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by killersoft
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Quectel EP06 and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)

Thanks mkx for the eNB ID info. @RogerWilco Consider a EC25-AU as it is electrically more compatible(+RCM compliant) with most MT boards (usb 2) plus it also fully support all the AUS bands(like B28). See(about taping pins): https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Cellular_Quectel_modems_01 That said, I susp...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Quectel EP06 and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)

This is quite subjective, also to note is that the EP06-E is running on the default antenna's on my w AP R ac unit. Also I am currently back in Victoria. I suspect that the B28 tower is at a different location to the other tower doing band 3&7!? So B3 / B7 /B28 .. BAND 3.png BAND 7.png BAND 28.png
by killersoft
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: v7 Linux Kernel version ?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

v7 Linux Kernel version ?

Just curious, what Linux version will/is ROS v7 be running under the hood ?
(Noting v6 is running v3.3.5)
by killersoft
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Quectel EP06 and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)

Nice mate! Finding a modem that works with LTE and not PPP with B28 + Telstra is perfect. I don't suppose you could tell me where in Australia you got the card and what firmware is on it? What speeds you getting with the modem? Hi. I picked up the EP06-E from ebay : https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1838...
by killersoft
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)

Well happy to report that a Quectel LTE EP06-E(RCM compliant) installed in a wAP ac(RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD) tested using ROS 6.45.1 works without the need to cut or tape pins on the card. (I am testing with ALDI mobile(mdata.net.au APN, which uses Telstra Towers here in Australia ). I used this to get to...
by killersoft
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Which CAT4/CAT6 LTE modem has compatibility & reliability?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Which CAT4/CAT6 LTE modem has compatibility & reliability?

I have an ec25-AU. It took me about 15 minutes of buggering around to get it to LTE mode from the default PPP mode ( In the end I actually put it in my latop, installed (windows drivers for it), Connected to the COM port, Putty'ed into the com port and put in the command(as seen on the MT wiki ). Pl...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which CAT4/CAT6 LTE
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Which CAT4/CAT6 LTE

I am running a EC25-AU in a LtAP, its currently running outback Australia. Its with 2x 3dBi Antennas and is working a treat on 3G( getting ~-81dBm). 4G lte b28 700MHz also works well, but getting a better signal off 3G 850Mhz at the moment and due to my extreme tower edge location. My phones I have ...
by killersoft
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quectel EC25 Issue with WAP-R
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Quectel EC25 Issue with WAP-R

Hi. I have the same issue. I'm trying to look into it to see if it can be changed to some sort of bridge mode, rather than the NAT style address its giving out. !
by killersoft
Tue May 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+RM RACK EARS
Replies: 1
Views: 395

RB4011iGS+RM RACK EARS

Having recently obtained a couple of MT RB4011iGS+RM's for install in a rack. I have to say what a poor rack ear attachment design for this router. The router is a nice robust bit of kit, but the rack ear attachment is terrible. Just 1 small screw on either ear to hold this unit is place is just cra...
by killersoft
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why wireless 'A'-mode when I hard set to N-mode [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Why wireless 'A'-mode when I hard set to N-mode [SOLVED]

Hi. I have a bit of a general MT wireless question. I have run MT gear for a long time(10 Years now!) and have seen this wireless link phenomenon notably in my long distance links(7KM's+), but never understood why this occurs. This is notable when I am passing little to no traffic. If I have hard se...
by killersoft
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 38543

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

Maybe its time for MT to consider a parallel "community" like edition version of RouterOS. That open to view /compile "source code" and allows the community to quickly fix issues(CVE's !!!) and add networking functionality as community made plugin's for MT Hardware..
by killersoft
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 38543

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

At some point enough, is enough. And yes, other vendors have other issues. Other vendors may also be more costly. But at least other vendors take responsibility for their products, have a clear guideline what a timely response to a ticket is and implement critical features, that customers and the i...
by killersoft
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: UKNOF 43 CVE
Replies: 223
Views: 38543

Re: UKNOF 43 CVE

While many of you are notably upset about the extraordinary amount of time that has gone by on this issue. I note some of you are wanting to move to new product vendors. This is your prerogative to do so. That said, I will point out the BIG VENDORS such as CISCO are smashed by CVE's problems ALL the...
by killersoft
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Vibration Sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Vibration Sensor

True for that particular situation. But not all installs are secure buildings. 30dBi Antenna's such as the https://mikrotik.com/product/MTAD-5G-30D3-PA can become big wind sails and stress mounting gear that was not obvious when install occurs on a nice day. Also managing sites remotely e.g those th...
by killersoft
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Vibration Sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Vibration Sensor

Hi. I was thinking about how useful a vibration sensor would be for a fair chunk of mikrotik outdoor products. Over my many years of wireless installs, wind is usually an enemy for wireless antenna/integrated WiFi products where the guy wires or structures that mount those systems is not quite up to...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: LAN side bridge forward filtering options?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: LAN side bridge forward filtering options?

Sorry, I don't agree with you R1CH for my typical mikrotik configurations across my campus network. If this was a typical cisco switch(ASIC switching) I would agree, or if I was using mikrotik switch chip directly. I can use Torch on the bridge and or each interface and see traffic 'Forwarding' or '...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: LAN side bridge forward filtering options?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: LAN side bridge forward filtering options?

Thanks dadaniel.
I'll take a look at AP isolation.
As I am not using the switch chip for my ether->vlan activities rather ether->bridge->vlan. Thats why I am looking at bridge firewall rules at this point.

Cheers
by killersoft
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: LAN side bridge forward filtering options?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

LAN side bridge forward filtering options?

Hi. I'm running a small campus with about 40 wifi/ether ports devices(Distribution network) for guests that run behind a MT hotspot/firewall. I run a pretty good firewall set on the main router/internet/hotspot box. I'm putting some thought on the internal LAN side of the network and asking the ques...
by killersoft
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR neighbour discovery problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4683

Re: CHR neighbour discovery problem

Hmm.
Just noticed that too. The CHR shows up in other MT devices, but winbox does not..
Weird..
by killersoft
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

Re: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi

The crosstalk is cos(angle) related so at 90 degrees there is "theoretically zero" crosstalk (in practice those 20-30dB figures) but at any other angle there is substantial crosstalk. At 60 degrees about half of the signal is present. I suspect that is a correct assumption. If you were transmitting...
by killersoft
Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

Re: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi

3x3 MIMO is for local use, where you have an access point in a room or outdoor area and antennas that can radiate in 3 different patterns. The different clients can each have different use of these patterns. With point-to-point, 3x3 makes no sense. There are no 3 different polarization that you can...
by killersoft
Sun May 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

Re: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi

Well. Buy it and try and come back here to tell how it works. I suspect that the throughput will be better with central chain off. But maybe it will be so good that three chain could work independently. We cannot judge before the tryout. Its tempting, but I already use a 28dBi + a 30dBi for my 7km ...
by killersoft
Sat May 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

Re: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi

I hear you, that said, the isolation issue @ 45 degrees must be enough otherwise you would not design such a radio device with 3 chains. The item below is a 17dBi, which they say is better than 26dBi. I think that's pretty good gap as most 2x2 big 30dBi parabolic's have approximately 30-35dBi cross ...
by killersoft
Fri May 11, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi
Replies: 19
Views: 1757

3x3 MIMO antennas >20dBi

Just wondering if someone can tell me why there are no 3x3 MIMO antennas on the market much greater than 20dBi ? I have a couple of RB921UAGS-5SHPacD-NM(triple chain capable) doing about 8KM's point to point, but limited to 2x2 due to antenna limitations(cant find a commercial 28 to 30dBi antenna wi...
by killersoft
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 75319

Re: v6.41 [current]

Thanks Cha0s. I suspect I have 50+ units to manually fix-up when I go to upgrade in regards to IP Neighbor Discovery
by killersoft
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 75319

Re: v6.41 [current]

IP Neighbor Please revert or Alter the NEW functionality of Neighbor discovery. I use specific Bridges/Interfaces ( A management VLAN segment) that see's all devices, but I also have Client Side Bridges/Vlans/Interfaces. I DO NOT want Clients to SEE Discovery Broadcasts. Thus I ask you to Revert to ...
by killersoft
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: remote netinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 739

remote netinstall

Hi. Is there a method to manually initiate a mikrotik device to boot into netinstall mode upon reboot(I still have access to winbox) where I do not require holding down the reset button as the devices are either in other buildings(etc) ? I have found a repeatable bug with a bunch of MT devices(LTE/F...
by killersoft
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is DHCP on VLANs Broken in 6.38.5 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Is DHCP on VLANs Broken in 6.38.5 ??

I think there is too.. I'm having a DHCP issues.
I had a power outage on my DYNADISH(doing local DHCP to eth->VLAN) and now with dhcp 'offering' but devices are not accepting..
It was all working before the power outage... Config has not changed..
by killersoft
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Problem with VLAN

Use current bugfix 6.37.5, or do a full cutover on your second-end routerboard to 6.38.5 This is probably the indirect cause : What's new in 6.38 (2016-Dec-30 11:33): Important note!!! RouterOS v6.38 contains STP/RSTP changes which makes bridges compatible with IEEE 802.1Q-2014 by sending and proces...
by killersoft
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and dual stack (ipv4/ipv6)
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Hotspot and dual stack (ipv4/ipv6)

Hi. I have been running a MT hotspot for work for a number of years(CLASSIC IPv4).. Our ISP has native IPv6 available..(I have tested it on the network, and noted the routeros hotspot service does not touch IPv6 packets, thus client machines can bypass the hotsport service e.g http://ipv6.google.com...
by killersoft
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: CIA exploits against Mikrotik hardware
Replies: 97
Views: 43321

Re: CIA exploits against Mikrotik hardware

Thanks Normis.
Look forward to the detailed response..
Cheers
by killersoft
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Request : MACSec 802.1AE
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Request : MACSec 802.1AE

Just a request for RouterOS to add MACSec 802.1AE
To its existing suite..
Regards
Greg
by killersoft
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Security concern cloud.mikrotik.com DNS request
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Security concern cloud.mikrotik.com DNS request

Thanks for the information.
by killersoft
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Security concern cloud.mikrotik.com DNS request
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Security concern cloud.mikrotik.com DNS request

Hi all. I have a setup, where a MT wireless router is configured without issue on a NON-INTERNET connected network. However, I note from my SYSLOG server that the router reports to that it appears the router in question attempts to automatically DNS request(every 1/2 hr) cloud.mikrotik.com.. WHY is ...
by killersoft
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB921UAGS-5SHPacT-NM Ch0,1,2 Q
Replies: 1
Views: 392

RB921UAGS-5SHPacT-NM Ch0,1,2 Q

Hi all
If I was to buy a RB921UAGS-5SHPacT-NM (Triple chain device), and only use CH0 & CH1 and disable CH2 (As the current antenna only supports vert/horizontal inputs).. Is there any big issues(Other than loss of available bandwidth of course) I should make myself aware of ??
by killersoft
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dynadish weight
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Dynadish weight

Hi. Does anyone know what the weight of a Dynadish is ? (RBDynaDishG-5HacD).
I can find some references to shipping weight(unit plus box weight(which I know is probably .5-1 kg? of cardboard), but not the unit itself.
I am doing some mast loading calculations.
:D
by killersoft
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38 [current] is released!
Replies: 168
Views: 36234

Re: v6.38 [current] is released!

Installed 6.38 to a 50+ device mix of MT routers/crs devices(~50%) and AP's(~50%) from v6.37.1. Had 3x devices die from a 6.37.1 ->6.38 upgrade ( 1xRBwAP2nD & 2xRB912UAG-2HPnD), had to net-install to fix. *** Had ALL 5x RB2011UiAS 2x CRS125-24G-1S give a WARNING in the log about OVERCLOCKED RAM at b...
by killersoft
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: gateway mac 00:00:00:00:00:00 - hEX r3
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: gateway mac 00:00:00:00:00:00 - hEX r3

Not sure, I see your running ap-bride / bridge, which seems right..
Perhaps run a tunnel protocol between end points ?
by killersoft
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Sucessful Amazon CHR RouterOS Test
Replies: 24
Views: 5788

Re: Sucessful Amazon CHR RouterOS Test

Hi, yes I kept it simple. Just pressed the check for updates in the package list(release candiate(cutting edge eh!!), and pressed upgrade). Took less than minute to come back to life on AWS.
Nice and smooth :).
Cheers
by killersoft
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Sucessful Amazon CHR RouterOS Test
Replies: 24
Views: 5788

Sucessful Amazon CHR RouterOS Test

Hi all. Just did an Amazon Web services test of Mikrotiks RouterOS with the available amazon marketplace release of RouterOS v6.34.1. As it was just a test I did an upgrade to v6.38rc15 which went smooth.. I used the t2.micro ( Free tier ) for the test. It took me about 2 minutes from starting the w...
by killersoft
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!
Replies: 321
Views: 55966

Re: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!

Updated from 6.36 to 6.37rc4 on a RB951-2n..  Did the update over wireless, but of course it didn't not come back. I see I should have updated it over Ethernet. I had to manually enable 'Wireless' package and manually enable the wlan1 interface and re-program SSID/frequency etc.. So its like a fresh...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi metal setup
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: Wi-Fi metal setup

http://en.data-alliance.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/antennas-range-patterns.jpg http://www.zive.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=507737282&width=480&height=391&q=100 The RF radiation pattern of an antenna is true for both Transmit and Receive operations. Given you want to cover an area below your an...
by killersoft
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need solution for wireless devices.
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Need solution for wireless devices.

Hi If you use an antenna like this  http://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/DPA-SLANT-R0-151029152145.pdf   then both polarizations are integrated into the one antenna. What you may find is if you enable 2 chains in your netmetal that possibly signal levels from one of the chains(polarization) will be bett...
by killersoft
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi metal setup
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: Wi-Fi metal setup

Probably something like ( if you still have it mounted 10 meters up and a direct connect to your RB Metal 2.4GHz ). http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-24-ghz-3-dbi-black-radome-enclosed-omni-antenna-type-n-female-bulkhead OR http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-24-ghz-2-dbi-omnidirectional-anten...
by killersoft
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need solution for wireless devices.
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Need solution for wireless devices.

Hi, (noted on 5GHz. You should still be able to use smaller bandwidths).. Can you change polarity of the antenna's e.g. vertical to horizontal polarization... Generally if you use horizontal you can get 20 to 25dBm isolation between polarization, depending on antenna design. This alleviates noise(wh...
by killersoft
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wi-Fi metal setup
Replies: 29
Views: 2951

Re: Wi-Fi metal setup

If you mount the antenna at 10 meters, then you should use a 2 or 3dBi vertical, as the radiation pattern of the 8dBi is not good for area below the antenna. a 2 or 3 dBi vertical will be better for areas below the antenna at that height.
by killersoft
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need solution for wireless devices.
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Need solution for wireless devices.

A couple of options are. 1) Use NV2 ( it is more robust in noisy environments ) 2) You could use narrower channel spacing. Instead of using 20MHz use 10 or 5 MHz( If using 2GHz area, set to using G or N mode or combination, but you will need to test in your area and your setup). This increases the e...
by killersoft
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: LOG https:// addresses
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: LOG https:// addresses

Thanks Sob, I take your point on the full URL being encrypted... That said : I note I can see in the initial handshake (Using Wireshark filter ->  ssl.handshake.type == 1) which is the initial client hello message that I can see the requested domain address from the client machine. This is at least ...