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by gmeden
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why no extended 5 Ghz spectrum on dynadish
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Why no extended 5 Ghz spectrum on dynadish

Certainly , then why are others in the US able to use these frequencies but MT won't. Seems MT is shooting themselves in the foot when the competition is able to use more of the 5 GHZ spectrum that MT is ignoring.
by gmeden
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why no extended 5 Ghz spectrum on dynadish
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Why no extended 5 Ghz spectrum on dynadish

I'm puzzled as to why MT does not support or provide usage of the extended 5 GHZ channels on the dynadish radios that every other manufacturer seems to provide. Could you not provide a software upgrade to allow this shortcoming. The original dynadish models had this feature. I still have a few in my...
by gmeden
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????

The model header says Netbox 5.
by gmeden
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????

Ok , I pulled another netbox out of inventory and checked it's settings and found the 10 mhz band accessible . If I try on the original unit , no matter the country code , as soon as I select 10mhz from the drop down , the channel goes to auto with no other option. Seems I have a flaky unit.
by gmeden
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????
Replies: 3
Views: 470

NO 10 MHZ band on netbox 5????

I just went thru and changed all clients connected to a given AP to a 10 MHZ bandwidth only to discover the netbox 5 won't allow a 10 MHZ or 5MHZ bandwidth in AP bridge mode. Setup is 802.11 , ap bridge , no-country-code .
by gmeden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Locked US frequencies on MT products
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Locked US frequencies on MT products

Over the past year or so I've purchased a few dynadish to use as PTP links. The first few units I got were able to use the DFS bands. After a few went out due to storms , the replacements I ordered would not use the DFS bands which really hampered performance. In just checking with my distributor I ...
by gmeden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Arp ping vs. ip ping
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Arp ping vs. ip ping

Ether5 is allocated ip address of 192.168.25.1 , the ubiquiti radio attached to this interface is a rocketM2 in bridge mode as access point with ip 192.168.25.2. I can connect to all clients gui on this subnet but not the ap directly connected to ether5.... I get no response from it but no problem w...
by gmeden
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Arp ping vs. ip ping
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Arp ping vs. ip ping

I have a powerbox with 3 ubiquiti radios connected to ports 2 , 4 , and 5. All traffic received from ports 4 and 5 are routed to port 2 , all ports are masqueraded and the radios connected to ports 4 and 5 are bridge mode. IP's are assigned to bridged radios. I'm confused as to why I can arp ping th...
by gmeden
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: dynadish refuses winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: dynadish refuses winbox

After 2 days , magically resolved itself.
by gmeden
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: dynadish refuses winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: dynadish refuses winbox

None
by gmeden
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: dynadish refuses winbox
Replies: 3
Views: 540

dynadish refuses winbox

New dynadish installed , router mode , wlan ip 192.168.120.2 , eth0 ip 192.168.121.1, natted to wlan1 , default route 192.168.120.1. Am attempting to connect winbox to eth0 192.168.121.1 , and is promptly refused , however when attempting to connect via wlan ip 192.168.120.2 , it connects just fine....
by gmeden
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is going on with the dynadish 5's
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: What is going on with the dynadish 5's

Severely..
by gmeden
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is going on with the dynadish 5's
Replies: 2
Views: 425

What is going on with the dynadish 5's

I've been running dynadishs on my primary backhauls since late last year with little trouble. We had some spring storms that took a few out and I ordered replacements. Well , the replacements I got were totally inadequate for the job. Seems the power levels were way down , the UNI 2 frequencies were...
by gmeden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dynadish board replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Dynadish board replacement

Well , I emailed sales 2 days ago , as yet no reply... so ..
by gmeden
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dynadish board replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Dynadish board replacement

Popped in here to see if it's at all possible to get exact replacement boards for the Dynadish model. I've got several with defective lan ports and it just seems a waste to buy a whole new antenna when simple board replacement would be all that is needed. The images of the 5HacD boards I've looked a...
by gmeden
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish license transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: dynadish license transfer

Yep Tom, 3 towers hit ....lost 10 radios , 4 managed switches , and a core router...spring has sprung....but I still believe that if you purchased a lvl 4 license for a device , and that device is rendered useless , then you ought to be able to transfer that license to another device , after all , y...
by gmeden
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish license transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: dynadish license transfer

Yeah , well those lvl 4 licenses were not free. I had to pay for them , so no gratuity involved...
by gmeden
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish license transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: dynadish license transfer

lvl 3 ... I need lvl 4 to transfer
by gmeden
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish license transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 779

dynadish license transfer

Tower was hit by lightning , lost the lan connection to 3 dynadishes. Is it possible to transfer the license (using the mac address of the defective units) to retrieve the licenses to install on newly purchased replacements?
by gmeden
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LHG 5 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: LHG 5 issues

Just surprising in that no other mikrotik product I've ever purchased ever had these limitations..
Pretty much means they're worthless to me.
by gmeden
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LHG 5 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

LHG 5 issues

I just deployed an LHG 5 for a 3 mile link and these are a couple of issues that defy explanation. License lvl 3. No power adjustment...menu lists regulatory domain and nothing else. Country code is United States 3 .... no other option , no drop down menu... I had latest firmware installed and it to...
by gmeden
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dynadish 5/no downgrade/no traffic passing
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Dynadish 5/no downgrade/no traffic passing

Having an issue with a relatively new dynadish 5 in that it seems to have quit passing any traffic. It's running in ap mode and the other end sees it but apparently it's not responding to any ip transfer. The other end keeps telling me their is no route to host although the radio signal is great. It...
by gmeden
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: non response on key purchase
Replies: 0
Views: 214

non response on key purchase

Trying to purchase a lvl 4 license key , processed my cc , where is the key? Many of the account pages seem totally unresponsive..
by gmeden
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: license procural
Replies: 1
Views: 327

license procural

The only constant is change...

Where does one locate the RB licenses now?
by gmeden
Mon May 23, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr-1009-8g-1s
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: ccr-1009-8g-1s

hmm...found a default entry in dhcp client settings for the 192.168.88.x subnet . Where/who is assigning this ip is a mystery as there are no other dhcp servers on this node , I can only assume that there is some mechanism in the OS that does this , but don't think it's a real good idea if it is int...
by gmeden
Mon May 23, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr-1009-8g-1s
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: ccr-1009-8g-1s

????...oddly I've just installed an rb750 at another location and reassigned the ip addresses , cleared and reconfigured the dhcp pool and upon reboot that default subnet (192.168.88.x) reappeared in addition to the reassigned ip for eth 1. I've used mikrotik device for several years , so I'm not ex...
by gmeden
Wed May 18, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr-1009-8g-1s
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: ccr-1009-8g-1s

I am the OP .. things seem to be working as I have just decided to use eth5 as the "spur" network and set the DHCP to that interface , working.. . The thing that was/is most confusing is why the 192.168.88.X subnet pops up on the switched ports (1-4) when DHCP is attempted on it. I reassigned that s...
by gmeden
Tue May 10, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr-1009-8g-1s
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: ccr-1009-8g-1s

Ports 1-4 are switched by default , with the dhcp server assigned to interface 1, and am using interface 3 , but given that those ports are switched..it shouldn't matter should it? Odd thing is some devices pick up the right subnet while others don't..rather baffling...why does the 88 subnet even ex...
by gmeden
Tue May 10, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ccr-1009-8g-1s
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

ccr-1009-8g-1s

I have configured this device with a dhcp server , however , the addresses handed out are not the correct subnet , they are factory default addresses in the 192.168.88.0/24 family. That was changed during setup to 192.168.254.0/24 , but it insists on handing out 192.168.88.0/24 addresses...That subn...
by gmeden
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Any plans for an AC mini-pci card?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Any plans for an AC mini-pci card?

Just wondering if there are any plans for the production of an AC compatible mini-pci card.
by gmeden
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Lost wireless interface???
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Lost wireless interface???

Was hoping they'd comment on here but ...."crickets"
by gmeden
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Lost wireless interface???
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Lost wireless interface???

Posted this in general but maybe this is more appropriate. I just finished deploying a Dynadish5 and upgraded to 6.34.2 and the latest firmware... my wireless interface has completely disappeared. I had assigned an ip address prior to the upgrade and now it's shown in red showing "unknown".In the wi...
by gmeden
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No wireless interface listed in dynadish
Replies: 0
Views: 357

No wireless interface listed in dynadish

I've just deployed a dynadish 5 and set it up with a lvl 4 license to be an ap. Oddly it's passing traffic but the wireless section doesn't list any wireless interface , likewise the ip address listing shows the address in red and lists the interface assigned as "unknown". Yet it seems to be working...
by gmeden
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No mac telnet?
Replies: 0
Views: 356

No mac telnet?

Trying to connect to a dynadish on the other end of a link from a RB411GL . They see each other just fine but when I attempt to mac telnet into the dynadish it just immediately disconnects. I've shut off all firewall filters but it makes no difference.Anyone else seeing similar behaviour?
by gmeden
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik DynaDish 5
Replies: 85
Views: 31070

Re: Mikrotik DynaDish 5

I would like to know the total EIRP possible . Sure , it has a 25 dBi antenna , but what is the radio power output? Logging into unit and looking at TX power I see 17dB as default. Is that the maximum?
by gmeden
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rb411GL to toughswitch link 100mbps
Replies: 0
Views: 1118

Rb411GL to toughswitch link 100mbps

The toughswitch is gigabit lan capable , the rb411GL is gigabit lan , the run is barely 1 m ....wondering why these won't hook up at the full 1000 mbps...
by gmeden
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dropping data streams
Replies: 0
Views: 277

dropping data streams

Hello, I've made some changes to my gateway to try to facilitate higher throughput , but it seems I've eased one problem and created another. I have 7 radios on the tower , all ganged through a tycon 8 port poe switch. The gateway is a ccr-1009-8g-1s cloud core router. I have eth1 thru 4 bridged wit...
by gmeden
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ping in one direction only?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Ping in one direction only?

I have a 12 mile link that registers on both ends incorporating a 433AH on one end and a 411GL on the other. The oddity is the 433 can ping the 411 but the 411 will not ping the 433. I find this very strange. I can Mac ping the 433 but nothing else. And yes , they are the same subnet , else I couldn...
by gmeden
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intregrating Anti Virus
Replies: 21
Views: 23774

Re: Intregrating Anti Virus

No Normis , just a destination address list rule and a straight drop rule
by gmeden
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intregrating Anti Virus
Replies: 21
Views: 23774

Re: Intregrating Anti Virus

FW Rule....output : dest port 16470 : drop.

Caught 120 B 3 packets.

So this seems to indicate that traffic destined to some arbitrary ip and port 16470 is originating from a routerboard.

ZeroAccess uses this

Am I wrong?
by gmeden
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Catching dnsbot source
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Catching dnsbot source

I seem to have an issue whereas some clients on my network have become infected with a dnsbot. My firewall filter rules specify the ports used and to "add src to address list" , naming the list "virus2" with a following rule to tarpit it. However , no list is ever generated to enable me to track the...
by gmeden
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CCQ>100%....????
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: CCQ>100%....????

Does this qualify?
by gmeden
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CCQ>100%....????
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: CCQ>100%....????

Then I believe the code writers have a bit of work to do.
by gmeden
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New R52Hn really slow
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: New R52Hn really slow

Look at the HT MCS data rate . Are you running A or N mode. Mine seems to want to default to the lowest rate until I disabled it. Nothing to lose....
by gmeden
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CCQ>100%....????
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

CCQ>100%....????

I'm monitoring a 6 mile link while on an RB435 w/ an R52Hn and see the CCQ jump sporadically to 106% , 102% . How can the CCQ be more than 100%?
by gmeden
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: virus trap
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

virus trap

Type of infection (if known): conficker Source Port: 1308 Destination IP: 149.20.56.32 Destination Port: 80 How do I : 1. Identify the source 2. drop all traffic to this IP The port number seems to vary and I've gotten 4 or 5 notifications from my ISP of it's presence. I've tried to manipulate the f...
by gmeden
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: script for failover when thruput drops
Replies: 0
Views: 513

script for failover when thruput drops

I have a problem that seems to defy all my efforts to remedy. I have three backhaul links that continually , wildly , vary their throughput. It may go from 20M to less than one in an instant then to 10M , then to 2M . This causes unhappy clients. :( I've been through all the diagnostics ( interferen...
by gmeden
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Experiment...
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Experiment...

no , this is a thought experiment to address the problem of poor throughput. I currently am set up with what you suggest. It ain't working My options are limited.
by gmeden
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi and windfarms
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Wifi and windfarms

Not much experience with this , but I'm getting some wacky behavior in some links and would like feedback from anyone with any knowledge of this. I have three backhaul nodes all sending and receiving to the same geographical point. Over the past few weeks the data rates on these links have varied wi...
by gmeden
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Experiment...
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Experiment...

I have a serious throughput issue. This is an idea for what it's worth. You tell me. I am going to try to use 2 hpn cards , bridged , on an RB800 , both in station mode with same ssid. The thinking is if one radio is interfered with to the point of a few kilobits throughput , the other may not neces...
by gmeden
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 55415

Re: RB750UP - Issue

still waiting..........
by gmeden
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 55415

Re: RB750UP - Issue

HEY MT , when are you going to address this proper?
by gmeden
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: no longer access Metal2SHPn
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: no longer access Metal2SHPn

Any luck with setting the watchdog to ping a problem ip address?
by gmeden
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 55415

Re: RB750UP - Issue

Modified unit (cox wireless mod) feeding 3 rockets over 200ft. of cat 5 , using 28 v 3.5 a power supply . 750 poe out monitor very very erratic. Rockets in AP mode and are said to be @ 6.5 watts , but I'm seeing monitored spikes up to and in excess of 12w which is crazy. All new units, the only thin...
by gmeden
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750up erratic poe out readings w/6.0r11 upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: RB750up erratic poe out readings w/6.0r11 upgrade

Ok , replaced PS with 28v 3.5a unit. reboots have stopped for the most part , however the 750 monitor for the poe out on all three used poe ports (eth2,eth3,eth4) are still all over the place , no stability at all. Power out readings can go from nothing to 12w in a heartbeat . There is just no consi...
by gmeden
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connect 2 building wireless. Witch Protocol and settings
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Connect 2 building wireless. Witch Protocol and settings

Just bridge 'em. Invisible ethernet cable. winbox into unit 1 , select bridge , create bridge 1 , add wlan and eth to bridge , assign ip address to bridged interfaces. winbox into unit 2 , repeat , with another ip in same subnet.. This is how all the other RB's are done , I assume it would be the sa...
by gmeden
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange throughput issue
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Strange throughput issue

Bridging or routing? Try alternating configs to see if there is a difference.
by gmeden
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750up erratic poe out readings w/6.0r11 upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 601

RB750up erratic poe out readings w/6.0r11 upgrade

I've modified this unit w/ the cox wireless suggestion as I have others that seem to be rock solid with the mod but this one is feeding 3 rockets which spec out at 6.5 watts each but I'm seeing 750 monitoring spikes all over the place well in excess of 6.5 watts per channel. Software bug? Supply is ...
by gmeden
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: capacitor problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: capacitor problem

Thanks AUG , just ordered a few. Saved me alot of time in looking up all the parameters for replacements.
by gmeden
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 55415

Re: RB750UP - Issue

Same results , latest upgrades . 5.22 , poe v. 3.0 . 200 ft. / cat5 24v poe to 750up . NBM5 on eth2 , Rocket 2M on eth3 . Random power cycling on both ports. No matter if auto /forced. Long poe checked for eth1. Still same results.



update: Tried Coxwireless remedy. Solved!
by gmeden
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB SXT losing configuration on each reboot
Replies: 21
Views: 11198

Re: RB SXT losing configuration on each reboot

A little di-electric grease perhaps?
by gmeden
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dual IP on WAN
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Dual IP on WAN

Assign multiple vlans to the interface then route them accordingly.
by gmeden
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very Low CCQ on P2p Link
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Very Low CCQ on P2p Link

I usually start by setting up a straightforward ap/client link in standard 802.11 mode ( ap-bridge-> station or station-bridge) and making incremental changes till I get the desired result. Check for interference and obstructions.
by gmeden
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Vlan bridge eth1/wlan1
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Vlan bridge eth1/wlan1

I have a vlan ip address set up on eth1 along with it's normal , routed ip address. I want to bridge it to wlan1 which already has a non-bridged ,routed ,natted ip address.Do I need to set an additional vlan for wlan1 in order to bridge these two interfaces , or will the bridging automatically assig...
by gmeden
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Built in Obsolenscence ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Built in Obsolenscence ?

Increased solar activity? CME's can and do reek havoc.
by gmeden
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: P Throughput not displayed in NV2 mode
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: P Throughput not displayed in NV2 mode

too bad , sure makes things easier to deal with at a glance...
any chance of correcting this Mikrotik?
by gmeden
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: clearing firewall address list
Replies: 2
Views: 445

clearing firewall address list

I've been monitoring bit torrent usage and have over 4k listed in my firewall address list. My question is how can I perform a bulk delete of all these addresses. It'll take forever to delete them all individually.
by gmeden
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Did I receive a broken product?
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Did I receive a broken product?

Was any attempt made to connect via serial (RS232)?
by gmeden
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: P Throughput not displayed in NV2 mode
Replies: 2
Views: 765

P Throughput not displayed in NV2 mode

Under /wireless tables/registration , in NV2 mode , P throughput is not displayed ,however , in A(802.11) it is. Why is there no displayed parameter in this mode? RB435G.ver. 5.18
by gmeden
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: variation on failover..
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: variation on failover..

Actually what I'm looking at is the throughput parameter in the wireless/registration/P throughput display as it shows the "pipe" size regardless of any data flow. This all stems from an issue that's recently cropped up for some as yet unknown reason.This particular link shows great throughput , unt...
by gmeden
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Radio signal stable/throughput issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Radio signal stable/throughput issue

I'm beginning to believe this is routeros software related , I took this screenshot of a ping speed test over this link. Look at the average...impossible. This is not photoshopped or any other image manipulation. It is a direct screenshot of an active test. http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy178/g...
by gmeden
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Radio signal stable/throughput issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Radio signal stable/throughput issue

Mikrotik , how is the P throughput figure arrived at in wireless tables registration? As I've stated , little to no data transfer results in high throughput figures. Executing a flood ping or ping speed test , the throughput drops off substantially ,as much or in excess of 90% of pre-test execution....
by gmeden
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB800 stoped working
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: RB800 stoped working

You might attempt to reinstall routeros via netinstall .
by gmeden
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Radio signal stable/throughput issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Radio signal stable/throughput issue

cpu less than 10%.... Changed the SR-5 to SHPn...no change , no stability , rates all over the place. The other end of this link is a brand new SHPn Metal. Arbitrary peaks were impressive though , nearly 70M , it just won't sustain. Settles around 10M but also drops to less than 1M. It's just all ov...
by gmeden
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Radio signal stable/throughput issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Radio signal stable/throughput issue

I've got a RB800 loaded with 3 SR-5's. One link in particular is acting quite bizarre in that as long as there is very little to no data flow the throughput seems stable at around 25M-30M as viewed in the wireless tables. Radio signal is in the low 70's with little to no variance. However , once I s...
by gmeden
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: variation on failover..
Replies: 2
Views: 774

variation on failover..

Hello, I have an issue I suspect is related to possible interference but can't conclusively prove it. What I have are six radio's mounted on a tower all using completely different frequencies but 2 seem to sporadically and drastically reduce throughput and are pointed in generally the same direction...
by gmeden
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Not exactly failover..
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Not exactly failover..

Hi , I've got a couple of links that I think are sporadically being compromised by interference (I believe). My question is can a single radio be told to use a specific primary route , and if the throughput diminishes below a threshold , use an additional alternate route. The primary doesn't actuall...
by gmeden
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal 5SHPN Users?
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: Metal 5SHPN Users?

I got 2 but only one deployed so far , and unfortunately a ubiquity SR5 is on the other end of that link , so it still just running a 20mhz bandwidth. Should have the link completed in a week , if I could find a routerboard that can use more than 2 of the mini-pci versions , it would help. The heats...
by gmeden
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R5SHPn on routerboard
Replies: 0
Views: 410

R5SHPn on routerboard

I picked up a couple of these to check out and to my dismay , because of the profile , they will only fit on rb 600/800 boards , and then only 2 of the four slots. Are there any plans for a routerboard to accommodate more than 2 without resorting to a daughter board? I resorted to a RB153 , but am c...
by gmeden
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where is netinstall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: where is netinstall?

pity...it lived a total of 15 minutes ( while I was setting it up)....this was a new unit in storage...
by gmeden
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where is netinstall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: where is netinstall?

RouterBOOT booter 2.28 RouterBoard 800 CPU frequency: 800 MHz Memory size: 256 MB Press any key within 2 seconds to enter setup.. kernel not found trying bootp protocol..... OK Got IP address: 192.168.2.2 resolved mac address 00:50:B6:09:2D:DE *transfer started ............................... transf...
by gmeden
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where is netinstall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: where is netinstall?

UHHH OHHHHH.......message over serial.. RouterBoard 800 CPU frequency: 800 MHz Memory size: 256 MB Press any key within 2 seconds to enter setup.. kernel not found trying bootp protocol......................................................................................................................
by gmeden
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where is netinstall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: where is netinstall?

Thanks , they scared me...lol
by gmeden
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where is netinstall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

where is netinstall?

Nice homesite upgrade , but I don't see the netinstall link in downloads. What am I missing?
by gmeden
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: no terminal control w/v5.1 upgrade to RB433
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: no terminal control w/v5.1 upgrade to RB433

Yes it is enabled. After a few minutes the motd appears but no prompt. No direct telnet access ability. Simple direct upgrade from 4.16 , now all kinds of mischief. Can I go back to 4.16 without losing my config ? I know previously a downgrade would lose all config ...can't do that if that's still t...
by gmeden
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: no terminal control w/v5.1 upgrade to RB433
Replies: 3
Views: 686

no terminal control w/v5.1 upgrade to RB433

Upgraded from 4.16. to 5.1 to a RB433 and now there is no terminal response.?? Terminal comes up but can't type any input and nothing is displayed in the terminal window.
by gmeden
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings
Replies: 20
Views: 4610

Re: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings

You all seem to miss something:
A base station needs to be a pure Layer-2 device and does not need to run any L-3 feature.

Give a client an inch and they will take a mile. The bandwidth is finite.
by gmeden
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: identifying encrypted p2p connections ?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: identifying encrypted p2p connections ?

Confirmed.....this was generated by utorrent
by gmeden
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Signals dropping
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Wireless Signals dropping

Yes have seen this quite a bit. I attribute it to moisture (in cable assemblies) and freeze thaw cycles throughout the day. I believe that a somewhat mild ground air temperature inversion may also play into it especially if the ground is snow covered and overnight temps fall below freezing. Then the...
by gmeden
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: reasonable number of connections per client?
Replies: 0
Views: 343

reasonable number of connections per client?

Hello, I'm trying to reduce the effects of high latency and grossly exaggerated pings to clients from a 433ah w/60-70 clients spread over 3 radios to some reasonable value and would like consensus on what a reasonable number of connections per client might be. The default is 100 but this results in ...
by gmeden
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: identifying encrypted p2p connections ?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

identifying encrypted p2p connections ?

I have some suspicious activity on an ap that has worked flawlessly for quite a long while. But in the past few weeks the connection traffic is slowing and I've racked my brain trying to determine if it's interference, weather , or whatever. Needless to say my customers have noticed it too! In looki...
by gmeden
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slice and dice...
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: slice and dice...

The intent is not to equally divide bandwidth but to "slow down" chronic heavy users to let casual usage continue unimpeded. Otherwise 8-10 netflix users could effectively shut out/delay all other traffic. Does this config accomplish that , or does it slow down everyone on that interface due to just...
by gmeden
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slice and dice...
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: slice and dice...

The "public interface" , the interface closest to the internet, would be ether1. The "local" of which there are 3 wireless cards/subnets, is how I interpreted this for my particular situation. This AP is buried 3 hops away from the actual internet gateway.
by gmeden
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slice and dice...
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: slice and dice...

Very good and thank you....one other question. The example shown has this line: add name=upload parent=public max-limit=6M In the queue tree this parent doesn't exist how then should I proceed? These are the listed choices. ether1 ether2 ether3 global-in global-out global-total wlan1 wlan2 wlan3 Thi...
by gmeden
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slice and dice...
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

slice and dice...

Hey all, I've been browsing around the forums trying to find some info on traffic shaping but don't seem to find anything that would pertain to my particular situation. Suppose I have 50-70 clients connected over three sectors. Further, assume all sectors are connected to three cards on a 433ah and ...
by gmeden
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Please Help!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Please Help!!!!!

As I understand CCQ , it's only viable during an actual data transfer. Now , not knowing the environment your in (i.e., competition in the area , background noise , yada yada..) I'll assume your running 20Mhz bandwidth on your antennas. Bump them to 10Mhz and 5Mhz and run scans to see if possibly yo...
by gmeden
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advent of Full Duplex WiFi
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Advent of Full Duplex WiFi

Hello to all... I run a smallish wisp and I'm beginning to encounter a situation that is not uncommon in this field. That being throughput and latency. Now most are aware that wifi is half duplex. A radio can't transmit and receive simultaneously. Mikrotik has several examples of how this could be a...
by gmeden
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: capping ethernet speed
Replies: 3
Views: 2553

Re: capping ethernet speed

Which is exactly what I want. Any wireless client being relayed through the wireless interface gets forwarded to another wireless interface serving as the backhaul ,as does the client connected through the lan port. It's so no client either connected wirelessly or via lan port has any advantage in b...
by gmeden
Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: capping ethernet speed
Replies: 3
Views: 2553

capping ethernet speed

I have several access points set up and some are set up at private residences that use the ethernet port as their access. Most are 433's but a few are soekris X86 boards, all running mikrotik. Any wirelessly connected clients to these repeater cells are restricted to 1.5M on the client side , howeve...
by gmeden
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip addresses not registering..
Replies: 0
Views: 322

ip addresses not registering..

having been doing this for quite some time (6 years) I am puzzled as to why my 433ah has quit registering any client ip addresses. The hostname shows up , but no ip address. Ip scan of the subnet shows nothing but the ap its generated from. What in the world would do this? Cured....an oversite in en...
by gmeden
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New to WISP - Help requested
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: New to WISP - Help requested

check for moisture in coax connectors...this happens to me almost like clockwork (with seasonal changes) and have to change out coax cable to fix.
by gmeden
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings
Replies: 20
Views: 4610

Re: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings

I've severely limited the suspect torrent user(s) bandwidth and it has seemed to help. Still waiting for client(s) to call with "My internet connection has slowed" so I can read them the riot act. All my clients were told upon installation that bittorrent is absolutely off limits , but as soon as yo...
by gmeden
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings
Replies: 20
Views: 4610

Re: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings

The microcells are effectively just another client to the sector , and yes it is dynamic ACK. I may have found a contributing issue in that I've discovered a couple of clients using bittorrent ,which I had created a filter rule to log then drop the packets. There were over 10K ip's listed in the log...
by gmeden
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings
Replies: 20
Views: 4610

433AH..3 SR2's..90 clients....abnormally high pings

I've been looking for info to explain why an particular AP I have in service seems to intermittently give me astronomical ping times to random clients. Normally I would expect ping times on the order of 5ms to 15 ms , depending on the quality of the clients connection. What I see is that arbitrarily...
by gmeden
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: where to send supout.rif
Replies: 2
Views: 686

where to send supout.rif

I've got a serious problem on a 433AH using 3 SR-2's in that wlan 2 drops all clients and will not recover until a complete reboot. It has generated a supout.rif file but I've no clue as how to retrieve it or where to send it for analysis.Please help.
by gmeden
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unique mesh setup...?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: unique mesh setup...?

no ideas..need more info?
by gmeden
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unique mesh setup...?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

unique mesh setup...?

Hi , I'm trying to do something that I'm not sure can even be done but here goes.. I have 2 tri-sector antennas , all 6 sectors with different essid's and ip addresses and each tri-sector group with a different default route to the internet. These 2 tri-sectors are located on opposite sides of a sma...
by gmeden
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R5H problems
Replies: 72
Views: 17447

Re: R5H problems

if somebody doesn't offer warranty service to you, why would you give them money?

if somebody doesn't offer warranty service to buyers , why would you license them as a reseller? :?
by gmeden
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB 433 shortcomings?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

RB 433 shortcomings?

Hello, Just a basic inquiry on just how many connections an RB 433 (lvl. 4 license) w/ 3 802.11 B/G cards can handle.Is it license dependent? Seems I have clients that report dropped connections for no obvious reason that I can tell. This is backhauled to a 12M backbone that monitoring shows doesn't...
by gmeden
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod
Replies: 52
Views: 31161

Re: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod

Is the RB750 the only board this can be done to...how about a 433 board?
by gmeden
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433 poe passthrough
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: 433 poe passthrough

Nobody...awww c'mon...
by gmeden
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411AR How to Power On Without Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 4339

Re: RB411AR How to Power On Without Antenna

Taken from wikipedia in reference to standing wave ratio..(i.e. running a transmitter without proper loading) Practical implications of SWR The most common case for measuring and examining SWR is when installing and tuning transmitting antennas. When a transmitter is connected to an antenna by a fee...
by gmeden
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433 poe passthrough
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

433 poe passthrough

Hey All, Somebody out there has to have done this so here goes. I want to add jumpers to poe port(ether1) to carry over poe to ether2.Some confusion on my part as to how the pcb pinout is numbered, from the top 1 thru 8 left to right or right to left.If you've done this and have a pic I'd sure appre...
by gmeden
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb600 performance
Replies: 0
Views: 477

rb600 performance

Hi All, I've got a RB600 (latest 3.28 firmware) w/6 ubiquiti 5Ghz cards running to six different locations. Some issues are manifesting themselves as clients from 2 hops off this router report wildly varying ping times. Most of the time <20ms but have had periods in excess of 2 secs. There are ultim...
by gmeden
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433 lvl4 w/xr5/sr2/sr5 won't reboot
Replies: 0
Views: 393

433 lvl4 w/xr5/sr2/sr5 won't reboot

Got a unit in the field , 433 with XR5/SR2/SR5. Good signal strength (-67/-70 dB) but keeps randomly disassociating and occasionally will shut down ( even with watchdog) and will not reboot to life. This running 3.27 and 3.23. When running get wildly ranging pings. Normal would be 5-10 ms to gateway...
by gmeden
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 and XR5
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: RB600 and XR5

Gerard,
Those last enclosures have 4 N ports, how are you using 5 cards in that enclosure?
by gmeden
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: bizarre behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 896

bizarre behaviour

I've got a peculiar situation that confuses me. I'm running a 6 mile link with ubiquiti SR5's in the routerboards in turbo mode. It seems the link is deteriorating but that's a different issue. Look at this screen capture and tell me if sense can be made of it. It seems to be telling me there is no ...
by gmeden
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't write to CF card / x86 3.17 pkgs.
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Can't write to CF card / x86 3.17 pkgs.

Hey All, I put 3.17 on a soekris 4521 (x86 pkgs.) and fired it up, this is what happens: on entering setup it says it can't take safe mode then prompts me to hit enter to load an interface driver, I do, it then says again "Could not take safe mode." However, I can assign parameters via the command p...
by gmeden
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterOS on this?
Replies: 2
Views: 727

RouterOS on this?

Poking around the web I saw this and was wondering if this would be compatible with routerOS.
http://www.streakwave.com/Itemdesc.asp? ... on&eq=&Tp=
by gmeden
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: denying client w/ipchains
Replies: 1
Views: 645

denying client w/ipchains

Ok, so there is always a few bad apples in the bunch. I want to temporarily suspend service to a couple of bad apples ( who haven't paid their bill). Should I be able to do this via ipchains rule? I've set a rule to drop data from 0.0.0.0 to there specific address. Will this work and still allow me ...
by gmeden
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: might be a handy feature...
Replies: 3
Views: 993

might be a handy feature...

Hello, I use alot of cpe's that use a webserver based gui to control parameters at the client site. It would be ever so handy to have even a text based web browser (i.e., lynx, w3m, etc..) built into RouterOS to overcome potential routing problems preventing direct access to cpe's from remote sites....
by gmeden
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to reinstall ROS without using console
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: How to reinstall ROS without using console

yup, modify your boot options from this point on to boot from lan first then nand , this will give you a chance to reprogram hard to reach RB's...been there done that! :)
by gmeden
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532..no boot
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: RB532..no boot

Thanks, but tried and it gets as far as "starting services" then I lose comm over serial..just happen to have a spare rb600...it's going in place..
by gmeden
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532..no boot
Replies: 3
Views: 869

RB532..no boot

Get this on boot: /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: 21: cannot create /var/run/utmp: Cannot allocate memory System halted. Which means "I don't work" Needless to say this is mighty bothersome, as this was a board that was on top of a 100' tower and I had to retrieve it @ 11:00 pm. 90% of my network traffic of 1...
by gmeden
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Next gen wireless card poll
Replies: 57
Views: 25683

Re: Next gen wireless card poll

Ubiquiti has this down pretty good with the SR & XR series cards , true enough, mmcx is a more stable connection. But to stay backwards compatible ufl is more often the rule than not...so just follow the ubiquiti lead...both!
by gmeden
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adding a "fail2ban" type firewall rule
Replies: 1
Views: 4404

adding a "fail2ban" type firewall rule

I have read the manual on this but it still seems a bit archaic, my desire is simply to implement a "fail2ban" type firewall rule to an internet connected Ros board.The board is using only 2 interfaces, the wlan1 and ether1 ports. I want to lock out bogus login attempts to ether1 from the internet a...
by gmeden
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 133c3 bricked?
Replies: 0
Views: 1257

Routerboard 133c3 bricked?

I've got an rb133c3 that, thru hyperterminal, does this on power up (12v poe): RouterBOOT booter 2.7 Routerboard 133C3 CPU frequency: 175 MHZ Memory size: 16MB and thats it...no further response. So is it now a paperweight? relatively new unit, never fielded..have had it shelved for maybe 6 months.
by gmeden
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: routing issues

Address List Address | Network | Broadcast | Interface 192.168.112.1/24 192.168.112.0 192.168.112.255 wlan1 192.168.178.254/24 192.168.178.0 192.168.178.255 wlan2 Route List Destination Gateway Interface Distance Pref. Source AS 0.0.0.0/0 192.168.178.1 wlan2 1 DAC 192.168.112.0/24 wlan1 0 192.168.11...
by gmeden
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OMG ..corrupted nand
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: OMG ..corrupted nand

fixed...some initial problem running netinstall on a vista pc...tried on a XP machine..success!!
by gmeden
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: routing issues

as soon as I can..storms rolled thru past 3-4 days..gotta take care of customer probs..power outages ,router reboots. etc.etc..

btw..the version of Ros 3.10 I installed was x86...Am I correct in this choice for a soekris 4526
by gmeden
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: using netinstall
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

Re: using netinstall

also got it working with vista....net goblins... :lol:
by gmeden
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routing issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

routing issues

Hi, I put ROS 3.10 on a 4526 Soekris and config'ed the interfaces (2). One for local wlan (wlan1) @ 2.4 the other for backhaul (wlan2) @ 5.8. Made the 7 mile link..woohoo! Here is the config: routed netwoork, not bridged wlan1: Ubiquiti SR2 192.168.112.1/24|ap bridge mode wlan2: Ubiquiti SR5 192.168...
by gmeden
Thu May 29, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I've just installed the O.S.
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: I've just installed the O.S.

Set your routerboard eth0 ip subnet/netmask/gateway thru serial terminal (hyperterminal), connect ethernet cable from pc/laptop to eth0, set pc/laptop ethernet to same subnet then winbox into routerboard to set up your wireless interface(s), firewall , etc,etc...
by gmeden
Thu May 29, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: using netinstall
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

Re: using netinstall

The cure all is not to use vista....netinstall evidently doesn't play nice with it. Used another PC with XP ....RB532a up and running! :D :D :D
by gmeden
Wed May 28, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: using netinstall
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

using netinstall

Hello ppl, Seems I've got a bit of a problem, I've got a 532A board that won't boot the OS, so, upon recommendation, I reformated the nand and dl'd netinstall from the support page. I've installed it on my laptop (Vista :( ) then dl'd the 3.10 (all pkgs.) file to the laptop.I assigned the ethernet I...
by gmeden
Wed May 28, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OMG ..corrupted nand
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: OMG ..corrupted nand

Well, things going from bad to worse. Reformatted nand.I'm running vista on a laptop and dl'd netinstall, hooked up the Routerboard via ether & serial, ran the netinstall program, and see (in netinstall window)....nothing but my D: drive of the laptop. Googled around for different netinstall version...
by gmeden
Tue May 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Excelent signal, very poor ping results
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Excelent signal, very poor ping results

I have seen similar responses and most every time it has been either a multipathing problem or is interference related. Would show me adequate signal strenght but ping replies were all over the place. A good connection should give you reasonably consistent replies to ping and no dropped packets. I w...
by gmeden
Tue May 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OMG ..corrupted nand
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: OMG ..corrupted nand

my choices from the RouteBOOT -2.10 d-boot delay k-boot key s-serial console o-boot device u-cpu mode f-try cpu frequency c-keep cpu frequency r-reset configuration e-format nand g-upgrade firmware i-board info p-boot protocol t-do memory testing x-exit setup At the risk of sounding like a complete ...
by gmeden
Fri May 16, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OMG ..corrupted nand
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

OMG ..corrupted nand

I bought this unit with level 4 already installed...what do i do now? I connected serial, set eth1 ip, then rebooted to connect with winbox but the boot message is telling me : loading kernel from nand ................................data is corrupted trying bootp protocol..............................
by gmeden
Thu May 15, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: max power to rb532 + rb564 combo
Replies: 1
Views: 818

max power to rb532 + rb564 combo

Anyone know for sure what the max power per mini-pci socket would be to a 532/564 combo? Just curious.. :?
by gmeden
Thu May 15, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: switch kills mkrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: switch kills mkrotik

update 2...

that worked...up and running ;)
by gmeden
Sat May 03, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: switch kills mkrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: switch kills mkrotik

Update... Grabbed a voltmeter and made some measurements on the cat5 data output of the poe injector. For some unknown reason the RX lines (pins 1&2 of the cat5) now have 48V dc. The power/data ports of the injector only supply power to pins 4&5(+) and 7&8(-), and that is only on the other side of t...
by gmeden
Fri May 02, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: switch kills mkrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

switch kills mkrotik

Hey all.. Very perplexing problem. Got an RB153 w/48v PS that dies when connected to my netgear switch via poe, however I can unplug from the switch and plug into my laptop and everything works fine. So I get a different switch, plug it in and the RB 153 dies, plug my laptop into the switch, communi...
by gmeden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: sudden strange behaviour...
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

sudden strange behaviour...

Hello, I run a small WISP and am using dude to monitor my subnets. Up until yesterday it was working fine and has been for several weeks, now entire subnet blocks are reporting down. The only services I'm monitoring is ICMP, basically just periodically pinging clients to acknowledge there presence o...
by gmeden
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: simple wep on a 153
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: simple wep on a 153

Use Atheros-based cards (instead of Prism) on APs if you want to provide WEP in your wireless network.

soekris/prism isn't so picky..
by gmeden
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: simple wep on a 153
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: simple wep on a 153

from the manual: Prism card doesn't report that the use of WEP is required for all data type frames, which means that some clients will not see that access point uses encryption and will not be able to connect to such AP. This is a Prism hardware problem and can not be fixed . Use Atheros-based card...
by gmeden
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: simple wep on a 153
Replies: 4
Views: 866

simple wep on a 153

Hello, I've purchase a 153 board and installed 3 prism cards . I have set them up as three independent ap's and successfully communicated with all three (unit will power a 17dbi tri-sector antenna). Now all I want to do is implement simple wep encryption on the three interfaces but there doesn't see...