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by slipstream1
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB800
Replies: 1
Views: 748

RB800

Dear Mikrotik, I have been a longtime purchaser or your products and even attended some of your training classes and MUM events in the USA. Today I get a call from my supplier, Titan Wireless, stating that a warranty request will not be honored for a RB800 that was pulled out of the brand new static...
by slipstream1
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB493AH lockups
Replies: 1
Views: 411

RB493AH lockups

I have placed RB493AH's at most of my towers for main routers and doing QOS stuff for sectors on those towers. From time to time the 493's will lockup and stop passing traffic. I have one on one of my main, high traffic towers that locks up at random times and it has done it now twice in the last 13...
by slipstream1
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52Hn strange readings
Replies: 36
Views: 10203

Re: R52Hn strange readings

I have deployed a 3 sector AP site with these cards and I am seeing massive fluctuations in latency and signal levels. Also, with stations reporting -60 receive and transmit levels, the CCQ's are in the single digit area. One other thing, in an area where I know the noise level to be in the low to m...
by slipstream1
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Is the SR71-5 compatible with Mikrotik RB433AH??
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Is the SR71-5 compatible with Mikrotik RB433AH??

Mikrotik was testing 802.11n at the Orlando MUM. I wonder if it will ever be ready?
by slipstream1
Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: ros upgrade attempt broke my rb532a
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: ros upgrade attempt broke my rb532a

If you cannot get them to work, before you throw them in the garbage, send them to me. I will take them and fix them.
by slipstream1
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Upgrade ROS: just a doubt
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Upgrade ROS: just a doubt

Have you upgraded the bootloader? You will see high cpu usage and rb slow downs without bootloader upgrade.
From new terminal, under winbox: system routerboard---->print----->upgrade, after accepting upgrade you will need to reboot the routerboard for the upgrade to be complete.
by slipstream1
Tue May 06, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: "joint timout" problem
Replies: 45
Views: 4203

Re: "joint timout" problem

I have a site that is doing this every 7 minutes. I think that the time is entirely too consistant to be a hardware problem. It has to be a setting in the software. Anyway, we are changing the hardware today, RB532 x 2 with a single RB333 running ROS3.7. All new R52H cards and pigtails. Everything w...
by slipstream1
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9/MK (Newb Questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: XR9 Bandwidth Selections ...

Is there a reason that you have not updated to the latest stable release of RouterOS? I have a new POP that is 3.6 and the clients are from 3.4 to 3.7 and it is working very well at 2Ghz-5Mhz.
by slipstream1
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: this pic show's what happens after 3.0 upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: this pic show's what happens after 3.0 upgrade

I have noticed the 100% CPU utilization on RB133c clients. If you load only the packages that you need the utilization seems to get better. The routerboards will get sluggish and stop responding to commands. A reboot will take care of the problem for a while.
by slipstream1
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Incompatibility between 2.9.50 and v3.4 wireless?
Replies: 23
Views: 3344

Re: Incompatibility between 2.9.50 and v3.4 wireless?

I am running a RB133C client with version 3.4, SR9 connected to RB532 AP w/ SR9 and ROS 2.9.45. No problems what so ever. In fact, this link is more stable now than it was when 2.9.44 was loaded on the RB133C. I also run several 2.4 clients with a mixture of 2.9.44 and 2.9.50 AP's and 3.3 and 3.4 cl...
by slipstream1
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: if there is queue tree and simple queue which one will work?
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: if there is queue tree and simple queue which one will work?

Both. I have queue trees and simple queues on the same RB532 governing the same networks. They both work.
by slipstream1
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: NTP command on RB133c - Upgrade to License 4
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: NTP command on RB133c - Upgrade to License 4

In winbox go to system, packages. Highlight the NTP package and click the enable button. Then you will need to reboot the router. After the reboot, enter your NTP IP address and enable the NTP client and then select your timezone.
by slipstream1
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: V3 to 2.9.50 downgrading

Based on my experience, no. I have only made it work using netinstall.
by slipstream1
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: RB133
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: RB133

Enable dynamic WDS on your AP#1. Setup your AP#2 with 2 wireless cards. The wlan1 card should be station wds and the 2nd card should be AP bridge. Make a new bridge and add wlan1 and wlan2 to the bridge and then assign your ip address to the bridge group. This is how I do a wds remote repeater ap in...
by slipstream1
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Help: 1 RB burned, then the other lost!
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Help: 1 RB burned, then the other lost!

If the remote routerboard is associated with the new (local) routerboard, you can go to the registration page, then right click on the remote RB and click on MAC Telnet. If they are associated MAC Telnet will remove any IP address or routing errors and allow you to remotely configure the remote boar...
by slipstream1
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w

I was afraid that was the answer. I am just trying to work around some interference. I guess I will change polarity.
by slipstream1
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w
Replies: 2
Views: 999

How to lock rates to b only when using 5 or 10 mhz channel w

The subject explains it all. I feel like I should know this, but I do not.
by slipstream1
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik Routers and Humidity
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Mikrotik Routers and Humidity

I am in East Texas and have alot of humidity here and no problems with Mikrotik AP's or CPE's.
by slipstream1
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB133 with High Power MiniPCIs
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: RB133 with High Power MiniPCIs

The Rb133 has overvoltage protection built in and will not fry when 48vdc POE is applied. It will just not power up. As for the original question, I have several Rb133 with 3 SR9 running. They perform just fine. I am in the process of replacing the SR9's with XR9's and they are performing fine also....
by slipstream1
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Password recovery Mikrotik style
Replies: 10
Views: 14506

Re: Password recovery Mikrotik style

If you can access winbox through the dude, just go to users in winbox and create a new identity as admin with the user name and password of your choice. After it is created, then you can delete the other user.
by slipstream1
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Moisture in outdoor enclosure
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Moisture in outdoor enclosure

Yes the dessicant will do the job, but it can only absord a certain amount of moisture before it reaches its saturation point and becomes useless, we use on air driers for elliptical microwave waveguides. The weep hole is the most simple solution to this problem and does not cause a mess and very ra...
by slipstream1
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: CPE in bridge mode
Replies: 3
Views: 3368

Re: CPE in bridge mode

You can upgrade to version 3.0RC7 and use the pseudo bridge feature. Other than that, the only other way I know of is to make the ap and AP-WDS, dynamic mode and then make the CPE station-wds and create the bridge in your cpe with wlan1 and eth1 in the newly created bridge. The latter is what I do f...
by slipstream1
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 ... yes this is a new card
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: XR9 ... yes this is a new card

I have deployed my first 2 xr9 cards and am very encouraged by the initial results. The signal levels seem to be more stable and the throughput a little better that the SR9. The only changes to these units were the xr9 and the mmcx pigtail. The antennas and jumpers and RB were the same. I am running...
by slipstream1
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 ... yes this is a new card
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: XR9 ... yes this is a new card

I have the new XR9's h installed on 1 tower. We got rained off of the tower and did not get a chance to finish the installation. I will have word on these things by the end of the week. Remember, elevation is everything with 900 mhz. Keep them low and they should work better.
by slipstream1
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Need consultant/installer to come onsite in east Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Need consultant/installer to come onsite in east Texas

Shoot me an email to jpk@ckswireless.com and I will see if I can offer some assistance.
by slipstream1
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: XR9 ... yes this is a new card
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: XR9 ... yes this is a new card

I got the 10 that I ordered Monday from Streakwave. I will be deploying a 900 AP tomorrow and will have a couple of customers on it by the end of the week.
by slipstream1
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Question

I only use a backhaul only board for multiple backhauls running through a site. If it is only a backhaul to a site and then sectors or an omni, then it is ok to use same RB532.
by slipstream1
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 900mhz antennas
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: 900mhz antennas

The 900 mhz solution is somewhat picky in when and where it works. I have done 11 mile NLOS shots with a 13 dbi yagi and a 14 dbi sector with signal in the mid to high -80's. I have also done site surveys, 1/4 mile from the tower and got nothing more than -95. Who is the cellular carrier in your are...
by slipstream1
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: bridge - Setting Mikrotik to = a Deliberant in bridge mode?

Configure AP with dynamic WDS on the sector which you would like to connect.
Setup Mikrotik client as stationwds and build a bridge with wlan1 and ether1 included.
This, of course, assumes that you have given the bridge a static ip address.
by slipstream1
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB112 Slow 100% CPU
Replies: 13
Views: 3560

Re: RB112 Slow 100% CPU

Mine shows the same on RB133c and RB112 with SR9 wireless card. No wlan and 100% cpu usage. I upgraded to 3.0 RC2 with seperate packages and matched the exact packages that were included on version 2.9.46 that was loaded on the very same boards.The packages that I had installed were: advanced-tools ...
by slipstream1
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13701

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

RB112 CPU shoots to 100% and becomes very unresponsive in Winbox. I don't know what you upgraded from, but one common issue with the older (beta) releases was that the dude package was installed and turned on by default. Those that are seeing processor issues may want to check and be sure that is t...
by slipstream1
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS v3 RC 1
Replies: 66
Views: 13701

Re: ROS v3 RC 1

RB112 SR9 connected to AP with 2.9.44. Upgrade to v3 RC1, connection will not come back. Station will not find the AP and RB112 CPU shoots to 100% and becomes very unresponsive in Winbox. Link is 3 miles -79 on 2.9.44 w/ 9 dbi yagi station and 14 dbi sector AP. Data to default and configured to lowe...
by slipstream1
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Rootenna mounting questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Rootenna mounting questions

I use the ARC Wireless integrated antenna solution. Much nicer looking than the Roo.
by slipstream1
Thu May 03, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM (new routerboards!)
Replies: 21
Views: 3424

I am coming from Texas to be there.
by slipstream1
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: lighiting storm
Replies: 11
Views: 1913

If an omni antenna takes a direct hit, the top of the antenna will come apart or the fiberglass radome will splinter. If either of those happened you should replace the antenna. If it were me I would replace the antenna without question.
by slipstream1
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Opinion Regarding the MIKROTIK R52
Replies: 21
Views: 3268

I am also a fan of the R52 mini pci card. It is just a little stronger than the CM9. I have not tried the 5.xx side of the card, but the 2.4 part of it is outstanding. :lol:
by slipstream1
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: wlan+sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Install some 5.xx radios on the same tower and share the load between these 2 types of access points. Higher priority clients on the 5.xx and lower priority on the 2.4. Then start building more sites. Spacing them closely together and adjusting your downtilts as to not overrun each other. If you use...
by slipstream1
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: How much can a cable bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

A general rule of thumb on bending any wire is bend no tighter that 10 times the radius of the wire.
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR2 and SR9 Back to Back on RB532 Lose Signal
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

I DO NOT place 2.4 ghz cards and the SR9's in the same enclosure. The SR9 is a 2.4 ghz radio with a up/down converter. It is possible, with a 2.4 radio and a SR9 in the same enclosure you will get 2.4 ghz noise being emitted from the SR9 and that could be bad.
by slipstream1
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

I work in the cell phone industry also. Not all of the carriers use TTA's (tower top amps). Cingular is a big TTA user, but companies like Alltel do not. I do not think that the modern cell phones reach 500 mW either. In hte search for more battery life, they are using smaller, less powerful transmi...
by slipstream1
Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

I am aware of that, but we can generate more power at the client end. I think it will even out and improve the client end distance.
by slipstream1
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

Let me also state that I turned the power down to stay within FCC EIRP guidelines for 900 mhz, 36 dbm AP and Client side. I do not see why we cannot get the ranges that the cellular carriers are getting, maybe even more. Yes, they can use higher power at the base station, but those little phones can...
by slipstream1
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

jcwn: I am using some DB Products 90 degree 13 dbi sector antennas that are hand-me-downs from a cellular carrier. They have a 40 db F/B ratio and just perform awesome. The CPE side is a 13 dbi Hyperlink yagi. This is a little larger antenna than I would like to use, almost 5' long, I am planning to...
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

I am just going to use the 5 mhz channels for now. If I expand later on, I may include some 10 mhz channels. I noticed that with one card on 5 mhz channels and 1 card on 10 mhz channels, the cards don't see each other. I guess they will add a little more noise but maybe not add significant interfere...
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

Signal strength was -81 on 5 mhz channel spacing.
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

We have alot of rolling hills and some 200' to 300' elevation changes. The direction that I did this test in was across a river bottom so the elevation was fairly flat, but still impressive.
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

Northeast Texas. The pineywoods region. Lots of pine trees and live oaks.
by slipstream1
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: sr9 and client distance
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

AP:SR9 in RB532 w/ 13 dbi 90 degree sector @ 110' EIRP 36 dbm CPE: SR9 in RB112 w/ 13 dbi yagi @ 8' EIRP 36 dbm Distance: 11.3 miles NLOS Download to site on internet: 1.34 Mbps Upload to site on internet: 800 Kbps This is over a single T-1, so the SR9 link almost maxed out my T-1 @ 11.3 miles sitti...
by slipstream1
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: upgrade to b5
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

I posted in another thread that I was having problems with the Dude and Wine in PCBSD. Maybe it is not me. It just keeps crashing.
by slipstream1
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude inLinux?
Replies: 18
Views: 7631

I have noticed problems with the Dude, Wine, and PCBSD. I cannot get it to run properly. I am sure it is something that I am doing.
by slipstream1
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Tranzeo Crashing and Dude?
Replies: 10
Views: 7378

I have Tranzeo, OSBridge, Milkrotik, High Gain Antennas, and Deliberant radios in my network. I have not had any issues with the Dude causing crashes. I have noticed that it keeps marginal link active because of the snmp link, it will not allow radios to go into power saving mode. So, the Dude has b...