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by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

btest notice: This morning, I moved the public btest server to another VmWare ESXi server. This is a Mikrotik ROS x86 router ( dedicated for remote btest tests ). This was running on a VmWare ESXi 6.7.0 hypervisor and was just-now moved to a VmWare ESXi 7.0 hypervisor. I think the Mikrotik ROS x86 l...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firmware mirror and automatic updates
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Firmware mirror and automatic updates

Re: ... doing unattended updates is just madness in the production environment ... Well , if you have the staff and the time and the money ( or have no experience and only 10 customers ), I suppose it is possible to manually update hundreds to thousands of Mikrotik devices one at a time. My issue wi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firmware mirror and automatic updates
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Firmware mirror and automatic updates

IMO I don't think it is a good idea to have an automatic schedule script that checks for updates then auto updates if/when a newer version is available. I will always manually do a test upgrade/update on some Mikrotiks that I can afford to loose or brick. Then after a day or so , if everything looks...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Firmware mirror and automatic updates
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Firmware mirror and automatic updates

To mass upgrade thousands of Mikrotiks with the push of a button , I do this: I use a Linux ( Ubuntu ) computer. It has the following scripts: - site survey ( including site-survey on remote wireless client Mikrotiks ) , save results on my Linux server. - Get information from remote Mikrotiks ( anyt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Realistic time in years before we can route at 10Gbps using ROS and possible up and coming hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Realistic time in years before we can route at 10Gbps using ROS and possible up and coming hardware

For fast routing try this: Instead of using a physical router, try x86 ROS or CHR. x86 is a 32-Bit Mikrotik ISO ROS install on a bare metal ( generic ) PC motherboard. CHR is a virtual 64-Bit Mikrotik ROS that runs on a hypervisor based computer ( such as VmWare ESXi ). Needed for CHR: - Intel Xeon ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

" ... a note to all Mikrotik admins who btest to the 207.32.195.2 ... " The 207.32.194.2 IP address is an old IP address for the btest server I manage. The correct and updated IP addresses to this btest server are as follows: IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: bt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1374
Views: 342450

Re: Feature requests

osc86 write: Like an inverted safe mode. Then create a backup and a scheduler with +1h who do a load of this backup. You can do many disconnection in this 1h time and you have a safe information that in 1h if you not disable this scheduler then it came back to proper Point Of Time with reboot. I've...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1374
Views: 342450

Re: Feature requests

Well ... when it comes to hardware - software - firmware - features and cost ... . I guess I am more of a "How do I do it" person and not a "I can't do that because it's to hard" person. Back in the late 1970s and 1980, I started a computer manufacturing company ( IBM PC not inve...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1374
Views: 342450

Re: Feature requests

I guess what I am asking for , is a Mikrotik ONIE compatible x86 ROS with optional ASIC drivers. Then I could install x86 Mikrotik with the correct ASIC package on some ONIE switches - such as the one in this picture ( qty 64 100-gig ports ) or any other x86 CPU based ONIE switch which has an option...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1374
Views: 342450

Re: Feature requests

Are you not under-estimating the effort? It should be easy to make a RouterOS version that runs on the management CPU, but it should also be able to manage the switching ASIC in use in the product. When your switch has switching hardware that MikroTik does not already support because the same chips...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1374
Views: 342450

ONIE ( bare metal switch )

ONIE ( bare metal switch ) First - some quick background information: * Mikrotik has a couple of decent Router Operating Systems ( ROS ) which work well and can run very fast routing functions when installed on generic x86 hardware systems. * X86 ROS is a 32-Bit stand-alone ISO installable Router Op...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Syslog to log NAT/CGN-Nat translations
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Syslog to log NAT/CGN-Nat translations

What would be nice - but will never happen - would be for these notices to also include the remote IP address. It would be great and useful if these notices included both ends of the connection ( show local and remote IP address and ports ). But - I know these notices will never include that informa...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Syslog to log NAT/CGN-Nat translations
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Syslog to log NAT/CGN-Nat translations

Syslog to log NAT/CGN-Nat translations I hope somebody knows to the answer to the question I am asking. Can I and how do I , log ( syslog and/or syslog to a remote syslog server ) all NAT translations ? Like many ISPs and WISPs , we get copyright notices which state somebody at an IP address downloa...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Hi Tom, Greetings from Ohio! Since I used the btest for the first time (and Mikrotik), I accidentally ran the test more than a few times while trying to troubleshoot an issue in frustration and now it no longer works, possibly being banned at your end. Would you be able to unblock? I apologize for ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: Adding 3rd party packages
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Adding 3rd party packages

I would really like to see SwOS as an available package for ROS. Where all Ethernet switch functions are handled by a SwOS package in ROS. Where you can Winbox/mac-winbox ( or telnet, mac-telnet, ssh or HTTP ) to ROS , then navigate to SwOS. And , have the default un-configured SwOS switch all ports...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter June 2021 (#100)
Replies: 54
Views: 14220

Re: Newsletter June 2021 (#100)

Wifi 6 when? I am starting to wonder if Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6e is even on the road map. Over a year ago , the FCC opened up the 6 GHz band (5.925–7.125 GHz) and made it available for unlicensed use. More than a year later and total lack of any official Mikrotik information, I can only assume there are...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Battery driven RB get bricked
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Battery driven RB get bricked

IMO , although most DC powered Mikrotik devices show a voltage range for operation , you should avoid running your Mikrotik at the lowest voltage. If you are operating at the lowest voltage , then you are border-line of being below the proper voltage and you can create problems. The Mikrotik will of...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 97
Views: 59021

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

Here is a decent URL I check into from time to time to what's happening with any new Wi-Fi news.

https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 97
Views: 59021

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

It would be welcome to hear any official information from Mikrotik on Wi-Fi 6E . Contact support@mikrotik.com directly instead of asking on users forum Re: ... Contact support@mikrotik.com ... Hey what a good idea. Been there & done that a few times & I still have no idea if/when a Wi-Fi 6E...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 97
Views: 59021

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

It would be welcome to hear any official information from Mikrotik on Wi-Fi 6E . Contact support@mikrotik.com directly instead of asking on users forum Re: ... Contact support@mikrotik.com ... Hey what a good idea. Been there & done that a few times & I still have no idea if/when a Wi-Fi 6E...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 97
Views: 59021

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

It would be welcome to hear any official information from Mikrotik on Wi-Fi 6E.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

I left some tests running today which exceeded the 30 second timer. Would just like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
:)

It's OK , the btest system will timeout and reset
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

I am trying to run this test against 23.162.144.120 (user\password btest) on a MikroTik R11e-LTE6. The BTest server respond to the ping request, but the band test fails (can't connect is the message). The MikroTik has just the local IP address configured and the LTE APN, of course... no other custo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Yea - can't ping it.

I turned it off yesterday when I was having strange network problems.
I will turn it back on in a few minutes.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Mikrotik btest servers and how I use my btest servers in/for my customers: I have two Mikrotik btest servers. #1 , One of them is the public btest server you may already know and use ( IPv4: 23.162.144.120 and IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b:: 4 ) #2 , My other non-public btest server is inside my network and ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 79
Views: 37968

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

Well - yes --- it is always possible to do some fan modification/changes to get the type of cooling you desire. For me, the issue is not cooling. For me, the issue is getting up to or greater than 7 days of backup battery run time when the power goes out. Typically a 110 VAC UPS powering a some Mik...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 79
Views: 37968

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

I think the concept has merit but I would worry about cooling. The application of this high density switch worries me due to a single point of failure. Re cooling: In my opinion , a router/switch with an internal power supply will always run warmer/hotter than an identical device with an external D...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 79
Views: 37968

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

I think the concept has merit but I would worry about cooling. The application of this high density switch worries me due to a single point of failure. Re cooling: In my opinion , a router/switch with an internal power supply will always run warmer/hotter than an identical device with an external D...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: any working dhcp - client ipv6 working example?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: any working dhcp - client ipv6 working example?

Mikrotik ROS does not have a IPv6 DHCP server ( something I really wish they had !!! ) If you need an easy/free IPv6 DHCP server , take a look at PfSense. PfSense is free PfSense is based on FreeBSD PfSense is available as on ISO. You simply boot the ISO to install the FreeBSD system with PfSense (...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1072 watchdog reboot
Replies: 205
Views: 47237

Re: CCR1072 watchdog reboot

Re: ... I love this part ... reboot this Mikrotik There are times that network devices need to be rebooted and/or have their links bounced. I prefer my watchdog script(s) because I have user-definable timeout variables which allow me to know I am avoiding un-necessary watchdog reboots. The scripts I...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 28, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Question to those with near 10-Gig Internet connections In a week or month ( sometime ) , I will be turning up a new additional 10-Gig Internet connection. Prior to me placing this in my network , I am considering configuring a new 2'nd full 10-Gig wide-open btest server on the new circuit, then al...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 27, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: any working dhcp - client ipv6 working example?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: any working dhcp - client ipv6 working example?

Mikrotik ROS does not have a IPv6 DHCP server ( something I really wish they had !!! ) If you need an easy/free IPv6 DHCP server , take a look at PfSense. PfSense is free PfSense is based on FreeBSD PfSense is available as on ISO. You simply boot the ISO to install the FreeBSD system with PfSense ( ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed May 26, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Good morning ( Wednesday 05/26/2021 ) I just now upgraded the ROS 6.48.2 on the btest server to the new ROS 6.48.3 If you encounter any issues , please post. North Idaho Tom Jones IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: btest btest password: btest Note; To use this Mikrotik publ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 25, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM

I LOVE this. Keep up the good work Tom. If Mikrotik won't sell a DC power kit for these, you should! I'd buy!! For the heck of it , I started a battery run-down test using a new set of marine deep-cycle batteries that were not fully charged yet. I canceled the battery run-down test after two and 1-...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 18, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

LoneRager , I just now checked the btest server 30 seconds ago prior to posting this reply. Yes - the btest server is up and running. When I checked it - there were two different remote btest(s) running ( 100-Meg each btest ). Now a minute later it is idle again. Can you ping the btest server ? Nor...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

LoneRager , I just now checked the btest server 30 seconds ago prior to posting this reply. Yes - the btest server is up and running. When I checked it - there were two different remote btest(s) running ( 100-Meg each btest ). Now a minute later it is idle again. Can you ping the btest server ? Nor...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 17, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

I cannot ping the BTest server from any of my locations across Czech republic (all different IP ranges) 93.99.x.x, 217.29.x., 37.11.x.x, 89.176.x.x Needless to say I cannot run a btest I suspect you have a firewall at or near your location blocking access. Would you please reply with a traceroute t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 13, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+

24V-DC-Mod-on- CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ Said I was gonna do it - and I did. Now I have a 48-Port PoE out Mikrotik switch ( and four sfp+ and 2Q ) being powered by an external 24-Volt DC-UPS. This is the perfect solution for one of my remote mountain-top towers where I need about 24 PoE ports and another 24...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu May 13, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

LoneRager , I just now checked the btest server 30 seconds ago prior to posting this reply. Yes - the btest server is up and running. When I checked it - there were two different remote btest(s) running ( 100-Meg each btest ). Now a minute later it is idle again. Can you ping the btest server ? Nort...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik GPON module
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Mikrotik GPON module

well mducharme , I wish you the best of luck getting a 3'rd party GPON module working in a Mikrotik. At first with my Mikrotiks and sfp modules with the GPON electronics, I had to play with the Adtran configs to get 802.1q trunks running. Access-vlan was straight forward , but I was also trying to m...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik GPON module
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Mikrotik GPON module

so mducharme , may I ask you if you know of any sfp GPON modules that work in a Mikrotik ( in an air-tight nema outdoor enclosure ) that have been proven worthy of standing up to warm/hot summer days ? Some of the reasons I want to re-look at a clinet Mikrotik with a sfp GPON module in my GPON netwo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik GPON module
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Mikrotik GPON module

I would prefer installing and using a Mikrotik/router/sfp-GPON-module ONT solution verses the GPON ONTs I am already installing ( sometimes up to 10 a day ). Don't you use Adtran Total Access OLT's? I believe Adtran makes a GPON ONT SFP module. There is information on the module here: https://suppo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik GPON module
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Mikrotik GPON module

I would prefer installing and using a Mikrotik/router/sfp-GPON-module ONT solution verses the GPON ONTs I am already installing ( sometimes up to 10 a day ). Don't you use Adtran Total Access OLT's? I believe Adtran makes a GPON ONT SFP module. There is information on the module here: https://suppo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik GPON module
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Mikrotik GPON module

I for one would like to see Mikrotik come out with a sfp GPON module - again . However , this time a sfp GPON module that can be installed in a Mikrotik router where the router/module is mounted in an outdoor ( air-tight ) nema case. Although the first run ( now discontinued ) sfp GPON modules all d...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPON-ONU not recognized by RB4011
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: GPON-ONU not recognized by RB4011

Not all sfp GPON modules are the same. Most sfp GPON modules will only work in a device that understands GPON. There are some sfp GPON modules which have the GPON electronics/firmware included in the module so that they can function in most sfp devices and then participate in a GPON fiber network. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue May 11, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPON-ONU not recognized by RB4011
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: GPON-ONU not recognized by RB4011

Not all sfp GPON modules are the same.
Most sfp GPON modules will only work in a device that understands GPON.
There are some sfp GPON modules which have the GPON electronics/firmware included in the module so that they can function in most sfp devices and then participate in a GPON fiber network.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 10, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1072 watchdog reboot
Replies: 205
Views: 47237

Re: CCR1072 watchdog reboot

Re unwanted WatchDog reboots. I do not use the ROS WatchDog settings/function. Instead, I use the NetWatch feature to trigger a script if/when a NetWatch ping fails. The script then enters a count-down loop which is something like this: #1 - Log date/time & message & Loop-Count variable to l...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 10, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM

The DC harness after I installed the wire protective grommet.

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon May 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM

Re: I think that Mikrotik should put a DC terminal block on all typical non-home devices (like the CCR/CRS'es) Or offer an optional retro-fit wire harness to convert from AC power to 24/48 DC power - and include simple instructions explaining how to remove & replace the AC power supply with an o...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 08, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM

Oooo - I forgot to put the pass-through wire protective grommet where the AC power connector used to go. That will get done soon. Also , the ALG 24-Volt DC-UPS is the SNMP network version. So I can get and graphs current loads, charge/discharge loads and utility-power/battery/DC-output voltages - an...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat May 08, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

24V-DC-Mod-on-CRS328-24P-4S+RM

24V-DC-Mod-on- CRS328-24P-4S+RM WARNING - doing this mod will void your Mikrotik warrantee - if you do so - you do so at your own risk ! A little background info first: I run a fiber-to-the-home ISP and a WISP. I have a dozen-plus remote towers and four mini-NOCs. My mini-NOCs and most of my remote ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri May 07, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS on CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ missing ?
Replies: 75
Views: 18958

Re: SwOS on CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ missing ?

sw os released for CRS354. upgrade your routeros to testing version. then run following command /system swos upgrade after this go here System >> RouterBoard >> set boot to SwOS Done Good post re /system swos upgrade I had a 354 which I gave up on getting SwOS running on - so I placed it in the Mik...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 20
Views: 9717

Re: CHR Hardware

Re - CHR and Virtual Servers ... Soon , I will be looking for some physical bad-as VmWare ESXi servers ( fast - lots of cpu cores and lots of RAM ). RAM - minimum 1,024 Gig of ram , ( desired 2,048 to 4,096 Gig of ram ) Physical Intel Xeon CPUs - 2 or more - , minimum total cores 80 ( prefer 100 to ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Aloha North Idaho Tom Jones, I live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu and just upgraded to Hawaiian Telcom's 750Mbps/300Mbps plan. Here are my test results for today, Friday, 23 Apr 2021, at ~0200GMT. The test was for 30s, bi-directional, UDP, using my MikroTik RB4011IGS+5HACQ2HND-IN. status: done te...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long does it take for MT tech support to respond?
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: How long does it take for MT tech support to respond?

Hello,
How long does it take for MT tech support to respond?
I created a request a month ago but still no response.
They are usually really good about responding in one or two work days.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?

The reason there are so many switch chip discrepancies is because the Big Mik cuts costs by only giving you what you need, and that "need" changes depending on the device, unlike Cisco/other-vendor-here which gives you all the features as well as all the costs. I almost agree. Take Cisco ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Grrr - Vlan switching in ROS with or without a switch chip - Grrr

I love Mikrotik routers and wireless devices ! However ... When it comes to switching using ROS ( using the ethernet switch chip -or the CPU for software switching ) , the Mikrotik ROS CLI & http & Winbox is just horrible ! For example - try doing this: - Let say you have 5 to 48 ethernet-an...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik 802.3ad and Netonix Switches LAG / Lagging
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Mikrotik 802.3ad and Netonix Switches LAG / Lagging

I had a similar issue with a Netonix switch ( no 10-Gig on the Netonix ) , I had a 10-gig fiber going to a Mikrotik RB04011 - then I was trying to LAG / bond multiple 1-Gig ports between the two devices. Bottom line is I was not happy with the results because the bulk of the traffic always preferred...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today there is a surprise, when a 100M router is used as a gigabit? I basically achieved an Internet speed of 300M!
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Today there is a surprise, when a 100M router is used as a gigabit? I basically achieved an Internet speed of 300M!

Hmmm - it looks like ROS does support USB Ethernet Controllers (
Mikrotik-USB.png
never had a reason to check[/i] )
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Today there is a surprise, when a 100M router is used as a gigabit? I basically achieved an Internet speed of 300M!
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Today there is a surprise, when a 100M router is used as a gigabit? I basically achieved an Internet speed of 300M!

interesting Never thought much about testing a USB--Ethernet cable in a Mikrotik with a USB port ( because I figured there would not be any driver support in ROS ). So ... If you plug in a USB hub , then plug in two of those USB--Ethernet cables , what to you get ? If you plug in a USB--Serial-RS-23...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

FYI - btest server was just now upgraded from ROS version 6.48.1 to the just released ROS version 6.48.2 If you encounter any issues with the btest server now running 6.48.2 , please post them here. IPv4: 23.162.144.120 IPv6: 2605:6340:0:1b::4 btest username: btest btest password: btest Note; To use...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graphing IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Graphing IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic

Graphing IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic Traffic is traffic when it comes to SNMP graphing traffic on a Mikrotik. One thing you can do is put your IPv6 routes/interfaces on non-IPv4 interfaces ( then if needed bridge them together ). Then graph your IPv4 interfaces and add additional graphs for your IPv6 inte...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Well, this is getting fun. I have now blocked 176.0.0.0-201.0.0.0. Sorry for the inconvenience to the rest of my fellow testers.

Best
Try it again , I just cleared out the Address-List of recent testers

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: idea for a mUPS version 2
Replies: 1
Views: 818

idea for a mUPS version 2

1'st ; The Mikrotik mUPS is a discontinued product. In my opinion, the 700 mA power limitations was nowhere enough to power any NetPower device or any multi-port POE-out devices with multiple devices getting POE power from a single mUPS. 2'nd ; I would like to see a mUPS version 2 product that is lo...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powerbox Pro - no POE
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

Re: Powerbox Pro - no POE

Same problem here. I pulled two of the Mikrotik PowerBox Pro units from my inventory ( still in the un-opened boxes ). Non of the ethernet interfaces have any POE-out setting ( POE does not show up in the Winbox menu on the ethernet ). Grrrrrr ..... #!fkit-!!! QA inspection and testing on these prod...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless user limit
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Wireless user limit

wireless-user-limit.png
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: I wish SwOS and ROS were combined into one system
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

I wish SwOS and ROS were combined into one system

I wish SwOS and ROS were combined into one system Both SwOS and ROS have their merits, strengths and issues. I would really like to see a new combined system "ROS-SwOS" system where all switching was removed from ROS and then the entire SwOS system was fully incorporated into ROS. ROS ; vl...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum Temperature Limits for CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Maximum Temperature Limits for CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS

Here is a basic rule:
If you are are to hot or cold in the same room with computers/networking devices, the electronic network devices might also be to hot or to cold.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

FYI - Just thought it may be interesting to know .... On average , there is always one or two Mikrotik admins somewhere performing a btest to my btest server. Sometimes I will see the btest server with 5 to 10 different btest connections running. Sometimes, I will drop the max btest bandwidth limite...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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

Thanks, from UK connection: status: done time-remaining: 0s ping-min-avg-max: 144ms / 145ms / 147ms jitter-min-avg-max: 1us / 131us / 2.98ms loss: 0% (0/200) tcp-download: 1.42Gbps local-cpu-load:4% tcp-upload: 1.56Gbps local-cpu-load:13% remote-cpu-load:82% udp-upload: 2.09Gbps local-cpu-load:4% r...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How change outgoing-voltage on rs232 on a Routerboard
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: How change outgoing-voltage on rs232 on a Routerboard

Question: Is it possible to increase this to (-/+) 7-8 Volt. Answers: - As already stated by tdw , the voltage you are measuring is within spec. - If you know something about digital electronics, it's possible to build a small voltage converter. You will need a power supply that supplies the voltage...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 97
Views: 59021

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

Re: 6E ( Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz ) The ISP/WISP I work for is federally recognized as tribal sovereign nation. We have a huge need for a reliable and fast communication system ( including Internet ). Our 5-GHz WISP system was nearly saturated a year ago. When the Covid-19 pandemic started ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

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

What/were is the setting in the ROS filesystem/config that locks the device to a specific country code ? From what I can tell, it's saved on an EEPROM chip on the board itself. However, those chips are dead-easy to modify, so changing a US -> International could be as simple as opening the device u...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

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

Not in the US. US versions don't support superchannel. Question: 1st prior to my question: Another popular ( non-Mikrotik ) sold in the US is locked to to FCC frequencies. I discovered that if I completely wipe out the firmware and do a low-level re-install of the firmware that the wireless AP/clie...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

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

I'm curious how you intend to use 6E in the US. The FCC rules allow very low power indoors only, out of the box. For outdoor use you will be required to register the coordinates with a service, which I suspect will require a paid subscription, and then the devices will need to maintain contact with...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: 100mb port slowing down 1000mb port
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: 100mb port slowing down 1000mb port

Might want to try updating your mikrotik from version 6.44.6 to version 6.48.1 Using winbox System --> Packages --> Check For Updates Download and reboot When the Mikrotik comes back after reboot Using winbox New Terminal --> type in "system" [ENTER] type in "routerboard" [ENTER]...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

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

Linksys & Cisco ( and several other mfgs ) have some stuff I thought Linksys was dead. re: ... I thought Linksys was dead .... no - but they easily turn into a brick if the utility power flickers also , NetGear wireless routers are a close 2'nd to Linksys for bricking/loosing-the-config when th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: 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 ... Well no, there is hardly any Wi-Fi 6E available nowadays. Enterprise networking vendors like Aruba / Ruijie Netw...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi 6E ( 5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz )
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

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: 97
Views: 59021

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: 97
Views: 59021

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: 22
Views: 2610

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: 9
Views: 752

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 15395

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: 15395

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: 15395

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: 15395

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: 15395

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: 1504

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: 320

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1504

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: 1504

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: 1504

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1144

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: 1504

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: 1123

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: 22
Views: 2610

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: 1016

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: 891

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 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1144

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: 346

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 1446

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: 1446

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 1446

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: 584

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 3:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Any product recommendations for MikroTik wifi router?
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

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: 562

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: 584

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 79
Views: 37968

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: 298

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: 298

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: 764

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: 16280

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: 16280

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: 640

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: 16280

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: 16280

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: 764

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 16280

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: 764

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 640

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 1873

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: 1873

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: 1873

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: 1873

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 19
Views: 2036

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 12
Views: 931

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: 1565

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: 1175

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 8453

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 20
Views: 9717

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: 810

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: 810

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: 810

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: 20
Views: 9717

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 552

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 650

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: 85
Views: 57788

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: 85
Views: 57788

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: 85
Views: 57788

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: 85
Views: 57788

/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: 1611

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: 615

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 2711

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 678

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: 4197

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: 4197

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: 4197

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: 4197

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: 2702

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: 4197

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: 1647

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: 772

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1507

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: 5082

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1793

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 4220

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: 4220

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 4220

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: 4220

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: 4220

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 58107

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 58107

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 58107

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: 58107

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 58107

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 4062

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: 4062

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: 4062

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: 1134

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: 4062

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: 1134

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 1374
Views: 342450

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: 5760

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: 2565

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: 4672

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: 2565

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: 2565

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 2448

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 738
Views: 687286

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: 3112

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. ...