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by hwmonkey
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Tree and PCQ
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Queue Tree and PCQ

Sure. But what if you want to mark a connection so that packets on the same connection do not require processing, like VOIP?

If you allow queue tree processing to continue and another rule matches, what happens?
by hwmonkey
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Tree and PCQ
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Queue Tree and PCQ

I think I am following. So a connection could be marked as Download, then later marked as an ACK?

How can I watch the packet and connection marks for debugging--a wire shark equivalent-- or should I just turn in login for a minute?
by hwmonkey
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queue Tree and PCQ
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Queue Tree and PCQ

I would like to use both PCQ and queue tree if possible. I am not certain it is. Basically, I want to prioritize VOIP and work traffic over other things going on at the house. In the past, I have used the mangle like this: add action=mark-connection chain=prerouting comment=DNS connection-state=new ...
by hwmonkey
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: queue broke after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: queue broke after upgrade

I made zero changes.

After an upgrade to 6.34.3, queues are working again.
by hwmonkey
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: queue broke after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: queue broke after upgrade

Your first child queue is pointing the opposite direction to your parent queue, no wonder it doesn't work. I have question - how did this possiblly worked before?? The first queue is for VOIP and is intended to omit this VOIP traffic (and only this VOIP traffic) from all queuing. The other children...
by hwmonkey
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: queue broke after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: queue broke after upgrade

I will restate: enabling firewall on the bridge results in bypass of queues. The firewall itself is functioning normally. # feb/04/2016 21:08:04 by RouterOS 6.33.5 # software id = 7BM8-S335 # /ip firewall address-list add address=192.168.3.0/24 list=allow /ip firewall connection tracking set enabled...
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: queue broke after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: queue broke after upgrade

Thanks. It is disabled.
ip firewall and fastpath are disabled on the bridge. Enabling the ip firewall causes all queuing to be bypassed.
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: queue broke after upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 817

queue broke after upgrade

After an upgrade (past 6 months), my queues have been malfunctioning. The intent (which used to work) was: Create a parent queue which is set below total throughput so that packet prioritization can occur Establish IP based queues for non-LAN activity (using sets of IP addresses). Queue tree is work...
by hwmonkey
Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Prioritization for Ooma and MagicJack
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: VoIP Prioritization for Ooma and MagicJack

I have implemented some rules. For OOMA, it works great. MagicJack does not. Let me give you some kind of indication about the way I am doing it so that you can make a recommendation: # /ip firewall mangle add action=mark-packet chain=forward dst-address=172.20.3.0/24 new-packet-mark=LAN src-address...
by hwmonkey
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: WiFi Extender?

If using an ACL, would the client Macs then need to be addition each AP? What about if using the Wds-mesh mode?
by hwmonkey
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: WiFi Extender?

Okay, I think I have figured out my confusion. There is a specific WDS mode for this. In Mikrotik, one should: Create single wlan interface (could be real interface or virtual) wireless interface uses wds-mode=dynamic-mesh add a mesh interface add ports to the mesh interface Does this make more sens...
by hwmonkey
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: WiFi Extender?

I recognize that different channels and cable connections are better USUALLY, but in this situation, I am trying to free up spectrum. What problem am I facing? I am confused as to how to set it up. I am guessing AP1: WLAN for clients SSID ABCD, VirtualWLAN for link SSID:DBCA AP2: WLAN for clients SS...
by hwmonkey
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WiFi Extender?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

WiFi Extender?

I read some of the posts on WDS and I am confused. As such, I am asking before I start the process. I have an RB951Ui-2HnD that is connected to the uplink, a few wireless devices, and a couple devices via ethernet. I would like to REUSE SPECTRUM and extend the network. I believe this is a function o...
by hwmonkey
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

Okay, I wound up having to reset the configuration. This method did WORK! Thank you. Of course, it really sucked to setup the router again. I had a backup config from the other day, which expedited things. It still took quite awhile. I love the /export command, but inevitably, the order that things ...
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

Same result. See images. I am guessing that the netinstall failed, for it does not take long.
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

I followed the instructions. Frankly, I am not certain whether netinstall did not work properly or whether using netinstall did nothing. I say this because I follow the manual and I am told a Reboot button will replace the Install button in the GUI, this did not occur. So, I did a reboot by pulling ...
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

Thank you for the info. I appreciate it. The following comment is not because I am ungrateful but instead, I assume it would be helpful to many other people -------------------------------------- Perhaps it is time to update the manual to be more accurate for it indicates a serial port is required a...
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

Yes, I can see the wireless package.

Support indicated I should use netinstall. I will do that. Right now, I need a usb to serial adapter, for my only Windows box does not have a serial port.... will update here.
by hwmonkey
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Wireless Interface disappeared on RB2011

This device has been running for over one year. I upgraded to 6.20 about 2 weeks ago? Suddenly, it started acting weird. It lost the password, then would not keep any changes to the password for more than a few minutes. Other changes stuck. CPU Utilization was 100%. Then, it said no hard drive space...
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Prioritization for Ooma and MagicJack
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Prioritization for Ooma and MagicJack

I have been a Mikrotik user for a few years, but in some areas, I am a total newbie. I have not messed with traffic shaping/prioritization, but it is now important. In the past, I managed VoIP traffic using some simple queues. This worked for several years. I am not certain why it is not working now...
by hwmonkey
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Recommended Replacement Network Monitoring System??
Replies: 20
Views: 8078

Recommended Replacement Network Monitoring System??

I am looking for recommendations for a system to replace The Dude. We hit the 2 GB database crash limitation and have to either rebuild The Dude (having lost all historical data) or try something new. The inability to do SNMPv3 properly was a constant headache. Funds are limited, but the solution do...
by hwmonkey
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude is dead. Move on.
Replies: 106
Views: 36676

Re: The Dude is dead. Move on.

Why not opensource The Dude and github it? Looks like MT team has simply no time to manage this free tool. It's not bad if they focus on getting more hardware and bugs squashed in new ROS versions. Opensourcing it should do the job. Could someone from MT team (Normis, Sergejs, anyone else) present ...
by hwmonkey
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

Thank you for taking the time to do this and to post images.

So maybe this is a problem with v4.0b3. I compared settings in The Dude and they are valid. I think I will need to test on 3.6 and also test monitoring a Tik device with v3. That will suggest where the bug is.
by hwmonkey
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

Maybe I will try to install dude on mipsbe again. Then I could check it again and show you. But I am not promising. Thanks. Or throw it on Windows (or a virtual session) and hit a device or two. I really do not understand why V3 is not working. This is not a Mikrotik device. But I have The Dude wat...
by hwmonkey
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

Hmm. I have done that. I can walk the device (as depicted in first post), but the interfaces to do not show up (see additional image).
by hwmonkey
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

I think I am finally pointed in the right direction. But I am in need of assistance still. I am accustomed to using /ip firewall mangle and /ip firewall filter and /ip firewall nat . I have not used /interface bridge filter or /interface bridge nat . The documentation on the /interface bridge filter...
by hwmonkey
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

I did.
Were you able to access interface data (e.g. create link and see interfaces and bitrates per interface) or did you just walk the device and create custom probes? I can do the latter, not the former
by hwmonkey
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

I guess I have two questions then:

1. Is anyone using SNMPv3 successfully with The Dude?
2. If not, are you doing anything to mitigate risk with SNMPv1 or SNMPv2? What tactics do you use to make these communications safe?

Thanks.
by hwmonkey
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

After trying support, I am back to you, the community. When I refer to bridge1, aren't I referring to the bridge interface, not the bridge-port interfaceas Mikrotik support indicates I should be doing Support says I need an additional queue rule if working with two bridge ports. What kind of rule, a...
by hwmonkey
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

Which results in Mikrotik avoiding the questions that I asked: -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: Queuing on bridged port? Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:58:25 +0300 From: MikroTik support<support@mikrotik.com> Hello, there is no complexity in firewall, with action=log or snif- you can examin...
by hwmonkey
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

I replied asking for clarification: On 3/31/2014 7:57 AM, MikroTik support [Janis Megis] wrote: > Hello, > > Queues work in layer-3, from layer-3 perspective packets are coming from bridge > interface not bridge-port interface. Hope it helps. Not really. I am not using a bridged ethernet port(eht1),...
by hwmonkey
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

Okay, support sent a follow up: -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: Queuing on bridged port? Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:57:52 +0300 From: MikroTik support [Janis Megis] <support@mikrotik.com> Hello, Queues work in layer-3, from layer-3 perspective packets are coming from bridge interface ...
by hwmonkey
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: SNMPv3 Mastering

Ideas? Anyone running SNMPv3 successfully?
by hwmonkey
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Queue by Mac for Bridge?

Do you need more details than this? I have submitted a support question with the same info and have no response yet either.
Image
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMPv3 Mastering
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

SNMPv3 Mastering

I have an existing link that has been monitored in The Dude using SNMPv1. It has not been installed long, and we are now trying to implement some security. Most of the network is only SNMPv2 capable. I am able to walk the device and setup probes. The Dude configuration for SNMPv3 is working. My issu...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.7 Queue Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: 6.7 Queue Issue

For future assistance to someone, I scrapped this queue strategy, implemented explicit parent and children using simple queues and this remedied everything.
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queue by Mac for Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Queue by Mac for Bridge?

I have created a queue by Mac that works effectively for a port behind NAT. But, if I try to apply the queue to a port that is bridged, it does not work. To restate this, using the code below, my queue works great when my uplink is on port 1 and the targeted MAC is connected to bridge2, using a NAT'...
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Open dude map via remote software
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: Open dude map via remote software

Thanks. I was trying to make sense of the database. I have exported, imported, and created ODBC connections. It seems to be the worst structure I have seen. There are not keys that tie the historical data to the device that I see. Frankly, I do not see how the structure is helpful to anyone except t...
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude settings reverting
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Dude settings reverting

This should be a sticky!!!!
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Open dude map via remote software
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: Open dude map via remote software

If you are using the newer Dude, it would require a little more creativity.
I will bite. What type of creativity must be used to work with the database in 4b3?
by hwmonkey
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)

Thank you for the suggestion.

The port is specified as WLAN1 just as it is in Winbox. To confirm, I just tried again. I also tried on the ethernet port and the bridge, which all should show packets. I see nothing.
by hwmonkey
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)

Is anyone else puzzled?
by hwmonkey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to read Spectral-Scan file
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Re: How to read Spectral-Scan file

How about a CLI command to just display these results?
by hwmonkey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)

Hello (???).

The question seems straightforward. Why does a torch of a device in The Dude show nothing while a torch of the same device in Winbox provide results?
by hwmonkey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.7 Queue Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: 6.7 Queue Issue

I discovered more that is not making sense with queues in 6.7. CAN ANYONE ELSE CONFIRM THEY ARE HAVING ISSUES? The manual says: Check your configuration: [admin@Augsha] /queue simple> print Flags: X - disabled, I - invalid, D - dynamic 0 name="private" target-addresses=10.1.1.0/24 dst-address=0.0.0....
by hwmonkey
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedtest.net - How to bypass
Replies: 4
Views: 7650

Re: Speedtest.net - How to bypass

Read about layer-7 protocol. By itself, the rule will do nothing valuable (and it looks like the end quote got messed up when I posted the code here). What you want to look at doing is tagging packets based on the layer-3 inspection, mangle, and then creating a queue rule that allows these packets (...
by hwmonkey
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedtest.net - How to bypass
Replies: 4
Views: 7650

Re: Speedtest.net - How to bypass

Queues that would in one way or another incorporate:
/ip firewall layer7-protocol
add comment="Speedtest" name=speedtest-servers regexp="^.*(get|GET).+speedtest.*\%CONTENT%quot;
by hwmonkey
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Torch - works in Winbox not in The Dude (???)

If I access my AP in The Dude and I torch a port, I get nothing. If I use Winbox to access the same AP and run a torch, I get data. What is wrong?

The image depicts what I am saying. I hid the ip info.
by hwmonkey
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.7 Queue Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: 6.7 Queue Issue

What the heck? If I create two identical queues for #2 with one tweak, one with dst=bridge2 and one with dst=eth10, one queue catches traffic in one direction while the other in the opposite direction. The bridge is: /interface bridge add arp=proxy-arp l2mtu=1598 name=bridge1 protocol-mode=rstp add ...
by hwmonkey
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.7 Queue Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

6.7 Queue Issue

My simple queues have been working flawlessly for some time, until now. A few things have been tweaked on the router lately (disable UPnP and create specific firewall rules for example). My simple queues are now only working ONE DIRECTION. Here is the top part of Simple Queue rules 0 name="Eth8 Ooma...
by hwmonkey
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?
Replies: 12
Views: 5614

Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Has anyone tried this?

If not, I suppose I will try it here shortly using an RB2011.
by hwmonkey
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BIG BUG- Unicast key exchange timeout
Replies: 120
Views: 93792

Re: BIG BUG- Unicast key exchange timeout

I am having the same problem on an RB2011 after updating from 6.5 to 6.7 /interface wireless set [ find default-name=wlan1 ] adaptive-noise-immunity=none allow-sharedkey=\ no antenna-gain=0 area="" arp=enabled band=2ghz-b/g/n basic-rates-a/g=\ 6Mbps basic-rates-b=1Mbps bridge-mode=enabled channel-wi...
by hwmonkey
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: /ip dhcp-server lease insert-queue-before
Replies: 0
Views: 2190

/ip dhcp-server lease insert-queue-before

The title is a little misleading. Within winbox, under /ip dhcp-server lease, there is a setting for insert-queue-before. I cannot find it from the CLI. I cannot find any documentation on this setting. What is it for? What do the various options actually do?

Thanks
by hwmonkey
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Force SSL for single website
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Force SSL for single website

I have seen other posts on this subject that suggest it is not possible. However, the posts were old. I would like to force users to access webmail via SSL (HTTPS) not usecured (HTTP). The mail server is shared and I am unable to do this on the server side. Is there a way through the firewall to int...
by hwmonkey
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Queue with Use IP Firewall
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Simple Queue with Use IP Firewall

dst=bridge2 is problem, as soon as you enable use-ip-firewall bridge-ports are used as interface.
eeasiest is to take that option out.
Okay, but then how do I not limit local bandwidth?
by hwmonkey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Queue with Use IP Firewall
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Simple Queue with Use IP Firewall

I am suddenly thoroughly confused about about queues. I have had queues working fine until I enabled the firewall. I want a simple queue function. For local (LAN) traffic, I do not want any bandwidth throttling. For uplink, I do. My uplink is a two port bridge. Example: /queue simple print name="que...
by hwmonkey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect HTTPS to HTTP
Replies: 3
Views: 6224

Re: Redirect HTTPS to HTTP

I don't believe there is any way to do this on the MikroTik. We have the same situation and use IIS URL Rewrite to redirect to https on Exchange web servers. It is very easy to redirect from http to https on both IIS and Apache. You should approach it on the web server since nothing on the MikroTik...
by hwmonkey
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect HTTPS to HTTP
Replies: 3
Views: 6224

Redirect HTTPS to HTTP

Is there a method for the Mikrotik to intercept an HTTP (port 80) for a particular URL and redirect it to a port 443? I saw an old thread about this which said "not at this time" and then a lot of argument about why one should not do this. In my case, it is for webmail. I do not want internal people...
by hwmonkey
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Mistake causing route problems
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: IP Mistake causing route problems

Good suggestion. I tried it from the same RouterOS device without success.

Is there a weird route I could add, or a way to send a command from one RouterOS to another?
by hwmonkey
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Mistake causing route problems
Replies: 2
Views: 620

IP Mistake causing route problems

I attempted to add a secondary IP to a bridged remote device and left off the /24. Mac server is disabled. From the local device, I can see the IP sending broadcast packets (255.255.255.255). Winbox sees the IP address. But, when assigning an ip on the proper subdomain, I cannot connect. I cannot co...
by hwmonkey
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Add MIB and it is greyed out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Add MIB and it is greyed out?

I stil cannot get their MIB to work, but your function gets the most important info for monitoring. THANKS.

How do you like these units? Are they performing as well as their specs say they do? Are they better than a UBNT or MTK backhaul?
by hwmonkey
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: High latency on short link
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: High latency on short link

Lower than 6 dbm? I will try, but I do not think that unit goes down further.
by hwmonkey
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: High latency on short link
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: High latency on short link

high latency - how many??
That would have helped. Sorry. Other links are 5 ms. This link bounces all over from 11-50 (with spikes up to 110).
by hwmonkey
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High latency on short link
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

High latency on short link

I have three links off a rooftop. One is having high latency. I have tried jumping to different frequencies and the results are the same. I swappped one of the radios with the same results. Latency tests are pings from within winbox to the other radio. This is TLOS. The connection looks good. Any id...
by hwmonkey
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to tunnel?
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Best way to tunnel?

So, you are recommending: assign a local ip on the SXT3, SXT4, SXT5,SXT6 common to the broadcast domain assign a public ip on the SXT2 Punch a hole in the firewall to permit SXT3, SXT4, SXT5,SXT6 out to the public ip Create an IPSEC link between SXT2 and SXT3, SXT4, SXT5,SXT6. Is this what you recom...
by hwmonkey
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to tunnel?
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Best way to tunnel?

I have a strange scenario. NOC -> SXT1 -><- SXT2 -> NAT/Firewall -> SXT3 -><- SXT4 -> Private Network (172.17.x.x) -> SXT5 -><- SXT6 -> Private Network (172.17.x.x) -> Private Network (172.17.x.x) The SXTs are all setup as bridges. The Private Network listed above is all the same private network. Th...
by hwmonkey
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Add MIB and it is greyed out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Add MIB and it is greyed out?

I have not bothered to add custom MIBs in the past, for I have not needed them. Today, I added one from the manufacturer. The problem is, it is greyed out in the interface and does not seem to be used.

What am I missing?

Please see the following image:
by hwmonkey
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: WDS frustration

It looks like no one is reading this. For the person who reads it and says "too much interference," here is the picture to address that concern. The problem does not seem to be interference to me, unless it is self-interference, which WDS should resolve, right??
by hwmonkey
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: WDS frustration

Well, it barely works some of the time... Notice how the TX/RX bounces all over the place. These were 90 seconds apart.
by hwmonkey
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: WDS frustration

Hopefully someone is still reading this. On bench tests, the setup works great. The bench test is even semi-real work, with distances nearly matching, the number of walls being penetrated matches, etc. The bench test works GREAT. Take the equipment to the real world client location and it does not w...
by hwmonkey
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: WDS frustration

Thank you! That was the right setting. I still do not fully understand the documentation, especially given that the wiki examples discuss extending the network range using WDS bridge and indicate you should use a slave-wds configuration. For that type of configuration, I do not see why one would wan...
by hwmonkey
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: WDS frustration

Thanks. It looks like you may be right. Do you have an explanation (I will try later today, but I like to understand). All that the wiki says is: These Are Wireless Modes , You Can Use that To Setup A Link or Bridge Link With Them . AP ( WDS ) --- AP ( WDS ) = Link & Bridge AP --- AP = N/A AP --- Br...
by hwmonkey
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WDS frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

WDS frustration

I am attempting to do something that should be simple. I have an SXT that I want to function as a WDS AP, accepting wireless clients and a WDS repeater. The WDS repeater should accept clients and repeat. All of this should be bridged. The repeater is not repeating. It is connecting to the wireless i...
by hwmonkey
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB2011 - switch, bridge, virtual AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2112

Re: RB2011 - switch, bridge, virtual AP

Boardsurfer's solution can work. Other option is not to use switching but put both ether9 and ether10 into the bridge with vap2. The eth9/eth10/vap2 bridge was my original thinking. When I do this, things immediately begin to misbehave on my uplink (eth10) for vap1 and vap0. I can no longer pass tr...
by hwmonkey
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB2011 - switch, bridge, virtual AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2112

RB2011 - switch, bridge, virtual AP

I am not a complete notice with Mikrotik, but there are some concepts that are just not sticking. I have an RB2011 with multiple Virtual APs, DHCP servers, and a few simple queues. But I want to do something simple, and cannot figure out the best way to do this. What I have: Uplink on eth10 bridge1 ...
by hwmonkey
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charting Bandwidth Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: Charting Bandwidth Problem

I am bumping this in hopes that someone has an idea. I have a probe on a device for bandwidth. The function is 8 * rate( diff32(oid("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifInOctets.2",10,5)) + diff32(oid("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifOutOctets.2"...
by hwmonkey
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: surveillance
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: surveillance

Careful with the WDS option as mentioned. For each WDS extension, bandwidth capacity gets cut in half. If TLOS is available to each SXT, I would skip the WDS. 20 cameras in WDS could be too much to maintain the throughput you are looking for. Another option would be to use wireless to connect each b...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Simple Queue

More info: If I look at the RouterOS speedtest (iperf?) on the link, it should the bandwidth being limited in one direction. But, if I simply run a speedtest to test servers, it tells me something completely different. If I disable the queue, the RouterOS speedtest goes up while the "real" test stay...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Simple Queue

Alright, let me add more detail to my problems. I cannot get a basic,simple bandwidth limiter to work. If I run a speedtest, I get way too much bandwidth through my test connection (e.g. 50Mbit when should be 1Mbit). Why does this not work? What am I missing? This is 6.0RC11 [admin@Mikrotik] /queue ...
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Simple Queue

I have read the wiki manual and followed the instructions for setting up a queue, but during my testing, it does not seem to be working. Here is what I would like: bandwidth limit for all traffic on wireless interface 1M/256K burst to 5M down for enough time to trick speedtest.net into saying a 5M C...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log Spectrum Analysis??
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Log Spectrum Analysis??

connect to remote radio with telnet and run /int wireless scan 0 duration=5 The link will drop, the telnet session stays open, the link comes back and you get the output. The telnet session timeout is higher then the scan duration. It's not spectral but it's something. Hmm. A wireless scan will not...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log Spectrum Analysis??
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Log Spectrum Analysis??

About a year ago, no way to read the file: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=61388. I didn't find any recent news. Thanks for the assistance in finding that posting. M forum search did not reveal that. A comment for Mikrotik Support: Mikrotik! It has been one year since support indicate...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to read Spectral-Scan file
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Re: How to read Spectral-Scan file

Reply of Mikrotik Support File save feature was created, but we have not created software to read these files. Currently you can't do anything with it. :( :( Mikrotik! It has been one year. Any chance some software will be released? It is really quite annoying that I must plug into the device local...
by hwmonkey
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Log Spectrum Analysis??
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Log Spectrum Analysis??

Okay. This time I used winbox instead of webbox, and I was able to use save-file-name=whatever Unfortunately, I have a new problem. I cannot figure out what in the world this file is good for. It is not a text file. Looking at the hex of the file, I cannot tell what in the world the file is. Can any...
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log Spectrum Analysis??
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Re: Log Spectrum Analysis??

/interface wireless spectral-scan duration=20 range=5ghz save-file-name=remotescan
When I do this, the terminal session crashes. The save-file-name option is not listed in the manual either (http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Spectral_scan). Are you sure? (I am on 6.0RC10)
by hwmonkey
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log Spectrum Analysis??
Replies: 10
Views: 2271

Log Spectrum Analysis??

I want to run a remote spectrum analysis across a link and see the results. If I run the analysis, the link goes down. So, I run a timed analysis using: /interface wireless spectral-scan duration=20 range=5ghz Doing this, the analysis is run and stopped after 20 seconds. This works great for local c...
by hwmonkey
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP False Outages
Replies: 1
Views: 996

SNMP False Outages

The Dude has been running on our networks for quite some time. Unfortunately, it is perceived to provide many false positives. We have several maps, and if I look at outages per map, I see a few per day. I am essentially only monitoring a minimal amount of data to watch for significant outages. On M...
by hwmonkey
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy SMs and The Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Canopy SMs and The Dude

Do a search for Canopy. This has been discussed many many times and there is an excellent thread with pictures and everything. Really? I have searched and cannot find any information related to Canopy and the LUID changing for an SM, or the ability to get re-reg information from an AP regarding the...
by hwmonkey
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy SMs and The Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Canopy SMs and The Dude

[bump]
by hwmonkey
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Charting Bandwidth Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Charting Bandwidth Problem

I am using 4B3, but used to use 3.6. I have a problem with bandwidth charting (which applies to all charting). If I have a really high piece of data (whether false or true). The chart autoscales to an unuseable amount. I cannot see any of the other data (e.g. usually 4mbit, surge to 1 gbit). This is...
by hwmonkey
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy SMs and The Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Canopy SMs and The Dude

Let me give a little more information for then non-Canopy users. Each connection is given a LUID. This sequentially assigned number changes when the AP is restarted, based on (sequentially) when the client connects. On the AP, I can see the MAC and the Re-Reg count for each client. But the data is s...
by hwmonkey
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Canopy SMs and The Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Canopy SMs and The Dude

I love The Dude. In fact, the more Mikrotik stuff I try, the more I love it. But we still have a lot of Canopy out there. I have the Admin network monitored effectively. But, the SMs(CPE) I do not have good monitoring. I would like to monitor re-reg for SMs. As far as I have discovered, this is only...
by hwmonkey
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude database format
Replies: 10
Views: 9570

Re: The Dude database format

did you have any luck with this in the end ?
Not me. I am not certain of others.
by hwmonkey
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Metal 5SHPN Users?
Replies: 1
Views: 1602

Metal 5SHPN Users?

This has been shipping for 6 weeks or so. Are there any users with any options so far?? Please share!!
by hwmonkey
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What's your latency
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: What's your latency

Wow. I thought this would be a popular thing for people to know... Do you mind sharing? SImply login to your router using putty or whatever and run a few pings to the other side of the link. Let it go for 10-20 pings.
by hwmonkey
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Backhaul recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Backhaul recommendations

With dual pole panel antennas.
What brand/model? We have had a hard time finding some decent dual pole, high gain panels with low wind load.
by hwmonkey
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.2 vs 5.8 (in U.S.A)
Replies: 2
Views: 546

5.2 vs 5.8 (in U.S.A)

I have not yet purchased Mikrotik, but was discussing it with another person from the company. They want some confirmation that Mikrotik can easily switch between 5.2 and 5.8. Other equipment we have will not permit this (due to DFS regs and equipment capability). Can someone confirm that Mikrotik i...
by hwmonkey
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What's your latency
Replies: 3
Views: 840

What's your latency

If you run ping test or other latency tests across a single link using Mikrotik equipment, would you mind sharing your results?

Please include:
  • Hardware
  • Average ping
  • Length of link
Pretend Example:
SEXTANT G-5HnD
1.3 ms
5 miles

THANKS for sharing!!
by hwmonkey
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Backhaul recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Backhaul recommendations

First, thanks for the reply. For 5 mile link you don't need very powerful equipment. True, but we have been having some issues on some of our towers. That is why we are looking into these radios: so we can have more control, and punch more power when needed. All our towers have LOS. The Redlines are...
by hwmonkey
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Backhaul recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Backhaul recommendations

I am new to exploring Mikrotik RouterBoard, but we have several brands of Backhauls in place, ranging from cheap to very expensive. We have had mixed results with everything but the super expensive, and frankly, cannot afford those units. Mikrotik looks great in that it is cheap yet highly configura...
by hwmonkey
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ATTN normis / Mikrotik -- bug identified
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: ATTN normis / Mikrotik -- bug identified

As a developer, I am used to running down bugs. I am pretty sure that this information will assist with tracking down what is going on with the auto-scan not consistently working for people.
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: ATTN normis / Mikrotik -- bug identified
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

ATTN normis / Mikrotik -- bug identified

I hope a Mikrotik Moderator reads this. I have identified the bug that is affecting many users of The Dude and repeatedly shows up in these forums as a problem with Auto Discovery. In the real world, one would set an SNMP timeout value for all devices and have it work happily and consistently. But t...
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature

I hope a Mikrotik Moderator reads this. There is a bug with The Dude. Can someone report it? For an auto-scan, the SNMP timeout value works the opposite of how it works for standard monitoring. In other words, to discover a device/service, you want The Dude set to a short SNMP time (e.g. 10 ms) wher...
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature

I figured it out. I HAD the same issue. Here is the solution: Change the SNMP timeout! Go into Settings, SNMP and increase the timeout. Although our network has some really low latency, I just cranked the timeout up to 10ms and suddenly I had devices showing up that would not show up when NAT mode w...
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude not discovering all Canopy devices
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Dude not discovering all Canopy devices

I HAD the same issue. Here is the solution: Change the SNMP timeout! Go into Settings, SNMP and increase the timeout. Although our network has some really low latency, I just cranked the timeout up to 10ms and suddenly I had devices showing up that would not show up when NAT mode was enabled.
by hwmonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature

Maybe use a range instead of /24 to auto discover?
Using a range does not make a difference. Also, I have even tried an auto-scan and adding without services, and it made no difference.
by hwmonkey
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: Problem with Auto Scan Network Feature

I am having the same issue on v4 with Canopy, and the subnets are fine as are the SNMP configs.
by hwmonkey
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude not Discovering Cisco 3945 Router
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Re: The Dude not Discovering Cisco 3945 Router

Have you tried sniffing packets to see what is happening?

I am having problems with The Dude not discovering devices, although I can see them communicate via SNMP and the packets go back and forth, containing valid data. The Dude is just not adding the devices. I think Cisco might be right.
by hwmonkey
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Auto Discover not working??
Replies: 0
Views: 794

Auto Discover not working??

In my list of devices, I have purged all devices on a particular subnet. If I do an auto discovery, or a manual discovery, the devices cannot be found. But, if I ping the device, it can be reached. If I manually add a device on that subnet, The Dude will auto discover services for that device. Furth...
by hwmonkey
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude database format
Replies: 10
Views: 9570

Re: The Dude database format

It appears to be SQLite 3 - http://www.sqlite.org/
You probably want to use an ODBC connection so try http://www.ch-werner.de/sqliteodbc/
I downloaded the 64 bit. It installed a driver. I went to ODBC config, and point it to dude.db and cannot find any tables. Suggestions?

Thanks
by hwmonkey
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 2 GB Database Limit / Upgrade from 3.6
Replies: 0
Views: 700

2 GB Database Limit / Upgrade from 3.6

We have not upgraded from 3.6 to 4b3, primarily due to the issues brought up about the database. I am not certain it is really an issue, but on the surface, it is a little scary. Can someone explain how much space is used per history record? For a system with perhaps 200-300 devices with a couple se...
by hwmonkey
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Specify SNMP Probe Address
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Re: Specify SNMP Probe Address

For additional information, I sniffed the packets, and the snmpwalk is being initiated by a completely different IP address on the machine. This confirms that somehow, The Dude is not configured to use the proper IP. This occurred from the same IP regardless of the Agent used. Any ideas how to chang...
by hwmonkey
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Specify SNMP Probe Address
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Specify SNMP Probe Address

I have The Dude setup to monitor hundreds of devices. But I must admit, I am thoroughly confused about how to configure The Dude to specify which IP to initiate an IP scan from. Our server has multiple IP addresses on the network. Our equipment has SNMP traps to only enable communication from specif...
by hwmonkey
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Spectrum Analyzer

Anyone have any suggestions?
by hwmonkey
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spectrum Analyzer
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Spectrum Analyzer

We have a variety of products in use in our network: mikrotik, dragonwave, redline, memorylink, canopy, engenius. A tech support person at Tessco indicated we could use a software based spectrum analyzer that could simply connect via mac address, and run an analysis using "a variety of software appl...