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by vortex
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Gigabit Ethernet not working with RB2011 and Apple iMac Pro 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Gigabit Ethernet not working with RB2011 and Apple iMac Pro 2017

Did you try setting the router port only to 1G ?
by vortex
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Built in function library
Replies: 87
Views: 32934

Re: Built in function library

Just give us a bash
I prefer scsh.
by vortex
Fri May 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Malwarebytes flags Winbox as malware
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Malwarebytes flags Winbox as malware

There were infected versions of Winbox, WnRAR, TrueCrypt, IDM getting deployed last year.
by vortex
Thu May 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Intel i225 v1 PHY bug
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Intel i225 v1 PHY bug

I saw that this 2.5 GbE chip has problems interoperating with some other networking gear.
by vortex
Tue May 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

Is auto negotiation enabled on the ports?

It looks like "1" should appear as 40G and the others as down:

viewtopic.php?t=151451#p748227
by vortex
Mon May 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ traffic problem on ports 1 to 8
Replies: 202
Views: 31658

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

Is this problem present only on the PoE version?
by vortex
Sat May 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

Just plugging a 40G cable seems to be working as expected for some people. Maybe it is a teething bug.
by vortex
Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS over HTTPS
Replies: 147
Views: 30304

Re: DNS over HTTPS

How could it be the default if you don't know which service you can trust?
by vortex
Sat May 23, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

It is not standard for a port to appear split when it is not used that way.
by vortex
Thu May 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

That is the cable that he has.

I don't know how the 40G port appears in the OS when you plug that cable in, I only saw a screenshot with it split.
by vortex
Thu May 21, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

No, he said he wanted to group the 4 components of the Q port into 40G.

With some other brands you would have to execute a command to split a Q port or to merge the components back.
by vortex
Thu May 21, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ - how to link two of them via QSFP+

The OP does not want to break out, he just wants to connect to Q ports with the simple 40G DAC she has.

I think Mikrotik automatically configures the Q ports according to what you plug in.
by vortex
Wed May 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

I saw some proprietary switches with RJ11 or RJ21 ports and corresponding RJ11 to RJ45 converters.
by vortex
Wed May 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

The point is that recabling can sometimes be a no go and you might also want to avoid additional switches.
by vortex
Wed May 20, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

I saw a 100Base-T1 PHY that can reach 300m over 5e (the standard specifies 15m). It actually also has some T and TX modes. It has some proprietary auto negotiation for single pair (as well as even greater distance modes). IEEE is looking at extending 1000Base-T1 and 100Base-T1 to 100 meters for non-...
by vortex
Tue May 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

Chips would have to be made that support configuring a port as 1x Base-T or 4x Base-T1.

On products from some other brands you have to execute a command to configure a Q port as 1x, 2x, or 4x.

Not everybody wants to use WiFi for everything.
by vortex
Tue May 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

If you have one RJ45 cable to each room in a hotel, for example, you could support 4 directly connected devices in each by splitting the pairs upstream (you would need an SPE to Base-T dongle at each piece of gear in the room). Maybe you also have suites with more than 4 devices, in this case you wo...
by vortex
Tue May 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

Why a converter at the switch if there's already RJ45 cabling in place? Just split the pairs at the transceiver and fan out at the other end. Also, two single pair ports take as much space as one RJ45, so they are half as efficient (there are also 4-pair connectors but it may be pointless to use som...
by vortex
Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

You will get disabled ports in some of those other brand products not only by breaking out many.

Splitting a port in 4 might disable another one (OK to split in 2).
by vortex
Mon May 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Splitting up ports

If you buy one of the new CRS you may want to split the Q.

Maybe in the future it will be possible to break out an RJ45 port into SPE.
by vortex
Mon May 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Splitting up ports
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Splitting up ports

I saw some other products where one is limited in how many ports may be used if you break out a lot of them.
by vortex
Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR2004 with 25G SFP28 but the new switches are 40G QSFP+
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: CCR2004 with 25G SFP28 but the new switches are 40G QSFP+

The CCR2004 is the first of a new family. And it's the small one. There is nothing official yet, but it is said that the bigger ones will have something interesting... https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=158149 The 98PX1012 supports 40G, so you might be able to use a 100G port for this.
by vortex
Sat May 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 64
Views: 31880

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

I just saw a proposed triple RJ45 connector from 2012.

35.20mm high.

1U height: 44.45mm
by vortex
Fri May 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NIC PCIe bottleneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: NIC PCIe bottleneck

It is not only 50G on TB3 the problem, but 40G+4K should also get bottlenecked by 26G data bandwidth. I think 40G on PCIe 3.0 x4/TB3 should get bottlenecked with jumbo frames too by 32G data bandwidth. One should also get a bottleneck by default when reading from a true 40G NAS (large frames). TB3 i...
by vortex
Fri May 15, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NIC PCIe bottleneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: NIC PCIe bottleneck

Do any routers/switches apply flow control when they detect packet loss?
by vortex
Thu May 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NIC PCIe bottleneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: NIC PCIe bottleneck

Is there a list somewhere?
by vortex
Thu May 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NIC PCIe bottleneck
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

NIC PCIe bottleneck

What happens if a network card is bottlenecked by PCIe?
by vortex
Thu May 14, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR2004 with 25G SFP28 but the new switches are 40G QSFP+
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: CCR2004 with 25G SFP28 but the new switches are 40G QSFP+

Pricing of some 40G and 100G cards has become similar.

A new 25G/50G card was announced today. Maybe it will undercut 40G.
by vortex
Wed May 13, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.9 [long-term] is released!
Replies: 83
Views: 63923

Re: v6.45.9 [long-term] is released!

Mikrotik have to choose between being enterprise os which is offering stability, or soho os which is offering alot of features but unstable.
The features can be in packages. Enterprise is not forced to install them.
by vortex
Wed May 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 140
Views: 72531

Re: Add print server (printer support)

We have an MFP than runs on cheap ink and a replacement would be expensive.

FAX would also have to be supported.
by vortex
Tue May 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Audience
Replies: 56
Views: 21157

Re: Audience

who still uses so old printers without eth wifi /cloud :D :D
That is what we could get and still use it.

For the newer ones we don't use cloud.
by vortex
Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I said nothing about 10G+ being requested by most home users.
by vortex
Tue May 12, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 10 GIG version of HEX
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: 10 GIG version of HEX

I did not dispute that it seems perfect for the OP, I dispute its role as a single 10G solution for ISPs.
by vortex
Tue May 12, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 10 GIG version of HEX
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: 10 GIG version of HEX

I was responding to the comment that the CRS305 is an almost perfect 10G CPE without qualification.

I think Mikrotik still has not matched the general purpose appeal of the RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN (which already seemed imperfect because of Fast Ethernet and lack of 5 GHz).
by vortex
Mon May 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

That is what I meant. Fortunately, I have no need for such a device. In my networks, a device like the CCR1009 is plenty powerful enough. (internet connections to homes and small/medium offices here rarely exceed 1Gbps and I use a separate switch behind the router) I think more people would want a ...
by vortex
Mon May 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 10 GIG version of HEX
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: 10 GIG version of HEX

But I think only up to 500/50 WAN and some people need more Ethernet ports.

Most also need WiFi.

And it only has 16MB of storage.

But it seems to fit this application.
by vortex
Sun May 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

What about FD-SOI ?

But maybe it is not powerful enough for the front end.
by vortex
Fri May 08, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter May 2020 (#95)
Replies: 50
Views: 27717

Re: MikroTik newsletter May 2020 (#95)

Where is Wifi 6E?
Hopefully it will go away.
by vortex
Fri May 08, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I hope DVB-I will get rid of TV boxes in most countries.

Availability of DOCSIS SFP will be more important.
by vortex
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

You CAN add 40GbE with TB3. You just need a TB3 enclosure for a card. I am a home user. I don't want a separate switch. 40G for LAN has nothing to do with WAN. You can saturate 40G with NVMe. What the average office does is not representative of power use. A professional user who would spend 1k on a...
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

It was 10GbE time, I could have added it via TB1. Now I use a PC, I could add 40GbE via TB3 (some cards also work with Macs). Some people with 2012 MacPros were asking about 100G cards in 2018 (they exist, but the computer is not that fast). I stopped caring about Macs when Apple only bothered makin...
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I said 40G TB3. Direct attached storage is popular on Macs.

I did not really need a NAS, so I avoided 10G.
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I NEVER said EVERYBODY needs 40G. Read properly.
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

It absolutely is not.
Macs have had 40G TB3 for years.

No lesser NAS will be accepted here.
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I did not say 40G is a typical SOHO requirement, just a normal one.

40G is not HPC level. It is Mac level.
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

It was not me who called a 4k-11k router SOHO. No, you didn't do it directly. However, you're very vocal at claiming 40Gbps is a minimum for contemporary SOHO[*] ... I'm just extrapolating that over current gear prices. [*] I'm not talking about special uses such as set forward by @mutluit ... and ...
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

What @vortex seems to be implying is that such devices should come with SOHO price tag - and I fully agree at this point. Absolute number (and currency symbol) varies from market to market, for me acceptable price is 2 to 3 digit number expressed in Euro ... however @vortex so far quoted numbers wh...
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I can't imagine any SOHO needing 10G, much less 100G.
If people have 40G TB3, it is normal to want 40G Ethernet.

Maybe some professionals would step up to 100G.
by vortex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

For SOHO, a 100G switch with 24x 10G and 2x 100G would be very interesting.
You mean SO or also HO?
by vortex
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC
Replies: 23
Views: 7323

Re: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC

Mikrotik likes to announce new products at some MUM.
by vortex
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

The market has moved on:

10G/40G: SOHO/SMB
25G/100G: datacenter
by vortex
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

If no one has made a DOCSIS SFP modem it would be a very interesting product, even if it cannot be used by everybody.
by vortex
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

If Mikrotik made a DOCSIS SFP modem, people could use them in some countries.
by vortex
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 156
Views: 49309

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

I have regulatory feedback:

L-band should not be wasted on 5G. Leave it for mobile DVB-T2.
by vortex
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I just thought of something I don't want to keep hanging:

If you keep FM, people will not need to throw away their DAB+ radios when it is replaced by T2 Lite.
by vortex
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!
Replies: 43
Views: 79886

Re: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!

Drive-In Theater is back.

In Spain there is Balcony Cinema.
by vortex
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I looked at a study and one would need 192 kbps DAB+ (172 kbps of pure AAC audio) to equal FM.

Perceptual transparency would supposedly be attained by 284 kbps (DVB T2 cannot do it either).
by vortex
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Just to make it full circle that this DAB story looks like ISDN and minitel.

Is anybody still using ISDN?

The BBC does for audio.
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

There's already something better than DAB+: DVB-T2 Lite.
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

It may cost very little to add some ports, so there might not be a strong business case to remove them.
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on hEX)

Without USB (need 5 port 1Gbit) Or I did not understand your question Some Ethernet switches can be powered from USB. So maybe one could use a USB 1.1 or 2.0 SWITCH to reverse power the Ethernet box from the PCs, similar to netPower, but with additional cables. I have seen 4-way ones. Your requirem...
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

Maybe you could DIY a GPEN with a USB switch.
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

Can it be PoE In ?

I don't know where one can search for switches by input voltage.
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

What's the problem with the dumb switches that are already on the market?
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

What does GPeR have to do with it then?
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

What do you mean with "VoIP liability"? I received the SIP credentials from my ISP, so I was able to use my own hardware for everything - DSL modem (DGA4132), router (Ubiquiti ER-X), SIP-Client-DECT-Combo (FritzBox). Some ISP will release the SIP credentials if you ask for them, but then if a crimi...
by vortex
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need new hardware switch (based on RB260GS but do not need SFP/PoE)
Replies: 34
Views: 5314

Re: Need new hardware switch (based on GPeR)

You have equipment more than 100m apart?
by vortex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 35
Views: 23262

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

My ISP does not use Mikrotik. I have to buy it myself.
by vortex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please add basic portScan tool ( port scanner scan )
Replies: 54
Views: 21174

Re: Please add basic portScan tool ( port scanner scan )

How does ip-scan identify devices if it does not do a portscan?
by vortex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

Apple stopped selling routers years ago.
by vortex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Even listening to the radio on DVB-C can't touch streaming at a proper quality level.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

But I assume NG means 5 Gbps. Swisscom's goal could always have been 10.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

If it is impossible to replace the modem router the ISP provides you're stuck with it. Even stuck in NAT mode.

You may be allowed to replace their box but you have to accept a VOIP liability, so I would not.

It is not true that most modems and routers are hidden in a home.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

If they want people to switch to digital radio they have to make it better than FM.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

But I would not replace my cable modem/router for SFP if I have to add an ATA box even if I could.

What about small ISPs that also offer more than just internet?
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I did not say all Mikrotik routers should have FXS, but some should. That is the kind of routers ISPs give. e-waste is bad. No point in replacing an analog phone for VOIP just to make regular calls. It is bad to have to throw away radios/systems because they switch off FM. It is bad to make cars whi...
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product Request: Coax SFP
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Product Request: Coax SFP

I imagine that if they can make G.fast SFPs they might also succeed with DOCSIS.

In the US for example, the cable operators allow you to use your own modem. You could also use your own TV box.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Many providers give a separate box for TV, including some that previously gave only one for everything. There's little point in replacing an ISP modem router with a VOIP box, which would also cost more than 2 FXS ports in Mikrotik. And you would also have to pay for the SFP, without really reducing ...
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product Request: Coax SFP
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Product Request: Coax SFP

MoCA is capable of 2.5 Gbps already.

I don't care who makes a DOCSIS SFP.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Product Request: Coax SFP
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Product Request: Coax SFP

Is anybody making such hardware?
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Why? FXS ports and DSL are totally unrelated.
Some phone companies shut down POTS already.

And DOCSIS SFP modems could also exist.
by vortex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I imagine many times putting an SFP modem in Mikrotik would not be considered because of the lack of FXS ports in their routers.
by vortex
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC
Replies: 23
Views: 7323

Re: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC

Add SFP, and people will ask to bond the 2 connections.
by vortex
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

And there is TDSL on the horizon, which targets 10 Gbps @ 500m .

Telecom Italia just activated 200 Mbps FTTC in over 700 localities.
by vortex
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

It is not abandoned.. "NG.fast" and "XG.fast" will be named as "G.mgfast"..
But the "NG.fast" prototype was only 5 Gbps. Maybe Swisscom would only be interested in 10 Gbps now.
by vortex
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: M33G M.2 Sata Support
Replies: 10
Views: 4393

Re: M33G M.2 Sata Support

I don't know how many Mikrotik products have M.2 . Another filter missing on the website.
by vortex
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC
Replies: 23
Views: 7323

Re: hAP ac3 spotted at FCC

Qualcomm?
by vortex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: M33G M.2 Sata Support
Replies: 10
Views: 4393

Re: M33G M.2 Sata Support

I see KIOXIA (2230) and Optane (2242).

I don't know if they work.

It seems Mikrotik has to think about 2230 screw holes, or one would have to source a bracket.
by vortex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: PWR-Line AP
Replies: 49
Views: 12641

Re: PWR-Line AP

PRO ac version?

More gigabit ports?

Power socket (although it is likely a better idea to focus on the PRO style) ?
by vortex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering implementation?
Replies: 54
Views: 20735

Re: Band Steering implementation?

Has this been implemented yet?
by vortex
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New Router buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

Re: New Router buy

Some things using 2.4GHz:

- WiFi
- Bluetooth
- ZigBee
- RF peripherals
- Microwave ovens
- Cordless phones
- Baby monitors
- Smart power meters
- RC
- Radars
- Wireless audio
- Wireless video
- Wireless power
- Car alarms
- Garage doors
by vortex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New Router buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

Re: New Router buy

At least with some other brands, one AP can provide 5 GHz service to 2 floors (maybe not big ones).

2.4 GHz is crowded. It is better to use it only for old devices.
by vortex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New Router buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

Re: New Router buy

The hAP mini is even cheaper.
by vortex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New Router buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

Re: New Router buy

Paying double just to get the 5GHz that you don't need does not look compelling when Mikrotik does not have ax yet.
by vortex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Not every country has cheap labour, and it is quicker to replace a box than laying FTTH. Very few people need 10 Gbps at home. This "NG.fast" is made for up to 100 meters, so it would be mostly for FTTB (or right outside). Then they should cut the old copper pair and drag an cheap fibre instead. Or...
by vortex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

Some other kind of traffic: - The French got some adapters for the A400M from the UK so that they can transfer 4 ICU patients per flight. The A330/A310 MRTT can take 6 in the most serious condition. C-160, three. C-295, three. CN-235, two. C-27, two. C-130, two. C-135, six. C-17, nine. Falcon 900, o...
by vortex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

If the "NG.fast" project was supposed to result in a slower product, maybe it is now abandoned.
by vortex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Not every country has cheap labour, and it is quicker to replace a box than laying FTTH. Very few people need 10 Gbps at home.

This "NG.fast" is made for up to 100 meters, so it would be mostly for FTTB (or right outside).
by vortex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

There are too many random people clamoring for FTTH when G.fast would be enough for most.
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Swisscom:

FTTC: up to 550m away, up to 100 Mbps.

FTTS: up to 220m away, between 300-500 Mbps if they installed G.fast, otherwise up to 100 Mbps.

FTTB: up to 500 Mbps

FTTP: up to 1 Gbps (10 Gbps was supposed to start in March).
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SFP modems
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: SFP modems

They don't need to sell the SFP modems, just support them properly, like they do for USB stuff.
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 368
Views: 125353

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

In the future??? Is DSL the future, I thing PON and SFP is the future! Swisscom has been offering 500 Mbps G.fast since 2016 and continues working with Huawei on 5 Gbps NG.fast since 2017, even if they keep on rolling out FTTH. Universal FTTP is a more distant future. There are already G.fast SFP m...
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Re: SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?

I don't think it is obvious that you can use a modem in an SFP media converter, that's why I said extender. There are much cheaper converters than Mikrotik's cheapest switch or outdoor converter. I haven't seen anybody using an SFP modem under SwOS or the converter. Price is not everything. Size is ...
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SFP modems
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: SFP modems

This turned into an SFP modem on RouterOS thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=104109
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: no WAN?
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: no WAN?

It is the MAC of the non-switch device that was working connected to the modem that you would have to clone.
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Re: SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?

That would be one, for 40G breakouts, for example. But some people would want optical.

Also a 1000Base-T to SFP extender that allowed to plug in a modem. Some people would need PoE.
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

SFP, SFP+ media converters/network extenders ?

Can Mikrotik make something less expensive?
by vortex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: SFP modems
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

SFP modems

What about SFP modem support?

You can also use them for dedicated lines, not necessarily between routers.

SwOS first?
by vortex
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Did I add another level of NAT this way? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2914

Re: Did I add another level of NAT this way? [SOLVED]

Each NATing router in a chain adds one level.
by vortex
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: no WAN?
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: no WAN?

I had so select "clone MAC address" on a router once. I think it was when adding a Linksys between a cablemodem and a PC.
by vortex
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

Steam is also doing some bandwidth management unrelated to their capacity.
by vortex
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

Re: Feature Request: container host (e. g. Docker host) instead of MetaROUTER

I am not sure I would remove MetaROUTER, but Docker seems to be needed.
by vortex
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Routeros docker container image
Replies: 9
Views: 7903

Re: Routeros docker container image

It could be interesting if RouterOS had Docker so that one could run lancache with zero storage as a relay on the router.
by vortex
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

Cisco sold Linksys in 2013.
by vortex
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

I see people complaining that PSN downloads are really slow.

And many people don't understand why they have to delete stuff to download a "small" update.
by vortex
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

The app is not friendly because you cannot download an apk anymore.
by vortex
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HTTP relay
Replies: 0
Views: 1721

HTTP relay

How do you do to relay an IP address to an external FQDN?
by vortex
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

I found a Mikrotik DNS example thread:

viewtopic.php?t=92293

But you can also just use lancache as DNS proxy.

Note that some game download clients will use HTTPS if the cache IP address is public, so an ISP could not simply use the standard config.
by vortex
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New Home Setup VLANs [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 12937

Re: New Home Setup VLANs [SOLVED]

A problem is when you need mDNS to be able to connect to a device.
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack
Replies: 34
Views: 9547

Re: [Feature Request] IPv6 Fasttrack

People are not going to be happy if they are switched to IPv6 and suddenly they don't have fasttrack anymore.
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

Some online games are overloaded, not downloads.
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

How would the router know which ports are WAN in the general case to create those lists?
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

You have to be careful because the WAN might not be connected to the first port.
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL is cool again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: DSL is cool again?

Why would some telcos need to visit the customer to install G.fast?
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

Resetting just the firewall is not great either, except for totally casual users.

A firewall analyzer would be nice.
by vortex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: DSL is cool again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: DSL is cool again?

Maybe many random users are now blaming DSL when it is their employer's VPN that is not up to the task.
by vortex
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard
Replies: 63
Views: 13133

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Add Basic Firewall Rule Wizard

The default firewall has been improved a lot, but many users still run the old firewall because it is only updated when you reset EVERYTHING to defaults.
I did not know this and I would not reset everything.
by vortex
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

Steam would saturate a 500 Mbps connection a while back.

More recently I have not seen it download more than half as quickly.

I checked and the content comes from the CDN far away, there's no "local" server.

I started monitoring some weeks ago and I am paying for too much bandwidth.
by vortex
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL is cool again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: DSL is cool again?

Telecom Italia is accelerating deployment of FTTC to underserved areas.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL is cool again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Re: DSL is cool again?

But now some telcos are avoiding home visits and calls are being made to postpone non-essential work.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL is cool again?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

DSL is cool again?

Switching focus from FTTP to vectoring?
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Customized DNS caching
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: Customized DNS caching

Yes, someone may want to to the reverse: default to DHCP, look up specific domains in other nameservers.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

PSN is temporarily reducing download speeds in Europe given that the EU asked streaming services to consume less bandwidth.

MS and Akamai will also be managing game downloads if there's congestion.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

It seems UK Azure is full.

MS Teams went down the other day.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Customized DNS caching
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Customized DNS caching

What about this use case:

- Specify a list of domains resolved by the nameservers proposed by DHCP
- For the rest, use the list of nameservers you defined.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

But if you can serve content faster than the CDN would, it is a marketing tool.
by vortex
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

Yes, it works by pointing the CDN names to your cache. Those servers are cleartext. https://github.com/uklans/cache-domains If someone uses a non-ISP DNS server it is their problem, most home users won't bother doing that. I saw an unrelated example of setting the DNS server address in a PS4 to down...
by vortex
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Edge caching

But wouldn't something like LanCache work for ISPs too to cache the main game CDNs?
by vortex
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Edge caching
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Edge caching

Are people ramping up this?
by vortex
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

A reminder that you can put Steam in offline mode. Many games also allow you to play this way.

Things missing:

- "Offline mode" filter
- Negative filters
- Sort by download/expanded size
- 9.5mm 2.5" hard drives bigger than 2TB
by vortex
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

Xbox Live down again.

I suspect more the servers than the network in the issues I talked about.
by vortex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

Amazon is hiring 100000 workers and prioritizing stocking of essential products. Walmart is hiring 150000 and giving bonuses. Costco is not accepting returns of hoarded items. I saw some UK supermarkets hiring a total of more than 40000. Some stores have seniors-only hours. In Switzerland they must ...
by vortex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

The EU urged streaming services to reduce bandwidth consumption. So Netflix will be cutting bitrates in Europe for 30 days, lowering their usage by 25%. Blu-ray time (when wasn't it?). I noticed more and bigger slowdowns in the last days. Xbox Live and Nintendo Online collapsed this week. The EU als...
by vortex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Really disappointed in the lack of support. Evolved 3G Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 5136

Re: Really disappointed in the lack of support. Evolved 3G Really?

In some other countries FTTN/FTTC and HFC are also marketed as fiber, but at least there is some.
by vortex
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 156
Views: 49309

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

Mikrotik comes with a serious OS.
by vortex
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Really disappointed in the lack of support. Evolved 3G Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 5136

Re: Really disappointed in the lack of support. Evolved 3G Really?

The US started a fake 4G marketing trend around 2010 (not LTE).

Now they are doing the same with 5G.
by vortex
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

So 4G is slowing down like 3G as I suspected.

This is another reason why I would not get a fixed broadband cellular subscription if there was a viable alternative.
by vortex
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Starting a WISP: guide to selecting a routing architecture
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: Starting a WISP: guide to selecting a routing architecture

What is the fastest plan offered by a WISP?
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

More than likely the biggest contributor to the surge in traffic is Call of Duty free battle royal game (Blizzard) and a massive ~80GB update on Rainbow Six Siege (Steam).
I think that released in the evening but I experienced some big slowdowns during the day (one was amazon.com) .
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

DE-CIX hit a world record yesterday: 9.1 Tbps.

The main Swiss ecommerce site has seen display sales double for two days in a row now.
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cat6 LGH LTE Super bad performance
Replies: 36
Views: 8866

Re: Cat6 LGH LTE Super bad performance

DE-CIX hit 9.1 Tbps yesterday.

As suspected.
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

From a personal perspective, regarding CAT12, in our country, there is no data cap and the LTE speeds easily exceed 100Mbit any time of day. So I can just guess that it depends on your operator.
I think I would still prefer 100 Mbps VDSL2.
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

What you want is not the netPower 16P?
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

I think the people are asking for Normis or a qualified person from MT to respond. Stop spamming responses.
The netPower literature explains everything you need to know. It is only a question of which investment makes more sense.
by vortex
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cat6 LGH LTE Super bad performance
Replies: 36
Views: 8866

Re: Cat6 LGH LTE Super bad performance

LTE is just slow here with all providers. It has nothing to do with the equipment or issues.

3G is simply unusable.

I noticed big slowdowns today on several sites (wired). I assumed it was all the people at home.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

Cheap labour.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

It is more of a concern when you can't even reach 30 Mbps on your phone, making LTE a non-viable option.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 156
Views: 49309

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

1. Next stop: gigabit download
2. 128MB flash
3. 802.11ax
4. More ports (at least 4x 10G)
5. Flat design
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

Many people live in small apartments.

This breaks monopolies at the 500 Mbps level.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)
Replies: 40
Views: 32696

Re: MikroTik newsletter March 2020 (#94)

How do you break out QSFP+ if not simply using a breakout DAC cable?

A: so you would need media converters.

I also see fibre breakout cables.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

I have already looked at that "datasheet" for the family.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

I don't have the Q+ chip documentation, so if the CRS305 is possible a CRS312 Q+ may be as well with the other chip,
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

I don't see how this is different from the CRS305 chip.

Simply said: the chipset used in CRS305 doesn't support interfaces faster than 20Gbps, so no Q+ interfaces.
Really, when you're making up devices, pay attention to the realistic details.
I was talking about the BIG Q+ chip.
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

And this might be possible using the big chip: CRS312-8P-4Q+IN Not really ... said chip (in addition to 1Gpbs ports) supports 2x 10 Gbps ports and 2x 10/20 Gbps (mind: not even 25Gbps) - the 20Gbps variant is for stacking. So you better stop pulling imaginary 40Gbps devices out of your head, seems ...
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

And this might be possible using the big chip:

CRS312-8P-4Q+IN
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Switch CRS305-1G-4S+IN

This unit is very cute, but maybe the chip could support 3 more gigabit ports?
by vortex
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

To my great surprise 40GBASE-T actually exists as a standard (it's defined in IEEE 802.3bq), but who in his right mind would ever use it? It needs a CAT8 cabling plant, which nobody has, and makes no sense to install even on a greenfield because just going to OM4 is cheaper. And even if you had one...
by vortex
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Coronavirus quarantine impact on network traffic

The new area is not completely sealed, and the overwhelming majority of people are not isolated.

You should rather think about the many who stay at home by choice.
by vortex
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!
Replies: 43
Views: 79886

Re: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!

Italy closed all schools and universities until March 15. Before it was only in the hot zones. Sport events closed to the public until April 3. All gatherings not allowing for one meter distance between people banned. Referendum postponed. The Pope will livestream on Sunday instead of appearing in p...
by vortex
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

But the ISP can just perform a reverse lookup.
by vortex
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik newsletter January 2020 (#93)
Replies: 26
Views: 24364

Re: MikroTik newsletter January 2020 (#93)

I have not seen anybody selling an SFP+ access point.
by vortex
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T

No. The S+RJ10 supports 2.5G & 5G. Doing it in my CRS309 right now.
Thanks. My point was that 10GbE can be better value than 2.5GbE.
by vortex
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T

So you can buy a 10GbE switch for $150, but for 2.5GbE you have to spend at least $500.
by vortex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1279
Views: 290253

Re: Feature requests

Ethernet-over-USB?

There seems to be a use case for USB-C power but maybe not compelling enough.

Having a laptop connected both via USB-C and Ethernet cables would be ugly.

It could also make one or two dongles redundant.
by vortex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server
Replies: 42
Views: 11834

Re: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server

MT has many devices with only 16MB. They will avoid having to discontinue them.
by vortex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

Marvell have already made custom Prestera DX ASIC's for Mikrotik...
Do you know for which devices?
by vortex
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server
Replies: 42
Views: 11834

Re: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server

People will complain when they realize they cannot install everything that they want.
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server
Replies: 42
Views: 11834

Re: feature request ADVANCED DNS Server

If they add more packages maybe people with only 16MB flash will start complaining.
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

Maybe a CCR2016-1G-6VQ-2XQ would be more interesting than a CCR2016-1G-12XS-2XQ.
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I only saw the Prestera port extenders matching these speeds.
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

So AWS runs on 25GbE...

I now pay attention and see that the first filename is al.ko .
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Audience vs Eero?
Replies: 40
Views: 11422

Re: Audience vs Eero?

Eero just added HomeKit support.
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

What it shows does not depend on what is connected?
by vortex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I think CN98XX.
Marvell does not show only 16 cores in this subfamily.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Octeon chips
Replies: 3
Views: 3733

Re: New Octeon chips

But Marvell is not showing only 16 cores for this subfamily.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

The 40G cards (QSFP+) do not support 25G. They do not cost much more than a SFP28 25G card.

A 50G card (QFSP28) supporting both 40G and 25G is not much cheaper than a similar 100G card.

Who needs a CCR2016-1G-5XQ first? Or more Q+ CRS?
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Baffled Beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Baffled Beginner

What is SFP+10 ?

What is SFP10 ?
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

If it's a breakout cable, the module will work as 4x 10Gbps links, otherwise it will act as a 40Gbps connection.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

Some clues here? https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Product_Naming#CloudCoreRouter_naming_details OK, now that makes a lot more sense. a CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS has 12 SFP+ ports and 2 25G SFP+ ports, and the CCR2016-1G-12XS-2XQ has...<blink>... 12x25G & 2x100G ? :shock: I want to see prices for that...
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

That all is plausible, what I don't get it is why to put a Wifi interface on CCR device? in POV it totally wastes of resources
Even if it can route much faster than 10000/10000, it can make sense for SOHO for IDS or VPN.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

It is not lunacy when a 40G card costs about 300 euro. Professionals also work at home. Vortex, there is a difference between 'there is a market for 40G for home' and 'a router with 25G ports is quite minimal for SOHO'. I agree with the first, small as I think that market to be. The second does not...
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

The port configuration is actually quite minimal for SOHO. Some people would actually look for Q+. We've been here before: I want what you are smoking. Really. We're getting to the point that 10G is useful and affordable for prosumers and enthousiasts. Calling a router with 25G ports 'quite minimal...
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

Yes make sense Wifi 802.11ay 60 GHz Dual chain but what really doesn't make sense is to put a wifi interface in a Core router that has 2xGiga port + 10G SFP+ ports and 2x 25G SFP+
The port configuration is actually quite minimal for SOHO.

Some people would actually look for Q+.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Octeon chips
Replies: 3
Views: 3733

Re: New Octeon chips

It would seem CCR2016-1G-12XS-2XQ using CN98XX.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

what 60ayD could mean?
Terragraph?

Yeah, might be 802.11ay.
What else? Dual chain.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

So this was in a wiki modification from July 2018 that lacks a comment.
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I don't understand XS, XC, and XQ. According to the links @Paternot found (but are gone now), XS would be '40 Gigabit' and XQ '40 Gigabit combo'. With '40 Gigabit' being (I assume) 40GBASE-T (because of the 'combo' bit, and we already have 'Q+' for QSFP+ 40G). To my great surprise 40GBASE-T actuall...
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Just going to leave this here...
Replies: 145
Views: 29733

Re: Just going to leave this here...

I don't understand XS, XC, and XQ.

XG makes sense.

Are they deprecating C+ ?
by vortex
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports

STH reminded me of the Atom bug.
by vortex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New Octeon chips
Replies: 3
Views: 3733

New Octeon chips

Marvell announced new processors today.
by vortex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!
Replies: 43
Views: 79886

Re: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!

More events keep getting self-cancelled or postponed in many countries.

More flights cancelled to/from the hot zones.
by vortex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!
Replies: 43
Views: 79886

Re: MUM EUROPE AND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS - POSTPONED!

Closing all gatherings below a certain size might be overkill, but when someone is found to be infected they have to quarantine dozens of people.

It would be a bigger problem in the case of international events.
by vortex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wish - RB2011UiAS-2HnD-RM ?
Replies: 30
Views: 13593

Re: Wish - RB2011UiAS-2HnD-RM ?

I think that kind of solution works best for everybody:

- Fewer costs because of less development and simplified inventory
- You don't need to buy a shelf if you have space in your rack
- You can fix it if the rack is mobile or for tidier cabling
- If you want small you got it.
by vortex
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wish - RB2011UiAS-2HnD-RM ?
Replies: 30
Views: 13593

Re: Wish - RB2011UiAS-2HnD-RM ?

I have my Airport in a sliding 1U rack shelf together with some other things. I will replace it and my desktop RB2011 with a single desktop unit in the future and it will go in the same shelf. So it is important to still be able to "flatten" the antennas when there are many, not everybody needs full...
by vortex
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WIFI 6 Roadmap
Replies: 35
Views: 23262

Re: WIFI 6 Roadmap

I think the newsletter has new hardware releases every month that were previously announced at some MUM.

It can take quite a while between announcement and release.
by vortex
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS318 netPower - any news?
Replies: 20
Views: 6419

Re: CRS318 netPower - any news?

Many people still have very slow 25/3 or less.

At least you can lay gigabit lines where construction is cheaper.
by vortex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router Advice Needed
Replies: 41
Views: 8547

Re: Router Advice Needed

I did not understand this one.
Steamcache is a game download cache that supports several different services actually. There are alternatives.

It allows a group of gamers to download faster locally and the internet connection to be narrower.
by vortex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

France banned all indoor gatherings of more than 5000 people and some outdoor ones.

Paris half-marathon postponed.

More carnivals cancelled.
by vortex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

Japan closed all schools for a month.
It seems only 2% of patients in China are under 20.
by vortex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

European Car Of The Year will be streamed as usual.

Some automakers will have streams too.
by vortex
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

The chaos is just starting and govts are paralyzed.
Japan closed all schools for a month.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

People can stream or watch TV.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Bad idea to setup an office only with WiFi.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CVE-2019-15126 aka kr00k security issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: CVE-2019-15126 aka kr00k security issue

ESET only tested WPA2.

The older stuff is obsolete.


Cisco is working on a patch.

Four D-Link routers won't be patched for something else.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kansas City MUM USA
Replies: 20
Views: 4400

Re: Kansas City MUM USA

Switzerland just banned all events attracting 1000 people or more until the 15th of March. The GIMS has been simply cancelled, not just postponed. Booths already built and cars shipped. Geneva will lose 200-250 million euro. Baselworld moved from April to January 2021. Geneva watch fair cancelled. B...
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

For some ISPs that is only enabled if you opt-in to use such Free Wi Fi. If you don't, you can disable the wireless completely.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Router Advice Needed
Replies: 41
Views: 8547

Re: Router Advice Needed

Check out steamcache if you haven't already.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Kr00k.... should we worry about this?
Update: Cisco is working on patches.
by vortex
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: CVE-2019-15126 aka kr00k security issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: CVE-2019-15126 aka kr00k security issue

Someone here said Mikrotik does not use the affected chip brands (Cypress and Broadcom).
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

What I read was not accurate, Mozilla is only rolling out the Cloudflare default in the US for now.
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

Not everybody can have their own modem or even bridge a router.

Did you buy a modem just to avoid double NAT?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

I see nothing from the EU jurisdiction that is similarly well-known.
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

So there's no EU equivalent?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

I think Firefox just defaulted everybody to Cloudflare.
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support
Replies: 135
Views: 96578

Re: Add DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support

Is this really better than going through your ISP for EU users?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac (and some other new rotuers) too small flash
Replies: 62
Views: 19640

Re: hAP ac (and some other new rotuers) too small flash

If you think this is bad on cheap devices, what about CRS?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

I saw an AP can have something like this, which seems possible to be deactivated if you have real control.
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: multigigabit desktop router
Replies: 113
Views: 21785

Re: multigigabit desktop router

Are you receiving an alert for each post?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

Used or new? I saw similar used stuff on amazon.
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: multigigabit desktop router
Replies: 113
Views: 21785

Re: multigigabit desktop router

Wi-Fi Data Elements
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: multigigabit desktop router
Replies: 113
Views: 21785

Re: multigigabit desktop router

I am not sure I want WiFi 6 anymore. Does it have micronets stuff?
by vortex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

Is the new modem under their control?
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Not a single Mikrotik hardware uses Cypress or Broadcom wireless chipset, so answer is clearly NO.
People have other devices too.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

Why would the ISP need these "micronets" to control their router and TV box?

They seem to bring nothing to the people here.

OK, some do not need to use a modem or router provided by the ISP. Or even a TV box.

Clutter is here to stay with cable.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Likely already patched if you don't have abandonware.

Only Cypress and Broadcom WiFi was found to be affected.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Yes
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

The only cheaper things I had seen were a 32-port HP for 6K or some modules.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack
Replies: 35
Views: 35361

Re: WPA2 preshared key brute force attack

Another big hole revealed today.

1 billion devices affected. How much abandonware?

"You can just use WPA3"
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

Content protection is not fake news.

Cyberdefense is not fake news.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

I have an alternative question: would you spend more than 10K ?
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what happened to NetPower
Replies: 10
Views: 3370

Re: what happened to NetPower

Mikrotik has used P in a Fast Ethernet router name, but not as a Fast Ethernet port count designator.

Possibilities:

- Too much text in the slide
- They forgot to write gigabit
- They confusingly used P instead of FP as a port count designator
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what happened to NetPower
Replies: 10
Views: 3370

Re: what happened to NetPower

Only the 15FR is Fast Ethernet.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB3011UiAS is very Slow
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Re: RB3011UiAS is very Slow

If it's a simple configuration, the 2011 can reach what you're getting. The 3011 should easily manage one gigabit.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 53
Views: 8677

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

Is WiFi getting sneakely infected too?
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: FTTH very slow download speed (upload ok)
Replies: 15
Views: 4754

Re: FTTH very slow download speed (upload ok)

The 2011 can switch gigabit but not route it, period.
That is why you have Fastpath/Fasttrack made available by Mikrotik.
Fasttrack cannot make the 2011 route gigabit.

You actually need it just to reach 500Mbps.

It seems it can go somewhat further.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: multigigabit desktop router
Replies: 113
Views: 21785

Re: multigigabit desktop router

The mention of other products with pricing was a demonstration of why consumers and SOHO need modern network equipment, notion that was challenged here.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: switch that supports more than four 40-Gig ports
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: switch that supports more than four 40G QSFP+ ports

Mikrotik does not even have a 4Q+ switch.
by vortex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: multigigabit desktop router
Replies: 113
Views: 21785

Re: multigigabit desktop router

I am happy Mikrotik made me wait because it seems this DOCSIS 3.1 deployment still has problems.
So only now I learn about broken Intel cable platforms.