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by andreacoppini
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Where did you buy it?
by andreacoppini
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Hola Pedro, I have a ZISA stick I’m selling. It used to work for me perfectly on Orange in Barcelona, but I have since moved to Sevilla and moved my Orange service with me and it doesn’t work here. I think the providers have tightened up their ONT checks in the ‘newer’ rollouts - or I’m just unlucky...
by andreacoppini
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Andrea at tacoppini dot com
by andreacoppini
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

I have a spare Zisa gpon module for sale. If there is someone interested please PM me. Free shipping to Spain :) is this carlito one or what ? Not the carlito one. This is the ZISA module. The one referenced in the above documents before Carlito developed their own SFP (which is never available :-( )
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

So I've tried to do this again on a new Orange Spain connection, but this time I can't get it past the INIT stage. I did change the Serial Number and the PLOAN (ONT Password) on the ZISA SFP, but I suspect that Orange are no checking for firmware version too, but I don't know how to change these on ...
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Yeah, like I said, you need to define a VLAN subinterface on the Sfp1 port and set your DHCP client (and Nat rules) on the VLAN interface, not SFP. Most of the time it’s not QinQ but service tag, try setting the VLAN interface to “Service Tag” mode. If it’s really QinQ, you can configure this on Mik...
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Simply add a VLAN interface putting the master interface as the SFP port.
by andreacoppini
Mon May 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

How do you get the SLID and the PLOAM from your current ONT?
Orange's LiveBox (ONT+Router+AP combo) actually shows this on the WebUI. When I had Movistar I had a separate ONT + Router, maybe there is a way to get onto the ONT (not the router)'s WebUI and take it from there?
by andreacoppini
Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Could you help me with OP151S which stuck in 05-OPERATION mode (see previous post). I can manually add GEMPORT-s and then I can see IPTV traffic. But DHCP is not working and I'm getting error when my ISP provider ty to attach GEMPORT-s like error = 3009. I don't know how to help you. I'm still lear...
by andreacoppini
Fri May 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain
Replies: 209
Views: 45386

Re: Usage GPON module SFP in Spain

Just did this, with Orange Spain. Worked straight away.

Goodbye Livebox!

Thanks!
by andreacoppini
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant

it is near impossible to damage a radio just by misconfiguring RouterOS.
You’re absolutely right, but they can easily be damaged if they are powered up without an antenna attached. This applies to all transmitters, always have an antenna attached


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by andreacoppini
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?
Replies: 30
Views: 1945

Re: Strangeness with devices losing one-way comm with network?

Sounds like something on the switch side of the remote building. When you reboot, the port on the switch does not down/up, but when you power cycle it does, so it gets reset. Do you have a manageable switch by any chance? Check/replace the switch with a dumb switch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Configuration replication? Clustering?
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Re: Configuration replication? Clustering?

boo
by andreacoppini
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Configuration replication? Clustering?
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Configuration replication? Clustering?

I saw a line in the change log
net - apply slave config only if master config has been changed
What does this mean? Is it the beginnings of support for configuration replication between a master and a slave router?
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.

You're right, there will be lots of trial and error, but others have tried before you and they have error'd more than trial'd. What application will you be running? In my experience, container terminals normally use old console-based applications which are crudely transplanted to telnet which is ver...
by andreacoppini
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73883

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

Very, very happy with this! I'm still using Dude and deploying new Dude installations and I couldn't believe a tool which stopped development 4 years ago is still so relevant and functions really well.

Keep up the great work
by andreacoppini
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.

Container terminal has bucketloads of reflections. More coverage = more reflections. You don't want a lot of coverage. Use 5ghz

Mikrotik as a station uses break-before-make roaming. In other words it's the worst roamer you can have. Look for client devices designed specifically for roaming.
by andreacoppini
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-12G-4S and Winbox MAC Access
Replies: 24
Views: 8699

Re: CCR1036-12G-4S and Winbox MAC Access

I had the same issue in 6.28
It seems fixed in 6.31
by andreacoppini
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 32297

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

Just make one access list rule per AP, to kick off the client if he is below certain signal. Client will automatically reconnect to strongest AP That will piss off iOS. If an iDevice gets de-auth'd too often it will refuse to reconnect to the SSID until you disable/enable the device's WiFi radio. B...
by andreacoppini
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 137
Views: 59159

Re: Add print server (printer support)

If Mikrotik were made in Switzerland....
- it would cost 200x more
- it would be coded partly in C++, partly in .Net and partly in PHP, but uses Java to connect all the components
- It would have two fixed firewall rules:
chain=input protocol=$,€,£ action=accept
chain=input action=reject
by andreacoppini
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interfa

Old thread, but I'm seeing exactly the same on 6.24 on an RB1200.

Did you ever find a solution?
by andreacoppini
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state sync
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state

Config sync would already be a great start. connstate sync would just be a nice to have.
by andreacoppini
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming
Replies: 79
Views: 22893

Re: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming

This prevent Apple device to constantly jump, register, disconnect over detected APs when in idle mode. This completely kills the bandwidth in a multi-AP environment... Not really. Roaming is the way 802.11 is designed to work! . In fact, Apple devices tend to be the best behaved devices on a WiFi ...
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming
Replies: 79
Views: 22893

Re: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming

First of all - roaming is always a client decision; When to roam, what AP to roam to, what band (2.4 or 5) to prefer. FALSE AP can kick a client if weak signal, max clients reached or member of load balancing group forcing roam. And that is where the confusion begins. By kicking off the client (a d...
by andreacoppini
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state sync
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state

+1

HA has been a long time coming
by andreacoppini
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming
Replies: 79
Views: 22893

Re: Feature request: CAPsManager - roaming

The amount of misinformation out there is astonishing! First of all - roaming is always a client decision; When to roam, what AP to roam to, what band (2.4 or 5) to prefer. The process is simple: - All APs broadcast a beacon with their SSID - Client connected to AP A will occasionally do a scan for ...
by andreacoppini
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 137
Views: 59159

Re: Add print server (printer support)

- and let's not forget about adding Philips Hue integration so I can flash my bulbs every time I get a corrupt packet - and please have it run XBMC so I can watch pirated m*vies via the serial port - and since that's not enough, I want RouterOS to link up to my Apple Watch and send an e-mail to my m...
by andreacoppini
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 137
Views: 59159

Re: Add print server (printer support)

-1

You can't be serious! I think the ability to turn the RB's LCD into a fancy photo frame is more important

[/sarcasm]

:shock:
by andreacoppini
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.0?
Replies: 44
Views: 12867

Re: 7.0?

@andreacoppini it sounds like you are looking for a enterprise firewall rather than a router.... So routers do not need redundancy? L2GRE tunnels is an enterprise firewall feature? Web Filtering - ROS has a terribly underutilized Web Proxy. Stick in some URL lists and categorizations and suddenly i...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.0?
Replies: 44
Views: 12867

Re: 7.0?

- Proper redundancy/failover -- Phase 1: Stateless = a pair of MikroTiks, one active + one standby. Active simply copies the configuration to the standby every x minutes or each time there is a configuration change. Failure of active router will result in all dynamic entries to be rebuilt (hotspot a...
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: USER MANAGER ERROR: Your session has been reset due to inact
Replies: 50
Views: 22034

Re: USER MANAGER ERROR: Your session has been reset due to i

i normally solve this problem by restarting the mikrotik router.
Sorry, that's not a solution. This isn't a Windows PC.
by andreacoppini
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 8713

Re: User Manager alternative

Ciao rex,
Sto provando Cloud4WiFi...
ugh, cloud.. I hate clouds, I'm Mediterranean.
by andreacoppini
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 8713

Re: User Manager alternative

Thanks Janis, like I said, mucho respect to you guys for making UM, but it's not usable. My question isn't about how to use RADIUS, it's about which alternative RADIUS server actually works well and is not designed for engineers. I came across RADIUSdesk and it's amazing on paper, but again the inte...
by andreacoppini
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 8713

Re: User Manager alternative

Thanks. FreeRADIUS is great, but too complex to set up. I need a nice web GUI or application where the hotel IT admin can click a button and it automagically creates a batch of 1000 random codes, prints them out in a nice layout, and then lets him see which codes were used, when, etc. Basically I wa...
by andreacoppini
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 8713

User Manager alternative

Hi all, I've tried to deploy User Manager in v6 but the amount of bugs it has makes it unusable. I've had a corrupt database, disappearing logs, the infamous Firefox/Chrome login bug, and I haven't even put it in production yet... this is a new low even for MikroTik. I'm sorry guys, you know I'm a f...
by andreacoppini
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: USER MANAGER ERROR: Your session has been reset due to inact
Replies: 50
Views: 22034

Re: USER MANAGER ERROR: Your session has been reset due to i

6.9 on x86 - same problem with Chrome and Firefox

Chrome and Firefox = throws the "Your session has been reset..." error
Internet Explorer = Good
by andreacoppini
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: RegEx help
Replies: 25
Views: 6194

Re: RegEx help

Grande!!

That's exactly what I was looking for... looks like I had a typo and added an extra : in ROS... :shock:

Buona domenica e grazie!
by andreacoppini
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: RegEx help
Replies: 25
Views: 6194

Re: RegEx help

Ciao Rex, thanks for the comprehensive reply, but what I'm looking for is to block: *.doubleclick.net doubleclick.net The rules you specified will only block http://*.doubleclick.net, but will allow http://doubleclick.net. I could use *doubleclick.net, but that will also block http://www.thisisnotdo...
by andreacoppini
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: RegEx help
Replies: 25
Views: 6194

RegEx help

Hi all, this one should be easy for you scripters out there. I want to create some Web Proxy rules where I want to match "example.com" and "*.example.com" (eg. www.example.com, whatever.example.com, www1.www2.example.com, etc) but not www.thisisanexample.com. I tried this: ^(.*\.)?example.com$ .. wh...
by andreacoppini
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird Download Limitation
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Weird Download Limitation

Have you tried setting duplex/speeds manually? Have you done a manual path MTU discovery to your bandwidth test server (ping -f -l 1500 www.yourtestserver.com) to make sure the whole path can handle 1500 frames? Finally, can you make sure your inbound routing (from your isp to you) and src-NATs are ...
by andreacoppini
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.24 released!
Replies: 161
Views: 44076

Re: 5.24 released!

I guess mistiq is right... Fixing LCD gamma has become more important than fixing RouterOS's core functionality...
by andreacoppini
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.24 released!
Replies: 161
Views: 44076

Re: 5.24 released!

*) wireless - fixed AES encryption speed issues (upgrade suggested);
Care to elaborate? Which instance? Does this apply to ANY use of AES (WPA2 w/AES) with ANY prior version?

What were the problems?
by andreacoppini
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sim card authentication using rb800
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

sim card authentication using rb800

You're probably thinking about WISPr with EAP-SIM. Nothing special about mikrotik, just configure hotspot as normal and use radius for hotspot authentication.

The sim authentication magic is done by your radius server.

The radius server will need access to the provider's HLR.
by andreacoppini
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Users Created in Hotspot starts counting from begining
Replies: 1
Views: 3616

Users Created in Hotspot starts counting from begining

Use a UPS. A router should never be installed on unstable power.
by andreacoppini
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB1200 . strange or normal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

RB1200 . strange or normal ?

You restored a config from ANOTHER RB. Backups contain all interface mac addresses so restores should only be made on the SAME RB.

To copy a config between two RBs, you MUST use export/import.
by andreacoppini
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] Adress list as member of Adress list
Replies: 3
Views: 856

[Feature Request] Adress list as member of Adress list

+1.

Firewall objectification would make MT a great competitor to the big boys.
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT

Can't find them anywhere - is there any stocking distributor in EU?
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT

It's actually a 'UbiBracket', as shown on another post in the forum, not the RF Elements one

We're swapping them out for satellite dish mounts...
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT

I wouldn't mind paying $299 (and more) if it means getting solid hardware, reliable software with ROS functionality.

So far it's always been a case of 'pick two'.
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot and one2one NAT question
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Hotspot and one2one NAT question

If you're using Hotspot, the user will get an IP before he is authenticated. Without an IP he will not be able to load the hotspot portal page.
by andreacoppini
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Sturdy brackets for SEXTANT

Anybody has them? We've deployed a bunch of SEXTANTS with the RF Elements brackets, and have had a 50% failure rate on them... Anybody know of anything more reliable? We need elevation adjustment. <RANT>The RIC/522 units were so much more sturdy and flexible than the plasticy crap that MikroTik is u...
by andreacoppini
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: Wall Jack APs

If you don't use ZD than you loose your claim for Ruckus to be "easy to manage" and "robust". Frankly I don't know of anyone who is using Ruckus w/o ZD for installs with many APs. I suppose one could save a lot of money using no ZD but last time I looked CLI management was deemed "experimental". I'...
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: Wall Jack APs

you don't need a ZD for basic functionality with the wall plates. A ZD only makes your life easier, but that's OT in this post.
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wall Jack APs
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Wall Jack APs

I vote for Ruckus units. Mikrotik's lack of antenna diversity, auto channel coordination and auto tx power adjustments, combined with a lack of centralised control (dude is a monitor, and full of bugs), make MT a very bad choice when you need to manage hundreds of APs. Stick them in a wall plate and...
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB-750UP w/5.21 and POE Firmware 2.0 Weird issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

RB-750UP w/5.21 and POE Firmware 2.0 Weird issue

Bad cable crimping = more resistance = more current being pulled?
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: has anyone played with rxa-txb / txa-rxb antenna modes?
Replies: 5
Views: 2013

Re: has anyone played with rxa-txb / txa-rxb antenna modes?

bump a 6-year old post? seriously?

And not even bother reading the replies where the question was answered? seriously?
by andreacoppini
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Network suggest
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Network suggest

You mention 'risk of rain' so I'm assuming this is an outdoor cable path. If it's more than 100m, it will have to be fiber. Alternatively, if you have line of sight between the two locations, you can set up a wireless link between the two buildings then wire the each wireless endpoint to the router ...
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Network suggest
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Network suggest

Did you write that correctly? 15 meters is very much within the specification of CAT5/6. You can go all the way up to 100m, or 60-70m with PoE
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4280

Using Mikrotik as 2G/3G/4G router for the river boat

In short, use sierra wireless and be ready to try out a few different sierra cards, model support is very hit and miss.

Use mikrotik's API for your application. You will be able to retrieve all the data presented in the GUI, which includes network I'd, signal strength and name.
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Connect multiple homes into MPLS network
Replies: 7
Views: 8579

Connect multiple homes into MPLS network

I shall correct myself. All the components are already in RouterOS, except NHRP. There is an OpenNHRP implementation so Mikrotik just needs to put OpenNHRP in RouterOS to get DM-VPN functionality
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Connect multiple homes into MPLS network
Replies: 7
Views: 8579

Connect multiple homes into MPLS network

What you're looking for is DM-VPN, a brilliantly simple protocol, but one which only exists in Cisco routers (since Cisco invented it). Unfortunately I don't think there's an open variant of DM-VPN so Mikrotik would have to come up with their own protocol or license it off Cisco, both far fetched id...
by andreacoppini
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 38048

v5.20 released

Here we go again, changes to critical components and no mention of it in the changelog...
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Copy current synchronized time/date to flash
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Copy current synchronized time/date to flash

Or maybe MT could stop graphs from being updated until NTP is synchronised.
by andreacoppini
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Best Archtecture for Garden Style Apartment Complex
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Best Archtecture for Garden Style Apartment Complex

A ring may not be ideal due to the latency it will introduce, especially since you'll be distributing with VDSL which will introduce some latency of its own. SXT'S or OmniTik, it's your choice really. I don't think the gigabit port will make a difference (your air side will be limited to 100-120mbps...
by andreacoppini
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Best Archtecture for Garden Style Apartment Complex
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Best Archtecture for Garden Style Apartment Complex

Since you've put voice into the equation, that immediately eliminates mesh, too much jitter. If you can, go for ptp. Failing that, go for PTMP with a 90deg sector on each corner AP and two 90deg sectors on the central AP. For the client, install omnitiks on the roof of each block if your distances a...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterBoard 1100AHx2 11 and 12 not switching.
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

RouterBoard 1100AHx2 11 and 12 not switching.

Re. Your second question, I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Could you rephrase? Diagram perhaps? All ports on the rb1100 a independent, routed ports. The Switch Group is optional. If you want, for example, ports 1-5 to be switched together, you need to configure this in the Switch window or use...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterBoard 1100AHx2 11 and 12 not switching.
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

RouterBoard 1100AHx2 11 and 12 not switching.

The Bypass ports on the rb1100 only connect together when the router is powered OFF.

When the router is powered and booted, the ports act as regular independent Ether ports.
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB951-2n and RouterBoard 751G design questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

RB951-2n and RouterBoard 751G design questions?

You also clearly asked: For what application/purpose/project is this unit best suited for? .. Hence my answer. Easy on the arrogance mate, you're getting free help here. As for your external ant question, why do you need it? There are other RBs and cases which are 'industrial neat' and give you an N...
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB951-2n and RouterBoard 751G design questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

RB951-2n and RouterBoard 751G design questions?

951 is a home AP. if you need high power + external ant, go for the 751.
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plz suggest : RB711-2hn for Campus Wi-Fi with 18dbi CPE
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Plz suggest : RB711-2hn for Campus Wi-Fi with 18dbi CPE

You need to supply more information than that if you want us to help.

How big is the campus?
How many clients?
Are they ALL laptops, or will there be smartphones and tablets as well?
Is it indoor? Outdoor? Both?
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)
Replies: 20
Views: 17593

Re: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)

Contact me - andrea [at] air [dot] com [dot] mt
by andreacoppini
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411 and RB 433AH with XR2 radios - 200 concurrent users
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

RB411 and RB 433AH with XR2 radios - 200 concurrent users

Remember that in 2ghz you only have 3 non overlapping channels available. In your big room, I would install the 5 APs, but only enable the radio on 3 of them (ch 1, 6, 11). Monitor them during the conference, then if you start seeing excessive data loss errors in the ap logs, you can quickly enable ...
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radar over the entire 5Ghz band?
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: Radar over the entire 5Ghz band?

I tried upgrading another router (with an abg-only radio) to v5.14 and it doesn't detect any Radar.

Yet another RB -this time with an R52N radio- was detecting Radar indoors!
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radar over the entire 5Ghz band?
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Radar over the entire 5Ghz band?

I have a very short (40m) PTP link using a pair of SXTs, but when using DFS with Radar Detect, it detects radar on each channel the AP decides to use. This link is in a very RF dense environment, there's all sorts of Canopy, Ubiquiti and other MikroTik gear in the area (but not co-located)... could ...
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Export compact (new in v5.12)
Replies: 76
Views: 35145

Re: Export compact (new in v5.12)

Yay for clean configs!
by andreacoppini
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: equivalent or similiar tool of ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

equivalent or similiar tool of ...

NSM5 has a higher gain antenna than OmniTik, NS has a directional antenna, while OmniTik has an omni (hence the name).
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: RADIUS 'test'
Replies: 26
Views: 15382

Re: Feature Request: RADIUS 'test'

When I'm testing radius issues, I simply enable radius auth for management, then try to authenticate by telnet/ssh/winbox with radius credentials. That is not true. I enabled the radius login, and when i try the log only says 'login failure for user XX from YY via ZZ', and says *nothing* related to...
by andreacoppini
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to login to several routers and run a script?
Replies: 20
Views: 13166

Re: Script to login to several routers and run a script?

Interesting - does this still mean that i would have to SNMP run_script on each router, can this action be run as a batch to several routers. If I recall correctly, if you select multiple objects in Dude and then run the SNMP command as a Command action (like you with SSH and Web access), The Dude ...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Send sms over GPRS connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Send sms over GPRS connection

Some modems have multiple channels. This way the GPRS data connection uses a channel, while Info and SMS use another channel. Check the specs of your modem or simply use trial and error until you manage to get both working. Some older modems only have a single channel, so you will have to use the sc...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to login to several routers and run a script?
Replies: 20
Views: 13166

Script to login to several routers and run a script?

You can run a script using The Dude using SNMP Write. You will need to use a third party SNMP agent (such as the free NetSNMP toolkit). You would configure Dude to execute the snmpset command with the appropriate parameters, using OIDs as described here - http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:SNMP#Ru...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: tx rates
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: tx rates

signal strengths?

Could you show the wireless config of the AP and of the client?
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?

I see, then it's a totally different story :-)
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?

I see that you're in Germany, have you tried with a FritzBox? You can convert those to transparent bridges and you will be able to set up PPPoE on the MikroTik router.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5ghz regulations in cyprus?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: 5ghz regulations in cyprus?

please do your own calculations.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?

Oh now I get it, you're running the dreaded pseudo-bridge config on your modem. To be honest, it's such a bad technology that I try to avoid it as best I can. You would probably be better off if you leave the public IP on your modem, and NAT everything to the router's private IP (192.168.1.2). You w...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5ghz regulations in cyprus?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

5ghz regulations in cyprus?

You're looking at non specific SRD's.... I'll repeat, see page 9
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: RADIUS 'test'
Replies: 26
Views: 15382

Feature Request: RADIUS 'test'

When I'm testing radius issues, I simply enable radius auth for management, then try to authenticate by telnet/ssh/winbox with radius credentials.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Blocking certain sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Blocking certain sites

Why not disable the sound card on his pc? :)
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless B/G questions
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Wireless B/G questions

Short of sniffing the client's probe requests, you cannot definitely tell what modes are supported. An easy and relatively reliable way of finding out is to look at the signal strengths tab for the user in the connections window, then see if there are any 11g rates listed. It you only see 1,2,6,11 a...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Special Nat/Masquerade setup ? or proxy arp ?

Why do you have two IPs -one private and one public- on you Bridge-World interface?

Could you send a diagram of your intended network setup?
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Serious request for the new year.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2821

Serious request for the new year.....

I always said UBNT and MT should have merged. Ubnt has excellent hardware design, MT has routeros.

With ubnt now going public and developing their own EdgeOS based on Vyatta I feel it's too late for a merger, and MT really has to up the ante to compete.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: tx rates
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

tx rates

Do a bandwidth test or a long ping flood. When a wireless connection is idle (no data being transmitted), it is slowed down to the lowest data rate it supports. When data starts flowing, the wireless interface tries to negotiate the faster speeds.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5ghz regulations in cyprus?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

5ghz regulations in cyprus?

http://www.erodocdb.dk/docs/doc98//offi ... C7003E.PDF

See page 9 - it's basically the same as in the rest of the EU.
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: up and down
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

up and down

I've had some customers experiencing 'slow' Internet connectivity with specific types of dsl or docsis modems. Strangely, the same hardware works fine in 4.17 but not in 5.x. 4.17 does not have interface state logging. So of course 4.17 is "better" as it does not show these events to occur. You can...
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 13324

OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic

Yes, you are correct now. Both options will work, but: With option A, users will always hit the top two rules, because mikrotik firewall works by matching the first rule it encounters and stops there.. Since your match rules are the same for the top two and bottom two rules (protocol=tcp\udp dst-por...
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: up and down
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

up and down

I've had some customers experiencing 'slow' Internet connectivity with specific types of dsl or docsis modems. Strangely, the same hardware works fine in 4.17 but not in 5.x.
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 13324

Re: OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic

You're natting tcp 53 to one server and udp 53 to another server. If both these servers are serving clients, I would recommend natting tcp and udp to BOTH servers, then use netwatch to enable/disable rules as necessary. 'Allow remote requests' simply enables the DNS server in routeros. If you leave ...
by andreacoppini
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)
Replies: 20
Views: 17593

Re: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)

your e-mail's bouncing back..
by andreacoppini
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.3af - MT discontinue products - no suitable replacements
Replies: 16
Views: 6118

Re: 802.3af - MT discontinue products - no suitable replacem

We were using the indoor ones. They were attached right below a lighting pole, in an underground corridor. Ample cooling, no direct sunlight. Cables were very short: 10-20m switch <> adapter, and 2m adapter <> unit. All of them failed, twice. When I asked if the new units were any different from the...
by andreacoppini
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik naked photos
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

Re: OmniTik naked photos

Yes, I only used 1 PSU + 1 PoE injector to the OmniTik. I did this test using the normal power supply and PoE injector included with the OmniTik. I made sure all wireless interfaces were disabled to minimise the load. As janisk mentioned, you would need a bigger PSU (more Amps, same voltage) to run ...
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik naked photos
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

Re: OmniTik naked photos

I've just tried bridging Eth1 pin 4&5 to Eth2 pin 4&5 and you're right, it does power the device. I powered an RB333 plugged into Ether2. However I noticed that it only links at 10Mbps. It tries to negotiate up to 100 but by the time the 333 boots it is linked at 10Mbps FD. Other than that it works ...
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik naked photos
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

Re: OmniTik naked photos

Thanks sup5. Looks simple enough. Actually I only need 1 or 2 PoE outs.

One question, are you bridging pins 4 & 5 together by soldering the wire across the two pins?
by andreacoppini
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik naked photos
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

Re: OmniTik naked photos

Hopefully this will inspire someone to come up with a PoE-Out solution..
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by andreacoppini
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik naked photos
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

OmniTik naked photos

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by andreacoppini
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTIK Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3198

Re: OmniTIK Problems

by andreacoppini
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik LEDs
Replies: 0
Views: 532

OmniTik LEDs

Hi, I have a new OmniTik, just out of the box. It was running v5.4 and the rear LEDs were correctly showing Ethernet link/activity. I upgraded the unit to v5.7 and the LEDs did not light up any more, then I noticed this: omnitik01.png So I reconfigured the LEDs and they're flashingly back. I then tr...
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time shortage - Help required in setup RB1200 site to site a
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Time shortage - Help required in setup RB1200 site to si

Hi,

I can help you with this project. contact me on andrea (at) air (dot) com (dot) mt.
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless rackmount advanced router Made for Mikrotik
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Wireless rackmount advanced router Made for Mikrotik

Check out Advantech. They make a whole range of rackmountable network appliances with onboard CF slot + SATA, LCD display, and various numbers/combination of GigE and 10GigE SFP/SFP+ ports. I had my hands on a FWA-6480 for a day and installed RouterOS on the included industrial CF card. It recognise...
by andreacoppini
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 13324

Re: OpenDNS - Catch all DNS traffic

action=redirect actually is a redirect to self.

Any packets hitting that rule will be redirected to the router itself either on the original port (if the to-ports= field is not defined) or on the specified port (if you do specify a to-ports=xxx)
by andreacoppini
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OmniTik PoE Out
Replies: 0
Views: 570

OmniTik PoE Out

Hi all,

Has anyone tried/succeeded in modifying the OmniTik to provide PoE out on ports 2-5?

Anybody has any photos of the OmniTik board to share? We haven't received our stock yet.
by andreacoppini
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.3af - MT discontinue products - no suitable replacements
Replies: 16
Views: 6118

Re: 802.3af - MT discontinue products - no suitable replacem

give these a try: http://ubnt.com/8023af Sorry, do NOT try these. We installed a bunch of them with UBNT NSM2s and almost all of them failed after a couple of months. There are loads of complaints on UBNT's forum about this product failing due to heat, but ours were installed underground with a con...
by andreacoppini
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LMDS & MMDS
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: LMDS & MMDS

I believe LMDS/MMDS operates in a completely different way from wireless broadband. In L/MMDS, the outdoor RF unit is more like a satellite dish LNB (ie L1 only) than an active L2 component. It merely forwards packets to a DOCSIS+ modem or TV STB. MikroTik uses off-the-shelf 802.11 components which ...
by andreacoppini
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751
Replies: 73
Views: 20831

Re: RB751

.. still waiting for this, any news?
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4.0beta02 export dies
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Dude v4.0beta02 export dies

sorted by deleting large files from the Files window and truncating the logs to a minimum.
by andreacoppini
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4.0beta02 export dies
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Dude v4.0beta02 export dies

+1 here with Dude 3.6 running on RB600 (ROS 3.30). I try to export data, 5 seconds later it disconnects.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Try to force roaming. How to force roaming.

Unfortunately you seemed to have bumped into two common issues faced in such environments: 1) The Futurepads use an embedded OS with bad quality drivers. The wireless hardware/software was built to simply connect to a WiFi AP. On the contrary, your laptop uses mature hardware (Intel?) and software (...
by andreacoppini
Tue May 10, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MESH with MikroTik
Replies: 38
Views: 29502

Re: MESH with MikroTik

Well, normis's point was that you should really start a new thread rather than hijack an existing one. As to the lack of responses, you did get two responses to your query, I guess roc-noc, like myself, is waiting for your replies.
by andreacoppini
Mon May 09, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MESH with MikroTik
Replies: 38
Views: 29502

Re: MESH with MikroTik

1) Where are you located?
2) Have you considered GSM? From what you describe it sounds like GSM is a better option for you.
by andreacoppini
Thu May 05, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Returning comment in Netwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Returning comment in Netwatch

What I'm looking for is a generic script which I can always dump into the OnUp/OnDown boxes. Obviously, I would still need to specify the IP address of the device. The idea is that the script takes the description of the device from the Comment which I add to that specific netwatcher, so when it sen...
by andreacoppini
Thu May 05, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Returning comment in Netwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Returning comment in Netwatch

No I've never really figured it out.

I see what you mean, however I was looking for a way of creating a 'generic' script which I can just copy/paste into all Netwatchers on all our routers, so I need the Netwatch to be 'self-aware'.
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: 100% CPU consumption, interfaces are gone, Winbox disco
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: 100% CPU consumption, interfaces are gone, Winbox disco

What if this happens when you're using the IP, not the MAC?

This is what I'm seeing.
by andreacoppini
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Account Generator
Replies: 15
Views: 10388

Re: Hotspot Account Generator

Sorry for hijacking this thread, but as AdminSpeedNet stated, User Manager can be too cumbersome in some scenarios.

For this reason I've written a simple hotspot account generator, please see this thread --> http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=48111

Enjoy
by andreacoppini
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot User Account Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Re: Hotspot User Account Generator

Tool updated, see changelog above.

More to come. Keep the comments and suggestions coming in.
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard 750G vs Speedstream 4300 modem ethernet issues
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Routerboard 750G vs Speedstream 4300 modem ethernet issu

how about using a little switch connected to port 1, then connect the modems to the switch?

I know it's not ideal because you're adding a point of failure, but it may be a quick stop-gap solution.
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard 750G vs Speedstream 4300 modem ethernet issues
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Routerboard 750G vs Speedstream 4300 modem ethernet issu

Try a different physical port. Usually port 1 uses the CPU's built in Ethernet interface while 2-5 use a dedicated Ethernet chip. So if you're using Eth1 on the RB750, try moving to Eth2 instead, and vice versa.

This used to happen to us all the time with the RB532 and some DSL or Cable modems.
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot User Account Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Hotspot User Account Generator

I'm not a fan of user manager, so I usually tell my customers to add Hotspot user accounts directly as RouterOS Hotspot Users. But, that is quite cumbersome to do, so I started a little project this week to automate this as much as possible. Take a look --> http://www.air.com.mt/codes It's still ver...
by andreacoppini
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 3G Modem info scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 8182

Re: 3G Modem info scripting

you could copy the values to variables first, make the script wait for 10s, then write the data from the variables to the file.

I haven't tried it myself, so no guarantees.
by andreacoppini
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dns problem for incomming vpn users
Replies: 27
Views: 22288

Re: dns problem for incomming vpn users

+1

.. and a method for pushing out routes to the client for split-horizon routing.
by andreacoppini
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "Best" up-to-date 3G card ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: "Best" up-to-date 3G card ?

great info, thanks Do you know what the diff between MC8790, 8791, 8792 ? I think i'll go for this one, it looks great do you have any antenna to suggest ? Haven't seen any 8791s, but the only difference between 8790 and 8792 seems to be the UMTS frequency bands it supports. I'm in Europe and I'm u...
by andreacoppini
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Mesh with dynamic WDS and UMTS
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Mesh with dynamic WDS and UMTS

I have the following setup: 3 RB411UAHR + R52H + UMTS card, these are installed on RO-RO ships 2 RB532 APs, each with 2x R52H, one on an omni, the other on a sector. These are installed on the shore. 1 R750G, connected to the internet and the internal LAN at the ship company's office. R750 is a Mesh...
by andreacoppini
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sierra 8785V 3G issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Sierra 8785V 3G issues

Use Info channel 3 and Data channel 4. It works, but only in 2G (GPRS) mode. If I allow 3G (UMTS), the PPP session stays on 'Authenticating...' until it times out. To force GPRS-only, do the following: [don't type in any of the quotes > " "] - Disable PPP, close the Scan and Info window if you have ...
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sierra 8785V 3G issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Sierra 8785V 3G issues

I just got hold of a couple of Sierra Wireless 8785V cards and I'm trying them out on an RB411UAHR board. I'm getting them to work just fine if I force them to use the 2G network (AT!SELRAT=02), but if I let them use the 3G network (AT!SELRAT=01 or =00), they connect to the carrier but the PPPOE ses...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411UAHR with 3G and mPCI card
Replies: 0
Views: 562

RB411UAHR with 3G and mPCI card

I have a project where I need to plug in a R52H + 3G mPCI-Express card (Probably a Sierra MC8790, any recommendations? sources?) simultaneously into a 411UAHR. I don't need the onboard radio since it's only 2.4Ghz, but I do need the performance of the CPU, so I cannot use the RB411U. Anybody used th...
by andreacoppini
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Device_Property(Type)
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Device_Property(Type)

Hi, i'm trying to modify the default device_performance() label to show a different label based on the device type, like this: concatenate( if( string_size(cpu_mem_disk()) > 0, concatenate(cpu_mem_disk()," "), "" ), if(device_property("Type")="Ubiquiti",perf_ubiquiti(),""), if(device_property("Type"...
by andreacoppini
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.7 released
Replies: 72
Views: 13320

Re: RouterOS v4.7 released

Doug,

I had the exact same experience. Good to see I'm not going crazy (yet).
REEAAALLLLYYY! v3.31 not listed is interesting. Didn't know there was was such a critter.
Apparently 3.31 is exactly the same as 3.30 but with support for the RB750 (probably just additional drivers)
by andreacoppini
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.7 released
Replies: 72
Views: 13320

Re: RouterOS v4.7 released

Having massive problems with hotspot and DNS on 4.7... DNS server stops responding after a while for no apparent reason, DNS client works fine. No response from MT support as yet. Downgrading to 4.6.. will see. I agree 3.30 is the best version so far, but I'm running 750G so cannot downgrade that fa...
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Trying to create wireless network for a motel
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Trying to create wireless network for a motel

I agree. What you want to achieve is quite straightforward for someone familiar with Mikrotik, a bit more difficult if you're new.
by andreacoppini
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forwarding and established connections
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Forwarding and established connections

the easiest way to remember it is to always think of a connection as 4 components: a src-ip, src-port, dst-ip, dst-port. No two separate connections will ever have the same components. Besides this, in RouterOS (and other stateful router/firewalls), the router assumes that a packet with swapped src-...
by andreacoppini
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Returning comment in Netwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Returning comment in Netwatch

Hey, At our hotspot sites, I use Netwatch to monitor all APs and switches and send us an e-mail if a ping fails. OnUp= :local alerttext "Balcony AP on LEVEL 3 UP" :log warning $alerttext /tool e-mail send to=itsupport@mydomain.com subject=$alerttext OnDown= :local alerttext "Balcony AP on LEVEL 3 DO...
by andreacoppini
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Returning comment in Netwatch
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Returning comment in Netwatch

Hi, I'm trying to create a generic script to use in Netwatch, where it will send an e-mail with the text in the device's Comment field and saying if it is UP or DOWN. I've sorted all the e-mail bits and getting the comment field, but I'm stuck when I have to put in the index-id of the object I want ...
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF cards in RB1000 fail
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: CF cards in RB1000 fail

I will have to do that on my next visit in a few months... was hoping for some ideas which don't involve any local actions.
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CF cards in RB1000 fail
Replies: 3
Views: 534

CF cards in RB1000 fail

Got an RB1000 with 2x 4Gb Kingston CF cards installed. They worked fine for a month or so, then suddenly... [me@router] > /store disk print Flags: S - system # NAME TOTAL-SPACE FREE-SPACE STATUS 0 S system 61440KiB 32736KiB ready 1 CF1 invalid 2 CF2 invalid I had Dude running on one card and Web-Pro...
by andreacoppini
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supout.rif reader available
Replies: 31
Views: 27949

Re: Supout.rif reader available

Great feature! Bumped into it when I was on the account server...

I support several clients and I usually ask them to send me an Export script, but this is so much easier.

Thanks guys...
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64208

Re: RB1100

Why to pay more when you can pay less ? Because you get - hot swap HDDs (will try to check if there's hardware RAID and if it's supported inside MT) - internal CF for RouterOS, so you can dedicate the HDDs to cache or userman - 4x SFPs + 4x Gigabit - redundant PSUs - PCI slots for expansion - dual ...
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64208

Re: RB1100

Hi all,

For all those asking for SFPs (including myself), I just bumped into this platform, looks ideal for RouterOS...
http://www.advantech.com/products/FWA-6 ... SQLLN.aspx

I have access to a couple of these boxes, I'll try to build a test RouterOS setup with it and see how it goes.
by andreacoppini
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64208

Re: RB1100

Agreed, for what it does, the price is good, but most of the moaning and groaning here stems from the fact that the RB1000 is now EOL and the RB1100 is supposedly its replacement.
by andreacoppini
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64208

Re: RB1100

+1 for SFPs. Fiber is perfect for outdoor cabling. I have three use cases: - FSOs. These are usually supplied with fiber connectors, and in general work better with fiber since it makes the ODU simpler (ie. less to go wrong). A high-end router like the RB1K series is necessary for routing FSO speeds...
by andreacoppini
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?

Interesting. This should be in the official documentation, as there's no definitive answer in the docs.
by andreacoppini
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?

don't know if it would help, but you could use tx-a/rx-b to get around legal issues. You would still be running in TDD mode and tx and rx will be in the same frequency (since you will be using 1 card), but you can use a bigger antenna on the rx side since that antenna (should) never transmit. Hi, t...
by andreacoppini
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?

http://www.vallstedt-networks.de/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=1355 It's in German so I have no idea what they're talking about, but the diversity chip is the small chip between the antenna connectors in the first pic. I think the forum explains how to remove the diversity chip since further down the threa...
by andreacoppini
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Nstreme2 can be 100% FDD?

don't know if it would help, but you could use tx-a/rx-b to get around legal issues. You would still be running in TDD mode and tx and rx will be in the same frequency (since you will be using 1 card), but you can use a bigger antenna on the rx side since that antenna (should) never transmit.
by andreacoppini
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to block encrypted p2p.
Replies: 26
Views: 10594

Re: How to block encrypted p2p.

I still think the 'inverse tagging' approach is the way to go. Just mark all 'known clean' connections like HTTP, DNS, Skype with L7 filter, and put everything else at the lowest priority. Has been working wonderfully for almost a year at a 500-room hotel with wired ports in each room, on a 12Mb/512...
by andreacoppini
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deploying ruckus zonedirector with routerboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Re: deploying ruckus zonedirector with routerboard

I have a few questions about ruckus... can you hit me offlist?

Not sure if you can access my profile, if not just let me know and i'll give you my details here.
by andreacoppini
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New RB816 !
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: New RB816 !

But you can limit by port, better monitering and control per tennant.. I did just that only a few weeks back. Standard RB1000, uplinked into a Gig port on a cheap 'WebSmart' pseudo-L2 switch and defined a VLAN for each tenant. In MT, VLANs are standard interfaces, so there's nothing you can't do on...
by andreacoppini
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New RB816 !
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: New RB816 !

Good for breaking an eternet into multi tennant links...
that already exists, apparently they call it a 'L2 switch', it's a very rare species, obscure and unknown. :)
by andreacoppini
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New RB816 !
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: New RB816 !

Am I the only one not quite getting the point of this board? How, exactly, are we supposed to use a 19-port router? Yes there's the switch chip, but aren't there enough 16x10/100 + 1xGigabit L3 switches on the market already? If csickles's observation is correct, this means that it's essentially a g...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RB1000 with 2x 8Gb CFs showing up as invalid
Replies: 0
Views: 446

RB1000 with 2x 8Gb CFs showing up as invalid

Got an RB1000U with 2x 8Gb Kingston x133 cards. This was running fine for a few months with Dude on one card and web-proxy cache on the other. Everything was working fine until I configured a few VLANs and upgraded to v3.30 with a few reboots. Now the CFs show up as invalid, with a capacity of 0. Tr...
by andreacoppini
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 3G Modem info scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 8182

Re: 3G Modem info scripting

I see your point, but it looks like the variable is not available. Try sending MT an e-mail about it. If they got it to work in the info screen already it means the value is already there, it should be easy for them to make it available in a variable.
by andreacoppini
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 3G Modem info scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 8182

Re: 3G Modem info scripting

The $xxxxx syntax is for variables. You need to do something like: /interface ppp-client :put [get ppp-out1 [TAB] this will show you the list of available values. I tried this on my routers, but I don't have any 3G connections running so I don't see signal-strength. You could try it on your router a...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to block encrypted p2p.
Replies: 26
Views: 10594

Re: How to block encrypted p2p.

would connection rate classifier work with p2p traffic? P2P transactions tend to be short and bursty, with the only common parameter being the src-IP (the client running the P2P software), P2P swallows bandwidth exactly because it behaves like a really large and distributed web page download. I thou...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to block encrypted p2p.
Replies: 26
Views: 10594

Re: How to block encrypted p2p.

I usually implement a system similar to Butch's, running completely on MikroTik. I use the L7 filter to match all 'valid' traffic, then use simple FIFO Queues to prioritize this valid traffic, and put a hard bandwidth limit on the unmatched traffic (which mostly consists of p2p traffic). See http://...
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IPv6 Network and IPv4 ISP
Replies: 6
Views: 5604

Re: IPv6 Network and IPv4 ISP

You could use this:
http://tunnelbroker.net/
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 3G Modem info scripting
Replies: 17
Views: 8182

Re: 3G Modem info scripting

Hi Marcus,

have you tried doing a :put $signal-strength using the Terminal to see what kind of values are normally returned?
by andreacoppini
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Motorola VS "Microtik". What's your opinion?

I dont see much improvements in MT-Radios for a while. They've to do some work there to keep up. If another year passes by, I've a deeper look into Moto Gears. I agree that the MikroTik is losing focus (or maybe refocusing). Over the past couple of years their focus has been on routing (MPLS, QOS, ...
by andreacoppini
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MUM Schedule
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: MUM Schedule

Is the MUM going to be in English?
Yes, the EU ones are always in English
Can average polish speak English?
In Krakow, yes. In Wroclow, probably yes, and German.
How do people that do not understand English uses Mikrotik?
Beauty of IP, numbers are international!
by andreacoppini
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MUM Schedule
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: MUM Schedule

Oh no.. not 50cm snow again!
by andreacoppini
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade

For future readers:

just tested MetaROUTER on the RB1000 running v3.30, works fine. This same RB1000 had the reboot-loop problem with v2.28.
by andreacoppini
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade

This unit is half way around Europe away from me, so I really can't afford it hanging or getting into a reboot loop.

I upgraded to 3.30 since after 31 revisions, v3 is pretty stable by now... 4 revisions of v4 means it's still an early beta in my books.
by andreacoppini
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade

Anyone else tried this out? I need to set up an OpenWRT on an RB1000 in another country.
by andreacoppini
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)
Replies: 20
Views: 17593

Re: Billing interface for hotel (Opera PMS)

I got MikroTik hotspot working with Micros Fidelio/Opera PMS using RADIATOR (www.open.com.au). If I recall correctly, it uses room number + reservation code for login, which is more reliable than using surnames (different cultures have different definitions of which part of the full name is the 'sur...
by andreacoppini
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MUM Schedule
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: MUM Schedule

I vote for Latvia.... back to the roots (and fine fine.. beer).
by andreacoppini
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MUM Schedule
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: MUM Schedule

English speaking country in Europe? Hmm, there is only one English speaking country in Europe.
You're wrong... :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... l_language
(sort by Region)
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Too perfect / too conformant
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Too perfect / too conformant

If you're not using any Mangle or NAT rules, you could turn Connection Tracking off. This way you would lose all stateful inspection features of the firewall, and this way it should ignore the sequence number.
by andreacoppini
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metro Wi-Fi Design Assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Metro Wi-Fi Design Assistance

from a management perspective, MikroTik is far from ideal. There is no centralised management for MikroTik (The Dude is mostly monitoring with some management bolted on) as there is for something like Cisco. Having said that, I also don't agree that you should take a controller approach in the class...
by andreacoppini
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Creating Latency
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Creating Latency

This would actually be very useful in a test scenario. To test how applications would behave across different types of WAN links.

Doesn't tarpit do that?
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

If you can access the modem's web interface, I'm assuming it's your modem which has the public IP. In that case you need to configure port forwarding on the modem to forward the WinBox pots to your MikroTik's IP (TCP / 8291)
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Over 1 Year Uptime.
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Over 1 Year Uptime.

Hi all, just got into an RB600 of one of our clients and noticed an uptime of 381 days!. This is an RB600 AP installed outdoors running RouterOS v3.9 with two R52H cards installed. It's installed about 20m away from the sea in direct sunlight with 40 degree (C) summers. One client has been connected...
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

Just because ping works, you can't assume all inbound traffic is allowed. Like I said before, most 3G providers block many inbound traffic, they would probably allow inbound pings because some outbound applications may fail if they blocked inbound pings. Also, by default MikroTik web interface runs ...
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

If you didn't configure any firewall blocking, you can just access it from the internet the same way you access it from the internal lan. MikroTik doesn't know or care about what is internal and what is external.. it's all just a bunch of interfaces.
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

Glad I helped :) Now that you're saying you're connecting using a GPRS/3G modem, I'm not surprised it didn't work. Most mobile providers assume you just want to use the 3G connection for mail and web, so they restrict the connections to being near-unusable. In the same way, I wouldn't be surprised i...
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

MikroTik is not really built with roaming in mind, so it doesn't work very well in a standard configuration.

However there were some people on this forum who were trying to use it for streaming video feeds off F1 cars, I don't know how that worked out but you could do a search.
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

So i if have a Ap then 1km away a repeater of that AP, both with Omnis on and i setup a client in the middle of the two im still going to find 2 networks. You are going to see two APs. Like I said, a client doesn't know if an AP is a wired AP or a repeater. If the client is in the middle it will ju...
by andreacoppini
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

A repeater appears just like any other AP to a client.

The only difference between a repeater and a regular AP is that the regular AP connects to the network via a wire, while a repeater uses another AP to hop off from.
by andreacoppini
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

Repeater, yes: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Wireless_repeater But what you're asking for is not repeater, you're looking for the regular AP mode. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Making_a_simple_wireless_AP You can have as many APs as you want, as long as they all have the same Band and SSID (not nece...
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

yes of course, it works fine for me... in fact I added some bits to the Wiki myself. :)
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

Simply put, PPTP is not designed to be used behind NAT. In fact it's one of the worse protocols you could use behind a NAT device. So, I wish you luck in your attempt, but I won't hold my breath. I've tried to implement PPTP and L2TP behind NAT devices. I've had some minor success with L2TP and PPTP...
by andreacoppini
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet
Replies: 27
Views: 7592

Re: PPTP link not working for Mikrtik routers over Inernet

Probably it will never work. Your PC is doing NAT (ie change your rb750's IP to the PC's own IP). PPTP rarely works when there's NAT in the way.

Try to use OVPN instead.
by andreacoppini
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Time Limits
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Time Limits

I'm looking for something simpler. After all, User Man was built to allow non-techs to generate and print vouchers (such as hotel reception staff) At the moment, the only way I could see to do what I need is to specify one credit type with a very long "Time" setting (eg. 36000 days), then specify th...
by andreacoppini
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Time Limits
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Time Limits

Hi, I'm finally starting to get my hands dirty with User Manager, but I've already come across a limitation. Our hotspots usually do not have a time limit, they only have an uptime limit. This means that a customer can purchase a 1-hour voucher, then he can use this 1-hour whenever he chooses. He co...
by andreacoppini
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Why no flexible control in the way Pins are generated in UM?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Why no flexible control in the way Pins are generated in UM?

I agree! I'd need this too. Many of our hotspot locations use a single pin code to login, which in reality is the username, so the password is left blank.
by andreacoppini
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Microsoft Web Outlook, and advertising
Replies: 8
Views: 3791

Re: Microsoft Web Outlook

Might be an MTU issue. Does MSN messenger work? It could be that the site where Outlook Web Access (OWA) is not working has an ADSL connection or something else along the path, which needs to fragment. I'm not sure about OWA, but MSN Messenger and Hotmail don't like it when the client needs to perfo...
by andreacoppini
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter images
Replies: 365
Views: 241809

Re: Metarouter images

bah.. all the cool stuff is always at the US MUMs... in the EU ones all you get is some dork talking about rebooting routers via SNMP! :)

Thanks.
by andreacoppini
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter images
Replies: 365
Views: 241809

Re: Metarouter images

Anybody managed to get an Asterisk running with a nice web GUI and care to share? I know there's loads of stuff on the internet, but I'm a total noob when it comes to OpenWRT.. or basically anything Linux.
by andreacoppini
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod
Replies: 52
Views: 30887

Re: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod

On the RB433, it has one PoE port? if you plug power into the RB433 via teh dc jack wil there be PoE (out) on the PoE ethernet port? So i could connect a second Routerboard to the RB433 with one power supply, and they would be bridged then? This is something I'd like to know too. The reply you got ...
by andreacoppini
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod
Replies: 52
Views: 30887

Re: RB750 PoE on all ports Mod

If you make this with a 493, and you connect a laptop on it, it's possible to have problems with the POE and the lan of the laptop. Due to the laptop don't accept "powered pins", true? That is true. Some devices do not like PoE at all. My laptop (acer) is OK with it. Most decent laptops have built-...
by andreacoppini
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

So say you had one AP and you get a signal of -80 then you put up annother one then your get -69? so that the client like combines the wireless to one and increases speed and signal? That is definitely something which will NOT happen. Whatever technology you use, it's always a one-to-one connection...
by andreacoppini
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

Yes exactly... that's why I said same frequency band, not same frequencies.
by andreacoppini
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

Depending on the client. The Windows client will show you each individual AP as a separate entry (all with the same SSID), but once you're connected, it will automatically choose which AP it will connect to based on signal strength. In your setup I'm assuming you will have MikroTik or Ubiquity CPEs ...
by andreacoppini
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

yes of course.

same SSID, same frequency band
by andreacoppini
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

yes that would work, but it relies on the client to initiate the roaming between APs. Some AP vendors assist by implementing 802.11i for seamless roaming, but MikroTik doesn't. If you use a MikroTik AP in this way, clients will have to take a 'break-before-make' approach, which results in a lot of p...
by andreacoppini
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs

RB450 running RouterOS v3.15 Cisco AIR-AP1131AG-E-K9 running IOS c1130-k9w7-tar.123-8.JA The setup is Cisco AP <--> 802.3af PoE injector <--> Ether5 (in Bridge1) on RB450 Power Settings: Power Negotiation Power Injector: [TICK] Installed on Port with MAC address XXXX;XXXX;XXXX (Switch MAC address) N...
by andreacoppini
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs

That doesn't exist... Cisco gear never has no bugs... ever ever.. that's what Cisco says so it must be true. :?
by andreacoppini
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs
Replies: 5
Views: 960

MikroTik MNDP can shut down Cisco APs

Hi all, We've just bumped into a bug/incompatibility/hidden-feature in MikroTik ROS and/or Cisco APs. In our case we were using Cisco 1131AG access points, but it probably affects most Cisco access points. With CDP enabled on the Cisco side, and MNDP (or Neighbour Discovery) enabled on the interface...
by andreacoppini
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower

not any mechanical issues if some care is taken. CAT5/CAT6 cable is very robust and forgiving, especially if it will be used for 100Mbits or less.

but now that you're mentioning FM towers, you really need to use shielded cable and ground it properly.
by andreacoppini
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower

We use the gel filled stuff with black polyethylene jacket for customer CPE.
We used to do that, but with increased competition and shrinking margins, we switched to UV-protected (but not gel filled) cable which has worked equally well but is much easier and quicker to terminate in the field.
by andreacoppini
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Question about pulling ethernet cable up tower

If you're getting water flowing INSIDE the outer jacket, then you're not using proper outdoor cable. you should use real outdoor CAT5/CAT6 which is UV-protected and gel-filled (optional but much better), and make sure it's well and truly sealed at both ends. tie down the cable regularly, to make sur...
by andreacoppini
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Instagate 604 vs RB1000
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Instagate 604 vs RB1000

According to the specs, the InstaGate 404 can handle 100Mbps of traffic... WAY more than the 8Mbps/3Mbps traffic you're throwing at it. However, the number of connections quoted by eSoft seem to be quite low. 8000 connections can be used up very quickly if you have many users running peer-to-peer so...
by andreacoppini
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTP does not sync RB clock
Replies: 17
Views: 3390

Re: NTP does not sync RB clock

if you have access to an alternative ISP, you could set up an NTP relay there. on the relay, set up an NTP client as normal, and set up a unicast NTP server. But since you cannot modify the ports of the NTP client and server in MikroTik, you'll need to use NAT to translate to an allowed port (eg. po...
by andreacoppini
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP does not sync RB clock
Replies: 17
Views: 3390

Re: NTP does not sync RB clock

security reasons? Since when does knowing what time it is pose a security risk?
by andreacoppini
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3G/HSPA TCP traffic jamming in the pptp or l2tp/EoIP tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: 3G/HSPA TCP traffic jamming in the pptp or l2tp/EoIP tunnel

Most 3G providers assign private IPs (10.x.x.x) to 3G clients, which means they are NAT'ing at their edge, this usually kills VPN connections. Since you say that Vodafone does not have this problem, this is probably because Vodafone is giving out real public IPs instead of private IPs... I'm not in ...
by andreacoppini
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Best Configuration Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Best Configuration Advice

My advice would be to get a second RB1000 and implement user-manager on that.

This way, if you need to reboot/upgrade user-manager the connected clients will not be affected.
by andreacoppini
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Secure wireless roaming
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Secure wireless roaming

you probably could implement pseudo-mobile-IP in MT. Usually these things are in the wiki ( wiki.mikrotik.com ), but there's no such thing as a step-by-step guide on how to implement it (yet!). You would need to set up EoIP tunnels between your off-subnet APs and a router placed on the main subnet. ...
by andreacoppini
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter images
Replies: 365
Views: 241809

Re: Metarouter images

I tried downloading your image at http://openwrt.pantele.com.ua/trunk/metarouter/openwrt-metarouter-rootfs.tgz but when I copy it to my RB433UAH and import it in MetaROUTER, I immediately get an error saying "Couldn't continue - import failed: could not extract: archive is too short (6)" Any idea wh...
by andreacoppini
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

mind you.. leaky coax exists and it's sold, so it must have been deployed successfully by some.

I guess.. :?
by andreacoppini
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

Leaky coax does not = bad coax! :) It's a special type of coax cable with slits in the shielding. Usually the slits are cut in specific lengths in a specific pattern tuned to the wavelength of the signal it should leak. See http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/wireless/2006/1002wireless1.html and...
by andreacoppini
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

Yes. WDS is for bridging wirelessly between two APs.
by andreacoppini
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?
Replies: 31
Views: 4389

Re: WDS connected via cat5 - is this feasible?

side-note... MikroTik doesn't do roaming very well (in other words: MikroTik doesn't do anything to assist in roaming at all) Other vendors have used standards like 802.11r and CCX to assist the clients with roaming from one AP to the other, and having diversity antennas helps a great deal when you ...
by andreacoppini
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: RB1000 with MetaRouter restarting after 3.28 upgrade

I can confirm this. RB1000, new out of the box, with 2x 8Gb Kingston CF cards installed. Upgraded to 3.28, did some basic configuration (3 firewall rules, 3 NAT rules, NTP, 1x Bridge), as soon as I create a metarouter, the RB1000 reboots infinitely. The console doesn't show anything strange: Just th...
by andreacoppini
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless backhaul of my hot-spot is over a sea. Please, help
Replies: 10
Views: 3154

Re: Wireless backhaul of my hot-spot is over a sea. Please, help

When Marcus talks... the world (of MikroTik) listens :) Interesting as always... thanks for the explanation. Excuse my ignorance, but what is ASL? I remember using that term way back on IRC, but I don't think radio waves have any 'age, sex, location'... :) On the topic, so you're saying that when a ...
by andreacoppini
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Permanent Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Feature Request: Permanent Notes

not quite a pop up.. but

/system note set note="XXXX"

this will show up each time you open a terminal window, or connect via Telnet, after login.
by andreacoppini
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: broken wireless N in 4.04b
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: broken wireless N in 4.04b

uldis:

miniPCIe cards.. not the R52N
by andreacoppini
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless backhaul of my hot-spot is over a sea. Please, help
Replies: 10
Views: 3154

Re: Wireless backhaul of my hot-spot is over a sea. Please, help

I've had a customer with a 4.5km link over sea water running for a couple of years now. 1> Go Horizontal.. not that it makes much of a difference, but H-pol tends to work better over water 2> Go 5Ghz.. smaller fresnel, less reflections 3> Don't use MT for backhaul... MT doesn't support antenna diver...
by andreacoppini
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.27 Bonding question
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: 3.27 Bonding question

I think it depends on which MODE the bonding interfaces are using.

Something like 802.3ad or balance-alb needs special driver support, so it probably would not work on a VLAN interface.
by andreacoppini
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: public ip
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: public ip

This is WDS:
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transpare ... o_Networks

This is EoIP:
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transpare ... WDS_(EoIP)

If you still can't do it, it's time to hire a consultant or attend some training.
by andreacoppini
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: public ip
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: public ip

Don't route.. bridge the wireless. Use WDS or EoIP as was suggested (WDS is slightly faster) over your wireless links. Another option is to use private IPs between your ISP and the router you want to give public IPs to... so: RouterA (ISP) [privateNET-A] <--> [privateNET-A] MyRouter1 [privateNET-B] ...
by andreacoppini
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 433AH Issue "Attempted to kill init!"
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: 433AH Issue "Attempted to kill init!"

static buildup? lightning? check the mounting posts.. I had a couple of RB/433s go haywire cos I used some larger-than-should-be washers to mount the RB/433s.
by andreacoppini
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133c Does not save config
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: RB133c Does not save config

no metal object touching the board surface.
I second that.. just had the same experience and it boiled down to metal washers touching the area around the screw hole causing it.
by andreacoppini
Thu May 28, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Routing with original source address
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Routing with original source address

If your proxy server is not internal, then how will it be able to send the replies back to the internal clients? the proxy server needs to have a route into your internal network. This can be done either by masquerading to the router's public IP (but then all requests will be coming from that single...
by andreacoppini
Thu May 28, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude + CompactFlash + RB1000
Replies: 25
Views: 7086

Re: Dude + CompactFlash + RB1000

and I can confirm that... been using it that way for a while now.

some people need to learn how to use the scroll bar
by andreacoppini
Mon May 25, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Vlans between two MT not working
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Vlans between two MT not working

AFAIK, VLANs are processed in software, therefore VLANs + Master interfaces are incompatible.
by andreacoppini
Sun May 24, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Routing with original source address
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Routing with original source address

create a new rule before the masquerade

src-address=your internal LAN
dst-protocol=tcp
dst-port=80
action=accept
by andreacoppini
Sun May 24, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Routing with original source address
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Routing with original source address

then you probably have a NAT rule translating the src-address. Check your MikroTik NAT rules.
by andreacoppini
Sat May 23, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant

Any one have any methods of testing potentially faulty cards? You'd need a spectrum analyser, and someone who knows what he's/she's looking at.... A simpler way would be to compare it with a known good card (eg. a brand new one). Set it all up on a bench and run a bandwidth test through the good ca...
by andreacoppini
Thu May 21, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: TX Power Settings Incorrect - Script by Consultant

Can't really answer your questions directly, but here's a rundown. 1) In theory, radio cards should have firmware limits inside them which stops the software from increasing the maximum power beyond what is supported by the card's hardware.... that's in theory 2) In practice, I personally never try ...
by andreacoppini
Thu May 21, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fidelio & Mikrotik
Replies: 17
Views: 6862

Re: Fidelio & Mikrotik

what I meant -in a highly toned-down sarcastic tone- was that we went through quite a few pains ourselves to get the two working. We make a living by figuring out how to get stubborn, closed products to talk to each other. So if you need this setup to work, by all means, get in touch with me out of ...
by andreacoppini
Thu May 21, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fidelio & Mikrotik
Replies: 17
Views: 6862

Re: Fidelio & Mikrotik


any document / guide will be really helpful
Sure..and would you like fries with that sir? :)


Do a little search, read the manuals, it's all there.
by andreacoppini
Wed May 20, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fidelio & Mikrotik
Replies: 17
Views: 6862

Re: Fidelio & Mikrotik

Might as well post it here for everyone's sake. We got it working on the bench with the local Fidelio integrator, using OSC RADIATOR. RADIATOR is a very flexible RADIUS server which MikroTik can use and which supports loads of different databases as the back end, one of them being Micros Fidelio/Ope...
by andreacoppini
Mon May 18, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Vlans between two MT not working
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Vlans between two MT not working

That card SHOULD support VLANs, but I would try using an Intel PRO card instead.
by andreacoppini
Mon May 18, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Vlans between two MT not working
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Vlans between two MT not working

oh ok... then you're correct.

what Ethernet interfaces are you using on the PC? not all Ethernet cards support VLANs
by andreacoppini
Mon May 18, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Vlans between two MT not working
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Vlans between two MT not working

Where you have the PC connected, the port should be untagged.
by andreacoppini
Mon May 18, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Vlans between two MT not working
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Vlans between two MT not working

If it's a true L2 switch, it probably has 802.1Q VLAN support (check specifications). If the switch DOES have 802.1Q VLAN support, and you don't need to do any VLANs on the switch, see if you can turn off 802.1Q altogether. If you can't turn it off, you're going to have to configure the same VLANs o...
by andreacoppini
Mon May 11, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH + RH-52H used as Point-to-Point Link (Office-Home)
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: RB433AH + RH-52H used as Point-to-Point Link (Office-Home)

That is basically the same thing as I suggested, so you can leave it that way if you're comfortable with the setup.
by andreacoppini
Sun May 10, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH + RH-52H used as Point-to-Point Link (Office-Home)
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: RB433AH + RH-52H used as Point-to-Point Link (Office-Home)

Hi Andrea, THANKS a lot for your support and the info provided. Everything seems to be smooth. No need for IP addresses, as you said (only one assigned on wds-bridge, on both RB-433s, for management purposes). Also, no neded for any DHCP configurations (again as you said!). WDS is up and running (R...
by andreacoppini
Sun May 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Next gen wireless card poll
Replies: 57
Views: 25538

Re: Next gen wireless card poll

I fully agree with andreacoppini (post regarding difference with connectors) I think antA: ufl and antB:SMA would be a great solution. thanks for the support :D but looks like our cries for compatibility haven't been heard! R5H is out and has an MMCX connector. What's worse, it only has a single MM...
by andreacoppini
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik RB411 and R52 Working With Tsunami 5054-BSUR
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: MikroTik RB411 and R52 Working With Tsunami 5054-BSUR

As far as I know, the Tsunami range uses proprietary protocols, so it can't communicate with non Tsunami equipment.

MikroTik can use nStreme or standard 802.11, both of which are incompatible with the Tsunami.
by andreacoppini
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: I need mikrotik with 15-16 LAN port.
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: I need mikrotik with 15-16 LAN port.

you can buy 4x RB44 nic's, and motherboard with at least 4 pci slots. This MAY work... I have seen quite a few problems with using more than 2 RB44 NICs on the same PCI bus. In other words, if you DO go down this route, make sure you use a good quality, server-grade motherboard. Or if there's any a...
by andreacoppini
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RF Testing Utility
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: RF Testing Utility

So if I understand you correctly, you want the wireless interface to just blurt out RF, without expecting an ACKnowledgement. In that case you can try setting the wireless interface mode to "alignment-only". I'm not sure what this does since I've never used it, but I would expect that it transmits s...
by andreacoppini
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins
Replies: 10
Views: 2585

Re: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins

Try disabling the DNS Name in IP -> Hotspot -> Server Profiles -> [Your Profile].

In Windows XP with IPv6 installed, having an invalid DNS name like hotspot.mycompany.local causes problems. It could be that the same happens on a Mac.
by andreacoppini
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RF Testing Utility
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: RF Testing Utility

If you have a link set up already (ie. a station and an AP are associated), you can run a Bandwidth Test (Tools -> Bandwidth Test in WinBox). This will flood the link with traffic.
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