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by roadrunner
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: v5.12 released
Replies: 144
Views: 25443

Re: v5.12 released

What's new in 5.12 (2012-Jan-19 14:31): *) winbox, webfig - sort ethernet interfaces properly when more than 10 exist; I have only needed this feature for a few years now. Ever since my first x86 router that had 2 rb44/rb44g cards and 2 on-board ethernet ports. Not to mention the rb816 I installed ...
by roadrunner
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Border router, looking for hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Border router, looking for hardware

Sorry for recommending an invalid solution; I rarely do that many Layer 7 rules, and when I do they are on my x86 PC routers instead. If your current rules and packet rate (pps uses more CPU than mbps) is using 80% on the faster rb450G, then a rb1100 would be a better fit for you. Actually it looks ...
by roadrunner
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: jumbo frames on a RB600 with daughter card
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: jumbo frames on a RB600 with daughter card

The daughter boards are only 100BaseT, so they shouldn't support Jumbo Frames. But the onboard gigabit ports do support Jumbo Frames.
by roadrunner
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Indoor Housing Doesn't Fit MMCX Cards Right
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

Re: Indoor Housing Doesn't Fit MMCX Cards Right

Has anyone used two MMCX Cards in a case?
I want to use the new rb493G board with 2x r52Hn cards to make a home Gigabit router with both 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz 802.11n.
by roadrunner
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Border router, looking for hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Border router, looking for hardware

You should be able to get away with a faster 400 series RouterBoard. Look at the routerboards: rb450G, rb493AH or rb493G. These have plenty of RAM for any size of OSPF network, and enough CPU to handle your rules & packet rate. The rb1100 would be needed if you were planning on getting a full BGP ro...
by roadrunner
Tue May 25, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB 450G is hot?
Replies: 35
Views: 19647

Re: RB 450G is hot?

What is normal operating temperature of RB 450G? According to System Health monitor my RB is 60-65C. Is it normal, or maybe dangerous? There is no special ventilation, but nothing is blocking the vents on the RB box as it stands on a shelf. The temperature sensor is on a hot part of the board, poss...
by roadrunner
Tue May 25, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB 450G is hot?
Replies: 35
Views: 19647

Re: RB 450G is hot?

mine is not working stable at 800Mhz :D 680 Mhz is the factory default speed. I would expect more cooling would be required to work stable at a higher speed. Atleast overclocking CPU's for gaming require additional cooling compared to standard CPU speeds. I would also expect overclocked routers wou...
by roadrunner
Tue May 25, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PPPoE Routing Drama
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: PPPoE Routing Drama

Since you have most of your traffic will be using the "b" pppoe-client connection to the ISP, set your "a" connection to not add a default route. Then you need to get your two "a" customers to use the non default connection Use /ip firewall mange to set traffic from your two "a" PPPoE users to go ou...
by roadrunner
Mon May 24, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600A Overloaded CPU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: RB600A Overloaded CPU?

Try a test from the rb433 through the PoE. Perhaps heavy wireless traffic causes more CPU compared to only heavy Ethernet traffic. Also, do you have a lot of firewall rules? That could increase the CPU load. If you need more CPU, you can also upgrade to the rb800 board instead of over-clocking the r...
by roadrunner
Sat May 08, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb816 + rb600a invalid & duplicate mac addresses
Replies: 0
Views: 546

rb816 + rb600a invalid & duplicate mac addresses

We just received our first rb816 and installed it on a rb600a router running RouterOS v3.30. The MAC addresses are invalid and ports from switch1 & switch2 are using the same MAC addresses. I upgraded to RouterOS v4.9 with no change. I also reset the configuration with the rb816 attached and also re...
by roadrunner
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox and IPv6
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

Re: Winbox and IPv6

It took MikroTik 8+ months to develop v4 from v4beta1 to v4.0. A similar amount of time taken on v5 should get IPv6 on everything. All routing protocols seem to be working, BGP, OSPFv3, RIPng. Firewall Filter & Mangle are also there. ND & PPPoE seem to be coming along. Things to add or finish before...
by roadrunner
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Noob: balance and failover on WAN not ISP
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

Re: BGP Noob: balance and failover on WAN not ISP

I was meaning multiple hops and routers on one path and 1 hop to go through on the other path, this would make you adjust interface cost on many links to get them to balance. Two unequal speed links can be just as troublesome. For your unequal setup, you either live with the faster links being under...
by roadrunner
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Noob: balance and failover on WAN not ISP
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

Re: BGP Noob: balance and failover on WAN not ISP

I currently use OSPF for load balancing with fail-over. Just set all the paths to have the same OSPF cost. This is easy with parallel links and each end going into the same router. It is a more difficult but still possible with asymmetric links with multiple routers. Inside the a network, to load ba...
by roadrunner
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB with 12 or more ethernet ports?
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: RB with 12 or more ethernet ports?

The rb816 daughterboard ($69) was just released, it will work with either a rb600 ($195) or rb800 ($359) routerboard. The rb600 is now listed as End Of Life, but a lot of Mikrotik distributors still have it in stock, some have it for sale lower than $195. $264 for 19 ports, $13.89 per port, 3 gigabi...
by roadrunner
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0beta1
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: 5.0beta1

*) added support for multiple Intel Ethernet cards; Is there multiple drivers being added/fixed to support multiple newer cards? Or was there a bug in older RouterOS versions that prevented multiple Intel interfaces in a router but if you only had 1 it would work? I am planning on adding some Intel...
by roadrunner
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Feature request - BGP 32bit AS numbers

Hardware power has nothing to do with the number of bytes in your ASN. You should choose your hardware platform based on the number of routes you will handle. I recommend either a x86 server with 2GB ram or more or an BR1000 with 2GB ram, if you plan to receive the full routing table. For one full ...
by roadrunner
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: OpenWRT on RB1000 still in booting phase
Replies: 4
Views: 5317

Re: OpenWRT on RB1000 still in booting phase

The supplied OpenWRT image works on the rb400 series boards I tried, which use mips-be cpu's. I assume that the OpenWRT patch is also for mips-be CPU's and not the PowerPC (PPC) cpu in the rb1000. Try the image in a mips-be powered routerboard to double check.
by roadrunner
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 CPU problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: RB1000 CPU problem

When I remove fibre-optic link (our gateway to world) from RB1000 everything comes fine... But after returning it problem come back and we can just wait...
Perhaps a DDoS/DoS attack from your upstream link? It would need to be a large attack to max out the fast rb1000 CPU.
by roadrunner
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SLOW Webproxy cache with CompactFlash
Replies: 19
Views: 4842

Re: SLOW Webproxy cache with CompactFlash

I have done extensive testing of the WebProxy package and so far I found that the it works "as it should" (not too bad) just on x86. So my guess is that powerpc WebProxy package is not optimized for routerboard, so i tried to make a parent proxy on RB1000 and proxy on HP Proliant ML115. But when th...
by roadrunner
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: receive logs from different ip's to a single proxylizer?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: receive logs from different ip's to a single proxylizer?

Does anyone have an official answer for this? I also want to have a single proxylizer server for multiple web-proxy routerboards. From the instructions it looks like proxylizer might be able to do it, but all the logs would be mixed together in the database. You might be able to configure syslog-ng ...
by roadrunner
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.23 torrent stoped at 99%
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: 3.23 torrent stoped at 99%

Somebody must have seeded it now, my torrent just finished. I'll leave my torrent client running for the rest of the day to help people get that last little bit.
by roadrunner
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Max No. Of clients
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Max No. Of clients

If you are using PPP or Hotspot then you need a Level 5 license. Please see Mikrotik's license comparison: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/License_levels
by roadrunner
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.23 torrent stoped at 99%
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: 3.23 torrent stoped at 99%

What files are not being downloaded?
My torrent client (µTorrent) is showing that CHANGELOG_rc is not being downloaded and the first part of routeros-mipsbe-3.23.npk is also not downloaded.
by roadrunner
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoE Creating Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: PPPoE Creating Problems

This type of problem occurs at peak time. Is your CPU getting 'maxed' out? How many users? I am not using PPPoE on Wifi. What type of connection are you using to your clients? Most of us running PPPoE see short sessions when there is packet loss. Your other issues with usernames & passwords not wor...
by roadrunner
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VLAN on bridged interface
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Problem with VLAN on bridged interface

I have also noticed this bug. This might be a linux 'thing' or just mikrotik. I have noticed this on 2.9.x & 3.x RouterOS versions on all hardware: x86, mipsle, ppc & mipsbe. I haven't tried this on 4.0beta as of yet. If a physical interface is a member of a bridge, then the vlan needs to have the '...
by roadrunner
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: rb 433ah only shows running at 100MHZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: rb 433ah only shows running at 100MHZ

What is this setting about: /system routerboard settings set cpu-mode=power-save|regular ? http://www.mikrotik.com/testdocs/ros/2.9/system/routerboard.php cpu-mode (power-save | regular; default: power-save) - whether to enter CPU suspend mode in HTL instruction. Most OSs use HLT instruction during...
by roadrunner
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox: feature request
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Winbox: feature request

You can do it from the terminal:
/system ssh <address> port=<##> user=<name>
/system telnet <address> <port>
But in winbox you can't even use <address>:<port>.

It also has trouble connecting to IPv6 addresses.
by roadrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Xbox Live NAT issues - anybody have any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: Xbox Live NAT issues - anybody have any ideas?

Can you get a 2nd DSL line from AT&T? Perhaps it is cheaper than getting more IP's. It would let the XBox get more speed and AT&T would like you spreading your traffic over two lines instead of maxing out the one line. But, you would need to get even more lines to get each of the 4 XBoxes online ful...
by roadrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge -> lost VPN connections
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Bridge -> lost VPN connections

You might need to move the IP addresses from being assigned to the interfaces, to assigned to the bridge interface that the physical interfaces are members of. You might also need to review the IP address block assignments. You had 192.168.0.x/17 before and now your new DSL router has 192.168.0.x/??...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Scan list
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Scan list

will be fixed in the next release of the RouterOS.
Which release? v3.19 or v4Beta2?
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Scan list
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Scan list

Also, if we set the AP to 5830 and set the client back to "none set" on the country code, it will connect perfectly as well. It almost seems like the client won't scan more than 75 channels.

Any ideas?

Have you tried a scan-list to limit the number of channel choices? eg: 5495-5865?
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Print system configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 18707

Re: Print system configuration

Try the command 'export' you do it in a specific directory to only save those settings if needed. You can also just use the backup & restore system. Export outputs a text file with all the commands, I don't think backup is a text file that can be read. You might want to only export certain parts, ex...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 and Mikrotik
Replies: 48
Views: 8782

Re: 2009 and Mikrotik

I have a few suggestions that haven't been listed yet. RouterOS requests: Finish v3 documentation before v4 is out of beta. DHCP6 for IPv6? Might not be needed RouterOS 3.18 just added recursive DNS server option to IPv6 auto-config. IPv6 over PPP/PPPoE. OSPFv3 (for IPv6) viewable/configurable throu...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: What size of Maximum RAM I can use?
Replies: 21
Views: 10726

Re: What size of Maximum RAM I can use?

I have a couple of x86 routers running v3.17 with routing-test & mpls-test using 128MB of ram. It has about 400 OSPFv2 routes, 140000 IPv4 BGP routes, no web-proxy. OSPFv3 IPv6 isn't running yet nor is BGP IPv6. Here are a few items that can use up RAM: MetaRouter Xen Full IPv4 & IPv6 BGP routes wil...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.18 torrent
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: 3.18 torrent

Try the mipsbe torrent, it seems to have all the files you are looking for. http://www.mikrotik.com/download/routeros-mipsbe-3.18.torrent I normally just use the routeros-ALL torrent to get them, but Mikrotik might have forgotten to add the all_packages_mipsbe section this time. Which packages do yo...
by roadrunner
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v3.17, v4.0beta1, The Dude v3 released
Replies: 57
Views: 14763

Re: RouterOS v3.17, v4.0beta1, The Dude v3 released

MetaROUTERs? perhaps new routerboard hardware? or a MPLS type of routeros operation? Is RouterOSv3 documentation going to be updated before 4.0rc1 is released? There still are a few sections still missing. Both torrents have some files broken, others files finish. Since the weekend has already start...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to reduce noise levels on long distance links
Replies: 7
Views: 2903

Re: How to reduce noise levels on long distance links

Use better antennas, more narrow beamwidth, greater front to back ratio & greater cross-polarization rejection ratio. On my longer links in noisy environments, I have had success using more narrow channels (5 or 10Mhz instead of 20Mhz). It does lower the bandwidth but the lower packet loss often mak...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IEEE 802.11y-2008; 3650 to 3700 MHz band
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: IEEE 802.11y-2008; 3650 to 3700 MHz band

Probably not, the XR3 uses an Atheros AR5413 chip which is 802.11a based. RouterOS sees the card running in the 5Ghz range as a 802.11a card. Ubiquity could create a new card that could operate with the new 802.11y-2008 MAC. But since Ubiquity normally uses Atheros chips, they might need to wait for...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Error message when using Neighbor Viewer on new laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Error message when using Neighbor Viewer on new laptops

My guess is that neighbor viewer uses a lower network level that Vista doesn't allow access to anymore.
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HELP - HOW TO DOWNGRADE FROM 3.13 TO 2.9.51
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Re: HELP - HOW TO DOWNGRADE FROM 3.13 TO 2.9.51

Please send a sup-out to mikrotik support before downgrading so they can fix the issue for the rest of us. Also, try running v3 again in a few months to see if you still have an issue. These units can run v2.9 or v3: MIPSLE: rb100 series, rb500 series x86: rb200 series, x86 PC routers These units re...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: communication
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: communication

I remember Orinoco's Ethernet & Serial converters from about 10 years ago. ORiNOCO/EC-S It only does 802.11b with WEP and no WPA, but it should allow you to telnet from the pc to serial port of the unit. I have used some of the non-serial units with just a single PC connected to the Ethernet Convert...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sqlite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Re: sqlite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

AND IF I WANT TO PULL THE DATA into a sql server so i can store the data What data are you wanting to store? You never need to store packets, you just need to buffer them until you can send them along the proper destination. I HAVE DATA COMMING IN FORM THE SERIAL PORT THAT I WNAT TO BUFFER ON THE B...
by roadrunner
Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Odd router lockup, error=No buffer space available
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Re: Odd router lockup, error=No buffer space available

Mikrotik support replied to my email about this issue and said that it looks like a kernel problem.
They also suggested that I disable ip traffic-flow

Mikrotik also recommended that I upgrade to RouterOS 3.14
by roadrunner
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP DNS Entries
Replies: 8
Views: 6638

Re: NTP DNS Entries

This has been asked before on this forum. You can enter an DNS address instead of an IP, but it just converts it to the IP address of the domain address. For pool.ntp.org it will only choose 1 IP address from the list it gets back from your DNS server. The solution is to use a script to set the addr...
by roadrunner
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Odd router lockup, error=No buffer space available
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Odd router lockup, error=No buffer space available

I have a x86 router running 3.13 that is currently locking up every 5-8 days. The router stops passing traffic, OSPF & BGP both stop connecting to neighbors & peers. I am able to log into the console and run commands, I created sup-out for Mikrotik and also looked at the log before rebooting this ti...
by roadrunner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: which webistes are viewd in my network by all office workers
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: which webistes are viewd in my network by all office workers

I often make things more complicated than they need to be. To see the proxy logs normis mentioned use this command: /system logging add action=memory disabled=no prefix="" topics=web-proxy,account The log entries will look like this: 11:15:35 web-proxy,account 10.11.15.35 GET http://search.yahoo.com...
by roadrunner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: which webistes are viewd in my network by all office workers
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: which webistes are viewd in my network by all office workers

To see the current IP addresses of the proxy clients and the web servers they are currently connecting to, try this command:

/ip proxy connections print

To get more detail (including full urls) you might want to run a Linux machine running Squid or some other Proxy server to get better logs.
by roadrunner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4xxAH Based 8 - 24 port switch replacement board?
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Re: RB4xxAH Based 8 - 24 port switch replacement board?

Do the 9 ports on the rb493 qualify as being between 8 & 24 ports? If 9 ports are enough you could also try to find a rb564 daughterboard and use it with a rb600, that will give you 3 gigabit ports & 6 10/100 ports. Personaly I do not trust Mikrotik's 'switch chip' on the rb192 that might also be on...
by roadrunner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Winbox "router has been disconnected"
Replies: 31
Views: 38413

Re: Winbox "router has been disconnected"

Do your rb411's have IP addresses at all? I assume not since your example shows 00:0C:42:29:24:5C 0.0.0.0 MikroTik 3.10 I have noticed that winbox by mac address is a lot more stable if there is an IP address on router. You can either use another mikrotik router and mac-telnet to the new one or down...
by roadrunner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Freeradius and simple queues.
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Freeradius and simple queues.

I don't think it is possible, those dynamic queues are created by RouterOS automatically. You would need to request MikroTik to add an option to change that behavior. In Mikrotik documentation I did not find any configuration option nor did I find a Radius dictionary attribute to affect the name. On...
by roadrunner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Saving data to CF-card
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Saving data to CF-card

we are currently working on other things that you will be able to store there. user manager databases, logs etc.
Always improving RouterOS, that is why I like MikroTik
I was hopping it was userman & logs that it could be used for.

Thank you Normis.
by roadrunner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 firewall features
Replies: 14
Views: 4689

Re: IPv6 firewall features

IPv6 firewall features: - shortcut to match link local addresses easily - optionally match items within a 6to4 tunnel so those packets don't bypass firewall rules. - add address-lists like the ipv4 firewall has. Other IPv6 features: - 6to4 relay and Miredo / Teredo service - Enable IPv6 for every se...
by roadrunner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 firewall features
Replies: 14
Views: 4689

Re: IPv6 firewall features

I keep on forgetting that ND does just the basic addressing and that DHCP is still used for a lot of the rest of the informantion.
by roadrunner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 firewall features
Replies: 14
Views: 4689

Re: IPv6 firewall features

I'd like IPV6 DHCP and DNS.
IPv6 ND (Neighbor Discovery) can be used instead of IPv6 DHCP
by roadrunner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saving data to CF-card
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Saving data to CF-card

thx for your answer.
well - did I get you right? That means that it isn't possible to store the images (from the queues) on the CompactFlash-Card?
lg
Correct, I have not seen a way to store the images for the graphs on a secondary disk.
by roadrunner
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Saving data to CF-card
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Saving data to CF-card

I have wanted to store various items on a disk or CF card, logs, graphs, userman data, dude data, etc.. Currently the only way usage of an alternate storage disk (other than your boot disk) is web-proxy cache storage. As far as I know that is the only feature in RouterOS that can use any other disk....
by roadrunner
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: can Connection tracking be disabled...
Replies: 4
Views: 5156

Re: can Connection tracking be disabled...

IMHO, no reason to disable it. Routerboard throughput comparison Both rb133 & rb532 show 55-70% increase in speed. The rb4xx, rb600 & rb1000 routerboards should have enough CPU to keep connection tracking enabled while also maxing out 100mbit Fast Ethernet ports. But keep it enabled if you are usin...
by roadrunner
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hardware Specs for Router
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Hardware Specs for Router

Mikrotik RouterOS includes MRTG style graphs for Interfaces, Queues & Resources (CPU,Mem,Disk). For 40M down & 10Mbit up, you could use a routerboard . It would use less power than a PC router for longer UPS runtimes. A rb600 & rb564 daughterboard would give you 3 Gigabit & 6 10/100 ethernet ports. ...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38691

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

it states "BETA Testing and Feature Suggestions for the next RouterOS release (ROS v4)". Thanks, I found that info after posting. I haven't been in the forums much since 3.0 final was released. you can already make PPPoE assign IPs out of a pool, if you want them to be static, assign them that way ...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3.1 & nForce Ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 764

3.1 & nForce Ethernet

I noticed in the changelog in 3.1 support was added for Nvidia's nForce ethernet chips. Does anyone know which ones are supported? I have 3.1 installed on a machine with a nForce 2 MCP chipset and the it didn't work. I have included a portion of my output from the '/system resource pci print detail'...
by roadrunner
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v4.0 Feature Request(s)
Replies: 139
Views: 38691

Re: v4.0 Feature Request(s)

Isn't the next version number going to be 3.2.x or 3.1.x instead of 4.0? They had the 2.9.x, 2.8.x, 2.7.x, etc. series before 3.0. full support for 802.11n and WiMax I think Mikrotik have stated they will both be supported when they are supported in Linux with stable drivers. A feature I would like ...
by roadrunner
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.0 - Winbox bandwidth usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Re: ROS 3.0 - Winbox bandwidth usage

Try this: Logout and then log back in after un-checking the 'Load Previous Session' box in the winbox loader.

I think a clean session may help.

Also make sure you are running the latest version of winbox.
by roadrunner
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: MikroTik MUM 2008 Krakow
Replies: 26
Views: 5865

Re: MikroTik MUM 2008 Krakow

Ooo noooo, Krakow was super at last MUM, but I whould have like it to be at some other central European place (Praque, Budapest, Wien, ...).

or Berlin ???
Perhaps in the fall they can go to Germany (Deutschland) during OctoberFest.
by roadrunner
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.0 RC13 Released
Replies: 21
Views: 4864

Re: ROS 3.0 RC12 Released

I am on their email list for upgrade notifications, this is what I recieved: Warning, v3rc12 has an error when upgrading the x86 version. There are no known issues for v3rc12 when upgrading RouterBOARDS. Please wait for v3rc13. Perhaps they added that warning label a little to quickly to prevent peo...
by roadrunner
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w

I believe the radio chips do not support 802.11b when running 5,10 or 40Mhz channels. It might be the DSS/CCK 802.11b modulation can not run on different sized channels like the OFDM 802.11a or OFDM 802.11g can. The 802.11b protocol is different from the OFDM 802.11a/g. OFDM is made of up 52 subcari...
by roadrunner
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jetway 3 eth riser board
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: Jetway 3 eth riser board

I have not had success with those gigabit realtek chips (8169SC & 8110SC). I have that same jetway 3 port riser card on an OpenBSD firewall and the gigabit ports would lock up and stop transmitting, sometimes because they got overheated. They seemed to be more stable when connecting to a 100Mbit fas...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: telnet to localhost just times out
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: telnet to localhost just times out

Don't use 0.0.0.0, that isn't the IP address of localhost; try 127.0.0.1 instead. As for telneting to the IP address of ether1, you might have a firewall filter rule blocking the traffic. Try adding an 'allow' rule in the input chain for a source address of your ether1 IP. There might be something e...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How I do to install a second drive for web proxy
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: How I do to install a second drive for web proxy

I have a Rb532a, and I would like to attach a 7200RPM 200GB 2.5" SATA harddrive to it. Can it be done? If so where would I look for instructions on how to do it? Thanks rb532 only has the Compact Flash slot no SATA port. Compact Flash is similar to ATA/IDE but it would be difficult to arrange a pow...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: upgrade without available space
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: upgrade without available space

I have a similar issue with a 64MB DOM running usermanager on x86 and the usermanager logs filling up the disk. 18 hotspot users are being counted as over 50 users on the 3.0rc3 with a level 5 licence, the resulting logs are huge. The only solution I can think of is Netinstall or a fresh install fro...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: pppoe using proxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: pppoe using proxy

Do you mean web(http) proxy?
You could try the setup for transparent proxy:
Wiki - Transparent Proxy

There may be some instructions in the RouterOS manual in the proxy section as well.
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: how to use same ip pool?
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: how to use same ip pool?

Is this pool for DHCP? Steps needed to make it work: Create a bridge interface: /interface bridge add name=bridge1 Add both interfaces to that bridge: /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge1 interface=ether1 /interface bridge port add bridge=bridge1 interface=wlan1 Add the default gateway to the b...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to turn off console colors on ROS 3.0rcX?
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Is there a way to turn off console colors on ROS 3.0rcX?

Sorry I don't have a solution for you. I just wondering...WHY? When outside in the bright sunlight the color text may not have enough contrast to be read easily. Especially green text on white background when using terminal within winbox. When using command line I normally use telnet or putty (SSH)...
by roadrunner
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB600 Released
Replies: 27
Views: 7966

Re: RB600 Released

Mikrotik announced the RB600 to distributors this morning. CPU MPC8343E 266/400MHz network processor Power options IEEE802.3af PoE: 38..56V DC including over datalines. Power jack: 10..56V DC Fan control Two 5V DC fan power output headers with rotation sensor and automatic fan switching (maximum ou...
by roadrunner
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB133c and pppoe.
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: RB133c and pppoe.

I am wondering how many users it can handle... The rb133c currently only comes with a Level3 license . In RouterOS version3 you only get 1 PPPoE Tunnel instead of the 200 that v2.9.x supports. The rb133c also only has 16MB of RAM, you might run out of memory? I would recommend using the rb133 (not ...
by roadrunner
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DNS resolver
Replies: 5
Views: 8675

Re: DNS resolver

/ip dns set primary-dns=1.1.1.1 /ip dns set secondary-dns=1.1.1.1 Make sure you set the correct IP addresses! Why setup dns at all? The only time I see DNS being used by the router is when it is being a proxy server or the DHCP service retrieves those settings to hand out. But if you are unable to ...
by roadrunner
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: DNS resolver
Replies: 5
Views: 8675

DNS resolver

Can you use domain names in ping commands or in the sntp/ntp client? I want to be able to do a command like this: 'ping http://www.google.com' instead of 'ping 74.125.19.99' Also I would like to specify the NTP server as ntp.isp.net instead of by IP. Or use 0.pool.ntp.org, 1.pool.ntp.org & 2.pool.nt...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS

If you wanted it connected to the routerboard, you might be able to do some of the notification through scripting. On our APC Smart-UPS units we have been using SNMP/Web/HTML cards for atleast 5 years and have only been using Mikrotik for almost 2 years, so we haven't seen much need for the UPS pack...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Transparent AP
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Transparent AP

You can add the ethernet port and both wireless AP interfaces to the same bridge. I have a few APs setup that way. The original definition of the term bridge was only 2 ports. But a standard ethernet switch is technically a mulitport bridge. In Mikrotik RouterOS you can add multiple ports to a bridg...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hardware Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: Hardware Compatibility

If you want the onboard ethernet chip to work, avoid desktop motherboards. Especially ones with Nvidia chipsets as those ethernet ports are generaly not supported. I have had success with server motherboards from Tyan or Supermicro. The boards with Intel chipsets have good support as most Intel ethe...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Change Port Speed of Serial0 for use with UPS

Serial connection to UPS from routerboards is a little tricky. Here is what you need to do. First you need to disable the serial console. /system console print Flags: X - disabled, U - used, F - free # PORT TERM 0 F serial0 /system console disable 0 Now you can set the UPS to use serial0, you can on...
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

I thought that 802.11g had the same 22 mhz channels, G-Turbo has the wider 40Mhz channels.

While using 802.11b for a Point to Point link I have seen speeds up to 3-4 Mbps. But for an AP with multiple users, 2.5 Mpbs might be the most you ever see.
by roadrunner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: What limits the overall channel throughput when serving clie

What rates are the clients operatiing at? 5.5/11 or 36/48/54? Is anything set to 2.4 b/g, or just 2.4b? You mentioned only 1.5 Mbps, what is the packet rate (pps)? If you have a client with a worm or virus infection that is sending out a large number of small packets, it could lower your speed capac...
by roadrunner
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unable to modify bridged ethernet ports
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Unable to modify bridged ethernet ports

After adding an ethernet port to a bridge, I am no longer able to modify speed & duplex settings on the ethernet port, I get an "already in bridge" error. You can reproduce the error by doing this: /interface bridge add name=bridge1 /interface bridge port add interface=ether1 bridge=bridge1 /interfa...
by roadrunner
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: OT: www.mikrotik.com down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: OT: www.mikrotik.com down?

It seems to go down whenever a RouterOS upgrade gets released.
by roadrunner
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.0rc8 release
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

3.0rc8 release

What's new in 3.0rc8: *) fixed problem - console did not accept ip address ranges correctly; *) user manager - fixed problem with accounting creating too many sessions; *) console: added ip-prefix and ip6-prefix datatypes, written in address/mask notation; INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: expressions of the fo...
by roadrunner
Thu May 18, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OSPF authentication with cisco
Replies: 0
Views: 549

OSPF authentication with cisco

I have not been able to get OSPF /w authentication working between a cisco router & a mikrotik router running v2.9.14. I am able to get it up when the authentication is set to none but not when the backbone authentication is set to simple or MD5. The cisco router in question is running 12.2(19), it ...