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by NZLamb
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti Networks stability issue timeout
Replies: 36
Views: 4784

I should add that it is only the SR2 that I have this problem with, all other cards I have tried are fine including the SR5.
by NZLamb
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti Networks stability issue timeout
Replies: 36
Views: 4784

I've noticed this too with the SR2. It doesn't seem to be affected by the antenna or cabling type.

The only thing I've noticed is that it seems worse on the higher channels (about 10 and up) and the latency often improves when the transmit power is set to about 23dBm.
by NZLamb
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager reporting feature
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

User Manager reporting feature

I've set up the User Manager 2.9.27 on a RB532 on the test bench to authenticate PPPoE clients. It works very well, with session information being logged normally so I can check the usage of each user. The funny part is the reporting feature in the user manager returns nothing at all. Is this a know...
by NZLamb
Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Still locking up all the time!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3490

I have never had anything but trouble from AMD products.
Ditto, though I think this is due to a lack of any decent chipsets rather than the quality of the CPU itself. I have never had one glitch running MT on Intel stuff.
by NZLamb
Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Still locking up all the time!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3490

Re: further info..

i was about to buy SiS this last time...
You have got to be joking, right? :lol:
by NZLamb
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WLM54g vrs CM9
Replies: 12
Views: 2768

one other strange thing happend with wlm54g on a rb502 board they do not get power out of the u-fl plugs !! we tested this on 3 different rb502 and a few more wlm54g cards the cards work in the base rb532 quite ok Try placing tape over pin 13 of the cards to insulate the contact. Some cards will di...
by NZLamb
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is happening guys ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

What type of wireless card are you using? I have noticed some types of card can only transmit from one antenna connector. Also check the pigtails as the Ufl connectors are very easy to accidentally damage.
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: likely causes of winbox aborting immediately?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

try to use the latest Winbox (from http://demo2.mt.lv)
Is that the same one that is included with RouterOS 2.9.26?
by NZLamb
Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: likely causes of winbox aborting immediately?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

I've had that happen on multi-homed Windoze boxes when accessing MT gear via a MAC address. Using the IP address instead fixes it.
by NZLamb
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overclocking the rb532...opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 10418

For good measure, since it gets hot here in the summers, I buy "ramsinks" from newegg.com that come with self-stick thermal pads and slap those on the RB CPU. Just a little extra measure of comfort, the downside being that you can't use the CF slot if you put a heatsink on the cpu. I use small self...
by NZLamb
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overclocking the rb532...opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 10418

To force change over the air try this
/system routerboard settings set cpu-frequency=330 
Power cycle after prompt returns. After reboot type
/system routerboard settings keep-frequency 
by NZLamb
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Userman limitation
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

In fact its so limited that you cant do rate limiting......
Use 2.9.26

Remember this is a beta product... ;)
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager on MIPS platform
Replies: 6
Views: 4629

Legendary! :D

The user manager looks like a fantastic product from what I have used so far, I can't wait to load it up on a RB532 and see how it performs.
by NZLamb
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot login page not loading, anyone seen this before
Replies: 11
Views: 6241

I usually leave it blank.
I'd never tried that to be honest! :) If you fill it in and the client can't resolve the name it refuses to work.
by NZLamb
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot login page not loading, anyone seen this before
Replies: 11
Views: 6241

Have you created a host record for the hotspot on the DNS server? I had a similar problem to this when I forgot to do that once.
by NZLamb
Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

200W? Do you grill your sheep with that? :D
No, just the possums. :wink: Unless you count myself...
by NZLamb
Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Sure Paul!

FYI and anyone else interested, the full NZ regs covering unlicensed bands can be found at http://www.rsm.govt.nz/licensing/gurls/gurl-srd.html

-- EDIT --

WLAN related stuff is at http://www.rsm.govt.nz/licensing/frl/information.html
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Cards for routerboards
Replies: 20
Views: 6235

Damn, I just ordered a bunch but haven't set them up yet! In hindsight I guess it pays to ask first! :)

Mind you they won't be used for anything over 3km and will be out in the sticks with no other networks around so hopefully will be OK.
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

I'm in Blenheim. Beccara has covered the regs exactly :)
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Cards for routerboards
Replies: 20
Views: 6235

What about the Compex WLM54G? Anyone here used these before or have any opinions?
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Upload and Download Limits
Replies: 3
Views: 2896

Re: Upload and Download Limits

It would be nice to be able to add Upload and Download limits (in addition to Time) while creating new credit entries.
I second that! :)
by NZLamb
Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager on MIPS platform
Replies: 6
Views: 4629

What about a RB532 with 64MB RAM and 128MB flash storage? Or even a CF card?

I ask because I have an application where running the user manager on a RB532 would suit really nicely... :)
by NZLamb
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 output power - please read
Replies: 51
Views: 15489

My bad, thank you for the explanation. :)
by NZLamb
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 output power - please read
Replies: 51
Views: 15489

I think what djape means is that running the card at its maximum power will not suit every installation; as with any type of gear you should tune your equipment settings so that it runs at its peak performance, not just leave everything as default. Regarding legal issues, MT cannot make your network...
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: speed jump up and down
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Perhaps try killing the turbo on the receive interface? Turbo mode uses a much wider frequency range than standard mode so you are probably generating interference on your transmit interface. I'd try to keep both the transmit and receive cards configured as similar as possible.
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Super Range 2 and Routerboad 532
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

I have a node using a RB532 with two SR5s on full power. I use the same 48v power over ethernet injector, great for long runs as you don't get as much voltage drop. This setup draws something very close to 16W so I am aware there isn't much room using those power supplies but it does seem to go fine.
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP Bridge and WDS station vs Bridge and station
Replies: 8
Views: 7465

You need to create a WDS interface and assign it the respective WLAN interface. You also add the MAC address of the remote unit to this WDS interface. e.g. run the command: int wir wds add name="wds1" mac-address= [local MAC address] master-interface=wlan1 wds-address= [remote bridge MAC address] As...
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 output power - please read
Replies: 51
Views: 15489

Excellent, thank you! I am setting up an installation that needs to have the card's output wound back slightly so that is very useful to know 8)
by NZLamb
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SRx's and compression
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

The problem I have had with SR cards is enabling compression and encryption (any type) at the same time; it completely kills the link under any type of configuration. Using either one or the other by itself allowed the link to work fine, however to me security is much more important than speed. MT c...
by NZLamb
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPU utilization with WPA/WEP
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Oops! :oops: I just performed a quick test on my rig, the CPU usage does go up a bit (I have edited my first post accordingly) but the actual data throughput remains the same as before. I assume this is what Atheros meant in their documentation as throughput is the part that really counts to the end...
by NZLamb
Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPU utilization with WPA/WEP
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

I use WPA/AES on a P2P link with SR5s (Atheros) in RouterBOARD 532s. Enabling WPA added about 20% load on the CPU over leaving it unencrypted under heavy load.

What hardware are you running RouterOS on?
by NZLamb
Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 output power - please read
Replies: 51
Views: 15489

I was told by someone that the output power on the SR2 was not adjustable, it simply put out 400mW regardless of what was set in RouterOS. I gather this is not true?
by NZLamb
Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dlink DFE-580
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Is there any alternative to this DFE-580 ( i need a 4 port card)??
Pity, it looks like a nice card on paper at least (I haven't used one myself). :?

Why don't you grab a RouterBOARD 44; it's made by the same guys who brought you RouterOS so I doubt you could go wrong with that. :wink:
by NZLamb
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP Bridge and WDS station vs Bridge and station
Replies: 8
Views: 7465

FYI, If you need to change the channel of the p2p link, make sure you change the Remote Unit first, otherwise you'll be driving out to the location to change the frequency on site because you lost connection to the remote unit. You can also set up the remote station to WDS slave mode, this seems to...
by NZLamb
Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: U.FL versus MMCX connectors (or, why go microscopic?)
Replies: 10
Views: 10959

Not at all; RouterOS refers to the two antenna connectors on wireless cards as A and B. All he asked is which antenna needed to be enabled in RouterOS to use the MMCX connector, which is antenna B. This has nothing to do with the speed the card operates at.
by NZLamb
Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: U.FL versus MMCX connectors (or, why go microscopic?)
Replies: 10
Views: 10959

Hi, if i use an mmcx conector on SR cards, should i change antenna-mode to b?
Yes
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.8GHZ link performance
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

I'm using the same cards and PW 22dBi grid antennas gear over a 5km (3.1 mile) link and getting a consistent -55db signal at each end. LOS is good but not perfect. I have kept the antenna cables (LMR400) down to just over a metre each but I would prefer to use better quality N connectors than I alre...
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: U.FL versus MMCX connectors (or, why go microscopic?)
Replies: 10
Views: 10959

Agreed, this is one reason why I like the SR cards with their MMCX connectors. They also have RP-SMA as an option but sadly I haven't any suppliers offering these yet.
by NZLamb
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Rackmount kit for routerboard 500 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

I would recommend heading down to your local electronics store and buying a 1U 19" rackmount case. Most electronics suppliers sell these for building electronic projects and they normally have a movable rail system inside which will make several RBs very easy to mount. I sucessfully mounted a full s...
by NZLamb
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Real world experience with multiple 400mw mPCI cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

This won't make any difference as the RB 500 series onboard regulator can only provide a maximum of about 11W to add-on cards, and the SR cards draw a little over 5W each under full load.
by NZLamb
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Works fine for me using latest firmware on the D-Link AP and having it set up in client mode, with Mikrotik set up as ap-bridge. This is good for several km as long as you have reasonable antennas.

Do note that I haven't tested it for long term reliability so your results may vary.
by NZLamb
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power problems at RB532
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

The CM9 draws just under 2W, so 4x 2W is 8W. The RB532 specs claim it draws 6W so that's a grand total of 14W maximum. At 12v this is a little over an amp, so you really want a power supply capable of at least 1.5A at 12v. I'm not sure what the specs on the supply you have are however this should po...
by NZLamb
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MiniUPS Connector
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

MiniUPS Connector

What's the deal with the MiniUPS connector found on RouterBOARDs? Seems like it could be very useful however I cannot find any useful information on it, nor does the daughterboard mentioned in the RB200 manual seem to be available. :?
by NZLamb
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 532 NIC activity going crazy
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

I have also had this exact problem with VIA network cards before (seems to be a hardware issue - happened in all driver versions and OS types), though I haven't been able to find out any further information. The only solution is to connect it to a different type of NIC or switch.
by NZLamb
Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Real world experience with multiple 400mw mPCI cards?
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: Real world experience with multiple 400mw mPCI cards?

I have been running two SR5s in a RB532 without problems, everything is rock stable. Do not use any more than two SR cards in RB500 boards as it will overload the onboard power regulator.
by NZLamb
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WPA-PSK with none Mikrotik Clients
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

I'm having this exact same problem, same errors logged as well. Can connect fine using notebook running WinXP, but not with a MT based client