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by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )

Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz ) Question; Is anybody running any Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz ) home or WISP wireless networks ( yet ) ? If so , what have been your findings ... I'm looking forward to adding Wi-Fi 6E to my WISP networks ( when Mikrotik has some shipping products ). Here ar...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 78
Views: 41141

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

When Mikrotik ( or other brand ) " WiFi 6E " devices become available for outdoor WISP use, I will most likely be installing a few hundred " WiFi 6E " outdoor APs on the same towers I already have a few hundred 5 GHz APs and darn near 1,000 5-GHz Mikrotik wireless clients. My onl...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 78
Views: 41141

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

No single vendor will pull out all hardware from sale just because they started working on something new, incompatible. I can find cheapo 802.11n-only 150mbit routers for $20 USD, so there will always be a market for these older, less desirable things. re: I can find cheapo 802.11n-only 150mbit rou...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?

Yeah but Tom is a Yankee, its all square miles when you put in an "m" in there! ;-) Well, Yankees are known not to know what units to use. Last time they tried to do anything coherent, they crashed Mars climate orbiter ... Okay this cannot stand, one has to defend ones closest neighbour!!...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to Reach BGP Neighbour
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Unable to Reach BGP Neighbour

You're BGP router needs to be on the same network and the other up-stream BGP router you will be peering with. Example. Your BGP upstream interface ( live Internet IP addresses ). 123.123.123.2/30 and you peer to 123.123.123.1/30 Both BGP routers need to know the AS number of each other Your BGP rou...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

hello, i am new on the forum and i hope i am doing the right thing by posting here. my company has a CCR1036 on which our IP transit service terminate. i have been trying to test the capacity provisioned over the IP TRANSIT service to no avail. i am doing the test from the CCR1036 to 23.162.144.120...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 13747

Re: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind

No, MikroTik routers do not come with preconfigured network prefix translation, as they do not support it at all. (at least in v6) The main supported configuration for MikroTik routers with IPv6 is: - use DHCPv6 client to request IPv6 prefix pool from ISP and store it in a local pool - configure lo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 13747

Re: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind

As an ISP/WISP , I have the bulk of my servers running dual-stack IPv4 & IPv6. I am getting ready to roll out IPv6 to a thousand+ Mikrotik wireless DHCP-Client CPEs. Thinking about the prior post from pe1chl and his reasoning to use IPv6 network prefix translation because DHCP to clients has got...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 13747

Re: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind

With IPv6 , there is no need for NAT. Normally an upstream provider will hand off something like a /64 or a /60/ or possibly a whopping large /56 There is no need for many-to-one translation as is usual with IPv4 and having only a single external address for your entire network, but even with IPv6 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 13747

Re: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind

I am a ipv6 purist ... not at all interested in NAT64 .... D day is 2025 when US Gov completes its conversion THEN everyone falls in line. @ZeroByte. you make a good argument ... Good Luck ... :-) Question re: D day is 2025 I was not aware there was a a government D day to drop IPv4 - or is this a ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind
Replies: 31
Views: 13747

Re: IPv6 and NAT - how I changed my mind

With IPv6 , there is no need for NAT. Normally an upstream provider will hand off something like a /64 or a /60/ or possibly a whopping large /56 Now with the shortage of IPv4 ( as in no more new IPv4 blocks are available ) and upstream provider could do something like this: ((( Dual Stack ))) Upstr...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution

So cool Tom, thanks for sharing what you do, always fascinating to see people work in large scale, i can barely cope with a single router and a couple of access points. Yea - large networks have their own set of problems , then add to that about a thousand Mikrotik wireless devices and I can then s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: point-to-point , which is faster ( wds or station-bridge )
Replies: 0
Views: 135

point-to-point , which is faster ( wds or station-bridge )

L2 point-to-point , which is faster ( station-wds or station-bridge ) (((( for L2 bridging two ethernet networks together )))) First , I know this is an old topic with much input from past years - however , I will ask again. I currently connect two remote ethernet networks ( actually 802.1q trunk et...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

status: done time-remaining: 0s ping-min-avg-max: 46.4ms / 46.7ms / 52.9ms jitter-min-avg-max: 1us / 288us / 6.45ms loss: 0% (0/200) tcp-download: 76.2Mbps local-cpu-load:7% tcp-upload: 52.0Mbps local-cpu-load:3% remote-cpu-load:18% udp-upload: 52.8Mbps local-cpu-load:4% remote-cpu-load:4% This is ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution

does Sonar implement the shaping on the CPE or on the core? The Sonar ISP system has a couple of options to perform per-customer bandwidth management. We use a Mikrotik-#1 ( CHR ), with two interfaces ( ether1 & ether2 ). Sonar has some APIs ( hooks ), which permit the Sonar system to get infor...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution

This is more or less what i will do, if so you can just traffic shape on the termination CPE device, no? You can also Monitor the CPE device and inform your client of any issue arise - and also automate the process by sending SMS to your clients. You can traffic shape on the CPEs. This is pretty ea...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution

How do your clients going to connect to your network, with what cpe termination that you provide them or one the buy there own? At my ISP, we own/provide the CPE. The CPE is normally configured like this: WAN ( DHCP client ) - this WAN interface connects to one of our towers ( wireless ) , or is co...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Feb 11'th 2021 I just now updated the public access x86_64 CHR btest server from ROS v 6.48 to ROS v 6.48.1 IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: btest btest password: btest Note: This btest server is Ping-able. If you can't btest to it, then you might be behind a firewall or ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Force client to specific AP...
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Force client to specific AP...

Can't find area-prefix in CAPsMAN configuration and there is no connection-list as well.
I don't think CAPsMAN supports area-prefix. It is supported in Winbox.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Best Bandwidth Throttling Solution

You have three basic options to throttle bandwidth. - Simple-Queues ( Mikrotik supports this - easy - basic straight forward - not suited for larger networks ) - IP firewall (complex configuration - limit bw by IP address) (( Mikrotik supports this )) - Mac Address ( Mikrotik does not support bw by ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase Output TX-power
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Increase Output TX-power

You are almost always better off not changing the transmit output tx power.
Instead , get a better antenna.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?

Yeah but Tom is a Yankee, its all square miles when you put in an "m" in there! ;-) Re: Yeah but Tom is a Yankee, its all square miles when you put in an "m" in there! ;-) Here in the states , we use miles. Yea ... I'm a bone-head Yankee located in North Idaho m - meter/meters -...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Question]: Anyone running a MA5671A GPON ONU at 2.5 GBit/s
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: [Question]: Anyone running a MA5671A GPON ONU at 2.5 GBit/s

I would like to ask a question about the "Huawei MA5671A GPON ONU" Is the GPON SFP module currently working in your GPON network ? How long has it been on-line ? Is it mounted outside in a Nema air-tight enclosure ? Years ago , I tried a dozen Mikrotik GPON SFP modules. Mine were installed...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth Test 6.48
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Bandwidth Test 6.48

For starters , can you btest to 127.0.0.1 ( this is the local loopback IP address ).
Can you ping the remote server you are trying to btest to ?
If you don't mind me asking , what IP address are you trying to btest to ?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik, thoughts and opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: MikroTik, thoughts and opinions?

I wonder what kind of response you'd expect in a - wait for it - MIKROTIK forum. Re: I wonder what kind of response you'd expect in a - wait for it - MIKROTIK forum Not all Mikrotik devices have the same CPU and memory. My previous post is a good starting place for some Mikrotik devices that have s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hi Tom, Something weird happened yesterday, I was testing a link with just 50/50 for like 10 seconds, I did the test 2 times and the second time I did I could not stop the test, I rebooted the router like so many times but when ever it came online it would start to receive that traffic, I had to bl...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Force client to specific AP...
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Force client to specific AP...

For wireless clients Take a look at the Mikrotik connect-list and Mikrotik area-prefix I assume you have multiple APs your clients are connection to and the APs all have the same SSID Here is what you can do: On your APs ( all APs have the same SSID ) , configure a unique area-prefix for each AP On ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sensors - How to make a door or other type of a sensor to monitor things such as open doors ...
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Sensors - How to make a door or other type of a sensor to monitor things such as open doors ...

Sensors - How to make a door or other type of a sensor to monitor things such as open doors ... I recently posted this information in a WISP related Facebook group. I figure I should also post this information here to help give Mikrotik network administrators some ideas. My first post ( part 1 of 2...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

Ground loops can be a problem . I came across this many years ago with telex printers at a limestone quarry where the local ground potential was about 1000v different from the local telephone exchange. tread carefully If you ever encounter voltage between any to earth spots or any two ground rods (...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

Best bet is to power netpower 16P with 48v and injecting Poe for 24v and isolating the switch from other DC racks by using fiber to connect between rack mounted equipment and netpower 16P. Good luck re: isolating the switch IMO , all DC power inputs ( both positive and negative ) should not be bond...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with IPsec
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Need help with IPsec

I can't argue with results, of course. :) But I wouldn't expect that to be the best solution.
One reason I did it this way is that I suspect the remote ISP location was doing something funky with their MTUs to the point that normal 1500 MTU on a tunnel would never pass.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with IPsec
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Need help with IPsec

EoIP in IPIP, and the whole thing in IPSec, if it should be encrypted... that sounds seriously overcomplicated to me. A little complicated the first time I built this combination. But I was trying to solve a remote throughput issue at a remote customer office location where I needed to get the remo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

This is an FYI on the public btest server I operate. The btest server is actually an x86 ROS server running on a VmWare ESXi server. I got this x86 ROS server free from Mikrotik many wears ago. You see, I wrote up an article for how to build a 10-port 10-Gig-per-port Mikrotik x86 router , then poste...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik - 10 Gbit NAT
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Mikrotik - 10 Gbit NAT

OOO - something interesting .... Since converting all of my Residential customer accounts ( not live IP accounts ) to CGN-NAT, I discovered that the remote sustained Internet probes to my customer WANs has now gone to zero. By eliminating/preventing outside Internet probes to my thousand-plus custom...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik - 10 Gbit NAT
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Mikrotik - 10 Gbit NAT

Good question about 10-Gig NAT I have a dozen-plus networks ( wireless and fiber ). I offer ( at an additional charge Live IP address -- no NAT ) The bulk of my customers are connected to my networks using CGN-NAT on the customer WAN networks. ( Internally , each customer network has their own NAT -...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with IPsec
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Need help with IPsec

Re tunneling remote lan networks I have found that almost every tunnel configuration works differently and no two tunnels deliver the same speeds. However , This is what I found that appears to be the fastest and by far the most reliable: 1'st , I build/establish an IPIP-tunnel between the two Mikro...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish 6
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: dynadish 6

What distances you need to link together? I have many backhaul links mostly using 5-GHz and some using 6 GHz Mikrotiks configured as WDS APs and WDS clients. These Mikrotik WDS links pass my 802.1q Trunk (Vlans). Here is a brief sample of some of my better Mikrotik WDS links: 5-GHz 802.11 14-km N/A...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik, thoughts and opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: MikroTik, thoughts and opinions?

Hey all, I was wondering your guys thoughts and opinions on MikroTik devices. The price seems to be more than right, but is their stuff too good to be true? I wanted to pick up a router just to play around with it, I thought I would ask before hand about quality, security, etc. Almost all Mikrotik ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?

Hello everyone,, My requirements are: Good signal connection that cover 40 sqm. Bandwidth capping per user Port forwarding (for priority playing games) Redirecting page after connecting (redirect to facebook page) I will use it for cafe. Good signal connection that cover 40 sqm 40 square miles ( a ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cube 60 AC - failover to 5GHz?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Cube 60 AC - failover to 5GHz?

You have several options
For starters , take a look at spanning-tree for your switches on both ends of your link.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: dynadish 6
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: dynadish 6

I am looking for some feedback on the dynadish 6. Real world experience. I am setting up a new marina and was looking at these for back hauls. cabled back hauls is not a good option at this site. I am looking for real world distances and was really wondering how they perform in the rain. I may be w...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

thanks a lot tom, this is what i realy need.. hope this last long :D
really helpfull
rianda08
Looks like you have a Gig TCP up test
Impressive btest results :)

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 71
Views: 34205

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

I would like to see a DC powered -48 volt ( telco power neg 48 volts ) and or a switch that can do either -48 or +48 volts. something with 12 to 24 POE out ports something with some 10-Gig SFP ports ( 2 of 4 sfp+ ports ) Although Mikrotik does have some switches/stuff that can run on 48 volts , non...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: connect-list ( clients using connect-list with nv2 protocol )
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: connect-list ( clients using connect-list with nv2 protocol )

FYI - here is my sample test code that appears to be working. /interface wireless connect-list add allow-signal-out-of-range=always interface=wlan1 signal-range=-40..-5 add allow-signal-out-of-range=always interface=wlan1 signal-range=-45..-35 add allow-signal-out-of-range=always interface=wlan1 sig...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: connect-list ( clients using connect-list with nv2 protocol )
Replies: 1
Views: 168

connect-list ( clients using connect-list with nv2 protocol )

connect-list ( clients using connect-list with nv2 protocol ) (( re forcing nv2 clients to connect to the strongest nv2 APs when many nv2 APs of many signal strengths are available )) 1'st: My WISP environment : I have hundreds of Mikrotik nv2 APs on multiple towers and around 1-thousand Mikrotik nv...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

Mikrotik have some devices based on the AR9342 covering 5.9-6.4GHz. BaseBox 6 and SXT 6 are a couple of these devices. Re: ... Mikrotik have some devices based on the AR9342 covering 5.9-6.4GHz ... Yup - they sure do have some devices in those frequencies that support a/n 2x2 ( 40-Mhz wide channels...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13725

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

You could consider Class C+ gpon from FS. It has a temperature range of -40 to 85 Celcius, normal is 0 to 70 Celcius. https://www.fs.com/de-en/products/64168.html msatter Thanks for the post. Have you tested this product ? No, but you can ask them for for a sample. https://www.fs.com/sample_applica...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13725

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

Re: It helps when they are mounted in a fan-cooled device -- What about the thousands/millions of existing GPON customers with outdoor Nema enclosures which don't have fans ? I don't know if these use SFP. I was talking about SFP. IMO - any device that puts out excessive heat is an electrically ine...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anybody else experiencing DFS radar-detect problems the last few weeks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Anybody else experiencing DFS radar-detect problems the last few weeks ?

I haven't had any problems with this, but here's a tip: What I would do is get some cheap Groove (the 802.11n version) and use spectral scanning to see the exact frequencies and bandwidths they're using. They could well be using just a part of the DFS band and so you can change the channel used. I ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13725

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

You could consider Class C+ gpon from FS. It has a temperature range of -40 to 85 Celcius, normal is 0 to 70 Celcius.

https://www.fs.com/de-en/products/64168.html
msatter
Thanks for the post.
Have you tested this product ?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13725

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

All but trivial SFP modules often get uncomfortably hot. The package is too small to dissipate 5-10W of power. It helps when they are mounted in a fan-cooled device. Re: It helps when they are mounted in a fan-cooled device -- What about the thousands/millions of existing GPON customers with outdoo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

re: Mikrotik and --> 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies ---and---- no product almost a year later ... It just can't be that hard to get a product in this new 5.925–7.125 GHz frequency band up and running. I would almost think it would be as easy as taking a 921UAGS or 922UAGS and unsodering...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hi Tom, I wanted to thank you and at the same time say sorry. I didn't read all the rules and might have been running a couple of tests more than what you asked for (and/or more often than pointed out). Anyway, Im done with my tests and I got the results I expected, THANKS A LOT for this service !!...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)
Replies: 64
Views: 13725

Re: MikroTik newsletter November 2020 (#98)

any word about GPON or EPON? Re GPON ... I tried the Mikrotik SFP GPON modules a few years ago in the Winter ( about a dozen GPON modules installed in outdoor Nema enclosures ). All of them died and went tu ( bricked ) on the first warm summer day. I have only one left that still works and it was i...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 569

5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies

5.925–7.125 GHz - new FCC 6-GHz frequencies -- from almost a year ago: FCC Opens 6 GHz Band to Wi-Fi and Other Unlicensed Uses In April last year ( April 29 2020 ), the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that make 1,200 megahertz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz) availabl...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

vuli - were are you testing from ( what country ) ?
What is your Internet speed supposed to be ?

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anybody else experiencing DFS radar-detect problems the last few weeks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Anybody else experiencing DFS radar-detect problems the last few weeks ?

Anybody else experiencing DFS radar-detect problems the last few weeks ? I have a tower site that is only a few hundred feet away from an FAA/Military 2+ million watt dual-band radar system. My equipment worked OK for years up until about two weeks prior to Christmas. We are now experiencing all kin...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

mkx ... Hey if everything was easy and everything was available , there would be no need for Network Engineers ... so ... in that sense ... I guess I am pretty lucky I will give it to Mikrotik, most of their products are pretty awesome to the to the experienced admins who need to build advanced ( wi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

The fact that MT devices don't have voltage regulators for PoE-out is well known. The fact that MT devices taking 48V are not suitable for telco -48V is mentioned in my post #2 above. As much as I like the thousands of Mikrotiks I have in my WISP/ISP, I can't help but feel guilty that I'm going to ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: netPower 16P power design flaw
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: netPower 16P power design flaw

There used to be a product like that for 12V but it was discontinued. Apparently this kind of thing does not sell. re ... There used to be a product like that for 12V but it was discontinued ... Yea the mUPS. I've got a couple dozen of them. They could of been a great product. My issue with them is...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: netPower 16P power design flaw
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: netPower 16P power design flaw

It would be nice if Mikrotik had a complete DC solution for battery power that a WISP/ISP/Telco could use. It is inefficient to use AC utility power UPS systems for alternate backup power. And most 1500 watt UPS systems do not have the battery capacity to last more than one hour. I wish Mikrotik had...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: netPower 16P power design flaw
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: netPower 16P power design flaw

These devices are designed to be powered by wallwarts, and to provide 24 or 48 V power via PoE to devices like access points. They are not designed to be powered from a grounded system like telecom power (-48V referenced to ground). But I would not power them from a +48V system that is referenced t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: netPower 16P power design flaw
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: netPower 16P power design flaw

Yea ... I just discovered the same problems with the netPower 16P Telco 48 volt systems are positive ground. The netPower 16P is negative ground Soo, I can only guess that connecting a netPower 16P to a telco neg-48 volt system then connecting anything to ground potential is a really bad thing ( smo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

Well - maybe the Mikrotik netPower 16P might not be what I want. The netPower 16P has two DC connectors. - A 24-Volt DC connector - A 48-Volt DC connector From what I am discovering: - If you want to run 24-Volt POE devices , then you need the 24-Volt DC powered up using an external 24-Volt DC syste...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: 48-Volt POE-Out switches

In looking through my inventory , I found a Mikrotik netPower 16P It appears to be just what I was looking for :) - two SFP+ ports - 16 Gig POE Ethernet ports - 48 Volt DC input and also a 24 Volt DC input. So , by tomorrow , I will have this: SFP+ #1 1-Gig fiber SFP+ #2 10-Gig fiber 16 POE ethernet...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hello, Cannot connect... Happy new year anyway... Yanncd - your post "... Cannot connect... " - Is your Mikrotik behind a firewall ? - Does your Mikrotik have a live outside IP address ( not natted ) ? - Is your Mikrotik also a firewall ? - Can you ping IPv4: 23.162.144.120 and/or IPv6: 2...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 48-Volt POE-Out switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

48-Volt POE-Out switches

48-Volt POE-Out switches I'm looking for some 48-Volt 24-port-Ethernet POE-Out switches that also have one-to-four SFP+ ports. At most of my towers I already have the 48-Volt telco-grade power-supplies. I am trying to figure out what Mikrotik products can run on 48-Volts and have 12 or 24 or 48 Ethe...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

for me where I live here in North Idaho - it's 12/31/2020 noon.

I want to wish all Mikrotik admins a Happy New Year
now don't get tooooo drunk tonight because you might have to fix your network at midnight :) lol


may your btest(s) be through the roof in 2021

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Heads-up The btest server I manage is off-line ( possibly until tomorrow - depending ). I am performing some year-end 2020 backups of my ISP/WISP system. When I get finished , I will turn it back on. North Idaho Tom Jones ** Wow - next month , it will be 5 years and a little over 6-hundred-thousand...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: wireless access list vlan mode & id function?
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: wireless access list vlan mode & id function?

I'm setting up vlans. With working vlan segment including wireless AP when I set-up client in the access list with vlan mode=use tag and the default vlanid of the AP interface the client loses connectivity. What is the function of these two vlan fields in the access list? Could not find it in the d...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: L2 ring redundancy protocol support?
Replies: 16
Views: 1098

Re: L2 ring redundancy protocol support?

Ya might want to take a look at spanning-tree and see what it can do. Spanning-tree will normally handle redundant L2 connections. In a ring enviornment, it is possible to have 1/2 the traffic go clock-wise and the other half go counter-clock-wise - and if the ring is broken then both directions wil...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it possible to "subnet" a /64 prefix between 2 internal LANs?
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Is it possible to "subnet" a /64 prefix between 2 internal LANs?

I have a small hex s (RB760iGS) box as Home Router and I'd like to split the internal network in 2 LANs, LAN1 (homelan) for general home usage and LAN2 (lablan) for lab/testing purposes. My Cable ISP provides a single Dynamic IPV6 Delegated Prefix (/64) to be used and I'd like to be able to split t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Heads-up The btest server I manage is off-line ( possibly until tomorrow - depending ). I am performing some year-end 2020 backups of my ISP/WISP system. When I get finished , I will turn it back on. North Idaho Tom Jones ** Wow - next month , it will be 5 years and a little over 6-hundred-thousand ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

4 x 30 seconds tests with 5 minutes pause in between and waiting 24 hours for the next attempt is ridiculous 🤦‍♂️ ridiculous ? What do you expect for free ? You are welcome to create your own public btest server , allocate some of your extra gigabits of Internet bandwidth to it and show everybody h...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

it was working partially for some minutes. now it's again not working. my router is directly connected to the Internet. Firewall is running but no output filter. Perhaps you can see some hints in the log? My IP Starts with 185. (AS51184) Re; ... it was working partially for some minutes. now it's a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Heads up ... I just updated the btest server from Version 6.47.8 to Version 6.8 IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: btest btest password: btest North Idaho Tom Jones Doesn't work. Neither v4 nor v6 🙄 Is it working now ? Are you behind a firewall ? Is your Mikrotik running a...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Heads up ...
I just updated the btest server from Version 6.47.8 to Version 6.8


IPv4: 23.162.144.120
IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4

btest username: btest
btest password: btest


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Notice; The public access btest server I manage was re-numbered into new/different IP addresses. This public btest server is now at the following IP addresses: Maybe some FQDN can help in long-term? :) Not the IP Cloud one (it's hard to remember), but custom one would be nice. Re ... Maybe some FQD...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Full BGP tables with two upstream ISPs using CHR - Performance question
Replies: 17
Views: 7560

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

Interesting stuff: https://blog.kroy.io/2019/08/23/battle-of-the-virtual-routers/ May be the older chr-Kernel slows things down a bit. Throw as much cpu power at vmware/chr as possible ... I don't see these test results as being truly accurate. I can think of dozens of possible not-considered issue...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

jweek - Gig to the home - nice :)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

December 8th 2020 Notice; The public access btest server I manage was re-numbered into new/different IP addresses. This public btest server is now at the following IP addresses: IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: btest btest password: btest Note; To use this Mikrotik publi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 7865

Re: CHR Hardware

Re: What is the purpose of 128G of memory since the box needs to do BGP and routing? My answer: Build it and they will come If you go skimpy on the RAM/CPU/Network-IO , it may come back later to bite you. Let's say that later , you wanted to change a CHR router to a PfSense. or you wanted to add a P...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client

mkx - hmmmmmmm I think I may of thought of a reason I have been failing in my almost 100 attempts this year to get a Mikrotik router to issue IPv6 prefixes to a client Mikrotik router. I need to test this - but I think it might come down to this: I was testing using a Mikrotik CHR on a VmWare ESXi h...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client

mkx - thanks , I will look at what you posted. To me , it is strange that a Mikrotik can ask and get an IPv6 address from a PfSense prefix-server and dhcp-server - however a Mikrotik can not ask for a DHCP address from another Mikrotik because Mikrotik does not have a IPv6 DHCP server ... But it doe...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client
Replies: 3
Views: 412

IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client

IPv6 prefix delegation DHCP-Server & DHCP-Client Grrr - There is a serious lack of Mikrotik documentation showing good-clear-working procedures which show step-by-step instructions to configure the following : #1, Mikrotik IPv6 Prefix delegation server. -- Settings that an ISP/WISP might use in ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 7865

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-throu...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

A Mikrotik 40-Gig switch is much needed

A Mikrotik 40-Gig switch is much needed I sure would like to see a Mikrotik switch with at least eight 40-Gig ports ( or even better yet a 16-port 40-Gig switch ) and also somewhere between two to 8 10-Gig ports ( and zero 1-Gig ports ). I need some 40-Gig switches right now. We are currently in th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

re: Now I can't connect, but I guess (without reading trough every post here) that you have some sort of spam/flood protection that puts me on hold? Yes , I do have a Simple-Queue which also uses an Address-List. My address list has the following types of Names ( types ). - blocklist - IP address th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 Mikrotik's SLAAC - DHCPv6 ( asking for some help )
Replies: 2
Views: 429

IPv6 Mikrotik's SLAAC - DHCPv6 ( asking for some help )

IPv6 Mikrotik's SLAAC - DHCPv6 ( asking for some help ) I am having one heck of a time trying to get Mikrotik's IPv6 DHCP server working. IPv4-DHCP is soooo easy and IPv6-DHCP is soooo different & hard - they are two completely different animals. I know how to do static IPv6 address and IPv6 ro...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Reply to gotsprings re " can't connect " Question: What is your IP address ? I will look at my access-lists. Question: Has this ever worked for you in the past ? Question: Can you ping 207.32.194.22 ? Question: I want to verify --> Are you trying to Bandwidth-Test to my Mikrotik BTest-Serv...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Some news , I have my IPv4: 207.32.194.24 IPv6: 2605:4e40:0:1fe:: back on-line again. EDIT: btest user is --> btest and btest password is --> btest ( btest & btest ) I set the queue to allow btest-ing up to 4-Gig. Question - Who has a 10-Gig Internet connected Mikrotik I can perform a btest to/f...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Feature requests

FYI - Reboots and logs. - 1'st; I don't use the Mikrotik native ( /system watchdog " Watch Address" ). I do not like the way it behaves and it is not smart. Because it is not smart, it can/will trigger a reboot when everything is connected. When the default WatchDog detects a no-ping condi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PON EPON GEPON GPON CWDM Fiber Passive Optical Network Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 539

PON EPON GEPON GPON CWDM Fiber Passive Optical Network Mikrotik

PON EPON GEPON GPON CWDM Fiber Passive Optical Network Mikrotik I would like to ask : What is currently reliably working well for Fiber-to-the-Home networks ? We are an ISP/WISP & Fiber-to-the-Home. We currently have several hundred Mikrotik APs ( nv2 ) with a couple of thousand ( Mikrotik ) wir...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 77
Views: 54100

Re: Point-to-point (/31) addresses

So I am on the verge of setting up a BGP with my 1st peer and he mentioned using a /31. I am going to assume he is using a Cisco. I am a Mikrotik shop. You are saying that Cisco and Mikrotik are not able to use BGP on a /31? Rick When I was adding a second BGP peer, I was given one IP address from ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 77
Views: 54100

Re: /31 network between two mikrotik devices - here is how you do it

/31 network between two mikrotik devices - here is how you do it First thing - you do not actually use a /31 in the IP address ( this is important ) Here is how you use a /31 network of only two IP address to get two Mikrotik devices to talk to each other. I am going to demonstrate 192.168.168.0/31...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 77
Views: 54100

Re: Point-to-point (/31) addresses

@TomjNorthidaho, some creative thinking there, I might pop your balloon though :-) That method is called point to point addressing and but should work One thing I have not tested is a /31 between a Mikrotik and a Cisco , or between a Mikrotik and a PfSense virtual router/firewall. North Idaho Tom J...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Point-to-point (/31) addresses
Replies: 77
Views: 54100

/31 network between two mikrotik devices - here is how you do it

/31 network between two mikrotik devices - here is how you do it First thing - you do not actually use a /31 in the IP address ( this is important ) Here is how you use a /31 network of only two IP address to get two Mikrotik devices to talk to each other. I am going to demonstrate 192.168.168.0/31 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic Reboot WatchDog scripts when connection is lost & remote site-survey script
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Automatic Reboot WatchDog scripts when connection is lost & remote site-survey script

Automatic Reboot WatchDog scripts when connection is lost & remote site-survey script I have been asked this many times via mikrotik forums and other ISP/WISP forums and direct messages. So I am posting a working set of script to automatically reboot Mikrotik routers & switches if/when netw...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: SONAR ( who is using this ISP / WISP everything management software )
Replies: 0
Views: 522

SONAR ( who is using this ISP / WISP everything management software )

SONAR ( who is using this ISP / WISP everything management software ) ? 1st - this is NOT a SONAR sales pitch , I am asking who here is using SONAR 2nd - FYI - for those who don't know ... Sonar is a software management system for ISPs and WISPs. It is not a Mikrotik product , but it can work with ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hi guys. Anyone knows 1 gbit server for bandwidth test?
p.s on 207.32.194.24 can only get 92-95mps
FYI - my post prior to your post is about the 207.32.194.24 btest server. But that is possible a couple of week out still.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

FYI re the btest server I operate. I've got a full 10-Gig Internet on order. In about 3 weeks ( give or take ), I will be able to turn up the btest server back to 3-Gig or faster speeds for remote btest throughput testing. I was forced to seriously decrease the maximum btest speeds to only a few hun...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Thanks and greetings from Croatia
Greetings back to you from North Idaho :)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

Re: Mikrotik Opinions

I've been using thousands of Mikrotik devices for a long time now. If I had it all to do over, I would still go with Mikroitk.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

FYI - July 15th 2020

I just now updated the btest server ( IPv4 207.32.194.24 IPv6 2605:4e40:0:1fe:: ) server from 6.47 to 6.47.1

Happpy btest-ing ...


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Tom/Garrison/all - thank you for your public btest servers and support. Tom - if I may repeat a question that has been asked multiple times - do I need to be running the same firmware version or main code branch, or is there a minimum firmware? My router is running 6.44.x Must it be on 6.47.x? I do...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Put Dude ports 2210 and 2211 in IP-Services where it belongs

And why do I still get "warning denied winbox/dude connect from" indicating remote IP addresses in my logs when I have the IP-Services for winbox configured to only allow my IP address blocks ? That is normal for using that kind of limit. As I already wrote, the service accepts the connec...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Put Dude ports 2210 and 2211 in IP-Services where it belongs

Put Dude ports 2210 and 2211 in IP-Services where it belongs Currently , IP->-Services has a field "Available From" This functions with api , api-ssl , ftp , ssh , telnet , winbox , www , www-ssl These services can be turned off/on and/or blocks of IP-networks can be used for each service...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Put Dude ports 2210 and 2211 in IP-Services where it belongs ( RESOLVED )

*** RESOLVED ** * ( it works like it is supposed to. This post was an error asking a question. There is no issue *** RESOLVED *** Put Dude ports 2210 and 2211 in IP-Services where it belongs Currently , IP->-Services has a field "Available From" This functions with api , api-ssl , ftp , s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hi Tom,
Just tested my 100/100 Mb/s fiber connection .
I was getting 99.5Mb/s constantly both ways.
Greetings from South Africa
Thank you for your post.
:)
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Bulk manage customer Mikrotiks using Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Bulk manage customer Mikrotiks using Linux

Bulk manage customer Mikrotiks using Linux I posted this somewhere else on another Facebook group dedicated to Mikrotiks , and I thought it should also go here. This is part of a set of scripts on my Ubuntu Linux server I use to bulk manage my entire list of thousands of customer Mikrotiks. note - y...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: > 10 gigabit

I suppose any btest to 127.0.0.1 faster than 100 Gig may be fast enough for 10-Gig interfaces or some 40-Gig interfaces. In your virtual machine BIOS setup , disable all un-necessary devices (cd-rom, serial ports, parallel-printer ports). In your physical box, verify you are not re-using interrupts....
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: > 10 gigabit

FYI - Here is my CHR ( running on a slow physical box ) :
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: > 10 gigabit

What type of physical CPUs are you using ( Xeon ? ) What is the VMware ESXi processor type ? - Try disabling hyper-threading - How many other virtual hosts ( virtual machines ) and how many CPUs are total assigned to all virtual hosts ? - How many CPUs are assigned to your CHR ? - Is your VMware ESX...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: > 10 gigabit

We have an unlimited license. I was using vmxnet3, I moved a couple of the adapters to use PCI pass-through and that helped. We're still encountering issues in the router. The device that were using must not be capable of generating enough CPU power to be useful. For me , do this test and let me kn...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR vSphere >10 gigabit of throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: CHR vSphere >10 gigabit of throughput

Something I posted in another greater than 10-Gib related post a few moments ago ...

1st - check your license level.
2nd - If using VmWare ESXi, then use vmxnet3 interfaces
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: > 10 gigabit
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: > 10 gigabit

1st - check your license level.
2nd - If using VmWare ESXi, then use vmxnet3 interfaces
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR install image in ISO format
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: CHR install image in ISO format

There is currently not an ISO to install a CHR ( aka 64-bit version or ROS ) There is an ISO to install an x86 ROS ( aka 32-bit version of ROS ) I heard that CHR may not have all of the necessary drivers to run on a physical bare-metal system - I may be wrong ... However , I have been wanting the ab...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik Does not come online after restart
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Mikrotik Does not come online after restart

Re Mikrotik on-line after restart Does your Mikrotik never come back after a restart ? If so, try this ... put it in a refrigerator for 10 minutes then take it out - power it up and restart it. If it now comes back after a restart when the Mikrotik is cold , then you hay have a thermal problem. If y...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Just tried it. I can get data when I transmit but I see no stats when I try to do a receive test. Question - Is your Mikrotik behind a firewall ( natted ) and/or is your Mikrotik possibly firewalling inbound connections ( such as btest receive ) ? Try putting a Mikrotik on a live IP address with no...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Feature requests

Blocking countries and remote bad/rogue locations - ( related information ) If you use PfSense , take a look at the package "pfBlockerNG-devel". My multiple core network routers are a mix of Mikrotik and PfSense routers/firewalls/NAT. The optional PfBlocker on PfSense allows you do block b...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

WiFi 6 ( 6 GHz )

WiFi 6 ( 6 GHz ) Yesterday I went into Costco ( a large everything store ). And guess what is on display as you walk in the store - a bunch of WiFi 6 wireless networking devices !!! Emmmm, soooooooo ,,,, Where are any Mikrotik WiFi 6 WISP products ? I need to start adding at least one-hundred WiFi 6...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

FYI
I just now updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server
From: 6.46.5
To: 6.47

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 15, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MAC Telnet and NV2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: MAC Telnet and NV2 [SOLVED]

Hi, I am migrating my network to nv2, everything is improving a lot and I am very happy with NV2 the only drawback is that from the AP I cannot do MAC-telnet to the clients, before with 802.11 yes. I think it is a "problem" of the NV2 protocol because of the way it works. But if it can be...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 14, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Useful user articles
Topic: Just how fast is NV2? Here's a chart.
Replies: 2
Views: 4273

Re: Just how fast is NV2? Here's a chart.

The wireless protocols ( 802.11 & nstream & nv2 ) each have their advantages. 802.11 ;PROs , compatibility with just about everything 802.11 ; PROs , great for point-to-point Mikrotik WDS links and probable the fastest protocol for point-to-point ( one AP and one client ) 802.11 ; CONs , hor...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

seems like 207.32.194.24 doesn't work anymore :(
I just rebooted the btest server.
From time to time, the Mikrotik btest server ( on CHR ) will just quit working and the btest service will stop and show un-checked

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: FCC unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: FCC unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz

Since they recently licensed the entire WiFi spectrum for the US versions of their AC products, I guess they will for their WISP products since current consumer clients won't connect on those frequencies. Hmmm … There are some overlapping frequencies between 5 GHz Mikrotik devices using Super-Chann...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: FCC unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

FCC unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz

FCC unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz Recently, the FCC opened a new unlicensed frequency range 5.925–7.125 GHz https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363945A1.pdf Soooo, when will Mikrotik have a/n/ac 2x2 products which will operate in this new frequency range ? I have an immediate n...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

6 GHz a/n/ac 2x2 ( when ? )

6 GHz a/n/ac 2x2 ( when ? ) The FCC recently opened up the 6 GHz frequency range ( 1,200 Megahertz Of spectrum ) for un-licensed use. The new unlicensed 6-GHz frequency range includes 5.925 GHz -through- 7.125 GHz . Question - how soon will Mikrotik have products which will support 6-GHz a/n/ac 2x2 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Wow I just noticed ---> 496,719 Views as of April 15'th 2020

Won't be long till this "Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)" hits 1/2 million views !!!

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

A few minutes ago, I brought my public access btest server back on-line. It is now running again - however , I reduced the maximum btest throughput (using multiple Simple-Queues) to 100 Meg . Normally this btest server has has the ability to btest at greater than Gig Internet best speeds. Because of...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: signal strong bu CCQ low
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: signal strong bu CCQ low

A strong signal with a low CCQ might be something like the following environment: - Strong signal - Lots of noise on the frequency from other microwave devices. Kind of like this … You and I are next to each other in a huge group of people. Everybody is yelling and you and I are also yelling. We bot...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hello everyone,
Do you know what's happenning with NETERRA bandwidth server?.
It seems that is down, almost since february.

Thanks!
What is a NETERRA bandwidth server?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Heads up, I had to temporarily power-off the public access btest server I manage. Here in the U.S. , there are thousands of business every where that have laid-off workers , and many of those workers are now working from home. Additionally, Netflix (and other on-line movie video sources) are getting...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Excuse the double post, but after reading through this entire thread and employing some of the scripts that have already been posted. I feel relatively safe putting this out here. Please don't make me regret it. IP: 38.104.52.187 Username: btest Password: btest Please let me know if you guys are ab...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

Re: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

If it's a breakout cable, the module will work as 4x 10Gbps links, otherwise it will act as a 40Gbps connection. Yea - but - How does the device know it it a 40-Gig connection verses four 10-Gig connections ? Is there some code/firmware in the cable that says "I am a 40-Gig cable" or &quo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

Re: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

I really do NOT know how Mikrotik 40-Gig interfaces work ( or 40-Gig interfaces on any device … ) However , Question #1 -- Am I correct that 40-Gig interfaces are actually four 10-Gig interfaces that are bonded by the network card and not by the operating system ? This gets me to thinking … about th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Tuesday March 3rd 2020 at 8:50 AM PST , I updated the chr btest server from Version 6.46.3 to Version 6.46.4

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

I have an alternative question: would you spend more than 10K ? At 10K , that is a larger budget than I was wanting. I have seen some from D-Link for around 5K. But I was hoping for an 8-port ( or more ports) 40-Gig switch under 2K. At 10k, I think I would skip the switches and just order lots of 4...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

OK - what is a decent cost-effective switch with at least qty one 1-Gig port and qty 8 (or more) 40-Gig ports. FYI - I am in the process of : - selecting a switch where my multiple VMware ESXi servers can use 40-Gig interfaces to my multiple FreeNAS servers ( all talking at 40 Gig ) - I also want to...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3855

switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

What is a decent switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports ? Mikrotik tops out at two or four 40-Gig ports , and I need at least 8 or more 40-Gig ports. If Mikrotik had any switch with qty eight 40-Gig ports, I would have an order for at least two of them right away. North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

The IPv4 address of my btest server is 207.32.194.24

FYI , This morning , I upgraded this CHR btest server from 6.46.2 to 6.46.3

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hmmm , this morning I had to reboot the btest server. For some reason, the btest settings got un-checked ( login and service ). I've seen this CHR based btest server do this a few times last year. While I was at it, I upgraded from 6.46.1 to 6.46.2 Anyways, it should be running now. North Idaho Tom ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

I have been trying both 27.121.0.45 u=neterra p=neterra as well as 207.32.194.24 u=btest p=btest but neither work. 207.32.194.24 "can't connect" and 27.121.0.45 is stuck at "connecting" before eventually disconnecting. Any other servers I can test to? Are you behind a firewall ?...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Is the bandwidth test server down? The last successful test I ran from two different routers on three different WAN connections was Dec 28.
can you ping the btest server ?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Ran a btest this morning with my new ccr1036-12g-4s and reached 438 mbps of the 500 i'm paying for. Not bad!!! Thanks!!! You provide a beautiful service to the Mikrotik community and I appreciate having a resource like this to test against from time to time. Tdaddysimi - Thank you for your kind com...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

So, now at 17.11 i have tested my speed through your test server and it worked.

tx

korg
You tested on my server ?
If so , then great

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

[admin@MikroTik] > /tool bandwidth-test 207.32.194.24 user=btest password=btest direction=both status: can not connect If you are unable to connect to the btest server .. - wait a few hours - after waiting , try performing a 30 second btest - If you are still unable to connect to the btest with the...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Hi... 1. i have dynamic IP address... so i really dont know which IP I had at that time... i will try it and then send you my current IP.. maybe that will help 2. Neither nor. its a simple LTE connection and in the fw its just input allow and deny upon the connection status and for the forward as w...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Unfortunately i can not make it work.. i've entered your given IP address but... my MT is always 'connecting'. korg Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 12.23.55.png Two questions: 1 ) What is your public IP address ? I will check my logs to see if for some reason your IP has been blocked. 2 ) Is your Mikroti...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

FYI - I just upgraded the ROS firmware on the public access btest server.
It's now; 6.46

If you encounter any issues with the btest server, please post and let me/us know.

North Idaho Tom Jones

IPv4 address: 207.32.194.24
IPv6 address: 2605:4e40:0:1fe::
user: btest
password: btest
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Hi There, Just wondering if this is still up and running ? I'm interested to see how I can adjust my bandwidth and be able to test what's happening both on my router and behind it. Would be great to be able to test against your server if it's still available. Thanks !! The public access btest serve...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Hello team, Any chance there is a 10G btest server out there I could use for a quick bandwidth test? It would be a one time thing, I have recently upgraded my home fiber connection to a 10G one, just trying to push it all the way to make sure the ISP is really delivering. Here are the latest test r...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus

Re: … My answer is still valid. I think you misunderstand CPU loads - you can never really perfectly balance processes among all CPU's …

The same holds true for any Operating System. All tasks are at a minimum slightly different and may be running at different loads.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus

In winbox

System --> Resources --> CPU --> Click on a CPU --> Profile --> CPU: all

that should give you a pretty good idea what is happening
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus

Question - If this is a CHR , what are you running for a Hyper-Visor ( VMware or something else ) ? I ask because I see lots of CPUs. North Idaho Tom Jones VM WARE 6.7 OK on the VMware 6.7 I use the free license which limits virtual machines to 8 CPUs. Are you using the trial license or do you have...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Throughput
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: VPN Throughput

Yes both are full gig and they speed test as such on speedtest.net
and using the Mikrotik ROS btest to measure bandwidth between both Mikrotiks ( btest WAN to WAN , not through the VPN/tunnel ) show near 1-Gig in both directions between both Mikrotiks ?
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: CHR 6.44.6 with VMWARE 6.7 dont balance cpus

Question - If this is a CHR , what are you running for a Hyper-Visor ( VMware or something else ) ?
I ask because I see lots of CPUs.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Throughput
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: VPN Throughput

What to you get when you perform a Mikrotik btest between your two Mikrotiks ? btest UDP send btest UDP receive btest TCP send btest TCP receive The UDP btest(s) should indicate your maximum one-way throughput between both Mikrotiks. The TCP btest(s) should indicate your maximum round-trip throughpu...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Is this thread and its usefulness fully dead? This is an active thread. The btest server is normally running 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year The btest server is running right now. I just checked it. If you are unable to connect to the btest server .. - wait a few hours - after waiting ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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

Just now updated the public access btest server from "Installed Version 6.45.6" to "Latest Version 6.45.7"

Happy btest (ing)

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Feature requests

The way I understand things setting of net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack doesn't do anything to the traffic routed through a router, it only affects traffic generated by the router. So it's not clear to me how could this setting affect speed of e.g. NFS connection between two external devices being routed b...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

Re: Feature requests ( option for Delayed Ack =1 )

Feature requests ( option for Delayed Ack =1 ) Please , I hope somebody with Mikrotik will read this . I would like to see a new feature in ROS to have the ability to change the ROS ( Linux ) default setting of Delayed-Ack = 0 to Delayed-Ack = 1 Brief explanation of what Delayed-Ack is and what it d...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik GPON ONU
Replies: 10
Views: 5475

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: 10
Views: 2202

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: 4402

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: 10
Views: 2202

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. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: CCR bridge performance
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 2207

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 2800

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. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE based internet and WiFi network at home
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

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: 5
Views: 2420

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: 759

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 4109

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 2249

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 thin...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude - is there any IPv6 features/functions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 658

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 18396

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: 18396

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: 18396

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: 1593

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: 1639

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 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: 1593

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: 1639

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: 1593

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...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 7865

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 1315

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: 976

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: 976

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 sys...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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 ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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 ch...
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: 1475

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 an...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Hypervisor - Too much CPU usage?
Replies: 3
Views: 2640

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: 1475

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: 2640

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: 3280

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: 12041

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 3280

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: 2528

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: 54
Views: 52215

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 2528

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 3005

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. Af...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 54427

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 141
Views: 54299

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: 54427

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: 54427

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: 54427

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: 691
Views: 631271

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 ? " Ans...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 54427

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: 18
Views: 7865

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: 18
Views: 7865

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: 1302
Views: 311295

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: 691
Views: 631271

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: 691
Views: 631271

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 th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 60313

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 "res...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 60313

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...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 54
Views: 52215

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. ...