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by Jamesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I disable a script
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: How can I disable a script

so simple. :) Thanks
by Jamesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't add ports in ROS 5.5
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Can't add ports in ROS 5.5

Yes, ended up flashing the unit back to factory settings and that fixed the issue.
by Jamesy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: gigabyte wireless bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: gigabyte wireless bridge?

Thanks, I've looked at full duplex 1gb gear and it is frightfully expensive.

100mb could get me running and banking money for the next big thing.

I'm not familiar with sxt. I'll google it and see what I come up with.
by Jamesy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: gigabyte wireless bridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

gigabyte wireless bridge?

I have two buildings separated by 500' on a college campus. Between the buildings is city street and another single story unit etc so running a cable isn't an option. I'd rather not lease a line from the phone company. currently the 'disconnected building is fed by a T1 line. The goal is to drop tha...
by Jamesy
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433 cpu mode at regular
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: RB433 cpu mode at regular

I have the same problem on a 433ah with ROS 5.5 on it. Were you ever able to resolve your issue?

I can edit and save from power-save to regular but the save doesn't stick. I also don't see the cpu-mode displayed when I run the print command.
by Jamesy
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Power save mode on AP?
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Power save mode on AP?

I have a ap that is powered by solar and batteries. I am curious if anyone has used a 'power saver' mode at an ap and with what results. My understanding is that with power save mode turned on the card will 'power down' between beacon frames and wake to hear the frames to determine if it needs to go...
by Jamesy
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I check for retransmits on my ap?
Replies: 0
Views: 390

How can I check for retransmits on my ap?

I am trying to determine if playing with the fragmention settings at my ap will yield better through put. This post is more of a learning post and no real issue exists. Is there a column I can turn on when watching the wireless interface that would give me stats on retransmits? If I find there are r...
by Jamesy
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't add ports in ROS 5.5
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Can't add ports in ROS 5.5

I've added a bridge but I then go to add ports to that bridge and the + and - buttons are greyed out.

How can I add ports?

(I've just upgraded from 4.17 so I'm learning if things have moved)
by Jamesy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I disable a script
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: How can I disable a script

Won't that just delete the script?

I'd like to leave the script up there but simply disable it from running for a bit.

If this is not possible I assume I can download the script and save it for later. I was just hoping there was functionality to simply disable it rather than delete it.
by Jamesy
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I disable a script
Replies: 4
Views: 702

How can I disable a script

I'd like to disable a script but not remove it. How can I achieve this?
by Jamesy
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Ave signal strength reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Ave signal strength reading?

hmmm, I know the signal that is 'swinging' . I was just hoping for a way to graph it much like the mrtg graphs then I can look at the change over time. (Lower at night, or during a rainy day etc.) Then I can better predict some of my fade margin needs. You suggested I upgrade to ROS 5 and the proble...
by Jamesy
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Ave signal strength reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Ave signal strength reading?

I am trying to see what the ave signal strength reading for a radio is. I can watch the signal strength and tx siganl strength fields fluctate under the registration tab but was curious if there was any way I could take a 1hr ave, 1day ave etc. Curious to see the swings on a rainy, humid, windy, sti...
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: default forwarding-no, how do i change?
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

Re: default forwarding-no, how do i change?

ok, So I can turn off forwarding on the client and that prevents that client from forwarding packets to other clients on that radio but will not keep it from forwarding packets through the switch and out to the bh. If I turn off forwarding in the ap then I would kill the link as the ap would no long...
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: default forwarding-no, how do i change?
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

Re: default forwarding-no, how do i change?

So with default forwarding off, or unchecked, at the client the clients will not be able to see each other but will still be able to communicate upstream?

I'd like to try it but don't want to lose access to a radio in the field by 'button pressing'.
by Jamesy
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: default forwarding-no, how do i change?
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

default forwarding-no, how do i change?

simple question really. In the access list of my ap I can see that I have clients set to forward 'yes'. I have one client that says 'no' in the column. I have checked wireless - interface - wireless and the 'default forward' box but it is grayed out 'yes' on the clients. (it is checked in the ap). T...
by Jamesy
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

So it's been awhile. This was lower on the 'immediacy' list so to say. I ended up setting up ntp on the dude server that is on the network. for some reason I was having trouble getting an off network ntp server to route correctly??? I've noticed that the mrtg graphs are only collecting data when the...
by Jamesy
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I configure RB411 as router
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: How can I configure RB411 as router

Thanks, The translation bit was quite helpful :)

I found this link as well in the wiki.

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Talk:User/Routing
by Jamesy
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I configure RB411 as router
Replies: 2
Views: 679

How can I configure RB411 as router

Hoping someone can help.

I am looking to setup a 411 board as a router handing down dhcp through the eth1 port.

Running ROS 4.16. If someone could point me to a wiki or give me some idea of how to do it in winbox that would be great.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
by Jamesy
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

So turned out the solar controller was doing voltage compensation due to the cold. (about 10degrees F) Installed a 'device' to lower the voltage getting to the cat5 by 3volts. Working well at this point.
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Real throughput of P Throughput field?
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Real throughput of P Throughput field?

Should be an easy question. Signalling rate shows 9mb, p throughput (potential throughput) shows 3900k. I assume this is roughly half 9mb due to half duplex. Should I expect almost 4mb throughput as indicated by this field. Essentially am I reading this field correctly?
by Jamesy
Thu May 26, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: prevent poor link radio from interfering with other cpes?
Replies: 1
Views: 490

prevent poor link radio from interfering with other cpes?

I'm newer to MK but spend a lot of time in this forum. I have a cpe (rb411 w/xr9) that is dropping every 30sec - 2min. Poor signal strength/ccq etc. Simply a poor deployment. Anyway... How can I disable it at the ap so I can see if the network performance improves? (cpe obviously has high retransmit...
by Jamesy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

Manual says over voltage protection starts at 28v. system health showed 32.2v before it went down. Usually we run around 27v so this might be it. Can anyone tell me what happens when there is over voltage? does the rb411 regulate or shutdown? My other rb411 at the same location does not show voltage...
by Jamesy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: system health voltage not showing on 4.10
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: system health voltage not showing on 4.10

rb411 4.10 not showing voltage.

just upgraded another one of my rb411 boards to 4.16 and it still shows 0.0.

Mikrotik is this a bug?
by Jamesy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

I'm not sure if I can put my finger on this but I'm still having trouble. 24mb signalling, 100% ccq, pwr level 63 and 67 far end. Power level doesn't waiver. Link keeps dropping once every few minutes or so. I've dropped the probes to 10sec 2sec timeout, 1 retry but I'm not registering outages so th...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: system health voltage not showing on 4.10
Replies: 3
Views: 819

system health voltage not showing on 4.10

I just installed a bh with 4.10. System health shows 0.0 for voltage.

Should I upgrade to current version (4.16)?

Can anyone recommend or confirm the issue. It was working on 4.6.
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

got it working. two 411 boards with level 3 at each end. one is set to station wds with dynamic wds turned on an attached to the bridge group. the other is bridge with wds and also attached to the bridge group. Don't know why it wasn't working initially but it was a different issue. Power of some so...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

I sent a guy up with a radio configured as bridge mode with wds dynamic attached to the bridge group. far end is station wds with dynamic wds and same bridge group. band, frequency, ssid, antenna mode are all configured Won't link. Is anyone around who can confirm before I call my guy back from the ...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: basic bridge setup

but for the other end I can just select bridge? I assume I will need to turn on wds dynamic and assign it to the same bridge on this one as well?

Thanks in advance
by Jamesy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic bridge setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

basic bridge setup

can I use two lvl3 411 boards to create a back haul? I'm hoping I can put each into bridge mode and they will link up. Can anyone confirm this? I had a 433 lvl 5 board fail on a bh and am looking for a quick work around. this 433 connected to a switch then out to a mikrotik ap. Do I need wds in this...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

got it. Route issue. The radios are managed on a private network and this one had no good route to the public. Gave it a public ip alongside the management ip and was able to send successfully to our public mail server. Looks like i'm on the right course now. Working to correctly get dns in this one...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

So gmail likely won't work if it requires tls until v5 is officially released.

I have my own sendmail server we have been working to get up and running. I am not the admin though so there is a lot of back and forth.

hmmm. Not sure where to go from here.
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router board losing settings
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Router board losing settings

:) I'm using the same unit but the 24 volt version. It shuts off at 23.5 volts. (I wish it was more adjustable as 23.5 isn't tunable at all) How long is your cable run? I have two. One to the 433 is 200' and voltage there is two volts below what the batteries read. (cable loss) The other is a 411 an...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

yes pop access is allowed and working fine through my laptop client. (outlook).

I'm still looking for where to set tls permanently. I just used the command line to set it for the test.

No concerns on my ping test?
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router board losing settings
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Router board losing settings

This week I've had two interesting scenarios. One a rb411 (4.10)somehow disabled its wireless card. I had to reprogram its frequency etc. The other, five days later, a 433 (4.6) somehow lost its bridge and I had to set that back up. Both systems are attached to a solar powered facility. Temp is abou...
by Jamesy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

thanks Tim, great wiki. I have tried a few things now. I have just tried with my gmail account. Winbox resolved the smtp.gmail.com to an ip. I used my gmail email address in the from field. put in port 587. I tried with and without tls from the terminal and with and without a user and password. I st...
by Jamesy
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

Coming back around to this. I can ping the mail server. in the tools email I am assuming the 'user' is my mikrotik router login user? (Or is is the email account username to log into the mail server?) send from: email address that is setup on the mail server to send from (someone@somewhere.com) pass...
by Jamesy
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Monitoring battery voltage on solar panels
Replies: 13
Views: 5694

Re: Monitoring battery voltage on solar panels

Equis,

I am new to writing scripts in tik. Can i copy the code into text editor and put in my info, insert it in files on my rb433, and the rb will run it or is there another step?
by Jamesy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to obtain license in 3.65 spectrum?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

how to obtain license in 3.65 spectrum?

I am looking to get a license to put up a 3.65ghz back haul link for a WISP but am having trouble learning/pinpointing the process.

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction to the application path to obtain a license in the United States.
by Jamesy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: biomass absorption rule of thumb?
Replies: 1
Views: 441

biomass absorption rule of thumb?

I've come across this quote a few times and was looking for input into its validity: 'General rule of thumb: One decibel of absorption per 100 meters of trees per 100 MHz of frequency.' I believe pertains to 2.4 and 3.65 spectrum. I figure that is somewhere in the ballpark but what i'm really wonder...
by Jamesy
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: tx/rx rate field question
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: tx/rx rate field question

Yes I am using 5mhz channel spacing.

So 13.5 and half duplex I should test out around 6mbps or so?

my p throughput would roughly match up then. (7000kbps give or take)
by Jamesy
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: adaptive noise immunity setting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

adaptive noise immunity setting?

As I understand it from the wiki it will dynamically make adjustments to minimize interference. What I don't understand are the the various settings I see in the drop down list (ap client mode and just client mode). what is the difference in these settings and can someone give me some real world exp...
by Jamesy
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: tx/rx rate field question
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

tx/rx rate field question

I notice under wireless tables in winbox that in the tx/rx rate field I get the signalling rate followed by a /4. What does this 4 signify.

My columns look like 54Mbps/4/54Mbps/4.

Thanks in advance.
by Jamesy
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: setup snmp to watch link history traffic in dude
Replies: 1
Views: 2193

setup snmp to watch link history traffic in dude

I am trying to setup the dude (3.5) to graph the bitrate in the link windows under the history tab found by double clicking on a device but having some trouble. setup: Two units connected via wireless bridge. (411 boards with xr9 cards) Passing traffic fine. I have picked the snmp profile in the dev...
by Jamesy
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish

Thanks Tim, That picture helped me out. In the picture the horn 'goes with' the grid pattern. Many thanks. As a side note you mentioned earlier that you prefer vertical pol over water. I would have thought h pol would serve me better over water due to water reflecting from v pol. I'd love to hear yo...
by Jamesy
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish

Thanks Tim, I don't think I was quite clear enough. I can install the horn two ways on this unit. One way and 90 degrees from that way. The grid is more rectangular shaped. so the horn could be in line with a wider portion of the grid/mesh or a narrower portion. Here is a link to an example: http://...
by Jamesy
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

how to determine pol on parabolic mesh dish

Odd question I know but I'm having trouble with these foreign instructions. unit is a parabolic gd58 from laird technologies. The horn is round and has an arrow pointing outward for polarity otherwise I wouldn't have known that. For h pol I have the arrow parrallel to the ground, obviously, but I am...
by Jamesy
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what is periodic calibration?
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: what is periodic calibration?

I have a bh that is apbridge to a bridge client.

Any insight into what I might gain by using it here?

What sort of symptoms does the calibration attempt to mitigate?
by Jamesy
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what is a hidden node?
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: what is a hidden node?

I turned on rts/cts on the clients (ten in total on this particular sector) and the problem went away. CSMA is also disabled on the ap at this point. (It wasn't when the problem existed) For background info the sector has n streme and the ccq is above 80% on all nodes. All nodes except for the lates...
by Jamesy
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what is a hidden node?
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

what is a hidden node?

I've been reading up on cts rts etc after having an issue with clients disconnecting earlier today. I am unsure what is meant when someone talks about a hidden node. ( I find people talking about hidden nodes and using rts cts to fix it) I have my aps setup to not allow forwarding. ( I don't want on...
by Jamesy
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what is periodic calibration?
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

what is periodic calibration?

I can't seem to figure out what periodic calibration is or how it would affect an ap or client.

I know I can turn it on at the ap or client and set it to a time such as 10 min but what is this setting doing?

Thanks in advance
by Jamesy
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: xr3-3.5 card uses/license?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: xr3-3.5 card uses/license?

found this on page 108: 5.433 In Regions 2 and 3, in the band 3400-3600 MHz the radiolocation service is allocated on a primary basis. However, all administrations operating radiolocation systems in this band are urged to cease operations by 1985. Thereafter, administrations shall take all practicab...
by Jamesy
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: xr3-3.5 card uses/license?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: xr3-3.5 card uses/license?

Sorry, Yes I am in the USA. You're saying that 3.65 encompasses the whole 3.5-3.7 spectrum and that it is not two sets? I've been searching hi and low but haven't been able to definitely determine other than finding cards that are used in two different spectrum places. Is anyone using spectrum below...
by Jamesy
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: xr3-3.5 card uses/license?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

xr3-3.5 card uses/license?

I've come across this card from Ubiquity but am looking for clarification for it's uses. I know 3.65-3.7 (xr3-3.7 card) is licensed but I can't find much information on this chunk of spectrum that doesn't include 3.65-3.7. Is anyone using this card or could anyone give me advice or direction on this...
by Jamesy
Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

Sorry it has taken me so long to post back. In short I was unable to get fail over to work. Still playing with it.
by Jamesy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

I have been able to insert pool.ntp.org which is changes over to a 72.x.x.x ip. I have applied it and am waiting to see.

I set the clock as well. I hope doing that isn't a override. I'll post back.
by Jamesy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?

No insight?
by Jamesy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: grayed out radio in access list - consequences?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

grayed out radio in access list - consequences?

I had a ticket come in for a client that could not surf. Upon inspection I found the mac address of the radio in the access list twice. One time it was disabled. All other settings look fine. I don't see traffic flowing but the customer could have the radio off. I thought I'd ask here and see if any...
by Jamesy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client dhcp/route setup question
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: client dhcp/route setup question

If it helps this is what I would like to do. internet/gateway(172.16.1.1) <----bridge----> AP(static management ip 172.16.1.2) <----bridge----> CPE(static management ip 172.16.1.3 then hand dhcp down eth1 192.168.1.1/24) <---dhcp---> Client router/computer If I understand the above post correctly it...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client dhcp/route setup question
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: client dhcp/route setup question

Many thanks, I'll spend some time understanding what you posted. At first glance it looks like the ap is handing dhcp to each client radio? I'd like the ap and client radio to stay on a fixed ip then have the client radio act as a router passing dhcp down to the customer computer/router etc. I might...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to disable/enable client radio remotely
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: How to disable/enable client radio remotely

Thanks, I need to maintain radio link so I can turn it back on. I'd rather not have to drive out once the trouble is resolved. It should be a temporary solution. I am more used to canopy which has an ethernet kill switch that leaves the radio up and is still accessible via ip. Looks like doing the a...
by Jamesy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client dhcp/route setup question
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

client dhcp/route setup question

I would like my client radios to hand down private dhcp such as a 192.168.1.1 over eth1 rather than what I am currently doing which is a completely bridged network. Ideally each radio will have a private static ip for management logins through dude (172.16.0.x) and hand down dhcp to the client route...
by Jamesy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to disable/enable client radio remotely
Replies: 6
Views: 854

How to disable/enable client radio remotely

I'm looking for various ways to do this.

I was able to log in and disable the ethernet1 port. I can then get back in through winbox via mac as the ip address shows all 0's. The client had been back feeding dhcp.

What are some other ways to disable/enable a radio remotely or is this the most obvious?
by Jamesy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client radios linking/dropping rapidly
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: client radios linking/dropping rapidly

So I was able to log in via winbox with the IP not the mac. I put new hardware up and was able to log in. as soon as I set the unit to the proper frequency and had clients connect it kicked me out with the above error. Found the problem. My network is, ugh, a bridge. Someone plugged in a router back...
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hight ping
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: hight ping

Ping is low until you start to browse. In other words the car idles but when you put your foot down it chokes. I've experienced pings going up on my network when I reach capacity or have poor links. What is the power level of the link, ccq etc? do you have a tx/rx limit set and are you 'hitting' it?
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

On reboot the time is back to 1970. I wonder if the ntp server I picked has disappeared? Can I put a pool in the ROS instead of an ip? also when I reboot I lose all mrtg history. I have a 433 board with a 4gb microsd card. Is it possible to tell mrtg to save data to this card? I assume someone has d...
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

Well i'm in a good position to try it out with an outage at the moment so I'll spend some time and post back results.
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client radios linking/dropping rapidly
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: client radios linking/dropping rapidly

IP address: you mean simply put that in in winbox and log in or do you mean webbox. I'll try both. I have new configured hardware that I am going out with today as well. Power: It is a solar powered facility with several other radios. None of the other radios are having trouble and the voltage etc a...
by Jamesy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: spectrum analyzer in ROS
Replies: 1
Views: 547

spectrum analyzer in ROS

I thought I read that in V4.6 a spectrum analyzer was added. If this is true can someone point me to it. I can't find it in the main menus.
by Jamesy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: client radios linking/dropping rapidly
Replies: 3
Views: 594

client radios linking/dropping rapidly

sometime in the night something happened. :) All my clients off of one ap are associating and dropping constantly. (every few min to few sec). I've thought that someone might have turned something on to cause interference to I decided to move the radios to another frequency. Completed that but that ...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: basic hotspot setup help
Replies: 2
Views: 648

basic hotspot setup help

I have setup a basic hotspot. By basic I mean I have it up and broadcasting an ssid that laptops can connect to and surf. I've found plenty of how to's to get that far. Where I'm falling short is setting up a splash page. Ideally someone connects to the network and is redirected to the splash page f...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what level license for hotspot/hardware recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: what level license for hotspot/hardware recommendation

Many thanks, I see the product has a built in b/g card. I assume this is 2.4ghz? Just want to be sure as I'm learning this as I go.
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: what level license for hotspot/hardware recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

what level license for hotspot/hardware recommendation

What level license do I need to setup a 25-50ish user hotspot with authorize/paypal?

Second question is hardware. 411 board?

Radio card? Need to have wife enabled laptops connect. I'm assuming a 2.4ghz card as I can't think of any 5ghz laptops...
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

No problem.

Anyone have any insight into how to do this with point multipoint cpe environment?
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

Not laptops but cpes in a point multipoint environment.
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

hmmm. I guess I've never tried just with an ssid. I've always set the frequency and ssid when setting up a client radio.
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

So i'll need to specify a frequency initially to create a link but after that it can adapt to link to the ap with the strongest power provided the ssid and access lists are setup properly.

If I wanted to lock a radio to a specific ap I assume I could then remove it from the other access list?
by Jamesy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: level 3 p2p link?
Replies: 1
Views: 413

level 3 p2p link?

If I understand correctly I can use two level 3 licensed 411 boards to make a p2p link. If this is true can someone give me some insight into what mode to set them to? (IE AP bridge, bridge, station) I know I can't put it into AP bridge. Do I set both to bridge? I haven't found the working combinati...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: bitrate display question
Replies: 0
Views: 452

bitrate display question

in statistics tx/rx rate on a xr9 card the rate shows at 48Mbps/4/48Mbps/4. What do the 4's signify?
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

That sounds great. I'll work up a strategy for our network for it. What about frequency? Each ap is on a different frequency so the clients are also setup to a specific frequency. Will a client set for ap2 freq 915 and ssid 'primary' for example be able to swap to ap1 freq 906 ssid 'primary'. I'm mi...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?

So i've found how to lock a 900 ap in sp, lp or both. I still haven't learned what the consequences of such a move might be. Right now I am set to the default of 'both'. does anyone lock in this setting or can someone provide some insight into what the consequences of the setting. My thought is sp p...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

can clients be set to 'fail over? to second ap?

I have two ap's setup with some over lap in coverage on 900 frequencies at opposite ends of the spectrum. I've come to realize that a good number of radios could be served by either ap. Is there a way to setup that if the client can't connect to ap1 it would search down a list for a second configura...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discov

I disabled default forwarding. I am using wds currently. It has been recommended here and there in the forum not to use wds unless needed for specific applications. (Micro isp setup where 10 people want service but only one can get a signal so create a mini client/ap back to back setup to serve the ...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 9185

Re: station pseudobridge vs station wds

Just for clarification as it appears I am about to setup a micro cell... my ap is set to ap-bridge. clients as station wds. If I set a client to station pseudo it will connect back to my ap in its current setting and pass traffic. I don't have a bench scenario so I'm looking for some confirmation be...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

correcting clock and ntp client fixed the mrtg graphs. :)
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: level 4 ap clients re-associating
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: level 4 ap clients re-associating

Not sure I entirely understand what using nstreme does for me so I can't say I have any good reason for using it. clients are set as wds station to wds aps. Everything is setup for bridging. polling is on. csma is disabled. nstreme enabled. One ap configured the same way seems to have no issues. thi...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: level 4 ap clients re-associating
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: level 4 ap clients re-associating

I went into logging and rules and added wireless with the action of memory. I have done this in the clients and ap. Incidently half the clients dropped for 18 min since my last post. Dropped and re-associated together. They are actually back down again as I right this. Temp here is about 95degrees F...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: down radio alert notification question
Replies: 1
Views: 437

down radio alert notification question

I had a router board lock up in my back haul last night. I have ordered a synaccess remote power switch so I can reboot in the future as a precaution. Is there a feature built into the router os that can send an email or sms alert if a ping/probe fails. I might also setup a watchdog on the network c...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: level 4 ap clients re-associating
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: level 4 ap clients re-associating

I will enable various logging.

clients are xr9 with 10dbi panels. One with a 15dbi yagi. Happens to all of them. boards are 411 with lvl3 licenses.
by Jamesy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: low voltage shut down quesiton for routerboard
Replies: 2
Views: 748

low voltage shut down quesiton for routerboard

I am prepping to run a test rig at a remote site. The test rig will consist of an ap and a battery box. Basic goal is to have the ap powered up for a few days while far end tests are conducted. I would like to simply wire in a 12volt poe to the battery and power the radio. My concern is that when th...
by Jamesy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: level 4 ap clients re-associating
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

level 4 ap clients re-associating

I have an ap with a lvl4 on a 411ah board with 6 clients connected. For some reason the ap will drop the clients and re-associate after a period of time. (day, few hours etc). I have not been able to determine why this is. I also have a second ap in the same area (few hundred yards away) that is a l...
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

I set the ntp to your favorite IP. I also set the clock which was also in the good ol 1970. Graphs appear to be back now.

many thanks.
by Jamesy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Re: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

hmm. Should I be using unicast or broadcast? Side note: I check the scheduler and look at a script I created but isn't running correctly it shows Jan 1970. Knowing that I think I should put in some different ntp servers. Can someone recommend a site where I can get a known good ntp server to put int...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

mrtg graphs in webbox not collecting data

I can log into webbox for my aps and bhs but no mrtg data is being collected. Is there a switch that needs to be set for this to collect data? I go to interfaces, then pick the interface (eth1, wlan1 etc) and click on graph but it is blank. Shows last update as jan 1 1970. Traffic is passing. I'm on...
by Jamesy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS download versions not available?
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: ROS download versions not available?

I feel silly. I was thinking it was an older version 4.1 and 4.6 was newer. :)
by Jamesy
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS download versions not available?
Replies: 4
Views: 603

ROS download versions not available?

I was just on the mikrotik website and the only ROS download available was 4.1. I am running 4.5 and 4.6 on my network and couldn't find my local copy. Where have these versions gone? I'm worried about installing an older version. Where can I download 4.6? 411 boards. I see the beta ver 5 available ...
by Jamesy
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MK radio not responding to ping when it is powered up
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: MK radio not responding to ping when it is powered up

Yup. My apology for not posting back but that's exactly what it was. An incorrectly configured route. Many thanks.
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can I back to back to poe injectors rather than use switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: can I back to back to poe injectors rather than use swit

What do you mean data surge?

Could I simply implement some tx/rx throttling in the access list for something like this or are you talking about breaking the network up in case of lightning surges?
by Jamesy
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: two antenna 'sectors' off one xr9 card?
Replies: 1
Views: 555

two antenna 'sectors' off one xr9 card?

I noticed the xr9 card has two mmcx ports on it and ROS has some options for antenna a and antenna b. Can I cover two 'sectors' from one card? IE put one antenna on 'a' facing one direction and an antenna on 'b' facing another? If so how would this affect power to the antenna's? (IE each antenna get...
by Jamesy
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can I back to back to poe injectors rather than use switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

can I back to back to poe injectors rather than use switch?

I have a solar powered facility that we are looking to add another xr9 distribution point to. We already have one xr9 and a xr5 (back haul) on a 433 board but feel it wise not to colocated two xr9s on the same board??? The plan is to put the second xr9 in it's own enclosure and run a POE cable to it...
by Jamesy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: rf amp question
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: rf amp question

Guess I'll have to rerun my numbers. I have a lot of cable loss but perhaps that's why I can't find a good 1watt amp around anywhere. Good ol United States. Hate to have to put the radio at the top of my extending mast tower though. Looks like a nightmare for maintenance. I'll figure something out. ...
by Jamesy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: trango to mikrotik poe pin out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: trango to mikrotik poe pin out?

Yup that's what I did but no dice. I'll make another cable in the morning and try another power injector. I have some canopy around too so I'll see what I can do and post back. Thanks for the info.
by Jamesy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: trango to mikrotik poe pin out?
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

trango to mikrotik poe pin out?

I have a number of trango poe's that I would like to use on my mk equipment. As I understand it the mk pin out is: pin 1tx+, 2tx, 3rx+, 4poe+,5poe+,6rx-,7poe-,8poe- trango is: pin 1tx+,2tx-,3rx+,4poe-,5poe-,6rx-,7poe+,8poe+ I made a cat5 cable with pins 4,5 crossed with pins 7,8 at the other end. In...
by Jamesy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: can't winbox in through remote dude session
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: can't winbox in through remote dude session

found it. Bad route. I was just too tired setting it up. corrected the route issue and everything worked fine.
by Jamesy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Wireless Repeater

under ip go to routes. (It might not be under ip in the winbox menu depending on what version of ROS you are using) Once you are in routes define the ip address and netmask etc. In Mikrotik you can just put in 192.168.1.1/24 for a class c for example rather than filling in the fields for netmask and...
by Jamesy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Where is the input to name radio in the radio name field
Replies: 2
Views: 2574

Where is the input to name radio in the radio name field

In my ap under wireless interfaces the column for radio name shows the mac address. Where can I input a name for this field? I've searched high and low buy no luck. I assume I do in the subscriber radio.

ROS 4.6
by Jamesy
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Wireless Repeater

can you ping from client a to client b? put eth1 and wlan1 onto the same bridge group at a,b and the silo unit then try setting the ap to 'ap bridge', the clients to 'wds slave'. Also be sure to set wds to 'dynamic' and in the drop down box below that pick the bridge you created. you will also need ...
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Antenna Alignment with RB/4xx LED & Beep Script
Replies: 15
Views: 6849

Re: Antenna Alignment with RB/4xx LED & Beep Script

I'm running 4.6 and looking to make this work.

Any insight on what syntax errors I might run into?
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: can't winbox in through remote dude session
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: can't winbox in through remote dude session

PC has winbox installed and if the pc (laptop) is connected to the management network (private addressed network) that the radios are on then I can winbox in. But if I am connected to the internet somewhere else, IE another service provider, I can't winbox in. Seems logical for security. I just want...
by Jamesy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MK radio not responding to ping when it is powered up
Replies: 2
Views: 838

MK radio not responding to ping when it is powered up

I have a device (mikrotik radio) that is up and passing traffic but dude probe ping will not 'see it'. Probe is set to watch for service ping. probe intervals of 5sec, 2sec timeout and 1 down count and a 3min, 1min, and 1 timeout setting have been tried. I have also tried other services such as smtp...
by Jamesy
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: rf amp question
Replies: 2
Views: 656

rf amp question

I am looking at putting in a Teletronics # 12-101 900mhz 1 watt amp. the issue is power. The solar panels which deliver are 60meters from the radio. The radios receive power over cat5 cable. The amp requires a 9volt dc injector. Pushing 9volt over 26awg cat5 wire for 60meters doesn't sound like a go...
by Jamesy
Wed May 26, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SNMP setup in dude and MK
Replies: 1
Views: 640

SNMP setup in dude and MK

I have configured the public v1 string in the dude under settings, server configuration, snmp Now I need to setup the string in my mk devices. I am running ros 4.6. I see under IP the snmp option but it seems to be for setting up an snmp server? Where can I change the snmp string in my mk router boa...
by Jamesy
Wed May 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless disconnection messages explained!
Replies: 85
Views: 79823

Re: Wireless disconnection messages explained!

From above: "Talking about disconnection. I suffered mainly two problems. a) trees disturbing registration, so, moving antennas was the solution b) excesive power on antennas, so, N/S ratio was too poor I solved this problem, today not disconnection messages since 3 months ago! Thanks." what is N/S ...
by Jamesy
Wed May 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: alignment best practices
Replies: 1
Views: 553

alignment best practices

I am looking for input on how to best align links. To date I have twisted and turned antennas until I get the highest ccq and signal strength under the registration tab in wireless tables.

I'm told there is a ROS alignment tool as well???

Any input is appreciated
by Jamesy
Wed May 26, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: radio drop not writing to log, probe config?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: radio drop not writing to log, probe config?

What do you mean by fine tuning? More than just tuning the settings I mentioned above?

Can you recommend a general best practice for polling MK aps and su's. (IE more frequent for aps than sus etc.)
by Jamesy
Wed May 26, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

I'll try to ping from the router. Not sure how to do it but my guess is I'll find something in the device menu in dude or in the winbox gui. I'm sure our mail server isn't open to relaying. (Got black listed years ago and learned that lesson quick) Port 25 is open fortunately. If the mail server doe...
by Jamesy
Mon May 24, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

Great. I also found I can see the next scheduled runtime under system/schedule in the winbox gui. It is running but not emailing. Under the tools/email option in winbox I have put in smtp.mymailserver.com in the server field but it would not accept that. I have instead put in the ip of my mail serve...
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: radio drop not writing to log, probe config?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

radio drop not writing to log, probe config?

I have a radio that drops a few times in a day it seems. I don't register a down radio for some reason in the log. Probes are set to interval 5min and timeout 1min. The probe is watching for ping. probe down count is 5. If the probe doesn't fail it doesn't write to the log and I don't know the radio...
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: can't winbox in through remote dude session
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

can't winbox in through remote dude session

I am only able to winbox into a radio through the dude server on a machine connected to the network the radios are on. (private addressed radios) Can I winbox to a radio from a remote dude session on a network other than that of the radios or do I have to be on the same network to winbox in? I can f...
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What does path cost column signify
Replies: 1
Views: 571

What does path cost column signify

Under Bridge, ports and the path cost column. What do the path cost numbers signify? It doesn't appear to be a latency to me?
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: email setup in winbox?
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

email setup in winbox?

I have setup the ip of our mail server under email in winbox on 4.6. I have set port 25, the email addy in the from field what is needed in the user and password field? Does it need admin access to the mail server? I have tried setting up the those fields with an email addy and password to access th...
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

Thanks, I have added the scripts.

I am new to the command line.

Can you give me a command to log in and see if the script has run? Basically to confirm if it is running but I am not receiving email because of an smtp issue.

Or point me to a command line tutorial for mk
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: local dhcp setup on client radio setup?
Replies: 0
Views: 360

local dhcp setup on client radio setup?

I am trying to setup a client radio to hand down dhcp and having some trouble. At this point my client radios connect via bridge to the ap, which connects to the bh which is connected to the internet side gateway and dhcp pool handing out public ips. I would like to turn on dhcp in a client radio th...
by Jamesy
Thu May 20, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Has anyone tried a deployment with rohn telescoping masts?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Has anyone tried a deployment with rohn telescoping mast

So I've decided that although the telescoping idea is cheap and efficient (Even though I would have to slide the mast down to work on an ap) I don't know how to work the vertical tilt on a radio. I can only do so much with the guys to 'tip' the tower. Also I've learned that I can't 'spin' the mast t...
by Jamesy
Tue May 18, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: AP separation recommendation/back to back recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: AP separation recommendation/back to back recommendation

I can use a 900 channel at the opposite end of the spectrum and use different antenna polarizations. 1.2 minimum meters isn't bad. I can do 2meters comfortably on this facility with vertical separation.

I'll give it a shot in the coming week or so and see how it goes.
by Jamesy
Mon May 17, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: AP separation recommendation/back to back recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 790

AP separation recommendation/back to back recommendation

I have a BH that is failing due to foliage growing up. The foliage is on a ridge midway between the BH radios. The overall link is about 3.5 miles and has been working fine until this year. Now that the foliage is coming in my power level is down around 86dbi on my 5.8 link and I am beginning to exp...
by Jamesy
Mon May 17, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: history graph customization
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: history graph customization

How can i determine which OID I am looking for for the history graph?
by Jamesy
Mon May 17, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

I tried that hopp earlier on but no dice. I also learned this week that I have the same issue when creating a chart. click on chart, then + to create chart, take the defaults and that also just hangs on loading???
by Jamesy
Mon May 17, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discov

I am using mikrotik.

I will disable that setting and see how thing go. Many thanks. I suspect that is exactly what I'm looking for.
by Jamesy
Wed May 12, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?

That makes sense. Is it possible or worth trying to lock a radio into sp vs allowing it to be plcp? My understanding is that plcp long preamble transmits at 1Mbps and is 18bytes long while the shorter preamble can transmit at 1Mbps and the header at 2Mbps. Short preamble is 9 bytes as well, I think....
by Jamesy
Wed May 12, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: history graph customization
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: history graph customization

I was talking about simply clicking on a device in the dude and clicking the history tab. I believe it shows a one hour window. I was hoping to stretch that out much like a mrtg graph. I have found that it appears that I can log into webbox and look at the mrtg graphs to see the info I am looking fo...
by Jamesy
Wed May 12, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discov

So I haven't figured out how to filter at the ap to keep client radios connected to the same ap from 'seeing' each other as if they were on a local area network. (finding printers, shared files, lan sorts of things) Isolation in a sense allowing clients to only look upstream vs seeing other clients....
by Jamesy
Wed May 12, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: frequency list has some frequencies in bold?
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: frequency list has some frequencies in bold?

Not on superchannel and fortunately I am on a bold one. Thanks for the feed back.
by Jamesy
Tue May 11, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

'sp' after data rate. What does it mean?

I sometimes notice an 'sp' after the bitrate. I find this by going under interface and data rate for my wlan1 (900mhz). What does the sp signify?
by Jamesy
Tue May 11, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: history graph customization
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

history graph customization

Is there a way to adjust the history graph to show more than just one hour?
by Jamesy
Tue May 11, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: frequency list has some frequencies in bold?
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

frequency list has some frequencies in bold?

Under interface, wlan1 (picking frequency tab) when I am picking what frequency to use some show up in bold text. Why is this? I have only noticed this since upgrading to 4.6. In this example I am seeing this in the 5ghz spectrum.
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12 months +
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: 12 months +

hmm, I have a 433uah on a 24v solar setup with a sunsaver ss-10L 24v solar charger. The 433uah won't fully boot it seems. Just get the bip bip ever few minute or so. VOM at the load says 28.2v. I wonder if the board is shutting down because of that? (works fine on the bench over ac power) In essence...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling

Many thanks, So to use N-streme I have to turn it on at the su and the ap. With framing policy if I drop a frame will it have a large affect on latency, error rate etc or do the benefits outweigh the cons do you think. My first thought is that supporting jumbo frames is a good thing especially with ...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 9185

Re: station pseudobridge vs station wds

Thanks, that was a very helpful reply. Lower overhead = less air time = better service, throughput etc. Most people have routers these days and as long as they can't push something back up the network causing me head aches I'm willing to wait for the support call and recommend a router. under what c...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 9185

station pseudobridge vs station wds

What's the difference between using pseudobridge and station wds on the client side? I know pseudo doesn't pass actual mac address information but advantages does one have over the other? could someone explain the difference between the two settings for a su in a ptmp environment. I've heard using w...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Polling vs contention protocol scheduling

I'm looking to solicit input and opinions on one vs the other. It seems that I can enable polling instead of contention on my network under the nstreme tab in under interface and wlan. I'm unsure of the advantages and disadvantages of either. Can someone break down the settings under N-streme (disab...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

ok so I tried to other machines that have never had dude on them. I went to the mikrotik website and downloaded the new version of dude 3.6. Installed to a vista 32bit that has never had dude and an xp pro that has never had it. Both have the same trouble. Things in common: All installs are local ad...
by Jamesy
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

hmmm, none are on a domain, two are 32bit one is 64bit. winxp, 2003 and 2003 r2 (64bit).

All installed under local admin....

I'll give it some more thought but I do have a few more computers I can try. I will do that and post back.
by Jamesy
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: LED's on router board
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

Re: LED's on router board

Here is the scenario I am working through: 433 board with xr5 and xr9 cards on it. Connected to POE over 60m of cat5. blue led is on solid. green is blinking slowly. No lights on the nic port on the board (poe) I never get the beeps that say the board has finished booting. Cable tester shows the cab...
by Jamesy
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Has anyone tried a deployment with rohn telescoping masts?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Has anyone tried a deployment with rohn telescoping masts?

I'm looking for a cheap tower solution that can be deployed by one to three people in the field. Locations would be reachable by backpack, atv or utility vehicle. the rohn h50 looks like a decent idea for low money and low weight. My concern is servicing radios if necessary. I suppose the radios cou...
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

No dice. Created new user with full rights. Added myself to the group. still says loading when I create a map.
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ptmp routing setup question
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: ptmp routing setup question

Found it.

the issue was the 900su was set to station and not on station wds.

Now for beer.
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ptmp routing setup question
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: ptmp routing setup question

Ok I tried another scenario: gateway (.1) connected to su(5.8ghz) eth1, .2, is connected to gateway, bridge1 wireless linked to ap1(5.8ghz), bridge1 also on the same board is ap2(900mhz), bridge1 (eth1 is .3) wireless link to su(900mhz), bridge1, eth1 is .4 I can pass traffic through eth1 on at the ...
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What is the difference between the access and connect lists?
Replies: 3
Views: 4957

Re: What is the difference between the access and connect li

so on the ap once a client is registered I should move them to the access list. what does having a client in the access list or not do? Forgive me as I'm learning as fast as I can. On the client move them to the connect list. Once in the connect list they will only connect to the ap specified correct?
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discov

No prob. I don't know much about it either just that it is a switch with a very similar title. :)

I'll read up on filtering at the ap and post back.

Many thanks.
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

I got 3.5 from the mikrotik website. when I tried 3.4 and 3.3 I had to search the net to find them so I've tried getting them from different spots.
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Nah, been playing with that for a bit. I run dude as administrator on the 2003 r2 server. create a map. It says loading but just hangs. When I restart dude the map isn't there. It is just like it can't write to disk for a new map. Permissions look fine for the root administrator. Also tried on an xp...
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discov

hmmm, the goal is to have a bridged network with wireless clients connecting to an ap but we don't want them to be able to discover another clients printers or open shares. Our dsl equipment has this ability even though everyone is one the same 'lan' but I haven't figured out how to make our wireles...
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ptmp routing setup question
Replies: 2
Views: 567

ptmp routing setup question

Continuing to expand my knowledge here. Here is what I have so far and my question: su on 5ghz (back haul w/eth1 at 192.168.1.2) 411 board connected to internet gateway(192.168.1.1) wireless linked to: 433 board with: (192.168.1.3 on eth1, not using eth2 or eth3 as I am assuming bridge1 will pass tr...
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Will protect 'lan setting' in webbox prevent file discovery?

Will the 'protect lan' setting in the webbox under firewall prevent clients from being able to see other registered client's shared printers/files etc on a bridged network?
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What is the difference between the access and connect lists?
Replies: 3
Views: 4957

What is the difference between the access and connect lists?

I looked around but didn't find much info.

Once a unit registers it shows up in the registration table. From there I can copy it to either or both of the lists.

what are the differences and uses of the two lists. Newbie question I know. :)
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

None of the machines are on a domain, I have local admin rights on the account I am trying to install to on all the test machines.

Your xml loaded fine with no hiccups. Open and close dude and the maps stay.

completely weird.
by Jamesy
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

hmmm. None that I am aware of but I'll take a look at permission on the program files/dude folder next. I assume it needs admin rights etc.

I'll play with that and post back. I'm not sure if that will work as I tried on multiple machines and all were as an admin but here goes...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: route setup window designation question
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: route setup window designation question

Greatly appreciated. :)
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: route setup window designation question
Replies: 2
Views: 435

route setup window designation question

I have been unable to determine what the letters to the left of the destination field in the winbox route list window mean. For example where I have configured my destination route I see A and S. Below that where I have configured the IP of the radio I see D A and C. What do these letters stand for?...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Gave it a shot but no dice. Made the local server changes then deleted all maps, exited and got back in. It did recreate the 'local' map. Created a new map and clicked on it but it is 'loading'. :( As a side note: When I close dude and re-open the maps that are stuck 'loading' disappear. All I have ...
by Jamesy
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Happy to try. :) I'll give it a shot in the morning and post back. It's beer time here at this point.
by Jamesy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

In the spirit of posting my progress... I have uninstalled dude 3.5 and started from scratch. I cannot create any map except modify the default 'local' map. Any map I create will hang on 'loading'. I have uninstalled 3.5 rebooted and installed dude 3.4 but I still the issue remains. (Again trying fr...
by Jamesy
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [ASK]Why my RB411AH+R52H can't go further than 23Mbps ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

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

I'm working through a throughput scenario so let me see if I have this right. on an xr5 setup. pick a channel with adequate spacing for turbo (40mhz) I choose 5785 (40mhz to the edge at 5825 and 40mhz plus space below.) turn on n-stream, disable csma at the ap end and far end will automatically adju...
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: how can i limit service discovery to just one service?
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: how can i limit service discovery to just one service?

Tried that (services and devices) Also came to realize that each time it polls it recreates 'links'. I expect to have to recreate my dude network as I am having all sorts of weird issues as well. IE new maps hanging on loading. (I've been through the forum as other people have had similar issues.) O...
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: router board for class b network
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: router board for class b network

Thanks, I had been reading up on that model as I see some companies off them prebuilt in an enclosure.

Do I need to configure it via command line or does the rb450g also have a 'webbox' gui I can play with?
by Jamesy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: router board for class b network
Replies: 3
Views: 814

router board for class b network

I'm looking to put a MT router into my network to replace some older T100 routers but I need one that can support a private class b. Ideally I'm looking to be able to create a dhcp group that can hand out more than just a class c. I've tried some various middle line netgear routers but although they...
by Jamesy
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: LED's on router board
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

LED's on router board

Just a quick question. Blue Led means the board is powered. The yellow/amber on the nic means there is a 'good' nic/cat5 connection right? What does the green led signify? My 411 boards show the blue led lit and the nic light. I see the green on reboot but then it goes out. Are there any 'error' cod...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 12 months +
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: 12 months +

Hey, I'm working on my own solar setup and thought I'd ask a question. Are you using one battery at 12v or are you doing them in series for 24v? What are you powering with 100ah and a 75 watt panel? I see many people using 12v rather than 24v. I assume the biggest difference is cost??? ( I use canop...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

remotely monitor solar array / what amp hour is needed

I am new to routeros but enjoying it. I have a solar facility I am in the process of deploying. It is powered by two 130watt solar panels in series for 24volts. These feed to 12v 210ah batteries for a total of 420ah. the site so far has a 411ah board as an ap 900mhz xr9 and an 411 as the end of a bh...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

Yeah, that was my original deployment thought. I just thought I could save one ap by making one do double duty. Trying to save battery power. Sounds like I'll save myself some grief though if I just buy another radio. It's not the cost in $ but the cost in power I'm paying attention to. At any rate ...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

hmmm. ok. My thought had been to connect the ap to a router in the solar closet and from there attach other aps so I wasn't only able to have 'just one'. However even if that did work I have been counseled that if I make my bh also and ap I will quickly suffer performance losses. In other words the ...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

The internet side radio is the client not the ap. Is this where I am going wrong? The internet side radio is 192.168.1.2/24. Again it is the lvl3 client side radio that is connected to the 192.168.1.1 gateway to the internet and not the ap , .3, radio. Do I have to swap the ap and client radios? IE ...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can't log into radio. Route issue???
Replies: 1
Views: 429

can't log into radio. Route issue???

I've been working through this in another post while 'setting up my first bh'. I've spent the weekend reading and trying things but no luck. Hoping for some quick help here on a rainy day. I have a link setup as a bridge and registered but it will not pass traffic. I also cannot winbox or telnet/mac...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: connect list to winbox in?
Replies: 0
Views: 596

connect list to winbox in?

I have a link setup between two units but I can only winbox into the near end. I believe the access list or connect list might have something to do with my problem. I'm new to mikrotik. :) Do I need to add each unit to the connect list at my ap to be able to winbox in? Or could I add the mac address...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

ok so the gw is, let's say, 192.168.1.1, this is connected to client side radio at .2 (This is the radio on the internet side). .2 connects via bridge1 to the ap at .3. Now I am trying to work out my routes. In the client radio (internet side, .2) I put under ip/routes in winbox i created a route wi...
by Jamesy
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

Ok, so I am going to set both ends to have the gw specified in the webadmin gui under routes and leave destination at 0.0.0.0/0 at both ends.

Wish I had another guy in the office today to help but on a nice sunny day after all the rain I'm the whole show. :)

I'll post back.
by Jamesy
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

So here is what i've done. I put in the gateway in the webadmin gui under routes. I left the destination field as 0.0.0.0/0 as I assume this is to forward all packets out to the internet basically. I did this in at the lvl3 411 back haul. This is connected to the internet. The back haul at the far e...
by Jamesy
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

Thanks Tom. Listens on 20mhz... How does this affect other channels performance etc as there would be overlap on the listening side right?

Sounds like a pro toward the xr9.
by Jamesy
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

AP is connected to a dumb switch. Switch feeds out the bh. Far end of the bh is attached to gw. GW sends out private ip addresses. This way all radios point to a private gw. In this way if we change providers and lose our ip pool I don't have to touch each radio the change the gw. The 'private gw' h...
by Jamesy
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?

Excellent. Many thanks. That helped out.
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

My understanding is that the sr9 is an ofdm card. I have used canopy fsk systems but they haven't done as well in forested areas as ofdm in my opinion. Can anyone tell me what technology the xr9 might be using. I know it's proprietary but any insight is helpful. I'm just trying to do all the homewor...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

Thanks jp. Canopy won't be anywhere near this deployment radios. (Otherside of a mountain and the spectrum is clear) But good to know as I've thought of substituting in some mikrotik into another facility of ours that is 100% canopy.
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

I figured that was what you meant. We have sites with canopy gear (3 channels) where only 2 or 1 channel usable due to out of band interference. We have haven't put the time or money into cleaning up with filters to try and expand. Good to know about the sr9 and xr9 though. Can you recommend a filter?
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Well I seem to have gotten around the issue. I created the map but did not discover. I then manually added the devices in question. this worked. Anytime I tried to discover the map would crash at loading... or if I did discovery after creating the map and not during the creation I would see devices ...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?

It may not have failed in that sense. The only connection to the rig is via the bh as it is 100% off grid in mountains. We are experimenting with going vpol or hpol. It is now set to vpol and it seems that ground absorption is probably keeping the link down. (It was up and showing 75dbi when I was u...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Noobie question - BH setup
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Noobie question - BH setup

Many thanks, I've set up in that fashion but wanted to ask a few more questions. My laptop wireless card picks up the ssid that I setup. I'd like to hide that from the public. Is that as easy as clicking 'hide ssid' at the lvl 4 unit? Second, could I connect multiple cpe's in this fashion? For examp...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?

the amp rating of the poe is .8amps
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in the log but I'll have a look through it. Interesting point about doubling up the pins if ever necessary. I'll double check the amps but I can tell you this radio is at a 24v solar facility with 420amp hours of back up and two 130watt panels charging the system. T...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

Can you clarify why you would need a filter above tree level?
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

How far can I create a poe 24v link over cat5e?

I have an ap that seems to be rebooting when under load. (411ah with xr5 card) The cat5e run is approx 70meters and being fed by 24v poe injector. To be fair there is a splice in the wire. Can anyone give me an idea of what can be done distance wise with cat5e and 24v poe to power a 24v mikrotik boa...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless FAQ
Replies: 68
Views: 61181

Re: Wireless FAQ

Appreciated the link. thanks
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

sr9 vs xr9 for new deployment?

I'm setting up a 900 network off of a 5.8 bh and am trying to decide between the xr9 and sr9. Because the two are not interchangeable it seems the choice needs to be made now. xr9 with 600mw and filtered vs sr9 unfiltered and 700mw. Price is about the same it seems. Can anyone give me their experien...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

thanks for the tip. Unfortunately this is the default 'image' when first loading creating a map. I think it might be called 'grid' or something. Perhaps I can try to create a map without an image at all then add one later???
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Thanks anyway. I ended up reinstalling 3.5 and wiping settings. If I re-import my saved xml the problem is still there but I've found that the map always disappears when I close dude. I'm thinking of starting over. (100 devices) but something isn't right if I can't add maps. On the other note though...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Restarted the server. Dude didn't start with the server as it should but the more interesting thing was the map is missing... Simply not there under network maps. Do I have a corrupted dude install? (v3.5) if so can I back up and reinstall to fix this issue? did not know I could copy and paste devic...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Just tried. Disconnected at the lightning bolt then relogged on locally and went back to the map in question. Still sitting there 'loading..' If it matters I can delete and recreate this map as there are only 3 devices on it now. (BH and a router on a new project). I just don't know what I would do ...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: New Network map only says 'loading'

Ok, I am not loading any images or at least have not specified any.

What do you mean when you say disconnect and reconnect the client? I am logged on to the computer running the dude server as local host and experiencing this issue.
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Network map only says 'loading'
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

New Network map only says 'loading'

I am creating a new network map. I have two maps already working. If I double click on network maps I can see that the map I have created has discovered devices but when I double click on the map itself to view it just sits there saying 'loading...' What have I missed? Any help is greatly appreciate...
by Jamesy
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I make a ap/bh-bridge on one radio
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Can I make a ap/bh-bridge on one radio

I don't think that is what I'm looking for. I expect it will be one network but that one of the cpe's will act as a bh to feed up the bandwidth. I'm told this will work fine in the short term but that I will experience performance issues at the network grows. Perhaps I don't have to do anything for ...
by Jamesy
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I make a ap/bh-bridge on one radio
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Can I make a ap/bh-bridge on one radio

I am looking to feed bandwidth from one level 3 cpe 411 board (xr5 5ghz card) up to a 411ah w/level 4 license which will then also act as an ap. The goal is to keep from putting up two radios to do the job of BH and AP. the other option is I could get a router board that handles two mini pci cards a...
by Jamesy
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

Re: my first back haul

So i've setup a bridge, added eth1 and wlan1 to the bridge. I set the 411ah as bridge and the 411 as station. I have turned on wds on each unit. they link and pass ipconfiguration info but I can't pass traffic or ping out. I have no routes defined.

Any input?
by Jamesy
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: my first back haul
Replies: 18
Views: 1799

my first back haul

I am new to mikrotik and router os and am working on setting up a ptp back haul with a level 3 411 board and a level 4 411ah board. Both have sr5 cards. I have been able to get the units to link by creating a bridge then adding the eth1 and wlan1 to the bridge. (one unit is set as bridge, 411ah, and...
by Jamesy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Noobie question - BH setup
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Noobie question - BH setup

I have two 5.8 radios a 411 and 411ah board. the 411ah has a level 4 and the 411 is a level 3. I am looking to create a simply ptp backhaul link. I have read some books trying to get up to speed but no luck. Can someone give me a quick step by step on how to turn on a basic back haul. (create bridge...
by Jamesy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: how can i limit service discovery to just one service?
Replies: 3
Views: 806

how can i limit service discovery to just one service?

I am new to dude and am trying to limit the service discovery to just ping. I find that even after I go into a device and remove the services I don't want discovered it still rediscovers those services on the next polling period. What can I do to limit the services being polled?

Thanks in advance
by Jamesy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Change default community string?
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Change default community string?

I am new to dude and am looking for a way to change the default community string for a device to something other than public. Can someone point me in the right direction for how to do this? right now my device monitoring works if I leave it at public but once I change it I can't seem to figure out h...