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by Chofex
Tue May 18, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: API - ACL Control
Replies: 37
Views: 17522

Re: API - ACL Control

Did you get lucky with API and Visual Basic 6 ? I'd REALLY appreciate if someone could tell me how to connect using VB6 to RouterOS API... I don't mind paying for a component (something reasonable, please!) I program using VB since 1993, and I use VB 6 every day at job. I've developed an ERP form my...
by Chofex
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple users and passwords change at Winbox
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Multiple users and passwords change at Winbox

I use the same user and password for all my routerboards, and have them saved with routerboard IP at my Winbox. I recently changed both, user and password, of all my RBs, and now I find myself changing one by one user and password at Winbox. Tried to export and then edit addresses.wbx, but can't be ...
by Chofex
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SMTP e-mail Server
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: SMTP e-mail Server

I'm running a few Rb112 with RouterOS 2.9.51 that can't send user & password.
I need an SMTP server that needs no authentication, just filter by IP address.
by Chofex
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: email from server to me ( watch dog )) please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: email from server to me ( watch dog )) please help

Try installing this very easy to use Windows smtp e-mail server
http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html

Then, ensure to set /tools e-mail to properly use your server.

Good luck!
by Chofex
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: SMTP e-mail Server
Replies: 2
Views: 618

SMTP e-mail Server

Trying to use back up e-mail took me a while because I dind't know how to setup an e-mail server. Tried PostCast, but despite it worked at my PC, I couldn't make it work with RouterOS. Si I found http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html It's the easiest thing to setup an e-mail server on Windows, and ...
by Chofex
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Where did this station connect to?
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Where did this station connect to?

I wanted a script that mailed me the list of stations registering to each one of my APs, so if I needed to know where did a station last register to, I just had to search for it at gmail. There's a post telling how to attach a file with registration-table, but a gmail search wouldn't find stations n...
by Chofex
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SMTP server settings
Replies: 4
Views: 5128

Re: SMTP server settings

Did you make it work?
I've just installed PostCast and I can send e-mail properly from my PC, but can't make my RB493 send mails though it's ip and port are well configured....
by Chofex
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Setting CPU-frequency on RB532
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Setting CPU-frequency on RB532

OK, the trick is to set u - CPU mode to 1 - power save.
If you have it set to 2 - regular it won't allow you to save any other frequency than 266 MHz
by Chofex
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP Routing without NAT
Replies: 57
Views: 23566

Re: Public IP Routing without NAT

OK, I like the idea of getting to the hotspot with fake addresses and asigning the c class addresses to DHCP on the hotspot side. Did it, but didn't work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Would you help me? I get a routed C class from my ISP, that part is working. I route everything to the WAN int...
by Chofex
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stop hearing other frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Stop hearing other frequencies

Thanks!
That clarifies a lot!

Chofex
by Chofex
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Major Problems since 3.23 and later
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Major Problems since 3.23 and later

I have many RB433AH with XR5 working with WDS with no problem at all...
Must be something else!
by Chofex
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stop hearing other frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Stop hearing other frequencies

I understand that if an AP is set in any given frequency, it transmits in it, but hears all frequencies (all the other channels)as well. So performance on AP could be improved by installing a notch filter to the radio, so it hears to the intended frequency, and nothing more. a) Is this assumption ri...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?

THANK YOU NIKOLAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
I'll give it a try tonight. If that's it, I'm gonna owe you BIG !!!!!!

Chofex
by Chofex
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?

That's funny! I thought this thread would get lots of comments! There has to be MANY users with a star network: a central NOC transmitting at 5.8 to many repeaters retransmitting at 2.4 to a bunch of CPEs each... And most of them are heving trouble with interferences and low throughput issues that w...
by Chofex
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Console crashed. Router disconnected
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Console crashed. Router disconnected

Install 2.9.51 with minimal packages. Don't use 3.x unless you HAVE TO
by Chofex
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2

Bridge won't work unless you use WDS.
If you can't use WDS, use EoIP. Also at Wiki.
by Chofex
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2

See Wiki for Transparently bridging two networks, that should be enlightning
by Chofex
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: Building a repeater by bridging wlan1 and wlan2

The head-end has to be AP WDS, your wlan2 has to be station wds, your bridge could be rstp and include ports wlan1 and wlan2.
Besides, at head-end, AP WDS has to go in an RSTP bridge with wichever interface you get to the Internet.
That how it works for me!
by Chofex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

How can I get to connect 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each?

This is a new thread from here http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=32784&p=161063#p161063 A WISP once told me that I could achieve 30 CPEs using 256Kbps each, at the same time . But so far, I haven't been able to... Constrains: All CPEs are the same model and brand. AP is RB433AH + XR2 + o...
by Chofex
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Re: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?

Here you can see one of my nodes, it receives signal using 5.8 from our NOC, and transmits to CPE using 2.4 18 CPEs can't use that little bandwidth! Forum.jpg If I run a Mikrotik bandwidth test from a PC connected to a CPE connected to this node, running BWTServer at my NOC (connected by 5.8 to this...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Re: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?

Nuke, in our experience nothing changes if we replace an omni with 3 pannels... We've done the experience. Signal improves a little, but there's no significant bandwidth improvement at all. We are placing many nodes, so distance to clients is quite near. That way, omni antennas work pretty well. I w...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Re: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?

OK, thanks a lot for your comments! Let me tell you a few things we've tried. First, we wanted to know if clients with bad signal would drop overall perfomance of the AP. This turned to be false. Low signal on clients doesn't change the performance of other clients with good signal. We made a test b...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5984

Re: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems

Sorry, I don't have the equipment to do that... all I can do is to show you Freq Usage...
It's under 1 per all frequencies, except:
5560 54,7
5640 10,4
5660 2,8
5680 3,3
5700 8,5

And those are all mine (all XR5, 90º pannels, and yes, there's one extra pannel pointing to a populated area)
by Chofex
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox BUG
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Winbox BUG

OK, seems to work fine at v2.2.15
Thanks Chupaka!!!
by Chofex
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Firewall Filter Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: Firewall Filter Rule

If you are in the same subnet you're pinging, it won't work, as your're not going through the router!
It'll work when the router really works, that is from one subnet to other...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox BUG
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Winbox BUG

Winbox v2.2.14
RouterOS 3.24
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Firewall Filter Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: Firewall Filter Rule

you should show your ip addresses and routing, as well as where you're pinging to...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox BUG
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Winbox BUG

I usually open a telnet session from neighbours in a winbox session. First problem is that telnet opens and goes to the back, so you have to click on it to start using it. When using this telnet session, all text seems to write in the last line, no scrolling. So I change telnet window size, and re e...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Firewall Filter Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: Firewall Filter Rule

Do those client flow through this router? They will pass if they see each other directly. How do you test pings? where do you point to? You're placing the rule in forward, not input... Do you have a bridge? if that's so, firewall won't work Is connection tracking enabled? Do OTHER firewall rule work?
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5984

Re: RB433AH + XR5 AP Problems

I replaced RB532 with SR5, now I have 4 RB433AH each with 2 XR5 to 90º pannels (yes, they are redundant), more than 10 clients per radio, CM9 most of them. First RB433AH didn't work right, I had to power it off and forget about it. On the other 3 RBs, I've been having irregularities. Sometimes clien...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Firewall Filter Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: Firewall Filter Rule

Of course you'll have a reply from 110! That's the only one that will reply!
Add a rule like the one for 110 for each IP you need working. Those are the ones that will reply!
Pice of cake...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Re: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?

Ok, seems that I'm not making an interesting question... shame of me!

Despite of that, I DO have this problem, and my customers aren't very fond of it...

What COULD I do?

Chofex
by Chofex
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Low Throughput - Why doesn't bandwidth get through?

We have a more than 200 clients WISP, that distributes 10 MBps of SDSL through a HotSpot to a 5.8 Mikrotik network of 20 nodes, each retransmitting in 2.4 to clients (all clients same model and brand) We can't get good throughput among each client and repeater. If we measure a client individually, i...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Hi kike! I answer in English so everybody can understand... I connecter Internet to a PC running IP-Cop on ether1, from ether2 of that PC I connected to ether1 on Mkt, and from that Mkt ether2 I connect to my Wireless switch. So everything goes through IPCop. But after a while I found out that any p...
by Chofex
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor performance on bridged RB44
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Poor performance on bridged RB44

Normis, could you help me?
I removed both RB44 and throughput is perfect.
Should I throw them away?
I bet you have more than one trick to teach me!
by Chofex
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Poor performance on bridged RB44
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Poor performance on bridged RB44

I have a PC (Intel CPU) running RouterOS 3.23 with 2 RB44 and 2 additional generic NICs. I made an RSTP bridge on the ethers to measure throughput when connecting to a 10 Mbps WAN. This was a small experiment because I was having some kind of low performance in a HotSpot, so I wanted to check throug...
by Chofex
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Unstable APs
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Unstable APs

I removed all virtual APs, set security profile to default, and, of course, ad to reprogram each client to this setting.
Now it's stable, but still quite slow...
I'm moving to 3.22

Chofex
by Chofex
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't downgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Can't downgrade

I have one RB433AH with RouterOS3.20 I want to downgrade to 3.13 I load the files, press downgrade, wait.... when it restarts, it shows in systema package "routeros mipsbe 3.13", but every package is 3.20 and winbox titlebar shows v3.20 I tried to re download mipsbe 3.13, BUT LINK IS BROKEN at the d...
by Chofex
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No 'Shift + F3'
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: No 'Shift + F3'

Thank you, Normis!!!!!
To me, the standard was shift+F3, but I obviously know nothing...
Thanks again, you're really helpful!

Chofex
by Chofex
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: No 'Shift + F3'
Replies: 2
Views: 474

No 'Shift + F3'

I have more than 500 entries in my hotspot, each one with comments. When I use the FIND textbox in Winbox, I would like to jump from one hit to the other by pressing Shift F3 or something like that. The reversed grey mark isn't as comfortable as jumping from one hit to the oher...

Is there a way?
by Chofex
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best ROS version for RB133's ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Best ROS version for RB133's ?

I use RB112, more than 50 connected to one central AP forming my backbone. They all work grea with 2.9.51. I've tried twice to upgrade (to 3.9 and now 3.2), but unsuccesfully. I had to downgrade, CPU just can't manage 3.x My advice is: don't use 3.x unless you can't use 2.9.51 for what you need. Cho...
by Chofex
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Unstable APs
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Unstable APs

It's a HotSpot, it has to remain open so anyone can authenticate...

I believe this can be a wireless faulty behaviour of 3.20

Should I downgrade to 2.9.51 ?

That version was working perfectly well in RB112...
by Chofex
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Unstable APs
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Unstable APs

I recently replaced an old RB112 with a brand new RB433AH i one of my nodes. I moved from RB112 to RB433AH the same XR2 and RB54 I use to provide service at 2.4 and get to my backbone at 5.8 I configured routerboard the same. But now all the clients that connect using wpa are unstable. I have 6 clie...
by Chofex
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installation failed: Invalid Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Installation failed: Invalid Key

Thank you Normis!
by Chofex
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installation failed: Invalid Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Installation failed: Invalid Key

Thank you Normis! I entered to mikrotik site, and found there the keys I've bought for my PCs, but I don't know how to find the ones I purchased with routerboards... Do I have anywhere to search using Mac Address or soft-id ? I've never registered the routerboards I bought to local dealers, do I hav...
by Chofex
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Installation failed: Invalid Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Installation failed: Invalid Key

Hi there! I have a RB133 which didn't survive a storm. So I tried to connect to it via RS232 and luckily I got to see the RB boot menu, and I set it to Ethernet. I ran Mikrotik Router Installer and saw the RB properly, but when I tried to reinstall RouterOS I get this message on RS232 Terminal: Welc...
by Chofex
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why am I not reaching? – Problem with Remote Desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Why am I not reaching? – Problem with Remote Desktop

Thanks for your post Henrik! The truth is everything was set up fine. I did nothing, and suddenly it started working 2 days later. It was not a reboot, I had already tried that. I did not change anything in configuration. Public IP was working (it pinged) So, it just didn't want to work! I left it u...
by Chofex
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why am I not reaching? – Problem with Remote Desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Why am I not reaching? – Problem with Remote Desktop

I have this situation: 192.168.1.2 PC running Remote Desktop Server 192.168.1.1 Gateway A 192.168.224.254 192.168.224.1 Gateway B 10.1.1.224 10.1.1.1 Gateway C x.y.z.n (public IP) All three gateways have a DST-NAT rule for port 3389 like this: add chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=192.168.224...
by Chofex
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot through VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: hotspot through VPN

I did something like that, but used EoIP tunnels. I have more than 20 tunnels to different subnets and they all work fine.
Good luck!
by Chofex
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Major problems with webproxy!
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: Major problems with webproxy!

I had the same problem. I simply disabled web-proxy in Mikrotik and added IPCOP in another PC between WAN and Mikrotik.
That did the trick, till 3.14 arrives...
by Chofex
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Which Cable should be used to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Which Cable should be used to connect

Mikrotik RB 333 has 3 10/100 Mbps MDI/MDX autosense ethernet interfaces.
If you don't trust my experience, read the manual!
by Chofex
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI for a Multy Story Building
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: WIFI for a Multy Story Building

I would use very common APs, no particular brand, nothing expensive. If you need to balance bandwidth, assign users and passwords and that kind of stuff, just connect every AP to a PC based RouterOS Hotspot, and that'll do. Take into account that you won't be giving roaming to your users, but that s...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI for a Multy Story Building
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: WIFI for a Multy Story Building

In a multi story building, walls are made with light materials, while roof/floor are made with steel and concrete. That's why is easy to get to every room in the same floor from an AP, but very difficult to get to a client on a different story. Easiest way is to put a different AP in each story. Tha...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik, what can i do with it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Mikrotik, what can i do with it?

I wouldn't say "read THE manual". If you do, you'll probably won't understand a word... First you need to learn about networks, and there's no particular place to do that! You'll have to study, here and there. Waste MUCH time trying to find where to study from. Read a lot. Of course, you can have so...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridge question
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Bridge question

Create bridge, set it as RSTP
Add one port per each interface
Set that bridge for each WDS interface

That's it!
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 6 radio AP/Relay. Any obvious issues?
Replies: 15
Views: 2790

Re: 6 radio AP/Relay. Any obvious issues?

I would create virtual APs on the 4 XR9, and save the Omni. You can still have separate networks, and less congestion in the air...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI for a Multy Story Building
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: WIFI for a Multy Story Building

We did something like that... We placed a different AP on each floor, using channels 1, 5 and 9. Any brand of gateway will do. Just cable the backbone. Placing the APs near to the elevator might save you cable... Of course, every once in a while an AP cease's to work. As they are cheap, you just rep...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WPA security question
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: WPA security question

You should try creating a Virtual AP.
On that interface, pick the security profile you need, and connect with the point to point link to that interface (obviously, you'll need to use a different SSID)
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ADVICE REQUIRED ON THE SCENARIO
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: ADVICE REQUIRED ON THE SCENARIO

In the middle of nowhere as your clients seem to be, you don't ever need to worry. Just put the cheapest antenna, with the cheapest radio and it'll work!!!
It might not work if there's too many noise in your frequency, but that doesn't seem to be the scenario...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what did you say, how many clients...?
Replies: 10
Views: 1885

Re: what did you say, how many clients...?

One radio can transmit between 10 to 20 Mbps (depends on many things, but this number should give you an aproach) So the number of clients is related to the total bandwidth they use. As an ISP, I have many radios with more than 20 clients working fine. I did have trouble few days ago while activatin...
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Which Cable should be used to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Which Cable should be used to connect

Mikrotik auto senses and will work well regardless which cable you choose. It's MDI / MDX as needed, automatically, no configuration needed.
by Chofex
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: is the Routerboard 112 'extra slow'?
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: is the Routerboard 112 'extra slow'?

I have more than 50 RB112 working as APs, and they work fine. I did install ROuterOS 3.x on them and DOWNGRADED to RouterOS 2.9.51 When I used V3.x they worked REALLY slow. I had many issues due to poor performance. I decided to downgrade, and since then everything's fine. You should try downgrading...
by Chofex
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

I did install IPCOP, it works very well, and was very easy to get it running too.
The only thing that bothers is having to use 2 computers instead of one, but it really isn't that bad, is it?
by Chofex
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Thanks rednetwifi!
I installed ipcop... that'll do.
Regards,

Chofex
by Chofex
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Problem over long CAT5
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Re: Power Problem over long CAT5

Same tower, highest FM dipole is 1.5 meters away.
But it worked that way for almost half a year... then, it just didn't work anymore!
by Chofex
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: All Clients dis-associate until reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: All Clients dis-associate until reboot

This HAS to be a 2.4 freq issue... On this tower we have 3 RB532, 2 of them have 2 SR5 each. Never had the least problem. Work perfectly well. The third one has an XR2. Its clients vary registration form -55 to -85 randomly. Sometimes they all disconnect... it's a nightmare. Isolation is exactly the...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Problem over long CAT5
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Re: Power Problem over long CAT5

You know RF... maybe none of those radios is on the frequence that are our radios... All I can tell you is that I have more than 10 nodes all over my town. The only ones that ever had registration problems with client stations were the ones I installed sharing tower with FM radio stations. None of t...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Power Problem over long CAT5
Replies: 21
Views: 5509

Re: Power Problem over long CAT5 - AP on FM tower

I've been suffering FM RF interference for three days now, and I'm quite desperate... It would be GREAT if someone wrote a FAQ or wiki about installing an AP on top of an FM tower. There are too many things to consider... and many contradictions as well!!! As far as I read (most of it in this forum)...
by Chofex
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: All Clients dis-associate until reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: All Clients dis-associate until reboot

I'm experiencing the same issue. RB532 2.9.51 with XR2 radio and CM9 working at 2.4 Clients registered to 5.8 wlan have no problem at all. But evey now and then all of the clients registered to 2.4 wlan (XR2) suddenly disappear. And then reappear for a while, just to disappear again. Sometimes it ha...
by Chofex
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Thanks, lastguru!
Yes, I've already mentioned it (see my second post)
Do you think it'll work? I'll try it then!

Chofex
by Chofex
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slow browsing due to HotSpot?
Replies: 11
Views: 8800

Re: Slow browsing due to HotSpot?

Thanks again lastguru! (seen you in another post... ) My Hotspot: - walled garden uses ir regardless of the configuration; * Doesn't use walled garden - if advertisement is enabled, then it is also used; * Has no advertisements - universal proxy feature catches all user requests if proxy configurati...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slow browsing due to HotSpot?
Replies: 11
Views: 8800

Re: Slow browsing due to HotSpot?

Thanks Egate!

My web cache is disabled, so I don't think this problem comes from it...

I'll keep searching! Thanks for your help.

Chofex
by Chofex
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Hi Hilton!
Yes, your assumption is correct! Freeware is welcomed...

So, SME server seems to be te right option. I guess I'll have to use a second computer for web proxy. Hope Mikrotik fixes web proxy in routerOS 3.x soon!!!!!

Thanks for your help!

Chofex
by Chofex
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Is squid for Windows a reasonable option?
Remember, I have most of the time 50 users browsing the web, using 2Mbps from my backbone...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Slow browsing due to HotSpot?
Replies: 11
Views: 8800

Slow browsing due to HotSpot?

Hi, is it possible that sometimes HotSpot "slows down" web browsing to clients with no particular reason? Long version of my question: I have a RouterOS 3.9 on x86 HotSpot running with around 50 active users most of the time. I've detected that users browse the web slower when going through the HotS...
by Chofex
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

While Web Proxy gets fixed, what can I use?

Hi, I have a RouterOS 3.9 on x86 HotSpot running with around 50 active users most of the time. As we were experiencing problems (PC hunged once a day), I was told by a Mikrotik guru to stop using web proxy. That fixed it... but, I need a web proxy!!! As I just "don't do" Linux (please don't hate me ...
by Chofex
Wed May 21, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.9 HotSpot PC rebooting unexpectedly
Replies: 1
Views: 617

3.9 HotSpot PC rebooting unexpectedly

I've been running a WISP for a few months now, using HotSpot on a PC with RouterOS 3.9 level 5 (3.7 a week ago, and 3.3 a month before) Today (for the first time) it rebooted all by itself, don't know why! There's no script nor schedule to do that. It must be related to other thing that's been happe...
by Chofex
Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't restore other PC backup
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Can't restore other PC backup

Thank you both for your comments. Thing is I have done it many times, and worked perfect, till now! I installed 3.7 so both computers had the same RouterOS version. It didn't help at all! So, what I did to fix it up was this: I restored the backup exported configuration on both PCs Compared both tex...
by Chofex
Thu May 01, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't restore other PC backup
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Can't restore other PC backup

I changed Mac-Address on each ether interface in the source PC
Backed Up
Restored in the second PC

DIDN'T WORK EITHER!

Any hints?
by Chofex
Thu May 01, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't restore other PC backup
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Can't restore other PC backup

OK, what I did was re renaming all ether interfaces on the source PC, so they were all named as they came (ether1, ether2 and so on) I then backed up And restored on the other PC BUT IT DIDN'T WORK There's something that could have something to do: The one I call now DESTINATION PC (where I try to r...
by Chofex
Thu May 01, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't restore other PC backup
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Can't restore other PC backup

Hi! I'm running a HotSpot on an Intel PC, using RouterOS 3.3 Level 5. It has 8 ether ports, some with their names changed. I make a backup file, copy it to another Intel PC running RouterOS 3.7 Level 5 with exactly the same ether ports (I mean, the whole hardware is the same). When I use restore for...
by Chofex
Thu May 01, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: backup/restore vs import/export
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: backup/restore vs import/export

Hi cpresto! If you use backup, all your mac addresses will be replicted, and that isn't good! What I do is: At the "original" client, using terminal: export file=myconfig then I reorder things a little (for example, make sure security profiles are declared before they are needed) I erase everything ...
by Chofex
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Web Proxy setting - need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Transparent Web Proxy setting - need help!

OK, if you use winbox, open the IP menu, do you see "Web-Proxy" at the end of it?
If you see it, open it, and select "Settings", you should see in it "transparent-proxy" to the right of a check box. Just check it!
by Chofex
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent Web Proxy setting - need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Transparent Web Proxy setting - need help!

Did you enable the package? (System -> Packages -> web-proxy )
Are you trying to use it in a PC or in a Routerboard? As far as I know, It won't work in a routerboard...
by Chofex
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I bridge this vlan??
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: How can I bridge this vlan??

Chupaka, thanks for your help, sorry I didn't answer before, I just lost reference to this topic... What I intend to do is to connect in a bridged way some clients and in a routed way other clients, all of them connected to a switch and then to ether1 on an RB112 routerboard. I mean, some clients sh...
by Chofex
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot - Long time to log in
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: HotSpot - Long time to log in

Hmmm, it seems to have something to do with DNS...
Look here: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... 577#p96577
by Chofex
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Static dns failure on hotspot - can't load login page
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Re: Static dns failure on hotspot - can't load login page

OK, It seems I have exactly the same problem, how did you work it around ?
by Chofex
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I am exhausted of HotSpot
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: I am exhausted of HotSpot

Are your users connected directly to HotSpot interface, or there's a long array of bridges between them?
If you connect directly to the hotspot interface, do you still have the same problem?
by Chofex
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot - Long time to log in
Replies: 1
Views: 484

HotSpot - Long time to log in

Hi! I'm new to HotSpot, and don't know how to handle this... Every time a customer wants to connect to my hotspot, opens the browser and has to wait for 30 seconds or more to see the log in page. Sometimes they connect and leave the PC untouched for a while, and when they want to use it again, it ta...
by Chofex
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP to users in my hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Public IP to users in my hotspot

OK, I have two different subnets of public IPs, we're OK with that. I should still create a pool fo the second subnet, so HotSpot can work with those IP without natting them. Right? And I'll modify the sourcenatting (masquerading) so it doesn't affect traffic from public IPs, just the ones from my p...
by Chofex
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP to users in my hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Public IP to users in my hotspot

Sergejs, thanks for your post! OK, I have two public addresses available: x.y.z.1 to 15 and x.y.z.129 to 134 I assign x.y.z.1 to my router's public interface I assign x.y.z.133 to my client's interface (which is behind the HotSpot) How do I get that IP through my router to the Internet without natti...
by Chofex
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP to users in my hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Public IP to users in my hotspot

Another way to try would be "Universal Client Interface" (as it was called in version 2.8 ). The client assigns the public IP statically to his interface. HotSpot Fully NATs that IP to one in the subnet it uses (private IP) By marking traffic, one could full nat again to use the public IP But I thin...
by Chofex
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public IP to users in my hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Public IP to users in my hotspot

I want to assign Public IPs to some of my hotspot users, so my whole network stays transparent for them. I mean, the user will have a Public IP that won't be natted, and that can be reached from anywhere in the world. I was told I should create an IP pool with the rank of public IPs I wanted my HotS...
by Chofex
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: How can I bridge this vlan??
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: How can I bridge this vlan??

Ouch!
Knowing that vlan works at level 2, why do I need to give an IP address? Shouldn't it ask me for a MAC Address?
That was the reason I assumed it was level 3...

I'll keep studying!
by Chofex
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I bridge this vlan??
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: How can I bridge this vlan??

Maybe I asked a silly question...
As vlan works on level 3, and I'm trying to bridge on level 2, I might be asking for something that can't be done...
Is it that way?
by Chofex
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How can I bridge this vlan??
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

How can I bridge this vlan??

Hi! I have several modems connected to a switch, connected to ether1, bridged to wlan1 (AP) that connects to a client routerboard. On that client routerboard I've configured DHCP server on ether1, and added a rule to route everything and masquerade to wlan1. That works fine. I add vlan1 to ether1 I ...
by Chofex
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparently Bridge two Networks (EoIP) - Winbox not respon
Replies: 0
Views: 575

Transparently Bridge two Networks (EoIP) - Winbox not respon

I configured something like wiki example: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Transparently_Bridge_two_Networks_without_using_WDS_%28EoIP%29 The only difference is that there's an AP in the middle and both ends are stations. I did bridge the networks, and they see each other, but I can no longer access st...
by Chofex
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Separate bandwidth control
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Separate bandwidth control

valens: thanks for your post, but no, traffic must be done in the client RB, I can't change anything in the AP.

Marquitos: muchísimas gracias por tu respuesta, te veo más tarde por el MSN.
by Chofex
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Separate bandwidth control
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Separate bandwidth control

Can I bridge them using VLAN?
What steps should I follow?
How do I give 2Mbps to the traffic between their LANs, and only 256Kps for Internet?
by Chofex
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Separate bandwidth control
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Separate bandwidth control

Of course, if someone has a better solution than EoIP, please let me know. I promised the customer he would connect both LANs a if he had a huge switch, from one side to the other... and routing can't give him that... I guess a bridge is the right answer. Remember there are many other clients, they ...
by Chofex
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Separate bandwidth control
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Separate bandwidth control

I have a WISP with 50 clients that get their Internet from one connection. I’ve just bridged ether1 to wlan1 in central RB532, and each client (RB112) routes private lan on ether1 with default gateway through wlan1. With a simple queue at the client side I limit bandwidth. But now I have 2 clients t...
by Chofex
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 25Km 125Mbps FDX Link
Replies: 24
Views: 10579

Re: 25Km 125Mbps FDX Link

OK, I´ve tried everything in the menu, but I still can´t get more than 70 Mbps with BandWidth Test using TCP. With UDP I have reached more than 300Mbps, but when I change to TCP things slow down A LOT. What is the "state of the art", the last word in reaching high bandwidth throughput using wireless...
by Chofex
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless disconnection messages explained!
Replies: 85
Views: 81146

Perfect! :D
I've been needing this for months!
by Chofex
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox opens and then closes
Replies: 7
Views: 3349

Whenever this happens to me, I give the IP address instead of the MAC Address. As IP corrects errors, it ensures connection keeps working.
Do try it! :D
by Chofex
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to setup the AP and CPE
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

On Ap you should add the route to the CPE destination 192.168.1.0/24 gateway 192.168.10.253 On CPE you should add default gateway destination 0.0.0.0 gateway 192.168.10.1 In winbox go to IP menu, Routes submenu If you read the `Basic Setup Guide` in the Router OS manual you can learn this. Good luck...
by Chofex
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing with no NAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Thanks for your support! :D
by Chofex
Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing with no NAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

I found it! It's so obvious, that I'm a bit embarrased... :oops: First, if I want PC2 to see the inner net, then its gateway has to be MT2, not ADSL modem... obvious, no? Second, if I don't want to use NAT (masquerade) to get through the ADSL modem, then I have to add static routes to the modem... o...
by Chofex
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: allow the minimum, deny everthing else
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

I would certainly help you, if I knew how!!
As you know (you've help me in another topic) I'm running many clients in a WDS mesh, and no IP traffic has come to be a pain in the neck.
So, I'm interested, but probably won't be of much help... :oops:

Chofex
by Chofex
Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fastest configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Thank you for such a complete answer!
It'll take me some time to get things down to earth. Meanwhile, thanks again for sharing your knowledge! :D
by Chofex
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fastest configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Thanks for your post. I assume your 'ombudsman' is a PC running ROS, connected via ether to each RB532, right? So this PC does the main work, and RB532s receive just the minimal traffic they need to, so they don't have to waste time dropping packets. How do you config ROS to get rid of 'bad' pàckets...
by Chofex
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple frequencies and bad performances
Replies: 19
Views: 5990

maxfava, All signals are near -80, but yes, I do have 2 or 3 clients that connect and disconnect from time to time (say -87 or -90 dBm)
Is this affecting performance?
Should I ask for a minimum of how much?
by Chofex
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP performance - deny access to bad signal clients
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

There's an old post where GWISA explained what's up with connections and signal levels. DO try to find it, it'll explain you lots! :)
by Chofex
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Whats the best RB for 2 x sr cards?
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

I've been using 2 SR5 on a RB532 for more than 6 months now, and it works... This last time I've been having drops and cuts in connection, but I'm pretty sure that it has no connection with the fact I'm using 2 SR5. I also use RB112 with R52 or CM9 or SR5. It works (I'm using WDS, NStreme is disabled)
by Chofex
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing with no NAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

My mistake. MT1 ether1 has IP address 192.168.10.1 (it's in the same net as PC1, but different address) Yes, there's a hub where I connect PC2, MT2 and ADSL modem, they share the same net. As a matter of fact, there are 3 ADSL modems connected to the hub, besides PC2 and MT2. ADSL modems register au...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

sergejs, that's correct. Right now I'm counting 13 WDS bridges working in my RB532 from one radio, and 3 more in the second radio. But I'm sure there are a few more clients, they've just powered off them! Am I wrong in doing this? How should I configure my network? I'm planning 40 clients per radio!...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many WDS interfeces on RB-532?
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

I'm using WDS cause some clients link to others. But most of them link to base AP. There are bridges, all using rstp, as instructed in wiki wds. Why is this a problem? As stated by mikrotik: if you can use WDS instead of EoIP, use WDS. It reduces overhead. Yes, everything is linked, so I may be havi...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fastest configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Fastest configuration

I have 3 RB532 with SR5 radios on 120º panels as base, and 30 RB112 with SR5 or CM9 radios as clients. I want to configure them the best way to get as much bandwidth as I can, with no drops (dynamic WDS tends to produce drops in bandwidth when a client connects/disconnects) As I’m just starting, I c...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth (still) falling
Replies: 0
Views: 707

Bandwidth (still) falling

I published a few days ago a topic about bandwidth falling in my network ( http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=12790 ) Since then, I found GWISAs posts very helpful to understand what could be happening (see these posts: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=11548 and http://forum.mikrotik...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routing with no NAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Routing with no NAT

HI, I've been trying to route this network: PC1 <-> MT1 <-> MT2 <-> PC2 (and ADSL Modem) I did my researches, read many posts in this forum, found something very much like what I needed (http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=12027), but I still can’t get it running! Here are my configurations: P...
by Chofex
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How many WDS interfeces on RB-532?
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

I'm experiencing the same problem.
I have more than 15 clients connected using WDS to my central AP, and from time to time everything hungs up for seconds, and/or I have almost no bandwidth.
How did you managed with it?
by Chofex
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth Test Locking Up Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 801

It's not the board!
Same thing happens to me, and I have RB532 on both sides...
It even happened running BTest on a PC on each side of the link.
I had to unplug power, that's the only thing that worked. :(
by Chofex
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

My central AP is connected with every client (still, clients are configured as ap-bridge in WDS mode), almost 20 clients in one radio!
Is this wrong?
I mean, is WDS designed for few connections?
How many?
by Chofex
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange disconnect on wds-link
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

You're right, mine is a different issue. Sorry KimC, I can't help you with yours...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange disconnect on wds-link
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

I have about 30 WDS APs running with SR5 and CM9 radios. I'm using them as an ad hoc mesh, almost all of them connected directly to one base station where I have 3 ADSL connections and one dedicated DSL "very expensive" connection. It all works fine for minutes, and suddenly bandwidth drops abruptly...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with 2 bridges
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

I think is better to establish an AP on point A, and clients on both B and C "looking at" A.
If you bridge them all using WDS, it'll work.
I'm doing more or less the same, but I have more than 2 clients looking at the AP! :D
by Chofex
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple frequencies and bad performances
Replies: 19
Views: 5990

I have about 30 WDS APs running with SR5 and CM9 radios. I'm using them as an ad hoc mesh, almost all of them connected directly to one base station where I have 3 ADSL connections and one dedicated DSL "very expensive" connection. It all works fine for minutes, and suddenly bandwidth drops abruptly...
by Chofex
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mass Upgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 4233

Well, I'm doing it the hard way now, and I just can't stand it any more!!!
by Chofex
Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth dropping abruptly
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Bandwidth dropping abruptly

I have about 30 WDS APs running with SR5 and CM9 radios. I'm using them as an ad hoc mesh, almost all of them connected directly to one base station where I have 3 ADSL connections and one dedicated DSL "very expensive" connection. It all works fine for minutes, and suddenly bandwidth drops abruptly...
by Chofex
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Holes in bottom of outdoor box supplied with rb500
Replies: 38
Views: 5451

We always make a huge U turn below the MB to avoid water getting into RJ45. And we use only aluminium cases. We haven't had any trouble with water with MBs ever. What we do have is wet panels! And they surely loose a few dBs when moistened...
by Chofex
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: More than 20 APs in a WDS mesh
Replies: 0
Views: 614

More than 20 APs in a WDS mesh

I have 30 APs running WDS at 5.8 GHz. I decided to configure all of my MT as APs so I can use any one of them to "bounce" to the central AP. For the moment, only 3 of them reach the Internet "bouncing" on another AP. All of the others see directly the central AP (that routes to the Internet) Do thes...
by Chofex
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Bandwidth division

What if mostly all of the APs see each other? I have 30 APs running WDS at 5.8 GHz. Only 2 of them reach reach the Internet "bouncing" in another AP. All of the others see directly the AP that routes to the Internet. Do these AP interfere with each other, making worse the network, or bandwidth divis...
by Chofex
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discover doesn't discover everything!
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Yes, I did try, but nothing changed.
What else do you think I should try?

Am I too fool, or there might be something wrong with my network, or with The Dude?
by Chofex
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discover doesn't discover everything!
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Discover doesn't discover everything!

I'm using The Dude to find out which addresses I've used in my network (192.168.9.0/24). I use "Discover" and The Dude finds about 80% of the addresses I have in my network, but some of them stay undiscovered. If I ping them (the undiscovered ones), they answer! So I'm not sure what's wrong... Some ...
by Chofex
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

I guess following the example in RouterOS's manual on PPPoE will work, straight as it is. Well, that wasn't too hard, no? I'm now planning how to migrate from my actual bridged WDS to this PPPoE configuration the quickest way, so none of my customers even notice... I'll have to make changes sometime...
by Chofex
Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

pacman: 340 clients with static address! wow, I guess I have plenty of time to decide my move! simonkizi: Thanks a lot for your support! I was afraid to be bothering everyone in this community, and then you encouraged me to post... well, that's very kind of you! I’m shaping bandwidth at the client’s...
by Chofex
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

I only have 20 clients, and probably will have less than a hundred for the next two years, that's plenty of time to learn how to use this stuff! For the moment, I'm migrating from my actual 'WDS city size hub' to a 'hard wired (static) routed' configuration. I’ve setup my central AP pointing to each...
by Chofex
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

OK, thanks.
Maybe you can give me an idea of how much I'll need to pay for a job like this.
by Chofex
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

OK, maybe you can point me to a beginner's HOWTO or book...
I can afford a few hours of advisement, but nothing more. I'm on my own, so if you can, please, point me in the right direction!
by Chofex
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP - How to configure?
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Starting a WISP - How to configure?

I'm starting a WISP using RB532 with two SR5 for the AP and 20 RB112 with 65mW 5.8GHz Atheros transmitter. And I'm not sure how I should configure my network... At the AP, I'm using 3 ADSL lines and one full (expensive) DSL line. My first choice was to configure my RBs as one big hub using WDS. But ...
by Chofex
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS x Routed. Does I loose bandwith
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

I can't make them see each other!

Ican't make two APs see each other! I can make an AP see a station (client), but I can't make it see another AP. I must be doing something wrong when configuring the AP, but I can't see what it is... Let's say I reset my routerboard, blanking it all. I then enable wlan1, specify ssid, ap bridge mode...
by Chofex
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple links
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Did you make this work?

I need more or less the same you posted here.
The thing is I don't know haow to see others AP from an AP... I've set them all to WDS, but I still can't make them see each other...
by Chofex
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS x Routed. Does I loose bandwith
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Did you find any answers?

Hi, I have more or less the same situation you do, but it's been half a year, so I thought you've already solved it, did you?
How did you do it?

Thing is, how do you connect 4 APs using WDS?
I'm stuck with that!

Chofex