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by paulct
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bandwidth Manage [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 112

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: 75
Views: 5545

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: 75
Views: 5545

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: 192

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: 75
Views: 5545

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: 75
Views: 5545

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: 14
Views: 1122

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: 206

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: 108
Views: 21379

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: 206

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: 206

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: 181

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: 206

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: 206

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: 1295

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: 579

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: 514

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: 169

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: 8
Views: 832

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: 329

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: 38
Views: 3643

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: 38
Views: 3643

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: 83069

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: 134
Views: 11598

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: 1078

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: 338

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: 338

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: 813

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: 813

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: 1018

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: 9
Views: 933

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: 1263

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: 9
Views: 933

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: 1263

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.
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Great :)
by paulct
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CCR 1016 - max bridging performance
Replies: 3
Views: 387

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: 1
Views: 216

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: 1
Views: 216

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: 959

Re: CRS317 - any fresh info about that buddy?

Any suppliers have stock yet?
by paulct
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: Feature request: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
Replies: 15
Views: 4773

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: 197

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: 44
Views: 2083

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: 1263

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: 361

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: 242

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: 417

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: 4768

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: 773

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: 297

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: 297

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: 11363

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.