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by mikepratt
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DynDNS
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: DynDNS

I find the script on http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Dynamic_D ... behind_NAT from 1/2011 still seems to work in V6.6. The one
Debugged version for RoS 6.x
in http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Dynamic_D ... for_dynDNS I can't get to work. Maybe a double-NAT issue...
by mikepratt
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DynDNS
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: DynDNS

What version of RB?

post your script...
by mikepratt
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DynDNS
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: DynDNS

Good question. The ones in the Wiki supposedly debugged for 6.x don't seem to work, do they? Had to downgrade to 5.25 because this script is so critical....
by mikepratt
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude download is dead.
Replies: 3
Views: 10198

Re: The Dude download is dead.

Yes - neither of the Dude download links work today. I hope this in not the end....
by mikepratt
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ping latency differs from opposite ends of 2 link, PtP link
Replies: 0
Views: 689

ping latency differs from opposite ends of 2 link, PtP link

I'm doing some pre-configuration testing of multi-link, wireless backhaul setups, and I've been comparing nv2 and Nstreme, for latency and observed latency variance (eyeball jitter), and I have some curious observations. Yes, Nstreme (1X1) has much less latency, and less latency variance, than Nstre...
by mikepratt
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul...
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul.

Yes, samsung172, you can get fiber pretty cheap - but in this application it needs to be hung from the ceiling - like going from telephone pole to pole - so it needs to be aerial fiber to support its hanging weight and maintain bend radius - a lot more expensive. But still, $10K a mile is pretty che...
by mikepratt
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...

Ahh, now i understand the IP tunnel. Basically a ring with path weighting. Good idea. Are you using 5GHz-only-N with Nstreme (1X1)? You're having no issues with it, but you've heard others are? I read in the forum that when nv2 is used for multilink PtP routes, it has problems with N. Wow - that lat...
by mikepratt
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul...
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul.

Thanks for the input, samsung172. Tunnel 'corridors' are 35 ft wide by 25 ft tall. Max distance I'd attempt would be 2000 ft - most shorter. Directional antennas at really low power. Another thought would be WDS at a single frequency, but then I'm using Omni or 'splitting' the radio chains, as I men...
by mikepratt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...

Great input, Colebert. a couple of questions... When you say you have an IP tunnel that kicks in when a link goes down, do you mean a separate land-line link? Using Metal 5s in 802.11n - no MIMO. If you could get it end-to-end, do you think MIMO could potentially increase performance/throughput? I r...
by mikepratt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

practical/prudent multilink PtP limitations...

I'm looking for a bit of shared experience here, from wireless wizards, wherever you may live... What's the most links in an end-to-end PtP link that you've done? (Mine is 3 -to date) Each link a different frequency, or did you use WDS and all the same frequency? What limitations/issues have you dis...
by mikepratt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul...
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

best network design for multilink, UNDERGROUND backhaul...

For the real wizards in wireless out there in the wilderness, here's an interesting challenge. I'm considering an underground (non-gaseous, non-explosive) wireless PtP network, intended to serve as a wireless back-haul for other services. Actual wireless communications is accomplished using a differ...
by mikepratt
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: re-visiting link label value updating failures...
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: re-visiting link label value updating failures...

Wow - extraordinary response to this issue, thanks, Lebowski. Your posts always stand out. Thanks for responding to my cry for help... I had little hope any of the config tweaks I made would have any likely impact, but wanted to cover what 'flailing in the dark' I'd attempted. If you would, could yo...
by mikepratt
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: re-visiting link label value updating failures...
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: re-visiting link label value updating failures...

:? Anyone out there have a thought on this issue? Someone must have resolved it...

Lebowski - you've written on/around this topic. Any pointers?

Normis? Uldis? Any help here?
by mikepratt
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: LAN / WDS configuration
Replies: 15
Views: 19841

Re: LAN / WDS configuration

cbrown and others - I've been using WDS networks recently, with much success and satisfaction. I put every thing on the same subnet bridge, and it really simplifies the backhaul networks for me. Minimum configuration, minimum packet processing = less effort and better performance. I use dynamic WDS ...
by mikepratt
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: re-visiting link label value updating failures...
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

re-visiting link label value updating failures...

This topic has been visited many times in this forum, with no apparent resolution, as near as I can tell. I have read every relevant post, and attempted nearly all of the proposed remedies, but still have the well-known problem - link labels do not remain updated, and slowly drift off the the rx:tx:...
by mikepratt
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OmniTIk AP-bridge in WDS mode won't NAT...
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

Re: OmniTIk AP-bridge in WDS mode won't NAT...

Well, that was indeed simple - connection tracking was not enabled. I guess the Omnitik default config has this disabled?? I didn't even think to check it, as I've never had to enable it on any other MT router I've deployed.... :D
by mikepratt
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: OmniTIk AP-bridge in WDS mode won't NAT...
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

OmniTIk AP-bridge in WDS mode won't NAT...

I have installed a small network in WDS mode, with an OmniTik AP and SXT’s as station-WDS. I also have several camera hosts connected to the OmniTik ether ports, as well as a Sextant bridge. All interfaces (wlan and ether ports) are on a common bridge – with the exception of the ether4 gateway. The ...
by mikepratt
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS links not routing properly....
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: WDS links not routing properly....

Thanks you for taking the time to review this, Tomaskir. In using 'dynamic mesh' I was following the Wiki example: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Wireless_WDS_Mesh ...which in Model 2 shows this use. However, a different Wiki example uses the 'dynamic' mode, as you suggest: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/w...
by mikepratt
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS links not routing properly....
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

WDS links not routing properly....

I am constructing my first WDS network, linking four total routers in a repeater-like chain, as shown in the following illustration: Station-WDS --- AP-bridge --- AP-bridge --- Station-WDS https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80054138/MikroTik%20WDS%20issues/L-R%20network2.jpg I have set both interior APs as AP...
by mikepratt
Thu May 10, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Sierra Wireless MC 5725 W/ 411U
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Sierra Wireless MC 5725 W/ 411U

I realize this is a very dated post, but did you ever get a reply? I have a MC 5725 modem as well - because it is on the approved hardware list, and I'm looking to connect to Verizon and Sprint in the US - and I have the same results - no listing in ports, nothing. How did you get this modem to regi...
by mikepratt
Tue May 08, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to establish passive FTP connections behind a MT RB..
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

Re: how to establish passive FTP connections behind a MT RB.

Thanks for the response, jandafields. Yes, you're right, the FTP sever I'm using is capable of 'knowing' it's WAN address. It's a IIS 7.5 Microsoft server. It's been a long time since I've set up an FTP server, and way back then, the only way to do what this does was to use a stateful router capable...
by mikepratt
Sat May 05, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to establish passive FTP connections behind a MT RB..
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

how to establish passive FTP connections behind a MT RB..

A solution to this problem will require true MT expert status... This must be hard! :shock: I have reviewed the many posts in the forum regarding passive FTP connections behind a MT router, and all seem to miss the fundamental challenge, which I will attempt to describe. First, some context. The typ...
by mikepratt
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Isolating client stations with VLANs on wireless link..help
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Isolating client stations with VLANs on wireless link..h

Thanks, TheWiFIGuy and Oldman. I should have assumed so. I see I could use several methods here, from marking (with Mangle) packets from either bridge interface and using that in the Firewall Rule, or the source address, or source port, etc. As I do want to enable 'secret' access to the video VLAN f...
by mikepratt
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless FAQ
Replies: 68
Views: 58560

Re: Wireless FAQ

Normis, as to the last topic - the instability of nv2 - I had a problem ticket I have been working with Uldis, and I can say that it is much more stable with 5.14. I still get disconnects on one particular link, but they last less than a second, and seem to occur mostly when there's a lot of data (n...
by mikepratt
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Isolating client stations with VLANs on wireless link..help
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Isolating client stations with VLANs on wireless link..help

I am testing a remote wireless link I intend to install, for the purpose of backhauling both camera video and WiFi clients. I want to 'isolate' anyone connected to the WiFi ESS from access to the video stream. I think I want to establish two separate VLANS, putting the camera on one, and the WiFi AP...
by mikepratt
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Water Sxt
Replies: 74
Views: 12430

Re: Water Sxt

Normis, do you attempt to open up the SXT, or just spray it up into the door opening? Obviously, you'd have to block the RJ45. Will spraying up into it through the door affect the antenna?
by mikepratt
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: how do you modify wireless link graphic shown on map panes..
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: how do you modify wireless link graphic shown on map pan

Thanks again for responding, Lebowski. I had previously gotten that far - what I'm hoping to do is modify the 'zigzag' style - which is the typical default for a wireless link.. I'm trying to make it a much smaller 'zig' so to speak. I was hoping there were 'handles' on the graphic itself, that woul...
by mikepratt
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: how do you modify wireless link graphic shown on map panes..
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

how do you modify wireless link graphic shown on map panes..

I'm sure there's a way, but not finding it in manual or forum... http://screencast.com/t/UvTKc9ZunGIM Must be a way to adjust or scale the 'zig or zag' of the graphic representation, as shown above. This 'default' takes up too much room and they overlap one another on a busy map, obviously. I see wh...
by mikepratt
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: can't ping MT routers from ping tool in Dude...
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: can't ping MT routers from ping tool in Dude...

Thank you, Lebowski, for replying. Yes, always administrator of this development box, and no, I did not have UAC off. Tried it with the firewall off, but forgot UAC. Didn't notice any notifications, but... Turned off UAC and indeed, Ping and Traceroute work. Thanks again for taking the time to help.
by mikepratt
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: can't ping MT routers from ping tool in Dude...
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

can't ping MT routers from ping tool in Dude...

I'm setting up my first Dude managed MT network, and I cannot ping connected MT routers, using the ping tool from the drop-down menu in Dude. http://screencast.com/t/IlzYAt2z2va I can ping all routers from the Win7 development server that is running Dude (via CMD window/line) and can ping the Win7 s...