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by arffer
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb
Replies: 18
Views: 4144

Re: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb

So the rb450 can be used however I wish (not in bridge or switch mode) so long as the eth1 is not 10mb? I can live with that. I did a new install last week, two RB433 and an RB333. All three on ROS 3.10. All three at 10MB on port 1. The RB333 was fine, both of the RB433s exhibited the symptoms desc...
by arffer
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33172

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

Ehm, now I'm lost somewhere ;-) ... What script for a "special username/password" do you mean? The thread here was about an app for CPE alignment... Perhaps there are two different applications being discussed on this thread? The software was written to run with our own-brand hardware, but will run...
by arffer
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33172

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

cmit, are you still active on this thread, and if so, are you still offering the script? I have downloaded your application, and would like to try it on some of my mikrotik routers, but need the script to do so. Is that script to create the special username/password for this application available an...
by arffer
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: L2 mesh and winbox caution
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: L2 mesh and winbox caution

No so much a bug... but rather that winbox always lags a bit behind the cli feature set. Usually, winbox laging just means that some new features are only available through the cli. But in this case, the lag can unexpectedly mess up settings done through the cli.
by arffer
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: L2 mesh and winbox caution
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

L2 mesh and winbox caution

Just to possibly save others some frustration... As of ROS 3.10, winbox does not know about layer 2 meshes, so the cli must be used. One of the cli settings that you will be setting is the 'wds-default-bridge' setting on the wireless interface; you need to set it equal to the mesh interface you crea...
by arffer
Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?
Replies: 149
Views: 33172

Re: CPE-Antenna alignment via customer / Application available?

cmit,

If you are still giving out the script to create the special username/password, I'd sure appreciate a copy.

Thanks!

alan@fiebig.us
by arffer
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Deleting expired users
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Deleting expired users

Thanks for the post. I read that thread, and it appears to pertain to removing the connection of an active hotspot (or ppoe) user. That's not what I'm asking for. I'm asking if there is a means to remove a user from the usermanager database based upon them having no remaining uptime credits and a la...
by arffer
Sat May 31, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Deleting expired users
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Deleting expired users

In a given hotspot installation, it is very likely that many users will drop by, purchase a specific credit package (1 hour, 1 day, 1 week etc.), and at some point move on and never be seen again. Think of a coffee shop, or hotel etc. where travelers use the hotspot. Very quickly, the usermanager da...
by arffer
Tue May 27, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS ping problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: WDS ping problem

For anyone stumbling upon this thread that had no resolution posted... I just finished struggling with the same problem. Router A has an ethernet connection to the Internet, and a wireless in AP Bridge mode with WDS enabled. This router serves both clients and also another AP. Router B has only a wi...
by arffer
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple WEP keys, HOWTO?
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Multiple WEP keys, HOWTO?

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

Out of curiosity, what are 'private-algo' and 'private-key' in the Access List rules for, if not for assigning encryption keys to individual mac addresses?

Appreciate your help!
by arffer
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple WEP keys, HOWTO?
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Multiple WEP keys, HOWTO?

Great appreciation is given in advance for all help. I've been stumped by what I thought would be simple for two days now. RB333 RouterOS 3.7 Atheros R52H 2.4GHz B/G band 2432 (Channel 6). My goal is to use Access Lists to authenticate my customers via MAC, and allow each customer to use their own w...
by arffer
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server

I don't see how it is obvious that the problem is with trendnet and not with MT. Trendnet could just as easily, and correctly, say that their card works with every AP except MT, so it is obviously a problem with MT. Be fair... we know there is an interoperability problem, but at this point we don't ...
by arffer
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server

Oh, that's helpful. So every client using my hotspot who happens to own this card, and can use it on non-MT hotspots, will be very happy when I tell them to go buy a new adapter if they want to use my, or any other, MT hotspot. I would like to find out why the trendnet adapter works with non-MT dhcp...
by arffer
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Trendnet tew-421 cardbus does not see MT DHCP server

Hopefully someone will have an idea here. Have a new RB333 running 3.01rc13 with a public ether1 and a private (192.168.7.1/24) wlan1 using an Atheros AR5413 card. I have configured a dhcp server on wlan1: name="dhcp1" interface=wlan1 lease-time=3d address-pool=dhcp_pool1 bootp-support=static author...
by arffer
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE lockups around 200 users connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Doh!

Whenever this happens, customers start calling in and screaming, so my support staff race over to the MT and reboot it. I finaly set up remote logging so I could see the logs at the time this happens, even if they reboot the MT before I can look. And sure enough, there they were. Log after log of "2...
by arffer
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE lockups around 200 users connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

PPPoE lockups around 200 users connected

Any and all help sure would be appreciated... I have been experiencing numerous lockups lately. I have seen it happen on all of the recent OS versions, including 2.9.14 that I am currently running. The symptoms: Everything works perfectly until approximatly 200 users are logged on (meaning they show...
by arffer
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Synchronous interface layer one access
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Yes, the SBE/LMC card. The ethernet's I'd like to see stats/counters on are just run of the mill typical cards, including Mikrotik's RouterBOARD 44
by arffer
Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable Connection Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Disable Connection Tracking

At pek times, I have around 1,500 users connected and passing through my MT router. Some of these users have networks, so the actual number of PCs may be higher than 1,500. With other routers I have used (linux based) I have had trouble with connection tracking enabled in that the conntracks table f...
by arffer
Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: virus port list
Replies: 18
Views: 7045

Three questions about timew's filter set 1) In the chain=forward set, the 4th rule does a jump to the virus chain. As the virus chain does not have a return at its end, how do the remaining 3 forward rules ever get tested? (udp accept, limit pings, drop excess pings). I don't see how the chain ever ...
by arffer
Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synchronous interface layer one access
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Synchronous interface layer one access

I am currently using a DS3 PCI card in my MT router. I know others are running other synchronous cards at various speeds. My question (request for help) is regarding access to layer 1 diagnostics. How can I see the various counters etc. I'm use to seeing on these types of interfaces to monitor the h...
by arffer
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: SBE / LMC DS3 assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 904

SBE / LMC DS3 assistance

Greetings, I just purchased my first Mikrotik router a week ago. After talking with Mikrotik at Wisp-NOG about using the SBE / LMC T3 card, I went ahead and purchased the router software and the card. Today I put everything together and started configuring the router. My problem is that the SBE inte...