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by ne0031
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB3011 time of day
Replies: 0
Views: 431

RB3011 time of day

Anyone know of a version of software that actually has tod working? I'm currently back on a 433 running 3.30 since this seemingly simple "feature" hasn't worked on any version from 6.34 to 6.37. I'm really regretting getting new hardware. The only features I need are vlan support, dstnat, two simple...
by ne0031
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCoIP Dst NAT for VMWare View
Replies: 4
Views: 2943

Re: PCoIP Dst NAT for VMWare View

Anyone solve this? I have the same issue as the original poster.
by ne0031
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik behavior at low temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Mikrotik behavior at low temperatures

I've used a variety of routerboards down to -30 with no issues - IF THEY WERE OPERATING PRIOR TO BEING SO COLD. I have had numerous issues deploying a fresh board in -20 temps. Warming it with a heat gun solved the issue and it ran fine afterwards.
by ne0031
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Wireless Link same subnet
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Dual Wireless Link same subnet

You purchased more hardware than is needed. The easiest method to do what you want is to use two simple point to point links and in each building use LAG/LACP/etherchannel/your favorite flavor of link aggregation to bond the two links together, preferably with something that supports ULD so that if ...
by ne0031
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noise floor
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Noise floor

Oh the woes of 900. 6 years ago we put up loads of 900 links. Now there is only 1. Frequency hopping radios were our cause and exhibited the same type of behavior you are describing. We have analyzers, so we quickly determined the sources. Nothing you can do if that is the cause. Our first culprit w...
by ne0031
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ac
Replies: 51
Views: 29268

Re: 802.11ac

Given the pain we have all dealt with as we have moved into n, I doubt we'll see any perceptible traction with Mikrotik support any time soon.
by ne0031
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Waveguides 5ghz
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: Waveguides 5ghz

I think the key here is "15-30 meters." As Colebert said, unless this is preexisting, AND there are no other hardware items to purchase, then use it. If you are looking at a fresh install, I'd seriously reconsider going to waveguide. You didn't mention the application. Is this point to point or mult...
by ne0031
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is the big deal with GPS AirSync?
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: What is the big deal with GPS AirSync?

There are some systems such as Canopy that do in fact use timing over ethernet to a common site. Look up Motorola CMM for example. I am not aware of any other manufacturer syncing over ethernet at the moment. FWIW, Alvarion supports a 1pps clock across their Wimax base stations, and a few others do ...
by ne0031
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Test signal carrier
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Test signal carrier

This would require access to various portions of the radio that I doubt are exposed on the manufactured card.
by ne0031
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik VS Microwave 6Ghz
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Mikrotik VS Microwave 6Ghz

These are two different types of radios. Understand that anything based on 802.11 is geared to shared access. 802.11 is TDD. Real microwave is point to point, FD, with varying types of modulation and encoding. There is no need for shared access, thus the design can facilitate high rate transmissions...
by ne0031
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless in a hidro tunnel
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Wireless in a hidro tunnel

Assuming it it a concrete tube with an unknown amount of rebar, the amount of directional change and at what distance is the question. You may be able to succeed with a single 2.4 ap. You mentioned placing up to 3 aps.... so you can run power some how, on the interior of the tube? I take it this isn...
by ne0031
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mikrotik + skypilot
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: mikrotik + skypilot

I have dealt with a customer using Skypilots...... And they continue to remove them from their network. They had a dozen initially, and with low load and user count it worked fine. Today they have two left. There are so many better products...... Using them as a gateway only is fine, but when using ...
by ne0031
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: multiple VLANs through a wireless ptp link
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: multiple VLANs through a wireless ptp link

IF i have understand clearly the diagram, it is simple just config the wireless link in mode bridge and it will pass all vlans as trunk do, and in the "station" cisco sw you will access vlans per port
This is the correct assumption.
by ne0031
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2-3 antennas on 1 card
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: 2-3 antennas on 1 card

Following your description.... don't "split" an omni into multiple sectors on the same radio. You didn't actually accomplish anything other than spending time and money. When sectorizing a site, each sector needs its own radio. With Mikrotik, running on the same freq for client access isn't the best...
by ne0031
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with p2p 55 KM
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Problem with p2p 55 KM

As 0ldman said, nstreme first. This will clean up some timing issues. Then check your CCQ. How is your fresnel?
by ne0031
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: is this true??
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: is this true??

As an Alvarion distributor, this doc looks beyond fake.

We rarely have any conflict between platforms. We tailor the solution to the need.

I found some of the information quite comical - they should at least report the correct throughput numbers!
by ne0031
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100 Acre coverage - density and antenna suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: 100 Acre coverage - density and antenna suggestions?

Your last post is the key. Ironically, we just did an install where the customer asked for almost the exact same configuration. There space was 116 acres, 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile. The area included two RV parks, soccer fields, baseball fields, animal yards, parking lots, and an arena. We used 8 antenna...
by ne0031
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth estimate for links
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Bandwidth estimate for links

Based on your information, assuming no fresnel issues, a noise floor of -85, LMR600-2m jumpers, no more than 2db loss pigtails, 5800mhz, 24dbm tx....... and with similar links running today..... The first link should come in at -58 and yield 30-35mbps on a 36mb negotiation. If running turbo, we see ...
by ne0031
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Aligning Wireless
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Aligning Wireless

At this distance, "eyeballing" the link should be more than sufficient. Otherwise, try this nifty tool by marks-mkt http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29638
by ne0031
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Radio HotSpots / Backhaul: Will Pay
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Dual Radio HotSpots / Backhaul: Will Pay

If roaming is a core need, you selected the wrong product. Roaming between radios is not supported. Nor is any type of load balancing between radios.
by ne0031
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio card RX bandwidth?
Replies: 69
Views: 20039

Re: Radio card RX bandwidth?

To refresh the details.... each antenna has an enclosure containing only one radio correct? If you are seeing a -24 from a separate radio, on the radio in question, then yes, you have excessive interference. To quantify how much this is affecting you (without an analyzer,) turn that radio off and se...
by ne0031
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: us 3.65GHZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: us 3.65GHZ

Mikrotik doesn't have anything to do with it. The Ubiquiti XR3.7 cards are only authorized (currently) for use between 3650 and 3675 in the US. In a nutshell it is still a CSMA radio. Not even Motorola, Alvarion, or others are shipping unrestricted access systems in the US - there is no demand for it.
by ne0031
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can lightning damage an antenna?
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Can lightning damage an antenna?

You didn't mention the physical description of your set up. If you have an external radio to your sector, you can check output power from the radio and the swr of the antenna at the given frequency. This will indicate if you have a damaged antenna. I didn't see any mention of surge suppression eithe...
by ne0031
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radiomobile
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Radiomobile

The authors website has information on how to define additional antenna types.
by ne0031
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio card RX bandwidth?
Replies: 69
Views: 20039

Re: Radio card RX bandwidth?

If we dismiss the possibilities of RouterOS being the potential issue, and only consider the RF portion of this site, there are a few other items that could be considered. Can you provide a material list for your site? i.e., enclosures, exact feed line particulars, connector types, and physical site...
by ne0031
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: us 3.65GHZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: us 3.65GHZ

We have XR3.7s running today in the US. What is the question?
by ne0031
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Daisy chained WDS nodes (halved speed after every hop)
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Daisy chained WDS nodes (halved speed after every hop)

Not to disagree Colebert.... Against our advice, we have deployed multiple 4-6 hop paths for a customer, using WDS, CM9s, 433s (3.30), and using 20mhz channels get 36-40mb consistently. When using 40mhz channels we typically run about 62mb. We do not use separate RBs, we place 2-3 radios (1 ap, 2 bh...
by ne0031
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)

Out of curiosity, did you try the sr71 link with vpls in lieu of wds? You should see a nice increase in throughput. WDS in 4.x is problematic and n cards typically see better results when not using wds.
by ne0031
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Major Throughput Issues with Dual-Slave Nstreme
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Major Throughput Issues with Dual-Slave Nstreme

Downgrade to 3.30 and try your test again. We have not deployed anything running higher than 3.30 with any success.
by ne0031
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New AP setup script? - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: New AP setup script?

And I found it....

Simply remove the reference to mac address, and it is ignored! :-)
by ne0031
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: New AP setup script? - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 596

New AP setup script? - SOLVED

I'm a long time RouterBoard user, but am in NO way a programmer. I've read through more topics than I can count, but can't find what I'm looking for, which is..... How can I apply a configuration script to an AP that uses VirtualAP's? I note that an export of a working AP has bogus MACs in the VAP M...
by ne0031
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Billing at point of association
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Billing at point of association

I haven't tried "on association" per se, but you can certainly dump users into a .1x environment where no ip connectivity is allowed until the "user" is "authenticated" via some means. I support networks where simple mac auth is used for similar purposes to yours.
by ne0031
Fri May 14, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: four wlan cards on same channel
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: four wlan cards on same channel

Is it possible to use more than one card in same RB on same channel, joined into one virtual AP? No it will not work. Use an Omni. This should be clarified - it won't work with MikroTik, but it will certainly work with other products in the market using synchronization. We have sites with 3 sectors...
by ne0031
Fri May 14, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Got a source for those? I just finished up a ptp AP for to feed a three new towers. With three R5Hn, I had poor ccq with the card in the middle, regardless of the channels. I swapped the middle card for an R52H to run as a 2GHz ptp instead, high 90 ccq on all three radios, even on adjacent channels...
by ne0031
Fri May 14, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Thanks for the info. Just checking, are the Laird pigtails any different than PacWireless? I did notice your signal levels were ridiculously good. That also has a part to play in the self interference issue. My testing here on the ground, -50s, no problems being on adjacent channels. Get'er up in t...
by ne0031
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP GPS Synchronization
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: AP GPS Synchronization

Most commercial manufacturers offer co-location features such as syncing. It would have relevance with MikroTik if it were supported. The benefit is that you establish a known timed network where all the APs (not necessarily on only 1 tower), all transmit at the same time. This eliminates one radio ...
by ne0031
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Exists miniPCI working on ROS at 11Ghz, 18GHz or 28GHz?
Replies: 26
Views: 2817

Re: Exists miniPCI working on ROS at 11Ghz, 18GHz or 28GHz?

The max avaible... Yes okay how many megabits per seconds / Mbps? The US 24GHz unlicensed band allows for a 56mhz channel. Using the 'standard' signaling used by 802.11 based radios, 112mbs FD should be achievable. Most commercial units achieve 108mbps FD on a 30mhz channel and 311mbps on a 56mhz c...
by ne0031
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

I have 6 SRs and 15 XRs that I'll happily sell you that were excess from a project we did. Shoot me a note - matt at flyfast.net
by ne0031
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5KM PtP - Highest possible throughput
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: 5KM PtP - Highest possible throughput

This is my opinion based on real-life experience, threat this as it is. My suggestion is to use 2xRB800 with a couple of R5H on each side, dual nstreme with 2x40mhz channels. Of course you will need 80mhz of free frequency, dunno if it is possible for your enviorment. Latency will stay close to 1ms...
by ne0031
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using separate radios for send and receive as AP
Replies: 12
Views: 2316

Re: Using separate radios for send and receive as AP

I believe full duplex in multipoint mode does not have sense.
It certainly does, Alvarion VL systems are full dup. They run nicely.
by ne0031
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb433ah interference between mpci cards
Replies: 75
Views: 18240

Re: rb433ah interference between mpci cards

in my case it's a dual polarity 32db pacwireless dish on each end.

you can only fit 2 xr5s into the rb433ah, there isnt enough room for 3...
We use a flexible extender when we have 3 in a single box. http://www.adexelec.com/pci32.htm and look for the flexible MPCI-FLEX towards the bottom.
by ne0031
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb433ah interference between mpci cards
Replies: 75
Views: 18240

Re: rb433ah interference between mpci cards

I have had similar issues with poor quality components, other than that radios and boards, such as pigtails specifically. Normally, when I have these issues, it is from working on someone else's equipment. I've ran 4 xr5s on a single 600, as well as 3 on a 433ah with no issues. I've even posted in t...
by ne0031
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB Product Lifecycle
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: RB Product Lifecycle

My main point is one of confidence in product availability and longevity. So when a board comes out MT could say "standard" or "extended lifecycle" on a part so that you can choose which product to use in which case. Sometimes just having the same mounting holes, etc is not sufficient. We bid gover...
by ne0031
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Antenna Mounting on electric pole
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Antenna Mounting on electric pole

Interference is not your issue. The required separation from your equipment to anything >4.4kv is 54" in the US. This is vertical separation by the way. You could also face a minimum of 12" separation from any other utility such as a cable or telco. We have been forced to abandon some poles, as the ...
by ne0031
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 11n channel width support.
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: 11n channel width support.

RouterOS currently doesn't support 5 and 10MHz channel width due to some technical difficulties and restrictions. Maybe this will be overcome in the future.
I can only assume you mean in relation to n......
by ne0031
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Routerboard RB/800 is coming
Replies: 37
Views: 13708

Re: New Routerboard RB/800 is coming

It's a shame it uses a fan, thus we will never buy any. Fan is optional. We have a RB800 here running bandwidth test for 4 hours, FAN is off. It works fine, although the temperature is a bit high. We changed the heatsink to a little bigger one, and it's now completely normal. Is that larger heatsin...
by ne0031
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

What are your goals? Why are you mounting higher than 200' or so? Do you have to? Or are you subscribing to the 'higher is better' philosophy, which isn't always the case. Well yes I am using "higher is better" My thought is the higher I can get the AP the better luck i will have with the CPE We ha...
by ne0031
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Routerboard RB/800 is coming
Replies: 37
Views: 13708

Re: New Routerboard RB/800 is coming

It's a shame it uses a fan, thus we will never buy any.
by ne0031
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: Supplying power to equipment on tower installs?

As many others have said, it all depends on requirements, or more often - money. We have customers who dictate 120VAC at the top, and we have those who only allow low voltage. We have fiber up towers, and cat5 (and 6). Sometimes a redundant 48v (or 24) supply with 10ga wire up the tower is the solut...
by ne0031
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB600 card capability
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: RB600 card capability

Absolutely.... 4 XR cards are not an issue at all.
by ne0031
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Whats some good pigtails? I'd rather have my stuff in a single outdoor box, single board, but its become a problem recently. We have ours manufactured per our specs. We don't use commonly available parts, as those tested have failed our tests. We use an RG178 type cable, double braid over foil, tha...
by ne0031
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

ne0031, what kind of antennas are these? something highly directional? The link quoted uses MT-485002 panels. Even though they are 9deg panels, these are mounted about 5 feet from each other approx 75deg off axis. 5 feet is the minimum separation we will use when freqs are in close proximity to eac...
by ne0031
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LMR400 vs CAT5 for short 900mhz PTP link
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: LMR400 vs CAT5 for short 900mhz PTP link

Does the path require you to be at 200'?

Do you have a dish? A yagi or panel is more than sufficient at this range and should be drastically cheaper.

If loss is a concern, step up to 600 instead of 400.
by ne0031
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

Dear Matt, So sorry, I'm new to this. Base on your explanation, could you give the sample of the picture from what you've described. I think this could give a better view on this. Another question, is there a different between cross polarization and dual-polarization? Is the dual-pol same with the ...
by ne0031
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Yes. We do it frequently. And you aren't bothered by the 50%, or worse, performance hit but the huge amount of interference? There are no issues. Proper system design is the difference between having a solution that performs well and one that does not. I have attached a shot of a unit with 2 radios...
by ne0031
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Yes. We do it frequently.
by ne0031
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

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 ne0031
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

Whats some good pigtails? I'd rather have my stuff in a single outdoor box, single board, but its become a problem recently. We have ours manufactured per our specs. We don't use commonly available parts, as those tested have failed our tests. We use an RG178 type cable, double braid over foil, tha...
by ne0031
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 3977

Re: Multiple routerboards in a single enclosure

In response to a previous post regarding interference.... Multiple radios in an enclosure works. Use quality components and you'll be fine. Running 6 5ghz radios with 2 on the same frequency hasn't posed a problem yet (in 20 vertical feet.) Good quality jumpers and feed line, antenna spacing, and an...
by ne0031
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 23 Miles over water. N?
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: 23 Miles over water. N?

Did you just put the link up or did you perform a path analysis beforehand? Over water links, especially longer ones, normally suffer from multipath and ducting. If you deploy a single pole link, regardless of polarity, you will experience issues at some point unless you have extremely high endpoint...
by ne0031
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue tree not processing marked packets
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Queue tree not processing marked packets

I have a couple of 433ah's (v3.30) that just stopped processing marked packets in the tree. Recreating the rules doesn't help, nor does rebooting or power cycling the rb. Wireshark shows the traffic correctly marked, and creating an additional set of queues on ether1 shows the traffic being processe...
by ne0031
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Redundancy with 2 bridge and LACP switchs
Replies: 38
Views: 15747

Re: Redundancy with 2 bridge and LACP switchs

Use a switch that also supports lldp and you won't have any issues with the port state.
by ne0031
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help Bandwidth drop between wireless link
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Help Bandwidth drop between wireless link

Help us help you by giving some more detail....

What type of bandwidth test were you running? Signal levels? CCQ?

And an idea on why you used eoip if it's just a bridge....
by ne0031
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Best enclosure

What is everyone using for large out door enclosures? I have found some on Tessco that cost over a $1k for aluminum Nema 4x. There has to be cheaper 24"x24"x12" enclosures, right? There certainly are cheaper enclosures. Hoffman and many other produce them. The 24x24x12 Hoffman we use costs us 280.0...
by ne0031
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotel Deployment
Replies: 27
Views: 3833

Re: Hotel Deployment

Exceeding approximately 30 clients per 'ap' is not advised, especially with voip.
by ne0031
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need Lightning Arrestor Advice for a project in rural Hondur
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: Need Lightning Arrestor Advice for a project in rural Hondur

Thanks for the advice guys! We intend to provide secure grounding as well as POE surge protection. I looked into to the Polyphaser AL-LSXL, there does not seem to be a ground wire at all (at least in the spec sheet). Is this a different type of technology. As for the POE surge arrestor is this reco...
by ne0031
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh or Traditional backhaul and AP's
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Mesh or Traditional backhaul and AP's

Do you need to go from your office, to the node southeast, then west, then northeast to begin distribution? A traditional backhaul would likely serve you best to that point. As far as interconnecting AP's, it might be useful to inject at 2 or 3 AP's with a backhaul link and mesh from there, it reall...
by ne0031
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need Lightning Arrestor Advice for a project in rural Hondur
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: Need Lightning Arrestor Advice for a project in rural Hondur

We deploy Polyphaser AL-LSXL's (2-6ghz) on the antenna side and Citel MJ8's on the poe side, top and bottom.

And to reiterate Normis... proper grounding is critical.
by ne0031
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Basic setup instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Basic setup instructions

Exporting the script would be too easy :-) in winbox, interfaces, wlan1, set mode to ap, frequency, ssid for your ap, and correct antenna connector. for wlan2, set to station, ssid for your ptp, antenna connector. (It is common to set the upstream radio to bridge, and downstream radios as stations, ...
by ne0031
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: The Controversial RB600(A)
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: The Controversial RB600(A)

As the previous poster mentioned, there are a lot of variable and personal experience. My experience has been that the XR5s are worse than SRs. We have retrofitted numerous links installed with XRs to SRs and have had no issues with them afterwards. There is another topic running regarding CTS that ...
by ne0031
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is this scenario possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Is this scenario possible?

the best performing option would be 1 radio in the head end router, 1 radio at the far end, and 2 radios in any intermediate routers. Simply bridge the wlan1/ether1 int on the head and tail, and wlan1/2 (and eth1 if wanted) on the intermediates. bridge/stationwds, bridge/stationwds, and so forth fro...
by ne0031
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is this scenario possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Is this scenario possible?

Sure.
by ne0031
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh Question
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Mesh Question

How about some real world examples.... in a typical dense node deployment with 5ghz back and 2.4 20mhz access, for indoor cpe and outdoor wifi, we typically deploy nodes approximately 400m apart when using 5db omnis. This environment is typical in my local area where you must zigzag down the road fr...
by ne0031
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

Can someone explain the difference between this two things: Port to Port Isolation 30dB Cross Polarization 25dBi example from same antenna. Port to port is in reference to the two antenna connectors on the radio card. Cross polarization isolation refers to the perceived field strength when an E or ...
by ne0031
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh Question
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Mesh Question

Client type? indoor cpe? outdoor cpe? embedded devices? If the backbone is designed, then this would indicate that you have already chosen ap locations. Are there any aesthetic restraints? Many planned housing communities in the US have significant restrictions on what is visible. Does the community...
by ne0031
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NLOS Probem
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: NLOS Probem

If 900 is clean, try it. We routinely deploy 900 links where there is no line of sight, whether the 1/4 mile thick forest that is 60 feet high is there or not :-)

Unfortunately, you'll just have to try.
by ne0031
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh or Traditional backhaul and AP's
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Mesh or Traditional backhaul and AP's

Quite an open ended request. Perhaps supplying some additional information will generate some response.

Projected services, throughputs, geographic environment, etc.
by ne0031
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme dual with 5ghz-turbo not possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Nstreme dual with 5ghz-turbo not possible?

Those antennas are rated to 5.15ghz (and 4.9 ironically).
by ne0031
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12V vs 18V vs 24V
Replies: 16
Views: 4187

Re: 12V vs 18V vs 24V

So... the question now is... why is MTK going away from 48v? We had it on older boards, but now boards such as the 433 are shipping at 24.

We now deploy 600's at distances over 75m as they are more stable than a 433 on 24. (or I might add, they work where a 433 won't)
by ne0031
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

When using 7919a, we normally use Times GK-S200TT midspan shield kits as they are the same size at the cat5 when stripped.
by ne0031
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Where did the labels go?
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Where did the labels go?

I should have mentioned that I had already performed this....

I do have tx/rx with values on the link, as well as device names and other variables on the device labels. I no longer have the very useful link details.
by ne0031
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Where did the labels go?
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Where did the labels go?

After upgrading to 3.4, my wireless links now don't show frequency, signal level, speed, etc. They only show the actual tx/rx. I haven't found anyone mentioning this in the pages of posts I've perused thus far.
by ne0031
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)

I mentioned I was using less gain than what your dishes had....

Having an indepth look at your spectrum would definitively indicated if you had an issue in one of your 40mhz blocks.
by ne0031
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

Hehehe... guess he wanted to try his luck!

For short towers we typically use Comscope 5NF4, for taller sites, or where more normal grounding is required, Belden 7919A is used with shield clamps every 75'.
by ne0031
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

If you look at the enclosure I posted, you'll see the 2 LSXL-MEs and the Citel. The MJ8 is grounded to a lug which is passed through to the enclosure. The LSXLs pass thru and the enclosure paint is stripped on the inside, and penetrox is applied on both sides of the o-ring, thus ensuring decent ampa...
by ne0031
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding - half thruput issue
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Bonding - half thruput issue

40mhz channels.... I get 70mbps on one channel.
by ne0031
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)

As the gentleman from Brazil noted, the radios we are using here, are in no way impervious to out of band noise. There is still an AC component that is present to the receiver that must be dealt with. Choosing a data rate in lieu of letting the radios negotiate - and having better success, illustrat...
by ne0031
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

Responses to a few posts.... My experience with the single pole version of the ARC antenna... we have several links at 7 miles and 40mhz wide channels in the -60 range with 100% ccq. Here is a pic of a typical enclosure with 2 CM9s. We have hundreds in this type of enclosure with 3 CM9s, SR5s, and X...
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 101446

Re: New 20km link, weird interference.

Regarding your height above the roof... Traditional microwave theory states that a 22 degree plane exist between the radiator and the edge of the roof. I've 'fixed' many troublesome links where other companies have installed the equipment to close to the roof and simply moving it to the roof line ne...
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding - half thruput issue
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Bonding - half thruput issue

Thank you for that clarification.

So back to the original question on bonding behaviour.... anyone with ideas? Why the active/passive or half capacity?

Matt
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R5H problems
Replies: 72
Views: 17256

Re: R5H problems

The R5Hs I have have NO stickers.....

Though I am aware of the ramifications of no termination..... :-)

Matt
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik PtP w/ Waveguide Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Mikrotik PtP w/ Waveguide Questions

Depending on the config of your circulator, the bandpasses may be moot as well, though they can't hurt (given the link budget you should have).

If you're trying to save $$$, ripping some GX's or equivalent apart will yield nice sets of filters for you, SMA connectors.....

Matt
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding - half thruput issue
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Bonding - half thruput issue

Switch chip is 100, yet the second statement says 200mbps... is that an aggregate number? Or could you restate? I had bonded ether 2 and 3 together, but did not bridge them to any other interface, in hopes that if the bridge were limiting to 100 that it wouldn't be a problem, with no change in resul...
by ne0031
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: 42km PtP Link Problems (RB433AH + R5H)

Write both those Hs off. Never perform a back to back test without attenuation. 60db on a 13dbm card generally produces -45 receive, if you use an XR, it will start at +25, so you MUST use additional attenuation. Most manufacturers will list the maximum receive level before receiver damage, though s...
by ne0031
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding - half thruput issue
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Bonding - half thruput issue

Two RB433AH (v3.23 and 3.27 tested) with two CM9s each, 40mhz channels. 433 #1 (172.16.1.9) has CM9s bonded (bonding1 192.168.1.100), rr, arp link monitoring to 192.168.1.110. 433 #2 (172.16.1.11) has CM9s bonded (bonding1 192.168.1.110), rr, arp link monitoring to 192.168.1.100. ether1 and bonding1...
by ne0031
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik PtP w/ Waveguide Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Mikrotik PtP w/ Waveguide Questions

I certainly hope you have a diplexer or circulator somewhere, else the 6.5 user may come looking for you soon. The same hold true for 5.4, though as you mentioned, it is far out of the recommended range. At 6ghz, 137 should reveal at least a 2:1 swr, (power loss of 45%), and at 5.4 it will rise to 2...
by ne0031
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wirless speed and shaping
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Wirless speed and shaping

Variable bandwidth will require you to enforce QoS, if you expect to protect real time data. Using static classifiers won't work very well.

Matt
by ne0031
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43718

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

We do this all the time. Most dishes typically exhibit 25-35db of isolation. We also use MTI dual pole panels (MT-485025/NVH) with no issue as well. (Motorola uses this antenna on their integrated PTP products). Whether R52s, CM9s, SR5s, or XR5s, they all work fine. We have used as little separation...
by ne0031
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.8Ghz Turbo setting
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: 5.8Ghz Turbo setting

Using CM9's, R52's, SR5's, and XR5's, this works great! 76mbps thruput reliably attained.

Matt