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by Hotz1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wAP case repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: wAP case repair?

There are no standard solution. If device is mounted "properly" (as example, it is not upside down), there should not be problems since water can't get in. Although we would recommend to fill panel hole at least with something which would not let humidity in. That's my question: what's the "somethi...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ARM devices and NV2 protocol
Replies: 579
Views: 60193

Re: ARM devices and NV2 protocol

You say that Edit: All MT devices in this installation are running ROS 6.44.5. But all ARM improvements and fixes were made only in v6.46 tree. Just wait until it's out of beta and then see how it works in your network. Thank you for confirming that this is a known problem that is being addressed, ...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ARM devices and NV2 protocol
Replies: 579
Views: 60193

Re: ARM devices and NV2 protocol

Watchdog? Yes watchdog is workaround. But we have more than 600 ARM clients. Watchdog on all? This is not solution.... In our case, even IP-based watchdog isn't an option. Most of our buildings now have backup links, so when these SXTsq radio links fail, they still have IP connectivity. We'd have t...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ARM devices and NV2 protocol
Replies: 579
Views: 60193

Re: ARM devices and NV2 protocol

Yes, this is wireless bug. But only on ARM . Mipsbe, mmips don´t have this problem. This problem has nothing to do with SNR or CCQ . You can have the signal -45, CCQ = 100% and still disconnect from AP. The client will never reconnect himself. In scan from client during problem is 0 networks ! Afte...
by Hotz1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAP AC bootloop after upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: HAP AC bootloop after upgrade

I have a hAP ac that is in a boot loop after a failed update, and it won't connect to netinstall. The reset button starts an extended sequence of blinking lights--but once that has finished, rather than connect to netinstall , it just reboots. As far as I know, it didn't have protected-boot enabled....
by Hotz1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Repeated spontaneous "rebooted without proper shutdown by watchdog timer"
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Repeated spontaneous "rebooted without proper shutdown by watchdog timer"

yes, repeated restarts from few times in one day to one in few days - last 3-4 monthes RouterBOARD 962UiGS-5HacT2HnT 6.45.5 load - about 20-100 MBps, sometimes 200-300 MBps (reboot time no co-relate) temp: +50°C HDD 3,2 MB free off 16 MB, 0,00% bad blocks memory 102,4 MB free off 128 MB CPU load: 5...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.6 [stable] is released!
Replies: 47
Views: 19897

Re: v6.45.6 [stable] is released!

Since the release of 6.45.1, neighbor discovery on our networks doesn't show IP addresses; only MAC addresses and other information. I suspect it's because we carry our admin traffic on a VLAN, and the default VLAN is unused. My suspicion is, thanks to: *) discovery - correctly create neighbors from...
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repeated spontaneous "rebooted without proper shutdown by watchdog timer"
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Repeated spontaneous "rebooted without proper shutdown by watchdog timer"

Over the past couple years, we have seen an increasing number of devices spontaneously reboot, followed by the "rebooted with proper shutdown by watchdog timer" log entry. We aren't using the watchdog function to ping anything, so I can only assume this is a built-in or hardware watchdog triggering ...
by Hotz1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: wAP case repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: wAP case repair?

No suggestions from anybody? Once that panel is popped out for indoor use, it can never be used outdoors again?
by Hotz1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: wAP case repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

wAP case repair?

Once the ~1x1.5cm cable breakout panel on the back of a wAP case has been popped out for indoor wiring use, what do you recommend for closing it back up again for outdoor use? We have several wAPs in this condition, and the removed panels were discarded long ago. The ideal solution would be some kin...
by Hotz1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PowerLine powering options
Replies: 1
Views: 468

PowerLine powering options

I just started testing the PowerLine products for use in our production environment. Unfortunately, we have run into two places where the products fall short of our operating standards: 1) The only way to power these devices is directly via the mains. We put all our networking equipment on UPSes as ...
by Hotz1
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna diagram for cAP ac access point
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: Antenna diagram for cAP ac access point

I agree with the above. You can safely assume the pattern is roughly spherical, then take into account all obstacles and absorbtion by your wall. If radiation pattern would be not a 100% sphere, but a little squished to one side, it doesn't mean there is no signal in the back. It just means it is s...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.12 [stable] is released!
Replies: 49
Views: 12262

Re: v6.43.12 [stable] is released!

Please write to support@mikrotik.com I have. Apparently it isn't easily reproduced. I had hoped that they would have fixed the problem since 6.43.8, but we just upgraded both ends of the link to 6.43.12, and the problem is still there. We have dozens of such links in our network, and this is the on...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.12 [stable] is released!
Replies: 49
Views: 12262

Re: v6.43.12 [stable] is released!

Still having the same OSPF problem that we first encountered in 6.43.8: When WDS drops and reestablishes, OSPF updates on the local machine, but doesn't seem to propagate to any of its neighbors on other interfaces. Manually disabling and re-enabling the OSPF network, or manually disabling and enabl...
by Hotz1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 169
Views: 33689

Re: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!

... kez - Sometimes router that was using "ac" did tend to reboot due to a Watchdog timer. This problem is now resolved. This does not mean that all "Watchdog reboots" are fixed in RouterOS. Usually such reboot happens on overloaded router. We have a couple OmniTik ACs that have been rebooting ever...
by Hotz1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 169
Views: 33689

Re: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!

OSPF randomly passes only part of the records to the routing table. It stops having fun. We're seeing this too. We have one building-to-building link, using dynamic-mesh WDS. The two buildings, and the WDS link, are all on distinct subnets, with routing managed by OSPF. When the routers were runnin...
by Hotz1
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

As a follow-up, we have identified two causes for our route-cache problem: one of which fills the cache quickly, and one which we believe fills the cache slowly: We found two RBs with the same OSPF router-id in the same area. Resolving that conflict vastly reduced the rate at which certain route cac...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

Currently it is known that OVPN interface reconnects are responsible for route cache leaks.
Unfortunately in our case, we don't use OVPN anywhere.
by Hotz1
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

I have several routers, including CCR1009, operating in various different scenario's which do lots of routing and also VPN (GRE and L2TP) and I have never seen this problem. Checking the CCRs in operation the use of the route cache is very small compared to the size. I think there must be something...
by Hotz1
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

If you change the hardware, keeping the same configuration, do you have the same issue? Can you reproduce this in a VM? Replacing the hardware with similar or identical devices has not eliminated the problem. It's also unclear whether this problem started as soon as the devices were installed, or w...
by Hotz1
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

With /ip settings set route-cache=no, why is the cache-size not always zero? In fact, in my experience setting it to "no" tends to make the route cache fill faster . Out of nearly 200 ROS devices on our network, only three have this problem of continuous route cache filling. They are all different ...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP-ac Watchdog reboot every few mins on 6.43.2, but ok on 6.42.9
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: hAP-ac Watchdog reboot every few mins on 6.43.2, but ok on 6.42.9

Downloading a large file using the hAPac as a (not transparent) proxy on my home network. I use the proxy for some machines on my network to only access whitelisted sites and deny everything else. the hAPac also runs capsman and does routing between a few vlans - average approx 20Mbs traffic. Downl...
by Hotz1
Fri May 11, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: US vs INTL: crippled via firmware or hardware?
Replies: 1
Views: 482

US vs INTL: crippled via firmware or hardware?

Can someone reassure me that the US-import versions of the various 5GHz RouterBoards are limited via firmware, rather than via hardware? In other words, the next time the FCC rules change, will a firmware update be able to re-enable previously restricted frequencies on these devices? Or are the radi...
by Hotz1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.3 [current]
Replies: 139
Views: 31198

Re: v6.41.3 [current]

While different. This sounds similar to what I'm experiencing. Router A cannot ping router F, but I can ping router F using router A as a gateway. Router A can establish a vpls tunnel to router F. There are some oddities that didn't present themself in 6.38.5 for me. I changed some path costs and m...
by Hotz1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.3 [current]
Replies: 139
Views: 31198

Re: v6.41.3 [current]

Nope.. I can ping out to google dns, yahoo without issues. I can traceroute without issues. I have access to all my equipment behind my Mikrotik without issues. So it's a firmware issue that needs to get fixed ASAP. Shit isn't rocking science kid. Obviously, if it works fine on all firmware below 6...
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 with PoE. When?
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: RB750Gr3 with PoE. When?

You mean the literal hEX PoE? https://mikrotik.com/product/RB960PGS Yes, but... If you power the hEX PoE with 24V, it only does passive PoE. If you power it with 48V, it only does 802.3af/at. So if I have two af/at devices (e.g., a wsAP ac lite and a cAP ac), and two passive PoE devices (e.g., an R...
by Hotz1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41

We decided to upgrade from 6.40 to 6.41 now rather than later in response to the buffer overflow vulnerability that was recently announced. Do you actually have SMB service enabled on your routers? As far as I understand RB vulnerability only exists if this is enabled. If it's not, then "vulnerable...
by Hotz1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41.3 [current]
Replies: 139
Views: 31198

Re: v6.41.3 [current]

Another bug fixed in this version: https://www.coresecurity.com/advisories/mikrotik-routeros-smb-buffer-overflow I think this is what those people, who sometimes accuse MikroTik of not being transparent enough, are talking about. Sure, "smb - improved NetBIOS name handling and stability" is technic...
by Hotz1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41

Sounds like it may be an issue with changes in STP in the new bridge implementation, what settings are you using on the MikroTik and Dell's for STP? We're using RSTP on all of the above, basically default settings, worked for years. It looks like we need to switch to MSTP on the Mikrotiks. TBD how ...
by Hotz1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41
Replies: 4
Views: 627

vlan-filtering=no is NOT the same as pre-6.41

Part of our standard router configuration in a MUD involves bridging some Ethernet ports, then defining several VLANs on that bridge. Through 6.40.x, it works fine with all our equipment: other RouterBoards, as well as Ubiquiti EdgeSwitches and Dell 5324 switches. As soon as we upgrade a router to 6...
by Hotz1
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hEX POE - no PoE In Long Cable option?
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: hEX POE - no PoE In Long Cable option?

It's still happening with 6.40.4. We're putting the last of them into production today, to replace a couple RB750UPs. Hopefully this "short_circuit" bug and lack of ether1-poe-in-long-cable options don't bite us as we start moving rooftop equipment over to the hEX PoEs, because it's 25*F and windy o...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.4 [current]
Replies: 103
Views: 25690

Re: v6.40.4 [current]

Did the handling of default routes in OSPF change from 6.40.3 to 6.40.4?! We upgraded everything from 6.40.3 last night. All routes are distributed as Type 1, and with the devices in question, all links have the same default cost (10). But for some reason, after upgrading to 6.40.4, some of our rout...
by Hotz1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hEX POE - no PoE In Long Cable option?
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: hEX POE - no PoE In Long Cable option?

We ordered ten of these hEX PoEs earlier this year, and as I was upgrading the last few on the bench from 6.37.3 (as delivered from the factory) to 6.40.3 before putting them into production, I found that they all start reporting short-circuits on at least one port, even if nothing is plugged in to ...
by Hotz1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

My routers with OSPF max at around 154 - 200 routes cached with ip route cache disabled. How many devices do you have on either side sharing ospf routes. We have a couple hundred MT devices with OSPF enabled--a couple hundred examples working perfectly well. With the exception of our edge routers, ...
by Hotz1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

Recently I experience this issue on the ccr 1009 7G and the ccr 1009 8G. I had a number of tunnels flapping due to service providers instabilities. I am running OSPF so that routes come back in and out automatically. The cache grows quickly when this happens and the router stops responding on all p...
by Hotz1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?

I understand that, for near-real-time applications like SIP, you would need a longer jitter buffer to allow time for retransmission. And yes, you can configure SIP to use TCP, though we don't want to impose that requirement everywhere because of a localized problem. This question wasn't strictly lim...
by Hotz1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Default Config w Mac-Telnet disabled - Change Needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Default Config w Mac-Telnet disabled - Change Needed?

If you don't like the factory default config, you can supply your own from within 'netinstall', and whatever you gaveit will become the new default for the device from then on. If you just want to make a couple minor changes to the factory default, export the factory default to an .rsc, and make wha...
by Hotz1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40 [current]
Replies: 101
Views: 22659

Re: v6.40 [current]

MT you guys are still, by default blocking / disabling one of the best unique features of mikrotik + hurting the ability to deploy a large scale ENTIRELY MT infrastructure Reinstall router with Netinstall and add your custom default configuration. Or use Flashfig for large scale deployments with cu...
by Hotz1
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 "leaks" power from jack to ether1
Replies: 0
Views: 317

RB411 "leaks" power from jack to ether1

I just stumbled upon two RB411s that are behaving strangely: If you power it via the power jack, the Ethernet port sends out PoE! It can actually power another RB. (Unfortunately, if you plug it into a non-PoE jack, it seems to kill power to the 411. That's how I found these.) There are no patch wir...
by Hotz1
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Qualcomm 802.11ad card
Replies: 33
Views: 8750

Re: Qualcomm 802.11ad card

seems that Normis is drinking from february )) no news letter no devices no nothing xD
And suddenly:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=122502&hilit=802.11ad
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/ ... nd-outdoor
by Hotz1
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 76
Replies: 50
Views: 14913

Re: Newsletter 76

@DmitryAVNET 60 GHZ is Not that much affordable for Rain / FOG 60Ghz had Maximum attenuation for Oxygen Water is about 24 GHz Rain and fog contains Oxygen ) air => 0.21 02 + 0.79 N2 rain => air + water => (0.21 02 + 0.79 N2) + H2 O fog => air + water => (0.21 02 + 0.79 N2) + H2 O (atomized water) I...
by Hotz1
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 76
Replies: 50
Views: 14913

Re: Newsletter 76

With the powerbox pro, are the PoE ports individually controllable?
They are on the RB960PGS, so I would expect the same with the RB960PGS-PB. As far as I can tell, it's the same device, in an outdoor case.
by Hotz1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: ip route cache BUG
Replies: 36
Views: 11229

Re: ip route cache BUG

"The more things change, the more they stay the same." Welcome to 2017. After 4 years in production, we have one RB2011 that suddenly developed this same problem shortly after upgrading from 6.37.5 to 6.39.1. (Upgrading to 6.39.2 didn't help.) MT looked at the supout and pointed out that the route c...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ac mini pci
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: ac mini pci

I came here looking for the same thing. I have an infrastructure of RB435Gs and other RBs, all with multiple miniPCI slots and dual-chain 802.11n (5GHz) radios. I would love to be able to upgrade the radios in situ to dual-chain 802.11ac, and I'm astounded that I can't find an ac radio in that form ...
by Hotz1
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!

A question still lingers, is it possible to do bonding with a VPN server? And yes, my design did have a OVPN server included, which is already running btw. Can you enlighten me on how to get either done? I am very new to mikrotik. I already have two wan connections and waiting for two more lines to...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB960PGS | PoE-IN with Gigabit
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: RB960PGS | PoE-IN with Gigabit

i use RB960PGS and power the device via PoE. I use a Ubiquiti PoE-Adapter wich was powering an 5AC Rocket before with Gigabit connection on LAN. After connecting the RB960PGS the interface came up with 100M only... How can i use Gigabit-Speed with RB960PGS with PoE-IN used? Replace the UBNT PoE wit...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?

What you have to look at is fast track and not fast-path.... I suspect that the only way to get around this is to stop using fast track altogether, by removing or disabling the fast track rule in filter section of the firewall. We have no default rules. The first thing we do after a system reset is...
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS: prioritize traffic to/from an IP address
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: SwOS: prioritize traffic to/from an IP address

For the record, Mikrotik's reply: > The RB260GSP switch is capable of setting/changing priority in packets but it cannot and does not do prioritizing in itself. The QoS prioritizing has to be done in other device. This is understandable since the switches have limited RAM and CPU. Unfortunately, for...
by Hotz1
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS: prioritize traffic to/from an IP address
Replies: 1
Views: 794

SwOS: prioritize traffic to/from an IP address

We have an RB260GSP that carries a lot of traffic, some of which goes to our SIP server. Obviously, we want to make sure that SIP packets are forwarded before other traffic. Our SIP server's IP is 10.10.10.10 (for purposes of this exercise), and we have two entries in the ACL, with everything blank ...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple Queues - prioritize not working
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: Simple Queues - prioritize not working

My firewall has other priority specs (specifications) including VoIP-related and acceptance of established and related connections. This tends to produce conflicts such as hits and misses with specs configured under Simple Queue. Fast Track neutralises these priorities so I don't use it. Not specif...
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?

What you have to look at is fast track and not fast-path.... I suspect that the only way to get around this is to stop using fast track altogether, by removing or disabling the fast track rule in filter section of the firewall. We have no default rules. The first thing we do after a system reset is...
by Hotz1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple Queues - prioritize not working
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: Simple Queues - prioritize not working

I don't think Simple Queue alone works well for QOS for VoIP. By any chance, is this because Simple Queue doesn't disable fast-path? 2. Prioritize /queue tree add limit-at=64k max-limit=64k name="1. Siemens_q" packet-mark=VoIP-mark \ parent=ether6-Siemens priority=2 ... In order to apply this to a ...
by Hotz1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!

Firstly, access to bandwidth is very limited in my country. So to tackle this issue I want to use the Ethernet bonding feature on RouterOS to bond as many DSL connections as possible Let me stop you there. Load Balancing is almost always a preferable strategy to Bonding, in terms of flexibility and...
by Hotz1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: How to disable fastpath on wireless interfaces?

Check your Queues > interface queues. What kind of queue is using wlan devices? Thanks pukkita, They're all wireless-default (SFQ). I had only set up simple queues. After your question, I searched for more info. Though some of it may be very dated, I get the impression that simple queues are not su...
by Hotz1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: RouterOS Configuration Help!!! Please!

Firstly, access to bandwidth is very limited in my country. So to tackle this issue I want to use the Ethernet bonding feature on RouterOS to bond as many DSL connections as possible Let me stop you there. Load Balancing is almost always a preferable strategy to Bonding, in terms of flexibility and...
by Hotz1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: New IP address on DHCP release
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: New IP address on DHCP release

You can make and scheduler each minute to invoke this script
/ip dhcp-server lease remove [find dynamic]
Doing this would run the risk of the DHCP server assigning the same IP to a second device, before the first device has released it.
by Hotz1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

How to disable fast-path on wireless interfaces?

We provide SIP service to our subscribers, using mangle rules and simple queues to identify and prioritize SIP traffic. Unfortunately, it looks like the wireless interfaces that connect various buildings are using fast-path, bypassing traffic prioritization and clobbering call quality. After making ...
by Hotz1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?

UDP packets are usually time sensitive. By the time you've established a TCP connection and dealt with re-transmission timeouts over a lossy link, the data will be so delayed it will be worthless. No doubt the link would add jitter according to how lossy it is, but SIP via TCP isn't unheard of. If ...
by Hotz1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 45522

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

... it is currently unclear if the malware tries to exploit any vulnerability in current RouterOS releases (6.38.4 'current' and 6.37.5 'bugfix' or newer)... FYI, the current download page still indicates the bugfix version as 6.37.4. Not sure if 6.37.5 was a typo, or if the page needs to be updated.
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?

No, you really don't want to do that. Reasons? If you're dealing with lost packets due to the wireless link, play with these settings instead or fix your link. [Wireless/Advanced tab] We routinely set hw-retries and adaptive noise immunity. The link can't be "fixed"; it's a short hop across a coupl...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UDP to TCP for wireless interference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

UDP to TCP for wireless interference?

I was wondering if it would be possible (or desirable) to "convert" UDP packets to TCP before transmission over a wireless link with interference issues, then "convert" them back to UDP once they are received successfully? Not sure how this would be done in ROS, as a quick look through the NAT and M...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: ACL VLAN/Priority behavior relative to non-tagged packets?
Replies: 0
Views: 476

ACL VLAN/Priority behavior relative to non-tagged packets?

We have a number of RB260GSPs on our network. Over the past couple weeks, we have realized that they are causing VoIP quality problems, because they do not detect or prioritize VoIP packets. What I would like to do is identify packets by src/dest IP address (which the ACL subsystem can do), and then...
by Hotz1
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.38 [current] release.
Replies: 77
Views: 23794

Re:

Wrong thread, sorry
This issue is discussed at length earlier in this thread, so your less than helpful reply is also less than accurate.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon another thread specific to this issue just a few minutes ago, so there's no need to go to the trouble of posting a link to it.
by Hotz1
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Adding Winbox Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 14081

Re: Adding Winbox Tool

I was doing it wrong: creating the Winbox item via Dude > Tools menu inside winbox of x86 server. Now I found the Tools menu in the Dude Windows Client. I followed your instruction and it worked perfectly. Same here. I was trying to create the tool from within Winbox, using the cool new "Dude" GUI ...
by Hotz1
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.38 [current] release.
Replies: 77
Views: 23794

Re: The Dude, v6.38 [current] release.

You can put Winbox back yourself, in the Tools section. This was always possible. When I create a new winbox Tool as described above, no matter what I put in the "Command" box, after I hit "OK" the result is a new command with the correct name, but an empty body, and type set to "unknown". What am ...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37.1 [current] is released!
Replies: 144
Views: 38114

Re: v6.37.1 [current] is released!

We just started upgrading some of our equipment from 6.36.3 to 6.37.1, and found an undocumented change: Empty SSIDs are now forbidden in AP mode. I find no mention of this in the change log. We often configure single-radio APs with a dozen VirtualAPs or more. When we do this, we set the physical in...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML

Same trouble with 260GS. I was able to recover the more recent of the two with the procedure here . Unfortunately, my earlier entrant into the "dumb switch" category never gets to the point of blinking the "ACT" LED, and never attempts to retrieve the firmware. Apparently even its recovery boot cod...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML

We have tha same situation. Only tftp recovery helped. O course after recovery you have to configure it like a new one... :/
Wait: SwOS has tftp/bootp recovery? Why didn't I know this?!
by Hotz1
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

SwOS v1.17 --> RB260GSP --> blank HTML

We have about 20 RB260GSP deployed, most running 1.15 but some running 1.14. I upgraded one of them from 1.14 to 1.17. It still responds to pings, powers devices as before & the VPN settings seem to be intact, but instead of the Web GUI it just serves a blank page: not even an HTML tag. No way to ma...
by Hotz1
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.36 [current] is released!
Replies: 183
Views: 42059

Re: v6.36 [current] is released!

Not sure if this has been reported. Suppose you are running an older version of ROS with wireless-fp enabled, and you want to upgrade to 6.36. You might think it would be efficient to disable the wireless-fp package, enable the wireless-cm2 package, upload the new ROS image, and reboot once to make ...
by Hotz1
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik ATA
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: Mikrotik ATA

My previous gig was at a CLEC. We drastically cut costs by rolling out RB2011 as the SOHO CPE, and believe me when I say that we wished there was a 2-FXS model Mikrotik. I know exactly where you're coming from, but unfortunately, Mikrotik is not interested in branching out like that. (and I don't b...
by Hotz1
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik ATA
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: Mikrotik ATA

Wouldn't it be useful to provide an IP phone instead of ATA (+phone). Prices come down nowadays. Some may even opt for softphones like CSipSimple running on their smartphones. And you could provide optionally video telephony as an additional service. Since 2.3 Android has native support for SIP. Do...
by Hotz1
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik ATA
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: Mikrotik ATA

we're going to have to install two devices in every apartment: an RB951, and an ATA.  Next to our cable internet competitor's slick all-in-one device, our two boxes with two power supplies and a patch cable between them come across as decidedly less professional. Wouldn't it be useful to provide an...
by Hotz1
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik ATA
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: Mikrotik ATA

RouterOS is optimized as a ROUTER and is best used as such.  You're better off buying a proper ATA and keeping all telephony functions separate.  Keep in mind, if they were to add ATA functionality, they'd have to also add RJ-11 ports to have compatibility with most analog phones. Or make it a Mini...
by Hotz1
Mon May 02, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Reset TX and RX bytes
Replies: 8
Views: 3767

Re: Reset TX and RX bytes

how can I reset these counters? with command line above there are no changes on interface window..... Has anyone found an answer for this? I'd like to use these counters to track data usage per subscriber (VLAN), and reset them to zero at the start of every month. I can't figure out how to reset th...
by Hotz1
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.35 [current] is released!
Replies: 103
Views: 24696

Re: v6.35 [current] is released!

I get huge discrepancy in Ping latency using the Dude on a CHR 6.35. Pings from Winbox are good. Pings from Dude client are bad.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=107519
I've been seeing the same thing since they resumed x86 support with the separate package, FWIW.
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.35 [current] is released!
Replies: 103
Views: 24696

Re: v6.35 [current] is released! Torrent?

Torrent? http://www.mikrotik.com/download/routeros-ALL-6.35.torrent @Mikrotik any update ? For crying out loud... they are not making any torrents and most probably never will, stop asking them... Any torrent that was actually created lately was not official. This is the first release where MT hasn...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.33.1 version is released!
Replies: 48
Views: 12660

Re: 6.33.1 version is released!

Could someone who downloaded the Grand Unified Torrent™ for 6.33.1, please seed? It's stuck at 81.88%.
by Hotz1
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP

I mean, if mikrotik is doing that, I guess the reason could be in that direction... I'm wondering if this behavior is intentional, or if it might have been an inadvertent change at some point. The manual reads simply, "the smallest MAC address will be chosen automatically"; it makes no mention of i...
by Hotz1
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP

Guess the alternative is either to use an active port mac, or use a completely "made-up" one; the non active port mac shouldn't be used as it's not active but already present in the system and would cause issues... Not sure what issues using the MAC of a non-active port would cause; that's exactly ...
by Hotz1
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP

Until that happens, I'm thinking about setting the bridge's admin-mac to that of the lowest port (typically ether1) so existing static rules keep working. Are there any caveats to this approach? That's exactly how should be done and why that setting exist, proceed without fear... Okay, it's working...
by Hotz1
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge MAC and Static DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Bridge MAC and Static DHCP

Our network has a couple RB751U-2HnD as CPE. Wireless backhaul to our router, and all interfaces are bridged. We serve DHCP not only to client devices, but to the CPE as well, using a static DHCP lease. The problem is, if the MAC of the bridge changes, the static DHCP entry no longer matches, and th...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

As for AVG issue - I have tested it myself with rc16 and rc17 version but have not managed to reproduce it. It sound like something specific is configured on your AVG when Winbox is recognized as virus. Please test if issue persist when you use rc17. It's not just him; it has been happening on my P...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

New Winbox version is released!

What`s new in v3.0rc17:

*) discover older version RouterOS routers and SwOS switches as well;

http://www.mikrotik.com/download
YES!! Thank you.
by Hotz1
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

Hotz1 - This issue is fixed but it depends also on RouterOS version. Starting from 6.33 (and of 6.33rc of course) it will be fixed. That's good news--but you do realize that changing ROS to work with the beta winbox means that this issue is going to plague us until the last RB is upgraded to 6.33 o...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

This is a wInbox 3 bug of long standing reported in this thread multiple times by mutliple people. One such discussion begins here . In my opinion, this failure is the single most consequential remaining bug in beta Winbox, has been present since June or so, and is long overdue for a fix. Best avoi...
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Assign DHCP Address to Roadwarrior-Client
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Assign DHCP Address to Roadwarrior-Client

Found a solution. The tunnel isn't truly bridged, which means you don't get DHCP, and have to do a bit of a workaround: 1. Assign the bridge to the PPP profile 2. Carve out a section of the DHCP pool into a separate pool reserved for tunnel connections 3. Set the local address of the profile/secret ...
by Hotz1
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Assign DHCP Address to Roadwarrior-Client
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Assign DHCP Address to Roadwarrior-Client

I'm trying to do something similar. We have a client with a multi-building campus. Using EoIP between the main routers for each building, we have set up one particular subnet that spans all three buildings, for use with applications that require a single broadcast domain. Our client wants to add rem...
by Hotz1
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB912 board - new/old revision?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: RB912 board - new/old revision?

there are no differences that would affect the user... Maybe they don't affect the user right now, but suppose one of the revisions develops a terrible failure rate--maybe low quality capacitors that start failing horribly after a couple years, to pick an arbitrary example. :? Naturally, you want t...
by Hotz1
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Funky smell from 951Ui-2HnD at first start up
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Funky smell from 951Ui-2HnD at first start up

I haven't experienced this, though I use second-hand equipment more often than not. Bottom line: things just don't work once you let the Magic Smoke out. 8)
by Hotz1
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT SA5 bricked after update?
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: SXT SA5 bricked after update?

I cannot connect to the sxt via mac address. SXT isn't discovered and if I try to connect manually it isn't working. No chance to update the firmware at this moment, no connection possible. :( If you're using the Winbox 3 beta, that might be why it doesn't see the defaulted SXT. Alternatives would ...
by Hotz1
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I wonder what is the problem to do verbatim copy of MAC discovery procedure from WinBox 2 to WinBox3 ? "verbatim copy", sorry for my ignorance, I'm not a techno wizz, but what do you mean with that? He means, what is stopping the Winbox developers from just copying the discovery code from Winbox2, ...
by Hotz1
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Re:

The bottom line is; when I take a new router out of the box (so factory default) I can't open it with the new winbox. If this is what MT thinks of improving winbox I think they lost directions.... If you leave 3.0rc12 open long enough (on the order of a minute or two), it will eventually display th...
by Hotz1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I think he is suggesting winbox should store all files in the same folder where the winbox.exe was found [/b] this is what i am suggesting, so everywhere i go around places i plug my usb run winbox and every setting and viw the lastime i had in my routers should be there. look in the picture below!...
by Hotz1
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

i know that. i mean that it should choose by default the path that i am running winbox.exe. if i have a folder on my flash drive in root ...\winbox everything should be placed there and not in %appdata% How can it know where you want it? Just set the folder once, and Winbox will remember it. I thin...
by Hotz1
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Subnet mask and swos
Replies: 6
Views: 4147

Re: Subnet mask and swos

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/SwOS#System_Tab "Note: SwOS uses a simple algorithm to ensure TCP/IP communication - it just replies to the same IP and MAC address packet came from. This way there is no need for Default Gateway on the device itself." no need??? no way to manage it remotely using vlan...
by Hotz1
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Feature Request - DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: Feature Request - DHCP

i think sw os laks of L3 support, does not even supports a gateway to mange it from another subnets. It supports "L3" enough to recognize its own IP. But when its storage is an embedded 96 K SRAM*, maybe there just isn't enough room for the code required to do much more. And that's too bad, because...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

New Winbox beta version has been uploaded to download site: http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/winbox/3.0rc9/winbox.exe *) added RoMON support; What is "RoMON" http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:RoMON As usual, the manual offers a thorough description of how the controls work--but not a lot o...
by Hotz1
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Port Labels
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Port Labels

;) Anyway, I'm glad the powerbox came out, will never buy another RB260GSP again Unless you want Gigabit. My rooftop installations start with two RB260GSPs in a hinged case, with two lines coming in and eight RJ45 pigtails coming out. It would be really convenient to be able to dispense with the ca...
by Hotz1
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Home CPE + VoIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Re: Home CPE + VoIP

I can't really see MTK going into the voice arena tbh.The horde of asterisk frontend devices/projects you can get nowadays is very very complete.That said if they make such a device I would deffo be interested in it for some of my tiny remote sites and finally get rid of Mitel/Cisco crap that I hav...
by Hotz1
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude x86 4beta3
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: The Dude x86 4beta3

As an alternative to keeping that ROS/x86 server running just for The Dude, I was thinking about putting it in a VM. Can someone please direct me to basic instructions (my VM expertise is limited) on how to load the RouterOS ISO image into either Xen or KVM?
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude x86 4beta3
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: The Dude x86 4beta3

The Dude doesnt work on RouterOS 6.x . I have it running under ROS 6.19/x86. Since we can't get it running beyond that version (Upgrade to 6.20 --> No response from The Dude; revert to 6.19 --> configuration lost, time to rebuild the map.), we are stuck keeping this one rack-mount server spinning j...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ar928x in MiniPCI form factor?
Replies: 0
Views: 298

ar928x in MiniPCI form factor?

Does anyone know of a MiniPCI* radio based on the AR928X chipset?

* Not MiniPCI Express; looking for one that would work on an RB532.
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Subnet mask and swos
Replies: 6
Views: 4147

Re: Subnet mask and swos

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/SwOS#System_Tab "Note: SwOS uses a simple algorithm to ensure TCP/IP communication - it just replies to the same IP and MAC address packet came from. This way there is no need for Default Gateway on the device itself." Oh, there is definitely a need for them; it's just...
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: DHCP Client
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Re: DHCP Client

Why not add dhcp client option in swos? There are many situations in wich Rb can't be accessed because of static IP and the lack of subnet mask and gateway.
+1 Please give us DHCP and a subnet/gateway.
++This.
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

In addition to the neighbor list not populating after running for a while (the "Refresh" button returns an empty list), when you do run Winbox, sometimes when you close a Terminal window within the Winbox session, the entire session closes.

This is with 3.0rc5, running on Win7.
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP ready for prime time?
Replies: 83
Views: 24232

Re: RB260GSP ready for prime time?

Dear MK team. Latest SWOS is 1year old ! . 1.14 is from 2014-Mar-26 Happy Birthday! :D Please add name ports and other wishes here from forum. → Named ports (or a comment field) → DHCP client → Power-cycle a port as an atomic operation; the switch may be powering the router that connects it to the ...
by Hotz1
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Wireless package
Replies: 53
Views: 27670

Re: New Wireless package

One other 'gothcha!' I found; If you made yourself a script to set units to a default setting, the wireless is indeed changed. So the wireless part of the script is full with errors and therefore not accepted. The wireless interface does not even get enabled. So if your routine was to load the scip...
by Hotz1
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 123816

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I have yet to characterize the steps leading to this behavior, but when I leave the original Winbox window open (using the "Open in New Window" option), after a while the device scan stops working and the "Refresh" button yields only an empty list. Quitting Winbox and restarting restores normal oper...
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Feature Request - DHCP
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Feature Request - DHCP

At present, before you deploy each of these switches, you need to configure a computer to 192.168.88.0/24 to get the web UI, and use that to set the switch's address according to where it will be going. (And if you have pre-configured several switches for various locations, don't lose track of which...
by Hotz1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Feature request - button "power cycle" for each PoE Port
Replies: 11
Views: 5979

Re: Feature request - button "power cycle" for each PoE Port

Having a power-cycle option doesn't just make things easier; in some cases it's the only solution. Suppose the router that you need to power-cycle at a remote location owns the location's backhaul connection. If you only have power-off and power-on options, and no atomic power-cycle option, what hap...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R11e-5HacD
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: R11e-5HacD

:( Oh well.
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R11e-5HacD
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

R11e-5HacD

The product description says this radio is "perfect for any RouterBOARD with miniPCIe slot, such as RB953, RB912, RB922, RB800 or x86 devices with RouterOS."

The RB411U is conspicuously absent. Is there any reason to think these radios would not work with the RB411U?
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server

If you were following this forum, you could know that in 6.19 it was not possible to uninstall the dude from ros. This is not taking care about dude but just about ros. Nothing more. Sometimes I follow the forum closely, other times not as much. The bottom line is, there was no reason to expect tha...
by Hotz1
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server

The Dude hasn't been supported on ROS for quite some time, the package isn't even available for download anymore.
The release notes for 6.20 suggest that Dude on ROS wasn't completely off their minds:
  • *) fixed problem - it was not possible to see & uninstall dude package;
by Hotz1
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server

I am running 4b3 dude on Windows and pressing export quite often. No data loose. When I migrated dude from host to host I just imported last backup and it worked as expected. I believe the problem was with x86 machines running ROS. Do I dare risk crashing my Dude server to see if export works--toda...
by Hotz1
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server

1) Since 4.x, I have never lost configuration, even through major version upgrades. 2) Last I heard, exporting configuration with Dude 4.0b3 could crash the system and wipe out the map. Now that I'm searching for answers, I'm finding this is happening to many people. The only mention of Dude in the ...
by Hotz1
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

ROS 6.20 wiped out Dude server

The Dude server on my network is an x86 machine. It was running fine under 6.19, monitoring well over 100 devices on 8 submaps. I upgraded it to ROS 6.20. After that point, it would "actively refuse connection" from all the same Dude clients it used to work with before. I downgraded it to ROS 6.19. ...
by Hotz1
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLANs on bridged Ethernet ports
Replies: 1
Views: 544

VLANs on bridged Ethernet ports

Suppose you have a set of Ethernet ports (say 1-4), and you want each of them to bridge both tagged and untagged traffic. The most straightforward way is to simply bridge the Ethernet ports. But now suppose this device is the DHCP server for ten particular VLANs. Each DHCP server needs an explicit V...
by Hotz1
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Small PoE switch to power multiple different devices ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Small PoE switch to power multiple different devices ?

It may be a challenge to find even a mid-span device that outputs both 802.3af (your camera) and Passive PoE (RB433) directly, let alone a switch. Not that it isn't a good idea--I'm sure plenty of MT users also have '3af' devices on their networks--I just haven't seen it done.
by Hotz1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS - DHCP Client
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: SwOS - DHCP Client

I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if the switches are always plugged into the same network segment (i.e. same VLAN), then why do you need DHCP on them at all? Since you have to manually do some sort of configuration to begin with (trunk config, management VLAN, hostname, etc.), why not j...
by Hotz1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS - DHCP Client
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: SwOS - DHCP Client

With static DHCP leases, all the addresses are stored on the DHCP server. Addresses, default gateways, routing etc. for an entire broadcast domain can be managed from one device. Agreed, but if you're using static DHCP leases, the switch will always end up with the same IP. Each device would always...
by Hotz1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS - DHCP Client
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: SwOS - DHCP Client

I don't know much about your specific environment, but dynamic addressing of infrastructure is generally considered a VERY bad idea. Unless you're using dynamic DNS updates to an internal DNS server to track which IP's have been registered to unique infrastructure device hostnames, you have no way ...
by Hotz1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS - DHCP Client
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: SwOS - DHCP Client

Seconded! With all the development made to SwOS lately, I'm surprised it still has only static IP capability. Just to be able to pick any switch out of a pile, put it on a network without any special handling, and be able to access its admin interface would be a real time-saver.
by Hotz1
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Repeater mode
Replies: 16
Views: 7722

Re: Repeater mode

Hi, I talked to MikroTik support and they advised to set the distance to "indoors". /interface wireless distance=indoors and since then everything seems to be fine. Zap. So it this solution stable? Is it working for you? No more loops? It did nothing for my situation. The only way I have found thus...
by Hotz1
Sun May 11, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik UPA: PoE auto-on does not detect RB1100
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: OmniTik UPA: PoE auto-on does not detect RB1100

The RB1100 power consumption are not sufficently covered by OmniTik...
When I set the UPA to poe-out=forced-on, the 1100 powers up fine.
by Hotz1
Sun May 11, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik UPA: PoE auto-on does not detect RB1100
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

OmniTik UPA: PoE auto-on does not detect RB1100

I just purchased a used RB1100. The OmniTik UPA that I set up to test boards, does not send power to the 1100 when poe-out=auto-on. If I change it to poe-out=forced-on, it works. Is this normal? Either way, it would be good if someone would update this table in the Wiki accordingly.
by Hotz1
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Management-protection failure
Replies: 1
Views: 2658

Management-protection failure

I'm taking a bug reported in another thread and breaking it out into its own thread, so that it doesn't get lost. I have several RBs as wireless backhaul servers (ROS 6.7). Typically, I set up both ends as bridge or ap-bridge, using wds-mode=dynamic-mesh, and it works flawlessly. There is one link t...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Repeater mode
Replies: 16
Views: 7722

Re: Repeater mode

BTW, who do we have to bribe to get an explanation of what the letters along the left column of the wireless "Scanner" window signify? In ROS 6.7, most of the radios in my network have "APRWB". One has just "PRWB". They all display the radio name, and all but one displays the ROS version. The one th...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Repeater mode
Replies: 16
Views: 7722

Re: Repeater mode

I talked to MikroTik support and they advised to set the distance to "indoors". /interface wireless distance=indoors and since then everything seems to be fine. Well Hell, that should have been obvious to everyone! The next time this critical link in our network decides to come back up and i can re...
by Hotz1
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?

Can't You RMA them to seller? No; they were obtained as part of a salvage operation. WISPs upgrade their equipment, or go out of business, all the time. Most equipment comes out fine, but after several hundred previously-used RouterBoards have passed through your hands, you start to see patterns--a...
by Hotz1
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?

Is faster, less time consuming and less expensive replacing the board. Perhaps that is true in your situation. I have a couple dozen boards with damaged clips, and I am not in a position to spend $1000+ to replace them. I'm a WISP and I have opened, reopened and changed hundred of time wifi module,...
by Hotz1
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Source for replacement 15.5mm offset sockets?

I'm looking for a source for the tall (15.5mm offset) MiniPCI sockets found on RB433s and RB411Us--but I want the kind that has all-metal clips and supports that reach down to the board: http://www.hotz1.net/temp/MetalClip.jpg ...NOT the kind with thin bits of plastic that aren't even webbed for rei...
by Hotz1
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues
Replies: 67
Views: 21686

Re: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues

Small improvements are always necessary (if possible). And soldering poe-out is one of them. I wonder, why are there such rumours about poe-out devices when every device can be poe-out right from manufacturing. The ability to distribute power to other devices is good; the abilities to: turn power o...
by Hotz1
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code

Here's a new one from the RB1200 with the intermittent boot failure, after having been given a "/system reboot" command: After the usual "jumping to kernel code" message, it says, /bin/bash: symbol 'll_tzname_UtC': can't resolve symbol in lib '/lib/libc.so.0'. Power down. System Halted, OK to turn o...
by Hotz1
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code

For the record: I just took delivery of my third (used) RB1200, and this one has yet to lock up mid-boot. I can put it on a loop that sends it a reboot command via ssh every 15 seconds, and it will keep going for as long as I can stand the beeping. :-) So, that rules out a software/configuration iss...
by Hotz1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code

I'm reviving this thread because I have taken delivery of another RB1200, and it has the exact same problem with intermittent lockups during reboot as the last one I bought: Typically, it will successfully reboot two to four times in a row before it fails to complete the boot process--at which point...
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: PPC & the Dude
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: PPC & the Dude

Cheat and hook up a 750 with the dude. With my network map, even a 433AH comes up short: long stretches of 100% CPU--during which time it is doing crazy numbers of flash writes and probably missing probe replies that end up looking like outages. I ended up having to set the probe interval to 5 minu...
by Hotz1
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 - Final consensus?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

RB1200 - Final consensus?

I'm considering buying a used RB1200. Having found several unresolved threads discussing problems with this product, combined with its utter disappearance (moreso than other discontinued products) from the routerboard.com site, I have to ask: what is the final consensus on the RB1200? Is it: fatally...
by Hotz1
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless backhaul best practice?
Replies: 11
Views: 7087

Re: Wireless backhaul best practice?

what's with the 18month old thread resurrection? Actually I'm interested to hear about potential problems with the way I have been doing things, if it gives me a good reason to change them. Why is it troublesome? You will never get a link to register stay up (uptime) for days, most likely 5 or so l...
by Hotz1
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changelog RouterOS 6.7
Replies: 27
Views: 16416

Re: Changelog RouterOS 6.7

What's new in 6.7 (2013-Nov-26 09:57): *) poe - new poe controller firmware for RB750UP and OmniTIK UPA; what changes? In my brief experience upgrading my test-bench's UPA from 5.26 to 6.7, now a UPA will power two RB411s in ports 2 and 3, but as soon as you try to power a third RB411 in either por...
by Hotz1
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Netinstall transfer fails on some RouterBoards
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: Netinstall transfer fails on some RouterBoards

is router connected directly to PC or via some network. If the latter, then try to connect directly. Package transfer happen via TFTP (as in UDP) if packets go missing you get the star instead of a dot. They are on the same subnet, but not connected directly. The odd thing is, this same setup (NIC,...
by Hotz1
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Netinstall transfer fails on some RouterBoards
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Netinstall transfer fails on some RouterBoards

What exactly does it mean (beyond "something isn't working") when, running netinstall, after the serial console displays "transfer started", the usual line of dots '.' start printing stars '*' instead? (And continues to print stars until it gives up and boots from flash; see log output.) As for clea...
by Hotz1
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB816 on RB532
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: RB816 on RB532

please try to get a RB564 from elsewhere, perhaps from eBay and you could short have a look on both boards and the pin direction and if they are on the same points you give the RB816 a try, but I would more looking for a RB800 to couple it with the RB816, only my opinion but it makes more sense to ...
by Hotz1
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB816 on RB532
Replies: 2
Views: 928

RB816 on RB532

I'm sure I have asked this before, but a search on the board turned up nothing. Can someone tell me for certain (i.e., first-hand experience) whether the RB816 daughter board is compatible with the RB532? (I know the RB816 is only advertised as compatible with RB600 and RB800; but since it was relea...
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: Higher current power supply for longer lines

Do you use AWG24 cable ? Patchcables are only AWG26 and with 30 meters of cable you will get problems..
Cat5 (24 AWG solid-conductor, foil-shieded CMX)
by Hotz1
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: Higher current power supply for longer lines

Around 100' to the OmniTik UPA, then another 100' to the most distant unit (the others are 20-80' away).
Is that 100 ft about 30meters or 100 meters?
30m (100ft.)
by Hotz1
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: Higher current power supply for longer lines

When using an RB750UP or OmniTik UPA with the stock 2.5A power supply, we often see a voltage drop to as low as 20V on some of our installations with longer Cat5 runs, and it appears to be affecting the stability of some of our point-to-point links. What length is ..longer Cat5 runs..? Around 100' ...
by Hotz1
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: Higher current power supply for longer lines

In that case, I'll look through a pile of laptop chargers for something around 28V/3A.
by Hotz1
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Re: Higher current power supply for longer lines

With higher current availability, wouldn't the voltage drop be reduced?
by Hotz1
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Higher current power supply for longer lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

Higher current power supply for longer lines

When using an RB750UP or OmniTik UPA with the stock 2.5A power supply, we often see a voltage drop to as low as 20V on some of our installations with longer Cat5 runs, and it appears to be affecting the stability of some of our point-to-point links. Are there any caveats to using a 24V/3A (or 4A or ...
by Hotz1
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Windows driver support
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Windows driver support

try to set AP to 5200Mhz on AP and check if you then are able to see it/connect to it. Also check if your device running windows is set to correct country settings that allow the use of 5GHz 802.11a mode at all. Also, some sources tell that there where additional utility that could switch interface...
by Hotz1
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Windows driver support
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Windows driver support

r52 does not support 802.11n as hardware changes are required for that.
Yes, that much I know.
In the case of the r52, I still need to know if the drivers will allow Windows to use 802.11a, or if they only offer b/g channels.
by Hotz1
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Windows driver support
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Windows driver support

I know Windows drivers are available for download (e.g., here) for XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.

My question is: which of the drivers (e.g., AR5414 for r52) enable the use of the 5GHz bands and/or 802.11n?
by Hotz1
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Kernel Panic error after routeros upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

Re: Kernel Panic error after routeros upgrade

I just got a few RB133c3s that I am trying to reset to defaults. They boot fine, but I don't know the password to log in. I can't figure out how to get the reset button/jumper to reset the ROS configuration. When using netinstall/bootp, they give a one-line "kernel panic" message. As a last resort, ...
by Hotz1
Tue May 14, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues
Replies: 67
Views: 21686

Re: OmniTik UPA: Observations & Issues

I asked when will be OmniTIK UPA-5HnD with fixed hardware (led order). I don't ask about new product? Will be OmniTIK UPA-5HnD with fixed hardware or not? If they were working on a hardware revision that fixes this problem, and it were to become public knowledge, some people would delay their purch...
by Hotz1
Sun May 12, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Water Sxt
Replies: 74
Views: 12361

Re: Water Sxt

The right type is flexible and slightly adhesive. If you secure the Cat5 to the equipment pole a few inches below the level of the door, that 6" length isn't going to move around enough to break the seal. I agree that a rubber grommet would be ideal. Until we have something like that, my suggestion ...
by Hotz1
Sun May 12, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Water Sxt
Replies: 74
Views: 12361

Re: Water Sxt

If wind is driving water up the Ethernet cable and into the case, a little plumber's putty where the cable passes through the door should help.
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Barrel for wind load?
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Barrel for wind load?

I need to set up three or four panel antennas on a small (~5ft) equipment mast on a flat rubber roof, using a weighted surface-mount frame. This area sometimes experiences high winds (storm gusts well over 100mph), so we are concerned about wind load. What I have in mind is something barrel-shaped t...
by Hotz1
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9: scan reports actual 2.4GHz signals
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: XR9: scan reports actual 2.4GHz signals

The SR9, XR9 and the Xagyl 900MHz cards all run 2.4GHz chips with a 900MHz converter and amplifier on board. They can see a 2.4GHz broadcast if they are close enough or strong enough. You do not want the 2.4GHz and 900MHz cards in the same AP in production. Now THAT is some practical information th...
by Hotz1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9: scan reports actual 2.4GHz signals
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

XR9: scan reports actual 2.4GHz signals

I have a signal survey box that contains an XR9 (900MHz) radio for signal detection, and a CM9 (@2.4GHz) to provide wireless access for Winbox. When I run a scan with the XR9, Winbox reports not only signals from other XR9s, but the 2.4GHz signal from the other radio on the board as well. Unlike the...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 ROS 5.12 bootloader 2.38 issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: RB1200 ROS 5.12 bootloader 2.38 issue.

This sounds a lot like the problem I mentioned here . In my case, the RB1200 would either lock up before the boot loader printed anything to the display (about 1/3 of the time), or everything would work fine. Using the reset button to force the default boot-loader didn't help (it too would lock up 1...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3 RB1200 bricked!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3918

Re: 3 RB1200 bricked!!!!!

Then I hit o - boot device option in order to boot it through an ethernet port and then hit x in order to boot. Then it just stays there and throws a character and never responds again where could I get the firmware in order to upgrade via hyperterminal / serial port and see if this helps This soun...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code

After (re)installing 5.24 and the 3.02 boot loader, I ran a series of tests last night. 11 of 34 cold-boots failed, and 15 of 36 soft-boots ( / sys reboot ) failed. In every case, the failure occurred before the boot loader was able to send anything to the serial port. Conversely (or contrapositivel...
by Hotz1
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: RB1200 do not reboot, stopped on: jumping to kernel code

Took delivery of my first RB1200. The first two times I applied power, it failed to boot: no initial beep, not even output to the serial port. The third time it booted into RouterOS normally. After / system reboot, it stopped after displaying "Restarting system." and I had to remove & reapply power-...
by Hotz1
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 board revisions
Replies: 0
Views: 513

RB411 board revisions

In looking through my inventory of used RB411s, I noticed two hardware generations: 411.jpg The kind on the left looks like a newer revision; e.g., provisions for MicroSD and MiniPCIe found in later variants like the RB411U. Also, batch numbers printed on the backs of the boards are lower for the ki...
by Hotz1
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: Wall Jack APs

I also have the same bridging/WDS issues, which has put me off MikroTik AP's... WDS systems since 4.17 it just doesn't work...
FWIW, most of the WDS issues I have encountered were finally fixed as of 5.18. (better late than never)
by Hotz1
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: "Data from unknown device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, sent deauth" ?
Replies: 38
Views: 40938

Re: "Data from unknown device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, sent deauth

Is anyone out there listening?
Maybe a more recent thread will yield some answers, or at least posting there might draw more attention to the problem.
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very Slow Throughput Since ROS 6.0rc9 Upgrade [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: Very Slow Throughput Since ROS 6.0rc9 Upgrade [SOLVED]

I have found it difficult to run 5.x effectively on 100-series boards, though disabling unneeded packages helps.
/ system package print
/ system resource print
To downgrade: after uploading the file, use
/ system package downgrade
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 435Gs and what do folks think?
Replies: 23
Views: 2839

Re: 435Gs and what do folks think?

Lots and lots and lots of clients. Barracks chock full of people. Why I am leaning towards the sectors. I could imagine as many as 100 clients (or more) connecting to each tower...and breaking that up into smaller chunks would be ideal. I hate to say it after the foregoing (mostly theoretical) deba...
by Hotz1
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 435Gs and what do folks think?
Replies: 23
Views: 2839

Re: 435Gs and what do folks think?

With an Omni 360*, you will get 17dBi in a "pure" circle transmission (antenna dependable) - This means that you will transmit your power (1600mW) at 360* with 17dBi gain. With 4 x 90* panels joined them together to get a 360* transmission, you will have: a. 4 x money that you will spend to do the ...
by Hotz1
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 435Gs and what do folks think?
Replies: 23
Views: 2839

Re: 435Gs and what do folks think?

With an Omni 360*, you will get 17dBi in a "pure" circle transmission (antenna dependable) - This means that you will transmit your power (1600mW) at 360* with 17dBi gain. With 4 x 90* panels joined them together to get a 360* transmission, you will have: a. 4 x money that you will spend to do the ...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65

Been there myself. For future reference: when a radio is doing something strange, always- try resetting its configuration, and then re-configuring it, before swapping it out. Depending on your options for accessing the box, sometimes it will save you the trouble of a climb, or a truck roll, or even ...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65

Did you try resetting the configurations of the radios before replacing them (using / interface wireless reset-configuration ... ), and/or trying those same radios on different RBs? Sometimes ROS upgrades don't entirely "clean up" configuration problems left over from older ROS versions. Installing ...
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal

Perhaps intervening obstacles are absorbing energy of one polarity much more thoroughly than the other. Rotating the antenna so that you use two 45* planes, rather than H/V, would answer that question.
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: ROS5.2 dropping signal on a link that is -65

Step One is going to be: upgrade to the latest ROS and re-test.
by Hotz1
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: pasting commands from wiki = syntax errors
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: pasting commands from wiki = syntax errors

It looks more like a line-continuation problem to me. The second and third lines ("add comment..." and "protocol..." are supposed to be on the same line, not broken in the middle. You may need to paste these lines into a text editor and remove the extra linefeeds, so that every line ends with the ba...
by Hotz1
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Water Sxt
Replies: 74
Views: 12361

Re: Water Sxt

As I just posted in another thread , for over a year we have had three absolutely un-modified SXTs deployed in a windy environment less than 1km from the ocean, with not a bit of trouble. Maybe we are lucky and the units we received (manufactured in 2011) were better-made than later runs; Maybe secu...
by Hotz1
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT are not for outdoor. damaged units
Replies: 29
Views: 12337

Re: SXT are not for outdoor. damaged units

I dont understand how so many people have issues with SXT. We have a bunch from the first production run, 100m from the ocean with high wind going about 2km and they have been rock solid. They have survived several tropical cyclones now. We mounted them just like in the Mikrotik video. Have you don...
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sprint LTE & USB adapters
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Sprint LTE & USB adapters

Two questions: 1) Has anyone found a solution that works with Sprint LTE? Preferably miniPCI-e, but we'd settle for USB. I am told Franklin Wireless' U770 and/or U772 will support Sprint LTE, but they aren't on the current supported hardware list . 2) Does anyone (yet) make a 5V USB power injector t...
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Resetting RB2011UAS-RM
Replies: 2
Views: 2349

Re: Resetting RB2011UAS-RM

Unless ether2-10 are disabled, you should be able to connect a PC to any of them and connect via MAC Winbox.
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

just a thought: did you upgrade to 5.21 before upgrading to 5.22, or did you go directly from 5.20 to 5.22? If there were bootloader changes in 5.21 that are needed to boot 5.22, skipping over it would be a problem.
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

...Then we started the process of upgrading the 435G's. Literally every second one we upgrade is bricked and needs to be netinstalled back to 5.20... Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem could be? Is it faulty hardware? Is it something with 5.22? Before upgrading ROS firmware, be sure ...
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cpu uses 90-100% in 19-20 Hotspot users
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: cpu uses 90-100% in 19-20 Hotspot users

Any follow-up on what the problem was, for the benefit of the next guy?
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.23 released!
Replies: 72
Views: 24647

Re: 5.23 released!

1) Have you watched the console output upon rebooting? You may have to install something else (e.g., 5.23rc1) first, so that the installer recognizes it as a different version from what is already there. 2) Check the dates on the files you are uploading; maybe you are uploading the older version by ...
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: cpu uses 90-100% in 19-20 Hotspot users
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: cpu uses 90-100% in 19-20 Hotspot users

  • Use the profiler tool to find out which subsystem(s) are using so much CPU; and
  • The logs may contain some useful information.
by Hotz1
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.23 released!
Replies: 72
Views: 24647

Re: 5.23 released!

After update to 5.23 on my x86 machine, dude server works but i cannot move devices over the map :/
Bug, or what?
This happened with our x86 router when we upgraded to 5.22.
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

This cannot be normal dhcp-server behavior, nor can this many different clients (owned by various individuals working in different organizations) be misconfigured in the same way... Clearly something is broken! I have the same problem with many customers on 5.22 and DHCP leases, Yes there is someth...
by Hotz1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

This cannot be normal dhcp-server behavior, nor can this many different clients (owned by various individuals working in different organizations) be misconfigured in the same way. This isn't even the complete list for one day, just the more egregious examples: DHCP deassigns/reassigns the same IP to...
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

At the very least, I would expect these events to occur three days apart; i.e., the duration of the lease. And I certainly would not expect a DHCP renewal to cause connections to drop. Insights, anyone? This is probably normal behaviour. A DHCP client should renew its IP adress at half leasetime. M...
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

Beginning on Nov 12, several devices on our network are having their (static) DHCP addresses deassigned and immediately reassigned every few hours, intermittently, despite the standard 3-day lease length... At the same time that this occurs, current connections (e.g., VoIP, Skype) on these devices ...
by Hotz1
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 5ghz N card, 2x2, best power/price ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: Best 5ghz N card, 2x2, best power/price ratio

Price/power ratio is not a very useful metric:

1) If your radio is simply underpowered for your needs, you can't just buy a couple more dBm and upgrade it.
2) Rx sensitivity is at least as important as Tx power, especially with client-facing radios.
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB-493G ethernet lockups
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: RB-493G ethernet lockups

Then I changed the cabling and connectors to two RB433... Everything worked like a charm since then. I still have to change one cable... Try using a different cable ;)
And invest in a Cat5 cable tester! Even one of the inexpensive ones (~$10) will save you some big headaches.
by Hotz1
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Detect & connect to open (un-encrypted) networks
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Detect & connect to open (un-encrypted) networks

I knew I had seen a static configuration somewhere that does (most of) what I need: in Butch Evans' blog. I had neglected to tell the backhaul radio not to associate with the client radio on the same board...with predictable results! Live and learn.
by Hotz1
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Detect & connect to open (un-encrypted) networks
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Detect & connect to open (un-encrypted) networks

I have a two-radio "travel AP" that I bring with me from place to place. When there is Wifi but not wired access, I have to configure the "backhaul" radio to connect to the local AP. My question: is there a script that will scan for open SSIDs, and connect to them one-by-one until it finds one that ...
by Hotz1
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB604 & bus contention
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: RB604 & bus contention

For the record: I just now discovered that this limitation applied to the RB564 daughterboard , not the RB604. "Note: You can not use more than two AR5414 chipset (e.g. R52) cards in RB/564. If you want to use three or four miniPCI cards in RB/564, you should use other chipset based radios for those...
by Hotz1
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: problem with routerboard 411ah with f50 pro card wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: problem with routerboard 411ah with f50 pro card wireles

Hi, When the radio mikrotik 411 ah and Wireless Card F50 Pro Link will be launched as soon as the link is established, the device reboots and the wireless card is not recognized. The radio is in the list of supported hardware , so the next thing to do is watch the output of the serial console while...
by Hotz1
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Unusual client behavior as of server upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Unusual client behavior as of server upgrade to 5.22

We have an x86 router running ROS/Dude 3.6. Since upgrading it to 5.22, we cannot reposition devices on the client map. We can select and double-click them, right-click them, etc., but not move them by dragging. The buttons that arrange multiple objects in a line or an arc work, and the objects can ...
by Hotz1
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) for RB?
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) for RB?

I was hoping there might be ROS support for (or plans to support) an existing ATA with a miniPCI or miniPCI-e interface, such as OpenVox's B100M or B200M.
by Hotz1
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) for RB?
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) for RB?

Are there any Analog Telephone Adapter interfaces that work with Routerboard hardware (as opposed to an x86 platform)? We would like to incorporate phone service into our product line (the better to compete with certain large ISPs that offer both phone and internet), but remain an all-Mikrotik shop....
by Hotz1
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB-2011L-RM : VLAN + DHCP problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3409

Re: RB-2011L-RM : VLAN + DHCP problem

So if you're bridging VLANs and VAPs, and plan to serve DHCP from another box, remember to "Add ARP"! I have many VAPs bridged to VLANs where the DHCP server is on a remote system and don't have "Add ARP" set on any of those DHCP servers, so there has to be more to it. If the DHCP server is having ...
by Hotz1
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB-2011L-RM : VLAN + DHCP problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3409

Re: RB-2011L-RM : VLAN + DHCP problem

I just spent an hour wrestling with this same issue--and I have been using this same configuration successfully for the past year or more! The key: on the DHCP server, enable "Add ARP For Leases" add-arp=yes So if you're bridging VLANs and VAPs, and plan to serve DHCP from another box, remember to "...
by Hotz1
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

Beginning on Nov 12, several devices on our network are having their (static) DHCP addresses deassigned and immediately reassigned every few hours, intermittently, despite the standard 3-day lease length. Here is the log of the most recent incident (MAC addresses changed, obviously): Nov 30 08:47:56...
by Hotz1
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Trying to setup Groove A 2-Hn
Replies: 16
Views: 7308

Re: Trying to setup Groove A 2-Hn

Yes, Quickset is a new feature - it allows you to configure devices with a few clicks. We only added it recently (RouterOS v5.14). We plan to add more features, and more modes (in addition to CPE/AP). I will check why you lost the signal LEDs, will get a Groove to test it. As a suggestion for futur...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47795

Re: 5.22 released!

The link "all stable files" at the download page still points at ROS 5.21. Need to correct the link manually. Has anyone considered that having so many different torrent files means far less effective seeding? Someone who downloads the mipsle torrent, can only peer with someone else who downloaded ...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: flash on profile?
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

Re: flash on profile?

The same thing happened to me just moments ago with an RB750UP (running 5.21) that is in the field. I was running winbox, and looking at the profiler at the time. All was looking good, then suddenly the CPU pinned at 100%, the profiler indicated massive flash activity, and before I could tell it to ...
by Hotz1
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Doubt vlan, ssid from AP
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Doubt vlan, ssid from AP

I think you meant to use "bridge20" in the last two lines. Also, there is no interface named "wlan10"; the interface with that SSID is named "wlan1": interface bridge port add bridge=bridge10 interface=ether1.10 disabled=no interface bridge port add bridge=bridge10 interface=wlan1 disabled=no interf...
by Hotz1
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Suggestion for 30 miles link
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Suggestion for 30 miles link

I don't think Horizontal antennas can help with signal strength. No but horizontal polarization can improve your S/N ratio as: - little bit less susceptible to multipath If you don't have clear LOS, multipath can be a good thing (up to a point), because every reflection increases the energy that re...
by Hotz1
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 750UP as POE Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: RB 750UP as POE Switch

Can we use RB750UP as a switch. Actually I have a few sites where the AP's tend to hang. They need to be rebooted and then everything is normal. those sites are not human managed and in remote areas where it taks like 4 hrs to reach. I was looking for a smart POE switch with network access. Could n...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: Wall Jack APs

Surely Mikrotik can make a product like this based on the 751/951 platform. It just needs an internal ether1/PoE jack, or some other way to route a cable around to the front of the board, and a backing plate that fastens to a standard wall plate bracket. Surely it can be done for much less than the...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: Wall Jack APs

We use the Ruckus faceplate AP's. Brilliant bits of kit. Surely Mikrotik can make a product like this based on the 751/951 platform. It just needs an internal ether1/PoE jack, or some other way to route a cable around to the front of the board, and a backing plate that fastens to a standard wall pl...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Detecting loop on wds...
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

Re: Detecting loop on wds...

Whats the difference between stp and rstp, i know one is faster that the other, but this impact on cpu? or performance witch is better?
stp = Spanning Tree Protocol
rstp = -Rapid- Spanning Tree Protocol
Wikipedia and the RouterOS Wiki/Manual are your friends!
by Hotz1
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTIK and RB711-2n
Replies: 114
Views: 54441

Re: OmniTIK and RB711-2n

I think that Omnitik will serve well in PtMP scenarios... If Ports 2 to 5 would also be able to output PoE, then we could feed the omnitik with up to four backbone links using only ONE cable (for power and data) to the roof of the tower. The Omnitik would then also serve as the towers router. Yes, ...
by Hotz1
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB.433 WIRELESS LINK
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: RB.433 WIRELESS LINK

i want to change channel of ap without client disconnecting,without use scanlist at client.i thank that client must connect to ap by mac clone,but i dont know how can i do that... I don't think there is any way to change channels (frequency) without dropping the clients, for at least a few seconds ...
by Hotz1
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: dead rb750 after upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3455

Re: dead rb750 after upgrade

We received four used RB750s a couple days ago. All four booted fine and functioned properly running 4.x, so I began the process of upgrading (to 4.17, 5.0, then 5.21, updating the firmware whenever one becomes available). Three out of four made it to ROS 5.21 & 3.0 firmware; one got bricked along t...
by Hotz1
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help identify router board (possibly not MT)
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Help identify router board (possibly not MT)

Thanks! I'll pass it on to the owner.
by Hotz1
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help identify router board (possibly not MT)
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Help identify router board (possibly not MT)

The owner says this board is running RouterOS; can anyone identify the make & model? (The radio looks like an r52.)

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by Hotz1
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bonding of wireless interfaces help
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Bonding of wireless interfaces help

This particular site has very difficult link conditions - no los - and more bandwidth is required. I decided to try bonding but I don't know which mode to choose for bandwidth aggregation between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2. The AP (WDS) has enough bandwidth for aggregation, but so far I managed to...
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product idea: traffic generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Product idea: traffic generator

i'd go with RB951-2n it casts 5.05$ more than rb411L but for that you get 2.4GHz wireless that is N capable and a case. Use it to monitor wireless spectrum to select best channel, monitor power on wall socket (if it is down) and generate traffic. And in the end can be used as backup unit to provide...
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wanted - New hardware from MikroTik
Replies: 46
Views: 10480

Re: Wanted - New hardware from MikroTik

And if no SXT with 2 or 3 Ethernet ports, a rb713 formfactor board would do. There are now several 3rd party good and cheap antenna boxes to build around rb7xx form factor but as soon as I need more than one Ethernet I have to look for something bigger to host a rb433 series board. Just to make one...
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help With Setting up Mesh Network with Omnitiks
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Help With Setting up Mesh Network with Omnitiks

Duplicate post, answered here.
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Preconfigure new/replacement wireless card?
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: Preconfigure new/replacement wireless card?

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Configuration_Management#Automatic_Import Combined with /interface wireless export compact file=settings.auto.rsc you should be able to get it the way you want it. If a field tech replaces a radio card, and that radio is how the box joins your network, then you ...
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Issue Regarding Omnitik's Dual Antennas
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Issue Regarding Omnitik's Dual Antennas

You don't need a second radio for mesh; use WDS, which allows you to use one radio for both clients and backhaul. (The OmniTik has no wlan2; it has one dual-chain radio, with each antenna connected to one of the chains. The antennae are not configured independently.) As usual, the WDS section of the...
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product idea: traffic generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Product idea: traffic generator

Every routerboard can generate traffic--but you don't want to generate traffic using the same board that the link is running on, right? I'm talking about a separate device that you would leave installed on-site. As for monitoring the network: with all critical equipment on UPS, Dude will not tell us...
by Hotz1
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product idea: traffic generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Product idea: traffic generator

How about an inexpensive IP-addressable device built specifically to generate traffic for bandwidth testing? Power it directly from the wall (rather than UPS) and it would double as a power-failure monitor. "RB710"?
by Hotz1
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433 - Connection Problems with Ethernet Adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: RB433 - Connection Problems with Ethernet Adapter

Double-check the IP settings of both the RB and your Nettop: make sure that both are (still) static and on the same subnet. If either has switched to use DHCP, you might be able to connect with WInbox via MAC, but not by IP, without a DHCP server like the NetGear.
by Hotz1
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OmniTek 5.8
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: OmniTek 5.8

If you plan to use the OmniTiks as repeaters (i.e., backhaul), they will all have to be on the same channel, most likely using bridged or meshed WDS. This can be done, but it will be very inefficient and susceptible to noise. Much better to lay out your backhaul network to use dedicated point-to-poi...
by Hotz1
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433uah with 3 r52hn
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: 433uah with 3 r52hn

if you check on routerboard.com RB433UAH gives 14W to extension cards, while R52Hn card uses 7W each. However you can squeeze a bit more, but i really doubt that you could power all 3 cards at full TX power. however, if you reduce TX power to some smaller value, you could get within power budget th...
by Hotz1
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless hardware and setup for access in park from apt
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Wireless hardware and setup for access in park from apt

Hotz1, thanks for taking the time to provide me a little direction. I had guessed that in the end there would be some trial-and-error. I have been trying to do a little research on the matter, but could you elaborate on the use of two single-polarity panels. Would I use one with a horizontal polari...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with mikrotik and IOS6
Replies: 46
Views: 39332

Re: Problem with mikrotik and IOS6

Are these settings in the phone or the router and where? Encryption settings are controlled by the router: / interface wireless security-profiles Upon discovery, iOS saves these settings on the phone/device, along with whatever encryption key you entered to gain access. The problem is, iOS seems to...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433uah with 3 r52hn
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: 433uah with 3 r52hn

I have an equal situation. Do I need to connect an antenna at both MMCX connectors in R52hn? So I need of six antennas, or can I connect only one antenna for each R52hn? For wifi N is mandatory 2 antennas for each R52hn. Is it true? Each chain that you enable on the radio needs an antenna. For best...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.21 released
Replies: 78
Views: 19018

Re: 5.21 released

router with internet connection configured will connect to mikrotik.com and check if new version is available. If update is possible you have options to "download" or "download & upgrade" packages from the internet. Is the checking & downloading done directly by the RB, or by the PC running Winbox?...
by Hotz1
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless hardware and setup for access in park from apt
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Wireless hardware and setup for access in park from apt

I live in an apartment which is located across from a park and I would like to setup an access point that I could use to connect to my network while I am in the park. It would be nice to just be able to connect via my laptop's built in wireless, but if that is not possible I would consider a discre...
by Hotz1
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 112 upgrade problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Re: RB 112 upgrade problem

Upgrading over such a large range of versions is problematic. Plus, there was a change from 7- to 8-char license keys. This is the recommended sequence: Upgrade to 3.30 In Winbox, go to "System > License" and click on "Update License Key". (The PC running Winbox must be connected to the Internet.) U...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTP not working in RB411U
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: NTP not working in RB411U

As I understand it, the NTP package is an NTP server. The NTP client is still under "/ system ntp" in the console, or "System > SNTP Client" in winbox.
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Channel Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Hotspot Channel Layout

If you're using WDS between the radios, they need to have both the same SSID and channel. I have heard that this allows "seamless roaming" for clients, but I have never set up a system like that so I can't speak from experience. Normally, I would give the radios the same SSID, put them on non-overla...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 300 vehicles in one place
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: 300 vehicles in one place

If you have ethernet to each AP, you can just bridge each AP's wlan and ether, and bridge all the ether (a simple switch will do) to a central router. Use the same SSID on each AP, distribute channels 1/6/11 to minimize overlap, and that's about it. No need for WDS because you have wired backhaul, w...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh problems
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Mesh problems

I'm not clear from the description where the Ubnt AP fits into this, but with all the Ethernet, it seems to me all these ports should be bridged, not meshed. Also, mesh (HWMP+) is a MT-proprietary protocol, so interoperation with much of anything non-MT, from APs to switches, will be problematic.
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with mikrotik and IOS6
Replies: 46
Views: 39332

Re: Problem with mikrotik and IOS6

The other trouble is that iOS "remembers" the encryption settings of a network (SSID) when it discovers it, and doesn't revise those settings if they have changed . So if you change the encryption settings, you may need to tell your iOS device to "forget" that network and rediscover it, before it wi...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: using mikrotik products with ubnt sector 120/19
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Re: using mikrotik products with ubnt sector 120/19

Connect one dual-chain radio to one dual-polarity antenna, and you will no longer need two SSIDs.
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wireless problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2332

Re: Mikrotik wireless problem

But not problem if at the moment i am using only one chain?because now i don't have 2*2 MIMO antenna,i hope not broken my 411u and 751 router because still very bad the signal and the ccq You are using one chain, and one antenna. So, is the antenna on the right connector for that chain? At this poi...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ap bridge,bridge,station,station bridge or station WDS ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: ap bridge,bridge,station,station bridge or station WDS ?

AP Bridge with WDS set to dynamic will allow an AP to repeat as long as the SSID and frequency match... For maximum throughput, two SXTs back-to-back (on different channels, bridged via Ethernet) should give you at least double the performance of an OmniTik set up as a repeater. (Each link can Tx s...
by Hotz1
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple Virtual AP Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 7328

Re: Multiple Virtual AP Problem

I've resolved this problem. When you create the first Virtual AP it offsets bit 2 of the MAC address of the primary wireless interface to create a unique MAC address for the Virtual AP. It does this each time you create a brand new Virtual AP giving each one an individual MAC address. However, what...
by Hotz1
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433uah with 3 r52hn
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: 433uah with 3 r52hn

He only asked if could be problems and I said yes but problems ca be no matter what cards he use. I had problems with only 2 cards but it depends. Testing is the only way. In that case a simple "yes" wasn't much help. What do you recommend for this RouterBoard RB433UAHL? I have to connect three poi...
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noise Floor < -100 dBm, normal??
Replies: 17
Views: 33339

Re: Noise Floor < -100 dBm, normal??

Older legacy chipsets could have noise level approx up to -97, but new N chipset cards has better results and could go to above -100. I'm sure they have improved, but -113 ? That would be one heck of a quiet neighborhood--less than 3% as much ambient RF as I have ever seen. You could add a second i...
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 493G Corrupted Boot (Third time in 2 weeks)
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: RouterBoard 493G Corrupted Boot (Third time in 2 weeks)

It probably wouldn't hurt to "format nand" from the boot menu prior to netinstall, either.
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52hn and 2 antennas
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: R52hn and 2 antennas

Sure ,it is no problem .but I don't understand why you want to do that.
Maybe he has a bunch of single-pol panels on hand, and wants to reduce the recommended 10' separation when using the same polarity?
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noise Floor < -100 dBm, normal??
Replies: 17
Views: 33339

Re: Noise Floor < -100 dBm, normal??

...this is very good result. Nothing for worry about it.
The OP is concerned that an "unnaturally" low noise floor might indicate a defective receiver. And he has a point. Even with low-power cards with no antenna connected, internal RF is usually enough to keep the noise floor above -100.
by Hotz1
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 433uah with 3 r52hn
Replies: 18
Views: 2920

Re: 433uah with 3 r52hn

yes
It would be helpful to know the nature of the problem(s):
  • RF interference (three high-powered radios in same band?)
  • Heat dissipation?
  • Grounding (physical contact)?
Each has its own set of solutions.
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