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by DogHead
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 305
Views: 68131

Re: v6.45beta [testing] is released!

After upgrade to 6.45rc34 all ports in bridge disappeared. Cannot add them back as the system says they are still in a bridge. Will downgrade bac to rc31 which was working.
by DogHead
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Wireless Mesh Gateway Selection with HWMP+ and MME
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Wireless Mesh Gateway Selection with HWMP+ and MME

We are using both HWMP+ and MME in a dynamic wireless mesh configuration. HWMP+ is used to join all the nodes together, some which have Internet connectivity and some which don't. When a node has Internet connectivity we change it's status to Mesh Portal, otherwise this is off. Layer 2 meshing is wo...
by DogHead
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37 [current] is released!
Replies: 197
Views: 33939

Re: v6.37 [current] is released!

Like others, I have not been able to get the wireless package to update properly. On a RB433GL with 6.36 installed and working fine. We were using the CM2 driver which is the only one in the routerOS "all in one" package. Steps followed were: 1. Backup system and move backup to PC 2. Uninstall wirel...
by DogHead
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet Not Forwarding IP on RB411GL
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Ethernet Not Forwarding IP on RB411GL

On a network with over 50 wireless routers using a combination of RB411GL and RB433GL and R52Hn modules, we have two RB411GL that are exhibiting a strange behavior. All are using 6.35 and are configured identically except for SSID, IP address, channel, etc. We have an IP camera attached via a cross ...
by DogHead
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripts and System Clock problems
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Scripts and System Clock problems

For several years we have been using scripts to do system configuration and board burn in testing. These scripts are fairly long and generally we have only had to make minor changes to accommodate command structure changes from ROS version to version. They have been highly reliable up to now. Recent...
by DogHead
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!
Replies: 59
Views: 17386

Re: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!

I replaced the RB433 with a RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN and am seeing the same memory leak under 6.19rc9. So the problem seems to be with the mips be build. I have uninstalled everything except the combined ROS package and NTP. Disabled wireless too. There also is an issue with the watchdog timer which preve...
by DogHead
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!
Replies: 59
Views: 17386

Re: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!

Memory leak on RB433 continues in 6.19rc9. It may have slowed. It appears to be related to network traffic throughput. The more traffic, the faster the leak. Has anyone else experienced this.
by DogHead
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!
Replies: 59
Views: 17386

Re: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!

There is a significant memory leak in 6.19rc6 on the RB433. We have disabled all packages unneeded packages, but it appears that we still lose about 5MB of memory per hour until the system reboots with a kernel panic This router has previously been running for about 3 years with no issues. We have n...
by DogHead
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 81654

Re: v6.10 released

As Doc Marcus says, importing at CA does not work correctly. StartSSL CA certs seem to work. CACert CA does not. Self signed certs generated on Windows or Linux under easy-rsa from OpenVPN or from OpenSSL do not work. The certs are not recognized as CA certs, only normal certs and we have issues wit...
by DogHead
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 81654

Re: v6.10 released

We have tested and progressively went back through prior ROS versions until we found one where certificate management worked. You have to go back to 6.3. I think someone else mentioned this. Any release after 6.3 certificate authority certs and keys cannot be properly imported, particularly from sel...
by DogHead
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V6.10 and openVPN
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: V6.10 and openVPN

As far as I can tell the entire certificate management infrastructure of ROS is completely broken. We had routers running from 4.x to 5.26 that all could easily import certificates, configure OVPN, PPTP and L2TP. In 6.x nothing seems to work and it is impossible to diagnose. As a start, there appear...
by DogHead
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.10 released
Replies: 248
Views: 81654

Re: v6.10 released

There are some very weird things going on in ROS 6.x pertaining to certificate management and VPN in general. I have an RB433AH that has been running for years and is a gateway for an office. It was originally installed with a 4.x version of ROS and we have upgraded it every time a new release comes...
by DogHead
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Layer 2 VPN over UDP
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Layer 2 VPN over UDP

We are looking for a simple way to create dial up, light weight VPN tunnels for point to multipoint. We don't need encryption, just bridging. Needs to work between ROS devices as well as Windows. We thought OpenVPN, but MT does not support UDP. So L2TP ? Has anyone used L2TP without IPSec to bridge?...
by DogHead
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: OpenVPN - UDP, LZ0?
Replies: 16
Views: 7231

Re: OpenVPN - UDP, LZ0?

+1+1+1+1+1
Udp openvpn...please
by DogHead
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels
Replies: 250
Views: 87657

Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

+1+1+1+1+1
Udp for ovpn now!!!
by DogHead
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: OpenVPN compression LZO and UDP
Replies: 200
Views: 92213

Re: Feature request: OpenVPN compression LZO and UDP

+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
Very important
by DogHead
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue

Yes, I tried using a mangle rule to reduce the size to 1460 for mss, but it did not fix the problem.

Seems strange that I can pass large packets from the console of the router, but not from a connected PC.
by DogHead
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue

Odd, but if I turn off encryption and just use SHA1 authentication, then I can pass 1500 packets. But then explain to me why I can ping 1500 length packets from the console of the remote client router to a pc at the server end, but I cannot go end to end from a pc to pc? The tunnel should fail in bo...
by DogHead
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Strange OpenVPN MTU Issue

I have a problem which I have not been able to resolve. I have an application that I am testing for sending video over a bridged VPN connection using a pair of MT RB411GL boards. One one board I am running OVPN server with ethernet/tap configuration which is bridged to the ether1 port. On the other ...
by DogHead
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.7 released
Replies: 225
Views: 108720

Re: v6.7 released

With OPENVPN we found that key exchange is not working properly when choosing AES192 or 256. If on the server you select ANY, then the system figures out which key length to apply to connections. We used 192 bit keys. This appears to be a new automatic feature that works, while manual settings fail....
by DogHead
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!
Replies: 247
Views: 85025

Re: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!

Normis...No comments on this thread? I think this topic deserves a detailed response from MT. Is it a board HW issue, user install issue, or both? What are the recommended best practices to avoid ethernet port flapping? Please provide a detailed reply. We have some very high profile installations ha...
by DogHead
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!
Replies: 247
Views: 85025

Re: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!

The preponderance of evidence is that there is something seriously wrong with the Ethernet ports of Routerboard products. The problem seems to have started around 2011. All you have to do is look at how many users reports here the exact same symptoms. I have seen no effort to address this issue over...
by DogHead
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!
Replies: 247
Views: 85025

Re: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!

We have updated to 6.4 on all systems and updated bootloader. We turned on debug logging for all systems. Installed RB411GL as wireless clients attached to IP cameras with cross over through passive POE injectors with 18VDC .7A power supplies. UTP 2' cable between router and POE injector, 2' UTP cab...
by DogHead
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: 6.0rc11 on Fit-PC2 - no Hard Disk
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: 6.0rc11 on Fit-PC2 - no Hard Disk

The IDE to SATA interface is difficult to deal with. With Linux you need to build a driver for it which is not in kernel.

The wifi is Ralink RT2870 but you can use the drivers for RT3180. It works fine, but probably not supported in MT. You can replace it with a usb only miniPCIe or USB module.
by DogHead
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Qualcom Gobi Support
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Qualcom Gobi Support

The MC7710 will only work on ATT in the USA, not for Verizon or Sprint. ATT has relatively limited LTE coverage and masks this with calling HSPA 4G. Also, as miniPCIe it can only work on RB800 and RB411. We would really like to see a miniPCIe slot on the bottom of the 433GL or 435 We have found solu...
by DogHead
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: v6.0rc9 released
Replies: 59
Views: 16729

Re: v6.0rc9 released

Upgraded a point to point nstreme link from 6.0rc6 to rc9. One end used RB433 and the other used an Alix board (x86). Both with R52Hn cards. Link is set up using VPLS over a AP to Station link. AES encryption. The RB433 looks fine with about 2% CPU, but the Alix board jumped up to 80% CPU. Under rc6...
by DogHead
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Recommended config for short distance p2p.
Replies: 8
Views: 2412

Re: Recommended config for short distance p2p.

As noted above, turn down your tx power at both ends. Assuming you have something like 16dB of antenna gain, putting more than 10dBm of tx power into them for such a short link will be too much. Sometimes just turning the antennas off angle and working the side lobes is what is required at short dis...
by DogHead
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless network for 3g
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: wireless network for 3g

Any routerboard with USB will work great. If you want to bolt the cell modem in, use the RB411 and a miniPCIe USB only modem check the list under supported hardware for which modems have been tested. 3G works on almost everything. LTE is another story.
by DogHead
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCC, Proxy and Macintosh FTP
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: PCC, Proxy and Macintosh FTP

Bump...Someone must have a macintosh behind a pcc load balanced connection and gotten FTP to work...please let me know what you did
by DogHead
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCC, Proxy and Macintosh FTP
Replies: 1
Views: 505

PCC, Proxy and Macintosh FTP

We have set up a router with two DSL links using PCC. Works great for everyone except one user with a Macintosh. From linux and PC clients all services work fine (FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Skype). On the Macintosh (10.0.6.8 Snow Leopard) everything works except FTP when using the PCC link. If we connect dir...
by DogHead
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Usb port invalid
Replies: 45
Views: 21960

Re: Usb port invalid

Eye3Motion...The USB drivers in ROS5.22 seem to work reliably to support most 3G (UMTS, HSPA, EvDO) modems. They do not support any LTE other than the Bandrich C501 that is derived from GOBI 3000. Just saw that ATT has authorized this modem. In US that is the only carrier that can use this modem rig...
by DogHead
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal

We are not talking about a minor difference. This is a 15dB difference between chains 0 and 1. The difference is persistent across swaps of antennas, processor boards and radio modules. When we back down to 4.17, the difference goes away, so it must be related to drivers in ROS5 and 6 with the R52Hn...
by DogHead
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Why would two MIMO chains have different receive signal

We have a strange problem. With a 2km link using RB433 and R52Hn we see about a 10-15 db difference in signal between chain 0 and 1. Both ends of the link use the same cross pol panel antennas. When we swap the antenna ports at one end of the link the signal stays the same. When we swap both antenna...
by DogHead
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: nv2 multilink problem
Replies: 94
Views: 27193

Re: nv2 multilink problem

We are seeing similar types of issues with the RB433AH and R52Hn in point to point to multipoint configurations. I think that there may be even more going on here than just protocol implementation issues. I think, as others have pointed out, that there are kernel settings for TCP that probably need ...
by DogHead
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH and R52Hn problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: RB433AH and R52Hn problems

Thanks Josh, but this does not appear to be a shielding or noise issue. The links were working fine for a period of time and then all of a sudden chain 1 failed. And it did it on several units at one time. No new interference sources. No high noise floor. Just weird behavior.
by DogHead
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH and R52Hn problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

RB433AH and R52Hn problems

We have been having point to point and point to multipoint link problems with the RB433AH and the R52Hn. Recently we installed a network with a couple of repeaters built using RB433AH and 2 ea R52Hn. Generally the links have a point to multipoint backhaul with one radio as StationWDS looking at an u...
by DogHead
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt

We figured out that the way to make reboot work was to import a script that created a script and added a scheduler event that was a minute or two later than when you ran the script. Also have it run on startup another script which disables the scheduler that runs the reboot. Really messy. We do the ...
by DogHead
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21

We determined that the problem with FlashFig is that with ROS 5.11 boards (all brand new RB411GL that we received) there are problems with the TFTP/bootp implementation. We traced the session using Wireshark and found that the boards make a request to boot from flashfig. The flashfig server gives th...
by DogHead
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt

We are trying to completely automate the inbound testing, configuration, reboot cycling and firmware upgrade of routerboards. Much easier said than done when you need to repeatedly cycle boards, upgrade firmware etc. Especially when tools like FlashFig don't work properly with the version of ROS tha...
by DogHead
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38319

Re: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4

On mipsbe 411GL and 433 we get a prompt for Are you sure?

Scripts fail every time on this. Cannot put in a Y response.
by DogHead
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4
Replies: 65
Views: 38319

Re: Complete DELPHI API client: update 4

/system reboot in 5.21 requires interactive confirmation as does /system upgrade /system auto-upgrade requires interactive password Using ROS scripting you cannot respond to these requests, rendering all scripts that use these commands useless. The right way to fix the problem is eliminate the inter...
by DogHead
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt

Have you tried this on 5.21? I just tested and ROS does not like it, says that y is a bad command and it still prompts me for confirmation. /system reboot used to work but then at some point the confirmation was added and started to cause scripts to fail.
by DogHead
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21

Further...with brand new, never powered on boards, FlashFig gives a "No TFTP request" error for all 411GL boards with 5.11 on them. We are trying to upgrade to 5.21 and we are running FlashFig on a windows 7 Pro 32 bit machine with no firewall. Again, if we enable bootp net booting on NetInstall ins...
by DogHead
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt

I agree that small changes in syntax break everything. Each release, even a point release, requires careful testing of each and every script. It is a real pain.
by DogHead
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Is there such a thing as Quiet Mode or /y or no prompt

Now /system reboot requires confirmation too.

We can't automate much of anything without the ability to bypass confirmations and password requests.

This is a big pain
by DogHead
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

FlashFig for updating boards from 5.11 to 5.21

We have a large lot of 411GL boards that just arrived with v5.11 on them. We wanted to automate the configuration process to upgrade them to v5.21 and to put v2.41 of RouterBoot on them using FlashFig and FTP with scripts. It seems that FlashFig in Netinstall v5.21 will not respond to bootp requests...
by DogHead
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware issues with rb4xx
Replies: 45
Views: 16235

Re: hardware issues with rb4xx

We are in USA, but have customers world wide. The problem with NAND first came up in the USA, but we saw this same issue in UK and France. What we are seeing is that if the board does not fail in the first 48 hours following numerous power resets, it will not fail. We think that the problem is a com...
by DogHead
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Bypass Webfig Splash
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Bypass Webfig Splash

Thanks for the suggestion. I suppose the best I can do is follow your suggestion and then create a skin that limits the admin account to do minimum viewing of status items only.
by DogHead
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Bypass Webfig Splash
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Bypass Webfig Splash

Is there a way in ROS 6 to bypass the first splash screen of webfig and just go to the plain login page with no logos or links to graphs, telnet, etc as the default. When logging in we just want two fields on the page...userid and password, nothing else. Can this be done using skin design? if so how
by DogHead
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Qualcom Gobi Support
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Qualcom Gobi Support

In the Linux 3.4 kernel and later there is kernel support for Qualcom Gobi 3000-4000 modems. In particular there is mobile IP support and control through the QMI interface.

When will this show up in ROS if ever? LTE support with basically just one obscure Chinese modem is not cutting it.