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by janisbvp
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud question
Replies: 17
Views: 2642

Re: IP Cloud question

We could introduce custom / multiple DNS name as some sort of premium feature maybe. Well, that could be feasible, because this dns as it is, is useless. Would you remember your router dns name if ir was 42711237ace5.sn.mynetname.net? Thought so - you wouldn't. Using strange script to manage Dyndns...
by janisbvp
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supported UPS`s
Replies: 49
Views: 31937

Re: Supported UPS`s

Why does no one use the UPS company MeanWell? This solution is very effective. This solution has the ability to remotely control UPS. People like to overpay for things and support crazy manufacturers like APC. Myself, I bought some 27V Meanwells with big batteries and the script does it all for som...
by janisbvp
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Achieving good throughput on very short range PTP bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 4762

Re: Achieving good throughput on very short range PTP bridge

* Very bad latency (>7ms) You should consider fiber if 7ms is high. current software version: 2.38 This is routerboot version - software is 5.xx I would expect >100Mbp/s Definately depends on many factors, but don't hope for huge numbers. * When I begin to sustain traffic to a downstream host, late...
by janisbvp
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Achieving good throughput on very short range PTP bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 4762

Re: Achieving good throughput on very short range PTP bridge

Just my 2 cents in here: 1. lower the transmit power until you are in mid-50 rx/tx (-55-60db) 2. in HT MCS tab on AP, leave only one mcs in both Supported and Basic MCS (try to avoid MCS 13-15 if you are in noisy environment) http://www.dbii.com/wiki/index.php?title=F52N-PRO#Example_.22N.22_setup_us...
by janisbvp
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DDWRT - Microtik
Replies: 7
Views: 10751

Re: DDWRT - Microtik

But, why would you choose rb800 over an intel Atom platform - namely D2500CC? It has 2 real cpu cores, 2 Intel gig lans, and ofcourse you can boot OpenWRT or DD-WRT, although I would recommend Openwrt. Even more - you can get the hang of Routeros rather fast and things that you can do in routeros ar...
by janisbvp
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik
Replies: 10
Views: 10799

Re: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik

Well, sampling is definately for vendors, like Mikrotik - early bird catches the worm, you know.
Othervise we would have to wait longer.
Anyway, I am not sure, this will bring revolution with our strict European frequency plans, but we shall see in the future.
by janisbvp
Wed May 30, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels
Replies: 250
Views: 89236

Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

I used this tutorial http://blog.poettner.de/2011/05/27/open ... rd-411750/. Don't forget to move to Port 2 after flashing...
Missed this one - thank you, MartinEmrich!
by janisbvp
Tue May 29, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels
Replies: 250
Views: 89236

Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Well, that seems to be the reason.
Honestly, Openvpn as it is in Routeros is by 90% useless.
For the owners of RB450 there is an answer - Openwrt, but for the roadwarrior scenario I hope to see Openwrt on RB750.
I have migrated to x86 with openwrt for just that reason.
by janisbvp
Wed May 23, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik
Replies: 10
Views: 10799

Re: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik

And, more than that, I would like to see a single chips solution (Atheros wlan+Quallcom dualcore) - then we add justa bit of components, stuff it in a small round housing with antenna and stick on a dish - that is a reasonable evolution of groove.
Ups, I am dreaming in the middle of working day!!!
by janisbvp
Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik
Replies: 10
Views: 10799

Re: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik

Yes, first step is still in process, Atheros has no chip yet.
Well, not entirely true, but close to that:
http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/corporate/c ... 9&news=421
Hope, Quallcom teaches and old dog Atheros, some new tricks... ;)
by janisbvp
Wed May 23, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik
Replies: 10
Views: 10799

Re: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik

There are other 11ac features we like to have. E.g. 256qam. Not a bad modulation, though in a crowded 2.4/5Ghz spectrum... we struggle to work with 64qam. But, I guess it is worth waiting for, just to see. Scenario is simple - Atheros gets licence and makes a chip, gives specs to Mikrotik, and in a...
by janisbvp
Tue May 22, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik
Replies: 10
Views: 10799

Re: 802.11ac wireless cards for mikrotik

Well, if you do read 802.11ac specifications, you will find that it is as clean to the spectrum as a space shuttle - 80Mhz. Even now, we have polluted enviroment - do we need more pollution? I hope, noone allows the use of these devices outdoors... ever... Also, Buffalo is a company, that creates IT...
by janisbvp
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: 750UP Not Reliable for UBNT Ubiquity Rocket and NSM

As I said before - you should find out the 'unreliable' link and point it out. If you would check the power consumption of the devices you can safely assume, they are not the case of problems. As I said before - try to get rid of power fluctuations under load and you will get stable system. At least...
by janisbvp
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

At the moment I am thinking of CAT6 and higher voltage (48-60v dc) anyway. As the insulation between colours in cat6 is much better, for near-100m runs it would make a great poe carrier. And the voltage converter for 48>24v would be rather easy. Of course, nothing beats dedicated cable and full volt...
by janisbvp
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

Yep, probably right - the diode was just for reverse-polarity protection anyway.
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

Still interested in what the basis of using an OmnitikUP rather than a 750UP might have to do with any of this? I think none, but MT staff will correct me if I am wrong. Think about this thing though - power consumption of routerboard "example1" is 0.2A at 24Volts, so at 12Volts it could reach 0.5A...
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236243

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Little ram. 1GB would be around and very good :lol:
Not on that box -it has SDRAM memory - even 128 megs are sooo much for that - it costed thousands back in nineties..
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

-------stripped-------- I just ordered some 4:1 DC power splitter cables and was planning on just putting some POE inserters and bypass the 750UP for the purposes of the power which gives up the ability to remote power cycle etc. (and basically turns it back into a non POE router, which was working...
by janisbvp
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

RB750UP doesn't really have an outdoor enclosure - you should be using it inside a tough enclosure, together with some other devices. Also consider the OmniTIK UPA, which is an outdoor wireless device. Well, no one has put it outdoors - we do have a good and spacy outdoor enclosure with good heat d...
by janisbvp
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

if you are powering other devices - that is the temperature.
Would this mean, that RB750UP is not meant for what it is meant - powering 2,3 or 4 routerboards in tower? What is the reason to pay the difference for 'UP'?
by janisbvp
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

Not exactly. The heating and power supply is not the exact problems - power supply of rb750up looks solind and rather heavy, so there should be no problems. Tested it with a resistor @ 2amps and it works perfect with almost no ripple. The problem on tower is that you have long cable runs with a rath...
by janisbvp
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up at top of tower?

From what I have found out, most of these problems come from being economical on psu circuits of routerboards. My current setup: ====>RB711-5hn-m (uplink) / PSU 24v/3A >===92m cat5e outdoor cable===>RB750UP - =====>RB711-5ufl (sector) Just could not get it to work with 24v psu. With 36v psu, RB750UP...
by janisbvp
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750UP - Issue
Replies: 260
Views: 54558

Re: RB750up and cat5 cable length limit

You can probably raise the voltage on input to some 25-27 volts if you can. That should overcome voltage drop in cable. Known fact is that routerboards have a little current spike on connecting power and the they consume next to nothing. Bad thing is that 25-27 volt supplies are not a common thing i...
by janisbvp
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751 external antenna
Replies: 21
Views: 10015

Re: RB751 external antenna

RB751G and RB751U now have extended MMCX connector, so no special antenna is needed. ...and I thought that an antenna with mmcx connector should be considered "special"... Most of antennas are rp-sma.. Well, I guess, rb751 internal antennas are enough if it wasn't for rather odd config possibilitie...
by janisbvp
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: dynDNS Update Script
Replies: 158
Views: 108827

Re: dynDNS Update Script

http://www.hark.com/clips/fjppvkfnzr-i-been-saying-it
I think it shares my thoughts on this matter.
Just a single daemon, compiled from a ready-made source and integrated in ROs would have saved us from this thread.
by janisbvp
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB751U Wireless Performance
Replies: 27
Views: 14067

Re: RB751U Wireless Performance

No, it doesnt.
When I test with a deliberant APC 2Mi I pull easily 70MBit on a simple http speedtest.
This is with the same notebook, in the same spectrum and at the same distance.
Well, should I carry AP glued to my laptop? Not the reason I bought it rather slim and good-looking.
by janisbvp
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB751U Wireless Performance
Replies: 27
Views: 14067

Re: RB751U Wireless Performance

Well, just my 2 cents - I did try 751 and the performance solely depends on the card that is in the pc and clean spectrum. My HP Probook with Broadcom N card works waaaaay better with old wrt54gl than new 751 and the signal strenght of 751 antennas is something to talk about as well. Right now I hav...
by janisbvp
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WAN Failover with Dynamic IP from ISP and default route
Replies: 10
Views: 7679

Re: WAN Failover with Dynamic IP from ISP and default route

For Dynamic route (from DHCP) you can only set distance, /ip dhcp-client set default-route-distance= ...meaning, that if I have 2 dynamic ip ISP connections, I have no good way of setting up failower? All I see is setups with static ip's and thet is not an option - at least backup ip is dynamic for...
by janisbvp
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: dynDNS Update Script
Replies: 158
Views: 108827

Re: dynDNS Update Script

I would propose a clean workaround in one of 2 ways: 1. Create an update daemon for ROS (sources are out there - use ready made inadyn or whatever) and stop this script menace for once. 2. For security reasons, create a dns service for MT clients, so we don't use dyndns, although, I think dyndns is ...
by janisbvp
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751 external antenna
Replies: 21
Views: 10015

Re: RB751 external antenna

This is the reason, why i didn't replace my tp-link 1043 with rb751.
I bought 751, tested and sold it away.
Although it is the same chipset, but tp-link is less professional but more usable.
by janisbvp
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB Sextant
Replies: 64
Views: 17195

Re: RB Sextant

Now, who was the wise guy, that invented the name?
It will hardly go through spam filters and will cause other problems, I guess... :)
by janisbvp
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Solving 20km wireless link issues
Replies: 147
Views: 101401

Re: Solving 20km wireless link issues

Found this one the internet:
http://j-walk.com/other/wifispray/
Should it improve long-range links and should I try to make an automatic dispensing system?
by janisbvp
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Other companies re branding routerboards?
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Other companies re branding routerboards?

In some words - rb450 with preconfigured openwrt + openvpn with 300% price - that's how you do business!
by janisbvp
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels
Replies: 250
Views: 89236

Re: Feature Request: OpenVPN [ovpn] udp tunnels

Thank for bringing up a thread more than a year old. The answer was clear - We will not make new OpenVPN features. Well, I am ready to move from OpenVPN, but I need a good, speedy solution. My setup is: > RB450 > Internet with dynamic ip and dyndns (every router on planet that has dyndns option, is...
by janisbvp
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.

gateway=217.69.112.9 network=217.68.112.8 Do you notice the difference? Well, sometimes, when you look with your own eyes, you don't notice a mistake. Thank you so much! in conclusion, I made some very dumb mistakes: RB750 did not connect directly to 1000base-t SFP converter, although the leds went...
by janisbvp
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.

Maybe to help you we should know: /interface ethernet export /interface vlan export /ip address export /ip route export Sorry, for not posting that at first: /interface ethernet set 0 arp=enabled auto-negotiation=yes cable-settings=default \ disable-running-check=yes disabled=no full-duplex=yes mac...
by janisbvp
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Anyone with good VLAN knowledge on MT, please help.

So.... I just hope that it is me just being stupid. My ISP gave me /29 network with VLAN ID 3031 Just to test, I got realtek utility and set up VLAN ID on my laptop - the thing works... Now - what could be easier - I added VLAN interface on top of ether1-gateway with 3031 ID, added ip address xxx.xx...
by janisbvp
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?
Replies: 23
Views: 8459

Re: Status of OpenVPN in RouterOS?

It was said before - we have stopped developing OpenVPN in favor of SSTP Very sad new ! I've chosen Mikrotik for its support to OpenVPN. The IT structure I administer is deeply rooted on OpenVPN. If its development gets stopped I should have to reconsider Mikrotik choice. It still exists and works ...
by janisbvp
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple power supplies
Replies: 47
Views: 12570

Re: Multiple power supplies

Hi why dont try a Restlesspowerbox? You will love it, by its multiple features. And its from only 189 Euro. You do not need second powesupply, because if the powersupply will fail the integrated batteries will power the router. you will be informed about a failure by email and/or SMS (optional). Gi...
by janisbvp
Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 411-5nH + duil MINI-PCI 2.4g+5g fix
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: RouterBoard 411-5nH + duil MINI-PCI 2.4g+5g fix

Neat!
Am I right, it has 2 Atheros chips onboard and you got 2 AP's in a single minipci card?
Sneaky.
Too bad, the seller has ran out of them.
by janisbvp
Tue May 17, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 411-5nH + duil MINI-PCI 2.4g+5g fix
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: RouterBoard 411-5nH + duil MINI-PCI 2.4g+5g fix

Interesting!
What's that card?
by janisbvp
Mon May 16, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supported UPS`s
Replies: 49
Views: 31937

Re: Supported UPS`s

There 'ya go: http://phk.freebsd.dk/soekris/ups/ Myself, I think, it is so not good to take 12volts from ups's battery, transfer them up to 220, using 50hz and then down to 24v. Also, 24v ups, on 2x12ah batteries can keep your system up until you have free time to solve that situation, but 400VA 220...
by janisbvp
Mon May 16, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: RB1100 alternative

Well, taking into account, it is only an Atom cpu, and total routing capacity will not reach 1gbit, we might connect internal nic to 5 or 8 port VLAN switch and move on.
I wonder if RB250GS would fit that use?
by janisbvp
Tue May 10, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: RB1100 alternative

google "MikroBits Ainos 2071"
Totally different ballpark, with c2duo cpu, 60w idle consumption, but not a bad idea aswell.
Alternative to rb110 has to be power efficient - so Intel Atom makes sense.
by janisbvp
Fri May 06, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

RB1100 alternative

Some friends brought to my attention this baby from SuperMicro:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/moth ... H-D525.cfm
Low power, acceptable performance, 2x gbit lans with NAPI and not a bad price.
All in all, we can bolt together a nice dualcore MT router for about 500$
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236243

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Some more fun.
This time - home installation, but they, actually, cannot be judged.
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236243

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Keep ya' routahs in da cage!!!
by janisbvp
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD SXT 5HnD
Replies: 191
Views: 59538

Re: RouterBOARD SXT 5HnD

Small upgrade has yielded good resul :D
Good one!
MT sales guys now are worried about higher end product sales... ;)
Did you use longer rods, so the SXT is in focal point or it was about the same for SXT or the transmitter head?
by janisbvp
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Solar Tracking
Replies: 10
Views: 4556

Re: Solar Tracking

we updated one of our solar stations with SFC fuell cell "EFOY Pro 600" 2 weeks ago because we had troubles during winter, and now we hope, and it looks great, that we dont need to climb the hill with one of our small honda generators agin.... we have 2x 120W solarpanel, and now we have only 24V 72...
by janisbvp
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Supported UPS`s
Replies: 49
Views: 31937

Re: Supported UPS`s

Why do Not use Restlesspowerbox ? http://Www.restlesspowerbox.COM You can do Monitoring and many other cool things! Why would you use a limousine to drive to the local store? Hate this crazyness of complicating things. There is actually monitoring circuit for MT, made in Russia, that emulates APC u...
by janisbvp
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Hardware for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Hardware for sale

we try to keep the forum clean of advertising, you can put the stuff on ebay. also, the forum is very international, mostly people from new guinea are not interested in stuff sold in finland (for example).
Yep, would be a shame if anyone else, but MT distributors, sell anything... ;)
by janisbvp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?

Always the latest. RouterOS v5rc11 will be released later today, if you want a pre-release, I can give you, email support. It has the most wireles improvements and fixes. Well, it did solve some accute problems - now I have a stable 20m/20m despite the crowded frequency. Should be enough untill spr...
by janisbvp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?

another method would be to stay on the same frequency as you are now, but enable Nv2 on both ends. Nv2 is very agressive, it will keep working but others might be affected :)
The question here is - which version of ROS5 RC should I try?
by janisbvp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?

another method would be to stay on the same frequency as you are now, but enable Nv2 on both ends. Nv2 is very agressive, it will keep working but others might be affected :) Will try that for now. The actual question is - may I use it legally, after getting licence, if it works? As far as I know, ...
by janisbvp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

5905-5925Mhz licensed on standard rb in Latvia?

As the prices are getting lower for 5Ghz equipment, hte frequency looks worse every month. I have got an idea to apply for a licenced frequency to stop someone from screaming in my dish once in a while and ruining my throughput. My setup - RB411AH+R52HN <-14 km-> R52HN + RB411AH the dishes are stand...
by janisbvp
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Recommendations for a PPPoE board
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Recommendations for a PPPoE board

Intel Atom mainboard and 4-port lan card plus minipci-x wireless will get you with some spare power in case of an upgrade. But RB450G is not a bad choice either.
by janisbvp
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OS v5.0 Stable, ever?
Replies: 20
Views: 5007

Re: OS v5.0 Stable, ever?

Well, as I see it, there are soooo many new things in 5.x and it Will take a while to get them all working perfectly. More then that - I think everyone will agree - it is worth waiting for this release. Just don't start talking about 6.x already. ;) Concerning my projects - some of them are working ...
by janisbvp
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236243

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Well, you can easily bite off psu cable with teeth and connect it without instruments, ensuring that only 12v or so go through your cat5, but no - some people just have to go funny ways. I know, that the other end goes to clients apartment. And what if the client gets curious?...
by janisbvp
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236243

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

If you desperately need to power switch in a fast-developing 'crapnet', you can do it by ignoring health and life hazards as well. I know an operator, that could fill this thread easily just with pictures from 3 houses... Sadly, the price for internet is a reasonable factor to cheap-ass customers. M...
by janisbvp
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: 25 pair UTP distribution
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: 25 pair UTP distribution

As far as I know, one of Latvian providers seem to use this technology in multiple-apartment houses. They have a huge box with switch, ups, fiber converters and patch panel in the middle of building and those 16 and 25 pair cables run to the next stairways and are distributed there. Can't seem to no...
by janisbvp
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox for Android OS?
Replies: 25
Views: 36161

Re: Winbox for Android OS?

As an android owner, the only thing I would like to have in web is alignment/signal/ccq for chosen adapters. Most probably, they can be marked in winbox and then, without password, accessed in http:/<IP of rb>/align/ That would be a good replacement for small leds on wireless cpe. I know I sound mes...
by janisbvp
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Re: RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source

would you whisper me then, where to go with these repairs, as the ones that I deal with, have no clue?
by janisbvp
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Re: RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source

So, if it is not lan transformer - I am screwed? The Lan on these boards is in onboard atheros chip... All of these rb's were put up in a hurry to extend our wired network temporary. Sadly, people, that installed these antennas did not have any surge suppressors nor they had will to install them. Ab...
by janisbvp
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: bad performance from R52hn cards
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: bad performance from R52hn cards

It depends on antenna gain and on the things you see in log file. Most probably you are overdriving these amp'ed cards. Then you should see ROS screaming about too strong signal in Log. Also, NEVER EVER switch on these cards without antenna or some other termination! They are very powerful, yet very...
by janisbvp
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

RB411-433 RJ45 port replacement source

Howdy, cowboys! After all the storms and dead lans on RB4xx series boards, I just had to start thinking. We got much smarter and got surge arresters, but the damage was done already. As far as I know, this type of fault is "not repairable" for our local MT suppliers. So, together with my MT dealer, ...
by janisbvp
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PTP link with R52Hn and 4x Tetraant 23dbi
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: PTP link with R52Hn and 4x Tetraant 23dbi

As far as I have seen R52Hn have amplifiers and they tend to amplify noises as well as signal and sometimes it messes them up. I believe they are good for long distance shots in desert. ;) I have a rather good link with them and 30db dishes running at 14km distance with fair LOS. N is fast, but sens...
by janisbvp
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NEW RB711
Replies: 110
Views: 28612

Re: NEW RB711

First great news!
Thanks, Normis!
Will get my bench ready for torture of these boards.
by janisbvp
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: NEW RB711
Replies: 110
Views: 28612

Re: NEW RB711

Yepp, some people are tough... all these talks and 2 questions missing:
1. When are these boards shipped to be ready to install?
2. Someone knows the prices already?
by janisbvp
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100 Mb Wireless Link
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: 100 Mb Wireless Link

I have managed to get a very stable link at 15km using RB411AH-RB52HN><RB52HN-RB600. Both dishes are noname, dual-pol 30db 5Ghz, 80cm. Horizontal pol is perfect, but vertical is not well at all (fresnel, baby) it connects at 216/216mb HT and I get an average tcp>50-60mbit with ping fluctuating at ar...
by janisbvp
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna Selection for 802.11n
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: Antenna Selection for 802.11n

From my experience (15km link 5.4Ghz N, 2x dual pol 850mm dishes) if you have a winderful line of sight, go for dual-polarisation, but if you are not constrained by space on towers it would be the best idea to choose 2 pairs of good dishes with single horisontal polarrisation separated by 1-2meters ...
by janisbvp
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: normal signal low ccq
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: normal signal low ccq

So, this all means, that a single client with crap... sorry, bad CPE can mess up everyones connection on that sector? I have the same situation - 2 sectors, 2 RB52 cards, 3 clients on each, 2,4Ghz and I am very sorry for the money I spent on these sector antenas. Of course, they could live with 1-3M...
by janisbvp
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb411ar-m
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: rb411ar-m

A piece of idea - RB411RN - 2.4Ghz N-lite
Not so much for the speed but stability and shorter pings and number of clients on one sector antena. We have surely passed the time, when 1Mbit is called broadband. Still, it is hard to convince client to pay at least 100$ for CPE in Latvia.
by janisbvp
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SolarTik
Replies: 71
Views: 17013

Re: SolarTik

Well, this construction seams sensible, although there are a couple of tons of such circuits in fleabay. One thing they lack is 36 or 48 volt support. It can either be done by more batteries or smps upconverter - say, 24 to 48 volts. A neccesary feature would be - "power lost" warning - ROS can easi...