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by popcorrin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Software updates and bricked routers
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Software updates and bricked routers

So with the security vulnerabilities the mikrotik has been prone to recently, we have been in the process of upgrading our equipment to the latest firmwares. One of the reasons we have been hesitant to upgrade is that all too often it does not go smoothly and our recent updgrades have been no except...
by popcorrin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routeros hacked again
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

Re: routeros hacked again

Normis, I was just following your instructions. If there was more that should have been done you should have let me know. And please quit locking threads of unresolved problems.
Also, there was no scripts or anything else that stood out on this device.
by popcorrin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: routeros hacked again
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

Re: routeros hacked again

Yes of course. New username and password. Still hacked.
by popcorrin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routeros hacked again
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

routeros hacked again

The original thread was locked. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=137278

I followed the instructions and yet my routers were compromised again. Running 6.42.6
Not sure what's going on but I would appreciate it if you guys could fix this.
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete

It's kind of a damned if you damned if you don't with mikrotik. We try to keep our software current but the last few upgrades have bricked a number of our 493G so forgive me if I am hesitant to slap the latest software on there so I can drive 50 miles in the middle of the night to replace a junk rou...
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete

I'm checking more of our routers and they are compromised as well. Gosh dang it!
Is there a thread I should reference on the best practice on how to deal with this issue?
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete

We were running 6.39.2 . Are you saying there is an exploit?
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Filter rule mysteriously created and keeps showing up after I delete

I don't know if my router was hacked or what but I have an dstnat accept rule that keeps showing up in my filter rules. the port number seems random. 16291 was the latest . The first time I seen it I deleted it but it returns. Looks the same but everytime it returns it has a different port number. I...
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powering CCR1072 from -48v DC
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Powering CCR1072 from -48v DC

Mikrotik, it's not like I'm wasting your time by asking a bunch of questions on a $50 router. I spent a couple grand on this thing, a little bit of support wouldn't kill you!

Can you at least give me the power supply pinouts?
by popcorrin
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powering CCR1072 from -48v DC
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Powering CCR1072 from -48v DC

I've sent multiple messages to support and started a thread in March and I haven't gotten an answer. Now it's getting down to crunch time because I have to upgrade my router in our data center. I would really like to use the CCR1072 but unless I can find a reliable, professional way to power it I am...
by popcorrin
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ccr1072 and 48v dc power
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Re: ccr1072 and 48v dc power

The ccr1072 seems like a router very well suited for the data center. I'm surprised there isn't a dc option. I'm also surprised no one from mikrotik wants to address this. I would be in the market for a handful of these if we could find a reliable dc powering option for these. Not really look for so...
by popcorrin
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ccr1072 and 48v dc power
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Re: ccr1072 and 48v dc power

The 1036 and the 1072 have totally different power supply circuitry. Hooking up a 1036 to dc power was a breeze but if you take a look at how the 1072's power supplies connect to the board you will see that there is more than just positive and negative. Anyone at mikrotik have any insight on how to ...
by popcorrin
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ccr1072 and 48v dc power
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Re: ccr1072 and 48v dc power

Curious if there is a dc power option for the ccr1072 or how we would hook up dc power directly to the board. Also, what voltages would the ccr1072 accept?
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ccr1072 and 48v dc power
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Re: ccr1072 and 48v dc power

it is possible to find DC-DC PSU (converter?) and replace the currently used AC-DC PSU with that as CCR1072 will not work from 48V DC drirectly. I have a dc-dc converter? Does the board take only 12v? Also, how would you connect it to the board. Looks like the power supply and the board are doing m...
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ccr1072 and 48v dc power
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

ccr1072 and 48v dc power

I'm wondering what the best way to power the new ccr1072 in a dc environment. Looking at the board it doesn't look to be as easy as connecting a molex connector from a dc power source directly to the board. Looks like their is some extra circuitry between the board and the power supplies. I would li...
by popcorrin
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 39046

Re: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems

I tested with a ccr1016-1S+-12S and it is still an issue. sfp transcievers do not work on sfp+ ports. I'm surprised this is still an issue. I would think this would have been addressed by now.
by popcorrin
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?

100% correct? Doesn't make much sense to shape at the core resulting in everyone get poor performance all the time, not just during an attack. That might work for less than a 1000 clients but trying to shape thousands isn't going to happen efficiently on a single router, I don't care which mikrotik ...
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 39046

Re: CCR1036-8G-2S+ SFP Problems

Did the sfp in sfp+ ports issue get straightened out. I was going to purchase a ccr1072 but if this is still an issue I will need to rethink my purchase.
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?

Rextended, we've tried it both ways. Doing all the shaping at the border results in the router getting overloaded so we distribute the load.

And we are doing okay. The next time, if you want to ask a question about our strategy, just ask the question. Don't be a *****.
by popcorrin
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?

I've looked through the wiki and I haven't seen any examples of firewall rules that would be very effective in protecting against a DDOS attack.
by popcorrin
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

DOS attacks and bandwidth shaping?

I run a wisp and occasionally, maybe every 2-3 months, we get hit with a DOS attack. Many of our customers are 4-5 wireless hops from our core and we do our bandwidth shaping at the CPE or the AP that the CPE connects to. When we get hit, the wireless hops between the core and the target get saturat...
by popcorrin
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBMetal9, does anyone have stock?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

RBMetal9, does anyone have stock?

I am in the U.S. and trying to find a distributor with stock of the metal9. Can anyone guide me in the right direction?
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New RF Elements Sector Antennas
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: New RF Elements Sector Antennas

That's looks nearly identical to cambiums 5ghz epmp sector. Even the curve of the mounting bracket. The top mounting bracket is placed higher on the rf elements but otherwise it's hard to find any differences. In general, I have never been too impressed with rfelements build quality. They seem to co...
by popcorrin
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB-912UAG - impossible to use both cards - IRQ conflict.
Replies: 33
Views: 13421

Re: RB-912UAG - impossible to use both cards - IRQ conflict.

The most likely cause for your test result is the noise, caused by antennas being too close together. I suggest getting a directional antenna, and increasing distance between the two antennas. ? Isn't he running on 2 different frequencies? Normis, can you give us more details about your test. Dista...
by popcorrin
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Re: New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?

Thank you. Definitely looks different.
by popcorrin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Re: New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?

Any pics of the board floating around?
by popcorrin
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

New CRS pcb bolt pattern same as CCR router?

Do the new CRS switches have the same bolt pattern on the pcb and the CCR routers?

I'd like to mount one in a box that I had designed for the CCR1016 but I didn't know if the pcb mounting holes would line up.
by popcorrin
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT throughput?
Replies: 7
Views: 3710

Re: RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT throughput?

Hi inox, That's pretty similar to the 160mbps aggregated throughput I can get with 2 rocket m5 in p2p. I was thinking of 200mbps+ performance, such as ligowave pro. Just because the internal speedtest on airos shows 160mbps, that doesn't mean you can actually get that kind of throughput with a rock...
by popcorrin
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 100's of devices with similar mac & hostnames depleting ip's
Replies: 13
Views: 6135

100's of devices with similar mac & hostnames depleting ip's

I set up an open wifi hotspot for a community organization not too long ago and today I noticed the dhcp pool was depleted. I looked through the leases and almost all of them were assigned to devices with mac addresses starting with 00:16:A4 and hostnames starting with UA105. A mac address lookup po...
by popcorrin
Fri May 10, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Any verizon 4g usb adapters working with Routerboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Any verizon 4g usb adapters working with Routerboard?

Subject pretty much says everything. I've seen a few posts regarding this but haven't seen any definitive answers. Are there any 4g usb adapters that are working reliably in 4g mode, not a 4g modem dropping down to 3g. If so, which one and with what firmware. Which routerboard? Any special tricks to...
by popcorrin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

Okay, maybe it's the device and not the ccr. I just assumed the ups package for the ccr needed some work. The device is the ups-mt from http://tandem.ck.ua/ups_mtm-eng.php. It is a serial device and I have disabled serial0 under the system>console menu. The ccr doesn't even recognize it. I have a u...
by popcorrin
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

popcorrin, which port do you use for connecting UPS, serial0 or usb1? usb1 should work without changes in existing configuration. (works for me on CCR with v6.0rc9) serial0 by default is used by Console, it needs to be disabled in System -> Console menu. Also it might need Baud Rate change in Syste...
by popcorrin
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

I don't know if it has been noted, but it doesn't seem that the UPS package is functional on the ccr with 6.0rc9.
Any timeframe on when this would be remedied?
by popcorrin
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

I don't know if it has been noted, but it doesn't seem that the UPS package is functional on the ccr with 6.0rc9.
by popcorrin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redundant link to customer from separate access point?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Redundant link to customer from separate access point?

Is it a matter of creating another ospf instance and telling it only to redistribute the default route?
by popcorrin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redundant link to customer from separate access point?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Redundant link to customer from separate access point?

I would like to set up a redundant link to a high priority customer and I was trying to figure out the best way to do it. The customer has an RB1000 onsite and originally I thought I would use ospf since I already use that through my backbone. The customers redundant link will come from a totally se...
by popcorrin
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router with miniPCI-express slot and 2-3 ethernet ports?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Router with miniPCI-express slot and 2-3 ethernet ports?

Dobby he specifically said with more than 1 ethernet port.

The only board I know of that has the specs you are looking for is the RB800 and the memory is compact flash not microSD.
by popcorrin
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 routers at my core
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: 2 routers at my core

Are you wanting to run a provider to each router or both providers to both routers? A provider to each router I suppose is the only way since I'm pretty sure they each will only give me a single circuit. If you setup the routers with VRRP (aka failover), you can place a switch (can be a single swit...
by popcorrin
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need help deciphering logs, potential attack?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Need help deciphering logs, potential attack?

It sounds like you got DDoS'ed hard. The BFD problems were due to the CPU going 100% constantly and not being able to keep up with BFD updates, and the OSPF peer went down as well because of the BFD fails. But the BFD failed only because of the DDoS. It was maxing out the gigabit port on my router....
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help deciphering logs, potential attack?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Need help deciphering logs, potential attack?

About a week ago, I lost connectivity at my core. My core router became virtually inaccessible. I could only log on remotely for a couple of seconds before I would get kicked. Once I got onsite, it was still the same way. I could log in for just a couple of seconds before I would get booted. I could...
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 routers at my core
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: 2 routers at my core

Are you wanting to run a provider to each router or both providers to both routers?
A provider to each router I suppose is the only way since I'm pretty sure they each will only give me a single circuit.
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

Thanks, that fixed it.
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1018263

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

Just received my CCR and the touchscreen on the little lcd is rotated 90 degrees from the proper orientation.
The lcd displays correctly but I have to touch the left side of the screen to register a press on the bottom, the top is the left, and so on.
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone put CCR into production yet ?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Anyone put CCR into production yet ?

Anyone put CCR into production yet ? How is the stability and real performance ? buggy ?
I'm real curious to know this also. Anyone?
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 routers at my core
Replies: 4
Views: 597

2 routers at my core

I currently have 1 router at my core fed from one provider. I'm thinking of running 2 routers at my core fed from 2 separate providers for redundancy and higher capacity. I'm looking for opinions on this and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on the best way to go about setting this up....
by popcorrin
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6 rc6 released
Replies: 215
Views: 62895

Re: v6 rc6 released

Nope. Simple Queue bandwidth control is still not right. At home, capped myself at 14Mb burst with 4Mb sustained. Speedtest are around 9mb. This is really getting old. Yet, if I disable my queue, I get 24Mb. So the speed is there, its just that Mikrotik cannot control it properly. And its not just ...
by popcorrin
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch configuration in RB493 not working properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Switch configuration in RB493 not working properly

Hardware: Routerboard 493AH Firmware Version: 2.39 RouterOS Version: 5.14 Switch Chip: IC Plus 178C I have applied some very basic configuration to a new RB493 from its default configuration. Everything works for the most part except for one major problem. When any PC on the switch sends traffic ou...
by popcorrin
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G USB
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: RB493G USB

Are you sure? Cause I have Huawei E367 plugged in and it works fine. According to the spec here http://routerboard.com/RB751U-2HnD it has powered USB port. Just wanted to follow up. I got around to testing a couple of other RB751U's and they do indeed have a powered usb port. Which is great news to...
by popcorrin
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G USB
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: RB493G USB

I only tested two of them, but neither of them had a powered usb port. I don't see on the spec sheet where it says the usb port is powered? If it does, that's great, because it would save me having to use those little injectors.
When I get time, I'll try testing a different one just to be sure.
by popcorrin
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G USB
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: RB493G USB

Hi, I would like to take a note about RB493G USB, the spec says "USB 1, external power required". Does it mean I have to use some kind of USB-hub with external power to connect 3G modem? Now I have RB751U and 3G modem plugged there and works. Why do RB433GL and RB435G have "USB 1" and "USB 2" in th...
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NEW PRODUCT - Cloud Core Router
Replies: 104
Views: 34358

Re: NEW PRODUCT - Cloud Core Router

They need to shit or get off the pot. Missed deadlines, broken promises, excuses, blah blah blah.
I was stupid enough to make business decisions based off of this product.
Just be honest, when can we expect this product and for christ sakes give us a price range.
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is NOT Dead - New Dude Version...
Replies: 101
Views: 39512

Re: The Dude is NOT Dead - New Dude Version...

I agree with a post in one of the other threads, if there were plans to abandon The Dude it would be awesome to have it released to open source so developers can help build on to an already amazing software. Mikrotik, please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do to help in the process of movin...
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What means 2HnD ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: What means 2HnD ?

2 - 2.4ghz
H- high power
n- 802.11n
D- dual chain
by popcorrin
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1:1 NAT and masquerade
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: 1:1 NAT and masquerade

For 1-1 nat, I use netmapping. Works well for me.
Your 1-1 natting rule needs to come before the other one.
by popcorrin
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple power supplies
Replies: 47
Views: 12721

Re: Multiple power supplies

Convenient and affordable solution for batteries up to 60 A * h. P S C-60 - http://www.meanwell.com/search/psc-60/default.htm This solves all problems. Up to 60ah but my plan as i have them to hand is 2 X 113ah deep cycle batteries in series, now how would i re-charge them if they ran down, Could a...
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: THE BEST HARDWARE TO GET 80Mbps AT 31KM PTP LINK
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: THE BEST HARDWARE TO GET 80Mbps AT 31KM PTP LINK

Actually the R52HN is going to give you about as good as chance as any to reach that kind of throughput. If you could use some dishes with higher gain that would help. Also, you didn't give details on your configuration. Are you using 40mhz channels? Are you using nstreme or nv2? You are going to ha...
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: THE BEST HARDWARE TO GET 80Mbps AT 31KM PTP LINK
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: THE BEST HARDWARE TO GET 80Mbps AT 31KM PTP LINK

use r5shpn mini pci. it is a 800mw card. should give u ample power.
That card is single chain though, he won't be able to get the throughput he needs with that.
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MIMO 3x3
Replies: 38
Views: 20087

Re: MIMO 3x3

Was there more information presented at the mum? Can you post it here?
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need help on UPS battery monitoring for routerboards
Replies: 31
Views: 9051

Re: Need help on UPS battery monitoring for routerboards

Alternative BackUPS solution:
You can connect it directly to the RS232 and monitor its state via /tools sigwatch.
Can You tell me, how to connect it to RS232 (which pin)?
Picture is welcome :)
Yes, I would like this also.
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433AH voltage monitor
Replies: 15
Views: 3495

Re: RB433AH voltage monitor

In my experience the voltage monitors aren't very exact and I think Normis said you shouldn't rely on them for an exact voltage.
Also, I have never heard of being able to calibrate them.
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route

That makes alot of sense. Now should I increase the costs on both sides of the link that I want to avoid so that both outgoing and incoming avoid it?
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route

Thanks for responding fewi. I have done that but I worried that that would adversely affect the routing between locations inside my own network. Or future routing if I added more neighbors. Maybe I am mistaken in thinking that. Also I am curious why this causes things to perform as it does and why i...
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

OSPF issue with multiple gateways for default route

I have a wireless network in a ring topology. I am running ospf on my network and it works great for the most part but I am having an issue with my ap that is 5 hops in either direction around the ring back to the core router. The equal costs causing that ap to have 2 gateways for the default route ...
by popcorrin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Real Life Nv2 RouterOS 5.9
Replies: 20
Views: 5984

Re: Real Life Nv2 RouterOS 5.9

Very nice results, especially the 60km link. Can you run a speedtest with tcp traffic and a duplex test?
Also, do you have the power turned down on the SR71-15?
by popcorrin
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4xx serial port control
Replies: 0
Views: 424

RB4xx serial port control

How difficult would it be to use the serial port on an RB4xx series board to detect the state of a switch(open or closed)?
by popcorrin
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: powerd & battery backup
Replies: 14
Views: 3980

Re: powerd & battery backup

Hi, look http://www.meanwelldirect.co.uk/product/AD-55A/AD-55A/default.htm and a RB/433AH, RB/411AH, RB/435G or someting. Then you can make an Dude-Trape to "heath" and the Powerinput on the Routerboard. If the AC input form Meanwell is down, the DC output goes 1,5volt down. The dude can see this a...
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring OSPF path status, is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 3759

Re: Monitoring OSPF path status, is it possible?

Why not just have the Mikrotik send u an e-mail or text msg ? That's what I want, an email or text notification when an OSPF path is no longer active. I already have the dude set up to notify me when radios or other devices go down but all my devices could be up and an OSPF path could be inactive f...
by popcorrin
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring OSPF path status, is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 3759

Monitoring OSPF path status, is it possible?

Subject line pretty much says it all. I'd like to get a notification from the dude if one of my paths is no longer active? Just wondering if it was possible.
by popcorrin
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MIMO 3x3
Replies: 38
Views: 20087

Re: MIMO 3x3

Do you have any more info on this. Looks very interesting.
What was the link distance, signal levels, ccq, antennas used, etc.?
by popcorrin
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OSPF Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Re: OSPF Issues

Thanks, I'll do that tonight.

I'm not sure how this post ended up in the hardware forum.
by popcorrin
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: OSPF Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

OSPF Issues

I have copied the log messages below. OSPFv2 neighbor 10.10.3.1: state change from Exchange to 2-Way Database Description packet has init bit set in middle of an exchange I get those 2 lines over and over and I lose all my routes. The logs also shows the following line a few times. OSPFv2 neighbor 1...
by popcorrin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: RB493G fan control?

Those are the controls I am talking about. Under v5.6 using winbox, those controls are not available on the RB493G.
by popcorrin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: RB493G fan control?

The standard RB433 and the RB493AH have the controls I am asking for. The RB493G has no fan control whatsoever.
by popcorrin
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: RB493G fan control?

How about at least adding the standard fan control for the 493 G like the other boards have. It's missing in winbox.
by popcorrin
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: RB493G fan control?

Any chance that more control could be added in the future?

Also, under winbox on the 493G there isn't any options for the fan. I see those options under different routerboards but not the 493G.
by popcorrin
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493G fan control?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

RB493G fan control?

I have a fan hooked up to the header on my RB493G. I was wondering if it was possible to control it manually or better yet since the 493G has a temperature sensor, it would be nice to control the fan using the 493G as a thermostat.
by popcorrin
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Routes not propagating
Replies: 9
Views: 7765

Re: OSPF Routes not propagating

I am seeing signs in 5.4 that OSPF just crashes on a specific interface and won't participate any longer. Are you running 5.x?

Sam
I am running 4.10
by popcorrin
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Routes not propagating
Replies: 9
Views: 7765

Re: OSPF Routes not propagating

The other thing that's getting me, is that the default route isn't always getting installed as expected. > /routing ospf lsa print where id=0.0.0.0 AREA TYPE ID ORIGINATOR SEQUENCE-NUMBER AGE external as-external 0.0.0.0 172.17.4.0 0x80000331 722 > /ip route pr where dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 Flags: X ...
by popcorrin
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 435G Dimensions ??
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Routerboard 435G Dimensions ??

I was under the impression that it was the same dimensions as the RB433 and the RB433AH.
by popcorrin
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

And can you answer my question. What did the supout file show as the problem and are there any fixes in 5.4 for problem identified?
by popcorrin
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

what new information did you give us in these posts: This is a community forum, you need to write to support to get support. the last email to you from support is the following: Hello, the file shows you are still running RouterOS v5.2 Please use Netinstall to upgrade to v5.2: http://wiki.mikrotik....
by popcorrin
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

This is ridiculous, it's been nearly a month since I first posted. yes, and it's nearly a month since you replied to this topic, or to the ticket 2011050666000569 Support asked a question, but you didn't respond. Your last email to support was on May 19. Use netinstall to reinstall RouterOS to v5.4...
by popcorrin
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

This is ridiculous, it's been nearly a month since I first posted.
by popcorrin
Tue May 31, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Any plans for an RB411G?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Any plans for an RB411G?

from a price standpoint, much better than RB800, your only other choice. yes, we are working on gigabit CPE devices, but nothing to announce yet. Well, there is also the 493G, but it's about the same price as the 435G. Can you give a ballmark on how long before you bring a gigabit cpe device to mar...
by popcorrin
Sun May 29, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Any plans for an RB411G?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Any plans for an RB411G?

It would be nice to have a single card board with gigabit. As it stands now, you have to plunk down a serious chunk of dough to get a wireless board that supports gigabit.
by popcorrin
Sat May 28, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

Ticket#2011050666000569
by popcorrin
Thu May 26, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

Normis, I responded to your email with what you asked for but I still have yet to hear back from you.
Still waiting
by popcorrin
Wed May 25, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

The safer way to upgrade to 5.x is first from 3.x to 4.17. Then from 4.17 all my devices went ok to v5. I had some trouble going from v3 and < 4.16 to v5. Best regards, Did you see the very first line of my very first post of this thread. I have a RB600 that was running ROS 3.22 that I decided to u...
by popcorrin
Tue May 24, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

Normis, I responded to your email with what you asked for but I still have yet to hear back from you.
by popcorrin
Fri May 13, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

from 3.22 to 5.2 - it is like upgrading from Windows 3.11 to Windows 7 - with saving all the features. :) I would go for: /system reset-configuration /system routerboard upgrade /system reboot and then would start to configure my board from zero. What power supply are you using, sounds improbable, ...
by popcorrin
Fri May 06, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

I've spent alot of money on mikrotik over the last few years and to be honest I'm getting fed up. I've sent messages to support and posted here on the forums but it seems impossible to get timely help. This isn't the first time I've been ignored but it might be the last.
by popcorrin
Fri May 06, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

I have started programming a spare RB600 to replace the one I have problems with but sitting here on the bench it is now rebooting at random with the same "router was rebooted without proper shutdown by watchdog timer" error. Disabling the watchdog timer makes no difference, it still reboots and I s...
by popcorrin
Fri May 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Many issues after upgrading RB600 to ROS 5.2

I have a RB600 that was running ROS 3.22 that I decided to update. I first installed ROS 4.17, then ROS 5.2. I have 4 wireless cards in this unit. Two R5H's for ptp links and 2 XR2's for ptmp links. One of the XR2's was running 10mhz channel width. After the upgrade, none of the clients would connec...
by popcorrin
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5HnD + USB 802 b/g/n AR9271
Replies: 14
Views: 4159

Re: SXT 5HnD + USB 802 b/g/n AR9271

how can you find what chipset the usb adapters are using?
by popcorrin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: support for AR9271 in RC2
Replies: 34
Views: 11010

Re: support for AR9271 in RC2

Anyone have this working well? If so, what adapter are you using?
by popcorrin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: support for AR9271 in RC2
Replies: 34
Views: 11010

Re: support for AR9271 in RC2

Is there anymore information on this? How to set it up, compatible devices, etc?
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Products
Replies: 188
Views: 29046

Re: New Products

if you want to use the power out feature, you must use the 24V power adapter. but if you don't want to use it, you can still take power from PoE. the PoE out feature is optional, you can switch it off
Are you saying that you must power it via the power jack when utilizing poe out?
by popcorrin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52hn with airmax sector antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: R52hn with airmax sector antenna

Same here, worked great. Mine is on a 220 ft cell tower. I did run into surge problems because I was using a short sma to N pigtail. I had to use a slightly longer jumper and ground it; also added a couple 5ghz lightning arrestor and all has been good for about 15 months. (in a very heavy lightning...
by popcorrin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Capacitor C612 broke off RB433, what size is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Capacitor C612 broke off RB433, what size is it?

Hello, I was wondering if someone could tell me what size capacitor I need for C612 on a RB433. I have one that got broke off and I can't find it.
by popcorrin
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: I want Wireless AP sync. TDD or FDD with TDMA NV2
Replies: 90
Views: 12923

Re: I want Wireless AP sync.

What about your boards that support multiple cards(RB600, RB800, RB433, etc.), can they be set up so that each card sends and receives at the same time.
by popcorrin
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New wireless protocol: Nv2 in v5.0beta5
Replies: 217
Views: 78452

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

You are running 40Mhz. You can't get 190Mbps on 20Mhz.
by popcorrin
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db
Replies: 13
Views: 3263

Re: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db

Enable both chains
? Then it's no longer 802.11g.
by popcorrin
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db
Replies: 13
Views: 3263

Re: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db

Okay, just explain to me how to get the card to transmit at 24dBm for 802.11g 6Mbit like the spec sheet says it can. If it's not possible then the spec sheet needs corrected.
by popcorrin
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db
Replies: 13
Views: 3263

Re: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db

the given power is the maximum power. maximum power can be achieved by using both chains. 802.11g is an inferior technology, it can't use both chains like 802.11n so it doesn't work at cards potential maximum with one chain, roughly 3dbm less will be possible. That's confusing. According to the spe...
by popcorrin
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db
Replies: 13
Views: 3263

Re: r2n POWER WhY IS 20db not 25db

both chains have to be selected, for the correct power to be shown. Can you please explain this for me. The spec sheet shows that for 802.11 g this card has a power rating of 25db. In order to get it to transmit at this power you have to select both chains even though 802.11 g is single chain? And ...
by popcorrin
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289278

Re: 802.11n

then i started testing r52n and found something very strange... all r52n has good signal value on the link, but only a few of them were able to run at 30Mb/s Full Duplex. After 30 hours of outdoor testing i found that 48 r52n were damaged.. speed about 5Mb/s, 16 r52n were able run at 25-27Mb/s, and...
by popcorrin
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PTP link with R52Hn and 4x Tetraant 23dbi
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: PTP link with R52Hn and 4x Tetraant 23dbi

Your ccq % is pretty low. Can you test it with just one antenna on each side, maybe drop down to 802.11a and see what happens.
by popcorrin
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: R52H Failure

As far as R52H's go, I don't think they are a very reliable card. I've probably purchased a dozen of them last year and all but 1 of them have failed with the exact same symptom you describe. I've not had a single failure of any other brand of card. I also have a few R5H's and I have not had any iss...
by popcorrin
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52H Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: R52H Failure

Use Ubquiti cards. Far less problems than with Mtik, in my experience. SR71-15 is a champ.
Colebert, did you ever figure out the power issue with the SR71-15?
by popcorrin
Tue May 25, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n PTP links going batsh*t crazy
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: 802.11n PTP links going batsh*t crazy

I've heard of exceptional weather circumstances causing a solid link to take a nosedive but it's hard to believe that it would cause 7 links over a stretch of 150 miles to crap out.
by popcorrin
Wed May 05, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!

You have TKIP enabled, and this device has wrong key entered, so it was banned for some while. Disable encryption and try then. Also check if key was entered correctly, and use AES instead of TKIP, AES is better . It's not a single device that disconnects and reconnects, it's all devices on this ap...
by popcorrin
Mon May 03, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!

Anyone have any advice on what a good next step would be? Do a logging on wireless debug, you get more info on what is going on from the log. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Wireless_Debug_Logs Here is my log. I've tried changing channels and it didn't help. I've increased the hw retries and it didn'...
by popcorrin
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across netw

The best practice is assign static ips outside the range of the dhcp server. If it does issue an ip you have assigned as static, there will be a challenge.
I don't know if you missed it on my previous post, but I already do this.
I don't believe my issue has anything to do with this.
by popcorrin
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across netw

I already do this.
But if a person didn't, would assigning a static ip from the dhcp pool, affect being able to access a device?
by popcorrin
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across netw

I found a solution. If I let the nanostation receive an ip via dhcp from the RB433 rather than assign a static ip, I am then able to access the interface. I wonder why it makes a difference? I wanted to revisit this because I am still want to figure out why I can not reach the nanostation unless I ...
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [ASK]Why my RB411AH+R52H can't go further than 23Mbps ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: [ASK]Why my RB411AH+R52H can't go further than 23Mbps ?

@popcorrin & colebert Thank you for your suggestion. I'll to turn down the power once I arrive at my office. BTW, will it make the bandwidth better? Or 23Mbps is the max for RB411AH without Nstreme and 5Ghz Turbo? Thank you Aldhy SP 23-24Mbps is pretty much the max for the protocol without using so...
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [ASK]Why my RB411AH+R52H can't go further than 23Mbps ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: [ASK]Why my RB411AH+R52H can't go further than 23Mbps ?

You need to turn the power down or you are going to ruin your cards.

23Mbps is about what to expect from an optimal 802.11a link.
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

The fact that you can't ping http://www.google.com shows that it can not find the gateway to internet.
I figured the reason it could not ping www.google.com is because it can't resolve the ip address?
by popcorrin
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

When I try pinging www.google.com after I lose connectivity it says it can't find host. Yes I am using the dns from my provider. I thought about switching to a public dns but I didn't know a good one that I could use and I worried that if I chose a public one, would it always be available, do they e...
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

MTU and MRU are the same.

I tried the redirect rule and I wasn't successful.

I had the remote-requests set to yes already.





By the way, I really appreciate the suggestions. Thank you.
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

it will be the same as if you right-click on the network
connection icon and choose "repair".
I left the dns address to be assigned automatically and tried the "repair" option and it did not fix the connectivity issue so maybe this is not the issue?
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

Are the two ADSL lines from the same ISP? My guess is that, when you change the DNS in a PC, you actually flush the dns table of the PC, it will be the same as if you right-click on the network connection icon and choose "repair". So I think it is not a DNS issue, most likely the Windows needs to r...
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

any ideas?
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless link 5ghz+video streaming
Replies: 19
Views: 4138

Re: wireless link 5ghz+video streaming

Are you sure the problem has to do with the wireless link? Could it possibly have something to do with another part of your network or possibly your pc?
by popcorrin
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

what do you mean by 'put a static dns'? On a windows pc you can select 'obtain a dns server address automatically' or you can select 'use the following dns server address'. When I input the dns server address then I don't have issues. so, you put manually the same address as obtained automatically?...
by popcorrin
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

what do you mean by 'put a static dns'? On a windows pc you can select 'obtain a dns server address automatically' or you can select 'use the following dns server address'. When I input the dns server address then I don't have issues. if you have established NATted connections via one gateway, if y...
by popcorrin
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Policy based routing issue with 2 gateways?

I have 2 dsl connections going into an RB450. I am using routing marks so that roughly half of the internal ips go out one gateway and the other half go out the other gateway. The issue I run into is that when I try to switch an ip or a subnet to go out the other gateway by changing the routing mark...
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6209

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

It is a little frustrating. It would be nice to know the status of 802.11N with mikrotik. This post for instance has been up on the boards for 5 days now, you would think one of the mikrotik guys could chime in here and let us know that they are working on it, maybe give us a time frame, etc. When y...
by popcorrin
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 289278

Re: 802.11n

nstreame wich 1x antena is a senselessness , in my opinion nstreame justified when use 2X antena in order duplex speed success .

I think you are confused about what nstreme does. You might want to read up on it or test it out on 1x antenna to see how it works.
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 N and Nstreme?
Replies: 0
Views: 484

802.11 N and Nstreme?

I've seen in other threads that Nstreme is not stable with 802.11 N, but I've never really heard why or how long before it will be or will it ever?
by popcorrin
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!

Anyone have any advice on what a good next step would be?
by popcorrin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!

I'm running version 3.22
by popcorrin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

AP loses all it's connections? I'm baffled!

This has been going on a few months and I can't pinpoint what is going on. The ap is utilizing an RB433 with 2 XR2 cards connected to 2 sectors. I am running 20mhz channels and have 20mhz separation. There are only about 8 clients on the one sector and 5 on the other. Not every day but on average ab...
by popcorrin
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 50 km link with nstreme
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: 50 km link with nstreme

yeah i know , because i m using turbo mode , there should be 40 MHZ space

but this is not the problem
I would double check to make sure this isn't the problem.
by popcorrin
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Surge protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: Surge protection?

I set up several MT AP's / RB's up metal poles and such like. I added POE surge protectors on all the POE cables. We get lots of lightening. What's $20 if it saves a $200 RB or a $50 POE? Plus we have dirty mains supply (norm is 240v) but we get anywhere from 110-280v. If the POE gets a spike I wan...
by popcorrin
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Surge protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Surge protection?

Do most people use equipment like this http://www.titanwirelessonline.com/Prod ... 2DSRG%2DRF
to protect their equipment?
by popcorrin
Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

Depends on the height of the tower.
How does this affect your decision? Does it have to do with the distance limit on poe runs? What do you do as an alternative?
by popcorrin
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

I don't think running dc voltage up the tower would take thick expensive cable since the wattage needed is fairly light. Basically poe is just running dc voltage up the tower on 24 gauge wire. Multiple strands of it mind you but it won't take very thick wire to equal the capacity of 10 pair of 24 ga...
by popcorrin
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

What about running low voltage, 12-24v, up the tower and then distributing it to your equipment from there? Would save on having to make multipe cat 5 runs?
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

How do most people supply power to their equipment on tower installs. Let's say for instance you have 3 or 4 devices that you are mounting what would be the best way to get power to all of them. Would you make cat 5 runs for each separate device and then connect them all via a switch at the base. Wo...
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Winbox Connection From Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Winbox Connection From Internet

Is there a modem between the mikrotik router and the internet. If so, do you have the proper ports forwarded?
by popcorrin
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High latency
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: High latency

40 clients is quite a few.
I know you said you had a sector with 40 clients and it was working fine but is it possible that most of the users on that particular sector are light users. What about the layout of your clients. How far from the ap are they.

Are you shaping bandwidth.
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

All of this is covered in the wiki, though: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Configuration_Management I read that before posting here. I didn't see any information on loading a configuration or backup to a replacement board so I thought I would ask. The main thing I was trying to protect against was i...
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

$50, I think I'll pass. This is a forum for the exchange of information, not a place to peddle products. If you have the answer feel free to post it.
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

Thanks for the info.

What's the difference between a backup and an exported config file? What would happen if you loaded on backup on a replacement board?
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

You will have to adjust the parts that don't work if it's different hardware. Even between same models make sure you remove device specific things like mac addresses on Ethernet interfaces.

Thanks for the quick response. I don't see how to remove mac addresses though?
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copying a configuration to a replacement board?
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Copying a configuration to a replacement board?

Does it work well to copy a configuration from one routerboard to another?
What if they aren't the same model. i.e. RB450 to RB450G
What if they are even less similar. i.e. RB433 to RB600
by popcorrin
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low temperature environment
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: Low temperature environment

You should install low voltage thermostatically controlled enclosure heaters which can help lift the temperature inside the enclosure to more than the -40C outside. These small PTC heaters can typically be as high as 15Watts, so be careful with the choice of cable. Does anyone have any links to whe...
by popcorrin
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

I found a solution. If I let the nanostation receive an ip via dhcp from the RB433 rather than assign a static ip, I am then able to access the interface. I wonder why it makes a difference?
by popcorrin
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
by popcorrin
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 4048

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

600a with a daughter card can hold eight cards, but you don't want to. I've got a 600 with 4 R52H's, 1 5GHz ptp in, 1 5GHz ptp out, 1 5GHz AP and 1 2.4GHz ap. It is a backbone unit with backup AP's. Even with ptp1 on 5825 and ptp2 on 5765, ccq still drops signifigantly. I have to run one ptp link o...
by popcorrin
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

Not sure I am understanding your layout. Let's say I am connected like the layout below. example 1 Me----lan---RB433---wds link-----RB600----wds link------RB433-----lan-----nanostation bridge. example 2 Me----lan---RB433---wds link-----RB600----wds link------RB433-----wds link-----nanostation bridge...
by popcorrin
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

I tried both station and station wds. The nanostation doesn't have a station pseudobridge setting. And as I was saying I also hooked it to the RB433 via ethernet just for testing purposes and I still could not access it over the network.
by popcorrin
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

Between the RB433 and the RB600 I am using WDS
by popcorrin
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

I just tried to hook a nanostation that was set up as a bridge to one of the ethernet ports on the RB433 to see if I could communicate with it over the network and I can't even do that unless I am wirelessly connected to that specific RB433. If I am 1 or more hops away from the RB433 there is no way...
by popcorrin
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Can't access clients that are in bridge mode across network

I have an RB433 that has roughly 15 clients connected to it. Most all of my clients are set up as client routers but I have one of them bridged. It has a static ip on the same subnet as all of the other devices but for whatever reason I can not access it's interface or even ping it when I am a coupl...
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 15km Backhaul Problems - Nstream
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: 15km Backhaul Problems - Nstream

What happens to the ccq levels when you start passing traffic?
by popcorrin
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems at moments of high traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Problems at moments of high traffic

It might be internal interference. Many people have reported difficulties when running 2 or more cards on the same band while using an RB433. I think if you search the forums you will find some threads regarding this.
by popcorrin
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does this look like an attempt to hack into my router?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Does this look like an attempt to hack into my router?

Thanks for the advice. I checked my logs this morning and it looks like someone else was at it. This time it looks like it came from Mexico City?

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by popcorrin
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does this look like an attempt to hack into my router?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Does this look like an attempt to hack into my router?

I was checking the logs on my router and I seen this below. From what I can tell someone was trying to gain access to my router? I couldn't find out much about this ip, looks like it can be traced back to mumbai primenet? Should I be overly concerned. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/popcorri...
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

That's kind of what I was wondering. Maybe I better wait for some later firmware revisions before making the step.
by popcorrin
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

According to the spec sheets for both the R2N and R52N the output power for 802.11g is the same as the R52H at 6Mbps(25dBm) and they are 1dBm higher at 54Mbps(21dBm). Also according to the spec sheet the N cards have notably better receive sensitivity.
by popcorrin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

I noticed the R52N and the R2N are priced cheaper than the R52H.
Are there any benefits of using the R52H for wireless g as compared to the new N cards? I know the new cards won't work with older firmware, but other than that, I can't see the benefit of spending more money for the R52H?
by popcorrin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open email proxy on network?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Open email proxy on network?

I received notification from my isp that I had an open email proxy on my network sending out spam and that they were going to block my account until it was taken care of. My network consists of a mikrotik rb433 with an xr2 connected to an omni that has roughly 20 clients connected to it. I receive o...
by popcorrin
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Maximum bandwidth
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: Maximum bandwidth

I believe ccq stands for client connection quality.
by popcorrin
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE over wireless link
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: PPPoE over wireless link

I believe you need to have wds enabled on your wireless link for this to work.
by popcorrin
Thu May 14, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: problem with 16 km link p2p
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: problem with 16 km link p2p

Just curious, do you have a 31db dish on both sides of the link?
by popcorrin
Thu May 07, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How much aggregate thruput can be expected on a G network?
Replies: 2
Views: 532

How much aggregate thruput can be expected on a G network?

I have an omni connected to xr2 which is installed on an RB433.
There are roughly 20 clients associated to this ap. The ap is running wireless G only.
I am curious as to what amount of total throughput can be expected with this set up. What is it dependent on? Number of clients, etc.?
by popcorrin
Sat May 02, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

You said earlier that you are using LMR400 for your coax and grid antennas. You didn't indicate how old the equipment is. I have seen feedhorns on older grid antennas leak water into the cable system. I am not sure where it enters but it will end up at the lowest point which is usually at the conne...
by popcorrin
Sat May 02, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

I have a 9 mile ptp link utilizing R5H cards, one on an RB600 and the other on an RB433, each connected to a 27db grid. Originally the link had a very good signal, around -55dbm both ways. After strong storms over the weekend the signal strength is now in the -87dbm range both ways. I'm wondering i...
by popcorrin
Fri May 01, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: When Mikrotik support 11n mimo (SR71-5)
Replies: 62
Views: 19745

Re: When Mikrotik support 11n mimo (SR71-5)

Don't get me wrong, I would like to hear otherwise.
by popcorrin
Fri May 01, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: When Mikrotik support 11n mimo (SR71-5)
Replies: 62
Views: 19745

Re: When Mikrotik support 11n mimo (SR71-5)

From what I've read, I don't think the throughput of the ubiquiti wireless n card was all that great. I don't know if it would do much better, if any, than Turbo A.
by popcorrin
Fri May 01, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

Well, it's been a few days since the storms and the link is back to normal. As suggested I am going to remove the surge arrestor and reseal everything .

Thanks to everyone for the advice and suggestions.
by popcorrin
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

Can water actually get inside the cables, or is it just the connectors I need to worry about? Is just drying out your connectors sufficient or do I need to replace my cables? Water can get inside normal cat5, thats why the outdoor cables have that nice goo inside them. Are you using any surge prote...
by popcorrin
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you limit client distances from access point?
Replies: 16
Views: 1803

Re: Do you limit client distances from access point?

I setup a wireless network with Mikrotik AP with three wireless interface and three sector antennas on the first day of setup its fast when i connect from the wireless but after 2 day and a rain fall it became very slow to connect browsing is slow and the signal strength became weak.. please help m...
by popcorrin
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

Can water actually get inside the cables, or is it just the connectors I need to worry about? Is just drying out your connectors sufficient or do I need to replace my cables? It hasn't rained for about a day and the link has gotten better. It's increased by 7dbm. I'm guessing it was a moisture issue...
by popcorrin
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

After storms, backhaul link signal strength greatly reduced

I have a 9 mile ptp link utilizing R5H cards, one on an RB600 and the other on an RB433, each connected to a 27db grid. Originally the link had a very good signal, around -55dbm both ways. After strong storms over the weekend the signal strength is now in the -87dbm range both ways. I'm wondering if...
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you limit client distances from access point?
Replies: 16
Views: 1803

Re: Do you limit client distances from access point?

I think my post was a little confusing. Let me try to explain myself better. I'll try to give an example. Let's say I have an access point where most of the clients are 2-5 miles away. There is a potential customer that lives 15-20 miles away. From his location the signal strength is very decent. My...
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you limit client distances from access point?
Replies: 16
Views: 1803

Do you limit client distances from access point?

On a PtMP setup, how far away from an access point is too far, regardless of signal strength? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming that if a client connects from too great of distance even if it has a good signal it will negatively affect throughput for the other clients that are much closer, d...
by popcorrin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

I have found that placing 2 cards of the same band, even if separated by a card using a different band can still cause interference, but it was not enough to break the links as I was operating two APs on 2.4GHz and a single 5GHz link. The 5GHz link was not a problem, it was cross interference betwe...
by popcorrin
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

Does separating 2 of the same band radios with a radio of a different band work fine then? Otherwise it seems that the RB433 is only suited for a 2 radio setup. I suppose you could also use 900mhz but that would be a less common scenario.
by popcorrin
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

On the RB433, if I put an A card between 2 b/g cards will I still experience the interference? I tried searching the forum and I didn't see any information on the interference issue. Edit: Whoops, I didn't notice you already had thought of the idea of using a shield card to isolate the 2 radios. May...
by popcorrin
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Apparently Impossible Config due to 802.11 Limitations?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Apparently Impossible Config due to 802.11 Limitations?

I have accomplished this same thing a few times with two CPEs and a crossover cable. For example, in this situation I would put the first CPE on 10.0.41.2 and the second one on 10.0.41.3 and connect to the second one and set my gateway as 10.0.41.1, and everything would route properly. I did pretty...
by popcorrin
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

Hi popcorn I'm in similar situation as I'm researching for my project as well. Here's a few things I learned that might be of interest: - using RB433 with multiple 11b/g cards to save $$ appears to be a bad idea due to board design (interference), however it works fine for 5Ghz backhaul and 2Ghz AP...
by popcorrin
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

Chris That is also why there are so many Training courses available. Because it is much easier to learn about what Mikrotik can do while being trained than doing it the hard way, on your own. But, then again, how did I learn in the first place? By playing with it and building real networks - which ...
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CCQ decreasing if traffic is increasing
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: CCQ decreasing if traffic is increasing

Are the RB493 and the RB411 in close proximity to each other or are they in line with each other in relation to your access point?
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Re: Need help with network layout

I don't think I will be hiring a consultant. While I do have my share of headaches :D I am usually able to work through them, and it always ends up being a learning experience. I'm afraid if I hired a consultant that initially it would be nice but in the end I wouldn't learn near as much, and I woul...
by popcorrin
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need help with network layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2397

Need help with network layout

I have included a picture of how I am imagining laying out my wireless network for a wisp I am setting up. I am a rookie when it comes to this and don't have the best grasp on the router os software yet. Still learning :) . I want to use mikrotik hardware(RB433 and RB600's) for all of my AP's. For m...