarren
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can we request for 2 types of firmware? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

Can we request for 2 types of firmware? [SOLVED]

I understand MikroTik does create own driver for wireless due to compatibility for Nstreme and so, but the driver from MikroTik is apparently delivers no way near to the speed offered from stock driver (normally offer 500mbps+ from most vendors who using stock driver like Netgear/TP-Link.....) and h...
by heidarren
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

You wanna know the result? Easy, just take one of cAP AC or hAP AC2 and set them the same setup for normal wireless and CAPsMAN, you will see the different. If you result is same, please post your config. Many ppl here (including mikroTik guys) ask us to post our PROBLEMATIC config, why don't you po...
by heidarren
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can rb4011igs+5hacq2hnd-in handle 80 concurrent wireless users?
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Can rb4011igs+5hacq2hnd-in handle 80 concurrent wireless users?

Mine isn't stable enough. Frequently my 5hgz network goes away and I have to reboot the thing. I don't think this has to do with the number of users. Your ROS/firmware versions ? No, I don't. Currently, I have 4 wireless clients attached to it. I'm running 6.46beta59 as it contains: *) wireless - i...
by heidarren
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can rb4011igs+5hacq2hnd-in handle 80 concurrent wireless users?
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Can rb4011igs+5hacq2hnd-in handle 80 concurrent wireless users?

Emmm.... for me, if my client ask for a device to support 80 users, I will suggest him to go with more than 1 AP to play safe, because if I said ok to go with 1 AP but in the end the result is not nice, all I got is blame. If I suggest him to go with 2 or 3 APs, even though it might costs more, but ...
by heidarren
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Where is dtim and beacon interval??
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: Where is dtim and beacon interval??

I saw an article suggested to set DTIM to 3 for Apple devices, this value is recommended by Apple, to prevent users from experiencing missed Wi-Fi calls, repeated re-authentications and other known connection issues on Apple iOS devices. https://www.sniffwifi.com/2016/05/go-to-sleep-go-to-sleep-go-t...
by heidarren
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Regular Wireless Drops
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Regular Wireless Drops

I had this issue before, what I did is reduce the TX power to 23 and antenna gain 2(both 2.4G and 5G), set basic rate to 12mbps for both 2.4G and 5G, increase the group key update to 00:55:00, increase DHCP lease time to 12:00:00, disable Multicast helper. After all, now my clients keep connection f...
by heidarren
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience 5Ghz
Replies: 11
Views: 4051

Re: Audience 5Ghz

All 5GHz devices in DFS countries must spend a set time scanning for radar, this is per the law. But what he said is "The QCA9984 spends an enormous amount of time scanning for radar, even in bands which do not require the mandatory 10-minute listening period", Audience will scan even if non-DFS ch...
by heidarren
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience 5Ghz
Replies: 11
Views: 4051

Re: Audience 5Ghz

Hi, I'm interested in this Audience too, but your reviews just makes me gonna think twice before getting it. I wonder how did you set it up? Just change some setting or did a reset with no default config? @normis "3. The QCA9984 spends an enormous amount of time scanning for radar" is this a bugs or...
by heidarren
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz
Replies: 26
Views: 7019

Re: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz

I'd spent countless of hour to tune my hAP AC2 + cAP AC, here's my experience with hAP AC2: https://spw.ru/images/articles/Mikrotik_hAP_AC2/hapac2-8.jpg This is the internal pic of hAP AC2, pay attention of the antennas position, adjust the placement of the router accordingly. If you wanna cover the...
by heidarren
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Some configuration in the unify controller was causing the problem then... Could be, it was normal when I was using normal Windows version, but soon after I switched it to Windows service mode it started to crazy, lazy to dig out why since I’m now put those Unifi aside and test hAP AC2 + cAP AC wit...
by heidarren
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Found the problem, it was the "Store leases on disk" problem, not Unifi controller. Test after test, reset after reset, I can confirm it causes the problem, changed it to "never" fully solved the problem.
by heidarren
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Wait, I seems found the source of the problem, it was my Synology NAS. I wanna do a troubleshooting by remove them all and add them 1 by 1, once my NAS plugged in the problem will occur, once I unplug it everything back to normal immediately, really weird. Will monitor it few days to see if the prob...
by heidarren
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

30 second delay is usually a bad DNS entry. Test your name servers. One is probably not responding. I'm using 1.1.1.1/1.0.0.1 as my DNS which is reliable in my ISP connection, never have a ping lost, all my clients will get 192.168.0.1/1.1.1.1/1.0.0.1 as DNS server. Really weird, 1st time connectio...
by heidarren
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz
Replies: 26
Views: 7019

Re: Hap AC2 - crap wifi 5GHz

The antennas are a physics thing, not a manufacturer thing. I would try a router that has bigger antennas, like for example the RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN. That would improve very much the signal strength. so Mikrotik solution is to buy 5 times more expensive router? nice one.... if i knew it that hap ...
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Correct antenna-gain setting on Mikrotik Hardware [SOLVED]
Replies: 38
Views: 11972

Re: Correct antenna-gain setting on Mikrotik Hardware [SOLVED]

Actually I would like to know the dBm shows in datasheet is EIRP(Board+antenna gain) or just dBm from ROS? For example cAP ac, it has 26dBm for both 2.4G and 5G, but it never tell either it's 24+2 or 26+2
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Oh ya, forgot to mention this happened on both dynamic and static client
Try to test your wired connection. Then wireless.
Hi, both are same, sometimes gonna wait and sometimes don’t have to wait, really weird
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Oh ya, forgot to mention this happened on both dynamic and static client
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Hey. What is your lease time on dhcp server? 04:00:00, 4 hours Change it to 1 hour and observe for a day. Not good? Change it for 10 minutes. How much clients do you have on this router and what subnet range do you have on dhcp server? Perhaps your server suffering from address space starvation. Fe...
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Hey. What is your lease time on dhcp server?
04:00:00, 4 hours
by heidarren
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Users has to wait for about 30secs to get connection [SOLVED]

Hi everyone, I'm using hAP AC2 as my main router, everything working fine, except 1 problem. Many of my users complained about the connection time, the situation is like below: 1.) 1st time connect to my network, got their IP from DHCP server and start browsing after few seconds, everything fine. 2....
by heidarren
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP AC disables 5G after some time
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: CAP AC disables 5G after some time

My hAP AC2 + cAP AC has the same problem, the 5GHz on hAP will disappear after my iPhone roam, and nothing was logged. I’ve noticed the wireless interfaces show Master and Slave together, so what I did is I remove all the wireless interfaces in bridge and let the CAPsMAN to add it dynamically, this ...
by heidarren
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3745

Re: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations

I think your current setup is better in wifi experience
by heidarren
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Microtik AP disable torrent
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Microtik AP disable torrent

I will use ACL to limit the tx limit for his device
by heidarren
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac^2 - network requests losts first few minutes after connection to LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac^2 - network requests losts first few minutes after connection to LAN

You mean your devices connected to wireless interface and gonna wait for few minutes before it started to work? Or the connection will stop working after few minutes?
by heidarren
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering
Replies: 17
Views: 7854

Re: Band Steering

We have only 2 options:

A.) Wait for band steering.
B.) We do brand steering.
by heidarren
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 15924

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

Works fine, admin is the problem Well, I'm just telling my feeling after comparing to the cheapest TP-Link mesh kit with k/v/r supported system, it makes my hAP AC2 + cAP AC looks like an idiot. Maximum download speed, roaming performance, handling multi clients, stability, all lost. A person here ...
by heidarren
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax [SOLVED]
Replies: 123
Views: 37815

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

Update: Windows 10, Thinkpad x270 with Intel 8265 connected at 866 Mbit/s (2x2:2), clear spectrum, iPerf 3.1.3, about 50 cm between Thinkpad and the access points. 1. MikroTik cAP ac with IPQ4019, RouterOS 6.45.5, CH36 (80 MHz) 2. Cambium E410 with IPQ4019, CambiumOS 3.11.2, CH36 (80 MHz) 3. Mikrot...
by heidarren
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMan limit bandwidth [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: CAPsMan limit bandwidth [SOLVED]

Access List in CAPsMAN, select interface and set TX limit for example “5M”, do note that the “M” here is Byte not bit
by heidarren
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 15924

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

There’s been a lot of technical logics been discussing, it seems like MikroTik is doing the right way, but the only result is : BAD. As an end users, we only care about the result, no matter how high end or how deep you can go for to explain it, we just care about the result. If MikroTik is the only...
by heidarren
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 15924

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

For sure CAPsMAN can do roaming, but how about the experience of it? Video call hangs for 2~4 seconds during roaming and total throughput is low, I dunno why it will slow the things down as I monitored the CPU usage and nothing special, CPU is just about 10% (1 core 50%+-), I have really no ideal wh...
by heidarren
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 15924

hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

After spending about few weeks tweaking, tried countless methods just for improving roaming experience, I give up. They just don't designed to work together, the roaming experience is so bad no matter how I try, AP bridge/Mesh with same channel/CAPsMAN/AP bridge with disable RSTP/ enable PMKID..... ...
by heidarren
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman ? WDS ? Mesh ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: Capsman ? WDS ? Mesh ?

I tried it all, CAPsMAN gives me the best roaming experience, but it will reduce the max download speed from 470mbps to 360mbps, if your ISP speed is lower than that and you will be totally fine. Btw my setup is cAP AC2 + hAP AC
by heidarren
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r/k, Band Steering
Replies: 19
Views: 5709

Re: 802.11r/k, Band Steering

Simple logic, if MikroTik selling 2 models with exactly same specs but 1 of it with k/v/r, selling at the same price, which 1 will you choose?
by heidarren
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11r/k, Band Steering
Replies: 19
Views: 5709

Re: 802.11r/k, Band Steering

It's funny to see us discussing something that WE DON’T HAVE, while other users from other vendors are enjoying the benefits of it

I expect to see those Apple forums will do the same way to discuss something like “Why we don’t need 5G”
by heidarren
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disable RSTP solve my roaming issue
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Disable RSTP solve my roaming issue

Best solution is something support 802.11k/v/r, I don't think mikrotik got these right now True, but when I saw a video from YouTube, a MikroTik guy said "When the spectrum is fully used, it's nothing we can do" I know I shouldn't have any hope with MikroTik wireless, they had showed their attitude...
by heidarren
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disable RSTP solve my roaming issue
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Disable RSTP solve my roaming issue

Hardware: hAP AC2, cAP AC Software: 6.46b38 I got the Wi-Fi roaming issue on my iPhone XS MAX(iOS 12.4), while other devices like iPad Pro 10.5"(iOS12.4/13b7) and Huawei P20 Pro has no problem for roaming. My phone will drop the connection during roaming and reconnect to the nearest AP after, it was...
by heidarren
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAP AC Vs HAP AC2
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: CAP AC Vs HAP AC2

I have both in my hand, hAP AC2 and cAP AC. hAP AC2 has combined antenna for 2.4G/5G https://habrastorage.org/webt/ij/zu/k5/ijzuk5fkghrn1votvlxrtg5j_3g.jpeg cAP AC has dedicated antennas for 2.4G/5G https://fccid.io/png.php?id=3602640&page=0 Wireless performance for both are the same, fast but incon...
by heidarren
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 294
Views: 77855

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

My experience with this hAP AC2 with 6.46b28 firmware after fine tune Can you please post your "fine tuned" configuration? authentication-types=wpa2-psk eap-methods="" group-key-update=1h mode=dynamic-keys name=Darren supplicant-identity="" wpa-pre-shared-key=\ xxxxxxxx wpa2-pre-shared-key=xxxxxxxx...
by heidarren
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 294
Views: 77855

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

My experience with this hAP AC2 with 6.46b28 firmware after fine tune can gets 470mbps with my iPhone XS Max, and 440mbps with my iPad Pro 10'5, upload both 206mbps (My ISP max speed), really nice result even though the speed is not stable, sometimes will drop to sub 300mbps. The problem is when I ...
by heidarren
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

The current solution for me to have high throughput and smooth roaming is: 1. No CAPsMAN 2. Set both APs to AP Bridge mode and Dynamic Mesh with same channel 3. RSTP will handle the rest to avoid loop by using LAN connection as root port(Cost 10) and wireless connection as alternative port(Cost 100)...
by heidarren
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

What is the difference between "Cap" and "Home ap dual" quickset If you /export compact the configuration?
I will export it once I have free time, my family members start to complaint for the down time recently, and kids starts screaming once the Wi-Fi drops, so I can’t keep doing it now, lol
by heidarren
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 294
Views: 77855

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

My experience with this hAP AC2 with 6.46b28 firmware after fine tune can gets 470mbps with my iPhone XS Max, and 440mbps with my iPad Pro 10'5, upload both 206mbps (My ISP max speed), really nice result even though the speed is not stable, sometimes will drop to sub 300mbps. The problem is when I s...
by heidarren
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2 / cAP AC problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: hAP AC2 / cAP AC problem

Hi, I think I've found where the problem came from, it was causes by the software for upload test, tried another method and everything's fine, thanks!
by heidarren
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down


Look for Local Forwarding
Yes I did, those results are local forwarding result, CAPsMAN forwarding result even worse.
by heidarren
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2 / cAP AC problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

hAP AC2 / cAP AC problem

Device: hAP AC2 / cAP AC Problems: I've noticed if I set either of them into router mode, for wireless upload, it will limit from 400mbps to 200mbps and CPU usage will raise crazy high, is there something I can do to reduce it? If I put either of them into CAP mode, the upload speed will back to nor...
by heidarren
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

I've confirmed the problem, when I use Quick Set "Home AP Dual", my Wi-Fi upload speed will be 200mbps, if I use Quick Set "CAP", the upload speed will become 400mbps.

All my wireless setting is same, very strange issue.
by heidarren
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

I’ve found something interesting, i switched the cAP AC to quickset home dual AP mode, and applied the same wireless setting, now the upload speed become 200mbps, comparing to CAP mode 400mbps upload, maybe something wrong with the quickset preset or the driver. Will try to switch the hAP AC2 to qui...
by heidarren
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

I only have this 2 units in hand, now I'm using hAP as router and cAP as CAPsMAN, and all wireless in both devices set as CAP. Really weird, same setting but CAP mode will decrease speed from 450mbps to 360mbps. Also, I'd noticed the upload speed is different in both devices, I can get 400mbps+ uplo...
by heidarren
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

CAPsMAN slow my WiFi down

I’m using hAP ac2 and cAP ac, with latest update, everything works fine, very happy for the performance. My Wi-Fi can get me about 450mbps download from both hAP and cAP to my iPhone XS Max, but the roaming experience between them are really bad, lost about 10 pings and disconnected before getting n...