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by taduikis
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax
Replies: 59
Views: 7940

Re: 802.11ax

I'd like to address your comment in step-by-step: - yes, you're right, the RouterOS is increadible OS with it's instruments, management, capabilities, etc. - NV2 from ~6.42 has been updated and poor signal/quality clients no longer drag down the AP performance that much, also higher number of client...
by taduikis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax
Replies: 59
Views: 7940

Re: 802.11ax

Guys, calm down. Chill a little. Forget MT Wireless. It’ll be like a breakup with a girl: hard, painful, expensive at first, much work, but you’ll get over it. I did. I miss RouterOS superior management and features, since I hate web GUIs and limited console configuration options, I sweared much, mi...
by taduikis
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9784

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

We had approx a hundred such setups with 2-18 clients per building. It works quite well and is easy to deploy on roofs. But they’re indeed subject to lightning. We had plenty with fried ports and whole switches together with client routers. Long open cable runs either vertical or horizontal on build...
by taduikis
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9784

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

Well, these all new PowerLine devices are ok, but what about MT outdoor wireless? Has MT mentioned any plans to introduce some new AP? Or we're stuck with good ol' RB912/92x?
by taduikis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9784

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

This GPEN thing has been born and dead already, so MT is at least few years late. We’ve been making such stuff out of MT switches since 2010 but now all devices are collected and clients converted to GPON access. It’s way cheaper, more reliable and faster. So you should probably have focused more to...
by taduikis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor SXT Power Adapter Quality
Replies: 19
Views: 3110

Re: Poor SXT Power Adapter Quality

I believe it can be RMAed, but you most probably have to return the whole unit to them. I’ve bought a bunch of replacement 3rd party supplies and just replace them when they fail..
by taduikis
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Upgrade Wireless device on Dude
Replies: 17
Views: 2752

Re: Upgrade Wireless device on Dude

I can also confirm this issue. No matter what package is installed on device (wireless, wireless-rep, wireless-cm2), all devices with wireless package fails to upgrade with error message "some packages unavailable". If you try to do Force Upgrade - device reboots with no WLAN interface and you have ...
by taduikis
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB912UAG-5HPnD vs RB922UAGS-5HPacD
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: RB912UAG-5HPnD vs RB922UAGS-5HPacD

Lets bring this topic back since it’s still relevant 3 years later, because both devices are available on market and nothing new has been released for APs in those last 3 years. This time of course there’s no question whether to buy 912 or not, but more a question of upgrading to 922 for networks th...
by taduikis
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192305

Re: Feature requests

When testing P2MP networks for best throughput and latency you need to run a test from several CPE's (in a 'all MT' network) and then switch between the different protocols and setting to see what gives best result. Each time though the connection with AP is lost due a config change, the CPE needs ...
by taduikis
Fri May 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Well, almost all MT boards suitable for APs have USB port. And ROS have GPS package as I remember. Does this mean it's possible to take advantage of that? MT: Update NV2 to support GPS sync and sell USB GPS modules. Additional profit. You mean clients of Sector A should not see clients of Sector B? ...
by taduikis
Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

You mean clients of Sector A should not see clients of Sector B? If so, that's fair enough. And it's achievable with quality antennas with good F/B ratios. But sync is advantageous only on ABAB or ABCD setups. I wonder how MT sync implementation compares with GPS based syncing.. What with NV2 sync ?...
by taduikis
Thu May 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Sure, 802.11ac is better than 11n. It must be. But other manufacturers (we all know which ones) still use some implementation of TDMA instead of saving the costs and using industry developed mainstream protocol. Even some LTE networks use TDD based TDMA. So one way or another it seems TDMA is the wa...
by taduikis
Thu May 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Well this discussion about scan-list here got a little off-topic and shouldn't steer away our discussion from the main topic which is about Nv2 improvements and performance. To be clear one last time: scan-list is only in effect on CPEs or AP while in scan mode. It's just that - a list of frequencie...
by taduikis
Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

I was just about to say that I understand MikroTik's frustration: one user claims performance has improved, other tells horror stories, etc.. And you can't really know if it's because of noob incompetence or because of some valid natural reasons like RF environment or some special equipment combinat...
by taduikis
Wed May 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

I can’t deny nor confirm that RouterBOOT is ‘drivers’. The FWF files were ~40KB in size and had chipset name in filename. Don’t really have an opinion if 40KB is too much for bootcode only. Maybe some experts would shed some more light on this. I’d really like to know, because recently I saved the h...
by taduikis
Tue May 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Firmware: As for firmware upgrades, I haven’t noticed any difference in wireless performance. What you call firmware here, to my understanding is a RouterBOOT bootloader, which has nothing to do with device performance after it boots to OS. But MT staff could verify if it has any effect or not. Old...
by taduikis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Well, I cannot guarantee that it’ll do a lot, but at least short GI gives additional capacity by reaching higher datarates on 20MHz. I’ve witnessed performance and user experience/happyness increase numerous times after replacing these 5HnD’s to Lite5, etc. I don’t know how it’s related, but even CC...
by taduikis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Is that SEXTANT of older generation by chance? I mean 5nD or something.. I've noticed that older gen chipsets perform poorly and also drag down whole AP a little. Also older chipsets don't support Short GI on 20MHz channels. I rotate and replace old 5nD and 5HPnD devices and upgrade to newer ones wh...
by taduikis
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax
Replies: 11
Views: 4972

Re: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax

I have plenty of them running in open air for a few years and they’re ok. You just got bad luck.
by taduikis
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax
Replies: 11
Views: 4972

Re: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax

I agree. mANT's are terrible in noisy RF.
by taduikis
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

No wonder everyone is complaining and whining about poor WiFi performance.. signals of -20 dBm.. sweet jesus.. help me live through this madness..
by taduikis
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 14582

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

And by the way, the introduction of TDD ratio setting, was the last major improvement we've witnessed recently. Dynamic 80/20 increased wireless DL traffic up to 20%. That's great, considering that it only took software update and some tweaking. Initial tests of NV2 improvements with high number of ...
by taduikis
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 14582

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

Yeah, but one of these "other vendors" show us perfectly that the most important part here is AP side. They reuse existing old SXTs or NS5's and make users happy for a time being with speeds up to 30-50M per client and with sectors toping at 120-150M without visiting their households. They simply br...
by taduikis
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTsq 5 ac. WTF? It doesn't work.
Replies: 80
Views: 14550

Re: SXTsq 5 ac. WTF? It doesn't work.

Today I replaced one SXTsq 5ac to good old SXT Lite5 ac. I can say that this new SXTsq is total crap. It crashed number of times with 6.41.2 and I couldn't upgrade it to 6.42.3. And 16M flash is a total pain..
by taduikis
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

@Polky We also wanted to switch to Cambium Elevate, but luckily we do not have to do that anymore!!! :-) Well, these are not really even comparable yet. Elevate is expensive and only supports Lite5, but performance is way better due to huge advantages of AP side: neighboring channel rejection, bett...
by taduikis
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

I also didn't notice any significant increase or improvement. The performance even dropped a little. I'd like to know some more info of exactly what this NV2 improvement do and what problems under what circumstances it should solve.
by taduikis
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

I understand that, same here. I tested on AP with 29 clients, 20MHz, NV2, tdma period auto, N only. Signals and CCQ were great. While doing simultaneous bandwidth-tests on ~10 clients, total throughput with rc46 was 10% lower than with previous relases. The single client performance wasn't really an...
by taduikis
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP
Replies: 245
Views: 49896

Re: Significant improvement for wireless Nv2 PtMP

Can you post more details about your setup? I’ve tried similar setup and had lower total aggregate throughput per sector than with previous ROS releases. Total throughput per single client wasn’t bad before. We tested the new release, and it works great. n/ac, 20MHz, dynamic dl. ratio, auto TDMA per...
by taduikis
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Setting Interface to blank
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: Setting Interface to blank

I've accidentally found it on my own, but anyway thanks Chupaka. You're as always helpful :)
by taduikis
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Setting Interface to blank
Replies: 10
Views: 2055

Re: Setting Interface to blank

Sorry for bringing up this topic, but I’m currently trying to do the same: set in-interface to none for many dstnat rules via console. set X in-interface=“” doesn’t work. Is there still no way unsetting it without using api style workarounds?
by taduikis
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 28322

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

What about precipitation effect on this link? Will rain, fog, heavy snow have serious impact?

When should we expect to buy them?
by taduikis
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRS with RouterOS vlan stacking (QinQ)
Replies: 4
Views: 3448

Re: CRS with RouterOS vlan stacking (QinQ)

Hi, I've been investigating this issue earlier and I'm actually back on this topic once again since I now need 10G upgrade to my original setup . I tried to set it up on CRS226 and I'm not sure if CRS can even be configured that way: having mixed VLANs - single and double tagged (stacked). I can get...
by taduikis
Mon May 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 25690

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

normis, switch to manufacturer driver when scanning spectrum, and then switch back Well, it's not something not seen in other manufacturers implementations. For example Cambium: you have to reboot the device to switch to Spectral Scan mode. This probably suggest they switch the driver just for that...
by taduikis
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC equipment and spectral scan problem
Replies: 169
Views: 25690

Re: AC equipment and spectral scan problem

Well, with recent competition from mobile operators, for those, who are based on MT-only networks, sad days are comming.. Clients are demanding higher throughput, simply because content dictates the need for it. I've been exploring countless of options of what to do to survive, and currently I came ...
by taduikis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS125 double tagging (QinQ) support
Replies: 13
Views: 4618

Re: CRS125 double tagging (QinQ) support

Hi,

nop, I've ditched the CRS and used D-Link instead. Had no time for that kind of puzzle.
by taduikis
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS106-1C-5S 100Mbit SFP
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: CRS106-1C-5S 100Mbit SFP

Yeah, I'm also interested about 100M (155M) SFP support in CRS106-1C-5S.
by taduikis
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 21488

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

Great news regarding CRS317. Two power supplies is a must for such device. Any chance it will have dual-rate ports so we could pop 1G modules whenever needed?
by taduikis
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: 802.11ac spectral scan
Replies: 158
Views: 31482

Re: 802.11ac spectral scan

I was going to write that. You can in fact set the tx-power, no problem. But ability to see tx-power value table as before would be nice.
by taduikis
Fri May 27, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: 802.11ac spectral scan
Replies: 158
Views: 31482

Re: 802.11ac spectral scan

Yeah, it's a bit annoying. We've upgraded lots of APs to NetMetal5 for AC, so lost ability to do spectral scans. For installations in some busy places I keep buying good old RB912s just for that feature.. :/
by taduikis
Tue May 10, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: FTC fiber to copper converter
Replies: 21
Views: 7600

Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

It does support non-MT modules. Unfortunately it only supports 1.25G modules.
Can anyone please tell me the FTC11 support 155M non Mikrotik SFP or not?
by taduikis
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik GPON SFP ONU connector type
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: MikroTik GPON SFP ONU connector type

Thanks!
by taduikis
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik GPON SFP ONU connector type
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

MikroTik GPON SFP ONU connector type

Am I blind, or there's no info in datasheets what type of SC connector MikroTik GPON SFP ONU module uses? I mean are they APC (green) or UPC/PC (blue) ?
by taduikis
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPON ONU module issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: GPON ONU module issue

I doubt you're going to find answer to such question here.. Have you tried your PON profile on other non-Dasan ONUs? Everything I tried so far, worked fine with Dasan OLTs. No multicast though. I think it's evil and try to stay away from it.
by taduikis
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax
Replies: 11
Views: 4972

Re: mANTBox 19s vs NetMetal 5 + 5G-19-120 AirMax

I'd take Netmetal+Airmax sector combo over mANT anytime. Airmax are quite good antennas, especially when paired with some shielding. Price, of course is not a question here, almost for Airmax sector's price alone you can have whole functioning mANT AP. For distant and interference-free environments ...
by taduikis
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10G vs multiple 1G link aggregation
Replies: 2
Views: 694

10G vs multiple 1G link aggregation

Greetings, I'm getting to the point where certain 1G circuits are soon not going to be enough, so basically I'd need an upgrade. But CCR1036-12-4S is still quite a powerful machine and is perfectly capable, so I'm at this decision here whether to upgrade the equipment to 10G or use link aggregation ...
by taduikis
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 102960

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

You could have said that in the begining :( I've spent an hour or so and thought I was doing something wrong. I haven't got a single AP running in plain 802.11, only in SOHO routers.. So no new function for me :( anyway nice to see something being done.
by taduikis
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 102960

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Sure it can't. As I mentioned above, I had a problem where 6.35rc1 AP with -rep package in NV2 didn't work.
wireless-rep means repeater, yes. it also has a new wireless driver and many other new features, so It can't be placed as default yet.
by taduikis
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 102960

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

Well, I think that "wireless.npk" package should somehow be "default" package that is the latest stable. That way you don't really have to know the sequence and keep tracking what is what. Of course there's issues with compatibility, but you can always have any other package if you need something sp...
by taduikis
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 102960

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

-fp doesn't mean Fast Path, if I remember correctly, it's more like Feature pack? BTW, this wireless-rep package doesn't seem to work in nv2 mode (AP - 912UAG ROS v6.35rc1, CPEs - SXT Lite5/5HPnD v6.19-6.28,6.35rc1). Changing to nstreme - clients reconnect ok, changing to -cm2 - clients reconnect ok...
by taduikis
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New SXT AC Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 3675

Re: New SXT AC Lite

I'm in fact a little disappointed with those new SXT Lite5 AC. Mikrotik is obviously cutting corners with them. It's NAND flash is noticeably slower - unit bootup, netinstall and file operations take forever now, no beeper is VERY bad move, also I have plenty of them dead already. If they die, they ...
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