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by GWISA
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: signal to noise
Replies: 9
Views: 16762

Re: signal to noise

Is signal to noise expressed as - or + value? SNR is + value a - value means you are in the noise floor. If your CCQ is not good, then as roc-noc.com said, your LOS is probably no good. You could be picking up a reflected indirect signal, multipath interference, or there is a partial obstruction in...
by GWISA
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: I want to show Google page to the customer only once
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: I want to show Google page to the customer only once

couldn't you use address lists with two stages in your firewall filter rules?

first attempt - if not in address list A, then add to address list A and forward address list A members to Google
second attempt - if in address list A, then accept and forward to intended destination?
by GWISA
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved

Trying to replicate a fixed method of this is very frustrating. I create a rule, move it, it gets 'stuck', then might jump into place. If I log out then in again, it doesn't always take my edits. After trying this, the router PC has become unresponsive but still passing traffic... :( System is AMD 1...
by GWISA
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved

OK - create 1 new firewall rule (mine are in mangle) and apply/ok. Create 2nd rule before moving the first, and it will glitch when you ok it - when it recovers, the rule defaults to prerouting and 'accept'. Its now that strange things happen - if you select both rules and try to drag them together,...
by GWISA
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: RouterOS v3.1 Released - Wireless disconnection issue solved

I've had some problems when moving (dragging) firewall rules on 3.0 in Winbox - their settings revert to a default of 'prerouting' and 'passthrough'.

I seem to remember this was an issue in an earlier RC release - has this been addressed in 3.1?
by GWISA
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Page
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: User Page

I'd imagine this is only valid if your if your Radius is userman... logical, really
by GWISA
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Print wireless signal levels to syslog for capture elsewhere
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: Print wireless signal levels to syslog for capture elsewhere

You can use Dude to monitor signal strengths with SNMP oid's and generate graphs - I think this only works on stations & not bridged devices though.

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Graphing_ ... l_Strength
by GWISA
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: the dumbest script question ever
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: the dumbest script question ever

Looks like you should paste it in the scheduler and run it periodically - set the interval to run every minute or something like that. The difference between scripts and scheduler is that the scheduler can either run a pre-defined script, or run a script set in its own 'on event' pane. To run a pre-...
by GWISA
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: winbox for Windows Mobile 5 or 6
Replies: 32
Views: 18779

Re: winbox for Windows Mobile 5 or 6

Pocket Putty works for me....
by GWISA
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Page
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: User Page

try http://128.0.0.63/user and log in with 'ashish' as user
by GWISA
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources

As I assume data is going over router, you have to add local network to 'ip hotspot walled-garden ip' list. piri has made a statement that I interpret as the hotspot only controls the internet gateway. I have two pcs connected to an unmanaged switch As in: (?) PC1--->Switch--->Hotspot--->Internet P...
by GWISA
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources

Try specifying the 'out-interface' for your masquerade rule.
by GWISA
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Hotspot Users Sharing Resources

or - your local LAN is simply physically before the Hotspot gateway...
by GWISA
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1-1 NATing Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: 1-1 NATing Problem

I think you may need a src-address=!private_addresses condition in your NAT rule...
by GWISA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: redundant links
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: redundant links

If its a bridged network, enable STP or RSTP on the bridge with path costs set.

In a routed network, use OSPF, also with path costs .
by GWISA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Internal network access question (how to get everywhere loca
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Internal network access question (how to get everywhere loca

You can still use VLANs if that's your prferred method, but you'd have to set a tag on every routed node. I'm not sure how this would work in a multi-path network though. EoIP will be much easier, but as you say a bit slower with more overhead. I'd say this shouldn't really be an issue if it's just ...
by GWISA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Automated blocking of IP addresses
Replies: 12
Views: 17874

Re: Automated blocking of IP addresses

The wiki has a great script - you could also just change the ssh port on your router...
by GWISA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: can someone look at this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: can someone look at this?

You could try using snooper to see what's happening. There may be a 2nd SSID that the station sees and gives it a go. Recently I had a situation like this when I mistakenly left a device configured as bridge with wds after I added a second in station-wds mode and changed the other side of the bridge...
by GWISA
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?

correction in 2nd line:
/ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat src-address=<private ip> action=src-nat to-addresses=<public ip> to-ports=0-65535
/ip firewall nat add chain=dst-nat dst-address=<public ip> action=dst-nat to-addresses=<private ip> to-ports=0-65535
by GWISA
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?

Copy & paste to your router after editing the ip's:
/ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat src-address=<private ip> action=src-nat to-addresses=<public ip> to-ports=0-65535
/ip firewall nat add chain-dst-nat dst-address=<public ip> action=dst-nat to-addresses=<private ip> to-ports=0-65535
by GWISA
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: How can I deploy a Public IP in Private ip nw with Mikrotik?

What you are wanting to do is DST-NAT the public IP to the private, and SRC-NAT the private to the public in IP/firewall/NAT settings.
by GWISA
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help: 1 RB burned, then the other lost!
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Help: 1 RB burned, then the other lost!

If I understand you correctly, the wireless authentication is by MAC address?
If the local board hardware changed, and so did the MAC, then you can re-program the MAC in the wireless settings to be the same as the old one...
by GWISA
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing not Balanced ?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 2658

Re: Load Balancing not Balanced ?!?!

Interesting this, as I posted a couple of weeks back with exactly the same problem, and still don't have a workable solution. We tried it with 4 gateways, with the config exactly as the wiki, except modified for the additional gateways. We're not so inexperienced that we'd assume all users' traffic ...
by GWISA
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT behind MT
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: MT behind MT

GWISA, make sure you point to the method how to connect from WinBox to custom port =)
I believe GWISA already have Winbox version 10 released on year 2030 ..

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:oops:

yar... opening my mouth before engaging my brain again...
by GWISA
Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One more bug in v3rc11
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: One more bug in v3rc11

damn - wish I'd thought quicker before downgrading to 2.9.49 after seeing the same...

But - I've been seeing that since the first RC, and its still there - I can't believe MT missed this? It happens very frequently
by GWISA
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help Configuring Point to Point Internet Extension :-)
Replies: 9
Views: 4748

Re: Help Configuring Point to Point Internet Extension :-)

or - configure wireless link to operate in bridge mode with WDS on both sides.
Create a bridge, set WDS default bridge to this bridge on both sides, and add the ethernet to this bridge as a port.

You then do not need any IP's on the routers, except for management access.
by GWISA
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF and PPPOE nightmare!
Replies: 42
Views: 17524

Re: OSPF and PPPOE nightmare!

OSPF on a PPPoE network is pretty simple to set up. Primary principles employed will be: All the backbone IP's will be in one 'area' - the backbone area and network. Every PPPoE server IP range will be in their own area, subnet and network and also connected to the backbone area. The ideal way to ac...
by GWISA
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transparent Bridge Client Config
Replies: 54
Views: 9946

Re: Transparent Bridge Client Config

I have only scanned over all the posts in this looooong struggle, and have a suggestion that *may* be what you need: - No bridge - DHCP client on the wlan, set 'add default route' option - enable DHCP server on ether1 (different subnet to wlan possibilities) - Set NAT to masquerade on 'out-interface...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access public IP dst-nat from local subnet
Replies: 22
Views: 11890

Re: Access public IP dst-nat from local subnet

There is several solutions to it imo. And imo it is in no way bug in Mikrotik OS. Actually I think that cheapo gear provides you with some helpers. Exactly... I'd be insulted if I worked at MT and someone insisted a feature found in Linksys and Netgear be implemented just to make someones life easi...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MT behind MT
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: MT behind MT

You don't need two internet IP's, just one. Simply Specify dst-address and some free port, and use dst-nat to the correct port - like 8291 for winbox. You would then access the second router as you would like : I just want that running winbox and typing my_internet_ip:150 opens first MT, and my_inte...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to use same ip pool?
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: how to use same ip pool?

Is this pool for DHCP? Add the default gateway to the bridge: /ip address add address='192.168.0.1/24' interface=bridge1 That is the IP address, not the default gateway make sure your wlan is not station mode, you could not bridge station mode only AP Not quite correct - you can bridge the followin...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and transfer limits
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Hotspot and transfer limits

Then you haven't configured it properly - they should get presented with a login page, unless you have mis-configured your walled garden.

Try to run the hotspot wizard or post your config here.
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridging ether1 to wlan1
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

Re: bridging ether1 to wlan1

However Many have said that routing is a more affective and and less load on the cpu? this is true, but for a simple bridge like yours, bridging should be fine. i have not yet figured out how to route ether1 to wlan1, To make it identical to as if i was bridging it... No can do - that is against th...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

All I can say is RTFM... or more precisely in this case - RTFW(iki) or RTF(orum)P(osts) you're right when you say the naming convention is different, but it's still self-explanatory. MT have used simple english terms, like 'router' instead of NAS-id etc... now you don't need to decode acronyms, you ...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridging ether1 to wlan1
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

Re: bridging ether1 to wlan1

Hi Jordan Regarding the bridging question you have. ether+wlan can only be bridged if wlan is an ap-bridge mode (RouterOS 2.9x). If wlan needs to be in station mode, it can only be achieved in routerOS v3.x setting the wlan to station pseuo-bridge mode. Or station WDS in 2.9 - and aren't you thinki...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

I thought user manager could do this, but it will not answer radius requests on port 1812.
???


See my configuration above and check your settings.

Change IP's as required, and it will work on 1812.
by GWISA
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and transfer limits
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Hotspot and transfer limits

The hs-server rate limit is the overall limit for that hotspot service.

Each user logged in will have another rate-limit queue that can be set as a default in /ip hotspot users profiles, then assign a profile to a user, or set the default profile.
by GWISA
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to use same ip pool?
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: how to use same ip pool?

can you speak clear,which interface do I to bridge ? both?

um... yes?

What is the purpose of a bridge other than to bridge more than one interface? :shock: :?
by GWISA
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to use same ip pool?
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: how to use same ip pool?

Only way I can see this working is to bridge the interfaces and put the DHCP server on the bridge...
by GWISA
Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

I have been avoiding the hotspot system as a hotspot is not what I want. But am I to understand that I need to setup hotspot to make this work? Hmm, plus the remote routers do not all support hotspot but they do support radius based mac auth. When a client tries to associate they ask a standard rad...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp.dll error
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: dhcp.dll error

try netinstall if you can't get in - it's a plugin that is not downloading - maybe because the install/upgrade was corrupted

try connect locally - maybe a link is not quite 100%...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE server on Routerboard - what is the limiting factor?
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: PPPoE server on Routerboard - what is the limiting factor?

5 clients should be ok, but your other q - that you need to ask MT - it just is
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE server on Routerboard - what is the limiting factor?
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: PPPoE server on Routerboard - what is the limiting factor?

CPU limits you - PPPoE uses a fair amount, and if you get simultaneous login attempts, the board can 'freeze' for a while & connection attempts may time out.

For a few clients, its ok....
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp.dll error
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: dhcp.dll error

are you connecting by MAC? if so, connect by IP.
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 5926

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

user manager is a radius server - either on a standalone router that also has PPPoE server (ie hotspot) or as a dedicated radius manager for remote routers. Read the userman docs for full understanding of this fantastic authentication/accounting sfotware built in to RoS. You are completely missing t...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: automated backup ?
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: automated backup ?

Unfortunately you don't have any easy one-step backup/restore to new hardware option on MT. best way to backup your config is to script a periodic 'export file=xxx_backup' and have the router email it to you. You'll have to do some cleaning up to apply it to replacement hardware, but at least it's o...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pppoe client bridging (route between 2 pppoe clients)
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: pppoe client bridging (route between 2 pppoe clients)

add a jump rule before your routing mark rule that says:

src-addr=<pppoe1> dst-addr=<pppoe2> action=jump chain=bypass-mark

Thereby bypassing the routing mark rule for local traffic.

OR

In your routing mark rule, make the dst-address=!<local address list>
by GWISA
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: PCQ

If you know your maximum available (as you said u do), why not use that value? It'll make your life much easier. Otherwise you can just set a queue with child queues and different priorities... not so sure this will work so well though... I've never used a queue without setting max-limit and limit-a...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

of course you would have to reboot to catch ALL new connections....
by GWISA
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: PCQ

I don't think you're seeing what I'm trying to say Check out some examples on Queue trees and/or simple queue trees and how to manage them for clarification. ( ie, the manual ;) ) i cannot use 'limit-at' because i don't know, how much vip users is online You can - this is what the function is for, t...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

Right - did the downgrade to 2.9, and standard ECMP now works fine. The 'improved load balancing with persistent connections' still does the same though - if set up as in the wiki, all upload traffic only goes through one router. If I enable the basic ECMP rule AND the rules above with routing marks...
by GWISA
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: PCQ

use queue tree or simple queue with priorities and different 'limit at' settings for the normal and VIP class. They'll both have the same parent with your total max, and both have the same max limit. Then classify by IP & packet mark and queue accordingly with higher priority for VIP users. Set prop...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

yup - that's it in a nutshell... reboot after big changes...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

I have tested basic ECMP - as stated in my 1st & 2nd post. :) Now - the funky thing happening is that all upload traffic (to the Internet) only goes through one route - whether we use the standard ECMP or improved ECMP with persistent connections. As I said, we tried standard ECMP with multiple gate...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

Not quite - all interfaces are defined as 'in-interface=local' You may be confusing my comments for the actual marking? I did try removing some of the 'in-interface' definitions to see if it made any difference, and only left those where traffic was not previously marked with either a connection mar...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

Hi Thom, Thanks for your assistance - it's a multiple interface, multiple IP setup. I've tried your suggestion of searching, found some options and disabled interface 3 & 4. I also changed the config to Janisk's suggestion of only using one rule for nth, and using only one routing mangle rule... but...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

Thanks - I know that. 'nth' only has two fields in 3.0 - 'Every' and 'Packet' - so with my 4 gateways, 'every' is set to '4', and 'Packet' changes for the packet number... That part is fine - all the connection marks are appearing as expected, as are the address-list entries, and these are based on ...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voip QOS, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Voip QOS, what am I doing wrong?

I would identify the VoIP traffic by server IP if possible...

And to move rule, simply drag it to where you want it to be in winbox...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: PCQ

That should be possible to do by IP - then just create different PCQ types for the different classes and assign them to the appropriate queue... with priorities if you want some users (IP's) to have preferential access...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: can this configuration work?
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: can this configuration work?

Depending on the line of sight - you could do 11km with 17dBm (65mW) + 24 dBi antennas, in some cases you may require 27dBi antennas - so I'd agree 600mW + 30dBi is a bit loud...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: X86 with v3Rc10 - winbox error
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

Re: X86 with v3Rc10 - winbox error

I've seen this many times on different versions, mostly when connecting via MAC and downloading plugins. Normally I just keep trying until it downloads, or connect by IP.
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing, Any problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Re: Load Balancing, Any problems?

Try the 'Improved ECMP with persistent connections' on the wiki.
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: /ip firewall connection remove broken in 3.0 rc10-14, & v3.1
Replies: 20
Views: 4266

Re: /ip firewall connection remove broken in 3.0 rc10 ?

We're experiencing policy routing problems on 3rc10 which I am suspecting may be related...
by GWISA
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Persistent ECMP or basic ECMP on 3.0rc7/10 not working prope

Hi Guys, We have just installed a new router to handle 4 gateways with ECMP + persistent connections using v3.0rc10, as per the Wiki. Tried downgrading to rc7, and still the same... The main change from the wiki is the 4 gateways, and of course the syntax for 'nth' in v3 Now - the funky thing happen...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HELP! Clients continously connecting/disconnecting!
Replies: 34
Views: 8075

Re: HELP! Clients continously connecting/disconnecting!

that could be.... try using the 'sniff' tool and click the 'packets' option - it may give you more to work on...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF area, area ranges problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: OSPF area, area ranges problem

Cisco's OSPF design guidelines state the following should not be exceeded:

Routers per area - 50
Neighbours per router - 60
Areas per router - 3
A router may not be a designated router (DR) or a backup designated router (BDR) for more than one LAN
by GWISA
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rc9 lockups in Jetway JF4K
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

Re: rc9 lockups in Jetway JF4K

Definitely IRQ related, possibly as the other guys say - old VIA problem. In my testing on miniITX boards, I found the Jetway boards not only won't have full hardware support on 2.9, but also don't have the same number of IRQ's as Intel boards. This has been a major headache for us in the past where...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jetway 3 eth riser board
Replies: 9
Views: 2944

Re: Jetway 3 eth riser board

yup - had the same problem, and feedback from MT is that they will not be implementing these drivers in 2.9 Unfortunately, v3 is the only version at this stage that will support this. I must say, I have experienced disappointing performance using Jetway miniITX boards - seems to be IRQ related. I se...
by GWISA
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: HELP! Clients continously connecting/disconnecting!
Replies: 34
Views: 8075

Re: HELP! Clients continously connecting/disconnecting!

I must say I'm a little wary of v3rcx right now - I had a pretty bad experience replacing a burnt out routerboard with an Intel based mini ITX PC running v3rc6, using the same original wireless cards & hardware as before. Signal strengths were not as good as before, and link quality (CCQ) and throug...
by GWISA
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF area, area ranges problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: OSPF area, area ranges problem

set the area range on your 'lukas' router... you want it to broadcast a summary route back to the backbone network.
by GWISA
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Password recovery Mikrotik style
Replies: 10
Views: 14449

Re: Password recovery Mikrotik style

Another way to view the password through a previously configured Dude is to use the right-click menu and select Tools/Web

The user name and p/w appears in your browser address bar...
by GWISA
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: signal to noise
Replies: 9
Views: 16762

Re: signal to noise

Around 20dB SNR or better should get you close to the maximum air data rate - depends how much you are pushing through the connection. A lower SNR will mean a lower data rate will be selected.

eg:
snr-mbps.JPG
by GWISA
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Disabling IRQ"
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: "Disabling IRQ"

Tell me more about 'Disabling IRQ#'?

Is this a BIOS or RoS function? I've been trying to find som way of balancing IRQ's in RoS. I find it becomes quite a problem with shared IRQ's on interfaces passing traffic, particularly if shared between LAN & WLAN.
by GWISA
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature sugestion - Little Dude
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: Feature sugestion - Little Dude

I monitor our network on my PDA using the Dude web server....
by GWISA
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More ways to earn free licenses!
Replies: 162
Views: 73815

Re: More ways to earn free licenses!

Aaawwww..... :(

I wrote this (not easy) tutorial just last month after seeing a few requests on the forum!
"Graphing client signal strength in Dude"

Any chance of a retrospective amnesty? :mrgreen:
by GWISA
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

Is there an echo in this room? ;)
by GWISA
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6077

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

OK, I set the TX Power to "all rates fixed" 20 dBm & the data rate to 6Mbps but couldn't get any reading in the alignment tool. I kept incrementing each side up, restarting the alignment after each change, until I started getting data through. I had to get to 26dBm before alignment could read the o...
by GWISA
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

I don't know why you people don't interested in my web-proxy solution with 2 MT OS?
I'm thinking if we find a way to make it work with one ROS, why waste resources & use two?
by GWISA
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

yes yes - we've been through all that and proved that that is NOT the case... Training has been done (you would have seen if you read the thread). With proxy enabled AND a firewall redirect rule, ALL http traffic flows THROUGH the proxy - other traffic does not. Have a look at the rest of the thread...
by GWISA
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6077

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

Dingram, why have you screwed up all your rates? Set to default and don't touch those things. area="" arp=enabled band=5ghz basic-rates-a/g=54Mbps burst-time=1500 \ comment="" compression=yes country=no_country_set default-ap-tx-limit=0 \ default-authentication=yes default-client-tx-limit=0 \ Not s...
by GWISA
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6077

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

About your suspicion of blowing the antennas - unlikely as they normally are rated anywhere from 50-100W input power rating. About setting your XR5's to manual TX power - quite possible you've blown these, as there is a tx-power offset table that should be consulted that is on Ubiquity's website. I ...
by GWISA
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Create VLAN ( TAG ) ??
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: How To Create VLAN ( TAG ) ??

Or create a tagged VLAN on each routed interface?
by GWISA
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

hmmm.... just a thought now - can we use the change-TOS function for traffic re-directed to the proxy?
by GWISA
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

no its working with me on v3rc3 , i dont know how it can work on 2.9 ?
With the same TOS setting of 4?
by GWISA
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

This is great - constructive input all around!

So samsoft08 - have you got this working with 2.9? Seeing as the TOS option has been there all along....
by GWISA
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

training is the solution in this case - you have to know what you are doing and then it can be easily done using RouterOS, some things will ask more effort and more configuration rules, but over all everything can be done. see our consultant list and pay them for complete solutions: http://www.mikr...
by GWISA
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

:D :D Thanks God :D :D

Finally GWISA understand ..

:mrgreen:

I neglected to assume one important bit of (missing) information - http traffic!

But it was an interesting exercise nonetheless... and it seems we have a solution to test now...
by GWISA
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

OK - I see the problem now and have confirmed that all http traffic flows through the proxy, cached or not. I have not yet had the time to look for methods of separating them, but I'm sure with some creative mangling between input & output chains, we can come up with something here. Some sort of if-...
by GWISA
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Web proxy
Replies: 13
Views: 4640

Re: Transparent Web proxy

chain=prerouting action=mark-packet new-packet-mark=disallowed passthrough=no 
     content=application/octet-stream
As part of a longer list of rules to mark unwanted file types.
by GWISA
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

sure its 100% correct , its similar to the example in the wiki , except in the wiki he marks packets coming out from the proxy directly without connection marking .. we know that router os can deal with the difference , the question is not this difference.. I found an amazing explanation for packet...
by GWISA
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

Fair enough - I choose to disagree with you. and can prove it using a few simple mangle rules: chain=forward action=jump jump-target=not-proxy out-interface=ether1 src-address=!192.168.1.2 src-port=!3128 protocol=tcp chain=output action=jump jump-target=proxy out-interface=ether1 src-address=192.168...
by GWISA
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

if you DARE !!!!! ..
oh puh-lease.... I remember this kind of challenge from my junior school days...

:roll:
by GWISA
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

t3rm , router os can do everything you can imagine ,and everything you cant imagine but you have to read , read and read the manual , dont forget between lines , after reading the manual , read it again , after that go to the manual , raed it , you'll find the solution after reading the manual , an...
by GWISA
Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

GWISA : I Give Up .... :( :( :( The ISP only give to two of your clients totally 64kbps. It means each client gets 32Kbps CIR and 64Kbps MIR. They can get 100Mbps, if the packets they requested already in cache. Now , let me see your configuration then .. - Rio.Martin - Let me try - I'm too lazy to...
by GWISA
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

I think marking packets according to the wiki is 100% ok and it works as per quee tree rule . I mean the proxy traffic limit in the quee tree rule can deliver the alloted speed or unlimited from the internel cache . Hallelujah! A believer! :lol: If your queues stop working, it's normally due to one...
by GWISA
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Web proxy
Replies: 13
Views: 4640

Re: Transparent Web proxy

I've successfully used the content=application/octet-stream field in the firewall filter to block .exe downloads if you dn't win with the proxy settings...
by GWISA
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?

It's not your past experience I'm doubting - it's your motivation for saying this is not possible. Maybe you can correct me here, but I don't agree with your reasoning - the traffic is not identified as originating from or destined to the proxy; but the interface, chain and source/destination IP. Tr...
by GWISA
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: How to handle Queues to Users with WebProxy

t3rm - ignore samsoft08, he is just an impatient and frustrated MT user & knows not what he says. I don't understand why you say you can't differentiate traffic originating from the proxy from traffic from the internet? Surely mangling on the appropriate chain should accomplish what you are trying t...
by GWISA
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: DNS seems to fail using hotspot and usermanager
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: DNS seems to fail using hotspot and usermanager

If your DHCP network settings deliver the Hotpot's IP as the DNS ip, then you must set 'allow remote requests' to 'yes' or ticked in /ip dns settings
/ip dns set allow-remote-requests=yes
by GWISA
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Notifications

What version of Dude are you running?

We are using 3.0beta3 with email notifications to an address joe.soap@isp.com.

Do you have the SMTP server address set in the server configuration?

I know it returns an error 'connection problem' if you don't...
by GWISA
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: How to handle Queues to Users with WebProxy

If you come to seek help & suggestions from other users (not trainers/teachers/consultats), you should pay more attention to the suggestions... If you weren't so hung up on having someone spell out a step-by-step guide & thereby learn nothing yourself except how to cut & paste, you would have alread...
by GWISA
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: How to handle Queues to Users with WebProxy

you must learn networking to work with networking, so its enough documents and forum post to find the path to you perfect config.! no one can give you solution for your setup. i have give you primer where to start! if you dont know how to use mangle rules, or ip flow at all then ... RTFM Zarko Skop...
by GWISA
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + Web Proxy Queueing is Impossible ?
Replies: 101
Views: 28182

Re: How to handle Queues to Users with WebProxy

Sounds like mangle chain confusion to me...

You should watch this presentation:
http://www.tiktube.com/2007/06/22/ip-fl ... ns-riyadi/
by GWISA
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bad signal high, good signal lower
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Bad signal high, good signal lower

Hello

How can lowering a grid 2 meters on a pole make it so much better?

Thanks

:-)
You should also familiarise yourself with something called the Fresnel Zone... combine tis with reflections, and you are destined for interesting times!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_zone
by GWISA
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS/RSTP Bridge problems/questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: WDS/RSTP Bridge problems/questions...

Patience, my friend... all things come to he who waits.... 8) Question - why are you using RSTP in a serial network? STP/RSTP is only needed if there are physical loops in your network architecture... Secondly - have you tried torching the WDS interface? The traffic you have identified flowing on th...
by GWISA
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21410

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Road Traffic and Transport Telematics
by GWISA
Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21410

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Yes - in point (4) of the regulation I posted, it states
"...(10mW) per Mhz EIRP for other modulation types"
.

No channel width restriction is mentioned or defined anywhere.
by GWISA
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Command line problem (using Winbox)
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Command line problem (using Winbox)

8)
by GWISA
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Command line problem (using Winbox)
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Command line problem (using Winbox)

<hint> use <tab><tab> at each menu level to reveal the available menu items.

maybe what you are looking for is:

/ip hotspot user print detail

?
by GWISA
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE and Hotspot on just 1 Interface of AP
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: PPPoE and Hotspot on just 1 Interface of AP

You can do this, but it means having an IP on your public interface...

Another way is to have your PPPoE AP with WPA, and a virtual AP on the same physical interface running Hotspot.
by GWISA
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How graph signal strength
Replies: 9
Views: 4844

Re: How graph signal strength

Hi There,

I have seen the same odd numbers presented in v3.0b3, but there is a way around it. Latest stable version seems ok.

I described it in this new wiki I made:
Charting signal strength
by GWISA
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Charting
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: Dude Charting

by GWISA
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: proper settings for connecting RB532 to dsl ?????
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: proper settings for connecting RB532 to dsl ?????

do you change this setting in winbox under interfaces and then under pppoe interface or do you put a rule under mangle. since my dsl modem has a setting of 1540 and 20 percent is is what they recommend knocking off then 1232 would be correct. to be honest I have never had to change mtu or use a man...
by GWISA
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21410

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Do you also have a list for availabe frequencies for those bands and aslo the channel width (20mhz,40mhz,10mhz,5mhz)? We need this to update the frequencies list for SA county. From the same document quoted earlier - Hope this helps... http://www.info.gov.za/gazette/notices/2004/26584.pdf http://ww...
by GWISA
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Different Subnets... Different gateways...
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Different Subnets... Different gateways...

This option should work fine
Default Gateway => Router1 IP
Routing Mark = Subnet2Route => gateway = Router2 IP; !subnet1
Use IP route with routing mark, and add the third rule in your ip routes rules - routing mark=table, action lookup
by GWISA
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I mange FTP Traffic in order to use policy routing?
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Can I mange FTP Traffic in order to use policy routing?

ftp helper enabled; mark routing by connection type=ftp seems to work for us...
by GWISA
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21410

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Yes - please check that it is at least: Band: 5150-5350M Type of Device: Hiperlan: indoor use only Max Radiated Power: 200mW eirp Relevant Standard: EN 300 836-1, EN 301 489-1,17 Additional requirements: CEPT/ERC/DEC (99)23, CEPT/ERC/REC 70-03 Band: 5470 - 5725M Type of device: Hiperlan: indoor and ...
by GWISA
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NStream 2, Redundancy?
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: NStream 2, Redundancy?

Waiting for the results with antici............ pation.... 8)
by GWISA
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can any one tell me how to use the SIP Helper?
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Can any one tell me how to use the SIP Helper?

Oh, well, I guess nobody else knows how to make it work either... So apparently a great feature but with no documentation. As an afterthought: May I also suggest exercising a little patience when waiting for answers from the forum? This is a user's forum, not a helpdesk, and posting questions late ...
by GWISA
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can any one tell me how to use the SIP Helper?
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Can any one tell me how to use the SIP Helper?

SIP helper is like PPTP helper - there for NAT traversal. If you are NAT-ing, enable the helper.
by GWISA
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting
Replies: 50
Views: 21410

Re: v2.9.45 5ghz band with country setting

Wish It'd been in this list before I did the upgrade... :shock: thank goodness for failover links!
by GWISA
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13473

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

My mistake - I thought this was the same thread....

:oops:

*edit*

Ah - I see what happened... somebody created a new thread out of my post... and I went straight back to the original thread....

Not so embarrassed now... :lol:
by GWISA
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13473

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

thanks normis... We have had the same set of rules working on 2.9, but will double-check my script & let you know... or mail it to support for confirmation. the scripting could have changed over the majour release. I'm not a scripting expert, let someone else clarify, or ask in the scripting sectio...
by GWISA
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1 script problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

ROS v3 RC 1 script problem

Ok - checked again, and we still get the same problems... it's not stricly a script, just a text file for firewall rules. These are the rules applied: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Dmitry_on_firewalling Copy & paste, and you'll see jump rules not working properly. Copy & apply the invalid rules, and...
by GWISA
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13473

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

thanks normis...

We have had the same set of rules working on 2.9, but will double-check my script & let you know... or mail it to support for confirmation.
by GWISA
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13473

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

Problems we have experienced - firewall filter rules set up with a script all change to 'invalid' after a few seconds. If each rule is opened & copied, the copy stays active & works fine. If the rule is set up from scratch, it is also fine. Terminal window has no scroll bars! This is really irritati...
by GWISA
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how do i use port knock.exe
Replies: 22
Views: 12670

Re: how do i use port knock.exe

those who will know how to knock will be able to access router.
:shock:
Good luck finding the port combination (is it just two?), and then the router password after that!
by GWISA
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: HOW CAN I GET SIGNAL STRENGHT FROM A DEVICE?
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: HOW CAN I GET SIGNAL STRENGHT FROM A DEVICE?

How is this wireless link configured? I have found this only works on ap/station mode or bridge+wds/station wds.
It does not work with bridge+wds/bridge+wds
by GWISA
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing problem
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Routing problem

try setting arp to proxy-arp on the bridge on middle routerboard.

Also, to ping Internet url's from the routerboard, you need to set IP DNS
by GWISA
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Online Training - Opinions please
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Online Training - Opinions please

we were actually working on something similar ourselves! nice work! please comment if this is something you like to see by us or David

Both of you!!

Because:

1) 2 heads are better than one
2) Many hands make light work
3) ummmm.....

8)
by GWISA
Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Online Training - Opinions please
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Online Training - Opinions please

Looks great! Keep at it David - This'll make MT much more accessible...
by GWISA
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cut down user
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: Cut down user

I agree with Airstream, but you could also try to use the Firewall filter with the client's IP address you have assigned as well as the MAC address of their authorised device.
This is a messy workaround and will only allow a specific machine with a specific IP address through the firewall.
by GWISA
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Interface disappears!
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Wireless Interface disappears!

Sounds like the African Way of doing things, but if it works... I guess that'll do.

Bummer if the site is far away though....
by GWISA
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can't get more than 5 meg in either direction using PCQ on R
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Can't get more than 5 meg in either direction using PCQ on R

hmmm.... strange that... tried this config with all ports bridged, and it seems to work fine...

what does your routing config look like?
by GWISA
Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Can't get more than 5 meg in either direction using PCQ on R
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Can't get more than 5 meg in either direction using PCQ on R

post your queue config here - do you have any max-limit AND limit-at values set anywhere?
by GWISA
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Heads up on SR2 + power setting offset - Not as UBNT say?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Heads up on SR2 + power setting offset - Not as UBNT say?

I believe your trouble is you've already ruined your cards. Buy new ones and test them side by side without ever manually setting the power and see what happens. I don't think so, although I have had 2 SR5's dead out the bag. The ones in this thread I've only ever had set at default or 13dBm - the ...
by GWISA
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Interface disappears!
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Wireless Interface disappears!

Greetings all - I'm sure I've seen this on the forums before, but can't find the topis now - this past weekend we had to different sites do the same thing within hours of each other. Both these sites have been in service for nearly two years with no problems, and do not see very heavy traffic - oper...
by GWISA
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: about 50Km link p2p
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: about 50Km link p2p

If you need any help - feel free to ask... I've gotten fairly proficient in RMW over the past year of using it, and it's almost always helped me improving the quality of my links... Pre-prepared antenna pattern files and free topographical data can be a bit of a schlep to find on the web, but there ...
by GWISA
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: about 50Km link p2p
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: about 50Km link p2p

I would also suggest using a tool like Radio Mobile (free sw) to help calculate the best height AGL for your antennas. Getting the antennas on either side at the correct height is important to ensure each is within the other's fresnel zone. A few meters change in height on either side can make a hug...
by GWISA
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

Oh ok - turbo UDP I can believe...
by GWISA
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43
Replies: 32
Views: 3398

Re: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43

...
by GWISA
Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

How do you manage 40Mbps one way? Is that TCP?

I don't think I got that with 2 RB532's connected by Ethernet...

Best I could do with 2 x 1GHz boards (in lab) was 30Mbps TCP using Nstreme...
by GWISA
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

8) That's pretty impressive - what signal strengths/channel width/CCQ do these links have, and what kind of distances between them?

Have you compared your links' performance against a WDS system?
by GWISA
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

True that - what's your signal strengths between each node, and what data rate do they connect at?

To get 15Mbps, they'd have to be pretty good signals, and even then, you'll only be able to have half that total throughput from start to end due to the processor limitations.
by GWISA
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43
Replies: 32
Views: 3398

Re: XR2 performance problem? 2.9.43

Have you selected the correct antenna connector? If the board wasn't rebooting, it's unlikely to be power related. Specs say XR2 consumes 2.97W @ 24dBm (nothing less in datasheet, so I'd assume it can't go lower?) RB532 r5 has 20W spare for extension cards, so you've got loads left. Your 18v/1A PSU ...
by GWISA
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS working but not if I activate Nstreme
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

Re: WDS working but not if I activate Nstreme

I activated nstreme on one of my wireless wds links and it's working. According to the manual, "WDS cannot be used on Nstreme-dual links".

Ah yes - this is what I was thinking of. Apologies
by GWISA
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Disabled *.exe and othe script plz ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: Disabled *.exe and othe script plz ??

or....

use the firewall filter and define the content type in the 'advanced' tab in the 'content' field using standard MIME types as in here: http://www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs ... etype.html
by GWISA
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: LAN doesn't get detected
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: LAN doesn't get detected

What version ROS you using? 2.9.x doesn't have drivers for the newer Realtek chipsets.
Try v3b if it's not a hardware failure.
by GWISA
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS working but not if I activate Nstreme
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

Re: WDS working but not if I activate Nstreme

You can't use WDS & Nstreme together - one or the other only...
by GWISA
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

What hardware/processor are you using?

seems you've hit your max throughput of your processing capability

The middle nodes are passing close to their total max throughput - 4 in/4 out =8Mbps less a bit of CPU overhead to handle the 2 WDS's & tx/rx at the same time...

Use bigger motherboards.
by GWISA
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

I think you need to supply more information here, in a clear manner.

mt1:
===
wlan1
wireless-mode
wds-mode
frequency

mt2:
===
wlan1
wireless-mode
wds-mode
frequency

wlan2
wireless-mode
wds-mode
frequency

etc etc
by GWISA
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

This looks very odd - How can you connect # 3/4 with different freqs to the others?

What mode have you used to connect the nodes?
by GWISA
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Problem with bandwidth over 3-4 hops

How many wireless interfaces do you have on each node?

This looks typical of single-interface nodes with WDS
by GWISA
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Heads up on SR2 + power setting offset - Not as UBNT say?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Heads up on SR2 + power setting offset - Not as UBNT say?

Hi Guys, Just thought I'd give a heads up on my recent discovery on a tower using SR2's. Ubiquity networks say that the power setting in Mikrotik has an offset of 10dB's according to the data sheets on their website. Faithfully following this, I set a tower's output to 13dBm, thinking I'd be running...
by GWISA
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: about 50Km link p2p
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: about 50Km link p2p

GPS is useless for antenna alignment - stick with the compass, and make sure you have taken the specific magnetic declination for your area into account... Well, actually not so useless. There are equipment that surpass any interference my mean of GPS, so, GPS is very very usefull, actually. Regard...
by GWISA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???

ah - *whew*

Strange thing is, we have only one RB on 2.9.43 out of about 20 or so on 2.9.43 that this happened to. What could we have done differently for this to happen on this one router?
by GWISA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???

hmmm.... checked on ROS v3.0beta9, and it seems GRE helper has been replaced by SIP?

What gives???

How did my v2.9.43 ROS lose the GRE helper in favour of SIP???
by GWISA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Aligning tips - share -
Replies: 19
Views: 3281

Re: Aligning tips - share -

RB532A does have a piezo buzzer...

And you would do well to get into using Radio Mobile as a link planning tool. It's free software, and the SRTM topographical data is also free... Saves the pain of having to plot your own off Google Earth.
by GWISA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: about 50Km link p2p
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: about 50Km link p2p

GPS is useless for antenna alignment - stick with the compass, and make sure you have taken the specific magnetic declination for your area into account...
by GWISA
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Aligning tips - share -
Replies: 19
Views: 3281

Re: Aligning tips - share -

I have found the best way to align antennas on a long link is to use a compass. You have the GPS co-ordinates, so can work out the azimuth. An inclinometer will give you the correct downtilt. We have a high 'first hit' success rate on 40-50km links using these tools, and once the signal has been spo...
by GWISA
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot in harbour environment - which approach to use ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Hotspot in harbour environment - which approach to use ?

If it is reflections causing your noise, have you tried backing off the power of your radio? Maybe use a 2-antenna configuration with a low-gain tx + high-gain rx if you want to shield it from the land side... You say you're using a Ubiquity radio + high-gain sector=very high power covering a small ...
by GWISA
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???

if you need gre, enable pptp helper
My understanding is it's the other way around - if you need PPTP, enable GRE

But this still doesn't explain why the GRE option has disappeared?
Downgrading didn't help, so it seems somewhere this can be changed?
by GWISA
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: !!!Usermanage Limits not working!!! Urgent
Replies: 12
Views: 3736

Re: !!!Usermanage Limits not working!!! Urgent

A static simple queue addressing the same ip range where dynamic queues are created will override the dynamic queues.

You can't have two different queues addressing the same IP range - the first one in the list will always take precedence, and a static queue will always be first in the list.
by GWISA
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

ip firewall service-port GRE replaced with SIP???

Hi all, We have a recently upgraded router (2.9.43) that 'lost' it's GRE service setting in /ip firewall service-port and was replace by SIP as a service port instead. Anyone know how this may have happened, and how can we get it back again? Is it as simple as changing the port number of the 'new' S...
by GWISA
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: All my clients computers show ip conflict
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

Re: All my clients computers show ip conflict

post your config for help - it could be a million reasons causing this
by GWISA
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: changing pptp-port or using second one
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Re: changing pptp-port or using second one

/ip firewall service-port set pptp ports=1,2,3,4
by GWISA
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Packet loss problems

I've seen similar latency problems with IRQ conflicts on PC-based systems.

Have a look at /system/resources/irq and see what is sharing. Try disabling all un-necessary devices in the BIOS wherever possible, and disable unneeded NICs in MT
by GWISA
Thu May 31, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMS Notification
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SMS Notification

Use an online email2sms solution and have Dude do the emailing if a tower goes down...
by GWISA
Thu May 31, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A Hotspot and a Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: A Hotspot and a Bridge

Must be routing then... post your configs
by GWISA
Wed May 30, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Look
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Forum Look

And from me! Clarity is king!
by GWISA
Mon May 28, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: just take a quick look pls..

I realised that the name I was using was not a name that I had registered as a domain name and obviously did not have a ip resolving to the name, especially the ip 10.5.50.1. SO, the moral of the story is, when u have a great person like GWISA taken time in giving you a step by step and he doesnt m...
by GWISA
Mon May 28, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: just take a quick look pls..

:shock:

that's 'cleaned'??

o-k then...

Try setting arp to proxy-arp on your bridges...
by GWISA
Mon May 28, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A Hotspot and a Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: A Hotspot and a Bridge

/ip hotspot ip-binding add address=<ip address> type=bypass

And add more conditions if required...
by GWISA
Sun May 27, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: just take a quick look pls..

post your exported (cleaned up) config for each router here & I'll have a look... use
export file=yourfilename
Then clean it up (remove all irrelevant script portions) and copy & paste here...
by GWISA
Thu May 24, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WINBOX
Replies: 4
Views: 782

If you are trying to connect via MAC, then make sure IP neighbour discovery is on for that interface
by GWISA
Thu May 24, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

remember what i said about adding individual ip's to bridged interfaces. If you have a bridge with interfaces in the bridge, you only need an ip on the bridge. So, remove the 'old' ip - better yet, do /system reset on rtr2... rtr1 configuration concept remains the same as your first test one - no br...
by GWISA
Thu May 24, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti 600 mw card out for 2 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 59
Views: 13080

Hi Mike,

Any luck on your testing with MT 2.9.43 & frequency upgrade yielding the rest of the upper Atheros 2.4/2.5 channels?
by GWISA
Wed May 23, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: EIRP
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Be careful with giving incorrect advice! Your numbers don't add up warwick9 Example scenario. Fcc permits 4 Watts for ptmp (34dbm) 1 Watt amplifier = 30 (dbm) 6 dbi antenna= 6 15ft of lmr 400 = -1 ... You simply add all of the above, including the negative (same as subtracting in the latter) and you...
by GWISA
Wed May 23, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Glad I could help! Now this is where it gets a bit complicated. 2 options of approach: set up another hotspot on the 2nd router set up hotspot on 1st rtr only and forward hotspot requests from 2nd rtr for method2: rtr1: Create a bridge set wlan mode to AP bridge set wlan WDS mode to dynamic, default...
by GWISA
Tue May 22, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Don't get confused between the gateway of the hotspot client & the gateway of the router. client---->gateway(hotspot)--->MT gateway (linksys)--->Linksys--->internet Set the MT gateway in /ip routes /ip route add gateway=192.168.15.1 (linksys) or in Winbox - click IP-->routes, '+' add gateway address...
by GWISA
Mon May 21, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: can make hotspot with bridge configration
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

My question is - why do you have to run hotspot on a bridge? Better to implement Balimore's suggestion of setting up hotspot on unbridged local interface and use default route to gateway... You don't *have* to use dhcp for Hotspot to work, but you do need an IP pool for the hotspot server config to ...
by GWISA
Mon May 21, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: just take a quick look pls..
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

I can see quite a few fundamental mistakes here, and if I were you I'd get some expert assistance to set up your 30-node mesh... But for the first - here's some tips: Bridging - there's no point in putting IP's on separate interfaces if you're bridging all of them. Put all your IP's on the bridge. R...
by GWISA
Sun May 20, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.43 Released
Replies: 24
Views: 3240

the older RB230 has a BIOS battery - personally, I'm glad it's gone... less maintenance to worry about
by GWISA
Sun May 20, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB532A for link aggregation - How's the performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

rb500 series support only 2 pcmcia interfaces.
2 miniPCI interfaces.
*coff* daughterboard *coff*

http://www.mini-box.com for small form factor & fanless PC's
by GWISA
Sat May 19, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB532A for link aggregation - How's the performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

rb500 series support only 2 pcmcia interfaces. That's a pretty random answer - neither on-topic nor accurate? I'd say you're being a bit ambitious with the RB532 if you plan to aggregate those links & use to their full extent... I doubt the cpu will cope with that traffic... Why not go one of the m...
by GWISA
Thu May 17, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Second Hotspot Server on a VLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 994

I have found in hotspot setups fed with anything is that if the hotspot can't see the Internet, then no login page... :oops:

make sure you have access by pinging a web site DNS address from the router...
by GWISA
Thu May 17, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.3 ghz rb532 parabolic grid 24 dbi
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

warwick09 i put 2 pcs pentium III 900mhz with ar5213 shipset 24dbi parabolic grid frequency =2312 distance between both ends 45 kilometers -65 dbm bandwidth tested from laptop to mikrotik router through this link it was 11 mbit/s full duplex , i only need this bandwidth my question was why i cant u...
by GWISA
Thu May 17, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: cpu-frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

I guess a /system resource print still shows 264, whereas the settings shows 330 on both ... I assumed it was changing it on the fly. leave it for 5 min and check again - the current frequency always changes back unless you power-cycle... i repeat myself , i done this with console cable , before mt...
by GWISA
Thu May 17, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: cpu-frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

run the 2 command above twice in a row. . . and it should take effect without reboot. Also, one or two versions disabled this, so make sure your on latest version.

Sam
Doubtful about this - I've never got it to work wthout cycling the power... on any version, even the latest
by GWISA
Thu May 17, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: cpu-frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

reboot is not the same as cycle the power... you need to unplug your power source & plug it back in after issuing these commands...
by GWISA
Wed May 16, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cpu-frequency
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

You have to set

/system routerboard setting set cpu-frequency=333MHz
/system routerboard setting keep-frequency

then cycle the power...
by GWISA
Wed May 16, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to keep people from trying to log in mikrotik via ftp
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

hello thanks guys , but the problem that i have is that i am using dual wan and when i put that rule into with my other filter rules it makes my gateways thinjk that they are down and disables them Don't over-complicate a simple problem with details - merely apply one or both of what has been sugge...
by GWISA
Wed May 16, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mysterious AP problems
Replies: 2
Views: 787

aside from stating the obvious as cmacneill has about waterproofing your connectors, I wouldn't trust the antennas if they have already taken on water... And if the antennas took in water, then it is likely that your cables have also sucked some water - replace the lot... corrosion will have begun t...
by GWISA
Wed May 16, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.3 ghz rb532 parabolic grid 24 dbi
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

I'd say your problem is the SR2 - it's a 2.4GHz device, and Ubiquity have pretty tight filtering (so described "cleaners" :lol:) on the front end of their devices to improve performance in the specified range... Although their datasheets show a 2312-2732 operating range, there is a '*' next to this....
by GWISA
Wed May 16, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clarification about connection-limit option match
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Typically this rule would be used with action=drop

In this case, the rule states that TCP connection # 51 will be dropped.

No of TCP connections is not the same as PPS, as I think you are implying in your last post - that is a different matter
by GWISA
Mon May 14, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.43 Released
Replies: 24
Views: 3240

Oh happy day!!! :D 8) :D 8)
*) support for full frequency list of Atheros chips;
That's like an admission of guilt after months of correspondence with MT!!

Finally we have 2.5GHz up and working!!!

:lol:
by GWISA
Wed May 09, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect port 25 for cutting down on spam
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

It's all done on your mail server, so not for discussion here.

If you want to implement the port mapping solution, that can be done quite easily on MT...
by GWISA
Tue May 08, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can Hotspot be enabled across two interfaces?
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

I'm not sure why you would want to put a Hotspot on the ADSL interface, it should be sufficient to put the LAN and Wireless interfaces onto a Hotspot.

Regards

Chris Macneill
ehem - In eugenevdm's defence - RTFQ :roll:
by GWISA
Tue May 08, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: pings become high too much
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

15-20 users on a RB112? Sounds like CPU utilization is maxed out. Check your system resources. Uninstall any packages you don't use/need.
Absolutely... a 112 is only really good for a CPE, not an AP
by GWISA
Tue May 08, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router Reboots
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Your problem is definitely overloading the RB532 voltage regulators. You've probably got 4 x 400mW cards in there all running at full power - common mistake, especially obvious that it happens when you start putting traffic through it. I've even seen it happening with 4 x R52's ... Is the 532 a 333 ...
by GWISA
Mon May 07, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect port 25 for cutting down on spam
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

Try: add chain=dstnat protocol=tcp dst-port=26 action=netmap / to-addresses=0.0.0.0/0 to-ports=25 We implement daily mail quotas on our mail servers (not strictly - just by default) per IP on our network to cut down on unnecessary virus & spam mailing activity. If abusive activity continues, they ge...
by GWISA
Fri May 04, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF fails to redistribute default route after a reboot
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: OSPF is not stable

Hi, I´ve reported a Bug where Ospf looses neighbors and even reboot does not help. (2.9.42 routing and routing-test). So you cant depend on it. I`ve found myself testing and inserting static routes the whole night with a broken network. So be aware Ospf Implementation is beta quality at the moment....
by GWISA
Wed May 02, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you open ports for P2P
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

open up ports on that for trafic through to mikrotik and then open up ports on mikrotik so that P2P can work
Are you saying you do have a set of firewall rules on your MT then?
by GWISA
Tue May 01, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect port 25 for cutting down on spam
Replies: 14
Views: 3075

my 2c:

block port 25
dst-nat port 26 to 25
by GWISA
Tue May 01, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you open ports for P2P
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

When you say 'open ports for p2p' do you imply that you have a firewall blocking certain ports in your setup?

And also, when you suggest 'port forwarding', are you also implying that you are NATing your clients?

Give us more info on your setup....
by GWISA
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

Sorry to nag you about it :oops: You and Janisk seem to prefer static, but there seems to be no logical reason if all link signals are strong. Janisk makes it sounds like dynamic is problematic, but there is no sound basis for the opinion that has been demonstrated. Thanks for the help anyway. Alth...
by GWISA
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

oh boy - feeling like a hamster on a wheel here... hecklertm - while I gladly share my knowledge and experiences, i really feel like I'm repeating myself here. As I keep saying over and over again, dynamic links are fine, as long as the signal is consistently connectable. If you don't believe us, pl...
by GWISA
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

In your above example, having A & D as available paths in your mesh is a fundamental design flaw. This will not work, unless A & D's WDS connection is 100% stable - or as close as possible without the WDS link frequently disconecting. If the links are so weak that the WDS keeps connecting & disconne...
by GWISA
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

If you have 2 or more equally strong signals in a dynamic bridge, are you concerned that a form of "route flapping" is occurring with RSTP/STP? When you say "equally strong" do you also mean "equally weak"? A weak signal is a problem - mesh or no mesh, and in a mesh a weak signal on a WDS link caus...
by GWISA
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

absolutely - unless a small number of nodes are in the area. The problem with dynamic is weak signals connecting & disconnecting. As you say, in the development stage, each node should be setup in turn, with dynamic WDS enabled. Once the best paths/strongest signals have been determined, then static...
by GWISA
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

GWISA,
You talk about a new wireless ¨mesh¨ mode in the new v3. Where do you find this. I can´t find it?
its in WDS mode - 'dynamic mesh' or 'static mesh'
by GWISA
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

We've experienced problems on sites that need to service clients using anything less than RB532's, so have adopted a standard on this. I did have problems in the beginning on this mesh using RB112's, where they would just stop responding for some reason, which I think is probably CPU related. If you...
by GWISA
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

I only saw dynamic WDS becoming a problem when there were more than about 6 nodes that could all see each other. With only 3, it should be fine, but static WDS does perform better. You should not have to be concerned about how many hops to the gateway - there is a problem somewhere if your latency i...
by GWISA
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems on WDS 'mesh' - static vs Dynamic WDS
Replies: 47
Views: 16462

I had inconsistent behaviour trying to run a single hotpot server on the bridge, so that's why I changed it to a distributed server setup using RADIUS/User manager authentication. Each node runs its own hotspot/PPPoE server on a virtual AP that is not bridged. Although, with only a few routers it al...
by GWISA
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF - default static route not redistributed
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

I have seen similar problems with OSPF and redistribution of static and connected routes not updating. Often the only way I can get it to work is to delete all the OSPF rules, and then re-program them using a script. If I delete the rules and redo them using Winbox, nothing changes, but re-programmi...
by GWISA
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: problems with fail over
Replies: 3
Views: 678

you could try and use netwatch as a workaround to enable/disable your default routes. Netwatch has a ping timeout option.
by GWISA
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running hotspot on bridge??
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

OK I see. So there is no way to run the hotspot on bridged interfaces if the default gateway is part of the bridge network. I had hoped to simplify my network slightly and use the authentication MT machine as a transparent traffic shaper as well as a hotspot. So I will need two machines now I see. ...
by GWISA
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cpu load
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

We found similar performance on bridge ptp links - about 8Mbps total (6 up, 2 down) throughput on RB532 with firewall rules uses 95% of CPU at 330Mhz.

Remove all firewall/mangle rules, queues & connection tracking, and the CPU usage drops to around 60%
by GWISA
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cpu load
Replies: 10
Views: 1702

Not just reboot - but power cycle...

/system routerboard settings set cpu-frequency=330MHz
/system routerboard settings keep-frequency

power cycle
done
by GWISA
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What have we done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Resolved!

Thanks for the help guys - managed to fix it. Right-clicked on the link, selected 'Appearance', opened the 'Label' field and clicked 'ok' label is: Rx: [Interface.InBitRate] Tx: [Interface.OutBitRate] Also added the missing function snmp_wireless_link_info() which has me stumped as to where it went ...
by GWISA
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Complex Network Advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: Complex Network Advice please

3: How the heck I will point the antennas to each other with bare eyes at 35 miles apart :)
Use a magnetic compass and binoculars - we hit 40km+ links about 95% of the time, first time, with a little tweaking to get the best signal...
by GWISA
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What have we done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Hi Uldis,

Can you possibly point me in the right direction as to where I would add the functions or modify the link appearance?

Thanks in advance...
by GWISA
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What have we done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

anyone?
by GWISA
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link maps (wish list?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Submaps sounds like the function you're looking for... A submap will summarise the number of devices up/partially down/down, and double clicking or hovering over the submap will take you to the detailed submap... You can also create submaps in submaps, either as completely new maps or linked to any ...
by GWISA
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

Well the answer for such low emission regulations is to use dual-antenna links... big antenna on receiver, small antenna on transmitter...

You could have the same nett gain at the end of the day...
by GWISA
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What have we done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

What have we done?

Greetings - we (I) have changed a setting on Dude, trying to figure SNMP out, and have messed up the link monitoring - as in this pic: http://globalwebintact.com/uploads/images/dude.JPG It used to show just the speed of traffic transferred on the link, but now has all the other SNMP variable stuff.....
by GWISA
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

Are you sure you are limited to only 1W EIRP for ptp? That doesn't sound too practical to me... What country are you working in? It is quite possible and more likely that the EIRP limits you are quoting are actually the transmitter output power allowed in a ptmp system. For eg: FCC guidelines (USA) ...
by GWISA
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

oops... you're right... damn calculator must be broken ;)
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

@gwisa: 20dbm from the cm9 and 31dbi from the grids?! nice, but not allowed for me ;-) what do you reach if you put at total 30dbm on the link? You should be able to comfortably get 10-15km with a good LOS. We use 24dBi+20dBm (34dBm total output) up to 10km, 27dBi for 10km-25km, and 31dBi above tha...
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: i guess no 1 can :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

try this: / ip firewall mangle add chain=prerouting protocol=icmp action=mark-packet \ new-packet-mark=icmp-flow passthrough=no comment="ICMP" disabled=no add chain=prerouting protocol=!icmp action=mark-packet \ new-packet-mark=non-ICMP passthrough=no comment="Non-ICMP" disabled=no / queue simple ad...
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: if i change AP, but mantein SSID name... clients connect?
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Yes, it can - just copy & paste the old MAC into the 'wireless/general' tab in winbox...
or

/int wir set wlan mac-address=xx:yy:zz:aa:bb:cc

make sure you dump the old card... don't want to someday end up with 2 devices on your network sharing MACs!
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: need help configuring 532A+sr2
Replies: 3
Views: 806

post your config here... type "/int wir pr" in terminal window and copy/paste here.

user is admin, no password on default setting
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: if i change AP, but mantein SSID name... clients connect?
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

You most definitely have a unique situation... We have around 200 towers/AP's with around 3000 wireless clients, and lightning regularly takes out equipment. The ONLY CPE we've come across that needs a manual re-association are Sparklans. Needless to say, we don't use them anymore. The issue with Sp...
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point link 25 Km
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

We easily get 40km on CM9 20dBm using 31dBi grids on both sides.

Link quality is 98%, signal strength -68, data rate 48Mbps, throughput 10Mbps one way due to RB processor limitations
by GWISA
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: i guess no 1 can :)
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Priority=8 is your problem - you've set ICMP for lowest priority...
by GWISA
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3 Yagi's instead of 1 Omni??
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Problem with 5Mhz channel spacing is getting non-MT clients to connect... I did a lab test with 2 wireless interfaces bridged on same SSID & same channel, ran 2 wireless clients on each interface, and ran Bandwidth test to both interfaces at the same time, 1Mbps up & 1Mbps down on each - all seemed ...
by GWISA
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Hotspot over bridge issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

True - sorry... I had to ask. Daily habits die hard...

Sounds very similar to the issues I had... I spoke to you once about them you may recall, and now it seems you've experienced the same thing.

Ah well - we found our own workarounds, but as you say it would be nice to know why it didn't work...
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Another AHA!

/sys routerboard settings set enable-jumper-reset=no

Bingo!
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Aha! I'll try that again... didn't have success with that when i tried it some time back.

Does this mean that the router cannot be reset at all, unless the /sys reset command is used? And that would obviously only be accessible by the admin...
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

And preventing hard reset? Remove resistor & jumper?
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

We'd like to restrict any kind of re-configuring possibilities by a client. Once a CPE has been set up, it must not be accessible at all by a client - only by ourselves for re-programming/whatever. I do not want any possibility of the board being reset and reconfigured in unauthorised applications, ...
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

What's the possibilty of including a 'disable hardware reset' switch in future versions of MT? ;) :twisted:
(with a warning of "disable at your own risk!")

Regarding the serial port - I guess one could just disable it in the OS rather than de-soldering it? Would this work?
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

no - I don't mean complete lock - only lock to unauthorised access.

Obviously us as the suppliers would retain admin rights...
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

netinstalling it will always clear away your settings, unless you also solder off the serial port and deny admin access (so that he can not turn on boot from network :)
Good thing you mentioned that - hadn't thought of netinstall/serial
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Locking access to routerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Locking access to routerboard

Does anyone have any idea how one might 'lock' a routerboard from being accessible to anyone unauthorised? The reason we need this is we are migrating to a licensed band, and don't want anyone poking around and re-using boards/cards purchased from us in our band in unauthorised applications. You kno...
by GWISA
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Hotspot over bridge issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Stupid question - you had a route to either side subnet on both sides? Pinging etc all worked ok?
by GWISA
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti 600 mw card out for 2 and 5 Ghz
Replies: 59
Views: 13080

Hi Mike,

I see on the spec sheet there is an alternative frequency range in brackets - can you tell me more? Is that the full operating range?
We're desperately looking for cards that'll do the upper 2.4GHz to lower 2.5GHz...
by GWISA
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3 Yagi's instead of 1 Omni??
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

We want to do something similar - multiple radios running more directional antennas with PPPoE authentication. I'm experimenting with a new site using 2 radios on the same channel & SSID and bridged. PPPoE server is then on this bridge, to avoid disconnects if the client hops from one antenna to the...
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