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by -headstrong-
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Adding BGP routes to an address list
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Adding BGP routes to an address list

Hi Guys

I am trying to get all my learned BGP routes into an address list for further firewalling.

I have tried this but this is wrong:

/ip firewall address-list add address=[/ip route find where distance=20] list=bgp

Any ideas?
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78537

Re: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5

70 users (with good signals) Ping from a client to my gateway ping x.x.x.x count=10 HOST SIZE TTL TIME STATUS x.x.x.x 56 63 16ms x.x.x.x 56 63 50ms x.x.x.x 56 63 44ms x.x.x.x 56 63 51ms x.x.x.x 56 63 38ms x.x.x.x 56 63 47ms x.x.x.x 56 63 41ms x.x.x.x 56 63 26ms x.x.x.x 56 63 41ms x.x.x.x 56 63 19ms...
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78537

Re: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5

TBH they weren't happy, but there were a lot -86 users (cause i put on it users that usually don't connect on that antenna). Right now i have 2 radios with 50 users both.. 10 mbit aggregated traffic, pings between 15ms and 100ms (a lot of jitter). ping 10.20.100.1 count=20 interval=500ms HOST SIZE ...
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78537

Re: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5

I couldn't find it on this thread, so i repeat it:
max-station-count isn't working on nv2 pmtp
(i limited to 60 but i reached 72 users)
How much aggregated throughput do you get?
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 44629

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

Any news on netcash for usermanager?
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 4x OSPF instances
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: 4x OSPF instances

Hi Greg Correct, I have 4 towers and 4 breakouts. Each tower has 1 breakout. Currently, I have the clients split into logical subnets which does allow me to use source based routing to send specific clients to their respective breakout. Works well until a tower/ADSL line goes down. (more so the ADSL...
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 4x OSPF instances
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

4x OSPF instances

Hi Guys I've done some reading but I am still unclear on the practicality of what I want to implement. My network currently has 4x different internet breakouts each with each of them having an uplink to a different high site...ie 1 internet breakout per highsite Currently, I am splitting my high sit...
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Maximum # of wireless users on an RB493 with R52nM
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Maximum # of wireless users on an RB493 with R52nM

Thanks. Is there any type of setting where I can hard code a limit on the number of devices that can register? I'll have several RB's with the same SSID, the hope is that I can max it at some number (let's say 30) and it will refuse connections and the client will attempt to register with a differe...
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78537

Re: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5

I'm interested in that comment myself, Does it mean that nv2 will be affected by interference more than normal or that it will create interference with normal 802.11 gear?
Exactly, all my highsites are pretty noisy so NV2 might be counter productive?? Or have we missed something?
by -headstrong-
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78537

Re: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5

nv2 doesn't play nice. it wants the whole playground to itself.
What happens if I share a tower with other WISPs?

Are we now in a race to see who can implement NV2 first? If the other guys beat me to it, will my links become unusable?
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Routing SIP over separate ADSL line
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Re: Routing SIP over separate ADSL line

Thanks rodolfo

So you are saying that I do not need to mark connections first? Just mark routing immediately?

Why does the SIP NAT helper break the SIP?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Routing SIP over separate ADSL line
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Routing SIP over separate ADSL line

Hi Guys I’m struggling to get SIP handsets to route via a separate ADSL line. I only want the SIP traffic to go over this specific ADSL Line My client has a few SIP phones which authenticates directly to their upstream provider's SIP server. The below is what I tried with no success: /ip firewall ma...
by -headstrong-
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 4 port ethernet PCI card...
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: 4 port ethernet PCI card...

hmmm...is there another product which I could use? even if I have to import?
by -headstrong-
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 4 port ethernet PCI card...
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: 4 port ethernet PCI card...

I just called them and they have run out and are not getting more in stock :(

Thanks anyway
by -headstrong-
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 4 port ethernet PCI card...
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

4 port ethernet PCI card...

Hi Guys

My distibutors have stopped selling the RB44 and RB44G.

Is there a replacement product?

I want to build X86 machines for each of my highsites but I cannot find the 4 port ethernet cards in South Africa.

Any ideas? Where can I import them from?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UBNT 2X2 MIMO sector + R52N
Replies: 0
Views: 834

UBNT 2X2 MIMO sector + R52N

Hi Guys I am going to be building a new site soon and plan on using the following: 3x UBNT 2x2MIMO 90 degree 17dBi antennas 3X R52HN for 2X2 MIMO 6x N(m) to SMA(m)RP - 1 Meter Cable (LMR195) 6x MMCX(m) to N(f) Bulkhead - 300mm Pigtail 1x RB433AH Do you foresee any problems using three 2X2 MIMO secto...
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Moving devices between network maps
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Moving devices between network maps

Thanks, do you want me to upgrade to v3.6? Will I be able to export/import my config?
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Moving devices between network maps
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Moving devices between network maps

I just gave that a shot and nothing happened...i'm using v3.4, is that a problem?
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Moving devices between network maps
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Moving devices between network maps

Hi Guys I have about 100 nodes on a single network map which is becoming very messy. I have to separate the nodes into about 10 different maps. I do not want to remove them from the original map and then create them again in a new map, takes waaaay too long. Is it possible to simple "move" them betw...
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Filter help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: OSPF Filter help needed

Hi mrz

I have NBMA neighbours configued. I have about 50+ sites in the field and generally the OSPF does not drop.

However, I cannot log into each mikrotik every hour to double check that OSPF is operational on all of the 50+ links

I'm sure I could write a script, will see what I can figure out
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Filter help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: OSPF Filter help needed

The problem that I am experiencing is that OSPF drops between certain links even though the link is up. This causes traffic to get rerouted even though the link is up

Is there a way to monitor that OSPF is working between 2x routers?
by -headstrong-
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Filter help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: OSPF Filter help needed

Bump
by -headstrong-
Mon May 31, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?

our tests have shown no difference between 2 and 3 chains
How far was the link?
Was this ptp or ptmp?
lab or production link?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun May 30, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?

Thanks Tom, but we are looking for the below link :)
i saw in other forum a test with 3x3 mimo and he got 200~250 MBps halfduplex
by -headstrong-
Sat May 29, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?

bump for that link please ?:)
by -headstrong-
Sat May 29, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Filter help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

OSPF Filter help needed

Hi Guys Please see below diagram. How do I get router A to advertise with OSPF 10.0.0.1 only via wlan1 and 10.0.0.2 only via wlan2? So when wlan2 goes down, then I do not want to access Lobridge2:10.0.0.2 via wlan1. I want to use this to monitor OSPF between links. So if Lobridge2:10.0.0.2 is unreac...
by -headstrong-
Thu May 27, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multipe ISP and one dst-nat
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Multipe ISP and one dst-nat

is the route back setup correctly for the 2nd ISP? ie can you ping both public IP's from the internet?
by -headstrong-
Wed May 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Success Story OSPF/BGP
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Success Story OSPF/BGP

Nice...could you explain your setup? very interested to know why you have 3x Feeds? Do you route different public IP's to different ISP's?
by -headstrong-
Wed May 26, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Success Story OSPF/BGP
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Success Story OSPF/BGP

How many peers do you have?

Looks very impressive
by -headstrong-
Wed May 26, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MLPPP server suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: MLPPP server suggestion

Thanks, which cisco model would you recommend then?
by -headstrong-
Tue May 25, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible

proxy arp might do the trick tho, depending on your needs
by -headstrong-
Tue May 25, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible

Well what are your routing requirements? Does 192.168.1.34 at hotel 1 need to access 192.168.1.34 at hotel 2? That will be an issue.. You could create a "virtual" ip range and do port forwarding at each router...eg private IP: 192.168.1.34 Hotel1: lobridge IP 192.168.2.34 but DNAT to 192.168.1.34 Ho...
by -headstrong-
Tue May 25, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Same private network on each side of a VPN. It's posible

Create a masquerade rule, out the VPN interface, but with the source IP of 192.168.1.34.....?
by -headstrong-
Tue May 25, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MLPPP server suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: MLPPP server suggestion

If I had a few thousand dollars then I would love to try it out:P

What kind of problems did you encounter?
by -headstrong-
Tue May 25, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 3 vpls tunnels through 1 wlan
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: 3 vpls tunnels through 1 wlan

rather create 3 vlans between the routers and bridge each vlan to a respective ethernet port
by -headstrong-
Mon May 24, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MLPPP server suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: MLPPP server suggestion

any1?
by -headstrong-
Sun May 23, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: vpls tunnel over adsl link
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

Re: vpls tunnel over adsl link

LDP needs to be enabled over each hop to distribute labels relating to your network....you have no control over your providers network so you cannot "enable" ldp over your providers network for your private lan.

The tunnel setup should work, let me know how well it performs
by -headstrong-
Sun May 23, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: vpls tunnel over adsl link
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

Re: vpls tunnel over adsl link

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:MPLS_over_PPPoE

Or create a pptp/l2tp tunnel over the internet and enabled LDP over that interface
by -headstrong-
Sat May 22, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MLPPP server suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

MLPPP server suggestion

Hi Guys

I want to play around with mlppp by using mikrotik as the client and cisco as the server.

I want to bond 10 X 4mbps adsl lines into a 40mbps pipe.

What cisco would you recommend to act as the server?
by -headstrong-
Sun May 09, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time
Replies: 15
Views: 4812

Re: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time

Is it possible to still use the routers lobridge IP for VPLS endpoints if there is no LDP transport address?
by -headstrong-
Sat May 08, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time
Replies: 15
Views: 4812

Re: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time

wow ur a genius:P..

what is ur mpls config under /mpls interface?

Do you leave the MTU of all to 1508 ( ie default) or manually set each interface?
by -headstrong-
Fri May 07, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time
Replies: 15
Views: 4812

Re: 2x parallel vpls tunnel in the same time

MishaM, do you set individual ldp transport address's under /mpls interface?
by -headstrong-
Sun May 02, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: LDP - can't talk to neighbor
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: LDP - can't talk to neighbor

try manually setting mpls interfaces to MTU of 1508
by -headstrong-
Sun May 02, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 MPLS tunnels on one AP/bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: 2 MPLS tunnels on one AP/bridge

dude, we need info. Paste you mpls and ldp configurations
by -headstrong-
Sat May 01, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bonding via vpls
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Re: Bonding via vpls

Traffic is forwarded onto TE tunnel automatically, if remote endpoint of VPLS pseudowire is the same as TE tunnel endpoint.
How does a single router have 2x remote endpoints? Do I need 2 IP's in the same lobridge?
by -headstrong-
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289513

Re: 802.11n

Thanks for the reply That is what we did but still no joy. Moving the grid does not change the signal at all. Do you have to plug the grids in the same connector in both sides? Ours is horizontal grid to middle connector (chain0) and vertical grid to side connector (chain1). Thanks Edit: I see you ...
by -headstrong-
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289513

Re: 802.11n

hi we have a n link and i hope you can help me to set it up we have a r52hn card at both ends with 2 grids 1 horizontal and 1 vertical at both ends we used your settings but only get up to 117m on 1 side and the ccq is only about 60/60 the problem is we can not figure out how to line up the grids a...
by -headstrong-
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: why use WDS on backhaul links?
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: why use WDS on backhaul links?

if they all pppoe at your highsite and then get routed to your breakout, then is WDS still needed?

I have been doing the above for yours but without WDS
by -headstrong-
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF - Up and Down...
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: OSPF - Up and Down...

try downgrading to V4.6? v5 is still beta
by -headstrong-
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289513

Re: NstremeDual Issue

Price is negotiable, depends on band and output power.
please pm your email. i would like to start negotiations on the price ;)
me too please
by -headstrong-
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: why use WDS on backhaul links?
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

why use WDS on backhaul links?

Hi Guys

I know WDS between backhaul links is useful to help OSPF issues due to the unicast hello packets.

However, is there another reason why? Think I missed that boat somewhere :P
by -headstrong-
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289513

Re: 802.11n

does exe's config work on v4.6? I'm using it successfully on v4.5 but cannot bring down the link to test
by -headstrong-
Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289513

Re: 802.11n

I see that many of you complain on 802.11n latency and bandwidth. When you say that latency is not better in 802.11n then 802.11a, you are very very wrong. Our experience is different. 802.11n link can handle more than dual nstreme at 802.11a with better latency: 1-3ms max. In order to make ease fo...
by -headstrong-
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best setup with 4 antennas each end, no budget+pics attached
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Best setup with 4 antennas each end, no budget+pics attached

Hi Guys I am working on a new link that needs at least 40mbps full duplex actual throughput. Currently getting +- 8mbps The link is short at about 6km and I have space for 4x antennas at each end. However, there is some serious interference at both ends. channels 5755 and 5850 seem to give me 8mbps ...
by -headstrong-
Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: limiting HDD space when installing dude on RB433
Replies: 0
Views: 644

limiting HDD space when installing dude on RB433

Hi Guys

I want to install the dude on a few RB433 as agents to my main dude server.

Is it possible to limit the space utilized by the dude installation?

Would creating a metarouter help?
by -headstrong-
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: emailing results from spectral-history?
Replies: 0
Views: 550

emailing results from spectral-history?

Hi Guys

Is it possible to write a script that performs a spectral-history and then emails me the output?

I have no idea what the syntax would be to retrieve this data?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Running a script from an executable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Running a script from an executable?

thank you soo much for that script!! :)

I have never been able to get the latency reading back so thanks soo much :)
by -headstrong-
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Running a script from an executable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Running a script from an executable?

thanks janisk Is it possible to run that SSH command from a windows executable?, ie a .exe or a .bat? Reason I ask is because I have a windows based monitoring program that monitors latency and can launch an executable if the latency exceeds a certain level. So if the latency goes over say 100ms the...
by -headstrong-
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Running a script from an executable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Running a script from an executable?

Hi Guys

Is it possible to create a simple executable that can log into a remote Mikrotik and run a script?

I'm sure it is possible but could somebody give me an example of the syntax required to log into the mikrotik and were to place the script name?

Thanks alot
by -headstrong-
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: P2P - 900Mhz XR9 - 16 Miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: P2P - 900Mhz XR9 - 16 Miles

Rather use 2x antennas on 2x interfaces and use nstreme dual
by -headstrong-
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bonding via vpls
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Re: Bonding via vpls

How do you make the VPLS's go over different Traffic Engineered tunnels?...Is 2x loopback IP's required? Or do you use the TE tunnel IP end points for the VPLS end points?
by -headstrong-
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: EIRP of MIMO
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: EIRP of MIMO

EDIT: See attached regulations

Does muiltiple co-located transmitters include a MIMO link?
by -headstrong-
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: EIRP of MIMO
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: EIRP of MIMO

Thanks...so legally, it is better to have an nstreme dual link(200w send and 200w receive) compared to a 2X2 mimo link(200 send/receive )?
by -headstrong-
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: EIRP of MIMO
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

EIRP of MIMO

Hi guys

Is the EIRP calculation for 2x2, 3X3 802.11n the same as 802.11a/b/g ?

I'm using this calculater here for 802.11a/b/g http://www.distributed-wireless.com/cal ... /EIRP.html
by -headstrong-
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

Can R52's etc go above 6000mhz?

Do the metageeks support 5.8ghz? I had a look but it looks like it only works with 2.4ghz
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR7 stops working every few hours - reboot fixes it?
Replies: 0
Views: 387

SR7 stops working every few hours - reboot fixes it?

Hi Guys

Has anybody experience the above?

I am using an RB433 + R52 + SR7

Could it be that the card is not getting enough voltage or something?
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

Is there a way to detect if there is >6ghz highpowered radios nearby?
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

Oh yes ofcourse, sorry I forgot that 3dB = double output. I suppose it would be good to use on a sector that with a max EIRP of 1w, coz then you can just increase the TX power by 2db to get back to where you were. You say that it only really increases the receive sensitivity, would it be overkill to...
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

really 30-40%, wow thats alot, why is that? thought it was only 2db for the centre channel?
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

Do I place the filters between LMR400 and antenna or LMR400 and pgtail?

They look like the could help quite a bit
by -headstrong-
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Wireless Filters

thanks mahnet Does the radio still get interference from say 5500 even if it is set to 5800? I thought that only channels within 40mhz interfere? or am I horrible wrong? I am running VOIP backhauls and things are going pear shaped on some links...I don't want to spend $$$ on motorola or Radwin so i'...
by -headstrong-
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Filters
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Wireless Filters

Hi Guys

I have never used a filter before but i've heard a thing or two about them

How do they work / What do they do?

Am I correct in assuming that I pick a channel, say 5800, and then get a filter to block out all other channels?
by -headstrong-
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noisy environments - Single or dual polarised antennas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Noisy environments - Single or dual polarised antennas?

Hi Guys If there is a lot of noise and interference, should I stick to single polarity antennas or dual polarised antennas? Or would it be beneficial to run dual polarised antennas but use 10mhz for each chain instead of 20mhz for a single chain? My thinking is that dual polarised antennas attract i...
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Any1 using 3X3 mimo in ptmp?

Hi Guys

I am interested to know if anybody is using 3X3 mimo for CPE to AP links?

These antenna's here ar triple polarised : http://www.marsantennas.com/item/023097b0c9b3-211.html

Would a 3X3 802.11n link go further than a normal 802.11a/b/g link?
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR5 or Doodle labs DB-F50-PRO
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: XR5 or Doodle labs DB-F50-PRO

Ask for what?
Hi Guys

Which card is better for a 42km link?

XR5 has 28dBm and DB-F50 has 27dBm
DB-F50 has ESD protection while XR5 doesn't appear to have it

But the XR5 costs about double that of the DB-F50-PRO, whats the reason?

Thanks
you should email the dbii and ask for it.
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme dual or 2x Mimo for 42km link
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Nstreme dual or 2x Mimo for 42km link

Hi Guys I've heard that MIMO does not work so well over long distance. I have a very stable 8km MIMO link, 10mbps Full duplex, which I am very happy with But for a 42km link, should I rather use nstreme dual instead of a 2X mimo setup? I would preffere to use MIMO as I would only need 20mhz spectrum...
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Polarized Antenna Feedhorn...any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: Dual Polarized Antenna Feedhorn...any good?

popped a mail to supplier..
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR5 or Doodle labs DB-F50-PRO
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

XR5 or Doodle labs DB-F50-PRO

Hi Guys

Which card is better for a 42km link?

XR5 has 28dBm and DB-F50 has 27dBm
DB-F50 has ESD protection while XR5 doesn't appear to have it

But the XR5 costs about double that of the DB-F50-PRO, whats the reason?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Polarized Antenna Feedhorn...any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Dual Polarized Antenna Feedhorn...any good?

Hi Guys

Just saw these from my supplier http://www.miro.co.za/detail.aspx?pid=1172&p=2&sp=&spp=

Are they any good? Or should I still use 2x antennas instead of a single dish+ dual antenna feedhorn?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS/CTS Deployment
Replies: 20
Views: 4239

Re: RTS/CTS Deployment

What RTC/CTS setting did you use on AP and client (if any) ?
by -headstrong-
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Would buildings affect the radio mobile range profiles? ie would buildings shift the 'sweet spot'? I think I am going to try the GPS solution next and compare it to google earth, if it really is that bad then I might consider purchasing some DEM aswell...thanks for the idea. Is it quite expensive to...
by -headstrong-
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Got it thanks...Did you place your GPS directly underneath your antenna to get a pinpoint accurate reading?

At the moment I use google earth but apparantly it's not that accurate
by -headstrong-
Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Oh so the sweetspot needs to be at the end of the profile...Is it irrelevent if there are bumps/dips half wah through the profile?
by -headstrong-
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

thanks 16mc, your sweet spot shows a signal of -77, is that the option that you are currently using? Please see my attachment ( link4), I get about a -64 but the throughput is only about 2mbps FD before I get packet loss. Have I identified the sweet spots correctly? Regarding link3, I get about 8mbp...
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Qos for Voip for wireless transmission
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Qos for Voip for wireless transmission

Hi Guys There are a few questions that I am still confused about regarding VOIP over a MT wireless cloud 1) Does WMM help if your wireless network is used purely for VOIP and no DATA? 2) Does it help to get the voice gateway to reduce the packet size? if so what packet size is best? 3) Should hw-ret...
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bonding experiment not working!
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Bonding experiment not working!

Draw us a picture and paste a screen shot of your bonding configuration
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: X86 based router or 3x RB433AH
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: X86 based router or 3x RB433AH

What if I used both 3x RB433 and 1x X86. ie like below: -Connect each RB433 to a different ethernet port of X86 via cat5 -Create 3x vlans between each RB433AH and the X86. ( 9 in total on the X86) -Bridge each wlan interface to a vlan on each of the RB433AH's. -Do all the routing/ospf/mpls on the X8...
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Thanks alot, that makes sense...Maybee its time to look for new highsite :P

How do you calculate expected signal level?
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Attached is my network properties settings...

Anything you recommend I change?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Thanks will give it a look

See attached radio mobile path profile...it shows LOS but it is quite an unstable link...what do I need to look at, from the radio mobile path profile, to determine in advance if the link will not be good?
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

Hi Medianet I have radio mobile installed but I must admit that I do not use it properly to plan links. I basically use it to check if there is LOS, either yes or no. I do not take fresnel zones etc into account. How important is the fresnal zones etc? I agree, and sometimes noticed that I get bette...
by -headstrong-
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Re: Wireless link best practices

I might be wrong tho, so would appreciate if somebody could give their advice too.
by -headstrong-
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cannot get throughput above 1106kb at -71
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Cannot get throughput above 1106kb at -71

Hi Guys I cannot for the life off me get a particular link to operate properly. Please see attachement Signal Strength : -71 CCQ : 52/62 P-throughput : 1106 Data Rate : 9mbps SNR : 50 Nstreme has not effect. I am using a dual polarised dish connected to 2x radios. wlan1 channel: 5180 using 802.11a w...
by -headstrong-
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link best practices
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Wireless link best practices

Hi Guys When adding new links to your network, what is the best way to go about doing it? Below is what I do, please share your thoughts and at the end I will edit my post with a set of "best practice" tips which we can sticky. This is for a ptp link 1) Align both antennas 2) Try and get signal to a...
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: getting value of array at position 2
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Re: getting value of array at position 2

perfect thanks
by -headstrong-
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: getting value of array at position 2
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

getting value of array at position 2

Hi Guys

What is the syntax to select the 3rd value of an array of 5 elements? ie return value C in the below example?

:local myStr "A,B,C,D,E";
:put [:typeof $myStr];
:local myArr [:toarray $myStr];
:put [:typeof $myArr]

:log info [:find 3 $myArr]?????
by -headstrong-
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100mbps full duplex over wireless with Mikrotik?
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: 100mbps full duplex over wireless with Mikrotik?

Would using separate gateways be better than bonding?
by -headstrong-
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100mbps full duplex over wireless with Mikrotik?
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

100mbps full duplex over wireless with Mikrotik?

Hi Guys My local supplier is selling these Radwin devices that apparantly can do 100mbps full duplex but the price tag is extremely expensive. So have any of you achieved this with Mikrotik? My Gut feeling is to use an RB800+daughterboard and then have 8x R-52H connected to 4x Dual polarised antenna...
by -headstrong-
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does RB604 work with RB800
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Does RB604 work with RB800

Hi Guys

So does the daughter board for the old RB600 also work for the new RB800?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1x1 Mimo R-52N VS R-52
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Re: 1x1 Mimo R-52N VS R-52

Thanks for your replies guys...I think the dual polarilsed antenna is the best option for a single antenna ptp link... Now for the sectors on my highsites: Could I run a 2x MIMO antenna on my highsite and then run a single 1xMIMO antenna at the CPE? ie this on the highsite: http://www.miro.co.za/det...
by -headstrong-
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: X86 based router or 3x RB433AH
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

X86 based router or 3x RB433AH

Hi Guys Currently all my highsites are made up of RB433's but I see that some people use X86 PC instead. Assuming I need to have 8 antenna's on a particular highsite: Should I use : Option 1) 3x RB433's Option 2) a 3ghz intel based pc with two PCI to 4 x MiniPCI Adapters? Would the PC based option c...
by -headstrong-
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 1x1 Mimo R-52N VS R-52
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

1x1 Mimo R-52N VS R-52

Hi Guys

Quick question before I upgrade a highsite that only allows me 1 antenna for backhaul. What is better for each end?

1X1 MIMO with an R-52N

or

Normal R-52 card

thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS : loop-detect=yes
Replies: 6
Views: 5338

Re: MPLS : loop-detect=yes

Another 2 quickies: 1) Regarding "Use explicit NULL" When would I use it? Correct me if i'm wrong, would I enable "Use explicit NULL" on router R3? Assuming I want to preserve CoS http://www.doyleassociates.net/Blog/Labels/Figure2.gif In this setup you should enable it on R4 - this will make R4 to ...
by -headstrong-
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS : loop-detect=yes
Replies: 6
Views: 5338

Re: MPLS : loop-detect=yes

Another 2 quickies: 1) Regarding "Use explicit NULL" When would I use it? Correct me if i'm wrong, would I enable "Use explicit NULL" on router R3? Assuming I want to preserve CoS http://www.doyleassociates.net/Blog/Labels/Figure2.gif 2) Regarding "Distribute for default route" Is this the same as "...
by -headstrong-
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS : loop-detect=yes
Replies: 6
Views: 5338

Re: MPLS : loop-detect=yes

Thanks for clarifying that. I use OSPF so I will keep it disabled
by -headstrong-
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS : loop-detect=yes
Replies: 6
Views: 5338

MPLS : loop-detect=yes

Hi Guys

When would we use "loop-detect=yes" in MPLS setups?
by -headstrong-
Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

Wow this is getting interesting :P By default does ROS assign TE-Metric = IGP metric? All my TE-interfaces have a TE-Metric of 1. So after 5 hops, the TE-metric would be 5, right? However, OSPF has a default cost of 10, so after 5 hops the OSPF cost would be 50, right? So what affinity value would I...
by -headstrong-
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Each realm has its own RADIUS server
Replies: 6
Views: 3427

Re: Each realm has its own RADIUS server

Well i'm currently using Usermanager as my radius....don't think that it supports radius proxy.

How would metarouter help if I have multiple clients that connect to the same wireless AP, but belong to 2x providers?
by -headstrong-
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

Please could you explain the 3 affinity settings: affinity-include, affinity-exclude, affinity-any? I tried searching but found no material on it. See RFC 3209, section 4.7.4. "Resource Affinity Procedures" - it explains how these settings are matched against tunnel setting. I have left them as def...
by -headstrong-
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Each realm has its own RADIUS server
Replies: 6
Views: 3427

Re: Each realm has its own RADIUS server

Can this be done with pppoe clients aswell?
by -headstrong-
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

- make sure that bandwidth and affinity constraints are met (CSPF will only find path if there is enough bandwidth as reported by OSPF available over links) Please could you explain the 3 affinity settings: affinity-include, affinity-exclude, affinity-any? I tried searching but found no material on...
by -headstrong-
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: VPLS weirdness

It seems that in MPLS-Interface MTU leaving it to "all" causes issues, I set each interface manually to 1518 (for the vpls+pppoe) and it works perfectly now.
Do you specify each interface even if they are all set to 1518?
by -headstrong-
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

Thanks again I have a wierd situation regarding a TE tunnel between two sites. VPLS works, so does BGP peering, aswell as IP routing between the loopback ips. But I cannot get the TE tunnel to come up with "use-cspf=no" and also tried "use-cspf=yes" Would this be an OSPF issue? It is possble to crea...
by -headstrong-
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

Would configuring a static secondary path improve the time taken to bring the TE tunnel back up should the dynamic primary path become impossible?

Also, what is the difference between :static and :loose when configuring the hops of a tunnel-path?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Secondary path config for TE tunnel?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Secondary path config for TE tunnel?

Hi Guys I am trying to get TE tunnels to work with secondary paths aswell as primary, but I have run out of ideas to get it working. Here are my configs mpls traffic-eng tunnel-path print detail Flags: X - disabled 0 name="dyn" use-cspf=yes record-route=yes 3 name="stat" use-cspf=yes record-route=ye...
by -headstrong-
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: TE Tunnel vs LDP
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: TE Tunnel vs LDP

Inssomniak, did you fix the problem? what was wrong? did NBMA neighbours help?

thanls
by -headstrong-
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripts to monitor OSPF?
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Scripts to monitor OSPF?

Hi Guys Do any of you have some nice scripts that I can use to monitor OSPF? I've written a script that monitors the number of OSPF routes and emails me if this number changes...but there must be an easier and more accurate way of monitoring OSPF as my below script spammed my inbox :/ :local count :...
by -headstrong-
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Syntax help: Manually adding a session into userman database
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Syntax help: Manually adding a session into userman database

Hi Guys I want to manuualy enter a session into usermanager but I get this error "failed to add session: PRIMARY KEY must be unique" Here is my syntax: /tool user-manager session add acct-session-id=10000 user-ip=10.27.2.9 download=20000 upload=90000 user=test subscriber=admin Any ideas? Which varia...
by -headstrong-
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Displaying devices by system identity?
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Displaying devices by system identity?

Hi Guys

How do I automatically set my devices to show the system name in the label?
by -headstrong-
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding in v4.x
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Bonding in v4.x

Hi Guys

Has anybody used bonding in v4.x? I read somewhere that the newer versions had some packet loss issues...has this been resolved?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Using UM loopback IP does not work?
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Using UM loopback IP does not work?

Hi Guys When I set my pppoe server to use an interface IP of the remote usermanager then everything works 100% However, I cannot get it to work when I specify the loopback IP of the usermanager box??? I torched the connections and I noticed that the radius server was replying to the radius requests ...
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 44629

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

Does it work with usermanager? no, but jacquesloubser posted this info, so tha MikroTik considers adding support. if there is enough demand If Mikrotik adds support, we will purchase a level 6 license immediately and use your radius instead... We are also stuck using radius manager which is giving ...
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 44629

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

Does it work with usermanager?
by -headstrong-
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: why can't I use /24 routes for LDP and VPLS?
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

why can't I use /24 routes for LDP and VPLS?

Hi Assume I do not use OSPF but statically route my network with loopback IPs in the 1.1.1.1/24 range If I add a static route from a MPLS router for 1.1.1.1/24 to my default gateway then the VPLS does not work. However if I add each individual 1.1.1.1/32, 1.1.1.2/32, 1.1.1.3/32, etc route to the sam...
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: filtering out OSPF default route?
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: filtering out OSPF default route?

Fixed it:

Solution: 0.0.0.0/0 instead of 0.0.0.0
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: filtering out OSPF default route?
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

filtering out OSPF default route?

Hi

I'm trying to stop a router from receiving a default route via OSPF...my syntax is as follows:

/routing filter
add action=discard chain=ospf-in comment="" disabled=no invert-match=no prefix=0.0.0.0 protocol=ospf

But it does not work? What is the correct syntax

thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IP routing on an MPLS network
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: IP routing on an MPLS network

I created a TE tunnel and did a ping over the TE interface but the traffic did not come back over the same TE interface...ie it was sending over the TE tunnel but not receiving
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IP routing on an MPLS network
Replies: 2
Views: 894

IP routing on an MPLS network

Hi Guys I've got my MPLS networking running and I am using VPLS for pppoe customers which works fine But now I want to use MPLS label switching for normal IP traffic.....Do I need to create traffic engineered tunnels between each highsite and manually mangle and then route traffic over the TE tunnel...
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

would I still be able to setup a queue tree if I do not use a pptp tunnel but do use label bindings?

I thought that MPLS traffic cannot be mangled, hence for the pptp tunnel?
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who has 3.10 userman package for 433AH
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: who has 3.10 userman package for 433AH

EDIT: nevermind, fixed problem
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who has 3.10 userman package for 433AH
Replies: 1
Views: 339

who has 3.10 userman package for 433AH

Hi Guys

I need the above package....could somebody upload it for me?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

I suppose that could work to a certain degree but certainly not effective enough for a large network... I have an idea: Lets say I have a routed network that carries both VOIP and DATA traffic What about creating a pptp tunnel between each highsite with the IP range 10.0.0.1/24 I then run OSPF over ...
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded to 4.2 but winbox does not login?
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Upgraded to 4.2 but winbox does not login?

seems to be an MTU issue, was going over a pptp tunnel which did not work...removed tunnel and it works..

why is that?
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded to 4.2 but winbox does not login?
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Upgraded to 4.2 but winbox does not login?

Hi Guys

So I upgraded from 3.28 to 4.2,did the software upgrade and firmware upgrade.

However, winbox cannot login!! It starts downloading plugins but gets slower and slower and never finishes..

any work arounds?
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

So if link is saturated and multiple ACs have packets waiting for transmit, AC that has higher probability to transmit will in the end get more bandwidth (provided that packet sizes in ACs are the same). Thanks again for the info, could you please alloborate at what you mean by "provided that packe...
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MTU of IPIP over our providers MPLS network
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

MTU of IPIP over our providers MPLS network

Hi Guys We have an MPLS link, MTU of 1500, between 2x of our branches from our provider and we are running an IPIP tunnel over it. The MTU of the IPIP tunnel is set to 1480 but I cannot get packets larger than 1481 over the link. Does IPIP tunnels support packet fragmentation? Should we rather run a...
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

hmmm ok thanks for clearing that up...

With WMM, doesn't it just give the higher priority traffic "better" access category? So if the link is saturated then WMM doesn't really make much of a benefit?? or am I wrong?
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

Hmmm so you saying that traffic needs to be limited at ingress....So there is absolutely no way that a MPLS router, that just acts a switching hop, can limit speeds for MPLS traffic? or give higher bandwidth to a specific tunnel?


There must be a way somehow
by -headstrong-
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Guarantee bandwidth for TE tunnel?

Hi Guys

Is it possible to gaurantee a specific amount of bandwidth for a TE tunnel?

I have figured out how to limit bandwidth entering a tunnel but how do I do the opposite?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet ports freeze randomly, reboot solves it?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Ethernet ports freeze randomly, reboot solves it?

Hi guys

I have had a RB433 and a RB133 both have their ethernet ports stop working randomly..I then reboot the baords and they start working again...

Any1 else experience this? What causes it?
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help for transforming mangle from nth to PCC matcher
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Need help for transforming mangle from nth to PCC matcher

1)
NTH for 1st rule 3,0
NTH for 2nd rule 3,1
NTH for 3rd rule 3,2

2)
Remove the "connection state=new" setting

3) your source addresses are inconsistent
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 load balancing, division for packet not for session
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: RB1000 load balancing, division for packet not for session

Hi There If you want to loadbalance packets 50/50, then a few mangle rules using the NTH matcher should do the trick: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Routing, look at the NTH wiki's However, this will break https, ftp and other protocols so I would only use it for http. I would recommend you use the P...
by -headstrong-
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MTU needed for Remote Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: MTU needed for Remote Desktop

It's used for internet which works fine...

I think the problem was they were pptp tunnelling over another pptp over a pppoe

So I removed both pptp tunnels and routed normally, will report back if it solves the issue

thanks
by -headstrong-
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MTU needed for Remote Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: MTU needed for Remote Desktop

yes that is checked,

However, "use compression" and "VJ compression" are both also ticked...Should they be default? ( I did not setup this client)
by -headstrong-
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MTU needed for Remote Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

MTU needed for Remote Desktop

Hi Guys

Client having an issue with RDP...think its MTU as client can log in but gets DC after a few seconds.

What mtu is needed for RDP to work properly? Currently it is going over a pptp tunnel wit mtu of 1460.
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH+3xR52H can't go over 24 Mbps altogether
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: RB433AH + 3xR52-350 MiniPCI cards cannot go over 24 Mbps

paste an export of:

/interface wireless
/interface bridge
/ip address

U do not have any simple or queue trees hey?
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Two (several) domains / servers on one public IP
Replies: 14
Views: 2809

Re: Two (several) domains / servers on one public IP

Can you got public ip's from somewhere else? ie your office?

You could then create 2x pptp tunnels from your office to the remote location and just port forward all the traffic down these two pptp tunnels?

EDIT: latency will go throught the roof but it should still work
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Two (several) domains / servers on one public IP
Replies: 14
Views: 2809

Re: Two (several) domains / servers on one public IP

Can u get a dynamic ip? if so, setup a Dynamic DNS with one the these scripts: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Scripts and portforward the required protocols from this IP to your testing box...( will need to modify the scripts slightly to add the new IP to an address list which u can then use in the N...
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH+3xR52H can't go over 24 Mbps altogether
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: RB433AH + 3xR52-350 MiniPCI cards cannot go over 24 Mbps

If u give me remote internet access to the board I can have a look for you?
by -headstrong-
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH+3xR52H can't go over 24 Mbps altogether
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: RB433AH + 3xR52-350 MiniPCI cards cannot go over 24 Mbps

Something is not right.....Can the fileserver support speeds faster then 24mbps?
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH+3xR52H can't go over 24 Mbps altogether
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: RB433AH + 3xR52-350 MiniPCI cards cannot go over 24 Mbps

Try removing the bridge and route each wlan interface separately ....ROUTERBOARD...... (192.168.1.2/24)Ether1<======>Fileserver(192.168.1.1) (192.168.2.2/24)wlan1<======>laptop1(192.168.2.1) (192.168.3.2/24)wlan2<======>laptop2(192.168.3.1) Laptop 1 must have 192.168.2.2 as it's gateway Laptop 2 mus...
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS CTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: RTS CTS

wow really? Should have tried ages ago then haha...Will give it a shot 2nyt

thanks
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS CTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: RTS CTS

thanks, do I need to install it on AP and CPE? or just the CPE?
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS, transfer to local computer very slow using wireless net
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: WDS, transfer to local computer very slow using wireless net

WDS halves throughput with every hop...

Use 2x antennas per RB433 and route the network
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

hmmm that would happen...Well you can turn on both DHCP's now...Was just checking that the EOIP was functioning, which it is.

The issue is definetly a routing problem if the setup does not work with 2 DHCP servers but only 1.

Post you "/ip route print" configs for both Mikrotiks
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

Well as long as it works :P
by -headstrong-
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

I can access a PC at 192.168.1.x from 192.168.2.x, but not the other way around
Then the EOIP is working perfectly. Check the firewalls on the PC's themselves...It's quite common that they are blocking filesharing
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RTS CTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

RTS CTS

I am using V3.30 and I cannot find the settings to enable/disable RTS CTS According to this wiki: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Wireless#Frame_protection_support_.28RTS.2FCTS.29, I should be able to enable it with this command: [admin@MikroTik] /interface wireless> set 0 hw-protection-mode=rts-cts h...
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MTU of RB750?
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: MTU of RB750?

Thanks for that,

@Mikrotik, whats the point of having a l2mtu of 1524???Why not make them all 1526??
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MTU of RB750?
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

MTU of RB750?

Hi Guys

I looked everywhere for the MTU of the RB750 but I cannot find the info

If somebody knows, please update this: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MTU

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

Turn off DHCP on one of the linksys. If both remote lan's get a lease then we know the EOIP tunnel is working and we can trouble shoot further

Also, do a traceroute from a 1.x pc to 2.x pc to make sure that the EOIP tunnel is used and not the pptp, might be a routing issue
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

Please post ip ranges that are have configured...

Can you connect the lan PC's directly into the Mikrotik and bypass the linksys?
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Please Help Me
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: Please Help Me

have u enabled masquerade under ip firewall nat?

/ip firewall nat add action=masquerade chain=srcnat comment="" disabled=no
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

you prob cannot ping the linksys coz the firewall is blocking it...it's a setting that u need to enable on the linksys itself but it's not an issue

Please draw us a picture of your setup and differentiate between wired and wireless links and upload it...
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH+3xR52H can't go over 24 Mbps altogether
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: RB433AH + 3xR52-350 MiniPCI cards cannot go over 24 Mbps

When u download from wlan1, does wlan2 show 24mbps traffic aswell?

Since they are bridged, your traffic will be broadcasted to all interfaces of the bridge....Trying routing the network without the bridge
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?

Lets say I have a wireless network and all the highsites are doing mpls packet switching ( no VPLS ), am I able to setup queues for qos? ie with mangle rules in firewall MPLS switching bypasses any firewall rules, therefore you can not use mangle. It actually is not even possible, because MPLS swit...
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: EOIP over PPTP
Replies: 14
Views: 3797

Re: EOIP over PPTP

Did u bridge the EOIP interfaces to the ethernet interfaces on each MT?
by -headstrong-
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?

Thanks again mplsguy Lets say I have a wireless network and all the highsites are doing mpls packet switching ( no VPLS ), am I able to setup queues for qos? ie with mangle rules in firewall I understand that MPLS is compatible with WMM, but if the links reach capacity then WMM is pretty useless. co...
by -headstrong-
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

I don't know to what exactly you refer as "PPPOE MTU" of 1476 bytes, therefore can not comment on your PPPoE case, but you can easily calculate resulting size of packet knowing what headers are added. ie what value should I set the max MTU for pppoe clients? /interface pppoe-client set pppoe-out1 m...
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: The correct settings to Medium point to Activate protocols
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: The correct settings to Medium point to Activate protocols

We need detailed explainations to help you pinpoint the problem....network diagram would be great too
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS/VPLS or EoIP?
Replies: 7
Views: 8498

Re: MPLS/VPLS or EoIP?

Yes you can

All the VPLS tunnels can be bridged and a single PPPOE A/C setup on the bridge....

Just make sure you use split horizon bridging on the VPLS bridge ports: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MPLSVPLS# ... n_bridging
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS and Non-Mikrotik ethernet controllers, and HCL wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: MPLS and Non-Mikrotik ethernet controllers, and HCL wiki

This might be of help?

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MTU

Most mikrotik boards support at least mtu of 1522...X86 ethernet cards normally have an l2mtu of 1500
by -headstrong-
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: VPLS weirdness

What is your MTU of your pppoe-clients? 1492?

Mplsguy recommends an MTU of 1526 for VPLS, http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35917

I'm assuming since a pppoe-client has an mtu of 1492 instead of 1500, then an mpls mtu of 1518 is perfect then?
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: how to separate send & receive traffic ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: how to separate send & receive traffic ?

Are you sure you control both sides of the vdsl? doesn't your provider have control of their side of the vdsl?

Well if you do, then you can use this : http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/OSPF_to_s ... redundancy
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: VPLS weirdness

You have forgotten to enable MPLS LDP on one of the interfaces somewhere along the path..

Double check this, I stuggled with the same situation
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

Hi Miles I don't think I was clear enought, you have 2x antennas at each end, right? ie 4 in total which equals 2x links/chains.. So was your setup like this: flat panel------Horizontal polarisation--------flat panel X86 X86 flat panel------Vertical polarisation-----------flat panel Or like this: fl...
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

...
I would recommend in most cases a minimum of 6 meters or more.

Id est one antenna bi-polar is impossible to work properly, right? .
sorry, im not sure what you mean?
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Should I be able to torch MPLS traffic?

Hi Guys

Since MPLS is between L2 and L3, should I be able to torch the traffic from winbox?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

Hi Miles

Thanks for the feedback

Just out of interest, what are your signal levels now? Are both antennas the same polarity or 1x horizontal and the either vertical?
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Dual Setup with OSPF - Full duplex link
Replies: 23
Views: 12486

Re: Dual Setup with OSPF - Full duplex link

R1 and R4 /interface bridge add /interface bridge add port=ether1 bridge=bridge1 /interface wireless set wlan1 mode=ap-bridge ssid=" 1-to-2/3-to-4 " wds-mode=dynamic wds-default-bridge=bridge1 # Set up the wireless link as you wish (country, freq, etc) and SSID R2 and R3 /interface bridge add /inte...
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

The chains need best seperation or isolation. Having different polarities nets you easy seperation. Alternatively you can space your antennas for seperation, but with this you need ALOT of seperation. N is designed for multipath and seperation nets you a better multipath senario, however seperation...
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

just follow ibersystems steps and you will be fine:)
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

Ibersystems,

Could you just clarify what too strong a signal is? ie stronger than -40 or stronger than -50 etc?
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

Hi Miles I have not used 802.11n yet so I cannot comment further. However, I did read on these forums that anything below -40 ( it might have been -50 I cannot remember )is too strong....It is the same principle as looking directly into the sun, it damages your eyes abitilty to receive light and in ...
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

Could you give me a quick technical reason why same polarity is better?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

:D
haha oh I see :P
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

they can be both opposite or same polarity.

same polarity makes better sense.
UBNT802.11n products are opposite polarities.
Then why does UBNT have them opposite if same polarity is better?
by -headstrong-
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

I have wireless and ethernet links as part of my MPLS cloud but I do not have VLAN tags, so l2mtu of 1522 should be fine right? I do run pppoe over the VPLS tho Doe MPLS TE tunnels add more overhead than the 2*4= 8 mpls bytes? Like I said, you need l2mtu 1526 for VPLS forwarding 1514 byte (1500 byt...
by -headstrong-
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

thanks Roc Noc

Could you just clarify: for MIMO do the antenna's need to be opposite polarity or the same?...ie 1x horizotal + 1x vertical or 2x vertical?

My one supplier says they need to be the same but I dnt agree with that
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

I don't think MIMO on the tower would really show much benefit without MIMO on the ground as well. It certainly wouldn't help as much. I have wondered if a rubber duck omni on the client side would help on good shots, 5dBi or so. Two panels would be better, but a 15 dBi panel with a 5-7 dBi omni on...
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

-41 is too good a signal, it damages the receiving end's radio card
by -headstrong-
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

Thanks mpls guy. I have just noticed that I am using RB433 and some sites are joined via ether2 which has a max MTU 1522 compared to 1526 of ether1....I have 3x RB433 linked at some site, hence why ether2 is used Would it be advantages for me to rather use RB600's? Would I see an improvement? It de...
by -headstrong-
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Indoor RF propogation tool?
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Indoor RF propogation tool?

Hi Guys

Has anybody used this before? http://www.psiber.com/rf3d/rf3d.html

It is used for simulating coverage area inside buildings/hotels etc.

However, $795 is a bit steep for me. Is there similar software that is free or atleast has a decent trial period?
by -headstrong-
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotel Deployment
Replies: 27
Views: 3882

Re: Hotel Deployment

haha I think i'm ganna get a set for my house aswell then :P...I can see that they must be quite a mission to install...Will ask my installation guys if they can make a plan
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotel Deployment
Replies: 27
Views: 3882

Re: Hotel Deployment

Would this ceiling antenna help? http://www.miro.co.za/detail.aspx?pid=325&p=2&sp=&spp=

The RB411AR's have an additional miniPci slot so you could easily add that to your current setup? Or would that be a waste since they are only 4dBi?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

Thanks mpls guy. I have just noticed that I am using RB433 and some sites are joined via ether2 which has a max MTU 1522 compared to 1526 of ether1....I have 3x RB433 linked at some site, hence why ether2 is used Would it be advantages for me to rather use RB600's? Would I see an improvement? EDIT: ...
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotel Deployment
Replies: 27
Views: 3882

Re: Hotel Deployment

Did the clients not get irritated with all the SSIDs then? Or did you tell them to deal with it :P
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotel Deployment
Replies: 27
Views: 3882

Re: Hotel Deployment

Eben, did you use WDS for the distribution?
by -headstrong-
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

I was reading this page about MTU: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MTU#VPLS_ingress

For VPLS, should the MPLS interface MTU be set to 1508 or 1512?
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Alignment benchmark? signal, CCQ or P througput?

Hi Guys

What indicator do you use when aligning an antenna? normally I check the signal strength and try and get it as strong as possible..However sometimes I get better throughput when the signal is lower..

So do you align by signal strength, CCQ or P-thoughput?
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

Re: most stable VPLS setup

thanks sewlist Please have a look at my attached network layout Basically, sites C,E,F,G all have a VPLS tunnel to Site-A which is the PPPOE A/C The below attached IP's are the loopback IP's OSPF is running between the Sites Do you have any tweaks that I could apply to the below setup?: admin@Site-A...
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: most stable VPLS setup
Replies: 11
Views: 7143

most stable VPLS setup

HI Guys

Quick question,

1) Which is more stable: LDP or BGP based VPLS's? I do not care much about scalability issues just stability....

2) Would TE tunnels make LDP based VPLS more stable?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS just drops....why?
Replies: 0
Views: 591

VPLS just drops....why?

Hi Guys I am running a small MPLS network as a test, with a central PPPOE a/c and VPLS tunnels from each highsite Every 2nd day or so, my VPLS tunnels drop and none of my customers can authenticate...It however comes back online about 10 minutes later or if I reboot the all the MPLS routers I am usi...
by -headstrong-
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: MU-MIMO?

Great,

Does the CPE have to have 2x antennas aswell? or can the CPE have 1 antenna that connects to 2x sectors? like a SIMO setup?
by -headstrong-
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

MU-MIMO?

Hi Guys

I see that Mikrotik is supporting 802.11n - MIMO

Is this for ptp links or can we use it on our distribution sectors and make use of MIMO for clients?

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless disconnection messages explained!
Replies: 85
Views: 78588

Re: Wireless disconnection messages explained!

How about "disconnected - too many poll timeouts" I have just solved disconnect problems on nstreme link (no dual nstreme) with changing Hw. retries from 4 to 10 (ROS 3.30). The link was working fine except that it tended to disconnect frequently under load. After the change links never disconnecte...
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 44629

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

Any progress with Netcash?
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Payment Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 44629

Re: User Manager Payment Systems

+1 for netcash
by -headstrong-
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limiting firewall access for certain winbox users?
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Limiting firewall access for certain winbox users?

Hi Guys

I want to give somebody access to a routerboard but I do not want them to access or even see the firewall. Is it possible to give a user limited acess?

thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Securing an MPLS network
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Securing an MPLS network

over VRF or not - it depends on a hop count, I think. is there a sense to enter MPLS cloud and then exit?
thanks, but why would the hop count be relevant?

Yes the data would need to enter and exit the mpls cloud....the MPLS would be the wireless network
by -headstrong-
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Securing an MPLS network
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Securing an MPLS network

Hi Guys So i've got my wireless MPLS network working and would like to secure it for a corporate customer that needs voice/data I do not use wireless encryption on the highsites so I am looking at alternative methods. Which option is the best? Option1) A) create a VRF from the customer's CPE (part o...
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WMM setup correctly - But no improvement on voip?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: WMM setup correctly - But no improvement on voip?

Ok let me re phrase the question....When/how is WMM supposed to be used?

I understand that it divides the station's traffic into "4" access categories but how does that help if the link is saturated?
by -headstrong-
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WMM setup correctly - But no improvement on voip?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

WMM setup correctly - But no improvement on voip?

Hi Guys I have setup a basic LAB environment to test WMM capabilities but I found no improvement :( Maybee I am confused with what it actually does so please correct me if I have not implemented it correctly. Please see attachment: The Providers edge are 2x RB433's connected wirlessly and all the ot...
by -headstrong-
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: All services go down every few hours, think it my functions
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: All services go down every few hours, think it my functions

Well it was a 256mb and I got the guys to upgrade it to a 512mb which didn't make a difference....I'll disable half of the services and see if that helps
by -headstrong-
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Changed MTU of bridge, now can't connect w/ Winbox [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2889

Re: Changed MTU of bridge, and now I can't connect with Winbox

Purchase any routerboard from your local supplier, mac-telnet into the RB411, reset MTU and then return that RouterBoard to the supplier that same day but ask for a full refund :D
by -headstrong-
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: All services go down every few hours, think it my functions
Replies: 2
Views: 673

All services go down every few hours, think it my functions

Hi Guys Every few hours my dude server crashes and all my custom functions, that are running as services, are shown as offline..I then need to log into the dude and go to "functions" > Double click on a random probe > click "apply". All my probes instantly come back online again See attachments 1) A...
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: OSPF Interface

try adding the interface but put it in passive mode...not sure if that will work but it's worth a try
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Script cannot retrieve MPLS TE info...??
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Script cannot retrieve MPLS TE info...??

Thanks for the super quick response...worked perfectly
by -headstrong-
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Script cannot retrieve MPLS TE info...??
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Script cannot retrieve MPLS TE info...??

Hi Guys I want to write a few scripts but I am having difficulty retrieving the remaining bandwidth value. I have created a TE with 2mbps, see below "/mpls traffic-eng interface print" Flags: X - disabled, I - invalid # INTERFACE BANDWIDTH TE-METRIC REMAINING-BW 0 wlan1 2Mbps 1 2.0Mbps However, I ca...
by -headstrong-
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Does anyone else have any ideas on a way to use the priority within the EXP field to prioritise traffic across an RF link within a P router?
Wouldn't WMM between the links do the trick? provided nstreme is off?
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Fixed it...replace static routing with OSPF
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

thanks

I've encounted my 1st issue, I have a LAB with 4x mpls routers:

PE-A <===> P-1 <===> P-2 <===> PE-B

P-2 can ping PE-A but PE-A cannot ping P-2...Why is this? It seems to happen all the time even with different configs
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: removing 144k logs quicky?

worked like a charm, thanks
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: removing 144k logs quicky?

cool thanks...what does DB rebuild do? I dnt want to loose all my account details :D
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: removing 144k logs quicky?

does that free up HDD space?
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

Re: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

Ah yes, forgot about bridge firewall...

Thanks, i'll give it a shot and report back
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: removing 144k logs quicky?

Thanks normis, round about when will it be released?
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: removing 144k logs quicky?

Sorry I was slightly unclear, I was reffering to usermanager logs...
by -headstrong-
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: removing 144k logs quicky?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

removing 144k logs quicky?

Hi Guys

I've got 140000+ logs and I want to delete them all, so is there a quick way of doing it? Its running on an RB433, ROS 3.20

Thanks
by -headstrong-
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

Re: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

before packets get PPPoE encapsulated. The only requirement is that you do it before packet enters VPLS tunnel So it needs to be before both then, before pppoe encapsulation and before entering the VPLS interface?... If I add a transparent QoS box between the pppoe A/C and internet gateway, would t...
by -headstrong-
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

Re: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

So basically you have to do 2 things: - set priority of packets on your PPPoE AC before they enter VPLS tunnel (this will ensure that your priority value gets sent in EXP bits); - copy ingress priority to priority on APs (this will ensure that when packet hits wlan interface, its priority will be s...
by -headstrong-
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Ok so got my vrf lab setup working today with BGP running between 2x PE routers. MPLS and LDP is running on the PE routers aswell as the other P router between them...VRF works like a charm. I have followed this http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/A_complete_Layer-3_MPLS_VPN_example except that I have BGP...
by -headstrong-
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

We use NStreme on all our AP's so can't utilise WMM. Any other options?
Why does nstreme break WMM?
by -headstrong-
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

I do not think that moving MPLS ingress point to CPE would significantly degrade its performance compared to regular routing (taking into account that it is transmitting over wireless, not over gigabit ethernet - so it should not be at its max load anyway). I would even say that this would give ove...
by -headstrong-
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Thanks again mplsguy I tried the WDS setup before and it gave me issues with nstreme so I'm going to try the CPE being part of the MPLS cloud..... All our CPE's are mikrotik and we have control, so am I correct in assuming that I would only use BGP on the CPE's (for vrf's) instead of on the highsite...
by -headstrong-
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

thanks mplsguy My customer needs are pretty simple so static routing should do the trick... My lab test only had 1 CE router per PE so it was easy enough to specify the "interface". What happens when I have +-30 customers connecting to the same sector? My gut feeling would be to create a unique vlan...
by -headstrong-
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

thanks, makes more sense now Regarding the CE-PE link for vrf's...Should I use OSPF as the CE-PE routing protocol http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/OSPF_as_PE-CE_routing_protocol or something like this: /ip route vrf add disabled=no routing-mark=cust-one route-distinguisher=1.1.1.1:111 \ export-route-ta...
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

thanks

I'm having difficulting getting BGP to work, OSPF for MPLS + VPLS worked fine

Can I use OSPF between the all the MPLS routers to distribute the LDP's and then BGP between just the PE routers for specific vrfs? or must I choose BGP or OSPF?

I hope i'm making sense
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Hi MPLSGUY

Well I got my 1st lab setup up and running and all is going well...VPLS works like a charm, thanks

1 last question regarding vrf's:

Can I use OSPF to distribute the vrfs along the mpls cloud or must I use BGP? All the example's i've read use BGP but none use OSPF
by -headstrong-
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

ahh yes that makes sense...

I'm assuming that I should be using "split horizon" on all the VPLS ports that are added to the bridge? Otherwise each pppoe connection attempt would flood the network with broadcast packets...am I correct?
by -headstrong-
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

So if my VPLS is bridged to my AP ( on the interface that the stations connect to) and the stations dial the pppoe..In theory would the sessions stay up? granted there will be some packet loss
by -headstrong-
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

Re: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

Thanks for that PDF link, very useful. I want to prioritise the network for Voice I've read both those wiki's and I am currently using WMM but I read somewhere that if the traffic is encapsulated in a pppoe tunnel then the AP cannot use WMM because it cannot identify the EXP_bit_label If I give the ...
by -headstrong-
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

Re: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

thanks, is there a performance advantage in using VPLS compared to EOIP?
by -headstrong-
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS
Replies: 11
Views: 5684

QoS with a single PPPOE server on MPLS

Hi Guys I've been researching an MPLS rollout and would like to have a single pppoe server near the internet breakout instead of at each highsite...I have a few questions that i'm hoping the experts can shed some light on: 1)Would QoS still be able effective even when the customers have pppoe sessio...
by -headstrong-
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

oh I see what you mean...if I had a mesh network for example then it would be irrelavent if a link went down...ok thanks Next question, if I may :) Lets say I have multiple highsites routed with MPLS but I have a single pppoe server near the internet breakout....All the clients would establish a ppp...
by -headstrong-
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9877

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

about 4 times a day...would the OSPF changing state not affect a RSVP-TE tunnel?
thanks
by -headstrong-
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OSPF Changing states: Full to Down..why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: OSPF Changing states: Full to Down..why?

Would creating OSPF "sham" links between the sites be useful? Yes I know that this is not the purpose of sham links but would it prevent the OSPF from changing between the states?
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