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by phendry
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Access List with Interface list
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: CAPsMAN Access List with Interface list

Had the same issue but seems to be working with the latest release.
by phendry
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.5 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 97
Views: 35084

Re: v6.44.5 [long-term] is released!

44.5 caused Mipse and CCR's to port flap.. I'm not sure why, but when we go to 44.3 it stops.. Going to 445 or above, including the latest BETA crashed an entire leg of our network. Ports were flapping that had nothing plugged in to them, and some where BH's were and it would just flap OSPF constan...
by phendry
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: any reviews/comments for CRS328-24P-4S+RM or CRS112-8P-4S-IN poe switches
Replies: 9
Views: 2382

Re: any reviews/comments for CRS328-24P-4S+RM or CRS112-8P-4S-IN poe switches

We purchased a couple of CRS112-8P to test for sites that have both 24v and 48v kit. Many of these sites are solar powered so I needed to test power consumption. What we noticed which was strange was that when we tried to pass 56v to it from a Hex PoE switch it would not boot and the Hex reported ov...
by phendry
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] RB1100AHx2 - questions about the block diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: RB1100AHx2 - questions about the block diagram

It looks to me that ports 12 and 13 would likely each have a dedicated PCIe x1 link. Assuming that the processor only supports PCIe v1.0 or v1.1, then the links would only support about 250Mbps (125Mbps each direction). Hey Dave, shouldn't that be 250MBps i.e. 2Gbps? If it is 250Mbps then that cert...
by phendry
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Two directionals working as one?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Two directionals working as one?

Hey Tom,

Sorry to hijack this old post but was wondering what part of NZ you are in. Doesn't seem to be possible to PM you and hence this post.

Many thanks,

Paul.
by phendry
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate
Replies: 42
Views: 18190

Re: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate

We don't run IPSEC. These routers run static internal routes for MPLS-TE tunnels, iBGP for internal distribution of client public addresses and eBGP for external peering. We also run EoIP to some end clients.
by phendry
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate
Replies: 42
Views: 18190

Re: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate

Please post your configuration!
These have very large configs. What parts in particular are you after?
by phendry
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate
Replies: 42
Views: 18190

Re: HELP !!!!! How to protect Router automatic Mac generate

What issue? There are at least 3 different "issues" described by others in this topic, as far as I can see all of them caused by misconfiguration or other misunderstanding. Our routers have default routes via IP address next hop (not interface) and yet we have loads of 00:00:00:00:00:00 entries for...
by phendry
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

If the route to the TE endpoint is via the TE tunnel then surely the TE will would never be established as the route to the TE endpoint would be unreachable? Not necessarily - like I said, if you use at least partially specified path for TE tunnel, any router in path does not need to have route to ...
by phendry
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

So TE endpoint address must be routed over TE tunnel itself. If the route to the TE endpoint is via the TE tunnel then surely the TE will would never be established as the route to the TE endpoint would be unreachable? Normally you will have routes to remote endpoint of TE tunnel along the path and...
by phendry
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Interesting. I had assumed LDP would run through the TE tunnel. What about for VPLS tunnels established for the router after the TE end point router? With LDP being external to the TE tunnel would that mean all routers between the TE end points would need to have a route to the transport address of ...
by phendry
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Assuming the TE tunnel is established between loopback addresses, do both end points have to also have an LSP to the LDP transport address (assuming this is the outgoing interface IP instead of the loopback)?
by phendry
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

if you use LDP for VPLS signalling, LDP must be enabled only on endpoints not on all routers in path. remote address of VPLS must match that of TE tunnel for VPLS to use this tunnel. That doesn't seem to make sense. If LDP is used for the VPLS signalling only on the end points and the LSP to the TE...
by phendry
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Does the neighbour address have to be the same as the TE tunnels remote address or can it be a loopback that is routed over the TE interface?
by phendry
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

So would you just enable LDP on the TE interface?
by phendry
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

TE doesn't require either LDP or BGP. Had assumed the VPLS shim would be inside the TE shim so rest of network wouldn't see or care about the VPLS shim.
by phendry
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Indeed you can have VPLS tunnel working over LSP established by TE. The thing is that for "simple" VPLS tunnel you need LDP (it works in "targeted" mode, no need to add interfaces) to establish VPLS itself. If you do BGP based VPLS you can work w/o LDP. Completely understand that but thought MRZ wa...
by phendry
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Another week goes by and still nothing to backup the claims that RouterOS can do this. I guess, MRZ, unlike what you have been continuously saying this isn't actually possible or is a bug in the current releases. Could you confirm which?
by phendry
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Yes, you can establish VPLS tunnel without LDP if you have a working TE and yes, remote address should match for both VPLS and TE. We have multiple te tunnels that have been working for years. I've tried a few times to add VPLS on those tunnels but never seems to work. I add the VPLS with the same ...
by phendry
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

We have multiple te tunnels that have been working for years. I've tried a few times to add VPLS on those tunnels but never seems to work. I add the VPLS with the same remote address at both ends of the te tunnel and nothing. Any chance you could share a config?
by phendry
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: VPLS NOT USING TE TUNNELS

Well, all kinds of VPLS work over TE tunnels. Actually VPLS tunnels prefer LSP established with TE over LSP established with LDP. So are you saying that if you have a working TE tunnel you should be able to create a VPLS tunnel over it without enabling LDP? If so, should that be as simple as creati...
by phendry
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik DynaDish 5
Replies: 85
Views: 30816

Re: Mikrotik DynaDish 5

Did anyone already tested dynadish against QRT, i need it for 4 km ptp link with maximum speed of 200 mbits full duplex.

I think Dynadish has more wind resistance, but in performance ....
400Mbps aggregate over 4km?
by phendry
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik DynaDish 5
Replies: 85
Views: 30816

Re: Mikrotik DynaDish 5

No worries. Looks like some resellers may have just copied and pasted.
by phendry
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik DynaDish 5
Replies: 85
Views: 30816

Re: Mikrotik DynaDish 5

DynaDish is for you then. 400mm diameter, 25dBi gain. Hey Normis. You do know that both the routerboard website (http://routerboard.com/RBDynaDishG-5HacD) and many resellers say these are 23dBi gain antennas don't you? Website and Brochure say 25dBi. Also, our antenna engineers say so, I just asked...
by phendry
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik DynaDish 5
Replies: 85
Views: 30816

Re: Mikrotik DynaDish 5

DynaDish is for you then. 400mm diameter, 25dBi gain.
Hey Normis. You do know that both the routerboard website (http://routerboard.com/RBDynaDishG-5HacD) and many resellers say these are 23dBi gain antennas don't you?
by phendry
Fri May 15, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.28 will be released this week!
Replies: 72
Views: 19037

Re: v6.28 will be released this week!

Anyone know what issue "route - using ldp could cause connected routes with invalid interface nexthop" refers to? Any link to any post on the forum discussing this exact fault?
by phendry
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6
Replies: 24
Views: 4591

Re: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6

Rolling back isn't a particular problem. The issue is that there are features in v6 we would like to use which we can't when such a large amount of devices have this memory problem. We have even seen the same problem with RB411AH boards that have 64MB although this isn't so often. What is it in v6 t...
by phendry
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6
Replies: 24
Views: 4591

Re: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6

The cost is not the problem. It's the logistics when you have 400 32MB devices in the field. Rolling back (again) to v5 :(
by phendry
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with caution!
Replies: 112
Views: 63102

Re: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with caution!

DDoS prevention is needed at eBGP peering points to stop the flood hitting your infrastructure. Assuming you have multiple BGP peers in physically different locations it is very likely you'll get asymmetric routing. Nothing suspicious about that.
by phendry
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with caution!
Replies: 112
Views: 63102

Re: DDoS story, or WARNING: use 'conection-limit' with cauti

we're currently using something like "dst-limit=16,96,src-and-dst-addresses/1m40s" - no complaints from customers so far, and gigabytes of dropped traffic :) Hi Chupaka. This limit seems really low to me. Surely if you had asymmetric routing on your network it would only take 2 VoIP calls from a si...
by phendry
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6
Replies: 24
Views: 4591

Re: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6

RAM Issue.PNG
Located a device that was running low of free memory. Attempted to create supout.rif causing router to reboot due to watchdog as expected.
by phendry
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6
Replies: 24
Views: 4591

Re: 32Mb RAM devices and ROS 6

I suggest sending supout.rif file to support As others have mentioned, the problem is that when this occurs the device is unable to produce supout.rif. We had standardised on v5.26 for a long time but as newer boards have been added into the network we have needed to move towards v6. After some tes...
by phendry
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS without OSPF?
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Re: MPLS without OSPF?

Anyone get any further updates on this one? Re-checked in test lab and still could not see a way to force BGP learned routes into the MPLS forwarding-table. Would love to get rid of other IGP and just use BGP for static VPLS tunnels.
by phendry
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: adsl/ppoe all rx bandwidth choked
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: adsl/ppoe all rx bandwidth choked

Sounds like you might be on the right track. hit me off list at paul at hendry dot tc if you want me to take a look.
by phendry
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Load Balancing local proxy
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Load Balancing local proxy

Hey tiernano. Where are you based? I'm looking at adding a US VPN as we are in the UK and can't stream some of the great online content they have :( Is this similar to what you are doing?
by phendry
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: adsl/ppoe all rx bandwidth choked
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: adsl/ppoe all rx bandwidth choked

Hey Matt. Any joy with this? I'm also in the UK and always willing to help out a fellow Brit.
by phendry
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP+ IPSec Unable to Pass web Traffic but trace and Ping OK
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: L2TP+ IPSec Unable to Pass web Traffic but trace and Pin

Hi Tony. Sounds like possibly an MTU issue but did you ever get this resolved? We also use Jump as one of our peers in THN so maybe I could replicate the fault?
by phendry
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Bug. Unreachable route is active in routing table.
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

Re: Bug. Unreachable route is active in routing table.

There will be improvements in future versions. Currently you can use routing filters to disable routes that has unplugged cable with following rule /routing filter add action=accept chain=connected-in scope=200 set-disabled=yes I know this is old and I believe this is no longer an issue in the late...
by phendry
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 released!
Replies: 185
Views: 69526

Re: 6.5 released!

Hello again folks! I got feedback from MT regarding my ticket for port that suddenly stopped to work, a new firmware to upload into it, yet to be done. And disable snmp and lcd at the moment, also yet to be done. Hope it works meanwhile new releases. Disabling SNMP is a sad thing, we had to disable...
by phendry
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limit L2 traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Limit L2 traffic

Technically, throttling and scheduling rely on queuing ;) If we look at the original post, the issue is that 1 client is consuming all bandwidth available on the network. This could mean either this customer is suppose to be able to use the whole bandwidth across the network and the aim is to thrott...
by phendry
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Limit L2 traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Limit L2 traffic

Nothing in those flows show QoS using EXP is not possible. Both WMM and NV2 can queue using info carried from EXP. If abcwarbot issue is QoS further in to the network it will likely be on an RF link and hence WMM or NV2 should be able to take care however the original post suggested it was to do wit...
by phendry
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limit L2 traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Limit L2 traffic

I don't think that is what he is saying but if it is are you saying you can't mark/queue based on EXP of the VPLS shim?
by phendry
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Limit L2 traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Limit L2 traffic

QoS or firewall rules won't work on VPLS.
?? We throttle bandwidth on VPLS interfaces so I don't understand this statement.
by phendry
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47842

Re: 5.22 released!

I did note that this only seems to occur if you disable the UPS before removing. If you just remove then its seems to clear the "used by" state. We needed to access the UPS directly to update battery count at a couple of sites to give a more accurate run time.
by phendry
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.22 released!
Replies: 104
Views: 47842

Re: 5.22 released!

RB1100AH. I had an issue with an UPS that doesnt want to be recognized after a reboot. I tried to assign the UPS to the second port, but the first serial port is still show in used by the UPS. Even after removing all UPS from the setup, I can't even use the terminal to serial as I get an error that...
by phendry
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS latency.
Replies: 11
Views: 4636

Re: MPLS latency.

I see a similar thing also with v5.22 but in our setup every RF link is RouterOS running NStreme with CCQ's ~95%. Disable LDP traceroute shows delay increasing slightly the further away you get as you would expect but with LDP enabled and labels distributed we see first hop increases dramatically bu...
by phendry
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP based VPLS, help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: BGP based VPLS, help needed

If you're expecting PE2 to reflect NLRI's between CPE1 and CPE2, shouldn't you have enabled l2vpn address family to them?
by phendry
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS - Fast reroute. When?
Replies: 23
Views: 7239

Re: MPLS - Fast reroute. When?

Whilst we wait, how are others dealing with quick fail-over?
by phendry
Thu May 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc5 100% CPU
Replies: 36
Views: 34765

Re: 5.0rc5 100% CPU

Please try to install RouterOS v5.14, if you still see the same problem contact support with attached supout file. We are also seeing this on v5 but not on v4. Can you confirm if Mikrotik was able to replicate this issue and if v5.14 included a fix? No mention in the changelog so any information gr...
by phendry
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Real world QOS - tips and tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

Re: Real world QOS - tips and tricks

During this time I became an authority on MirkroTik QoS.
Being any expert, do you have any recommendations for getting QoS to work properly on an N-Streme link?
by phendry
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT wrong system health readings
Replies: 20
Views: 4080

Re: SXT wrong system health readings

Newer boards have different scheme and that has higher precision.
Newer types of board or more recently manufactured? Can you confirm which boards use which scheme?
by phendry
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SXT wrong system health readings
Replies: 20
Views: 4080

Re: SXT wrong system health readings

I'm guessing this doesn't just apply to the SXT's? We have a solar site where the solar charger accurately shows the battery voltage about 4V "higher" than an RB450G and 2V "lower" than an RB411AH. Very strange considering the RB411AH is PoE across 50m of cat5 as I would have thought the voltage wou...
by phendry
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4beta3 released
Replies: 253
Views: 99921

Re: Dude v4beta3 released

can you help me repair database? or migrate to new one without data gathering but with all devices and settings !? also data gathered saves only few records - how it is possible ? but for example saves new devices and etc... Database size issue is something many of us have been waiting for Mikrotik...
by phendry
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude v4beta3 released
Replies: 253
Views: 99921

Re: Dude v4beta3 released

Hopefully they fix both the 2GB limit and the issue with IO affecting polling soon.
So the 2GB DB size limit hasn't been fixed in this release? Has anyone confirmed this and have Mikrotik acknowledged this bug? This is the only thing preventing us upgrading from 3.6.
by phendry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash

With this failing on winXP I decided to try it on RouterOS to see if the 2GB limit is related to the OS. It has taken a while to build up 2GB worth of database but today we started to experience the dude crashing. I am assuming this to be the same issue as the used space on the RouterOS device has i...
by phendry
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash

Does anyone know if Mikrotik are looking into this?
by phendry
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Dude 4.0 beta2 Crash

Working with random access files, you quite often use a Long to store the file size and current position, completely unaware that if the file you access is just one byte over the 2 Gb size, you can cause your application to corrupt the file when writing to it. So is the 2 GB limit part of SQLite3? ...
by phendry
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52Hn strange readings
Replies: 36
Views: 10127

Re: R52Hn strange readings

@zgi Your onto a losing battle, Mikrotik support have now confirmed that the noise level/received signal strength is not reported correctly. They still don't know the exact cause but thinks it's a problem with the Atheros Chipset Drivers. Don't think therefore it's anything to do with your setup bu...
by phendry
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Re: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state

Yes but this is still too easy to miss.
by phendry
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Re: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state

Perhaps a good compromise would be to have an "up-but-acked" state. That is a great idea. We are in the same boat where we have a top map view with various submaps so need to ack alarms we are working on so we can instantly see if another alarm occurs in the sam sub map from the top view. If ack'ed...
by phendry
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 21583

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

can you confirm if you are using NStreme on these links and if so what settings you're using? We had disco problem with exact size but moving to best-fit resulted in no disconnects.
by phendry
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8410

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

I experienced wireless problems without Nstreme being on in 4.5. Really screwed up a day, and pissed quite a few customers off. Didn't realize that the problems I had with a new link established some time ago were related to 4.x, then ran it yesterday on one of our main bhs assuming that any bugs w...
by phendry
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.5 released
Replies: 92
Views: 21583

Re: RouterOS v4.5 released

Still seeing same issue with .11n with 4.5 :( AP is RB411AH with SR71-15 and client is RB411 with R52N. Link is running in 5GHz-only-N with NStreme/Polling enabled. Noise floor -118 with -60/-62 signal, 100/100 CCQ and both AP and client set to 15 for Hw Retries. Rate is happy idle at 65Mbps/65Mbps ...
by phendry
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8410

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Has anyone had any joy with 4.5? I know from many other much larger wisp forums that most who run PTM mimo links with N-Streme are running early beta releases of v4 as this is the only way to get support for the cards and relatively stable performance. Although we haven't yet tested v4.5 in this kin...
by phendry
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6824

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

SNMP has no problems. It is when you use RouterOS to get the bit rates. For me it seems to happen when Dude looses connectivity with the router that is supplying the statistics for a length of time. I guess the Dude creates a TCP session with the router but when it looses connectivity it only retrie...
by phendry
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6824

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

;)
Hey Normis, whilst you're on is there any chance you could confirm this is a known bug that is being worked on and that it is a RouterOS version issue rather than Dude version issue?
by phendry
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6824

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

Has anyone received confirmation from Mikrotik that this is a known bug and that they are working on it?
by phendry
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287373

Re: 802.11n

From my previous post http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?p=163264#p163264 Encouraged by this thread, i purchased 2 R52N and 2 RB411AH to make a 802.11n link and see his throughput. The antennas are 2 flat panel 10° 23dbi with different polarization (H and V). I established a working and 100% s...
by phendry
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287373

Re: 802.11n

What antennas where you using before these?
by phendry
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9814

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

Does anyone else have any ideas on a way to use the priority within the EXP field to prioritise traffic across an RF link within a P router? Wouldn't WMM between the links do the trick? provided nstreme is off? That's the problem. Our AP's and CPE's run RouterOS so we can benefit from NStreme. Anyo...
by phendry
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9814

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

We use NStreme on all our AP's so can't utilise WMM. Any other options? Well, if you insist on doing QoS on AP (that is - QoS on ingress router is not enough), then I guess you should have your AP as PE router and use queues. Currently RouterOS does not have queue type that would prioritize based o...
by phendry
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9814

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

We use NStreme on all our AP's so can't utilise WMM. Any other options?
by phendry
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP
Replies: 32
Views: 9814

Re: OSPF or BGP for MPLS network for WISP

If CPEs are in your control, you can also consider making CPE routers to be PE routers (and simply MPLS switch at the AP) - this would be the most efficient solution performance wise. We where looking at this but wheren't sure of the QoS implications. If the CPE's are all PE routers causing the AP'...
by phendry
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43813

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

Most dishes typically exhibit 25-35db of isolation. We also use MTI dual pole panels (MT-485025/NVH) with no issue as well. (Motorola uses this antenna on their integrated PTP products). Whether R52s, CM9s, SR5s, or XR5s, they all work fine. We have used as little separation as 60mhz between 20mhz ...
by phendry
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287373

Re: 802.11n

I have yet to see a real R52N card work.
Received our R52N's just before the weekend. Upgraded a couple of RB411AH's to V4 and upgraded the license as per the instructions and all showed up fine. Couple of quick tests in the lab showed all working as per design ;)
by phendry
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: icmp connection tracking not working (anymore?)
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: icmp connection tracking not working (anymore?)

Did you get a response to this? Having an issue with 3.22 related to UDP streams at the mo and wondering if there was a bug in 3.22 that was later fixed?
by phendry
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 287373

Re: 802.11n

Has anyone tried this with a dual-polarity dish? Any real benefit/cost doing it that way vs using two separate antennas?

Randy
Hoping to on a 10km link next week with Dual-pol MTi but still waiting for the R52N's too arrive.
by phendry
Sun May 24, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit
Replies: 75
Views: 43813

Re: Dual polarization antennas or two antennas in one unit

My personal favorite is MTI, because it has about 50dB of separation depending on frequency, which allows you to make nstreme dual link with high power cards (maximum power without rx errors is 24dBm) and has very wide bandwidth from 5000 to 5950 - you can find many clean chanells ;-) We have about...
by phendry
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip packing problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: ip packing problem

Compress-all is pretty CPU hungry. What boards are you using?
by phendry
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip packing problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: ip packing problem

(v3.22)
I just tested it on a Nstreme WDS link.
Um isn't NStreme already packing packets into larger ones?
by phendry
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

You receive multicast to your switch (or wireless router). Packets to end-user are sent using unicast Not sure that's true. What if 2 wireless clients on main multicast router where also Multicast routers serving end users? Connectivity should still be Multicast not Unicast. Any more success with t...
by phendry
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

AFAIK every single client will receive its own stream. and so it will be in wilress, so if 2 clients are connected to multicast single multicast group then each client will receive its stream, so AP will TX twice the stream, so each client receive its own stream. So are you saying that if the clien...
by phendry
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MPLS and Routing packages
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: New MPLS and Routing packages

Anyone know if you can use MPLS QoS with WMM?
by phendry
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: MPLS - any benefits for this setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: MPLS - any benefits for this setup?

Doubt it due to penultimate hop popping.
by phendry
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Setting WDS with RB333 and Netgear AP WG102
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Setting WDS with RB333 and Netgear AP WG102

Has there been a big change in WDS between v2 and v3? We had been running 2.9.48 across the whole network and decided tests of 3.11 had proved stable enough to role out on a sector. Unfortunately, 1 of the clients on this sector also had a 2.4 omni on the CPE for outdoor hotspot which connected to m...
by phendry
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

and i said you can only get 108mbit/s over the air maximum meaning 50mbit/s half duplex throuhput which is less than the stated solution above.
"Real World" tests with Mikrotik in Turbo have proved your statement incorrect many times in the past ;)
by phendry
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB411AH
Replies: 7
Views: 2236

Re: RB411AH

They've been out for awhile now...
http://routerboard.com/prices.html
There isn't any mention of the RB411AH on this site ;)
by phendry
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

So has anyone else done any MIMO testing in the great outdoors? It must have some use or it wouldn't be a major part of the upcoming LTE standard would it.
by phendry
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

Am I right in saying that this would be using 40MHz of bandwidth? If so, can't you get better throughput using RouterOS, R52's and turbo (i.e. 40MHz)? no you cant do it with a single radio.. its like 150mbit/s over the air rate... in which you cant achieve it with a single radio currently with MT.....
by phendry
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

well , my point is: 11n is very useable for distance ...

[ 5] -0.0- 1.0 sec 8.57 MBytes 71.9 Mbits/sec
Am I right in saying that this would be using 40MHz of bandwidth? If so, can't you get better throughput using RouterOS, R52's and turbo (i.e. 40MHz)?
by phendry
Wed May 21, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RS232 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Re: RS232 question

Anyone know if Mikrotik are planning to make the builtin serial port usable for this kind of thing?
by phendry
Wed May 21, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: External Input via Serial
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

External Input via Serial

Does anyone know if it is possible to use the serial port within RouterOS for generating alarms? We currently Use some high grade linux based cameras which have a serial interface for connecting open relay device such as door entry systems. I know there are devices out there that can easily do this ...
by phendry
Mon May 19, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

Wounder why Ubiquiti are touting the SR71 5Ghz N card as the card for outdoor PTP links? Fashion sells..... Maybe. Or perhaps they have actually tested what we have all been theorising. My guess is the SR71-5 only has 2x2 format so you can connect to dual pol antennas which would make use of any si...
by phendry
Mon May 19, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411 vs 133c
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: 411 vs 133c

hi, yep got two as a 20km link bridge, goes as fast as the radios will go. CPU doesn't hit full load at all. could really do with a 412 with the 133 layout (opposing dual mini pci slots), ideal for gateways! Bill Single ethernet is a bit of an issue as it would make it difficult to swap out some of...
by phendry
Mon May 19, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n when?
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Re: 802.11n when?

N isn't meant for P2P links... The thread already spells that out...
Wounder why Ubiquiti are touting the SR71 5Ghz N card as the card for outdoor PTP links?
by phendry
Sun May 18, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411 vs 133c
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: 411 vs 133c

have as yet to try two 411's together as a bridge but tests so far tell us we are going to use 411's for backhaul links as they really do push hard for their price and out performing a 333 in this mode with nstreme is a no brainer. Hey Bill. Did you ever get round to testing a couple of 411's back ...
by phendry
Sun May 18, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 specs released
Replies: 12
Views: 3695

Re: RB411 specs released

One card, one box, super low price. XR5s run great on a 411. It will max out a Turbo channel at 75Mb +/- (if you are lucky enough to find the free spectum to run Turbo). Exactly what I was thinking as the RB600's are huge especially when compared to the 411's. With NStreme enabled, what sort of rea...
by phendry
Sat May 17, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB411 specs released
Replies: 12
Views: 3695

Re: RB411 specs released

31-32 either way send or receive and 18.5 both ways. 2.4 g only, nstream checked, polling checked, disable csma unchecked, framer policy=best fit 23-24 either way send or receive and 13.5 both days.. 2.4 g only, nstream disabled I see from the routerboard website that a couple of these should outpe...
by phendry
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE server on VLAN interface
Replies: 3
Views: 3001

Re: PPPoE server on VLAN interface

Did you ever get to the bottom of this? I suspect it may be because you are bridging wireless without using WDS but can't confirm as I don't know how the clients are configured. Are the PPoE clients also the wireless clients or are they bridged through the wireless client?
by phendry
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

Yes, it's multicast.
I know that. Just wasn't sure if there where any issues with wireless being the layer1/2 that needs to be taken into account.
by phendry
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

So 10 clients viewing a 2mbps stream will only generate 2mbps on the wireless of the AP and not 20mbps. Good stuff. Will test later today.
by phendry
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

if AP is at the clients then yes, you should see stream to all subscribed customers
Not sure I understand your answer. Assuming the wireless AP is MT and there are multiple clients viewing the stream, will we see 1 x stream bandwidth or n x stream bandwidth?
by phendry
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ROS v3.0 and Atheros 5416
Replies: 3
Views: 1712

Re: ROS v3.0 and Atheros 5416

the public ROS releases don't suport any 802.11n cards.
When you say "public" does this mean MT may have developed something provately for another company? ;)
by phendry
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik v3.0 with core 2 duo processor
Replies: 30
Views: 9748

Re: Mikrotik v3.0 with core 2 duo processor

It's grate , i am so bad in the hardware and software info , can u explain me with what this router will be bether than this machine with the 2 Xeons - (2x Intel Clovertown E5310 1.60GHz 8M cache, 1066FSB, Quad core) the machine was cost to me $1900.00 i am watching now the old PowerRouter 732 is $...
by phendry
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: multicast routing
Replies: 65
Views: 27621

Re: multicast routing

Hi guys. Is this still the case with v3.3? Also, if you have 3 wireless laptops associated and all joining the same group with a 2mbps stream should I expect to see 2mbps on the wireless of the AP or 6mbps?
by phendry
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Re: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading

of course it's not real
Few. Thought I had missed something amazing in the release notes ;)
by phendry
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Re: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading

?? Are those real results? How is an Atheros AR5213 able to push and receive over 200mbps at the same time?
by phendry
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 Released
Replies: 27
Views: 7934

Re: RB600 Released

They only discontinued the RB532 and not the RB532A.
Even so it would still make sense that as these new boards are V3 only that they didn't discontinue products that work in favour of ones that are still at an RC stage.
by phendry
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Success With WMM
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

Success With WMM

Has anyone managed to test WMM yet? I tried it out on 2 links so far but not been able to see any real results. First test was on an AP with 10 clients. Set 2 rules on both the client and the ap. First rule set the priority for all ICMP traffic to 7 and second rule set all other traffic to priority ...
by phendry
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM Access Categories
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

WMM Access Categories

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows why there are 2 priorities associated with each access category in WMM (i.e. priority 6 and 7 are category voice). The Voice category has priority over the Video category but does 7 have priority over 6 or are they both treated equal?

Many thanks,

Paul.
by phendry
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: WMM with NStreme

We discussed with all the MT guy and they argued that they have to work about it.
So they will try and look into it? That's great news. Wish I had had the time to meet the guys at one of the Mum's. Maybe when they are next in Europe I will have time ;)
by phendry
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: WMM with NStreme

for Nstreme to achieve it's high speeds, it has to ignore a lot of stuff, including WMM priorities.
Are you guys planning on implementing any MAC layer QoS that will work with NStreme?
by phendry
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: WMM with NStreme

Another question I have is if you can't use NStreme with WMM which will give the best results? I'm guessing stick with NStreme for the high speed backhaul but use WMM on P-T-M? Of course it will depend on the traffic but if it is mainly business internet combined with VoIP? Thoughts?
by phendry
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC4 multicast package??
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: RC4 multicast package??

hmmm, yesterday RC6 came out with multicast package, but I can't find where to configure it :( please someone help !!!
Any joy testing the new Multicast package? Just about to do some tests myself but wanted to see how others had done and if there where any problems.
by phendry
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: 100% CPU
Replies: 0
Views: 854

100% CPU

Upgraded an RB532 AP and 3 RB112 clients to RC9. Ran into a couple of problems today with one of the clients so started investigating and found that if I used packet sniffer on the wireless it caused the CPU to go to 100% and when I stopped the sniffer it stayed at 100% and eventually crash. Tried t...
by phendry
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queueing Vlan Traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Queueing Vlan Traffic

In bridge, filters, advanced there is options for vlan (vlan id, etc), then mark the packets in action and create queue in queue tree or simple. Just a idea, not tested.
I'll give it a go but would imagine the same process will be looking for the same mark to queue the traffic.
by phendry
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else

also can try netinstall on CF that failed
Started to try that but netinstall didn't show any license info so thought it might wipe the CF. ISO worked fine.
by phendry
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queueing Vlan Traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Queueing Vlan Traffic

I knew the first reply would be telling me to tick the "Use IP Firewall" and "Use IP Firewall For VLAN" boxes. These boxes where ticked during both tests and the 2nd test would not have succeeded without it.

Any other suggestions?
by phendry
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queueing Vlan Traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Queueing Vlan Traffic

Hi all, I have been playing a little with a new topology using various features of RC9. What I'm doing is bridging the wireless (using WDS) to the ethernet port on the AP then adding a vlan on the cpe and core router either side of the AP. By doing this I don't have to configure vlans on the ap's ju...
by phendry
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else

Yep. Downloaded the latest 2.9 ISO and installed. Kept the license. Dragged RC9 into winbox and box booted fine. Need to run a few tests but all looking good ;)
by phendry
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else

I had a licensed ROS 2.9.48 in a hdd (x86). i upload 3.0rc9 packages via ftp, reboot... everything is fine. I didn't loose any license. Not that easy for me as the CF had 2.9.42 which I upgraded to RC5. Tried the CF in 3 other x86 machines but all halt with the "could not find disk!" error. Any ide...
by phendry
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else

ahhh i forgot to say that I upload packages via ftp. I did that kind of upgrade
But how did you recover the license from the failed CF? I can't upload RC9 as the router wont get to that stage :(
by phendry
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else
Replies: 39
Views: 12505

Re: ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attach it somewhere else

Anyone tried RC9? I'm downloading it at the mo (but very very slow on both the main download server and mirror). Also, how would I recover the license key? Server doen't support net booting and When I plug the CF into a laptop it doesn't show any license info. If I do a fresh install I guess I will ...
by phendry
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless + Canopy Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 7482

Re: Wireless + Canopy Issue

that said, keep them the same version, it works better.
In what way does it work better? It is easy to upgrade a single AP and role back if there are issues (still RC release after all) but if you upgrade an AP and all the clients then find an issue it's a lot of work to role everything back.
by phendry
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless + Canopy Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 7482

Re: Wireless + Canopy Issue

Quick question on disabling CSMA. As CSMA is controlled from the AP end does only the AP need to be running V3 or will all clients also need to be running V3?
by phendry
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PtP Link 65 km and at least 48 mb/s
Replies: 73
Views: 11854

Re:

it should work, but better find commell ones with intel CPU, they're more powerfull, and often offers integrated DC-DC coverter.
I'm going to have samples in next few days, so if you want i can post some results on board.
Did you ever get these in to test?
by phendry
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: WMM with NStreme

IMPORTANT! with WMM can do exactly the same what you can do with queue and priorities. That's not true. With WMM enabled at the wireless level your traffic shaping should adjust to poor weather conditions automatically but with static queues this is not possible. This means that you have to set you...
by phendry
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

Re: WMM with NStreme

2) WMM does not work together with nstreme, nstreme ensures high speed in-order packet delivery. To prioritize packets over nstreme link use queues. The problem with queues is you have to know what bandwidth your link is capable of then set the parent queue to be slightly less than that figure. If ...
by phendry
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

Re: Re:

Uldis, do all clients on the AP need to support WMM for it to be active on the ap? Also, if WMM and Nstreme are being run on the same PTM are there any conflicts with both protocols trying to control the traffic or do they enhance each other? As a reader with high interest in this treath I'm dissap...
by phendry
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WMM with NStreme
Replies: 26
Views: 10379

WMM with NStreme

Hi all. A while back in another thread (http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13980&p=86132&hilit=wmm#p86132) I asked WMM and NStreme but never received a reply so thought I'd start a new post on the subject. Basically, I want to know: 1) Do all clients on the AP need to support WMM for it t...
by phendry
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC4 multicast package??
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: RC4 multicast package??

hmmm, yesterday RC6 came out with multicast package, but I can't find where to configure it :( please someone help !!!
From terminal there are a few options under "/routing pim". Not had a chance to play yet but looks straight forward enough.
by phendry
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BETA Testing and Feature Suggestions for next routeros
Replies: 329
Views: 75308

Re: Re:

Is there any news on this matter? I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really real...
by phendry
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: multicast [ igmp & pim-sm ] support?
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: multicast [ igmp & pim-sm ] support?

Have you guys tried the new Multicast package in rc6? I see a new option under routing called PIM ;)
by phendry
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC4 multicast package??
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: RC4 multicast package??

Tested that yesterday using Multicast and all seems well. Just need the Mikrotik package now ;) Would be really handy to have some form of media proxy builtin to MT so a stream can be multicast across our network then present a standard IP address at our boarder routers to provide uni cast at our gi...
by phendry
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC4 multicast package??
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: RC4 multicast package??

In RC5-6 we will have a working one. description and manual will also be made.
Really looking forward to seeing how you guys implement Multicast support. Will it still make RC6?
by phendry
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB192 and RB333
Replies: 67
Views: 11284

Re: RB192 and RB333

The worst condition, is that when is downloading from 2 different Wlan at same time Mk beta 3 does not support autobalance. in some case one client downloading at 200 kbit while the other client is downloading at 20 mbit. Interesting. And that is definately not due to inteference between the 2 ante...
by phendry
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 5119

Re: upgrade

We are using a CF in ours so it would appear there is nothing common between the 2 :(
by phendry
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 5119

Re: upgrade

What is common between all our hardware that is failing? Is everyone using single or dual processors? Are they AMD or P4?

We had this problem on a Supermicro box with dual Xeon 1.8GHz CPU's and 1G rambus ram.
by phendry
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 5119

Re: upgrade

Hi, I had a similar thing when upgrading an x86 server from 2.9.x to 3.0rc5. When I connected a monitor it said: Loading system with initrd Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel. ERROR: Could not find disk! Please attache it somewhere else. The CF card was secondary master so I tried it in t...
by phendry
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 PtP throughput
Replies: 13
Views: 3274

Re: RB333 PtP throughput

Well RC4 is out. Anyone got 80mb FD ;)
by phendry
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB192 and RB333
Replies: 67
Views: 11284

Re: RB192 and RB333

Does the RB333 have any temperature sensor? If so, will it be possible to link it with the fan so that the fan only kicks in when things get a little hot?
by phendry
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

Re: when new beta? When wireless QoS?

Never received any response :(
by phendry
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7715

Re: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

Why are you using 198.19.3.1/32 as the VRRP address? With a /32 netmask you wont get any other devices on that vlan to reach it. Try using a /24 class C with .251 on one vlan interface, .252 on the other and .254 as the VRRP address.
by phendry
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7715

Re: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

Nope but looks to behave as per design which is the important bit. Just need to test various other parts of V3 now before leaving for a week then roling out on a small section of the network ;) Let me know how your testing goes too.
by phendry
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7715

Re: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

The VRRP shows up as a new interface so you add it the same way you add any other ip address to an interface.
by phendry
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7715

VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

Hi all. For a long time we had been hoping to use VRRP on VLAN interfaces but never worked correctly as the vlan interface always had the same mac as the real ethernet interface it was on and couldn't be changed to a virtual address. Every now and then I upgrade a couple of test boxes we have and se...
by phendry
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Counters
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Interface Counters

Does anyone know if it is possible to reset any interface counters? It easy enough to script SNMP to poll for such things as interface errors and discards but I want it to alarm when there are more than 0 which is difficult to do when there are historical errors from months ago.
by phendry
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD 333 AND RouterBOARD 1000 - a preview ?
Replies: 78
Views: 24423

Re: RouterBOARD 333 AND RouterBOARD 1000 - a preview ?

Is there still no sign of a release date/price? Checked with our distributor but they have heard nothing :(
by phendry
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100 Mbps Link Required.
Replies: 19
Views: 4888

Re: 100 Mbps Link Required.

WDS configuration is the following,
1) set 4 wireless interface to mode=bridge;
2) establish two WDS links respectively;
3) WDS interface should be used as bonding slave.
If you set all 4 interfaces in mode=bridge can N-Streme still be used? If not is there a way to use nstreme with WDS bonding?
by phendry
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12842

Re: Paypal still broke

Anyone had this problem before?
Hi Vince, we are still having this problem. What routerOS version and license are you running?
by phendry
Wed May 23, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

Uldis, do all clients on the AP need to support WMM for it to be active on the ap? Also, if WMM and Nstreme are being run on the same PTM are there any conflicts with both protocols trying to control the traffic or do they enhance each other?
by phendry
Wed May 23, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

Priority 6,7 will be proccessed firstly for outgoing packets, only if you will have WMM enabled link. Will WMM still work on an AP that has both WMM enabled and none WMM enabled clients? Obviously the none WMM clients won't get prioritised but will traffic to the WMM enabled clients still get prior...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12842

For trial purposes we have been accessing the Userman web interface directly and not via any hotspots. This means we shouldn't need any walled garden setting to test (but will when we go live). The fact that get all the way through the process and both company and client receive a confirmation email...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

Actually, to me from reading that article it does indeed sound like "the higher the priority number, the sooner it will be serviced" is a safe assumption to make. In my experience I've found it best not to assume. Although the last centence in the wiki page says "WMM traffic over wireless link will...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

phendry,NathanA I'm not sure you have read this article, but probably it would help for WMM basics, http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/WMM I read that article a while back but it does not answer the question. Do you understand my question or should I rephrase? Interesting that Nathan understands what I'...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12842

phendry, contact support (support@mikrotik.com) and try to include description of the problem and as much information as you can (at least information with answers to Uldis post). Will do but just so you know all payment attempts show the following status: trans-start=may/04/2007 12:05:20 trans-end...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: when new beta? When wireless QoS?
Replies: 29
Views: 6960

At present we use traffic marking and queue trees to deliver reliable QoS however this does require knowing what throughput a wireless link is capable of or else queuing doesn't kick in in time. This has a couple of disadvantages in that you always have to assume the link is capable of slightly less...
by phendry
Tue May 08, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: MME routing protocol?
Replies: 8
Views: 4687

Anyone tried out MME yet?
by phendry
Mon May 07, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wmm on the new beta7
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

AP cannot limit client, you can control only outgoing traffic of AP on AP
And hence the question if polling and WMM can be combined so the AP can control both ends. If several clients tried to send at the same time couldn't the AP choose who to listern too?
by phendry
Fri May 04, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Paypal still broke
Replies: 64
Views: 12842

I'm getting the same problem running v2.9.42. Did you ever get a response?
by phendry
Fri May 04, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Real VLAN-wireless bridging
Replies: 7
Views: 2954

So would the following also work? : 1) Cisco Switch-A 802.1q trunk port <=cat5=> to CPE-A Ether1 2) CPE-A Ether1 <=bridged=> to CPE-A Station-WDS 3) CPE-A Station-WDS <=wireless=> to AP-A AP-Bridge(WDS) 4) AP-A AP-Bridge(WDS) <=bridged=> to AP-A Ether1 5) AP-A Ether1 <=cat5=> to AP-B Ether1 6) AP-B ...
by phendry
Fri May 04, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: wmm on the new beta7
Replies: 23
Views: 5244

Are there plans to have WMM integrated with the polling function of NStreme? I.e. Client A is sending a 2mb data stream to the AP. Client B needs to send a VoIP stream so the NStreme AP allows this traffic to be sent first.
by phendry
Wed May 02, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Packet size vs Jitter/Latency
Replies: 20
Views: 3134

On an RB 532 the best i could get (TCP, real world, single nstream, single antenna, single radio, 20Mhz channel) There is no doubting NStreme on PTP links. We have several 7-8km links with RB532's and single R52's hard set to 48mbps with 20MHz channels and no compression and we get ~32mbps HDX. The...
by phendry
Tue May 01, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Packet size vs Jitter/Latency
Replies: 20
Views: 3134

What does the 532 run at with 30 or so Nstreme customers? Any one running it on a 1ghz+ PC platform?
I've seen a few posts from people using X86 Athlon based boards which show the same problem so don't think it's a CPU issue.
by phendry
Tue May 01, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Packet size vs Jitter/Latency
Replies: 20
Views: 3134

look these are pings from my PC to gateway which i get internet from: C:\Documents and Settings\Marek>ping 192.168.3.254 Badanie 192.168.3.254 z użyciem 32 bajtów danych: Odpowiedź z 192.168.3.254: bajtów=32 czas=5ms TTL=62 Odpowiedź z 192.168.3.254: bajtów=32 czas=4ms TTL=62 Odpowiedź z 192.168.3....
by phendry
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MT v3.0b5 - CSMA Disable Throughput Data
Replies: 14
Views: 12688

Great post and well thought out test but have you had a chance to retry with an alternative card (like R52's)? I'm guessing that as the R52 is a Mikrotik card then it's probably what Mikrotik use in the lab when they tested this feature and as jo2jo said, many have reported issues with the 8602's th...
by phendry
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60km running 5ghz-10mhz - bandwidth question
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Hmm. Is this the same for PTM or just PTP?
by phendry
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60km running 5ghz-10mhz - bandwidth question
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

With slower CPU boards like the WRAP isn't it better to run Nstreme with framer-policy=best-fit?
by phendry
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Where is RouterBOOT 2.7??
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Holding down the button will boot with the 2.7 BIOS but if the RB532 gets rebooted it goes back to 2.6. The only option under "system routerboard" are for 2.6 so no way to set it permenantly there. When will 2.7 be online?
by phendry
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: multicast - video with LVC
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Have you tried EoIP instead of bridging the network?

I'm not familiar with Multicast on Mikrotik issues but do we know if they are working on supporting multicast at the wireless level? Would be great to think we could offer triple play services in the future ;)
by phendry
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Where is RouterBOOT 2.7??
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Where is RouterBOOT 2.7??

Hi, Just received a batch of new RB532's. Whilst configuring one I checked to see what firmware it was running and if it could be upgraded. It said the current firmware version was 2.7 and the upgrade firmware was 2.6. Unfortunately, it's been a long day and I read it round the other way and hence I...
by phendry
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN & PPTP VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

So the PPP connection, which has nothing to do with a physical interface, causes the vlan to stop functioning? Weird. Is this on a soho license thats limited to 1 of each? Level 5 license so that's not the issue. It doesn't stop the vlan interface from working you just can't ping anything on the vl...
by phendry
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN & PPTP VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

Actually I think the issue with ours was that our ARP on the VLAN & NIC Interface was set to enabled instead of 'proxy-ARP'. After this change it worked.
We had always set ours to proxy-ARP but still no joy. Would you care to post your configs?
by phendry
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN & PPTP VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

I don't think it's either. I can ping from a device on one of the vlans with 1500byte packets and DF set to another device on a different vlan and we haven't got any firewall rules in place. Have tried this at a number of installations with no joy. Have you had any success and how do you set the mtu...
by phendry
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN & PPTP VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3899

We have also been trying to get this working and guess it is a similar issue as to why HSRP doesn't work on vlan interfaces either. Can Mikrotik confirm this is the case and if a fix is ever likely to happen or if we should start investing in RB44's ;)
by phendry
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How much can a cable bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

We are in the process of setting up a similar link. Distance is about 8km and each end consists of an RB532's with 2 CM9's in an MTi enclosure with 23db dual pol MTi panel antenna. We are bonding EoIP tunnels across 2 standard N-Streme links. Signal on both links are as expected but when we try to p...
by phendry
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: question about different ccq
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

One thing we have noticed is that if we have a good signal with little or no noise but we hard set the rate to 6mbps we get a low ccq (under 40%). If we then increase the rate to whatever the best rate the link quality can support we get a much better ccq (between 80% - 100%). Not completely sure wh...
by phendry
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best Dual-Polar Antenna for 5.8GHz ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

I had real problems getting 2 signals to pass through 2 different sets of Radiowave dual-pol parabolics and we have had problems with there 24db flat panels. Interested in trying some of the 23db MTI dual-pol antennas. Anyone know a good supplier who has stock?
by phendry
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to Transparently Bridge two Networks
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

you can use additionaly use Nstreme or/and wireless encryption.
Be careful how you setup WDS with NStreme though as you can't use NStreme and both end points as AP. You would need to set one end as WDS AP and one as WDS Station I believe.
by phendry
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to Transparently Bridge two Networks
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

We currently use the EoIP across a routed network method however there seems to be more of an overhead with EoIP so we are contemplating the switch to WDS. Before we do I need to know if the WDS method supports jumbo frames? We vlan trunk between cisco switches (don't ask it is a long story) so I ne...
by phendry
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: STRANGE VOIP PERFORMANCE
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

2 mangle rules, one for packets going TO your Asterisk server, one for packets coming FROM your Asterisk server. No need to worry about VOIP. Just make sure you have set up one main queue for each interface, and 2 (or more) queues - one for VOIP, one for everything else. Set your everything else li...
by phendry
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3283

200W? Do you grill your sheep with that? :D
I think that's what makes the lamb extra tender ;)

I have a few other questions about NZ, could I be cheeky and get either of you to drop me an email as I'm not sure the MK support forum is the best place for a discussion :)
by phendry
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3283

OT - Hi NZ. What part of New Zealand are you in? Curious to know the RF regs over there. paul at hendry dot tc ;)
by phendry
Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max speed of a RB532
Replies: 20
Views: 6119

Excellent. I'll give it another go this afternoon. What OS version?
by phendry
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max speed of a RB532
Replies: 20
Views: 6119

CM9's or R52's with small rubber ducky omnis? V2.9.24 with connection tracking disabled? What signal levels did you have and was it a routed PTP or WDS bridge? I want to get as much info so I can emulate it this afternoon in the lab. Any chance you could post the wireless configs?
by phendry
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max speed of a RB532
Replies: 20
Views: 6119

Also where both ends of the wireless link RB532's or was the transmitting end the 1Ghz Celeron? Sure if we have an RB532 as a wireless receiver only it is easy to get higher throughput results.
by phendry
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max speed of a RB532
Replies: 20
Views: 6119

Where any other "none default" settings used? Was compression enabled on the link? Seems strange that no one else can emulate this in there lab.
by phendry
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max speed of a RB532
Replies: 20
Views: 6119

let's wait for Uldis to wake up. He will comment on the test methods Is he awake yet or does he hybernate for months at a time ;)? I'm setting up a relay soon and I'm wondering if I should go with a Rb532 or a PC based system like the Fen Routers that Eje sells at wisp-router.com. I notice the Fen ...
by phendry
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: 100% CPU load ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

What about outdoor enclosures? These (http://starnetwifi.com/product_info.php?products_id=111) would seem to fit the mini-itx form factor but I think a Mobile Celeron would cook inside it.
by phendry
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Meter shows only 100mW from SR5
Replies: 43
Views: 5818

what do you mean? it does
Does it really?? The board in question is a Intel IXP42X based board which (like Stephen Patrick) I didn't think Mikrotik supported.
by phendry
Wed May 24, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS 2.9.24 is out
Replies: 33
Views: 7163

no, janisk, the problem was not with upgrade, but with clean install. please re-download the CD installation ISO, we have fixed the issue. the new ISO will be online in 3 minutes. Just to let you know that this issue still seems to be there in the CF image. Copied the image to CF then installed on ...
by phendry
Thu May 11, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Cards for routerboards
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

Cool. In what way?
by phendry
Thu May 11, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Cards for routerboards
Replies: 20
Views: 6076

I heard that the actual performance of the R52 wasn't as good as the CM9. Maybe this has been rectified in recent releases but confirmation from Mikrotik on this would be handy.
by phendry
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.14 snmp
Replies: 1
Views: 589

I have recently upgraded a 2.8.28 box to 2.9.14 and was running MRTG to graph bandwidth usage through one of the ethernet ports. Since the upgrade I can no longer get these stats. I thought one of the settings may have been reset to the defaults during the upgrade but they look the same. Does SNMP w...
by phendry
Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros 5413
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Performance is the same but the newer chipsets use less power.
by phendry
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros 5413
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Ah so it's just a cosmetic bug in v2.9.11. Cool, I thought I was going mad for a moment ;)
by phendry
Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros 5413
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Yeah but is the R52 AR5413 based as suggested in the v2.9.11 software?
We have been able to run these in turbo and have seen significant throughput improvements that suggest that it is running in turbo.
by phendry
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance with wireless-test vs 2.8.28
Replies: 15
Views: 7267

Re: Performance with wireless-test vs 2.8.28

I have a couple RB 512's coming in next week I want to try it with, but that's some awesome throughput for a WRAP board
Did you test this with the RB512's? If so, could you post your results?
by phendry
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros 5413
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Are the R52's Atheros 5413? Running a test set-up with some R52's (which show up in Mikrotik as AR5413) they seem to support turbo mode however the Atheros website says AR5413 doesn't support turbo so are they really AR5413 based or AR5414?
by phendry
Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance with wireless-test vs 2.8.28
Replies: 15
Views: 7267

Last time I did this with 2.9.10 only some hours ago. This is on a WRAP.2C (the smaller one, 1 ether, 2 MiniPCI. Everything works normally and as I described (if you take the required manual reboot during install as normal, that is)... FYI The problem I was having trying to run 2.9.10 on a WRAP.2C ...
by phendry
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance with wireless-test vs 2.8.28
Replies: 15
Views: 7267

Also using 2C and following your instructions (including the manual reboot) but no joy. I'm pretty sure it's the hyperstone flash card to be honest :(
by phendry
Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance with wireless-test vs 2.8.28
Replies: 15
Views: 7267

Some simple steps will do, but there ARE some caveats ;) Have you tried this process with any of the 2.9 releases? I cannot get past "Starting services..." when installing 2.9.10 on a WRAP but with 2.8.28 there are no problems at all. I am woundering if it is to do with the brand of flash card (biw...
by phendry
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: limit-at=0
Replies: 1
Views: 724

limit-at=0

In your queue tree, if you set limit-at=0 and max-limit=0 would this cause the leaf to always attach to it's parent or never attach to it's parent?
by phendry
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: balance-xor
Replies: 0
Views: 578

balance-xor

How does balance-xor decide which interface to use when 2 EoIP interfaces are bonded?
by phendry
Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Is there no way that the 15ms delay can be user defined or reduced? I know it's the way that M3P does it's thing but it would make sense for the delay to be less. I.e. Under heavy load M3P would easily be able to fill a 1500 byte packet in 5-10ms where as under lite load M3P isn't so important as yo...
by phendry
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Good to see a fix for M3P in the latest release. I will try and test this some time this week. Also in the latest (2.9.7) is "fixed queue time limits". Does this refere to the 15ms delay that M3P adds? If so can someone explain how this has changed?
by phendry
Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Any news on this bug?
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

yes yes, we are also testing, hold on.
Thanks guys. 8)
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MNDP
Replies: 1
Views: 655

I just roled back to 2.8.28 and now they can see each other. Problem is that we need "interface bonding" which is only in 2.9.
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Interestingly enough I just roled back to 2.8.28 and it works fine. Problem is that we need "interface bonding" which is only in 2.9. Is this a known bug? Any ideas on a likely fix date?
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip packing problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Interestingly enough I just roled back to 2.8.28 and it works fine.
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip packing problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

try to do a bandwidth test with small UDP packets and compare the results with and without M3P.
Tried that (see http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=4969) If I use 100byte packets I see no difference if packing/unpacking is set to simple or none.
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ip packing problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Did you ever get a technical answer to this? I've been trying to test M3P on 2.9 but can't see any difference between when it's enabled or not :(
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

M3P doesn't work with bandwidth test

I have been testing M3P to see how well the packet aggregation improves things however I can't see it improving anything so far. The tests are using the built-in bandwidth test over an EoIP tunnel. Setup I have is Mikrotik -> Cisco Switch -> Mikrotik and both Mikrotiks can see each other as MNDP nei...
by phendry
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: MNDP
Replies: 1
Views: 655

MNDP

Looking through the manual it says that MNDP "works on IP level connections". I have 2 Mikrotiks connected through a Cisco switch and both have discovery enabled but they do not seem to see each other. Is this because MNDP works in the same way as CDP and therefore not at the IP level as the manual ...
by phendry
Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

Oh,,, Ethernet,,, Is there a device IE a DSL modem directly connected to the ethernet port (or hub / swicth) and is the link dropping after this device? IE the DSL line dropping?? The EoIP links are running over multiple ethernet and wireless hops obviously with Mikrotik's at each end. When there i...
by phendry
Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

Hi Craig, "arp=enabled" has always been set on the bonding interface, all 3 EoIP tunnel interfaces and the ethernet port that all 3 tunnels run across but still all interfaces remain active even though the far end of 2 of the tunnels don't physically exist at present. If I disable the far end of the...
by phendry
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

As far as monitoring, you could write a script to watch the T1s and the EOIP links end send a message when they were down Our EoIP links aren't running over T1's and don't change to a down state. The ends of the EoIP links are at each end of a few wireless backhaul links. If I have no way to automa...
by phendry
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

The thing I'm looking for is some form of trigger that we can incorporate into our monitoring tools to let us know when one of the EoIP tunnels has dropped. If we don't have that then we will have to periodically log in and check manually which is not a scalable solution.
by phendry
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

Surely if one tunnel goes down but isn't removed from the bundle it would just cause packet loss for every packet sent to the down tunnel (when using rr)?

Apart from checking the traffic flow over the individual EoIP's there isn't any other way?
by phendry
Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SBE T1 cards.
Replies: 25
Views: 6717

Have been testing this and it seems to be working ok but I'm not sure how to check if any of the EoIP interfaces are down and removed from the Bonding interface. Is there anything that indicates that an EoIP interface is down?
by phendry
Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P performance
Replies: 2
Views: 913

In adition to this, we will be bonding eoip interfaces together so for the best effect, should ip packing be enabled on each eoip interface or the bonded interface?
by phendry
Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M3P performance
Replies: 2
Views: 913

M3P performance

Does anyone use "ip packing" (M3P)? If so I'm interested to see what sort's of experiences people have with regards the different settings. Do you need a beefy CPU to run compress-all? If so what's the minimum? I using compress-all do it add any latency? Does compress-headers make a great deal of di...
by phendry
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does load balancing actually work in 2.9?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Yeah, just read your other post, v'interesting. This appears to be exactly what I need. Is it not possible over other types of interface (IPIP for example) or is it just that it hasn't been tested? Also, are the MT guys looking into the reboot issue?
by phendry
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does load balancing actually work in 2.9?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Do you get full throughput with a single TCP connection? If so, have you seen any problems packet re-ordering?
by phendry
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does load balancing actually work in 2.9?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Anyone got a list of the types of interfaces that bonding can be applied on?
by phendry
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Super Range 2
Replies: 26
Views: 7004

Well you can give it a go but I don't rate your chances as the SR2's are for 2.4Ghz. Maybe worth going for the 5.8Ghz SR5's instead ;)
by phendry
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Super Range 2
Replies: 26
Views: 7004

I thought the SR5 was just the same as a CM9 but with a built in amp. We received some earlier in the week and saw an increase of 4dB tx on a 10 mile link but no increase on the rx which would suggest that they don't have any better receive sensitivity over the CM9's.
by phendry
Sat May 21, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is RB52?
Replies: 19
Views: 4814

So there isn't really anything great about the new chipset then??

I agree that XR would be pretty handy for those customers who would like a low speed link but are just out of range. Does anyone know if there are plans to have it added in a future release?
by phendry
Tue May 17, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is RB52?
Replies: 19
Views: 4814

XR has been available since AR5004 and works by reducing the throughput to give better receive sensitivity which doesn't help large backhauls :(
by phendry
Mon May 16, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is RB52?
Replies: 19
Views: 4814

So with regards performance there is no real advantage?
by phendry
Sat May 14, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Single wireless card as AP and client??
Replies: 3
Views: 929

I know the best solution would be to have a seperate AP and client wireless card but as I explained this is not an option. I guess my main question is will a single Atheros based card be able to connect to a none WDS AP and still be a WDS AP itself?
by phendry
Sat May 14, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Single wireless card as AP and client??
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Single wireless card as AP and client??

Is it possible to use station-WDS or VAP to have a single wireless card act as both a client (to some third party access-point that doesn't support WDS) and also a access-point (to connect further clients)? Unfortunately we have no control over the third party AP and where the current client is inst...
by phendry
Tue May 10, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is RB52?
Replies: 19
Views: 4814

So what's new and exciting in the Atheros AR5414 chips?
by phendry
Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10585

Doh. Sorry, was thinking of the 220 :oops:
by phendry
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10585


I have test the RouterBoard 18 with 8 radios and got more than 200Mb/s through the radios. That means more than 25Mb/s for each radio.
?? I didn't think the RouterBoard 18 could handle anywhere near this amount of traffic? 200Mb/s seems like a lot of traffic for such a slow processor.
by phendry
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10585

The only small foot print board that runs all the way to 165 deg F. is the Inter mini ATX boards. 30 out of 30 have never died for 1 year. Do you have more details on these boards? Where do you get them and what cpu do they have? We're up here in northern Oregon where as long as it's water proof an...
by phendry
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstream Bug on 2.9.14?
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Hey Gino. Did you resolve this issue? Have you had a chance to test the max wireless throughput?
by phendry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why would I use the new Routerboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

What type of tests gets 23Mb? Is this UDP or using some highly compressable data?
by phendry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 532 and CM-9 performances
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Anyone tested it properly yet?
by phendry
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why would I use the new Routerboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Has anyone used the new board for a wireless connection yet? Anyone know what the maximum throughput is that it can handle for wireless as it has always been the CPU that has been the bottle neck in the past.
by phendry
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme2 question
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Yup you need >600MHz with Nstreme to avoid the CPU being limiting, and I guess than means even more for Nstreme2.
What about with the new Routerboard 500??
by phendry
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10585

What sort of real world wireless throughput can we expect to get through one of these boards?
by phendry
Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: some nstreme questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

In addition to the above is there any chance you could give us a little insight into exactly how it works? For example is it syncronous and therefore less likely to get collisions.
by phendry
Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secondary Master for caching
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Cheers Bill. You are a star. Do you know if files that are older than 72 hours old automatically get flushed or if they just sit there until a new request comes in and then get cleared? Is there a way to increase the default expiry time over 72hours? Any other advice or anything I need to be aware of?
by phendry
Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secondary Master for caching
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Secondary Master for caching

Ola, Using a CF card as primary master and just about to add a harddrive as secondary master for web-caching but looking for advise on how to get the best performance out of it. Is there a special way that the drive should be prepared before installing (i.e. formatted / partitioned in a certain way)...
by phendry
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI install?
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

Where should I see it?
by phendry
Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI install?
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

When using a CF card for booting RouterOS, where does the SATA drive show up? How can I confirm that RouterOS is seeing it correctly?
by phendry
Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9beta2 Logging
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Has anyone tested the logging in this beta? Once logging to a syslog server is working I will move to this release. It is difficult to beta test something that has no logging as when/if it crashes you have no logs and therefore little diagnostics :?
by phendry
Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI install?
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

So does RouterOS support a CF card with OS on it and a seperate SATA drive for the cache all in the same box?