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by Bergante
Thu May 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Try to switch used frequency to 58320 and upgrade to 6.42.1 why should I change freq? It seems to work quite good with rc52. there is no noise or other 60ghz link visible under scan. besides if it works worse with newer routerOS I doubt Your advice is to solve problem looks rather as a workaround. ...
by Bergante
Thu May 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Bergante Multipath? - don't get it!, What does the environment look like? ?!like moisture, LOS... ?? It's a long shot, but depending on how you have installed the units you might be getting multiple reflections? One of my units is installed on a window (outside of course) and it's in a corner with ...
by Bergante
Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Link is up and running distance 210m, throughput is 350mbit (btest is made from wAP to wAP), 24h no disconnects for now looks promising, just waiting for the rain. Only one minor problem, I can't understand why signal is fluctuating so much from 30-60, every second signal is changing 30-35-40-50-55...
by Bergante
Tue May 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 756
Views: 135972

Re: Feature requests

I've posted a message on the forwarding protocols area, linked from here: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=134423 BFD support for static routes would be extremely useful. Basicly, a static route would have an attribute to use BFD to check gateway availability. It's much better than ch...
by Bergante
Tue May 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Feature request: BFD for static routes
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Feature request: BFD for static routes

Hi, Checking the BFD documentation I am surprised that the simplest use case for BFD is not supported: using it to check the validity of a static route without using a routing protocol (BGP or OSPF). This feature would be extremely useful . Nowadays many Internet services use complex circuits that m...
by Bergante
Tue May 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

One suggestion: It would be great to be able to graph information such as RSSI, signal, MCS, tx-sector and rx-sector (or better yet, tx-sector-info) and Phy rate these interfaces. Given that some of it is not available over SNMP and that even for people with SNMP management software it can be tricky...
by Bergante
Mon May 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with using an internal DNS
Replies: 45
Views: 1217

Re: Need help with using an internal DNS

Anyway try running the test linked from this website:

https://www.dns-oarc.net/oarc/services/cmdns

It may shed some light on DNS server problems.
by Bergante
Mon May 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice

However, with the last firmware updates Mikrotik configured narrower radiation lobes with higher gain. I had to reduce power for my 30 m link. Maybe they should have the units retested with the new firmware. They’ve managed roughly 3dB more gain from tweaking the antenna beam forming algorithm. The...
by Bergante
Fri May 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice

The Wireless Wire (WAP60G) does NOT comply with UK regulations for outdoor use, either PtP or PtMP as it does not comply with the relevant technical conditions (see my highlighting above). The most important ones are, 1) The Document of Conformity is quoting an incorrect ETSI for outdoor PtP usage ...
by Bergante
Fri May 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: WAP60G 60 Ghz P2P Range and deployment advice

Do bear in mind that as far as I am aware, the mikrotik 60ghz wireless wire is not legal in the UK for outdoor use... It can be used license free in the UK. https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/40516/statement.pdf From the conclusions: 3.18 Having considered the responses Ofcom has ...
by Bergante
Fri May 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with using an internal DNS
Replies: 45
Views: 1217

Re: Need help with using an internal DNS

A misconfigured DNS server can really be a problem. It's difficult to say what's wrong without diagnosing it on site, though. There is a simple test you can perform. What happens if you configure your computer to use *just* a valid, public DNS server (8.8.8.8, or 9.9.9.9)? (I am not mentioning 1.1.1...
by Bergante
Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Hi, I've recently tested p2p on wAP 60G with tagged transmission to switch and vlans. Unicast is working without ant problems but i've noticed that multicast (iptv) streams has problem with continuity. I'm generating (using iperf) tcp traffic between two machines that are using 60g connection and p...
by Bergante
Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with using an internal DNS
Replies: 45
Views: 1217

Re: Need help with using an internal DNS

For DNS, always use both TCP and UDP. Nowadays some applications are making large queries and, depending on the support for EDNS (large responses over UDP) you will need TCP. In order to make this work without hiccups you really need your own DNS server. You should configure it with a forward type z...
by Bergante
Mon May 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Only 3 x 60Ghz bands for 60G devices?
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: Only 3 x 60Ghz bands for 60G devices?

1). Major vendors like Netgear are working on the first indoor 60Ghz solutions. The disadvantage of no penetrating walls etc. can also work into a great advantage. No more interference from nearby competing wifi routers. On 60 GHz you can have an interference free wireless network. The downside is,...
by Bergante
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 31
Views: 5840

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

Improvements in SW many times improve overall functionality. Therefore one can not say what's HW specification... better to refer to it as "system" specification. (...) So yes, SW improvements can considerably improve performance and capacity without any HW change. Remember that a phased array is t...
by Bergante
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 147
Views: 19939

Re: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!

Can the phy-rate and RSSI for 60G interfaces also be exposed over SNMP please?
They do on 6.43rc. IF-MIB::ifSpeed shows the PHY rate. Before 6.43 it showed 10 Mbps.
by Bergante
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience
Replies: 29
Views: 6855

Re: 60GHz multipoint, share your experience

What would the back to back noise be of these units? Would they be able to work back to back on a pole in the same frequency? We only have 3 to use and if we have a tower with 4 sectors plus maybe one or two P2P's leaving we already have to start to make a puzzle. Some more antenna and radiation ch...
by Bergante
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 31
Views: 5840

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

I'm kinda keen to see some more helpful SNMP OIDs soon - as it would be really useful to see how the link behaves in bad weather. e.g. coding scheme, and RX and Tx sig strength? The coding scheme is available through : MCS Look at the published MIB variables: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:I...
by Bergante
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 31
Views: 5840

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

Just a heads up, I had an issue with 6.42rc56 on a multipoint (ap-bridge) AP. Interfaces weren't showing up and the station wasn't connecting. I switched to bridge mode and everything worked again. Really digging the rssi and tx-sector-info, but I don't think it's ready for ap-bridge mode yet. Conf...
by Bergante
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 31
Views: 5840

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

In simple words, you can get ~900Mbits not only at 100 meters, but now even at 200 meters. But we are curious souls who would like to Know some details! ;) Now seriously, I have spammed support with some tests I have done in my link, which is a short one. Stability has gone down with rc49. With rc3...
by Bergante
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions
Replies: 31
Views: 5840

Re: Significant improvement for 60 GHz solutions

I have tried with my 20 - 30 m short link.

With 6.43rc49 I see it hitting MCS 10. With the previous versions the maximum it reached was MCS8.
by Bergante
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

A suggestion.

I see that the standard MIB for the 60 GHz interface includes both discards and errors statistics. Are those variables actually updated? It would be helpful to know it for sure.
A note in the documentation would help.
by Bergante
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]

I got a pair three weeks ago. The distance is short (20 - 30 m) and I am just crossing a street. The result is amazing so far. Roughly equivalent to digging a trench and laying a fiber from building to building. In order to test I kept it running two simultanoeus unidirectional bandwidth tests (one ...
by Bergante
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question about W60 AP security
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Question about W60 AP security

Hi,

Happy W60 AP user here. I have a question about the security measures, however.

An AES encryption key is generated from the link password configured. Is this key static or does it include some periodic rekeying
mechanism?
by Bergante
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Does anyone have any clarity about UK requirements for these? From my reading that whilst 60Ghz is license exempt OFCOM require a minimum 30dB antenna to give narrow beams. Reading above it seems the antenna is about 12-14dB so this would make the product unusable in the UK? European regulators hav...
by Bergante
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP 60G experience
Replies: 131
Views: 8628

Re: wAP 60G experience

Just received mine, I'm impressed :) I have just tried them inside the office. The link length was about 5 metres. In order to generate more bandidth with bandwidth-test I have ran two tests in transmit mode, one from each unit. Using UDP it sustained around 900 Mbps in full duplex. One problem, tho...
by Bergante
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Why is nv2 so much slower than 802.11?

For many years I was routinely using nv2 in my layer 2 (bridge/station-bridge) point-to-point links. I assumed that given its proprietary nature, it would offer enhanced thruput, and it allowed me to avoid exposing multiple SSIDs in public that were useless to end-users. That's not the point of NV2...
by Bergante
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 22844

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Spain just published the most recent frequency allocation map and, at least for now, fixed outdoor installations are explicitly excluded. (UN-164). http://www.minetad.gob.es/telecomunicaciones/Espectro/CNAF/notas_UN2017_vf2.pdf They have followed the ETSI EN 302 567 standard which explicitly says "E...
by Bergante
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS (v6.39.3, v6.40.4, v6.41rc) NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities
Replies: 58
Views: 87868

Re: RouterOS NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities

In the statement, we included a line, maybe it was not clearly phrased. One of the biggest issues that was mentioned, never applied to RouterOS at all ("nonce reuse"). We did include other general suggestions from CERT for key exchange improvement. Oh alright, then I misunderstood. Sorry! I assumed...
by Bergante
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS (v6.39.3, v6.40.4, v6.41rc) NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities
Replies: 58
Views: 87868

Re: RouterOS NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities

Hi :) First, congratulations (and a big thank you!) on the quick response. One more reason to stick to Mikrotik. Now, a suggestion. RouterOS has been affected by the WPA2 vulnerability but you have released a fix. I would certainly rephrase that announcement. I guess some people will just read the s...
by Bergante
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 22844

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Any news on the LHG 60? We really need those in our network :) Wireless Wire is our first 60GHz product, LHG series will follow. Please give this kit a chance - performance will pleasantly surprise You. I want one kit! Where can I order it now? :D I don't see it on Spain's Landashop nor EuroDK. Wan...
by Bergante
Mon May 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 36068

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

Currently SNMP is broken for those devices which has no IPv6 package enabled. We hope to include fix in next rc release.
Confirmed. Enabling IPv6 fixed it for me.
by Bergante
Fri May 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 36068

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

6.40rc8, SNMP still broken.

From a RB2011 I've just updated:

SNMP, warning, cannot bind to requested src-address
by Bergante
Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 231
Views: 36068

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

I am seeing this error as well. (My Dude server is the device running 6.40rc6 and it can no longer monitor itself due to SNMP not working. It can monitor other devices just fine, but SNMP no longer responds on it.)
Same here. I have updated three devices, two of them have lost SNMP.
by Bergante
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 331
Views: 61860

Re: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released

Just sent one report. I tried upgrading from rc48 to rc52 on a point to point link using two SXT-ac units. The wlan interface associated correctly to the AP but it stopped moving packets.

Downgrading the station SXT-AC to rc48 made it work again.
by Bergante
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS problem: cannot operate VLANs correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 561

SwOS problem: cannot operate VLANs correctly

Hello, I am trying to install a RB250GS to solve a problem and it's driving me mad. The configuration should be trivial: Ports 1 and 2 have VLAN 1 as native, and members (tagged) of 100, 110 and 1003. Port 5: default VLAN (no tags) to VLAN100, what would be known in other brands as "access". First q...
by Bergante
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 314
Views: 72806

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

They are switching to FreeBSD, it takes time! ;)
Is this true??
Just kidding!

Whatever they use, I am really itching to see what they're up to!
by Bergante
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 314
Views: 72806

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

They are switching to FreeBSD, it takes time! ;)
by Bergante
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: IGMP Snooping
Replies: 137
Views: 54073

Re: IGMP Snooping

I would have understood that point if CRS series didn't exist. Indeed. I need some switches and I've immediately discarded Mikrotik's CRS because it's little more than a glorified bridge of the 1980's featuring multiple ports and Gigabit Ethernet. But it's a really incomplete product, I'm afraid. I...
by Bergante
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: wireless-rep bug
Replies: 0
Views: 749

wireless-rep bug

Hello Been testing the 6.35 RC versions, I think I have found a bug. I have two OmniTIKs setting up a simple link across the street. I am using NV2. Since switching to wireless-rep I have noticed a problem affecting the client side: after several chages made to the "AP" unit (which means the wireles...
by Bergante
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP ECMP (multipathing)
Replies: 26
Views: 7554

Re: BGP ECMP (multipathing)

It would be really useful. BGP multipathing can be used, for example, to turn a router into a load balancer for a cluster of servers (web, DNS, etc) and it's a technique used in many large installations. This article describes it very well. http://bits.shutterstock.com/2014/05/22/stop-buying-load-ba...
by Bergante
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: 6.34 release candidate version topic!
Replies: 201
Views: 37461

Re: 6.34 release candidate version topic!

Curious about the 10 G ports in 1 G mode correction.

Actually there is a problem with 1G SFPs in SFP+ ports, it doesn´t work with autonegotiation enabled. Is it related? A friend has a problem with such a setup.
by Bergante
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682

I didn't realize that. Thank you very much indeed!
by Bergante
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682
Replies: 2
Views: 928

BGP TTL protection per RFC 3682

I have been doing some tests with BGP and I have found that the Mikrotik routers are unable to use the RFC 3682 TTL security option. The classical TTL security is based on using a low TTL, generally 1, for single-hop BGP connections. The measure is effective preventing a BGP connection from being es...
by Bergante
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: protection at DDOS attack based on a bug in MikroTik routers
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: protection at DDOS attack based on a bug in MikroTik routers

TCP access to your resolver has some potential security issues (like a possibility of cache pollution or privacy issues) but at least it's not useful for a DDoS attack.
by Bergante
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with router with new ISP bandwith Movistar in Spain to 300 Mb for download fasttrack work wosrst
Replies: 71
Views: 9787

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

I would begin with a thorough cleanup of rules, especially expensive rules that add processing overhead.

Why are you adjusting the MSS? Do you _really_ have a problem with that?
by Bergante
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Comments about RouterOS release schedule
Replies: 35
Views: 9326

Re: Comments about RouterOS release schedule

It's a very good policy that works very well for other projects, for example FreeBSD. It is especially important for critical security updates that should be rolled out almost immediately. If it's too risky to install an update it won't be installed. Also, this is good for Mikrotik, you can be more ...
by Bergante
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 4230

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

¿Son equipos 802.11ac nuevos? En ese caso NO puedes fijar las velocidades. Era posible en los 802.11n. Limitaciones del chipset.
by Bergante
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 4230

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

Please notice that I have set the "mcs-2" ...and if I run a Bandwitdh-test and monitor at both sides I get: tx-rate: 216Mbps-40MHz/2S rx-rate: 130Mbps-20MHz/2S/SGI and even more.... What I'm doing wrong with configuration? New 802.11ac units? I think that due to a limitation in the chipset you can'...
by Bergante
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ¿How to fix NV2 transmission rate? / MCS / Stability and CCQ with NV2. More questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 4230

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

As far as I know, (correct me if I am wrong) the decision to choose a MCS relies mainly on the S/N ratio. The problem is, in non optimal situations maybe there is a good S/N ratio but the actual CCQ is low because, for example, multipath reflections are causing retransmissions. In that case you may ...
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