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by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPON ONU
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: Mikrotik GPON ONU

Same problem again here. As soon as temperature increases, transceivers goes down. What a pity. It would be a good option playing with MKT Powerbox to provide POE solutions over a GPON Networks. Other product that I can't buy to Mikrotik. I've rarely been totally disappointed or burned by any netwo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR bridge performance
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: CCR bridge performance

In the end the issue was on remote side. We now have about 11G traffic on a bridge between 50 VLAN interfaces with 8000 MACs on top of two 2x10G bonding interfaces. CCR1072 with average CPU util 0% and with one out of 72 cores spiking to about 20%. Looks like it can do a lot more. So , what was the...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ipv6 support in Dude
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Re: Ipv6 support in Dude

YUP - IPv6 is much much much needed I started configuring Dude to monitor my network. I got a few hundred hosts in Dude then discovered there is no IPv6 support in Dude. Well there went a weeks worth of learning, configuring and testing Dude right into the round-file next to my desk. North Idaho Tom...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR bridge performance
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: CCR bridge performance

The "test results" section for CCR072 page on Mikrotik website states 74G throughput for "Bridging with 25 bridge filter rules". In our case there are no filter/firewall rules and bridge firewall is set to No. I'm interested to learn real-life throughput results from the field. The limit I'm encoun...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: CCR bridge performance
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: CCR bridge performance

Hi All, We're having a CCR1072 with two bonding interface, each having two 10G ports. There is a bridge configured between these two 20G bonding interfaces. We're unable to get more than 5G per port in the bridge with total traffic being around 9G. CPU average utilization is close to 0%, there is o...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

... I would like to ask for some feedback if you don't mind … --- Who and where-are-you to those who use the btest server ? --- Does the new IPv6 btest address appear to be working correctly ? --- And comments are always welcome …… North Idaho Tom Jones Hi Tom, From South Africa, I make use of this...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik automatically changes password
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Mikrotik automatically changes password

Ryosaeba , what version of ROS was your Mikrotik router running ?
Not so long ago, some of the older versions also had a vulnerability where a remote hacker could gain access to a Mikrotik no-matter-what-password-you-had.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Thank you friend for this resource i wish you the best of luck!, please tell me, still is working! , nowdays! kindly regards from Ecuador-SouthAmerica Hello to South America :) I currently have the btest server off-line. I am doing some server updates on my network. It should be back on-line in a c...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

Re: Re:

Great idea if You have a good infrastructure and inet line! Thank You! I was always wondering why MikroTik didn't do that with few bunch of load balanced servers. I will test it in the evening CET. Poslano sa mog Mi-4c koristeći Tapatalk - Sustained traffic is limited to 100 Meg up/down (after abou...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Just checked 09/19/2019
This Mikrotik forum topic "Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)" has 408,463 Views

Soooo, do I win a free cup of coffee when it hits 1/2 million views ?

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

North Idaho Tom Jones - Public btest server Sorry about not responding to some of the posts here. I've been busy on some ISP/WISP/networking projects. FYI - I just now ( September 13th 2019 ) updated the btest server from ROS version 6.45.3 to version 6.45.6 I also cleared out some of the btest Addr...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home

Yes, all can. But if you specifically need wireless, have a look at wap lte kit. sebastia - big thank you for your reply Looking around our Mikrotik inventory room , I found a wap lte kit and just about everything Mikrotik made 6 months ago that contained an "LTE" in their product names. I forgot I...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home

Question - can Mikrotik LTE products ( in the US ) be configured as an AP with clients (similar to 2.4 & 5 GHz Mikrotik products) - My use has nothing to do with Cell phone use , just Internet brodband delivery to a few of my customers.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help
Replies: 3
Views: 436

900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help

1st - sorry for the other post of this question in the wireless forum section - but I am in a jam and need to quickly locate a solution. 900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help I've got a few customers that have zero line-of-site with some trees. I need a solution to make a wireless c...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help
Replies: 0
Views: 256

900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help

900 MHz Metal 9HPn alternative solution needed - help I've got a few customers that have zero line-of-site with some trees. I need a solution to make a wireless connection at 900 MHz or a lower frequency. I have a few 900 MHz customers using the Mikrotik Metal 9HPn and they work OK. But I just now d...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

btest server managed by North Idaho Tom Jones
Upgraded from ver 6.45.2 to newer ver 6.45.3 (upgraded a few minutes ago)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remotely monitor large amount of routers
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Remotely monitor large amount of routers

Dude would be a great tool to monitor a large amount of routers - if - if - if Dude has support for IPv6
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Hello, I've just tested to both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses from one of my RB2011 (Slovakia, Central Europe) on ROS 6.45.11 and both worked great, Thank you! On IPv4 I've got approximately 75/65Mbps and IPv6 was even 95/85Mbps (UDP both way). Those speeds are good enough for the installation site, but ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ?

Dude & IPv6 Ouch - zero IPv6 support - Why after all these years is there no IPv6 support in Mikrotik's Dude ? IPv6 has been Draft Standard since 1998 ( more than 20 years ago ..) IPv6 was was ratified as an Internet Standard in 2017 ( years ago … ) Dude has been out for 14 years. You would think th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ?

Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ? I'm currently in the process of switching from my old WhatsUp Gold network monitor system to something else because my 14 year old WhatsUp network monitor does not support IPv6. So, yesterday I installed Mikrotik's Dude - and guess what … So far it appea...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

There simply just has to be a bug in the Mikrotik ROS !!! On the public btest server 207.32.194.24 ( also IPv6 2605:4e40:0:1fe:: ) , the btest server settings somehow changed to : btest server DISABLED (check box not checked) btest server Authenticate DISABLED (check box not checked) I re-enabled th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Not working for me now, the other btest server that you linked in your original post works.
If you post your WAN IP address, I can check the btest server and see if there is something stuck in my auto-updating queues and fw auto-timeout rules.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox to IPv6 to port 8295 - How do you do this ?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Winbox to IPv6 to port 8295 - How do you do this ?

Winbox to IPv6 to port 8295 - How do you do this ? Mikrotik normally uses port 8291 for winbox If you reconfigure the winbox service to function on port 8295 - then all you had to do to connect using winbox was to connect to a.b.c.d:8295 Now a problem I am encountering with winbox to an IPv6 numbere...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

FYI - update on the btest server(s) for: IPv4 address: 207.32.194.24 IPv6 address: 2605:4e40:0:1fe:: A few moments ago , I made the following changes to the public accessible btest server: #1 - Instead of having a single ether1 with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses , I changed the server so that it is n...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Some good news :D

The btest server 207.32.194.24 is now also IPv6 :)

IPv4 address: 207.32.194.24
IPv6 address: 2605:4e40:0:1fe::

user: btest
password: btest

If I do not see any abuse , then I will keep the IPv6 address also

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
Views: 10452

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

Lifting mechanism, yes ;) My bad for not reading the complete article - lol However - ya got to admit , it would of been totally cool if the Mikrotik Metal was on a rocket :) Which brings up an interesting question - what is the maximum possible distance that could be achieved ??? North Idaho Tom J...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
Views: 10452

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

Lifting mechanism, yes ;)
My bad for not reading the complete article - lol
However - ya got to admit , it would of been totally cool if the Mikrotik Metal was on a rocket :)

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 38
Views: 10452

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

Nice seeing a picture of a Mikrotik Metal on the lifting mechanism of SpaceX Falcon rocket - Probably not using nv2 because the cell size/distance will get bigger/farther as a Falcon rocket lifts off and climbs up … (unless the nv2 cell size is preconfigured for maximum distance that will be used) (...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)

anav & huntermic - I like your thinking. If you don't see it or check it , then the future of your business & products & services looks bright. There is no need to keep alert towards any future potential issues.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Route the Fiber [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Route the Fiber [SOLVED]

Re : getting Internet from the neighbors One type of tech call that really irks me . Getting a call "My Internet does not work" , hmmm I can't find the customer name in our database - then I finally find out the caller is NOT a customer and the caller is actually using a paying customers account - a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)

Ya know - silence from a manufacturer on an important topic such as this is not a good thing
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Route the Fiber [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Route the Netflix to my neighbor's Fiber [SOLVED]

This sounds like theft-of-service If your neighbor is giving away bandwidth to other neighbors , then this is a theft-of-service. Why not just purchase for yourself a faster Internet account for yourself instead of piggy-backing bandwidth from somebody else. Your name and address are probably NOT on...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)
Replies: 6
Views: 796

US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?)

US ban on some products from China ( is there a possible effect to Mikrotik ?) I understand some Mikrotik parts and or products are made in China. Is anybody from Mikrotik keeping track on the banned China companies & products that Mikrotik uses/purchases for Mikrotik products ? At this time , I bel...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: CHR Hardware

Hyper-V is hands down the best hypervisor for using a CHR as a BGP edge router. Mostly this is because MikroTIk spent a lot of time building the Hyper-V drivers for the CHR and they used off the shelf drivers for KVM/ESXi The single biggest impact is to get a CPU with a higher clock speed and fewer...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Thanks Tom, I did browse through many pages trying to find the latest syntax but apparently missed it. Works great now, really appreciate it.
Dan
Dan - you're a good man :)
I don't care about any mistakes and/or overlooks you make - lol

Happy to know yer working now

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Tried again, no luck, it does seem to connect now but no throughput, here's a screenshot: [mod@MikroTikLV] > /tool bandwidth-test 207.32.195.2 user=btest password=btest protocol=udp duration=30 direction=receive status: connecting rx-current: 0bps rx-10-second-average: 0bps rx-total-average: 0bps l...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

K - I just rebooted it - give it a try now
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 25, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Hardware Request] MikroTik OLT
Replies: 4
Views: 629

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: 372

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: 372

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: 424

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: 424

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 684

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: 612

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: 684

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: 612

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: 885

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: 6818

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 885

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: 550

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: 38
Views: 16781

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: 550

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 807

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: 223
Views: 40098

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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 [SOLVED]
Replies: 118
Views: 19512

Re: 802.11ax [SOLVED]

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: 223
Views: 40098

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: 223
Views: 40098

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: 223
Views: 40098

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 223
Views: 40098

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: 12
Views: 2115

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: 12
Views: 2115

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 574
Views: 418563

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: 45604

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: 45604

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 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 38
Views: 16781

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

6.43.8 works for me to this btest server -and- 6.43.12 works for me to this btest server -and- 6.44 works for me to this btest server I am running many routers with pre 6.40 and those I have tried don't connect. The problem is with an arbitrary change of authentication method courtesy of Mikrotik. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 38
Views: 16781

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Just tried yor btest and am getting: /tool bandwidth-test 87.121.0.45 user=neterra password=neterra direction=both status: can not connect duration: 0s etc. I your btest server also demanding a latest version of ROS? If so it makes it somewhat unusable for me and many I know. 6.43.8 works for me to...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

How do you run a bandwidth server on linux? Hmmm … How do you run a bandwidth server on linux? Well , If I were to run a " btest " server on a Linux operating system , I would do it this way: - 1st , install VMware ESX. This is a free hypervisor for systems such as Linux. Note - not to be confused ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 38
Views: 16781

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Nice btest server :) I just ran some btest's from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your new btest server. FYI: UDP is pretty much immune to distance (because it is mostly a fire-and-forget protocol) , and TCP can be sensitive to distance because TCP requires return ACK packets. Here are the results...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Info - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.12 to 6.44

North Idaho Tom Jones


- and - also check this out …
Martooo has spun up a btest server
Here is a link to his Mikrotik forum topic: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=145303
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 38
Views: 16781

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Nice btest server :) I just ran some btest's from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your new btest server. FYI: UDP is pretty much immune to distance (because it is mostly a fire-and-forget protocol) , and TCP can be sensitive to distance because TCP requires return ACK packets. Here are the results:
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Info - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.11 to 6.43.12

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

How do you host a server? Re: How do you host a ( btest ) server ? Answer - From North Idaho Tom Jones - admin for btest server 207.32.194.24 Hosting a btest server: - 1st ; Mikrotik does not oficially endorse or host any btest servers that I know of. Back in 2016, I just made a btest server and po...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Feb 6th (7:50 AM PST - North Idaho USA time) , I just now updated the public btest server 207.32.194.24 from ROS version 6.43.8 to ROS version 6.43.11


If you notice any strange problems after the btest server ROS upgrade , please let me know


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Getting the most performance out of a CHR (in my case , two CHRs on a single physical computer with two Intel Xeon CPUs (10 cores each) with Hyper-Threading disabled) OK - so I have been blabbing quite alot about CPU cache. Well , here is another trick to get even more out of a couple of CHRs runni...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Getting the most performance out of a CHR (in my case , two CHRs on a single physical computer with two Intel Xeon CPUs (10 cores each) with Hyper-Threading disabled) OK - so I have been blabbing quite alot about CPU cache. Well , here is another trick to get even more out of a couple of CHRs runni...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Pirlet , FYI - I assume you are running a Mikrotik CHR (64-Bit ROS). Heads up - I don't think you need the "SCSI controller 0" in your configuration. If I am correct , the CHR does not even have SCSI drivers and the virtual CHR hard disk is actually IDE. By removing the SCSI controller , you free u...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Pirlet , FYI - I assume you are running a Mikrotik CHR (64-Bit ROS). Heads up - I don't think you need the "SCSI controller 0" in your configuration. If I am correct , the CHR does not even have SCSI drivers and the virtual CHR hard disk is actually IDE. By removing the SCSI controller , you free up...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Why disable hyper-threading ? Hyper-Threading is a CPU trick to make a CPU core appear and function as if it were two CPU cores. Some teckie info on Hyper-Threading - - - What is actually happening when Hyper-Threading is enabled is this: - There is a software configured SMI interrupt (System Manage...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR feature requests
Replies: 55
Views: 9656

Re: CHR feature requests

My thoughts on possible methods to get CHR running on a bare metal box . . . - I believe a CHR does have IDE drivers to directly manage/talk to an IDE hard disk controller and IDE drives. I'm pretty sure a CHR does not have any SCSI, SAS, SATA support/drivers. Sooo #1 a bare metal box might have to ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR feature requests
Replies: 55
Views: 9656

Re: CHR feature requests

CHR feature request --> Mikrotik , I could really use an ISO image of a CHR so that I can install CHR on a bare metal box (just like x86 ROS). Info : - x86 ROS is available as an ISO that can be installed on a bare metal box. All CPU's are available to the x86 ROS system. The problem is that it is 3...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

What about using PCQ Bursting for this? So it will affect only bad IPs, and total bursting can be relaxed or removed :) I like the idea of PCQ , however (if I am correct in my thinking) it would then be possible to have a degrading effect on my Internet feeds to my customers. With PCQs, it would th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to auto-reboot if remote IP down for 5 minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 53730

Re: How to auto-reboot if remote IP down for 5 minutes

Updated version(s) of my WatchDog auto-reboot scripts I am now using. FYI - Back when I first posted my script to auto reboot a Mikrotik when the network lost connectivity , it used to work. Since then (years ago and several ROS versions ago) my scripts ran great - but newer versions of ROS have cha...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Yo , heads up to --> 131-161-104-26.rev.netcorporativa.com.br The btest server 207.32.194.24 is intended for brief btest speed testing to show your maximum peak throughput. When any btester holds executes and holds an extended continouis btest, the simple-queue settings will kick in and limit all bt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Heads up
I just upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.7 to 6.43.8

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON
Replies: 12
Views: 6818

Re: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON

is it works for olt zte, huawei and fiberhome product? My experience with the Mikrotik GPON modules: - A few years ago when the Mikrotik GPON modules first started shipping, I installed a just over 14 of them . During that winter (years ago), I installed 12 test customers where the GPON Module equi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 45604

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

It is worth noting, that we never saw the release of any proof in these claims, let alone the tools mentioned. After a thorough code review, we could not find anything hinting to the described issues. Well , related to this , I did have some older Mikrotiks on some public IP networks that I could n...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25911

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

I apologize, but the name of the topic about the "high speed router", and not on the switch... So , I am assuming that you think/feel that a hardware switch-chip and/or a XEON processor and/or 10-Gig SFP+ and/or 10-Gig copper-ethernet ports and/or a faster than 10-Gig expansion slot would would not...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25911

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

When it comes to future new features on new designs of Mikrotik devices ,... I would like to propose: #1: CRS (Bad Boy) - An Intel XEON processor on a motherboard (fast clock with lots of CPU cache & ability to disable CPU hyper-threading) - Zero 1-Gig ports (no 1-Gig only ports) - Qty ten SFP+ (10-...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

I don't see that setting, are you sure it is available in ESXi 6.0.0?
Disable hyper-threading on the physical computer in the BIOS.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Hi guys, I am new to this forum, I was wondering if anyone got better performance by disabling hyper threading. I will need to take down production routers to do this. We have a 9 core cloud core router doing 5x more traffic and the CPU usage is around 40-50% at peak. I have 2x CHR routers with 8 c...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Licence Chr in gns3
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Licence Chr in gns3

each running instance has their own SystemID and needs a separate license. But you can use the CHR without licene in FREE mode, it works with all functions Well yes and no Each CHR license level as different built-in rate limiting (to encourage user testing and then to later purchase a CHR license)...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Please, add multi-cpu(multi-core) support to Bandwidth Test Tool. this is required for 10G/SFP+ speeds testing between CCR1036/ or between CRS317-1G-16S+RM devices. At the moment Bandwidth Test Tool can generate only 2Gbps and utilize only 1 core on CCR routers. Of note: I have some CHRs running on...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

For me it works about 20 sec, then traffic is completely blocked for XX minutes. I am not sure if it is by design but this turns out to be a bit short to do any sort of stability controls. Tested using UDP with a 100mbps symmetrical connection. My bad actually, I have an automatic synflood rule tha...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s) now 6.43.7

December 3rd 4:45 PM (Idaho time)
I just now upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server to version 6.43.7


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

i made a btest server ip-103.80.55.2 with no user and password . take a test and enjoj Nice :) I just ran some btest(s) from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your 103.80.55.2 btest server. UDP send test and UDP receive btest each way comes close to 150 meg (130 to 148 meg). TCP send test and TCP re...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Hi tom, I'm getting after a speedtest on your server several incoming attempts from port scans from your ip. please check your router... currently I have blocked your ip. Thanks for this server hmmm, My btest server should be clean and normal. I just rebooted it. However , I have sometimes seen a s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

Re "good" box speeds and btest to the loopback interface 127.0.0.1 There are pros and cons with this kind of btest. A btest only uses 1 CPU , although there could be more CPUs on the virtual or physical Mikrotik. I use this test on all of my core Mikrotiks to test raw CPU throughput on a single core...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

Is that total throughput or per queue? I would like to use simple queus or queue tree per user, up to 600Mbit... What do you recomend for Hypervisor? Re: … Is that total throughput … I am saying (from my prior post) that simple queue settings of 4294M or less are accepted in the Mikrotik ROS config...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

I would like to shape users on that CHR. Mangle based on IP and Queue tree. Is it possible? Mikrotik CHR routers (when installed on a good high-throughput hyper-visor) work well for traffic shaping on less than 4.294-Gig simple queue settings. However - there is a BIG serious problem when shaping (...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

Re: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM

No it is not you. The switch locks one out consistently without explanation and when you reset to defaults it resets to the firmware it came with, vice the defaults of the current firmware. I feel like a sucker that bought their switch thinking SwOS was going to be similar in quality to Router OS. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

Re: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM

SWOS - Should be easy - however it is the most confusing thing I have ever seen ! No default gateway on management ? No subnet mask on management ? I've been doing networking and switches for decades. I thought SWOS would be a don't bother to read the documentation and just wing it - nooooooo not so...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

And now, for something completely different: (no, not the larch) With all those YouTube videos from MUM taken from all over the world, it would be nice when the language of the video is always visible in the title. Some of them are in English or another language I could understand, but more often t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

What I was doing was to create a address with a /32, but setting the network for the 2nd IP in the subnet. No VPN yet. R1: Ether1 IP address: x.x.x.31/32; Network: x.x.x.30; Gateway: x.x.x.30 R2: Ether1 IP address: x.x.x.30/32; Network: x.x.x.31 This worked in testing between mikrotiks, but I'm try...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

In testing, I have been able to get it to work with a /32 if I'm going Mikrotik to Mikrotik. However, I'm being given this /31 from a provider with an UBNT Edgerouter, and we have not be able to get it to work. So, any suggestions for a competing router to the Mikrotik, must do /31, must do VPN, ca...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

/31 is a no-go (does not work) I was trying to turn up a /31 BGP network for up-stream peering and it flat-out did not work no matter what I tried. However , my Cisco router did support a /31 doing BGP. To make my Mikrotik work , I ended up using 4-IPs (aka /30) on the BGP-WAN because for some reaso...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 16152

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

Old topic One big huge advantage of virtual APs with the nv2 protocol would be this: - Physical AP for many nv2 clients to connect to - where the SSID is on one of the WISP's vlans. - Virtual AP , the ability to connect a WDS nv2 client and pass all vlans through the WDS link. At this time , this ca...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Has anybody else noticed that about half of all remote Internet connections to the Mikrotik winbox port (port # 8291) are coming from China and the other half is coming from the Netherlands ? On average , I have a sustained 6 to 15 per-minute attemted remote Internet connections to port 8291 (winbox...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

i need bandwidth test server from Turkey location . please help me is is there any server in turkey.
As for public btest access and posted here in this forum about any Mikrotik btest server(s) , My 207.32.194.24 btest server is the only one I know of at this time.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests (IP Services)

It might be a new nice feature to add a couple of items under IP-Services. In /ip service , add the follwoing: snmp ( normally SNMP uses port 161 , add ability to set what IP addresses can even get to the SNMP service ) icmp ( add ability to set what IP addresses can even get to the icmp service whe...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Packing (Mikrotik to Mikrotik packet(s) compression)
Replies: 0
Views: 388

IP Packing (Mikrotik to Mikrotik packet(s) compression)

Topic: Mikrotik IP Packing Note - sorry for the double post. I originally posted this in the wireless section of this forum and nobody replied , so I thought I would post it here where it should really be posted. IP Packing (Mikrotik ROS IP Packing - compression) --- Packet compression (IP Packing) ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: IP Packing (Mikrotik ROS IP Packing - compression)
Replies: 0
Views: 349

IP Packing (Mikrotik ROS IP Packing - compression)

IP Packing (Mikrotik ROS IP Packing - compression) --- Packet compression (IP Packing) between Mikrotik devices Is anybody using the Mikrotik IP Packing settings in/on their wlans and/or ethernet and/or on bridges ? - does it actually work ? - what level of IP Packing works best (simple , compress a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Re graphing , I suggest using a 3rd party SNMP server and not using the Mikrotik graphing utility because it helps to lessen the Mikrotik CPU load and overhead which helps increase Mikrotik throughput and reduce L2/L3 packet propagation delay
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Although my graph below is way to small to read - On some of my Mikrotiks I graph everthing. I can go back years and see , interface bandwidths , CPU loads, temperature , frequency , signal-to-noise , Signal-strengths , TX & RX rates , connected client counts. Most SNMP based bandwidth graphing prog...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Anybody remember my original post that eventually led to a public btest server ? I made a suggestion about everybody participating in a btest day for everybody to btest to/from to measure bandwidth around the world. Then somebody made a post stating " The day the Internet broke ". Anyways , I believ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

--- Other that your wife , nobody knows who you are
Huh, it's just about me :)
lol :lol:
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

jarda , if you decide to open up a btest server … --- You will become rich --- Women will flock around you for your attention --- You will win every game at casinos and lottery --- Your network will run faster --- You will have lots of free time ----------or---------- --- You will go broke paying fo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

For sure, but the 100mbits limitation might be problematic. Also I couldn't guarantee such speed to be achievable always, which could lead to lower measurements. Therefore the question if such thing makes sense. On the forum , your server could be listed as the following limitations (what ever you ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Could be beneficial to someone if I would open the 100/100 Mbit/s public btest server in Europe? Just asking in advance...
I know a btest server in Europe would be used by many :)
North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Hey Mikrotik marketing staff …

I think Mikrotik should include a Mikrotik bumper sticker in every Mikrotik product box shipped from Mikrotik.

Guess I'll have to stick around and see what happens.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

I just upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server to : Ver 6.43.2

As always , you may want to consider upgrading your Mikrotik also to 6.43.2 and then run a btest

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Good luck with that. It doesn't seem to me that MikroTik is much for opening up. For example, according to developer of open-source MAC telnet, they don't even want to share details about new 6.43+ authentication, which is something that has no reason to be secret. And you want them to let you plug...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Related to optional ROS packages … Because ROS is Linux based (and many of us know Linux very well) -and- because Linux/Unix may be one of the top two popular operating systems of all time , I would like to ask Mikrotik to consider a creating an optional developer package for ROS. Something that pro...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

A WISP could possibly use something like this to play a sound file ... @TomjNorthIdaho: So it's enterprise feature then? That's good, it won't agitate people for being another frivolous home feature. :D It would pretty much be a tool for what ever a Mikrotik admin might want/need. Also , because I ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

A bit of fun - but a potential very useful tool … Info - back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, early notebook computers did not have sound cards , however they ususally had the PC-speaker (in this case a piezo speaker was normally mounted on the motherboard and used for the beep sounds) , well bac...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

One of the things I would like to see for all new ROS updates/upgrades is more information as to what the new/fixed featured do. Example - with the following two lines below - it is not clear what the problem was and what was fixed and what actually improved: *) wireless - fixed wireless interface l...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

This morning I upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server to 6.43.1
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Wow - somebody has a fast Internet connection :)
This image is from my 207.32.194.24 btest server just a few minutes ago.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

We've used the public server for a long time with no issues. For the last few days we are unable to connect. We use tcp. We are getting either connect which just hangs, or Device incompatible . We tried to set the connect count to 1 and it immediately disconnects. Did something change recently? We ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

The public access btest server 207.32.194.24 was just now updated to 6.43

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Gracias por el servicio ofrecido ,es muy útil para probar los mikrotiks , para ver su poder y si el ISP ofrece realmente lo que venden tan caro :-) . saludos ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 26
Views: 6260

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

A method to get more speed out of a very busy CHR router: On the physical computer , in the BIOS , disable hyper-threading & set for maximum performance. On the hyper-visor (VmWare ESXi , set for performance. Then on the virtual CHR router , enable 8 processors. Limit other virtual hosted servers on...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests (ability to view wireless capabilities)

Re: Feature requests (ability to view wireless capabilities) Is there a feature to see/view the capabilities of a wireless wlan ? If not , then I would like to see a new feature to show the wireless capabilities and possible settings. My issue, I have more than 1,000 nv2 client Mikrotiks. I currentl...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Wireless Rudy Thanks for your reply post Re: Maybe you have some script that forces de CPE to switch to another AP when that other one has better signal? I don't have a client script to do this. I am not that good of a programmer. However I think a client boot-up script to first scan and then have t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

FYI - btest bandwidth usage About an hour ago , I rebooted the 207.32.194.24 btest server Now an hour later after I rebooted it , it has sent over 10+ Gib Bytes and received 3+ Gib Bytes in btest(s). lol - take that 1 hour of time and stretch it out over 3 years , the btest(s) send -and- receive By...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

NV2 - increase NV2 client scan-for-AP b4 connect to AP

NV2 - increase NV2 client scan-for-AP b4 connect to AP I need/want a longer nv2 client scan time prior to an nv2 client connecting to an nv2 AP (a new setting would be nice for nv2 scan time before connecting to a nv2 AP) The wireless AP enviornment: - The small town/city I am in has 20+ nv2 APs (so...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Feature Request CLI site-survey include Radio-Name

Feature Request CLI site-survey include Radio-Name I would like to see the CLI site-survey include "Radio-Name" in the results. When using winbox, you can see "Radio-Name" in the site-survey results - however when using the CLI such as my example below: /interface wireless> scan wlan1 duration=90 sa...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

A somewhat simple feature I would like to see in ROS.
The ability to restore a backup and have the option to "Do Not Re-Write MAC Addresses"

it would be great to be able to restore a Mikrotik and have the option to NOT re-write every ethernet & wlan & bridge MAC address
North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to restore interface's default MAC address
Replies: 5
Views: 9472

Re: How to restore interface's default MAC address

Another way to restore a wlan (wlan1 or wlan2) mac address is this: Note - This only works on a Mikrotik if you have access to it when the wireless if disconnected !!!!! - 1st , make a backup - 2nd , using Winbox , in wireless click on [ Reset Configuration] - 3rd , now go into wireless and copy the...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

Re: macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer. What IP address are you testing from ? I can look at the fw logs and see if your IP address shows up in there. North Idaho Tom Jones (207.32.194.24 btest admin) 198.233.88.218 I do see it is trying to connect - but no btest is starting ... Hmmm , ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

FYI - btest bandwidth usage About an hour ago , I rebooted the 207.32.194.24 btest server Now an hour later after I rebooted it , it has sent over 10+ Gib Bytes and received 3+ Gib Bytes in btest(s). lol - take that 1 hour of time and stretch it out over 3 years , the btest(s) send -and- receive Byt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

macsrwe re: Can't get connected to this any longer.

What IP address are you testing from ? I can look at the fw logs and see if your IP address shows up in there.

North Idaho Tom Jones (207.32.194.24 btest admin)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to perform a site-survey on a remote Mikrotik
Replies: 0
Views: 496

How to perform a site-survey on a remote Mikrotik

How to perform a site-survey on a remote Mikrotik I thought I would share a very simple script tool I often use when I need/want to perform a wireless site-survey on a wireless connected remote mikrotik. First - make a script , System Scripts , + Name of the script: ManualSiteSurveyToFiles-wlan1-90s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is ARP-published feature for?
Replies: 24
Views: 9901

Re: What is ARP-published feature for?

I just have to make another plug here ... Know what happens when you have two different network cards with the same MAC address (aka same ARP) where both network cards are in the same subnet ? I learned this one the hard way - a manufacturer of network cards sent me to cards with the same MAC. It i...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

It would be nice of others offered free public accessible btest servers in other locations around the world. Although 1+ gig bteset servers are nice, I suspect that even some 100 meg btest servers would be very much welcome. Any body interested in volinterring some bandwidth for some btest servers ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

It would be nice if there was a "print oid" output result that contained the OID for ethernet link speed.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

It would be nice of others offered free public accessible btest servers in other locations around the world. Although 1+ gig bteset servers are nice, I suspect that even some 100 meg btest servers would be very much welcome. Any body interested in volinterring some bandwidth for some btest servers ?...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests - SNMP OID Ethernet link speed

Feature requests - SNMP OID Ethernet link speed It would be great to have SNMP OIDs for Ethernet link speeds. (if they are there , I have not spotted them yet). These could be very useful to detect when an Ethernet link changes link speed. Such as when what is/was supposed to be a 1-Gig link changes...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Please implement a proper auto channel selection that looks at the usage and noise floor of each frequency in the scanlist before choosing a channel. And not one that just counts how many devices it sees per frequency (as per now): https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=122063&p=677377#p600...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

re VPNfilter Although the government has shutdown the command-and-control servers (I think), there still remains a very serious issue. VPNfilter infected devices also have a back-door installed. So although the C&C servers are no longer sending & receiving stage-1 VPNfilter connections, the back-doo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Lol the whole forum topic for nothing. That's the function of an anti virus. "Lol the whole forum topic for nothing." ??? Soooo , are you stating all of your devices such as firewalls, wireless routers and NAS are running anti virus on them ? Whoa , Are you also saying that out of an estimated 1/2 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

A typical Internet speedtest ( FYI - We use Mikrotik CHR routers )
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Winbox proxy ??? It might be nice to be able to connect to another Mikrotik using the 1st mikrotik as a proxy to be able to connect up to a 2nd Mikrotik. Where , an admin might not be able to directly connecte to the 2nd mikrotik, but if the 1st mikrotik can mac/IP connect to the 2nd then allow a wi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

VPNfilter stage 2 If you are not concerned about VPNfilter infected Mikrotiks trying to make stage 2 connections (because you feel the government shut down the stage 2 servers) , think again !!! A VPNfilter infected device does the following stage 2 actions: 1st - try Photobucket 2nd - if Photobucke...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

June 26, 2018
Heads Up - FYI - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server to version 6.42.5

If you have any problems with btest , please drop a posting here

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: 40Gb interfaces with CHR
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Re: 40Gb interfaces with CHR

So, have you done any tests so far? What is the maximum throughput you get with CHR? What hardware do you use? Which settings within ESXi? Earlier this year ( 2018 ) , I've been able to test at a sustained 24 gig rate on a CHR using VMware ESXi paravirtual vmxnet3 network interfaces. I suspect that...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Hey Mikrotik - do you have any suggestions for how to detect VPNfilter infected devices/traffic passing through a core router?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Well - in my fw rules , I made two suggestions.
One is block and log
-the other is , pass and log

If there are an estimated 1/2 million VPNfilter infected routers , I wonder how many PCs, servers & networks may actually be effected ?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Here is my slightly updated VPNfilter ROS fw configuration I changed from /24 to individual /32 IP addresses /ip firewall filter add action=drop chain=forward comment="VPNfilter toknowall.com" dst-address=104.16.37.155 log=yes add action=drop chain=forward comment="VPNfilter toknowall.com" dst-addre...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

WirelessRudy
un-releated to this forum topic ...
Back in 2002, I did a site-survey in all areas we now service (20+ towns/citys). I found zero APs.
Earlier this year , I did a site-survey using 1,000 customer Mikrotiks I manage (I used a Linux script). I found several thousand different APs.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Re my VPNfilter ROS fw configuration - This is/was my first attempt to try to detect VPNfilter infected devices travesing through my network (this is why I am asking for comments). - My ROS log shows 11 customer devices that keep trying to connect over and over again (like a heart beat) - I can narr...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement - one detect method

VPNfilter infected device detection I just wrote up a VPNfilter fw block & log on one of my core Mikrotik routers. Please review and make any suggestions Here is the configuration I added to my core Mikrotik CHR: /ip firewall filter add action=drop chain=forward comment="VPNfilter toknowall.com" dst...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

New type of APs - BaseStation - long range - PhassedArray

I would like Mikrotik to consider a new type of BaseStation AP - Something that is possibly modular (where antennas can be mounted to other antennas to form an array of small spot-beam sectors. - Something that falls under FCC point-to-point higher power rules - Something that functions simular to ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s) ROS 6.42.4

June 19, 2018
Heads Up - FYI - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server to version 6.42.4

If you have any problems with btest , please drop a posting here

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

The wireless vulnerabilities are mostly theoretical, it is not something that will go wrong just because it is there. You need someone to go into the coverage area of your wireless and actively attacking it to then attack one of your users, something that is not very likely to happen when looking a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

I don't think there are too many residential users with surviving mipsle devices. But yeah, it would be a nice gesture to make fixed versions for them (at least two, for 5.x and 6.x). Then again, probably only few would appreciate it. And yes, mipsle EOL was sudden and unexpected. If I remember cor...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

@TomjNorthIdaho: I guess it's still the same (and unlikely to change) as last year, when the http server vulnerability was fixed, i.e. tough luck, use firewall. Well I can make work-arounds , but most residential home users who have purchased Mikrotik WiFi routers probably have no idea that Mikroti...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement Older RB updated ?

What is Mikrotik's plan for everybody in the past that purchased Mikrotik-Crossroads and/or Mikrotik-RB500 series of wireless products ? Are those long-time older Mikrotik owners just sh!t outta Luck & to bad & throw it in the trash can because there are no Mikrotik versions that are not vulnerable ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: x86-64 release? (ie native NOT CHR)
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: x86-64 release? (ie native NOT CHR)

Using a MUM presentation on the subject: "Using Mikrotik CHR as a BGP edge router" https://mum.mikrotik.com/presentations/EU18/presentation_5188_1524562405.pdf loading the LINX table took 4 minutes and 46 seconds on VMWare and an i7-7700k. OUCH. Now add load, they pushed 5G through it and convergen...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: x86-64 release? (ie native NOT CHR)
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: x86-64 release? (ie native NOT CHR)

Re: I would really love to see a proper x86-64 release for bare metal installs. An ISO install for CHR ROS x86-64 does have some advantages over a hyper-visor installation: - With an ISO install on bare metal, the ROS system gains full use of all CPU cache and all cores. --- (The more CPU cache in t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

What architecture is your potentially compromised system?
This was a in-house lab x86 system (non-production - but live Internet connected) system we sometimes used to ping to and btest to. Because it was not production and stand-alone , it had no firewalls on it.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)

@Tom

Downgrade ROS to old Version and use this to get the passwords....

https://github.com/BigNerd95/Chimay-Red ... /README.md
WOW !!!
I am getting ready to head home from work - however , I will do this mid-next week

Thanks !!!
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)

If you can mount possibly infected filesystem, you can also mount clean one and compare.
I can do that - just a matter of having the free spare time here at work.
However , next week (time permitting) I will do so...
North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EPON Support
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: EPON Support

PON & GPON & EPON into a Mikrotik router can be done. I've tested & used some of the Mikrotik SFP GPON products - which is outside the scope of your question about EPON. To implement an EPON connection to a Mikrotik (or any other device with a SFP interrace), you need to know the following: - There ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: exploit-backup (ROS vulnerability)

Somewhat related to these posts … in the VPNfilter official statement section of the Mikrotik forums while reading about what the vulnerability was doing/changing , I got the idea to mount a possibly infected ROS filesystem to an Ubuntu server. So with the ROS filesystem mounted on Ubuntu, I looked ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Recently , I was asked for a copy of the configuration I use on the 207.32.194.24 btest server. Below is an export of the configuration. Note - the addres-list part of the export configuration was originally created by planetcoop who runs the other public btest server. So for Mark Dyer and everybody...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Yeah, but pe1chl tells about old wifi clients who cannot switch to another AP without timeout/diassoc on current AP. Anyway, by wifi standards it's up to the client how to select APs and when to switch... One of the problems with RFCs and standards is that often 90% of manufacturer network devices ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

In looking into one of my possible compromised Mikrotik ROS systems, I see in the underlying vmlinuz ( compressed Linux kernel ) user dat file what appears to be two additional user accounts which are not visible in the Mikrotik user manager system. The two accounts in question are: admin b (as in a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

When using multiple WiFi systems with the same SSID and wireless security settings, you should NOT have the APs perform NAT , but instead those APs should bridge the wireless wlan to an Ethernet network. Then have central core router perform NAT & DHCP on the inside LAN that the AP wireless clients ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Re: ... since Mikrotik doesn't allow us shell access to our routers to perform this kind of examination. Lack of shell access also makes it hard to tell if upgrading a compromised device actually removes the compromise ... VPNfilte ... Re: ... A thought on how to possibly examine a Mikrotik x86/CHR...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

One of the problems almost all ISPs / WISPs have with firewall protecting large base of server & client CPE devices is that once something behind the firewall gets worm-infected, is that device is inside your protected network and can often have free range access to the rest of your network. It's ge...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Re: ... since Mikrotik doesn't allow us shell access to our routers to perform this kind of examination. Lack of shell access also makes it hard to tell if upgrading a compromised device actually removes the compromise ... VPNfilte ... A thought on how to possibly examine a Mikrotik x86/CHR file sys...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Overworking RouterBoard
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Overworking RouterBoard

In general (excluding BGP); I consider around 10% at normal CPU utilization -and- I consider anything over 20 % CPU utilization as possible needing attention -and- I consider anything over 30 % CPU utilization as "Fix me" -and- I consider anything over 40 % as broken. Normally , the solution is a fa...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: configuration for multiple routers
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: configuration for multiple routers

I do bulk (mas) customer configurations and upgrades all of the time. If you know basic UNIX or Linux, then you know it has the ability to do a telnet or ssh. What you need to do is add the "expect" package. Then some simple sh programming - a simple .txt file of client IP address to work with (for ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPON ONU
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: Mikrotik GPON ONU

Ulysses : Re: I am experiencing as well a very high temperature of the SFPONU module from Mikrotik. What you have written here is worrying me much Re: Have you checked maybe if other SFP modules from other manufacturers are heating up as well on Mikrotik hardware? Is this a flaw of the module itself...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 23066

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

I have started testing this version. So far the issue of one client having high download causing slowness to other clients has been resolved. Mikrotik great and good work on this. We are going somewhere now One question is dynamic downlink ratio behaviour changed? In 6.42.2 with ratio of 60% ap can...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Can somebody please tell me what this log information is (in dark red below containing warning denied winbox/dude connect from ? ** Is this log indicating remote IP addresses trying to get into my CHR via a potential vulnerability which has been discussed many times here ? ** This is from my public...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 24, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 77686

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Can somebody please tell me what this log information is (in dark red below containing warning denied winbox/dude connect from ? ** Is this log indicating remote IP addresses trying to get into my CHR via a potential vulnerability which has been discussed many times here ? ** This is from my public ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 19, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Heads up , on the btest server 207.32.194.24 server , I just added some IP services Available-From settings. I think the btest server is still running for everybody on the internet - however , for the IP services such as telnet , ssh , winbox , www , ftp connections , they are now blocked (except by...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests - ability to select :port on a telnet

A new added feature I would like to see (when using Winbox to a client Mikrotik) , would be the ability to Tools-->Telnet-->Select (*) telnet and also select a port # to telnet to (and the same for SSH). Example: Lets say a client Mikrotik has a natted LAN IP address of 192.168.1.1/24 and there is a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

I suspect the simple-queue maximum value settings are going to be a bigger and bigger problem in the near future. - because of the new Mikrotik 40-Gig interfaces and newer/faster CPUs. I can't help but wonder how much of the 64-Bit CHR software actually uses 64-bit instrustions. Many 64-bit CPU inst...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Simple Queues - Please increase limits - they max at 4,294 Meg

BUMP - I originally posted this: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:28 pm Please increase Simple-Queue limits - they max at 4,294 Meg (aka 4.294 Gig) ROS Simple-Queue - please increase the possible maximum limits and thresholds. Currently on v6.41.3 and v6.41.2 (don't know about older versions and I have read nothi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ce Vs eC
Replies: 5
Views: 13708

Re: Ce Vs eC

With "C" and "e" Think of it this way: The "C" is (normally) the primary control 20-MHz-wide frequency. Thus , if you have a Ceee AP configured to use 5500 , then the actual frequency range in use is 5490-through-5510. Also , if you have a non "C" device connecting to a Ceee device , the client and ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

As stupid as it might sound -almost a lol- What happens if you add ":XY" to the IP address of the DNS server , where XY is the port # Say you wanted you mikrotik to use port 5320 then use IP address format of the DNS server of: a.b.c.d:5320 I remember this working on an old DSL router 15 years ago. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Feature requests

Is there any DNS server on port other than 53?.. There are some non port 53 DNS configurations/uses. Example: DNS over TLS is often port 853 -and- I kinda remember something about 135 End-Point-Mapper being used also for DNS Also - security through obscurity can help prevent some attacks - such as ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?
Replies: 21
Views: 4149

Re: What machine for 40Gbps Edge Router?

Only your host must support 40G interfaces. CHR uses virtual interfaces. I may be wrong , however I beleive the paravirtual vmxnet3 ethernet interface is NOT limited to 10-Gig maximum throughput. On two different virtual machines both hosted on the same physical VmWare ESXi server, I've been able t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik NV2 Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Mikrotik NV2 Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?

n21roadie - Re: I would also ask does the 6 Mbit limit also apply to ethernet and fibre connections ? I doubt it - they are totally different drivers & protocols. However ... Ethernet and Fiber each also have their own additional things going on for initial link-connect-speeds , advertised rate capa...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik NV2 Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Mikrotik Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?

nv2 will always use 6Mbit data rate for protocol communication. How much air time is used on an AP with 30 clients (NV2) when all clients have a 54Meg or faster connection speed for the " nv2 will always use 6Mbit data rate for protocol communication " ? I would think if you have an active busy NV2...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: After updating to 6.41.3, the signal strenght has been lowered.
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: After updating to 6.41.3, the signal strenght has been lowered.

After updating AP (921GS-5HPacD r2) to 6.41.3, the signal strenght has been lowered in some clients (in 6.38 and 6.34 everything was okay). Clients - SXT 5nD r2(6.38) and SXT Lite 5(6.38). Someone encountered this problem? Something to consider ..... After updating , are the wireless connection rat...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik NV2 Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Mikrotik Wireless always uses 6Mbps regardless of setting?

nv2 will always use 6Mbit data rate for protocol communication. How much air time is used on an AP with 30 clients (NV2) when all clients have a 54Meg or faster connection speed for the " nv2 will always use 6Mbit data rate for protocol communication " ? I would think if you have an active busy NV2...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish license transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: dynadish license transfer

Tower was hit by lightning , lost the lan connection to 3 dynadishes. Is it possible to transfer the license (using the mac address of the defective units) to retrieve the licenses to install on newly purchased replacements? Be grateful that that's all you lost in a direct lightning strike. I've ha...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS 317 CPU LOAD
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: CRS 317 CPU LOAD

It's not that fast of a box.

I would guess that it can handle a 100 meg Internet account by the time you add up all the firewall rules , and nat configurations.

I'm not saying it can't do more. I am saying it can handle a 100 meg Internet account well.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 15600

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

a wish list of something I started to create - and even posted in these forums about - but nothing was ever finished If I had the free time and many non-busy days , I would like to create this: A Linux based computer - with expect scripts and shell programs and a simple database In the database I wo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: What Mikrotik product is the fastest for BGP with 10-gig load with 2 BGP feeds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: What Mikrotik product is the fastest for BGP with 10-gig load with 2 BGP feeds ?

Your CHR expertise and knowledge would be best put to use for this. It will be far faster than a "real" MikroTik off the shelf product. thanks for your info/post One of the things I am also weighing when considering a ROS based high-throughput system is the following: - With Mikrotik hardware , I c...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 15600

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

Speaking of connection rates and CCQ ... When you reset/reboot an AP - or something that causes all wireless clients to disconnect and re-connected , the CCQ & signal strengths & signal-to-noise & connection rates do NOT give you a true picture of how well all of your client connections are to the A...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 15600

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

- In general , I've found the average sweet-spot for signal strength to be in the range of -45 to -60 (-50 normally works best on average) - On an AP with many clients , it often takes only a single weak/bad client ACTIVE connection to degrade all clients on an AP. Example: ... 5 to 20 clients conne...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting
Replies: 67
Views: 15600

Re: Nv2-downlink-ratio - new huge bandwidth increase setting

Don't forget to play with NV2 Radius. If all clients are less than 10 and you have a NV2 Radius of 30 , it will run a bit slower. I try to set a NV2 Radius setting of furthest client + 10 percent. Thus if my furthest client is 20 , I would use 22. If my furthest client is less than 10, then I will u...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

btest server change effective immediately , aka - right now (March 22, 2018) btest server 207.32.195.2 was moved to 207.32.194.24 Same server , same settings .. Just IP renumbered now to 207.32.194.24 btest user: btest btest password: btest FYI: My business is growing. We needed the entire 207.32.1...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Re: Please increase Simple-Queue limits - they max at 4,294 Meg

Seems like setting is set in 32-bit integer with unit of bits per second. This might pose an architectural problem and we can only hope it can be solved easily. That is correct, the underlying Linux mechanisms being used have limitations and it was likely designed with the rationale "when you have ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 207995

Please increase Simple-Queue limits - they max at 4,294 Meg

Please increase Simple-Queue limits - they max at 4,294 Meg (aka 4.294 Gig) ROS Simple-Queue - please increase the possible maximum limits and thresholds. Currently on v6.41.3 and v6.41.2 ( don't know about older versions ) , The maximum possible value for " Max Limit " and " Burst Limit " and " Bu...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Full BGP tables with two upstream ISPs using CHR - Performance question
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Re: Full BGP tables with two upstream ISPs using CHR - Performance question

Hi guys!! We’ve worked with several CHR as eBGP routers, and those have a good performance, we also recommend to install an hypervisor because you can add any CHR that you require... however, while we wait for RouterOS 7 which may handle BGP in a multicore way, there are some extra awesome routers ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

This is just yet another repetition of what we know already.
See post #14 for a work-around, while the madness of this thing continues.
YUP - that works

I thought I had tried the ether1 to a bridge and not have it worked (must of been something else)
Anyways - thanks

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

WARNING Warning to all CHR admins !!! CHR ROS version 6.41.3 will change your configuration to include a DHCP-CLIENT on ether1 . There is nothing you can do to make it go away or remove it. If you remove the DHCP-CLIENT from your configuration and reboot your CHR, a DHCP-CLIENT will again appear in...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

I just can't wait for CHR v6.42 to be released (where the auto-inject of DHCP-Client is no longer on ether1 after a reboot) !!! I have a CHR with a static IP address on ether1 - however the outside network ether1 is connected to also has a DHCP-Server !!!! And this CHR is operating as a DHCP-server ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR tx limit on 1199M rx limit up to 9G install on esxi 6
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: CHR tx limit on 1199M rx limit up to 9G install on esxi 6

Have you registered the CHR to your account? It has a limitation if it is installed and not activated to a MikroTik account.
Yup - if not a licensed CHR - it will run sllooowwww ( 1 or 2 meg max I think )
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR tx limit on 1199M rx limit up to 9G install on esxi 6
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: CHR tx limit on 1199M rx limit up to 9G install on esxi 6

Btest is single threaded so it can not describe the routing performance of the device. If you would like to test the performance, use two devices on sides as traffic generators and put tested equipment in the middle of them. btest on a chr with a 10-gig network card will do 9.999 Gig through the ne...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: What Mikrotik product is the fastest for BGP with 10-gig load with 2 BGP feeds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

What Mikrotik product is the fastest for BGP with 10-gig load with 2 BGP feeds ?

What Mikrotik product is the fastest for BGP with 10-gig load with 2 BGP feeds ? I thought I would ask: - 2 BGP sessions with to Internet feeds - 1 LAN - All interfaces 10-gig - Average sustained LAN traffic (to/from Internet) 2-to-4-Gig soon to be 4-to-8-Gig My business is growing .... :) North Ida...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25911

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

We are working on some future high speed routers with around 100Gbit throughput, and we would like your input on what types of ports you would want to see in such devices. If you imagine a device with around 16 ports (just an example), how many of them would you want to be (just examples, you can a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

If the whole purpose of the auto-injection of a dhcp-client on a CHR ether1 is for remote access to assist in CHR recovery, then at least do it correctly and with some options to do the following: - A), 1-st check if there is already an IP address on ether1 - B), 2-nd check if dhcp-client is disable...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

To anybody who accepts an auto-added dhcp-client injected onto ether1 after reboot , I ask this question: What do you think would happen if every program that can run in an x86 environment were to suddenly inject a dhcp-client into the 1st Ethernet after a update then after every reboot ? The networ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig

What type of hardware are you using today for your CHR? Currently SuperMicro (2-years old) Two Xeon E5-2690 v2 processors , 10-core , 3-Ghz Hyper-threading disabled Intel 10-Gig 2-sfp+ network card VMware ESXi 6.5.x (latest) This used to be a pretty fast box a few years ago. Guest hosted CHR/ROS bt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig

This topic about fastest I/O throughput with a CHR brings up another topic. I wish there was a CHR ISO boot CD image which would allow a bare-metal install. This would eliminate the need for a hyper-visor to host a guest CHR system. All hyper-visors (KVM, VmWare ESXi & ESX & BeHive -and- all others)...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig

Let's assume that money is not an issue for which Intel Xeon CPU. So now we have a mix of processors we can work with. So our options come down to Clock-speed -vs- cores -vs- CPU-cache -vs- #-of-Physical-CPUs (Intel does not make 8GHz, 1-Gig-cache 100-core CPU yet - but I bet they will be out in les...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig

What is the fastest CHR platform for BGP & OSPF 10-Gig Looking for some advice & suggestions Questions: For a CHR running BGP (and possibly also running OSPF) with 10-Gig ethernet interfaces , with throughput always greater than 1-Gig (average peak MAX of 6-Gig) --- What hardware platofrm is the ab...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Heads-Up ... FYI info... The 207.32.195.2 btest server for public Mikrotik admin use has been on-line since January 2016 During the last two years, I estimate it has performed somewhere between 1/4 million to 2 million btest(s). The current average systained bandwidth is about 30 meg , which also i...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

Hi! Many thanks for the courage and charity. If someone has the opportunity to do the same - welcome! I tested from Latvia (EU). This is not the best way to test from EU, because both servers are located in the USA. The first server is 50 hops (devices between) second 14. With both of them there is...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 574
Views: 418563

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

I'm still not seeing useful results. Can anyone help? MikroTik feb/20/2018 10:56:32 Result : TX speed 0.576 Mbps/s RX speed 0.0 Mbps/s TX total average 0.625 Mbps/s RX total average 0.0 Mbps/s Thanks, Brian Brian, Q1 - What is the IP address of your Mikrotik ? Q2 - Is your Mikrotik behind another f...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot
Replies: 31
Views: 4962

Re: CHR - problem with dhcp-client after reboot

We are aware of this problem. Hopefully it will be fixed in v6.42 mrz , Thank you - Thank you - Thank you for this information/post. I'm looking forward to v6.42 FYI - On one of my CHRs, I need ether1 to be a dhcp-server --- however - with the auto inject of dhcp-client on ether1 after a reboot , I...