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by BrianHiggins
Tue May 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Switching
Replies: 1
Views: 196

VLAN Switching

Scenario, RouterBOARD 962 setup as wifi router. ether1 is WAN, ether2-ether5 is bridged for LAN. Device connected downstream to one of the LAN ports on the RB962 needs to be able to communicate over VLAN 500 to the providers upstream router that ether1 is connected to. the RB962 only needs to functi...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Re: Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER

I too have a possible large project which can benefit from docker support. either or both running RouterOS inside docker, and docker inside RouterOS.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 44
Views: 9779

Re: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!

You can't change username anymore, if you need different username create new, and delete old one. This is feature, not a bug. I disagree, it's a bug. Proof: where is this in any changelog? (because I looked before posting, twice) v6.43 changelog *) user - all passwords are now hashed and encrypted,...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 44
Views: 9779

Re: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!

You can't change username anymore, if you need different username create new, and delete old one.
This is feature, not a bug.
I disagree, it's a bug. Proof: where is this in any changelog? (because I looked before posting, twice)
by BrianHiggins
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 44
Views: 9779

Re: v6.43.13 [long-term] is released!

Unable to change default username for admin account (or any account), command line gives error "failure: user name can't be changed" and winbox options are disabled.

/user set admin name=somethingelse password=mypass comment="changed default account"
failure: user name can't be changed
by BrianHiggins
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik in the news..bad news
Replies: 56
Views: 7901

Re: Mikrotik in the news..bad news

Yes, last bugfix 6.40.8 is fine (+ change your passwords after upgrading, restore your configuration and inspect it for unknown settings, implement a good firewall) What's new in 6.40.8 (2018-Apr-23 11:34): !) winbox - fixed vulnerability that allowed to gain access to an unsecured router tell that...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox vulnerability: please upgrade
Replies: 329
Views: 90450

Re: Winbox vulnerability: please upgrade

Is there anymore detailed information than the old blog post? I've seen numerous routers running 6.40.8 bugfix get compromised in the last few days. Winbox was externally accessible. On Friday I updated a couple older routers that had not yet been compromised that weren't on 6.40.8 to 6.40.8, only t...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite
Replies: 38
Views: 18222

Re: Wi-Fi speed issues on hAP AC Lite

I have a 600+ unit (res) complex coming up for wifi and want to stick to all MT throughout as ive done on others, but am very worried as users want wifi speed on their consuemr devices. I *KNOW* i can deliver that wifi speed with UBNT APs and MT routing, but want so badly to go all MT (only issue i...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 577
Views: 427096

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Just to be clear, my implementation is done only upon one of our admins clicking the test bandwidth button inside the web admin console they use to manage their hardware, and it's hard coded to run only a single 10 second test up, followed by a single 10 second test down, it then disables the test b...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 577
Views: 427096

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Months ago I embedded a 10 second duration upload and download test into our web provisioning platform to assist with determining bandwidth performance when doing new installations (this generates at most less than 5 or 10 minutes of collective tests spread over the course of a month, so definitely ...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Remove SSID from master interface when VirtualAP are used
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Remove SSID from master interface when VirtualAP are used

more pointedly, why do you need 3 VAPs at all? why not use the master interface as one of the APs, and then use only two VAPs. You can still perform all the same config and routing / bridging / vlaning options, and that actually will provide better wireless performance since you are wasting less air...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot + CAPsMAN
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: hotspot + CAPsMAN

I haven't yet tested this myself, though I will probably be doing so in the near future for a similar project. I think it's helpful if you realize that hotspot and capsman are not connected or related functions, and actually have nothing to do with each other. I believe the correct solution would be...
by BrianHiggins
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why does wireless networking use CSMA/CA instead of CSMA/CD?
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: Why does wireless networking use CSMA/CA instead of CSMA/CD?

That is why there is a disable CSMA/CA option for NStream.... ;)
by BrianHiggins
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMan + WPS button (feature request?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

CAPsMan + WPS button (feature request?)

Is it possible for CAPsMan APs to still provide support for using the WPS button? If not, enabling WPS on a caps configuration would be really useful for a project I'm working on. Master configuration only would be fine, though the ability to specify it to work on a slave configuration could be usef...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script stopped working...
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Script stopped working...

Just noticed a script I've been using for ages that went through and dynamically updated address list entries via DNS to current IPs stopped working. It fails on the line /ip firewall address-list set $i address=$newip It appears that $i is being parsed as *N where N is the item number of the addres...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: DHCP accounting through Radius
Replies: 24
Views: 5935

Re: Feature request: DHCP accounting through Radius

[*] also add support for MT-Rate-Limit attribute when using DHCP+RADIUS as already promised (Ticket#2016110222000039) This already exists! Use the Mikrotik-Rate-Limit VSA sorry, it's in the ticket I referenced, and wasn't entirely clear in this post. what I meant was full support, which means also ...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: official IPS/IDS in metarouter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

official IPS/IDS in metarouter?

Is there any community support for pushing to see an official metarouter image that would enable some IDS / IPS features? I would be interested in seeing something that can be integrated via the web proxy, and run 100% inside the router. I would like to see a supported metarouter image that contains...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: DHCP accounting through Radius
Replies: 24
Views: 5935

Re: Feature request: DHCP accounting through Radius

also add support for MT-Rate-Limit attribute when using DHCP+RADIUS as already promised (Ticket#2016110222000039)
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Need Help w/Mass Flashfig script
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Need Help w/Mass Flashfig script

This is actually exactly what our company does...

We have a complete process for this, including automated provisioning and tenant account management, bandwidth controls, IP provisioning, etc.

brian at aditumims dot com for details.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP lite ac Country, Frequency and Frequency mode
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: hAP lite ac Country, Frequency and Frequency mode

I tried to apply the lock pack to a hAP lite AC tower, because I actually wanted to further lock it down by disabling protocols other than 802.11, it does not appear to be accepting the lockpack config as NStream is still an option. Is there any special procedure like a netinstall needed before appl...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Find last pysical ethernet port
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Find last pysical ethernet port

In a script, Without knowing how many Ethernet ports are on a router, how do I identify the last port?

aka RB\2011 has 10 ports, I need to ID ether10, CCR1009 has 8 ports, I need to ID ether8

any ideas?

Edit, this also needs to exclude any sfp ports
by BrianHiggins
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: no ip source-route
Replies: 1
Views: 713

no ip source-route

on Cisco "no ip source-route" instructs the router to ignore any ip options headers that contain routing information and to perform only policy routing. While policy routing is the standard way we all route on MikroTik, I've never seen anything about if source routing via ip options headers was even...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log Suppression
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Log Suppression

I would like to be able to suppress user login / logout events from the memory log, but only when logged in / out via the API I have played around a little trying to figure out the best way to do this and I don't easily see how. I would like to suppress / ignore the first two lines here, but make su...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: API For Each?
Replies: 1
Views: 804

API For Each?

goal, single API command that matches and set parameters on multiple items A couple of example commands that I want to work, but don't... /radius/set =src-address=1.2.3.4 ?service=PPP /queue/tree/set =limit-at=1000 =max-limit=10000 ?parent=ParentQueue Any idea how to do this without first doing some...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: API SSL
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

API SSL

I've successfully implemented the API outlined here connecting over the regular API port of 8728

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/API_in_VB_dot_NET

Can anyone shed any light on what is required to modify the code to enable me to connect over the api-ssl service on port 8729?
by BrianHiggins
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSMAN Interface Naming
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: CAPSMAN Interface Naming

an option to auto add a comment to the interface with the remote Identity name would be a nice way of handling it.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN and Virtual APs
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: CAPsMAN and Virtual APs

Thanks, Was looking in the wrong place for this, worked like a charm, though I think I found a few bugs in the AP provisioning process (will email support later this week)...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN and Virtual APs
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

CAPsMAN and Virtual APs

Anyway to get a virtual AP up and running under CAPsMAN (under a different profile/config), or even just add a Virtual AP to a router that the primary AP is controlled by CAPsMAN?
by BrianHiggins
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAPSMan Local Wireless Interfaces
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

CAPSMan Local Wireless Interfaces

6.12, how do I get the local wireless interfaces to get managed from within capsman? I have successfully gotten a remote AP provisioned and working, but the local wlan1 interface on the router running the manager won't show up under radios, I've tried everything I can think of.
by BrianHiggins
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ROS 5.X not supported on Hyper-V
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

Re: ROS 5.X not supported on Hyper-V

so virtualized hardware will not be supported.

and so licenses for virtual instances or ROS will not be purchased... fix the drivers to support hyper-v (hint: they already exist, you just need to include them), and you'll sell more licenses.
by BrianHiggins
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resetting Counters in the Interface List
Replies: 14
Views: 17068

Re: Resetting Counters in the Interface List

will you add that to VLAN driver? ppp interfaces?..

Any update on resetting PPP interfaces? Clearly that isn't drive dependant...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Hyper-V integration components
Replies: 127
Views: 62911

Re: Hyper-V integration components

I'm deploying a new Hyper-V server, and due to requirements I am forced to implement a virtual MikroTik router, and because of these limitations, going to be running v4.17... I would happily purchase a new license, even a L6, and upgrade to something new, but it simply isn't an option here until sup...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4589

Re: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice

Whomever posted a comment to me on my personal website back in December asking for help regarding this (I don't know your screen name), I apoligize, the comment was flagged as spam and I just noticed it a few minutes ago. I email'd you, but wanted to post this as well to ensure you get me email.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: non-authorized pppoe redirect
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: non-authorized pppoe redirect

setup a DHCP server, assign IPs from a private IP block, and the setup a webproxy that redirects all traffic from that IP block to whatever website you want, and drop all other traffic. you're not actually redirecting the PPPoE session, but instead redirecting anyone who doesn't have a valid / activ...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: serial port packets
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: serial port packets

did you install/enable the UPS package?
by BrianHiggins
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VPN TRAFFIC
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: VPN TRAFFIC

1st question, why not use the MikroTik as yout VPN server?

2nd question, what IP on the interface plugged into the switch do you have assigned to the mikrotik, and to the VPN server? (hint, they must be unique)
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB433 for hotel in-room hotspot
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: RB433 for hotel in-room hotspot

regular outdoor PtMP I 100% agree that you should avoid circ pol antennas, but for an indoor implementation the signals will be bouncing around everywhere and you have no idea what polarization they will actuallly strike the antenna in.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4589

Re: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice

But why the WDS/station-psudobridge? Because you want to have the client deal with the PPPoE authentication themselves? I see no advantage in that? Some clients hardly know how to switch their PC on (really! :shock: ), let alone how to setup a PPPoE interface and a login. So we still end up with th...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 8954

Re: station pseudobridge vs station wds

You are better off doing your bandwith shaping via PPP (ex pppoe) than by interface or mac. It requires MUCH less managment / config on your part, and gives just as much control.
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 8954

Re: station pseudobridge vs station wds

under what circumstance would you recommend wds? sorry for the delayed response... I'd reccomend WDS only in the following circumstance: You have an AP, and a small group (usually under 10) of potential customers in a small area, but only one customer can actually get a signal. put up a CPE, config...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Re: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling

sorry, been a while since I checked back here. correct on all accounts, the default of 3200 may or not be right for you, test if out and give it a try. just don't use any policy other than best fit. I found the others don't seem to work as well (specifically the exact size option) One thing you may ...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4589

Re: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice

since this thread was resurrected... after v3 came out and was stable, we eliminated nearly all WDS links from the network, and changed all CPEs to station-psudobridge mode. This improved performance, reduced latency, and allowed more customers per AP with better performance than with WDS. We still ...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need to know why Citrix will drop connection with 3.30
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Need to know why Citrix will drop connection with 3.30

citrix uses lots of small packets, do you have any limit rules enabled??
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddently, MT is blocking some IP's
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Suddently, MT is blocking some IP's

This version had been working fine for the last 5 years 3.7 is at most 3 years old :) I agree, you should upgrade it. but check for any filter rules with anything set in the "extra" tab, specifically things like the PSD or the Nth section before you do, those rules could cause issues like this if n...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB433 for hotel in-room hotspot
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: RB433 for hotel in-room hotspot

I've used mikrotik R52 radios coupled to this antenna http://www.streakwave.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=IN800%2F5900%2D5&eq=&Tp= many times with good results. It also has a very clean professional look that blends in well with most office buildings, and is easy to install. However if you will be installing ...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two different queuing
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Two different queuing

Why (udp and tcp 53 port) i think http and https (tcp 80, tcp 443) UDP / TCP 53 are the ports used by DNS, the OP wants to allow unlimited bandwidth to his DNS servers, so creating a packet mark on this traffic, then assigning a unlimited queue to that mark and putting it at the top is exactly corr...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: moving from layer 2 to layer 3
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: moving from layer 2 to layer 3

have you considered implementing PPPoE, and OSPF?

it's a bit of initial setup work, but your life will be far far easier in the end.
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Authentication With Radius Server
Replies: 6
Views: 3361

Re: Wireless Authentication With Radius Server

you'll want to setup connection policies. it's best to put the users you want to connect into a particular group in AD, then set the policy to allow memebers of that group to connect when connecting from the hotspot. if you want to get more detailed and only allow users access to connect to a partic...
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 27, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPSec VPN tunnels unstable in RouterOS 3.31?
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: IPSec VPN tunnels unstable in RouterOS 3.31?

I setup a 3.30 MT with a IPSec tunnel to a sonicwall on the other end of the tunnel for someone back in December, haven't had a single problem with it.

verify your lifetime settings are set exactly the same on both sides, they need to match on both the phase 1 and the phase 2 part of the connection.
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Firewall Testing Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Firewall Testing Recommendations

disable unneeded packages, restrict or disable services [/ip services] to your LAN or managment subnet additionally if you use the firewall wizard in webbox (logon to the web interface) and check the protect customer (and router if you prefer) box, it will create a nice set of firewall rules to star...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: long range mobile link
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: long range mobile link

sounds like you're trying to connect something like a ferry boat going back and forth across a harbor... I know a guy who built a mikrotik based system for just that, but it ended up being a little more complicated than just 2 radios. it ended up requireing an array of 7 CPEs with directional antenn...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Modifing out-filter field is not really applied
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Modifing out-filter field is not really applied

try running without the leading / in the script

aka:
ip routing bgp peer set [/ip bgp peer find name="ISP1"] out-filter=""
ip routing bgp peer set [/ip bgp peer find name="ISP2"] out-filter="OUT_OFF"
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site VPN with MAC Address control / home office
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: Site VPN with MAC Address control / home office

add action=jump chain=forward comment="" disabled=no jump-target=ToVPN \ out-interface=pptp-out1 add action=accept chain=ToVPN comment="" disabled=no src-mac-address=\ 02:01:01:01:01:01 add action=accept chain=ToVPN comment="" disabled=no src-mac-address=\ 02:02:02:02:02:02 add action=reject chain=...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: YouTube High ping problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Re: YouTube High ping problem

check their simple queue, they are probably maxing out the available bandwidth, which is causing the high ping times.

if so a properly setup queue tree will help, check the wiki, there should be plenty of examples there
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Re: Polling vs contention protocol scheduling

Settings under N-streme: enable nstreme - turns on the MikroTik propiratity feature that boosts wireless transmit speeds and throughput, must be enabled for ALL devices connected to the AP framing policy - increases OTA throughput by grouping more than one ethernet frame into a single wireless frame...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: station pseudobridge vs station wds
Replies: 7
Views: 8954

Re: station pseudobridge vs station wds

psudo only allows one active mac address to be behind the client. so if you have a CPE with a customers router or single PC behind it, it works great. If the customer plugs in a switch and tries to hook up two computers that try to get online, it won't work as expected for them, and only one device ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: RouterOS on Microsoft Hyper-V
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

Re: RouterOS on Microsoft Hyper-V

old question, but in case anyone comes looking in the future, yes it works quite well. Just make sure your NICs are legacy and not integrated (I don't think you get the option for integrated unless you are using SCCVM to manage the VM)
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Missing disk (space)!
Replies: 6
Views: 5704

Re: Missing disk (space)!

uninstalled dude package and it's fine now... very odd.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Missing disk (space)!
Replies: 6
Views: 5704

Re: Missing disk (space)!

We haven't received any reports from you to support@mikrotik.com about MetaRouter and files. Ticket# 2009052166000482, it was sent from a different email account than you're used to seeing from me. Dude 3.3 is installed but the package is disabled, it was only used for some breif testing, and was n...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless-test.pkg | Multiple AP Interference
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: wireless-test.pkg | Multiple AP Interference

I've seen the same exact problem, so far the only solution was to keep using the old package. I wonder about v4 since it includes the test package. I don't feel comfortable testing v4 in production enviroments, but I imagine this will have to be addressed and fixed before it can be released.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP 2ghz-5mhz on 3 differnet channels when scanned
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: AP 2ghz-5mhz on 3 differnet channels when scanned

I've seen this before on some 900mhz stuff, but I think that was only on older v3 builds. never caused a problem though, seemed to just be a display error.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE over wireless link
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: PPPoE over wireless link

PPPoE ist Layer 2. A WDS oder AP-Cleint is Layer3. Also False... WDS is a Layer 2 transport protocol (essentially ethernet over wireless, where the RF link is layer 1), and PPPoE is a layer 3 protocol to encapsulate layer 4 transport protocols such as TCP and UDP read up on your OSI models.... http...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE over wireless link
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: PPPoE over wireless link

I believe you need to have wds enabled on your wireless link for this to work. FALSE (I have deployed 1000's of clients in this configuration without WDS with flawless results) change your config to the following: RB450 (PPPoE Server)-----RB400 (wireless link/ bridge or AP Bridge mode)-------RB400 ...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: The THING!
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: The THING!

change the speed to Only G and 24mbps. Why do you use B only? Never worked for me. and disable all of the B rates on the radio. otherwise B devices nearby will still screw with your AP (tested on numerous indoor applications where the MT AP was installed nearby an older B only AP that was going to ...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Missing disk (space)!
Replies: 6
Views: 5704

Missing disk (space)!

RB/433AH running v3.22, loaded a couple Metarouters just to see how it worked, then deleted them. now I have no free space left on the disk, and I can't load a new package. Tried rebooting, doesn't change anything. Email'd support, never heard back. [admin@Brian-CT] /system resource> pr uptime: 2w50...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Connection tracking with BGP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Connection tracking with BGP?

that's what I was thought, thanks for confirming.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Connection tracking with BGP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Connection tracking with BGP?

I have two BGP routers, with one upstream BGP peer each. Since it is possible for connections to go out one router, and the return packets come in the other router, should I be disableing connection tracking on the routers?
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 5113

Re: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure

So for example;

If I enable PPPoE server on Wlan1,
than in the profile I give the local address 10.1.1.1 (eth1 address)
than in the remote ip pool I give real IPs of 212.1xx.x.x

Will it work ? Real IPs will be routed through local addresses ?
yes, that will work.
by BrianHiggins
Thu May 21, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Metarouter disabled?
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Metarouter disabled?

just noticed the same thing, logged onto another router running 3.22 that I had loaded a metarouter isntance on previously, and it shows that I am almost out of disk space, but the only file I have is a 385k backup file from a few weeks ago
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 13, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Service Tag...
Replies: 10
Views: 37578

Re: Service Tag...

google TPID and VLAN stacking / VLAN nesting, there's alot of documentation out there to explain it, it's a little complex.
by BrianHiggins
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 5113

Re: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure

Ahh very nice. We are rather limited space wise at the high sites. I may just run the small repeaters (30 users) in bridge mode and then terminate the PPPoE on the distribution nodes as there is no point on the smaller ones if they only have one uplink. I am looking forward to all the equipment arr...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950
Replies: 11
Views: 4187

Re: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950

Followup:

I was finally able to install by booting off the ISO image burned to a CD-Rom drive, couldn't install to the USB directly or boot from netinstall, both locked up at boot time.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950
Replies: 11
Views: 4187

Re: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950

nope, tried everything I could think of... I did format them with FAT and FAT32, even just tried a different 2gb drive I just picked up from the store, this one PNY... I've got one 512mb sandisk that works fine, and can't get anything else to work (trying to get 4 routers running at the moment) I su...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950
Replies: 11
Views: 4187

Re: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950

I'm getting the exact same error trying to boot from USB on a Dell PE 860, the crazy thing is that I have a old 512mb pen drive that it will boot from just fine, but the brand new Kingston 2gb (model DT100/2GB) pen drive (that I just took the time to mount inside the case with a 12" USB extension ca...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 6194

Re: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers

When configuring BGP you can use all three formats.
is this for current builds, or only for routing-test?
by BrianHiggins
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: MetaRouter on RB1000
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: MetaRouter on RB1000

yeah, tha'ts the plan.
when's the plan supposed to take effect?? :)
by BrianHiggins
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 5113

Re: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure

Brian, a quick question You mention your use of a VLAN per AP. This confused me a little, are you terminating the PPPoE on the AP closest to the client, or are you bridging the wireless interface they are connected to onto a VLAN that is terminated at a central concentrator ? Also, are you using MP...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 5113

Re: Allocating /31 on distributed PPPoE infrastructure

we have the same type of config, however we allocate a /32 to the customer, all customers point to the same gateway since PPP does not require the gateway to be on the same subnet. we assign the local address in the ppp profile (becomes the clients gateway when they connect), and the remote address ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 6194

Re: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers

you can still request a 2 byte ASN, they ask you which you want when submitting your ASN Request.

I just had a 2-byte ASN issued earlier this week.
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: MetaRouter on RB1000
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: MetaRouter on RB1000

You are right, right now Xen only works on X86, and Metarouter works only on RB4xx, but we are working on a PPC (RB1000) port too, just wait a while. any update on the ETA for this on the 1000's? what about MetaRouter support on x86? I would LOVE to have that for some edge router / BGP functions so...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Global commands like ping and traceroute
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

Re: Feature request: Global commands like ping and traceroute

maybe default installed aliases.
I think this would be the best way, and would give some nice flexability for people who frequently have to run different commands or scripts

/system aliases add alias=/updateip cmd=/system script run ChangeIP

/updateip
by BrianHiggins
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNMP OID for Script Results
Replies: 17
Views: 8663

Re: SNMP OID for Script Results

This is directed at Mikrotik - I know tons of users would benefit. Can you please extend SNMP to allow results of scripts to be returned, ie: /system script print oid 0.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.0.1 script1 0.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.0.2 script2 then you could perform snmp get against the OID to run the script an...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: queue tree not working
Replies: 0
Views: 687

queue tree not working

I am trying to build a DSCP based QoS implementation (based largely on http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/DSCP_based_QoS_with_HTB) I have created the following components as outlined in the script below /ip firewall mangle add action=change-dscp chain=prerouting comment=HTTP disabled=no new-dscp=20 proto...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OSPF, aggregation and multiple links
Replies: 5
Views: 3827

Re: OSPF, aggregation and multiple links

We are willing to use RB433; ethernet switches are there only to connect ethernet interface of RB433, PCs, video encoders, etc. My doubts are: - do i have to mark packets ? - OSPF has to be redistributed over wlan1, wlan2 and ethernet on all RB433 ? - do i need Layer3 switches instead of layer2 swi...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!
Replies: 27
Views: 5672

Re: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!

Don't forget the specs states a +/-2db, the power also varies across the band. nearly all radio's have +/-2db and varry across the band, that's pretty standard. What's NOT standard is that MT actually posts the variences across the band and not just the peak power level of the radio like most vendo...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: worrying about the future of wifi
Replies: 22
Views: 4138

Re: worrying about the future of wifi

ForePoint, For the record, I have never had or operated or had any involvement with a WISP anywhere remotely close to your location - you have me mixed up with someone else. We have 1,000+/- customers and 30+ towers on the east coast, never even gave thought to the mid-west. then someone here is cl...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3-3.7/XR2 Cards Power Saving problem RouterOS problem 3.x
Replies: 33
Views: 4909

Re: XR3-3.7/XR2 Cards Power Saving problem RouterOS problem 3.x

Did you try setting update-stats-interval?
that option only updates the display in winbox (basically what you see in the registration table), and has no affect on the connection.


It may make troubleshooting easier, but won't change the connection any.
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14758

Re: Core Router Hardware

are you using the same Dell PE840 chassis as in the picture?

what model NIC did you install?
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.10 - MLPPP
Replies: 27
Views: 7673

Re: 3.10 - MLPPP

I was just doing some expermenting, and noticed that there is a lack of information in the logs about MLPPP errors. enableing multiple interfaces, if one interface connects, yet the other interface is unable, it does not log anything, it simply sits there with only one active session. by enableing f...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14758

Re: Core Router Hardware

I'm curious to hear how this is working for you now, your last post showed significant growth patterns, by now I'm sure you've had to make some changes to accomidate that growth...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!
Replies: 27
Views: 5672

Re: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!


Thanks Normis... the PDF has been updated since I last looked at it, none of that info was in there before :)

I like the fact there is almost no power loss @36Mbps...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LAG port support
Replies: 2
Views: 4986

Re: LAG port support

so if I understood that correctly, using per packet RR bonding, and on the switch Enabling Ether-channel Unconditionally works.

If ether-channel (Cisco equivlant to a Dell LAG) is set to unconditional, will that prevent failover if one link goes down?
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: worrying about the future of wifi
Replies: 22
Views: 4138

Re: worrying about the future of wifi

Maybe it is just luck? heh, I wish you all the luck in the world... that many hits only 6 ft away, one of these times you're going to see a secondary, or worse primary hit on your equipment... it's considered common knowledge that lightning never strikes the same place twice, in reality it will oft...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is (( PRIORITY )) Really working ???
Replies: 188
Views: 38970

Re: Is (( PRIORITY )) Really working ???

2. RouterOS's QoS works just fine, I've mentioned I use it for game/voip traffic all the time. I use many different methods to 'measure' the effectiveness of my QoS, but for those that want an easy way try this website: http://www.testyourvoip.com/ , when I turn my rules off my rating goes to 2.3/5...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: LAG port support
Replies: 2
Views: 4986

LAG port support

Does anyone know if you can connect MikroTik to a LAG (Link Aggregation Group) configured set of switch ports? example, I have a RB/1000 and want to connect 2 interfaces to a switch configured to bond 2 ports in one LAG for physical redundancy / additional capacity, and acheive a interface with 2Gbp...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Peer Status via SNMP
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: BGP Peer Status via SNMP

no SSH support in Whats Up... it supports anything via SNMP and if it can be scripted in VBS or WMI it can easily be added, but nothing like what you're talking about via SSH... I can do a simple TCP connect then challenge / response probe as well, but I don't see any way to use that.
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: worrying about the future of wifi
Replies: 22
Views: 4138

Re: worrying about the future of wifi

How resilient is your setup to lightning? if a tower gets struck, you have to expect at least some equipment will fail (it is over a million volts and hundreds of thousands of amps of electricial discharge), and anyone directly connected to the damaged equipment will be offline, however a partial, ...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!
Replies: 27
Views: 5672

Re: R5H firt impression - what a improvement!

Has anyone seen a power output chart for these yet? They are listed simply as:
Output Power Up to 25dB (320mW)
I'm assuming that 25dB is only for 24 Mbps and lower data rates like most other cards, what is the power output @36Mbps, @48Mbps and @54Mbps?
by BrianHiggins
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP client disconnects from cisco PPTP server every minute
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Re: PPTP client disconnects from cisco PPTP server every minute

Check your encryption and compression settings to make sure they match on both sides of the link, and look in the logs of the MikroTik to see if it gives you any more details as to what the reason for the disconnection is. did you check any of these items? Also, what about logs on the Cisco when th...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with Bridging two NICs to be as one ???
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Help with Bridging two NICs to be as one ???

I can't see the laptop connecting in wds mode. what laptop? his diagram indicates wired connections to a switch, and then a CPE type device wired to the switch and connected wirelessly to the AP... Besides, if a laptop is connecting wirelessly, it won't need WDS, the WDS is only for allowing the sw...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Peer Status via SNMP
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: BGP Peer Status via SNMP

Interresting idea, hadn't thought of that before... After some testing, it works in theory, but not in practice.... I've got full tables on all of my BGP routers, and some have more then one upstream provider tied to them, which means ~260,000 to ~520,000 routes... doing some testing on one of my st...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: TOS / DSCP, Queues and Voip
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Re: TOS / DSCP, Queues and Voip

This is a basic form for what I use in our routers, if you want it to catch all SIP traffic to or from anywhere, remove one of the jump rules and change the remaining one to not match on the VoIP Servers address list, just the SIP connection type Change your simple Queue settings to match the ammoun...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Peer Status via SNMP
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

Re: BGP Peer Status via SNMP

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by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with Bridging two NICs to be as one ???
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Help with Bridging two NICs to be as one ???

The only problem is, all clients that want to use the bridge MUST connect with WDS mode, so your design won't work! everything is exactly correct except for this. the wireless device attached to the switch might support MAC layer NATing for multiple devices (Tranzeo devices support 254 devices on t...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3-3.7/XR2 Cards Power Saving problem RouterOS problem 3.x
Replies: 33
Views: 4909

Re: XR3-3.7/XR2 Cards Power Saving problem RouterOS problem 3.x

We need /system routerboard setting set power-mode=regular to work. Its not there. Dallas; As it has already been stated numerous times, that setting applies to the CPU setting in the bios on a routerboard only. You can see the same options by booting into the bios on one of the routerboards. The /...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP client disconnects from cisco PPTP server every minute
Replies: 11
Views: 4988

Re: PPTP client disconnects from cisco PPTP server every minute

I too have used MikroTik extensivly in a number of PPTP implementations both as server and a client, and have never seen what you are reporting. I agree it sounds like it is a config problem with the Cisco PPTP Server. Check your encryption and compression settings to make sure they match on both si...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GPS integration problem
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: GPS integration problem

disable any key access to the bios, that should fix it I beleive
/system routerboard settings set enter-setup-on=delete-key
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Peer Status via SNMP
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

BGP Peer Status via SNMP

Has anyone figured out a way to monitor BGP Peer status via SNMP?

I want to program our monitoring system (IPSwitch Whats Up Gold) to watch the Peer status, not just ping the other side of the connection, to make sure the session is active.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik WISPs: Where?
Replies: 96
Views: 48381

Re: Mikrotik WISPs: Where?

We currently cover just over 2000 sq miles with 28 towers in the Mid-West (Indiana), nearly 100% MikroTik network for most backhauls, and all APs/CPEs, as well as routers (incl BGP)

http://www.forepointnetworks.com/network.shtml
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R5H released.. Any feedback ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: R5H released.. Any feedback ?

54mbps 5mhz channel Receive Sensitivity could be a little better... :D When will these be available, and at what price? with that low of a receive sensitivy, I can actually see using smaller channel widths at higher modulations for backhauls now if the output power doesn't plumet too horribly past 2...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3 AP´s one Net
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: 3 AP´s one Net

more then likley you are either not bridging wlan1 and ether1 on one or more of the APs, thus each AP is it's own seperate network, or you may have default forward disabled (I only skimmed your post) make sure all wlan's are bridged to their respective ethernet interfaces (and don't run more then 1 ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Challenge for Mikrotik techs. Virtual WLAN Cells.
Replies: 20
Views: 3789

Re: Challenge for Mikrotik techs. Virtual WLAN Cells.

I honestly don't see any breakthrough in using something like this. for regular 802.11 deployments, I agree, but if you had a central controller for a tower, then it could cooridinate the APs and have the polling span across multiple APs on overlaping, or the same channel, as well as allow for the ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes

I do have "inside knowledge on the inner workings" and my comments are based exactly on that, unluckily I do not think "exactly how it works" is going to be disclosed. Why would this not be disclosed? It is to everyone's benifit to better understand the systems we work with every day. If you have t...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Challenge for Mikrotik techs. Virtual WLAN Cells.
Replies: 20
Views: 3789

Re: Challenge for Mikrotik techs. Virtual WLAN Cells.

I am guessing with the new Atheros drivers this would be easier than ever. Just pipe the raw device into a tun device accross to the "controller" where it does the reverse and creates a virtual wlan adaptor. Very ambitious project should MT decide to implement, This would be a very very interesting...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes

ForePoint, like I said - max-station-count really only limits number of clients that can register. If in your setup this limit is not reached, there definitely is something else that causes this. You can test it by simply disabling/enabling wireless interface - this would effectively be the same as...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes

I would say it's not that unrealistic to suspects it's doing more here. As NStreme in PtMP is something like a time-slot algorithm, it might well be that it "reserves" timeslots for the maximum number of possibly connected clients (which you can configure) or something like that. that is exactly wh...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33378

Re: Nstreme test package

please send the support output files from your routers where you have installed the wireless-test package to support@mikrotik.com so we could check how well it is working.

do you mean everyone who has it installed, or are you just referring to peavys?
by BrianHiggins
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Re: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes

I have trouble beleiving that is all it affects (at least when NStream + Polling is enabled). I've tested at least 6 APs now and seen latency decreases on every one of them, and now 3 seperate cases on different APs where radio links that were not staying stable, are stable after changing that value...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33378

Re: Nstreme test package

I am seeing low up times (connectivity from clients). I have been on 3.10 and uptimes of days (30-80 days continuous). Now on 3.15 with the test package, I see maybe an hr then they all re-connect. Only a few stay connected at 1 hr or more. Anyone else see low client connection times? Eric - Check ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes
Replies: 14
Views: 8856

Max Station Count, NStream, and better uptimes

I've been testing out the net NStream polling test package on a few APs ( http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27302 ) and it has got me thinking about the polling mechanisim and how it works... So I did a quick test on a heavily loaded 5.8 sector running 3.10 and about 40 CPEs connected (N...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PPP Disconnect Script
Replies: 6
Views: 3536

Re: PPP Disconnect Script

Tested and works, both scripts accomplish the same end goal (but you'rs is definitly a little cleaner). I've got the script set on the VRRP interface that the remote routers are connecting to, and executing as the On-Backup event script, so the only time it will ever run is if the backup router beco...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33378

Re: Nstreme test package

I have seen few oddities with the new package (but still overall love the improvments!) we have a tower that has two 900mhz 120 deg h-pol sectors, one is powerd by a SR9, the other by a XR9, both are in 5mhz channels, on opposite ends of the 900mhz band. If we install the new test package on either ...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PPP Disconnect Script
Replies: 6
Views: 3536

Re: PPP Disconnect Script

you best option would be to disable the pptp and l2tp services to clear them all. you can either reenable it immediately or just leave it off until its master again. I thought about that, but I didn't like that idea in the event that there was the remote chance that if it ever errored out half way,...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PPP Disconnect Script
Replies: 6
Views: 3536

Re: PPP Disconnect Script

Figured it out... seems trying to store the interface name and disconnect by name doesn't work, you have to use the line number... :local NumConns [/ppp active print count-only] :log info ("Preparing to disconnect " . $NumConns . " VPN Sessions") :local iCounter 0 :while ($iCounter < $NumConns) do={...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PPP Disconnect Script
Replies: 6
Views: 3536

Re: PPP Disconnect Script

wasn't very clear originally - I want to disconnect every connection that shows up in
/ppp active
by BrianHiggins
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PPP Disconnect Script
Replies: 6
Views: 3536

PPP Disconnect Script

I need help writing a simple script that goes through and disconnects every active PPP connection on a router (v3.15). I'm setting up a VPN router cluster with VRRP for failover, everything is working great, except for after I fail over the cluster to a backup VRRP router, and the master later comes...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33378

Re: Nstreme test package

Put simply, AMAZING IMPROVMENTS!! we've tested on 3 of our heaviest loaded / worst performing PtMP APs, 2 of them are using SR9 radio's and the other has a XR5. the SR9 APs (one 532 and one 333) have shown improvments from average latency of 100-140ms (jitter ranging from 20ms to 300ms) down to now ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik 3.10 BGP behavior
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Mikrotik 3.10 BGP behavior

be aware that when you have multiple instances that each instance won't see each others routing table entries. ie, ap-path will not be used to compare which route gets used. Can you clairify what problems this would cause? If I am correct in understanding, each instance would simply add the route t...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Station mode setup
Replies: 10
Views: 12218

Re: Station mode setup

Just tried to disable default forward on a pseudobridge CPE and its greyed out.. we're running 3.11
Any thoughts?
option only exists on the AP side... disable it at the AP and it affects all clients connected
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security concern - IP's on list not always blocked
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Security concern - IP's on list not always blocked

As omega-00 said, you're not blocking all traffic..
Try this
add action=drop chain=forward comment=\
    "Drop incoming connections from IPs in Blacklist" disabled=no \
    dst-address=1.2.3.4 in-interface=ether1 out-interface=\
    ether2 src-address-list=Blacklist
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: worrying about the future of wifi
Replies: 22
Views: 4138

Re: worrying about the future of wifi

gyoztes You can actually one up them on the bandwidth, and equal them in quality if you build the network correctly and carefully. We have been offering 3mbps/256kbps to our residential customers for years with Mikrotik APs and CPEs. jwcn knows first hand the way a well designed (and in this case pu...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP Tunnel Routing problem
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: PPTP Tunnel Routing problem

changeip is probably still correct, double-check your routing tables to confirm you have a valid route in both cases. Don't make the assumption that windows will handle the MT VPN the same as it did a RRAS to RRAS connection. I assume you are using RRAS on the windows machine. I've found it's better...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE relay
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: PPPoE relay

not sure if I understand your question exactly... on the CPE bridge ether1 and wlan1, and set wlan1 mode=station-psudobridge then the client can open a PPPoE connection and it will the CPE "relay" it to the AP. Just be aware that the CPE will have to have a valid routable IP address to get into it a...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VOIP Mikrotik
Replies: 9
Views: 3751

Re: VOIP Mikrotik

I've been working with PxPx to solve the problem for a few days, the SIP helper was not a factor as there is no NAT, in fact we need the SIP helper for the mangle rule connection-type=sip for the QoS settings (which are working flawlessly). The problem has been tracked down to the T1 circuts provide...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: bad driver in 3.14 with realtek lan card
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: bad driver in 3.14 with realtek lan card

Personally, I really, really, REALLY want MT to continue to use the 'RC' format in interim releases to differentiate between something that is ready for production and something that is proposed for production. It sucks to have to guess the difference.... completly agree... I requested this from th...
by BrianHiggins
Tue May 20, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kill Canopys
Replies: 69
Views: 18184

Re: Kill Canopys

tgrand was responding to the comment that webformix made farther up asking for csma support outside of nstream. CSMA is the media access controller (MAC) for 802.11, and cannot operate without it unless it is replaced by another MAC. NStream + Polling = MAC, therefore when polling is disabled, CSMA ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature proposal (also community pls say if it is required)
Replies: 14
Views: 4417

Re: Feature proposal (also community pls say if it is required)

It is exactly this kind of information that started this thread asking for MT to show this kind of information directly in the WINBOX or CLI. any idea when this will be included in the CLI or winbox? SNMP is a work-around at best when you're trying to troubleshoot a system in the field... at worst ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core Router Hardware
Replies: 62
Views: 14758

Re: Core Router Hardware

This graph is from an HP DL140 that's serves our streaming.
It went live the 1st of the year.

Do you have any updated graphs? I'm curious to see just how much traffic you're pushing.
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38661

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

New access metod for PtMP system: New scheduling for polling-nstream (not only round robin algorithm) with advanced QoS like 802.16(d-e). Thanks don't forget the DFS part... 100% new version of NStream (NOT backwards compatable) to include advanced polling, full QOS, reduced latency, dynamic freque...
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios

Hey ForePoint, Do you have any insight for me about my post? Thanks, Joe Sorry, Havent been on the forum much recently... I would confirm this with Mike @ ubnt, but I have heard that while the cards will transmit in 5Mhz, they will listen in 10Mhz, so while you are not transmitting over top of the ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routerboard Firmware Upgrades
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Routerboard Firmware Upgrades

is it possible to make the all in one packages automatically upgrade the system firmware after a system upgrade? we deploy package upgrades to our CPE's through the dude, and end up having lots of CPEs with old and outdated firmware, wich sometimes causes stability issues (espicially when running v3...
by BrianHiggins
Wed May 07, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Outbound Route Filtering
Replies: 0
Views: 510

BGP Outbound Route Filtering

I am doing some testing with Outbound Route Filtering, but I am not havingt any luck getting it to work. I have read some documentation on how it is supposed to work (the MikroTik documentation is all but non-existant on BGP for v3) Here , but nothing I have tried is affecting the routes that are be...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: firewall feature suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: firewall feature suggestion

I would none-the-less LOVE to implement something like this for our PPPoE clients and the interfaces that serve DHCP to our CPEs
by BrianHiggins
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme link scenario and questions
Replies: 27
Views: 5629

Re: Nstreme link scenario and questions

I would like to see your ospf configuration. Please contact off forum.
email sent.

note, I realized in copying pasting I made a typo on the diagram on my previous post indicating that both sides of the Vertical link were running in station mode, I edited to correct this...
by BrianHiggins
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3 Bridge Port Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 554

v3 Bridge Port Settings

does anyone know where the documentation for the below settings in bold/underlined can be found at? I checked the v3 documentation, but could not find the section that covers the bridge commands. /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge1 comment="" disabled=no edge=auto external-fdb=auto \ horizon=n...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: Spambots

even if it does catch a false positive (which so far has only been a few large exchange servers of our customers, which were easily whitelisted), they are automatically unblocked after 30 minutes with the way it's set, so most people will never even know they have been blocked as the serer will auto...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: Spambots

I run this on just our upstream edge/BGP routers. if you try to run it on a more customer centric router it's less likley to detect an external attack that's doing a flood to a number of IPs, but on the other hand you'd be able to head off a infected customer closer to them, and reducing the load on...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme link scenario and questions
Replies: 27
Views: 5629

Re: Nstreme link scenario and questions

3) if you're worried about redundancy, do not use NStream 2, setup 2 individual NStream links, with OSPF and configure them for full duplex routing by manipulating the interface costs, that way if one link does drop, it will nearly instantly fall back to half duplex communication on the remaining l...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

currently the only way is just comments on this thread. once we're ready to proceed then I'll try to contact everyone that's expressed interest.

I just email'd UBNT to see where they stand on the certification process.
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Spambots
Replies: 12
Views: 4112

Re: Spambots

we use this script to help stop flooding of smtp, works pretty good, only 2 times did we catch a false positive, they were both mail servers for large companies that were legitimatly sending out tons of email, so we whitelisted them. / ip firewall filter add chain=forward action=add-src-to-address-l...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.3 released
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

Re: v3.3 released

Are you guys just going to release major versions one after each other untill you reach 3.9 and then going to start with minor versions? 3.9.x?

It certainly seems so.
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21332
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme link scenario and questions
Replies: 27
Views: 5629

Re: Nstreme link scenario and questions

1) loose the amps, they are going to be the source of endless problems, try ubiquiti's XR2 radio's 2) move the equipment outdoors, power it by PoE over outdoor rated shielded, gell filled CAT5e cable. MT boards are designed for pretty extreme weather, as long as you have a good grounded metal (not p...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IAPP / 802.1f Support
Replies: 8
Views: 4351

Re: IAPP / 802.1f Support

We want to use a number of RB333's as indoor access points, one on each floor of a large house (5 stories) and the client wants to be able to "roam" the house, hopping from one AP to the next without being disconnected. we have implemented mikrotik APs before in this manor and have not had any prob...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.3 released
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

Re: v3.3 released

Normis: Can you post more details on the following fixes? The changelog does not have detailed enough information.
*) graphing - ip address formatting bugfix;
*) user manager - fixed ampersand bug;
*) updated drivers;
Thanks :)
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RFC1149 Support?
Replies: 1
Views: 617

RFC1149 Support?

I was wondering if MikroTik was planning on adding support for RFC1149 to the wireless package?
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: XR3

I tested all in the lab. I can't find anything that doesn't work with the XR3. Its all a go. Once UBNT does the FCC for Part 15 and Part 90. When is this going to happen? I want part 15 first so I can use the public channels.

Dallas
according to Robert from UBNT, sometime this month.
by BrianHiggins
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: XR3

When you decrease the channel width by 75% from 20 MHz to 5 MHz, you decrease the throughput by 75% as well.
by BrianHiggins
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: XR3

you will not see any significantly higher then normal speeds with the XR3 over any other atheros chipset, as they are using the same OFDM modulation as any other radio, but due to the lower, almost non-existant noise floors you should see slightly faster and more stable speeds. therefore; you will n...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR3
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: XR3

I can't select the 3.5 frequency range. Do we have to buy a Custom License from Mikrtotik to use a public frequency? Anyways I did not get XR3 working.

Dallas
you either need a custom frequency license, or you need to change your country to austria, where 5.65-5.7ghz is selectable
by BrianHiggins
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some special questions about queues...
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Some special questions about queues...

First question: I use simple queues to slow down p2p traffic and to limit bandwidth for each customer.. For the following example I have a problem.. Internet connection with 10 Mbit For all customers a queue with max 1Mbit download and one queue for P2P-Traffic with max 2Mbit download. I want that ...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Talking about XR3
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Talking about XR3

the rules for 3.65Ghz state 1 Watt EIRP per MHz of channel width; so if you are running in 5 MHz channels, then your max EIRP is 5 Watt's, but if your channel width is 20MHz then your max EIRP is 20 Watt's for the XR3, assuming you are running at full power in 20MHz channels, then the maximim antenn...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

1) From earlier posts it seems the routerboard and wireless card combination require certification (for whatever frequency you want certified). We assume XR3 since thats what this thread was about. Once that is figured out particulars can be applied to other freqs. I have heard other conflicting in...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Talking about XR3
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Talking about XR3

there is more info in my other post, and I replied to your question from yesterday, but in short, as I understand it, the radio is getting a part 90 3.65ghz modular certification, which does NOT mean it is certified for use as is. before you can legally use the radio, it has to be part of a certifie...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

Don't you mean Part 90? Part 90 is for 3.65 and Part 15 is for the lower range. Dallas according to the FCC certification company, we only need the Part 15, Subpart B, Ubiquiti is getting the Part 90 Modular certification, which means the only thing that needs to get certified is the assembled unit...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.2 released ;-)
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: v3.2 released ;-)

I got a new "problem" after installing v 3.2. Those running v3.2 is not discovered using winbox or neighbour viewer.. Anyone else noticed this ? winbox/telnet connects normal if I type in ip.. by default not all interfaces have discovery enabled on them in v3 for some reason , check /ip neighbor to...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1

missed your question when replying yesterday Normis... This concept has already been put in place by MikroTik with v2.9.x since the early releases of v3, when it was published that v2.9 would receive no further features, only bug fixes from here on out. I am only suggesting that we modify the existi...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1

do some reading, and make an intelligent decision on when and how to upgrade. Since the changelog is habitually short winded and lacking in details / entire sections of what was changed, it is very difficult to read up and make that intelligent decision, which I, and many others, would most definit...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

Official quote came back: Reference: United States Test Name: FCC Part 15, Subpart B – Unintentional Radiators Price (US): $2,000.00 Tests performed: 15.107 Conducted Emissions 15.109 Radiated Emissions Test Report This quote assumes that the Ubiquity module has prior approval from the FCC They will...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

I too would be willing to chip in to help get things going. I wander how many other configurations have already been certified. none that I am aware of, I had them do some quick searching and he didn't find anything related to MikroTik for any licensed bands, but it was not a comprehensive search a...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

Got some more information from Jon... 1) confirmed that the antenna thankfully does not need to be part of the system certified so once we have a certified system, each user is free to pick the antenna most appropriate for their needs, as long as it does not violate the FCC power density limits of 1...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

I think if you added some standard stuff a large group of us could agree on we could go in together and have it be affordable and certified. Its a win-win for everyone involved. Now is the time to get some more peoples attention. Imagine price at 100 companies involved for several sets of normalize...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

Re: 3.65Ghz FCC certification

I just spoke with Jon Hartman from Agile Test Group, he is getting a quote put together for FCC certification of the XR3 on a RB333. He says it will definitely be under $10k but until he checks on a few things, can't give a better price estimate. btw Justin, What company did you get things certified...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Station Psudobridge Device Discover problem
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Station Psudobridge Device Discover problem

Dude server does not correctly detect or connect to v3.x devices that are running in station-psudobridge
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38661

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

This will be excellent features. Is it possible that mikrotik make new dual nstreme from source, to achieve more bandwidth ?
full QOS and reduced latency will provide better bandwidth where needed through more efficient use of the airtime.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Where is RouterOS version 3.0.1

basically every software developer copmany would call a fix in second extension like 3.0.1 or 3.0.2 and when there is a new feature added it will be 3.1 and 3.2 and so far... that would be really nice for us to determine how much testing we need before deploying... 3.0.1 - bug fix 3.0.2 - bug fix 3...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can frequency diversity be made with mktik?
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Can frequency diversity be made with mktik?

we've done this with dual-pole antennas, but running dual nstream links, not nstream dual. there is only about 20-30dB of signal rejection between the two antenna connectors so running adjacent channels does NOT work, it would probably be a good idea to use a bandpass filter if the two channels are ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38661

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

Isn't the next version number going to be 3.2.x or 3.1.x instead of 4.0? They had the 2.9.x, 2.8.x, 2.7.x, etc. series before 3.0. If you read the new description of this board, it states "BETA Testing and Feature Suggestions for the next RouterOS release (ROS v4)". A feature I would like to reques...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38661

v4.0 Feature Request(s)

100% new version of NStream (NOT backwards compatable) to include advanced polling, full QOS, reduced latency, dynamic frequency selection WITHOUT disconnecting active clients, automaticly adjusting framing policy (that does not affect QOS) New version of NStream Dual with automatic fall back to hal...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude

Update: the problem with v3 is limited only to the mipsel processors, the powerpc packages upgrade without problem.
by BrianHiggins
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.65Ghz FCC certification
Replies: 50
Views: 13710

3.65Ghz FCC certification

Is there any way to get a MikroTik RB333 with a Ubiquiti XR3 card FCC certified to operate in the 3.65-3.70Ghz range?
by BrianHiggins
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude

any else having unreliable upgrades for 2.9.50 also? I've had 3 that failed to upload... if I can't do 2.9 with the dude either those 100 devices just jumped to over 500 :(
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: New RC13 npk does not upgrade in the dude

any idea when this will be fixed? I've got about 100 devices that I'm going to need to upgrade soon, and the thought of a manual upgrade is not a pleasant one.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 3.0
Replies: 70
Views: 13107

Re: RouterOS 3.0

I have theory on v3 CPU usage... 2.x calculated the cpu by showing the average over the previous 1-2 seconds, where v3 displays a realtime value at the time of updating, and as such it's going to have many momentary spikes up to 100% which is normal for any active processor. I agree it is alarming t...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10424

Re: WMM with NStreme

Sorry to say you that the packets entering the bridge by vlan interface are not vlan incapsualted anymore. So you can't catch anything with that rule. We extensively test it with mt guys. Regards Ros I have only tested this enough to know that it showed the counters were incrementing, so it sure se...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 3.0
Replies: 70
Views: 13107

Re: RouterOS 3.0

Forepoint, Was your OSPF issue related to v3 also present in RC14? Has anyone else used OSPF in v3 and not had a problem. I want to upgrade my routers but OSPF operation is required. I am using RC14 without issues currently. There was nothing in the change log for ospf from RC14 to v3 so there shou...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 3.0
Replies: 70
Views: 13107

Re: RouterOS 3.0

OSPF locked up on a RB333 2 hours after installing, requireing a reboot to before routes came back online, however I forgot to make a supout...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guess V3.0.0 Release Date.
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Guess V3.0.0 Release Date.

...I guess it's still possible for v3.0 not be stable until v3.0.1 :D )
OSPF locked up on a RB333 2 hours after installing, requireing a reboot to before routes came back online, however I forgot to make a supout...
by BrianHiggins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guess V3.0.0 Release Date.
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Guess V3.0.0 Release Date.

I don't think that you can guess the date correctly. Guessing the date is like having a 8ball that has eight answers: 1. Outcome looks murky 2. Uncertain... 3. Try again later 4. Ask yes or no questions 5. You will fail 6. Don't ask this question again 7. Yes 8. No All tho they are all irrelevant, ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: routes?!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: routes?!?!

i've seen this happen in v2.9 before... hasn't happened to any of our v3 test units though.
by BrianHiggins
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.50
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: 2.9.50

Something is being withheld, and I'm not sure what, and that's how conspiricies grow. not the first time they've updated something and not included it in the changelog.... i've been complaining about the poor details of the changelog for 2 years, and only one release (beta 2 i think??) have they ma...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10424

Re: WMM with NStreme

yes you can trasport the priority up to the Ap but then you can't mark the packet about it. you are correct that with v2.9 you can not, but v3.0 you can... /interface bridge filter add action=mark-packet chain=forward comment="" disabled=no in-interface=vlan1 \ mac-protocol=vlan new-packet-mark=pri...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10424

Re: WMM with NStreme

It still not possible to build a queue if you use PPPoE over Vlan ncapsulated into EoIP tunnell. In fact in this scenrio only possible to get priority from ingess inside the bridge filter, but then you don't have any tools to mark the packet by priority. I discussed at the MUM with Dimitri and hope...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 13417

Re: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?

I don't have any information, The ticket I had open was Ticket#2007102566000165 if Uldis wants to comment.
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 and Motorola
Replies: 20
Views: 3188

Re: SR9 and Motorola

I have no idea... take a spectrum analyzer out there and see exactly what they are outputing. maybe they don't have them on the channel you think they do?
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feture req: config replication among MT units
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

Re: Feture req: config replication among MT units

as somebody pointed out - multiple device config in dude is already possible.
I hope you didn't mean me... I was saying I wanted config from the dude...

if it's already available, PLEASE post details on how.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to dimension a PC for PPPoE
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: How to dimension a PC for PPPoE

a P4 2.5ghz or higher with at least 256mb of ram should be enough as long as you don't go overboard with the firewall rules.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Logging - howto
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Logging - howto

another alternative, and I'm not sure if it's withen your buget, but Microsoft ISA server does this type of logging, and stores it in a native MSDE database, or optionally in a full SQL Server database.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Framed-Route
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

Re: Framed-Route

what specifically are you trying to accomplish? I've never used the framed-route attribute, and all of my pppoe users are dynamically routed.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: setting default password
Replies: 5
Views: 3294

Re: setting default password

that part is already possible... just select a group of devices and select "settings..."

I just want a default password assigned when it adds a new device from discovery
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: PPPoE IP Addresses.

i would change your profile ip to be something other then the .2 address used on ether1, it'll probably work, but it could potentialy cause a conflict somehow as far as the broadcast address, that's because there is none on a PPP link. other then your .2 address in the profile, everything looks norm...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: xr9 seen as 900 not 2.4
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: xr9 seen as 900 not 2.4

the answer I recently got back was that they do yet not have a sample card, or the necessary identification information from the vendor to accomplish this.

ubiquiti needs to send them one (and an XR3...)
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feture req: config replication among MT units
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

Re: Feture req: config replication among MT units

the appropriate and secure way would be for the dude to have a global address list feature, and an option to push that address list to various clients. then you make the changes in the dude, and it gets added automatically to the router after the next polling interval
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Voip
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Voip

We don't have any voice services of our own currently. I actually do have those rules deployed at one of our edge routers to mark the packets for other providers, as I do want to do anything I can to ensure that the traffic goes as smooth as possible for our customers. however at this time I've only...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: PPPoE IP Addresses.

Thanks.. At least I know it's aparantly not possible! I can't quite see any reason why it's not possible though technically! As we are the ISP we ideally need to route our own block of IP's to customers not proxy arp them from the WAN! That really only makes sense if your using NAT and trying to us...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual Firewall with Winbox User Classification
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Virtual Firewall with Winbox User Classification

sounds like something better made as a custom app though the API then something builtin to the core
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 radio connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: RB333 radio connectors

I've not had any problem with the top port, but we've received 1 so far that had the 2nd slot damaged in shipping, and another 2 that had the 3rd slot connectors were all bent up (probably because they stick out of the side of the board so far) As far as cards fitting in the slots, I've got 2 XR3's ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.0rc9 SNMP Bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: ROS 3.0rc9 SNMP Bugs

what would be the reason for this? Either your snmp tool has access to the MT OIDs or it doesn't right?

Scott
allowing more then one device access to snmp, without allowing everything access (since we STILL can't allow more then one address or subnet access to a particular community string)
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB 333 not working on long cable run
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: RB 333 not working on long cable run

The power supply (block or wallwart) needs to have enoght AMPs for the high power cards. agree'd, but it would still really be nice if all of "The RouterBOARD power series" were 48v 802.3af compliant for both standard and passive PoE, allowing us the ability to power them using our choice of power ...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Voip
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Voip

changing tos to min-delay is good and all, but don't you have to have some queueing setup that actually affects the traffic ? sure, but he only asked how to change the priority... Any of you have tried setting VoIP Priority ? I gave him the packet mark as well as the changing the tos. I assume that...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless System Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Wireless System Setup

We are preparing to attempt to roll out a wireless system using 100% Mikrotik client gear. We are still in the early planning stages and hope to be able to take advantage of the upcoming RouterBoard Crossover client device. Anyways, I wanted to get a feel for what people were using out there for cl...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Voip
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Voip

Any of you have tried setting VoIP Priority ? I have some set up but i'm not sure is working fine since i see no packets queued in my queue tree... Any help would be greatly appreciated... VoIP Priority such as for Vonage... it could use some work, but it's a nice start... if you use this, and make...
by BrianHiggins
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues

keep in mind the poor reporting of the noise floor of the SR9, we've had links that show noise floors of -101 and have problems with interference... I'd suggest taking a spectrum analyzer, or at least a XR9 in 10mhz channels (and v3 frequency scan) to scan out there before making any decisions.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM and PPPoE incompatibility?
Replies: 16
Views: 6397

Re: WMM and PPPoE incompatibility?

i created that rule on a 2.9.48 spare radio on a tower, so I have no way to test to see if it does anything or not.
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: interface routing costs
Replies: 0
Views: 308

interface routing costs

a year or two ago someone posted a simple and somewhat standard formula to use for calculating the cost of a link based on bandwidth capacity, does anyone remember what that formula was?
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LM87 x86 support
Replies: 0
Views: 349

LM87 x86 support

I have dell optiplex systems acting as pppoe concentrators and routers at many of our towers, and none of the systems display the LM87 system temp values. I understand this was orginally designed for the RB200's, but that was a few years ago, the whole point in defining the industry standard LM87 te...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM and PPPoE incompatibility?
Replies: 16
Views: 6397

Re: WMM and PPPoE incompatibility?

Ok i was able to configure my network as you described. I have an AP where the vlan is bridged with wlan1. But now using nstream I can't use wmm. And so I would like to use queue to achive a comparable result. I set ingress-priority on bridge firewall. Then I would like to mark packet to build a qu...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3rc8 weird wireless uptimes...
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

v3rc8 weird wireless uptimes...

First off, I want to say that in rc7 and 8 (haven't yet upgraded test links to rc9) the wireless stability seems to finally be on par with 2.9, and overall performance is wonderful. I have a perfectly performing test link that we're running that in winbox shows a link uptime of 11 days 39 minutes, w...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAELA Request
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: CAELA Request

I beleive this was requested at MUM in Orlando when they first presented the CALEA components...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE IP Addresses.
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: PPPoE IP Addresses.

PPPoE does not function like you are wanting. it is a PPP protocol designed for authenticated access and routing of traffic to another network (such as a to your ISP), it is not a NAC protocol for your LAN. you should use a form of 802.1x authentication as a NAC for a LAN
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Brigde & PtP
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Re: Brigde & PtP

Yes. It may be inefficient (thoughts anyone?) but it works well for me. the only thing that is inefficient in your setup is IP utilization, however it will not work for what marcelocbf needs to do, as it will not pass the mac layer from the client to/through the AP. In order to pass the mac layer, ...
by BrianHiggins
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: why 2 pppoe-server??
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: why 2 pppoe-server??

the option to add a pppoe server interface from winbox is so you can create rules for the interface, instead of it creating a dynamic interface everytime the pppoe session is established.
by BrianHiggins
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP - best route
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: BGP - best route

Here is what I want to accomplish, but as of yet have not been able to. Using just 1 router, with 2 upstream peers, both receiving full routes. for all routes originating from ProviderA - prepend 2 AS paths to any route with a AS path length longer the 2 for all routes originating from ProviderB - p...
by BrianHiggins
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10424

Re: WMM with NStreme

So I hope Mt will start to think about nstream-qos version qos over nstream is really about the only thing that alverion has mikrotik beat on right now, and the only thing that is stopping us from being able to offer a high quality voip service to our customers. If I had full end to end qos, I woul...
by BrianHiggins
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Brigde & PtP
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Re: Brigde & PtP

maybe a little, depends on the CPU of the router, it takes a little more cpu power to run wds.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios

I have the SR9 set at 2437 and the XR9 at 2427, which according to the charts I've seen correspond to 907 MHz for both cards. Can anyone confirm that? I would have to go dig out the conversion chart for the SR9 to be sure (we've been running them under v3 for a while, and it reports the actual chan...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 and Motorola
Replies: 20
Views: 3188

Re: SR9 and Motorola

I tried the new XR9 at 912 .....,when the Motorola is runnig it still shuts me down. Since you are running 3 sectors, I assume you must be running in 5Mhz channels... Motorola - 8Mhz Channel Width center 906Mhz low 902Mhz high 910Mhz XR9 - 5Mhz Channel Width center 912Mhz low 909.5 high 914.5 Since...
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Brigde & PtP
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Re: Brigde & PtP

change from station mode to station-wds, then bridge ether1 and wlan1 on both the station side, as well as the AP side.
by BrianHiggins
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

XR9 waveform power output and co-location of radios

This goes along with the testing I posted earlier today, but instead from the point of view of co-locating multiple radios near each other and how significant adjacent channel interference will be. You can find the earlier info here: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19026&hilit= I took ...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and APC Smart UPS
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Mikrotik and APC Smart UPS

that's because serial0 is already in use... [admin@MikroTik] > system console [admin@MikroTik] system console> print Flags: X - disabled, W - wedged, U - used, F - free # PORT VCNO TERM 0 F serial0 1 F 1 linux 2 F 2 linux 3 F 3 linux 4 F 4 linux 5 F 5 linux 6 F 6 linux 7 F 7 linux 8 F 8 linux [admin...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11n enabled in rc7?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: 802.11n enabled in rc7?

I would tend to agree. a seperate wireless package for 802.11n would be nice as I would not have to worry if they broke something that was working great...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP - best route
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: BGP - best route

I don't want to stop all traffic flowing across my "expensive" provider, I want to keep some traffic flowing across them.. (1, I pay for 2mbps if I use it or not, and 2, I know the owner of the data center personally and I want to keep some traffic on his network out of friendship.) What I would lik...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11n enabled in rc7?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: 802.11n enabled in rc7?

these are just preliminary settings and support in console and it is not backed up with drivers and actual functionality.

:(
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2sr9 in rb153
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: 2sr9 in rb153

the bigger question is does the 153 have enough CPU power to do whatever it is you are planning to do with 3 SR9's, and how are you planning on co-locating 3 SR9's in the same airspace to avoid interference?
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

SR9-XR9 Noise Floor Issues

I'm not going to double post, but I wanted to make sure everyone knew this was posted as I think it's fairly important if you use SR9's or XR9's...

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 452#p93452
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 and Motorola
Replies: 20
Views: 3188

SR9-XR9-Noise floor testing

Here are the results of my testing. As you can see the XR9 reported significantly higher noise floors, and if you closely examine the spectrum analyzer output, the XR9 is reporting much closer to accurate peak noise readings. The difference between the XR9's reading and the analyzer is almost apprec...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP - best route
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: BGP - best route

I've tried this rule, but it doesn't seem to be working... I want to keep as much bandwidth routing across the cheap provder, and minimize the traffic on the expensive connection. it seems that it's applying this rule to all incoming routes, including the ones on the cheap provider. / routing filter...
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: POE SWITCH FOR ROUTERBOARD333
Replies: 8
Views: 4786

Re: POE SWITCH FOR ROUTERBOARD333

any time... :)
by BrianHiggins
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11n enabled in rc7?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

802.11n enabled in rc7?

with a XR9 installed on a 133c, running 3.0rc7 when I go to see what bands are available, this is what i see: [admin@MikroTik] /interface wireless> set wlan1 band= 2.4ghz-b 2.4ghz-g-turbo 2ghz-10mhz 2ghz-5mhz 5ghz-10mhz 5ghz-5mhz 2.4ghz-b/g 2.4ghz-onlyg 2ghz-11n 5ghz 5ghz-11n 5ghz-turbo [admin@Mikro...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE upload limt
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: PPPoE upload limt

sounds like they had ~200k of p2p traffic in the p2p queue, and ~100k of traffic in the pppoe queue.

try turning off the p2p queue on that router, and apply the same rule on a upstream router, it should prevent any problems like this.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP - best route
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: BGP - best route

i think they were dampening me last night when testing... I've got what I think is a good working filter now, but I have to wait to try it because they are again dampening me and ignoreing my updates... I'll post back this evening with what I find.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: POE SWITCH FOR ROUTERBOARD333
Replies: 8
Views: 4786

Re: POE SWITCH FOR ROUTERBOARD333

24v produces less interference in some instances. that is an inaccurate description. The transformer that MikroTik uses on the 112's and the 532's causes a ~50mhz harmonic in the lower bands, even at 24v, however the higher the input voltage, the stonger the interfering harmonic. this has been docu...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE upload limt
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: PPPoE upload limt

if the traffic gets caught as part of the p2p queue, it will not get counted in the pppoe queue. i think you can play around with priorities and tieing it to different interfaces to get around that.
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 and Motorola
Replies: 20
Views: 3188

Re: SR9 and Motorola

One of the biggest gotchas with SR9 is how unreliably it measures real noise floors. Perhaps the XR9 is simply more accurate, and this accounts for the differences you are seeing at your test sites? If so, that is excellent news. George we just got our batch of test XR9's from ubiquiti, the first t...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Secure Mode w/ 3.0rc9
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Re: Secure Mode w/ 3.0rc9

it's not just rc9, i've seen it as far back as rc4 (first rc build I tested with the dude)
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Vlan Issues

sounds like you have a bridge loop... either figure out where the loop is at, or enable spanning tree on at least one of the bridge interfaces
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: bgp multihop error " no route to host "
Replies: 20
Views: 3420

Re: bgp multihop error " no route to host "

true. in some cases the 30 seconds of a reboot might be better to not flap your routes, in some cases you want them to. anyhow, i think it has to do with mikrotik not closing its bgp peer sessions (and closing tcp session) before it shuts down or something. next time try disabling the peer, then re...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox in V3Rx
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: winbox in V3Rx

omg, somebody uses "exit" button? =) wow, I have nearly 600 mikrotik devices in the field, I spend 1-2 hours a day on average logged into winbox, and I never realized there is a button other then the windows X to exit winbox... hehe, I just clicked it, and guess what, it exited! now I have to log b...
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE upload limt
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: PPPoE upload limt

do you have another simple queue that catches p2p traffic that limits it to 256, that is higher on the list?
by BrianHiggins
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP - best route
Replies: 13
Views: 1909

Re: BGP - best route

yes, the future plan is 2 boarder routers, and 1 core router. for now we just brought up the 2nd fiber provider earlier today on our one active boarder router. I'm actually running into an issue right now trying to correctly shape the traffic so that it primarily routes only over provider A, and alm...
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