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by turnip
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude IS Dead, really, isn't it?
Replies: 23
Views: 2749

Re: The Dude IS Dead, really, isn't it?

Biggest problem I had with the Dude is that I'd upgrade a router and it'd stop working. If my router doesn't survive an upgrade, I can fix it straight away. If my client's router doesn't survive an upgrade, I have to go and see them and they're not going to be happy. If I upgrade them all at the sam...
by turnip
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: NAT EOIP
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: NAT EOIP

You can run EoIP over the top of L2TP. I do this when I'm connecting clients into my network who don't have public or static IPs, or who have multiple connections with failover.
by turnip
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 308
Views: 73591

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

BTW, are there any cheap mini-PCI VDSL
I haven't been able to find a mini-PCI(e) VDSL interface at any price, never mind cheap.
Draytek VigorNIC 132F (from memory)
Just realised my memory isn't quite right. The Draytek isn't mini-PCIe.
by turnip
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 308
Views: 73591

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

BTW, are there any cheap mini-PCI VDSL
I haven't been able to find a mini-PCI(e) VDSL interface at any price, never mind cheap.
Draytek VigorNIC 132F (from memory)
by turnip
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?

I was also fairly confident based on those specs, and thankfully my confidence has paid off. It works nicely.
This opens up a lot of options for remote OOB access to devices that previously wouldn't be accessible.
by turnip
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?

So something like this... http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/interface-development-kits/0537420/ Honestly, I have no idea if that would work or not.. I suppose it would depend on how it presents to the USB controller. But USB connection at both ends, but operating at TTL levels? Why would it matter what...
by turnip
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What Mikrotik router support TheDude?
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: What Mikrotik router support TheDude?

I agree with Jebz, but perhaps you'd be better off using an x86 server? Depends what you have available and what else you're trying to achieve. EDIT: The CCRs all support The Dude, but you may or may not have enough storage space if you have a large database. I use a CCR1009 and it's fine, but it's ...
by turnip
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: What Mikrotik router support TheDude?
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: What Mikrotik router support TheDude?

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:T ... stallation


System requirements for server package
RouterOS:

v6.34rc13 or newer
Hardware:

Tile - CCR series hardware
ARM - RB3011, RB1100AHx4 Dude Edition (RB1100Dx4)
mmips - hEX (RB750Gr3)
RouterOS x86 installations
RouterOS CHR environment
by turnip
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?

I have the RB411U connected to the router by serial cable. I can ssh to the RB411 which has a 3G card in it (as long as it's connected and working) and use that to connect to the router. I can use EoIP to do a netinstall from my laptop remotely. Yesterday I did this when a customer's CRS109 switch h...
by turnip
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OmniTik on windowsills?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: OmniTik on windowsills?

The Omnitik isn't ideal for PtP, since it's omnidirectional. I have one on the roof of a motel and SXT's pointing to it from the other buildings. I've also got an RB911 sitting on a window sill in the house next door. SXT's are a good choice, but you'd need to find some way to mount them. The wAPs (...
by turnip
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: OmniTik on windowsills?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: OmniTik on windowsills?

I wouldn't use an Omnitik for that. I'd use a wAP AC at either end, and then whatever APs you want inside the buildings.
If I could mount it outside, I'd use SXTs.
by turnip
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: Woobm-USB How Much Can It Do?

That sounds pretty handy. Would be awesome if there were 4G and Ethernet versions. I'm using some RB411U's with 3G cards in them to give me console access to routers that are >400km away (and I just used it to do a recovery this afternoon). Once I add in the mobile broadband card, case and antennas,...
by turnip
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 308
Views: 73591

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

Duxtel in Australia are also working on it. They'll have some available in the next few weeks for testing and use on internal networks. Still needs more compliance testing done before we can connect them to the National Broadband Network. https://shop.duxtel.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=489 <...
by turnip
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: x86 Mikrotik Enterprise routers?
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: x86 Mikrotik Enterprise routers?

I haven't used them, but Axiomtek have some interesting options
by turnip
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Handlink Ticket Printer EOL and only supports old FW- ALTERNATIVES?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Handlink Ticket Printer EOL and only supports old FW- ALTERNATIVES?

We've been working on one, but it's still quite a long way off finished. We'd planned to integrate it with Duxtel's Internet Commander, but I'd like to make it flexible enough to work with other systems (eg Userman). At the moment, we've only had limited interest so it's something we're only spendin...
by turnip
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: whole site can not access HTTPS websites
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: whole site can not access HTTPS websites

I've had a similar issue with some sites that use PPPoE. I don't know your setup, but it it's the same thing I encountered, try this: Set the PPP profile to use change-tcp-mss=yes /ip firewall mangle add action=change-mss chain=forward comment="Clamp MSS to PMTU for Outgoing packets" new-mss=clamp-t...
by turnip
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Product recomandation
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Product recomandation

The CRS range will switch at wirespeed. The CPU only becomes an issue if you want to do routing. What may be an issue is the feature set, eg the CRS125 can't do access control lists at the switch level. Also, the configuration is quite a bit different to most other switch brands, so take the learnin...
by turnip
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL Statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: DSL Statistics

I enable dhcp-client on the Ethernet interface that the bridge is on but don't get dns or default route from it. Or you can set an IP manually. I hope MT will make a DSL SFP module one day, it's a pain having an external bridge.

Sent from my HTC_0PJA10 using Tapatalk
by turnip
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DSL Statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: DSL Statistics

You need to get the statistics from the DSL bridge using SNMP or some other method. I've tried using a TP-Link TD-8817, but it doesn't appear to have useful information like that available by SNMP.
by turnip
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Product recomandation
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Product recomandation

I've heard that the ToughSwitch had a lot of problems. One of my clients has one, and it regularly stops responding to ping. Still seemed to work but I didn't mess around with it, just replaced it.
by turnip
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Off Topic - Hikvision PoE Mode A or B?
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Off Topic - Hikvision PoE Mode A or B?

Those two CRSs support PoE input, not output.
I'm afraid I can't answer the original question, sorry.
by turnip
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Recommendation for small travel router?
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Recommendation for small travel router?

hAP ac lite or hAP ac lite tower
by turnip
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox service stops responding
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Winbox service stops responding

I have a number of routers - physical and virtual (x86, not CHR), and every few days one of them will stop responding to Winbox or The Dude. I can still SSH in, and routing etc keeps working, but just can't connect via The Dude or Winbox. Most of my devices are running 6.38 but one is a CCR1009 runn...
by turnip
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MUM Europe 2017 Live!
Replies: 64
Views: 11494

Re: MUM Europe 2017 Live!

Is the CRS328-24P-4S+RM Gigabit or Fast Ethernet?
by turnip
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

That was it, thanks very much!
by turnip
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

Where can I get v2?
by turnip
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?
Replies: 308
Views: 73591

Re: Mikrotik VDSL / DSL Modem?

I can confirm that the Draytek Vigor 130 connected to NBN using VLAN100, but it wasn't in bridge mode. I was just testing the connection before the customer moves office. I don't forsee any issues when I put it in bridge mode and introduce the RB3011, I'll just create a VLAN interface and attach the...
by turnip
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Labels not showing SNMP data for UPS

I have two CyberPower OR600ELCDRM1U UPSs with RMCARD205 monitoring cards that I'd like to monitor with The Dude. I've configured them to use SNMPv3, and SNMPwalk is working fine from The Dude, but when i put OIDs in the label, it doesn't display anything (blank, no error). I've tried various OIDs an...
by turnip
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ADSL=Billion=bridge=PPPoE-MikroTik :(
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: ADSL=Billion=bridge=PPPoE-MikroTik :(

Do you have Dial On Demand enabled on the Mikrotik? If so, disable it.
by turnip
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: x86 on XenServer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: x86 on XenServer?

I haven't tried v7, but on v6 I had a problem that I've kept in my notes:

XenServer 6.2 (and perhaps earlier) added "Viridian" to support Windows 8. RouterOS won't boot if this is enabled. Run xe vm-list to find UUID.
xe vm-param-set uuid=<UUID from first command> platform:viridian=false
by turnip
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: HOTSPOT USERS ACTIVE/ONLINE
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: HOTSPOT USERS ACTIVE/ONLINE

I can't really help much with the API, but I found the easiest way to get this information was from the DHCP server. eg:
/ip dhcp-server lease print count-only where server=dhcp-hotspot
by turnip
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Syntax for labels
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Syntax for labels

Sorry, only just noticed your answers (didn't see the notification).
That string works nicely. Thanks for your help.
by turnip
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: How to utilize SFP for attaching a managed switch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: How to utilize SFP for attaching a managed switch?

Has anyone tested a Mikrotik DAC cable with a Planet switch?
by turnip
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Number of VLANs
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Number of VLANs

Depends on how many devices are on the network and how much bandwidth you have etc, but probably. I've just installed a CCR1009-7G-1C-PC on a client site with 10 VLANs and a little under 100 devices on a 50Mbps/20Mbps connection, and it's sitting at <1% CPU usage
by turnip
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Cannot open websites from lan
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Cannot open websites from lan

Sounds like you need to enable NAT
/ip firewall nat
add action=masquerade chain=srcnat out-interface=<your WAN interface>
by turnip
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CCR1009-7G-1C-PC MetaRouter capabilities.
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: CCR1009-7G-1C-PC MetaRouter capabilities.

No, Metarouter isn't supported on the CCR series. I'd use x86. Maybe something like http://www.axiomtek.com/Default.aspx?Me ... +Appliance or http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=112
by turnip
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to connect to CCR1009 using RS232?
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: How to connect to CCR1009 using RS232?

The default baud rate on Mikrotik devices is 115200.
by turnip
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Routerboard for IPSec on DSL
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Best Routerboard for IPSec on DSL

I haven't used them, but the new RB750Gr3 (hEX) would be a cheap drop-in replacement.
by turnip
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: What ISP software are people using?
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: What ISP software are people using?

We use Duxtel's Internet Commander (http://www.duxtel.com.au/duxtel_internet_commander.html) to manage a hotspot in a motel, but it can do all those things too. It's not perfect, but Mike at Duxtel is always very helpful when we have any issues.
by turnip
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: What is exactly direct attach cable?... Does it contain SFP+ interface?
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: What is exactly direct attach cable?... Does it contain SFP+ interface?

That's right, the DAC has built in SFP+. I'm sure you could sell the S+85DLC03D's on eBay, or hold onto them for another job.
by turnip
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB3011 cpu overclock at 1400Mhz???
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: RB3011 cpu overclock at 1400Mhz???

It's a bug in 6.38, but it's a false report. The CPU is fine and you can ignore the warning.
by turnip
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Syntax for labels
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Syntax for labels

Is there any documentation, or can anyone give me an example showing the syntax for device labels?
I want to do something like this:

[ros_command(":put [/system identity get name]")] OR [Device_Name]
(ie, if it's an ROS device, get it's identity, otherwise use it's name in The Dude).

Thanks
by turnip
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Telegram notification example
Replies: 53
Views: 20667

Re: Dude Telegram notification example

Never mind, just noticed this:
Changes in v6.39rc7:

*) Fixed - Tool fetch didn't work with notification - execute on server

Upgrading now
by turnip
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Telegram notification example
Replies: 53
Views: 20667

Re: Dude Telegram notification example

That's a great solution... I'm having trouble though - I can run the /tool fetch command from the command line and it works fine, but nothing happens when I run it from The Dude. I've tried pressing Test, and I've tried unplugging a router to see what happens, and the command never executes. Can't s...
by turnip
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DNS Settings question - dns forwarders
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: DNS Settings question - dns forwarders

I don't have a good explanation as to why. Someone who understands Microsoft's implementation of DNS can have a go at that. But I solved this by creating a conditional DNS forwarder with L7 firewall rules. Let's say your domain name is contoso.com, your router is 192.168.1.1 and your domain controll...
by turnip
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB1100AHx2 WAN port
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: RB1100AHx2 WAN port

11 and 12 have a hardware bypass feature - you can use this for example if your RB1100 is switched off and you have a backup router connected to it. If you're not using it like that, you could use 11, 12 or 13. Those ethernet interfaces are PCIe. Same as a network card in your computer might be PCI ...
by turnip
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RB1100AHx2 WAN port
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: RB1100AHx2 WAN port

Without knowing more about your configuration and Internet connection, it's hard to say what the problem is. I wouldn't use 1-5 or 6-10 for the WAN though because they're connected to the CPU via a switch, which means you're limited to 1Gbps for the whole switch. Port 11 is a good choice. Have a loo...
by turnip
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2 ADSL for differnet clients
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: 2 ADSL for differnet clients

I'm not sure if I'm following exactly (perhaps a diagram would help). But broadly speaking: Create a bridge for each network and put whichever ethernet/wireless ports in it that you want. Use Mangle to create a Prerouting rule to create a routing mark and apply it to a bridge. (eg '/ip firewall mang...
by turnip
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help to connect Mikrotik PoE injector & hAP AC
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Help to connect Mikrotik PoE injector & hAP AC

The default configuration has the ports blocked on ether1, so you'll need to connect your PC to it on one of the other ports and remove the default configuration (and configure it the way you want). It's based on the assumption that you'll connect ether1 to the Internet and your computers to the oth...
by turnip
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226-24G-2S+ with FTC11
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: CRS226-24G-2S+ with FTC11

May be a silly question, but have you got the cable connected properly?
i.e.
Tx <--> Rx
Rx <--> Tx
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