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by paulct
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP-aC2 with SFP port
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

There is definitely a need for a hap ac lite or hap ac2 with SFP. An all in one device for active networks that is cheaper than the HAP AC.
by paulct
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hAP-aC2 with SFP port
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: hAP-aC2 with SFP port

100% agree, a HAP AC2 with SFP, and a hap ac lite with SFP.
The HAP AC is a tad too expensive.

We would buy 100s of them.
by paulct
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MKT router with FXS
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: MKT router with FXS

+1

Would be good, no need for a VOIP phone then.

Also a HAP ac lite or hap ac2 with a SFP port - however not as pricey as a Hap AC. nudge nudge...
by paulct
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP multithreaded
Replies: 17
Views: 4910

Re: BGP multithreaded

With the new 7 beta that is out we know they have improved the process of importing bgp routes. Just a matter of time before this is released into the wild and on e.g Tile.
However I would not run it in production for quite a while yet.
by paulct
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Multiple WAN's - PPPoE and Ethernet
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Multiple WAN's - PPPoE and Ethernet

Without an export of your config no one can really help.
by paulct
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How resilient is CCR1009
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: How resilient is CCR1009

It depends where this device is on your network. We have no issues with the following setup

building
ccr1009 (ospf, pppoe server, simple queues etc) + switches

>>fibre>>

Datacenter
Switch
CCR core (iBGP, OSPF etc)
CCR edge (ebgp, OSPF, simple firewall rules)
>>> peering internet
by paulct
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)
Replies: 196
Views: 36813

Re: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)

There are no set release schedules for the next beta releases. We will release beta2 once were done fixing current bugs that were found in beta1 and once we expanded the current feature set (and maybe beta on another platform, who knows!). Thanks, I would presume the beta version of V6 would slow d...
by paulct
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)
Replies: 196
Views: 36813

Re: RouterOS v7.0beta1 (ARM)

Out of interest is there an expected release date of new revisions, e.g v7.0beta2 every couple weeks? Or would we only get updates every quarter?

Thanksk
by paulct
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Strange route selection [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Strange route selection [SOLVED]

possibly due to this reason:

viewtopic.php?t=150534
by paulct
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!
Replies: 90
Views: 25465

Re: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!

As login method was changed in v6.43 and old login method support was dropped in 6.45, you cannot use old MAC-Telnet clients anymore.
ok so I would need to also upgrade ROS on the interconnected router I am mac-telneting from?
by paulct
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!
Replies: 90
Views: 25465

Re: v6.45.3 [stable] is released!

Can't login via linux MAC-Telnet 0.4.4. after update to this version. Connecting to.......done Login failed, incorrect username or password ROS log: echo: system,error,critical login failure for user admin from XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX via mac-telnet. The password is correct. Same issue here. It seems to ...
by paulct
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.45.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 416
Views: 70730

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: 460

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: 460

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: 2066

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: 2066

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: 374

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: 374

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: 375

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: 1545

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: 805

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: 349

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: General
Topic: v6 RC and v7 BETA
Replies: 126
Views: 24587

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: 2717

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: 1681

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: 12053

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: 71626

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: 678

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: 2342

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: 587

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: 587

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: 18034

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: 5071

Re: Product comparison matrix

Great news!
by paulct
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: LHG 60G experience
Replies: 547
Views: 64248

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: 673

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: 45
Views: 8756

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: 18034

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: 547
Views: 64248

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: 1378

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: 914

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: 17816

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: 8234

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: 8234

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: 2269

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: 3028

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: 3
Views: 1467

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: General
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1160
Views: 208752

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: General
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 13018

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: 783

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: 464

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: 113768

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: General
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 13018

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: General
Topic: ROS 7 Beta
Replies: 42
Views: 13018

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: 6743

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: 6743

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: 6743

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: 6743

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: 162088

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: 162088

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...
by paulct
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port [SOLVED]
Replies: 204
Views: 162088

Re: Advisory: Vulnerability exploiting the Winbox port

From our network each and every router/switch has a unique randomly generated password. Each router/switch connects via an openvpn tunnel to our radius server for login details, i.e each engineer gets their own user/password to login for accountability. Also on our edge we block port 8291, 22, 23 et...
by paulct
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming
Replies: 52
Views: 17816

Re: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming

Great, however not sure why the included QSFP in these models. Compared with other vendors usually 4 x SFP+ is enough. The only usually include QSFP if the ports are all 10Ge or SFP+. Not complaining as such, but a little strange. QSFP+ could be used for future features, like stacking. True (which ...
by paulct
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming
Replies: 52
Views: 17816

Re: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming

CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ • 48x Gigabit ports • 4x SFP+ for 10Gbit connections • 2x QSFP ports for 40Gbit connections CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+ • 48x Gigabit ports with PoE out • 4x SFP+ for 10Gbit connections • 2x QSFP+ ports for 40Gbit connections Great, however not sure why the included QSFP in these models. Co...
by paulct
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM berlin
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: MUM berlin

by paulct
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM berlin
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

MUM berlin

Hi

Is there going to be a live stream? I presume it would be under their youtube page?
by paulct
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: 100G port for CCR1072 router
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Re: 100G port for CCR1072 router

I would hope for 40G ports, at least one. Reason being is that: 1) Switches with 40Gb ports are much cheaper (especially 2nd hand) 2) Optics are MUCH cheaper for 40Gb especially on longer links I have no problem if there are SFP28 ports for 25/50/100 (for future capacity) - but I think SFP+ and 40Gb...
by paulct
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Manage [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Bandwidth Manage [SOLVED]

There is nothing you can really do, 6Mbps between 200 people is crazy. Maybe find out if there are any other fibre / wireless providers in the area that can get you more bandwidth.
by paulct
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 14289

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

It feels more like a replacement/upgrade on the hap ac lite.
by paulct
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 14289

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

TILE-Mx100 CPU looks like the logical successor the the current Tile-Gx? => http://www.ezchip.com/files/drim__EZchip_LinleyDataCenterConference_Feb2015_7671.pdf EZchip was bought out by Mellanox, I am not sure if they are developing the Tilera platform anymore. What we need to high clock speed, a r...
by paulct
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS-317 as a Service Router.
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: CRS-317 as a Service Router.

Client router - switch (CRS) - router (CCR)
by paulct
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 14289

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

Except what nz_monkey wrote ... we are implementing much faster BGP in v7. Not multi-threaded, because of reasons that were outlined, but much faster. So is that confirmation that you are actively working on v7 and it is not just a pipe dream? I presume it would be needed if the next generation of ...
by paulct
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: ARM based new goodies on the horizon
Replies: 76
Views: 14289

Re: ARM based new goodies on the horizon

Looks good, although it is a pity there seems to be no SFP port.
Dual core arm looks good, WIFI looks good, but would be nice if external antennas could be added.
by paulct
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Less than 2000 Mbps on 10GB link
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: Less than 2000 Mbps on 10GB link

Testing over 1Gbps is hard - mainly due to the fact that most network cards are 1Gbps. To properly test you will need to powerful PC's on both sides of the link with 10Gbps network tests. Then run IPerf3 with multiple streams. One PC is the server, so you would just run e.g iperf3 -s And on the othe...
by paulct
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding interface
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Bonding interface

Hi Paulct, I test 802.3ad before but cant get success betwen CCR1072 and CCR1036. Can you share your settings I want to re try 802.3ad again. Thanks. Sure, simple config. I am only posting the config from the one router, as the other is exactly the same. The obliviously a /30 on the bonding interfa...
by paulct
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Replies: 109
Views: 29353

Re: Newsletter 78 with 1GBPS WIRELESS PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hi. Sory bad english. This day install wap60 link 1.1 km. Distance. Wap60 mount 45 cm parabolic dish antenna. My signal min. 75 maks. 85 but not connected. Status connect and notconnect connect and notconnect. What problem. ? Wap60 software distance limitation or ack timing problem ? The WAP60 is m...
by paulct
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding interface
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Bonding interface

Just letting everyone know, switching to 802.3ad i.e lacp, solved our issue. We are now getting full speeds to overseas on higher latency paths.
Super happy. And ps - this is between a ccr1016 and a ccr1072 - so Mikrotik to Mikrotik using layer2 + 3 hashing.
by paulct
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding interface
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Bonding interface

It is very strange, only affecting some forms of traffic. I can only presume due to packets coming over different interfaces and being renumbered or such causing delays and TCP re-transmissions. Which would affect higher latency traffic i.e international. Local traffic there is no issue, probably du...
by paulct
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: MikroTik hAP AC Lite losing 2.4GHz network
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: MikroTik hAP AC Lite losing 2.4GHz network

You seem to have a ACL configured? Access control list..... Try disable that and see if the issue persists.
by paulct
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding interface
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Bonding interface

It is very strange, only affecting some forms of traffic. I can only presume due to packets coming over different interfaces and being renumbered or such causing delays and TCP re-transmissions. Which would affect higher latency traffic i.e international. Local traffic there is no issue, probably du...
by paulct
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonding interface
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Bonding interface

Hi We run an ISP, we have a core router with two 1 gig connections passing through to an edge router. From a ccr1036 to a ccr1072. We are using balance-rr for bonding - to get "2gbps" throughput. Strange issue that was brought up by a client getting slow speeds to their sharepoint server overseas, t...
by paulct
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Switches Vs Cisco Switches
Replies: 20
Views: 4762

Re: Mikrotik Switches Vs Cisco Switches

One of my big problems with Mikrotik switches is their power. I would prefer to pay another couple hundred dollars to have dual power supplies that are removable. More of the sites we bring online have dual power feeds and/or do maintenance on one of the feeds monthly. We cannot use Mikrotik in thes...
by paulct
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: building a 1 Gbps wireless link for 2 Kms.
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: building a 1 Gbps wireless link for 2 Kms.

Impossible, unless there is 0 noise and you can bond multiple netmetal 5's. Rather look at 80Ghz for 1gbps + at that distance, or if your country allows it 24Ghz.
by paulct
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: GPON between two MikroTik's
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: GPON between two MikroTik's

It is silly, why would you want to do this? Just use normal SFP's and single mode fibre.
by paulct
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown traffic in mikrotik's PPPoE interface
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Unknown traffic in mikrotik's PPPoE interface

Have you torched the interface? You sure you do not have an open dns relay?
by paulct
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why is MikroTik's new product—S+RJ10 10GBASE-T module so cheap?
Replies: 10
Views: 4442

Re: Why is MikroTik's new product—S+RJ10 10GBASE-T module so cheap?

Stop questioning ;)

I suppose you can only buy and try it out. The other Mikrotik SFP's work great, though we buy all our SFP's from FS as it is much cheaper in bulk than our local suppliers.
by paulct
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Ccr with 4sfp+
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Ccr with 4sfp+

that is USD 3K device ... too expensive ... I am looking for cheaper one around 1k++ USD and just 4 x SFP+ is enough ... Otherwise I am thiking to use 2x10G setup bonding and create 2 vlans 1 for BGP facing and 1 for Server facing What do you think? Are you doing BGP etc? If so 3k is cheap as chips...
by paulct
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: When coming AC Wave2 chip?
Replies: 41
Views: 7691

Re: When coming AC Wave2 chip?

TBH a lot of products are due a SOC upgrade, CRS1xx, RB2011, hAP AC Lite, hAP AC, cAP, wAP AC.. I agree, Mikrotik need to focus on the antennas to improve RX performance on their AP's. When we test wAP AC vs Cambium e400, the Cambium has much better RF performance due to the better antenna design. ...
by paulct
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: When coming AC Wave2 chip?
Replies: 41
Views: 7691

Re: When coming AC Wave2 chip?

Will be nice to see this in the hap ac lite and hap ac. There is also a gap for a model between those.
by paulct
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RouterOS (v6.39.3, v6.40.4, v6.41rc) NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities
Replies: 58
Views: 105666

Re: RouterOS NOT affected by WPA2 vulnerabilities

Well done on the quick response.
by paulct
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 26007

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

Bump, @Mikrotik can you give any details of what is potentially being planned? Are you going to be moving of the Tilera platform? Marvell? Broadcom? 2018 launch? Faster Mhz CPU's?
by paulct
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 36 km Gigabit link
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: 36 km Gigabit link

No it is not possible. Unless you are in the middle of nowhere and have 0 noise, you could possibly bond some AC links and get more than a few hundred Mbps.
by paulct
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP routes
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: BGP routes

Is it possible that the closer IX is filtering the longer prefix / aggregating it into their table? Does your network advertise the more specific prefix into the nearby IX? If so, the nearby IX might actually be preferring your network to reach the sub-prefix and thus would not be advertising it to...
by paulct
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP routes
Replies: 2
Views: 588

BGP routes

We run eBGP to various IX's locally and internationally. We have got to a point where we need to start using BGP communities. Question: ISP A advertises x.x.x.x/20 at a local exchange and advertises the same /20 as well as a more specific x.x.x.x/22 at an overseas IX. How would one engineer this rou...
by paulct
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Backup mikrotik configurations
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Re: Backup mikrotik configurations

Have a look at https://unimus.net/
No thanks. Only interested in local solutions.
Unimus is not a cloud software, you run it locally on your servers.
Unless you stick it in the cloud ;) But yes, @op - best solution for an automated backup and change management.
by paulct
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Backup mikrotik configurations
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Re: Backup mikrotik configurations

Have a look at https://unimus.net/
by paulct
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Attack ( high CPU use )
Replies: 9
Views: 2204

Re: Hotspot Attack ( high CPU use )

Why are you running a hotspot on a switch? The switch should have limited firewall rules. All the natting and hotspot functionality should be on a router.
by paulct
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 317 support 802.1ad QinQ
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: CRS 317 support 802.1ad QinQ

CRS317-1G-16S+RM currently does not support QinQ VLANs in switch chip (hardware support). You can currently configure it through VLANs: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Interface/VLAN#Q-in-Q 802.1ad is a bridge standard so we must extend our bridge implementation to support it in hardware (tho...
by paulct
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports

any idea on the release date?
by paulct
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS 317 support 802.1ad QinQ
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: CRS 317 support 802.1ad QinQ

+1 - I would presume it supports it??
by paulct
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports

there is a CRS328 4C 20S 4S+ comming later.
20 SFP and 4 SFP+ nice hardware for fiber distribution.
Image
Great :)
by paulct
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR 1016 - max bridging performance
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: CCR 1016 - max bridging performance

Why would you want to bridge all ports?
by paulct
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open access network
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Open access network

From my understanding: ISP A plugs in their wan router (what ever brand) - we use vlan translation on our switch to give them a c-tag (customer vlan) - then qinq with a s-tag and hand off at the interconnection point as either both s-tag and c-tag or strip the s-tag and just hand over the c-tag. I p...
by paulct
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open access network
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Open access network

Hi all Do any of you operate an open access fibre network. We run an active fibre network i.e not PON. We ideally do not want to install a device at the customer end like on a PON network e.g a ONT (that I presume adds the vlan tags for the customer side and rate limits the acount). e.g ISP B and IS...
by paulct
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS317 - any fresh info about that buddy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: CRS317 - any fresh info about that buddy?

Any suppliers have stock yet?
by paulct
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
Replies: 27
Views: 11182

Re: Feature request: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

+1 maybe using the new marvel chipsets in the upcoming SFP + CRS version it can support it.
by paulct
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP routes
Replies: 1
Views: 439

BGP routes

Hi We are about to establish peering at 3 European internet exchanges. We currently receive routes on our CCR1072 for our local routes +-100k and a default out for international. These European exchanges send out +250k each for two and +-700k for the other. Other than the long +-5min wait for the pr...
by paulct
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: My IPv6 Triage List for ROS
Replies: 48
Views: 5527

Re: My IPv6 Triage List for ROS

The last line is very important, if Mikrotik users are not actively using IPv6 - then there is no great push/need from Mikrotik regarding the points above. It is almost like IPv6 is in beta - try it out - but don't expect it to work well.
by paulct
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: FTTH distribution switch with 24sfp and 2-4 SFP+ ports

They have a SFP+ switch coming out later this year. For us we have been using the edge-core 24 x SFP + 2 x SFP+ switches for around $1100. Another 2 x SFP+ can be added with a card. I have been begging for more layer2/layer3 switches from Mikrotik, especially with SFP or SFP+ ports, and ethernet 48 ...
by paulct
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unknown attack is coming from random port
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Unknown attack is coming from random port

Yup your ISP will need to filter/block further upstream in the network. Unless your router has obvious open services like DNS.
by paulct
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: suggestion for CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN or other small sfp switch
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: suggestion for CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN or other small sfp switch

Not a bad idea.

Otherwise would really like something like this https://www.servethehome.com/qct-quanta ... be-switch/
A 24 port half width, another one can be mounted to make a 48 port at any time.
by paulct
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Load balancing with manageable switch
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Load balancing with manageable switch

You can use vlans, with ecmp and load balance across them.
by paulct
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 and DHCP and DNS
Replies: 65
Views: 11278

Re: IPv6 and DHCP and DNS

We have decided on a /48 per customer regardless if its a big corporate or a small home user. It just makes things more simple. e.g if one of your clients wants to subnet then a /56 is the minimum. You could do - /56 for home users and /48 for corporate's - but why? e.g a /32 allocation is 65536 /48...
by paulct
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS326 Switch Qos shaper is missing
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: CRS326 Switch Qos shaper is missing

sorry to hijack this thread, but does the QOS shaper have any effect on the CPU? much like a queue?
by paulct
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: PTP Antenna !!
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: PTP Antenna !!

If you are in the middle of nowhere with no interference you "may" get those speeds using airfibre. I doubt you would get 400/400 though, maybe like 350/100 or so. e.g in my country we cannot use 24Ghz either, however we can use 80Ghz which works really well at those distances using only 1 foot dish...
by paulct
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: PTP Antenna !!
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: PTP Antenna !!

You would need to use another band, such as 24Ghz, 17Ghz, 80Ghz etc to get those sorts of speeds.
by paulct
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 76
Replies: 50
Views: 14953

Re: Newsletter 76

Can't you just connect two 24 port switches? Still more affordable
A 48 port switch only takes up 1u, compared to 2u with 2 x 24 port switches. Which is important for switch installs in risers or tight spaces or multiple switches in a cabinet. The price is not always everything.
by paulct
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 76
Replies: 50
Views: 14953

Re: Newsletter 76

Any reason why there is no 48 port switches? We have to use other manufacturers for this...just seems strange.
by paulct
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco Trunk port
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: Cisco Trunk port

Post the Mikrotik model number (config differs from switch to router). Then post your config.
by paulct
Wed May 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan dhcp issue
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Vlan dhcp issue

Anyway solved the issue. The phones are Yealinks and check lldp before dhcp. On one of my fibre switches lldp was enabled by default....sigh.

Seems to be fixed.

Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk
by paulct
Wed May 31, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vlan dhcp issue
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Vlan dhcp issue

Hi I have quite a strange issue. Basically the phones are manually configured with a vlan (600), and set to dhcp. Some work and some others do not, e.g I plug a phone directly into a switch it gets and IP, replug it in again - does not get an IP. These phones then register to the onsite PBX (which i...
by paulct
Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Traffic monitor
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Traffic monitor

Hi We use Observium to monitor snmp and perform graphing on our links as well as the dude. However the graphs do not pick up quick spikes, i.e hitting a certain limit for 1 second or two. So I implemented traffic monitor to send an email when e.g received traffic on a certain link went above 75%. Th...
by paulct
Tue May 23, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 609
Views: 155344

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

Yes, it was on MUM. On US MUM in 2014 :)

https://mum.mikrotik.com//presentations/US14/ccrros.pdf
Too many bud lights that day....
by paulct
Thu May 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Converge time
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: BGP Converge time

It's typically due to better clock speeds on a single core for a VM since the process is still confined to a single core. The Tilera family of processors is optimized to move packets. BGP has a heavy computational load with large route tables and so Intel x86 chipsets are able the chew through the ...
by paulct
Wed May 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 26007

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

I would like to see more of a focus on the layer2 distribution side so it ties in with these new proposed routers. Otherwise we would need to pick other brands for L2 which we have been doing especially for SFP+ port density and POE. Stacking on the switches as well as the routers. More IPv6 support...
by paulct
Wed May 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Issue / Duplicate remote RouterID:
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: BGP Issue / Duplicate remote RouterID:

Thank you all for your suggestions and comments... I feel incredibly stupid...... after staring at it and doing the packet capture.... I realized that I was using my-own IP address (as assigned by the Peering Exchange) for the other peers remote address.

:(
Peering with yourself ;)
by paulct
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Switch with 3 SFP+ port
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Switch with 3 SFP+ port

You would need to wait for the SFP+ crs that Mikrotik has announced at the latest MUM. However it will only be released later this year, and I doubt it would be <$500, maybe a bit more. You would also ideally want a switch with dual PSU's as well - which the new Mikrotik has. If you are in a rush ge...
by paulct
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Broadband Speed Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Broadband Speed Tests

speedtest.net results are all over the place, it all depends on latency, server type, config, bandwidth etc.

A proper way to do a speedtest is to do an iperf to the location you want to get to.
by paulct
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Problem with multiple WAN
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Problem with multiple WAN

To influence incoming traffic is not easy. Prepending will not help if e.g
provider x is a transit customer of ISP x, then that ISP will always prefer those routes than routes learnt from peering partners.
by paulct
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.39rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 391
Views: 82532

Re: v6.39rc [release candidate] is released

Version 6.39rc62 has been released.
*) wireless - added PEAP authentication support for wireless station mode;
Wow, finally ;) nice
by paulct
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does my ISP keep changing my IPv6 address and prefix?
Replies: 23
Views: 5283

Re: Why does my ISP keep changing my IPv6 address and prefix?

That sucks, vote with your wallet. As a standard, even for home users we dish out a /48 - just keeps everything simple.
by paulct
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS Throughput Bottleneck
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: CRS Throughput Bottleneck

Its a switch and not a router.
1) Buy a router e.g Rb3011 or ccr1009
2) Possibly get slightly better performance using fastrack on your switch.

Go for option 1 though
by paulct
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: BW test tool
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: BW test tool

Iperf on two well specced machines on either side of each router.
by paulct
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T

For me I do not really see the point in 2.5 and 5. Either 1Gbps or 10Gbps etc. Otherwise interoperability between vendors and models becomes hard.
by paulct
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: Problem to CSS326-24G-2S+RM
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

Re: Problem to CSS326-24G-2S+RM

More than likely an issue with the POE's that supply the airfibres or the network cabling. One ethernet speed on the CRS would not affect the other. Unless the master port goes from 1Gbs to 100Mbps then all would be affected - as that is the uplink port.
by paulct
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Adding ipv6 to existing BGP peer
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Adding ipv6 to existing BGP peer

Separate peers as you may want to apply different filters.
by paulct
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS Labels in Traceroute
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: MPLS Labels in Traceroute

Why would you want to? What is your use case?
by paulct
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need a Consultant(s) USA
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Need a Consultant(s) USA

by paulct
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Managing 100+ Mikrotik routers
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Managing 100+ Mikrotik routers

I only have ~20 Mikrotik in my production network. With this small amount (and since they are all different) I still do any configuration by hand, but for updates and monitoring I use 2 different things. 1. I use Cacti's Mikrotik plugin to keep track of firmware and software versions. Mikrotik.png ...
by paulct
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to increase my bandwidth speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: How to increase my bandwidth speed

There are many ways to do this. But generally from my opinion try not to de-aggregate.
by paulct
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 200 Vlans for 200 CPE?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: 200 Vlans for 200 CPE?

Subnet your network + OSPF = :)
by paulct
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stay Away
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Stay Away

I think the client should stay away from you.
by paulct
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newsletter 75, January 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 16858

Re: Newsletter 75, January 2017

@Mikrotik any plans for a HAP AC lite with an SFP port? Something a bit cheaper than the normal HAP AC?
The Hex POE is awesome, except no wireless (if you take the POE capability away and add an SFP) - and the HAP AC is a bit pricey for a basic fibre install to a normal home.
by paulct
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?

No real point unless you need 10Gbps interconnects between your router and the switches. The other reason might be that you do not want to loose an ethernet port on the switch by having to uplink via ethernet, or that the cable run is very long.

But nothing wrong running normal cat6.
by paulct
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?

Ok So On the CCR, you would create a bridge and add e.g ether1,2,3 to the bridge. These are the ethernets connecting to the crs switches. I would advise then creating a management IP range. e.g 10.0.2.0/29 to manage the switches. e.g 10.0.2.1 on the CCR and 10.0.2.2 etc on the switches. You can run ...
by paulct
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Which switch with CCR1016-12G?

Sounds like you are just needing a gigabit "dumb" switch. So either get the crs 125 or the crs 226 (if you need SFP+) - then set all ethernet ports as slaves to the master port, i.e the port that connects to the CCR. Then e.g add your /24 on the uplink port on the ccr, and you can take an IP and ass...
by paulct
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: eBGP / iBGP configuration questions
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: eBGP / iBGP configuration questions

/routing bgp instance set default cpu=18

;)
by paulct
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CSS326-24G-2S+RM - with POE
Replies: 7
Views: 5684

Re: CSS326-24G-2S+RM - with POE

The CCS looks more like a "smart" switch, i.e to compete with the lower end other brands "managed" switches - yet the Mikrotik has more features. Interesting that they are continuing with SWOS though.
by paulct
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: layer 3 Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 5091

Re: layer 3 Switch

Why do you need layer 3 behind the Cisco?
by paulct
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Leap Second issue on CCR units
Replies: 12
Views: 6910

Re: Leap Second issue on CCR units

Mine is on 6.30.1 - holding thumbs :)
by paulct
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Leap Second issue on CCR units
Replies: 12
Views: 6910

Re: Leap Second issue on CCR units

Just a bump..... leap second on the 31st of December 2016. Make sure your CCR's are upgraded before then.
by paulct
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB960PGS 802.3at compatibility?
Replies: 12
Views: 2589

Re: RB960PGS 802.3at compatibility?

I have some Hex POE's powering 802.3at devices fine. Maybe the cisco required 2A, the Mikrotik can only do max 1A per port.
by paulct
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 22281

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

- new CRS317 with 16 x SFP+ ports, coming Q2/17 This completes CRS family :D I can see this being used in my core networks and data centres. If you can get over 100GB total throughput this could be a amazing price. Anyone seen a price for this? +1 Sigh, just bought 6 brand new (no warranty) Dell 80...
by paulct
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 22281

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

ps - glad my post worked ;) http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=111938
Just need a 48 port ethernet crs, and maybe some 802.af/at CRS's in the future.
by paulct
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 22281

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

Fantastic news about the CRS SFP+ - any news about power for this device? Any chance of having dual power supplies?
Also great news about the CCR1009

Well done :)
As you can see, there are two power LEDs
Perfect, had to zoom in :) GREAT!!
by paulct
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)
Replies: 94
Views: 22281

Re: MikroTik News December 2016 (Issue #74)

Fantastic news about the CRS SFP+ - any news about power for this device? Any chance of having dual power supplies?
Also great news about the CCR1009

Well done :)
by paulct
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Another CCR bites the dust
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Re: Another CCR bites the dust

I am surprised they have not released an update of the 1036 with dual psu's a year or so back. Should be a minor revision.
by paulct
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: over 1G
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: over 1G

Well you could upgrade to the CCR1036-2S+ (2 x SFP+) or the CCR1072 (8 x SFP+).
by paulct
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 33088

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

technically its "interface for interface or interfaces" with full case/mount for devices in. SPF+ had other advantages aside speed. for lower than 10Gbps speed there is no need for SFP/SFP+ port, basically. surely many "prefer not" many thing, and expect it "as granted" within devices for prices as...
by paulct
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS hardware? Show us some love
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

Re: New CRS hardware? Show us some love

Sigh...http://www.ignitenet.com/products/fusionswitch-fiber/ is $499. Now only if Mikrotik could have a unit like that with dual power supplies. And a more expensive SFP+ only version.
by paulct
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decline of Mikrotik?
Replies: 102
Views: 26675

Re: Decline of Mikrotik?

I think it has more to do with clarity / feedback and openness regarding both hardware and ROS from Mikrotik. It would be great to have timelines/roadmaps, voting on features, new possible hardware etc... I must commend Mikrotik on their ROS 6 updates, there is plenty being done - but maybe more foc...
by paulct
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Is it possible to upgrade from 5.16 to 6.37
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Is it possible to upgrade from 5.16 to 6.37

I would go to 5.26 first, and then 6.37. I often do this on client routers - though if it is core/edge routers/switches then tsk tsk what took so long ;)
by paulct
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...
Replies: 53
Views: 8780

Re: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...

Just received my Hex POE's. Works amazing. Powering the device by ether1 to a Netgear, and providing power to a Yealink phone (which says 802.3af on the specs). Well done Mikrotik.
by paulct
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: WiFi

1st prize would be to run a cable from e.g floor 1 - 4. It would be 100% better in the long run. Otherwise maybe look at powerline adapters?
by paulct
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...
Replies: 53
Views: 8780

Re: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...

hEX PoE https://routerboard.com/RB960PGS Supported input voltage 12 V - 57 V PoE out 802.3at PoE in 802.3at Is this true? Active POE on the output for cameras and phones. Ordered 50 of the units as I needed a small router with an SFP port and didn't want to spend extra on a Hap ac when wireless is ...
by paulct
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: How to add second BGP peer for reduntant connection
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: How to add second BGP peer for reduntant connection

Read up on Mikrotik BGP multi-homing.
by paulct
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 33088

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

sfp port ? what for ? SFP+ in 10GBps -capable devices make sense for uplink interfaces, but for generic devices - not really any use for. in such case - simpler to use media converter. unless if you need to use something exotic, like SFP/SFP+ -cased VDSL modem, EPON interface or LTE interface, but ...
by paulct
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HAP AC
Replies: 540
Views: 134545

Re: HAP AC

Will the ubiquiti instant 802.3af to passive poe adapter work in powering the HAP AC? i.e one side into a netgar GS110tp - the other side into ether1 of the HAP.
by paulct
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 33088

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

Hopefully a version out with an SFP port.
+1

I feel sorry for Mikrotik, they release a great new product and straight away people are wanting more features ! :)
Frankly I find to have 1 SFP port a must these days. I can always add a switch to an ethernet.
by paulct
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions
Replies: 112
Views: 33088

Re: RB750Gr3 - Report and questions

Hopefully a version out with an SFP port.
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Poor Bandwidth Throughput Problem Help
Replies: 27
Views: 3007

Re: Mikrotik Poor Bandwidth Throughput Problem Help

Hello Paulct! Thanks for your support. On Groove everything is okay i have check for the wireless setting and on RB433AH, AP side i have been checked with the pci card and connected pigtail and antenna cabling it also seems good. which chain you are mentioning please. Thanks. Ch0 -63/-95 this shoul...
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik Poor Bandwidth Throughput Problem Help
Replies: 27
Views: 3007

Re: Mikrotik Poor Bandwidth Throughput Problem Help

Signal tab values from both sides? Why you think that 802.11a at 20MHz can provide 100mbits throughput? Hello Jarda! Good to see you here. Please have the signal tab values for both ends. 10.1.0.215 is AP (RB433AH) and 10.1.0.216 is client (Groove). Actually i am not sure about 100mbits for this li...
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 331
Views: 75310

Re: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released

*) profiler - added ability to monitor cpu usage per core;
Nice :)
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another leap second (2016-12-31)
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Another leap second (2016-12-31)

Wasn't hard to find: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=98224&hilit=leap+second Unfortunately, there was a bug in our NTP package that caused a crash on CCR units due to the introduction of the Leap Second on June 30, 2015. This bug did not cause any other problems. We have fixed the is...
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another leap second (2016-12-31)
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Another leap second (2016-12-31)

I am pretty sure I am safe, have some CCR's still on e.g 6.29 happily chugging along. - but just want to check which version it was fixed in - so I can double check.
by paulct
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another leap second (2016-12-31)
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Another leap second (2016-12-31)

And at what ROS version was it fixed?
by paulct
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 67563

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

Apparently it enables ROS v7....
by paulct
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HEX Lite
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: HEX Lite

A btest kills the CPU, either run UDP (less CPU intensive) or stick a PC on either side and run iperf.
by paulct
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR on bare metal
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: CHR on bare metal

Look he has a point, it would be awsome to run Mikrotik ROS on supported bare metal hardware for a once off or yearly fee. E.g hardware that is basically merchant silicon, or based on the facebook wedge etc. It would be nice for people that want a GUI, do not need SDN support and where Cumulus is to...
by paulct
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to install mikrotik Routeros firmware on ubiquiti nano station 5
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

Re: How to install mikrotik Routeros firmware on ubiquiti nano station 5

Can I install Junos on a TP-link switch? *insert sarcasm*
by paulct
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Traffic Spike
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Interface Traffic Spike

What do you see if you torch the traffic? I had a similar issue but much more extreme, e.g constant 150-200Mbps of real traffic, but spikes over 20Gbps (which is impossible on a 10Gbps SFP) - these spikes did not show up in a torch, a ROS upgrade did not help either, the CPU would also spike at the ...
by paulct
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: PTP with two SXT G-2HnD
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: PTP with two SXT G-2HnD

Your signal should be in the low 40s at that distance, check the alignment.
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??

a "quick" fix/test would be for your ISP to provide a new subnet. If it works then you know you have a bug, if it still doesn't work you have a bug :D
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??

Stab in the dark here - set one of the filters on one of the peers with a higher local preference - maybe as it is on the same subnet/connected route it is seen as one?
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: BGP + static candidate routes: ROS picks the wrong one??

Is there just one BGP instance or multiple?
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking access to speedtest sites.
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Blocking access to speedtest sites.

GIF like that would require such connection to display properly anyway :D
ok ok I was thinking to grand ;)
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking access to speedtest sites.
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Blocking access to speedtest sites.

Back to the topic: anyway, first you need to define what 'speedtest site' is :)
redirect to a 1080p GIF showing speedtest.net running at 1000/1000Mbps ;)
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS hardware? Show us some love
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

Re: New CRS hardware? Show us some love

ps - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quanta-LB6M-10G ... SwgY9XfCli

If Mikrotik could make one of those + routerOS = win. I would happily pay $1000-$1500 for dual PSU's + 24x SFP+ and a warranty.
by paulct
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking access to speedtest sites.
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Blocking access to speedtest sites.

Firstly ensure you are peering as much as possible, then secondly bandwidth is not that expensive compared to the last mile these days. Do no block content at all, it will not do you any favors. If my ISP were to block certain sites then I would immediately cancel.
by paulct
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New PPPoE Connection --> Connected. But Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: New PPPoE Connection --> Connected. But Not Working

Could well be that they are mac address locking their connections. Maybe just enquire? Mikrotik pppoe is nothing special. Username, password and interface is all you need really - that should give you the IP - anything else such as add default route etc will not affect the initial connection and all...
by paulct
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: New PPPoE Connection --> Connected. But Not Working
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: New PPPoE Connection --> Connected. But Not Working

Contact your ISP, they are probably dishing out a private IP for disconnected/cancelled radius accounts.
by paulct
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24S-2S+RM ?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: CRS226-24S-2S+RM ?

+1, currently having to use Edge-core, Quanta brands for SFP switches.
by paulct
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips
Replies: 180
Views: 67563

Re: New CPU - new product RB750Gr3 - RB750G family - now mmips

Wonder if this will be used for the Hap series as well.
by paulct
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1036-8g-2s+ Multihoming BGP Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: CCR1036-8g-2s+ Multihoming BGP Issue

You have not set any local preference or prepends. Have a look here:
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=109731
by paulct
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What to use for main Router?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: What to use for main Router?

You would need a router, a RB3011 as a minimum, otherwise a CCR1009 if you can push the budget a bit more.
by paulct
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We have a new homepage!
Replies: 29
Views: 5306

Re: We have a new homepage!

Nice :)
by paulct
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released
Replies: 331
Views: 75310

Re: v6.38rc [release candidate] is released

A very nonchalant post.....not!! Great updates!!!
by paulct
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ubiquiti Firmware Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Ubiquiti Firmware Upgrade

no..
by paulct
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on routers
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Advice on routers

Get the CCR, the arm architecture does not support UM yet.

Regarding the AP's - your client will only connect on one band at a time, but obliviously from the AP side both are running. e.g 2.4Ghz 10 clients, 5.8ghz 5 clients connected.
by paulct
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: problem discovery network LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: problem discovery network LAN

Is your network subnetted?
by paulct
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Login failed: radius authentication is not supported for old challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Login failed: radius authentication is not supported for old challenges

+1 also need this. No need for additional users to be added.
by paulct
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.
Replies: 189
Views: 39531

Re: The Dude, v6.38rc test builds.

Hi

Any chance for radius login to the dude?
by paulct
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude, v6.37rc test builds.
Replies: 92
Views: 17814

Re: The Dude, v6.37rc test builds.

Hi

Does the dude RC support login via radius? i.e we can winbox to routers this way, can the new dude not support this?

Error message on the dude 6.37rc42 is:
Login failed: radius authentication is not supported for old challenges (6)
by paulct
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37 [current] is released!
Replies: 197
Views: 34986

Re: v6.37 [current] is released!

is that all? :lol:

Nice job. Almost feels like you are near to a final version of v6.... :D
by paulct
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging all ports + PPPoe
Replies: 2
Views: 660

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 paulct
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridging all ports + PPPoe
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Bridging all ports + PPPoe

Hi I was just wondering regarding this setup and need some input, I will get a test setup going soon. We have a housing estate we are installing too, each house has a cabinet in the garage where fibre is fed into. This then is connected to an SFP interface of a netgear POE switch. From the switch th...
by paulct
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Interface on CCR1036 FW MAXED
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Outside Interface on CCR1036 FW MAXED

Yea I get that. It only happened for 15 minutes so I don't have a record of it. I've turned on logging but in the meantime I was casting about for any other possible causes of massive download that stops at the MT firewall at the head end of the network. In all the reading I've done today, it seems...
by paulct
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: AAA+freedius AD help plz
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: AAA+freedius AD help plz

Thank Paul , its fine to use Mikrotik Radius as well. But how do I integrate it with AD along with OU based policy rather then Group based? Regards Tehseen Mikrotik radius? or user manager? If you are using the radius settings on the Mikrotik it has nothing to do with AD at all, that is done on the...
by paulct
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Update to CRS125-24G-1S-RM anytime soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Update to CRS125-24G-1S-RM anytime soon?

we just need more options on port counts, port types, POE, and more L2 features. I Agree completely! While they are at it, a move to ARM would be appreciated. Yup it is a pity there is some gaps. Today I had to do a large order of over 190 switches for a build we are doing. Had to go for that "othe...
by paulct
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Outside Interface on CCR1036 FW MAXED
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Outside Interface on CCR1036 FW MAXED

Without any information no one can speculate. You would need some sort of netflow device to monitor.
by paulct
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AAA+freedius AD help plz
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: AAA+freedius AD help plz

This is a routeros forum. Rather email free radius, or get paid support from network radius.
by paulct
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB2011UiAS-RM LCD Causing high CPU and ping spikes
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: RB2011UiAS-RM LCD Causing high CPU and ping spikes

I just disable the LCD's on all our mikrotik kit. Don't need them, do not want to worry that there *may* be a performance drop.
by paulct
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Update to CRS125-24G-1S-RM anytime soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Update to CRS125-24G-1S-RM anytime soon?

The CPU is fine on the switches, we just need more options on port counts, port types, POE, and more L2 features.
by paulct
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: backup link, check-gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 5622

Re: backup link, check-gateway

You could also use netwatch
by paulct
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Core router - performance.
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Core router - performance.

Rather go for the 1036 with two SFP+, every ethernet has its own path to the CPU, where as in the 1009 only ether 5-8 had its own dedicated paths, the rest share one. If you need more SFP ports you can always uplink a 1016 SFP+ to one of the SFP+ ports on the 1036. If money is no object then go for ...
by paulct
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: vLan Translation
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: vLan Translation

interface ethernet switch ingress-vlan-translation add customer-vid=10 new-customer-vid=2 service-vid=0 new-service-vid=100 ports=ether1,ether2 sa-learning=yes Never used service vid's. But I have a working config translating e.g a customer vid of 0 to any vlan. Just remember the ports must not incl...
by paulct
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Simple VLAN question
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Simple VLAN question

You can do ingress vlan translation, i.e customer VID=100 and new customer VID=25.
by paulct
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS hardware? Show us some love
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

Re: New CRS hardware? Show us some love

The stuff nz_monkey listed is bang on.
+1 and the SFP counterparts, i.e SFP only versions as well. Also +1 to the newer arm models.
by paulct
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS hardware? Show us some love
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

Re: New hardware? Show us some love

Thanks Normis 1) Rackmount 24 x SFP and 2 or 4 SFP+ ports 2) Rackmount 24 x SFP+ and 2 x 10Gbps Copper 3) Rackmount 48 x 1Gbps copper and 4 x SFP+ All with normal kettle plug power connectors. Those are some of the things we are looking for. From the ROS and hardware side some sort of stacking featu...
by paulct
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: New CRS hardware? Show us some love
Replies: 23
Views: 4298

New CRS hardware? Show us some love

It has been a while (well it feels like) since some decent new CRS products have been released. I for one am starved for some new CRS switches aimed for at the "enterprise" level, i.e 10Gbps ports etc. We have being doing a lot of FTTH deployments and the CRS switches are no longer on the radar. We ...
by paulct
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: why speed is low ?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: why speed is low ?????

I think the lower cost units (US $59) and the availability on Amazon and other sites is driving more "low end" users to the products. I do wish that the marketing would state "Not for beginners" Yup, I have no problem people being "beginners" or asking questions as long as they are polite, research...
by paulct
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: why speed is low ?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: why speed is low ?????

There seems to be a lot of threads like these lately. Where are they coming out of the woodwork?
by paulct
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: can we achieve 500Mbps with Mikrotik?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: can we achieve 500Mbps with Mikrotik?

It is achievable if everything in the environment is great. E.g perfect fresnal, low to no noise, great alignment, great signal etc...
by paulct
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What difference is there between TP-link and mikrotik router
Replies: 223
Views: 48145

Re: What difference is there between TP-link and mikrotik router

My understanding of the measurement of Wireless Speed & Range is with meters, For instance, 300 meters in all sides of range. Let me say as a lamp lights a room in all sides, and for specific extent. If wrong, then could let me know how can calculate the Speed & Range of Wireless? a7eeae038851851a2...
by paulct
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: with pppoe half bandwidth
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: with pppoe half bandwidth

PPPoE will use CPU, rather stick a router below the radio if you want to do >50Mbps
by paulct
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Help with Optimizing local WISP
Replies: 14
Views: 1729

Re: Help with Optimizing local WISP

Thread of the year
by paulct
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Strange peaks in traffic

Have you upgraded many times (RC version included) that 1016 ? ..a couple of times I've experienced some problems when I did lot of uprade (testing boards) . Netinstall solved.
Let us know
Nope, just a few upgrades of the stable versions. Will check that router out this week.
by paulct
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...
Replies: 53
Views: 8780

Re: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...

Yeah, kind of hoping they'll counter Ubiquiti hardware again (they did so brilliantly with the wAP AC). Their new Edgeswitch 16 XG is a great combination of ports! Still hoping/waiting for STP and maybe LACP support for the current CRS line, that would be very nice. Other then that, I'm hoping for ...
by paulct
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...
Replies: 53
Views: 8780

Re: Q2 2016 But still no Gigabit PoE Routerboard...

I am hopeful that Mikrotik is going to replace some new hardware soon.
1) CRS with e.g 24 SFP slots and at least 2 SFP+ slots
2) CRS with POE and ethernet with 1 x SFP+ slot and 1 x SFP slot
by paulct
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!
Replies: 321
Views: 57392

Re: v6.37rc [release candidate] is released, only one wireless package!

*) routing - improved kernel performance in setups with large routing tables;

Interesting, where will the performance be felt? Loading of bgp peer routes? or?
by paulct
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Strange peaks in traffic

router swapped out with a new 1016 with the exact same config. Working 100% now. Going to have a look at the old 1016 and see if there is a fault after a netinstall.
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by paulct
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Strange peaks in traffic

In your place i would try to: - check all bridges if they have admin-mac correctly set - temporarily disable fastpath/track (torch docet) - check interfaces status up/down counters - try to disable interface flow control - ... No bridges on interfaces, just two bridges for vlans. No fastpath/track ...
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

Thanks, they are these models http://www.fs.com/products/11592.html

I know they were programmed wrong - but would be great to have support for them in the SFP+ slot.
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

Anyone from Mikrotik can confirm that DWDM models work in the SFP+ ports? These do work fine in the normal SFP ports by the way. If sfp-type shows DWDM then these modules are not going to work, modules need to be reprogrammed so that first byte show 03h. Thanks they are going to re-program. Any ide...
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why no ping through bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Why no ping through bridge?

I presume you have setup your default gatway on the PC or 192.168.1.1?
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

Basically from what I can understand from fibrestore is that these should have been programmed as ER and not DWDM, so fault is on their side. Strange one though.
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

Anyone from Mikrotik can confirm that DWDM models work in the SFP+ ports? These do work fine in the normal SFP ports by the way.
by paulct
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

Just a note to say that using the new RC versions there is a command /interface ethernet monitor "interface" unnamed.jpg This showed me that these models were being recognized as DWDM-SFP - which apparently is not supported on Mikrotik. I am going to RMA them to configure a LR SFP tag on them in ord...
by paulct
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Strange peaks in traffic

I am thinking this must be hardware related. CPU usage also spikes for no reason. There is no major config on this router. No PPPoE or firewall rules. Just a couple OSPF interfaces, few vlans etc.
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by paulct
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Strange peaks in traffic

When you use torch, are the traffic spikes not seen or are they suddenly gone? Not seen at all which is strange. I run a torch with an entry timeout of 5min, nothing untoward in the torch - nothing to explain the > 1000% increase in traffic and packets. I am running a torch on the interface and loo...
by paulct
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange peaks in traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Strange peaks in traffic

Hi We have a 10Gbps link running between a RB1016+ and a HP switch. There is random spikes in traffic every minute or so too both the SFP+ and to a 1036 on a normal SFP port. i.e these spikes are not limited to just the SFP+ port. It actually seems to be across the entire Mikrotik switch. The packet...
by paulct
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: SFP+ module not working

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Sorry forgot the image.
by paulct
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP+ module not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

SFP+ module not working

Hi I ordered a couple 40Km SFP+ 1550nm modules from fs.com. This model http://www.fs.com/products/11592.html I have two CCR1016's here that I am testing. The SFP modules do show info, however no link is established using the SFP+ ports. I have tried no auto negoitation on both sides, 1Gb, 10GB, flow...
by paulct
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please Help me OverStand,,,
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Please Help me OverStand,,,

Well firstly 2.4Ghz will be more than fast enough for your internet connection. You should be able to achieve around 30-60mbps on 2.4Ghz dependant on a whole lot of factors. If you are running 5.8Ghz on your roof and in your home it can interfere - But this can easily be sorted out by doing a scan a...
by paulct
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: speeds not going above 10MB/s
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: speeds not going above 10MB/s

hahah! :-) thank's for the help. on a lighter note... :-) you mentioned the word "may" which means are you doubtful? I mentioned "may", as wireless speeds are dependent on many factors such as line of site, freznal zone, noise etc. Signal and good chain signals are probably the biggest determining ...
by paulct
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: speeds not going above 10MB/s
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: speeds not going above 10MB/s

thanks for the reply... so a realignment and the signal level if matched will push the data speeds above... will they?
You want to get as close to -55/-55 in both chains as far as possible. It will help with modulation rates and you may get faster speeds.
by paulct
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: speeds not going above 10MB/s
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: speeds not going above 10MB/s

Your link is not aligned correctly. Major mismatch in the chains.
by paulct
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can Mikrotik handle 1 STM ?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Can Mikrotik handle 1 STM ?

At the moment, it does not matter if you're using CCR1009 or CCR1016 for BGP. BGP is limited to one CPU core. And RAM of CCR1009 is more than enough for BGP.
I was referring to this thread http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=103788
by paulct
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can Mikrotik handle 1 STM ?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Can Mikrotik handle 1 STM ?

Easily, 1 STM is only 155mbps of traffic. The CCR1009 can easily handle that. The real question is if you are going to be running full BGP feeds? As the 1016 is a better option for that.