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by Skaught
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!

I've updated to 6.38.3, and changed the config so that the bridge is no longer needed. That used to form part of an RSTP ring, but no longer does, so I can now route between the two interfaces. We'll see if the issue returns.
by Skaught
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!

And it's happening again, right now. I'll power cycle it as soon as I can get back into it.
by Skaught
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Cloudcore CPU maxing out and bridge interface pinned at 1.44Tb/s!!

So this happened tonight on a Cloudcore: Screen Shot 2017-03-03 at 12.17.42 AM.png The router was totally unresponsive, and stopped passing data. The issue resolved itself as quickly as it appeared, and we didn't have to reboot the router at any point. The physical interfaces all dropped to 0kps, th...
by Skaught
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does L2TP with IPSec actually work?
Replies: 10
Views: 12542

Re: Does L2TP with IPSec actually work?

Several of us on the team here have been fighting with this. We need a method for admins to be able to connect into Mikrotiks from the road and telecommuting and now OSX only supports L2TP/IPSEC. The config linked to above has clear errors in it, and must not have been actually tested. We've tried b...
by Skaught
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RSTP question with 3 paths
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: RSTP question with 3 paths

Awesome, thanks! That did the trick! I have always used OSPF so this is a new attempt at dealing with failover and it is working great now.
by Skaught
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RSTP question with 3 paths
Replies: 2
Views: 965

RSTP question with 3 paths

I have a test setup using RSTP that is as follows: SwitchA connects to Switches B, C, D. B<>C C<>D All traffic is flowing from A to B and A to D, but C only gets traffic via B or D. Even though C is only one hop from A. Am I approaching this wrong? I basically just bridged the interfaces and enabled...
by Skaught
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reducing CPU load (On an RB493G)
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Reducing CPU load (On an RB493G)

I have a series of RB493G routers, all the ports are active and they are just routing and using OSPF. I want to run them as a fast as possible. I have disabled connection tracking and use hardware queues only. Are there any other ways to reduce CPU utilization? Ethernet, Networking and Unclassified ...
by Skaught
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Interfaces twitching like crazy in webfig
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: OSPF Interfaces twitching like crazy in webfig

That was it, Thanks!
by Skaught
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Interfaces twitching like crazy in webfig
Replies: 2
Views: 695

OSPF Interfaces twitching like crazy in webfig

I added an OSPF Interface and RoS is still creating a dynamic entry, using the details of the entry I created. It is switching back and forth between them several times a second. I have tried deleting the interface and recreating it, I've tried deleting the instance and recreating it. I have tried r...
by Skaught
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!
Replies: 247
Views: 87281

Re: New Ethernet port flap issue enquiery, PLS JOIN!

We are seeing these issues and we are the NOC for 4 different MT based ISPs in different locations across North America. The router drops it's link down to 10mbit randomly and also refuses to link at all if we hard code both ends to 100mbit full. We have hundreds of rb's using ethernet only that sho...
by Skaught
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: UPS monitor script crashes entire routerboard
Replies: 0
Views: 457

UPS monitor script crashes entire routerboard

If I try to run the UPS Monitor script from the Wiki it crashes the routerboard so hard I have to power cycle it to get back into it.

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/UPS_scripts

The Routerboards are brand new RB493G running 5.4.

I cannot get any supout as the board is completely hung.
by Skaught
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard USB port not active?
Replies: 39
Views: 21228

Re: RouterBoard USB port not active?

It has not always been so clearly posted. I can also understand people having issues with this. If you bought a car and it did not come with windscreen wipers (even if the pamphlet told you so) customers would still be pretty put off by the product. If Normis chose to be polite, he could explain tha...
by Skaught
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v5rc9
Replies: 108
Views: 11905

Re: RouterOS v5rc9

I have a 17km 5ghz link. I get near 100% ccq in A mode. Enabling any Mimo based modes drops ccq to <35% and I get lower throughput and connection drops. The problem is, a 54mbit A mode link is too slow to handle the load I need and enabling mimo and extension channel makes it worse. The Mimo capable...
by Skaught
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: lost connection, medium-access timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 11840

Re: lost connection, medium-access timeout

I agree 100%. Their support is horrible. They are rude and give terse answers. Emailing takes days to get any kind of a response, if one ever comes, and often when it does come, it is in the form of one word answers or being directed back to the forum :roll: Or we are told to use buggy beta firmware...
by Skaught
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What URL do I use in the IPN setup on Paypal for Hotspot?
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

What URL do I use in the IPN setup on Paypal for Hotspot?

In the Paypal profile I need a URL to enable IPN. Is it just the public IP of the hotspot controller?

I searched extensively and found no references. This is 5.0rc3.
by Skaught
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5.0rc1 Profiler unclassified CPU usage
Replies: 13
Views: 22525

Re: 5.0rc1 Profiler unclassified CPU usage

I was having massive problems with the routing task sucking up all the CPU on a RB433AH. I am using ospf and there seems to be some sort of connection there. I was unable to create a supout file as there was not enough cpu left to make the file in a reasonable timeframe. I had to roll back to V4.11....
by Skaught
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: OLSR Support?
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Re: OLSR Support?

OLSR runs on ethernet according to OLSR.

HWMP+ is for bridged networks is it not?

OSPF is failing miserably on our large network. Some issue with Mikrotik and timers apparently. Even with the bugs solved, OSPF is very slow and does not account for link quality.
by Skaught
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ and bursting or HTB
Replies: 0
Views: 457

PCQ and bursting or HTB

I am trying to conceptualize a way to offer one of the following scenarios and am not sure of the best strategy: A - Clients all get a guaranteed 2mbit download speed. If there is extra room on a 20mbit gateway, they can have 3Mbit. I want to use PCQ so I do not have to create manual rules for the t...
by Skaught
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: controlling PPS in 802.11b/g environment
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: controlling PPS in 802.11b/g environment

My 10+ years of working with 802.11 and 802.11a/b/g/n agrees. PPS is a greater indicator of performance than throughput.

I am trying to to find a way to queue packets in MT and UBNT gear based on PPS, not kbs. No luck yet.
by Skaught
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MAC-VLAN on Mikrotik routers
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: MAC-VLAN on Mikrotik routers

I too am very interested in this.

Dynamic VLANS aka Mac based vlans that use radius or another central DB would be killer for a large campus I support.
by Skaught
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What port and protocol does EOIP use?
Replies: 10
Views: 26998

Re: What port and protocol does EOIP use?

Is someone going to add it to the wiki article?

It says it uses GRE like pptp but I tried to map the pptp port to no avail.
by Skaught
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What port and protocol does EOIP use?
Replies: 10
Views: 26998

What port and protocol does EOIP use?

I am trying to build an EOIP tunnel through another firewall.

I need the port number and protocol that EOIP uses to configure the firewall in the middle.
by Skaught
Fri May 07, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pile of used equipment for sale or free to the right project
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Pile of used equipment for sale or free to the right pro

Nope, no Routerboards in them. They are all disassembled. The 200 number is a guess, I would have to do an exact count. For a purchase I could do $5 each plus shipping, Minimum 10. Well I do have 10-20 bare RB532 I would be willing to part with. Have no mpci of any sort available. The RB532 are real...
by Skaught
Thu May 06, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pile of used equipment for sale or free to the right project
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Pile of used equipment for sale or free to the right project

I have a huge mountain of used equipment I no longer need. 700+ Tranzeo TR-CPE200-x 200+ UBNT LS5 200+ Poynting 21dbi 5ghz compartment antennas WLAN-A0017 And all sorts of other misc WISP equipment. If you have a non-profit project application/project, PM with some details and I will see if we can h...
by Skaught
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Data from unknown device
Replies: 7
Views: 5607

Re: Data from unknown device

I have the same situation due to a client who I took out of radius. They have not paid their bill.

Now the logs are overflowing with this.

How do I block this mac from filling my logs?
by Skaught
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gateway provider in the LA area?
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Gateway provider in the LA area?

I am trying to help an American friend who is outside LA. He is using bonded T1s and getting killed on pricing.

Can anyone suggest companies to talk to for better options? I am not in the USA and not familiar with the players.

He has 4 t1 and they are full.
by Skaught
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: RouterOS on Amazon EC2
Replies: 35
Views: 17867

Re: RouterOS on Amazon EC2

The windows used on the EC2 is not standard off the shelf. I suspect similar changes would have to be made to ROS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Machine_Image Would be interesting but likely an idea before it's time. . . I am focusing on finding a colo in the usa where I can put a 1U router ma...
by Skaught
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: RouterOS on Amazon EC2
Replies: 35
Views: 17867

Re: RouterOS on Amazon EC2

I meant moving the function to Amazon. You cannot move hardware onto EC2.

Really one of the nice things about it. No hardware to ever fail.
by Skaught
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: RouterOS on Amazon EC2
Replies: 35
Views: 17867

RouterOS on Amazon EC2

Is crazy to even think about installing RouterOS on a Cloud instance? I am not sure this is possible. Although would be pretty darn cool. I have a RB1000 hotspot controller for hotspots all over North America, it would be nice to be able to leverage the Amazon peering by moving it there. RIght now I...
by Skaught
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n
Replies: 939
Views: 291268

Re: 802.11n

I have been forced to start moving away from MT on my network over this on many new deployments. Other vendors have cheaper solutions that work better/faster and can be installed in minutes. We are going on 6 months now on a test link. A certain competing product is less than 1/4 the cost and worked...
by Skaught
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6298

Re: Mikrotik STILL has no working 802.11N - Did they give up?

I have been at this over 10 years now and have started putting in RocketM for Mimo PtP links. It is just worked out of the box, no messing about needed. We have thousands of subscribers and cannot experiment. I would LOVE to have 3x3 mimo working on MT with rb600 on GB. But even the 2x2 the MIMO was...
by Skaught
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients

You mean if one is running the cisco client? I am assuming the client is using the Watchguard client to push routes. I cannot stand Watchguard and have not tried the client. Worst case I will have to have the client's route all traffic via the vpn or figure out some way to push routes using windows ...
by Skaught
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email on vpn connection
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Email on vpn connection

the client wants an automated email when I log into their network on the VPN. How do I configure Mikrotik to send an email when a VPN connection is established or lost? I can send emails on vpn connect but it sends like 20 emails as each line of the log is it's own email. I also found a link that ta...
by Skaught
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients

As I said, I tried that and it fixes the problem and creates another.
by Skaught
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

PPTP Server talking to Windows and other clients

I followed: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/PPTPServer and that works great. However we are short on IPs on that subnet and need to put PPTP clients in their own subnet. I did that and it works, but the clients cannot reach other subnets at the office as I cannot figure out how to push static routes i...
by Skaught
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot

If you aren't using the web proxy, you can enable it and make a proxy access rule that denies proxying with an action of redirect to a URL you want to show those customers. Then transparently proxy only the select clients - either by an address list, or by merit of them being dynamically assigned a...
by Skaught
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot

Marking DHCP is a problem again as the DHCP is assigned to the client's router and I have no record of what the mac addresses are of my client's devices in their homes. Also they could just change the mac of their router/pc and bypass the captiveness. I think I can get 80% of the way there if I can ...
by Skaught
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot

Ya, but to do that I need to know the client's ip address. Which is DHCP and changes randomly.

I did not think of caching tho, that may be a start of an idea.
by Skaught
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Need to direct only select clients to a captive hotspot

Collections is a hassle. We are thinking about simply forcing subscribers who have not paid their bill to a captive hotspot where they can pay etc. I am curious if anyone has ideas on how to do this. We do not want regular clients who have accounts in good standing to go through the hotspot controll...
by Skaught
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot - Tempature Issue
Replies: 27
Views: 5836

Re: Reboot - Tempature Issue

-10! Must be nice!

We have had our mikrotik gear below -40C. It all works great except for the RB532.

The RB532A was generally ok but the older RB532s would have problems in the cold.

RB532 is too slow for use as an AP these days anyway so we have gone all RB411 or better.
by Skaught
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: wpa compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: wpa compression

The ubnt radios are atheros based and they can do both WPA and compression at once.

:(
by Skaught
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 too slow
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: RB1000 too slow

The Mikronoc was $1000. The RB1000 is $600. The Mikronoc is at least 4-6 times faster. $400 is not even a big enough number to appear in my monthly cash flow reports. I am now doing PCQ over several thousand users and the Mikronoc CPU load barely changed. I am still at an average of 25% cpu doing wa...
by Skaught
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8586

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Ya, I am still stuck on 3.30 on my backhauls and my ticket went ignored. I get a hard time from MT for trying to get a solution on here, I open a ticket like they ask, and then they ignore it. That is the problem with open source community supported software. Oh wait, this is closed commercial softw...
by Skaught
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCQ , final examle:)
Replies: 4
Views: 5602

Re: PCQ , final examle:)

?
by Skaught
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

802.11n is still unstable under heavy load. It is a catch 22 as I need a heavy loaded link to properly test 802.11n but I will not do experiments that impact that many users. The best option is to wait until others try progressively larger deployments until I see something working out there that app...
by Skaught
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 too slow
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: RB1000 too slow

I have built hotspot systems for many companies in Canada and always have found the cost of billing(processing, clawbacks etc) is higher than the revenue. Client end problems that are blamed on the hotspot are also massive, when it is always the client's issue. And when ppl pay for it, their expecta...
by Skaught
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8586

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

Its about time for a MT rep to chime in again on this as we have heard nothing for some time. You guys send some emails with info to support to might help get some quicker attention as well. Scott I submitted a ticket a few days ago on this thread and have had no answer of any sort. I specifically ...
by Skaught
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: What relies on Connection Tracking?

I am starting to get the feeling that the only way to know what breaks and what doesn't would for MT to dig through all the source code and trace it out or something.

But as I found, Conntrack only added ~5-15% to the cpu in our environment. I know for me this is now a much less important question.
by Skaught
Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to log all commands issued via SSH?
Replies: 0
Views: 478

How to log all commands issued via SSH?

We have one system that makes changes in ROS dynamically via SSH. Something between them is broken.

How do we log all commands issued via SSH?

Might also be handy for some ppl for security or if you have multiple admins in your company working on MT routers.
by Skaught
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

Going illegal is not an option aside from the obvious issues. We are co-located with Industry Canada at one of our sites. They would figure it out pretty quick! Plus it exposes us to a massive risk as other ISPs could rat us out at any time. Not a way to run at the level we do. We have looked into l...
by Skaught
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 too slow
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: RB1000 too slow

VX?
by Skaught
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: What relies on Connection Tracking?

I tested it and simple queues worked fine for us. But your mileage may vary.

We also found out turning off conntrack on our RB1000 made only a small difference. We ended up installing a Mikronoc 2200 dual core router and that solved all our issues.
by Skaught
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 too slow
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: RB1000 too slow

We removed the RB1000 and installed one Tasos' Titan Wifi Mikronoc 2200 units. CPU is now at 35% max and everything we need is running again. ~2500 users on 5/1mbit plans with a 1gb gateway. We could not do more than about 150-200mbit before the cpu simply could not keep up. Turning off conntrack ma...
by Skaught
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SuperAG Features in routerOS
Replies: 12
Views: 3199

Re: SuperAG Features in routerOS

A Turbo link on RB411 or better should be able to do what you need plus a bit more.

My question is, does RoS 4.2 support any super A features?

We tried it on 3.30 with limited success.
by Skaught
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1
Replies: 47
Views: 8586

Re: Problem with NSTREME on 4.1

We also found NStreme under 4.2 very unstable and simply downgraded to 3.3 and it fixed it.
by Skaught
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 too slow
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

RB1000 too slow

Our RB1000 cannot keep up anymore. 2500 subscribers is too many.

We have offloaded as many tasks as possible off the router and if we start taking more tasks away from it, it will no longer a router.

What can I use that is faster?
by Skaught
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: What relies on Connection Tracking?

Does IP accounting or policy routing rely on conntrack?
by Skaught
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: What relies on Connection Tracking?

Perhaps features that rely on tracking should go grey when tracking is off. Just like if I disable an Interface, it's IPs go grey.
by Skaught
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: What relies on Connection Tracking?

Is there anything not under the firewall menu that will stop working?

Like queues or accounting?
by Skaught
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: What relies on Connection Tracking?
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

What relies on Connection Tracking?

I have a RB1000 that is nearly peaking out at 100% CPU due to heavy load. It is doing Routing, IP Accounting, NAT(For our management stuff to get online and overflow for our public pools) and Queues (For clients who break AUP) I am pushing about 100mbit over it to serve a few thousand subscribers. O...
by Skaught
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

We looked at the UBNT gear but it has a major bottleneck. The specs claim that the eth is only 100mbit. Rather odd as they advertise higher speeds than that. Could be a typo but the bleeding edge aspect is an issue. It also cannot support bonding easily. For this one link, expensive is not a massive...
by Skaught
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

The last licensed link I installed was a 4mbit Western Multiplex link back in 1999. Are there any recommendations out there based on other's experiences? (Update - My server admin discovered our mysql sync was using 25mbit for about 16 hours a day due to a misconfig. Fixing this gains us a fair bit,...
by Skaught
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

We have a link with several thousand subscribers on it. It is two nstreme turbo links bonded together. So we are using 80mhz of bandwidth right now. Unfortunately we are exhausting even this monster link and we are running out of channels fast as we also have sectors and other point to point links i...
by Skaught
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: wpa compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

Re: wpa compression

Where does this limitation come from?
by Skaught
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: winbox for os10?
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: winbox for os10?

Our company has gone non-microsoft. All the new computers come with awful vista and many lack proper driver support for xp. So we are running ubuntu or osx on all our machines now. I can run winbox on wine in ubuntu no problem but darwine says: err:module:attach_process_dlls "gdi32.dll" failed to in...
by Skaught
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic

I think I have it all working. I told it to simply flag all packets being sent to the other RB with 5. I had to set the rule to be a postrouting as opposed to a prerouting otherwise nothing hit the mangle rule. I now see traffic hitting the mangle rule, I just have to figure out if the ISP at the br...
by Skaught
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic

Ah that was much better, thank you!

I am guessing based on the example, that despite the ROS interface saying DSCP it actually wants the number in 802.1p format. ie the 5.

That little cut and paste will save me hours of effort!

If anything it is a huge starting point.

Thanks!
by Skaught
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic TOS

Hmm? I do not understand your answer at all. It does not appear to be relevant to my inquiry. It certainly gets me no further toward my solution. I can search for IPIP for sure but that tells me nothing about how to setup changing the TOS bit. I have done some more digging. It seems I may need a man...
by Skaught
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

802.1p (QoS) and an eoip tunnel carrying voip traffic

Our branch office has an EOIP tunnel back to our main office. All the VOIP desk phones at that location are having latency issues. Our ISP in this case will prioritize VOIP traffic but due to the EOIP tunnel it is not being recognized as such and therefore being tossed in with P2P and everything els...
by Skaught
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nstreme Dual vs. Bonding Interesting results.
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Nstreme Dual vs. Bonding Interesting results.

I had a Nstreme Dual link running both channels in turbo mode. I changed it to 2 standard turbo Nstreme links bonded together and am seeing a signifigant improvement. Due to the fact we are an ISP, our traffic is asymmetrical. Nstreme Dual did not deal with that well. Typical peak throughputs we mig...
by Skaught
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: CMTS PCI card
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: CMTS PCI card

Is MT not at all interested in this? We are now working with several ISPs who we are building 100% MT networks with, except the CMTS portions.
by Skaught
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot compatibilty with all clients
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Hotspot compatibilty with all clients

Nothing in the logs, RB112 APs. SR2 Cards.

The APs are just bridged over to the hotspot controller.

The clients use all sorts of hardware. This is an unattended hotspot so I have no reliable way to know.
by Skaught
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot compatibilty with all clients
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Hotspot compatibilty with all clients

It seems some clients on our hotspot systems have trouble picking up the SSID of the AP. I woul like to increase the number of beacons to try and improve compatibility with all potential clients. Once the clients get on they are ok, but they seem to have trouble picking up the beacons I think. This ...
by Skaught
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brouter mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Brouter mode?

the network is a routed one so we would have to encp the VLANS in an EOIP tunnel. Plus it would require a signifigant hardware expenditure to upgrade the clients hundreds of unmanaged switches. This way it costs nothing and works great. It is just a bear to setup all the filters on every backhaul ra...
by Skaught
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Users problem on V3.11, cannot allow user to do btest.exe
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Users problem on V3.11, cannot allow user to do btest.exe

I am trying to create a user account on a core router so that the client's installers can use btest.exe without being able to log in or view the router's config. I created a group called testers and gave it the Test permission. Users in that group fail auth in btest unless I give them full rights. T...
by Skaught
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request : TFTP server
Replies: 27
Views: 7695

Re: Feature Request : TFTP server

I too would like a tftp server in ROS. Very usefull for CMTS.
by Skaught
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brouter mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Brouter mode?

I have always built routed networks so brouter is a bit of a wierd way to operate for me. But I seem to have a case where I need brouter mode. I have a large sports venue where we have built a large ROS deployment. They have 108mbit WDS nstreme links between the various arenas and sporting venues. W...
by Skaught
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 3.10 wireless
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: 3.10 wireless

We have seen this on a few dozen units.

We have also seen massive signal strength drops when going to v3.x

We are downgrading our hundreds of units back to 2.x
by Skaught
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Solution Found -Limiting shared logins on multiple hotspots.
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Limiting shared logins across multiple hotspots.

I found a straightforward fix for this. I just use a single hotspot controller and build EOIP tunnels from all my locations to it. Makes Admin way easier and saves money on licenses too.
by Skaught
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Building hotspots, having difficulty, can usermanager solve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Building hotspots, having difficulty, can usermanager solve?

I am just in the process of setting up User-manager for this purpose.
by Skaught
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Problem with User-manager when migrating from x86 to RB1000
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Problem with User-manager when migrating from x86 to RB1000

I think I figured it out. The database is huge because the logs are in there too. I did an export and pasted the config into the new RB1000 and it looks good now. I am still concerned that I have no relaibale way to clear the user-manager logs. The 64mb will fill fast. I tried a script on here and a...
by Skaught
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Problem with User-manager when migrating from x86 to RB1000
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Problem with User-manager when migrating from x86 to RB1000

We have run out of patience running ROS on even really high end x86 hardware. It has just been too unstable for us over the years. So we want to convert our core router to a RB1000. It will route about 60mbit of sustained traffic and do full Conntrack and L7 shaping. I am trying to import the user-m...
by Skaught
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Building hotspots, having difficulty, can usermanager solve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Building hotspots, having difficulty, can usermanager solve?

I have two separate clients who we are setting up hotspot systems for. They both want to sell 1,7,30 and 365 day passes with a total transfer limit on them. The user logs in and then have their set number of days of use. If they reach the max number of days or download more than a defined amount, th...
by Skaught
Sat May 10, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Could not get index: fatal error
Replies: 5
Views: 6871

Re: Could not get index: fatal error

I too get this error when trying to connect on a non-standard port.

Could not get index: fatal error
by Skaught
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VLANs and Virtual AP's
Replies: 30
Views: 42999

Re: VLANs and Virtual AP's

We are trying to do something similar. We have a campus with an exisitng LAN in place. There will be hotspots all over campus. We want one SSID for corporate use that will use WPA. Then an unencrypted VSSID which will vlan back to the hotspot controller for public access. So we will have 2 networks,...
by Skaught
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VLANs and Virtual AP's
Replies: 30
Views: 42999

Re: VLANs and Virtual AP's

I emailed support and all I got was this: 1) Bridge VLANs interfaces not actual interfaces, to get bridged working properly. However more detailed explanation about configuration setup is necessary. I honestly cannot understand point 1. The language he uses follows no gramatical rules i have ever se...
by Skaught
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: VLANs and Virtual AP's
Replies: 30
Views: 42999

Re: VLANs and Virtual AP's

am english I understand time hard

Is there a version of these instructions that is a bit more verbose and easy to understand?
by Skaught
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bonding Interfaces Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Bonding Interfaces Help

Nstreme2 on RC13 seems less than stable under heavy load. the speed varies wildly when I do any download testing over it. Varies between 6mbit and 200kbit/s.

I had better results just running a single interface in turbo mode.
by Skaught
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Having issues
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Forum Having issues

I have tried 4 different computers and 2 different ISPs. I get lots of page cannot be displayed errors and I cannto stay logged in. Looks like an issue ont he server hosting the forum. It keeps restarting and resetting the SIDs I think. An issue with the hosting company?
by Skaught
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bonding Interfaces Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Bonding Interfaces Help

I have turned on bonding but the only mode that seems to pass data is rr. Nstreme dual also works but does not really get me where I want to ultimately be.

I have yet to try building a EoIP tunnel though.
by Skaught
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Bonding Interfaces Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Bonding Interfaces Help

What is the MT reccomended config for bonding two wireless links into one? Do I have to use EoIP? What is the best link monitoring for atheros based cards? It says MI or MII depending on driver, MT wrote the driver, does that mean it supports MII? I have two Nstreme Turbo Links on a pair of RB333 an...
by Skaught
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.0 RC13 Released
Replies: 21
Views: 4984

Re: ROS 3.0 RC12 Released

What does this mean? "Don't use rc12 because of upgrade of x86 only." I have only really spoken english my whole life. That statement makes no sense to me. Some sort of gramatical issue. I am thinking it either means: "do not use rc12, it is for x86 platforms only" or "do not use rc12 on x86 platfor...
by Skaught
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 CPU tanking out to 100%
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

RB333 CPU tanking out to 100%

I have a pair of RB333 with an SR5 card in each. I am running them in turbo mode and doing about 30down/10up mbit. I understand I am reaching the limit fo 802.11a in turbo but my cpu is also maxing out. I thought the RB333 should be able to handle several links at once via bonding or nstreme. Am I a...
by Skaught
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 x86 Reboot command has no effect
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: RC10 x86 Reboot command has no effect

It is a full blown PC.

sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It is high end hardware too. 100% Intel.
by Skaught
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3.0 RC11 RELEASED
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: v3.0 RC11 RELEASED

ACK, it killed my user-manager. Where is the RC11 download for it? Hmm, found it. Only issue is torrent expects a week to download it. There are no seeds it seems. The http download is about dial up speed. . . why is the MT server always so slow? even on days when there is not a new release it is sl...
by Skaught
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 x86 Reboot command has no effect
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

RC10 x86 Reboot command has no effect

When I ask the system to reboot, nothing happens.

I had a vague recollection of needing an addon package for this but see none listed in the downloads section that I do not already have.
by Skaught
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

yay! I think I have it working. I added my test PC as a valid router and it now talks to my radius test software! I even got an auth sucess! I think the thing that tripped me up repeatedly is getting past the fact that in Mikrotik, they renamed a bunch of standard things to their own naming. Users=C...
by Skaught
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

well i am getting closer. I have usermanager up and running but still no response to radius requests. All I see in the log is: subscriber=admin user-orig="" calling-station-id="" host-ip=127.0.0.1 status=accounting-failure time=nov/26/2007 17:38:43 description="missing User-Name" My test requests fr...
by Skaught
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

GRRRRR....

There is no mention anywhere that there is a difference between managing users and user manager.

I asked it if I had all the packages and it says yup, you have all of them. Apprently I cannot trust the system.
by Skaught
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

Hmm, I just tried it on a 2.9 system, there is no command user-manager anywhere in the os, I can go under user but the commands as listed are rejected.

Am I missing something here?
by Skaught
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

Something about V3.0 is making that config incompatible I think.

Just trying to decipher what exactly that script is building. . .
by Skaught
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How can I block UTorrent activity?
Replies: 9
Views: 14715

Re: How can I block UTorrent activity?

Now what about queuing the traffic? is: [admin@Core Router] /queue simple> print Flags: X - disabled, I - invalid, D - dynamic 0 name="P2P" dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 interface=ether4 parent=none direction=both priority=8 queue=wireless-default/wireless-default limit-at=1000000/64000 max-limit=1000000/64...
by Skaught
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

Ok, I did a whole bunch more experimenting on this and have made some big progress but I am still stuck at one point. I cannot get the MT system to resond on port 1812. In other words I want to run the equivalent to free radius internally on the MT router. I thought user manager could do this, but i...
by Skaught
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v3rc and poor performance about nstream-dual in real field
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: v3rc and poor performance about nstream-dual in real field

We too have had issues with real world deployment of Rc10 on RB333. Our link is almost identical to yours in terms of signal and distance. We first took out the old link, a Star-os WAR. We "upgraded" to a single card RB333 solution. Speeds and latency instantly got WAY worse. Dial-up speeds and late...
by Skaught
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Re: Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?

So far single cards. We are about to install a second card as single card is not fast enough for us.
by Skaught
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Re: Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?

I get that too. But if I turn off nstreme the speeds drop to dial up and latency is >200ms. Even with no traffic on the link aside from my own testing PC. Overall not a huge issue as we are moving to Dual Nstreme very soon. But it is more of a confidence in the product thing. We have been able to ru...
by Skaught
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

A radius server to authenticate your clients on remote routers In our current config which I built and has been running flawlessly for nearly 5 years now; We have a core router, it has 2 eth interfaces and runs DNS caching, L7 packet shaping, NAT for our private subnets and is the main RADIUS server...
by Skaught
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

I am still a bit confused here but; What port does the user manager listen on? Or am I missing the point, is user manager only for use on the local router? Ah nevermind, user manager is for the local router only and cannot be accessed remotely for Auth. So in other words, I have found a feature that...
by Skaught
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

We are getting closer, but the radius server needs to be the MT router itself. I can do all that but still get no answer on port 1812. Is it impossible to run radius on the router itself? So in other words <radius_ip> = localhost. So far MT has kicked Star-os in the $%^ but is this something that st...
by Skaught
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

I need my existing non-MT APs to talk to the radius server on the MT router.

I turned on AAA in user manager but I get no response on the radius ports.
by Skaught
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Re: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

That lets me use a radius server. It does not create one.

At least as far I can tell and based on the docs.

Maybe I should rephrase this.

Does RouterOS have a built in radius Daemon?
by Skaught
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?
Replies: 20
Views: 6181

Does MT have a builtin Radius Server?

I am upgrading a router from STar-os to MT. It currently runs Radius server for all the wireless clients on our network and it auths based on client's mac address.

Will MT duplicate this functionality? I cannot seem to find the config screen for it.
by Skaught
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Is anyone running heavy traffic on RC10?

We are running up to 44mbit on RC10 in turbo mode an a RB333 link. Problems is, unless we turn on nstreme, latency is terrible. MT thinks we have noise so we tried every channel we can. No change whatsoever. The problem appeared the second we upgraded from a Star-os WAR radio to a RB333. And in both...
by Skaught
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet

I dunno what a lspci is but I emailed them a supout
by Skaught
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: RC10 Intel SATA

hmm, not only is the RAID and CDROM not working in MT, but the onboard Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet is not supported either. It shows up in Resources>PCI but not in Interafces. Again, I am running the latest RouterOS. It would be fine for me to try older hardware I guess??!? but where would I bu...
by Skaught
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: RC10 Intel SATA

Hmm, more frustration.

I tried booting from the v3.0RC10 ISO.

It loads ISOLINUX fine but then gives me an error that no CDROM is present. Odd since it is already using the cdrom when it gives the error.
by Skaught
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

RC10 Intel SATA and 82566DM-2 Gigabit ethernet

I bought an Intel DQ35JO motherboard. We want to run RouterOS on it as we need quad core to handle all the load of BGP and L7 shaping. I was able to load RC10 on it via netinstall/PXE ok. At the end of the install I reboot and I get an error "Missing Operating System". I am running hardware RAID 1. ...
by Skaught
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why is the MT website so slow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Why is the MT website so slow?

I have never had really high speeds downloading from the MT site.
by Skaught
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Why is the MT website so slow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Why is the MT website so slow?

When downloading from the MT website I usually only get about dial-up speeds. Is this due to the MT website being served by a routerboard based link? All other websites are fast (typically about 700KB/s). The tracert shows big latency jumps just a hop or two from the MT server. 17 129 ms 77 ms 78 ms...
by Skaught
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets

hmm, odd, I have other RB532As plugged into this procurve, no problems at all. I will try another switch.

I am not sure at the moment which procurve it is but it is a somewhat older one. In fact in the last 4 years it is the only thing on my network that has never ever caused me grief.
by Skaught
Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets

I was at that site today installing a new breaker panel and noticed that when hard coded to 100 half on both ends I get errors on the LED display on the switch.

I see this in the log in the switch:

FFI: port 22-Excessive CRC/alignment errors. See help.
FFI: port 22-Excessive late collisions.
by Skaught
Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets

Auto negotiate does not seem to work properly either. :(
by Skaught
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

RB333 Full duplex eth drops packets

I have a RB333 installed with about 180 feet of cable and a 28V high end regulated power supply. In 100mbit half duplex it works generally but we sometimes loose the eth link and have to reboot it. If we enable full duplex about 15% of pings are dropped. The radio we used to have in the role was non...
by Skaught
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Works Great but Quirky
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: RB333 Works Great but Quirky

We did not mention anything about OSPF. We have not even tried that yet. And also we are comparing a Star-OS WAR 566mhz board to the RB333. So far the RB333 is faster. We also had to set one end of the link's ethernet to half duplex or we would see packet loss on the ethernet. It is about a 200ft ru...
by Skaught
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB333 - how powerful is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: RB333 - how powerful is it?

We have a pair of RB333 as our main feed with 1700 2-5mbit clients and it works great. But we had to use nstreme with polling to get the link to work properly but now it is the fastest SBC I have ever used. Much faster than WAR, RB500 etc.
by Skaught
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB333 Works Great but Quirky
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

RB333 Works Great but Quirky

After reading the specs for the new RB333 boards, we were very impressed. Our StarOS WAR boards (IXP425) were beginning to see high latency and dropped packets at peak hours, and we were starting to shop around for options. Our WAR link was running in turbo mode, using Ubiquiti XR5 radio cards and S...
by Skaught
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Nstreme Dual Questions?
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Nstreme Dual Questions?

Has anyone tried a single standard antenna with a combiner? I would be likely using the hyperlink one (seems to be the only one I have found) and put them in separate bands. One in 5.3 and the other up in 5.8.
by Skaught
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what motherboards works with router os
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: what motherboards works with router os

Would a system with 2 quad core xeon processors be supported?
by Skaught
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: what motherboards works with router os
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: what motherboards works with router os

What processors will work? I am upgrading my current core router from a p4 2.6ghz as I need more speed to support L7 packet inpection.

Will dual core processors or multiple processors help?

If not, what is the fastest processor option on the market today for using with MT?
by Skaught
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot - Tempature Issue
Replies: 27
Views: 5836

In my case I do not know if the cold is the root casue, but it is certainly what casues the problem.

I have put some pieces of fibreglass insulation in the cabinets to see if the boards can keep themselves warm but not too warm.

Now that we are not -40 anymore all works flawlessly.
by Skaught
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot - Tempature Issue
Replies: 27
Views: 5836

One SR5 each.

When they go down I loose the entire AP from the ethernet side.
by Skaught
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: SR9 Cold Temperature - Known Issue.
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

That is false, wind chill only effects wet things like animals. Dry things like electronics are not effected by wind chill.
by Skaught
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: -30°C and the routerboard
Replies: 40
Views: 8875

Nearly half my RB532 go down at -20.

Those pictures are impressive but usually condions like that only appear at about -5 - -10 C. Any colder and it gets to dry to form ice like that.
by Skaught
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reboot - Tempature Issue
Replies: 27
Views: 5836

I have a problem that about half of my RB500 series start to reboot and lock up at -20C.

I have 12 RB532 deployed right now and usually about 6 of them will go down at -20C.
by Skaught
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Packets per second, bandwidth and throughput...
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

What would be s e x y is two options related to this. - The ability to set the RTS to 1 in non-MT clients and then MT gives CTS in a round robin fashion. Hence pseudo polling but with any 802.11 CPE. - A windows client program that will allow packing packets right in windows. I am sure I could talk ...
by Skaught
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4694

Option 4 is what I've been setting up on our WISP Route an IP block to the MT Router (AP) big enough to give one address to each client + however many spare you think you might need soon, assign one of these to the router. Then get the CPE to PPPoE into the MT Router and hand out one of the adresse...
by Skaught
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4694

MikroTik Refuses to do give us a MAC NAT option, so WDS is your only option. (dig through the forum, I've made a number of comments about it) I thought I listed several other options? setup your AP as WDS dynamic (Bridge1 as the default), set CPE as station WDS, on the station bridge E1 and W1, on ...
by Skaught
Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice
Replies: 18
Views: 4694

Building a 3000+ CPE network, looking for advice

We have outgrown 802.11b on our network using Star-OS and Tranzeo with about 1500 clients. So we have decided to build a 802.11a/Nstreme network for our next 3000 clients. I have a few challenges with the exact deployment we will use. I want to be able to use full Class C's (Or larger) to make sure ...
by Skaught
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Packets per second, bandwidth and throughput...
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

Whoa, that is a neat protocol. IT would only help one way since our CPEs are all non-mikrotik.

But something to keep in mind.

Would it work if only one end is MT?
by Skaught
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Packets per second, bandwidth and throughput...
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

Do traffic shapping on the client router insted of the AP this will stop unwanted traffic pialing up on the wireless side, put a cap on the amount of p2p sessions per sec. I have 1200 802.11b client CPEs made by tranzeo owned by my clients I must support. Replacing them with mikrotik would cost nea...
by Skaught
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Packets per second, bandwidth and throughput...
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

I am trying to find a way to do queues based on packets per second. It seems that is the limiting factor in 802.11b and if we can control that, then we will be in a better position.

Unfortunately all the queuing I can find is based on kb/s not pps.
by Skaught
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iptables -fuzzy option
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

I can shape packets per second and it stops DOS type attacks, P2P induced latency and such but it makes the internet choppy. You get all your packets in the first /14 second and them spend 3/4 of a second with no connection then it repeats, every second. Works but is kinda a dis disjointed experienc...
by Skaught
Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: iptables -fuzzy option
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

No idea?
by Skaught
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: iptables -fuzzy option
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

iptables -fuzzy option

is it supported in router OS?

I am actually looking for a way to do pps shaping.