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by MicroTikNewby
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is This Possible? Please Answer Experts!
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Is This Possible? Please Answer Experts!

That's an interesting set up. But how would the radios at the tower top be powered without the CAT5e and POE supply?
by MicroTikNewby
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

Everyone, thank you all for the helpful posts.
by MicroTikNewby
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How Often Should We Reboot Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: How Often Should We Reboot Radios

Thanks all for the information. My Mikrotik routers are rock solid. I was wondering about the radios and you have definitely shown that the radios are just as stable.

Thanks again
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How Often Should We Reboot Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: How Often Should We Reboot Radios

Thanks everyone. I assumed that Mikrotik didn't have those same issues.
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How Often Should We Reboot Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: How Often Should We Reboot Radios

Thanks cbrown. You've answered some of my other posts as well and I appreciate that.
Yes, a wireless system that needs regular reboots seems unstable, IMHO.
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How Often Should We Reboot Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

How Often Should We Reboot Radios

I was on the UBNT forum and noticed several folks mention that they reboot the radio every week or so to clear caches and improve performance. In fact, some folks have requested a "scheduled reboot" feature be added. Is that necessary with Mikrotik? How often do Mikrotik users go without rebooting a...
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

Great! Thank you for that!
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

What distance is the wireless link and what height on the tower?
About 5 miles and the height would be about 80 feet.

Yes, we will certainly place the results once (if) this project gets going.

Thanks!
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

Actually, I am familiar with the software made by the company, not the appliance. The choice of the Barix or Tieline is partially because we have them available (sitting on a shelf). We would be sending linear audio (PCM). I'm hoping to get some approvals so that we can start on the project. Right n...
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

Thank you everyone. This project is in the planning stages and may or may not happen based on the site survey. That said, I will definitely keep you updated. As for the Barix, I'm looking at the Barix 500 for about $1,100 (USD) a pair. There are other less expensive models of Barix, but those lack b...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

Everyone. Thank you very much for the advice. I do appreciate it!
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

Thanks all. Yes, it would be mounted to a tower with FM antennas or, if possible, to a huge mast next to it. Even so, the climber won't enter the area unless the FM is taken off. As you can imagine, it would be difficult to do or manage. Yes, it is point-to-point only. I was thinking that I could in...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

It depends on what you are doing with it. If you really need the convenience of the radio equipment on the ground, get some good coax and go. The school systems here were connected by 2.4GHz point to point shots for years with 100+ ft of coax. They had a good enough margin that it didn't matter whe...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

Great! Thanks everyone for the additional information. A final question. Given reasonable distances between points and good LOS, are these links rock solid? I use Mikrotik as office routers only, and they are extremely stable. Are these radio links just as stable? Are these P2P radio links able to s...
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Re: Radio and Antenna Interconnect

Thank you. I was thinking of distances about 30-35m. That certainly won't work..

Thank you for the answers!
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Radio and Antenna Interconnect
Replies: 21
Views: 8208

Radio and Antenna Interconnect

Most of the installations I have seen locate the antenna and radio next to each other. Usually, the mast is short and the radio can be accessed for repairs quite easily. But what if one wanted to place the equipment on a tall tower that required a trained climber to repair or replace the radio. It s...
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Re: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

Skot-

Thank you very much for the helpful reply. It was exactly what I was looking for. I'll give you some Karma for the help.

Thanks again!
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested
Replies: 15
Views: 2659

Point-to-point Radio Link Advice requested

First, let me say that I'm an audio professional, not an IT professional. That said, I have taught myself the basics of Mikrotik and now install these routers exclusively. I wish to send uncompressed stereo audio (about 1.6 Mbps) over a distance of about 7-10 miles using a point-to-point radio link....
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot problem with RouterOS 4.17?
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Reboot problem with RouterOS 4.17?

Yes, it happens with my 450G on 4.17. I'll press "reboot" in Winbox and the router seems to shut off. I have to unplug the unit to bring it back.
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems setting up RB450G, basic home router setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3833

Re: Problems setting up RB450G, basic home router setup

techzilla-

Also, take a look at this video tutorial. It helped me quite a bit

http://gregsowell.com/?p=957
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change 750G into a simple switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1668

Re: Change 750G into a simple switch

fewi-

Thank you. Yes, I agree that a switch is a better option, but I'm broke for another month at least and I need a switch now. I will, however, get a 250Gs as soon as money is available. Thanks again!
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change 750G into a simple switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1668

Change 750G into a simple switch

Hello- I want configure my 750G from a router into a simple switch. It will connect to one port of my 450G. The subnet for this 450G port is 192.168.1.xxx and there is no DHCP server (this subnet can't be changed because the machines require the 192.168.1.xxx subnet) I think I have the 750G configur...
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problems setting up RB450G, basic home router setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3833

Re: Problems setting up RB450G, basic home router setup

techzilla- I wish you wouldn't abandon Mikrotik so quickly. About me: I have little knowledge of the IT world. I'm actually a broadcast engineer, working on the studios of AM/FM radio stations. I moved to Mikrotik because I was tired of instability issues with the Linksys, Netgear, etc routers. Like...
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

fewi-

Thanks. The new image fixed the problem. All is now good! I'll be increasing your Karma count. Thanks again!
by MicroTikNewby
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

Okay, I've successfully logged into the 450G using hyperterminal. The router reboots, accepts the IP address, resolves the mac address but then stops at "jumping to kernel code." In addition, the device does not show up in the netinstall window. Help! :D I'm completely stuck and get past this "kerne...
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

tjc-

Thank you for the information. Yes, I did try the reset procedure a couple times. Still no access.

Thanks
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

Thank you for the additional information. I did short-circuit the reset hole but that action didn't resolve my problem. Still unable to access. I'll purchase the cable as you suggest and go from there.

Thank you!
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

fewi-

Thank you! :D

Do you know whether there is another alternative than the one you offered? I ask only because my SFF computer lacks the serial port that Netinstall requires, and I don't easily have access to a computer that does.
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked my 450G? Can't access it
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Bricked my 450G? Can't access it

All- I'm somewhat new to Mikrotik and have been clicking where I should not have :shock: I logged into my 450G via Winbox and attempted to downgrade from 5.6 to 4.17. I clicked on "uninstall" and rebooted. Now, I can't see the router on my network nor can I access it. I've tried reset but nothing. C...
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Upgrade from RB750G to RB450G, Transfer configuration?
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: Upgrade from RB750G to RB450G, Transfer configuration?

fewi-

Thank you so much for directing me to the link and for giving me that info. I'll now help you by giving you Karma :D

Thanks Again...
by MicroTikNewby
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Upgrade from RB750G to RB450G, Transfer configuration?
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Upgrade from RB750G to RB450G, Transfer configuration?

Greetings, I'm fairly new to MikroTik but was able to configure a RB750G to my liking with help from many on this forum. Again, thank you... I have now "graduated" to a RB450G and am excited to get it up and running. I have a simple question to which I can't find an answer on the Wiki, unless I've m...
by MicroTikNewby
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NTP on RB750 (G) when configured as switch
Replies: 1
Views: 507

NTP on RB750 (G) when configured as switch

I'm going to use either a RB750 or 750G configured as a switch behind a non-Mikrotik router. I'm curious whether I can use the NTP Server and Client package on the 750's even when they are NOT configured as a router?

Thank you!
by MicroTikNewby
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Seeking Advice on 3G set-up...
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Seeking Advice on 3G set-up...

Thanks. Would the configuration for the 3G device be made under "wireless?" I don't see anything specific to 3G configuaration, mostly just AP configuration.

Thanks!
by MicroTikNewby
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Seeking Advice on 3G set-up...
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Seeking Advice on 3G set-up...

I hope I'm in the right forum :) I'm somewhat new to Mikrotik but love the software and hardware. My friend has a small office (3 or 4 computers) located in a rural area. Internet is available only by 3G. He wishes to add Internet service and has asked for my assistance. The coverage maps show that ...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu May 06, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Firmware upgrades.... necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Firmware upgrades.... necessary?

Thanks!
by MicroTikNewby
Thu May 06, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Firmware upgrades.... necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Firmware upgrades.... necessary?

Folks- I have a RB750G. If the router works exactly as I want it to, should I continue to upgrade as new firmware versions are released? I'm at 4.9 now. Or should I simply stay with 4.9 and follow the advice of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Is there any benefit to continued upgrades, if all wor...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu May 06, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't access secure sites (https://)
Replies: 6
Views: 2923

Re: Can't access secure sites (https://)

SOLVED! But not intentionally.... I upgraded to the latest version (4.9) and rebooted the router. After doing so, I was able to get into the sites.

Thanks all for your help. I will give you all Karma for the help :).....
by MicroTikNewby
Tue May 04, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't access secure sites (https://)
Replies: 6
Views: 2923

Re: Can't access secure sites (https://)

fewi and ciphercore, thank you both for your help.

I checked the firewall filters and nothing is being blocked, at least not intentionally. For the rules, I have the "default configuration" (allow established connections, etc).

For the connection, we're using a cable broadband connection.
by MicroTikNewby
Tue May 04, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: A message of thanks to Mikrotik and Greg Sowell
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: A message of thanks to Mikrotik and Greg Sowell

Well said... I too thank Mikrotik for putting out a great product.. I also thank Greg for his training and for some personal assistance by email. Finally, thanks to all on the forum who have helped me, a complete "newby", get my router up and functional. I love this router. What a refreshing experie...
by MicroTikNewby
Tue May 04, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Can't access secure sites (https://)
Replies: 6
Views: 2923

Can't access secure sites (https://)

Hello. I have my first Mikrotik router (RB750G) after giving up on the Netgear, Linksys junk. I've read the Wiki and other posts but can't locate a solution to my issue. I can't access a secure site (https://) from any of the computers. I get the "Webpage can't be displayed" message. I'm wondering w...
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: High delay on requests to Mikrotik ntp server
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: High delay on requests to Mikrotik ntp server

I'm using the ntp package on a RB750G as the server. I'm seeing a roundtrip delay of 50ms on the LAN for a request from a workstation to the RB750G ntp at times. I'm simply pointing the computer to the gateway address of 192.168.88.1

Thanks!
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: High delay on requests to Mikrotik ntp server
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

High delay on requests to Mikrotik ntp server

All- I think that the problem I'm about to describe is with my LAN because I couldn't find similar posts. However, I'll ask to see whether anyone else is having the same problem. I have the ntp package (client/server) installed. My workplace computers use a third party SNTP client (AboutTime) to syn...
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: isolating rb750 ports
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Re: isolating rb750 ports

I have a similar configuration. Why not assign the three to different subnets and then used a variety of firewall rules to allow port3 and port4 to see port2 but be invisible to each other. Such as: Port2: 192.168.88.x Port3: 192.168.77.x port4: 192.168.66.x Then add firewall rules, such as given in...
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: new user
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: new user

I'm new as well and am teaching myself. Yes, look at the Wiki and the articles posted about different features. Finally, look at the videos by Greg Sowell (see post by "gregsowell" regarding training videos). They really helped. Greg is quite cool and willing to help.
by MicroTikNewby
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Incomplete NTP package Installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Incomplete NTP package Installation?

Ah okay, that post definitely answered my question. Thanks again for the help...
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Incomplete NTP package Installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Incomplete NTP package Installation?

Fewi-

Thank you! Would you mind telling me how you found that? I searched myself but was overwhelmed with info, not specific to my question. I would like to know so that I can be more effective at searching and not post unnecessary questions.

Thanks again!
by MicroTikNewby
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Incomplete NTP package Installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Incomplete NTP package Installation?

All- I have a RB750G running V4.5. I wished to add the ntp server, so I downloaded the optional packages and loaded only the ntp server file. Before I loaded the file, my ntp client would list the information pertaining to last update, poll interval, and time correction. But since adding the ntp ser...
by MicroTikNewby
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB750G port forwarding not working
Replies: 82
Views: 14432

Re: RB750G upgrade??

As a new Mikrotik user, I'll jump in here. I received my RB750G about a month ago, after I grew completely disgusted with the consumer SOHO routers. I knew almost nothing about Mikrotik, but I taught myself quite a bit by reading the Wiki, this forum, by watching the excellent training videos produc...
by MicroTikNewby
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switch Function in V4.4
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Switch Function in V4.4

All-

I noticed that a VLAN feature has been added to the "Switch" configuration in V4.4 (access via Winbox). I'm wondering whether one can configure VLAN there instead of using the bridging feature? If not, what exactly is that VLAN feature used for.

Thanks!