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by gotsprings
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN solution for small office issues
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: VPN solution for small office issues

If I were dealing with several sites...

I would have the sites call the Main router over L2TP +IPsec VPNs. So the devices that are behind carrier grade NAT are the "dialer".
by gotsprings
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN solution for small office issues
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: VPN solution for small office issues

If I were dealing with several sites...

I would have the sites call the Main router over L2TP +IPsec VPNs. So the devices that are behind carrier grade NAT are the "dialer".
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full access to LAN over VPN
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Full access to LAN over VPN

Kept needing to VPN to the office to reach remote sites. The ACL for client networks expect connections from the office. EoIP from my house to the office. Bridge at home contains VLAN 254 and the EoIP tunnel. Bridge at the office has the local-bridge and EoIP tunnel. Result... on the right SSID (tag...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Low speed through CAPSMAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Low speed through CAPSMAN [SOLVED]

Local forwarding here.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN AP network.
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: WLAN AP network.

More APs with smaller channel widths.

But if I am relying on the wifi, I go with a different vendor. Other manufactures might cost a bit more... But the lack of complaints is worth it!
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to change internet address to local, reverse NAT
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: How to change internet address to local, reverse NAT

I think it's a simple src-nat on router with IP address 172.16.100.1. If that router is Mikrotik, then simple /ip firewall nat add chain=srcnat action=src-nat dst-address=172.16.100.100 to-addresses=172.16.100.1 So whatever passing that router on the way towards router will get NATed. I usually add...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: VPN solution for small office issues
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: VPN solution for small office issues

I have a hAP AC2 at home, and it connects to the CCR at my office using EoIP + IPSec.

Been stable for a few weeks.

I have one SSID here tied to the bridge the EoIP tunnel connects too. So when I need an office resource... I jump to that SSID.
by gotsprings
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: disable a rule when a provider crashes?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: disable a rule when a provider crashes?

You could check if an interface is active. Then if than based on that.
by gotsprings
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 60
Views: 21314

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

Used the audience again for a few weeks. It seemed better...

But the new R550 which is WiFi6 really trounced it.

The audience is louder and let's 5ghz things connect farther away... But it slows down everything.
by gotsprings
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook Wifi
Replies: 45
Views: 18694

Re: Facebook Wifi

All the places that pressured me to put Facebook wifi on their Ruckus Systems... Have all taken it off. (About 15 bars and restaurants)

What a difference a few years makes.
by gotsprings
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain
Replies: 32
Views: 1436

Re: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain

Swapped my audience for a ruckus R550.

"Just till the rest of the hardware for the install shows up..."
by gotsprings
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain
Replies: 32
Views: 1436

Re: WAP AC - new version - without triple chain

People look over my shoulder when i am working in caps-man...

"Damn... imagine if that could control good radios."
by gotsprings
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VPN
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: VPN

Use mangle to push that interfaces traffic over the VPN
by gotsprings
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hap ac^2 - Group Key Exchange timeout / No Reconnect possible
Replies: 63
Views: 17459

Re: hap ac^2 - Group Key Exchange timeout / No Reconnect possible

Anything new around this topic? I have a case of Hap AC2 with newest firmware, that has this error: wlan1: disconnected, group key exchange timeout For now i tried to enable WMM and change group key timeout to 1 hour, but i doubt this will help, phones are just stuck on Acquiering IP adress. Someti...
by gotsprings
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 36
Views: 26333

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

Used a Ruckus R550 for the last 2 weeks...

That's a painful reminder...
by gotsprings
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience
Replies: 19
Views: 1215

Re: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience

Try and throw them off too early... And they jump back on the same antenna.
by gotsprings
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience
Replies: 19
Views: 1215

Re: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience

My reject rules is down near 87.
by gotsprings
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sonos with Capsman not working
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Sonos with Capsman not working

I also have a CAPsMAN system and sonos speakers that connect to different WiFI APs in my house. They work flawlessly. I didn't know Sonos could have synchronisation issues like you describe. Did you upgrade, try to re-start the setup, change speaker locations etc? From my experience, Sonos and CAPs...
by gotsprings
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Access list
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: CAPsMAN Access list

They do... Lists.
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience
Replies: 19
Views: 1215

Re: Mikrotik wifi roaming expirience

-70 overlap seems a bit too hot to let something Want to Roam.
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN Access list
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: CAPsMAN Access list

Have them join. Hit the copy to access list. Adjust the rules to allow them into your preferred network. Ban everything else.
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sonos with Capsman not working
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Sonos with Capsman not working

Sonos makes its own mesh network. Wire a boost to your systems, and Sonos stops being an issue.
by gotsprings
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 36
Views: 26333

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

I am thinking to change my WiFi interference and better coverage. But of course I need WiFi 6 devices as well to take advantage of that. WiFi 4 works with interference. But Mikrotik's radios don't deal with interference as well as other vendors. This pains me daily on installs... I would be deployi...
by gotsprings
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: CAPsMAN - Local-Forwarding - how to choose bridge

Here is my recommendation /caps-man configuration add country="united states3" datapath.client-to-client-forwarding=yes \ datapath.local-forwarding=yes keepalive-frames=enabled mode=ap name=\ VLAN1 security.authentication-types=wpa2-psk security.encryption=\ aes-ccm security.group-encryption=aes-ccm...
by gotsprings
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience throughput wifi problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Audience throughput wifi problem

Been running Audience as a CAP with an hAP AC2 being the caps-man for about a month now. Config Results in this: 2.4 2x2 20mhz Ch1 5.0 2x2 80mhz Ch36 5.8 4x4 80mhz Ch149 Pretty much covers the whole house and has better throughput that the hAP AC2 and cAP AC that sat in the same spot. Its not the Ru...
by gotsprings
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiarpin NAT
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Hiarpin NAT

If your public IP is dynamic... Use IPCLOUD in your address list. That will dynamically adjust the dst-address. That would allow one rule to work inside and out. You would still need the loopback rule SEPARATE, that reads: src-address = 192.168.100.0/24 dst-address = 192.168.100.0/24 output interfac...
by gotsprings
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]

Znevna,

This one's for you...

From support:
"Hello,

We had some issues with the cloud servers in the past weeks, but if the same issue happens again, please let us know.

Best regards,
#####"
by gotsprings
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Sonos with Capsman not working
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Sonos with Capsman not working

I have owned Sonos gear since it first came out. Configured hundreds over the years for work. Always wire one unit to the network and let the rest connect to the Sonos Mesh Wifi. Once you do that... Make sure that caps-man allows client to client and local forwarding. Don't put the Sonos on the hous...
by gotsprings
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

Noticed yesterday that routers that would be using IP cloud1 started popping back up.

Edit/update

Received email this morning 10/05/20
"Hello,

We had some issues with the cloud servers in the past weeks, but if the same issue happens again, please let us know.

Best regards,
######"
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Extending multiple SSID with CAP
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Extending multiple SSID with CAP

cAP AC has the same MSRP... But I often find them for less than the hAP AC2. Something about sellers thinking of it as a WAP rather than the same unit with less switching ports. Good tip thanks. AC2 currently £68 on amazon which seems to be way better value then the £110 for hAP AC unless I am miss...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]

Since you didn't understand the suggestion by @sindy with the static DNS entry to some other public IP to which you have access instead of the MikroTik ones, you can replace almost all of the above "yes, I did" with "No, I did not" and any further "debugging" seems pointless. Cheers and good luck. ...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

Do the devices all share the same ISP? All of my tests have been on Comcast, from various locations on their network. Nope. Geographically diverse too. All over the US. Some are on Comcast. Some on Verizon. Some on Spectrum. Some on ATT Cellular. etc etc etc. The issue where OLD routerOS and IPCLOU...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]

yay, another useless topic for the same issue. @sindy suggested something in the OTHER thread, did you do it? On your devices that don't work, point cloud.mikrotik.com and cloud2.mikrotik.com to another public IP where you can monitor incoming packets and see if you receive any UDP packet on port 1...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Debugging a Site with IP Cloud (site LONG) [SOLVED]

Solved: From support: "Hello, We had some issues with the cloud servers in the past weeks, but if the same issue happens again, please let us know. Best regards, ######" I appreciate the help some are trying to provide with the other thread... I think it might be easier to follow if I have a separat...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

routers and CHRs are eligible for IP Cloud (sorry no x86 installs). If you try to get that - you can check the status of the ordeal. Fastest way is to use /ip cloud force-update instead disable/enable - as the first will attempt to re-auth with the server, the second will attempt to send a packet t...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

Znevna, I have set up a rule to look for the 15252 in and out. They are set to log. On one router I will see it sending packets every minute with no response. I have set up a static entry in dns to force cloud2 to the IP address that was listed here. Support also gave me the same IP address. I have ...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

Updated a hEX that would not update with Ipcloud... Used 6.47.4

Ipcloud started working.

The wAP AC behind it... Nope.
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

I have a CCR1009 which is almost 5 years old and it has been updating fine - I keep it current, so at one point was on 6.33 or earlier.
My CCR is also about that old... but it has been kept current.
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

I used the packet sniffer and when you enable ip cloud on a new device it sends one udp packet to one of the addresses resolved by cloud2.mikrotik.com on port 15252. In my case it is sending data to 159.148.172.251 and 159.148.172.201. I tried on two different cap ac devices. Once the request is ma...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

What can you see if you just traceroute the resolved cloud IPs? This should tell you whether it is a routing issue somewhere between you and the servers or an overload of those servers. I am running ddns update on two units since yesterday and never hit a pause (but I just had a look a few times du...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

Here is the output of a 6.40.8 unit that is not updating either. [admin@mikrotik] > /ip cloud print ddns-enabled: yes update-time: no public-address: 75.17x.xxx.xxx dns-name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.sn.mynetname.net status: Error: request timed out And since this router has 3 wAP ACs behind it... here is wh...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

I have a new cap ac that was shipped with 6.44 and updated it to 6.47.4 before resetting the config into caps mode. I just ran the following and it worked fine. /ip cloud set ddns-enabled=yes I have seen this across a few units now... ddns is enabled. [admin@MikroTik] /ip cloud> /ip cloud print ddn...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Is there a problem with IP Cloud? [SOLVED]

Solved: From support: "Hello, We had some issues with the cloud servers in the past weeks, but if the same issue happens again, please let us know. Best regards, #####" I have been seeing more and more cases of things not getting responses from IP cloud. Erroring out. Or just looking like the servic...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

Took a wAP AC from 640.1 to 6.47.4.
IP cloud had never been enabled.
After reboot and update of firmware... IPCloud doesn't work.

Come ON Mikrotik... SOMETHING IS UP.
by gotsprings
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old IPCloud Down?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Old IPCloud Down?

Updated a unit from older RouterOS to current. DID NOT DISABLE IP CLOUD IN BETWEEN. IP cloud doesn't work. Confirmed I can ping cloud2 See the router sending packets on the right port. Factory default unit and text imported to resume network. IPCloud doesn't even show updating anymore in winbox... H...
by gotsprings
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

Updated a router from using Cloud to Cloud2.

Now IP cloud doesn't even show updating.
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

I have had the hAP AC, hAP AC2, cAP AC, wAP AC, RB 4011, and the Audience in the same spot. I load up the network with a minimum of 25 clients on that one wAP and start a video stream on my Roku before testing. Then I take the average. Have you also done the tests with RouterOS v7.1beta2 and compar...
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Extending multiple SSID with CAP
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Extending multiple SSID with CAP

cAP AC has the same MSRP... But I often find them for less than the hAP AC2. Something about sellers thinking of it as a WAP rather than the same unit with less switching ports.
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

Got an email from support
..... "The server has not received any info prom this device."

So yeah it looks like Mikrotik broke something on IPCloud 1 relating to 6.40.
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Extending multiple SSID with CAP
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Extending multiple SSID with CAP

"if caps-man could only control a good radio..."

I type it here all the time. When it comes to wireless... I am going to go with another vendor.
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 649
Views: 592628

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Some news , I have my IPv4: 207.32.194.24 IPv6: 2605:4e40:0:1fe:: back on-line again. EDIT: btest user is --> btest and btest password is --> btest ( btest & btest ) I set the queue to allow btest-ing up to 4-Gig. Question - Who has a 10-Gig Internet connected Mikrotik I can perform a btest to/from...
by gotsprings
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Total data used
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Total data used

Little to the right.
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

they can deprecate anytime support for version older than 6.43, why would anyone care about those with so many security issues in them anyway? Because when you try to take a look at an old system that was installed in 2014 and last touched in 2018... knowing that IP cloud(1) has been deprecated wou...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP Cloud
Replies: 64
Views: 27318

Re: IP Cloud

Since my other post is getting read but not answered... Is the older IP Cloud service still working? cloud.mikrotik.com I have a few older routers out there that I think still use the old service. Was it shut down or is something else going on? ############ UPDATE: Got an email from support (several...
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Total data used
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Total data used

Go to interfaces.
Find your WAN interface.
Go to status. You will see up/down since last reboot.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac2 over heated vent holes mod
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: hAP ac2 over heated vent holes mod

Why not slide the board out of the case?
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems connecting WPS
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Problems connecting WPS

With a printer a few years back...
I couldn't get it to connect to WPS.

Made an unencrypted network and connected the printer is o that. Then I used the web GUI of the printer to enter the SSID and password for the actual network. Hit apply and the printer has been on wireless for several years now.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

So do both my hAP ac & RB4011, with a 866Mbps PHY rate (OnePlus 5T as client). I have had the hAP AC, hAP AC2, cAP AC, wAP AC, RB 4011, and the Audience in the same spot. I load up the network with a minimum of 25 clients on that one wAP and start a video stream on my Roku before testing. Then I ta...
by gotsprings
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

My R610 would get up near 400/400 So do both my hAP ac & RB4011, with a 866Mbps PHY rate (OnePlus 5T as client). I have had the hAP AC, hAP AC2, cAP AC, wAP AC, RB 4011, and the Audience in the same spot. I load up the network with a minimum of 25 clients on that one wAP and start a video stream on...
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Capsman disconnecting all CAPs
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Capsman disconnecting all CAPs

log into one of the caps and watch its logs.

If they can't reach the controller... that would explain it.
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old IPCloud Down?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Old IPCloud Down?

Is the older IP Cloud service still working?
cloud.mikrotik.com

I have a few older routers out there that I think still use the old service.

Was it shut down or is it just cranky yesterday and today?
by gotsprings
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

My R610 would get up near 400/400 So do both my hAP ac & RB4011, with a 866Mbps PHY rate (OnePlus 5T as client). I have had the hAP AC, hAP AC2, cAP AC, wAP AC, RB 4011, and the Audience in the same spot. I load up the network with a minimum of 25 clients on that one wAP and start a video stream on...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

Sorinp, His post looks like he stated he has a hAP AC2 and a cAP AC. Yeap, you're right. Sorry for missing that. I have a hAP AC2 down in the basement running caps-man. The radio is not turned on. Then there is an Audience sitting in my living room set to use all 3 radios as APs. Which results in: ...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

Sorinp, His post looks like he stated he has a hAP AC2 and a cAP AC. Yeap, you're right. Sorry for missing that. I have a hAP AC2 down in the basement running caps-man. The radio is not turned on. Then there is an Audience sitting in my living room set to use all 3 radios as APs. Which results in: ...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for rugged AP
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Looking for rugged AP

Get a bunch of wAP AC and spread them around.
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

Sorinp,


His post looks like he stated he has a hAP AC2 and a cAP AC.
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Issues with CaspMan switching from AP to AP
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Issues with CaspMan switching from AP to AP

20 MHz 2.4 signals go 2 channels over.
So 1 interferes on 2 and 3.
5 would interfere on 4 and 3. 6 and 7.

1 6 11. Repeat with geographic boundaries.

Setting the power levels is the next step. (After physical placement again)

Then the reject rules.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Way to let L2TP server accessible only from Local IPs
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Best Way to let L2TP server accessible only from Local IPs

Drop rule.

Then somewhere above the drop rule... An accept rule from an address list that you approve of.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE IPSEC over AT&T with Static IP can't tunnel traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: LTE IPSEC over AT&T with Static IP can't tunnel traffic

It's not L2TP that I'm an trying to get to work. It's an ipsec site to site vpn between firewalls. I can get L2TP to work ok.
I get that.

I am telling you about something that actually works.

Hoping you could maybe look at that and figure out what "might be helpful" for your issue.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE IPSEC over AT&T with Static IP can't tunnel traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: LTE IPSEC over AT&T with Static IP can't tunnel traffic

I have a "portable camera system" that uses a similar link. The camera system is a box with several cameras attached. There is a Netgear wireless modem in the box. This connects to a hAP AC2. The output of that goes to a switch to drive the cameras. The Netgear is on ATT cellular and has carrier gra...
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Issues with CaspMan switching from AP to AP
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Issues with CaspMan switching from AP to AP

Use channels 1 6 11.
Turn down the transit power on APs. (Or place them better)
Use that access control list... But set the reject LOWER.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac3 recommended buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 3145

Re: hAP ac3 recommended buy?

"I like to listen to my stereo from 2 rooms away..."
Said by no one EVER!

Put wireless access points where devices are used.
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP ac - WIFI 6
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: cAP ac - WIFI 6

I have had to use a cAP AC as a router. The hAP AC2 was out of stock for months and I needed to get a system online.

As most resi systems only have 1 wan feed... Its not outside the realm of reasonable to make it a router.
by gotsprings
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 60
Views: 21314

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

Had to loan out my Ruckus R610. Reconfigured an Audience to be the WAP (cap) for my house. Its 3 radios 2.4 2x2 5.0 2x2 5.8 4x4 All the radios are serving clients... and between me working and the kid in Zoom class... not dropping yet. I am on the 4x4 (5.8) radio and he happens to be in the 2x2 (5.0...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 36
Views: 26333

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

I think beamforming (the explicit/standard 802.11ac one) is more important than MU-MIMO because it focuses the signal to clients and thus they can negotiate better data rates with the AP. Although MU-MIMO can help on a four chain radio (like the RB4011 or the Audience) with several devices using th...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 36
Views: 26333

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

MU-MIMO never worked/supported...
And busy environments cause the 2.4 radios to "give up".
by gotsprings
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC - phone does not detect smart device (vacuum cleaner)
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: hAP AC - phone does not detect smart device (vacuum cleaner)

Default settings in caps-man have local forwarding turned off and client to client forwarding turned off.
by gotsprings
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very bad WiFi throughput ! Slow performance and connection issues.
Replies: 20
Views: 2113

Re: Very bad WiFi throughput ! Slow performance and connection issues.


nobody has 40 locations liar
Umm what?

I have been deploying Mikrotiks for around 10 years now. I assure you... I have done more than 40 sites in a month during peaks.
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LAN clients connnection drops occasionaly
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: LAN clients connnection drops occasionaly

Check the log?
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Range
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: WiFi Range

Put APs where you need signal... Not 2 walls away.
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPs-MAN issues
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: CAPs-MAN issues

Set channel width to 20 is a pretty good rule for 2.4 too.
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Easiest way to point specific devices to other DNS? [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 2007

Re: Easiest way to point specific devices to other DNS? [SOLVED]

The easiest way is to use capsman forwarding mode, by defining the bridge in capsman datapath configuration and not enabling local forwarding traffic for the new ssid will be sent to the bridge without vlans.
If you don't mind slowing your throughput to a crawl... Go right ahead and do this.
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Very bad WiFi throughput ! Slow performance and connection issues.
Replies: 20
Views: 2113

Re: Very bad WiFi throughput ! Slow performance and connection issues.

Besides, you can ignore the rants...MikroTik does supply rocksolid WiFi solutions. They just require proper setup . I am sorry... That's just not true. Mikrotik wireless has been behind the times for a while now. They never got MU-MIMO working. And the 2.4 radios will flat out stop accepting client...
by gotsprings
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

The point of the forum is to share information peer to peer. So none of this crap from manufactures like... "Well we have never heard of that before." Further more... I would go weeks between emails with support about their crap wireless. Only bitching about it on the forum got them to public ask.. ...
by gotsprings
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

No betas for me... Or my end users.
by gotsprings
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

OLD issue/topic. No fix.

Move it to trash (where the crs354-48G/P should be also).
Hahaha
by gotsprings
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Create Mesh in CapsMan
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Create Mesh in CapsMan

Audience?
by gotsprings
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik ROS and support for AC wave2 MU-MIMO?
Replies: 28
Views: 7039

Re: Mikrotik ROS and support for AC wave2 MU-MIMO?

i believe in Mikrotik I believe I need a different vendor for wireless. Routers have been good to me. Switches have burned me. Wireless has dragged consistently. I invested a lot of time in caps-man only to have to abandon it for radio performance. Stick with other vendors for switching and wireles...
by gotsprings
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Capsman on hEX S with hAP ac^2  [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Capsman on hEX S with hAP ac^2 [SOLVED]

It doesn't make sense to use CAPsMAN on the (single) device it is managing. So, no...just config the hAP ac2 as preferred.
I use CAPsMAN if there are three or more accesspoints involved.
Audience
by gotsprings
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

Homes are not exempt. Business at least usually have hours of operation. Homes owners can, will and do call anytime!
by gotsprings
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port forward on LTE
Replies: 21
Views: 4181

Re: Port forward on LTE

Mangle to mark the connections.

Routing rule to catch the output.
by gotsprings
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local domain with Mikrotik
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Local domain with Mikrotik

Need a loop back rule too.
by gotsprings
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Monthly Reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Monthly Reboot

how to reboot the router monthly
Why?
Exactly!
by gotsprings
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HAP AC2 Backup Restore doesn't work
Replies: 13
Views: 2840

Re: HAP AC2 Backup Restore doesn't work

I find it easiest to do with RSC files.

But you can copy a backup onto a new unit... You have to reset the MACs afterwords.
by gotsprings
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port forward on LTE
Replies: 21
Views: 4181

Re: Port forward on LTE

Do you have a public IP at the LTE modem.

In the US... You don't unless you paid extra for a static IP.
by gotsprings
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: [Solved] CAPsMAN - WAP AC - 5GHz - No Supported Band - United States 3 [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 21782

Re: CAPsMAN - WAP AC - 5GHz - No Supported Band - United States 3 [SOLVED]

Woohoo! Figured it out with your recommendation to set the country code in the CAPsMAN Configuration, and a bit of playing around. Thank you for your quick response, it is greatly appreciated! For anyone else that may come across this, I had to do a few things to get the WAP AC broadcasting on both...
by gotsprings
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

Sorry guys, could you please move your "i hate wireless from mtik" to another, different thread? we need to get this port 1 till 8 issue resolved quickly, but to mix all up here doesnt help much. thank you. Mikrotik specifically asked for it... But I did include the problem with my switch and how I...
by gotsprings
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

>> So what I meant was... I have found that their is a pretty common problem that I run into using Mikrotik Wireless that I can solve by swapping vendors. >> AND THAT I DO NOT SPEC MIKROTIK RADIOS FOR ANYTHING CRITICAL ANYMORE. I know we're getting off topic here but which vendor did you switch to?...
by gotsprings
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

Also... they finally admitted there is "just nothing they can do about" busy airtime. So I stopped using their wireless radios. What do you mean by that? To improve stability in a high noise environment you can enable RTS/CTS. You can always fine-tune the wireless interface by adjusting hw-retries,...
by gotsprings
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?
Replies: 60
Views: 21314

Re: 802.11ac Wave2 Support?

I think the most important thing is stability. As for others, they are still acceptable. The latest version is not stable. In my impression, the previous version is very stable. Fully agree. Stability is a must. The rest is nice to have. For my experience the 6.45.6 is the most stable version. (The...
by gotsprings
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MU-MIMO?
Replies: 26
Views: 11812

Re: MU-MIMO?

Might have been nice if they ever got it working.
by gotsprings
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Devices not getting full 802.11ac speed on cAP ac
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Devices not getting full 802.11ac speed on cAP ac

I get right in the Low 300s point blank with AC2 radios from Mikrotik. well as long as the environment is not crowded.
by gotsprings
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Outdoor MikroTik AP option(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2539

Re: Outdoor MikroTik AP option(s)

Hi GotSprings, You populate the Wap-R ac with what ever LTE PCIe modem you want. My case an Quectel EP06. The modem works pretty good and is available in various versions and think one that fits well the US. I really love this thing. I use it as a Wifi AP for the garden (switch Wifi on/off via SMS)...
by gotsprings
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience throughput wifi problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Audience throughput wifi problem

Dug back into the unit Yesterday. Defaulted the unit with NO CONFIGURATION. Manually put in a DHCP client and built a bridge for the interfaces. Put in my Caps-Man Template. This made it possible to make use of the 4x4 AC radio for clients. The 2x2 5Ghz Radio is currently Turned off... lets see how ...
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Outdoor MikroTik AP option(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2539

Re: Outdoor MikroTik AP option(s)

The new wAP-R-AC is the great 4 core ARM with 2.4GHz, 5GHz and a mini-PCie slot and LTE antennas in the classic wAP case. https://mikrotik.com/product/wap_r_ac If only Mikrotik Cellular could work worth a crap in the US... I WOULD BE ALL OVER THIS THING!!! Set it up as my failover for commercial in...
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience throughput wifi problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Audience throughput wifi problem

I have Gigabit service. The Audience Never came close to 500M. Used it as a WAP running caps-man with it's wireless as the cap. (What it is designed to do). And much like every other Mikrotik WAP I have ever used (ONCE THEY SHAKE THE INITIAL BUGS OUT)... it slammed into a brick wall right around 300...
by gotsprings
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Failover
Replies: 20
Views: 7447

Re: DNS Failover

Ok... well here is an idea. So in practice... assuming your PiHole sits at 192.168.1.3 Set your DHCP server to tell clients to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Make a firewall address list named Google /ip firewall address-list add address=8.8.8.8 comment="GoogleDNS" list=Google add address=8.8.4.4 comment=...
by gotsprings
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman

So in caps-man we are supposed to lower transmit power.
I am (and it is working perfectly)
Aside from all the mikrotik WiFi glitches... lowering power level like this has worked for me too.
by gotsprings
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman

So in caps-man we are supposed to lower transmit power.
by gotsprings
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman

However according to Mikrotik you are not supposed to adjust tx power, only antenna gain.

viewtopic.php?t=121782#p599546
viewtopic.php?t=129865
Is that the same for caps-man?
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can CAPs keep working when CAPsMAN goes down? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Can CAPs keep working when CAPsMAN goes down? [SOLVED]

Put a back up controller on site? In wireless, there is a configuration option to have more than one caps-man. I tried running my inlaws wireless from my office... and any hickup caused the APs to "return to adoption mode." All my caps-man jobs have been with the ROUTER ONSITE running Caps-Man. The ...
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman

I mean... I did answer 2 hours and 36 minutes after you posted...
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Integrating hAP ac^2 into existing LAN [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Integrating hAP ac^2 into existing LAN [SOLVED]

You could run caps-man on your switch?

Then you could set up your wireless profile in caps-man config. Once that's set... All you need to do on the APs is set the to caps-mode. You can do this in cli with one line. Or you can do it by press and hold on the WAP at Power Up.
by gotsprings
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CapsMan with DualBand
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: CapsMan with DualBand

If caps-man is running on your router...

Telnet to the capAC.
/system reset-configuration skip-backup=yes caps-mode=yes
by gotsprings
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Accessing to ISP's modem with Scripting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Accessing to ISP's modem with Scripting?

Posted before.... Here are a few ways to get the public IP address Pick IP From Route (add WAN to your WAN connection name. ie. ether1-WAN) :global Stat [/ip route get [find gateway~"WAN"] pref-src] Pick IP from Address (add WAN to your WAN connection name. ie. ether1-WAN) :global OnEtherSub [/ip ad...
by gotsprings
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bypass local routing table
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: bypass local routing table

/IP firewall mangle
by gotsprings
Fri May 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Failover
Replies: 20
Views: 7447

Re: DNS Failover

Set the Mikrotik to use a DNS other than piehole... Like 8.8.8.8, 1.1.1.1. Then in your DHCP server... Set the DNS value under network to be piehole, Mikrotik. If piehole doesn't work... The client will ask the Mikrotik. I tried this and it doesn't work Can you tell where it fails? Is it that the p...
by gotsprings
Thu May 28, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 216
Views: 34002

Re: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8

this switch is cheap for the capabilities it has, but for broken hardware its too much... If it doesn't work... it doesn't mater what it costs. Also... they finally admitted there is "just nothing they can do about" busy airtime. So I stopped using their wireless radios. Routing... Love THEM. ANYTH...
by gotsprings
Thu May 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Failover
Replies: 20
Views: 7447

Re: DNS Failover

Set the Mikrotik to use a DNS other than piehole... Like 8.8.8.8, 1.1.1.1. Then in your DHCP server... Set the DNS value under network to be piehole, Mikrotik. If piehole doesn't work... The client will ask the Mikrotik. I tried this and it doesn't work Can you tell where it fails? Is it that the p...
by gotsprings
Wed May 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with AirPrint network printer over VPN on the same subnet
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Help with AirPrint network printer over VPN on the same subnet

Broadcasts don't work over VPN. So unless you use EoIP from Tik to Tik... You are not going to see the printer via airprint. Now if you can set the IP address of that printer on your device... That would work.
by gotsprings
Wed May 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle
Replies: 117
Views: 32305

Re: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle

I meant: would a CRS326 running RouterOS be a more stable solution?
Changing vendors would be "more stable".

Mikrotik can route... But man... Switching and wireless is absolutely not in the same league.
by gotsprings
Mon May 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP AC limited to channel 36 only in standalone mode? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: cAP AC limited to channel 36 only in standalone mode? [SOLVED]

We'll check that out... Once you change indoor to any, you get the upper frequencies.
by gotsprings
Mon May 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cAP AC limited to channel 36 only in standalone mode? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

cAP AC limited to channel 36 only in standalone mode? [SOLVED]

I have worked on caps-man for some time now. Today I needed to take my home wireless AP out as it's needed for a commercial install. Still had a cAP AC in my trunk. So it seemed a good time to put it back online. Unit was defaulted and rather than. Setup cap... I set it up as an Access Point. Went i...
by gotsprings
Mon May 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Fastest WiFi possible with MikroTik
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Fastest WiFi possible with MikroTik

Thanks for the replies. Decided to sell the Mikrotik gear on eBay and use something else - routers and switches are great from MikroTik but wireless is terrible IMO. "Terrible" is a bit much. When it comes to routing... I am confident I can beat a Tik into what I need. When it comes to wireless... ...
by gotsprings
Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mesh Network for two neighboring houses
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Mesh Network for two neighboring houses

Use a wireless wire for a PtP link. I got nearly 950Megs over a wireless connection with that product. Would definitely try it to link the buildings.
by gotsprings
Thu May 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

And this is "swatting a fly with a SHOTGUN"... but here is a little tip to help out if you have 2.4 radios doing this to you... First... Once you set up caps-man... NAME ALL YOUR RADIOS SOMETHING WITH 2.4 IN IT. (i.e. : caps-man interface name=Router_2.4) /system scheduler add interval=1d name=2.4dr...
by gotsprings
Thu May 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

BPWL. That system on main street was only listed as it was obvious. But as also stated in that post... Lots of standard US HOME deployments. Places where I wouldn't call interference "that high". Problems are less frequent... But still occurs. Now here... 2 cAP ACs will run about $140. The step to $...
by gotsprings
Thu May 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

So your main point is a 240$ AP from Rukus is better than a 50$ AP from MK? My point is maybe you were trying to use the MK in a setup they were never meant to support ( heavy noise, lots of clients) ? Because I have 3 CAP ACs at home with capsman and around 30 Wifi Clients and I have yet to see an...
by gotsprings
Wed May 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

Gotsprings, in very particular cases we will see issues with all vendors. People are buying Tiks and thinking they will get cheap Ciscos or Arubas. They will not, especially discussing Wifi. As people say here, MK is great for routing, mediocre for WIFI. But I prefer to have everything from the sam...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

That seems to be the product its built to compete with. Anyone done the comparisons yet? In the Mesh world and for busy home networks, based on my field experiences nobody beats Netgear RBKxx systems -- NOBODY period FULL Stop Ruckus --- The only manufacturer that has successfully exploited Spatial...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

I gave the audience a few months... Same old quirks here and there. Shutting of a radio was new to me. I have seen Tik radios stop accepting clients until rebooted... but actually disabled and stopped transmitting the SSID... that was new. R610 was on sale for $270. Couldn't pass that up. Configured...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPS Local Forwarding
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: CAPS Local Forwarding

Are you saying that your Router is Running Caps-Man? Thats fine if it is... (Most common deployment I would think.) the firewall will function at your router like normal. If you have LOCAL FORWARDING unchecked... all traffic is tunneled back to the Caps-Man Controller. This cause a considerable slow...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow vpn connection two venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: slow vpn connection two venues

Because you can't fast track and actually have to route and use encryption, for what you asked But the configuration shows neither - fasttracking cannot speed up anything as the firewall is not there at all, and encryption is not used either. Do I read it right that the main WAN is PPPoE? I can't g...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

Tech Lord... Point 2 about stability... With Tik Radios... In noisy environments radios will just stop accepting clients and will continue doing this until rebooted. Then devices can connect for some amount of time again. Until its time to reboot again. My work around was to keep a printer on the sa...
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow vpn connection two venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: slow vpn connection two venues

Because you can't fast track and actually have to route and use encryption, for what you asked
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bypass speed isp via VPN Mikrotik?
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Bypass speed isp via VPN Mikrotik?

Can you use a VPN to go faster than your current internet speed?
Is that what you asked?

If so, in short... No.
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

Once again... The cost savings are not equal to the drop in performance.

Also as stated in another post... I picked up a Ruckus R610 for $270 US. It absolutely beats the Audience that sat in the same spot for several months. Throughput. Number of clients. Connectivity. It's just not close.
by gotsprings
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: slow vpn connection two venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: slow vpn connection two venues

2011 is way to slow to hit 600 for just straight NAT. Pick up an hAP AC2. Much better processor and IPSec acceleration built in.
by gotsprings
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: slow vpn connection two venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: slow vpn connection two venues

Which model?
by gotsprings
Mon May 18, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Priority
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Port Priority

Limit bandwidth of the others
by gotsprings
Sun May 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?
Replies: 27
Views: 6910

Re: MikroTik Audience slow speed WiFi, why?

A ruckus R710 is a pretty dated unit. An R510 or R610 is newer and I would take a R610 over the R710 anyday.

Now lets also skip the B--L$h!+. Ruckus has been on Promo for nearly 2 years. The $650 R510 is readily available on Amazon for ~$250. AND STOMPS ALL OVER THE AUDIENCE.
by gotsprings
Sun May 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac
Replies: 38
Views: 5957

Re: Mikrotik AC Access Point cap ac

I was incredibly excited when caps-man first came out. I spent months tweaking and coming up with some really neat stuff. Mimicking features found in wireless systems costing 10-20 times more. But... I was wasting a TREMENDOUS amount of time on some pretty bad radios. You can tweak Mikrotik wireless...
by gotsprings
Sun May 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: CAPSsMAN performace issue (compared to an autonomous config on the same hardware)

Local forwarding will improve performance. However the radios themselves are "performance limited" compared to other manufactures.
by gotsprings
Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: how to adjust tx power for caps in capsman

/caps-man interface channel tx-power
by gotsprings
Sun May 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to control uptime [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 5333

Re: Script to control uptime [SOLVED]

by gotsprings
Sun May 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 36
Views: 26333

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

Mikrotik wireless has been sub par all the way back in AC v1 the AC V2 devices have been plagued with constant issues relating to connection and throughput. Caps-man is incredible on paper. But in the wild... It's cost me a lot of money. Giving up and going back to another vendor was coslty... But w...
by gotsprings
Wed May 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle
Replies: 117
Views: 32305

Re: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle

I followed another thread about this for a while but ultimately gave up. The Ubnt Edgeswitch I swapped in has experienced zero lockups and has not been rebooted in several months.
by gotsprings
Wed May 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home
Replies: 10
Views: 3140

Re: hAP AC2, cAP AC, CAPsMAN and Google Smart Home

Do you see the dreaded 4-way Hand Shake time out in the logs?
by gotsprings
Wed May 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Basic WiFi roaming in SoHo
Replies: 19
Views: 2331

Re: Basic WiFi roaming in SoHo

Multiple APs should be on separate channels.
by gotsprings
Wed May 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help in Configuration of CAPsMAN
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Help in Configuration of CAPsMAN

Local forwarding will take a large load off your network.

5Ghz doesn't through objects very well.
by gotsprings
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: IP Multicast Routing/mDNS/Zeroconf/Bonjour
Replies: 34
Views: 18641

Re: Feature Request: IP Multicast Routing/mDNS/Zeroconf/Bonjour

Bumping this up the request list too.
by gotsprings
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: DPSK Dynamic WPA2 PSK support [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 7234

Re: DPSK Dynamic WPA2 PSK support [SOLVED]

The more I use Mikrotik wireless... The more I love Ruckus.

If you need a solution... RUCKUS.
If you don't mind a hobby... Mikrotik.

This is completely the opposite of Mikrotik routing.
by gotsprings
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

Audience shut off its 2.4 radio.

No idea when or why it did that. Generated a support file while the problem was happening. Got an email several days later asking me to make another support file if it happens again.

Yeah... Back to Ruckus thanks.
by gotsprings
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ip Nat
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Re: Ip Nat

From my limited knowledge its a really cool and easy way to add two separate locations and make one of them 'part of the others LAN'.
EOIP... Its like stretching a long cable between 2 tiks. EVERYTHING goes across it.
by gotsprings
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WiFi Calling Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

Re: WiFi Calling Problems

I'm having issues on a hAP ac with WiFi calling. Call will connect for about 15 seconds before the person on the other end is unable to hear my voice while I can still hear theres. I've read the forums and others having issues but have been unable to find a solution. I'm running on ROS 6.45.8. I've...
by gotsprings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik-nordvpn
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: mikrotik-nordvpn

Ovpn on Mikrotik is a non starter for connecting to other hardware. Mikrotik's version of OpenVPN is the older TCP protocol. Pretty sure Nord is going to use UDP. You can run the 7 series testing software from my understanding, which has Ovpn UDP support. So 11 years late and still in beta. No than...
by gotsprings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS / Mikrotik user - A few glaring missing features / bugs...
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: New RouterOS / Mikrotik user - A few glaring missing features / bugs...

Love Tik for routing and had to give up OVPN when I moved to Mikrotik... 10 years ago. Ovpn was messed up then and still not useable Tik wireless... I wish is worked better. But I have been burned too many times. Ruckus brought their prices down and I don't have any problems with them. So I have giv...
by gotsprings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS as a basic webserver
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: RouterOS as a basic webserver

Get a raspberry pi and put it on the network.
by gotsprings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: DNS resolution on router
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: DNS resolution on router

/IP firewall export
by gotsprings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik-nordvpn
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: mikrotik-nordvpn

Ovpn on Mikrotik is a non starter for connecting to other hardware. Mikrotik's version of OpenVPN is the older TCP protocol. Pretty sure Nord is going to use UDP.
by gotsprings
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle
Replies: 117
Views: 32305

Re: CSS326-24G-2S+RM hangs until power cycle

My CRS328 is still passing packets. Powering devices. But it is gone from the DHCP server. Doesn't show up in a network scan. But winbox finds it at 192.168.88.1. Webpage is not reachable at 192.168.88.1

Anything I can do to get diagnostic info to Mikrotik?
by gotsprings
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

@gotsprings - if the issue seems only related to SwOS and there are no cable/module issue, please report this on https://help.mikrotik.com/servicedesk/ or send an email to support@mikrotik.com EdPa I have not been able to keep my system online for more than a few days due to power issues in my area...
by gotsprings
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible fix for hAP ac2 rebooting randomly
Replies: 104
Views: 20701

Re: Possible fix for hAP ac2 rebooting randomly

Sure it's not a voltage thing or something else rebooting? I have some pretty intricate settings on a few hAP AC2s that have had several months of uptimes. I never messed with the processor speed. I always updated routerOS and firmware. I have had some issues with cap radios on the running cap. But ...
by gotsprings
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script repeat in script?
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

Script repeat in script?

Just cant remember if I have seen this somewhere. So i want to improve on the autoping of my webpower switch. What I want to do is ping 2 hosts and if both hosts return 3 pings or better take NO action and repeat in 5 minutes. Else Take action and run script in 8 minutes. /system script add dont-req...
by gotsprings
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: [ask] Auto detect public ip and generate dstnat rule
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

Re: [ask] Auto detect public ip and generate dstnat rule

Here are a few ways to get the public IP address Pick IP From Route (add WAN to your WAN connection name. ie. ether1-WAN) :global Stat [/ip route get [find gateway~"WAN"] pref-src] Pick IP from Address (add WAN to your WAN connection name. ie. ether1-WAN) :global OnEtherSub [/ip address get [find in...
by gotsprings
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

There is also the fact that I ran the switch with routerOS for several weeks without incident.
by gotsprings
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

I would expect a bad cable to be a problem right away... Not several days later.

Especially not after the same cable and router attached to another switch didn't have this issue.

Yup... Found the other thread...
viewtopic.php?t=142969
by gotsprings
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

The FCS error was what the router was reporting when the switch was locked up. That cable had been used before with another manufacture's switch, and the switch never locked up. The cable is a direct connect type where the modules that go into the router and switch are part of the cable. I was hopin...
by gotsprings
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

During lockup...
It still provided POE to a hAP AC2 and to a 5 port 260
What does this mean ?
It means that it's POE was still active despite the fact that the switch seemed completely locked up.
by gotsprings
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

I guess you are using the CRS328-24P-4S+ switch, are you using the latest SwOS version?
CRS328-24P-4S+RM running switch OS, latest version.
by gotsprings
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How do I redirect from one IP to another?
Replies: 10
Views: 2176

Re: How do I redirect from one IP to another?

Use what I gave you and change the IPs to match your needs.
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

Re: FCS error on link

Unit had been in operation for a few weeks at this point.

During lockup...
It still provided POE to a hAP AC2 and to a 5 port 260.
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: FCS error on link
Replies: 14
Views: 6186

FCS error on link

My network completely stopped. Couldn't get anything to work. Couldn't statically set an IP and reach the router. Rebooted router. nope. Noticed even my caps had stopped transmitting. Rebooted switch. Everything came back. Looked at the log from my router... Sfp-sfpplus1 fcs error on link After rebo...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP cloud DDNS doesn't work after upgrade RouterOS
Replies: 15
Views: 4663

Re: IP cloud DDNS doesn't work after upgrade RouterOS

Saw the same thing coming from BELOW 6.40.8 to above. I could ping cloud2 and everything. I messaged support but due to time differences and it being a production environment... unit came out. Got a reply a few days later... but field tech threw the unit away... it was a CRS125 from his truck that w...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know if a fully updated Mikrotik Device is going to be vulnerable to this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: Does anyone know if a fully updated Mikrotik Device is going to be vulnerable to this?

I swear i remember an article more than a year ago, about holding the connection open to 8291 and using it to probe Tik Networks.

It was the next "big thing" after Slingshot.
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OVPN mikrotik to mikrotik, no IPs
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: OVPN mikrotik to mikrotik, no IPs

Mikrotik's Version of OVPN has been abandoned for years. When I first started with RouterOS 10 years ago... OpenVPN was the first thing I had to "Give up on," using Mikrotik. I think i can find the exact post where I asked about OVPN being updated to work with THEN CURRENT standards. "Next RouterOS ...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik mobile app: connect to multiple devices at the same time
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Mikrotik mobile app: connect to multiple devices at the same time

I get nervous using a touchscreen with Winbox.

I think it would be up to the device on if it would let you open multiple instances of the App.
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Connect to Camera in Hotspot from Management Network
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Connect to Camera in Hotspot from Management Network

Put a filter forwarding rule to allow connections from the MAIN network to the HotSpot Network above the drop rule?
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CAPs MAN and Firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: CAPs MAN and Firewall

Do you actually need MESH... since you capitalized it... that means you are planning not to wire some of your Access Points?
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How do I redirect from one IP to another?
Replies: 10
Views: 2176

Re: How do I redirect from one IP to another?

Here is an example I use for DNS traffic on a Bar's Guest Network... Guest DHCP server hands out OPENDNS Family DNS servers to DHCP-Clients. If the people on that try to get creative and put in their own DNS servers to bypass that filter... they get caught be these. /ip firewall nat add action=dst-n...
by gotsprings
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Router Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 2566

Re: Router Recommendation

I also stay with the 3011 over the 4011.

Too many reports about 4011 with wifi radios shutting down And I did see the SFP+ port shut down once in my test unit.
by gotsprings
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Upgrade Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Bandwidth Upgrade Problem

The RB2011 has a 2.4 only radio, from 2011. Or my favorite fact... When first released, the difference in price between the WiFi and non wifi unit was 1 dollar. Replace the whole thing with a hAP AC2. The wireless radios are AC MU-MIMO. They seem to top out right around 300Megs on the 5Gig radio. An...
by gotsprings
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PC behind RB can't connect to VPN server
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: PC behind RB can't connect to VPN server

On RB I have PPTP VPN server, open ports for applications.....everything works OK except outgoing connection to remote PPTP VPN server from PC behind RB.
Does anybody know why?
/IP firewall filter export
by gotsprings
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: get Alert by email on new Device [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 7656

Re: get Alert by email on new Device [SOLVED]

www.domotz.com

Email, alert on your phone, and log.
by gotsprings
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New router config problem - no LAN to WAN trafic
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: New router config problem - no LAN to WAN trafic

Don't know what sort of speed you pay for... But I would recommend putting a managed switch in front of the router to handle the 10VLAN tagging for you. Noticed a significant slowdown when I ran into a Google fiber install that needed VLAN2 on the WAN port. If I had an RB260GS handy... I bet it woul...
by gotsprings
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Bulk change mikrotik password
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Bulk change mikrotik password

Upload an rsc file with the auto option?
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

Remember... I sent the support file to Mikrotik and this was the reply... Hello, When virtual AP is added to the CAPsMAN, it should be manually added to the bridge, because the virtual interfaces do not follow provisioning rules. Best regards, Viesturs R. Now let's look at that... When controlled by...
by gotsprings
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

What do you seriously not get? The virtual APs are added dynamically. They are not added to the bridge. I added to the post to try to help someone solve a problem... And I posted how I was seeing something repeatable that seemed related. You just keep calling me wrong or implying I should bow down t...
by gotsprings
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

@gotsprings
You are using local mode forwarding or caps man forward mode?

Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using Tapatalk
Local Forwarding... always local forwarding... Covered again and again in this thread.

Yes... using local forwarding.
by gotsprings
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Is an interface active? checker
Replies: 0
Views: 1895

Is an interface active? checker

I needed to run a script when a interface became active... This became the base of it. :local "Interface-1" [/interface get [find name=ether1] running] :local "Interface-2" [/interface get [find name=ether2] running] Based my script on the true / false nature of the output. Might help someone else a...
by gotsprings
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Feature request: tool/fetch new property - no-log
Replies: 13
Views: 4839

Re: Feature request: tool/fetch new property - no-log

I got around this by using resolve. I resolve my public IP address. And make that a local variable. Then I compare that variable to what I pick off IP cloud or route pref-source. This cuts down on sending unnecessary traffic to my name server provider. And NOTHING GETS WRITTEN TO MY LOG UNTIL... I s...
by gotsprings
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

It is added as a slave configuration in provisioning. That's what this has all been about. I seriously don't know if it's a language thing... Or you are trying to be rude. But here it is is plain English. I have multiple configurations under caps man. In provisioning... I have 1 config as the main. ...
by gotsprings
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

After manually adding the interfaces to the bridge... Updating Router OS broke it. Generated a support file and sent it to Mikrotik. Readded the interfaces manually, then received this reply. Hello, When virtual AP is added to the CAPsMAN, it should be manually added to the bridge, because the virtu...
by gotsprings
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: server DHCP and mikrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: server DHCP and mikrotik

:global MainInterface [/ip dhcp-server get number=0 interface] /interface vlan add name="VLAN101" interface=$MainInterface vlan-id=101 /ip pool add name="Pool 101" range=192.168.101.100-192.168.101.150 /ip dhcp-server add address-pool="Pool 101" authoritative=after-2sec-delay disabled=no interface=...
by gotsprings
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: server DHCP and mikrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: server DHCP and mikrotik

You need to include more about your topology.
by gotsprings
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Change network
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Re: Change network

Use Winbox Connect your computer directly to the Mikrotik Set a static IP on your computer of 192.168.88.88 Open winbox and select Neighbors The Tik should show up via IP and MAC address. CIick on the MAC address and it will populate in winbox Hit connect Navigate to /IP address Select the IP addres...
by gotsprings
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

Did you add bridge in the data path?

I don't.
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

Ok i ll give it a try and let you know... By the way when you already have a good router, i mean a powerful one just go with capsman forwarding... Am not really sure why you use local forwarding so much.... That would be Mikrotik staff. When I was getting crap numbers from cAP AC, Mikrotik support ...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

Thanks for the comments, checked the provided doc, couldn't see anything that I hadn't already done. I'm not using separate VLANs, I just want the new SSID in the existing single VLAN set up. If you don't want to use vlan what is the point to have multiple SSID? I have a wireless printer that has q...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

@gotsprings i ll give it a try tomorrow and i will let you know... What is your ROS version by the way ? 6.45.7. But I have noticed this for a little while now. I had an install with 3 cAP AC and a hAP AC2 as the router. I got complaints about people not being able to connect. After painfully worki...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One public address per LAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: One public address per LAN

If I have a /29 IP address on the WAN...
I assign them to the WAN interface.
I put the proper gateway in routes.
Then I use address-lists and src-nat to, to send different traffic over the different IPs.
Pretty sure the default for an interface is "arp enabled".

Did I miss something?
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

It slows the throughput to garbage It depends, but in general terms i do not agree... I have in production capsman with local forwarding mode as well and never seen such behavior... Why do you manually add the interfaces inside the bridge? This is not how its done! You go to wireless cap bridge and...
by gotsprings
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

TO MAKE THIS CLEAR... I only observe this when the CAPS-MAN is running in the same device that I am trying to control as a cap. If its on a router or other device... all caps work just fine with virtual APs or SLAVE configs. I ve made many many capsman configurations. But so that i can be sure that...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

Thanks for the comments, checked the provided doc, couldn't see anything that I hadn't already done.

I'm not using separate VLANs, I just want the new SSID in the existing single VLAN set up.
That's what I was typing... Add the second WLAN to your bridge.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

TO MAKE THIS CLEAR... I only observe this when the CAPS-MAN is running in the same device that I am trying to control as a cap. If its on a router or other device... all caps work just fine with virtual APs or SLAVE configs. THIS HAPPENS 100/100 across 4 different test routers that have caps-man run...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port 8000 forwarding for HIKVISION camera not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: Port 8000 forwarding for HIKVISION camera not working

/ip firewall Nat export
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One public address per LAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: One public address per LAN

I'm afraid you may have to set arp=proxy-arp on the WAN interface if the all the public addresses are from the same subnet attached to the WAN interface.
I don't think I have ever had to do that.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is this possible
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: is this possible


In fact, in such a setup you need a router to allow communication between the VLANs, not to block it.
Yup... That right there. If no switch is layer 3 or a router... You are not getting from one subnet to the others.

And like xvo posted...
I see managed switches when I see this diagram.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The sad state of OpenVPN
Replies: 12
Views: 3430

Re: The sad state of OpenVPN

Back when I was "all about open source"... I used OVPN all day. When I moved to Mikrotik... I found a all but deserted protocol. I asked about OVPN being brought up to modern standards... And there was chatter about "next router OS release..." That was ~10 years ago. If you want to use OVPN... Don't...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script to reboot phones
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Script to reboot phones

How about recursive routing for the 2 ISPs? That eliminates the need to change distances dynamically. Also you can query if a route is active or not. Then make your script work on If active then, else then. You could alternatively set a static route to a host using your primary ISP and firewall it f...
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple Wireless Bridge for a 50-100m point-to-point connection
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Simple Wireless Bridge for a 50-100m point-to-point connection

I am still looking at the CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+ as the router for a restaurant???

Then he mentions overkill for a radio?
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Can Wireless Wire substitute gap in fibre from isp? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 3505

Re: Can Wireless Wire substitute gap in fibre from isp? [SOLVED]

Clear line of site and proper aim is a must thou.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi Clients to MT AP - directly or via hAP ac
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: WiFi Clients to MT AP - directly or via hAP ac

You mean hAP AC2?

That could allow for better airtime usage, in theory.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: Multiple SSID on HAP AC2 capsman - can't get it to work

On the device running as Caps-Man... Slave SSIDs don't get added to the bridge by default.

Open bridge and add the ports.

I have seen this on several units now.
by gotsprings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

Finally got one in for testing.

Used the quickset screen to match my wifi settings... Swapped my R510 out.

Unit uses standard POE so it lit right up where the ruckus had been.
19 devices connected.

Will follow up.
by gotsprings
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Design Help changing an EdgeSwitch to a Layer3 Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Design Help changing an EdgeSwitch to a Layer3 Switch

Took some WAGs today and it appears I have the edgeswitch routing.
by gotsprings
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 296
Views: 89682

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi

RouterOS v6.46beta59 has fixes for wireless. Do they fix your performance problems with hap ac2?
(Not with CAPSMAN, this is full of bugs)
Which Bugs exactly in caps-man?
by gotsprings
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Design Help changing an EdgeSwitch to a Layer3 Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Design Help changing an EdgeSwitch to a Layer3 Switch

Looking for some help on an install that I have been thrown into. I could bore you with the story but here are the important parts. 5 subnets 192.168.1.0/24, 192.168.10.0/24,192.168.20.0/24,192.168.30.0/24,192.168.40.0/24 They have all Ubiquiti EdgeSwitches. No problem... I set up a hAP AC2 with the...
by gotsprings
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 4308

Re: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations

So I still don't know what to buy. Want RB4011 for wireless. Currently have CCr1009-7G-1C-PC + 2x UniFi Pro. CCR will sell. Maybe will stay with RB4011 as main router and wifi + RB962UiGS for wifi in another room? The 4011 has had problems with SFP+ port and with WiFi interfaces. I would hold off o...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slow connection via mikrotik
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Slow connection via mikrotik

Probably that default config problem where the DHCP-SERVER has no DNS entry.
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

A bit more tricky is going to be the setup / config, specially if you will use 3 AP Wifi interfaces (and not as MESH). Which 5Ghz network will a client select if you have 2 with same SSID at two different channels? Or create 2 or 3 different SSID? Running two 5GHz channels with same SSID in the sam...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

Distros in the US are sending out "we have Audience in stock". But still not seeing anyone saying... "Yes I have used it... And..." Everybody is waiting for you to share the experience :wink: # While I used to LOVE TESTING STUFF OUT AND BEING FIRST... Not getting paid, and ending up holding the bag...
by gotsprings
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

Distros in the US are sending out "we have Audience in stock".

But still not seeing anyone saying... "Yes I have used it... And..."
by gotsprings
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]
Replies: 304
Views: 72378

Re: RB4011: wlan1 disabling itself [SOLVED]

We believe we have fixed the issue, but that particular fix has not yet been released. Wait for the next beta please. FORTUNATELY... I only have one in the field and it has not exhibited this particular problem. Could the fact that I am in the US have something to do with it? The reports of the wif...
by gotsprings
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IGMP Snooping on the new bridge implementation (6.41 +)
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: IGMP Snooping on the new bridge implementation (6.41 +)

What was the outcome of this?
by gotsprings
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

What is Eero? :shock: mesh WiFi https://eero.com/ I have 2 in bridge mode. Excellent wireless coverage. I did order Audience to give it a try. Eero is what the guy who has NO BUSINESS AT ALL TOUCHING A NETWORK, is bringing into a commercial install. .... Rather confused why you quoted me and posted...
by gotsprings
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Re: Audience vs Eero?

What is Eero? :shock: mesh WiFi https://eero.com/ I have 2 in bridge mode. Excellent wireless coverage. I did order Audience to give it a try. Eero is what the guy who has NO BUSINESS AT ALL TOUCHING A NETWORK, is bringing into a commercial install. Sparky, "I use this all the time." Me, "YEAH IN H...
by gotsprings
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11619

Audience vs Eero?

That seems to be the product its built to compete with.

Anyone done the comparisons yet?
by gotsprings
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 87
Views: 60428

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

I see this problem the same day I configure the router. Now on some jobs the problem pops up a few days after I have left. Those ones... disabling the radio interface sometimes cures it. But the jobs where I see those messages right away... I have to change manufactures. Too many lost hours and clie...
by gotsprings
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)
Replies: 87
Views: 60428

Re: received disassoc sending station leaving (8)

I have the same similar issue “disconnected, received disassoc: sending station leaving”. I have not found a fix for this problem but I think I have a workaround that has solved this issue. Wrote a script and add it to the scheduler as shown below: /system scheduler add interval=1w name=Recycle-Cap...
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is Mikrotik Wireless support a different department?
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Is Mikrotik Wireless support a different department?

Logged into my one and only restaurant/bar Caps-System, in the middle of an American Football Game. (They agreed to be the Guinea Pigs when they compared the cost to the Ruckus System at their other store.) 3 cAP AC and 1 hAP AC2 as the main router. I might as well have 2.4 turned off. 2.4 only clie...
by gotsprings
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Running CAP on a hAP AC2 as the controller (Bug?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Running CAP on a hAP AC2 as the controller (Bug?)

A problem I seem to have nailed down... If I set up caps-man on the hAP AC2 and then tell its wireless interface to JOIN THE CAP... All SSIDs start transmitting and the configuration looks like the other caps. I ve configured many many routers as capsman manager with their own WiFi joining as a cap...
by gotsprings
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Audience Availability
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Mikrotik Audience Availability

Chechito: Environments where there are other wireless networks is when it really crumbles. I have managed to keep 50 clients connected to a cAP AC or hAP AC. But if there is a lot of wireless around you that isn't your... You get all sorts of disconnect messages. Anuser: Private PSK is a function of...
by gotsprings
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port forwarding
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Port forwarding

They are not going to set up a VPN. If they have dynamic servers... Find out if they have a domain. You could resolve the domain and have a script punch it into the src-address when a change happens. Or with the addition of address lists... You can put the domain in there and it will resolve it as o...
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port forwarding
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Port forwarding

If the port doesn't change between WAN and LAN... you don't need to-ports=38880-38884 As for the compliance scans... SOB was asking if those ports need to be open to the whole world or only the POS servers? For example... at one of my bars, they used an online ordering company. This was before door ...
by gotsprings
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Audience Availability
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Mikrotik Audience Availability

2 months??? wAP ACs took nearly a year to get stable numbers. In that specific case, a special situation is presented, which was the incorporation of a new ipq4xxx platform and a massive support for the ARM architecture Are you sure you are talking about wAP ac and not cAP ac ? The wAP ac is MIPSBE...
by gotsprings
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Audience Availability
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Mikrotik Audience Availability

take it with a grain of salt

new devices comes with their own issues, and take some time to be resolved

i recommend to wait at least 2 months after introduction to market, to include a new device in a serious project
2 months??? wAP ACs took nearly a year to get stable numbers.
by gotsprings
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 69
Views: 25718

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

I won't pretend my Mikrotik Caps systems can touch My Ruckus systems.

but that kick below -87 in the access-list, is one of the easier tweaks that HELPED with roaming.
by gotsprings
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 4308

Re: Buying new Routerboard - need your recommendations

Love Tik for routing... but when it comes to wireless... not so much. If you have a connection faster than about 300M, you are going to want to look at other vendors for the wireless.

Also if you are in a very dense WiFi environment... other manufactures handle interference better than Tik.
by gotsprings
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]
Replies: 69
Views: 25718

Re: hAP AC2+cAP AC Roaming is a joke [SOLVED]

Adding a rule to the access list to kick devices below 87... really helped the roaming on my installs.
/caps-man access-list
add action=accept interface=any signal-range=-87..120
add action=reject interface=any signal-range=-120..-88