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by pedja
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DHCP - assignment
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: DHCP - assignment

DHCP pool should be used only when it doe snot matter what actual IP client gets. If it doe smatter, then use pool for initial connection and then assign static IP to that client. For example, if you have IP range 192.168.1.0/24, gateway is 192.168.1.1 and you want users to have ips from .2 to up, t...
by pedja
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Wifi ToolBox fro Android

I know. Thats why I said you need no more than few minutes to put channel numbers along frekvencies. You have all the mens, it is just simply you do not want to do that.
by pedja
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Wifi ToolBox fro Android

It would not be a difference if Mikrotik shows only the channel frekvencies. But it does not. And again. Why do you bother? You were you to add chanel marks years ago, and funny, you said you will add them. But you did not. And I made alternative solution. And now that bothers you? I would understan...
by pedja
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Wifi ToolBox fro Android

As I use Mikrotik for about six years, and for all that time teach others how to use it, I think I know what Mikrotik is... I do not need you to explain it or treat me like a moron.
by pedja
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what is the solution?
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: what is the solution?

i did mention teh client hardware.. mostly they are dlink DWL-2100 Ap, and longest distnace is approx 1.5km all clinets are not more then 1.5 km away frm the sector. Here are few golden rules you have to follow: - antenas MUST have clear line of sight including clear Fresnell zone - antenna polaris...
by pedja
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Wifi ToolBox fro Android

So, now, anyone who asks for user friendly interface is a moron who does not know how to use something if it is not click and go? Why would anyone remember frequencies when there is absolutely no need for that, except, when Mikrotik enforces it? After all, I found it annoying, made simple solution f...
by pedja
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing port for webfig/winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 22310

Re: Changing port for webfig/winbox

Great you've changed it again :) Last time we were advised not to use port in Winbox loader as it was disabled and using port actually made Winbox unable to connect even if proper port was set. Now, you fixed it and we can use any port we like to connect using Winbox? Nice, at last we would be able ...
by pedja
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Wifi ToolBox fro Android

Usage of channels is usual procedure for common usage when there are predefined frequencies channeled by needed bandwidth. All devices targeted for open wireless bands use channels not frequencies. It is actually question, why Mikrotik does not follow this standard as everyone else but enforces freq...
by pedja
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: multiple connections test in Bandwidth Test
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Feature request: multiple connections test in Bandwidth Test

Bandwidth Test is very useful tool for testing links. However, there is one missing feature - testing links under large number of simultaneous connections.

It would be great to make it possible, as it would allow testing connection limitation, multipath routes and similar configurations.
by pedja
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing port for webfig/winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 22310

Re: Changing port for webfig/winbox

You may change ports at /ip service However, I am not sure if you changing prot for winbox would work. Winbox enforces port 8291. We reqested solution but at that time (for the same reason you need it - to be able to access routers though NAT) but they refused to even talk about it. I never saw they...
by pedja
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Linux and MIKROTIK
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: Linux and MIKROTIK

zoltan, consider OpenWrt instead of Slackware. It is pretty good linux distribution targeted to embedded usage and already is prepared for Mikrotik. All you have to do is customize, complile and load into Routerboard.
by pedja
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELP!!!! Mikrotik on x86 don't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: HELP!!!! Mikrotik on x86 don't boot

Check disk UDMA mode. Set to lower and if it boots then go up until you find which mode works.
by pedja
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi ToolBox fro Android
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Wifi ToolBox fro Android

As I am annoyed that Mikrotik does not show channel numbers along with wireless freguencies I made small and simle Android application that shows this info. It comes pretty much handy. You may download it from http://pedja.supurovic.net/projekti/wifi-toolbox . Article is not in english but aplicatio...
by pedja
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

166 votes and some points are already emphasized...
by pedja
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with VNC traffic thru router
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Need help with VNC traffic thru router

I use it frequently and had no problems with VNC.

Check how you set nat. Maybe you placed to general rule that influences vpn interfaces too. Or, maybe there is some other firewall rule that is to general and blocks trafic in a manner you did not intend?
by pedja
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can Someone Help me test a 100meg connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Can Someone Help me test a 100meg connection?

He can hardly contact you other than publicly. Mikrotik stuff disable any means of private messaging among forum users.
by pedja
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How do you ground shielded cable?
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

Re: How do you ground shielded cable?

mramos, thank you. That is kind of discussion I wished to start.
by pedja
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How do you ground shielded cable?
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

Re: How do you ground shielded cable?

I usualy have ground on both ends, as I use metal cases and they get grounded just because they are mounted on another metal surface or because of power supply grounding. Thus, I tend not to connect shield to ground on both ends of UTP cable. Iwonder if I should continue this practice or connet to g...
by pedja
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How do you ground shielded cable?
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

Re: How do you ground shielded cable?

Thanks, but I already saw that as I stated.
by pedja
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How do you ground shielded cable?
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

How do you ground shielded cable?

Well, I was taught that i never ground shielded audio cable on both ends as it may create ground loops that cause interference to the signal. I could not find proposition for UTP cables.

How do you do it? Do you ground on both ends?
by pedja
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Moving key from one router to another.
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Moving key from one router to another.

Have you contacted support? My experience is that they are pretty much reasonable on this subject. As developer myself I understand their point of View. Anything more that what is used as licensing scheme, would be much more complex, expensive and would allow easier license stealing. Right now, opti...
by pedja
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?

Ackster, did you achieve any progress with this?
by pedja
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multiple dns using mac-address reservation
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: multiple dns using mac-address reservation

Have you set 172.16.5.1 to mikrotik interface?
by pedja
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: multiple dns using mac-address reservation
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: multiple dns using mac-address reservation

Gateway must be address within the same ip range as network.
Assign 172.16.5.1 to mikrotik on the same interface, use it as gateway for 172.16.5.0/24 and that should work.
by pedja
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multiple dns using mac-address reservation
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: multiple dns using mac-address reservation

Assign static IP addresses to phones. You may use DHCP for that.
by pedja
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: multiple dns using mac-address reservation
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: multiple dns using mac-address reservation

You could create two subnets and assign them to the same interface. That would allow you to use different DHCP paameters bust keep all stil on the same physical network.
by pedja
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

Wel, it's been a while sinsce poll started. it shows some results. What are your opinions about produced graph. Does it reflect your views too?
by pedja
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: MikroTik User Manager documentation
Replies: 52
Views: 55357

Re: MikroTik User Manager documentation

Well, it is pretty much understandable need to have routing and user managing in single device. It is not a problem of Mikrotik abandonig User Manager, but preventing us to use something else instead and get the same level of functionality.
by pedja
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: MikroTik User Manager documentation
Replies: 52
Views: 55357

Re: MikroTik User Manager documentation

There is no point of writing documentation for half-finished product.

Who knows where it will go until they finish it (if at all they do, as it is now more likely to be abandoned) so any documentation written now would be wasted.
by pedja
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

lan and wlan inerfaces, what else?

Point is to have option to choose number of devices as needed, not to buy expensive device with fixed interfaces we do not need but we have to get because there is no other device that fits better.
by pedja
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: two public ip in mikrotik
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: two public ip in mikrotik

Use mangle to set routing marks to connections and then add routing rules for specific marks.
by pedja
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Route a single address
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Route a single address

You cannot rute without subnetting. You may use dst-nat instead.
by pedja
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Newbie - need help in port forwarding FTP and HTTP
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Newbie - need help in port forwarding FTP and HTTP

It does not seem that these rules are wrong. Probably something else blocks traffic.

For FTP, forward ports 20 and 21.
by pedja
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to do queue setup to monitor the bandwidth in mikrotik.
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: How to do queue setup to monitor the bandwidth in mikrot

Because Mikrotik plays smart and if queue rule does not have limit it plainly ignores it (without notifying you, of course) so you will loose lot of time trying to figure out why rule shows no traffic. So, forget about unlimited limit. There is no such thing any more. Always set some limit even ridi...
by pedja
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: A bug with OSPF authentication key in Winbox?
Replies: 0
Views: 587

A bug with OSPF authentication key in Winbox?

Winbox displays Authentication key regardless option Hide Passwords. I guess this is a bug?
by pedja
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

Well, then I am pretty much lucky as I have no problems using x86 platform. There is very wide offer of various lan cards and it is not hard to get one that works (actually, I never saw one that does not work). Wlan cardsa re trickier but stil there is no problem getting ones that are supported. Aft...
by pedja
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

I really do not get your point. Mikrotik already supports x86 platform and various hardware. It works. There is nothing to develop there and does not require any additional support.
by pedja
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

As MT has to provide drivers for everything which is plugged into these slots it would generate work for them which is missing at other places.
MT runs fine on PC with various PCI cards, so drivers are already there.
by pedja
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Advanced Channels
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Wireless Advanced Channels

I stumbled on article http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Wi ... d_Channels on mikrotik manual.

Strange, I cannot get to this option neither on RouterBoard not PC.
/interface wireless channels
simply does not exist.

How we can access it?
by pedja
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

Maybe mix of the two getting the bes of both? Routerboards are better when using resources and energy consumption. PC's are better for custom configurations. So, why not get Routerboard that has miniPCI and PCI slots so we can freely use interfaces we need. But above all, we need RouterOS that works...
by pedja
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: WAN BACKUP
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: WAN BACKUP

Sure, just set secong wan as default gateway but with metric higher that primaru wan. While primary wan is operational, it wil get all the traffic. When primary lan goes down, secondary takes place. That is simple scenario. However it may not be that simple in cases when primary ling deos not go dow...
by pedja
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Webfig skins (tutorial)
Replies: 100
Views: 93353

Re: Webfig skins (tutorial)

Webfig is great improvement regarding multiplatfrom use. It looks good and works pretty much fine. I was afraid that Mikrotik will discontinue Winbox, but I am very glad to hear that this will not happen. However, there are feq quirks: a. Webig is narowly oriented to desktop or large screen platform...
by pedja
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

Well, it is hard to believe that someone actively uses Mikrotik and does not follow this forum. Ok, it is unterstandable, that you want to minimize effects of this pool, as it will probably not match your development plans. I guess you are counting hudreds of thousands Mikrotik users who are endu cl...
by pedja
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: [poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

[poll]What do you prefer on further development of Mikrotik?

Here is survey to show what users think of way how further Mikrotik development should go on in future.
Join in, feel free to vote and comment.

Thanks for participating.
by pedja
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLANs for Dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: VLANs for Dummies

You are, again, mixing TCP/IP with VLANs. TCP/IP has nothing to do with VLANs. If you want to achieve three networks in single lan, that is possible. Assign three IP ranges to the same interface, and use DHCP to assign IPs to specific devices within needed IP ranges. That would work. Atually, that i...
by pedja
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Feature request: report wrong package type on update

OK, I lie. It's not that it happened to me two days ago. I just imagine.
by pedja
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik USB stick for the Laptop user with build in setting
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Mikrotik USB stick for the Laptop user with build in set

It would be possible if tehre is not one problem: you do not know what network interfaces user has on his computer so you cannot prepare configuration.

It was asked from mikrotik to provide some means to overcome this issue but we got nothing.
by pedja
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Feature request: report wrong package type on update

I've done upgrades numerous times and yes, upgrade packages get deleted, even if they are wrong type. Sometimes it misses and does not delete all but leaves one or two files. Look, I am not talking about this because I am bored, but because this is a real issue. I see no reason why it is so hard for...
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Feature request: report wrong package type on update

I find it better than if I upload wrong package, it gets deleted but router is not updated and I have no clue what happened.
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLANs for Dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: VLANs for Dummies

If you want to use VLANs then you have to use smart switches, at least to the point when everything else goes to single VLAN. I see you constantly mix routing and TCP/IP services with VLANS. Vlans are just virtual switches. They work on lower layer. VLANs just help you not to implement three physica...
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to do queue setup to monitor the bandwidth in mikrotik.
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: How to do queue setup to monitor the bandwidth in mikrot

Create simle queue and attach it to interface. Set limit to 1000M both for upload and download.
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Feature request: report wrong package type on update

Well, it would be better if it shows message on console as that is obvious place and hard to miss. And I guess note is important enough to show there.
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Moving key from one router to another.
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Moving key from one router to another.

Why did you put L6 on such device? That was a waste at the moment you did it. I think they will replace key only for damaged hard disk. For licences embeded in devices you've got with device this deos not work as you got licence for special price. If you additionaly bought licence and lodaded it to ...
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VLANs for Dummies
Replies: 14
Views: 5282

Re: VLANs for Dummies

As fewi said, if you subnet your network you have to use separate switches for each subnet. Otherwise you will have a mess, especialy if you need DHCP on each subnet. VLAN allows you to use ne physical switch and make virtual switches within it. Even more, if you havemore switches that support VLAN ...
by pedja
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graphs data lost after reboot/upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Graphs data lost after reboot/upgrade

Hmm. I had router with 3.3 woith graphing turned on workign fine. Few days ago I upgraded to 5.4. I ahed to reboot several times in the process. Graphing data was kept (covers whole year). However, i noticed that I cannot look grpahs in Winbox. It simply does not show that graphs exist. When I acces...
by pedja
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: support for DNS in packages
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Feature request: support for DNS in packages

Asked lots of times before. This request is several years old, actually. They simply refuse to do that. Reasons unknown.
by pedja
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?

Static IP would be ok. SQLite should not be a problem if you already have php, it has native support by default.
by pedja
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: Feature request: report wrong package type on update

Nope, I could not check in log as it dislays lots of information and scrolls out fast. Also I think, this occasion issue strongly candidate for warning in console so it is easily visible and obvious. And I second your idea of being able to check validity of packages before upgrade as I also had seve...
by pedja
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is WebFix for mobile planned?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Is WebFix for mobile planned?

Well, it runs fine on my xperia x10, but it is hard to use as user interface is not adapted to such a small screen. Laso it lacks good support for touch screen usage.
by pedja
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?

Ackster, it seems your setup is exactly what I need. If you want me to test it on RB433AH, let me know.
by pedja
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: report wrong package type on update
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Feature request: report wrong package type on update

As it may sound funny, but I found myself in several occasions stumbled because Mikrotik upgrade does not go. Mikrotik does not report anything, jsut restarts staying at the same version. After lots of messing aroud I finally realize that I am using upgrade package for wrong platform. It would be ni...
by pedja
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Re: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?

That much I know. Thing is all instructions somehow start in a middle if the story so I do not know where to begin from.
by pedja
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751U-2HnD speaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 3172

Re: RB751U-2HnD speaker?

What?!?! No speaker!?!?!?!
by pedja
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface

janisk, I am talking about user experience and usability.
by pedja
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is WebFix for mobile planned?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Is WebFix for mobile planned?

WebFig is nice tool but oriented to desktop use. When used on small screen mobile devices it is not that useful. It is hard to navigate, click and set options as interface is stil designed as for desktop.

Are there plans to provide mobile friendly webfig user interface?
by pedja
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FEature requst: Open access to User Manager database
Replies: 1
Views: 607

FEature requst: Open access to User Manager database

Sinse development of User Manager is stalled, it would be the best if you simply open up access to UM database so we can develop our own means to set it up.
by pedja
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graphs data lost after reboot/upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Graphs data lost after reboot/upgrade

Have you set up graphing to store statistic data to disk?
by pedja
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VirualAP shows inconsistently
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: VirualAP shows inconsistently

I solved a problem, so here it is if someone else gets to the sam trouble: VirtuaLAP's must have different MAC. I noticed that on both locations where this problem arised, two VirtualAP's had the same MAC (I guess I copied one interface to create another VirtualAP, so MAC stayed the same). Maybe Mik...
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VirualAP shows inconsistently
Replies: 1
Views: 298

VirualAP shows inconsistently

I have strange problem with two VirtualAPs on top of signle physical wireless interface. One of the VirtualAP's shows SSID inconsistently. Actuallu iti is mor hiden than visible. Other VirtualAP shows normaly. I have this issue on two AP's. Different RouterOs versions, one is on PC one on RouterBoar...
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?
Replies: 16
Views: 4836

Metarouter with http, php and sqlite?

I would liek to have http with php and sqlite support in metarouter. I am not familiar with linux. What is the easiest way for someone like me to get to the point when it is all installed and works?
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rogue DNS issue "DNSChanger Malware infection"
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Rogue DNS issue "DNSChanger Malware infection"

I do dnot suggest redirecting DNS to local DNS because that would fail to reveal tahat users PC is compromised. When connections are blocked, it would be imidiately obvious that something is wrong. cmon69 ig you want to check which users are comnpromised, just add another firewall rule above the one...
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics

And now about customs: How is this certificate process done? Does it go through your rf authority? Ues. Every good that is imported has to get certificate that it complies with related standards. For radio equimpent there is bureau that issues permits for importing. Radio device canot be imported w...
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rogue DNS issue "DNSChanger Malware infection"
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Rogue DNS issue "DNSChanger Malware infection"

It is strange they ask you to block acces and they did not do it themsleves... Make sure this firewall rule is set on top of other that may allow access. /ip firewall filter add action=reject chain=forward disabled=no reject-with=\ icmp-host-prohibited src-address-list=banned-addresses /ip firewall ...
by pedja
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics

u can always limit tx power. it is illegal to stab people with knives, should we stop selling knives? Mikrotik is only illegally if you don't configure it properly. First, I have nothing agains 1W in this device regarding it has internall antenna. ACtually I would like to have it like it is. But, w...
by pedja
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Why is RB751U-2HnD produced with illegal characteristics?

It is very strange that Mikrotik decided to put 1W wireless interface in RB751U-2HnD making it illegal in most countries.

It is unlikely that we would be able to use it in our country except if it is imported illegally. That is pitty, as it is great and very useful device that could be widely used.
by pedja
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the distance between 2 ominiantennas
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: the distance between 2 ominiantennas

What frequency has to with antenna polarization?
It is just about antenna construction.
by pedja
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CITY FOR NEXT EUROPEAN MUM 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6964

Re: CITY FOR NEXT EUROPEAN MUM 2012

One more vote to Belgrade, Serbia. It's easily accessible from all over the Europe, western Asia and North Africa. Has good climate in winter and it is as cheap as possible.

Airport is in the city and there are lots of hotels all over the place.
by pedja
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: shorcut for gigabyte traffic limits
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Feature request: shorcut for gigabyte traffic limits

Traffic limiting parameters accept bytes, kilobytes and megabytes.
This should be expanded to gigabytes too.
by pedja
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the distance between 2 ominiantennas
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: the distance between 2 ominiantennas

Well, you are correct, you cannot use vertical polarised omni as horizontal polarised.

But you can replace it with horizontaly polarised omni.
by pedja
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the distance between 2 ominiantennas
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: the distance between 2 ominiantennas

Yes it is ok to make vertical distance, actually, it is required.

You should use different polarisation antennas. That would really help.
by pedja
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface

Of course it matters how many rules are in configuration. It relates to readability and ease of maintenance. We are not talking about two or three more rules, but about doubling number of rules with each new interface. it could be avoided of rules accept lists of interfaces. I was not once in situat...
by pedja
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Webcam on mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 2386

Webcam on mikrotik

Has anyone tried to set up web cam using mikrotik virtualisation? I do not need anything fancy, just to make it work. Even access to still photos would be satisfatory.
by pedja
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5.8 released
Replies: 182
Views: 86989

Re: RouterOS v5.8 released

*) winbox - now copied item in ordered list is added right after it's original;
This one was really annoying but could not date to ask. This is the best fix in this release!
by pedja
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I assign a different dns to specific url list?
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Can I assign a different dns to specific url list?

Mikrotik cannot do that.- It is jsut simple DNS cache. I guess you would have to use some softisticated DNS server localy, like BIND or similar. I am not familiar with it but I know few people who managet to set it which parent DNS to querz for specific url addresses. I suppose it is possible to set...
by pedja
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface

That would help in some scenarios, but not all. Making chains each time you need some list of interfaces also becomes messy.

For example, what if you have to set rule to list of interfaces in both in-interface and out-interface? That would be chains of chains.
by pedja
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Feature request: list in in-interface and out-interface

In firewall rules there are options in-interface and out-interface allowing user to specify which interface rule applies to. It also allows negation on specified interface which means rule applies to all interface but one specified. Problem arises when there are several interfaces on board but rule ...
by pedja
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper NATing question
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Proper NATing question

The simplest method is just to bring local DNS cache on Routerboard ans set static dns records to override public ip of server with local ip. Othwerwise, you have to put server in different local ip range than lan, to be able to redirect connections from local network meant to go to local server but...
by pedja
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard hard drive full
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: routerboard hard drive full

That's nice. Never noticed it.
by pedja
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: routerboard hard drive full
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: routerboard hard drive full

Can you send me a supout file to revise?
How do you read suppout file?
by pedja
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Different lease time fot DHCP clients
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Different lease time fot DHCP clients

I know Mikrotik cannot do this but I am interested is it allowed bz protocol to set different lease time for different clients on the same DHCP server?

I would like to have an option to set longer lease time for assigned static IP's and short lease for dynamic.
by pedja
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: using two o.s(xp and router o.s)
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: using two o.s(xp and router o.s)

It goes in diferent order. First, you ask how to do something Then, someone tells you to use some option. After that, you go to Mikrotik online manual (wiki), read all about that option and use it. If you have some problems or problems to understand manual, then you ask. Noone wil read manual for you.
by pedja
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP server and Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 12816

Re: PPTP server and Bridge

I need bridging, that is why I ask. It is even described in manual but it does not work as manual says. There is actually no special confiuration. Plain mikrotik, just pptp server set as sstatic for specified user, and bridge set to inlcude lan interface. Mikrotik does not allow pptp interface to be...
by pedja
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP server and Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 12816

Re: PPTP server and Bridge

I tried with Microsoft client, but I see no reason why that should matter. Even when I set static pptp server it does not work. static interface exists no matter if user is connected or not.
by pedja
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP server and Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 12816

Re: PPTP server and Bridge

This seems rally a problem as nooone can comment.
by pedja
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple Client
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Simple Client

I think what Corynick needs is Mikrotik as bridge client, so he does not have to set routing but simply plug in computer into it and it is on net. Corynick if that is what you need, you have to use bridge. I have tried to use that in a past and I was not happy how it worked. So basicaly I gave up us...
by pedja
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP server and Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 12816

PPTP server and Bridge

I wanted to set pptp server and bridge clients to LAN. Usually that is done by putting pptp client in the same IP range with LAN users and setting proxy-arp on lan interface. But, I wanted to do that as a bridge, and tried that. But, it did not work. Actually, the only problem is that PPTP interface...
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROUTING: 2 subnets in 1 network segmet
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: ROUTING: 2 subnets in 1 network segmet

I guess you have set NAT to interface.

When you set NAT rule set source IP address range to one you want NAT to work for. IP's that are not in specified range won't NAT.
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 1 ext IP Address, multiple domains to multiple servers
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: 1 ext IP Address, multiple domains to multiple servers

No, buy "internal use" i meant it is service for known users that can handle putting port in site address, or can learn how to do it.

Yes, addresses would be a bit ugly bit it is easy tio setup. It is better than what you asked which is close to impossible to do.
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: DNS Translation

Sorry, i thought it is about pptp clients.
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Translation
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: DNS Translation

What if pppoe client is Mikrotik?
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 1 ext IP Address, multiple domains to multiple servers
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: 1 ext IP Address, multiple domains to multiple servers

Why it is nededd to have then on the same port? If it is for internal use then it should be no issue if sites use different ports.
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: RouterOS V5.4 cannot send mail...
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: RouterOS V5.4 cannot send mail...

They changed syntax AGAIN!?!?!?!
by pedja
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Small but useful argument to /system reset
Replies: 60
Views: 8828

Re: Small but useful argument to /system reset

It was clear from the begining of this topic. :)

I am actually glad Mirkotik lost such a big buyer. I hope that would be educative and provide beter attitude toward users.
by pedja
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Error sending e-mail: error handling file
Replies: 12
Views: 4000

Re: Error sending e-mail: error handling file

Thanks, it works now. I guess this came with Mikrotik update, because the same script worked fine before.
by pedja
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Error sending e-mail: error handling file
Replies: 12
Views: 4000

Error sending e-mail: error handling file

What this error means: "Error sending e-mail: error handling file"?

I have script that creates backup both command and binary. Command goes through email with no issues. For binary file I get this error.
by pedja
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: routing via dynamic gateway w/out scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 4465

Re: Feature request: routing via dynamic gateway w/out scrip

This has been several time in last few years but Mikrotik stuff is categorical not to add such option. Even windows has it. When you set DHCP client there is simple check box to choose wether to automatically add DHCP provided gateway as default gateway or not. You can even set metrics for that defa...
by pedja
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16035

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

I always use Vurtual AP. As Mikrotik does not handle weel when one must replace wireless interface, I found using Virtuall AP saving feature. I never connect users to native AP, always to Virutal AP, so when I have to replace card, I simply attach Virtual AP to new interface.
by pedja
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 5.x release notes.
Replies: 13
Views: 5372

Re: ROS 5.x release notes.

Once i sad here on forum that I believe that whoever is in charge of scripting development in Mikrotik, he intentionally makes this syntax changes from version to version just to make our lives miserable, and that is huge amusement for him.
by pedja
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: block with domain name?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: block with domain name?

If you want to stop email spam, you may use Layer & filtering. But, generally, spam should be handled by email server or spam filtering software. Blocking spam by domain would not help a lot.
by pedja
Sun May 29, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB412 or RB413?
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

RB412 or RB413?

Are there plans to produce RB412 or RB413 models?

There is substantial gap both in functions and price between RB411 and RB433.
by pedja
Sun May 29, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 204822

Re: Feature requests

I don't think it's logical at all. Or user friendly!
Well, I said: logic, user friendliness and usability are not strong sides of Mikrotik. :)

I must say, Mikrotik is the first platform where, when one sets service, he/she has no options to set interface/ip bindings for it.
by pedja
Sun May 29, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: webfig
Replies: 17
Views: 31272

Re: webfig

v5.3 will have the option to hide interface elements and build a customized webfig for certain user groups Why don't you give the full info? It is just hiding options, but it has nothing to do with user privileges. Users stil can access all options if they know how to, or simply by using Winbox. Wh...
by pedja
Fri May 27, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 204822

Re: Feature requests

you already answered it, you must use firewall. why make the same configuration in two places? Because, for each service it is LOGICAL to have an option what interfaces (or even IP's) to run it on. It is not job for firewall to block it. But as we all know, logic, user friendliness and usability ar...
by pedja
Tue May 03, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude In Win 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Re: The Dude In Win 7

I also have problem. When I start The Dude it asks me to chose language and no matter what I do it keeps goding back to the same dialog. I cannot go further from language selection.
by pedja
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: MikroTik User Manager documentation
Replies: 52
Views: 55357

Re: MikroTik User Manager documentation

Is it possible to run old UserManager on v5? It is prety useless to have device with v5 without manual.
by pedja
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: when ROS next version release probably??
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: when ROS next version release probably??

I am waiting since 3.30 :)
by pedja
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: when ROS next version release probably??
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: when ROS next version release probably??

Do not worry, new versions now show up each week...
by pedja
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: MikroTik User Manager documentation
Replies: 52
Views: 55357

Re: MikroTik User Manager documentation

Where can we find documentation for userman-test for mt 4.17?
Wiki is lacking even basic information.
by pedja
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to post Feature Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: How to post Feature Requests

pedja, the best way to submit the feature requests is to email them to mikrotik. that wiki page is user-created and user-administered.
What? User request policy is changed again?!?!
by pedja
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to post Feature Requests
Replies: 6
Views: 997

How to post Feature Requests

Well, you are wrong if you thought feature requests are posted on forum. Actually, you have to open account on Mikrotik Wiki and post there. However, it is very hard to find out Feature Requests page, even if you know that it exists, so here is the direct link: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MikroTik...
by pedja
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Radius on Metarouter
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Radius on Metarouter

Has anyone tried to set custom radius using Metarouter?
by pedja
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: webfig
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: webfig

Well, if webfig is done as webservice, that would allow us to make web interface (and not just web) anyhow we like it.
by pedja
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: How to advertise external BGP routes through local network?
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: How to advertise external BGP routes through local netwo

In meanwhile i've set bgp peer connection between R2 and R4, and now I have routes advertised among them. I am not sure if that is how it should be done, but it works.
by pedja
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: How to advertise external BGP routes through local network?
Replies: 2
Views: 789

How to advertise external BGP routes through local network?

I am pretty much inexperienced with BGP. My goal is to set BGP among several community networks. All networks use differrent private IP ranges and static routing among them worked fine. But we wanted to repalce static with BGP routing to easy maintenance. So far we have no problems establishing BGP ...
by pedja
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing + Port Forwarding
Replies: 20
Views: 98214

Re: Load Balancing + Port Forwarding

Strange, because by all the post I have read it seems that there are people out there doing this but no one can tell us how, The routers then become useless if they can do nothing more comlpex than load balancing when you want to host servers behind them/ Even more strange is thatit worked fine unt...
by pedja
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing + Port Forwarding
Replies: 20
Views: 98214

Re: Load Balancing + Port Forwarding

It was already asked, some suggestions are provided but none of them works. Basicaly, you should mark incomoing connection to remmeber incoming interface, and then route repsonces using that mark to send them to the sam interface. Looks like simple but I did not manage to make it work, and as far as...
by pedja
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP deployment, many customers on a small range
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: AP deployment, many customers on a small range

If you need several antennas (and I would recommend that for your configuration), hen you also need separate wireless wifi interface for each antenna.

Putting several antennas to single wireless interface would not help you, and possibly would make things worse.
by pedja
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to rename file from script?
Replies: 3
Views: 4526

How to rename file from script?

I need to rename file within Mikrotik. I know its name.
Manual shows no hints how to do it.
by pedja
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting files n days old?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Deleting files n days old?

I guess this is my english fault. I mant, deleting files n days old and older than that.

This example does not return any records on my MT (I've set correct date), I tried on vesrion 3 and 4. I even tried :put [find where creation-time~"(.*)"] but it also does not return any record.
by pedja
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting files n days old?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Deleting files n days old?

I still did not solve this. :(
by pedja
Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting files n days old?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Deleting files n days old?

I have backup script that creates backup each morning. It also tries to send it to me via email for backup purposes. As mail sending is not that reliable, I leave backup files on Mikrotik. That worked fine while I used hard disks. Now, when I switched to RouterBoards, available memory is quite small...
by pedja
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrtik VLANs and TL-SG2109WEB
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Mikrtik VLANs and TL-SG2109WEB

Mikrtoik was easy part. Real problem was with TL-SG2109WEB which has pretty unintuitive interface. But somehow I managed to make ti work.

Thanks.
by pedja
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrtik VLANs and TL-SG2109WEB
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Mikrtik VLANs and TL-SG2109WEB

Has anyone managed to use Mikrotik VLANs with TL-SG2109WEB? All I want to do is to create two VLANs and assign some ports to them, then connect Mikrotik, create two VLANs on it's interface and assign separate subnets to both VLANs. I can create VLANs in switch but do not know how to conect Mikrotik....
by pedja
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP used for outgoing connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: IP used for outgoing connections

What I want to achieve is to set two web servers in lan, and assign each one with separate public IP using NAt on router. That works fine, but when bothe server try to establish connections to outside world, they use the same IP address. Your explantions seem reasonable, I will try with that to-addr...
by pedja
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signal Strength bouncing
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Signal Strength bouncing

Other than changing routerboard and wireless cards. Did you try to change antenna cable, or antena itself? If signal varies as you describe, I would guess some contact went bad, or water got inside cable or antenna.
by pedja
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

Re: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive

I solved problem.

I had typing error in route mark name in mangling rule. Route mark set in route was nonnexisting so thus Mikrotik, sets route inactive.

It would be really great if MT provides some hints on such occasions. This one was really hard to guess.
by pedja
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

Re: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive

It becomes active when I disable all other interfaces. I cannot put them in one multiple gateways route as route are specific for marked connections This 10.80.0.0/24 should route ony for marked connections. Thisg is if conection is market to this rute it simply does not match to any other route, so...
by pedja
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: IP used for outgoing connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

IP used for outgoing connections

On one ocasion I assigned sevral public IP addresses to single interface. There was no ptroblem with incoming connections to that IP addressses. But, all outgoing addresses were using just one IP. That was not a problem. Problem was I could not find a way to set which one to use. Is there a way to d...
by pedja
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Radio

That would be great. I also have spectrum analyzer, and would love to have option to set MT to emit beacon signal for measurements.
by pedja
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging two /24 networks
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Bridging two /24 networks

Silly me. :)

I tried to set network 10.13/23 but MT insisted that it should be 10.12/23 which is correct.
by pedja
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging two /24 networks
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Bridging two /24 networks

I did all that, but when I try to change network range for DHCP network, Winbox allows mask /24 and less. If I try to set network /23 or /22, it does not allow me to do that. I tried to use netmask field, but after I set mask /23 there and submited change (using winbox), dhcp issued leases but using...
by pedja
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging two /24 networks
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Bridging two /24 networks

I have eoip connection bridging two /24 networks (10.12/24 and 10.13/24). As, each network is in its own range they do not see each other. As I have DHCP on both networks, I tried to set DHCP server network to netmask /23, but Mikrotik does not allow that. I guess, more that 253 nodes in network is ...
by pedja
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hot to configure mikrotik for puplic network without NAT?
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Hot to configure mikrotik for puplic network without NAT

When you set nat rule you may specify for which IP adresses it rules (src-address, src-address-list)
by pedja
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

Re: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive

It's 3.30. Yes I tried lots of things but it just stays inactive.
by pedja
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are possible reasons for route to be inactive
Replies: 6
Views: 2950

What are possible reasons for route to be inactive

I am setting some pretty straightforwart static routing on MT board, and ther eis one route that stays inactive for no apparent reason (at least I do not see any). Rout may be inactive because there is other route with the sam scope but lower distance, thus having higher priority. Also, id static ro...
by pedja
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual for /file
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Manual for /file

/file ?
There are too many people playing smart, these days....
by pedja
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manual for /file
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Manual for /file

Where on MT wiki is detalied manual for /file command. I cannot find it.
by pedja
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: each user gets 2 IPs
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: each user gets 2 IPs

You may also limit access to AP by signal level. That would keep distant clients (from other hotel) away.

Also keep DHCP lease time short.
by pedja
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT and two public IP
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: MT and two public IP

If ISP assigns both public IP's dynamically, then you have to have two network interface to be assigned to. One solution is ti add switch between cable modem and MT and connect server to that switch, which will allow it to get its own public IP. The other is to use two network interfaces on MT conne...
by pedja
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mikrotik on xp
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: mikrotik on xp

Yes, but under virtual machine.
by pedja
Fri May 28, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "Best" up-to-date 3G card ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: "Best" up-to-date 3G card ?

didn't know it was possible to have an expresscard converter, interesting
Wifi minipciexpress cards are, actually, USB cards.
by pedja
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with DNS for www.google.com
Replies: 173
Views: 41166

Re: Problems with DNS for www.google.com

There are other public DNS servers. I tried several and got rid og problem. I've published long list of puiblic DNS at http://pedja.supurovic.net/kako-upotrebiti-javni-dns-server-umesto-servera-provajdera You can also use http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm (free tool) to check speed of number od D...
by pedja
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Adsl integrated (again?)
Replies: 29
Views: 4213

Re: Adsl integrated (again?)

It would be easier if RB can not reset itself but also reset external devices....
by pedja
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: EDNS Not Implemented?
Replies: 14
Views: 6813

Re: EDNS Not Implemented?

Thanks God, RouterOS do not do requests to the root servers - it's not recursive server :D
It is not point if MT can query DNSEC, but if it has UDP packets limited to 512 bytes, DNSEC packets, whoever sends them, would not be able not pass through.
by pedja
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting New WINBOX to Remember Collumn Settings
Replies: 26
Views: 5401

Re: Getting New WINBOX to Remember Collumn Settings

I solved a problem this way:

- I login to rotuer with "Load previous session" unchecked
- exit and then
- login again but with "Load previous session" checked

After that, Winbox started saving configuration properly.

I had to do this for each saved session.
by pedja
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Import on restart not working
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Import on restart not working

It would be better if MT would load script after everything is initialized. That is what most of us would expect.

But, bigger problem is that when you export script, you usually cannot import it back without syntax errors.
by pedja
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.6 released
Replies: 80
Views: 12346

Re: RouterOS v4.6 released

and also regarding TuxBox or proper webbox - you can already use API to make configuration tool for any platform you want.
I am pretty sure even you know this is not true. API covers just part of the MT functionality.
by pedja
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik boots on one computer but freezes on other
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Mikrotik boots on one computer but freezes on other

Open BIOS settings and check settings for CF which is recognized as HDD.
by pedja
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik boots on one computer but freezes on other
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Mikrotik boots on one computer but freezes on other

Try lowering PIO mode to 0.
by pedja
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature req: DHCP rate-limit
Replies: 3
Views: 5290

Re: Feature req: DHCP rate-limit

I consider this request as simple setup.

I do it now with address lists, and static simple queues. Functionality I proposed would make it much easier to setup and maintain.
by pedja
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature req: DHCP rate-limit
Replies: 3
Views: 5290

Feature req: DHCP rate-limit

MT DHCP server allows setting rate-limit for each static lease. Basicaly, when user gets lease, MT creates simple queue for his IP using rate-limit parameters. That may be pretty useful. Option lacks some stuff. It would be good that rate-limit may be used to specify more simple queue parameters, fo...
by pedja
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: directly connect RF without antennas?
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: directly connect RF without antennas?

I guess you would need 100 db attenuator, 50 ohm, meant for 2.4 GHz or more. Well, what I could see via Google, it's pretty expensive. Maybe you would rather like to try make one on your own. for math check: http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/attenuators.htm and http://www.odyseus.nildram.c...
by pedja
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WinBox and "show columns" feature
Replies: 34
Views: 12985

Re: WinBox and "show columns" feature

I had the same problem. After I upgraded from 2.9.51 to 3.30, Winbox simply stopped saving interface configuration at all. Windows sizes and positions, columns ... nothing was saved. Then I once opened Winbox and connected with UNCHECKED "load previous session". Winbox reset to default windows size ...
by pedja
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using separate radios for send and receive as AP
Replies: 12
Views: 2316

Re: Using separate radios for send and receive as AP

I believe full duplex in multipoint mode does not have sense.
by pedja
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prooblem upgrading RB411 ROS v3.10 to v3.30
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Prooblem upgrading RB411 ROS v3.10 to v3.30

Right to the point.

Silly me, I uploaded x86 packages instead of mips :)
by pedja
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prooblem upgrading RB411 ROS v3.10 to v3.30
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Prooblem upgrading RB411 ROS v3.10 to v3.30

I have problem upgrading RB411 from ROS v3.10 to v3.30. When I upload packages of new version and restart, nothing happens, device reboots but ROS stays old version. How can this be?
by pedja
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After upgrade to 3.30 clients disconnecting
Replies: 1
Views: 510

After upgrade to 3.30 clients disconnecting

I've upgraded Mikrotik form 2.9.51 to 3.30. As my plan is to upgrade to 4.5, I installed wireless-test package. Now some of wireless clients are disconnecting from AP. Clients are running factory made wireless client bridges, not Mikrotik. I do not use nstreme. Log shows this: wlan: 00:31:4F:4A:54:5...
by pedja
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCC with dinamyc IP
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: PCC with dinamyc IP

I guess this is the same I asked long time ago. I actually proposed to Mikrotik to include option that is availiable even on Windows Home: option to set priority of interfaces. That way, interface can obtain network parameters dynamicaly, including default gateway. If several interfaces obrain defau...
by pedja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: per-domain forwarding in DNS
Replies: 16
Views: 13710

Re: Feature request: per-domain forwarding in DNS

I had similar problem, not with Active directory, but I also had need to have internal DNS resolving. I solved it bu setting everything to used my internal DNS server which responds to all requests. If requests for internal domain, it proper information as he knows it, but if request is for regular ...
by pedja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38196

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

Yes, and do not ask why you have to hack something that should and can be so simple....

Good side is that we now have Routerboards with TWO power connectors. That is a huge gain.
by pedja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5

Thanks ste, that is exactly what I had in mind. But, Normis claims that are unnecessary steps.

Now, question is, should I trust your real life experience or officials? :-?
by pedja
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5

This is wireless comunity, so i cannot afford spare licences :( The main reason this router left with no upgades are scripts that are running on it and which are vital for network. As new RouterOS changed scripting engine I did not want risking problems with scripts not working after upgrade. Now, I...
by pedja
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CPU and link speed
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: CPU and link speed

So, there is actually no explanations what this measurements mean?
by pedja
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38196

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

That was asked long time ago and declined. Mikrotik stuff does not have understanding for our needs to be able to use mnemonic addresses instead of IP.
by pedja
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: View usage of IP addresses
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: View usage of IP addresses

I just set Simple Queues for each IP and use it for monitoring. It may show you current bandwidth used by ecah IP, and also total upload and download. You may reset statistics manually, or periodicaly by script.
by pedja
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Upgrading form 2.9.51 to 4.5

I have one router in sensitive position so I avoided to upgrade before. It runs Mikrotik 2.9.51. Now, I need new options of MT on that spot so i am planning to upgrade to version 4.5.

Is it ok to upgrade directly to last version or I have to follow upgrade path using some intermediate versions?
by pedja
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CPU and link speed
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: CPU and link speed

The first group of tests was run form PC to Mikrotik. The second group was run form PC to PC through MT.

There is actually no special configuration of MT, it is just blank, with assigned IP's to two ethernet interfaces so it is possible to connect PC's through it.
by pedja
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CPU and link speed
Replies: 4
Views: 773

CPU and link speed

I've made simple test on Celeron 400 MHz with 64 MB RAM with Mikrotik installed. I had PC (Core2Duo 2.13GHz) connected to it through Dlink DES 1008D switch and run bandwidth test using Winbox on PC. Speeds I got: TCP both directions: 30 Mbps TX and RX, CPU on MT 100% TCP receive: 38 Mbps RX, CPU on ...
by pedja
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to block encrypted p2p.
Replies: 26
Views: 10591

Re: How to block encrypted p2p.

I had good results with limiting connections. p2p tries to use large number of connections, what actually degrades network more than bandwidth usage.
by pedja
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard 433UAH
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Routerboard 433UAH

What "all kinds of storage" means? Ok, it is clear we can attach any storage that has USB, but what we can use it for? I know about proxy cache usage but what else? Does MT now allows us to use external storage as an FTP storage allowing people to access it using their own passwords. If that is true...
by pedja
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: two ADSL lines best router
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: two ADSL lines best router

I would go for factory made dual wan router. I tried several times to make MT do this and failed. I do not say MT cannot do it, or that problem is not my lack of knowledge (although I have years of experience with MT), but that setting is to compicated and very sensitive to other configuration of MT...
by pedja
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Directional Antenna Alginment with Spectrum analyser
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Directional Antenna Alginment with Spectrum analyser

I second this requ3st. I've god WiSpy spectral analizator and it works great for small price. Problem is that I need constant emited signal to make easy measurements. Now, when Mikrotik has builtin spectral analizator, more prople will have the same problem. It would be great if Mikrotik could have ...
by pedja
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Small request for winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Small request for winbox

I second that. Windows shows MAC-s in format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx so copy&paste won't work.
by pedja
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Various signal strength levels
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Various signal strength levels

When antennas are at a such close distance, link calculation does not have sense.
by pedja
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: X86 PC requirements
Replies: 6
Views: 11195

Re: X86 PC requirements

64MB
by pedja
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we PLEASE leave the menu orders ALONE?
Replies: 30
Views: 5169

Re: Can we PLEASE leave the menu orders ALONE?

Menu system, as vital part of user interface should conform usability rules.
Alphabetizing option usually does not provide usability but makes it worse.

But, Winbox design breaks usability in whole, so alphabetized menus do not make it much worse.
by pedja
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8418

Re: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!

I see no reason to make laugh on man. What he asked is perfectly reasonable. There are lots of mobile devices that do not have WiFi but they do have Bluetooth. give a practical example of this. bluetooth can only transfer files, it is no substitution to wifi Have you aver used Bluettoth besides fil...
by pedja
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best practice for lightning protection
Replies: 24
Views: 4742

Re: best practice for lightning protection

Direct strikes arre not so common, and if equipment gets direct hit, there i sno point of protection. What matters is protecting from unducted high voltage that shows up during the ligtning. That is what usually damages equipment. The best way I found out is using antennas that do not produce induct...
by pedja
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 8418

Re: Mikrotik / Bluetooth !!!

I see no reason to make laugh on man. What he asked is perfectly reasonable. There are lots of mobile devices that do not have WiFi but they do have Bluetooth.
by pedja
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many clients can be connected to one AP G mode
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

Re: How many clients can be connected to one AP G mode

In my experience, anything more that 12 clients is problem. I am talking about local networking, with unlimited speed.
by pedja
Sun May 24, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5 KM radius solution's in City place
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: 5 KM radius solution's in City place

If you want to connect clients with internal or fixed antennas, there is no way you can achieve 5 km radius. You have to set AP's near clients, 50 to 100 m distance max. Longer distances would give unreliable connections.
by pedja
Fri May 08, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Automatically Change Frequencies To Compensate for Weather
Replies: 27
Views: 10904

Re: Automatically Change Frequencies To Compensate for Weather

The R5H connects at 54 Mbps at -72dB. That is neither low nor slow. Why should it be stronger? Just to waste time, effort, money, and spectrum? Because you have to provide at least 22dB SNR and usually about 10 dB more to cover for propagation changes. Less signal means problems, like what you have.
by pedja
Thu May 07, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How do i redirect clients to a page on the network
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: How do i redirect clients to a page on the network

... and bad client cannot be in the same IP subnet as local web server where he is redirected to.
by pedja
Wed May 06, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Automatically Change Frequencies To Compensate for Weather
Replies: 27
Views: 10904

Re: Automatically Change Frequencies To Compensate for Weather

use biger antennas. For a reliable link you need at least -65. Use XR5 also. Getting a small script is much much simpler, and cheaper, than installing two huge dishes. Your suggestion is illogical. Actually, his suggestion is appriopriate. When you establish a link you have to provide enough signal...
by pedja
Wed May 06, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Network Segregation
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Network Segregation

Set rule to drop every packet that is not coming from internet interface AND not going to internet interface.

If your internet interface is named wan then set in-interface= !wan and out-interface=!wan in the same rule.
by pedja
Tue May 05, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RF Testing Utility
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: RF Testing Utility

I second this request. I need MT to provide reasonably constant transmitting (independable of number of clients, or traffic) so I can make proper measurements using spectral analyzer. in this mode I do not even require any connection protocol, or to maintain connections, just simple solid transmissi...
by pedja
Mon May 04, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to structure network routing
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: how to structure network routing

Bridging such a large network is not wise. It is better to turn each point into router, with separate subnet for each interface. Set routing among points so traffic flows around and that is it.
by pedja
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Filtering Router - MAC NAT?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Transparent Filtering Router - MAC NAT?

You may set router to be NAT. Then it will present himself as request of all connections (meaning, only his outside interface MAC is visible to the outside network). Side effect is that everything behind that NAT will became hiden form outside network, so if you need some connections you have to set...
by pedja
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multiple gateways, same gateway IP
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: multiple gateways, same gateway IP

That will not work. You have to use separate IP ranges for each internet connection. You can deal with it if you insert another router on one of the links, so you can use different IP address range to connect your MT to that inserted router. If you already have simple routers on each ISP link, then ...
by pedja
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38196

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

in and out interfaces for Connections torch is no good? Of course it is not. First it works only with one interface, and it shows traffic only on that interface. What I asked for is that firewall connections show in and out interfaces in connection list. If the same list shows what exact routing ta...
by pedja
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vista And DHCP Lease Unobtainable
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Vista And DHCP Lease Unobtainable

I have similar problem. I have Mikrotik router, with two IP ranges assigned to the same lan interface. I have one DHCP server and it assigns IP addresses from both IP ranges. IP's from one range are assigned dynamically, and IP's from other range are only static. Vista can get IP from dynamic IP ran...
by pedja
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38196

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

It would be great to see at least in and out interfaces for Connections. Some tool to investigate where actually travvic goeas according to Packet Flow Diagarm would be ultimate.
by pedja
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queues for Limiting Internet traffic and unlimited for local
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Queues for Limiting Internet traffic and unlimited for local

Create address list which will contain all local IP address ranges, then mangle all packets that have both dst and src in local address list as local. In simple queues put one simple queue on top of others and set it to filter packets mangled as local. It should work. The other way is to link every ...
by pedja
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

Interesting, I removed all mangling from router, and set just one default gateway. It stays that way for two days and I see no problems, incoming connections look like routed back to originating interfaces as I need them. Default gateway seems as not having influence on that connections and there is...
by pedja
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: strategy to limit P2P in port 80
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: strategy to limit P2P in port 80

There should be something in that http request packet that can be used to identify p2p.
by pedja
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

Well, I had no success. First, action=mark-routing in chain=input as suggested is not possible. Then action=mark-routing in chain=prerouting block any kind od connection through that interface. I tried this: /ip firewall mangle add action=mark-connection chain=prerouting in-interface=ptt new-connect...
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help my simple script
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Re: Help my simple script

There is no need for script like that. Use netwatch feature of Mikrotik. It can ping specified address and if fails then run script to send mail or whatever you need.
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: strategy to limit P2P in port 80
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: strategy to limit P2P in port 80

Maybe you could do using simler method. Set Layer7 filter to recognize HTTP protocol and then allow only connections recognized as HTTP to use port 80, and drop anything else.
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

Thanks guys for all this info. I cannot try now as I am inlocalnetwork. I have to go to other place to be able to acces from Internet to test. I will let you know about results. Now I am bit confused. If MT recognizes connection as two way flow, why then is necessary to do all this mangling? Why it ...
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

Hmmm, after this remark of yours, i recall that today, while reading tons of stuff, I actualy read something that semeed to me as: if I mark incoming connection, mark will be valid for both request and response. Is that you are referrring to. It that is true then I've been blinded for several years,...
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mikrotik wake on lan!
Replies: 11
Views: 3986

Re: mikrotik wake on lan!

Althrough I support your request as usable, I would suggest to use PC motherboard that has BIOS option to turn on automaticaly on power. If BIOS does not have such option, you may also make some simple hardware to make it turn on when power comes (simulate power on button pressed), but that hardware...
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Accessing TOS on bit base
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Accessing TOS on bit base

Mikrotik can control packet TOS only as whole byte. This means it can check TOPS value only if it matches byte value and it also can change TOS value only as byte value. But TOS works on but by bit basis.

It would be good to have options to make MT set or check just specified bit(s) within TOS byte.
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access Public IP from Internal, private network [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Access Public IP from Internal, private network [solved]

Sure you can use MT to solve a problem. Simply set static DNS entry in MT DNS to override public IP with local IP for the same mnemonic address.
by pedja
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Re: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

add action=dst-nat chain=dstnat disabled=no dst-address-list=public_ip dst-port=9500 protocol=tcp to-addresses=10.50.10.13 Address list public_ip contains IP addresses of WAN interfaces. I tried also with separate rules for each IP address with the same results (as expected).
by pedja
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

DST-NAT with three WAN interfaces

I am trying to solve this issue but cannot get it right. Now I am all messed up and cannot thing of a solution. I have one MT with three WAN interfaces and one LAN interface. I have server connected to LAN and I want to set dst-nat port TCP 9500 on all wan interfaces to local server. What think I go...
by pedja
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what ACtive flag means in /ip route print?
Replies: 1
Views: 596

what ACtive flag means in /ip route print?

I use MT with two WAN interfaces. I want both to set as default gateways with the same metric. MT marks one of them as A (Active). In Winbox inactive one is presented as blue.

What this status means?
by pedja
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Restriction does not working on when proxy is used
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Bandwidth Restriction does not working on when proxy is used

Do not set IP for LAN, as it is not needed. Simply remove IP address on interface and noone connected to that interface will be unable to do nothing unless he connects using PPPoE.
by pedja
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help mikrotik 2.9.27
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: help mikrotik 2.9.27

What you need is basic setting, but you should upgrade to legal license as man already suggested.
by pedja
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: more parameters with static IP on interface
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Feature request: more parameters with static IP on interface

You don't NEED to enter the network and broadcast address, or netmask for that matter, just type /ip address add interface=ether1 address=192.168.1.1/24 disabled=no It will automatically fill in the correct netmask, broadcast and network address based on your CIDR prefix-lenght (/24). Yes but it wo...
by pedja
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: more parameters with static IP on interface
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Feature request: more parameters with static IP on interface

When I am setting static IP for some interface I am used to set IP, network mask, gateway and DNS. Mikrotik does not allow that. One may just set IP, netowrk mask, network address and broadcast adress. First, I do not understand what is the point of entering network address and broadcast address as ...
by pedja
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Global commands like ping and traceroute
Replies: 11
Views: 3563

Re: Feature request: Global commands like ping and traceroute

I second this request. It is very reasonable.
Janisk your response implies that you did not even read what man asked.
by pedja
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Winbox to MAC through MT bridge?
Replies: 1
Views: 617

How to Winbox to MAC through MT bridge?

I have two Routerboards 411A (MT 3.10 L4) linked together, and one of them is set to bridge lan and wlan interface. Bridge works fine, but I cannot access other RB using Winbox and MAC address. Setup is like this: RB1->WLAN(ap bridge) - - - - - - - - (station)WLAN<-RB2bridge->WLAN-----PC Neither of ...
by pedja
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to Load different OS on Mikrotik Router??
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: How to Load different OS on Mikrotik Router??

Here it is, Full Debian "Lenny" on an RB433AH board: http://opensource.dyc.edu/mips-devel

There is also an explanation how to install it on routerBoard.

And, you will loose Mikrotik OS license if you install something else.
by pedja
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP and DHCP
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: EoIP and DHCP

I had that idea but thought it is not possible. Now I foundout that I have to allow firewall for the bridge to be able to block DHCP...

Thanks, you pointed me to the right direction.
by pedja
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP and DHCP
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

EoIP and DHCP

I have two distant networks that I connected via Internet through EoIP. It works fine, networks are bridged and all in the same subnet, what I need. But, computers are manually set for IP's. I want to use DHCP on such network, but what boither me is what would happen if VPN connection fails, for isn...
by pedja
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: trigger scripts on system events?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Re: trigger scripts on system events?

Asked few years ago, promised, but none yet.
by pedja
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 and Mikrotik
Replies: 48
Views: 8628

Re: 2009 and Mikrotik

I would like to see an option to set bonding of two or more wan interfaces in similar way as bridging - one simply set which interfaces are bonded, set bonding options and afterwards use bonded interface as single wan interface. As it si now setting bonding in Mikrotik is far from easy and for some...
by pedja
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cant connect to the internet
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: cant connect to the internet

That is such a basic configuration that is even described in the Mikrotik Manual.

Remember just one thing. When you establish PPPOE connection, you set all routing on PPPOE interface, not physical interface pppoe is set on.
by pedja
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MT wireless client without IP
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: MT wireless client without IP

Try bridging AP interface with incoming lan interface. It should work, as then any client connected to AP would see whole network behind including DHCP server. I guess you have to use MT 3.x as earlier versions have problems with bridging in such manner.
by pedja
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to give static ip addresses to clients
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: How to give static ip addresses to clients

You dedicate static IP to client by setting static lease in DHCP, and turn off dynamic IP lease. If you want to block other IP's there are several ways. A. Set dynamic IP pool to different IP network, so when someone gets dynamic IP he will have IP out of the scope of static IP's and it is easy to c...
by pedja
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Configuration for Proxy bandwith control
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: Configuration for Proxy bandwith control

I would go for the #1. I spent quite a time trying to make proxy work and get to the conclusion that only approach as your #1 proposal is simple and easy to maintain. You will have MT doing QoS and proxy doing proxy, and MT would not even have to know about existence of proxy sever. I would do just ...
by pedja
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 and Mikrotik
Replies: 48
Views: 8628

Re: 2009 and Mikrotik

I would like to see an option to set bonding of two or more wan interfaces in similar way as bridging - one simply set which interfaces are bonded, set bonding options and afterwards use bonded interface as single wan interface. As it si now setting bonding in Mikrotik is far from easy and for some ...
by pedja
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik for dummies
Replies: 1
Views: 4340

Re: MikroTik for dummies

What You want to achieve is not just possible but most common usage. AS you described it it seems like you bridged interfaces on that board. You should not. Set wlan interface as accesspoint for your local computers, and when it works correctly, set pppoe client and connect it to the ISP through eth...
by pedja
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38587

Re: Complete DELPHI API client

Right! :) Silly me, I forgot that I am not getting data directly from Mikrotik but from intermediate layer which was messed up. I got it now. Thanks.
by pedja
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to monitor through api?
Replies: 2
Views: 844

How to monitor through api?

How API is used to gather information like /interface wireless scan /interface wireless frequency-monitor ... and others? For instance, /interface/ethernet/monitor =numbers=0 =once= returns proper value but there commands just return error. I tried /interface/wireless/frequency-monitor =number=0 =on...
by pedja
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38587

Re: Complete DELPHI API client

Response string is not parsed properly. It is very strange that = is uset to delimiter both items and item name and value. It is very tricky to parse. Here is an example: =!re=.id=*6=name=wan-adsl=mtu=1500=mac-address=00:41:05:4F:82:DA=arp=enabled=disable-running-check=yes=auto-negotiation=yes=full-...
by pedja
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38587

Re: Complete DELPHI API client

I tried /ping =address=10.50.10.13 =count=3 and it works ok, but returns just number of successful ping. Is there an option to get all ping details?
by pedja
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38587

Re: Complete DELPHI API client

I have Delphi 5 and could not compile without some tweaking: - as StrUtil unit is missing. I found it at http://www.koders.com/delphi/fidDF48A5F25F06E3C6B1419E0691B806FF60260646.aspx?s=delphi, copied code from site and saved it as StrUtils.pas in project directory. - Sleep() function was not availab...
by pedja
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Installed XEN package and Mt went down
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Installed XEN package and Mt went down

No prob. I am glad I helped. This licence locked to disk volume can be very frustration. One wrong step and you detroy the licence. I have the other disk with licenced MT that was crashed because motherboard recognized it with wrong PIO. I am still looking for a way to handle it and not loose the li...
by pedja
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3

Of course I read all that was available, and that is why I asked for an official information about differences. No I did not notice information that i have to put code in braces to use it in a console. Not I expected such ridiculous requirement. MT scripting is a joke. This just prooves it is intent...
by pedja
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?

All I can see is that you are serious about you "playing smart".
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?

Now I am sure you are making joke on me. :)
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 and Mikrotik
Replies: 48
Views: 8628

Re: 2009 and Mikrotik

I hope you know that there are a lot more frequencies there, than standard channels (1-11 or 1-14). Do you propose we name only the channels that Do exist in the official channel lists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels)? Yes, that is what I meant. There are far to more frequencies...
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: How to turn of MT terminal playing smart?

The latest winbox on MT site is 2.2.13 and I cannot even login into MT using it, so I use older version.
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DST-NAT over two Gateways
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: DST-NAT over two Gateways

I think you misunderstood his problem. I have the same issue so I may clarify. Point is that both gateways are used for DST-NAT. Problem is that all responses to dst-natted connection are routed to default gateway. Request is that each response is routed back to the gateway which from dst-nated requ...
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3

No, problem is very "inovative" scripting engine which is so bad that it must be that it was created as such intentionally. Each time I used scripting in these four years I use MT, i think of that the one who invented MT's script engine, actually had intention to joke with MT users, not to make it u...
by pedja
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Differences among scripting in MT v2 and MT v3

as far as detecting errors, you should be able to paste the script into terminal and see errors highlighted in RED background. This seems to be working for me. If you are not using terminal in Winbox try that. I am doing that but I have rather long scripts that are full of erors, so tehre too much ...