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by VanceG
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless traffic counters
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Wireless traffic counters

Excellent. Thanks.

It wasn't covered in the Wiki that I could find, although the CLI command you provided had occurred to me. It didn't work because I tried

/interface wlan1 reset-counters

which is wrong.
by VanceG
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless traffic counters
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Wireless traffic counters

Is there any way to reset the Interface>>Wireless>>Traffic TX/RX bytes/packet/drops/errors counters such as can be done with the ETH and Bridge interfaces?

Thanks.

Vance
by VanceG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NV2 newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: NV2 newbie

Jebz: Thanks for the pointer on 802.11. 'Cell Radius" seems to be a specific setting for NV2, but 802.11 has a "distance" setting that looks like it does the same thing. What I'm more interested for now is any settings I might have overlooked in NV2 that are working to my disadvantage. As I already ...
by VanceG
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NV2 newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 705

NV2 newbie

Just set up my first PtP link using Mikrotik gear and NV2 and have some questions for those of you that have gone before me. Info: 41Km / 26 miles Using two 34 dBi dishes and two NetBox 5's Running 20 mHz N-only for robustness and max. TX power - my backhaul is only 50/5 for now so 144/144 is plenty...
by VanceG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual WAN failover - help and advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: Dual WAN failover - help and advice needed

Sorry, everyone - got busy and hadn't gotten back to this. I appreciate the responses. Will do some more research and see if I can figure this out for myself. My biggest question is how to reconfigure the existing ether2 port to be another WAN gateway. It'll probably be easier if I approach this as ...
by VanceG
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual WAN failover - help and advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Dual WAN failover - help and advice needed

I have a small remote network using a RB750 as the head end router. There are two WAN sources - one a 26 mile wireless link (primary) and a Verizon LTE link handled by a Cradlepoint IBR650 (secondary). Currently, the Cradlepoint is connected to ETH1 on the RB750. The Cradlepoint is managing the wire...
by VanceG
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signal strength display on LEDs on AP - Possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Signal strength display on LEDs on AP - Possible?

I have two NetBox 5's set up as WDS bridge. Working fine. The STA side shows signal strength on the LEDs just fine, the AP does not.

It would be nice to have the AP LEDs show signal strength just as a quick and dirty indication of rough aiming during installation. Is this possible?

Thanks.
by VanceG
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

And boom, we're in. Yee-Haw and Thank you! For a quick 'n dirty trial, I just fired up the Verizon hotspot which dishes out IP's on 10.x.x.x and used that instead of the home network. Now that I have access, should I change the gateway IP's on the link devices from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1? You me...
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Output of ip a and ip r: some_user@some_PC:~$ ip a 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft ...
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Looked at the output of ip a again and there are some MAC addresses associated with ether xx and wlpls that I will also remove.
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

OK, I have the output of ip a and ip r from my workstation ready to go. It contained one instance of a public IP which I have mangled. And some of username@PC name which received the same treatment. Of course it is riddled with instances of 192.168.x.x but from my limited understanding it's OK to le...
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

You haven't sanitized at least the ip dhcp-server network part so the public IP addresses of the whole /22 are visible. Your firewall is quite leaky so it is probably quite easy to drain your monthly quota by sending bogus packets to your clients and possibly getting at least ICMP messages back. Ok...
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Here's what you asked for. I manually deleted a bunch of entries with MAC addresses under Hotspot>>Bindings and otherwise tried to eliminate unique and/or personally identifiable info. I hope it meets your standards for that. If there's anything in there I need to edit out, let me know ASAP and I wi...
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Working on uploading configs next.

Thanks again for the help so far. We are so close to making this work I can see those link setup screens in my dreams.
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Some more info:

Neglected to mention that I am running a hotspot on the 750. Disabled the server just to see if that was a problem. Made no difference.

While watching the "new" NAT rule in Winbox, then using the Ping Tool to ping one of the devices, can see the byte/packet count increase.
by VanceG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Made the changed per the above and VPN'd in. Still unable to access the two link devices. Pinging the devices without specifying interface or ticking ARP works. My VPN is a simple PPtP one with server running on the Mikrotik (I know, I need to change to something more secure - that's on my list). Cl...
by VanceG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

OK, again. So if I do that, Winbox won't stop working so I can undo things if necessary as it doesn't depend (at least to my understanding) on anything that might be affected by that change. Sorry to nit-pick on this, but the network in question is a 7 hour drive away and whenever I do any remote co...
by VanceG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

OK, then. I think we're getting there. I did NOT change the gateway addresses on the two wireless devices that I changed the IP's on earlier today. Do I need to only add this to Firewall>>NAT: /ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat action=src-nat to-addresses=192.168.1.1 out-interface=ether1-gateway dst-...
by VanceG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Sindy: Thanks for sticking with this. You are describing the situation in your first paragraph perfectly. My "boots on the ground" at the remote site walked out there this morning (Yep, it is that remote) and changed the IP's on two of the most critical devices from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x We ver...
by VanceG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

Thanks for the responses and sorry for the lack of clarity. It was late and I was tired. Helipos' diagram is exactly what's in place: (internet)---(wireless1)----(wireless2)----(wireless3)----(wireless4)(RB750) ---(LAN) The RB750 can't be at the head end as there is also a Cradlepoint at the remote ...
by VanceG
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Reaching devices on the WAN [SOLVED]

I had to set up a long wireless link on short notice and didn't have the time I would have liked to research things. Did what I could, got the link up, and hoped to fix things later. Long story short, I have 4 wireless devices the make up the link that are before my RB750 router (on the WAN side) th...
by VanceG
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730

So, is anybody at Mikrotik going to address and fix this? It's quite obviously a problem that was introduced in firmware, which means I can't configure my way out of it on my end.
by VanceG
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730

More info:

When connecting the 6620, several connect/disconnect cycles occur before things settle down and the connection becomes stable.

If I then disconnect the 6620, and connect the 7730, the 7730 works. As long as I don't reboot the 951, it continues to work.
by VanceG
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730

Update:

Got my hands on a Jetpack 6620L to try.

It works - after inserting relevant masquerade rule for LTE1.

So things aren't completely broken for 6.36+, it just doesn't recognize the 7730 as an LTE device.
by VanceG
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730
Replies: 5
Views: 764

ROS 6.36+ breaks USB tethering Jetpack 7730

Per subject line. ROS v6.15 - 6.35.4 works fine with Jetpack 7730 tethered via USB, v6.36+ fails to assign LTE interface but Jetpack is seen correctly in Resources>>USB. Also tried 6.43rc64. Another user has the same problem: https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=136324&p=671482&hilit=jetpa...
by VanceG
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Allow NETPERF over the WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Allow NETPERF over the WAN

So, given the above, what is it I need to do to let NEFPERF/NETSERVER through my 750 and UFW? I suspect that whatever it is, it'll likely be more or less the same for both.

I spent quite a bit of time researching this yesterday, and never really found an answer.
by VanceG
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Allow NETPERF over the WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Allow NETPERF over the WAN

OK, learned some more on this. To test my thinking that my 750 needs some firewall rules to let NETPERF work, I connected my Ubuntu box directly to my COX cable modem and started NETSERVER. WAN NETPERF tests now work. Also required me to temporarily turn off the UFW firewall, even though I have allo...
by VanceG
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Allow NETPERF over the WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Allow NETPERF over the WAN

I am trying to troubleshoot a low download speed problem on a remote site. Here at home, I have read up on how to use NETPERF and gotten it to run on two machines on the local network. Haven't had much luck getting it to work over the WAN - I believe that I need to open ports 12865 and 12866 for tha...
by VanceG
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem accessing WebFig via the WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Problem accessing WebFig via the WAN

Pretty sure that running 6.15 is not the problem. As already stated, two other 750's running 6.15 are fine. I had a user that's on the network try to access WebFig from the "inside" and it bombs out the same way. So, it isn't due to the WAN after all. Didn't know that until now, but perhaps knowing ...
by VanceG
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem accessing WebFig via the WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Problem accessing WebFig via the WAN

Problem with 750UP running 6.15 and accessing WebFig via the WAN. I have set the WWW service to port 30003 and created an accept rule for it in the firewall. When I browse to the address of the 750, I get the WebFig login screen, although occasionally one or two of the icons (Winbox, Telnet, etc.) d...
by VanceG
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using BTest to test WAN speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Using BTest to test WAN speed

I was wondering the same thing. The Cradlepoint has a speed test built-in, but it can only be run 10 times. They say you can also use it with a iperf server, but when I do that, it connects but passes no traffic. I wonder how you can find out if this is happening, other than asking? I can drag and d...
by VanceG
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using BTest to test WAN speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Using BTest to test WAN speed

Per the subject line. I would like to use the Bandwidth Test tool to test the speed of my 3G WAN backhaul. I have Mikrotik equipment at both ends and can configure it at will. The "far" end is using a Cradlepoint IBR 650 in IP Passthrough mode for the 3G link, the "near" end is on a Cox cable modem....
by VanceG
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stats on single filter rule only?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Stats on single filter rule only?

OK, worked fine.

Dressed it up with a time and date header, gets emailed to me at 0004 every night.

Thanks for the help.
by VanceG
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stats on single filter rule only?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Stats on single filter rule only?

Cool thanks.

I'll try it out as soon as I have a little more time and let you know how it went.

Vance
by VanceG
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stats on single filter rule only?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Stats on single filter rule only?

Is there a way to get the stats on a single filter rule via the CLI?

I have one I need to check periodically and don't really need to see the 65 others. If I could get this to work, I could have the router email it to me with the other stuff it sends at midnight every day.

Thanks.
by VanceG
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Verizon LG VL-600 LTE Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Verizon LG VL-600 LTE Modem

The VL600 has external antenna connectors ;-)

The only other Verizon USB stick you support is the "4G LTE USB Modem 551L" which, from the online reviews at Verizon, appears to be a total piece of junk.
by VanceG
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Verizon LG VL-600 LTE Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Verizon LG VL-600 LTE Modem

Currently shows "Not Supported" in the hardware list. Any chance it will be? I have a need to make one of these work as a backhaul in a remote situation where the current link is via consumer satellite. Would much rather use Mikrotik equipment than Cradle Point.
by VanceG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Access over WAN to LTE hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Access over WAN to LTE hardware

Ugh. Did a little more digging and answered my own question: http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3489/64/ http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3939/64/ Dang. This stinks. Next thing to try - forcing the 5510 into 3G mode and see if it presents a Public IP instead of the 10.x.x.x one it's using now....
by VanceG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Access over WAN to LTE hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Access over WAN to LTE hardware

Have a Verizon MiFi 5510 working with a 751U-2HnD. Recognized and assigned a LTE1 interface and working fine. HOWEVER- I want to deploy this on a remote solar-powered network and I need to be able to remotely access the hardware there through the 5510. I can get the WAN facing IP of the 5510 via its...
by VanceG
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Email notification on hotspot "traffic limit reached"
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Email notification on hotspot "traffic limit reached"

Per subject. I am running a bandwidth-restricted satellite connection using a hotspot to limit usage to xyz per day. Sometimes the users exceed that, but if our usage for the week is low enough I could clear the counters and restore service for the rest of the day (everything resets at midnight and ...
by VanceG
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot walled garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Hotspot walled garden

Tim:

That is what I thought. Thanks for confirming this - as usual, it isn't clear in the wiki.
by VanceG
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot walled garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Hotspot walled garden

Why don't you just allow access to all mcafee.com? Would that be out of the question? /ip hotspot walled-garden add dst-host=*.mcafee.com action=allow Well, kinda. This is a hotspot running on an extremely bandwidth-restricted connection (satellite) and the full site has hideous things like video t...
by VanceG
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot walled garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Hotspot walled garden

Is it necessary to be any more specific then to have an entry of: download.mcafee.com when setting up the Walled Garden in Hotspot to allow McAfee to update? The full URL is: http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/amcore/amindex/en-us/amindex.cab I am thinking that using the full URL wouldn't be ...
by VanceG
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot user management
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Hotspot user management

I am on a bandwidth-restricted connection (satellite). To manage this, I have everyone on a hotspot running two separate Users in the Hotspot setup - one that runs all the time (Resident), and one that is enabled for 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the evening (Guest). Both of them have daily data l...
by VanceG
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP VPN on same address range
Replies: 0
Views: 298

PPTP VPN on same address range

Have set up a PPTP VPN on an RB750 at a remote site. It works fine when I access it from a laptop using Verizon MiFi which is using the 192.168.1.x range, but not with my desktop machine which is behind another 750 using the 192.168.0.x range, which is the same as the remote site. Both 750's are ass...
by VanceG
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redirect to different location on same domain
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Redirect to different location on same domain

Using Transparent Proxy. It is set up correctly because it works for other redirects that don't have the following problem: Want to redirect calls to: www.xyz.com to www.xyz.com/mobile so everyone gets sent to the low-bandwidth site. This fails because when the first hit on the redirect is done, it ...
by VanceG
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do counters count ALL traffic?
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Do counters count ALL traffic?

Using RB750. Per the subject line. Some days, there is a large discrepancy (almost 2x) between what eth1-gateway reports and what my satellite ISP reports. Other days they match pretty well, so I believe it's due to some particular sites I visit or some other usage I am not aware of. Is there any ty...
by VanceG
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: All traffic not passing through Hotspot?
Replies: 0
Views: 396

All traffic not passing through Hotspot?

I have a small wireless network served by consumer satellite access that serves a small number of users in a few cabins. These users log in at specific times of the day using a Hotspot login. As the bandwidth allocation for the satellite connection is small, I have Hotspot set up to deny them access...
by VanceG
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: 260 P:OE specs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: 260 P:OE specs?

OK, thanks. Documentation on the hardware is a little sparse.
by VanceG
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: 260 P:OE specs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

260 P:OE specs?

Looked around quite a bit, couldn't find the answer. Is POE passthrough? Current limited per port? I am mostly looking at these for remote solar sites with a few pieces of gear that need POE. Does it "just work" out of the box? I don't need any of the management features - I just need it to work as ...
by VanceG
Fri May 03, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Temporarily stop System Scheduler?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Temporarily stop System Scheduler?

Yah, that would work.

I'm just doing some testing, and need to keep the Scheduler from turning things off and on for a while. Thought I might be able to treat it like a "service" and just turn it off.
by VanceG
Fri May 03, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Temporarily stop System Scheduler?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Temporarily stop System Scheduler?

Per the subject line. Is it possible to stop the System Scheduler with one command (instead of disabling individual events) then start it up again?

Thanks.
by VanceG
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can't communication with Tristar 60 MPPT through 493ah
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: Can't communication with Tristar 60 MPPT through 493ah

Any further info on this issue? I just installed a MPPT-60 connected to a 750UP and am having the "flaky" Web interface issue. Running Morningstar's MODBUS software (MSView) works OK, so the MODBUS/TCP interface on port 502 works. Just not the internal web server. Have forced 10M, half-duplex, etc. ...
by VanceG
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clarification please -
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Clarification please -

on the difference between:

driver-rx-byte

and

rx-byte

Can't find an explanation.

Thanks.
by VanceG
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot question
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Hotspot question

Had a chat with the user and figured it out. He was confused by Windows 7's broadband/PPPOE network settings and had them all screwed up. I believe the traffic I was seeing in the log were the ATTEMPTS to get to Web sites - they were recorded there, but didn't increment the hotspot counters. Had to ...
by VanceG
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot question
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Hotspot question

I have set up a hotspot on an RB750UP that is working well with individual user devices. However, I have one user who has a static IP assigned to his device that seems to be bypassing the hotspot. I can see his activity in the log, but there are no login messages as you would normally see there from...
by VanceG
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple usage report
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Simple usage report

I need to keep tabs on the usage at a remote site using Starband so we don't blow through the data quota and get an enforced slowdown. I have worked through how to get a ballpark figure by doing a /interface ethernet print stats to a file and having it emailed to me. Getting the whole stats printout...
by VanceG
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to access RB750GL remote webaccess
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: How to access RB750GL remote webaccess

In addition to strong password, etc. change the port to something else than 80 or it will be getting probed constantly by scumbags trying to get in.

If they don't know where to look, they can't find you.
by VanceG
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Android ping inside LAN
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Android ping inside LAN

I am just suggesting that it could be the power saving switching off the Android wireless hardware that is causing the problem. I know that logically, since the router can reach it you would think this would not be the case, but it would be good to rule it out before spending a bunch of time researc...
by VanceG
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Android ping inside LAN
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Android ping inside LAN

I have noticed that power saving routines on Android are EXTREMELY aggressive, sometimes turning the wireless ckt. on/off multiple times in a 5 sec. time frame. This might affect things.

I haven't found a way to force it ALWAYS ON, but a Google search might turn up something.
by VanceG
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot - advanced usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Hotspot - advanced usage

Thanks for the freeradius info, I'll have a look at it. For now, I have gotten what I need by re-writing the Hotspot login.html page such that the $error message kicked back is in a cell within the table on that page. That forces a very long single line from errors.txt to wrap. See attached screensh...
by VanceG
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot - advanced usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Hotspot - advanced usage

Perhaps, but I was going for simple... One other thing that would really help would be the ability to have multi-line error messages in the Hotspot errors.txt file that can more completely explain what a user needs to do when they try to log in during the "forbidden" time zones. I have tried all man...
by VanceG
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot - advanced usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Hotspot - advanced usage

I have a prototype Hotspot set up for testing with two groups of users (separate username / password and profiles): Guest - gets 1/2 hour of usage Resident - gets 1 hour of usage (this is on an extremely bandwidth-limited satellite connection) I would like to limit the Guest users to two windows of ...
by VanceG
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and popups
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Hotspot and popups

So, Hotspot makes extensive use of popups. But due to settings on user's computers that we can't control, they don't always work, which leads to confusion during the logon process. I had some ideas to mod the code in the hotspot pages to fix this, but found out the hard way (after beating my head ag...
by VanceG
Mon May 07, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remote monitoring of Starband CPE
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Remote monitoring of Starband CPE

I have a small network using Starband / NOVA as backhaul. Using a RB750UP downstream of the CPE to manage things. The Starband CPE has the ability to display certain system parameters (signal level, status) via a web-based utility accessed via 192.168.1.1. I would like to be able to view that stuff ...
by VanceG
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox issues on a particular pc
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: winbox issues on a particular pc

I've had weird issues like this on other apps caused by outdated video card drivers.

Might look for something newer and try it.
by VanceG
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Blocking sites
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Blocking sites

Actually, upon further investigation, it isn't just the fact that the page may be in the browser cache, it's something else. Can anybody explain why if you have a DENY on content :itunes in a transparent proxy access rule, it doesn't work on www.itunes.com? Looks like that site does an immediate red...
by VanceG
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking bandwidth intensive items
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Blocking bandwidth intensive items

I take care of a remote off-grid site using Starband for Internet access. Our data plan is 2Gb every 7 days. This is enough if we don't do bandwidth intensive things like stream multimedia, etc. I want to implement controls in the 750 there to block some of this stuff. It's been pretty good just tel...
by VanceG
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Blocking sites
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Blocking sites

OK, been playing with this and have noticed that if the page I am trying to block (itunes) is already in the browser's cache, the request goes through.

Is this expected behavior?

I am on a satellite internet connection and need to limit guests users's activites that use large amounts of bandwidth.
by VanceG
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to stop streaming and embedded video
Replies: 9
Views: 50431

Re: How to stop streaming and embedded video

OK, so I thought about this some more, created a new Filter Rule using http-video like so: 1 ;;; drop video chain=input action=drop layer7-protocol=http-video and it now works. Is this the correct thing to do? Another question: is it possible to redirect to a different web page when somebody tries t...
by VanceG
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to stop streaming and embedded video
Replies: 9
Views: 50431

Re: How to stop streaming and embedded video

I will be the first to admit that I am kind of new to this stuff, and I can't get these rules to work. I've checked and re-checked the syntax and it all seems to be correct, but it isn't blocking YouTube video. Are there any "assumed" steps that aren't in the post? There don't seem to be any orderin...
by VanceG
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Blocking sites
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Blocking sites

I'm looking at the instructions given here: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/User_talk:Ashish and specifically this line: /ip firewall filter chain=input in-interface=<Your WAN Port> src-address=0.0.0.0/0 protocol=tcp dst-port=8080 action=drop I understand the concept, but I am wondering about the "<Yo...
by VanceG
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: WTF... On first day i have a hacker knocking on my door...
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: WTF... On first day i have a hacker knocking on my door.

Also change the ports for your services from usual / default. Th services will still work fine, just need to remember to append the port # at the end of your login.

You won't see the "knocking" so much if they can't find the door...
by VanceG
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: 3 RB750G device WAN access
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: 3 RB750G device WAN access

In IP>Services, you can change the port WinBox uses. Change it to something else (I used 8292) then enter the WAN IP of the router followed by the port # in the WinBox login like so: xx.xx.xx.xx:8292 (above is only an example) Give all your routers a different port # for the Winbox service. Don't fo...
by VanceG
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Quick check of attached devices
Replies: 2
Views: 13357

Re: Quick check of attached devices

Thanks for the ip-scan suggestion. Works fine, but I would like to see the host name as you can in the dhcp lease list. I am lazy and don't want to look up a named device's IP - the host names make much more sense to me and it's easy to see what's working or who might be connected. Will look into th...
by VanceG
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Quick check of attached devices
Replies: 2
Views: 13357

Quick check of attached devices

I'm eventually going to deploy a RB750 as a router for a small wireless network watching IP cameras at a remote site using Starband satellite for a back haul. As you all probably know, raw throughput on the uplink side of consumer grade satellite internet is only 21kBps, so the link is pretty slow. ...