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by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can Mikrotik/routerboard handle a 10Gb QCWAVE link with redundancy
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Can Mikrotik/routerboard handle a 10Gb QCWAVE link with redundancy

This is a question for my fellow professionals using Mikrotik in their infrastructure. My company has the opportunity to co locate equipment in a data center to connect a 10Gb fiber link 90 miles away to our NOC. It is our hope to put two MT units in the data center and two in our NOC in a redundant...
by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: FCS Error every 30 seconds. see pic
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

FCS Error every 30 seconds. see pic

Running out of ideas troubleshooting this. Replaced cable, replaced ends. hard set speeds, also tried auto negotiation. Any suggestions. This is connecting to a UBNT AF24 BH.

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by YappaDappa
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: simple question
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: simple question

I did and it was written for 2.9, unless you know of a link that has info pertaining to time.
by YappaDappa
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Peer2peer makes me want to be near2beer
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Peer2peer makes me want to be near2beer

and now, 8 years later, there is almost NO defense it seems
by YappaDappa
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple question
Replies: 2
Views: 725

simple question

Hello all. My question is about the time setting while queuing. There is an option to set TIME under SIMPLE QUEUE, GENERAL. If I enable a time schedule for a client, does it disable access during this time period, or give them unlimited access?

Thanks!
:D
by YappaDappa
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Your dream backhaul
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Your dream backhaul

with money as no object and mikrotik as the solution, how would you build the fastest most reliable backhaul for a 3 mile link, top of a hotel to a mountain. Your internet capability is 90Mbit.

Thanks,
Ron
by YappaDappa
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what happened to the topic
Replies: 1
Views: 666

what happened to the topic

several of us started a thread regarding the advantages of MT over Motorola Canopy. It has now been removed. The admins of this forum have just cast a shadow of doubt on their product by not permitting discussion of such things. Is there something you are afraid of?
by YappaDappa
Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB112 time/date problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

I thought I tried that, I will experiment today. Thanks all.
by YappaDappa
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB112 time/date problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Thanks for the tip.

My RB230s keep the date/time after reboot. Only the rb112's are giving me a problem.

I don't suppose you have a script handy to do this? I would do it if I knew how. Thanks.
by YappaDappa
Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB112 time/date problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

RB112 time/date problem

Hey fellas,

my RB112's with 2.9.38 will not retain time/date after a reboot. have you seen this before? Any workaround?

Cheers!
by YappaDappa
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mass Upgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 4530

let's start a new thread
by YappaDappa
Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you agree with these QOS values?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

this is really a matter of us setting up a standard for our field installers. Does anyone else have a particular standard that you like to meet?
by YappaDappa
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you agree with these QOS values?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

bump
by YappaDappa
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: disconnects w/ good signal?
Replies: 36
Views: 6136

Noise filters? Where do you purchase, and do you only place these on the APs, or at each station suspected of having interference issues?
by YappaDappa
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mass Upgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 4530

I'm sure this could start another thread, but in short, I find the advantages of Motorola over mikrotik are: 1) far easier to install 2) more weather resistant (extremes) 3) more reliable/consistant (fewer dropped packets) under load Disadvantages 1) Terrible support - worse than MT. You will comple...
by YappaDappa
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mass Upgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 4530

Well, I really haven't dropped Cnopy. I use both. It really comes down to cost. A rb112, CM9, rootennas is about $130 less that a subscriber module, plus I have a lot more control over the clients use, including virus filters, multiple bandwidth queues throughout the day, etc. But I do find some thi...
by YappaDappa
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mass Upgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 4530

Mass Upgrading

Hello fellas, How are you updating all your field subsciber units (ie, RB112's) en masse? Before we switched from Motorola Canopy when there was an update, we could schedule every subsciber to automatically update to the latest firm upon connecting to the AP . Does this MT community have something s...
by YappaDappa
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Do you agree with these QOS values?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Do you agree with these QOS values?

What is your recommended (acceptable) ranges for: Signal Strength (-65 to -75) Tx Signal Strength (-50 to -70) Signal to Noise (<20dB) Tx/Rx CCQ (>50%) We use Mikrotik to Mikrotik, and have created our own "best guess" values based on experience (our guess values are in ()), but we really don't know...
by YappaDappa
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme to backhaul DS3?
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Nstreme to backhaul DS3?

Hi All, We just got a half populated DS3 installed (13T1). We are looking for a wise solution to backhaul this bandwidth to our tower 1.5 miles away. Dual Nsteme sounds like it really shines for long distances, but is it overkill for this situation? Based on your experience, please share your though...
by YappaDappa
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: can't bowse, all else works
Replies: 0
Views: 550

can't bowse, all else works

Hello Mikrotikians!

So, we had a RB230 get struck by lightning. We replaced it with identical setup (luckily we happened to have a spare). Problem is this:

Although all clients connect well and can ping ip addressess, and resolve web pages, we cannot access any web pages via a browser.

Any ideas?
by YappaDappa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routerboard bridges falling down, falling down, falling down
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

certain it was not us, because when we set things up and when they work, we leave them alone. I don't like tinkering. And things worked for four days beautifully! Well, been several days now, still going strong after the reconfiguration.

Hope it was a fluke sten.
by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb112 and throughput
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

hello

when I tested from p4 to P4, I got 6.5-7mbit both as average. So, an improvement, and pretty much all we will need for this sector. thanks for your suggestions, I will consider different antennas. I also played around with the rates, and the antenna power. I locked into 12, and manually adjusted the...
by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routerboard bridges falling down, falling down, falling down
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

routerboard bridges falling down, falling down, falling down

Mikrotonians. We have successfully setup 5.7 WDS bridges to use for short range backhauls. Strength around -69. Been up for 4 days. for the last two days, we have spontaneously "lost" the bridge. no explaination, no cause and effect on our end, the two devices simply stopped talking to one another. ...
by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb112 and firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 868

rb112 and firmware

does this RB use the RBfirmware designed for the RB500?
by YappaDappa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: rb112 and throughput
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

rb112 and throughput

Hello guys. We recently bought a pair of RB 112 to use on a low volume backhaul to a nearby (2 miles) tower. we are using CM9, osL4, 2.9.18, 17dbi "backfire" antennas on 5.7. The backhaul seem to work just fine. I am happy about consistant 4-6ms ping times. However throughput is another story. Runni...
by YappaDappa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anyone knows the means to limit N0. of UDP Connections?
Replies: 15
Views: 4036

tried this rule, and people instantly had problems with complete page resolution. Any ideas?
by YappaDappa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: very frequent disconnects and deauths
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

what firmware are you running?
by YappaDappa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anyone knows the means to limit N0. of UDP Connections?
Replies: 15
Views: 4036

affects

will applying this rule to say, 50 queues have a negative impact on consistant speeds used for gaming and streaming?
by YappaDappa
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT firewall vs Cisco Pix
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

MT firewall vs Cisco Pix

Hello Mikrotonians! I am redisigning my network. I am no longer happy with my erratic ping times, and inconsistant service. So I am thinking of reducing the number of devices traffic passes through. Currently: 3xT1-->Tasman 1004 router--> Cisco PIX 506 --> Mirotik 2.9.18 used for bandwidth shaping -...
by YappaDappa
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

alot to consider. Of course, nothing says I won't benefit from locking to 5.5, which, according to this information, is still going to be way better than my locked down speeds of 1 or 2Mbit. Should be interesting. I'll post the results from my first sector soon. Thanks all.
by YappaDappa
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

thanks

Great explanation. Thanks for taking the time.

I will try your recomendation on one sector, and see how things go.
by YappaDappa
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mysteries of the night
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

I am using the MT as the AP. I am using the senao for the CPE.
by YappaDappa
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mysteries of the night
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

mostly windless conditions
by YappaDappa
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mysteries of the night
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

How do you monitor signal strength and speed ? I can monitor bandwidth consumption via MRTG, but I use senao CB3+, and they, very unfortunately, do now support SNMP2 that I know of
by YappaDappa
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mysteries of the night
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Mysteries of the night

Hey folks. I've got a strange one. In the past few weeks, I've been getting support calls regarding poor or NO connections at night. most say, uncollaborated, that is starts around ten PM. Nothing has changed on my network, other than the latest firmware updates. I'm at a loss. I don't know if it's ...
by YappaDappa
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: faustrating issues on performance
Replies: 22
Views: 5412

I have 6. all about 3 miles apart (two are on a ridge, and can see neighboring villages) I guess my point is, if you are in a low traffic area, and need great distances, AMPS work fine. I am about to determine if our newly crowded RF environment is what is causing problems in the main part of town. ...
by YappaDappa
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: antennas gain setting
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

just the answer I was looking for. Thanks.

Since you are so far away, I will toast to you my next night out: "To CMIT, a genuine and valued Mikrotikian!" 8)
by YappaDappa
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

well, after a week of using traffic shaping for P2P, I am going to drop it. I find that while bandwidth is preserved, performance for everyone is poor. For instace, on bandwith tests, I find the results deviate by 20-30% when enabled, and only 5% when not enabled. What a bummer. Could it be I have t...
by YappaDappa
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: faustrating issues on performance
Replies: 22
Views: 5412

amps have been on my mind recently. I read these forums often, and I see it mentioned over and over again: Don't use amps. You see, I do use amps. 1 watt bi-di hyperlink at all my locations. When I first got into wireless, I found that it helped me get installs done fast. I live in a 5 mile wide X 1...
by YappaDappa
Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

interesting. we locked down to 1,2 for two reasons. One, it seems to work well as a built in rate limiter. Two, when we set to 11, pings sometimes go haywire, and in some cases >2miles, we start to see reregistrations. Does that make sense to you?

Frag thresh: 2346
RTS: 2432
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: antennas gain setting
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

antennas gain setting

I noticed that my antenna gain settings are set to 0, but all seems to working fine. Does anyone know if this auctually has an impact on anything? If I were to enter the auctual gain of my antenna, say, 15, will it decrease output/sensativity? Any insight will get you a beer salute!
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

I am using senao CB3+ for CPE. I always set rate to "1,2Mb"
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the mystery of default forward
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

well done fellas. Thank you.
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the mystery of default forward
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

perfect. And default authenticate? Simple explanation? and will it provide any relief on my overstressed prism cards to have it off?
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: the mystery of default forward
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

the mystery of default forward

Hello Mikrotikians -

I have seen several times in the forums that some people suggest turning off default forward, but no one has explained why. Can you help explain?
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

Hi.

140 users/3 sectors =~47 users per AP. I have 45

So, you are not overloaded?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: target downloads X 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

that sounds like I wouldn't want unlimited option for limt-at then, correct?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: overloaded
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

overloaded

Hey guys. I have what I suspect to be an overloaded sector. I am running a routerboard230 with 1 200mw prism card with latest firmware + 1watt amp. I have 3Mbit of bandwidth to share with clients. I have 45 users. Performance stinks. VERY inconsistant. I suspect this card is over stressed. How can I...
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: target downloads X 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

I think I understand a little better after researching more. the first is the Max limit, the second, the CIR. In my case, I want their CIR to be whatever is available up to the Max limit. So, I am guessing I should just leave the CIR to unlimited?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: target downloads X 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

target downloads X 2

on general queues, using winbox, and 2.9.13, one has the option to select target upload and target download of say, 512k on the Advanced tab, you again have the option to select target upload and target download. This is confusing me. should I just set this one to unlimited? What is this one really ...
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

I understand collision domains a bit. Are you suggesting using vlans per routerboard or per user? Isn't it impossible if ultimately all connections reach a single backhaul?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridged AP and slow ping times
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Hey, thanks Bill, Here's a little more info: NxT1 (3Mbit) backhaul each user limited to 256k, with 30 sec 1M burst P2P limited to 64/128 from 7AM-midnight, then opens to full I am using a 5.7 20Mbit motorola backhaul I use Senao CB3+ to connect to the MT bridged So, what can be done to reduce networ...
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridged AP and slow ping times
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

I am having this problem too. I am currently piping 3Mb to about 45 clients. All are rate limited. I rarely hit >70% bandwidth consumption. Problem is this: ping times and speeds are all over the map. In one speed test I could post a 214, the next a 600. Ping times can go from 3ms to 300, or no repl...
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slowing down to speed up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

bump

bump
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4 fluctuation, high interefence
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Do you suggest that lowering basic rates improves constant performance?
by YappaDappa
Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

well, implemented the recommended filters. Works like a charm. Thanks man! But it didn't resolve my wireless issues. Ping times are all over the map, and page resolution is very slow. However, throughput seems to be right where I rate limit. Tonight I am going to try downgrading a sector and evaluat...
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

I'll test this today. This community is lucky to have people like you.

As an added filter do you recommend limiting connections for subscribers? If so, how?

Thanks alot amigo!
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

wow. so easy when you know what your are doing! I just tested this and it works great. Ok, one more variable. say I just want to give em 64k for P2P during the day, and unl at night. Is this possible?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

is it possible to only block P2P from 7AM-11:59PM?
Also, I heard it was better to just let P2P barely leak through, instead of blocking it fully. What's your take?
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

hello friends

here's what my pings look like Reply from 67.131.78.7: bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=63 Reply from 67.131.78.7: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=63 Reply from 67.131.78.7: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=63 Reply from 67.131.78.7: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=63 Reply from 67.131.78.7: bytes=32 time=104ms TTL=63 Reply from 67.131....
by YappaDappa
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

Heya

Ok, here's some more info. 3 sectors, running 200mw cards sector 1 has 13 clients sector 2 has 9 clients sector 3 has 44 clients Now, before you say I have too many on sector 3, usage on this sector is very balanced (day/night) I rarely have more than 10 active connections going at once. Average ban...
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is your "Limit At"
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Thanks for clearing that up!
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Gamers are complaining
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

Gamers are complaining

Hello All. Here's the quick list: RB230's loaded with level 5 2.9.12 Prism cards with latest firmwares (1.1.1/1.8.4) 3 cards active, fed to 15db 120deg sector antennas All started off fine. I backhaul T1s to each of my sites, currently six. For months I advertised "faster than DSL" because... it was...
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is your "Limit At"
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

I have read the manual. Thank you. Coupled with a max, doesn't this create a range? Now, to help you better understand, we have limited bandwidth. Let's say I want to give you a minimum 1Mbit connection. But if 1Mbit is not available, do you simply wait until it does? (as the world turns) This is wh...
by YappaDappa
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is your "Limit At"
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

What is your "Limit At"

I am wondering what most people are setting this variable at. It seems to me that the lower, the better. Am I wrong? I have set mine to 32k. But something seems laggy on my RB230s.
by YappaDappa
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slowing down to speed up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

interesting

after performing these recomendations, I got an equal number of connections increased as I did decreased. odd Also, MT wrote me and tells me "We recommend to left 'rate-set=default' configuration." Although, it is very unclear why. Anyone else play with these settings? What has worked best for you?
by YappaDappa
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Peer2peer makes me want to be near2beer
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Peer2peer makes me want to be near2beer

quite frustrated.... I love the MT platform. Literally saved my WISP operation with it's highly affordable and practicle features. However, I can't seem to get P2P filter working correctly. Specifically Bit Torrent. I don't want to kill it. I feel my customers can use these programs, but as long as ...
by YappaDappa
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slowing down to speed up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

hmm

do what to you?
by YappaDappa
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slowing down to speed up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

thanks

I appreciate your response. I am testing dropping the rates to 1,2,5.5 and basic of 1. right off the bat, when I did this, I saw signal strength drop to -100 on about half the clients. I suspect this is due to inactivity, and perhaps once they start using it again it will give us real numbers? Do yo...
by YappaDappa
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: slowing down to speed up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

slowing down to speed up?

We populate RB230 boards with Prism cards, running 2.9.7. We pipe out two T1 lines, so our users can never get more than 1.5Mbit down or up. My questions: 1 - on INTERFACE WLAN - what should I set the data rates to? default or configured? what's the difference? 2 - On Supported vs basic rates, what'...