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by bokad
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Separate Bridges on same network
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: Separate Bridges on same network

So basically you want to stop the various ports from communicating with each other and only allow traffic to flow out the uplink? ------------------------------ /interface bridge filter add action=drop chain=forward comment=\ "Prevent Port To Port Communication" disabled=no in-interface=!ether1 out-...
by bokad
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Status of UPnP and XBox on ROS v3.x
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Status of UPnP and XBox on ROS v3.x

I saw many posts on if UPnP works properly on ROS and if is compatible with XBox Live.
What is the final status on this with ROS 3.x (I am using 3.28 and 3.30 on my NAT devices)
by bokad
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Difference between negotiated and configured ethernet speed
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Difference between negotiated and configured ethernet speed

In winbox I noticed that the the configured speed for a port is 100Mbps but the auto negotiated speed is 1gbps. In this case is the which setting is actually true. Is the interface running at the configured speed or at the auto negotiated speed? I am seeing some packet loss between the devices when ...
by bokad
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Offer: Paid Scripting Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Offer: Paid Scripting Work

I got this done. Thanks for the help.
by bokad
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Offer: Paid Scripting Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Offer: Paid Scripting Work

I didn't get anything. Please send again or let me know how to get in touch with you.
by bokad
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Offer: Paid Scripting Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Offer: Paid Scripting Work

I need two very specific things implemented with the PHP API. Should be a fairly simple task for someone and I'm willing to pay a few hundred $'s to get it done. E-mail bokad@hotmail.com if you can do this AND reply here also (so that I know to look for your e-mail in my hotmail spam) (1) Connect to...
by bokad
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge filter rule for physical interface and subinterfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Bridge filter rule for physical interface and subinterfa

From what I understand that is only for v4.x +.
Any way to do something like this in v3.x?
For sure I'm not the first one to want to do something like this.
by bokad
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge filter rule for physical interface and subinterfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Bridge filter rule for physical interface and subinterfaces

Is it possible to make a bridge filter rule that will match everything on a physical interface , including logical subinterfaces on that physical interface? Like I want to match everything that goes out a certain ethernet port, including if it is on a vlan on that ethernet port. Normally if I make a...
by bokad
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Equivelent Of Cisco "switchport trunk native vlan x
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Mikrotik Equivelent Of Cisco "switchport trunk native vlan x

Is there a mikrotik command to use on an ethernet port that has the same effect as the cisco command below?
"switchport trunk native vlan x"

Basically to set which VLAN will have the untagged frames on that interface?
by bokad
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot server is attacked by Non-authenticated users
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

Re: hotspot server is attacked by Non-authenticated users

How many redirects is your hotspot doing per second? Look at the rule in hs-unauth chain that looks like this: dst-port=80 action=redirect to-ports=64874 Also at the one for port 443. Perhaps you can put a static rule at the top of the chain that only allows so many new requests per source ip per se...
by bokad
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point To Multipoint on v4.x
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Point To Multipoint on v4.x

Are there any improvements to PTMP on v4.x vs v3.x ?
Specifically with nstreme and jitter and latency?
What are the big wireless improvments (other than .11n) in v4.x in general?
Just want to see if it is worth upgrading a bunch of devices.
by bokad
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clock on PCEngines WRAP x86, 10 seconds per second?
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Clock on PCEngines WRAP x86, 10 seconds per second?

This sounds like what happened with 3.x when you loaded the wireless test package.
by bokad
Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Match an unset value using find
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Match an unset value using find

Ex. I want to find all firewall mangle rules where source address is NOT set.
[find src-address=""] does not work. Nor has anything else that I have tried.
Any ideas?
by bokad
Sat May 15, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS Stops accepting SSH connections
Replies: 1
Views: 458

ROS Stops accepting SSH connections

I am running ROS 3.30. I have seen this with previous versions also though. Some of the devices eventually stop accept SSH connections. Winbox and everything else still works but can't SSH to it. As soon as the device is reboote SSH works again. Happens every 90 to 120 days. Any ideas on what might ...
by bokad
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to email configuration backup
Replies: 6
Views: 6110

Re: Script to email configuration backup

I'm willing to pay a consultant for help if someone has the answer...
by bokad
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to email configuration backup
Replies: 6
Views: 6110

Script to email configuration backup

I have a script that exports the current config and then e-mails it to me. This script is called from the scheduler. In v3.13 everything worked fine. In v3.28 this stopped working. The script still works when run manually but no longer works when called from the scheduler. I see from that run count ...
by bokad
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB1000 1U unit
Replies: 3
Views: 737

RB1000 1U unit

I remember some places used to have a single and double 1U rack mount RB1000 unit.
Can't seem to find it anymore.
Anyone know of places that still sell these?
by bokad
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: script to find the ip address assigned to a PPTP client int
Replies: 2
Views: 778

script to find the ip address assigned to a PPTP client int

I am trying to make a script that will fetch the IP address associated with a pptp client interface named "VPNpptp".
I have tried the below but it just returns "no such item". Any ideas?

:global vpnaddress ([/ip address get "VPNpptp" address])
by bokad
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP project - VOIP - Contention question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: WISP project - VOIP - Contention question...

That (200) is alot of wireless clients connected to one AP. I think for sure polling with nstreme is necessary. I think you would also benefit from setting up additional AP's to lower the number of clients per AP. You may also want to consider different equipment such as Alvarion althought it is muc...
by bokad
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set different connection speed for each direction of link?
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Set different connection speed for each direction of link?

I have a point to point link. There is bettter CCQ in one direction than the other. I know I can set the max wireless speed for the link (ex. 36mbps). However I want to set different speeds for each direction. The RX has great CCQ at 48mbps but the TX isn't good until 36mbps. Sometimes it will auto-...
by bokad
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP project - VOIP - Contention question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: WISP project - VOIP - Contention question...

How many subscribers are you planning on having connected to each access point? What is the highest number of phone calls you expect to be taking place at once across each access point. What frequncy will you be using? Because you will have only VoIP traffic and not data as well, it could be fairly ...
by bokad
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script works from winbox or command line but not scheduler
Replies: 1
Views: 2179

Script works from winbox or command line but not scheduler

I have a simple script that creates a config export file and then e-mails it to me. This script works fine when called from the command line or winboxc but doesn't work when it is called from the scheduler. It used to work under RoS v3.13 but stopped working when I upgraded to 3.28. When scheduler c...
by bokad
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Job in Iraq working on MikroTik network
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Job in Iraq working on MikroTik network

I have a job opening in Iraq to work on a MikroTik wireless and hotspot network.
Very safe work environment.
Six figure+ salary
Only available to US citizens

For more details, write and send resume to:
bokad@hotmail.com
by bokad
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to determine if installed mPCI card is R52 or R52H?
Replies: 1
Views: 506

How to determine if installed mPCI card is R52 or R52H?

Is it possible to remotely (as in without opening the equipment) to tell which card (R52 or R52H) is installed in a device?
by bokad
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB493 as bridge/switch stops passing traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 590

RB493 as bridge/switch stops passing traffic

I have several RB493's set up as switch/bridge that sometimes decide to just stop passing traffic. The RB itself remains reachable, etc.... but it doesn't pass any traffic THROUGH it. These are configured as a bridge with some simple firewall rules. This only happens on about half of the 493's that ...
by bokad
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ALIX board + CF card + RouterOS
Replies: 8
Views: 8706

Re: ALIX board + CF card + RouterOS

This might be a bit out of date now but here are the basic procedures I wrote down a few years ago and am still following with the latest ROS and WRAP boards: ----------------Loading MikroTik RouterOS on a WRAP Board--------------------- This was done specifically with routeros 2.9.6, demo version a...
by bokad
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86
Replies: 12
Views: 2944

Re: Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86

Got a response from Mikrotik support. The answer is that everything is fine with their software and it must be a hardware problem. Of course!
Anyone else experiencing this same issue?
by bokad
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86
Replies: 12
Views: 2944

Clock runs 10x fast with v3.28 wireless test package on x86

I am running ROS v3.28 with the wireless test package on a 500 MHz AMD Geode LX CPU http://www.pcengines.ch/alix3d2.htm The clock runs ten times too fast and CPU utilization jumps to 60% (was 20% before). This also screws up the interface statistics, etc... All is normal as soon as wireless test pac...
by bokad
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Difference between nstreme framer policy options
Replies: 1
Views: 4086

Difference between nstreme framer policy options

What is the difference between "best fit " "dynamic size" "exact size" for nstreme framer policy in terms of latency, jitter and throughput/bandwidth?
by bokad
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Odd DNS behavour
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Odd DNS behavour

Can you post a more precise description of what you are seeing vs what you expect to see?
One thing to note is that if you have a hotspot installed it will intercept the DNS requests.
Other then that, DNS is pretty straight forward and has very very few quirks.
by bokad
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: unlimit the ICMP traffic to the MikroTik
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: unlimit the ICMP traffic to the MikroTik

Is this a hotspot? Are you using simple queues? Please send your complete queue tree and mangle rules. Do you sit hit coutners on both of your existing mangle rules below and in the queue tree for those packets?
by bokad
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spacing Error when exporting/importing scripts from ROS V3
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Spacing Error when exporting/importing scripts from ROS V3

I've noticed that when importing some scripts after they are exported, it omits spaces if they are the on beginning of a line. For the example below (which is a real export), it will show up as [/system clockget date] when it is imported and will not work because there is no space between clock and ...
by bokad
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Reset configuration on RB1000 before boot?
Replies: 3
Views: 5354

Reset configuration on RB1000 before boot?

Is there any way to reset the configuration on a RB1000 before boot? One of mine has a bad config and as soon as it boots it crashes. Or is it possible to reload RouterOS on the built in flash? Please see below: RouterBOOT booter 2.12 RouterBoard 1000 CPU frequency: 1333 MHz Memory size: 512 MB Pres...
by bokad
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to pass variable between scripts
Replies: 10
Views: 2078

How to pass variable between scripts

Is there any way to pass variables between scripts? It seems that I can not access variables that are declared global in one script from another script. Ex. In script 1: :global 64kdownload 64000 On the command line: :environment print shows: ""64kdownload"=64000 In script 3: /queue type set "user-d...
by bokad
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remove active user hotspot - PHP API
Replies: 16
Views: 12799

Re: Remove active user hotspot - PHP API

I have something like the below where I am using the API to get a list of all hotspot active users and then selecting a single user ID to call with remove. This does not work though. It lists the users and the ID is a valid one but it does not log that person out. Is hotspot remove supported in the ...
by bokad
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

Same result here. My DNS name entries in hotspot walled gaden stopped working in V3 and I had to go by IP address.
by bokad
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.13 to 3.19 breaks simple queues
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Upgrade from 3.13 to 3.19 breaks simple queues

Sorry, already downgraded.
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Computers with IPV6 installed and MT Hotspot
Replies: 16
Views: 4415

Re: Computers with IPV6 installed and MT Hotspot

Yes, this problem still occurrs in V3 as I've just found out and forgot to create the public DNS entry. You can also just disable the DNS name for the hotspot with: /ip hotspot profile set default dns-name="" v3 may support IPv6 but it's DNS server does not. Problem only seems to occur with XP clien...
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

I didn't check for bad host entries and I'm not converting back to HTTPS auth.
My testing went like this...
HTTPS auth, hotspot stops accepting sign-ins
Change to CHAP, hotspot works
Change back to HTTPS, stops working again
Change back to CHAP, works again.
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.13 to 3.19 breaks simple queues
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Upgrade from 3.13 to 3.19 breaks simple queues

Just upgraded one of my routers from 3.13 to 3.19.
This seems to have broken something with queue tree.



According to the attached picture, 19.6 + 7.4 = 21.7 and 6.4 + 3.6 + .75 + 1.7 = 4.5

Also the Winbox connection responds much slower in terms of updating graphs and displaying firewall rules.
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

The above poster was right. As soon as you change the auth type to CHAP instead of HTTPS this problem goes away.

MikroTik take note, Hotspot eventually stops accepting new logins (it hangs at the redirect part) when using SSL/HTTPS authentication.
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Using "where" and "find" in MikroTik API
Replies: 10
Views: 18736

Re: Using "where" and "find" in MikroTik API

Bummer. It's kinda inefficient to transfer an entire list of 1600 logged in users across a slow connection when you just need information on one of them.
Do you know of any plans to implement find or where?
Is there a documentation source for the API with more information than the Wiki?

Thanks.
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Example of using the MikroTik API to log out a hotspot user
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Example of using the MikroTik API to log out a hotspot user

Does anyone have an example of using the MikroTik API to log out a hotspot user?
by bokad
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Using "where" and "find" in MikroTik API
Replies: 10
Views: 18736

Using "where" and "find" in MikroTik API

I am trying to use the MikroTik API to get the same results as the command line command: /ip hotspot active print where user=bokad I have tried: --------------1-------------------------- $API->write('/ip/hotspot/active/print',false); $API->write('=where=',false); $API->write('=user=bokad',true); ---...
by bokad
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493 as bridge causing packeting loss
Replies: 1
Views: 840

RB493 as bridge causing packeting loss

I have a RB493 and when I configure it as a bridge (only configuration is commands shown below) it drops anywhere from 5 to 30% of the packets passing through it. Sometimes the below message is also displayed in my windows ping: reply from 192.168.35.3: bytes=1200 - MISCOMPARE at offset 959 - time=2...
by bokad
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

The login page itself is clear text but when you click on submit for username and password the form submission is to an SSL page. ie. The login is done with https but the logon page is in http The hostname is DNS resolvable. It works for about the first 40 logons and then stops working and won't red...
by bokad
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

For me it stops accepting logins about 60 seconds after hotspot is enabled. Too frequent to do the upgrade/downgrade thing. Any other suggestions?
by bokad
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Hotspot stops accepting logins - ROS v3.13 on x86

I recently upgraded a large hotspot from 2.9.51 to 3.13 After the upgrade I found that the hotspot stops accepting logins after 30 ~ 40 people are logged in. It just stops redirecting people to the login page. I have already ensured that transparent proxy is turned off for ALL user profiles. Anyone ...
by bokad
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq

hi, type of work? job as a? your requirements? pay and job timings ? accomodations? Muhammad, We provide commercial internet access to soldiers in their livings quarters on base. Consider them like apartment buildings. Work is to set up MikroTik router on building and then install cables to each ro...
by bokad
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq

Also, if anyone can think of other venues/forums for finding employees of this type, suggestions welcome.
by bokad
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Employees Wanted With MikroTik Experience For Work In Iraq

I'm looking for two engineers with MikroTik experience who are willing to work with an existing team on US bases in Iraq. Prefer Nepali and Pakistani's but open to all. Please private message or post a response with info on how to get in touch.
by bokad
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Error message when using Neighbor Viewer on new laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Error message when using Neighbor Viewer on new laptops

I've tried to use neighbor viewer on four new laptops from two different manufacturers. All these laptops are running Vista SP1. I am logged in as admin. Whenever I try to run neighbor viewer I get the below message and it will not open: "recvfrom: An operation was attempted on something that is not...
by bokad
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: hotspot problem

What is the difference between IP binding and walled garden IP?
by bokad
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installing RouterOS on Alix 3c2
Replies: 7
Views: 6379

Re: Installing RouterOS on Alix 3c2

I have loaded several 3c2 boards with ROS without problem. I usually do this blind with no console connected and my console connection experience come from WRAP so.... You get "Loading linux... Loading initrd.rgz.... Ready then nothing" (1) The fact that it says loading linux is good, means that is ...
by bokad
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?

/queue tree add burst-limit=0 burst-threshold=0 burst-time=0s disabled=yes limit-at=0 max-limit=0 name="CACHE-HITS" packet-mark=cache-hits parent=ether2 priority=8 queue=default add burst-limit=0 burst-threshold=0 burst-time=0s disabled=yes limit-at=0 max-limit=1536000 name="up" packet-mark=all pare...
by bokad
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: US Distributor of RIC522 products?
Replies: 0
Views: 439

US Distributor of RIC522 products?

I can't seem to find and US distributors that carry the RIC products. Any suggestions?
by bokad
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?

No burst in use.
by bokad
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Why is this Queue red when the limit is not reached?

Why are the two queues in the attached picture showing red when they are both well below their max rate? I see this quite often. Also, why does queued bytes show 4095MB?
by bokad
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?

Would someone from MT like to chime in? Is there a maximum number of subqueues for PCQ?
by bokad
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?

Page 427 of my v2.9 ROS reference manual.
by bokad
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: hotspot problem

/ ip hotspot walled-garden ip
add src-address=aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd action=accept comment="Server Does Not Use Hotspot"
by bokad
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?

Ooops, that was my bad typo. Is meant to put 1024 for SFQ. So PCQ is limited to 1024 subqueues as well? And if you have more than 1024 addresses behind a certain PCQ then each IP address (Assume classification by destination IP) might actually be limited to less than the per queue max because it is ...
by bokad
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Maximum number of subqueues in PCQ?

Is there a maximum number of subqueues in a PCQ? For instance SFQ has a max of 120 subqueues.
by bokad
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?

In my case it is one of your power routers that locks up.
by bokad
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redundant hotspot server
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Redundant hotspot server

No.
by bokad
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?

I had the same problem. Downgraded to 2.9.51 and all is fine.
by bokad
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth/traffic shaping
Replies: 7
Views: 2899

Re: Bandwidth/traffic shaping

/queue type add name="pcq-download-test" kind=pcq pcq-rate=1024000 pcq-limit=60 pcq-classifier=dst-address pcq-total-limit=5000 / queue tree add name="pcq-download-test" parent=ether1 packet-mark="whateverpacketmark" queue=pcq-download-test max-limit=1536000 Everything you want to do can be done wit...
by bokad
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

Yes, I agree. However I think the rest of the config is fine. Whenever I turn off hotspot (no interuption in user traffic), the CPU utilization immediately drops to around 20%. It's only with hotspot running that the CPU utilization is so high. I don't have any simple queues set for the hotspot user...
by bokad
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

Dennis,
Read above. V3.10 locks up for me. Maybe I need to start with a clean config instead of doing an upgrade but that is not an option for me.
by bokad
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

Dennis,
I'm running a 732 now. It's still not enough CPU. I can't be the only guy with a hotspot that has 1200 active logins?
by bokad
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

In the past my experience with changing hardware has been that it goes very easily. My experience with upgrading ROS has not been the same. But, because I am a sucker, I gave it a shot. I upgraded to v3.10. The hotspot started out fine with about 10% lower cpu util than before on 2.9. However, after...
by bokad
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

Specifically I need 2.9 because it is operating stable now for us in a production environment. Upgrading for the sake of upgrading is a quick route to trouble. V3 hotpost has bug issues with proxy and other features as has been reported in this forum.
by bokad
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: LogMeIn Access
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: LogMeIn Access

I've been accessing logmein PC's behind a ROS network for about a year now and without problems. Do the client PC's that you are trying to access have an always on connection and full access on port 443?
by bokad
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

Normis,
Will this be faster than a 3Ghz P4? Will it run ROS v.2.9? I thought it would only run V3.

Thanks.
by bokad
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is V3 stable and relaible enough run a large hotspot?
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Is V3 stable and relaible enough run a large hotspot?

I have a hotspot that often has 1200 concurrent users. I'd like to take advantage of the performance boosts in v3 but I'm also very worried about hotpost bugs and other issues in the new software. Is v3 hotspot ready for production environments?
by bokad
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Fastest processor machine for v2.9.x?

I'm running a hotspot that often has 1200+ users logged in at a time. I notice that each user login pegs the proc to 100% for a brief period of time. Overall CPU utilization across a one hour period of time is 75%. This is causing a constant 1 to 2 percent packet loss during peak times. I'm already ...
by bokad
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Looking For an answer too zero mac addresses...
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Re: Looking For an answer too zero mac addresses...

/ip dhcp-server lease remove [find mac-address=00:00:00:00:00:00 dynamic=yes]

I run that script every ten minutes.
by bokad
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: check if squid is up
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: check if squid is up

I couldn't find a way to check a specific port so I created a queue for traffic coming from the proxy server and I know that if it drops below a certain level squid has probably failed. --------------------------------- :global proxy1rate ([/queue tree get "Proxy 1 Cache Hit" rate]) :if ($proxy1rate...
by bokad
Wed May 07, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple queue resets
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Simple queue resets

It shows so in both winbox and the command line. The current throughput rate, etc.... returns to 0.
by bokad
Sun May 04, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple queue resets
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Simple queue resets

I have a large hotspot that gets several thousand logons a day and over 1000 simultaneous users. When a new simple queue is dynamically created from a user logon, every existing queue has all of it's counters reset. When a logon is occuring every few seconds, the queues no longer work well to limit ...
by bokad
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Bad hotspot username?

The username that messed it up was just very long. Like several pages of the letter "h" if I remember correctly.
by bokad
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: General Consensus On N-Streme Framer Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 3813

General Consensus On N-Streme Framer Policy

What's the general best idea for framer policy on an n-streme ptmp link?
I've been doing best fit but don't have any idea of it's merits vs.
the other options.
by bokad
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Way for a script to parse the log?
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Way for a script to parse the log?

Is there any way for a script to look through the log for a certain string of text and take action if it finds it?
by bokad
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using queue tree's on a WDS bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Using queue tree's on a WDS bridge

I'm trying to use a queue tree on a WDS bridge but whenever the wireless client dis/reconnects, the queue tree parent get's assigned to UNKNOWN and I have to go back in and manually asign it to WDS#. Actually, I don't need queue on each individual WDS interface, I just need it on the wlan2 interface...
by bokad
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to check if certain MAC is connected in wireless reg
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Script to check if certain MAC is connected in wireless reg

I want to run a script on an access point that will check the wireless registation tables to see if a certain MAC address is present and to take action if it is not. This is what I came up with: :if ([/int wir reg pri from [find mac-address=00:0C:42:0C:C1:47]] = 1 ) do [:put hello] But of course I c...
by bokad
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to prevent DHCP denial of service
Replies: 1
Views: 586

How to prevent DHCP denial of service

On a wireless hotspot that I run, I recently had the problem of a client that connected then issued hundreds of DHCP requests with randomly spoofed MAC addresses. This quickly depleted the DHCP pool and left none for legitimate user. Is there a way to prevent this?
by bokad
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Bad hotspot username?

So what I'm looking for is something that (like system reset) will erase that portion of the configuration without reading/processing it. Anything that reads/processes the bad user portion of the config (like print or export or remove) causes it to freeze.
by bokad
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Bad hotspot username?

No, this is 2.9.46.

Tests on another device show that a /sytem reset will fix the problem but I'm looking for a way to avoid that.
by bokad
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Bad hotspot username?

I was able to repeat the condition on another test hotspot. Disabled and re-enabling the hostpot package and also uninstall/reinstalling it does not remove the user list.
by bokad
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Bad hotspot username?

Yes, but only for usernames added prior to the bad one. I can add remove old users but not newly added ones (nor the bad one itself). Running /ip hotspot user print locks up at the last good username and doesn't show any new users that are added but the new users do appear in winbox. The "bad" user ...
by bokad
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad hotspot username?
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Bad hotspot username?

A username was recently added to my hotspot (setup where the users and passes are stored on the Mikrotik itself) that had some funnny characters and now any print or export command in the /ip hotspot user conext locks up the console session and pegs the CPU to 100%. Tried rebooting, no change. Every...
by bokad
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Hotspot user who has called the on-logout script?
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

Hotspot user who has called the on-logout script?

Is there a variable that references which user has called the "on-logout" hotspot user profile script? Let's say after a user logs out I want to remove their account, or change their profile. Is there a way to do this autmatically with the on-logout script? something like: /ip hotspot user remove $T...
by bokad
Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clarification on REQ Queue Syntax
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Clarification on REQ Queue Syntax

According to the ROS manual and the built in syntax help, parameters for a RED queue are defined in bytes. red-limit -- RED queue limit in bytes red-min-threshold -- Average queue size in bytes red-max-threshold -- The average queue size at which packet marking probability is the highest However in ...
by bokad
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to setup mikrotik AP for 1 MBPS connection speed for CPE
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: How to setup mikrotik AP for 1 MBPS connection speed for CPE

/ interface wireless set wlanX default-ap-tx-limit=1024000 Will set the AP to only send a max of 1Mbps to each connected client.

Replace X with the appropriate interface number.
by bokad
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Hotspot and Rouge Routers
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: MT Hotspot and Rouge Routers

There are several NAT routers out there that don's decrease the TTL so this won't work for everybody. What I do is set bandwidth and traffic limits for the account. That way if they do share it out they will all ahve to share the smaller amount of bandwidth and download capacity. If you set a limit ...
by bokad
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Change line width when exporting to a file?
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Change line width when exporting to a file?

Is there any way to change the line width when exporting to file? I find that even when I run the command in a terminal window that is set to something larger (say 120 characters), the output in the file is still formatted for standard 80 chars. I hate all those broken lines and "\"'s !
by bokad
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TOS
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

DSCP only uses 6 bits in the TOS byte. The other two can still be used for ECN (explicit congestion notification). MT looks at all 8 bits in the byte. So.... to convert between the DSCP decimal value and the MT TOS value, multiply by 4 :) Now, to get DSCP value to decimal: For the CSx values, multip...
by bokad
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum Speed from Cache (Web Proxy)
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

It can't be done with the proxy integrated in to MT. Look up ZPH (Zero Penalty Hit) patch for Squid proxy and it will allow you to do this on a standalone proxy server. Where in Baghdad are you?
by bokad
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude auto map export fails after several days
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Dude auto map export fails after several days

After running for several days, the auto map export (using Dude v2.2) starts to mess up and all the files it creates are 1KB in size and unviewable. Anyone else seeing this?
by bokad
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Change directory of Dude automatic map export
Replies: 0
Views: 1576

Change directory of Dude automatic map export

Is there anyway to change the directory that Dude will automatically export the PNG/PDF of a map to?
by bokad
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TOS
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

ROS does not do any automatic prioritization. You must mark packets and put them in a queue.
by bokad
Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: bad export of (large) scripts
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

It was from 2.9.6 and imported to 2.9.41. I found the problem. THe export of the script didn't put the back slash "\" before ( and ) but it was required for importing it. A quick fine/replace fixed the problem.
by bokad
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: bad export of (large) scripts
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

I have the same issue with attempting to re-import large scripts and netwatch commands. Was this ever resolved?
by bokad
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HotSpot Packet Marking NOT working..
Replies: 3
Views: 846

It's been a while since I tried but I also had the same results when I attempted to set this up.
by bokad
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Computers with IPV6 installed and MT Hotspot
Replies: 16
Views: 4415

Computers with IPV6 installed and MT Hotspot

Computers with IPV6 installed and MT Hotspot I had a long standing problem that I've just figured out so I thought I would share with you all. The problem is that clients with IPV6 installed on their machine could not use my hotspot. They would pull a good IP address from DHCP and could ping IP's al...
by bokad
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 240Km link with RB532 @ 20Mbits
Replies: 62
Views: 41428

If my in-head-calculator doesn't leave me, earth curvature alone will build a "mountain" of just over 4500 (!) meters for a distance of 300 miles (which should be about 480 kilometers)...
Wow, my bad! The calculator I was using was way out of whack on earth curve!
by bokad
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone using the RB150
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Anyone using the RB150

The RB150 (small 5 port switch that runs RouterOS) looks interesting but I haven't seen ANY discussion of it yet? Is anyone using these? If so, what are you using for a case? No one seems to sell a case for it yet.
by bokad
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 240Km link with RB532 @ 20Mbits
Replies: 62
Views: 41428

Is there any reason this couldn't be done to longer distances? Say 300 miles? Radiowaves makes a set of 38dbi 5.8Ghz dishes. That would put the theoretical signal level at -65 or so with moderate cable loss. Was such great height necessary on both ends of the link? At 300 miles and 5.8Ghz it seems y...
by bokad
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any way to graph the drop from a queue?
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Is there any way to graph the drop from a queue?

Is there any way (SNMP or otherwise) to graph the number of drops from a queue? I can't find any but I'm hoping...
by bokad
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using HTTPS sign-on with hotspot consumes all memory
Replies: 7
Views: 5740

Cabana: Thank you for your helpful contribution Everyone else: I did send the support-output to MT but unfortunately their response was "try upgrading to the latest version". This isn't viable for me because there have been some major changes in hotspot between versions (I run 2.9.6) and I can't aff...
by bokad
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using HTTPS sign-on with hotspot consumes all memory
Replies: 7
Views: 5740

Hello??? Is anyone using HTTPS auth for their MikroTik hotspot?
by bokad
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing problem for the FAQ.
Replies: 6
Views: 2814

As it looks like you are just doing normal routing and nothing ROS specific, it won't matter what kind of router you have at the other site.
by bokad
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using HTTPS sign-on with hotspot consumes all memory
Replies: 7
Views: 5740

Using HTTPS sign-on with hotspot consumes all memory

When I use https logon for my hotspot (supports about 800 regular users) memory uses starts to climb rapidly and continues until all (224MB) memory is used. Eventually the router runs out of memory and starts to behave strangely (won’t answer DNS requests, etc…) until it is rebooted. Disabling https...
by bokad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WLAN1 interface disappears aft upgrade from 2.9.14 to 2.9.27
Replies: 2
Views: 619

WLAN1 interface disappears aft upgrade from 2.9.14 to 2.9.27

I upgraded a remote WRAP box from 2.9.14 to 2.9.27. When the system came back up it no longer shows as having a WLAN1 card (a CM9 in this case). WLAN2 still shows up fine. I downgraded from 2.9.27 to 2.9.14 and it still shows no sign of WLAN1! Anyone else have this problem?
by bokad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Warning about hotspot keepalive timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 3563

Yes, I am using the hotspot in front of a routed network. I'm sure several others are as well. Maybe the default keepalive timeout could be changed to 10 to 30 minutes or some note put in the documentation to prevent problems with future users.
by bokad
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9.14 on WRAP board reboots whenever traffic reaches a few
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Great advice.

The problem ended up being marginal power. The POE CAT-5 run was only 90ft and I had recrimped the cable at least twice. Once I replaced it with a shorter cable (70ft), everything ran fine. Must have been cruddy cable.
by bokad
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9.14 on WRAP board reboots whenever traffic reaches a few
Replies: 2
Views: 659

v2.9.14 on WRAP board reboots whenever traffic reaches a few

I have a WRAP box running v2.9.14 that reboots under minimal traffic load. It runs fine for hours until any small traffic spike above a few hundred kbps. Say by running bandwidth tester against it, attempting to log in via winbox, or downloading a large file. I've tested all of these conditions and ...
by bokad
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dropping connections as soon as data is transmitted
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Interference. I had a 5Ghz link at under a mile with great RSL. Registration would rapidly cycle when traffic was transmitted. Finally I blocked all traffic except ping and found that any ping of above 400 bytes would kill the link. Also ping times were erratic. I changed the channel and everything ...
by bokad
Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4 - 5.725Ghz frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Thanks for the excellent response, that did the trick.
by bokad
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4 - 5.725Ghz frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

5.4 - 5.725Ghz frequencies

What do I need to do to be able to use the 5.4 - 5.7Ghz range on my Mikrotik router with a CM9 card? I heard of some sort of special license.

Thanks,
Boka
by bokad
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to keep simple queue before dynamic ones?
Replies: 0
Views: 618

How to keep simple queue before dynamic ones?

I have a simple queue that I want to be at the top of the chain, before all the dynamic queues. The problem is that everyone time a new hotspot user logs on a dynamic queue is created and my simple queue is pushed down the list. What can I do to keep my queue at the top of the chain? From the consol...
by bokad
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Password script in Hotspot mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

/ip hotspot user export

will show all info about the hotspot user, including their password.
by bokad
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Hotspot Uptime format
Replies: 3
Views: 2820

The below PHP function will take the Mikrotik time format (ex. 5d10h23m14s) and return it as number of seconds. From there it should be easy enough to convert it to hh:mm:ss or whatever else you want. There may even be a built in PHP function that already does it. Check http://www.php.net. Of course...
by bokad
Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange disconnect with delayed reconnect, "no beacons&
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Some additional information from tonights troubleshooting: Noise floor on both ends is always -95 or better. So here's the strangeness: "A" is the AP with an omni, "B" is the CPE with the 23db grid (1) I can never get it to associate on freq 5745, even both antennas and cards should be fine with tha...
by bokad
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange disconnect with delayed reconnect, "no beacons&
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Strange disconnect with delayed reconnect, "no beacons&

I have two MT v2.9.11 boxes. One is an AP with an omni antenna and the other is acting as a station with a directional grid. They are about .2 miles apart and the signal level is ~-55. The station has a CM9 card, the AP has an Atheros 5354. 802.11a with no nstream Everyone couple hours the station w...
by bokad
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to completely remove The Dude
Replies: 5
Views: 4128

Unfortunately that didn't fix the problem. Still get the same error message. I installed the software on another machine though and it worked fine so it's definitely some problem with removing the older version. Besides running the uninstall I also went through the registry, etc... still no joy. Any...
by bokad
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to completely remove The Dude
Replies: 5
Views: 4128

Does beta 19 still support the traffic graphs? Do you know where I can download it from, I can't find that version on the MT site. I also saw where it was endlessly loggging in the the boxes. However, it only happened if you had them defined as being RouterOS but without an accurate username and pas...
by bokad
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to completely remove The Dude
Replies: 5
Views: 4128

How to completely remove The Dude

I installed a newer version after removing the old but now when I try to access it via the web, it goes to the logon page but then nothing after that and also displays the following error on the server "BUG in dude version 0.91: ASSERT !"most probably you have mismatch in client and server part" How...
by bokad
Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 output power - please read
Replies: 51
Views: 15495

Does this problem (and fix) apply across all version of RouterOS?
by bokad
Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do all packets go to all towers on a bridged network?
Replies: 1
Views: 676

(1) In a bridged network network the only packets that will go everywhere are broadcast frames. This does not include your pings.

(2) Your pings are such a miniscule size that you would have to have an extremely slow link (32kbps?) to ever notice them.
by bokad
Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Warning about hotspot keepalive timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 3563

Warning about hotspot keepalive timeout

I recently found that that hotspot profile “keepalive-timeout” feature (default value of two minutes) uses ping to verify that a client is still alive. If a client is running a personal firewall that blocks incoming pings (XP service pack 2, Norton, etc…), and has not sent any network traffic in the...
by bokad
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Burst setting for PCQ queues and hotspot profiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Burst setting for PCQ queues and hotspot profiles

A little confused, how can I set the bursting parameters for a hotspot profile or a PCF queue.

There is only one field (rate-limit or pcq-rate) for each. Do I just put all the parameters in there separated by a / ? What order do they go in?
by bokad
Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I use MT's own AAA remotely?
Replies: 2
Views: 866

You can't use one MT box to authenticate clients on another. It can be a AAA client but not a server. Consider a simple and free RADIUS server like FreeRADIUS or Multitech RADIUS (search for radius201.exe)
by bokad
Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: What small form factor hardware do you run on?
Replies: 2
Views: 974

What small form factor hardware do you run on?

I'm looking for a fanless small form factor board to run MT on with a bit more oomph than the RB500's. Probably C3 or Pentium M proc. Preferrably passively cooled (no cpu fan) and with a fanless power supply.
What small hardware platforms are you running MT on with success?
Bought from where?
by bokad
Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unlimit from cashe
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

I don't know if RouterOS has anyway of telling you if there something is a cache hit or not. There is a a plugin for SQUID proxy though that will allow you to change the TOS on packets that are coming from the cache. You can then set different mangle and queue rules on the MT based on the TOS. It's ...
by bokad
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advantage to connection mark vs just packet mark for queues?
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Advantage to connection mark vs just packet mark for queues?

I notice in the manual that they show marking a connection and then marking the packets in that connection for use in queueing. Is there any advantage to this vs. just marking directly marking the packets in mangle without first marking the connection?
by bokad
Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Vertical or Horizontal Polarized Antenna for Hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Vertical or Horizontal Polarized Antenna for Hotspot

In setting up a hotspot aimed at laptop users, is it best to use an H-pol or V-pol antenna? What kind of antenna do most laptops have built in?
by bokad
Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Would you like to stay connected" prompt for hots
Replies: 0
Views: 537

"Would you like to stay connected" prompt for hots

I want to prevent people from staying connected while they are away from their machines for extended periods of time. Currently I set a “session-timeout” for the hotspot user profile. This is not ideal though as I would like for those who are present at their computers to be able to stay connected. ...
by bokad
Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I import my hot spot users list
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

open that file in notepad or some other editor, copy the commands starting at "/ip hotspot user", log in to the MikroTik, and paste them in.
by bokad
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Info Request: Hotspot users profile transparent proxy
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Info Request: Hotspot users profile transparent proxy

What are the dis/advantages of turning off/on transparent proxy under the hotspot users profile? If you're already using NAT is there any reason at all to turn it on?
by bokad
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ideal height to mount hotspot outdoor radios
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

How close are your clients? Using this online calculator and assuming a typical omni beamwidth of 7 degrees, you can see that at 30 meters heigth they will need to be at least 500 meters away to be in the sweet spot for signal strength. Inside that radius singal strength falls off rapidly. http://ww...
by bokad
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual / help for bandwidth tester tool
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Manual / help for bandwidth tester tool

I've been running the bandwidth tester tool and it works great between two Mikrotik boxes. However, this maxes out the CPU and it is recommended to test from client to client. I'm having problems with the windows client though when connecting to the MT or another Windows box. Sometimes I can only do...
by bokad
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: how many clients can MT control simultaneously in hotspot
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

A bit early for April fools. Late Halloween prank?
by bokad
Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic billing/account creation and hotspot user manageme
Replies: 21
Views: 6055

re: Telnet...I don't recall if I mentioned in the original write up, but the SSH implementation in the current PHP package for windows is broken. In my environment the server was directly connected to the MikroTik so there was no threat of someone sniffing the traffic. My original goal was to provid...
by bokad
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changes between Router OS 2.9.6 and 2.9.7
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Gracias. Looks pretty safe to install. Sorry to see there are no fixes/enhancements for the Ubiquiti 400mw cards.
by bokad
Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changes between Router OS 2.9.6 and 2.9.7
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Changes between Router OS 2.9.6 and 2.9.7

I look on the site but couldn't find the changelog for 2.9.7.
Anyone?
by bokad
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disappearing, reappearing SR5
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Disappearing, reappearing SR5

Well, mostly disappearing. The Setup: I received two 400mw 802.11A SR5 mini PCI cards from demarctech today. I went to upgrade my main hub, running RouterOS 2.9.6 on a RB532 with a 12db 5.8Ghz omni and one radio. The current radio is an Atheros 5354. I'm using a 48V POE supply on a ~50 foot length o...
by bokad
Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Preventing low quality connections from spoiling good ones
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Preventing low quality connections from spoiling good ones

The setup: I run several hotspots on a military base in Iraq. These hotspots encompass the living areas (mostly tents and trailers). There is no fixed installation of client equipment, just Joe's powering up a laptop in their room. The problem: Due to all the concrete walls, barriers, and other nast...
by bokad
Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Real world experience with multiple 400mw mPCI cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 5782

Real world experience with multiple 400mw mPCI cards?

So... reading various forums and what not I've seen quite a bit of "should work" and "it worked for a friend of mine" WRT running 2 or more 400mw cards in the routerboard 500. Anyone here been able to do it reliably?
by bokad
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic billing/account creation and hotspot user manageme
Replies: 21
Views: 6055

Apologies that I haven't contacted any of you yet. I just got a bunch of equipment in and I've had a whole lot of sleepless nights. As soon as I can get some basic documentation together I'll post/send the info. Glad to see there is a market for this. Anyway, until I can get some stuff together a go...
by bokad
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic billing/account creation and hotspot user manageme
Replies: 21
Views: 6055

Automatic billing/account creation and hotspot user manageme

I'm starting a small WISP and have chosen RouterOS hotspot as my gateway/user management. I was looking for any free/simple ways to accept credit cards and automatically create accounts on the MikroTik. I've come up with a solution that some of you may be interested in. If this has already been done...