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by eben
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

How do you normally update your routers?
We have a set of scripts. All non smips routers are done and dusted.
by eben
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

We can do package by package, not on a couple of thousand routers in three days. I don't know, how you get the idea of package by package. You upload the needed packages. The bare minimum. Reboot. It installs all the npk files in one go. It's no different than uploading the combined package. Just m...
by eben
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

Can it do package by package, or just platform by platform?
by eben
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

This is far from over. Please refer to ticket 2019040422005244 and advise. I'm hearing reports that this isn't fixed on routers with 64Mb or less of RAM. Is your ticket about this, eben? Or something else? :-| I've tried installing 6.44.2 on about 50 hAP Lites using manual update, Dude Update, Winb...
by eben
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

This is far from over. Please refer to ticket 2019040422005244 and advise. I'm hearing reports that this isn't fixed on routers with 64Mb or less of RAM. Is your ticket about this, eben? Or something else? :-| I've tried installing 6.44.2 on about 50 hAP Lites using manual update, Dude Update, Winb...
by eben
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

This is far from over.

Please refer to ticket 2019040422005244 and advise.
by eben
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

Can I run this on my edge routers and use my /32 or do I need to do it on each router? Until we release the next beta with memory exhaustion fix, this firewall config should stop any attack even with small amount of RAM: admin@MikroTik] /ipv6 firewall> export /ipv6 firewall filter add action=drop ch...
by eben
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 50130

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

That's normal standard from Mikrotik when they are faced with a problem to resolve That is not true at all! We have always reacted to issues quickly, all the previous vulnerabilities have been fixed within hours or days time. Even in this case, we did reproduce and acknowledge the issue. In this ca...
by eben
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LtAP WiFI
Replies: 1
Views: 600

LtAP WiFI

Has anyone stripped a LtAP down?

If so, it it possible to remove the supplied 1.5dBi antennas and upgrade them to something more substantial?
by eben
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036 Power Supply
Replies: 62
Views: 16387

Re: CCR1036 Power Supply

Has anyone the same problem with CCR1036-12G-4S? Or is just a CCR1036-8G-2S+ problem? Does they have the same PSU?
Yes, CCR1036-12G-4S failing. Unless I'm mistaken, both are single PSU devices. They should use the same power supply.
by eben
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: API Broken for DMA Radiusmanager
Replies: 4
Views: 3778

Re: API Broken for DMA Radiusmanager

Are you seriously still using radius manager?

There are much better options out there.

For example:
https://jradiusmanager.com/
by eben
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: snmp problem whit RB260GS
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: snmp problem whit RB260GS

I think it's a "switch thing" and am able to replicate your error on RB260GSP and Ubiquiti switches. SNMPwalk works fine. As soon as you ask Dude to select a port to monitor, the drop down list is empty.

It would be great if Mikrotik could fix this soon. Very soon...
by eben
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 80764

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

What's the ETA for something that I can use "live" to replace my existing system with?
by eben
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 80764

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

I'm trying to import from 4.0beta3: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:The_Dude_v6/MigrationToNewDude error: [admin@MikroTik] > /dude import-db file=backup-2015.12.17.tgz action timed out - try again, if error continues contact MikroTik support and send a supout file (13) [admin@MikroTik] > /dude...
by eben
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 80764

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

Is it possible to import a dataset from 4.0beta3 to the new version?
by eben
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

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by eben
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Big routing table
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Big routing table

Guys

Can a CCR1036 handle 150,000+ BGP routes and pump 400 - 500Mb of data without slowing down / performance degradation?

Thanks
Eben
by eben
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Hi Spider24 and Eben, I'm in Somerset West (well, Cape Town, but this isn't that far away) and Citrusdal in November (just holidays) - and I'd love to drop in for a visit and see your installations and maybe have a little 19inch-chat about RB and PtP deployments... Cheers, -Chris (and sorry again f...
by eben
Sat May 17, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude crashes randomly
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: Dude crashes randomly

And this is what the crash message looks like:
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by eben
Sat May 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude crashes randomly
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Dude crashes randomly

My Dude ver 4.beta latest has been running happily for a couple of years. It recently started crashing randomly. The error says something about Visual C++ Runtime. I then restart the service and I get a screen as follows: Capture.JPG Then Dude runs along happily for a while until it crashes again. I...
by eben
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

we have squirrels who would bite off that blue cable every 3rd day
Use armoured cable.
http://www.universalnetworks.co.uk/pdfs ... 237275.pdf
by eben
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

This is one of two towers that we setup to connect a remote site to head office
Nice!

That solar panel is quite flat. Obviously quite far south (or north).

Where in the world are you?
by eben
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing a user's password via terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 60082

Re: Changing a user's password via terminal

ros code

/user set [find name=username] password=password
Is this what you're looking for?
That is perfect. Thank you.
by eben
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Something black. What is it?
That's where they wiped the nozzle of the silicone gun.
by eben
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing a user's password via terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 60082

Changing a user's password via terminal

How do I change a user's password via the terminal.

Let's say user admin is user 0 on the list. What's the /user ... command to change the password?

Thanks
by eben
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

His previous WISP charged him US$260 for this :shock:
2013-07-19 16.16.55.jpg
by eben
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

@yagob

Where in the world is this?
In Iraq
I saw the 13A plugs and figured it had to be an ex British colony or protectorate. Suspected it was Zimbabwe when I saw the lattice mast.
by eben
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

@yagob

Where in the world is this?
by eben
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

Dobby, I don't know what your customers are like, but our customers pay a lot of money for good connectivity. The result is, when it's not working they get on the phone and abuse our poor support technicians. We cannot have even one more router fail during an upgrade. The delay between when the rout...
by eben
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

I recommend running Netinstall to format and reinstll the OS. OK, I've done that on these two. It's not always easy to get to these sites. Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bfnTPLbVnA That walk wasn't this morning, but once I was up there this morning, I had to dissasemble a network...
by eben
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

We have never installed 5.21 on any of our devices. Ever.

All the machines that were updated were updated from 5.20

It's only the RB493Gs that crash. The bootloader is 4.21 on those. It's 4.21 on 5.20 remains 4.21 after upgrading to 5.22
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by eben
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

It can't be a bootloader issue. I religiously upgrade the bootloaders to the latest version immediately after upgrading the firmware.
by eben
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

RB493G Bricked after upgrade to 5.22

We are very conservative when it comes to upgrading from one version of RouterOS to another. After seeing how well the RB2011s that have 5.22 installed at the factory work, we decided to roll it out. First we upgraded all the 1100's and 600's. No problems. The first 2011's that didn't have 5.22 ex f...
by eben
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RS232 on the RB2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

RS232 on the RB2011

I see there's an RJ45 on the back of some of the RB2011 units.

Is that an RS232 port?

If so, what are the pinouts?
If not, what is it?

Thanks.
by eben
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Corrupted Database
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: Corrupted Database

Look at your sql file in a text editor and see if there is anything that looks corrupted, then see if you can manually fix it.
88MB.

1124704 lines. It's going to be quicker to use a clean room approach and redo the maps from scratch.
by eben
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Corrupted Database
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Corrupted Database

It appears that my dude.db is seriously corrupted. When I start sqlite3 and do a vacuum, I'm told "Error: string or blob too big". When I export the .db to a .sql, the created file decreases in size by about 40%. sqlite dude.db > file.sql is the command I used. When I then try and convert the .sql f...
by eben
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude process memory keeps growing
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Dude process memory keeps growing

I run Dude on a Win2K3 server. Suddenly, the amount of memory that the process uses has started increasing alarmingly, The whole thing starts off around 50MB, but within an hour or two, we are up to over 300MB and it just keeps on growing until I restart the service. Does anyone have any ideas as to...
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: MRTG Voltage Readings

Not a sausage. Tried this. No luck. Target[192.168.75.230_voltage]: .1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.3.8.0&.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.3.8.0:capeconnect@192.168.75.230 Talking of sausages, today is national bbq day in South Africa (really, it's a bank holiday) so I need to go and show my face around the fire where...
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: MRTG Voltage Readings

I just tried this exact command after setting SNMP back to V1 on the RB.
Target[192.168.75.230_voltage]:.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.3.8.0:capeconnect@192.168.75.230
It still kills perl.

Like you dada, I've run out of ideas.
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Which Billing System Is The Best ???
Replies: 75
Views: 64940

Re: Which Billing System Is The Best ???

http://blissradius.com It works with MikroTik just right for your needs, all client attributes can be set. It works on window and linux, has database included, web server, everything, web gui... I don't know what other solutions offer, I guess they are all similar in performance depending on price,...
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: MRTG Voltage Readings

So let's assume that I know about TCP/IP. Let's assume that I've been qualified in training MCSE's and the likes on TCP/IP since 1999. Let's assume that I know my way around MikroTik and I run a network of a couple of thousand routerboards. Lastly, let's assume that I've been using MRTG since 1997 a...
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: MRTG Voltage Readings


I don't see the public community in your settings. Either you have to add it to the cfg or you have to use another community in MRTG
ummm...

Oh yes, that's because I changed the name.

Rule 1: Never use "public" on something that has a public ip address.
by eben
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: MRTG Voltage Readings

maybe you just filled in the trap community but you didn't add any 'access' community - which is hidden behind the 'Communities' button in ROS 5.X. This is what I've done. Capture.JPG Is this wrong? It seems to work just fine in Dude. I have tried v1 and v2. It doesn't matter, wperl still crashes. ...
by eben
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MRTG Voltage Readings
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

MRTG Voltage Readings

Not too sure where to put this thread. Mods please move it to a location you deem more suitable. I'm trying to use MRTG to read the voltage of a RN1100AH. According to /system health print oid, voltage is: .1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.3.8.0 However, when I put this command into my mrtg.cfg, it crashes per...
by eben
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Built in Obsolenscence ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Built in Obsolenscence ?

Last year I had every RB532 that I own fail on me with a week. This caused a little bit of chaos, but they were all replaced with RB433AHs so it was a win win situation. Last week, my RB600s started randomly rebooting. I have a number of RB600s and I really don't want to go through the whole rigmaro...
by eben
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411R - Lights are on but nobody's home
Replies: 1
Views: 603

RB411R - Lights are on but nobody's home

I have a POE patch panel in a cabinet that a number of devices are powered from. 12V Power is supplied by a couple of 102Ah batteries with a 30A charger. There is plenty of power. Amongst others, there's an old RB411R that we use to connect to the cabinet when we are on site. Today I did something s...
by eben
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 40967

Re: v5.20 released

Mikrotik Support

Please pay urgent attention to the following support incidents:

2012082266000638
2012082066000356

I think I may have discovered a bug in 5.20 802.11 2.4GHz wireless.
by eben
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 40967

Re: v5.20 released

what If I had this device in tower with bad access.....
http://www.gsmcommander.com

I'm also rolling out 5.20 over hundreds of Routerboards. So far I've only had a problem with one RB750 not restarting. The GSM Commander saved the day as the RB750 is very far from where I am sitting.
by eben
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Automating CPE ROS/Firmware/script changes - Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: Automatic Network Wide CPE changes - Simple Solution

This is a very good set of scripts.

Any chance of making them into a wiki page?
by eben
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.20 released
Replies: 113
Views: 40967

Re: v5.20 released

RB951-2n still have problem with wireless :(
I'm not seeing that. Installed my first one yesterday. Client connects with an ipad and is getting great speed up and down.
by eben
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

How were you planning on providing AC? AD-155 does not provide AC. AC Input -> DC 12V Output + Battery charger When AC input goes down : DC Input (From battery) -> DC Output AD-155 have a AC input with ups function. I want use AC power and charge battery, when the AC go down i want to switch on DC ...
by eben
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

How were you planning on providing AC?

AD-155 does not provide AC.
by eben
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Hi,
The MeanWell AD-155 is good?
No.

Use Meanwell PB-360N-12

Use the voltreport on the MikroTik wiki to monitor the power.
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Monitor_i ... B333/433AH
by eben
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 RouterPC and ver 5.16
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Nv2 RouterPC and ver 5.16

Does RouterOS ver 5.16 support Nv2 on x86 / RouterPC?

Thanks.
by eben
Fri May 25, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removing network maps
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Removing network maps

DOUBLE CLICK on this:
mps.png
Thank you.
by eben
Thu May 24, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removing network maps
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Removing network maps

Even when the list is open - as it was when I first posted - none of these network maps can be deleted.
Capture.JPG
When I right click, this is all that happens.
Capture2.JPG
Del button does nothing
by eben
Thu May 24, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removing network maps
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Removing network maps

That doesn't work for me.

I've tried to right click, but all IO see is "Open Separately".

Pressing DEL or "-" has no reaction whatsoever.

I'm running Dude on a Win2K3 server. The client that connects to it runs on Win7 Pro.
by eben
Wed May 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5.16 released
Replies: 69
Views: 19248

Re: AW: RouterOS v5.16 released

We're at 5.9 now. Is it worth upgrading?
Yes. This version works really well and is very stable.
by eben
Wed May 23, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removing network maps
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Removing network maps

How do I remove network maps that are empty from ver 4.0 beta 3?

Thanks
by eben
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

yukkk!!! a LOW cost RJ45....that's the problem..when sales people controls the engineer. :)
It's not the sales people.

It's the cost accountants!
by eben
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS Server Options
Replies: 1
Views: 818

RADIUS Server Options

As most of you know, I have always been a big fan of RADIUS Manager. Unfortunately, times are changing. Mr Viktor at DMA Softlab is becoming more and more arrogant and treating his clients in an extremely disrespectful manner. That is not how you retain business. It's time for us to start investigat...
by eben
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

yes, there are improvements in the x86 area too
Can I run Nv2 link yet?
bump.
by eben
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

So now that you want to be in the home router market, will we finally get a native DynDNS client? :-?
+1
by eben
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

yes, there are improvements in the x86 area too
Can I run Nv2 link yet?
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why bother having SMB server?
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Why bother having SMB server?

mmmigoro, kembiet, cbrown and everyone else who thinks a router should be dressed up like a pig at the county fair. Take a router, let's say a RB750 and load ROS 5.12 onto it. Set up two computers and pass traffic through it. Measure the speed. Load ROS 3.30 onto it. Run the same test. What would y...
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why bother having SMB server?
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Why bother having SMB server?

mmmigoro, kembiet, cbrown and everyone else who thinks a router should be dressed up like a pig at the county fair. Take a router, let's say a RB750 and load ROS 5.12 onto it. Set up two computers and pass traffic through it. Measure the speed. Load ROS 3.30 onto it. Run the same test. What would yo...
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why bother having SMB server?
Replies: 19
Views: 3701

Re: Why bother having SMB server?

I come from the traditional position with network devices. For e.g. a server should be a server and a router should be a router. +1. Surely MT would be better off fixing problems that have been with us since ver 4.x that have not been addressed yet. Or even better, why not spend those resources get...
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

Does anyone have any idea as to why so many RB750s are crashing when I reboot them after uploading the files?

I go -> System - Reboot and some of the routers just go off the air. Some reboot perfectly, but some don't.

Very strange,
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

It's the middle of the night and I'm upgrading boards one after another, by hand, as I always do. When I click on system - routerboard, I see a newer version of the firmware. When I click "upgrade" the version changes to the newer version. Do I still have to reboot the machine for this change to be ...
by eben
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 28356

Re: v5.12 released

I'm not seeing it on 411s.

Is there a field that must be enabled somewhere?
by eben
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB435G Kernel Failure
Replies: 1
Views: 849

RB435G Kernel Failure

I've got a couple of RB435Gs out in the field.

Some of them randomly reboot with "System rebooted because of kernel failure" in the error log.

Any ideas as to what the problem with these items is?

I'm running 5.11 with latest routerboard firmware 2.38
by eben
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Unable to enable of disable filter rules
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: Unable to enable of disable filter rules

I was born in Mutare. Attended what was then Umtali Junior School.

My "musha" is Nyazura.
by eben
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Unable to enable of disable filter rules
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: Unable to enable of disable filter rules

Mangwanani Shamwari!

I labeled each rule that I want to manipulate and now have a working script.
/ip firewall filter enable [find comment="J-Out"]
/ip firewall filter enable [find comment="J-In"]
Which company are you with?

Chisarai.
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Unable to enable of disable filter rules
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Unable to enable of disable filter rules

Here are my filter rules 0 chain=input action=accept src-mac-address=00:1C:C0:8C:A2:D0 1 X chain=forward action=drop src-address=174.142.117.0/24 2 X chain=forward action=drop dst-address=174.142.117.0/24 3 chain=forward action=accept src-address=192.168.94.70 dst-address=192.168.0.0/16 4 chain=forw...
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

MikroTik did come to South Africa in 2007 and we will come again, possibly this or next year.
I remember that... Who was it who was in the country and who was it who joined us via satellite?

We are looking forward to having your people here.
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

You are the offtopic king, aren't you :) What in the world could be relation with RB604 to RB435G ??? misdirection, smoke and mirrors yes, please stop with misdirection, smoke and mirrors and email support with this issue. You are confusing other people with these weird claims. The RJ45 connector c...
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

the devices are nearly identical, except the type of ports. you are probably facing a software issue. like I said, email support with the details. I will, but having looked long and hard at the various amounts of information that's available, I believe it's the same story as when one inserts a RB60...
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

This is highly unlikely. If you have unaccounted CPU usage, email support. This is unrelated to topic anymore.
I've told you before, it's time for MUM Cape Town so we can show you guys how your equipment works in the field.
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

Not quite. I have a couple of 435Gs in the field. They work well, but they're great if you put 3 x R52Hn or 3 x SR71 in them. if they are great, what's the problem? Spelling error - NOT great. CPU use goes very high when there are three radios in the 435G and they are all pumping data. We have foun...
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

eeehehehe smackdown. Normis wins that round. Not quite. I have a couple of 435Gs in the field. They work well, but they're great if you put 3 x R52Hn or 3 x SR71 in them. The RB493G - as you know Normis, I've been trying to register my new ones that arrived a couple of days ago - is a very messy ro...
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

So where is the 433 with 680MHz processor, gigabit ethernet and metal connectors?
by eben
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

MikroTik's silence is deafening.
by eben
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Re: Plastic ethernet connectors

Just my 2 cents, but I would never put a SOHO MT router in a tower. The plastic ethernet you only find in the cheapest ones.
Is the 433GL a SOHO MT router?
Why don't you just go for RB450G ?
Because you can't plug radio cards into it.
by eben
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Plastic ethernet connectors
Replies: 46
Views: 7134

Plastic ethernet connectors

So... Yesterday I received my first consignment of routerboards with plastic RJ45 connectors. Today, I'm supposed to mount one of those routerboards near the top of this mast. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out how high this mast is, just look at the 60cm UBNT dish that's fitted wit...
by eben
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WISP in Ibiza
Replies: 0
Views: 423

WISP in Ibiza

I have a client who has a house in Ibiza and who is looking for WISP to provide him with service in Ibiza.

Please PM me if you are able to provide such a solution.

Thank you
by eben
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: RADIUS Manager and Paypal
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

RADIUS Manager and Paypal

This is not quite MikroTik related, but since so many MikroTik users also use RADIUS Manager, maybe somebody can help me. I'd like to get rid of my current credit card processor as their charges are very high. Their published charges don't add up with what ends up in my bank account and I've had eno...
by eben
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Electricity supply box IMG_3477 (Large).JPG From left to right Top Row Light Switch Vivotech 8134 Dome Camera - http://www.vivotek.com/products/model.php?network_camera=fd8134 Bulkhead Light On the right are 2x15A wall sockets - the type used in South Africa. 2nd Row Down Generator controller - inho...
by eben
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Blocking certain sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Blocking certain sites

how about SIP phone that runs on his PC, so that anything he does is interrupted with the call sound? and then by call itself.
I actually tried that, but he uninstalled it.
by eben
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Blocking certain sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Blocking certain sites

I have a young technician who thinks he's just the business. As a rule, I run my office on an honesty policy. That is to say, if I say "Please don't do", I expect it not to be done. I'm not a policeman. It's not my job to run around and check up on people to ensure they have done what I told them. U...
by eben
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RF Shield - SXT and / or Sextant
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

RF Shield - SXT and / or Sextant

Hi guys!

Does anyone know who makes RF shields for the SXT or the Sextant.

There's a lot of RF noise coming out of the back of the SXT that's causing me interference on some of my high sites where I use them as point to point short range links.
by eben
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

SXT linking to another tower about 400m away.
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by eben
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

2.5 amp power supply. 2500 -500 approx. = 2000 mA 2000 / 500 = 4 ports could the limit be only due to the power supply? Meanwell make some pretty serious power supplies. A 24V 100W PSU will provide just less than 1A per port. But what if you use a 150Ah or a 250Ah battery? Or, if you have an instal...
by eben
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

I had 3 x RB411 with R52 and a RB750 running happily off a 24V 50W Meanwell power supply. They have 120 degree antennas and are part of a large access point. They worked perfectly for 8 months. It's school holidays in South Africa at the moment. The bad economy means that people are not going on hol...
by eben
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

why 0.5amps is not enough for you?... that means 12watt power consumption/device Tell me, how much power does a RB435 with 3 x SR-71 draw? When using 24V? How much does a UBNT Rocket M5 draw? What size power supply get shipped with a UBNT Rocket M5 or M2? Do not know about rb435 but you can find it...
by eben
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

why 0.5amps is not enough for you?... that means 12watt power consumption/device
Tell me, how much power does a RB435 with 3 x SR-71 draw? When using 24V?

How much does a UBNT Rocket M5 draw? What size power supply get shipped with a UBNT Rocket M5 or M2?
by eben
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

no, it has overvoltage protection, it will just not work.
30V or 28V?
by eben
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

I would most probably replace some power strips and RB power adapters with this device, to power some web security cameras and small RBs. Main feature i'm looking for is a possibility to remotely power cycle powered devices without climbing or restarting whole installation. Look here http://forum.m...
by eben
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions


for comparison - 802.3af supports 15W output power for 48V, so it is even less amps supplied.
And what happens when we put 48V into a RB750UP?

Smoke?
by eben
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

In this part of the world, we usually run 4mm armoured electrical cables with 12V or 24V DC up to boxes located high on towers. We then split that to DC plugs that power an RB750 and some four POE injectors, those in turn power other devices such as MT or UBNT backbone links or customer facing equip...
by eben
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

From manual: Max current is 500mA per port. Lets assume that it comes with 24V power supply (close to max) So you have 12W of power max available per port. AFAIK one normal wireless card can consume up to 3W, High power card 6-7W and super high power cards up to 10W So do your math. Anyone who's do...
by eben
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP questions/suggestions
Replies: 108
Views: 28297

Re: RB750UP questions/suggestions

Practically, what can we power through those ethernet ports?

RB435G with 3 x R52Hn or SR-71?

RB433AH with 2 x R52Hn or SR-71?

RB411AH with R52Hn or SR-71?

RB411R?
by eben
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Thanks Sytex I use this http://gsmcommander.co.za/ or this http://www.accentronix.co.za/ at my high sites and remote sites. The GSM Commander is brilliant. It has Windows based programming software and has daughter boards. You can use it to switch AC or DC. I use them to monitor power, to monitor do...
by eben
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

One of our APs
What are the relays for in this image?

http://forum.mikrotik.com/download/file.php?id=8553

How do you control them?
by eben
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Why can't they bury some tubes for optic cables etc? Digging technology, construction and organizational procedures exist and should be cheaper now. It's never a good idea to judge others by the way we see things. You will only understand why they have such a love for overhead cable once you've bee...
by eben
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

State of the art mounting system for RB532.
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by eben
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

these people never heard of rain ??
Seems not.
by eben
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

This is not the correct way to join UTP.
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by eben
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Radio Card Connector
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: RB411 Radio Card Connector

The devices are made in batches. If some part is not available, we use another part. This could change in the next batch. I can't guarantee that we will use a certain type of miniPCI connector in all upcoming production batches. Does it make a difference to you? Why? Thanks Normis! It makes no tech...
by eben
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Radio Card Connector
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: RB411 Radio Card Connector

We are seeing two kinds of RB411 here. One has a card socket / slot that is "short" ie when you insert your radio card, the card sits a couple of millimeters away from the board. Then there is a second type of RB411 that has a different card socket that is the same heightt above the board as the car...
by eben
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Radio Card Connector
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: RB411 Radio Card Connector

I'm not specifically looking for the old model. I bought two 411's yesterday from the same supplier. One had the raised radio card and the other had a flat radio card. All I want to know is which is newer, or if they are both still being produced? for the RB411, actually it come with no radio card ...
by eben
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Radio Card Connector
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: RB411 Radio Card Connector

I'm not specifically looking for the old model.

I bought two 411's yesterday from the same supplier. One had the raised radio card and the other had a flat radio card. All I want to know is which is newer, or if they are both still being produced?
by eben
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Radio Card Connector
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

RB411 Radio Card Connector

There are two types of RB411 in this part of the world. One type has it's radio card connector close to the board. The other type has a raised radio card. I am specifically referring to the basic, good old, RB411 - not any of it's variants. Wat the low profile model superceded by the raised model? I...
by eben
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proxy Server
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Proxy Server

There are big things afoot here and we'll soon have a Tier 1 connection to the internet. I need to install a transparent proxy server just before we break out onto the internet. There is a very good wiki regarding this, so I know exactly how to configure mikrotik to route all the http traffic to the...
by eben
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Saw this yesterday.

FWIW you can buy cable ties, conduit and various types of trunking over the counter in South Africa.
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by eben
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

Do I need to connect a LM7824 with every POE?? Yes. And how many 433ah can i power up from ad-155-24?? Spec Sheet says max current draw is 25W. http://routerboard.com/pricelist/download_file.php?file_id=69 I've run 4 without problems, but you should be able to go up to 6. Does the Ad-155 have multi...
by eben
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

What about the high voltage protection. I can see that PB360 -24 has cut off at 31~35 Volts which still means it excceeds the rating by Mikrotik i.e. 10V-30V. I am not keen to use the 12V thing because sometimes cables are too long and i don't want voltage to be an issue.
LM7824.
by eben
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

Hi eben, At what price did u get the AD155a/b and PB360. The AD155 is about half the price of the PB360. PB360 is about US$100. This will obviously differ from one territory to another. Is one AD155a/b good enough to charge 300Amp batteries like u r using. So far so good. What is actually the diffe...
by eben
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

I don't send PoE up masts. I send a red and a black wire up, then have any PoE injectors as close to the equipment as possible. We use a type of cable called surfix (6mm 2 core) as the armour helps with reducing the magnetic field and the 6mm means little voltage drop. http://voltmax-cables.co.za/co...
by eben
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

i would sure love to make something like that. But is it good and safe to connect 12 Volts for Mikrotik 433AH with 2 R52H Cards. Cable distance is like 75 mtrs DLINK Cat5 STP. It should be, as long as there's enough current. Also the batteries are 7 AH and the amp. mentioned on the Power adapter fo...
by eben
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Solar Tracking
Replies: 10
Views: 5615

Re: Solar Tracking

we updated one of our solar stations with SFC fuell cell "EFOY Pro 600" 2 weeks ago because we had troubles during winter, and now we hope, and it looks great, that we dont need to climb the hill with one of our small honda generators agin.... we have 2x 120W solarpanel, and now we have only 24V 72...
by eben
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

Here's something that I recently did for a big site. First of all, I decided to use 12V rather than 24V. The only reason why I decided to do this was because I wanted to keep all the variables on ground level. It's not fun having to replace one of those LM7824s when you are dangling 28m up a lattice...
by eben
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power/backup solutions discussed
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: Power/backup solutions discussed

Solder in an LM7824 on the (+) line between the battery and the POE Injector.
http://www.fairchildsemi.com/pf/LM/LM7824.html

That will filter the power down to no higher than 24V and deal with the over power problem if the charger pushes the voltage up past 28V.
by eben
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude stops recording history graphs
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: The Dude stops recording history graphs

Are you also experiencing a memory leak?
by eben
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Gigabit PoE Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Re: Gigabit PoE Injectors

ask them, and they will get some with their next order.
Two of the three have no interest in doing that. They stack 'm high and sell 'em cheap. The third one will help. They are the guys who brought the RB450Gs in for us a couple of months ago. I'll give them a call.
by eben
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Gigabit PoE Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Re: Gigabit PoE Injectors


most distributors should have them
Not in this part of the world :(
by eben
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R52Hn Oxidizing
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

R52Hn Oxidizing

I have a very strange problem that doesn't make any sense. Below are two pictures of a five week old R52Hn showing rust and oxidation. Below that is a picture of the replacement R52Hn with the original CM9 and F.50 Pro, all mounted on a RB433AH. I commissioned this site on 1 July 2011. From the firs...
by eben
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Gigabit PoE Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Gigabit PoE Injectors

Do the MikroTik Gigabit PoE injectors still allow for gigabit connectivity to RB435G, RB800 etc?

If so, where can I buy one to test?

Thanks
by eben
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Some people are so stupid, they glue routerboards to enclosures.
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Seems hot melt glue can double as a waterproofing agent.

Then there's the little matter of making a knot in the UTP.
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by eben
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

... a direct strike will destroy the device...
Two rules that I follow:

1. If it gets struck by ligthning - even if it's still working - ewaste and replace.
2. If it's been burned in a fire - even if it's still working - ewaste and replace.
by eben
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

rzirzi You must use shielded cable. UBNT Toughcable is really good stuff. The next thing that you must do is to take the shield / ground on the shielded cable to ground. If you are using UBNT PoE injectors (and the building has been correctly earthed) and properly terminated shielded cable, this is ...
by eben
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

eben, what? it's common knowledge that mikrotik nv2 outperforms ubnt devices by a good margin, even the AFMUG Backhaul Bakeoff proved that: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25338002-low-cost-Mikrotik-CPE~start=20 Results are on page 9 and 12 of the PowerPoint slide pack. Roughly double the performa...
by eben
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

Ubiquiti client currently supplies kit that is protected against ESD. SXT gets plastic POE. What? +1. I feel your pain. To add insult to injury, when we compare performance of SXT with UBNT Nano M5 or UBNT AirGrid we see the UBNT kill the routerboard every time with it comes to throughput. My new p...
by eben
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Some of my competition never cease to amaze me - for their stupidity. This guy bought an expensive enclosure. He then bought an expensive plate to mount the board on. He then went to the trouble of marking out the holes to mount the risers in exactly the right places, but he wasn't bothered to secur...
by eben
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Where did you get the standoffs that are holding up the RB435G ??
http://www.miro.co.za/detail.aspx?pid=2 ... =Utilities

Your local RS Components should also have them.
by eben
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

IMG_2751 (Medium).JPG Here we have a little DIN rail. The circuit breaker on the left is the "main switch". From there AC power is supplied to 2 circuit breakers. The breaker on the left controls the blue and white Meanwell DIN rail mount power supply. That power supply in turn powers the Planet AT...
by eben
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Setting web browser parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Setting web browser parameters

I'm running Dude ver 4.0beta3. Unfortunately Firefox (my default web browser) decided to update itself to ver 5. Now I can't manage my UBNT devices by clicking tools - web. Is there a way to tell Dude to use IE, Chrome or Safari instead of the browser that's set as default in the system? Thank you E...
by eben
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

current estimate for Rb750UP is August
Thank you Normis.
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

The 485m AC cable is an aside.

Let's get back to the basics.

The problem install has 21m of 10mm cable. DC 15V 10A PSU don't want to drive RB433 so nicely, yet DC 24V 4A PSU drives RB433 very nicely.

To make things more complicated, DC 15C 10A PSU works well on the bench.
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

Guys! The two sites have nothing to do with each other. I merely mentioned the second site to Tim as we were talking about wire thickness and the fact that I used 485m of 25mm cable to take AC power up a mountain from an elecrtrical substation and only experience 1V loss over that distance. They are...
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

I KNOW when you refer to "sissies", you are talking about someone else. :D I have yet to meet a sissie surfer. How far is that power line run from the power supply to the routers? About 60km. It's two different sites. I own the one where I ran the power cable. I rent space where I have the power pr...
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

Those would be some bad-ass brake lights!
Africa's not for sissies :lol:
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

...and I thought I was using big wire at 12ga AWG (2mm). :lol:
No man! I'm not wiring a high level brake light onto a Land Rover :lol:
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

That is why we run thick, shielded wires (6mm or 10mm for example)... Tim, I have a site that I own where I take 30A 240V from a substation ( brings 11,000V down to 240V) 485m up the side of a mountain using 25mm shielded cable. I lose exactly one volt between the substation and the battery charger.
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433


Are you sure that is the wire you are using?
See picture above.
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

i referred Ohm's law. As you using shielded wires, i think inducted energy is minimal I used to think so too. Unfortunately the taxi company with the digital repeater in the rack next to us in the comms hut, LMR 400 cable running 30m up the towert and a pair of VHF dipoles just above me know differ...
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

lazerusrm: There's no AC power up at the top of the mast, but the cables going up are thick enough for voltage drop to not be a factor. We run DC up there. We then run that DC into a circuit breaker and then run the DC into a DIN rail terminal block. From the terminal block, there is one lead going ...
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Power use of a RB433

Am I missing something blatantly obvious here? Voltage drop on power wire - you can't beat Ohm's law. Edit: May be IEEE PoE or passive PoE(used by MT) is not as bad as you think - designed to work over 100m of 4 wires of UTP. As you say, but Ampere's Law also comes into play, so even if you are run...
by eben
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power use of a RB433
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Power use of a RB433

I'm still from the old school. I don't run POE up towers unless there's no other way. It's one thing to run POE up a pole on the roof of a client's home or business. It's a different kettle of fish when there are multiple radios on a comms tower. In this specific case, the high site provides us with...
by eben
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB450G in sealed outdoor case in the Desert heat
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: RB450G in sealed outdoor case in the Desert heat

Nobody would think of Cape Town being so hot that we have overheating problems, but it gets so hot here during December - February that solar panels stop working. ABB make a range of enclosures that are insulated against temperature variations. We have used the UT7, UT4 and UT10 with great success. ...
by eben
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: What can the onboard web server process
Replies: 1
Views: 684

What can the onboard web server process

It's been a while since I played with the inbuilt web server.

Can ver 5.4 handle scripting languages like PHP?

I'm trying to design a "smart" hotspot and would like to know what capabilities the inbuilt MT web server has.

Thank you.
by eben
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: paypal setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: paypal setup

Bump.

MikroTik, these are the contact details for Payfast.

http://www.payfast.co.za/c/std/contact-us

Get in touch and give us an interface to their system.
by eben
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Which Billing System Is The Best ???
Replies: 75
Views: 64940

Re: Which Billing System Is The Best ???

I have extensive experience of User Manager 3.x, RADIUS Manager and am now getting my teeth into User Manager 5.4 If you need a billing system for a WISP, you should use RADIUS Manager. It works. Period. If you have one of two hotspots and are selling time or traffic based vouchers then User Manager...
by eben
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

What is the current availability for the RB750UP ?
by eben
Mon May 23, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is P-Throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 4727

Re: What is P-Throughput

Does this only work with MIPSBE?

I can't get any readings on PowerPC routers.
by eben
Fri May 13, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

Thank you Normis.

Now for the big question: Will the RJ45 connectors be shielded, or will they be unshielded as in the picture?
by eben
Fri May 13, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 31631

Re: New Products

There was mention of a RB750 with PoE out. RB75UP or RB750P, I've seen different references to this product.

When can we expect it?
by eben
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 439
Views: 320053

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

This is a very clean template, congratulations on your work. One little question, how does your Password Recovery system works ? Users pick a secret question and answer as well as a password when they first create the account, if they can supply relevant account details and the correct secret answe...
by eben
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager v4.0 test package
Replies: 269
Views: 76829

Re: User Manager v4.0 test package

Is there any importing of settings and stuff that I have to do before I run the new version?

I am currently running on an x86 box with ROS 4.17 and "old" user manager.

So now I copy the packages over, reboot the machine. Then what?
by eben
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Those plants look a lot like fynbos.
It is :)
Where in the beautiful Western Cape is that?
by eben
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 5.0 is out!
Replies: 153
Views: 29709

Re: RouterOS 5.0 is out!

How was that a near miss??? It is very clearly stated in more than one place: The first post of the thread says: - x86 does not currently support Nv2 (requires RouterBOARD hardware) - x86 may be supported in the future I am a trusting person. I read the changelog and there was nothing there that I ...
by eben
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 5.0 is out!
Replies: 153
Views: 29709

Re: RouterOS 5.0 is out!

you are wrong, Nv2 is very much architecture dependent, there are many technical reasons which cause difficulties. ... Well I really hope this is an April fools joke... Not a joke, it's been noted for at least a few days that it doesn't work with x86... although if you look back, at least 1 person ...
by eben
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Those plants look a lot like fynbos.
by eben
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 5.0 is out!
Replies: 153
Views: 29709

Re: RouterOS 5.0 is out!

There is no old user manager at v5.0.
So is it the version of user manager that we've all been commenting about in this thread?

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=35718
by eben
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 5.0 is out!
Replies: 153
Views: 29709

Re: RouterOS 5.0 is out!

What version of the User Manager is supplied with this?

Normally the "all packages" folder has two versions. This one only has one. Is this the new beta or is it the old production version?
by eben
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to telnet into another router
Replies: 5
Views: 3154

Script to telnet into another router

I've got a problem with a client's setup where his ADSL connection keeps on dropping. He seems to be borderline with regard to distance to the DSLAM. For some reason, traffic will just stop on his connection. If he then reboots the ADSL router, traffic returns. ie. He needs to drop the physical ADSL...
by eben
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on MikroTik Hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Dude on MikroTik Hardware

My current Dude runs on a Win2K3 server.

It works, but I'm trying to reduce the number of servers I'm running and am thinking of running Dude on a RB450G that I have available.

What are the pros and cons?

Any advice would be appreciated.
by eben
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager v4.0 test package
Replies: 269
Views: 76829

Re: User Manager v4.0 test package

Would it make more sense to move UM to a subscription paid model? Its a decent bit of software users are asking for to be fixed and it's a hard business case to sink dev time into something you give away for free. I'm sure users that use it would pay for it if it meant some more time could be spent...
by eben
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: enclosure for RB816
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: enclosure for RB816

Buy a rack mount shelf place on it and all done :)
:( :(
by eben
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT 5HnD USB Port
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

SXT 5HnD USB Port

Hi guys

What can we do with the USB port on the new SXT 5HnD ?

http://www.routerboard.com/index.php?showProduct=108

Thanks
by eben
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: enclosure for RB816
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: enclosure for RB816

I'm looking for something rackmount for a RB600 with a RB816.

Any leads, anyone?
by eben
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Moneybookers in the walled garden
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Moneybookers in the walled garden

Does anyone have a list of sites that should be added to the walled garden to get moneybookers.com to function properly?

Thanks
Eben
by eben
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Here's Poynting's 23dBi 5GHz integrated enclosure. Only one clamp to the wall ? Take care when you get a lot of wind. The bracket is made from 5mm steel that's galvanised. The pole is 50mm with a 2mm wall thickness. Again galvanised. Now for the magic. The wall plugs are Fischer "UX". They are the ...
by eben
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 439
Views: 320053

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

I think I found my Holy Grail!

http://www.dmasoftlab.com/cont/home

For $150, my problems will go away, and I can go back to sifting spam.
That program is simply amazing.
by eben
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude on 2K3 vs Dude on RB450G
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Dude on 2K3 vs Dude on RB450G

I had something horrible happen yesterday. One of our remote sites was broken into and two IBM ThinkCentre computers were stolen. One had a 256MB CF card with ROS 4.11 and Dude. The other one was running 2K3AS with Kiwi Syslog Server. I replaced the one machine with an RB450G running Dude. We're sti...
by eben
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sending SMS with RB411U
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Sending SMS with RB411U

Thank you Normis
by eben
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sending SMS with RB411U
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Sending SMS with RB411U

I got my hands on a RB411U today.

Nice :D :D :D

I'd like to install a Sierra Wireless MiniPCI Express modem and want the unit to send me SMS me if things go wrong, for example if the battery voltage drops.

How do I send SMS messages?

Thanks
by eben
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude v4.0 beta 2 released
Replies: 46
Views: 18301

Re: The Dude v4.0 beta 2 released

I'm having too many problems with 4.2 beta lastest to even mention.

How do I downgrade back to ver 3.6 ?

Thank you.
by eben
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet temperature sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Ethernet temperature sensor

Thank you reverged.

http://www.hw-group.com/products/poseid ... xx_en.html

Those people make nice things. I've emailed them.
by eben
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet temperature sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Ethernet temperature sensor

Hi Guys I'm looking for an ethernet temperature sensor. I'd like to plug a lan cable into the unit and see the "inside" and "outside" temperatures on a web page. Does anybody use or know of such a product that they can recommend? Wasn't there an RB230 at one stage that could measure temperature? Tha...
by eben
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Board and batteries in and working.

I need to get some insulating material onto the door to stop any potential battery short circuits.
DSC00876 (Medium).JPG
1 x R52
2 x R54
1 x R52Hn
2 x F.50Pro
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The Lyles Golden Syrup container is used to hold mothballs.
by eben
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems with an XBox360
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Problems with an XBox360

I have a client who's XBox360 is misbehaving. As far as I know, I've done everything right, but this thing can't connect to the XBox service and keeps on coming back with an error message port 3074 is blocked. Here's the layout. xbox.jpg The traffic provider say they don't shape or block any ports. ...
by eben
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

We can confirm Dude still loosing SMNP connection to RB250GS devices continously. We can confirm loosing ability to ping TO devices at random times, the devices still reachable via http, only pings stop responding, and after a few minutes they start responding again, bridged plain network, not a NA...
by eben
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

ether1 on the RB600 goes to the TPLink switch ether3 on the RB600 goes to the RB450 ether2 - ether5 on the RB450 go to PoE injectors 10 - 13. This will allow me to set up UBNT Nanobridges or Rockets as dumb bridges and have router to router connections without any traffic collissions normally associ...
by eben
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

The MCB panel is wired as follows: Left MCB - Main switch, feeds 2nd MCB and stepdown transformer. 2nd MCB - 24V up the tower to the routerboard panel. Stepdown transformer converts 24V to 13.8V and feeds 3rd MCB and fuse block. 3rd MCB - 13.8V feed up the tower to the routerboard panel. Fuse block ...
by eben
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Here's the back of the panel with most of the wiring done. IMG_1746.JPG Power is from 2 x 12V 70A batteries that are specifically designed for this type of work. They are charged by a Meanwell PSU. Power is supplied to a series of MCBs that will be located in close proximity to the batteries. IMG_17...
by eben
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Here's a little project that I'm working on at the moment. It's still on the bench being tested, but will soon be on a tower. I started with a galvanised plate to mount the equipment on and drilled holes and set up mounts for the RB600 / 800 and the switch. IMG_1719.JPG I then cut holes for the fuse...
by eben
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 247318

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

This guy seems to have a fear of cable ties / general neatness. He also leaves his packing material and other junk on the ground and doesn't appear to know the first thing about the laws of RF. IMG_1786 (Medium).JPG IMG_1790 (Medium).JPG Then, just to add insult to injury, they run UTP / PoE up the ...
by eben
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!


What is the purpose of this network ?
It connects a number of computers to some servers.
by eben
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 and RB604
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: RB532 and RB604

Will R5H work?

And the new generation radios?
by eben
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Snow
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Snow

snow?? in south africa!!!
Yes.
by eben
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 and RB604
Replies: 3
Views: 942

RB532 and RB604

Can I connect a RB604 to a RB532 and have full function on all 4 MiniPCI slots on the RB604?

Thanks
by eben
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Snow
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Snow

Thank you tgrand.
by eben
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Here's something from Dude
The Vines Cable.jpeg
by eben
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

I confirm the issue with the Reboot button. I'm connected over vlan1 from my PC. When I press Reboot the webserver in the switch just dies off silently. The switch itself keeps on forwarding the traffic and not a single packet is lost. If I try to telnet 192.168.88.1 port 80 there is no ARP reply. ...
by eben
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Snow
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Snow

I've just secured a long term lease on a brilliant high site. Unfortunately it's regularly powdered with snow. I've never built towers in snow before. What do I need to know? Do I just built the tower the same I normally would? What do I do to keep the kit in the hut (that I also need to build) from...
by eben
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Yes, I can SNMPwalk it no problems.

What version of Dude has SWOS? I can't seem to find it in the 3.6 that I'm running.
by eben
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Do you have problems with increased latency and ping timeouts when you ping to or through switch? Are there any transmission errors reported in statistics tab? Both to and through. Other information here: Pauses 0 0 0 0 0 Total Errors 0 0 0 0 0 Underruns 0 0 0 0 0 Too Long 0 0 0 0 0 Collisions 0 0 ...
by eben
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

The switch / RB750 combo in this picture became too much to handle. I uploaded SWOS 1.1 onto the switch, tried to reboot, failed and used the UPS to cycle the power going to that box. The unit is now running on 1.1 and it appears happy. Ping times have dropped to 15/16ms and there are no more ping t...
by eben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Things are not good with this SWOS ver 1.2 First of all, my ongoing issue has not been addressed: Dude still doesn't interpret SMNP properly. But that's not important now. So I went out and shut power down to the switches and the RB750's next to them. When I powered the network up, the fun started. ...
by eben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

RF Designs in Cape Town sell LMR600, as well as the correct N Type connectors. They can also make up the cabels if you don't have a crimping tool.
by eben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

I've pushed this forward and the problems start... I logged into the switch that's at the end of the line, clicked on system, browsed for SWOS ver 1.2 and pressed the upgrade button. After a couple of seconds the SWOS web page came refreshed the system tab and the os version is still 1.1 I then pres...
by eben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Installations - Sticky Please
Replies: 229
Views: 142114

Re: Sample Installations - Sticky Please

Kameeltjie...

Have you tried LMR600?
by eben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB711
Replies: 1
Views: 586

RB711

Guys, This is an AMAZING little router / radio. Do not be put off by the low price. This thing rocks. I just can't get enough of it. We've only had them in the country for a couple of days but I put my money where my mouth is and started installing them client side. Everything just works and it does...
by eben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a high amp 24V PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Using a high amp 24V PSU

I'm designing a new access point. The plan is to use an RB800 for "backbone" duties and to then use several of the new RB711A routers to connect to clients. I'm looking at various power options. Ons of them is two 12V batteries in series with a charger. Another option is a Meanwell power supply. I'm...
by eben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Eben, if you are running v1.1 there should not be any problems upgrading remotely.
Thanks. I'll give it a shot over the weekend.
by eben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Now that's an underground network. :)

Tom
Don't knock it. It works. STP is amazing stuff :)
by eben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

I've got a couple of RB250's sitting in manholes and other places that take some effort to get to.

Am I going to able to restart via software, or am I going to have to lift manhole covers to pull the power plugs?
IMG_1626 (Medium).JPG
IMG_1628 (Medium).JPG
by eben
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS version 1.2 released!
Replies: 41
Views: 18517

Re: SwOS version 1.2 released!

Looking good.

I'll try it on my 3 in series setup over the weekend and email support if there are any more problems.

Thanks guys!
by eben
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 4.11 on a RB133C
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: RouterOS 4.11 on a RB133C

I'm not prepared to run beta software in a production environment.
by eben
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 4.11 on a RB133C
Replies: 2
Views: 756

RouterOS 4.11 on a RB133C

I'm bringing a new client on board tomorrow who has a 133C with a CM-9.

He doesn't want to spend money on new equipment.
His current WISP won't provide him with the user name and password for the router.

I'm going to have to netinstall.

Do I load 3.3 or 4.11?

Thanks.
by eben
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 439
Views: 320053

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

Hi i wanted to change login page, so i copied login.html page and changed it, but i faced to a problem after replace the new one and it is not working, so i want to refreshh files, in order to recover the fires login.html page, what should i do now? i want to do something like restart to desig a ne...
by eben
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Norification if speed on a link drops
Replies: 18
Views: 19963

Re: Norification if speed on a link drops

Thanks guys!

I've not looked at this yet as running the business has come between me and this project : :(
by eben
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Norification if speed on a link drops
Replies: 18
Views: 19963

Re: Norification if speed on a link drops

I'm using 3.6
by eben
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Norification if speed on a link drops
Replies: 18
Views: 19963

Re: Norification if speed on a link drops

Ping their gateway ?
Not quite that simple.

The traffic providers keep on changing the routes out of their data centres depending on load and which international circuits are actually up and running. More often than not.
by eben
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Norification if speed on a link drops
Replies: 18
Views: 19963

Norification if speed on a link drops

I'm monitoring a router using Dude. SNMP ID (6) is the speed of the link. I was wondering how I could go about setting up some sort of a notification to let me know if either the Tx or the Rx on that link was Zero (0). In other words, I'd like to get an email or SMS (this part I know how to do) if t...
by eben
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Big subnets vs small subnets
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Big subnets vs small subnets

Network has been built to client specs with client supplied equipment.

One of the people on the management committee is an "IT specialist" and he's dictated what hardware gets purchased from where.

My job has been to get the stuff working.
by eben
Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big subnets vs small subnets
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Big subnets vs small subnets

This is probably a bit of a noob question, but sometimes we have to go back to the basics. Is it better to use /30 subnets between routers or should routers connected to the same backbone all have their gateways on the same subnet? For example: Let's say you have an RB800. ether1 is 192.168.1.1 It i...
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20 inches pigtail
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: 20 inches pigtail

Which dual band card, that has the mmcx connector would you recommend?
MikroTik R52HN

MikroTik R52nM

Alfa Networks also has one.
AL-PCI085P
Eben,
Could you pls email me at stopopup@yahoo.com? Thanks.
Done
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

we have the same "interface disappearing from SNMP in The Dude" problem with some D-Link switches... maybe, it's kind of The Dude "feature"? =)
Are you also running Dude 3.6?

Have you ever had the ping problem I'm having?
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: User Manager and Radius Manager on the same network
Replies: 1
Views: 480

User Manager and Radius Manager on the same network

I've faithfully used MikroTik User Manager for some time now. However, sometimes we have to put commercial interests over our own feelings and I've therefore decided to switch to Radius Manager. Unfortunately this won't be a case of shutting User Manager down and firing Radius Manager up. I am going...
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

What's your ticket number ?
2010070666000325
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

Email instead of cross-post. What's your ticket number ? There's no ticket number. I'll open a support incident when I have the time. All the information regarding the SNMP issues are in this and the other thread. What concerns me more than snmp is why there are ping timeouts past 19 The Vines. Tho...
by eben
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

Well guys...it's time for me to tell you about life with RB250GS... We had to move things forward so instead if doing the installation tomorrow, I did it yesterday. All the cabling was already in place and working. What I did was to remove three unmanaged 10/100 switches and replace them with three ...
by eben
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

It's very smart (hence the S in the name), it always finds out the path where the request came from and replies that way. Basically gateway is not needed. We will update the manual with info on this.

What about logging where the switch has to connect out?
This. Can this switch log?
No.
by eben
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

Well guys, time will tell. In my case, it's next Wednesday 7/7/11. SW1 (RB250GS) will be plugged into a 3Com Switch that's part of a larger network and also plugs into a RB600A. SW1 is then getting a RB750 plugged into it with a couple of LANs dangling off that. The backbone from SW1 then goes up to...
by eben
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Mikrotik,

Are you going to fix this SNMP issue or not?
by eben
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems
Replies: 15
Views: 3346

Re: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems

Assuming that your electricity is about as bad as ours... This is what we do. We install primary surge protectors between the electricity meter and the main switch. Something like this http://www.transtector.com/productdetail?item=1101-826-1 We then install secondary surge protectors on the load sid...
by eben
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

what SNMP problem ?
Last two posts in this thread?

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42969
by eben
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS Routing problem
Replies: 29
Views: 13252

Re: RB250GS Routing problem

It's very smart (hence the S in the name), it always finds out the path where the request came from and replies that way. Basically gateway is not needed. We will update the manual with info on this.
Any ideas as to what the SNMP problem is?
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20 inches pigtail
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: 20 inches pigtail

Here in South Africa, it's possible to buy the RG-316 double braided cable and get these made up by a company called RF Design without any problems. I recently needed 12 that were 50cm long for a new high site. They came in quite expensive though. About US$13 each. Honestly, that's not that bad of ...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20 inches pigtail
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: 20 inches pigtail

Administrator, pls get this clown(Bafh) off this forum!!!! Those types of remarks are not needed!! +1 Eben, I am in Belize, Central America. We normally order from the US are from the region. Thanks for the response. Let's hope one of the US members joins the thread soon to advise as to where to ge...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems
Replies: 15
Views: 3346

Re: RB433, 450, 493 hardware power problems

As we now established your brain capacity - EVERYTHING!
Go and bother some other forum.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20 inches pigtail
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: 20 inches pigtail

Hi all, I new to purchase pigtails that are 20 inches, UFL to N female, that will be used to connect R52H cards to external antennas. These will be connected to an X86 system housed in a case that I have built. does anyone know where I can find this lenght pigtail or point me to where I can get the...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20 inches pigtail
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: 20 inches pigtail

Better buy a special, customized only for you, 70inch pigtail and 100m antenna cable! I heard that then the antennas gain will tripple! :lol:
Go and bother some other forum.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Just to make things a little more interesting, when I use MRTG and PERL to SNMPwalk the switch, interfaces 1 and 5 are there and can be read without any problems.

This could be an issue with Dude.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Things are looking much better with ver 1.1 of the firmware. There still seems to be something strange going on with SNMP though. I've now got the switch so that Dude can see it. I've got Port 1 plugged into a 3Com 3300 and port 5 plugged into a RB750. Dude sees all 5 ports but as soon as Dude start...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

I've managed to change the IP address to one on the same subnet as me.

Now for the acid test. Changing the IP to one that's not on the same subnet as me.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Hardware reboot has worked. Software reboot did not work.

It's now running ver 1.1

I'm off to try and change the IP address.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

How long should the Upgrading...(Please do not interrupt) message remain on screen?
Just reboot it. In v1.1 reboot after upgrade will happen automatically.
Negative on software reboot. I'll try unplugging it and restarting it that way.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Now for my next problem. Just in case there's an issue with FireFox, I've decided to do the upgrade with Chrome. I click on "Choose File" under System - Firmware update. I find the file and select it. "swos-1.1.lzb" then appears next to "Choose File". I click in "Upgrade". Upgrading...(Please do not...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

How long should the Upgrading...(Please do not interrupt) message remain on screen?
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

And, to add insult to injury...

There's a software option on the system tab to reset the configuration.

That's the same as changing an IP address, ie it doesn't work.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

So what's the trick to getting the switch back to defaults? Pressing the button for one second doesn't work. Pressing the button for five seconds doesn't work. Pressing the button while the unit is switched off, switching the unit on and then holding the button in (not that easy) for another five se...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

FFS!
Can you reset it?
Let me go and do that and report back.
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

Re: RB250GS IP Addresses Question

I thought it might be my web browser, so I tired IE8 and Chrome - as I was using FireFox 3.6.4 It's the same on all of them. I then did some more digging, logged into the RouterBoard that connects my subnet to the rest of the world and clicked on IP - Neighbours. The RB250GS is there, but its' IP ad...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB250GS IP Addresses Question
Replies: 19
Views: 9355

RB250GS IP Addresses Question

Yet another RB250GS question. This time: How do you change the IP address of the unit? The one I received has a default address of 192.168.88.1 No matter what I try to change it to, the address reverts back to 192.168.88.1 So this is what I did. The LAN in my office that I'm working on has a subnet ...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB/433AH - No longer available???
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: RB/433AH - No longer available???

493AH does not have voltage monitoring and sdcard support... Unfortunately that's not quite true. The RB493AH has a micoSD slot. It's also possible to monitor the voltage. None of RB493AH I have do that and MT specs don't list those features either: http://www.routerboard.com/pricelist/download_fil...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mini PCI Serial Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Mini PCI Serial Cards

I need RS232. I have found several Mini PCI cards that have 4 RS232 ports on them but I don't know if ROS will recognize them and be usable. That is what I really need to know. Are there any cards that are known to work with ROS. I have tested it with one serial port and it works as expected so I k...
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mini PCI Serial Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

Re: Mini PCI Serial Cards

Check out the supported hardware wiki.

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported_Hardware
by eben
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB/433AH - No longer available???
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: RB/433AH - No longer available???

With the 493AH out there at such a small premium in price, Id bet they werent selling many 433AHs anymore. I used to use 450Gs and 433AHs, now I use mostly 493AHs and some 450gs. 493AH does not have voltage monitoring and sdcard support... Unfortunately that's not quite true. The RB493AH has a mico...
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