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by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 25, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Hardware Request] MikroTik OLT
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: [Hardware Request] MikroTik OLT

I would definitely want to check a MikroTik OLT, but I don't know if I would trade my Fiberhome for a company that's new to the market. When it comes to ISP grade equipment, it's really hard for new players to enter the game. Companies will prefer to invest in brands that had proven over the years ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera

The lightning protectors provide something which is called protected area (different national codes refer to different angles) so I'd really recommend to install the lightning rod to the fixed base close to the rotator, not to the moving part. Doing so will also soften the requirements for the mech...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera
Replies: 4
Views: 159

IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera

IP based pan-tilt rotator for microwave dish & camera I hope I can find some answers here for what I am wanting to build - your input/thoughts are welcome. Just like most WISPs, from time to time we need to fix & add & re-aim & upgrade remote located tower microwave communication systems. Soooo, I'm...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Well - rather strange - but It looks like a found a Band-Aid solution temp fix which appears to keep the 207.32.194.24 btest server on-line and available without the random problem where the btest server keeps disabling itself. What I did was this: - disable all IP services on the Mikrotik CHR excep...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 21, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Hello, is btest 207.32.194.24 working? I tried from 3 different locations with 6.44.1 and 6.44.3 but without any luck. Thanks Nope - The 207.32.194.24 btest server was down again. I just rebooted it - it is now up again It looks like it quit working May 16th at about 8PM PST (Los Angeles time) The ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Frequency Usage - add more fields (counts & average)

Frequency Usage - add more fields (counts & average) Here is a suggestion - add some additional fields when performing a Frequency Usage - Add a new field showing the Number-of-Usage-Hits for the current scan (per frequency) - Add a new field showing the Peak-Usage-Strength for the current scan (per...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests

Thus, if you have 300 clients connecting to a tower with more than one AP , then you can end up with 300 clients that need to be reconfigured/re-programmed. I've been down this road many times in the past and it ain't pretty. When you have to manage 300 devices you should have some mechanism in pla...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests

Why use SSID for this? This may bring compatibilty problems. Wouldn't a preferred list of AP's (e.g. by address instead of SSID) on the client alone help with your issues? So no change on the AP side necessary. Re compatibility problems - that is the reason I stated optional setting. Default on an ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests

And it is already available... you can make a connect list with different MAC addresses for the same SSID. Yea , using a connect list with MAC address could almost work (almost). Using a MAC address connect method presents a management problem for all clients when an AP needs to be replaced or upgr...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Feature Request Client SSID dont-care on connect

Feature Request Client SSID dont-care on connect First - this may sound like a bit of a strange ROS feature request , but this would be a very powerful feature that no other wireless company can offer at this time. A bit of my background so that you understand my reasoning for this request : - As a ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: need script to enable Fast Forward on all bridges
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: need script to enable Fast Forward on all bridges

/interface bridge set fast-forward=yes [find]
Whoa - thank you :)

I'm gonna give it a try - again thank you

North Idaho Tom Jones :)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: need script to enable Fast Forward on all bridges
Replies: 2
Views: 168

need script to enable Fast Forward on all bridges

need script to enable Fast Forward on all bridges Little help here please … - I've got 1000+ remote wireless client Mikroitks. - I often use a Linux for-expect-telnet/ssh to auto manage, upgrade and make changes for my client Mikrotiks ( thus it is normally pretty easy to manage all my Mikrotiks at...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Little help here … I am just now starting to work with IPv6 , grrrrrr Although I've been doing IP networking for almost 30 years now , I've never played with IPv6 My bad Anyways, I have setup a test Mikrotik running IPv4 and IPv6 ( not the 207.32.194.24 server) , and I wish to ask if somebody has a ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

btest still working ? from croatia not working 207.32.194.24 I had to reboot it ? Strange , this is the 3rd time in the last few months I had to reboot it. The problem started 1 or 2 or 3 ROS versions ago. What happens is the "BTest-Server-Settings" [x] Enabled and the [x] Authenticate check boxes ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to make Wireless Wire Dish tu autoreboot after a rain?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: How to make Wireless Wire Dish tu autoreboot after a rain?

Just a thought, you may want to introduce some "delay" on detection, so when it's raining your hardware doesn't continuously power-cycle... fyi - The latest version of my watchdog-reboot scripts which I have posted have delay and another feature which will delay, disconnect, re-connect and delay th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Hypervisor - Too much CPU usage?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Hypervisor - Too much CPU usage?

No this ESXI host was purchased for just running one instance of CHR and nothing else. Hyper-threading is disabled. NICs are Vmxnet3. Not sure about disk controller. Have not checked System or Virtual BIOS settings. As this is running as our Border router I will have to schedule downtime to check t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to make Wireless Wire Dish tu autoreboot after a rain?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: How to make Wireless Wire Dish tu autoreboot after a rain?

It sounds to me that you need a WatchDog configuration in both ends of your link ( and I suggest every device in your network ). There are some solutions - Mikrotik does have a WatchDog setting ( auto reboot if something does not ping ) - In the past here in these forums , I have posted several scri...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Hypervisor - Too much CPU usage?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Hypervisor - Too much CPU usage?

I am wondering what is the expected CPU overhead for the Hypervisor? My ESXI host shows a CPU used % as around 67-70%. However my CHR VM in Winbox shows CPU usage of around 30%. Is it correct that the Hypervisor has around 40% overhead? That seems excessive. My HW Specs • CPU: LGA1151 socket for 7t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?

CHR is a virtual appliance where MT can deliver a product to a plattform they know. They only have to deal with drivers from each hypervisor and hardware drivers are maintained by the hypervisor. This makes the support much much easier to handle as the number of scenarios for drivers is limited. So...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON
Replies: 12
Views: 5329

Re: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON

That summer, all outdoor GPON Module equipped Mikrotiks quit working as soon as early summer temperatures started reaching 90 degrees ( F ). One-Hundred percent of my outdoor located Nema enclosed Mikrotik GPON modules bricked and were not recoverable. Hi Tom, can you please share what SFP brands d...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

FYI On average, per every 15 minutes , my 207.32.194.24 btest server will have around 30 different/unique IP addresses of remote Mikrotik devices which have performed a btest. That's an average of a btest session starting every 30 seconds. For the last 30 days , the 207.32.194.24 btest server as a 3...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

FYI - just now ( April 24th 2019 @ 2PM North Idaho time )
I updated/upgraded the 207.32.194.24 public access btest server
From: ROS version 6.44.2
To: ROS version 6.44.3

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ?

Question: Why is there not a CHR ISO for bare metal ? For several years now, Mikrotik's 64-Bit ROS ( CHR ) has been a decent product , however , Mikrotik's CHR only runs in a virtual environment (such as VMware ESXi as an example) - and - Mikrotik's CHR does not run directly on a bare metal system. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: EoIP ( help ) works on Physical Mikrotik but not a CHR
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: EoIP ( help ) works on Physical Mikrotik but not a CHR

Try to set Promiscuous Mode to ”accept” on vSwitch or portgroup properties? I have done similar setup couple years ago and cannot remember surely, but I have a hunch that this was needed to get it work.
Fraction ; your suggestion appears to of worked
Thanks

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 34
Views: 7410

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Is it still active ? i am getting stuck at 'connecting..'
Ping works
Yes - my 207.32.194.24 public access btest server is on-line and working correctly.

- Check the version of your Mikrotik , you may need to upgrade it
- The user name is --> btest
- The password is --> btest
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests

Request - CHR ISO to allow CHR install on a bare metal platform. Reason for request: #1 - CHR running on the free version of VMware ESXi has a limitation of 8 CPUs per virtual hosted system. #2 - The cost of VMware ESXi license to enable greater than 8 CPUs to a virtual hosted system can be quite ex...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: EoIP ( help ) works on Physical Mikrotik but not a CHR
Replies: 2
Views: 234

EoIP ( help ) works on Physical Mikrotik but not a CHR

EoIP ( help ) works on Physical Mikrotik but not a CHR I hope somebody has an answer. This works : Physical Mikrotik (remote) using EoIP to a Physical Mikrotik (local) with MTU = 1500 This does NOT work : Physical Mikroitk (remote) using EoIP to a CHR (under VMware ESXi) (local) with MTU = 1500 I su...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests - Re Winbox , close all

A feature I would like to see in Winbox is a new selection to close all winbox windows Example - many many windows open in winbox , click close-all and presto they all close and you still have your connected winbox session North Idaho Tom Jones Or I'm not understanding you... or for sure it is the ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests - Re Winbox , close all

A feature I would like to see in Winbox is a new selection to close all winbox windows Example - many many windows open in winbox , click close-all and presto they all close and you still have your connected winbox session North Idaho Tom Jones Isn't it the existing Session -> Close Windows? Hmmm ,...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests - Re Winbox , close all

A feature I would like to see in Winbox is a new selection to close all winbox windows
Example - many many windows open in winbox , click close-all and presto they all close and you still have your connected winbox session

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Holey smokes …
5 seconds after rebooting the btest server ( 207.32.194.24 ) , I had 3 btesters connected to it.
Either we have some automated bot btesters running or some in this forum are very fast at reading my prior post and then btesting -or- a combination of both.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Re : unable to connect

Try it now

I just rebooted the btest server

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR TCP Bandwidth Test Unsupported
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: CHR TCP Bandwidth Test Unsupported

We recently installed a server running ESXi and CHR (6.44.1) with a P10 license. When we try to initiate a TCP bandwidth test from another router to the CHR, it reports back "test unsupported". Following a suggestion posted on another forum, I tried adjusting the connection count to 1. After the ch...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 222
Views: 35440

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

It is an upgrade problem because of no free space on the router, not related to this thread at all. Question - if there is a problem with not enough free space (on some mikrotiks) … On a remote wireless client , is it possible to do something like this … - downgrade the remote client to a smaller R...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

FYI - the public access 207.32.194.24 btest server was just now upgraded from ROS 6.44.1 to ROS 6.44.2

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

No, telling them to provide servers like ubiquiti do
I think it's much easier to add speedtest.net client - they have servers all over the world :)
It would be nice if Mikrotik came out with an optional ROS server package which would allow computers to perform http speedtests to a Mikrotik.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Are any of the servers still available to test 2 routers?
My btest server 207.32.194.24 is still available to btest to.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11ax
Replies: 54
Views: 5395

Re: 802.11ax

ARM works very well. The only issue I know of, is lack of full compatibility with legacy Nv2 protocol. Any other problems? Normis - re: ARM works very well. The only issue I know of, is lack of full compatibility with legacy Nv2 protocol . If Nv2 is a legacy protocol, then how about Mikrotik create...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 222
Views: 35440

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

I think we should listen to what he has to say … many many many many many years ago, I had both Microsoft and Sun Microsystems on the phone telling both of them I could lockup their Internet connected computers. They did not believe me so with both of them online in a conference call to both, I loc...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 222
Views: 35440

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

I think we should listen to what he has to say … many many many many many years ago, I had both Microsoft and Sun Microsystems on the phone telling both of them I could lockup their Internet connected computers. They did not believe me so with both of them online in a conference call to both, I lock...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 222
Views: 35440

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

Hey , come on now … Please - let's not be negative about/to Mikrotik I'm sure that Mikrotik will release an upgrade to resolve this IPv6 issue (hopefully in time). Mikrotik is the cost-effective solution for smaller-Carrier-Grade ISPs and businesses. I for one - welcome any information that helps me...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

Mikrotik provide test servers Re : Mikrotik provide test servers Are you asking " Does Mikrotik provide public btest servers to test to ? " Answer: No (at least I don't think so) Are you asking " Does Mikrotik provide (free) physical routers to host a public btest server ? " Answer: No Are you aski...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 222
Views: 35440

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

Would somebody please post some additional information about this.
I need to understand what is the problem, the potential impact and what vulnerabilities are possible.
Where can I find information to read/learn about this?

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: CHR Hardware

We will be assigning a couple of our ESX licenses for this. We like the idea of running 2 physical servers instead of 1 just in case of hardware failure. We are currently running a couple CCR1072's but we have not brought up our second 10Gb trunk up yet or received full routes from either carrier. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: CHR Hardware

For two 10-Gig BGP CHR routers , this is what I do (and it works good). - One physical VMware ESXi box (Free version of VMware ESXi) - Two Xeon CPUs - with a minimum of 10 cores per Xeon CPU. - Lots of Xeon CPU cache helps - Disable Hyper-threading -- On 1st CHR , configure eight CPUs (CPUs 2-throug...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1088
Views: 185372

Re: Feature requests

Feature Request (1 of 2): Mikrotik's wireless nv2 protocol ( a version of TDMA ) currently does not use encryption ( I think I am correct here … ). I would like to see an ability to use a WPA-2 encryption on nv2 wireless networks. Feature Request (2 of 2): This is from a post I originally placed in ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

FYI - I just now (March 14th 2019) updated the public btest server 207.32.194.24
was ROS version 6.44
now ROS version 6.44.1

If you experience any issues after the update - please let me know

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 535
Views: 363721

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

1st - As of this posting right now (March 14th 2019) , this forum topic " Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s) " which was started around 3 years ago currently has 332,700 views. Anybody have a prediction when this topic will hit 1/3 of a million (333,333) views ? My guess is around the last day...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 42384

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I think there is a lot of confusion what "reset configuration" do, this command wipes all '''configuration''' and thats it. It does not rely on script that you are talking about. "Reset configuration" also has nothing to do with clearing linux file system, it is called "reset configuration" for a r...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 42384

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I'm not sure if this is still the case, but: While I agree that a Mikrotik is "secure" by default (ships with firewall enabled and so on) and other vendors gets their exploits as well. Many vendors have their software contained in a single image file (e.g like Cisco, Juniper) that becomes replaced ...
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