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by markon
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1016-12G Ethernet Ports failing
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

Re: CCR1016-12G Ethernet Ports failing

Well that was interesting. Rebooted the router and the ports returned to working.
So a reboot solved that problem.

After 1 hour, I upgraded 1 unit to Version 6.0rc12 and upgraded the firmware to 3.05

Looks much better, but we will watch this closely.

W. Mark Esser
by markon
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1016-12G Ethernet Ports failing
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

CCR1016-12G Ethernet Ports failing

I just bought 2 CCR1016-12G from Streakwave to replace my RB1000AHX2(s). got them configured properly and they have been running for 5 days. Have a slight Problem. Have 2 100Meg Ethernet channels connected to RB411U(s) one on ether7, one on ether5. on day 2 ether7 stopped working. so moved it to eth...
by markon
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Usermanager on V5.0RC11
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Usermanager on V5.0RC11

Have tested rc11. Database is still in error. Will not Clear, Will not Rebuild
Thus this problem was not addressed in rc11. on x86
by markon
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: E1/T1 MT hardware support
Replies: 31
Views: 5943

Re: E1/T1 MT hardware support

Doug,

I called your office today to talk with you about this T1 / DS3 issue and mikrotik.

I have a lot of ISPs asking what to do about this latest revalation of ending sync. support.

I left my number and extension.

Mark Esser
by markon
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E1/T1 MT hardware support
Replies: 31
Views: 5943

Re: E1/T1 MT hardware support

:( Well I see that my decision to return to CISCO was a wise one.
by markon
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hot plug T1 and T3 cards
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Re: Hot plug T1 and T3 cards

That is all well and good, but MLPPP is used for aggregated operations of multi T1s and T3s all over the United States, not just PPPoE interfaces. Moreover, ROS 2.9.51 + would be ok for most of this work. However the additional work with Firewall / hotspots and a list of other services are not COVER...
by markon
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hot plug T1 and T3 cards
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Re: Hot plug T1 and T3 cards

In the US and western Canada, T1 and T3 (DS3) are a must have. They are the only interfaces that have a required CIR by LAW and must be returned to service before anything else, even the POTS lines. I have had to go back to using CISCO in 100s of locations over the last 4 months because of the lack ...
by markon
Sat May 10, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: MLPPP
Replies: 25
Views: 5962

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: MLPPP

I have a large number of CISCO and NORTEL routers in my Point of Presents (POP) floor at 1 Whilshire Los Angeles. Also have 20+ ROS 3.X boxes (core router type) available for testing on the floor. Would love to help you test and impliment.
by markon
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bug in Sangoma Driver
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Bug in Sangoma Driver

:( Upgraded a 2.9.50 test router to 3.2. This is a x86 platform 1. Sangoma T1 drives are not in the Combined package download. So when using this combined package, you need to then down load the synchronous-3.2.npk package and install it. (and before you ask, this is the right Sangoma Card and has b...
by markon
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sangoma T1 Interface Bug
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Sangoma T1 Interface Bug

Upgraded a ROS 2.50 test router to ROS 3.2 using the single update package thur the DUDE interface. The update went well except that it did not contain the syncro package! had to upload the syncro nkp package, reboot and the interface showed up, but all the previous settings were lost. Reconfigured ...
by markon
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DUDE and SNMP on Beta10
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: DUDE and SNMP on Beta10

Yes, However, my testing system has 2 gigs of Ram installed and therefore dose not run out of memory. Having run dude for a couple of years now, it is my experence that it is very intensive and should be run on a machine that is dedicated to the dude. I do not expect to run dude on RouterOS being us...
by markon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Addition for CALEA
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Addition for CALEA

:) I would love to see RouterOS add the ability to add a second hard drive which could be mounted under the file folder. Could be used to extend CALEA retentions to larger disk.
by markon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: DUDE and SNMP on Beta10
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

DUDE and SNMP on Beta10

:? I am testing the Dude Server in RouterOS 3.0beta10 and have found a couple of problems that need to be looked into. 1 Discovery of services on many devices is not working. (PING) 2 SNMP is not working on any device 3 Adding over 10 Devices to monitor causes the Dude Client to Hang when accessing ...
by markon
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Errors in Dude 3.0 Beta 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

UPGRADE

:( Tried twice to upgrade from a 2.0 system. No Joy. Had to uninstall before installing 3.0.
by markon
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Errors in Dude 3.0 Beta 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Errors in Dude 3.0 Beta 1

:? I have setup a couple of testing units with DUDE 3 beta 1 and began the painful process of Beta Testing. 1. When runing the Dude Server in the services mode, remote Dude Clients and Remote Dude Agents will not connect in either the remote mode or the secure modes. (Running on Windows 2003 Server)...
by markon
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: CHART not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

The Only way I got SNMP OIDs to work as to do a SNMPwalk on the device using the tools menu. Once I found the OID I needed did a right click and selected add as Data Source.

If done this way the data is collected and then can be placed in a chart
by markon
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NETINSTALL PROGRAM
Replies: 1
Views: 783

NETINSTALL PROGRAM

There seems to be a problem when loading a CF from the Netinstall program under 2.9.2. Works fine in 2.9.1, however in 2.9.2, the system on boot ready the files, sends a CRC error, does not format the CF and request a REBOOT

:(
by markon
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Super Range 2
Replies: 26
Views: 7126

High Power Cards

:) I am finally back from all the meetings of the California Internet Service Providers Association and am finally back in the LAB. The CISPA LAB has just finished up it's testing of 4 Atheros Based high power cards (400mw) and will be releasing the results on Monday June 6th. The board of Directors...
by markon
Thu May 12, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: FINDING #2 [previous Markon post]
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

What we USE

:P Our Power Supply system in Use here (CISPA LABS) is a 220watt DC-DC converter. We do not use POE, we use the Belden Cat5e Cable with 2 #14 guage Leads. Standard order item from Belden Wire and Cable. For Cooling, we use a Solid State Heat Pump which we build. It is designed to cool, and / or heat...
by markon
Thu May 12, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: lowest dBm for nstreme
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Signal Level

:o The signal level of the client and base are not directly the cause of NSTREME trouble. You need to check the dBm senistivity of the receieve section of the radio card. For example, if a radio card requires -71db to operate at 24mbits level, then a signal of -72 will not work well and the radio ca...
by markon
Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amplifiers
Replies: 13
Views: 3218

RFLINX

:D Joe Janins and group are some top RF eng. If you are going to AMP your system, RFLINX (headed up by Joe) builds the best ever. Even their Ham and Military Amplifiers are top quality. The CISPA WIRELESS LAB is still waiting on their new "G" and "A" series with AGP! I hope to report back sometime s...
by markon
Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any PCI card that MT can detect?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

:shock: To support every card built like a Full LINUX or WINDOWS system would require around 1Gig of program space. MT is running in less then 65 Megs. Under that limit I find the number of Cards they support is a creadit to some very well designed software
by markon
Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amplifiers
Replies: 13
Views: 3218

Amplifiers

:D Here is the rest of the story on RF Power Amps. If they are bi-directional they will not only increase the signal, but also increase the noise floor. The only time you should amp is if 1. The min level of signal for receive is below what is needed, and that the signal to noise levels are good to ...
by markon
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINDING #3
Replies: 1
Views: 826

FINDING #3

:shock: CISPA LAB third finding. If you are receiving a lot of interferance from other Access Points on the air, or Hackers attempting to break into your system; Your CPU Load will go up greatly. This happens because the MT software must handle all of these packets and decide what to do. If the CPU ...
by markon
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FINDING # 1
Replies: 1
Views: 850

FINDING # 1

:!: The California Internet Service Provider's LAB has elected to share some of our lab and field testing information with all. This first finding is that of the CPU platform dealing with preformance and troubles. 1) 4% of troubles were do to faulty equipment, even brand new right out of the box. Ma...
by markon
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10742

:? Let me clarify. We will use the 500 series as CPE (Customer Premis Equipment). As for bases which require power. We have tested over 100 VIA Mini ITX boards. The work great until you operate them in a harsh enviorment. At 128 deg F. The VIA North bridge fails almost every time. the 220 and 230 bo...
by markon
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIMO and WIMAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

READ SECTION 97 of the CFRs
by markon
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tahoe 932 v.35 interface
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

:) Before you try to find these interfaces, you have to be running Level 5 routerOS. Level 5 enables the sync. interface section
IF you have level 5 install and it does not see the card, it will most likely not work.
by markon
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security on PtP link
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

:shock: Turn on the NSTREME 1 Mode (Polling) airsnort and kismit will see that packet but will not decode them (as of now)
Remember, just like the Karlnet Turbocell system, after a some time someone will crack some of the code.
by markon
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 km 5 Ghz coverage
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

:? None that is legal in the United States, Europe, or really anywhere
by markon
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Point to Point links
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

:? WDS is not a good solution for Point to Point Backhaul. Set one side up as a station and the other side up as a client. No default authenication. Set the MAC address of the other side in the Access list. Once established and aligned properly, experiment with NSTREEM in the polling methoid. You wi...
by markon
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sectored Base Station
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

:D The RFLINX Channel Filters are very Good, however you will need to compensate for their inseartion Loss. (around 4 dB). The CISPA WIRLESS LAB has tested these Items for a Long Time and found them to be very well built and well in spects. The Hyperlink units are ok, they have a compensation amp bu...
by markon
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security on PtP link
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

8) Also, Turn off the Default Auth. settings on the interface and in the access list under wireless add the MAC address of the other end.
by markon
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIMO and WIMAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

:cry: Not only will they cost more, but the antenna arrays need do not meet the CC&Rs of most cities and therefore, will not be allowed for deployment.

This fact has been a large fight withing 802.16 working group, with responses from over 200 US cities and 18 State Governments.
by markon
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caching DNS Server time-out....
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Clearing Cache

:o The answer is yes and no. You must remember, that ISP's who are running DNS units for public Numbers, update their dns servers quite often, but at the same time set their TTL to 10 or 20 days. After 10 years of running Internet Access systems, I have found that you should flush your CACHE every 5...
by markon
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caching DNS Server time-out....
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

:? CHeck you IP DNS Cache Size. It may be running out of space. You can increase it's size (See User Manual). Also, you may need to reduce the TTL for the IP DNS also, the default is 7days. If your Cache runs out of space, Then the system has to do a lot of work to gain it back. You might also, writ...
by markon
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to access MT behind NAT using Winbox
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

:shock: You will most likely find that your NAT box is NATTING using an Overload methoid. This means that it is using port 1025-65536 for Nat translations. If you are natting with a mikrotik box, adust your nat port ranges to 9999-65536 to open the needed ports. Moreover, if you are trying to access...
by markon
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tahoe 932 v.35 interface
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Maybe

:? I only read English, German, Spanish and French. However, the information I could get for this board shows that it is almost the same as a MOXA-C101 board.

The MOXA-C101 is supported by Mikrotik (See User Manual)
by markon
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestion for setup
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Down Side

8) The upside to using OSPF, RIP or ever BGP is that you do not have to maintain your routing table manually. When a route changes, these protcals will adjust the routes for you. The down side is that these protocals require bandwidth. If your band width is limited (ie 1Meg) there may be times that ...
by markon
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: mikrotik-router and Dlink-router with connection problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4320

Dlink

:P We had nothing but trouble using Dlink for Clients not only with Mikrotik but with 4 other WIFI systems, encluding a Dlink AP. We upgraded every one to the lastest FIRMWARE, SENT TELEX after TELEX to Japan. Finally I gave up. The only way we got Dlink's to work somewhat was to turn off the Fast F...
by markon
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: MIMO and WIMAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

:shock: On the MIMO issue. CISPA (California Internet Service Provider) Lab has been working with Motorola and TI on the MIMO antenna systems and I have found in my opion that they will not lend themselves well to the Wireless ISP deployments. The largest trouble is that of Antenna Spacing and numbe...
by markon
Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New RouterOS Features and new RouterBOARDs
Replies: 38
Views: 10742

Very Exciting

:D Finally Looks link We can move away from having to use other platforms when dealing small router boards. We have only been able to use the RouterBoard 200 series in about 10% of our applications. With the design of this new board, it looks like we can move to around 70% Hope that the 2.9 version ...
by markon
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sectored Base Station
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

Response to Antenna Spacing

:) Sorry for the late response, but I have been very busy here. The California Internet Service Provider Assocation is building a super large Microwave Internet Service for the State Capital. WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG I HAVE TO GO AND FIX IT FOR THE TECHS.!!! Now the answer is this, if you are runni...
by markon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: RF Calculators, Antenna Types, Amplifier recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Other Information Available

There are a full set of tools available at the California Internet Service Providers Assoc Wireless Web Site http://cispa.thesupernet.com There is also a new Application for windows here that allows you to View your Transmit and Receive Signal levels in real time from a RouterOS device being used as...
by markon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sectored Base Station
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

Antenna Seperation

Depending on the Front to Back Ratio of your Sector Antenna, you can use over lapping frequencies with a few modifications. First, you will need to seperate your antennas both in the X and Y axis. The formula is basicly a min of 10 Lambda 41 Inches or 1.04 Meters. Second, you will need to Place a Fa...
by markon
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: amplifier for atheros extended frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Extended Frequency

The best of the Best in Amplifiers for FHSS, DSSS and ODFM is a company called RFLINX. http://www.rflinx.com. You will need to speak with one of their people about special configurations. However, these Amplifiers are the Best in the Industries. I have over 3,000 of them around the world and have on...
by markon
Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: SUPER feature request
Replies: 24
Views: 8027

MULTI LINK

I think what is need here is an implimentation of the Multilink Protocol (used by cisco) (sorry of using a 5 letter word). John, as one of your OEM's I will forward the MLIP Linux Code and lastest CVS up to Lathia on Wen. When I return from Sacremento. I ask about it a little while ago and then did ...