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by paulct
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 416
Views: 56671

Re: v6.45.1 [stable] is released!

*) ethernet - added support for 25Gbps and 40Gbps rates

soon, mmmm
by paulct
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE server at tower OSPF + L2 Bridged
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: PPPoE server at tower OSPF + L2 Bridged

Usually goes like this

Tower (various P2P and P2MP links) - switch - router (pppoe server / NAT / Queues / OSPF / Maybe some L2) - link back to your network.
You would then have a central radius server somewhere in your network for auth and IPs .
by paulct
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PPPoE server at tower OSPF + L2 Bridged
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: PPPoE server at tower OSPF + L2 Bridged

Main advantage is spreading your risk to have a pppoe server at every pop. Second advantage is that not one router is doing all queues/firewall/natting for all clients.
by paulct
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1009-7G-1C Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: CCR1009-7G-1C Performance

Rather test via IPerf, using a powerful PC on either side of the router. You might be maxing out the CPU using btest.
The CCR1009 should be able to push more than 500Mbps.
by paulct
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1009-7G-1C Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: CCR1009-7G-1C Performance

How are you testing this limit?
by paulct
Tue May 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN LACP
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: VLAN LACP

The destination MAC address of LACP PDUs is 01:80:c2:00:00:02, which is a "link-local" multicast address, so switches that are not totally dumb do not forward such frames. LACP has been designed for interconnection of two adjacent boxes using multiple physical links, not for transiting each slave l...
by paulct
Mon May 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN LACP
Replies: 3
Views: 307

VLAN LACP

Hi One of our customers has two links, one through us, and one through another provider. We simply pass over some tagged vlans for them, via a CCR and at the data-centre another CCR. They are attempting to create LAG groups on their device to leverage the two diverse trunks provided to them. The Pri...
by paulct
Fri May 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Speed Test Loss Data on Multipl Hop
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Speed Test Loss Data on Multipl Hop

Check the latency between the links. TCP throughput it dependent on latency.
by paulct
Thu May 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS328-24P-4S+RM SFP+ ports problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: CRS328-24P-4S+RM SFP+ ports problem

There is an issue I have picked up which I have sent through to support.
However on a CRS317, using bidi Mikrotik models. They only work on ROS 6.41 and lower, any higher version and no SFP model information is displayed and there is no link with either auto or no negotiation.
by paulct
Fri May 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need more than one SFP interface at the level of $100 and $200
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Need more than one SFP interface at the level of $100 and $200

I agree, e.g HAPac2 with SFP but not at the price point of the old HAP AC.
by paulct
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 500Mpbs L2 service - Mikrotik RB3011
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: 500Mpbs L2 service - Mikrotik RB3011

Why are you shifting frequencies? Are they all connected via wireless?
by paulct
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6 RC and v7 BETA
Replies: 126
Views: 22577

Re: v6 RC and v7 BETA

All I can say is that development of v7 has picked up in the last few months, more than ever. While I can't promise anything stable, it is pretty safe to say, that some kind of public test release (like beta for specific platforms) could be expected this year. The chances of that happening are now ...
by paulct
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wrong "Last Link Down Time" in Winbox
Replies: 17
Views: 2236

Re: Wrong "Last Link Down Time" in Winbox

same here, a real issue when you to need to prove something.
by paulct
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC vs HAP AC2
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: HAP AC vs HAP AC2

Hap AC2 + an SFP port = :)
by paulct
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9882

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

Was this the big European MUM? Or is that one in April?
There seems to have been no live stream.
by paulct
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 305
Views: 66532

Re: v6.45beta [testing] is released!

*) ethernet - added support for 25Gbps and 40Gbps rates

Cough, MUM, new hardware?
Those new switches? And hopefully some new powerful routers.
by paulct
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BEST BGP Scneario
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: BEST BGP Scneario

eBGP on both routers to your provider - you will need separate interfaces/vlans.
Then iBGP between the two routers for redundancy.
by paulct
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Network diagram software?
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

Re: Network diagram software?

We also use draw.io
by paulct
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Peering traffice & BGP ..
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Peering traffice & BGP ..

can you explain more ...i did't get you ..what should change
Well are you getting routes in your routing table for the Peering? What routes are you getting for "international"?
by paulct
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Peering traffice & BGP ..
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Peering traffice & BGP ..

Setup BGP peering with the route servers and collectors at the internet exchange......
Those routes will then be injected into your routing table and everything else will e.g go out your default route for international.
by paulct
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP ac 5GHz issues with iPhone XS
Replies: 142
Views: 16312

Re: WAP ac 5GHz issues with iPhone XS

Thanks to everyone for their input. The issue has been found and fixed, sorry for such a long time needed to fix the issue. It should be released in the next public beta version.
Great news, what was the issue?
by paulct
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Product comparison matrix
Replies: 30
Views: 3903

Re: Product comparison matrix

Great news!
by paulct
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 538
Views: 55555

Re: LHG 60G experience

Got out link working on 66ghz at 1892.47m. Getting a mcs of 8 and 2.3Ghz. It can still be aligned quite a bit better - we will try on a less windy day. interface w60g monitor wlan60-1 connected: yes frequency: 66000 remote-address: 30:07:4D:43:06:E5 tx-mcs: 8 tx-phy-rate: 2.3Gbps signal: 50 rssi: -6...
by paulct
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: New 60ghz channel release expectation
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: New 60ghz channel release expectation

It is already live? 66ghz, but only via CLI
by paulct
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 40
Views: 6293

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

Nice idea, but no thanks. You would looks at least 1 - 2u anyway as you need space above and or below the switch - so no real point. A normal 48 port 1u or like NZ_Monkey said that Juniper is very nice. There is a much greater risk one could damage or unseat the cabling.
by paulct
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: WAP ac 5GHz issues with iPhone XS
Replies: 142
Views: 16312

Re: WAP ac 5GHz issues with iPhone XS

Hmmm IPV6 package not enabled on our clients router, also no Nest devices. However setting 5Ghz to wireless N does work. Though not ideal.
by paulct
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 538
Views: 55555

Re: LHG 60G experience

Yup also using the latest beta. On two separate links of +-1800m and 2000m cannot even make a single link. Using 64800 and 66000. You would think after aiming for a while there would at least be a connection - a bad one at least.
by paulct
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nonstandard 60GHz channel, why 66000 and not 66960 MHz?
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Nonstandard 60GHz channel, why 66000 and not 66960 MHz?

How are you seeing this channel? I have the latest release, and I'm in the US, but I don't see how to enable a channel higher than 64800.
Only on beta versions and only via the CLI currently.
by paulct
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP in Router A and other things in Router B?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: BGP in Router A and other things in Router B?

Well you can run iBGP between the two or just normal OSPF.

E.g /30 between the two, instances using a loopback IP and a default route our for router B.

Router B can then be your PPPoe Server, DHCP, queuing etc...
by paulct
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming
Replies: 52
Views: 16687

Re: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming

By the way, if anyone noticed, CRS332-32S+RM has now became CRS326-24S+2Q+RM
Awsome, I did let them know that a 24 port SFP+ switch is pretty useless without some QSFP+ ports. Well done Mikrotik.
by paulct
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB4011 vs. CCR1009 BGP
Replies: 46
Views: 7238

Re: RB4011 vs. CCR1009 BGP

Yes, we are aware of this peculiarity and we are working also on new routers that have higher power per core, not just many cores.
Good :) Looking forward to them.
by paulct
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB4011 vs. CCR1009 BGP
Replies: 46
Views: 7238

Re: RB4011 vs. CCR1009 BGP

Moral of the story... We hope that Mikrotik is going to update the CCR line to support ARM processors. Tilera has had its day. At least we will get an immediate benfit in raw CPU power for the likes of BGP, firewall, routing etc.. I can only then presume that v7 or whatever you want to call it will ...
by paulct
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 10Gb SFP+ hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: 10Gb SFP+ hardware

Whilst I understand that product recommendations are off topic can anyone help by explaining what the critical factors are when looking for SFPs that are going to be compatible with a new service? Is wavelength a defining factor that should be considered/matched or should anything else be used to g...
by paulct
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: It's Mikrotik warehouse burned ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2901

Re: It's Mikrotik warehouse burned ???

This is why there is no V7. Upload to a current router and fire starts.
lies, it was a CCR1036 capicitor.

Sorry to hear Mikrotik, glad no one was hurt. All the best.
by paulct
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Switch stack
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: Switch stack

There's no stacking functionality in RouterOS or SwitchOS, as far as I know.
It has been hinted at with their still to be released 40Gbps switches.
by paulct
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1098
Views: 192658

Re: Feature requests

Until there is version 7, or whatever it is called. Can we get a BGP peer priority? e.g say if you need to upgrade ROS, swap out a CCR, or reboot - each BGP is assigned a priority and receives/sends routes according to that policy in order? e.g: Peer 1 - default route (priority 1) IX route server - ...
by paulct
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 11539

Re: ROS 7 Beta

This is pure speculation based on what Mikrotik have done in the past, but my bet is on a split release. RouterOS v7 will be a continuation of RouterOS v6 with a bumped 3.xx Kernel, e.g. 3.7 and support for all current architectures. It will have the new routing engine, but will rely on the same fo...
by paulct
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Failover issues
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: BGP Failover issues

What is the issue?
by paulct
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to separate the national and international bandwidth?
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: How to separate the national and international bandwidth?

just use BGP, receive the local/national routes - and then just a default route out for all others, i.e international. If they do BGP for customers....
by paulct
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!
Replies: 557
Views: 108170

Re: v6.43rc [release candidate] is released!

*) bridge - added per-port based "tag-stacking" feature

Can this also be explained. Similar to selective q-in-q?
by paulct
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 11539

Re: ROS 7 Beta

Pretty simple. Mikrotik just needs to stop the speculation. "Yes we are actively working on v7, a RC should be available Q4 in 2018." "The main objectives - new routing engine, new linux kernal etc... future enhancements to be added in further RC versions." "It has been delayed due to X and Y and we...
by paulct
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 11539

Re: ROS 7 Beta

I do not think that Cisco and Juniper are too strong for Mikrotik. I think Mikrotik have been having an identity crisis, and have lost focus on what made them successful in the first place. Routing... This is where the crux lies. I for one would pay more for a better product, Mikrotik does not alwa...
by paulct
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]

which is not ideal in all cases, unless ALL your switches can do this. e.g Switch A (some other brand or such - managed switch but no q-in-q) - one uplink to switch B (mikrotik) - and then to switch C (Mikrotik) - handover point. So on switch B you wont be able to say c-tag 10-30 goes to s-tag 100 ...
by paulct
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]

But my suggestion uses two different ports, on one of them only the c-vlans 10,20,30 are permitted by the vlan-filtering rule, and on the other one only the c-vlans 11,21,31. Ok which is not ideal in all cases, unless ALL your switches can do this. e.g Switch A (some other brand or such - managed s...
by paulct
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]

This can be obtained using vlan-filtering on the bridge hosting the c-vlans and two s-vlan interfaces: /interface vlan add interface=ether4 name=s-vlan-100 use-service-tag=yes vlan-id=100 add interface=ether4 name=s-vlan-101 use-service-tag=yes vlan-id=101 /interface bridge add name=bridge-x vlan-f...
by paulct
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: QinQ VLAN's Help needed [SOLVED]

I am treading in waters I have not done before and it is a semi live network, so I need to get my ducks in a row, below is what I need: Cust 1 ---- C-Vlan 10 ----- \ Cust 2 ---- C-Vlan 20 -------\--- CCR1036 -- S-Vlan 50 ---- Co Loc for ISP's / Cust 3 ---- C-Vlan 30 ---- / Customers coming in on th...
by paulct
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 153285

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

Hence why each router also has a unique admin password, so if the tunnel/radius had to break we can still get into the router/switch. ... but that still leaves you vulnerable to the current problem. only your port filtering saved you, not your advanced password management! Yes and no, having a uniq...
by paulct
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 153285

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

There has to be a trade-off between a secure access and the risk of unreachable devices when something breaks. With such config the device will be inaccessible when the connection to radius cannot be set up. We use radius for customers, but to use it for management of the device would be too much o...