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by tully
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Routing question/problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Routing question/problem

It looks like you have your transmit power set for 1W at all datarates. I have never seen a card that can do that -- where did you get it?
by tully
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Outdoor AP problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Outdoor AP problem

The basic rate should be set to the lowest for the band. You have basic-rates-a/g=6Mbps,9Mbps,12Mbps. It should be basic-rates-a/g=6Mbps
by tully
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 240Km link with RB532 @ 20Mbits
Replies: 62
Views: 41169

Re: 240Km link with RB532 @ 20Mbits

You should send a supout file from each router to support@mikrotik.com with a description of the equipment.

John
by tully
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem With Nstreme Dual
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Problem With Nstreme Dual

The supported rates are screwed up. You should probably do a system reset and start over.
by tully
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB 333 not working on long cable run
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: RB 333 not working on long cable run

The power supply (block or wallwart) needs to have enoght AMPs for the high power cards.
by tully
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: SR5 and rb333 no boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: SR5 and rb333 no boot

The power supply needs to have enough current for the high power cards -- AMPs.
by tully
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB333 and three R52s?
Replies: 19
Views: 2937

Re: RB333 and three R52s?

They do exist. Probably a laptop ~20V power supply will do. MikroTik will offer a 30W 24V power supply in some month or two -- same price as the 48V power supply.

John
by tully
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB333 and three R52s?
Replies: 19
Views: 2937

Re: RB333 and three R52s?

It may be that you need more amps on your power supply. 0.8A for 24V and 3 x high power cards could be on the edge. The standard power units only guarantee 80% of the rated power for continuous use -- 100% is for peaks only.
by tully
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM for Australia - any planning?
Replies: 38
Views: 5384

Re: MUM for Australia - any planning?

What do you think about Bali. Isn't it easy for Australians and Kiwis to get there?
by tully
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help with VPN on Mikrotik RouterOs
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

Re: Help with VPN on Mikrotik RouterOs

I think there are two sides to consultants offering paid help. 1. If something is difficult and time consuming, then any person (including consultants) could suggest that the person needing help might look at the consultants list and possibly pick himself. 2. Forum users should not promote themselve...
by tully
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

I think you have problems with your 12V power supplies. I suggest that users disregard your message and use their own experience and our test results.
by tully
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

The RB333 does not have a transformer (isolation). Connecting it to the power supply with all the other boards in parallel can make problems. I suggest that you have an electrician consult you on what is the best way to set up your system.
by tully
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

If the board will not run fine with the 12V power supply, then something is wrong with 12V power supply or the board you have. Can you try with a different 12V power supply and report back.
by tully
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load balancing with failover
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Load balancing with failover

Nothing started, but maybe something in Q1.

John
by tully
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Bricked rb532a ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2995

Re: Bricked rb532a ?

Do you get it to Etherboot?
by tully
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

We have tested it here and it does work. You probably have a voltage drop on the cable or from your battery supply. Please use a multimeter to measure the input voltage on the board.
by tully
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

It should work fine with 12V connected to the jack -- even down to 10V. Perhaps you don't have a high enough amp rating on your 12V power supply. I would suggest 2.5-3A as in reality the amp rating is only good for 80% of the value when under continuous load. 100% of the value is generally peaks. Fo...
by tully
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM in Egypt - DONE!
Replies: 26
Views: 5322

Re: MUM Egypt who is coming?

For those coming from Germany or can transit through Germany, there are a lot of direct cheap flights to Sharm el Sheikh. http://www.airninja.com/discountairlines/fromSharmElSheikhEgypt/toGermany.htm also LTU http://www.ltu.com/world/ and a list of discount/chart airlines all over Europe that fly di...
by tully
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Free licenses to anyone...
Replies: 85
Views: 20320

Re: Free licenses to anyone...

Normis will be back from vacation next week. Then you can get your free license.
by tully
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

Do you mean 12V using POE or using the jack?
by tully
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: More ways to earn free licenses!
Replies: 162
Views: 74179

Re: More ways to earn free licenses!

Normis in on vacation and will be back Oct 1st. You have to wait for him.
by tully
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox
Replies: 55
Views: 15600

Re: Monitoring of battery voltage via winbox

See here in the manual, it supports 12V.
http://www.routerboard.com/pdf/rb333ugBe.pdf
by tully
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Translating THE DUDE
Replies: 147
Views: 44144

Re: Translating THE DUDE

Normis is on vacation and should be back on Oct 1st.
by tully
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM in Egypt - DONE!
Replies: 26
Views: 5322

Re: MUM Egypt who is coming?

I will be there!!!
by tully
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: POE switches and Mikrotik
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: POE switches and Mikrotik

The RB153 and RB532r5 should both work with power over datalines 802.3af. But some of the first RB532r5 boards did not work well with all the switches. Perhaps support can tell which work with all POE injectors.
by tully
Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: A script to watch the battery voltage?
Replies: 15
Views: 6495

Re: A script to watch the battery voltage?

The RB333 has an input voltage monitor.

See page 9 of the manual http://www.routerboard.com/pdf/rb333ugBe.pdf
by tully
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput
Replies: 71
Views: 6155

Re: Help - NStreme2 terrible throughput

Dingram, why have you screwed up all your rates? Set to default and don't touch those things.

area="" arp=enabled band=5ghz basic-rates-a/g=54Mbps burst-time=1500 \
comment="" compression=yes country=no_country_set default-ap-tx-limit=0 \
default-authentication=yes default-client-tx-limit=0 \
by tully
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Load balancing with failover
Replies: 17
Views: 4376

Re: Load balancing with failover

Typically the satellite bonding boxes have TCP acceleration (TCP ack frame spoofing so that the sender will not wait for the real high latency ack frame to arrive before sending another TCP window). RouterOS does not have that, but we will look into that and see how hard it is to make.

John
by tully
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: constant disconnects and slow uploads...
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: constant disconnects and slow uploads...

You have done a very common thing. You have messed up the rates. It is a big mistake to change settings without understanding what they mean. I suggest you default the entire box and start over. The goo news is that everything will work fine when you go back to defaults. supported-rates-b="" \ suppo...
by tully
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Rb133C reset functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4305

Re: Rb133C reset functions

You should check the routerboard manual, but probably you need to set your hyperterminal to no flow control.
by tully
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Poor performance on my AP
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Poor performance on my AP

The basic-rate should be only 1 for 11b and 6 for 11a/g. You should change this back to default and probably reset everything to default if you have played with anything else. If you change any of the more advanced radio settings, you can get no/bad connection and even burn your amplifier and ruin t...
by tully
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MT slows performance over 24 hours
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: MT slows performance over 24 hours

Usually some clients are doing peer to peer and and reboot disconnects all the sessions.
by tully
Sun May 20, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dfs still not working on Beta8
Replies: 2
Views: 696

DFS is only for radar dectection -- other APs don't make a difference.
by tully
Sun May 20, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 261,1km link up and running!
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

Congratulations!

Can you give us the UDP throughput (not using the WRAP boards to generate /receive the traffic). Two RB532s at 400MHz would probably increase the speed a bit also.

If you could write with the nstreme settings, we might be able to suggest something to try to increase the speed.
by tully
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB532 only showing 1 ethernet interface and no wireless
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Also it could be that one of your antennas took static electricity and it only knocked out the PCI bus, while the rest of the CPU and board is working.
by tully
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB532 only showing 1 ethernet interface and no wireless
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

That sounds like the PCI bus has stopped working. This is not common. Could be water has corroded some PCI connector. It is possible that excessive heat can do that.

You should make sure the power-save feature is set in the system 'routerboard' options.
by tully
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 x XR2 + R52 in RB 133 testing power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

All of the high power cards have an offset -- if the software says 18, it probably has a 5-8dB offset and you will get 23-26dBm -- because they are made to work with the madwifi driver that does not allow a setting of higher than 20dBm. Default power settings (that are read from the radio card) on R...
by tully
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2 x XR2 + R52 in RB 133 testing power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

From a post to a mailing list: > I will be willing to bet that the RB133 cant push both of the high powered >cards. I know a RB532 cant do it. Hello Mac, I am willing to take that bet -- maybe a few cigars and some scotch! All joking aside, it has been tested with three SR2 cards doing continuous tr...
by tully
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Abnormal latency on APs
Replies: 41
Views: 4876

As usual, your rate settings are all messed up. A /system reset is probably easiest.
by tully
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 18km link CM9 ws SR5, 40Mbit, but some packet loss.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

basic-rates a/g should be left to the default of 6Mb/s (unless you are experimenting). Most likely you should set all to default and start over and config only the basics.
by tully
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: What happened to the channels above 2.5Ghz?
Replies: 21
Views: 3812

Cards based on the Atheros 5211 chipset (b/a) -- so you would only be able to use 'b' in 2.5GHz.
by tully
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New topic and the old problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

It is most likely a problem with the cabling or antenna. Check for both sides of the link: - waterproofing of connectors - water in the cable (if they have been exposed to water, they must be replaced) - are the connectors tight - do you have the antenna connected to the correct connector on the wir...
by tully
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lockups...
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

How do you know it is not a PCI bus power issue? What test did you perform?
by tully
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lockups...
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

The SR2s draw allot of power and the PCI bus standard only requires that 20W are available for 5V. You might be pushing this limit for the PCI bus (your motherboard or mini-tower power supply may be insufficient -- or even the mpci to pci adapter).
by tully
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bad signal/interference?
Replies: 14
Views: 2693

Maybe you have to use the newest version and set the

proprietary-extensions=post-2.9.25

This is in the wireless menu. The Intel driver might need this change.
by tully
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8602 + RB 532 = NOT STABLE! why hasnt someone point this out
Replies: 36
Views: 10169

Maybe they won't work at all, but we can't worry about the hardware if it is not clear that the software config is correct. So, you should set the software to "/system reset" and then do a test and then send the supout file to support@mikrotik.com ... After that, we will look for problems in the har...
by tully
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Freeradius not working
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Please use a Freeradius forum or list for support on Freeradius -- unless it is directly associated with RouterOS.
by tully
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: 8602 + RB 532 = NOT STABLE! why hasnt someone point this out
Replies: 36
Views: 10169

You should leave the rates to default -- these come from the card and the card manufacturers sets them. AGAIN YOU ARE CHANGING THINGS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.... Read the specs sheet and you will understand that all rate should not be at the same power. Again I suggest to go back to defaults '/system r...
by tully
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB500 AP slows down on load ....
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Maybe the radio is getting too hot and having allot of retries. I would try setting the power lower than the default. Try something like 23dBm fixed.

John
by tully
Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WDS random Disconnect / Reconnect - some times reboot- ??
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

What radio do have that can make 1W (30dBm) of power -- tx-power is set to 30dBm? As I know, there no such radio. You are overdriving the radio and therefore the problem. DONT CHANGE THINGS THAT YOU DONT UNDERSTAND I suggest the you reset the entire config back to default "/system reset" -- and be s...
by tully
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wireless client somtimes connect somtimes not ......
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

You should think about setting the ack-timeout to dynamic (the default) and maybe doing a complete reset of you AP in case you have changed something else from the defaults.

John
by tully
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AP-client problem on 5GHz (trassmission rate)
Replies: 1
Views: 757

You should be writing to Ovislink and Sparklan, it sounds like they have problems with ack timing for long distance links -- or use the RB112.

John
by tully
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Please Urgently Help RB 532 can't work in two rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

When we received prototype 900MHz cards, we had to resolder the rf shields because it did not work (just like you described). Maybe try some other 900MHz cards or check the soldering -- it is not easy unless you are really good at working with this stuff.

John
by tully
Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Tranzeo Crashing and Dude?
Replies: 10
Views: 7371

If the Dude does crash Tranzeo radios, you should start working with Tranzeo to get them to fix their firmware. If the Dude can crash them, then anybody can write an snmp probe that will crash them -- with the probe running from anywhere in the world. I can imagine that all Tranzeos around the world...
by tully
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Atheros card couldn't be acknowledge on RB532
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Check that the pigtail u.fl connector is not shorting out (by touch a capacitor or other metal).

John
by tully
Thu May 25, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: User using another IP address
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

You can't get PPPoE passwords with a fake PPPoE server if you use CHAP.

John
by tully
Wed May 24, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routed 18mbps VS. Bridged 13mbps
Replies: 19
Views: 3560

Make sure that you are using a newer version -- new than .20. We optimized some bridging after that.

John
by tully
Wed May 24, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: E-mail and scripting quesiton..
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

There are multiple ways how you can
get it without using 'get':
1) using '/system logging action add target=email';
2) using $interface, $mac-address and $address variables in dhcp-alert

We will add this in the list of things to do.

John
by tully
Wed May 24, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Request - Always boot from ethernet 1st
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

I beleive the newest bios will check if the nand image is corrupt and then boot to ethernet -- by default.

John
by tully
Wed May 24, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 25Km 125Mbps FDX Link
Replies: 24
Views: 10431

Note, when the rate jumps around, it is not a problem -- that is how it is supposed to work.

John
by tully
Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: WIreless radiocards loosing wireless on routerboard
Replies: 17
Views: 4018

It is a common problem that the pigtail u.fl connector sleeve can touch a capacitor and short the radio -- and it dissappears from the PCI bus. Check this. Also if the board really overheats, usually the PCI bus dissappears first. Maybe add some ventilation holes if you think it is getting really ho...
by tully
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and T1
Replies: 17
Views: 2529

I can't remember exactly what the problem was. You can check if they provide the full source code for the driver. If not, and they only offer parts of it in binary, we won't support it because we can't always use the binaries for the newer versions.

John
by tully
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Anyone ever seen this problem before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

It looks like you have more interference on one side and the is why the wireless shows almost twice that actual traffice (retransmits) -- I don't know this for sure, Uldis can check this for you.

John
by tully
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: smartbridge cannot associate with mt ap after 2.9.8
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Please try with 2.9.18 and then make a supout file while the SB is trying to associate and send that to support@mikrotik.com
by tully
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: poll: u.fl vs. mmcx for sr2, sr5 and soldering
Replies: 28
Views: 7911

Ubiquiti has or had a post on their web page about the mmcx not working correctly. http://www.ubnt.com/updates/index.htm

It appears that since Aug 30th they have corrected it.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noise-floor information
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Yes, Nstreme uses the same frame encoding (ofdm...) as 802.11.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do I slow down MT ARP Requests?
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

It sounds like his subnet is being scanned and the router is looking for the MACs of IPs that aren't being used.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB500 or 2.19 AP problem
Replies: 1
Views: 852

I would suggest that you send a supout file to support@mikrotik.com . There are allot of cases of config problems -- we plan on reducing the wireless settings possibilities.

John
by tully
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Noise-floor information
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

The noise floor is only for non 802.11 activity on the spectrum. 802.11 traffic is not considered noise in this case.

John
by tully
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB-112 question
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

The RB112 do fine as an AP as long as you don't add to many servers to it. You can add one, but not all -- such as hotspot, pptp, pppoe...

We have tested it indoors with 1500 UDP and gotten about 40Mb/s. We will make a test pdf to show the performance in within the next week or so.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: .npk to .zip
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

No, I don't see it. I will ask our support department to add an 'all packages' RB500 download.

John
by tully
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .npk to .zip
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Check the 'all packages' zip files.

John
by tully
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bulk configuration tool...
Replies: 12
Views: 5833

SNMP write is on the list. I expect support in 2.10 in a couple of months. Of course it will be beta.

John
by tully
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: new problem
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Make sure the antenna is connected to the connector nearer the middle of the board. The AR5413/14 cards are opposite the CM9.

John
by tully
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: No wlan interface for CM9
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Check that the u.fl of the pigtail is not shorting by touching a capacitor near the connector.

John
by tully
Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Stand Alone access point OR MikroTik Access point
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Actually the RB112 can be used as an AP. But it does have some memory limitations. These mainly affect the amount of clients for queues, pppoe server, and hotspot. You can't run all of these services at the same time! But each can be run without the others... For queues, you can probably have some h...
by tully
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: with nstreme good link, without nstreme very bad link
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

I would suggest using the newer version with the current wireless driver and do a /system reset so that the default values for wireless are set.

John
by tully
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.17 - PPPoE users falling off one by one slowly
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

You should send a supout file to support@mikrotik.com

John
by tully
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Dual Nstreme Fun lol
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

You should position the antennas at least a meter apart and make sure that you use the current version (because of the improved wireless support).

John
by tully
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: problem recognizing ATHEROS AR5213A-00 card
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Check that the u.fl pig tail connector is not touching any capacitor making a short.

John
by tully
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange problems with new hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

You can just add a heatsink with a fan -- if you don't like the word 'freezer,' then you can call it an 'environmental chamber' (and use the heatsink also). Screenshots are not so important -- just the test and supout if it fails. A pic of the heatsink and the kind of mounting paste would also be he...
by tully
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros AP cannot handle load
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

I would also suggest using the most current version (which has our new driver). Some users have reported that it is better in noisy conditions.

John
by tully
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange problems with new hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

I think the realtek chips might be getting too hot when you get up to 500Mb/s. Maybe stick the board in a freezer and see if it can go faster -- or add a heatsink with a fan.

I would be interested to hear the results.

John
by tully
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2.9.14 wireless problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

Our routers show 60s as default. Maybe it was a number from an older router that was upgraded. A new install should have 60s as default.

John
by tully
Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AR5213 with no turbo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

To quote, he said a "CM9 similar card" -- so it is not a CM9.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: AR5213 with no turbo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Only the 5214 chip supports turbo -- this is reported by the eeprom to driver and you then you don't get that option.
by tully
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros AP cannot handle load
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Sounds like you have the antenna connector on the wrong port of the card. It needs to be on the connector closer to the middle of the card.

John
by tully
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB532, CM9, and high pings
Replies: 28
Views: 5510

This is the reason for your problem.

- Basic B rates - I have all of them checked

You must set the basic-rate to only 1Mb/s -- and don't change anything that you don't understand.

John
by tully
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: troubles using mktk as a dhcp client
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

I had a problem like that and it took me a while to figure out -- but I can't remember the details, but I think it was something to do with the Dlink getting an IP from the DSL that was in the same subnet as the DHSP server address... I think I changed the addresses that it would give out and things...
by tully
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.4 fluctuation, high interefence
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

We are going to have to remove the basic-rate setting as it is making allot of headaches for us and others. The only time you can enable higher basic rates is when you have a perfect connection and it won't speed things up so much that you can see a difference.

John
by tully
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet port bumping up/down
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

Check

interface ethernet
by tully
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethernet port bumping up/down
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

2m is the IEEE minimum. I think with the current 2.9 (2.9.10+) you can control the MDI-X on/off for the Eth1 (first Ethernet port). For Eth2,3 we would have to put jumpers on the board and have decided against that.

John
by tully
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Recommended antennas for 70km ?
Replies: 24
Views: 7225

I saw that the test were only running for 4s and 11s. It may take longer for the bandwidth test to get to the full speed of the link. Also, you should add any 'normal' traffic that is already going over the link. Nstreme might speed this up if you are not already using it. If the signal is good, you...
by tully
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Atheros driver bug, system lock-up!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Perhaps you can try madwifi at full load. It is most likely a problem of the PCI bus setup by the bios. In the past, we tested the EPIA V and found that the bios made PCI errors with the Atheros card -- and lock-up at high speed. We burned the EPIA (original old board -- not V) boot firmare on the E...
by tully
Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: GigaByte GN-WP01GT
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

GN-WP01GT appears to be an Atheros chipset -- as it mentions Super G. You should send a supout file to use and we will add support to the next version.

John
by tully
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Slow Links (Antani Pictures included)
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

There will be a fix in nstreme for the 5211 -- nstreme was ignoring frame size limiting (and that is needed for the 5211 as it can not support as big frame sizes as the 5213... and new chips). You might set the framer-policy to exact-size so that it will not send above regular ethernet frame sizes. ...
by tully
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: link with -25 dbm,but get only 2 Mbps through it!
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

You should do "/system reset" as you have been changing settings that you know nothing about. Basic-rate should be left at their default.

John
by tully
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is MT a radius server
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Hello Savage,

You should point out any defects in the current radius -- generalizing as you have done means nothing.

RouterOS does not have a radius server. It does have a radius client and there are no known defects at this moment.

John
by tully
Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: olsr support
Replies: 12
Views: 6110

It will be our own protocol. How it will work is considered a trade secret.

John
by tully
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: olsr support
Replies: 12
Views: 6110

A MAC level mesh is in the works. Probably beta in two months.

John
by tully
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Freeradius used to get accurate bandwidth statistics
Replies: 16
Views: 5207

Here is something from a support message:

We don't support PoD, but we have similar feature - DM (Disconnect-Message),
what is specified in the RFC3576.
To enable it use this command "/radius incoming set accept=yes". In that menu
you can also specify on which port to listen.
by tully
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Freeradius used to get accurate bandwidth statistics
Replies: 16
Views: 5207

I think we support radius disconnect -- radius can send packet to the router instructing it to disconnect a client. You will have to check with support and it should be in the manual.

John
by tully
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan interface not showing when using CM9 mini PCI card
Replies: 8
Views: 3979

For the last two posters, you should check that the u.fl pigtail connector is not touching a resistor or capacitor with the sleave of the connector.

John
by tully
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox Preferences
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Give them each their own login!

John
by tully
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 200m link, 802.11G, only 8 mbits through it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4067

layer3arts,

You have the basic-rates-a/g=54. This is wrong. It must be set to 6Mb/s only.

John
by tully
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Urgent! Problems with speed
Replies: 23
Views: 5375

I would suggest sending your supout file to support@mikrotik.com so that they can check it over. If you think it is really the wireless support, then you can try to enable the wireless-test package under the /system/packages menu and reboot. Also, it should be easy to downgrade to v2.8.x. But first ...
by tully
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Great signal, stays connected but pings time out
Replies: 14
Views: 3356

I would suggest using wireless-test, that definitely has improvements for performance over the standard v2.9 wireless driver. Of course, it needs to be tested some to make sure there are no problems.

John
by tully
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 500 and Perfomance
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Please use v2.9.11 and send a supout file to support when you see this problem.

John
by tully
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik have a bandwith show tool like trafshow or pftop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

You can use traffic-flow (it is the same as netflow) with a netflow server.

John
by tully
Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 ISP providers (WAN) - one LAN with MikroTik in Game Centre
Replies: 10
Views: 4666

This forum is for user to user support -- and sometimes comments from Mikrotik staff.

Official support (that comes when you pay for a license) is only given when you write to support@mikrotik.com -- as stated in the manuals and on the web site.

John
by tully
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rc4 - wireless interface disappearing
Replies: 24
Views: 9504

We have just had a very astute user report that some pigtails have a long jacket on the u.fl connector and can touch a resistor near the connector and short the mpci card. Then the interface will dissapper. We will make an application note showing this with pics and also suggestions to avoid this. J...
by tully
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to trigger the activity LED on the RB532?
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

Some wireless cards, like CM9 are designed for laptops and do not have the LED lines connected for LED display. They use them for a hardswitch to disable the all wireless -- disable the RF signal.

John
by tully
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mac telnet from windows
Replies: 11
Views: 6788

You have to have the terminal program in the same folder I think. You can also just run the terminal program for the command line.

John
by tully
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: cannot reconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Basic rate should be set back to default. Do a system-reset and it will happen.

John
by tully
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan interface not showing when using CM9 mini PCI card
Replies: 8
Views: 3979

You should make a supout file and send it to support@mikrotik.com .

John
by tully
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Routerboard 532 does not detect SR2
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Check your license. You need L4 or higher.

John
by tully
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Hotspot Challange: 2 hour per day limit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

There will be a display of this at the MUM and talk about complementary hotspots.

John
by tully
Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to trigger the activity LED on the RB532?
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

See manual


Notes
For some Ethernet NICs it is possible to blink the LEDs for 10s. Type /interface ethernet blink
ether1 and watch the NICs to see the one which has blinking LEDs.
by tully
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for reliability, SR2 or CM9???
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

Please re-read the link above!
by tully
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Looking for reliability, SR2 or CM9???
Replies: 12
Views: 3440

by tully
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MPLS implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 3832

MPLS is in the long term agenda, but there are extensive standards of which most parts are not needed. It will take allot of work to get the right mix without taking all of our development time. At the moment, we are getting close to completing our own bgp and moving on ospf -- in the routing-test.n...
by tully
Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone pushing more than 100Mbps on GigE?
Replies: 18
Views: 4426

Here is what we have tested about a year ago with a Xeon box and gig intel interfaces. The traffic was generated and received on two other Xeon boxes. We have put 1000 rules on the box which would be the same as 1000 hotspot users basically. About 850Mb/s send and 750Mb/s receive -- 1500 byte packet...
by tully
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Which version?
by tully
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

I don't think there is any hard limit for the number of virtual APs.

John
by tully
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Alginment beeper
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

A beeper is in the redesign of the RB500, but that won't be on sale until May or so next year.

There will be another board available in March or sooner that does have a beeper onboard.

Sorry,

John
by tully
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 200m link, 802.11G, only 8 mbits through it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4067

Supported rates should include all the a/g rates 6-54,

In cases where admins have played with every settings, it is wise to do a /system reset to get the defaults back.

You need to have a serial connection as all configs will be wiped out.

John
by tully
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 200m link, 802.11G, only 8 mbits through it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4067

There is a big difference between the speed of v2.8.x and v2.9.8, especially in wireless. The driver was optimized.

John
by tully
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 532 NIC activity going crazy
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

On the next revision of the RB500, you will have the option to disable the MDI/X for the VIA Ethernet interfaces. For now, you should use the first interface which uses and ADMtek PHY and MDI/X can be disabled from 2.9.6? by going to interface ethernet menu in the CLI.

John
by tully
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: two rb 532 and 802.11a superange performance
Replies: 14
Views: 4037

Hello Brad, We understand that people get different results when testing -- and that is because there are a number of variables such as configuration settings, RouterOS version, wireless hardware, platform hardware, bugs, cables, interference, antennas, environment (lot of materials where signal bou...
by tully
Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Kernel panic after upgrade 2.9.2 on rb 532.
Replies: 18
Views: 4962

I think you should try 18V POE or change the jumpers and use 48V.

John
by tully
Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB500 and Nstreme slowness
Replies: 32
Views: 8157

You will not get correct information if you run the bandwidth test utility on the same RB500 that you are testing -- please remember this! You should use two other routers to generate and receive the traffic -- that goes through the RB500s. This has been written to the forum many times and I think i...
by tully
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 2.9/Prism AP problems
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

I suggest a quick upgrade to v2.9.1.

John
by tully
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Wireless cards missing
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

I have seen a posting on another list that when the antenna are connected (which are grounded), there interfaces don't show up. But if they don't connect the antenna -- then the interfaces are seen. If this is true, somebody should send such a set up to Ubiquiti so that they can test it. I will ask ...
by tully
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WPA (TKIP ?) in access-list [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

The private key should only have hex characters. This is in the manual.
by tully
Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bandwidth testing & CPU usage...
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Yes, that is how it is made.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Atheros issues..
Replies: 36
Views: 15011

Please send a supout file when you notice one of these clients that 'should' keep a connection, but is being lost. We can send you a script that will automatically make a supout just after this happens and email a notification to you. We would like to see what reports the radio is giving. Also, it w...
by tully
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: upgrade&cpu speedup = system hangup
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

You should write to support. The forum only provide community support.

John
by tully
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: ap & station mode
Replies: 1
Views: 2463

You can have a WDS connection to another AP and be in AP mode also.

John
by tully
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude inLinux?
Replies: 18
Views: 7625

Yes, but I understand that the web server part of the Dude won't work - but the regular GUI works fine.
by tully
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bandwidth server question
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Most people that report these kinds of problems have changed their basic-rates. DON'T DO THIS!

If you want to get informed answers, you should send you supout file to support@mikrotik.com -- on the forum, we have no idea of the full configuration of your setup.

John
by tully
Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: rc4 - wireless interface disappearing
Replies: 24
Views: 9504

The first 500 boards shipped do not support more than 9W of power. You can tell this by looking at the board. It does not have a connector on the pads that are marked 'Daughterboard.' They may have problems with the non-standard mpci SR cards. Also, you have not confirmed that you have set the CPU s...
by tully
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: rc4 - wireless interface disappearing
Replies: 24
Views: 9504

You should first test and then we can try to check something else.

John
by tully
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rc4 - wireless interface disappearing
Replies: 24
Views: 9504

You should set the CPU to 266MHz (the RB532 model). This works for us with two SR5 cards.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

Also, please send a supout file of the working system -- so that we can compare any changes.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Difference between signal-strength and tx-signal-strength
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

You can have reflections that cancel signal power only at one end.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WL-8310 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2639

If you send a supout file, we can add support for these cards.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probes
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

That is in the work. Maybe there will be a new release Wednesday. If not, it will be the next Wednesday and then every Wednesday after that.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNMP write
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

It is not planned.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have the Mikrotik Pure G technology?
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Yes, just select 2.4GHz-only-g

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TX/RX signal strength
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

You should send a supout file to support@mikrotik.com so that they can check the configuration.

John
by tully
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Planned support for ...
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Not at the moment.

John
by tully
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB 500 ends up in Starting Services..and stays there forever [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

It sounds like you need to try a different null modem cable or disable the hardware flow control on both computers. Perhaps you can telnet to it.

If this does not help. You should write support and get a netinstall to reinstall.

John
by tully
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BCM 5721 Drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

I assume this is gig Ethernet or so. If you can send us your supout file (sent to supout@mikrotik.com).

We will put it on this list or try to add it quicker...

John
by tully
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

You should use the dynamic framing. Exact framing will be pretty much like 802.11 in some cases.

v2.9 is different in many ways, so you should do your test with this.

John
by tully
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme and interference
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

That is not correct. Nstreme 'WAS' having long ping times (latency) in previous versions (before rc2? or so). The throughput under our test was the same or better than 802.11. The TCP throughput (only one connection) was not good because TCP automatically slows each TCP connection based on latency. ...
by tully
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Routerboard - Can I use two 5.8 cards and one 2.4 card?
Replies: 11
Views: 1956

The RB500 can deliver full mpci spec power (2W per mpci slot) to all slots -- up to six with the daughterboard installed.

John
by tully
Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Verizon Wireless EVDO Drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

If someone can send us a card, we can evaluate it.

John
by tully
Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad 2.8.x AND 2.9.x OSPF bug? (was: IP Pool bug)
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

The support department is doing their best. You should continue to work with them. If you want the issue solved quickly, then you should contact support first -- I hate to see people wasting their time and getting frustrated when they could simply email support and have the best chance of getting th...
by tully
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long Distance Links
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

As I have written before, we are working on a new wireless package that will enable Nstreme to go faster on low power platforms. Should be ready for you to test in a week or so. Possibly 20-40% faster.

John
by tully
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Super Range 5 in RB200
Replies: 30
Views: 8235

We may offer a RB14 with a higher power LDO. But, the 50% of the power used by the cards will be wasted by the LDO to make the 3.3V. So the efficiency is ~66%. The PCI specs have 20W as the required 5V for the PC PCI bus. So, with four cards running at full speed, you will use 30W. Also, the RB15 is...
by tully
Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent SPI
Replies: 2
Views: 722

If you mean the firewall is working while router is bridging traffic, the answer is yes. And yes, it does have stateful packet inspection.

John
by tully
Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

This manual section is being worked on. I suggest hitting the tab key twice and seeing what options you can try...

John
by tully
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Super Range 5 in RB200
Replies: 30
Views: 8235

The RB200 has the ability to make 15W for the entire board. The SR5 needs 4-5W avg and more for it's max. Whatever you do, you will be on the edge of the limits. The RB14 LDO (power regulator changing 5V to 3.3V) can put out 4.95W and there is one for two mpci connectors (two LDOs on the RB14 board ...
by tully
Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB500 daughterboard ethernet causes crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

The correct reporting on the PHY status and setting the PHY for VIA was added in RC5 I think -- it also has some bugs it seems. We will get that fixed for the next release.

John
by tully
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: L2TP tunnel authentication
Replies: 11
Views: 2834

We have looked at this over time, but we needed to complete some base ppp support. We don't have any 'big iron' stuff here to test with. We do have some small Ciscos and we have some more coming for compatibility test and such. Do you know if the small Ciscos will support the LNS features??? Or any ...
by tully
Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB500 200-300 MB/s throughput !?
Replies: 1
Views: 814

This figure is only for Ethernet interfaces. This is megabits per second -- Mb/s. Thanks for finding the typo. We can do ~98Mb/s full duplex between two ports (routing 196Mb/s throughput) and about 35Mb/s going in the 3rd port and routed out another subnet on the same port (so about 35Mb/s routed). ...
by tully
Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme2 support
Replies: 17
Views: 3601

Xandor,

You should start learning about TCP protocol by reading the RFC and searching google.

Then, you will have started. If you are lazy and don't try to learn about what you are writing about, then don't post to this forum.

John
by tully
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme2 support
Replies: 17
Views: 3601

The RB532 with 266MHz does about 50Mb/s throughput over wireless. We are changing some code to increase that. Over Ethernet, it can do 200-300Mb/s. I suggest that Xandar has the wrong information.

John
by tully
Mon May 23, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: conecting 5211 and 5213
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

The basic rate is used for link maintenance -- set it back to 6Mb/s and then leave the supported rates to all of the rates.

Or reset the entire config and start ove.

John
by tully
Mon May 23, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Serious RB532 interface crash?
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Hello, There is a known bug in RC2. RC4 may have solved the bug -- but probably not. RC4 will recover 'gracefully' by restarting the interface, keeping your config, and all will start working again. Please send your supout file with config (before failutre) and after failure to support@mikrotik.com ...
by tully
Fri May 20, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC2 wireless setting not sticking
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

RC3 has a fix for losing config when you use radius mac authentication for wireless. Also, now when their is a wireless failure, it will not lose the configuration, but all clients will be disconnected and reconnected. We haven't found the main bug yet so please keep sending the supout files for rc3...
by tully
Tue May 17, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: problem with new 5213 cards
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Send a supout file and we can check on it.

John
by tully
Tue May 17, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC2 wireless setting not sticking
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

I don't think any reinstallation would help. We are trying to reproduce the failure here. We also need your supout file that shows the configuration you have set on your radio (before it is lost).

John
by tully
Fri May 13, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy LanMedia Corp DS3 cards and Xspeed SDSL cards?
Replies: 2
Views: 978

http://www.sbei.net/Products/WAN/wanPCI-1T3.htm

SBE wanPCI-1T3 DS3 PCI WAN adapter

This company bought Lan Media and still produces their cards with a different part number.

John
by tully
Thu May 12, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nstream issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

The wireless algorithms are optimizing the throughput, therefore it will (should not) help speed by changing these settings. If you change the basic rates support to higher rates, then you can lose important link management frames -- which will really slow everything down.

John
by tully
Thu May 12, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Multiple Radios on an outdoor Routerboard (230)
Replies: 9
Views: 3535

The RB532 with the RB564 give six radio ports and nine Ethernet!!! List price is $250 plus L5 license.

The size is less than 9x9inches and less than 3 inches high.

John
by tully
Thu May 12, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: lowest dBm for nstreme
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

The Nstreme in v2.9rcX now has a dynamic feature which removes the 'high ping' sometimes that could be seen in a link that had allot losses. Also, the rc2 has an improvement for systems where the CPU was the bottleneck. I suggest trying with the newer version.

John
by tully
Tue May 10, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Router Crash Serveral times a Week
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Most of the newer 3com cards actually have the Realtek chip (I think). We have always suggested not to use Realtek Eth chips. Change these cards and the problem will probably be gone.

John
by tully
Thu May 05, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [2.9rc1] Web-proxy lockup and still using assigned port.
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

You should make a supout file and send it to support@mikrotik.com
by tully
Thu May 05, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The router continuously generates ARP requests.
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

You can send your supout file to support@mikrotik.com and then they can check if it is a configuration issue.

John
by tully
Thu May 05, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is RB52?
Replies: 19
Views: 4870

Yes, but you can know that all of our hardware is 'assembled' by contract manufacturers as we don't have board assembly plants. Same situatin for Cisco and most other companies and products now.

John
by tully
Thu May 05, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The router continuously generates ARP requests.
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

It is probably someone scanning your network. There are filter rules in v2.9 that will prevent this.

John
by tully
Thu May 05, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking access points from registering via WDS
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

We can remove the 'log spamming', but thats about it.

John
by tully
Tue May 03, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINDING #3
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Here are some suggestions for protecting your hotspot or AP. We will work on some default options for hotspot and AP that are easy to set or put in by default. But adding simple rules like (v2.9 only) this can help: 1) "/ip firewall filter add dst-limit=5/1s,5,src-and-dst-addresses", but be carefull...
by tully
Tue May 03, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINDING # 1
Replies: 1
Views: 831

For point 3, we will be optimizing Nstreme to where it will only use a small amount more of CPU than regular 802.11. It will be a big job, so it will probably be available in a test wireless package for v2.9 in eight weeks or so (just a guess).

John
by tully
Tue May 03, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking access points from registering via WDS
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

In v2.8, you should use static WDS if you want to only allow certain connections.

In the logs it may say that WDS is connected, but when in static WDS, there will be no data to or from this WDS link.

John
by tully
Tue May 03, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test-2.9beta16.npk
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

You should get the 'all-packages' zip file from the download page.

Then uninstall the 'routing' package.

Then install the 'routing-test' package.

John
by tully
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test-2.9beta16.npk
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

RC1 should be out this afternoon. You should try the routing test package. It should have most of the BGP features requested and we would like to hear you opinions. We will support the RC to some level, so you could put it on commercial stuff as long as you are monitoring it closely and have a backu...
by tully
Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBOARD 500 Korina NIC unstable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

The Korina driver in the patch from routerboard.com is stable with that kernel. Must be some change in your kernel or other change.

John
by tully
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CF Slot on RB500
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Currently it can be used for booting Linux and as a 'hard drive' for Linux. In the future, we may add a proxy cache for RouterOS or use it for another RouterOS feature that need more storage than the NAND can provide.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10644

Re: RB design

The new routerboard physical layout design does not appear to be well thought out. Often folks have radios go out, and often I do not think people will use cf port anyways since it is already built in. On the new RB they put a radio card on the front and then another on the back. The PCB provides s...
by tully
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Can you change the radio that has the 'lower tx' and check. Perhaps the PA or something to do with the PA has burned or become defection.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: WLAN management system for 240 Mikrotik AP management!!
Replies: 2
Views: 795

We have a Network monitor program that should be out in beta any day. After we get the network monitoring part running at a suitable level, we will add group AP management. Check the download site often as it should be there soon.

John
by tully
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: routing-test-2.9beta16.npk
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

This has our new BGP (not using Zebra or Quagga). You can install this package (without uninstalling anything). You should delete your BGP config or have nothing configured for it.

John
by tully
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Senao-Prism 2.5 not found w/routerboard 532
Replies: 22
Views: 6306

This will be fixed in the next beta version. It will be out tomorrow probably.

John
by tully
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN segmentation in hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Yes, but it will be best to use v2.9. v2.8 has VAP with only one MAC and windows has problems with this.

John
by tully
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN segmentation in hotspot
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

How cisco does that is already possible in v2.8, and in 2.9 even more because of different mac addresses for VAP. In 2.8 version you get cisco behaviour this way: hw interface ssid is what cisco calls "guest-mode ssid" - this is what is broadcasted in beacons. VAP interface ssids are additional ssid...
by tully
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bridging problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

I think the most popular new Dlink cards use the VT6105 Ethernet chip -- though they have a Dlink part number printed on the chip. This is the same chip we use in the RB44 and RB500 and RB564. The VT6105 (or Dlink version) or the Intel Ethernet chips are the best.

John
by tully
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 20dB difference in signal strengths
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

You may have local interference on just one antenna. It could be caused by some reflections on the rx signal or a local omni AP that is messing up only one side as the other side can't hear it.

John
by tully
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Antenna Gain - Wireless Interface property
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

This uses the antenna gain together with radio gain to make sure that you do not go outside of regulations for output power.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTP - Daylight Savings
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

We have looked at adding daylight savings time support. The problem is that it is difficult to maintain for the whole world. Some places are changing dates and such... If there is a good open source project that keeps a table of all the world changes, then maybe we could add support for it. But, we ...
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: to multicast or not
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Not anytime soon. We will keep it on our list of features to consider.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Maybe in a year.
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard 500 and Perfomance
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Probably 1000 or more, but we will have to test it. PPPoE in v2.9 is remade a bit.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MPLS
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

We are thinking about it -- but it has not been put to priority and we have many other projects. We may vlan in vlan before this as many people report that it is easier to use and of course simple for us to implement.

John
by tully
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: All litlle city coverage
Replies: 2
Views: 940

This config should be fine, but we won't be shipping the RB500 that can use the daughterboard for a few weeks.

John
by tully
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Any good new on the RB500
Replies: 14
Views: 4596

Only BGP support for 100K plus routes will not be possible.

John
by tully
Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wifi througput problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

EoIP has to fragment 1500 byte packets to include the EoIP info in the packet. 1450?? byte packets will not be fragmented. So, sending one big and one small packets slows the wireless down some. We can make it so that it doesn't have to fragment the packet (it becomes a much more complicated protoco...
by tully
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lower throughput at each hop
Replies: 5
Views: 932

802.11 has a built in ack time that makes the link go slower over distance. Nstreme protocol addresses this bottleneck and a few others.

John
by tully
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with Prism in Beta
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Please make a supout file after you see the problem in v2.9 and send it to us so. support@mikrotik.com

John
by tully
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: reminder mesage
Replies: 21
Views: 7018

We will have a feature (most likely in v2.9) that allows you to redirect any http request after x minutes or every x minutes...

This will be for the free hotspots...

John
by tully
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wish list BGP v4 and support for IS-IS to OSPF
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

We will put that on the list for v2.9

John
by tully
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot aggregation using EOIP tunnels
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

V2.9 has features to help with this -- already in the beta. The documentation is in the works now. Check the beta manual around the end of the week.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Simple Web-Based GUI for RouterOs configuartion ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

This will be in v2.9 -- next beta release.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prism xmit speed criteria
Replies: 2
Views: 769

The AP finds the best rate to get frames through to the client -- this is much too technical to go into any detail.

John
by tully
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dynamic vlans
Replies: 2
Views: 733

We may be adding something like this to v2.9 -- but for what you want, you don't have to have vlans. The RouterOS AP does has a setting "default-forward" for each wireless interface and you should set this to no, so that there is no MAC level access between all the clients and then you can still hav...
by tully
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.11g supported?
Replies: 3
Views: 968

The 5211 never supported 'g.' It is only a/b.

For the 5212, be sure to send the supout file along with all the model/part numbers on the actual card you have.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: bandwidth issue when repeating with nstreme2
Replies: 4
Views: 962

You are welcome to send you supout file to support and they will look at the configuration.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sangoma S518 PCI ADSL Support
Replies: 15
Views: 3730

We will check on the link for the opensource driver.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Connection problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Please send a suppout file shortly after you see a dropped connection. If you write to support, they can send a script that will ping the client and make a suppout file.

John
by tully
Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Packet Sniffer - Alternate Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

We will think about this, but I don't know that we have enough support already to make it simple to add.

John
by tully
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Packet Sniffer - Alternate Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

In the current version and v2.9, you can stream this to a server.

John
by tully
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HotSpot and VLANs
Replies: 4
Views: 955

v2.9 has all of that for radius. Documentation will be slowly coming. The beta 12 should be up today with the new hotspot.

John
by tully
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless problems - Slow speeds
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

The Proxim radio has 65mW of output I think (maybe 35mW). If the amp and cabling were set up for that to work, then you may be better off powering down the Prism cards to something like 65mW -- test using a bandwidth tester and different power levels. If the amp has AGC, then maybe it is ok. If the ...
by tully
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Temperature sensors reading surface of the Sun temps
Replies: 4
Views: 7037

The SMBus(I2C) connects the watchdog/monitor chip to the CPU and become unstable after some time. We are adding addtitional code to check the output we get and that should be in some newer versions. We will have a newer version of the RB200 series our in a few months -- and we will see if we can cha...
by tully
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9beta9 and wireless
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

No, maybe on Friday or the coming Monday we will release a new version of the wireless for v2.9. It will have allot of new features, and probably some bugs as well.

John
by tully
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: More information in wireless registration table?
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

We may be able to have "last IP address" transmitted from, but there can be multiple addresses for a client radio -- this is mac level.

John
by tully
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: v2.9beta9 and wireless
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

The beta 2.9 package is behind in the fixes that are in v2.8 -- for the Atheros 5213 chipset. We will put the new v2.9 wireless package in the beta release this week.

John
by tully
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: N+streme manages hidden node problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

It is simply polling. There is no token -- that is a different technology.
OK, thanks for the response. And this polling prevents or controls colissions (ie Hidden node issues)?

regards, Mike.
Yes, it prevents any hidden node issues.

John
by tully
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N+streme manages hidden node problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

It is simply polling. There is no token -- that is a different technology.

John
by tully
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More information in wireless registration table?
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

I will check about prism, I thought we showed noise floor. Maybe we only show SNR and call it signal quality or something.

I will think about what we can provide for non-mikrotik clients.

John
by tully
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: More information in wireless registration table?
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: More information in wireless registration table?

Hi to all :) But I'm lack of (probably some other people also are) some more information in wireless registration table. I'd love to see such info as: 1. - noise level & SNR of the connections -- NA for Atheros as they don't give this info -- 2. - number of transmitted/received frames with retries ...
by tully
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WPA ETA?
Replies: 14
Views: 2883

As I remember, WPA2 is in the works for v2.9 -- but I will have to check on it next week. We are also working on 802.11i (or at least the features that can be easily used and are most needed).

John
by tully
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MacOS problems with MT hotspot
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

As always, you should upgrade to the current version and then make a supout file when you see the issue.

If you have important issues that need to be resolve, this is the process!

John
by tully
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: CM9 not working with 2.8.22, showing as 5212 instead 5213
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

We will take the wireless-legacy package out of the general distribution and put it as a separate download on the download page.

John
by tully
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: full Zebra BGP support
Replies: 14
Views: 5257

Here is a list of the features we are working on for our own implementation of BGP. If you have any comments or suggestions, please respond. Active route calculation; done Static routes; done Multiple routing tables; done bgp peer connection establishment; difficult, in progress multiple bgp protoco...
by tully
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox using MAC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

MAC winbox (MAC level, not Apple Mac) is or will be in the next beta version of Winbox - v2.9. As I remember this has been made.

John
by tully
Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Your timing is correct, but there won't be anything on this for two weeks -- than manual writing for this board will begin next week.

John
by tully
Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Low througput problem on 2.8.19
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

If you use the 5211 from us, then you should use v2.8.19 to correct and disconnect/reconnect issues.

John
by tully
Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low througput problem on 2.8.19
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Please send a supout file from both sides to support@mikrotik.com -- we have heard a number of complaints like this for the 5213. However, our test work perfectly. It may be that some D-link custom mpci designs with Atheros chips do not work well with our current low level radio setup -- perhaps the...
by tully
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New feature suggestion: RAMDISK
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

We will put a ramdisk for proxy cache on this list of ideas for v2.9

Thanks,

John
by tully
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

We have the prototypes now, but we will not make the specs until we goto full productions - about four weeks from now.

John
by tully
Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clients loosing connections in iregular intervals on 2.8.17
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

You can write support@mikrotik.com and they will assist you.

John
by tully
Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ver 2.9beta6 bug...
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

I think v2.9 beta6 already has multiple target addresses (at least in the CLI), just put a comma between the entries.

John
by tully
Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clients loosing connections in iregular intervals on 2.8.17
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

If you check the logs, you may see. If you send a supout file, we can see very low level logs and tell you why. It may be that there is water in the cable and that badly affects the physical (RF) part of the radio -- and it can go on and off.

John
by tully
Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DFS and WDS can't work - alternatives ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

We have WDS-slave, that will follow the AP with DFS set. You can't have two APs with DFS set.

John
by tully
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changes in v2.8.18
Replies: 1
Views: 894

It simply disconnects and reconnect quickly. The user may barely notice.

John
by tully
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP) / Nstreme
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

We do delay polling for stations that don't have any traffic, but it is dynamic and uses the max polling for three seconds after the first traffic. So it should be a problem -- except for the first packet.

John
by tully
Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interface not running
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

The "R" for running comes from BSD terminology for Ethernet interfaces -- they have an "up" state and "running." "Up and running" is some kind of American slang -- so it is not the easiest to understand, plus, we don't have "up" in our description. We use "enabled." We may change this to "C" for "co...
by tully
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: what is the recommended STABLE Prism2.5 firmware for 2.8.x
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

v2.8 automatically puts v1.7.4 secondary firmware on all prism cards -- when booted with RouterOS, though this is not a permanent write to the prism card. It may be that the primary firmware is so old, it can not support v1.7.4 sec -- then you would need to use your laptop and windows untility to fi...
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