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by theWISP
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ERROR: wrong username or password
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Re: ERROR: wrong username or password

We have gotten this on a few RB3011s.

This has been after they were 'comprimised', and then netinstalled. Still unable to access them. We have not yet found a solution.
by theWISP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: [REQUEST] Netwatch Permissions
Replies: 0
Views: 324

[REQUEST] Netwatch Permissions

I Must voice my opinion on the removed permissions for scripts run from Netwatch. Our entire WISP management is built around scripts run via Netwatch, upgrading, pushing configurations, self-configuring cpes during installs, emailed reports, etc. 1000's of devices utilize these functions in our netw...
by theWISP
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Isolate an ethernet port to ALLOW a physical loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: How to Isolate an ethernet port to ALLOW a physical loop?

Exactly!

Not happening though. I get one way traffic, and if i enable loop protect on the eth ports they detect a loop.

I think there is a bug.
by theWISP
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to Isolate an ethernet port to ALLOW a physical loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

How to Isolate an ethernet port to ALLOW a physical loop?

Hey All! So heres the situation - RB3011 - 6.42.3 I would like to bridge ether ports 1 & 2, then connect ether2 to ether10 without creating a loop. More specifically: router1-ether1 (192.168.1.2) -----------> router2-ether1 (no ip) ---------> in a bridge group with router2-ether2 (no ip) -----------...
by theWISP
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LCD Display causing packet loss... what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: LCD Display causing packet loss... what???

I have had nothing but mediocre and 'pass the buck' responses from Mikrotik over the past 15years. I have given up having them listen or assist.
by theWISP
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: LCD Display causing packet loss... what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: LCD Display causing packet loss... what???

I have been tracking down a few reports within our network due to 1-2% packet loss. Isolated the issue to only RB3011UiAS devices. After finding this thread, I disabled the LCD on one unit, and it immediately resolved the packet loss issue. Disabled LCD on 15 or so other units, also resolved the iss...
by theWISP
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Could we mark/tag an incoming transaction at the AP if its from a specific src IP with the intended dst, then mangle the dst to be the provider A responsible router. Then at that provider A router, read that tag/mark which contains the intended dst, and mangle the dst back to its original? Or is thi...
by theWISP
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Thanks for the reply! I have seen that presentation, and in fact one of our senior network admins can be seen in the audience of the mum video :D We actually called IPA yesterday looking for a quick brainstorm session, but your billing model didn't quite apply to our current needs, and the inbound c...
by theWISP
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Thanks for the reply!

Thats the way I was leaning too, could you elaborate on how you see that working?
by theWISP
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

2 Upstream Providers/OSPF Internal/How to force a client out a specific provider?

Hey Folks! Im reaching out here for some brainstorming, here is the synopsis: We have 2 different upstream providers at 2 different geographic locations, lets name them "Provider A" and "Provider B". Both are used at all times (NOT a failover situation) Each providers respective edge Mikrotik router...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Is the new dude production stable now ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Is the new dude production stable now ?

Very Very Unstable! As such an integral part of our success, I am so disappointed in Mikrotiks haphazard development process. I am SO disgusted, I am beyond trying to offer a detailed and constructive review. IT'S GARBAGE. PERIOD. We were working with Mikrotik to find a bug where CHR dude hosted by ...
by theWISP
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Google Project FI
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

UPDATE:: Re: Google Project FI

UPDATE I have a configuration that is working with Google Project Fi and a USB Dongle (Modem). I picked up a Huawei e3276s-505 which uses BANDS 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 17 This is where I purchased the USB LTE Modem From : http://www.store4g.com/huawei-e3276/ Using this list, I was able to determine th...
by theWISP
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Google Project FI
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Google Project FI

Thanks for the info Pamela - Yup, I was aware of the data only sim- kinda why I was heading down this road.
by theWISP
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Google Project FI
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Google Project FI

Thanks for the reply!

Actually, I am looking to add a permanent Project Fi Interface to a Mikrotik Device. So not necessarily a full phone, but rather a USB LTE 'Modem'.

Ill keep looking for something that is compatible.

Cheers!
by theWISP
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Google Project FI
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Google Project FI

Hey There, I am also looking to get a project fi connection working with a mikrotik device. Did you have any luck? If so, which USB Dongle or ePCI card did you use? Could you share your configuration? Which Mikrotik device did you use? Also, in your area, which network are you finding you are connec...
by theWISP
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Re: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?

Hey Fitbrama - What do you got? We/I am always up to listen...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?

Thanks for the replies. I guess i didn't word it quite right. I was really looking to see if someone has done this successfully. As the PowerBOX has its specs, but falls very short of fulfilling them, just didn't want the same to happen here. Hunter over at ISPSupplies.com put it on their bench and ...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Will a NetMetal5 attach to ubnt omni?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Will a NetMetal5 attach to ubnt omni?

Thanks for the Reply!

Hunter over at ISPSupplies.com put it on their bench and tried it out for me, "I replicated this set up and the gap is tight but do-able".

Cheers!
by theWISP
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Will a NetMetal5 attach to ubnt omni?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Will a NetMetal5 attach to ubnt omni?

Hey all!

Anybody mount a NetMetal5 on a ubnt amo-5g13 using the rfelements 912 bracket? Is there enough clearance to leave the metal cover on?

We've done this with base boxes, but not a NetMetal.
by theWISP
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Can the hAP ac lite tower poe power a Dynadish?

Hey All, We are designing a new segment of our services, which includes managing the clients residential AP. Any thoughts if we can power a Dynadish 5 via the poe-out port of the hAP ac lite tower? This would eliminate the injector and allow us to watchdog/script or manually reboot the CPE from the ...
by theWISP
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Routing Solution on OSPF without Marking...Suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Routing Solution on OSPF without Marking...Suggestions?

Hello fellow WISPers, We have a scenario that we have been hashing out the engineering of, and we thought would be good to get the communities thoughts. Please see the attached diagram for reference (I understand its simplicity, please forgive). The example diagram is not our specific setup, but is ...
by theWISP
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to access board with expired licence at 300ft?
Replies: 1
Views: 407

How to access board with expired licence at 300ft?

Hello!! Please lend my a hand. I had a RB911UAG-5HPnD installed on a tower at 300ft. The licence was upgraded to lvl4. We were expeirencing an issue that we wanted to see if a downgrade would resolve. We went from 6.25 to 5.22, the soft-ID changed and the licence was invalid. So I immediatly when ba...
by theWISP
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

So, this thread should have been labeled as a feature request? I think we've all been reading it as a design help or tech help request. I see how that could be seen that way. However, I am looking to see if anyone has found a piece of hardware (mikrotik or not) that they use to run POE and routerOS...
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Thanks, But thats what we already have. I want routerOS with POE out on mulitple ports that is actually carrier grade, NOT the 750UP.
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Thanks, those look great! However, I need be able to route with OSPF and I really dont want to introduce a different OS for routing into our network. Well, as long as the new device is just acting as a switch, it wouldn't have any impact on your OSPF. (assuming it doesn't cause packet loss or drop ...
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Tried looking for something Mikrotik based for this for a project last year but in the end I had to use Netonix switches to replace the Toughswitches. So far so good. Thanks, those look great! However, I need be able to route with OSPF and I really dont want to introduce a different OS for routing ...
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Thanks PaulsMT, But it does not. Have replicated this with many devices and multiple PowerBOXs. As the powerbox starts to power port 1, then port 2, etc, as it reaches port 4, port 1 will brown out, then port 5 will power and another random port will brown out, and then this creates a constant cycle...
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Thanks, but yes. The specs simply can not power 5 POE devices, it does not have enough WATT output to do so. Its a real gimmick. Try connecting 4 sxt's up to it, they will brown out and reboot in cycles, and thats with just 10ft of cable between them.
by theWISP
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC PtP - Nstreme will NOT connect at all but NV2 will???
Replies: 53
Views: 10007

Re: Mikrotik AC PtP - Nstreme will NOT connect at all but NV2 will???

Hey Folks (wispwest), Found your thread searching for the same issue. 6.34, QRT5 on both sides with a link of about 500ft. (and yes, the power was/is turned down to 8db) The link would only associate in NV2, but with only 50Mbs throughput. Downgraded to 6.25 and then saw this in the wireless logs: w...
by theWISP
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Hey Folks,

We are looking for a device to replace our UBNT Toughswitch Pros that can run routerOS. Anybody seen anything out there?

We have used the RB750UP, but with VERY limited success, especially when powering more than just a couple of POE devices.


Look forward to any responses!
by theWISP
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Replace UBNT Toughswitch with RouterOS Device????

Hey Folks,

We are looking for a device to replace our UBNT Toughswitch Pros that can run routerOS. Anybody seen anything out there?

We have used the RB750UP, but with VERY limited success, especially when powering more than just a couple of POE devices.


Look forward to any responses!
by theWISP
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device

UPDATE:: On the bench this DID work when adding a BaseBox2 and a BaseBox5, but when adding a third device (METAL-9hpn), it would brown out and reboot all of the devices, which is actually odd given the POE priorities should have just that 3rd device fail. Again, the above is with 290ft of cat5 betwe...
by theWISP
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device

Thanks to wiltshra , http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... ox#p475822, I found this solution.

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Po ... l_settings

On the bench this works. I will post my on-site results when I get them.
by theWISP
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

PowerBOX RB750P-PB @ 290ft, will not power 2nd Device

Hey Folks! So, have been working with a PowerBOX and its shipped 24v 2.5a power supply. We have 5 of these units, and all have the same result. The system was configured and benched but with only 30ft of cable from injector to PB. But failed once we put it up on the tower. The PB powers up and is ac...
by theWISP
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Suggestions on how to implement redundant backbones
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Suggestions on how to implement redundant backbones

Thanks for the replies. Our secondary provider is not willing to facilitate bgp, hence the dilemma. So we have settled for NATing in cases of emergency. However, here is another question that we have been contemplating as well; Our routers are is 100% mikrotik, with OSPF in one area. I would like to...
by theWISP
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Suggestions on how to implement redundant backbones
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Suggestions on how to implement redundant backbones

Hello all! We are a regional ISP of about 12 years, spread across 2500 square miles. We have one tier 1 uplink in the form of fiber. However this fiber runs 250 miles with no redundancy. We are in the process of bringing up a cheap alternative for a secondary uplink. Due to availability and cost, th...
by theWISP
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: error when copying in scripts.... in 6.18 - any help?
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: error when copying in scripts.... in 6.18 - any help?

Thanks guys, this was also a problem with my scripts. I did not see this in the change log, or at least it didnt catch my eye that it pertained to us. Went to get a backup of a rb on our backup server, and noticed my rb's were no longer backing up on a weekly basis. This was the cause. NOTE: the pol...
by theWISP
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with script to find / in identity and replace with -
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Help with script to find / in identity and replace with

Thanks a ton guys!!!! You saved me a few hours of tinkering.
by theWISP
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Help with script to find / in identity and replace with -
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Help with script to find / in identity and replace with -

Hey Folks, Any help would be appreciated. We currently have a script that uploads the most recent backup of our routeros devices to an offsite ftp location weekly. The problem is all of our ptp devices have an identity consisting of a "/". This breaks the ftp script, and really is bad practice anyho...
by theWISP
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

Please look at the previous posts. This problem is still occurring with our equipment. There is plenty of God information to answer your questions. I also have an unresolved support ticket opened on this subject.
by theWISP
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is dead. Move on.
Replies: 106
Views: 38157

Re: The Dude is dead. Move on.

Im going to try to reach out to Mikrotik for an agreement, look for a fundraiser in the forums shortly.
by theWISP
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is dead. Move on.
Replies: 106
Views: 38157

Re: The Dude is dead. Move on.

We would pitch in for a fund to progress Dude Development. Could we get a guarantee of development at a certain level of funding? We would be willing to run the fund as well. Any thoughts Normis?
by theWISP
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: BUG - :tostr $Variable does not work in 6.6
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

BUG - :tostr $Variable does not work in 6.6

In versions 6.5 and 6.6 using the Log parser script as posted on the wiki http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Log_Parser_-_Event_Trigger_Script no longer works. I have isolated the script down to the problem that converting a variable to a string results in no error, however creates a blank value in the v...
by theWISP
Sat May 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

No solution, the 'ticket' is a joke. its just being used to keep the problem off of the forum. They keep asking question ive already answered and giving me nothing to try. they asked if i had a unit to send them, i replied yes multiple times but with no response. I believe it can be safely assumed t...
by theWISP
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Normis, sorry I didnt see your posts on here. To your questions, I have 2 of them, both with the same issue, both had the issue out of the box. NV2 resolves the problem. Users, if your clients are all mikrotik, nv2 will resolve the problem. I am not that fortunate. I can ship you a defective unit, I...
by theWISP
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

The S simply means it is currently a slave port in a bridge.

This is new in v6, if that coincides with your problem, then try downgrading to a v5 version.

NOTE: I downgraded a metal from 6.0rc11 to 5.1 and it never came back and I no longer have access to it.
by theWISP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving odd RF issues with Groove
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Solving odd RF issues with Groove

Yes, similar. And the clients are disconnecting in groups simultaneously. Mikrtotik clients stay connected the longest.

I am climbing here in an hour or so to replace it (I downgraded from 6.0rc11 to 5.1 and it never came back).
by theWISP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Mikrotik? Can you please advise, I have submitted a support ticket with no response. I find it so odd how Mikrotik has avoided extending their support services to the same level that other vendors have (well just about all companies have). We have real businesses relying on this stuff. Please advise.
by theWISP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Downgraded 6.0rc11 to 5.1 remotely, and grove never came back...... :(
by theWISP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Any updates out there? Did anyone get a fix for this? I am in dire need of a fix!
by theWISP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

That voltage is completely fine.

And this is forum is not considered a proper channel for support from Mikrotik. If you are not finding your answers here, then I would suggest sending an email to support @ mikrotik.com
by theWISP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Yes, that is correct. You must lower the power, or move away, until your Registration Table in RouterOS shows signal in the range of -55 to -65. For example -30 is much too strong. Normis - The issue for me is that the signals where no where near that high with a different radio in its place. Also,...
by theWISP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

do the clients simply disconnect and then reconnect in a matter of seconds?

right before and after the clients disconnect what is the ccq/signals/noise/etc of the connections?
by theWISP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 80 miles link only 160 mb throughput
Replies: 19
Views: 3952

Re: 80 miles link only 160 mb throughput

Am I reading this right? An 80 Mile link with dbii cards and ubnt 34dbi rocket dishes? How is that even possible? Do you mean 8 Miles? This blows my mind....
by theWISP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

Steven, Yes, looks like he has an assortment of client devices, but what he is showing you is the connection uptimes. It is odd that a group of clients with to relation to each other gets kicked and another group stays. ba7abak - what does the log say when this happens? do the clients simple disconn...
by theWISP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low throughput on sextant with 300mbps/300mbps ( NV2 !!! )
Replies: 42
Views: 8990

Re: Low throughput on sextant with 300mbps/300mbps ( NV2 !!!

We have seen this before, it will work just got to keep tweaking. The bandwidth test that you are doing, are you using tcp or udp, and if using tcp are you using the default 20 connections? To avoid the whole cpu peaking during btest's, use udp just to get a feeling of how the link is performing. Ar...
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Yup.......and customers are getting very upset. Will have to swap it out for something else.
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

I can see where in a PtP setup it would work well. With just one client, setting the ack/distance manually or enabling nv2 would resolve the problem. I believe the problem lies with how the device is calculating the ack setting dynamically.
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving odd RF issues with Groove
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Solving odd RF issues with Groove

Thanks for the replies, but there is definitely something wrong with the groove. I have indeed tried both of those solutions. Turning down the power on the groove will not affect the rx signals, it doesnt make sense that one interface would read them at a 40db difference. However, I did try turning ...
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded bw?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded

Still havent found a good way to sell this bandwidth. Any new thoughts??
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem Metal 2SHPn
Replies: 41
Views: 11944

Re: Problem Metal 2SHPn

Hey guys, Yea, there is something definitely very wrong with these 2G Metal Grooves. I have this same problem. As usual Mikrotik will first assume we have no idea what we are doing and suggest normal troubleshooting steps first and waste a good couple of days ignoring the problem. http://forum.mikro...
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Must be Friday....hahahaol
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 85792

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

I posted in my own thread , and now have seen this one here is a copy/paste of that thread. We have a site that has been serviced by a 433ah with an XR2 for years. This had a 30ft run of LMR400 up to the 11dbi omni. It services about 60 Clients, and has worked great. We saw some interference or what...
by theWISP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving odd RF issues with Groove
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Solving odd RF issues with Groove

We have a site that has been serviced by a 433ah with an XR2 for years. This had a 30ft run of LMR400 up to the 11dbi omni. It services about 60 Clients, and has worked great. We saw some interference or what could be water in the coax. We have been elminating as much coax as possible over the past ...
by theWISP
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Database description packet has different master status flag
Replies: 65
Views: 36328

Re: Database description packet has different master status

We have had the issue exist on eth links. Usually on bridged interfaces. Our network is the same way, we just have the adjacent router redistrubed static routes via OSPF. So only a few routers with the problem are statically assigned. and they are on the ends of the network so all they need is a def...
by theWISP
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Database description packet has different master status flag
Replies: 65
Views: 36328

Re: Database description packet has different master status

It definitely still exists in 5.20+ and all RCs of 6.0. Switched to static routes in a couple of areas.
by theWISP
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Database description packet has different master status flag
Replies: 65
Views: 36328

Re: Database description packet has different master status

We have a network of about 80 routers, all in the 5.15+ range. However, this has been a problem since we implemented ospf a few years ago. It does also exist in all rc6 releases. Please advise mikrotik. Mikrotik, would you be willing to acknowledge a bug or show us that something has been seen here?...
by theWISP
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for offering insurance to WISP customers?
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Suggestions for offering insurance to WISP customers?

Anyone in the US offering insurance to their wisp customers for their CPEs and/or wireless routers/aps? Our customers are required to purchase at full price the CPE's when they signup, as well as in the event of equipment failure/lightning. During the summer storm season this can really take a toll ...
by theWISP
Tue May 01, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded bw?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded

For Sure, hence why we have so much available! Any suggestions?
by theWISP
Tue May 01, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disgruntled Employee
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Disgruntled Employee

Been there! So first is for you to truly evaluate if he would do something, secondly for what reason (to gain what). Essentially paranoia can cause alot of wasted time. Next, did you have him sign anything either during employment or termination that stated that information gained by employment is n...
by theWISP
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded bw?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

General ISP Question - What do you do with your unneeded bw?

Hello! So I'm not sure if Ill get yelled at for the slightly off topic question. However, I wanted to start a discussion and learn what other ISP's are doing with their un-used upload/tx bandwidth. As many ISP's, we have a fiber connection from our upstream provider. Ours is 100Mb, where we use the ...
by theWISP
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT in 2.4ghz?
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Re: SXT in 2.4ghz?

I'm also very interested in this. I need to punch down into a 9square mile region of trees from one tower location to clients which will then repeat with 5ghz mimo to nearby clients under the tree canopy. There was other discussion, and but none of an expected release with date of an sxt in 2.4ghz r...
by theWISP
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)

Thanks for the info. These are all things we are aware of, but until recently integrated enclosures for omnis, sectors, and high gain parabolics have been almost non-exisent in the marketplace. If their was one wisp request it would be a well thought out line of antennas with an enclosure suitable f...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB435G Required Clearance?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

RB435G Required Clearance?

Hello, I have never used an RB435G, looking to use it in place of the rb600 and instead of moving up to the rb800 for this paticular instance. I would like to mount it in the KAM-Fab outdoor enclosure, however I DO need to use one of the miniPCI slots on the back. How much clearance does this need, ...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)

ridicule... No but constructive criticism about the use of long link leads ( over 1 meters +) even with very low loss RF cable I would expect between 2-3db actual on site connection loss, put another way a loss of up to 50%, It may look pretty impressive to have all the RF leads neatly secured and ...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Re: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?

Thanks for everyones ideas! So this is what we have decided on for our new installations, just some silicon dielectric in each end of the connector, and 1" Heat Shrink with the adhesive on the inside. We also put a small strip of butyl tape at the bottom of the heat shrink before we shrink. It is su...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Any one see a problem with this picture?? :)

We had an RB800 with a 604 daughterboard in the shown enclosure, a new employee with very cold hands accidently broke some of the pins off and rendered the daughterboard useless (btw those should be a ribbon instead of the elongated pins). We didnt have any instock (not sure why), but needed to come...
by theWISP
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Re: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?

Yes, this is the same stuff we used to use, but as we are training new climbers, I cant take the risk of them making a mistake. Any other ideas?
by theWISP
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Your Coax Sealing Techniques?
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Your Coax Sealing Techniques?

Hey All, I have been owner/operator of a regional wisp for 14 years, and have not had much opportunity to 'water cooler' talk with other wisps (wanted to goto wispalooza this year but couldnt make it). Anyhow, I have tried multiple methods of sealing our N-connectors, and yet nothing seems to be the...
by theWISP
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 8276

Re: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

Thanks for the work around. I think that I will forgo using NV2 until it comes out of beta.

@Mikrotik - Any thoughts on this issue?

Thanks,
Adam
by theWISP
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!
Replies: 36
Views: 8276

Upgraded 4.11 to 5.0rc7- NO 2.4GHZ TRAFFIC!!

Hello all, Upgraded a 433ah from 4.11 to 5.0rc7, the xr5 backhaul link works fine, my xr5 with nv2 ptmp works fine, but my xr2 802.11b/g will not pass traffic. CPE's associate but not traffic at all! Any thoughts, please help quickly as this is a beta test with approx 40 custs. The 2.4ghz with stand...
by theWISP
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?

No I havent with the mikrotiks, do you have suggestions on best practices?
by theWISP
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?
Replies: 23
Views: 3063

Re: No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?

Thanks for the input. Anybody have a suggestion on pre-assembled 5ghz cpes out there at a good price and with good installation and maintenance features?

I think ill do some mikrotik 5ghz testing

Thanks!
by theWISP
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best queueing for sector
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Best queueing for sector

Are you looking to throttle specific protocols or specific users, or just want to equally share a predetermined bandwidth?
by theWISP
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?
Replies: 23
Views: 3063

No more bandwidth or 2.4ghz, how do I compete?

Before I throw out questions, I would like to state that I am looking for hardware solutions and suggestions, I would like to steer away from business practices and/or why we can't compete. We all know whats happening, its just how do we continue to stay competetive, meet our customers needs, and su...
by theWISP
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?

NVM, problem is still there! I've learned to be patient knowing the solution will eventually come, but I am at a loss.

Dallas or any other, smarter than I person be willing to consult? If so please PM me asap.
:(
by theWISP
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

High ping times on 4.x but not 3.3, could this be?

Hey All, Some background on the issue: For the past 3 months we have been plagued with an un-solvable issue at 3 of our sites. High ping times regardless of whom we allow to connect to the ap. We have ensured that this is not an interference issue, from outside or from co-location This is happening ...
by theWISP
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF loading up my syslog from with odd messages...
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

OSPF loading up my syslog from with odd messages...

Hello, Here is a snippet of a syslog from one rb600A running 4.9. It has alot of OSPF info that non of my other boxs are showing, im not sure what it means. Also, when we bring up a new link adjacent to this box, it always looses its routes, so something must be wrong. First I would like to know if ...
by theWISP
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF instances, filters and headaches!
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: OSPF instances, filters and headaches!

Hey Ben,

Don't mean to be a damper, but I am pretty sure OSPF is broken in 4.6. Just be aware of this when going through your troubleshooting. Please see:

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=39951
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=38992
by theWISP
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: route ospf error -> Discarding packet: locally originated
Replies: 25
Views: 32454

Re: route ospf error -> Discarding packet: locally originated

Hello - we have a thread started a few days before yours, and we are having the same problem. Dropping OSPF routes, usually the same couple, but it is very often. One of the routes it drops is even an ethernet link, Odd thing is which router drops the route: Border Router -ethernet> RB433AH (4.6) -B...
by theWISP
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF dropping routes v4.x
Replies: 42
Views: 9235

Re: OSPF dropping routes v4.x

Chupaka, Thanks for the reply, I am a collegue of O1DMBFan. The major concern here is that nothing changed except for the OS version. Something has changed between 3.3 and 4.5 that seriously affects OSPF routes. We will just randomly have a router drop an ospf route, it can take upto 10-15mins for t...
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.6 broken packages?
Replies: 21
Views: 3836

Re: 4.6 broken packages?

4.5 works from the link above.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.6 broken packages?
Replies: 21
Views: 3836

Re: 4.6 broken packages?

Hey folks, word is 4.5 works.

http://download.mikrotik.com/routeros-powerpc-4.5.npk


Giving it a try now.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6

Can someone email or link to 4.6 or 4.5?

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 19#p195619

Looks like others are having the same problem I am. The 4.6 download is no good right now. I will post it on our webservers if you can send it to me.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.6 broken packages?
Replies: 21
Views: 3836

Re: 4.6 broken packages?

Same problem here. If I get it I will throw it up on our webserver.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6

I have been all over the threads, didnt see that. But I do in the log now. What can I do, should I go with 4.5 or something you think?
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6

Hello!!

Thanks for your response!

Yes to both of those. I have tried to 3 others now. Its gotta be something I am missing.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6

I have tried this on 3 different RB600s.....

Hmm, I must really be missing something.

Bootloader is 2.20.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

HELP ASAP! Live tower will not upgrade to 4.6

Hello folks.

I have a situation, please no time for details. However I am at 3.3, and have upgraded bootloader. Updated liscence. Uploaded 4.6, rebooted MULTIPLE times. It will not upgrade.

What am I doing wrong or missing?

Thanks!
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn
Replies: 66
Views: 17458

Re: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn

NVM, just following instructions.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn
Replies: 66
Views: 17458

Re: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn

can I do this upgrade remotely?
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn
Replies: 66
Views: 17458

Re: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn

Looking at change logs looks like i need it.
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn
Replies: 66
Views: 17458

Re: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn

It was 3.2 now its 3.30. Do i Need 4.x??
by theWISP
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn
Replies: 66
Views: 17458

Re: Hot new Mikrotik Radio Card - R52Hn

mjj,

Yes I have the same problem, my rb600 wont recognize them. I have a tech on a tower right now trying to get it working.

Anyone have a suggestion?
by theWISP
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!

It is RouterOS 3.17 on a wrap board. Looks like maybe my flash card is full.....hmm.
by theWISP
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!

Yea, thats what I have done. And I have done the reset html pages as well. But still NO files at all in the files window, I am not only missing the HOTSPOT files, but all files.
by theWISP
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!

Yes, I it setup. But shouldnt I see some files in the files window? I see nothing.

Also, if the hotspot is setup but disabled will the files still be there?

Thanks,
Adam
by theWISP
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB Boards - "Files" is empty!
Replies: 7
Views: 874

RB Boards - "Files" is empty!

Hello All, I have many different routerboards with all different versions of OS on them. However, no matter what winbox loader I use the files list is empty! No files at all, I can do a backup and see that file, but nothing else. I am trying to access the hotspot pages to modify. Any Suggestions? Am...
by theWISP
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to 'tarpit' ip on failed login attempts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: Script to 'tarpit' ip on failed login attempts?

Also - if you really want to make it better then just change your ssh port from 22 to something else.
That did the trick. Unfortunately I have one board that has attempts via FTP. I've changed the ftp port as well and the attempts still occur. Any suggestions?
by theWISP
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to 'tarpit' ip on failed login attempts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Script to 'tarpit' ip on failed login attempts?

Hello, Due to many reasons, I can not harden my RouterOS box's to the point to only allow certain IP's to access ssh/winbox nor will port knocking work for me. Due to this, I often find boards underperforming due to constant login attempts from unauthorized users. I simply add a firewall rule droppi...