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by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home
Replies: 8
Views: 751

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: 8
Views: 751

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: 2
Views: 185

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: 71

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 1835

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 301

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: 301

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 188

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 9790

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: 9790

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: 9790

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: 695

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: 613

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: 695

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: 613

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: 695

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: 9
Views: 1452

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 544

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: 276

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: 276

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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

Hello, is btest 207.32.194.24 working? I tried from 3 different locations with 6.44.1 and 6.44.3 but without any luck. Thanks Nope - The 207.32.194.24 btest server was down again. I just rebooted it - it is now up again It looks like it quit working May 16th at about 8PM PST (Los Angeles time) The ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1111
Views: 196048

Frequency Usage - add more fields (counts & average)

Frequency Usage - add more fields (counts & average) Here is a suggestion - add some additional fields when performing a Frequency Usage - Add a new field showing the Number-of-Usage-Hits for the current scan (per frequency) - Add a new field showing the Peak-Usage-Strength for the current scan (per...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1111
Views: 196048

Re: Feature requests

Thus, if you have 300 clients connecting to a tower with more than one AP , then you can end up with 300 clients that need to be reconfigured/re-programmed. I've been down this road many times in the past and it ain't pretty. When you have to manage 300 devices you should have some mechanism in pla...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1111
Views: 196048

Re: Feature requests

Why use SSID for this? This may bring compatibilty problems. Wouldn't a preferred list of AP's (e.g. by address instead of SSID) on the client alone help with your issues? So no change on the AP side necessary. Re compatibility problems - that is the reason I stated optional setting. Default on an ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1111
Views: 196048

Re: Feature requests

And it is already available... you can make a connect list with different MAC addresses for the same SSID. Yea , using a connect list with MAC address could almost work (almost). Using a MAC address connect method presents a management problem for all clients when an AP needs to be replaced or upgr...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1111
Views: 196048

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: 284

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: 284

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 585

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: 470

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: 585

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: 470

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: 664

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: 6226

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 561
Views: 395246

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: 664

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: 400

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
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