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by BackwardsCire
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Config Review - Security Conscience Home User
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: Config Review - Security Conscience Home User

If I'm not doing Winbox from WAN, do I need the rule "add action=accept chain=prerouting dst-port=portofwinboxserviceprotocol=tcp" from BartozP's rule set? After making some changes, I now have the following firewall ruleset with everything set to interface lists. /ip firewall address-list add list=...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Config Review - Security Conscience Home User
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: Config Review - Security Conscience Home User

Thanks for the feedback. I'll take a look and make some changes. As it is right now, none of the bruteforce/scanning rules are showing any traffic anyway.
by BackwardsCire
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Config Review - Security Conscience Home User
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Config Review - Security Conscience Home User

Hi everyone, been a while since I've done a new config on my router so I figured I'd post here for a config review. If you see anything obviously wrong, missing anything that puts me at risk, or just likely to kill my my overall internet throughput performance I'd love to get your feedback. This is ...
by BackwardsCire
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Creating "Internet of S**t" VLAN and wireless network + FW and whitelist (1100x2AH with 411AR as access point)
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Creating "Internet of S**t" VLAN and wireless network + FW and whitelist (1100x2AH with 411AR as access point)

I think that this is more of a general question than wireless, but please feel free to move this thread. Especially with the current issues with infected Internet of Things [IoT] (aka Internet of Shit) devices forming massive botnets, I want to segregate, isolate, log, and monitor all traffic to my...
by BackwardsCire
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Site-to-Site VPN - what hardware on each end?
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Site-to-Site VPN - what hardware on each end?

So I'm a bit paranoid about data backup and was thinking about setting up a site-to-site VPN between my house and a family's house so that I can have my new server at my house (2TB and growing) and my old Synology NAS at the remote location for replication. At my house I have a Mikrotik 450G. It is ...
by BackwardsCire
Fri May 31, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

I don't know exactly what combination of settings I had done incorrectly, but it was more than just antenna mode as I had tried multiple settings with no luck. I must have had some things set that forced something not to want to work right. I do recommend something like this. It has been working gre...
by BackwardsCire
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home use
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Home use

I've had decent experience with RocNoc for ordering Mikrotik stuff. Granted, I've only placed two orders, but they were there when I was shipped an improperly setup RB411AR and helped me ensure it was not damaged. (antennas hooked to the wrong outputs).
by BackwardsCire
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

Hurray! Well I completely reset the unit again and took advantage of the "quick set" feature to do the initial config and it now works! Great range of B/G and N. Whew. [admin@PEBWiFi] > /export compact # nov/05/2012 22:27:58 by RouterOS 5.21 # /interface bridge add l2mtu=1526 name=bridge1 protocol-m...
by BackwardsCire
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

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2.4GHz 7dBi Omnidirectional Rubber Duck style antenna" on the RB411AR port directly.

2x 2.4-5.8 GHz 2.5dBi/5.5dBi Omnidirectional Swivel Antennas on the R52Hn.


Thank you.
by BackwardsCire
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

[admin@MikroWiFi] > /export compact # nov/01/2012 20:55:38 by RouterOS 5.21 # /interface bridge add l2mtu=1526 name=bridge1 /interface wireless security-profiles set [ find default=yes ] group-ciphers="" supplicant-identity=MikroTik \ unicast-ciphers="" add authentication-types=wpa2-psk eap-methods...
by BackwardsCire
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

Alright, I'm back with the hardware setup properly, with the above described antenna on the onboard port of the 411AR. I get about double the range, however, double 5 feet is only about 10 feet. D'OH! Tested with a laptop, android tablet, and iPhone. All worked well all over the apartment with the p...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

I enjoy DIY, but it seems you always learn the most by blowing stuff up right? :( Let's assume that the board is not fried (because if it is I'll replace it). I now have a "2.4GHz 7dBi Omnidirectional Rubber Duck style antenna" on its way to me for connecting to the RB411AR connector. On the R52Hn a...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

The provider (roc-noc) built it and connected both antenna to the N card, and I had to specify that I wanted to buy antennas. It by default came with no antenna despite being a pre-built solution (base was RB411ar + Case + power supply). I hooked the antenna up tot he 411AR AUX antenna port and the ...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

About a week. I just disabled that interface now. I'm pretty frustrated that none of the documentation that I've seen specifies that this requires an external antenna. The provider that I purchased it from didn't say anything either and despite purchasing the unit with 2x MMCX antennas, both were ho...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

RB411AR - Horrible range with built-in wireless card

So I recently got a RB411AR and a 52Hn card and got it all configured with a 2.GHz B/G network and a 5GHz N network. The N network is great. I have two external antennas for it and the range and speed are good. The B/G network however, I can't really connect to it with any device unless I'm standing...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Missing something... Setting up RB411AR w/N card as AP
Replies: 2
Views: 3595

Re: Missing something... Setting up RB411AR w/N card as AP

Ah, I knew it was something simple. Ok, so I went back and reset to defaults, deleted the IP for the ether1, then created a bridge and assigned the bridge as the DHCP client. Then I setup the SSIDs for each AP, and assigned each device to the bridge group. Immediately traffic started passing and I w...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Missing something... Setting up RB411AR w/N card as AP
Replies: 2
Views: 3595

Missing something... Setting up RB411AR w/N card as AP

This is basic, but I'm sure that I'm missing something. I just got my RB411AR (built in B/G card) with an additional R52Hn card. I've got it setup on the network, but am having trouble getting the access points setup. I've followed the tutorial in the Mikrotik Wiki, but at the point where it says to...
by BackwardsCire
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best AP for home use - Dual Band 2.4ghz b/g & 5ghz N
Replies: 7
Views: 12653

Re: Best AP for home use - Dual Band 2.4ghz b/g & 5ghz N

Ah ok. So if it has slots for mini-pci cards, I can add additional cards for additional wireless channels?

What about the RB411AR (built in 802.11 b/g) + the R52Hn card? Will that do what I want with b/g + 5ghz n?

http://routerboard.com/RB411AR
http://routerboard.com/R52Hn


Thanks!
by BackwardsCire
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best AP for home use - Dual Band 2.4ghz b/g & 5ghz N
Replies: 7
Views: 12653

Best AP for home use - Dual Band 2.4ghz b/g & 5ghz N

I have a RB450G as my main home router and have been more than happy with it now that it is up and running right. Super stable and reliable. Much better than anything that I've ran in the past. I also have an ok Netgear 5ghz N access point, but I've been needing to restart it more and more lately de...
by BackwardsCire
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port Forwarding setup frusterations with Dynamic IP (Home)
Replies: 16
Views: 60568

Re: Port Forwarding setup frusterations with Dynamic IP (Hom

Thanks for the reply. I ended up figuring it out last night before this topic was approved. The problem is that I was making the assumption that a dstnat chain needed to be setup on the IP>Firewall>NAT tab so that I could set the port forwarding with rules on the IP>Firewall>Filter tab. In reality, ...
by BackwardsCire
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Port Forwarding setup frusterations with Dynamic IP (Home)
Replies: 16
Views: 60568

Port Forwarding setup frusterations with Dynamic IP (Home)

Port Forwarding setup frusterations with Dynamic IP (home service) on RB450G I'm very new to MikroTik gear and having a heck of a time trying to get simple port forwarding working on my RB450G. I'm using this as my home router after getting sick of crappy home level gear failing and crashing on me (...