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by Gunzoid
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

Apparently the defective ones are still out there waiting to bite you. I'd return it to your vendor or RMA to MT.
by Gunzoid
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

I received one today and opened it, updated it to 5.20 run for about 3 hours and BOOM lights blinking. Should i get another type router.
Probably about time for an MT staff comment...
by Gunzoid
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

This is a very limited issue, it only affects the very first devices. Our of all manufactured RB751s, the affected percentage is miniscule. You should stop worrying about it. We fixed the issue already in October! That's around the time they started shipping! Normis, i doubt that. We just bought 5 ...
by Gunzoid
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

...but only temporarily, unfortunately. Went into seizure mode after 2 days in service.
please contact support@mikrotik.com and write the Serial numbers of thos board so we could check if they could be affected by that problem.
Done. Thank you
by Gunzoid
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

...but only temporarily, unfortunately. Went into seizure mode after 2 days in service.
by Gunzoid
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

Application of 24v to the board seemed to bring them back from the dead.
by Gunzoid
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?
Replies: 52
Views: 22109

Re: Bricked RB751U-2HnD?

3 of my last 4 bricked. One out of the box first boot, one in two days uptime, third in two weeks.
Any serial numbers for bad boards?
by Gunzoid
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot-Implementing data caps.
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Hotspot-Implementing data caps.

Greetings, After spinning our wheels for a couple days I'm reaching out for some help. We operate a wireless network at a large summer camp with 80 staff and 120-150 guests over the summer months. The wireless is on 4 subnets in a 493. Hotspot is set up on each of the 4 subnets. What we are trying t...
by Gunzoid
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Dazed and confused-Userman vs. hotspot
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: Dazed and confused-Userman vs. hotspot

Thank you Normis. So in my case it would be best to run 4 hotspot servers, one on each subnet, and instruct them to use radius? I have read that Userman log files can occupy a lot of disk space. Can logging be turned off right from the start? I don't need to export any database files, only keep trac...
by Gunzoid
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Dazed and confused-Userman vs. hotspot
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Dazed and confused-Userman vs. hotspot

I will confess my ignorance of both Usermanager and Hotspot immediately. I have been using MikroTik boards for a few years but just haven't had to deal with authentication and radius servers-now I do. Here is the setup: MT 493 AH running 5.13, usermanager 5.13 installed. ether1-gateway- 10.1.4.3/29 ...
by Gunzoid
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing over 2 Gateways
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: Load Balancing over 2 Gatewaya

I originally picked odd/even load balancing based on IP address because it seemed to require minimal processing, but it did not work correctly-at least following the wiki article on it. No-I'm not splitting a /24. PCC looks good and thanks for the link. If there's any other methods that people have ...
by Gunzoid
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing over 2 Gateways
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Load Balancing over 2 Gateways

I have two identical DSL circuits-one connected to ether1 and the other to ether2. They both have /30 Public IPs. Ether3 is the singe Local interface. I want to send half the client IPs out ether1 and the other half out ether2. I have read everything I could find on Load Balancing and implemented Od...
by Gunzoid
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 103984

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

Great thread. I have an almost identical 5Ghz backhaul link. Much much better looking fresnel zone however. There is a hill at approx the halfway point, not quite in the zone. The link runs almost constantly at -66 both ends, EXCEPT on hot and calm dog days when the trees on the hill are giving off ...
by Gunzoid
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help to stablize 900 connection in the woods
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Need help to stablize 900 connection in the woods

I'd try H pol and 2Ghz-5Mhz.
I run a link from my office to an AP 1/3 mile through very dense trees and manage to get 2mbps through using 12db panels. 12-17db Yagi's will work even better.
by Gunzoid
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What happens when input voltage drops low ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5061

Re: What happens when input voltage drops low ?

We use 270w of solar panels, 460 amp/hr of gel cells, a Specialty Concepts Mark 22 controller and the LVD circuit on a Specialty Concepts ASC 12/8 for low voltage disconnect/reconnect on 3 remote sites. Load is 2-532a, one with a daughterboard and 3 cards, one with a single XR5. Northern New England...
by Gunzoid
Mon May 04, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless setup
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Wireless setup

You really don't need to hardwire the ethernet feeds to all 4 corners of the stadium. One can be fed and the other 3 in WDS or mesh provided you can take the bandwidth penalty. I do this quite often with Deliberant radios-same channel, unique SSIDs-in a WDS string, but it can be implemented with all...
by Gunzoid
Fri May 01, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

All I use is LMR400. Water can easily migrate from a leaky N connector into the cable in the space between the braided shield and outer jacket and travel downhill to the lower connector where it floods it and kills the connection. I had an old (5 years) and faulty connection at an omni with 60' of L...
by Gunzoid
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless setup
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Wireless setup

In general, the lower the dbi, the wider the beam. 21db antennas would be overkill in your application. 120 deg, 12 dbi sectors at each corner would work fine for you. Use WDS or pseudo bridge. Careful you don't scramble the quarterback's brains when the line of scrimmage is near mid-field.
by Gunzoid
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

In my experience, water intrusion into coax connectors and then into the coax is one of the most common sources of link degradation and failure. Doing a very careful job of waterproofing with high quality coax seal and then taping the joint is essential. Once water migrates into the cable it's prett...
by Gunzoid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

9db Yagi is about 53 degrees
http://www.hillssignalmaster.co.nz/PDF_ ... _Sheet.pdf

Guess it all depends on where your clients are scattered...

A PACWLS Rootenna panel will give you about 50 degrees and not nearly the icing headaches
by Gunzoid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

Negative on the Yagi's unless you're doing point to point or for CPE. They are way too directional for AP use.
by Gunzoid
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

2422>922mhz is the conversion for SR9s
2442>922mhz is the conversion for XR9s

What ROS version are you running?
by Gunzoid
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

Jordan, Stick to the defined XR9 frequencies-907.912,917,922. Using the 802.11 frequency 0f 2422 is only going to give you grief IMHO. Also stay with default power and data rates. Do a frequency usage scan with one of your CPE and see what's out there-then stay away from it. CPE high noise floor can...
by Gunzoid
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

It's always worth giving B-Only a shot as well on all 4 available frequencies.
You just never know.
by Gunzoid
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

The client will follow the AP frequency regardless of what you set the client at. You really need a S/N of around 20 to get a solid connection. Seems the AP is being interfered with as it doesn't see your clients that well, but your clients see the AP OK. Look for interference around-or beaming at-t...
by Gunzoid
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

That should be 2442-922 for an XR9.
I'm using 2437-917, 2Ghz-10mhz with an Ubiquity filter
Default data rates, default power
by Gunzoid
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

We do use an Ubiquiti filter on our AP. 11db Vpol Omni.
Clients are mostly Rootenna 12db panel, but a few longer shots are 14db Yagi.
by Gunzoid
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

Ya-figured it out before you wrote back.
We have a mix of 411s on 3.13 and 133c on 2.9.5
I was checking a couple of 133 clients
PThroughput on the -80 client running on a 411 is 7687
Best,
Gunnar
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

Sorry-I don't see it.
I have Signal to Noise, then Tx/Rx CCQ
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

My 900Mhz clients are PCQ'd at the gateway to 2Mbps down and 256K up in the CPE.
Frames/HW Frames runs around 99% for all clients.
I have 25 clients on that AP
I don't know where to find average PThroughput
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

Noise average -96, signal -80 to -62
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: 900Mhz Ubiquiti XR9 Settings Scenario Questions

I've found 2Ghz-10mhz to work the best for our 900 XR9 APs.
Seems to be a good middle ground that allows for different combinations of distance and obstructions.
by Gunzoid
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900Mhz Results?
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: 900Mhz Results?

I'm running a 532a/XR9 AP at 2200 ft. altitude, 11db omni. Clients are 411/XR9, 12 db Rootenna, most at 900' altitude, range 1.5-7 miles. Mix of vegetation thick enough to obscure the hill the AP is on to LOS. One way throughput around 12-14mbps, both 5-7mbps. Running in 2Ghz-10Mhz channel, noise ab...
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Input voltage readout
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Input voltage readout

Thanks neighbor.
Unfortunately they're 532's and not about to change this time of year unless I take an ice axe to them to chip them out and upgrade.
Anyone know of a cheap web enabled chip that will do it?
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: SR9 Questions

I use a 900Mhz PtP link for my office to my own network. 133c, SR9, WDS, 1Km through dense trees. I run it in B only, 10Mhz channel. Noise is at -98, signal -81. Runs consistently at 2Mbps. Try to get signal above noise as close to minimum of 20 db as possible and you'll be fine. A 411/XR9 running o...
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems routing new AP, Thom, or Glen you out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: Problems routing new AP, Thom, or Glen you out there?

Hey Silo Man-I'd be glad to help you out in case Thom is tied up. He's my patron saint.
Just send me the string of IPs/interfaces from AP1 out to the CPE at the end.
You're initial post is confusing.
gberg at cyberpine.net
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik APs for Wireless IP cameras: Share your experience
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Mikrotik APs for Wireless IP cameras: Share your experience

Default Forward checked on your AP?
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AM I insane ? WIMAX and NLOS !
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: AM I insane ? WIMAX and NLOS !

You can't get around the physics of radio waves, no matter what you choose to call it. The higher the frequency, the more it's blocked by obstructions. My office runs on a 900Mhz link, SR9, through 1 Km of dense trees. I couldn't even detect a signal above background at 2.4Ghz. Forget about 3.8 or 5...
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE, share ur thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: CPE, share ur thoughts

I'd go the Rootenna/411/R52 or XR2 route for a good CPE.
Using the MT ROS makes it all worthwhile, even if you have to subsidize part of the cost.
by Gunzoid
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: third party CPE ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: third party CPE ?

The previous Deliberant line (2100,2500,2700 with Realtek chipsets) linked up OK with our MT AP using an R52, but disconnect-reconnects were frequent. Throughput and retrans rates were fine.
I'm about to test some CPE 2-12s with the Atheros chipsets.
I'll report back.
by Gunzoid
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Input voltage readout
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Input voltage readout

Is there a way to read input voltage from the ROS?
Sure would be handy on our solar/battery remote sites.
by Gunzoid
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A Weird One
Replies: 2
Views: 758

A Weird One

Here's a strange behavior I can't find an explanation for. I have a 900Mhz AP, 532-A with a XR9 running 2.9.50 22 Clients, 18 of them are 133c, XR9, ROS 2.9.50 4 of them are 411, XR9, ROS 3.13 Every couple of hours, all 4 of the 411 CPE will disassociate and re-associate at exactly the same time. Th...
by Gunzoid
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Next gen wireless card poll
Replies: 57
Views: 25795

Re: Next gen wireless card poll

mmcx-NO diversity switch
way too much mountain/tower climbing due to u.fl connectors
by Gunzoid
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless FAQ
Replies: 68
Views: 60582

Re: Wireless FAQ

Very nice Normis-long time coming.
by Gunzoid
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nating a bridged network...
Replies: 50
Views: 6701

Re: Nating a bridged network...

In case you haven't guessed by now, Thom's middle name is "Wiki" and he is a landed angel.
I have never met anyone in the WISP world who has given of his time and knowledge more freely and graciously than he has. Hats off to you Thom!
GB
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need suggestions on antenna's / radio's
Replies: 19
Views: 2698

Re: Need suggestions on antenna's / radio's

Our omni is at 2300', surrounding terrain mostly 600-900', so I guess it's not all that flat a vertical beam. You could look up the radiation pattern in the PACwireless specs and do some calculations. Nobody is any closer than 1.5 miles from the AP however.
by Gunzoid
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need suggestions on antenna's / radio's
Replies: 19
Views: 2698

Re: Need suggestions on antenna's / radio's

Jordan, I'm running a 532/XR9/11db PACwireless Omni AP RB133C/XR9/12db PACwireless Rootenna clients. Range from 6 miles LOS to 2 miles very NLOS. Noise floor at client ends from -86 to -96 S/N range from 32 to 10 Upload queued at client- 256K Download queued at AP -2Megs Backhaul- 532's with XR5 and...
by Gunzoid
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Incompatibility between 2.9.50 and v3.4 wireless?
Replies: 23
Views: 3399

Re: Incompatibility between 2.9.50 and v3.4 wireless?

There is an incompatibility between 2.9 and 3.x running 900Mhz cards, but not 2.4 or 5Ghz as far as I can tell.
by Gunzoid
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ROS 2.9.50 & 3.x clients (possibly) incompatible?
Replies: 27
Views: 4121

Re: ROS 2.9.50 & 3.x clients (possibly) incompatible?

I have a 900Mhz AP on 2.9.50 running an XR9. My original clients were 133c/XR9 running on 2.9.50. I built some new CPE using 133c's which were pre-loaded with 3.2. I FTP'd 2.9.50 to them to avoid any compatibility issues. After reboot, both Winbox and terminal still reported them as running 3.2, but...
by Gunzoid
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Downgrading
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Downgrading

I am building some new CPE using RB133c's with 3.2 installed. My AP is running 2.9.5 so I uploaded 2.9.5 via FTP to downgrade the CPE (2.9.5 on the existing CPE in the field is working well). Both Winbox and terminal show them running on 3.2 after reboot, but the log shows 2.9.5 installed. Now I don...
by Gunzoid
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hey Radio Heads
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Hey Radio Heads

Yes- That too.
Large water droplets hanging on branches can completely kill a 2.4Ghz transmission, but help a 900Mhz one.
by Gunzoid
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hey Radio Heads
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Hey Radio Heads

Thanks Steve!
by Gunzoid
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hey Radio Heads
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Hey Radio Heads

No problem-just a question I don't have an answer for. I have a 900Mhz PtP link here that shoots through 1/3 mile of solid trees. S/N is typically 4-8 at a -86. After the last two heavy snows when all the trees and every branch had 4-6" of snow on them the signal jumped to -80 to as high as -74 and ...
by Gunzoid
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Public Access "Hotspot"
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Public Access "Hotspot"

I have a couple of 133/R52s used as open public access points in businesses, one in a showroom and one in a cafe. Is there a way to display a web page for 5 seconds or so (an ad) upon a customer connecting before going to their home page without configuring Hotspot? Or, if Hotspot needs to be config...
by Gunzoid
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: firewall mangle problem??
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: firewall mangle problem??

Simple Queue applied to WDS bridge interface
by Gunzoid
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: troubles with wireless wlan dhcp
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: troubles with wireless wlan dhcp

You cannot have two different IP addresses from the same network assigned to the router. Exempli gratia, the combination of IP address 10.0.0.1/24 on the ether1 interface and IP address 10.0.0.132/24 on the ether2 interface is invalid, because both addresses belong to the same network 10.0.0.0/24. U...
by Gunzoid
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Lost Interfaces
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Lost Interfaces

Hytanium- I'd love to save the hike (it's mid-winter here in New England), but wlan1, ether2 & 3 can't be seen-via Winbox anyway-and I'm using 2.9.50. And it's the only station in a backhaul link. I'll try disabling, rebooting and enabling wlan1 via telnet today just in case Uldis- I'll check system...
by Gunzoid
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Lost Interfaces
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Lost Interfaces

Yes Changeip, you are correct. wlan1, ether2 and ether3 simply vanished. Ether1 is still working so I could access the unit (it's up on top of a mountain) and reboot it several times as well as reinstalling the ROS-but the interfaces never showed up. I've resigned my self to the fact that I'll have ...
by Gunzoid
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Lost Interfaces
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Lost Interfaces

RB 532-A with a R52H running in 5Ghz lost wlan1, ether2 and ether3. They disappeared. This is a midpoint MT in a critical backhaul link. Ether1, which connects by cable to a neighboring MT continues to work. I FTP'd ROS 2.9.50 up to it and reinstalled it, but it did not bring those interfaces back. ...
by Gunzoid
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 with 13 dbi yagi antenna over 11 KMs not possible
Replies: 10
Views: 2516

Re: XR9 with 13 dbi yagi antenna over 11 KMs not possible

10 and 5Mhz channels are a variant of 802.11G
I have a 900Mhz link using SR9s running through 1500' of thick forest and it only works in B, but it runs at 2mbps. S/N of only 4-6.
by Gunzoid
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard trouble...
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Routerboard trouble...

112 will do 115200.
Serial port is the only way to recover a brick
I'd get some 133s and upgrade to 2.9.50
by Gunzoid
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard trouble...
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Routerboard trouble...

Com 20??? In Hyperterminal I believe you have a choice of Com1-5. But to back way up, why are you using an old 112 for an AP at all? Why not a 532 or 133 at the very least?
by Gunzoid
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard trouble...
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Routerboard trouble...

Set up Hyperterminal for a new connection using whatever Com port you want (no dialup #), 9600 , 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. With Hyperterminal configured and running and the serial cable connected, power on the router. Hit any key within 2 seconds to enter the bios after MikroTik appears.
by Gunzoid
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 with 13 dbi yagi antenna over 11 KMs not possible
Replies: 10
Views: 2516

Re: XR9 with 13 dbi yagi antenna over 11 KMs not possible

I think if you set the cards to B only and switch to horizontal polarization you'll be fine.
by Gunzoid
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard trouble...
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Routerboard trouble...

With your serial cable and hooked up to the router and a network cable from ether 1 to your nic and hyperterminal configured as you noted and running, power up the router and then hit any key to enter the ROS bios. Select etherboot. Now you can FTP the ROS package to your board using ether1's addres...
by Gunzoid
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple failover
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Simple failover

Thom, I took that directly off the wiki. It seemed to be such a simple and straightforward way to do failover I was wondering if it actually worked . I don't need to do load balancing- just switch to an alternate gateway if one goes down. My only concern was how often the primary gateway gets pinged...
by Gunzoid
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rougue DHCP server
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Rougue DHCP server

That happened to me last year. I tracked it down by foot and smashed it into a thousand pieces.
Very satisfying.
by Gunzoid
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple failover
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Simple failover

I have a T-1 and DSL gateway, normally feeding 2 separate networks.
Is it sufficient to specify:

/ip route add gateway=192.168.1.1 check-gateway=ping
/ip route add gateway=192.168.2.1 distance=2

to get failover?
What are the parameters on "check-gateway=ping"?
by Gunzoid
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transparent AP with two wireless interfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Transparent AP with two wireless interfaces

Put the WLAN that's in station mode to Bridge mode or use WDS to bridge them. "The IEEE 802.11 standard limitation makes it impossible for wireless cards in station mode to work as expected when bridged. That means that if you need to create a bridge, you should not use station mode on that machine....
by Gunzoid
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS problem, need help please...
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: WDS problem, need help please...

Looks like you have a loop going.
I don't think the bottom two APs need a WDS link between them.
by Gunzoid
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ack timeout with Sr9
Replies: 27
Views: 2010

Re: Ack timeout with Sr9

I can confirm running SR9 in B mode works very well on links with a lot of obstruction, even though the ack is running at around 30-40 in B, B&G, and G-5Mhz. Noise floor hovers around -96 S/N around 12db 1500' of solid trees Link would not stay running in any G mode even at 6mps basic, but is stable...
by Gunzoid
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB133 + R52 = Access Point.. How?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: RB133 + R52 = Access Point.. How?

IP of ether1 assigned dynamically by the modem
wlan1 does dhcp for wireless clients
default route 0.0.0.0/0 to ISPs gateway address
by Gunzoid
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routed Networks, not bridging interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Routed Networks, not bridging interface

If you are routing, don't use client WDS. WDS is used to create a transparent bridge.
by Gunzoid
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6237

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

Yes indeed the Rx cards can be damaged this way-I've accomplished that feat myself. As long as you're into grounding, you could install ground kits on the coax. I had an AP running next to an FM transmitter and that was the only thing that got me steady and low pings (50' of LMR 400). I don't think ...
by Gunzoid
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 minipci cards on a single board p2p link suggestion needed
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: 2 minipci cards on a single board p2p link suggestion needed

400 ah gel cell or AGM battery bank with a 4 amp trickle charger works great for flakey AC power situations. 12 vdc right off the batteries to your board.
by Gunzoid
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: POE for rb133c and SR9
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: POE for rb133c and SR9

PAC wireless 24v POE
by Gunzoid
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6237

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

The signal strength with that equipment at 4 miles no obstruction should be in the -58 to -68 range. We have several AP to client links in the 5-7 mile range, 18 db omni to 24 db grid, 100 mw radios that run with those signal strengths. That same equipment set up 100' apart (your "bench" test) with ...
by Gunzoid
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33466

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

I'd like to try it out Christian.
TYVM
gberg at cyberpine.net
by Gunzoid
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT Routers as a NLOS equipement???
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: MT Routers as a NLOS equipement???

Your basic choices are 5 Ghz, 2.4 Ghz and 900 Mhz. The lower the frequency, the better the obstacle penetrating ability. 5 Ghz is really only good for unobstructed line of sight. 2.4 will do a few trees or a couple of walls close in. 900 Mhz will go through quite a few trees or 4-5 walls. You can us...
by Gunzoid
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for a hired gun
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Looking for a hired gun

I need to deploy an RB532/564 with 3 R52s and an SR9 plus RB133c's/SR9 Clients.
I can't afford to hunt and peck around by trial and error and would like to hire some expert MT help.
Is there anyone from the Northeast USA who would like to help?
gberg(at) cyberpine.net
by Gunzoid
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

WDS implementation worked fine. I can ping both wlan1 and ether1 from the remote unit.

My next question is in a typical wireless client setup, is it necessary to create a WDS bridge, or can ether1 and wlan1 simply be bridged in order for the client computer to connect transparently to the AP?
by Gunzoid
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

Thank you Louis. I thought I should be using WDS instead of EoIP and I'm sure it will work correctly once I reconfig the 2 units in WDS mode. I'm still curious why I can't get a ping across using an EoIP tunnel bridged to ether1 on both units, even though it might be a less efficient way of doing it...
by Gunzoid
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

Well-still hammering away on my test setup with no luck getting pings through. 2- RB133c/SR9 units One WLAN in Bridge mode, the other in Station mode I've created an EoIP interface on each unit with MACs of 00:00:FE:00:00:01 and :02 I created a Bridge on each and added ether1 and the EoIP in ports. ...
by Gunzoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

I will keep that in mind and thanks. The WISP business is very new to me as I had a network dumped in my lap literally overnight due to the sudden death of the prior admin. My only prior experience was with BreezeComs and Deliberants- everything bridged. The RB133+Sr9 looked like a very cost effecti...
by Gunzoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

Sorry for the thrashing about. I've been a cabinetmaker for 35 years.
It seems that using WDS would work as well if not better than an EoIP tunnel-but I see that giving all my interfaces addresses in the same subnet wouldn't allow any packets to move between the 2 devices.
by Gunzoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Test setup

Interesting. It seems too complicated with too much overhead just to get a ping through with 2 devices on the same network. I can understand the rational for using EoIP to connect 2 networks, so are you saying that the WLAN interfaces on the 2 devices can't be on the same subnet and will have to use...
by Gunzoid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test setup
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Test setup

I have a test setup of 2 identical RB133c+SR9+ 12db Rootenna units. I want to test SNR, frequency changes, signal strengths, VPOL vs.HPOL etc etc. The 2 units see each other through the radios just fine, one in bridge mode and the other in station mode and also using bridge+WDS on one and station +W...
by Gunzoid
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Advice Pre-Deployment
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Advice Pre-Deployment

Right- the existing network consists of 8 AP's - 7 BreezeCom AP 10Ds and 1 Deliberant 2701.
I would assume that the MT 532/ SR9 AP would only connect another 30-40, perhaps more since the CPE will be RB 133c's with an SR9.
by Gunzoid
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Advice Pre-Deployment
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Advice Pre-Deployment

I am about to expand my network to bring in more backhaul via a wireless link and also setup a 900Mhz AP. I'm planning on using on the tower a RB532/564 with 3- R52s and a UBSR9 for the AP. 2 of the R52s will be PtP backhaul, one R52 a dedicated PtP to a single customer using 20% of the backhaul. Cl...
by Gunzoid
Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radius/Hotspot
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Radius/Hotspot

Emergency situation here. 192 .168.3.0/24 network on ether3 whose dhcp clients get redirected to a radius server and hotspot login page. Owner/operator of RADIUS server died-office locked down-plugs pulled-no clients can login (about 100/day) I inherited the tangle. I need to know the the quickest w...