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by dankerr
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes

Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes. "Loosing WAN" looks like no connection to gateway, but physical connection persist. After loosing WAN I can't login Winbox from WAN, but can login from LAN. In logs - nothing, after reboot work fine fo 5-15 min. Power - ok (UPS) Can anybody help...
by dankerr
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Streaming video, many hops & many clients
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Streaming video, many hops & many clients

Multicast is made exactly for such setups. Multicast is an option, but is going to be much more complicated than a simple Windows Media server. It requires at least Server 2003 Enterprise and a fully multicast-enabled network and will require much more management/involvement. http://www.microsoft.c...
by dankerr
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Streaming video, many hops & many clients
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Streaming video, many hops & many clients

Hi all, We have network of bout 150 sites connected via 10 APs over fairly large geographical area. We now have a streaming video feed (mms://...) that many clients will want to watch. How can I implement this that the feed get optimized, i.e. @300kbps if 20 clients watch, will the link feeding (fr...
by dankerr
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet duplex problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

Re: Ethernet duplex problems

The wire is only 5ft long. It does not run by an AC line. It is a UTP cable. I did replace the cable twice, no change. Try a longer cable, as there is a minimum cable length. Most devices don't seem to care, but some do. 100BaseT - Also known as fast ethernet. Uses RJ-45 connectors. Topology is sta...
by dankerr
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet duplex problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

Re: Ethernet duplex problems

Hardware: Cisco 7204VXR w/ FastEthernet card. We used to have a couple Cisco 7206VXR terminating DS3's. The FastEthernet ports on them did not like to play nice with anything (including other Cisco products). I also seem to remember that the onboard interface could not back down to 10; as it was on...
by dankerr
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.22 - Dell PowerEdge 860 - Locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: ROS 3.22 - Dell PowerEdge 860 - Locked out

Hi, i am running ROS 3.22 on a sDell PowerEdhe 860 with these specs: Running ROS from Adonics SATA-CF HDD ADAPTER and TWIN MOS Ultra-X CF card. While it's doing this, see you can login as admin with no password. We've seen similar issues on PE860 (and other x86) running Addonics SATA-CF adapters. S...
by dankerr
Sat May 16, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: DRIVE REQUEST: Broadcom NetXtrem II 5708 on the DELL 2950
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: DRIVE REQUEST: Broadcom NetXtrem II 5708 on the DELL 2950

how is the comparison with Mikrotik RB1000? of course we can get 10GB ports on 2950 and rb1000 is 4pcs of Gigabit only but if anyone has compared this before, please inform us. Thanks We have many RB1000 and a PE2950. The RB1000 works great and has a great price point. They're really for two differ...
by dankerr
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will this UPS work with the UPS package? ....Last 3 didn't
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Will this UPS work with the UPS package? ....Last 3 didn't

currently I don't. maybe we could work on the USB UPS support ...
Older (2003 vintage) APC Smart-UPS 1500 RM connected via USB works.
Current model APC Back-UPS XS 1500 also works connected via USB.
by dankerr
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: dell R200/R300 hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: dell R200/R300 hardware

is any body use this hardware for mikrotik os?
how it work?

We have several PE860 and an R200 running in core router/firewall roles without any problems. We had one license issue that was related to upgrading from an early beta to a production version.
by dankerr
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tools to test the firewall
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

Re: Tools to test the firewall

Anyone know of any good tools or sites to test a firewall? I want to make sure that everything is good and secure. Thanks in advance! Start by going over your configuration and knowing what you want it to do. After that, I find that "ShieldsUp" from Gibson Research works great for quick tests from ...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot - Tempature Issue
Replies: 27
Views: 5835

Re: Reboot - Tempature Issue

Almost one year later.... it's 9F outside and our main tower is completely down. So I decide to jump up to these forms and do a search and what do I find a post I made about this one year ago. Ok so now I have ten towers and my main one thats the highest of them all still goes down in the cold. It ...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?

HP ML 110 G5 sorry , i meant PCI EXPRESS :) Just changed the server, same time and same traffic yesterday the cpu but with the old ml 110 g3 pentium d 2.8ghz were about 40% now its about 17% :), i will post news about the cpu usage at peak internet usage that's the old cpu was 89 90%.. If you're on...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?

the hp server spec is a Intel Xeon 3075 Clock 2.66GHz Cache L2 4MB 1333Mhz BUS and pair the hp intel pci-x gigabit just arrived, maybe should be a good move change the bgp sessions from cisco to mikrotik. What model HP (DL?)? PCI- x or PCI- e (Express)? As others have stated; there is a huge differ...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: is worth upgrade from pentium d 2.8ghz to Xeon 2.66?

Hi , My main mikrotik bridge is about 95% avg utilization so its time to upgrade. The current hardware is an intel pentium d 2.8ghz server ( dual core , old intel netburst architecture). I'm about to buy a intel Xeon 2.66ghz ( dual core and new intel core 2 duo architecture) . Anyone have an idea h...
by dankerr
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router
Replies: 26
Views: 11980

Re: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router

I am using version 3.17 with NAT to a Microsoft 2003 RRAS server and I have tried with and with out GRE. Perhaps I need some help with your advice "That is if NAT for both GRE and TCP 1723 are configured properly. Adding rules to allow all "related" and "establed" connections will help too (connect...
by dankerr
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router
Replies: 26
Views: 11980

Re: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router

I would make sure connection tracking is on in your MT. We've seen pptp and ipsec stop working or never start if connection tracking isn't enabled. pptp is a connection oriented link, and ipsec needs it because it causes fragmentation. I would update right to the latest MT OS for testing; you'd pro...
by dankerr
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMTP FILTER
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: SMTP FILTER

Hi There. Im currently having a problem with spam. We have a spam filter which is removing the spam but we recieve alot of spam from about 100 external ip addresses. We recieve a small amount of legit email so im wondering if anyone has any scripts that will add IP addresses to a address list if th...
by dankerr
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router
Replies: 26
Views: 11980

Re: PPTP connection drops when user has Linksys wireless router

The typical setup that fails is: PPTP client is behind Linksysy router (we have tried various models with various firmware versions, the Linksys router works with Linux OS installed instead of Linksys OS) Our router is Mikrotik version 3 OS using NAT to pass 1723 to our PPTP server Our PPTP server ...
by dankerr
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0

We're thinking of rolling out FTTH in a big way in our country, and seems like we're out of luck in choosing MT extensively in the access network. So, we're looking for other vendors, some who claim to be providing a "manageable switch" with full fibre ports, which I wish I could do so much without...
by dankerr
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0

Current technology is good enough for FTTH, search more and you'll see. I know it's out there: http://www.ftthcouncil.org/ http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/ But "good enough" isn't a good idea if you're trying to build a viable business. Most of the big FTTH installs I've read about are done by a local go...
by dankerr
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0

Personally, I've only done Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gig Ethernet and T3 over fiber. It works good. It is very reliable. No lightning issues because fiber isn't a conductor. There's a big difference between reliable and durable. The company I work for depends on many fiber connections (both IP and oth...
by dankerr
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0

Yes, dankerr. That is certainly possible, adding ethernet interfaces to PCs. But, what I would love to see is Fibre Optic offerings like RouterBoard. I would like to have CPEs from Mikrotik that have Fibre Optic interface on the Wan side. Granted it is going to be more expensive, but for wired netw...
by dankerr
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

Re: Any plans for the future of Mikrotik and the Broadband 2.0

Thx for the links desertadmin, but as jp pointed out, Fibre is going to be the king of last-mile for the next 15 - 20 years, if not more. Fibre Optic has immense possibilities, and we're working hard to build a fibre optic network for the last mile in our country. Mikrotik has a great product, and ...
by dankerr
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Protecting (w/Firewall Filter) Squishy Windows Servers?
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Protecting (w/Firewall Filter) Squishy Windows Servers?

So, here's my question: what can I do within the Mikrotik (beyond port filtering) to protect this ridiculously insecure operating system from getting owned again? Patrick Without starting a windows / linux war; you need to start with the Windows box. The firewall won't help if the box itself isn't ...
by dankerr
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: X86 clock issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: X86 clock issue

The server was an HP ML110 g5 series machine. This machine comes with a riser slot for the Lights out card, but the card is not present. I dont know if that means that there is still some chipset on the mobo or if there is nothing present at all..... Rgds Alex I've not had an ML110 G5 in front of m...
by dankerr
Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: X86 clock issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: X86 clock issue

I have seen the USB boot problem on the HP ML110 Server series....

USB Boot then just tries to load a kernel panics and dies...... This form a 32MB usb stick
By any chance, does that HP have a LILO management adapter?
by dankerr
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard 1000U
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Routerboard 1000U

Hello, we are planning on purchasing several 1000U routerboards and placing them at our core. We would need them to pass 300-400 mbps routed, firewalled traffic, some 35000 - 40000 pps. What are your experiences with this hardware, can it stand up to this ? If that 300-400Mbs is total throughput, a...
by dankerr
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Actually we're largely running HP/Compaq servers because our server admin prefers them over Dell. The last Dell we have running has at one time had a HDD fail and we were able to identify it and replace it without service interruption. It's a pretty old box now (PowerEdge 2950?) I think we bought i...
by dankerr
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

I can see updating a RAID driver during the initial installation, but why would you ever update a RAID driver if it was operating properly? Brad Have you applied the recent rash of Dell PERC firmware and driver updates to your systems? Without them, your PERC controllers will not properly detect or...
by dankerr
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Aren't there motherboards with RAID built-in? If this is the case wouldn't the motherboard BIOS allow you to setup the HDDs in the array? Then I would assume once you boot off of the CDROM MikroTik would "see" the RAID array as a target install drive no different than a single IDE DoM or STATA DoM....
by dankerr
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

I'm curious how MikroTik handles their license if we decided to load the ROS on Dell RAID drives. I like the idea of having ROS loaded on redundant mirrored drives in the event a drive fails. Doesn't MikroTik key the license on the HDD? What happens if one of the drives in a RAID fails and you repl...
by dankerr
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

This graph is from an HP DL140 that's serves our streaming. It went live the 1st of the year. Do you have any updated graphs? I'm curious to see just how much traffic you're pushing. As this seems to be a very hot topic.. Here is a graph from the Dell PowerEdge 2950 with 10G adapters. This is still...
by dankerr
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

are you using the same Dell PE840 chassis as in the picture?

what model NIC did you install?
We've upgraded to a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with two Intel based 10G adapters. I will do a complete writeup with pictures when I have some spare time.
by dankerr
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Hello! CPU - Pentium D 3 GHz CPU load is approximately 70-80 percent. Will we see the difference if we change CPU to Intel Dual Core processor ~3 GHz? Which Pentium D 3Ghz to which dual core (or Core2 as they are differnt)? There are many versions of each with variations of power usage, cache and b...
by dankerr
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Very interesting topic that i am looking for! i never install ROS on any servers like DELL or HP because most of the time i did it. it cannot recognize the HDD(SATA). so, can anyone let me know what to change to let ROS recognize R200 or PE860 HDD(SATA)? We have typically pre-installed ROS on the f...
by dankerr
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS compatibility !
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: ROS compatibility !

Network Controller: o Embedded NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapter with TCP/IP Offload Engine, including support for Accelerated iSCSI through an optional Licensing Kit Those NICs are probably not going to work... and neither will that SATA/SAS controller. All of the HP NC series NIC I've ...
by dankerr
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

We've since upgraded the connection to 2Gbs and it will soon be 3Gbs. We're currently averaging 1.1Gbs (2.2Gbs+ throughput) during the normal peak of the day. We did upgrade the hardware and move to 10Gbs PCIe network adapters to allow for the expansion. We're currently running on a pre-release ROS;...
by dankerr
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude "client" on a RouterBoard
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Re: Dude "client" on a RouterBoard

We do that to not only probe private addresses behind a firewall, but also to offload probes to a local server keeping link traffic down. Add a local user into the routerboard dude server or dude client, and then add it into your main Dude Server configuration under "Agents". Hi all, Is there somewa...
by dankerr
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: redundant power supply platform
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: redundant power supply platform

We've deployed almost thirty RB1000 because of their low cost for edge firewalls; replacing Cisco PIX and Watchguard Firebox. They are a great unit, but designed to be inexpensive yet powerful. I think adding redundant power would greatly increase their cost. For larger systems we've been using Dell...
by dankerr
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10G interface.
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: 10G interface.

Do you have an ETA on the release of 3.17?
by dankerr
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10G interface.
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: 10G interface.

What card or chipset was the 10gigE card that you have?
We have a card that does 10gigE, however, the backplane is still only 7 gig via PCI-Express. :( It does show up but we have not done testing though it as of yet. WE only had one test card.. lol
by dankerr
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10G interface.
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: 10G interface.

We now have two Intel PCIe 10G cards and it's not picking them up. I've sent a supout, I'll let you know how it turns out.
by dankerr
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: bridging, nat'ing, private/public ip's, firewall, 1 router?
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: bridging, nat'ing, private/public ip's, firewall, 1 router?

lordzar - Not to be critical - by why the heck do you want to bridge everything anyway? R/ That setup describes the "drop-in" mode of a Watchguard Firebox. Not my favorite setup; but it is sometimes useful. Especially if you need to have a device on a public IP (as in actually in the device and not...
by dankerr
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cobalt RaQ 2 - ROS Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Cobalt RaQ 2 - ROS Conversion

Has anyone tried using a Cobalt RaQ 2 with ROS? If so; how successful was the project?
by dankerr
Sun May 11, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

you have a well-behaved network :) only 45k pps for 400Mbps + troughput.
:D
here with only 120mbits we got about 25 k :)

are you with conntrack activated , any queue or firewall filter rules activated?

thanks!
No queues, connection tracking is enabled; there are 46 firewall filters.
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Here are the yearly interface and CPU graphs.
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Here are the interfaces from the DL140
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Here are the resources from the DL140. There were about 34,000 connections at the time.
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Here are the current stats from the DL140.
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

This graph is from an HP DL140 that's serves our streaming. It went live the 1st of the year. Do you have any updated graphs? I'm curious to see just how much traffic you're pushing. and cpu graphics! and whats you are doing with the router? only routing or firewall, queues and so? I'll post curren...
by dankerr
Fri May 09, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

This graph is from an HP DL140 that's serves our streaming. It went live the 1st of the year. Do you have any updated graphs? I'm curious to see just how much traffic you're pushing. Lately during peak hours it's been pushing over 500Mbs out the pipe. It's still 2.x; so CPU usage is a bit high on t...
by dankerr
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: This is what I plan on purchasing?
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: This is what I plan on purchasing?

I will verify the function of Intel EXPI9404PT with MT ROS v3; as support was added when I requested it. If you check the change log it was added in 3.0rc6. We have several in full time service without any known issues in Dell PowerEdge 860 systems. If I remember correctly the EXPI9404PT BLK is the ...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 10GbE PCI-E Adapter Options
Replies: 1
Views: 862

10GbE PCI-E Adapter Options

Has anyone tested the NIC below with ROS?

Intel® 10 GbE XF SR Server Adapters
http://www.intel.com/network/connectivi ... dapter.htm

Specifically the dual interface EXPX9502AFXSR.
by dankerr
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN switch problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

Re: VLAN switch problem

On a Cisco or a Dell you'd need to put the switch port in trunk mode. You may also need to enable vlan sharing. The commands are different on each (sometimes from model to model); but I'm sure the SMC needs a similar configuration. On older SMC and Netgear switches I've worked on it was very close t...
by dankerr
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

This graph is from an HP DL140 that's serves our streaming.
It went live the 1st of the year.
by dankerr
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Do you have any good online shops in USA where we can buy Quad-cards? I guess they will be alot cheeper there.

Stig
We've been ordering Intel EXPI9404PT PCI-E from Dell with the PE860's.
by dankerr
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Hi and thanks for updating this thread :-) Ive ordered a couple PE860 and a couple other servers that are a little bigger, like R200 that we are gonna do some testing on. Ive also been looking at http://www.commell.com.tw/ and find their product somewhat interesting. Have any of you done some testi...
by dankerr
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Check out the NA-1801 under network appliances:
http://www.axiomtek.com

Here's a few good sources for rackmount stuff:

http://www.win-enterprises.com
http://www.advantech.com
http://www.logicsupply.com
by dankerr
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

In this install all of the racks are prewired with a 48port Cat6 patch panel to central wire management racks. All switching is located in the wire management racks. The patch panel is mounted at the very top, rear of the rack; so the rear Ethernet is suited for this type of install. You can almost ...
by dankerr
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Some install pictures.
by dankerr
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

We looked at those as well as an OEM unit that looks almost identical. It looks like a very nice piece for many applications. In our case, space is not a big issue as we have plenty of rack space where we are deploying them. In a NEMA box or a cramped rack at a POP they'd be an ideal choice. At our ...
by dankerr
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

Yes, the build is finished, although we're still working on some migrations and making the racks look nice. We have two firewall/routers, both Dell PowerEdge 860's with Dual-core Xeon CPUs. The one serves our busines network, the other services our wired and wireless guest network running hotspot. T...
by dankerr
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14973

Re: Core Router Hardware

We have several Dell PowerEdge 860's in service in both core router and firewall roles. Currently they're all running v3.x to because the bootable drive controllers are SATA. The onboard Broadcom Gigabit NICs work great with ROS. They have 2 slots that are PCI-E, but you can request a PCI-X riser if...
by dankerr
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.0rc6 Released
Replies: 26
Views: 5940

Re: RouterOS v3.0rc6 Released

*) added support for Intel EXPI9404PT PCI-E ethernet adpater;

So far so good; all interfaces on this NIC now appear.

Question; does the driver you used support the on board processor on this NIC?
by dankerr
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rack Mounted Chassis for Router
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Rack Mounted Chassis for Router

Logic Supply has a nice selection of pre-built systems, cases and parts that make nice routers:

http://www.logicsupply.com/
by dankerr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT the answer for a DS3
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: MT the answer for a DS3

If you don't want to pay for a DS3 interface, you need to request Ethernet hand off. The only advantage to a DS3 is when you need to channelize a connection. We're using a MT on a 200Mbs fiber connection without any problems. It comes directly into a MT using a PCI-e 1Gbs fiber adapter; the ISP thro...
by dankerr
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

We've been building core routers and firewalls out of Dell PowerEdge 860's. We install up to two dual quad gig cards; giving us a total of total of 10 Gig Interfaces if needed. We use them because of the gold or silver onsite 4hr support. The last set were dual-core 2.6Ghz with 2GB RAM. I can't tell...
by dankerr
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

And here's the PCI info: # DEVICE VENDOR NAME IRQ 0 02:0e.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co.... RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (r... 6 1 02:0d.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co.... RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (r... 9 2 02:0c.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co.... RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (r... 12 3 02:0b.0 Realtek Semiconductor Co.... RTL...
by dankerr
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

So far no luck with the LCD. Just flicker and garbage on the screen.

It's a 20x2, SDEC LMC-SS2A20.
by dankerr
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

uptime: 1m39s version: "3.0rc5" free-memory: 244540kB total-memory: 256836kB cpu: "Intel(R)" cpu-count: 1 cpu-frequency: 1202MHz cpu-load: 1 free-hdd-space: 919692kB total-hdd-space: 964848kB write-sect-since-reboot: 1085 write-sect-total: 1085 PORT-RANGE OWNER 0x20-0x21 APIC 0x40-0x43 [timer0] 0x50...
by dankerr
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

Well I broke down and popped the top on one of them. It has a removable 256MB flash. I pulled it and installed another that I'd put v3rc5 on with Netinstall. After a few minutes and some beeping; I now have a MikroTik device with 6- 10/100 ethernet interfaces. (Watchguard charges to install the addi...
by dankerr
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

I have several routerboards and numerous x86 systems in service. I've now inherited about 40 Watchguard Firebox and wondered if anyone had tried to make RouterOS run on them; before I open one up and void the warranty.
by dankerr
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Watchguard Firebox hardware and RouterOS?

Anyone ever tried putting RouterOS on Watchguard Firebox hardware? Their X700 specifically.
by dankerr
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intel PCI-E Pro/1000 PT QUAD Port NIC Support
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Intel PCI-E Pro/1000 PT QUAD Port NIC Support

I've tried it with 3rc3, 4 and I think 5.

Netinstall picks up all of the interfaces; but they don't show up once installed.

I'll try it again with 3.0rc5 to be sure.
by dankerr
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intel PCI-E Pro/1000 PT QUAD Port NIC Support
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Intel PCI-E Pro/1000 PT QUAD Port NIC Support

I'd like to see the Intel PCI-E Pro/1000 PT QUAD Port NIC supported.

Intel part # EXPI9404PT

http://www.intel.com/network/connectivi ... dapter.htm
by dankerr
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCI-E Nic questions
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: PCI-E Nic questions

I'm also interested in the PCI-E Intel Quad Port (88215) card working with MikroTik.

Hardware/Software:
Dell PowerEdge 860
128MB CF in Addonics SATA adapter
MikroTik 3.0rc4