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by CyberTod
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: windows dude client 6.40.4 VIRUS
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: windows dude client 6.40.4 VIRUS

This happens also on v6.40 after the tuesday updates from Microsoft.
So I am sure that this is a false positive, but still annoying, because Defender deleted my dude.exe
by CyberTod
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 77
Replies: 40
Views: 13992

Re: Newsletter 77

LHG XL HP5 sounds like a very good low cost device.
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neighbor Discovery broken on CRS - all neighbors are. on master-port
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Neighbor Discovery broken on CRS - all neighbors are. on master-port

It's not broken. Working as intended. That is the whole idea of master-port. All ports are directly connected to switch chip and all traffic passes directly. The cpu only sees master-port. But in neighbour table you see the mac address of the device and then you can use the switch fdb table to see t...
by CyberTod
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45399

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

If the APs are very close together then yes. At the moment the current implementation works only on the same wireless frequency. We could think how to sync the APs that are on different frequencies but located on the same tower and connected to the same ethernet network. That is exactly what we nee...
by CyberTod
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45399

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

Actually there is. If there are 2 antennas on the same tower and let's say 1m between them even on different frequency and some angle between them - there is interference, speaking from experience.
by CyberTod
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 45399

Re: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!

!) wireless - added Nv2 AP synchronization feature (for experimental use)(CLI only);
Sounds very promising.
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP using MANT15s
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: WISP using MANT15s

Why are you limiting your rates so much with such excellent signals ?
And why is everyone connected with 802.11a and not 802.11n ? Does your board not support that ? You are stating only the antenna type, but not your AP type.
by CyberTod
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New features in Dude RC
Replies: 22
Views: 9667

Re: New features in Dude RC

Will be nice to add a quick filter in Dude->Devices in webfig. The drop down menu for Status : all,down,up,etc.. Maybe for winbox too. You can make the filter there, but the extended filter has many options and takes time to do this. And the same filter in Tik-App will be just great - to view only d...
by CyberTod
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Dude, v6.38 [current] release.
Replies: 77
Views: 23593

Re: The Dude, v6.38 [current] release.

Something has changed in tcp probes. I was using a probe like this : GET /rrcp/52:54:4c:00:00:01@eth1 HTTP/1.1\r\n\r\n Which I got from an example in some old forum post and no longer works and just gives connection closed, but using this simplified method fixes it : GET /rrcp/52:54:4c:00:00:01@eth1...
by CyberTod
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Huge bug: Mikrotik allows adding overlapping networks.
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Huge bug: Mikrotik allows adding overlapping networks.

I can do the exact same thing on any linux distribution. Is it a bug there too ?
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.37 [current] release.
Replies: 47
Views: 14759

Re: The Dude, v6.37 [current] release.

Some variables in notifications seem to be missing, for example :
[Service.Status]
[Service.ProblemDescription]
by CyberTod
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Winbox for android
Replies: 1
Views: 13264

Re: Winbox for android

There already is such an app, still in beta, but works quite good :

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=98407
by CyberTod
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signal Strenght always showing greater than -85 in my SXT5 Lite
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Signal Strenght always showing greater than -85 in my SXT5 Lite

Their engineer is right to tell you that this installation is not good. I assume you ask your question here because they deny to do the installation for you. If this was me I would say the same. With this signal you will have a problem with the connection and you will call them with problems and the...
by CyberTod
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: point to point 160m
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: point to point 160m

SXT Lite 5 (RBSXT5nDr2) is the device for you.
It will give you 100mbit/s full duplex at the described environment.
If you need more than 100mbit/s - go for RBSXTG-5HPacD
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!
Replies: 321
Views: 56806

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

Thanks for clarification.
That sounds good enough and for someone like me who always installs bundled package this is a no issue. And I have installed wireless-rep as a separate on a few boards for testing, but only that I can reach by lan.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!
Replies: 321
Views: 56806

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

So we are to expect that the problems upgrading over wireless will be limited to the rc versions and when final comes out we will be able to do it with the upgrade process automatically uninstall absolete packages ?
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!
Replies: 321
Views: 56806

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

*) wireless - "wireless-cm2" discontinued, uninstall it before update;
What does this mean ?
Are we going to be able to update boards that we are connected to via wireless ?
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.36rc test builds.
Replies: 112
Views: 20208

Re: The Dude, v6.36rc test builds.

If management from Winbox is added that means it could be also managed from TikApp or at least view some info for devices - up/down status etc.
I'd like to see that a lot even if not soon. And for me at least if this is possible there is no real need for web access.
by CyberTod
Mon May 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 QoS
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Nv2 QoS

No. Haven't found more information on what the default actually is.
All I am sure is that it gives some priority to smaller packets.
by CyberTod
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How can i update the firmware and portforward without going to the roof
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: How can i update the firmware and portforward without going to the roof

The easiest thing to do is call the provider and ask for the password. You say you paid for the devices so they should give it to you. But consider telling them what you want to do and asking them to do it for you, because from your questions I see you are not very familiar with the settings needed....
by CyberTod
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Client Update Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 7305

Re: The Dude Client Update Problem

This is a Windows problem (recent versions). You can not write to system folders even with a user who have full rights. You have to right click on dude.exe and 'Start as Administrator' then the upgrade process will complete.
by CyberTod
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.35 [current] is released!
Replies: 103
Views: 24480

Re: v6.35 [current] is released!

For a regular wireless interface settings (not CAPsMAN) the 802.11g/n-only band setting appears to be only accessible via the command line at the moment. As with some other features, winbox and webfig support will come in a later RouterOS version.
Setting through cli works.
by CyberTod
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.35 [current] is released!
Replies: 103
Views: 24480

Re: v6.35 [current] is released!

*) wireless-rep - added 802.11g/n only band;
I don't see this. Upgraded a 951Ui and added wireless-rep (it was not included in main package)
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 4427

Re: Watchdog timer rebooting router. Why?

The hardware watchdog timer which is set by using the check-mark and the ping watchdog which is set by the 'watch address' are two different things. The hardware watchdog is an internal function. Simply said a low level hardware sends a signal to the operating system and asks for a reply. If there i...
by CyberTod
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cacti Graph Problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Cacti Graph Problem.

Can we expect this fix in some v6.34.1 version soon ?
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox3.1 released!
Replies: 50
Views: 26096

Re: Winbox3.1 released!

With this change : *) made Exit to go back to Connect window if it wasn't in "open-in-new-window" mode; If used with from command line with parameters (for example using from within Dude) this parameter is not used even if there is a check mark on it. And exiting the session returns to router select...
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

When I updated from 6.34rc45 to 6.34 final after reboot Dude was not working. It was :
[admin@Dude] > dude print  
         enabled: no
I had to do :
dude set enabled=yes
by CyberTod
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

More of a feature request, posting here for lack of a more suitable topic. On a single device you can add more ip addresses, but the services probe the first ip and this is used to show if the service is up or down. Can we have the probes check all ip addresses and the service is considered up or do...
by CyberTod
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Detect "Handover Between the Access Points" from MikroTik Logs
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Detect "Handover Between the Access Points" from MikroTik Logs

Don't you see this :
disconnected, registered to other device in network
It is in wireless,info and enabled by default.
by CyberTod
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC PtP - Nstreme will NOT connect at all but NV2 will???
Replies: 53
Views: 8848

Re: Mikrotik AC PtP - Nstreme will NOT connect at all but NV2 will???

At this point the logs on the station side will be more helpful. With added wireless logs.
by CyberTod
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: [solved]The Dude v6.34rc30 client as a syslog server
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: The Dude v6.34rc30 client as a syslog server

We need some more options about alerts for syslog.
We can filter the source address so we can make an alert. But this source address is not shown in alerts. So if I make some message to appear as popup I see the message itself but not the originating router.
by CyberTod
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

In System -> Resources the uptime is not shown correctly.
It shows only the hours or sometimes +12h depending maybe on how much they are, two exapmles from different routers :

45d 19:11 - shown in app as 19:11
3d 01:34 - shown in app as 13:34
by CyberTod
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

Browsing does not help. You need a notification on the Smartphone. So a sound and something in the notification bar. SMS is the best for this as it does not need a (permanent) data connection of the receiving Smartphone. My dude sends SMS even if it is not reachable by Network (something I Need to ...
by CyberTod
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

But why develop a separate Android app. I want this functionality too of course. It will be easier if the Dude server package gets a small menu in winbox for showing alert log and currently downed hosts. And this menu can be browsed in Tik-App.
by CyberTod
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

When using Tools -> Ping on a device and the connection to server is closed. After that it immediately reconnects. This happens every time I try.
by CyberTod
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released
Replies: 269
Views: 73870

Re: The Dude is back! v6.34rc test build released

What winbox is included ?
It does not open my saved sessions. I have changed default path maybe that is the problem. I want to try to symlink them. And menu bar is not showing and I can't open an existing session file.
by CyberTod
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is NOT Dead - New Dude Version...
Replies: 101
Views: 38981

Re: The Dude is NOT Dead - New Dude Version...

Most important thing for me is upgrading from the old Dude without losing configuration.
by CyberTod
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme Working again - Wlan super fast - thank you mikrotik - 6.33
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Re: Nstreme Working again - Wlan super fast - thank you mikrotik - 6.33

I just tried it. Yes there are no disconnects, it it stable. Latency is lower as expected. But with .ac hardware I tested a link and got 130mbit/s max speed. Switching to nv2 gives me 300mbit/s - no other changes.
I may try different links these days to see how it is.
by CyberTod
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

Since latest version or perhaps v6.33 there is problem with scripts :
When opening a script the rights are not read - no checkmarks and there is no execute script option. Trying to set some permission on the script and apply gives an error.
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: windows sharing over internet
Replies: 7
Views: 3332

Re: windows sharing over internet

With VPN it's far more secure. You can redirect port 445 in firewall, but this is asking for trouble.
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Client for Android
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Re: The Dude Client for Android

Could be valuable, but has a subscription. And as I read it no free basic version.
Also judging from screenshots it's using the http port, not port 2210 to connect to Dude server. And the web server is not working when using the server in linux.
by CyberTod
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it Normal for RouterOs to ping the gateway
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Is it Normal for RouterOs to ping the gateway

Maybe you have netwatch enabled ?
by CyberTod
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joining WPS only printer to RB2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Re: Joining WPS only printer to RB2011

I think you need to use wireless-cm2 package.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBMetal-2SHPn
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: RBMetal-2SHPn

There were problems. They are now fixed. Be sure to use latest routeros and firmware as well.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WOL from WAN
Replies: 20
Views: 8637

Re: WOL from WAN

Actually it is possible and I have done it with a simple router myself. But in order to work you need to setup a static arp for the ip that you redirect to.
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRS Performance Problems???
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: CRS Performance Problems???

You need to add the switch1-cpu port to vlan101 so you can access management.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.32 released [version temporarily removed]
Replies: 116
Views: 29737

Re: v6.32 released

There were numerous complaints about this in the v6.31 topic. I have not written to support, because I have only 1 affected device. It is not reachable (can't login to make supout) and I can not powercycle it. I am waiting for some power outage so I can log in and upload older or newer fixed routeros.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.32 released [version temporarily removed]
Replies: 116
Views: 29737

Re: v6.32 released

I don't see a fix for loosing management access in some rare occasions after few minutes of uptime (ports are open, but can't login). Is it even reproduced by Mikrotik staff and acknowledged as a bug ?
by CyberTod
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS Port mirroring help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: CRS Port mirroring help needed

I have configured mirroring and it works, but only in one direction. I need mirroing to cpu so I can mirror for 1-2minuter do a quick traffic analysys and remove the mirroring. But all I can see is the traffic coming from the mirrored port, but not the traffic going to it. I have set both ingress an...
by CyberTod
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 6.31 released
Replies: 227
Views: 47283

Re: 6.31 released

Problem confirmed . I upgraded 28 routers (incl. two x86 machines) from v6.29.1 to v6.31 and, on 2 of those, I completely lose Winbox access via IP or MAC, as well as SSH, a short while after each and every reboot. Otherwise, they seem to function fine. Same problem. So far upgraded only 6 devices....
by CyberTod
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi keeps mobile device awake? [keepalive packets]
Replies: 81
Views: 27629

Re: Wifi keeps mobile device awake? [keepalive packets]

Why are these improvements made only for wireless-cm2? I need this for my home router, actually I have two for roaming, but i don't need capsman so I'm using the wireless-fp package.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

Traceroute can help in many ways. You can see if the ms are high with ping. But traceroute can help where on the path they get high. And if you are a very small ip with only 1 provider there is not much you can do except call your provider. If you have bgp and have more than 1 session you can see wh...
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

Then it would not be called winbox :)
You can use wine to run it on Mac.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

It stops if you press Q or Ctrl+C.
Try also the tool from winbox. Just type the hostname in the first field. There it doesn't need additional parameters and runs until you press Stop.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

You can use 'count' or 'duration' parameter
/tool traceroute 1.1.1.1 count=60
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

0% loss is good of course. But you have sent only 1 packet. Leave it running for a couple of minutes.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packet loss situation
Replies: 23
Views: 2627

Re: Packet loss situation

It's the same. You can use a hostname for the address, but not an url.
Traceroute is a tool to check connectivity and path to an ip/hostname, not a web service.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

And maybe change the message to 'Connection Refused' or 'No connection to host'. This message is misleading.
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

Like it was said above, unknown host is because ping is blocked, not because domain name. But it is not using icmp echo, instead is using tcp echo. firewall,info input: in:ether1-wan out:(none), src-mac 00:25:90:e5:xx:xx, proto TCP (SYN), 212.5.15x.xxx:63837->88.8x.3.x:7, len 60 Is this necessary ?...
by CyberTod
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

I installed the app. It starts. Typed the public ip of my work router, also user and pass and when I click Connect it says 'Unknown Host' (after showing 'Connecting' for 1-2sec)
Any idea?
Look above for my post. I have described the same problem and a solution.
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

I installed the app. It starts. Typed the ip of my home router, also user and pass and when I click Connect it says 'Unknown Host' (after showing 'Connecting' for 1-2sec) I tried again from home and it connects. It uses winbox protocol, port 8291. This port is accepted from wan side of the router. ...
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test
Replies: 424
Views: 142542

Re: Tik App, MikroTik android utility ALPHA test

I installed the app. It starts. Typed the ip of my home router, also user and pass and when I click Connect it says 'Unknown Host' (after showing 'Connecting' for 1-2sec)
by CyberTod
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 6.30 released
Replies: 180
Views: 42123

Re: 6.30 released

*) wireless - added WMM power save suport for mobile devices;
Waiting a long time for this. Nice.
by CyberTod
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High jitter on wireless last mile
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: High jitter on wireless last mile

Definately don't use 802.11. Try nv2 and another channel.
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Too strong WiFi signal range
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Too strong WiFi signal range

You can try lowering tx-power more.
It is funny though, because some people complain about this router, that it doesn't have connector for external antenna and the internal antenna is small and insufficient.
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R11e-5HacD on RB433GL
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: R11e-5HacD on RB433GL

You can insert this card in a Netbox or Netmetal, there are models with additional slot.
by CyberTod
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: R11e-5HacD on RB433GL
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: R11e-5HacD on RB433GL

RB433 has minipci slots. R11e is miniPCI-e card.
by CyberTod
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why Mikrotik needs shut down "properly"?
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Why Mikrotik needs shut down "properly"?

I think that the message you get after a power failure is very useful. I know that the router rebooted because there was some power outage. It may not be useful for home users, but for managing remote routers is very good. And the typical home user does not go all the time to read their router's logs.
by CyberTod
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why Mikrotik needs shut down "properly"?
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Why Mikrotik needs shut down "properly"?

I start to wonder if that is some troll question. Seen it a few times recently. So I have some routers on networks with auto power-cycling if something is not working. And in the event that some cable goes bad the entire everything powercycles every 10-15min until problem is fixed. Sometimes there w...
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

Fasttrack will not be active if you don't add the firewall rule for it. And Fastpath can be disabled from IP->Settings and for bridge in Bridge->Settings too. Check also Queue->Interface queues.
by CyberTod
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 40 km link transmission and reception differences
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: 40 km link transmission and reception differences

If the signal is the same or similar on both sides it is some noise at the remote end.
by CyberTod
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connect Tp-Link CPE210 to Mikrotik
Replies: 1
Views: 5851

Connect Tp-Link CPE210 to Mikrotik

Has anyone tried using this device ? I have sent an installer this morning to try and install this cpe to a GrooveA-52HPn. At first when trying to connect it, the second he click apply on the cpe the mikrotik goes to 100% cpu and crashes completely and only a reboot fixes it. I have disabled wds on ...
by CyberTod
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 100 megs connection... what board is needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Re: 100 megs connection... what board is needed

For a typical home setup with fasttrack enabled it is more than enough. I can do 98mbit/s with 20% cpu usage on my home connection. And my wan interface is 100mbit ethernet so it is capping it with no problem.

P.S. This is with a 951Ui
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 x SXTG 2HnD point to point - need advice for better link
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: 2 x SXTG 2HnD point to point - need advice for better link

You cannot change this in quickset. From winbox go to Wireless -> Interfaces -> wlan1 -> Wireless and set Frequency mode to manual-txpower, then go to Tx Power and make sure it is default.
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 x SXTG 2HnD point to point - need advice for better link
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: 2 x SXTG 2HnD point to point - need advice for better link

The signal is very low. With that signal you won't get a stable connection.
On this distance even with some treetops should be more. Try to align better, try 20Mhz channel, mount higher if possible. And I am not sure about regulatory domain for Croatia, maybe you are limited in tx-power ?
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox automatically connect with IP/password?
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Winbox automatically connect with IP/password?

Yes. You can pass them as command line arguments :

winbox.exe <ip> <username> <password>
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I am writing again about a problem, but with some updates : When using winbox v3.0rc7+ as a tool from Dude sessions are not loaded. Actually it does not read them from the session folder, but expects to find them in C:\. When exiting it saves the session changes to C:\. So it becomes very inconsiste...
by CyberTod
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

I only drop invalid connections in forward chain. I only have fasttrack rule without accept rule after it, because the packets are accepted anyway and it works.
by CyberTod
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless Product recommendation, small distance, low latency ?
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Wireless Product recommendation, small distance, low latency ?

It depends on the signal, but the wall will lower the signal. There is no problem if you adjust the power levels.
by CyberTod
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 32289

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

This is just a poll for how they tune the default configuration. Of course you can do whatever you want after that. I'm not using QuickSet at all, but maybe for someone who buys a device like this for the first time will be better to see 2 ssids. Otherwise .. hey I bought a dual ap, why I have only ...
by CyberTod
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with router with new ISP bandwith Movistar in Spain to 300 Mb for download fasttrack work wosrst
Replies: 71
Views: 11890

Re: Problem with router with new ISP bandwith Movistar in Spain to 300 Mb for download fasttrack work wosrst

If the problem is in your router your cpu usage will be very high.
If the cpu usage of the router stay low then it is not the problem.
Fasttrack can help with that a lot if setup correctly.
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fastpath on vlan interface.
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Fastpath on vlan interface.

What's new in 6.30rc17
You are using v6.28 and fastpath support for vlans is being added from v6.30rc17
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

You can not use fasttrack with queues.

Fasttrack = skip processing of packets
Queues = processing
by CyberTod
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: About Power
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: About Power

You are overthinking it. Power outages occur, it is inevitable. If uninterruped service is the thing you need then sure go for ups. But a power outage will not damage the router. A power surge could damage it like any other electrical appliance, but not every ups will guard you from that either. I h...
by CyberTod
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help debugging wireless link
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Help debugging wireless link

There is also the rx sensitivity of a wireless card, so at -90dBm this is completely unreliable link, don't bother looking at SNR if your signal is that low. And if one direction has this low signal the entire link will be unstable. Because your other direction is a very strong signal all I can thin...
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

In rc11 still when opened from Dude sessions are not loaded. Working fine with rc6 make sure to delete the winbox files (viw and others), then try again But that will delete all my remembered sessions. They load fine if I just open winbox.exe from explorer, but if I open it like a tool from dude wi...
by CyberTod
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

In rc11 still when opened from Dude sessions are not loaded. Working fine with rc6
by CyberTod
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Ping in one direction only?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Ping in one direction only?

Check for some firewall rule blocking icmp on the 433 board in the input chain.
by CyberTod
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 5792

Re: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...

You are mistaking .n and .ac with nstreme, nv2. 802.11ac cannot be set to exact MCS and this is actually part of the protocol itself. You can however set the maximum MCS from Data Rates -> Configured -> VHT, but not less than MCS0-7. If you switch to .n then you can set an exact MCS from Wireless ->...
by CyberTod
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 30Mbit/sec via WiFi on 951G-2HnD 6.29 (Atheros AR9300)
Replies: 2
Views: 6612

Re: 30Mbit/sec via WiFi on 951G-2HnD 6.29 (Atheros AR9300)

Also these parameters lower throughput : hw-protection-mode=rts-cts Not a good idea to set this on the AP side. It asks every time before using the air if it is free. It is useful on stations to diminish effects of hidden-node. preamble-mode=long Also this. Not such a big effect, but still lowers da...
by CyberTod
Sun May 31, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

And again sessions are not used when opened from within Dude.
by CyberTod
Fri May 29, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.29 released
Replies: 193
Views: 49367

Re: v6.29 released

It's funny how after a bug occurs everyone expects it is not fixed completely. Now all stare all the time at sector writes and when a write happens jump from their chair.
by CyberTod
Thu May 28, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

Is there some way to benefit from fasttrack if I am setting priority from dscp ?
/ip firewall mangle add action=set-priority chain=prerouting new-priority=from-dscp-high-3-bits
by CyberTod
Tue May 19, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable PoE IN
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Disable PoE IN

Unplug the cable ? Plug it again after you set up the switch.
If that is not an option and there was such a setting you would leave the device with no power at all and that defeats the purpose.
by CyberTod
Fri May 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

When 'Open in new window' is selected a new session is opened instanly, no delay, no wait. If it is not and the session is opened in the same window there you can see 'Logging in' for 2-3 seconds. This is on a very fast connection to the board. Not that it is much delay, but if it can be instant in ...
by CyberTod
Thu May 07, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: V6.15 Download
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: V6.15 Download

Here is the link for mipsbe :

http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/ ... e-6.15.npk

If you need different architecture just change the name. As you see naming is predictable so you can download any version you want.
by CyberTod
Sun May 03, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

Ok, I understand, however where is notice / announcement / release notes about this ? I believe some shortcuts still can work like "DEL" to delete the item. Also, winbox could have its own settings (like it has now) and simple checkbox "enable keyboard shortcuts", i believe this is not so hard to i...
by CyberTod
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Version 6.27 software?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Version 6.27 software?

Yes it is. If you have a routerboard device with a valid licence you can upgrade freely.
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal5 mANT30 NV2 low CCQ and no connection on 802.11
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Re: NetMetal5 mANT30 NV2 low CCQ and no connection on 802.11

Please read my post again. Don't remove the setting set it like this : distance=dynamic Also please note the following : ACK Hardware limits are: 40MHz - 15.2 miles (24.5 km) 30MHz - 32.5 miles (52.3km) 20MHz - 32.5 miles (52.3km) 10MHz - 65.2 miles (104.9 km) 8MHz - 65.2 miles (104.9 km) 5MHz - 130...
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

These results sound very promising. But can only be used in some configurations. The typical home router can benefit a lot. But for example I want to somehow use this on ptp wireless connections, because i have a mangle rule to set nv2 priority from dscp for QoS. And as this changes header of all pa...
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS v6.28 released
Replies: 229
Views: 61715

Re: RouterOS v6.28 released

In changelog for 6.29rc I see this change :
vrrp - do not reset interface when no interesting config changes;
Can this be expanded for all interface types and other items ? Especially when adding/changing comments.
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why total from banwidth test tool, can not to reach maximum 10G for SFP+, who got the result different me
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Why total from banwidth test tool, can not to reach maximum 10G for SFP+, who got the result different me

Check CPU usage while running that test. If you are trying to generate so many packets from the router itself the cpu will not handle that.
Proper testing procedure is explained many times in different topics.
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

I will wait for 6.29 final before trying this, but in your rules you add a fasttrack rule and then an accept rule. What happens if there is no accept rule. Doesn't the fasttrack rule here do exactly this - passthrough all packets matched by it ?
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple RB951's in a small building
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Multiple RB750's in a small building

A 750 does not have wireless.
But to the idea of setting an access point on each floor - that is exactly how it is done. You set the same ssid, play a bit with tx power and place channels for example 1,6,11,1 on floors 1 to 4.
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29
Replies: 237
Views: 139152

Re: FastTrack - New feature in 6.29

Can we get some bigger pictures. I can not see the firewall examples. Also if possible show examples in text version.
If I understand this correctly I have to make a mangle rule to mark packets as fasttrack. But then I guess I need to make another rule to make some processing with them ?
by CyberTod
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best solution for 35 Km ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

Re: best solution for 35 Km ?

433AH is a good device, but is an old model now. The cost is high because you buy the board, then have to buy a wireless card, some box. The advantages are that is has 3 slots, but they are minipci slots, as opposed to the new pcie slots. Also has 3 ethernet ports. For a long time it was a very good...
by CyberTod
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal5 mANT30 NV2 low CCQ and no connection on 802.11
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Re: NetMetal5 mANT30 NV2 low CCQ and no connection on 802.11

This parameter is wrong : distance=36 This is not in km and represents the ack timeout value. Leave it on dynamic and try again. This parameter is used only on 802.11 protocol. That is why you have connection on nv2 because it uses the nv2-cell-radius parameter which is in km. But an ack-timeout val...
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: best solution for 35 Km ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

Re: best solution for 35 Km ?

Netbox has a plastic enclosure, Netmetal has a metal enclosure. Netmetal also has sfp slot. And they both have 3 vesrions - version with an additional pcie slot, high power version, triple chain version. For this link best is to choose the high power version : NetMetal Dual Chain Super High Power 20...
by CyberTod
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

A work around for those experiencing winbox3.0RC9 crash. Check mark "Open in New Window" before click on connect. Thank you. That workaround works. Actually I remember a similar problem with some previous version, but don't remember was it needed to be checked or not. On the bright side I notice th...
by CyberTod
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I have tried on routerboards with v6.28
by CyberTod
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I have the same problem too. But I don't see error it just closes after trying to connect. I have tried deleting settngs but that doesn't help. Actually mine are here : C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Mikrotik. Also see attached image how it always starts. The size is always that small, it does not rem...
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How simple can Simple Queues be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: How simple can Simple Queues be?

The parent is set on the interface facing your client devices. On the parent queue you set your maximum available bandwith or below it, but close to max. After that in the child queues you set that parent and in them you can set ip addresses. You can set after that every single queue to use the max ...
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: System,error,critical
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: System,error,critical

I would first check motherboard and power supply for faulty capacitors. This error indicates that the reboot was due to power outage.
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: How simple can Simple Queues be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: How simple can Simple Queues be?

You don't have a parent queue so priority will not do anything.
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 speeds really bad with ver 6.27
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Re: NV2 speeds really bad with ver 6.27

NV2 works good in v6.27, the same with all other versions. Maybe you have some other problem with the link.
I like nstreme too, basically because of the lower latency, but nv2 is more stable and nstreme seems abandoned.
by CyberTod
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wifi keeps mobile device awake? [keepalive packets]
Replies: 81
Views: 27629

Re: Wifi keeps mobile device awake? [keepalive packets]

I want to know more about that too. Some timeframe about fix ? At home when connected to my 951ui with 6.27 my phone has no battery at all by evening even if the phone just sits idle on the table without me even touching it. In another network with a simple tp-link router after 2 full days with this...
by CyberTod
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Problem with TCP Traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Problem with TCP Traffic

There is probably some interference near the AP. Are there other antennas nearby ?
by CyberTod
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB951Ui and usb store
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: RB951Ui and usb store

Dude is not supported on recent routeros versions.
by CyberTod
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what can cause Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: what can cause Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! ?

As Nathan said - most probably filesystem corruption.
by CyberTod
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what can cause Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Re: what can cause Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! ?

"ERROR: no system package found!"
The boot process cannot continue because important system files are just missing.
by CyberTod
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low throughput and high latency on 2,4ghz AP after some time
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: Low throughput and high latency on 2,4ghz AP after some time

With 1 client and a good signal never had problems. Here are some of the rules, I have more but they are a bit specific for my network : /ip firewall filter add action=add-src-to-address-list address-list="udp limit" address-list-timeout=1m chain=forward connection-limit=4,32 dst-port=!53 protocol=u...
by CyberTod
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 devices in scan with signals: -19, -24, and very bad throughoutput
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: 2 devices in scan with signals: -19, -24, and very bad throughoutput

Try some antenna shielding. These signals are too strong even if they are on another frequency.
by CyberTod
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low throughput and high latency on 2,4ghz AP after some time
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: Low throughput and high latency on 2,4ghz AP after some time

This is a very old topic of mine, but here is what I did to improve things for me : Using default rates, previously was using only-g. Started using wireless-fp package. Made some wireless rules to limit number of connections. Mine are all ptmp links. I have quite good results now, but still sometime...
by CyberTod
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Long distance links-best solutions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Re: Long distance links-best solutions?

NV2 has improved a lot in recent routeros versions. So be sure to use latest version as others suggested. Also use wireless-fp package.
Also NV2 is not using the 'distance' value in Advanced. There is a setting called 'cell radius' which you only set on the AP.
by CyberTod
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent traffic shaping firewall mangle rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: Transparent traffic shaping firewall mangle rules

Your rules seem ok. Besides the 'use ip firewall' in bridge which has to be enabled and you did that, also 'connection tracking' has to be enabled in firewall.
by CyberTod
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nv2 QoS
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Nv2 QoS

Rather old topic, but better ask here instead of making a new one. As other have asked - what exactly is the 'default' value for NV2 QoS. And please don't send me to the wiki. All that is written there is 'based on size and type'. Ok but what exactly does that mean. I guess smaller packets get highe...
by CyberTod
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless RB951G-2HnD performance and device authentication limit
Replies: 16
Views: 2572

Re: Wireless RB951G-2HnD performance and device authentication limit

There is a way to limit the max connected stations :
/interface wireless set wlan1 max-station-count=20
But it should be able to handle a lot more than that. It depends on signal strength and quality. Try a different channel and see if you have stations with very low signal and low bitrate.
by CyberTod
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: A strange wireless network trouble.
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: A strange wireless network trouble.

Why don't you try to use station-wds mode on the stations and turn on wds on the AP. I have wds links working between ubnt and mikrotik altough I'm using mikrotik on AP side and ubnt on the client side, but should be working vice versa. And if changing the AP is an option why not try replacing it wi...
by CyberTod
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: "BUG" The Dude
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: "BUG" The Dude

Never noticed such a problem. I have around 200 devices in my Dude. Using it in Linux under wine.
by CyberTod
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router Uptime
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Router Uptime

I do not have such high uptimes. But mine are lower only due to power outages and software upgrades.
by CyberTod
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Upgrade 5.26 to 6.27
Replies: 5
Views: 3992

Re: Upgrade 5.26 to 6.27

Make a backup of your configuration before you upgrade, just to be safe. You can downgrade after that. And if for some reason your configuration is lost you will have your backup.
by CyberTod
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

If a router disconnects the session field in the loader switches from <own> to this router's session. And after that you have to manually switch to <own> again, otherwise it starts loading this other session to all routers. This is not a problem if you use the saved sessions from Managed. But it bec...
by CyberTod
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange signal level "vibation" at 40Mhz bandwidth on 911G-5HPacD
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Strange signal level "vibation" at 40Mhz bandwidth on 911G-5HPacD

I am seeing the same thing, but using at 80Mhz channel.
netbox-signal.png
by CyberTod
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NLOS link possible with the SXT 5 ac units?
Replies: 14
Views: 2057

Re: NLOS link possible with the SXT 5 ac units?

Remove the branches if possible.
2,4Ghz is better for NLOS. Consider looking at SXTG-2HnD. It will not do 200Mbps, but should do 100mbps in these conditions.
by CyberTod
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Groove - A-52HPn - 5Ghz wireless bridge + 2.4 ghz WAP
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Groove - A-52HPn - 5Ghz wireless bridge + 2.4 ghz WAP

You can also use wds-slave mode.
by CyberTod
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CLI guides?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: CLI guides?

You can use '?' in command line to get list of commands.
Also there is a command completion with TAB and using '?' while you have some command written will show you all available parameters and sub-commands for it.
by CyberTod
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

Scenario 2) You have opened window with multiple tabs and "Inline comments" disabled. When you activate "Inline comments" active tabs of all already opened windows switch view to "Inline comments", BUT if you then switch to another tab of already opened window (eg. in Firewall window you switch fro...
by CyberTod
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

And here is a screenshot of the problem :
inline.jpg
by CyberTod
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

Yes. Using rc2 at the moment.
by CyberTod
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

they are saved. do NOT click the save button unless you want to make a new session. current session is saved automatically. I guess we need to make this more clear in some way. The reports are for the inline settings button. When you clicked the button in a previous session and reopen, the button i...
by CyberTod
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Winbox Download
Replies: 7
Views: 15369

Re: Winbox Download

This post refers to beta3. The rc1 saves session very well, better than v2.
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

Potential bug :

Inline comments is selected. It is used everywhere I checked, but when I go to Wireless -> Access list it is not working.
I have to deselect and select inline comments again for it to work. It works until I close the winbox. If I reopen it I have to perform the same steps.
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox 3 RC
Replies: 639
Views: 122731

Re: Winbox 3 RC

I am using exactly the same for Dude and it works. I have added it when on beta3 and just saved the rc1 .exe over it. I was not using it then, because of the many bugs on beta3, but now it is fully usable. The only problem is that sometimes by habit I click on the old winbox because it can't be disa...
by CyberTod
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Last session doesnt load with WINBOX v3 beta3 :-(
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Last session doesnt load with WINBOX v3 beta3 :-(

This is fixed in v3.0rc1
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Layer 7 facebook block
Replies: 29
Views: 146696

Re: Layer 7 facebook block

Put another rule for any ip you want to access facebook above those with :
add action=accept chain=forward src-address=<allowed ip>

But this rule will allow them everything so if you have some other restrictions you need to arrange the order.
by CyberTod
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to mark youtube IPs
Replies: 34
Views: 5309

Re: How to mark youtube IPs

I see marked packets on a board with v6.25 so it should be working.
by CyberTod
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133
Replies: 18
Views: 3540

Re: RB133

Good to know they work on it. And I hope it will be reflected on changelog when it is fixed.
by CyberTod
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Lost packets
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Lost packets

That is how the test works. It sends as many packets as it can until the link is saturated and when the dropped packets occur then this is considered the maximum possible bandwidth that can be pushed through that link.
by CyberTod
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac spectral scan
Replies: 158
Views: 32303

Re: 802.11ac spectral scan

On this photo i like a lot the fields Airtime and Interference + Noise
by CyberTod
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.24, why does my box have 6.3?
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: 6.24, why does my box have 6.3?

Yes. The naming is exactly like this.
by CyberTod
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: arp-poisoning help !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: arp-poisoning help !!!

Never use proxy-arp on you wan interface.
by CyberTod
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB133
Replies: 18
Views: 3540

Re: RB133

I had the same problem with some RB133. Doing a bandwidth test between some other board and an RB133 results in 10Mbit/s throughput without maxing the cpu even though it shows 100Mbit-FD. This is is with v6.x, reverting to v5.26 fixes this problem.
by CyberTod
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme "not polled for too long" possibly fixed.
Replies: 13
Views: 4216

Re: Nstreme "not polled for too long" possibly fixed.

Sounds interesting if it is even some sort of fix for this problem, but I can't even try it, all my links use wireless-fp now.
by CyberTod
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Overlenght Ethernet Cable - Which Product works best ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Overlenght Ethernet Cable - Which Product works best ?

It mostly depends on the cable itself. Sometimes when a cable is aging it just degrades and a long link just starts making problems.
You can start by replacing the connectors and see what happens.
I've seen some of the dumbest switches you can find perform good in this scenario.
by CyberTod
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: UPNP Status command
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: UPNP Status command

If you have configured it correctly it is adding rules. I have lots of them on some routers. They don't even have some sort of timeout, just stay there until reboot it seems.
by CyberTod
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: UPNP Status command
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: UPNP Status command

You can view all added mappings in IP -> Firewall -> Nat They are added as dynamic rules. But what is missing and I want to see added is the name of the program that made the mapping, because this info is given by the programs and other routers are showing it. Maybe as a comment on the rules or in s...
by CyberTod
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New forum look & feel
Replies: 64
Views: 8364

Re: New forum look & feel

+1 for View unread posts. It is the biggest problem for me right now.
Also as other mentioned all can be made smaller. Maybe an option to change font size or other visibility settings.
by CyberTod
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: my metal 2SHPn 's wireless is always down
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: my metal 2SHPn 's wireless is always down

There is an existing topic about this. Search in the forum.
Also there is a test firmware which fixes this problem for most people.
by CyberTod
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ipsec eats CPU after downgrading from 6.20 to 5.26
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: ipsec eats CPU after downgrading from 6.20 to 5.26

Changelog for v6.21.1 :
*) ipsec - fix downgrade problem to v5;
by CyberTod
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bircked mAP2n within 15min
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Bircked mAP2n within 15min

As I said before :
Never downgrade to a version lower than the device was shipped with.
by CyberTod
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: high ping latency for p2p link
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: high ping latency for p2p link

What protocol are you using ?
Also it seems strange that on this distance and this signal your rates are not 150/150 (or even 300/300 if mimo) all the time. You have some problem.
No information on the equipment used.
by CyberTod
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: High number of packet/sec highly affects whole sector
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: High number of packet/sec highly affects whole sector

Use a firewall rule with connection-limit
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT G 5hpnd PtMP SXT 5HPND diff distance clients
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: SXT G 5hpnd PtMP SXT 5HPND

It's quite strong signal, but is it working good ?
If it is just leave it that way. You can try misaligning the antenna a little, that can also lower the signal.
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.21 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 6503

Re: v6.21 released!

*) interfaces report last link up/down time and link down count;
Excellent addition. But it is visible only in terminal and the time shown does not account for timezone.\
linkup.jpg
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low TCP throughput SXt5HPACD
Replies: 16
Views: 2245

Re: Low TCP throughput SXt5HPACD

Check cpu usage while doing this test. I am sure it will max out generating that amount of tcp traffic.
You can even test those 450G's with 1m utp and I am quite sure the result will be the same.
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Dual Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 4318

Re: Dual Chain

Just install them rotated the same way and don't worry about the chains.
After that try to configure them. Come here with specific questions and I think someone will help.
by CyberTod
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: blocking internet - the rule is not working
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: blocking internet - the rule is not working

In your case ether5 is slave to ether2. The cpu and the firewall rules see all traffic as ether2.
You can remove ether5 from the switch or make a vlan.
by CyberTod
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: blocking internet - the rule is not working
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: blocking internet - the rule is not working

Is ether5 a part of a bridge ?
If it is your rules will not work, because the bridge is the master interface and the traffic goes through it.
The same applies if it is a part of a switch group. The firewall rules will work on the master interface.
by CyberTod
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Not getting gigabit with RB951-2n
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Not getting gigabit with RB951-2n

RB951-2n has only 100mbit ports.

You can see that info here :

http://routerboard.com/RB951-2n
by CyberTod
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lost wireless port netmetal 5
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Re: lost wireless port netmetal 5

Check if for some reason you did not switch to wireless package. The wireless module of Netmetal 5 requires the use of wireless-fp package.
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why no wifi registration list comment
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Why no wifi registration list comment

You can write a comment if you add the mac address to Access List.
Otherwise you can consider it as a dynamic list.
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Please help with this :(
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Please help with this :(

I am assuming central.rsc is your 2nd router.
You have this rule :
add action=masquerade chain=srcnat out-interface=ether12-WAN
This is exactly the nat you must disable. Otherwise everything leaving the router through ether12-WAN is masquaraded with the router's ip.
by CyberTod
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Please help with this :(
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Please help with this :(

Probably you are making some nat on Router2. Remove it so it only routes.
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Change Ap frequency and CPE auto connection
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Change Ap frequency and CPE auto connection

Then just change frequency on AP and all stations will reconnect in a few seconds.
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Change Ap frequency and CPE auto connection
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Change Ap frequency and CPE auto connection

No need to change anything.
The station will scan all available channels.
Just make sure that you are using the same setting for country in ap and stations. I don't see it in your export which could mean it is set to 'no_country_set'
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT 5HnD does not lock to the configured data rate
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: SXT 5HnD does not lock to the configured data rate

The data rate you selected is valid for A standard. But you are using mixed A/N.
Either select 5Ghz-A in band or disable all MCS (basic and supported) to prevent going to N rates.
You can only set these on the bridge side and the station will follow.
by CyberTod
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude cant work on 6.15
Replies: 16
Views: 5247

Re: Dude cant work on 6.15

Exactly as described. In the later v6 version Dude was causing major problems, but starting from around 6.15 it was not visible in packages and there was no way to uninstall it. In 6.20 you can see it in package list so you can uninstall it. That is the fix. The ability to uninstall the not working ...
by CyberTod
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB951Ui-2HnD strange behavior with Smartphones
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: RB951Ui-2HnD strange behavior with Smartphones

If the screen of the smartphone is off then most likely it is in a deep power saving mode.
In this mode it reduces power to most components and it is normal to get such high pings.
Try pinging from the phone or ping it while using it actively.
by CyberTod
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Block usage via MAC address
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Block usage via MAC address

Try this : /ip firewall filter add action=drop chain=forward src-mac-address=01:02:03:04:05:06 time=0s-7h,mon,tue,wed,thu,fri This will drop all traffic from this mac address. If the time is not in the defined range the rule will be inactive and the traffic will flow. Notice how this is from midnigh...
by CyberTod
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: install MT>> no hard disk drive fond ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: install MT>> no hard disk drive fond ???

Haven't installed x86 in a long time, but what I did a long time ago was install on some pc and then move the hard disk to another.
by CyberTod
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cameras on each side
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: cameras on each side

A typical security ip camera makes between 1Mbit/s and 4Mbit/s
It should be adjustable in the camera's software.
by CyberTod
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Recover from config error
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Recover from config error

You can use the 'Safe mode' button in winbox.
This will reverse any changes if you disconnect from the session unless you click it again to apply them permanently.
The 'Ctrl+X' keyboard combination can be used to achieve the same in terminal.
by CyberTod
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Minute Leases
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: 10 Minute Leases

When renewing a dhcp lease there are only a few packets exchanged in the network. The client sends DHCPREQUEST for the ip it already has and the server replies with DHCPACK, that's it. It is so minimal that really is nothing to worry about. But this is just a default value for someone that installs ...
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Lite 5 with airgrid m5
Replies: 9
Views: 4980

Re: Lite 5 with airgrid m5

Disable AirMax on the Airgrid M5.
If you want to connect Mikrotik gear to Ubiquiti gear you cannot use their proprietary protocols. Same thing applies to nv2 and nstreme if you use Mikrotik as AP and you want to connect Ubiquiti gear to it.
by CyberTod
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Packet loss SXT AC
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Packet loss SXT AC

The signal is strong, but not too strong. I don't think the strong signal is your problem here.
Maybe you have some interference. Try changing frequency to find a clear channel.
by CyberTod
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Talk
Replies: 14
Views: 3821

Re: 802.11ac Talk

Nstreme works very bad in .ac for now. But try nv2. You get high throughput and a bit higher, but stable latency.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remove dude from RB493G - is there a way to?
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Remove dude from RB493G - is there a way to?

It is not visible in 6.19, but this problem is fixed in 6.20.
Try installing 6.20 and uninstall from packages.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: routeros 5.24 and 5.25 stuck at 2Mbps and need reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: routeros 5.24 and 5.25 stuck at 2Mbps and need reboot

There are problems. But they appear in specific scenarios.
The wireless improvements are many and noticable in wireless-fp package.
At least you can upgrade 1-2 devices to test if it works for you and is problem free.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

I am sometimes shopping from this site too.
With the gear you are using for this link I am not surprised you have all kind of problems. Just try what I proposed and if you align and get a good signal you will forget for any problems.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

Maybe it can be avoided with taller mast. But of course I'm speaking in theory here.
Have you tried setting up that link ? What devices and type of antennas did you use ? How are both - tx and rx signals ?
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

Netmetal 5 with mANT will give you very reliable link for that 13km distance. No need for triple chain to achieve that. If you have los don't worry at all, there will be no problems with weather conditions. Of course if uptime is very important you can make a backup/failover link on some other band....
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

If the interfaces are bridged it will pass all traffic from the main router to the remote site. As for the other question. I am not sure that this switch can bond ethernet ports, maybe someone else can give more info. You can do that with any routerboard which has enough ethernet ports. There are wi...
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

In the dropdown menu set PTP Bridge on both.
And for the Wireless Bridge Mode set A to Server/AP and B to Client/CPE.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHPn 's
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: New user. Need help with basic install of 2x RBMetal2SHP

Try the QuickSet feature and set as PTP Bridge. If that doesn't work for you, or you want more control over the settings just set them manually. For the scenario you are describing you will need to add a bridge on both devices and add as ports to this bridge both the ethernet and the wireless interf...
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: MRTG Not reporting accurately
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: MRTG Not reporting accurately

Maybe you are using 32bit counters. Use 64bit counters.
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problemas PtP NetMetal 5 42Km
Replies: 14
Views: 9036

Re: Problemas PtP NetMetal 5 42Km

First thing I notice is that you have -93dBm signal on ch1. Is this a single polarity antenna ? The next problem is you are using 802.11 which will have problems on such a long link due to ack limitations. Switch the wireless protocol to nv2 : wireless-protocol=nv2 and adjust this property according...
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problemas PtP NetMetal 5 42Km
Replies: 14
Views: 9036

Re: Problemas PtP NetMetal 5 42Km

Post :
/interface wireless registration-table print stats
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Sol. for 10 Km antena,
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Mikrotik Sol. for 10 Km antena,

Antennas : 2x http://routerboard.com/MTAD-5G-30D3 Boards : 2x http://routerboard.com/RB911G-5HPacD-NB - the preffered and future proof choice or 2x http://routerboard.com/RB912UAG-5HPnD-OUT - older model, but you will still get 100mbit/s with it You can also try with 2x http://routerboard.com/RBSEXT...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC bandwidth
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: SXT AC bandwidth

I haven't tried all those combinations, but the C channel being the control channel is the one that is important. And if the station has the same C channel in the scan-list it will be able to connect. After that, and I say that without being sure just how I think it is - the type of extension Ceee, ...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC bandwidth
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: SXT AC bandwidth

It follows ap. I've set my station to custom channels and all of them are Ceee. Then I try eeeC on ap and the station connects at full rate.
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: NetMetal 5 - 25 Km Link
Replies: 1
Views: 2618

Re: NetMetal 5 - 25 Km Link

You will see a gain of a few dB when you switch to the Netmetal. If you choose 20/40/80 Ceee channel it will try to stay on 80Mhz. For the usage you want it - large data backups, you can first try 802.11. It performs good, actually best at the moment when there are not a lot of connections and the c...
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC bandwidth
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: SXT AC bandwidth

Decide what channel width you want to use depending on the throughput requirement and available spectrum - 20,40 or 80Mhz
If you choose 20/40/80 it will try to use 80Mhz. But in my observation when doing spectral scan the 'C' frequency is the one that is used the most.
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC bandwidth
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: SXT AC bandwidth

'C' is your control or main frequency, and 'e' is your extension channel or channels.
This is the new way of representing the previously used -above-control and -below-control
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: eth Congest
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: eth Congest

Is that the max speed you are getting from isp ?
Maybe you are being DoS/DDoS ed.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB922UAGS-5HPacD - As repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: RB922UAGS-5HPacD - As repeater

You can add another card in RB922 and you have to do it to make that link. The most suitable card is the one I posted above. The integrated card is dual chain, but that does not mean you can connect 1 antenna to chain0 and connect to 1st tower and the other chain to 3rd tower. It is used with MIMO a...
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: sxt G-5HPacD no wireless interface
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: sxt G-5HPacD no wireless interface

Upgrade with this :

http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/ ... e-6.19.npk

And enable wireless-fp package
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB922UAGS-5HPacD - As repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: RB922UAGS-5HPacD - As repeater

What do you mean by using the word Repeater ? If you mean to get the signal from 1st tower and retransmit it to 3rd tower with the same card - it will never work. You need directional antenna for this distance. But you can add this card to the board : http://routerboard.com/R11e-5HacD And with 2 ant...
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB951-2n, 802.11n and client wifi card intel 7260ac
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: RB951-2n, 802.11n and client wifi card intel 7260ac

I'm glad you resolved your problem.
It is always advised to upgrade to latest version.
For management try using winbox, it's better than using web.
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: real world throughput on SXT
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Re: real world throughput on SXT

You can check my topic here :

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=88283

Also I think there are a few more topics with real life results with Netbox / Netmetal

I can not get 256QAM on my link. I think there is still some work to be done on rate selection and nv2/nstreme stability.
by CyberTod
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP cloud useless behind NAT
Replies: 29
Views: 17920

Re: IP cloud useless behind NAT

It already does that. It is using external ip address for the hostname.
It was not like this in first version it appeared, so just make sure you are using the latest routeros version.
by CyberTod
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Winbox disconnect in radio
Replies: 26
Views: 2919

Re: Winbox disconnect in radio

Try switching from nstreme to nv2.
Try using auto rates. You have locked to high rates, but have not posted signal, it could be low for these rates.
by CyberTod
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterOS to RouterOS Lan connect over internet
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: RouterOS to RouterOS Lan connect over internet

If you need only L3 connectivity between the internal networks you can also look at GRE tunnel.
by CyberTod
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterOS to RouterOS Lan connect over internet
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: RouterOS to RouterOS Lan connect over internet

The easiest thing you can do is an EoIP tunnel.
For increased security it is advisable to make the EoIP tunnel over a VPN connection, but you say encryption is already handled, still more security doesn't hurt ..
by CyberTod
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netbox5 - Outdoor results with 866/866 Data Rates
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Netbox5 - Outdoor results with 866/866 Data Rates

I never managed to achieve 866mbit rates. The result in 802.11 is what is to be expected. I don't know why your results in nv2 are so low, the nstreme results are the same as mine - not more than 180mbit/s. Most people will say that your signal is too high. The current tx power shows 0, but the sett...
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93188

Re: v6.19 released

I just did that :)
With the exception that my path points to where my winbox3 is currently saved.
The downside is that the integrated in Dude winbox connects a lot faster. And the known bug of not remembering session with the new one.
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93188

Re: v6.19 released

I am connecting through Dude, because it is more convenient to work with a lot of devices. If I will not be able to that anymore because it is using old winbox version that is a major problem for me. P.S. I just found a workaround for that by making a custom tool in Dude and if indeed winbox 3 is re...
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Successful case of WIRELESS over about 405 Km.

Excellent signals for this distance.
Did you limit rates to 120mbit/s or is it not able to go above that on such high distance ?
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to save session info in new winbox v3
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: How to save session info in new winbox v3

It is a bug. v3 is still in beta. Wait for next version.
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: cacti graphs blank
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

Re: cacti graphs blank

What exactly are you trying to graph ?
If it is interface statistics I have no problem with cacti, no need to use any specific templates about that.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dual chain or 3 chain...
Replies: 13
Views: 6687

Re: Dual chain or 3 chain...

There is no such antenna
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Advice about a high density AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Advice about a high density AP

Yes. Some of these devices had very weak signals. So another device somewhere else in the room (and I'm assuming it's a big one) to split them and all have better signals will help.
And you had close to 100 devices connected. A lot of air time is used just for management frames.
by CyberTod
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: DVR Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

Re: DVR Setup

If you don't know how to make firewall rules in routeros you can enable UPnP.
I see that you DVR supports it.
Enable it in routeros IP -> UPnP, put check mark on Enabled and in Interfaces add which is your internal and which is external interface.
by CyberTod
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Dual chain or 3 chain...
Replies: 13
Views: 6687

Re: Dual chain or 3 chain...

There are 4 different versions of NetMetal 5 : NetMetal Dual Chain with miniPCI-e slot (RB922UAGS-5HPacD-NM) NetMetal Triple Chain with miniPCI-e slot (RB922UAGS-5HPacT-NM) NetMetal Dual Chain Super High Power 2000mW (RB921UAGS-5SHPacD-NM) NetMetal Triple Chain Super High Power 2000mW (RB921UAGS-5SH...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results
Replies: 64
Views: 19047

Re: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results

First i configured it as station-bridge, but then changed to station-wds to see if that may be causing the kernel failure. I know that nv2 eats more cpu and that is expected, because the tdma part is done in software. The cpu load with my traffic varies 30-40%. 802.11 in situation with many packets ...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Find out what mac is on port x
Replies: 4
Views: 12314

Re: Find out what mac is on port x

It seems you are using them in switch configuration and that is the correct way to do it with CRS. Bridge -> Hosts will show you only the master port, because it is the only one in bridge. Switch -> Unicast FDB shows you every mac and the physical port it is connected to. Maybe see if the column 'Po...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results
Replies: 64
Views: 19047

Re: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results

I guess it happens very rarely. At least I am not the only one, because support suggested it could be hardware, but I doubt it - I have boards with hardware problems, but they just reboot and the message in log is only "reboot without proper shutdown". The most recent time i had "kernel failure" was...
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results
Replies: 64
Views: 19047

Re: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results

It works well. The speed and latency are stable, but my real traffic is not more than 150Mbit/s.
I had a few kernel failures on the station side, sent a ticket, but so far support did not find something wrong.
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Omnitik won't reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Omnitik won't reboot

Don't downgrade to a lower routeros version than what the boards originally had.
And there is no problem with an Omnitik on v6.18 to work with v5.26 clients, but consider just upgrading everything.
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Problems IP traffic speed limit 177 Mb
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Problems IP traffic speed limit 177 Mb

If you are doing btest between the boards their processor will be topped by generating the tcp traffic.
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Find out what mac is on port x
Replies: 4
Views: 12314

Re: Find out what mac is on port x

If the ports are bridged you can see that in Bridge -> Hosts
If the ports are in switch configuration the info is in Switch -> Host
And for the CRS series you can find it in Switch -> Unicast FDB
by CyberTod
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results
Replies: 64
Views: 19047

Re: NetBox 5 lab / reallife results

The best that I achieved is the last I posted. Around 300mbit/s :
nv2, 80Mhz clear channel, almost everything else at default.
I'm not making changes anymore to do tests because it is in production for a week.
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24495

Re: Newsletter 61

I'm struggling to understand what's happening there with the mANT30 and the NetMetal5 in the newsletter. Look closely at the picture. 3 rf cables connected to 2 connection points on a dual pol antenna. The 2 cables merge into one cable. So are 2 streams together on 1 polarization and another stream...
by CyberTod
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hardware Suggestion (angle related)?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Hardware Suggestion (angle related)?

Your angle is around 21 degrees.
It could work with the 25 degree version, but you will be using it at the near end where the gain diminishes.
Better try with the 90 degree to be safe.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Manage routeros via CMD
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Manage routeros via CMD

It works. I tested it, but sometimes it can take 1min to finish. Maybe because it tries to draw the output, but it is not visible, also some mistakes in your script, should be : 192.168.22.1 23 WAIT "Login: " SEND "admin\m" WAIT "Password: " SEND "noone\m" WAIT "> " SEND "/ip hotspot disable 0\m" WA...
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Working with Winbox
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Working with Winbox

Partial answer is in your topic name - use Winbox.
If you are not familiar with routeros - try using QuickSet.
It is the first menu when you open winbox and can help you setup a device with some basic config.
by CyberTod
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Manage routeros via CMD
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Manage routeros via CMD

Maybe this will help you :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1319 ... -a-command

A few ways to to what you want with .bat + .vbs scripts or with a small external utility (i haven't tested it)
by CyberTod
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI
Replies: 151
Views: 82344

Re: Metal 2 shpn Problem in WIFI

Write me an email : (my username) at vestel.bg and i will send it to you.

Your high ping could be due to using only 'b' rates. If usage is high 11mbit/s wireless rates is just slow and will be filled.
by CyberTod
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: microtik 5.26 wireless frequency bug
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: microtik 5.26 wireless frequency bug

You are using DFS.
by CyberTod
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNTP bad in 6.19?
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: SNTP bad in 6.19?

All my boards with v6.19 work. No problems with sntp. Always using 0.pool.ntp.org as 1st server - it is resolved when I type it, don't use the dns-name function. And always enter a backup ntp server.
by CyberTod
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert

I can not understand completely, but it can be a routing or firewall issue.
by CyberTod
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert

If I can answer ..
by CyberTod
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert

Not your mac addresses of wan interfaces, but the mac addresses you see in the alert message.
by CyberTod
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: dhcp,critical,error dhcp alert

You have set up a DHCP Alert in your DHCP Server settings. If these servers are supposed to be running, I guess they are since this is on your wan you can add them to the valid servers list to avoid the warnings. Or maybe you can switch the alert monitor to your lan. The wan port should be monitored...
by CyberTod
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hardware suggestions?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Hardware suggestions?!

You are right about that. More gain on the antenna won't hurt. But still both Sextant and SXT can be used at 5-6km with no problem. On a site with multiple antennas it's better to use antennas with narrower beam to avoid self interference.
by CyberTod
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNTP bad in 6.19?
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: SNTP bad in 6.19?

If you delete the ip addresses it will switch to broadcast.
by CyberTod
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hardware suggestions?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Hardware suggestions?!

You don't even need Sextant. SXT's antenna is also enough for this distance.
by CyberTod
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93188

Re: v6.19 released

+1 for nstreme. Do you still work on it ? On latest versions only changes for nv2 are mentioned. Nstreme needs only 1 improvement - no disconnections.
Maybe too soon to say, havent done testing, but my smokeping graphs show less packet loss in nv2 today.
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