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by yottabit
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 86
Views: 18663

Re: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!

Also, in the release notes, security now depends on dhcp. Maybe having DHCP package disabled is causing the problem. You should remove all of those extra packages that you have disabled.

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by yottabit
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [NETINSTALL] Error - board supports from 0.0
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: [NETINSTALL] Error - board supports from 0.0

I'm having the same problem with hap ac (RB962). It bricked itself during the upgrade to 6.44.1, and now I cannot use netinstall to recover. I get the same error, "board supports versions from 0.0". Edit: disregard. Turns out that after you select the device in the upper-left pane, the package selec...
by yottabit
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Causes IPIP Tunnel Flapping? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: OSPF Causes IPIP Tunnel Flapping?

are you advertising the tunnel endpoint IPs via OSPF?!
check something like "redistribute connected routes" etc.

Yes, that was it! I had redistribute-connected=yes. The manual isn't clear on why this would break in my situation. Can you explain why it caused the ipip tunnel to flap?
by yottabit
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Causes IPIP Tunnel Flapping? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 473

OSPF Causes IPIP Tunnel Flapping? [SOLVED]

Hi Everyone, I'm running 6.44, and now attempting to turn on OSPF for route distribution between two routers. Pretty simple setup: rb01: ether1: DHCP WAN bridge1: 172.16.42.0/24, 172.16.43.0/30, 172.27.0.0/24 The 172.16.43.0 is being used for an IP-IP tunnel to rb02 via WAN Static routes are in plac...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 67
Views: 12522

Re: v6.44rc [testing] is released!

While this is true for listening services, you should not have any of those exposed to the WAN side of your router, or you'll be a victim of the next Mikrotik vulnerability. Hey great point. I do expose SSH with public-key-only authentication for remote management in case tunnels go down. So this s...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 67
Views: 12522

Re: v6.44rc [testing] is released!

You make a good point about reboots creating zombie TCP connections on the nodes, but you are wrong about the DoS mitigation. Setting nf_conntrack_tcp_loose to 0 (not the default) stops false SYN-ACK and ACK packets before they hit the “listen” state lock, thereby allowing conntrack to scale much hi...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Passive PoE: MikroTik and Ubiquiti
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Passive PoE: MikroTik and Ubiquiti

MT has two different Passive modes; an older one for up to 100 Mbps links used spare pairs, iirc. For the newer version supporting 1 Gbps, all pairs are used for transmission, so the power is coupled, though I don't know how or on which pairs exactly. Be sure you're not relying on the old spec. Even...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44rc [testing] is released!
Replies: 67
Views: 12522

Re: v6.44rc [testing] is released!

What is the default setting for nf_conntrack_loose? It should be 0 (disabled) for better scaling against TCP DoS attacks. Had it been 0 or 1 before being exposed? Or is it new to the MT kernel branch?

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by yottabit
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Google Chromecast
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Google Chromecast

Yep, Chromecast requires station-to-station and/or station-to-node forwarding in order to receive and transmit control messages. You do not need UPnP enabled.

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by yottabit
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: RouterOS v7 BETA
Topic: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 169
Views: 33916

Re: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!

Symbol: ` in WLAN SSID brake all wlan interfaces. Or even not a symbol, but a virtual WLAN. When I create a virtual WLAN and reboot hap ac^2, I don't see all interfaces and export doesn't work in the console. Is this new? 802.11 spec specifies SSID can be up to 32 bytes. It does NOT require alpha-n...
by yottabit
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 169
Views: 33916

Re: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!

yottabit - To which IP address does your router resolve upgrade.mikrotik.com (:put [:resolve upgrade.mikrotik.com])? Upgrade should work on this router without any problems. There might be some proxy server between your router and upgrade server causing this. [yottabit@rb1] > /ip dns print servers:...
by yottabit
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!
Replies: 169
Views: 33916

Re: v6.43.8 [stable] is released!

All of my MIPS devices (5x hAP ac, 2x RB951) upgraded automatically last night by script. My one ARM device (hAP ac2) did not upgrade, logging that there were no updates available. I tried to update it this morning from /system packages, and it still reports no updates are available. It's still on 6...
by yottabit
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP in client mode
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: AP in client mode

If your AP is Mikrotik, set your client device wireless mode to station-bridge. Disable its DHCP. Use any port except ether1 for the wired device. Personally in this config, I like to wipe the client device to no defaults, login with winbox by mac address, create bridge, add all ports to bridge, cre...
by yottabit
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chromecast across VLANs?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Chromecast across VLANs?

Guest mode won't work for this use. Typical Chromecast use sends commands from the phone, tablet, or computer, and the Chromecast fetches the content itself. The controlling device doesn't send content directly. But in screen/tab-casting mode, the controlling device is transcoding the media into a v...
by yottabit
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chromecast across VLANs?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Chromecast across VLANs?

Bridge the VLANs, but then there may be no point using VLANs. Or you'll need to write a rule that can forward mDNS traffic as this is the protocol Chromecast uses for advertisement and control. Chromecast is not really intended to work outside of a simple LAN environment. An alternative is to enable...
by yottabit
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]

Alright, here's what I ended up doing, in case anyone else would be interested in the same thing without using queues. Unfortunately I couldn't get the mangle rules to work when trying to 2-step connection-mark and packet-mark. Maybe I will revisit again at a later time. So far the RB962 (hAP ac) CP...
by yottabit
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]

Thanks for your reply. Turns out I did not fully disable Fast Path, doh. Now that it is off, I have created a Mangle that marks the connection based on the dst-address-list, and a Mangle that marks the packet from the connection. The next issue is that I am attempting to make this more efficient on ...
by yottabit
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Having Problems Matching Host with Firewall [SOLVED]

So this test is a pretty simple setup. Single RB962 (hAP ac) serving the whole network. Running 6.43.4. I am attempting to account for the network usage of a Chromecast. I created a firewall rule that matches the Chromecast's MAC address and adds that IP address to an address list. /ip firewall filt...
by yottabit
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPIP+IPSec Local-Address
Replies: 0
Views: 228

IPIP+IPSec Local-Address

When using the preshared key feature of IPIP tunnels to dynamically create the IPSec policy, I am glad that we can using an FQDN for the remote-address parameter. But the local-address parameter is still configured as an IP address. Does this matter? I was under the impression that if the local and ...
by yottabit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bitten by Dynamic Interface Lists
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Bitten by Dynamic Interface Lists

Just a cautionary tale for all of you out there. When the 'detnet' and dynamic interface lists were implemented a while back, I just removed them from the default configs because I didn't trust them yet, and didn't want to bother with the hassle of something trying to automate what I typically didn'...
by yottabit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPIP+IPSec, Where are the Firewall Rules?
Replies: 0
Views: 267

IPIP+IPSec, Where are the Firewall Rules?

So it's completely awesome that the preshared key option was added to IPIP setup, which automatically creates all of the tedious IPSec configuration parameters. But... how does this work (and it does work*) without 500 (IKE) and 4500 (IPSec NAT) open on the firewall? i.e., everything is configured e...
by yottabit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac² High temperature
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: hAP ac² High temperature

Sure, the Wi-Fi performance is worse, and by design. Apart from the initial issues that they have fixed, it specifically has lower EIRP and fewer chains. I actually don't use the Wi-Fi on my hAP ac2. I have it enabled for worst-case management connections only; but I feed multiple RB962 (hAP ac) int...
by yottabit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac² High temperature
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: hAP ac² High temperature

It does not "overheat," in that I have not noticed any performance problems when the router is "hot." As others have said, the heat may contribute to premature failure of the device, but that is conjecture at this point. Mine is serving a 150M/150M Internet connection with periods of high traffic ut...
by yottabit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac² High temperature
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: hAP ac² High temperature

I upgraded to the hAP ac^2 for the faster CPU over the hAP ac, because my QoS rules were hitting the CPU limit. So I'm using the CPU quite a lot, and have been running this for months in an ambient temperature of 29 C without direct airflow. It feels hot, but it must have been designed for a high op...
by yottabit
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router compromised [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 4954

Re: Router compromised [SOLVED]

You can sign up for email notifications from Mikrotik. I also follow Mikrotik's Twitter account and a non-Mikrotik Twitter account for release notices. There's a subscription field at the bottom of the downloads page: https://mikrotik.com/download Twitters: @mikrotik_com, @mikrotik_build Sent from m...
by yottabit
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ Fair Queueing How-To
Replies: 0
Views: 269

PCQ Fair Queueing How-To

I've scoured documentation on the Wiki and in the forum, and constructed a quick tutorial on how to set up ingress PCQ for managing low-rate or quota-limited Internet connections. I've tested the burst and throttling successfully, but I do have a couple remaining questions about the ring buffer beha...
by yottabit
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Forcing my TV back to 5Ghz
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Forcing my TV back to 5Ghz

Why not create a connect list rule that disallows the TV from the 2 GHz radio? Then it will not have a choice but to use the 5 GHz. I have found that all of the ChromeOS-based devices in my home (not just computers...) jump around a lot when there are multiple 5 GHz APs available with the same SSID,...
by yottabit
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WPA3
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Re: WPA3

I wonder if RouterOS offloads WPA in any way to the SoC, or whether it's done completely in software. I suspect the latter, so I'm hopeful we can get the upgrade, as long as it isn't driver-blocked by the older kernel used by RouterOS.

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by yottabit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 80 MHz Channel Extension Sequence?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: 80 MHz Channel Extension Sequence?

OK cool, so what you wrote indicates that it always extends higher first, and then lower. Indeed, that does change where I think I should put my base channel. For particularly difficult environments, it would be a nice feature if we could control the direction (i.e., allow it to extend lower first, ...
by yottabit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 80 MHz Channel Extension Sequence?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

80 MHz Channel Extension Sequence?

When setting to 80 MHz, you have the C/e notation to pick your base/control channel and extension channels. If I pick 5745 Ceee, it's common sense that the base channel is 5745, and then I would expect the extension channels to grow higher in sequence, e.g., 5745->5765->5785->5805. Likewise, if I ch...
by yottabit
Fri May 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 288
Views: 61366

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

Since your upstream speed is so low, you'll be just fine using the hAP ac as a router, even if you implement QoS in the future. If you ever get 100M+ upstream, *and* want QoS, you can buy a more powerful router for that when you need it (e.g., hAP ac2, or whatever its successor may be). Sent from my...
by yottabit
Fri May 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless woes and how to fix em :)
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: Wireless woes and how to fix em :)

Yes, by increasing the antenna gain value, the radio will automatically adapt to proper power levels for the different modulation types, as well as maintain regulatory conformance. Essentially you're "faking" a higher gain antenna, so the radio backs off appropriately to maintain the maximum EIRP th...
by yottabit
Fri May 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 288
Views: 61366

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

Startus: the hAP ac model has superior wireless over the hAP ac2, with higher radio power and 3 antenna chains per radio instead of only 2. But the hAP ac2 has a much more powerful CPU, quad-core ARM v. single-core MIPS. I am using the ac2 for my router as the ac maxes CPU for me with my QoS rules. ...
by yottabit
Thu May 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: port speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: port speed

Just don't use the Wi-Fi. I have mine disabled, too, as I use the more powerful hAP ac model for Wi-Fi. The RB3011 is also ARM, but dual-core instead of quad-core, and it costs more. I think the hAP ac2 is still the best fit. But the RB3011 would be adequate, too. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
by yottabit
Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0

Cool, let us know. And be sure WMM is enabled on all Wi-Fi interfaces you're running.

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by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0

I've had RouterOS default to a 5m lease on DHCP, and this has caused problems with Android and Chromecast devices. Should it? No, but it did.

Increasing the lease time solved that problem.

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by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: port speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: port speed

If you want to keep the config as-is, yes, you'll need a faster router. The hAP ac2 should work nicely for you with its quad-core ARM CPU.

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by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: port speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: port speed

The RB450G has 5xGbE ports and should be able to route with fast-path at over 600 Mbps. If you don't know what PCQ is, I advise you to ask the person that configured your router. If you bought it used, you need to reset to default and start over. https://mikrotik.com/product/RB450G#fndtn-testresults...
by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: port speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: port speed

You have PCQ set to 64/65M. You have a complex set of QoS rules with passthrough=yes on the rules which means the entire list is being processed for each state. I don't think fast-path can work with your QoS rules. You didn't answer to where you tested, using which model of station device, and wheth...
by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Wireless connection drop in Android 7.0, 7.1.1, 8.0

Increase group key TTL to 1h and increase DHCP lease to 1h. This nearly always fixes problems I've experienced like you describe.

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by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced Routing Failover without Scripting questions:
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Advanced Routing Failover without Scripting questions:

Google DNS is highly reliable and globally diverse. 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

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by yottabit
Wed May 09, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: port speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: port speed

What? The model number is on the label, in Webfig, in Winbox, and in the CLI. Post the output of "/export hide-sensitive" and we can also check to see if you have fastpath enabled, and expensive QoS rules, etc. Also let us know how you're testing the speed, e.g., to which sites, using Wi-Fi on which...
by yottabit
Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual traffic from your computer network.... I'm not a robot
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Unusual traffic from your computer network.... I'm not a robot

This is caused by a computer, or other device, on your network sending a flood of requests to Google. They are classifying the requests as a denial of service attempt and blocking you from the rest of their network. I've had this caused once by sending logs to myself via Gmail from an automated syst...
by yottabit
Mon May 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wired connection was flaky with MikroTik hAP ac2.
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

Re: Wired connection was flaky with MikroTik hAP ac2.

I've never met a router I liked that defaulted to 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.1.0! [emoji38]

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by yottabit
Sat May 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to PoE power CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+PC [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: How to PoE power CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+PC [SOLVED]

802.3af/at standard is "active" PoE. It requires negotiation by the devices. Passive PoE is a different, incompatible standard. Mikrotik makes Gigabit Passive PoE injectors you can use if your switch doesn't provide *passive* PoE output. Also, most Mikrotik devices accept PoE input on port ether1 on...
by yottabit
Fri May 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wired connection was flaky with MikroTik hAP ac2.
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

Re: Wired connection was flaky with MikroTik hAP ac2.

I'm using 6.42.1 on my hAP ac2, and haven't had any problems with DHCP server or client. My ISP is Frontier neé FiOS, and I have about 40 devices on the LAN. I have APs subtended from the router and am not using the router's Wi-Fi.

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by yottabit
Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bulk disconnected, group key exchange timeout
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: bulk disconnected, group key exchange timeout

Check your encryption settings, too.

Use WPA2+AES (only), or WPA+TKIP (only). Don't mix them, if at all possible.

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by yottabit
Fri May 04, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bulk disconnected, group key exchange timeout
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: bulk disconnected, group key exchange timeout

Make sure WMM is set to enabled. This fixes problems with iOS devices on my network, and makes battery life much better on Android devices.

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by yottabit
Thu May 03, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?

For those that aren't understanding why this method is easier on the CPU, it's because tracking a connection, and then looking it up in the conntrack table is far faster, and far less CPU-intensive, than deep-inspecting values in the individual packets.

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by yottabit
Wed May 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?

Here's my setup, only slightly out-of-date. I have thorough comments added as a teaching aid. This should help.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G6o ... p=drivesdk

Edit: link permissions fixed.

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by yottabit
Wed May 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: "Optimal Mangle" from "RouterOS by Example" performance?

Comment #6 is spot on. I use this methodology, what I call 2-step QoS, on a fairly involved tree queue for all egress traffic. I only have to deep inspect the first packet of a new connection, and then rely on the fast conntrack table to apply packet marks for enforcement. Using this method I can ev...
by yottabit
Wed May 02, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 288
Views: 61366

Re: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi [Not]

The internal antennas in the hAP ac2 are 90-degrees offset. Try aligning your wireless adapter antennas the same way (1 horizontal, 1 vertical, 0/90 degrees; then +45/-45 degrees), and see if this can make further difference.

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by yottabit
Tue May 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Block outbound DNS other than to our own DNS Server
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Block outbound DNS other than to our own DNS Server

Also remember that DNS operates on both udp/53 and tcp/53, so you need two rules to block them both. I set my router to use OpenDNS kid filter for DNS, then give out my router as the DNS server via DHCP. I then have firewall rules to block my kids from overriding DNS on their own computer, forcing t...
by yottabit
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna

I think sometimes given the exceptionally reasonable price of Mikrotik hardware and software, we lose sight of the economy of the whole situation. Even paying for a license upgrade, where can you find a comparable product for anywhere near this price? Coming from the Cisco/Juniper/Arista market, I'd...
by yottabit
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna

How to do it?
How to update to 4 level
You buy the license key from Mikrotik and enter the key. There are instructions in the wiki.

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by yottabit
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: RB911G-2HPnD + StationBox S + 2x Dipole Antenna

You just need to upgrade to an L4 license. I've done the same for the old RB911 5 GHz product.

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by yottabit
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic Flow analyzer in 2018?
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Traffic Flow analyzer in 2018?

You could also turn on IP accounting in RouterOS.

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by yottabit
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 288
Views: 61366

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

Surely there is a way for a Check Box to Be Added on the Check for Updates part of Winbox that Dynamically adds a Permanently Selectable Options "Update the Router Board Firmware" at the same time as the ROS Software is ( Release Candidate or Stable Etc ) updated ( may or may not require two reboot...
by yottabit
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac^2 Problems---Extremely Poor Performance found in 2.4G and 5G WiFi
Replies: 288
Views: 61366

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

I do not know whether you have upgraded the routerboard firmware as well (under system->routerboard tab) what do you mean by "upgrading the routerboard"? I installed the rc5 firmware as described by MikroTik using Winbox. Anything else i have to upgrade besides the firmware of the device? RouterOS ...
by yottabit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC2 Availability in US Very Poor [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: HAP AC2 Availability in US Very Poor [SOLVED]

It came with a US power adapter, but I can't recall if it was the US or International SKU. The country selection in the wireless band settings isn't locked, so I'm pretty sure it is the international version.

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by yottabit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: RSTP Mystery? [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 263

RSTP Mystery? [SOLVED]

I'm just starting a new network setup. It's a simple topology: <--ether3> bb01 <ether2--ether1> sw01 <ether2--ether1> sw02 <ether2--ether2> bb02 <ether3--> (to bb01) bridge1 is created on each device, with RSTP enabled. The ports listed above are added to the bridge. I can ping between them. But no ...
by yottabit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC2 Availability in US Very Poor [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: HAP AC2 Availability in US Very Poor [SOLVED]

I just bought mine from EuroDK.com. Even with international shipping, the price is about the same as in the US.

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by yottabit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP ac² High temperature
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: hAP ac² High temperature

My hAP ac2 is in a room at 27C ambient, with very little airflow. I don't use it for wireless, but it is being used for routing with an involved QoS setup, and The Dude running. I'm having no problems with it. The ARM CPUs are much more advanced than MIPS. You have to expect they will consume more e...
by yottabit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Server: Assign - Deassign
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: DHCP Server: Assign - Deassign

Curious as to why DHCP server seems to assign then, moments later deassign...see screen shot. Check the cable and intermediate equipment. I had this when the cable was damaged. Надіслано від мого Redmi Note 4, використовуючи Tapatalk You can set a longer DHCP lease time in the DHCP server settings....
by yottabit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Always have to power cycle after updating RouterOS
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Always have to power cycle after updating RouterOS

Yes, that's expected. The firmware version now matches the ROS version. That change was in 6.41 iirc.

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by yottabit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Always have to power cycle after updating RouterOS
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Always have to power cycle after updating RouterOS

Have you been updating the firmware as well as the software? System, Routerboard, Upgrade May or may not be related, but worth a shot. iirc, some firmware updates include bootloader updates, too. Or it could be the flash NAND wearing out. Are you writing logs to the (internal) flash? Sent from my Pi...
by yottabit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sniffer capture split into multiple files
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Sniffer capture split into multiple files

The easiest way is to do port mirroring and send all traffic to be captured to selected port where proper hardware could be used to store incoming data.
Yes, port mirroring to an external device (running wire shark) is the proper method. Beat me to it.

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by yottabit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox x64 version, please???
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

winbox x64 version, please???

Has anyone ever heard of Mikrotik referencing a possible x64 native version of winbox? I only run winbox in Linux, and a very specific distro I'm using right now does not have wine32 support (only wine x64). As such, I cannot fulfill the dependencies required to run winbox. x64 Windows has been arou...
by yottabit
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Free Wi-Fi Client Monitoring Software
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Looking for Free Wi-Fi Client Monitoring Software

Good point. I was put off by that product due to only having 27 dBm EIRP, but I don't actually need the wireless functionality. The testing data shows it is significantly faster processing QoS than the hEX. They're cheap. I guess I'll just buy one and see how it works out. I really, really wish Mikr...
by yottabit
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Free Wi-Fi Client Monitoring Software
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Looking for Free Wi-Fi Client Monitoring Software

Hey everyone, I have a couple dozen stations connected against three hAP ac units. I have all three units logging to a syslog server, which is handy for correlating events when troubleshooting. But sometimes I would just like to visually see which Wi-Fi stations are connected to which AP. Or even ju...
by yottabit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal AC short distance bad actual rate
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: NetMetal AC short distance bad actual rate

Also I think the band you've chosen is uni-2, which in the regulatory domain of United States limits you to 220 mW. Try setting to 5.7 GHz uni-3 band, which is allowed at full 1W. May not apply to your locale, but worth a shot. Some netmetal 5 radios can even support greater powers, 1.3W I think, de...
by yottabit
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

I've upgraded all my Routerboards without any problems.

I suggest doing a backup first of course, in case something goes wrong and you need to revert.
by yottabit
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mAP Lite as travel router?
Replies: 11
Views: 4044

Re: mAP Lite as travel router?

Yes, should work just the same. I think all Routerboards with Wi-Fi support this mode since implementation of the "repeater mode" several versions of RouterOS ago.
by yottabit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wapAc 802.11ac tx rate won't go above 54mbps
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: wapAc 802.11ac tx rate won't go above 54mbps

Intel Wi-Fi drivers are *horrendous*. Seriously, I've lost years off my life expectancy because of them. They're slightly better on Linux than Windows, but still awful. I ended up attaching a Routerboard in station bridge mode via Ethernet to my computers with fixed Intel Wi-Fi. Sent from my Pixel X...
by yottabit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac lite or RB951Ui-2HnD for In room Wifi Solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac lite or RB951Ui-2HnD for In room Wifi Solutions

The hAP ac lite has much lower radio power. Don't look only at antenna gain. The difference in gain between 2.0-2.5 dBi is negligible. Remember dB is a logarithmic scale. Since you only need coverage for a small area, the hAP ac lite would be ideal since its signal will not propagate as far (you can...
by yottabit
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IGMP Snooping Does Not Disable HW Offload?
Replies: 0
Views: 581

IGMP Snooping Does Not Disable HW Offload?

According to the wiki , if IGMP Snooping is Enabled on the QCA8337 (hAP ac), this should disable the hardware offload feature of the switch. However, RouterOS isn't indicating that this is happening. So which is it? I would like IGMP Snooping enabled, but I don't want to sacrifice hardware offload. ...
by yottabit
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Hi everybody, today I heavily studied this thread to configure a RBmAP2nD as traveling wlan router. Thanks to all contributors and especially to yottabit for his google doc with the export. With this lines I could adapt it to the RBmAP2nD with only one wireless antenna. Now I've only the problem de...
by yottabit
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mAP Lite as travel router?
Replies: 11
Views: 4044

Re: mAP Lite as travel router?

I can always use ether1 to get in if I bjork up the station Wi-Fi parameters. Slightly annoying, but really not that big of a deal, even with my Chromebook. I think the solution to this would be if MikroTik could make the default station scan mode operate in the Background Scan mode like they allow ...
by yottabit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mAP Lite as travel router?
Replies: 11
Views: 4044

Re: mAP Lite as travel router?

Here's my config, for reference. Note there is one other change I made that may or may not make a difference. Since I'm using the new 6.41 now, there are these address lists called LAN and WAN that have a special significance. The default srcnat masquerade firewall rule is out-interface=WAN but I ch...
by yottabit
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mAP Lite as travel router?
Replies: 11
Views: 4044

Re: mAP Lite as travel router?

Yes, it's perfect for this. I use it in hotels to enable Chromecast on the hotel TV, and on airplanes to share a single Wi-Fi purchase with my family or coworkers. Specific answers: 1. Yes, but the configuration is a bit tricky. First you need to create a Virtual AP on top of the base radio interfac...
by yottabit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 29353

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Would the Wireless Wire product be capable of operating indoors, in a residential construction home? i.e., drywall, wood, no metal structures. What sort of speed could I expect passing through 1 or 2 gypsum drywalls?
by yottabit
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Failed to run RouterOS v6.27 in the FreeBSD/bhyve VM
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Failed to run RouterOS v6.27 in the FreeBSD/bhyve VM

How did you get RouterOS installed in a bhyve VM? I can't get past the bhyve UEFI shell when trying to boot the ISO to install.
by yottabit
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: increase log timestamp granularity
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Feature Request: increase log timestamp granularity

Feature request: increase log timestamp granularity from whole seconds to milliseconds. Otherwise it can be difficult to correlate events when a dozen or more hit within the same second.
by yottabit
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Better Log Granularity
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Better Log Granularity

Feature request: increase log timestamp granularity from whole seconds to milliseconds. Otherwise it can be difficult to correlate events when a dozen or more hit within the same second.
by yottabit
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

Re: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?

There is the hap, hap lite, hap ac, and hap ac lite. They're all for different models with different SoCs. But the hap lite is the only one that uses smips build. iirc, they won't attempt an upgrade if you upload the wrong architecture. So in your case something went wrong, but hard to say what. Jus...
by yottabit
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

Re: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?

hap lite and hap ac lite are different products.
by yottabit
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Yes, my config was built using 6.35rc and applies also to the current release of 6.35. You still need to activate the new wireless-rep package per my instructions as it's not the default wireless package yet.
by yottabit
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

There are no typos; this was a copy & paste from a running config export. What model of RouterBoard are you using? If you're not using the exact same model, you will need to make adjustments to the script. And if you have not updated to the new RouterOS v6.35, and enabled the new wireless-rep packag...
by yottabit
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

I'd really appreciate a working config that I can dig through to understand. My other problem is finding a sequence of steps to get from the factory-default RBmAPL-n2D WISP AP configuration to one where the (only) Ethernet interface is on the LAN without losing Winbox connectability. (I can always ...
by yottabit
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Took me a while to get around to it, but here's the config I'm using successfully for this setup. Feel free to use and modify as-needed!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gdy ... YnDcLFv6aU
by yottabit
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

It's still under test and development, with new updates released sometimes multiple times per day. I suggest you enable debug prefix for wireless logging to see more information about disconnects. Upgrade often, too. And when you have the disconnect problem, post in the forum topic for the release c...
by yottabit
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

I haven't had the problem, but I haven't used it on mAP. In order to do simultaneous station + AP you will need wireless-rep package. The earlier wireless packages do not support this operating mode, and when I've tried in the past the station will work but not broadcast any AP when a Virtual AP is ...
by yottabit
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

I´ve tried to upgrade my "hap lite" (smips) from rc21 with wireless-rep to rc25 via winbox: System -> Packages. This doesn´t work with the following error: ERROR: not enough disk space, 7.7MiB is required and only 7.1 MiB is free. Have you tried from a fresh boot (i.e., empty ramdisk)? If it still ...
by yottabit
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Yes it can. Change wlan1 to station pseudobridge, connect it to a Wi-Fi network by using the scan function. (Remember to setup a security profile if needed for Wi-Fi encryption.) Then setup firewall to src NAT that interface. Create a Virtual AP on the same interface. Ensure both wlan1 and the Virtu...
by yottabit
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Running rc21 just now on rb962 (hAP ac). I started with a blank config and ended up in a boot loop: Changed wlan1 (2 GHz) to station pseudobridge Scanned Chose a network Clicked connect Appeared to start connecting and then the router rebooted and got stuck in a boot loop. I had to clear the config...
by yottabit
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

No, probably a disadvantage in performance and/or reliability, actually. Specifically this breaks layer-2 since you can't bridge multiple MAC addresses across station mode per 802.11 spec. So you end up using Station Pseudobridge mode which does a sort of NAT for MAC addresses. WDS avoids all that m...
by yottabit
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Connection to non-Mikrotik and still use one radio for station and AP modes simultaneously.
by yottabit
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

One suggestion for this release if at all possible, or the very next release: file manipulation in Webfig. Per this topic from eight years ago, the only way to move files within RouterOS is by using Winbox or by FTP to locahost. I'm fine with that as I enjoy Winbox and use it very often. However, no...
by yottabit
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!

Running rc21 just now on rb962 (hAP ac). I started with a blank config and ended up in a boot loop: Changed wlan1 (2 GHz) to station pseudobridge Scanned Chose a network Clicked connect Appeared to start connecting and then the router rebooted and got stuck in a boot loop. I had to clear the config....
by yottabit
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: nslookup on Mikrotik
Replies: 11
Views: 28582

Re: nslookup on Mikrotik

Friendly bump to see if anyone has tips for forcing the :resolve command to use an external server?
by yottabit
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: nslookup on Mikrotik
Replies: 11
Views: 28582

Re: nslookup on Mikrotik

I have a static IP mapping for a host to resolve to an internal IP. However, in my script I want to resolve the public IP by using an external DNS server. Seems simple enough with the ":resolve <host> [server=1.2.3.4]" script command, but it's not working for me. It seems the :resolve command is alw...
by yottabit
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

I tried that and it didint work, virtual interfaces can be set to station, but they cant scan for networks.. Did you try my second thought? Setting the main physical interface to Station and then adding a Virtual AP on top? I gave away my test RBs recently so I don't have any extras I can use to te...
by yottabit
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

The repeater mode allows you to make a client and an AP both on the same physical interface. You don't need two interfaces. That is the best about this new feature. It seems some of the above posters missed that. Hi Normis, What is required to have this work? Should only Virtual interfaces be used?...
by yottabit
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re: v6.35rc is released, new wireless package!

wireless-rep means repeater, yes. it also has a new wireless driver and many other new features, so It can't be placed as default yet. I would propose a new wireless package for testing should just be called something such as "wireless-test", and stable wireless packages should be called, e.g., "wi...
by yottabit
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.35rc [release candidate] is released, new wireless package!
Replies: 537
Views: 105910

Re:

Do we need repeater function? It will be probably easier to configure than wds, maybe it will bring compatibility with other vendor's APs, but do we really need it? I think this is intended to address what is commonly called WISP mode in other vendors' equipment, where the single radio can operate ...
by yottabit
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

IT'S HAPPENING!

http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php ... ep#p518473

RouterOS 6.35rc1 has a new wireless-rep package for Station+AP mode!

Documentation still lacking, and unsure if *all* chipsets, or just a subset, will support this.
by yottabit
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

Re: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?

Great news! Thank you!
by yottabit
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?
Replies: 7
Views: 4248

hAP ac lite product uses SMIPS or MIPSBE?

The RouterOS download page only lists the "hap lite" product under smips architecture, and the new "hap ac lite" product isn't mentioned. Which architecture does it use?
by yottabit
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Of course. All Routerboards can do this.
by yottabit
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

I wish it were a feature, too. But now that we have the ridiculously cheap hAP lite model, well I just buy two of them and rubberband them together. One in station bridge, and the other in AP NAT routing mode. Better performance anyway, and you could even pick the hAP model for higher-powered (full ...
by yottabit
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leaking of upstream
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Leaking of upstream

Dst-port from outside, not src-port.
by yottabit
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Other vendors, such as TP-Link implement simultaneous station + AP mode in Atheros chipset. It is a very useful feature for, e.g., creating small AP cell in a hotel WiFi environment. The Atheros chipset supports it, so it would be nice if Router OS would implement.
by yottabit
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

I just tried again with my new hAP lite, RouterOS v6.27.

Still doesn't work. :-(

akoni@, why do you think this WISP Client mode is supported? The "WISP" QuickSet does not configure for the mode we're trying to implement here in this thread.
by yottabit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: expand and boost my wireless
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: expand and boost my wireless

Connect multiple APs by wire, and configure APs on non-overlapping channels (i.e., 1, 6, 11, in the US) is always best. However, if there is no feasible way to connect by wire, WDS works great. Just keep in mind you'll get half the bandwidth since the radio will split the time between AP mode servin...
by yottabit
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB922 / NetMetal 5 Channel Selection Not Working
Replies: 0
Views: 629

RB922 / NetMetal 5 Channel Selection Not Working

No matter which channel I select on the NetMetal 5, it always transmits on Ch 36. I think this explains why I could never get a strong signal when running in country-regulatory mode since in the US the UNII-1 band is limited to 50 mW. I was able to get a much better signal when I went to manual-powe...
by yottabit
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal low wireless thruput
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: NetMetal low wireless thruput

i am use 922UAGS-5HPacT have the same problem. intel 7260AC connet 922UAGS-5HPacT work on a/n/ac mode 54Mbps,but work on a/n mode 270mbps. :? This is not quite the same problem since you're using a non-MT station, but I had to chime in here. The Intel 7260 AC radio is a complete piece of crap. If y...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: NetMetal low wireless thruput
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: NetMetal low wireless thruput

i am use 922UAGS-5HPacT have the same problem. intel 7260AC connet 922UAGS-5HPacT work on a/n/ac mode 54Mbps,but work on a/n mode 270mbps. :? This is not quite the same problem since you're using a non-MT station, but I had to chime in here. The Intel 7260 AC radio is a complete piece of crap. If y...
by yottabit
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.28 RC testing
Replies: 42
Views: 14862

Re: v6.28 RC testing

+1 to the .11ac chipset reporting Current Tx Power.
by yottabit
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4731

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

for me wireless-fp and new v6.19 gave every mk wireless device much more stability, better throughoutput....so I recommnend it... I'm a bit hesitating in upgrading to 6.19. It wouldn't be the first time that while halfway the upgrading of my entire network some reports surface on this forum still s...
by yottabit
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless-fp and packetloss [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

Re: New wireless-fp and packetloss

uldis, I have upgraded to 6.17 and re-activated wireless-fp.

So far I've had a couple very minor drop-outs but I think I can chalk them up to multi-path interference due to the locations at the times.

I'll keep an eye out for it and send in a supout if I can catch it happening again.
by yottabit
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces
Replies: 24
Views: 11384

Re: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces

Maybe you're using some WiFi client I've never used, but in my experience with mobiles and computers, when the WiFi client jumps from one AP to another AP on the same network and with same SSID, the interface flaps and TCP connections are dropped. I'll play around with this sometime in the next week...
by yottabit
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That
Replies: 53
Views: 9524

Re: UNII-2, Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

MikroTik RouterBoards do operate in the U-NII-1/2/3 bands, but under the ISM rules. I have used all three bands successfully. Keep in mind that US regulatory rules limit power in the different bands. Band 1 is limited to 50 mW, Band 2 is limited to 200 or 250 mW (can't remember which), and Band 3 is...
by yottabit
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces
Replies: 24
Views: 11384

Re: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces

Ok, seamless then. :D User wokinit wants seamless handoff, and that is not possible. TCP sessions will be disrupted and the application will have to reestablish.
by yottabit
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless-fp and packetloss [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

Re: New wireless-fp and packetloss

I am using a BaseBox 5 (912UAG-5HPnD) which is basically an RB912. I have a 2.4 GHz radio interface added (R11e-2HPnD), but it's lightly used (only by Chromecast units, really). All other devices are using 5 GHz with U-NII-3 Ce (40 MHz) configuration. The stalling seems to happen only my Android dev...
by yottabit
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4731

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

I'd love to, but it's too sporadic and nothing shows in the logs, not even with debug log enabled. So it is what it is, for now.
by yottabit
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4731

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

LOL. Can't we all just get along? I really wish they could get a few of these wireless incompatibilities and annoyances worked out.
by yottabit
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces
Replies: 24
Views: 11384

Re: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces

That's all well and good, but it is not transparent handoff like one would expect when using that term. Think 3G/4G handoff. That is not possible with standard 802.11. The decision to switch is the client's, and there is no coordination.
by yottabit
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces
Replies: 24
Views: 11384

Re: Wireless mesh with ethernet interfaces

Transparent transition between APs is not possible. This is not what WDS Mesh means. And this is not specified in the 802.11 standards. Some vendors (e.g., Cisco) implement this possibility I think using proprietary extensions and wireless controllers, but at great cost. I'm hoping someday the Mikro...
by yottabit
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4731

Re: Is wireless-fp useful for something besides CAPsMAN?

I, on the other hand, have had intermittent wireless stalling issues with Android devices when using wireless-fp package with no other changes. Problems stopped when going back to legacy wireless package.
by yottabit
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mikrotik BaseBox as simultaneous dual band AP
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: mikrotik BaseBox as simultaneous dual band AP

I am using a BaseBox 5 and have added in a 2.4 GHz radio interface card. I'm using 5 dBi gain antennas and everything is working great.

1W power for both 5 GHz and 2 GHz in a single enclosure with PoE is attractive.
by yottabit
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless-fp and packetloss [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

Re: New wireless-fp and packetloss

On a semi-related note, I have been having occasional stalling with Android clients when using wireless-fp package. I have reverted back to the legacy wireless package and haven't had an issue since. When the connection stalls with wireless-fp, the client will be unable to access any network resourc...
by yottabit
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?

I question whether I should block the whole subnet since 172.16.42.1 is the default gateway and DNS, but I tried anyway to see what would happen. No effect. e # jul/08/2014 00:04:43 by RouterOS 6.15 # software id = 0ZZB-EWWY # /interface bridge add l2mtu=1600 name=bridge1 /interface wireless set [ f...
by yottabit
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?

Your reject rule needs to be on the forward chain not the input chain.
Thank you. I made that change but it had no effect.

I admit I'm practically useless with Linux ip tables. I'll have to study up. But any other ideas in the meantime are appreciated.
by yottabit
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

How to firewall LAN for Hotspot users?

Hi Folks, I'm trying to firewall hotspot users from reaching 172.16.42.2-172.16.42.254, but not having luck. What am I missing here? [admin@rb1.domehq] > export compact hide-sensitive # jul/07/2014 15:12:05 by RouterOS 6.15 # software id = 0ZZB-EWWY # /interface bridge add l2mtu=1600 name=bridge1 /i...
by yottabit
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

I have two networks using WDS links between RouterBoards. No problems with them. But when I'm in a foreign environment and I want to join the Wi-Fi network and broadcast my own AP, I apparently cannot do that with RouterOS unless the foreign Wi-Fi is Atheros/Ubnt/TP-Link and I can use WDS. The $25 T...
by yottabit
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Re: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?

Why do you wish to take board out of case? My tool box goes to t2
Needed to install second radio interface and antenna pigtails.
by yottabit
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Re: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?

It's a T8 size for anyone curious. No, you probably don't have it laying around, either. Most kits of Torx bits only go down to a T10 if you're lucky. Latvia must have a shortage of slotted or Philips screws. :-|
by yottabit
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Re: BaseBox (RB912-OUT) neat disassembly. How to?

Teeny tiny Torx screws? *sigh*
by yottabit
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enclosure for four (4) antennas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Enclosure for four (4) antennas?

Awesome, that's perfect!!
by yottabit
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enclosure for four (4) antennas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Enclosure for four (4) antennas?

That works! Nice recommendation, thanks!

It's a bit large for indoor use, and having to use the PoE pigtail will be unsightly, but I think it's workable.

Maybe in the future Mikrotik can offer the CA411-711 with an extra hole & grommet for that 4th antenna? ;-)
by yottabit
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

Not all manufacturer WDS modes are compatible. You can try to use mode=ap-bridge and create a WDS interface to interconnect with your main AP. Then bridge together Wireless interface with WDS interface. I think I did try your suggestion. When I had the RB set to ap-bridge, using the same channel, S...
by yottabit
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enclosure for four (4) antennas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Enclosure for four (4) antennas?

I was considering buying an RB912 along with the R11e radio card. This optimum configuration would require four antennas, but the only case I see on RouterBoard.com that fits this model with the daughterboard is the CA411-711 and it only has three (3) holes for antennas. How is everyone else doing t...
by yottabit
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

jarda, Unfortunately no luck. If I have the radio in AP Bridge mode, I can add a WDS subinterface but there doesn't seem to be any way to actually configure it for an SSID, channel, or security profile. If I use Client WDS or Slave WDS modes, the wireless debug log complains that the other device is...
by yottabit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

You can use AP bridge mode and add a WDS link (virtual interface) that connects to another AP. Than add virtual AP for connecting the clients. Routing/bridging is possible as wds link is independent interface to virtual AP from the L2/L3 point of view because they have their own mac addresses and i...
by yottabit
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

Sadly, nothing yet. This is one of a few small features I'm missing in order for RouterOS to be a complete replacement for every type of router & firewall I use. For now, when WISP is needed, I have to resort to crappy, low-powered, cheap TP-Link pocket routers. For Chromecast specifically, I like t...
by yottabit
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: US FCC to Relax Rules in the 5 GHz UNII-1 Band
Replies: 6
Views: 3142

US FCC to Relax Rules in the 5 GHz UNII-1 Band

Big news! Will soon be able to go to full 1000 mW in the 5 GHz UNII-1 band! http://www.revolutionwifi.net/2014/03/fcc-eases-restrictions-on-5ghz-unii-1.html Hopefully these new rules can be added to the country domain settings for the US in an upcoming RouterOS update. And hopefully most (all?) of t...
by yottabit
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

Alright, I'm giving up. Here's what I've been able to determine: RB can only connect to non-RB WiFi AP when Wireless mode set to "station" or "station bridge" (other modes try to negotiate WDS). When in "station" or "station bridge" mode, the Virtual AP function doesn't work (the SSID is never broad...
by yottabit
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Re: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Cli

Well I've discovered that the Virtual AP SSID is only advertised/broadcast with the main wlan1 is set to "ap bridge" mode. If I set wlan1 to "station" or "station pseudobridge" it seems Virtual AP is disabled. Is this by design? Is there some way around it? What am I missing? Seems like with all of ...
by yottabit
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?
Replies: 67
Views: 55393

Set Wireless to Station + AP Mode Simultaneous? WISP Client?

Hi Everyone, I'm trying without any success to turn an RB951-2n into a WISP client that will NAT not only the Ether ports but also as a Wi-Fi AP, too. I'm just doing this as proof-of-concept and to further my knowledge of RouterOS. I've done this with TP-Link products, but I'm really having a proble...
by yottabit
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751G-2HnD Transmit Power Level
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

Re: RB751G-2HnD Transmit Power Level

Alright so if I change Frequency Mode from regulatory-domain to manual-txpower, I can now get up to 27 dBm output power. Unfortunately when I do that, the CCQ plummets to 20% average and the Mikrotik Bandwidth Test goes from 80 Mbps Rx to 6 Mbps Rx. So I'm going to assume the problem with this model...
by yottabit
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB751G-2HnD Transmit Power Level
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

RB751G-2HnD Transmit Power Level

The RB751G spec is 1000 mW output power (31 dBm). However, running RouterOS 6.7 with Tx Power Mode set to Card Rates and Tx Power set to 30 dBm, the Current Tx Power is only 17 dBm. Running in United States regulatory domain, and 1000 mW is max allowable for 2.4 GHz. [admin@rb1.domehq] > interface w...
by yottabit
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems Chaining 911G-5HPnD by Eth to 751G-2HnD
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Problems Chaining 911G-5HPnD by Eth to 751G-2HnD

Well been running v5.26 on both RBs now for two weeks with zero problems. Guess I'm staying in the old release. The killer feature for me on v6 was partitions, really. I probably won't have time to mess with it on v6 again for at least a month. When I do get time, if I feel like it's even worth it, ...
by yottabit
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problems Chaining 911G-5HPnD by Eth to 751G-2HnD
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Problems Chaining 911G-5HPnD by Eth to 751G-2HnD

Hi RouterOS Wizards, I have a 751G in simple AP mode. Eth1-5 and WiFi are in Bridged mode. The LAN is plugged into Eth1. Plugged into another of the Eth ports is a 911G, with a L4 license upgrade to run in AP mode, too. The problem is when I'm running RouterOS 6.x (tested with 6.1 all the way to 6.5...
by yottabit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max Tx Power Not Achievable on RB911G-5HPnD (SOLVED-ish)
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Re: Max Tx Power Not Achievable on RB911G-5HPnD

Nevermind, I just figured it out. But there might be a bug involved here, too? After running a sweeper I noticed my frequency selection never took effect. The lowest channel (#36, 5180 MHz) was always being used, regardless what the RB was configured to use. Turns out, when DFS Mode is set to anythi...
by yottabit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Max Tx Power Not Achievable on RB911G-5HPnD (SOLVED-ish)
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Max Tx Power Not Achievable on RB911G-5HPnD (SOLVED-ish)

The RB911G-5HPnD product page states the radio has a 1000 mW output power (+30 dBm). Couple problems here: * 802.11a/n 5 GHz operation in the United States specifies a maximum power level of 50 mW (+17 dBm), 250 mW (+24 dBm), or 1000 mW (+30 dBm) for different channels ( U-NII 1/2/3 ) in the band, a...
by yottabit
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.2 released
Replies: 247
Views: 89943

Re: v6.2 released

Running RB751G on v6.1 with firmware 3.02. Upgrade to v6.2 works, but trying to upgrade attempt to firmware 3.09 causes the RB to hang on reboot. Ethernet activity lights flash but not the Wi-Fi activity light, can't login, and the Ethernet switch doesn't function. Hard power cycling recovers the RB...
by yottabit
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB911G-5HPnD LEDs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: RB911G-5HPnD LEDs?

In RouterOS v6.1 LED presets start working after the reboot. This will be improved in the next version to make them work immediately. Alright, did the reboot and they work now as you advised. However, two things: 1. I was hoping to get a meter that would use all five LEDs to scale based on throughp...
by yottabit
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB911G-5HPnD LEDs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

RB911G-5HPnD LEDs?

I have upgraded to RouterOS 6.1, firmware 3.07, and an L4 license.

Currently running in simple bridge AP mode.

I'm unable to get the five user LEDs to do anything, no matter which settings I use. Anyone have a similar problem or resolution?

Thanks!
by yottabit
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New AP setup won't connect to network
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: New AP setup won't connect to network

When you create the Virtual AP instance and set its wlan-master to wlan1, etc., you're only doing that so it inherits the radio properties. This doesn't automatically bridge the new virtual interface. You need to go to the Bridge setup and Add a Port, selecting the new Virtual AP interface. Then the...