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by freethought
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 - Overclocking results
Replies: 32
Views: 11662

Re: RB1100 - Overclocking results

I changed ours from RouterBOOT via the serial console:
  • Change the RAM to 533MHz
  • Reboot and run the built in RAM test utility
  • Change the processor to 1333MHz
  • Reboot and run the built in RAM test utility
by freethought
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 - Overclocking results
Replies: 32
Views: 11662

Re: RB1100 - Overclocking results

We have had a pair of RB1100 devices in one of our racks in a professionally run UK data centre (i.e. decent controlled ambient temperature, redundant CRACs etc.) running at 1333MHz with 533MHz RAM since May/June last year and they have been perfectly stable with a very respectable temperature: rout...
by freethought
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

*sigh*, why go for all out censorship rather than admitting your mistake? What's the betting that these posts mysteriously disappear without explanation soon?

Luckily, the part number that Terry (liteforce) recommended worked for us with our RB/1100 units.
by freethought
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

Is it just me, or does the RB1100 User Manual (http://www.routerboard.com/pricelist/do ... ile_id=260) with the offending details about the RB1100A no longer load?
by freethought
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

Eh, where has the part of disca's post about the RB110A hardware revision as well as my reply gone? Are Mikrotik busy censoring the forums without explanation again...
by freethought
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Global Shortage?
Replies: 21
Views: 4127

Re: Global Shortage?

Although it looks like they will be in short supply through March 2011.
:(

Thanks for the update Tom.
by freethought
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 shortage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: RB1100 shortage?

Take a look at this thead
by freethought
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Supermicro Atom D510 Compatibility, performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: Supermicro Atom D510 Compatibility, performance

as i wrote before - if you have hardware on your hands you can try either of versions, when you are content with how version works purchase license for the key and apply license. So you avoid all the guesswork and headache :) For most purposes L4 is enough. If you want a lot of tunnels you should l...
by freethought
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Supermicro Atom D510 Compatibility, performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: Supermicro Atom D510 Compatibility, performance

Since nobody has replied to my post and I have finally tested it on my own (decided to just risk few CZKs even it it won't work), I definitely confirm, that RouterOS 5.0rc1 works on this platform. Nice to have Supermicro board with IPMI just in case I accidentaly cut myself off the access to the ro...
by freethought
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Global Shortage?
Replies: 21
Views: 4127

Re: Global Shortage?

The RB1100 has been unavailable for some time now with no real word from MikroTik and ever shifting re-stock dates. There was another thread here the other day about the lack of RB1100 units throughout Europe and I wrote a post in it about how the way that MikroTik have handled the migration from th...
by freethought
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

Can anyone share any tests revealing any advantage of having 1.5Gb of ram versus the stock 512Mb? Any specifics? -tp If you have multiple full IPv4 and/or IPv6 tables from your upstream providers via eBGP as well as inter-router connectivity within your AS via iBGP then you really will need more th...
by freethought
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

Tom, Our memory passed multiple memory tests with RouterBOOT 2.26, however, it still caused the RB1100 to reboot approximately 10 seconds after starting a format of a 2GB MicroSD card. This may be something you want to add to your test suite before determining 100% compatibility with a certain type...
by freethought
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100 RAM Compatibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: RB1100 RAM Compatibility

upgraded into 4.10 but the firmware still 2.26 :(,do i need to netinstall to update it? From one of our routers: /system routerboard print routerboard: yes model: "433AH" serial-number: "xxxxxx" current-firmware: "2.23" upgrade-firmware: "2.26" /system routerboard upgrade Do you really want to upgr...
by freethought
Fri May 28, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

I've been working in the field of networing since the end of 1980, and what I've seen is that every server room is half empty. We have never had so many servers that we have today, but still all server rooms is half empty (i don't mind to have extra units). :) That's due to smaller servers, and vir...
by freethought
Fri May 28, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

Kind of missing the point, the whole reason we were discussing it was because lots of people want Mikrotik to build one so you get the single vendor support of an embedded system. There are plenty of work around, but the question was why aren't Mikrotik making the option available to their customer...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

A fiber module is also a single point of failure. If you talk about probability, a fiber module is the first thing to fail. It doesn't matter if it's in the router, or outside in a box. That's not going to change between an SFP in the switch or in the router though. If it's so important with a sing...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

A single unit is worse than as a system with many units, the failure of one unit will disable the entire system. If a single unit fail, then you also need to reconfigure everything. Of experience, I prefere to have several units than one single unit, even the efforts of more units to manage. If you...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

You can use a switch, but then you either have to LACP multiple ports or put up with having a single gigabit port as a bottleneck. Really? I think the bottleneck is the RB1100, not the switch. You can bond several ports, and I doubt RB1100 can handle this traffic. Well if I have 2x1Gbps fibre ports...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

It was just a suggestion to use a media converter since it's the only option right now. Can't you use a switch, why do you need SFP in your router? I've done thousands of installations, and I've never seen a server room without a switch with SFP ports. For some installations, I use cheap $500 D-Lin...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

Awesome, I received 3 Routerboard 1100's today! I wish they had SFP ports Ethernet to fiber converters doesn't cost much today. But they are bulky and external. It's easy to knock them if you are using the little standalone ones that take a 5v DC power supply brick or whatever so you end up acciden...
by freethought
Thu May 27, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

maxrate , great that you received new RouterBOARDs. SFP port would not allow the price, RB1100 has sold currently. So why not make a second version that includes the SFP ports a lot of forum members are asking for and sell it at a higher price, just as the tranditional router and switch companies l...
by freethought
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: MPLS IPv6
Replies: 18
Views: 6974

Re: Feature request: MPLS IPv6

I'm guessing that it's the lack of the advanced routing/policy routing feature for IPv6 that's preventing IPv6 MPLS at the moment as it will be needed for the VRFs
by freethought
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: MPLS IPv6
Replies: 18
Views: 6974

Re: Feature request: MPLS IPv6

MPLS over IP would be nice too rather than having to do MPLS over EoIP over IP! Why can't you just run dual stack on your core routers and use MPLS over IPv4? In any case, there is no support for many advanced routing features in IPv6 yet... like policy routing for example. So, pure-IPv6 network wi...
by freethought
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: MPLS IPv6
Replies: 18
Views: 6974

Feature request: MPLS IPv6

I see from the MUM slides that RouterOS v5 is going to get IPv6 over PPP and MPLS over PPP support. Any chance of IPv6 MPLS support? We're starting to accelerate our IPv6 deployment plans now that less than 10% of the IPv4 pool is left unallocated and the RIRs are starting to change their allocation...
by freethought
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5

Now to work out why I'm only seeing flows in one direction...
check 'Interfaces' in Traffic Flow settings. it should be 'all' =)
Cheers :) managed to get it working the other day through a bit of fiddling and knowledge or how to do it on Cisco gear ;)
by freethought
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

but I think that any custom modules/slots should take future bandwidth requirements into account from day one.
Very true, case in point would be the three different PIM slots used by Juniper
Yeah exactly, and Cisco are no better... ;)
by freethought
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

Hrmm, I think going to 10gigabit interfaces is a bit ambitious for the already very busy Mikrotik devs. I think you may be referring to the NZNOG presentation on 10gig routing on linux I linked to in one of my other posts. On a side note, the new Allied Telesis x600 and x900 switches run Linux and ...
by freethought
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

You've only got 2.5Gbps raw bandwidth available on a ExpressCard slot (although it's 5Gbps on ExpressCard 2.0). I'd prefer to see a full PCI-Express based module (something like with the PCI-E based Juniper PIMs) so that you can do 10Gbps ports with 82599 based NICs. There have been some really impr...
by freethought
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

Definitely feels like a downgrade to me. It's slightly slower than the RB1000 in terms of total CPU power for layer 7 stuff etc. and is missing IPSec acceleration. Should have been the RB900 with the RB1000U kept on as the higher end rackmount stuff, but with a re-designed case using the same coolin...
by freethought
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5

After doing a planned out of hours upgrade on the routers in question, traffic-flow now enables fine.
Now to work out why I'm only seeing flows in one direction...
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS features - anybody care to guess?
Replies: 56
Views: 25262

Re: SwOS features - anybody care to guess?

Yeah, never been impressed with web managed switches for that exact reason. Dell came pretty close with their web based interface for editing VLAN tags, but it was still tedious and at least you could always use the CLI if you wanted to!
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5

It seems to have Mikrotik support stumped too as they have taken to randomly restarting and upgrading the firmware on the router :( ?.. (O_o) Yeah, my thoughts exactly after I explicitly told them when I gave them access to the router that it is in a production environment (albeit the secondary nod...
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: SwOS features - anybody care to guess?
Replies: 56
Views: 25262

Re: SwOS features - anybody care to guess?

So, what was announced today then for those of us that weren't there? ;)
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5

I'm not using that feature right now, but maybe there's a rule blocking netflow traffic from Mikrotik to your collector... No such luck, there are no filters on either of the two devices. The traffic-flow service itself won't turn on, let alone export any flows. It seems to have Mikrotik support st...
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

the CPU of RB800 and RB1000 is the same performance wise. The test is different because it has one less ports. So RB1100 has the same power CPU as RB1000 essentially. Despite the RB800 being 800MHz and the RB1000 being 1.33GHz? (assuming the RB800 uses a lower clocked variation of the PPC8547 proce...
by freethought
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 64329

Re: RB1100

- Same CPU as RB800
So a considerable downgrade in grunt over the RB1000???
by freethought
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Traffic-Flow on ROS v4.5

Is anyone else having problems with Traffic-Flow in RouterOS v4.5? I'm trying to enable it on a pair of RB433AH routers with " /ip traffic-flow set enabled=yes " and after a long time of waiting, I get the following error message: action timed out - try again, if error continues contact MikroTik sup...
by freethought
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: RADIUS attributes
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

RADIUS attributes

Does anyone have a list of the RADIUS attribute mappings for the e-mail address, phone number etc. for users in the User Manager?
by freethought
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SATA support
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

OK, so it's all SATA devices where the drivers are kept in the main kernel trunk?
I just wondered if Mikrotik were limiting the number of chipsets supported as they have in the past in order to minimize the number of possible hardware combinations that they have to support.
by freethought
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SATA support
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

I'm just looking for a list of supported cards/chipsets (Along the lines of the Device Driver List in the 2.9 documentation) rather than trying to find out if a specific card works as this is mostly just out of interest at the moment.
by freethought
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SATA support
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

SATA support

Which SATA chipsets/cards are supported under RouterOS v3?
by freethought
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multi-core processors and multi-processor systems
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Do you have any info on how well RouterOS v3 scales under various common operations (i.e. routing, bridging, translating, firewall etc.) on multi-core systems? Unfortunately I don't have the spare hardware here to test this.
by freethought
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vote for new RouterOS features!
Replies: 48
Views: 12155

I've added DHCP failover as seen in ISC DHCPD (i.e. with the ability to synchronize leases so that all servers can serve the entire subnet) and support for Sangoma S518 ADSL PCI Cards including the ability to do ML-PPP to the wiki page.
by freethought
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sangoma S518 ADSL Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 5319

The demand for this is too low, besides it is usually as easy to use an external ADSL modem. Actually, I was about to post exactly the same request. We also need to do ML-PPP across several ADSL links from a few machines at the edge of a network. All of the core/access routers on this network are p...
by freethought
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE client concentrator
Replies: 10
Views: 6962

Try creating a VLAN called "vlan1" then using the PPoE example here but substitute "interface=vlan1" for "interface=wlan1" when creating the IP pool and PPP server. You will need a separate IP pool and PPP profile for each VLAN
by freethought
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0 beta 1 is out!
Replies: 42
Views: 9807

With SMP support has the 1GB RAM limit gone the way of the dodo? The reason I ask is simple, if I have two Opterons then for the most efficient use of the the maximum 1GB RAM I must have 512MB per CPU otherwise all traffic has to go across the HT bus which increases the latency and loads up all of t...
by freethought
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0 beta 1 is out!
Replies: 42
Views: 9807

Is there an updated hardware compatibility list so I can see which SATA controllers are supported?
Please say LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS (It's an open source Linux 2.6 driver!) is supported so we can use this on Sun AMD64 systems - I really want to deploy some x4200s with the new SMP support
by freethought
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

ok, but i didn't say we won't make it, i just said that i don't know yet.
Yeah, that's what I read it as and was commenting on it from a too much effort for too little gain perspective
by freethought
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

i don't know anything about a special build for 64Bit systems. most likely, we will not build a separate version for that cool, I don't know how much or a boost you would get from making router software 64-bit, it strikes me as the kind of thing which wouldn't benefit hugely from a simple re-compil...
by freethought
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

see topic title. if you have other requests, make new thread
I was just basing that question on Alexandr's recent post which you replied to
Hi,
any new informations about support multi CPU´s and 64bit architecture on MK?

Thanks
by freethought
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

it's already made into 2.10 ... now just wait for it to be released sometime at end of summer
both SMP and x86-64 or just SMP?
by freethought
Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.10 suggestion - Xen port
Replies: 8
Views: 3262

As I mentioned before a key reason for us is supporting the hardware RAID card in the Sun x4100 servers which we want to deploy at the core of our network. If Xen were supported then we can load RouterOS onto another OS running as dom0 which supports the LSI MegaRAID (Linux, *BSD or Solaris when it ...
by freethought
Wed May 10, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What happened with topic Mikrotik User Manager (beta)??
Replies: 30
Views: 11546

doesn't work in Safari Version 2.0.3 (417.9.2) Mac OS X 10.4.6 PPC :( You can login and the left hand frame (with the menu) loads but the right hand frame never loads. Clicking any of the buttons (except logout) has no effect. we've got a few macs now, we identified the problem, and probably will f...
by freethought
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

Re: MP systems and opportunities

For small routers and networks, having MP/DC (dual-core) support as well as memory allocation control support isn't necessary, but think of the following in largers networks and routers: 1) Assign most functions to proc/core 1 and allow up to 256MB 2) Assign BGP and the associated WAN ports with 1G...
by freethought
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What happened with topic Mikrotik User Manager (beta)??
Replies: 30
Views: 11546

now only if we had a mac here :( we will try to do something, sorry for the problem.
I will help as much as possible to test, feel free to ccontact me using the e-mail adddress in my profile or PM
by freethought
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SATA/SAS Hardware RAID
Replies: 0
Views: 1820

SATA/SAS Hardware RAID

I know it specifically says in the manual that SATA, SCSI and RAID are all not supported but it would be great to have support for at least one of the major vendors cards. Specifically I would like support for the LSI SAS 1064 hardware RAID controller (but that's just the hardware in the box I'm loo...
by freethought
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: why ROS NO 2 CPU
Replies: 30
Views: 9029

anyway, in 2.10 we will have this and it has been said before. plus 2.10 is not so far away as you might think
So 2.10 will feature SMP for multiple CPUs/cores? Will it still be limited to 1GB RAM?
by freethought
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.10 suggestion - Xen port
Replies: 8
Views: 3262

I would like to see this simply for 1) redundancy and 2) scalability. 1) Migrating instances of RouterOS between physical boxes when you have to take one down for maintance as well as having one crash without affecting the other 2) Support SMP and >1GB RAM without having to add it to RouterOS (BTW i...
by freethought
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Via C3/C7
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Via C3/C7

I am looking at deploying MT RouterOS for CPE (Using RouterBoard 100 series) as well as for an Access Router and Wireless Backhaul to our PoP. Each CPE will VPN into the AR which will then VPN to the PoP. This is a huge amount of VPNs for one box to handle and I am worried about CPU load. Initially ...
by freethought
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What happened with topic Mikrotik User Manager (beta)??
Replies: 30
Views: 11546

doesn't work in Safari Version 2.0.3 (417.9.2) Mac OS X 10.4.6 PPC :(

You can login and the left hand frame (with the menu) loads but the right hand frame never loads. Clicking any of the buttons (except logout) has no effect.