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by dohmniq
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 204981

Re: Feature requests

Can we get standard 802.11s support? +1 802.11s would be useful to mesh for example with OpenWRT based devices (some of which may be routerboards ;-) [...] Please implement mesh protocols compatible with non-RouterOS devices! Also +1 I'm involved in a commercial project that is looking to use 802.1...
by dohmniq
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

No reply. I can't even find any "support tickets" section when I log into my Mikrotik account. I guess it's not a priority for them. On the bright side, uptime now at 13 weeks although I did have to disable/re-enable the pppoe-client entry after being away for a week but everything SFP-wise seems st...
by dohmniq
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.
Replies: 58
Views: 15272

Re: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.

With box-1 I went with using bridge vlan filtering. I did start out with vlan-mode=use-tag vlan-id=50 on the virtual wireless interface but with bridge vlan filtering it's 'all in one place'. On box-2 the configuration has eventually ended up pretty much how you just described! Understanding the "vl...
by dohmniq
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.
Replies: 58
Views: 15272

Re: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.

A "vlan interface" can be seen as a virtual switch/bridge port which untags frames as it receives them from the bridge and tags them as it sends them to the bridge. So it is necessary for L3 access to its respective VLAN in both the "old school" and "new school" approach. However, in the "old schoo...
by dohmniq
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.
Replies: 58
Views: 15272

Re: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.

Thanks for the quick reply! how does box-2 tag and route 192.168.50.0/24 traffic to box-1? It doesn't route, it uses VLAN tags, switch makes sure packets arrive at desired destination. To make it work, VAP needs to be tagged and the trunk port towards box-2 as well (in addition to untagged). On box-...
by dohmniq
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.
Replies: 58
Views: 15272

Re: Sofware VLAN/Bridge on RuterOS explained.

Also checking in as someone who is struggling to get VLANs working. My use-case is trying to isolate traffic from a virtual wireless interface, with separate box for WAN. How do people create pretty network diagrams? box-1: wireless interface "wlan" for 'normal' non-vlan, untagged, etc. wireless usa...
by dohmniq
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Update: online! Probably the most critical aspect was this gem by rendrag: 2) Whoever said turning off autonegotiate was the way to go with the SFP's gave you a bum steer. I've never had this work. The only way I can get the 180-T SFP's to work on my CRS-109's, is to power the CRS109 on, wait for it...
by dohmniq
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

The ISP definitely supports RFC4638 as using the TG589 for VDSL+PPPoE allows non-fragmented 1500-byte pings. (I say "ISP" but it's probably true for any ISP using OpenReach network). RouterOS allegedly has RFC4638 support since version 6.33, albeit with some bug-fixes since then! But you have given ...
by dohmniq
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I finally have a FTTC connection provided by UK ISP "SSE" so now I can post an update, which is really a request for help :( With the ISP-supplied router/modem (a Technicolor TG589vac v2) everything works as expected and specifically I can send 1500-byte pings (i.e. 1500 IP packet size) with don't-f...
by dohmniq
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

However, I have abandoned the use of these things as there is apparently no support forthcoming from MikroTik to view the status and it is not acceptable to run connections "in the blind". So external modems it will have to be... So do you have one you're willing to sell and ship to UK? Email me at...
by dohmniq
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I have a Versatek VX-160CE, however it shows up in the 3011 as a Proscend 180-T. That's interesting... Marlow, you previously said you bought the device from mikrotik-shop.de - did that also show up as a Proscend 180-T or something else? I'm trying to narrow down what might work when my nearby fibr...
by dohmniq
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I have given one of these a go in the UK in an RB3011, however I don't seem to get sync. I just get the amber light and the light on the right flashing green.Tried turning off auto negotiation,rebooting ect. Any ideas? Anyone got these working in the UK? Which exact device model did you buy? Previo...
by dohmniq
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

So are there any other suppliers for the Proscend 180-T apart from mikrotik-shop.de? I'm not even sure that's the same model on sale on that website due to generic pictures and datasheet. I'm based in the UK if that helps. Hoping to install into a hAP ac with a fibre cabinet about 100m away, not vec...
by dohmniq
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 313
Views: 85512

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Anyone else with a module able to post real-world speed tests? Just to confuse matters, Proscend have a "coming soon" webpage for the 190-T which also supports G.Fast (G.9700/G.9701). A quick search shows other manufacturers with SFP VDSL2 modules: Methode dataMate DM7087 (with G.Fast) Metanoia MT-V...
by dohmniq
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RBSXT-5nDr2 dead after fw update
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: RBSXT-5nDr2 dead after fw update

I had a similar problem only yesterday with a RBSXT-5HacD2n when I did a RouterOS upgrade. What finally worked was using "netinstall". Remember that for netinstall, you need to disable Windows Firewall and run netinstall as Administrator or it's likely your device won't show up in the list. Best to ...
by dohmniq
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: indicate which settings are ignored
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Feature request: indicate which settings are ignored

[ This could apply to both GUI and CLI although I use CLI way more than GUI ] Show unused options in another colour so it's obvious which ones have NO effect in current state. e.g. channel-width is decided by AP, not station so the value here is unused [admin@mikrotik] /interface wireless> pr advanc...
by dohmniq
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6802

Re: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

Considering frequency allocation is a major limit on 5G, especially if you're going to use 80MHz 802.11ac channels, then adding more chains is a big plus. I'd find it way easier to add more antennas with physical separation than finding more frequency allocation. 4x4 MIMO 802.11ac or 802.11n miniPCI...
by dohmniq
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1159
Views: 204981

Re: Feature requests

New property for /ip firewall mangle rules: tcp-length(integer[-integer]:0..65535; Default: ) Matches tcp packets with specified tcp payload length or length range in bytes. Useful for prioritizing zero-length ack packets over other upstream traffic. As a rough hack/work-around we can use: packet-si...
by dohmniq
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newsletter 61
Replies: 35
Views: 24494

Re: Newsletter 61

What about running the triple-chain cards in "3 x 3 : 2" mode - with a dual-polarity dish + another dish nearby. Maybe even 802.11n would benefit from this setup? I'd be happy to install more antennas to boost reliability and speed of existing connections - the bottleneck is the chip and how many st...
by dohmniq
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 SNMP problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: v6.19 SNMP problem?

What version did you upgrade from?
Also, have you seen this thread: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87169
by dohmniq
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: RB260GSP ready for prime time?
Replies: 83
Views: 24111

Re: RB260GSP ready for prime time?

I have a RB260GSP and it doesn't even show the power levels! I can see the data coming from the SwOS web server: {en:0x3f,lnk:0x36,spd:[0x03,0x02,0x02,0x03,0x02,0x03],dpx:0x36,an:0x1f,spdc:[0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x00],dpxc:0x1f,fct:0x1f,fp1:0x3e,fp2:0x3d,fp3:0x3b,fp4:0x37,fp5:0x2f,fp6:0x1f,lck:0x...
by dohmniq
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93175

Re: v6.19 released

You could try adding a query string after the URL to cause a cache miss Again: i do not use cache or proxy. Or you intend Cloudfront cache? ANY cache - including transparent proxy caches run by your connectivity provider, Cloudfront transparent reverse proxies, browser cache, etc. It's just a sugge...
by dohmniq
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19 released
Replies: 256
Views: 93175

Re: v6.19 released

You could try adding a query string after the URL to cause a cache miss: http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/6.19/all_packages-x86-6.19.zip?some-random-stuff-here-after-the-question-mark I just downloaded the zip and see this: 876625 Stored 876625 0% 08-27-14 14:28 00000000 user-manager-6.19.npk ...
by dohmniq
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT AC withouth line of site
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: SXT AC withouth line of site

You could try bouncing the signal on the building at the bottom of your drawing, but forget high data rates.
I've never tried bouncing a signal - have you or anyone else managed to get it to work? Do you think an angle nearer to 90° (purple) works better than very acute angle (cyan)?
by dohmniq
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Very weird wireless fp behaviour

How do setup a CPE that has a choice of APs to connect to but on various frequencies with different 20/40MHz extension channel positions? An example: CPE can connect to either AP 1 at 5740-Ce or AP 2 at 5840-eC. I guess from Rudy's post above that the channel configuration (eC or Ce) isn't sent by ...
by dohmniq
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats
Replies: 56
Views: 16752

Re: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats

there is a problem with OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.4.21 - there is a bug, we will work on that.
Would really appreciate CCQ values from wireless registration table being available via SNMP while you're there please!
by dohmniq
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very weird wireless fp behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Very weird wireless fp behaviour

we found that these 'old' CPE (old= running for a while with older software versions) were set to allow 40Mhz wide channels. Both the AP are actually set to 20Mhz channels. This touches on an issue I've run into a few times too - not sure if it's stupidity on my part though: How do setup a CPE that...
by dohmniq
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats
Replies: 56
Views: 16752

Re: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats

Ok, SMNP lets work after next step:
1. Chekbox "Enable" in SMNP turn OFF
2. Reboot router from menu
3. Chekbox "Enable" in SMNP turn ON
4. OIDs can visible from DUDE scaner and Zabbix
Fixed it for me
I did this and it fixed one device - for a while - then it broke again.
by dohmniq
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats
Replies: 56
Views: 16752

Re: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats

Just upgraded more devices to 6.17 (from 6.9/6.12/6.14) and ALL of them have SNMP issues. Also, the 6.17 devices that I managed to get SNMP working again have also stopped again. No SNMP issues -ever- with any devices running 6.14 or below. Do you guys want remote access? Anything I can do this end ...
by dohmniq
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats
Replies: 56
Views: 16752

Re: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats

I have the same problem. I thought disabling/reenabling snmp fixes the problem for good, unfortunately it's back again and disabling/re-enabling didn't help, neither did a reboot. I'll try disabling/waiting/re-enabling now. This just happened to me too. I even went as far as resetting configuration...
by dohmniq
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats
Replies: 56
Views: 16752

Re: v6.17 SNMP - Interface Stats

Just upgraded from v6.14 to v6.17 and hit the same SNMP OID problems too.
Ok, SMNP lets work after next step:
1. Chekbox "Enable" in SMNP turn OFF
2. Reboot router from menu
3. Chekbox "Enable" in SMNP turn ON
4. OIDs can visible from DUDE scaner and Zabbix
This fixed it for me.
by dohmniq
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powering 2 rb's
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Powering 2 rb's

You can disable and then enable PoE on a specific port via the switches web interface and thus get your power reset. Ah, I misread that as a remote configuration-reset akin to pressing the reset button on power-up. Still, not to waste a good idea... Ticket #2014070866000431: Feature request: remote...
by dohmniq
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Powering 2 rb's
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Powering 2 rb's

Or add a RB260GSP [...] You get power consumption monitoring, selective power down/remote reset, wire speed filtering et. al. Do you really get the ability to reset RouterBOARDs connected via the PoE ports? I can't find any mention of this in any documentation - can you provide a link? This would b...
by dohmniq
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: File transfer in LAN. What is a good throughput?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: File transfer in LAN. What is a good throughput?

I transfer a 5200MB's file, by SCP, between to servers on my LAN in 8:36 (84.5Kbps). Is that a good throughput? You might want to make sure compression is turned off when using SCP just in case there's a CPU bottleneck (could be disabled by default though), make the destination file /dev/null, use ...
by dohmniq
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless-fp "Ce, Ceee, eC, eCee, eeCe, and eeeC"
Replies: 11
Views: 64674

Re: Wireless-fp "Ce, Ceee, eC, eCee, eeCe, and eeeC"

As far as I know there is no 802.11ac product for RouterBoards. The "eeeC", etc. channels are simply support in RouterOS for future 802.11ac products. In 802.11n mode: eC = 20/40MHz-ht-below Ce = 20/40MHz-ht-above You can see why they needed to rename the values otherwise they'd look a bit like this...
by dohmniq
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Specify Source Address in DNS Server
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Feature Request: Specify Source Address in DNS Server

Possible work-around could be to add a route and specify the pref-src option: /ip route add dst-address=remote.dns gateway=some-gateway.lan pref-src=dns.ip.src.address If you don't want to hard-code the gateway field then you might be able to get away with using another IP on the MT box so it routes...
by dohmniq
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3D Secure + hotspot = no sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3322

Re: 3D Secure + hotspot = no sale

Ugh - I'm such an idiot :( Of course you can't use layer 7 filtering on encrypted connections - d'oh! I'll try to come up with a better idea. Ideally you'd whitelist the 3DS servers but as there's no known whitelist it does look like limits are the way to do. Limit to destination port 443 (as far as...
by dohmniq
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3D Secure + hotspot = no sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3322

Re: 3D Secure + hotspot = no sale

Use a payment processor that deals with the 3DS side of the transaction - they do exist and they host all the pages including the 3DS secure site of things on a single domain name. I've never seen that and I can't imagine how that could be true as each customer-bank has their own 3DS form. If a pay...
by dohmniq
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Wireless package
Replies: 53
Views: 27529

Re: New Wireless package

For anyone about to switch to the wireless-fp package, take note about these minor gotchas: ht-rxchains and ht-txchains have been replaced by rx-chains and tx-chains channel-width doesn't accept 20/40mhz-ht-above/below any more - channel widths are in new format 20/40mhz-eC/Ce (I guess in preparatio...
by dohmniq
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6802

Re: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

I made myself a 12km triple chain link with 2x2 Jirious dome and one diagonal mesh antenna on top, but probably due to interferences and/or reflection of a chimney can't get no more than about 120Mb aggregated tcp traffic over the link. I can switch on or off one chain (any chain) without loosing a...
by dohmniq
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!
Replies: 12
Views: 6802

Re: RB953GS-5HnT!!!! 3x3 MIMO finally is there!

Does anyone know of any proven 3x3 MIMO 5GHz antennas? Ideally for PtP links
by dohmniq
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.14 released
Replies: 115
Views: 24387

Re: v6.14 released

Why upgrading device with all package just use upgrade package http://download2.mikrotik.com/routeros/6.14/routeros-mipsbe-6.14.npk download upgrade and you can find regular end fp wireless package. I use the "all packages" file because as it comes with "all features including less used ones" - in ...
by dohmniq
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.14 released
Replies: 115
Views: 24387

Re: v6.14 released

I can't seem to find the "wireless-fp" package - am I missing something here? downloaded all_packages-mipsbe-6.14.zip used FTP to upload all .npk files to SXT G-5HPnD-SA r2 reboot to install packages with /sys reboot updated bootloader with /sys routerboard upgrade rebooted again with /sys reset-con...
by dohmniq
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011 failing to start up - please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: RB2011 failing to start up - please help!

If you just want a quick fix to get back online then I'd suggest using netinstall to reformat and reinstall. Maybe bump firmware up to 6.13 while you're there. You might even be able to keep the config depending on state of filesystem! I don't have a 2011UAS but firmware v6.13 might come with a newe...
by dohmniq
Wed May 28, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.13 released!
Replies: 177
Views: 48708

Re: v6.13 released!

In my opinion the right behavior must be: all you can obtain (read) from API or script, you must also able to read from OID... Not only some specific set of values. That would be the ideal situation, I agree! Also, some SNMP responses, specifically MAC addresses in strings, could be normalized to r...
by dohmniq
Tue May 27, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.13 released!
Replies: 177
Views: 48708

Re: v6.13 released!

Anyone else using SNMP to query registration table entries? I've raised Ticket#2014051566000304 asking for tx-ccq , rx-ccq and distance to be made available ( ap would be nice too). Not sure what the procedure is for people to add support to a new feature but here's at least a ticket number you can ...
by dohmniq
Wed May 21, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: v6.6 e-mail and TLS and STARTTLS
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: v6.6 e-mail and TLS and STARTTLS

I just tested this and RouterOS's "start-tls=yes" feature doesn't seem to handle SSL ports. Using openssl's s_server feature with "-msg -debug -state" flags I get this output: Using default temp DH parameters Using default temp ECDH parameters ACCEPT bad gethostbyaddr SSL_accept:before/accept initia...
by dohmniq
Tue May 20, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: bfifo-type queues unusable due to massive CPU load?
Replies: 0
Views: 414

bfifo-type queues unusable due to massive CPU load?

Has anyone used this type of queue? I had a simple queue entry to restrict customer speed, e.g.: name="queue1" target=[customer's IP]/32 parent=none packet-marks="" priority=8/8 queue=byte-small/byte-small limit-at=0/0 max-limit=2M/20M burst-limit=0/0 burst-threshold=0/0 burst-time=0s/0s and had the...
by dohmniq
Sun May 18, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27246

Re: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Also... /interface wireless> pr oid 0 tx-rate=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.2.2 rx-rate=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.3.2 ssid=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.4.2 bssid=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.5.2 client-count=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.6.2 frequency=.1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.1.3.1.7.2 band=.1.3.6.1....
by dohmniq
Sat May 17, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27246

Re: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Just to add: I've raised ticket #2014051566000304 asking for more OIDs for the wireless registration table.

Specifically I asked for mac-address (so I can see WHO is connected!) and tx/rx ccq.

It wouldn't hurt for other people to ask too!
by dohmniq
Sat May 17, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS Mesh
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: WDS Mesh

Not a lot of mesh help out there it seems. I did run a mesh for a while but ran into issues where some nodes would 'break' and require a reboot to rejoin the mesh. Sometimes it got so bad the whole mesh would collapse. However, it is quite nice to have your network self-route, self-heal and be on a ...
by dohmniq
Tue May 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Known issues and bugs - a list
Replies: 283
Views: 110450

Re: Known issues and bugs - a list

Just to follow up from my bug post about invisible/immortal files with super-long filenames... If your RouterBOARD hasn't already run out of hdd space then you can apply this workaround: NOTE: all files on your routerboard will be wiped but you will keep your configuration! download netinstall and t...
by dohmniq
Tue May 06, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Known issues and bugs - a list
Replies: 283
Views: 110450

Re: Known issues and bugs - a list

Issue: Can't list or delete files with overly long filenames Description: I wrote a script that used /tool fetch mode="http" host="domain.name" address=1.2.3.4 port=8080 src-path="/API/report\?query" where the query-string in src-path contained non-alphanumeric characters (some URL-escaped) but well...
by dohmniq
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)

So far: create a virtual ethernet interface create a metarouter instance (kiss goodbye to 24MB of memory) assign virtual ethernet interface to metarouter instance add virtual ethernet and real ethernet to a bridge interface now you can ssh to the virtual ethernet's IP not THAT useful as to use meshi...
by dohmniq
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)

I forgot about that short window just after reboot - sorry I could have told you about that. It is very hit-and-miss though. I guess the main point is to let [at least ethernet] mesh interfaces to accept unmeshed traffic too. Maybe there's a configuration which will allow both - e.g. virtual interfa...
by dohmniq
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: AP MESH using Ethernet (not WDS)

Wow, I was just about to ask about this issue and do some research too. I've been burnt before by having RouterBoards configured with meshing not being able to access them once that particular RouterBoard is meshed. I eventually swapped to a routed network but now that's becoming too much to manage ...
by dohmniq
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SEXTANT G 5HPnD polarity
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: SEXTANT G 5HPnD polarity

I might be a bit late now but I just remembered you can adjust the ht-txchains and ht-rxchains parameters for the wireless interface. I think chain 0 is attached to the horizontal antenna but you might need to take the Sextant apart to check that. Also I remember reading somewhere that you can't use...
by dohmniq
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SEXTANT G 5HPnD polarity
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: SEXTANT G 5HPnD polarity

You can unclip the Sextant around the edges to gain access to the insides. Having done that you can easily swap the pigtails over or even replace the RouterBOARD inside with a different version.
by dohmniq
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 VS NV2
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: 802.11 VS NV2

I read on the forum recently that the newest version(s) of RouterOS 6.x have had some improvements to NV2, particularly with latency. Other people recommend using Nstreme instead for more consistent/lower latency.

Also, a noise floor of -120dBm is better/quieter than -102dBm.
by dohmniq
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: signal strength issue and one side might broken
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: signal strength issue and one side might broken

I had this problem and ended up swapping out the RouterBoard and the antenna cables. I suspect the problem in my case was water ingress too - can't be too paranoid about water!
by dohmniq
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NV2 locked to 6,5Mbit --> Known issue
Replies: 72
Views: 17868

Re: NV2 locked to 6Mbit --> Known issue

Out of interest, have you tried setting all of the following to an empty string on both client and AP: basic-rates-b supported-rates-b basic-rates-a/g supported-rates-a/g Just an idea because 6Mbps seems to be listed as an 802.11a/b/g rate, not an 802.11n-like HT rate. Also, I've removed all the a/b...
by dohmniq
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard 450g not cannot boot
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Routerboard 450g not cannot boot

I'm no expert, I've never used netinstall and I don't even have Windows, BUT... If you read this from the WIKI: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Netinstall It suggests, along with your routerboard's output "trying bootp protocol........ failed", that you can re-flash the firmware/kernel using a ...
by dohmniq
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: when will we see
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: when will we see

A quick search of WikiPedia says that a mini-PCI is 32bit @ 33MHz with a maximum bitrate of 1.067Gbps. Not exactly enough to deal with 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac for example, but maybe enough for an 802.11n link? Even mini-PCIe with its one lane "should" do 5Gbps (PCIe rev 2). I suspect a proportionally meat...
by dohmniq
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mini PCI-E Intel AC 7260 HMVG
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: mini PCI-E Intel AC 7260 HMVG

From the image posted above you can see the text "indoor use only" and that their frequency range is only 5.15GHz to 5.35GHz. It's probably not as high power as some of the [non-AC] MikroTik cards either. You can install DD-WRT on an Asus RT-AC66U and maybe use that as a 'dumb' point-to-point link b...
by dohmniq
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCTV Camera Setup for viewing online usin mikrotik RB750
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: CCTV Camera Setup for viewing online usin mikrotik RB750

I was excited when I saw the topic but wasn't what I had hoped for. It would be very handy to have a basic USB camera driver - for those USB cameras that don't need Windows drivers, etc.

Imagine being able to check your line-of-sight, weather conditions, etc. from the RB itself.
by dohmniq
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is hardware/button reset the same as /sys reset-config?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Is hardware/button reset the same as /sys reset-config?

That's a good point. I guess those of us who don't use Windows can fish for the MAC address with tcpdump and the like, looking for UDP packets to port 5678. However it does sound like you're confirming the way in is via the mac-telnet protocol. Thanks.
by dohmniq
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is hardware/button reset the same as /sys reset-config?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Is hardware/button reset the same as /sys reset-config?

It would be nice to have an authoritative answer for people who have RouterBoards that require climbing to get to! This question is also motivated by a recent experience of using /sys reset-config and having the RB decide that item numbers (mostly wireless interfaces) didn't exist even though a " pr...
by dohmniq
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.4 released
Replies: 170
Views: 60731

Re: v6.4 released

RouterOS6.4, wont accept mesh script… (Groove A-52HPn) NOTE: Script (with mesh setup) loaded without issue on RouterOS6.2 and mesh system worked fine. Script below: /interface mesh port add interface=wlan1 mesh=mesh1 add interface=wlan2 mesh=mesh1 Now this wont load with a RouterOS6.4 install. I th...
by dohmniq
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Formatting 32GB microSD card causes crash! [RB435G v6.4]
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: Formatting 32GB microSD card causes crash! [RB435G v6.4]

I would try another card but unfortunately it's 16m up in the air. Even worse, I can't remember the make and model of the card! Slightly confused about the issue of compatibility - is this is limitation of the microSD interface chipset or something resolvable by MikroTik with firmware? I have succes...
by dohmniq
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Formatting 32GB microSD card causes crash! [RB435G v6.4]
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Formatting 32GB microSD card causes crash! [RB435G v6.4]

Hello, I inserted a 32GB microSD card into a RB435 running 6.4. [admin@RB435G] /store disk> print Flags: S - system # NAME TOTAL-SPACE FREE-SPACE STATUS 0 S system 126976KiB 107664KiB ready 1 micro-sd invalid [admin@RB435G] /store disk> format-drive 1 WARNING: All disk data will be lost! Format driv...
by dohmniq
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to create a MESH network? see image
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: How to create a MESH network? see image

Instructions are on the page I linked to. I mostly use the command line for configuring but you can use webfig, etc. too for creating meshes. In a nutshell, you need to create a mesh interface (on all nodes): /interface mesh add disabled=no name=49er-mesh Then add the corresponding WLAN interface to...
by dohmniq
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to create a MESH network? see image
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: How to create a MESH network? see image

Replies about HWMP+ meshing seem to be very rare - as if hardly anyone uses it... However, as all your nodes are on the same subnet, why not just add them all the same mesh (see http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/HWMPplus ) and let it work out the connections. Set the RB951G and OmniTik ...
by dohmniq
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 static routes mysteriously vanish
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: IPv6 static routes mysteriously vanish

I was going to reply to this thread earlier but wasn't sure if my case was relevant. However, now that you've mentioned rebooting then I can say I've hit the same problem. In my case it's on a ROS 6.1 RB435 and it's the static ::/0 ("default") route that I need to disable/enable each time after rebo...
by dohmniq
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: I cannot access routerboard 751G - 2UHnd
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: I cannot access routerboard 751G - 2UHnd

Have you tried (via both ethernet and wireless): web access via HTTP web access via HTTPS winbox ssh telnet mac-telnet using another RouterBOARD mac-telnet running on your computer (I think you can download Linux version?) serial port? mac-telnet has been my saviour many times when I've been over-pa...
by dohmniq
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Re: Hotspot mesh

I've set up an OmniTik-5 and a RB711GA with ROS 6.2. Both reset to default configuration, then the default bridge deleted. Both radios are set to NV2 and static-mesh. Each mesh node has its own IP and I can ping between them. There are NO WDS entries! I suspect WDS is 802.11 only and hence doesn't e...
by dohmniq
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot mesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Re: Hotspot mesh

I tried to do something similar too. My thinking was that with mesh-over-NV2 then I'd have the best of both worlds: more efficient throughput due to NV2 AND automatic fail-over/re-routing of APs. Following the advice in the NV2 page I http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Nv2#Migrating_to_Nv2 ), I se...
by dohmniq
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Can't change mesh MTU?
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Can't change mesh MTU?

As our client traffic is encapsulated while sent over the mesh I was hoping to increase the mesh's MTU from the default 1500. I have successfully increased the MTU of the wireless card (R52Hn) to 1600 and is configured with wds-mode=static-mesh. The WDS entry also has 1600 MTU, is only connected to ...
by dohmniq
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] [SNMP] Add frames, hw-frames, ccq to MIB
Replies: 0
Views: 582

[Feature Request] [SNMP] Add frames, hw-frames, ccq to MIB

Any chance we can have some more values available via SNMP for registered wireless clients?

For example (from the "/int wire reg print stats" output):

frames
hw-frames
rx-ccq
tx-ccq

Thanks