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by RouteRite
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?
Replies: 62
Views: 33074

Re: Dual band AP for home use, SSID same or different?

Not that it matters greatly, but I think Comcast in the US uses two SSID's. I don't use Comcast, but I can see my neighbor's two SSID's show up. I think it would make troubleshooting simpler to use two SSIDs. I've had problems with some Macs grabbing the 5ghz signal even though it was the weaker of ...
by RouteRite
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Manual Improvements
Replies: 94
Views: 19265

Re: Manual Improvements

Convert it back into a WIKI so people can add/fix things. A lot of the pages need better explanations, and more examples. +1 on this. Leverage the vast experience of your user base to help keep your docs fresh. Also: 1. Lots of examples. 2. A series of simple how-to's on setting up various configur...
by RouteRite
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011: How to Bridge fastE & gigE ports with VLANs?
Replies: 5
Views: 3444

Re: RB2011: How to Bridge fastE & gigE ports with VLANs?

Thanks for the suggestion.

Yes -- I am trying to bridge by CPU, but just couldn't figure out the right sequence/commands that would bridge a trunk port from switch1 to switch2.

It seems that using the switch chip makes it difficult to bridge both sides when using VLANs.
by RouteRite
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB2011: How to Bridge fastE & gigE ports with VLANs?
Replies: 5
Views: 3444

RB2011: How to Bridge fastE & gigE ports with VLANs?

I have an RB2011UiAS running 6.20 RouterOS and current firmware. I am unable to bridge the gigE and fastE ports if I use the switch chip and activate VLANs. How can I allow port 7 (and other switch2 ports) to have access to the VLANS from the trunk port (port 5)? Thanks for any suggestions. Here's m...
by RouteRite
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public ip access control
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Public ip access control

Great suggestion. Does anyone know of a script available that would populate the "available from" field with an ip address fetched from dyndns or similar service? I have several remote Mikrotik boxes that I maintain from a router that has a dynamic IP address. It would be great if I could limit the ...
by RouteRite
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VOTE FOR PACKETFENCE SUPPORT
Replies: 32
Views: 9058

Re: VOTE FOR PACKETFENCE SUPPORT

+1

I need to purchase ~40 small switches/routers this year to replace ancient dumb switches. PacketFence support would definitely put Mikrotik devices in the lead. Evaluating multiple brands now.
by RouteRite
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik RB 1100AHx2 and ROS 6.XX support.
Replies: 9
Views: 4679

Re: Mikrotik RB 1100AHx2 and ROS 6.XX support.

6.7 for my 4 gateways are ultra-stable, and all part of routeros I use, it work as expected.
I guess I lucked out -- that's what I'm running on my 1100AHx2's.

I was looking at upgrading to a newer version soon, though. Is there a fix expected in 6.16?

I am running a PPP link for VPN access.
by RouteRite
Fri May 16, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

I am not clear about the reference to Ether 1 since it didn't seem to be slaved elsewhere in the config. Sorry. My Ether1 reference was a mistake. You can ignore that. If I change the VLAN Header to "leave-as-is" for the Ether3 access port, it will stop routing Vlan1 traffic. This happens even thou...
by RouteRite
Thu May 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

Yes. That's exactly what's happening with this setup. Ether1-3 are passing untagged traffic successfully for Vlan1 and sending it out the trunk. Ether4 is passing untagged traffic successfully for Vlan4 and sending it out the trunk. If I enable Vlan Mode=Secure, VLAN Header=always strip, Vlan ID=1 f...
by RouteRite
Wed May 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

Here's the complete config. Using latest 6.12 release and firmware. I haven't tried 6.13 RC. Model is RB2011UiAS. I am bridging the gigE and fastE chips, but I had the same problem even when the fastE was not used or disabled. I set up 192.168.1.99 as the management address when plugged into the swi...
by RouteRite
Mon May 12, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

Could you try swapping the port usage as follows: Use Ether 2 as your trunk to the HP Procurve. Use Ether 5 as the VLAN 1 access port. Is the behaviour more in line with expectations then? Thank you for your suggestions. I just tried that. Same results. I did find this forum posting (see bottom) th...
by RouteRite
Sat May 10, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Re: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

Are you 100% sure that the HP has VLAN1 tagged? Does it have a native VLAN set? If you create a VLAN1 interface on the interface seen by the CPU does torch see traffic? Does it see traffic on the basic physical interface? On the Procurve: I am 100% certain the HP has VLAN1 tagged. Checked it many t...
by RouteRite
Fri May 09, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!
Replies: 10
Views: 2925

Why does this VLAN configuration work? It shouldn't!

The switch chip is giving me fits. I've read lots of material on how to make it work, and I've been 99% successful. However, there seems to be something odd with the way it handles traffic when VLAN ID=1. See my configuration below. It is successfully passing VLAN ID=1 traffic on ether2 as an access...
by RouteRite
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggested URL reporting solution?
Replies: 0
Views: 2210

Suggested URL reporting solution?

I am looking for a way to create a report to show web surfing history for individual users from the Webproxy logs. I've read the older posts on this subject, and know about the webproxy log catcher on Google code here: https://code.google.com/p/webproxy-log/ Development on the above code has stopped...
by RouteRite
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic Configuration - Mikrotik Routerboard 1100 AHX2
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

Re: Basic Configuration - Mikrotik Routerboard 1100 AHX2

I am guessing that your default route is not set properly.

Post your configuration file?
by RouteRite
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik + VoIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: Mikrotik + VoIP

I just set up a VoIP server with Mikrotik. Offhand, I'd say you need to drop the SIP helper. It generally does more harm than good: /ip firewall service-port disable sip You will need to configure your VoIP server/phone to play well with NAT. There should be tech docs with your device to describe se...
by RouteRite
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.7 released
Replies: 225
Views: 109877

Re: v6.7 released

My brand new CCR1036-8G-2S+EM arrived today and upgraded from v6.1 to v6.7. Now fans are still spinning up and down, up and down continuously. The fans control mode is set to automatic. Is this normal ? I am new to the Mikrotik game, so can't say if this is normal. However, I did notice something s...
by RouteRite
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v6.6 released
Replies: 164
Views: 72969

Re: RouterOS v6.6 released

Did you know that RouterOS only supports APC UPS with the Smart protocol? FYI -- I have had good luck with Cyberpower UPS's (http://www.cyberpowersystems.com) -- they emulate APC Smart protocol and are less expensive. I have yet to use them with Mikrotik, but have had success on other Linux systems...