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by mp3turbo2
Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless test results
Replies: 12
Views: 6144

good to know! I don't expect such boost on full-powered beasts, but seems like the code is getting optimized what is excellent sign.

Thanks for sharing info!
by mp3turbo2
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless test results
Replies: 12
Views: 6144

speculation : could this higher performance be due to PROPERLY WORKING hardware compression of atheros cards? We all know that bandwidth test uses compressible data, at least to some extent.

somebody from mikrotik wants to shred some light here?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless test results
Replies: 12
Views: 6144

hi stephen,

what about fast processors like your mobile Pentium platform ? These results are far more interesting than ~20Mbps :)

thnx!
by mp3turbo2
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9.1 questions : nstreme performance and compression [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

thanks martini, how is it possible that there is just so small portion of people here that can provide real answers?? I will perform extensive testing next Monday and Tuesday, I guess around 6 hours will be devoted to hardware compression tests (2.9.1, 2.9.2 versions) and nstreme2.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9.1 questions : nstreme performance and compression [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

which CPU? Routerboard or p4/3GHz ?
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9.1 questions : nstreme performance and compression [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

2.9.1 questions : nstreme performance and compression [SOLVED]

gyus, questions are:


> Significantly improved Nstreme performance


how much is nstreme improved compared to v2.8.28 ? What about nstreme2 and is anyone successfully running 2.9.1 with atheros HARDWARE COMPRESSION ?

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: condensation water with ATX router outside!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

hey guys, hkaiser asked about ATX routers and you throw 3.8+GHz beasts on him - don't you know that many nice p2/300MHz and higher ATX solutions exist and still are operable? hkaiser, we operate SEVERAL p2/400MHz to p3/1200MHz atx boxes in plastic IP55 (I think) waterproof boxes. The only cooling so...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Configuration Problem
Replies: 77
Views: 23915

beejan, you said: =========================== 1 60.51.128.182/30 60.51.128.180 60.51.128.183 WAN1 and my ip route is: 0 S 0.0.0.0/0 60.51.128.182 1 WAN1 1 DC 60.51.128.180/30 0.0.0.0 0 WAN1 2 DC 10.100.0.0/24 0.0.0.0 0 LAN =========================== and then: =========================== /ip route a...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High Ping and timeout's
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

or probably load. Having connected more customers doesn't mean having more DATA transferred.

there could be someone who is working on Photoshop files all day and then he starts uploads to corporation/customers at 8:00PM.
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Advanced outbond load balancing
Replies: 5
Views: 3865

correct. I personally see the role of ECMP only in controlled environment, where "open internet" surely does not belong to. Thinking of it, I could use ECMP to almost double wireless transfer speeds - instead of one antenna on each end, you have to use two (four total for one complete link). Then, b...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Backup/Restore/Export
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

if you want to perform "real" backups, use disk imaging software like Norton Ghost. Bring your notebook with USB2.0 external 3.5" box or Compact Flash readers, pull out HDD or ATA Flash drives from working systems and copy them sector by sector offline. I have done this several times for my really i...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new user
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

guys, you still didn't understand this:

>i want to use v2.8 but i dont have a serial number (to full version)


there is no possibility to upgrade for this guy!
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Association drops on heavy upload traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

I have experienced the same - on ATX machines (celerons/p2 ~400MHz, 256MB RAM, i440BX chipset, powered directly from normal power plugs). This is reproducible for me and seems to be problem in software, we use nstreme/exact-size and dynamic-size, framer-limit set to 4000 (max), clean RF environment,...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotrik power
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Alex, P4/1.7GHz has so much power that you will never use it. You didn't say how LARGE packets do you process - there is difference: 20000 packets/second, 80 bytes long 20000 packets/second, 1400 bytes long. Definitely buy Gigabit NIC, which OFFLOADS CPU and bus from processing as much as possible, ...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: SC Fiber Ethernet Controller Supported?
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

that's Intel, you didn't expect anything else than excellent reliability and service - did you? :)
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless test package for V2.9
Replies: 20
Views: 5705

> *) added support for Atheros hardware compression; in 2.9rc10... what kind of speed improvement can be seen on compressible data? Let's pretend standard HTML pages are compressible in 1:4 ratio with RAR, what will be the compression with Atheros hardware engine? As far as my info goes, this should...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: P2P Bit-torrent are detected but not dropped in 2.9RC9
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

you will see these connections (better said: connection attempts) from clients, because there is no way how to stop them from TRYING to connect. If their tries are successfull, that's another story. I just want to say : if you see thousands of BitTorrent connections, verify whether these are just SY...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: APC reboot
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

you don't have to reboot APC UPS, just reboot servers on wireless backhaul. Can't reach address x.y.a.b (the opposite side of link) for two minutes? Do /system reboot. Beware, you have to set some interval, otherwise your server will just keep rebooting. You can do this by script and scheduling it t...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9rc7 Console "Safe Mode" (and configured rates)
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

yes, I've met many situations when safe mode didn't help. I'm not using it anymore - I always create script which is reversing changed settings and schedule it to run two minutes in advance.
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

yes I can and I will, but it will happen on weekend only. We have to announce link failure to customer first and even with this, perform test at night... My observations so far : we had another radio client exactly in the same direction as the original one, so we tried to connect the new one to the ...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: can I turn off connection tracking ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

can I turn off connection tracking ?

hi boyz, what would happen? In manual, there is note that when using NAT, connection tracking MUST be enabled. Did somebody try to switch it off? Why I want to do this ? We face problem with ICQ on our network. It is disconnecting clients occasionally, several times a day. We don't use any special t...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does load balancing actually work in 2.9?
Replies: 12
Views: 6121

We didn't get this to work, if you mean true load-balancing scenario with bonding. We were able to setup four linux boxes with doubled performance on bonded ethernet interfaces (2x100Mbit physical interfaces = 190Mbit/s real TCP/IP transfer rates), but we didn't have success with this on Mikrotik. A...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

signal won't change from -75 to -90 because of datarate change. oh btw, we tested nstreme with latest rc7. Still my results from 2.8test are supported by latest finding - have to say that this is the least resistant thing (=worst) I've ever seen in my life. Standard 802.11b (802.11g) equipment is mu...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: load balancing doesn't seems to be working
Replies: 2
Views: 943

this config doesn't tell anything, please post /ip address and /ip route configs.
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

why is this not written in manual? :)

btw, we had better experience with exact framing...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

to be objective, I have to say that we tried this with 2.8.27 so John's statement could be correct. But beware, John is talking about latency and throughput, which are not directly connected to resistance against interference. Our test was performed this way : 2.4GHz, rooftop with 4 directional ante...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does some P2P use http?
Replies: 14
Views: 2961

> we have solved this problem by not stopping P2P but limiting overall bandwidth at 64/64 for all p2p and it works fine. yes, I'd be interested in explaining this more. Did you try the newest Aries? Does your post mean that if you drop p2p totally, it still works unlimited but when you limit p2p to ...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

> Does the nstreme protocol provide any better results against interference?

no, it does not. Nstreme is more vulnerable to interference than anything else I know...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: load balancing 3 lines in 2.28
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

galaxynet, I think that policy routing won't help you too much as you must very carefully separate different kinds of traffic and send them thru three lines. I can't imagine situation how someone could excellently and perfectly estimate that traffic and utilize three lines on their maximum without e...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: total secutity commands for blocking ports virus and more2.9
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

> go to new terminal in winbox then type > ip firewall filter then paste all of these line you need to edit proxy lines > ports and ip you will be secure 95% and will be no loading in ur internet > from your clients 95% secure ?! You must be kidding. Did you ever hear of seven layers of OSI model? A...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPV-6 - Paying to get it put in
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

I have bad news for you : this drastical change won't be implemented in three months. I'm not any representative of company, I just state this solely on my opinion based on previous changes. Development takes more time... a lot of time. You probably won't have commercial support from company, also. ...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: bonding doesn't work for me in 2.9rc6
Replies: 1
Views: 958

bump... some people were proudly presenting here on forum their successes with bonding - I wonder where they are...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bonding doesn't work for me in 2.9rc6
Replies: 1
Views: 958

bonding doesn't work for me in 2.9rc6

guys, I couldn't get bonding with round robin balancing to work in rc6. I tried: 2x new sempron2200+, 256MB RAM, small HDDs, KT400A chipset, integrated LAN (switched off), integrated VGA, BIOS set correctly. 2x intel pro/100 in PCI slots, not sharing interrupts (irq 9, irq10) in each computer 8port ...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Aironet AIR-PCI 340 card only for station mode
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

maybe hyperion is in the same situation as I was - I received several Aironets for free. They are ISA, so very old... when we bought some equipment, those cards were still there because nobody was willing to pull them out. Then, it makes excellent usage :)
by mp3turbo2
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Aironet AIR-PCI 340 card only for station mode
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

you can use ad-hoc mode, don't worry.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Firewall Problem??
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

> Otherwise, set TCP Estabilisced Timeout= 00:01:00. After 1 min & with > firewall P2P lock, estabilisched connection automatically dropped. yes that's right, but he forgot to add something: _ALL_ connections which are -inactive- for 1 minute, WILL DROP !!! Thus, all your clients with ICQ, IRC, othe...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: disabling rules by comment beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

edgars, thank you for hint, but problem is that "name1" "name2" are used with actual nicknames, so:

preport-blabla
preport-uhuhu
preport-mehehe
preport-bububu
preport-hohoho


etc. Thus, I can't use your script. That's why I was asking for "beginning with".

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Probelms with RB532 on Ether1
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

try RB first, client PCs after that.



We didn't use RB, we used normal ATX Celeron desktops with PCI 3Com 905 or Intel Pro/100 cards. Simply the autonego feature is somehow broken and doesn't work correctly, but this is not problem of MT software.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Probelms with RB532 on Ether1
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

you can try switching OFF auto-negotiation feature of ethernet interface and forcing it to 100MBit full duplex. We have met situations like this in past with 3Com cards connected to Cisco gear (catalysts and 3xxx and 2xxx routers). Changing cards to Intel Pro/100 or setting ports to forced operation...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: disabling rules by comment beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

disabling rules by comment beginnings

hi! I would like to disable all rules where comment begins (!) with some string, like: 81 ;;; preport-name1 src-address=abcd/32:5038 protocol=tcp action=nat to-src-address=abcd 82 ;;; preport-name2 src-address=abcd/32:5039 protocol=udp action=nat to-src-address=abcd 83 ;;; preport-name3 src-address=...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Virus Attack
Replies: 21
Views: 17542

hi guys, try to work with this material: :global interval; :global threshold; :set interval 10; :set threshold 2000; /ip firewall mangle add comment="script1" place-before=0 /system script add name="script1-virus-spotter" source={ :if ([/ip firewall mangle get [/ip firewall mangle find comment="scri...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Antenna and distance to clients
Replies: 31
Views: 5632

if you can, that would be excellent. Thank you.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you get a solid connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

correct, you can watch connection data rate jumping all around with default setting while it is solid with configured.

There is no rocket science about this :)
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking known open proxy IPs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3747

pedja, what is list all about? there are many on internet, which one do you use?
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Antenna and distance to clients
Replies: 31
Views: 5632

p2p limiting

> Limiting P2P Uploads to 128kbps, capping total P2P downloads to 2mbps ... etc, etc. wildbill, how did you do that? I created thread for p2p capping, but nobody was willing to share his knowledge with me. I am able to disable p2p totally, I'm able to limit p2p download and upload to the same value,...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does some P2P use http?
Replies: 14
Views: 2961

normis, have there been any changes in p2p detection since 2.8.27 ?

thnx!
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hardware suport ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2370

doesn't make a sense - atheros alone is better than all three you mentioned together. You have to see the situation in reality - acx100 is 6 years old chipset etc, etc, all they are aimed at 2.4GHz only (!) - and that band is dead already. 5GHz is the way to go, with soon opening 10GHz solutions in ...
by mp3turbo2
Sun May 29, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: watchdog kill dead nstreme
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

thnx surfnet !

Changing frequencies didn't help me, that was the first thing I've done. I could change RF part (antenna, pigtail, cable), but it doesn't make sense for me as signal level is not changing and overall quality readings (ccq etc) are 75.
by mp3turbo2
Sun May 29, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: watchdog kill dead nstreme
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

bump... may/29/2005 05:33:10 router: watchdog kill dead nstreme, 00:xx:xx:xx:17:D8 may/29/2005 05:33:10 router: 00:xx:xx:xx:17:D8 disconnected may/29/2005 05:33:11 router: unauth or missing data sender, 00:xx:xx:xx:17:D8 may/29/2005 05:33:11 router: deauth data sender, 00:xx:xx:xx:17:D8 may/29/2005 ...
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 26, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: watchdog kill dead nstreme
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

I have short links, up to 3.3km (=2 miles). ACK timing is not the issue.
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 26, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: watchdog kill dead nstreme
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

exactly the same - three second, three timeout on pings and the link is back again. so far, I found nothing on the web and nobody replied to this post as you can see. What I did today was disabling periodic-calibration. Other than that, I couldn't imagine anything else on my system what could be rel...
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 26, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

yeah, I tried to follow how-to (there is something on limiting upload of p2p), didn't work for me. I read manual and tried hard to do it - didn't work for me. I spent almost three days just with this and I can't devote more time to it. Seems like I'm going to mangle and limit ports 411, 412 uploads ...
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 26, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone here using Celeron CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

I didn't say they don't work, but don't forget to upgrade your BIOS on motherboard when trying to use xeons. Intel had screwed up something, feel free to browse their archives. You need new BIOSes to avoid unexpected shutdowns of OS - and this is not OS dependent.
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 25, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone here using Celeron CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

buy anything from intel (except xeons) and you are going to face no problems.
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 25, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Critical Bug
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

how can you be sure ?!

You have never seen broken network card, did you?


We know nothing about your configuration, could be also some other issue... but you definitely can't be sure this is problem in software. Oh Lord.
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 25, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

bump - nobody solved asymetric download / upload issue? hmmmm this definitely is not issue of download/upload ratio - I don't believe that the whole world has it set to 1:1. Also, I can't sleep because of that "pcq kinda" behaviour. I'm just stupid to configure it and I admit it - I don't have time ...
by mp3turbo2
Mon May 23, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMP??
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

dual-core CPUs are lot different architecture than dual-processor systems. Also, I don't think that having 12x 64bit gigabit interfaces in ONE physical system is good idea (I don't even know anything that can handle 12x 64bit !! PCI). Even if such hardware exists, it would cost thousands and thousan...
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 19, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connecting different Atheros Wireless Chipset
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

that's impossible - channel 5 will always be channel 5 no matter what card do you have.

Can you be more specific? Version of mikrotik, type and version of card, detailed firmware info (/interface wireless info print).

thnx!
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 19, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Virus Attack
Replies: 21
Views: 17542

yes, definitely - use /queue simple: /queue simple add name="infected-customer" target-address=a.b.c.d/32 limit-at=30000/30000 max-limit=52000/52000 this will give the customer: a) GUARANTEED download 30000 bits/s = 30kbit/s = speed of analog modem b) GUARANTEED upload 30000 bits/s = 30kbit/s = spee...
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 18, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Virus Attack
Replies: 21
Views: 17542

you are all right, I stated: > on all routers, the closer to infected client the better. in my post. The closer to client the better means that the best solution is on clients side before the traffic gets into the radio (of course) - this involves you have control over clients system. If they use du...
by mp3turbo2
Tue May 17, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Virus Attack
Replies: 21
Views: 17542

you definitely can stop the virus - this is known MS virus. do this: /ip firewall rule forward add dst-port=445 protocol=tcp action=drop add dst-port=445 protocol=udp action=drop add dst-port=135-139 protocol=tcp action=drop add dst-port=135-139 protocol=udp action=drop on all routers, the closer to...
by mp3turbo2
Mon May 16, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

tschaboo, good point but my situation is not dealing with ratio problem. I was trying to cope with it, but I was not able - I spent almost a week with simple issue and I was trying sooooo much different configurations. I can't understand it, when I do traffic shaping, it works everytime perfectly. J...
by mp3turbo2
Sun May 15, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

bump - nobody?
by mp3turbo2
Fri May 13, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream sweetness
Replies: 19
Views: 3859

eflanery, there is definitely something wrong. You can't have -85dB signal on 35mile link with 6ft antennas - I'd expect something like -62dB instead!!

If you resolve this issue, you'll gain even more performance. Believe me.
by mp3turbo2
Fri May 13, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slowness Spikes
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

people, why do you use amps? 1W amp with 100mW output power on card will give you ~250km reach for your clients! You don't need any amps on links up to 30km... damn. You have different polarization on client antenna than transmitters one, you use 1W amps... Then, you're wondering why is the mikrotik...
by mp3turbo2
Fri May 13, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing Worked then Stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

> The default gateway on each network has to be an IP address on that network.

you'd be suprised but it doesn't have to be.
by mp3turbo2
Thu May 12, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

limiting upload of peer-to-peer appz

hello folks, I am able to limit download and upload for p2p with this: /ip firewall mangle 0 p2p=all-p2p action=passthrough mark-flow=p2p mark-connection=p2p /queue type 0 X name="p2p-download-limit" parent=global-in flow=p2p limit-at=0 queue=default priority=1 max-limit=16000000 burst-limit=0 burst...
by mp3turbo2
Tue May 10, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router Crash Serveral times a Week
Replies: 16
Views: 3033

solution? progress? jmedinas (who started this thread) didn't even send supout file to mikrotik, what kind of support can we users provide when even author of software was not asked to? :) > This is only a Ethernet Router... with 3com and intel cards (5) this is what got my attraction. How the hell ...
by mp3turbo2
Mon May 09, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new feature plz - CHAT between admins logged on
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

new feature plz - CHAT between admins logged on

it would be very usefull if there is some possibility of chatting or at least sending simple messages to other users logged on console, such as: /command {user | group } message /message admin blablabla /message technician blebleble it would save some money on telephones and is just handy many times...
by mp3turbo2
Sun May 08, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELP with setting up MT as AP and Station
Replies: 1
Views: 672

bridging and AP are different things. To set up wireless AP and wireless clients connecting to it using routable network (which is far better than bridged), just do this: machine1: {AP server} /interface wireless print enable 0 {enable wireless interface} set 0 name=readable-name-of-your-wireless-ca...
by mp3turbo2
Fri May 06, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prism 2.5 200mW strange Ping problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3272

if you will not use your 4W amplifiers, you won't experience anything like this with Atheros. Remember, MT is just software, moreover based on Linux. Not software, but radio-frequency engineering is causing your troubles. Cables, pigtails, 4W amplifiers (I doubt you really need them), antennas, inte...
by mp3turbo2
Fri May 06, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Amplifiers
Replies: 13
Views: 3253

vazir, tell us something about your links, antennas used and throughputs.
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 04, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: watchdog kill dead nstreme
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

watchdog kill dead nstreme

2.8.26 (I know nobodys interested in it anymore) may/04/2005 14:32:24 wlan: watchdog kill dead nstreme, 00:xx:yy:zz:17:D8 may/04/2005 14:32:24 wlan: 00:xx:yy:zz:17:D8 disconnected may/04/2005 14:32:27 wlan: 00:xx:yy:zz:17:D8 connected just to let you know. Intel 440BX platform, Celerons 400MHz and a...
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 04, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding vs NStreme2
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

heya don't give up too early, I'm interested :)

Okej, Patrick, you can't get 80Mbps real TCP throughput with Nstreme stream. Maybe the TCP bandwidth test will show you that, but that's all.

I definitely agree with your
> the results could be more useful in certain applications

:)
by mp3turbo2
Wed May 04, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Tests
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

no need for p7, we were successfully using nstreme on celeron300mhz. You have to understand that RBs and WRAPs are 486/Pentium1 designs.
by mp3turbo2
Tue May 03, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prism 2.5 200mW strange Ping problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3272

this is almost always issue of interference. Try to do /interface wireless scan name-of-wireless-interface, or /inter wirel frequency-monitor you will see what is 'in the air'. Then, choose the most free channel, as far away from competitiors as possible. Also, you have to understand that these cond...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help required for 20Mb 3 hop link
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

you know, this should not be about luck. What are you going to do if this solution works right now and it will not be capable of delivering those 20Mbps in two months because of interference in the air?

High capacity business works other way.
by mp3turbo2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

yes. As I said, this is not first or second installation of us and that link works perfectly. I'm just curious about that difference - note that not too many people on this planet would notice something like this on PERFECT link. When you have problems, you start to investigate blablabla... but not ...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help required for 20Mb 3 hop link
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

ghmorris, are your numbers real tcp/ip transfers or just bandwidth-test numbers?

thnx!
by mp3turbo2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

those antennas are in the same heights, literally, horizontal polarization. Fresnel zone is clear, some metallic structures around but not too many and we know this / these conditions by heart because this is installation in one city district (we have done many of them). Link is not running over wat...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

thnx for input, but I doubt it - we tried what we could and this is not our first installation. Pigtails were changed, coaxs were changed, cards were changed, antennas were changed... nothing helped. Usually I'm within 3dB of difference, right here I have almost 20 :)
by mp3turbo2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help required for 20Mb 3 hop link
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

you're going to have harsh times, dude. You may see some people post 50+ Mbps transfer rates, but those are bases on internal test-bandwidth test and probably not REAL tcp/ip transfer rates. My experience tells me that link which is able to show off 25Mbps in bandwidth test, has problems transferrin...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

these were taken from 2.8.26, as long as I use this version, nobody is going to take them away from me :)

I'm just curious - are these the ones that kcary monitors?
by mp3turbo2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

hi kcary, which OIDs you use for monitoring errors? Are they: /interface print oid errors-in=.1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.14.6 errors-out=.1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.20.6 discards-in=.1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.13.6 discards-out=.1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.19.6 I would be interested what exactly errors-in and errors-out represent on Et...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

20dB difference in signal strengths

hi folks, 2.8.26, ptp link (3km, 24dB directional antennas, short coaxial cable to antenna etc) on fast atx machines, excellent stability and throughput, nstreme with polling. But signal strength and tx-signal-strength varies greatly: AP : status: running-ap overall-tx-ccq: 99 registered-clients: 1 ...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Last-ip ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

you are such a funny guys :)
by mp3turbo2
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: spyware problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

spire2z, will you provide some example of connection limit ?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Automatic creation of IP Address
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

there is interface missing in script from eugene, proper working should be: :for e from 1 to 100 do={/ip address add address=((10.0.1.1 + $e * 4) . "/30") interface=ether1} this will create addresses 10.0.1.5, 10.0.1.9, 10.0.1.13, 10.0.1.17, .21, .25, .29 etc bound to ether1 interface on Mikrotik. I...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Same channel seperate SSID
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

I guess you should be better off with virtual AP feature present for atheros cards, maybe prisms too (I'm not sure, check docs). Definitely, running several physical cards on the same freq is not the best thing. Also, if channels 1 and 6 are used, this does NOT limit you to using channel 11 ONLY. Yo...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3,5 GHz cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

hi Oldrichu, do you have license for 3.5GHz ? As far as I know, Atheros is not usable on 3GHz band and no other card with 3GHz is supported on Mikrotik. Probably you will need complete hardware solution ... which is going to be kinda expensive. I don't believe you can't use 5GHz solution in Vysocina...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Atheros 5213 frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

damn, didn't notice that New Zealand. He was talking about not many people living more south than he is, so I panicked : OMG, South Pole or something.

once again, sorry. I always wanted to spend Christmas on beach in swimsuit.
by mp3turbo2
Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.22 PPTP server
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

hi workshop, I've read both your posts and I guess there is PEBKAC problem {Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair}. You probably have something somewhere which is prohibiting you to use NAT/Masquerade correctly, because I have feeling that your both posts have the same background. Triple check w...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Atheros 5213 frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

hi John, > Where are you, the South Pole? Not too many people live further south than we do. may I know where are you located and what are usual {eventually some minimal} winter temperatures there and how often? What is the weather there - does it snow very often and quite heavy? There are several i...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: One-way video broadcast to 5ghz clients
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

hi directwireless, yeah I know, that's why I was asking for software solution for this. Solution means that there will be some box (either dedicated or this software could run on another linux/windows box with other current services) and it will 100% maintain that delivery, meaning I will not have t...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: P2P Traffic?
Replies: 13
Views: 3091

hi gjs,

as a quick fix, try to use \queue simple

add name=bad-customer dst-address=a.b.c.d/32 total-limit-at=xy bites/s total-limit-max=xy bites/s

this will throttle him down, so you have more time and peace to investigate.

bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: One-way video broadcast to 5ghz clients
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

hi direct, what software you use for multicasting? We face similar problem : we would like to distribute some huge software packages to several clients at once in order to prevent bandwidth waste (instead of having 10x ftp sessions or so with 15GB each we would like to have 1 broadcast/multicast/wha...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Block Skype
Replies: 31
Views: 11064

> connection to outside of latvia is 512Kb/s for me (depends on ISP) this is what you get for $12. Compare that to 1.5Mbit/s or slightly faster cable modems for $40/month - it is the same offer. Once again : local, country, traffic is unlimited as there are local NIX/SIX/xIX internet exchange peerin...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: send email when number of packets/second from IP is >1000
Replies: 18
Views: 13315

send email when number of packets/second from IP is >1000

hi folks, scratching my head... Reason : viruses. Many our clients have been infected with Popupblocker.exe and realplay.exe and that stuff. Usual traffic looks like : 250 packets / second, 2 Mbit/s. When infected client is allowed to get thru, 6000 packets / second is very common. As those infected...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: How To Block Skype
Replies: 31
Views: 11064

\> I saw an advert offering 100Mbits for ~ 12$ a month with no limitations whatsoever yeah, but this is for sure NOT GUARANTEED speed, not mentioning overseas connectivity - nobody's gonna sell you 100Mbit for $12. Local traffic? Yes, could be possible, shared bandwidth with 1000 of other users, bec...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.21 nstreme NOT compatible with older versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

nobody? Ouch yeah.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.21 nstreme NOT compatible with older versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

2.8.21 nstreme NOT compatible with older versions?

hello all, I couldn't connect older clients (v19, v18 and v15, every version running in station mode) to v21 running as ap-bridge with N-Streme on 2.4GHz-g-turbo - simply it was not compatible. However, 2.4GHz-g (without turbo) worked OK (v21 : AP, v19: client). After upgrading running v19 to v21, c...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP
Replies: 23
Views: 4819

Jon, that's one excellent performance! Will you post your configuration of IPIP or EOIP tunnels? Omit IP addresses and passwords and stuff like that, I'm interested in config of IPIP (it's very simple, but we haven't had success with it - performance was low) and mainly with MSS/MTU mangling - do yo...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP
Replies: 23
Views: 4819

hi pcmd, I can confirm - my experiences with tunnels are very similar. We were able to push around 80kB/s = 640kbit/s on 34Mbit e1/t1 line... which without tunnels passes >32Mbit/s... btw, what is the FASTEST tunnel in MT? I thought IPIP should be the fastest because of its simplicity and lack of en...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: atheros ar5213 lot of problems, low lange, big pings ...
Replies: 14
Views: 4929

> How that cheap cards work PERFECT under windows ?? easy - you have several mile link with mikrotik, yeah? And do you have that same link with windows or do you "test" the same cards within living room where you have several TENS of decibels in signal strength ? I think that windows drivers are not...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: atheros ar5213 lot of problems, low lange, big pings ...
Replies: 14
Views: 4929

guys, this is hardware issue, not software - you can't blame MT for anything. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about. As soon as you replace shitty taiwanese cards with flaky radiofrequency parts and amplifiers with something that REALLY WORKS, you won't have problems. Although we are not talking...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: AR5211 link underperforming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

this definitely should be hardware related problems, something like omni antenna issues (interference lowers throughput and omni is very good at this!), bad pigtails etc, etc.

your singal in low -80dB is very weak.

This is not software (mikrotik) issue.
by mp3turbo2
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New driver to be added
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

especially JUMBO frames - they are incredibly important for performance and optimalization !!
by mp3turbo2
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't get basic 2 line script to work.
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

you must issue 'print' command before, because disable 0 can't be interpreted.
by mp3turbo2
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Config File
Replies: 3
Views: 999

hi macdeath,

ssids are in the backup config file - it is text file, so you can easily read them with all other settings.

bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P2P Ares blocking?
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

HOW ?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: public IP to fourth AP in a chain
Replies: 1
Views: 725

public IP to fourth AP in a chain

hello folks, what is the easiest way to put public address on fourth or fifth machine in chain with private addresses? Situation: AP1 (public range, private 10.x.y.z) -> wireless AP2 (private 10.1.1.1) -> wireless AP3 (private 10.2.1.1) -> wireless AP4 (private 10.3.1.1). We would like to put public...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MultiAP on 3 atheroses
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

60Mbit traffic on EACH of those three cards (total = 180Mbit/s) or on all three TOGETHER (total = 60Mbit/s) ?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MANGLING DNS
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

gianluca, will you post your complete mangling rules? That way, we can see what you have done and what are you trying to achieve.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and BOGON filtering
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

there is more to this, see:

http://www.completewhois.com/bogons/dat ... dr-all.txt

but at least, you have filtered the largest networks :)

bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what is the recommended STABLE Prism2.5 firmware for 2.8.x
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

thank you, guys, for responses - 1.7.4 is what I've done. I downloaded firmware from http://www.demarctech.com/downloads/reliawave-zm/DemarcFW1.7.4.zip, this is complete package with automated windows flash program. Insert card into functional windows system, start windows, install drivers for that ...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 977

when I saw timeout error last time, it was failed HDD :)
by mp3turbo2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bond two wireless cards???
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

dave, will you post your example of working eoip over two wireless ? We read about it everywhere on forum, but we didn't succeed to do it. And we tried hard, believe me...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: what is the recommended STABLE Prism2.5 firmware for 2.8.x
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

what is the recommended STABLE Prism2.5 firmware for 2.8.x

hello, what is the recommended STABLE Prism2.5 firmware for 2.8.15 or 2.8.16 versions ? Do those load some firmware into RAM on prism cards? I've been fighting problems with 1.0.4 (I think) / 1.3.4 and 1.3.6 secondary firmwares. Both of them show the same behaviour : after some short time (some hour...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone tried runing routerOS on this nice platform?
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

there were some quirks and rough edges from the very early 8139 batch, but recent revisions, like C and D (you shouldn't be able to buy anything but 8139D for more than two years) and 8100 recent revisions should be behaving correctly. Many times, problems are usually solved by setting AUTO-NEGOTIAT...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Caching WinXP SP2
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

problem is that MS round-robins servers (DNS names and their respective IP addresses, even there is load balancing - more IP addresses under one DNS name). The right solution could be comparing requested file name (and its size) to cached file (and its size) - then serving from cache. As this is 270...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to run wireless-legacy in 2.8.16?
Replies: 19
Views: 6049

excellent, Borage - wanna share some more detailed info? Just telling that wiless will cause huge problems is super-dooper, but has no info at all. So, post what was/is wrong, what you feel is broken, what is your configuration (be as specific as you could be), etc, etc. Ya know, wireless is 'ghost'...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Realtek RTL8101L 10/100 Mbps LAN PCI controller supported?
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

as far as I know, 8100 are from 8139 family - and they work with the same binary drivers under Windows2000. So they should work with MT, as 8139 is supported.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Low Throughput on 5.2 GHz Link
Replies: 26
Views: 6181

all-in-all, this shouldn't be at 370kB/s ... rafit, create a user account for me, I will log on, change your settings, delete that user afterwards... just try to think about way how to get username/password to me - definitely not here in forum, I could send you my email address or something... btw, ...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream testing
Replies: 14
Views: 4789

> tx-power is set to 14 on box A and 16 on the second box do NOT use tx-power setting, we always got lower throughput when we set anything other than DEFAULT, so card decided value. Set tx-power=default ! > I locked the radios to 36 Mbit but without success. ouch. > The only problem is the ping-time...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream testing
Replies: 14
Views: 4789

hello folks, > PtP-Link: Distance is 8 km both 2.8.16 2,4 Ghz Celeron and 1 Ghz Celeron > Signal TX and RX about 68-70 ok, let's go : I consider -70dB signal on 8km link to be kinda weak, it could be stronger. As you probably know, there are three things that count with OFDM modulation: a) signal st...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: TPC support in MT
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

I just hope it could be switched on or left off. Something like:

set interfacename tpc={on, off, auto}
by mp3turbo2
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MTU over 1500bytes on ethernet and over 1600bytes on wireles
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

MTU over 1500bytes on ethernet and over 1600bytes on wireles

hello, would it be possible to allow larger than 1600 bytes frames on wireless? I saw something like 4000 to be maximum for framer-limit with nstreme, would it be possible to extend this even further? Something like jumbo frames on gigabit ethernet... {btw, there is use of mtu even larger than 9000 ...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream testing
Replies: 14
Views: 4789

I would guess that this fluctuation is more card-dependent than software dependent. We have replaced some noname taiwan cards with brand-name ones and the link has trippled in throughput and totally stabilized pings (1.5ms to 2.5ms) as the radios do not switch speeds every second. Of course, there c...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.16 wireless slowness fix
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

2.8.16 wireless slowness fix

hello all,

> fixed problem - wireless was performing slower then could;

may we know what was fixed here? And probably what is / should be the performance difference ?

thanks!
by mp3turbo2
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.15 wrong signal strength reporting in nstreme module ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

yes, it was :) right now, we have:


signal-strength: -67
tx-signal-strength: -60
tx-ccq: 75
rx-ccq: 75


why is it so different, still ?
by mp3turbo2
Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.15 wrong signal strength reporting in nstreme module ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

2.8.15 wrong signal strength reporting in nstreme module ?

hello, didn't try legacy wireless module. Nstreme reports -80dB signal strength, -61dB tx-signal-strength, but is capable of transferring data corresponding to -61dB signal :) probably this is just cosmetic or so. Upgraded from 2.8.13, where signal strengths were shown as -62/-61, so almost similar ...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New feature request
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

yeah, simple BitchX would do it. International calls are pretty expensive today.
by mp3turbo2
Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: POLL - to be or not to be :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3741

I wouldn't say it this way - "it doesn't help at all " is not the diplomatic way :) There are many situations where current attitude is right and there are situations, like your replacement, where your system would be more helpful. Probably there could be some command to take settings from current c...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 2500

hi ASM, what does it mean that with 2.8.15-test EVERYTHING works great? No packet loss? Highest throughput? No strange / weird behaviour ? I'm not willing to upgrade my backbone links to find out some other annoyances, please post your detailed observations. I thought 2.8.14-nstreme and 2.8.15-nstre...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flash vs Microdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

hi changeip, microdrive spins = mechanical media, flash is static. Flash should have more life in it, condition to 1.000.000 writes or so (I guess we don't need that many, because in one-two years you would be able to buy much larger capacity for much less money and just change it). Flash definitely...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream question
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

hi grifter, no problem, you're welcome. I just thought the answer was clear from the first post as Nstreme is own and unique child of this company - nothing in 11a, 11b or 11g mode will associate to it and I think that regular devices will NOT even scan SSID from Nstreme APs. They could only see som...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream question
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

there is ONLY one thing able to associate to nstreme AP on this planet : microtik nstreme client. once again : the only thing able to use nstreme is mikrotik server and mikrotik client. The only one means there are no other :) so to answer your question : NO. No radio will EVER associate to mikrotik...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: request : wireless channels bonding - WHO WANTS THIS?
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

request : wireless channels bonding - WHO WANTS THIS?

Dear company, what would be definitely excellent is bonding two (or even more) wireless physical links. Something like you have right now : dual nstreme, but do NOT separate upload / download channels, instead create one virtual with bonded capacity and share that capacity according to immediate nee...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SUPER feature request
Replies: 24
Views: 8061

hello john, what would be definitely excellent is bonding two (or even more) wireless physical links. Something like you have right now : dual nstreme, but do NOT separate upload / download channels, instead create one virtual with bonded capacity and share that capacity according to immediate need....
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream question
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

hi,

answer is the same as for question : will karlnet client work with standard 802.11b AP? Nstreme is modified wireless protocol, it just uses the same frequency (physical layer).



quess what the answer is...


bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme v13 with SENAO SL-5354MP ARIES
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

I can confirm, I was not able to connect on the lowest possible frequency. Everything else works, so there could be probably some typo in source code or so.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme v13 bandwidth usage?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

I observed this, too. With standard 20MHz channel spacing and standard driver, everything works as expected. Switching to Nstreme or Turbo... OMG.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v13 possible bug : not restricting to certain speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

> I did not test, but I would like to know how nst13 is performing? pretty well. It doesn't do miracles, but that's not expected :) > did you use turbo mode and how is it working? which one? Forget G-Turbo in urban areas, it requires completely clean environment, so... living room would do it :) A-T...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v13 possible bug : not restricting to certain speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

n-streme v13 possible bug : not restricting to certain speed

hello, I could be wrong... when I select supported-rates-a/g=6,9,12,18,24,36Mbps on BOTH sides of link, I expect there to be maximum 36Mbps and not more. 5km link, -62dB signal, in /interface wireless registration print interval=1 quite often jumps OVER (!) 36Mbps, both 48Mbps and 54Mbps are seen ve...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.8.13 consoles strange behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

2.8.13 consoles strange behaviour

hello, another strange thing : we VERY OFTEN see "stuck" consoles - you can switch to it by alt-f2, alt-f3 and so on, but you are not able to type anything on keyboard attached to computer. This is not computer dependent, we saw it on many different atx computers, 440bx chipsets, intel 810, intel 81...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AR5213+AR2112 + nstreme rev13
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

yeah, I observed very similar behaviour. So far, nstreme with g-turbo is not the best combination. BTW, you have to have excellent signal for g-turbo to function properly with full transfer, don't count on -78dB !! for mikrotik company : this is our official statement : so far, we found the fastest ...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power Cycling RouterOS
Replies: 10
Views: 3218

my experience tells me this is safe to do as we rebooted / switched off routers hundreds times. We use classic ATX computers with PCI wireless cards and EIDE harddisks.

I would go for it.
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem's getting mikrotik to work with dsl
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

robice, try to follow this: install MT license it, I won't go too deep into this then: /interface ethernet print enable 0 enable 1 {if you have two cards} set 0 auto-nego=no full-dupl=yes set 1 auto-nego=no full-dupl=yes /ip addr add addr=a.b.c.d/mask interface=ether1 {outside interface, IP assigned...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstream 13
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

I definitely know that it's not just you and me, who are interested in this answers.


Thank you, John, for providing this info - it is far more better than nothing.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: licence 6 serial code??
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

excellent request on manufacturers forum, I'm waiting for the responses of other people here.

Friend of mine told "Definitely, there must be some pills for this" :)
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Import Many Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

hi eugene,

best way to do this is... OSPF.

bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

... forget those jumping pings, please - it was wireless card... sorry.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

hi folks, another observation : very high cpu usage with nstreme v12. Basically doing nothing, just 20-100kbit/s (=2.5 - 12.5kB/s) thru wireless interface and... cpu utilization around 45%, occasional spikes above 55% !!! There are no rules, no pptp, no ciphering, no NAT - simply nothing, this is ju...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

I'd guess mikrotik only.



John, another observation : when I choose dynamic-size on AP, client shows exact-size -> probably bug.

All other modes are working as expected (ie. fast-frames shows fast-frames, exact shows exact).
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AR5004x and tx-power
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

hi asm,

if you would be so kind - I'm very interested in those pictures. Hmmm, 100MHz you said ?! Makes me angry...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

thanks, normis, confirmed : works. Nstreme options are available and functional.

Can you tell us what are updates from v11 ? We are particularly looking for packet-loss cure for 2.4GHz...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AR5004x and tx-power
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

hi asm, do you have any spectrum analyzer pictures available? I'm interested in... because we would like to optimize used freq. as much as possible. So far, we count 40MHz for turbo channels and 20Mhz spacing for normal ones, if it could be lowered to 30MHz, it would be nice. Oh yes, I don't want to...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: AR5004x and tx-power
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

hello gete, because system will not mess up with settings provided by manufacturer - and you can bet manufacturer knows more about that card than you and me will ever know :) We tried to mess up with power output settings on both sides of many links - we NEVER gained more throughput. Yes, singla str...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

btw, original 2.8.13 wireless file has date aug/11, time 13:35 ; after trying to install n-streme v12, this file is changed to aug/11, time 15:09 - does it mean that despite of "package installation script failed" error this package is installed ? I'm going to try it, but I don't have wireless card ...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

n-streme v12 problems - couldn't install

yeah, I have problems installing v12 - installation fails on three machines stating always the same : something like "package installation script failed - couldn't install"...

Anyone else experiencing this?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

n-streme v12 differences & PROBLEMS - COULDN'T INSTALL v

hello,

what are the differences between v11 and v12 ? Probably managing some change_log for n-streme would be helpful :)

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making 2.4 and 5.x AP - the best wireless AP cards
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

hi, feel free to buy cards from mikrotik, if you can afford them - they are fine and use quality amplifiers. Also, you could be almost sure that all cards with atheros will do fine in environment without too much interference and they are not good 802.11b performers (some stability reports have been...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9 Beta 1 - Bug Report
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

hi advantz, don't be afraid of loosing license. First, do either a) low-level format with utility from manufacturer of your disk or b) complete disk clean-up with some other software {acronis etc}, so EVERYTHING on that disk will get erased. No, fdisk + format are not sufficient! Then, install your ...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using Public IPs on Local Clients without NAT
Replies: 9
Views: 6968

hi gjs, you're welcome ! As I'm not linux nor networking guru, I had to be kicked in several times {not here, but generally}, but with little knowledge of TCP/IP, I was able to do this on my own - little thinking is required and then it goes :) > I had to set proxy-arp on the private interface, as w...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using Public IPs on Local Clients without NAT
Replies: 9
Views: 6968

no, you can't do it with routes, because your provider will not see MAC/can't use ARP of your client which is located far, far away from his (providers) Ethernet segment. This is what we do: provider facility, our router, range x.y.z.192/27 (192-223), our gw (providers cisco) x.y.z.193, we have mach...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: burst time?
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

none. We were facing tough decision as the traffic changes all the time, as does number of connected clients etc, etc.

Final conclusion : it did more hurt than help. We were not able to optimize it, but this is not problem, limitation etc of this system - this is nature of such a setting.
by mp3turbo2
Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9 Beta 1 - Bug Report
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

> so i can't use any 2.9 versions on my pc... better switch back to 2.8.x they are betas and we all know what betas are used for. > i dun know if i can upgrade to 2.9 in the future no, you definitely CAN NOT. You have to stick with 2.5.1... Just kidding. Damn, what makes you feel that you CAN or pre...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Findings about nstreme test 9
Replies: 15
Views: 4417

[asm], 35Mbit is maximum you can have. That's it, your line is running full-speed. BTW, what kind of hardware do you use? Routerboard ? Having 35Mbit UDP and only 15Mbit TCP is kinda low - but hey, you used 64 byte packets... Ok, so that's nice result :)
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.4GHz G-Turbo, please... could be in 2.8.13 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

well, good news are on 'da way :)
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.4GHz G-Turbo, please... could be in 2.8.13 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

2.4GHz G-Turbo, please... could be in 2.8.13 ?

Dear company, I received a lot of positive feedback regarding suggestion for 2.4GHz G-Turbo mode. Your system has implemented 5GHz Turbo mode and many users would like to see G-Turbo implemented. According to post from John Tully in forum, version 2.8.13 is going to be released soon and it would be ...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic OSPF cost change after bandwidth test
Replies: 6
Views: 3047

just one note - you will NEVER get reliable results from such throughput tests. You are influenced by too many factors you don't, can't and won't take into consideration : momentary intereference in air, cpu/system utilization with radio, amount of viruses your clients have and their activity, bandw...
by mp3turbo2
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Findings about nstreme test 9
Replies: 15
Views: 4417

still, I consider 15Mbit on 2km to be really slacked up...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with PPPoE after upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

standard support policy is : USE LATEST VERSION. .11 has been out for month and half ; .9 is history :)
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Arghhhh.... after 48h with atheros troubleshooting....
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

hi lewis, this is not problem of MT guys, this is Planet's limitation - they use chipset which supports 5GHz and they intentionally disabled it. My config, intel 440bx chipset (qdi legend MB), celeron366, 64Mb ram, 520MB hdd WD, AGP Matrox card and another duron machine with sis748 chipset, doesn't ...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9 Beta?
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

hello all,

John, do you have any expectation to see G turbo mode implemented?

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Licnesing Issue with version 2.8
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

hello, first of all, compact flash cards are the most reliable what we have right now, and honestly said, I don't believe in their 'fading'. But what about hardware raid? If you can't buy / use CF (?why?), you can use your spare PCI EIDE RAID controller - OS is not able to see two harddisks in Raid1...
by mp3turbo2
Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9 Beta?
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

hello john, let me inform you we face boot problem on 2.9beta1 : sis748, duron1300mhz, latest bios, everything disabled in bios, 540MB WD and 1200MB Maxtor drives ; also intel440bx chipset with celeron333, everything disabled in bios : 2.9beta1 just hangs on "processing console information..." and d...
by mp3turbo2
Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme
Replies: 33
Views: 26541

hi phendry, -71dbm for "the same room" is too low, probably 'antenna' {pigtail or other kind of output} orientation issue. But: seems like n-streme doesn't support G mode at all or turbo modes properly yet. Assure that you have enable 5ghz-turbo band in mikrotik on your wireless interface, both syst...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple Drives for Proxy Cache
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

what about hardware array? you can't force OS to handle all this, it is already doing a lot of things!

hardware SCSI with 15k drives on 64bit 66Mhz pci bus would be nice. But expensive.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Keep us in the light -
Replies: 4
Views: 2657

hi john, extensive graphing and IP accounting features were promised on bruno's mailing list, if I remember correctly. IP accounting is the most needed part - something like integrated MRTG probably with more flexibility. I think many of us would really welcome the possibility to display what partic...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11g TURBO , please...
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

hello john, 2.8.11 has been out for three weeks, does it mean there are many changes coming ahead of us? :) btw, that 802.11g turbo would be very welcome for many of us. We have tested normal G mode and achieved 20Mbps on 8km link; having twice that much would be miracle for "that price". Thank you,...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g PCI cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

hello daniel,

they are probably not using radiata, because atheros lists them on their partner page :) btw, mikrotik 2.8.9 added some world mode support for aironet cards, but it is not specified which ones.

bye, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replacing my Cisco [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 4879

beware, both solutions - cisco and MT - have their specific advantages and disadvantages. It is not easy to say "I'm gonna replace MT for Cisco or vice versa".
by mp3turbo2
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g PCI cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

jeeeeez, noone? there isn't so much movement in these forums, is it?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g PCI cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2517

Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g PCI cards

hi folks,

anyone using these beasts? They're Cisco's, I'd like to see their -72dBm/54Mbps sensitivity in real world, but they are just too expensive for us to buy. Anyone with comparation of link behaviour before and after upgrade to Cisco?

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to put LAN to use public IPs without bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 4751

hello rz, sorry to inform you, but 10.*.*.* addresses have never been and will never be public addresses. In general, these IP ranges ARE NOT public and will not be public: 10.everything - 10.0.0.1 up to 10.255.255.255 (A subnet) 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.255.255 (B subnet) 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 (...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: extensive graphing and traffic capabilities
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

extensive graphing and traffic capabilities

hello John, I've seen you have something planned for 2.9, how does it look like? We would be very pleased to see extensive graphing and extensive traffic monitoring capabilities (statistics, etc) - for beginning, having something like iptrables traffic output summary would be better than nothing. Ri...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11g TURBO , please...
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

thank you, John, I'm pretty sure it won't take you too much time.
by mp3turbo2
Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11g TURBO , please...
Replies: 4
Views: 2569

802.11g TURBO , please...

hello John,

would it be possible to utilize ar5002 feature to use 802.11G turbo mode? There is 11a turbo, but no 11g turbo...

thnx, mp3turbo.
by mp3turbo2
Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme
Replies: 33
Views: 26541

and what about Duron/Athlon/Celeron/p4 machines with atheros cards? Isn't this low performance affected by routerboard platform alone?
by mp3turbo2
Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: safe-mode : how does it work? maybe some suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 7500

John, that's what I was aking for :) We tried 2.7.something, probably 20. We changed AP band from 5ghz to 5ghz-turbo and freq from 5200 to 5210 in one command like "set 0 band=5ghz-turbo freq=5210". After that, just dark :) We were not able to connect with new settings nor old ones. OK, I'll test th...
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme
Replies: 33
Views: 26541

hallo people - nothing new about nstreme?
by mp3turbo2
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: safe-mode : how does it work? maybe some suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 7500

hello john, I can't send supout file, because we needed to solve the situation immediately and it happened 3 weeks ago. We just drove to the other end and changed parameters with notebook / ethernet, but this would be very handy feature. If you can implement "second" type of safe mode (timed as I pr...
by mp3turbo2
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: safe-mode : how does it work? maybe some suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 7500

safe-mode : how does it work? maybe some suggestion

hello John, we haven't had luck with safe mode invoked by ctrl-x on remote console. We were logged in on remote end of wireless connection and despite of using ctrl-x in ssh session, we locked us out when we changed the wireless config (freq. change with band change) and we had to 'truck roll', driv...
by mp3turbo2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Working at turbo mode(5G/ABP)
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

alex,

you have there 5ghz-turbo.... rated speed is 54mbps. Thus, because you are using 2 channels {bonded}, you have 2x 54Mbps... you don't see 108 there? Just a cosmetic issue...
by mp3turbo2
Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme
Replies: 33
Views: 26541

daniel,

any expectations about your 1.4m antennas? Gain in dB and such...

thnx, mp3turbo.