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by haik01
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox config files
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Winbox config files

Hello, Where does Winbox store it's configuration files? I mean the list of the sites so I can click easy. Is it a separate file, or does it store in the executable? I am getting a new computer and I need to transfer the old Winbox to the new computer. Is it enough to just copy winbox.exe to the new...
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Help

What do you mean "aligning in 6.5"? What does that mean?
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Troubles with LHG 5 ac bridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Troubles with LHG 5 ac bridge.

btest uses only ONE core of the router. So if you have a CCR with 4 cores, it will use only 1 core, and the other three will be idle. ALWAYS use iPerf, or better: real file transfer a traffic what the end user will use. For example: Database is in location 1, and user is in location 2. He (or she) s...
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP lite ac Country, Frequency and Frequency mode
Replies: 13
Views: 5086

Re: hAP lite ac Country, Frequency and Frequency mode

If he claims that it is an international version, bring the device to him, and let him set it up correct for you. Het sold it, he got the money, he should solve it.

Done.
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Secure mounting of cAP AC
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: Secure mounting of cAP AC

Put a Dobermann under the cAP, feed it from time to time, and go for a walk with it.....

But seriously: can you not mount it in a place where no one can touch it?
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LTE wireless problem
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: LTE wireless problem

What router did you buy?

It is the same saying: "I bought a car, but it does not drive... what now?"
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: winbox x64 version, please???
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: winbox x64 version, please???

What is the pint (of gain) to have a 64 bit version of WinBox? For a program of 384 kB? 64 bit version?

I do not see the point of developing it.
by haik01
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Out of disk space - upgrading hAP Lite from v6.35 to v6.35.2
Replies: 20
Views: 12365

Re: Out of disk space - upgrading hAP Lite from v6.35 to v6.35.2

No, worse than floppy disks...... Punch cards..... :D
by haik01
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB1100ahx4 hotspot / unifi problem
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: RB1100ahx4 hotspot / unifi problem

Put the Unifi controller in the SAME subnet as the guest users. Put it in a walled garden (with it's MAC address), so that the controller does not need to authenticate. Then you can access it through the cloud function of the controller. A better way to do it, is keep all the AP's and the controller...
by haik01
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN and unmanaged switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN and unmanaged switch

Some brands are not compatible with Mikrotik. Old 3Com switches are not very friendly to Mikrotik.

Old HP Procurve (10/100).... no problems.
by haik01
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please, help for Mikrotik WiFi network
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Please, help for Mikrotik WiFi network

I agree with jspool. This is not a "home brew project", but a serious design. The satisfaction of the hotel guests are important. And nowadays, since the hotel is going to charge money for the access, the clients will demand GOOD internet. They paid for it! So how are YOU going to make "good interne...
by haik01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR1072 - CPU issue since last sofware + firmware updae - Can not connect via SSH, API and terminal not load
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: CCR1072 - CPU issue since last sofware + firmware updae - Can not connect via SSH, API and terminal not load

Not the most elegant solution, go back to the stable version. I assume your clients want a stable connection, and that the device does not work 3 x per week. That is NOT reliable.
by haik01
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remote update of RouterOS to 6.41.3
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Remote update of RouterOS to 6.41.3

I have done it fist at home, at a test bed. No problems. Then a remote location which was a RB2011 and a PPTP VPN link. It worked. I kept my fingers crossed. First of course I tried the remote AP's to update so if they fail, only one AP will fail, and not the main router (RB2011). But once all 5 AP'...
by haik01
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Type of equipments (AP) needed for hotspot over 1000 users?
Replies: 11
Views: 4646

Re: Type of equipments (AP) needed for hotspot over 1000 users?

Also important, are these users all at the same time active? Or are they idle? That is VERY important! Or do they sit, and all watch YouTube movies all the time? Or just do mail check, Facebook updates etc.... You should know your users, what they do, how they spend the time online etc.... From that...
by haik01
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Optimal Hardware, Outdoor 1/4mile
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Optimal Hardware, Outdoor 1/4mile

First determine, how much traffic is going to go through the wireless part? How many Mbps do you need. The same as this: You need to get from point A to point B. Your choice is a car. But you can choose a Toyota Aygo, or a Ferrari. Both will do the trick (bring you to the end point) Only the Ferrari...
by haik01
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Nat
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Mikrotik Nat

I do not get it. What do you want? That the two PLC's can talk to each other as well as reaching other networks? Or are they supposed to be only going to "the internet"? If all ports are in bridge, then of course you get problems. Change one of the IP's to an unused IP in the same range and then the...
by haik01
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: need advice on choosing a device
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: need advice on choosing a device

Make sure you take this into account: Total limit is 2.8A@24V That means, that if you have 5 identical devices they should not draw more than 560 mA PER UNIT. That is approximately 12W per unit. The WAP AC is 12W. So it `might` or might not work. Secondary solution: Buy a 48V adapter and power the C...
by haik01
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Useful tools and utilities disappeared
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Useful tools and utilities disappeared

I agree. If you run the test between two Mikrotik's, the result should show pretty close to what the USER will experience. Maybe you should specify the ethernet port from where and to where the test should be running. Since I do not have full access to the "remote" location. Of course, VPN and telne...
by haik01
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ubiquiti AirFiber x5 v4.1- RX Error FCS
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: Ubiquiti AirFiber x5 v4.1- RX Error FCS

Since Mikrotik does not know that there is a WiFi bridge or AP or whatever (it can only look until the UTP port of the Airbibre), the message is NOT related to the radio part of the Airfibre. Check the cable to the Airfibre. I also noticed, that some LAN card manufacturers (certain Intel cards, 3COM...
by haik01
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 10387

Re: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]

nstream and nv2 are Mikrotik propriety protocols which will work ONLY between two Mikrotik's. It will NOT work betwen a mobile phone / tablet / laptop and Mikrotik AP.

These protocols are used for point to point connections.


So set it to 802.11 protocol, so every phone / tablet will recognize it.
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik as a secure gateway behind public WLAN
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Mikrotik as a secure gateway behind public WLAN

Is option B mandatory? I mean, is it needed that the clients use 192.168.54.0? Are they not happy with the DHCP from the public WLAN?
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???
Replies: 9
Views: 5235

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???

The higher gain does NOT make the antenna directional. There are omni directional antenna's with 1 dBi, but also with 7 or higher. And they are still omni. It is the physical construction of the antenna which determines the radiation pattern. Of course, if you have a panel antenna which "shoots" int...
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Android MikroTik Btest Compatible App
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Re: Android MikroTik Btest Compatible App

Get a Windows phone. Then you do not need to emulate.... :D
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???
Replies: 9
Views: 5235

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???

https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=102908 Most of mikrotik wifi devices (90%) suffer the same problem and Mikrotik lies about it and does nothing to fix it. Access points are not able to utilize full wifi speed on 2.4ghz with most of mobile phones (except high-end models). Phones get lo...
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???
Replies: 9
Views: 5235

Re: Mikrotik hAP ac lite Antenna Gain Info Misleading???

A difference of 0,5 dB in the "open field" (I mean not laboratory) you cannot measure. Heck, even 2 dB difference you will not notice, if your WiFi is correctly planned. I work 18 years in the mobile world, and the gain of the antenna's are usually not really taken into account. Except on profession...
by haik01
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Router OS cant boot up after latest update
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Router OS cant boot up after latest update

That is why you need to make a BACKUP (on the PC!!!) before upgrading. Also, make sure that you download the firmware of the WORKING version NOW before upgrading (after upgrade it is possible that the router starts to reboot, and there is no internet access). That way, you can easily start Netinstal...
by haik01
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: redirect all traffic to internet trough vpn on second router
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: redirect all traffic to internet trough vpn

/IP / ROUTES

Dst address: 0.0.0.0/24
Gateway: <select gateway you want the traffic to go to>
Distance :1
by haik01
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 10387

Re: 5GHz Wi-Fi problem on hAP ac lite [SOLVED]

/interface wireless nstreme


This should be 802.11. Normal PC's and phone cannot talk Mikrotik propriety protocol (unless you have flashed your Android phone with Router OS.... :D )
by haik01
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Type of equipments (AP) needed for hotspot over 1000 users?
Replies: 11
Views: 4646

Re: Type of equipments (AP) needed for hotspot over 1000 users?

How big is the area? Is it a convention hall? Exhibition place? Stadium? If you have open area's, I would really consider other vendors like Xirrus, Aruba, Ruckus. Yes, I know you do not want it, and yes we all love Mikrotik, but this setup will not work with Mikrotik. But these brands specialize in...
by haik01
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: OpenWrt for ARM-based RB1100AHx4
Replies: 9
Views: 4903

Re: OpenWrt for ARM-based RB1100AHx4

Why would you run OpenWRT on the RB1100? Is is not performing? Is it not conforming your expectations?
by haik01
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't Remote my Router
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Can't Remote my Router

Did it work before? What EXACTLY was changed since it worked? All the steps are crucial.
by haik01
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTsq 5ac slow file transfer speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: SXTsq 5ac slow file transfer speed

Please use real PC's and file servers (NAS on the other end). Do NOT use the internal test of Mikrotik.

Make sure all your LAN components are Gbit, and tested. Cables, LAN cards on PC, switches etc...
by haik01
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: USB WIFI
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Re: USB WIFI

Buy a Teltonika modem. That is a real UMTS / LTE modem, with a LAN output. it runs on Luci.

It even has OSPF, MPLS etc...
by haik01
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011 - disable blue SFP LED
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: RB2011 - disable blue SFP LED

The easy way: Use a bit of black DUCT tape. Works perfectly.

The hard way: wait till someone form Mikrotik support will answer.
by haik01
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How do I enable Privacy on WiFi
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: How do I enable Privacy on WiFi

What version of RouterOS are you running?
by haik01
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot HA and load sharing with VRRP
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Hotspot HA and load sharing with VRRP

Where are the VLAN's needed for?
by haik01
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTsq 5ac slow file transfer speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: SXTsq 5ac slow file transfer speed

What program or equipment do you use to measure the speed?
by haik01
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP - Network Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: WISP - Network Designer Wanted

Well, still a big place: Midwest USA....

Please specify state and city. Or do you want everything done remotely?
by haik01
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New wireless boards cant see ip address on winbox
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: New wireless boards cant see ip address on winbox

What RouterOS versions do you use?

Is your PC's IP fixed, or do you get it from a DHCP server? Is the server on Mikrotik?

And of course, you cannot see in neighbours yourself.
by haik01
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WISP - Network Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: WISP - Network Designer Wanted

What country or region are we talking about?
by haik01
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why doesn't watchdog turn off
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Why doesn't watchdog turn off

I assume you used Winbox. What happens if you do it from command line?
by haik01
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot with multiple AP different locations one Radius server possible? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Hotspot with multiple AP different locations one Radius server possible? [SOLVED]

Who decides how long a user can be online? Capsman or Radius?
by haik01
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Autoblock IP address
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Re: How Autoblock IP address

Are you talking about the login attempts from the local LAN, or from the internet? If it si the first one, very easy. You know what IP that person has (example: 192.168.88.14). You can even maybe know what computer name it is. Go to manager and complain. Let him sort it out. If it is the internet th...
by haik01
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Schedule to enable and disable interface in mikrotik
Replies: 8
Views: 6253

Re: Schedule to enable and disable interface in mikrotik

Use scheduler. Not the script. I did this for my kids (after 20:00h no internet on eth4).... Works perfectly. In System, Scheduler add a new scheduler. Set start date, time etc.... In the white box below with name "on event": /interface disable 3 The number 3 should be changed to the interface numbe...
by haik01
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Antenna diagram for cAP ac access point
Replies: 10
Views: 4518

Re: Antenna diagram for cAP ac access point

Of course it will cover. Do not ask how much. The gyps wall can attenuate 4-8 dB. It mostly depends on the noise in the other room. How many other networks are in the neighbourhood, are they all nicely separated by 6 channels? So THAT is your bottleneck, not the radiation pattern. You can have "full...
by haik01
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OmniTIK 5 POE ac
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: OmniTIK 5 POE ac

Any equipment that runs Router OS can do whatever you need. Only the question is, how much users, and how "fast" will it need to handle? If you plan to serve 1000+ users, then the Omnitik is maybe not the correct device. A CCR or a RB1100 is better in this situation. But for a couple of users, it sh...
by haik01
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: hAP Mini for live band - port forwarding and ethernet master
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: hAP Mini for live band - port forwarding and ethernet master

A router does the following: It "connects" (routes) the client to a DIFFERENT network than it's own. For example: your mixer has an address 192.168.1.15. And it want to go to the internet for updates or whatever. It needs to go to: 85.48.169.25 (example). The mixer does not know how to get there. Th...
by haik01
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 3260

Re: RBwAPG-60ad Real World Use and Feedback [SOLVED]

Why do you think your 5,8 GHz link will create noise? If you separate the frequencies, it should not be a problem. I would really really recommend a fibre between the buildings, dug into the ground. Heck, a professional company can do that in one day (for example Sunday, when no one is at work). The...
by haik01
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 137
Views: 40276

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

There is a list of all LTE networks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

But there a so many bands etc... it is better to produce the LTE modems for the region you are going to use.
by haik01
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2011UiAS-2HnD Wifi and stability issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: 2011UiAS-2HnD Wifi and stability issues

Does this happen when you connect to the parent's SSID, or also when you connect to the kids SSID?

Does it happen when you connect a LAN cable AND disable the WiFi on the laptop (Fn + Fx button, or a little switch)?
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NetInstall or bricked RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: NetInstall or bricked RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN

After a Netinstall the router is completely blank. So no DHCP, no IP etc....

Try to connect by MAC address in Winbox.
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: volume of consuming data and limitation of data on a machine with mikrotik
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: volume of consuming data and limitation of data on a machine with mikrotik

in Interfaces you see all your interfaces. On the right side you see a little black triangle, pointing down (just below the FIND window). Open that, and select Show columns. Select Tx Bytes an Rx Bytes. The they will show for each interface the amount of traffic. I do not know though, how to reset t...
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested
Replies: 137
Views: 40276

Re: Future of LTE products, user feedback requested

1. All of them, or selectable at purchase. 2. The user should have the ability to select which bands to aggregate. Make a bullet selection, so I can choose. For example: LTE 800 and LTE 2600 Mhz for provider Tele2, and LTE 1800 and 2100 for provider Vodafone. 3. Yes. At least 3G. Most of the LTE sit...
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Performance PTMP in AC
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Performance PTMP in AC

If you have a multicore CPU, the bandwidth test will only run on ONE core! Not on all "four" cores.

When you do a real test with iperf or FTP from a client to server (or client to NAS or whatever), then ALL the CPU's are involved.

So please repeat the test with real PC's / MAC's etc....
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: GrooveA 52 ac
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: GrooveA 52 ac

Here is the link for specifications:

https://www.ip-sa.com.pl/doc/datasheet/ ... 112616.pdf

And yes, you can select only ONE band. NOT both at the same time.
by haik01
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question About DynaDish 5 low bandwidth
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: Question About DynaDish 5 low bandwidth

Do NOT use the built in bandwith test from the router. Use real PC's. Eventually these PC's will be used by users, and they experience different things. What if you do not use the RB2011? Just connect two PC's, give them static addresses, and do the test. See what the result is. Once done, add ONE r...
by haik01
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Question About DynaDish 5 low bandwidth
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: Question About DynaDish 5 low bandwidth

How are you doing the bandwidth test? By the built in test function of Mikrotik, or do you send and receive files from a PC to (for example) a NAS?
by haik01
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: unicast key exchange timeout
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: unicast key exchange timeout

What version of Router OS are you running? Please update to the latest one, and do not forget to update after the upgrade the firmware. This can be found under System - Routerboard. After that, reboot the router, and see if you still have problems.
by haik01
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Going to be traveling, need advice on remote/vpn connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: Going to be traveling, need advice on remote/vpn connection [SOLVED]

And another interesting feature what normis suggests: Last vacation I was on the Canary islands.... and the hotel had a 30 minute free internet. After that it blocks it. I found out it does that based on MAC address. So if you make a scheduler that adds one digit up to the WiFi MAC address, then the...
by haik01
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Recommendations for CPE device
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Recommendations for CPE device

What kind of performance do you expect? how many Mbps? In daytime, and in the evening (when "everybody" sits on the internet). First you should set your requirements, and then select the equipment. Of course I can tell you that you should use model XXX with $$$$ price tag, and it will work. But it i...
by haik01
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXTsq G5acD max real throughput?
Replies: 12
Views: 2636

Re: SXTsq G5acD max real throughput?

How do you test the bandwidth? What equipment? What processor in the test equipment does the down / upload?
by haik01
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to test external antenna [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: how to test external antenna [SOLVED]

NO! you should have done your homework, regarding LOS, path loss calculations. The outcome of that shows if your setup will work on paper. Then on the tower it is important to use quality products and install them according to the manufacturer. Up to the last requirement (for example grounding the d...
by haik01
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: how to test external antenna [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: how to test external antenna [SOLVED]

Did you use pre fabricated cables? Or did you make them yourself? If you used pre made, then just connect them, screw them HAND tight (do not overtighten), and it should work. There is no "reliable" way of testing. A good RF design, path loss calculation etc... is the basis for a good and reliable l...
by haik01
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Long Distance PTP Connection [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Long Distance PTP Connection [SOLVED]

Did you check the LOS? How high are both towers? What elevation are they? What obstacles (ANY) are there? What height and what distance from the tower? What frequency are you transmitting? This is very important! Make a LOS calculation. this one is a simple one: https://www.pasternack.com/t-calculat...
by haik01
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4G usb modem support
Replies: 2
Views: 2834

Re: 4G usb modem support

Do you see the same thing, if you enter all information from the CLI?
by haik01
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lost signal without reason ... aliens?
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: lost signal without reason ... aliens?

Is there a river in between the link? Are there any ships passing by with big containers on top of the ship, that blocks the signal?
by haik01
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP low speed
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: hAP low speed

How "fast" is your internet (DSL, cable, fibre etc...)

If you connect a laptop / PC to one of the UTP ports (and switch off WiFi on the laptop), what speed do you get then?
by haik01
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Tired of disconnection problem
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Tired of disconnection problem

That means, that the person is leaving the coverage area of the AP.
by haik01
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall - which version actually works reliably?
Replies: 8
Views: 4596

Re: Netinstall - which version actually works reliably?

make sure your PC has a FIXED IP address. Manually entered in LAN properties.
by haik01
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual sim wifi router for buses
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Dual sim wifi router for buses

Is there a reason for dual SIM?
by haik01
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best tuning
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Best tuning

What equipment are you talking about?
by haik01
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Huawei ME909s-120 died during update RBM11G to 6.41
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Huawei ME909s-120 died during update RBM11G to 6.41

What happens, of you go back to a previous ROS version?
by haik01
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Does snooper consider an external antenna?
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Does snooper consider an external antenna?

Normally, if you connect an external antenna via the U.FL connector, the internal antenna is switched off. That is the whole idea of an external antenna, so you can direct the signal where you want.
by haik01
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: disconnect stations in Access point
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: disconnect stations in Access point

What happened after the upgrade? Did it help?
by haik01
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please resolve the problem setup
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Please resolve the problem setup

Is this a question or a statement?
by haik01
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR 1036 CPU utilization 100%
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: CCR 1036 CPU utilization 100%

This question looks like:

"My car is using too much gas. Can anyone fix it?"


Can you explain how the setup is done, what firewall rules are in place, how many users, ISP backbone etc....

Without this it turns back to the first question: Can anyone fix this car?
by haik01
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth loss from internet to wireless
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Bandwidth loss from internet to wireless

Homer: What are your expectations of the Rocket M's? How much "speed" should they provide. Do NOT copy the marketing bla...bla... Like : "300 Mbps !!! YEAH" . That is NOT realistic. Also, they show this for ONE user. I assume you will have much mire users. So what happens if only one person wants th...
by haik01
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Password required with an open wireless network
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Password required with an open wireless network

What version of Router OS are you running?

What happens if you change the SSID to something else (and leave the open network).
by haik01
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what routerboard is suitable for me?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: what routerboard is suitable for me?

First do a test. Buy simple Mikrotik equipment, create some users do some tests. See what kind of problems you encounter. It is better to do it in a controller (test) environment, than with real life (paying) users. See how firewall rules or routing tables have effect on performance, load, errors ge...
by haik01
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intermittent network devices recognition problem (CAPsMAN's blame?)
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Intermittent network devices recognition problem

It is "normal" that some devices do NOT react on ping. This feature is just built in the device.

So do not worry if you cannot ping the iPhone. As long as the phone works on WiFi, it is fine.
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to configure mikrotik via virtual machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 6757

Re: How to configure mikrotik via virtual machine?

Run Winbox in Virtual machine. That is it.
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: bandwidth test to the loopback ? is it the total capacity ?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: bandwidth test to the loopback ? is it the total capacity ?

Exactly. You can use ports 6-10 for a printer, IPTV box, weather station etc.... In any case, devices that do not need much traffic.
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to communicate two networks one device?
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: How to communicate two networks one device?

Please explain the terminology "communicate". What do you mean by that?
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why i cant connect with ipad to mirkotik hap mini? [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Why i cant connect with ipad to mirkotik hap mini? [SOLVED]

Leave ONLY WPA2 PSK. Remove the xxxx-EAP.
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address
Replies: 18
Views: 5780

Re: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address

Exactly. If you setup on your router that it should receive an IP "automatic" (you can even use Quickset for this), it should work. First the Mikrotik will request an IP from the DHCP server. If the DHCP server gave the Mikrotik an IP, then you can connect a PC, or more to the router, and also they ...
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address
Replies: 18
Views: 5780

Re: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address

Why do you not have the Routerboard receive an IP from the DHCP server? Now it is a fixed IP outside the range of the DHCP server. Normally no problem, but if you want to manage the Mikrotik, you will need to change every time your IP from your PC.

That way you can see if the clients also get an IP.
by haik01
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended USB LTE/4G modem in UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Recommended USB LTE/4G modem in UK?

It is a "problem" of the Huawei stick. Since it cannot pass the real internet IP to the Mikrotik, so it does it's own NAT. Not really a problem, but the processor in the device is not powerful for a lot of people. That it is why it is a USB stick. It is meant for one laptop / device. I know that Tel...
by haik01
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended USB LTE/4G modem in UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Recommended USB LTE/4G modem in UK?

Issue with the E3372 is only when you have a loaded network. If it is for one or two people, "only surfing"... it should be fine. you can also look at a Teltonika solution (the WaP LTE is still not available). The Teltonika is a 3G or 4G modem (depend on model), with WiFi and LAN. It can even do aut...
by haik01
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intermittent network devices recognition problem (CAPsMAN's blame?)
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Intermittent network devices recognition problem

Disable first ONE hAP Lite. Just work with one. See how it is. Then disable this one, and enable the second one.

Also do a WiFi scan using iNSSD-er or any other WiFi tools. I suspect that you have interference problems either from your own devices, or from neighbour routers.
by haik01
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Block WinBox discovery from specific address
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Re: Block WinBox discovery from specific address

I see no TCP, only UDP.

What does Winbox uses? UDP or TCP?
by haik01
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: is hotspot safe??
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: is hotspot safe??

Gentlemen, can we STOP the useless discussion? Topic starter: was your question answered correctly, or do you still need help? If you need help, please describe in DETAIL!!! what is going wrong (so do not post "it does not work", but instead post like: "I added a firewall rule xxxxxx and the traffic...
by haik01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WiFi AP speed Issue, multiple devices affected
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: WiFi AP speed Issue, multiple devices affected

Start doing a a good WiFi survey. See how much overlap you have, how much interference. THAT is mostly the "problem" of speed issues.

After that you should tune the network for power and beacons.


It is not "just install 200 units", connect, and voila... a miracle happened. It is more than that.
by haik01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wisp bridge vs vlan?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: wisp bridge vs vlan?

Besides the technology (VLAN , bridge etc...), WHAT do you want to achieve? You want more users to manage? Fine, there are some methods to do this. I am not an expert in these big networks, but I suggest you seek advice from a consultant who has done this more frequently. And it does not matter if i...
by haik01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address
Replies: 18
Views: 5780

Re: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address

Post your config here.

Do you have a DHCP client running on a WiFi interface or on a bridge?

And what IP addresses do you see, when you look at IP>addresses?
by haik01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help: upload too low
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Help: upload too low

What Router OS version do you have on the Metal?
by haik01
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what routerboard is suitable for me?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: what routerboard is suitable for me?

Every vendor has it's own vulnerabilities and errors in implementation. Even Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Aerohive etc... The question is, how are you going to mitigate these errors, how to log them, what actions are you going to undertake? How much time (per week) will you spend on maintaining the network...
by haik01
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik wifi long ping latency and disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Mikrotik wifi long ping latency and disconnect

What version of OS are you running?

What is the spectral scan in your neighbourhood? Do a survey with InSSID-er. Maybe you are on a congested channel.
by haik01
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: camera
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: camera

And you think we can help you with the "error"...... It is bringing your car to the dealer and say to them: "my car does not work", and go home.... Please add some more information, export from Mikrotik, your setup. What are you trying to do, when does it happen. Did it work before? What was the set...
by haik01
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering implementation?
Replies: 53
Views: 18097

Re: Band Steering implementation?

It all depends on noise. If you have a noisy neighbours or your windows overlook a flat with 49 AP's or more.... forget it with 2,4 GHz. Use 5 GHz ONLY!!! Use 2,4 for legacy devices which cannot do 2,4. yes, 5 GHz equipment is more expensive, and you need more of that stuff to cover the area, but on...
by haik01
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what routerboard is suitable for me?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: what routerboard is suitable for me?

What internet "pipe" do you have? Is there a "minimum" speed you want to give to users, or is it "best effort"? How are you going to control abuse? Different type, like sending bulk mail, flooding with IGMP packets the network etc.... Before you buy / think about equipment, first think about these t...
by haik01
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: big mistake [SOLVED]
Replies: 21
Views: 3675

Re: big mistake [SOLVED]

Mikrotik is not a device like consumer grade. There is no GUI with buttons NEXT-->NEXT--> APPLY. And voila: a miracle happened. In Mikrotik, one wrong setting, and your speed will drop dramatically (or increase dramatically). Mikrotik is a prosumer (pro consumer) stuff. It is in between professional...
by haik01
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple APs with ethernet backhaul home network advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Multiple APs with ethernet backhaul home network advice.

Correct. You can connect any amount of Mikrotik AP's in a switch (with or without PoE). And have ONE Mikrotik router (usually the main router to the internet), control the CAPSMAN. The Capsman is not perfect. It will not "perfectly" handover or handover the clients. It is the decision of the CLIENT ...
by haik01
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP ac - 2GHz / 5GHz roaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: wAP ac - 2GHz / 5GHz roaming

Easy: Make a new password for the 2,4 GHz and they will not be able to connect to it. But understand, that WiFi is BOTH ways: you an set kilowatts of power for sending, (to overcome walls, obstacles etc.....) but the little iPhone has still the miserable 17 dBm output and a miserable antenna. So the...
by haik01
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Side Lobe bandwidth capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Side Lobe bandwidth capacity

It is all about signal to noise ratio. The less noise, the better. Avoid at all costs that clients will be in the sidelobes. They can be very tricky. One day it works fine, and then the next day there is a person who started to download a lot, and the side lobes started to get less power. So these c...
by haik01
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lte dhcp stopped no reconnect
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: lte dhcp stopped no reconnect

I know how frustrating it can be. That is why I took a separate LTE modem (I cannot wait until Mikrotik comes with a LTE ready device (announced in I think summer 2017, still not here)). That is why I purchased a Teltonika LTE modem. It is a LTE modem with a WAN, LAN and WiFi ports / antenna's. It i...
by haik01
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No interface in IP neighbor !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: No interface in IP neighbor !!!

And wait some minutes. Also make sure that you select ALL the interfaces.
by haik01
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple APs with ethernet backhaul home network advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Multiple APs with ethernet backhaul home network advice.

You did not mention the URS (User Requirement Specification). In other words: What do you "expect"? Just browsing at at the end of the garden or do you want to organize a LAN party in the shed in the garden, with 15 people, downloading Gigabytes of movies.... So what do you WANT to achieve, and late...
by haik01
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Optimizing SXT Link
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Optimizing SXT Link

There are ton's of fresnel calculators on the web. Some of them are pretty impressive.
by haik01
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik CAPSMAN + SONOFF(ITEAD) devices
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

Re: Mikrotik CAPSMAN + SONOFF(ITEAD) devices

And if you connect your mobile phone to the Capsman network, (or your laptop), do these devices work?
by haik01
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to disconnect active SSH or Winbox or TCP session
Replies: 7
Views: 3611

Re: How to disconnect active SSH or Winbox or TCP session

Simple: Change password, reboot device. After that, the "unauthorized user" cannot login anymore. But you can. Yes, it requires a reboot, but if you do a scheduler for example at 3 AM..... then no one will be bothered for the 3 minutes the RouterOS needs to restart. Or blame it to temporary ISP prob...
by haik01
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lte dhcp stopped no reconnect
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: lte dhcp stopped no reconnect

Well, it is not a "solution", but it works for a while:

You can set a timer or a watchdog, that at a certain time or event (like no ping to internet anymore), the LTE interface goes down for 1 minute, and then up.
by haik01
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: repeater mode not working
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: repeater mode not working

It is the same question like: "I have a car, and when I st inside, it does not work. What can be wrong?"


Can you please post at least the configuration of both Mikrotik's, tell us which is the station, which is the repeater, and what device tries to connect etc....
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB3011 port flopping - bad design
Replies: 63
Views: 19317

Re: RB3011 port flopping - bad design

Is it a possibility to put a dumb 10/100 switch after the RB3011? I know, it should not be like that. Is going back to RB2011 an option? I never had this problem, mixed Gbit and fast ethernet. And still, how do YOU control the users equipment? Today all users have "old laptops", with 100 Mbit NIC's....
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: router for 50 wireless devices
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: router for 50 wireless devices

What kind of equipment do you use? Is it purely wireless clients, or also wired? What is the topology? Switches, routers, ISP etc.... What do you expect? OK, you said 50 users. What KIND of users? heavy office DTP or video editing guys, or just terminal users like at at an airport? Or do you expect ...
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Set up Mikrotik behind existing nat
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Set up Mikrotik behind existing nat

you have two options: 1. Make sure that the modem of the ISP is in bridge mode. That means, it is now a purely dumb media converter. The REAL IP from the ISP will come out of the modem, directly to your hAP. So you can do your NAT and it will work. 2. If the modem of the ISP cannot be set into bridg...
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik performance as a client VPN server
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Mikrotik performance as a client VPN server

Start to answer the following questions: 1. What is your UPLOAD speed on the premises where the NAS is located. 2. What kind of SPEED do you expect that the users will encounter? 3. How many CONCURRENT users will be using this service? 4. What kind of files are they accessing? Theses questions shoul...
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 90183

Re: v6.41 [current]

Another issue with Routerboard firmware: In my RB2011 I can see that there is a 6.41 firmware available, and I can install it. After reboot, it works fine. On another RB2011, the firmware is NOT available. Only 3.41 which is now installed. The only difference is that my RB2011 is a 2011UAS, and the ...
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address
Replies: 18
Views: 5780

Re: CPE Router mode connects to AP but get no IP address

What version of Router OS are you using?
by haik01
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: DHCP client - wlan as WAN not getting address
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

Re: DHCP client - wlan as WAN not getting address

What version of Router OS are you running? Is the wlan0 in bridge or not? If it is in bridge, set the DHCP client on the bridge. And another (not so professional advice): Try Quickset. Usually it works flawlessly. Of course, later you can tweak whatever you need, but for the start, you can use Quick...
by haik01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 90183

Re: v6.41 [current]

It shouldn't. 5 minutes ago, when the version was 6.39, everything was visible, and worked perfectly. Now after the update.... it does not.


UPDATE: it took some time (more than 5 minutes), but now I see all the equipments.
by haik01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 90183

Re: v6.41 [current]

Interesting thing: Updated the following equipment to the latest release 6.41. I have: RB2011 as main router CRS 106-1C-5S (SFP switch) hAP ac If I do a neighbour scan from the main router it only finds the CRS and my Cisco AP1142n. It does NOT see the hAP ac. If I do a neighbour scan from the hAP a...
by haik01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Netmetal 5 2x2 vs 3x3
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Netmetal 5 2x2 vs 3x3

What are your goals? What do you expect to achieve? If you want to travel with 100 km/h you can take any car, that will do the trick. If you want to travel 280 km/h, you need a Ferrari, Lotus, or any other "nice cool car". So the last one costs more.... So what do YOU expect of the device you are go...
by haik01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Incorrect PIN locks the SIM - is it really impossible to solve?
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Incorrect PIN locks the SIM - is it really impossible to solve?

That is why you need to remove the PIN completely in a mobile phone BEFORE you insert it in the device.

But I agree, it should not retry 3 time, and lock the SIM.
by haik01
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.41 [current]
Replies: 304
Views: 90183

Re: v6.41 [current]

Upgraded an "empty" hAP Lite. Upgrade went fine, and after reboot, router was not reachable. Not by MAC not by IP. I had to reset hardware TWICE, to get it running. I have 5 different routerboards in production, and I am definitely NOT going to upgrade if these kind of problems can occur. They are a...
by haik01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Xiaomi phone low Wifi TX rate [SOLVED]
Replies: 112
Views: 31418

Re: Xiaomi phone low Wifi TX rate [SOLVED]

.. .. seriously as a customer i don't understand and that obliges me to search alternatives, as an act of responsibility towards my clients .. .. +1 +1000 ... I have a coupe of MKT devices (SOHO usage, HAP AC,AC Lite , 951G,part of the list is in my signature) but because of all those WiFI issues I...
by haik01
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik vs Ubiquiti Unifi
Replies: 23
Views: 18775

Re: Mikrotik vs Ubiquiti Unifi

I would love to see an enterprise wireless option from MikroTik as well. The ubiquity devices are nice, but it's not MT ;) My biggest problem with MT, is that in a large office it simply doesn't have enough range to cover a big area, whereas the Ubiquity Unify AP Long Range can cover a 200m radius....
by haik01
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60ad) minimum distance
Replies: 19
Views: 6618

Re: Wireless Wire (RBwAPG-60ad) minimum distance

the further the distance, the lower the frequency. Why do you think you can reach thousands of kilometres by using low frequency (long wave)? Short distance: 60 GHz Long distance: lower frequency. Do not complain about speed. That is all depending on environment, weather, luck etc.... Today you reac...
by haik01
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS125-24G-1S with speeds capped at 150 Mbps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: CRS125-24G-1S with speeds capped at 150 Mbps?

Exactly. The CRS stands for Cloud Router SWITCH. The CCR range is for Cloud Core ROUTER. So use the CRS125 pure for switching, VLAN's etc.... and use a CCR or similar for routing. As mentioned by cdiedrich, the CPU of the CRS is weak for routing purposes. It does have a strong switch chip. The CCR h...
by haik01
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multicast problems in RB2011
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Multicast problems in RB2011

I "solved" the problem. For some reason, the Ubiquiti NVR (network video recorder) was not responding to the camera's, so the camera's started to shout multcast... I had to reset the NVR to factory settings, load the previous (stable) firmware, and then re adopted the camera's again. Already almost ...
by haik01
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multicast problems in RB2011
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Multicast problems in RB2011

Sorry, the screenshot was indeed the traffic to the Ubiquity.

I downgraded it now to 3.8.3, and it "seems" to be stable.

I wonder why the mobile phone generated or received such an amount of traffic. On that phone there is no Ubiquity app installed.
by haik01
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multicast problems in RB2011
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Multicast problems in RB2011

I already talked to Ubiquiti. That is a "normal" behaviour. The camera's continue to send information, even when the NVR is switched off. Fine. I get that.

What about the mobile phone? So is sending multicast to the phone, and even when he left the network it continues....
by haik01
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multicast problems in RB2011
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Multicast problems in RB2011

Capture.PNG Hello, I have a strange thing in my RB2011. Setup: Cable modem - RB2011-fibre-HP Procurve switch - end devices (printer, three AP's, two laptops and some phones) No VLAN's or something strange. Three VPN's, work fine. Yesterday, "out of nothing" I saw a huge amount of multicast traffic ...
by haik01
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB951g-2nd + e3372 (hilink and no hilink) loose connection when downloading something
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: RB951g-2nd + e3372 (hilink and no hilink) loose connection when downloading something

Anyone tried to use it with an external powered USB hub? Of course, a lot of people use it as a "backup" line, which is correct. Only when "shit happens" (for example, a dog started to make a hole in the ground to hide the bone, and hit the fibre under ground, and bit the cable to pieces)..... So no...
by haik01
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wAP LTE Kit EU - Slow LTE speed
Replies: 68
Views: 16814

Re: wAP LTE Kit EU - Slow LTE speed

@Setneuf: Your RSRP is very low. -100 dBm is "low". Move your antenna's (and the modem) to the place as high as possible in the house (your UTP cable can go up to 100 meters without degradation of signal or speed).
by haik01
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: In capman where setup RSSI
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: In capman where setup RSSI

you do not "setup" the RSSI. The RSSI is a value of the signal strength of the received signal. Is the phone close, to the Mikrotik, you will see a high RSSI. Is the phone far away, you will see low RSSI.

So what do you want to set?
by haik01
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to permanently hide wireless key in face of the other users
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: How to permanently hide wireless key in face of the other users

Why do you need to alter the CPE device? Is the device connected to the ISP network? Do you get an IP from your ISP? Can you browse the internet?
by haik01
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Registration Table ROS 6.40
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Wireless Registration Table ROS 6.40

You can add a second pool of IP's and that will be your "next pool" you can specify.
by haik01
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 77
Replies: 40
Views: 16928

Re: Newsletter 77

@Normis:

In the page you refer for the SXTsq Lite5, in the datasheet there is an error:

https://mikrotik.com/product/RBSXTsq5nD

The Antenna gain is expressed in dBd or dBi (mostly), and not in "no".
by haik01
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remote access
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Remote access

The RB1100 does not have wifi users, since it does not have wifi card.

But what about to set-up a PPP server on the 1100, and dial in using a VPN to the 1100, and manage all users.
by haik01
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wirelles can over 25mb of Download
Replies: 18
Views: 4632

Re: Wirelles can over 25mb of Download

Weird, during the MTCRE course, the trainer connected his RB962 to the 200 / 20 connection of the hotel. We maxed 180 Mbps at 5 GHz.

At home I also can get easy 60 Mbps (that is the max. of my ISP).

Nothing special, setup via "Quickset".
by haik01
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39.2 [current]
Replies: 122
Views: 39914

Re: v6.39.2 [current]

Updated:

RB2011 (2 x )
RB962
RB951-2n (2 x )
RB750 Gr3
Omnitik


No issues at all.
by haik01
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Please help with SIP & double NAT
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Please help with SIP & double NAT

I would suggest option 2. Make a separate port (you can even use VLAN's) so the DHCP from the Huawei modem will reach your VOIP adapter.
by haik01
Sat May 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Install Router in subnet / cascading routers
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Install Router in subnet / cascading routers

So you have triple NAT. Why would you choose that setup? Is it possible to plug in the Mikrotik directly into eht ISP modem? If you cannot do that, then remove the third NAT. Do not let the MIkrotik do NAT. You CAN have the Mikrotik do the DHCP, but in the same subnet as the Cisco 10.50.50.10-10.50....
by haik01
Sat May 13, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless network bridge (transparent?)
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Wireless network bridge (transparent?)

Can you use Power LAN adapters? It depends on quality of the line, the phases, speed of internet etc.... And most of the times when people say "it is NOT possible to run a cable....". Most of the times they do not exit their "comfort zone", and do not think "outside the box". have you considered to ...
by haik01
Sat May 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Block Customers Rogue DHCP Servers
Replies: 6
Views: 3319

Re: Block Customers Rogue DHCP Servers

Block DHCP ports on the incoming interface. \

Port 67 en 68 (both UDP) should be dropped in the firewall (input chain).
by haik01
Sat May 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 172
Views: 33174

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

Maybe not a specifica high speed router, but a PoE switch / router model which has configurable PoE voltages. So each port should be able to set: no PoE passive PoE (and select voltage, mostly 24V) 48V / 56V PoE. So that for example a Cisco or HP switch can be replaced by a Mikrotik. The problem now...
by haik01
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Best Acess Point to Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Best Acess Point to Hotel

That is a strange question. It is the same, as asking: I need a car to drive. What model do you recommend? Please specify how many users do you expect, will they be band limited, paid or free internet etc... You can put an el cheapo TP-Link, Mikrotik or very expensive Aruba or Ruckus network... but ...
by haik01
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Force VPN to Dial Out over specific interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Force VPN to Dial Out over specific interface

Why not do this in a routing table? I assume that the VPN server you are dialing to has an IP. So for example: Dst address: 92.58.48.145 gateway 192.168.1.253. That means all traffic from your PC or router with a destination 92.58 etc.... will go through 192.168.1.253. (of course, you should put her...
by haik01
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 6.5km 1000mbps full duplex design
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: 6.5km 1000mbps full duplex design

Is the 1 Gbps link mandatory? What QOS do you expect? Even on wired networks, the 1 Gbps is not always quaranteed, since the switch has a maximum (total) throughput. What happens, if the link is doing 800 Mbps, or less? Is that a "problem"? In other words: what is the cost of "guarantee". Even a car...
by haik01
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: need wireless expert (trainer) for fix my wireless problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: need wireless expert (trainer) for fix my wireless problems

im a wisp and my admin has gone. i need a very good wireless expert or trainer to fix my wireless connections on my backbone all my products are mikrotik with latest firmware and version bugfix You asked that question a week ago, and some people asked you to describe your problems. What can you do,...
by haik01
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Cisco replacement

What you can do, is buy the cheapest router model, and play around. You can even recreate the full network as it is now installed at the client. Of course the cheap device will not route 100 Mbps plus, but it will do the basic things. With Mikrotik it is is like that: Once you familiarize with the O...
by haik01
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There are days I consider MT as lame
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: There are days I consider MT as lame

For exact reasons mentioned by ste, I always do a test at home in the lab (yes, I have several MKtik's in the lab, with client configs etc...) before putting the new software in "production" at the client. I know, several RB751's are still on 6.37.3, because it fails to put up the Wireless card afte...
by haik01
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Same SSID different frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Same SSID different frequencies

I have noticed, that modern Apple equipment (iMAC, iPhone iPad etc...) tend to register to 2,4 GHz fist, and then quickly change to 5 GHz if the SSID and password is the same. So it is more "client decides", if you did not change any access lists.
by haik01
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Extending wireless on RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Extending wireless on RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN

Of course, you van have a mix of Mikrotik AP's, and for example Cisco, Ubiquiti or others, and they will perfectly work. Only the centralized control and "one click" control you will only have over the Mikrotik devices. So if for example you change a password for the AP, that is easy in CAPSMAN, and...
by haik01
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Number of VLANs
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Number of VLANs

make sure that you define the VLAN's on the switch chip, so that you do not overload the processor with adding and removing VLAN tags.
by haik01
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Open Wireless Encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Open Wireless Encryption

None. You cannot encrypt data if it goes over the air over an open network. It is possible, but then the CLIENT should use encryption, like VPN, HTTPS etc.... Either YOU encrypt the air interface, or they should do it. There is no encryption without help from "someone". And why can the people not en...
by haik01
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Priorize voip traffic in point-to-point wireless link
Replies: 12
Views: 3062

Re: Priorize voip traffic in point-to-point wireless link

You should be able to do that. Since the VLAN's only exist INSIDE the router. Once they leave the router, the VLAN tag is removed (if you use an access port for example: connecting to a server which is not VLAN capable).
by haik01
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Priorize voip traffic in point-to-point wireless link
Replies: 12
Views: 3062

Re: Priorize voip traffic in point-to-point wireless link

Maybe you can separate the VoIP traffic with VLAN's, and mark it there (use your own DHCP scope for it)
by haik01
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Freeradius and Mikrotik-Rate-Limit
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: Freeradius and Mikrotik-Rate-Limit

In Router OS you have the function "Scheduler" (under systems). There you can setup router OS command that will run on a certain time. For example, you have two ISP's, and one is unlimited at night, and you want to route everyone after 20:00 to that ISP. Then create a schedule command that will run ...
by haik01
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing current dsl to new internet connection
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Replacing current dsl to new internet connection

About what hardware are you talking about? "I have a router v6.34.6" .... What does that mean? v6.34.6 is a version of the SOFTWARE not hardware. What is your goal? "I know pretty much nothing.... I really really just like to know how easy it is to switch on a new internet connection that would repl...
by haik01
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 6.38 serious DHCP server problem
Replies: 95
Views: 36900

Re: ROS 6.38 serious DHCP server problem

I had this also regarding the "offering DHCP address" but not receiving or accepting it. Turned our that one of the people, had a very old printer, and bought a print server. But that print server had by default a DHCP server on board to set it up. But the client did not know this, and could not set...
by haik01
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple point to multi-point transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Simple point to multi-point transmission

Consider 5 GHz version for CPE and AP. That band has less interference, more channels, and is more stable. Yes, the equipment is slightly more expensive, but you get better results for stability etc...
by haik01
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF failover
Replies: 0
Views: 734

OSPF failover

Hello, Does anyone have a link to documentation how to setup an OSPF network (two routers), to have a fail over. For example: Two routers: Cable modem is primary network, LTE 4G connection is backup. I want a fully automatically fail over if cable fails. If primary modem fails (ping to Google for ex...
by haik01
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37.4 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 38
Views: 17923

Re: v6.37.4 [bugfix] is released!

Installed on RB2011, Omnitik, RB951. Works.
by haik01
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS - DHCP Server
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: DNS - DHCP Server

As far as I understand, are the addresses in the /IP/DNS only for the router internally (for example to go on the internet to retreive updates). In the DHCP section these DNS are issued out to the clients that connect. If you do not fill in the DNS part in DHCP server, I think then the DNS is the ro...
by haik01
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP ac lite - lost connection, no beacons received
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: hAP ac lite - lost connection, no beacons received

What version of Router OS is this device running?
by haik01
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SXT LTE
Replies: 16
Views: 1861

Re: SXT LTE

First put the SIM card in a phone or tablet. Can you check if the phone is doing internet?
by haik01
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple point to multi-point transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Simple point to multi-point transmission

What is the distance between the AP and the CPE? Is it outside? What is the RSSI on the CPE?
by haik01
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security vulnerability with mAP Lite
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Security vulnerability with mAP Lite

how often will that happen, and what is the resolution for this? If you see that after the reset, you cannot connect (you went away for some coffee, and when came back the router was not responding)... So what do you do? Exactly: Reset it again. And then do NOT go for coffee, but immediately connect...
by haik01
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files

It doesnt break on 2.4ghz, but also it doesnt break 5ghz if slower client is connected(up to 300mbit).Issue only occurs on fast AC(dual chain 780mbit) equipped laptops which seam to push router to edge and than it starts to break.. Also routers temp reaches up to 70C during this transfers, and room...
by haik01
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TWO DIFFERENT ISP
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: TWO DIFFERENT ISP

so you have two different ISP's and want to transfer them over ONE PtP link. Use VLAN's or PPoE sessions from the "far end". VLAN's are the best in this case, that is why people invented them. To separate multiple connections (networks) over one connection media (cable, wifi link, fibre or whatever).
by haik01
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files

make sure you use a separate SSID for 2,4 and 5 GHz. So you know exactly that you are connected to the 2,4 GHz. Or just disable the 5 GHz card.
by haik01
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Disconnect Extensive Data Loss copying large files

Can you try the same, but use the 2,4 GHz band? Just to rule out the router setup.
by haik01
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Multiple VLANs Configuration over Wireless Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Multiple VLANs Configuration over Wireless Bridge

You can replace R2 with a L3 switch. Just define a trunk on eth 1, and untag all other ports and map the VID to the correct ports. There is nothing to route for R2. That way everything "to the right" of the dish (behind R2) will be "controllable" from one point. R1: standard router, with VLAN's on t...
by haik01
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 5.8g channel setting in China
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: 5.8g channel setting in China

Change to different country, which does allow it.

OK, it is not "perfect" and legal, but heck, it works....
by haik01
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPTP can't accept other service
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: PPTP can't accept other service

Please explain more. What does it mean "accept" a service? What goes not as expected....
by haik01
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Hotspot

You can use the scheduler (under /system). You can run several commands at 8:00 like "/interface enable 3"... And at 16:00 the command will be "/interface disable 3"
by haik01
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How to configure RB3011 + wAP ac
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

Re: How to configure RB3011 + wAP ac

What application on your Mac uses this speed? Is there a REALLY need to have this speed? What do you transfer over the WiFi link, and to where? If it are files to and from a NAS, then you are in the same subnet, so no NAT. And of you are watching HD movies on the MACbook, the "speed" is "only" 15 - ...
by haik01
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT asking login multiple times
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Re: HOTSPOT asking login multiple times

if you do not use passwords (so you have an open network), there is no point "hiding" clients from each other, since they can "sniff" the air and see everyone transmitting their MAC's over the air.
by haik01
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: please add scrolling ability to WinBox dialog boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Feature request: please add scrolling ability to WinBox dialog boxes

Especially annoying when using a "small" (like physical small) computer at a client's location. The resolution is not high, and it doesnot fit.
by haik01
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging to Routing
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Bridging to Routing

The setup is correct. You should use bridging, since that is what it is supposed to do. To bridge tow locations.

The NOC will have a "heavy" router to ROUTE the traffic to the correct ISP or network.

Keep the setup, do not change anything.
by haik01
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37.3 [current] is released!
Replies: 58
Views: 23149

Re: v6.37.3 [current] is released!

No problem on RB2011, `RB951, RB952, RB962 and Omnitik. I am NOT going to update my remote RB751U-2HnD, since the last update from 6.36 broke the WiFi card. Until I visit the remote sit personally, I am not going to update. The AP works fine, and the client is happy with the old version. (if it is n...
by haik01
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP client looses IP address, telia open fiber
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: DHCP client looses IP address, telia open fiber

can you write a script that continues to request an IP from the server, until it gets one?
by haik01
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT asking login multiple times
Replies: 8
Views: 3039

Re: HOTSPOT askling login multiple times

Do not use the guest mode in Unify. Use only one system. (in your case the Hotspot feature in Mikrotik).

Setup the Unify ONLY as an access point, no other fancy functions. VLAN's are fine if you use them.
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to divide channel equally on a usb modem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: How to divide channel equally on a usb modem?

You do not give much information. What is your setup? What routerboard? How do you connect to the internet? Most important: what is you question or what seems to be the problem. We cannot help you if you do no give use more information like "USB modem, LTE". It is the same as saying "my car is broke...
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: "No more session allowed for the user" problem with hotspot user
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: "No more session allowed for the user" problem with hotspot user

What version of Router OS are you using?
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to divide channel equally on a usb modem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: How to divide channel equally on a usb modem?

What is a channel? And what has that to do with IP? A channel (in WiFi) is Layer 1. IP is layer 3 and higher. A lot if IP's go through one channel. For example: A Hotpsot with one AP and one channel. On that Hotspot there can be 30 people on it. And 30 IP's (or even more).... So please rewrite your ...
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Beginner advice to configure RB 1100AHX2 as basic switch + router
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Beginner advice to configure RB 1100AHX2 as basic switch + router

If you have NAT (which in your case it is), the WAN traffic will HAVE to go through the processor. So you CAN reach wire speed, but probably not. Although if it is only the NAT, then you might.

It does not matter if you use Eth1 or Eth 13 for WAN.
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: capsman band lock fail
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: capsman band lock fail

Maybe what you see in the WiFi analyzer software, is what the station is CAPABLE to do (in your case b/g/n). It is not showing that the station is PROVIDING the b/g/n service.
by haik01
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: two mikrotik behind linksys router modem ADSL
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: two mikrotik behind linksys router modem ADSL

Easy:

Make a backup from one device, and load the backup into the other one, since they are the same.

But before you do, disconnect the other from the network. Once that configuration is loaded, change the IP to 192.168.1.111, and you are done.
by haik01
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLANs strategy, router + swicth configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: VLANs strategy, router + swicth configuration

There are two ways to define VLAn's on a Mikrotik: 1. Simple, add VLAN to a port (multiple if you need a trunk). That way the VLAN will go through the processor chip (means slow(er) performance). 2. Define VLAN on the switch chip (that is very fast). And yes, CRS (Cloud router SWITCH) behaves comple...
by haik01
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless PtP 30Km link for ISP
Replies: 15
Views: 5788

Re: Wireless PtP 30Km link for ISP

The PtP link is your backbone. Then you distribute to your local clients.

But if these clients are 10-15 km away, that is not easy.
by haik01
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mikrotik with some mobiles
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: mikrotik with some mobiles

What is the Wireless network? What model or type? How is it setup?

You are asking now a question like: I have an Audi, and it is broken. How to fix?
by haik01
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless ISP
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Wireless ISP

First make a plan. How many users, what KIND of users (gamers, downloaders, only web browsing etc...). What kind of traffic do you expect? What overbooking factor are you going to use. and many more questions, before "buying" any equipment. First you set priorities, investigate what you need, and on...
by haik01
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Open Wireless Encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Open Wireless Encryption

What would you like to achieve by this? Why cannot users put in a one time password?
by haik01
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan RB2011
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Vlan RB2011

So what do you want to do with that IP? Does it need to be given out to users on each VLAN? How many DHCP servers do you have?
by haik01
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Qualcomm 802.11ad card
Replies: 33
Views: 9523

Re: Qualcomm 802.11ad card

Anyone considered laser as a PtP link? OK, it is not RF or Mikrotik, but it can work in some cases...

http://www.lightpointe.com/
by haik01
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan RB2011
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Vlan RB2011

Do you get an IP address from the CCR? See /ip address print
by haik01
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link between the land and a sea spot
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Wireless link between the land and a sea spot

OK, so you tried TP-link devices. Now you are on the MIkrotik forum, and the people here know very well Mikrotik devices. Are you interested to use Mikrotik devices for your link? As a general rule: for PtP links always use dishes. For example: Dynadish 5: https://routerboard.com/RBDynaDishG-5HacD I...
by haik01
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP issue when router goes offline
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: DHCP issue when router goes offline

How can the users communicate if there is no power? I assume that you suffer from power outages, and loose DHCP IP's at the clients. Are that laptop users? If yes, how is the switch powered? If you suffer power outages, you should consider a UPS (good model with real sine wave), and connect the Mikr...
by haik01
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor speed two Grooves PTP
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Poor speed two Grooves PTP

Is it possible that you have interference? I mean not WiFi interference, but 2,4 GHz interference from different equipment, like wireless (non WiFi) camera's, babyphones, microwaves etc... For that you will need a spectrum analyser to see, since they will not appear on the InSSIDer or any other WiFi...
by haik01
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall install button fails
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: Netinstall install button fails

Try a different PC. And use Windows and not Linux.

Also disable any firewalls on the PC for the time being.
by haik01
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Interface Lost After Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Wireless Interface Lost After Upgrade

I had the same thing but on a 750.

Solution:

Downgrade to previous version. Download it from the web, put the files in the files section and downgrade (reboot). Everything will be restored.
by haik01
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request: Change the Mikrotik ASCII Console Splash Screen Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Request: Change the Mikrotik ASCII Console Splash Screen Logo

We can do it with the old fashioned ASCII codes which make a nice table... Double lined even. Codes 179 - 218....
by haik01
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011 dropping packets when interface is not bridged
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: RB2011 dropping packets when interface is not bridged

Is it an idea to connect all your users to a managed switch, and define VLAN's on the Miktorik's port eth 2 or something.
by haik01
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two DHCP addresses for WAN possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: Two DHCP addresses for WAN possible?

Why not put the STB tot he LAN side of Mikrotik. Same as you did with the PC? I assume there is a DHCP server on the Mikrotik which hands out local IP addresses to you PC and other devices.
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ADSL ISP MTU is 1442 ... Help in setting PPPoE Client MTU and MSS values
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: ADSL ISP MTU is 1442 ... Help in setting PPPoE Client MTU and MSS values

Why not try different settings. It will not damage or whatever.
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB912 Antennas needed if wlan disabled ?
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: RB912 Antennas needed if wlan disabled ?

My suggestion: Keep terminators permanent on the device. If for some reason, you need to rest your device to default, or netinstall or whatever, you will never damage the wlan card which will be activated by default setting or similar....
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless protocol for a point-to-point link
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Wireless protocol for a point-to-point link

Use ONLY a PC to PC (or PC to speedtest.net) tests. Do not rely on internal speedtests of MIkrotik.

Use real data, as the user would experience. Download something from PC to PC (for example, an big movie from a shared frolder on a remote PC).
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Increase capacity for main linkns
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Increase capacity for main linkns

What type of equipment do you use? What model for AP's and customer side? Also what frequency?
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2011UiAS-2HnD constantly dropping connections
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: 2011UiAS-2HnD constantly dropping connections

IP settings have nothing to do with disconnects.

The WiFi disconnects are on L1 or L2. IP get's in the picture on L3.

You should have a look, how many other routers, devices etc.... are in the vicinity of your clients. Use InSSID-er to see what channel is the least congested.
by haik01
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: DFS Mode and Weather-Radars
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: DFS Mode and Weather-Radars

Find out what the frequency that radar uses. Then try to avoid it by using very directional antenna's.

Use a spectrum analyser (with memory) to see what the radar does.
by haik01
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happens when CPU is 100%?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: What happens when CPU is 100%?

What causes the 100% CPU load? What Mikrotik device do you use, and in what environment?
by haik01
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable interface after a certain amount of data transferred?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Disable interface after a certain amount of data transferred?

Run a test on a free port. And then put a NAS or other PC on that port, and start downloading files between the NAS and your computer. See if the script will kick in.

Do not forget to re enable the port once the month is over. Use scheduler for this.
by haik01
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: MAC to IP bind for multiple MAC's
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: MAC to IP bind for multiple MAC's

No one?
by haik01
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAp Lite questions and doubts
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: hAp Lite questions and doubts

Solution:

1. stop using "pay per Mbyte" plans. Make an 1 Gb or 5 Gbyte download per month. Make one price. Easy for client, and easy for you. Make a website login so they can see their usage.

2. Show them the statistics of MIkrotik by going to the IP of the Mikrotik.
by haik01
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: hAp Lite questions and doubts
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: hAp Lite questions and doubts

1. Can I save config and import the same config each time a client buys a hap lite from us ? Yes, you can. 2. can i give read only account to my clients, so they can open winbox and see the total usage anytime they want ? Yes, you can. It is standard. If the client enters the IP of the MIkrotik, he ...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limit data/bandwidth based on MAC address
Replies: 3
Views: 2699

Re: Limit data/bandwidth based on MAC address

Advice: Buy the cheapest routerboard you can find, and play at home. Take your laptop's LAN card as the MAC to be "limited", and leave the WiFi alone. So connect the laptop by cable, disbale wifi, and start downloading movies or whatever. See if it works. Then switch to WiFi, and download again. See...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing blackhole
Replies: 13
Views: 9703

Re: Routing blackhole

Why /16?

And if you try it, what happens?

are you coming to the MUM in Amsterdam?
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on routers
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Advice on routers

Define "well".... If they are all idle, and just "connected" then no problem 50-100 users. But if they all start multiple downloads, YouTube at high resolution, newsgroup download movies etc... then it is a different situation. also it depends if it is a "free internet service" or a paid service wit...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MAC to IP bind for multiple MAC's
Replies: 1
Views: 491

MAC to IP bind for multiple MAC's

Hello, I use a DHCP address reservation for a specific MAC. So if a client with MAC xxxx requests an IP, the DHCP replies to him always the same IP: 192.168.1.10. That is valid for one IP only. So if the laptop is connected by LAN cable, it works fine. When he switches to the WiFi, that does not wor...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with contracted speed vs Routerboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Problems with contracted speed vs Routerboard

I do not get it.

How did you define VLAN's on your L2 switch, and you did not put VLAn's in Mikrotik? So where is your trunk connection going to from the switch? To Mikrotik?

How does Mikrotik handle (tagged) VLAN traffic coming from your switch?
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless Upload Speeds
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Wireless Upload Speeds

How is the CPU load on the Mktik devices once the upload is running?
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Encryption Question
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Encryption Question

And preferably a LONG password. Not "admin123" but for example: savWUJm";%H`bn9hp4mv Try this site: http://passwordsgenerator.net/ Select at least 20 characters or more. Since you are going to copy paste them into the Mikrotik, you can select the highest amount (I think it is 24 characters, but I mi...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 20/40MHz -- what am I missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: 20/40MHz -- what am I missing?

Your "standard" channel is 20 MHz. On channel number is 5 MHz. so if you set your channel to channel number 8, you "occupy" channels 6 through 10. That is with "standard" 20 MHz. Of you select 40 Mhz channel width you will use up channel 4 through 12. Since you are in the USA, and you cannot use cha...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on routers
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Advice on routers

And sometime you do not have internet because of a "bricked" router, or a router which continues to boot etc.... That is why it is "handy" to keep it offline.

But you are correct, you can find them on the webpage.
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with contracted speed vs Routerboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Problems with contracted speed vs Routerboard

What I have noticed, is that you should define VLAN's on the switch chip, and not on the interface, which will load the processor with VLAN adding and removing tags.

OK, it is not the resolution completely for your problem, but you might consider to do that.
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on routers
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Advice on routers

Another advice: Put an extra AP (same model as in the hotel) in the "server room", or somewhere in the basement.... That device will be then the "test" AP for the rest of the network. If there is a new update for Router OS, first upgrade this AP, see how it works for a couple of days, test it, and t...
by haik01
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3G-Modem transparent Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: 3G-Modem transparent Bridge

And how many IP address do you think your ISP will give out, if you connect 20 clients to your Mikrotik? You have one SIM card, and probably one IP you will get from the ISP.

That is why people invented NAT. So you can connect multiple (a lot) of clients to one (public) IP.
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Connection Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Connection Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Turn off WPS on the Wlan card. I have seen giving problems with several clients.
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wrong signal on wi-fi
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Wrong signal on wi-fi

That is completely normal and you should not worry about it. Signal can change between 20 dB up and down within milliseconds. That is radio. That is how mobile phones work, and how WiFi works.
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37 [current] is released!
Replies: 197
Views: 41923

Re: v6.37 [current] is released!

I do not need Netinstall. I have full connectivity to the router with Winbox.

But I will try the downgrade with the old version.


Edit:

I downgraded to 6.36 and it worked.

For now, no more upgrades to this RB751.... I will wait what Mikrotik support will tell.
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37 [current] is released!
Replies: 197
Views: 41923

Re: v6.37 [current] is released!

On my RB751U-2HnD upgraded from 6.36.3 to 6.37. Now the wlan1 interface is MISSING completely. It is not listed. Only the 5 ethernet ports and the bridge is there. I use the 751 only as an AP. Of course the wireless package is grey, since there is no wifi defined in /interface. How do I get back to ...
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what to understand Cloud Router Gigabit Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: what to understand Cloud Router Gigabit Switch

A CCR ---- whatever number is a Cloud Core ROUTER. A CRS---- whatever number is a Cloud Core SWITCH. So use it for it's purpose where you need it for. If it is only to connect the Meraki's and define VLAN's etc... then use CRS. That is primarily a switch and it will do a good job in switching. If yo...
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bridge ethernet freezes
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Bridge ethernet freezes

Is the lock up happening on the Dynadish or or on the SXT? In a very very rare case, there might be a physical (layer 1) non compability on Ethernet level. So my advice is to put a different (brand) switch in between the radio and your normal switch. Just for temporary use you can even use el cheapo...
by haik01
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot - hardware sizing question
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Hotspot - hardware sizing question

if your Dell server is doing it's job correctly, you can keep it. Advice: change your harddisk to a new one, or even better to a SSD. This will boost the speed dramaticaly. You do not need the same size disk, most of the times the old disk is not filled up. Even if you want, you can keep both disks....
by haik01
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging all ports + PPPoe
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Bridging all ports + PPPoe

Why so complicated? I you do already a DHCP on the fibre to the home (VLAN or not), let the Netgear run one cable to the Mikrotik (better, is to put a RB2011 or 3011 in stead of the Netgear, and plug the fibre directly into the SFP port of the MIkrotik). Then let all cables run from the Mikrotik to ...
by haik01
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AC band with WDS
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: AC band with WDS

What is an "AC band"?

AC is a technology, not a band.

A band is for example "5 GHz band". In that band you can have digital, analogue or pulsed communication. Any type of communication. How you encode it (AC or other protocol) it is up to you. But the band is still 5 GHz....
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: mikrotik switch one port only internet access
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: mikrotik switch one port only internet access

The RB260 is a "stupid" switch. It cannot "isolate" the ports. You can do that, unless you start using VLAN's. Then it is possible to "isolate" port 1. For example: Assign VLAN 200 to port 1, and assign VLAN 300 to other ports. Define the port on the ROUTER where the cable comes from the switch to V...
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NSA and routeros
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Re: NSA and routeros

I think in reality, they do not have enough storage to keep all of this. It is unrealistic. The storage is not a problem. Since it is all text based information in a database it can be compacted to the maximum (I have see Oracle databases of 450 Mb been reduced to 14 kB files....). And what LaRP sa...
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Simple question on link speeds over 17km
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Simple question on link speeds over 17km

.... So my question for the more experienced members, and I know the answer is more of an estimate given environmental issues, what throughput will I be able to get and is possible to get better speeds with a different set-up that won't break the bank? What protocol are you using? Do you mean appli...
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Using RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Using RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN

If you have a line of sight (LOS) use dishes (preferable 5 GHz versions), to make a wireless bridge. On the other building you can use a simple switch to distribute the Ethernet after the dish. Also you can put multiple WiFi Access Points in the building and connect them to the switch. You can use t...
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPSec throughput max 8Mbps and routers dont seem to be using Hardware Acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: IPSec throughput max 8Mbps and routers dont seem to be using Hardware Acceleration

How much speed do you get if you transfer the ISO file without any tunnels (if that is possible)?

A 100 Mbps line does not really get you 100 Mbps all the time. Or do you have a 1:1 (non overbooked) fibre?

But I agree, 8 Mbps is pretty low....
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NSA and routeros
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Re: NSA and routeros

You are correct Normis. But before 2014 a lot of countries (most in Europe I think) had this implemented, even if it was an "advise". In any case the Netherlands had this. For that reason I am behind a VPN, since VPN providers are not considered ISP's, and the directive does not apply to them (so th...
by haik01
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NSA and routeros
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Re: NSA and routeros

In any case in Europe, EVERY ISP !!! needs to have a "backdoor" really? :shock: which european union country are you from? Netherlands. European regulation 2006/24/EG. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Retention_Directive Every country can deviate from it, but Netherlands made it even worse. In st...
by haik01
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP as router
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: AP as router

I still do not understand what you want.

Can you explain the problem and your desired situation?
by haik01
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Band Steering
Replies: 17
Views: 7862

Re: Band Steering

I have a Cisco Meraki in a church. It works flawlessly. One SSID with 2,4 and 5 GHz. Same password. But it does differetn things: My BlackBerry 10 is dual band (on WiFi). When I enter the church, first it connects to the 2,4 GHz, and later (after a minute or so), it reconnects to 5 GHz, and stays on...
by haik01
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: two Omni directional anntena
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: two Omni directional anntena

What speed do you expect at the moving side? 54 Mbps? 1 Mbps? or is 300 kBps enough? For the 54 Mbps....: stay close (within 20 meters) of the fixed antenna. For 300 kBps: well, it can go several kilometres (or miles). The further you go you less speed. So your question should be: In a LOS situation...
by haik01
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: NSA and routeros
Replies: 27
Views: 6866

Re: NSA and routeros

In any case in Europe, EVERY ISP !!! needs to have a "backdoor" (in real life: physical fibre) to the security agencies (whatever country has which one)... And this not only applies to ISP's, also to telecom providers (mobile, and fixed). So why would they bother the Mikrotik router, if the "agency"...
by haik01
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless printer
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Re: Wireless printer

Change settings on the printer in a fixed IP (manually assigned), outside the DHCP scope. Ping that IP from the PC
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