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by CarulloS
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any
Replies: 14
Views: 4633

Re: MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any

Now I know why everyone was saying - its probably an MTU problem no matter what doesn't work in MPLS. Because it probably is :)

Take note: Don't buy Tripplite fiber media converters - they only support 1504 MTU. And x86 routers just don't play well with MPLS. Two lessons learned so far...

Thanks
by CarulloS
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any
Replies: 14
Views: 4633

Re: MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any

Thanks for those who have taken the time to help out - we appreciate it. Ok, so we have made lots of progress. Most of which involves setting up lots of equipment in the lab to replicate out network and we were able to reproduce the problem and find the solution in the lab, which is excellent - love...
by CarulloS
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any
Replies: 14
Views: 4633

MPLS issue need immediate help if you can offer any

Kinda in a bind... having an mpls issue where when we are turning up on portion of our network the bandwidth goes from 300Mb to 2Mb instantly when a router in path has mpls on. MTU sizes all set and tested with ping and DF flag across paths. Any ideas? Thanks for your time... Bit more info: ROS 6.6 ...
by CarulloS
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changelog RouterOS 6.6
Replies: 33
Views: 14872

Re: Changelog RouterOS 6.6

Nov 6 10:23 build we loaded on cloud core this morning and it kernel panic and reboot after a couple of hours. Prior to that 6.2 ran since it was released until today FYI. Don't have any more details my coworker sent in sip out to support. After the one reboot I think it's been ok. A hope 6.6 final ...
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 freeze
Replies: 49
Views: 14673

Re: RB2011 freeze

We are seeing the same issues with the 2011 new routers we have. All ports go into switch mode and router is not visible via winbox or IP neighbors from adjacent routers.

We are upgrading to ROS 6.2 now but has anyone been able to confirm whether this has fixed the issue or not?

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: TCP performance
Replies: 74
Views: 26344

Re: TCP performance

We are also seeing issues with single stream performance with tcp. Multiple connections and udp full speed single connection tcp testing a small fraction of what it should be. Have not identified problem yet...
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CLOUD CORE ROUTER
Replies: 1374
Views: 1015746

Re: CLOUD CORE ROUTER

I posted this in another thread and I don't want to repeat it here. Not sure if it should have gone under this thread for CCR, but... Here is the link: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75259 Basically, I changed CCR MTU size and it caused kernel panic and rebooted. Want to make sure its...
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changed MTU in 6.2 caused kernel panic / reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Changed MTU in 6.2 caused kernel panic / reboot

Changed on port eth12 of CCR1036-12G-4S which did not have ethernet link (was just playing to make sure large MTU wasn't problem) I think I changed it to: L2MTU 5000 and MTU 5000 and it took it but it stumbled a bit and traffic flows on all ports dropped for a few seconds. I then changed it back to ...
by CarulloS
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: routeros 6.2 changelog
Replies: 61
Views: 16470

Re: routeros 6.2 changelog

Thanks for providing the link to the pre-release builds. Is there a pre-release changelog that is updated - even if not kept up to date daily - that kinda shows whats been done since previous build? Can someone provide a link for it if it exists please... thanks
by CarulloS
Mon May 28, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tunnel Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Tunnel Performance

Afternoon All, We've got a few locations that we service with a dedicated connection of ours. We extend OSPF to our router on site..etc.etc.. If the customer would like. We let them purchase a cable connection from the local cable company for backup. We create a EOIP or GRE tunnel over this cable co...
by CarulloS
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help me beat the competitor
Replies: 16
Views: 2450

Re: Help me beat the competitor

STE,

Would you mind shooting me an email outside this forum please. I would like to ask you a few questions regarding our post here.

Thanks scott at flhsi dot com
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64357

Re: RB1100

Furthermore... are you telling me that setting the flagship routerboard gig port hard set to 1000fdx is not an option? I've never had that problem with any other GB router or switch ever. Please clarify maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to say. Thanks.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64357

Re: RB1100

Well then I think you would agree if it HAS to be on to work then I should not have the option to change it and lock the router up... Do you agree?

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64357

Re: RB1100

Seeing port issues here too. Set port 11 to autonegotiation off 1000mb fdx and router locked up and i had to drive to tower to reboot it. Something weird with the GB ports not behaving properly. Have not heard from tech support. Hopefully the fix is out soon so the flagship routerboards actually wor...
by CarulloS
Wed May 26, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64357

Re: RB1100

Hello, Have question about this unit. The switch port groups kinda confuse me on this product. I want to be sure that every port can be setup as routed interfaces with different IPs on each... This is possible like every other routerboard right? Hopefully the switch ports do not prohibit this usage ...
by CarulloS
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mikrotik v4.4 wireless is worse than ever
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

Re: mikrotik v4.4 wireless is worse than ever

Normis, vlada or whoever that was said they did not use 3.30-test just 3.30. I have heard this dozens of times from many different people in many different areas. Some good things happened from 3.30 to 3.30 wireless test as far as nstream goes with polling I know but I think some bad things happened...
by CarulloS
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287302

Re: 802.11n

Heck, at this point even an acknowledgment that there are some issues being worked through by MT on this topic would be more comforting than silence... Look at how long ago there was a MT post to this topic...

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

I can safely say that you are probably the only person on this thread using a 133c with 4.x and nstream on a ptp link. Problem still exists for the rest of us.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30
Replies: 38
Views: 8710

Re: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30

works for me on win7 on multiple computers. Check your settings.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

A lot of people have problems with nstream and 4.x not just the small number of people on this thread. The list is much larger... Mikrotik's consultants know about it too and they work with lots of people consulting with MT.

Scott
by CarulloS
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Its about time for a MT rep to chime in again on this as we have heard nothing for some time.

You guys send some emails with info to support to might help get some quicker attention as well.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Well they just came out with upgrade today and it doesn't mention anything about nstream. As far as I know a problem has not been acknowledged even though many users have reported the same findings... Hopefully some day the results will be better.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual NStream specific questions (IMPORTANT & TIME SENSITIVE)
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Dual NStream specific questions (IMPORTANT & TIME SENSITIVE)

On a dual nstream setup I know you set one card to tx and one card to rx on each end on different frequencies. My questions are... a) can i use two completely different cards for this, like xr2 and xr5 in each so a radio on one side would receive all data on 5.8ghz and transmit all data on 2.4ghz? b...
by CarulloS
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

I too have had some recent issues with some links but I cannot say where the problem orginates from - whether its interference or ROS 4.1 upgrade. I have not downgraded and really don't want to. Just wanted to mention that I have seen changed on many of my links in the past week in different areas t...
by CarulloS
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30
Replies: 38
Views: 8710

Re: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30

FYI as I stated previously I updated the router directly with netinstall 4.1 and ROS 4.1 and when is said services starting in console it stopped responding to anything and all ethernet lights went on and off blinking simultaneously. It took me 10 times before netinstall worked but it did get past t...
by CarulloS
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30
Replies: 38
Views: 8710

Re: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30

You guys sleep? lol
by CarulloS
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30
Replies: 38
Views: 8710

Re: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30

Hey Normis, I sent in supout on this router while running 3.30 before upgrade to 4.1. Ticket#2009101966000057 Yes, licensed was updated and it has the most recent firmware with 3.30. As soon as upgrqade through normal winbox means or via netinstall to 4.1 as soon as starting services shows up in con...
by CarulloS
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8406

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Send supout.rif to support before and after let them look at the data..

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30
Replies: 38
Views: 8710

RB450G upgrade failed with ROS 4.1 from 3.30

I have only upgraded 2 RB450G routers and one of them worked fine and the other resulted in long night to replace at tower site. After the upgrade, as soon as the RB booted with two beeps and starting services in console window all ethernet lights began to flash on and off at the same time and it st...
by CarulloS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.20>4.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: 3.20>4.0

While that may work its not desirable. I want an upgrade to be flawless and boring like the rest of them - I don't like ROS excitement on my upgrades - surprises either. Thanks for the thought though...

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.20>4.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: 3.20>4.0

One thing Nick didn't mention was the fact that 100% of our upgrades from v3 to v4 failed with WAN disabled. Not just 4 out of many - but the only 4 attempted all had this problem so it should be real easy to reproduce. I'd rather not keep reproducing it myself though cause it takes much more effort...
by CarulloS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4 released
Replies: 38
Views: 3495

Re: RouterOS v4 released

Normis wrote
ALL RouterOS installations with legitimate RouterOS Keys can now upgrade to v4
Can you clarify... I have some 2.9.50 installs I tried to upgrade to v4 and I can't because it tells me so when I try in the log.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Praise RouterOS 4.1
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Praise RouterOS 4.1

I had several problems with 4.0 upgrades... namely loosing WAN interface settings everything set to default and interface disabled) Was that fixed in 4.1 or is it because I went from 3.20 to 4.0 or because these boards all had extra-channels licenses or anyone have any other ideas? Its a bad time to...
by CarulloS
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP 3.30 Routing-Test experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: BGP 3.30 Routing-Test experience

Running without problem - 2 bgp routers also talk ospf internal been fine for a week now.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33300

Re: Nstreme test package

Yes but your post has nothing to do with this thread.
by CarulloS
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287302

Re: 802.11n

What exactly does the HT AMPDU settings do on the bottom with all the check boxes. I have been leaving mine default as I do not see any difference selecting them or not. Thanks
by CarulloS
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: x86 and 1Tb hdd dont work
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: x86 and 1Tb hdd dont work

Seems ridiculous to put a 1tb disk in a router. Just my 2 cents.
by CarulloS
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Upgrading to extra-channels on ROS V4beta
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Re: Upgrading to extra-channels on ROS V4beta

I'm looking for this answer as well...

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 4.0b4 and MPLS/VPLS on RB411 Level 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: 4.0b4 and MPLS/VPLS on RB411 Level 3

There is no mpls package in the list and the full single file package was installed. What now?
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Is connection tracking required for OSPF routers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Is connection tracking required for OSPF routers?

Was an OSPF issue.... Just need to know that works with contrack off
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Is connection tracking required for OSPF routers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Is connection tracking required for OSPF routers?

In the past (last year) I know I had some issues when connection tracking was off on my routers so I have just been leaving it on since then. I'd like to revisit if it is required though because I prefer to turn it off on all routers to decrease system utilization. No NAT, just straight up routing o...
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 4.0b4 and MPLS/VPLS on RB411 Level 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

4.0b4 and MPLS/VPLS on RB411 Level 3

Not able to find it in winbox or cli is this a license issue or am I having an old age issue or other?

thanks
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287302

Re: 802.11n

All tests were from pc to pc through link I'm suggesting windows btest program has problem not the link but that is bad because lots of people use it and many have said they can't get more than 27 mb or so throughput. Just wanted to bring this to your attention I had thi problem on 4 different compu...
by CarulloS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287302

Re: 802.11n

I have been testing wireless N over a link between two rb411's with R52N cards. I have found that with btest running from computer to computer through the N link I can ever only get 27MB throughput. I looked at settings (like max connections) in btest and no matter what I changed differing results.....
by CarulloS
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I am attempting to use MPLS / VPLS tunnel instead of EoIP to test preformance / throughput. I have never done anything with mpls or vpls and cannot seem to even find it in the winbox or terminal interfaces on the RB411 boards I'm testing with. Is this a licensing problem (level 3) or am I just missi...
by CarulloS
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we PLEASE leave the menu orders ALONE?
Replies: 30
Views: 5224

Re: Can we PLEASE leave the menu orders ALONE?

You probably still ride a horse to work too...
by CarulloS
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wds + nstream
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: wds + nstream

One ap-bridge or just bridge.
Other one station wds
creat bridge on both and add ether interface and wlan interface
On wireless wds tab choose dynamic and select bridge1

It just works.... lots of notes on how to do this in the forum

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any chance of reintroducing the H323 telephony module to V4?
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Any chance of reintroducing the H323 telephony module to V4?

I hope MT does not try to add any PBX related functions in their ROS. My opinion. If you want to do this run linux in a VM and do what you like.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I'll make an educated guess as far as the power goes with the N cards... With one chain (antenna) output at say 9db - add another chain with equal output you end up with 12db (not 19db) Anytime you double your power you get 3db more gain / output. I believe that's why you can only get the max power ...
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I should have mentioned... Just use EOIP or another alternative to WDS with N, does the exact same thing functionally and works perfect.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

Write off WDS and N its slower than not using N so there is no point. Either use WDS and B/G/A or use N without WDS. After testing it I can tell you they don't mix.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Polarization Antenna Connection Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Dual Polarization Antenna Connection Question

With R52N running in 5Ghz N mode only hooked to dual polarized antenna are the two radios talking to one another (for backhaul for instance) the antenna connections are supposed to be the same on both sides? Radio A R52N connector 1 to H connector 2 to V Radio B R52N connector 1 to H connector 2 to ...
by CarulloS
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best performance with 802.11n as transparent bridge ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Best performance with 802.11n as transparent bridge ??

I have just been playing with some of this stuff this evening. I had this config: Bridge in wireless setting create new eoip interface from wan to wan on other radio ip create new bridge, add eth1 and eoip tunnel next radio station in wireless setting create new eoip interface from wan to wan on oth...
by CarulloS
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

No I have not had my questions answered. I do have some gear that I have been testing / learning with so I am making progress but getting simple answers to questions seems hard to come by when it should be easy and painless :) Especially on a vendors forum...

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N

I understand this, what I am wondering is how much bandwidth I can get using WDS and N wireless...

10MB, 50MB, 100MB etc....

Once I know the limitation I can decide whether I need to go fster or can just use WDS the way it is with N and still have the BW I require.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

What is WDS limitaiton with Wireless N

This article references a WDS limitation and suggest MPLS as a more efficient way to brodge traffic across N wireless link: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transparently_Bridge_two_Networks_using_MPLS The WDS limitation has been mentioned in several other threads as well discussing wireless N throughp...
by CarulloS
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

I'm not real sure whos replying to who, but in case the past two responses were for me I'll ask again since no answer yet regarding my question, which I'll quote, was: I'd like to know the answer to this original question as well. They are basically specd the same so if you put the r52n in non-mimo ...
by CarulloS
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ups !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 7637

Re: ups !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, over here we don't have any of those lol

APC / Cyberpower / Tripplite / Belkin / Minuteman

Thats the list I come up with...
by CarulloS
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: several ntp issues
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: several ntp issues

I'm just curious... Why does it matter if your AP, client radio, or router is a second off?

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I'm not opposed to anything, I'd just like some answers to my questions please.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Re: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I have another question to add to the N list... If I use new N cards for backhaul link that will replace existing link using 5Ghz R52 with Bridge-StationWDS settings then what is the speed limitation with N and WDS that I read about? I understand there is a limitation but I'm wondering exactly what ...
by CarulloS
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

Normis it would have talen the same amount of effort to answer the question. You kill me sometimes :) Yes I did read them. You said the H means high power. duh. The spec sheet says R52N has same output power as R52H. Therefore I am still wondering wtf. Your answer would suggest the spec sheet is inc...
by CarulloS
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...
Replies: 22
Views: 2821

Some 802.11n Questions I'd like answers on...

I may have missed answers in the forum somewhere but after reading through most of what I could find I am still left with some questions... 1) If I were to purchase some new N minipci cards to use what would you all recommend (those who have had a chance to spend some time on testing them) 2) Can a ...
by CarulloS
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Benefits of using R52H for wireless g as compared to R52N?

I'd like to know the answer to this original question as well. They are basically specd the same so if you put the r52n in non-mimo mode (if possible I haven't messed with these at all) what would be the difference?

Thanks
by CarulloS
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes

You guys are a little too defensive sometimes :) I see nothing wrong with suggesting there is two or more devices with same apparent problem. Example: I just loaded new ROS on RB600 and all my settings are gone. Hey, I have same exact problem, I loaded new ROS on RB493 and lost all my settings. Yeah...
by CarulloS
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Help with BR450G - it loosing WAN every 5-15 minutes

I have seen same problem but its not consistent. The one thing I noticed was that it only happened when negotiated at GB so manually setting interface to 100FDX made the problem go away for me.. try that to see results if your problem is on GB
by CarulloS
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: best practice for lightning protection
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: best practice for lightning protection

SurferTim, I'm just a few hours north of you - I understand (real world any way - your theory and understanding of electricity exceeds my own) what you have said and have had similar experiences. Nothing beats having little or no ground with a nice grounded lightning rod near by - even if you use AC...
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: CDP Doesn't Work
Replies: 5
Views: 3180

Re: CDP Doesn't Work

I see HP equipment with the latest version on the network? Maybe Cisco adding some extra info thats not standard, would not surprise me. Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's the deal with v3.25?
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: What's the deal with v3.25?

There were some routerboard issues with the 25 release that made them pull it until 26 released any day now. I too had bgp issue and upgraded to the 25 release and it works better now. I'd just wait and you should most likely see the next release this week. If you are in a rush ask for someone to pr...
by CarulloS
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G running at GB network speed on ports cause issues - ?
Replies: 1
Views: 492

RB450G running at GB network speed on ports cause issues - ?

Unconfirmed but I'm starting to get that feeling... Had a few circumstances where we used rb450g router and the computers actually had gb interfaces and we experienced intermittent outages accessing the router. Changing either the computer of the router interface to manual speed/duplex of 100fdx fix...
by CarulloS
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: consensus of community re: best RouterOS for OSPF
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: consensus of community re: best RouterOS for OSPF

I have my entire network running 3.24 without issue.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed May 27, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HTTP Whitelist Access Requirement
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: HTTP Whitelist Access Requirement

Come on serjegs, did you even read what I typed? I have exactly the requirements and have not used MT proxy before si I'm just asking how/if I can do this in MT: Allow access to only whitelisted entries -- and non-whitelisted links on a whitelisted site they are able to get to.... For example: White...
by CarulloS
Wed May 27, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: short wireless PTP link - max throughput
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: short wireless PTP link - max throughput

If you can't get about 60mb TCP from 5Ghz Turbo then you have interference or other issue even with 411 and good 5Ghz card. You can get 35MB TCP from 20Mhz channels and 411 board.

BobcatGuy's numbers are about half what is possible with that gear...

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed May 27, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS Basic Compatibility Question
Replies: 1
Views: 947

MPLS Basic Compatibility Question

If I have a cisco router from ATT providing MPLS termination of 20 remote sites can the MT router replace the cisco one?

I have no idea how the circuit is physically terminated at this facility - for sake of this question lets say ethernet.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Wed May 27, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: HTTP Whitelist Access Requirement
Replies: 3
Views: 855

HTTP Whitelist Access Requirement

I need to have access to web content restricted to a whitelist of entries. It is requested that any link from a whitelisted page also work even if it itself is not whitelisted. A custom linux proxy was programmed for this but I'm trying to duplicate functionality on MT if possible or find another so...
by CarulloS
Thu May 14, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Multiple Default Route Problem / Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5940

Re: OSPF Multiple Default Route Problem / Question

My problem isn't the route list it's the fact that the one with the failover internet connection has a higher ospf cost but since it's local it uses that instead of the primary ospf route that all the other routers use.
by CarulloS
Sat May 09, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Multiple Default Route Problem / Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5940

OSPF Multiple Default Route Problem / Question

ROS 3.23 Have ospf running on say 10 routers, all connected with multiple routes to each, all in same area 0.0.0.1 Main ospf router with local interface to internet router has: default static route ospf setting of general/redistribute default route/always type 2 with default route metric set to defa...
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ros 3.23 having significant negative impact
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: Ros 3.23 having significant negative impact

Another guy said that 3.23 was the best ROS version he's ever used with mixed bag of clients lol - what a difference in opinion... You guys should compare notes.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Advantages
Replies: 17
Views: 2719

Re: Nstreme Advantages

RK... Latest release 3.23 or latest wireless-test?

I dont use a framer policy and seems to work fine... what would be advantage of using one over not...
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Problem with redistributing connected routes
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: OSPF Problem with redistributing connected routes

Please provide ROS version...
by CarulloS
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR7
Replies: 26
Views: 7183

Re: XR7

Any update on this?

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB493AH and ROS 3.20 Winbox Torch Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

RB493AH and ROS 3.20 Winbox Torch Problem

Confirmed on multiple routers in the field... Run torch and after about 5 seconds the torch window that shows traffic connections etc goes completely blank and stays that way for any interface. Firmware included with 3.20 installed on RB.

Others please confirm if possible.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Experience with RouterOS 3.22
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Re: BGP Experience with RouterOS 3.22

How is it going?
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G is here!
Replies: 41
Views: 22545

Re: RB450G is here!

Any word on throughput issue?
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411A?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: RB411A?

yes
by CarulloS
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Wan Failover with 1:1 NAT to Internal LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: 2 Wan Failover with 1:1 NAT to Internal LAN

I can't use gateway ping check, has to be another ip on same subnet as pbxservice. Just because I can get to gateway doesn't mean I can get to pbxservice out on internet. I understand default routes... I have two WAN links therefore require two default gateways that are either managed by routing mar...
by CarulloS
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 Wan Failover with 1:1 NAT to Internal LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

2 Wan Failover with 1:1 NAT to Internal LAN

I've looked at wan failover wiki and forum examples - what I am looking for is a bit different and it got complex during implementation. Any help from those with more experience with this would be great. RB333 eth1 = WAN1 w/static IP xxx.Global1.xxx eth2 = WAN2 w/static IP xxx.Global2.xxx eth3 = LAN...
by CarulloS
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 13377

Re: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?

So just for my testing info -- and to clarify... RouterOS 3.20 or later has full DFS2 functionality and should work in a similar manner to any DFS2 certified system? Its just not gone through the formal certification process yet right, but it should work fine? And... turning on DFS support enables t...
by CarulloS
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 13377

Re: 5.4GHz superchannel license needed?

This is an important feature to have... I'd like to hear some news as well...

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Performance Ethernet/Wireless
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Performance Ethernet/Wireless

Tom, have you had any problems at all with the 433AH boards? I'm about to place some on towers and would like more feedback. Two issues I hope are different than RB411: Power anomaly (fast off then on - flicker maybe) causes board to sit in zombie state until power off - wait then power on again 2nd...
by CarulloS
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VoIP over Nstreme PTMP not working good
Replies: 19
Views: 3912

Re: VoIP over Nstreme PTMP not working good

My opinion is your ap to client density too high for quality voip services. If you have say 30 / or 15 users per ap do you still have problem? Time slicing between 60 clients has to kill your latency even if jitter is controlled by polling mechanism.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: SIP and others
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: SIP and others

I vote for making router and wireless features better - stay out of phone business :) Having said that... if it worked good then I suppose I'd use it but I'd rather the MT guys focused on having the best most stable router. They won't be done with this job until my upstreams quite using cisco and ju...
by CarulloS
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33300

Re: Nstreme test package

In 3-18-test mipsbe hit reset configuration on wireless and winbox closes and it does not reset. Confirmed multiple instances of this behavior.

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik router stops routing WTF!
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Mikrotik router stops routing WTF!

for fun you may want to /system hardware set multi-cpu=no (i think thats the command) and reboot and see if your problem persists. Just a thought.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 411 probably damaged?
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: RB 411 probably damaged?

I've had a lot of these boards ethernet go bad. Everything else works just no link on eth port. Its toast - rma it one day you may get a replacement.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP

Thanks for the clarification Gerard. This brings up more questions though... Is it then safe to assume that there is no technical difference between selecting default forward on or off if using wds/bridge for interfaces? Not sure of one is slightly more efficient than the other depending on the inte...
by CarulloS
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33300

Re: Nstreme test package

They see each other with ip traffic and broadcasts (ie neighborhood list)
by CarulloS
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme test package
Replies: 119
Views: 33300

Re: Nstreme test package

I posted this already in the wireless parent of this thread before I saw this... Just wanted to put it here too seemed like the right place... Either my understanding needs adjustment or the option doesn't work as expected... Using wireless test 3.17 on ap and clients i check and uncheck the default...
by CarulloS
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Something not right with DEFAULT FORWARD in wireless AP

Either my understanding needs adjustment or the option doesn't work as expected... Using wireless test 3.17 on ap and clients i check and uncheck the default forward option on the ap and it makes no difference. Either way broadcast and normal ip traffic pass to all clients of the ap. From my underst...
by CarulloS
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DHCP on RB411 and MT3.17
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: DHCP on RB411 and MT3.17

255 is not a valid IP in a /24..... It should not be assigned.

MT should know that.

You should know that.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 Ethernet Sensitivity Issue (blow outs)
Replies: 1
Views: 655

RB411 Ethernet Sensitivity Issue (blow outs)

I sent this to support but am looking for additional feedback... Thanks in advance. I know that the RB411 ethernet port is more prone to "blow out" and not work in regards to lightning sensitivity - I've sent back for RMA at least a dozen in the past year and have never had the same problems with an...
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anyone in USA looking for FCC Certified Mikrotik System...
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Anyone in USA looking for FCC Certified Mikrotik System...

If so please email me offlist. I am spearheading an effort to get several different configs (n connector / integrated solution / special ROS etc) certified in US lab so that they are system approved with issued FCC license number. I have done some homework and it is now time to find interested parti...
by CarulloS
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad voice over mikrotik
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Bad voice over mikrotik

kathemeen,

Have you had this cause problems even in routed networks without NAT? Does this setting only affect NATed traffic?

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Power issue in HARDWARE RB411 / RB433 and probably RB433AH
Replies: 31
Views: 13220

Re: Power issue in HARDWARE RB411 / RB433 and probably RB433AH

I had a power anomoly this morning on my main tower and I lost two rb411 boards at the same time when everything else came back up. Please not I have $500 power supply powering everything on the tower at 24v dc so its not the psu - its something with the board. I've had them down all day because I n...
by CarulloS
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3.11: Kernel failure still here...
Replies: 7
Views: 2432

Re: 3.11: Kernel failure still here...

Can you point me to the thread about a power issue problem on the 4xx boards please... I'm going to look again now but I must have missed it somewhere..

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Upgraded to custom frequencies, now i cant connect
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Upgraded to custom frequencies, now i cant connect

ps... only necessary on client sides
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Upgraded to custom frequencies, now i cant connect
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Upgraded to custom frequencies, now i cant connect

You need to add the custom freqs to the scan list or it will not work. The scan list only scans the default freqs the radio uses without the superchannel license. In the box you put something like (this is only syntax example): 5200-5800 (and with comma between you can add more) ex 5100-5300,5700-59...
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5ghz question, trees
Replies: 10
Views: 2567

Re: 5ghz question, trees

The answer is almost always (unless its obvious based on other experience) that you never really know until you try because every environment is different. I will agree with those above and say that do not ever build a new link knowing you have to go through trees unless it is less than a half mile ...
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What antenna for 2.4GHz High gain, as small as it possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Re: What antenna for 2.4GHz High gain, as small as it possible?

Gain is proportional to size. If you want more gain it typically means a larger antenna. It would help it you put what gain you are looking for and what size antenna is desired....

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Servers Running Routeros 3.X Hangs in a Randomly Basis ?

My server works great. Supermicro MB It's all about the hardware. ROS 3.x does have different behaviour than 2.9x on same hardware too I have seen....

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Throughput problem on RB450 - new installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Throughput problem on RB450 - new installation

I have no supporting data other than I have seen mixed results on the RB450. I've seen it pass wire speed for days without a hickup in one location and in another not be able to do simple file transfers without causing connection and throughput problems. I also found the 10mb problem which doesn't c...
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme framer not working on bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Nstreme framer not working on bridge

Aside from the framer you have most likely interference. I know you say the air is clean there but there is 95% chance that there is something you can't see or you are shooting over water or something and having reflection problem. Look at you CCQ numbers. Just cause you can't see it doesn't mean it...
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme framer not working on bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Nstreme framer not working on bridge

Hello, I understand your desire to understand / resolve framer issues with this ver of ROS. I am interested in the answer as well. Aside from that you won't get more than about 35mb throughput with 20mhz channel on 5ghz. You need to switch to 5ghz turbo mode to get in the higher 50's. Someone else w...
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme framer not working on bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Nstreme framer not working on bridge

I have much higher throughput than you with rb411 - about 35 for 20mhz channel and for turbo I get high 50's

this is with nstream and no framer

I think your problem is in the rf side of the house with interference.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: minipci for rb411a
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: minipci for rb411a

In order of power requirements...

CM9
R52
R52H
XR2

That should do it for you - all these cards have long history of performing very well and work nicely.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 150, bandwith questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: RB 150, bandwith questions

Retry your tests with ROS 3.7 - I used that version and the cfer rate was about what you saw with 2.9 not sure why it dropped so much. Upgrade firmware on rb too when you goto ROS v3. There was one problem with firmware on rb150 you do not want to load that one - do a quick search to ensure you know...
by CarulloS
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: prioritize trafic going throught radio bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: prioritize trafic going throught radio bridge

You should treat the bridge as a dumb wire and prioritize / manage your traffic on the devices on either side. Just my 2c

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help

Is there anyone that can take a RB450 and setup two interfaces - internal and external with NAT and run some large file transfer tests? I've had the same problem with two differnet 450's so I'm guessing its reproducible. I used a 60mb file. While transferring the xfer stops with browser connection r...
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help

I took another new RB450 I had in the office and setup simple LAN/WAN NAT router and hooked my laptop behind it. About 50% of the time doing large downloads (I was testing with 60mb file) it aborts and says the connection was reset. This is the same problem at my customer site although their problem...
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Weird Problem RB450 - Need Help

I have a RB450 with ROS3.10 and have updated firmware I have two ports being used, eth1 eth2. eth1 is internet with global ip and eth2 is lan with 192 address ip firewall conn tracking on / nat rule for masquerade srcnat internal network to internet Everything works but when any machine on the insid...
by CarulloS
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb
Replies: 18
Views: 4127

Re: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb

So the rb450 can be used however I wish (not in bridge or switch mode) so long as the eth1 is not 10mb? I can live with that. 10mb not common anyway, just some special circumstances.

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb
Replies: 18
Views: 4127

Re: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb

In my original post starting this thread I mentioned I already sent all info to support. I have not heard anything back since then so far. I assume they are looking into it.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri May 30, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb
Replies: 18
Views: 4127

Re: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb

You missed the part where when there is a 100mb connetion between the two they work fine. When its 10mb they reboot every couple of minutes (both of them)

Since you asked - using 18v power adaptors plugged directly into the units.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 29, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb
Replies: 18
Views: 4127

RB450 ROS3.10 Kernal failure / constant reboot w/10mb

Sent to support... fyi Hello, I have provided autosupouts for 2 rb450s that are hooked together. They are both rebooting with kernal failure every few minutes. Port 1 on each are hooked together. It may be that the connection between them was 10mb - when I hook them directly together it seems fine. ...
by CarulloS
Thu May 29, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks

That worked...

Thanks again.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 29, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks

Thanks, I received three replies with the same answer basically so I'll test it and see if it works. Not sure what I tried the first few hours :)

Appreciate the quick responses.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 29, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks

Hello Scott,

Add VLAN interface to Ethernet 5 interface:
VLAN1, VLAN2, VLAN3, VLAN4

Create bridge for each VLAN interface [4 bridges],
add to bridge ports VLAN1 and Ethernet 1
add to second bridge VLAN2 and Ethernet2, and so on.

The same configuration for second router.

Regards,
Sergejs
by CarulloS
Thu May 29, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

VLAN Question - Tagged & Untagged - Rather Urgent Thanks

I have searched the forum, looked through the wiki, and read the docs to no avail. I do this with lots of gear and with MT have had no luck and have spent hours trying, so if you kow how to do this please share simple steps to make it happen, don't point me at reading the docs or searching the forum...
by CarulloS
Sat May 24, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: wallmounting indoor metal cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2452

Re: wallmounting indoor metal cases

Another idea... If you glue two magnets onto the case you would be amazed at all the stuff you can just stick it to thats metal :) I am going to implement more magnetic mounting systems in my next version of tower boxes. Holds well and is easy to work on at height.

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat May 24, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bandwidth Test TCP 3.9
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Bandwidth Test TCP 3.9

I see sometimes 5-10mb throughput improvement over built in bandwidth test by running through the devices instead of between them. If you use the built-in test just assume they are real world worst-case numbers. What you get should be better through the link.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 19, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 with daughterboard (6 ethers) ports numbered backwards
Replies: 2
Views: 972

RB600 with daughterboard (6 ethers) ports numbered backwards

I bought a case for RB600 with daughterboard so I had 9 ethernet interfaces. The ethernet interfaces labeled on the case are backwards (the ones from 4-9).

Oops.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 19, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

Hopefully 3.3 miles closer and 50 feet higher do the trick. I'll test that next weekend.
by CarulloS
Sun May 18, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

The link is on the beach on both sides. I may try to shorten the path a few miles to another tower I have also on the beach and see how it behaves there... Its too bad such a beautiful LOS shot has such crappy rf characteristics :)

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat May 17, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.9 Problematic Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: 3.9 Problematic Version

I don't have evidence for certain, but I can say that I feel the same as ste... 3.7 solid everywhere. I skipped 3.8 because of horrer stories. I have 3.9 on new rb411s without problems but I've had problems with 3.9 on rb500 boards with daughterboards that work fine with 3.7. If their change log is ...
by CarulloS
Sat May 17, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: limited number of supported interfaces?
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: limited number of supported interfaces?

Some of the previous posters are mistaken... You can have 10 ethernet ports working in a MT router - even more if you wanted. It all depends on your hardware selection and bios options. I have a server with 10 ethernet ports and it has been running without a single hickup since I turned it on. Super...
by CarulloS
Thu May 15, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 DOA Boards fyi
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: RB411 DOA Boards fyi

Of the last 7 rb411s and 411As in the last few days (since my previous post) I had another board run about 5-10 minutes then go dark with no minipci card installed. The other 6 work fine.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 15, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless problem on 3.9
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: wireless problem on 3.9

Anyone else have feedback either way on this topic. I was going to deploy some new rb411s with 3.9 but I don't need to cause myself unnecessary pain and suffering.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 15, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Expert view of eMule vs. toreent connections pls?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Expert view of eMule vs. toreent connections pls?

Implement layer 7 packet marking and que the traffic so you can control it.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu May 15, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: OSPF Help

Also make sure you are not blocking broadcasts between your routers. Some rules or radio links block broadcasts and that will not allow ospf to work.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed May 14, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

Can you show me a circular 23+db antenna for 5ghz?
by CarulloS
Wed May 14, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

I already had/have HPOL and 28db Gabriel dishes...
by CarulloS
Tue May 13, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Re: Link over 17 miles of ocean

The signal is already about -50 when its good - like now. Last night same link was hitting -90

Unique problem :)
by CarulloS
Tue May 13, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Link over 17 miles of ocean
Replies: 14
Views: 2024

Link over 17 miles of ocean

I have a link over 17 miles of open ocean. 5Ghz/10Mhz The link fluctuates significantly in signal strength. One second its -60 and a few seconds later can be as high as -90. Thats pretty extreme. I am confident its not interference -induced because if the history with the link (hard to explain). Any...
by CarulloS
Tue May 13, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good

I never have problems with all my other links too - just this one. Swapped out one side today - antenna - cable radio card etc... will see.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 12, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good

In my case I tried every single freq there was on 5ghz even with superchannel. No matter what I chose it worked great for a while then crapped out 6-24hrs every time. Then I could go scan or mess with something and it would come back up. This one has just been weird.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 12, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High CPU on hotspots in a particular location
Replies: 0
Views: 609

High CPU on hotspots in a particular location

I have two hotspots - one running rb411 with xr2 and one rb532 with sr2. I have the same configs elsewhere but these two hotspots in one particular area are slow to the users and the cpu is unusually high (50-80 most of the time). There is a lot of other competing gear in the area where these are lo...
by CarulloS
Sun May 11, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: 5Ghz P2P problem - disconnections when signal is good

I can't offer any suggestions but I'll add I have a new link with RB411s and XR5s p2p and I have similar issues. Works about -55-60 perfectly 30mb throughput and after a day or so craps out disassociates. I play with it comes back for a good while and goes downhill again. Not sure this has any relat...
by CarulloS
Sat May 10, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3.9 Installation Error on 532A
Replies: 1
Views: 893

3.9 Installation Error on 532A

I noticed this in the log: System Error Installation of routeros-mipsle-3.9 failed: could not create dev/l2tp: Cannot allocate memory But is says its running ROS 3.9 This in addition to not being able to ssh or telnet or open new terminal session in winbox (winbox works) Ack!! I guess 3.9 is still b...
by CarulloS
Sat May 10, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532A w/ ROS 3.9 can't access console error
Replies: 1
Views: 917

RB532A w/ ROS 3.9 can't access console error

In winbox / click new terminal button, get this:

MikroTik RouterOS 3.9 (c) 1999-2008 http://www.mikrotik.com/

could not connect to console, try rebooting the router
by CarulloS
Thu May 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3.8 is out
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: 3.8 is out

There was a problem with RB150 firmware. Was that new working fw for the board included in this release? Didn't see in release notes.

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Tue May 06, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to use only Subband 2 (5470 - 5725 Mhz) of 5 Ghz?
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: How to use only Subband 2 (5470 - 5725 Mhz) of 5 Ghz?

Modify your scan list as well...

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 05, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 DOA Boards fyi
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: RB411 DOA Boards fyi

Yeah, thats why the last 100 routerboards worked just fine. I program every one on the same desk with the same supply. I'm not asking for help, I am trying to find out if this was a fluke or a problem I need to be concerned with. I'm not jumping to conclusions. I've seen stranger things.

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon May 05, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 DOA Boards fyi
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

RB411 DOA Boards fyi

I hope I just got lucky with the odds that out of the last 5 RB411 boards I purchased that two are doa. One shot a spark out when it was plugged in the first time near or at the 2R2 tiny transformer doohicky (right between C825 and L801) - of course after that there is no sign of life. The other one...
by CarulloS
Fri May 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB150 Firmware problem with ROS3.7
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: RB150 Firmware problem with ROS3.7

Thanks sergejs, If you wouldn't mind taking an extra few seconds to tell me how to use the reset button procedure to do what you asked that would be appreciated. That or point me to the actual page that already has the info. I just searched through routerboard.com as directed to no avail. Normally I...
by CarulloS
Thu May 01, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB150 Firmware problem with ROS3.7
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

RB150 Firmware problem with ROS3.7

I read recently (I can't find it now) where someone had a problem upgrading the firmware in the 3.7 release on the RB150. After upgrade RB doesn't boot. I am confirming same behavior. Apparently they said ros3.7 wasn't the problem, it was the latest firmware in the 3.7 that caused the problem. I hav...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433
Replies: 42
Views: 9686

Re: RB433

Yeah, one ethernet and two minipci would handle most of what I need.

Maybe the key is to get pac wireless to make a DCE 10x6x2 :)
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB433
Replies: 42
Views: 9686

Re: RB433

One of the previous posts raised a question... I was sort of imagining the RB433 being about the same size at the 133. Is it in fact the same size as the 333? I hope its not laid out like the 333, its my least favorite so far of all the designs. Also a quick question if I can slide it in here... Wit...
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Superchannel with RB411 & XR5 Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Superchannel with RB411 & XR5 Problem

Actually since my original post I figured it out. The XR5 works great all all 5Ghz freqs I can attest to because I tested it today. The reason it would never assiciate was related to the scan list contents. You have to manually modify the scan list in order for superchannel wireless links to asociat...
by CarulloS
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Superchannel with RB411 & XR5 Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Superchannel with RB411 & XR5 Problem

I'm not sure what the problem may be, but in superchannel with XR5 I can only get normal 5Ghz freqs to associate. Anything in the 547-5725 range doesn't associate. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard as switch is it possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 32981

Re: Routerboard as switch is it possible?

Glad it works, I'll have to try it again with another rb and the latest os.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Feedback with current 3.7
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: BGP Feedback with current 3.7

I was mostly concerned with BGP behaviour... I have OSPF working fine across the board and I make changes regularly. I have 2.9.50 and 3.7 mostly, with a quagga or two in the mix.

I need to upgrade a bgp router and are considering options.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Feedback with current 3.7
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

BGP Feedback with current 3.7

I will have to upgrade a router soon. Should I use MT v3.7 or go with quagga? Its been a while since I asked or saw feedback with current version. I need two full feeds from two upstreams and one internal interface with OSPF advertising default route. I am not redistributing BGP routes into OSPF - o...
by CarulloS
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450 and 411a
Replies: 1
Views: 785

RB450 and 411a

Have these shipped to anyone yet?

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Fan sources for RB333 / other boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Fan sources for RB333 / other boards

Would someone with a voltage meter and a board handy test this theory :)
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Request / Time of Day / Day of Week options added to fw
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: New Request / Time of Day / Day of Week options added to fw

Thats awsome...
Thanks for bringing that to my attention :)

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Layer 7
Replies: 10
Views: 6117

Re: Layer 7

There is a lot of p2p traffic that can be caught by l7 that slips right through the built in firewall filter. I would consider any l7 filter an advanced application :)

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Request / Time of Day / Day of Week options added to fw
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

New Request / Time of Day / Day of Week options added to fw

It would be very nice and powerful feature to activate firewall rules & mangle rules based on time of day and day of week. You could then very easily classify traffic different for the business/evening/weekend crowd.

This would help us a lot.

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Results of blocking tcp ports 500-65000 for hotspot users?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Results of blocking tcp ports 500-65000 for hotspot users?

Would this cause any side-effects or just block all p2p traffic except http type?

All outgoing requests from hotspot users should be going to ports < 500 for the destination for any standard service correct?

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't

Ok, so it doesn't really matter... But for curiosity sake does this mean that all the ones moving forward will or will not have heatsinks?

Thanks for the reply normis...

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF multiple path equal cost route handling
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: OSPF multiple path equal cost route handling

The document you referred me to is about gateway load balancing with route commands. My question only involves ospf equal cost routing between two routers without the need for a gateway.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF multiple path equal cost route handling
Replies: 3
Views: 993

OSPF multiple path equal cost route handling

I have three routers in this scenario (that matter). Routes are for A-B-C and A-C By default with costs of 10 for each route, all traffic from A going to C (and vise versa) go direct and not through B because the cost is 20 with 2 hops instead of 10 with one hop. I have taken the costs from A-C and ...
by CarulloS
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't

Some of mine had them, some didn't - same distributor. Thats why I was curious what others were seeing.

Im in the US

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

RB411 - Some have heat sinks some don't

Ok, whats the deal with some RB411s having heat sinks and some not. I assumed at first that the first batch with L4 license didn't have them and it was added to production released boards due to the better reliability of having it. That must not be the case because I received new ones again without ...
by CarulloS
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ROS 3.7 issue ,unable boot without keyboard on x86 Intel
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: ROS 3.7 issue ,unable boot without keyboard on x86 Intel

I'm guessing its not really related to ROS 3.7

I have many x86 with both those versions and never had this problem.

Scott
by CarulloS
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 Nstreme performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: RB333 Nstreme performance

I've been using some rb411s for backhauls and have been getting about 35mb tcp throughput. From rb411 to RB411 the speed in btest will should between 25-30 but running pc on each end real traffic between 30-35MB.

Thats a great deal for <$500 complete link with full management...
by CarulloS
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: supermicro x7dwn+, intel 82757 ethernet is not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: supermicro x7dwn+, intel 82757 ethernet is not recognized

Send supout to support and they will make that card work if it doesn't currently.

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stacked Antennas
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Stacked Antennas

3db more isn't an assumption - its a fact.
by CarulloS
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low ethernet speed using MK
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Low ethernet speed using MK

I got 40+ in bridged mode between pc and laptop with btest. When switched the two ports into switch mode (set port b to master a) I got xfer rate of 80+

fyi...

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard as switch is it possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 32981

Re: Routerboard as switch is it possible?

This entire topic is useless except as the subject implies you can use ports of some rbs as switch ports that do indeed operate faster than when just regularly bridged. Once you set a master port on the rb and put certain ports into switch mode you ---> can not <--- add an ip to them or otherwise us...
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plastic standoffs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3245

Re: Plastic standoffs?

realistically... I doubt it. But I still think its the best practice to ground it all. Pac wireless doesn't have pieces made and shipped that cost them money if their engineers hadn't designed it that way for a reason. It does not take a long time to drill 4 holes and tap them with a drill. Maybe 2 ...
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 15 KM LINK DISCONNECTION
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: 15 KM LINK DISCONNECTION

I've also noticed with nstream if you don't have any traffic the link disconnects and reconnects randomly over time. Put a load on it that goes away.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Plastic standoffs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3245

Re: Plastic standoffs?

Forepoint... You do not have to thread the hole if you don't want to, just drill a hole (or use pre-driled in like arc enclosure) and put a nut on the back :) Travis... If its working for you then I wouldn't make a deal over it, but here is my opinion: The radio will be grounded via the poe power (7...
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stacked Antennas
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Stacked Antennas

I think you meant to say every 3db you double your range. But in any case, you double your power not your range necessarily with each 3db. I've never had a backhaul where 3db was a make or break, and certainly not had the luxery of of using twice the tower space. Safe margins are like 10db so having...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stacked Antennas
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Stacked Antennas

anytime you use two antennas stacked in phase properly you gain only 3db above a single antenna. If 3 db makes that much difference you should condsider shanging something else to improve the link.

Done incorrectly it will cause you more problems than it would have ever solved.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB44GV or RB44G
Replies: 14
Views: 3428

RB44GV or RB44G

I need one - do I want the newer via chipset card or the older realtek one? Same price, whats your feedback?

I leaning towards the via unless there have been problems...

Scott
by CarulloS
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard as switch is it possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 32981

Re: Routerboard as switch is it possible?

I tried to test it like this - did not work for me.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 & RB564: anyone having experience with that ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: RB600 & RB564: anyone having experience with that ?

Support emailed me and said that so long as you don't have a wireless card in the rb600 then you can use the daughterboard without ptoblems. They said you can use the wireless slots on the daughterboard however. They said they are still working the problem.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF broken in v3.6
Replies: 27
Views: 2289

Re: OSPF broken in v3.6

Janisk says use one version over all routers, as there where some major OSPF changes. If you can check if you can successfully upgrade to 3.6 all your routers as this is IMO most stable OSPF ever in routeros. Are you referring to running v3 on al routers talking together or are you talking about 3.6...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?

Great - thank you for your input. SO in your opinion the RB600/564 combo is good to go and ready for production tower deployment - routing only...

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 & RB564: anyone having experience with that ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: RB600 & RB564: anyone having experience with that ?

I'd like to augment this question with the following: Has anyone used this daughterboard with the RB600 just as ethernet interfaces and had it work the way it is expected to? I'm going to assume that the problem experienced in this original post is from a overdose of radio cards or some power proble...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard as switch is it possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 32981

Re: Routerboard as switch is it possible?

I just did some testing because I was curious about this... Minirouter 5-port TEST 1 (bridge mode) from eth1 to eth5 lan test via two computers through the router with v3.6 port 1 and 5 bridged tcp throughput standard settings just about 43MB max. TEST 2 (switch mode) same test with eth 5 set to mas...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411 vs 133c
Replies: 20
Views: 3178

Re: 411 vs 133c

Thats like asking if there is an 18 wheeled 800HP diesel version of a vw bug available one day.

No. But there is a RB333 and RB600 that are available that are what you just asked...

And... you can upgrade the license on the RB411 to whatever verison you require.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: EVDO Network Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: EVDO Network Cards

If I take a laptop and load ROS 3.6 on it with pccard from the supported list will MT find and configure it as an interface upon installation? If yes does this mean I could take an old laptop and place it at a customer site and give them internet via a natted ROS router (the laptop)? That would make...
by CarulloS
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?

I thought there were some issues using that daughterboard with the rb600 though? I read it somewhere in here that it was said not to use it. What has been your experience using them together?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

No 4+ ethernet RB devices available?

I have a need for many routerboards with more then 3 ports. The high-end 4 port router cost prohibitive for what I need and overkill speed wise. I was using RB532 and daughterboard for 9 ports at tower locations to act as router for ospf and some ports bridged together for local APs to plug into. An...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)
Replies: 29
Views: 11421

Re: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)

Well I know it can work with vista so it eliminates a global vista problem. Perhaps its the particular network driver or the version of vista? I use vista ultimate and have intel nics. Maybe need to start drilling down on the vista version and the nic/driver versions to see if there are similar conf...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)
Replies: 29
Views: 11421

Re: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)

Doesn't matter, I use it like that daily... It's an isolated problem he has
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 successes
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: XR9 successes

Last time I assumed that neither of them worked - the trango killed the mt and the mt put some suffering on the trango too - neither happy.

Thats why I am interested in how your tests turn out. This was a sr9 though not a xr9 and I only tested once.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 successes
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: XR9 successes

I know you can colocate trangos - I meant utting a xr9 in the mix - how does that work?

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 successes
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: XR9 successes

I hope you have better succes than I had trying to get them co-located :)
Let us know...
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411 vs 133c
Replies: 20
Views: 3178

Re: 411 vs 133c

I really like these boards... one one link I get about 30mb tcp one way

If you only need one ethernet and one radio card this is the way to go.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 successes
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: XR9 successes

Hey Travis,

I've found it about the same with twice the throughput. The MT solution seems to be a little more affected by interference and from what I've read on a forum somewhere the lower two channels are best. Id go with 10mhz channel

let us know how it goes on a grander scale

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Compatible: Mikrotik With Chipset P35 Motherboard??
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Re: Compatible: Mikrotik With Chipset P35 Motherboard??

if its a sata controller change the bios options (ahci on off ect) There are usually several modes to choose from, maybe one will work.
by CarulloS
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 2729

Re: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul

Hey Travis, thats why I asked for clarification so there wasn't any room for assumption. Lots of people explain things different ways. It would be best to say: Send: 10 Receive: 10 Both: tx5/rx4 Leaves no room for assumption :) When he says he has 35 send and 35 receive, it could be each by itself o...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.4 on x86 with duplicate ethernet ports under interface
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: ROS 3.4 on x86 with duplicate ethernet ports under interface

More information, easier to see graphically too... http://www.brevardwireless.com/files/mikrotik/dupeth1.jpg changeip... No, it allows me to rename them individually. I am believing that this is ros bug due to the fact that in the irq list it only shows 8 interfaces. In the interface list it shows 8...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 2729

Re: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul

So basically its a 35mb half duplex link... Thats what I was looking for, thanks. I am curious why you chose an exact fit framer policy as apposed to no framer policy or best fit. Can you explain why you selected this configuration or did you just test each possible way and this performed slightly b...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 2729

Re: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul

can you take a second to expand upon what this means exactly so its not mis-interpreted:

70 mbps UDP aggregated bandwidth

Thanks
Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.4 on x86 with duplicate ethernet ports under interface
Replies: 2
Views: 545

ROS 3.4 on x86 with duplicate ethernet ports under interface

I have a x86 router with 2 builtin ethernet on motherboard (supermicro pdsme+) and two pci-x intel quad port server nics. There should be 10 ethernet interfaces but there are only 8 and two of the interfaces are listed twice (duplicated in interface list) Let me say that a different way. There are 1...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD 532A constantly rebooting
Replies: 9
Views: 4095

Re: RouterBOARD 532A constantly rebooting

I have had some rb532s behave this way once upgraded, just put them back to 2.9.50 and they were fine. Never was able to get them to work no matter what. But I did have one that the lightning protector must have been clamping the voltage on randomly over and over when I removed it everything worked ...
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 2729

Re: Tuning the 35MB FD nstreme2 RB333 backhaul

So you are seeing 35mb full duplex with two rb333 using R52 cards?

How has it been running? Well, solid, stable and overall happy?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution

I would imagine he was interested in more than just the processor. What case/enclosure, etc -- basically what system components make up the system you have found works best for you?

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

There is no hands down best antenna for anything. Its like picking a tool out of your toolbox. You can pick out the best pair of wire strippers you have ever seen and try to drive a nail with it.

The antennas listed here are *good omni antennas we have had success with*

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

I looked at the omni I had tonight when I went by office. Its a maxrad mbp 9157 7db omni The first mbp part might be mixed up a bit but anyone that handles these will know what you mean. Thats 7db - not dbi like pw antennas are rated so its a bit more than it appears - maybe 9dbi Any way, doesnt mat...
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP Firewall Filter basic question
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: IP Firewall Filter basic question

Thank you, thats the info I was after when I started this post...

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution

What hardware is that with travis? The RB600 as mentioned or other RB hardware? And was it an xr5?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP Firewall Filter basic question
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: IP Firewall Filter basic question

Thanks Louis, That is what I was expecting. Now for what I was getting to... Your first rule about accepting incoming traffic once connection established with an internet host -- what happens with say a dns udp port 53 request? UDP traffic is connectionless so how will it handle this traffic even if...
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution

danletkemen, did you have any quirks with the setup you described above? I was considering about the exact same hardware for a similar link. How do you feel about it?

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP Firewall Filter basic question
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: IP Firewall Filter basic question

Its not private IP space. Its public routed ips. I know how to to everything you have taken them time to show so far. I appreciate your time, but I am only interested in how to let traffic go out from a server but not let anything come into it.

Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF broken in 3.x?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: OSPF broken in 3.x?

ROS 3.3 talks to imagestream and quagga? Maybe the 3550 is retarded :)

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

The range is completely dependent upon your environment. I was penetrating miles of vegetation. I've gone as far out as four miles with usable links when thre are less obstructions but with a 60 foot tower. With 100 feet and a low noise floor and near los you could go *much* further. 900Mhz really t...
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP Firewall Filter basic question
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: IP Firewall Filter basic question

Thanks for your time, however I was looking for a more detailed more specific answer to my question which is why I provided all the details necessary for a complete custom answer. I use the firewall rules now for a lot of things and I have a fairly good understanding of how they work. The one specif...
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR5 or SR5? Some doubts about XR5
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: XR5 or SR5? Some doubts about XR5

What was the final outcome to this problem pdf?

thanks
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: Best 900mhz Omni antenna & how much DBI should it have

Call Scott at this number http://www.tedi.us/ and tell him You want the same 900 omni antenna scott from Brevard Wireless bought. It worked very well. The only antenna that has compared to it was 3 times the price, 3 times the size and 3 db more gain. It was an antennex or pctel/maxrad something - I...
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution
Replies: 42
Views: 7759

Re: with money as no object, I need a real MT backhaul solution

a -90 noise floor is not a problem for a -60 link - there is 30db difference. If MT had a problem with -90 noise floor then it would be useless. I don't have an answer to your posted question but I look forward to hearing the answer. I think you can safely ignore the "noise floor needs to be -100" a...
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF broken in 3.x?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: OSPF broken in 3.x?

I have dozens of routers running 3.3 and I think it is the most stable ospf implementation I have seen on ROS so far... Must be something in your config.

Scott
by CarulloS
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: IP Firewall Filter basic question
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

IP Firewall Filter basic question

What is the most efficient way to accomplish the following: Setup: 6 ports on router ROS 3.3 x86 One port is hooked to internet where all traffic from outside world comes in (CALL IT eth1) One port is hooked to multiple servers, lets focus on special server 208.208.208.208 (CALL IT eth2) Ignore the ...
by CarulloS
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411/411R Extra LED's ??
Replies: 12
Views: 3297

Re: RB411/411R Extra LED's ??

I really don't see the usefulness of making the lights for signal or much anything else except relay type outputs, I don't have a single configuration of radio / enclosure that I can aim and operate while looking at the leds.

Can you guys really aim antennas while looking at the leds??

Scott
by CarulloS
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstream & Maximum clients per AP
Replies: 29
Views: 7770

Re: Nstream & Maximum clients per AP

Travis, have you had or heard of anyone having heat problems with RB333. John V mentioned it to me in our last conversation. I have been unable to verify this with anyone.

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 in hot tower location
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: RB333 in hot tower location

Somebody must have one of these in a hot tower location? Or am I forgetting its freezing up north because I'm in florida?
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard case hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Re: Routerboard case hardware

The silver ones are always fine, the black ones are always rusty. My original intent was to see what others experienced, apparently its not just me. My second objective was to get MT to spend 2 cents more on a decent black screw once they knew this was happening since at home they probably don't see...
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)
Replies: 29
Views: 11421

Re: MAC Winbox No Longer Works on New Laptops (Toshiba + Vista)

Vista does not stop winbox unless it is configured to do so. I use it every day on vista and it works fine. The laptop isn't picking on certain applications either. Has to be isolated to your software config on your laptop.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 in hot tower location
Replies: 1
Views: 947

RB333 in hot tower location

I have heard there may be heat survivability issues with RB333 boards in tower nema boxes when temp goes above 100 deg f

Anyone have any feedback on how these boards are holding up in hot tower locations?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard case hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Re: Routerboard case hardware

The little black screws are the only thing that gets nasty. Take a close look at them next time you have a chance...

If its just me I'm buying a lottery ticket...

Scott
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard case hardware
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Routerboard case hardware

Am I the only one who receives routerboard cases with rusty black screws (every time 100%) for years or does this apply to every shipment over the high seas? I'm just curious if MT even knows this. Just annoying for new product to be rusty right out of the box :) This is more of a trivia question th...
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF Question about handling a single tower
Replies: 1
Views: 549

OSPF Question about handling a single tower

I have two options (probably more) for router config at a single tower location. I'm looking for experienced input on what you have found best. There is a tower: It has two backhaul feeds Lets assume I have a RB532 with 9 ethernet ports everything plugs into Backhaul feed radios are RB333's with rou...
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF / BGP / Multiple Gateways Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: OSPF / BGP / Multiple Gateways Question

Well since I am the one asking for more understanding I can't say that what you proposed is not correct, but I'll reply to it with my comments... I'm not even sure what bgp multihop is, but I'll look into it. I am thinking really it doesn't have anything to do with bgp at all - just how the external...
by CarulloS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent / pseudobridge on RB411, v3.3
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Transparent / pseudobridge on RB411, v3.3

While on the subject Dennis,

What is pseudobridge used for? Your the certified consultant, have any answers?

Thanks,
Scott
by CarulloS
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent / pseudobridge on RB411, v3.3
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Transparent / pseudobridge on RB411, v3.3

Usually I create a bridge1 Then add eth1 and wlan1 to bridge1 Then in wireless choose station-wds and under wds tab choose dynamic and add to bridge1 If your AP allows wds then it should just work. I've never understood what pseudobridge is used for so while we are discussing the subject someone may...
by CarulloS
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF / BGP / Multiple Gateways Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

OSPF / BGP / Multiple Gateways Question

Hello, I have two upstream bgp peers currently hooked into one router (2 eth interfaces) This router has another ethernet interface to my main MT router with 6 eth interfaces which speak OSPF to each other. Then in the other eth interfaces of this router are individual routed subnets to different pl...
by CarulloS
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question
Replies: 10
Views: 17315

Re: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question

Also, if al that needs to happen is to set the priority of the packets why do I need queue trees any way, why can't I use simple queue and on the advanced tab choose the packet mark of voip (from mangle rules I have) and interface=all and parent-none and priority=2? Will that achieve the same thing ...
by CarulloS
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question
Replies: 10
Views: 17315

Re: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question

Also... I just went to main wiki page again to see how I missed the voip article listed above. I don't see it anywhere. How come? I want to know so I can perhaps find other articles I have overlooked on other topics...

Thanks
by CarulloS
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question
Replies: 10
Views: 17315

Re: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question

So I have a couple of questions now that I read that and implemented this on my router as stated in the article. (I missed that one some how?) Once I have the items in the queue tree, is it necessary to add anything else (like in simple queue etc) or just in the queue tree? Just set the priority on ...
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: standoffs
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: standoffs

Plus NO grounding :)
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 w/ROS 3.3 reboots a few times a day
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: RB532 w/ROS 3.3 reboots a few times a day

This board is starting to reboot a lot more. What is the best way to modify the logging options so I can see when the unit rebooted (log to disk). Right now every time it reboot I see how long it was up and the log gets cleared out - I'd like the reboots to be written to disk so I can see in the log...
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500
Replies: 13
Views: 3723

Re: move from 2.9.4x to 3.x on rb500

I have found the board failure rate (or otherwise issues with after upgrade) of about 5%

Yes, this is a painful number especially with many on towers. It is really the only downfall of this equipment. I have no answers either.

Scott
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade to 3.1 on 532A Now Non accesible
Replies: 37
Views: 5943

Re: Upgrade to 3.1 on 532A Now Non accesible

I just had the same problem going from 3.2 to 3.3 Press any key within 2 seconds to enter setup.. loading kernel from nand... OK setting up elf image... OK jumping to kernel code Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel. I had to replace the equipment on the towe...
by CarulloS
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question
Replies: 10
Views: 17315

VoIP Queue / Prioritization Question

I have a question... I've read the manual, read the wiki and searched the forum... I've done my homework but I have a brain fart when it comes to queues for some reason - most likely because I have never implemented them even once before. So the first time I beg your patience in holding my hand and ...
by CarulloS
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532 w/ROS 3.3 reboots a few times a day
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

RB532 w/ROS 3.3 reboots a few times a day

I've sent in a supout but have heard nothing back yet. Its a pre-v5 RB532 with daughterboard. It never did this running up to ROS 2.9.50 but since v3 upgrade it has. No other equipment I have does this, just this one. Its been running a year no problems until upgrade so it wasn't coincidence. Oh yea...
by CarulloS
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 24v Power question for RB532
Replies: 1
Views: 995

24v Power question for RB532

I know this has been discussed more than once, but I'm looking for the up-to-date answer. I have 24V at my tower site and I'll be powering the RB532 with daughterboard directly with power port, NOT poe. Which setting should the jumper be on since 24v seems to be at the transition point? Thanks Scott
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